[WikiEN-l] Quitting Wikipedia and wanted you to know why.

Parker Peters onmywayoutster at gmail.com
Mon Oct 9 22:42:07 UTC 2006

On 10/9/06, Parker Peters <onmywayoutster at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/9/06, Guy Chapman aka JzG <guy.chapman at spamcop.net> wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, 09 Oct 2006 14:14:02 -0400, Jimmy Wales <jwales at wikia.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > >> The most egregious account I've seen was brought to us a few days
> > ago, where
> > >> an admin blocked a user and then tag-teamed with a non-admin to
> > repeatedly
> > >> remove the user's unblock requests, and finally got a third party to
> > lock
> > >> the user's talk page for "unblock abuse."
> >
> > >Diffs?
> >
> > My thoughts exactly.  "Parker Peters"' last example turned out to be
> > an unambiguous vandalism sock.  I'm beginning to wonder if perhaps
> > Parker Peters isn't better known to us by another name...
> >
> "Unambiguous"? Hardly. Unless you didn't bother to read my reply earlier?
> Your definition of "vandalism" seems to be that you disagree with an edit.
> That's not a definition of "vandalism" that anyone at Wikipedia is supposed
> to follow, and the last person I met who followed that was a definite pov
> warrior.
> Parker

Re-reading my own comments, this might have been phrased in a less
flammatory manner. If I crossed a line, I apologize.

However, I still take issue with your calling what I believe to be
good-faith and sourced edits vandalism, especially when the same sources are
just fine for another related article on the same topic.

I don't believe we can allow ourselves to fall into the trap of calling any
edit we disagree with "vandalism", or we do the whole project a disservice.


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