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Greetings and...[edit]

Hi Thumperward! I see that you did some extensive work over at Buck converter last year. As I know zilch about that subject, could you please check out this recent edit. Cheers! Technopat (talk) 10:26, 24 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That IP edit is simple vandalism. I think the following edit (other than the inadvertent italic text) was probably okay in intent, though it was loquatious and didn't really improve the text. Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward) (talk) 10:32, 24 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

The Copyeditor's Barnstar
Thanks for your tireless work! Suntooooth, it/he (talk/contribs) 17:46, 30 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Regarding Maisonette -- there had been a discussion at Talk:Maisonette (disambiguation) resulting in moving the dab page and making the term into a primary topic redirect (which is still in place as a section hatnote at Apartment#Maisonette. I don't have an opinion as to whether it should be a PT redirect, but you might want to clean up the remaining artifacts (orphan talk page with RM and orphan hatnote). olderwiser 17:01, 19 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

At some point that redirect was undone anyway, but the problem isn't where it formerly redirected so much that the double-N version didn't point to the same place as single-N and both were dabs. I'm not sure what to do with Talk:Maisonette (disambiguation) to be honest but considering that the entirety of the discussion is about a dead RM I'm not sure it matters really. I've removed the unneeded hatnote. Cheers. Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward) (talk) 17:14, 19 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello, Thumperward. It has been over six months since you last edited the Articles for Creation submission or Draft page you started, "List of permaculture projects".

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Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. Liz Read! Talk! 15:43, 26 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

First Edit Day[edit]

Happy First Edit Day, Thumperward, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day! Ezra Cricket (talk) 07:19, 13 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy First Edit Day![edit]

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I see for: Stanley Meyer's water fuel cellWater fuel cell you moved the page and the talkpage archives (good--lots movers forget those!) but did not move the main talkpage itself (I assume it was blocked by actual content existing on Talk:Water fuel cell. But before you figure out how to fix that, the itself had already been proposed at Talk:Water_fuel_cell/Archive_6#Requested_move and found not to have consensus (multiple well-reasoned opposes). That's no prejudice from starting a new RM discussion, but in the mean time please undo the move. DMacks (talk) 21:03, 2 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I had completely forgotten about that RM (in which I actually participated). The arguments against were appalling, the close was a head-count of idiots, but I'll move it back for now. I fully expect another round of the same, though hopefully a few of the opposes since then have died (the usual way by which progress is made on here). Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward) (talk) 21:30, 2 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I take exception to your hope that I or others who participated in good faith there would die. Please strike that inappropriate comment and reflect on WP:CIVIL so we don't need to go to ANI. DMacks (talk) 22:05, 2 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Editors are permitted leeway on their talk pages, and my expression of hope of an outcome is not an expression of a desire to make it happen. But I mean, cause as much drama as you like. Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward) (talk) 22:09, 2 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Also lol, you're talking about this behind my back? Hope that works out for you, in terms of pleading for people to improve their civility. Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward) (talk) 22:13, 2 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

As you wish...DMacks (talk)

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Astonishing to think that you're under the impression that any reputational damage here will be on me. What a use of your weekend. Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward) (talk) 22:31, 2 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

December 2023[edit]

You have been indefinitely blocked for openly yearning for the deaths of other Wikipedia editors, and engaging in personal attacks against them. This is a collaborative project. You were given opportinities to explain and apologize and instead you doubled down. You did this twice in 2023. This misconduct is utterly unacceptable. Please read the Guide to appealing blocks. Cullen328 (talk) 02:38, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request. Other administrators may also review this block, but should not override the decision without good reason (see the blocking policy).

Thumperward (block logactive blocksglobal blockscontribsdeleted contribsfilter logcreation logchange block settingsunblockcheckuser (log))

Request reason:

I apologise for my professed desire that editors with whom I historically disagreed to have died. I realise that this is not in the spirit of collaborative editing.

Furthermore, I apologise for calling other users idiots. Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward) (talk) 02:45, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Decline reason:

An apology is good, though I'm skeptical you have totally seen the light in the 13 minutes between your block and this request. I was surprised to learn that you are an administrator, I don't recall ever running into you previously. Maybe you're right that there is some leeway on talk pages, but you were offered a chance to explain, apologize, and withdraw your comments and declined it, I think that used up your leeway. More is expected of administrators than other editors in terms of behavior. I am declining your request. 331dot (talk) 10:26, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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I have AGF and unblocked you. I think this was a stupid comment and there should be low bar for action if further incivility. Secretlondon (talk) 16:38, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yeah, I probably deserved this to be honest. I suppose standards really have changed. Once upon a time I was the one handing out indef civility blocks. Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward) (talk) 16:40, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Culture change can be hard to spot as it's not as if one day everything changes. However Wikipedia is certainly not as playful as in the early days, and much less 'ignore all rules'. As the project has got bigger and higher profile there is much less tolerance for incivility, and adminship has not been 'no big deal' for years now.
However I do think blocking an admin is wrong - if you are not trusted to edit the encyclopaedia you should not be trusted to be an admin. Secretlondon (talk) 16:58, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm not especially happy about a few people's conduct on this one, but this has served as an abundant reminder of why I stopped arguing with people on ANI in the first place. Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward) (talk) 16:59, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'd advise you to think before you type and avoid comments that could be misconstrued. Always presume people who don't like you are watching. Secretlondon (talk) 17:04, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Good advice indeed. Thanks again. Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward) (talk) 17:28, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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