[WikiEN-l] Howto prevent administrator privilege abuse

MacGyverMagic/Mgm macgyvermagic at gmail.com
Wed May 3 21:23:14 UTC 2006

Other administrators.
You shouldn't block an administrator who you're in disagreement with even if
there's disruption or vandalism involved. Ask someone else to do it and if
you're right they will do it. If you end up being blocked and can't respond
to things on the wiki, you can email to this list or send a message to any
individual admin by email.


On 5/3/06, Raphael Wegmann <raphael at psi.co.at> wrote:
> Hello,
> 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
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:RFC/ADMIN#Use_of_administrator_privileges
> 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)
> or
> vandalism (which btw. requires them to assume
>            bad faith as per WP:VANDAL).
> Thank you for your comments
> --
> Raphael
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