[WikiEN-l] A call for moderation

Raphael Wegmann raphael at psi.co.at
Wed Feb 20 03:31:09 UTC 2008

George Herbert schrieb:
> On Feb 19, 2008 6:15 PM, Raphael Wegmann <raphael at psi.co.at> wrote:
>> Wily D schrieb:
>>> WP:PROT says
>>> Indefinite semi-protection may be used for:
>>>     * Pages subject to heavy and persistent vandalism, such as the
>>> George W. Bush article.
>>>     * Biographies subject to persistent violation of the biographies
>>> of living persons or neutral point of view policies.
>>>      or two other irrevelant reasons.  The page is subject to indef
>>> semi-protection because of persistant vandalism (which is gets by the
>>> bucketload) and as a response to regular bouts of edit warring (and
>>> not only over images, but all hosts of other things to), and this is
>>> also specifically allowed by WP:PROT for an article with an active
>>> edit war.  Protecting pages is far better than handing out stacks of
>>> 3RR blocks, but it's also far less inflammatory.  This is really the
>>> primary concern.  Rather than blocking trolls, just removing trolling
>>> keeps things more civil.
>> First of all [[Muhammad]] is not semi-protected, it is full-protected.
>> Secondly the protection is a violation of [[WP:PROT]] which states,
>> that "Administrators should not protect or unprotect a page for [edit
>> warring] if they are in any way involved in the dispute.".
> I would be happy, as an heretofore uninvolved admin, to go redo the
> protection so it's done by an admin who hasn't been involved.
> That would be a symbolic moot point, so it's probably not worth bothering
> with, but if you insist on the technicality I will do so at the next
> opportunity.

No, I don't insist on the technicality, but I'd be happy if you'd
state your reasoning.


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