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Heads up...[edit]

We've been moving a lot of material out of Category:Copy to Wikibooks... see Wikipedia:Transwiki_log/Articles_moved_from_here/en.wikibooks. It would be helpful if these were deleted or fixed so we can see what's left in the category.

Also, please don't do copy-paste transwikis now that we have import (there are some procedures involved with transwikis, and we'd rather it be done in house). If something urgently needs to be moved, it can be posted at b:WB:RFI. Thanks! --SB_Johnny|talk|books 00:28, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

Why were copy-paste transwikis ever being done? Doesn't that lose attributions, thus contravening the GFDL under which the material was contributed to Wikipedia in the first place? Carcharoth 01:00, 21 October 2006 (UTC)
Believe it or not, the import tool wasn't enabled until this week. Previous to that, the system was to either add a link to the diff that was copied, or the history was copy-pasted onto the talk page as plain text. I think the issue was with the potential for different users using the same name on 2 projects, but hopefully that will be put to rest soon with SUL. --SB_Johnny|talk|books 03:21, 21 October 2006 (UTC)
Um, would it be alright to just remove {{Copy to Wikibooks}} from these? I'm trying to keep track of what's already been imported (there's a backlog). --SB_Johnny|talk|books 16:39, 21 October 2006 (UTC)
I'm retagging these now with {{Copied to Wikibooks}} and {{Copied to Wikibooks Cookbook}}. These add the category Category:Articles copied to Wikibooks in need of cleanup. --SB_Johnny|talk|books 13:08, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Requesting consensus to unblock Mustafa Akalp[edit]

Hi all. For those of you who don't know already, Mustafa Akalp (talk · contribs) was recently blocked for RfA vote spamming. The block was later extended to indefinite, as there was somewhat of a consensus at WP:AN/I. Although what he did was wrong, I think it was too harsh of a punishment for a first offense. Furthermore, I doubt he will do similar things in the future. Most importantly, I believe that Mustafa is a good editor. He has contributed positively to numerous articles, most notably Imbros and Republic of Gumuljina. Therefore, I am requesting that we get some sort of consensus on his unblocking. I strongly support that we give him another chance. —Khoikhoi 18:22, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

Khoi, this guy tried to gun you down by the worst way possible. Don't shoot yourself in the foot, or at least give him some time off (at least a week, like) to think it over... -- Grafikm (AutoGRAF) 19:08, 21 October 2006 (UTC)
A quick glance appears to show that Mustafa Akalp was severely and nastily distruptive... because he didn't know that isn't how we do things. Which raises an interesting question about how far WP:AGF goes. If we AGF, then he should be unblocked. But if we work from his record, we must assume that he will break each one of Wikipedia's rules and guidelines, in ignorance, one at a time. We don't, for some reason, tend to look at whether a person's Wikipedia behaviour would be acceptable in Real Life. In this case, I don't think it would be. But this isn't Real Life, it's Wikipedia, and thus we should AGF.
And then watch his every edit, obviously. ЯEDVERS 19:24, 21 October 2006 (UTC)
The problem/reason for the block is that he would persistently refuse that what he did was wrong. He sincerely believes that what he did was acceptable. I had requested someone (maybe Baristarim) to explain to him why it was wrong in his own language, as his level of English probably dosn't help him understand. If Mustafa understands that what he did was wrong, and apologizes, then I (and I am sure the rest of users who consented in perma-blocking him) will agree unblocking him. •NikoSilver 19:39, 21 October 2006 (UTC)
Support that idea. If we can talk to him in a way he will understand then there's an AGF hope. If we can't, or the result isn't good for his RL thoughts, then he must remain gone. And I know that's WP:ABF, but, well... ЯEDVERS 19:49, 21 October 2006 (UTC)
Nearly everyone who screws up around here gets at least one second chance, even if he doesn't acknowledge that what he did was wrong. I would not want to see this user get the hammer because he does not have the right friends. On the other hand, I don't believe we should be overly generous with second chances. Thatcher131 04:45, 22 October 2006 (UTC)
Wait a second. He doesn't understand guidelines and he doesn't understand english. What's he doing on the English Wikipedia? I'd say we give him a week to learn the language, another to learn the rules, and then unblock him on probation. yandman 07:05, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
If you've ever tried learning a language, you probably know that it takes several years, not "a week". Whether that has any bearing on this fool's block duration... hmmm... tempting. —freak(talk) 12:07, Oct. 25, 2006 (UTC)

I suggested that myself first on WP:AN/I. Mustafa is IMO clearly not an (overly) radical Turkist. Heck, his first edit here was to move Chalki (Turkish island) to Chalki (Greek island) — (and he screwed badly, not realizing there are two Chalki islands, leaving double redirects all over the place). Yes, his votespamming was vitriolic; but the cure is simple—block him forever if he does that again. We don't block users forever for the first offense, and I think Khoikhoi's vote has more weight in this case. Duja 07:57, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Buy that man Duja a drink! Also, have someone explain to Mustafa why what he did was wrong in his own language! Heck, I hadn't realized it myself until recently, although what I had done was a lot more in-line (InShaneee may remember that). Please don't make me regret posting that WP:ANI incident in the first place! I never meant this guy should be permabanned. Keep in mind that you have made a Turkish user be defended by a Greek pov-pushing nationalist one! :-) •NikoSilver 09:34, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

This is simply a bad idea. The way I see it there's one less fanatic in wikipedia. Miskin 09:48, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

I believe we should be guided in this by those who have had more contact with him. He has strong opinions and can be aggressive in putting those opinions forward, but he is not a vandal or a fanatic, and some decent explanation of why edit wars are a bad idea might put him on the right road. He has acted like a bull in china shop but he could be a valuable editor. If Khoikhoi (as the offended party) is asking for his block to be lifted and somebody is willing to explain to him how things work, I can't see any reason to object - it's not as if we won't be watching him. Indef block him on the next offense. Yomanganitalk 10:25, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
Seconded. I've had previous dealings with Mustafa and have found him generally good-willing and prepared to learn, but of course quite strongly hampered in his interactions on Wikipedia by his rather poor command of English. The task of "mentoring" him should include discussing ways in which he can find useful tasks for himself on enwiki where this is less of a handicap. Trying to enforce his idea of NPOV language on ideologically sensitive issues is not really one of them. Fut.Perf. 14:04, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
Having discussed issues with Mustafa quite many times as well (and though in conflict most of those times), i also have to say that i agree with those here asking for giving him a second chance... Future Perfect at Sunrise is right: Mustafa edits in good will and he is willing to listen and/or to understand and to collaborate on the ground of improving articles. Personally, i am sure that if he knew that he was doing something wrong, he would never had done it. Also, have in mind that he is quite a new user, so, probably he did not know what happened in Khoikhoi's previous RfA... (the similarities with this is what i think played the major role in Mustafa's permablock). Obviously, he is gonna have this on his record, so, he much be extra careful from now on... But i think he deserves this second chance. Regards Hectorian 00:17, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

OK, I'll unblock him; I guess that whoever had to say anything on the subject already said it. I'll warn him about the "probation". Duja 12:52, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

If he doesn't think he did anything wrong, he'll just do it again once unblocked. We CANNOT let this guy back if he's blatantly not going to care about policy. --InShaneee 13:26, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
Is anybody who speaks Turkish and understands the spamming policy willing to mentor him? InShaneee's point is correct in terms of protecting him from being indef-blocked again! •NikoSilver 14:33, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

I have asked A.Garnet in his talk. •NikoSilver 12:00, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

He can't. Does anybody know anyone who could do it? •NikoSilver 09:55, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Unblock[edit]

  • Thanks for Users and Admin-users to support my unblock.
1-As I declared before,at the first moment of my action, I was not aware of the RFA rules. I stopped my messages immadiately, as soon as I red first warning message from Gwernol.I think, this is enough to represent my good faith.
2-My account blocked in 3 hours after first alert, to prevent the RFA any further spamming.I believe that it was not a good reason to block my account, since I stopped to send any further message.It would be more logical to wait/check if there would be any further attempt from my side. In this period no body contact with me, to explain the rules (to declare any evidence in 24 hours etc) or to ask if there is any support to my alleges etc.
3-After my account blocked,I sent some mails to some admins. These mails include only explanations of my messages to some users on RFA, not include any explanations on the evidences,hints etc. So, it is not suitable to use my mails as an evidence of accusation that I continue to blacken any body without any evidence.
4-After investigation the rules for RFA voting, I see that My attempt can be seen/accepted as spamming.(However, the rules are not so strict and there are some exceptions).
  • I am declaring that, I withdraw my alleges for Khoikhoi with all consequences.(At this moment. I have some oppinions on this matter. I will observe any further movements and I will decide ;I may transfer my allege with evidences to the proper/legal place in wikipedia or not.I think this a natural user right.)
5-Any definite crime has a definite punishment. In my case, there was a crime:"spamming" and a punishment:"block". No body/user has a right to insult,despise me, as I saw in the some User's message here.I think, I have right to require an excuse from these users for those words.

