Category talk:Blocked users

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Is this category ever used? If not we should start using it. Anybody willing to take care of it?Knife (talk) 20:05, 20 March 2007 (EDT)

Should this category include users who where blocked in the past but are not currently? User:Gofer

Currently blocked users, I guess.Knife (talk) 20:28, 20 March 2007 (EDT)

Only sysops can tag them.--Aipom_Banana_2.gif Aipom 424.png--

Currently blocked users go in this category. This does not apply to trolls/users blocked indefinitely. Only for temporary blocks. Phoenix Rider
Well, according to the example it can be used on users that have been blocked infinitely.Knife (talk) 21:27, 20 March 2007 (EDT)

Yes, it can, but there's really no point, since they most likely won't come back. Phoenix Rider 16:53, 22 March 2007 (EDT)

unless your name is peachycakes, although I think we've seen the last of her.Mada Mada Dane

I'm considering deleting this, due in no small part to the fact that we never use the tag/template.SaudyTalk!

The block template places the account in question on this list, however, it isn't being used (the template nor this list). That said, we currently only have two people that this applies to and that will change in due time. I will give this matter some time, but I think a delete would be best. -- Shyghost.PNGChrisShyghost.PNG 03:00, 7 June 2007 (EDT)

Theres WAYYY more people blocked than this... Should we remove it? Or, add this template to all the blocked users? Super-YoshiMust...eat...sig...Talk? C???

What is this link supposed to mean? I will help re-do this link if anyone wants me to. --Tatlolou 18:02, 11 November 2008 (EST)tatlolou

Shouldnt this category be "Blocked Users"? Other categories are capitalized that way. --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 11:29, 12 December 2009 (EST)

Yeah, it should. Fawfulfury65

A Word about Sockpuppetry[edit]

So the other day, I was talking with my friend, RosalinaIsMyTrueLove. And he said that you had banned him from the Wiki for Sockpuppetry.

First off, he was helping our friend, Rosalina'sSoulMate because SHE had been banned from the wiki and didn't want those warnings all over her talk page. So I think you should undo the block for RosalinaIsMyTrueLove.

Secondly, I want to make a point about Super Mario Wiki and sockpuppetry. On Wikipedia and other Wikis, even if you aren't a member, you can still edit the wiki and make some constructive changes to it. Here, though, without an account, you're hosed. So that's why a person creates an account, to be constructive. But when a person keeps making changes that are then undone, they get angry with the Wiki (Rosalina'sSoulMate was talking to me about this) and then they get bitter and resentful towards the users. I mean, if you keep trying to build a block tower and your friend keeps knocking it down, you're not going to be happy about that and you're going to be angry with them. And when people are blocked from the Wiki, they're not going to wait the (insert length of time here) for their account to be unblocked; they're going to make another account because the account creation block wears off after awhile. So sockpuppetry is just their way of saying 'I want to help you.' (or at least with Rosalina'sSoulMate). Now, some people DO deserve to be blocked for sockpuppetry like spammers, but I don't think people with similar names should be blocked or people who just like adding trivia or people who are fed up with the other users.

And if I get blocked for writing such a valid point, I shall make a YouTube video explaining the evils behind the scenes of this Wiki. Consider it. ~Why Bother

alright what i got from that was your friend tried to evade a ban by getting a new account. also your point is invalid since there is no reason to have more than one account unless you lose your first one Goomba's Shoe15 (talk)

How come it stil says he's blocked? Why Bother (talk)

Who Goomba's Shoe15 (talk)
RosalinaIsMyTrueLove Why Bother (talk)
Because if im not mistakin she was a user created to remove warnings from your other friends talk page which makes her a vandal and a sockpuppet Goomba's Shoe15 (talk)
No, no, NO! RosalinaIsMyTrueLove and Rosalina'sSoulMate are 2 different people. Rosalina'sSoulMate is a girl who got blocked and RosalinaIsMyTrueLove is a boy who was trying to help her clean up her talk page because she doesn't like having those as the only things on her talk page. RosalinaIsMyTrueLove was still available, so he tried to clean it up for her and he got busted. 2. Different. People.
Alright so he's just a vandal the point is that your friend tried to remove a warning which is against Mario wiki rules and has been treated as a vandal and a sockpuppet for removing valid warnings Goomba's Shoe15 (talk)

First off, it is against the rules to remove warnings from yours or anyone's talkpage. The warnings must always be there, unless they are appealed, of if the user is blocked infinitely (where the warnings would just be replaced with a block template).

If someone's edits are constantly getting undone, they need to control their anger and ask what is wrong with their edits. We do not undo edits simply to annoy people. We do it because we are making sure that only valid edits are kept. There is no reason to become bitter when your edits are being undone. It will get you nowhere. You must simply find out how to make a reasonable edit.

You also mentioned that if a user if blocked for a certain amount of time, they'll just make another sockpuppet instead of waiting for the block to expire. In some cases, that's true, but not always. Evading a ban will only get you in a worse position. Your block will then become even longer, and if you keep making sockpuppets, you'll soon become blocked forever. Sockpuppeting is not a way of saying that you want to help. If you're blocked, you're blocked for a reason, and you need some time off of the Wiki to think about your behavior. It's a punishment for bad behavior, and it keeps you from enjoying editing the Wiki.

We don't simply block people for having similar usernames. We have to check their IP, and if their IPs match, they are likely to be the same people. However, if the sockpuppet claims to be a completely different person, they can email an admin to unblock them.

I think I will consider unblocking RosalinaIsMyTrueLove. I hope this clears some stuff up. Fawfulfury65

We all live in the same house and use the same computer (well, technically, it's a laptop). Sorry for the confusion. Why Bother (talk)

Just a Stupid Question[edit]

Is it possible for one to block themselves? Obviously, I don't want to try for myself. ~Why Bother

The answer is no. Only sysops and patrollers have the power to ban users anyways, so it wouldn't be possible for you to attempt anyways.--UM3000 E-102 Gamma.png

An admin could block himself although it's frowned upon Goomba's Shoe15 (talk)
What's an admin or a sysop or a patroller? Are those the authorities who you see on all the blocked user pages?
Yes there the ones who block users and prolly do other things as well Goomba's Shoe15 (talk)

Is this Category Nessisary?[edit]

I mean, the list of recent blocked users can also be seen in the Special Pages in the Users and Rights section. Jigglypuff (talk) 00:54, 2 March 2018 (EST)

Reorganizing Categories[edit]

Can the blocked users whose name begin with numbers be in a category that ranges from 0-9 instead of just individual numbers? Wikipedia uses that system. Mari0fan100 (talk) 20:43, 21 January 2019 (EST)

Not sure if there's a way to set it up like that, unless we make a manual list from scratch. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 00:04, 22 January 2019 (EST)