It is a good idea, as the 'adoptee' could perhaps call on his mentor if he 'got in trouble'. I have seen countless incidents of old editors who seem to feel some form of 'ownership' of certain pages merely reverting because someone saw something which they had not seen before and they feel slighted.

I hasten to add that it varies from language to language, Portuguese the worst offender in my opinion. Therefore, it is a question of the culture that evolves among contributors and it is thus something that we can influnce by nipping in the bud in growing the Wikipedia in the various national languages.



On 15 January 2012 12:54, David Richfield <> wrote:

We should all know about this and promote it.

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