Wikipedia:Editing restrictions

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This page lists individual editors subject to editing restrictions (also called personal sanctions), which includes bans and other types of restrictions; editors who are subject to site bans are listed at Category:Banned Wikipedia users instead. These restrictions may be imposed by the Arbitration Committee or the Wikipedia community. These do not include general sanctions, that apply to all editors working in particular topic areas.

The Arbitration Committee may impose restrictions on users engaged in inappropriate behavior, usually following a request for arbitration. Such restrictions may be modified or revoked by the Committee by motion; usually following a request for amendment of the original case.

The community may also impose a number of different editing restrictions on users engaged in inappropriate behavior, usually at an administrators' noticeboard. Such restrictions may be revoked at the same venue by the community when the community believes that they are no longer necessary.

If a user has repeatedly violated policy to the point that any further violation will result in a block, specific final warnings worthy of documenting may also be listed here under "Final warnings". This section is only for warnings regarding the further violation of existing policies, rather than for added restrictions that revoke an editor's normal editing privileges. For this purpose, an unblock condition that explicitly indicates that the user will be reblocked if violated is considered a "final warning".

Types of restrictions[edit]

The following is a list of the most common types of restrictions, however, the wording of such remedies may vary, so be sure to check the wording in each particular case in the first instance prior to relying on default recommendations. Restrictions that do not specify a duration are considered to be indefinite by default. These restrictions are usually enforced by blocking the user if they violate them. More unique restrictions which have been imposed in unusual circumstances are not listed.

Account restriction
The user is limited to editing with a certain number of accounts (usually 1).
Civility restriction
The user may be sanctioned (including blocks) if they make any edits which are judged by an administrator to be uncivil, personal attacks, or assumptions of bad faith.
Probation (supervised editing)
The user on probation may be banned from pages that they edit in a certain way (usually disruptively) by an uninvolved administrator. Probation is usually used as an alternative to an outright topic ban in cases where the editor shows some promise of learning better behavior.
Move ban
The user is prohibited from directly moving (renaming) pages with the page move feature (sometimes only related to specific topics or namespaces).
Revert restriction
Usually, the user is limited to a certain number of reverts (usually 1) per page/topic per period of time (usually: 24 hours or 1 week) – exceptions, such as obvious vandalism, may apply. The user is additionally required to discuss any content reversions on the page's talk page.
Topic ban
The user is prohibited from editing either (1) any page (or section of a page) relating to a particular topic, (2) particular pages that are specified in the ban, and/or (3) making any edits in relation to a particular topic. Such a ban may include or exclude corresponding talk pages.
page/article ban
The user is prohibited from editing a specific page or set of pages specified in the ban. Such a ban may include or exclude corresponding talk pages.
Interaction ban
The user is prohibited from interacting with one or more users.

Enforcement[edit]

Editors who violate Arbitration-imposed restrictions may be blocked or otherwise sanctioned as described in the relevant Arbitration case. It is always best for enforcement actions to be taken by uninvolved administrators. Generally, blocks for violating civility restriction, revert limitation, or topic bans start at 24 hours per violation, but may escalate after multiple violations. All blocks and topic bans should be logged at the relevant Arbitration case page. Administrators who plan on enforcing Arbitration restrictions should check the case page for any case-specific enforcement language. For more information see Arbitration enforcement.

Users subject to restrictions[edit]

If you are looking for an older restriction and can't find it here, check the archive

Placed by the Arbitration Committee[edit]

User Decision Type Sanction
(quoted from case)
Expiration Date
The Rambling Man Notification Interaction ban After discussion with both parties, the Committee resolves that The Rambling Man (talk · contribs) be indefinitely banned from interacting with, or commenting on Bishonen (talk · contribs) anywhere on the English Wikipedia. This is subject to the usual exceptions. Indefinite
Magioladitis Magioladitis Editing restriction Magioladitis is restricted from making any semi-automated edits which do not affect the rendered visual output of a page. This restriction does not apply to edits which address issues related to accessibility guidelines. Further, Magioladitis may seek consensus to perform a specific type of semi-automated edit that would normally fall under this restriction at the administrators' noticeboard. Any uninvolved administrator may close such a discussion with consensus to perform a specific type of semi-automated edit. All discussions should be logged on the case page, regardless of outcome. Indefinite
Keysanger and MarshalN20 War of the Pacific Interaction ban Keysanger (talk · contribs) and MarshalN20 (talk · contribs) are indefinitely prohibited from interacting with, or commenting on, each other anywhere on Wikipedia (subject to the ordinary exceptions). Indefinite
George Ho The Rambling Man Editing restriction George Ho (talk · contribs) is indefinitely restricted from participating in selecting main page content. For clarity, this means he may not participate in:
  1. Any process in which the content of the main page is selected, including Did you know?, In the news, On this day, Today's featured article, Today's featured list, and Today's featured picture.
  2. Any process in which possible problems with the content of the main page are reported, including WP:ERRORS and Talk:Main Page.
  3. Any discussion about the above processes, regardless of venue.

He may edit articles linked from or eligible to be linked from the main page (e.g., the current featured article) and may participate in content review processes not directly connected to main page content selection (e.g., reviewing Featured article candidates). He may request reconsideration of this restriction twelve months after the enactment of this remedy, and every six months thereafter.

Indefinite
George Ho
The Rambling Man
The Rambling Man Interaction ban The Rambling Man (talk · contribs) and George Ho (talk · contribs) are indefinitely prohibited from interacting with, or commenting on, each other anywhere on Wikipedia (subject to the ordinary exceptions). Indefinite
The Rambling Man The Rambling Man Civility restriction The Rambling Man (talk · contribs) is prohibited from insulting and/or belittling other editors.

If The Rambling Man finds himself tempted to engage in prohibited conduct, he is to disengage and either let the matter drop or refer it to another editor to resolve.

If however, in the opinion of an uninvolved administrator, The Rambling Man does engage in prohibited conduct, he may be blocked for a duration consistent with the blocking policy. The first four blocks under this provision shall be arbitration enforcement actions and may only be reviewed or appealed at the arbitration enforcement noticeboard. Should a fifth block prove necessary, the blocking administrator must notify the Arbitration Committee of the block via a Request for Clarification and Amendment so that the remedy may be reviewed.

The enforcing administrator may also at their discretion fully protect The Rambling Man's talk page for the duration of the block.

Nothing in this remedy prevents enforcement of policy by uninvolved administrators in the usual way.

Indefinite
Wikicology Wikicology Topic bans Wikicology is indefinitely topic-banned from making any edit in any non-talk namespace related to biomedical or public health content, or any other topic within the scope of WP:MEDRS, broadly construed. Wikicology is indefinitely topic-banned from uploading any images or other non-text media to the English Wikipedia. In addition, he is indefinitely topic-banned from using on the English Wikipedia any image or other media he has uploaded to any other project, including Commons. Indefinite
Gamaliel motion Administrative restriction Per his request, communicated off-wiki to the Committee, Gamaliel is indefinitely restricted from taking any action to enforce any arbitration decision within the GamerGate topic, broadly construed. Any violation of this motion must be reported to WP:ARCA. He may appeal this decision after 12 months to the Arbitration Committee. Indefinite
Hijiri88 Catflap08 and Hijiri88 Topic bans, 1RR Hijiri88 (talk · contribs) is indefinitely topic-banned from all pages relating to Nichiren Buddhism and its adherents, broadly construed. Appeals of this ban may be requested no earlier than twelve months since the date the case closed. Hijiri88 is indefinitely topic-banned from all pages relating to Japanese culture. Appeals of this ban may be requested no earlier than twelve months since the date the case closed. Subject to the usual exceptions, Hijiri88 is prohibited from making any more than one revert on any one page in any 24-hour period. This applies for all pages on the English Wikipedia, except Hijiri88's own user space. This restriction may be appealed to the Committee only after 12 months have elapsed from the closing of this case. Indefinite; appeal after 2016-12-29
Catflap08 Catflap08 and Hijiri88 Topic ban, 1RR Catflap08 (talk · contribs) is indefinitely topic-banned from all pages relating to Nichiren Buddhism and its adherents, broadly construed. Appeals of this ban may be requested no earlier than twelve months since the date the case closed. Subject to the usual exceptions, Catflap08 is prohibited from making any more than one revert on any one page in any 24-hour period. This applies for all pages on the English Wikipedia, except Catflap08's own user space. This restriction may be appealed to the Committee only after 12 months have elapsed from the closing of this case. Indefinite; appeal after 2016-12-29
Jytdog
DrChrissy
Genetically modified organisms Interaction ban "Jytdog and DrChrissy are placed indefinitely under a two-way interaction ban." Indefinite
Wuerzele Genetically modified organisms Topic ban Wuerzele is indefinitely topic-banned from all pages relating to genetically modified organisms and agricultural chemicals, broadly construed; appeals of this ban may be requested no earlier than twelve months since the date the case closed. Indefinite
SageRad Genetically modified organisms Topic ban SageRad is indefinitely topic-banned from all pages relating to genetically modified organisms and agricultural chemicals, broadly construed; appeals of this ban may be requested no earlier than twelve months since the date the case closed. Indefinite
Jytdog Genetically modified organisms Topic ban Jytdog is indefinitely topic-banned from all pages relating to genetically modified organisms and agricultural chemicals, broadly interpreted; appeals of this ban may be requested no earlier than twelve months since the date the case closed. Indefinite
DrChrissy Genetically modified organisms Topic ban DrChrissy's topic ban which currently states that "DrChrissy is indefinitely topic-banned from all pages relating to genetically modified plants and agricultural chemicals, broadly interpreted; appeals of this ban may be requested no earlier than twelve months since the date the case closed" is replaced with "DrChrissy is indefinitely topic-banned from all pages relating to genetically modified organisms, commercially produced agricultural chemicals, and the companies that produce them, broadly interpreted; appeals of this ban may be requested no earlier than twelve months since the date the case closed." Indefinite
DrChrissy Genetically modified organisms Topic ban DrChrissy is indefinitely topic-banned from all pages relating to genetically modified plants and agricultural chemicals, broadly interpreted; appeals of this ban may be requested no earlier than twelve months since the date the case closed. Indefinite
CFCF Editor conduct in e-cigs articles 1RR CFCF is restricted to one revert per article per every 72 hour period in the Electronic Cigarette topic area, broadly construed. Indefinite
Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) Topic Ban Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) ("RAN") is indefinitely prohibited from:
Creating any articles or draft articles in any namespace.
Moving any page into the article namespace from any other namespace.

Other editors may move pages created or substantially edited by RAN, but only if they explicitly take responsibility for any copyright violations on that page.

This remedy may be appealed after the later of 6 months and when all draft articles he has authored, in his userspace and in the draft namespace, have been verified free of copyright violations and moved to the article namespace by other editors or deleted. In order for appeals of this remedy to be considered, he shall be required to submit evidence of substantial work on his part towards resolving the Contributor Copyright Investigations (CCI) filed against him, most particularly the one focused on his text contributions.

Any article or draft article created contrary to this restriction will result in a block, initially of at least one month and then proceeding per the enforcement provisions. The article or draft article may be speedily deleted under criterion G5 by any administrator.

Any page moves made contrary to this restriction may be enforced by blocks per the enforcement provisions. The page move may be reversed by any editor able to do so.

