Commons:Editing restrictions

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The Commons community may impose a number of different editing restrictions on users engaged in inappropriate behavior, usually through discussion at an administrator's noticeboard. Such restrictions may be revoked at the same venue by the community when the community believes that they are no longer necessary.

Users subject to restrictions should be formally notified on their user talk page when a restriction is recorded or amended here, to avoid any possible doubt that they are aware of the restrictions.

Note: this page is to assist the community with enforcement. Failure to list here does not invalidate any agreed restrictions.

Users subject to restrictions[edit]

User Type Sanction
(quoted verbatim)
Special enforcement details Link to discussion Starting date Appeal date Expiration date
Fred the Oyster Topic ban, account restriction Fred the Oyster is banned from editing COM:AN and its subpages. Where necessary (including starting new threads), he can contact any other editor to ask them to post for him. Fred the Oyster is restricted to using only that account. Failure to adhere to these restrictions and expected norms of behaviour on Commons may result in further blocks. If things go well in the presence of these restrictions then Fred could ask for them to be lifted after 3 months. Lifting would be subject to community discussion and consensus at COM:AN/U. [1] March 30, 2012 June 30, 2012 Indefinite
Ottava Rima Topic ban, account restriction Ottava Rima is banned from editing COM:AN and its subpages. Where necessary (including starting new threads), he can contact any other editor to ask them to post for him. Ottava Rima is restricted to using only that account. Failure to adhere to these restrictions and expected norms of behaviour on Commons may result in further blocks. If things go well in the presence of these restrictions then Ottava Rima could ask for them to be lifted after 3 months. Lifting would be subject to community discussion and consensus at COM:AN/U. [2] May 30, 2012 August 30, 2012  Indefinite
Patwintab upload rate limitations,upload restriction, account restriction They may not use any alternate accounts. They may upload a maximum of three images per week. All images they upload must be their own work. They must give a link to all online sites where they have previously published images they have uploaded. They will not reupload any previously deleted images. The restrictions last until any commons admin lifts them (whole or part) 3 February 4, 2013 Anytime Indefinite
Robotukas11 upload rate limitations,upload restriction, account restriction They may not use any alternate accounts. They may upload a maximum of three images per week. All images they upload must be their own work. They must give a link to all online sites where they have previously published images they have uploaded. They will not reupload any previously deleted images. The restrictions last until any commons admin lifts them (whole or part) 4 Feburary 7, 2013 Anytime Indefinite