Poor, Edmund W wrote:
* A sysop should only use his administrative
privileges as a "time
out" to direct discussions in case of conflicts to the talk page,
but he should not do that if he states a position in the
matter. Otherwise he is no longer a sysop or a moderator but an
editor, which is not the function assigned to him.
I'm not even really comfortable with that, unless things have gotten
way out of hand or something. Most importantly, we should ALL exert
social pressure for co-operation rather than Usenet-style argument. It's
hard, but it has worked wonders for us so far.
BTW, I do not actually hold the position that, even if
disagrees with the statement that Wagner was an anti-Semite, it should
be attributed. Rather, I asked Jimbo for a policy clarification on
this point. And got one, quite promptly. Whereupon I immediately
unprotected the page -- as promised.
I'm doubtful that my ramblings really clarified anything. But if you
saw light, I'm glad to have been mumbling in the vicinity. :-)