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This is your final warning. If you continue to facilitate sock puppetry, I presume you will be considered as bad as the sockmaster. Please ameliorate your behaviour. RGloucester 17:04, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

I'll leave the SPI to the experts. Thanks, ErikHaugen (talk | contribs) 17:48, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

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I can use a simpler English if you are unable to understand why the article was at AFD. Hell in a Bucket (talk) 04:20, 29 April 2015 (UTC) This may be far too advanced but I'll try and show you a little history here. Lazada Philippines and Lazada Malaysia and yet another Lazada Vietnam which are all suprisingly or not so surprisingly owned by Tada Rocket Internet which for the most part have been written by one editor User:Thesentenceformulator. Maybe know a little history or have the decency to do something useful before you prat on about coherence. It's amazing what a person can understand if they act or research and say ask about why they did something. Hell in a Bucket (talk) 04:30, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

I understand why you brought it to AfD. I don't understand this note, though; did you expect a different outcome? ErikHaugen (talk | contribs) 16:11, 29 April 2015 (C)
No consensus is clear, my issue [[1]]. That's a pretty rough closure, I don't like saying a reason is not coherent when it has a valid background. Hell in a Bucket (talk) 19:36, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
But there is no reason to delete. None. Not even in your original filing. Nobody has presented a reason to delete. Why does it bother you that I note that fact in my closing when it was deliberate on your part? It seems relevant to explaining the close. If it bothers you, (and even if it doesn't) please stop filing AfDs when you don't even want the article deleted just to force some cleanup issue. ErikHaugen (talk | contribs) 19:51, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

If I thought it needed cleanup I'd tag it for cleanup we have a reason to delete as it would taken a rewrite to become encyclopedic its a CSD and when this was contested afd was the next step. If you don't like that rationale feel free to change community consensus but it is an recognized community reason for deletion. Hell in a Bucket (talk) 20:38, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

Usually a better course of action when a bad G11 is declined is to just remove the offending 2 sentences. WP:AFD says "If the article can be fixed through normal editing, then it is not a candidate for AfD", so no, AfD is not the next step in these cases. G11 is for flagrant cases when there's nothing salvageable and nobody has the time/desire to pursue a fix; other than that, for otherwise notable/etc subjects, there is no such "community reason" for deletion. ErikHaugen (talk | contribs) 21:14, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
[[2]] Two sentences huh? Sure a lot of rewrite there for two sentences, obviously we'll see each other at the next article afd I have no intention of leaving promotional pages uncontested when they need a rewrite. Hopefully if you feel you are unable to understand a deletion rationale you will wait for someone with that ability to understand close the thread. Hell in a Bucket (talk) 21:22, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
Are you implying that this does nothing but make the article less promotional? If not, what is your point? If so, please stop filing G11s! Anyway, if someone contests or declines your G11 in the future, I'd suggest just stubbing it out and moving on rather than wasting everyone's time with an AfD, especially when the community has rejected that kind of AfD. I have no intention of leaving promotional pages uncontested when they need a rewrite.—Excellent! Thanks for your hard work on these, ErikHaugen (talk | contribs) 21:44, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

Arbitration motion regarding Arbitration enforcement[edit]

By motion, the Arbitration Committee authorises the following injunction effective immediately:
  1. The case is to be opened forthwith and entitled "Arbitration enforcement";
  2. During the case, no user who has commented about this matter on the AN page, the AE page or the Case Requests page, may take or initiate administrative action involving any of the named parties in this case.
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In some sense I didn't really comment on this case anywhere. But whatever, it's hard to imagine me taking any administrative actions against those folks in the near future. ErikHaugen (talk | contribs) 05:27, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Change from announced time table for the Arbitration enforcement arbitration case[edit]

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Motion passed in AE arbitration case granting amnesty and rescinding previous temporary injunction[edit]

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