Commons:Requests and votes/Stahlkocher (de-adminship)

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result:

  • Closed early per this request from Stahlkocher, showing intent to resign.
  • Adminship removed by Spacebirdy per this request on Meta, made by ABF (to inform the stewards of Stahlkocher's wish, which Stahlkocher incorrectly placed on a local user page), which referencing this discussion. ++Lar: t/c 17:01, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

User:Stahlkocher (de-adminship)

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Stahlkocher was elected in 2004. On February 16, 2008 he deleted 1102 files. These deletions represent 75 % of Stahlkocher deletions since 2004.

Background:

In summer 2007 I requested permissions for some of Stahlkocher's uploads („Source:ADL“). ADL was an user on de.wikipedia.org. Since most of his photographs were taken during World War II and the following decades, I asked for an author. ADL claimed to be the heir of the photographers or to have received the files for purposes of his aviation club. He always denied to provide a written permission via Commons:OTRS. Some days ago, I found out that a ticket exists but it’s doesn't fulfil the requirements of Commons:Licensing (as two OTRS members told me). The subject came up some weeks ago, when another ADL image with missing permission and comprehensible licensing/source was marked with a “no source” template. The debate can be found here: User_talk:Polarlys/Archiv3#Image:Ar_95.OLUO.JPG (German). On February 15, 2008, Stahlkocher threatened to remove “all images created by third parties”, (intentionally?) misinterpreting one of my statements on works by other authors. He did so one day later:

  • deleting files created by other users and/or transfered from de.wikpedia.org
  • deleting files in the public domain because of their age

The overwhelming part of this deletions is in no way connected with the causing debate. A lot of Stahlkochers reasons for deletions were obviously wrong and his improvable uploads (like the USAF files and files created by other users) demanded no immediate action resulting in such a degree of damage.

See also Commons:Forum#Hinweis (German) for other examples and opinions.

A closer look on some of the files uploaded by Stahlkocher shows also a limited understanding and acceptance of our project’s guidelines:

My conclusions:

  1. Stahlkocher used his extended rights to illustrate a point.
  2. There was no need for immediate action resulting in such a degree of damage.
  3. There is no apparent need for extended rights (37 restorations and 373 other deletions since 2004)
  4. There is an insufficient understanding and acceptance of Commons:Licensing.

Therefore, I request permanent deadmin of Stahlkocher on Wikimedia Commons. --Polarlys 13:36, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Votes

  • Symbol delete vote.svg Remove --Polarlys 13:36, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Remove
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Remove Chaddy 16:49, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Remove - Wer Amok läuft, darf keine Knöpfe haben. Marcus Cyron 18:05, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Remove --Felix Talk! 18:16, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Remove as Marcus said. --TheK 18:24, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Remove --Svens Welt 18:26, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Remove -- Ra'ike T C 18:34, 23 February 2008 (UTC) sorry, but this way never is the right way.
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Remove 100%, sorry. abf /talk to me/ 19:28, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Remove My German is very poor (sadly), my licensing is not the best, however I can not explain this user's actions in any way other than a complete disregard for policy or a lack of knowledge of it. --Herby talk thyme 19:45, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Remove ack Marcus. -- Cecil 19:53, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Remove Mass deletions because of en:WP:POINT alone is enough. In my book that's vandalism, and any admin who vandalises should not be an admin. The haphazardous or sometimes just very careless licensing just tops it off. (E.g. Image:Innenansicht Gasometer Oberhausen.jpg: claimed in 2006 to have author: "Nick Stahlkocher", source "Stahlkocher's collection", now deleted by him as "copyright violation".) Cleaning up this mess will take time, and apparently he's not interested in helping. At least he didn't answer when I asked him to. Lupo 20:32, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Remove --Jodo 23:27, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Remove - I hate to pile on, but we really should point out that this isn't acceptable. giggy (:O) 23:29, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Remove per everyone above. That is pretty much vandalism. - Rocket000 00:34, 24 February 2008 (UTC)
  • remove i call this vandalism too--Wiggum 00:44, 24 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Remove, very disappointing. --S[1] 01:37, 24 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Remove Code·is·poetry 08:37, 24 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Remove -- blatant abuse of admin rights. RlevseTalk 16:26, 24 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Remove because such actions should be clearly seen as unacceptable by any admin. Gnangarra 04:52, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
  • remove DerHexer 14:52, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Remove--- Anonymous DissidentTalk 06:49, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Remove Wikisource-logo.png Jonathan Groß Wikipedia-logo.png 12:18, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Remove Rastrojo (DES) 20:36, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Remove A pity -- Bryan (talk to me) 21:42, 27 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Remove 1102 bad faith deletions = --sysop. Platonides 11:06, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Comments

  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment. This requires very careful consideration. There are some very worrying aspects of this user's behaviour that seem to indicate a lack of understanding of Commons policies over a long period. To mass delete ones own files after they have been here for over a year (quite a bit more in some cases) with "no license" or "Out of scope" worries me a lot. I'll dig more later & others should do the same --Herby talk thyme 14:18, 23 February 2008 (UTC)