[mailto:wikien-l-bounces@Wikipedia.org] On Behalf Of Nick Boalch
Prasad J wrote:
But then again, Mr.Wales, isn't the term
It's been a long-standing tenet of Wikipedia (and, in my
view, a crucial and necessary one) that contributors should
leave their political opinions at the door. Accordingly, any
actions designed to divide the editing community into
political factions can be seen as unhelpful.
Where is this "long-standing tenet" defined? NPOV, for example, depends on
different points of view, including political opinions, being given space
consistent with their level of support. People are free to express their
political opinions so long as it is done in a civil and non-inflammatory
manner. [[Abortion]] and its associated discussion page is a case in point -
community criticism is directed at those who act in an uncivil manner,
rather than against those who display their opinion on their sleeve.
Peter in Canberra