Requests for comment/Global ban for Leonardo José Raimundo

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Opening statement[edit]

Leonardo José Raimundo is currently indefinitely blocked on four projects, yet he continues to perform detrimental activities to Wikimedia projects. I hereby request that this user is globally banned. I will go over details as to why I think this measure is necessary.

Leonardo José Raimundo's behaviour

Early activities[edit]

This user is indefinitely blocked from the Portuguese Wikipedia following a unanimous decision in a block discussion on the basis of competency issues, abusive behavior, disruptive editing, harassment, religious proselytizing over many years. You can read the block discussion and the ptwiki block history of this editor for in depth details. I can confirm that such behavior that lead to the indefinite block there has spread cross-wiki.

Further blocks on other projects[edit]


Indefinitely blocked for inventing terms and translations, using unverifiable sources, incurring on the same errors since 2016, not cooperating or seeming to understand warnings, harassment (Especial:PermaLink/5051306#cuatordécuplo). See also previous blocks.


Indefinitely blocked per this request for keeping the same harassing behavior that lead to the ban on the Portuguese Wikipedia.


Indefinitely blocked: long-term (over a year) abuse of Wikidata (maybe other Wikiprojects as well). Clearly misleading Babel-language info and lying per Wikidata:Administrators' noticeboard/Archive/2023/01#Report concerning User:Leonardo José Raimundo


Blocked for 1 month: Abusing thanks feature: see User talk:Leonardo José Raimundo#Thanks for the thanks, but


Blocked for 1 month by myself for massive abuse of the 'thank you' feature there.

Current cross-wiki abuse[edit]

Known for ongoing massive abuse of the 'thank you' feature, this user is repeating the same behavior that resulted in indefinite blocks on the projects mentioned above, namely harassment, disruptive editing, insertion of false information and so on on other projects where he isn't currently blocked.

Feather-core-list.svg List of sockpuppets[edit]

Feather-core-check-square.svg Formalities[edit]

Criteria confirmation

  • The user demonstrates an ongoing pattern of cross-wiki abuse that is not merely vandalism or spam.
    Not vandalism:  Yes
    Nor spam:  Yes
  • The user has been carefully informed about appropriate participation in the projects and has had fair opportunity to rectify any problems.
    Warnings from admins:  Countless
    Time given to change: Several years
  • The user is indefinitely blocked or banned on two or more projects.
    See above


  • Required steps
    • Confirm that the user satisfies all criteria for global bans:  Confirmed
    • File a new request for comment on Meta:  Filed
    • Inform the user about the discussion on all wikis where they are active:  Done by Elton
    • Inform the community on all wikis where the user has edited:  Done by Elton
  • Nominator requirements:  All passed See my CentralAuth.
    • have a Wikimedia account
    • be registered for more than six months before making the request
    • have at least 500 edits globally (on all Wikimedia wikis)

Feather-core-users.svg Statements by other users[edit]

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Feather-communication-voicemail.svg Response from Leonardo José Raimundo[edit]

See diffs 5975292 and 5975393 (in Portuguese)

Feather-communication-message-square.svg Comments[edit]


