On 5/31/06, Raphael Wegmann
In theory you are right, but experience shows,
that most editors
who feel offended by it, will get blocked sooner or later, because
no policy tells them, that the results of 3 month old poll is a
binding decision and ignoring it will as likely as not result in
From the page in question:
NOTE ABOUT THE IMAGE: For many days, discussions occurred and polls
were conducted on the talk pages of this article and in February 2006
the super majority (over 80% of contributing editors) decision was to
keep the image displayed as it currently is without a "linkimage" and
with no added warning template or text. Thus based upon this,
unilateral (without general consensus) removal, hiding, relocation or
resizing of this image (particularly in a repetitive fashion) will be
considered disruptive editing, detrimental to Wikipedia, and may
result in a block of your account and/or IP address.
Is this not ample enough warning? Seems fairly clearly laid out to me.
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.