Wed 18th June 2008, 1:39pm
QUOTE(Neil @ Wed 18th June 2008, 8:09am)
"Not making enough edits" - actually, this was not making any. Condolence had been using Wikipedia as a webhost for months and never once edited an article (see here
). I still wouldn't have blocked them, but it's not (by a long, long way) the worst block he's made.
I can't look right now (looks like Lar is cleaning up the html code from the page and it is deleted), but I don't remember seeing a single warning - just a block from the blue with no warning, and of course the e-mail block. It's the lack of warning and the e-mail block that bothers me, because that's exactly what he's been getting hammered for over and over again. He also apparently didn't leave any block message on the page explaining what he had done - the block was at 08:26 and Ryulong didn't post until much later, after unblock requests had been made.
Ah, the page is back up. Daniel seems to feel the need to be gratuitously insulting, saying the person shows a "lack of intelligence". No wonder they got upset and cursed. A review of Daniel's talk page shows that the person had asked for some advice and was treated insultingly and condescendingly.http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=...oldid=219660820http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=...219661011#Reply
The person begged for a second chance, and correctly complained about being personally attacked by Daniel. They also, interestingly, say that they had complained about Daniel making personal attacks and the complaint was deleted?http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=...oldid=219662320
This is met by an insulting suggestion to go to Simple Wikipedia:http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=...oldid=219663089
I'm trying to figure out how Ryulong even found this user, given that they didn't edit any Power Rangers article. The answer, of course, is that the person annoyed Daniel, and Daniel went to IRC and told Ryulong to block the user. Of course this person was not an ideal editor, but this is a pretty classic case of how admin status is abused to drive someone off the site.