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Managing global accounts[edit]

Hi, Berean. Thanks for the advice, and the tact (I liked the "In the Darwinbish account", that was a nice way of putting it :-)). It turns out Darwinbish can't change anything by clicking on "Manage your global account", but it doesn't really matter, because her account is already active on 19 project sites (how on earth did that happen? — she has edited and even created an account on Commons, but nowhere else), which seems plenty for such a naughty little user. Thanks again. Bishonen | talk 19:59, 3 February 2014 (UTC).

You're welcome. Maybe 'Zilla stole Darwinbish name to perpetrate on other sites. Good way to have fun on cold winter nights.

"All the world's a stage

And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,

And one man in his time plays many parts ..."
Christopher Marlowe
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 20:15, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
Hehehehehe, perpetrate, I must remember that. Bad 'Zilla! Perp! darwinbish Hey autocorrect, quit tampering with my cursewords, you mother forklift , 21:49, 3 February 2014 (UTC).

Good catch, but the wording is still odd[edit]

I don't want to screw up the article on Firearm (tool)) with a hasty reverting as I am running out the door, so I wanted to drop you a quick note about the use of infantryman/person in the Automatic Rifles section. You had a good point on the way "single person" sounds like no married people qualify, but historical context shows that the staggering majority of these weapons are issued to non-infantrymen. All naval and air services are considered non-infantry, and depending on the era and nation, the infantry makes up less than a majority of the army (support troops are numerous). Plus, police, civilians, etc.

Just a suggestion, but how about "marksman," "shooter" or "operator" instead of "infantryman?" Davethehorrible (talk) 05:36, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

Rifleman also works. Think like you were the designer; who are you designing for? I actually do have plenty of sources if you want me to look for synonyms. You do realize that everyone in the army except chaplains and medical personnel are first and foremost an infantryman and you are expected to rely on your Basic Combat Training. This is your default MOS no matter what other job duties you end up with in the advanced MOS. Watering down the meaning by adding police and civilians gets away from the design history as these weapons were strictly designed for the infantry. They weren't designed for naval and air support services and I disagree with your statement "that the staggering majority of these weapons are issued to non-infantrymen". BARs are an infantry weapon, period. I think you may be confusing terms as an Automatic rifle is not an Assault rifle. Historically, support troops were issued minor weaponry like M1 Carbines.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 13:15, 7 February 2014 (UTC)


Hi Berean, you blocked the account of user:Jeffrd10 as a compromised account. This user is a frequent IRC user with a confirmed wikipedia cloak. On IRC he indicated that the account was indeed compromised, and he has re-gained control over it. I'm fully convinced from earlier interactions on IRC that this is indeed this user on IRC. Through an edit to his talk linked to IRC I can also confirm that he has re-gained control over the account. With all that together I would like to unblock the account. Do you have any objections to that? Martijn Hoekstra (talk) 17:19, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

Just seconding Martijn's opinion. Nick (talk) 17:22, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

Some explanation from the user would be good. Little brother? Also, have they changed their password? That kind of thing can't happen again with that account if unblocked.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 17:29, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
I'll go through the motions with him right away (new password, possibly a committed identity). It was a school computer he left unlocked - if you look at the compromised edits, I'm sure you can get an idea behind the unfortunate situation there. Martijn Hoekstra (talk) 17:31, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
If you like that on-wiki I'm happy to ask him - but he's understandably somewhat shaken by it. Martijn Hoekstra (talk) 17:32, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
You can unblock him as it sounds like you are taking responsibility for him. :) I reserve the right to indef him if things go that erratic again. Agreed?
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 17:38, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
Absolutely. I think the lessons learned amount is quite high here. Martijn Hoekstra (talk) 17:40, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
Oh yeah, you may want to have him consider a legit public account per WP:SOCK#LEGIT for security reasons...perhaps left field-stripped of tools like Twinkle to limit damage.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 17:43, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
That's a good idea. Martijn Hoekstra (talk) 17:44, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
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Thanks for stopping my runaway account and AFG about getting it unblocked I've taken steps to prevent this again and the fools who Hijacked my account are going to face some Retribution for there actions

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--Jeffrd10 (talk) 17:47, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

Opening a can of whup ass would appear to be in order here. wink
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 17:58, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

New Category[edit]

Added Category:Wikipedians who edit Wikipedia to your User Page, for your approval. A little humor! If you don't like, you can of course remove.--Doug Coldwell (talk) 19:43, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

Cheers, Wiki needs the
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 19:46, 7 February 2014 (UTC)


No one seems to have difficulty finding me as you've just proved... And are you in charge? If so, who appointed you? --The Totter 01:22, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

No one should have to go through page history to find the link to your talk page. Experienced editors may know how to find you but you have made it harder and particularly so for new editors. I'm the second admin that has asked you to comply with WP:SIGLINK. Since you chose to ignore the first two requests from DoRD, the third request from me and only responded to the fourth upon threat of blocking, I know that you are being intentionally difficult. The time for debating the matter is over as you ignored those requests. If you post anywhere on Wikipedia again including this talk page without having your signature corrected, you will be blocked indefinitely. If you want to haggle, you can do so in your unblock request.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 11:50, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

I didn't ignore them. I rarely read the messages left. 01:15, 23 September 2012 Global account status: All in order! Your account is active on 20 project sites. Look – see - all in order so why I have to listen to your old tripe is utterly beyond me. --There are some interfering old women on this site (talk) 01:58, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Bad move.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 02:13, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

I just noticed[edit]

Hi, I am a relatively new contributor (though I scored 2,229 points and 1 eliteness in the wikipediholisim test), I visited Jhilton6969 after he vandalized the list of American civil war battles, and I noticed that cluebotNG, someoneelse and you issued him warnings, I issued a final warning on his talk page. I should post the problem to the admin's notice board after a fourth time right?Yutah Andrei Marzan Ogawa (talk) 13:29, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

It was my little sister sorry! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:12, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

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Dragunov sniper rifle[edit]

>>Hello, I'm Berean Hunter. I wanted to let you know that I undid one or more of your recent contributions to Dragunov sniper rifle because it appeared to be promotional. Advertising and using Wikipedia as a "soapbox" are against Wikipedia policy and not permitted. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about Wikipedia. Thank you. — Berean Hunter (talk) 16:49, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Hello, no problem. I just thought that it will be helpful for readers, because you can rotate 3d model by mouse and see how it looks in real life. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:31, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

If the models were free then the links might be suitable but the site is designed to sell them. Since you have only added links to this site since July of last year, it seems clear that this is promotional with a likely conflict of interest. Now, if you are willing to make these models and upload them to Commons with the appropriate licensing then that would be acceptable.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 16:48, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Thank you! A gift from fellow Wikipedians.[edit]

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Unblock Account[edit]

One of my friend had contributed in several articles and had also created some useful articles. But because of some communication gap his account was blocked indefinitely. So I would request you to help him out in un-blocking his account.... With Pleasure.... He is User:Noormohammed satya — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:14, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue XCVI, March 2014[edit]

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