On 17/05/06, Tony Sidaway <f.crdfa(a)gmail.com> wrote:
"Personal statements that could be considered
polemical, such as
opinions on matters unrelated to Wikipedia" are specifically
disallowed in the guideline "Wikipedia:User page". While this is a
guideline, and not policy, it does create a presumption that, if
someone objected to an apparently polemical statement on your
userpage, you'd at least undertake a good faith effort to demonstrate
how this benefits the project. You really don't get to tell the
fellow "stay off my userpage."
That ought to become one of our de facto policies; it would lash back
at most of the MySpace and LiveJournal wannabes, who could then go all
emo, get such a blog and start writing about how mean Wikipedia is for
wanting to emphasise improving content, not hosting all sorts of crap
I can see a lot of administrators getting pretty
worried if you
persistently retained a statement of personal opinion similar to the
one you gave above on a page anywhere in Wikipedia.
Worried? I can see a lot of them jumping to block.