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Death threat from user:ViceCity343[edit]

BLOCKED
ViceCity343 blocked indef by Rschen7754 -- Samtar talk · contribs 10:33, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
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ViceCity343 (talk · contribs)

I would like to report that Vicecity343 constantly threatened me, on my discussion page. See this, and this. Antecedent: I'm sysop and checkuser in huwiki, ViceCity343 and the whole sockpupett-farm is under longterm block on huwiki for personal attacks.

original, hungarian language threat by Vicecity343 google translate
Halott vagy te szemét! Hogy merted azt mondani, hogy Marec2 és Kucsák Ábel a zoknibábjaim ??!!! ŐK NEM VOLTAK A ZOKNIBÁBJAIM!!! Te annyira faszkalap vagy, hogy az hihetetlen! Te és a faszopó társaid halottak vagytok, érted ??!!! HALOTTAK VAGYTOK MINDANNYIAN!!!!!! Te egy utolsó szemét faszopó patkány geci vagy, úgy mint Rlevente, Puskás Zoli, Burumbátor, Pagony és a többi faszopó Wikipédia geci!!!!!! Azt hittem hogy te normális vagy, de ez hazugság volt!!!!! Te is egy bolsevista geci vagy, sőt, te egy spicli hazudós majom vagy, mint a többi Wikipédiás!!!! Bárcsak megszűnne ez a szemét Wikipédia, amiért hazugságokat mondtál rólam és a többekről is!!! Remélem előbb meghalsz, mint a többi komcsi hazaáruló spicli bolsevista kutya!!!!! Menj a pokolba te faszopó hazudós majom kutya!!!!!! --ViceCity343 (talk) 10:44, 27 January 2017 (UTC) You're dead, you bastard! How dare you say that Marec2 and Kucsák Abel Sock puppet ?? !!! THEY WERE NOT A Sock puppet !!! You're so shit or that incredible! You and your fellow tree sucker you are dead, you know ?? !!! ALL OF US ARE DEAD !!!!!! You're a sucker last garbage or wood rat motherfucker, such as Rlevente, Zoltan Puskas, Burumbátor, Pagony Wikipedia and other wood sucking cum !!!!!! I thought that you normally are, but it was a lie !!!!! You're a Bolshevik spunk, in fact, you're a lying rat or monkey, like other Wikipedia !!!! I wish it would stop his eyes Wikipedia for having told lies about me and more about it !!! I hope you die sooner than other Commie traitor rat Bolshevik dog !!!!! Go to hell you're lying suckling tree monkey dog ​​!!!!!! - ViceCity343 ( talk) 10:44, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for your help, and sorry for my english. --Pallerti (talk) 05:57, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

additional explanation: user:Rlevente, user:Zoltan Puskas, user:Pagony are sysops on huwiki and user:Burumbátor is former sysop. --Pallerti (talk) 06:00, 31 January 2017 (UTC)
Inventive use of the Hungarian language, but it doesn't look like a serious death threat though. More like a keyboard warrior who needs to go and lie down for a while. And be blocked.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 06:03, 31 January 2017 (UTC)
@Ianmacm: Thanks for your help, you have right: I do not think that would be a serious. --Pallerti (talk) 07:24, 31 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Lying suckling tree monkey dog -- I'll have to remember that one. EEng 07:31, 31 January 2017 (UTC)
  • I'd love to know the etymology of "wood-sucking" as a curse. Something to do with termites? Beyond My Ken (talk) 13:10, 31 January 2017 (UTC)
  • @Beyond My Ken: ...yeah, it is funny, it is a spelling error, faszopó meaning is wood-sucking (it is a non-existent compound word: fa=wood, szopó=sucker), faszszopó is another compound word, fasz meaning is – ...khmmm – gentleman sausage. :-) --Pallerti (talk) 06:32, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Well given that 'wood' is also a euphamism for 'excited gentleman sausage', I guess the meaning was clear! Only in death does duty end (talk) 10:31, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Blocked. Serious or not, we can do without this. --Rschen7754 07:38, 31 January 2017 (UTC)
    • I suppose so, but the heart-rending existential angst of !!! ALL OF US ARE DEAD !!!!!! should be preserved for the ages. Shock Brigade Harvester Boris (talk) 02:01, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

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Fanny46[edit]

Blocked for reasons outlined below. No present need for further use of admin tools. Any unblock discussion is better commenced on their talkpage. -- Euryalus (talk) 10:20, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
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Fanny46 (talk · contribs) is edit warring, reverting, threating people on talk pages (like here and here), not listening to everyone, he has been warned several times on his talk page about adding flags to the infoboxes on handball players articles where there should be no flags by consensus, he is replacing ndashes (–) with normal hyphens for years (he changed 2015–2016 to 2015-2016 etc.), he is adding unsourced additions to handball-related articles, like unsourced transfers of players, changing clubs even before the transfer is completed etc. like on Blaž Janc, Blaž Blagotinšek, Jure Dolenec, RK Celje and several other articles. Snowflake91 (talk) 20:29, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

Comment: Fanny46 tried to remove this section with this edit. JudgeRM (talk to me) 20:33, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
Snowflake91, altho the removal of this section by the reported user does not bode well for her, some specific evidence is required. Please provide diffs to show specifically where the reported infractions occured. Thanks. John from Idegon (talk) 20:39, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
Stop reverting Blaž Blagotinšek,Jure Dolenec,Blaž Janc and many others or things are going to get really BAD,think of this as a threat[1] Meh. I'm satisfied. TimothyJosephWood 20:42, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
Same here. Disruptive behaviour and continue doing so after being told by several editors. Examples: here, here and so on... They all look the same as described above. Kante4 (talk) 20:50, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

User just left this message on my talk. Take this as you will, because I honestly don't know how to respond to it. JudgeRM (talk to me) 20:52, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

He is not following any guidelines and consensus set, also Here, he added some "transfers" of the club, despite the fact that there are NO sources anywhere on the web that the player has transferred, Fanny even added "?" next to the player's name which basically confirms that the transfer is just a speculation and nothing official, yet he added it. Snowflake91 (talk) 20:57, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
...wut? TimothyJosephWood 21:05, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
He has done it again, this time he even removed references... Snowflake91 (talk) 21:54, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
  •  Administrator note:Regarding the edit on JudgeRM's talk page, there is basically only one way to respond to that, and I have done so per WP:URGENT. What will happen now is basically out of our hands. To be clear, the block is not in response to the overall issue discussed here but rather to that one specific edit and the mandated response to such postings. The user may be unblocked at some point, at which time this discussion can resume. Beeblebrox (talk) 22:44, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

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Can someone help Ottawahitech? I'm tired of trying.[edit]

Blocked by Beeblebrox. -- Euryalus (talk) 10:29, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
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User:Ottawahitech has been on Wikipedia since 2007. They have made over 75,000 edits. I have absolutely no doubt that they contribute to Wikipedia with only the best intentions, but they seem to lack a basic understanding of Wikipedia guidelines. Yesterday Ottawahitech restored a section to an article about a bank which was called "Ripping off the elderly" (which an admin had previously removed). Yes, they did add a source and change the section heading to "RBC rips off the elderly. Would you trust them?", but that doesn't make it any better.

