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

jayjg jayjg99 at gmail.com
Wed May 24 14:48:14 UTC 2006

On 5/23/06, Jimmy Wales <jwales at wikia.com> wrote:
> 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.

On 5/23/06, Prasad J <prasad59 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Mr. Wales could you please look into the case of the blocked user Abu
> Hamza? He claims to have been indefinitely blocked without benefit of
> Arbitration. His talk-page too has been protected. This sort of
> incident, where Administrators (effectively) ban users without any
> formal Request for Arbitration is becoming  more prevalent by the day
> and seems to be in violation of Wikipedia principles.
> _______________________________________________

Jimbo, for another good candidate, see poster above.


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