[WikiEN-l] FredBauder"clarifies"onatt ttackkkkkkkkkkk site link policy

Fred Bauder fredbaud at waterwiki.info
Tue Jul 3 08:10:10 UTC 2007

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Charlotte Webb [mailto:charlottethewebb at gmail.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2007 01:19 AM
>To: 'English Wikipedia'
>Subject: Re: [WikiEN-l] FredBauder"clarifies"onattackkkkkkkkkkk site link	policy
>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

That is a constant temptation to irresponsible critics. When the home phone calls and calls to their employer start, some folks get profoundly upset and we lose them. This method of attack is quite effective. And a site that encourages it is trying to do damage or doesn't give a damn. And then there are actual stalkers that any reasonable person has reason to fear.


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