User talk:Discospinster/Archive33

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Hobby Lobby

Hi there, Discospinster. I see that you fended off an IP on the Hobby Lobby article last week, during the edit war extending from the company's appearance in the news. Late last week, I was contacted (and subsequently retained) by a PR firm working for the company, and I agreed to look at a complaint they had with the section about the recent controversy, currently titled Accusations of anti-Semitism.

Now that I've looked at it closely, I think they are correct to be concerned; it seems like a case of WP:SCANDAL-mongering with a WP:LABEL-ing issue to go along with it. In hopes of addressing the matter to the satisfaction of Wikipedia and Hobby Lobby both, I've suggested an alternative version (on article Talk here), which I believe I should not add myself on account of my financial COI. Would you be willing to look at the issue and exercise your judgment? Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 23:57, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I've commented on the talk page. ... discospinster talk 00:09, 8 October 2013 (UTC)
Likewise, thank you for the speedy reply. Between yourself and Jasper Deng, it seems like there's emerging consensus to update the section. Assuming there's no substantial disagreement forthcoming, how long would you want to wait to implement the changes? WWB Too (Talk · COI) 13:08, 8 October 2013 (UTC)
I see that User:DragonflySixtyseven has already made the change, so it should be OK now. ... discospinster talk 13:56, 8 October 2013 (UTC)
You're right—I guess that happened right before I posted with you, plus Dragonfly is a tad stingy with Talk page replies, so I hadn't noticed. BTW, I've got one point of clarification based on further changes, but I'll be asking with Dragonfly about that momentarily. Best, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 23:30, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Translation from French language.

Could you translate for me the following articles, please ? I need someboy to do that.

Articles to translate

Thanks. Bye bye. 92.149.136.45 (talk) 16:38, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Tommy Coster

Discospinster,

Thanks for your note and for the explanation of your action regarding Tommy Coster's Wiki page. We are currently working on a resolution so that we can illustrate this module of his career without exploiting the Wiki platform.

Best,

web@faup.co — Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.251.16.149 (talk) 17:53, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Simply undoing my edit without explanation doesn't seem much like an attempt at resolution. ... discospinster talk 00:18, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
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Thanks for reverting Mathgenious989's changes to my talk page Eggishorn (talk) 01:12, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
You're welcome. ... discospinster talk 01:38, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

Johnny Khamis purposed page delete

Though Johnny Khamis, local politician, does not yet have significant press outside the San Francisco Bay Area (7 million people), he is the 1st Arab-American to take the office of council member in San Jose, and only 1 of 11 Elected Officials in California, which has a population of roughly 275,000 Arab-Americans. Council member Khamis has just returned from Washington DC and is also traveling to San Jose's sister city Dublin, IRE., with mayor Chuck Reed. Having a page on Wiki for Council member Khamis would be beneficial for those looking for quick links and information about him as he travels and represents Arab-Americans. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mike6508623114 (talkcontribs) 15:25, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

Discussion at Augusto Pinochet

I wonder if you could look at the last discussion about Augusto Pinochet. Someboby wrote a POV, and I asked it to be removed (not contributing to any discussion). After that a user User talk:Cgx8253 has erased my post (where I ask someone to remove the POV). When I asked the user to not erase like that on the above linked usertalk an Ip-number erased my post there too. Am I doing wrong here, or what is happening? Best regards, Adville (talk) 22:18, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

Your comment should not have been removed, and I don't know why it was. Perhaps the editors thought they were removing the other (POV) comment? ... discospinster talk 00:28, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
thx, I will reinsert it. Adville (talk) 15:00, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
Could you look at user cgx8253. I tell him not to erase his discussion page, which you may not do on Swedish speaking wikipedia (is it the same here?), but he continious to erase it. Best regards, Adville (talk) 15:02, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
Well there's no policy in the English Wikipedia against erasing (as opposed to altering) others' comments on one's own talk page, with certain exceptions (see WP:BLANKING). The content is still available via the talk page history, so it doesn't actually go away. ... discospinster talk 16:01, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
Ok, not like in svwp, were we have same rules for article and user discussions, so that everyone will be able to follow a discussion! (He didn'n even reply first, but just erased it like on pinochett...). On svwp you may archive the discussions after a couple if month. Thx for your reply. Adville (talk) 19:21, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
Please look at his last edit on pinochett. That seems like pov with no explanation. Adville (talk) 19:24, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
Could you post the link to the diff? I'm not sure which edit you are referring to. ... discospinster talk 03:18, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
My bad. this edit, which is a direct follow of the first in that section, no sources, just pov. Adville (talk) 05:17, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
It's on the talk page, so it's not as much of a disruption as it would have been in the article itself. I hope the suggestion I made regarding reliable sources will avoid the user adding such opinions to the article. ... discospinster talk 17:02, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
Ok. Better not arguing, but keeping an eye on the user. (I am an admin on svwp, but do not want to do wrong on enwp, thats why I asked you. Best regards, Adville (talk) 17:47, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

Clan Guthrie - Article re-write

Hi, I noticed you have reverted edits by a certain user on the Clan Guthrie article to the version that I last wrote. Thank you for this but the user has continued to revert. My reasoning is that the original article was using bare URL's as references. I reformatted the references to the required Wikipedia standards. Just using a bare web address is not acceptable. Most of the information in the history section remains the same as before but with a published book source as reference rather than unreliable websites. There has been discussion in the past that lists of famous people bearing the clan surname are not supposed to be used in clan articles unless they are directly connected with the clan - they are supposed to go on the surname disambiguation page such as here: Guthrie. The version of the article that I have written is far more accurately sourced and meets Wikipedia standards, the previous version did not.QuintusPetillius (talk) 09:45, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

