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

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Tue Jul 3 17:06:54 UTC 2007

On 7/2/07, Slim Virgin <slimvirgin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/2/07, James Farrar <james.farrar at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 02/07/07, jayjg <jayjg99 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Yes, it was appropriate. The MONGO case was quite clear when we voted
> > > on it, and the vote was unanimous:
> > >
> > > "A website that engages in the practice of publishing private
> > > information concerning the identities of Wikipedia participants will
> > > be regarded as an attack site whose pages should not be linked to from
> > > Wikipedia pages under any circumstances."
> >
> > OK, so we not cannot link to the New York Times, after its recent
> > magazine article.
> >
> I wish people would stop these hyperbolic slippery slopes. The NYT has
> not "outed" any Wikipedia editor.

What about Essjay?

> The only sites that shouldn't be
> linked to are those that make a *habit* of outing people, and the only
> people who are warned they might be blocked (or who are blocked) are
> the ones doing it deliberately and disruptively, as in "Oh, is THIS
> one of the naughty ones?" And "Ooooh, what about this? Aren't I
> awful?"
And by "people", you mean, you?

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