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"IMIO the sheer number of people blocked/banned/globally locked/what have you by local admins/stewards/global sysops/wmf employees/did I miss any? is unhealthy. "
- yes, the drama queens have turned from biting newbies, to biting the veterans to shut them up. we have all the tl;dr or reasonable sounding rules, which are weaponized by the unreasonable. i help GLAMs route around the obstruction, but the toxic culture is a barrier to entry. it is the "do what i tell you" form of collaboration. the smaller wikis are more friendly, and more ameanable to fresh start, but the larger wikis have a culture of "infinite block + talk lock = go away", for minor infractions, that are not disruptive.
- you know wikicode, so try out wikisource. it is an out of the way wiki, where you can get some work done, and maybe find some quote sources. cheers.--Slowking4 (talk) 23:00, 31 December 2021 (UTC)
- @Slowking4:, Thanks for taking the time, and apologies for the late response.
- I found a medium-sized wiki (WQ) where, so far, I seem to be accepted, or at least, tolerated. I believe it is a good fit for me. I will always keep WS at the back of my mind -- I respect the admins who run it (those who I am somewhat familiar with). Actually come to think of it I wish it was easier for simple users such as myself to figure out who the admins are on each wiki, this one for example. Cheers, Ottawahitech (talk) 20:02, 9 March 2022 (UTC)