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

Fred Bauder fredbaud at waterwiki.info
Sat Jul 14 20:01:39 UTC 2007

>-----Original Message-----
>From: David Gerard [mailto:dgerard at gmail.com]
>Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2007 01:57 PM
>To: 'English Wikipedia'
>Subject: Re: [WikiEN-l] FredBauder"clarifies"onattackkkkk site link policy
>On 14/07/07, Guy Chapman aka JzG <guy.chapman at spamcop.net> wrote:
>> On Sat, 14 Jul 2007 20:48:31 +0100, "David Gerard" <dgerard at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >I mean SlimVirgin asked Gracenotes if he supported the policy, he
>> >said "case by case is best" and she went to town on the RFA. This has
>> >been discussed at length on this list already. I'm sure I recall you
>> >participating in the thread at the time.
>> SV has been the target of egregious harassment from WR, so it's not a
>> surprise, but we should have reined her in.
>That's easy to say now, but the problem is not advocacy for WR links -
>the problem is that no-one is in fact reining in those admins going
>stupidly overboard in advocating full site bans. The problematic
>behaviour keeps happening over and over again, and when called on it
>we see (as we have on this list) that they become abusive to anyone
>questioning their behaviour, let alone expecting them to acknowledge
>that it could conceivably be problematic in any way whatsoever.
>They are arguably being more disruptive and damaging to the community
>than the damage from the attack site links itself is.
>- d.

Arguably, but we didn't get to see the dynamics resulting from easy acceptance of links to attack sites.


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