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The Amharic (Ethiopian) language Wikipedia blocked an offensive username.
> "Names calling attention to your sexual behavior have never been allowed here in 15 years and aren't suddenly allowed in 2018"
Fae complains to wikimedia-l because the blocked username was QueerEcofeminist.
> An account block on the Amharic Wikipedia (am.wp) was flagged up yesterday on the WM LGBT+ Telegram discussion group
Reminder, every Wikipedian consistently denies that there is any such offsite communications group.
> After off-wiki discussion, the WMF Trust and Safety team has been approached for advice
How is this in any way a "Trust and Safety" issue unless "Trust and Safety" means something else?
Further discusson confirms that the block was for promoting homosexuality.
Codex Sinaiticus / Til Eulenspiegel, an admin with two accounts, blocked Teles as WP:NOTHERE for joining his wiki to do nothing but complain about the block, so MarcoAurelio revoked the the bureaucrat status that he had held for twelve years and opened a discussion for a global ban.
At present, the call for a global ban is supported by acagastya, Amory, AntiCompositeNumber, Atcovi, Az1568, Beeblebrox, Bellezzasolo, Bishonen, Boing! said Zebedee, Bradv, Cameron11598, Cohaf, Cullen328, Davey2010, Dax Bane, Doug Weller, Drmies, Guettarda, Hamster Sandwich, Hian, Jeske Couriano, JzG, LakesideMiners, Miniapolis, Mrschimpf, Mz7, NinjaRobotPirate, Krenair, Oshwah, Praxidicae, PlyrStar93, Rschen7754, Saederup92, Sandstein, StraussInTheHouse, stjn, stwalkerster, TheMesquito, TheSandDoctor, TonyBalloni, TropicalKitty, Vermont, and Winged Blades of Godric.