steven l. rubenstein wrote:
On Oct. 26 UncleBungle made the following contribution
to the Jew Watch
"I'm not going to start an edit war User:Slrubenstein."
I don't really like other people posting comments to pages in my name.
Is this something I just have to watch out for and delete, or do we have
some policy on this? Clearly it is not at the level of a banable
offense -- I am not even sure if it is enough to ask for mediation.
Still, it is wrong and I wonder if there is some community response. I
appreciate any suggestions/thoughts,
This is the edit in question:
The talk page guidelines say:
"Don't misrepresent other people: Typing errors, grammar, etc are always
fair game, and remove personal attacks where you can, but don't edit
someone's words to have them say something they don't believe in."
Whether that specifically covers signing as another user isn't clear -
but generally, doing so is considered a Very Bad Thing to say the least.
*However* ... reading the context of the text, I believe that
UncleBungle was actually trying to direct the comment /to/ you, rather
than pretend to /be/ you. It's just unfortunate that your name was at
the end of the sentence and the style he chose for your name is the same
as you use for your sig (something he may not have realised as your sig
did not appear on the page at the time). What I think UncleBungle
intended the text to say was something like:
"I'm not going to start an edit war User:Slrubenstein, so I'll discuss
this here... -- UncleBungle"
I'm sure UncleBungle could confirm if my interpretation is correct, but
it looks to me to be a misunderstanding. He could do with being
reminded to sign his posts too - that would help make things clearer in