[Foundation-l] Wikiversity

Fred Bauder fredbaud at fairpoint.net
Wed Mar 17 13:05:56 UTC 2010

I gather there was posting of information which someone determined was
harmful to Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation and the suggestion is
being made to take that stuff somewhere else, or else. From the
discussion I gather that the issue is whether Wikiversity is an open
educational resource or a platform for trolls banned from Wikipedia. A
troll platform needs to hosted on a different site and have other
financial support.

Essentially Jimmy is saying the the site needs to be adequately
administered or closed. He would rather it were cleaned up and that its
administrators take care of business.

Fred Bauder

> What's going on over at Wikiversity?  Jimmy Wales has now been threatened
> with a block by someone who seems to be an admin in good standing, and he
> responds that he has "the full support of the Wikimedia Foundation".  Is
> this true?  What does it mean?
> Wales also has said that he is "discussing closure of Wikiversity with
> the
> board".  Is there a public place where this is being debated, or is this
> all
> being done behind the scenes?  Is it even true that this discussion is
> taking place?
> I'm sorry if I'm repeating some discussion that's already been had, but I
> checked the archives and I couldn't find anything.
> http://en.wikiversity.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:Jimbo_Wales&oldid=545523#Your_behaviour_in_Wikiversity
> http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Wikiversity:Community_Review/Wikimedia_Ethics:Ethical_Breaching_Experiments#Board_discussing_closure_of_Wikiversity
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