[WikiEN-l] Arbcom has completely lost its mind

charles matthews charles.r.matthews at ntlworld.com
Sat Feb 11 18:53:32 UTC 2006

"Conrad Dunkerson" wrote

> The 'bad actors' in this were largely following what were, in truth, the 
> established norms... but were then judged against standards which simply 
> did not exist at the time they made their decisions. That is capricious 
> and inherently destructive.

No, no.  There has to be a connection with a reality principle: bad 
judgement leads to consequences.  Otherwise we cannot get on with the big 
project.  'Capricious' is managing to look down the telescope the wrong way. 
There has _always_ been the principle that 'be bold' applies to editing, but 
admin powers are to use with great caution.  I mean, this goes back to the 
days Larry Sanger was on the project!


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