[WikiEN-l] Quitting Wikipedia and wanted you to know why.

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Sat Oct 7 22:31:47 UTC 2006

On 07/10/06, Guy Chapman aka JzG <guy.chapman at spamcop.net> wrote:
> On Fri, 6 Oct 2006 17:37:51 -0500, "Parker Peters"
> <onmywayoutster at gmail.com> wrote:

> >In the case I quoted, there was no "blocking and then discussing on the user
> >talk page", there was instead "blocking and chain reverting the unblock
> >template and then getting someone to block them for supposed template
> >abuse."

> Name names.  If it was a Zephram Stark sock, for example, then that is
> absolutely as it should be.

Indeed. It's often most efficient to mass-revert the sock's edits then
go back and make the good ones again under one's own name. In
practice, this saves other admins tracking the sockpuppeteer having to
check each edit. It also nullifies gaming by trolls who say "no, no,
my sock made three good edits!" "That's nice, dear. Go away."

- d.

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