[WikiEN-l] Fleshlight

Kris & Adrian emailus at btopenworld.com
Mon Oct 9 22:44:26 UTC 2006

Jimmy Wales wrote:
> Gregory Maxwell wrote:
>>Unilateral deletions are performed hundreds of times a month by
>>Wikipedia Admins on the basis of their own judgement.  Perhaps I
>>shouldn't find it shocking that some [[troll (Internet)|opportunist]]
>>found it useful take advantage of Danny's high profile in order to
>>play out a little bit of performance art.
>  >
>  > It is unfortunate and uncharacteristic to see you equate the elevation
>  > of experienced judgement and consideration over strict policy
>  > conformance with a lack of deference to the community.
> I think that a significant amount of the confusion here has to do with 
> it being a little unclear whether this was intended as a WP:OFFICE act. 
>   It was done under Danny's normal account, with no reference to 
> WP:OFFICE, so I think it is safe to assume this was Danny acting in his 
> capacity and a long standing and widely respected editor exercising 
> editorial judgment in a manner consistent with our longstanding policies 
> of being bold.
> It just so happened, as it turns out, that it was triggered by a call to 
> the office.

So it did have a reference to WP:OFFICE then.

I'm sorry Jimmy but what you've written above has to be the worst case 
of whitewashing ever.

"It wasn't WP:OFFICE but it was."

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