[WikiEN-l] Tracking banned user Andrew Morrow

MacGyverMagic/Mgm macgyvermagic at gmail.com
Thu Feb 16 11:10:47 UTC 2006

On 2/16/06, Phil Boswell <phil.boswell at gmail.com> wrote:
> "Karl A. Krueger" <kkrueger at whoi.edu> wrote in message
> news:20060215223318.GA4712 at whoi.edu...
> > On Wed, Feb 15, 2006 at 05:29:15PM +0000, David Gerard wrote:
> >> So if I revert all and remake the good edits, the good edits stay in
> >> Wikipedia but aren't associated with the banned editor - so that if
> >> others are also following him about, they don't accidentally revert a
> >> good edit. It's a bit more work for me, but hopefully means less work
> >> for others.
> >
> > Banned editors are disallowed from editing.  However, banned editors
> > still hold copyright over their own words.  If you revert their good
> > contributions and then re-post their own words under your name, you
> > might be seen as illicitly taking credit for their work.
> "If you don't want your writing to be edited mercilessly or redistributed
> by
> others, do not submit it."
> Dude, the words have been submitted under the GFDL. Provided that DG notes
> in his edit summary that he is restoring a good edit by a bad editor, the
> number of legs upon which a claim might stand rapidly approaches zero.
> Which way round do you want it? Do you want all edits by a bad editor to
> be
> removed, even if they contribute good information? Or do you want even
> their
> bad edits to be left alone?
> --
> Phil
> [[en:User:Phil Boswell]]
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Phil is right.

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