[WikiEN-l] Mywikipediaspace

Rob gamaliel8 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 2 13:43:34 UTC 2006

On 10/2/06, Steve Summit <scs at eskimo.com> wrote:

> If you're merely "the free encyclopedia anyone can edit", and
> you ban or severely sanction someone, he may then engage you in
> a 3-month-long harangue and argument about how he had every right
> to do what he did and you had no right to ban him for it.  But
> if you can whip out the densely-cribbed TOS agreement and point
> at subparagraph VII.6.b.iv which specifically prohibits (say)
> adding commercial external links, then even if the miscreant had
> never read this, he will (so the theory goes) realize that he
> could/should have, and will stalk off, duly chastised.

I doubt anyone inclined to engage in a 3-month-long harangue would
care what subparagraph VII.6.b.iv says.

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