[WikiEN-l] Re: Re: Re: No more blocking people for who they *are*?

Ryan W. (Merovingian) bigwiki at earthling.net
Thu Feb 9 00:48:56 UTC 2006

Now I'm not condoning pedophilia or anything of the sort.  It's deplorable to the last.  But to disallow editing based on this (given that they don't parade around their POV in articles) strikes me as immediately arbitrary.  I daresay that we've had criminals of all sorts edit Wikipedia.


> From: Conrad Dunkerson <conrad.dunkerson at worldnet.att.net>
> Subject: Re: [WikiEN-l] Re: No more blocking people for who they
> 	*are*?
> Ryan W. (Merovingian) wrote:
> > Although I think you're right, I don't think any admins blocked people just
> > for believing certain things.  Those who were blocked were acting in a way
> > that justified their I-hate-to-call-it-punishment.
> I think you might be wrong about that.
> Carbonite: "The userbox Template:User pedophile (edit · talk · links ·
> history · watch) 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, Joeyramoney (talk • contribs • page moves • block
> user • block log). Wikipedia has no obligation to permit deviants to edit."
> Jimbo Wales: "They said that pedophiles should be banned from editing
> Wikipedia. That's a very respectable position."

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