Wikinews talk:Mediation alerts
The archived version of the deletion debate can be found here.
Well, I'm giving it a shot. Be bold, you know, blah blah blah. If you largely disagree, and you have the button available, feel free to delete the hell out of this; I won't be offended.
As it is now, I think there are at least two spelling mistakes that I'm not willing to fix just yet. I want someone else to edit this page. :)
My motivation here should be obvious, but if it isn't: mediation between two users should never be, and should never have been, on "Admin action alerts". Admins have nothing to do with mediation, the only advantage they have over other users is the ability to remove power from someone. (either through a block, through a protected page, or through threats of the prior two.) Mediation is about empowerment; each of the users should feel respected and able to continue their work afterwards. Mediation is not about making the users feel diminished or ignored; if this occurs, mediation has failed.
At the end of the day, the entire community needs to be involved in mediation. Leaving the responsibility to only the administrators clearly overburdens the admins and drives them to actions (such as blocking) which result in additional mediations and anguish and permanent wiki-vacations.
There is no voting on this page. There are no issues that need to be voted on, ever. If a vote is needed, mediation has failed. Agreeing, disagreeing, admitting, conceeding, letting go, and getting closure are the only things that occur here. Again, no voting; this is not WN:ALERT. irid:t 00:15, 5 April 2006 (UTC)
I realise I just created this, and that I'm putting it up for deletion as well. I'd like to put it before the community to decide whether this is actually worthy to be in this namespace. If it doesn't last, then it wasn't meant to be. ;) irid:t 00:47, 5 April 2006 (UTC)