Kirill Lokshin wrote:
On 5/9/06, Steve Block
The only thing that isn't undoable as an
admin is image deletion. The
rest has become pretty much fixable. Yes there are wheel warring
dangers and the like, but once you take an eventualist approach, it all
settles down a lot.
Err, not quite. There are a number of other things that are
"undoable" -- in the sense that once an admin does them, they can't be
directly reversed -- leaking deleted revisions chief among them.
Whether this is a real problem is up for debate, of course; but it's
worth pointing out that the question of admin trust is a bit more
complicated than merely "will he go on an image deletion spree?"
Indeed. If that was the only criteria that people looked at for RFA, I'd
have been made an admin on en: long ago - after all, I haven't deleted
everything on Commons yet.
The unfortunate thing is, we don't have a trust model. Short of people
writing down lists of people that they consider "problem users", it's
roughly "Do they sound like a nice person? Do I like their userpage? Do
I like their answers to the questions? Do I like their signature? Do
they agree with my idea of what Wikipedia is?"
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