Requests for comment/Global policy against vanishing while still condemning anyone

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I would like to propose amending the right to vanish to globally ban vanishing while still condemning anyone else, whether other wiki users or not. Jimbo Wales already said om 2006 that "libelling people on userpages is a bad idea, and in fact, using userpages to attack people or campaign for or against anything or anyone is a bad idea." Thus those vowing on their userpages to "vanish" while still condemning or criticizing anyone else are too dishonest by putting condemned or criticized users in major disadvantages defending themselves.

Here is my proposed global policy:

  1. To condemn or criticize anyone else requires reasonable efforts to solve the issue rather than to vanish.
  2. Only those who absolutely do not return may vanish. Thus vanishing users cannot use the userpages to condemn nor criticize anyone else for any reasons.
  3. Otherwise, it is a false vanishing by deliberately intending to indefinitely disrupt wikis, which shall constitute aggravating libel in violation of wmf:Terms of Use/en#4. Refraining from Certain Activities, by putting condemned or criticized users in major disadvantages defending themselves.
  4. Immediate and temporary injunctions: Any users have the right to tag the userpages with false vanishing for speedy deletion, and any administrators have the right to directly delete or hide inappropriate contents, without regard to the conflict of interest.
  5. This kind of speedy deletion shall also apply to the userpages vowing to vanish but already condemning or criticizing users for any reasons before effectuating this plan, since the false vanishing has been consecutive and continuous.

Best wish to maintain more orderly wikis.--Jusjih (talk) 04:09, 1 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Support with exception: if the process takes more than a set time period (e.g. six months) than it could be skipped. – Ilovemydoodle (talk) 18:52, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Does anyone want a template for this proposal?--Jusjih (talk) 23:23, 20 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This is the translation from w:zh:Template:假隱退:
This userpage self-describes vanishing, but it still publicly criticizes and condemns anyone and anything else on wiki, without trying to resolve it. Thus it may be suspected of fake vanishing, making the criticized and condemned parties in a clearly unfair disadvantage trying to answer and defend themselves. The public interest would not be improved, so the wmf:Terms_of_Use/en#4._Refraining_from_Certain_Activities banning harassing and abusing others may be violated. Thus this page is temporarily hidden and may be requested for oversight.
To the involved user: Please explain why vanish and still publicly criticize and condemn anyone and anything else on wiki. Not explaining may be suspected of the policy against libel and the guideline on what cannot be out in the userpage.--Jusjih (talk) 22:08, 12 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
With no reply here, I am asking at Stewards/Elections_2021/Questions#To oversight false vanishing, answered by one candidate.--Jusjih (talk) 03:40, 17 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
c:Commons:Universal Code of Conduct consultation#Policy against vanishing while still condemning anyone got a reply.--Jusjih (talk) 22:16, 15 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
False vanishing might violate Universal Code of Conduct#3.1_–_Harassment.--Jusjih (talk) 18:50, 6 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]