Professor Albers has left the Wiki-building

Please remove my bureaucrat and sysop rights. I’ve fulfilled these roles with pleasure for many years and was hoping to reach my 25K-contribution to the project soon in a happier setting, but I lost faith in the Dutch community. The community has become so small and incrowd that decisions are now made based on who shouts the loudest, rather than who has the best arguments.

This has led to a lack of support to admins and other users who literally get harassed , on-wiki and off-wiki, for doing their job, and the recent attempts to explicitly use the male pronoun as much as possible in articles on non-binary persons, a slap in the face to all of us who try to make a more inclusive encyclopedia, the only way of having a true Free Encyclopedia. In the months after this poll closed, only a few users tried to find a common ground that respects the open and inclusive vision of this project. The vast majority either was okay with it or simply didn’t care. For me, this revealed something that I’ve felt, but didn’t realise, for a longer time.

The fact that the Arbitration Committee has been understaffed for years now is another sign that the Dutch community simply doesn’t have sufficient critical mass to be a healthy community. In the past years, I’ve done various attempts to improve the situation, but unsuccesfully. Three months ago, I decided to take a wikibreak to reflect upon things. As sysop/bureaucrat, you are regarded by the outside world as a representative of the community. I’ve come to the conclusion that I no longer wish to represent the Dutch community. This is fine, by the way: in a democratic process, the majority gets to decide. In a healthy democracy, this is done whilst keeping the minority in mind. I guess we just grew apart. I always fought for a Free Encyclopedia, where Free stood for much more than not having to pay money. A battle I lost. So be it.

(Feel free to keep this on hold per standard practice – but as you can see from my contributions on nlwiki, this request has been on hold with me for three months. So if you want to immediately honour my request, that’s fine by me as well.)

Eén gedachte over “Professor Albers has left the Wiki-building”

  1. Oh.

    “The fact that the Arbitration Committee has been understaffed for years now is another sign that the Dutch community simply doesn’t have sufficient critical mass to be a healthy community. In the past years, I’ve done various attempts to improve the situation, but unsuccesfully.”

    https://lekkerabitrollen.wordpress.com

    En dit soort bagger wijdt jij aan “onderbezetting”, professor Casper? Valt hier nog mee zul je denken, mooi opgeslagen al het geabitroll van de afgelopen jaren. Mooi vastgelegd allemaal van Aggie’s WR wat uiteindelijk de lucht uit ging, mister.

    Jullie hebben zijn gewoon smerig aan het trollen geweest met je hele Abitrollcommissie, nestor van! Heeft helemaal niks met een critical mass van doen, maar alles met rijen troll-Spergs binnenslepen in je commissie, Alberts. Vintroll, Chris, BasvB, nee daar voelde een hoogleraar als jij je vast he-le-maal als een vis in het water tussen Casper!

    Kom op, jij en ook Woudloper wisten donders goed dat het allemaal incompetente trollende Spergen waren, hou je niet van de domme! Lijkt nergens op, wil je toch niet mee gezien worden? Nou, jij kennelijk wel!

    Keep on tuned, rest volgt snel!

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