On Mon, 2 Jul 2007 13:52:19 +0100, "Tony Sidaway"
> Given that the pro-link-ban side has been known to
use their cliquish
> power to torpedo people's election (in RfAs) using political litmus
> tests, why is it so absurd to do the same on the other side?
Well it makes *you* look as petty and nasty as the
other side (if
that's what they're doing).
Tony, surely you must know: /we/ are consensus, /you/ are a clique,
/they/ are a cabal.
Fact is, WR was never a reliable source. Just look at the ravings of
Jonathan Barber (JB196, editing WR as Looch) and you'll see that in an
instant. The reason we should not link to it is not the attacks or
the outing, it's because no collection of banned trolls and frustrated
vanity spammers will ever have anything like a neutral commentary on
anything, and also because it's a forum not a wiki, so crap either
stays or is deleted, it's not subject to any process of editing or
refinement. It simply fails any rational sourcing guideline.
Unfortunately it is hard to critique admin actions on Wikipedia,
unless they stray into outright abuse. This list is not a bad place
for critique, but tends to degenerate into a game of spot-the-cabal.