[WikiEN-l] FredBauder"clarifies"onattackkkkkkkkkkk site link policy

Charlotte Webb charlottethewebb at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 07:19:05 UTC 2007

On 7/3/07, Fred Bauder <fredbaud at waterwiki.info> wrote:
> I'll never accept linking to personal attacks on Wikipedians.

There definitely needs to be a line drawn between attacking and outing them:

One site might say "User:X is an incompetent admin who pushes a
[ideology]ist agenda and is part of a cabal with User:Y and User:Z.
The three of them are a disgrace to Wikipedia". That's definitely an
attack, but it's sticks and stones.

Another site might say "User:X on Wikipedia is [full name] from
[location] who used to work for [company] and is a disgrace to
[real-life occupuation]". That's also an attack, but it's serious
business, particularly if User:X had desired to remain

On a side-note, the humor of elongating the word "attack" with extra
K's is not apparent, nor is the relationship to supremacy groups (if
that is what's being implied).


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