--- "Ilya N." <ilyanep(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
wikipedians by arrival page
/In other words, we Wikipedians abhor the idea that
the amount of time
spent working on this website is any sort of
indication of how well one
can write an encyclopedia article. Indeed, we
distinguish ourselves by
our ability to write good articles, which is what
/really/ matters. We
ought to do our best to underemphasize seniority,
which can be used,
often illegitimately, as a way of deciding who to
accord how much respect./
Very true and important to remind Ilya. I like your
However, this text is about value of a contributor as
an editor, not as a sysop.
Some people are very valuable as editors, but would be
horrible sysops. Some people are good at being sysops,
but hardly worth as editors (no, I won't give names.
pov opinion :-)).
Some are great as both.
It takes many many little bits to make a good world.
Now, what was the pb about redirects ? I still have
not understood your questions about international
links and sandboxes. I would like to help.
Note that discussion about sysophood should be on that
proper page on the english wiki. Redirection probably
at the en.pump. International links question on the
international mailing list. Russian sandbox on the
russian list or russian wiki. Or perhaps on the main
list if it is a wikiwide issue.
And perhaps discussion about the text above on the
english list since it is en.wiki specific.
Quite simple in the end :-)
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