Tue 26th February 2008, 10:45am
QUOTE(Neil @ Tue 26th February 2008, 5:33am)
There a few of Guy's more egregious diffs from earlier times, but most of them are from the past 12 months. Too many "old" examples would be ammunition for the inevitable wave of blind pro-JzG support from the usual suspects ("you can't judge Guy's behavior based on his edits in 2005!") .
We all know who they are (SlimV/Crum375, Georgewilliamherbert, MONGO, Mikkalai, ElinorD, David Gerard, Jayjg, etcetera) and what they'll say - "yes, Guy has some rough edges but his heart is in the right place", "if everyone admin worked as hard to defend the project as JzG this would be a much better encyclopedia", "the issue is not Guy but the TROLLS ARRRGH he is battling", ad nauseum.
I have no doubt the fact Viridae (and now I!) have posted on Wikipedia Review will be brought up and used to try and derail the process.
The RFC must be watertight, and as lean as possible, because every minute flaw will be focused upon to distract from the main issue - JzG's behaviour has been contemptible and he must be desysopped - I don't want him representing Wikipedia (and whether they/we like it or not, admins are seen as representatives).
Excellent points all around. It's good that balanced individuals such as yourself are involved with this pending RFC to make sure that everything is done by the book. All the best, godspeed.