good chemistry is complicated,
and a little bit messy -LW
Re^7: How do janitors get fired? (sneaky)by tye (Sage)
|on Jan 10, 2007 at 23:40 UTC||Need Help??|
You weren't active during the time that it was decided to limit membership to those who were actively following discussions of policy. So your removal was justified (because you weren't active).
The action was announced. But you didn't see the announcement because you weren't active in keeping up with janitorial policy discussions.
Now you claim that you will be active. So perhaps you would be a good addition to janitors. However, we aren't looking for more janitors at this time.
We could have instead snooped and announced "the following people haven't looked at the wiki in the last X days or haven't made more than Y node edits in the last Z days and so have been dropped due to that inactivity". However, an important part of the culling was to require everyone who remained to positively commit to paying stricter attention to policy. So we, perhaps unfortunately, decided to evaluate two criteria with one test.
It was hoped that those who didn't see the notice would be forced to admit to themselves that they hadn't been active in following policy and so would realize that there was some reason for dropping them from the group.
Your lack of activity was temporary, but it was real and extended. That some things happened while you were gone should not be a big shock. It even took you quite a while to notice after your membership had been dropped.
In hindsight, it probably would have been better to personally announce to each dropped member after they failed to respond in time, and to thank them for otheir service. But I don't think that failure in courtesy justifies a change in outcomes.
Finally, your private ultimatum to me ("otherwise just delete my account and all of my contributions here") is so against the point of this site as to warrant considering removing you from janitors if you were still in it. If you take the mt2k route and choose to take all of your marbles and go home, then most likely all of your marbles will be restored from backup and your account locked. I certainly will vote against adding anyone to janitors who has made such a pronouncement (since janitors have the ability to wipe more than just their own nodes).
Although your ultimatum didn't have a smiley on it, I'm not inclined to take it completely seriously as it runs counter to my impression of your character. I hope my impression is not that inaccurate.
I'm sorry that this clumsy site management has upset you so much and prompted a self-defeating ultimatum.