[WikiEN-l] Zero information is preferred to misleading or false information

Jimmy Wales jwales at wikia.com
Fri May 19 07:45:04 UTC 2006

Erik Moeller wrote:
> I realize it's written out of frustration, but you really have to
> appreciate much more how difficult it is to "kick out" people. You do
> know that Lir is still around, right? How many times did we block the
> guy? The fact that problem users become invisible in terms of
> traceable identities doesn't make them go away. It makes the problem
> worse. And you also remember User:Michael, I'm sure. I think that
> experiment is generally considered to be successful?

I am not talking about trolls and problem users in this case, though.  I
am talking about bad editors, editors who don't stop to think that
reverting someone who is trying to remove libel about themselves is a
horribly stupid thing to do.

> Unless we want to radically reduce that level of openness, we need to
> stick to our usual patience in dealing with problem users.

Right, and I do not think we have a problem with that.

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