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The following request for comments is closed. The request for comment has been resolved by enacting a global ban.


This user has been active on Wikimedia since June 2018, and they...

  • have been indefinitely blocked on Korean Wikipedia after...
    • 2 weeks block due to his offensive edit summaries
    • 1 month block due to offensive edit summaries and battleground behaviours at ANI
    • another 1 month block extended to 122 days due to provoking behaviors, no improvements on his behavior, and his "I am always correct and you are wrong" attitude
    • then indefinite for ignoring calls for discussion and (this time due to their block history), all for "Civility" issues. [1]
  • have been indefinitely blocked on English Wikipedia, for vandalism. [2]
  • have been blocked for 1 year on Meta (disclosure: by me) for edit warring, calling someone else's contribution as "vandalism". [3], [4]
  • have been indefinitely blocked on MediaWiki.org (disclosure: by me) for harassments and intimidations. [5]
  • After all these blocks, they have been blocked on Wikimedia Phabricator by Aklapper (WMF) for their rudeness and disruptions. [6]
  • This comment, written last month, doesn't imply he is willing to discuss things, which is against our value - resolving disputes with healthy discussions.

All their behaviors shows that their behavior is unacceptable as a Wikimedian, and should be excluded from the Wikimedia community until they can show that they are mature.

Global Ban Criteria:

  1. The user demonstrates an ongoing pattern of cross-wiki abuse that is not merely vandalism or spam: There is a pattern of abuse of editing privileges (by threatening other editors and battleground behaviors) on multiple projects, which is not mere Spamming/Vandalism.
  2. The user has been carefully informed about appropriate participation in the projects and has had fair opportunity to rectify any problems: They have been informed about their misbehaviors on Korean Wikipedia thru multiple time-limited blocks, block requests, also there were multiple notifications on MediaWiki.org (1, 2, 3), but they failed to improve. They also have been given a year block on Meta to improve himself, but he still shows his battleground behavior as of last month.
  3. The user is indefinitely blocked or banned on two or more projects: At the time of writing (16:21, 17 April 2020 (UTC)), this user is indefinitely blocked on English Wikipedia, Korean Wikipedia, and MediaWiki.org.
Required Steps
Nominator requirements

— regards, Revi 16:22, 17 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]


  1. Support Support I've had numerous interactions with this user off-wiki in wikimedia and non-wikimedia related discussions and they clearly have no intention of meeting the basics of maintaining polite conduct and are happy to disregard advice and policy. RhinosF1 (talk) 16:38, 17 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Support Support – per their behavior on the English Wikipedia alone ( [7], [8] ) it is obvious that similar disruption in other projects should trigger a global ban. ToBeFree (talk) 21:11, 17 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Support 혹여나 어느 위키에서던간에 차단 해제되더라도 행동을 보았을떄 생산적인 기여를 하지 않을 것으로 보입니다. --*Youngjin (talk) 03:59, 18 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Support Support per REVI's report. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 07:41, 18 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Support Support No-brainer. --QEDK (talkenwiki) 13:05, 18 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Support Support Absolutely. --Trainholic (talk) 19:16, 18 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Support Support per revi's proposal. --Kostas20142 (talk) 18:10, 20 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Support Support One's cross-wiki abuse is SO FAMOUS amaong Korean wikis outside wikimedia project --Mykim5902 (talk) 09:37, 22 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Support Support Indef blocked on three wikis, with all of the blocks being made without any pressure from the other wikis.--Snaevar (talk) 11:51, 22 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Support Support - Users like this shouldn't belong here -ArdiPras95 (talk) 13:07, 22 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Support Support per revi --DannyS712 (talk) 19:12, 22 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  12. Support Support Nihil obstat. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 02:19, 25 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  13. Support Support The diffs show that the repeated bad bahavior is unhealthy and toxic for Wikimedia. Esteban16 (talk) 19:07, 25 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  14. Support Support The interactions I've had/seen with this user have been incredibly poor, I don't believe we should allow them to continue to participating in our community. Legoktm (talk) 20:44, 27 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  15. Support Support --Novak Watchmen (talk) 13:47, 28 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  16. Support Support--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 06:13, 1 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  17. Strong support Strong support 02:49, 4 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  18. Support Support ~riley (talk) 03:07, 4 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
    @PlavorSeol: Can you respond to the accusation here? I notice you are being informed and now currently not blocked here. If you want to plead the fifth, it's okay but you should know that wikimedia is a collaborative environment. Users who cannot collaborate with each other by communication is fundamentally not suitable to be part of this movement. I hope to hear from you. Thanks. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 10:39, 6 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
    Idiom translation for non-English speakers: "plead the fifth" -> "refuse to answer". — regards, Revi 12:12, 7 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
    More specifically, non-American speakers ;-) - Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 14:21, 9 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
    Just clarifying, don't know when there are separate support / oppose columns, I am still awaiting their response, afterwhich I will !vote if needed. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 15:17, 28 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  19. Support Support This seems like LTA. Bye Bye! Can I Log In (talk) 22:51, 26 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  20. Support Support --Tmv (talk) 01:21, 27 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  21. Strong support Strong support - This user will NOT respond to us at all and it looks like he does have the intent to disregard the warning on his user talk page. 22:28, 27 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  22. Strong support Strongest possible support. Wow, just wow. The fact that he got blocked on a whopping FIVE wikimedia wikis (which includes Wikimedia Phabricator) is just... too much for me. Too much. And also the fact that I think is really "unthinkable" (in my opinion) is that he will NOT respond to us at all. I think that his requests for unblock should have been reported to law enforcement (Don't think that's dumb!). Two words: Clear and obvious long-term abuser. I think that the Wikimedia Foundation should just ban PlavorSeol instead of just the Wikimedia Community. How about that? 2601:2C6:4B80:4E70:3968:50EB:4CBA:9380 03:22, 28 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  23. Strong support Strong support, I just made a request for global lock for him just recently. It's now time for this global ban request to end as successful. 16:58, 28 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  24. Strong support Strong support SMB99thx (talk) 09:58, 7 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
    I cannot provide my reason why i strongly support the ban. It's private. SMB99thx (talk) 10:01, 7 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]


  1. Strong oppose 2001:2D8:E92C:A33B:9861:19E8:5B1B:72A1 04:25, 18 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
    Hmm, I wonder who you might be, static IP in Seoul, South Korea? Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 07:41, 18 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
    SK telecom mobile range. Frequently used by trolls and LTAs in Korean Wikipedia, due to their being #1 carrier in South Korea. — regards, Revi 08:10, 18 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]