Who in their right mind willingly volunteers to contribute a project where you would be calling this douche a colleague? In the workplace sense or in any other sense. Nobody in their right mind wants to be associated with this kind of assholery. He does this to someone who merely suggested Wikipedia is a workplace, so you can imagine how much of a Grade-A wanker he is to someone who is doing something that directly impacts him.It's not my goal to convince you, but to inoculate onlookers against spread of this "workplace" virus, and I believe I've achieved that. EEng 12:30, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
The decline of Wikipedia is easy to understand. When Larry Sanger said the inmates took over the asylum, he was meaning people like EEng. He may have even been meaning him specifically. I just tried to check his contributions, and was not surprised to see he has written some code to ensure you cannot do that via the sidebar (I know you still can, that it is only some kind of overlay, but that is hardly the point, and many users won't have a clue about that).
That is of course a violation of any number of policies, as is pretty much everything about his userpace. But you cannot enforce policy on EEng, he is special, he is a Ward of Bishonen. She runs the show, not Jimbo. You can probably chart the decline of Wikipedia from that point, when it ceased to be about building an encyclopedia, and instead became an exercise in stroking the egos of Special Little Freaks like this.
Pretending to have a conversation with someone, when your intention is merely to grandstand for the benefit of the gallery and the other person can essentially go fuck themselves for all you care, that is a violation of Wikipedia policy, indeed of the entire principle of what the site is meant to be. The virus he is against is not the analogy to a workplace, it is the very idea he has to show anyone he doesn't agree with, a basic level of respect. He is a perfect example of who was meant when that now infamous phrase "is not and never was a Wikipedian" was uttered. The toxic scum. The cancer causing foreign body.
You think any single one of these retard Administrators understands that? Much less is prepared to stomp EEng's head into the ground until he gets it? Or course they don't. When he proudly admits to doing toxic shit like this, stuff that exposes his true nature and utter incompatibility with Wikipedia, nobody does anything. And that is only partly because they are shit scared of Bishonen.