User talk:Sperosdurell

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Welcoming and warning users[edit source]

Hi Sperosdurell,

I know you mean well, but I just wanted to drop you a quick note regarding a couple of things:

  1. Welcoming users. Please do not welcome users to Meta Wiki unless they have made editing contributions to Meta Wiki. The reason for this is rather simple, though wasn't obvious to me at first either: we have a lot of spam only accounts, alternate accounts, and even vandalism only accounts who never contribute to Meta Wiki. There is no need to welcome them to Meta Wiki for obvious reasons
  2. Warning users. Please do not warn users as a Meta administrator would. Additionally, do not warn them about potential Username Policy violations. If you have something to report regarding local vandalism or disruption, you can use Meta:Administrators' noticeboard, but you're strongly encouraged to use IRC in the #miraheze-cvt connect channel or to use Discord in the #general as it's much quicker and saves us having to respond to your report using wikitext markup. If you need to report a Username Policy violation, or a potential one rather, please see stewards' noticeboard, but again preference is to use #miraheze-cvt connect on IRC for the preceding reason

Thanks so much! :)

Cheers,
Dmehus (talk) 01:31, 19 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

K gotcha. Thnx. Sperosdurell (talk) 01:33, 19 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Okay, thank you. Dmehus (talk) 02:08, 19 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Reminder—Welcoming new users & promoting one's own wiki(s) in user talk namespace[edit source]

Hi Sperosdurell,

I have had to delete several user talk page creations where you, though with good intentions, welcomed new users who've not made any editing contributions to Meta Wiki. Though I thought my previous advice to you was quite clear, to which you agreed, I'll assume good-faith here and assume you thought that log actions counted as editing contributions. For greater and absolute clarity, they do not. An editing contribution is narrowly construed and defined as an edit to a page, not counting any blank page creations. A wiki request is a log action and should not be treated as an editing contribution for our purposes.

As well, on two or three of your user talk page creations, your sole purpose for welcoming new users to Meta Wiki was to promote your own wiki(s). This cannot continue as it is quite spammy.

Please do take care to avoid promoting your own wiki(s) or wiki(s) of others in user talk namespace on Meta Wiki. We have Gazetteer of wikis, Special:WikiDiscover, and #miraheze-offtopic connect on IRC and Discord for this purpose. Please also ensure you adhere to this reminder regarding welcoming users who've not made a narrowly construed editing contribution. Failure to heed this reminders may cause you to be indefinitely partially blocked on Meta Wiki in one or more namespaces, as appropriate, for disruption. Finally, for absolute clarity, as with the previous reminders on your previous account, these reminders are to you as a person, not to your account, and thus you are reminded of user accounts policy, a global policy to which all Mirahezians are bound, should you create any future accounts.

Thank you for your cooperation. :)

Cheers,
Dmehus (talk) 02:36, 5 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Understood. Sperosdurell (talk) 09:32, 5 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Am I going to be banned from requesting wikis like before? I surely hope not. Apologies. Sperosdurell (talk) 09:59, 5 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
No, but I do personally think you have enough wikis to focus on, both wikis that have been created or which you've adopted or are planning to adopt. Dmehus (talk) 12:35, 5 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Sperosdurell, have you so quickly forgotten this message from Dmehus regarding the promotion of your wikis on people's talk pages? --Raidarr (talk) 20:37, 31 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
You don't have to sound intimidating. You left the wiki all together anyway. But ill stop, k? Sperosdurell (talk) 21:12, 31 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I mean, if this is how you run things I certainly have now. But I wouldn't consider doing work on your main page with zero in it for me and then being gone for maybe a day at most as 'left all together'. As long as you're not planning on prodding more users completely unsolicited, this is as far as it needs to be in my opinion. --Raidarr (talk) 22:34, 31 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I gave you credit, you can think differently if you want. Bye. Sperosdurell (talk) 22:40, 31 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Apologies, but if I caused disruption sorry. Sperosdurell (talk) 22:42, 31 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Regarding your recent wiki requests[edit source]

Hello Sperosdurell,

I write to you regarding your various recent wiki requests. I will note that since June of this year, you have requested a whopping 9 wikis with 5 of them being made within the last week. While this would be fine if you maintained and contributed to them or at least had a nice number of meaningful articles, none of your wikis are active or have any meaningful content in them (in fact, 1 of them has an inactivity warning and 4 of them haven't had edits made in 30 days). For this reason, I strongly suggest you focus on your current wikis instead of creating more or finding a topic you'd really be interested in and requesting a wiki and then requesting all your other wikis be closed (that is, those that you're not interested in maintaining).

If you can't think of any interesting topics or you feel that you can't build a wiki up, I would suggest that you join a community instead. I know you're very well acquainted with the Gazetteer of wikis so why not find a topic you like and contribute to that wiki. I would also like to strongly discourage you from using alternative accounts to request new wikis as I suspect Krazog82 and Tatebmf are alternative accounts of yours due to similar patterns of behavior.

If you have any questions, leave me a message, thank you for your understanding! :) Agent Isai Talk to me! 22:46, 9 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I forgot my password for this account, I'm not a vandal ok? Sperosdurell (talk) 16:48, 14 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Of course not, I was just asking if those accounts were your alter egos. Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:17, 14 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry for jumping down your throat, I go off on people sometimes... Apologies. Sperosdurell (talk) 17:20, 14 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Sperosdurell I've just had to decline your very recent wiki request, as I've been seeing that everytime it gets accepted, you would abandon them afterwards. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 01:14, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I live in a group home 🏠 and suffer from ocd. Sorry for my behavior but this "wiki" will be six sentences before continued. Best. Sperosdurell (talk) 01:20, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
OCD or not, I'm afraid you will need to work on that... --Raidarr (talk) 08:25, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Got a new user visit already!!!
And yes, will do 😊 thanks. Sperosdurell (talk) 14:25, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]