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DL6443 topic ban review at content rating articlesEdit

With no opposition, and a few days with no new comments, these four tbans are lifted (though like other commenters, it is not listed at WP:RESTRICT). Primefac (talk) 20:33, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

I, DL6443, would like to appeal my topic ban at the following four articles:

Back in 2016 (as SlitherioFan2016), I was blocked for persistently edit-warring and changing the colour scheme at the comparison tables of said articles, so that they did not meet the necessary accessibility threshold required for said tables and articles.

It has now been more than a year since I was unblocked in June 2019, and while I still have an interest in the topic of content ratings, I am considerably more aware and responsible of my actions, particularly regarding accessibility. I am therefore appealing my topic ban as I have found errors in this field of articles that need to be corrected (e.g. typos, spelling and grammar errors) and that I would like to begin by correcting them, as well as expanding the content of those articles. I hope you will consider my appeal. --DL6443 01:27, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

  • Support: FWIW, I took a glance through their contribs and user talk page history. It looks like they're working diligently to be constructive and have constructive discussions on talk pages when appropriate. They're also asking questions and clearly trying to learn more without being (IMO) burdensome. At this point, I don't see this TBAN being needed any more. DL6443, thanks for sticking it out. Best wishes, Waggie (talk) 03:57, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Point of order: I support in principle, but I can't see any evidence that you are topic-banned. You were banned from Motion picture rating system in October 2016 for one month (ANI discussion). There was an allegation that you used sockpuppets to violate the ban (here) but this was not proven and no additional sanction was imposed, so that ban is expired. There was a proposal a month later for a permanent ban from the four articles above (in this discussion) but this was archived without being enacted. Your siteban may have been related to your past behaviour on those articles but you successfully appealed it. As far as I can tell you have no active editing restrictions. Ivanvector (Talk/Edits) 18:00, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
@Ivanvector: My evidence that I am in fact tbanned is this discussion with Yamla and Sandstein on my user talk page. --DL6443 00:58, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
Re-pinging Ivanvector, Sandstein and Yamla due to syntax error. --DL6443 00:58, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
In the discussion linked to above, I expressed the view that the lifting of DL6443's site ban did not affect any other existing restrictions. I did not know then, and do not know now, whether such other restrictions exist. Accordingly, I offer no opinion about whether they should be lifted if they do exist. Sandstein 07:53, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Support. I think the easiest path forward here is to take the position that they are indeed topic-banned, and support the removal of the topic ban. I concur with Waggie, above; they have been working hard to be constructive so I don't anticipate further problems here. --Yamla (talk) 11:10, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Support lifting all restrictions - I already kind of said so above, but there's confusion as to whether or not DL6443 is actually subject to this (or any other) sanction, so let's formally clean the slate. They've been editing quite constructively since being unblocked a little more than a year ago, and have even followed a topic ban which might not have been applicable. I'm pleased to see that my comment here turned out to be quite untrue. Ivanvector (Talk/Edits) 12:48, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Support per Ivanvector. Given the user's recent efforts in trying to improve their behavior and edit constructively, I do not see any problems with this topic ban being lifted. Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 02:59, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

A question regarding possible good faith overprodding and over AFD related similar project articles over and over and how to improve them.Edit

Sorry for the excessive title but as it implies I have a question if there is such a guideline for so many prodding and AFDing that is going on. There has been around four editors that I can think of that have been baiting comic book related fictional character articles that always vote delete and / or nominate them or prod the article almost all in one day. While there is nothing wrong with it I keep wanting to rescue these articles but it is in vain since they are picking them all in once. Again I assume good faith. Nothing to block someone over obviously. But at the same time I feel helpless on improving or helping Wikipedia. See here, here, here, here, here, here and here are just some of many examples. It’s been going on for a while now. Jhenderson 777 15:25, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

I'm not seeing an issue with any of those; all the deletion nominations have explained what the issue is. Wikipedia isn't a directory of everything; for something to have a Wikipedia article, it needs to demonstrate significant coverage in multiple, independent, reliable sources and the onus is on the people who want to keep the article to provide that. It might be annoying to have multiple related articles nominated at once, but if they all share the same issue it's not unusual for them all to come to light at once. Provided you can demonstrate the significant coverage in reliable sources, there's nothing to worry about and they'll all be closed as keep; if you can't demonstrate it, then the editors are acting correctly in nominating them for deletion. ‑ Iridescent 15:32, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
I already said that. Though I feel that that there needs to be a guideline is to stop overnuking related articles on the same day if that makes sense. Definitely when they hop on the same bandwagon vote over and over. You know they are going to vote delete no matter if we add more sources etc that talk about it. Also how does one have time to improve more than one article anyway. Jhenderson 777 16:58, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Comments- firstly, why weren't @Piotrus: and @Onel5969: informed of this discussion, which primarily concerns them? Secondly, it's interesting that people have infinite time to write unsourced crufty articles and regard sources as optional until someone raises an objection, but not too many objections because that's too much work. Reyk YO! 19:41, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Jhenderson777 could really use a mentor-type situation to go over Wikipedia guidelines and policies because I believe they have a very fundamental misunderstanding on the scope of this site. This is not meant to be an insult, but they have a very Fandom-like mentality when it comes to these articles. Their anger seems to come from the idea that these are being unfairly deleted simply because they personally lack the manpower to save them rather than the simple fact that most do not actually reasonably pass WP:GNG. TTN (talk) 19:51, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment, first thanks for the ping Reyk. Second, I do a bit of work over at NPP, particularly at what we call "the back end of the queue". Many of those articles are redirects for months/years, and then someone turns them into an article. I'd say of the ones which are legitimate (not someone simply removing a redirect, or blanking a page, or putting ###### on the page) probably 60-75% of them get "reviewed" without problem. Another 10% or so get reverted, and then get improved, and restored. The rest are simply poorly cited articles which don't show the notability of the subject. These either get reverted, or sent to AfD for discussion if an editor simply continually reverts the redirect (or asks for an AfD discussion), without making any attempt to improve the sourcing to show notability. If a valid attempt is made, and I am unsure about the notability, I usually let another reviewer take a crack at it. If they're "nuked" on the same day, that's simply when they came up in the queue. I tend to think of WP as an encyclopedia, and not a fan magazine, but attempt to adhere strictly both WP:GNG and SN guidelines. Regardless, just thought I'd explain my process. Take care. Onel5969 TT me 20:25, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
@Reyk: To ping them was a ridiculous way to boil the pot and very unnecessary and I knew it would cause editors like User: TTN to say crap like this when this was just a civil question where I assumed good faith on and I didn’t say names in the first place. I guess @TTN: isn’t aware that I created at least four good articles and B-class articles or I am well aware of how the guidelines and essays are. What I see you are unaware of @TTN: is of Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Comics and I see how you dislike their rules on its way of handling it. Instead of deleting articles maybe you can discuss the way comic book character articles are in that particular page. Since you are not liking the way they were written all the time. I thank One15969 for being civil after the ping but I don’t really have a beef with him compared to the three other editors. He handled it better and more civilly while I can’t say the same with TTN. Jhenderson 777 22:47, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
First, I don't think TTN was pinged? Second, the Manual of Style deals with style, while this section, the AfDs, and TTNs comments deal with notability. It doesn't matter how well-written and well-structured an article is, when the subject isn't notable it still should be deleted or redirected. Fram (talk) 08:18, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
Well, I for one have found the comments by Onel, TTN, and Piotrus in this section to be helpful and rationally thought out, and have added useful input into the discussion. Excluding them from a discussion started about their actions would have just been a one-sided airing of grievances. Reyk YO! 11:57, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
Jhenderson777, you know that enormous "When you start a discussion about an editor, you must notify them on their user talk page" banner you saw when you started this thread? It means what it says; Reyk is doing you a favour by correcting your negligence and notifying the editors involved. ‑ Iridescent 14:15, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

Well thanks for him then. But I never complained in my first paragraph and I couldn’t remember names to ping at the time period. Also to mention I am busy in real life with things and I am on a mobile device editing which is tougher to edit on. Regarding the ping, I feel the topic is an irrelevant off topic banter and we should move on and move on from it. Jhenderson 777 15:52, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

(Thanks for the ping). This boils down to the mostly understandable fact that one can get frustrated, not having enough time to research and rescue content they consider useful. Tough - but Wikipedia cannot wait for one person. At best, I can recommend that Jhenderson777 asks for userfication/draftication of the article they want to work on. And there is nothing stopping them from reaching out to members of WikiProject Comics and related, creating a list of such articles, and working on them collaboratively in the future. What is more problematic is when one loses one's cool and starts making personal attacks against those they disagree with: "stick a fork in it for once... You are getting on my nerves." - as far as I can tell, TTN is always polite, unlike Jh777, and it is ironic Jh777 starts to complain about this about this, while in the very same post they say "editors like User: TTN to say crap like this". Then there is the smaller issue of not following the best practices (from the same diff: "It has cultural impact. I promise you that. Regardless if I found it or not." - which goes against wP:THEREMUSTBESOURCES which Jhenderson777 is well familiar with). Additionally, while WP:DEPROD does allow one to deprod things based on the weakest or none rationale, it does suggest adding a good one is best practices, and "Stop prodding AND AFDing so many related content simultaneously. Nobody can improve content with this kind of persistence to delete everything" is not it. I strongly urge Jhenderson777 to respect WP:AGF, WP:CIV, WP:NPA and like, and not to let whatever frustration they feel affect their edits. The only constructive thing here is to issue a civility warning and move on. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 08:45, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
That was just one time where I got frustrated, Piotr, and I admit my wrongness and to cool off. Also I do recall User: TTN being ugly to someone who voted keep one time. I wish I could find where it was at. But I think you know and refuse to acknowledge it because you warned him about it. Jhenderson 777 12:43, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
  • The PROD process is not appropriate for the topics in question because it is only for "uncontroversial deletion" and "must only be used if no opposition to the deletion is expected" Such nominators clearly expect and get opposition but they persist regardless. Note that TTN's use of deletion processes was restricted by arbcom in a similar case. Andrew🐉(talk) 11:33, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
  • What's the timeline here? Were the nominations made in one batch, or are they ongoing? Were PRODs continued after it became clear that at least one person (Jhenderson777) was likely to object to them, and therefore can't be considered uncontroversial? – Joe (talk) 12:34, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
    • I have a little too much stuff going on in real life (despite being a wikiholic sometimes) to go through all that. There shouldn’t be controversy anyway. Since I called it good faith it not really that controversial. Jhenderson 777 12:53, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
      • I think these basic facts need to be established if you are expecting any administrator intervention as a result of this thread. If the nominations caused bad feelings but are finished, there's nothing to be done. If, as you claim in your original post, there was an overuse of PROD and/or AfD, we could address it – if it's continuing. Otherwise, what kind of resolution do you foresee? – Joe (talk) 13:11, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
        • There is just so many. I linked two articles that are prodded. Maybe someone like @Darkknight2149: can link all the prods and AFD going on. Apparently he reported this issue before. Jhenderson 777 13:33, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
          • Here is every article currently proposed for deletion, and at a quick skim I'm not seeing anything comic book related in there. If you're going to raise a complaint, the onus is on you to provide some evidence for it, not just make an allegation and expect us to take your word for it. As Joe says, what administrative action are you actually asking for here? ‑ Iridescent 14:15, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
            • There are several comic book characters with prod tags currently. For example: Zeiss (comics), who is a Batman villain. There are obvious alternatives to deletion in such a case. Either the article might be improved by reference to its stated source of The Essential Batman Encyclopedia or other sources such as this. Failing that, it should be merged into a page like List of Batman family enemies, along with all the rest. Andrew🐉(talk) 15:00, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
              • @Joe, reading your comment, I just got an idea. How about I declare all articles to be important to me? Then we could scrap the entire PROD system, as every single PROD could then be established controversial.. Look, I've been reading about the PROD system and to me, it seems to be full of loopholes. "Likely to object"? That's purely random. If I love cats and object to prod on cats and then declare I consider all cats notable, so this reasoning line would make all articles on cats resistant to this deletion method. Am I getting it right? - GizzyCatBella🍁 05:01, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
    • This stuff has been going on for a long time. The arbcom case I linked to was in 2008. TTN has since been inactive on and off for years at a time but has been especially active in the last year. Piotrus has likewise been especially active in this field in the last year. For example, here's a complaint about their prodding in February:

      Just in the last six weeks, I've "rescued" Tom Hughes and Margo Montgomery, Teacup in a Storm, Bluntman and Chronic, Breathless Mahoney, Tara King, Mike Gambit, Captain Battle, Cathy Gale, Dharma Initiative, Fanny Zilch, Knock-off Nigel, Mother (the Avengers), Oceanic Airlines, Persephone (The Matrix), Ethan Hunt, Purdey (The New Avengers), Scott Robinson and Charlene Mitchell, Steve Andropoulos and Betsy Stewart, Teacup in a Storm, Newton T. Bass, Batarang, Power Sword, Day of the Figurines, Nibbles (Tom and Jerry), Royal Flush Gang, Spike and Tyke (characters), Steve Johnson and Kayla Brady, Stormbringer, Sumuru (character) and Terrible Trio. The only thing that I "rescued" them from was Piotrus' inability to use Google Books and Internet Archive. Piotrus: it is time to step away from Prod and AfD. You are not good at it.

In the following discussion, there was a telling response

... I don't mid deprods or people disagreeing with me at AfD. All I do is to raise possible issues with notability and such for review. Sometimes the review ends up with deletion of content, sometimes with merger, sometimes with retaining it. This is just routine version of WP:BRD. We are here to improve Wikipedia, which sometimes involves discussions about what may need to be deleted. That's all. Please keep up the good job of saving articles, and if I ever do not reply to a good keep argument at AfD or such, please don't hesitate to ping me to re-review the situation. A rescued article is always better than a deleted one. It is just that sometimes someone has to clean our wiki house a little bit.

