[Wikimedia-l] OFFICE actions and WMF image tagging

Steven Walling steven.walling at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 18:14:50 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 10:52 AM, Theo10011 <de10011 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Office actions have historically been used to blank or delete pages, the
> current listed policy on Meta and commons[3][4] make no mention of Global
> bans or blocking a user locally, or even globally. I have not known for
> office actions to extend to users and global bans, the last I know was a
> discussion going on with Steven on Meta about this. This might be its first
> usage. The proposed policy[5] and open RfC[6], have not concluded yet. The
> RfC received comments just today. Is that proposed policy already being
> used on commons?

To answer in a word: no. The proposed global bans policy is not related to
that situation at all, and has not been applied yet. The policy is one
where any banning decision is made in public via a cross-wiki discussion,
and as such is very different than office actions.


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