The Uninvited Co., Inc wrote:
Greg Maxwell has made the point earlier that if,
as a community, we want
to revert any large block deletions by IPs without edit summaries, we
would be better served to modify one of the many existing bots to do so
rather than encourage people to do it. And I believe that Greg and I
are in agreement that such blind reversions are a bad thing, regardless
of whether they are performed by people or bots. People should be
expected to read, particularly so in an era when we have so many
anti-vandalism bots operating.
While it's certainly nice for people to read all edits, on the flip
side, people should be expected to post at least a few words in the edit
summary, especially for significant changes. Something like "deleting
rant" would be sufficient. Making large changes without so much as a
single word in comment (in either the edit summary or talk page) is
We advertise ourselves as "the encyclopedia that anyone can edit", but
you expect people to know all our rules and policies before they do so.
/That/ is discourteous; if you're going to tell people "your do it rong"
(in your worst Engrish) you could at least have the decency to explain WHY.
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