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The following request for comments is closed. The request for comment has been archived with no consensus to impose a global ban.

Statement by Jeff G.[edit]

Hasive has been paid BDT 1.5 million (about US$18,000) by the government of Bangladesh to write Wikipedia articles about every Bangladeshi parliamentarian (sources from gov site page 22, table 9 (Archive) and page 3, table 14 (Archive)) and has not disclosed that fact on most of the wikis where he edited, in violation of Terms of use#paid-contrib-disclosure.

Global ban eligibility:

  1. Hasive continues to demonstrate the behavior for which I believe a global ban is required.
  2. Hasive has been given an opportunity to remedy his behavior, his behavior still continues several months after his first blocks for such behavior.
  3. Hasive is blocked indefinitely on two projects: Bengali Wikipedia and English Wikipedia.
    @Jeff G.: Also indef. blocked on Simple English Wikipedia. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 10:41, 29 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
    @Liuxinyu970226: Thank you for letting me know! @NahidSultan, Boing! said Zebedee, and Vermont: Thank you for blocking him!   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 14:48, 29 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]


On 29 September 2018, a discussion of Hasive's activities on Bengali Wikipedia in violation of Terms of use#paid-contrib-disclosure started at w:bn:উইকিপিডিয়া:আলোচনাসভা#ব্যবহারকারী:Hasive-এর_প্রশাসকত্ব_অপসারণ_ও_অ্যাকাউন্ট_বাধাদানের_প্রস্তাব. He participated in it. That discussion resulted in his removal of privileges on 30 September 2018. He then started responding to the above here on Meta.

On 1 October 2018, due to the preceding he was desysopped on Bengali Wikipedia and indefinitely blocked there.

On 3 October 2018, he resigned from Wikimedia Bangladesh over the preceding and was informed of a discussion of their activities on English Wikipedia's Administrators' noticeboard for Incidents, since archived at w:en:Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/IncidentArchive993#Undisclosed paid editing by User:Hasive. He neglected to respond, and was indefinitely blocked on English Wikipedia on 6 October 2018. Included in that discussion was a mention of his potential global ban. His userpage was blanked there on 7 October 2018.

On 31 October 2018, I attempted to have his global account locked at SRG#Global lock for Hasive, and was directed by @Ruslik0 to seek a global ban. Again, he neglected to respond, and that discussion was archived to Steward requests/Global/2018-10#Global lock for Hasive.

On 6 November 2018, I requested that he "Kindly cease and desist from editing any WMF project in violation of m:Terms of use#paid-contrib-disclosure, and disclose [his] paid editing activities on all affected projects where [he] still [had] the right to do so." in new sections of his user talk pages on Commons, on Wikidata, on enwiki, on simplewiki, on mediawiki.org, and here on Meta (the wikis where he had the most edits and which accepted English text). Once more, he neglected to respond, and those sections are still on those pages or have been automatically archived without responses.

On 15 January 2019, he continued to edit Wikidata on behalf of Bangladeshi parliamentarians without disclosure, for instance here.

On 24 January 2019, he continued to edit Wikimedia Commons on behalf of Bangladeshi parliamentarians without disclosure, for instance here.

  — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 13:19, 27 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]


(start your !vote with "# {{s}}")

  1. Support Support as requester.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 13:28, 27 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]


  1. Oppose Oppose no reason to ban Hasive on Commons. Commons does not require a disclosure of paid contributions. This is also true for MediaWiki Wiki. Alexis Jazz (talk) 14:28, 27 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
    @Alexis Jazz: This Rfc is not about "ban Hasive on Commons" or MediaWiki Wiki.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 14:41, 27 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
    @Jeff G.: A global ban includes Commons and MediaWiki Wiki. So it is about "ban Hasive on Commons". Alexis Jazz (talk) 14:55, 27 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Oppose Oppose – see alternative paid contribution disclosure policies. Moreover, Hasive’s affiliation is already disclosed; I’d support the ban had Hasive resort to sock puppeteering in order to avoid scrutiny. Has anybody an evidence of yet another Hasive’s account? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 15:14, 27 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Oppose Oppose It is not for us to enforce the ToS. If any global action is to be taken, it should be by the WMF. Thank you, Vermont (talk) 15:51, 29 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Oppose Oppose. It is not under community remit to do this as TOS violations should be handed by T&S.--Cohaf (talk) 16:29, 29 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Oppose Oppose This user can be last-ever excuse on these 3 wikis, if he continue vandalling just one more page, then it's even suitable for the normal Global lock. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 14:48, 14 February 2019 (UTC)[reply]



Update: The user was globally banned by the WMF Office today.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 15:07, 19 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]