And then there were three

As there are now three of us admins on this wiki (welcome JubalHarshaw! :-) ), I feel we should have some central place to discuss any admin-related topics that come up, and provide any necessary internal wiki procedures, if they're needed (right now I like the more informal concensus approach, but as the wiki grows further this might become more difficult).

I'll be chipping away at this section over the next few weeks, but I'd be very interested to hear your thoughts Mcada and JubalHarshaw, as I'm sure to miss some important points which you guys will come up with. Careax 16:34, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Vandals and spammers

One thing which probably does need discussing is our policy towards vandals and spammers. We've only had one so far, but I'm sure that will change over time. I can't remember that user's name or IP. But I think I have him/her a 6-month ban for spamming. We probably need some banning guidelines (e.g. offensive vandalism versus silly vandalism versus spamming), for consistency's sake.

Cheers, Careax 16:34, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Hi Careax, Mcada, thanks for the welcome and for the trust. I'm glad to be a part of the community here.
Ah, vandals. They're everywhere. When will people learn it's much more rewarding to create, rather than destroy. Any fool can destory something.
I definitely agree we should discuss policy towards vandalism and spammers. I'm generally a live-and-let-live kind of guy, but when it comes to spammers, I'm very zero-tolerance. Vandalism is a bit different, many people try it just because they have a hard time with the whole "anyone can edit" concept, testing the boundaries so to speak. Having said that, I don't think we should have a whole lot of tolerance for it - Maybe an initial talk page warning, for a second offense go right to a ban? Maybe not a huge one, but at least a week. For a third offense, well, throw the book at 'em.
We'll need to define "silly" and "offensive" in this context ... as I find most vandalism "offensive" by its very nature. :) JubalHarshaw 19:28, 18 May 2007 (UTC)
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