[WikiEN-l] The Counter Vandalism Unit? Whaa?

Steve Bennett stevage at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 08:35:05 UTC 2006

Personally, I think the CVU and semi-protection are great. I can't
stand reverting vandalism (could anything be more tedious than
cleaning up after annoying teenagers?), but I hate to see articles
I've worked on vandalised too.

If the CVU get off on cleaning it up and actually do something about it, great!

If semi-protection stops vandalism happening in the first place, great!

Process schmrocess.


On 2/3/06, geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/3/06, The Cunctator <cunctator at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Wikipedia's still great, I love it, but really. The Wikipedia Counter
> > Vandalism Unit?
> >
> > Let's just strap on the jackboots and start humming Beethoven's 5th.
> >
> > Silly, silly me, thinking the Wikipedia Militia was bad. They've even
> > got their own freaking logo! Which, if I'm not mistaken, is a gross
> > copyright vio.
> >
> Sure but we tend not to worry about that as long as it stays within
> wikimedia projects. Otherwise there are rather a lot of othr images
> that need to go.
> > "Semi-protection" is also something that bothers me no end. As does
> > the concept of needing to "semi-protect" talk pages.
> >
> > Wikipedia doesn't need protection. It needs participation. It's not a
> > piece of china, folks.
> >
> Ummm are you going to sit there refreshing your talk page once a
> second to catch all the vandalism at GWB?
> > Neither is it some kind of dystopian arcology that needs paramilitary
> > posses threatening people around every corner.
> >
> > <crazy old guy rant>There's TOO MUCH PROCESS going on in articles
> > these days. Too many damn boxes!</rant>
> [[WP:CVU]] are hadly process heavy. More and better vandles require
> better tactics to deal with them. Nothing stopping you doing RC patrol
> the old fashioned way.
> --
> geni
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