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Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is BLP violations, wikilawyering, and tendentious editing by Tdadamemd. Thank you. NeilN talk to me 00:36, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Chemtrail Conspiracy Theory[edit]

Earlier today you objected to a post that I made regarding the reality of what some term as Chemtrails. As far as I know I referenced credible authorities that state the authenticity of a problematic aerial spraying of toxic substances that are polluting our environment. I also stated that if it is true that the persistent trails left behind high flying aircraft are simply vapor trails who might object to open disclosure and "open house" of the suspected aircraft?

Now I am wondering how you can assess that I am only offering my own opinions on the matter? My position is and always has been a procedural matter of seeking the facts, a fact finding project, not the opinions of those who may be hiding covert operations that are harming all life on the planet. May I ask where you find fault with a project destined to protect the environment and or possibly disclose sinister activities? --Inspector In the Truth (talk) 21:11, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia isn't an internet forum: it's an encyclopedia. Please do not abuse the encyclopedia to post opinions, advocacy or soapboxing. Acroterion (talk) 02:07, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Talk:Skilled Group[edit]

Is there a reason you went with deletion-and-partial-restore rather than sticking only with revision-deletion? It's my understanding that the whole purpose of revision-deletion (with or without WP:OVERSIGHT) was to avoid using deletion-and-restore except for history mergers and history splits. The only remotely valid reason I can think of to use deletion is WP:IAR + WP:DENY, or perhaps some use of WP:IAR that I haven't thought of yet. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 20:14, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Deletion and restore is still valid where there is a broad chunk of disruption (defamation in this case), particularly on a talkpage where the history isn't as important. DENY is the primary reason: I started through plain revdel and it became clear that entire swaths of the history were infested with hundreds of disruptive sockpuppet edits, far beyond the normal scope of revdel. Close to 90% of the history was going to be struck through. Revdel is best used for individual episodes of disruption, where delete/restore was cumbersome and confusing (we were all relieved when revdel was instituted), but delete/restore still has a use, and is used now and then in such circumstances, and I know of no policy that forbids its use. This certainly falls under "occasional other cases where it is needed." Acroterion (talk) 23:25, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
That bad? Sigh. Oh, could you email me the wiki-text of the vandalism that you revdeleted from my user page earlier today? (Oh, and thanks for removing it - if it was that bad the fewer people who saw it the better). davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 23:36, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
208 revisions bad, mostly the same thing over and over and ... The thing I deleted was standard abuse, not creative enough to be interesting. If you really want to know I'll email it. Acroterion (talk) 00:15, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
Send it along. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 00:22, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Yes[edit]

Ok, sorry about that. That guy was being pompous though. But I understand, I'll try to tone it down in the future.Zombiesturm (talk) 16:36, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

That's no apology, and you've been keeping it up using slightly cleaner language. If it happens again you'll be blocked. Acroterion (talk) 21:02, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

immediate block requested[edit]

209.216.233.52 has been vandalizing non-stop for more than an hour and there is no response from AIV. Thanks. Meters (talk) 03:09, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Never mind. Finally blocked. Meters (talk) 03:13, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
<ec>I stepped away from the computer for a few minutes to walk the dog: I see Reaper got the IP, appropriately enough. Acroterion (talk) 03:14, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
And now Reaper's blocking CU socks. Cases like this make me sorry I'm not an admin! Meters (talk) 03:48, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
It comes in handy for great justice when dealing with trolls and vandals, you can just fix what you see, though I occasionally have to track down a CU for some things. You've been around long enough to give it a try, you know, and RFA has been less of an ordeal in recent times. Acroterion (talk) 03:53, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, it's time for a change. I need to either take a break, try to become an admin, or switch from vandalism fighting to writing articles for a while. Meters (talk) 04:00, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
Then write some articles, get some GA or FA content, then see about RFA. You'll be expected to show some quality content, which wasn't the case when I had my RFA in 2007. I did my writing later on, but I lack the time nowadays due to professional and personal commitments. Acroterion (talk) 11:29, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

hi[edit]

could you do the page "List of Turkic dynasties and countries" semi-protected, those who are not logged destroys only. Mehmeett21                    User talk:Mehmeett21  — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mehmeett21 (talkcontribs) 16:34, 9 July 2014 (UTC) 

Pesky little vandal[edit]

Hey there. Thanks for the reverting of that one's changes to my userpage. The first of their two accounts seems to persist in changing my name on the warning template I left them to "Silly Dutch Woman". Not really in the mood to feed a troll of a blocked user on their talk-page, so I figured I might as well ask you if there is any chance you could revoke their talkpage access? AddWittyNameHere (talk) 22:01, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Already done for both accounts, and if any new accounts appear they'll lose talkpage access when blocked, given their history. Acroterion (talk) 22:02, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, noticed you did so while I was typing up the message. XD Then you edit-conflicted me as I was going to say "nevermind, you're faster than I am". Well, that's doubly-proven now, eh? AddWittyNameHere (talk) 22:04, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Anita Sarkeesian page[edit]

May I ask how my addition to the "Reception" segment of Anita Sarkeesian's page was inappropriately sourced and disparaging? Is there a way to address the criticism of her in a way which conforms to Wikipedia's standards? I think it's important to do so, as this site is meant to be an unbiased information resource. --JackHeslop91 (talk) 23:41, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

You need to read Wikipedia's policy on biographies of living persons. When you've done that you'll understand that you can't insert disparagement into a biography sourced only to a couple of bare YouTube urls. The article and talkpage have recently been targets for direct attacks on Sarkeesian based on Internet innuendo. While there is probably a neutral way to discuss the often misogynistic way Sarkeesian has been attacked on the Internet, it must be approached in accordance with Wikipedia policy. Your edit plainly violated BLP policy and was reverted accordingly. Acroterion (talk) 00:41, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

I really don't feel as though I was being disparaging. I wasn't personally accusing Sarkeesian of anything, I was simply pointing out how some people perceive her, which has already been done in that section. It's important to present both sides of an issue. This isn't a problem in other articles. On my page for James Herbert's novel Shrine, for instance, someone added a negative comment made about the book by a critic to the "Reception" section, and linked to a footnate indicating a page of a critical work. If the problem is that my footnotes weren't detailed, I'll be happy to remedy that. Whether or not Sarkeesian has been the victim of crude and misogynistic online abuse is irrelevant; my addition was simply a presentation of how some people have negatively received her work. I point out again and again that this is how she's perceived by them, not how she actually is, or how I feel about her. Where you see plain violations, all I see is honest reporting of different viewpoints. --JackHeslop91 (talk) 02:26, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

You wrote opinion in Wikipedia's voice with profoundly unacceptable sourcing in a biography that has seen extensive trolling and outright defamation. Please read and understand WP:BLP: your comment above doesn't indicate an understanding of that policy. BLP doesn't preclude the inclusion of criticism, but it does clearly state that editors are entitled to insist on scrupulous adherence to policy: it was indeed a plain violation of BLP. For sourcing you need chapter and verse from specific coverage in major publications, not links to YouTube. The first two paragraphs of BLP contain the essence of the policy, which I don't see respected in the edit you made. Acroterion (talk) 02:32, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
For some context, see last night's [[WP:ANI#Nosepea68 and disruptive editing at Anita Sarkeesian-related topics]]. Note that I make no comparison of your good-faith edit to that user's behavior, but it's what's been going on, and the article gets close attention nowadays. If you're going to edit Sarkeesian's bio, you need to be scrupulous about sourcing, attribution of views, and preferably discuss it on the talkpae first. Acroterion (talk) 12:50, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Ah, okay. I understand. Sorry if I was defensive, and thank you for your time. --JackHeslop91 (talk) 05:52, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Continued promotional edits by Lepro2 despite your final warning[edit]

Lepro2 (talk · contribs) has continued to edit articles in a promotional manner even after you gave him or her a final warning (which itself came after two other editor gave warnings). Time to block for a bit? ElKevbo (talk) 07:00, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Rasta Rita[edit]

As I tried to edit the page concerning content related to Rasta Rita, It ws deleted. Should i create a new article? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Youngwelsh (talkcontribs) 00:45, 16 July 2014 (UTC) No. You need to review the notability guidelines, as there was no indication that the subject was notable. Acroterion (talk) 00:56, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Talk:808s & Heartbreak[edit]

I think it's obvious sock between Special:Contributions/Postcodez and Special:Contributions/93.186.31.114, both are doing on '‎Proposal to change the Genre' section non-stop. 183.171.169.169 (talk) 12:16, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

I'll take a look at it when I get a chance. Acroterion (talk) 12:21, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Could be, but I don't see a sufficiently strong correlation right now to take action. However, do you see a possibility that these are related to MariaJaydHicky? Acroterion (talk) 14:36, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Edit filter change?[edit]

