I expected this sort of response from David Gerard. It saddens me to see it,
but I knew it would come.
This sort of attitude and obsessiveness is precisely why I am leaving.
David, I saw an email sent to this list on the admin who was removing the
unblock request from the page of a user he himself had blocked. YOU declared
it a nonissue. I'm sure that the affected user, who by our arbcom rules is
the "only" one allowed to make such an arbcom case, is completely unable to
do so since they are BLOCKED.
This is a larger problem I have with our policies, though. Every policy we
have on the matter is designed to make it impossible for an aggrieved user
to make any protest against abuse.
On 10/6/06, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 06/10/06, Parker Peters <onmywayoutster(a)gmail.com> wrote:
But I'm quitting. It's sad to say, I
know, and even sadder that due to
reasons for quitting, I can't trust leaving a
goodbye message on my user
page or mailing from my normal account. But for the things I am about to
say, I know that several admins and possibly those higher up in the
would ban me just for saying it. I know this
message may never reach
list either, but I'm at least going to try.
I'm doing it this way
someday, I might want to come back, and I'd
like to be able to come back
under the same username I left.
Being banned for speaking out? I know of no cases. The claim was most
frequently heard from the hydra commonly tagged "Enviroknnot", but he
was banned for being a pathological fuckwit and for assuming no-one
could possibly work out it was him every time just by looking at the
way he always came back making the same edits to the same bunch of
I saw a thread earlier today which I thought was
monstrous - a user
talk page was locked for "unblock template
abuse", whose only crime or
"abuse" of the template was removing the template after the blocking
consistently and maliciously removed it. This
thread was stopped by the
assertion of David Gerard that the person who started the thread was
"Enviroknot." I don't give a damn who started the thread, if the
valid, the question is valid. I looked at the
user in question, and I
plenty of problems with the way it was handled,
and at least two admins
deserve at the least a stern censure and at the
most, de-adminning for
abusive behavior. We NEED users to bring these problems up. We NEED to
the herd of abusive administrators.
We have the Arbitration Committee for that. If you don't say anything,
they don't know.
WE, the admins of wikipedia, broke it. We broke
it by being stuck-up
We broke it by thinking we are better than normal
editors, by getting
If you are an admin then I am a notorious troll living in Houston.
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