Is it skill, or stupidity, to make such an obvious understatement? Not so strong implies there are established editors who are worse at it. Who the hell are they?At the end of the day this is a writing based project and Eric's writing skills are strong; his interpersonal skills not so strong.
Are you genuinely asking, because it seems to be that anyone who claims to know Eric, would already be aware that is exactly his Wikipedia reality. Some have literally said, let's make sure we have extracted all the possible benefit we can, before we have to inevitably toss him on the garbage dump. To a (wo)man, his enablers have literally shown no willingness to reform him, so that he might become the gift that keeps on giving for the rest of his natural life.Can we as a community judge him for the second and kick him out, yet take full advantage of the first?
Um, who, on Wikipedia, is doing that?Is it necessary for editors to belittle contributions because he's grouchy?
Seriously? You're going to go there? If you knew anything about Eric, you'd know he prides himself on the fact everything he does, is entirely his concious choice. Even if his problems are the result of some undiagnosed major personality disorder, he clearly thinks he is the master of his emotions. He would be incredibly insulted to have his often extremely calculated responses, carefully designed to cut his opponent to the bone, as something entirely involuntary, the result of an illness, not his agency. Seriously, if you want to know the real Eric, go to him and suggest this is how he should be seen. Say it to his face, and watch him explode with fury at you, friend or no friend.I know someone with Tourette's syndrome - hypothetically what if that were the case here? Could we find a place for him?
Finally, an indication you do know Eric, having seen him be an asshole to newbies. Some of his enablers claim this never even happens. More of this honesty, please. The professor analogy holds only after you construct a University where teachers are allowed to exclude students if they simply don't show enough deference and respect for his awesomeness. If Eric had real talent as a teacher, he would be able to reach people who are not so enamoured with him.Ironically Malleus/Eric is incredibly patient and helpful with new editors but he's like one those professors who's snappy (very snappy) and yet from whom students gain the most.
Ha. You clearly don't know the community at all. If there is any reaction to your nonsense, it will be to praise you. Most are as dumb as you, the rest will see the value you bring to Eric's cause as a useful idiot.This comment will probably come across very stupid to most of you and you all will flock to my talk page to berate me.
He will get no peace, unless or until Wikipedia becomes a place where he owns his articles, and decided to actually delete WP:CIVIL. Hopefully now, the pure absurdity of these kinds of LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE style pleas, really are. You're also ignoring of course how often Eric goes seeking trouble, usually to reignite a feud with someone who has said they want to draw a line under things and be left alone. Or is just generally looking to create drama and insult people over one of his pet peeves, like his very recent comments on citation systems. Just another aspect of his behavior that you were presumably ignorant of, since I think you lack the brains to be able to lie for him. At least convincingly.But it needs to be said. Leave the man in peace.
That is literally the Wikipedia way. You're all disposable work units. Although he says it just to elicit sympathy, as if people are really meant to believe he can conceive of a world of kindness and valuing humans without weighting their worth first, people who are not him, Eric readily admits he realizes this is the WIkipedia way.Ideally we'd milk him for all he's worth and get as much content from him as we can, but that's not the Wikipedia way.
This would have been the point where you explain how......other than making sure there could have been no issue, because EEng would have been following your STAY AWAY order. As an editor who is simply a different side of the same coin, the beloved flawed genius, you have set yourself quite the paradox there, no?In my view the Moors murders issues could have been worked out
Yeah, you really don't know a thing about Eric at all, do you? You could fill a book with the times people have pleaded for it all to just stop. Understanding why it doesn't have any effect, requires understanding the Eric situation at a depth far behind your limited means.It would be best to drop this matter altogether and move on. It's just too exhausting.
By all means, suggest practical, workable, solutions, ones that would be acceptable to Wikipedians in general, not those who have no problem with being Eric's devoted sycophants.
Oh, she's gone.