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Edited to Mount St. Helens[edit]

I think a more appropriate tag to put near an inline cite that goes to a webpage where a story has been moved or pulled would be something akin to dead link, not failed verify. It was a simple matter to verify after going to archive.org. ---mav (Urgent FACs/FARs/PRs) 04:00, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

Dead link is misleading, as the link checker will frequently show such a link as good. As far as I know there is no tag for "moved or pulled" as you suggest. Regards, —mattisse (Talk) 00:36, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Arthur Stayner[edit]

Updated DYK query On February 22, 2010, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Arthur Stayner, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check ) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Materialscientist (talk) 00:04, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

Blocked indefinitely[edit]

For running multiple accounts per a checkuser, and attempting to continue to attack another user, I have indefinitely blocked this account. SirFozzie (talk) 04:22, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

Oh dear. Is there no doubt about this? Could you not be mistaken? --Malleus Fatuorum 04:34, 1 March 2010 (UTC)
We've had several people look at this, persuant to other issues, and they've signed off on it. SirFozzie (talk) 04:54, 1 March 2010 (UTC)
Fair enough. --Malleus Fatuorum 04:55, 1 March 2010 (UTC)
Is there any details of this? I've looked in a few places and could not see reference. What was the puppet account? --Salix (talk): 08:43, 1 March 2010 (UTC)
Accounts. One minute, I'll tag them. SirFozzie (talk) 08:53, 1 March 2010 (UTC)
It seems that Charles Rodriguez (talk · contribs) is a sock. Oh dear Mattisse I would have hopped you would have learnt by now that sockpuppets is not the way to go.--Salix (talk): 09:13, 1 March 2010 (UTC)
We really didn't need the checkuser to confirm as the account uses the same unique language and words as Mattisse, a style that only she uses. It's disheartening because many of us were hoping Mattisse would change her spots and pull through. Mattisse, if you are reading this, please remember that you don't need this kind of negative attention. If you come clean and apologize, I would be happy to support your return. Viriditas (talk) 09:23, 1 March 2010 (UTC)
Well that's just dandy; want to put me through another two years of this while I AGF my pollyanna arse into Wiki-oblivion? This is the third time she's done this socking ... that we know about ... I'm glad you're happy to welcome her return ... in the meantime, I work my arse off for Wiki, and had no clue I was working against Mattisse's grudges. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 09:34, 1 March 2010 (UTC) Amended. [1] SandyGeorgia (Talk) 16:31, 1 March 2010 (UTC)
I understand you are upset, and you hit upon the problem: Mattisse holds grudges, and she needs to let go of them, starting now. It's unlikely she will be unblocked unless she can do this. And we all know she isn't going to disappear, so it is reasonable to ask her to come clean under this account, rather than play whack-a-mole for the next several years. She obviously likes to edit here, but for some reason none of us can figure out, she has interpersonal conflicts that remain unresolved. I know that Wikipedia is not therapy, and given her past, I also know that it is very unlikely that Mattisse will be unblocked in the foreseeable future. But, I also think it is important to keep the lines of communication open. Viriditas (talk) 09:41, 1 March 2010 (UTC)
you do that ... in the meantime, I've had a good lesson in the limitations of AGF, and no one should ever have to endure this again. wake up and smell the roses. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 09:45, 1 March 2010 (UTC)
I'm awake, and they smell wonderful. Viriditas (talk) 09:47, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

If Mattisse is to be unblocked, I would recommend returning to User:Mattisse/Plan or the arbitration case and adding an explicit section about sock-puppets. Something along the line of any further use of sock-puppets will result in a permanent ban from wikipedia. Mattisse seems to need very strict boundaries with clearly spelt out consequences.--Salix (talk): 11:30, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt. Viriditas (talk) 11:47, 1 March 2010 (UTC)
Strongly oppose lifting this block under any circumstances. This user has displayed a long-term pattern of accepting consequences and conditional returns, only to walk away from mentors and return to previous editing behavior at the drop of a hat. We should no longer accommodate this user. --Andy Walsh (talk) 16:01, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

(edit conflict) I am astounded to wake to this, and to see that one mentor is questioning the block,[2], that others are discussing conditions for possible unblock (above) and Philcha is proposing a revision to the Mattisse's Plan that would actually have the effect of preventing her from ever being indefinitely blocked for sockpuppetry.[3]

  • To quickly review the situation, Mattisse is subject to an July 2009 arbcom mandated plan which places behavioural limits on Mattisse including avoidance of assumptions of bad faith, personalizing conflict, disruptive point-making and questioning the motivations of others. She has had several mentors/advisors working with her. A clarification of the Arb Com motions in December 2009 noted requirements that she "not make any remark about another editor on Wikipedia that could be seen as negative without first consulting her mentors/advisors" and placed her under conduct probation for one year. The closing comments of two arbitrators warned her about the seriousness of any repetition of problematic behaviour.
  • Mattisse also has a long history of creating impermissible, abusive sockpuppets,[4] starting in 2006 and most recently, until this incident, in August 2009 when she was blocked for two weeks for creating sockpuppets to attack another user.[5] Now it appears that Mattisse has created two four new sockpuppets, three of were used separately to edit Venezuelan articles where SandyGeorgia, an editor with whom she has been in past conflict, has been active. The user:Charles Rodriguez puppet denied being a sockpuppet[6], and two pretended to be new editors [7][8] and engaged in a series of posts on the talkpages of The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (documentary), Hugo Chavez and on the Rodriguez user talkpage including [9][10] [11][12][13][14][15][16] which break multiple aspects Mattisse's Plan (assumptions of bad faith, personalizing of issues, questioning of motivations etc). And one also presumes that she did not, as she is required to do, contact her mentors/advisors before making the negative comments about others, or indeed about creating the socks themselves. If these edits had made under her own account they would have certainly attracted alerts to her mentors, and I presume action from them. These sockpuppets were clearly used to evade scrutiny and to circumvent sanctions, including conduct probation imposed by Arbcom.

In my view a very long block, even an indefinite block, is appropriate. Enough is enough. I personally always try to hold out some hope for eventual rehabilitation, though it is instructive to check old versions of Mattisse's talkpage (see this one, for example, that I picked at random from 2006 [17]), and see how little has changed in the years she has edited here. But if it an unblock does occur, I suggest that this does not happen for long time (a year?) and only with very stringent conditions. --Slp1 (talk) 16:10, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

There is absolutely no way to spin this. I don't like to comment on intent but it is fairly obvious that at least one account actively harassed one of Mattisse's "enemies". Using alternative accounts deceptively, and in a manner that avoids scrutiny, is something that all editors know is a strict no-no. I don't know what length of block is appropriate, but clearly, to the extent that it is a two-way street, mentorship is pretty much a dead deal here. --RegentsPark (talk) 17:10, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

  • I'm interested in what Mattisse has to say about the issues and evidence being discussed. ChildofMidnight (talk) 17:34, 1 March 2010 (UTC)
To respond to slp1, at the time Philcha and myself woke up there was little info about the block, we did not even know user:Charles Rodriguez was the sock. So it was right at that time to question the block. I do not now question the block which is entirely appropriate. I do also agree with slp1's analysis of the ways in which she broke her plan.
The question is how long the block should be for and whether the block should become a permant ban. I guess this will be a question for Arbcom rather than here. When considering a ban the good does need to be weighted against the bad as she has consistently made voluminous good edits, we would loose these with a ban. With Mattisse it has always been a case of damage limitation, and I think the mentoring system is getting better at reducing the damage caused.--Salix (talk): 17:50, 1 March 2010 (UTC)
This website has a limited pool of editors who are able and willing to mentor well. Less than a week ago one editor asked me for the third time to mentor him; he's under arbitration sanction too and has been searching for a mentor for months without success; he isn't socking. The team of people who mentored Mattisse deserve wholehearted thanks for doing their best. There's a proposal up at the ChildofMidnight workshop which perhaps they would look at and consider helping with. Mattisse has gotten as many chances as any editor receives; other people who are productive content contributors could also use assistance. Durova412 18:36, 1 March 2010 (UTC)
Durova, that's all true, but some of us would like some closure. Mattisse was helped by a great many people for many years and for it to finally come to this is of no surprise. The only thing I can conclude is that when she recently announced she was giving up on her plan, she was going to try and get herself indefinitely blocked on purpose. But to what end? Does she think this is the only way to get attention? It doesn't make any sense to us, and it would help greatly if Mattisse could explain herself. Viriditas (talk) 05:59, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

I do not think this block is unreasonable. It should come as no surprise because Mattisse has considered me someone opposed to her in the past. I'll be honest in saying that no one on this site has challenged my personal goal to treat others with more respect than they treat me more than Mattisse. I have been the object of what I consider to be undeserved attention and have, for the most part, not risen to behave in kind. My personal involvement aside, I think we're past the point of instructing a user who claims she has no knowledge of what actions are wrong and forbidden. I cannot believe an editor as intelligent as Mattisse cannot discern for herself what is unacceptable, and the level of basic instruction that has been thrust upon her mentors is simply unfair. We have thus far allowed behavior in an fully functional adult that we would not in adolescent editors, and continuing to allow it is beginning to seem contemptuous to the editors who Mattisse has unfairly targeted. Mattisse has created more than 550 articles. We must all face the end of our tenure on Wikipedia in whatever form it comes. She has reason to be proud of what she has created, but the resources of this site are unreasonably being directed toward an editor who is unable to monitor herself the way everyone else is expected to. --Moni3 (talk) 19:58, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

I suggest that it's time to switch gears here, now that more of us are aware that Mattisse is unlikely or unable to change. Is there any other editor with this history of socking and this kind of block log who is not site banned? Sockpuppeteers are unlikely to stop socking. Isn't it time we begin to focus on defending the Wiki instead of defending Mattisse? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 20:33, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

Jeez, I can't believe that list of sockpuppets. They're only the ones that have been discovered though of course. I really do think that Mattisse has probably stepped way over the line with her recent games, and it's clear that despite the best efforts and intentions of her mentors nothing changed, and in fact she was deceiving them. --Malleus Fatuorum 20:51, 1 March 2010 (UTC)
While I share the view that Mattisse has crossed a significant line here in her disruptive edits, her talk page now is not the best time and place to discuss it.
Arbitrators need the time now to decide what to do in the long term. Mattisse needs the space here to comment if she wishes too. I have made a few comments on my initial view in other fora. Lets all try to minimize any fallout. Geometry guy 21:09, 1 March 2010 (UTC)
I don't intend to make any further comment Geometry guy, either here or elsewhere, other than to say that I'm really saddened it's come to this. --Malleus Fatuorum 21:13, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

Hi Mattisse. I'm not an expert on your editing or your history, but when I checked the other day it seemed like you were working away in good faith on various articles. What's the story on the other accounts you were using? ChildofMidnight (talk) 02:20, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

I would suggest moving this discussion to a more public forum. That is, if there is anything to discuss, which is up to Mattisse, I guess.--Wehwalt (talk) 16:52, 2 March 2010 (UTC)
Centralized discussion is at the Alerts page of Mattisse's plan; someone may want to move all of this to there. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 16:55, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Faith-based community[edit]

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Request for help[edit]

I am will shortly be posting to WP:AN with the request below. Any support would be appreciated.

