Sun 30th November 2008, 10:48pm
Rlevse has a history of making comments and taking decisions without really knowing what is the problem.
Anyone who has been a clerk should have acted exemplary, because they are those most implicated in cases after the arbitrators and they had the chance to prove themselves. That's a serious minus. He has shown some restrain though, and I may be wrong about him.
Jayvdb is a compleatly different story, there are strong chances that this guy will be taking the side of his friends if he ever become an arbitrator. He has also acted very dishonestly by proxying for one of his buddies on another wiki to request a cross wiki checkusers against a user who was behaving on English Wikipedia, profitting his body who was doing anything to have the user restricted. As a result the thing was brought on Wikipedia-en and used to try to sanction someone. He even lied claiming to not have had communicated with his body during the time period, when he admited communication took place. He also claimed not reading all which was to be read about an incident and then claiming he is quite sure of the fact about it.
Right now, he can have supports, because his contributions in articles were mostly limited to reverting anon IPs and creating pages of 2 line long. But once he become implicated it will become clear.
Some other reminder, most of the contacts the guy has is with influencial members, for exemple, Lar who is a facebook friend of his (not that it is bad, but just that John's choices of contact are mostly targeted where it matters in term of obtaining supports, and not the result of a long term collaboration in writting articles), Clerks etc.
QUOTE(Cla68 @ Sun 30th November 2008, 4:17pm)
For what it's worth, I support the following candidates because of their excellent and sustained main space or other kinds of contributions:Risker
Cool Hand Luke
Fish and Karate
As of right now, I only really oppose two candidates:Jdforrester
- A failure to accept any accountability for the IRC fiasco and a conspicuous lack of consistent mainspace edits.Carcharoth
- This is a tough one. Carcharoth appears to be a genuinely nice person and seems to be effective at mediating disputes. The problem is, there already is an effective mediator on the ArbCom, NYB, and I don't think we need another. We need more arbs that will kick tail and cut through the nonsense and wikipolitics (and I'm not necessarily implying that NYB doesn't ever do this). East718 presents a compelling argument
Good luck to all the candidates!