[WikiEN-l] Comparison with other wikis

geni geniice at gmail.com
Wed Feb 8 08:55:56 UTC 2006

On 2/8/06, Mark Gallagher <m.g.gallagher at student.canberra.edu.au> 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.

To be fair the change is completely incosistant with the general scope
of CSD policy

> 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.
> --
> Mark Gallagher

Prevent admins and Jimbo from doing silly things would be a start


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