This indicates that Piotrus uses PROD as a form of bold cleanup – that he will prod an article with some issues as a way of getting it fixed or deleted. It seems clear that he expects that there may be reviews, rescues and other alternatives to deletion. This is not uncontroversial deletion and so the prod process should not be used. Andrew🐉(talk) 14:36, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
I very rarely agree with Andrew about anything related to page deletion, and everyone knows I'm not a fan of having articles about things like minor comic book characters, but I really think Andrew hits the nail on the head here. PROD shouldn't be used as a way to test if someone opposes deletion. That's maybe what a {{notability}} tag should be used for. PROD is for when you are quite sure that no one will oppose the deletion.
That said, whether there is a problem or not seems susceptible to mathematics: what % of an editor's PRODs are deleted? If it's 50%, that's a problem. If it's 90%, it's not. Whether it's "overprodding" or not depends on the percentage. Lev¡vich 18:19, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
I could likewise post a list of many articles Andrew deprodded and that he never even bothered to vote on when they went to AfD and that were unanimous deletes. Also, some comic articles do get deleted through the PROD system. It is illogical to claim that because sometimes someone objects to deletion in topic area x, then PROD is no longer applicable. While there are obvious cases on the keep side, it is impossible to guess which article will get deprodded. I've seen Andrew deprod articles that had zero references, zero reception, and where nobody, including him, was able to find a shred of helpful sourcing. I have also seen similar articles, or ones that are "slightly" better, get successfully deleted through PROD. Unless we rule that comic-topics are immune to PRODs, arguing that someone is making errors proding because some of their prods get challenged is a joke. All prods can be challenged, and unless someone is prodding stuff that habitually is kept, this is pointless. All prods are ALWAYS A TEST, since you never know criteria the reviewer is using. Plus there is the issue that if the reviewer uses bad criteria (like believing everything in a given topic area is notable because they are fond of it), does it reflect bad on the prodder, deprodded or the prod procedure itself? Anyway, as I am pretty certain most of my prods are deleted one way or another, I don't feel I am doing anything wrong - but let's look at the statistics, given that Andrew's problematic deprods and copy-paste keep votes in AfDs have been discussed here and in similar foras much more often than my actions. While I don't think there is any good way to get prod statistics (since edit summary search tools don't deal well with deleted edit summaries, AFAIK) ere's some data from AfD stats: for me Number of AfD's where vote matched result 79.5%, and for Andrew, 53.0%. 53% - that's about as good of a ratio as flipping a coin! It's pure noise, from the information sciences perspective, no value added. So one person here is much more often in-line with the community view than the other. Andrew said just above: "Piotrus: it is time to step away from Prod and AfD. You are not good at it." Right, Andrew, right... WP:BOOMERANG, anyone? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:51, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
Yeah, I've suspected for a long time that the point is for deprods to reflect badly on the person who placed it, no matter how silly the deprod rationale. But as I keep saying, as long as it's possible to deprod for dumb reasons like disliking the PROdding editor, or disliking the PROD process, mere whimsy, or just to be annoying, it isn't possible to infer a "controversy" that the other person should have been able to predict beforehand. Reyk YO! 11:57, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
  • I'm no admin and a relatively new NPP editor but have to note firstly that User:onel5969 does exceptional work at what is ultimately a relatively mucky job. It's sometimes often hard to make the calls about what to keep, what to tag, what to delete. As a novice, I've found that process pretty difficult at times - and sometimes it involves terrible decisions (the autistic kid whose non-notable bio of himself you have to nix, dashing his clear hopes is one that I'll remember for a long time) and sometimes it's crystal clear. Most often, it's borderline and you have to take the call - and the opprobrium if you get it wrong. You also get the messages on your talk, the AfD arguments and all the rest. Do you deserve getting dragged to AN when the decisions regarding notability have clearly involved a number of editors and consensus? Not really. I'm not saying anyone's above scrutiny, but as far as I can see, the process has actually been working fine here. Best Alexandermcnabb (talk) 16:07, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
    • I harbor no hard feelings for him compared to three other editors off the top of my head who like to do Order 66 with most articles. All I got to say He kind of says and does the same thing predictably and I got to work harder sometimes when I wasn’t even finished. For example: Scribbly the Boy Cartoonist had to be improved tremendously and he jumped the gun on redirecting the baby article because it wasn’t proven yet. Then I boldly merged it and it got improved more so I am no better sometimes. Jhenderson 777 16:37, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
      • So work in draftspace. Works, no? Best Alexandermcnabb (talk) 17:05, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
        • Alexandermcnabb: I have to disagree with your comments about User:Onel5969's track record. It is nice that he is putting time and energy into doing NPP work, so A for effort. But one look at feedback from other users towards Onel5969's NPP actions on their recent talk pages from the last 2 months might call your comments about his supposedly exceptional work in question. Haleth (talk) 15:13, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
          • He was voted as number four contributor to NPP [1], a vote that was endorsed roundly by other NPP reviewers. With over 17,000 reviews in the past year. From my own experience, that's going to throw up some negatives - and I have personally found getting it right is by no means a walk in the park. A little breakage is inevitable - and he has broken, proportionately, a great deal less than I have so far. Like I say, NPP is a mucky job... Best Alexandermcnabb (talk) 15:55, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
            • That is not actually a vote, but a statistics tally of the quantity of reviews by each NPP member over the past year, not a vote of confidence on how consistently well each individual exercised their competence and judgment when reviewing flagged articles. Also, the endorsements I can see were for John B123 as reviewer of the year as put forward by the nominator. But I digress. Haleth (talk) 17:07, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
  • If an editor regularly is working in comic books they should know that the deletion of comic book character articles is controversial and so PROD is inappropriate. I see no evidence that AfD is being used inappropriately in this area. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 18:16, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
    • I agree with assessments by Barkeep49 and Lev¡vich of the situation. I don't think the persistent, recurring use of PROD by Piotrus as an appropriate "test" of a subject article's notability because he is unable to discern the other user's rationale to be appropriate. Pretty sure that is what an AfD is for since we are all supposed to work by consensus. Haleth (talk) 15:13, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Here's a fresh example, from my daily patrol of today's AfD log. It's a character called Rocket. This was prodded by Piotrus in the usual drive-by way, with no discussion or specifics – just a generic, cookie-cutter nomination. The prod was declined by Iridescent, "I'm not comfortable considering uncontroversial the deletion of a page that's been live for 15 years and has that much of a history. ...". Piotrus then nominates the topic at AfD, where I find it.
I am not familiar with this character and so start searching. I immediately start finding hits: DC: 10 Things Fans Should Know About Rocket. This is a listicle but it's at CBR, which is usually accepted at AfD, and the fact they wrote solely about the character is a promising start. Focussing on Google Books, I immediately find some meat: The Blacker the Ink -- Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art where there's some detailed analysis of the controversy about the character's decision whether to have an abortion. This already seems adequate but I press on. I then immediately find another book: Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans. This is from a university press and has plenty to say about the subject, as she was a breakout character in the series and effectively became its main protagonist.
I only searched for a minute or two, just looking at the first page of hits, and have stopped searching now as it is already apparent that the subject is quite notable. The character is not just a routine superhero, but is literally iconic in their representation of contemporary black culture. To nominate such a character for deletion in these times of BLM seems remarkably crass. To do so as "uncontroversial" using the PROD process demonstrates a considerable lack of competence and clue.
Andrew🐉(talk) 10:49, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

For the editor who keeps persisting I need to show a link. How about this?. Does this summarize enough regarding the AFD's. Again I assume good faith again...it’s just that I am one editor and can’t rescue so many articles at once if I tried and could. Jhenderson 777 13:36, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

I just did a quick skim and I'm seeing pretty normal AfDs. I don't see any signs of disruptive behavior. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 15:56, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
I didn’t say anything about disruptive and (as I said before) I am assuming good faith on them. I just think they are too persistent if anything. Jhenderson 777 17:33, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
Too persistent isn't really a thing. Either someone's actions are disruptive at AfD such as by doing too many nominations in too short a time or doing too many poorly conceived nominations in which case the community can take action or their actions are not disruptive and no community action is needed. My assessment is tha the concern you've raised about AfD is not disruptive or otherwise a problem. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 06:16, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
"Either someone's actions are disruptive at AfD such as by doing too many nominations in too short a time or doing too many poorly conceived nominations" That's exactly the issue. Darkknight2149 07:34, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
I understand that's the alleged issue. And it is why I have, with the evidence at hand so far, not seen enough to say that there actually is a problem. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 15:13, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
  • I'm not sure why I was tagged here. If you're wanting my observations, I have already been vocal about it in the past. Fiction-related content has been an easy target for overzealous deletion. Part of it is that a lot of crufty material does fly under the radar in these areas, part of it is the aforementioned overzealousness, and part of it is a lack of familiarity (either with the subject itself or with deletion criteria). I don't see anything wrong in the examples that Jhenderson777 picked out above, but I have been continuously amazed at the lack of quality control at Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Fictional elements. For the past year or so, there has been an influx of low-effort nominations and votes (often from recurring nominators), many of which fail to cite a policy-based reason for deletion at all or fall under WP:IGNORINGATD. Common ones include "The article fails to establish notability" (not how it works), "The quality of the article/sourcing isn't good!" with no further rationale (not how it works), "It's just a minor character in a book" (this actually happened a couple of times in a row; not how it works), "When you combine a bunch of not notable characters into a list, you get a not notable list" (not how it works), "Current revision fails WAF and/or the manual of style" (not how it works), as well as recurring mischaracterisations of WP:GNG, subjective declarations of unimportance, assuming every article of a type isn't notable just because one wasn't, and barebones rationales.
There has also been a few recurring users (who double as nominators) who have been voting "delete" on every single nomination no matter what (usually with the same cookie cutter rationales), including on ones where significant coverage has been provided and there is a consensus for keep. At least one of them doesn't seem to have ever voted "keep" on anything, despite having been active on Wikipedia for years. That's not to say this doesn't ever happen in the other direction (Rtkat3 often votes "keep" without citing any policy besides "C'mon, let the article stay" and Andrew Davidson's input is hit-and-miss), but these are fewer and dismissed more often than the "delete" ones.
Aside from disruption, there is also a number of good faith nominations where a source check is performed, but the coverage is dismissed by the nom because they have a ridiculously high standard for "significant coverage" that outweighs the community's (Example1, Example2, among several others).
Overall, this is an AfD category that could use a lot more scrutiny and administrator eyeballs than it currently gets. Personally, the time I spend having to check and see if nominations there actually fail WP:GNG or a WP:DELREASON could honestly be better spent working on my other projects (this in particular is a current priority that has a lot of work to go) and my real life schedule can be sporadic. I did finish an ArbCom case related to this a few months back, but given the passage of time, haven't decided what to do with it quite yet. Darkknight2149 07:34, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
  • I too have experienced this type of thing for pages that might have potential and support the claims of @Jhenderson777: and @Andrew Davidson:. Another example of this is the List of New Gods which I mentioned that most of the characters who no longer have their pages currently redirect there and who knows what would happen to them if that page is deleted like what I had to do with the page for "Titan (New Gods)". On a related note for the proposed deletion, I had to redirect Ned Creegan to List of minor DC Comics characters when it was threatened with deletion. TTN once tried to put up the Longbow Hunters page that I created in light of their appearance of Arrow for a proposed deletion which got removed by @Toughpigs: who left his reasons in the edit summary. I'm also listing some examples of Jhenderson777's claim here. --Rtkat3 (talk) 16:43, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
  • The most important and effective thing to do is to add good sources to articles. There are lots of secondary sources in books and magazines about comics, cartoons and fiction in general. They're available on Google Books, Internet Archive, on Kindle, and in libraries and bookstores. The Wikipedia Library offers free access to Newspapers.com, JSTOR and ProQuest. People who want to save fiction-related articles should be improving articles with good-quality sources — and not just for articles that are prodded or up for deletion. Get a good nonfiction book about comics history and go through it page by page, adding a reference for everything discussed in the book. TwoMorrows Publishing is especially good for significant, independent coverage of comics history. For example, there was a little run a few months ago of people nominating articles related to Jack Kirby's work. Kirby has been extensively studied and discussed for years, including a long-running journal devoted just to his work. Many people added information and references to the articles, and we saved almost all of them from deletion, plus now they're better quality articles. — Toughpigs (talk) 17:29, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
    • The onus is on nominators to cite a policy-based reason for deletion, per WP:ATD, WP:NEXIST, WP:ARTN, WP:PRESERVE, and WP:NOTCLEANUP. Not the other way around. Any user who is nominating a bunch of articles on the sole basis of them being poorly-written or poorly sourced is doing something wrong. What if we didn't do that, and still made the effort to clean-up/cite these articles? Because WP:NOEFFORT is no excuse. (And to be clear, I'm not talking about the number of legitimate nominations that have been filed, which goes without saying) Darkknight2149 19:38, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
Worrying about who the onus is on is not the point. I've wasted time criticizing nominators in the past — the quote above criticizing Piotrus is mine, and I wish I hadn't written it, because it didn't make any difference. If you want articles not to be deleted, then the most effective way to do that is to find good sources, and add sourced information to the article. — Toughpigs (talk) 22:25, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
I tend to believe that policy and procedure exists for a reason. Darkknight2149 23:15, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
Agree to disagree, ToughPigs. They want the character to be Mickey Mouse level apparently. Look at all the improvements Nightscream and I made at Umar (Marvel Comics). That article still didn’t change the deletionists mind. Especially TTN's mind which he called it "smoke and mirrors" on being notable. I mean the group deleted the Injustice League without my knowledge. A primary Justice League arch villain group. I and another editor cite dumped Cain and Abel just recently. But it still is “plot dump” outside of having brief publication history. Nothing is pleasing these editors mind due to Wp:GNG which doesn’t sound as strict as they make it out to be and also so many link of WP:NOTPLOT going on that you would think sock puppetry is almost going on. Jhenderson 777 23:31, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
Toughpigs, I agree with what you said and that is consistently the best approach when dealing with subject topics where notability is called into question. I think the crux of this discussion, and why Jhenderson777 got so worked up in starting this discussion in the first place, is whether Piotrus's conduct demonstrates that he adheres to this website's fundamental approach of assuming good faith from an objective point of view. I have not formed a view, though in some of his previous comments which have been highlighted by other users, he indicated that he does not know the rationales of other users and relies on his stance of presumed suspicion as a basis for his repeated (Jhenderson would argue that it is indiscriminate) use of PROD when questioned, even in cases where it may not be an uncontroversial deletion from a reasonable point of view. Perhaps both editors could reassess the objectivity of their approach when handling the issue of contentious deletion topics? Haleth (talk) 09:41, 22 November 2020 (UTC)
If you really think socking is going on, SPI is thataway. Otherwise it just seems like you're throwing shade on people just for agreeing with each other and not with you. Reyk YO! 11:09, 22 November 2020 (UTC)
I said "almost" as in almost seems like it. It’s obvious my discussion here wasn’t originally about that. Yikes man! I am well aware of where to go to. There isn’t enough substantial evidence and again I assume good faith that it isn’t sock puppetry. Sounds like you are throwing shade at me and you really need assume good faith as well. Geez! Your comments seem kind of random and baity IMO LOL. Jhenderson 777 12:44, 22 November 2020 (UTC)
Yes Haleth. People are reading too much of what I say. If you look at the title it even says “good faith”. Yet Piotrus pointed out that guideline like I am not adhering to it. Like what? Are you not reading my comments or are they not clear. Being on the spectrum it wouldn’t surprise me if I am not clear. But in good faith just let me know then. Also I assume good faith..and I do believe some articles should be deleted/redirected while some shouldn’t. Those I normally did not vote on because I knew the AFD would do its thing so I was a silent majority. So I am not always an inclusionist and disagreeing with the deletionists. The most bad faith thing I could think of to say is I do feel like these AFD's are being treated like cleanup which is a no-no. Also just advising to slow down the process because inclusionists MIGHT want to help save the articles but too many to save would be stressing for them. Jhenderson 777 14:19, 22 November 2020 (UTC)
It is kind of weird that nobody even pretends to follow WP:BEFORE these days, and that faliure to meet GNG is just taken as read when nominating and making delete votes. Artw (talk) 03:03, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

Here's an example of comic-related content that gets habitually deproded by Andrew: Tara Fremont. Two paragraphs, all plot-summary, no references. All is well, eh? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 08:13, 26 November 2020 (UTC)

  • Tara Freemont is quite similar to Garganta – another member of Femforce. Garganta was prodded by Piotrus on 18 Nov and that prod was then removed on 23 Nov. Too Tall Tara was then prodded by Piotrus on 25 Nov even though it was clear that that opposition was expected. The nomination even anticipates the opposition by stating "There is also an option of WP:ATD in the form of redirecting this to Femforce..." which makes it clear that the nomination was a violation of WP:POINT. Piotrus is wasting everyone's time by using the PROD process when it is clear, even to them, that there is a more sensible alternative. Andrew🐉(talk) 12:12, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
Sounds like a bold merge seems like a more healthy alternative than prodding since prodding seems a bit controversial. If the article is a stub like that I don’t think anyone would mind. Jhenderson 777 14:51, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
@Jhenderson777 -->But isn't merging totally unreferenced content a violation of WP:V? What significance does this content add, given WP:ALLPLOT anyway? - GizzyCatBella🍁 13:27, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
@Andrew Davidson -->Are you saying that redirecting is the best option here? If yes, then why haven't you done so? Aren't you wasting everyone's time by making us move to AfD? After a prod is challenged (which suggested redirect as an alternative), redirecting does not seem uncontroversial, and indeed, it would be "a violation of WP:POINT I believe. - GizzyCatBella🍁 13:37, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
I would probably just Boldly redirect that one. Not necessarily merge which I am used to saying. Jhenderson 777 15:58, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
The Tara Freemont article is not "totally unreferenced" and so GizzyCatBella is commenting without having read it. WP:ALLPLOT, which they cite, is an essay and so is mere unofficial opinion. GizzyCatBella is wasting time by presenting unsupported and erroneous opinions. Andrew🐉(talk) 12:59, 28 November 2020 (UTC)

List of indef blocked or site-banned users?Edit

Is there anywhere on Wikipedia -- or any way to generate -- a list of indef-blocked or site-banned editors? I'm thinking that a chronological list of this sort would be helpful in identifying sockpuppets who begin editing shortly after their puppetmaster is blocked. Beyond My Ken (talk) 23:01, 22 November 2020 (UTC)

You could start with Special:BlockList and select the box for 'hide temporary blocks'. EdJohnston (talk) 23:13, 22 November 2020 (UTC)
The list would be far too large to be useful. Asking at WP:VPT might find someone able to write an SQL query (WP:QUARRY) that lists indef-blocked users in a range of block dates, provided the user had x edits (maybe 100 edits or more). Or, where the user was created x months before the block date (maybe 6 months or more). Johnuniq (talk) 02:38, 23 November 2020 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure Quarry would time out. Praxidicae (talk) 02:39, 23 November 2020 (UTC)
For reference, there was a list of banned users, but it was deleted via an MFD discussion in 2014. Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 02:55, 23 November 2020 (UTC)
Yes, on the 8th deletion discussion, the decision was to delete. Perpetually contentious. Liz Read! Talk! 03:15, 23 November 2020 (UTC)
I wonder if remaking it, but requiring that it only include the names and and a link to the ban discussions, would be useful. Although indef-blocked editors are not the same as site-banned ones. -- Rockstone[Send me a message!] 07:01, 23 November 2020 (UTC)
https://quarry.wmflabs.org/query/50007 is the 10,000 most recently indef hardblocked editors. Too much more takes too long. Knock yourself out. --AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 03:18, 23 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Wow, 10,000 and the list doesn't even get back to 2019! Beyond My Ken (talk) 03:52, 23 November 2020 (UTC)
An other option is to load the URL https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:BlockList&offset=20201122000000%7C10196617&wpTarget=&wpOptions%5B0%5D=tempblocks&blockType=&wpFormIdentifier=blocklist and fix the date in the URL to the end of the timeframe you're interested in. 109.186.211.111 (talk) 06:38, 23 November 2020 (UTC)
  • OK, interesting, I'll give it a try. Beyond My Ken (talk) 21:23, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

Appeal for N R Pavan KumarEdit

N R Pavan Kumar's unblock request is declined. — JJMC89(T·C) 06:33, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
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This user was blocked on April 1, 2017 by @Favonian: for suspected sock puppetry. @SpacemanSpiff: removed TPA January 2018. They are globally locked since March 2018, so their appeal must be carried from UTRS to here. To ask the stewards to be unlocked, they must first successfully appeal their block locally. I quote below.

