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post Sun 31st July 2011, 8:17pm
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QUOTE(Vigilant @ Sun 31st July 2011, 2:45pm) *
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[NOTE: Narrative notes are in 3rd person for Google's benefit.]
Is your name Bob Dole?

I know it, he knows it, the American people know it.

The "fair" thing to conclude from that case would have been that Mr. Emu precipitated the block on Proofreader77, but didn't necessarily engineer it. IOW, one or more WP admins, etc., probably had been wanting an excuse to block Proofreader77 for quite some time, Mr. Emu provided an excuse for a 48-hour block, and that was used as the "precursor block" for the indefinite one. It's not an unusual procedure at all, we've seen it plenty of times.

Milton already posted the relevant AN/I link, but just in case folks want to also check out the thread on Jimbo's talk page, the dispute over the "Spanish Inquisition" comment was essentially that Mr. Emu believed it to be perfectly understandishable that someone from a non-English-speaking country wouldn't twig to a Monty Python reference, Mr. Proofreader77 disagreed, and Mr. Emu took the disagreement personally. Both were at fault, quite frankly, though once again for the umpteenth-zillionth time, if Wikipedia were a professional organization, then as an administrator Mr. Emu would have simply let Mr. Proofreader77's comment (which was really not that insulting at all) "slide."
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post Sun 31st July 2011, 9:15pm
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QUOTE(Somey @ Sun 31st July 2011, 1:17pm) *

QUOTE(Vigilant @ Sun 31st July 2011, 2:45pm) *
QUOTE(Proofreader77 @ Sun 31st July 2011, 6:11pm) *
[NOTE: Narrative notes are in 3rd person for Google's benefit.]
Is your name Bob Dole?

[...] IOW, one or more WP admins, etc., probably had been wanting an excuse to block Proofreader77 for quite some time, Mr. Emu provided an excuse for a 48-hour block, and that was used as the "precursor block" for the indefinite one. It's not an unusual procedure at all, we've seen it plenty of times. [...]


FILM/THEMATIC NOTE: Wikipedia and its reliance on the dynamics of online bullying (the psychological pleasure of bullying replaces monetary rewards for operational labor ... yada yada yada)

COMMENT: Bullying requires compliant victims. Documenting bullying usually upsets the bullies.

BIG PICTURE: Online bullying is not very popular in society. Understanding that Wikipedia cannot function as now configured without bullying ... yada yada yada

MEANWHILE/ON TOPIC: Rod was inappropriately lecturing a first-time commenter on Jimbo's page when Proofreader77 highlighted/deflected his rudeness with humor (which Rod responded to with melt-down and virtual suicide). NOTE: Before coming to Jimbo's page to be rude, he had (inappropriately) told another editor to "Get a life."

For why Gwen Gale was looking for a reason to block Proofreader77 ... buy a ticket to the movie. :-)
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post Sun 28th August 2011, 1:35am
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QUOTE(Proofreader77 @ Sat 30th July 2011, 5:05am) *

Hmmmm ... let's see .

Proofreader77 donated $1,000 to Wikipedia before he had ever been blocked.

Gwen Gale (ridiculously) blocked Proofreader77 (his first block) for discussing the $1,000 donation to Wikipedia ... because Proofreader77 had been documenting Gwen Gale's absurd misuse of the tools ... And clearly blocking a $1,000 donor for talking about donating money to Wikipedia is about as highly absurd as any admin is likely to be

Agree. I have never seen a more absurd block than this one.
You are really unique. Not only you are the only user who donated 1,000 dollars to wikipedia and got blocked, but you got blocked because you donated 1,000 dollars to wikipedia. smile.gif wtf.gif

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