[WikiEN-l] Howto prevent administrator privilege abuse

Raphael Wegmann raphael at psi.co.at
Wed May 3 19:30:21 UTC 2006


I have a question regarding administrator privilege abuse:
What mechanism exists to prevent administrators from
blocking users with whom they disagree in a content dispute?
AFAIK a report should be filed on
but a blocked user cannot do so before his block expires
and for an indefinitely blocked user, it will never be possible
using regular means. I don't think it's in the interest
of Wikipedia to let administrators have a final say in
a content dispute by blocking disagreeing parties for
disruption (vaguely defined as posing a threat to the normal
             functioning of Wikipedia)
vandalism (which btw. requires them to assume
            bad faith as per WP:VANDAL).

Thank you for your comments

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