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The Wikipedia community newsletter now officially needs a new Editor-In-Chief, after the acting one Bri decided to quit in the wake of the transphobia controversy. ... 8600#p8600

The other acting? "Co-" EiC Kudpung having of course already thrown Bri under the bus for it, having clarified in the process he had actually resigned ages ago, the staff list just hadn't been updated. ... 8531#p8531

In the wake of the controversy, with both of these clowns gone, we will either see the death of the SignPost (an outcome predicted many times by now), or a return to less controversial times, where they get back to being a simple newsletter, not a deliberately provocative platform trying to compete with, and in many ways beating, Wikipediocracy, in the self-harm game.

As such, I've started this new thread, for a potentially new era.

Let a line be drawn under the previous brief period of utterly inflammatory chaos, and the healing being.


Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:37 am
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Smallbones seems to want the role of EiC, and with nobody else wanting it, it seems like he may get it.

On the transphobia controversy....
There will be a full, unambiguous, unqualified apology to all who were offended.
We'll see.

Kudpung seems to think this will mean Smallbones has to spend less time in his other Wikipedia activities. Well, for one, the downside to that is what, exactly? And for two, since he's not a bitter old fuck, it seems he will find the time somehow, for the cause.

I for one certainly have a morbid interest in what he might do with the platform.

Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:34 am
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The dawn of a new era.....
Smallbones, with the support of our EiC emeritus, is the consensus pick as EiC of The Signpost replacing Bri. I thank all of the editors involved in the discussion for their input. Chris Troutman (talk) 23:39, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

Established editorial priorities for Volume 1:

A. An apology for all the transphobia

B. Special Report on the effects of discrimination against transgender people

C. The German blackout

D. Correction of the HuffPost piece exposing a disclosed paid editor

I am excited. :twisted:

Well, maybe for only half the issue. Then other half just sounds like standard Smallbones.

Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:36 pm
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