On 5/31/06, Raphael Wegmann <raphael(a)psi.co.at>
Yes, it's a clearly laid out warning, but
it's not a policy,
instead it actually contradicts [[WP:NBD]], which states:
Later objections to a decision might represent a change in consensus
that may need to be taken in account, regardless of whether that
earlier decision was made by a poll or other method.
It doesn't contradict WP:NBD; in fact, it tells you exactly where to
go if you feel consensus may have changed. It simply says: get your
consensus first, change the page second.
The practice of blocking editors for unilaterally changing
the cartoon display is a violation to [[WP:NBD]], which goes on saying:
In order to reach the best possible decisions, we hold it important to
listen carefully to each other's arguments, and to try to find mutually
acceptable solutions in conflicts. Polls are the exception and not the
rule, and where they do exist they are *not binding*.
Blocking editors a minute after they removed the cartoons
without any warning won't ever make that possible.