[WikiEN-l] The Counter Vandalism Unit? Whaa?

Nick Boalch n.g.boalch at durham.ac.uk
Fri Feb 3 12:40:14 UTC 2006

Steve Bennett wrote:
> If semi-protection stops vandalism happening in the first place, great!

With all due respect, that's a stupid position. By logical extension of 
it we'd semi-protect all articles. Then we'd notice that vandalism still 
happened, so we'd fully protect all articles ('great, it stops vandalism 
happening in the first place!').

Page protection of any kind is against what the whole project stands 
for. It's a *necessary* evil, but people need to remember that it's 
still evil.



Nicholas Boalch
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