Hi. There's also the viewpoint that a person being fired could go overboard and do irreparable harm to the site and the public's view of the WMF. There's of course the possibility to revert the changes on the website, since it is a wiki, but very hard to do on the public opinion, like if a soon-to-be-fired admin changed a protected page to something which would damage public relations of the WMF. That's why many companies don't want fired employees to continue working for them after the employee termination has been announced.
Of course a counter-argument would be that a majority of those admins wouldn't do something like that and I don't doubt their good intentions. But the WMF wouldn't be aware of which admin would go on an unwarranted rampage, if any, and who wouldn't. The safest approach would be to take away their admin privileges without a prior announcement. I do agree, though, that some kind of public announcement should have been made after the fact regarding this policy change and the former admins thanked for their contributions. With regards, Svavar Kjarrval
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