[WikiEN-l] Of edit wars and felonious monks

charles matthews charles.r.matthews at ntlworld.com
Wed Feb 22 13:25:30 UTC 2006

Guy Chapman aka JzG wrote

> My problem here is that once an admin has been called into a
> firefight, one side or the other will invariably see them as partisan
> almost immediately,

Very true.

>and I am not at all certain that I know when to
> stop providing administrative support against vandals by request of
> trusted editors in contentious articles: at what point am I "involved"
> and needing to step back?

My view: with 800 admins, you should be able to call in another one, when 
things get rough.  If there are two of you, there is less need to worry 
about stepping back; just share the load.


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