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Hi there. By your words of today, "The lessons we learn from such as INC and Russavia is that there will always be some who are willing to turn a blind eye to permit highly productive users to continue here", should we understant that globally banned User:Russavia is still among us? Under another name? Or were you just talking about hypotheses? Thanks for your reply. --E4024 (talk) 13:33, 15 August 2017 (UTC)

Both INC and Russavia are attention-seekers, particuarly so when blocked, with a record of harassing those that speak out against them. So I'm not going to answer that question. Such users do seem to find it hard to find another hobby! -- Colin (talk) 08:44, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) To my knowledge russavia was still active around 5 or 6 days ago, but I honestly do not know under what name they were editing, nor what their current status is. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 11:07, 16 August 2017 (UTC)


BTW of this, I think that is more than time that Commons users adopt an autonomous body of guidelines without having to seek for analogy on We are the only one multilingual project apart Wikidata and we should decide some rules on which there's a clear consensus. -- SERGIO (aka the Blackcat) 20:09, 27 August 2017 (UTC)

Blackcat, I'm sure the UK's bureaucrats, when they smoothly transfer EU law into British law in the great Brexit transformation that will liberate our country, will set a shining light for us to follow when transforming EN:WP law into Commons law. Or perhaps not ;-). We are in an non-viable situation where we need to cite WP guidelines to define basic terminology, yet there are those in this project with a deep hatred of WP culture (mostly because they got blocked there for having issues collaborating with and tolerating others, and it is possible to appear useful, even for years, on Commons, despite such issues). What policy pages we have seem very fossilised compared to WP, perhaps because the inter-language markup is terrifying and perhaps because Commons lacks decent writers. I did some work on COM:IDENT four years ago, but it was hard work and I don't think there was high-quality community input then or since. When I was active on WP, there were people who loved language and the way it could precisely express facts or opinions. Commons tends to lack those, and we are left with people who, the most vocal of which, are of a small-minded agenda through which they see most things. The sensible folk on Commons just get on with taking great pictures or sorting out copyright issues and really don't want to get involved in politics. What are you proposing to try? What ever it is, I suspect on the scale of worthy <--> enjoyable it is more towards the former. -- Colin (talk) 21:15, 27 August 2017 (UTC)
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