Today they created a new article which is ostensibly about Canadian dual citizenship, but is clearly just making a political point. It has no references at all. I would redirect the article to Multiple citizenship, but I know from past experience that it would only lead to an edit war and accusations of harrassment. Would anyone like to volunteer to help Ottawahitech? World's Lamest Critic (talk) 23:01, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

@Ottawahitech: since you ignore your talk page, I'm letting you know about this discussion here. World's Lamest Critic (talk) 23:01, 31 January 2017 (UTC)
Since you've been on Wikipedia since October, I'll volunteer to help you find WP:DR. ―Mandruss  23:07, 31 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, but there's no dispute to resolve. It's not personal, Ottawahitech is just a terrible editor. World's Lamest Critic (talk) 23:12, 31 January 2017 (UTC)
I deleted that page, it was obviously created to make a point, which is not how it is supposed to work. Beeblebrox (talk) 23:16, 31 January 2017 (UTC)
The more Ipoke around here the more I'm thinking it may be time for a block. Their userpage brags about how many pages they have created have been deleted, they've been here nearly a decade and are still creating pages that qualify for speedy deletion. This does not seem to be from a lack of understanding but rather a willful disregard for content policies. I'll hold off while awaiting a response from them here and further input from the community, but this does look like a genuine problem. Beeblebrox (talk) 23:26, 31 January 2017 (UTC)
Myself and others have had difficulties explaining to Ottawahitech recently, at Wikipedia talk:Categories for discussion#Being silenced on this talkpage. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 00:13, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
I looked at a few of Ottawahitech's creations. A number didn't seem pointy, just very lazy. In their speedily deleted versions of an article on [the actually encyclopedia-worthy] Rachel Maines, for example, they seem to be attempting no more than the bare minimum that might avoid summary deletion. (GB_fan deleted it anyway, and I don't criticize the deletion.) -- Hoary (talk) 01:46, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
After also looking at their article creations, the high number of deleted articles is striking. Looking at some random articles that survived:
It seems that Ottawahitech is content with lazily adding quite a lot of low-quality content to Wikipedia, in addition to political editorializing as described above, and I think that a case can be made that this is not to the benefit of the project as a whole, warranting sanctions.  Sandstein  11:05, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Clarifying note: the OP might lead one to believe that the heading correction was Ripping off the elderlyRBC rips off the elderly. Would you trust them?, when it was → "RBC rips off the elderly. Would you trust them?". Note the quotation marks that remove Wikipedia's voice. (Of course, restoring such an UNDUE paragraph, even if not vandalism, was not a bright idea.) TigraanClick here to contact me 12:27, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
  • His userpage states that "932 pages (including 531 Categories and 96 articles) donated to Wikipedia by Ottawahitech have been deleted". There's clearly a massive CIR issue here. It looks like it's time for an enforced wikibreak or an outright CIR ban. It's too late for mentorship, and nothing appears to have improved despite ten years and 75,000 edits, and other people posting over a thousand posts on his talk page. Softlavender (talk) 13:23, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
  • I've gone ahead and issued an indefinite block. Personally, I do not believe this is an issue with competence. I believe this user is perfectly aware of our basic content policies and just doesn't care to follow them. They appear to be deliberately "playing dumb" a lot of the time, and that has probably what has helped them avoid real consequences for such a very long time, but enough is enough. I have suggested in my block notice that if they want to be unblocked dit will probably have to be with some sort of restriction on creating new pages. Let's leave this open for a bit and see how they respond. Beeblebrox (talk) 17:43, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

Comment: I don't know if it counts for anything but, Otta used to spend a bit on Wikipedia:Missing wikipedians and seemed to have his head screwed on there at least. this and this seemed like pretty 'on point' edits. I'm not saying I disagree with everyone else here, just that, from my perspective, there was at least one place that he did okay in. Credit where due, and such. (I've no problem with being proven wrong with this though) MM ('"HURRRR?) (Hmmmmm.) 03:55, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

The problem here is his editing in article space, the most important and visible part of the project. Beeblebrox (talk) 04:17, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
@Matticusmadness and Beeblebrox: I was going to mention the Missing Wikipedians thing yesterday, but didn't see the point. But now that it's been brought up, nope, I don't think his head was screwed on completely right there, either, though he always struck me as very well-intentioned. Contrary to many of us on that page, he believed that indefblocked users should have been listed on there, and found some ... rather interesting examples. As I said on the "Missing Wikipedians" talk page, "trying to keep your eager but sometimes over-enthusiastic edits in check is basically the only reason I have this page on my watchlist now"" (I subsequently took it off there). It was occasional reversions like this, this, and this (wow, that was a long time ago) that did it. I know he very much respected my work on the page, so it pains me a bit to write this. The only other place I encountered him was in this thread on the notifications talk page (see the comment by Arthur Rubin). FWIW I have no strong opinion on the indefblock and haven't checked his other edits. Graham87 08:32, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

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Inappropriate behaviour by editors User:Sitush and User:Bishonen (already tried RSN; no resolution achieved)[edit]

(non-admin closure) Filer blocked by Boing! said Zebedee. Also note that this IP clearly had an agenda (against Sitush? a returning caste or Hindutva warrior?) and might be a LTA or sock or block evader, etc. Keep an eye out accordingly. Softlavender (talk) 01:48, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
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Hello,

First, I want to emphasise that I have pursued this issue on Wikipedia:Reliable Sources/Noticeboard, to no avail.

As stated in the original post in this section, which was removed due to the open discussion at the time (that I suspect will not garner further activity, as the original points continue to be ignored by edit User:Sitush).

Out of respect for the process, and User:Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi/User:Callmemirela's candor in managing the early parts of it (suggesting I let RSN play out), I have waited over a week for a reasonable response which never came.

Not to sound arrogant, but I surmised as much that the editor would not engage because of their inability to defend the conduct described on the RSN thread above.

Given that I have engaged and now provided four rigorous sources for the claims that Sitush originally did not contest (I bring readers' attention to User:Sitush's original deletion on December 2015 that did not touch the content he now claims is unreliable, which does not add up because of the massive deletion that took place at the time [deleting a little more wouldn't have hurt]), I am reviving this discussion as I feel it is not about the content, but something they don't want to explain.

