[WikiEN-l] Howto prevent administrator privilege abuse

Fred Bauder fredbaud at ctelco.net
Thu May 4 00:00:20 UTC 2006

Should such a thing happen you need to follow the dispute resolution  
procedures. Emails to arbitrators will get you in if you are blocked.


On May 3, 2006, at 1:30 PM, Raphael Wegmann 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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