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

Fred Bauder fredbaud at waterwiki.info
Thu Jul 5 22:28:00 UTC 2007

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Daniel R. Tobias [mailto:dan at tobias.name]
>Sent: Thursday, July 5, 2007 10:22 AM
>To: wikien-l at lists.wikimedia.org
>Subject: Re: [WikiEN-l] FredBauder"clarifies"onattack site link policy
>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.

We need to show visible support for our productive editors and administrators, our "workers".


>> 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.

I hope she realizes that she is welcome to edit and goes on to enjoyably contribute.


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