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

dmehkeri at swi.com dmehkeri at swi.com
Thu Oct 19 15:10:04 UTC 2006

> 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.

WP:BLP suggests that not only is this not the first case, but in fact "...when
the individual involved is not especially notable, such edits _usually are not
vandalism_ but rather an effort by the subject of the article to remove biased
or inaccurate material...." 

Even for non-BLP, instead of {{subst:test1}}, I often start with something like: 

== [[Name of article]] ==
Is there a problem with the article? ~~~~


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