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post Mon 9th March 2009, 4:30pm
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post Mon 9th March 2009, 4:49pm
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QUOTE(dtobias @ Sun 8th March 2009, 8:54pm) *

I think there's actually a rule against self-blocking.

Yeah, there is a rule against a lot of things . . .
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post Mon 9th March 2009, 5:16pm
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QUOTE(Malleus @ Mon 9th March 2009, 12:11pm) *

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QUOTE(Guido den Broeder @ Sun 8th March 2009, 5:35pm) *

Ah. He fell into the Malleus wheelwar pit and got tarred and feathered.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Malleus_Fatuorum


In view of his latest stupidity, I think his name should be Malleus Fatuous.


That's a shame. I've always thought so highly of you. laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif


Well, Malley, it looks like you bet on the wrong horse! rolleyes.gif

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post Mon 9th March 2009, 6:05pm
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QUOTE(A Horse With No Name @ Mon 9th March 2009, 5:16pm) *

Well, Malley, it looks like you bet on the wrong horse! rolleyes.gif

Perhaps, or perhaps I was just taking the piss horsey. wink.gif

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post Mon 9th March 2009, 6:12pm
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East718 just removed Caulde's uncivil comment from the protection log:

13:56, March 9, 2009 East718 (talk | contribs) protected User talk:Caulde [create=sysop] (indefinite) ‎ (user invoked m:RTV) (hist)

13:56, March 9, 2009 East718 (talk | contribs) unprotected User talk:Caulde ‎ (chg unprofessional log comment that's shown to all visitors of this page) (hist)
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post Mon 9th March 2009, 6:31pm
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Yo, Malleus! Good to see ya here. smile.gif
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post Mon 9th March 2009, 8:01pm
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QUOTE(LaraLove @ Mon 9th March 2009, 6:31pm) *

Yo, Malleus! Good to see ya here. smile.gif

How did you know it was me? unsure.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

I must check up on the banning rules here before I post again, just to be on the safe side.
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post Mon 9th March 2009, 10:01pm
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QUOTE(Malleus @ Mon 9th March 2009, 8:01pm) *
I must check up on the banning rules here before I post again, just to be on the safe side.

This is well funny. Wikipedia can be so entertaining. Thank you very much.
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post Mon 9th March 2009, 10:57pm
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QUOTE(Bottled_Spider @ Mon 9th March 2009, 10:01pm) *

QUOTE(Malleus @ Mon 9th March 2009, 8:01pm) *
I must check up on the banning rules here before I post again, just to be on the safe side.

This is well funny. Wikipedia can be so entertaining. Thank you very much.

Seemed reasonable to me. Both talk in word salad and have a pretentious tendency to use foreign languages inappropriately.
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post Tue 10th March 2009, 12:23am
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QUOTE(Malleus @ Mon 9th March 2009, 5:57pm) *

Seemed reasonable to me. Both talk in word salad and have a pretentious tendency to use foreign languages inappropriately.

Ah, yes. Those finely honed linguistic skills, no doubt. rolleyes.gif
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post Tue 10th March 2009, 12:28am
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QUOTE(Malleus @ Mon 9th March 2009, 4:01pm) *

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Yo, Malleus! Good to see ya here. smile.gif

How did you know it was me? unsure.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

I must check up on the banning rules here before I post again, just to be on the safe side.

Just ask Ottava what he did to get banned, then don't do that. wink.gif Otherwise, you should be fine. smile.gif
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post Tue 10th March 2009, 12:59am
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Do me a favour. Do you really think you're the first to wave that big stick at me? I'll tell you what I tell everyone who waves it; stick it up your arse. --Malleus Fatuorum 23:30, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Malleus, I like your talk page.

It's snappy.

I bet you've got some admins hating you.
Anyone who gets blocked by a prick like
Aitias can't be all bad.........happy.gif
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post Tue 10th March 2009, 4:02am
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QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Tue 10th March 2009, 12:59am) *

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Do me a favour. Do you really think you're the first to wave that big stick at me? I'll tell you what I tell everyone who waves it; stick it up your arse. --Malleus Fatuorum 23:30, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Malleus, I like your talk page.

It's snappy.

I bet you've got some admins hating you.
Anyone who gets blocked by a prick like
Aitias can't be all bad.........happy.gif

I flatter myself that there are more than just"some" admins who hate me. But they couldn't possibly hate me more than I hate them.
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post Tue 10th March 2009, 4:15am
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QUOTE(Malleus @ Tue 10th March 2009, 12:02am) *

QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Tue 10th March 2009, 12:59am) *

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Do me a favour. Do you really think you're the first to wave that big stick at me? I'll tell you what I tell everyone who waves it; stick it up your arse. --Malleus Fatuorum 23:30, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Malleus, I like your talk page.

