[WikiEN-l] Before reverting blanking, please read the text

Parker Peters onmywayoutster at gmail.com
Thu Oct 19 14:30:49 UTC 2006

On 10/19/06, Guy Chapman aka JzG <guy.chapman at spamcop.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Oct 2006 7:27:58 -0400, Sydney aka FloNight
> <poore5 at adelphia.net> wrote:
> >For an experienced user to simply revert the blanking without any
> >attempt to communicate with the user is more problematic to my mind
> >than the blanking.
> Not really.  Page blanking is counted as simple vandalism, suitable
> for use of rollback.  We really mustn't lose sight of the fact that
> this is the only instance thus far presented where page blanking
> without summaries by a new account with no other edits was anything
> other than vandalism.  Is it really so hard for a new user to find out
> how to correct a problem, contact the office, attract attention or in
> some other way fix the issue?  It may be that it is.
> Guy (JzG)

It is. Nobody bothered sending a welcome message, or any other form of
talkpage message, to the user. Nothing was generated automatically to help
them become an effective editor or help them learn now to work within the

And it's poor attitudes like yours that I've been seeing for the past few
months that make our problems worse. Instead of taking two minutes to look
at the reason for an action, instead of assuming good faith, you just go off
on your "vandal-fighting" attitude where all ill-advised behavior and
collateral damage is OK in the name of "fighting vandals".


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