The Wikipedia Review: A forum for discussion and criticism of Wikipedia
Wikipedia Review Op-Ed Pages

Welcome, Guest! ( Log In | Register )

5 Pages V  1 2 3 > »   
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Caulde: Yet another admin retirement
Willking1979
post Sun 8th March 2009, 5:16pm
Post #1


Neophyte


Group: Contributors
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue 13th Jan 2009, 2:17pm
From: Kentucky
Member No.: 9,736

WP user page - talk
check - contribs



Another day, another admin retirement: Caulde has retired. Here is the Spanish-language message:

"Diría adiós por ahora - podría volver en el futuro. Con la mayor consideración, Caulde."

Here is an English translation:

"I'm going to say goodbye for now, but may return in the future. With the most consideration, Caulde."

Based on a discussion on IRC, this makes the 10th time Caulde's retired. Interestingly, this entry appears in the block log:

11:39, March 8, 2009 Caulde (talk | contribs) blocked Caulde (talk | contribs) (cannot edit own talk page) with an expiry time of indefinite ‎ (To prevent myself from doing something I shouldn't do.)

Your thoughts???
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Kato
post Sun 8th March 2009, 5:25pm
Post #2


dhd
*********

Group: Regulars
Posts: 5,521
Joined: Fri 29th Dec 2006, 8:39pm
Member No.: 767



I applaud anyone who sees the light and quits wasting their time at that place, but this Caulde (T-C-L-K-R-D) guy? What had he written? A look at his last 500 edits shows no evidence that this guy was creating content for readers.

These busy-bodies come and go and are part of the problem.


User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
maggot3
post Sun 8th March 2009, 5:37pm
Post #3


Senior Member
****

Group: Contributors
Posts: 251
Joined: Wed 21st May 2008, 5:48pm
Member No.: 6,260

WP user page - talk
check - contribs



QUOTE(Willking1979 @ Sun 8th March 2009, 5:16pm) *
Based on a discussion on IRC, this makes the 10th time Caulde's retired.


Says it all, really. Stop giving them attention.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Wikileaker
post Sun 8th March 2009, 5:41pm
Post #4


Junior Member
**

Group: Contributors
Posts: 62
Joined: Fri 15th Feb 2008, 7:07pm
Member No.: 4,864



Onnaghar/Rudget/Caulde/God knows what else is only twelve or thirteen, IIRC. (Edit: Aitias, another morally bankrupt child, is already on the talkpage pining for him. laugh.gif)

This post has been edited by Wikileaker: Sun 8th March 2009, 5:50pm
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Guido den Broeder
post Sun 8th March 2009, 6:00pm
Post #5


Senior Member
****

Group: Regulars
Posts: 425
Joined: Thu 19th Feb 2009, 7:31pm
Member No.: 10,371



Met him once, inconsistent behaviour, won't really miss him.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
CharlotteWebb
post Sun 8th March 2009, 6:10pm
Post #6


Postmaster General
********

Group: Regulars
Posts: 2,740
Joined: Mon 18th Jun 2007, 2:09am
Member No.: 1,727

WP user page - talk
check - contribs



QUOTE(Kato @ Sun 8th March 2009, 5:25pm) *

I applaud anyone who sees the light and quits wasting their time at that place, but this Caulde (T-C-L-K-R-D) guy? What had he written? A look at his last 500 edits shows no evidence that this guy was creating content for readers.


(numbers) Not quite as bad as Essjay, to be fair.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Alex
post Sun 8th March 2009, 7:33pm
Post #7


Back from the dead
******

Group: Regulars
Posts: 1,017
Joined: Wed 24th Jan 2007, 4:39pm
Member No.: 867

WP user page - talk
check - contribs



Caulde has contributed to a handful of featured/good articles, but he's retired before. This is nothing new.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
A Horse With No Name
post Sun 8th March 2009, 9:29pm
Post #8


I have as much free time as a Wikipedia admin!
*********

Group: Regulars
Posts: 4,471
Joined: Mon 26th Jan 2009, 1:54pm
Member No.: 9,985



QUOTE(Willking1979 @ Sun 8th March 2009, 1:16pm) *

Another day, another admin retirement: Caulde has retired. Here is the Spanish-language message:

"Diría adiós por ahora - podría volver en el futuro. Con la mayor consideración, Caulde."

