Page semi-protected

User:UpsandDowns1234

From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This user is taking an indefinite wikibreak, which is akin to a retirement. Please find a different user to talk to.
Committed identity: 525b8336cc74bcc14df9c7a9f3533af17ac717133cc6de5edd1c92a18eafab828c8b6a283d66617d3037f04b029a85791112c78220909f9287d941fa098f2ac8 is a SHA-512 commitment to this user's real-life identity.


Hello. I am blocked from Wikipedia, and I am extremely frustrated with the unblock request, so do not expect to see me on Wikipedia for a long time (maybe a year or two).

But this is not the end. I am still on wikiHow. Follow this link.

About me

Hi. I am blocked from EN Wikipedia.

I will probably edit here because giving how-tos is the one thing I am good at and will request an unblock later on in February.

I started Wikipedia in August 2015, and was soon making lots of behind the scenes edits (while making a few mistakes along the way).

In March 2016, an administrator saw that I broke a template. So I asked why did he revert me, and he told me to "stop f******* around" or I would get blocked from editing. From there, things quickly went downhill. Another administrator put a warning template on my talk page, so I just continued making my edits. Then, when I "vandalized" some message with replacing a part of the message with different wording, another administrator decided to "pull the plug" and blocked me for 72 hours.

While blocked, I asked the blocking admin to extend my block, and he did. Later, I went to Uncyclopedia on Wikia, and the admins were hard: They blocked me indefinitely after about a week of "bad faith" editing - I did not know how to be funny and not just stupid, and the admin just saw my disruption on Wikipedia, so he just blocked me. I started a user subpage draft, and the admin thought about my "bad faith" review, and he just locked the doors from there.

I then just moved to testing on a test wiki. I made whatever I wanted, and still could detect vandalism.

When I returned to Wikipedia, I left a message letting him know I learned my lesson and just want to make Wikipedia a better place. But my first mistake since my block - editing someone else's userpage - and my last mistake - misusing Wikipedia as a webhost - prompted a self-requested indefblock. Then I asked the blocking admin to delete all of my userpages on my talk page. This prompted the revoking of talk page access because he says that I'm "certainly not doing a good job of staying away from Wikipedia", and I struck a deal with him, so now I have talk page access, and have all my userpages deleted. That was the last thing I asked from him.

I joined wikiHow two months after my block (October 2017) and planned to turn my behavior around here. My idea was that if I am blocked indefinitely on Wikipedia, the only way I can maybe get unblocked is to turn my behavior around here. Anna and Chris gave me a heads up that if I was going to make proposals to make wikiHow more like Wikipedia (or any other wiki), then they were going to not accept it, and that I may be blocked again if I am persistent.

When I hopped onto meta to change my status to offline, I noticed some vandalism, and reverted it, then requested semiprotection of my user page from an admin. My userpage is now semiprotected forever.


I have officially started the unblock process on Wikipedia. Hopefully I will make constructive edits soon. I am taking a break from all Wikimedia projects Wikipedia. I will come back either late 2018 early 2019, or late 2019 early 2020.

External links

Meta Talk

Why?

start-helpme-end

Why can I not change my username when blocked on any Wikimedia project? Ups and Downs () 04:51, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

Unblock hint

Hello. I noticed your request on TonyBallioni's talkpage and thought I might offer an idea. One of the clearest successful unban was quite recent —> w:Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Archive296#Marshallsumter_unban_request. This user spent six years away from Wikipedia, editing mainly on English Wikiversity, eventually becoming an administrator there. I'd highly recommend preparing your unban appeal, perhaps using Marshall’s as a template. Now I'm not suggesting you wait six years but I'd recommend investigating whether one of the other wikis might be a good fit for you, while you wait for August. For example, I started off on English Wikipedia but now my edits there form less than 20% of my overall edits. Depending on your preferences, you might enjoy one or more of them. I hope this helps a little. Green Giant (talk) 18:05, 29 May 2018 (UTC)