Because Wikipedia would have died a death.Poetlister wrote:I've always considered Iridescent to be among the best people on Wikipedia. If there were a lot more people like that, this site wouldn't be needed.
This is what a Wikipedia full of Iridescent's would look like......
The Foundation would be pissed off because they've never said a word to Eric, his reputation as a toxic has come primarily from his fellow volunteers, the Foundation have merely reflected this sentiment as they look for solutions, and they have been given the impression by the likes of Iridescent that interacting directly with the Precious is not their role.If WMF staff are able to talk to Toxic Personalities without bursting into flames, you might want to ask Eric Corbett, as he probably has more experience than anybody else when it comes to multi-editor collaborations at the higher quality levels. ‑ Iridescent 18:33, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
Eric would be pissed off, because he's yet again being used as a meme for Wikipedia toxicity by his so called friends, and he's going to have to waste another half day viciously attacking the Foundation person asking him stupid questions.
The likes of Brianboulton would be pissed off, because this was yet another example of Iridescent acting like Eric Corbett is the only decent Wikipedia editor, based not even on hard evidence just an obvious personal bias, and there is yet again the inference that to be a high quality editor, being toxic, or doing the things that make others think you are toxic, is just necessary.