Request to WP:AN[edit]

"I would like to take the article History of logic to FA. I have already sought input from a number of contributors and have cleared up the issues raised (I am sure there are more). I wrote nearly all of the article using different accounts, as follows:

I would like to continue this work but I am frustrated by the zealous activity of User:Fram who keeps making significant reverts, and blocking accounts wherever he suspects the work of a 'banned user'. (Fram claims s/he doesn't understand "the people who feel that content is more important than anything else").

Can I please be left in peace with the present account to complete this work. 'History of logic' is a flagship article for Wikipedia, and is an argument against those enemies who claim that nothing serious can ever be accomplished by the project". Logic Historian (talk) 10:04, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

I apologize to the community and want to account for my behavior[edit]

I am deeply regretful of my behavior and believe that I owe not only a huge apologize but a sincere effort to come clean regarding my sock puppets. The following is an attempt to do so, with thanks to Laser brain's Sandbox for corraling the data.

2006[edit]

I admit that I had sockpuppets which were caught September 1, 2006, not all of which I can account for as others were using my computers, but for which I will take responsibility.

I started editing on Wikipedia in May of 2006, and created my first sock puppet shortly after User:NothingMuch who edited from May to September 1, 2006 and made 125 edits in that time, 115 of which are live. My subequent sock puppets were

These sockpuppets ended when I was blocked for 24 hours on September 2, 2006.

Beginning in July, 2006 I was repeated harassed by User:999, User:Hanuman Das and User:Ekajati and others that were found to be sock puppets Category:Wikipedia sockpuppets of Ekajati in the Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Starwood/Evidence, and User:Rosencomet was cautioned regarding COI. See Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Starwood/Proposed decision in March, 2007. To me this is serious harassment. User:Hanuman Das followed me to 40 articles in one day, for example.

User:Jefferson Anderson, who was in the middle of a Check user as one of Ekajati's sock puppets (See Wikipedia:Suspected sock puppets/Jefferson Anderson) when he finally retired, so therefore he was never labeled.

Numerous RFCs and ANI complaints were brought against me by these now banned socks, beginning in the summer of 2006 and continuing until they were banned in March 2007.

2007 - No sockpuppets[edit]

2008 - No sockpuppets[edit]

2009[edit]

In August, 2009, I admit that I created sock puppet for the sole purpose of making a point to User:Bishonen about her sock puppets. I created:

I also created in October, 2009

  • User:Mr. Unsigned Not worth it (who made 13 edits between October 2009 and February 25, 2010, one to a Venezuelan related article, and three to a Venezuelan talk page that were disruptive to SandyGeorgia.)

I was under a lot of stress from harassment from from User:Disinfoboxman and others. For example, I provided evidence in the motion regarding User:Geogre decided August 1, 2009 by Arbcom regarding his abuse of his User:Utgard Loki. I saw User:Bishonen using her socks and I wanted to call attention to that. I realize now that I should not have done that.

2010[edit]

Sock puppets of mine in 2010:


However, I completely deny that the following are mine:

They do not fit my pattern of editing in any of my socks. User:Zengar Zombolt goes back to July 2006 and would have been caught in the September 1, 2006 block of me. It is not possible to have socks that are not caught in a block. User:GetOutFrog was previously found to be a sock of User:Zengar Zombolt, but that archive was deleted today here.

Further, User:Ashton 29, User:Youshotandywarhol, or User:Chaele are not my sock puuppets, as is being hypothesized on the basis that they edit film articles. Although it is wrong to have sock puppets, and I recognize that, I have not vandalized articles or added poor or unsourced information. Except for the two mistaken tags noted by SandyGeorgia, my tagging of articles has been correct, if not always convenient. I have nothing to do with Arizona, don't live anywhere near Arizona, don't know anyone there and do not edit Arizona articles.

Feedback[edit]

I welcome any insights into my editing behavior.

I believe that my need to create socks is born of stress. For example, in the summer and fall of 2006 I was plagued by being attacked by particular vicious socks, my articles were deleted etc. by the sock puppets in Category:Wikipedia sockpuppets of Ekajati. The socks were discovered in Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Starwood/Evidence. See Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Starwood/Proposed decision.

mattisse (Talk) 20:24, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

I'd like to provide more feedback, but have one simple question for now: how did you create Talking image (talk · contribs) at 22:43 on 1 March, after your block? Geometry guy 21:21, 8 March 2010 (UTC)
I got a new internet service provider. Completely new. But that is not something I can do more than once. It is huge trouble and doesn't solve the problem of being blocked, as I am blocked again quickly on my new one. Creating socks is not something I do for fun. I do it out of immense frustration. I was incredibly stupid. I see that this is not a route that can continue. I am not very good at socking, as I am too predictable. —mattisse (Talk) 21:54, 8 March 2010 (UTC)
How did you manage to get a new ISP within hours of being blocked? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 21:57, 8 March 2010 (UTC)
It was something I doing anyway, for other reasons. It just happened to occur within that time frame. —mattisse (Talk) 21:59, 8 March 2010 (UTC)
Could you please explain, then, why the autoblock caught two different IP addresses on one of your new accounts? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 22:49, 8 March 2010 (UTC)
I cannot see what the addresses were, so I have no idea what was going on or how that could have happened. —mattisse (Talk) 22:58, 8 March 2010 (UTC) —mattisse (Talk) 23:23, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

Are you denying that User:Orangehead is you? Hipocrite (talk) 22:14, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

Orangehead was recognized as my granddaughter at the time. Her page was deleted because she was underage, as I recall. —mattisse (Talk) 22:17, 8 March 2010 (UTC)
Here is the request by Orangehead to have her account deleted. Otherwise, I'm not sure what the point is here. It's everyone else's fault that you've created so many socks? tedder (talk) 22:20, 8 March 2010 (UTC)
Mattisse, for our convenience, would you please state clearly which of the accounts in my sandbox were either fully or partially in control of your grandchildren? Are there any other than Orangehead? --Andy Walsh (talk) 22:51, 8 March 2010 (UTC)
I do not know from personal knowledge. I am accepting that the Check user was correct and that those accounts were mine. Does it really matter at this point? This was four years ago, and I couldn't figure it out then. I will accept responsibility for all that are said to be mine. —mattisse (Talk) 22:55, 8 March 2010 (UTC)
Do you mind my asking, is this you or a grandaughter? Fainites barleyscribs 23:01, 8 March 2010 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Well, apparently it was her, but I do not know how she comes up with that stuff. —mattisse (Talk) 23:11, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

A few missing from User:Laser brain/Sandbox LiftWaffen (talk · contribs), BlackHak (talk · contribs), Charles Rodriguez (talk · contribs) also Timmy12 (talk · contribs). Would you care to clarify. --Salix (talk): 23:06, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

LiftWaffen (talk · contribs) and BlackHak (talk · contribs) are in Laser brain's sandbox, but they are not confirmed by Check user, according to him. I am hesitant to add ones that are not Check user, as just today 5 sock puppets were added to me who are definitely not my socks, even though they went through Check user. So, now I am doubtful about the whole Check user process again. On Charles Rodriguez (talk · contribs) I would like to see what he has done wrong, as I am uncertain, given the way sock puppets are being assigned to me to "clear the drawer". Timmy12 (talk · contribs) was not a sock puppet. —mattisse (Talk) 23:23, 8 March 2010 (UTC)
Mattisse, what started out as "coming clean" has quickly devolved into evasiveness. I care less about the older ones, but I refuse to believe you are "uncertain" about whether you operated various account. Did you or did you not operate the Charles Rodriquez account? --Andy Walsh (talk) 23:29, 8 March 2010 (UTC)
I did not but I know who did. I guess I would like not to be involved in the blocking of a good faith editor, but I will accept it if necessary. I would think Wikipedia should encourage good editors, not drive off those who contribute. Disheartening. And it is unnerving that 5 new socks were added today that are categorically not my accounts. It makes me lose faith in Check user. I see that it is misused. —mattisse (Talk) 23:46, 8 March 2010 (UTC)
Mattisse, am I reading correctly that you are saying that another editor created and operated the Charles Rodriguez account, and you know who it was? That casts a damning shadow over other editors, since at least another Venezuela editor posted about having received supportive e-mail against me. If you do not come clean on that account, you are casting a shadow over several other Venezuela editors. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 00:00, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
(edit conflict) I suggested my neighbor get interested in Wikipedia as a way of getting me interested again in content. He gave it a try and chose what he edited. I do not know what that has to do with another Venezuela editor receiving supportive emails. What is the connection? I know that Steve was in email contact with him. Are you saying it is Steve? I don't get what you are saying. I don't think CR considers himself a "Venezuela editor". I certainly don't. —mattisse (Talk) 00:05, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
You are saying that Charles Rodriguez was your neighbor? And he used your computer? And he happened to choose to have a conflict with me ? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 00:07, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
I would have to look at the specifics of his editing. I did not know that he approached you and provoked you into conflict. If he did do that, then I will have another opinion of him. Is that what happened?
I would like to know who the "Venezuela editor" is who said he got supportive emails from CR. Who is it? —mattisse (Talk) 00:14, 9 March 2010 (UTC)


  • Can we put an end to this sad charade? I can clear up any uncertainty Mattisse or others may have. Charles Rodriguez (talk · contribs) was clearly Mattisse; this and this are distinctive. Orangehead (talk · contribs) was clearly Mattisse; if Mattisse didn't write this herself, I'll eat my hat. The tone, diction, thought processes, and content are clearly Mattisse's, even putting aside the technical evidence.

