[Foundation-l] Wiktionary blocking policy

Brian McNeil brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org
Sat Dec 29 10:51:29 UTC 2007

Regrettably, there seem very few wikt. people handing OTRS inquiries about
the project, and without going in to too many details I've seen far too many
entries in that queue where it is "I've been blocked - forever - without


A few months back I had cause to raise this issue on-wiki, and Florence got
involved. I'm not going to dig up the contributions on this, but we were all
told to "enjoy our wikidrama" and Florence's position was discounted - just
another Wikipedian interfering.


Block with no warning is - in most cases - unacceptable, and I'm sure most
people here would agree with that. I don't make a lot of use of wiktionary,
but if people don't get {{test}} and {{don't disrupt}} templates then I do
not believe the project's administrators are doing their job properly.


I'm sure some might argue this should have been raised on the wiktionary
mailing list, but I believe if a project has - as in this case - earned a
reputation for capriciously wielding the banhammer it needs the wider
Wikimedia community to say this is unacceptable.



Brian McNeil

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