I saw your note on WP:ANI asking if an edit filter can be written to stop the India prostitution spammers. I've seen a couple of those accounts, too. I can add a few of the most used keywords into edit filter 466 so that at least the account will be flagged by Mr.Z-bot onto WP:AIV/TB2. Outright blocking is difficult with the format of the spam changing, but at least the bot will flag them and make it easier for everybody to deal with. -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 06:28, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

I was having trouble too with figuring out a possible set of keywords: possibly a string of numbers of a given length plus "girls"? Acroterion (talk) 11:49, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
I made the change. It should flag a few of the accounts. -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 03:20, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, I lack the skills to do that myself - I'd explode the wiki for certain. Acroterion (talk) 03:37, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
It has not flagged anything yet, but at least I didn't break the filter! -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 05:47, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

A bit late, but thank you for catching this and this. It's appreciated! Erebus Morgaine (Talk) 18:32, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

User talk:Siggasonswein[edit]

Assuming he doesn't remove my latest comment, I see no real sign that this user is ever going to contribute anything worthwhile to the project. For a supposed researcher, he doesn't even write well. At the same time, I hesitate to act unilaterally. Your approach has been much kinder than mine, which doesn't suprise me as my natural inclination with editors like him is blunt. If we could agree on a course of action, I'd feel more comfortable. I was tempted to remove his edits from the Wentbridge article, but that would eliminate any possiblity of administrative action on my part, so I'm hoping he will. I would see that as a small positive step. Your thoughts, as always, are welcome.--Bbb23 (talk) 17:10, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

I feel much the same way and was holding back from acting in the article for the same reasons. I was hoping he'd self-revert. Given the fact that he's abandoned the direct promotion I wanted to give him as much leeway as possible, and I figure we don't have to be in a hurry. I'm going to be spending the rest of the day doing house maintenance/improvement stuff, so I'll look in this evening to see if there's been any movement and if not will remove the material or heavily edit it, which will disqualify me from further administrative action. Acroterion (talk) 17:52, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
House maintenance stuff? That sounds worse than dealing with the user, but then I hate that kind of work. Some like it. I had some water damage to my house a few years ago, and it took me that long to fix the damage. I did fix the source of the problem immediately but then the repairs languished as I didn't want to deal with it. After a couple of weeks of chaos, though, the house looks much better. Still have to buy new carpeting, though. Hopefully, that won't take three years.--Bbb23 (talk) 17:59, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Yard work and the continuing attic renovation, which I hope to complete by the end of summer. It's looking great, but there's a lot of trim to do, and no right angles, being under the roof. I'm always amused by movies that cast an architect as the protagonist so they have an excuse for a fabulous house. Most architects' house are permanently unfinished, or they've tried too many things out in one place, which they wouldn't do if they were under the discipline of working for a client. My house is the former case. Acroterion (talk) 18:12, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
I've reverted the entire Robin Hood digression, there's no good way to disentangle it. This [1] is an interesting development. Acroterion (talk) 02:24, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

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Speed record?[edit]

How did you delete Suck a salty hot fart out of my ass so quickly? I was tagging it for deletion, but the page was gone before I could save. Keep it up! Piguy101 (talk) 00:58, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

I happened to check the new pages queue, and there it was. Charming subject, creator blocked as not here to improve the encyclopedia. Acroterion (talk) 01:08, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Here's a kitten for having to deal with that appalling streak of RD2/RD3-worthy edits on your talkpage.

AddWittyNameHere (talk) 01:18, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

109.157.151.98[edit]

Darkness Shines tells me this is likely a sock of Aldota. Usually edits from the 109 range. - is this related to the vandalism on this page? Dougweller (talk) 06:46, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

To the extent that both are using Venezuelan open proxy ranges, yes. However, 109/Aldota and 109/JarlaxlArtemis are on opposite sides of the fence in every other way. Acroterion (talk) 11:42, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I was about to leave (to do a Segway rough ground course) and didn't get a chance to investigate. If my 109 is Aldota then a longer block will be needed, I'll look into it - I'm not famliar with Aldota. Dougweller (talk) 13:23, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Ukrainefree/Rihannathebestlikeher[edit]

Both accounts are the same edits like Rihanna and Imagine Dragons. Can you block both of them? 183.171.172.217 (talk) 02:50, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

It's possible they're related, but not obvious, and I don't see cause to block either one at this time. If it becomes obvious that they are sockpuppet accounts one or both might be blocked. I should note also that most administrators don't like to be asked to block people unless there is blatant abuse: if you want to make a case for less obvious cases, you need to present clear evidence, not just a suspicion. Acroterion (talk) 02:58, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

Email[edit]

Hello Acroterion, Have sent you a private email. Regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 08:32, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Move request[edit]

Hi, Acroterion. Per the rationale briefly discussed at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Athletics#Minor question, would you be comfortable moving Belayneh Densamo to Belayneh Dinsamo? Thanks! Location (talk) 23:47, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Done, and I tidied the article spellings and added "Densamo" as an alternate spelling in the persondata. Acroterion (talk) 03:31, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! I'll try to get around to cleaning up the redirects, too. Cheers! Location (talk) 05:26, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Philadelphia Police Department Misconduct[edit]

Could you stop by to help User talk:PhiladelphiaInjustice? He is a new user who has done super work. I have tried to provide some support. The user suspects his account has been hacked. I advised him how to revert changes. He may be right, I suppose it bears looking into. Not an emergency. Paul, in Saudi (talk) 16:09, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Darn you write pretty. I found your comments very useful and thoughtful. This user however is unfamiliar with our goals here and has decided to take his marbles and go home. Paul, in Saudi (talk) 12:55, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Professional advice needed[edit]

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Are you aware of a technical term for the "horns" on the corners of these two church towers? I can't remember seeing any other buildings with such structures. Nyttend (talk) 00:11, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

"Pinnacles" would be a reasonable label. They were found in some of Wren's churches: see St Margaret Pattens, though he used urns for similar ornament on other churches, as did John Soane at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Their equivalents at Vanbrugh's Blenheim Palace are termed "finials", since they're not so pointy. I've also seen obelisks used for the purpose. In general, such pinnacles or finials are common devices in Georgian architecture. They are descendants of the pinnacles found in Gothic architecture, which performed a structural function by weighting down buttresses, thereby changing the direction of the force vector to something more vertical. Acroterion (talk) 02:09, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

August 2014[edit]

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Invitation: Air Serbia – issue[edit]

Hi Acroterion, I was recently caught in the discussion about Air Serbia - Jat Airways relations. Please, if you are willing so, read my whole expose about this issue here: [2], and give your opinion on it, so we can move forward from this stalemate. Thanks! --AirWolf talk 15:18, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Update: The whole merge discussion was directly moved here: [3]. Thanks.--AirWolf talk 21:23, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Removed email quote from Talk:Xigazê[edit]

Thank you for the note. I am glad you wiped the various revisions from the history of the Talk page. However, I had already removed the quoted email and made other changes from the Talk page after the author of the email wrote to me again and made me aware (for the first time) that WP does not allow the quoting of emails without the writer's permission, and asked me to remove it. I was happy to comply once I realised WP's policy and am sorry it has caused a fuss. I certainly won't do that again. Sincerely, John Hill (talk) 06:02, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Not a problem now that you know, and I noted that you'd removed the quoted text: I was being a bit conservative with the revision deletion. Acroterion (talk) 11:20, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Appreciate your assistance[edit]

My "Quote of the week" section was in sore need of an update, thanks for your indirect assistance finding a smokin' one. (I got Bishonen to post it coz bad language comes better from admins.) darwinbish BITE 14:14, 11 August 2014 (UTC).

Glad to help, if only indirectly. Speaking of updates, I've always meant to suggest that the Compliment Generator include "Rosy-fingered ..." It's hard to beat Homer, after all. Acroterion (talk)

Leisure Car Rental[edit]

Good day, Can you please tell me why my article was deleted, and what I need to fix so that the article will be accepted.

My article is not spam, it is not advertising, or promotional. There are many other Car Rentals listed on wikipedia, why am I not able to add Leisure? Besides being the only Award Winning Car Rental Agency, Leisure is also one of the most reputable Car Rental Agencies on the Island of St. Maarten. I followed all the submission rules and guidelines, and the article was deleted twice. I really do not see my editing as disruptive. I am just trying to add something to wikipedia, as millions of other persons have done.

I would certainly appreciate it if you could tell me what I am doing wrong. Instead is just deleting the article, help me to submit it correctly.

Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Infosxm74 (talkcontribs) 17:32, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

There was no indication that the subject of the article was sufficiently notable for inclusion in a global encyclopedia. Being a reputable car rental agency on St. Maarten isn't especially notable, nor is the award given to the company's employee. Please see the notability guidelines for companies for more. Acroterion (talk) 22:03, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Edit War[edit]

I requested help from two Administrators and even wrote help request on the main page. The unknown user is editing the article based on false accusations and unreliable sources like news articles which are according to Wikipedia rules not reliable.

regards Wikisupporting (talk) 01:08, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

The unknown user with IP https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/149.140.220.194 violated and is still violating the three edit rule.