It's snappy.

I bet you've got some admins hating you.
Anyone who gets blocked by a prick like
Aitias can't be all bad.........happy.gif

I flatter myself that there are more than just"some" admins who hate me. But they couldn't possibly hate me more than I hate them.

Haha. Eric's comment reminds me of an award Ling.Nut made for me a couple summers ago. "The Wasabi on the Wiki-sushi" award. He wrote: "I like reading your emails and talk page postings, Lara. I can always count on your comments to be...spicy? Zingy? Something with a little kick? :-) ... You are the wasabi on the wiki-sushi. :-) Ling.Nut 5 September 2007 (UTC)"

That's fitting for you, I think, Malleus. laugh.gif
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post Tue 10th March 2009, 4:27am
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QUOTE(Malleus @ Mon 9th March 2009, 11:02pm) *

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Do me a favour. Do you really think you're the first to wave that big stick at me? I'll tell you what I tell everyone who waves it; stick it up your arse. --Malleus Fatuorum 23:30, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Malleus, I like your talk page.

It's snappy.

I bet you've got some admins hating you.
Anyone who gets blocked by a prick like
Aitias can't be all bad.........happy.gif

I flatter myself that there are more than just"some" admins who hate me. But they couldn't possibly hate me more than I hate them.

Do you wish every admin to hate you? For if you do, you fail. I know of at least one who does not.
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post Tue 10th March 2009, 3:44pm
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QUOTE(Lar @ Tue 10th March 2009, 4:27am) *

Do you wish every admin to hate you? For if you do, you fail. I know of at least one who does not.

I have grown to despise the system of petty rules they enforce with so much finger-wagging and use of the naughty-corner. Do I hate all of them, or wish all them to hate me? Not especially, but I do have grave doubts about the integrity of anyone with the power to make a difference who chooses instead to standly idly by watching the collapse and disintegration of a project that I once thought promised so much. So I wouldn't piss on any of them if they were on fire.
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post Tue 10th March 2009, 4:43pm
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QUOTE(Malleus @ Mon 9th March 2009, 10:57pm) *

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QUOTE(Malleus @ Mon 9th March 2009, 8:01pm) *
I must check up on the banning rules here before I post again, just to be on the safe side.

This is well funny. Wikipedia can be so entertaining. Thank you very much.

Seemed reasonable to me. Both talk in word salad and have a pretentious tendency to use foreign languages inappropriately.


But that would cast far too wide a net!
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post Wed 11th March 2009, 2:59am
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Someone might find these useful. I'm still learning the Google Charts API, and I'd like to see these in other formats eventually.

New Administrators and Resignation Graphs

Some notes:
1. Resignations spiked at 8 in September 2006, 16 in December 2008 and 12 in January 2009.
2. The number of new administrators peaked in October and December 2005 at 72. The number of new administrators through 2008 declined steadily, from a high of 36 to a low of 6. For 2009, the trend points downward or steady.
3. The number of resignations over new administrators first occurred in December 2008, and occurred again in January and March 2009. This excludes data prior to 2007.

The last graph has a detailed view of the last six months.

So...
1. The RFA process has become more difficult, which can explain some of the new administrator drops from 2005 onward. However, this does not explain the entire situation, as the number of new administrator applications has also dropped (graph coming tomorrow).
2. The number of resignations has increased dramatically over the past 15 months, and the trend points upward. Burnout, fatigue, and discontent seem to be the predominant rationales.

For a long time, we counted on a healthy count of administrators to serve Wikipedia. I haven't even begun to go through the inactive list. At a brief glance, many who became administrators from 2004 to 2006 are either inactive or have diminished quantities of edits. This either indicates burnout, fatigue, time constraints, and so on. If the trend continues, then the replenishment rate will continue to be negative, but I do not suspect that it will affect Wikipedia's performance for at least another year.

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Why this emphasis on administrators? At best they're simply there to hold back the tide of vanadlism, and there are better and more efficient ways of doing that; at worst ... well add your own expletives. So they can guard whatever wikipeda currently contains, but that will get easier as the content providers and subject experts also desert the project. So no problem at all really, they can be just like the knight in Monty Python's Holy Grail, protecting a wooden cup. Except in their case the wooden cup really is just a wooden cup. Administrators are part of the problem, not part of the solution. The fewer of them the better.

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The way this wiki-madhouse is set up, without admins to fix endless questionable changes,
it would turn into a shredded pile of graffiti-crap within a few weeks. It's already starting.

QUOTE(seicer @ Tue 10th March 2009, 7:59pm) *

Thanks Seicer, good work!

You realize that if Wikipedia were a stock-issuing, for-profit corporation, this
would probably be covered up, because it would cause their stock price to
drop like a stone? Jim Cramer would be on his show, screaming "Sell sell sell".
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