[Wikimedia-l] Request for comment on global bans policy

Nathan nawrich at gmail.com
Thu Jul 5 22:57:12 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 6:53 PM, Steven Walling <steven.walling at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 3:50 PM, Nathan <nawrich at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Right now, the RfC is trending towards dispensing with the current global
> > ban policy. A large portion of that sentiment is from people opposed to
> > global bans in general. Of course the option "we don't want global bans"
> > wasn't included; if it had been, I suspect that's where most of the
> support
> > would be.
> >
> If you think it should be added normally I would say we should just do it,
> the only complication in this case being the translated versions would
> become outdated. On the other hand, no one that's not fluent in English has
> posted yet, so maybe that's not a disaster. In any case, I'm open to
> restructuring it.
> Regards,
> Steven

I thought about that but beyond the language issue, the RfC has also been
open for awhile and had significant participation. Since the trend is to
reject the policy as written anyway, that makes it unenforceable until a
new RfC is held that demonstrates consensus for a revised policy. Makes a
"no global bans" option somewhat moot, although it would have been cleaner
to include it from the beginning.


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