Regards to all who contributed in my case. Mustafa AkalpTC 08:28, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

You most certainly do not have the right to demand apologies from anyone, for any reason. --InShaneee 23:10, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

Long Live Chiang Kai-shek[edit]

Opinion requested: should Long Live Chiang Kai-shek (talk · contribs) be blocked as an inappropriate user name? (The user has also been POV-pushing.) --Nlu (talk) 10:47, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

Because of his username and the area that the user is editing (China related issues), he is likely to cause a lot of un-needed trouble and arguments with that username (and his POV pushing). Because of his low ammount of edits, I'd block the username, and ask him to create an account under another username (one not so inflammatory). Someone should also have a word with him about following WP:NPOV. Thε Halo Θ 11:58, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
Seems a very sensible proposal; potentially inflamatory usernames should be avoided.--Aldux 21:52, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

CSD assistance required[edit]

I'm firefighting at Category:Candidates for speedy deletion at the moment. I can't get past 125 articles and I have been working for an hour! Can one or more admins assist, please? (aeropagitica) 20:56, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

I'm there -- Samir धर्म 20:56, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for everyone's help! It's going down much faster now! (aeropagitica) 21:35, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

Back to 104! *panting for breath* - Aksi_great (talk) 21:43, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
Down to 69 now. Can anyone tell me why these numbers are changing so fast? - Aksi_great (talk) 21:46, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

Don't know, possibly new page/ recent change patrollers? Back to 106 now! (aeropagitica) 21:49, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

I don't think so many pages are being created. Also there are many articles like Junjo which don't have a speedy tag but still appear in the cat. How does that happen? - Aksi_great (talk) 21:53, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
Aha! I think I found the root of the problem. See this. Amazing vandalism. - Aksi_great (talk) 21:57, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
I have blocked User:Fast779 for a week for this vandalism of template:notability. It came after getting multiple warnings. I would like it if another admin reviewed the case and extend/shorten the block if appropriate. It is my first day as an admin! - Aksi_great (talk) 22:00, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
If there is generally lots of genuine CSD tagging, then obviously lots of people have decided to tag articles (check when they were created to see if it is mainly newly-created ones being nominated). If there is lots of dodgy CSD tagging, then someone might be having fun seeing if they can get lots of articles speedy deleted. If a person, or group of person, is creating lots of new articles that are then tagged with CSD, then consider investigating further and cutting the "fire" off at its source. If someone has decided to go and tag lots of articles that have been hanging around for several days or weeks, that's not really a fire that needs fighting. It doesn't matter if it takes a few more days to clear the backlog. ie. Look at who is doing the tagging, and who is doing the creation, to see if there is a pattern that would explain a surge in CSD numbers. Equally, it could just be a backlog because someone who normally does CSD stuff is away. Carcharoth 21:58, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
Update. And it seems that Aksi has found a reason! Always worth stopping to investigate when something doesn't seem quite right!! Carcharoth 21:58, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
Good show Aksi! Agree with indef that User:Pgk added -- Samir धर्म 22:02, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
Wow. That's definitely the sneakiest vandalism I've ever seen. Good catch, Aksi (and RockMFR, who did the reverting.) Picaroon9288 22:16, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
This sort of situation is why we have WP:HRT (though it may not be necessary for this particular template). --bainer (talk) 22:47, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
Admins may be better of New page patrolling and deleting on sight, as this is the source of most pages that end up in the CSD CAT.--Andeh 01:04, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
I'll start speedy deleting later today. Expect the backlog to be cleared, teehee. =) Nishkid64 03:42, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Backlog currently at ninety articles. (aeropagitica) 05:02, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Also, CAT:ORFU is backlogged several days. Alphachimp 05:12, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
Now, in the morning (US), we're still bloated like a tick, there. I suspect that we're getting a high school computer class running amok. We should take a moment to see the IP's that created the CSD's and see if we get a pattern. We had a lot coming from a British school a while ago. I noticed the backlog being invincible yesterday, too. We're getting a load of garbage, in addition to sneaky vandalism. Geogre 09:57, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Autoblocks and Autoblock tool question[edit]

Have others had recent problems with the autoblock finding tool? I received a Wikipedia e-mail from an editor inquiring about an autoblock message that was received related to a vandalism only account that I blocked on 2006-10-13. The e-mail message was sent at 25 Oct 2006 02:23:28 GMT, indicating that the autoblock was blocking an entire campus. When I use the autoblock tool - either entering the blockee's name or mine as blocker, search a time span of "all", I get no autoblocks back. Checking the IP addresses contributions list, I find a number of edits since the block date, up to 23 Oct. Shouldn't I be able to find the autoblock? — ERcheck (talk) 03:21, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

You should. Something is wacky with the toolserver. pschemp | talk 05:35, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

OOHoooh ooh, i figured it out. The toolserver name has been changed and our link goes to the old one. try this http://toolserver.org/~pgk/autoblock.php it worked for me for blocks older than the 22nd of october. pschemp | talk 05:47, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

That shoudn't make any difference, we only have one database so the frontend refers to the same database if run it from zedler or hemlock. What has happened though is tht through trying to reload the enwiki database dump on the toolserver we have had various database problems including some downtime. As such the script which maintains the data has been down. I've restarted it now. Just for future reference if you get a problem with the tool feel free to email me on drop me a not on my talk page. --pgk 06:23, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
As a side note, autoblocks expire after 24 hours so looking any further than that is usually pointless. --pgk 06:24, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
Yes thanks for that. Both addresses work now that you restarted the script. I don't know why hemlock worked when de didn't but it did for a while, which was weird. pschemp | talk 06:29, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. The reset seemed to worked. I showed the autoblock on 24 October 2006 (11 days after the original block). I was able to unblock the autoblock. (I do note that on Wikipedia:Autoblock, it indicates that sometimes indefinite blocks result in autoblocks happening many moons into the future.) — ERcheck (talk) 11:49, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Phantom autoblock[edit]

Could someone help User:LegitimateAndEvenCompelling out? He was blocked pending a name change, and now the block cannot seem to be lifted after the name was changed. I've tried unblocking the auto-block id's but it keeps on coming back, and the autoblock tool has no record of him. Conversation is here: User talk:LegitimateAndEvenCompelling. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. -- Avi 05:34, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

The autoblock tool doesn't see to be working right now, so there may be a record, but you can't see it. If the block has truly been lifted, his old name may still be blocked. The last time this happened to me, I had to get a dev to fix it. pschemp | talk 05:37, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. How do I do that for him? -- Avi 05:43, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Try this first. The toolserver name has been changed and our link goes to the old one. try this http://toolserver.org/~pgk/autoblock.php it worked for me for blocks older than the 22nd of october. pschemp | talk 05:47, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

There seemed to be a block on his old name, because it did not return an error when I tried to unblock it. So maybe that will work. Thanks! -- Avi 05:50, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

That was it! Problem solved. THANKS pschemp! -- Avi 05:54, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Happy to help. pschemp | talk 06:21, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

IP 82.114.95.5[edit]

82.114.95.5 (talk · contribs) removed large parts of the article on Prizren (diff.). He has previously done similar edits in Serbia (diff.) and Belgrade (diff.). - Evv 13:58, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Warn the user and report then to WP:AIV.--Andeh 15:39, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Deleted Revisions without Deletions Logged?[edit]

Admins, check out [1]. What's going on here? I'm seeing deleted revisions without any entries in the log. Alphachimp 14:50, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

It was a long time ago, there's probably been some kind of software change since then. Mangojuicetalk 15:09, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

moved from WP:AIV[edit]

I'm trying to edit Cell membrane and it says I have a 24 hour block on 152.163.100.202 (talk · contribs), someone should change the caption on that drawing, should read "Illustration of a lipid bilayer" the image is clearly from a cell bio text, yet the caption reads like a high school text book. No way to contact blocking admin, talk page is protected. I realize content editing isn't as important as stopping vandals, but someone should fix the caption, even if it isn't me--152.163.100.134 17:10, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

You should be able to edit again. You are editing from an AOL proxy server that changes IP addresses every few minutes, in fact the message you posted is from a different server than the one that was blocked. To release the block we need more information about it; the information should be provided (such as the block number or the user and reason). Thatcher131 21:26, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Fake Article Creation[edit]

Notjames116 (talk · contribs) created a fake article Acceleration point, just to see how fast it could be found out. I find this behavior unacceptable and a complete waste of time. Ratherhaveaheart 17:23, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

