User talk:Cecil

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Cecil is taking a short break and she will be back at Commons : don't know yet.

If people here hide behind No censure to violate the personality rights of others without any bad conscience than this is not a project where I like to contribute my images.


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This projects bureaucrat's are asleep at the wheel? -- please wake up[edit]

As we know from COM:BUREAUCRATS, "bureaucrats are expected be capable of leading where necessary and of guiding (but not imposing their will on) policy discussions and other major community issues."

I need to draw your attention to an issue which is going to blow up in the collective faces of this project, and with the exception of User:Odder, every single one of our bureaucrats has been asleep at the wheel. We are now destined for a trainwreck, and a whole heap of fallout. Numerous chapters, including Wikimedia Israel, Wikimedia Spain, Wikimedia Argentina and Wikimedia Venezuela, are going to be in a mighty pissed mood and ready to have the head on a stick of any bureaucrat who dares come along and do what has to be done for the good of this project.

As User:Odder has opined in the discussion, him doing what needs to be done will surely have cries of "INVOLVED" levelled at him, so this is now left up to the remaining 8 bureaucrats to snap out of the slumber they seem to be in as it relates to this issue, and deal with it before it blows up further in our collective faces.

Further information can be found at:

  1. Commons:Massive_restoration_of_deleted_images_by_the_URAA
  2. associated policy pages, templates, wikimedia-l mailing list, undeletion request forums, etc.

The community is waiting for immediate action on this issue. Can you please initially confirm that you have received this message, so that the community knows that you haven't died in your sleep :) russavia (talk) 00:09, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Abgesehen von Russavias nachricht: Du scheinst Inaktiv, schade :(. Vieleicht solltest du deine Bürokratenrechte zurückgeben um platz für neue zu machen? --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:44, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
No I haven't died in my sleep. I am pretty sure I will not be that lucky. I am not completely inactive, but it seems for the last few months that there is always something way more important. I have already given up admin rights at another project today and currently try to figure out if I see any change to get active in this and another project anytime soon again. The community will have my decision about this sometime before August (when it will be pretty much a year that I somehow was buried under a heap of real life).
About the URAA-mess: I am reading all the mails in the private bureaucrat mailing list and am aware of the topic. But I don't think that I can help. I could voice my opinion and it would just be one more opinion. Mine is not more or less important than all the other opinions. And while I think it is a pretty damaging law Commons has survived already several as problematic issues and it will also survive this one. -- Cecil (talk) 13:02, 7 April 2014 (UTC)