[WikiEN-l] Divisive and Inflammatory Behavior, was CSD T1

Fred Bauder fredbaud at ctelco.net
Tue May 16 13:38:37 UTC 2006

I don't think we have a policy which prohibits disruptive behavior in  
so many words. Wikipedia:Policies and guidelines speaks of  
"problematic or disruptive behavior" and there is [[WP:POINT]],  
Wikipedia:Don't disrupt Wikipedia to illustrate a point. Restating  
the principle will not make it policy; it is already policy. Stating  
the principle just makes it explicit rather than implicit.


On May 16, 2006, at 7:13 AM, Ryan Delaney wrote:

> On 5/16/06, Fred Bauder <fredbaud at ctelco.net> wrote:
>> I'm proposing this as part of official Wikipedia policy at
>> [[Wikipedia:Divisive and inflammatory behavior]] because I think we
>> need to voice this principle as the basis for a number of other
>> fundamental Wikipedia policies.
>> Put simply, we are here to work, not to struggle; actions which lead
>> us down the path of "fight or flight" are not productive (after
>> Wilfred Bion). I think making these thoughts explicit will be  
>> helpful.
>> Fred
> How does this differ from the policy forbidding disruptive  
> behavior? Doesn't
> "divisive and infammatory" constitute a subset of "disruptive"?
> Ryan
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