User talk:Lynton

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Sign-Up and Speak-Up Policy

Our Sign-Up and Speak-Up Policy is Explained here on the Community portal page. Please share your thoughts there or on the talk page.

We get a regular input of new spam / SEO accounts from a persistent spammer. Our policy is to not allow spammers to create zombie accounts. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 05:55, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

P.S. – I looked around on the other high-ranking wikis on ShoutWiki. They do not seem to have any blocked users. That means, they are either not targeted by spammers or infested with spam. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 06:30, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi, Lynton! (copied from my talk page) As Petri says, it's a policy we have, explained there (here). For my part, I'm the softie who was slow to block people at first. In fact I'm still vague what the problem with zombie accounts is, and at least as open as anyone to a change. And, in fact, as soon as I helped set that policy (I coined sign up and speak up!), it became less useful as real contributing members started showing up (but often still not speaking up right away) - I blocked one on accident (Claycali, see above) but we un-blocked him and I coaxed him back. So, we're enforcing loosely, giving benefits of the doubt and time. I certainly am keen not to chase away contributors of any sort, but we have the policy for some good reason. And I will now double-check that PavewayIV feels welcome as I hope, but with the warning in place until the three of us core folks agree to change it. Fair enough I hope? --Caustic Logic (talk) 07:40, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

See reply. --CE (talk) 10:32, 29 October 2013 (UTC)