I can testify that because of similar policies on another project I had to
give bacj the "privilege" to do good when I saw mayhem.. lost these admin
buttons. As a consequence I lost interest, now I do not bother to have that
wiki start by default. This was a project where I have over 20.000 edits.
The issue is that having the buttons is a matter of trusting that you can do
good with these "buttons", it is not about recognition that you are so
important or good. In my opinion it is a variation of "assume good faith";
an admin has proven that he can be relied upon to be responsible having
these buttons being inactive does not change his personality or the
likelihood that he is going to behave erratically.
NB there is no upper limit to the number of admins you can have. When
someone is deserving of being an admin, make him an admin !!
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 10:19:08 +0200
From: "Fredrik Josefsson"
Do you have any evidence that it will lose good people? If an admin
has hardly used his tools in 5 months I find it likely that he doesn't
bother much. It is then better to promote new admins who actually want
to do something for real and not just hypothetically in some future.
However, I find it unfortunate that the quick regain of adminship
within 24 hours didn't go through. I think the arguments against the
de-adminship policy would have been significantly less then. In the
event that someone wants to re-connect, they would then only have to
wait 24 hours, which should be acceptable, no?