::: I don't understand what homophobia is. Only homosexuals seem to know what it means when receive they militantly persecute anyone who dissents from them, with their firebrands and pitchforks. This is not an Amharic-translatable concept, it's not even proper English as it originated in recent decades as a homosexual slang term and no one else really knows what it means. If it means everything in human society that they want to destroy, I suppose it would be what we call not homophobia but "civilization" - thousands of years of it. [[አባል:Til Eulenspiegel|Til Eulenspiegel]] ([[አባል ውይይት:Til Eulenspiegel|talk]]) 01:59, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)
== Notice of removal of sysop and bureaucrat permissions ==
Hello. Using the sysop tools in a dispute while involved in it, to block editors you disagree with them, is a blatant abuse of the sysop tools. In order to protect the project and its editors from such abusive use of the sysop toolset, I have removed your sysop and bureaucrat permissions. Best regards, --[[አባል:MarcoAurelio|MarcoAurelio]] ([[አባል ውይይት:MarcoAurelio|talk]]) 01:10, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC:
:I rightfully blocked him, because he is only here to miltitate against our longstanding policy since 2005 against advocacy of homosexuality, which is deeply offensive to Ethiopian culture and a violation of the Ethiopian criminal code. He was making a disturbance and would force people to be unwillingly offended in the service of promoting homosexuality internationally. For you to unilaterally and whimsically remove my management of this wiki without any consensus discussion or process of appeal is the abuse of power and a disgusting disgrace. [[አባል:Til Eulenspiegel|Til Eulenspiegel]] ([[አባል ውይይት:Til Eulenspiegel|talk]]) 01:20, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)
:: [[User:Til Eulenspiegel|Til Eulenspiegel]] or [[User:Codex Sinaiticus|Codex Sinaiticus]], please provide a link to this project's policy with regard to ''"advocacy of homosexuality"'' being an instant block offence? Individuals making claims about what they think consensus on this project are, is not the same as providing evidence of consensus. From responses so far, and the apparent near absence of any articles on this project about homosexuality or LGBT+ history, is it reasonable to conclude that attempts to create articles on this topic to improve the Wikipedia would be treated as "advocacy of homosexuality"?
:: Please take on board that your complaint that your sysop rights were removed without consensus, or process of appeal, is factually incorrect. The action was taken with the justification of high level policies against abusive use of tools, which [[User:MarcoAurelio|MarcoAurelio]] can provide further links to if you are unaware of them. You are free to appeal, or indeed run a consensus vote to have these rights restored.
:: Ironically, [[User:QueerEcofeminist]] has not been allowed the same respect extended to yourself, instead [[User:Codex Sinaiticus|Codex Sinaiticus]] has denied access to their talk page to appeal the block for having the word "Queer" in their account name. The above block of the projects steward [[User:Teles|Teles]], when they were attempting to assist by asking in a civil fashion about the block, appears to be a coordinated use of sysop privileges actively to suppress discussion about this project's hostile approach to LGBT+ topics. Worryingly, this sets the Amharic Wikipedia community in conflict with WMF policies and stated values. For these reasons the way sysop rights are being used on this Wikipedia has drawn attention from the wider community, and our views as highly experienced Wikimedians, count here as much as they do on any other Wikimedia project we volunteer on, and should be responded to in good faith, factually and without hostility or harassment.
:: Thanks --[[አባል:Fæ|Fæ]] ([[አባል ውይይት:Fæ|talk]]) 02:25, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)▼
I was admin here from 2005. At that time homosexuality was also still considered a crime in the US, by the way. I don't know when wmf adopted this policy of abandoning neutrality and forcing their peculiar values on every language on the globe. But they have never paid me a penny for contributing anything here for free all those years, so I don't feel as if you own me and don't feel obliged to comply with your dictates. It should be known they have a policy of pushing large sums of money around back and forth for anything but contributing which must be voluntary work by the ones you want to do the work. [[User:Codex_Sinaiticus|ፈቃደ]] ([[User talk:Codex_Sinaiticus|ውይይት]]) 02:41, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)
:In 2003 the United States Supreme Court ruled that homosexuality, in short, is a constitutionally protected right. (Lawrence v. Texas) Regardless, blocking someone for their sexual orientation is quite far from neutral. [[አባል:Vermont|Vermont]] ([[አባል ውይይት:Vermont|talk]]) 02:50, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)
Sorry to crush your hopes Vermont, but you are not going to convince me of anything, ever! [[User:Codex_Sinaiticus|ፈቃደ]] ([[User talk:Codex_Sinaiticus|ውይይት]]) 03:01, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)
::: I do not speak for the WMF, never worked for them, nor have I ever been paid a penny for my contributions in any way. The community of volunteers takes part literally to do no more than improve the sum of human knowledge.
::: Regardless of the fact that homosexuality is a crime in Ethiopia, this is an irrelevant point as to whether volunteers are free to write about and discuss LGBT+ related topics on the Amharic Wikipedia or whether volunteers who identify as LGBT+ risk arbitrary blocks on this project because they are LGBT+. Writing an article is a ''neutral'' act of itself, as articles are intended to be neutral and fact based, not editorials that advocate a single point of view. For these reasons simply writing factual articles about homosexuality is not a crime under Ethiopian law.
::: If any administrator uses sysop tools to promote a personal political view, like believing homosexuals are "subhuman", rather than to support the creation and improvement of the encyclopaedia, then by definition they cannot be trusted with sysop tools. --[[አባል:Fæ|Fæ]] ([[አባል ውይይት:Fæ|talk]]) 03:06, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)
As I said that is what the majority in Ethiopia would think. But to make it clear, let me spell it out, you have ZERO CREDIBILITY with me now so you are rather wasting your time talking to me. [[User:Codex_Sinaiticus|ፈቃደ]] ([[User talk:Codex_Sinaiticus|ውይይት]]) 03:18, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)
It is not wrong to have certain political/religious views, but it is inappropriate to force them on others in this manner. I will also note the inflammatory racial terms used [https://am.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=%E1%8A%A0%E1%89%A3%E1%88%8D_%E1%8B%8D%E1%8B%AD%E1%8B%AD%E1%89%B5:Til_Eulenspiegel&oldid=343384 here], and this user's indefinite block on enwiki. Quite frankly, I think the desysop was long overdue. --'''[[User:Rschen7754|Rs]][[User talk:Rschen7754|chen]][[Special:Contributions/Rschen7754|7754]]''' 07:56, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC) ▲
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