User talk:Lightbreather

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On Civility[edit]

I came upon your comments here, and while I haven't nearly read all of it, I have to say: I agree with you 110%. There are so few women on here because there are constant battles over insignificantly petty issues that involve either outright insults and nasty language or sarcasm-dripping posts full of in-jokes or other mockery from someone who believes him/herself to be intellectually superior. Civility isn't clear cut, that's true, but the WMF could easily do something. There could be various "user conduct levels," for example, ranging from green (no violations in the past x days) to red (you get the idea). Let the green/yellow-green users patrol the red/orange-red ones, and let the latter group get flagged more or something. I suppose some would argue that this would bring about a sort of hegemony or tyranny, but given the transparent nature of the site, I doubt this would be much of a problem, and if it is, there will always be ways to ameliorate it.

Anyway I just thought I'd leave my thoughts here, along with some encouragement, because we need to be fighting more proactively for these kinds of changes if we want to reverse Wikipedia's stagnation in growth.

Have a great vacation! - SweetNightmares 03:07, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks and double thanks! Lightbreather (talk) 07:00, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

GOCE July drive and August blitz[edit]

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Your concerns have been taken seriously[edit]

Just not on Wikipedia. See this statement on FARK. It's amazing that Wikipedia can't get itself together to do the right thing like other sites have. I wonder why. Actually, I don't wonder at all. Wikipedia has always been driven by a conservative, right-leaning libertarian ideology that gives lip service to civil liberties. Anyone who tries to tell you that Wikipedia is "liberal" or leans left, hasn't been paying attention. Viriditas (talk) 08:28, 20 August 2014 (UTC)