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

Philip Welch wikipedia at philwelch.net
Tue May 23 23:07:06 UTC 2006

On May 23, 2006, at 3:55 PM, Jimmy Wales 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.

Can we ban the trolls themselves while we're at it? Please? :)

Philip L. Welch

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