A little draconian, anyone? This goes_way_too far,
1. Any non-rookie, engaged in an edit war, can simply
freeze out any rookie/anon in an edit war by making 5
2. We don't know how many of our articles would fall
under "frequently edited".
3. This is offputting to newbies, and we need_more_of
them, not fewer--without growth, our vitality is gone.
4. The "reveal your real ID" provision is extremely
5. Facilitates the irritation of ANY unpopular user,
and increases the odds of factionalization and etc.
6. Is generally unwikilike.
TINC my ass.
=== PART ONE ===
==== Definitions ====
Rookie : A logged in user who has fewer than 10
editing days. An "editing day" is a calendar day
when the user makes one or more edits.
Frequently Edited Article : An article in the main
encyclopedia namespace that has been edited more
than 5 times in the last 48 hours.
==== Policy ====
On the English Wikipedia, neither Rookies nor IP
users are permitted to edit Frequently Edited
=== PART TWO ===
To aid in enforcement of hard bans, Wikipedians may
list any user on [[Wikipedia:Petitions for users of
concern]], thus starting a petition. Criteria for
listing a user are: controversial edits and a belief
that the user may have been banned previously.
These are subjective criteria and Wikipedians are to
use their best judgment. When there are eight or
more Wikipedians in support of the petition
(regardless of how many may be opposed), the user
must demonstrate their real-world identity to the
Wikipedia Bureaucracy within 10 days; if they do not
do so, their editing privileges are suspended until
The Wikipedia Bureaucracy will validate identities
using sensible but effective methods, such as
requiring a $1 donation via paypal or personal
check, or returning a form sent to the user's postal
address. The identity check will be used to
determine whether the user is previously banned, and
will be used to enforce a future ban if one should
become necessary. Otherwise, it will remain
To discourage misuse, we may want to exempt
Wikipedians who have been editing for, say, more
than six months from the process.
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