Indefinite
Asgardian Unban conditions Account restriction Asgardian may not edit from any Wikipedia account other than "Asgardian", nor edit anonymously, without the express prior permission of an arbitrator or a checkuser. Indefinite
Roscelese Motion Revert + civility restriction
Roscelese (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) is subject to the following restrictions. Other than in cases of indisputable vandalism or BLP violations, they are indefinitely prohibited from:
  • making more than one revert per page per day, and are required to discuss any content reversions on the page's talk page;
  • making rollback-type reverts that fail to provide an explanation for the revert;
  • Roscelese (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) is indefinitely prohibited from engaging in conduct which, in the opinion of any uninvolved administrator, casts aspersions, or personalises disputes.
These restrictions may be appealed to the committee twelve months after the enactment of this remedy, and every twelve months thereafter. Should Roscelese breach any of these restrictions, she may be blocked for per the standard Enforcement provision below.
Indefinite
Collect Collect and others Topic ban Collect is banned from any page relating to or making any edit about US politics or US political figures, in any namespace. This ban may be appealed no earlier than 18 months after its adoption. Indefinite
Collect and others Revert restriction Collect is indefinitely limited to one revert per article in any 24 hour period. This restriction excepts the reversal of unambiguous vandalism. Indefinite
Cinteotl Historicity of Jesus Topic ban The Arbitration Committee endorses the community-imposed topic ban preventing Cinteotl (talk · contribs) (formerly Fearofreprisal) from editing Historicity of Jesus.[1] It is converted to an Arbitration Committee-imposed ban affecting the Historicity of Jesus, broadly construed, and enforcement of the ban should be discussed at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Enforcement. Cinteotl is cautioned that if they disrupt and breach restrictions, they may be subject to increasingly severe sanctions. They may appeal this ban to the Committee in no less than twelve months time. Indefinite
Carolmooredc Interactions at GGTF Topic ban Indefinitely prohibited on the English Wikipedia from: editing any pages relating to or making 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. An uninvolved admin may remove any comments that breach this remedy, and impose blocks as necessary. The Committee's standard provisions on enforcement of arbitration provisions and appeals and modifications of arbitration enforcements apply. Indefinite
Austrian economics Topic ban Carolmooredc is topic-banned from editing articles and other pages relating to the Austrian school of economics, the Ludwig von Mises Institute, or persons associated with them, either living or deceased. Carolmooredc may request the lifting or modification of this topic-ban not less than one year from the close of this case. Indefinite
Sitush and Carolmooredc Interactions at GGTF Two-way interaction ban Sitush (talk · contribs) and Carolmooredc (talk · contribs) are indefinitely prohibited from interacting with, or commenting on, each other anywhere on Wikipedia (subject to the ordinary exceptions). Indefinite
Eric Corbett (formerly Malleus Fatuorum) Interactions at GGTF Topic ban Indefinitely prohibited on the English Wikipedia from: editing any pages relating to or making 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. An uninvolved admin may remove any comments that breach this remedy, and impose blocks as necessary. The Committee's standard provisions on enforcement of arbitration provisions and appeals and modifications of arbitration enforcements apply. Indefinite
Interactions at GGTF Editing restriction Eric Corbett agrees to a restriction prohibiting him from shouting at, swearing at, insulting and/or belittling other editors. The restriction comes into immediate effect on the passing of this motion.

If Eric Corbett finds himself tempted to engage in prohibited conduct, he is to disengage and either let the matter drop or refer it to another editor to resolve.

If however, in the opinion of an uninvolved administrator, Eric Corbett does engage in prohibited conduct, he may be blocked. The first two such blocks shall be of 72 hours duration, increasing thereafter for each subsequent breach to one week, one month, and three months. Any blocks under this provision are arbitration enforcement actions and may only be reviewed or appealed at the arbitration enforcement noticeboard. Should a fifth block (three months) prove necessary, the blocking administrator must notify the Arbitration Committee of the block via a Request for Clarification and Amendment so that the remedy may be reviewed.

The enforcing administrator may also at their discretion fully protect Eric Corbett's talk page for the duration of the block.

Nothing in this remedy prevents enforcement of policy by uninvolved administrators in the usual way.

Indefinite
Civility enforcement amendment Topic banned Malleus is topic banned from making edits concerning the RFA process anywhere on the English Wikipedia. As an exception, he may ask questions of the candidates and express his own view on a candidate in a specific RFA (in the support, oppose, or neutral sections), but may not engage in any threaded discussions relating to RFA. An uninvolved admin may remove any comments in violation of this remedy, and may enforce it with blocks if necessary. Indefinite
Lightbreather Interaction ban The default i-ban exceptions remain in place but improper use of them by Lightbreather is sanctionable as an i-ban evasion. For consistency and ease of administration, the i-bans may be enforced by any uninvolved administrator as an arbitration enforcement action but any resultant appeals may be made only to the committee and only by email. Indefinite
SPECIFICO Interactions at GGTF One-way interaction ban The Arbitration Committee endorses the community-imposed one-way interaction ban preventing SPECIFICO (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) from interacting with Carolmooredc.[2] [3] It is converted to an Arbitration Committee-imposed ban, and enforcement of the ban should be discussed at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Enforcement. SPECIFICO is cautioned that if they continue to disrupt and breach restrictions, they may be subject to increasingly severe sanctions. Indefinite
Austrian economics Topic ban SPECIFICO is topic-banned from editing articles and other pages relating to the Ludwig von Mises Institute or persons associated with it, either living or deceased. This topic-ban does not extend to articles concerning Austrian economics but not related to the Ludwig von Mises Institute; however, should SPECIFICO edit problematically in the broader area, the topic-ban may be broadened if necessary through the discretionary sanctions. SPECIFICO may request the lifting or modification of this topic-ban not less than one year from the close of this case. Indefinite
Two kinds of pork Interactions at GGTF Topic ban Indefinitely prohibited on the English Wikipedia from: editing any pages relating to or making 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. An uninvolved admin may remove any comments that breach this remedy, and impose blocks as necessary. The Committee's standard provisions on enforcement of arbitration provisions and appeals and modifications of arbitration enforcements apply. Indefinite
Macktheknifeau BASC appeal unblock conditions Topic ban Topic banned from football naming conventions. Indefinite
Tarc Banning Policy Editing restriction For actions discussed within this case, as well as past history of disruption for which he has been sanctioned, Tarc is subject to an indefinite editing restriction. Tarc may not edit any administrative noticeboards, nor User talk:Jimbo Wales, aside from the normal exceptions. Indefinite
Editing restriction Tarc is prohibited from reinstating edits or comments that were made or apparently made by a banned user and were reverted for that reason by another editor, regardless of any exception to the applicable policy that might otherwise apply. Indefinite
Manning naming dispute Topic ban Tarc (talk · contribs) is indefinitely topic-banned from all pages relating to any transgender topic or individual, broadly construed. Indefinite
GamerGate Topic ban Prohibited from making any edit about, and from editing any page relating to, (a) Gamergate, (b) any gender-related dispute or controversy, (c) people associated with (a) or (b), all broadly construed. These restrictions may be appealed to the Committee only after 12 months have elapsed from the closing of this case. Indefinite
Arthur Rubin Tea Party movement Revert restriction [...]Arthur Rubin is restricted indefinitely to one revert per page per week in the area of the Tea Party movement. Enforcement of this restriction shall be per the enforcement provisions in the Tea Party movement case and any enforcement actions shall be logged at the same case page. This restriction may be appealed after no less than one year from the date of passage of this motion, and if unsuccessful no less than one year following the decline of that or any subsequent appeal. Indefinite
Arzel American politics Editing restriction Arzel is limited to one revert of any specific edit every seven days, excepting unambiguous vandalism. If he should violate this sanction he may be blocked by any uninvolved administrator. This restriction may not be appealed for one year, and appeals will be limited to one every six months thereafter. Indefinite
Motion Topic ban Arzel (talk · contribs) is indefinitely prohibited from editing any page about or making any edit related to the politics of the United States, broadly construed, across all namespaces. This restriction is enforceable by any uninvolved administrator per the standard provisions. Arzel may request reconsideration of this remedy twelve months after the passing of this motion. Indefinite
GoodDay GoodDay Editing restriction GoodDay (talk · contribs) is indefinitely prohibited from making any edits concerning diacritics, or participating in any discussions about the same, anywhere on the English Wikipedia. This includes converting any diacritical mark to its basic glyph on any article or other page, broadly construed, and any edit that adds an unaccented variation of a name or other word as an alternate form to one with diacritics. Indefinite (Suspended for one year 11 August 2016)
ROG5728 Gun control Topic ban ROG5728 is indefinitely prohibited from making any edit about, and from editing any page relating to, governmental regulation of firearm ownership; the social, historical and political context of such regulation; and the people and organizations associated with these issues, broadly construed. Indefinite
Steeletrap Austrian economics Topic ban Steeletrap is topic-banned from editing articles and other pages relating to the Austrian school of economics, the Ludwig von Mises Institute, or persons associated with them, either living or deceased. Steeletrap may request the lifting or modification of this topic-ban not less than one year from the close of this case. Indefinite
Brews ohare Speed of light Topic ban Topic ban from all pages of whatever nature about physics and physics-related mathematics, broadly construed. Should Brews ohare violate this topic ban he may be blocked, initially for up to one week, and then with blocks increasing in duration to a maximum of one year. All blocks are to be logged at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Speed of light#Log of blocks, bans, and restrictions. Appeals of blocks may only be made by email to the Arbitration Committee. Indefinite
Ferahgo the Assassin Motion and talk page notice
(Race and intelligence review)
Editing restriction Ferahgo the Assassin is restricted to editing articles about the palaeontology of birds and dinosaurs and editing any talk or process pages reasonably and directly associated with improving the quality of those articles. While some tolerance may be given about interpretation of this editing restriction, no tolerance will be shown for edits about, or to any page relating to, race and intelligence, broadly construed. Indefinite
Editing restriction Ferahgo the Assassin may not: initiate any dispute resolution process on the English Wikipedia without first obtaining by email the prior affirmative consent of the Arbitration committee to do so; or participate in any dispute resolution process on the English Wikipedia without first notifying the Arbitration committee by email about the nature and venue of the dispute. Indefinite
Interaction ban Ferahgo the Assassin is prohibited from commenting directly or indirectly on-wiki about User:Mathsci. If and when Mathsci is unbanned, they will be similarly prohibited from commenting about Ferahgo the Assassin. Indefinite
John Carter Ebionites 3 Topic ban John Carter (talk · contribs) is indefinitely topic-banned from all pages relating to Ebionites, broadly construed. Indefinite
David Gerard Manning naming dispute Restriction David Gerard (talk · contribs) is indefinitely prohibited from using his administrator permissions (i) on pages relating to transgender people or issues and (ii) in situations involving such pages. This restriction may be first appealed after six months have elapsed, and every six months thereafter. Indefinite
Baseball Bugs Manning naming dispute Topic ban Baseball Bugs (talk · contribs) is indefinitely topic-banned from all pages relating to any transgender topic or individual, broadly construed. He is also topic banned from all pages (including biographies) related to leaks of classified information, broadly construed. Indefinite
Mathsci Race and intelligence amendment, as twice amended Interaction ban In May 2012 (during the Race and intelligence review), the committee prohibited SightWatcher (talk · contribs) from "participating in any discussion concerning the conduct of editors who have worked in the topic" – and therefore from discussing Mathsci's conduct. In October 2012, The Devil's Advocate (talk · contribs) and Cla68 (talk · contribs) were banned (by an administrator acting under discretionary sanctions) from interacting with Mathsci. In December 2012, Mathsci was prohibited (again under discretionary sanctions) by an arbitration enforcement administrator from requesting enforcement of these interaction bans without prior permission. The Arbitration Committee has decided to change these from one-way to two-way interaction bans. Accordingly, Mathsci (talk · contribs) is indefinitely prohibited from:

This motion should be enforced under the enforcement clauses of the Race and intelligence final decision.


