The recent days have been very confusing to me. I'll keep it short. User:Zoe demanded
a certain part of the article to be sourced. That part of the article was sourced, but had
no footnotes attached to it. Zoe asked what the sources were, and I gave them the two
souces: one was a book and another was a Doc-file. These sources had been included in the
Zoe claimed that they didn't have the book and that the Doc-file could not be
accessible for all people. After much discussion, Zoe agreed to restore the part of the
article, until it was found that the text was plagiarized from another site and was again
removed. All was fine.
Meanwhile, I went to a few articles started by two other users and removed the unsourced
material. I was reverted and warned for being disruptive. After some negotiations, I
started instead to discuss the issue, as Zoe said that I should do. I went to ANI to ask
questions about the Wiki policy on sources. I didn't care about the text that was
removed due to plagiarization, as I deemed the decission to be a correct one. I went to
ANI to ask whether an article about a comicbook could use that same comic as a source. I
then asked if an article about a movie could use the same movie as a source. I thought it
was original research, because the author of the article needs to interpret the art by
himself and then write about it. No-one gave me any answer to the topic; instead, Zoe
blocked me for disruption and trolling.
I'm sure that most admins will agree with Zoe's decission, even tho I was being
polite the whole time and even tho I was ultimately blocked for asking questions on ANI
(which ironically, saw a couple of admins contradict themselves) by an admin who was
involved in the dispute. That's fine with me: you can agree with Zoe and everyone else
that disagreed with me. Perhaps I was being disruptive by asking too many questions. But I
would still like to know if an article about a movie can use the movie as a source; and if
an article about a comicbook can use that same comicbook as a source. If the answer is no,
can any action be taken against such articles? And where can this info be found?
I don't want to be accused of taking things out-of-context or for whatever else, so
I will include the links to the relevant discussions.
The question on ANI that ultimatelly got me blocked:
* My first question on ANI:
* Vlad III Dracula source conflict:
* My talkpage (accused of vandalism, trolling, disruption, etc.)
* The discussion on ANI:
* Discussion on one of the related articles:
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