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

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 21:59:56 UTC 2009

2009/10/20 Ryan Delaney <ryan.delaney at gmail.com>:
> Do you think a reason X that persuaded you that A was the right thing to do
> despite rule R that seems to forbid A would cause you to believe that the
> rules didn't apply, or would you need to be specifically reminded of that
> fact every time?

I would like the person ignoring the rules to make it clear they are
aware of the rules and that it is a concious decision to ignore them
because it is the right thing to do and no just someone not
understanding why we usually do it another way. (Of course, that is
for the "rules getting in the way" reason for invoking IAR, not the
"policy pages are too long to read so I'll just do what seems right"
reasons - admins should only be using the former reason, we expect
them to already be familiar with policy.)

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