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Referring to peer review

I think we should start referring to peer review articles which clearly won't make it to FA this round (i.e. numerous objections). People are rather reluctant to "vote" to refer (maybe because it sounds less harsh or critical than "object"?), so this would prevent the main FAC page from being clogged up. Thoughts? Johnleemk | Talk 17:42, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

Addendum: I have referred the ABBA and Chris Benoit FACs to peer review. Johnleemk | Talk 17:49, 14 March 2006 (UTC)
Seconded. I do that all the time. And where the nominator agrees, or gives consent by silence, but doesn't seem to know what to do about it, I also boldly do the moving myself. But, oh, look, the recommendation to refer to PR in such cases is gone from the instructions at the top of the FAC page. It was there until pretty recently. As much as I agree with keeping those instructions concise, removing that particular one is a terrible idea. Probably that's the reason people have become "reluctant"--they no longer see it as an option. I ask the person who removed the recommendation, or anybody else who can find it, to please put it back. Bishonen | ノート 18:08, 14 March 2006 (UTC).
Lo and behold, I have been reverted. Johnleemk | Talk 14:03, 15 March 2006 (UTC)
Hear ye, hear ye, you have re-reverted without responding to my attempt to discuss the matter on Wikipedia talk:Peer review. :-( Bishonen | ノート 14:19, 15 March 2006 (UTC).

Wikipedia:Peer review has some standards

A major consideration has been missed in the effrots to purge FAC of submissions that on the surface do not yet appear to be realistic candidates. Peer Review is not the appropriate place for all types of requests. As stated in the instructions for PR, requests for Pages needing attention, Requests for expansion, content disputes, or Cleanup should be sent to the locations set up for those functions. Due to the differing natures of PR and FAC, a discussion moved directly from FAC without appropriate context looks very much like a content dispute.

While I understand the desire to remove FAC submissions that don't have a snowball's chance, dumping these submissions on Peer Review without appropriate additions/changes does not seem the best way to handle the problem. Instead FAC should work towards concensus on an archiving policy that meets current needs. --Allen3 talk 15:46, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Yes, I agree, or second that, or whatever is appropriate. I actively visited peer review a few days ago, where I spent time looking through quite thoroughly and also made comments on a couple of articles. It seems to be quite a different place from FAC. In PR, some articles get almost no response (unlike the vast majority of FACs, which do), and more importantly, more general improvement suggestions are often offered (not a detailed critique based on specific FA criteria). I don't imagine everyone going to PR is grooming for an FA star. While a trip through PR can't be bad for a future FAC, moving ("dumping") a FAC on PR, especially with FAC reviews intact, seems to be more of a way to sweep away procedural FAC problems (into another WP area), than improve the article or be "kind" to the nominators. For me, that sends some kind of mixed and bureaucratic message to both reviewers and nominators: if an article comes to FAC, it should be reviewed according to the criteria by the editors on hand, with consensus fairly observed and decisions made clear when requested, and that's that. Hope that's helpful input... --Tsavage 16:27, 15 March 2006 (UTC)
My recent experience with the Mini article was that PR provided very little input - there were only two comments - both of which essentially suggested a rewrite of the introductory paragraph. Contrast that with FAC which has provided a ton of valuable copyedit type changes and a rich set of advice that would have been valuable at the PR stage, IMHO, this is the reverse of how it should be. The nit-picking and layout/linking/references advice should be given in PR - and FAQ should just be a test of whether the quality is good enough or not...essentially just an up or down vote on something that's already been nit-picked to death. Right now, what we have is two stages of peer-review - the second of which is tangled up with the voting process. The mechanism we have in place is a good one - the problem is that the super-star ace reviewers all hang out in the prestigious FAC and don't spend time in PR where their help would be most valuable. IMHO, articles should be required to go through PR before FAC and to pass out of PR via the 'two weeks with no input' rule rather than the 'article still not fixed after a month in PR' rule. Thus, any article that gets into FAC would likely be a great article already and people who just dump garbage articles into FAC would have to wait out at least two weeks in PR and actively work to resolve problems - significantly raising the barrier to people just trying for notoriety. SteveBaker 16:58, 15 March 2006 (UTC)
I agree with Allen and Tsavage. I have published a more detailed explaination of my opinion below. Cedars 00:31, 16 March 2006 (UTC)
I agree that articles should need to be on PR (i.e. I agree with SteveBaker) before being nominated. That should cut down on the number of FAC nominations considerably, all of them being ones that were never ready to begin with. I don't think it would considerably dis-encourage the active FACers that wouldn't nominate an article that wasn't at least reasonably close -- most of us wait out the two weeks on PR now, even if no comments are forthcoming, and by separating out more of the chaff from the wheat, the whole process will be quicker. Tuf-Kat 00:35, 16 March 2006 (UTC) via edit conflict with Cedars
The problem is that this may clog up peer review with the same sort of problems that FAC experiences. Nominations done more on the hope that they will be able to sneak through rather than a commitment by their submitters to improving the article. That sort of thing could cripple peer review for authors who are genuinely interested in improving their article (with or without the desire to get the article featured). Cedars 00:50, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

