Forum:Amount of time between block appeals

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This thread was archived on 11 February 2011 by ZamorakO_o.

After seeing Liquid telling Empots that he would need to wait "a certain amount of time" before his next block appeal, I realized that we have no guidelines to dictate how long someone should wait between each block appeal. Of course it wouldn't have to be exact, but without any general guidelines, one person may say a couple weeks and another may say a couple months. So, as you've probably guessed, I've created this proposal to come up with a general amount of time that blocked users are required to wait before appealing their block again.

What do you think? Andrew talk 04:29, January 29, 2011 (UTC)


Comment - I was thinking of at least a month... I'd use the same guidelines as we do for RfA candidates. It's more a judgment call than a strict line. It's a combination of the time elapsed and how much someone has changed. So, if he changes a lot in 2 weeks, why not? But, if he doesn't change at all in 2 months, then it's still not long enough. --LiquidTalk 04:31, January 29, 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, nothing needs to be too strict. I was using Empots as an example, though. I don't want this to turn into a discussion about him specifically. Andrew talk 04:32, January 29, 2011 (UTC)

Comment - A month or two seems good to me, it's not too short and not too long. ɳex undique 04:32, January 29, 2011 (UTC)

One year Anyone can see this guy is just going to keep trying to appeal his block over and over and over. I think after your first appeal, a year is proper. Anything less and we might as well unblock everyone now since that what will happen with the constant re-appeals over and over again. Maybe 6 months, but I really like 1 year. A month or two is a joke. We may as well not ban people if thats the route we take. Keep in mind they were banned/blocked for a reason. They earned that block/ban with their behavior. --Degenret01 04:41, January 29, 2011 (UTC)

No, they were blocked to prevent further abuse of their ability to edit. If there is no longer a possibility of abuse, then there is no reason for the block to stand. Ajraddatz 05:12, January 29, 2011 (UTC)
What? How would it be not possible for them to vandalise again if they are unblocked?--Degenret01 01:57, January 31, 2011 (UTC)

Variable - Start at one month, then increase it. 222 talk 04:59, January 29, 2011 (UTC)

Support increase from start of month - Start with a month, then double it if it fails, then if that fails, double it, and so on. Full Slayer Helmet! Evil1888 Talk A's L Dragon Platebody! 05:45, January 29, 2011 (UTC)

What evil said - It stops people from continuously requesting it and make them thing twice because they would have to wait even longer before requesting it again. Hunter cape (t).png Sentra246Blue hallowe'en mask.png 00:32, January 30, 2011 (UTC)

Comment - Personally, I think one month is a bit too short. We'd have people appealing their block 12 times every year if they really wanted to. That's 12 times a year that we'd all have to deal with a huge Yew Grove discussion that generates lots of drama (as block/unblock threads often do). Degen does have a point: they were blocked for a reason. I would think that waiting at least a few months, if not more, would be appropriate. Andrew talk 06:30, January 30, 2011 (UTC)

If you were referring to Evil's idea, the time increases each time - you would only get 4 appeals in the first year, and less in the coming years.

Support Eeeeeevil - Real Crazy 09:27, January 30, 2011 (UTC)

Comment - I like Evil's idea, though I do suggest that we put a cap on the maximum time between block appeals, such as six months or a year. --LiquidTalk 13:55, January 30, 2011 (UTC)

Support Evil - Sounds good. I also agree it should be capped at 6 months or so. --Aburnett(Talk)

Support - Per Evil. A month to start sounds fair. Suppa chuppa Talk 19:10, January 30, 2011 (UTC)

Support OVER 9000 YEARZ, I'd go so far as three months, to be honest, but the 2 months then doubling things sounds pretty good too. I think 1 month is a bit too little, though. Zaros symbol.pngChaos Monk Talk SignCoins 250.png 00:20, January 31, 2011 (UTC)

Support Evil's idea - Sounds fair to me. Mining cape.png The Last Pun Talk Aberrant Spectre Champion.png 02:01, January 31, 2011 (UTC)

Comment - be honest would anybody wait a year to come back to anything on the computer? if i got banned and it was anything more than months i would leave and find something else like it. lets say that the appeal gets stupided and some stubborn admin just blocks him again about 4-5 times... thats 2-4-8-16-32. anybody wanna wait 32 months for unblock? (P.S. how do you type bold?) hope my sig carries over forums... Lildragslayr 17:37, February 3, 2011 (UTC)

You can type in bold by putting the text between 3 apostrophes, like '''bold text'''. JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 19:07, February 3, 2011 (UTC)
Remember that quote marks don't work. So "'text'" won't work, but '''bold text''' will. JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 19:10, February 3, 2011 (UTC)
There would be a 6-month cap on the doubling. That's 1-2-4-6 (the 4 wouldn't be doubled due to the cap). Andrew talk 01:02, February 4, 2011 (UTC)

This request for closure is complete A user has requested closure for Amount of time between block appeals. Request complete. The reason given was: Obviously passed. Andrew talk 04:27, February 11, 2011 (UTC)

Closed - After a block appeal, a user must wait 1 month before submitting another one. After that it will increase in increments up to 6 months in length. The appeal wait time will be 1 month, 2 months, 4 months, and 6 months. svco4bY.png3Gf5N2F.png 04:58, February 11, 2011 (UTC)