[WikiEN-l] Re: Illegitimate block.

Jimmy (Jimbo) Wales jwales at wikia.com
Wed Jan 26 23:05:05 UTC 2005

Robert Brookes wrote:
> I thought that the beauty of the 3RR rule was its "simplicity" in
>that when a breach is committed there is no doubt? No sooner had the
>ink dried on that policy update that such a breach could lead to a 24
>hour block than some of the more "imaginative" sysops were proposing
>to "interpret" the intention of a specific editor and demanding the
>power to block at will based on their personal interpretation.

A too-strict interpretation will just force edit warriors to randomly
change irrelevant words while still reverting.

For some things, simple common sense is still best.  Anyone can start
to game any rule.


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