wave test

Ethical Breaching Experiment: An experiment which causes no harm in its execution, whilst yielding results useful for the greater good, or which inspire positive change


0) 23:37 (UTC) 31 October 2007 JzG  blocked Privatemusings with an expiry time of indefinite(inappropriate use of alternate account)

1) 5 August 2009 Adambro is given a free ticket to Custodianship; did not answer questions from the community.

2) 20:56, 12 March 2010 (UTC) RTG on the Colloquium (bunch of nutjobs)

3) 21:18, 12 March 2010 (UTC) RTG comment on Jimbo's Wikipedia talk page

4) 21:38, 12 March 2010 (UTC?) RTG adds section "Deleting a project without discussion" to the Ethical Breaching Experiments project page.

5) 00:36 (UTC) 13 March Jimbo did the first page deletions at Wikiversity, then reads the pages... 00:59, 13 March 2010 Jimbo Wales  changed global group membership for User:Jimbo Wales from founder to founder, sysadmin ‎ (need to view deleted revisions)

6) 00:37, 13 March 2010 (UTC) Jimbo says on his Wikipedia user talk page that he deleted the Ethical Breaching Experiments page (no discussion at Wikiversity) 00:39, 13 March 2010 Jimbo Wales blocked user Privatemusings without warning for "disruption" (the deleted learning project had existed for months without causing any disruption)

7) 02:13, 13 March 2010 RTG: "project designed to attack Wikimedia" (the nature of that "attack")

8) 13:01 13 March 2010 SBJ restores the deleted pages

9) 13:17, 13 March 2010 (UTC) SBJ starts a community review

10) 14:49, 13 March 2010 (UTC) Jimbo threatens closure of Wikiversity

11) 16:05, 13 March 2010 (UTC) RTG describes the deleted project as "breaching ethics"

12) 13:16 14 March page moved to "The Ethics of Breaching Experiments"

13) 14:15, 14 March 2010 (UTC) JzG edits Jimbo's Wikipedia Talk page, right under RTG's link to Wikiversity

14) 14:26. 14 March 2010 JzG adds "Egregious Question Begging" comment to the project page

15) 17:09 15 March "The Ethics of Breaching Experiments" deleted by Jimbo

16) 17:17, 15 March 2010 Jimbo on CR: SBJ desysopped

17) 17:06, 16 March 2010 (UTC) Jimbo comment: I have the support of Sue Gardner to assist this community in a process of reform

18) 22:46, 16 March 2010 (UTC) Jimbo comment: I have the full support of the Wikimedia Foundation.

19) 05:38, 18 March 2010 (UTC) Sue: "whether Jimmy has the authority ... to do what he did... that's a red herring."

20) 14:41, 18 March 2010 (UTC) JzG comment: a place to get back at Wikipedia

21) 14:46, 18 March 2010 (UTC) Jimbo comment: There is no more sensible argument in favor of an "ethical breaching experiment" than there is for an "ethical bank robbery"

22) 16:14, 18 March 2010 (UTC) Jimbo comment: some people have also tried to use Wiki[versity] in the way that JzG has identified - a place to "get back at" Wikipedia.

23) 18:05, 18 March 2010 (UTC) Jimbo: The board does not get involved in the details of day to day project management

24) 10:45, 19 March 2010 (UTC) Jimbo: banned trolls hijacking your project

25) 10:50, 19 March 2010 (UTC) Jimbo: "you have a bunch of banned users showing up from Wikipedia and engaging in pure sophistry to hijack the project for their own ends"

26) 10:54, 19 March 2010 (UTC) Jimbo: This is a Foundation matter

27) 17:39, 21 March 2010 (UTC) Jimbo: I took a decisive and controversial action

28) 17:52, 21 March 2010 (UTC) Jimbo: I have the support of the Foundation to assist in the formulation of new policies and to enforce

29) March 24. JWSchmidt starts an Open letter to the Wikimedia Foundation Board.

30) 00:27, 25 March 2010 start of Meta wiki Requests for comment/Remove Founder flag 

31) 22:16, 25 March 2010 (UTC) JzG at Meta: A needless proposal with no obvious motivation other than causing drama.

32) 26 March JWSchmidt supports removal of "founder" tools

33) 26 March Adambro blocks JWSchmidt from editing Wikiversity; for adding this content to a page

34) 13:23, 27 March 2010 (UTC) JzG comment: If the Wikiversity folks want to go around telling people how to undermine Wikipedia then, as Jimbo says, they can do it on someone else's servers and someone else's dime.

35) 10:53, 29 March 2010 (UTC) Jimbo: my actions taken here were done with the support of the Foundation and were intended to help you find the internal strength to deal with trolling

36) 13:31, 29 March 2010 JWSchmidt objects to Jimbo's use of the term troll and actions at Wikiversity

37) March 30 Cary Bass puts Adambro in control of the #wikiversity-en chat channel

38) April 1 Adambro kicks Moulton from the #wikiversity-en chat channel, enforcing Jimbo's ban

39) April 7 Adambro kicks JWSchmidt from the #wikiversity-en chat channel, no warning or reason given

40) July 11 2010 Adambro again blocks JWSchmidt, and cites this edit and this as reasons for the block.


"wave test" <-- This began as part of a Google Wave.

See also: Ethical Breaching Experiments

Open letter to the WMF Board, March 2010

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