On 2/9/06, jayjg <jayjg99(a)gmail.com> wrote:
there was someone who posted on an external neo-nazi
discussion board about editing, who was subsequently blocked on
wikipedia. Big discussion on the mailinglist ensued.
That was user Amalekite / [[Alex Linder]], and he was blocked for
endangering Wikipedians (he also suggested ways of subverting Wikipedia
using sockpuppets and proxies). Nevertheless, he wasn't blocked for simply
being a neo-Nazi/white supremacist; neo-Nazis/white supremacists regularly
post on Wikipedia.
No neo-Nazis or pedophiles have been blocked because of who they are.
A neo-Nazi was blocked for posting on Stormfront a list of editors he
thought were Jewish. Another was blocked for posting on his user page
an enormous photograph of himself in a uniform making a Nazi salute.
Some have been blocked for anti-Semitic abuse. And someone has been
blocked for posting a pedophile user box on his user page. These are
all provocative acts that have nothing to do with writing an
encyclopedia. People are being blocked for provocation, not for who