[WikiEN-l] Arbcom has completely lost its mind

Sam Korn smoddy at gmail.com
Wed Feb 8 22:10:49 UTC 2006

On 2/8/06, Jay Converse <supermo0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/8/06, Sam Korn <smoddy at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 2/8/06, Jay Converse <supermo0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I thought that's what started this whole mess.
> >
> > Please read through the ArbCom's proposed decision to get a full
> > decision on the matter.
> >
> > --
> > Sam
> The decision on the matter is not the same as what prompted discussion of
> the matter.  My point was that what started this whole mess was someone
> getting blocked for the simple reason that they were a pedophile.  Am I
> missing something here?
> Pete Mackay said:
> *Oh, an editor can BE a paedophile. We don't mind that. It's just that he or
> she can't SAY it on their userpage. That pisses everyone off and attracts
> criticism.*
> **
> This is what I'm worried about, and the precedent I was mentioning.  All of
> a sudden, userpages now need to be politically correct, or you risk a
> block.  That is, if this precedent does get set.

If the userpages are potentially damaging to Wikipedia's reputation
(and this certainly is), and add nothing to the project, yes, fine,
remove the information.

I'd go as far as saying that all content saying that someone breaks US
law should be forbidden as well.


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