    It seems abundantly clear that Mattisse's continued participation here is deeply unhealthy, both for us and (probably) for her as well. Given the previous and apparently ongoing deception and evasiveness, it would be incredibly naive for us to take any statement made here at face value. Under these circumstances, we should do the same thing we should always do when faced with someone who is a poor fit for this particular collaborative project. We should firmly and politely ask them to leave, with a minimum of fuss. If they persist in creating alternate accounts, then we should block those as they are identified, again with a minimum of fuss.

    I see absolutely nothing good coming of further questioning here, and frankly the responses are increasingly depressing in their transparent evasiveness and deceitfulness. It's time to be done with this and for all of us, Mattisse included, to move on. Whether or not she does, we can at least set an example. MastCell Talk 00:21, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

Well, if Mattisse has caused me to CU innocent editors, then it's time for her to be blocked from editing her own talk page. MC, do you think I should withdraw the CU or let it ride? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 00:23, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

I strongly agree that it is necessary and desirable for everyone's sake for Mattisse to step away from the computer and from Wikipedia, under any account name, for a good long time. Newyorkbrad (talk) 00:38, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

Okay folks, move along[edit]

I think it is pretty clear where this is going, and no further comment is required or expected from anyone other than Mattisse, who may wish to identify any further alternate accounts/socks. (Not all of them have been tagged as socks of Mattisse.) Mattisse, if you need to email me about Charles Rodriguiez because, as you state, it is another editor, please do so promptly. Risker (talk) 00:36, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

I've removed Mattisse's ability to edit this page. Pursuant to MastCell's and Newyorkbrad's sentiments above, I believe our continuing to field circular queries and evasive responses to be destructive at best. Mattisse is free to e-mail Risker or other involved parties with further information. I would like suggestions on where to move User:Laser brain/Sandbox for full visibility so adjustments can be made as needed. The main purpose of the page is to aid in spotting additional socks as they become active by matching them with the patterns I've identified. --Andy Walsh (talk) 02:30, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
Under what policy are you removing Mattisse's ability to edit her own talk page? And under what policy did you remove her comments from her own talk page? A bit confuzzled, to quote someone or other. And given your plans to move evidence against her out of your own userspace, might it have been better had you asked another admin to look at whether to remove her talk page access? After all, her comments which you removed amounted to a denial of a few of the socks at issue, and does it look right that you're both building evidence against her and removing her denials? Note: I am in no way defending Mattisse. But I think there are questions of fairness here.--Wehwalt (talk) 03:38, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
Blocking policy allows for the removal of Talk page access in the case of abuse. In this case, as I explained above, the circular queries, evasive responses, and denials are an abuse of everyone's time. They have lead nowhere in the past, and they are leading nowhere now. With all due respect, this has been going on for four years. She always denies a few or all of the socks, or blames grandkids, neighbors, and so on. I am not building evidence against Mattisse. I am building a timeline and patterns analysis to assist admins in identifying future socks. It will be much simpler for the CU to be requested when editors can quickly match the socks with existing patterns. Everything on that list is a previously identified sock, most confirmed by CU, with one IP address. It's only evidence of what she's already done. She is free to email people, obviously, but I do not believe this should take up any more of the community's time. I am of course only one voice in the crowd, but I believe I have acted in the best interests of the project. --Andy Walsh (talk) 04:06, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
Your characterization of WP:BLOCK is perhaps oversimplified. It says, "This option should not be unchecked by default; editing of the user's talk page should only be disabled in the case of continued abuse of the talk page." I would hesitate to call that "continued abuse", especially since no warning was issued that there had been talk page abuse and further abuse would result in a removal of ability. I have no problem with your building the evidence and I applaud your diligence, but that goes to my point that probably you should not have been the one to block her ability to edit this page, nor do I think you were justified in removing comments which, among other things, contained a reply to an arbitrator. I'm not entirely wild about your, um, strong request to Coldplay Expert that he remove his comment on this page. The point is, I don't doubt your good faith after all this time, but I think you may have let frustration get in the way of doing things the right way. It happens. But I think people have gone to great pains to make sure Mattisse is fairly dealt with, and I'm uncertain that this helps there.--Wehwalt (talk) 04:17, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
While I can see where this whole thing is going, I do think that removing talk page access is close to 'unseemly haste'. There is no particular reason to respond to a block user's comments and removing talk page privileges unilaterally only obfuscates what, to me anyway, seems a fairly clear issue. Just my thoughts. --RegentsPark (talk) 04:21, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
Agreed. I've got no objection to the block. But the removal of talk page access was over the top. I cannot see how comments by her here, with no unblock request even, constituted "abuse" or disruption. Was anyone forced to comment here repeatedly?--Wehwalt (talk) 04:27, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
With respect, Wehwalt, perhaps your definition of abuse is oversimplified. It does not necessarily need to consist of a string of profanity and name-calling, but in this case, a deliberate and multi-faceted obfuscation of the truth: in socking, in denying the socks, in blaming sock creation on harassment and stress, in creating phantoms and family members to displace blame and create doubt. Allowing this duplicity to continue is contemptuous to those of us who have been targeted by Mattisse. She clearly needs to disengage from Wikipedia. You know this. This is not healthy, to continue a campaign of disjointed, confused aggression like this. She wasn't trying to edit a beloved topic or insert a POV, she was using these socks to harass other editors over and over. Enough is enough. Help her disengage and the rest of us try to recover. I have serious doubts if I will ever have the enthusiasm I had for this project before Mattisse targeted me. Mattisse needs some peace. She will not find it here. Christ knows I need some peace, too. I don't think I'll ever find it here again either. --Moni3 (talk) 04:35, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
(ec) Sorry, gentleman, but look at my sandbox. That's four years of abuse, warnings, blocks, unblocks, attempts at help, mentoring, then more blocks. Patterns. She hasn't been warned? Nothing will be gained by allowing these disturbing lines of inquiry and denial to continue here; things will only be lost as holes are dug ever-deeper. The arbs are aware of the full situation and they have stated they have all the information needed. They are aware that Mattisse has admitted to and denied various socks. She has channels to communicate further admissions and denials to the arbs. I believe I've done the right thing. RegentsPark, nothing is being obfuscated. The situation is abundantly clear to everyone here including the arbs. --Andy Walsh (talk) 04:37, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
I understand everyone's points here, on all sides, but seriously: mountain --> molehill. The arbs are watching this page closely, clearly haven't missed a thing (NYB was right on another issue a bit ago), Risker and NYB have both stated the arbs have what they need, so we should be thinking here about Mattisse. I think that's what Laser's action does: no good comes from her continuing to post here, it's time for her to step back for her own good, and that is the sentiment expressed by NYB. If the arbs disagreed, they would revert and unblock; let it lie. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 04:39, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

(od) Perhaps obfuscation is the wrong word. What I mean is that the situation is not effectively resolved unilaterally but needs an overt consensus. (Perhaps that will emerge if enough editors endorse laser brain's talk page access cut-off.) (Disclosure, I have received an email from Mattisse but choose not to respond directly to her.) --RegentsPark (talk) 04:55, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

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Damn....[edit]

You...kicked...one of Wikipedia's most...prominent editors...damn...ow...I missed a lot while I was out...goodbye Mattisse :( (psst get a new ip and a new account I hear they can't track em like that. And then get over this bullshit) ResMar 00:00, 28 April 2010 (UTC)


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I can't believe they kicked Mattisse out[edit]

I'm really shocked that Wikipedia would kick out such an amazing, productive editor. Mattisse has done such wonderful things for this community for YEARS. Hundreds of contributions a day and you kick her out? For what reason? I'm just shocked. Shocked and appalled. - Cyborg Ninja 02:49, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Sad to see you go like this. Wehwalt and I did everything he could. However it was just not good enough. Policy breaking or not. I do hope that make the occasional edit as an IP. Not as Matisse but as the human behind it. You cannot ban a person, just the account and any relation to it.--White Shadows you're breaking up 02:15, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

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Talk page access[edit]

Jointly from myself and Wehwalt: We are unblocking Mattisse's talk page so that she may, if she desires, propose terms on which it might be possible to reinstate her. This is in consideration of the passage of time since her block, and her work at WikiSource. An indefinite block is not an eternal block, and the community should be able to hear Mattisse should she ask for reinstatement. --Andy Walsh (talk) 15:23, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

I concur. Andy and I have done our part; the next step is squarely in Mattisse's hands, should she choose to take it (blinks) Mixed metaphor, there, I think.--Wehwalt (talk) 22:43, 4 November 2010 (UTC)
I also think this is a timely and sensible step, reopening a public channel of communication, whether it be used or not. Geometry guy 00:17, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

To the Wikipedia community[edit]

I'd like to extend my deep thanks to the admins who unblocked my talk page.

I am asking the community to consider accepting me back as an editor.

During the past months away from Wikipedia I believed I learned a lot about myself through thinking over what had occurred during my more than four years on Wikipedia. Meanwhile, I have had a rewarding and productive experience at Wikisource, where I will continue to edit regardless of what happens here.

If I am accepted back into the community, you may feel comfortable there will not be a reoccurrence of my objectionable behavior. I am very sorry for my role in what happened.

I'd like to ask community members for their thoughts on what conditions I should ask to be reinstated.

I should note that I will immediately undertake to be topic-banned from FAC and FAR, and articles and discussions related to FAC and FAR, for one year at minimum, longer if the community so desires. Further, there are certain people I intend to avoid at all costs; I hope they will do me the great favor of avoiding me as well.

I am very open to other suggestions before I file the unblock request.

Sincerely,

Mattisse

Mattisse, I believe your last block that I can find record of for sockpuppetry was June 12 (records weren't kept after that to my knowledge).

