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Welcome to Meta!Edit

Hello, Ellin Beltz. 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 (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). Happy editing!

-- 02:00, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

Appealing a block.Edit

@Ellin Beltz: Hello, it’s me again and again I would like to be excused for bothering you, why contact you? Well you seemed very nice and helpful and your user page states that you believe in civility… something I most unfortunately didn't hold myself to and I socked to insult another user with offensive usernames, at the time I was unaware of various forms of dispute resolution and meditation, however I have learned that if I do find myself angry at anyone that I will turn my phone off for 30 minutes and return calm to address their issues in a civil manner. Well, my account is still globally locked so if I were to return it wouldn't be any time soon, but in the event of my unlock I hope to be welcomed by the Commons community and simply be there to contribute to that community in a positive manner.

Well, even though my main account isn't blocked on Commons I would still like to appeal my local block, I have taken the time to read all the guidelines and policies set by the community and in no way expect to ever break them again. I shall not be abusing multiple accounts in any way in the future, and will probably spend some time helping new users in the village pump researching things for them if I'm allowed back. Blocks are only meant to prevent further disruptions and in no way am I inclined to disrupt anything, on the contrary I want to be there to help.

What would I do if I were allowed back?

Very simple, upload useful free educational images, in fact I tend to spend my own money on buying coins that currently aren’t there on Wikimedia Commons and I would probably spend a considerable amount of time adding appropriate categories to other peoples’ images.

Are you willing to give me a second chance?

Sent from my Microsoft Lumia 950 XL with Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile 📱. --2405:4800:148C:AAB1:811B:7305:E235:9FEC 14:48, 21 August 2017 (UTC) (Donald Trung)

Hi Donald Trung: None of the Wiki- projects are monarchies, so it's not up to me personally to even suggest that I would or would not support any future request for action for a block/unblock situation. Please address your issues at for Commons. I am not an administrator on any other project and regretfully cannot assist you further. Sorry! Ellin Beltz (talk) 03:05, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

Well, I am not allowed at the link and you're a community trusted representative.Edit

@Ellin Beltz: according to the Commons blocking policy (which states that blocks should be to prevent disruptions, not to punish users) any admin may unblock a user if that user is in no a further disruption to Commons and since you were elected to adminship you are a representative of the community. The board you sent me to is actually to request users to get blocked and not unblocked and the Commons blocking policy says that an appeal should be reviewed by an administrator (such as yourself).

Now I will only appeal to you once and it is your own choice to believe if I am sincere or not. The reason I ask this of you is because you seem like a very helpful and civil person and honestly that’s all I want to be to others on Commons too.

It’s not a checkuserblock-account, and technically my account isn't blocked, but some socks are. My disruptions were insulting a user from the enwiki (to whom I have apologised), and bringing enwiki problems to commons by complaining about enwiki policies. If you look at Commons:User:The Ivory Cowboy all my recent edits on the project were helpful even helping new users with policy and directing them to the right venues.

Well, here it goes...

My appealEdit

I have abused multiple accounts to deceive others and disrupt the project, however I have no future intent to do so, if given a second chance I would like to continue adding free educational content and helping others do that by providing and researching the right information for them as well as adding appropriate categorisation to images in need as such and finding. I hope that you would allow me to become a productive member of this community again in the future.

If you accept this appealEdit

Well if you accept my appeal then please write at Commons:User talk:Donald Trung that in the event of an unlock that I am no longer blocked and would be allowed to participate on Commons again, just a short message would suffice.

Sent from my Microsoft Lumia 950 XL with Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile 📱. -- 00:47, 30 August 2017 (UTC)

Sorry, but you're barking up the wrong tree. As stated before, I'm not going to take any unilateral action for or against any user on this project. Please follow the proper "unblocking" procedure just like any other person would have to do who had been globally banned from the project. Otherwise, and probably a better suggestion, get a new hobby. Most sincerely yours, Ellin Beltz (talk) 16:09, 30 August 2017 (UTC)