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

Jimmy Wales jwales at wikia.com
Tue May 23 22:55:41 UTC 2006

Molu 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.

I agree with you completely.  I am recommending that Peter McKay be
removed from the list immediately, and Anthony DiPierro put on notice
that not much more will be tolerated.


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