Submissions:2014/Dealing with abusive admins

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Title of the submission
Dealing with abusive admins
Themes (Proposal Themes - Community, Tech, Outreach, GLAM, Education)
Community
Type of submission (Presentation Types - Panel, Workshop, Presentation, etc)
Workshop
Author of the submission
E-mail address
Reguyla@gmail.com
Username
Reguyla
US state or country of origin
Virginia
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Wikia/Wikipedia
Personal homepage or blog
N/A
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)
There has been a rising problem with abusive admins on Wikipedia for the last couple of years. There needs to be a detailed workshop established to document the problem and implement a solution. There are a lot of things that can be done, but the community has been reluctant or incapable of doing them for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is fear of the loss of admins because of changes. Some would argue its not a problem however, when the community can be trusted to vote an editor the tools but it takes a multi month arbitration meeting to remove the tools from an abusive admin, that is a problem that surely anyone can recognize.
Length of presentation/talk (see Presentation Types for lengths of different presentation types)
Since this would be more of a workshop, I would say an hour minimum would be needed to establish the problem and discuss it and possible another hour to discuss possible solutions. 75 Minutes
Will you attend WikiConference USA if your submission is not accepted?
Possibly, if I think its being taken seriously
Slides or further information (optional)
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  1. Reguyla (talk) 18:57, 13 April 2014 (EDT)