[WikiEN-l] Cyde should not have violated Deletion policy (
Alphax (Wikipedia email)
alphasigmax at gmail.com
Thu May 4 09:57:48 UTC 2006
John Tex wrote:
> On 5/3/06, wikien-l-request at wikipedia.org
>> From: Ben McIlwain <cydeweys at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [WikiEN-l] Cyde should not have violated Deletion policy
>> To: English Wikipedia <wikien-l at Wikipedia.org>
>> Message-ID: <4459925E.90903 at gmail.com>
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>> I didn't "close" the debate so much as I "canceled" it. My "vote", as
>> you mention, was to cancel it ... and then a minute after that I
>> realized I could go through with what I said should be done.
> Unfortunately, this misses the point. Whether you called it a "closure" or
> "cancellation" or a "stoppage" or whatever. You halted the process that a
> lot of people were contributing to.
The process was /wrong/.
> They had a right to be heard.
Wikipedia is NOT a democracy; the First Ammendment of the Constitution
of the United States only guarantees "free speech" against intervention
by Congress. Wikipedia is a private website where you have exactly TWO
* The right to leave
* The right to fork
> This wastes a lot of time and looks like bad behavior for an admin to
> kill an AfD early, especially one he has been involved in.
It looks a hell of a lot like using common sense.
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