I want to emphasise I have engaged in WP:goodfaith. I even went the extra mile and provided additional sources, where the other editor has neither invested the same time or effort in making his case, which I find disrespectful to the scholarly process he claims "Raj sources" do not adhere to.

He has also relied on User:Bishonen's administrative powers to keep his incorrect edits, and I feel the entire situation needs administrative intervention.

Here is the diff of that original conversation on ANI before closure; the text of the original exchange is given below to better facilitate the discussion, now that RSN has run its natural course without any appropriate remedy.

RSN text
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Closing. Best case, the IP needs a better understanding on what constitutes a reliable source. Worst case, they are being disruptive. Either way this is not about Sitush or Bishonen. Since the IP is blocked anyway ..... --regentspark (comment) 19:40, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
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Note. I've reverted Callmemirela's close of this as a "content dispute" after a mere hour. Complaining about my admin action (semiprotecting a page) as the OP did is hardly a content dispute, and I feel there may be more comments here, even though the OP has been blocked for disruptive editing. Comments by Sitush or some of the Indian admins, for instance. If not, I'll be fine with closing it in a few hours. Bishonen | talk 19:16, 22 January 2017 (UTC).

Hello everyone,


I noticed that User:Sitush reverted my very important insertions, and administrator User:Bishonen claims the insertions were "disruptive".

I must note that both users seem to have been involved in the prior dispute mentioned on the Reliable sources discussion page, and are violating wikipedia ettiquette.

That is, the s:Imperial Gazetteer of India is considered a WP:RS per item (3) on the What is wikisource? article, which states that wikisources are reliable sources.

Further, I looked at the old discussion involving User:Sitush's previous disruptions, and while the opposing editor at that time definitely passionate, I can see why they were frustrated.

It seems Sitush is trying to use his own webpage to override a well-established protocol, which is that wikipedia sources are reliable. Here, Sitush claims they're unreliable and again (like before, from the previous dispute) refers users to his own page User:Sitush/CasteSources which seems to be overriden by the wikisource.

I am seeking action on this matter, as it cannot be refuted that if the reference used is a wikisource, then it is a reliable source. I don't know how or why the behaviour by Sitush has been allowed. I do not think adding page protection was reasonable here, either.

I would like my edits restored, and both User:Sitush and User:Bishonen reprimanded for violating ettiquette. I do not know why the latter is abusing their administrator privileges calling the insertions disruptive, either, when they are in line with wikipedia rules. I do not find Sitush's User:Sitush/CasteSources page as an acceptable argument to override rules (it seems this was also argued before, and upset the opposition as he kept doing this).

Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.119.86.58 (talk) 16:06, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

  • This edit indicates a history to this dispute that we are so far unaware of. Surely, too, the two ANI 'notifications' the IP left were a trifle vitriolic to say the least? O Fortuna!...Imperatrix mundi. 16:41, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment: I'm not convinced item (3) on the What is wikisource? article means what you think it means. Wikisource contains Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, for example - this is a reliable source for what Darwin wrote; it is not necessarily a reliable source when discussing current evolutionary theory (and it is obviously not a reliable source for the current population of the People's Republic of China or the 2015 winner of the Best Actor at the Oscars!) It doesn't look at all to me like Sitush is using "his own webpage" to overrule consensus - it looks to me like he's summarised why otherwise reliable sources may not be reliable in all instances, based on previous discussions at the reliable sources noticeboard. I'm also a wee bit concerned that you don't seem to be assuming good faith with respect to these two editors. Also - why raise this at WP:RSN and here at ANI? Why not wait until editors at WP:RSN have replied? 80.229.60.197 (talk) 16:49, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Note: It's utterly irrelevant to say that Sitush's subpage User:Sitush/CasteSources can't be used as a source. No, of course it can't! It has never been offered as a source, but as a page that explains about sourcing in the area of castes on Wikipedia, with a lot of diffs and links to show consensus regarding the points Sitush makes, as per 80.229.60.197 above. A good example is Sitush's explanation of the unreliability of historians from the British Raj period, and the necessity of using modern academic work. I would have thought this was obvious to anybody who read Sitush's page in good faith and with competence in reading the English language; I don't know which of the two this OP is short of. As for the notion that everything on Wikisource (a library of primary sources), however old, outdated, and/or biased, is a reliable source for any context, I'll just leave it to the reader to evaluate. Bishonen | talk 17:00, 22 January 2017 (UTC).

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A few things: I did not know that Bishonen reopened the discussion after it was closed, as I took the discussion to RSN as was requested, and per process. I also find it disingenuous when User:Bishonen excludes my original response to some of these statements in the archived form, as it gives an incomplete picture of the discussion. Below is the text that was curiously exempted:

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In response to what Bishonen has said, if he was so confident about the s:Imperial Gazetteer of India being an invalid source, why did he not participate in the discussion instead of locking the thread and allowing Sitush to make edits? He asks why did I not wait, well, I am using a wikisource that is said to be a WP:RS, and you proceeded to protect the page to allow Sitush to make his own edits. It does not make any sense.
No one is using these sources to cite populations, which obviously do get old and require updated sources. However to state Charles Darwin's Origin of Species is not a reliable source on current evolutionary theory is pure bunkum. While the text is old, much of it is philosophical in nature and very much holds to this very day.
I do not thnk this example is worth discussing as it distracts from the main arguments.
Further, I find it sort of comical that Bishonen is suggesting I do not understand english, as this was the very thing that got the previous editor who opposed both him and Sitush banned.
It seems you are engaging in the exact behaviour Sitush criticised the previous editor of, Bishonen]. Is this not an example of hypocrisy?

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As was stated in previous posts that were tied to the original ANI post, this has nothing to do with caste and everything to do with demographics/geography. It seems the editors are unable to accept the fact that this tribe chose to ally itself with the "Raj" as early as the late 1700s, which would mean much of their history would have been given by the British.

To belabour this fact, the original source used by User:Sitush to contest the article's content actually proved the original editor's point, thereby bewildering me even further.

