On 7/3/07, The Mangoe <the.mangoe(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 7/2/07, Slim Virgin <slimvirgin(a)gmail.com>
All our policies and practices are blunt
instruments in the wrong
hands. They need to be applied with common sense.
Well, all our policies ARE in the wrong hands. Wikipedia, after all,
is also "the encyclopedia whose policies may be interpreted and acted
upon by anyone."
The NYT case is excessive; but it only sticks out because IAR steps in
and says that nobody can take erasing all links to the NYT seriously.
No, it sticks out because it's not covered under the arbcom ruling.
It's OK to erase links to any crticial site
because people can say
these sites are bad and get away with it. In the case of TNH the story
that her blog was an attack site couldn't be seriously sustained-- but
it didn't stop someone from trying.
They could have done it for all sorts of other reasons based on
[[WP:EL]], and people have. The issue was with the individual's