My opinion

I have no problem with people submitting their failed or failing FAC to peer review if they are committed to improving the article. After all improving articles is what peer review is for. But it is poor form to simply quote the FAC nomination verbatim - a mere link to the FAC nomination would be much less distracting and serve the same purpose. Equally someone else moving the nomination to peer review serves little purpose unless the person moving the article is committed to improving the article themselves. Firstly because the original submitter may not be aware of where their nomination has been moved to. And secondly because we have no evidence that the submitter would follow through with peer review's recommendations. Some people decide to have-a-shot at a FAC but are not really committed to improving the article, it is wrong of those working with FACs to simply start offloading such people on the peer review page (which is what I was referring to when I talked about dumping). Peer review's resources are limited and are much better focused towards those articles where it can make a difference (because there is an active contributor willing to work on improvements).

Peer reviewing an article is an intensive process, I would argue more-so than the FAC process. If potential submitters are genuinely interested in getting feedback on their article and are committed to improving the article they are encouraged to submit an article. But there should be no shifting of content to peer review unless the person doing the shifting is committed to improvement. Somehow, I don't believe Johnleemk was committed to improving the ABBA article - certainly he hasn't made any of the last 500 edits to the article.

Cedars 00:31, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

Thinking more about this I have to agree that moving them to PR by someone other than the nominator is not helpful. WP:PR only works when someone is motivated to impliment the suggestions given. If they are not it is a waste of time. And after a failed FAC there are plenty of suggestions that need to be implimented before another PR would be helpful. I do however support removing FACs that do not have a snowballs chance, so readding them to FAC isn't helpful either. When there are several unanimous objections, the FAC should simply be delisted and a note added to it about why and maybe additionally on the nominators talk page. - Taxman Talk 00:51, 16 March 2006 (UTC)
    • I agree the choice of moving to PR or even withdrawing from FAC needs to be that of the editor who nominated. The process its self can be fairly tough on an indiviual editor any way. To leave a FAC one day and wake up the next to find it move could be distressing to point of the editor giving up on the article. If it was me I would be more inclined to leave it nominated for a couple of days and see if I could do the necessary adjustments. Failing that I would with draw altogether then leave it alone for a couple of weeks come back refreshed edit the article then consider what the next options should be. Gnangarra 02:24, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

Peer review is too cluttered. I propose that we split it into two parts. One exclusively for articles that will be put up on FAC after a set period of time (this space should be serious: refs should be added and it should adhere to WP:WIAFA); and another for general comments and suggestions. =Nichalp «Talk»= 09:26, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

I agree with Nichalp. —Eternal Equinox | talk 23:34, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