Can we please get some action on this issue? I've spent many hours providing rigorous evidence that the other editors simply continue to ignore. I am hoping there will be some accountability for these blatant edits that are more deletions than anything else. 208.69.162.243 (talk) 21:29, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

  • What exactly did you expect to happen at RSN? It sounds like you were expecting Sitush and Bishonen to argue "their case": that's really not what RSN is about. Other editors - Only in death, for example - offered their opinion on the sources you wanted to use. You disagreed with their opinion, too. You've been here at ANI before, and editors have attempted to explain to you that inclusion in Wikisource does not make a source automatically reliable (I was one such editor who attempted to explain this to you). You've been blocked already for assuming bad faith of Sitush and Bishonen, yet you're continuing to allege inappropriate behaviour where - frankly - there really is none. Honestly, my recommendation would be to accept that when many editors are telling you the same thing, it's time to move on. 80.229.60.197 (talk) 22:10, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Content dispute. Short story - OP wants to use sources that are generally unreliable for certain information (due to their age, historical bias and other issues) - Sitush disagrees, Bishonen disagrees, when it was brought to RSN I also disagreed. OP thinks there is some bigger issue here than 'People dont agree the sources I want to use are reliable'. So have it people. Only in death does duty end (talk) 22:21, 1 February 2017 (UTC)


  • First of all User:80.229.609.197, you lost credibility when claimed Charles Darwin's work was not a proper source on evolution. I responded to that very clearly, and Bishonen did not include it in the archived post. I re-stated my response directly above your response, and yet you mention it as if I "pulled a User:Sitush" and did not answer you.
Did you consult the archived box to see that I included your response? If so, why do you provide a diff as if I've ignored your statement? I did not; and as I stated earlier: getting into how Darwin's work is still philosophically very relevant to the theory of evolution distracts from the main argument concerning the content in this dispute.
The entire tone of your response is "he isn't listening to what we say, and we're right" when I've clearly brought up issues with the blanket claim "Raj sources are unreliable". I am responding to each point that is brought up and have done so with proper reason.
  • In order to address this distracting point re: philosophical pertinence of Darwin's Origins, academic and scholarly credentials must be given to establish the merit of those who make such critiques. I, of course, would have no problem doing that. I suspect, however, you would not be willing to do that, and that is okay. However, the choice of Darwin's Origins as something that is WP:RS, yet presently invalid as a source on evolution (in your opinion) was a very poor example.
You state there is no inappropriate behaviour, which I disagree with. If User:Sitush truly believed these sources were unreliable for the content being cited, then why did he not show how these sources are flawed instead of making blanket statements without any sources ?
  1. Again, if the content left alone by Sitush on December 2015 was so unreliable, why did he not delete it at that time? Why did he, upon insertion of a citation that satisfied the request, decide to delete the entire page? It does not add up.
  2. If Sitush was so sure the citations did not support the content, thereby making them unreliable, why did he not give a proper answer when asked by User:SageRad as to how? One cannot make blanket statements and expect them to hold in light of multiple sources
    I went through the effort to find additional sources that substantiated the WP:RS s:Imperial Gazetteer of India and another that caused Sitush to delete the entire page--giving a total of four
  3. Secondly, I feel your tone projects the notion that User:Only in death, User:Bishonen and User:Sitush have given a rigorous justification as to how these sources are unreliable in the context of the content they are being used to cite (important) when they have not, and that I am blindly disputing something without evidence, which I disagree with.
A pretentiously-phrased blanket assertion does not is not an acceptable substitute for demonstrating how the cited content is flawed.
  • Everyone is entitled to their opinion on James Mill, and deeming it as a CasteSource is borderline at best, as he critiques the flaws of the Brahmins (who are the at the 'top' of the foodchain in Hinduism) and exploit their role in this power structure. Even if we accept Mill's A History of British India as a "CasteSource", none of the citations used for this specific content pertain to caste. Rather, they are more focused on demographics and information that helped document the various aspects of the territory (people, climate, etc).
As stated in my RSN response to User:Boing! said Zebedee, the Phulkian tribe was allied with the "Raj", thereby making British sources the most reliable source for this specific tribe (One of the few that were south of the Sutlej river):

But the British Government, established at Delhi since 1803,

intervened with an offer of protection to all the CIS-SUTLEJ STATES;
and Dhanna Singh gladly availed himself of the promised aid, being
one of the first chieftains to accept British protection and control. [1]
Why is the alliance between the Phulkians and British ignored when assessing the reliability of sources? I have mentioned this many times and it seems to clearly demonstrate as to why the "Raj sources" have accurate information for this specific tribe.
  • Clearly this alliance would mean that most of the Phulkians' history would be documented by the Raj.
Lastly: I never hid the fact that I was blocked by User:Boing! said Zebedee for 48 hours. If I had wanted to circumvent that ban, I could have done so with much ease. Bringing that up is not helpful here.
I feel that I have engaged in good faith, have provided sufficient sources, and while my arguments may have some element of passion, it can't be disputed that I've spent the time and effort to properly substantiate my claims regarding the unreasonable deletions of valid content (again, three of which substantiate a WP:RS s:The Imperial Gazetteer of India).


  • I've collapsed the text copied from RSN. ansh666 22:40, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
So... IP editor, you got banned, shot down, and in every way told no, and your idea of trying to fix this was to evade your ban and try again? Good luck with that, and enjoy your next ban. --Tarage (talk) 23:13, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
As I've now pointed out with more detail at RSN, your claim that everything on wikisource is a reliable source is fundamentally flawed. I have no comment on the reliability of the particularly source, but when you make such a nonsense claim I have no real reason to believe you have any real idea what you're talking about so don't see much point looking into the reliability of the source, or any of your other complaints. If you want people to take you seriously, you need to be avoid making such fundamental errors. Nil Einne (talk) 23:36, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
Further, I provided two additional sources that again make the same claims that were contained in the WP:RS. It is pretty clear that, even if you wanted to try and remove the citation on the basis that "not everything in Wikisource is WP:RS", that this specific content *is*, since the dispute predates the use of s:The Imperial Gazetteer of India.
Secondly, you are free to disparage my abilities as much as you want. I feel my explanation and sources speak for themselves.
  • It is completely fair to demand a rigorously-justified explanation as to how the cited content removed by Sitush was unreliable, as the WP:RS s:The Imperial Gazetteer of India substantiates information used in the earlier source he egregiously deemed unreliable. When this is taken in conjunction with the additional two sources, it becomes clear that it is not the content that is unreliable, but the editor. 137.118.142.148 (talk) 00:33, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ "Ferozepur District". The Imperial Gazetteer of India . 12. 1908. p. 90.

