Requests for comment/Global ban for Александр Мотин

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The following request for comments is closed. Speedy close per Global_bans#Obtaining_consensus_for_a_global_ban, nominator account is newly created and has only 54 edits globally. --AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 03:47, 1 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


@Lesless: proposed at the Russian Wikipedia to ban @Александр Мотин: globally since he has been indefinitely blocked in Russian and English Wikipedia and in Commons. Тай Лунг (talk) 17:27, 30 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Here is relevant information regarding indef blocking on Commons: [1] (English)
  • Relevant information regarding indef blocking on the English Wikipedia: [2] (English)
  • Relevant information regarding indef blocking on the Russian Wikipedia sent to WMF Legal Team:

Dear Legal Team!

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1. Circumstances

On 20 July 2019 arbitrator Zanka blocked my account in the Russian Wikipedia, specifying the reason in the publicly available blocking log and on my personal talk page as "disclosure of personal information". In the opinion of the arbitrator Zanka, the personal information of the users were allegedly disclosed by me on the discussion page of the Case 1099. In order to understand further events, it should also be noted that the administrator El-Chupanebrej, as a party to the arbitration process in the Case 1099, stated the claim for the indefinite blocking of my account, agreeing with the similar claim of the administrator Wanderer777, despite the fact that there were no grounds for such a serious measure as indefinite blocking.

During the period of 11–14 August 2019, the involved administrator El-Chupanebrej continued to harass me. So, on my personal discussion page, he repeatedly incited administrator Wanderer777 to block me indefinitely.

On 22 August 2019, the administrator Wanderer777 imposed an indefinite blocking upon fabricated evidence.

On 14 October 2019, in order to challenge the indefinite blocking imposed by Wanderer777, the Case 1115 was filed. After 13 months of proceedings, on 22 November 2020, the Arbitration Committee found that the grounds for indefinite blocking of my account, to which the administrator El-Chupanebrej incited Wanderer777, turned out to be fabricated, and my account was unblocked.

On 13 December 2020, I submitted a request in accordance with the dispute resolution policy in the Russian Wikipedia, where I indicated that due to the fact that I did not disclose any personal information of the Russian Wikipedia users, the blocking should have been recognized as erroneous. I also notified the former arbitrator Zanka who blocked me for allegedly "disclosing personal information".

Later that day, on 13 December 2020, the administrator El-Chupanebrej blocked me indefinitely for allegedly "wikilawyering", making a derogatory comment on the administrators' forum that "at least he won't be bothering others while blocked indefinitely".

On 14 February 2022, the current convocation of the Arbitration Committee, in which El-Chupanebrej is currently an incumbent arbitrator (!), stated that when filing a request for unblocking with the Arbitration Committee, "I did not demonstrate an understanding of the reasons for indefinite blocking" imposed by El-Chupanebrej.

However, already on 9 March 2022 the attached reply letter from the current convocation of the Arbitration Committee, in which El-Chupanebrej is currently an incumbent arbitrator, stated that the edit, for which the arbitrator Zanka blocked me, did not contain (!) any disclosed personal information and it could be challenged!

My subsequent letters dated March 10, March 18, April 4 with a request to remove deliberately false defamatory information were ignored by the arbitrators.

2. Deliberately false defamatory information

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I want to draw your attention to the fact that this unfounded accusation of disclosure of personal information corresponds to the signs of committing a crime under Article 137 of the Criminal Code of Russia "Violation of privacy" (Section VII. Crimes against the person). It is quite obvious that such deliberately false defamatory information can cause irreparable harm to me and my reputation.

However, contrary to the requirements of the Policy on the biographies of living people and the Resolution on the biographies of living people, the arbitrators, without explanation, do not remove deliberately false defamatory information about me from the pages of the Russian Wikipedia, although they must remove it immediately and without waiting for discussion.

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3. Requesting sanctions

In my opinion, with the completely unjustified imposition of indefinite blocking, the use of phrases such as "wikilawyering" (in relation to challenging obviously erroneous blocking and defamatory information) and "at least he won't be bothering others while blocked indefinitely" indicate the arbitrariness of El-Chupanebrej's actions. I emphasize that even being elected as an incumbent arbitrator, together with the other arbitrators, it was recognized by the current convocation of the Arbitration Committee that I did not disclose any personal information and that the blocking imposed by Zanka could be challenged. But the arbitrator El-Chupanebrej did not admit his mistake that there were no grounds for indefinite blocking of my account and he still did not take any measures to resolve the situation and reconcile with me. In my opinion, this also indicates the dishonesty of his motives when he imposed an indefinite blocking on my account. Moreover, El-Chupanebrej's destructive actions, in my view, do not correspond to the goals of Wikipedia and have already caused it a lot of damage, having unreasonably suspended me as an active user from editorial work for almost 16 months, although the Arbitration Committee itself claims in a letter, sent me on 9 March, that I had every reason to challenge the blocking imposed by the administrator Zanka. The actions of El-Chupanebrej according to the circumstances from Section 1, I believe, also correspond to objectionable activities under Section 4 of the Terms of Use – "Harassing and Abusing Others". All this, together with the above, as I see it, points to the validity of imposing a global ban on El-Chupanebrej.

I also request to apply appropriate sanctions to Zanka for committing objectionable activities in accordance with Section 4 of the Terms of Use – "Intentionally or knowingly posting content that constitutes libel or defamation" – since the current convocation of the Arbitration Committee of the Russian Wikipedia is inactive in this matter as well.

It is also important to note that the current convocation of the Arbitration Committee misleads the community by claiming that "I did not demonstrate an understanding of the reasons for indefinite blocking" imposed by El-Chupanebrej, when at the same time, in correspondence, they say exactly the opposite that I didn't disclose any personal information and can challenge the blocking, although exactly for this I was indefinitely blocked by El-Chupanbrej who is currently an incumbent arbitrator!

4. Possible consequences of inaction or refusal to remove defamatory information

I ask the esteemed Legal Team to take into account that in Russia there is an out-of-court procedure "for restricting access to false information that discredits the honor and dignity of a citizen (individual) or undermines his reputation and is associated with the accusation of a citizen (individual) of committing a crime". This procedure was introduced by adopted Federal Law 260-FZ in 2021 and is applicable to the above-mentioned case.

5. Other relevant information

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Sincerely,

Alexander A. Motin (User: Александр Мотин)

--Александр Мотин (talk) 18:29, 30 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Какой красноречивый ответ. Глобальный бан для номинированного мне представляется наиболее уместным. SummerKrut (talk) 20:28, 30 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]