On Sat, 31 Jul 2004 14:10:08 -0700, Ray Saintonge <saintonge(a)telus.net> wrote:
I am annoyed by the behaviour of user:fire.
Have you thought about discussing this with Fire rather than
embarrassing him by bringing this to the mailing list?
We don't need this loose cannon who has not
otherwise participated in Wikisource
Please don't attack users you know nothing about. Fire is not a "loose
to sneakily acquire
It wasn't sneaky. It was fully logged on Meta, which is where all
emergency or necessary short term sysoppings occur.
some kind of superior access
Firstly, Fire has shell access to all of the Wikimedia servers, so
adminship on Wikisource is hardly superior to what he already has.
Secondly, adminship is not supposed to be indicative of any level of
for no other reason to block a user that he does not
Whatever makes you think he didn't like the user?
Fire was undertaking an often requested, and largely thankless, task
of renaming users. This is not a job many of the developers enjoy, yet
he and Jeronim have been working through a huge backlog of such
requests over the last couple of days. Attacking people for working on
this, especially when they are completely following the written
recommendations for doing it, is hardly going to encourage our
developers to undertake such tasks is it?