Wikisource:News/2006-03-20/Blocking policy becomes official

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Blocking policy becomes official
by Pathoschild, 20 March 2006

Part of the continuing development of Wikisource's infrastructure and documentation, a new blocking was adopted following a discussion at the scriptorium. The policy is closely modelled on its Wikipedian counterpart, expanded to include general definitions of policy violations and abuse of editing priviledges.

The policy primarily expounds on the justifications for blocking users. It briefly covers a technical explanation and the idea of administrator's discretion. The policy also documents the effects of being blocked, help on the block feature, and guidelines about conflict of interest. Efforts were made in drafting the proposal to address concerns raised about the Wikipedia policy. Other editors have expressed support for the policy, and it is expected to pass after discussion and tweaking.

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