This utter car crash, is just the latest in a long line of examples of the many countless incidents where Ritchie being a dumbass, a cowboy, or just plain retarded, causes the community, and blocked users, immense amounts of stress and confusion.
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... th_closure
When are they going to ask themselves the question.....why did we ever trust this pillock with the tools?
Basic policy knowledge and the ability to admit your screw ups, are two basic qualities every Administrator needs. But Ritchie has always been much more of a special needs Administrator than that, this is yet another situation where he simply doubles down on his dumbassery even after he has been shown to be colouring outside the lines.
It isn't simply incompetence, he has always seemingly taken the view that the best way to see the change you want to see in how Wikipedia is administered, is to use your individual power as an Administrator to do things differently, confident it is a big step for any other Administrator to undo your actions, and a real pain in the ass for the community to do it. Others can write the RfCs and change the policies, or not due to the lack of support, as is the case in the changes Ritchie wants to see.
Sensible people would recognise this for what it is. Disruption. The use of privileges granted on trust they will be used wisely, to pursue a personal/political agenda. They block ordinary editors for that. Hopefully that makes it clear for everyone why Ritchie so values being an Administrator, and more worryingly why he was so eager to stuff the Admin ranks with like minded individuals, or as a second best option, people who would view him favourably should his actions ever be questioned.
Every one of his proteges should ask themselves, did Ritchie really select me for the good of Wikipedia? If they are even capable of that level of insight. Don't worry guys and girls, they can't enforce AGF on your brain waves! Search your feelings......
Ivanvector was only co-nominated by Ritchie, but he's right there in that car crash, trying to rationalise Ritchie's actions and dismiss the controversy as "moot", even though what he's saying about the situation directly contradicts Ritchie's interpretation of what his action means, making confusion or even dispute in future when it comes to interpreting it, inevitable. That's some gold standard loyalty there.
Ivan even signs off with...
Gee. Where have I heard that before? (any time a user lands at AN/I that Ritchie doesn't want sanctioned).There's nothing left to do here, everyone should really just go back to writing an encyclopedia now.
Ritchie knows how valuable his version of Operation Treadstone was. This was no training mission. As he is unlikely to shelve it permanently, for as long as he remains an Administrator, you I can expect him to be planning a reboot, in some form or another. This is a guy you do not want being given access to even more power in the cult, as he has been hinting he has designs on.