[WikiEN-l] Userboxes: A rational proposal

Matt Brown morven at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 05:20:32 UTC 2006

On 2/18/06, Steve Bennett <stevage at gmail.com> wrote:
>Matt Brown <morven at byz.org> wrote:
>> I think to a degree Wikipedia has reached that stage Usenet did, where
>> suddenly the influx of new people is beyond the rate at which they
>> tend to acclimate to the older culture.  There are so many newbies
>> that a newbie-culture can develop without having to join the existing
>> one.
> Is this true? It's a fairly bold statement...is there evidence for it?

Only anecdotally, and personal experience/feeling.  However, having
lived on Usenet before Things Changed, I get a "I've seen this before"

Not saying the result has to be the same, of course, but I think
things are changing here.


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