[Foundation-l] Emergency on Wiktionary

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Sat Aug 12 07:30:58 UTC 2006

Walter Vermeir wrote:

>Ray Saintonge schreef:
>>While it is also possible that there can be rogue bureaucrats, these 
>>will be proportionally rarer than rogue admins.  Anyone who has become a 
>>bureaucrat has a very high degree of trust in the community, and 
>>especially in relatively larger communities there is sufficient 
>>oversight to prevent the abuses that may be more common with the 
>>untested bureaucrats of tiny communities.  Speaking arbitrarily, one 
>>could define a larger community, as one with at least 50,000 articles 
>>and/or 2 active bureaucrats.
>Not all wikis are the same. You can not project the situation of EN to
>all other wikis.
>I have just done a de-sysop/de-bureaucrat on the Serbian Wikpedia. There
>the have (now) 40 sysops and of those 25 are bureaucrat.
>That is from my POV an irresponsible number of bureaucrats. I do not
>know how many active user there are. The have 34700 articles.
25 bureaucrats on such a small project doesn't make sense considering 
the limited duties that are reserved for bureaucrats.  Still it's up to 
the sr community to sort that one out.


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