Discussing Wikipedia's first decade on The Takeaway, 7:20am Eastern


4 Responses to “Discussing Wikipedia's first decade on The Takeaway, 7:20am Eastern”

  1. js7a says:

    Andrea, what is your opinion on the declining numbers of active administrators? Down 12% in 2010, 8% in 2009 and 6% in 2008. The time to archive WP:ANI was halved this year.

  2. js7a says:

    …time to archive sections on WP:ANI was halved last year/this past year/in 2010, I mean. Sorry.

  3. Michael Smith says:

    A decline in wikipedia administration can only be a good thing from where I stand. Less of an ivory tower. More crowd sourcing.

    • Andrea James says:

      @Michael: I agree completely. I have been critical of the bureaucratic calcification setting in. The project needs to stay non-hierarchical and dynamic. Administrators have a thankless job, and fewer people have an interest in going through the bullshit election process. Enough with the pettifogging wikilawyers obsessing over byzantine rules. A little anarchy is a good thing in my book!

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