On 10 April 2016, the following amendment was passed by the Committee:

Following a successful appeal to the Committee the October 2013 amendment to the Race and intelligence case is rescinded and Mathsci (talk · contribs) is unbanned from the English Wikipedia. The unban has been granted on the condition that Mathsci continue to refrain from making any edit about, and from editing any page relating to the race and intelligence topic area, broadly construed. This is to be enforced as a standard topic ban. (rescinded 21 January 2017) The following editing restrictions are in force indefinitely:

This motion is to be enforced under the enforcement clauses of the Race and intelligence case.

Indefinite
Snowded and Phoenix and Winslow Tea Party movement Interaction ban Snowded (talk · contribs) and Phoenix and Winslow (talk · contribs) are indefinitely prohibited from interacting with, or commenting on, each other anywhere on Wikipedia (subject to the ordinary exceptions). Indefinite
Phoenix and Winslow Tea Party movement Topic ban Phoenix and Winslow (talk · contribs) is indefinitely topic-banned from all pages relating to the Tea Party movement, broadly construed. This restriction may be appealed to the Arbitration Committee after no less than six months have passed from the closing of this case. Indefinite
Goethean Tea Party movement Topic ban Goethean (talk · contribs) is indefinitely topic-banned from all pages relating to the Tea Party movement, broadly construed. This restriction may be appealed to the Arbitration Committee after no less than six months have passed from the closing of this case. Indefinite
North8000 Tea Party movement Topic ban North8000 (talk · contribs) is indefinitely topic-banned from all pages relating to the Tea Party movement, broadly construed. This restriction may be appealed to the Arbitration Committee after no less than six months have passed from the closing of this case. Indefinite
Gun control Topic ban North8000 is indefinitely prohibited from making any edit about, and from editing any page relating to, governmental regulation of firearm ownership; the social, historical and political context of such regulation; and the people and organizations associated with these issues, broadly construed. Indefinite
Motion Topic ban and account restriction North8000 is unbanned with the following restrictions:
  • His 2014 topic ban from gun control remains in force.
  • His 2013 topic ban from the Tea Party movement is broadened to encompass post-1932 American politics, with the scope defined by the American politics discretionary sanctions introduced in the 2015 American politics 2 case.
  • His 2012 restriction from homophobia is adopted by the committee as a topic ban.
  • He is restricted to one account.

These restrictions are to be enforced under the standard enforcement and appeals and modifications provisions and may be appealed to the committee after six months.

Indefinite
Malke 2010 Tea Party movement Topic ban Malke 2010 (talk · contribs) is indefinitely topic-banned from all pages relating to the Tea Party movement, broadly construed. This restriction may be appealed to the Arbitration Committee after no less than six months have passed from the closing of this case. Indefinite
Ubikwit Tea Party movement Topic ban Ubikwit (talk · contribs) is indefinitely topic-banned from all pages relating to the Tea Party movement, broadly construed. This restriction may be appealed to the Arbitration Committee after no less than six months have passed from the closing of this case. Indefinite
American politics 2 Topic ban Ubikwit is banned from any page relating to or making any edit about post-1932 politics of the United States, and closely related people, in any namespace. This ban may be appealed no earlier than 18 months after its adoption. Indefinite
MarshalN20 and Lecen Argentine History Interaction ban MarshalN20 and Lecen are indefinitely prohibited from interacting with, or commenting on, each other anywhere on Wikipedia (subject to the ordinary exceptions).

Should one of these users violate this restriction, the user may be blocked, initially for up to one month, and then with blocks increasing in duration to a maximum of one year. Appeals of blocks may be made to the imposing administrator, then to arbitration enforcement, and then to the Arbitration Committee.

Indefinite
Cambalachero and Lecen Argentine History Interaction ban Cambalachero and Lecen are indefinitely prohibited from interacting with, or commenting on, each other anywhere on Wikipedia (subject to the ordinary exceptions).

Should one of these users violate this restriction, the user may be blocked, initially for up to one month, and then with blocks increasing in duration to a maximum of one year. Appeals of blocks may be made to the imposing administrator, then to arbitration enforcement, and then to the Arbitration Committee.

Indefinite
Cambalachero Argentine History Topic ban Cambalachero is banned indefinitely from all articles, discussions, and other content related to the history of Latin America, broadly construed across all namespaces. Indefinite
Cla68 Conditions imposed after successful appeal Account restriction (A) Cla68 may not post external links to any internet site, except (i) for the purpose of providing a reference to a reliable source when improving an article, or (ii) to add an external link to an article to the official website/webpage of the article subject, or (iii) for the purpose of discussing whether or not a reference to a reliable source would be a useful addition to an article. (B) Under no circumstances may Cla68 add an external link to any blog, mailing list or forum, regardless of its purported reliability or value as a reference for an article. Indefinite
Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) Restriction Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) is indefinitely prohibited from uploading images or other media files to the English Wikipedia. The Arbitration Committee notes that media files can be uploaded to the Wikimedia Commons, a project which is outside the jurisdiction of this Committee. Should Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) upload a copyright-violating image to the Wikimedia Commons and subsequently make use of that image on the English Wikipedia in any namespace, he may be subject to Arbitration Enforcement as if the image were uploaded directly to the English Wikipedia in violation of this remedy. This shall apply retroactively to all images currently uploaded by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) to the Wikimedia Commons at the time this remedy is enacted, but shall not apply retroactively to any uses on the English Wikipedia in existence at the time this case closes. Indefinite
Restriction Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) is prohibited from linking as a reference any external site to which he has contributed. He may provide such links on the talk pages of articles, so they may be reviewed by other editors for acceptance according to applicable Wikipedia guidelines and policies; if accepted, another editor may add these links as desired. Indefinite
Topic ban The Committee acknowledges that Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )'s community-placed topic ban on article creations was a valid and apparently successful attempt to curb his text-based copyright violations, and further recognizes that this sanction has been violated a number of times. This topic ban will remain in place and is assumed under the Arbitration Committee's authority. After at least six months have elapsed, Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) may appeal to the Committee to have the topic ban lifted in full; in order for appeals of this remedy to be considered, he shall be required to submit evidence of substantial work on his part towards resolving the Contributor Copyright Investigations filed against him, most particularly the one focused on his text contributions. Indefinite
SarekOfVulcan and Doncram Doncram Interaction ban SarekOfVulcan and Doncram are indefinitely prohibited from interacting with each other (subject to the ordinary exceptions). Indefinite
Colipon Falun Gong 2 Mandated external review Colipon is subject to mandated external review as outlined in remedy 4, with respect to articles relating to the Falun Gong movement and/or the persecution thereof, broadly construed. Indefinite
Homunculus Falun Gong 2 Mandated external review Homunculus is subject to mandated external review as outlined in remedy 4, with respect to articles relating to the Falun Gong movement and/or the persecution thereof, broadly construed. Indefinite
TrevelyanL85A2 Race and Intelligence Review Topic Ban TrevelyanL85A2 (talk · contribs) is indefinitely banned from editing and/or discussing the topic of Race and Intelligence on any page of Wikipedia, including user talk pages, or from participating in any discussion concerning the conduct of editors who have worked in the topic. This editor may however within reason participate in dispute resolution and noticeboard discussions if their own conduct has been mentioned. Indefinite
Pmanderson Article titles and capitalisation Topic ban Pmanderson is indefinitely prohibited from engaging in discussions and edits relating to the Manual of Style or policy about article titles. Indefinite
Michael C Price Abortion Topic ban Michael C Price (talk · contribs) is indefinitely topic-banned from abortion-related pages, broadly construed. This sanction may be appealed in one year. indefinite
Anythingyouwant Abortion Topic ban Anythingyouwant (talk · contribs) is indefinitely topic-banned from abortion-related pages, broadly construed. indefinite
Geremia Abortion Topic ban Geremia (talk · contribs) is indefinitely topic-banned from abortion-related pages, broadly construed. indefinite
Cirt Cirt and Jayen466 Topic ban Cirt is prohibited from making any edit of whatever nature to articles relating to new religious movements or their adherents, broadly construed, or to any associated biographies of living people. Indefinite
Editing restriction Cirt is prohibited from editing articles that are substantially biographies of living people if, broadly but reasonably construed, (i) the articles already refer to politics or religion or social controversy; or (ii) his edits introduce to the articles material about politics or religion or social controversy. However, Cirt is permitted to edit other articles that refer incidentally to such living people providing (i) the focus of the articles is not substantially biographical and (ii) his edits are not biographical in nature.

Should Cirt's continued editing raise further concerns about his compliance with the BLP policy, the Committee may expand the scope of this restriction by motion to include all editing relating to living persons. Conversely, if Cirt conforms his future editing to applicable policies and the principles set forth in this decision and Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Manipulation of BLPs, he may submit a request for amendment after one year from the date of this decision seeking a relaxation of this restriction.

Indefinite
Noleander Noleander Topic ban Noleander (talk · contribs) is topic-banned from making any edit relating to Judaism, the Jewish people, Jewish history or culture, or individual Jewish persons identified as such, broadly but reasonably construed, in any namespace.

Any disputes concerning the scope of the topic-ban may be raised on the Arbitration Enforcement page for prompt resolution. Unnecessary "wikilawyering" about the precise scope of the topic-ban is unwelcome and may be cause for further sanctions.

This topic-ban shall be effective indefinitely, but Noleander may request that it be terminated or modified after at least one year has elapsed. In considering any such request, the Committee will give significant weight to whether Noleander has established an ability to edit collaboratively and in accordance with Wikipedia policies and guidelines in other topic-areas of the project. Any perceptibly biased or prejudiced editing concerning any other group would weigh against lifting of the topic-ban and could also result in further sanctions.

Indefinite
Captain Occam Race and intelligence motion Topic ban, interaction ban, and restriction Captain Occam (talk · contribs) is topic-banned from the race and intelligence topic area, broadly construed. He is subject to a two-way interaction ban with Mathsci (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log). If he behaves disruptively in any discussion, any uninvolved administrator may ban him from further participation in that discussion. Any such restriction must be logged on the R&I case page. Indefinite
William M. Connolley Climate change Topic ban Imposed by motion: William M. Connolley is permitted to edit within the topic area of Climate change, but is prohibited from editing relating to any living person associated with this topic, interpreted broadly but reasonably. William M. Connolley is reminded to abide by all applicable Wikipedia policies in editing on this topic and that he remains subject either to further action by this Committee or (like all editors in this topic-area) to discretionary sanctions should he fail to do so. Indefinite
Stevertigo Stevertigo 2 Requirement to cite sources Stevertigo is required to cite a published source for any material he adds to an article. Should Stevertigo fail to cite a published source, the added material may be removed by any editor. Reverts made to enforce this provision are to be treated as reversions of obvious vandalism for the purposes of revert limitations and editing restrictions. Should Stevertigo cite a source that is subsequently determined not to support the material added, he may be blocked for a period of up to one week for each infraction. Indefinite
AndroidCat Scientology Topic ban AndroidCat (talk · contribs) is topic-banned from Scientology. Indefinite
Anynobody Scientology Topic ban Anynobody (talk · contribs) is topic-banned from Scientology and restricted to one account. Indefinite
Fahrenheit451 Scientology Topic ban Fahrenheit451 (talk · contribs) is topic-banned from Scientology. Indefinite
Steve Dufour Scientology Topic ban Steve Dufour (talk · contribs) is topic-banned from Scientology: this restriction replaces any prior informal arrangement. Indefinite
Tilman Scientology Topic ban Tilman (talk · contribs) is topic-banned from Scientology. Indefinite
Nickhh West Bank – Judea and Samaria Topic ban Nickhh (talk · contribs) is prohibited from editing any Arab-Israeli conflict-related article/talk page or discussing on the dispute anywhere else on the project. Indefinite
Abtract Abtract-Collectonian Editing restriction (includes civility restriction) Abtract (talk · contribs) shall not:
  • interact with, or comment in any way (directly or indirectly) about, Collectonian (talk · contribs), on any page in Wikipedia;
  • harass or wikistalk Collectonian such as by editing pages that Collectonian has recently edited; or,
  • make uncivil comments about or personal attacks upon any user.