I would be interested in your feedback on these accounts, blocked on 30 September 2010 as a returning sockpuppeting editor:

SandyGeorgia (Talk) 23:58, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
Please show me evidence that these are my socks. Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Zengar Zombolt/Archive is an example of false accusations that were verified originally. My mentor on this issue is User:John Vandenberg who is a check user and able to determine whether I am using sock puppets. I go by what he says. I have assured him that I will not use sockpuppets. Obviously I am dead meat if I use socks now. —mattisse (Talk) 01:10, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
Mattisse, one of the past issues with you was that you didn't read critically when you were upset, and if you are to come back, that would have to change. I did not say they were your socks; I asked you to comment on them, and gave you the opportunity to do so calmly and either assert or deny that they are yours. You actually have done neither in the post above. I did not ask if you "will use" socks; I asked you to comment on these socks that were active less than two months ago. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 01:17, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

My worry is the number of editors who would scrutinise your every movement. On WikiSource you don't have as much history so there are less people watching you. It would be a much more pressured environment for you. Can you remain calm in these circumstances? --Salix (talk): 00:14, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

My perspective on Wikipedia is much different now. I have enjoyed immensely Wikisource where, granted, the atmosphere is much friendlier and encouraging, so my editing energies can safely go there. (I have made close to 9,000 edits there with no problems and certainly no attacks or negative feedback from editors.) I don't intend to get involved in the award culture on Wikipedia such FAC, FAR or other areas where editors are competitively vested in collecting awards. My first interest is fixing up articles that I would like to link to Wikisource articles, but are in such bad condition that I don't link. Secondly, I would create articles that are needed for explanations for Wikisource articles. I will stay away from any article that belongs to a vested editor, where an editor lists and article under articles "I wrote" or refers to "my articles" in posts. I will make it a practice to check histories for that kind of editor. Outside the FAC/FAR arena there is not much of a problem, I don't think, if any at all. I have created over 600 articles in a multitude of subjects, mostly to fill in "missing links" on Wikipedia. I will continue with low key endeavors such as that. However, at the sign of any "push back" I will simply not continue editing the article or dealing with that editor, or even editing Wikipedia for a while. Also, my misery was generated by a small group of editors. I am hoping they will be proscribed from harassing me in an Arcom settlement. —mattisse (Talk) 01:16, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
Coming back and blaming your "misery" on "a small group of editors" isn't a good start at accepting responsibility for your socking and disruption. I hope that doesn't continue, or I will question the reasoning for allowing you to entertain us again. I believe part of welcoming you back should be you accepting responsibility and recognizing the need for a different approach. I'm not seeing that-- this feels like deja vu all over again. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 01:21, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
"... there are certain people I intend to avoid at all costs; I hope they will do me the great favor of avoiding me as well." Who are these other people? Unless you name names how can they know to avoid you? What if they choose not to avoid you? How will you react then? Malleus Fatuorum 00:17, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

This was suggested by an arbcom member. The suggestion was that I make no mentions on any pages regarding these editors, and they, likewise refrain from mentioning or engaging with me. There was a small group of editors (names have been discussed with the Arb) who continually "weigh in" on anything that has to do with me, who gratuitously continued to bring up my name on their talk pages long after I was banned, etc. e.g. [18] and in one case said I got a "moistie" every time I drove an editor off of Wikipedia. These editors considerably increased the strain on me and gave me the feeling that there was a small clique/cabal of editors determined to drive me off. These names have been mentioned to the Arb and it was indicated to me may be explicitly mentioned in any resolution with ArbCon. The feeling was that "those editors know who they are." —mattisse (Talk) 01:17, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

Charles Rodriguez (talk · contribs) was not me, and my edits to Bishonen's account were obvious jokes, the kind Bishonen and others get away with all the time. The fact is that many editors have alternate accounts and are condoned. However, I understand that I am held to a higher standard than the rest. —mattisse (Talk) 01:24, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
Were ChrisCopo and Mr Unsigned not you either? They also followed me to Venezuela articles? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 01:29, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
As a followup to Malleus's question, I did not ask for ChrisCopo (talk · contribs), Charles Rodriguez (talk · contribs) or Mr. Unsigned Not worth it (talk · contribs) to follow me to Venezuela articles, nor did Bishonen ask for at least two accounts to follow her, so how will staying away from FAC and FAR help "certain people" "avoid" you? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 01:02, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
Seems to me the live fire test started about an hour ago.--Wehwalt (talk) 01:19, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
Seems to me we're seeing the same logic that we've seen before. The post at 01:17 looks like yet another rehash of selective passages from the arb case. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 01:23, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
No, I have not consulted the arb case. My recent logic is from current extensive communications with an arb. Others, including arbs, have noted, and been disturbed by, certain inappropriate behavior by an editor toward me and others. —mattisse (Talk) 01:27, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
You can resolve my concerns by commenting on the sock list above, who were active less than two months ago. Alternately, I could ask User:John Vandenberg, or User:Risker, in whose block log they appear. Obviously, I don't want to be followed to my area of editing, and I'm sure that Wehwalt is equally concerned that we not welcome back an editor until we know if there was any socking of which we may not yet be aware, and by your assurances that you will not only stay away from FAC and FAR, but also editors from your past "list". SandyGeorgia (Talk) 01:33, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
My fingers still work, Sandy, and I can "speak" for myself.--Wehwalt (talk) 01:37, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

This won't be a surprise, my commenting here. I gave the "moistie" comment and I'm still ok with it. I think this is an exceedingly bad idea, evidenced already by Mattisse's replies and blaming others for her misery. Whatever. I'm not going to comment further on this; if the community makes a very bad decision and allows her to participate, super. If she has the good sense to stay away from the articles I write and my talk page, bully for me. Mattisse, you emailed me twice while you were blocked--under sock names. Don't ever email me again. Ever. --Moni3 (talk) 01:35, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

I am disgusted by your moistie comment, Moni3. I have never posted on your talk page, to my knowledge, and never will. I kindly ask you to stay away from my talk page. Please do not post here again. —mattisse (Talk) 15:37, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

I agree with Moni3. This really is just déja vu; blaming everyone else and accepting not even the slightest responsibility. At the very least this is a rather bad start. Malleus Fatuorum 01:41, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

I'm not ready to say that yet; I'd like to see Wehwalt not stir the pot so we can get some answers and assurances. If Mattisse was socking less than two months ago, this should be quickly shut down. If she wasn't, Wehwalt stirring the pot isn't going to yield a calm discussion with Mattisse. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 01:46, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
Sandy, I shall post as I see fit. Incidentally, you were greatly concerned about Mattisse's health, as I recall, as a reason for keeping her blocked. Shouldn't you at some point enquire about it?--Wehwalt (talk) 01:48, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
"My fingers still work, Wehwalt, and I can 'speak' for myself." One thing at a time; too many edit conflicts will only frustrate Mattisse, and she has not yet answered my first question. Please stop stirring the pot-- that is not in Mattisse's best interest, and *she* can also speak for herself. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 01:57, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
Sandy, I recall they taught us in law school "Saying it don't make it so." I had posted once before you mentioned my name, to comment that Mattisse's test of how she got along with hostile users was already under way.--Wehwalt (talk) 02:02, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
Mattisse has also expressed concern about editors continuing to mention her, and that leads back to you-- many times over in recent months. Now, would you let Mattisse answer the questions or not? Edit conflicts will only frustrate. Were the Chris Copo and Mr Unsigned socks hers, what does she have to say about the sock list posted above, and will she stay away from editors on her "list"? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 02:09, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
So you think she's talking about me, rather than Moni3 and her "moistie" comment?--Wehwalt (talk) 11:57, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

Go slow and take the long-term view[edit]

I supported the reopening this talk page to create a dialog. Such a dialog is doomed if it is regarded as a way to restore Mattisse's editing rights in the immediate future. It is also doomed if editors (Mattisse included) dwell on the past.

High speed dialog, as witnessed tonight, is going to go nowhere fast. For progress to be made, Mattisse needs to acknowledge all sockpuppetry and meatpuppetry and convince the community that nothing of the kind is ongoing, nor will it happen again. She also needs to accept that the encyclopedia will not always be what she wishes it to be, and she may have to sit on her hands and bite her tongue. If there is a possibility of return, it will take time to convince the community she is ready for it.

Expecting this all to be resolved in a few days chat is unrealistic, as is immediately ruling out any possibility of return. Personally, I would consider unblocking in less than a month to be premature no matter what transpires here, and that three months would be a more realistic timescale to reach an accommodation, if one happens at all. Take it slowly folks. Raise your concerns, seek mutual understandings, compromises, etc. There is plenty of time. Geometry guy 02:17, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

Agree, and I encourage Mattisse not to be frustrated by edit conflicts and TMI, nor to feel she must respond immediately. I asked for one comment at the outset, and there is no urgency here. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 02:22, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
Perhaps, Sandy, it might be wise to defer your questions on the socks and allow checkusers to weigh in? Their view will help lend weight to one side of the other on the sockpuppetry question. Fair?--Wehwalt (talk) 02:26, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
I don't think so; it's not a difficult question, and Mattisse hasn't answered yet. Answering calmly and directly will help us all gauge how things are progressing. If you'd like to post to Risker or JvdB, that is certainly your choice. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 02:36, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
  • I would like to hear from other editors, other than those five or so ediors that are FAC related and can be expected to oppose. Since I swear to stay away from FAR and FAC (and am willing to be permanently banned from Wikipedia if I ever contribute to FAC or FAR again) I would like to hear the opinion of those not connected primarily with FAC. My FAC/FAR contributions, (FAC reviews and FAR input and improvement of articles) are over for good. What about the rest of the encyclopedia? What do editors think? (I believe I have contributed greatly to the other parts of the encyclopedia in multiple ways. I agree that I will never touch FAC or FAR again. But do others think that I should no be given a trial back? —mattisse (Talk) 02:28, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
    I am not FAC/FAR related (my contributions there are minuscule), and will be happy to comment from other perspectives in due course, but not tonight, nor will I contribute (if/when I do) with a support/oppose mentality. Geometry guy 02:43, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
Agreed, we've heard from those who were in conflict with Mattisse before. It would be nice to hear from outsiders, people who were not involved before and are not closely associated with those on either side of the conflict.--Wehwalt (talk) 11:36, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
  • I don't think this answers the question of whether you will follow us to other articles, and that won't be clear until you answer the question about Chris Copo and Mr Unsigned. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 02:36, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

Second question[edit]

Mattisse, time has elapsed, and my first query is still unanswered. The contribs of the socks in question show all the characteristics of your past editing, you have not agreed not to follow other editors to their areas of editing, it appears that Wehwalt is answering here more than you, and IMO it is not demonstrating a responsible or changed approach to your editing to wait to hear what evidence the CUs have before responding to a simple query. It is up to you to dispute the evidence that seems to indicate similarities with your editing. So, moving on ...

