[WikiEN-l] School of Hard Knocks, or, what I learnt from my RfA

geni geniice at gmail.com
Sun Oct 22 19:17:33 UTC 2006

On 10/22/06, Earle Martin <wikipedia at downlode.org> wrote:
> > yes because it means that we have 500 people who can cause rather a
> > lot of chaos who are not really part of the admin community.
> Whatever happened to "assume good faith"?

Nothing to do with that. We know that people can do a lot of damage
when acting in good faith.

> And what exactly are the bureaucrats going to do with them? If they
> influence the success or failure of an RfA, then they should be
> positive or negative votes. Anything else is a comment.

The Bureaucrat is going to take them into consideration. I can comment
without even being neutral let alone supporting or opposing (I would
be ah disinterested).

> No, it's far from that. I can't click on anything in your post that
> links to some page full of discussion and diff links and who knows
> what and explains whatever you were talking about - which you *still*
> haven't done.

The issue is the userbox wars I'm not going to go into detail. you
will find references to those events all over the place. Suffice to
say the lesion learned is that people's actions are a far better basis
for figuring out what they are going to do than what they say.

> Common sense specifies what batshit means. Anything else should be
> supported with expository links.

"Common sense" has no place in rational theory. To start with algebra
starts to break down and you can't do calculus. There is a reason why
intuitionism has never been widely accepted.


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