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Episode 102: Visual Editor and RFCs - 30 September 2013
Released: TBD * Listen on archive.orgMetadata page on


This episode available at: YouTube

Planned time

  • Google Hangouts, Monday, Sep 30, 9pm Eastern US time. Contact: Andrew Lih or Facebook group [1]
  • Facebook planning and discussion page for Wikipedia Weekly [2]


Roundtable Topics[edit]

There was a showdown over Visual Editor this week, as the WMF yielded to pressure to change the visual editor's status to non-default, and opt-in. We need to have a serious discussion about what it means to have "community consensus" vs WMF's actions. Can anyone wrap their arms around what "the community" means anymore? People who have the special knowledge and time to seek out RFCs tucked into corners of Wikipedia? Ones who go to Wikimania and are involved with chapters? Newbie editors who don't even know what Village Pump is, much less the many sub-pages where discussions take place?

  • MUST TALK about Emily's Wiki project -

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Preceded by
Episode 101: Secret Identities
Episode 102
Succeeded by
Episode 103: TBD