[WikiEN-l] Sysop status

Jimmy Wales jwales at bomis.com
Tue Feb 11 11:55:00 UTC 2003

I just wanted to say that becoming a sysop is *not a big deal*.

I think perhaps I'll go through semi-willy-nilly and make a bunch of
people who have been around for awhile sysops.  I want to dispel the
aura of "authority" around the position.  It's merely a technical
matter that the powers given to sysops are not given out to everyone.

I don't like that there's the apparent feeling here that being granted
sysop status is a really special thing.

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