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User:Ohconfucius and Arbitration Enforcement[edit]

Seraphimblade, you might remember a case last year about User:Ohconfucius, who had been indefinitely topic banned from Falun Gong pages. He appealed to lift the ban in April 2014, was granted a one-year parole period, but then was brought back to the arbitration committee in June. At that time, you called attention to an anti-Falun Gong polemic in his userspace, which included attacks on several Wikipedia editors.[1] You wrote "If Ohconfucius' pattern of commenting on editors rather than edits continues or speculating on their motives, I'll be in favor of reinstating the topic ban. In that vein, Ohconfucius, I will be requesting reinstatement of the topic ban if you do not get rid of all of your userspace material on Falun Gong and leave it gone." I'd also want to notify @Floquenbeam: they raised similar concerns several months before you did.[2]

Ohconfucius deleted his userspace essay per your request. But shortly after the case closed, he simply posted a permalinked, older version of the essay to his userpage.[3] This week he restored it in its entirety[4], directly contravening your instructions.

I've filed an Arbitration Enforcement request which mentions you. I thought you might like to know, should you choose to weigh in. Best regards. TheSoundAndTheFury (talk) 20:27, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. I have every confidence in the AE admins to handle any such request as appropriate. Seraphimblade Talk to me 23:15, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 08 April 2015[edit]

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April 2015 GOCE newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors April 2015 Newsletter
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March drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's backlog-reduction drive. Of the 38 people who signed up, 18 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:28, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 15 April 2015[edit]