Difference between revisions of "Developer usurpation"

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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 02:37, 15 January 2004

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.

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.