Rehashing old issues is not helpful. I do not know how old the "moistie" comment was or where to find it, but it is certainly old history; do you have current diffs showing that Moni3 and a small group of editors continue to make you miserable? I notice that you include an an example of your concern an inoffensive diff of mine above, but fail to include one where I defend you. I can produce an arsenal of pot-stirring diffs where Wehwalt has brought your name into other discussions unnecessarily (one sample only); if you want to move forward, I suggest providing an accurate and current summary of diffs that reflect your concerns, and that Wehwalt refrain from answering for you or further stirring the pot. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 16:51, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

Those new accounts are not my sockpuppets. The oters I was doing my best to explain before my talk page was shut down. —mattisse (Talk) 23:48, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
I am taking Geometry guy's advice that there is plenty of time, and none of us need to show that we have impulse control problems and need an answer "now!" However, to allay your concerns regarding "following you around", I have never done that, I have no history of doing that, and have no interest in "following you around." Regarding the "moistie" comment Every time another FA editor claims they're going to slow down or stop editing because of Mattisse, she gets a moistie occurred more recently than many of the incidents you are bringing up now, and the goal was apparently to perpetuate the false rumor that I had hired legal representation to deal with Wikipedia. I consider it obscene and distasteful, and it was removed from Laser brain's talk page with the edit summary "inappropriate" upon my request. —mattisse (Talk) 17:21, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
Addendum. Please bring up the "arsenal of pot-stirring diffs where Wehwalt has brought [my] name into other discussions unnecessarily". (an "arcenal" indicates meany more than a couple) over the period of many months. {Perhaps since February?) —mattisse (Talk) 17:39, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
Thank you for the diff, but 1) I fail to see how a comment made at (I believe) the same time your socks were found following me to Venezuela articles is relevant to current discussion, and 2) I asked you for new, current diffs. I will be happy to respond to your posts as soon as you respond to mine. Another issue with your past editing was deflecting issues without answering questions. One at a time-- slowly. As you answer questions to show your approach has changed, and that you are not deflecting responsibility but will answer direct questions and take responsibility for past mistakes, you may find the same courtesy returned to you. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 18:38, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
I don't understand why you are so quick at the switch, not allowing time to pass. You want answers immediately - "tap, tap, tap." I do not feel obligated to answer questions that I have answered many times previously upon your demands. I have no current diffs of "following you around" because I have never done so. Although I have followed Wikipedia operatically since I was blocked indefinitely by Laser brain, I have flowed his sandbox and the nasty remarks that he tolerated on his talk page, which had to be removed, after a long duration, upon my request of an arb. I have also come across remarks about me by the small number of editors who persist on making nasty comments or attempts to ridicule me on their talk pages and yours that have continued until recently. I could do like Andy Walsh and look through all diffs and find every equivocal one. That is not my nature. —mattisse (Talk) 18:55, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
As it appears that little has changed, and I won't be getting answers to direct questions (rather further insinuations unbacked by diffs), it appears futile to continue asking these questions. I'm unwatching this page now. Good luck with everything, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 19:31, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
I had no socks following you to Venezuelan articles. I have never followed you around. I see no reason to post diffs by the samll group or clique here who gratuitiously make fun of me on "FAC editors" talk pages. I do not spend my time reading Wikipedia now and only come across relevant diffs by chance. Please give diffs for "arsenal of pot-stirring diffs where Wehwalt has brought [my] name into other discussions unnecessarily" as you indicated above. Yes I noticed the dyk comment, but considering you made a big deal during my arbitration that I was extremely harmful and destructive to DYK, I couldn't, in all justice take that comment at face value. If you admired my work at DYK you would have noted it way before now and in much more visible ways. You accused me several times of wrecking the Major depressive article, then some time later you made a statement about how I was the one that followed the sources and made sure they were correct. You didn't say that in my arbcom, so I don't think these comments are serious when you have made such efforts to trash me and drive me away from FAC and FAR. —mattisse (Talk) 20:37, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

Comment by Wehwalt[edit]

To answer both Sandy's and Malleus's comments at once, I am not answering questions for Mattisse. That would be foolish. No one is going to support reinstating Mattisse based on my comments. She has to stand on her own. I am monitoring to see what happens. I am not her "patron" any more than Laser Brain, who unblocked this page for her, is. I am aware that some (and I say again, some) of the questioners were hostile to Mattisse before. I believe the only way she will gain support for an unblock (or rather, find an admin willing to do it) is to undergo this acid test..--Wehwalt (talk) 01:18, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

I think you have it the wrong way round. Mattisse was hostile to some of the questioners before, and is continuing with that hostility now. That's a problem. Malleus Fatuorum 01:33, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
Perhaps we could compromise and say there was at least some negative feeling on each side, and of course, Malleus, you might see it slightly differently from Matisse.--Wehwalt (talk)
I see things as they are. You might like to try it yourself one day. Malleus Fatuorum 01:49, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
What, and tamper with a system which works adequately?--Wehwalt (talk) 01:51, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

To respond at your leisure[edit]

Hi Mattisse. Please take your time in answering my query. I have been reviewing your interactions and behavior at Wikisource in an attempt to understand how you would act here if you were ever reinstated. Could you please comment on the series of interactions here? In particular, I am concerned over a number of statements that you clearly made under stress, and that repeat behavior patterns that caused you problems here. For example:

I understand from reading these that you were advised to get a "fresh start" at Wikisource, which was probably a great idea. But, these diffs show that even going to a new project and being encouraged to undertake different sorts of work, you could not avoid getting into personal conflicts, personalizing the issues, threatening to quit, and so on. These are all the same things that got you into trouble here. I don't know who Cygnis insignis is, but it seems like someone you might know on other projects and somehow you ran into them again. That they "outed" you is regrettable, but it's further evidence that it is someone you've had conflicts with in the past. This was just a month and a half ago, and indicates that you are unwilling to work quietly behind the scenes and must "get involved". --Andy Walsh (talk) 17:54, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

These posts, made within a short time span (1 day) at the beginning of my editing at Wikisource, were a conversation with one editor over the one issue of how to upload images. Although I had uploaded many images, this was the first time I tried to do so for Wikisource. I was told by John Vandenberg that this editor was difficult to get along with and to ignore him. This is the only "incident" on Wikisource.

  • Post 1 - Made in response to an editor's insistence that I upload images according to his preferences. I tried and tried. I was frustrated (Later other editors said to ignore him, and to upload images the way I was doing.)
  • Post 2 - Made in response to same editor on the same issue of uploading images; this was before the other editor told me I didn't have to do it that way.
  • Post 3 - Made in response to same editor "outing" my Wikipedia name, getting it from the Commons, when John Vandenberg suggested strongly that I use another name to avoid the nastiness of Wikipedia following me to Wikisource.
  • Post 4 - Made to same editor regarding uploading images his way, before I was told other editors did the uploading my way.
I think you are making a mountain out of a mole hill. This was one conversation on the issue of one editors preference for uploading image that was not the common method for many ediors at Wikisource. Are you serious in thinking these comments are beyond the pale for a newbie in a difficult environment? Why don't you ask editors at Wikisource whether I am a problem or not, instead of cherry picking some excerpts from my first edits to make me look bad. Wikisource is much more difficult to edit than Wikipedia and it is easy to become frustrated . However, I had long chats with John Vandenberg who explained that editor was difficult and to ignore him, and that he had a run in with the same editor recently. If threatening to leave were indicative of bad behavior, then the several "valued", "vested" editors who periodically threaten to leave, or actually do retire would be reprimanded here on Wikipedia.
I don't understand why you blocked me indefinitely on Wikipedia, since the brouhaha was originally caused by Moni3 abusing her admin tools by locking down my mentoring page. May I ask if you and Moni3 are working together? (I was told that you repeatedly had to consult Moni3 before you would unblock my talk page. It seems than neither of you are disinterested admins and you both use your admin tools against me. And I don't understand why you said you retired because I was making legal threats to you. (Isn't that the same thing as you are accusing me of {threatening to retire) on Wikisource?) That I made legal threats is clearly untrue and would be easy, I assume to trace the emails (easier that tracing sockpuppets) you said you were receiving. The "moistee" comment - that I had a sexual reaction - reinforced the legal threats comment and the legal threats comments were designed to make me look unscrupulous. Also, Moni3 claims to be getting nasty emails from me, thus my email access was shut down. I would like some proof of this. Mattisse never sent Moni3 a nasty email. And if my alleged sockpuppets did, then shutting down Mattisse email would have no effect. I was effectively isolated with no redress.
The "sandbox was a witch hunt for Mattisse socks. Heavens, if every editor that targeted Malleus were a Mattisse socke, there would be hundreds. Yes that is a criteria for a Mattisse sock. [19] - There is a witch hunt for Mattisse socks.

mattisse (Talk) 20:18, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

I hope that your patron Wehwalt will have the sense to offer you some good advice round about now, because so far this is not shaping at all well. Malleus Fatuorum 21:23, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for taking time to respond. To be clear, it was not I who blocked you indefinitely. SirFozzie applied your indefinite block for socking. --Andy Walsh (talk) 21:54, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
Would you amend the very false impression that you are presenting regarding my participating at Wikipsource. By all feedback I have received I have done extremely well. You take a dialogue with a difficult editor that occurred on one day, none of it as nasty as occurs among the FAC editors regularly. I can't understand how driving away editors from Wikipedia or Wikisource is a good thing. I have never harmed, vandalized an article, never copyvio or plagerized, yet I am worse than those that do. I have been complemented twice by SandyGeorgia inconspicuously for the excellence of my source examination, yet she trashes me at ArbCom for the very same thing. Is valuable article contribution worth much less that getting targeted by SandyGeorgia et al? Is that the priorities, that SandyGeorgia can wikibully and take a mistake from four years ago I made and build upon it to take me down now? I would like permission from SandyGeorgia to make public the emails she sent me. —mattisse (Talk) 22:17, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
I apologize if you feel I have mis-characterized your interactions on Wikisource. That was not my intent. I acknowledge that I chose just one conversation to ask you about, and didn't look for others, either positive or negative. --Andy Walsh (talk) 01:13, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Checkuser comment[edit]

I will note that most, if not all, of the accounts that were listed above are alternate accounts of Mattisse; there are others as well that have been detected and blocked in the past 6-8 months. Many of them are not specifically labeled as being her socks, in part because there continued (and continues) to be something of an unhelpful level of vigilance and interest in Mattisse's activities. (I will note particularly a sandbox that lists or listed many of the socks with significant detail. On the whole, it has been the experience of checkusers that such pages are not tremendously helpful in detecting new socks, and are more likely to keep a socking editor "interested" in Wikipedia than to have any dampening effect on socking activity.) Sadly, it seems Mattisse may be her own worst enemy; many of the accounts she has created have been helpful, but when one of them behaves in the characteristic unacceptable manner, all of the others are also detected and blocked. I will also note that email access needed to be blocked due to abuse of the Wikimedia "email this user" function in June. As the administrator who blocked Mattisse's access to this talk page earlier this year, I was consulted in advance of the change in her block to allow her to post here, and I did not (and still do not) have objections.

