On 2/21/06, Mark Gallagher <m.g.gallagher(a)student.canberra.edu.au> wrote:
I'm almost speechless with rage at
Jimbo's unilateral deletion of the
encyclopedia article [[Brian Peppers]] - not to mention his locking
(via [[User:Danny]] and [[WP:OFFICE]]) of [[Harry Reid]] for *five
As I feared, userboxes have proven to be the canary in the coal mine.
Now it's articlespace that is being jerked around.
Wikipedia ultimately must decide whether it wants to be Jimbo's
personal fiefdom, or be "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit".
The two are clearly mutually exclusive at this point.
We were just discussing that ... Wikipedia *doesn't* want to be "the
free encyclopaedia that anyone can edit". There's too much abuse, too
much ranting from trolls with a sense of self-entitlement, encouraged by
I quite like the idea of "Welcome to Wikipedia, where good authors are
Funny, I never realized you were the One True Prophet through whom
(Because you're not.)