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    Proposal: Add a paragraph to the Academic Freedom section

    Robkelk (talkcontribs)

    Since this is a core Policy page for the wiki, I'm not about to make changes to it without consensus. For reasons that are being discussed on @Looney Toons's forum, I propose adding the following paragraph to the Academic Freedom section:

    Rights come with responsibilities connected to them, and the right to Academic Freedom is no exception. The responsibility connected with Academic Freedom is to take ownership of one's statements and accept the consequences for making them. On this wiki, this means that anonymous editing is a privilege, not a right; if it becomes necessary, we can require people to create accounts to edit here.

    @Labster @GethN7 @QuestionableSanity @Derivative @SelfCloak

    Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

    Seconded, both here and on my forums.

    GethN7 (talkcontribs)

    Please do this.

    Robkelk (talkcontribs)
    Derivative (talkcontribs)

    Surprised it wasn't already there.

    HeneryVII (talkcontribs)

    Sounds good to me.

    Kuma (talkcontribs)

    It makes sense to me and that making an account to edit pages sounds like a good idea to me.

    Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

    Realize, Kuma, that we're not proposing that we require accounts for editors from now on. We're proposing adding a notice to wiki policy that says we reserve the right to do so if circumstances make it clear it's needed.

    As a historical note, we started out requiring an account to edit, in part because we suspected/expected that the more trollish users from TV Tropes would try to sabotage and vandalize us from day one. After a few months, though, we opened the wiki up to anonymous edits and haven't looked back.

    Robkelk (talkcontribs)

    I suspect leaving this open any longer wouldn't matter, since we have a 100% positive reaction to the proposal. I'm adding the paragraph now.

    STFilmmaker (talkcontribs)

    I apologize for the late response. Holidays and what not. First, I want to thank you for including me in this. Much appreciated. Second, I do agree with this. As someone who started out as an anonymous editor to many wikis before creating an account of my own on some, I can understand that many anonymous editors, with the exception of those trolls that mess things up for kicks; often prefer to get to the meat of thing and often not all are comfortable having to sign up for something even if it's free. But often if they feel confident enough in their abilities to edit be it properly or at the very least presentable, they often gravitate toward the club. So giving them something that would help them with that could actually increase interest in the site as a whole. Whatever rules you need to make to keep it clean I will back every step of the way.

    I have indefinitely protected this page

    Robkelk (talkcontribs)

    Since this is one of our core Policy pages, the page should not be changed without consensus. I have thus protected the page so that only administrators can edit, move, or delete it.

    Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

    We do need to get those redlinks written, though.

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