By Andrea James at 2:10 am Fri, Jan 14, 2011
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.
…time to archive sections on WP:ANI was halved last year/this past year/in 2010, I mean. Sorry.
A decline in wikipedia administration can only be a good thing from where I stand. Less of an ivory tower. More crowd sourcing.
@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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