Hi Camouflaged Mirage Welcome to WQ. Ottawahitech (talk) 17:47, 7 January 2021 (UTC)

@Ottawahitech: Glad to see you here, doing productive work :) Happy New Year (belated of course), and I am not that new here, is just no one welcomed me :( Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 17:51, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
I am not trying to pry, but I just saw your userpage where it says that you are " currently experiencing health issues" that may affect your ability to work on Meta. Just wondering if this is still the case since the notice has been on your page since June 2020. Cheers, Ottawahitech (talk) 19:32, 24 January 2021 (UTC)
Still valid. :( Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 15:13, 28 February 2021 (UTC)

Role of Stewards in the communityEdit

Hi Camouflaged Mirage

Due to the interest in Global blocks/locks at WQ I decided to check Meta:Steward requests/Global to see if it is true that Stewards merely rubberstamp requests for such blocks, so that the decision to block a user from all wmf-sites rests with one administrator. I saw that you filed a request for such a block earlier today and that the request was rubberstamped by Steward User:Wim b within 15 minutes. I personally find this astounding. How can a user lose access to all wmf-sites because of your say so? I don't really know you, but this type of system suggests that the community has no say at all? Am I wrong? Ottawahitech (talk) 19:48, 30 January 2021 (UTC)

Hi Ottawahitech, i've blocked this LTA 2h after the request, not in 15 minutes. In others request, like this i rejected the request. --Wim b 19:58, 30 January 2021 (UTC)
@Ottawahitech: The LTA is a known LTA and is globally banned user. The ban was enacted by an WMF Office Action on the 2018. Based on their contributions, I had deemed this user to be a sock of the foundation banned user. I am sure any meta sysop reviewing my action will agree with my conclusions. In this case, the community do not have a say as it's an office action via WMF. According to the terms of use which governs wikimedia, we cannot when we know they are a sock of banned user, continue to allow them to contribute, that will be against the Terms of Use of this project and globally. In addition, I don't think Wim b is rubberstamping my request, I am sure they had evaluated all the evidences before locking.
If you wish, you may email stewards@wikimedia.org to review Wim b lock of this particular account (as that is the only way). If you wish to contest my block and determinations, as you are blocked on meta, I will grant an exception. Tell me which sysop you trust on meta and post it here. I will then ask them to review the block if necessary. I will though, limit this to just one sysop, so have your pick. Thanks much. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 15:13, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
I don't even remember which account I was asking about above. I don't have any particular interest in individual cases. Other than User:Babe kebab my interest is academic in nature. I may post more on this topic later. Thanks for pinging me. Ottawahitech (talk) 17:43, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
Actually I do have a question concerning my current block on Meta, which I trust will not be construed by you as editing by proxy.
Here is my question: I just checked my status at Meta and confirmed that the block notice says I was blocked by User:Tks4Fish. However when I checked this user's page on meta I see it says:

I'm Tks4Fish, a steward, and sysop/checkuser/oversighter at the Portuguese Wikipedia.

However I cannot find any evidence that Tks4Fish has admin rights on Meta. Since you yourself is an admin on Meta would you care to comment? Thanks in advance, Ottawahitech (talk) 21:07, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
@Ottawahitech: See the message I left you on your meta talkpage. Thanks. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 18:51, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
I have 37 queued notifications at META waiting To be read, 10 of them are from you. Can you please provide a diff to the message you want me to read. Thanks in advance, Ottawahitech (talk) 03:16, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
@Ottawahitech: Most are asking you to substantiate / strike that allegation of outing, which you did not respond. Well, I was mentioning this but was now also moot as you had been re-blocked by a meta admin. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 11:20, 11 March 2021 (UTC)