Fred Bauder wrote:
While the community as a whole does make Wikipedia
policy, gaming the system
by engaging in actions which technically break no explicit rule while
engaging in a pattern of behavior which violates broad Wikipedia policies
may meet with a common sense reaction by administrators. If you take the
matter to arbitration you may find the Arbcom awarding a commendation to the
administrator and a lengthy ban to you.
My point was directed strictly at the notion that admin consensus is
anything special. This has nothing at all to do with whether violations
of the spirit of the law are actionable (a discussion in which I have,
as far as I can remember, never expressed any particular point of view).