I hope you remember me as an admin from the lyric wiki. I was the one who was into hip hop and also ran a bot (The Notorious B.O.T.). It's hard to remember since it's been almost 10 years, but I
think I also might have pissed you off a few times (sorry about that! Or maybe I'm thinking of someone else).
I fully expected not to retain admin rights, but I couldn't figure out why I couldn't edit my own User pages. I just spent 3-4 hours trying to figure this out. I couldn't write on anyone's talk page or email you (permission denied). It was only when I saw the very small notice on the main page that I realized that the wiki was frozen for editing.
What happened, exactly? This comes as really sad news for me. From the other comments on your wall here, it looks permanent. This isn't like that SOAP API thing we had in the old days when we were independent, is it?
This decision has been explained by staff at the Community Portal. I think it might be better to use Special:Contact for further questions; each user comes with their own reason and I think this should be explained by the decisionmakers.
Hi, team a (sure, I still remember you),
to be honest, this question is too painful for me to be answered calmly. In short - I still can not believe that's possible at all - just to take and so brazenly, peremptorily suspend the activitiy of entire community because of some controversial violations by some separate members. I still want to hope that this outrageous violation of the spirit of wikia will be fixed some day. Just we should not keep this deplorable silence of the lambs. Unfortunately my English is too poor to describe my frustration, grief and resentment for such a decision. Unfortunatelly, for a while only Kiefer was the only one, who has took at least some attempt to express his disagreement to such desision... Would you mind to make a more serious, organized and reasoned attempt?
I onlly just started there and I feel dreadful. I can't begin to imagine how people must feel who have been there for years.
This issue could potentially affect other fandom sites that host lyrics, so I was wondering if you could help me identify what went wrong? I don't want the same thing to happen elsewhere. I asked another user already but I thought I should also ask one of the admins.
Hi, Senv. Sorry to dig up fresh wounds - I only just saw the news. What are you and the others doing now? I've missed editing with you guys, sorry I stopped being active but there have been many demands on my time.
sorry for belated response - indeed, I've never used this message wall, thus found your msg accidentally only today.
Thanks for contacting - hope it's a sign that you are going to return to LW?
I would like to, yes. As you can see, I have an indefinite block. I would like to be able to edit but that's not possible. Furthermore, I frankly think that said block is outrageous and I'd like a bureaucrat to take a look. Would you be willing to assess this please?
Well, then take it easy, if my assessment will slightly differ from your expectations, 'cause actually your block was just inevitable result of some your actions and especialy - the style of your discussions.
Yes, I know pretty well about some problems in communicating with ES, and yes, the block could be not as strict indeed; but before taking any decision regarding your block I must be sure that you have drawn required conclusions from your mistakes (some have been pointed to you by other admins also, me & 6 including).
Let me know, if you accept my "assessment" and may promise me to not "step on the same rake" again :)
Sure. My claim is not that I did not deserve a block (I think that bickering about that would be unconstructive and I have no interest in trying to retroactively claim that I my editing was without problems.) My claim is that indefinite blocks should be reserved for malicious editors who are trying to cause demonstrable harm to a wiki or some users of that wiki and that's not the case here. I don't think that anything I did warranted a block to be increased from a week to a year to eternity, so I'm suggesting that you please intervene. If you think there is some way for me to be a constructive member of that community, then I am open to your assessment, please.
As long as he takes on the obligation to review his own past edits that were reverted, reconstructed and deleted because they violated site policy. and use the help desk if he finds reading the docs too much of a burden.
Or alternately, maybe the problem here is that I archived the Community Portal, which I said I was going to do and which includes threads going back two years making a page over 100 kb long. Nothing here is vandalism.