Perhaps this would be an opportune time to point everyone on this page to Wikipedia:Standard offer. This is an essay, not guideline or policy, but it does outline a framework by which several editors have made the successful transition back to participation in this project. Of particular note is the prohibition on sockpuppetry for an extended period. Mattisse last used a sock on September 30, 2010; this has been verified by Checkuser. As well, she continues to participate on Wikisource, where she does appear generally to be an asset to that community; the discussion noted above doesn't concern me too greatly, as it is not the first time I have heard tell of some challenges in helping new wikisourcians learn the ropes.

I do not want to derail this discussion unnecessarily, but perhaps it is somewhat premature. I'd suggest a restart of the discussion early in 2011, after Mattisse has gone three months without socking. Risker (talk) 03:14, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

This sounds like a fair deal. Mattisse, keep working on Wikisource and Commons and then come back sometime in 2011 with an unblock request. As long as you stop the socking, I see no reason why you would not be unblocked in good faith. The only thing that would keep you from fulfilling this is creating another sock. Please, whatever you do, stop editing on the English Wikipedia until this account has been unblocked. That is your best bet right now. I know that you can do this Mattisse :) SandyG and Malleus, is this a good idea? I know that you two have come into confrontation with Mattisse more than anyone else on this site and knowing where you stand on this idea would be a good thing to know. On a side note, do you (Risker), think that her talk page access could be kept open during this time period? In order to keep up communication with her on en.wiki? That way I don't need to go back and do this again. All the best,--White Shadows Your guess is as good as mine 03:27, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
Mattisse's talk page can only be blocked if she abuses her talk page. I see no sign of that.--Wehwalt (talk) 03:32, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
  • A minor correction - I did not block Mattisse's access to this talk page; that was another administrator. I had blocked access to talk pages of some of the sock accounts over time. Risker (talk) 03:44, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
Well, actually, I was correcting myself, White Shadows, no worries to your comments as they were appropriate to my initial post. :-) Risker (talk) 04:19, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
The standard offer for multiple sockpuppets is Six months, no socks at all. Considering the last confirmed socks were the end of September, I would suggest that the earliest that an unblock proposal be consdered is April 1 (and the irony of that date does not escape me). Until such time, any unblock discussion is so based on conditionals (that there's no further issues/sockpuppets/discussion on possible restrictions), that it's crystal ball gazing at best. SirFozzie (talk) 19:57, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Reply to Risker[edit]

Thank you very much for your suggestion of the Wikipedia:Standard offer, Risker, I will continue working on the Commons and on Wikisource. Neither place having had any trouble despite attempts to make it seem otherwise. I will reapply to be unblocked in 2011. —mattisse (Talk) 16:12, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

P.S. As has been mentioned before on wiki (Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Ross Perot presidential campaign, 1992/archive1) User:Xtzou was a sockpuppet of mine. He did many GA reviews, but he did not have a chance to do as many as I did. —mattisse (Talk) 16:12, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

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Request for "formal offer"[edit]

I acknowledge the the "Standard offer" is an essay and not a policy. John Vandenberg has reminded me that even with six months of excellent editing on Wikisource and no sockpuppeting or other rule breaking, I can still remain indefinitely blocked from Wikipedia unless I have a "formal offer" containing the conditions for my return. Since I have never been accused of vandalising, plagerizing, copyvio or other article violations, such conditions would most likely include the mandate that I refrain from engaging in FAC or FAR and related pages, and that I refrain from posting on those FAC editors that dislike me and visa versa. It has been suggested to be that there be a mutual ban - that they do not discuss me and I do not discuss them on talk pages. I have requested that Arbcom make a "formal offer" to me containing conditions for my return acceptable to them. —mattisse (Talk) 23:39, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

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Please stop these notices of orphaned none-free images.[edit]

I am indefinitely blocked and cannot respond to this warnings/threats/requests. Please stop. These are old images uploaded in 2006 when I was new and unaware of Image Policies. I uploaded many images in those days when I was creating articles on music, (songs, recordings and artists.) They were uploaded in good faith. Please delete all these images rather than warning me with these ugly, frightening warmings each time you find another.

Thanks --—mattisse (Talk) 08:39, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

The warnings are automated, and informative. If you don't want to read them, you dont need to. Complaining like this is unnecessary.
I checked this image, and it has been appropriately replaced with a different image. The only way this image would still be useful is if someone wrote an article about the album.
John Vandenberg (chat) 09:07, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
(after edit conflict) You could add {{bots|optout=all}} to suppress the placing of notification messages. See Template:Bots for all the options. It might not actually stop all the messages as they seem to be placed by individual editors rather than bots. Individual editors may not be aware of your block status, but other editors doing image work might not so will not know not to post on your page. --Salix (talk): 09:25, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
Thanks so much Salix alba for your kind messages. Recently an message was written on Geogre's page about the obnoxiousness of the messages and the bot/person agreed to stop doing so on his page. I am thankful for any humanity shown on these pages. Thanks again and I appreciate that you watch over me. You are a kind person. Regards, —mattisse (Talk) 15:18, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

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Still blocked?[edit]

is this user still blocked or has she been permitted back with a new name? Giacomo Returned 07:27, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

  • She is not currently blocked. Not sure what made you think she was? 50.94.116.132 (talk) 00:53, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
Mattisse remains blocked, for now.--Wehwalt (talk) 02:32, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
I agree, She is not currently editing under that account. 50.94.116.132 (talk) 02:51, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

If no one else is inclined to do this, I'll file the request tonight. Out of fairness to Mattisse, I will not see this allegation made and then brought up again should she apply for reinstatement, and by then the IPs will be stale and no CU possible. I should say that I've read the diffs posted on Giano's page and I'm not convinced there is a there there. As Giano has exercised his undoubted right to delete that thread from his talk, I've moved a copy here for use in filing the request, and until it is resolved. I will add that I think the people who think BarkingMoon is Mattisse should have the onus of making the complaint, but having made an accusation, it must be resolved. I intend this as standard procedure from here on in. We all need to know the answer, if we can get it, so we do not spend time arguing over Mattisse's reinstatement unnecessarily, and so we can see if the shouts of "wolf" are accurate this time.--Wehwalt (talk) 15:17, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Why the "more" in User:Wehwalt/More dubious claims about Mattisse? They weren't dubious the last time she denied them. [20] [21][22] Do you have a "dubious" instance (although I recognize that we no longer log her socks, per DENY). SandyGeorgia (Talk) 15:40, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
My point is not to get into an argument, but so that we all know where we stand should Mattisse ask for reinstatement. Accordingly, I've accepted your point and the copy has now been moved [23] here. I'd be personally grateful if you could let me know of any further allegations, I came on this quite by chance by triggering Baseball Bug's contributions, we've been involved in some image discussions. I think everyone should agree that if it can be resolved, it should. If you are correct, you can go back to sleep until December on Mattisse, if not, well, that's one thing we all don't have to worry about.--Wehwalt (talk) 15:49, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
Thanks-- better wording. This should be interesting (and per DENY, no, I don't plan to notify anyone every time we have to deal with Mattisse socking issues-- the page tracking her socks was deleted, and the arbs seem to think that's the best approach). SandyGeorgia (Talk) 15:52, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
As you wish, though unless it was oversighted, I could at least look at the page. Everyone seems to think BarkingMoon is their favorite blockee. Would you like to join with me on the SPI in the interests of ending the madness?--Wehwalt (talk) 15:59, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
Have had a look at BarkingMoon (talk · contribs) contributions notice how many of the edits are about bird and wildlife (Yellow-crowned Bishop, White-winged Widowbird, White-headed Buffalo Weaver, etc) have you noticed that particular interest in Mattisses edits?--Salix (talk): 16:04, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
TO both, I really don't care one way or another-- Mattisse socked virtually her entire editing career, and speculating publicly about ongoing socking just helps socks evade detection by altering their style. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 16:12, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
As you will. I had understood that Mattisse's socks were easily detectable (if they were indeed hers) as she could not remain away from certain areas of the wiki, which I did not understand to include ornithology. I will file the SPI tonight if none has been filed yet, naming both Rlevse and Mattisse as possible sockmasters, and see what comes out of the mix. I do not wish to see Mattisse, should she desire to return, have to answer to doubtful and ancient accusations.--Wehwalt (talk) 16:48, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
Do you have any reason to suppose that Mattisse wishes to return? Malleus Fatuorum 17:00, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
The answer to your question is "yes". If you desire further information, you are free to click on the "E-mail this user" link on the left column.--Wehwalt (talk) 18:00, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
No need. I've already been asked about this by another editor with whom Mattisse has been in touch, asking for my opinion. I just wondered what you'd say. Malleus Fatuorum 18:15, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
I will not pretend to be out of Parson Weems, but I do my best to be a straight shooter.--Wehwalt (talk) 18:31, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
Likewise I can can confirm a yes. She has expressed concern that users have been falsely identified as her socks Loopy48 (talk · contribs) and 74.97.209.127 (talk · contribs) and has stated they are not her socks. There first of these is an arbcom block and a second is a suspect sockpuppet identified by Sandy on the basis of a single edit.[24] The first of these is above my pay grade, but I must say Sandy should really try for better evidence before throwing accusations about.--Salix (talk): 18:27, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
<groaner> ... some people really need to get clue. Seriously! If you make a years-long career of socking, and are discovered socking dozens, scores, legions of times (I've lost count), and then complain about two alleged misses, has *anyone* learned anything here (that applies to the sockmaster and the constant defenders of the socking). Honestly, point fingers in the direction they belong-- at the enablers and the person doing the socking, not those trying to defend against it. Anyone doing that much socking who can't grok the notion that you must acknowledge the problem, rather than continue to deny and accuse, in order to change it isn't likely ready to return. It's rather ironic how a prolific sockmaster who denied dozens of proven socks gets defenders to accuse others over alleged misses that are a mere fraction of the number of socks, and it's astounding that you do so to people who were wikihounded and stalked by the socks to their own area of editing. What is utterly disgusting about the whole Mattisse affair is how much less trouble she might have found herself in if other editors didn't constantly excuse and enable the disruptive behavior, while pointing fingers at others. Shameful. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 02:25, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
That's pretty much my view as well. Some people ought to be examining their consciences. Malleus Fatuorum 02:44, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────That being said, it would be wise to go forward with the acid test. If BarkingMoon is Mattisse, I suppose I will eat crow. If he is not, I will be told a broken clock is right twice a day (an expression which would be utterly lost on the digital kids). As soon as I have more coffee in me and catch up with urgent business, I'll file the SPI.--Wehwalt (talk) 07:59, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

