On 12/5/05, John Lee <johnleemk(a)gawab.com> wrote:
Why were Wikipedians the last to know about this? I only saw some
discussion on the mailing list about this, but nothing final. Why do we
have to learn of this from the media instead of straight from Jimbo?
This is really disturbing.
Not only disturbing, but disappointing.
I guess the only silver lining is that it helps confirm yet another
cynical prediction I and others have made in the past.
Four years ago, Jimbo wrote "Wikipedia should remain permanently open
to everyone who is attempting to make a legitimate contribution." 
I guess by "permanently" he meant "for a few more years" and by
he meant "restricted".
It's much easier to take away openness than it is to restore it.
I dare Jimbo to reverse his decision.