UESPWiki:Administrator Noticeboard

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rpeh's attacks on TESWiki, request for resignation of admin privilages.: reply
:* Right now I intend Rpeh's adminship permanently over given his past history. He is welcome to contribute as a regular editor providing he abides by the rules of the site. I am more than willing to re-admin Krusty depending on the opinion of other editors/admins and that his part was minor in the whole affair.
I'm now off to write a front page news article apologizing for this sort of behaviour from our admins. I have lots more to say but I don't want the important parts to be lost in a wall of text. -- [[User:Daveh|Daveh]] 00:28, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
:::I'm quite frankly shocked by this post, as it is based entirely on accusation rather than fact.
:::*I have deleted nothing from TESWiki - I can't. I'm not an admin.
:::*I don't believe I have insulted anybody on TESWiki.
:::*Your comments, which don't address the fact that there is '''still''' a lot of content on TESWiki that fails to obey the CC license, which means the entire license is void, came '''after''' the debate on TESWiki. Imposing a penalty for actions committed before a sentence was discussed is totally against any kind of natural justice.
:::*The topic deleted was - and remains - entirely disruptive, thus falling into the jurisdiction of admins for summary removal. I have addressed the removal of content here before. I'll state it again: it was entirely disruptive. The fact that not one person voted for my removal as admin (a vote that has been ignored, I note) proves just how disruptive it was.
:::*I have tried, again, again and again to deal with the admins at TESWiki and its predecessors. Every time I manage to gain some kind of understanding with one of them, along comes some other new admin to undermine it. So much of the discussion has been deleted that this is, alas, unprovable. The fact that one editor found it necessary to apologise to me on my talk page for uploading UESP content should give you pause for thought, however. In the most recent case, I was approached in the hope that we might come up with a solution. The agreement, struck on their IRC site between me and three of their admins, was that UESP would delete any TESWiki content uploaded to it, and in return TESWiki would delete any UESP content uploaded to it. Since this did not, '''in any way''' exceed my authority as an admin, I agreed. A productive period ensued where UESP content was flagged for deletion on TESwiki and deleted quickly. I would have deleted any TESWiki content just as quickly, except it's all so poor that none was ever added to UESP. Unfortunately, Timeoin decided, on his own, to revert to an earlier policy. When I reverted his edit to reflect ''established policy'' I was blocked for vandalism - a totally inappropriate reason - and had to watch while Timeion instigated a ''post hoc'' vote to legitimize his policy change. Nothing I did at that site was vandalism.
:::Basically, you have been tragically misinformed on these topics.
:::I'm sure there are some editors who will be beside themselves with glee about these developments.
:::As I have always done, I stand by my record: there is nobody who has done more for this site. I have earned my rights, twice, by sheer hard graft and talent. Let any member of this site - including its owner - stand up and tell me otherwise.
:::If you need an apology, I offer this: I'm sorry that my desire to see UESP as the foremost TES site on the Internet means that I am unable to tolerate the naked theft of our content by "rival" sites. If they consider themselves competitors, they should compete on their own merit.
:::I await your reply. [[User:Rpeh|rpeh]]<span style="font-size:xx-small">&nbsp;•[[User_Talk:Rpeh|T]]•[[Special:Contributions/Rpeh|C]]•[[Special:Emailuser/Rpeh|E]]•</span> 01:31, 7 February 2012 (UTC)