Beta
×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

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

metasonix (650947) writes | about 2 months ago

3

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 change.org petition demanding the removal of "superprotection"."

Sorry! There are no comments related to the filter you selected.

Fort Sumter.org (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 Sumter.org (1)

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

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

Re:Fort Sumter.org (1)

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

See also discussion on Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Lila Tretikov's talk page here [wikimedia.org] (and preceding section). Wikipedia is in crisis.
Check for New Comments
Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?