ericbarbour wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:07 pm
And TEN MONTHS after I posted that comment on the Criticism talkpage, Josh showed up there and posted this smug little "suggestion". Almost as if he was daring me to edit his shitopedia. Suck my ass, Josh.
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It's a pretty cute piece of trollery, that's for sure. Shows what being a Wikipedia Administrator is all about.
On the one hand, it's typical jpg, he routinely says that nonsense to anyone who turns up to criticise Wikipedia content, so he's being a good little Wikishit. Plausible and in character.
On the other, well, let's all just accept that everyone involved surely knows that these days, with BLP policy as advanced as it is, how utterly insane it is for any Wikipedia Administrator to be advising an IP editor to just go right ahead and jump right in, in that scenario.
He's flaunting the fact he can say an insane thing like that, and nobody can touch him.
Thanks to Queen Bishonen, you can't even report that shit to ArbCom in a public fashion as an outsider (emails being easily rejected or just ignored). And if you can't report it, well, under their weird ideas of self governance, that means ArbCom isn't mandated to investigate it, to see if it is indicative of an overall pattern of questionable comments (and thus actions) by this Administrator.
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