Robert Graham Merkel wrote:
Hmmm. As I understood it, a ban was just that, a
ban. No wiggle room.
Doesn't that imply that any contributions from a banned individual
should be deleted on the spot, and not reinstated?
If people want to argue that a particular user should be unbanned,
that's another issue.
I would personally consider that at least disturbing, but more like
appalling, if, say, there was a contributor that /contributed/ some nice
articles, say, to things related to early quantum physics, Wolfgang Pauli
etc. on the, say, Hungarian wikipedia, but for other contributions that
were inappropriate and the warnings about those being ignored they
had got banned, then even the actually useful and worthwile articles
would have to be deleted, just because the person is incapable of, say,
keep themselves on the NPOV fence in regards of religion or something.
That would be disturbing, if it was our policy.
The actual policy is that if someone is banned--and that doesn't happen very
often--anything they sneak onto the site *after the ban* will be reverted.
contributed pre-ban is treated just like anything else on the Wikipedia:
it may be edited and rewritten, or left alone, depending on content and who
to look at it.