On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 6:09 PM, Raphael Wegmann
How about WP:BLOCK?
"Administrators must not block users with whom they are engaged in a
Is it still "correct action" if they do?
One, of course, still has the legs of IAR, the general principle of
"no lawyering" and so forth to stand on from time to time, but in
general no. Of course "content dispute" is a nebulous term, and oft
times overly broadly defined by those who're misbehaving - if you
removing trolling, for instance, the person trolling will inevitably
claim they're in a content dispute with you, which is simply not true.
But if they make a correct block in that situation, what is it you're
hoping someone else would do? Unblock then reblock? In an "all
volunteer" justice system, it's hard to get people roused about
technicalities when justive has been done.
You don't even consider, that an admin might do wrong, do you?
Don't you think, that it's pretty easy to abuse your power,
when you are judge and executor at the same time?
What prevents you from calling all your opponents in content
disputes wiki-lawyering trolls?