[Foundation-l] Global ban - poetlister?
newyorkbrad at gmail.com
Fri Jun 3 15:40:29 UTC 2011
In view of the entire history of this matter, not all of which should
necessarily be discussed publicly, Poetlister should not be editing under
any account name on any project. The fact that as recently as a couple of
months ago he was applying for advanced permissions on a project is
particularly concerning and I would not be averse to Foundation-level
intervention at this time.
On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 10:29 AM, Aaron Adrignola
<aaron.adrignola at gmail.com>wrote:
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> > From: "Scott MacDonald" <doc.wikipedia at ntlworld.com>
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> > Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2011 09:17:54 +0100
> > Subject: [Foundation-l] Global ban - poetlister?
> > What does it take for a global ban?
> > Do you remember "Poetlister"? Aka Cato, aka Runcorn, aka Quillercouch,
> > British Civil servant with various anti-social problems. Multiple
> > sockpuppeting, manipulation, lies, harassment, identity theft, acquiring
> > checkuser and crat status on various projects. Banned from en.wp, banned
> > from commons, banned even from wikisource.
> > The same user is now opening editing on Wikiversity:
> > http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Poetlister
> > I'm genuinely shocked.
> > I know projects value their independence, but really? Can this user
> > wander round projects wreaking havoc? It seems that the only person evil
> > enough to get globally banned is Greg Kohs - and as annoying as he is, he
> > does not reach this level of fuckedup.
> Glad you pointed out Thekohser. I will point out that despite the use of a
> global lock on the account (not vandalism/spam only ) several projects
> have detached the local account from the global one through a double rename
> by bureaucrats . Projects do value their independence and will detach
> accounts globally locked by stewards in cases where their ability to make
> their own decisions has been infringed. Wikiversity has done this for
> several users globally locked. No policy prohibits it.
>  http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Global_lock#Global_locks
>  http://toolserver.org/~vvv/sulutil.php?rights=1&user=thekohser
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