Hi there, Myself Pavan. My username is "N R Pavan Kumar" I got blocked globally and banned since, past 4 years. Because of creating multiple accounts, Creating spam wikis and citing irrelevant source to the wikipedia. After 2019, I understood the concept and guidelines of wikipedia and policy so that I didn't create any accounts in wikipedia since 2019. So, kindly I'm requesting you to unblock and unban me in wikipedia. I promise you here after I will not create multiple accounts, spam wikis and I will never cite irrelevant source to the wikipedia. I'm begging you. Please permit me.

What's your pleasure? --Deepfriedokra (talk) 08:44, 23 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose. I count more than 30 sockpuppet accounts. This editor knew what they were doing and deliberately set up sockpuppet accounts repeatedly to evade their block. This hasn't been properly addressed in this unblock request. --Yamla (talk) 11:03, 23 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose even if we accepted everything in the appeal as true, this appeal statement shows such obvious WP:CIR issues that a re-block would be extremely likely. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 17:02, 23 November 2020 (UTC)
  • hell no in short, they have never contributed anything of value and have cross-wiki socked to the tune of hundreds of accounts. Net negative, no point. Praxidicae (talk) 17:03, 23 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose. This appeal, like its predecessors on User talk:N R Pavan Kumar, is just inane parrotting of WP:GAB. As pointed out above, the editor's actions make clear that there's no prospect of them ever being of any use to Wikipedia. Favonian (talk) 17:51, 23 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment. It's been a while so I'm not going to comment on the unblock request. I'll just say that this sockfarm has been a time sink for at least a couple of years. —SpacemanSpiff 01:22, 24 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose - the user's extensive history of using sockpuppets to evade an indefinite block makes them a net negative to the project. Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 04:40, 24 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment: With the current attitude to the project, you're joking, right? --93.78.35.45 (talk) 11:39, 24 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Extensive long term history of sockpuppetry. The only substantive contributions here from any of his sock accounts seem to be attempts to create spam/promotional articles about himself, traces of which can still be found in some page history logs, e.g.[2]. IMO he should be told that he can appeal to UTRS again no earlier than in 6 months time from now and that to have any hope for the next appeal to be taken more seriously, he'd have to do two things. First, provide a clear and articulate statement that he promises not to try to use Wikipedia for spamming and self-promotional purposes; and to make clear that this requirement applies to all namespaces, including articles, drafts, userpages, user talk pages, etc. Second, explain in detail what his plans for Wikipedia editing are, what kind of topics he plans to edit on, what kind of article he plans to create, if any, etc. Nsk92 (talk) 01:27, 25 November 2020 (UTC)
  • I don't know if I get a vote as an IP, but I would say Oppose. Has contributed nothing of value to the encyclopaedia and has simply written various hoax autobiographies about his non-notable achievements. He seems to have been at this for nearly a decade, I have just cleaned up the remnants of this piece of vandalism from 2011, where it was falsely claimed that Pavan Kumar was the director of a 2006 film, a claim his later sock puppets would later return to (claimed active 2006-2008 in cinema). 192.76.8.81 (talk) 17:17, 26 November 2020 (UTC)

ban from UTRS?Edit

  • {neutral} same reasoning as for TPA removal and per opposes above. --Deepfriedokra (talk) 18:06, 23 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Support indefinitely or in the alternative, for a period of time not less than six months. --Yamla (talk) 21:28, 23 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Support indefinitely. Nothing good will come from this. RickinBaltimore (talk) 17:56, 24 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment: How on earth will they ever have any ways of appealing their block. Should leave them at least 1 option. --93.78.35.45 (talk) 22:11, 24 November 2020 (UTC)
And that is the problem with UTRS bans. And that is why I brought it here instead of acting on my own. --Deepfriedokra (talk) 23:19, 24 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose, per Deepfriedokra. Unless folks from UTRS indicate that they want a UTRS ban in this case, I'd leave this one channel open for now. (But if he abuses the process with appeals that are too frequent then a UTRS ban would make sense.) Also, perhaps it's just morbid curiosity, but I sort of want to know if all these desperate pleas are motivated by more than the desire to have another go at creating a G11 article or user page about himself. Nsk92 (talk) 01:33, 25 November 2020 (UTC)
    @Nsk92: RickinBaltimore, Yamla, and I are UTRS admins. --Deepfriedokra (talk) 01:56, 25 November 2020 (UTC)
    This is appellant's third UTRS request. There were ~seven on their talk page. --Deepfriedokra (talk) 01:59, 25 November 2020 (UTC)
Oh, I see, thanks. Changing to Neutral then. Nsk92 (talk) 02:03, 25 November 2020 (UTC)
When were the last 2 UTRS appeals made? ProcrastinatingReader (talk) 20:24, 25 November 2020 (UTC)
@ProcrastinatingReader: UTRS appeal #20308 closed 2018-01-12. UTRS appeal #35771 closed 2020-10-11. UTRS appeal #37112 (current) opened 2020-11-12 . --Deepfriedokra (talk) 22:41, 25 November 2020 (UTC)
  • If users want to support it, it should be confirmed from ArbCom that they will take over future appeals.--GZWDer (talk) 13:46, 25 November 2020 (UTC)
    Would love policy guidance on that aspect. --Deepfriedokra (talk) 16:06, 25 November 2020 (UTC)
  • imo: It seems unlikely, from the poll above, that this editor will be unblocked, even with a SO-like appeal. However, perhaps Template:2nd chance is a feasible route to an unblock? I'm currently questioning whether they'd actually pass the process, but at least it remains an option of redemption, ability to show they're willing, and competently able, to contribute to something other than their own self-promo. It's probably worth leaving the door open to them should they actually wish to try that. If their next UTRS request is something other than such a contribution, then indeff. ProcrastinatingReader (talk) 22:49, 25 November 2020 (UTC)
    Ow. That's a tough one. I'm not sure I could pass it. --Deepfriedokra (talk) 22:52, 25 November 2020 (UTC)

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3RR exemption claimed for BLP; review requestedEdit

There've been accusations of edit-warring at Emily W. Murphy; I believe the removals were exempt from 3RR because of perceived BLP violations, but I'd appreciate a few more eyes on it to make sure I and ProcrastinatingReader are correct in our interpretation. —valereee (talk) 11:48, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

From my initial review, I'd agree that the weight of sources do not support the accusations being made and that the discussion on the talk page about better sourcing being needed is correct. Therefore it would be covered under the 3RR exemption. Out of an abundance of caution, I have full protected the article for a couple days noting that Feoffer has said that they won't add it back in. Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 12:02, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

Formal request to look into user User:PraxidicaeEdit

Blocked as a sock of User:Hamaze01. RickinBaltimore (talk) 19:07, 23 November 2020 (UTC)
Clarifying that the block was a WP:BOOMERANG. - The Bushranger One ping only 22:27, 25 November 2020 (UTC)
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I wish to bring to the attention of the administrators the user User:Praxidicae. If you look at Special:Contributions/Praxidicae, you will see that she continuously lists articles at Articles for deletion as an attempt to insult those who have worked on or contributed to the pieces. She provides little or no justification for the why she decides that articles should be deleted, and does not engage on her talk page when you attempt to discuss them. Further, she is generally rude and condescending, and fails to assume good faith in her actions as required on wikipedia PiratePuppy (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 18:41, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

Yes, please block me for following our policies and process of nominating dubious, spammy and fabricated articles. You sure did catch me! Praxidicae (talk) 18:43, 23 November 2020 (UTC)
(edit conflict) I'm going to assume that this is in relation to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Gloss Media, created by the OP and nominated for deletion by Praxidicae. I'm going to recuse from taking any "administrative" (in the non-sysop meaning) action on this thread, but I don't think this is anything that merits any sort of deep dive into "ABF". Primefac (talk) 18:45, 23 November 2020 (UTC)
@PiratePuppy: Can you please point to a few specific AfD nominations, and explain why you feel they are problematic? GorillaWarfare (talk) 18:47, 23 November 2020 (UTC)
PiratePuppy are you upset that I didn't respond to you under your current account or this one? Asking for clarity. Or perhaps you'd like to discuss all of these disruptive edits of yours that I had to clean up: [3][4]

[5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] Thanks. Praxidicae (talk) 18:49, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

what can I say except... Praxidicae (talk) 19:02, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

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Wikieditor19920Edit

Wikieditor19920 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) was already under a partial block from the closely-related Andy Ngo (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) (whose major target is Antifa), and continues to conduct debate via edit summaries not on Talk, and has been engaging in apparently tendentious editing at Antifa (United States) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) so I have added Antifa to he pageblock and extended it. This is in lieu of requesting an AP2 TBAN, which I think is defensible based on the lack of introspection displayed at user talk:Wikieditor19920 in response to the original pageblock, and noted by several well respected and calm editors, but I think we should be engaging in minimally aggressive controls right now due to the US political situation and associated elevated emotions. I encourage review and discussion of this, and this is without prejudice to action against the OP, Bacondrum (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log), who is absolutely not blameless here. I noted this at WP:ANEW where the original complaint is lodged. I suspect Bacondrum may also need some kind of restriction here - it's getting silly. Guy (help! - typo?) 00:33, 26 November 2020 (UTC)

I made a few sets of bold changes to the lead at Antifa (United States), and contributions to the talk page with detailed explanations of my edits. There was disagreement and these edits were reverted - but some edits of my suggestions, such as removing overcitations and pointing out where sources did not in fact support the provided language -- caught on and were later restored. Each of my edit summaries have been as detailed as my contributions on the talk page have been, and while they have not been met with unanimous agreement, they have resulted in minor changes to the lead that seem to be an improvement, including the removal of those overcites as well as small pieces of other redundant information. This is how WP:BRD works, and none of this is tendentious. I will note that my changes were intended only to make the lead more concise and did not involve the addition of any controversial information.
@JzG:, who had repeatedly used terms like "fash," "neofascist apologist," and "grifter" to describe the subject of the page Andy Ngo, something I asked them to tone down because of the obviously inappropriate and unproductive nature of these remarks,[19] has now banned me from that page until 2021. When I brought this up with JzG, they accused me of some sort of anti-Muslim animus for my edits at Linda Sarsour over a year ago, which helped elevate the page to GA status. If this doesn't show an obvious bias by this admin at the subject in question (specifically their language in describing the subject of a BLP), I don't know what does, and I can't think of a clearer case for admin abuse than here. I'm not even surprised, I'm just disappointed. Wikieditor19920 (talk) 00:45, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
As for the other user mentioned here, this is an editor who I've avoided and who has repeatedly sought me ought, for some inexplicable reason to either snipe at me at the talk page by calling my edits "blatantly POV" or to violate 1RR. An admin claimed that they "couldn't find the violation," despite my report showing two distinct reverts within 24 hours. The user went on to open an ANI. So that's how it goes. When you are on the "right" side, 1RR violations are ignored. When you are on the "wrong" side, as apparently JzG disagrees with my edits, both at Antifa and the "grifter's" page, then violations are contrived and used as a reason to limit your access to those pages. I stand by each and every one of my edits at those pages -- I never engaged in an edit war where I directly reverted someone's removal of my changes, I always did partial reverts and attempted to account for objections, and indeed, some of my edits ultimately remained in the article.
This latest accusation of a violation was for merging two sentences about the group's protest activity to note non-violent activity as well as violent (both were already in the article before I made any changes, just in two separate sentences) Because, in merging the two sentences, I removed "against those who they identify as the far right," apparently it was tendentious, but JzG does not realize that this language was objected to by another editor in the talk page, Aquillion, and my removing it was a partial acknowledgement of their objection. Of course, actually reviewing my edits and their compliance with WP:BRD and giving me the benefit of the doubt is much more difficult than simply swinging the admin hammer and throwing around phrases like "tendentious." Wikieditor19920 (talk) 00:56, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
Wikieditor19920, you made several "bold changes" all of which appear to have been reverted, by more than one editor. You did this in the context of an existing pageblock on Andy Ngo. Did you not pause at any point to reflect on the wisdom of this, or whether you should first seek consensus for changes to long-standing text? I look forward to seeing you contribute to a consensus building process on Talk (of both articles). Guy (help! - typo?) 01:01, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
@JzG: No, they were not all reverted, as I just explained. My removal of citations was initially objected to, and then, coincidentally, agreed with by Bacondrum, who partially restored my changes. My last change was to merge two sentences and, as a show of good faith, remove language objected specifically to by Aquillion here, which was to qualify their protests against the far-right with "those that they identify." He called that language "weak." I disagreed, but I removed it nonetheless in my subsequent edits to the page -- I thought the sentences about their protest tactics went better together, and, in the process, I incorporated a specific request by another user who had previously taken issue with at least some of my edits. Only in an alternate reality is this tendentious editing, but, per usual, when you don't have the benefit of the doubt by admins who substantively disagree, then everything is cast in a negative light and used to justify extraordinarily stringent bans that aren't even issued for actual, severe violations (such as 1RR). Wikieditor19920 (talk) 01:05, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
Wikieditor19920, so you won't have a problem with achieving consensus on Talk then, and demonstrating that you are in fact the good guy, despite past history. Great. That will be a decent result all round. I do recommend RfCs as a good way to settle intractable disputes. Guy (help! - typo?) 01:06, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
@JzG: I don't need to demonstrate that I'm a "good guy" to you. My work speaks for itself. You have misconstrued my contributions at this page in justifying this poorly explained ban, and forgive me if I have a problem with that. Wikieditor19920 (talk) 01:11, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
I think you misunderstand. Nobody needs to demonstrate anything to me, personally - I'm just zis Guy, you know? - but my advice to you, as an editor whom I respect regardless of personal differences, is to make it really easy for admins to see who's here to improve the encyclopaedia and who's here to right great wrongs. With that I will duck out, as long experience indicates that therse disputes go better when people are prepared to step back and wait for the dust to settle. Guy (help! - typo?) 01:54, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Wikieditor19920 rightly points out that Bacondrum is also under the same pageblock, it seems to me that equity might best be served by applying the same revised pageblock to both parties. What do others think? Guy (help! - typo?) 01:54, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
  • I did not go past 1RR so I respectfully contest the idea that I should also be sanctioned. If I am to be sanctioned I request the diffs demonstrating that I have crossed the line...failing that I want to know exactly what I have done wrong, otherwise this is completely unfair. I'll be being sanctioned for having been targeted by a disruptive editor. Bacondrum (talk) 02:22, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
Diffs showing the editor violated 1rr: First revert, Second revert, both in 24 hours. Here are the reports for the past three times in the last year and a half the user has the done same exact thing: 1, 2, 3. That's just to substantiate what I said when I pointed out the user was disregarding 1RR, something I very politely broached with them on their talk page (and which had absolutely no effect -- they continued making changes after claiming to have self reverted).
When I filed a report, Bacondrum, consistent with prior reports, offered a mix of faux apologies and crying wolf about being "harassed" claiming to be blameless, and that apparently worked; Inexplicably, this was closed without any action. For good measure, JzG, an admin who clearly agrees with this user about the page in question — I referenced above that JzG used the term "fash" and "neo-fascist apologist" to describe the subject Andy Ngo, and for the record, Bacondrum has used similar language at Talk:Andy Ngo -- unilaterally imposed a two-month ban, claiming I should have had notice about not editing at Antifa (United States) because of a page block at Andy Ngo. Apparently the same did not apply to Bacondrum, who violated 1RR at that page while under the same block, which seemingly is fine, but I should have known not to make any bold edits at that page or ones that other editors might possibly disagree with, no matter how minor. Wikieditor19920 (talk) 02:34, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
Wikieditor19920, you won't win much sympathy here with your continued attacks against JzG here. You made your point that you disagree with how they have handled this dispute but you continue making personal attacks that can result in a sanction in itself. Diffs are more convincing that sharp language. Liz Read! Talk! 03:51, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
@Liz:, Not one aspect of what I wrote is a personal attack, I am referencing specific comments by JzG and my issues with their action here. But thank you for the reminder that any criticism of an administrator is liable to be misconstrued or just misrepresented.
  • Springee, well, yes, because without it nobody would know or care who Ngo is. His popularity among the fash is entirely down to his crusade against Antifa and his apologia for neo-Nazis. Guy (help! - typo?) 09:15, 21 October 2020 (UTC) [https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Andy_Ngo&diff=prev&oldid=984654558&diffmode=source Diff
  • Wikieditor19920, which I did, but the RfC is specifically designed to discuss a single word, whereas most of the sources I have seen (and all the recent ones) either don't use it, or qualify it. Because, you know, he's a grifter. Guy (help! - typo?) 12:36, 21 October 2020 (UTC) Diff

