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The following request for comments is closed. There is nothing to be discussed. For the record, Global bans are enforced, and especially for WMF bans, knowingly assisting the subject of WMF global ban is a good reason for your own WMF global ban, depending on the severity of your actions. I don't think if you helped 'globally banned' without knowing about them, it cannot be held accountable to you. Report WMF global ban evasion to ca@wikimedia.org, and community global ban to SRG. — regards, Revi 02:49, 22 April 2019 (UTC)


Are globally banned users allowed to continue editing with a different username on projects that allow them to do so? Should they be? Seb az86556 (talk) 16:29, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

  • Simple answer, no, it violates the TOU. – Ajraddatz (talk) 17:12, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
In that case, there needs to be a discussion on what happens when projects do not enforce a global ban. (I don't want this to be about specific recent cases, it's a general question to me) Seb az86556 (talk) 17:34, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • I don't think so, global ban is a formal revocation of editing any Wikimedia project sites. If the user continued his same behavior in a different username, it will considered as a sock evasion by other users and of course were get caught by block and global lock as well. SA 13 Bro (talk) 17:51, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
So what should happen when a project refuses to enforce a global ban? Seb az86556 Seb az86556 (talk) 02:56, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
I don't know about a local project refuses to enforce a global ban situation, but for this person are clearly the same behavior when he using a different username to perform an disruptive editing on Commons. SA 13 Bro (talk) 14:06, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
Croatian wikipedia currently does not enforce global bans, neither does Simple English wikipedia (Those are the two I know about, there might be more). So what should happen in those case? Seb az86556 (talk)
People have tried to do this with INC on the Russian Wikipedia, it really just doesn't work out since as far as I know you can't make exemptions for global locks. Glovalo (talk) 00:14, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
This RfC is about global bans, not locks. Seb az86556 (talk) 05:20, 7 May 2018 (UTC)
Globally banned accounts are locked. Vermont (talk) 17:38, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
Eh...no. Vermont (talk) 17:38, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Metawiki admin/steward/etc., I recommend closing this RfC. Nothing can be done, and it's more of a general question. Thanks, Vermont (talk) 17:38, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

  • As a steward says, the summary answer to the poser is no, for it violates TOU. An admin was de-sysoped on commons by T&S for actively hindering with the enforcement of global bans. Winged Blades of Godric (talk) 18:21, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Global ban is clear. In addition, TOU clearly says no.--Cohaf (talk) 03:06, 26 March 2019 (UTC)