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

Alphax (Wikipedia email) alphasigmax at gmail.com
Sat Feb 4 14:52:25 UTC 2006

Stan Shebs wrote:
> The Cunctator wrote:
>> What most of the people on this thread fail to recognize is that
>> creating anti-vandalism paramilitaries *encourages* vandalism.
> That's just a ludicrous point of view - the vast majority of vandals
> I deal with neither know nor care about WP internal process. If they
> did, they would be able to introduce vandalism in much more subtle
> ways, for instance by stacking vandalistic edits behind legitimate
> changes by a sockpuppet, mixing vandalism in with a good edit, using
> plausible sounding edit summaries, etc. Instead, they tend to add
> the first thing that comes to mind, usually scatological.

Oh, I don't know; back when I used to visit #wikipedia-en-vandalism we'd
see some pretty creative ones. Of course, the fact that a blacklist IP
just removed 6500 bytes from the article /did/ make us suspicious of the
edit summary of "correcting a minor typo"... :)

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