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Please create an All Affiliates mailing list
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(Sorry for the urgency here. This is related to and requested by Board member @Raystorm.)

  • Requested name of the mailing list:
  • Reasoning/explanation of purpose: This mailing list is initially created to allow all affiliates to discuss participation in . (Presence of non-affiliates members, WMF staff etc. is limited to the duration of this process.)
  • Initial list administrator's email address:
  • Secondary list administrator's email address: (More will likely be added.)
  • Subscription should be Closed [admins will mass-subscribe the relevant people] and archives should be Private to subscribers.
  • Description of the list for the list info page:

Wikimedia Affiliates mailing list
Discussion list for the Wikimedia movement entities – chapters, thematic organizations, and user groups (

While the mailing list is created to coordinate efforts around the 2019 affiliate-selected Board seats process (, it could be easily repurposed later, if desired.

Current access is provided to main representatives of the affiliates, appointed volunteer facilitators, and any members of the Board and the Wikimedia Foundation staff for the time strictly necessary to operations related to the ASBS process. In addition to internal affiliates conversation, it will be used to deliver key announcements and information about the ASBS process. The list aims at including all of the affiliates, regardless of whether they will be eligible to vote later.

Participants are asked to remain civil and stay on topic; in the hope that the "commitment to diversity and inclusion of all voices, throughout our communities—new, older and emerging" inspires and guides meaningful conversations.

Event Timeline

Elitre created this task.Mar 6 2019, 9:21 AM
Restricted Application added a project: Operations. · View Herald TranscriptMar 6 2019, 9:21 AM
Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald Transcript
Elitre added a subscriber: herron.Mar 6 2019, 9:22 AM

I understand that @herron may be the person in charge here. Many thanks in advance!

Elitre triaged this task as Unbreak Now! priority.Mar 6 2019, 9:32 AM
Restricted Application added subscribers: Liuxinyu970226, TerraCodes. · View Herald TranscriptMar 6 2019, 9:32 AM
jbond added a subscriber: jbond.Mar 6 2019, 11:31 AM

Hi Erica, As i think you have noticed the list has been created and you should have revived the admin password. I'm just holding of resolving the ticket as this is the first time i have created a list and just wanted someone else (likely @herron ) to validate my work and ensure i have not made a mistake

Thanks John

jbond claimed this task.Mar 6 2019, 11:32 AM
jbond closed this task as Resolved.EditedMar 6 2019, 11:54 AM

Here are URLs for listinfo, admin. As mentioned the list password has already been sent to the initial list administrator's email address, we recommend they communicate the password with the secondary list administrator.

I have updated the list subscriber policy and the archive policy however be advised that all other settings are set to default. We suggest you go through all options and adjust them to your needs, that includes list visibility (private/public), who can subscribe, anti-spam etc. Lastly, please remember to add your list to m:Mailing lists/Overview

Thanks John

Elitre added a subscriber: Quiddity.Mar 6 2019, 3:19 PM

TY very much. Adding @Quiddity so that, once we are ready, he can proceed with the due diligence in what you recommend.