On 2/18/06, Rob Church <robchurch.en.wp(a)googlemail.com> wrote:
Kill them all. With fire. Spare not a single one.
On a slightly more serious note; the problem is now twofold. There's
the userbox mess to clean up, and the mess it's made in the community
- ripping the oldies and newbies apart - to clean up too. I'm thinking
a bit of friendly re-education into what Wikipedia culture is might
not be amiss. Instead of stating, "you don't get it"; teach people
what "it" is.
I would argue that there's actually a third problem (which is not
necessarily caused by userboxes so much as made apparent by the
conflict surrounding them): a certain portion of Wikipedians refuse to
believe, on some fundamental level, that Wikipedia is not a democracy.
Witness the various discussions over the past (some more obviously
detatched from reality than others) about overthrowing Jimbo.
This one won't be, in my opinion, solved by "friendly re-education".