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tarantino
Majorly has quietly faded away, (though I see he still checks in here once in a while).

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Majorly@various
Please remove all user rights from meta, commons and simple English Wikipedia. --Majorly talk 01:41, 27 March 2010 (UTC)


Good for you, Alex!
Ottava
QUOTE(tarantino @ Sun 28th March 2010, 11:37pm) *

Majorly has quietly faded away, (though I see he still checks in here once in a while).

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Majorly@various
Please remove all user rights from meta, commons and simple English Wikipedia. --Majorly talk 01:41, 27 March 2010 (UTC)


Good for you, Alex!


Old news. Plus, I think he retired from here long before.
The Joy
QUOTE(tarantino @ Sun 28th March 2010, 7:37pm) *

Majorly has quietly faded away, (though I see he still checks in here once in a while).

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Majorly@various
Please remove all user rights from meta, commons and simple English Wikipedia. --Majorly talk 01:41, 27 March 2010 (UTC)


Good for you, Alex!


Good gravy, I almost had a heart attack! I thought you were announcing Majorly's death! ohmy.gif

I can imagine how Wikipedians would deal with it. dry.gif

Majorly: "Everyone, I think I'm dyin-- ARRRGGH!"

Admin 1: "Majorly? You haven't edited in days. Are you dead?"

Admin 2: "I don't think he's dead. What kind of person edits 'ARRRGGH!' while they are dying?"

Admin 1: "Perhaps he was dictating?"

Admin 3: "If he was dictating, that means his account is not being run by him. It is compromised."

17:17, 27 March 2010 Admin 3 (talk | contribs) blocked Majorly (talk | contribs) (account creation blocked, e-mail blocked, cannot edit own talk page) with an expiry time of indefinite ‎ (compromised account, dead can't edit encyclopedia)

Admin 3: "Majorly, if you are alive, please contact ArbCom to confirm you've regained control of your account. If you are dead, please don't as it would scare the crap out of ArbCom."

:Everyking: "I don't see why the undead should be prevented from editing the wiki."

::Friday: "The dead and editors under 18 should not be editing Wikipedia as they lack maturity and souls."

:::Everyking: "You don't have to have a soul to edit Wikipedia."

(WR Thread regarding Everyking's comment breaks out with much hilarity)

IP: "Does anyone care that Majorly is dead?"

:Admin 3: "Please Assume Good Faith. Just because people don't mourn or speak respectfully of the dead does not mean we don't care. We really don't care, but it's inappropriate for you to assume bad faith that we don't."

::IP: "That's not very nice."

19:17, 27 March 2010 Admin 3 (talk | contribs) blocked IP (talk | contribs) (account creation blocked, e-mail blocked, cannot edit own talk page) with an expiry time of indefinite ‎ (personal attacks, assuming bad faith)

And that would be how Majorly and anyone would be mourned on Wikipedia. unhappy.gif
Moulton
And be sure to heed Yogi Berra's advice: Always attend everyone else's funeral. Otherwise they won't attend yours.
dogbiscuit
It's always nice to hear of these Good Will Hunting endings.
NuclearWarfare
Very, very good. I must go and watch that scene again now.
EricBarbour
He's wiser than most of the other admins........
why can't they quit? angry.gif
A Horse With No Name
QUOTE(tarantino @ Sun 28th March 2010, 7:37pm) *

Good for you, Alex!


Good for us, too! dry.gif
Obesity
I miss that kid. Very troll-able. unhappy.gif
Milton Roe
QUOTE(The Joy @ Sun 28th March 2010, 5:10pm) *

Good gravy, I almost had a heart attack! I thought you were announcing Majorly's death! ohmy.gif

I can imagine how Wikipedians would deal with it. dry.gif

Majorly: "Everyone, I think I'm dyin-- ARRRGGH!"

Admin 1: "Majorly? You haven't edited in days. Are you dead?"

Admin 2: "I don't think he's dead. What kind of person edits 'ARRRGGH!' while they are dying?"

Admin 1: "Perhaps he was dictating?"

Admin 3: "If he was dictating, that means his account is not being run by him. It is compromised."

17:17, 27 March 2010 Admin 3 (talk | contribs) blocked Majorly (talk | contribs) (account creation blocked, e-mail blocked, cannot edit own talk page) with an expiry time of indefinite ‎ (compromised account, dead can't edit encyclopedia)

Admin 3: "Majorly, if you are alive, please contact ArbCom to confirm you've regained control of your account. If you are dead, please don't as it would scare the crap out of ArbCom."

:Everyking: "I don't see why the undead should be prevented from editing the wiki."

::Friday: "The dead and editors under 18 should not be editing Wikipedia as they lack maturity and souls."

:::Everyking: "You don't have to have a soul to edit Wikipedia."

(WR Thread regarding Everyking's comment breaks out with much hilarity)

IP: "Does anyone care that Majorly is dead?"

:Admin 3: "Please Assume Good Faith. Just because people don't mourn or speak respectfully of the dead does not mean we don't care. We really don't care, but it's inappropriate for you to assume bad faith that we don't."

::IP: "That's not very nice."

19:17, 27 March 2010 Admin 3 (talk | contribs) blocked IP (talk | contribs) (account creation blocked, e-mail blocked, cannot edit own talk page) with an expiry time of indefinite ‎ (personal attacks, assuming bad faith)

And that would be how Majorly and anyone would be mourned on Wikipedia. unhappy.gif

biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

God, how funny, and true.

