[Foundation-l] Blanking a Wikipedia, a very bad idea

Thomas Morton morton.thomas at googlemail.com
Tue Oct 4 21:19:39 UTC 2011

On 4 October 2011 22:15, Benjamin Lees <emufarmers at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 5:10 PM, Mathias Schindler
> <mathias.schindler at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Then can you specify the threshold for the community-ratio that is in
> > your opinion required for some Wikipedians to vandalize a language
> > edition of Wikipedia in such way?
> Unless the WMF decides it should intervene, the de facto threshold is
> whatever allows them to get consensus and have an admin make the
> necessary changes and not be reverted.  As a practical matter, the
> Kiribati-based community would not be able to do something like this
> on the English Wikipedia.
FWIW because of the way this has been implemented, it is not (at least
obviously) possible to rollback/reverse via the web interface (it appears to
be a change in common.js - and even that page redirects to the message).


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