Tue 15th December 2009, 11:21pm
QUOTE(Malleus @ Tue 15th December 2009, 12:09am)
QUOTE(Somey @ Tue 15th December 2009, 5:18am)
QUOTE(Obesity @ Mon 14th December 2009, 10:18pm)
I can't remember.
Mr. Obesity was blocked for a humor attempt
, i.e., violating the most important Unwritten Rule of Wikipedia: no Humor Attempts.
The blocking admin decided the attempt was not funny, and unblocked him shortly thereafter.
Seriously, that's exactly what happened...
It has always seemed strange to me that admins add block log entries willy nilly, but when their blocks are shown to be demonstrably wrong the block remains on the rap sheet. Where is the log of crap administrator actions?
Ah, you ask a perennial question asked here many times.
Wikipedia is somewhat like law enforcement in this. If you're arrested in way you manage to successfully sue the cops about, procedure-wise, the arrest still stays on your rap sheet (or contact record). You must go through an entire separate procedure to get it expunged. But the screwups of each individual cop remain in their private personnel files, and are NOT visible to the public. Thus, any cop who stops you, can look up ever contact you've ever had with the police, on his car computer. Can do this BEFORE deciding to arrest you. You, however, can't find out a thing about your detaining or arresting officer and how many times he's been reamed for unprofessional behavior by his commander.
We've suggested before that every WP admin needs a sprotected "complaint sheet" attached to his account, which (s)he cannot edit. (He can make complaints about outright vandalisms or scatology from others, but it has to be removed by a third party). Each complaint (limited to so-many words) can be answered by the admin with the same word limit. There may be up to 3 cycles of this per complaint, with the complainee getting the last word. And all this just sits there, forever. Any complainer about this admin in the future can have it to refer to. And of course it's useful when the admin comes up for RfA on the new term limits plan.
And no barnstars on the thing!
Put those on the admin's user talk page.