Here is an English translation:

"I'm going to say goodbye for now, but may return in the future. With the most consideration, Caulde."

Based on a discussion on IRC, this makes the 10th time Caulde's retired. Interestingly, this entry appears in the block log:

11:39, March 8, 2009 Caulde (talk | contribs) blocked Caulde (talk | contribs) (cannot edit own talk page) with an expiry time of indefinite ‎ (To prevent myself from doing something I shouldn't do.)

Your thoughts???


No great loss.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Guido den Broeder
post Sun 8th March 2009, 9:35pm
Post #9


Senior Member
****

Group: Regulars
Posts: 425
Joined: Thu 19th Feb 2009, 7:31pm
Member No.: 10,371



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

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

This post has been edited by Guido den Broeder: Sun 8th March 2009, 9:35pm
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Bottled_Spider
post Sun 8th March 2009, 10:21pm
Post #10


Über Member
*****

Group: Regulars
Posts: 533
Joined: Sun 11th Jan 2009, 8:27pm
From: Pictland
Member No.: 9,708



QUOTE(Willking1979 @ Sun 8th March 2009, 5:16pm) *
Based on a discussion on IRC, this makes the 10th time Caulde's retired.

Maybe the little shit is getting in some practice for the real (world) thing. When he's 64, or whenever it is, he'll retire, then start working again, and so on. Stretch it out till he's a hundred.

QUOTE(Wikileaker @ Sun 8th March 2009, 5:41pm) *
Aitias, another morally bankrupt child, is already on the talkpage pining for him. laugh.gif

"...don't leave, Caulde. You're such an outstanding admin and great user. Please stay. Please. I'd miss you incredibly badly". Brings a tear to the eye.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
A Horse With No Name
post Sun 8th March 2009, 11:57pm
Post #11


I have as much free time as a Wikipedia admin!
*********

Group: Regulars
Posts: 4,471
Joined: Mon 26th Jan 2009, 1:54pm
Member No.: 9,985



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.

DDStretch, the admin who unblocked Malleus, is threatening to give back his mop. No great loss there, either.

This post has been edited by A Horse With No Name: Mon 9th March 2009, 12:08am
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Milton Roe
post Mon 9th March 2009, 12:04am
Post #12


Known alias of J. Random Troll
*********

Group: Regulars
Posts: 10,209
Joined: Thu 28th Feb 2008, 1:03am
Member No.: 5,156

WP user page - talk
check - contribs



QUOTE(Willking1979 @ Sun 8th March 2009, 10:16am) *

Based on a discussion on IRC, this makes the 10th time Caulde's retired. Interestingly, this entry appears in the block log:

11:39, March 8, 2009 Caulde (talk | contribs) blocked Caulde (talk | contribs) (cannot edit own talk page) with an expiry time of indefinite ‎ (To prevent myself from doing something I shouldn't do.)

Your thoughts???

Typical addictive recovery behavior. Like pouring all your liquor down the sink so you won't be tempted into drinking. Makes it JUST a little harder to backslide. smile.gif
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
gadfly
post Mon 9th March 2009, 12:19am
Post #13


New Member
*

Group: Contributors
Posts: 49
Joined: Mon 9th Feb 2009, 10:56am
Member No.: 10,218



QUOTE(Bottled_Spider @ Sun 8th March 2009, 10:21pm) *

QUOTE(Wikileaker @ Sun 8th March 2009, 5:41pm) *
Aitias, another morally bankrupt child, is already on the talkpage pining for him. :lol:

"...don't leave, Caulde. You're such an outstanding admin and great user. Please stay. Please. I'd miss you incredibly badly". Brings a tear to the eye.


