On May 29, 2006, at 4:13 AM, Conrad Dunkerson wrote:
Look around at your fellow admins from time to time
there ANY way this person could pass an RFA at this point? If the
is 'no' then the de facto situation is that a person who does NOT
support or respect of the community has powers which are only
be held by those who DO... and that inherently breeds disruption and
resentment and ongoing damage to Wikipedia as a whole.
Wikipedia admins are appointed for life (or at least until
resignation or disciplinary dismissal) for a very important reason--
they can't properly do their job if they have to worry about being re-
appointed or re-elected. Tenured professors and Supreme Court
justices fall under the same model for the same reason.
Philip L. Welch