[WikiEN-l] Parker Peters's comments
sbstreater at mac.com
Fri Oct 6 18:15:03 UTC 2006
On 6 Oct 2006, at 19:03, Oldak Quill wrote:
> On 06/10/06, Parker Peters <onmywayoutster at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Part of the problem I think with admins who get on power trips is
>> that one
>> day, they went from being an un-powerful little normal editor, to
>> the next
>> day being able to do all these amazing things. Imagine if you one
>> day woke
>> up with x-ray vision: your first thought would probably be to use
>> it on
>> hot next-door neighbor, wouldn't it?
> It been traditional for Wikipedia to have as many admins as
> possible without
> laxing our barriers to adminship too much. I think this is from the
> source "many eyes catch all the bugs" school of thinking. The
> reason we are
> able to do this is because, as someone has already mentioned, all
> actions are recorded and reversible.
> I also do not think that making it harder to become an admin would
> make some
> admins more civil. Many of the most curt admins (perhaps read
> have been with us for a long time. Clearly, their curtness has
> nothing to do
> with your X-ray effect and is more related to a jaded outlook.
Also, people don't like change. The older
Admins are used to the old way of working.
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