[Foundation-l] Compulsory policies for all Wikipedias

Birgitte SB birgitte_sb at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 9 19:33:11 UTC 2009

--- On Thu, 4/9/09, Jaska Zedlik <jz53zc at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Jaska Zedlik <jz53zc at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Compulsory policies for all Wikipedias
> To: "Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List" <foundation-l at lists.wikimedia.org>
> Date: Thursday, April 9, 2009, 2:25 PM
> On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 21:27, Milos
> Rancic <millosh at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > The question was about a list which should exist
> somewhere (at Meta).
> >
> Thank you, but not obligatory a list. I meant any form,
> even a number
> of rules written on this mailing list. Otherwise we (may)
> have a
> situation when, for instance, a user puts some inflammatory
> or
> divisive content on their user page and administrators are
> unable to
> delete it, until a policy which regulates this is adopted
> locally.
> NPOV and Wikimedia Founding principles regulate only
> "articles and
> other encyclopedic content" and can't be applied in this
> case.
> Or even further, community could adopt a policy when
> divisive content
> is allowed on user pages. NPOV is not violated, Founding
> principles
> are not violated as well. So everything depends only on a
> local
> community. I don't think this is a common thing, but maybe
> it worth
> thinking about this now rather when we face this problem.

Those are not situations which would be covered by any Compulsory policy across projects.  Community governance does depend only on the local community.  That is a feature not a bug.

Birgitte SB


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