[Foundation-l] Fwd: Re: Fwd: Wikimedia-wide globalblocking mechanism?

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Mon Feb 4 20:27:54 UTC 2008

Birgitte SB wrote:
> Trusting the stewards to opt-in what they judge to be
> a wiki with no community and taking this feature live
> on all wikis at once is not the same proposal.  Both
> proposals make dealing with vandalism on inactive
> wikis easier, but my proposal prevents the problems
> that might occur with more active wikis due to poor
> communication.
I agree.  This is a commonsense approach.  When such steps are taken 
with sensitivity to a community's circumstances they could work quite 
well.  What's frightening is those individuals who would take such tools 
as an opportunity to impose their views on a community where they have 
not previously shown any interest at all.  In Wikisource it's not 
unusual for a fresh immigrant to assume that the same rules apply as in 
en:wp.  We can and should be less understanding when we are dealing with 
bots, but if these proposals were about bots they should not have been 
framed in more general terms.


More information about the foundation-l mailing list