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

Fred Bauder fredbaud at waterwiki.info
Thu Jul 5 08:53:28 UTC 2007

The solution obviously is to ban links to vicious sites, but not extend bans, at least in policy conversations to sites which have significant legitimate critical content. Asking critical sites to ban posting by those who have been banned from Wikipedia for good reason is not a practical solution. Asking them not to engage in repeated harassment of our users might be.

It is important to support our productive and responsible users and to do what we can to protect them from harassment both on Wikipedia and on external sites.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Blu Aardvark [mailto:jeffrey.latham at gmail.com]
>Sent: Monday, July 2, 2007 11:35 PM
>To: 'English Wikipedia'
>Subject: Re: [WikiEN-l] FredBauder"clarifies"onattackkkkkkk site link policy
>Ironically, so would I, and many of the other users who reject policies 
>such as BADSITES and its numerous incarnations.
>Removing such links isn't controversial; it's basic common sense. No 
>policy is necessary, it just is done, and the only ones who whine are 
>the trolls, generally those who posted the link in the first place.
>Blanket bans, however, don't fall under this same common sense concept. 
>That's what the community has soundly rejected, yet this same proposal 
>keeps rearing its ugly head at every turn.
>Fred Bauder wrote:
>> I'll certainly stand by this:
>> "Links to aggressive attacks on Wikipedia users may be removed. No oneneeds permission, no one needs to spend time making a policy about it,or arguing about it."
>> Fred
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