Mon 1st December 2008, 7:14am
QUOTE(Kato @ Mon 1st December 2008, 6:58am)
I take it all back, this election is hilarious and I'm gripped. There are massive divisions now, and WP has become significantly more political than it was 12 months ago. Nobody is picking up the 90%+ percentages people like Krill and Brad were getting in the past.
If Wales had any sense he'd abolish the whole election thing because this is only going to get worse. By next year's election they'll be all kinds of dirty tricks campaigns and a major implosion in the community. The resentment coming out of this one will rip through WP's Ruling class like a Siberian Wind.
I mean, look at this from Durova on Jehochman:
QUOTE(Durova on Jehochman)
Strongest possible oppose Jehochman has a long history of what could be termed dispute enhancement: passing out pitchforks and lighting torches. Most recently he did that with the banned sockpuppet that was spreading rumors about FT2, Giano, and Oversight. Jehochman even cross posted the troll’s claims to AE under the subthread heading ‘Conspiracy?’. A couple of weeks earlier Jehochman was the sole certifier for the unpopular RFC initiated by Charles Matthews on Slrubenstein. Jehochman was the one who initiated the controversial Elonka recall drive. In the leadup to the unfortunate Zeraeph arbitration he started a community ban proposal on her while other editors were seeking to deescalate. This is pattern behavior that Jehochman has demonstrated in a lot of other situations also: turning up the heat when it isn’t necessary, then after dozens of other people make the difficult decision to come down on one side or another he acts conciliatory and bows out of the resulting mess. Few administrators could be less suitable for arbitration than someone who does this habitually. DurovaCharge! 00:09, 1 December 2008 (UT
and the follow up kick in the nads from Elonka:
Strong oppose. I concur with Durova's assessment, and would add IRC admin-shopping and a history of on-wiki harassment to the list of concerns about Jehochman's behavior. He is absolutely not someone who should be on the Wikipedia Arbitration Committee. Further comments and diffs, as well as Jehochman's rebuttal, are available at my ACE2008 notes page. --Elonka 01:10, 1 December 2008 (UTC)
..."history of on-wiki harrassment?"
You aren't usually allowed to say things like that about someone in Wikipedia unless they're a candidate for some kind of elected position, like admin, arbitrator, or bureaucrat. In those cases, though, you're often free to let loose. In all seriousness though, Elonka needs to stop falsely accusing Jechochman of harassment. Elonka's starting to sound like someone else, and I think we know who I'm referring to.
Anyway, I thought it was funny that someone above used the phrase "level up" to describe running for ArbCom. Along the same lines, someone needs to develop a tool, like the edit count calculator, to define each editor's total charisma, hit, attack, and cabal points to help them decide if their RfA or whatever will be successful before they decide to run.