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> Arbcom follies, Arbcom is totally blown away by the leaker
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post Thu 4th August 2011, 6:23am
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QUOTE(radek @ Wed 3rd August 2011, 10:21pm) *

Ah, Sandstein. We must discuss Sandstein.

Must we? How many times has his arrogant idiocy been discussed here?
And to what end? He continues to thrash around on WP with impunity.

Too many WR threads relating to the Arbcom leaks have either degenerated into gawk-fests
or outright fights. Perhaps most of them belong in the Annex, where you guys can babble
about "ooh, Risker said something dumb!" or "I agree with Sandstein, but..." not to mention
hopeless Wiki-propagandists like Mathsci and RH&E coming here to post smug one-liners.

You're all missing the point. The leaks show one overarching fact: Arbcom is a miserable,
pathetic, conflicted, windbaggy, and utterly useless gang of misanthropes and loose screws.

They do not seem to solve any major conflicts on en-WP, nor do I see them do anything
else of a constructive nature. They pretended to ban the Church of Scientology, and yet
Scientology editwars continue to pop up. They claimed to solve the Monty Hall problem
squabble, yet that article continues to be a battleground. Same for Armenian-Azeri,
Israel/Palestine POVing, etc. etc. And they did NOTHING about Cirt.

Just that simple. Hanging on their every cowardly self-serving pronouncement will do
nothing to fix any "encyclopedia". Treating them like "celebrities" is beneath contempt,
because they do NOT deserve to be treated like "celebrities". If you take them seriously,
they will take themselves seriously.

That place is a sickness. You cannot reason with or convince a sickness of anything.
Talking about cholera or typhoid fever does not make the the bacteria go away.

Is that clear enough?
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post Thu 4th August 2011, 6:28am
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You're all missing the point. The leaks show one overarching fact: Arbcom is a miserable,
pathetic, conflicted, windbaggy, and utterly useless gang of misanthropes and loose screws.


Yeah, but what fun is it to state the obvious? I guess obvious is not obvious to every one.

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They do not seem to solve any major conflicts on en-WP, nor do I see them do anything
else of a constructive nature. They pretended to ban the Church of Scientology, and yet
Scientology editwars continue to pop up. They claimed to solve the Monty Hall problem
squabble, yet that article continues to be a battleground. Same for Armenian-Azeri,
Israel/Palestine POVing, etc. etc. And they did NOTHING about Cirt.


I think I said pretty much the same thing somewhere recently. Is it possible to point to at least one ArbCom case, other the ones which were focused on a particular single editor, which actually "solved" a problem?

(To be fair, Eastern Europe's been quiet for awhile now, though I think a chunk of the credit should go to ... Sandstein (the 2010 ArbCom did some right things too to give credit where credit's due))
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