Peter Ansell wrote:
On 31/01/2008, Bryan Derksen
(Redirect from the mailing list? Huh) The
to the user page appears to have been disabled,
in case anyone else experienced the "Wtf?" moment that I did when I
reread what I wrote.
It seems I was actually the first person to go to the talk
question and point out to the bathrobe people that this subject was
being discussed. That should probably have been the _first_ thing to be
done, the assumptions of bad faith would have been disposed of straightaway.
In hindsight that would have been good. I had assumed that if they
thought it necessary to protect the page they were pretty determined
to keep it as was, but still should have commented to them about it.
The page is protected again last I checked, but rather than wheel war
over it it'd probably be best to discuss the matter on-wiki and then if
that fails take it to [[Wikipedia:Requests for page protection]] to get
a fresh outside view on the matter.
In my own personal opinion the protection isn't that big a deal either,
even though I'm opposed in principle. Might as well let it slide until
the bad blood dies down.