On 5/21/06, jayjg <jayjg99(a)gmail.com> wrote:
"Wheel war" is not an epithet, it is a
description of an activity.
When you undo an admins actions without first discussing it with him,
or getting broad consensus for doing so, you are wheel warring. That,
in fact, is what happened here. And since *everyone* is agreed that
Saladin1970 deserved *at least* a 1 week block, any discussion
regarding the appropriateness of an indefinite block could have taken
place during that week. There was no pressing need to immediately
undo the block and impose a different one. Wheel warring is bad.
He pretty much had consensus here on the list though. There were what,
three of four admins that thought that an indefinite block was way
over the top. And he didn't do anything totally unreasonable, it's
still a one week block, plenty of time for you to explain your reasons
to the rest of us.
Why are we even fighting here? We all agree that this guy should be
blocked, the only issue is for how long, and I'm sure that if we stop
using inflammatory terms (wheel war, that is) and just calmed down we
could come to an agreement.
Can we please stop screaming "Wheel warrior!" to anyone who does
anything slightly resembling a wheel war, but is in actuality, pretty
reasonable. You know, "Don't let process stand in the way of common
sense", that kind of a thing. I know Ryan Delaney meant no offence, so
lets not do the hurt-feelings thing.