Wikisupporting (talk) 01:12, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

You don't get to edit-war because you disagree on sourcing or content. Stop, or I'll block both parties. Acroterion (talk) 01:15, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

He using sock puppets in order not to blocked. See the history of page. He deleting almost whole the content without using talk page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 149.140.220.194 (talk) 01:23, 14 August 2014 (UTC)


I am using sockpuppets? Who is editing the article without any real reason. BBC and Guardian news articles are no reliable sources by definition. I simply copied what is written in Willey Blackwells book at page 404 word for word. You accused me of deleting Asatrians source and used that as excuse to edit, but I never deleted this source. You even claimed some of them are of Arab origin based on nothing but your own opinion (No source, absolutely nothing). Well the Admins will see what happened I am just going to wait. Wikisupporting (talk) 01:34, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

You "copied word for word"??! You're edit-warring to keep a copyright violation? Consider yourself on notice that any further edits of any kind at Yazidi for the next 48 hours will get you blocked. Acroterion (talk) 01:37, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Inappropriate blocking[edit]

Hi.

You inappropriately blocked me so as to allow User:HelenOnline to control the article Trial of Oscar Pistorius, which she owns, and has kept in a permanently false state. There was no reason for you to block me as she already controlled the article. It was just bullying. Please refrain from taking that kind of action in the future. Thank you. All I was doing was adding correct information. Also, please can you stop User:NeilN from harassing me. Thank you. 123.2.223.96 (talk) 01:57, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

FYI: Wikipedia:ANI#IP_harassment_of_editor --NeilN talk to me 02:07, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For blocking a really nasty vandal, IP 123 ... 96. Bearian (talk) 13:29, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. These celebrity trials seem to bring out the amateur lawyer/CNN analyst in far too many people. Acroterion (talk) 15:53, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Sept 11 Attacks Talk page[edit]

Hey there, I was wondering if you had any time to look at the short paragraph I wrote for possible inclusion in the main article? I know you are really not too keen on the idea in general, but I felt like you gave some logical critiques and I really did try to take your comments and sources into consideration. Anyways, if you have any advice on how to improve what I wrote, I sure would appreciate it. Thanks! Smitty121981 (talk) 23:39, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, I've been dealing with the mess played out in the sections below. I probably won't comment until tomorrow, since other things intervene. Acroterion (talk) 00:19, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
No problem, thanks for the heads up Smitty121981 (talk) 01:42, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Fields Medal Page[edit]

The Fields Medal Page contains biased information about laureates.We need to change this page as we have done about Nobel Prize laureates Page.I do not understand why Wikipedia chief editors insisting on not to change this biased information which now exists on Fields Medal page.The main suggestion is to remove Nationality and add Birthplace and current institution and residency. Rezameyqani (talk) 23:40, 14 August 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned Rezameyqani (talk) 23:57, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

I really hoped that you come to help me editing this page,if you have enough info,or at least try to convince other editors that this page contains biased and unreliable information.Instead you threatened me.So sorry for you and other editors who are claiming that Wikipedia is a "free encyclopedia"!!! Rezameyqani (talk) 23:57, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

The article has been the scene of extensive edit-warring, in which you've been a participant. If you reverted, you'd be blocked, as you've already crossed the line. . I've protected the article to force you and other editors to work out a consensus on the talkpage, and to keep you from digging a deeper hole.. I see you've made some attempts at that, which is good. Please continue to discuss on the talkpage and to provide appropriate sources. Acroterion (talk) 00:00, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
Actually, you're blocked because you edited the page immediately after being warned not to. Acroterion (talk) 00:16, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Please Field Medal page unprotection[edit]

I want to informative edit.--Daegu1989 (talk) 00:03, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Then use the article talkpage to achieve a consensus. The article is protected due to the extensive and disruptive edit-warring. Acroterion (talk) 00:06, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

User:Rezameyqani Block evasion[edit]

User:Rezameyqani is blocked ip user. Please block him and revert his unconsensus edit.--112.169.25.12 (talk) 00:06, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Actually, he edited after being warned for edit-warring, so he's blocked for that, and so are you since it's clear that you were just editing as 112.169.25.11. Acroterion (talk) 00:10, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Template protection in mainspace[edit]

Hi Acroterion, I've noticed that you have applied template protection to the article Fields Medal (log). Given that, per WP:Protection policy, "This protection level may only be used on high-risk templates and modules and possibly in rarer cases where pages in other namespaces become transcluded to a very high degree", I wonder if you have applied this protection level by mistake? (especially since part of your comment in the log is "full protection is warranted") Thanks, - Evad37 [talk] 00:46, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Good catch, I'll fix it immediately. Acroterion (talk) 00:48, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Red Baron in popular culture[edit]

You do know that in the movie flyboys, the red baron was never in it. His tri plane had no other picture other then the German Cross, and the charcther in the film is called Franz Wolfert. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.246.3.168 (talk) 18:30, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

I made the page about the band Albino Jesus.[edit]

I wish you unban it please. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jeeexo123 (talkcontribs) 19:20, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Please read WP:MUSICIAN. There was no indication that the subject was significant enough for inclusion in a global encyclopedia. Acroterion (talk) 21:21, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Three revert rule[edit]

Thank you for reminding me of the three revert rule, my intent was not to start an edit war but to bring consensus to a debated topic.DrCuddle (talk) 03:42, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

requesting for a comment[edit]

Hello there,now the time period in which I had barred from editing has passed.Can I remove its related section in my talk page?Thank you. Rezameyqani (talk) 09:55, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes, certainly. Acroterion (talk) 12:08, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CI, August 2014[edit]

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Fields Medal page[edit]

Hello there,I'm that user who's been the victim of editing the Fields Medal page(i.e.I got blocked with charge of Vandalism.).I've got three question:1)When the current protected status of that page ends,Does the page current contents remain in place or they are replaced with the old version? 2)I've prepared a new and somehow comprehensive table about Fields medalists.I posted this table on the discussion section of the Fields Medal page,and I request for comments about this(If You come there and see my that table I will be really glad,and don't forget to put your comment about it down there!;-)),but so far,just one person did so.Is it normal? 3)Should I submit a request for edit to replace the new table with current one?Or should I wait for reaching a consensus?Thank You. Rezameyqani (talk) 07:50, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

User:Rezameyqani[edit]

The user is going bananas. I warned him, but I don't know the background. You blocked him. Wouldn't you like to deal with it? :-) --Bbb23 (talk) 08:47, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

September_11_attacks#Conspiracy_theories[edit]

I am notifying editors who participated in the recent discussion regarding the September 11 attacks that a brand new RfC has been created. The RfC was created in a brand new discussion thread. I don't wish to see any editors be disenfranchised so you may wish to comment in the new thread. Thanks! A Quest For Knowledge (talk) 22:02, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I noticed it and will make a statement. Acroterion (talk) 01:55, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Hey Acroterion, I hope you get a chance to comment on the RfC (please take your time though, and no worries if you are not able to). In regards to our conversation about the insider trading, at first I was having a very difficult time grasping how quoting from a reliable source could be considered "direct promotion of fringe theories"... but I think I'm starting to understand the reasoning and I crossed out the insider trading phrase. Also, I found a great new source since you last commented (Falk 2014) and I think it directly addresses your concern that there is "no support in credible academic or journalism sources." Smitty121981 (talk) 18:15, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Tips are needed![edit]

