On May 3, 2006, at 10:39 AM, Steve Bennett wrote:
Trial by fire.
If someone can't take the "abuse" of a standard RfA,
they can't take the ongoing abuse that admins take all the time from
vandals, trolls, and other trouble-makers.
Personally, I went through RfA just like a lot of people here. You
don't see me whining about how I was bludgeoned over the head. RfA is
supposed to be a tough process to get through.
Oh, I'm not objecting to it being rough. I'm objecting to someone
actually being opposed for RfA for petty reasons
That seems fair, but RfA is a community based process, not a policy
based process. With a community based process, you have to allow
people to use criteria you disagree with in exchange for allowing
consensus. With a policy based process, criteria might be more
rational, but you might lose consensus.
I'm not saying the problem is insoluble, but there's always going to
be people using criteria you don't like to vote on RfA.
Philip L. Welch