[WikiEN-l] Trolling poll

sannse sannse at tiscali.co.uk
Sat Jul 10 19:03:55 UTC 2004

I'd like to point to:



The first is an impressive piece of work by User:Snowspinner and others on
how we might define trolling.  The second is a poll on the definition and on
a potential policy based on it.

My own view is that allowing admins to block on the basis of "trolling" is
very risky.  It is too subjective and open for abuse, the current policy of
allowing blocks for "simple vandalism" is already problematic enough.

I would support the policy if enforced by the Arbitration Committee
however - that would increase the safety, both by slowing down the process
(sometimes too much maybe, but that's better than instant bans in my view)
and by making the decision a group one rather than by a single

My other concern is directed at Jimbo.  Until now banning policy has
basically be set by him, and I wonder about the validity of any major policy
change in this area set by poll.  I'd be interested to know - if this is
agreed, would it be a valid policy?



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