I believe that the mechanisms of PR are OK - the problem is that there aren't enough people (or sufficient capable people) working there. How else can one explain the large number of trivial editing problems that are found in FAC even AFTER an article has been PR'ed? If things worked as they should, PR would have removed all of the little issues with articles - and FAC could address the big-picture matters such as "Does the article cover the material? Is it encyclopedic?" - and would essentially just be an up/down vote. If that system was actually working, then PR would be an almost essential thing for an article heading for FAC. The root problem is that it isn't working. Far too many trivial problems are being found in articles that have 'passed PR through no comments after 2 weeks. SteveBaker 14:13, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

I agree that the primary limiting factor for PR is reviewer participation. Page organization and maintenance concerns can be solved if enough people are willing to actively participate in the peer review process, but without reviewers a split solves nothing other than turning one large page into two or more smaller pages. The possibility of a split has been discussed before at Wikipedia talk:Peer review, but until someone come up with a way to overcome Raul's 3rd law any such plan is more likely to result in multiple peer review pages being ignored by the community instead of just the one. --Allen3 talk 17:04, 17 March 2006 (UTC)
No it won't be ignored. We have split the Reference Desk into related categories and it seems to be working perfectly fine. =Nichalp «Talk»= 16:10, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

An alternative for Good Articles

If the failing article is a good article, then I suggest it should be refered to Wikipedia:Good Article Collaboration of the week. This is a new colaboration project, to give good articles that final polish and flaw correction to turn them into featured articles. This should also plug the gap between articles that went through Peer Review, but failed a FAC. (There have been quite a lot of articles getting stuck in this gap) --Barberio 22:41, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Archiving

Isn't the last archive a little quick? I understand the discussions were long, but not even letting the current month's worth of topics stand seems a little hasty? --Tsavage 16:50, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

Think of the poor 56k people who had to load a 130kb page =). —Spangineer[es] (háblame) 23:46, 20 March 2006 (UTC)

Recommendation

If I may make a recommendation (in fact, I think I will), can we add hidden text at the top of the FAC page to remind editors, before adding, that it meets basic FAC requirements? Currently, the hidden text just says, "Add new nominations at the top of the list immediately below." However, it we added one or two more lines which said something along the lines of, "Before adding your nomination, please ensure that the article has references, incline citations, and has been given a proper copyedit for grammar and point of view. Also, you might wish to consider Peer Review as an option before listing an article below".

A lot of the nominations are by fans of a particular rock group, author, etc., and not by prior contributors to an article. As well, although the rules of what should be in a FAC is at the top of the article, I don't believe many nominators read this. We receive a lot of nominations which say "I believe this meets all featured article guidelines" and then don't have a single reference. Perhaps they'd be more likely to read this hidden text as they get ready to nominate their article, and then they could reconsider the nomination or perhaps move it to Peer Review first.

Just a long, wordy suggestion. --Ataricodfish 20:52, 20 March 2006 (UTC)

I like it. I agree that a lot of people who nominate articles are fans who think the subject "deserves" to be featured, and even though the link to the requirements is in the intro, it's obviously not being clicked by enough nominators. Adding this request in hidden text certainly wouldn't hurt. Kafziel 21:03, 20 March 2006 (UTC)

User:Eternal Equinox is banned from WP:FAC for three weeks

Crossposted to User talk:Eternal Equinox
I'm banning User:Eternal Equinox from WP:FAC for three weeks from today for bad behavior and bullying of voters on the "We Belong Together" discussion. EE, "banned" means that you mustn't nominate pages nor take part in discussions of pages you have contributed to. If you do, you can be blocked by any admin, first for 24 hours and then progressively for longer. But I hope you won't. Please instead learn something from this about the culture the community wants on FAC. Don't, when you return, try again to force articles through FAC by wearing down the opposition. You'll be welcome back if you resolve to be courteous to Oppose voters, and above all, if you change your mindset to trying to fix, and learn from, objections, rather than trying to argue them into the ground.

