Pratik, //*All I can say is that EVERY KING WAS ONCE A CRYING BABY. Remember the day when you created your account on wikipedia. With all due respect to your edit count at present and your current status at wiki, you were also a KID on wikipedia at that day. A KID who has grown up now and understands wikipedia well enough.
Same is the case with IEP students. Mastering wikipedia and coming to terms with it is not a cakewalk. The students are learning from their mistakes. As far as the Campus Ambassadors are concerned, yes there were a few inactive ones. But there were also many CA's who put their heart and souls into the program. Ram is one of them. In my opinion, judging a person's knowledge about wikipedia by his edit count is not at all fair! I would request you not to get personal. No doubt you are crossing the limits, even you know that. And for everyone who is following this thread, IEP is not dead for sure! It's just that it met with an accident, got deeply wounded. Doctors are doing their job. IEP will be back - stronger and healthier !// All Wikipedias face vandals, trolls and genuinely interested newbies everyday. That is not a problem and part of the growth. It can be managed because the rate of such newcomers is manageable by the existing number of admins. Also, genuinely interested newbie's rate of errors will be much less and they usually correct themselves. But, if you are designing a program to systematically upload content, a lot of care has to be taken an no excuse can be given. No community can easily cleanup such a systematic mess. I can see lot of emotional attachment for the people attached to this IEP project. Please do also remember that a Wikipedia projects is also very dear for its community. If you can't help them, at least don't add to their burden. The same thing happened with Tamil Wikipedia when Google created a lot of trash in the name of helping Indian languages. We are still cleaning that mess. I can very well understand the frustration of the en wiki community which spends so much time cleaning. *Wikipedia is a very organic community. Unless the programs from WMF or any other organization don't understand and adapt to this, they will neither be sustainable or scalable. * I recommend all Wikipedia communities to take a no-nonsense approach to all programs that use them as a testing ground. Volunteer's time are more valuable. Ravi
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