As far as I could realize,one the main pillars of Wikipedia is to preserve neutrality in articles.I confess that I've not read all of Wikipedia articles(which in fact, is impossible to do so),but in the articles which I read them so far,especially those concerning with biographies or award tables, I found a serious deviation from neutrality pillar.I mean, the dispute over Nationality of famous people,causing serious harm to credibility of articles.You know,Nowadays, the matter of nationality of someone,especially famous people,is a hard thing to verify,because most of the famous people,work and live in more than one place or country.For example, Manjul Bhargava, was born in Canada,raised in United States and now,He works mainly in US,and for some part of a year in India and Canada.So I guess you confirm my assessment.The interesting fact is that most of those famous people,cite their "Citizenship" or "Birthplace", and very few of them state their "Nationality".The other thing is that the definition of Nationality is somehow vague and ambiguous.What should be the basis for Nationality?birthplace?citizenship?ethnic group? The word is,I want to run campaign or something like that to reason with administrators to add a policy like this:Replace the term "Nationality" in all of biographies and their related materials with term:"Citizenship" or "Birthplace"(I myself would prefer "Birthplace" over "Citizenship")unless it is clearly stated in the person's CV.How should I do this?Is there any committee or something like that for admins so that I can discuss this matter with them?Thanks.Rezameyqani (talk) 10:48, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Please remember that administrators don't make policy, they only enforce the consensus of the community. Furthermore, the issue of nationality versus birthplace versus citizenship has often been a battleground, and as far as I'm aware has been resolved on a case-by-case basis, since there is no obvious way to establish an encyclopedia-wide diktat. The manual of style has advice at WP:MOSBIO. The problem is that nations change, borders change, people change their allegiances or immigrate, people live through regime change, have multiple citizenships, or history is murky. There has been a years-long fight over the national characterization of Copernicus, often bitter. Was Alexander the Great Macedonian, and does that have anything to do with the present Macedonia/FYROM? British nationalists have objected to the characterization of pre-Republican people from Ireland as "Irish," while Irish partisans have objected to the use of "British Isles." Palestine, Israel, Yugoslavia, pre-and-post Soviet/Russia/Ukraine/Belarus,colonial America, pre-and-post colonial Africa, China/Taiwan ... the list goes on and on.
One thing to note: there have been more edit wars over this specific issue than practically any other, and the use of flags can make it worse: there is a general dislike for the over-use of flags and the use of flags as decoration: see WP:MOSFLAG.
For what it's worth, I would suggest that Bhargava be noted as Canadian, since he was born there and retains some ties and citizenship(?). I don't think place of work is appropriate, since that can be anywhere, particularly for academics, and we discourage characterization by ethnicity unless it's central to their notability. Other editors at Talk:Fields Medal seem to agree that birthplace is the most reasonable approach. Acroterion (talk) 11:43, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for your generosity. In my opinion,Mediation Committee should discuss this matter of replacing birthplace with nationality in any tables containing information about any awards's laureates,except those laureates who have stated the word "Nationality" in their updated CVs, explicitly.There is no doubt that birthplace is far more verifiable than nationality.Thanks.Rezameyqani (talk) 19:43, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

User Seul1978[edit]

Hello there,unfortunately,user seul1978 is committing vandalism to Fields Medal page,despite the fact that a discussion is ongoing on the talk page.please address this vandalism act,since it's clear from the page article editing history.I tried to convince him/her to join the talking, but it seems he/she refuses to do so.Thanks.Rezameyqani (talk) 13:12, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Please respond to this issue.I do not have any intention to engage another edit warring, But this user does not stop his/her vandalisms on the page.ThanksRezameyqani (talk) 13:23, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
I have blocked Seoul 1978, since they made no effort to participate in the consensus on the talkpage, because they are specifically edit-warring, and because of their history of sockpuppetry. Technically, so were you, but given your efforts to achieve a consensus on the talkpage and your evident good will, I will not block you. Please remember not to get drawn into such edit wars: notify an administrator or use WP:AN3, and stop before 3 reverts. Acroterion (talk) 13:59, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
I'm really sad since we lost an editor who is willing to help us get a better consensus.Yes,You are right,I will not do this again,and will inform directly before editing.ThanksRezameyqani (talk) 14:06, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
If you encounter this sort of thing, it's always best to stop at two reverts and call for help: the article can exist for a little while in the wrong version. Since I and all other administrators are volunteers and have other things to do much of the time, and I, at least, am on the other side of the world from you (and from Korea), you should post at WP:AN3 to get help in these situations. I know it's cumbersome and slow, but it's the best way. Acroterion (talk) 14:11, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
I did not know that you are from Korea!!Next time you visit "Tehran Avenue",Please remember this fact that Iranian people are far better and logical people than what may have been said about them.Safe to say,I had a trip to your beautiful country when I was a 2 year old boy!:-)
I was referring to Seoul1978: I'm an American on the US east coast, distant from both Iran and Korea, and I have a high regard for the Iranian people and the Iranians of my acquaintance here (and Koreans too). Acroterion (talk) 14:31, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Stalking[edit]

I just want to know why is it that the term "gang stalking" isn't acknowledged by wikipedia. Even the John F, Kennedy assination has a conpiracy theory section. Why not this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Paultrem (talkcontribs)

You removed well-sourced material on well-documented Internet paranoia to give unsourced credence to the idea that so-called "gang stalking" is a widespread phenomenon, something which isn't supported by reliable sources. fightgangstalking.com is not a reliable or neutral source, and in fact is a good confirmation of the material you removed, a site that promotes fringe theories that prey upon vulnerable readers. Acroterion (talk) 14:34, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

User:Ryulong/Newbie biting[edit]

Mind salting the talk page too?—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 12:40, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Good idea, done. Acroterion (talk) 12:45, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Maybe there should be an edit filter to prevent people that aren't me from making new pages in my userspace. But that sounds unnecessarily complicated.—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 12:56, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
I don't see why it couldn't be done, but I'm not the one to do it. I'd explode the wiki if I tried making or editing edit filters. Acroterion (talk) 13:03, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Anita talk page[edit]

I said he is either ignorant (Of WP policy) or trolling. He has been around long enough. He also mention he read all the comments, which is another dubious claim, if he had read all the comments, the discussions would not be at a stale-mate right now, or I should say the consensus. He jumped with totally inaccurate information, when is a controversial lead exempt from citations? Don't leave me messages unless you have the full facts, this isn't a defend a friend game, I take exception to your comment, and is you don't desist from ganging up (wolfpack mentality) I will file a complaint. Syanaee (talk) 23:54, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

edit, you may move this to my talk page as per your userpage comment policy. Syanaee (talk) 23:57, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Please reconsider the hostile tone of your interactions with other editors. As the guidelines note, references may be used in the lede if there is a consensus to do so. Attacking other editors will not help to create a consensus. Acroterion (talk) 01:27, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

We don't have to agree to get along[edit]

  • Look, I know I'm challenging consensus and that's an unpopular place to be. I'm also fairly new to Wikipedia which confounds the problem. So I don't expect to be treated with the same level of respect as established/uncontroversial editors and I have not been whining about being criticized, because I accepted this as inevitable before I began and I assume that the criticisms have been made in good faith.
  • When we had our conversation about insider trading[4], you ended it by saying I was "bordering on tendentious editing". Well, I took this seriously. Of all the characterizations listed on that page, I feel the one that most editors might say applies to me is "One who repeats the same argument without convincing people". (e.g.[5]). The page says, "If your arguments are rejected, bring better arguments, don’t simply repeat the same ones." and that's what I was doing by finding sources like Chesney, and later the Falk book and the 9/11 Encyclopedia. It goes on to say, "And most importantly, examine your argument carefully, in light of what others have said... You must be willing to concede you may have been wrong." And this is exactly what I did with the insider trading: I admitted I was wrong and I then removed insider trading. I also did this with the Bentham sources when you criticized them, didn't I? I was wrong to present them as reliable, and I removed them from the list of sources.
  • You didn't have to comment on the RfC - I came here before[6] to let you know that I completely removed one line in response to your feedback (insider trading), and to let you know that I found a source in response to other feedback you gave (Falk). Despite this being brought specifically to your attention, your comment on the RfC read (A) like insider trading was still part of the proposal even though I removed it and (B) like I hadn't found any new sources to address the issue of due weight, even though I found excellent sources for this. I pointed (A) out to you in the most civil way possible on the RfC, yet your new comment this morning still did not mention it at all. I'm not looking for you to agree with me - I am well aware that this is not likely to happen. However, I do expect to at least be acknowledged when I have made substantial efforts to respond constructively to your feedback. Thanks. Smitty121981 (talk) 17:44, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Well, I'm an idiot. I did not see your comment "That's good." I apologize for the unnecessary drama. Smitty121981 (talk) 17:46, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • You're not an idiot: I've done the same thing more than once, and I missed the strikethrough, probably because I was looking at it in the edit window. Acroterion (talk) 21:46, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Hey Acroterion, thanks for being understanding of my embarrassing blunders above. Just coming by to let you know that I made a major revision to the proposed wording in the RfC, including removing the "hundreds of professionals and officials" line which you objected to. It seems from some other comments that you are opposed to the idea no matter how well it's written, but if it's not too much of a bother could you let me know if what I have now is more neutral? (even if you are still opposed to it in general) Thanks. Smitty121981 (talk) 18:06, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Help Needed![edit]

Hello there. As you know, I have implemented a "request for comments" section in Fields Medal talk page. When should I remove it? Is is removed on its own?I mean, Is there any time threshold for request for comments? Cheers. Rezameyqani (talk) 14:40, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Requests for comments typically run for 30 days, and anybody may close or remove them if a consensus exists. You should leave it up for its term and then just remove the header when it's over. Acroterion (talk) 17:10, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

RE: James Foley discussion[edit]

Please kindly note that it is only your PERSONAL OPINION that what I contributed to this discussion was "GENERAL". Also I'm of the view that without such general discussion having gotten out of the way there's no chance of properly improving the article in question. So what are you saying? "This page is only reserved for discussing the cosmetic details of the article. A proper discussion is not welcome here!" Effectively that's your view as far as I can tell. 78.184.130.231 (talk) 01:47, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

