[Wikimedia-l] movement blog, not WMF blog, was: Go away, community (from WMF wiki at least)

Eddy Paine blogginged at outlook.com
Mon May 13 12:41:22 UTC 2013

A strange thing about the conversation that was going on before it escalated isn't addressed at all. Something is happening on Meta. The community takes action and then a few months later everything is passed and the user is unblocked and working happily again. But then *BOOM* a Wikimedia Foundation Staff member decided that he should be removed. The discussion if he is informed or not can't be proofed, its a fact that other users say the same was happening to them. Why did you wait three months to take action? While if you believed that there was a danger you should have removed the rights before that. Or where there any edits that made you believe that Huib / Abigor was doing the wrong things? Otherwise the story is different but the subject is the same. Staff removes volunteer without the real need. 
I do strongly believe that Tilman Bayer with his responds provoked Huib to say the things he said. And no its not good that Huib did. But there where enough discussions on this lists or on the Wiki where the conclusion is that users with a mental problem can have problems on the Wiki because we don't understand them. Or we don't want to understand them. When we look at the first e-mail send by Tilman you see he is pointing that at the moment that the rights where removed he was blocked on multiple Wiki's. I did take a quick look and in November it was going the right way with Abigor.
If there is a case of Autism with Abigor it is possible that it provoked him to give a personal attack. So lets continu without pointing fingers who did what wrong. Cause if Abigor thinks different than us it possible that Tilman provoked him. And the pointing to that was not needed to make his case.

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