About your comments in this thread: The use of abusive names to belittle or humiliate another person is not acceptable on this wiki, in any way. Our forums are a lively place where things can get heated, I totally understand that, but calling someone a "jerk" is way over the line. Normally, I would just give you a warning, but I've counted the number of times you resorted to insults and it wasn't just one time, it was six:
1) "Some people actually still like this show and will defend it when you're a jerk"
2) "If you can't handle that, don't be a jerk"
3) "You were a jerk"
4) "You have been a jerk several times"
5) "You're a jerk"
6) "Nope. You're still a jerk"
Therefore, I have no choice but to block you for some time. You have been blocked for seven days; one day for each namecalling, plus one extra. Please learn from this.
I fully expected and, actually, intended to get myself banned, so I have no issue with that. However, I would like to respectfully recommend that you change your reasoning as to why I was banned. I would recommend:
Or maybe something about the fact that I don't regret this at all. I'm not sure how to phrase that one, though.
My reasoning being that jerk is not actually a name to belittle or humiliate; I didn't intend to use it abusively, either, but the dictionary definition ("contemptibly obnoxious person") could be taken that way. I meant to use it to point out his behavior in calling people morons (which is equally if not more abusive, belittling, and humiliating) and constantly stirring up arguments when people disagree with his opinions, as seen in that thread and this one (I think all of the messages on the latter were deleted, but I also think admins can see them, right?) Furthermore, he also called me a jerk, so by banning me for calling someone a jerk while not even reprimanding him after he called people jerk and moron seems a bit hypocritical.
I was going to give him a warning, but I see that Utter has already blocked him for a few days for forum violations, so it would be kind of superfluous now . As for the rest: I'm sorry, but you crossed the line by repeatedly calling him a jerk. My reasoning for blocking you stands firm.
About the comment that you added to Hook's article ("Hey, please read the comment policies (or the text right above the comment section.) This kind of thing isn't allowed."): Please note, that according to our policies, warnings are to be made by staff members. (The sole exception to this is any content that insults or slanders a user personally.) I appreciate that you're trying to help, but minimodding is not allowed. Please remember this in the future :-)
I wasn't trying to issue a warning, I was just informing him of a policy he missed before he ended up in enough trouble to get a warning. Hence why when he continued to make the same mistake, I didn't continue. I attempted to phrase it in a way that made that clear but re-reading it now I see that I didn't do that very well.
Out of sheer curiosity, though, do you happen to know why that policy was created? It seems a little weird and counter-productive to me to ban users from informing other users of their policy-breaking and I've never seen a similar policy on another wiki, so I'd like to have a better understanding of it so I'm less likely to accidentally break it (and possibly to suggest implementation of a similar rule on other wikis if the reason makes sense to me :P)
It's okay, I know you were just trying to help :-) As for your question: It is about overstepping authority, and is in fact a rule on many wikis. It is better to leave these things to staff, because different people say different things. If everyone was free to do it, we could reach a point where people don't know what rules to follow because so many different people say different things. We want to avoid that kind of situation.
Please note that this is a warning, it is not up for debate.
This comment, as I'm sure you already know, is absolutely inappropriate and will not be tolerated. If this kind of rudeness happens again, you will be blocked for a period of time. I know it can be frustrating to see the same suggestions repeatedly, (believe me, I know!) but not everyone is as familiar with the policies as others. It is no excuse to be rude, and if you find that a particular policy is "ridiculous and makes no sense", you are absolutely welcome to start a discussion about it.
I wasn't trying to come across as rude? I was expressing general exasperation, but not with the specific person. And I understand the point of the policy and by no means do I intend on requesting a change, but it does result in some weird examples (such as First Mate or Jekyll and Hyde's long-term naming of "Groundsman" and "Warden"). I did purposefully phrase my comment as snarky, but it was intended to be lighthearted and not an insult to anyone.
That may be true, but we have to remember that when communicating in text, all tone is lost. You may know you're joking, but the people reading it may not. This is something pretty much all of us have to keep in mind, myself included, so just try to be more mindful in the future of how others may take your comments.
Please don't do stuff like this:
Jasmine#WikiaArticleComments. That second comment of "...hellooooo?" is, for one, extremely rude and, for two, you posted it like ten minutes after the first. Being rude and impatient is not a good way to get the answers you're looking for, please keep that in mind. :)
About that revert about the book. Actually, I did explained you why I revert it. But it seems that I only began because now that I look back at it, it seems that I published it without the rest of my explanation x)
Mea culpa, I went too fast ^^
So, if I revert it, it is because you added a point saying that in the script of 112, the book was mentioned/supposed to appear or whatever. We don't need this trivia, for the simple reason that the book does appear in the opening scene of 112 ^^ Belle is holding it :) So no need to use the script for that, since the book does appear.
You see, that"s why ^^ But next time, ask me directly on my message wall ;)