[WikiEN-l] The mythical golden age

Jimmy Wales jwales at wikia.com
Sat Jun 4 14:49:14 UTC 2005

Charles Matthews wrote:

> Nobody should kid themselves that there was ever a golden time when
> there was no 'bickering'.  If you look at the traffic numbers you
> see huge growth. Every month or so an asocial user kicking up a fuss
> about the way things are handled... it's the price we pay for being
> a radically open community. Remember, this is a big volunteer
> project; all that happens is that some people simply make it too
> hard for them to be accepted as volunteers.

Absolutely right.  There was no golden age.  :-)


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