On 10/1/09, Michael Peel wrote:
Is there much difference between the way a new
(redlink) account is
treated, and an IP account is treated? Perhaps using the former would
give an indication to how the latter is treated? I tend to treat both
as equally suspicious when I spot an edit by them - but I don't tend
Yeah. I just do the "don't bite" bit. Example, I came across
this edit recently:
Ok, now that text doesn't really belong. It's trivia. It's not
notable. It's even poorly written. But I left it. I couldn't see much
benefit in hurting some primary school kid's feelings over it. It's
only *slightly* too trivial, and definitely not in a harmful way.
Maybe if I come across it in a month or two I'll kill it then...but no
reason to tread on this kid's toes so quickly.
Good point. A bit of friendly paternal guidance without a lot of
boilerplate is a good first step. That might encourage them to do more
in more constructive ways once they understand the underlying concepts.
Some others, whose contributions a harmlessly bad, will tend to get
bored of editing after being here only a shirt while; having the
patience to wait until they have gone away before cleaning up will avoid
a lot of drama.