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LessHorrid vanU
post Wed 15th July 2009, 8:07pm
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QUOTE(A Horse With No Name @ Wed 15th July 2009, 8:50pm) *

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Meh. I'm not going to do a storm-off-in-a-sulk walkout; if there was a good reason for me to have admin rights back, I'd at least temporarily request them back (at some point myself and Kbthompson (T-C-L-K-R-D) promised that we'd go through the slurry of Category:Unknown-importance London-related articles and clear out the obvious unsalvageable crap and irredeemable spam for instance). I actually never did very many admin actions other than routine maintenance, so I can't see many situations where I'd actually want them.


What, you aren't going to put yourself forward in another RfA? I would love to see those chickens come home to roost! rolleyes.gif


Hmmm, well, it wouldn't be original now, would it. Anyhoo, since the leaving is not under a cloud why not request return of the tools and promptly use them to devastating effect against some unwary antagonist? evilgrin.gif
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post Wed 15th July 2009, 9:27pm
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QUOTE(LessHorrid vanU @ Wed 15th July 2009, 9:07pm) *

QUOTE(A Horse With No Name @ Wed 15th July 2009, 8:50pm) *

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Meh. I'm not going to do a storm-off-in-a-sulk walkout; if there was a good reason for me to have admin rights back, I'd at least temporarily request them back (at some point myself and Kbthompson (T-C-L-K-R-D) promised that we'd go through the slurry of Category:Unknown-importance London-related articles and clear out the obvious unsalvageable crap and irredeemable spam for instance). I actually never did very many admin actions other than routine maintenance, so I can't see many situations where I'd actually want them.


What, you aren't going to put yourself forward in another RfA? I would love to see those chickens come home to roost! rolleyes.gif


Hmmm, well, it wouldn't be original now, would it. Anyhoo, since the leaving is not under a cloud why not request return of the tools and promptly use them to devastating effect against some unwary antagonist? evilgrin.gif


Another RFA would be very stupid indeed. Then again it would show if she still has trust in the community RFA voters' minds.

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post Wed 15th July 2009, 9:31pm
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QUOTE(Nerd @ Wed 15th July 2009, 10:27pm) *

Another RFA would be very stupid indeed. Then again it would show if she still has trust in the community RFA voters' minds.

If I were coming back "substantively" (i.e., not to do one particular non-contentious task) I would. (I suspect there wouldn't be as much opposition as you'd think, other than the Civility Police and possibly Shalom.) The odds of that are fairly unlikely in the current climate, though; there's not much going on that I'd actually have a use for any of the admin functions, and I can happily live without the endless stream of "why did you delete this page on my band!" complaints.
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post Wed 15th July 2009, 9:50pm
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QUOTE(Eva Destruction @ Wed 15th July 2009, 10:31pm) *

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Another RFA would be very stupid indeed. Then again it would show if she still has trust in the community RFA voters' minds.

If I were coming back "substantively" (i.e., not to do one particular non-contentious task) I would. (I suspect there wouldn't be as much opposition as you'd think, other than the Civility Police and possibly Shalom.) The odds of that are fairly unlikely in the current climate, though; there's not much going on that I'd actually have a use for any of the admin functions, and I can happily live without the endless stream of "why did you delete this page on my band!" complaints.


I cannot believe someone would go through the RFA process out of choice, but good for you anyway.
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post Wed 15th July 2009, 10:48pm
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QUOTE(Eva Destruction @ Wed 15th July 2009, 4:31pm) *
(I suspect there wouldn't be as much opposition as you'd think, other than the Civility Police and possibly Shalom.)


No, there wouldn't be as much as I think -- there would probably be more. It would be a reprise of what Alex went through times two, since your sarcasm is far more cutting than anything Alex could create and RfA people have lost their adoration for that kind of shit.
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post Wed 15th July 2009, 11:07pm
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QUOTE(Eva Destruction @ Wed 15th July 2009, 3:47pm) *

I actually never did very many admin actions other than routine maintenance, so I can't see many situations where I'd actually want them.

