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It is 05:58:55 on October 2, 2023, according to the server's time and date.

Inactive admin for April 2023

The following admin can be desysopped for inactivity:

Thanks Ale jrb for your service to Wikipedia. Graham87 18:42, 1 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  •  Done, with thanks for long service to the project. –xenotalk 01:17, 2 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I would suggest to the 'crats that in future these sorts of complaints be speedily referred to a more appropiate forum, as this is not a page for developing or altering policy. This is obviously not what this noticeboard is for. Beeblebrox (talk) 05:04, 7 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I do not understand how you can feel good about this desysopping process: it should read "Fuck you, with meaningless thanks for all you did that we no longer care about." What have you accomplished? Geometry guy 23:19, 6 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Geometry guy: Community sentiment on this is built on the notion that inactive administrator accounts present both security and social risks. A security risk, as someone who is not very active won't notice if their account is compromised; and a social risk, as if someone not very active they may not keep up with community norms around administrator. Bureaucrats may agree or disagree with the motivation of the inactivity desysopping process, yet they are still charged to carry it out. –xenotalk 23:47, 6 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    This kind of oppresive thinking is so pervasive in our society now. If someone causes a security risk, sanction that person, instead of assuming that everyone else is a potential problem. As for "social risk" - do you mean that I might have views that differ from the hive mind and you want to silence them? Well, I just want you to know that when you send these "thank you for your contributions messages" they just piss people off. So if you want to keep doing this, call a spade a spade: "Wikipedia no longer trusts you to protect your account and thinks you could be a threat to our hive mind." Geometry guy 00:00, 7 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Geometry guy If someone causes a security risk, sanction that person, instead of assuming that everyone else is a potential problem. I don't understand. Isn't being desysopped a form of sanction, or are you suggesting we go further than that? Because an inactive account with advanced userrights is a security risk, for the reasons that Xeno mentioned, whether or not you want to acknowledge it.
    As for the social risk...well, anyone reading your message would conclude that you've picked up on the fact you don't fit in. This is because you haven't consistently edited since early 2012, and the community has since moved on without you. This is actually fixable, if you start editing consistently again instead of taking the "moving on" so personally. I dream of horses (Contribs) (Talk) 00:39, 7 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I have not caused a security risk, but have been sanctioned because of the potential that I might. Someone exceeded the speed limit, so let me take away your car because you might do it also. Lol "the community has moved on without you" - do you realise how divisive and exclusionary that language is? Probably not. Like most echo chambers, you don't even realise the hive mind you have created, and have no idea how valuable it would be to have diverse opinions puncture your bubble. Geometry guy 00:56, 7 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    If you're going to bring up cars, a better analogy would be "I've been keeping my car in perfect repair, and haven't driven it in 6 months, but I'm getting ticketed just because I didn't get an inspection sticker put on it." --SarekOfVulcan (talk) 01:14, 7 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    You are still an editor here. You are welcome to remain a member of this community and add your own opinions to provide that diversity. But the last logged action you made was in 2012. You have not performed admin tasks since 2012. You have not been an admin to us, the wider community, since 2012. That you, or any other admin, thought that being an admin on this project was some badge of honor showing you to be of greater worth or importance than we lowly editors is unfortunate, but it was and is a mistaken belief. That you feel that it is a sanction to be relieved of permissions you have not exercised since 2012 is again unfortunate, but again that is a mistaken belief. Your admin rights were there for us, the community, and you declined to use them for ten years before they were removed. That of course has nothing to do with this section or this page, and if you feel like berating somebody I welcome you to use my talk page instead of doing it to somebody who is doing what we, the community, asked them to do. nableezy - 01:36, 7 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Geometry guy I hope you have a better day. Mackensen (talk) 02:47, 7 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Message received. Geometry guy 03:11, 7 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Dbachmann (t · c · del · cross-wiki · SUL · edit counter · pages created (xtools · sigma· non-automated edits · BLP edits · undos · manual reverts · rollbacks · logs (blocks · rights · moves) · rfar · spi) (assign permissions)(acc · ap · fm · mms · npr · pm · pcr · rb · te)

In accordance with an ArbCom motion ([1] / [2]), please desysop Dbachmann.

For the Arbitration Committee,
~ ToBeFree (talk) 18:43, 5 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done. 28bytes (talk) 19:31, 5 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! ~ ToBeFree (talk) 19:33, 5 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


DGG (t · c · del · cross-wiki · SUL · edit counter · pages created (xtools · sigma· non-automated edits · BLP edits · undos · manual reverts · rollbacks · logs (blocks · rights · moves) · rfar · spi) (assign permissions)(acc · ap · fm · mms · npr · pm · pcr · rb · te)

David Goodman, a very long-term editor, admin and former Arb has died-- see User talk:DGG#Passing of David Goodman. Moneytrees🏝️(Talk) 17:13, 10 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done. Per procedure: Wikipedia:Bureaucrats#Deceased_Wikipedians, the rights have been removed. SilkTork (talk) 17:46, 10 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]