Guy Chapman aka JzG wrote:
Is vandalism a significant problem on Wikipdeia? Yes.
of valid blanking by accounts newly registered to fix a problem, but
without the knowledge to comment, request help elsewhere, or include
an edit summary, a significant problem on Wikipedia? We have, to
date, one example. Let's try to maintain a sense of proportion, shall
"We have, to date, one example".
We have, /that we can remember/, one example. How many other examples
have been raised in the past, nobody can remember. How many other
incidences there have been, nobody knows. I somewhat suspect that none
of the current admins care, either, because they're all too busy making
themselves feel big and important and patting each other on the back for
making the most mouse-button-clicks in an hour. Never mind the actual
intent, it's the number of button clicks that count!
Bear in mind that I actually take the time to userfy
vanity from single purpose accounts if the username matches the
subject, because in the end newbies *do* matter, but demanding that
every vandalism edit be accompanied by the planting of a shrubbery on
the user's Talk page does not seem to be based on any realistic
assessment of the problem.
You make it sound like we're asking you to chop down the tallest tree in
the forest with a herring. We're not. We're asking you to use a little
bit of Common Sense. How on earth is someone meant to defend themselves
if they don't even know the crime that they've been charged with? How on
earth is a newbie meant to learn that there are certain things they're
not supposed to be doing something if nobody ever tells them?
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