re EmailEdit

I received your email. There is no reason to keep it private so I will reply here. You said you are trying an unblock process on enwp, and was contributing here and on wikivoyage via an IP. Just to make it clear, I had only blocked it locally, i.e. you will not be able to contribute to meta. In addition, the block is set for anon-users only. There is however, a global block in place as you continued your disruption from enwp until here via the same IP address. That is what that caused you unable to edit. In your email you asked me to contact either Praxidicae for background, I did and there is nothing that changes my assessment of the situation after the contact. You also asked me to contact SQL which for this case I don't think there is a need. For your privacy, I won't disclose your IP here, but if there is a need I will do so privately with the users you mentioned. I think what you had to do was to leave the movement for a while, your edits here and elsewhere under IP are disruptive enough to warrant a global block, hence, it's unconvincing for those to be seen as favorable to warrant an unblock. Regards, Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 17:22, 7 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(Edit conflict.)Okay, I typed the above before you left me a message on my talkpage, since you had openly stated your IP, well let's discuss. Your conduct here don't come across as a new user as it's very hard for me to believe a new user would have found SRGP and vote on very advance permissions, hence, I investigated further. On enwp, you had been sanctioned for multiple issues. Now I know the issues isn't just with the IP, but also with your account. And yes, sockpuppetry is a policy here to be clear. What I said above still stands. Regards, Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 17:29, 7 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm not sure what I'd be able to add that isn't already at en:User_talk:Dreamboat1234#Request_for_May_2021. SQLQuery me! 17:32, 7 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Just a heads up - that isn't the only IP. There is a different IP that they'd been using to edit logged-out. SQLQuery me! 17:36, 7 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@SQL Thanks. I will take those into consideration. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 17:38, 7 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Camouflaged Mirage: Thank you, but I admit that. Please tell me what I did wrong outside of Wikipedia as I don’t understand. Dreamboat1234 (talk)

@Camouflaged Mirage: What disruption did I cause with my IP address on Meta? The only thing I did was vote on Steward requests/Global permissions which you yourself said there was no policy against. The only other site which I used my IP address on is Wikivoyage, where I also made no negative edits. Can you please point out which edit(s) you are talking about here? Dreamboat1234 (talk) 17:25, 7 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Edit conflict, please read what I stated above. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 17:29, 7 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Camouflaged Mirage: I found SR:GP through Wikivoyage, a user left a message on Wikivoyage admin ThunderingTyphoons! talk page about the IPBE request. Check his talk page for proof, I am friend s with ThunderingTyphoons. And what I did on Wikipedia doesn’t require a global block, as I didn’t break any policies outside of Wikipedia. This also stops me from being able to edit my talk page on Wikipedia and is stopping me from editing other Wikis so I can request the Standard offer. Dreamboat1234 (talk) 17:34, 7 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@SQL: Yes, but I did nothing wrong outside of Wikipedia, and I do need to edit other Wikis to request the WP:SO, so I don’t understand why I was blocked globally. Dreamboat1234 (talk) 17:38, 7 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Now can you explain why you left a barnstar on Operator873 talkpage, where did you know him from? Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 17:39, 7 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Camouflaged Mirage: I saw that his request had been accepted on the Stewards request page, so I decided to congratulated him. Dreamboat1234 (talk) 17:43, 7 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Accepted on steward request page? What request is it? Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 17:51, 7 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Camouflaged Mirage: He probably meant the 2021 steward elections. Leaderboard (talk) 17:52, 7 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Camouflaged Mirage and SQL: I don’t understand what I did wrong on Meta-Wiki or Wikivoyage, can you please tell me? Dreamboat1234 (talk) 17:46, 7 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please stop pinging me. I'm obviously watching this page. SQLQuery me! 18:26, 7 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Leaderboard: Yes, that’s what I meant. Dreamboat1234 (talk) 17:56, 7 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Camouflaged Mirage: I meant the steward elections — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dreamboat1234 (talk)


@Camouflaged Mirage and SQL: I did nothing wrong on Meta-Wiki or Wikivoyage with my IP address or my account. I made a few mistakes on Wikipedia, and I acknowledge that. However I was blocked on Wikipedia and it is being handled there. Furthermore, if I am unable to edit other Wikimedia projects, I cannot get unblocked via the Standard offer route, and I cannot use the 2nd chance route since my TPA access was revoked due to this global block. I did nothing wrong on any Wiki other than English Wikipedia. Dreamboat1234 (talk) 17:55, 7 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mind you letting me know what other IPs you are using, as SQL mentioned you did evaded with another IP. Thanks. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 17:57, 7 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It was an ipv6 address, I can’t remember it exactly. Ask @SQL: — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dreamboat1234 (talk)
Pardon my questions, but may I know why you cannot use this account but need to use an IP to vote on SRGP requests? Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 18:04, 7 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Camouflaged Mirage: The first time I used this account on here was just now, to talk to you. I prefer using my IP address because I use that on Wikivoyage. I did nothing wrong on Meta or any other wikis other than Wikipedia. I don’t understand why I was global blocked if I did nothing wrong. Dreamboat1234 (talk) 18:06, 7 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I had seen your enwp talk page conversations, it seemed centered on editing using IP address, logged out editing, and other behavioural issues. These logged out editing continued here. While I will not term those as straight disruptive, it's not ideal at the very least. When I said on your IP talkpage we allow anon votes, it is due to SRGP not being a vote and anyone can participate. We also have very productive IP editors who doesn't wish to create an account, hence, they can continue to be participating here via IP. However, this doesn't seem to be the case here. We tend to evaluate votes based on strength of arguments for / against. In addition, who made those votes are important in determing the outcome, as those who have good crosswiki record will have more weight, by voting as an IP at SRGP isn't ideal in this backdrop. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 18:12, 7 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Camouflaged Mirage: As I have said above, I prefer using my IP address. Once I am unblocked, I will use my IP address ONLY to edit Wikipedia. I prefer it for two reasons: A) I used my IP address first B) I don’t want an account—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dreamboat1234 (talk)

