On 1/23/07, The Cunctator <cunctator(a)gmail.com>
On 1/20/07, Brion Vibber <brion(a)pobox.com>
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Having been requested by Jimmy to do so, and having seen a fun rumor of
a "search engine optimization world championship" contest targeting
WP, I've gone ahead and switched rel="nofollow" back onto URLs in
en.wikipedia.org's article namespace.
Does Jimmy have that authority? Should this have gone through the board?
You know very well that the board lets Jimbo run wikipedia. If they
have a problem with his actions, they can do something about it, but
lets face it: for the first half-decade that Jimbo's been in control,
he's done a pretty darn good job.
This is just wikilawyering.
That's not what wikilawyering is. I wasn't questioning whether Jimbo
was doing a good or bad job, and I seriously doubt he needs people to
leap to his defense and resort to namecalling to attack questioners.
I asked three specific questions, which so far as I know Anthony and
Oskar can't directly answer except through (reasonable) surmisal.
Is it explicit policy that Jimbo continues to have a free hand to make
policy decisions for Wikipedia by fiat? I think that would be
perfectly fine, but I'm still trying to grasp what Jimbo's role is
becoming as the Foundation becomes more established and formal.