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

jayjg jayjg99 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 19:55:46 UTC 2007

On 7/3/07, The Mangoe <the.mangoe at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/2/07, Slim Virgin <slimvirgin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > All our policies and practices are blunt instruments in the wrong
> > hands. They need to be applied with common sense.
> Well, all our policies ARE in the wrong hands. Wikipedia, after all,
> is also "the encyclopedia whose policies may be interpreted and acted
> upon by anyone."
> The NYT case is excessive; but it only sticks out because IAR steps in
> and says that nobody can take erasing all links to the NYT seriously.

No, it sticks out because it's not covered under the arbcom ruling.

> It's OK to erase links to any crticial site because people can say
> these sites are bad and get away with it. In the case of TNH the story
> that her blog was an attack site couldn't be seriously sustained-- but
> it didn't stop someone from trying.

They could have done it for all sorts of other reasons based on
[[WP:EL]], and people have. The issue was with the individual's

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