Just so you know
A Wikipedian since 2004, and with a collection of hateful comments? I smell an ArbCom member :-)
Never ran. Knew I didn't have a prayer. Didn't need all that bureaucratic BS anyway. Anyone harboring illusions that RW is a rules-oriented nitpicky site need to spend some time over at Wikipedia and deal with the pissants there.
There was a comment in the Saloon Bar citing the recent FreeThoughtBlogs controversy as a warning for RationalWiki. If we ever get to the point where a member of standing threatens another, rather than just engaging in a shouting match, then we might need some serious rules.
Didn't UncleHo threaten you? Or did you see that as impotent posturing?
UncleHo was a troll who only with difficulty held on to sysop rights, rather than an integral part of the community. What happened at FreeThoughtBlogs was more like if, for example, Psygremlin or Nx threatened to beat up Human.
Ah. Well, for all we know, it's already happened, but via email or other private channels. That's what happened at FTB. That one guy emailed that other guy and the other guy posted the email after sharing it with the big heads over there and they decided to ban that one guy as well as Thunderf00t, because they were behaving like asshats (to say the least). There has already been some heated email exchanges here, like that thing between Blue and Human. Most relevant to me, I once sent an angry email to Armondikov which really put him off me, and I'm still feeling the hate from that one. Who knows what's going on behind the scenes!
That's a different sort of thing. At WP I was once reprimanded for making a grammar fix to an article I technically wasn't supposed to be editing because of an entirely unrelated controversy. Some dickheads actually demanded that I reinsert blatant errors into the article. People like that deserve to be kicked in the balls repeatedly.