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The latest Wikipedia code-word for "dysfunction" is "Superprotection"

metasonix (650947) writes | about 2 months ago


metasonix (650947) writes "As if the problems brought up during the recent 2014 Wikimania conference weren't enough, now Wikipedia is having an outright revolt by its editor and administrator community, especially on the German-language Wikipedia. A new Wikipediocracy blog post goes into some detail on the story. The WMF, currently awash in cash from its donors, keeps trying to force flawed new software systems onto the community, and they have repeatedly responded very negatively. This time, however, WMF Deputy Director Erik Moeller had the bright idea to create a new level of page protection to prevent the new software from being disabled. "Superprotection" has resulted in an outright revolt on German Wikipedia and subsequent coverage in the German press, plus demands that Moeller, one of Wikipedia's oldest insiders, be removed from his job. And one English Wikipedia insider started a petition demanding the removal of "superprotection"."

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Fort (1)

Stanistani (808333) | about 2 months ago | (#47717723)

The WikiMedia Foundation, even though they know that prominent members of the editing community are outraged, still have not realized the extent of the ill feeling they have caused. The compact between the content creators and the fundraisers has been broken. This will be bad for both unless the new Executive Director, Lila Tretikov, can step in and heal the rift. Instead, she is siding with the WMF's development team.

Re:Fort (1)

Andreas Kolbe (2591067) | about 2 months ago | (#47718867)

Also covered in The Register here: Class war! Wikipedia's workers revolt again []

Re:Fort (1)

Andreas Kolbe (2591067) | about 2 months ago | (#47719057)

See also discussion on Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Lila Tretikov's talk page here [] (and preceding section). Wikipedia is in crisis.
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