More eyes needed, please[edit]

Could I ask that some experienced folk drop by Guerrilla News Network, which has the potential to turn into a problem fairly quickly? Some folks have added a section to the article that is (to me) quite marginally sourced, there was a slow-moving edit war over it, and now one of the top folks at GNN has dropped in to start working on the article, adding a bunch of material that I think needs some parsing. Frankly, the whole article needs work. I've expressed some concerns on the talk page after stumbling into it from someplace else, and there's been some response, but I'm at a bit of a loss as to how to approach the numerous issues involved (and lacking in personal patience just now) - so, some added viewpoints would be much appreciated. Tony Fox (arf!) 18:15, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Never mind, I've engaged. My fireproof long underwear came back from the laundry last night, I should be okay. Tony Fox (arf!) 15:42, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

user:Imessurstuffup and user:Imessuup[edit]

Imessurstuffup (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · page moves · block user · block log) and Imessuup (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · page moves · block user · block log). No contribs from either account yet (likely the same person, as well), but usernames suggest possible vandalism. Thoughts? RadioKirk (u|t|c) 20:04, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Potential personal attacks, offensive content& Userpage abuse[edit]

Although until now I have not been directly involved with the current incident the edit disruptions caused by User:Cerebral Warrior and the ofensive content he posts have lead me to report the afair User:Cerebral Warrior seems to be blatantly pushing his POV on his Wikipedia edits, and takes a hostile tone when dealing with other editors, that may disagree with his perspective; accusing them of “support terrorism or Islamofascism” and frequently posting anti-Islamic messages on talkpages.[2] His talkpage itself has user boxes on it soley for the purpouse of atacking anothers religon full of the modern jargon of “Islamofacisim” [3], and with quotes such as News magazines don't kill people, Muslims do posted on it. Unfortunately due to the relatively formal appearance of this userboxes it may appear to the casual observer that Wikipedia supports his position this makes some action al the more important, any form of administrative intervention would be welcomed.Freepsbane 21:09, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Furthermore, the user in question has repeatedly tried to insert his rather biased POV into articles, adding "rogue state and a member of the axis of evil" to the article on North Korea several times, and stating on his talk page that all Muslims (With the possible exception of a lone peacenik) are out to kill innocent people. I've defended his userpage up to now mainly because there are better ways to deal with it than the mindless edit wars that were going on it; this is the better way. Let's deal with this now. I'd propose an RfArb if I didn't think it was a waste of the ArbCom's time. --Golbez 21:49, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
Despicable, I have blocked him for 48 hours and deleted his user page.--Konst.ableTalk 00:32, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
I have lifted the block now, as I think this would be better discussed rather than just blocking him which would just stall the discussion that he is in regarding this with another user. The most offensive statements that I saw were on other (non-Muslim) user talk pages and not on article talk pages. I think an RfC could be a good idea.--Konst.ableTalk 06:08, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
OK, I'm making a final formal request to Cerebral, on his talk page, asking him to accept the current version of his userpage: [4] and generally improve his behaviour. yandman 07:07, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Vandalism[edit]

I don't know much about the systems in place at wikipedia, so I'm not sure how to handle a small problem I noticed. I was looking for some basic info on mushroom and discovered a section had been replaced with an obscene line. I think I fixed the edit, but I noticed the person had made several recent changes in a similar style. I don't want to fix all of them, because I'm afraid I'll mess something up, but if someone wants to follow him around and fix things, go to the recent history for the "mushroom" article and it's the user at IP 65.96.215.5 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Raistlin212 (talkcontribs) 22:34, 25 October 2006

Thanks for wanting to help the encyclopedia out, and yes, you did "fix" the edit. See also help:reverting. I checked the the anon's other two edits, with one being more experimental-nonsenical and the other being obvious vandalism; both have been reverted already. If, once the vandal has been giving a full set of warning templates, they keep on vandalizing, you can report them to WP:AIV. Again, thanks. Picaroon9288 00:24, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

R&D 100[edit]

I was wondering if another admin could undelete R&D 100, which was prodded. I could go through the formal undeletion process, but I think that it would be a waste since the R&D 100 is very notable. Also, other articles deleted through prod have simply been undeleted upon objection. Major corporations, NASA and the U.S. DOE national laboratories often tout how many R&D 100s they get, and "R&D 100" gets 245,000 Google results (if you are wondering how many are unique, remember that the "unique results test" breaks down for large results and you'll only get about 400 to 800 unique results, even for words found in millions of pages, like "rock" or "computer"). The award has been around for 44 years and is one of the top awards, if not the top, for applied science breakthroughs. I wonder if the prod log is under-watched lately (I just checked and it's a category now). -- Kjkolb 04:26, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Contested PROD, so speedy undeleted. Titoxd(?!?) 04:31, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
Thanks, Titoxd. -- Kjkolb 08:07, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

AfD backlog?[edit]

I admit I haven't looked to see if there's a serious logjam right now, but I have an AfD discussion that is over 5 days old: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/AutoCAD Layers. Did this one just slip through the cracks or is it one of many unclosed after 5 days? Thanks. ju66l3r 04:47, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, Samir, for taking care of this AfD. ju66l3r 04:56, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
No probs, I listed it for transwiki on Wikibooks also -- Samir धर्म 05:04, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

The AFD on Notable YouTube memes is approximately nine days old. I think this woudl close at "no consensus"? Hbdragon88 05:23, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

WP:AFD/Old is currently at a six-day backlog (i.e. don't be surprised if you see an open AfD that's any less than 11 days old). I would call that serious, though less serious than I've seen it recently. --Sam Blanning(talk) 09:49, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

request for deletion possible?[edit]

I have received a request for deletion of personal information that seems to have been leaked User_talk:Gryffindor#Hi.21, is there anything possible that can be done? Gryffindor 18:33, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

I've removed the info from the history accessible to ordinary mortals. Administrators will still be able to see it: to obscure it from administrators you would need a developer's help, or a steward's (see Wikipedia:Oversight. - Nunh-huh 18:43, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

recreation of deleted article[edit]

Various socks keep recreating this article (I think this is the 4th or 5th version at this time. Is it possible to em.. salt the earth? (is that the right phrase?) --Charlesknight 21:33, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

(aeropagitica) salted it. --Coredesat 21:52, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

User:Vcaaweb[edit]

Hello, this account appears to be being used as an 'official' account for an organisation (see my comment on the talk page). Just wondering if this should be kept an eye on? pfctdayelise (translate?) 15:27, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Accounts shouldn't be used by more than one person, may need blocking. *Vcaaweb (talkcontribspage movesblock userblock log).--Andeh 15:38, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
Agreed. Role accounts are blocked by policy. A note to the user seems in order, and a suggestion that the users behind this ID establish accounts under their own identities, seems in order. So I left a message to that effect on the talk. If it's not replied to soon, a block (with a reference to the policy) seems in order. ++Lar: t/c 13:09, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

User:ZEC117 using a backslashing proxy.[edit]

Per this edit he's using a backslashing proxy while submitting bad faith AFD nom, impersonating editors, and causing general disruption. Can someone bag and tag (at least the proxy)? Torinir ( Ding my phone My support calls E-Support Options ) 23:53, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Dmcdevit already blocked the underlying proxy (WP:RFCU#ZEC117). —Cryptic 08:20, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Increasing impostor accounts on sister projects[edit]

Hello. I am a Wiktionary admin. I've notice an increase in impostor accounts of Wikipedia admins recently. Because rumors of "single user logon" (SUL) have been increasing lately, the "regular" Wiktionary vandals are making quite a run on well-known Wikipedia sysop names. I imagine the same is true on the other sister projects as well.

Wikipedia admins: please take a few minutes to create your accounts on the various sister projects. Please remember to update your own Special:Mypage here, indicating which accounts are not impostors.

--Connel MacKenzie - wikt 01:07, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

That's a good idea. Don't have to do every project, but it's no biggie to do say Wiktionary, the Commons, Wikisource and the other "biggies". --Woohookitty(meow) 11:39, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

User:Horde Zla[edit]

Can someone check this guy out? He is constantly enforcing POV on Vesna Pisarović, Vladimir Prelog and Ivana Miličević articles. If you check his contributions (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Contributions&target=Horde+Zla) you will see that the only thing he did so far is edit-warring and POV enforcing on those articles. I have also found his style of writing (check on his talk page -> User_talk:Horde_Zla) and communication extremely similar (identical in fact) to another earlier user who was banned and also used sockpuppets User:Hahahihihoho (his sockpuppet User:Thunderman). Observe Talk:Ivana Miličević and compare it with recent User:Horde Zla posts and you will see that they are identical, you will also notice that he enfoced his POV on those same articles with those accounts as well. I have reasonable doubt that this is the same person.--Factanista 14:47, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

I've blocked the account as a sock of Hahahihihoho. Thanks for the tip, Factanista, and if you come across any other obvious socks of Hahahihihoho, please report them on Suspected sock puppets and/or simply drop a line on my page, as I'm pretty familiar with his editing. Bishonen | talk 20:13, 27 October 2006 (UTC).