Suppose you wish to edit your edit notice? FAIL! smile.gif laugh.gif

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(I suspect there wouldn't be as much opposition as you'd think, other than the Civility Police and possibly Shalom.)
Depends if I happen to show up. I certainly would not support. This despite the fact that you have been a fine admin and did not abuse your tools or standing. RFA is about trust, not performance; and I lack the requisite trust. I don't expect a reply per our "water under the bridge conversation," but if you were curious, that's my word.
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post Thu 16th July 2009, 3:44am
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QUOTE(Shalom @ Wed 15th July 2009, 7:07pm) *

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(I suspect there wouldn't be as much opposition as you'd think, other than the Civility Police and possibly Shalom.)
Depends if I happen to show up. I certainly would not support. This despite the fact that you have been a fine admin and did not abuse your tools or standing. RFA is about trust, not performance; and I lack the requisite trust. I don't expect a reply per our "water under the bridge conversation," but if you were curious, that's my word.

Sort of examples why you should not be an admin. Your priorities are all fucked up. If there is anything this project needs, it's "fine admins", as it's greatly lacking in that area. But, because you're a pissy little grudge-bearer, you'd oppose her because of a distrust based from her opposing your RFA.

And save the paragraphs detailing the oppose. I know the history.
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post Thu 16th July 2009, 5:40am
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QUOTE(Nerd @ Wed 15th July 2009, 5:50pm) *

QUOTE(Eva Destruction @ Wed 15th July 2009, 10:31pm) *

QUOTE(Nerd @ Wed 15th July 2009, 10:27pm) *

Another RFA would be very stupid indeed. Then again it would show if she still has trust in the community RFA voters' minds.

If I were coming back "substantively" (i.e., not to do one particular non-contentious task) I would. (I suspect there wouldn't be as much opposition as you'd think, other than the Civility Police and possibly Shalom.) The odds of that are fairly unlikely in the current climate, though; there's not much going on that I'd actually have a use for any of the admin functions, and I can happily live without the endless stream of "why did you delete this page on my band!" complaints.


I cannot believe someone would go through the RFA process out of choice, but good for you anyway.


What's not to believe? Thousands have.

And I'm sure this is a great day for Shalom. He and all the IPs he's using are throwing a grand old party.

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But, because you're a pissy little grudge-bearer, you'd oppose her because of a distrust based from her opposing your RFA.


Yep. Few can hold grudges quite like Shalom Yechiel.

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post Thu 16th July 2009, 10:43am
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QUOTE(A Horse With No Name @ Wed 15th July 2009, 11:48pm) *

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(I suspect there wouldn't be as much opposition as you'd think, other than the Civility Police and possibly Shalom.)


No, there wouldn't be as much as I think -- there would probably be more. It would be a reprise of what Alex went through times two, since your sarcasm is far more cutting than anything Alex could create and RfA people have lost their adoration for that kind of shit.


No. I actually think Iridescent wouldn't have that much of a prob. Iri has a somewhat brusque personality and editing style, but she can also be hilarious if you're not on the receiving end, and what she says even if she has a go at you often makes sense to you if you get past the way it's delivered. smile.gif She has plenty of wiki-friends.

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post Thu 16th July 2009, 3:23pm
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Iri has a somewhat brusque personality and editing style, but she can also be hilarious if you're not on the receiving end, and what she says even if she has a go at you often makes sense to you if you get past the way it's delivered. smile.gif She has plenty of wiki-friends.


So does Majorly and look what happened to him. wink.gif
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post Thu 16th July 2009, 3:50pm
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QUOTE(A Horse With No Name @ Thu 16th July 2009, 4:23pm) *

QUOTE(wikiwhistle @ Thu 16th July 2009, 5:43am) *
Iri has a somewhat brusque personality and editing style, but she can also be hilarious if you're not on the receiving end, and what she says even if she has a go at you often makes sense to you if you get past the way it's delivered. smile.gif She has plenty of wiki-friends.


So does Majorly and look what happened to him. wink.gif


All too often though the wrong person is on the receiving end. While Iridescent never abused admin rights, she can often be quite unfriendly and self-righteous, which is a poor personality trait to have.

She certainly has a lot of wikifriends, and is sometimes funny, but her remarks are sometimes quite cutting. She seems to take an almost aggressive stance on things - not really very good.

One of the most irritating things is when she takes every opportunity to boast about her lackluster FAs on bridges and housing estates, and belittle other editors who haven't quite got her "brilliance".

Other than that, I really do like Iridescent!
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post Fri 17th July 2009, 1:17am
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aawww, I liked teh bridges biggrin.gif
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