I agree that were this to become common practice it
would get annoying, but in this case I think it was
appropriate. Someone wants to use editor's material in
another project, and is required by the gfdl to seek
their consent. He is doing this in pretty much the
only reasonable way I can think of.
If the licensing on WP wasn't broken, he wouldn't have
to do it. The sooner we fix the license the sooner we
can be done with all of this.
--- Fennec Foxen <fennec(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Hello. I'd just like to draw attention to
a discussion about whether Ram-Man should be
permitted to use rambot
to send unsolicited bulk messages (soliciting
participation in a
"dual-licensing drive") to thousands of user-talk
pages. The bot is
currently blocked indefinitely, pending the
resolution of this issue.
Ram-Man seems to believe that an implicit community
consens exists and
approves of his use of the bot in this fashion.
Currently, he claims
to have "over 70% support" of users who responded to
although I believe this figure to be skewed by the
responded" part. I therefore would appreciate it if
uninterested individuals provide Ram-Man with a more
of the level of community support which exists
regarding this message.
Others have expressed concerns regarding the
precedent which this sets
for distribution of unsolicited user-talk messages,
and suggest that a
more concrete policy be formed to deal with this
form of userpage
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