Peter Ansell wrote:
I have encountered people who are worried about
pages, and rather than
blanking, they post messages on the "discussion" page. I know I always
listen to those messages, and they are infinitely more informative
than a new user blanking a page repeatedly.
Certainly, this is the best way to go about something like this. I
wasn't saying that the silent page-blanking was "okay." The sort of
slack I was talking about cutting was to respond "oh, I see, you're just
trying to delete that bit at the end because it's libel. You weren't
going about things in the best manner, though, here's how to handle a
situation like this in the future to ensure we get the right idea..."
Not cutting slack would be more along the lines of "Oh, I see you're
just trying to delete that bit at the end. Nevertheless, you blanked the
entire article instead. BANNED!"
Thats quite reasonable. Did that person actually get banned for their
good faith action?