  1. Support Support per nomination — Elton (talk) 21:47, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Support Support (I am the person who blocked him on eswikt). Peter Bowman (talk) 08:40, 25 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Support Support per nomination. FusionSub (talk) 11:44, 25 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Support Support * Pppery * it has begun 01:01, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Support Support From all the things that I've read about this case, it's clear to me that this guy does not respect all the serious work done by many other Wikipedians. So, block him forever! Joao Xavier (talk) 01:18, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. Support Support --Mighty Wire (talk) 01:35, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Support Support Gremista.32 msg 01:58, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. Support Support Mainly for long-term abuse in several Wikiprojects. Clearly misleading Babel-language info and lying per Wikidata:Administrators' noticeboard/Archive/2023/01#Report concerning User:Leonardo José Raimundo. DARIO SEVERI (talk) 03:58, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. Support Support - I have recently found out that this user is autist, which may explain some of his childish behaviour, but I agree that this has gone on for way too long... --ValJor (talk) 19:02, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Are you sure? Well, in that case we are being too harsh. To be direct: I'm also an autist and I have been "blocked" on numerous occasions - not on Wikipedia, but irl. You have no idea how badly such a categorical rejection reflects on people who hardly have a clue how society works, who are seeking acceptance all the time, striving to adapt and failing where everybody succeeds. And yes, I know Wikimedia is not a virtual therapy space. But all the same, this user will feel traumatized about this, quite possibly for the rest of his life. Is that worth it? Steinbach (formerly Caesarion) 19:55, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
      Hi Steinbach!
      If you read his "essays", he is clearly describing himself in at least two occasions when he talks about autism, so, yes, I'm quite sure about that.
      Should we refrain from blocking him from fear that it might affect him adversely? I'm all for taking care of people, but how far do we go? I mean, he has been damaging the projects with his ill-advised "contributions" for years. This has been going on for a long time, we have been trying to help him, guide him, but it is all for naught, he doesn't seem able to understand the damage he's doing.
      ValJor (talk) 10:22, 27 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I'm not saying we shouldn't block him. My main point was: be careful. If I were him, aggressive phrases like the above "Block him forever!" would drive me utterly insane.
    This user has already been banned on many wikis, often indefinitely. Can't we just leave it there? What harm has he been doing lately, now that he has been expelled from the main wikis where he was active? A global ban hits just a bit harder than a local one, you know. Steinbach (formerly Caesarion) 10:39, 27 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Hi Steinbach!
    Well, I think you should contact Elton (talk · contribs) to discuss that. But considering the long history of Leonardo's damages to the projects, I doubt Elton would be open for such an approach.
    --ValJor (talk) 19:05, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10. Support Support It is interesting to know that he was blocked due to the abuse of the "Thanks" tool on other wikis, even after he had already been blocked on the Portuguese Wikipedia for the same problem. At one point he also posted those texts on other wikis, which is a dual problem of a lack of understanding of the purposes of wiki projects (1, 2, ...) and a lack of care for his own privacy (1, 2, 3, ...). A global locking, even though it's a harsh attitude, is required for his own protection and the projects. ━ ALBERTOLEONCIO Who, me? 16:47, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  11. Support Support per above. -JacobSanchez295 (talk) 02:24, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  12. Support Support Disruptive, often aggressive behaviour in every project he participates, proselytism, complete lack of understanding of the purpose of the Wikimedia projects. Should have been locked aeons ago. About his mental condition, whatever it is, we are an encyclopedia, not a psychiatric hospital.--- Darwin Ahoy! 02:14, 2 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Sigh... vote whatever you want, but at least take care of your tone of voice. You're giving a textbook example of how not to handle this. Steinbach (formerly Caesarion) 17:14, 2 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
      @Steinbach Why? Have you noticed the utter absurdity of a bunch of random people around this kind of coffee table that formed here, discussing how the mental state of someone else, that they have not the least idea what would be, should mitigate or aggravate the lock request? One could even suppose that we are at the ward of some psychiatric institution listening to real physicians and psychiatrists - but no, it's just the regular Wikip(m)edia folk and our regular encyclopedia. So, unless you could prove the health condition of said person, your capability to elaborate about it, and what has an encyclopedia editorial body to do with all that, I would suggest you - and others - stop making these sort of considerations, which are not helpful in the least. We have a case of a very disruptive editor, we deal with it. His mental condition, whatever it is, is very much irrelevant to the point. - Darwin Ahoy! 17:54, 2 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  