These restrictions imposed upon Abtract shall be interpreted in a reasonable fashion so as to allow Abtract to continue with appropriate editing while preventing any further harassment of Collectonian. Any attempts to "game the system" or "wikilawyer" the details of the restrictions are unwelcome. Should Abtract violate the restrictions imposed upon him, he may be blocked for an appropriate period of time by any uninvolved administrator, with any blocks to be logged here.

Indefinite
DreamGuy DreamGuy 2 Civility restriction DreamGuy (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) is subject to a behavioral editing restriction. If he makes any edits which are judged by an administrator to be uncivil, personal attacks, or assumptions of bad faith, he may be blocked for the duration specified in the enforcement ruling. Indefinite
Sarah777 Great Irish Famine Topic ban Sarah777 may be banned from editing any page which she disrupts by engaging in aggressive biased editing or by making anti-British remarks. All bans are to be logged at Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Great Irish Famine#Log of blocks and bans. Indefinite
Aivazovsky, Atabek, Dacy69, Euparor, Fedayee, Grandmaster, Hajji Piruz, ROOB323, TigranTheGreat Armenia-Azerbaijan 2 Probation, Civility restriction
  1. Supervised editing (formerly known as probation). You may be banned by any administrator from editing any or all articles which relate to the region of Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran and the ethnic and historical issues related to that area should you fail to maintain a reasonable degree of civility in your interactions with one another concerning disputes which may arise.
  2. Civility supervision (formerly known as civility parole). If you make any edits which are judged by an administrator to be uncivil, personal attacks, or assumptions of bad faith, then you may be blocked for a short time of up to one week for repeat offenses.

Hajji Piruz and the other users placed on revert limitation in Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Armenia-Azerbaijan#Remedies are subject to supervised editing. They may be banned by any administrator from editing any or all articles which relate to the region of Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran and the ethnic and historical issues related to that area should they fail to maintain a reasonable degree of civility in their interactions with one another concerning disputes which may arise.

Indefinite
Smallbones Robert Prechter Topic ban Smallbones is banned indefinitely from editing articles which relate to Robert Prechter. The ban includes talk pages. Indefinite
Andries Sathya Sai Baba 2 Topic ban Andries is banned indefinitely from editing Sathya Sai Baba and related articles or their talk pages. Indefinite
Ekantik Sathya Sai Baba 2 Account restriction User:Ekantik is instructed to make all future Wikipedia contributions related in any way to Sathya Sai Baba under a single username. Indefinite
The Devil's Advocate GamerGate Topic ban Prohibited from making any edit about, and from editing any page relating to, (a) Gamergate, (b) any gender-related dispute or controversy, (c) people associated with (a) or (b), all broadly construed. These restrictions may be appealed to the Committee only after 12 months have elapsed from the closing of this case. Indefinite
Editing restriction - 1RR/48 hours Subject to the usual exceptions, The Devil's Advocate is prohibited from making any more than one revert on any one page in any 48-hour period. This applies for all pages on the English Wikipedia, except The Devil's Advocate's own user space. This restriction may be appealed to the Committee only after 12 months have elapsed from the closing of this case. Indefinite
Page ban Subject to the usual exceptions, The Devil's Advocate is indefinitely prohibited from editing any administrative or conduct noticeboard (including, not not limited to; AN, AN/I, AN/EW, and AE), except for threads regarding situations that he was directly involved in when they were started. This restriction may be appealed to the Committee only after 12 months have elapsed from the closing of this case. Indefinite
Tutelary GamerGate Topic ban Prohibited from making any edit about, and from editing any page relating to, (a) Gamergate, (b) any gender-related dispute or controversy, (c) people associated with (a) or (b), all broadly construed. These restrictions may be appealed to the Committee only after 12 months have elapsed from the closing of this case. Indefinite
DungeonSiegeAddict510 GamerGate Topic ban Prohibited from making any edit about, and from editing any page relating to, (a) Gamergate, (b) any gender-related dispute or controversy, (c) people associated with (a) or (b), all broadly construed. These restrictions may be appealed to the Committee only after 12 months have elapsed from the closing of this case. Indefinite
Titanium Dragon GamerGate Topic ban Prohibited from making any edit about, and from editing any page relating to, (a) Gamergate, (b) any gender-related dispute or controversy, (c) people associated with (a) or (b), all broadly construed. These restrictions may be appealed to the Committee only after 12 months have elapsed from the closing of this case. Indefinite
Willhesucceed GamerGate Topic ban Prohibited from making any edit about, and from editing any page relating to, (a) Gamergate, (b) any gender-related dispute or controversy, (c) people associated with (a) or (b), all broadly construed. These restrictions may be appealed to the Committee only after 12 months have elapsed from the closing of this case. Indefinite
Darkness Shines BASC decision Unblock conditions
  1. Your indefinite topic ban from all pages related to India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, broadly construed imposed on 15 May 2014 remains in force, subject to the usual enforcement procedures.
  2. You are be limited to one account.
  3. You are required to remain civil. As a condition of your unblock, you must acknowledge that any edit which, in the opinion of an uninvolved administrator, contains personal attacks or gross incivility will be met with blocks of escalating length, ending with an indefinite block after the fourth offense.
  4. Blocks under clause 3 may be appealed to AE, excepting an indefinite block, which can be appealed to BASC only.
  5. These restrictions will be logged at Wikipedia:Editing restrictions. A copy of these restrictions will be placed on your user talk page, they must not be removed until at least 1 month after your most recent block (for any reason).
  6. These sanctions will expire 12 months after your ban is lifted, or 12 months from most recent block, whichever is later, even if such block is not imposed under these sanctions. (Note that your topic ban mentioned in the first clause will not automatically expire, that will have to be appealed in the normal manner.)
12 months after most recent sanction
BarkingFish Unban terms Parole, one-account "The ban will be suspended for one year from the date of the unblock. During this parole period, any uninvolved administrator may reinstate the ban if necessary, but they are not required to do so in the event of placing a block. A reinstated ban may be appealed to the BASC, any other blocks may be appealed in the usual manner to AE. Any administrator reinstating the ban must inform the committee by email to arbcom-l@lists.wikimedia.org.

BarkingFish will be permitted to operate only one account.

The ban will expire after one year of sanction-free editing."

One year after most recent block
OccultZone OccultZone and others Restriction User:Occult Zone is indefinitely limited to operating a single account. Indefinite
Topic ban User:Occult Zone is also topic banned from making edits related to a) sexual assault or b) crime on the Indian Subcontinent, both broadly construed. Indefinite
WPPilot Unblock conditions One account; topic ban  
  1. [WPPilot] may edit only from one account (user:WPPilot) and [they] must get the permission of the arbitration committee before editing under any other name (including editing while logged out).
  2. [WPPilot is] formally topic banned from all pages related to legal actions involving [themselves] and/or organisations [they] have close ties with
  3. [WPPilot is] strongly warned to abide by all Wikipedia policies, explicitly including those related to copyright and conflicts of interest.
  • Any breach of condition 1 will result in an immediate indefinite block for all [their] accounts.
  • Any breaches of conditions 2 or 3 may be enforced at Arbitration enforcement with blocks of escalating length, ending with an indefinite block after a fourth offence.
  • Indefinite blocks may be appealed only to the Arbitration Committee by email, shorter blocks may be appealed on your talk page or at Arbitration enforcement.
Indefinite
Kwork2 BASC decision Unblock conditions
  1. [Kwork2] agree[s] to edit only from one account (Kwork2). [Kwork2] must gain the permission of the Arbitration Committee in advance before any of (a) requesting [their] account be renamed, (b) editing using another username, (c) editing while logged out.
  2. Should [Kwork2] make any edits which are judged by an uninvolved administrator to be uncivil, personal attacks, or assumptions of bad faith, [Kwork2] may be blocked without further warning.
  3. [Kwork2 is] topic banned from all pages related to (a) The Israel-Palestine conflict and relations between Israel and Palestine; and (b) Judaism, both broadly interpreted.
These restrictions may be enforced at Arbitration Enforcement by blocks of increasing fixed length for the first three breaches, and by indefinite block for a fourth offence. An indefinite block may be appealed only to the Arbitration Committee by email, shorter blocks may be appealed at AE.
Indefinite
Lightbreather Lightbreather Topic ban Gun control topic, broadly construed Indefinite
Lightbreather One account restriction Restricted to editing from one account. They must obtain the Committee's prior approval if they wish to edit from a different account. They are prohibited from making edits without logging in. Indefinite
Lightbreather 1RR restriction Subject to the usual exceptions, Lightbreather is prohibited from making any more than one revert to any page, except Lightbreather's own user space, in any 24-hour period. Indefinite
Lightbreather Editing restriction Restricted to editing articles, their talk pages, and Lightbreather's user and user talk pages. Further, they may not edit articles in topics from which they are banned. They may post elsewhere only to respond to unambiguous criticism of them in dispute resolution fora. The default interaction-ban exceptions remain in place but improper use of them by Lightbreather is sanctionable as an i-ban evasion. Should Lightbreather wish to initiate action against any user for whatever reason they may do so only by email to the Arbitration Committee. Indefinite
Lightbreather Interaction ban The default i-ban exceptions remain in place but improper use of them by Lightbreather is sanctionable as an i-ban evasion. For consistency and ease of administration, the i-bans may be enforced by any uninvolved administrator as an arbitration enforcement action but any resultant appeals may be made only to the committee and only by email. For the avoidance of doubt, this paragraph applies to the following interaction bans:
  1. Mike Searson
  2. Hell in a Bucket
  3. Eric Corbett
  4. Sitush
  5. Scalhotrod
Indefinite
Hell in a Bucket Lightbreather Interaction ban The default i-ban exceptions remain in place but improper use of them by Lightbreather is sanctionable as an i-ban evasion. For consistency and ease of administration, the i-bans may be enforced by any uninvolved administrator as an arbitration enforcement action but any resultant appeals may be made only to the committee and only by email. Indefinite
MarcusBritish Unblock conditions Interaction ban One-way interaction ban with GregJackP Indefinite
Guido den Broeder Unblock conditions Topic ban Topic-banned from chronic fatigue syndrome, myalgic encephalomyelitis, and any similar condition or related subject. Indefinite
Unblock conditions Account restriction Restricted to one account Indefinite



Placed by the Wikipedia community[edit]

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User Type Sanction
(quoted verbatim)
Special enforcement details Start date Expiration date
Rama Tag ban Rama (talk · contribs) is banned from using the {{di-replaceable fair use}} tag. Community sanction imposed from this discussion. Indefinite
Calton Editing restriction Calton (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) and JohnHistory (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) are prohibited from editing each other's talk or respective subpages. Community sanction imposed from this discussion Indefinite Community sanction
Revert restriction Calton (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) is formally subject to 0RR on CSD tagging — he is not to revert (or re-tag) declined speedy-delete requests. Community sanction imposed at this discussion – no further details given Indefinite Community sanction
Baseball Bugs Editing restriction Until further notice, Baseball Bugs (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) is restricted from commenting on, about, or to ChildofMidnight (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) anywhere on Wikipedia, apart from administrative processes (in certain situations such as SPI-related matters) and ArbCom proceedings (where both are named parties). Failure to abide by this restriction will result in 24 hour blocks, escalating to lengthier blocks if the violations continue.

