Last weekend, I edited a few articles in the Wikipedia again, as I do from time to time when I see an article about a topic I know a bit about (in most cases programming related, but somtimes also some local stuff). Usually, I first add this stuff into the english Wikipedia
, and then I do the same in german language, in the german Wikipedia
All the text I ever wrote for the english one is still there, and can be still read. People even have extended the articles I started. But the german wikipedia seems to be run by wiki-nazis still today: Although I add nearly twice as many sources and references into my texts in the german version, my stuff gets deleted and reverted all the time. They now even have a mechanism where the change you did to the article won't be displayed until some admin has read it and unlocked it. (In my case, this didn't happen now for 4 days) Even for completely unimportant, small articles.
WTF, de.wikipedia? Isn't this exactly the opposite of what you wanted to be? From now on, I will only continue writing for the english version. And I hope a lot of other people feel the same.