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Final warning regarding duplicitous abuse of multiple accounts[edit source]

Hi Bukkit,

Regrettably, I've had to Yes check.svg lock your undisclosed alternate account, 29TB. The behavioural evidence was particularly compelling, with your requesting an IP block exemption. Indeed, this very act of doing so, with or without identifying Bukkit as your master account, was a serious breach of user accounts policy. However, you even agreed that only your main account, being Bukkit, shall request an IP block exemption of some sort. Given 29TB also repeated the same same pattern of editing in violation of Bukkit's local block, I contemplated locking your main account, but that seems a bit bureaucratic to require you to appeal and place you under a global user restriction.

Accordingly, you are now Yes check.svg indefinitely globally restricted from/to:

  1. Creating alternate accounts logged out. Any alternate accounts must be created while logged in to your main account, ideally on Meta Wiki; and,
  2. Using open proxies/VPNs/Tor on Miraheze, without prior consent from Stewards

As an aside, perhaps most troublingly, as 29TB, you apparently expressed interest in becoming an SRE MediaWiki Engineer volunteer, something you also expressed interest in as Bukkit. This lack of forthright disclosure for the most trusted role on Miraheze is particularly troubling.

Dmehus (talk) 20:08, 30 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Ack'd -- Cheers, Bukkit ( TalkAll Contribs ) 23:57, 9 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: when would a good time to appeal the restrictions? -- Cheers, Bukkit ( TalkAll Contribs ) 20:21, 18 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
When would you want to create accounts while logged out or use open proxies/VPN/TOR? Naleksuh (talk) 20:27, 18 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I’m actually contemplating locking my alts (except for my public account), but I’ll do TOR possibly within the next few months. -- Cheers, Bukkit ( TalkAll Contribs ) 20:30, 18 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Bukkit, thank you for the {{ping}}, which I've only seen just now by coincidence of clerking one of your self-requests for deletion. With regard to removal of the arguably minimal global user restrictions, given that this occurred only a few weeks ago, I would personally not be willing to consider a full removal of the restrictions requiring you to publicly log any alternate account creations while logged into your main account for a minimum of at least three (3) months. I don't think it's a significant hardship for you to create any alternate accounts you require for your purposes, ideally on Meta Wiki. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 00:19, 22 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Tip regarding Twinkle[edit source]

Hi Bukkit,

Noticing this edit, I thought I'd point out a potentially helpful tip regarding the Twinkle gadget. If you navigate to your Twinkle preferences, you actually have the option of disabling notifications to user talk pages of the original page creating user, if you wish. Alternatively, I believe you can also simply uncheck the box to notify a given user talk page when tagging a page for deletion (this is particularly helpful with nominating your own page creations for deletion).

Dmehus (talk) 00:25, 22 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Face-smile.svg Thank you, I forgot about how Twinkle works, since on WP I used RedWarn, and I rarely used Twinkle on Meta. -- Cheers, Bukkit ( TalkAll Contribs ) 00:41, 22 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
No problem. Do you go by the same username on English Wikipedia? I've never used RedWarn, but it looks quite decent. I don't personally use Twinkle, but do use BrandonXLF's Restorer user script. Dmehus (talk) 00:43, 22 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
On Wikipedia, I’m Bongo Cat -- Cheers, Bukkit ( TalkAll Contribs ) 00:48, 22 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Ah, cool. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 00:52, 22 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Question[edit source]

Hi Bukkit,

Looking through your main account's contributions, as well as those of your alternate account, I noticed that you have chiefly adopted using your alternate account and ceased using your main account, and was just wondering if you could share any insight on why that seems to be the case? Noting that your alternate account is named per the cross-platform convention that it is (a) to be used less than one's main account and (b) in locations that are considered less secure (i.e., Internet cafés [do those still exist?], public wifi hotspots, and airport lounges). Noting that the timestamp of the apparent switch to your alternate account was closely in line with the imposition of an indefinite global user restriction, my concern here would be with regarding to evade scrutiny. While your restriction did not limit you to using only one account, globally or on Meta Wiki, on Miraheze, as it only prohibited you from using VPNs/open proxies and to creating alternate accounts logged out or in an otherwise non-transparent process, if I were to get the sense that this were the case (i.e., to evade scrutiny), this restriction would be expanded.

Thank you for your understanding, and for your attention to this message. :)

Dmehus (talk) 16:57, 19 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I've been using my alt account recently during school-hours, however I have decided to make a new project whilst on a break, and I have not migrated it to my Bukkit account. The sudden change with accounts had nothing to do with avoiding scrutiny at all. Thank you for reach out to me regarding this apparent change of accounts, and I would like to wish you an amazing day. -- Cheers, Bukkit(Public) ( TalkContribs ) 17:14, 19 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Bukkit, thank you for your quick response. That is helpful. When you say you "decided to make a new project whilst on [...] break," is this something I can assist with you with, by transferring or adding any local rights originally assigned to your alternate account to your main account, so you can resume using your main account? Additonally, noting you've replied from your main account, would you mind replying from your main account to provide a confirmation edit, so I know you still have access? Dmehus (talk) 17:21, 19 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hello, thank you for asking, however my project is my alts global.js, and I can put it in my main. Again, thank you for asking. -- Cheers, Bukkit ( TalkAll Contribs ) 17:27, 19 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Face-smile.svg Thank you for the confirmation edit. Dmehus (talk) 17:28, 19 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]