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

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 11:10:08 UTC 2007

On 10/07/07, James Farrar <james.farrar at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.

And it seems to be being forgotten by the proponents of banning entire sites:

The problem is not linking to the odious trolls of Wikipedia Review.
The problem is when admins arbitrarily decide a site is an "attack
site" and remove all links to it, sensible or not. This has, let me
remind you, (a) already happened (b) not been sensibly defended by
anyone involved or supporting site bans and (c) there's been no
reassurance whatsoever it can't happen again, which is why I have to
keep bringing it up.

- d.

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