[Foundation-l] Jimbo's authority (on "global bans")

Jussi-Ville Heiskanen cimonavaro at gmail.com
Thu Mar 25 06:20:39 UTC 2010

Gregory Kohs wrote:
> Point of clarification... does Jimmy Wales have the authority to
> impose a "global ban" on a user?
> http://en.wikiversity.org/w/index.php?title=Wikiversity:Community_Review/Wikimedia_Ethics:Ethical_Breaching_Experiments&curid=92825&diff=548143&oldid=548142

Until such time as there is created a body with greater
legitimacy to declare such, he is pretty much the most
qualified actor to look to in cases where global bans are
necessary. So I would have to say from an effective point
of view, global bans are expressed by Jimbo, more often
than not. The question of authority does not arise; as it
is recognized that Jimbo does so with the consent of the
larger community.


Jussi-Ville Heiskanen

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