Annonamous user 216.195.203.194[edit]

Annonamous user 216.195.203.194 has been causing trouble (just check his contributions). Please do something about it. Thanks. Mr Rookles 15:31, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

He has been blocked for 24 hours. NCurse work 17:28, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

deletion of joe leste article[edit]

I hope this is the right place to put this. The article on Joe Leste was deleted as being "non-notable". While he may not be as notable as Eddie Van Halen, for example, I don't think he qualifies as NON-notable either. Gringo300 19:39, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Please see Wikipedia:Deletion review. Jkelly 19:45, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Could Someone Help Me Out with an Undeletion?[edit]

I am wondering if someone could briefly undelete User:WCityMike/monobook.js. It is admittedly for selfish reasons but is a small task; I'd like to use some of the monobook hacks I had there on a private MediaWiki installation I'm using as a notebook of sorts. If you're kind enough to do so, my thanks in advance. — Mike 20:28, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Done. The history is fully restored. Just tag it if you want it redeleted. -- Consumed Crustacean (talk) 20:33, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
My thanks. — Mike 20:35, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

An unlicensed illustration and edit warring[edit]

I've been railing against this eurocentric image for a long time. And as luck would have it, the edit warrior who originally inserted this image and claimed to have done it himself (no longer on record as having done so; the file history was changed) was, apparently, not on the up and up. The image is [[Image:Prognathism.jpg]]. I've happily expunged it from the article, but it needs to be deleted from the system. I contacted A.D.A.M., the project to which this image is attributed on the image page, about the limited, blatantly eurocentrist information on that website about prognathism -- and received the unexpected response that Wikipedia has no right to publish the image. The contact also responded that he recognized that the information, which -- like the eurocentrist version of the wikipedia article that keeps getting edit-warred back in -- is unpardonably inaccurate. Prognathism is not inherently a pathological condition; in fact, the majority of the peoples (mostly non-white) of the world have some degree of prognathism. However, the eurocentric version of the wiki article treats it, first and foremost, as an abnormal condition.

Yeah, yeah. I know all this is off-point, but I decided to make my case here one more time (since it's gotten absolutely no attention above under "Race baiting"). Someone needs to intervene to stop the blatantly eurocentrist version of the article from remaining in place. The edit warriors repeatedly have been invited to weigh in on the talk page before reverting a perfectly reasoned, balanced and accurate version -- and they repeatedly have refused to do so.

Anyway, here's a diff for the guy at A.D.A.M.'s comments about the copyright status of the eurocentric illustration.[5] Someone, please delete this image permanently. It's a copyright violation. deeceevoice 21:44, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

I deleted the image. I'll note that it is a common mistake to think that everything on a U.S. government website is in the public domain, when in fact much of the material is licensed for republication there but is still under copyright by the creator. Jkelly 21:52, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Yep. But I remember distinctly that when this image was first introduced, an edit-warring Wiki editor actually took credit for creating it. I don't know if that image ended up being deleted and was eventually replaced with this one -- but if so, the earlier image was a plagiarized version of this one. (Too bad there's no record of it now.) Anyway, thanks for taking care of the image. deeceevoice 22:30, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Plagiarism Detector Bot[edit]

Daniel Brandt has done us a huge favor with his Plagiarism Detector Bot ( http://www.wikipedia-watch.org/psamples.html), which scours our database, looking for key phrases that exist other than in Wikimirrors. I urge everyone to use this wonderful tool.

However, I do urge caution, since the bot doesn't recognize when large samples of text are public domain and hence I erroneously removed 90% of Charles Wheatstone, before realizing that the site Brandt's bot thought was the original source... had taken it from a book on Project Gutenberg (I have since replaced the material). DS 01:32, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Cute. It is good to know I will be able to do something while waiting for Wherebot to report suspected copyright violations. Thanks :-) -- ReyBrujo 01:40, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
Yes, I was thinking the same thing. :) Garion96 (talk) 02:14, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
First 19 lines are now clear.Geni 01:49, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
Actually it's not a bot, I think he actually ran 30,000 google searches by hand. At least that's the impression people got on Wikipedia Review. Anyway, I encourage people not to delete the articles wholesale, just remove the copyvio stuff, these all seem to be valid article topics and almost every one I looked at had at least enough non-copyvio text for a stub. --W.marsh 02:03, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
use selective delete to remove copyvio struff from history. It is a bot. Sure it had a fair bit of human supervision but it was a bot. So the challange is to build a better one (I can think of a few improvements).Geni 02:06, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
Ah now he's confirmed that it was a bot... initially he didn't say that. Anyway, it seems it's not as easy for him to run as he implied. Nevertheless it generates useful results for improving Wikipedia. --W.marsh 02:11, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
I can't figure out what is going on with Milton Bradley.Geni 02:16, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
dito Matteo RicciGeni 02:31, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

I've created a list at User:W.marsh/list so we can hopefully organize this ad hoc effort better. Shouldn't take much longer. --W.marsh 02:19, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Most of these seem to have been created years ago and are just not very frequently editted articles. We catch most stuff when Wherebot is up nowadays. --W.marsh 02:57, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Don't forget that a lot of websites steal Wikipedia's content without attribution, so what you may be deleting from here is actually the original and it's the other site that's a copyvio. --Cyde Weys 02:45, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Not run across one like that yet (except perhaps the problem ones I've mentioned above) a couple form PD sources on credited.Geni 02:52, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
Ok it happened assumeing the dates are correct Francis Cunningham was coppied from us.Geni 03:19, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
Hasn't a german journalist been fired because of copying and not citing the German Wikipedia? -- ReyBrujo 03:27, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
I don't think that is any of our concern. More importantly is figureing out where the text was coppied from (the intial version looks like a copyvio but I can't find it).Geni 03:33, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
That was called a "trivia". I believe we could contact the journalist and ask from where the information was picked. If from Wikipedia, we can request to quote us. If from another source, we know from where our version has been copied). -- ReyBrujo 03:46, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Two things, shouldn't the copyvio versions be deleted, instead of just reverting to the last sane version? Also, note that Jimbo modified the CSD:G12 criteria, now a blatant copyvio article can be tagged with {{db-copyvio}} at any time, not only in its first 48 hours. We may tag them as speedy instead of sending them to CP. Unless you want to wait for Jimbo's reply. More on this here -- ReyBrujo 02:59, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

I recently had a discussion about that. According to this old page and the instruction on WP:CP reverting is good enough. Perhaps it should be changed. That would mean lots of extra work though. Garion96 (talk) 03:12, 23 October 2006 (UTC)


  • Incidentally, the edit summary I'm using is "removed material as per Daniel Brandt's anti-plagiarism bot (thank you, Mr Brandt!)", which I feel is polite and considerate. I suggest that we all use it in this circumstance. DS 03:03, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
This should be handled through deletion rather than editing.Geni 03:04, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

We're down to just 4. But there's more work to do, people should create stubs for the articles that had to be deleted. --W.marsh 03:35, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Finnished except Francis Cunningham and Francis Cunningham where I'm not quite sure what coppied what.Geni 03:47, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

I removed the text from Georges Bizet (it was just 1.5 paragraphs) but couldn't find where it crept in. That's the last one left on the list I started. --W.marsh 03:49, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

This bot does not look at article history, and it effect has way too many false positives, like Henryk Sienkiewicz. Please always verify in the article history that the allegedly plagiarized text was copied in a single edit. If it wasn't, it's most likely copied the other way. Taw 19:19, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Precisely. This bot should be thought of as a way to detect instances where Wikipedia articles and external (non-mirror, non-clone, non-GFDL) websites have identical text. It is not detecting copyvios, and it is not detecting who did the copying. That requires a human to answer the question: "Did they copy from us, or did we copy from them?" That was the reason for the 48-hour limit in the first place. If that 48-hour rule is being discarded, then more care needs to be taken, especially if sections of articles are being detected, rather than whole articles. Carcharoth 21:04, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
Furthermore, imagine what will happen if someone finds that an article that they wrote 4 years ago has been deleted from here and is now claimed by another website that gives no attribution to Wikipedia? The system will have failed in a massive way. Carcharoth 21:11, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
The plurality of them were copy and pasted from Brittanica. I'm not too concerned about the feelings of the people who did that. Bizet apparently was swiped from Wikipedia without credit, but that's been fixed. --W.marsh 21:58, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
Removing the plagiarism so quickly was a job well done and the admins who did it deserve a pat on the back. But now we really need to go after those who inserted the copyvios, see what else they've been up to and take appropriate action. That's going to be a lot more work. Haukur 22:00, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Brandt spent days of careful work weeding out false positives before publishing his samples. So while you should always double check, I think we don't need to worry too much here about accidentally deleting good stuff. Haukur 21:42, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

