User talk:Sacredsea

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Hello, Sacredsea, 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:

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Your "Investigation" paragraph at 2013 Patna bombings was one fine piece of prose! Thanks for your edits. TheOriginalSoni (talk) 14:42, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

September 2015[edit]

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You have been blocked from editing for a period of 24 hours for edit warring, as you did at Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha. Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make useful contributions. If you think there are good reasons why you should be unblocked, you may appeal this block by first reading the guide to appealing blocks, then adding the following text below this notice: {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}}.

During a dispute, you should first try to discuss controversial changes and seek consensus. If that proves unsuccessful, you are encouraged to seek dispute resolution, and in some cases it may be appropriate to request page protection.  Bbb23 (talk) 20:58, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

@Bbb23:I don't mind a 24 hour block if User:Bbb23 wishes to block me. However, User:Bbb23's advice upon the block was for me to first try to discuss on the talk page and seek consensus. My confusion is that it was talk page discussion and consensus building that I was seeking that seems to have led to this block. To wit, an ongoing talk page discussion had led to a general consensus on this point after considerable detailed discussions. Another user made changes without developing consensus on the talk page, so today I brought the article back to the antebellum status quo and asked them to engage in discussion and consensus building on the talk page, with an explanation of my position. They reverted in opposition of the consensus, so I again pointed out the importance of discussion and seeking consensus on the talk page and reverted again with further explanation of the existing consensus. I made sure not to revert three times in 24-hours (although it was admittedly three times in a span of 6 days, which I thought that was acceptable given that the reason for reverting was to get the user to engage in consensus building on the talk page). I try to follow wikipedia policy in letter and spirit to the best of my understanding, and this is the first time I have been blocked, while trying to do that. So, if this is a good enough reason to be unblocked I would appreciate it, otherwise, I will accept the block and hope for someone to explain in detail how I subverted wikipedia policy and was blocked by seeking consensus before controversial edits are accepted.Sacredsea (talk) 22:04, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

What is one user's consensus is not necessarily another's. I locked the article. Swamiblue restored his version after the lock expired. Then you edit-warred with him. I've blocked Swamiblue for two months because of his history. I blocked you for only 24 hours because it's a first offense. Edit-warring is not the right way to enforce a perceived consensus. One way of handling it was to notify me or another administrator of Swamiblue's first edit after the expiration of the lock. Once you revert, you're stuck because now you too have restored your version. Another way of handling it would be to bring to a noticeboard such as ANI or even AN3 because of the conduct. I hope that is understandable to you, even if you don't necessarily agree with it. It's an administrative decision that I felt compelled to make.--Bbb23 (talk) 22:15, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
I agree with the handling of the situation and respect the administrative decision. It is also good to know that I could have just alerted an admin after Swamiblue's first edit, which would have been much easier and less time consuming than the whole trying to engage in discussion-reversion route. I appreciate the explanation. Sacredsea (talk) 22:49, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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) 14:28, 24 November 2015 (UTC)