Wikipedia Scandal: Secret Mailing List

As a Wikipedia administrator, I’m really sad now. You have certainly heard about this recent scandal centered around a secret mailing list where the top admins discussed issues like blocking or banning editors, etc. In a system like Wikipedia, I thought it could never happen.

Controversy has erupted among the encyclopedia’s core contributors, after a rogue editor revealed that the site’s top administrators are using a secret insider mailing list to crackdown on perceived threats to their power.

Many suspected that such a list was in use, as the Wikipedia “ruling clique” grew increasingly concerned with banning editors for the most petty of reasons. But now that the list’s existence is confirmed, the rank and file are on the verge of revolt.


Even if the power of mass collaboration can sometimes lead to negative consequences, as long as we have editors like TimVickers or SandyGeorgia, I’m totally confident that the quality of our featured articles will improve even better.

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