Blocked[edit]

I have blocked this IP for repeated personal attacks and for forum shopping way beyond all the feedback they have received at other venues. I don't know if any range blocks might be feasible, but I'll leave that for someone with the appropriate expertise to perhaps determine. As an aside, right from the start this one had it in for Sitush, so I suspect it's a returning caste or Hindutva warrior. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 01:35, 2 February 2017 (UTC)


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Page hijacking of Karcze, Greater Poland Voivodeship[edit]

Fixed by Boing! Said Zebedee. -- Euryalus (talk) 10:58, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
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On Time Steam Cleaning Inc (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) Was hijacked from Karcze, Greater Poland Voivodeship by Rsigh3 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) The article is rather promotional. I think an admin will need to fix this. Thanks Jim1138 (talk) 11:50, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

Ah, the usual move, rewrite and redirect routine. I'm dealing with it. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 12:07, 31 January 2017 (UTC)
Moved back, ad/spam rev-deleted under WP:RD3, and the perp indef blocked. Thanks for your alertness, Jim1138. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 12:10, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

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IP vandalizing Gerry Adams article[edit]

IP blocked for 1 year by RickinBaltimore. --Hammersoft (talk) 15:31, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
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An IP is really going after this article. I've now given two warnings. Hope someone can protect the article or block the IP. TimidGuy (talk) 15:26, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

I've blocked the IP for a year, IP has been blocked in the past for 6 months, and 273 days as well. In the future you can also scoot on down to WP:AIV for all your vandal reporting needs. (Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!) RickinBaltimore (talk) 15:30, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

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64.114.207.125[edit]

IP was blocked for 5 years by JamesBWatson. CactusWriter (talk) 22:14, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
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The IP user 64.114.207.125 has made 34 edits from February 2016 to January 2017. All of this user's edits have been distruptive. The user has been warned on 8 seperate occasions. However, none have resulted in a block. The user has made references to 9/11 (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:MobileDiff/725457547) and has made offensive comments at User:Zamaster4536 (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:MobileDiff/751954344). All of this users contributions are here. I feel that this user deserves harsher penalties. What do you think? Thanks, Jith12 (talk) 22:04, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

The IP was rangeblocked last week, until 2022. How's that for harsh? -- zzuuzz (talk) 22:07, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

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Repeated WP:COPYVIO articles[edit]

(non-admin closure) User blocked and articles deleted. Mysticdan (talk) 15:35, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
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By User:ANDRAS1. Nine so far, with repeated warnings and a ANDRAS1 friendly note, but to no avail. Despite repeated deletions, the editor is now recreating the self-same articles. All verbatim copied from SBKFilms.com: SkbasheedRamdev, Pottu Thallu x2, Evadra hero X2, Nottuku Potu Film, SKBASHEED XYZ, etc. Can we catch his attention and stop this ASAP please? Cheers, O Fortuna!...Imperatrix mundi. 12:21, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

Yeah, I deleted the articles and blocked the user. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 12:47, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

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Disturbing User page[edit]

Situation handled. Well done to Jusdafax for promptly reporting this here. ANI has an unfortunate reputation as a drama board but this is the sort of thing that belongs here. -Ad Orientem (talk) 02:57, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
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Came across this just now, and feel it needs admin attention. Thanks. Jusdafax 02:09, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

Deleted by Ad Orientem, blocked by me, emergency notified. Sam Walton (talk) 02:18, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
(edit conflict) I have deleted this as a G10 attack page but the rambling and violent fantasies are indeed disturbing. I am thinking this may fall under WP:VIOLENCE. -Ad Orientem (talk) 02:20, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
Sounds like Sam has handled that. -Ad Orientem (talk) 02:21, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
I came across this but just ignored it! Face-blush.svg I must be going mad. Adam9007 (talk) 02:25, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
In your defense, I almost did as well. I couldn't quite believe what I was reading. My thanks to Sam and Ad, I appreciate the actions. Suggest we close. Jusdafax 02:32, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, I saw something about it being a test or something, and I think there were blank revisions? So I just left it. Adam9007 (talk) 02:35, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

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admin reduce non-free File:Kmayburysnp.jpg‎[edit]

File has been deleted --S Philbrick(Talk) 20:32, 3 February 2017 (UTC))
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can someone reduce the size of File:Kmayburysnp.jpg‎ ? I think it might be too big Paul Benjamin Austin (talk) 16:45, 3 February 2017 (UTC)


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Offsite conspiracy to edit SPLC page[edit]

OP withdraws. No administrator action needed. (non-admin closure) clpo13(talk) 19:08, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
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User The Quixotic Potato has claimed to have evidence that users at 8chan, archive.org, archive.is and webcitation.org and 4chan have conspired to edit the SPLC page (I am not sure to what end, it just seems they were talking about it but he says the page need to be protected) [2], [3].

If this is true it need looking into, it is (I think) a serious allegation (if he is claiming that there was a conspiracy to vandalize or alter the POV of a page, the user has not actually said that, in fact I am not sure what accusation they are making). I have asked them to explain, but they have already said they are going to ignore me [4].

Slatersteven (talk) 16:40, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

  • Slatersteven, I genuinely think this does not require admin attention. First, this is about an incident that happened two and a bit months ago. Second, the allegation is that off-wiki collaboration occurred and does not include accusations geared towards any user. Third, the page protect was required in December, not now. I replied on my talk page as well. I was not aware of this filing at the time of writing my comment. I don't know. At most you can ask Quix to post evidence of this, and they may well choose not to. I don't see what admin action can genuinely be taken here, even if Quix is not forthcoming what precisely is policy violation and what exactly is an admin meant to do? Mr rnddude (talk) 17:03, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
Fair enough, I was not sure if he had raised this before (I cannot see any evidence he had). I would have assumed that admins would look at the page and see if any accounts has acted in a way that implied part of a meat puppetry campaign (for example) and block them. As to it happening a few months ago, true but the accounts may still be active and acting in accordance with any plan that may (or may not, as I said, and you did, no direct accusations have been made). But if no action is deemed needed fine, I just disliked the idea an allegation that implied a need for page protection from a cabal of users had gone unreported. Now a report is on record and can be referenced should any such campaign materialize.Slatersteven (talk) 17:12, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
  • A page protect was placed on SPLC on Dec 7 [5]. On Dec 21 that protection was upped to administrator access [6] and removed on Jan 4th. Now, it would take me hours to look through WP:RfPP to find out who exactly requested these page protects, and indeed, if they were requested at RfPP at all. All I know is that page protect was applied. Who, when and where I don't know beyond the diffs I presented. Quix states they requested the pp, I AGF and assume that they did. Mr rnddude (talk) 17:27, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
Facepalm Facepalm (((The Quixotic Potato))) (talk) 17:10, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
What is that for?Slatersteven (talk) 17:13, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
For stirring up drama? I read your initial post and looked at some of the background. It's completely unclear to me what you want done. --NeilN talk to me 17:17, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

───────────────────────── Time for a boomerang. Yet another straw man argument. Yet another false accusation. People love typing but they hate reading. Pretty much everything in the original post is incorrect. Three months ago some people from 8chan were talking about the SPLC article on an old 4chan raid channel. At the time I was using an IRC bouncer to monitor what they were up to. I requested protection. The article was protected for a while. I mentioned Archive.org and archive.is and webcitation.org on Rnddude's talkpage because I used their services to archive evidence. I have asked to OP to stop posting on my talkpage. (((The Quixotic Potato))) (talk) 17:10, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

Slatersteven please stop annoying me. Leave me alone. (((The Quixotic Potato))) (talk) 17:21, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

I withdraw this as clearly it is not significant. All I will say is that an accusation had been made, and I felt it needed looking into if the implications (I saw) were true. Clearly I misread what the user was claiming had happened.Slatersteven (talk) 17:24, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

