[WikiEN-l] Wikipedia's destiny

The Cunctator cunctator at gmail.com
Tue Feb 28 05:07:54 UTC 2006

On 2/21/06, Mark Gallagher <m.g.gallagher at student.canberra.edu.au> wrote:
> G'day Josh,
> > I'm almost speechless with rage at Jimbo's unilateral deletion of the
> > encyclopedia article [[Brian Peppers]] - not to mention his locking
> > (via [[User:Danny]] and [[WP:OFFICE]]) of [[Harry Reid]] for *five
> > days*.
> >
> > As I feared, userboxes have proven to be the canary in the coal mine.
> > Now it's articlespace that is being jerked around.
> >
> > Wikipedia ultimately must decide whether it wants to be Jimbo's
> > personal fiefdom, or be "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit".
> > The two are clearly mutually exclusive at this point.
> We were just discussing that ... Wikipedia *doesn't* want to be "the
> free encyclopaedia that anyone can edit".  There's too much abuse, too
> much ranting from trolls with a sense of self-entitlement, encouraged by
> that tagline.
> I quite like the idea of "Welcome to Wikipedia, where good authors are
> always welcome".

Funny, I never realized you were the One True Prophet through whom
Wikipedia speaks.

(Because you're not.)

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