And the other user involved mirrored those same comments in kind:

  • Ngo is the very definition of a Hack writer - nothing more, nothing less. This is a ridiculous argument. Bacondrum (talk) 21:05, 7 October 2020 (UTC)

Apparently, my mistake was suggesting that maybe we shouldn't use such language. My life would be a lot easier if I hopped on the boat and bashed the subject. But because I don't, I'm treated like an enemy by admins like JzG, and the burden is on me to prove I'm a "good guy" or on the "right side." Absolutely ridiculous. And in the meantime, when you happen to agree editorially with the admins about this kind of stuff, magically 1RR violations are written off or ignored. This type of behavior and misuse of admin tools does harm to the credibility of the site as a whole. Wikieditor19920 (talk) 04:22, 26 November 2020 (UTC)

And let's just be clear about what exactly JzG has presented as the basis to justify a 3-month topic ban on two pages. I changed this:
  • Antifa political activists are anti-racists who engage in protest tactics, seeking to combat fascists and racists such as neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other far-right extremists. This may involve digital activism, harassment, physical violence, and property damage against those whom they identify as belonging to the far right. Much antifa activism is nonviolent, such as poster and flyer campaigns, delivering speeches, marching in protest, and community organizing.

To this:

  • Antifa political activists are anti-racists who engage in protest tactics, seeking to combat fascists and racists such as neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other far-right extremists. This may involve digital activism, harassment, physical violence, and property damage, and nonviolent activities such as poster and flyer campaigns, delivering speeches, marching in protest, and community organizing.

There is absolutely nothing ban-worthy about this edit. I had not made any similar or partial reverts in the past 24 or 48 hours and it was a limited change. And yet, for a 1RR violation, he happily accepts false denials from Bacondrum that he did nothing wrong regarding 1RR and is technically correct, despite diffs obviously showing otherwise and the fact that this user has repeated the same conduct thrice before. This was an abusive block stemming from an editorial disagreement over a bold edit. This is exemplified by the unjustifiably lenient and chummy treatment towards an editor engaging in actual violations of DS but who happens to be on the "right side" of the disagreement. Wikieditor19920 (talk) 05:41, 26 November 2020 (UTC)

That is disingenuous. The history of the article shows a pattern of non-trivial edits by you, which are then speedily reverted by others. Guy (help! - typo?) 08:40, 26 November 2020 (UTC)

Question:User:JzG Maybe I miss something but aren't you WP:INVOLVED in AP? --ְְShrike (talk) 07:10, 26 November 2020 (UTC)

Shrike, Not in this article, to my knowledge, but that is why I brought it here for review by other admins. Guy (help! - typo?) 08:40, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
JzG, I think the best course of action is too ask a sanction here or at WP:AE and then impose it by uninvolved admin if it justified --Shrike (talk) 08:47, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
I don't see why that'd be necessary, or how Guy is too involved to enact a sanction themselves?
As far as the sanction itself goes, am I correct in thinking that there are no individually problematic diffs here, rather the issue is persistent large-scale bold additions to controversial parts (eg the lead), which are quickly reverted for being bold, and a lack of awareness that their approach may not be best for this particular article? ProcrastinatingReader (talk) 09:36, 26 November 2020 (UTC)

Because they involved in the same topic and have opposite POVs --Shrike (talk) 10:03, 26 November 2020 (UTC)

JzG, why don't you point to these "non-trivial edits." Was it where I removed a total of about 12 words from the lead? Or where I removed sources citing WP:CITEOVERKILL, and was reverted by a user before the exact same change was re-added by Bacondrum? Because you have not provided a single diff either here or on my talk page, but you seem to rely on false representations by Bacondrum that 1) his making two reverts within 24h isn't "technically" edit warring, and that my making changes to same page over the course of a week is? @ProcrastinatingReader: And can you point to any of these "persistent, large-scale" additionals to controversial parts, or are you aware that my largest edit merely removed 15 words? As with JzG, who is 100% WP:INVOLVED, you did not read the diffs.
Shrike You are exactly correct. Not only do JzG and I apparently have different points of view about the article, I'm insufficiently committed to his points of view about the subjects themselves. And as for AE, What's the point? It's an obviously unjustified ban, but when I reported Bacondrum for his persistent edit warring, another admin, Black Kite, just closed it without explanation or action and suggested there was "no violation" despite diffs. Totally incomprehensible. And yet, JzG presents innocuous a completely contrived violation here -- rehashing baseless arguments by Bacondrum -- and boom, three-month ban. If we can find an admin to ignore Bacondrum's obvious edit-warring and JzG can use admin tools with impunity against editors whose views he considers incorrect, whose to say another admin won't just come in and rubber stamp whatever he does? That's pretty much how it works around here. I also find it hilarious when JzG claims he "respects me personally," yet accuses me of anti-Muslim bias for editing Linda Sarsour (which I got to GA status), when I called him out on his outrageous comments at Andy Ngo. This is a WP:INVOLVED admin using their tools granted by the community to punish an opposing editor for a frivolous, contrived violation, even as they ignore open violations of discretionary sanctions by others. And he's not the only one. But I'm afraid the likely outcome is another admin will come in, draw some artificial distinction to justify it. Wikieditor19920 (talk) 11:07, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
I'm not accusing you of anything - I'm trying to clarify the TLDR of the reason for the ban in the view of the sanctioning admin.
However, And can you point to any of these "persistent, large-scale" additionals to controversial parts, or are you aware that my largest edit merely removed 15 words? seems quite inaccurate. I just looked at the history at a skim which shows sets of major changes to the lead from you (eg Special:Diff/988739848/988769763, Special:Diff/989452230/989455729, Special:Diff/990109873/990137392, or Special:Diff/990687183), and each being swiftly reverted, by 3 different editors.
And, as some advice, the walls of text above are not helping, and such format may be more suited for WP:AE. Take the appeal there, or if you'd rather the conversation happen here, could you please actually let other people converse? ProcrastinatingReader (talk) 11:19, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
@ProcrastinatingReader: That's fine. But just realize that all of those "major" changes are removal of citations and minor changes to wording, which were reverted as a knee-jerk reaction by one user until the talk page realized that my suggestion might have some merit and accepted the same changes from another user. My edits were fully within WP:BRD, and each set of changes I made sought to account for points articulated at the talk page by others, which, contrary to what JzG represented, I was an active and regular participant in. And the kicker here is that the other user in fact violated 1RR but has been allowed a pass for it by two admins now. Wikieditor19920 (talk) 11:27, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
I think it's better for everyone to be on the same page first before anyone starts trying to make an argument which may not even match with Guy's reasoning for the sanction. Somehow, 4 diffs has been turned into all of the text above, which is somewhat hard to navigate. You're also kinda repeating the same points and trying to turn this into something that is, in my view, irrelevant to the matter of whether you or anyone else should be blocked or unblocked here.
As far as 1RR on the other editor goes, I presume you're referring to Special:Diff/989462509/990109873? If so, whilst that rewording is perhaps technically within the scope of the definition of a "revert" if taken very literally, from a quick glance it appears it did not revert your actions (which were wholly reverted in Special:Diff/989462509 by another editor) or anyone else's in recent time. Unless I'm mistaken there, and I have only quickly glanced, I don't particularly believe in sanctioning someone for technical violations which show no intent to edit war. You link to User_talk:Bacondrum#Antifa above, and the editor seemingly tried to communicate with you and seems confused, and you did not respond? Seemingly the editor tried to resolve your concern in Special:Diff/990139380 but had no clue what you were talking about. ProcrastinatingReader (talk) 11:58, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
Ugh. I have just found Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Edit_warring#User:Bacondrum_reported_by_User:Wikieditor19920_(Result:_Closed), and now I'm mildly frustrated at my time being wasted here. This seems quite disingenuous to me, and trying to get another editor sanctioned under a legalese, technical definition of revert (aka, a copyedit), after it has already been resolved, is quite inappropriate. ProcrastinatingReader (talk) 12:07, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
@ProcrastinatingReader: You should either follow accurately what's going on or stay out of it. You claim you don't believe in a technical violations which show no intent to edit war. 1RR is not a technical violation, it's edit warring. I filed a report only after asking the user to stop, politely. They said they would, then continued to edit war, and lied about it on the AN3 page. This editor is not confused in the least -- they acknowledged the 1RR violation, continued it, and then denied it after being reported. This is their third time being blocked or warned for the same violation, as I linked above, and yet editors like you still give them the benefit of the doubt based on an unconvincing set of claims of ignorance. Of course, when I make changes to language, it isn't written off as a copy edit, but when this user does so outside the limits of 1RR, it's copy editing. So you hate "legalese," but apply it for me and not this other editor? These are exactly the phony distinctions that I was talking about earlier. You're right about one thing: I'm not going to keep re-explaining myself to editors who arbitrarily pre-judge a situation without even looking at what transpired, or selectively choose to ignore facts. Wikieditor19920 (talk) 13:48, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
Three uninvolved administrators have rejected that report there, and one further administrator has criticised your approach here. Your tripling down is greatly unfortunate. ProcrastinatingReader (talk) 13:58, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
And they are wrong. I'll provide the diffs again. First revert., Second revert. Two distinct reverts interrupted by another user's edits within a 24 hour period. But when you're just looking for a post hoc justification to nail someone you don't like or disagree with, what do facts matter? Wikieditor19920 (talk) 14:03, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
I don't know you or the other editor, and I couldn't care less for the Antifa article. So perhaps a good start here is to acknowledge that every admin and editor who says your assertions are false aren't all conspiring against you. The first edit is not an obvious revert, as multiple uninvolved admins at ANEW have told you. I still don't have a view on your original block, but I take a very dim view of this persistent, meritless attempt to pull down another editor, at least on this "1RR" charge. It is unacceptable, and you should stop. ProcrastinatingReader (talk) 14:10, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
@ProcrastinatingReader: I'm not going to continue arguing about this with you. You have no idea about the situation and are another jumping on the bandwagon. But just so we're actually dealing in reality, the first edit is a direct revert of this previous edit.Wikieditor19920 (talk) 14:25, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment - Administrators might want to look at their conduct at the Pit bull article, including edits like this and their numerous talk page edits where much of the same behavior is demonstrated - discussing bold edits through edit summaries, removal of sourced content, introduction of NPOV language, etc. PearlSt82 (talk) 16:23, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
discussing bold edits through edit summaries. Do you mean in addition to discussing my changes on the talk page? It's really interesting where a detailed edit summary is contrived as a violation. See this RfC on sources, where I directly discussed concerns at that page with arguments/content presented by PearlSt82, which I was only briefly involved in, and where other users agreed with my points. Shame on you for misrepresenting that, PearlSt82. "Introducing NPOV language" and "removing sourced" material" is a one-sided way of presenting editorial disagreements as if they somehow show wrongdoing. I'm also presuming you meant to say "POV language," which is just false; my changes in fact added what I saw as genuinely NPOV language, which is precisely what we should be doing. Wikieditor19920 (talk) 17:05, 26 November 2020 (UTC)

Further examples of bias and inappropriate commentary between JzG and Bacondrum at Talk:Cultural Marxism conspiracy theory

So that it's clear I'm not the only one who's encountered this problem: At another page, these two users exchange barbs over a discussion of sources that went well beyond the line.

  • Davide King, cultural marxism moved into the media mainstream the same way that climate change denial did: through motivated reasoning by grifters. Being part of the mainstream doesn't stop it being bullshit. Guy (help! - typo?) 21:15, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
  • JzG Hit the nail on the head. Spot on. I think the issue is that some people are rightly embarrassed to find out they have been regurgitating a Nazi era antisemitic conspiracy, so they get upset about it and make up excuses. Bacondrum (talk) 21:44, 18 October 2020 (UTC)

Without delving into the complexities here, both editors apparently use hostile, aggressive language in reference to editorial disagreements between editors and vitriolic accusations are thrown about casually in the same manner I pointed out at the Andy Ngo article, from these same two editors.

  • In another thread, in response to another disagreement, Bacondrum replies to the opposing editor in the dispute: Oh my. What a tantrum. Oh well, bye...WP:NOTCOMPULSORY That thread makes me want to quit, what a bunch of whinging bullshit. Bacondrum (talk) 20:52, 18 October 2020 (UTC)

It is laughable how some commenters here are trying to pin the blame on me for "pulling down a good editor" for calling out Bacondrum's edit warring. This editor calls names and attacks others the moment any kind of disagreement arises, in a brutal and personal way. Despite seemingly distancing himself from this behavior from Bacondrum at the start of this thread, JzG either participates in the conduct or gives a symbolic wag of the finger and a wink for what should be a patent violation of WP:CIVIL and grounds to ask the user to take a break from the page. If this isn't either incompetence or bias by an administrator, I don't know what is, and JzG's actions against me are just one part of that pattern. Wikieditor19920 (talk) 17:34, 26 November 2020 (UTC)

  • You're pretty clear about your take on JzG, but, reading the above, I don't see a single editor who agrees with you. Beyond My Ken (talk) 19:28, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
  • The evidence is posted above says all there is to say. But knocks like yours, Beyond My Ken, have absolutely nothing to do with substance and everything to do with making someone feel isolated, regardless of whether or not they bring up a valid point. I'm surprised that's the only thing you have to say, given your past issues with Bacondrum mirroring mine, but everyone's entitled to their opinion. (And yet, Shrike seems to understand exactly what I'm saying, so your observation is also not correct.) Wikieditor19920 (talk) 19:38, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Actually, you should read Shrike's comments again, because they have little to do with your complaint, and are more general in nature. Not every possible criticism of JzG means that the person agrees with you. Nor do my past disagreements with Bacondrum -- we're now on good terms, BTW -- have anything whatsoever to do with this case -- but I guess you're just grasping at straws and striking out at anyone who comes here to comment because your complaints are not getting the least bit of traction. That possibly also accounts for your WP:BLUDGEONing this discussion with repetitive WP:BATTLEGROUNDy walls of text.
    I suggest that the Law of holes applies here. Beyond My Ken (talk) 19:56, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
@Beyond My Ken: Call it whatever you want. I stand by what I've said about the severe and arbitrary nature of this block by JzG and the evidence I presented. Wikieditor19920 (talk) 20:42, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
Fine. Could you please learn how to properly indent discussion comments? Thanks. Beyond My Ken (talk) 21:10, 26 November 2020 (UTC)

@ProcrastinatingReader: suggests my documenting a 1RR violation is "harassment," yet did not even look at the diffs or my attempts to broach the issue with the editor beforehand, and proposes a ridiculous and punitive ban. They claim that I have a "track record of personal attacks," yet provides no such example. That's because I do not attack editors. You will not find one comment by me calling an editor "whinging" or calling their argument "bullshit" as in the diffs above, but yet again, this behavior is of no concern, nor is the fact that a clearly WP:INVOLVED admin imposed an excessive and arbitrary restriction on a page we've both been working on. This "circle the wagons" and "death by a thousand cuts" to anyone who dares question authority or the house point of view is what drives editors away.