The article talkpage isn't a forum for your views on the video. You appear to be trying to use it as a soapbox for commentary rather than article improvement. Please stop. Acroterion (talk) 01:49, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Oh yes sorry, I seem to have forgotten that Wikipedia is a forum reserved only for you and people who fully aggree with you. My mistake! What I've had to say about Galileo has nothing to do with James Foley in general and it's absolutely shocking that it has been deleted of all things despite it's not being an insult or anything else that can possibly be considered remotely offensive nor out of place by someone who has the least bit of intelligence. It's just a simple observation. Why the fuck did that have to be deleted and more importantly who the fuck are you to decide?? 78.180.211.139 (talk) 02:31, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

You are using Wikipedia as a soapbox to post your opinions on the video: that's not what the talkpage is for, and abuse of talkpages for forum-style discussions is viewed by the community as disruptive. There are many other and better places to post your opinions on the Internet. This is an encyclopedia. As for Galileo, do you think you're the first person to use that analogy? Acroterion (talk) 02:36, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Yeah well I've taken this matter up with the stewards and hope that you are not as priviliged to delete people's posts for no reason in the future and what does it matter if I'm the first or ten billionth person to use the Galileo analogy?? It's the truth is what really matters here. 78.180.211.139 (talk) 02:45, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

"You are using Wikipedia as a soapbox to post your opinions on the video." And how would this criticism not also apply to you under the circumstances?? In fact, with all due respect it can be furthered by saying "You are using Wikipedia not only as a soapbox to post your opinions on the same video, but also as your personal censorship tool to block/delete any other opinions, to prevent views you disaggree with from even being expressed." Which is completely not on. It definitely goes against everything that Wikipedia stands for IMHO. It's absolutely disgusting to see that someone who has such absolute disrespect for opinions other than his/her own think they can make useful contributions to Wikipedia. 78.180.211.139 (talk) 02:58, 1 September 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.180.211.139 (talk) 02:55, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Please unsalt Caspar Lee[edit]

Hi. Can you please un-salt this page so I can create it a-proper. Cheers, Nikthestunned 11:39, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Done. Acroterion (talk) 12:53, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you kindly! Face-smile.svg Nikthestunned 13:17, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

This is not gonna work!!![edit]

Hey there.I'm really tired of this!!This makes me feel sick in my guts!!You tell me "you must first discuss your opinion(s) in a page's talk page,and,if you can get a consensus you can make changes to the page" . and now, a bot ("Legobot") ruins everything by inviting others whom they have not been involved the talk, or even have any basic knowledge about the topic!!Please see this:"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Alsee#About_the_changes_you.27ve_made_on_Fields_medal_page". The whole thing is flawed!!!I do not have any intention to make things worse that they are now,So please remove the request for comments from the page!!!Cheers Rezameyqani (talk) 15:59, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

The problem with RfCs is that anybody can comment, that is the nature of the wiki. You've achieved an initial consensus, but others may have other ideas, and you can't close it off when other editors offer alternative approaches. Remember to be patient, and remember that there is no deadline. You've done a good job so far, and I think it will work out in the end. Acroterion (talk) 17:30, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Fields Medal page again![edit]

Hello there, I jut wanted to give you some good news. Finally, editors could reach a consensus on the Fields Medal page contents. There just remains a small difference on viewpoints. I think it is a good time to remove semi protected status of the page. and, as always, We will be glad to see your comments about the new page! Cheers Rezameyqani (talk) 05:16, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

I'm sorry[edit]

I'm sorry for the inappropriate page I created. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.173.143.138 (talk) 12:43, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

I'm sorry[edit]

I am sorry for my vandalism and for deleting the tag I did not know what the tag was so I deleted it and again I'm sorry. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mr.goodinfo (talkcontribs) 12:49, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Ok I will be careful in future — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nizamhussain19 (talkcontribs) 13:52, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Re User:Visitantehumanoide[edit]

Thanks for engaging in discussion with User:Visitantehumanoide. I'm worried that this bloking process has been incredibly WP:BITEy, though; this user was acting in good faith and requesting clarifications of policy within the block request, and those went unaddressed so he repeated them and was rejected several times.

I know that a block request is not the place for those, but he shouldn't be expected to know that and shouldn't be punished for failing at bureaucracy; I've expanded the appeal guidelines to clarify that, but please keep an eye for these situations and try to guide the editor when they make a premature unblock request like this. Diego (talk) 13:20, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

I had avoided blocking them right away for the same reasons, but I'm concerned that their reasons for unblocking included a desire to return to the same theme. That's also why I didn't do a templated decline. If they undertake to avoid speculation on peoples' sexual histories, it would help greatly. The original post had a general air of slut-shaming. As for the otherstuff argument, I can't say I'm too happy with the example he mentioned: it's technically compliant with BLP, but only just. Acroterion (talk) 16:39, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
By the way, I'm going to be away from a computer for large parts of the next four days, so I may not be able to respond very quickly if needed. Acroterion (talk) 16:41, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Talk page protection[edit]

Hi Acroterion. Thanks for protecting my talk page last night. I'm going to unprotect it because I do quite often get genuine messages from real editing IPs and I'd hate for them to not be able to contact me as a result of the stupidity of one blocked moron. I'll take care of the incessant spamming from now on. Many thanks. The Rambling Man (talk) 07:23, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

No problem, I understand: I dislike protecting talkpages too. At least the Croatian IPs are easy to spot. Acroterion (talk) 09:41, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CII, September 2014[edit]

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If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 02:24, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Help PLease!

Help PLease[edit]

How do you format this? ive had phpbb — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alexwalters2828 (talkcontribs) 14:50, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from WikiProject Military history! As a member of the project, you are invited to take part in our annual project coordinator election, which will determine our coordinators for the next twelve months. If you wish to cast a vote, please do so on the election page by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September! Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 22:06, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

RevisionDelete request[edit]

Greetings! I am wondering if you are able to suppress/delete revisions of mine that were of purely disruptive manner? 12345 26oo (talk) 15:03, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

They don't really look that bad, and they're very old. If I delete them, they'll show up in your history anyway with the strikethrough and people will think you did something really bad, instead of seeing normal experimentation. I think they're better left alone, and they don't reflect badly on you eight years later. Acroterion (talk) 11:58, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
Hi, you are right it's not that bad, it's just I wrote my name on there and I would prefer them deleted, if it's possible? I really appreciate it. 26oo (talk) 12:16, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
I'll delete it as "personally identifying information," which should cover your concern. Acroterion (talk) 12:36, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Talk:Confusion of tongues[edit]

Is being hit hard by User:Wikinger - normally he uses open proxies but I know too little about proxies to be comfortable, but if they are proxies obviously they need long blocks. You may know all this so sorry if I'm telling my grandmother how to suck eggs, whatever that means. Dougweller (talk) 16:16, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Sadly, I don't know much about proxies and when people explain to me how to detect them I feel inadequate. I generally declare an IP a proxy when three or four identical edits apparently originate from three continents in quick succession, or when someone I know to be in North America starts editing from Bangladesh, but am otherwise clueless. Acroterion (talk) 02:47, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Toward a List of American Mass killings[edit]

Look at my sandbox. I found a source and am making some tables of mass killings in the US. A remarkable number of arsons, by the way.

I wonder if these lists are useful. It seems we have several lists of various madmen doing dreadful things. On the other hand, many of these "local news stories" seem to not make these lists.

It is all in the counting. These lists show killings of more than four people by a single killer in a single emotional event. Why not three or more (the new FBI definition)? Why exclude cases with several killers? Serial killers, who kill over a number of years are also excluded.

Your thoughts, please. Paul, in Saudi (talk) 03:55, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Depressing, for certain. I think you've got something, though I would think that most of those events do or should have articles, and the first column should be a link (blue or red) to the parent article. You need to format your refs so they link to a single named ref instead of repeating for each instance. Acroterion (talk) 14:32, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
I do not understand how to make One Big Cite rather than a list of the same cite over and over again. This is a problem very evident in another list I have worked on of late List of law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania. On the plus side, I can now spell both "Pennsylvania" and "borough." Can you show me how to fix these endless cites? Paul, in Saudi (talk) 09:04, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Nuvola apps edu languages.svgHello, Acroterion. You have new messages at User:Nibbla.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.[edit]

I am sorry, just was trying to make a point.

