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Image copyright problem with 2001 New York License Plate.jpg & NYPlates.JPG[edit]

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James Knowles (footballer) listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Re: 1978 American League East tie-breaker game[edit]

It seems that you have confused two different things. What I did was promote it to Good Topic status. The articles been a Good Article since 2012. GamerPro64 14:28, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

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Unblock reviewing[edit]

Hello BCD. I noticed you've been attempting to review some unblock appeals lately; please note that while you can comment on these appeals, you should not be making any changes to the unblock template itself, including placing appeals on hold. Thank you. Hersfold (t/a/c) 03:01, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Nor should you make any promises or committments which you are unable to fulfil. An unblock for username change is not an automatic right, and the decision as to allow it or not is for admins only to make. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 12:50, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
I though that successful user renames requests cause an admin to unblock the account, but if you say so then I'll leave the unblocking to you. –BuickCenturyDriver 02:09, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
I struck out the promise for a quick unblock.[1]. –BuickCenturyDriver 02:18, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
If you review unblock requests without being an administrator, you will get yourself in all manners of trouble. So, I would suggest that you don't. --(ʞɿɐʇ) ɐuɐʞsǝp 11:48, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
To echo the above, you are welcome to comment with relevant information, but making statements such as this (especially when they alter the unblock template in a manner that is not consistent with its usage) is neither appropriate nor necessary. Thank you. --Kinu t/c 17:13, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

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RE: Accountcreator flag[edit]

Hello BuickCenturyDriver. I hope stwalkerster won't mind, but I'd like to take a moment to respond on his behalf as an administrator of the WP:ACC project myself. To be honest, your reason for requesting the flag in the first place ([2]) combined with what you said above about getting "awarded" the ACC flag makes us look negatively on your request to join ACC. As ST noted in his decline of your permissions request, the accountcreator flag is specifically and only for those who assist in the account creation process or otherwise need to create a lot of user accounts. If you were to, say, join ACC for the sole purpose of being able to edit editnotices - so you're active for a while then stop - you would get suspended for inactivity from ACC and have your accountcreator flag revoked. Being able to edit editnotices is a side-effect of being able to override the username blacklist (actually, the title blacklist), nothing more, and the flag is treated accordingly. In addition, even joining ACC is no guarantee that the flag will be granted; granting of the accountcreator flag is still at administrators' discretion, but you must at least either be a member of ACC or in a special program that requires you to create more accounts than normally allowed by the rate-limiter to be eligible for the flag.

If you are genuinely interested in working with ACC, I'd suggest waiting a while (more than a week; maybe a month or two) before you try to re-apply, as if you were to now, we would likely decline your request as an attempt to gain the flag for reasons other than assisting at ACC. In addition, you are not identified to the Wikimedia Foundation. We require all prospective and current ACC member to identify to the WMF, like CheckUsers and Oversighters are required to, because of the private data we handle there. To identify (summed up), you must submit proof of your real-life identity to the WMF. The details of the process are explained here. Your request to join will not be considered or discussed internally until you've identified; likewise, if you are unable to identify or unwilling to identify, you cannot join ACC. There are other factors involved when we consider requests to join ACC, such as how well your grasp of Wikipedia policy is perceived, previous blocks, and such. If you are genuinely interested in assisting us at Account Creation, please first read the ACC Guide to see what's involved, then identify to the Wikimedia Foundation, then reapply to join ACC by sending an email to the Accounts Creation mailing list at accounts-enwiki-l@lists.wikimedia.org. However, if your primary goal is to get the account creator flag as opposed to helping out at account creation, be advised that getting approved to join ACC is no guarantee that you will be granted the flag, and certainly not for a while after you join.

If you have any further questions about what I've written here or about the ACC application process, feel free to ask stwalkerster, myself, or any of the otherACC admins. Sincerely, FastLizard4 (talkcontribs) 10:57, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for the advice. I though people who volunteer for this activity create accounts using the Userlogin interface. That's the way it was a few years ago. I wasn't aware of this new software or the like. –BuickCenturyDriver 11:27, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
Due to your abuse of multiple accounts which was exposed shortly after the above conversation, the email from Riley informing you that you need to submit ID to the WMF prior to your application to ACC being approved is rendered null and void. That is to say you will not be approved as you currently are not compliant with the first four qualifications - not identified, dirty block log, a history of account-related abuse, and subject to the restriction of editing from a single account if ever unblocked. Like Riley and FastLizard4 i appreciate your desire to participate but it is not going to happen. delirious & lost~hugs~ 18:33, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Admin reponsibilities[edit]

Hi there; i propose to give you some (possibly) unwanted guidance. Please bear in mind that in doing so I have been here for nearly seven years, and an admin for almost six.