13. Support Support per above. Very disruptive behaviour. The person who loves reading (talk) 04:27, 2 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  14. Strong support Strong support LTA. AlPaD (talk) 05:00, 2 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. Oppose Oppose Generally, in my opinion, a global ban should be imposed only to people who infameously propagate disinformation, or intentionally damage wiki pages by applying SPAM and vandalism. I read a lot of text behind those links offered on this page, and I learned that user Raimundo caused a lot of problems and is an inconvenient, maybe troublesome person. But in this case, I think a global ban is not an appropriate reaction, especially when religion and disability are involved. --YaganZ (talk) 09:54, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Apart from the reasons I mentioned above, there is also recent plain vandalism (from socks in this case) that cannot be overlooked. He will probably get blocked on more projects, eventually will get locked by a steward then, but after way more harm to Wikimedia. There have been quite some leniency with this user already. Almost a year ago, I gave him a warning myself, which was ignored after a little while. He might have mental health issues, but it is worth mentioning that there are also other users with mental disorders that became productive users, including a few administrators, and did not turn out to be trouble makers. Leonardo José Raimundo, on the other hand, clearly crossed the line with continued cross-wiki disruption over many years, regardless of his possible mental health issues. — Elton (talk) 15:19, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Leonardo tried several times to enter a medical university (one of the most difficult to get admitted to in Brazil), as he shows by creating these pages about himself in various projects, this still exists on Wikibooks [1]. It doesn't seem to me that I'm so disabled since I managed to study all the education until university. DARIO SEVERI (talk) 07:20, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    It's a pity, eventually he was (definitively?) rejected in 2015. It seems he never tried again. Although I don't have any clue of psychology, I think Leonardo must have a very extroverted personality, when he makes the history of his failure public. YaganZ (talk) 09:33, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @DARIO SEVERI: One of the reasons people have offered for this global ban is to protect him against "a lack of care for his own privacy". In that case, wouldn't it be better not to repeat details like these here? Steinbach (formerly Caesarion) 14:05, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Also, you confuse (intentionally or unintentionally) two very different forms of intelligence. Autism is a spectrum of developmental disorders, which impair social intelligence. They don't easily blend into society and grasp social norms. To get into medical school or any other school, you require other kinds of intelligence. People with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) can have all levels of technical intelligence, up to sheer genius. So the fact that this user finished school does not disprove his mental disability. Steinbach (formerly Caesarion) 09:10, 2 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. Yes, competence is absolutely required and this user grossly overestimates his language skills. I got acquainted with him on the Zealandic test Wiktionary, where he added all the books of the Bible with bizarrely inaccurate descriptions. This also introduced me to his disruptive proselytizing. But after I pointed this out to him, he remained friendly and stayed away from the project. This user has shown his incompetence on numerous occasions, but is that enough to block someone globally?
We have had users like LJR on many other occasions. More than once they turned out to be children/adolescents, to whom self-overestimation and trouble working in teams come naturally. This user might just turn into a mature contributor with a realistic assessment of his own abilities who keeps his personal beliefs for himself. So that's why I opt for neutral: I'm just not sure the nuclear measure of a global ban is appropriate. Steinbach (formerly Caesarion) 13:06, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Just to note that according to this user page, he was born in 1987, so there's probably not a big chance of him maturing any more. Others have noted above that he may be autistic, which is certainly something to be sensitive to, however. Andrew Sheedy (talk) 06:19, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Sadly I had to start this given the continued disruptive behavior of the user. I am a little unsure of the procedure of notifying the wikis. I would appreciate if someone is willing to help me with this. Are we supposed to notify the user and the community on every wiki they've made at least one edit? Or just the wikis where they've been actively editing is enough? — Elton (talk) 21:47, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    As far as I know, so far this has been interpreted in the most general way possible, that is, all wikis edited (from any account). ~~~~
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    22:45, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Ok. The notification procedures have been done. If not, please let me know. — Elton (talk) 01:50, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    At some point it would be nice to make a bot for this. With some long-term established-user bans (where it would take notifying 400+ wikis) it's an unreasonable amount of work, and top 15-20 edited is probably good despite not being the strictest adherence to policy. Vermont (🐿️🏳️‍🌈) 14:22, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]