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I didn't realise that MediaWiki 1.5 was so close to being introduced,
otherwise I wouldn't have come up with my previous proposal, mentoring
for admins, quite so quickly as I did!
As unfortunately my proposal is not too popular, I have come up with a
new one titled "Requests for rollback", taking advantage of the
"privilege separation" available in MediaWiki 1.5.
In a few words, it's a system like RfA but just granting rollback rather
than all admin powers
This proposal is described as how I imagine it would be implemented at:
My reasoning behind creating this proposal is principally due to the
* Useful for those who do not wish to be nominated on WP:RFA, either
because they do not desire admin powers or because they would not be
confident with them.
* More people being able to quickly deal with vandalism is by no
means a bad thing.
* It devolves power to the community.
I accept that some might say that is an unnecessary addition to
Wikipedia, duplicating requests for adminship, but I believe that people
who want to contribute to Wikipedia but do not wish to become
full-fledged admins will benefit from the times when rollback can be used.
I'd be interested in hearing other people's thoughts on this.
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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Not Able to Contact Help Desk
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2005 10:17:12 EDT
To: jwales(a)wikia.com, board(a)wikimedia.org
I'm writing to you because I had no other way of letting your
organization know about the problem I'm experiencing with your website.
I tried to set up a new account and received a message back that
this site was unavailable. I read the articles in your help section and
could not find an answer to this question.
I saw a section on complaints about problems that need fixing and
found a message there that said;
> Ask your questions at the bottom. Please place resolved articles on
Wikipedia: General complaints (resolved)
However, there was no form at the bottom or contact link for me to ask
my question. I really like your work and would like to become more
involved but feel shut out.
If you can assist me with this I'd greatly appreciate it and I think
others would find it a less frustrating experience as well when trying
to set up a new account.
Thank you very much,
Anita Cape, Moderator of the Board
Family Trauma Survivors' Network, Inc.
> For example, I think mention of Creationism is perfectly appropriate
> for the article on [[Earth]]. Should it be the first mention? No.
I wouldn't oppose such an addition. The article
already contains some information on mythology.
My main point is that Wikipedia says thinks like:
"The planet formed around 4.57 billion (4.57×10^9) years ago and shortly
thereafter acquired its single natural satellite, the Moon."
Wikipedia could never say things like:
"The planet was created around 10.000 years ago
along with the Moon and the rest of the universe."
While we can certainly describe the second view it
is clearly something we'd have to attribute. The
scientific facts can be stated in Wikipedia's own
voice. This is a huge difference.
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