Thu 2nd February 2012, 11:52pm
QUOTE(Herschelkrustofsky @ Thu 2nd February 2012, 1:58pm)
I think that the most harmful editors are the POV pushers, because they have destroyed the credibility of the project by converting into a WP:SOAPbox for propaganda. They also drive away good contributors whom they regard as their opponents, either by simply annoying them to the breaking point, or conniving to get them banned.
That is somewhat true. Yet the craziest POVers have also written good material--biased as it often is,
it could be cleaned up, provided that anyone in the Freak Show really cared. They don't, so it isn't.
I'm thinking of really disgusting slimy characters like Orangemike, Hersfold or MuZemike. People
who block good editors, ruin the thing's reputation, and go around killing good content (most of the
real bastard-admins are also deletionists). I frankly think Orangemike should be tied down and
forcibly medicated. Not administering an "encyclopedia".
No one ever talks about Alexf or Tnxman307, two of the worst blockers, with user-block lists that
go on forever. I know for a fact that they've both blocked hundreds, maybe thousands, of people
improperly, apparently just for the sheer hell of it.
(Alexf is a rabid deletionist. He tries to kill articles that he really should not kill. Evil? Sloppy?
And, Alex Feldstein
is relatively easy to find in the real world. I don't see his name in the DICK award votes.)
Or Ryulong. He screwed a LOT of people, and I don't recall anyone setting things right after he was desysopped.
There are still WP admins who think he is a great, great guy.