[Foundation-l] Fwd: Wikimedia-wide global blocking mechanism?

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Fri Feb 1 19:42:02 UTC 2008

Dan Rosenthal wrote:
> That's assuming that project's users read the village pump. I know I  
> certainly don't read en.wp's village pump, and neither do quite a few  
> other of my fellow editors.
One important factor which discourages me as much as you from keeping up 
with en:wp's Village Pump is its sheer mass.  The tiny projects do not 
have that problem.

> On Feb 1, 2008, at 9:33 AM, Birgitte SB wrote:
>> The problem with opt-out is that a wiki must know this
>> even *exists* in order to opt-out.  So if you are
>> capable of notifing all the village pumps in a
>> language they can comprehend, this is reasonable.  If
>> you are not capable of that, opt-out is not
>> reasonable.  If this is mainly for wiki's with no
>> community, then allow stewards to "opt-in" such
>> wiki's. If they have no community, they will not
>> object.

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