[OT] Jimbo Wales' edit count (was: Re: [WikiEN-l] Here's an interesting one)

Steve Bennett stevage at gmail.com
Wed Feb 1 20:53:46 UTC 2006

On 2/1/06, Mark Wagner <carnildo at gmail.com> wrote:
> On the other hand, the high number of "talk", "user talk", and
> "wikipedia" edits could indicate that the user is pretty good at
> calming down edit wars -- exactly the sort of person we want as an

Or participating in them :)

> admin.  You'd have to check a sample of his edits to determine this.

Fascinating. My brief sample reveals frequent page blanking. Actually
what's fascinating about that is that's one of the first things I did
when I got my account and I got rapped over the knuckles for it :)

Lest there be any confusion at all, I'm pursuing this conversation
only in an ironic spirit, I think Jimbo is perfectly fit to be


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