The root problem of course is that Matisse seems to be a very polarizing figure. For some of us she was an extremely helpful and talented editor who helped us out tremendously with our wikiprojects (like helping me get several articles to FA status) and mentored our editing. When you do that you make some friends who tend to want to help you out of scrapes. However, based on comments I have read in this place and others it appears that Matisse showed others a completely different and much less appealing face in her interactions with them. It is all very strange and sad. Rusty Cashman (talk) 08:14, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
I am sure that Mattisse will be most carefully watched should she be allowed to return. I've started the SPI.--Wehwalt (talk) 09:43, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
And then some block came along and accused you of fishing based on stale data-- so I guess you see why several of us said not to bother? Mattisse, as always, will determine her own fate, and she'll likely do that sooner/better if some of her defenders stop interceding at every turn, which is precisely what creates the "polarization" between her defenders and her "plague" victims mentioned by Rusty Cashman. There was really no need for all of this; why does Mattisse think it OK to trash talk anyone she wants all over WikiReview, yet she runs off for help every and anytime she is suspected of socking again, in spite of a what, five-year? history of socking? When you've socked that long, you will be suspected, and if you're ready to return, you have to suck it up, acknowledge that you created the suspicion with a long history of socking. The test will be if/when she ceases socking and ceases the behaviors that got her into trouble, and she clearly hasn't yet acknowledged what those behaviors were or how to walk away from them. But on the general issue, CU has limiations, and several people suggested not bothering with SPI in this case. PS, Wehwalt, you put (unappreciated) words in my mouth on that SPI-- as a general note, rather than speaking for others, it's wise to include diffs so they can speak for themselves. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 13:49, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

the road back[edit]

Hey Mattisse, I don't know you, but I know Wehwalt. Hope you are doing OK. Wiki and chat forums in general on the Internet can be strange things with the persona we take on, the banter back and forth and all that, taking on a life of its own.

(story) I pretty much behaved the way is normal on video game chat forums and pretty soon ended up permabanned or permablocked or whatever the moderators (admins) call it. Anyhow, the funny thing is they are also pretty liberal here and let people back. (Not sure I would do that if I were in charge...might get rid of both the bullyboy admins and troublemakers like me.) Anyhow...maybe not same exact situation...but...well...I have been a big misbehavor and the softies here let me back!  ;-) I pretty much had to decide not to speak my mind like I used to and take on the little admins or troll the talk page at the previously lippogramatic Gadsby (book). So...if you can get your head wrapped around a way to edit and stay away from stuff that spins you up, maybe there is hope for you too.

One little thing I do now is sometimes just let people make their little scoldings and just not reply. I don't even erase the messages on my talk page.  :) In my mind, I find that this is not really giving in to them...just move on without giving them the satisfaction (I know passive aggressive, but it's working to keep me from being repermabanned or feeling like I totally have to crawl.)

Anyhow, if you want to get back to editing, good luck, and hope you can avoid getting banned again.

TCO (reviews needed) 18:03, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

P.s. I know this is coming totally out of the blue and hope it was somehow constructive! Peace. -tco

If you want to talk, we can do it here or if this is too much drama, please go to IRC and we can set up a side channel. TCO (reviews needed) 19:36, 14 July 2011 (UTC)
Thank you very much for the words of advice, TCO. Everything you said is very reasonable. I will aim for a request for reinstatement of editing privileges in September 2011. That will be one year since my last sockpuppet. I promise to avoid FAC, FAR, and anything to do directly with Featured articles, as well as those editors with whom I have had disagreement in the past. I will never use sockpuppets again. That is a promise.
If reinstated I will continue to work with those editors like Rusty Cashman who valued my services, as he stated above. And I agree with him that it is all very strange, as I have never had a bad relationship with someone for whom I copy edited an article, save one. And for that one I received a barnstar. I have enjoyed very much the many editing relationships I have had that have resulted in FAs. Best wishes, Mattisse (talk) 23:04, 14 July 2011 (UTC)
Mattisse, I enjoyed working with you and hope to see you again at Wikipedia. Give me a call if anything becomes stressful. --Philcha (talk) 07:42, 15 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, Philcha. We did some good work together! Mattisse (talk) 15:36, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

Hey Mattisse, I hope you can get your head straight and copyedit the wiki in the future. I'm sure you are a nice lady and I feel sympathy with a fellow permablockee. It's fun to build the pages up and to interact with cool people like the Graphics Lab and all that. And I know you would get some joy out of those activities.

I know there are some strong personalities and old friends and the like onsite here. And you have had your battles with them. But would strongly urge you to move past the power struggles and make former enemies "dead to you". Think it will be better for each of you (them to get peace, and you to get control). I worry about if you are strong enough to do that. And yeah, you have to be able to do it even if "they start it".

And I know there have been lots of examples of cabals and mailing lists and socks and such from arbs and admins at this Wiki website. Really think it is better to get that out of your head though. Too much of that Review stuff is a downer, not fun Internet drama any more, but just a total turnoff to editing here and the fun aspects of content creation.

I need to request CU a couple of accounts that I'm worried might still be yours. I'm not an expert in any of this Wiki-sock stuff (really am a newbie), but I had a concern. Will apologize like crazy if I'm wrong, but I can't support a reinstatement if I have an unknown concern. (And I actually don't even care about the socking, per se, it adds content. What would bug me would be saying a year with no socks, if not true.) I hope this does not come accross as a nasty turn...but I need to check.

Peace, M-lady.

TCO (reviews needed) 21:37, 19 July 2011 (UTC) TCO (reviews needed) 21:37, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

Response to TCO[edit]

Dear TCO,

Thank you. I assure you that I am not using sockpuppets and have not used any since September 2010. Thank you for notifying me and giving me a chance to defend myself. Many times SPI's are filed against me without my knowing.

I must defend myself here since I cannot edit the SPI page.

Two were ascribed to me on January 2, one apparently based on "behavioral evidence", although I cannot find any evidence of a checkuser, so the process is not transparent. The other is a single edit from an IP in Arizona which was labeled by an editor as a "suspected" sockpuppet of me. There have been attempts in the past to link me to Arizona locations in the past. However, those are not mine.

There are many fables about me and my editing that show up in the many checkusers filed against me. I think you must be going on those false perceptions of me and my editing.

Your reasons for assuming that I am a sockpuppet seemed based on many of those false notions about me.

  • Editing on pages I work on, out of the blue after recent interaction. - I have no idea what pages you work on and I don't understand why you would think I would be motivated to edit those pages.
I have extensively copy edited 33 articles to FA status, among other extensive copy editing jobs I have done. Please check my user page before I was blocked: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Mattisse&oldid=343027325 And please check my editing history http://toolserver.org/~soxred93/pcount/index.php?name=Mattisse&lang=en&wiki=wikipedia I received many a "thank you" for my hard work. That is why Wehwalt would like me to return. He knows I work hard.
  • Including the "I am a new user be nice to me" comment on one." - Have you checked the contributions of my socks to see how many times I said that? Anyway, aren't new editors allowed to say that?
  • Timing of account creation (rough). - Do you know how many accounts are created per day? Both those accounts were created in 2009. This is now 2011.
  • For the Smarty account, lot of activity in SEP10, including a 24SEP10 edit summary reading "addicted to copy editing, giggle" - This is foolish. I would never write that. Are you talking about edits you think I made last year? All my accounts were caught in the checkuser last September. I've had many checkusers. No account as old as those two would have escaped. This does not make sense.
  • Remarks on each account indicating Bay Area life experience (not sure what Mattisse's home is): grew up in Oakland for one, other worked for Rainforest Action Network - I have never lived on Oakland, and I don't know anything about the Rainforest Action Network and certainly never worked for it. I live in Florida as must be plain to the checkusers by now.
  • Age for the Smarty account (ec says "born 1943" and Mattisse is a "grandmother") - not sure what "ec says "born 1943" means but I was not born in 1943. Anyone born in several decades, not just 1943 could be a grandmother. Starting in the 1920s and going to at least the 1970s.
  • edit summaries from the beggining of work. - that is diagnostic of me?
  • the emphasis on prose copyedit content contribution (not writing new articles or large swaths of content addition or image work) - See above I have created hundreds of articles and been a major contributor to many others.
Check my Commons account contributions http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Mattisse I have uploaded many images and fixed others. See my editing history there: http://toolserver.org/~vvv/yaec.php?user=Mattisse&wiki=commonswiki_p I have uploaded 409 images and reuploaded 91 others.
Please check my page at wikinews for articles I have written or mostly written: http://en.wikinews.org /wiki/User:Mattisse
Please see http://toolserver.org/~soxred93/pages/index.php?name=Mattisse&lang=en&wiki=wikinews&namespace=0&redirects=noredirects for the 78 articles I started from scratch since March 2011.

Your picking out "addicted to copy editing, giggle" is puzzling. I have never written anything remotely like that.

Thank you for your kind thoughts and wishes. If I should return (I have not applied to return yet and don't plan to at the moment), please give me a list of "your" articles so that I will be sure to avoid editing them.

Regards, Mattisse (talk) 17:33, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

P.S. These are the 12 overlapping edits with SmartyBoots that are suspicious enough http://toolserver.org/~betacommand/UserCompare/Mattisse.html that checkuser must ask arbcom what to do. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Mattisse
Therefore, I fear the process won't be transparent again, like User:Loopy48 and User:74.97.209.127, both attributed to me without me being allowed to see the secret evidence. In the past I challenged some that were "confirmed" as socks of mine. Because I challenged, the checkuser was checked and found to be in error.
There are no overlaps with CircleAdrian. So out of the 18,243 separate articles I edited since 2006, there are 12 that overlap with an edit by SmartyBoots.
Mattisse (talk) 18:15, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
Yes, I see that it is being kicked up to arbcom, even though I have not reapplied for a return. But it allows the evidence to be secret again. Like the last two socks attributed to me. Mattisse (talk) 20:18, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

My preference is that it is handled in the open. Arbcom can't even keep their mails straight and there is way too much buck passing on this site. The CU can just do his job like was done when Wehwalt forwarded the other false assertion.

