[WikiEN-l] Parker Peters's comments

Stephen Streater sbstreater at mac.com
Fri Oct 6 19:56:19 UTC 2006

On 6 Oct 2006, at 20:51, Gregory Maxwell wrote:

> On 10/6/06, MacGyverMagic/Mgm <macgyvermagic at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Some adminship requests get opposed because the user aren't  
>> familiar in a
>> specific field of administrator work. If we could specifically  
>> give people
>> the tools they have the knowledge for, more requests would  
>> succeed. Perhaps
>> it's time to run that plan to give people separate admin tools.
> Even as screwed up as things are today with respect to RFA the fact
> remains that adminship is more about trust than about knowledge. If we
> can't *trust you* to refrain from breaking the site too badly than you
> should have exactly zero admin features.
> That adminship is mostly is sometimes being obscured the fact that
> there is no clear way to measure trust... but breaking up adminship
> into little boxes will not solve that.
> It is a shame because the tools of adminship are really tools which
> every experienced user acting in good faith should have.  ... that was
> always the intent, .. Remember? "No big deal".   But life has turned
> out so much more complex.

That's because people don't trust strangers,
and most people on RfA are strangers.

Basically, paranoia is safer.

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