Wikinews:Dispute resolution/Users Borofkin, Mrmiscellanious, and others/Draft joint statement

A number of contributors have now made statements on the dispute resolution page. I would like to try and bring it all together on this page to try and identify the root cause of all these disputes. Is there anything that connects them? What is it about Mrmiscellanious' participation in this project that causes so many disputes? What would you like to change about the way he edits?

Please be constructive. The disputes currently listed will probably never be resolved to your satisfaction. The best that we can hope for is to reach consensus, including Mrmiscellanious, about our future approach to this issue. I would like to encourage Mrmiscellanious to participate on this page.

If we are unable achieve consensus on a joint statement then I don't think this dispute resolution process will achieve anything, it will just be five separate disputes in a nice easy to read format.

Note that this is a joint statement. Everyone is free to edit any part of it.


The fundamental problemEdit

Aggressive authoritarian edits coupled with a "my way or the highway" attitude. Also, MrM is the personification of the anglo/american centric point of view which we are supposed to be keeping out of our articles. In MrM's defense, I don't think he means to insert his pov into Wikinews. Neutralizer 01:50, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

MrM does not edit collaboratively with other users. He will make changes to an article and when said changes are disputed he fails to discuss them with other editors on this site. MrM also routinely interjects his own POV into articles which makes them no longer neutral. MrM fails to follow policy on the site yet accuses others of doing same. His attitude of telling other users to leave the site is harmful and certainly does not represent the broader community - Cartman02au (Talk)(AU Portal) 21:10, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

MrM is either unwilling or unable to recognize even the most obvious violations of policy when perpetrated by himself. This renders his frequent accusation of policy violations by others hollow, makes it difficult to assume good faith and has hindered previous efforts of dispute resolution. --vonbergm 19:12, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

What he should do differently in the futureEdit

Other dispute participantsEdit

What we should do differently in the futureEdit