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Unfair blocks.

Suggested solution[edit]

Since many cases of injustice happens in local projects. I am a propose to ban indefinite block for users that have more than 5000 edits (global account).

I am a propose to ban indefinite block for users that have more than nobots (automated and semi-automated edits (AutoWikiBrowser, Cat-a-lot, HotCat and other)) 5000 edits (global account), has 24 months of active experience in one of the wikiprojects.

In these cases you can block a maximum of 1, 2 or 3 years.--6AND5 (talk) 09:36, 24 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

It takes about a 5 minutes to get 5000 edits on Commons for instance if one wishes. The solution is just too wrong. --Base (talk) 21:49, 24 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Base аgree, I fixed and wrote a new version.--6AND5 (talk) 11:17, 25 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

This approach is wrong. Having a number of edits or having registered some time ago should not be a reason to be exempted from blocks or community bans. —MarcoAurelio 11:58, 25 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Indeed the approach is wrong. List of globally banned users contains many (if not most) users who have over 5,000 edits and over 24 months of experience — NickK (talk) 18:16, 28 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

I doubt it is a good example though. All those cases are exceptional, especially bans by WMF. --Base (talk) 18:19, 28 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
So, uh. The idea is basically giving a free pass, an unlimited protection to people whose account are old enough, regardless of their nocivity to the projects ?
That seems like a terrible idée.
The proposal also seems to be specifically linked to a single (supposed ?) user case.
DarkoNeko (talk) 17:50, 28 April 2016 (UTC)[reply]
If the block is unfair, the editor should be unblocked on the spot. If is fair, I don't see the problem that the proposal would solve. -Ash Crow (talk) 17:58, 28 April 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Per Ash Crow and DarkoNeko. On french wikipedia, we have some banned users who have over 5,000 edits and two years of activity, and who were disturbing the project. Best regards, Jules78120 (talk) 19:52, 1 May 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Oppose Oppose solution to a nonexistent problem, throwing out the baby with the bathwater. --Rschen7754 07:43, 2 May 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Oppose Oppose-- The number of edits and years of editing is totally irrelevant. All the best. Wikicology (talk) 09:45, 17 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]