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The chicken coop is for the avoidance, containment and resolution of cases of Headless Chicken Mode (HCM). Despite the name, this tends to be serious business.

This page can be used for reporting cases of administrative abuse (abuse of sysop or moderator abilities such as blocking, page deletion, or user rights management), general abuse (such as trolling, wandalism, and personal attacks), and conflicts which cannot be solved through normal talk page discussion (such as longstanding edit wars or article content disputes).

Please try to resolve conflicts with other editors directly through discussion on their user talk page before reporting them at the chicken coop. If you do report an editor's behaviour here, please leave a message on their talk page to alert them to this, so that they have a chance to discuss their actions here.

All editors are welcome to comment on the cases raised here, and to try to reach a consensus on any action to be taken. If no consensus can be reached, and the HCM seems to be escalating, moderators are expected to take some action. However, any serious or permanent solution, such as removal of rights or lengthy ban, requires a community vote here according to the guidelines laid out in our Community Standards.

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[edit] User:MadmanJohnson

Unilaterally deleted the Gamergate article, which struck me as a pretty clear-cut misuse of the tools, so I promoted him from sysop to regular user. I saw what seemed to be a loose cannon capable of doing more (unfunny) damage, but if I've overstepped, I'll willing to admit it. -Shtrominer (talk) 17:04, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

He's still showing as a sysop. I don't think user rights changes are working properly at the moment. ΨΣΔξΣΓΩΙÐWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 17:15, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
He deleted your talk page, as well as the article. He also blocked you for 3 days. The Gamergate article didn't call for a unilateral deletion: multiple established users expressed interest in its continued existence, a vote would have been appropriate.
It seems like removing his sysop rights was the right idea.--"Shut up, Brx." 18:21, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
+1 - David Gerard (talk) 18:50, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
This isn't the first time his sysop rights have been removed either, and the general consensus the first time was that it was the correct course of action. I'm not certain who restored his rights in the interim, but that was probably not a good idea. - Grant (talk) 18:52, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
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