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You have been blocked for a duration of 3 monthsEdit

You have been blocked from editing Commons for a duration of 3 months for the following reason: A persistent pattern of pattern of personal insults, disrespect for the community, sockpuppetry, and other behavioral issues, as discussed in my close here.

If you wish to make useful contributions, you may do so after the block expires. If you believe this block is unjustified, you may add {{unblock|(enter your reason here) ~~~~}} below this message explaining clearly why you should be unblocked. See also the block log. For more information, see Appealing a block.


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While your productive contributions to Commons are wonderful, you seem unable to maintain any amount of general kindness and civility. Constantly complaining about the actions of other users and nitpicking their behavior is not productive, and I am no longer wiling to tolerate the actions of those to seek to worsen the tone of discourse on Commons. Spite is almost never an attitude that helps anything.

I reserve the right to unblock you sooner if you formulate a reasonable set of unblock conditions, and to extend the block if it is clear that your behavior will not change after three months. At a minimum, such unblock conditions will include:

  • Complete restraint from personal insults and combative behavior, broadly defined. This is intentionally much stricter than the standards for editors as a whole on Commons - until you demonstrate that you can interact in an generally appropriate behavior, you must avoid rudeness altogether. If what you have to say is not obviously useful and kind, simply do not say it. Frankly, your best course of action would be to avoid community boards altogether for a while unless you have something unambiguously helpful (like "Here's a tool that can help with the technical problem you're having") to say.
  • Refraining from sockpuppetry on Commons, and refraining from using Commons to assist your enwiki sockpuppetry whatsoever. While Commons does not import sanctions from other projects, we also will not be a safe haven to enable block evasion.
  • Use of edit summaries for all edits.
  • Use of proper punctuation and capitalization in talk page and community board posts.
  • Removal of "Sander.v.Ginkel's revenge" from your signature - implying that you intend to continue the behavior of a community-banned user is not acceptable.

I hope you will be able to change your behavior and resume your positive contributions. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 23:40, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) This practically infers two possible outcomes. Either Slowking4 will be soon upgraded to LTA (a de facto banned user), or he came out of the block in July, 2019, and nothing will effectively change. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 06:30, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
I am afraid you are right. But on the other hand, I think it's good to give this user one last chance to change their behaviour. Jcb (talk) 08:40, 5 April 2019 (UTC)


Unblock request declined

This blocked user asked to be unblocked, but one or more administrators has reviewed and declined this request. Do not remove this unblock review while you are blocked. Other administrators can also review this block, but should not override the decision without discussion.

Request reason: "this block is out of process, against the block policy. "ensure that the user has been appropriately warned, preferably using a block warning template." ; no discussion at Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/Blocks and protections. you have not presented evidence; you have not provided bright lines about civility. you are escalating controversy from other projects. Slowking4 § Sander.v.Ginkel's revenge 01:38, 5 April 2019 (UTC)"
Decline reason: "The purpose of "appropriat[e] warn[ing]" is to ensure the user is aware of our polices and expectations. As a user with a tenure of more than 8 years, one with a sister project block for "repeated personal attacks," one who has been the subject of (and participated in - i.e., aware of) numerous ANU threads about their behaviour, and one who has explicitly referenced the {{Be civil final}} template (!!!), you are understood to be well aware of the expectation of civility; accordingly, as I suspect you know, this request is mere disingenuous wiki-laywering. In fact, you've apparently not been templated (or hitherto blocked) as a courtesy given your productive contributions (e.g., [4][5]); you have, however, been asked to stop (merely one example), which any reasonable person would interpret as a warning, and directed to noticeboard discussions (merely one example) indicating clear disapproval of your conduct. Indeed, there was consensus that you should be blocked for incivility in July 2018 (one wonders why it was not enacted) and, of course, the thread which prompted the current block. COM:BLOCK requires an understanding of the issue and a credible commitment to discontinue. If you are not prepared to acknowledge that your approach is unacceptable, and to act on that acknowledgement, you should be prepared to remain blocked. Эlcobbola talk 16:01, 5 April 2019 (UTC)"
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  Oppose at this stage, you are completely failing to address the block reason - Jcb (talk) 08:40, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
My reading of the block rationale agrees with the view that the Wikimedia Commons community consensus is that "escalating controversy from other projects" should be avoided. However responding to Slowking4's history of using their Commons account to continue disputes from other projects (per examples in the block rationale) is a response to de-escalate, not the action that brings controversy from other projects. An administrator taking de-escalative responsive action is applying policy, not going against it. Slowking4 need only let go of these very old battles and focus on Wikimedia Commons content to address the grounds for the block. I observe that the blocks on other projects are very old indeed, but the locus of block appeals or clarifications must be those projects not this one.
P.s. rereading COM:BP, it is worth noting that the definitions of 'evasion of blocks' links to Banning policy, an interwiki link along with a couple of others added by Lotje in 2015. This does not address the many differences in the way that Commons administrators apply blocks and the Commons community does not have a similar banning process. However this block has no directly associated ambiguity and would be unlikely to be viewed as a technical rationale for an appeal. -- (talk) 09:26, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
@: what did I do wrong? Thank you for letting me know. Lotje (talk) 10:41, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
You have not done anything wrong. I have made a proposal at AN to clarify. -- (talk) 10:52, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Oppose block seems reasonable and valid in the light of all the AN/U complains. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:23, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Note: Slowking4 is continuing his anti-Commons trolling here. I see no reason why this user should be unblocked on Commons, when they are actively working against it's mission. His advice to educational projects preparing free content is "take the good work elsewhere, like Internet Archive, commons does not deserve it". -- Colin (talk) 07:44, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
    @Colin: That is in addition to m:User:Slowking4/wikicommons has cancer and the copyvios on m:User:Slowking4/commons.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 12:08, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
    (talk page stalker) @Colin: so? At very least, I don’t see from Slowking4 things like this. Such latter goes unchecked – there is some reason to decry Commons’ toxic culture. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 12:22, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
    • Incnis your issues with one admin aren't really at all relevant to whether an educational program should create and upload media to Commons. Slowking's trolling feeds and encourages a belief that somehow one's own disappointments and slights against oneself deserve the full attention of the community and when that fails to materialise, then the entire community has a "toxic culture". It might just be, you know, that Commons is a collection of random contributors with random concerns, and you aren't necessarily one of them today. You might want to consider whether you gave me the slightest consideration when that same admin attacked me at AN/U. No, you didn't lift a finger. You had other concerns. Which is fine. On the page I linked, a coordinator of some education program spectacularly failed to do the basics required of any such project on Wikipedia, and is now blaming Commons when it didn't go swimmingly well for them. Slowking and now yourself, are merely latching onto this negativity in order to squeeze in your own griefs, rather than actually dealing with the topic at hand: student projects on Wikimedia. -- Colin (talk) 13:28, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
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