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

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Fri Jul 13 11:52:09 UTC 2007

On 13/07/07, Guy Chapman aka JzG <guy.chapman at spamcop.net> wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Jul 2007 00:33:13 -0400, "Daniel R. Tobias"
> <dan at tobias.name> wrote:

> >> This site does not have pages, it has threads, every one of which is a
> >> ticking bomb because they can beb added to by any subscriber and the
> >> bar to subscription is apparently low; all you need is a grudge      .

> >And this is different from wikien-l, and its Web archive, how?  You
> >seem to be claiming that open forums are inherently evil.

> If you seriously believe that WR and wikien-l are comparable, then we
> have nothing more to say to each other.  At least not until Jimbo says
> that WR is the right place for philosophical debate about Wikipedia.

No, he was saying that the argument you actually wrote, as quoted
above, was specious, which it is.

You're attempting to justify not linking to WR for reasons that have
nothing to do with the actual reason, that it's a welcoming haven for
obnoxious trolls, nutters and sociopaths. Thus, the reasons you're
using look silly.

- d.

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