User talk:Chicodoodoo

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Welcome to Wikipedia. I noticed that your username, "Chicodoodoo", may not meet Wikipedia's username policy because it uses "doodoo", a common slang term for human excrement. If you believe that your username does not violate our policy, please leave a note here explaining why. As an alternative, you may ask for a change of username, or you may simply create a new account for editing. Thank you. Daniel Case (talk) 17:13, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for your criticism of my user name (Chicodoodoo). I understand your concern, but I believe it is unfounded. The origins of the name Chicodoodoo have nothing to do with human excrement. It is an established name with a reputation of integrity and trust, and it has been my online identity for years across multiple organizations, including,,,, and many others.
I would ask to be judged on the quality of my work and not on the free associations my chosen name may produce in a particular individual's mind, which is something I cannot control. Can you imagine the same sort of criticism being applied to Dick Butkus or Dick Smothers, who are real people with real names?
Chicodoodoo (talk) 22:20, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
Your account has been blocked from editing Wikipedia with this username. This is because your username, Chicodoodoo, does not meet our username policy.

Your username is the only reason for this block. You are welcome to choose a new username (see below) and continue editing.

A username should not be promotional, related to a "real-world" group or organization, misleading, offensive or disruptive. Also, usernames may not end in the word "bot" unless the account is an approved bot account

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If you feel that you were blocked in error, you may appeal this block by adding below this notice the text {{unblock|Your reason here}}, but you should read our guide to appealing blocks first. Alexf(talk) 17:45, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
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This user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who accepted the request.

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Request reason:

Reason for the block: "Chicodoodoo" may not meet Wikipedia's username policy because it uses "doodoo", a common slang term for human excrement.
I have three points pulled directly from Wikipedia's Username Policy:

1. "Remember that blocking a new user is not actually something we want to do, it is something we do when it is needed to protect Wikipedia from harm."

What possible harm could come from the user name Chicodoodoo? That has been my online name for four years, and no one has been harmed by my name or even suggested it was distasteful (until now here). I chose Chicodoodoo in order to have a unique name that people would remember as cute and humorous. I actually had Johnny Cash's song "A Boy Named Sue" in mind when I invented the name Chicodoodoo. I wanted a silly name so that I would have to work extra hard to be taken seriously. I happen to believe in the healing power of adversity, just like Milton H. Erickson.

2. "However, users who are reluctant to register a new username and are otherwise showing a positive history of contributions to Wikipedia should be allowed to continue editing in a positive fashion and the matter should be dropped."

I will not register under a new name. My identity is firmly established from long and productive usage. I am known by this name, and I wear it proudly. It has nothing to do with "human excrement". My contributions to Wikipedia have been and will continue to be positive. The criticism against my name is essentially unjustified prejudice, and this user name block should be dropped.

3. "However, this exemption does not apply to editors who have a clearly offensive username, disruptive or vandalizing edits, or edits that show a history of problematic bias or conflict of interest."

My user name is not "clearly offensive". In my experience, no one has ever found it offensive before, and I'm the one that would have to live with an offensive name, which I would not like to do. My edits are not disruptive or vandalizing, nor do they have "a history of problematic bias or conflict of interest." Wikipedia has an opportunity to accept a valuable contributor into their midst, or Wikipedia can reject the help I am offering because my user name is perceived by a tiny minority as "ugly". Haven't we already learned that lesson from this story as children -- The Ugly Duckling?

Chicodoodoo (talk) 05:05, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Accept reason:

I've seen sillier username blocks, but not many. --jpgordon::==( o ) 05:27, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Unblocking administrator: Please check for active autoblocks on this user after accepting the unblock request.

Your submission at Articles for creation: O. E. L. "Bud" Graves (October 10)[edit]

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Your recent article submission to Articles for Creation has been reviewed! Unfortunately, it has not been accepted at this time. Please check the submission for any additional comments left by the reviewer. You are encouraged to edit the submission to address the issues raised and resubmit when they have been resolved. MatthewVanitas (talk) 00:49, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

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Hello! Chicodoodoo, I noticed your article was declined at Articles for Creation, and that can be disappointing. If you are wondering or curious about why your article submission was declined please post a question at the Articles for creation help desk. If you have any other questions about your editing experience, we'd love to help you at the Teahouse, a friendly space on Wikipedia where experienced editors lend a hand to help new editors like yourself! See you there! MatthewVanitas (talk) 00:49, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: O. E. L. "Bud" Graves has been accepted[edit]

O. E. L. "Bud" Graves, which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created.
The article has been assessed as Start-Class, which is recorded on the article's talk page. You may like to take a look at the grading scheme to see how you can improve the article.

You are more than welcome to continue making quality contributions to Wikipedia. Note that because you are a logged-in user, you can create articles yourself, and don't have to post a request. However, you may continue submitting work to Articles for Creation if you prefer.

Thank you for helping improve Wikipedia!

MatthewVanitas (talk) 20:57, 24 October 2014 (UTC)