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

Ryan Delaney ryan.delaney at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 17:07:30 UTC 2009

On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 10:26 PM, Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 8:35 AM, Ryan Delaney <ryan.delaney at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > to the end. Rather than saying "I am invoking IAR and I did this because
> X",
> > just say "I did this because X."
> Disagree. The response to "I did this because X" is, "But there's rule
> Y, which you should have followed." Explicitly evoking IAR makes it
> clear that you know about Y, and have a reason for ignoring it.

It would be context-dependent, but it would not be an response to say "You
should have followed rule Y" without a reason to follow the rule. The fact
that the policy implies that it is a rule is not in itself any reason to
follow it.

- causa sui

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