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User talk:Tuvalkin


Thanks for the note over on his talk page. I'd post on the User Problems page, but it doesn't really seem like it's set up to deal with issues with administrator behaviour? The Drover's Wife (talk) 22:57, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

  • I know of no better place. I’m getting the popcorn, just in case. -- Tuválkin 23:01, 25 June 2018 (UTC)
  • (talk page stalker) @The Drover's Wife: Yann apologized, undid his own edits and blocked Thescrubbythug. Those copied warnings were a very unusual situation, I'm not sure what else you would want Yann to do. He dropped the ball at first, but we're only human after all. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 01:36, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
  • @Alexis Jazz: The matter here is not that humans err, but that some (most?) admins act in a way that would still be obnoxious if they were faultless. When it turns out they are not, it’s hard to accept the agressive attitude as useful or even legitimate. Do you think this would have happened with (say) JMabel, Steinsplitter, Hedwig in Washington, or Jameslwoodward? -- Tuválkin 12:24, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
Other admins may have responded differently. Had it been Jcb or Blackcat, I wouldn't be surprised if The Drover's Wife would not have complained about a thing. Because they would have been indefblocked. I don't see how a discussion on ANU could lead to anything in this case. I'm not sure how to put it into words, but Yann does things the way Yann does things. He did drop the ball on this case, maybe he overlooked something or was having a bad day. Sometimes he may skip a few steps or do something that comes across as impolite, but at the end of the day I think he does good work and is fair. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 13:01, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
Yann overlooked something. Special:DeletedContributions/The Drover's Wife shows all deleted contributions, including edits, not just file uploads. The Drover's Wife had edited the file pages of the files from Thescrubbythug when he nominated them for deletion and those contributions were deleted along with the files. Mystery solved.   - Alexis Jazz ping plz 13:08, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
  • This is a case of «other things exist», sorry: That worse admins would behave even worse is no reason to excuse merely bad behaviour. The only mystery here is why most admins are always ready to excuse their own (and their pals’) apalling behaviour and yet are adamant in demanding irreprehensible conduct from anyone else. In the case at hand the victim did absolutely nothing wrong and yet you say she* was very lucky because other admins would have silenced her. That’s horrifying and shows how much the system has gone corrupted. This is not just because there is a huge backlog and the few working admins are overworked. It is a prevalent culture of despotic entitlement that values trampling basic rights in the name of expediency — and it allows little bad things (like scoring two admin actions due to trivial deletions that should never have happened) and huge bad things (such as the whole INC tragicomedy or the stonewalling of Fæ). And it needs to change. *(I’m using female pronouns for a user named wife; lemme know if this is wrong.) -- Tuválkin 13:54, 26 June 2018 (UTC)


Do not call colleagues a 'vandal' like you did here. That's not acceptable behaviour. Jcb (talk) 15:11, 28 June 2018 (UTC)


I look forward to your article about "number tags, pinacotheca curation, artwork storage and handling, et. c., et. c., et. c." - Broichmore (talk) 19:38, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

  • (  Comment: It’s about this.) -- Tuválkin 20:36, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
  • I will penn it up right after I finish my chronicle about whiny deletionist vandals. -- Tuválkin 20:23, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
  •   Comment:: What do you look like. Reducing the watermark, thereby reducing the image's value as exhibit 1 in your pinacotheca article. The watermark has equal value to all the artifacts the picture carries illustrating museum storage. You defended retention of this image, you should not degrade it. Broichmore (talk) 13:18, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
  • I think you’re wrong, but you should bring the matter to the file’s talk page, where other people can weigh in, if you care about it. -- Tuválkin 20:43, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
  • In case anyone didn’t get it, an alternative spelling of this section’s title is "♉💩". Do I come across a bit irritated, that’s why. -- Tuválkin 21:17, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

Latin, reduxEdit

Rather than derail that thread further, could you please enlighten me on what exactly your comment meant? "Futbolhondureñoimgs*" and "Futbollatinoimgs" are Latin-language user names, or what was your point? I'm not trying to "school" you on anything - I'm trying to understand the point of your comment. Storkk (talk) 21:35, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

  • @Storkk: Yes, but more to the point those are Spanish (or, better, Castillian) language filenames. And I did chose the wrong time and place (and target) to groan aloud at the pernicious U.S.-inspired silliness of equating the very specific notion Spanish in the Americas with the much wider Latin/Romance. Apologies for that. -- Tuválkin 21:12, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
No worries... we've all seen enough silliness in the last few days (/weeks/years) I think, to get frustrated at times. Storkk (talk) 21:41, 11 July 2018 (UTC)


Hi. Please don't change my colons to bullets, which should only be used for lists per m:Help:Formatting. Thank you.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 21:20, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

  • You’re wrong, but I’ll refrain from correcting your formatting blunders. -- Tuválkin 21:28, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
Please, enlighten me.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 21:42, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
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