Community sanction imposed from this discussion and agreement of both editors. Amendment per this

Indefinite
Wikidea Probation Wikidea is subject to an editing restriction (probation). Should he make any edits which are judged by an administrator to be disruptive, he may be banned from any affected pages or set of pages. The ban will take effect once an administrator has posted a notice on his talk page and logged it at User:Wikidea/Community sanction. If he is also banned from using affected talk pages, this must be specified in the notice and log. Indefinite
Editing restriction Wikidea is banned from interacting with, or, directly or indirectly, commenting on THF (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) on any page in Wikipedia. Note — this remedy may be expanded in scope to include interaction of any other user if it is later deemed necessary in the opinion of 3 administrators to prevent harassment. See also User:Wikidea/Community sanction. Indefinite
NYYankees51
Now Instaurare
Topic ban NYyankees51 is indefinitely topic-banned from all LGBT-related articles, broadly construed, per discussion at AN. Failure to comply with this restriction may result in escalating blocks. AN discussion Indefinite
Stefanomione Editing restriction a.) User:Stefanomione]] be banned from using any gadgets or other automated tools (hotcat in particular) to modify categories in any way. This includes, but is not limited only to, creating a category page, adding pages to a category, changing a page from one category to another, etc.

This restriction may be lifted in the future IF Stefanomione has shown to be consistently following the second restriction (b, below) over a decent period of time, absolutely no less than 3 months (with at least 6 months being preferable).

b.) Also that if any (presumably manually done, per the restriction above) category creation or modification done by Stefanomione is contested, he must stop and discuss, gaining a consensus before continuing, per WP:BRD.

Violation of these restrictions may result in being blocked.

ANI discussion Indefinite
Wickwack and aliases Ban from reference desks. The user known by the aliases Wickwack, Ratbone, Keit, Floda, who edits from a dynamic IP address, is indefinitely banned from contributing to discussions at Wikipedia:Reference desk and Wikipedia talk:Reference desk and all subpages thereof. They are banned regardless of whichever alias they use, or even if they stop using aliases altogether, whether it be one of the above, or another, enforceable by reverting their contributions to the above discussion pages. The ban may be appealed after 6 months. AN discussion Indefinite
Loomspicker Topic ban Loomspicker is indefinitely banned from editing all Islam-related articles, broadly construed. ANI discussion Indefinite
Lgcsmasamiya New page patrol ban Lgcsmasamiya is banned from WP:NPP until they have proven to experienced editors (Kudpung and DGG, for instance), that they are capable of reviewing articles in ways that confirm to our guidelines in regards to such things as referencing and copy-paste problems, and make a firm commitment to be responsive to issues raised by other editors and be willing to make changes accordingly. ANI discussion Indefinite
Kontoreg Topic ban Per the consensus at the Administrators' Noticeboard, Kontoreg is topic banned form editing articles and talkpages relating to martial arts, broadly construed. He may appeal this ban in six months' time, either at the Administrators' Noticeboard or by contacting the Arbitration Committee. Failure to abide by the topic ban will result in his account being blocked from editing. AN discussion Indefinite
Michaeltleslie Topic ban Michaeltleslie is indefinitely banned from making any edits related to MD Rabbi Alam or the Million Muslim March, broadly construed. ANI discussion Indefinite
Ashton 29 File upload restrictions Ashton 29 is limited to one account indefinitely, prohibited from uploading any files claimed as his work, and may only upload files which are not claimed as his own work via the Files for upload process. These last two restrictions may be appealed at WP:AN no earlier than 07/08/2014. AN discussion Indefinite
Rusted AutoParts Editing restriction Rusted AutoParts is indefinitely restricted to one revert of any editor in any 24 hour period, subject to the usual exceptions listed at WP:3RR. This restriction can be appealed at WP:ANI six months from now. Per [4] and discussion at User talk:Rusted AutoParts#Reviewed. Indefinite
Reece Leonard Topic ban and interaction ban
  1. User:Reece Leonard is indefinitely topic-banned from Artpop, Lady Gaga and related articles.
  2. User:Reece Leonard is subject to a mutual interaction ban with User:STATicVapor.

These restrictions can be appealed on AN/ANI no sooner than 6 months after their implementation.

ANI discussion Indefinite
STATicVapor Interaction ban User:STATicVapor is subject to a mutual interaction ban with User:Reece Leonard. This restriction can be appealed on AN/ANI no sooner than 6 months after its implementation. ANI discussion Indefinite
Potočnik Topic ban User:Potočnik - Previously named Producer, is topic banned from making any edits on any page on Wikipedia, with the exception of an appeal on WP:AN or WP:Arbcom/R, related to Jews or Communism. To be clear, these are two separate topics and this topic ban should not in any way be construed to only be applicable in topics about Jews and Communism together. This topic ban will last until removed by community consensus. Enforcement may be made by escalating blocks. AN discussion Indefinite
Gibson Flying V Topic ban Gibson Flying V is topic banned from anything height-related on any article related to association football. He is reminded that harsher sanctions were suggested in the AN discussion and it is very likely that the community will impose them if they are the cause of any further disruption. AN discussion Indefinite
Antidiskriminator Topic ban A ban on Antidiskriminator editing in topics involving 'Serbs and Serbia 1900-current' (broadly construed) ANI dicussion Indefinite
Septate Editing restrictions Subject to the following restrictions for all edits which are related to religion: 1) 1 revert per 48 hours per article (see WP:1RR for more information).

2) Before he makes any content revert (including vandalism), he is required to first open a discussion on the article talk page, to provide an explanation of his intended revert and then wait 6 hours before actually making it to allow time for discussion

ANI discussion Indefinite
Topic ban Septate is topic banned from all articles, talk pages and subpages of both which are related to religion, broadly construed, for a period of no less than 6 months. ANI discussion Indefinite, appeal after 2015-02-01
Plarem Topic ban "banned from editing any and all articles, or participating in discussions, related to LGBT topics anywhere on Wikipedia, broadly construed. This ban may be appealed after 6 months after sufficient demonstration that you are capable of editing Wikipedia in accordance with community norms." AN discussion Indefinite, appeal after 2015-02-24
Netoholic Topic ban Topic-banned from the subject of Stefan Molyneux, broadly construed ANI dicussion Indefinite
Light show Upload ban Light show is indefinitely banned from uploading images due to long-term and ongoing copyright concerns. See close of ANI discussion Indefinite
Topic ban Light show is indefinitely topic banned from all articles related to Stanley Kubrick, broadly construed. See this AN discussion Indefinite
SqueakBox Topic ban Banned from editing pornography-related articles. [SqueakBox is] still welcome to engage on talk pages or project pages. [SqueakBox] may appeal this sanction to AN or ANI, though [...] a grace period of at least three months [is suggested]. ANI discussion Indefinite
Nawabmalhi, & TheSawTooth Topic ban The consensus in the WP:AN/I discussion was to impose a topic ban on both persons concerning all military pages about India and Pakistan. Consider this an indefinite ban -- that is, a ban that could last forever, or only a few days -- until either or both can convince enough people on WP:AN/I to lift it. ANI discussion Indefinite
Stevertigo WP:1RR restriction Stevertigo is subject to a community imposed edit restriction of 1 revert per article per week, with indefinite duration. Community sanction imposed from this discussion 2010-10-05 Indefinite
Milogardner Topic ban Milogardner is banned from editing on the topic of Egyptian mathematics, broadly construed, including talk pages Community sanction imposed from this discussion 2010-10-06 Indefinite
Rich Farmbrough Editing restriction Regardless of the editing method (i.e. manual, semi-automatic, or automatic; from any account), Rich Farmbrough is indefinitely prohibited from making cosmetic changes to wikicode that have no effect on the rendered page (excepting those changes that are built-in to stock AWB or those that have demonstrable consensus or BAG approval). This includes but is not limited to: changing templates to template redirects, changing template redirects to templates (see here for AWB stock changes on this item, with the understanding that bypassing template redirects will only be done when there is a substantive edit being done), changing the spacing around headers and ordered lists (except to make an aberration consistent with the rest of the page), and changing the capitalization of templates. Furthermore, prior to orphaning/emptying and deleting categories or templates, the appropriate processes (WP:CFD/WP:TFD) should be engaged. Sanction imposed per this AN discussion, to be enforced by escalating blocks 2010-10-26? Indefinite
Creation restriction Regardless of the editing method (i.e. manual, semi-automatic, or automatic; from any account), Rich Farmbrough is indefinitely prohibited from mass creating pages in any namespace, unless prior community approval for the specific mass creation task is documented. The definition of "mass creation" and the spirit of the restriction follows Wikipedia:BOTPOL#Mass article creation. Sanction imposed following this ANI discussion and the prior editing restriction, to be enforced by escalating blocks 2011-01-13? Indefinite
Barts1a Editing restriction Barts1a (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · page moves · block user · block log):

Current:

  1. is not allowed to use Huggle
  2. is subject to a 1RR restriction, i.e not allowed to revert more than once per day in a dispute
  3. See also: Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Barts1a/Archive, user is operating multiple alternate accounts

Past:

  1. is topic banned from all noticeboards
  2. should avoid contentious articles and their talk pages, and

Past restrictions may be reinstated by any uninvolved administrator, should Barts1a return to past behaviour

