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NOTE TO FELLOW ADMINISTRATORS: If you deem that an administrative action I took was objectionable, a misreading of consensus, against Wikipedia guidelines/policy, or simply stupid, you are free to revert it without prior consultation. However, please explain what you did and why on my talk page thereafter. Thanks! Go Phightins! 13:15, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

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Lucia Black topic ban clarification[edit]

Hi, Go Phightins! I have some concerns regarding the topic ban you enacted on Lucia Black (talk · contribs), as it encompasses all Japanese entertainment. As a clarification, does the ban include all articles related to the WP:ANIME and WP:VG projects (I'm also a participant of these projects as well) or participation in discussions related to the projects? Also, considering the fact that I had no problems with the user in question when collaborating with her on some articles that I did, would it be much easier if I continue the work alone? Thanks, Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 00:18, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi Sjones. To answer your question, most of her editing related to video games has been in anime and manga-related capacities, and as such, they are certainly included in the ban. Hypothetically, if she were to edit an article on Grand Theft Auto, for example, that would not necessarily fall within the topic ban. I doubt she plans to edit, so for all intensive purposes the ban includes all video game articles she has shown a propensity to edit. I hope this answers your question. And yes, the ban is for all "pages", which does include discussions. Go Phightins! 00:58, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
I completely understand your point now. Thanks, Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 01:04, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
No problem. Thanks for checking in. Go Phightins! 01:05, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
I'm sorry, but this is literally the worst thing possible for me....i have made small contributions to such articles, but they are literally without my expertice.....and i have lost all motivation. so please....just site ban me now, because i have nothing to offer outside japanese-related articles. my passion was japanese media....and i have absolute no motivation. Lucia Black (talk) 01:42, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Hello Phightins. Rather then dispute the close outright, instead I would like to understand how you arrived at a conclusion for the manga and video game topic ban. I originally proposed this topic ban, but I then retracted this proposal as on some extra thought and from various editors' comments I felt that in fairness to Lucia that a broadening of the topic ban was rather punitive. Regards Blackmane (talk) 18:45, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Hi Blackmane. My job, when closing a thread, is to evaluate the consensus and implement (assuming it egregiously violates no policies), regardless of whether I agree with it. Ultimately, I formed no opinion on whether this was the right course of action, just that there was a consensus for it. If you read point #3 in my close, you will see my thought process in finding a consensus for a topic ban. Regardless of who initially proposed the idea, I found a consensus for it. If you think I was wrong (which I may be), you are welcome to join the closure review I began. Thanks. Go Phightins! 20:35, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Go Phightins!, I hope you don't mind me continuing to talk about this issue even though it is now closed. One of my main concerns with the close that prompted me to comment in the closure review was that there didn't seem to be any evidence of disruption presented for the specific area covered by the topic ban (excluding Ghost in the Shell articles, from which Lucia Black was already topic banned). I felt that since (in my opinion) the arguments for the topic ban were not backed up by evidence, they hould have been given little weight when closing the discussion. In order for the topic ban to be implemented, I felt there should have been things such as diffs or links to discussions where Lucia Black was disruptive or argumentative in relation to Japanese media other than Ghost in the Shell. Since I didn't see such evidence, I was really surprised by the close. Anyway, I'm not asking for any action from you. The close was just still bothering me, so I wanted to get what I was thinking off my chest by posting it somewhere. I do appreciate that you took the time to close the discussion, and think you clearly put a lot of thought into the close, even if I disagree with the outcome. Calathan (talk) 20:06, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Problem child[edit]

Hey, Mr. Phightins. I have a problem child who may need a time out soon: diff. Please review recent edit history. He has been vandalizing Auburn football, Florida football, and SEC Championship Game articles, and has pretty much announced he will be vandalizing the Florida State football article soon. You may want to watch list these if you feel unable to take immediate action. Thanks. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 00:52, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi Mr. Lawyer. I am sorry that I missed this. Do you still need help, or is the situation resolved? Go Phightins! 13:08, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
Not a problem. You can't be everywhere at once, Superman. Another admin named Elockid, who is apparently active at AIV, was all over this. Pleased to see that AIV folks are apparently responding much more quickly than I remember. OTH, SPI desperately needs some new blood, and has a 30-day backlog! Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 13:38, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 20 August 2014[edit]

Media Viewer RfC arbitration case - motion to suspend case[edit]

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LB Closure[edit]

Hi Go Phightins! I'm sure you're tired of reviews of the closure you made over LuciaBlack, so i'll be brief. I just wanted to say, i've been away for a few days, so missed the closure and review, and have just read both with interest. I think that you did a fine job in reading consensus in this sorry situation. Thanks for stepping up to it. Cheers, LindsayHello 03:43, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, LindsayH. Always nice to get feedback, positive or negative, especially positive :-) Go Phightins! 19:07, 27 August 2014 (UTC)