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Uuuhm, banning people who upload pictures with generic names is just really dumb/too much work/it would remove valuable people from the wiki. You should make a big banner flashing when they try to upload a picture with a geneirc name. If you start banning people for uploading like that, I'll be the first volunteer to be banned. I uploaded 3 images with generick names. Arnout aka The Emperors Angel 17:25, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Shame on you! Seriously, it's in red flashy letters on top of the update image page, although making it bigger might be helpfull to prevent people from reading over it/not spending attention to the text above the actual upload stuff. But you forget they get a warning first. Maybe suften up a bit too: first a warning and if that doesn't work, the next 3 things are a ban, making the total 4 things before the first ban. ofcourse, if they have already been banned before for that reason, no more warning imo.--TalkpageEl_Nazgir 17:31, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
On closer look, it was only 1 image, the other 2 where named. And banning for something that is so easy to forget is just (dunno how to put this nice) plain retarded. Arnout aka The Emperors Angel 17:33, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
It's so easy to forget. I didn't suggest this, this is my personal bar of standards. Mendel proposed this. +1 strike for arnout <3 —MaySig.png Warw/Wick 17:41, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

sigh. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 18:41, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

I proposed this because acting on your personal bar of standards when it's not consensus gets you demoted. We need a discussion on what to do with stupidity anyway because there's no consensus on that either. --◄mendel► 19:58, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
There's a difference between being stupid and being retarded, btw. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 20:01, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
"acting on your personal bar of standards when it's not consensus gets you demoted" <- did you just decided this policy without consensus btw? -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 20:03, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
Banning people without due justification? That's always been something we don't want sysops to do. --◄mendel► 21:31, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
How is this going to prevent 'stupidity'? I can understand the generic image names are annoying.and having to delete them or rename them is gonna take up a bunch of your time. But thats part of being an admin right? doing the 'dirty work'. And those lame notes like FRENZY WURKZ GUD WIF MENDING or lame trivia are easily removed with a revert, which takes about, i dont know, 3 seconds of your precious time? So either I'm not getting the full picture of why this is here, or this is just an attempt to prevent the inevitable. Lยкץ๒๏ץ talk 20:09, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
This has nothing to do with me. Mendel's been wanting to write up this policy for a while afaik. I don't actually mean most of that crap, It's just an attempt to intimidate people into not being retarded. They don't have to know that, though. —MaySig.png Warw/Wick 20:27, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

this proposal is stupid AND retarded[edit source]

I, User:PanSola, with the full rights of any fellow user of the GuildWiki community, declare my disdain and disapproval of this proposal worded in its current form. I can't even think about constructively altering it to make it acceptable. Depending on what behavior you want to exterminate, this proposal is unnecessary or we are breeding elitistism. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 20:21, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Topic'd —MaySig.png Warw/Wick 20:27, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
edit. It was immature of me to declare this proposal as retarded. After some more thought, I have come to the conclusion that this proposal is only stupid, not retarded. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 20:25, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
Pan, have you checked out User:Warwick, User:Warwick/StrikeSystem? I am pretty sure this is a response to that, with an intent to do something productive for the wiki by codifying our "stance against stupidity". (It's been brought up a lot recently.) Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 20:29, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
Having read that doesn't help altering what I think of the proposal. Further discussion would be needed. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 20:32, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
Further discussion is needed. It's been brought to my attention that some editors think stupidity on talkpages is not to be countenanced if this wiki is to keep its reputation (such as it has); my own stance is somewhat diametrally opposite (editors have a right to be stupid on talkpages), so much so that I'm falling out of consensus on the other side. I'm not sure if this is the best way to engage in this debate, but waiting for this issue to explode (again) strikes me as even less productive. I'm keeping back from posting a WoT because I don't know at this time what consensus to suggest. --◄mendel► 21:31, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
I could understand if you banned someone disrupting the wiki by adding exceedingly stupid notes or by making the admins delete 50+ "gw123" images. But I wouldn't cite "stupidity" as the reason for banning, because it would likely create more drama than simply calling it "disruption." Being practical ftw. --Macros 21:46, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Throwing around words like "retarded" doesn't exactly make the wiki seem full of grown-ups. I'm glad PanSola recognised this, but, people, mental disability is not a subject for scorn. Saying someone is acting stupidly is fine. Saying they're "retarded" is offensive (to mentally disabled people).Lurkerabove 22:41, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Stupidity is subjective, it's not something you can codify into a policy. —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 23:01, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Personal attacks are, too, and we've "codified" them. The questions is, what is acceptable to do when you personally subjectively detect stupidity? --◄mendel► 23:19, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
We had to more or less "define" what personal attack is, and even with that, generally it is preferred to have an uninvolved admin to help judge objectively. At this stage, "stupidity" itself is still IMO a not very well-defined concept, and I am likely to object banning based on stupidity when we have well-defined it; partly because I believe most of the offenses quoted so far are not technically simple stupidity. So if we have well-defined stupidity, what Warwick would like to ban right now would probably not be considered actual stupidity, and so you wouldn't actually be able to ban those people via GW:STUPID. Wouldn't that stupid (to create a policy that wouldn't let you ban who you created the policy to ban)? -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 23:50, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
Personal attacks are much less subjective than "stupidity". —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 00:03, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

...[edit source]

this isn't what I supported your candidacy for, warwick.

it's a silly policy. The first pointer is generally a "no-trolling" thing, which admins can ban for at their own discretion.

