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

geni geniice at gmail.com
Thu Mar 25 19:49:03 UTC 2010

On 25 March 2010 02:51, Tim Starling <tstarling at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Gregory Kohs wrote:
>> Point of clarification... does Jimmy Wales have the authority to
>> impose a "global ban" on a user?
> Yes, Jimmy has always had such rights, and he continues to enjoy broad
> community support.
> -- Tim Starling

No he doesn't. However he didn't actually impose a global ban in this
case but it is unlikely there are any significant wikimedia projects
that would not block the individual in question on sight.


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