[Foundation-l] Wiktionary blocking policy

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Sat Dec 29 11:19:20 UTC 2007

There is more then just one Wiktionary. What Wiktionary are you talking
about? You assume that things are in a certain way on the Wiktionaries, you
state that this should be discussed on the Wiktionary list, but this never
happened. The suggestion that things are unacceptable on a foundation level
because you expect that Wikipedia assumptions are true on other projects is
problematic. Wiktionary is much more black and white; it has a more
structured organization.

When you are of the opinion that OTRS should have a separate queue for
Wiktionary, I would agree with you.


On Dec 29, 2007 11:51 AM, Brian McNeil <brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org> wrote:

> 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
> warning".
> 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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