I don't know if this comment is intended as a joke, but there are at least a couple copied from government and other websites which contain explicit grants of permission "for any purpose", etc. —Centrxtalk • 00:19, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
Direct, verbatim copying from an uncopyrighted source is not a copyright violation. The so-called "plagiarism bot" is not interested in copyright violations, but rather in plagiarism. However, direct copying from an uncopyrighted source, where attribution is lacking or inadequate, is still plagiarism. The cure in this case is to add an attribution to the article. You have plagiarism, on the one hand, and you have copyright violations on the other hand. Many times an article, or a series of sentences within an article, is guilty of both. Other times it isn't. One reason why this concept is so difficult to grasp is that Wikipedia's policies rarely mention plagiarism, and this has left editors confused. 68.91.88.245 14:33, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
Good point. Copying in PD text from the 1911 Britannica is not a copyright violation, but if you fail to attribute the 1911 Britannica when you first upload it, and continue to attribute the 1911 Britannica until the text is significantly rewritten, then that is plagiarism. Carcharoth 14:46, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
However plagiarism is not illegal per se so I'm less concernded about that.Geni 09:23, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Mere plagiarism is not a reason to delete anything. —Centrxtalk • 19:16, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

It likely means you have uncited claims which is problimatical.Geni 21:51, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Useful concept[edit]

All the above aside... Brandt seems to have found an effective method of locating long-standing copyright problems (along with false positives) in semi-obscure seldom edited articles. This seems like a good thing which we should examine and try to apply globally. Brandt claims to have checked 15,000 articles... which equates to about 1%. His list was focused on 'biographical info of pre 1900 individuals'... which logically is going to have a higher incidence of overlooked copyvios than more current information, but the same techniques could logically be applied to any article. How plausible would it be to build a bot to perform a scan of all articles and generate a list of suspect cases for review? --CBD 22:55, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

It's imposible for it to entirely be a bot, as most results returned would be false positives that would need experienced human review to sort out. We already have WP:SCV which should detect any new copyvios (and more help is always welcome there, we've probably identified at least 1,000 copyvios through it so far) but finding old stuff returns so many false positives from mirrors, people who've pasted articles to forums, blogs, etc. that it takes a ton of human effort to comb through the results generated by any search engine comparison results of finding copyvios. Thus far, ironically, Brandt has been the only person willing to devote that many hours to such a project. Plus, I imagine actually running 1.4 million+ probably involves a breach of Google/Yahoo/whoever's TOS somehow or other, unless you want to wait 1,400 days for the results (or whatever they cap the daily searches at). So it could be done, but there are some major obstacles to it. --W.marsh 23:40, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
Yes, Brandt somehow bypassed Google's '1000 per day' cap. Between that and himself violating copyright, by displaying all of the copyvios he found, Brandt really seems to have a poor grasp of the 'ethics' he ostensibly seeks to promote.
So it seems like our best bet may be to continue doing manual spot checks of suspect seeming articles. A huge project, on the lines of the 'missing encyclopedia articles' concept, might be a complete 'article review'. Get the list of current articles as of now and start going through them one by one for copyvios, obvious vandalism, WP:BLP problems, et cetera. Would take a long time... and likely need to be repeated periodically, but it is probably the direction we should be heading with the whole 'quality over quantity' change in focus. When stable versions are implemented (assuming they are along the lines of what has been discussed at the German Wikipedia) a project like this would be good for cleaning up all of our older articles to have a 'non vandalized version'. --CBD 11:40, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
Woudn't copying the source texts and the plagiarized texts on Wikipedia to expose copyvios count as fair use? Turnitin has another database that is full of copyvios which is probably protected by fair use to fiind plagiarism by students whose papers are run through it. (I found out about this service while I was researching what counts as plagiarism because I was assigned to grade a fellow student's paper in a peer grading system, and it looked like a plagiarized paper. My professor confirmed that it was a plagiarized paper in that incident.) Jesse Viviano 03:14, 28 October 2006 (UTC)
scans of databse dumps agaist know sources for people produceing copyvios would be a logical aproach.Geni 21:54, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

IP vandal on Homer, Odyssey, etc.[edit]

4.21.182.18 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · page moves · block user · block log) received a final warning, continues to vandalize (e.g. [6]), was reported on WP:AIV, not blocked. IP belongs to a school and is shared by many users. --Akhilleus (talk) 17:25, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Blocked for 1 week. This is the eighth time the IP has been blocked. BTW, what do other admins think about longer blocks for school IPs? After reading this IP's talk page and block history I'm inclined to think that schools are no different from anywhere else: if the teachers and librarians don't supervise adequately then they can't expect to continue receiving unfettered access. Durova 17:43, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

I re-add vandals to WP:AIV, even if an admin believes they shouldn't be blocked. And yes I know it says that you shouldn't re-add them, but admins are only human.--Andeh 18:12, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Follow-up - I had a couple of chats with the school district's IT folks. They've been very friendly and cooperative. I suggested that when they find the culprits they assign them to improve a Wikipedia article about local history under teacher supervision. This happens to be Plymouth, Massachusetts. :) Durova 05:15, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

Another serial plagiarizer[edit]

Almost all edits I've looked at by Duggie roy@hotmail.com (talk · contribs) are copied from various websites with no attribution. At least one was from NASA and public domain per the terms of their website, but most are from sites that claim a copyright. This editor seems to mean well and at least cleans up and formats his copy and pastes somewhat, but nevertheless he'd made about 150 edits and most to all seem to be plagiarism, including ones as far back as July of this year. I've deleted a handful of them and will eventually get them all dealt with, but more help is appreciated. --W.marsh 23:04, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

I'm going through some of them now, I haven't found a single edit of his that wasn't plagiarism in some way. Sometimes he changes around punctuation and some words, but it still remains an obvious derivative work.--Konst.ableTalk 23:45, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. I've done about 15-20 so far, a few weren't plagiarism apparently but most were.
Additionally, he says on my talk page that he won't do it any more... so now we should just have to deal with the existing ones. --W.marsh 23:48, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
Keep open to the possibility that it is a sock of the notorious plagiarizer Primetime (talk · contribs). He, too, would usually promise to stop when discovered. -Will Beback 02:20, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

A small issue at Wikipedia:Editor review[edit]

Two hours after creating his/her account, Hipster Beatnik (talk · contribs) requested an editor review for Rainbowwarrior1977 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · page moves · block user · block log), who apparently is indef blocked. Could an admin delete the review? I am informing this here in case someone wants to check Hipster Beatnik. Thanks. -- ReyBrujo 02:43, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

Review deleted, sock blocked.--Konst.ableTalk 06:23, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

Clear Water Academy[edit]

My idiot friends decided to add their phone number to the article in the title, and the Administration there found out. While the page has been reverted, the principal is still concerned that people will look at the history and find the person's phone number. Is there any way to take off the edits from the history on this page from user Pmichaelh? Dylanga 04:01, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

I deleted the information from the edit history and will leave a note for an oversight to cleanup the remnants. Are there any edits left? Cowman109Talk 04:11, 28 October 2006 (UTC)
Nope, no edits left... I am eternally in your debt! Thanks! Dylanga 04:23, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

Race-baiting[edit]

Have a look at the contributions of Rbaish (talk · contribs). Looks to me like nothing but a steady chain of race-baiting. So far, he may be staying (barely) within what is allowed, but he certainly seems to me to be riding the line. - Jmabel | Talk 05:29, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

He certainly has some POV, but I don't see racism. —Centrxtalk • 05:45, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
I don't see any violations of WP:CIVIL, WP:POINT, or other applicable policy. You might ask for references, but most of this user's edits are minor. Durova 15:43, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

I'll leave it to others to make their own judgments about whether the guy's a racist or not. I certainly have my own opinion on that. :p He certainly seems to be trying to provoke -- but he hasn't succeeded. The text he's proposed inserting into the article is outrageous on its face -- as is his "rationale." It doesn't begin to pass muster -- which is probably why he hasn't inserted it, despite the urging of another editor. deeceevoice 18:00, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Please post diffs of specific examples you consider outrageous. Durova 22:28, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
As I said, I think the guy's intentionally trying to provoke, but so far he hasn't succeeded. This is the text he's stated he intends to insert into the article[7] and my response.[8]

