On 13/10/06, Steve Bennett <stevagewp(a)gmail.com>
On 10/11/06, David Gerard
> Lots of people want to be on the arbcom, but
the job *sucks*: dredging
Why do people want to be on it? I couldn't
imagine anything remotely
rewarding about it: as you say, reading lots of stupidity, attempting
to write non-stupidity, and being criticised anyway. And if you get
complimented, you'll be second guessing yourself and wondering if you
were too nice to one side.
At least judges get paid, for god's sake.
Quite a lot get drafted into nominating because others think they'd do
well. First time I ran (mid-2005), it was because someone said "X is
running, fergoshsakes please run so they don't get in." In Soviet
Wikipedia, job finds YOU.
Thanks, to you and all the other current and former Arbcom people.
I don't think that gets said often enough.
-george william herbert