User talk:Mudd1

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RETIRED
This user is no longer active on Wikipedia as I am no longer allowed to edit anything but this page because of weird policy decisions (see below). They won't even let me put this banner on my own user page.

Welcome!

Hello, Mudd1, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question and then place {{helpme}} after the question on your talk page. Again, welcome! 

RuakhTALK 18:44, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Welcome to WikiProject Germany[edit]

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Welcome, Mudd1, to the WikiProject Germany! Please direct any questions about the project to its talk page. If you create new articles on Germany-related topics, please list them at our announcement page and tag their talk page with our project template {{WikiProject Germany}}. A few features that you might find helpful:

  • The project's Navigation box points to most of the pages in the project that might be of use to you.
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  • We've developed a number of guidelines for names, titles, and other things to standardize our articles and make interlinking easier that you may find useful.

Here are some tasks you can do:

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me or any of the more experienced members of the project, and we'll be very happy to help you. Again, welcome, and thank you for joining this project! -- Kusma (talk) 06:24, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

May 2007 edition of the WikiProject Germany newsletter[edit]

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March 2008 edition of the WikiProject Germany newsletter[edit]

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Planetary boundaries[edit]

Hi Mudd. I hope you haven't given up on completing your image for planetary boundaries. I think with a little tweaking, it will be an excellent image and just what the article needs. Regards. --Epipelagic (talk) 16:23, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Thank you! No, I haven't given up. I wrote the first author of the paper but he hasn't replied yet. Not sure if I should mail my way through the quite long author list downwards. --Mudd1 (talk) 17:15, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

Hi,
You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:51, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Unblock Request[edit]

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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.

Mudd1 (block logactive blocksglobal blocksautoblockscontribs deleted contribscreation log change block settingsunblockfilter log)


Request reason:

I am requesting an IP address block exemption, because I'm using the internet through a VPN, which causes me to occasionally run into blocked IPs. It would therefore be helpful to exempt this account from IP blocks.

Decline reason:

IPBE is not given without a good reason for its necessity. The mere desire to use a VPN is not a good reason. Huon (talk) 00:00, 20 October 2016 (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.

File:Orologio rosso or File:Orologio verde DOT SVG (red clock or green clock icon, from Wikimedia Commons)
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.

Mudd1 (block logactive blocksglobal blocksautoblockscontribs deleted contribscreation log change block settingsunblockfilter log)


Request reason:

I have an over 10-year track record of good behavior on both the German and the English Wikipedia with thousands of valuable edits. You're telling me my desire for privacy is not reason enough to allow me to edit pages as this user even when the IP is blocked? What's the rationale here? Are you afraid I'm going to throw away 10 years of work to ... what, exactly? Vandalize Wikipedia under my real name that you can find in my photos? What's the point? Again, I don't get your argument or the scenario you're trying to prevent by upholding the block. There is no easy technical way for me to switch off my VPN just for Wikipedia. I consider using a VPN a basic right in a post-Snowden world. Now, please be so dismissive and frankly disrespectful in your next answer.

Decline reason:

In order for IPBE to be granted policy absolutely requires that two conditions are met. First, it is only granted to trusted users. Second, the editor requesting IPBE must have an exceptional need to use blocked proxies/webhosts/VPN. Although you meet the first criteria, you do not meet the second as your use of VPN is a personal choice as opposed to exceptional need. Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 18:47, 20 October 2016 (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've always defended Wikipedia against people who claimed that the site is destroying its own editor base and actively driving people away. Well, you've done a quick job of convincing me that I've been wrong. Farewell. --Mudd1 (talk) 12:10, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Mudd1. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)