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

geni geniice at gmail.com
Sat Feb 4 04:13:40 UTC 2006

On 2/4/06, The Cunctator <cunctator at gmail.com> wrote:
> Maybe there's a good reason, eh?

Doubtful someone would have said what it was by now.

> MfD? WTF? Sheesh. Miscellany for Deletion. What a mess.

Compared to the event that triggered it's creation. Not really.

> Quite possibly.

I'm on the helpdesk mailing list. We get a lot of emails complaining
that page x y or z has been vandalised. I'd rather that number didn't
increase. These days we have to consider the  reader as well as the
editor. Strangely we recive few complaints about the actions of the

> Good.
> Now, if you're able to not take this personally, I would suggest that
> you try to understand what my criticism is. Working to discourage bad
> edits needs to be done in a way that creates as little antagonism and
> "us against them" mentality.

Feel free to do this. Lead by example.

> Calling yourselves the "Counter Terrorism Unit" doesn't do a good job of that.

I really rather doubt that the vast majority of vandles have that
level of awareness of the internal operation of wikipedia


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