On Apr 12, 2005 10:41 PM, James D. Forrester <james(a)jdforrester.org> wrote:
Who blocked him? Why? Based on what?
The original blocking was made by one of the sysops, based on
reverting. After that the original block (which was 6 hours or 24
hours or something like that) was lengthened to a week, based on
repeated problematic behaviour (doing his own thing after a discussion
where everyone else had the opposite opinion, POV editing, and such),
with a request for some kind of mediation. This was done after a vote
on the village pump. Because he was believed to have edited during his
blocked period, the block was lengthened to 2 weeks then to 4 weeks,
which was retroactively approved by a vote of the community.
Was this an official decision made by
one person, a small group of people, all sysops together, the entire
The original block was made by a small group, the lengthening to more
than a few hours was made by the entire community.
If either of the first two, you evidently have natural
to form an official blocking group, of whom one might be appropriate to
grant access to such an easily-abused tool, no? What, exactly, is the
The problem is that some of the sysops want to use the tool, but
nobody has access to it.