Kumioko wrote:Zoloft can be an ass privately, but he tries to de-escalate shit publicly.
What a cushy setup--instead of being the dictator, he lets others do the shitting for him.
Vigilant has calmed his personality down since he became a trustee/returned to WO. Barbour said he saw Vigilant being pissy to people on another forum/other fora. I have no doubt that's what Barbour saw, but I hold out hope that Vigilant will hearken to the angels of his better nature now that he's a trustee.
He did that on Reddit's r/wikiinaction.
Making him a trustee shows how badly run WO is. Vigilant is only there to stir up shit. He plainly doesn't care what happens to WP except within his primary framework of pissing on Wikipedia principals and their apologists. And you are NOT permitted to discuss HIS personal history, ever.
Flip Flopped wrote:WO really should undo your "muting," Kumi. Whatever anyone else thought you might do, you were always a good poster on WR-2 (for years). You don't always talk about the same stuff.
Probably hopeless. That board is now run by people who want one thing: to control Wikipedia. They don't give a shit about "real reform" or about changing the internal culture, they want power over it and nothing else. Might as well ask for comic-book super powers.
From what I understand (based on confidential "behind the scenes" discussions), Kumioko requested to be muted. I assume he can ask to be unmuted at any time. But my guess would be, as with Eric, with conditions attached. The same was true for TDA. Unbannings are happening, though slowly and "with conditions."
When it started there were no "conditions" other than no outright direct harassment being allowed. Now there are a raft of "seekret conditions" which are not written down anywhere and not discussed with any "outsiders".
Apparently no one on WO is allowed to:
*criticize Wales directly (unless Greg Kohs does it, then it's okay)
*talk about burning down the Wiki-house (unless Vigilant does it, then it's okay)
*talk about WMF's disgusting internal politics and sleazy connections to Web supporters like Google or Craigslist or the Larry Lessig universe
*openly criticize WP administrators (unless a mod who is also a WP admin, like SB Johnny, does it, then it's okay)
*doxx Wikipedians (unless a WO insider does it, then it's okay)
*edit Encyclopedia Dramatica (ditto)
*post openly on right-wing sites or other sites the trustees and sysops "don't like"
*criticize ANY past or present WO insiders (Tippi Hadron is totally off limits)
*discuss unrelated issues (the Off Topic area is dying)
*or play the hypocritical favoritism games that WO insiders play themselves.
Wikipediocracy has become like Wikipedia itself -- feudal and paranoid.