User talk:Another n00b

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Re: why you were blocked for a week

Hi, Another n00b. IFWiki has a zero-tolerance policy for spam, vandalism, and gibberish unrelated to interactive fiction. (See IFWiki:Vandalism. ) It doesn't matter if it's on a User page or not; I just have no patience with it at all, none, and normally I will block users indefinitely on a first offense. Normally, I don't give second chances. We just don't have the manpower to be lenient.

In your case, however, I had some small doubt that it was intentional spamming. It looked kinda innocent. Still, as far as I could tell, the page you created was completely unrelated to interactive fiction in any way, and as such, has no place on our wiki. And spammers are damned tricky, annoying, and persistent. So I deleted the page and blocked you for a week. If it makes you feel any better, you received the shortest ban I have ever given anyone since this wiki began. I figured that if you were legit, you'd return, and if you were a spammer, you wouldn't, since spammers tend not to return to an account they've abused. -- David Welbourn 13:00, 9 June 2011 (PDT)

Also, since you do now seem to be legit, I apologize for blocking you. Sorry about that, but I really can't stand spammers. -- David Welbourn 13:08, 9 June 2011 (PDT)

Ok, what you interpreted as spam, was actually a back-up of this, just for future reference and if my notepad save got deleted or removed. I really am sorry if I made a bad impression, I intend to do good. I hope we can forget the whole business and I have learned I shouldn't add stuff to userspace that isn't relevant to the topic of the wiki. - Another n00b 14:26, 9 June 2011 (PDT)