On Feb 28, 2006, at 1:40 PM, VeryVerily wrote:
Indeed, I have been very, very patient with all of you. Many users
would be screaming in your ear right now, and not without cause. I
was mistreated badly once, condemned and banned without due cause.
You might do me the courtesy of cutting me some slack now on account
I was going to wait for the case to actually wrap up to comment,
since I clerked it, but this is frankly beyond the pale, and since
the case is going to go to closed any time now, I'll comment.
I went into the evidence page expecting the request to overturn the
ruling to be cut and dry. It was a long time ago, I hadn't heard
anything of you in months, I figured you must be being sensible and
that it would be an easy matter of summing up your contributions.
I was FLOORED to see that your sole grounds of appeal was that year-
old evidence and decisions were a great travesty, and wrote a summary
that was an unsubtle hint that providing some of the evidence that
the arbcom was asking for would be a good idea. I left a note on your
talk page to that effect. You basically told me to go fuck myself,
though to your credit you were somewhat more civil than that.
Here's the problem - regardless of the previous case, you were, when
you edited Wikipedia, one of the most committed revert warriors in
existence. You and 172 still have an all-time record for the size of
a revert war. And how were you sanctioned for your 40RR violation?
You weren't. You avoided any sanction for being one of the worst of
the worst in terms of edit warring until the case you're appealing.
And the arbcom, not being stupid, is well aware of that.
So basically you're splitting year-old hairs and ignoring the fact
that if that case wasn't the one that brought you down, another case
would have, because there were easily a dozen that could have been made.
And yet all you had to do - ALL you had to do - was present some
evidence that you were sorry, that you'd mellowed out in the last
year, that you could work with others. The arbcom told you that after
the first case, I told you that during your appeal, and the arbcom is
telling you that again right now. And instead you presented yourself
as the same old vicious bulldog ready to attack anything and anybody
that stood in his way. You bungled the evidence presentation in this
case in an epic manner, and turned sympathetic people against you in