Is this the (amazing, not new) Wikidata Game?
I haven't seen #Distr associated with it...


On Sun., Aug. 4, 2019, 12:15 p.m. Anders Wennersten, <
m...@anderswennersten.se> wrote:

> Since end of June I am following closely (via Listerialists) all changes
> in Wikdata on the 15000 object i have created and have special interest
> in. They are about adm units in Sweden, mostly historical and I had not
> anticipated any big amount of change., But in reality there are lots,
> 10-30 a week, and even if mostly on iw-links and update on descriptions,
> it has been positive and rewarding (like a change followed by a
> constructive discussion with a user from Russia)
>
> BUT there has ben a lot of bad edits (around a dozen), mostly
> wellmeaning, but also some a bit worse.  Some by bot, where the user
> undid the changes, but worst has been the merges initiated with hash-tag
> Distr game. Here really stupid and devastating merges has been done and
> crazy totally erroneous updates. And here feedback does not work.
>
> For me it look like children using much too powerful tools, and they
> perceive them as games. (the tools seems to give a list of suggestion of
> things, like merges, and you just press a key to have it done, and when
> it is so easy, it invites unintelligent users to "play" and win points
> by pressing key for whatever suggesting turning up, in my cases anything
> sharing a coordinate, a village, church, adm area etc)
>
> I do hope this is not a misdirected initiative to get new users, by
> letting them go havoc on our data? (the tools could of course be good,
> when used constructively in the hands of competent users, but ?game?)
>
> Anders
>
>
>
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