QUOTE(Kelly Martin @ Mon 22nd December 2008, 1:32pm)
QUOTE(Milton Roe @ Mon 22nd December 2008, 2:19pm)
The really proper thing to do with SlimVirgin would be to not desysop her for any timed length, but simply remove her bit and tell her she can initiate a new RfA any time she likes. And good luck.
Has anyone ever successfully regained adminship after having it removed by the Committee?
I'd like to know the answer, but AFAIK heretofore anybody desysopped by committee has had it done with the clear suggestion that they should never get it again (or else some suggestion on when they SHOULD).
This would be something different. Essentially, it would be the Arb imposing a novel remedy: "You don't smell good to us, and the community needs to take a fresh look at your sysop bit." It would correspond to an odd case where a court ruled neither guilty or innocent for a politician, but "no confidence" and ordered a new election (or a recall election). Stuff like this happens in parliamentary politics, but we're not used to it in the US, where it must be initiated (where it rarely is) by voter recall petition. But in a system where sysops have no term limits, something like this becomes increasingly important to have in the toolkit of Arb possible remedies. There's no precident for it on Wikipedia, but so what?
If they do this to somebody in a difficult political case, and just put it before the community, and the crowd says "Release Barabas!" then the Arb can wash their hands of the whole thing.