You are obviously reasonably knowledgeable in the ways of wikipedia, and are equally obviously eager to play a full part, not only in straightforward article creation but also in vandal-control and in policing the encyclopedia. This is welcome, without qualification. But there are, as a non-admin editor, boundaries which you must not cross. Now some actions usually performed by admins can be performed by non-admins; some AfD closures, for example. But there are a number of actions which only admins can do, and a non-admin really should not promise events which a non-admin cannot deliver. I realise that you have the interests of the project at heart, and I am confident that in the fullness of time you will become an admin, or higher if you wish. I earnestly suggest that you do not wreck your chances by getting blocked for overstepping the line. This is not a warning in any sense, merely what I hope is sensible advice. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 21:19, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

Yes, even after all this time I still do not always capitalise "I"s!--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 21:21, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for the advice, I really have been considering another RFA and one of the tasks that I intend to do is help handle unblock requests. As you can see from my contibution history, I tried but my a couple of sysops got annoyed from this edit and I decided it's best to leave them alone. As for closing AFDs (right now I only vote but very rarely close them), I'd probably handle the obvious "close as delete" ones. However, before I run I am going to ask a few editors that know me well if the time is right or if I should wait a few more months. –BuickCenturyDriver 01:45, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
Well, as an outside set of eyes, the recent series of unblock reviews probably set you back at least 6 months - that's a policy that's inflexible, especially when the templates clearly state "for admins only". Also, if you're ready then a few admins will tell you - you'll never need to ask (✉→BWilkins←✎) 10:09, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Ace of spades.png[edit]

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Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. LGA talkedits 23:29, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

File:CardSharkCardBack.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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Possibly unfree File:BlackJack2.JPG[edit]

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Possibly unfree Files[edit]

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File:New York Empire License Plate.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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Possibly unfree File:New York Empire Gold License Plate.jpg[edit]

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Review your uploads[edit]

I have been reviewing your uploads. Can you confirm that you actually took the following photos and did not use or edit ones you had found :

With regard to :

Can you have a look at the Licence, as I doubt very much you actually created it, it looks like a derivative work. LGA talkedits 07:24, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

Following section copied from my talk page so as to keep this in one place, see this edit for proof.

To answer your question regarding the images I uploaded:

BuickCenturyDriver 07:31, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

In which case can you change the licence on File:Njtp.JPG as you can not licence it cc-by-sa, it needs to be one of Fair-use. LGA talkedits 07:37, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

Playing cards[edit]

Can you also confirm which of the playing card images contain your own designs, any cards you purchased or obtained are likely copyrighted designs on the backs and on any picture card. LGA talkedits 07:47, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

The playing cards I used in my uploads were given to me for free from various casinos and and Solitaire photo uses bicycle cards. –BuickCenturyDriver 07:49, 3 March 2013 (UTC)
Then you cant licence them CC-BY-SA as you do not own the copyright on the backs of the card nor the picture cards, and they fail the WP:NFCC rules as they can be replaced by free designs. LGA talkedits 07:53, 3 March 2013 (UTC)
If you have any free playing card designs then show me and I will re-upload the card images. –BuickCenturyDriver 08:00, 3 March 2013 (UTC)
I don't but the point is they can be created. LGA talkedits 08:34, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

Blocked indefinitely[edit]

You have been blocked indefinitely from editing for abusing multiple accounts per checkuser evidence. If you think there are good reasons why you should be unblocked, you may appeal this block by adding below this notice the text {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}}, but you should read the guide to appealing blocks first.  Hersfold (t/a/c) 05:04, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
For the record, the SPI case is here. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 05:12, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
I have emailed both DeltaQuad and Hersfold. –BuickCenturyDriver 06:59, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
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Request reason:

I have too many good contributions to Wikipedia and I think I deserve a second chance. I've personally emailed Hersfold with a request. If I am unblocked I will use only this name. I'm not ready to walk away quit using WP just yet.–BuickCenturyDriver 06:50, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Decline reason:

As this block was conducted with CheckUser evidence, only CUs can give permission to unblock. Rschen7754 08:23, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

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Request reason:

As I stated above, I have emailed CU editor DeltaQuad & Hersfold and they're handling this request by email. please leave this open. Thank you. –BuickCenturyDriver 08:27, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Decline reason:

Your assumption is incorrect; the fact that you have emailed me does not mean that I am handling this by email; as a matter of personal policy, I will not unless there is some specific reason why the review cannot be handled in public. I do not see such a reason here.
You have now admitted to the other three accounts by email, however you still do not seem to realize why you were blocked. It is legitimate to have a single additional account to edit when on a public computer or similar - the account I'm using now is a prime example - however, such accounts should in general be publicly declared, and you only need one for that purpose. Even then, these accounts must not be used to vote multiple times in deletion debates, as you did at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Hurricane Kira. It is expressly forbidden for undisclosed accounts to be editing anywhere in project-space, and at deletion debates in particular. On top of all of this, you have attempted to keep up the appearance that you were separate people up until you were blocked. Such deception is unacceptable, particularly in the light of the fact that DeltaQuad told you outright that coming clean before a block was placed would have made things much easier. That time has passed. If you wish to return to editing, then we will need a full, reasonable explanation as to why you had these other accounts, why you attempted to deceive the community when confronted about the accounts, and you will need to agree to a restriction to use a single account from this point forward.
Administrators are free to lift this block on their own if they believe these conditions have been met, but should still first consult a checkuser to ensure that no other accounts have appeared in the meantime. Hersfold non-admin(t/a/c) 16:17, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

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  • You still have yet to either admit that 1) the three other accounts are your socks or 2) provide a decent explanation as to why this is going on when I gave you direct evidence that your editing was very close together. Also, in our email exchanges, at points the information you were trying to give me was very contradictory to what was actually going on. You also neglected to inform me of the part of the data that would have caught you socking, but told me everything else. So you have given me no reason to consider unblocking you at this time. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 08:45, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
    Delta, I just replied to you by email. –BuickCenturyDriver 08:58, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
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Request reason:

I have read Hersfold's comments above and I agree to edit using this name only going forward. The other names were meant to used when I was away from home. I apologize for causing the commotion on Hurricanekira'a AFD. I did think it would lead to this. I hope we can put this all major setback behind us and move on. I have made plenty of good contributions and I intend to make more constructive edits if given another chance. –BuickCenturyDriver 17:02, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Decline reason:

I see no recognition of the problems - only being embarassed that they got caught. This is unacceptable. For someone who feels themself to be admin-category material in terms of knowledge, these actions and the sheer inability to follow WP:GAB, plus the desire to hide the evidence by trying to become unblocked in private via e-mail is just ... unbelievable. Here's a recommendation: go away for at least a week. Don't even read Wikipedia. In a week, come back and review WP:SOCK, WP:GAB. After that, take a few days to compose yourself and an unblock request (✉→BWilkins←✎) 17:13, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

