Unblock Request August 14, 2023 Edit


This blocked user asked to be unblocked, but one or more administrators said no to this unblock request. Other administrators can also review this block, but should not unblock the user without a good reason. Do not remove this unblock review while you are blocked.

PotsdamLamb (contribs · deleted contribs · block log · filter log · global contribs)

Request reason:

While I know now (and knew then) my behavior on the way out was unacceptable, I acknowledge that what I did was rude and uncalled for. I would like to ask for another chance since it has been over a year since I have been blocked. I do recognize I was not following the 5 pillars of the project and promise to do so going forward. I plan on working on expanding articles, working on getting templates onto articles, connecting to a wikidata item (or create it if needed) as these are all the areas I have knowledge of. I spent an incredible amount of time updating and fixing articles and would like to resume doing so, as well as fighting vandalism. Since my account is locked, if my block is removed I would need the lock removed from this account so I can log in. This is PotsdamLamb. A few people have my email address and can email me directly to verify I posted this. Thank you in advance for whatever your decision happens to be.2606:54C0:76E0:C90:0:0:26B:2E (talk) 12:39, 14 August 2023 (UTC)

Decline reason:

Let me note that there is no issue with this unblock request, and with the way you've written this, I would support an unblock soon. However, according to Special:CA/ThatFungi, you've evaded your block as recently as May, and so I would not feel comfortable until you had not edited at all for 6 months (in December). I will note here, for the record, that I do not believe globally locking your account was appropriate in the first place and would support an unlock prior to another unblock request in the future. Thank you. --Ferien (talk) 16:57, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Ferien Thank you. I am not sure how to request an unlock as it would require me to be not be blocked on two or more wikis per the rules. You as a crat may be able to better help me to go about doing this and when I should start the request. If you would like, you can email me. Thanks 2600:8801:CA05:EF00:1D51:8BEC:EB5:B9D8 (talk) 06:14, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Ferien Thank you for starting the request https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Steward_requests/Global#Global_unlock_for_PotsdamLamb. I appreciate it. 2600:8801:CA05:EF00:386E:38F5:3FBB:CFD3 (talk) 02:31, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't want to make this a thing. It's been a thing long enough. For me, the answer is hard no. The lock remains in place, the blocks should remain in place, the user should move on. The user should not evade blocks by using IPs. Emailing the admins isn't going to change that stance for me. They should be blocked on sight for evasion. --Gordonrox24 | Talk 04:06, 23 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Block Edit

I understand that you have marked yourself as retired, though the comments you made while leaving, (1, 2) combined with other instances of recent incivility (3, 4, and others) have necessitated that this be enforced with a block. I understand it can be difficult to handle disagreements, but resorting to incivility is never an acceptable option. Regards, Vermont 🐿️ (talk) 23:46, 2 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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RfD nomination of Template:Non-admin closure Edit

An editor has requested deletion of Template:Non-admin closure, a page you created. We appreciate your changes, but the nominator doesn't believe that the article meets Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion and has explained why in the nomination (see also "What Wikipedia is not").

Please comment on the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2023/Template:Non-admin closure and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~).

You may also change the article during the discussion to address the nominator's concerns. But you should not remove the requests for deletion template from the top of the article; such removal will not end the deletion debate. Thank you very much. --Ferien (talk) 14:26, 25 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]