[Foundation-l] Global ban - poetlister?

MZMcBride z at mzmcbride.com
Sat Jun 4 21:27:23 UTC 2011

David Gerard wrote:
> On 4 June 2011 15:42, MZMcBride <z at mzmcbride.com> wrote:
>> I think it's a fairly dangerous precedent to have the Wikimedia Foundation
>> involved in making individual decisions about who can and can't edit.
> They certainly can determine who can and can't use the servers they
> are custodians of.
> I appreciate your concerns about not crossing the streams, but there's
> plenty of things on the wikis the foundation already uses its powers
> to control.

MZMcBride wrote:
> One procedure for a global ban committee could be to direct the Wikimedia
> Foundation to declare particular people as completely unwelcome, or
> something like that.

My view is that the Wikimedia Foundation exists to serve the community. I
completely agree regarding the server (property) usage, but I still think
having that kind of directive come from the community (via the Wikimedia
Foundation, as necessary) is ideal.


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