Shell name: alex
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Requested access: MediaWiki Engineer
Rationale for access: With Naleksuh gone, I don't mind returning here, even if it's just to watch it all end. I believe all questions about my technical competence are more than answered at this point, so please spare me the questions. NDA situation is already taken care of.
I previously resigned from SRE following an intense confrontation with Naleksuh, a likely VCP violation. If that's a deal-breaker for you, say so.
I also can't bring myself to care about the T&S drama, so that's not a deal-breaker for me. Either Owen is right and something serious happened, or I don't even know what could have happened. If it's the latter, I guess I'll know soon enough.
As a MWE, I'll do one of these two things:
- Regular MWE stuff, if there's at least someone else remaining here that is not completely demoralized and still wants to push forward. If we decide to continue, I do have some suggestions, such as reforming our triaging system at Phab, to deal with current circumstances.
- Watch as everything ends, if that's the route SRE decides to take. By that I mean, give file backups to those that want to move away, and things like that.
And I guess I can't end this without talking a bit more at length about my previous resignation:
The confrontation was over the status of TOTP as a "something you have" authentication factor. I wrote some rather harsh words to Naleksuh, and didn't help at all with de-escalating the situation. At worst, I was actively fanning the flames. Void offered me an easy way out: just retract my rude statements, which of course I was too prideful at the time to do.
All I can say is that I see what I did wrong, and I promise try my best to avoid this behavior. If you have additional questions, ask in this task's comments.