On 5/23/06, Jimmy Wales <jwales(a)wikia.com> wrote:
Either that or a separate mailing list for these
activities. I don't
know why experienced editors let themselves get dragged into
irrelevant and pointless debates and name-calling on silly issues.
This is a mailing list about Wikipedia, not about conspiracy theories
or their refutations. These long threads are really lowering the
signal-noise ratio. Trolls will be trolls, but those of us who are
NOT trolls don't need to compete at the same level. Let's put an end
to this unhygienic practice.
I agree with you completely. I am recommending that Peter McKay be
removed from the list immediately, and Anthony DiPierro put on notice
that not much more will be tolerated.
On 5/23/06, Prasad J <prasad59(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Mr. Wales could you please look into the case of the
blocked user Abu
Hamza? He claims to have been indefinitely blocked without benefit of
Arbitration. His talk-page too has been protected. This sort of
incident, where Administrators (effectively) ban users without any
formal Request for Arbitration is becoming more prevalent by the day
and seems to be in violation of Wikipedia principles.
Jimbo, for another good candidate, see poster above.