On 7/29/07, Steve Summit <scs(a)eskimo.com>
A single, simple statement on Slim's user or
talk page, saying
that the rumor is false, would be much better than all this
rampant reverting by ElinorD, Jayjg, and Crum375.
Steve, could you point out exactly what I have been "rampantly
reverting" in this regard?
Between 03:22 and 22:12 on July 27, at least 8 questions about
That Slashdot Thread were posted by various users on Slim's talk
page, and systematically removed by you, ElinorD, and Crum375.
Though one or two of the questions were snide, I have to assume
that at least a few of them were in good faith: editors unaware
of Slim's storied history, who came across the Slashdot thread
and thought she might like to know about it.
I suppose "rampantly" might have been a smidge too strong.
The point remains, however, that a group of editors unilaterally
decided, without explanation, that a certain question was
Absolutely Forbidden on Slim's talk page. I understand the
reasoning behind the deletions, of course, no need to rehash all
that now, but my own feeling is that the cure may have become
worse than the disease.