[WikiEN-l] Unitary Administrator

Chris Backert cbackert at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 08:13:40 UTC 2006

I would like to request your assistance in a dispute involving myself
<http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:> ]]), user
[[User:Kim Bruning <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Kim_Bruning> ]] and
administrator [[User:Demi <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Demi> ]].



This concerns the article [[Wikipedia:Requests
ongress>  for comment/United States Congress]], within the subsection "The
established conduct methods have not been used." This section erroneously
states "Both the Senate and the House have established ethics bodies which,
so far as I can see, have not yet been used in an attempt to resolve this
matter." (only members of the respective body can refer matters to the
ethics committee)



I possibly erroneously removed this
&diff=37784818&oldid=37784402]. [[User:Kim Bruning
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Kim_Bruning> ]] reverted my changes
reminding me not to delete comments from an
&diff=37788703&oldid=37787526]. I then corrected myself moving the erroneous
text to the discussion page
&diff=37797772&oldid=37793404], explaining "Comments are misguided and
statements are blatantly false, moved to talk." [[User:Kim
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Kim_Bruning>  Bruning]] immediately
reverted my changes, ignoring my comment and saying "RV political vandalism.
Please watch,
&diff=37827895&oldid=37813686] I later reminded Kim that this was not
vandalism and again moved the erroneous material to the discussion page
&diff=37898657&oldid=37855853], and explained "These comments are in the
talk area and contain factually incorrect accusations. please do not revert
again (3RR)."



Administrator [[User:Demi <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Demi> ]] then
unilaterally intervened and blocked me for 12 hours with the brief
explanation of "Repeatedly removing valid comments from RFC." I believed
this was an abuse of administrative privileges. I do not see how was in
violation of <b>any</b> Wikipedia policy. The Wikipedia article for blocking
policy under the category "Excessive
], links to the Three-Revert Rule. ("The policy states that an editor must
not perform more than three reversions, in whole or in part, on a single
Wikipedia article within a 24 hour period.") which as you can see I am not
in violation of.



I have twice emailed [[User:Demi <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Demi> ]]
asking for an explanation, arbitration, or leniency for the excessive 12
hour block.


As explained in these emails to Demi, I am one of the primary contributors
to the article in question. I am the original author and primary contributor
to the related article  [[Wikipedia:Congressional
Staffer Edits]]. I also was the user who originally uncovered the extent of
the abuses by the Congressional IP address beyond Congressman Meehan. I have
repeatedly worked to revert vandalism in Wikipedia as represented by my
contributions. All of my edits have been in good faith. I believe this
absolutely falls under the Wikipedia:Blocking
>  policy for Controversial Blocks.



I do not ask that you remove or shorten my blocking. I do ask that some form
of arbitration be introduced to this situation. I still protest that my
edits were correct and leaving factually incorrect information in the RFC
degrades the credibility of the RFC and Wikipedia as a whole.


Furthermore is you have a review process for administrators I would
recommend it for administrator [[User:Demi
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Demi> ]] as I was blocked with no warning
from any administrator, no arbitration was offered. Demi posted on my user
discussion page [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:] but
gave no explanation of my block other than he "disagree[s] with your
description of the situation." Admin  [[User:Commander Keane|
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Commander_Keane> ] added to the
discussion that "This isn't a democracy, we don't have to present you with
laws (policies) that you violated . You did the wrong thing."



I ask the Wikipedia Community, are there no rules or regulations for
administrators? Can administrators make unilateral decisions as to that what
is "wrong or right?"  How can any user know what is wrong or right? Were the
actions of [[User:Demi] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Demi> ] correct?


Can any user post false declarations in an RFC? 


Thank you for your time,


[[user: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:> ]]

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