This message doesn't seem to have been saved on the archive properly, see


It did go out to those subscribed to the full list (at least I got my copy) but I don't know whether it was in the digest.

So I'm trying again. Apologies to those who now have two copies (assuming it works this time).

Andrew A

Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2003 05:10:42 +1100
To: wikipedia-l@Wikimedia.org
From: Andrew Alder <andrewa@alder.ws>
Subject: Banned user protection on the Meta?

It appears that a hard-banned user from the English Wikipedia is now active on the Meta, see




(sorry I can't make the second link work properly, Eudora doesn't want to include the '?' in the link).

Any advice as to how to handle the Meta contributions would be appreciated. As I said in the Village Pump, there are some good points being made, just in the wrong place IMO. They are provocative and interesting, but IMO some of them don't belong in Wikipedia at all (even the Meta), and there's considerable risk of myself and others wasting time if we're not careful.

This is my first post to any Wikipedia mailing list. It was suggested on the Pump that it should be raised on the English Wikipedia list, but it seems to me to better fit the guidelines for this one.

Andrew Alder
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