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The Commons community may impose a number of different editing restrictions on users engaged in inappropriate behavior, usually through discussion at an administrator's noticeboard. Such restrictions may be revoked at the same venue by the community when the community believes that they are no longer necessary.

Users subject to restrictions should be formally notified on their user talk page when a restriction is recorded or amended here, to avoid any possible doubt that they are aware of the restrictions.

Note: this page is to assist the community with enforcement. Failure to list here does not invalidate any agreed restrictions.

Active restrictionsEdit

User Type Sanction
(quoted verbatim)
Special enforcement details Link Starting date Appeal date Expires
Fred the Oyster Topic ban, account restriction Fred the Oyster is banned from editing COM:AN and its subpages. Where necessary (including starting new threads), he can contact any other editor to ask them to post for him. Fred the Oyster is restricted to using only that account. Failure to adhere to these restrictions and expected norms of behaviour on Commons may result in further blocks. If things go well in the presence of these restrictions then Fred could ask for them to be lifted after 3 months. Lifting would be subject to community discussion and consensus at COM:AN/U. [1] March 30, 2012 June 30, 2012 Indefinite
Ottava Rima Topic ban, account restriction Ottava Rima is banned from editing COM:AN and its subpages. Where necessary (including starting new threads), he can contact any other editor to ask them to post for him. Ottava Rima is restricted to using only that account. Failure to adhere to these restrictions and expected norms of behaviour on Commons may result in further blocks. If things go well in the presence of these restrictions then Ottava Rima could ask for them to be lifted after 3 months. Lifting would be subject to community discussion and consensus at COM:AN/U. [2] May 30, 2012 August 30, 2012  Indefinite
Patwintab upload rate limitations,upload restriction, account restriction They may not use any alternate accounts. They may upload a maximum of three images per week. All images they upload must be their own work. They must give a link to all online sites where they have previously published images they have uploaded. They will not reupload any previously deleted images. The restrictions last until any commons admin lifts them (whole or part) 3 February 4, 2013 Anytime Indefinite
Robotukas11 upload rate limitations,upload restriction, account restriction They may not use any alternate accounts. They may upload a maximum of three images per week. All images they upload must be their own work. They must give a link to all online sites where they have previously published images they have uploaded. They will not reupload any previously deleted images. The restrictions last until any commons admin lifts them (whole or part) 4 Feburary 7, 2013 Anytime Indefinite

ArchiveEdit

User Type Sanction
(quoted verbatim)
Special enforcement details Link Starting date Appeal date Expired
Laberkiste Topic ban, account restriction They may not use any alternate accounts. Topic banned from patrolling files, nominating them for deletion or speedy deletion as well as their related areas. If vandalism is witnessed and speedy deletion is required, it can be reported at COM:AN/V. While other areas are fair game, the user is encouraged to limit their activities to constructive areas like file uploading or assisting with the Commons backlog. By editing after being unblocked, agreement to these restrictions will be implied. Appeal at talk page of User:~riley or COM:AN. If in violation of this topic ban or unconstructive behaviour becomes an issue as determined by an administrator, an indef block is appropriate. [3] May 18, 2016 Anytime July 18, 2016
Jan Arkesteijn Overwrite restriction Jan Arkesteijn must not overwrite any file on Commons that is not their own original upload, until they are prepared to comply with the official guideline Commons:Overwriting existing files. In particular they are forbidden to overwrite any photographs or derivatives of artworks, these will be considered controversial changes. They remain free to create new files and to create separate derivatives of existing files. Should Jan continue to overwrite files uploaded by others they will be subject to an escalating series of blocks due to their edits being disruptive, in accordance with COM:BP. It is de-facto a edit restriction, which means that in case of violation a block is appropriate. User indefblocked as of 8 November 2018‎.[4] Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/User problems/Archive 57#Proposal March 8, 2016 Anytime Indefinite