User talk:Cusop Dingle

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Hey, Cusop![edit]

Hello there. I almost never suggest that an editor who's marked himself as retired should reconsider, but I'm making an exception in your case. I'd actually written a thoughtful, friendly essay to tell you so, here, but my browser crashed and I lost it. Maybe I should limit myself to 100 open tabs or fewer? Anyway, in apparent exasperation over the resounding yawns you received at AN/I, you wrote something like, "We don't have to tolerate rudeness, and we certainly don't have to tolerate harassment."

I really wish you could have read my previous, now floating about in bits on the aether. It was comforting like warm apple pie and slightly melted ice cream, it was sensitive, it hit just the right note of collegiality without being too familiar, and it struck a near-perfect balance between self-effacing humour and knowing commiseration. ( Sniff; I really miss it. ) I guess I'll have to just be direct, instead. So .....

Welcome to Wikipedia! The real Wikipedia, I mean, where one of our putative five pillars is more like a soda straw than anything resembling a structural support. The rudeness you were met with was, not to put too fine a point on it, rather like a giddy puppy quivering all over with anticipatory glee at the intoxicating prospect of licking your ankles in a rapture of submissive ecstasy, in comparison to some of what we see here. I restored an external link at a certain admin's pet article, once, and he thrashed about in apoplexy for a good 15 minutes before he finally asserted it was, "a dirty, rotten, low-life trick". When he kept up the abuse, I took it to AN/I, and met with the same chorus of yawns you heard, essentially. After he very emphatically declared that I'm "an ass" and doubled down by insisting he'd "stand by" that assertion until Wikipedia becomes a reliable source, at AN/I of all places, a couple of admins told me (not him) that he probably shouldn't do that.

In retrospect, I find the whole episode pretty comical. At the time, of course, I was incensed, especially that no one would block the utensil, and was a fewer keystrokes away from posting a scorched-earth diatribe there by way of a retirement notice than I care to admit. I didn't, however, and later became acquainted, at one remove, with the touchingly childlike antics of a certain editor who regularly tells people, "fuck off", calls them "arsehole", and just generally acts like an overtired four-year old whenever anyone criticises or disagrees with him.

At first I was pretty incensed about that, too, that he was allowed to wander about the shop knocking newcomers over with his great fat backside flogging about like a kind of grotesque wrecking ball (ie "allowed to cause so much low dramah") ... for a while. Then, later, and for a while longer, I thought it just ridiculously funny. Then, eventually, I arrived at my current view: Maybe it's funny, viewed in one way, but the pathos of it really touches me. What must it be like, to have a default mode that requires one to interpret almost every criticism or disagreement as so urgent a personal threat that it demands an immediate escalating response to keep one's conscious self-view reasonably intact? What a damned heavy weight to have to carry into every interaction with others.

It's not that many admins wouldn't like to enforce civility, you know. They just don't bother, because they know some fool admin will always show up to unblock anyone who's been blocked over it. None of them wants to be the guy whose blocks are always overturned within minutes. Girls won't dance with admins who have that rep, at the Friday night admin mixers and pool parties. Or none of them would, I mean, if we still had any girls left on Wikipedia. I think we still had a few, as late as early 2010, but the boys were rude to them, and they left.

Right, then: I looked through your edit history, and you're an obvious credit to the project, even if you do happen to be almost entirely wrong in the view you expressed at RSN concerning IRmep. ;-) We disagree on that, I mean, although I haven't joined the party there ... yet, probably. But I see I've written another essay; delete it if you like. I really think the previous one was better. Cheers,  – OhioStandard (talk) 14:56, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

April 2012[edit]

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I noticed your username commenting at an Arbcom discussion regarding civility. An effort is underway that would likely benifit if your views were included. I hope you will append regards at: Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Civility enforcement/Questionnaire Thank you for considering this request. My76Strat (talk) 08:05, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

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