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That's not satisfactory. As I said above, "I had this account to edit when away from home" explains one account, not three. Why did you have three? Hersfold non-admin(t/a/c) 17:05, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
And you also haven't addressed "why you attempted to deceive the community when confronted about the accounts". Hersfold non-admin(t/a/c) 17:05, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
I was reluctant to say it at first fearing you would block me if I told you outright and therefore tried to pinpoint the edits in question. The other three accounts were not intended to be used maliciously but intended to edit tv show articles. Again I apologize for the commotion of the AFD and hope you can forgive me on that. Had DQ showed me the edits in question I would have told them the edits are mine. Now that it has passed it doesn't mean I should be deprived of a we one chance given my long history of constructed editing. –BuickCenturyDriver 17:16, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
The way I see it, there were multiple indications that you were deliberately trying to conceal the fact that you were socking. Not only did you disrupt the AfD process but you disrupted the SPI process as well. You had the chance to at least save yourself some trouble. When given the chance to explain yourself, you didn't tell us everything. In fact, you outright lied to us on several occasions. I don't see any excuse for this behavior. Elockid (Talk) 17:43, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
forgive me for handling the situation the way I did. What do You suggest I do now to return. I understand I was blocked for misusing three account and trying to explain it by email. I said I agreed to use only this name going forward . –BuickCenturyDriver 18:09, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
Quite honestly, if you had told us from the start, you probably would have been blocked, but only for a few days at the most; that's fairly standard for someone caught abusively socking that otherwise has made good contributions. If it weren't for the multiple voting, it's also quite possible you could have gotten off with a strong slap on the wrist and a one-account restriction. It's happened before. However, Elockid is right; your handling of the situation led this situation to what it has become. I also agree with Bwilkins in entirety - your apparent complete lack of understanding as to why this was a problem means you're not likely to get unblocked any time soon. Take this as a sort of enforced wikibreak; when you come back, we can look into how to move forward then. Hersfold non-admin(t/a/c) 18:19, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
Hersfold, do you mind if I interact by email? I hope to return at the end of the month –BuickCenturyDriver 18:43, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
Under the circumstances, do you understand why your attempts to discuss the matter via e-mail (just as you did in 2007) might be met with suspicion? —David Levy 19:09, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
I think given six year worth of experience should merit being given another chance, and besides. The last incident happen nearly six years ago. I haven't had any problems since then up until now. In any event, I agree with bwilkins to wait a week or so before make any further unblock requests. It seem I do need a break from all this wiki stress. –BuickCenturyDriver 19:24, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
Indeed, six years is a long time. That's why it's disheartening to discover that you neither learned your lesson back then nor came to your senses in the interim.
Positive contributions aren't aren't bargaining chips that negate or excuse misconduct. All editors are expected to act in good faith 100% of the time. Unfortunately, you've demonstrated a propensity not only to engage in egregious abuse, but to further deceive the community via attempted coverups. I see no reason to believe that you regret anything other than getting caught. —David Levy 20:04, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I do mind. As I said above, I will not review blocks by private email unless there is some pressing need for privacy. I do not see that there is such a need here. Hersfold non-admin(t/a/c) 19:52, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
From my perspective, the above apology would have carried considerably more weight if you'd expressed it immediately.
Does that sentence seem familiar? I just copied it from one of your archives. I wrote it in May 2007, when you used a compromised admin account to block an editor, got caught red-handed via a CU investigation, denied involvement, and even attempted to conceal your role (via a story about someone hacking into your wireless network) until consulting an administrator via e-mail and realizing that you had no choice but to come clean.
Here we are again. And you say that you've "agreed to use only this name going forward". So I'll copy and paste the question that I asked previously:
Given the fact that you've been lying to us, why should we believe you now? —David Levy 19:09, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
I was not aware of the 2007 incident, but if David Levy is correct in his summary (and I have little reason to doubt that he is), I do not think an unblock is very likely. We'll see when you return. Hersfold non-admin(t/a/c) 20:22, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
Buick, I have received your e-mail, and am shocked - based on the above - that you would ask those questions in that manner. Look, I'm not going to tell you what to write in order to become unblocked. The idea of WP:GAB and WP:AAB is that you need to personally reflect on the why, and how you'll move forward. I'm not going to put words in your mouth, especially based on the severity of the situation as a whole. Every block is different, and yours became a doozy. This is why I suggested you go away and meditate. So, really, off you go (✉→BWilkins←✎) 18:56, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

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Unblock request[edit]

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Request reason:

After a month of waiting I have decided to try and make a return. Hopefully the fallout from the extra accounts and the deletion discussion manilpuation have worn off. Here are a few reason for my request:
  • WP:NETPOSITIVE. Should one petty incident outweight all the positive contrubitions I made?
  • In both CU cases I was hoping the editors who investigated would consider the possibility that not all IPs direct to one computer but there are cases where an entire network can share an IP. Though two accounts from one IP can raise a suspicion, "CU is not pixie dust".
  • I understand the indef is a result of attempting to manipulate a discussion, and after suffering this I doubt I will try it again. The people involved in the above discussion may have too it as a betrayel.
If the reviewing editor still feels I can't come back, then it is what it is and being I have over 10000 edits, starting from scratch only to get blocked for a petty wrongdoing a few years down the road just isn't worth it. –BuickCenturyDriver 17:38, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

Decline reason:

I see a distinct lack of understanding of the depth of your betrayal of the Wikipedia community. --jpgordon::==( o ) 20:27, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

If you want to make any further unblock requests, please read the guide to appealing blocks first and then use the {{unblock}} template again. If you make too many unconvincing or disruptive unblock requests, you may be prevented from editing this page until your block has expired.

