[WikiEN-l] We need a policy to deal with new policies

Steve Bennett stevage at gmail.com
Fri May 5 15:08:08 UTC 2006

On 5/5/06, Mark Gallagher <m.g.gallagher at student.canberra.edu.au> wrote:
> Somehow, however, this is not sufficient.  People start to look at our
> principles as a game of Nomic:

Your examples don't back up Wikipedia-as-nomic. How about these:
"This AfD was closed improperly. It doesn't matter if it was going to
fail, according to the policy, it can only be closed by an admin"
"This RfA should be restarted, it ran for an hour too long due to
daylight savings. The bureaucrat was deficient in his duties"
"Of course I can include my blog as a source, it says quite clearly in
this guideline that websites that support a common point of view are
good sources"
"If you want to delete for this reason, you first have to create a
policy that says so. To do that, you need to gain consensus as defined
in this article"
"No, it says you must discuss changes *before* you make them. No exceptions!"

etc etc

I admit I'm guilty sometimes - nomic is great ;)


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