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I am a blocked user on a wiki. I want to be given another chance, but my request is declined. I think that there should be a page to train blocked users to see if you can give them another chance.
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created on08:16, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

Project idea[edit]

What Wikimedia project(s) and specific areas will you be evaluating?[edit]

Is this project measuring a specific space on a project (e.g. deletion discussions), or the project as a whole?
eng. wikipedia

Describe your idea. How might it be implemented?[edit]

Provide details about the method or process of how you will evaluate your community or collect data. Does your idea involve private or personally identifying information? Take a look at the Privacy Policy for Wikimedia’s guidelines in this area.
finding me, other blocked users, training them with experienced users

Are there experienced Wikimedians who can help implement this project?[edit]

If applicable, please list groups or usernames of individuals who you can work with on this project, and what kind of work they will do.

How will you know if this project is successful? What are some outcomes that you can share after the project is completed?[edit]

give me a message on my talk page on wp

How would your measurement idea help your community make better decisions?[edit]

After you are finished measuring or evaluating your Wikimedia project, how do you expect that information to be used to benefit the project?
to not make them think people like me are trash

Do you think you can implement this idea? What support do you need?[edit]

Do you need people with specific skills to complete this idea? Are there any financial needs for this project? If you can’t implement this project, can you scale down your project so it is doable?
i can't as a blocked user on wikipedia

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About the idea creator[edit]

sad, blocked on wp, angry, scared of wp


all blocked users


  • Support Support fits in Grants:IdeaLab/Editor rescue. --Havang(nl) (talk) 11:42, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Helpful for both the individual's personal and editorial growth, but only upon the blocked individual's acknowledgement and understanding of their culpability in being blocked so that a productive reinstatement can be instituted. Ouranista (talk) 15:24, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Though I have reservations. However, like the kid with the hammer seeing lots of nails, I again see this as an application of EPR per https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab/Multidimensional_EPR_(Earned_Public_Reputation) where I explicitly mentioned the idea of resetting your EPR and effectively reverting to anonymous status. However, the status of the author of this idea sounds like he has earned some sort of death penalty, and mostly I'm wondering how his identity persists. If he sincerely wants to do better, then EPR would obviously show him what dimensions are causing troubles, and would even help him assess the magnitude of his transgressions. Also, the aging of the EPR data would help the contributor understand how long it will take for his negative EPR to move back towards neutrality. Shanen (talk) 22:57, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support This is a great idea, it would encourage users who have previously engaged in bad behavior to clean up their acts and become valued contributors of quality content. I have read that many people who end up originally being quality contributors to wikis originally start out vandalizing them for personal amusement and only later do they start caring about the wikis and putting the skills that they learned while engaging in vandalizing to good use, and furthermore some users engaged in what others perceive as vandalism do not even realize they are doing anything wrong even if their conduct violates many Wikipedia policies. Giving people a chance to reform themselves through some kind of online mentorship and training program is a great idea. --Yetisyny (talk) 23:34, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

Expand your idea[edit]

Would a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation help make your idea happen? You can expand this idea into a grant proposal.

Expand into a Rapid Grant

No funding needed?[edit]

Does your idea not require funding, but you're not sure about what to do next? Not sure how to start a proposal on your local project that needs consensus? Contact Chris Schilling on-wiki at I JethroBT (WMF) (talk · contribs) or via e-mail at cschilling(_AT_)wikimedia.org for help!