On May 5, 2006, at 8:42 AM, Guy Chapman aka JzG wrote:
On Fri, 5 May 2006 08:22:16 -0600, you wrote:
All users are entitled to respect and to
cooperation in participating
productively in the project. These "rights" are not enforceable in
any court, but are a part of our common culture. They are enforced.
Yes, of course. But Tony's fundamental point was being ignored: there
is no right to advocacy. I would have said that advocacy is the
precise opposite of what Wikipedia is for.
Perhaps I need a nice cup of tea and a sit down.
There is a bit of talking by one another here. Reasoned polite
advocacy of policy positions is welcomed. Tendentious biased editing
(especially when you are working in a group) is not. However, there
are numerous situations where which is occurring is not immediately
clear. Often the touchstone is that the nasty behavior goes on and on
and on and on and on and at some point you realize you are engaging
in deliberate behavior calculated to subvert neutral point of view
(or in some other way create some tendency which simply doesn't
belong in a reference work.