[Foundation-l] Show community consensus for Wikilove

Yaroslav M. Blanter putevod at mccme.ru
Sun Oct 30 18:30:23 UTC 2011

> We're not just talking about a tool, but a revolution in the way of
> communicative and collaborative Wikipedia. It is a way to make Wikipedia
> family environment, not a court or an academy of letters. We need that.
> Wikipedia really needs that at all.
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No, not at all. I do not want to work in a family environment. A couple of
years ago, on Russian Wikipedia we had an admin who indeed treated
Wikipedia as a family environment, dividing the community into "friends"
and "enemies", being rude to enemies, making plots with friends and so on.
She was quickly desysopped and then banned for two years, and it looks like
she had finally learned some of her lessons, but I still recollect this
editing atmosphere of 2008 over there as a nightmare, with several
"families" fighting against each other and so on. I have heard that
Portuguese Wikipedia something similar is or was going on (not that I care
so much). Traditional societies have their advantages and disadvantages. 


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