[Wikimedia-l] Protecting the Encylopedia vs Destroying a human

billinghurst billinghurst at gmail.com
Wed May 29 23:44:16 UTC 2013

[I am purposefully leaving out the previous content.]

There are times and spaces where the most honourable of people fail to get
along, and while it is unfortunate and/or as inconvenient as it may be, it
is what it is.  There are some communities where people are unable to or
fail to identify boundaries, and/or fail to be able act within the
boundaries expected by a community. That is not to judge either set of
parties, it is just about incompatibilities, and separation is a
well-founded means of risk management, especially from a little corner of
the world that is wiki-editing. Sometimes with separation, and growth and
development of the community and the individual, there is the ability for a
future reconciliation.  Being right is not necessarily helpful, and vice

Mailing to such public forum as you did may help you to understand
something, however, I am not sure that it is particularly helpful. It is
clear that you don't have an understanding of the matter in its history or
its context, and rather than learning by the old-fashioned means of
trawling through the data, and reflection, jumping up in the centre of a
publicly archived, and widely distributed forum shows a level of naivety,
and simplicity in the approach. There are simply some acts that should not
be undertaken while standing up in front of a group of people.

... or there is the old saying of "let sleeping dogs, lie"

Regards, Billinghurst

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