Why do so many Wikipedia admins assume that all critics of Wikipedia are "banned former users"?

Answer Because it's the easiest way to discredit critics. Wikipedians are lazy like that.It's like someone gets kicked out of the Army and then they start criticizing the military every chance they get. W... Read More »

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How many Wikipedia admins are there?

There are 1,468 total admins on the English Wikipedia. Out of all of them, 698 are active.

Why is there a shortage of admins at Wikipedia?

In theory, anyone can become an admin, as long as they show that they can be trusted with the responsibility of using those extra tools properly. That's why there's no requirements for nominating y... Read More »

What are the duties/privileges of Wikipedia admins?

Administrators, commonly known as admins or sysops (system operators), are Wikipedia users with the technical ability to do the following:* apply page protection to prevent vandalism to a particula... Read More »

Why can't Wikipedia apologists come up with better rebuttals than merely dismissing critics as "trolls"?

The problem is that almost every positive Wikipedia trait can be deflated with the most fleeting scrutiny.Take for example the infamous Nature study. Britannica disputed the findings, which was to ... Read More »