[Foundation-l] Wikipedia tracks user behaviour via third party companies

John at Darkstar vacuum at jeb.no
Fri Jun 5 03:27:46 UTC 2009

> Not to mention, as  
> far as I know the program is proprietary.

This is an example of whats the real problem here; its not the security
issues but the users political issues.

>  I'm not convinced that  
> we need to be tracking user behavior at this point in time, or that  
> the tradeoffs for doing so are worth any benefits, or that doing so is  
> in furtherance of our mission.

One example of a very important solution is to identify missing links
between articles. Articles without parents are a special case. Articles
without children too. Articles where a reoccurring problem persist in a
missing link between two articles are the general case, but this can not
be solved without referrer logging, or better logging to a external
server after a JS-function has identified the logging as necessary.
Unfortunatly such logging can't be done today so we must stick to the
two less than optimum special cases.


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