Remember that you'll be free to work on improving articles during those three weeks. If you wish, you may also vote support or oppose on other FACs, that you have not edited, but please make sure you don't abuse this concession in any way. If you use it to post disruptively or in bad faith on FAC, you'll be blocked. Oh, and if you try to get round any of this by using sockpuppets, you'll be in real trouble. Bishonen | ノート 21:59, 20 March 2006 (UTC).

Per Wikipedia:Vandalism, I reverted all of the edits left by anonymous editors because I felt as though they were vandals who were attempting to distort the discussion, and both edits were not to avoid the controversy surrounding the article. Both users Bcrowell and Tsavage should have edited while accessing their accounts because other registered contributers may or may not know, such as in this case, where I did not know that the actual editors had written the comments. I feel as though my edits were in good faith, and I do not feel that this message is definitely based on previous accusations of being Hollow Wilerding (which Journalist is able to back me up on). I would also appreciate it if Bishonen did not analyze my every move, which she has obviously been doing. I've notified other administrators. —Eternal Equinox | talk 22:56, 20 March 2006 (UTC)
Do you see any mention of Hollow Wilerding in my ban message? No. Do you see any mention of Tsavage or Bcrowell? No. You're the one that keeps going on about Hollow Wilerding, as if you insist on being identified with her. For my part I don't care who you are, only how you behave. Please don't, in your rebuttals of accusations I have not made, miss the actual reasons for your ban. They're important. You've been banned for bad behavior and bullying of voters, for trying to force articles through FAC by wearing down the opposition, for not trying to fix or learn from objections but instead trying to argue them into the ground, and for disrespecting the FAC culture. I'll add, though, that neither the letter nor the spirit of Wikipedia:Vandalism has any encouragement to revert people's edits because you "felt as though they were vandals". On the contrary, you're supposed to be extremely slow and cautious to assume vandalism. Bishonen | ノート 00:37, 21 March 2006 (UTC).
Ridiculous. I absolutely did not "try and force the FAC through by wearing down the opposition". Where do you get off at? How do you know this? Do you have any proof of such an accusation? Please indicate where I was bullying the voters, when I was the one being accused of voting on other FACs for poor judgement of quality and whatever else they had mentioned. "Disrespecting the FAC culture" is incredibly vague — there is a culture here that I'm not following? Could you someone please point me in the direction of a guideline because I didn't read up on such thing. The Wikipedia:Vandalism step was the most logical step to take because when IP addresses edit an FAC because the process is supposed to be concise and productive. I can't "assume" that they are the editors expanding their votes; this is why we have registered accounts. Again, I believe that you've conducted such an action due to your belief of my true identity and will continue to stand by what I believe until you refrain from spreading the rumours. Apparently the entire family (which likely includes other whom I have not been acquainted with) are also aware of the situation. Why do you persist in following me? If I was not related to Hollow Wlerding in even the most vague way, I believe that you would not have conducted such a confusing action. We are all humans on Wikipedia, all the same users editing the same articles, and there is nothing that I acknowledge of which I did incorrectly by breaking any "culture" or "standards". —Eternal Equinox | talk 03:06, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Well, that's the problem when the FAC subject matter deals with fandom; you'll get the most ardent support and the most ardent tearing down of opposition, whether attacking the objector or the objection. I took a cursory reading of the FAC, and all I can say is that Eternal is trying very hard to tear down any opposition while addressing the issues very minimally. That being said, however, I think banning for three weeks is too drastic, maybe a few days or a reprimand is enough, just as a warning to fancruft. And plus, bishonen, if you think he's rude, considering reading Bulbasaur FAC a few weeks ago, in which the supporters did exactly what the supporters here did: wearing and tearing down the opposition while addressing the issues minimally. The objectors were called "preposterious," "ridiculous," and one was threatened to be called names (which is equivalent to calling names actually) Temporary account 03:29, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
Temporary account, I don't profess to follow all the nominations; I haven't been following Bulbasaur. If people who have been doing that have seen behavior as bad and as persistent as on We Belong Together (and, note, on previous nominations by the same users), from editors who have been extended this much patience by Raul and the community, then they might want to try to initiate action, the way I've done.
About the three weeks, I'm glad you brought it up: it sounds long, and being banned for three weeks from contributing to say an article would be long: but consider the contribution pattern to FAC, with normally some weeks between each nomination. Indeed, EE's first response to me implied that a mere three weeks wouldn't even inconvenience her![1] It's this contribution pattern I was thinking of when I made it three weeks—I agree that a few days would have been the way to go if it had been a question of banning from an article, or, say, WP:ANI. Bishonen | ノート 09:28, 21 March 2006 (UTC).
Well, for my part, I have not been trying to wear anyone down on any FAC in which I participate. If I raise objections, I expect to see them addressed or reasons given why they are not valid; if someone raises objections with which I disagree, I may point out why I think the objections are not valid. But the recent trend towards long-drawn-out debates on FAC over contentious nominations have not, to my mind, been entirely satisfactory, particularly the increase in ad hominem attacks on objectors or people who comment on objections. All we need is "this is why I am objecting" and "this is why I think you are right/wrong". I hope the short summary that I added to the top of the Bulbasaur FAC was helpful as way of crystallising the points of contention in a neutral manner (perhaps this would be a helpful approach for other contentious FACs?). -- ALoan (Talk) 11:21, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
The behavior in this case was outrageous, so I'm fine with the three weeks after thinking about it. Good faith edits are never vandalism, so reverting them is not right, even moreso given it should have been obvious who was making the comments. Beyond that we should have civility and cooperation, not this type of brow beating. - Taxman Talk 13:06, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