It's easy to dig diffs, talk page notices, or disputes from the past four years and claim whatever you want and ignore my contribtuions, but the fact is any editor involved in AmPol has butted heads with others and engaged in passionate debates. When you are on the "wrong" side of those debates, it always seems to attract "warnings" and other sort of attention. The way that editors pull years-old threads out of context is just silly. @Bishonen: cites a thread where I asked another editor, who repeatedly appeared at pages I was editing to revert me, to not WP:STALK my edits if they were doing so, as "illustrative." The user got hostile and filed an ANI, which was ignored and archived. Other users who had followed the situation at that thread noted that I did absolutely nothing wrong, but Bishonen presents it here as damning evidence of I don't know what. I'm familiar with Bishonen's work and respect them, but this is just so one-sided and misleading.

If I had used the phrase "grifter" or "(insert negative association)-apologist" to describe any mainstream, popular subject, without providing a source, I would have been indeffed without question, as would any regular user. And that would be the right decision against any editor coming into AmPol with that kind of attitude. But again, you would never find one such example of any statement by me. But if I criticize those expressions coming from an admin -- especially one who just banned me from a page we've both been involved in -- then apparently that is a "personal attack" or "battlegrounding." I never claimed perfection, despite the accusations that I've never shown introspection, but apparently it's much easier to simply resort to punitive and extreme ban proposals and avoid an uncomfortable discussion about why the conduct I highlighted above is either tolerated or encouraged by admins freely and what kind of problem that creates for a productive atmosphere. Wikieditor19920 (talk) 22:06, 26 November 2020 (UTC)

You can dig up diffs or disputes from the past four years Anything you'd like to disclose? ProcrastinatingReader (talk) 22:18, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
@ProcrastinatingReader: Sorry, are you asking for something specific or just every time I've had a disagreement, made an edit that was reverted, or objected to something in an article? Wikieditor19920 (talk) 22:27, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
You know what, there is. Bishonen outrageously accuses me of "POV" without a shred of evidence, even as I've presented multiple examples of here, in the specific conduct I took issue with, of admins and users actively deriding and expressing negative opinions about the subject of a BLP. This ridiculous double-standard reminds me of a comment raised by a user at the thread Bishonen provided:

@Bishonen: One of the complainants here has told another editor in an American politics related MfD: [309] How about you and your whole busybody crew fuck right off!! Back when that happened, it was mentioned at AE etc. and nothing was thought of it. Now you are warning Wikieditor19992 for far, far less. It seems that there are two sets of standards at play. Different rules are applied for different editors depending on whether they follow the house POV. Wikieditor19920 (talk) 22:47, 26 November 2020 (UTC)

I meant that your account is from 2018, but you say four years, so I'm just curious what you were editing on beforehand? ProcrastinatingReader (talk) 23:07, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
@ProcrastinatingReader: None, that is my rough guess about how long I've been editing Wikipedia for (i.e. been using this single and only account). It's not something I keep track of, and it may be 3 or 2.5. Wikieditor19920 (talk) 23:11, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
So, you're saying that your "rough guess" about how long your tenure on Wikipedia has been (2 years and 8 months) is 4 years or 3 or 2.5? That's believable. Beyond My Ken (talk) 23:39, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
That's right. I just checked the diff again, it was September 2018. Congratulations. It's not something I sit around and think about or keep track of, but I would figure you to assume bad faith or infer something nefarious. Wikieditor19920 (talk) 23:47, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
As with much of your editing, it probably wouldn't hurt you to think a little more about what you're doing before you do it. Perhaps then you might realize that there's no reason for the 14th repetitive wall-of-text argument because the previous 13 pretty much said what you wanted to say, and you're only creating a bad impression by saying it again. Beyond My Ken (talk) 00:14, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

Beyond My Ken That was obviously an honest mistake. Nonetheless, clearly you have a point, since my communications are being pretty quickly disregarded. Regardless, I think I brought up a few legitimate issues:

  • Use of admin tools by a WP:INVOLVED admin to impose a three-month ban for an extremely minor edit
  • Concerning expressions used about a BLP
  • Seemingly arbitrary standards applied in resolving an editorial dispute with sanctions

Could I have expressed myself better? Sure. But the proposed WP:PUNITIVE block addresses nothing, and it feels like retribution for my having criticized an admin who subsequently requested a desysop. I don't know if it's related, but the fact that this administrator did so immediately afterward raises an obvious question about the propriety of the intial block. And rather than addressing this point, ProcrastinatingReader brings up talk page notices from 2018 to aggressively lobby to have me blocked for bringing it up. Wikieditor19920 (talk) 01:43, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

Hi, @Slywriter:, just to clarify, are you referring to me when you describe American politically conservative editors? If so, I'm going to ask you to strike that, because you are a) mischaracterizing my views and b) you really don't have any information to characterize my views, party registration, or personal beliefs in the first place. My concerns about disparaging a BLP extend to all pages regardless of any ideological spectrum they fall on, as I already indicated. Wikieditor19920 (talk) 02:00, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, @Slywriter:. Agree that that kind of material is frustrating, disagree that I went lower by bringing it up, but appreciate the feedback. Wikieditor19920 (talk) 02:11, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
May not be my finest use of the english language but my point is if you keep finding yourself dragged onto the drama boards by other editors/admins then you should take a step back and ask why and how can I avoid it going forward. Now unfortunately, the community may force that upon you but I do think it would be a net negative to Wikipedia for that ban to be a complete one that drives you away from the project Slywriter (talk) 02:38, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
Appreciate it! We'll see what happens. Wikieditor19920 (talk) 02:40, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
For those who seem to suggest my only positive contributions have been outside AmPol, this is untrue. I helped bring Linda Sarsour to GA status as well, one at the intersection of AmPol and PIA. It's far more difficult to make those kinds of changes on a page where every edit is challenged and argued about, as opposed to that of a small college or little known academic, but I accomplished it, why? Because my edits were neutral and well thought out (as were those of the others who I was working with). So it's simply wrong to dismiss my work in that area of the encyclopedia based on a few unfortunate encounters. Wikieditor19920 (talk) 12:07, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

Comment

I appreciate the overall message and tone of Wugapodes's comments, while I disagree with the suggested remedy. Even so, I'm seeing several editors attributing to me supposedly persistent battle-grounding, personal attacks, and everything in the book. While I don't think anyone who's edited AP-32 (including myself) can say they never once said something that they wish they had phrased differently, I resent the rush to judgement on topic bans and indeffs, severe and punitive remedies, without a single diff showing me disrespecting another editor, attacking another editor, or making an unfounded accusation. ProcrastinatingReader accused me of "parading attacks" against the user Bacondrum and filing a "frivolous report" at WP:AN3. I disagree but accepted the outcome. The response by Bacondrum was to:

This is not me "attacking" the user, this is what happend. It was then that JzG decided they would unilaterally, and without warning or notice, ban me for three months at two pages where they have been WP:INVOLVED, while letting Bacondrum off with a mere warning for the 1RR matter and their follow-up comments about me on multiple talk pages. Even the edit by me that JzG supposedly premised this on was exceedingly minor: I merged two sentences, removing a phrase objected to by another editor, and removed sources, something that others including Bacondrum agreed with on the talk page. This is not the kind of conduct that should lead to a T-ban. Wikieditor19920 (talk) 23:46, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

Block proposedEdit

  • Indef for ongoing attacks and frivolous litigation against Bacondrum, a few steps removed from harassment, here and at ANEW; plus their track record of incivility and personal attacks from a skim of ANI & their talk page history; plus battleground behaviour; persistent bludgeoning -- all of which are on display above. That includes [20][21][22][23] (warned by Bishonen), multiple warnings for such conduct [24][25][26], prior sanctions [27][28] by @TonyBallioni and Black Kite. Regular throughout their tenure [29][30][31], gaining the attention of no less than a dozen totally different admins. Too many issues, regardless of any content merits. @Liz and Swarm: gave advice for self-reflection on your approach to collaborative editing on Wikipedia and ask yourself whether this is an environment you can work in one month ago, and at the heart of this dispute is not reverts but battleground behavior across several forums [...] if this dispute between you and Bacondrum continues [...] you will face a more serious sanction; this advice apparently hasn't worked. This kind of conduct drives editors away, which we are already in short supply of, and wastes the time of others, whilst deteroriating the editing atmosphere, and hence should not entertained for this long. Unfortunately, I feel another AP2 TBAN (their previous, 3mo for battleground behaviour, expired) will be insufficient, especially given the lack of introspection above, plus narrow editing interest and the broadness of the issues. ProcrastinatingReader (talk) 21:28, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Support indef. ProcrastinatingReader offers an impressive/depressing collection of diffs and links, including noticeboard threads illustrating the way people are worn down by Wikieditor19920's wordy and untiring POV-pushing. As I'm always saying, the time and patience of constructive editors is Wikipedia's foremost resource, and this editor is depleting that resource. This thread, which slid into the archives without a close, may be the most illustrative of all. And the warnings and sanctions, such as a three-month Am Pol T-ban, seem to have had very little effect on the user's style and attitude. If the proposal for an indefinite block doesn't gain traction, I suggest another T-ban from American politics, but this time not time-limited but indefinite. That does not mean forever, but it does mean there has to be constructive and useful editing in other areas, probably for at least six months, followed by a convincing unban request. I actually think it's time for an indefinite block, though. Bishonen | tålk 21:44, 26 November 2020 (UTC).
  • Support indef After reading PR's diffs and especially, Bishonen's pointer to the January thread, I think an indef block is well-deserved to protect Wikipedia from WE19220's disruptive and harassing behaviors. Like Bishonen, I also support an indef AP2 Tban if there is no consensus for an indef block. Beyond My Ken (talk) 22:01, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Support AP2 TBAN; Oppose CBAN An indefinite block after a community discussion is essentially a community ban, and I don't think we're at that point yet. I think there's enough disruption to warrant a broad topic ban from the more contentious parts of the encyclopedia though, and a TBAN let's us see if WE19220 can contribute positively or whether a CBAN should follow. Wug·a·po·des 00:12, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
    FTR, the issues extend to PIA also (see many of the links), so a ban would also have to cover that topic area imo if going TBAN route. But didn't you tell me these discussions are hard to do again? ;p That discussion blocked that editor for far less issues. ProcrastinatingReader (talk) 01:10, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
    Sure throw in PIA too. An indef TBAN (like this) is different from a time-limited one (like in the example you give). A time-limited TBAN means that even if there's still problems we have to have a whole new conversation which--in that specific case--was unlikely to happen since the original thread had to be resurrected from the archive just to get sanctions in the first place. Meanwhile, any admin can indef WE19220 if they continue to be disruptive--we don't need a community discussion for that--and especially if they violate the TBAN. WE19220 seems to be productive outside these areas--they've started articles on academics and alumni and brought Goucher College up to GA. Jumping straight to an indef CBAN is a lot when they can clearly behave just fine outside these areas. That's what TBANs are for. Wug·a·po·des 03:04, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
    I'm usually the one who supports lesser sanctions, but for this kind of behaviour, which is a cancer to any collaborative environment, I genuinely do not see why anyone wants to allow this. You see one GA, I see the GAs that didn't happen because the editors were driven away. The editor says above the discussions I linked are from 2018, when most of them are from 2020, some not even a month ago. They think every uninvolved admin was against them. They do not get it; can you honestly say this conduct is rehabilitatable?
    Sorry, I cannot get behind your idea that any admin would indef themselves: nobody did so to date, instead opting for slaps on the wrist. Neither whilst this editor paraded their attacks on Bacondrum above - the very thing they were warned against doing - on the administrators noticeboard, one of the most watchlisted pages on this site. That a community discussion is now required is an administrative failure. ProcrastinatingReader (talk) 09:14, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
    Our blocks aren't punitive, they are preventative, and since the disruption seems limited to defined topic areas, we can prevent disruption by banning WE19220 from those topics. I'd support a CBAN if those were the only areas to which WE19220 contributed, but it's not. I can come up with tons of hypothetical GAs that might have been written, but it doesn't change the fact that WE19220 actually wrote some and a CBAN won't magically make those hypothetical GAs or editors suddenly appear. The GAs and creations by WE19220 aren't even in the area of conflict; I'm not going to support a CBAN because someone thinks WE19220 will be disruptive outside of the TBAN areas since we have clear evidence that WE19220 can contribute fine outside of this topic area.
    People can change, even between topic areas, and we have many editors--even some admins--who started their careers with indef vandalism blocks or successfully appealed CBANs. In fact, I make it a personal goal to welcome back every contributor who successfully appeals a CBAN (e.g., Mar 2020, Nov 2020) per meatball:WelcomeNewcomer and meatball:ForgiveAndForget. So to your question can you honestly say this conduct is rehabilitatable? Yes, because I've seen it multiple times. It is far better to try and retain and reform editors where we can rather than kicking out people we don't like and hoping others magically appear. It is hard to get people to contribute, I say having run edit-a-thons and doing outreach with academics. You can wax philosophic about editor recruitment and retention, but kicking WE19220 out won't magically solve our problems and it is unfair to make them a scapegoat of a problem they're barely even part of. We have tons of editors who simply cannot contribute well in certian areas--Beyond My Ken, who is supporting a CBAN, is under an editing restriction himself. The Rambling Man has a topic ban and multiple interaction bans. We literally have TBANs for this exact reason and we should use them before resorting to more drastic measures like complete removal from the community.
    Finally, speaking as an admin, slapping an indef on someone in the middle of a community discussion is usually frowned upon per WP:SUPERVOTE. The ban discussion you started is why admins are hesitant to dole out sanctions because it could be seen as circumventing community discussion. Is that right or good? I don't know, but it's certainly strange to fault all admins for not taking action sooner on something we found out about literally a couple hours ago and which is actively being discussed by the community. Could the admins in the past done more? Sure. But they didn't and I'm not going to punish WE19220 now just because other admins were too kind. I'll certainly look at the blocks to find out where disruption is likely to continue to occur and take action to prevent that disruption, which is why I oppose a CBAN and prefer a TBAN: WE19220 seems fine outside of politically contentious areas. Wug·a·po·des 22:44, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose CBAN / Support TBAN (Broadly) The leeway given to certain editors in how poorly they treat subjects of articles on talk pages can be frustrating for american politically conservative editors (Though I stand by the original statement, Wikieditor is right that I lack the information to apply said statement to his specific circumstances). It even gets to the point where you believe that they are out to get conservatives editors that disagree with them. However, when they go low, you go lower is not the wikipedia way and Wikieditor needs a break from AP2 for everyone's sanity and so that they can understand wikipedia is ultimately not a battleground for supremacy of ideology. Reliable Sources, rationale debate and avoiding personal attacks is a much better way to improve articles. Slywriter (talk) 01:55, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Support indef I haven't seen this editor before, but reading through this thread and linked discussions I can see a history of battleground editing which many warnings, noticeboard discussions, topic bans and blocks haven't been able to stop. The editors we actually want to retain on these articles are the ones who don't engage in battleground editing, and we're not doing them a service by tolerating this. I suppose a topic ban from modern US politics would take care of the immediate problem, but these are issues which are likely to crop up elsewhere. If we have to impose multiple topic bans, as suggested above, then that's definitely a situation where we should be looking at an indefinite block. Hut 8.5 08:46, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose JzG's descriptions of Ngo as a "grifter" and Ngo's actions as "apologia for neo-Nazis" are inappropriate. Wikieditor19920 has been right to scrutinize such BLP treatment, and I think it would be dangerous BLP-wise to remove editors who make sure that stuff like this doesn't get a free pass. Sadly, too often discussion in the AP32- topic area is hostile, and certainly Wikieditor19920 could do his part and improve. But it seems biased to ignore JzG's track record or consider criticism of Bacondrum as "frivolous litigation" when he has multiple blocks for edit-warring and battleground attitude. At that point it becomes sniping for POV. --Pudeo (talk) 08:56, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Support TBAN / Oppose CBAN. Pretty much per Wugapodes; it appears that 19220 can contribute positively to the encylopedia in areas that aren't contentious; it would seem a shame to lose that. Black Kite (talk) 11:09, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Support indef as first choice per Hut8.5, second choice TBANs from AP and ARBPIA - indefinite with appeal possible after 6 months. This is based on what I've seen of his edits over time and nothing to do with NGO or JzG. --Doug Weller talk 11:58, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose We have to see the full context here yes I think user should take a step back but admins shouldn't take actions in discretionary area that there are WP:INVOLVED even if they didn't edit certain article there are proper procedures for this --20:27, 27 November 2020 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shrike (talkcontribs) .
  • (1) It's far from clear that Guy was "involved" as defined by WP:INVOLVED. (2) People should actually read WP:INVOLVED once in a while, especially the part that says: "...the community has historically endorsed the obvious action of any administrator – even if involved – on the basis that any reasonable administrator would have probably come to the same conclusion." (3) Guy brought his action here for consideration as to its appropriateness. The fact that we're now !voting about a possible sanction for Wikieditor19920, in which a number of admins have endorsed a sanction stricter than Guy put in place, and a reading of the section above indicates that the community's consensus as well as the consensus of admins is behind Guy. Beyond My Ken (talk) 01:08, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Not seeing enough for a indef. Most of the examples above are overlaps and links to the same thing over and over. I am concerned with the same people showing up over and over with warnings and threats. That gets less and less productive every time it happens. PackMecEng (talk) 22:34, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
    • That cuts both ways. The same people show up to defend... Just sayin'. --Valjean (talk) 23:33, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
      • Not so much actually if you look at the overall people involved. Sure there are a few that show up defending them, but the vast majority are on the other end. Your comment reads more like WP:FALSEBALANCE. PackMecEng (talk) 00:13, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Support CBAN, with TBAN second choice Time is precious here, and I don't have much patience with editors who are timesinks. Miniapolis 23:30, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Support TBan (AP2) per Black Kite and Doug Weller. -- Valjean (talk) 23:33, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Support CBAN first; broad TBAN second per Doug Weller.--Jorm (talk) 01:07, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose, Wikieditor19920 should be more succinct, but other than that he is a constructive editor. 11Fox11 (talk) 06:57, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Support CBAN as first choice. PR's links above show sufficient disruption that I believe this editor to be a net negative. Support INDEF TBAN from AP2 & PIA as second choice. Vanamonde (Talk) 16:34, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Support indef as first choice, with TBAN as second choice per the concerns raised by Miniapolis and Doug Weller. Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 20:35, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Support indef and AP2/ARBPIA topic bans. Whereas I don't see any knock-out diffs that alone would warrant an indef, persistent arguing-to-death is very corrosive in a collaborative community and that is worse than a knock-out incident. Johnuniq (talk) 01:11, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose CBAN Personally, I find myself disagreeing with Wikieditor19920 frequently. I think his problem is with WP:BLUDGEONing the process, WP:IDHT and Wikilawyering which I don't think at this point warrant a community ban. If they could just take some of these criticisms on board and drop the persecution complex, they could continue to make worthwhile contributions. But I think their persistence here and refusal to drop the stick will result in some sanctions. Their complaints about a relatively limited page block (two articles?) might result in a topic ban or community ban. Not a smart move to take it this far. Liz Read! Talk! 05:27, 29 November 2020 (UTC)

