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

Alphax (Wikipedia email) alphasigmax at gmail.com
Tue May 23 03:54:40 UTC 2006

Philip Welch wrote:
> On May 22, 2006, at 2:29 PM, Peter Mackay wrote:
>>> 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.
> That's a reasonable thing to say about communists,

We have people who spent the entire Cold War thinking that communists
were going to to nuke them.

> anarchists, radical feminists,

We have single fathers.

> furries, polyamorous transsexuals, anarcho-capitalists, or almost any
> fringe group.

We have people who hate them too.

> The difference with anti-Semites is that we have Jewish editors.

Your POV is showing...

> If there were people on Wikipedia who happened to be white
> supremacists or Islamists and you had no way to tell they were either
> of these things from their edits, that would be one thing. If you
> make your anti-semitism known, however, I don't see why you should be
> welcome on Wikipedia. The very act of accepting these types into the
> community would be an insult.

The act of openly rejecting these types is just as big an insult. Who's
next? Non-Americans?

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