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

Fred Bauder fredbaud at waterwiki.info
Wed Jul 11 10:23:59 UTC 2007

>-----Original Message-----
>From: James Farrar [mailto:james.farrar at gmail.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 04:03 PM
>To: 'English Wikipedia'
>Subject: Re: [WikiEN-l] FredBauder"clarifies"onattackkk site link policy
>On 10/07/07, Guy Chapman aka JzG <guy.chapman at spamcop.net> wrote:
>> On Mon, 09 Jul 2007 11:50:16 -0700, Ray Saintonge
>> <saintonge at telus.net> wrote:
>> < snip a lot, but in particular: >
>> >There's a big difference between clarifying policy and expanding policy.
>> Yes. And in this case they *clarified* policy. Policy is: no privacy
>> violations, no attacks, no stalking, no harassment. Clarification is:
>> not even by writing it elsewhere and then linking to it.
>I don't see any arguments against the banning of linking to web
>*pages* that contain personal attacks, etc., on Wikipedia users.
>What I see are arguments against the banning of links to entire web
>*sites* that happen to contain some such pages. I also haven't seen
>any justification for such a ban.

OK, here you are:

It is helpful to support productive editors and administrators and protect them from harassment both on and off Wikipedia. Certain sites contain little or no critical discussion, but a great deal of material which either attempts to identify anonymous Wikipedia editors or to harass them in some way.

You complain about the justification being repeated, but continue to say you see no justification...


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