User talk:WMFOffice

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Some baklava for you![edit]

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG Please could you take a break and stop lock users, I think the community would take care of this. The Photographer (talk) 20:00, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

Another baklava for you![edit]

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG Please could you take a break and stop it, I think the community would take care of this --The Photographer (talk) 23:37, 16 March 2016 (UTC)


Hi, It would be useful to know which user is this? This account nominated an image for featured pictures, and we are left with what to do now. Regards, Yann (talk) 14:20, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

The account is fairly well confirmed to be owned by the banned user Russavia. -- Wikimedia Foundation office (talk) 20:34, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

Deleting pages[edit]

Could you please stop using this account to delete images if you do not know how to do it correctly. You are deleting categories without removing links from existing subcategories, or handling the redlinks left on remaining image pages. Your actions are leaving a mess that would not be created if you asked existing volunteer Commons administrators to take a look at these mass deletions for you.

If you continue taking actions in such a clumsy away, without making effort to engage the Commons community in dialogue, I shall raise this account for attention on COM:AN as a misuse of rights by an anonymous WMF employee. Thanks -- (talk) 08:02, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Regardless of the intentions of WMF, and WMF's bans, content cannot be deleted with no consideration for the effect it may have. WMF cannot delete files and leave a mess for the rest of us to cleanup. WMF's actions are causing enough dispute, we don't need to add to the mess. Riley Huntley (talk) 08:15, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Even if the actions from this account are anonymous If there is ever a concern about an action from this account you can always reach out to myself or Maggie (Usually myself but obviously I would never wish to cut you off from my boss). I just checked the other contributions and saw 2 red linked categories (now removed by rollback) however wasn't able to find any subcategory links. If there is something I've missed please feel free to point it out both so that I can fix this instance and know how to find it in the future. @Riley Huntley: As I just said we are definetly willing to help, and if you see something we missed after something like this please feel free to point it out. We will always attempt to help clean up the consequences of our actions as much as we can however it is important to remember that the ultimate cause of the "mess" is not the actions but the banned user continuing to violate the terms of use and, even more dangerously, putting innocent photographers in the line of fire by trying to be their proxy. Jalexander-WMF (talk) 08:45, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

You fixed the example I had a link to, I'm not going to spend my unpaid volunteer time checking the rest. If you were interested in resolving the "root cause" you would have a proper dialogue with Russavia (yes, it's safe to use the account name), rather that continuing to treat him as if he were a convicted criminal and make threats against everyone else in the Community should we dare to talk to him. If Russavia has broken the law, then for goodness sake pass the evidence to his lawyer, who would advise him to shut up and find another hobby. Until then, this looks like you are obsessed with punishment and revenge, rather than assisting this project with improvement.

P.S. If you tot up the WMF employee hours burnt chasing and punishing Russavia, you could have paid for several days of excellent lawyer time for someone independently to give serious advice to Russavia based on whatever evidence of wrong doing you have. This might have resolved the issue within weeks, rather than the actions you have taken (incredibly) over the last two years attempting to hound him off the project. It's a *terrible* waste of charitable money creating pointless work for employees. -- (talk) 11:50, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

@ The foundation is not interested in actually supporting or helping the community (who actually collaborates and without using forced metrics) and thus lives in a kind of peace, WMF make money using our contributions and it's ok, however, in some point the separation between the community and WMF will end with the projects, and in fact the community is in decline. It's a matter of time for a much better alternative to Wikipedia or Commons will begin and in this moment, I'm not interested in reporting corruption (voluntary or by omission, bad decisions (Especially when you have people with serious emotive maturity issues commanding WMF programs.)...) within WMF and I have learned to accept that I could be blocked at any time for no reason. I come from a country in dictatorship and really this shit don't mean anything to me and I am here simply to collaborate and learn a coexistence with this necessary evil called WMF. Russavia began to report corruption publically and this began to annoy was course maybe Russavia possibly broke the law or not, however, this user started to be a stone in the shoe for WMF and at that time, any reason was enough to block him --The Photographer 20:16, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

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