Jason and others,
Sorry (really, really sorry), I had volunteered to Jason to help cover
this, but having spent a couple of hours interacting with the "wiki" I
have realised again that it is not something I can be a part of. I do
not need to build stress and anger in my daily life, any more than it
is forced on me from the outside world.
Below is my parting contribution, visible on my User page until
hopefully someone deletes those. I will try to keep a note for myself
in a strategic location, sufficient to prevent me wasting more time,
but well-enough hidden not to continue to cause me anguish, so that I
do not waste our time again.
I'm sure there is a place in the world for what "wikinews" lets people
do, I just don't think it's accurate to call it a wiki, and I think
you may actually find it works better if you call it what it is, and
model it more closely on a hierarchical Content Management System
format. The same goes for Wikipedia, incidentally, but they at least
let the users continue to edit the pages _even after the original
poster has stopped looking at (and "protecting") "their" baby_.
In fact, ever since wikiscanner became publicised, I have had no
problems whatsoever with officiousness on wikipedia .. which _used_ to
be unavoidable. I really really dislike the wikiscanner idea, but I
wonder if judicious application of it against wikinews might help free
up the works somewhat?
Anyway, here is my final wikinews copy, see
== Oh forget it ==
Having re-visited Wikinews briefly after a long hiatus, I had positive
hopes. But I see that Really Stupid Policy (TM) (and officious
behaviour towards users) is still in effect, and so I will not be back
again. Please delete my 'user' pages. Like wikipedia, [[This Is Not A
Wiki]], and sadly, here the beauracrats have found even more excuses
to restrict its use. I see this as namespace squatting, a form of DoS.
-- Simeon 04:03, 31 January 2008 (UTC)
Quoting Jason Safoutin <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
I am DragonFire1024 on the English Wikinews. I am wondering if there
are any Wikinewsies in: New York, Montreal, Houston TX, London,
Melbourne Australia, and Los Angeles California.
If so, please contact me. The group known as "Anonymous"is planning
"unspecified" action against the CoS on February 10, 2008. They mention
the above cities specifically.
So anyone on the list in or near those areas please contact me ASAP.
P.S. we already have 2 people going to London, but more is encouraged.
Jason Safoutin (DragonFire1024)
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