Sanction imposed per AN/I discussion. 2010-12-19 Indefinite
LoveMonkey Topic ban
  • LoveMonkey will not make article edits or talk page comments regarding Roman Catholic teaching or practice.
  • LoveMonkey may add information about Eastern Orthodox commentary (positive or negative) on Roman Catholic teaching/practice. However, any such commentary must be clearly attributed, in the body of the article, to the specific individual or document making it. Moreover, any such commentary must be clearly identified as opinion, rather than as factual information about the nature of RC teaching/practice or its compatibility/incompatibility with EO teaching/practice.
Imposed per a discussion at WP:AN3, final version approved by LM and Esoglou here. Restriction was entered into voluntarily, but may be enforced by blocks. Modified on 25-May-2011 to allow talk page comments, per agreement of LoveMonkey and Esoglou. 2011-02-06/08 / 2011-05-25 Indefinite
Wuhwuzdat Topic Ban User:Wuhwuzdat is indefinitely banned from nominating articles for deletion through WP:CSD, WP:PROD or WP:AFD, although he is not banned from participating in deletion debates that have been launched by somebody else. Discussion at ANI 2011-04-14 Indefinite
Tyw7 Topic Ban Banned from uploading non-free images ANI discussion 2011-05-16 Indefinite
Wikid77 Topic ban banned from all edits relating to the Murder of Meredith Kercher "indefinitely topic-banned by the community from all edits related to the Murder of Meredith Kercher affair. This is to be broadly construed, i.e. covering all persons and institutions related to the case, and it covers both article and talk edits" [5] [6] 2011-06-04 Indefinite
Dolovis Page move ban Banned from moving any pages. Should Dolovis need a page to be moved, it is to be requested at WP:RM. If there is consensus for the move, another editor will perform the move. Proposed on 12 July 2011 at ANI, enacted per unanimous consensus on 13 July (ANI, 07:40, 13 July 2011). Dolovis has been notified of the ban. This restriction was amended on 08.10.2011 to only cover pages with titles containing diacritics. 2011-07-13 Indefinite
Circuit dreamer Topic ban 1.Circuit Dreamer is banned from editing all electronics articles, broadly construed 2. Circuit Dreamer is banned from editing talk pages associated with above. Per ANI community discussion enacted Aug 17, 2011 2011-08-17 Indefinite
Joefaust Topic ban Indefinitely topic banned from pages related to paragliding and hang gliding. ANI discussion 2011-10-26 Indefinite
Dolovis Topic ban "For obvious and repeated gaming of the system, User:Dolovis is indefinitely banned from 'moving, redirecting/making diacritic related redirects, or otherwise changing titles of articles that have diacritics in the titles', broadly construed." Per consensus at AN/I, January 5, 2012. Clarification of broadly construed provided by closing admin on request of Dolovis is here. 2012-01-05 Indefinite
Yogesh Khandke Topic ban banned from making any edits on the subjects of colonialism and Indian history, widely construed [7] [8] 2012-04-04 Indefinite
BruceGrubb topic ban banned from all fringe theory edits per AN discussion 2012-06-01? Indefinite
topic ban banned from all Christianity-related edits per AN discussion 2012-05-05 Indefinite
Pigsonthewing Topic Ban User:Pigsonthewing is banned by the community from the FA of the day and any articles nominated or scheduled as FA of the day. Per ANI discussion 2012-08-17 Indefinite
IjonTichyIjonTichy Topic ban Text Per ANI discussion 2012-08-23 Indefinite
Alan Liefting Topic ban Alan Liefting may not make any category-related edits outside of mainspace until and unless this topic ban is lifted. Per community consensus at the Administrators' Noticeboard 2012-10-17 Indefinite
Novaseminary and 2602:304:5EA1:52A9:
CC27:F942:1C73:3E49 (et alia)
Topic ban Novaseminary and IP editor 2602:304:5EA1:52A9:CC27:F942:1C73:3E49 (et alia) must refrain from editing Douglas Tait (stuntman). Per community consensus at the Administrators' Noticeboard 2012-10-19 Indefinite
Tristan noir Interaction ban and topic ban Tristan is topic-banned from Japanese literature, broadly construed. [9], rewording AN discussion, lifting IBAN 2013-02-10 Indefinite
Article editor Topic ban "[Article editor] may not create or retarget any redirect outside [their] user or user talk space. [Article editor] propose the creation, retargetting or deletion of redirects at the appropriate venue provided [they] advertise these discussions, but [they] may not initiate more than five proposals in any 24 hours and [they] may not implement the consensus of these discussions. [Article editor] may contribute to an unlimited number of existing discussions about redirects regardless of who started them. [Article editor is] allowed to categorise redirects and tag their talk pages for wikiprojects."
note this is a summary of a very detailed set of restrictions, see [10] for the precise wording.
Imposed per [11] and subsequent sections. Please notify user:Thryduulf (who drafted the restrictions) if scope is queried or clarification required. 2013-01-03? Indefinite
Apteva Topic ban Apteva is topic banned indefinitely from modifying or discussing the use of dashes, hyphens, or similar types of punctuation, broadly construed, including but not limited to at the manual of style and any requested move discussion, and from advocating against the MOS being applicable to article titles. Apteva may appeal these restrictions by filing at the administrators' noticeboard after a reasonable amount of time has passed. Violation of this ban may be reported at the incident noticeboard and may result in a block from any uninvolved administrator. Per discussion at WP:AN: [12]; bold clarifying phrase added by WP:AE at [13]. 2013-01-06 Indefinite
Topic ban Apteva is topic banned from proposing the removal of his existing restrictions, at any Wikipedia venue, until 31st January 2014, and is limited to one appeal every six months after that. Violations of this ban are to be met with sharply escalating blocks. Per discussion at WP:AN: [14] 2013-07-31 Indefinite
Deicas Topic ban Deicas is hereby topic-banned from the Paul Krugman article and related subjects broadly construed. Per discussion at WP:ANI: [15] 2013-01-21 Indefinite
Immortale and Arydberg Topic ban Immortale and Arydberg are hereby topic-banned from all material related to aspartame and artificial sweeteners, until they can convince the community that they are capable of editing constructively on these topics. ANI discussion 2013-01-26 Indefinite
Byelf2007 Topic ban Byelf2007 is indefinitely prohibited from editing any page related to economics, broadly construed (official notice). Per AN discussion 2013-04-03 Indefinite
Laurel Lodged Topic ban Laurel Lodged is placed under an editing restriction from adding, removing or altering the names or significance of Irish counties, whether historical or contemporary; administrative or traditional. This restriction applies to all namespaces but does not prevent Laurel Lodged from participating in or initiating talk-page discussions with respect to the names or significance of Irish counties. The restriction will be recorded at Wikipedia:Editing restrictions and may be removed by any administrator at Laurel Lodged's request after a period of 6 months. Per ANI decision 2013-06-20 Indefinite
Can be removed after 2013-12-20.
KhabarNegar Topic ban KhabarNegar is restricted from editing any articles related to politics (that includes all articles about countries and religious groups), or the Talk pages of those articles. However, KhabarNegar may discuss those topics on the User Talk pages of individual editors, and KhabarNegar is also free to revert obvious vandalism. If KhabarNegar wishes to edit medical content in English, Doc James has offered to provide guidance to help avoid plagiarism and sourcing issues. Original ANI discussion resulting in indef by User:Dennis Brown here. Per unblock conditions as agreed to on KhabarNegar's User talk page. 2013-06-19 Indefinite but may apply to have restrictions lifted after 2013-12-19
Damorbel Topic ban Damorbel is indefinitely topic banned from all edits related to thermodynamics, broadly construed. Per this discussion at WP:AN 2013-07-24 Indefinite
May be reviewed after 2014-01-24.
Drgao and Erythema Topic ban Drgao and Erythema are indefinitely topic-banned from articles and talk pages within the realm of WP:MEDICINE. AN/I discussion 2013-07-29 Indefinite
Hkettani Topic ban Hkettani has been banned per community consensus, from making any edits citing, referencing or linking his own research in article space. If he wishes such material to be included in articles, he must instead propose it on the relevant article talk page to seek consensus and he must clearly reveal his personal involvement. Any failure to abide by these restrictions, and/or any further disruptive editing in any namespace (including unfounded accusations against other editors) will be met with an indefinite block. The topic ban will become effective once Hkettani has been informed on his user talk page. The duration of this ban is indefinite but not necessarily infinite. It will not be lifted should Hkettani get unblocked in the [simultaneous] impersonation issue. ANI discussion 2013-11-25 Indefinite
SuzanneOlsson topic ban subject to a topic ban on all Roza Bal related edits, broadly construed on all pages on Wikipedia, with the exception of User talk:SuzanneOlsson. Suzanne Olsson is, however, allowed to make comments regarding her biography on Talk:Suzanne M. Olsson and on WP:BLPN ANI discussiontopic ban extension Indefinite
Sardanaphalus Editing restriction Sardanaphalus is indefinitely restricted from making any edits to the template namespace in the English Wikipedia with the following exceptions:
  • Template talk pages;
  • Templates sandboxes, test cases or other "non live" subtemplates used for testing;
  • Documentation pages, but only as a direct result of a change to a template's code requested by Sardanaphalus.
ANI discussion 2015-02-01 Indefinite
Lachlan Foley Editing restriction Indefinite prohibition from adding notability tags (broadly construed) to articles. Discussion on ANI 2015-02-01 Indefinite
Tumadoireacht Topic ban User:Tumadoireacht is indefinitely banned from editing circumcision-related article and their talk pages. User:Tumadoireacht is indefinitely banned from all editing or discussion relating to circumcision or any issue related to circumcision, broadly construed, on any page whatever. Closing statement at ANI & closing statement at AN. 2015-03-16 Indefinite
Magnolia677 and Alansohn Standard interaction ban "per mutual agreement of disputants, supported by near unanimous consent of uninvolved commentors. IBAN is formally enacted" ANI discussion 2015-04-18 Indefinite
Zhanzhao Restricted to one account user:Zhanzhao agrees to abide by a restriction to a single account. user:DanS76 blocked per WP:BROTHER. ANI thread 2015-04-17 Indefinite
DrChrissy Editing restriction user:DrChrissy is indefinitely topic banned from editing any biomedical articles. User:DrChrissy is topic banned from alternative medicine, broadly construed. To be clear, this includes alternative medicine for humans and animals, so Veterinary acupuncture does fall under the scope of this ban. Animal biology, behavior, health, and normal veterinary medicine does not fall under the scope of this ban so long as it does not intersect with alternative medicine. DrChrissy is also topic banned from human health and medicine, and WP:MEDRS related discussions, broadly construed. ANI thread; Close modified in subsequent ANI discussion; modified again on 3 Sep 2015 to clarify "broadly construed" for human medicine and MEDRS. 2015-04-19 Indefinite; may appeal in 6 months
EddieSegoura Unban conditions (editing restriction) The following conditions apply indefinitely:
  • You are restricted to using only the User:EddieSegoura account.
  • You are topic banned from "railroad switches", broadly construed, which expressly includes "exicornt"
  • Violations of either of the above conditions (and only those two) will result in the community site ban being automatically reinstated.
Ban appeal at AN 2015-05-22 Indefinite
Middayexpress Topic Ban User:Middayexpress is hereby topic banned (broadly) from all Somalia-related topics. Additionally, in order to effect a timely halt to any alleged sock or meat puppets that may be editing the pages, administrators may at their discretion adopt a WP:1RR policy on all Somalia-related topics to enforce this ban. This topic ban and 1RR policy shall be in effect until such time as community consensus or arbcom supersede this ANI thread. ANI Thread 2015-06-07 Indefinite (or until such time as community consensus or WP:ARBCOM rule otherwise.)
Hasteur and Technical 13 Interaction ban @Hasteur: wants an interaction ban, and @Technical 13: wants an interaction ban.... I hereby wave my magic wand, and *poof* there's an interaction ban. EFFECTIVE NOW. Enforceable by blocks. AN/I section 2015-01-26 Indefinite
Graphium Topic bans
  1. "You are topic banned from uploading any more media to Wikipedia or Commons. If you upload any more media before this topic ban is removed, you will be blocked indefinitely."
  2. "Graphium is topic banned from reviewing articles at WP:AFC. The ban does not extend to talk pages at AfC nor to undertaking mentorship discussions or tutoring in the area - in fact Graphium is strongly encouraged to do so."
[16] 2013-07-29 and 2013-08-02; reaffirmed following successful ban appeal 7 July 2015 Indefinite, may be appealed on or after 7 January 2016 or six months after most recent sanction for breaching topic ban (if any), whichever is later.
Rebelrick123 Page ban Page banned from History of WWE and its talkpage for persistent disruptive editing and edit warring. ANI thread 1, ANI thread 2 2015-07-21 Indefinite
RealDealBillMcNeal Page ban Page banned from History of WWE and its talkpage for persistent disruptive editing and edit warring. ANI thread 1, ANI thread 2 2015-07-21 Indefinite
Waenceslaus Topic ban "indefinitely topic-banned from all edits related to longevity, including both article edits and project discussions." ANI discussion 2015-08-15 Indefinite
Burst of unj Topic ban "Topic-banned from any page, in any namespace, related to Alan Kurdi." ANI discussion 2015-09-12 Indefinite
Boaxy Topic ban "Boaxy (talk · contribs) is hereby indefinitely topic banned (broadly) from all Sailor Moon articles on site." ANI discussion 2015-09-15 Indefinite
Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) Topic ban "Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk · contribs) is hereby expressly prohibited from using the "quote =" parameter of the citation template in any edit that he makes." ANI discussion 2015-09-20 Indefinite
John sargis and Panlis Topic ban User:John sargis and User:Panlis are hereby topic-banned from all articles related to Inclusive Democracy, broadly construed. ANI discussion 2015-09-22 Indefinite
Jonas Vinther Topic ban Indefinite topic ban on all articles concerning Nazi Germany, broadly construed. Closure of ANI discussion 2015-11-15 Indefinite
Professor JR "Consensus for a topic ban on Hilary Clinton, broadly construed--the latter because many contributors here indicate disruption is not limited to that area." Close of ANI discussion 2015-12-3 Indefinite
Ratel (who used Jabba the Hot for a time) Editing restriction Consensus is to unblock Ratel/Jabba the Hot, on the obvious condition that:
  • The user sticks to one account from now on;
  • He will be held to his voluntary TBAN from Aspartame, Matt Drudge, David Copperfield, and all climate change articles;
  • Also [he will be held to a] voluntary probation that allows uninvolved admins to TBAN him from any future BLP around which issues arise.
AN consensus to unblock with conditions, see also UTRS appeal #13154 2015-02-15 Indefinite
Bazaan Topic ban
  • Topic banned from all articles related to Bangladesh, broadly construed.
  • Limited to one account unless user demonstrates a clear need for a legitimate alternative account.
Administrator's noticeboard discussion 2016-02-05 Indefinite
Elvey Topic bans Elvey is...indefinitely banned from 1) discussing COI-related matters, broadly construed, and 2) commenting on or initiating SPI cases, which may be appealed at the appropriate venue in six months. ANI discussion close 2016-02-06 Indefinite, may appeal in six months.
Clairec78 Topic Ban Clairec78 (talk · contribs) is hereby indefinitely topic banned (broadly construed) from all articles about or concerning Mircea Itul and/or Mircua Itu. This topic ban is to be understood to include the creation or recreation of the the article in the article space, article draft space, or userspace on Wikipedia, or attempts to add this professor to any articles on Wikipedia. Due to concerns regarding Clairec78's comprehension of a topic ban, administrators are instructed to refrain from blocking and instead notify this user on her talk page of the specific infringement for which the user is being censored for the first 30 days of this topic ban's implementation. If the user persists in creating or recreating these articles in violation of the topic ban after initial 30 days administrators are directed to block the user at their discretion. This topic ban shall be in effect until such time as community consensus or ARBCOM rule otherwise. ANI closing 2016-03-17 Indefinite (or until such time as community consensus or ARBCOM rule otherwise)
SmithBlue Topic ban SmithBlue is hereby topic-banned from the topic of AIDS, broadly construed--so broadly that certainly articles like Brian Martin (social scientist) fall under it. The topic ban is indefinite and may be appealed a year from now. Tomorrow the sun will rise. ANI closure 2016-03-26 Indefinite; may be appealed a year from now
Pocketthis Topic ban Per community consensus, Pocketthis (talk · contribs) is indefinitely topic-banned from making edits related to religion, spirituality or faith, broadly construed ANI close 2016-04-02 Indefinite
Wikicology Topic ban Wikicology is indefinitely topic-banned from engaging in COI editing about himself ANI 2016-04-05 Indefinite
Chjoaygame Topic ban Chjoaygame has been banned per community consensus, from making any edits to quantum theory articles or their talk pages AN discussion 2016-04-13 Indefinite
Winkelvi and MaranoFan Interaction ban On balance there is consensus for a no-fault, two-way interaction ban between MaranoFan and Winkelvi. ANI close 2016-04-15 Indefinite
Hullaballoo Wolfowitz Interaction Ban Hullaballoo Wolfowitz is banned from interacting with SimonTrew. Hullaballoo Wolfowitz is also warned that further uncivil comments towards any editor will result in a block. ANI discussion 2016-05-15 Indefinite
DeFacto Topic ban Defacto is unbanned per WP:Standard offer and WP:ROPE.
  • Further disruption or failure to get the point will be grounds for an immediate block.
  • Defacto is indefinitely topic banned from metrication and units of measure, broadly construed, for all countries and all pages on Wikipedia including, but not at all limited to, talk and user talk pages. He may add measurements to articles he creates in compliance with the WP:MOS.
  • He is on a 1RR restriction on all areas of Wikipedia. The 1RR restriction absolutely applies to articles he creates. (removed following successful appeal on 2017-06-15)
  • DeFacto is also indefinitely restricted to 1 account and may not edit while logged out.

