From: Jimmy Wales Thursday, December 04, 2003 3:20 PM>
The Cunctator wrote:
From: The Cunctator Thursday, December 04, 2003 3:25 PM
From: Jimmy Wales
Arbitration -- people who are volunteering to get involved in
arbitrating user disputes, with the results of the arbitration
formally binding in the sense that it is at least possible for
arbitration committee to vote to ban someone or take some lesser
action to enforce their decision
Sounds fine to me.
I should amend, of course, except that I'm more than a bit skeeved
by the whole development of institutionalized hierarchies.
And so all the more reason, from my point of view, for me to want you
to be part of the process, to help ensure that it is as unhierarchical
My goal is to make such institutions unnecessary, but history shows us
that once people are given power they're loathe to give it up, even if
their institution is harmful or obsolete.
In other words, this is a step in the wrong direction which is not
likely ever to be reversed.