[WikiEN-l] blocked for a week for these edits

Peter Mackay peter.mackay at bigpond.com
Mon May 22 21:29:03 UTC 2006

> From: wikien-l-bounces at Wikipedia.org 
> [mailto:wikien-l-bounces at Wikipedia.org] On Behalf Of Philip Welch
> On May 22, 2006, at 11:29 AM, Ray Saintonge wrote:
> > For someone like our Abu Hamza (who at first appearance 
> seems to have 
> > indeed engaged in unacceptable editing) it would help if we had
> > mentors
> > available who are sympathetic but rationale in dealing with such  
> > points
> > of view.  Perhaps they could pull aside and counsel these wilder  
> > newbies
> > in techniques for constructively presenting their opinions.
> So you're willing to have Islamists, white supremacists, etc. openly  
> editing Wikipedia as long as they attempt to follow NPOV? I don't. I  
> think the presence of such individuals is harmful to the community.

That's a very POV statement in itself.

The presence of holders of minority (and majority) viewpoints on WP is
welcome. So long as they don't attempt to impose their views above all
others, and they are civil to other editors.

--Peter in Canberra

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