Category talk:Denied requests for unblock
|This category was nominated for deletion on 24 October 2009. The result of the discussion was keep.|
In my opinion this category should be deleted because it conflicts with Natural justice. Blocked users are inhibited over complaining about a block or explaining why they think a block was unfair if they risk being put into this category. Several of the users in this category are clear vandals who were making frivolous complaints about clearly reasonable blocks but at least one is a valuable contributor.
Each party to a proceeding is entitled to ask questions and contradict the evidence of the opposing party. 
Theoretically users can complain, ask questions and contradict the opposing parties but in practise there are lasting penalties. Justice is not seen to be done and users may lose confidence in the system.
- It isn't clear how use of this category to organise declined unblock requests would do anything to discourage someone from requesting that their account is unblocked. I don't see any injustice here. I've declined the speedy deletion request because this would probably need wider discussion at WV:RFD. Adambro 17:22, 24 October 2009 (UTC)
This category is linked to users' talk pages so the fact that they have been blocked and denied unblocking becomes public. Many users probably prefer to endure a block they consider unfair rather than risk perpetual public criticism in this way. Proxima Centauri 17:31, 24 October 2009 (UTC)