[Foundation-l] Compulsory policies for all Wikipedias

Fred Bauder fredbaud at fairpoint.net
Fri Apr 10 13:37:49 UTC 2009

> On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 2:25 PM, Jaska Zedlik <jz53zc at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> Even english wikipedia was close to allow divisive and inflammatory
> content
> on an user page:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Miscellany_for_deletion/User:Visitante
> Becuase, ¡hey everyone is allowed to write about wikipedia on his
> userpage
> even if it's attacking other project
> even if account makes no other edits in years
> policy allows it
> and it's not about english wikipedia sysops
> thankfully there are still admins with common sense. But the point is
> even in Wikipedias with a "complete" set of rules
> it's not enough to counteract trolls
> precisely because so many rules create so many loopholes for wikilawyers
> and
> rule worshippers

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