On 06.09.2014 19:18, Gerard Meijssen wrote:
The subject is discussion / talk space not article space editing.. Yaroslav please stay on topic..Surely Marc has more than 13 edits in all kinds of
discussion on multiple wikis.

On 6 September 2014 19:14, Yaroslav M. Blanter <pute...@mccme.ru> wrote:

On 06.09.2014 19:06, Marc A. Pelletier wrote:

Sadly, there *are* people who get offended that the vast unwashed masses
could start contributing to *their* project without having gone through
a painful, demanding rite of passage.  Truth is, most people of the
world don't have the time for that, or if they do, (perfectly
reasonably) believe that you shouldn't have to pay to volunteer to help.

-- Marc

Marc, with all my due respect, this statement would be more convincing if
spelled out by someone with more than 13 edits in the article space
combined in 2013 and 2014.


Sure. However, contributing to *our* project, meaning (I guess) in this case the English Wikipedia, is most and foremost contributing content. And sadly we have enough users around who try to contribute content without having time to go through "the rite of passage", and we have to spend way too much time reverting and rewriting their contribution to make it appropriate for an encyclopedia.

I agree though that this is off-topic in this thread.


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