On 2/24/06, MacGyverMagic/Mgm <macgyvermagic(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 2/24/06, Anthony DiPierro
Most user pages are already editable by anyone.
Yet somehow people
manage to not step all over each other. Funny how that works.
That's the whole idea why I like userpages - somehow people don't trip each
other up. Mine is not protected, yet few feel the urge to edit it. On the
few rare occasions someone did, it was to fix some typos or to inform me an
idea I had listed had been written. (And they were all kind enough to inform
me) The fact it's a userpage which "belongs" to someone makes people a lot
more considerate when editing someone's personal notes and sandboxes.
I don't see the same thing happening in any other namespace.
I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. I don't like to go and suggest
extreme ideas when less invasive things can be tried first. No doubt there's
going to be people with different views.
Sounds good to me. I wasn't even really suggesting any extreme ideas.
If I were to make a suggestion it would involve more of a gradual
shift away from the concept of ownership of notes. My comments
started out as a question, which was only half-rhetorical. But then I
got on the defensive. And to some extent I guess the question was
answered. Some people keep notes on such disparate subjects that the
very subjects themselves are forgotten.
Thanks for the relatively civil discussion.