Well... I am... shocked by this
What you propose is plain and simple a way to go around a block.
This comes in opposition with Wikipedia rules. So you recommand to
"not respect the rules" ? Uh....
Ethically speaking, I think it is wrong as well as it is cheating
and a lack of respect for the community and its way of operating.
Technically speaking, this is probably not possible as his IP is
likely to be blocked as well for new account creation.
I think the ONLY way to deal with that is
1) to pause and reflect on why that happened
2) to talk with the one who blocked and to propose to be on
probation with a solid-established wikipedian to "review"
additions and help deal with these copyright issues
3) to keep low profile and indeed to focus on small edits, small
improvements, categories => create a good track record.
Le 02/04/15 10:12, Gabriel Thullen a écrit :
I think that you should take a fresh start by
doing the following:
1. Create a new user name for yourself.
2. Do a lot (I mean very many) small edits on many
different articles, and only change little details
one at a time.
3. Avoid copying large amounts of text to avoid any
4. In about 6 months time, your reputation will be
solidly established as a reliable Wikipedia contributor.
5. In six months time, you can return little by little to
improving the articles that have created the situation we
are in right now.
OK, I know that this is easier said than done, but ALL the
articles about Africa need improving, and what is better for
us in the long term? By doing a lot of small edits, the
global quality will improve and you will gain a lot of very
usefull experience in dealing with what are basically a
bunch of american or british editors.
And, by the way, once you have established a new ID, you can
ask to have your old account merged with the new one. But once
you have created this new account, you should not log in with
the old one. We do not want anyone accusing you of
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