More to the point, if Aitias thinks that of him, it is almost a guarantee that he was/will return to be a useless admin.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Cla68
post Mon 9th March 2009, 12:24am
Post #14


Postmaster
*******

Group: Regulars
Posts: 1,763
Joined: Fri 18th Apr 2008, 5:53pm
Member No.: 5,761

WP user page - talk
check - contribs



QUOTE(CharlotteWebb @ Sun 8th March 2009, 6:10pm) *

QUOTE(Kato @ Sun 8th March 2009, 5:25pm) *

I applaud anyone who sees the light and quits wasting their time at that place, but this Caulde (T-C-L-K-R-D) guy? What had he written? A look at his last 500 edits shows no evidence that this guy was creating content for readers.


(numbers) Not quite as bad as Essjay, to be fair.


Eight percent of Essjay's edits were to actual articles? Eight? For crying out loud, and this guy was on Jimbo's fast track? You've got to be kidding me.

Caulde's article edits were at 20%. Much better.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
dtobias
post Mon 9th March 2009, 12:54am
Post #15


Obsessive trolling idiot [per JzG]
*******

Group: Regulars
Posts: 2,213
Joined: Sun 11th Feb 2007, 2:45pm
From: Boca Raton, FL, USA
Member No.: 962

WP user page - talk
check - contribs



I think there's actually a rule against self-blocking.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Kato
post Mon 9th March 2009, 12:56am
Post #16


dhd
*********

Group: Regulars
Posts: 5,521
Joined: Fri 29th Dec 2006, 8:39pm
Member No.: 767



QUOTE(Cla68 @ Mon 9th March 2009, 12:24am) *

Eight percent of Essjay's edits were to actual articles? Eight? For crying out loud, and this guy was on Jimbo's fast track? You've got to be kidding me.

Caulde's article edits were at 20%. Much better.

Anyone under something like 50% actual content (be it articles or templates or whatever) is primarily wasting time and playing games, not contributing to "the sum of human knowledge".

Even perennial talk-page gadfly Dtobias hits almost 60%. Whereas JzG scrapes 28%.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
LaraLove
post Mon 9th March 2009, 2:02am
Post #17


Wikipedia BLP advocate
******

Group: Regulars
Posts: 1,741
Joined: Mon 28th Jan 2008, 7:53pm
Member No.: 4,627



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


Nothing like a bunch of child admins acting like stupid children to perpetuate the view that children suck as admins. Brilliant idea, prodding the guy that hates such admins while he's blocked. Just awesome.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Malleus
post Mon 9th March 2009, 4:11pm
Post #18


Fat Cat
******

Group: Contributors
Posts: 1,682
Joined: Mon 27th Oct 2008, 3:48pm
From: United Kingdom
Member No.: 8,716

WP user page - talk
check - contribs



QUOTE(A Horse With No Name @ Sun 8th March 2009, 11:57pm) *

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
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Willking1979
post Mon 9th March 2009, 4:21pm
Post #19


Neophyte


Group: Contributors
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue 13th Jan 2009, 2:17pm
From: Kentucky
Member No.: 9,736

WP user page - talk
check - contribs



Looks like Caulde reads WR. From the protection log:

11:56, March 9, 2009 Caulde (talk | contribs) protected User talk:Caulde [create=sysop] (indefinite) ‎ (Don't intend to return, I've lost interest in this shithole and the pricks (cue Malleus) on it; and, WR, this isn't the 10th time I've retired.) (hist)
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Malleus
post Mon 9th March 2009, 4:23pm
Post #20


Fat Cat
******

Group: Contributors
Posts: 1,682
Joined: Mon 27th Oct 2008, 3:48pm
From: United Kingdom
Member No.: 8,716

WP user page - talk
check - contribs



So it's not all bad news then .
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

5 Pages V  1 2 3 > » 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 

-   Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 26th 5 17, 7:06pm