[WikiEN-l] Username block (was Admin Abuse)

Peter Mackay peter.mackay at bigpond.com
Thu Feb 23 19:56:53 UTC 2006

> From: wikien-l-bounces at Wikipedia.org 
> [mailto:wikien-l-bounces at Wikipedia.org] On Behalf Of Ryan Delaney
> On 2/23/06, Steve Bennett <stevage at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Which, according to [[Wikipedia:Username]], they shouldn't. 
> Supposedly 
> > we're supposed to warn them at least once, and only take 
> action (like 
> > changing their name for them) after a reasonable delay.
> I don't see much point in warning them since it's not a 
> behavior they can stop. An inappropriate username is an 
> inappropriate username. In this case, warning just seems to 
> be more work for the administrator when the result is the 
> same either way.

Warn them so they can change their username or at least be aware of why they
were blocked. Otherwise they come here seeking an explanation for the random

Peter (Skyring)

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