Having commented on your infractions in 2007 and 2013, I'm not going to perform the review, but I must note my disappointment. In the above message, you state the following:
  • You should be unblocked because you do more good than harm. You've cited an essay about adminship candidacy and misleadingly implied that you've been involved in only one such incident.
  • You abused multiple accounts in an attempt to manipulate a discussion's outcome and subsequently lied about your actions because you believed that the CheckUser function's limitations would enable you to do so without getting caught.
  • You probably won't attempt this again.
I can't fault you for finally being honest, but the truth hurts. —David Levy 18:06, 11 April 2013 (UTC)
I will be happy to address the above. I know DL opposes my return, but lets settle the record:
  • the 2007 incident was for cracking into the account I loged into, there was no way to prove I cracked it. the recent incident only proved that me and my other accounts and only those usernames made the edits and i hoped that given my overall positive contributions i would be given the due process and blocked for maybe a few months but not indef. and i didn't outright lie i mentioned the possibility the account logging in from outside using an unsecured wireless connection and unfortunately the ip checker was not convinced. like it or not, IPs follow a connection to the internet, and not necessarilty one single machine. i appreciate deltaquads efforts to clear the connection, but i'm not happy that he abruptly declared a match after 5 to 6 emails. i don't know what made him make that decision, though.
  • if people were to look at the stuff I contributed then they should see this as a small setback in the greater scheme of things. yes, what I did was wrong, but i feel it is wrong to suspect i would go right back to what i did to get me to this situation after waiting a month to ask for an unblock,
  • knowing the next confirmed incident will result in an irreversible indef, I doubt I would try the same stunt in the near future and risk a reblock after my effort to regain your trust.
botton line, the point of my request is an effort to rebuild my reputation. i know things won't be the same but i find it disturbing that there are editors who think of me as someone with nothing better to do than make new accounts wreak havoc and annoy other editors. i am requesting so that i can show that this was a setback that i would like to throw behind me and i have a lot more to give to the site. i would have no problem walking away but i feel i derserve another chance, ::knowing any further mischief will result an another indef should i get an unblock. –BuickCenturyDriver 19:43, 11 April 2013 (UTC)
if you still feel i should stay away then i belive this case is worth a review by arbcom. if that's declined, then this will be a very bitter farewell.–BuickCenturyDriver 19:34, 11 April 2013 (UTC)
the 2007 incident was for cracking into the account I loged into,
You used a compromised admin account to block an editor, got caught via a CU investigation, denied involvement, and attempted to conceal your role (via a story about someone hacking into your wireless network) until consulting an administrator via e-mail and realizing that you had no choice but to confess.
there was no way to prove I cracked it.
Pardon? What are you arguing?
the recent incident only proved that me and my other accounts and only those usernames made the edits
Your point being...?
and i hoped that given my overall positive contributions i would be given the due process and blocked for maybe a few months but not indef.
Positive contributions aren't aren't bargaining chips that negate or excuse misconduct. All editors are expected to act in good faith 100% of the time. You've demonstrated a propensity not only to engage in egregious abuse, but to further deceive the community via attempted coverups. Then you complain about not receiving the leniency that you're "due".
and i didn't outright lie i mentioned the possibility the account logging in from outside using an unsecured wireless connection and unfortunately the ip checker was not convinced.
"Unfortunately, I failed to deceive the community and get away with my misconduct." That seems to be your only regret.
i appreciate deltaquads efforts to clear the connection, but i'm not happy that he abruptly declared a match after 5 to 6 emails.
Right. You're unhappy about getting caught.
knowing the next confirmed incident will result in an irreversible indef, I doubt I would try the same stunt in the near future and risk a reblock after my effort to regain your trust.
You doubt that you'd do it again in the near future. Do you even realize how this comes across? —David Levy 20:17, 11 April 2013 (UTC)
  • Your only route is WP:OFFER and nothing else. In order to rebuild your reputation, you need to NOT edit wikipedia during the block and go away and work on a project somewhere that will allow you to prove yourself for a minimum of six months. This is not rocket science - you screwed up badly, and you need to prove yourself elsewhere before dreaming of coming back. (✉→BWilkins←✎) 20:16, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

A Bitter Farewell[edit]

If the decision is indeed final then I've stated my case. the people who insist I stay blocked say, "Yeah you were very constructive but what you did was so evil we can't stand you any further". You may feel I am not sincere, but then again it is was it is. If the decision is indeed final, then I've certainly learned my lesson experiancing the dark side of Wikipedia. To those who support the blocker's claim, i wish to have nothing to do with you. To those who may feel otherwise, you can email me. Until then, I bid farwell. — Preceding unsigned comment added by BuickCenturyDriver (contribs) 20:42, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

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In light of tomorrow night, I apologize to anyone I annoyed on the wiki since I arrived back in 2007. I won't name names and I am sure there will be naysayers. But I regret what I did and there is no way to change the past or the way certain editors think about me.

I considered requesting an unblock many times but, given the fickle suspicions of some, I'd have to edit with a bullseye on my back and would get blocked on the next misstep. –BuickCenturyDriver 11:43, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

BCD, you should know that (believe it or not) we have had editors who were once blocked then go on to become admins. Yeah, people will watch you ... until they realize that your edits are no longer problematic and you're not breaking any rules. There's the trick: don't do anything that could be misconstrued as a misstep - it's that easy, and it's wholly doable. WP:OFFER was extended for a reason: because there's a belief that you were redeemable as an editor :-) the panda ₯’ 11:59, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

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