[WikiEN-l] User:Curps Blocking an IP address when he could have blocked the individual User

Philip Welch wikipedia at philwelch.net
Thu Feb 16 19:18:29 UTC 2006

> Excuse me? I am blocked because my IP was used by a vandal???? This  
> I am
> assuming is another asinine attempt by a sanctimonious Admin to stop
> vandals by blocking an entire IP vs. the individual user...

Unless someone actually bothers to register a user account, we can  
only block the IP. Even if they register an account and we block the  
account instead, all the vandal has to do is not log in, in which  
case we're forced to block the IP. You're asking us for something we  
can't do.

> I looked at
> the user ( BDOG) who supposedly vandalized something and deserved a
> block and I noticed that he didn't even have any contributions other
> than the sandbox nor was he even given a vandalism warning... Curps  
> pull
> your head out... This is BS and you had better have me unblocked  

> Someone Please contact an Admin to correct this situation... Curps is
> clearly being a Dick.

We don't respond well to threats and personal attacks.

> This "Admin" has repeated
> requests on his talk page to stop using autoblock and apparently he is
> quick to ban entire blocks of IPs... I will change this when I  
> become an
> Admin.

Generally we don't grant adminship to people with a history of  
incivility and personal attacks, but you have time to redeem  yourself.

Philip L. Welch

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