[WikiEN-l] We need a policy against vote-stacking

geni geniice at gmail.com
Fri May 5 23:38:19 UTC 2006

On 5/6/06, Steve Bennett <stevage at gmail.com> wrote:
> This approach I don't agree with. Everytime we cite the fact that
> Wikipedia has 1,000,000 articles, we ascribe value to each of those
> articles. Every time we allow crud that we would be ashamed to speak
> of to remain in the article, we diminish the value of those articles.
> For exactly the same reason I think it is very poor for us to have
> 900,000 (or more?) inactive user accounts. They don't harm us directly
> - but they do vastly misrepresent the actual state of the project.

Every free internet forum has the same issue.

> Speaking for myself, the existence of Pokemon is not directly a
> problem. But Wikipedia would certainly be better off if somehow all
> the effort that was expended on Pokemon articles was somehow invested
> in other ways.
> Steve

Pokemon are massive. How many pokemon can you name? How many uk canals
(my area) can you name?


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