User talk:Xania

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Re: No consensus[edit]

I have replied on my talk page. Cheers, —§ stay (sic)! 01:59, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

Global sysops Vote[edit]

Hi Xania - I just wanted to say I appreciate your contributions regarding the Global Sysops vote. Despite my previous involvment being solely 'big Wiki' (and non-admin) I'm increasingly concerned by the way it's being conducted as well as the proposal itself. I'd welcome any thoughts you have on the matter. --(RT) 00:44, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

Have you seen the apparent decision on Global Sysops Vote page? I've been trying to play by the rules - but this doesn't look like a 'non-partisan review' to me. No suggestion of putting the "compromise" to a new vote. You may have had the measure of things all along. --(RT) 19:00, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

Global sysops vote[edit]

I am very sad of how it is this vote going. Seems that they are ignoring the rules and they are passing over our rights. This is how wikipedia does not have to go. Seems that this tyranny is destroying the few honest publishers who visit the Wikipedia. The worst part is that they continue to ignore us and their tyranny questions each negative vote as if it were an insult voting against. Regards, --すけ 03:43, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

Please retract your without basis statement with your vote[edit]

Gday Xania. I support your ability to have a vote for or against me. I do not support the maligning that goes with your vote when you present no evidentiary basis for such a comment.

You also seem to be a career wikipedian who just wants another medal. We need fresh faces and preferably fresh faces who speak many languages.
  • Your commentary is insulting, bordering on slanderous, and I would like for you to remove that component
  • Can you justify how I am making a career of this; the evidence that you have used to make that statement, and one place where I have ever required or needed a medal. Personally I think that the evidence you will find will be quite to the contrary.
  • Need a fresh face? Please explain a fresh face in the context of what you require. Are you wanting someone without edits, without experience, of someone who hasn't put themselves up for an election in this forum.

Present that evidence, and I believe that the statements can stay, without that evidence, I believe that you should withdraw those components of the statement.

Addendum

  • Cannot quibble about languages, I wish I had had that opportunity. Kids at my school spoke about 20 languages from across the world, and many were looking to be more proficient in English. I learnt to swear in six, however, that's not very useful at WMF.<shrug>

Regards billinghurst sDrewth 07:19, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

this is why open balloting is a bad idea. Riffic 07:43, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
It is open balloting, and I am totally okay with that and that is not the issue. If someone wishes to have an opinion on anyone, they should have the evidence for such. Xania's commentary on the usefulness on the number of languages I may or may not agree upon, and he has his basis, and the evidence is correct if that is his priority. While I may believe that I have expertise and skills that is language independent; or I may work in an area where it is a lesser priority (as the stewards themselves have stated) that is by-the-by. I am against someone taking a swipe at me in an open forum where I believe that it is untruthful, and there has been no evidence provided to support the accusation. That is not about open-balloting, that is simple courtesy, respect and AGF. billinghurst sDrewth 07:59, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
see, this is a flawed process. Where are the election guidelines for voters? Is this supposed to be an election, or a consensus-gathering exercise? Riffic 08:06, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
I got a chuckle from that first attempt. We can all throw brickbats, whereas it takes a little courage and effort to be part of the solution. In life, I am still looking for perfection, and have no expectation that it will be achieved, sometimes one has to put in some effort to achieve a community's preferred outcome. The process is reasonable and practicable, and like many things on the wiki, improves with time and maturity.
To your addendum. This is where you may miss the point, it is election by consensus. There are no fixed number of candidates, there is no first past the post, there is no 50%+1. Here endeth further comments on this page, happy to continue the philosophical discussion on your talk page. [Xania apologies for getting a little OT here.] billinghurst sDrewth 08:42, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
A rock-paper-scissors match would be more fun (Hi Xania!) riffic 09:07, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
There is no evidence for me to present. If I said that somebody doesn't understand how wikiland works then I'd have no evidence to prove this either. Likewise when I said that you seem to be a career wikipedian I don't have evidence for this either. It's called an opinion and I'm entitled to it. When you discount someone as being inexperienced where is your evidence considering most people start off as anonymous IP editors for a long time before joining? I don't know if you're just hunting for another trophy or not but I do know that you are already enbedded in wikiland because you're a sysop in several places and in my opinion this is bad. Now go away, become less experienced and maybe I'll consider you next time. No offence was intended but I wouldn't worry too much as most of what I say gets misinterpreted which suggests that it's me and not you who's at fault.--Xania 21:20, 8 February 2010 (UTC)--Xania 21:20, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

I see you have not changed much over a couple of years :) I hope that all is well with you. Seems possible you may remember me! --Herby talk thyme 13:32, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Commons essentially and uploading images (mine). Dropped all rights last summer. Cheers --Herby talk thyme 09:23, 12 February 2010 (UTC)

Wikimedia Travel Guide: Naming poll open[edit]

Hi there,

You are receiving this message because you voiced your opinion at the Request for Comment on the Wikimedia Travel Guide.

The proposed naming poll opened a few days ago and you can vote for as many of the proposed names as you wish, if you are eligible. Please see Travel Guide/Naming Process for full details on voting eligibility and how the final name will be selected. Voting will last for 14 days, and will terminate on 16 October at 06:59:59 UTC.

Thanks, Thehelpfulone 22:12, 6 October 2012 (UTC)