[WikiEN-l] To: Jimmy Wales - Admin-driven death of Wikipedia

Jesse W jessw at netwood.net
Tue May 30 21:10:05 UTC 2006

On May 29, 2006, at 3:11 PM, Conrad Dunkerson wrote:
> I was suggesting that PART of the reason for the excessive hatred 
> directed
> at Wikipedia and the admin community in particular are the actions of 
> some
> admins. The original poster said that a lost Wikipedia user can also 
> be a
> new anti-Wikipedia crusader.
I just want to note that I agree with this.  We do have a problem with 
sometimes inflaming "problem users" rather than educating them into 
good contributors or deflating and wearing them out until they leave.  
Is this primarily due to the growth of the site?  In my opinion, yes.  
What can we do about this without making our problems (this and/or 
others) worse?  I don't know.  Conrad, do you have any suggestions?  In 
any case, I do appreciate you bringing this up, it is good that we are 
(once again) having this discussion.  This *is* the sort of "good 
response to critics" that we hope to practice.

Jesse Weinstein

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