Mon 28th December 2009, 9:49pm
QUOTE(CharlotteWebb @ Mon 28th December 2009, 10:20pm)
Very good question.
As far as I know the closest any admin has come to being successfully recalled was Navou (a.k.a. half a dozen other names).
I personally asked him for a recall a couple years ago and he said he required six signatures. Once other people agreed with me, he removed himself from the admin-recall category and declared all bets to be off. I'm not sure how many times he changed his mind about that as his pages were deleted but he continued this line of skulduggery for a several days but eventually opened a "recall" page after Durova threatened to disown him.
I believe he maintains that he resigned voluntarily with no cloud and not on account of any stinkin' recall, so the number of recalled admins is still zero by his count.
A little birdy told me this user has passed RFA again under a different name. If this is true it would arguably push the admin-recall tally to negative one.
But good for him. I don't really care anymore.
It's a fun game anyone can play.
Step 1: "I'm open to recall."
Step 2: "I'm open to recall, but only under certain conditions, which I get to define."
Step 3: "I'm open to recall, but you people don't meet the conditions to recall me."
Step 4: "I'm open to recall, as long as people don't abuse the process."
Step 5: "I'm not open to recall anymore. People are abusing the process and using it to harass me."
Step 6: "No one should be open to recall. After all, admins need to have a free hand to deal with miscreants..."
Wikipedia needs a community desysopping mechanism, not silly charades like that.