How on earth can Bish just decide this herself? I don't agree with it. If EE would like to nominate any other articles for FAC, or express anything about a nom (replying to a vote, for instance, or notifying voters of some change in the article), I would be happy to act as a proxy for that if he or she would like. Everyking 14:19, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

I'm not sure why you would try to defend EE's actions (or if you really are I guess), but acting as a proxy would be perfectly acceptable since you likely wouldn't have the same emotional investment in the issue and could keep the discussion civil and productive. - Taxman Talk 15:15, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
Per Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Everyking 3, "Everyking is prohibited from making comments on non-editorial actions taken by other administrators other than on the administrator's talk page, a Request for comment, or a Request for arbitration." I have removed his violation of this ruling above. —Bunchofgrapes (talk) 15:43, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
[Restoring Everyking's post.) Oh, leave that one post from Everyking, Bunchofgrapes, please. I'm not suggesting it as precedent, but it's a question others may wonder about too, and Taxman's reply looks naked without it. I'd like to reply too. I want to make it clear that it's not acceptable for Everyking to act as a proxy for a banned user by piggybacking his edits into FAC. I'd consider that very disruptive. Secondly, I think I probably could have tentatively decided this myself, in the sense that if the community disapproved, it would be reversed by general outcry. Temperamentally, though, I don't operate quite that boldly; I did check first whether Raul would back me up. He will. Bishonen | ノート 16:03, 21 March 2006 (UTC).
The user is not, in my opinion, actually banned from anything. A ban from FAC would require a general agreement on the part of the community or a decision from the ArbCom. So I think this "ban" is more like a kind of bullying than anything legitimate. I would not want to help anybody violate a legitimate ban, but I have no problem helping someone outmanoever some bullying. Everyking 19:39, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
In light of recent events, I would like to withdraw this offer, along with the accusation of bullying, and distance myself from this discussion as much as possible. Everyking 13:39, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
Thank you, and muchly Everyking. It is users like yourself who at least attempt analyzing the situation that make me want to continue editing on this website. Bishonen and every other user who has responded to this section of FAC talk has failed to answer each of my questions, however, which I'm finding to be a trend on Wikipedia (especially with administrators).
  1. What is the "FAC culture"? I have not heard of this and would appreciate it if I was directed to a policy/guideline page.
  2. Once again, please prove that I had attempted to "disrupt the FAC process by tearing down the opposition for the FAC to pass through" — that sentence is directly inserting words into my mouth and filled with assumption. How do you know this? Are you physic and capable of reading my brain? No. I was trying to compromise the opposition by disagreeing with them and mentioning how they were either essential or irrelevant to the article. This is by no means tearing down the opposition.
