[WikiEN-l] Re: CVU -> WP:CVP? (was The Counter Vandalism Unit? Whaa?

Phil Boswell phil.boswell at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 09:55:37 UTC 2006

"Steve Bennett" <stevage at gmail.com> wrote in 
message news:f1c3529e0602090113u3f1c4bd9j953c1657bffe4ec3 at mail.gmail.com...
> On 2/9/06, Jay Converse <supermo0 at gmail.com> 
> wrote:
> > The fact of the matter is that there are a LOT of people who have seen 
> > fit
> > to ignore the vandalism fight.  Some because they're simply better at 
> > other
> > things and find it a waste of theirs and others time to devote 
> > themselves to
> > something they're not as good at, some because they've done it for a 
> > while

> And speaking for myself, it's like choosing not to join the brigade of
> people putting out fires with buckets of water until people install
> smoke detectors and sprinkler systems, and until the brigade is
> equipped with decent fire engines and hire powered hoses.

On that basis, you could view the CVU as being the Wikipedia equivalent to 
the Ankh-Morpork Watch[1].

Which isn't actually such a bad thing, when you consider just how similar 
Wikipedia can be to Ank-Morpork...

[[en:User:Phil Boswell]]
[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ankh-Morpork_City_Watch 

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