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Wikipedia is not an asylum

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(English) This is an essay. It expresses the opinions and ideas of some Wikimedians but may not have wide support. This is not policy on Meta, but it may be a policy or guideline on other Wikimedia projects. Feel free to update this page as needed, or use the discussion page to propose major changes.

Wikipedia is not an asylum. Jimbo Wales' words on 2004-02-26:

To answer something Erik said earlier -- I have no plans at all to be running an asylum. This is a serious encyclopedia project. We *do* have to make our changes conservatively and slowly, so as to make sure that we preserve our open spirit to the maximal degree possible.

But some people are just not suitable for editing here, and that's just a simple brute fact.

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