[WikiEN-l] Userboxen

Guettarda guettarda at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 16:28:28 UTC 2006

On 2/27/06, Fred Bauder <fredbaud at ctelco.net> wrote:
> Neutral point of view is a core Wikipedia policy. Harassing users who
> are football fans doesn't logically relate to that policy. It just
> interjects a sour note into our social scene. But you would no doubt
> maintain that having a "social scene" is not "building an
> encyclopedia". I would maintain making users feel at home, putting up
> some pictures of the wife and kids and of their dog on the walls of
> their "cubical" is part of building an encyclopedia. This userbox
> fuss has done absolutely nothing to advance the project. Just wasted
> our time and caused serious conflict, much more conflict than letting
> things take their course would have resulted in.
> Fred

Bravo!  Fred hits the nail on the head.  Trying to destroy userboxes has
done the project far more harm than that userboxes ever did.
  - Ian

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