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Comment Jerks with revertbots. (Score 5, Insightful) 372

The wikipedia community has made itself utterly insular and there's way too much protectionism-via-automation.

Make an edit on an article someone thinks is 'theirs' ? Auto reverted via a bot. Complain about it? vote to block.

The constant barrage of Wikipedia-specific jargon and acronyms, all on its own, is enough to turn off most people.

Wikipedia's culture has very much evolved away from everyman's resource to a rarefied and specialized discipline that requires as much specific knowledge as most jobs.

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