[WikiEN-l] To: Jimmy Wales - Admin-driven death of Wikipedia
fredbaud at ctelco.net
Tue May 30 21:15:50 UTC 2006
I think you will make a lot of trouble and accomplish nothing.
On May 30, 2006, at 1:39 AM, Molu wrote:
> If you are unpopular, then you are doing something wrong. Blocking
> vandals pisses them off, but earns the support of real Wikipedians.
> As you raise the userbox issue, if an admin is doing something that
> the majority of the community does not support then he's doing the
> wrong thing. If his actions are controversial within only a small
> part of the community but actually is in accordance with policy,
> then other wikipedians will come in to support and drown the trolls.
> There should be a mechanism to impeach admins without going
> through ArbCom. Apart from increasing accountability, the next time
> trolls complain about admin abuse and corrupt ArbCom we can just
> point to the mechanism and say what are you waiting for? If there
> is some support in this list I may go ahead and start a proposal.
> What do you think?
> On Mon, 29 May 2006 22:11:32 +0100 (BST) Nick Boalch wrote:
>> I do. One can do things without being unpleasant that nevertheless
>> you unpopular. Look at the administrators who have been vilified
>> for attempting in all good faith to deal with the userbox problem.
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