[WikiEN-l] Don't template the newbies either

Giggy g1ggyman at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 22:36:19 UTC 2007

Don't template anyone?  Dear god, what are we coming too.  Then again, I'm a
bit biased on this, see [[WP:TTR]] - G1ggy

On 7/10/07, geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/9/07, Phil Boswell <phil.boswell at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On a slightly more serious note, there does seem to be more of an
> atmosphere
> > recently of "tie the admins up with red tape".
> Not remotely. Admins have gained significantly increased powers over
> the last two years.
> > This business of "blocks shall be preventative rather than punitive",
> for
> > example.
> Eh old school. Dates from the days when admins were more meant to be
> enforcers of what the community decided (and the community
> understanding the potential for abuse of power decided to limited what
> admins could do to a fairly narrow set of conditions) rather than
> doing whatever their "common sense" told them to do.
> > Quite apart from the distinct echoes of Monty Python [1], who are
> > you going to block in a preventative manner other than some clown who
> has
> > been acting the goat, and how is that not punitive?
> >
> > There seems to be a gang of people willing to jump into a thread on
> > cudgelling any admin who makes themself available, and I don't like it.
> There appear to be a bunch of admins who have forgotten where power in
> the project is meant to come from and I don't like that.
> --
> geni
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