[WikiEN-l] Classic commentary

stevertigo stvrtg at gmail.com
Fri Oct 2 19:34:05 UTC 2009

'''Show the door to trolls, vandals, and wiki-anarchists, who, if
permitted, would waste your time and create a poisonous atmosphere
here.''' - Larry Sanger

I found this classic comment again, while looking through the history
of WP:DISRUPT -- digging around to find out who the genius was that
first misconstrued the concept of an "edit" to mean "edits and|or
comments," and thus had blurred all canonical, traditional, and
logical distinctions in the minds of thuglodyte admins everywhere.
(WP:DE, by the way,  should be "No disruptive editing").

Larry's above comment came as one of his recommendations upon his
exit. In the same message he prophetically forewarned us Wikipudlians
to to "be open and warmly welcoming, not insular." Larry had been
growing frustrated with types of people, and had been making some
quasi-draconian overtures. In retrospect, these seemed to have had a
large influence in his subsequent sudden funding restrictions.


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