I don't see that anyone has even talked to him about the problem, which I see as a real problem in the making. User:Jmabel appropriately removed an inappropriate link twice, but didn't discuss it with the editor. User:Zoe|(talk) 03:16, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

A somewhat related matter[edit]

There is, however, a matter to be brought to your (meant collectively) attention, and that is the edit-warring of a "new" user, whom I believe to be a sockpuppet, of either User: CoYep or, more likely, of User:Justforasecond, the latter having, I understand, announced his departure from Wikipedia a while back. User:J jackson (also a "new" member and, IMO, even more suspect as a sockpuppet than User:Rbaish), while committing no wiki violation in so doing, has visited the talk page to egg on Rbaish in this matter[9] and repeatedly has block-reverted the article on Black supremacy to a highly and clearly purposely distorted, POV version.[10][11][12][13] The deliberate distortions of fact have been detailed on the article talk page, and while Jackson has found the time to encourage User:Rbaish's unfortunate proposed additions, he has refused to respond to the critique of his preferred version or explain his block reverts.[14] Yet, he continues to revert the text. Jackson has done precisely the same thing on Prognathism, reverting the article to an earlier, highly eurocentric -- and, IMO, racist -- treatment of the subject matter[15] and refused to discuss his repeated, serial block reverts on the talk page in response to an earlier discussion about the eurocentric slant of the article[16], or to my later detailed explanation of the changes I've made[17]. The same changes made by Jackson to Prognathism have been edit-warred repeatedly by an anonymous editor utilizing the same IP address.[18][19][20][21][22] deeceevoice 04:01, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
I've protected the page and recommended WP:RFC at Black supremacy. Left a message on an IP talk page, but noticed no one has left any messages on JJackson's talk page. Really, the appropriate way to address this is for one page editor to approach another page editor before asking for administrator involvement. Durova 18:10, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

possible sockpuppet?[edit]

There have been some strange going-ons at the voting for the article "Trentino-South Tyrol" during the voting procedure. The possibility of Wikipedia:Sock puppetry has been brought to me. Can someone take a look at the voting Talk:Trentino-South_Tyrol#Survey and give an opinion on User:Rarelibra and User:Vargwilku, or give further opinions? Thank you. Gryffindor 18:32, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Some quick background on this - Vargwilku already stated how he is a coworker of mine that accesses Wiki via my network connection. And Gryffindor and I have 'buried the hatchet' (per se) in allowing User:Lar to mediate the process that is ongoing with "Trentino-South Tyrol". I have not interfered one iota with you since this mediation began, Gryffindor. So you are bordering on wikistalking me in pursuing this (seeing that this entry is dated today). The final verdict of naming convention will be decided through the correct, consensus process with mediation by Lars. Please don't utilize any feelings of misgiving against me to cause you to continue to pursue things with me. As you can see by my contributions, I have been busy at work with various other projects and not taken the time to focus on you (as I see you have done to me). So if you would please mind doing the same and we can make positive contributing efforts, rather than waste time on administrators' noticeboards. Rarelibra 21:06, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
This is not an accusation of wiki-stalking, this is real. If you look at Gryffndor's pursuit of me, on my talk page I added an Archive. Gryffndor failed to notice this and accused me even more of removing things, when they were, in fact, on my archive page as is permittable by Wikipedia. Rarelibra 15:07, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

Self-proclaimed Sockpuppet[edit]

user:Just to clarify says right on his user page that he is nothing but a sockpuppet. Just alerting the appropriate admin. Princemackenzie 19:21, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

  • No crime in having a sockpuppet unless it is used abusively. As soon as you see that happening, report it. Until then, it's fine (for some reason) ЯEDVERS 19:49, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Giano[edit]

This case is now closed and the results have been published at the link above.

Kelly Martin is thanked for her long and honorable service. As Kelly Martin and Tony Sidaway gave up their sysop and other rights under controversial circumstances, they must get them back through normal channels. Giano II may, if developers cooperate, be restored to access to the account Giano. He is requested to avoid sweeping condemnations of other users when he has a grievance. Jdforrester is reminded to maintain decorum appropriate for an Arbitrator.

For the Arbitration Committee. Arbitration Committee Clerk, Thatcher131 14:08, 28 October 2006 (UTC)



Page protection for LTTE[edit]

I wanted to ask for temporary (full) protection of the LTTE page, in order to prevent a revert war and complicate the mediation effort that started a week or so ago. This would encourage all sides to sit and talk rather that unilaterally impose changes on the page and expect a cycle of reverts. Elalan 15:04, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

You'll be looking for the Requests for Page Protection page, then. TenOfAllTrades(talk) 15:58, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

User:Intello[edit]

Could fresh eyes take a look at the contributions of Intello (talk · contribs)? His/her edits look like they might have been copied from other sources, possibly French language. User:Zoe|(talk) 01:34, 29 October 2006 (UTC)


Review requested[edit]

I deleted Fomp on the 27th. I have tried to explain to the user that it doesn't meet the standards for inclusion see User talk:Icedevil6; however Icedevil is alleging it should be included (see User talk:Trödel). I have asked the user to review the relevant policies, and asked that if s/he still thinks I have made a mistake to let me know. Since I will not be able to respond for about a day, can somone review the material posted at Fomp and either restore the material, or inform Icedevil that you concur with the deletion. As this is my first disputed admin action, I want to be extra cautious. Additionally, I did not check to see if s/he is a new user (my mistake) because there were vandalism warnings on the talk page when I reviewed the page for deletion; thus, I was a little more abrupt and possibly "biting" than I might have otherwise been. Thx in adv --Trödel 05:30, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

Absolutely the page should not be on Wikipedia. Wikipedia is not a dictionary, Urban Dictionary is not a reliable source, a linkless page on verb conjugations does not an encyclopedia article make. —Centrxtalk • 05:34, 29 October 2006 (UTC)
Thx it seemd that obvious to me too --Trödel 06:06, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

User:Benitrimi[edit]

Benitrimi (talk · contribs) & 69.121.55.31 (talk · contribs) are/is reverting the article "Avni Abazi", thus removing an AfD template (added by User:Calton), removing wikilinks, and replacing "Kosovo" & "Priština" by the Albanian names "Kosova" & "Prishtina" (diff.). - Regards, Evv 03:04, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

He's been warned and it seems that he stopped. If continues, a block will be needed. I'll watch him. NCurse work 07:12, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
69.121.55.31 (talk · contribs) again, same thing: diff. & diff.. - Evv 22:17, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Open letter

Evv, Deiz, Calton and Luna Santin I really appreciate the help and support that you were doing lately on my articles but honestly there is no need for that. I would like to advise you people to take care for articles like Ratko Mladić, Mr. Slobodan Milosevic and others like them and help the general readers know the truth about their miserable massacres that they did to kids and insistent people in Bosnia and Kosovo .

There is not just Mr. Abazi’s article that has been vandalized by you but all the Kosovo famous and honorable people including the history of Kosovo. It has been so clear that all the editing that you people have done about that Country is just to make a bad propaganda now that finally Serbia will lose for ever Kosovo in its final status which for sure would be Independent country as it disserves.

I understand your feeling because you are grown in the communism system where everything was leaded by the dictator and you were their kids doing the same they did with people from Kosovo. Even now through the internet you wana talk about us believing in your fathers lies that Kosovo is yours. 7 is the century that we accepted you in that region to work, clean for us and 7 [2007] is gona be the number that you gona say Goodbye for ever to Kosovo. Listen people Wikipedia is free and you can create any network to put adds and protected your fake ideas but please put ones your finger in your head and ask your self how can this be yours when there was never more than 10% shkije - serbs in there And what right do you have to talk about it when you may have never been there and when the whole world knows that Kosova/o is not Slavic place . Tell your fathers that All the churches and abbeys where owned by chthonic Albanians before 1200 and Vatican has the property papers for that. Accept the truth.

For the end. There wouldn’t be any other respond on this desiccation page or any other like this from me. I just needed to tell you this. You can take it off if you feel like some none Balkan people will read this little truth.

You do what you can to lie and I do what I can to tell the truth with my articles.

Beni — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.121.55.31 (talkcontribs) 11:54, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

  • Who would have thought one non-notable actor had the future of an entire country riding on his shoulders? :) Well, I'm off to put my finger in my head. Deizio talk 18:57, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

Request for copy of deleted article[edit]

I am requesting a copy of the last version of the article on Andy Stephenson including the links, or even better, access to the article's history, if that's possible. There have been some mentions of him since the article was deleted, and the HBO documentary '"Hacking Democracy" which prominently featuring Mr. Stephenson debuts Nov. 2. This new info should be enough so that the subject of the article will pass the notability requirements of even the most stringent of editors. I will work on it on my user space.

