On 11 August 2014 03:19, Pine W <wiki.pine(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I hope you are aware of the issues being described in this thread. Would
you please state your views on this situation?
+1 It would be great to hear from Lila on the current decisions being
taken by her employees.
The discussion on this has now involved threats to take serious action
on both "sides". I find the idea of blocking dissenting voices
repugnant and fundamentally against the Community value of openness
and transparency. Dissent is not the same thing as disruption or being
uncivil, I think the lines are becoming dangerously blurred in this
area and we are in danger of seeing a super stupid dramafest being
For what it's worth, anyone with admin powers that starts blocking
people would be a major wally, and might take care to consider the
potential "boomerang" effects that are likely to undo anything
positive they hope to achieve. On my favourite friendly Wikimedia
project, Commons, we have the concept of staying mellow, even when
dealing with seriously difficult discussion, so keep it mellow. I will
skip reading emails here that look ranty, life's too short.