[pydotorg-www] Steve Holden's arguments don't hold water.

leaky wiki pywiki at pythonic.33mail.com
Wed Jun 28 04:31:00 EDT 2017

let me chime in here!

Holden comes across as a somewhat sanctimonious guy.

His "site content is maintained entirely by volunteers" line
may sound as if all was hunkey-dorey, yet it is the types like him, who
actually make sure that the NEW volunteers are being kept out!

Rejection rate skyrocketed this month !

The agressive stance against new users is of course part of the plan.
Not many editors fall for such a cheap trick though.

Steve Holden:
> AS a no-more-then-tangential reply I will point out in the defence of
> anyone who might be held responsible for not "plan[ning] to mitigate this
> dire situation," that the site content is maintained entirely by
> volunteers. It's possible that our current approach won't scale, but it's
> equally likely that there is much more relevant and recent content is
> available from other sources.
> I can't remember anyone who asked for edit permissions being refused.
> Certainly, responding critically to an email is sufficient proof of
> sentience to merit permission to edit. Thank you for taking enough interest
> to want to help. If you feel like organising a crew of willing volunteers
> to help curate and maintain the content I'll be happy to introduce you to
> PSF people who might be willing to support such a venture (though I can
> make no commitment on the Foundation's behalf).

>> Our anti-robot protection is no secret. Before anyone can edit, he or
>>> she has to get explicit permission from an admin. :)
>> to most bona fide users this is actually very much a  :-(

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