Nibbla (talk) 01:27, 3 October 2014 (UTC) et ceterum censis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_to_do,_if_you_are_already_donating_10_Gold_a_month_to_Wikipidia_to_turn_the_advertisment_off should exist, because it would help raising funds and stop annoying people, who contribute Or at least maybe remind only once a day. If that is against your ethics please link to the right paragraph in your ethics page. I cant find it right now https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethics_(disambiguation)%7Cethiks

Uninvolved admin requested[edit]

Someone left the following message at my talk page:

Would you have the time to take a look at this [7], [8] related to this [9]. An already very intense flame war ignored by admins for 10 days has gotten completely out of hand after this extremely popular canvassing [10]. The longer this drags on, the worse it will get.Jeppiz (talk) 18:48, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

My userpage has a couple of userboxes and an in-text statement identifying me as a Christian, so I told Jeppiz that I didn't think I was a good candidate, as my involvement probably would only increase the objections already being made off-wiki. Since your userpage doesn't have any religion-related content, would you mind handling the situation? Nyttend (talk) 19:25, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for checking the situation. I don't think it disqualifies me, but I think it would have been taken as reason for more complaining, which we could avoid by having someone with no declared religious affiliation take care of things. Nyttend (talk) 00:47, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Gold bug[edit]

Looks like we've got a sock there. Dougweller (talk) 15:24, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

I've blocked both socks and have blocked the apparent master account for 48 hours for BLP and socking. Acroterion (talk) 16:49, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. You beat me to it. Not quite sure about the time zones for them all though. But Iotablue was obvious - even made me think the puppetmaster may not be one of these. Dougweller (talk) 18:18, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
Sock or meatpuppets, they're closely related and coordinating to insert borderline defamation. I had the same idea that there might be another account out there. Acroterion (talk) 18:52, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Regarding your "profoundly hostile" message[edit]

I said "I feel" that I have been reduced to human filth. There's no way you can deny my feeling. I was called names by Dougweller and IanThomson, when I did not publish any libel against them nor call them any names nor using profanity. I did not ask for your nor IanThomson's involvement in the issue I have with Dougweller. You stating that I have a "profoundly" "hostile" attitude towards editors is in of itself degradation and defamation and reduction to human filth. I am not "profoundly" "hostile" to anyone, I am not calling any one names, I am respecting others, it is in fact other editors who are not respecting me.

If an editor is not "familiar" with a subject matter, and a reputable source i.e. reference to the 113th amendment of the Indian Constitution, is made when changing erroneous information to FACT, then I believe the aforementioned (editor) should not get involved in the discussion. They should seek someone who is familiar with the subject.

Please prove that 'Odia' is NOT commonly used. Reproducing a search engine result or citing a media outlet is not sufficient ground for saying something is "common." I think a topic that involves a certain group of people, should use their convention whilst making reference. Again, the Indian Constitution has OFFICIALLY made the change, and it is only right and just-ful that an encyclopedia do so as well. This is of course, if Wikipedians strive for factuality and validity, rather than artificial political complacency. Prove me, If I am wrong.

Please read what I put on IanThomson's talk:

"I cited the authentic source for my edit, Dougweller, an administrative, did not accept that and reverted my edit. This revert made Wikipedia erroneous. That is enough proof of abuse of administrative power. Administrators are present to "revert" vandalism and/ or incorrect/opinionated statements, not fact. It seems that Dougweller and you are both hesitating to make a change. I am stating fact that Oriya is Odia. It matters not if Oriya is colloquial nor commonly used (there is no proof that Odia IS NOT commonly used) Please refer to the 113th amendment of the Indian Constitution. I am cooperating. I am being a good person and changing Wikipedia so that it is correct. I demand the change for Wikipedia's sake. I suggested to be "a bit more civil", who's the one not cooperating? If Dougweller does not "care" about the topic, then he should not be involved in it. He should get someone who does "care." I am sorry but more than 1 year to make a simple change to FACT is ludicrous and is injustice. I did not call Dougweller any names, nor did I publish any libel. Those are called "personal attacks" i.e. Ad Hominem abuse. He told me to be ""a bit more civil" which is an Ad Hominem attack defaming my stature. I am civilized. You came along and insinuated (actually stated) that I was a "bully"; that is Ad Hominem abuse. That is degradation and is a "personal attack." Please answer why, if the edit I made is verified by the Indian Constitution, it cannot be included in the article? I am seeing that not only are you/Dougweller NOT fixing the issue, but diverting the problem each and every way, effectively NOT fixing the issue." — Preceding unsigned comment added by JusticeIsTheOnlyRightRight (talkcontribs) 23:56, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

I did read it. That is why I expressed my concern about your hostile behavior on your talk page. Please change your approach to interactions with other editors. Your present bluster is not appropriate or acceptable, and it's certainly not a constructive way of getting help to make the change you have proposed.. Acroterion (talk) 00:19, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Hey Native West Virginian![edit]

How many teeth do you have? Two? Three maybe? Okay perhaps four, tops?

Did you know most of us (outside of West Virginia) don't marry our siblings?

Yuz pretty smart for West Virginian... must have grajated from third grade or WVU- oh yeah, that's the same thing!

Talk to you later... and see you in snake handling church on Sunday 64.251.168.209 (talk) 00:14, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

At least I'm not in South Dakota. Yup. "Yuz" isn't grammar: it's you-uns. Speak proper. Acroterion (talk) 00:28, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
Actually in a hotel in SD... you banned my IP at home. But shows you have at least a two digit IQ (being able to whois). 64.251.168.209 (talk) 00:30, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
Oh and LOL@ architect in WV... what do you design- meth labs? 64.251.168.209 (talk) 00:33, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
Oxycontin dispensaries. Much classier. Acroterion (talk) 00:41, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
Well, at least you have a sense of humor... I'll leave you alone now 64.251.168.209 (talk) 00:45, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
Barnstar of Humour3.png The Barnstar of Good Humor
just because 64.251.168.209 (talk) 00:47, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, one has to have a sense of humor, both on WP and in WV. Acroterion (talk) 01:01, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CIII, October 2014[edit]

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Warning on Talk:Gamergate Controversy[edit]

Just wanting a bit of clarification here, the warning was given because of I added that sentence involving the allegations of Zoe's ex against her, right? And if so, couldn't you deleted and just made a note on my talk page? --86.156.85.208 (talk) 22:38, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes. Please make your proposal without defaming people No second warning will be given if this recurs. Acroterion (talk) 22:45, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
Would you consider it fine if I rephrased what I said to Question: "Why aren't we adding any other allegations from her ex-boyfriend?" Answer: "They are either irrelevant or a violation of WP:BLP since it is a defamatory allegation from a poor source i.e. a self-published blog." --86.156.85.208 (talk) 22:51, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
Sounds good to me. Thanks for reframing it. Acroterion (talk) 22:52, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Why was my Wu edit reverted for "Not being neutral"?[edit]

I did not make that article not neutral, I made the article neutral, The article as it sat was biased toward the side of the Feminists and not the facts, The "Sources" are not reliable as they are currently at the center of an ethics problem that is at the center of the issues that are being discussed in the article. Pepsiwithcoke (talk) 00:30, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

You removed sourced content and references from, among other places, the New York Times stating "Please keep your feminist agenda out of this article, Whose "feminist agenda" do you suppose those sources reflect? You removed all of the sources and substituted phrasing that implied doubt about the event. I'm not sure how you made it less "feminist", but you certainly made it unsourced and declared your own non-neutral agenda. Acroterion (talk) 00:43, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
Neutrality does not equal your own personal biases/agenda.--Mr Fink (talk) 02:35, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CIII, October 2014, Redux[edit]

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Page deletion[edit]

I am trying to set up a company page on here to provide customers with more information and help with our natural listings in Google (like many company's have).

Why has my page been deleted?

Regards Chris Zych Marketing Manager Garbuio Dickinson — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chriszych (talkcontribs) 14:50, 22 October 2014 (UTC)


The article made no indication that the company was sufficiently notable for inclusion in a global encyclopedia. See the guidelines for notability on companies for more. Furthermore, Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not a business directory, a means of promoting an organization, or for improving one's Google ranking. Please see Wikipedia's guidelines for editing with a conflict of interest, which you clearly have. If you can substantiate the company's notability by showing substantial coverage in major independent media, the company ma be eligible for inclusion, provided the material is written in a neutral, non-promotional manner. Please remember that once posted, articles are not under your control and will be edited without your permission or review. Acroterion (talk) 15:11, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Acroterion I respect you but I think theBronx24 is at my userpage again[edit]

He has reincarnated as BulgarLord

Macedonia (talk) 08:19, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Blocked now. Acroterion (talk) 11:59, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

for the belly-laugh...'poop'...lol Dreadstar 10:09, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

FYI[edit]

I've blocked Thephil12312 as an obvious sock of User:Wiki123qws and User:Penalphil123, discovered after I investigated No Authority (band) and found it to be a copyvio. Unfortunately, his editing history probably needs to be gone through for remaining copyvios. Looking now.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 20:38, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg

National Register of Historic Places
Thank you, architect, for building quality articles on historic places such as Biscayne National Park and National Register of Historic Places listings in Bryce Canyon National Park, for the symmetry and spirit of the image you took and chose for your modest user page with hidden treasures, for fighting vandalism efficiently from the start, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (13 April 2009, 8 August 2010)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:31, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, Gerda, very much appreciated. I wish I had more time nowadays to work on articles, but real life intervenes these days, most of it in a good way. Thank you for everything you do! Acroterion (talk) 17:39, 25 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for saying that! Can't believe your FA hasn't appeared yet, will try to change that ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:25, 25 October 2014 (UTC)
done ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:28, 25 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll take a look through the article and look for updates, better pictures, bad grammar. I might edit the blurb, since there's a little confusion there on the date on which it was declared a park versus a monument. A technicality, but easily fixed. Acroterion (talk) 00:18, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

