On Mon, 15 May 2006 11:02:46 -0400. Jimmy Wales
I have no idea why anyone is talking about
decrees. CSD T1 is
normal policy, created and confirmed in the normal way. It is a
very simple natural extension of all our other policies which,
despite our ongoing tolerance of people trolling on the mailing
list, *ahem*, have always urged people in no uncertain terms not to
be divisive and inflammatory.
The debate is not over whether editors should be inflammatory and
divisive, but over whether expressing personal opinions and
(recently) making jokes in the user's own userpage that no one is
required to read using pages residing in the Template: namespace is a
valid example of behaving in a divisive and inflammatory manner.
Because you've created a new page purely for the purpose of inserting
some junk onto the userpage associated with your username, and are
encouraging others to do likewise.
I think George W. Bush is a criminal, if you feel
offended by that
then by all means stay off my userpage, why do you have to go delete
Templates are *designed* for the insertion of commonly-used pieces of
wikitext. If you think that personal opinions are a valid use of
templates, you're on the wrong site.
Templates are obviously no more official than
since any person can create either.
Userpages aren't used in articles; templates are.
What's more, some admins even speedy userboxes in
the userpage as
recreations of deleted content and this has been supported by ArbCom
8-1 or 9-0 (can't remember which) in a famous userbox hearing. So the
matter is not even whether one can express personal opinions in
template space, but also whether one can express personal opinions in
I find your ideas intriguing and wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
No one is debating whether editors should be divisive
inflammatory, don't make it appear so.
At any rate, they shouldn't.
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