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

Fred Bauder fredbaud at waterwiki.info
Fri Jul 13 16:10:59 UTC 2007

>-----Original Message-----
>From: David Gerard [mailto:dgerard at gmail.com]
>Sent: Friday, July 13, 2007 09:45 AM
>To: 'English Wikipedia'
>Subject: Re: [WikiEN-l] Fred Bauder"clarifies"on attack site link policy
>On 13/07/07, Guy Chapman aka JzG <guy.chapman at spamcop.net> wrote:
>> There are so many reasons that links to WR are utterly inappropriate
>> that it is a constant source of mystery to me why we are still having
>> a debate about them.
>I'm still concerned that a policy of banning entire sites that haven't
>been specifically named as unacceptable (a) has in practice led to
>blithering idiocies being perpetrated, in the best of faith, despite
>all warnings that these were the obvious consequence of encouraging
>people to delink entire sites willy-nilly (b) that I haven't heard a
>peep from the people telling me not to mention (a) of why this isn't
>going to continue to be a problem in future.
>- d.

Both links to attack pages and inappropriate bans of "attack sites" will continue to be a problem.


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