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Vielen Dank. Siebrand 18:03, 27 May 2007 (UTC)
Dear user, it has been brought to my attention that you edit and reupload images by User:DavidShankbone. Unfortunately the attribution information self-made you provide on those images is incorrect. Please credit David Shankbone appropriately and clearly state that the pictures are derivative work. Furthermore please don't get to excited by the fact that david put his name in the filenames of the pictures. This is common and acceptable practice. --Dschwen 21:12, 27 May 2007 (UTC)
An olive branch
I'm writing to you to extend an olive branch. I probably don't need to tell you, but Wikipedia exists as non-profit so that the people, the community, can exchange information in attempt to bypass corporate control and interest in news and what is happening, and has happened. I am, indeed, proud of my contributions, but I include my name in the file names because I like to see who else is using my images, and how. For instance, mirror sites won't include, often, the licensing information but will include the file name, which is simply ripped off of the Wikipedia article. When people download the images for their own websites, they often keep the file name.
You may not know this, but your friend in Snohomish, Washington, has vandalized Wikipedia pages since January, has been blocked six times for such behavior, and just tonight was banned from Wikipedia for 8 months after an Arbitration Committee review of their behavior (the highest review available on Wikipedia). They have picked fights, removed vast amounts of information others have contributed, and insulted numerous editors. Since March--MARCH--they have focused almost solely on me; why, I do not know. Most people grow bored following a person and trying to bother them, but your friend has never wearied. You can see a VERY lengthy history (that excludes much of their recent behavior) on Wikipedia here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:DavidShankBone/IndefiniteBanForIP. You can see that ordinary users express excitement that your friend is now banned for EIGHT MONTHS. You can see on my Talk page high-level admins discussing how odd and improper your friends SIX MONTHS of vandalizing and trolling on Wikipedia has been. I will never understand the joy that your friend gets in hurting a website meant to allow people to not be corporate spoon-fed information, and I no longer care. I also will never understand their obsession with me.
But I do ask that you not allow yourself to be drawn into it. Please, let's call a truce. Enjoy yourself in Germany. It's summer! Have fun. Best, David. --DavidShankbone 05:32, 3 June 2007 (UTC)