The second pointer... well, no one should be banned for just uploading an image with a generic name, unless they are doing it purposefully, with disruption in mind - then see trolling above^

the third pointer... lol, just because you're in [rawr] gives you no right to be elitist on the wiki. If people add stupid notes, we quietly revert. If they make a big fuss with personal attacks and troll and shit about it, then we can ban (see trolling above^).

Sadly, the third pointer reminds me of auron's big palmstrike fuss. People are entitled to their opinions and sharing their opinions. We may disagree with those opinions but we must not violate those rights, or insult people because of their bad opinions. This is a wiki - we're trying to build a database and a community together. It's not the game (or qq forums, for that matter).

Anyways, in general, stupidity is a sad thing but it isn't a bannable offense (unless combined with trolling, but that can be dealt with in another light). And plus, I'm sure there are more pressing matters to the wiki at the moment.

Good day.

Nova Neo-NovaSmall.jpg(contribs) 22:29, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Warwick never meant for it to be a policy. I elevated to that because I had already felt before that we'd profit by forming a community opinion on this. Thank you for helping do that. :-) --◄mendel► 22:33, 11 February 2009 (UTC) & 22:33, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Stupid VS Newbie[edit source]

From what I can tell, this policy will ensnare far more newbies than actual offenders. For instance, someone who doesn't fully understand the revert policy may do #1. Honestly, a pleasant clarification in the talk page is enough. It worked for me when I was new to the wiki. Honestly, if I had been banned for some of the ignorant things I did, I would have probably never come back. --Joseph Leito 22:42, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Don't worry, our admins drunkwick is just having a drunk moment with this policy right now. — Nova Neo-NovaSmall.jpg(contribs) 22:47, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
If a person acts in ignorance, then you cannot say he has done wrong. Felix Omni Signature.png 23:14, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
Ignorance of the law is not an excuse (IRL). Here yeah.
To clarify, I don't think anyone actually supports this policy- not even mendel. So fear not, Nova and others. --Shadowcrest 23:30, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
Please don't make this sound like was proposed collectively by admins ~_~" Warwick happened to be an admin. Mendel happened to be an admin. The other people who are admins are not involved. And anyone can propose policies. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 23:39, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
k, fixed — Nova Neo-NovaSmall.jpg(contribs) 20:53, 18 February 2009 (UTC)
Now it's libel. That's worse. --◄mendel► 22:42, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

We should be allowed to ban for people being dumb[edit source]

moved from GuildWiki talk:Policy

Discuss. —MaySig.png Warw/Wick 19:12, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Too hard to quantify "dumb" RandomTime 19:15, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
Admin Discretion? —MaySig.png Warw/Wick 19:18, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
Elitist cabal gogo? --Shadowcrest 19:19, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
Yes, quite. I don't want this to become too much like PvX.--TalkpageEl_Nazgir 19:23, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
"Dumb" is too subjective. On another GW forum I used to moderate, the mods would have a thread dedicated as a "watchlist" for potential bans, discussing why they felt the user should be banned. Said user would be warned, and if behavior continued, then they would be banned. For "dumbness" that was borderline rule breaking/bending, a discussion of a ban of the user would then commence. If the mods agreed that said person needed a ban, then they would be temp-banned. Repeat offenders would eventually be perma-banned. Just my 2 cents. Jink 19:27, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
I want some discussion and at least some guidelines on the page here that state what quality of discourse we are expecting from our users - a bona fide attempt at pinning down something of a consensus minimum standard. I have something in mind, but so far not had the time and collectedness of mind to work on it. If you want a wiki where admins can ban at whim, go to gw2w. --◄mendel► 22:47, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
Admins can ban at whim here too. Also, nothing happens on gw2w and they have no policies yet, so I am hoping you meant gww. But then I am also hoping you didn't because that's libel. :\ Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 00:08, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
I'm still of the mind that discretion and stupidity can't be codified. Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 00:08, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
Nobody wants to codify that. --◄mendel► 03:17, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
Then I've completely missed whatever point you were trying to make. Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 03:40, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
I am fully with Entropy here, Mendel. I believe the majority are, too. -->Suicidal Tendencie Suicidal Tendencie Sig.jpg 15:45, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Moi[edit source]

I R Stoopid -->Suicidal Tendencie Suicidal Tendencie Sig.jpg 15:41, 13 March 2009 (UTC)