[WikiEN-l] Editors, who are not editors

Guy Chapman aka JzG guy.chapman at spamcop.net
Fri Oct 20 21:04:58 UTC 2006

On Fri, 20 Oct 2006 09:55:35 +1000, "Peter Ansell"
<ansell.peter at gmail.com> wrote:

>I have been increasingly worried about one editors contribution
>history lately. The vast majority (possibly over 90%) of their last
>500 edits have been in Wikipedia/Wikipedia talk space. It is my
>understanding that Wikipedia: space is for editors to use to organise
>the development of articles.

It rather depends.  If they are an admin, doing admin things, then
it's understandable.  One of the more frustrating things is that we
take people who are good editors, give them admin tools, and then they
spend the rest of their time fighting idiots until they get pissed off
and leave.  Well, maybe.

I have to say, though, that the so-called "sandboxians" who spend
their time at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sandbox/Storytelling and so on,
really do seem to have missed the point a bit.

Guy (JzG)

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