Block evasionEdit

Hi. I am an sysop of es.wiki and as a result of this report it has been detected that the expelled user Jorge Blanco dragon has created two socks accounts. One of them has edited this Wikipedia, thus evading its blocking. MadriCR (talk) 01:28, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

MadriCR, thank you, it looks like that user has been indeffed for other reasons for nearly a year. —valereee (talk) 01:49, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
Jorge Blanco dragon was indeffed, but Jorge Blanco 2000 -    It sounds like a duck quacking into a megaphone to me on its own even without the heads-up - was not. They are now though. Also I'm surprised that the Twinkle block menu doesn't have "block evasion"? Huh. - The Bushranger One ping only 05:16, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
Yeah, The Bushranger, Twinkle only has that when you attempt to block an IP, but it has "sock puppetry (puppet)" for accounts. Bishonen | tålk 09:41, 27 November 2020 (UTC).

WP:PERM backlogEdit

Please have a look at the long pending WP:PERM backlog especially PCR and a handful at Autopatrolled, Rollback and NPR . Thank you 42.106.196.191 (talk) 17:18, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

Haleth and Jiren relatedEdit

Hey I know i have been here before. This might not even be the right place for it. If so I apologize. I diagree with an admin @Joe Roe:. It seems that he stripped an autopatrol right after an editor @Haleth: editor (who i just got to know here on Wiki recently) recommended me to use autopatrol. I was mostly like “ok whatever” if it’s important like he claims i will do it. So i did. I was rejected. Ok that didn’t bother me as much. But then I figured out why and that he stripped away Haleth's autopatrol away too. That seems a bit overexcessive. Especially since he based on it another editor (an reviewer who commonly redirects back work after just reviewing them when he claims it doesn't pass GNG). Again i dont harbor hard feelings on Onel5969, sometimes we do have conflict and maybe I shoud’t have autopatrol rights because of him. But that does seem to show favoritism on Joe Ro's part to strip a right on one editor and not give one based on conflict that i had on the other. I would think it’s assuming bad faith myself. But the bigger issue is that he then obviosuly stalked Haleth's work soon after and then changed Jiren to Jiren the Grey because he seems to think a "cartoon character" is not as notable as a real life location (which happens to be a stub). I always assumed you need consensus to do page move presumtions like that. Again I am not an admin but I kind of contesting what he is doing on that. Jhenderson 777 19:58, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

Joe has been notified now, though Haleth and Onel have not (though I'm not sure if Onel needs to be notified, I don't see any diffs so I can't make heads or tails of who is actually involved in this). Primefac (talk) 20:04, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
Sorry that is harder since I am using a mobile device. I was also going to notify the editors but I am slow on that too because...mobile edit. Will Joe's edit history do? I will link that if you want?Jhenderson 777 20:08, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
I will notify Haleth (who seems inactive at the moment) and also link the two issues that i have next too. Also I thank you for the notifications. Have you tried phone texting on Wikipedia? I don’t recommend it over just using a computer lol. Jhenderson 777 20:28, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
Ok here is where Haleth said to notify something I knew little about except for the fact that I never had the privilege of getting it automatically. Here is the reason why I was rejected and Haleth's rights were revoked. Here is where he is notified that the editor's rights are revoked. Here is where he moved Jiren to Jiren the Grey. (Note Since I did a lot of out of wiki stuff after I linked this, I will show the rest later to avoid edit conflict.) Jhenderson 777 21:13, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
Here is where he reverted the move log of the city apparently thinking it is the primary topic and accusing Haleth of systematic bias and hijacking. Hereis where said he was glad he did it and called the character a "cartoon character" like I mentioned. That's it. That’s all I was talking about. No hard feeling if what did wasn’t wrong. Though I disagree with the name title and WP:AGF was not used IMO. Jhenderson 777 21:40, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
Wow, this really is something. If Joe Roe has indeed stalked my user contributions and read my talk page thoroughly, which Jhenderson777 has suggested, he would be aware that another editor has also recommended that I sought autopatrol rights, though I did not see him furthering his act of retaliation by also revoking that user's right on this basis. For the Jiren issue, WP:Before showed that the Ethiopian city of Jiren no longer exists, and whatever sources I could find on the topic are passing mentions on books through a quick search. If it was a very important capital city, I'd expect to see more writing on the matter by historians and anthropologists. Given that the article appears to be a perma-stub for well over a decade and only supported by a single source, I would not be surprised if the article is scrutinized or even sent to AfD if encountered by other editors who draw a harder line on notability or even verifiability. Again, BRD. If he disagrees, he could simply revert me and then start a move discussion on the topic, and if he believes that I have made a genuine mistake then he could always reprimand me for it and I am more then happy to concede and apologize.
Could someone advise what is the avenue for me to appeal for restoration of autopatrolled rights, and make a complaint to against Joe Roe in his capacity as an administrator as well, since he has shown the same systemic bias he has accused me of with the name-calling and removing my autopatrolled rights without giving me an opportunity to explain myself? I should note that my decision to pursue autopatrol rights in the first place have nothing to do with evading scrutiny by NPP users like Onel5969, and I am not gaming the system as accused by Joe Roe. Haleth (talk) 23:01, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Endorse; when I saw Special:Diff/989487297 and Special:Diff/989718312, I already expected to see the latest entry in Haleth's user group log. I'll invite Wugapodes (granting administrator) and Onel5969 to the discussion to see what they think about the removal. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 22:38, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
    Could you clarify what is it that you are endorsing? I am not sure exactly what you are trying to say.Haleth (talk) 23:09, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
    I think 'endorse' is "I endorse the removal". --Izno (talk) 23:21, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
    Sorry for the ambiguity. Yes, I endorse the removal. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 01:06, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
    Are you, or any other administrator or editor able to clarify then, whether this page is the appropriate avenue for me to appeal the removal and part of due process? Haleth (talk) 01:16, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
    Haleth, generally, per WP:ADMINABUSE, If a user believes an administrator has acted improperly, they should express their concerns directly to the administrator responsible and try to come to a resolution in an orderly and civil manner. That said, WP:AN is generally the right place to discuss administrative action, and now that a discussion exists, the choice of the venue (and the chance of having a low-publicity discussion) is gone. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 02:16, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
    These comments do indicate that Haleth at least missed the point of autopatrolled. It's not to avoid or get around NPP, it's a sign that the user is trusted enough to skip NPP. --Izno (talk) 23:24, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
    • Besides Wugapodes, At least one NPP editor and one administrator have endorsed my ability [[32]] to create quality articles which have been previously redirected due to notability concerns. I have also indicated [[33]] that I don't mind NPP editors reviewing my work. I also feel that Jhenderson777 has demonstrated that he too is also trusted enough to skip NPP as he has been an active editor here on wikipedia for several years, which is why I suggested that he do so. I only nudged him further since he has given an indication that he might put it off and forget about it, and it is certainly not part of some conspiracy or pact against Onel or the NPP group as alleged by Joe Roe. But maybe my opinion has little weight since I am not an admin or NPP patroller. It is not to game the system as Joe Roe has accused me of doing, and I feel that they have demonstrated in their series of actions that they does not believe in good faith in spite of being an admin on this site. I requested autopatrolled rights to alleviate the backlog for NPP users, as I sometimes see pages I created or undid a redirect for being reviewed months after they have been created. Haleth (talk) 23:38, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment as granting admin. I don't usually work at PERM, and at the time was helping clear a long-standing backlog. I welcome the revert and review. I think Joe is within his right to refuse Jhenderson and revoke Haleth. The autopatrol policy says admins can refuse at their discretion if they think it would be beneficial for the editor's creations to go through NPP, and if the goal is to avoid scrutiny, well, that's a reason to think the added scrutiny of NPP would be beneficial. As for revoking, there doesn't seem to be any guidance on that so I think disagreeing with the grant in the first place is as good a reason to revoke as any. To describe my thinking at the time of the grant, Haleth's request was rather different from Jhenderson's and on the surface looked fine--exemplary even. I saw that they'd created 40ish articles with over 20 being C-class or better, and nothing stood out to me after spot checking one or two of them. Haleth had been sporadically active, but over a long period so I presumed they knew the core policies (and they said as much). I can't remember if I saw the conversation with ZXCVBNM on Haleth's talk page, but if I had I didn't think too much of it at the time. On the whole Haleth seemed like a fine editor who met the qualifications, so I granted the usergroup. If actions since then cast doubt on their ability to use the right well, or if the original grant was in error, then I should be reverted. Wug·a·po·des 23:26, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
I am still quite confused. As said before I was invited like he was once. Is there something wrong with that? What was the admin thinking? Was he thinking we were going to use it irresponsibility. I promise I wouldn’t have and I am sure Haleth wouldn’t either. I myself did it out of request naturally Also I don’t see his Jiren edit as constructive at all. Though it’s not a topic I am involved in myself so I discussed it instead. Jhenderson 777 23:40, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
I did not "invite" you such since I am neither a NPP editor or admin. I suggested that you do so, since I assumed from recent events that you do not have autopatrol rights even though you appear to have been editing on wikipedia for many years and I have reason to believe that your work is trusted enough to skip the NPP queue. I believe that your right to have autopatrol rights should be assessed based on the quality of your work, but I suppose I can understand why our conversation may be misinterpreted as "gaming" the system. So, I believe the real issue for other administrators to examine, is whether they think Jhenderson777 has a poor grasp of wikipedia policies and thus should continue to be subject to scrutiny by NPP editors? Haleth (talk) 23:50, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
Yes that's what I meant. You recommended it to me like another editor did to you. I fail to see the problem of why you would get autopatrol rights gone. I myself wasn’t sure I wanted it. But it still was like a slap to the face to be rejected because of the accusations he made on us. Jhenderson 777 23:57, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
I think you should only apply for autopatrol rights, or request for anything for that matter, if you are absolutely sure you wanted it. It was never my intention to influence you in an undue manner or to thwart NPP efforts. Nothing is stopping any editor, even IP users, from proposing anything we have done substantial work on to AfD if they are found to be questionably notable, whether we have autopatrol rights or otherwise. Haleth (talk) 00:50, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
I wanted it. I also thank you for directing and showing me where to go to get it. I was just multi-tasking at that time that I made my request too brief. Didn’t expect the outcome to be so negative (especially in your side). Jhenderson 777 01:09, 28 November 2020 (UTC)

Additinal Comment:I think I know what happened. I mentioned that somebody recommended me it and that opened a can of worms. I was quite busy that day with Wiki contributions and (being ADHD and all) I shouldn’t worded it the way I did. For that I apologize. I also didn’t put much effort on my reasoning anyway. Still feel what the admin done on Haleth was wrong though. Hence this conversation. Jhenderson 777 00:10 28 November 2020 (UTC)

  • For those unfamiliar with the autopatrolled right (autoreviewer), it exists to lessen the impact that high-volume article creators have on the new page patrol backlog, by automatically marking their creations as reviewed. Sometimes people come to PERM with the idea that it's a sort of reward for being a regular editor, but we try to combat that by making it clear (e.g. in the box at the top of WP:PERM/A) that it has no impact on editing and is only a clerical tool for NPP. The guidelines for granting it are brief, which leaves a lot of room for admin discretion in determining whether the editor requesting it regularly create articles that we can be relatively certain would not benefit from going through the new page patrol process.
Haleth was granted autopatrolled early this month, at his request. I revoked it because I saw this conversation on Jhenderson777's talk page, after he alluded to it in his PERM request. There, he said plainly that he requested autopatrolled because he had ran afoul of a particular NPP user and recommended Jhenderson777 do the same if you don't want any newly recreated or un-redirected articles to be flagged by the NPP team. I didn't see it at the time, but there is also this conversation on Haleth's talk page which makes it clear that Haleth's PERM request was a direct response to a similar suggestion by another editor, so his insistence here that he asked for it it because he suddenly became concerned with the NPP backlog does not ring true. Asking for any user right to avoid scrutiny by others is a giant red flag. I am not sure if I'd have granted his original request—certainly I can see why Wugapodes did—but with this new information and the fact that the request came shortly after Haleth had an article PRODded by Piotrus, it's obvious to me that his creations would continue to benefit from going through the new page patrol process.
Naturally, after I pulled the right, I reviewed the articles Haleth had created in the time he had autopatrolled. There were only two. Thrall (Warcraft) looked fine. Jiren the Grey was also fine in content, but I saw that to create it Haleth had usurped the title of an article about the capital city of the Kingdom of Jimma. This seemed to me to be a blatant failure to consider long-term significance in determining the primary topic, so I reverted the bold move. I can appreciate how editors working in a niche subject area can get a bit of tunnel-vision with regard to the significance of topics (in this case Dragon Ball Z characters vs. historical cities in Africa), which is exactly why it's good we have a new page patrol process where an editor with a broader view can review it. In any case, what happens to the article now is a content decision: if Haleth disagrees with me, he's free to use RM to get a consensus for his move.
I'm confident that pulling the right was the correct thing to do, and that Haleth's creations should continue to be reviewed by other editors. – Joe (talk) 09:53, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
I am not sure if you have perused the admittedly-lengthy argument I have posted. If not, please do because I believe you have either overlooked or ignored other comments on my talk page while only focusing on the ones that support your biased rationale. I'll respond to your points right away.
  • I have in fact considered the long term significance of the topic. Again, please read argument. It gets no original coverage in the Amharic version and is essentially a translation for the English one which is very sparse in content. I would not be surprised if another editor who has stricter standards of notability then me flag it for AfD or propose a merge to the modern city it is actually part of. In any event, I have already proposed a request to move to since you dispute that it is the primary topic.
  • Yes the editor suggested it, and I agreed with his assessment that it helps ease the NPP backlog as well, especially with an editor like me who has been generating a lot of article content which other editors including NPP editors have found satisfactory thus far. Like Jhenderson777, I was not aware that I am eligible to seek autopatrol rights or that it exists at all.
  • As for the article PROD by Piotrus, that article was created five years ago, well before I started taking an interest in improving my content contribution and learning more about notability guidelines on Wikipedia. I agree that it does not match notability standards in its current state, and certainly hardly any editors have contributed to it since, so I boldly redirected it myself. I don't think it's fair that you are using this as an example to justify your view of my conduct when there are many other examples.
  • No, I don't think your decision to pull my autopatrol right is correct and that it is in fact a punitive decision which you are attempting to promote as encouraging a broader view. I am disappointed by your response as I don't believe that I have done anything wrong or disruptive besides your contention of my bold edit on Jiren, and that you are judging my conduct as an editor by a few off-the-cuff comments. I can continue to edit with or without being autopatrolled, but my position is that your decisions are ill-advised, should not be endorsed and sets a bad precedent considering your position of influence. Haleth (talk) 10:27, 28 November 2020 (UTC)

