This kicking out business is not cool, but we could require periodic
reaffirmation of administrator status.
On May 30, 2006, at 1:10 AM, Molu wrote:
So you are saying Guerdlam's accusations are
actually true? In that
case it is a cause for concern! If a certain admin will not pass a
RfA today, he has no business whatsoever being an admin. An admin
is a person who has been entrusted with some additional abilities
by the community because he is trusted to make good use of them and
entrusting those abilities to all users has too much potential for
If however an admin ceases to be popular within the community,
that means he has overstayed his welcome and immediately needs to
be kicked out, call it a lynchmob if you will. An admin is a
janitor, not the member of some elite aristocracy and if they
perform actions unpopular to the majority of the community then
they are abusing their powers.
On Mon, 29 May 2006 12:36:51 +0100 Nick Boalch wrote:
I don't think that is a particularly fair
test. As is obvious, admins
are occasionally called upon to perform actions that upset people
don't think admins should shrink from making those hard choices.
I can think of several thoroughgoingly solid
admins, people who
good knowledge of policy with a healthy dose of knowing that what
here to do is write an encyclopaedia, who I doubt would pass an RfA
because they've done things that have made them controversial or
unpopular in certain sectors of the community.
The community giveth, and the community taketh
away -- but it taketh
away under the auspices of proper consideration by the arbitration
committee, not by having unpopular admins strung up by a baying
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