[WikiEN-l] CSD T1

Ben McIlwain cydeweys at gmail.com
Sat May 13 20:35:49 UTC 2006

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Anthony DiPierro wrote:
> On 5/13/06, Ryan Delaney <ryan.delaney at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 5/12/06, Anthony DiPierro <wikilegal at inbox.org> wrote:
>>> I think you're wrong that Jimbo has any ultimate power over Wikipedia.
>>> Sure, if he wanted to ban someone he'd probably get away with it, but
>>> only if the community accepted it.
>> You might want to reread the banning policy and some recent Arbcom cases.
>> The view that Jimbo cannot ban people by fiat or dictate Wikipedia policy is
>> a minority one. Those who disagree can fork.
> All that you say is true, but being written on a Wikipedia page does
> not make it fact.

Common practice does make it fact, though.  If you were reverting
Jimbo's edits on-wiki I'd give you about five minutes before you were
forced to make the decision between fork and leave.  Most people do know
who's in charge here.  Just because you claim it ain't so doesn't make
it not so.

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