I note that the other directly involved parties who have been pinged have not responded on this page, so I'll try to summarize what I want to say now. To save everyone time and as per confirmation from ToBeFree that the situation which applies here is WP:ADMINABUSE, the only appropriate recourse for my grievance on this page is to continue the discussion started by Jhenderson777, instead of a two way conversation between me and Joe. I will provide disclosure in detail as to why I sought autopatrol rights in the first place. As noted, this dispute is in relation to fictional topics, but I also edit in other topic areas from time to time, like food and cuisine topics, and general Wikipedia:WikiGnome activity in a variety of topics which I myself don't keep track of, so bear with me.

On 3 November 2020, a NPP editor posted on the Video Games project talk page about reviewing articles for three subject topics which were previously redirected more then a decade ago, but which I undid and rewrote the contents along with introducing multiple sources to demonstrate their notability. The editor excused themselves shortly afterwards and said that there were no apparent issues with the articles. Around the same time another editor (should I ping the editor?) messaged me and suggested that I apply for autopatrol rights; this editor appears to have good standing with the community who has created numerous articles on niche but notable topics, takes a more hardline view on notability then me in their own words, and is also known for starting some AfD discussions where we have on numerous occasions agreed or disagreed during consensus, so he was clearly not teaching me to game the system, and I presumed that he pointed me in that direction because he has a level of trust in my ability to create worthwhile articles on Wikipedia and the NPP is known for struggling through a backlog. I have noticed previously that some of the articles I have created or redirected were only marked as "reviewed" months after my last edit. Both the aforementioned editor and an administrator who is one of the most active NPP participants have also given me a vote of confidence for my contributions. In fact, I have previously considered about applying to help out NPP or AfC in the future.

A few other editors have noted that my comments on Jhenderson777 talk page to be problematic. I suppose it could be construed as "gaming the system" without context. I would like to provide reassurances that it was said purely in jest, and it should not be literally taken as me instructing Jhenderson777 to "game" the system. It does not change the fact that Onel5969 was well within their right as NPP editor, or any editor, to PROD or send all three articles recreated by Jhenderson777 to AfD, even in cases where consensus is ultimately against deletion or if they have been found to have erred in judgement. I have no vested interest in the articles surviving AfD and did not voted in the deletion discussions, though I did provide a comment. Jhenderson777 does not remember our previous interactions, but we did in fact have years ago and I recalled that he was already much more experienced then me as an editor and seemed to have a solid grasp of policies and guidelines. I am surprised that he does not have autopatrol rights even after editing on Wikipedia for more then a decade, because his edits were undone by a NPP editor shortly after he recreated said articles, and he appears to have a good standing with the community as well who has created or undid the redirections of a large volume of articles over the years.

I agree with Izno's comments that being autopatrolled is a sign that the user is trusted enough to skip NPP and telling Jhenderson777 to apply is my way of vouching my trust in the editor's ability to contribute meaningful to the project, and any administrator can scrutinize his eligibility anyway. Another editor have recently sought my contribution on my talk page to a BLP article, albeit also for the video game project, so I presume that's another vouch for trust even though I don't do a lot of BLP work. So Joe's accusation of my true motives to seek autopatrol rights is incorrect and quite frankly, false as it had nothing to do with to do with thwarting Onel5969 or another NPP editor. If my comments about "maybe one person" is further nitpicked as proof of insinuation about Onel5969, I can assure you that those are just my personal thoughts about yet another NPP editor uninvolved or unmentioned in this discussion and I will not go there, and again is not why I sought autopatrol rights in the first place.

As for Joe's accusations that I practiced systemic bias by "hijacking" an article about a real world city (which no longer exists) to prioritize a "cartoon character", which he uses to justify his admin actions to remove my autopatrol rights and revert/move/cleanup deletion the said articles, here's the article in English and in Amharic: [Wikipedia]. A quick Google translate revealed that save for two additional photos which are absent in the English version, the contents of both articles are essentially identical with the exact same source; therefore, I assumed in good faith that the term is hardly the WP:Primarytopic for English language wikipedia, as I would think that if the city is as culturally relevant as Joe Roe has suggested or assumed would have received significant coverage in the Amharic edition of Wikipedia. In anticipation of an argument that the discrepancy may be due to a low number of internet users from Ethiopia, this list shows that Ethopia ranks #37 globally in terms of number of users, assuming the information is cited from a reliable source. The article seems to be a WP:Permastub and efforts with WP:Before reveal some books on google search which contain passing mentions of the city. I am not here to dispute the notability of the city as a subject topic, but my decision to boldly move the article was not contingent on my account having autopatrol rights in order to "game" the system as Joe had suggested, and I did some due diligence in good faith before moving the article as it was clear to me that it is not currently the primary topic of the name in English language media.

I don't have a problem with considering the possibility that my edits to the Jiren articles were in error and would have been happy to oblige if Joe Roe wanted to engage me in a BRD cycle. However, I personally find his actions to be troubling as he appears to be an experienced administrator and an Arbcom member, and though he presents himself as an advocate against systemic bias, which I admittedly have a vested interest in promoting since I do not fit within several characteristics of "an average English Wikipedian", his actions and comments comes across to me as a demonstration of his own biases and a lack of good faith. I honestly wonder whether this is an instance of WP:TOOLMISUSE or WP:INVOLVED since he exercised his administrative powers as a party to a content dispute with his expressed opinions.

This is my attempt to resolve my grievance with Joe's actions in a civil and orderly manner. Do kindly advise if I am supposed to ping any of the uninvolved editors in this dispute which I have mentioned as support for my argument as I don't want my actions to be interpreted as WP:Canvassing. Haleth (talk) 09:41, 28 November 2020 (UTC)

I honestly wonder whether this is an instance of WP:TOOLMISUSE or WP:INVOLVED – this is a ridiculous allegation. I wasn't involved in a content dispute with you when I revoked autopatrolled. I don't think we've ever interacted before. Naturally, after I determined that your articles should not be automatically reviewed I reviewed the articles you created whilst they were. It would have been irresponsible not to. The only advanced right I used to revert your bold move of Jiren was move-over-redirect, which is routinely done for any user on request. This is the BRD cycle that you have repeatedly complained above that you want me to follow. Also, my name is not John. – Joe (talk) 10:07, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Endorse Joe's actions. Sorry I haven't responded sooner, but I have been rather ill, and have limited my time sitting up at the computer, so this is the first time I've seen this thread. I think both Haleth and Jhenderson777 are both very passionate about the niche topics they cover, but sometimes that passion leads to overzealousness. I think based on the conversations already linked to on Haleth's talk page from another editor, and Haleth's suggestion on Jhenderson777's talk page are a clear indication of an attempt to avoid their "articles from being flagged". I don't think any other rationale is really necessary. Onel5969 TT me 12:33, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
    • I can’t speak for Haleth. But I know that my intentions were not to get the articles to get flagged. Especially since i didn’t know that is what that did. Also I assume good faith on Haleth an and the other editor too. I do admit I get passionate with projects. If that is a problem...then I guess I don’t need silly autopatrol. Jhenderson 777 12:53, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Haleth, this now looks like a pretty strong case of "There is nothing wrong with my editing", and a good time to drop the stick. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 14:18, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
    • Now you are just being ugly to someone who admitted he had to take a WikiBreak from all this mess. What disruption did he do to make such claim of that link you posted? What ever happened to WP:AGF? He just did the same thing @Zxcvbnm: (who despite some differences regarding deletion/inclusion did nothing wrong in my opinion either) did to him and still has his rights. He passed on his knowledge is all he did. I still think this shouldn’t never have happened! It was a failure of assumptions along with being an advantage of power. Also it would be kind of unfair to count One15969's vote because he and Haleth had differences in opinion on this exact page. (Just read my other post) Jhenderson 777 18:43, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment I'm not familiar with basically anything that happened here but I just want to say that I haven't seen an article that Haleth created that is non-notable and would therefore be grounds for revoking Autopatrol. I suggested it because they seemed like they were familiar with GNG and it still seems that way. I have absolutely no doubt that Haleth was not trying to "evade" autopatrol, that seems a total misinterpretation.ZXCVBNM (TALK) 19:00, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
    • I should add that Haleth was awarded a barnstar from WP:VG and I was about to award them one if they hadn't before. It seemed like a pretty open and shut case for being able to create one's own articles without interference.ZXCVBNM (TALK) 19:04, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
      • My sentiments exactly! I will note that I had my fair share of barnstars, dyks, ga articles too. I just don’t show them off anymore like I used to. Haleth is a bit newer on the field than I am. Though he is already a better copy editor than I am I feel. Jhenderson 777 19:12, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Commment. A PROD of mine is mentioned here, but can anyone link it? What happened? I can provide a commentary but I can't locate the relevant diff. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 02:49, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
    • W@Piotrus:Wrong section...I believe. The other one should be above. Jhenderson 777 12:30, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
  • I guess my question is what is the end goal here? To get autopatrolled status returned? Because I don't see any movement to sanction Joe Roe for his actions, from admins, I see support. Before this complaint gets any longer, you might consider what exactly it is that you want to achieve in it and focus on that. Liz Read! Talk! 04:53, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
I was never sure what needs to be done with Joe. Hence why I brought it here. Was it wrong? Was it right? It didn’t seem to be. So that’s why I brought it up. But it’s obvious that Haleth wanted the autopatrol right back. He is so upset that is inactively cooling off. Jhenderson 777 12:30, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
🙂 With all respect for the unwelcoming, unthankful situation they're in, I'm afraid this public escalation on their behalf didn't really benefit anyone. Haleth saw a need to defend themselves and all they got was more administrative support for the hurtful measure. I think the earlier this thread is closed and archived, the better. Not because Joe had to fear scrutiny, but because everything relevant has been said by both sides of the conflict, and all that's left to be gained is repetition and more frustration. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 12:49, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
Liz: Would I like autopatrol status restored? That would be nice, if it happens. But if no other administrator besides ToBeFree takes a position and agree/disagree with my opinion as well as that of two other editors that I may have been treated unfairly by Joe, then so be it. Joe is adamant that his decision was completely justified, so I have to agree to disagree. In fact, I look forward to feedback from what other admins or editors have to say in scrutinizing my actions or Joe's since this has been publicly escalated before I could deal with him on his talk page, and I want to believe that everyone is still interested in assuming good faith. I have made full disclosure on what motivated me to seek autopatrol rights since my trustworthiness have been called into question, so others can judge for themselves and perhaps give me the benefit of the doubt.
With regards to ToBeFree's assertion that my behaviour falls under WP:IDHT, I'd like to point out that two other editors have spoken up in this thread on my behalf on their own accord; one of whom also commented that other editors have previously vouched for my contributions by awarding me with barnstars, which stands in contrast to Joe's accusations (from his rather harsh comments outside of this thread) of my incompetency or implied lack of trustworthiness. With regards to administrative support, Onel5969 is not an admin, User:ToBeFree is the only other admin who specifically endorsed Joe's decision and seems keen on ending this discussion as soon as possible, three other admins including the granting admin Wugapodes have commented on the situation without taking a clear position either way. But ToBeFree is also correct, in that I have nothing further to add. So no harm letting this discussion stay open, as it will stall anyway if no other editor or administrator takes a position on whether the revocation of my autopatrol status due to a misinterpretation of my extemporaneous comments as opposed to a demonstrated lack of competence as suggested by User:Zxcvbnm was the right call. Haleth (talk) 15:09, 29 November 2020 (UTC)

Sxologist wants clarification on his block with regard to other WikipediasEdit

See User talk:Sxologist#Question. Flyer22 Frozen (talk) 00:50, 28 November 2020 (UTC)

  Clarified. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 02:08, 28 November 2020 (UTC)

block(s) reviewEdit

Per this question, I'd like to ask for feedback on the blocks I issued at Talk:Syrian Kurdistan, three of final four sections. —valereee (talk) 19:24, 28 November 2020 (UTC)

Thanks. Here's what I was about to post on my talk page in response to a question: Except in the most egregious cases, we do not block editors for single lapses of behavior; we warn them, we point out our policies, we have a conversation with them. For example, I have one block on my record, for saying something really really nasty to another editor who was being (and continued to be for quite a while after that) a total asshole of the worst sort, the polite racist. I was already an admin at the time, so the standards for me were higher. My nastiness rose to the level of deserving some sort of rebuke, and the block was appropriate. This particular case doesn't go anywhere near that level. The proper response would have been to comment "You're not assuming good faith here", not wielding the admin hammer. If there was an ongoing pattern of bad behavior, then blocking for that pattern of behavior would have been appropriate. --jpgordon𝄢𝄆 𝄐𝄇 19:35, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
Hi Valereee, thanks for opening this. If I've understood correctly, you blocked GPinkerton for 24 hours for posting "the ongoing behavioural issue is tendentious use and abuse of sources and a WP:AGENDA with a blithely carefree approach to uncritically repeating 20th-century propaganda claims as though appropriate for deciding content." That seems harsh. Can you explain the reasoning and what the other blocks were for? SarahSV (talk) 19:39, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
Sarah, JPG, the issue was the ongoing incivility/ABF at that article talk, to the point that it was creating fairly major disruption and creating a pretty hostile editing environment for anyone who thought about trying to help there with content issues. We had multiple ANI reports, each also with incivility from various 'sides'. Girth Summit and I went to the article talk and said we weren't going to try to retroactively correct the incivility but that it had to stop. The next three instances of incivil ABF, I blocked for, trying to balance each editor's block history with the length of the blocks. One had no blocks for years, another none, so I blocked for an hour. The other had multiple recent blocks, the most recent of which was 24 hrs, so I did 24. I'm totally open to opinions that my actions were too harsh, and if that's the consensus, I'll certainly apologize. What I'm trying to accomplish is to get the editors there to stop assuming bad faith, and we're having a hard time even getting them to understand what that means. —valereee (talk) 19:53, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for explaining. One editor was blocked for opposing an edit with the words "cherry picked sources that further pushes the debunked 'Syrian kurdistan' fraud." The danger is that just about anyone could be blocked in that scenario. SarahSV (talk) 20:19, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
My 2c is I'd use the word "benefit", not "danger" :-) In the context of the three ANI threads currently open, the various interventions by more than a half dozen administrators giving warnings for weeks now, all because of the toxic environment arising from that talk page, I endorse these ABF blocks, because everyone on that talk page was on notice to stop accusing everyone else of pushing fraud and so forth. Warnings did not work; short blocks was the right way to go. And FWIW, IMO, the month-long full protection on the page should be lowered, and if there are editors who edit war, they should be blocked, too. Longer-term partial-blocks should be considered for future violations. We're way past discussion and warnings when it comes to Syrian Kurdistan. The behavior of a few has resulting in no one being able to edit the article or have productive discussion on the talk page. Levivich harass/hound 20:26, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
SlimVirgin, well, FWIW, IMO if editors are assuming good faith what they'd say instead is something like "these sources don't adequately represent the various RS characterizations of this issue." Again, YMMV, but in this article talk, what we're seeing is a lot of ABF from a lot of editors. —valereee (talk) 21:00, 28 November 2020 (UTC)

