[WikiEN-l] FredBauder"clarifies"onattack site link policy
kamrynmatika at gmail.com
Thu Jul 5 17:13:45 UTC 2007
On 7/5/07, Adrian <aldebaer at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Daniel R. Tobias schrieb:
> > On 5 Jul 2007 at 03:42:01 +0000, "Fred Bauder" <fredbaud at waterwiki.info>
> >> Part of the ban is posturing
> > So it's kind of like the "security theatre" we have to endure every time
> we travel by air... lots of
> > silly rules, enforced in an arbitrary, draconian way, with all sorts of
> inconvenience to innocent
> > people, which probably doesn't do much or anything at all to prevent
> actual terrorism, but
> > which show everybody that the authorities are Doing Something.
> >> So it is very much a matter of saying and meaning:
> >> We will make every effort to support our contributors and to defeat
> attempts to harass them.
> > ...and we don't care how many contributors we need to harrass in order
> to accomplish this!
> > KamrynMatika seems possibly to have been run off in this way now.. at
> least, she's blanked
> > out her user and talk pages and hasn't made any appearance in a couple
> of days, after
> > getting into conflict with the "draconian-link-ban" people.
> > Dan
> > Dan's Web Tips: http://webtips.dan.info/
> > Dan's Mail Format Site: http://mailformat.dan.info/
> > Dan's Domain Site: http://domains.dan.info/
> Dan, please don't take this the wrong way, but KamrynMatika's 245
> mainspace edits are rather negligible compared to the tens of thousands
> of edits the most attacked Wikipedians have contributed. If protecting
> several of our more prolific editors from attacks means that some fairly
> new users get disgruntled (which I do not quite understand in the first
> place), then, well, that's an acceptable price to pay.
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