As I have access to moderator tools, I have tried today, as I do for several years now, to access the "review" section of the moderator tools to which I have access because of my reputation.
To my surprise I was greeted by this unfriendly message :
Do not approve any tag wiki edits that are cut-and-pastes from other websites and pages
Come back in 3 days to continue reviewing.
My memory kicked up some proposed tag edits that I OK'ed yesterday, which are probably at the root of the problem. These tag propositions looked rather banal, I must say.
My questions are :
- What exactly does the message mean?
- If copying was the problem, how could I have known that the text was copied from elsewhere? Especially if the contents looked correct.
- Unfortunately, very many wiki tags contain text cut-and-pasted from Wikipedia.
Should they all be deleted and their authors banned?
- Why should I continue to render service to the community by reviewing proposed edits by low-rep users, if this can get me banned for reasons over which I have no control and according to forum-rules that were not published ?
Even after an exchange with @random, I admit that I still don't understand the rules about wiki tags. The rules seem rather capricious and depend on the private viewpoint of the moderator, which is in addition stated nowhere and might not be shared by everybody.
My advise to any reviewer reading this post is to avoid reviewing wiki tags. Why take chances?