Grants:IdeaLab/Check how many edits done by users are deleted and how many old users are "guarding" articles from any change, or deleting new stuff added by unlogged users
What Wikimedia project(s) and specific areas will you be evaluating?
Is this project measuring a specific space on a project (e.g. deletion discussions), or the project as a whole?
The fact that new users are bullied by old users, who think that they have the "right" to delete everything on wikipedia
Describe your idea. How might it be implemented?
First of all the practice needs to be evaluated - to see how often it happens. In my opinion - all the time. Once this is evaluated, and maybe wikipedia foundation staff understands it, maybe some real countermeasures can be introduced.,
Are there experienced Wikimedians who can help implement this project?
If applicable, please list groups or usernames of individuals who you can work with on this project, and what kind of work they will do.
A "good" admin would have to monitor activities of other wikipedia admins and probably ban a good 30-50% of them, so this will never happen, since wikipedia can never change and it is an awful clique.
Very simple, add a small contribution via an unregistered account (IP address) and see that it was not deleted in a week, or so.
How would your measurement idea help your community make better decisions?
After you are finished measuring or evaluating your Wikimedia project, how do you expect that information to be used to benefit the project?
Good part of the community are incredibly toxic people, who put "new user" template in every IP user address space. You can check how many of them do it more than once - and monitor them, in order to ban the worst offenders, who use pseudo wikipedia rules - while reverting all the changes and bullying others.
Do you think you can implement this idea? What support do you need?
Do you need people with specific skills to complete this idea? Are there any financial needs for this project? If you can’t implement this project, can you scale down your project so it is doable?
I am not a programmer, but since the fish rots from the head, it would be pretty easy to review the actions of the admin staff. Because noone ever reviews their actions and effectively they can never be removed. Someone should start watching them - to give a message, that they do not own wikipedia, just because they deleted hundreds of thousands of edits.
About the idea creator
every time I try to contribute to wikipedia someone deletes it, then I need to spend few months "fighting" to get my article. I wrote around 10 wikipedia articles (mostly about musical bands) in nearly every case I had to spend much more time fighting people who kept deleting them, instead of being able to focus on actually improving the article
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