Each individual restriction may be appeals independently after 1 full year.

AN Discussion 2016-05-16 Indefinite
Stefanomione Topic ban Stefanomione has been topic banned from participation at WP:CFD and from creating or changing categories. Per community consensus in this ANI discussion. 2016-05-30 indefinite
EllenCT Topic ban EllenCT (talk · contribs) is indefinitely banned from the topic of economics, broadly construed. AN discussion 2016-06-23 Indefinite
Basketballfan12 Topic ban Basketballfan12 is indefinitely topic banned by the community from creating sports-related mainspace articles and templates, and from moving articles and templates to mainspace. They may use Drafts to create articles. They may appeal providing they can show they understand notability, and the creation of drafts for non-notable people would count against that appeal. AN discussion 2016-07-02 Indefinite
TH1980 Topic ban Indefinite topic ban from all articles related to Japan broadly construed. ANI discussion 2016-07-20 Indefinite
CurtisNaito Topic ban Indefinite topic ban from all articles related to Japan broadly construed. ANI discussion 2016-07-20 Indefinite
Jensbest Topic ban Jensbest is topic banned from the subject of Donald Trump, broadly construed. ANI discussion 2016-08-25 Indefinite
WilliamJE One way interaction ban WilliamJE may not comment on or interact with Nyttend. ANI discussion 2016-09-04 Indefinite
Charlotte135 Topic ban A one year community topic ban is enacted from all sex/gender-related editing for Charlotte135. This will also include sex/gender-related edits on topics not mainly about sex/gender (e.g., Suicide). AN discussion 2016-09-09 2017-09-09
Ranze Topic ban Ranze is indefinitely topic banned from wrestling articles, broadly construed, and from creating or editing redirects. ANI discussion 2016-09-13 Indefinite
User:EditorDownUnder One-way interaction ban EditorDownUnder is not to interact with Jytdog, following presentation of evidence of hounding and harassing on ANI ANI discussion 2016-09-15 Indefinite
User:Jed Stuart Topic ban The user is topic banned from all pages and discussions related to electronic harassment and/or conspiracy theories. Per this ANI discussion. 2016-09-18 Indefinite
Xtremedood Topic ban The user is topic banned from all pages and discussions on Religion broadly construed, and from all pages and discussions on India and Pakistan broadly construed. AN/I discussion. 2016-12-9 Indefinite
Appealable after no less than six months (2017-06-09)
Ag97 Topic ban The user is community banned from making edits regarding United States politics and conspiracy theories, broadly construed, for a period of one year. ANI discussion. 2016-12-12 2017-12-12
JasonCarswell Topic Ban JasonCarswell (talk · contribs) is hereby topic banned from all WP:FRINGE subjects, broadly construed, for a period of one year. This is to be understood to include all existing articles covering FRINGE material, as well as any attempts by the editor to start, edit, or otherwise contribute to FRINGE-related editing in the Draft and User spaces. This topic ban shall be in place for a period of one year, after which JasonCarswell may appeal the topic ban by petitioning for a review of his case at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents. ANI Discussion 2016-12-15 Indefinite, may apply to have restrictions lifted after 2017-12-15
Sk8erPrince Topic Ban Sk8erPrince (talk · contribs) is hereby topic banned from all deletion-related processes on site. This is understood to include all AFD, CSD, MFD, PROD, and Deletion Review processes on or related to articles, drafts, lists, categories, etc. as well any other established deletion processes or their associated talk page(s) on Wikipedia. The sole exception to this topic ban shall be in cases in which an article, list, category, etc, created by Sk8erPrince is listed for deletion, in which case Sk8erPrince will be permitted to cast a single !vote for keep or delete. This initial topic ban shall be in effect for a period of not less than six months and not more than one year. ANI Discussion 2016-12-15 Indefinite, may apply to have restrictions lifted after 2017-06-15
Mike V Administrator restriction Mike V (talk · contribs) is banned from taking administrative action against The Rambling Man (talk · contribs). AN discussion 2016-12-16 Indefinite
LesVegas Topic ban LesVegas is indefinitely topic banned from all pages related to Acupuncture, broadly construed. ANI thread 2016-12-17 Indefinite
Rjensen Editing restriction Rjensen is indefinitely restricted from removing or refactoring the talk page comments of other editors, with exceptions for minor/non-controversial changes ANI discussion 2016-12-20 Indefinite
UNSC Luke 1021 Topic ban UNSC Luke 1021 (talk · contribs) is topic banned by the community for six months for editing, voting or commenting on RfA, all RfA related policies, guidelines, advice pages, and their talk pages, broadly construed. Any breach of this topic ban can result in a block without warning. AN discussion 2016-12-22 2017-06-22
Carlos Danger Topic ban Carlos Danger (talk · contribs) is indefinitely topic banned by the community from editing articles on fossil fuels, climate, and climate change, broadly construed. AN discussion 2016-12-25 Indefinite
Jennepicfoundation Article ban Jennepicfoundation (talk · contribs) is indefinitely prohibited from making any direct edits at the article Alexandre Mars. She may, however, use the article's talk page Talk:Alexandre Mars to participate in discussions and to suggest that changes be made to the article by other editors. Any direct edits to the article page made by Jennepicfoundation will lead to an immediate indefinite block. ANI discussion 2016-12-28 Indefinite
Satt 2 Topic Ban Satt 2 is unbanned but banned from all things Georgia (Country) for a period of 12 mnths. Satt 2 is formally cautioned that a return to contentious editing will quickly see them blocked again Community consensus at this community discussion 2017-01-03 2018-01-02
Anmccaff Topic Ban Anmccaff is topic banned from any and all articles and talk page discussions relating to diets, broadly construed. Community consensus at this ANI discussion. 2017-01-08 Indefinite
AKS.9955 Editing Restriction Restriction from closing AFDs for six months. For clarity, this is until 9 July 2017. Please note that if they resume closing discussions after this without addressing the issues that created this concern then you can reasonably expect the restriction to be reimposed for a longer period. Community Consensus at ANI 2017-01-10 2017-07-09
Mwest55 Topic Ban Mwest55 is topic banned from any and all articles or talk page discussions relating to wind energy, broadly construed. Community consensus at this ANI discussion. 2017-02-04 Indefinite
Junosoon Article creation ban Junosoon is indefinitely banned from creating new articles, either directly or as drafts at WP:AFC. This ban may be appealed to AN after six months. Community consensus here. 2017-02-09 Indefinite
Darkknight2149 Topic ban on WP:COMICS There is consensus for a topic ban on COMICS for Darkknight. Whether this will resolve the issue depends on Darkknight. Hereby issued, for six months. Community consensus, see [17] 2017-02-13 2017-08-13
EthiopianHabesha Topic ban EthiopianHabesha is indefinitely topic-banned from edits relating to the Horn of Africa region, including any associated countries, ethnic or cultural groups. . Community consensus here. 2017-02-14 Indefinite
Johnpacklambert Topic ban Johnpacklambert is indefinitely banned from nominating any articles at WP:AFD to a maximum of ONE article in any given calendar day, determined by UTC. If JPL, wants to nominate a group of articles in one discussion, they must refrain from any further AFDs for the same number of days as the count of articles nominated. This restriction does not apply to nominating articles through WP:CSD or WP:PROD. Community consensus here. 2017-03-09 Indefinite
Vjmlhds Editing restrictions Vjmlhds is blocked for three months, ending 6 June 2017 after breaching voluntary civility restrictions. For three months following the expiration of their block they are on 0RR restriction, with a concurrent one-year requirement to adhere to reasonable levels of civility.. Community consensus here. 2017-06-06, end of 3-month block 3 months 0RR to 2017-09-06, civility to 2018-06-06
Probrooks Topic ban Probrooks is indefinitely topic banned from alternative medicine, broadly construed. Community consensus here. 2017-03-21 Indefinite
Winkelvi Editing restrictions Winkelvi is blocked for three months, ending 16 June 2017 for edit warring. Following the expiration of their block they are on an indefinite 0RR restriction, appealable in six months if no talk page bludgeoning has occurred. Community consensus here. 2017-06-16, end of 3-month block indefinite
SlitherioFan2016 Site ban The person using the account SlitherioFan2016 (talk · contribs) - their associated sockpuppets, and all of the IP addresses listed here - is hereby banned from making any edit, anywhere on Wikipedia, via any account or as an unregistered user, under any and all circumstances, indefinitely. This ban is subject to the standard offer, and may only be appealed to the Arbitration Committee prior to the offer's effective date (6 months after their last known attempt to evade their block). Community conesnsus found during this ANI discussion 2017-03-25 Indefinite
Beatley Topic ban Beatley (talk · contribs) is topic banned by the community from moving drafts affected by this cleanup effort to article space. ANI discussion 2017-04-23 Indefinite
GregJackP / Jytdog Interaction ban Users are subject to a mutual, 2-way interaction ban with one another ANI report 2017-04-26 Indefinite
Leprof 7272 Topic ban Leprof 7272 is banned from adding, removing, or editing any cleanup banner within any article. Community consensus at ANI 2017-04-30 Indefinite
Robertinventor Topic ban Robertinventor is banned from the topic area of Buddhism, broadly construed. Community consensus at ANI 2017-05-07 Indefinite. Appealable in six months
RXX-7979Ⅲ Topic ban RXX-7979Ⅲ is banned from editing about Japanese history and Japanese war crimes, under any account. Community consensus at ANI 2017-05-08 Indefinite
User:SimonTrew Topic ban Si Trew is indefinitely banned from Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion and all RfD-related pages, subpages and activities, broadly construed, and from nominating redirects for speedy deletion. This topic ban does not cover refining a redirect to point to a section of the page it already pointed to, nor does it cover other redirect-related edits such as tagging. Community consensus at ANI 2017-05-09 indefinite
User:PraiseTheShroom Topic ban User:PraiseTheShroom is topic banned from editing any page related to Argument from authority and from any discussion of the subject anywhere on Wikipedia, broadly construed. WP:ANI discussion here Indefinite. Appealable in six months.
User:Asilah1981 Topic ban User:Asilah1981 is topic banned from editing any page related to the Iberian Peninsula, broadly construed, and from editing any page related to the politics, broadly construed. This topic ban is to be in place until the community overturns the ban when it determines Asilah1981's participation in those topics would no longer result in disruption. WP:AN discussion [18] Indefinite.
JJBers and StephenTS42 Topic ban Both editors are topic banned from the article and talk page of Norwalk, Connecticut or from any edits that mention Norwalk, Connecticut, broadly construed, for a period of 6 months. ANI discussion 2017-06-10 2017-12-10
Magioladitis Topic ban Magioladitis is topic banned from initiating or participating in discussions concerning the amendment, removal, or replacement of WP:COSMETICBOT, or the in discussions concerning the impact of WP:COSMETICBOT on other bot operators (such as whether or not bot operators are allowed, or should be required, to perform WP:GENFIXES with their own bots, or theoretical bots which may be developped in the future). As an exception to this ban, he may make a single !vote with a short (<300 words) rationale if the discussion calls for !voting, and give single short replies (<300 words) to other editors when directly asked a question (1 reply per direct question).

