On 2/17/06, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I've suggested this on the workshop page of the
Tony Sidaway RFAr
(which is basically the AC case that had *better* deal conclusively
with the userbox issue) and I present it here for your esteemed
I't won't it doesn't have enough coverage for that.
"The Arbcom recommends to Jimbo a declaration as
* Rather than permitting all userboxes and disallowing only the worst
ones, policy shall follow the model on de: and move to certain
userboxes being permitted and all others limited or forbidden.
* Userboxes for human languages spoken and for geographic location are
Are timezones geographic locations?
* A user may display three other userboxes, whether by
transclusion, code substitution, image or other means. Other userboxes
may be subject to deletion discussion on WP:TFD,
Define userbox. Three is excessive and I'm claiming interlectal
property rights on the idea of multi issue userboxes (so no one can
: except those
susceptible to speedy deletion under T1."
T1 is an abuse of CSD.
Cutting the Gordian knot.
* de: has Babel and location only and has yet to collapse in user
civil war. I deliberately didn't include "and others per community
(a) purported "community consensus" going against the actual aims
of the project was how we got into this mess;
I seem to recall it had something to do with a load of mass deletion
reducing the posibilty of rational negotation.
(b) any attempted "community consensus"
on the subject of
userboxes has become a festering mess of sockpuppets, meatpuppets,
getting the vote out, wheel warring, process-addict querulousness
versus hipshooting IAR and several multi-volume fantasy epics' worth
Yes it has made AFD seem quite peacful by comparision. Quite an
atchivement considering we appear to be being trolled by YTMND at the
* The "or other means" takes care of the
No it won't. Trust me on this. It will make their rule lawyering more
* Where you take bad userboxes to kill them is spelt
Userboxes are not killed. They are baked in an autocave then burried
under a mountian along with outher high level waste.