As I have said I clearly misread the situation and so am withdrawing this, no need for further comment.Slatersteven (talk) 17:46, 3 February 2017 (UTC)


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Legal threat by TrayWitTheMac11[edit]

TrayWittheMac11 indefinitely blocked by Jayron32. Legal threat has been revdel'd. --Hammersoft (talk) 15:38, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
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User:TrayWitTheMac11 posted a legal threat here. Largoplazo (talk) 03:21, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

Blocked. Seems like a he crossed the bright line there. If he rescinds and agrees to play nice, will unblock. --Jayron32 03:35, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
Why? He cannot write an understandable sentence. How is anyone who writes like that ever going to benefit the encyclopedia? John from Idegon (talk) 03:38, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

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Disruptive editing on Mithila related pages[edit]

User:The China Room blocked as a suspected sock by my little Ponyo. Bishonen | talk 23:40, 2 February 2017 (UTC).
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The China Room (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log)

The user has been making disruptive and unsourced edits on numerous Mithila related pages like Mithila (region), Janaka, Videha, Mithila, Nepal. All his edits have been unsourced and I suspect he's pushing a nationalist POV. I have made attempts to discuss with him on his talk page but he ignores it. He has received a warning for removing sourced content and today he received a warning for using sock IP's. Even after receiving the warning he used an IP to make the exact same edit was was reverted. I have the asked attending administrator to reopen his sock case but I would also like the issue to be sorted out once and for all. Diffs can also be provided as well. Damien2016 (talk) 17:50, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

This may be connected to a long-term sock for Nepal/Mithila matters - Poudar (talk · contribs) or someone like that. Template:Ping:Ponyo may remember the master. - Sitush (talk) 18:02, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
@Ponyo: re-pinging. - Sitush (talk) 18:02, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
There were two sockmasters involved in the same disputes, Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Poojjan ccresta and Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Admirenepal. At one point we thought they may be the same individual, but it was never determined. The behavioural overlap with the Poojjan ccresta accounts is strong, and there is technical evidence that ties The China Room to this master. I've blocked the account as a suspected sock.--Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 20:24, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

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College project that's introducing copyvios, plagiarism, OR and Non-NPOV content to wide variety of Indian history articles[edit]

There's a huge group of college students working on some coursework related to historical kingdoms of the Indian subcontinent. They've been copying content from elsewhere on to these articles, some of them from out of copyright works and some from copyrighted works. Utcursch, Chewings72 and I have attempted to engage with a few of them, but except for one of them confirming to Utcursch that this is a college project and they aren't sock accounts, we haven't any response from anyone. Our request to have the instructor read the guidelines for educators and get involved hasn't had any impact either. I'm sure there are more people involved in cleaning up this area, I just don't know who all are involved yet (Doug Weller suggested I bring this here, after a conversation on my talk page). I'll list all accounts I'm aware of here:

  1. Worldciv207 satavahanas (talk · contribs) (This is the student who confirmed that it's coursework and not sockpuppetry)
  2. Worldciv2017 Chalukya Empire (talk · contribs)
  3. Worldciv2017 GUPTAs (talk · contribs)
  4. Worldciv2017 chola (talk · contribs)
  5. Worldciv2017 kakatiya (talk · contribs)
  6. Worldciv2017 tughlaq (talk · contribs)
  7. WorldCiv2017 chera (talk · contribs)
  8. Worldciv2017 pallavas (talk · contribs)
  9. WorldCiv2017 Pallava Empire (talk · contribs)
  10. Worldciv 2017 kushan (talk · contribs)
  11. Worldciv pala (talk · contribs)
  12. World Civ 2017 Maurya's (talk · contribs)

I've provided most (if not all) of the accounts with student-welcome template and have tried to engage with a couple of them but there's been no response. I'm not exactly sure what to do here as we don't even know who the instructor is (his name is Prof Srinivas Reddy) or if this is an outreach effort or any background information. We had a similar group from a college in Pune in 2015 that was working on Kumbh Mela related stuff but I was able to work with them back then, unlike in this case. If someone can actually get through to them and get them to stop the copyvios etc and work in a structured manner, it'd be helpful. —SpacemanSpiff 11:06, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

:PS, with so many people to notify, it's going to take me a while to do the rounds. —SpacemanSpiff 11:06, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

Add World Civ 2017-SOLANKI (talk · contribs), whom I have just notified of this discussion. I've just been cleaning up their stuff at Chaulukya dynasty, as well as one of the above named accounts at Chera dynasty. - Sitush (talk) 11:10, 29 January 2017 (UTC)
All these accounts need to be thoroughly reviewed for copyvios, optimally by a Wikipedian with significant expertise in this area. Anyone who joins in, please don't just revert copyvios, but flag them for revdel using {{copyvio-revdel}}. BethNaught (talk) 11:40, 29 January 2017 (UTC)
@BethNaught: how do we tag an eit as copyvio if it's already been reverted but not et revdeleted? E.g., here? O Fortuna!...Imperatrix mundi. 12:58, 29 January 2017 (UTC)
By following the instructions in the template documentation... BethNaught (talk) 13:09, 29 January 2017 (UTC)
Not all of the additions involve copyright violations. Sometimes they have tried to use their own words, but their English language skills are not up to it. The one you are referring to that I reverted seemed to me to be more about "Original Research" rather than a copyright violation. I will follow BethNaught's advice if I see any more copyvios.--Chewings72 (talk) 03:24, 30 January 2017 (UTC)
I'm glad to hear this. I hope that when the students who haven't edited yet start contributing they do better. I've dealt with one. Doug Weller talk 17:53, 29 January 2017 (UTC)
It looks like this page corresponds to the group on the Programs and Events Dashboard, created by User:Vishwanagarika. I am not familiar with this user, but hope this helps connect with the appropriate people. TFlanagan-WMF (talk) 15:26, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Sudden Deth[edit]

Blocked by NeilN for 3 days. (non-admin closure) ThePlatypusofDoom (talk) 23:11, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
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This user is running amok, continued disruption, trollish behaviour, persistent edit warring. - Mlpearc (open channel) 16:40, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

Look how childish this user is being just because he's not getting his way. He is threatening with blocks (even though it's already been established I won't be blocked because other admins already agreed with my edits) and trying to turn other users against simply because I post correct information that he doesn't want to be there despite it being FACT. Grow up. SuddenDeth (talk) 16:44, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

WP:DUCKUser:VorticA. TimothyJosephWood 16:51, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
A look through your 'tribs plainly show you are NOT HERE to build an Encyclopedia, but to push your agenda of personal opinions. - Mlpearc (open channel) 16:53, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
@SuddenDeth: your lack of talk page participation is quite telling. You should be discussing edits on article talk pages and working towards consensus, not simply edit warring. A quick look at your talk page shows that there are a number of editors who take issue with your behavior. clpo13(talk) 16:58, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

