Look at these two morons. On what planet is this not how Wikipedia already operates?Eric Corbett wrote:It almost certainly is how Wikipedia should be run, but it's too radical an approach for the old fossil.Poetlister wrote:This is roughly how Wikipedia should be run.The public is not able to post articles directly to the site, as they are with Wikipedia, but academics and experienced writers can submit articles for consideration.
For a start, Wikipedia recently completely turned off the ability for anyone to just turn up and post an article directly to the site. If you don't have an account which is four days old and has made ten edits, then your only option is to literally "submit for consideration".
Any suggestion that meeting this arbitrary requirement means you are free to post an article, is laughable. The only way that happens, is if nobody notices. The Wikipedia community is so fucking paranoid now that if you create an article before you have a substantial history of edits behind you, you will be assumed to be a banned editor or an undeclared paid editor. The better the article is, the greater the suspicion will be.
This means you will either be directly targeted for harassment, or your article will be attacked, both things being designed to make you confess, leave, or do something that ensures you can be banned. This will all be fully sanctioned by the community, either because Administrators will refuse to hear your complaints, or they will even be the ones harassing you.
"The public" are able to edit Wikipedia only after they have undergone the transformation into a "Wikipedian". That not only means you have to perform a bucket load of uncontroversial edits, you have to debase and degrade yourself in numerous other ways, all designed to ensure you fit in with what they call their community.
On Wikipedia, even academics or experienced writers have to "submit for consideration" if they are not already "Wikipedians". Doc James does not have free reign to fuck with any article he chooses because he is a mediocre doctor, but because he is a top ranked Wikipedian. Countless people who are recognised writers or academics in the real world, have been banned by Wikipedia. These qualifications are entirely unimportant to the community in comparison to their love of being able to define who is and isn't a Wikipedian.