[WikiEN-l] Most immature war ever? Are we embarrassed yet?

Ryan Delaney ryan.delaney at gmail.com
Tue Feb 7 20:43:02 UTC 2006

On 2/7/06, Delirium <delirium at hackish.org> wrote:
> Jimmy Wales wrote:
> >The wheel war was well underway when I stepped in to set things back to
> >an appropriate status quo, and desysopping several people as a part of
> it.
> >
> >
> That's simply factually incorrect.  The user was blocked once (by
> Carbonite), then unblocked once (by Radiant!).  You then blocked the
> user again, without discussion, thereby starting a "wheel war".  That is
> not "well underway"---you were the first re-blocker.

Like it or not, these rules don't apply to Jimbo. Did you forget that Jimbo
retains the power to ban anyone from Wikipedia, and that there is no appeal
or discussion if he chooses to do so? Everyone who edits is here because he
and the board permit them to. And anyone who reverts his block of a user is
wheel warring. By definition, Jimbo cannot participate in a wheel war
because anyone who undoes his block is wrong.

Personally, I like it, because I think there has to be /someone/ who can
step into shit heaps like this and just flush the whole thing down the
toilet where it belongs; and that's exactly what he did.


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