User talk:Sproat

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Hello Sproat! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions to this free encyclopedia. If you decide that you need help, check out Getting Help below, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by clicking Button sig.png or using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field. Below are some useful links to facilitate your involvement. Happy editing!  Netsnipe  ►  04:38, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
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List of linguists[edit]

We have come to the agreement to only keep those linguists in the List of linguists article, that have an article on their own. This is to avoid people adding too many non-notable linguists and Linguistics docents from their universities. Sproat (might that be yourself?) doesn't have an article yet... so the only reason to keep him/you in the list is to write an article about him. You can do that yourself, of course. Even a stub will do. I'm slowly cleaning up the entire list taking out the redlinks and providing some more info (birth/death years, nationality and subjects), that takes quite some time and is the reason why there are still many "redlinkvists" in the list. Hope you understand. — N-true 15:13, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

I was under the impression that I was not allowed to add an article for myself: the guidelines seem to be quite specific on that point. Does what you are saying imply that I am allowed to add a stub?
For the record, I am certainly not "non notable", but of course there is no reason why you should accept that coming from me. -- Sproat 17:09, 24 April 2007 (UTC)
I'm sorry to have said that, it was meant solely on a superficial not-on-wikipedia base, no offense. I think I might even have had one of your books on Writing Systems in my hands, once... I think you're right with that guideline, but I think that one about not writing about oneself is more to prevent "random" people from adding themselves to Wikipedia. I don't think they would delete you if you write an entry on yourself, you might want to give it a try. — N-true 19:45, 24 April 2007 (UTC)
No offense taken. I understand the need for keeping this stuff as clean as possible. Anyway I tried it. Maybe if they delete my stub I can send you the text I put in and ask you to re-enter it :-) - Sproat 19:58, 24 April 2007 (UTC)
Hmm. The page changed, meaning that either they did remove it and someone put it back or someone else just edited it: I have been checking periodically since I wanted to see what they would do. Anyway, I guess what's there now is fine. I realize in any event that their prohibition on having people put in web pages for themselves or their friends is nonsense anyway: there are quite a number of pages for linguists which would not have been there unless their friends put them in (they are not "notable" enough) and it is clear that whoever put them in there knew more than a casual editor would know. Sproat 16:28, 28 April 2007 (UTC)
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Block message:

[[Wikipedia:Autoblock|Autoblocked]] because your IP address was recently used by "[[User:MellonC|MellonC]]". The reason given for MellonC's block is: "Abusing multiple accounts: [[User:Sproat]]".


Decline reason:

The Wikipedia:Sock puppetry policy prohibits the use of multiple accounts, especially "to create the illusion of greater support for an issue". Seeing as this account and User:MellonC have been detected as using the same IP address, it is obvious that both of you are the same person. Should you be caught violating this policy again, you may find yourself blocked for much longer or indefinitely. We have zero tolerance for such behaivour on Wikipedia. --  Netsnipe  ►  04:38, 29 April 2007 (UTC)


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Request reason:

Since I am not sure if I was "blocked directly" or what that even means I am adding this too. You were emailed with my argument as to why this should be unblocked. Please check the email. It is too long to put here.

Decline reason:

Per above. --  Netsnipe  ►  04:38, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

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