Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
No such thing as a small change
 
PerlMonks  

Re^4: How do janitors get fired? (sneaky)

by dws (Chancellor)
on Jan 11, 2007 at 19:41 UTC ( #594216=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: How do janitors get fired? (sneaky)
in thread How do janitors get fired?

Given previous attempts to cull inactive members from privileged groups, I think the level of sneakiness was appropriate.

Previous attempts?

I've been mostly inactive as a janitor for well over a year. A simple /msg noting a desire to cull the list, and I would happily have relinquished. (And a /msg after I'd been removed from the list would have saved me some confusion if I did see something that needed janitoring, felt so inclined, and then found that I couldn't any more.)

The way this was done feels like one of those student government takeovers by the cabal who've figured out how to use Roberts Rules of Order to exclude everyone else. Being a janitor requires hanging around in the editors' wiki? I rarely did that back when I was doing a lot of janitoring.

To my mind, you'd have been better off saying publicly that you were going to cull the list, and that decisions would be arbitrary.


Comment on Re^4: How do janitors get fired? (sneaky)
Re^5: How do janitors get fired? (sneaky)
by jdporter (Canon) on Jan 11, 2007 at 22:02 UTC
    you'd have been better off saying publicly that you were going to cull the list

    It was said as publicly as it needed to be, which was in the editors wiki. IMHO, there is no excuse for an active janitor not to be current with what's on the wiki. And to be inactive for some stretch of time (a year, say, or even a couple weeks) and then resume janitorial activities without first catching up on the wiki would be prima facie reason for disqualification from the job.

Re^5: How do janitors get fired? (sneaky)
by virtualsue (Vicar) on Jan 27, 2007 at 13:52 UTC
    I have waited a few weeks to see if my feelings on this deplorable episode would change at all, given time. They haven't. I also wanted to see if ysth would respond, but he hasn't deigned to do so. That's a serious mistake, because actions of this nature have consequences.

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://594216]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others having an uproarious good time at the Monastery: (8)
As of 2014-11-27 08:44 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    My preferred Perl binaries come from:














    Results (182 votes), past polls