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

The Cunctator cunctator at gmail.com
Sat Feb 4 03:53:57 UTC 2006

On 2/3/06, Guettarda <guettarda at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/3/06, Sam Korn <smoddy at gmail.com> wrote:
> <snip>
> > I ask those who support the CVU: 1) how does it help Wikipedia in ways
> > that a non-organisational structure couldn't? and 2) is the good it
> > does really more significant than the dislike it creates among other
> > Wikipedians?
> >
> 1. I'd hazard a guess that the CVU builds a spirit of community among people
> who want to focus on fighting vandalism and gives recognition to an
> essential task which really gets very little recognition

It's the *kind* of recognition that troubles me. The Counter Vandalism
Unit is a clear take-off of the Counter Terrorism Unit. Not the kind
of analogy I like to see.

> 2. Dislike it creates?  Seriously?  I wasn't aware of any until this thread
> popped up (as opposed to people who have issues with Cool Cat).

I dislike it, seriously.

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