And to think I was strongly criticized for posting about "High Noon moments"
You'd make a fine administrator, and any process that would not do so is
broken. Many of us know that and talk freely about it, but we've not been
able to get far, or even get up the energy to try.
So I've been asked by a few people to run for
admin on Wikipedia, all
we know here. And to be honest - and I haven't been with them - I *want*
be admin, I want to be admin on Commons also (yeah right :( ) but I know,
because I am who I am, I feel like I'm going to have an extra hard time.
know the vocal minority who will speak up. I'm lucky that the guy who
stalked me who is a Wikimedian is at least banned from Wikipedia...
I hate to say it...but, the idea of getting crucified just so I can clean
some pages and have authority makes my heart race. And I can handle a
but honestly, some of these people make me so uncomfortable, nervous and
anxious, that I have no desire to go through the administrator nominator
process because I fear I can't "make it" with the large group of
technologically capable people and those who have perfected their
Wiki-persona by being assholes who like to "put baby in a corner."
I lied to the two people who asked me to run, two people I consider very
close friends and colleagues - I told them I had no clue what I'd even
my administrative "buttons" for. I guess I still don't, but, I know I
make a difference. But honestly, I don't want to go through torture to
a symbol on my user page when I know so many people who seem to have a
problem with me, and I'm sure Carol understands that.
Sorry to be all "boohoo" "feel sorry for me" about this, but, I
to question the culture I'm surrounding myself with when I, a fairly
confident, capable and badass person, find myself "afraid" to apply for a
volunteer position within a culture that I value so much because I think
people will just be assholes for the purpose of being assholes.
On a positive note, I did get OTRS access and I now look at Commons stuff
and general "info-en" it's actually been pretty laid back, but, I cleared
out a queue of about 100 things that had been waiting for responses for
upwards of 2 months. So I feel rather productive thus far =) (And the
you's people send you are really nice!)
On Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 10:24 AM, <carolmooredc(a)verizon.net> wrote:
To beef up women's assertiveness so they
protest, or to give more power
to some authoritarian editors to delete and block reverters, that is
question. Why not do both?? :-) Or just get more assertive female
A job I myself shrink at the thought of. I already have enough problems
just trying to edit the controversial articles I so often end up
editing. But then I am a glutton for punishment - or is it merely
On 9/30/2011 3:35 PM, Ryan Kaldari wrote:
Twice recently I have been reverted for removing
vulgar jokes from
article talk pages on the English Wikipedia - most recently for
a joke who's punchline was "A
woman's anus after she was sodomized!".
Although I appreciate the use of humor on Wikipedia, and support the
inclusion of potentially offensive material within appropriate
I think these type of jokes are not appropriate
on talk pages and
a sexualized environment that is often
unwelcoming for women (as well
people from other
cultures/religions/backgrounds). I think this issue
pertinent to the gender gap (unlike my other
recent posts), and would
like to hear other people's opinions. I've also started a discussion
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