[Foundation-l] Wikipedia:Office Actions

Delirium delirium at hackish.org
Thu Apr 26 16:15:01 UTC 2007

David Gerard wrote:
> On 26/04/07, Peter van Londen <londenp at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Wp:Office is until now only official on EN:WP (I mean by that: published
>> only there); it has not been spread to the other projects; imho this was not
>> a mistake, nobody found it necessary to do that (maybe because there was not
>> a need for that policy elsewhere?).
>> If it was meant to be foundation-wide, it would have meant that this policy
>> would have been properly introduced to all the projects, which it was not.
> The point being missed here is that WP:OFFICE on en:wp is not
> prescriptive - it is descriptive. It does not set out a policy to be
> applied, it describes what actually happens. The actions came first,
> the description later.

Eh, it's at least a little bit of both---Jimmy has discussed on several 
occasions his (still in flux) prescriptive vision for how a workable 
WP:OFFICE system should operate, and much of the text there is based on 
his comments.


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