tl;dr – a blocked sockpuppet was complaining on their talk page, and it made for some awesome slam poetry
It’s that time of the year again where we subject those brave few to the criticisms of the community at large, and select those we wish to represent us on the Arbitration Committee.
I can remember the joy of CUOS2017 like it was yesterday. It’s a different sort of nerves than what RfA does to you, namely because you know the majority of the discussion goes on behind the scenes.
Civility on the English Wikipedia is a surprisingly derisive topic – you wouldn’t think that “don’t be a dick” would cause a reaction other than “yeah, good idea”.
I’ve been having a bit of an emotional moment with Wikipedia – that would normally mean being a bit miffed at the wiki-politics, but lately its been a bit of a realisation that many of the editors I “started editing with” are disappearing, either fading away in activity or in the rare heartbreaking case, passing away.
I’ve toyed with the idea of a Wikipedia-focused blog for a little while – somewhere to more verbosely give my thoughts than the odd saracastic quip at ANI, but still detached enough that I don’t get in too much trouble for what I say.