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活動しているページが不適切な編集により保護されたら不適切な編集を保護するsysopに知らせることが必須のこととなる。不適切な編集で残るページのつまらない結果を指摘すべきで、直ちに正しい編集に差し戻すことを主張すべきである。拒否したら、sysop権限を行使するよう要請される。ごくわずかでも問題のある利用者ページに乗せなければならない。加えて訴えはen:Wikipedia:Protection policyに関するページの状態、記事の会話ページ、保護するsysopの会話ページ、en:Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidentsについて行わなければならない。Sysopにメールを送ってみることもでき、無作為に送ったsysopが、このつまらない出来事について知りたいと思うかも知れない。ジンボの会話ページに書き込んで保護を依頼するのも良い考えである。もちろんメーリングリストを忘れずに、わずかに利用価値があるように見えるリストにクロスポスティングすることで可能な限り多くの人と交換を齎すであろう。法的な脅迫や弁護士の手紙は、時として賢明であり、FBIや欧州司法裁判所、サクラ・ロタは、読者の訴えを真に興味あるものにするであろう。
You can save time in your complaints by using the following boilerplate messages. All are based on actual examples.
- If you really wanted to be fair as you say, then you should have brought the page to its original state before the dispute and then lock it. The way you did it, it just looks like you took one side and that is not even the article author's side (the guy whose effort was recognized by featuring the related article on WP main page). So I think this lock should be lifted.
- You are not only acting in a gratuitously non-neutral manner over [article]; you are also protecting a version which is not in line with en:Wikipedia:naming conventions (places).
- [User] is a vandal. Please revert to the last edit by [other user].
- By freezing [article] in the form [user] is trying to impose on it, you are effectively taking his side in this dispute. I request that you put the article back the way it was before [user] started messing with it and then protect it.
- I think however it would have been better to have protected it on the version before [user] [list the terrible things the other user did here]. [User]'s highly POV version is now left as the official Wikipedia version, unable to be corrected by anyone.
- I request you to check out both versions and consider releasing the page as not doing so would be tantamount to rewarding [user] and his friends' aggressive editing.
- We both know that it is no coincidence that you protected [user]'s version.
- Obviously, you protected [user]'s version because you are both [Nazis|Communists|Freemasons|Right-wing extremists|Liberal wackjobs|radical Feminists|Zionists|Scientologists|anti-Zionists|anti-American|American]—deny it all you want.
- Why did you protect [article] on a version vandalized by [User]? This constitutes blatant vandalism. It should be treated as such, not as an edit war.
- You've agreed with that user before on [different article]. You're biased. Your protection is a violation of Wikipedia policy.
- This page is protected in an effort to maintain the bad reporting and to extend bias and propaganda. I doubt anything discussed here will result in any major improvements to this rag of an article because the administrator(s) are hopelessly POV. They impose martial law because they are unwilling to admit that their position is weak. We can argue about the situation forever, but there is no doubt in my mind that unless you agree with the major contributors of this rag you will never get appeasement.
- I accuse you of being biased and having deliberately protected THE WRONG PAGE.
- The fact that the article has been frozen in its current unencyclopedic and POV state is emblematic of the [anti-black|anti-white|anti-blue-with-purple-stripes|etc] bias of this website when it comes to such matters. I have not used this term on this page before, but I will use it now. Wikipedia is racist to the core. This is a perfect object lesson in how its systemic bias works. When obstructionist elements cannot refute objective information, they work to label it, mischaracterize it, smear it. This is unmitigated bull -- and emblematic of the racist dysfunctionality of this website.
- It is impossible to attempt to reach consensus on the right version while the wrong version is protected. The very credibility of Wikipedia is at stake, if the newspapers learn that Wikipedia has published the wrong version, and the page must therefore be corrected immediately, if not sooner.
- I'm asking for this addition but continued protection because those who believe it not to be a valid source would likely remove it. Of course if you (the reviewer) feel it should not be added I can accept that but would simply ask for an explanation why the confusion of some should keep a valid source out?
I'd like to add some additional recommendations for people who'd like to appeal such cases directly to me (Jimbo).
First, it's very important that you write me a minimum of six pages of text explaining and defending the version that you prefer. The more tedious details, the better. I'm specifically keenly interested in the names of obscure rivers in
Germany PolandPrussia. Also, be sure to write to me about the shape of Bigfoot's head. I really am the person to make a decision about that.
Second, everyone knows that I make it a routine practice to force articles to read exactly the way that you like. I also ban longtime users and sysops whenever I feel like, just based on the say-so of people just like you. So be sure to ask for that.
Third, better yet, don't ask for it, demand it. Threaten to leave if I don't comply within 24 hours. That always works.
Fourth, if you happen to know that I'm personally politically sympathetic to your point of view, feel free to call your opponents names. For example, since I'm generally sympathetic to Israel, feel free to call anyone who has written anything critical of Israel a "Nazi." I'll get so excited that I'll probably ban them. Heck, I might even write new code in the software to only let you and people you approve edit the pages!
And finally, if for some insane reason I don't act on your wise proposals, tell everyone that you know that Wikipedia is all a scam to make money. It's a tool of capitalist oppression. It's a liberal playground with no standards. It's based on the principles of communism. It's collectivist. It's individualist. It's useless. It's the most important thing in the world, except for me screwing it up. That'll show old Jimbo who he's messing with!
Jimbo Wales 13:32, 6 Feb 2004 (UTC)
Invoking the Cabal
The single most effective way to override this sort of atrocious sysop abuse of power is to go straight to head of the serpent. The Cabal is the well known source of power and influence through out all wikidom, and it is regularly acknowledged that their favor can be bought to help resolve these issues. There are a number of ways to win over the assistance of the Dark Lords of Wiki:
- The most popular is to threaten to expose them and make outrageous claims about who their members include. Jimbo is the most obvious and most common choice. By declaring on as many talk pages as possible (in CAPS) that Jimbo Wales is a member of The Cabal and is only interested in perpetuating its power over the entire web (and eventually the Real World, too), you're sure to scare up some support from The Cabal, just to shut you up and avoid further scandal. Think of it as hush money.
- A more obscure but highly underrated method is to pretend to be a part of The Cabal. By threatening to use your power and authority to de-sysop the offending sysops, or to ban other users, you may very well confuse the simple minded Cabalites into believing that you really are one of them, and therefore deserve their support.
- Remember, The Cabal is a Satanic group of pinko-commie Nazis, so various forms of black magic incantations and mystic symbols can help summon the necessary power to control them.
- Also remember that the power of The Cabal lies in its minions. That's you. The fewer minions they have, the less power they have, so always threaten to leave Wikipedia if your demands are not met. Rest assured, you will be sorely missed.
- In more extreme cases, you can represent an even bigger threat to their power by threatening not just to leave, but to take others with you and form a counter-power! You can download the MediaWiki software, and even the Wikipedia database of articles, so you can set up your own way better site and leech away all the editors that formerly supported the Cabal, and together form a new community dedicated to fighting the good fight; where no all-powerful Cabal can use martial law to make their will felt; where you and you alone have final say in everything that happens.
- Do be sure to make as many complaints as you can about rouge admin abuse. Rouge admins are a curse on Wikipedia and must all be stripped of admin privileges immediately.