[Foundation-l] English Wikipedia ethnocentric policy affects other communities
geniice at gmail.com
Fri Dec 22 02:45:21 UTC 2006
On 12/22/06, Birgitte SB <birgitte_sb at yahoo.com> wrote:
> We would have a better edge on vandalism if we
> required confirmed email adresses before allowing a
> user to edit. But the goal of Wikipedia is not
> prevent vandalism at all costs. I really don't
> understand the particular problem with non-latin
> vandals. More inforamation is always better but why
> is this information needed for vandal-fighting?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Listusers type in various swear
wods to start searches.
> have never had to type in any username to make a
> block. Everything is dome by clicking through links.
> Click on a diff to confirm vandalism, click on block
> to block the user, click on contribs to cleanup the
> mess. For a major vandal; paste the link to the
> contribs on IRC to solict help. Whether the username
> is english, bosian, or ????; I am not sure how it
> would make a difference.
Because I can't glance at recent changes and tell whcih of the half
dozen ????? are problem users.
> What do vandal fighters as
> en.WP do differently than that makes non-latin
> usernames a significant problem?
Some of our vandles have trademarks. It is also very hard to come up
with large numbers of legit sounding names in a short timeframe. The
result is that mayn vandles resort to nonsense names. If they can hide
that by useing japanses characters I have lost a way of picking them
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