Difference between revisions of "Developer usurpation"

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(rare event - only Tim Starling seems to have ever done this in the mediawiki world, it's a good reason to watch him carefully and exclude him from Consumerium)
 
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'''[[Developer]] usurpation''' 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.
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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.
 

Revision as of 01:54, 15 January 2004

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