@Camouflaged Mirage: I have used my IP address for the past two months, and use it on other sites such as Wikivoyage. I need to edit projects such as Wikivoyage and Meta to get unblocked on Wikipedia. I want to keep using my IP address as that’s what I’ve used there for months. Please remove the global block so I can request unblock on Wikipedia via the Standard offer.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dreamboat1234 (talk)
My question is, will you continue to edit here using an account / IP addresses. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 18:22, 7 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Camouflaged Mirage: Sorry for the late reply. The answer to your questions: Yes I will continue to edit. IP address only. Dreamboat1234 (talk) 19:30, 7 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Can you commit to using this account for meta only (i.e. no IP editing /logged out editing for meta), if so I will ask for a global unblock for the IP. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 19:36, 7 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Camouflaged Mirage: I accept these terms. Dreamboat1234 (talk) 20:10, 7 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can you sign with 4 ~ the above. Thanks. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 19:53, 7 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Camouflaged Mirage: Sorry, I forgot. Dreamboat1234 (talk) 20:10, 7 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I had unblocked your IP locally. Will be submitting a request to unblock it globally so as to allow you to edit enwikivoyage. I am happy with your explanation here and I welcome you to edit meta constructively. Please read through the following welcome and I will suggest that meta isn't the best place to edit for newbies, take it slowly. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 20:18, 7 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Welcome to Meta!Edit

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Hello, Dreamboat1234. Welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Wikimedia Forum if you need help with something (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). Happy editing!

Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 20:19, 7 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Camouflaged Mirage: Thank you. Dreamboat1234 (talk) 20:31, 7 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Camouflaged Mirage and علاء: How long will it take for the IP block to be removed? I can’t edit anything apart from my talk page because of the block. When is it due to be removed? Dreamboat1234 (talk) 19:18, 8 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry for the delay but I guess the steward will go to it as soon as possible. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 19:20, 8 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Camouflaged Mirage: I know, but do you know when the steward will check it? I need to edit as much as possible if I want to request the Standard offer on Wikipedia. Do you think it will be today? Dreamboat1234 (talk) 19:23, 8 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Camouflaged Mirage: Will it be soon? Dreamboat1234 (talk) 19:30, 8 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Dreamboat1234 You do not need to ping me twice. I have no idea but please be patient. Thanks much. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 19:35, 8 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

SRG and my talkpage editsEdit

Under foundation privacy policy there is this: "Any information you post publicly on the Wikimedia Sites is just that – public. ... And if you edit without registering or logging into your account, your IP address will be seen publicly." For the SQL talkpage barnstar, I went the extra mile to remove the IP address as I believe you inevitably logged out edit. However, on SRG and my talkpage it's another matter altogether. These are made in part of your block appeal and they must stay. In addition, you had claimed you must use the IP to edit here as well as the enwikivoyage. Basically you can choose, either stick with an account or use IPs. In addition, I gave you additional leeway to appeal the IP block using your account, and while your IP is being blocked I given you the leeway to continue using your account to post in multiple pages here. I hope you understand a few things. (1) Based on the IP you left on SQL talkpage, and the /64 range, I seen you use the 82.XX IP as well as that ip range on SRGP voting, this is clearly using different IP ranges / addresses on a project page which is clearly socking. Hence, I will caution you against it. This by itself is abusing multiple IP addresses. (2) Please do not remove other users comments, like what you did on SRG. (3) In future, please consider very carefully whether to use IPs or accounts. If you use IPs and get blocked, future admins won't be that obliged to take appeals from your current account but require the appeal to be done via IPs and you cannot use your accounts to justify the IP behaviour. Neither can you claim at times there is very urgent need to unblock your IPs while in the same place, you can actually use your account but just you don't wish to do so. I will say, please consider all the rules of wikis before editing, thanks so much. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 19:06, 9 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Camouflaged Mirage: Thanks for the advice written above. I will use my account on Meta and my IP on Wikivoyage, as discussed above. Sorry for removing the comments. Dreamboat1234 (talk) 19:52, 9 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No issues. Just take it very slowly from here on and should you have any doubts, you might want to ask before doing that edit yourself. Thanks for understanding. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 19:54, 9 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Less activeEdit

I might be a bit less active for a few months as I have recently returned to school. I will still try to edit when I can. :) Dreamboat1234 (talk) 16:18, 12 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Broken legEdit

I broke my leg a few days ago. Expect me to be less active for a while. Dreamboat1234 (talk) 12:45, 29 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm backEdit

I'm back from my break. Dreamboat1234 (talk) 14:12, 7 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Regarding your opposeEdit

I did not do anything against the rules for what's worth (see my talk page). Seems to be a en.wikivoyage thing, for which I can't be faulted. Leaderboard (talk) 20:31, 27 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry, I am just seeing the responses now. Didn't realise that you removed it later. Apologies. Leaderboard (talk) 20:34, 27 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I only added that because someone else mentioned the Traveller's pub and I removed my comment a few hours later. Dreamboat1234 (talk) 16:05, 1 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]