  3. If you are convinced that I did something incorrectly, you Bishonen have currently not told me what it was. You're telling me to come here and read the message you left and to improve my behaviour once the three weeks expires. I read it over but believe that I did not violate any "culture" that is concerned with the FAC. I cannot be expected to "improve my behaviour" if I do not know what I did that was inappropriate. This means that I may conduct the same errors in the future, so you should post what you believe was not right. If not, then this ban is illogical.
  4. I'm sorry if this sounds a bit demanding, but I do not expect to be referred to as "female" when I am male. I'm sure you would be upset if your gender was mistakened. Just to let everybody know, I am male.
I would like answers to these questions, which have primarily been ignored. —Eternal Equinox | talk 20:47, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Everyking, I now regret restoring your comment that Bunchofgrapes had very properly removed as being a violation of Everyking 3, since you immediately started to encroach further on the strength on it. When will I ever learn, eh? You must have missed where I said "I'm not suggesting it as precedent". By repeatedly attacking my actions on this page you're repeatedly violating the arbcom remedy that BofG quotes. As for you, EE, no, I'm not going to be sucked into the black hole of your ruleslawyering. The mistake Opposers on FAC have been making is that they've been spending the best years of their lives trying to deal with just the kind of bad-faith questions that your post above exemplifies, but that's not going to happen with me. I'm sorry you wouldn't notice the FAC culture if it jumped up and bit you on the ass—that you understand the notion of a culture so little that you ask to be directed to a policy/guideline page for it! I'm sorry I referred to you as female, it was unintentional; I do believe you're male. For my part, I resent having the garbled "quote" "disrupt the FAC process by tearing down the opposition for the FAC to pass through" put into my mouth; that's your English, not mine. My gender gets mistaken all the time and I don't give a piss. Bishonen | ノート 22:32, 21 March 2006 (UTC).

Comment My, my. Here and elsewhere in the roving "reprimands" department, I sense a lot of self-righteousness and even relish in punishing people, which, whether they "deserve" it or not, makes me leary of the punishers as well. As the recipient of a good portion of "wearing down" from EE on "We Belong...", I'm not so much concerned with that approach, but with the management of such extended reviews. I've frequently suggested simply keeping the nom periods down. If the FAC Director can decide in favor of Bulbasaur, then the Director can also be bold enough to decide that objections aren't being addressed and "wearing down" is occurring, and close a FAC after a couple of weeks. Instead, "we" (the "community"?) turn on an individual and act as if that user is the entire problem. I really have no issue with the wearing down per se: vigorous, unconstrained debate is good, as long as the process it occurs in can manage it. Bcrowell had cause to be upset: in that instance, "rules" (WP:Vandalism) were being maybe bent to remove his follow-ups, perhaps EE should have asked for an IP check to see if it really was Bcrowell, or a wiser observer who has that power (admins?) could've initiated a check. But silencing people for at best borderline "bad behavior" in a process of rendering judgement (aka FAC) seems like not a good way to keep things "fair" and "objective" and all sides represented... --Tsavage 00:14, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