12 articles is actually a lot of overlap when you think about how few Smarty has edited or the total on the site. I don't know if you are a math type, but it is some sort of probability calc. It's probably much more than 50%. Of course that assumes articles are randomly edited themselves, which is untrue, but still...it's not 12/18,000.

I wouldn't have even messed with this except for the comments about coming back and being clean for a year. I really don't care about the socking and would stick up for you with the mean girls. But if you are not telling the truth...

It's to your advantage for the check to be done so I hope it is. If it comes back positive, I'm going to feel sad for you since you are a nice lady and editing Wiki is fun. If it comes back negative, I will feel bad for not trusting you (but it will probably be to your benefit, to have shown that your reputation is worse than reality). And feel bad that you see new users not trusting you (I am in same position as I am suspected of trolling and incivility...except I basically admit that is a valid concern...but still my rope is tighter and I will have to live with some false spankings to take the place of things I got away with.)

Peace, babe.TCO (reviews needed) 20:30, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

Response to TCO[edit]

Well, the evidence will be secret as it has been kicked up to arbcom. Two in the past were attributed to me on the basis of secret evidence that were not me, User:Loopy48 and User:74.97.209.127, both attributed to me without me being allowed to see the secret evidence.
I really have trouble believing that you think I "followed" you to your articles. I have no idea what you edit and I have no interest in what you edit. But I think you have sealed my fate by your SPI, so you won't have to worry. You seem to have trouble believing that I am a serious editor. By the way, I have NOT applied to be reinstated to wikipedia, so the reason for kicking up to arbcom is false. Just an excuse for more secret evidence. So, thanks. If I were using sockpuppets then what is the point? The only reason you can harm me is because I am sincerely trying to return. If I were using sockpuppets, then I wouldn't be thinking of returning. I don't understand your reasoning, unless your point is that I will get farther by using sock puppets than by going straight and being honest. Mattisse (talk) 20:47, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

Glad the check was negative[edit]

Very happy that the check was negative.TCO (reviews needed) 07:32, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for being open about the SPI request[edit]

And even though the checkuser was declined, apparently secret evidence in arbcom determined it was me, although I had taken a vacation from the computer at that time so that was impossible. So I couldn't defend myself. As you can see, there are pages that don't show up on Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Mattisse.
Also, User:74.97.209.127 is considered a sockpuppet of mine because some editor decided on her own to label me as such on the basis of one IP edit from Arizona. So I appreciate very much your willingness to be open.
  • I am not aware of what "sanctions" I am under from arbcom, other than comments on my page about sockpuppeting. They have not communicated to me what those sanctions are, other than comments from Risker above that I could apply for reinstatement after 3 months and Sir Fozzie who said I could after 6 months. My arbitration did not have to do with sockpuppets. Arbcom had not finalized my mentoring agreement, when my mentoring process was shut down before it could be resolved. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Mattisse/Alerts which was in progress when an invested admin blocked me indefinitely. He has since emailed me that he regretted his actions and has left wikipedia. Another invested admin had locked down my page where I was discussing with my mentors how to set the system up so that I could not edit it.

With comments continuing the vituperation against me on wikipedia, (I noticed one on your talk page today), there isn't much chance for the the hatred against me to die down. I have requested before that editors stop making nasty undermining and humiliating comments about me on wikipedia in situations where I can't defend myself, but it is hopeless. They don't practice what they preach. They perpetuate a stereotype they have developed about me, that I would make comments they did not like. I am blamed for losing my temper, but they will not lay off mean talk about me behind my back. Risker had suggested a "no comment" policy, that is those who are against me cease their gratitudes comments at my expense. And I would agree not to comment about them. However, their vengeance continues and probably will indefinitely as some people never drop grunges. And this is a grudge match.

The last SPI against me was cause by an editor making specific accusations of sockpuppeting against me on talk pages. So a SPI was filed to investigate the specific allegations. It was false. I have not use a sockpuppet since September 2010. I have not edited on wikipedia since then. It is getting close to a year, yet to this day I am discussed.

These editors continue with their beliefs about who I do and do not dislike, based on their own fantasies and speculations. They have made me into a mythological figure, as you can see by all the tiptoeing around when my name is brought up.

They are driving away productive editors with this type of vituperation, and I am a very good copy editor, writer and article creator. So in the end, wikipedia looses. I am sure I am not the only editor treated this way and been driven off.

So thank you very much.

Regards, Mattisse (talk) 18:39, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

SirFozzie blocked you indefinitely. He's still around and is an arbitrator, to my knowledge. Laser_brain took away your talk page access; Risker (another sitting arb) reiterated all that, then Laser gave your talk page access back. (Laser brain has not left WP permanently, btw). This is all in your block log. You've misunderstood or misrepresented that above. Karanacs (talk) 18:55, 21 July 2011 (UTC)
Sorry for the mistake. Laser brain was a vested admin who originally blocked me, took away my talk page access and prevented all chance that I could work out my problems at the time. He was not disinterested.
I don't know why you think I dislike you. I wish you would stop promoting your views about me in ways that I cannot defend myself. I am requesting that you and your cohorts stop promoting your demeaning and silly stereotypes about me. I am a human being. Don't treat me like a joke or the wicked witch. Please give me a chance. Grudges should not be carried forever. It harms wikipedia.
I am glad that you and the other FAC delegate are fortunate enough to be moving into new houses in these hard times. Congratulations! Regards, Mattisse (talk) 19:07, 21 July 2011 (UTC)
P.S. Laser brain has emailed me and I believe that he regrets his role in my misfortunes. Mattisse (talk) 19:09, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Help - I am blocked and Risker told me to use this template[edit]

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I need help to make a comment on an SPI investigation - I was told to email arbcom but I have gotten no replies from the email addresses given me and I need to clear up an SPI. The SPI http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Mattisse/Archive#02_January_2011 was refused and no CU was conducted yet the sockpuppet was attributed to me anyway. I was away from the computer for several weeks at the time and did not know about the SPI until later. Also User:74.97.209.127 has been labeled as a sock puppet of mine. I would like to know where the investigation is that determined that the IP from Arizona who made 1 edit is a sock of mine. Thank you. Mattisse (talk) 19:27, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

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My request was not answered. I was told that my information would be posted on the SPI page. But this has not been done. Your suggestion that I post on the user's talk page I cannot do because I am blocked. I am blocked and Risker told me that by using this template my message (above) would be posted on the SPI page that is still open on me. Mattisse (talk) 20:02, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

For Risker[edit]

Here is the message: The SPI http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Mattisse/Archive#02_January_2011 was refused and no CU was conducted yet the sockpuppet was attributed to me anyway. I was away from the computer for several weeks at the time and did not know about the SPI until later. Also User:74.97.209.127 has been labeled as a sock puppet of mine. I would like to know where the investigation is that determined that the IP from Arizona who made 1 edit is a sock of mine. Both of these were done on January 2. There is no explanation as to why these two socks are attributed to me.Mattisse (talk) 20:12, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Could you post this on Risker's talk page with the request that she add it to the SPI? Thanks. Mattisse (talk) 20:17, 21 July 2011 (UTC)
I have alerted Risker about your message here. -- John of Reading (talk) 20:28, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

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Non-free rationale for File:Swingtime mayfield two years of torture.jpg[edit]

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Non-free rationale for File:Washboardblues whitman charmichael.JPG[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Many thanks for your great job with quality improvement at the article, Fertilisation of Orchids, both you and Philcha made a wonderful contribution to Wikipedia in the field of SCIENCE! — dave souza, talk 10:39, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

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WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre[edit]

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Hello! Now, some of you might have already received a similar message a little while ago regarding the Recruitment Centre, so if you have, there is no need to read the rest of this. This message is directed to users who have reviewed over 15 Good article nominations and are not part of WikiProject Good articles (the first message I sent out went to only WikiProject members).

So for those who haven't heard about the Recruitment Centre yet, you may be wondering why there is a Good article icon with a bunch of stars around it (to the right). The answer? WikiProject Good articles will be launching a Recruitment Centre very soon! The centre will allow all users to be taught how to review Good article nominations by experts just like you! However, in order for the Recruitment Centre to open in the first place, we need some volunteers:

  • Recruiters: The main task of a recruiter is to teach users that have never reviewed a Good article nomination how to review one. To become a recruiter, all you have to do is meet this criteria. If we don't get at least 5-10 recruiters to start off with (at the time this message was sent out, 2 recruiters have volunteered), the Recruitment Centre will not open. If interested, make sure you meet the criteria, read the process and add your name to the list of recruiters. (One of the great things about being a recruiter is that there is no set requirement of what must be taught and when. Instead, all the content found in the process section is a guideline of the main points that should be addressed during a recruitment session...you can also take an entire different approach if you wish!) If you think you will not have the time to recruit any users at this time but are still interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still add your name to the list of recruiters but just fill in the "Status" parameter with "Not Available".
  • Co-Director: The current Director for the centre is me (Dom497). Another user that would be willing to help with some of the tasks would be helpful. Tasks include making sure recruiters are doing what they should be (teaching!), making sure all recruitments are archived correctly, updating pages as needed, answering any questions, and distributing the feedback form. If interested, please contact me (Dom497).
  • Nominators, please read this: If you are not interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still help. In some cases a nominator may have an issue with an "inexperienced" editor (the recruitee) reviewing one of their nominations. To minimize the chances of this happening, if you are fine with a recruitee reviewing one of your nominations under the supervision of the recruiter, please add your name to the list at the bottom of this page. By adding your name to this list, chances are that your nomination will be reviewed more quickly as the recruitee will be asked to choose a nomination from the list of nominators that are OK with them reviewing the article.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing this program bring new reviewers to the Good article community and all the positive things it will bring along.

A message will be sent out to all recruiters regarding the date when the Recruitment Centre will open when it is determined. The message will also contain some further details to clarify things that may be a bit confusing.--Dom497 (talk)

This message was sent out by --EdwardsBot (talk) 14:59, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

Joe Redner[edit]

I ran across your comment on Joe Redner's talk page. It appears this individual is quite noteworthy. His wiki page lacks lots of details. You suggested that there were some court cases that are relevant. It seems you might be right. I just watched the documentary about him. Maybe we can be pro-active and track down the individuals that might know something about the subject matter to improve the information about him. Obviously it is our task as wikipedians to remain NPOV on this issue. Either way, happy editing, from another long term fan of the wikipedia -- jcarr Jeff Carr (talk) 10:20, 1 July 2014 (UTC)