|I sometimes wonder if some of the "professional Wikipedian" class have ever bothered to read the comments made by donors during our regular fund-raising drives. People donate their hard-earned money to run Wikipedia's servers because they see value in the project. A project that has, quite literally, changed the world.
Wikipedia exists for just one reason - to write a high quality, freely available encyclopaedia. The community exists to write, edit and index that work. It exists to assess and improve that work. And it exists to support those processes. Not everyone writes articles - some people fix punctuation, or revert vandalism, or script tools. Some people contribute to the supportive bureaucracy. Some people edit a little, some a lot. But basically people are here to edit. And then there are some "professional Wikipedians" who do little of this. It seems like they are only here to get in the way, to play politics, to pick fights, to schmooze and to socialise. Sometimes these people end up with the mistaken belief that they are important, that because they are friends with the right people, that they are somehow special. And because they are "special", they are free to hinder the mission of Wikipedia.It is unconscionable that these people use resources provided by donors from all around the world, to create their personal playground. If you don't want to contribute to Wikipedia, then don't. But you really don't have the right to get in the way of writing the encyclopaedia. And you most certainly don't have the right to consume the resources donated by other people - many probably much less well off than you are - because you feel a need to be important.
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Interesting: Wikipedia:Database reports/Most-watched users