[WikiEN-l] A novel policy interpretation

Sherool jamydlan at online.no
Mon Feb 6 15:02:50 UTC 2006

On Sun, 05 Feb 2006 16:02:14 +0100, Andrew Gray <shimgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> [[WP:AN]] currently contains this announcement:
> "The userbox Template:User pedophile [...] is a great way of
> identifying those users who consider themselves to be pedophiles. I
> plan on indefinitely blocking any user who includes this template.
> I've already blocked the only user to include this template [...]
> Wikipedia has no obligation to permit deviants to edit. If a someone
> has sexual thoughts about children, keep it to yourself and stay off
> Wikipedia. I can't even imagine the PR nightmare that the Wikimedia
> Foundation would face if articles were being written by
> self-identified pedophiles."
> I can just tell this one's going to be a fun argument to watch.

"Fun" indeed, this aparently got so bad than Jimbo temporarily de-sysoped  
no less than 5 admins for "wheel warring" (enter blocking and unblocking  
users and other admins or deleting and undeleting the template), one wich  
wich aparently descided to quit in protest.  
Not something you see every day...

I do hope people have cooled off after a good nights sleep.


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