[WikiEN-l] Most immature war ever? Are we embarrassed yet?
wikipedia at philwelch.net
Tue Feb 7 20:54:43 UTC 2006
> This is a tiresome argument, and entirely beside the point. Yes,
> Jimbo legally can do whatever he wants (with consent of 2 of the
> other 4 board members). That's quite different from how Wikipedia
> as a community operates, though, since it relies mainly
> volunteers. Everyone is here because we're a community editing an
> encyclopedia, and believe in its mission; the Board serves us, not
> the other way around. If the community decides the present
> leadership does not have its confidence, it can move elsewhere, as
> Encyclopedia Libre did. Jimbo's power is mainly "soft power", not
> "hard power", and in that sense, he was wheel-warring.
OK, so Jimbo can do whatever he wants and if you don't like it you
can fork off. Therefore, Jimbo should avoid pissing off enough people
to cause a fork to happen.
Are you going to fork over this?
Philip L. Welch
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