Magioladitis may, in good faith, seek specific clarifications on how to interpret COSMETICBOT for his own bots and projects he is involved with (such as WP:CHECKWIKI), but may only do so on his bots' talk page, at the relevant project's talk page (such as WT:CHECKWIKI or an appropriate subpage), or at WP:BOTN. In other words, asking questions like "When is CW Error #02 considered a cosmetic edit?" or "Should CW Error #02's priority be lowered to 'Medium' or 'Low' important?" is fine, asking/arguing "WP:COSMETICBOT hampers our ability to do WP:CHECKWIKI fixes, how can we ammend/fix/ignore WP:COSMETICBOT?" is not.

As an additional exception, Magioladitis may continue to participate in any active discussion he has started from before the topic ban until its natural conclusion. He may not start new threads, subthreads, or unarchive old threads, and a discussion is considered concluded when the thread is archived, either by bot or by user

WP:AN discussion 2017-06-24 Indefinite

Voluntary[edit]

If you are looking for an older restriction and can't find it here, check the archive

User Type Sanction
(quoted verbatim)
Special enforcement details Start date Expiration date
Jytdog and CorporateM Voluntary interaction ban Jytdog: "CorporateM, I will not interact with you going forward, unless you ask me something."
CorporateM: "...I'm glad you agree right now the best thing for us to do is simply avoid each other."
ANI thread 2015-08-15 Indefinite

Arbitration discretionary sanctions log[edit]

From January 2015, sanctions imposed by an administrator in accordance with an arbitration discretionary sanctions remedy are recorded at the Wikipedia:Arbitration Committee/Discretionary sanctions/Log. This includes the discretionary sanctions authorized for biographies of living persons.

Final warnings / Unblock conditions[edit]

These warnings/sanctions are generally imposed by a single administrator in accordance with the policy on conditional unblocking. If you are looking for an older restriction and can't find it here, check the archive

User Type of Warning
(relevant policies / conditional unblock)
Warning
(quoted verbatim, or linked)
Special Enforcement Details
(for example, result of breaching restriction)
Issuing Editor(s) Date of Issue
(yyyy-mm-dd)
Expiry Date
(yyyy-mm-dd)
Eric WP:HOUNDING User:Eric is indefinitely banned from interacting with User:Edelseider. Failure to abide by this restriction will be met with escalating blocks Final warning User:Beeblebrox 2017-04-09 Indefinite
Iistal WP:BLP WP:Edit warring Conditional unblock with an indefinite topic ban from making edits related to a living person (diff) User:Callanecc 2016-09-20 Indefinite
BrunoMed WP:EW, WP:BATTLEGROUND Unblocked as per editor's agreement to the following unblock conditions:
  • An indefinite WP:topic ban on topics concerning Croatia and Croats;
  • not to ever use any other account or IP except this account.
conditional unblock Vanjagenije 2016-07-22 Indefinite
ProfKlickberg WP:COI, WP:PROMO Unblocked as per editor's agreement to the following unblock conditions:
  • A TBAN on all content relating to "Mathew Klickstein" (including but not limited to creating drafts, articles, adding mentions in other articles, and using published material directly or indirectly related to Mathew Klickstein as sources)

These do not have set expiry dates and as with any editing restriction, they can be appealed on WP:AN after a reasonable time. (...)

conditional unblock Mkdw, Tokyogirl79 2016-02-29
(can be appealed on WP:AN after a reasonable time)
Indefinite
Nadirali WP:COPYVIO, WP:NFC I am unblocking you under the following conditions:
  • You are hereby topic banned from uploading images on Wikipedia indefinitely.
    • Should you wish to ask for this ban to be suspended, you may do so at WP:AN after not violating the ban for 1 year.
    • If you violate this ban, you will be blocked indefinitely and a siteban will be proposed at WP:ANI (considering your past actions).

Please take the proper precautions to ensure you do not violate this ban, and I hope you realize that we are being very generous to lift this block at all. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation. Coffee // have a cup // beans // 20:23, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

Original offer for conditional unblock by uninvolved admin Agreement on restrictions by user Granted Unblock Request Coffee 2016-02-24 Indefinite - (can be suspended upon user's request at WP:AN on 2017-02-24 if no violations have occurred)
Filipeuni WP:SPAM, WP:EXT "... make no edits related to Univision (broadly construed) in the WP:main namespace." Conditional unblock, diff Vanjagenije 2016-01-16 Indefinite
RGloucester WP:CIVIL, WP:EW, WP:TPO I am unblocking your account (after discussion with Drmies), as per your agreement to the following voluntary (but enforceable) unblock conditions:
  • A TBAN from the "Chairman/Chairperson" discussion and article
  • A TBAN from arguments related to the gender neutrality of nouns/pronouns

These do not have set expiry dates and as with any editing restriction, they can be appealed on WP:AN after a reasonable time. (...)

conditional unblock, see also UTRS appeal #13216 Salvidrim! 2015-02-20
(can be appealed on WP:AN after a reasonable time)
Indefinite
Orthodox2014 Conditional unblock "You are indefinitely topic-banned regarding Emmanuel Lemelson broadly construed". (agreement) May make an appeal to the community after 1 year. Vanjagenije 2016-09-03 Indefinite
Pablothepenguin WP:TBAN, conditional unblock As per the policy on conditional unblocks, I'm willing to unblock you if you accept the following restrictions:
  1. Your topic ban on "all editing on Scotland in relation to Great Britain/United Kingdom, broadly construed" is extended to indefinite. Note that indefinite is not infinite. You may make an appeal to the community after six months.
  2. Further violations of your topic ban will result in reinstatement of your indefinite block.

~ Rob13Talk 14:06, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

May make an appeal to the community after 6 months. BU Rob13 2016-11-24 Indefinite
Cesaree01 WP:REFSPAM, conditional unblock Based on our policy on conditional unblocks, I'm willing to unblock you if you agree to the following restrictions:
  1. You are topic banned from citing any reference which includes "Halil Tekiner" as an author or otherwise invested party (supervisor, etc.) in the mainspace. You are permitted to suggest such references on article talk pages, so long as you do not do so disruptively or in high volumes.
  2. You acknowledge that any future edits that give the appearance of reference spamming will result in an indefinite block.

These restrictions may be lifted at any administrator's discretion after six months without any violations. ~ Rob13Talk 13:27, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

May be lifted by any administrator after 6 months without any violations. BU Rob13 2016-12-01 Indefinite
Tanbircdq WP:SOCK, conditional unblock First, you are restricted to a single account indefinitely. This restriction may be lifted or modified by the community or by myself to allow another account to be used for some specific purpose. Note that this restriction bars you from even those use cases of alternate accounts that are typically considered legitimate (e.g. public-use accounts or bot accounts) unless the restriction is lifted or modified.
Second, for the next six months, any uninvolved administrator may re-block you at their discretion for any disruptive activities, up to and including an indefinite block. This more-or-less formalizes the reality for all standard offers; this is a last chance, and there are no warnings left to be had. ~ Rob13Talk 18:43, 29 March 2017 (UTC)
May be lifted by the community or the original unblocking administrator. BU Rob13 2017-03-29 Indefinite / 6 months