It would be appreciated if an uninvolved admin could look into this editor's pattern of behavior. Opening discussions on article talk pages is ineffective because SuddenDeth will not participate. He will edit war to push his opinions into the article, even when challenged by multiple editors, and prefers to argue through edit summaries over getting consensus. He's already been blocked for edit warring at Nine Inch Nails and you can see that he refused to discuss his issues. He's now continuing the same pattern in Metallica articles. --Laser brain (talk) 16:59, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

So Jason Newsted playing bass guitar on 1989 (a year he was a member of the band) live tracks is opinion not fact? SuddenDeth (talk) 17:04, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

This is about your behavior. You should be addressing the concerns above regarding lack of discussion and edit warring. clpo13(talk) 17:06, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
At one point I thought the edit warring was over. - Mlpearc (open channel) 17:16, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
Unless User:SuddenDeth will agree to change their approach in the future I think an indefinite block should be considered. They appear to be certain they are right and have no interest in any negotiation. EdJohnston (talk) 18:20, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
Kill 'Em All has been fully protected by CambridgeBayWeather. SuddenDeth, take this opportunity to start a discussion on the talk page (and please read WP:BRD). --NeilN talk to me 18:30, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

SuddenDeth blocked for three days for continuing to edit war on other articles. --NeilN talk to me 21:57, 2 February 2017 (UTC)


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139.192.182.85[edit]

Blocked by Cyp. Regrettably, IP vandalism is often a tiring "whack-a-mole" activity, so thanks CWJakarta for raising this here. Please re-report if the vandalism resumes, either here or on my or any other admin's talkpage. -- Euryalus (talk) 01:53, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
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I have asked the admin to investigate this IP a week ago as he was harassing other users. But it seems that the investigation has been discontinued, as after seeing this:[7], the user has yet insulted another user with the slur word "puki", which according to this website:[8] means "vagina". This has gone too far. I have reported many anonymous user in this noticeboard for the last few months but it appears that they do not stop harassing other users. I need the admin to something about this, as I cannot report this incident every time. By the way, it seems that other user has warned the IP, but he doesn't seems to care and just remove his talk page. Cheers. CWJakarta (talk) 09:34, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

Slightly-more-involved-than-I-was-last-time-comment. They've been blocked (72 hours) by Cyp. This editor has been discussed at ANI several times before most recently here. Last time Hoary made the point that there's a great deal of uncited editing and reverting occurring on various Airport articles; I've started going through them adding {{Refimprove}} tags, but these articles do seem to be a magnet for (a) no edit summaries (or vulgar edit summaries in Batak), (b) limited or zero referencing, and (c) slow-motion edit warring. 80.229.60.197 (talk) 11:45, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

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User:‎I Love Failing Exams[edit]

User failed the Wikipedia test. Talk page privileges revoked. Favonian (talk) 11:18, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
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The blocked user I Love Failing Exams needs their talk page access removed, as they are being disruptive. 331dot (talk) 11:15, 4 February 2017 (UTC)


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Page hijacking[edit]

editor blocked, nonsense revdelled ---S Philbrick(Talk) 17:33, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
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Ullaste, appears to have been hijacked to create a new article - Broccoli pizza and pasta (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) - . With brief excursion as Suzi Q Smith The editor is Fredix93 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) It would seem to need an admin to straighten this out. Thank you Jim1138 (talk) 10:18, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

User:Highstakes00 sock? Hijacking existing pages to sneak promotional/paid articles past new page patrol, moving the pages several times, and creating redirects so the moves can't be easily reversed is their MO, isn't it? --bonadea contributions talk 10:43, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
Fixed it and blocked the user. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 11:00, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
I've rev-deleted the intermediate nonsense, which I think can fit under WP:RD3 - it's disruptive for anyone trying to understand the real history of the genuine article (and it adds a bit of WP:DENY into the mix). Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 11:38, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

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Blocked editor spamming on talk page[edit]

Talk page access revoked. (non-admin closure) clpo13(talk) 19:10, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
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Sathish Kalathil (Film Director) (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) was blocked in 2012 for sock puppetry and self promotion. He has returned and is using his talk page to post similar self-promotional content. The blocking admin was Berean Hunter who has since retired, so if someone else could have a look that would be good. Melcous (talk) 17:13, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

I have revoked this account's and its related sockpuppets' talk page access. De728631 (talk) 17:28, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

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Air India Tehran launch[edit]

It was appropriate to remove this as an example of block evasion, and also not a matter for this noticeboard. On balance am leaving it here this time with the noted outcome that the IP OP has been blocked; so when/if it gets reposted there's this section to refer to. -- Euryalus (talk) 12:32, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
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Hello everybody!

Air India Express has delayed its launch to Tehran IKA from "1 March to 2017" to "26 March 2017" based on http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/271136/air-india-express-revises-tehran-launch-to-late-march-2017/

Several users have previously suggested this semi-protected edit on IKA's page but they've been collectively branded as vandals by Yamla and their suggestion ignored despite the incontrovertible citation provided.

So I just decided to not go down that path and bring this issue into attention right on here. Can someone assist me please?

Cheers 24.87.65.27 (talk) 09:16, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

This is the blocked vandal, Theeasytarget (talk · contribs) who was not blocked by me. They have engaged in numerous examples of block evasion to disrupt the Wikipedia, as they stated they would; I blocked those when I found them. It is not true that "several users" have suggested this change. In all cases, this was suggested by this person using sockpuppet accounts or IP addresses. Additionally, they have filed Wikipedia:Requests for mediation/Air India Express Tehran IKA launch. I suggest blocking the most recent sockpuppet, Serentupitty1980 (talk · contribs), as well as this IP address. See additionally, Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Theeasytarget/Archive. --Yamla (talk) 12:10, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
{{Ping|Serentupitty1980}} as the most recent sockpuppet. {{Ping|MilborneOne}} as the original blocking admin and {{Ping|Boing!_said_Zebedee}} as the admin who revoked access from the user. --Yamla (talk) 12:12, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
This was previously removed by Nil Einne (talk · contribs) in this edit with the edit summary, "Socking evidentally". I'll leave it to another admin to remove it here and to indicate whether it would generally be appropriate for me to have removed it myself, given the evident block evasion. --Yamla (talk) 12:22, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
(edit conflict). Sorry about the ec with the close, but we should note that I've indef blocked Serentupitty1980 as an obvious sock. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 12:34, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

