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From: John Lee <johnleemk-u1xxEuL7cY4AvxtiuMwx3w <at> public.gmane.org>
Subject: Re: Turn off AfD
Newsgroups: gmane.science.linguistics.wikipedia.english
Date: Saturday 10th December 2005 10:33:23 UTC (over 13 years ago)
The Cunctator wrote:

> 
>
>Back in the day when the "admin" class was created the claim by people
>like Jimbo is that in the long run nearly everyone would have admin
>powers; that it would be no special thing. I was skeptical for obvious
>reasons. But I'm still willing to believe that's what we're heading
>towards.
>  
>
Really? I never knew this. But honestly, I don't see why I anybody could 
be that optimistic about this. RfA is getting ridiculous. On one RfA 
(NSLE's), we had an oppose vote because, among other things, the user 
started thanking people for voting support before the RfA finished. On 
another, (Mo0's), somebody voted oppose because "your talk page seems to 
be vandalised a lot" and "we should be erring on the side of caution, 
and voting Oppose unless we are absolutely sure". Adminship is 
supposedly not a big deal, but it is. This is even more clear when you 
look at Requests for Bureaucratship, where many people vote oppose 
because "we don't need more bureaucrats". I know this is off-topic, but 
I really think we should be looking into the RfA process as well as AfD, 
because RfA appears to be becoming the new VfD (yes, VfD). Last time, it 
was the "in" thing to bash VfD. Now, it's the "in" thing to bash RfA, as 
anyone who spends some time on our IRC channels should notice. This is 
worrying.

John Lee
([[User:Johnleemk]])
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