On Sat, Nov 20, 2010 at 11:48 PM, theo10011 <de10...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Interesting point Srikanth, we can address part of the issue.
> I propose something like "Don't bite the newcomers" page, pref. located on
> Meta where new Wikimedians especially the ones from India can ask question
> to more experienced editors. It would be along the lines of Admin
> noticeboard, RfC page in terms of structure but any experienced editor would
> be able to answer a newcomers question. They can watch their edit history
> and even promote our "adopt a user" feature by experienced editors.
> We can announce this page on the India Mailing list, newcomers at
> wiki-meetups, regularly for any new comers. For a centralized location I
> would suggest locating it on Meta considering the experienced user base and
> the multilingual community there. Any thoughts?
>

I wouldn't attribute this to cultural differences. Let's be clear on
something, it's not only users from India who complain about rogue
admins and editors.

[[w:en:WP:HD]] is still the best resource for new users to seek advice.

Creating a redundant page on meta serves no purpose.  The India
noticeboard is a responsive place to seek advice if the user finds
himself/herself embroiled in a dispute over India-related subjects.

I do understand that a significant number of new pages patrollers,
recent changes patrollers and some administrators are impatient with
new users and that leads to unnecessary escalation of conflict.
However, the underlying issue is much deeper and not exclusive for
editors from India.

anirudh


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