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This is the talk page for discussing maintenance of the Guideline about User pages.

"e.g. pro-pedophilia advocacy"[edit]

Hey, umm ... do we really want to list this as an example of something that might bring the project into disrepute and so is unacceptable? Aren't there less extreme examples? A certain user's user page was deleted and the user blocked a few months back for them having coded Nazi dog-whistles on their user page, and listing that kind of thing seems like a less ... problematic example, since the existence of Nazi trolls on the internet is widely understood and it would therefore be assumed that such might appear on someone's user page and be unacceptable for such.

From a practical standpoint also, I can't imagine there are more pedophilia advocates than there are racists, so listing the (surely?) more common example would be better, no?

Hijiri 88 (やや) 13:06, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

Well, as seen in the WP:UP#NOT section, when it comes to pedophilia and child sexual abuse, we have a policy about it: WP:Child protection. So it seems that editors felt this should be mentioned. Years ago, we actually did have a serious pro-pedophilia and pro-child sexual advocacy problem at this site, which is why the WP:Child protection policy was created. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 13:36, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
Huh. Somehow I missed that it linked to that policy. I assumed it linked to something in the mainspace. I suddenly feel very queezy. I'm just gonna forget that I ever brought this up. I understand that protecting real children from real creepers is more important than removing fascist propaganda that can be dealt with on a case by case basis. It very much weirds me out that we have to have a policy like that. I'm gonna go take a shower. Hijiri 88 (やや) 14:02, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 7 February 2017[edit]


Despite all my reading about the techniques and tools for uploading to Wikipedia, I may have botched the formatting. Constructive help would be greatly appreciated.

Not done: this is the talk page for discussing improvements to the page Wikipedia:User pages. Please make your request at the talk page for the article concerned. JTP (talkcontribs) 17:20, 7 February 2017 (UTC)