Egad, where the Cunctator when you need him? At the drop of a hat, people are talking
about banning this one and banning that one.
If someone writes badly, just revise their work. If someone puts something on the wrong
shelf, just put it back.
From: Jimmy Wales [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, February 28, 2003 1:30 PM
Subject: Re: [WikiEN-l] Return of DW?
Lee Pilich wrote:
I strongly suspect that User:Ron Davis is User:DW (who
was banned a
while ago) under a different name.
Has anyone asked Ron Davis?
One possible route for redemption, one that I don't really want to
encourage but can't really prevent, is for a person who has been
warned repeatedly and then banned for bad behavior to come back under
a new name *and behave*. If they actually *do* behave, well, there's
not much harm.
The only harm, really, is that a standing policy like that might
encourage some people to just keep coming back under new names. In
particularly problematic cases, we might have to be really strict
about it, up to and including complaining to ISPs or bigger
authorities if absolutely necessary.