Institutional memory, how we love thee. Not. yecch.gif

Unlike the ants in Frost's poem, Wikipedia is not only departmental, but ungentle TOO. hrmph.gif
The Joy
QUOTE(Milton Roe @ Tue 30th March 2010, 2:44pm) *

QUOTE(The Joy @ Sun 28th March 2010, 5:10pm) *

Good gravy, I almost had a heart attack! I thought you were announcing Majorly's death! ohmy.gif

I can imagine how Wikipedians would deal with it. dry.gif

Majorly: "Everyone, I think I'm dyin-- ARRRGGH!"

Admin 1: "Majorly? You haven't edited in days. Are you dead?"

Admin 2: "I don't think he's dead. What kind of person edits 'ARRRGGH!' while they are dying?"

Admin 1: "Perhaps he was dictating?"

Admin 3: "If he was dictating, that means his account is not being run by him. It is compromised."

17:17, 27 March 2010 Admin 3 (talk | contribs) blocked Majorly (talk | contribs) (account creation blocked, e-mail blocked, cannot edit own talk page) with an expiry time of indefinite ‎ (compromised account, dead can't edit encyclopedia)

Admin 3: "Majorly, if you are alive, please contact ArbCom to confirm you've regained control of your account. If you are dead, please don't as it would scare the crap out of ArbCom."

:Everyking: "I don't see why the undead should be prevented from editing the wiki."

::Friday: "The dead and editors under 18 should not be editing Wikipedia as they lack maturity and souls."

:::Everyking: "You don't have to have a soul to edit Wikipedia."

(WR Thread regarding Everyking's comment breaks out with much hilarity)

IP: "Does anyone care that Majorly is dead?"

:Admin 3: "Please Assume Good Faith. Just because people don't mourn or speak respectfully of the dead does not mean we don't care. We really don't care, but it's inappropriate for you to assume bad faith that we don't."

::IP: "That's not very nice."

19:17, 27 March 2010 Admin 3 (talk | contribs) blocked IP (talk | contribs) (account creation blocked, e-mail blocked, cannot edit own talk page) with an expiry time of indefinite ‎ (personal attacks, assuming bad faith)

And that would be how Majorly and anyone would be mourned on Wikipedia. unhappy.gif

biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

God, how funny, and true.

Institutional memory, how we love thee. Not. yecch.gif

Unlike the ants in Frost's poem, Wikipedia is not only departmental, but ungentle TOO. hrmph.gif


I remember when JzG's sister passed away, he created a memorial page for her. Some tried to have it deleted under "Wikipedia is NOT a memorial." They failed, but other memorials have been deleted as "not contributing to the encyclopedia." Yes, the goals and mission of any organization is important and nothing should impede it if it can be helped, but a memorial page in user space on the world's largest wiki hardly impedes the creation of a so-called encyclopedia. The mental and emotional welfare of workers and volunteers should be a top priority for any organization as doing so increases morale and work efficiency. It also acknowledges that the organization treats its members as human beings and recognizes the emotional, mental, and even spiritual aspects of all members. That means providing leeway in exceptional circumstances (i.e. family hardship, death, medical issues, etc.). Hardline Wikipedians do not seem to understand these concepts of empathy and sympathy. They are obsessed with following the rules to their current letter and act like pre-programmed machines unable to accept anomalies and exceptions that most people in the meat world accept as natural, necessary, and human. It really doesn't help that wikis lack the ability for people to display physical and social cues necessary to display appropriate reactions. Even still, more kindness could be given on Wikipedia.

I, for one, am so glad that Majorly is not dead.
Kelly Martin
Majorly grew up, which is the main reason why he's left. Unfortunately many other Wikipedians are already as mature as they'll ever be.
JeffB
QUOTE(The Joy @ Tue 30th March 2010, 6:13pm) *

I remember when JzG's sister passed away, he created a memorial page for her. Some tried to have it deleted under "Wikipedia is NOT a memorial." They failed, but other memorials have been deleted as "not contributing to the encyclopedia." Yes, the goals and mission of any organization is important and nothing should impede it if it can be helped, but a memorial page in user space on the world's largest wiki hardly impedes the creation of a so-called encyclopedia. The mental and emotional welfare of workers and volunteers should be a top priority for any organization as doing so increases morale and work efficiency. It also acknowledges that the organization treats its members as human beings and recognizes the emotional, mental, and even spiritual aspects of all members. That means providing leeway in exceptional circumstances (i.e. family hardship, death, medical issues, etc.). Hardline Wikipedians do not seem to understand these concepts of empathy and sympathy. They are obsessed with following the rules to their current letter and act like pre-programmed machines unable to accept anomalies and exceptions that most people in the meat world accept as natural, necessary, and human. It really doesn't help that wikis lack the ability for people to display physical and social cues necessary to display appropriate reactions. Even still, more kindness could be given on Wikipedia.


Good point. Of course they don't really even follow their own rules more like their own whims. They don't allow for an off day. Wikipedia is all about living in fear if the elite are going to get you. A constant fight to climb up a water slide. And for what?
SarekOfVulcan
QUOTE(The Joy @ Tue 30th March 2010, 6:13pm) *

I remember when JzG's sister passed away, he created a memorial page for her. Some tried to have it deleted under "Wikipedia is NOT a memorial." They failed, but other memorials have been deleted as "not contributing to the encyclopedia."


And still other memorials have never been on WP in the first place....
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