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?
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."