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

Fred Bauder fredbaud at waterwiki.info
Thu Jul 5 21:26:34 UTC 2007

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Kamryn Matika [mailto:kamrynmatika at gmail.com]
>Sent: Thursday, July 5, 2007 11:13 AM
>To: 'English Wikipedia'
>Subject: Re: [WikiEN-l] FredBauder"clarifies"onattack site link policy
>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>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> >> 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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If you chose to be roadkill, so be it. I consider it a minor matter. That so much ink was wasted on the issue has little or nothing to do with you. Just keep on editing and enjoy contributing.

We must not only support our productive contributors and administrators, our workers, we must also make it plain that doing so is a priority. Protecting the "right" to link to critical posts on external websites, is pretty low on the list of priorities. However, let''s assume you are a good editor and you can assume we are trying our best and had nothing against you personally and go from there.


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