User talk:Dstebbins

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This blocked user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request. Other administrators may also review this block, but should not override the decision without good reason (see the blocking policy). Do not remove this unblock review while you are blocked.

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Request reason:

Listen, I have Asperger Syndrome. This means I have trouble - medical trouble - anticipating the consequences of my words and actions. While I am aware that shouting insults at someone, cursing at them, and the like are indeed personal attacks, what I did in the last one to Mythdon, I did not. I truly felt he was a troll. At that point, I was not intending to attack him, but merely inform him of his distasteful behavior. Now, you're probably wondering why you should care. Well, per the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, I am legally entitled to accommodations. Asperger Syndrome can only be accommodated by being patient with what I say. You cannot cure or even treat it. And yes, I know Wikipedia's article on Aspergers doesn't consider it a true disability, but as far as ADA law is concerned, it is.

Decline reason:

See decline reason below. — Jayron32.talk.contribs 19:06, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

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

I have notified the blocking admin of your request. --Anthony.bradbury"talk" 18:41, 19 October 2008 (UTC)


If you're not already familiar with it, please take a moment to review Wikipedia's policy on legal threats; in a nutshell, editors seriously considering, threatening, or engaging in relevant legal action are asked not to edit Wikipedia while those actions are pending. We could look into reducing the block duration, but generally things are separated into legal channels or wiki channels, not both at once. – Luna Santin (talk) 18:41, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
Indeed, we have no way to confirm that you have Asperger's syndrome, and we are not blocking you because you have it. You are blocked merely because you have disrupted the project. We have no reason to care why this is, we are only acting to stop the disruption, not because we have any feeling towards you as a person... --Jayron32.talk.contribs 18:45, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
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This blocked user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request. Other administrators may also review this block, but should not override the decision without good reason (see the blocking policy). Do not remove this unblock review while you are blocked.

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Request reason:

Okay, I've got a doctor's appointment tomorrow at 3pm CT to get some documentation for my Aspergers for a college that I'm attending. If I scan it, upload it to photobucket, and link to you that picture, so you can see the medical documentation of it, that will be legally sufficient to have my block reduced to a 24 hour block. Btw, I'm not saying you're blocking me because I have it. Disabilities are different from other protected classes, such as race or gender, where I'm only entitled to equal opportunity. Disabilities must be accommodated. For example, if a blind man goes to a restaurant and can't read the menu, the waitress must either take the time to read them the menu or bring them a menu that is written in that language that looks like dice. They can't say "We gave him the same opportunity that a person with 20/20 vision would have gotten." It doesn't work like that. Oh, also, you do have a reason to care why this is. That reason is exclusive to this case: Because you are legally required to care. Again, if my Aspergers is kicking in and I'm not telling you this in the most polite way possible, I apologize. Tomorrow, when I upload the scanned documentation, that is all that I will have to do. I've done this numerous times before, with schools and places of employment; I know perfectly well what I'm doing.

Decline reason:

You have twice said that you intend to legally force admins to unblock you. You're word, twice, "legally". Since adminsitrators of this site cannot act as legal representatives to the Wikimedia Foundation we cannot act on your request. You're ONLY recourse is to contact the foundation directly through their legal counsel, Mike Godwin, whose contact information can be found at User:MGodwin. Since no admin is qualified to respond to your unblock request, given your multiple stated intents to bring legal proceedings in this matter, there is no chance any more to be unblocked. See WP:NLT for more information. — Jayron32.talk.contribs 19:06, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

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

You do not have a legal right to edit wikipedia, however, and are not require to accommodate you at all. Your editing of it is disruptive to others, and this behavior, whatever the cause, will not be tolerated. ffm 20:11, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
As I do know something about the Autism Spectrum, which includes Aspergers Syndrome, I have to say this: the editors who are blocking you are being quite sensitive about this. On top of that, legal threats under any auspices will extend a block. If I were you, I would remove all the legal threats by using a strikethrough (<s> </s> around the comments. On your User page, I would self-identify, including a link to the Asperger's article, and include "tips" to help others interact with you. They aren't required and will not help you when the rules are broken, but it may help others adjust their interactions with you in a positive way.
On a privately-owned website on which you voluntarily became a member, you are not entitled to any form of "accomodation". However the Wiki software does already provide accomodation: there's a Preview button. There's an undo/revert ability. On top of that, you have the personal ability to apologize, which, when mixed with an undo/revert is very effective. We also have discussion pages for ANY article. You can discuss changes, and when consensus is reached, they can be performed. Lots of ability for patience and discussion.
There are many self-identifying persons with Aspergers on this site, and many whose edits I have been involved with. None have had an issue with the accomodation provided. BMW(drive) 09:16, 20 October 2008 (UTC)



Hey :)[edit]

Is this who I think it is, or just someone with a similar name? :) BOZ (talk) 04:21, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

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