[WikiEN-l] We need a policy against feeding the trolls

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Tue May 23 12:25:37 UTC 2006

On 5/23/06, Molu <loom91 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Either that or a separate mailing list for these activities. I don't know
> why experienced editors let themselves get dragged into irrelevant and
> pointless debates and name-calling on silly issues. This is a mailing list
> about Wikipedia, not about conspiracy theories or their refutations. These
> long threads are really lowering the signal-noise ratio. Trolls will be
> trolls, but those of us who are NOT trolls don't need to compete at the same
> level. Let's put an end to this unhygienic practice.

Agreed. wikien-OT would be handy. Then, instead of saying "stop this
conversation" (which can sound like favoring one side over the other,
depending on who's "winning") you can just say "take it to wikien-OT".

(OT = off topic).


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