I just find this all very unusual. I am not attempting to create a blackhole to suck people into. I am simply interested in why I was banned from FAC when I find my actions very appropriate. When I was still an anonymous contributer to Wikipedia (before reading the policies and/or guidelines), I intended to tidy the writing on Talk:The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker so that the reading would become easier (this is my edit). However, I was later reverted by Pagrashtak, where he wrote in his edit summary: "Rv - don't edit other user's comments". This lead me to believe that others were not allowed to edit comments posted by previous users, whether they access registered accounts or anonymous IPs. Also, once again, I don't feel the need to comply with this ban considering my "the kind of bad-faith questions" (as quoted by Bishonen) were unanswered — how am I supposed to know what I did wrong? What can I do to avoid it? This situation makes me feel as though she was bored and had to do something to keep herself active in the community. Of course I am upset, and I do give a piss about my gender because I am not Hollow Wilerding, which would not make me female. Honestly though, are you allowed to just go ahead and initiate such a ban? There should be a community vote or something, mainly because I'm not so sure if I can trust your intentions. There are many questions processing through my head right now; did you do this just to prove the point that you "know I am HW"? Are you doing this just to irritate me?
I never had an active role in the Bulbasaur FAC, so I ask of other users not to compare me to its promotion. I merely supported its nomination. —Eternal Equinox | talk 00:32, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
Bringing my name into this, huh? I had forgotten about the edit you made under the IP address 64.231.179.130 that you refer to above. That's the IP address that claimed that the Toronto library was going to prevent its computers from editing Wikipedia for two weeks until February 6 due to Hollow Wilerding, right? The IP address you used before you left me this message on January 31 presumably from the library? Correct me if I'm wrong.
No, you're wrong. I registered this account at the Toronto Public Library, which differs from the reference library. The public library is composed of 192 IP addresses. Since it had not been blocked from editing Wikipedia, I was able to make a few edits there before logging off and waiting until the block expired on the reference library. Check my earliest contributions for evidence. —Eternal Equinox | talk 13:40, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
That Hollow Wilerding sure is a strange person. I'm curious, as I've never been to a Canadian library before: how did you become aware of her dealings on Wikipedia that apparently led to her banishment from your library system? It seems the Canadian libraries are far more advanced than the American libraries I'm used to. Why do you suppose she asked you, a library volunteer for Everyking's email address anyways? You're awfully charitable, taking the time to find out what Wikipedia was, who Everyking was, and agreeing to help Hollow obtain his email. Canadian library volunteers are apparently more helpful than their American counterparts also; I'd be hard-pressed to find a library volunteer around here willing to provide me with that level of service. Pagrashtak 04:29, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
Careful, Pagrashtak, it may violate Wikipedia policies to not actually be as gullible as others think you should be ;-) —Bunchofgrapes (talk) 05:20, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
I was not intentionally bringing your name into this discussion; it just so happens that we had a similar incident to that of this one. No, I never asked Everyking for his email address, but if there is a post on his talk page from the reference library, then it may have been another person. —Eternal Equinox | talk 13:37, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

Tsavage, if you have the time to, could you please resubmit your objections on Talk:We Belong Together? If this is a waste of time for you, then of course you don't need to comply as it is only a request. I'm going to attempt to compromise what you believe does not make the article featured status-worthy. Thanks! I've also posted this on your talk page. —Eternal Equinox | talk 00:35, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

Sorry, I might like to, but I think I'm urgently needed at "I Believe in You". Actually, I'm phasing out of the fun and games at FAC, and into my spring and summer growing season, which doesn't happen online. But if It appears again, and I'm around, I'll certainly try and participate. --Tsavage 03:04, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

Would anyone like to answer my questions? One does not get banned from a nightclub and then the reasons behind the banning remain unclear. One does not get arrested for "no reason". Therefore, this ban and Bishonen's consistent avoiding of my questions makes no sense whatsoever. I would like answers or I'm afraid I'll have to look elsewhere. —Eternal Equinox | talk 13:37, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

