[WikiEN-l] Self-sensorship, how far should it go?

Fred Bauder fredbaud at waterwiki.info
Sun Jul 29 17:16:56 UTC 2007

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Steve Summit [mailto:scs at eskimo.com]
>Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2007 10:20 AM
>To: wikien-l at lists.wikimedia.org
>Subject: Re: [WikiEN-l] Self-sensorship, how far should it go?
>Fred Bauder wrote:
>> But is there anything to it? Or is it just nasty gossip?
>> If you want to gossip, join the Navy.
>There's a fine line to be trodden here. Certainly, we don't
>want or need to dignify wild rumors with any attention at all.
>But once a story "has legs" (and whether it deserves them or not),
>too-strenuous attempts to deny it only fuel the speculations that
>there *is* a cabal and a cover-up -- and those speculations can
>end up driving more long-term damage than the original, spurious
>accusation would have.
>A single, simple statement on Slim's user or talk page, saying
>that the rumor is false, would be much better than all this
>rampant reverting by ElinorD, Jayjg, and Crum375. (And there may
>have been other reverters, sorry if I left you out, but evidently
>this issue has become so "serious" that [[User talk:SlimVirgin]]
>has had a bunch of its history deleted.)

I haven't done anything. I don't know how to handle it, but since it is no more than scuttlebutt what is there to discuss? The campaign against SlimVirgin has been going on for a couple of years. Every once in a while they find an acorn, but never anything substantial. ~~~~

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