I see you're up to your old grudges again. ;-)
Give it up, and you'll feel better.
On Sat, 31 Jul 2004 14:10:08 -0700, Ray Saintonge
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?
I thought of going to his talk page, but since this was the first time
he showed up it was likely that he wouldn't look at it. The mailing
list was appropriate since the block was also a public act.
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
He did "fire" out of nowhere
It wasn't sneaky. It was fully logged on Meta, which is where all
emergency or necessary short term sysoppings occur.
There was no emergency or immediate necessity.
some kind of
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
superior access = access to do things that those who do not have such
access cannot, access to a broader range of functions
for no other
reason to block a user that he does not like.
Whatever makes you think he didn't like the user?
He blocked him indefinitely.
Fire was undertaking an often requested, and largely
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?
He could easily have explained himself. Under the circumstances where
this was a technical rather than a disciplinary block, any active sysop
on Wikisource would have been happy to accomodate him. You certainly
should have known better than to perform a temporary sysopping in
preference to seeking co-operation.. If your written recommendations
included getting the co-operation from those in the project in question
(especially the smaller ones), then maybe someone like User:Fire would
not leave us with the impression that they are a bull in a china shop.