User Lgaddjjg[edit]

Went right back to edit warring after their block was up. Can you help again? Thanks! Dreadstar 22:15, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Since the account appear to exist solely to add that link, I've blocked it indefinitely. Acroterion (talk) 23:41, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Gamergate sanctions[edit]

You did not follow procedure in issuing a topic ban of "ArmyLine". As with all general and discretionary sanctions, and as it says at the sanctions page, an editor must be notified of the existence of the sanctions with the appropriate template before being sanctioned. You failed to notify ArmyLine of the existence of these sanctions, and hence your topic ban was out of order. Please revoke the topic ban, and remember to notify editors and log your notifications at the sanctions page in future. RGloucester 00:32, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

They were notified of BLP sanctions long ago. I will amend it to apply to BLP. Acroterion (talk) 00:35, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
If the topic ban is under the BLP sanctions, it should not be logged at the GG sanctions page. RGloucester 00:36, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
Yup, thanks, I was on my way over there to remove it and log it at the BLP page. Acroterion (talk) 00:37, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
I would like to request equivocal sanctions against User:TaraInDC for making false claims against Eron. Claiming someone lied when it is verifiable they did not is libel. Failing that, I will notify him of the issue and allow him to sort the matter himself, if he desires.--ArmyLine (talk) 00:43, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
Oh, add whoever added the first iteration of this, too.--00:48, 27 October 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by ArmyLine (talkcontribs)
I do not see an equivalent level of battleground behavior to yours, which has been going on for several days. You appear to be trying to get even. However, I have removed the initial sentence from the ANI comments: the point here is to stop using the primary subjects as weapons here on WP. I take no action on the content: nobody is named, and it is clear in the article that Quinn's detractors are the source. You are the one linking Quinn's boyfriend to the allegations and taking pot shots at people's sexual behavior. Acroterion (talk) 00:54, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
Sure.--ArmyLine (talk) 01:05, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
Why did you redact this but leave this and this in place? -- TaraInDC (talk) 01:16, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
Because I'm still cleaning up the mess. Acroterion (talk) 01:19, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

whoa[edit]

3spoopy5me man. I just did a thing because it looked biased and stuff. pls don't hurt me :c --The Defender of Light Grand Warlock Danzathel Aetherwing >Inventory< 01:19, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

Which is why you need to know that editors of that group of articles must be careful to adhere to Wikipedia's policies. You've already posted what looks like harassment to one participant's talkpage. Acroterion (talk) 01:23, 28 October 2014 (UTC)
Lapse of judgement on my part sir, I found a thing and it seemed funny at the time. Fear not my good gentlesir this will not occur again. --The Defender of Light Grand Warlock Danzathel Aetherwing >Inventory< 01:40, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

also while we're at it is there any way for me to get notifications about pages ive recently editified in the gray squircle of wisdom without having to follow said page because I never get to unfollowing followed pages which I don't care about anymore. --The Defender of Light Grand Warlock Danzathel Aetherwing >Inventory< 01:52, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

If you are asking if there's an alternative to using your watchlist, no. I have to clean out mine every now and then; it's not hard. Acroterion (talk) 01:58, 28 October 2014 (UTC)
awww, fine bae <3 --The Defender of Light Grand Warlock Danzathel Aetherwing >Inventory< 02:08, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Hello, it looks like you are a very involved admin on many pages, just made an account, glad to be here! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stanmax98 (talkcontribs) 03:54, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

Edits to "sandy hook conspiracy theories"[edit]

I would like to know how in you're opinion the video I referenced in my edit is unreliableCitadel48 (talk) 02:09, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

I explained to you in some detail and linked to the reliable sourcing policy. As I stated, a mashup of people saying things in a YouTube video does not make it a reliable source. Reliable sources are found in scholarly publications and in major independent media. Anyone can post a YouTube video and edit it however they wish. Please stop edit-warring to include the material. Youi need to find supporting sources in the press. Acroterion (talk) 02:14, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

The reliable sources page makes no reference of specific websites/video makers. The video shows credible information that could be double checked (I did). Even if it is not reliable; why can it not be Inducted into the page?. The article puts forth all types of mediocre theories (many of which do not have a substantial number of believers). Yet the theory I wish to include, no matter how unreliable or reliable, has a very large fan-base.Citadel48 (talk) 18:58, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

You should read WP:RS and WP:V again: it is a general discussion of what makes a source reliable or not reliable, not a list of good and bad sources. It's also policy, you can't just add things to the encyclopedia that you found on the Internet, and you may not post doubtful, poorly sourced or untrue material. If you don't understand that, you might want to look for other, more suitable places to post. Acroterion (talk) 23:22, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

Why did you delete the Coffee Meets Bagel page?[edit]

You mention it was because it wasn't explained how it was notable?

Why don't you speedily delete this page, too: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DateMySchool ?

The Date My School page doesn't explain why it's notable.

There is wiki page comparing dating websites: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_online_dating_websites

Also, it's very easy to explain why the site is notable, so why should it be speedily deleted. A SMALL edit could have resolved the problem.

It's notable, in some ways, just for sticking around in the online dating sites market: http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/23/dating-app-coffee-meets-bagel-ditches-twilio-with-new-im-features/

It's notable for working differently than other online dating sites: http://www.laweekly.com/publicspectacle/2013/07/30/coffee-meets-bagel-the-online-dating-site-that-helps-you-weed-out-the-creeps

Coffee Meets Bagel is a SERVICE used by 1000s of people TODAY and it's not notable, but Toilet Paper Orientation, is?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilet_paper_orientation

I don't think a Coffee Meets Bagel page should be deleted. — Preceding unsigned comment added by AWDdatingstuffeditor (talkcontribs) 01:50, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

Two pages deleted by you appear to be still live[edit]

Hello Acroterion! I've seen in the deletion logs that you deleted both Shoshana Roberts and Talk:Shoshana Roberts. For some reason, though, these pages are still there. I didn't know whether this result was accidental or not so, just to be safe, I'm writing to you this brief warning. Happy editing! LowLevel73(talk) 04:39, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

They were re-created, and one is a redirect, which is OK. The scare quotes are still a problem, as you explained well, but it will take some work to clean them up and make the topic read neutrally, which I don't have the time or interest at the moment to undertake. The account the user inserted ignores comments that were more personal than "hello" and it minimizes issues about unwanted interactions. However, the video has been criticized for an issue of racial imbalance. Acroterion (talk) 13:21, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

RE: Redirect[edit]

41.202.233.178 (talk) 09:16, 4 November 2014 (UTC) Hello, is it possible to create for me a redirect for the page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JayP to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay-P. The page is administrator locked 41.202.233.178 (talk) 09:16, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Done. Acroterion (talk) 05:06, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

Malcolm "Mac" Wallace to Malcolm Wallace[edit]

Would you be comfortable moving Malcolm "Mac" Wallace back to Malcolm Wallace over the redirect? It appears as though the article was moved November 2013 (see diff), but we typically don't use nicknames this way in article titles. Cheers! -Location (talk) 20:40, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

Done. I didn't see any reference at all to the "Mac" nickname in the article. Acroterion (talk) 05:05, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

Request for your help[edit]

Hi,

I have known and use wikipedia for years but it's just now that I am trying to create a biography for a living person. I know you're busy but I would greatly appreciate if the following sources I have are more than sufficient. I really need help on checking if these are verifiable ones in accordance to wiki's standard. I can gather some more if the need be. My email is pm@anzinternationalinc.com. I would sincerely appreciate any help you can extend. Thank you very much.

http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2013/04/14/7060354.htm https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/ed-decosta/ascend-umVsELUY/ http://johnmaxwellteam.com/edify/ http://eddecosta.com/ http://eddecosta.com/blog/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/eddecosta http://www.be.wvu.edu/faculty_staff/ed_decosta https://www.youtube.com/user/edwarddecosta http://www.amazon.com/Ascend-Coachs-Roadmap-Per... http://www.ascendtheprogram.com/ http://coachfederation.org/members/landing.cfm?... http://www.salesgravy.com/community/profile/ede... http://theboomerbusinessowner.com/2014/08/tbbo-... http://theboomerbusinessowner.com/wp-content/up... http://www.doseofleadership.com/ed-decosta/ http://www.margueritecrespillo.com/tag/ed-decos... http://www.ipeccoaches.com/coach/west-virginia-... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQIiLxRWrag — Preceding unsigned comment added by ChiefCatalystEdDeCosta (talkcontribs) 04:58, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

