[WikiEN-l] Unblock Request

Mark Gallagher m.g.gallagher at student.canberra.edu.au
Sun May 28 10:41:42 UTC 2006

G'day Nick,


> "Autoblocked because your IP address has been recently used by  
> "Createaccount". The reason given for Createaccount's block is:  
> "Username block"." when requesting an unblock as an administrator can  
> not help you without that information, they might also need your IP  
> address (, so give that too if possible."
> Because my IP is blocked I cant create a new user name or request a  
> user name change for createaccount - so for one dumb decision I'm  
> permanently excluded from contributing.

I have undone the autoblock.  Please let me know if you have any further 
trouble creating an account.

> It may also help you to know that I had some edits reverted because  
> one of the administrators was concerned that I including to many  
> links to my own site - which is www.podnosh.com.  In every case I was  
> confident that I was adding links to relevant information.  If you  
> check you should be able to see that my IP has been used for  
> constructive contributions and I would like a chance to keep doing that.

The block had nothing to do with the links you were adding, so that's no 
problem.  If you'll mind a word ... external links on Wikipedia are 
added to make our articles more useful to readers.  That's the essential 
test.  We don't care the a website deserves to be on the list, or is 
sufficiently relevant, or is popular, or whatever: we care if the 
article it's placed on is improved as a result.

It may be that your website does this (having not looked closely at it, 
I'm certainly not about to argue otherwise).  If so, well, that's great. 
  Just please remember this metric: does it improve the *article* it's in?

Happy editing!

Mark Gallagher
"What?  I can't hear you, I've got a banana on my head!"
- Danger Mouse

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