This account was in regular use 2005-2008, where I was one of the 100 most active editors per edit count.
I was hugely involved with Wikiprojects Denmark, Heraldry and Stub sorting back then. Since then I've limited myself to only making a few edits on rare occations, but from time to time I edit anonymously to check how people behave towards anonymous editors (which is quite poor).
Wikipedia drove away a lot of quality editors in 2006-2007 when adminship changed from a janitorial role that was assigned to everyone competent, to a complete popularity contest where quality editors working in complex fields saw their hard work ignored because some of their quality work involved disputed topics. Instead editors gaming the system by only doing trival edits regarding popular culture were awarded with the administrator role, and proceded to see it as a "god mode" invincibility shield instead of a janitorial role.
Two main problems made further contributions here a waste of time:
- 1) The hateful atmosphere towards newbies that plagued Wikipedia back then has never been resolved (violating WP:BITE, WP:AGF).
- 2) A large number of administrators keep treating their favourite content as if they owned them, driving away other editors (violating WP:OWN). This goes against the core of what editing a wiki is about.
Combine these two fundamental errors with a Commons that has always been broken plus endless turf wars, and the only logical conclusion is that contributing to Wikipedia should never be confused with contributing something of value.
This message posted since I'm tired of seeing people taking a blank page as an invitation to try to log into my account, and of seeing admins interpreting a blank user page as an invitation to treat me as a doormat in the case I choose to make a few edits. Valentinian T / C 12:18, 13 October 2019 (UTC)