I assume you're talking about Ed DeCosta? A quick review indicates that few if any of those sources are the kind of thing we can use on Wikipedia: they're nearly all user-generated, self-sourced, or promotional in nature. You need to find substantial coverage in major independent media: not just mentions, but in-depth coverage that supports an assertion of notability without promoting the subject. I don't (correct me if I'm wrong) see anything like that: a newspaper article, a business magazine profile, etc. Acroterion (talk) 05:13, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

ArbCom notification[edit]

You are involved in a recently filed request for arbitration. Please review the request at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case#GamerGate and, if you wish to do so, enter your statement and any other material you wish to submit to the Arbitration Committee. Additionally, the following resources may be of use—

Thanks,--The Devil's Advocate tlk. cntrb. 00:45, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

re: Tom Cassell[edit]

Hi, just a quick note to say you might have wanted to revert an extra edit when locking this page! Face-grin.svg That said it did make me giggle when I saw it on a protected article! Nikthestunned 13:48, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

GG sanctions[edit]

Pursuant to a discussion with Dreadstar, a sanctions enforcement page has been established at WP:GS/GG/E. Please watch it. RGloucester 21:49, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

Will do, though I'm inundated in Real Life and am not in a position to accomplish the needed follow-up discussion in most cases. I don't expect to be actively participating for a while. Acroterion (talk) 22:55, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

Today's Featured Article: Notification[edit]

This is to inform you that Biscayne National Park, which you nominated at WP:FAC, will appear on the Wikipedia Main Page as Today's Featured Article on 25 November 2014. The proposed main page blurb is here; you may amend if necessary. Please check for dead links and other possible faults before the appearance date. Brianboulton (talk) 16:46, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

Bears[edit]

I'd like you to go to the Katmai talkpage and read a final post I put on it. Read it, don't delete it, and then respond to it. It was just something I neglected to post during the April May edit conflict, which ended long ago. I wasn't "treating Wikipedia as a battleground!" I wasn't "continuing to revert edits of administrators much older than me!" I wasn't "still going against sources" and changing non sourced brown bear to grizzly! The whole archive-new post thing you kept reverting were just a few comments I wanted to add that for some reason I didn't add long ago. The edit conflict has long been over, but I still want you to express your feelings toward my comments.

You think everything I do is bad, and it's going to stop. I am a 15 year old young man who's got a life ahead of him and I didn't come to Wikipedia to be criticized, I came to have fun, and that's all! I don't mean any harm! Why don't you like me!!??--Anderswarr 6:55, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

No, I don't think everything you do is bad, far from it. I want you to have fun here, that's why we're all here. You might want to use this opportunity to learn appropriate methods of debate, counterpoint, rebuttal and acceptance of constructive criticism: Wikipedia is great for that. It's definitely not a place to avoid criticism, though. However, I have no interest in continuing to discuss bears with you, I've said everything I have to say, and you really should use that talkpage to discuss how its article should be improved, not to try to get in the last word. We will not discuss this again. Please remember not to delete other peoples' comments. If you want to remove your own, that's OK. Acroterion (talk) 03:17, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Community Education Centers[edit]

Please take a look at the recent edits. A new editor has been adding puffery and deleting cited passages. On the other hand, the edits have found some flaws. Do you think this editor may have a conflict-of-interest? What ought to be done? Paul, in Saudi (talk) 04:24, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

I fear this fellow is a vandal, or perhaps he has a conflict of interest. The article is now restored, but it was a lot of work as I let it go too long. In any case, I must ask for your help again. Can you do whatever you think is best?Paul, in Saudi (talk) 08:58, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
Not a vandal, but a single-purpose account that should be discussing their removals on the talkpage, not just via edit summaries. Acroterion (talk) 13:01, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

SargentSingals[edit]

SargentSignals just sent me an offensive email calling be a "skiddy fucktard". Would you kindly remove his email access. - NG39 (Used to be NickGibson3900)Talk 23:30, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

This is why we can't have nice things. Block expanded to email. Acroterion (talk) 00:28, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

An editor you notified has been reported to the Gamergate noticeboard[edit]

Please see Wikipedia:General sanctions/Gamergate/Requests for enforcement#DungeonSiegeAddict510. At present I don't see a lot of substance to this complaint, and I do take the matter less seriously when it's reported by an IP with little track record. But I have no experience as an admin with Gamergate. Thanks for any input you want to offer. EdJohnston (talk) 18:30, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

I'll leave a note there: my feeling is the same as yours, given the extensive level of off-wiki activity I'm extremely skeptical of acting on a request from an IP without at least support from a registered user who's been involved in the conversation. Acroterion (talk) 18:40, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Regarding your threat to me about Binksternet[edit]

Questioning why he constantly deletes my sourced edits and threatens me with blocks is not a personal attack. If anything I feel personally attacked by him because he tends not to look at my edits he just sees my username then reverts them like he has some vendetta against me. Apparently it's okay when he constantly reverts but if I do it I always get threats and blocks placed upon me, what makes his edits so much better than mine that he can block people and constantly revert with no consequences? Also if I sign out and make the same edits so my username is not seen he does nothing to the edits. (User talk: TypeONegative13) — Preceding unsigned comment added by TypeONegative13 (talkcontribs)

"Your stupidity is really getting on my nerves" is a personal attack, no? Please moderate your language, and please do not log out to obscure your indentity. Binksternet is not an admin, he can't block anyone, but he can dispute your edits. Please explain your edits and provide appropriate sourcing to back up those edits: the unsourced nature of your edits seems to be the principal issue with several editors, and all edits must have appropriate sourcing. You may not report rumors in an encyclopedia. Also, please sign your talkpage comments with four tildes ~~~~ Acroterion (talk) 13:32, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Reply[edit]

Dear @Acroterion: — Thanks for your message on my talk page. I do appreciate your feedback about copyright, but I feel like you were very rude to me, as I said on my talk page, rudeness will not be tolerated. I am content about uploading non free work, not accepting it was a mistake, but not rejecting it neither. I will no longer be uploading any images because of your accusations and for the photographers sake. And don't forget, I have a right of free speech under the United States Constitution. I will be careful what photos I upload to this "private" website.

Happy editing and Thanks for making Wikipedia a more reliable source! CookieMonster (talk) 04:04, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

Stop uploading copyright violations and you'll be fine. Since you've done that about a dozen times now, you don't get any more chances, and if that means addressing you bluntly to get you to stop, that will be what happens. You also have no right to free speech on private websites like Wikipedia: see WP:FREESPEECH. Since you're interested in the law, you should become familiar with what the law, both constitutional and copyright, really says. Wikipedia is a private website, and it is a privilege to participate, not a right, and that privilege may be revoked if you abuse it. Acroterion (talk) 04:17, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
@Acroterion: — I will not be uploading any more images sir. I am very Interested in the law and I did read the WP:FREESPEECH article. I know very much about law sir, and I know more about the law than you think. So you're basically saying If I upload an image that can be on Wikipedia but has an misplaced tag, you will block me? In my opinion, that was rude, but there is nothing I can do because this is a private website and I need to respect the rules of this website. And no more chances? You should really open up a Bible and read about forgiveness, In my opinion. I am not "abusing" any privilege because I will no longer be uploading images. I want to thank you for your time to reply I will follow the copyright guidelines and Wikipedia Rules. And besides, do you work for the Wikipedia Foundation? Or are you just a regular person? Thanks for your time to reply on this matter. User:CookieMonster755 (talk) 04:29, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
You didn't "misplace a tag," you uploaded an image that wasn't free to upload - the one I deleted, and you did it only yesterday. And you uploaded an image of the entrance to One WTC to Commons that you claimed was your own work, when it clearly wasn't, on the 6th. Since you have repeatedly and recently violated Wikipedia image policies and misrepresented other people's images as yours,you will be blocked for escalating periods if you don't stop, for abuse of your editing privileges. As for myself, I'm a volunteer administrator, like everybody else you will encounter on Wikipedia, though the person who investigates copyright abuse is a part-time WMF employee. Acroterion (talk) 12:44, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
@Acroterion: Sir, you need to open up your bible and read about forgiveness. I asked jesus for to forgive me and he has forgiven me, because the blood of Jesus washes aways me sins! and about the image with the misplace a tag, I thought it was free and did not know it was copyright, but I will be careful. Remember to open up a bible and read about forgiveness. If jesus can forgive me, I know you and Wikimedia can forgive me too, but threatening to block me is rude, but after all, this is a private website. I will follow the guidelines of this website and not upload any more images. Thanks for your reply. Jesus bless you. CookieMonster (talk) 01:39, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

what was the reason for Tacky-Teamed Style deletion?[edit]

This is not a hoax. This is an actual movement that is taking place in our country (US). It ties closely to the tailgating culture of many football fans.

Wikipedia is not for things you made up one day. Acroterion (talk) 04:22, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CIV, November 2014[edit]

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A cup of tea for you![edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg I know we have had disagreements, but I am learning to use Wikipedia more reasonable and I am learning how to upload appropriate images. Thank you! CookieMonster755 (talk) 01:34, 21 November 2014 (UTC)