[WikiEN-l] Can sweet reason still work on en:wp? Occasionally.

Charles Matthews charles.r.matthews at ntlworld.com
Tue Oct 20 20:24:30 UTC 2009

Thomas Dalton wrote:
> 2009/10/20 Ryan Delaney <ryan.delaney at gmail.com>:
>> I like this. Ideally IAR should never be "invoked", as its not a rule; IAR
>> should be assumed. That said, I agree with the call and want to give props
>> for the detailed explanation, which should help smooth things over.
> I disagree. Following rules should be the default. We should only
> ignore them if we have a good reason to do so. Otherwise, there is no
> point having rules at all.
I'm happy with that. As long as we agree that all rules should have a 
point, also. If a rule is arbitrary, it needs a specially good point 
(example, which side of the road to drive on).


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