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:: I'm going to {{tlc|talkback}} {{u|Delta493}} on this talk topic. I hope {|||s}he won't mind, but as one of the people who had one of these messages left on their talk page, I'd like to hear their opinion on removing them. -- [[User:Djonni|Djonni]] ([[User talk:Djonni|talk]]) 21:37, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
 
:: I'm going to {{tlc|talkback}} {{u|Delta493}} on this talk topic. I hope {|||s}he won't mind, but as one of the people who had one of these messages left on their talk page, I'd like to hear their opinion on removing them. -- [[User:Djonni|Djonni]] ([[User talk:Djonni|talk]]) 21:37, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
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::: Thanks for including me! I was going to leave mine up because ultimately, it happened, and taking it down won't change that. It's a bit like an old scar. I won't be offended if you take it down, but I don't want people to forget that this sort of thing did used to happen. Making a commitment to prevent something from happening again inherently requires one to remember that it happened the first time.
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::: That said, leaving the warnings up may not be the best way to go about doing that. I think a middle ground is possible here. For example, the warnings could be ''replaced'' with a message promising that things have changed, thanking them for the contributions they did make, and saying that they're welcome to come back whenever they want. {{u|Djonni}}'s message was very respectful and made me feel better about the wiki as a public, collaborative space. I personally would be in favor of making an exception to Rules#2 for this purpose.

Revision as of 20:47, 18 November 2019

Proposal to remove old warnings

Hi folks.

We have recently been reminded that in times past, this template was used to leave messages that many users found to be discouraging and far too harshly worded.

This template is currently transcluded on 78 talk pages (74 of those are user talk pages), the most recent of which was left in 2012. I would like to go through and remove those old warnings, but I don't really think I should make that decision without consulting people.

I'm also not sure if the messages should simply be removed, or if a short message should be left with an explanation. Opinions? -- Djonni (talk) 16:56, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

Those message could probably be removed (since they are kinda agressive and not representative of GodWiki current mindset), but wouldn't that be against Rules#2? Even though, I guess the concerned people aren't there anymore and that wouldn't cause drama in theory... --WardPhoenix (talk) 14:00, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
Mmm, I wonder if this is a reasonable way of breaking Rule 2, if we agree that it's a good thing to do. But you're right, I would feel like removing another person's talk comments would usually be unacceptable.
I'm going to {{talkback}} Delta493 on this talk topic. I hope {|||s}he won't mind, but as one of the people who had one of these messages left on their talk page, I'd like to hear their opinion on removing them. -- Djonni (talk) 21:37, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for including me! I was going to leave mine up because ultimately, it happened, and taking it down won't change that. It's a bit like an old scar. I won't be offended if you take it down, but I don't want people to forget that this sort of thing did used to happen. Making a commitment to prevent something from happening again inherently requires one to remember that it happened the first time.
That said, leaving the warnings up may not be the best way to go about doing that. I think a middle ground is possible here. For example, the warnings could be replaced with a message promising that things have changed, thanking them for the contributions they did make, and saying that they're welcome to come back whenever they want. Djonni's message was very respectful and made me feel better about the wiki as a public, collaborative space. I personally would be in favor of making an exception to Rules#2 for this purpose.