Roger Davies? No fucking way, you cunts.

If this is true, then Wikipedia governance is deeply broken.  But then we knew that already.

“Civility case? (Har har) no fucking way you cunts!” said arbitrator Roger Davies, according to  Wikipediocracy’s most recent blog article, “Roger Davies: Wikipedia’s Imperial Arbitrator”.

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According to the piece, “The authors stand by the accuracy of this account of Davies’ conduct at Wikimania, which was observed firsthand by two other members of Wikipediocracy.”

The accuracy of this assessment of Davies is further born out by an earlier comment on the forum by a comment by Peter Damian, who stated, “Roger Davies is what he is – I have never met such a foul-mouthed person for a long time. He had an amusing gaffe with a ‘Gendergap’ woman that delicacy forbids me from repeating here.”

In a recent arbitration case, Davies recommended that “trust and safety issues – outing, doxxing, harassment, anonymous etc – should be handled not by a bunch of part-timers but by experienced professionals people with a budget for legal assistance for victims.”

Let’s add civil rights, sexual harassment, and discrimination to that list, and put Roger Davies’ name first in line for review.

Davies is not some vandal, who should have to be patiently reminded over and over of where he is.  He is an elected leader.  Is it too much to ask that a sitting arbitrator show a little leadership, and uphold the WMF’s terms of service?

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