[Foundation-l] Do we need a Code of Participation?

Marc Riddell michaeldavid86 at comcast.net
Tue Nov 6 14:38:30 UTC 2007

on 11/6/07 9:18 AM, David Gerard at dgerard at gmail.com wrote:

> On 06/11/2007, Marc Riddell <michaeldavid86 at comcast.net> wrote:
>> David, 'because everybody does it' is not an excuse to do something in the
>> Wikimedia Projects. Wikimedia must create its own distinct identity; and its
>> reputation and credibility will be a great part of that identity - and its
>> use of language a crucial part as well.
>> The language of social pages should not be the language of Wikimedia
>> policies.
> No, I mean it's actually, functionally speaking, the first rule of all
> social spaces on and offline.
OK, the behavior the language is describing might be the "first rule", but
"dick" and "jerk" still should have no place in Wikimedia policy language.


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