You know what? Truth be told, I don't understand why we both have to be so stubborn. I know that you're just infuriated with me because you still believe I'm Hollow Wilerding, and I'm just being stubborn because I dislike these accusations. We really need to refrain from being so dark-blooded. Perhaps we should make a friendly approach instead of causing controversy everywhere we go. It's good that you're an administrator, actually, since you're not a fainthearted person and will block someone when they're disruptive; however, sometimes (not always) I think you should do it in a nicer manner. Why don't we accomplish something? I will comply with your "ban" as long as you don't put me out of place, insult me, or purposely refer to me as female. Ignorance is not the key, and I know that I've probably violated civility already, so I should be ashamed. But really, there's no reason for screaming, and I will continue to stand on the grounds of telling me what I did wrong on FAC. I can't correct what I don't know. I could make the same mistakes next time without being aware of the circumstances and I'll be blocked all over again, which would definitely leave me perplexed. Is there a particular article you're working on? Do you want help? Should I assist you? Perhaps I could use some help? I'm not sure. Remember, this is an encyclopedia built to develop history — there is no reason why people should be making enemies. It isn't like we're ever going to meet each other personally and communicate through satillites (spelling?). Do me the favour complying with these words I write so that a pointless conundrum is not refueled in the future. Another thing, however, I still believe the admins who agree with this ban are clearly agreeing with it by bad-faith. Otherwise, there is no reason why we should be breaking the rules. —Eternal Equinox | talk 03:09, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

Could you please move this discussion to an RFC page or your respective talk pages. Its getting more personal and less to do with the FAC page. Regards, =Nichalp «Talk»= 08:40, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

I honestly and sincerely disagree that this is not a FAC issue. I agree it seems to have gotten personal, but in the end, what we're doing here is personal, and a critical process is only as good as the people maintaining it. While I think EE's "wearing down" is not a constructive FAC approach, getting banned because of FAC behavior is a classic slippery slope. What exactly is the ban based on, reverting text appended to FAC review comments by a user identified only as an IP number? Or was that the tipping point, and the punishment is for that plus "wearing down"? Or a post-Bulbasaur frustration with "pop articles"? As someone who has often been alone and quite wordy and pointed in pursuing long noms, I can't help but feel somewhat in the same general neighborhood as EE. I have been called by some "the punisher", "threatened" in so many words with banning, and so forth for FAC activities (look at comments on "both sides" on my user page). Should I be banned as well? Why don't more editors reading this stuff speak up, put it on record, and then archive it...? Being left to twist, faced by...silence, is about the worst thing a group can do to a member, whether it's in a ban or in a FAC decision. Simple efficiency of "moving on" has its place, but I'd think not so much with basic issues like review style in a forum for the cutting edge of WP quality... --Tsavage 14:52, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
You were never banned because you weren't accused of being someone you aren't. However, since Bishonen believes that I am Hollow Wilerding, despite an administrator who has personally met me (she thinks I hacked his account somehow), to irritate me she has taken the step by enforcing this ban. But I no longer care and will sit out the next two weeks and four-or-five-days. Yet if she continues to follow me around, different actions will have to be pursued. Yes, Tsavage, continue to be the way that you are on WP:FAC as you currently are, because there is nothing wrong with it, even if you're in the minority. After all, even though we attempt NPOV, everyone indeed has their own POV. —Eternal Equinox | talk 20:56, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
I think you hacked User:Journalist's account? What utter rubbish. I most certainly do not think that. Bishonen | ノート 21:33, 23 March 2006 (UTC).
I don't delete my e-mails, you know. Although you may be correct, in a sense. I believe you said "somehow accessed". Excuse my wording. —Eternal Equinox | talk 21:43, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

User:Eternal Equinox has been unbanned

After some off-site discussion between me and User:Eternal Equinox, we have come to a private agreement whereby he's now unbanned. As far as I'm concerned, he's free to use WP:FAC like anybody else, and is welcome back. Bishonen | ノート 22:07, 23 March 2006 (UTC).

Thank you. I'll remember to keep my hands clean. —Eternal Equinox | talk 22:27, 23 March 2006 (UTC)