[Foundation-l] A dangerous precedent

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Sun Dec 30 17:01:47 UTC 2007

The problem is not bot-generated articles. The problem is that one
user on the Volapuk Wikipedia, by his own admission, deliberately
created tens of thousands of articles by bot purely to raise Volapuk's
listing on the front page of www.wikipedia.org. He was not doing this
to write a useful Wikipedia in any way, but (again by his own
admission) to publicise the Volapuk constructed language.

He acted in bad faith; the question is then how to deal with this act
of bad faith and not allow it to be rewarded.

- d.

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