[WikiEN-l] Comparison with other wikis

John Lee johnleemk at gawab.com
Wed Feb 8 04:29:55 UTC 2006

Mark Gallagher wrote:

> G'day Steve,
>>> Until now Jimbo has had to step in whenever
>>> people (especially cabal members) need to be told to cool off. He
>>> shouldn't have to. Jimbo's role is being the face of the foundation and
>>> being the last court of appeal. He has to handle all the Wikimedia
>>> projects -- he shouldn't be spending his time tackling problems on the
>>> English Wikipedia.
>> Agree. I suspect the only issue is getting people to trust the
>> authority and good sense of other people. They *must* be appointed
>> directly by Jimbo for that to happen, I think.
> I suspect it still wouldn't happen.  Witness [[User:God of War]]'s 
> actions on the CSD page; he's decided that Jimbo's word can't trump 
> consensus, and "consensus" is on his side, and therefore Jimbo can't 
> change the CSD to include particularly stupid templates.
> What do we do about users --- most of them newbies, most of them bound 
> up in some way with the userbox debacle --- who think Wikipedia is a 
> democracy, and any opposition is rogue admins gone Fascist?  Standing 
> over them and saying "Jimbo says such-and-such!  Respect his 
> authority, damnit!" probably wouldn't do much good.
If they won't listen to the GodKing, we block them until the message 
gets into their head? (With the GodKing's approval, of course.)

John Lee

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