Steve Bennett wrote:
RfA is supposed to be purely a
risk management exercise: we subject prospective admins to a couple of
tests to reduce our risk that they go feral.
I thought it was mainly an exercise
to see if you cared enough to look
up the standard acceptable answers to the standard questions. Anyway it
mostly selects people who are fine to have the tools. Some small
proportion show up as not really suitable on a time scale of three
months; and some others do go a bit strange after a longer period in the
front line. I doubt these cases are the sort of things RfA as filter can
catch, though - too formalistic and not based on "interview" techniques.