Well yeah, I got comments. Comments that proved to me that the whole
system is corrupt. I was hoping that those comments would persuade
RickK to rethink his actions, but I can be rather naive at times.
I'm not sure what you mean by "the system." People just give their
opinions in a RfC, it's pretty free-format.
You and jondell got five endorsements. RickK made a response that got got
one endorsement. SnowSpinner made an outside view that said "Wikipedia
would more or less stop running without RickK" and unsurprisingly that got
14 endorsements (it didn't say anything about the merits of the case).
jpgordon wrote a pretty neutral suggestion that RickK back off and let
another administrator deal with the problem, and this got three
endorsements. Mackensen said it was a storm in a teacup and got eleven
endorsements. Firebug wrote a response mildly chiding RickK for not
acting in the way he did and for not responding to the RfC (he did
subsequently respond). This got nine endorsements--including one from
you! Kim Bruning wrote another broadly hagiographic outside view that got
This seems like a good haul to me. I don't know what you expected, but
there does seem to be a substantial recognition there that RickK is
generally a good administrator but he makes mistakes. I think that's
You then wrote a final "outside view" claiming you had been trolled.
So if I did want to attempt to get RickK to stop, what would I do? File
an RFAr and hope ArbCom is impartial enough to accept?
What precisely was he continuing to do that you thought he should stop
doing? Just deleting some articles? Probably better to take that to VFU.