Banning a Wikiversity participant from editing does not disable a user's ability to edit any page. Banning should not be confused with blocking, though blocks may be used to enforce a ban.
Before proposing a ban[edit source]
If you are unable to resolve a conflict with another Wikiversity participant on your own, you may request community feedback at Wikiversity:Community Review. The Wikiversity community may as a result of reviewing your case decide that a ban is necessary to resolve the conflict.
When requesting a community review, you must provide links demonstrating the problem, links that show attempts to resolve the problem on your own, and a detailed description of how the edits or actions may violate official policies or guidelines, or harms Wikiversity and/or the Wikiversity community. You must also notify any users that you are discussing on their talk page, and notify any participants of the learning projects that could be effected by a community decision.
A ban is a community agreement that prohibits a person from editing one or more pages at Wikiversity for a specific duration of time. They should only be considered in the case where a user has become extremely disruptive to the community, and has shown themselves unwilling or unable to cease the disruptive behaviors.
How bans are imposed[edit source]
Bans are rare and important decisions that require the widest possible involvement of the community. Bans are proposed by creating a subpage on Wikiversity:Community Review, and announced on the Colloquium by starting a new page section of the form "Proposed ban of user:X", with a link to the CR page.
When proposing a ban, links must be provided to edits (meaning "diffs") made by the user who you propose to ban. These diffs should clearly show the following:
- A pattern of disruptive editing
- Efforts to convince the person to change their behavior
- Statements or actions by the person in question that establish that they are unwilling or unable to change their behavior
- Any prior custodian actions taken to curb the behavior.
The user who is proposed to be banned from editing must be informed on their user talk page, and allowed to participate in the community discussion of the ban. If the user is blocked from editing, it may be more convenient to hold the community discussion on the user's talk page, unless the user is continuing the disruptive behavior on that page.
A list of all imposed bans is kept at Wikiversity:Imposed bans along with a complete record of the community discussion that established consensus for the ban.
Note: Custodians have no special role to play in imposing bans at Wikiversity. Deciding on bans is a community function. Custodian tools may be used to enforce bans only after the community has made it's preference clear.
Enforcing bans[edit source]
During the specified duration of a ban, if a banned user edits a page that they are banned from editing the edits can be reverted.
If the community decides to impose a ban, the pages involved in the ban, the duration of the ban, and the people who are banned must be clearly stated. If the community decides that a person should be banned from editing all pages, a custodian may block the person for the duration of the ban citing "community ban" as the reason.
Bans at other Wikimedia projects[edit source]
Wikiversity participants who have been banned at other projects are welcome to participate constructively at Wikiversity, however if they are disruptive on Wikiversity in a manner following a pattern they established on another project, this history may be taken into account.