QUOTE(Text @ Sat 21st April 2012, 10:56pm)
By mature I mean one over 18, by juvenile I mean one under 18, by grooming I mean mentoring of course but then I'm a realist.
>one over 18
>one under 18
I see what you are implying.
shocked, shocked, shocked I say, that you should even
think I was implying that ...
But right, it's a possible issue which ought to be addressed. It depends I suppose on your experience of life. I don't mean to imply that I'm personally a victim but I went to a school some 50 years back where there certainly were victims. It's in that sense I am a realist.
But I'm wondering if there are schools with computer departments essentially making a public nuisance of themselves with Wikipedia. I imagine a teacher who has gained some footing in the Wikipedia admin hierarchy, possibly an admin, who introduces his students to Wikipedia and then grants them permissions, that kind of thing.
My own prejudice is that school students shouldn't be involving themselves with Wikipedia very much. It's not an acadmic resource and on the evidence of the juveniles who recently had a go at me (it seems they thought I'm some sort of a sock puppet oh lordy lordy lord) there are juveniles out there in their final couple of years of study who are already addicted to Wikipedia, making dozens, even hundreds of edits daily and to the detriment of their studies obviously. All of the ones I looked at clearly ambitious to become admins, one of them actually trying to set up a RfA with just 81 edits. And all of them, I don't really know quite how to put it, exceptionally agressive in their zealotry for Wikipedia.
It's deeply pathetic and rather worrying. I mean teenagers are necessarily immature in their judgements, however brilliant they might be as scholars.This post has been edited by FightingMac: Sun 22nd April 2012, 1:59am