[Foundation-l] Pending Changes

teun spaans teun.spaans at gmail.com
Thu Sep 30 12:03:41 UTC 2010

If PC is what the german wiki has been using for some time, i think i
support its usage. Allthough it wont stop vandalism, it expect it does
greatly reduce it, allowing the volunteers to spend their time in a
more useful way. Imho it is working pretty well on the german wiki.
The first time i felt insulted when my changes were not live right
away (i had less than 300 edits), but they were qucikly approved and
now they are live immediately.

On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 12:37 AM, James Heilman <jmh649 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Decisions at Wikipedia are not based a vote.  The majority support
> Pending Changes and insufficient reasons have been put forwards by
> those who wish to see it quashed. I would like to thank Erik Moeller
> for the difficult discussion he has made. It is impossible to make
> everyone happy sometimes.
> I support PC for a number of reasons including.
> 1) Concerns are voiced both by academia and our readership regarding
> Wikipedia's reliability. Pending changes addresses some of these
> concerns. Thus there is a good chance that "pending changes" will not
> only increase our readership but the number of people who edit. No one
> wants to put in the work to create something good or excellent just to
> have it vandalized and left un-repaired.
> 2) Vandals like to see their work go "live". Pending changes stops
> this and will thus potentially decrease the entire volume of
> vandalism.  Most vandals will not be willing to pit in the effort to
> get around these measures.
> 3) We will have a tool to allow the world to seamlessly contribute to
> a greater part of Wikipedia. Instead of semi protecting some pages (
> and thus making it difficult for IPs to contribution ) we can use PC
> to make Wikipedia more open per our founding principles.
> --
> James Heilman
> MD, CCFP-EM, B.Sc.
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