[OSM-talk] Please ban Xxzme in wiki

Grant Slater openstreetmap at firefishy.com
Sun May 10 15:11:05 UTC 2015


Hi Andy,

I no longer have sufficient time to administer the wiki and to review
cases thoroughly. User:Lyx has done a great job in my absence, but he
could use additional help. I am going to focus my available time on
OSM hardware & other operational work.

Andy, I have now made you an administrator & bureaucrat on the OSM wiki. ;-)
To others: Check out Andy's credentials:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Pigsonthewing

Kind regards,

Grant

On 10 May 2015 at 13:47, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
> On 10 May 2015 at 11:40, Grant Slater <openstreetmap at firefishy.com> wrote:
>
>> Consulting with a few other users, I have gone ahead and blocked the user.
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Special:BlockList?wpTarget=Xxzme
>
> In the absence of blatant vandalism or base abuse, I would have
> expected, first, a recent, clear and unequivocal warning on the user's
> talk page, with a suitably direct subject heading ("Warning: you may
> be blocked from editing", or suchlike), and a statement of what the
> user should do differently, or not do, in order to avoid the bock.
>
> I do not think discussions which might reasonably be interpreted as
> mere differences of opinion, as currently seen on Xxzme's talk page,
> suffice in this regard. Likewise the four-month old notice from
> January (where, I note, Xxzme's question went unanswered)
>
> We might also consider imposing edit restrictions (e.g. "You may not
> move pages; you will be blocked if you edit war; this will be reviewed
> after 3 months").
>
> Once a block has been made, I would also expect a notice to be placed
> on their talk page, stating clearly why, how to appeal, and how to
> request an unblock ("You may be unblocked if you give a statement that
> you will not do X again").
>
> Finally since the current bock includes "email disabled, cannot edit
> own talk page" (were either of those privileges ever abused? If not,
> that part of the block should be rescinded ASAP.), it does not seem
> possible for Xxzme to discuss how they might make a return to
> productive editing.
>
> --
> Andy Mabbett
> @pigsonthewing
> http://pigsonthewing.org.uk
>
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