[WikiEN-l] Fred Bauder"clarifies"on attack site link policy

Guy Chapman aka JzG guy.chapman at spamcop.net
Mon Jul 9 10:36:07 UTC 2007

On Mon, 9 Jul 2007 17:45:11 +0800, "John Lee" <johnleemk at gmail.com>

>> Why post a link to a site which engages in harassment and outing, if
>> it's not even a reliable source?  In what way is that not dickish?

>Because different people have different interpretations of the phrase
>"reliable source". It is not dickery to disagree on what constitutes a
>reliable source; it is a content dispute. How the dispute is resolved, of
>course, may result in dickery from one or both sides.

That debate has been had in respect of this site, some time ago.  It
is settled.  WR is not a reliable source, the marginal utility it has
in documenting some minor facets of self-referential issues is more
than outweighed by the problems of harassment and outing.  It may not
have been dickery to start the discussion, but to perpetuate it this
long certainly looks like it.

Guy (JzG)

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