On 10/8/06, charles.r.matthews(a)ntlworld.com <charles.r.matthews(a)ntlworld.com>
Ray Saintonge wrote
That sounds like a good way of validating
everything he has been saying.
Well, no, he has been posting some very wild and generalized claims.
Wild? No. Generalized? In asserting that there are too many admins who have
lost sight of civility and AGF, perhaps.
He has been playing the 'how can I be a troll, look at how provocative my
posts are?' card.
Sigh. Is everything a game to you?
He has bad netiquette.
I made a mistake. I apologized for it, more than once. I have no control
over your refusal to take an apology seriously.
He is claiming admin status, while not being transparent about his identity
on the site.
And I explained why.
He has been personalising the discussion, in dealing with David Gerard.
David's action that I questioned was only the most recent example. And I
will make no apologies for questioning a user's conduct, because we are
supposed to question conduct that we don't agree with.
The 'in sorrow, not in anger' doesn't convince me, anyway.
If you are determined to be closed-minded, I can certainly filter your posts
and speak instead with those who are going to be serious.
The actual content (I think) boils down to one concrete claim of observed
No, there are a large number of times I've witnessed this sort of behavior
since I've been at wikipedia.
This took a _large_ number of posts to extract.
Actually, I emailed out one example so far to the list, and I sent a
different example directly to Jimbo. Jimbo gave me an indication he
preferred to keep our discussion private, so that won't be sent to the list
until he either does it himself or tells me to go ahead and do it.
Voluminous claims look a bit less impressive in the light of what has
actually come out.I don't know about you, but I
have met this profile
before, and the very best thing about it is having time on his hands.
You're spending a lot of time attacking the messenger. In my experience, the
only time people do that is when they are afraid of the message.
P.S. Take a chill pill, ok?