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Addendum: Three IP sockpuppets blocked so far for tampering with the report above. Page semi-protected. Acroterion (talk) 12:51, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
Is there a checkuser in the house? The last two three disruptive accounts were sleeper accounts old enough to be autoconfirmed once they'd made ten edits to userspace, all created January 18 so far. Acroterion (talk) 13:09, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
There's a template for that: {{checkuser needed}}. BethNaught (talk) 13:20, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
I'm sorry to say there's not much available from a CU perspective - he's proxying all over the place, making it impossible to say whether there are any other accounts. Seems easy to spot, though - my advice is to revert and block on sight, and maybe protect this page for a bit if he doesn't get bored soon. Yunshui  13:27, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
Any chance an edit filter can be applied for this? Just to add I've just protected the page again, third protection today for this vandal. RickinBaltimore (talk) 20:55, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
Yes, filter 836, but it may need adjustment if they come back. Georgewilliamherbert (talk) 06:26, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
This may be a blocked user, however, the request here is fully legitimate, as it is a sourced change that should be performed. --Marbe166 (talk) 23:52, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
Please don't feed the trolls. Acroterion (talk) 00:20, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

College project that's introducing copyvios, plagiarism, OR and Non-NPOV content to wide variety of Indian history articles[edit]

There's a huge group of college students working on some coursework related to historical kingdoms of the Indian subcontinent. They've been copying content from elsewhere on to these articles, some of them from out of copyright works and some from copyrighted works. Utcursch, Chewings72 and I have attempted to engage with a few of them, but except for one of them confirming to Utcursch that this is a college project and they aren't sock accounts, we haven't any response from anyone. Our request to have the instructor read the guidelines for educators and get involved hasn't had any impact either. I'm sure there are more people involved in cleaning up this area, I just don't know who all are involved yet (Doug Weller suggested I bring this here, after a conversation on my talk page). I'll list all accounts I'm aware of here:

  1. Worldciv207 satavahanas (talk · contribs) (This is the student who confirmed that it's coursework and not sockpuppetry)
  2. Worldciv2017 Chalukya Empire (talk · contribs)
  3. Worldciv2017 GUPTAs (talk · contribs)
  4. Worldciv2017 chola (talk · contribs)
  5. Worldciv2017 kakatiya (talk · contribs)
  6. Worldciv2017 tughlaq (talk · contribs)
  7. WorldCiv2017 chera (talk · contribs)
  8. Worldciv2017 pallavas (talk · contribs)
  9. WorldCiv2017 Pallava Empire (talk · contribs)
  10. Worldciv 2017 kushan (talk · contribs)
  11. Worldciv pala (talk · contribs)
  12. World Civ 2017 Maurya's (talk · contribs)

I've provided most (if not all) of the accounts with student-welcome template and have tried to engage with a couple of them but there's been no response. I'm not exactly sure what to do here as we don't even know who the instructor is (his name is Prof Srinivas Reddy) or if this is an outreach effort or any background information. We had a similar group from a college in Pune in 2015 that was working on Kumbh Mela related stuff but I was able to work with them back then, unlike in this case. If someone can actually get through to them and get them to stop the copyvios etc and work in a structured manner, it'd be helpful. —SpacemanSpiff 11:06, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

:PS, with so many people to notify, it's going to take me a while to do the rounds. —SpacemanSpiff 11:06, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

Add World Civ 2017-SOLANKI (talk · contribs), whom I have just notified of this discussion. I've just been cleaning up their stuff at Chaulukya dynasty, as well as one of the above named accounts at Chera dynasty. - Sitush (talk) 11:10, 29 January 2017 (UTC)
All these accounts need to be thoroughly reviewed for copyvios, optimally by a Wikipedian with significant expertise in this area. Anyone who joins in, please don't just revert copyvios, but flag them for revdel using {{copyvio-revdel}}. BethNaught (talk) 11:40, 29 January 2017 (UTC)
@BethNaught: how do we tag an eit as copyvio if it's already been reverted but not et revdeleted? E.g., here? O Fortuna!...Imperatrix mundi. 12:58, 29 January 2017 (UTC)
By following the instructions in the template documentation... BethNaught (talk) 13:09, 29 January 2017 (UTC)
Not all of the additions involve copyright violations. Sometimes they have tried to use their own words, but their English language skills are not up to it. The one you are referring to that I reverted seemed to me to be more about "Original Research" rather than a copyright violation. I will follow BethNaught's advice if I see any more copyvios.--Chewings72 (talk) 03:24, 30 January 2017 (UTC)
I'm glad to hear this. I hope that when the students who haven't edited yet start contributing they do better. I've dealt with one. Doug Weller talk 17:53, 29 January 2017 (UTC)
It looks like this page corresponds to the group on the Programs and Events Dashboard, created by User:Vishwanagarika. I am not familiar with this user, but hope this helps connect with the appropriate people. TFlanagan-WMF (talk) 15:26, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Sudden Deth[edit]

Blocked by NeilN for 3 days. (non-admin closure) ThePlatypusofDoom (talk) 23:11, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
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This user is running amok, continued disruption, trollish behaviour, persistent edit warring. - Mlpearc (open channel) 16:40, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

Look how childish this user is being just because he's not getting his way. He is threatening with blocks (even though it's already been established I won't be blocked because other admins already agreed with my edits) and trying to turn other users against simply because I post correct information that he doesn't want to be there despite it being FACT. Grow up. SuddenDeth (talk) 16:44, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

WP:DUCKUser:VorticA. TimothyJosephWood 16:51, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
A look through your 'tribs plainly show you are NOT HERE to build an Encyclopedia, but to push your agenda of personal opinions. - Mlpearc (open channel) 16:53, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
@SuddenDeth: your lack of talk page participation is quite telling. You should be discussing edits on article talk pages and working towards consensus, not simply edit warring. A quick look at your talk page shows that there are a number of editors who take issue with your behavior. clpo13(talk) 16:58, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

It would be appreciated if an uninvolved admin could look into this editor's pattern of behavior. Opening discussions on article talk pages is ineffective because SuddenDeth will not participate. He will edit war to push his opinions into the article, even when challenged by multiple editors, and prefers to argue through edit summaries over getting consensus. He's already been blocked for edit warring at Nine Inch Nails and you can see that he refused to discuss his issues. He's now continuing the same pattern in Metallica articles. --Laser brain (talk) 16:59, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

So Jason Newsted playing bass guitar on 1989 (a year he was a member of the band) live tracks is opinion not fact? SuddenDeth (talk) 17:04, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

This is about your behavior. You should be addressing the concerns above regarding lack of discussion and edit warring. clpo13(talk) 17:06, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
At one point I thought the edit warring was over. - Mlpearc (open channel) 17:16, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
Unless User:SuddenDeth will agree to change their approach in the future I think an indefinite block should be considered. They appear to be certain they are right and have no interest in any negotiation. EdJohnston (talk) 18:20, 2 February 2017 (UTC)