Forum:Why Policy and Rules aren't just words

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Looking at the discussion of whether or not policy and rules will do anything to prevent people from screwing up uncyclopedia, there seems to be some confusion as to why such a thing is worthwhile. Sure such policies are likely to be ignored by new users and people in general but that's not why I want them. I want policies and guidelines so that when I block someone for being a fuck or revert a page that's been editted stupid and someone comes to me and complains, I can point them at the rule and be done. I am sick and tired of having to explain why an action was taken over and over again and I don't much like having to reinterpret past precedent all the time. I want them to helpe me guide and justify my actions. --Sir gwax (talk) Signuke 19:36, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

Mmm. If we keep the block times list to an "admin guideline", it's both in words and within the admin's judgement. Think of the two rules as the constitution and mission statement, everything else works within them. Does that sound workable? - David Gerard 08:54, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
Agree One of my little rants below was that once you make hard&fast rules, you're bound by them, or users complain. "Suggested Ban Times" are much more my style, as it allows for flexiability and prevents rules-lawyering. I agree that we've had some anomalities with our bans lately, which was what spurned the creation of the Uncyclopedia:Ban Policy page. If we at least have suggestions, I think it might cut down on extremely off-the-wall bans, as admins might at least feel a little twinge if they go far outside the "Suggested Ban Times" without real good reasons. Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 00:03, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
Partially Disagree I am a dirty pinko commie liberal. I don't really like policies, and they tend to go in only when absolutely necessary. I think that it's more open ended when I don't specify and quote as per XX:YY. However... I think it's not unreasonable to have policy around, now that the thing is ungodly large. If you wish to add to current policy, I think it's not unreasonable.--Chronarion 18:58, 5 April 2006 (UTC)
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