User talk:Rationalobserver

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RETIRED
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Now that Sarah is trying to get me topic banned from GAN and FAC ([1]) (and throwing around yet another empty socking allegation), I've decided that the best solution here is for me to retire. The clique that wants me gone won't ever stop, and nobody will ever have the courage to stop them. I'm deeply sad for Wikipedia, but this isn't my fight. Good luck! RO(talk) 17:07, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

One way interaction ban[edit]

If you refer, anywhere, directly or indirectly, to Godot13, you will be blocked indefinitely, with talk page access removed. Retire if you want to retire, stay if you want to stay (if the ANI thread allows you to), but you're finished talking about Godot13. --Floquenbeam (talk) 19:42, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

The very basis of the An/I is that I made baseless claims and assumptions, and now you are making it impossible for me to address that accusation. RO(talk) 19:44, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
If you want to think about it that way, that's OK with me. --Floquenbeam (talk) 19:44, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
He lied about me though, and you are making it impossible for me to address his accusations. RO(talk) 19:45, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
  • 28bytes, Floq just made it impossible for me to defend myself against the ongoing An/I. RO(talk) 19:46, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
  • RO: it's worth remembering that the Wikicup is pretty much just an on-wiki contest for imaginary points; the purpose of the Wikicup to begin with is just to result in Wikipedia having better content, there's no actual award. It's not something worth stressing over, and even if you disagree with the contest's rules, well, it's still a contest for imaginary points ;). It also doesn't stop you from participating in the AN/I thread as a whole. Kevin Gorman (talk) 19:53, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
This isn't really about the Wikicup, which I don't care about. There were lies used to form the basis of that An/I, and now they cannot be addressed. I was not wrong and my assumptions were not unfounded or baseless, so the very title of that report is a lie. Doesn't that matter? RO(talk) 19:55, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
No, seriously, the post above is an indirect mention. Email Kevin (if he's willing) if you want to follow this line of discussion. --Floquenbeam (talk) 20:11, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Blocked[edit]

I have blocked you indefinitely in relation to material which has been oversighted. This block is made in my capacity as an oversighter, and is not subject to public review. If you wish to discuss or appeal this block, please email me personally (Special:EmailUser/HJ Mitchell, hjmitchell at ymail dot com), the functionaries mailing list (functionaries-en at lists.wikimedia.org), or the Arbitration Committee. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 20:29, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2016 is just around the corner...[edit]

Hello everyone, and we would like to wish you all a happy holiday season. As you will probably already know, the 2016 WikiCup begins in the new year; there is still time to sign up. There are some changes we'd like to announce before the competition begins.

After two years of serving as WikiCup judge, User:Miyagawa has stepped down as judge. He deserves great thanks and recognition for his dedication and hard work, and for providing necessary transition for a new group of judges in last year's Cup. Joining Christine (User:Figureskatingfan) and Jason (User:Sturmvogel 66) is Andrew (User:Godot13), a very successful WikiCup competitor and expert in Featured Pictures; he won the two previous competitions. This is a strong judging team, and we anticipate lots of enjoyment and good work coming from our 2016 competitors.

We would also like to announce one change in how this year's WikiCup will be run. In the spirit of sportsmanship, Godot13 and Cwmhiraeth have chosen to limit their participation. See here for the announcement and a complete explanation of why. They and the judges feel that it will make for a more exciting, enjoyable, and productive competition.

The discussions/polls concerning the next competition's rules will be closed soon, and rules changes will be made clear on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring and talk pages. The judges are committed to not repeating the confusion that occurred last year and to ensuring that the new rules are both fair and in the best interests of the competition, which is, first and foremost, about improving Wikipedia.

If you have any questions or concerns, the judges can be reached on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, on their talk pages, or by email. We hope you will all join us in trying to make the 2015 WikiCup the most productive and enjoyable yet. You are receiving this message because you are listed on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Figureskatingfan (talk), and Godot13 (talk).--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

Arbitration enforcement 2 case closed[edit]

You are receiving this message because you are a party or offered a preliminary statement and/or evidence in the Arbitration enforcement 2 case. This is a one-time message.

The Arbitration enforcement 2 arbitration case (t) (ev / t) (w / t) (pd / t) has been closed, and the following remedies have been enacted:

1.1) The Arbitration Committee confirms the sanctions imposed on Eric Corbett as a result of the Interactions at GGTF case, but mandates that all enforcement requests relating to them be filed at arbitration enforcement and be kept open for at least 24 hours.

3) For his breaches of the standards of conduct expected of editors and administrators, Black Kite is admonished.

6) The community is reminded that discretionary sanctions have been authorised for any page relating to or any edit about: (i) the Gender Gap Task Force; (ii) the gender disparity among Wikipedians; and (iii) any process or discussion relating to these topics, all broadly construed.

For the Arbitration Committee, Kharkiv07 (T) 02:41, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

Discuss this at: Wikipedia talk:Arbitration Committee/Noticeboard#Arbitration enforcement 2 case closed

Happy New Year, Rationalobserver![edit]

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WikiCup 2016: Game On![edit]

We are about to enter the second week of the 2016 WikiCup. The most recent player to sign up brings the current total to 101 contestants. Signups close on 5 February. If you’re interested, you can join this year's WikiCup here.

We are aware that in some areas the scoring bot’s numbers are a little bit off (i.e., overly generous) and are working to have that corrected as soon as possible.--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:03, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

WikiCup 2016: Game On![edit]

We are about to enter the second week of the 2016 WikiCup. The most recent player to sign up brings the current total to 101 contestants. Signups close on 5 February. If you’re interested, you can join this year's WikiCup here.

We are aware that in some areas the scoring bot’s numbers are a little bit off (i.e., overly generous) and are working to have that corrected as soon as possible.--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:07, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 March newsletter[edit]

One of Adam Cuerden’s several quality restorations during round 1

That's it, the first round is done, sign-ups are closed and we're into round 2. Forty-seven competitors move into this round (a bit shy of the expected 64), and we are roughly broken into eight groups of six. The top two of each group will go through to round 3, and then the top scoring 16 "wildcards" across all groups.

Twenty-two Good Articles were submitted, including three by Connecticut Cyclonebiskit (submissions), and two each by Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions), Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions), Florida 12george1 (submissions), and New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions). Twenty-one Featured Pictures were claimed, including 17 by There's always time for skeletons Adam Cuerden (submissions) (the Round 1 high scorer). Thirty-one contestants saw their DYKs appear on the main page, with a commanding lead (28) by Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions). Twenty-nine participants conducted GA reviews with Lancashire J Milburn (submissions) completing nine.

If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Thanks to everyone for participating, and good luck to those moving into round 2. Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), and Godot13 (talk · contribs · email) --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:38, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

WikiCup 2016 March newsletter (update)[edit]

Along with getting the year wrong in the newsletter that went out earlier this week, we did not mention (as the bot did not report) that New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions) claimed the first Featured Article Persoonia terminalis of the 2016 Wikicup. Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), and Godot13 (talk · contribs · email).--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:05, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

Email[edit]

I'm not a fan of the YGM template, so here is the prose version: Have sent you an email. -- Euryalus (talk) 09:27, 31 March 2016 (UTC)