[Foundation-l] just wondering, are we going to take down en.wikipedia.org?

emijrp emijrp at gmail.com
Mon Jan 16 16:00:11 UTC 2012

2011/10/28 Tim Starling <tstarling at wikimedia.org>

> On 28/10/11 01:43, emijrp wrote:
> > Obvious sarcasm is obvious. But people think you are serious.
> >
> > I'm not sure who is more dangerous, stupid politicians speaking about
> > closing sites or stupid wikipedians closing Wikipedia sites when
> politicians
> > speak about closing sites.
> About 90% of everything that comes out of Domas's mouth is sarcasm. So
> if you don't know whether he's being sarcastic about something, you
> can assume that he is and get it right 90% of the time.
> Domas probably had the same reaction to the Italian Wikipedia protest
> as I did. We both spend a lot of time making sure Wikipedia is always
> up and available for people to read, so it's painful to see a small
> proportion of a wiki's users decide to take a whole wiki offline for
> everyone.
> -- Tim Starling

"...it is very likely that we will not be able to make 100% sure that
nobody can access Wikipedia..."

@Domas, @Tim: As Wikimedia tech staff. Have you changed your mind? Are you
working to blackout English Wikipedia?

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