[WikiEN-l] Newest admin abuse on Wikipedia: Voter intimidation

STEFAN CLAUDIU TIULEA wizzard_bane at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 23 21:12:18 UTC 2006

I believe that Jimbo told Kelly to do whatever she
wants to stop the spreading of userboxes. I don't
think Kelly would take on so much authority on herself
and block everyone to the right and to the left for
almost nothing. She also said that users break the
consensus on not using userboxes. What consensus? I
saw more people voting against her because of how she
handled the userbox conflict, than against the
userboxes themselves. And while everyone bumps their
head against each other, the emperor admires his new

Lastly, I will say that Kelly seems like a cold person
who never tries to communicate with others on their
level, or on any level. She likes to keep a distance
between herself and others. If such is the case, why
then take on a dead that requires you to make a good
effort to communicate? No-one likes an "Ice Queen".

--- Joshua Griisser <JDGRII8338 at NGCSU.EDU> wrote:

> It's common for the anti-userbox crowd to say stuff
> like
> "stop stressing out over it, it's just userboxes,
> not
> real encyclopedia content". Well, the reason that I
> don't
> follow that line of thinking is that it never stops
> at
> just one abuse. It keeps building and building. We
> currently have about half a dozen admins who show
> repeated and blatant defiance for Wikipedia's
> community
> and the consensus of that community. They are not
> large
> in number, but they have a disproportionate amount
> of
> influence, almost entirely malign. They are a living
> argument for why we need a working desysopping
> process.
> Our project's most destructive administrator, Kelly
> Martin, has now stepped into the realm of voter
> intimidation, by *blocking* [[User:Grue]] for a
> support
> vote on [[User:Djr xi]]'s Request for Adminship. The
> excuse was "personal attacks", even though the vote
> in
> question did not mention anyone by name. This is a
> blatant attempt to intimidate voters on this request
> for adminship.
> Kelly Martin has done far more to harm Wikipedia
> than
> Willy on Wheels ever could. By firing the first shot
> in the userbox wars, she is basically the Gavrilo
> Princip of Wikipedia. Frankly, even if you gave
> Willy sysop powers, I doubt that he could do more
> damage than our worst sysops are doing right now.
> These
> people are like hyperactive children given a machine
> gun and it is time to take their toys away before
> more
> people get hurt.
> I'm more disgusted by all of this than I can
> possibly
> express.
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