[WikiEN-l] Quitting Wikipedia and wanted you to know why.

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Fri Oct 6 12:26:20 UTC 2006

On 06/10/06, Jimmy Wales <jwales at wikia.com> wrote:

> It's pretty easy to say "thuggish admins going wild"... but what is
> needed are specific examples and cases.

And the fact that examples are usually lacking when this sort of
complaint is made - and all too often turn out to be an admin being
far too patient with someone not warranting it and eventually blowing
their top - means such complaints are generally taken no notice of.

> There is no doubt in my mind that some of what has been raised in this
> thread is valid.  As the community has grown, it has become harder to
> maintain the distinction between the kindness and love of Wikipedia and
> the hostility you find in most of the Internet.


- d.

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