QUOTE(thekohser @ Mon 18th July 2011, 5:47pm)
QUOTE(Abd @ Mon 18th July 2011, 3:56pm)
Well, if, at that point, Greg was blocked or banned, JzG was technically correct, and maybe even substantially correct.
I was expressly not blocked or banned at that time, Abd.
19:53, 23 March 2007
Jimbo Wales (talk | contribs) unblocked "Wikipedia Review (talk | contribs)" (he asked nicely, i think the issue is completed)
Abd, you're not deliberately trying to wind me up, are you?
Of course not. I should have been suspicious. JzG getting something right? Quick, check the sky, it might be falling!
I wrote "if," eh?
He asked nicely, eh? What were you thinking?
Seriously, Greg, they really screwed up. Paid editing should have been encouraged, not banned. The key would be encouraging disclosure, that's all. So a "paid editor" really becomes a kind of advisor/advocate for some article position. Openly so. Instead, Wikipedia tried to pretend that the community was "neutral." And anybody who wasn't neutral was to be banned.
How did that work?