Thanks Fairness And Accuracy For All 23:15, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

I don't see any problem with doing that. I created a separate page in your userspace with a copy of the last version of the article. See User:Fairness And Accuracy For All/Andy Stephenson. Nishkid64 00:57, 29 October 2006 (UTC)
The claim that the documentary "prominently features" him was addressed on the DRV and rejected as there is no evidence of such a fact. His name is mentioned in articles about the documentary, but only in passing, and since the person defending the article has apparently not seen the documentary, it's not only OR, but crystal ballism, as well. User:Zoe|(talk) 01:36, 29 October 2006 (UTC)
It might be crystal ballism and OR right now, but I know it for a fact. He's prominently featured in the part on Volusia County. His picture is even on the HBO page about the documentary. photo The doubters will find out in a few days. Sincere apologies will be graciously accepted. Fairness And Accuracy For All 06:48, 29 October 2006 (UTC)
Don't you just love single purpose accounts with grandiose usernames? They make it so clear that POV-pushing is the furthest thing from their minds... Guy 19:12, 29 October 2006 (UTC)
I respectfully suggest that you AGF and keep civility in mind. Your post reflects neither. ThanksFairness And Accuracy For All 21:40, 29 October 2006 (UTC)
For a user with such a limited edit history, you certainly have the wiki TLAs down. The scent of well-worn socks is in the air. - Crockspot 00:50, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
It's NBGPWS (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log). He says so on User_talk:NBGPWS. He should put a statement that says so on his userpage. --Tbeatty 00:57, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
Good suggestion. Thanks. I had one on the NBG page, but just added the info to the FAAFA pages. Fairness And Accuracy For All 01:36, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
Thanks Nishkid64. Fairness And Accuracy For All 06:48, 29 October 2006 (UTC)
The Andy Stephenson page was created (by me) to relocate ongoing edit wars about him at the 'Free Republic', 'Democratic Underground', 'Conservative Underground', and a few other pages to one location. Some time after that the article apparently lost all reference to the bit that made it most notable... specifically the widespread claim for months that Stephenson wasn't really dead. Stephenson's life was certainly only borderline notable, but the massive controversy and ongoing (more than a year later) internet-war over his death have spawned numerous articles and thousands of discussions which make the 'non-notable' claim seem exceedingly odd. He is vastly more notable than Daniel Brandt for instance. In any case I suspect this page will be back eventually, or you will just see it bleeding into the pages of all of the involved sites again. --CBD 12:04, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

Spam site / Wikipedia impersonator[edit]

( Has this already been discussed? ) I came across a serial spammer (reported on AIV — 63.223.66.152) who was putting in links on truck and car related sites. The editor also put in a few links with the domain wikipediia.info. At first glance, it seems to be a Wikipedia link, until you note the serial double "i". It seems to be a similiar site or redirect for the same sites that were used in the commercial spam ... many ending with sm.html. At least for my connection, the pages didn't come up, but, the same frown-faced icon appeared. Does anyone have any experience with this site?

Such lookielikie/soundalikie domains should be added to m:Spam blacklist. -- Finlay McWalter | Talk 19:59, 29 October 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion. I've added it to the Proposed additions. — ERcheck (talk) 20:11, 29 October 2006 (UTC)
This looks like yet another work of the notorious SPAMming troll Universe Daily. 68.39.174.238 07:59, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

Stopping the nonsense at RD[edit]

The WP:RD pages have become rife with in-jokes, snarky comments, and newbie biting. I'm taking steps to rectify this, including warning some of the most egregious offenders. There's quite a bit of background about this at Wikipedia talk:Reference desk. If some other folks would like to help, that'd be great. I do not want these folks blocked (they are generally very good contributors), but I would like them to understand we will not tolerate treating RD like some frat-house message board. Thanks. -- Rick Block (talk) 20:05, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

Really Weird Vandalism of "Counter Vandalism" page[edit]

Sorry, can't remember exact proper name of this page but this is current state Talk:Bobby Boulders Presents His Glorious Unit, hope there is some way somebody can recover it? --Zeraeph 00:05, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

I fixed it. That'd be Bobby Boulders and/or Willy on Wheels in action. --Mr. Lefty (talk) 00:12, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad[edit]

This page was just blanked, and for some reason I can't revert it. It tells me I'm adding a black listed link. Maybe takes an admin to revert it? AuburnPilottalk 02:27, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

It seems Blnguyen has taken care of it; I still don't know what the deal was with the black listed link. AuburnPilottalk 02:33, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
It's likely that someone added a link to the page, and the link was then added to the spam blacklist so that once it was removed (in this case by the blanking), it couldn't be readded. You could unblank the article by removing the link that was causing the problem in the process of reverting it (if the link's blacklisted, it's probably spam and adds nothing to the article, but I haven't checked). --ais523 09:02, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

Please speedy delete something I myself uploaded?[edit]

Hi, I'm not sure that this is the place to ask for this, if not please direct me to the proper place. I uploaded an image (that is Image:Athos Diamonitirion.jpg) and shortly after I realized that it surely is a copyright violation. So I request that the image I uploaded be speedy deleted by an administrator. I have tagged the image with Template:PUInonfree, but I'm not sure it is the right tag. Mea culpa.... --Michalis Famelis (talk) 08:54, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

You can request speedy deletion of a page (including an image) you created by mistake and noone else has edited by placing a {{db-author}} tag on it. I've tagged it {{db-authora}}, so it should be deleted too. (WP:AN is a valid place to ask for deletions, but the db-tags are likely to be quicker and should be used where possible to reduce the load here.) --ais523 09:00, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
Thanks a bunch! --Michalis Famelis (talk) 09:19, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
That's deleted now. Cheers. -GTBacchus(talk) 09:33, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

Disputed fair use images[edit]

I have just tagged a very large number of judo-related images with a disputed fair use tag. Unfortunately if I had realized at the start what a bulk operation it would be, I might have gone about it differently, but I kept finding more (with Google) and was already well into the task when I finally found others here and saw how many there were. If I'd have known, I might have created a temporary template/category to group all these disputes together. So sorry that you don't have that. I don't know what now happens about actually discussing deleting them, whether they all need to be taken to WP:IFD. I'll leave them now entirely in the hands of you more knowledgeable people. But what does seem very clear to me from the examples of what is and isn't allowed under fair use (at WP:FU) is that using these images in articles about things contained in the film rather than the film itself doesn't count as fair use. Arbitrary username 20:28, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

If they stay tagged and there's no discussion, then sooner or later, FairuseBot is going to remove them from any articles they're in, and FritzBot or Roomba will then tag them for deletion as orphaned fairuse. This takes about a month to get the images deleted, but also usually generates the least amount of fuss. To get images deleted faster, tag them as {{Replaceable fair use}}, or if the violation is blatent enough, {{db-copyvio}}. --Carnildo 06:15, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the info. Frankly I do think that it is blatant enough to warrant {{db-copyvio}}, but as I say, I'm leaving them for others to deal with now, as I'm certainly not going through them all re-tagging them. I really don't see the point in creating unnecessary work for ourselves, as the speedy deletion templates are presumably only ultimately for the purpose of drawing them to the attention to administrators anyway, which I've now done by posting this message here. If an administrator agrees with me that they no way qualify for fair use as described in our policy on the matter, and is prepared to take responsibility for speedy-deleting them, then he/she is presumably able to do that without anyone having to go through retagging them all. Now that I've tagged them already, they are in fact very easily found just by looking at my contributions in the Image namespace: they all start "Image:Ej km" and there's not much else in there. Anyone, please? Thanks. Arbitrary username 07:56, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
Uploader informed. If they remain tagged as fair use after 48 hours, they will be "speedyable" under CSD I7 provided that the deleting admin agrees that they do not satisfy fair use. Arbitrary username 08:49, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
For the record, the images in question have now been deleted (by User:Robdurbar). Arbitrary username 08:14, 31 October 2006 (UTC)
Actually, on a related note (although I appreciate that the following isn't something requiring admin privilege to deal with), I see that there are still a number of links to the video on Google Video. I've already explained elsewhere ([23], [24]) that it appears to me that that video is likely to be violating others' copyright. Does anyone have any thoughts on the matter if I go ahead and delete those hyperlinks? (By which I mean, preserve the link text, but stop it pointing to anything.) Thanks. Arbitrary username 08:50, 31 October 2006 (UTC)
No response. Okay, I'll make the edits. Arbitrary username 13:23, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Saber's Beads[edit]

Saber's Beads article appears to be created by someone who claims to have discovered a "new" lunar phenomenon. I've asked for sources, but none were provided and the citation templates on the page were removed. I think it meets WP:CSD A7 criteria, but I'd like someone else to take a look. It certainly seems like a neologism since if this effect is real, it probably has another name, because lunar observation has been going on for centuries. Primary sources for the article are the creators personal Geocities web page. --Dual Freq 22:55, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