I was blocked by Valereee for saying at the talkpage that another editors suggested edit was "cherry picked sources" and told by Valereee to "Talk about the edits, not the editor." when I pointed out that I was talking about the suggested edit he stopped replying. I want an apology from valereee for the baseless block. --Supreme Deliciousness (talk) 20:46, 28 November 2020 (UTC)

SD, the issue is that "cherry-picked" implies it was done deliberately, whereas "these sources don't adequately represent the various RS characterizations" doesn't. SarahSV (talk) 21:49, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
"these sources don't adequately represent the various RS characterizations"... who talks like this? Are we lawyers in a courtroom?--Supreme Deliciousness (talk) 06:57, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
Supreme Deliciousness, of course no one talks like that. We write like that, because it's more respectful than accusing people of cherrypicking and pushing debunked fraud. We assume good faith. But feel free to put it into your own respectful phrasing. —valereee (talk) 15:29, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
  • It seems these blocks have expired, so while a lot of this may be moot it's worth thinking ahead to how we can better manage decorum at Syrian Kurdistan. One thing that stuck out to me was the hour-long block as it seems like a weird amount of time. Cool-down blocks are an c2:AntiPattern because they tend to have the opposite effect on people, making them more upset, and I struggle to think how a one-hour block would be useful for anything other than a cooling off period. Given Levivich's comment though, I think a stern talking to wouldn't be very effective since that's been tried without much success. I think a better course of action would be to use discretionary sanctions. Some pretty standard ones would be page bans, topic bans, interaction bans, etc, and I think handing a couple week-long bans would help improve the environment more than blocks right now. But feel free to get creative with the sanctions--if there are issues with bludgeoning or sources, try limiting the number of responses per thread a person can make or enforce some sort of format for source discussions. I think the intention of bringing decorum to the talk page was correct and commendable, but I think blocks were the wrong tool for the job. Wug·a·po·des 00:05, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
    Wug, I'm wryly recognizing that idea of we used to call antipatterns 'bad ideas.' My thinking was that the shorter the block, the less harsh it seemed as a response, and was just a desperate attempt to say, "hey, no, seriously, I'm serious here, STOP." But I think you're right, a different approach would be better. Maybe an 'only warning' template? I don't know. This article is just a black hole for time and energy. —valereee (talk) 00:21, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
    It is that. Blocks are our pointiest sticks, and often draw blood. One of the recipients of your one hour blocks has been editing (sporadically, but so what) since 2006 without any evident issues; the unblock request says "Prefer indef". That's how much of an insult that block is received as, even if your intent was not to drive someone away. --jpgordon𝄢𝄆 𝄐𝄇 00:33, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
    Jpgordon, I saw that, and it's one of the things that made me open this. I don't ever want to drive a well-intentioned editor away, and if I can improve how I deal with issues, I want to. —valereee (talk) 00:54, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
  • I endorse these blocks; personally I would have blocked everyone for the same amount of time, and it would have been somewhat longer. As Levivich reported above, all of the users who were blocked have been taking warnings from multiple administrators for many days now to discuss the content and to lay off the personal sniping, both on the talk page itself and in the several ANI reports that have spawned from this incident, while other editors involved in the talk page discussions have been begging for admins to do something. If we were not going to move past warnings into actions, we were going to establish a precedent that any aspersion is acceptable, and it is not. Valereee should be commended for trying something to make Wikipedia better. As for lowering the protection level I'm against it: these editors have just continued feuding and nothing has been settled or even really discussed at all in any constructive manner, and I have no confidence whatsoever that if the protection is lowered that the editors involved won't immediately resume their content feud. Ivanvector (Talk/Edits) 00:27, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
    I'd not have complained about blocking the bunch of them for disruption, tendentious behavior, whatever. My concern was this use of mini-blocks, and their justifications ("blocked for seeming not to assume good faith in this instance".) That's not the right way to use the pointy broom. --jpgordon𝄢𝄆 𝄐𝄇 00:39, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
  • For the most part I agree with Ivanvector's comments above. However, looking at Talk:Syrian Kurdistan, it is clear that the main problem there is not incivility as such but persistent tendentious editing by several (perhaps most) participants in the disputes there. As I understand it, the page is now covered under the Syrian civil war general sanctions. So any uninvolved admin can start handing out topic bans there, and I really think they should. Nsk92 (talk) 00:38, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
  • (Non-administrator comment) No objection to the blocks; agree with Levivich that as long as the disputes are localized to one or two pages, longer partial blocks are another reasonable approach here. --JBL (talk) 03:50, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Nsk92, one of the problems is that until we peel off the ABF/incivility, it's hard for editors to even deal with the tendentious editing. IMO the content disputes can be more clearly seen when there aren't the various ABF to maneuver around. That said, I think the blocks were the wrong thing to do. I apologize, both to Supreme Deliciousness, Fiveby, GPinkerton, and to the community. I should have instead given a partial from that page or a tban. Thank you all for your helpful feedback. —valereee (talk) 10:43, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
  • That talk page looks like a mess. Seems kinda strange to criticise admins for not doing enough and simultaneously blame them for doing something. Warnings are empty if only followed up with more warnings. ABF is never a localised attitude anyway. Personally, I learned my lesson questioning valereee's blocks, they seem to work out for the better. I also think 1hr blocks in such situations are better than week long page sanctions or topic bans, both for the blocked editors, but more importantly for the content on the page. Thus, good block. ProcrastinatingReader (talk) 11:01, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
"... are better than [...] topic bans." Certainly not. The talk page is simply crying for topic bans to be imposed to several long term tendentious editors. That would stop their disruption for good, and would help with more than just the page in question. Since General Sanctions are available in this case, they should have been used a long time ago. Nsk92 (talk) 11:20, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
Well, depends on the behaviour, right? By in such situations I was referring to these blocks, not the whole talk page. If it's chronic POV and TE that's something else. I imagine different reasons apply to different editors on that page, and GP's comment below seems worth looking into. I think an issue is also that it'll take a fair amount of admin effort, on someone's part, to look into this, and it probably doesn't feel worth investing that time if the resulting action will just be overturned with an appeal that dodges the point. It also likely doesn't help that, apparently, no parties have immaculate hands. ProcrastinatingReader (talk) 12:12, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
This is also the kind of thing I mean; obvious ad hominems to obfuscate the issue. GPinkerton (talk) 11:49, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
GPinkerton, I'm going to accept responsibility for not making this clear earlier, but your ban is from discussing this article anywhere, as your participation has disrupted AN/I. It's only a few hours. Just go do something else. —valereee (talk) 13:30, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
Is there somewhere else I should seek resolution? This approach doesn't seem to be working. GPinkerton (talk) 16:27, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
  • I'm a bit miffed that among some admin there is much concerns for the blocked editors and apparently no concern for other editors. The blocked editors might be upset by being blocked? Good! What about the rest of us getting upset by inaction? Do we matter? Blocks are a pointy weapon? Yes! What we needed was a pointy weapon! Blocks draw blood? Good! Maybe that'll encourage those editors to change! It bothers me that we prefer a situation where a page is full protected instead of a situation where three editors are blocked, because we're worried about those three editors' feelings. There are thousands of editors to consider! It bothers me that this has resulted with the enforcing admin apologizing to the editors, when it's those editors, not the admin, who did something wrong. And it bothers me when admin who did not spend a single minute of their time trying to help this situation would spend time criticizing those admins who did spend time trying to help this situation. In my view this block review moves us backwards. I respect val's conclusion here but I still think they were good blocks, and better than TBANs, and better than long term partial blocks. If someone had issued such blocks two weeks ago it would have saved probably over a hundred hours of editor time from a dozen editors. Don't be so afraid to use the admin tools, don't be so hesitant to pick out bad apples, please. For the rest of us. Remember the rest of us, it's not just about the squeaky wheel. And for gosh sakes, prefer blocks to full protection. Stop punishing the many for the acts of a few. Sorry to rant but it drives me nuts to see someone with good instincts get turned around by others with less good instincts. Levivich harass/hound 14:39, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
    +1 ProcrastinatingReader (talk) 15:09, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
    Lol, sorry, Levivich. :) I do think a partial would have been a better choice, at least for SD and Fiveby, and even for GP a partial + tban for that article. I don't really feel like anyone criticizing my actions has done anything wrong or been too harsh, I came here voluntarily, asking for feedback, and after giving it some thought, I could definitely see the point. I apologized not because I thought I should have done nothing but because I could have made a better choice of what to do, and if I'd made that better choice, it would have been more productive, especially long-term. —valereee (talk) 15:16, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
    "Less good instincts"? Up yours. I saw a highly unusual use of the blocking tool, that was not (to me) evidently within policy, and I questioned it, and clearly my questioning it was correct. If that drives you to a rant, if that drives you nuts, you need to find a new hobby. This was a minor disagreement (if that) between two admins with over 100,000 edits and 30 years combined Wikipedia experience. --jpgordon𝄢𝄆 𝄐𝄇 15:52, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
    WP:CIVIL applies here just like everywhere else. Bear that in mind - The Bushranger One ping only 17:54, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
    "Up yours" is fair but it's not a minor disagreement between two admins. First, I agree with you it's not a disagreement really at all. But second, it's bigger than two admins.
    I wrote this joke last year:
    A Wikipedian and a vandal are stranded on a desert island. On the first day, the Wikipedian builds a raft. That night the vandal destroys it. On the second day, the Wikipedian tells the vandal that one or more of his contributions to the raft did not appear constructive, and rebuilds the raft. The vandal destroys it. On the third day, the Wikipedian asks the vandal to please refrain from making unconstructive changes to the raft, and rebuilds it again. The vandal destroys it. On the fourth day, the Wikipedian tells the vandal that if he destroys the raft again, he may not be allowed to participate in the building of the raft, and rebuilds it once more. The vandal destroys it. On the fifth day, an admin arrives with the navy, declares that nobody can build a raft until everyone on the island agrees on whether or not a raft should be built, and sails off.
    The joke is an allegory about (among other things) admins protecting pages in the wrong version and requiring non-disruptive editors to work with disruptive editors in order to get the protection lifted, when what they should do instead is simply remove the disruptive editors. Syrian Kurdistan is that island right now. 50,000+ editors and not one can edit Syrian Kurdistan for a month because we're worried about upsetting disruptive editors. This isn't just about two admins disagreeing; this obstructs the progress of the project in a very real and harmful way. Levivich harass/hound 16:38, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
    The allegory is invalid. If these editors are not editing in good faith -- if they've proven that our assumption of good faith is unwarranted -- then the editors should be removed. Content disputes are not WP:VANDALISM. NPOV violations are not in themselves WP:VANDALISM. Tendentious editing is not in itself WP:VANDALISM. --jpgordon𝄢𝄆 𝄐𝄇 17:24, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
    You unblocked accepted an unblock request of an expired block with an |accept= reason questioning the validity of the block without talking to the blocking admin first and finding out the reason for the block. You assumed you knew better and took action, even, apparently, without being aware of the background, including four (now) open ANI threads. You also assumed incorrectly in this thread that it was a "single lapse" (it wasn't). You think the question is whether these editors are "editing in good faith" (it's not; the question is whether they are editing disruptively; the only people who are questioning good faith are the editors who were blocked for ABF), and your take-away from my last post is that I think the problem is vandalism, content disputes, NPOV, or tendentious editing (it's none of those things; it's incivility, bludgeoning, and ABF; note I used the word "disruptive" multiple times in my last post). So I stand by "less good instincts." I imagine you stand by "up yours". I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on this one. :-) Levivich harass/hound 17:38, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
    Admins aren't police officers and a block isn't the same as jail, but to use that familiar analogy: if a police officer can't see a good reason why a prisoner is in jail, should he (A) ask the arresting officer, or (B) unlock the jail cell and then ask the arresting officer? Levivich harass/hound 17:48, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
    Bullshit. I didn't unblock anyone; the block was already expired. I didn't assume, I asked a question based upon the only information provided by the blocking admin. --jpgordon𝄢𝄆 𝄐𝄇 18:09, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
    Sorry, my mistake: you didn't unblock, you accepted an unblock request of an expired block. I've fixed it above. Levivich harass/hound 18:19, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
    Jpgordon, I have to agree with Levivich that this is an issue bigger than a disagreement between two admins. I respect your opinion, and I trust your judgement, but if I'd given a vaguer reason -- disruptive editing, maybe -- would you even have thought to object? Because what's going on at that article is incredibly disruptive, to the point it's daunting to anyone who might try to come in and help with the content disputes. Whole long paragraphs of ABF, resulting in walls of text. I believe apologizing and deciding to use another solution in a similar situation in future was a good idea, but the original blocks weren't IMO a wrong choice. They just weren't the best choice. —valereee (talk) 18:16, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
    You are correct. We have the large problem of what to do on that terrible talk page and similar situations. My only issue in this instance was the use of the micro-blocks, and that appears resolved (they are not the best tool to use in that situation), so I'm outta this one. --jpgordon𝄢𝄆 𝄐𝄇 18:58, 29 November 2020 (UTC)

Global ban enactedEdit

Question asked, question answered. No need to gravedance. Primefac (talk) 02:07, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
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Today an RfC was closed at meta enacting a global ban m:Requests for comment/Global ban for Kubura. The editor in question, User:Kubura, Kubura (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log), had also been active here on en-wiki (although his main account is on Croatian Wikipedia). The account is currently globally locked but I am not sure what if anything else is supposed to happen in such situations. Is a local indef block supposed to be issued here as well? What about user rights, such as extended autoconfirmed, which User:Kubura seems to have here on en-wiki? Nsk92 (talk) 19:47, 28 November 2020 (UTC)

If they are blocked, then they cannot edit enwiki, and there's nothing for us to do. Primefac (talk) 20:07, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
As they had been in the past constructively editing here, and as they have done nothing here to merit a block, it is regrettable that they are prevented from editing here. --Deepfriedokra (talk) 01:08, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
"Constructively editing here"? The editor was a rightwing nationalistic POV pusher, who, despite his quite infrequent edit history on en-wiki, still had enough time to earn earn arbitration topic ban for his tendentious editing. Nothing regrettable about his absence here going forward, WP:PLAGUE still applies. Nsk92 (talk) 01:59, 29 November 2020 (UTC)

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Wikibullying by Heba AishaEdit

Anony20, this forumshopping of yours is a terrible idea, especially since I can see you're pasting in a complaint that you have already made at WP:AE. Closing. Bishonen | tålk 15:48, 29 November 2020 (UTC).
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I need help as Heba Aisha is showing authority over Bihari Rajput WP:STEWARDSHIP WP:OWNERSHIP , not ready to listen to my arguments WP:POVRAILROAD, making newly fabricated/misleading false allegations against me WP:NPA and misinterpreting my statements[34] WP:Civility, HA is singling out me when another user KashKarti has a similar view on Bihari Rajput[35] WP:Wikihounding. This is clearly WikiBullying WP:BULLY. Just because I challenged her image on Bihari Rajput, HA is misquoting my statements, portraying me a caste supremacist, highlighting my 3 months old remark which I haven't used after the warning from Bishonen, making false allegation against me that I actively edit Rajput page which I haven't edited from past many months. And all these allegations and accusations just because I pointed HA in talk page of Bihari Rajput[36]. HA acting as an owner of that page. Please have a look at my argument on the talk page of Bihari Rajput[37] and my reply on WP:AE[38].— Preceding unsigned comment added by Anony20 (talkcontribs)

Since we are at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Enforcement it seems to be an escape attempt of the complainant from arbitration.(Duplication of effort) Thanks.Heba Aisha (talk) 14:34, 29 November 2020 (UTC)

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