Wikipedia talk:Admin buddies

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It occurs to me that this could be generalized to "editor buddies", although I'm not quite sure how that would play out, open to anybody's thoughts. Stan 14:41, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

It occurs to me that those for whom this is of any use have been doing it for years. Furthermore, why such a thing should (or even could) be restricted to people who happen to be in a particular permissions group is beyond me. It certainly isn't at the moment. This page is utterly pointless; it says nothing that could not be inferred from the two words in its title, and even those are misleading – Gurch 15:26, 27 April 2007 (UTC)
Quite possibly you're right - so what's your idea for solving the problem of admin burnout? Stan 15:54, 27 April 2007 (UTC)
I don't think a solution to this is necessary at all. If people want to get fed up and leave, just let them. Being an administrator here quite frankly sucks; this is a voluntary project, people put a lot of time into it and have the right to request de-adminship or leave altogether if they've had enough.
If you must find a solution, find a way to address some of the idiotic 'standards' currently applied during our adminship request process. We have a plentiful supply of relative newcomers who have not yet tired of this place's little games – Gurch 18:45, 27 April 2007 (UTC)
Why wouldn't a solution be necessary? Of course admins have the right to leave or request de-adminship, I don't think anyone disagrees with that. But if something helps so that they don't feel the need to leave, that would be a good thing. Garion96 (talk) 19:57, 27 April 2007 (UTC)
The problem with shrugging when people get fed up and leave is that you lose experience and background, and RfA becomes difficult because nobody has been around enough to know who is trustworthy. Wouldn't it be better to come up with ways to make adminning suck less? If you're giving up on changing anything, then you've already gone well into burnout. Stan 20:37, 27 April 2007 (UTC)
Yes, I have; thanks for that, Captain Obvious :) – Gurch 21:32, 27 April 2007 (UTC)