Possibly because some of see this should be a case of removal of rights, be it temporary or permanent, rather than this argument about blocks and unblocks in a competition between admins.  This is the purpose of bureaucrats to manage rights and for stewards to manage an emergency.

-- billinghurst

------ Original Message ------
From: "Tisza Gergő" <gtisza@gmail.com>
To: "Coordination of technology deployments across languages/projects" <wikitech-ambassadors@lists.wikimedia.org>
Sent: 17/12/2018 7:43:15 AM
Subject: Re: [Wikitech-ambassadors] Removal of unblockself rights on wiki

On Sun, Dec 16, 2018 at 7:51 AM stjn <ole.yves@gmail.com> wrote:

I was endorsing the whole sentiment, not exactly the topic it belongs to. But even then, self-unblocking was a default option, so it could’ve been discussed what must be done with it.

You can still go to the Phabricator task and do that. (It was linked before but for convenience it is https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T150826 .) The patch was about five lines, it's not hard to rewrite if someone has a better idea of what to do.
What's frustrating to me in these kinds of threads is that people are very eager to discuss how the discussion should have happened, but don't seem very interested in the discussion itself.