Seeing as it's going to be filed seconds after the Fram ArbCom case, we might as well start the thread for it early.
Cutting through all the bullshit, there really are only a few pertinent facts to consider.
There were two seriously bad mistakes in how he uses the tools that were uncovered in the Case, the block of Gorilla Warfare that should never have happened, and the excessive block length of his second block of Martinevans. Both were filed as community evidence, and both have been accepted by Fram as showing what they show, his only objection being to whether they support a desysop.
Both of those bad blocks occurred well after his March 2018 bout of introspection (in August 2018 and January 2019 respectively) where he had committed to rethink his approach. Combined with his Fuck ArbCom episode (and it was an episode, not a single comment), this is more than enough to convince anyone that Fram's promises or undertakings are pretty worthless.
He was already beholden to follow policy to the highest standards before he even made that promise. He had been an Administrator since 2007, so you can imagine why he is desperate for his whole history of getting away with it, should not be considered. As stupid as that is, fine. Hoisted by his own petard, as the phrase goes.
What you need to see here to trust that he has actually properly committed to changing his approach, is a sustained period of editing as an ordinary yoke, without any issues that remotely even come close to hinting at this sort of serious issue being a risk, if he were to be trusted with advanced tools. You need evidence.
You need to see Fram genuinely working with others, especially his colleagues, genuinely accepting he might not always be right, genuinely approaching the task of Administration as if it is about guidance first and reluctantly ejecting those who cannot change second, rather than simple enforcement, least of all black and white enforcement with an aggressive and hostile overtone.
Even after all the criticism, what Fram is actually prepared to admit about himself and what he needs to change, and indeed what he is definitely not going to change, is actually pretty unimpressive....
He was given plenty of chances to realize for himself what might be an appropriate statement to make to reassure doubters, I gave a concrete list that address his specific problems, which basically all manifest when he is allowed to act unilaterally and doesn't let shit go. All he has actually done in this whole process is fight. He's wikilawyered the shit out of this whole thing, never really accepting he has anything to answer for, much less fix. The above are concessions offered begrudgingly, and only after he has exhausted everyone, even those trying to help him. Pride and an arrogant belief in his own version of the truth, still guides his every word.As for commitments from my side, I shouldn't have said "Fuck ArbCom". I normally stay away from such language, but then again, I normally don't have to deal with an ArbCom which so regularly makes a mess of things. But the misbehaviour of others is no excuse for my misbehaviour. So in the future I'll restrict my criticism to harsh, direct, precise, but more civil comments. I reserve the right to respond sarcastically to silly statements on my user talk page though, ..... Fram (talk) 06:57, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
The long and the short of it is, Fram is a loooong way from ever being capable of admitting he's just an asshole, he's always going to believe he is somehow the victim, that he is right and everyone else is wrong, and so whatever promise he ultimately gives, his true colors will always inevitably come out in how he Administrates, even in the highly important aspect of just how he conducts himself in discussions, rendering it worthless.
He arguably never was an Administrator, and is incapable of ever being one. Certainly not if measuring by the policy, not some of the dogshit that currently inhabits the office.
Watch these fools return him to the office anyway. After all, how can you refuse it, when you have freely given it to someone who happily breaks whatever rule he wants, Floquenbeam, and someone else who treated the process as a joke and literally personally attacked someone the day before he stood, RexxS. With that recent record of what "higher standard" really means at RfA, it certainly seems unfair to deny someone simply because they're just an everyday asshole by community standards.
As both those shit shows demonstrated, when it comes down to it, in the non-obvious cases of yes/no, in the grey areas, the very last thing it actually comes down to, is the likelihood the candidate can live up to and maintain the expected standards. Fram can't rely on personal friendships to get him over the line, like those two absolutely corrupt cases, but there will be something equally irrelevant that decides this. Especially if it comes down to the decision of the corrupt Bureacrats, who are now two for two in ignoring strength of argument in favour of the mob.