Thu 11th December 2008, 6:36pm
QUOTE(Kelly Martin @ Thu 11th December 2008, 12:03pm)
I see no evidence that One is disrupting this forum. You, on the other hand....
It depends on how you define "disruption," but a certain amount of controversy is probably inevitable, and not entirely his fault. Mr. One/CHL clearly wants to help reform Wikipedia, but in order to avoid the Dreaded Hypocrite Tag (DHT), he had to identify himself and be open about his WR participation - that's presumably not in dispute, and it was commendable of him, but there was also no way his WR participation wasn't going to become an issue for the hard core of WR-haters over there. That core may be dwindling in size, and of course it has plenty of DHT-carriers of its own, but there are probably still enough of them to torpedo an ArbCom candicacy.
Furthermore, if anyone thinks there hasn't been plenty of WP:CANVASSing going on against
Mr. One/CHL, they're probably delusional.
Finally, everyone please bear in mind that we hadn't seriously considered this possibility - that a WR member with lots of posts and a generally fair-minded attitude towards us would run for ArbCom and actually have a chance of making it, with or without the DHT. Things like this can get messy - there are still people on Wikipedia who think we're all raving lunatics who want to axe-murder them in their sleep. (Admittedly, I can think of one or two...
) Remember, if he wins, that's probably good for everyone, even if the ArbCom itself is something of a white elephant at this point.