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'''[[Developer]] usurpation''' is a pheomonen in [[real estate]] in which a developer puts pressure on local government to use its power of [[eminent domain]] to reapportion land ownership without just consideration of the public good.
 
'''[[Developer]] usurpation''' is a pheomonen in [[real estate]] in which a developer puts pressure on local government to use its power of [[eminent domain]] to reapportion land ownership without just consideration of the public good.
  
In a [[wiki]], the equivalent is when a [[usurper]] with technical skills or technological access that the ordinary [[sysop]] doesn't have, over-rides the [[sysop power structure]] to put [[block IP]] measures or other restrictions in place that make it impossible for the [[sysop]] to undo what the developer does.  This reapportions user attention to suit the developer, over-riding the [[due process]].
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[[Corruption]] and [[bribery]] are sometimes involved.
 
 
This is a power play of the most extreme kind, and strongly frowned upon even when it is done under the direct order of a [[GodKing]].  It makes it obvious that there is a [[power structure]] that is quite different from that which is "negotiated" in the "virtual community" - and in fact proves that there is no such community or community-managed space, but merely something like a corporate shopping mall, where presence is at the sufference of security guards.
 
 
 
[[Corruption]] and [[bribery]] are sometimes involved, in either the real estate or wiki version of this phenomena.
 

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