User talk:Levivich

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Thank you![edit]


I wanted to thank you for you support during my Arbcom. I have been shocked and hurt by the framing of the debate, the indolence of most of the Arbitrators in the face of the reprehensible behaviour of some of my accusers, while they scrutinised me with fierceness and hostility. In this environment, your remarks helped me to resist gaslighting and retain perspectives.

We have a shameful gender and race gap on Wikipedia, I do not know what should be done to close it but this was not it.

Than you again and good continuation! Rama (talk) 15:26, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

Rama, you're welcome and I'm sorry it all unfolded the way it did. I hope it doesn't stop you from volunteering here altogether. 15-year editors are a finite and dwindling but valuable resource, especially for noobs like me. I'm also not sure what should be done, but I think the answer is massive recruitment–convincing thousands of people to donate several hours every week. I think a "bigger tent" is the only thing that will lead to a more complete and better balanced encyclopedia. And I think the only way to achieve that level of recruitment is to make Wikipedia a safe and inviting place where editing makes people happy rather than angry. You know better than I how far we are from that goal and how much time and effort it's going to take to make it a reality, so we'll need all the help we can get. Levivich 02:53, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Notice of arbitration[edit]

You recently offered a statement in a request for arbitration. The Arbitration Committee has accepted that request for arbitration and an arbitration case has been opened at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Antisemitism in Poland. Evidence that you wish the arbitrators to consider should be added to the evidence subpage, at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Antisemitism in Poland/Evidence. Please add your evidence by June 23, 2019, which is when the evidence phase closes. You can also contribute to the case workshop subpage, Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Antisemitism in Poland/Workshop. For a guide to the arbitration process, see Wikipedia:Arbitration/Guide to arbitration. For the Arbitration Committee, – bradv🍁 15:06, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for doing the grunt work of opening the case, Brad. Levivich 05:51, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Written humor[edit]

First, I’m no one. Second, I have a strange hobby of reading talk pages of controversial topics as well as wiki pages regarding some of the internals of wiki. I don’t usually comment, but something u said prompted me to write. If u wish to respond my email is noted below.

You said,

“There's a difference, though, between appropriate and inappropriate humor–between laughing at someone and laughing with them–and the "good" kind of humor can be very effective in diffusing a tense situation.”

I agree with u. However, none of the things you mentioned above are at all clear outside of face-to-face, or at least a verbal phone call. Our written language lacks the emotional content/nuance to consistently and reliably convey it. Which I believe was central to the whole thing u guys were talking about.


Shannon @ McCoven. Com (remove spaces) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:16, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for your comment, Shannon. I agree with "consistently and reliably"–written humor, well done, is rare. (Re: this discussion at WT:AN) Levivich 05:51, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of Reversion Hires.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
This is for your valuable efforts for countering Vandalism and protecting Wikipedia from it's threats. I appreciate your effort. You are a defender of Wikipedia. Thank you. PATH SLOPU 16:51, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
Wow, thanks Path slopu! Levivich 20:17, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

A brownie for you![edit]

Brownie transparent.png I truly appreciate you signing my foolhardy attempt to cut through the noise. :D

I probably am going to be staying out of the rest of the drama for now, though. However, your voice is surprisingly lacking there. –MJLTalk 01:00, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Thank you MJL. I have less free time for WP these days, and it's all taken up just trying to keep up with all the recent events. I'm not sure what to think but I'll be interested to see what happens at the board meeting Friday. Levivich 06:27, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
[Thank you for the ping] Ah, dang that's unfortunate. Well, idk if you have the ability to use discord, but you're certainly free to join us over at WP:Discord for chats and stuff. You as well Danny!MJLTalk 06:39, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
@MJL: Sorry, but I don't use discord --DannyS712 (talk) 06:40, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
@DannyS712: Well it was worth a shot there. both of you are so mysterious.MJLTalk 06:43, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
LOL I love the floating text. I don't use discord either but I appreciate the invite. If anything, recent events have reinforced my belief in keeping all communications on-wiki. Levivich 06:50, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Update about a script you use[edit]

Hi Levivich. I'm DannyS712 (talk), and I wanted to send you a warning about a change I am making to a script, User:DannyS712/DiscussionCloser, that you currently import. If you are an administrator, feel free to ignore this message. For non-administrators, you should be advised that I am removing the script's automatic addition of {{nac}} to your closes. If you have relied on this to mark such closes for you, please remember to add {{nac}} yourself. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk)

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