Debate:Should all access to Conservapedia be banned on Sundays?
My understanding of Biblical teaching is that the Sabbath should be kept as a day of rest and prayer, free from work. Surely this precludes even the Godly work being carried on by the editors and administrators of Conservapedia. I suggest that access to Conservapedia be barred on Sundays, and that this bar should take account of changing time zones - ie it should begin when the first part of the world enters Sunday (Western Pacific, Fiji etc) and ends only when the latest part of the world enters Monday (Eastern Pacific, Hawaii, etc).
- I don't think the wiki software on which this website is based is even capable of doing something like that short of locking every single page every Sunday which would defeat the whole purpose of your idea since it would be a whole lot of work. Not to mention the idea that Sunday is the Sabbath Day is a matter of some debate. Sulgran 05:29, 18 April 2007 (EDT)
If that is so, then maybe the front page could ask people not to edit or use Conservapedia on a Sunday. Or administrators could set a lead and example by not working on Sundays.
- The problem with that is if the administrators don't work on Sunday than it would essentially be a free for all day for vandals. Sulgran 05:36, 18 April 2007 (EDT)
How do you mean vandals? This is an encyclopedia. (And how do you get your 'signature' on the end of each posting, please?)
- Which version of the Sabbath should be kept though? Many sects believe it to be a Saturday rather than a Sunday. Making everybody stop on Sundays, would be good as it would force the semi-believers to do the Right Thing; I suspect they might complain about it though. (Signature: The swirly thing in the buttons, tenth button from the left.) --Jeremiah4-22 06:15, 18 April 2007 (EDT)
To make a signature use this ~~~~. From Wikipedia:
Vandalism is any addition, removal, or change of content made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of Wikipedia.
The most common types of vandalism include the addition of obscenities to pages, page blanking, or the insertion of bad (or good) jokes or other nonsense. Fortunately, these types of vandalism are usually easy to spot.
Thank you. John11:35 09:48, 18 April 2007 (EDT)
There should be an edit rule (suggested but not enforced - a guideline), that after six days of frantically creating, improving and discussing articles, and contributing to these magnificent debate topics, an editor should take a day of rest and go outside. Sysops and admins could work out a rotating schedule so they don't all accidentally rest on the same day. Human 22:07, 22 April 2007 (EDT)