It's not an A7, as it's about a scientific phenomenon, not a person or group of persons or a website. I'd suggest AfD; a Geocities page is not, in the great majority of cases, a reliable source. Stuff like this is what WP:OR was invented for, and if he can't produce a significantly better source then AfD will take a dim view. The phenomenon he's describing does exist, but I don't think this guy is remotely the first to see it. -- Finlay McWalter | Talk 23:39, 28 October 2006 (UTC)
Isn't this just a specialised case of Baily's beads? Shimgray | talk | 23:40, 28 October 2006 (UTC)
I was thinking A7 since he's trying to assert notability for himself by saying he discovered the effect then linking his own website. It appears to be a back door biography since his bio was deleted:Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Saber (Musician) --Dual Freq 23:49, 28 October 2006 (UTC)
IMO neologism and original research, but as unfortunately article has been around for a while, AfD listing seems a good idea. I have so listed it. -- Infrogmation 23:58, 28 October 2006 (UTC)
It doesn't seem as clear-cut as I first thought when I looked at it. The phenomenon is real and distinct from Baily's beads, and it's just obscure enough (pun not intended) that I wouldn't be completely surprised if it didn't have an established name yet. Nor is the name a pure vanity case; it was coined on a discussion board, but not by its namesake, and there's some evidence that it's spread. Indeed, it may be riding on the crescent-spotting meme that seems to be popular in some amateur astronomy circles, in which case it may be spreading quite fast. Still, my preference (which I've already noted on the AfD page) would be for merging this into New moon until we have solid evidence that the name's actually going to stick. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 18:21, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

Fuck the movie[edit]

I am posting here to receive some feedback on the issue below which occured on the article List of films that most frequently use the word fuck and the related article Fuck (film).

Since some time, an anonymous editor keeps changing the number of reported uses of the word fuck (629 according to indieWire [25]) to 800 ([26][27][28][29][30]). The user claimed first to have a copy of the film ([31][32]) and later on my talk page to be the director of the movie ([33][34]). He also posted a statement in support of this on the blog of the director ([35]), which is linked from the official site of the movie ([36]). For now, I added the blog as a source. Comments are welcome on how to proceed. The editor has suggested I email or call him, but even that will not solve the problem of verifiability. --Cpt. Morgan (Reinoutr) 09:53, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

Addition: at this point, the editor supplied another blog source for the number 800 [37]. --Cpt. Morgan (Reinoutr) 15:46, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
Comment: after further contact with the user in question (who now has an account), I consider this dealt with for now. Comments are still welcome ofcourse. --Cpt. Morgan (Reinoutr) 16:27, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
Comment: I'd sugust includeing both numbers and have a note about the issue in the article. (A claims X but B claims Y) ---J.S (t|c) 22:29, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
That's a very good idea, and I did something like that now. --Cpt. Morgan (Reinoutr) 23:37, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

The Awareness Center, Inc. (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Two editors alternate between an attack page and a sympathetic article. The talk page is empty except for a comment from me. --TruthbringerToronto (Talk | contribs) 17:56, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

admin Betacommand has started a personal crusade[edit]

hello, it looks like admin User:Betacommand has started a personal crusade against me; he (or she) started to vandalise the articles i edit by removing links from them - but the links in question are not some useless ones, they point to unique resources that truly expand wikipedia articles (discography sites). also, nobody has ever complained about the links, and he (or she) has not removed other (less important) links on the articles - only the ones i added. --who-am-i 23:14, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

Specific diffs and more background would be appreciated. If you're referring to your multiple additions of the website "not-in-our.name", see WP:EL, WP:SPAM, and WP:NOT. Thanky. -- Consumed Crustacean (talk) 23:18, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

yes that was what i was reffering to. it does not apply to any of the categories mentioned. its not spam. its just a server that hosts several of my sites that, like i said before, contain unique content that expands the articles - once an article was even deleted because it stole ("copied") content from one of my sites. and like i said before, the admin i complain about ONLY removed to my sites, NOT to other ones (of which some are unimportant indeed). --who-am-i 23:26, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

Besides their titles, you did not read the links I provided, eh? -- Consumed Crustacean (talk) 23:27, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
dif would likely be [38][39][40][41].Geni 23:31, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
I've pointed out to User:Who-am-i that Point 1 of "Links to normally be avoided" and WP:EL in general is pretty clear on these links not having a divine right to be added to WP articles. Some of the edit summaries I've seen from W-a-i aren't flattering either. Recommend serious chilling out and W-a-i actually adding content (discographies etc.) to the relevant articles rather than just linking to it off-site. Deizio talk 23:33, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
Doesn't matter, any links add by you User:Who-am-i need to be removed as they quite clearly breach WP:EL on the accessibility front (WP:EL Section 2 Subsection 10). You quite clearly state on your user page about the link to "not-in-our.name" that this site (does not work in IE, get Opera or any other modern browser). This link is therefore prohibited under the WP:EL guidelines and User:Betacommand along with any other user is 100% justified in removing this link from Wikipedia. There's no case at all against Beta. Heligoland 23:38, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
This isn't realy the right place for this kind of complaint anyway... I think WP:RFC might be better? ---J.S (t|c) 00:22, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

Square (slang)[edit]

2nd opinion, please. Check out User:146.57.92.37's "contributions" to this article. I believe them to be vandalism, but I'd like a second opinion before I start with the official warnings. Joyous! | Talk 00:53, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

It appears that the user is changing the page for their own taste, and they are not discussing the changes with any other people. The edit summaries appear to be "threatening" and I see a possible 3RR here. Do whatever you want here. I don't think the user's contributions are actually helping the article. Nishkid64 01:50, 31 October 2006 (UTC)
Sure looks like vandalism to me. See his first edits to Elvis Presley [42] and Square [43]. The only reason his more recent edits to Square look less questionable is that he's reverting directly to his vandalized version, which makes (most of) the diff look like a content dispute. —Cryptic 02:03, 31 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Blocked yet? Everything looks like trolling. Every bit of his "contributions" is in that firm "we R 3733t d0de" standard. The "information" he wants to insert is bogus, as well, as "square" for "unhip person" pre-dates Elvis considerably. The "we cannot be stopped" is pretty much an admission that this is another evil clown. 3RR justifies 24 hr, but more at your discretion. Geogre 02:59, 31 October 2006 (UTC)
I passed out a 48 hour block. 7 reverts in under 24 hours with taunting edit summaries. Editor was previously blocked for 31 hours on Oct. 28. Durova 03:39, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

User:Edi bice making tons of empty articles[edit]

Edi bice seems to be going on an empty article spree - over the past hour or two he has made over a dozen articles with nothing more than a references section or a link, despite repeated warnings (mostly from User:ArmadilloFromHell). It's pretty obvious that he's not going to stop, so perhaps a block is in order? —Keakealani 04:01, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

Indonesian Politics[edit]

Could someone look at Prabowo and the blanking and comments by User:210.210.145.9 as there is a need for an outsider to look at this - and i suspect the editors who have it on watch are in sleep zones at the moment SatuSuro 15:14, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Lostpedia (second nomination)[edit]

This AFD was open for much more than 5 days. I'm sure one of you were keeping an eye on it, but I wanted to remind all of you of this. I'm no SysOp, but I think it's safe to say that the result is either keep, or no consenseus reached (it's still keep though =P). Iced KolaT - C 01:05, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Closed. Naconkantari 04:37, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
Another triumph for vanispamcruftisement. Guy 12:08, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

User:Patchouli[edit]

Patchouli (talk · contribs) has been editing in good faith since March. He has been fairly active and done many good things, but recently, he has been creating many POV articles about the Middle East and editing Middle East-related articles in a very biased way. I've gotten two of his articles deleted through AfD, but there are some more things that he has done (some complaints are at User_talk:LittleDan#POV_pushing, but that's not everything). In my opinion, he should be banned, and his edits in the past few months should be systematically examined for bias, if that's possible. A number of users have complained about him (User:Patrick987, User:Fan-1967, User:Barnetj). But I'm not exactly sure what to do. I'm an administrator, but I don't know the banning procedure. Should this go to arbitration (or mediation, somehow)? LittleDantalk 04:07, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

User talk:Winona Gone Shopping[edit]

The user appears to have been using her talkpage in an odd manner; not sure what to make of it! Can anyone please investigate?? It looks like maybe she is abusing the feature in MediaWiki where a blocked user can edit their own talk page. --SunStar Net 10:56, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

looked like a blog to me. That and several subpages are now gone. CambridgeBayWeather (Talk) 11:45, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
Yep and I added the indefblockeduser tags. I'll watchlist the page and protect it if she comes back. --Woohookitty