On 8/1/07, Bryan Derksen <bryan.derksen(a)shaw.ca> wrote:
On 8/1/07, Joshua Brady <somitho(a)gmail.com>
Please don't say 'our', you reflect
views of yourself and can not in
any capacity represent all of en.wp. While I know and dislike some of
jayjg's actions and realize he has done things which are infact
questionable and morally wrong.
Morally wrong? Wow.
This is a project dedicated to the free distribution of information to
the world. It should not be surprising that talk of deleting open
discussions and removing revisions from history causes a significant
portion of the sort of people who would be attracted to such a project
to reflexively reach for their anti-censorship swords.
I happen to be one of them. Without the goodwill of the volunteer
community Wikipedia is a dead project, we should keep every Wikipedia
process as open to them as legally possible.
Actually, Joshua e-mailed me explaining himself, and his use of the
term "morally wrong" has nothing to do with "deleting open
discussions" etc. I'm not sure why you think that's relevant to me.
Anyway, part of maintaining the goodwill of the volunteer community is
protecting them when they are attacked as a result of their volunteer
work on behalf of Wikipedia. Or at least empathizing with them, rather
than saying "oops, you seem to be too much trouble now, get lost".