At Wednesday 29 May 2013 22:17:22 DaB. wrote:
I just extended my personal account until 5.
January of 2014 – it is the
last time I do this. At this day I will also remove my access as root of
the Toolserver. Beginning of 1. July I will start my fade out, doing
less and less work for the Toolserver until I am not longer visible. I
announce that this early because I think it is fair for you to know that
will happen and I like not just to vanish like some roots before.
JFC, what a bunch of self-pitying bullshit.
Democratic toolserver? Was there a vote on the addition of
new volunteer roots, or did someone just oppose it because
they might not fit his personal agenda? Who made it a rule,
"if someone phones my mother, they lose their account"?
I never said that the toolserver was democratic. And like every root I can
make rules as I please, yes.
No documentation on the wiki by the users? I can't find
*any* mention of z-dat-s1-a and the other stuff *you* cre-
ated on the wiki, and the only person who could have docu-
mented it would have been *you*. The times when you brought
down the Toolserver by rebooting machines whose setups had
not been documented -- should users have done that?
You can not find any information about z-dat-s1-a because there is no such
server; there is only z-dat-s1-b. And that is a non-userland-server so I do
not see why you need a documentation about it (BTW the solaris-zone-servers
has not that much documentation too) – it is enough if the other roots know
And when I brought the toolserver down the last time because of a reboot that
was not announced?
At least Platonides and I contributed patches to JIRA to fix
existing bugs. It was neither WMDE, Pavel nor the GA that
stood in the way to apply those fixes.
"Fading out"? You have been gone as a system administrator
for a long time. On April 30th, you said on IRC: "I have a
working cluster with commons+wikipedia here :-)", while ac-
tual Toolserver users had been complaining about replication
lag and almost daily LDAP outages for months.
I do not see the problem with the quote, because it compared the Toolserver
with Labs and what I said was (and AFAIK is still) true. And yes, users
complained about a high replag since months and so do I – but unfortunately I
can not snip with my fingers and the problems are gone; money is needed here.
The LDAP is another thing and yes it is partly my fault because I feared to
You used your
Toolserver privileges at least in the last year mainly for
political campaigning. You neither fixed the simple issues
nor planned ahead for example the Solaris to Linux migration
that then had to be done in a jiffy, but actively blocked
any offer of help.
What a pity that you discovered my secret run for the CEO of the WMF! The plan
to piss of some important people and keep complaining about a project neither
WMDE nor WMF likes, should have work so well…. Just to calibrate you a little
bit: I have no pretension for any political post – inside or outside of the
Wikimedia universe. The only "job" I do that is elected is one nearly nobody
else likes to do.
Everybody has the right to leave, but don't try to put the
blame on others. The Toolserver users have had a *lot* of
patience with you and your quirks.
And I’m thankful for the patience.
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