Reveille (dog)

im not warring some dude is doing it, i just added some factual details and he keeps changing it for some reason — Preceding unsigned comment added by Userofthedecade (talkcontribs)

Database

Seems like Database is being vandalized a lot... thought I'd point out this user's edit filter log. EvergreenFir (talk) 04:05, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

That's some efficient vandalism. ... discospinster talk 04:07, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

PC World

Hi

I was a General Manager for the group running both Currys and PC World stores for 10 years. Nothing contained in any of the articles I have contributed to the PC World page is incorrect, exaggerated or libellous. People need to know the truth behind how the stores are run and the pressure the staff are under to sell warranty products. There is a lot of information in the press regarding the poor practices undertaken by PCW and I am simply contributing to it. I could refer to Watchdog's recent TV article which shows actual examples of miss-selling in action. My contributions to the site support and explain the evidence the TV program uncovered.

A Dixons General Manager

5.66.128.38 (talk) 03:01, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Unfortunately the information is not reliably sourced per Wikipedia's criteria. It has to come from a third-party, published resource, for example, a newspaper article. ... discospinster talk 13:25, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Block request

Special:Contributions/Totojila is always changing into unsourced music genres for some Avril Lavigne's singles page. Block him/her please. (with expiry set of indefinite) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 183.171.176.233 (talk) 03:50, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

So far the user hasn't been warned, and the issue hasn't been discussed with him/her yet. It's not obvious vandalism that would warrant a block without warnings. Try to communicate with the user and see why these changes keep being made. ... discospinster talk 13:27, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012 TV series) (season 1)

Hi, Don't understand why not saved my edit summary, but check the references please. Thanks. --Connie (A.K) (talk) 02:05, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

OK, got it. ... discospinster talk 02:08, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
Hi!. Ok thanks but.. again undid in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012 TV series) (season 1). :/. --Connie (A.K) (talk) 02:20, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
Hi Disco, the correct ratings we should be looking at are the ones from Saturday, which appear in the comment section further down in the references. The ratings at the top of the page are for Sunday, I believe, at least in the first two listed here. TMNT's regularly scheduled air date/time for new eps is 11am on Saturdays. I believe the user's efforts were in good faith, just based on the wrong data set, and on that basis, I would like to re-revert your super-double reversion.  :) Regards, Cyphoidbomb (talk) 02:31, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
All right, I understand. ... discospinster talk 02:32, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

How do you know?

When someone vandalises a (my) talk page- so quickly...--Antiqueight confer 02:16, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Huggle! ... discospinster talk 02:17, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Blanking of Fame of Cyprus

Hi. Just so you know, the person whose blanking of Fame of Cyprus you reverted twice was the person who created the article, for which a deletion discussion is currently open. He really did want the article to be deleted: he managed to figure out {{db-g7}} and posted it there after your second reversion. —Largo Plazo (talk) 22:05, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

I realize that it was the article creator, but when an article is at AfD it shouldn't be blanked. But if he figured out G7 then it's all the same in the end. ... discospinster talk 22:08, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

Patrolling Toy Story

Hi Discospinster. I see we are both looking at the recent edits to Toy_Story_(franchise). Rather than stepping on each other's toes, I'll leave it to you. Have a great day! — ERcheck (talk) 14:47, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

Patrolling Toy Story

Hi Discospinster. I see we are both looking at the recent edits to Toy_Story_(franchise). Rather than stepping on each other's toes, I'll leave it to you. Have a great day! — ERcheck (talk) 14:47, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

yo

hi — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.19.172.255 (talk) 17:56, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

doonesbury, Todd Rokita

The comic strip is fictional as you say, but the quotations displayed next to the strip are real. My fault for causing the confusion.76.218.104.120 (talk) 00:00, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

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I am sitting there watching recent changes and trying to revert, but someone always beats me to it Face-wink.svg. Good job, disco. Sportsguy17 (click to talkcontributions) 01:16, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
Thank you. You might want to consider WP:HUGGLE, it's pretty speedy. :-) ... discospinster talk 01:17, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
I think so, but it seems to require rollback, which I don't have anywhere near enough experience for it. Twinkle does the job for now. Anyway, just wanted to drop by and compliment you Face-smile.svg Enjoy your 'star. Sportsguy17 (click to talkcontributions) 01:22, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

the delete in Owen Patterson

you deleted my update on owen Patterson can you please inform me as to what I put was not true. may not be nice but true — Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.209.134.8 (talk) 01:55, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

Your additions did not conform to Wikipedia's policy of neutrality (see WP:NPOV). ... discospinster talk 01:58, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

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For patrolling the recent changes page and reverting vandalism! I also patrol that page and half of the time find out that you've beat me to reverting some type of vandalism. :) As always, keep it up! (And remember it's one of the most important jobs here!) MrScorch6200 (talk) 03:32, 24 October 2013 (UTC)
Thank you! ... discospinster talk 03:34, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks

Thank you kindly for watching my back. Cheers! Geoff Who, me? 13:35, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

You're welcome! ... discospinster talk 23:55, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

Translation of an article.

Could you help to translate an article, please ? I need somebody to do it. You can write me a message on my discussion page.

Articles to translate:

Say me when you can translate the articles for me.

Thanks. Bye bye.

92.136.136.149 (talk) 15:40, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

I have completed the first two, Brazilian Judo Confederation and Brazilian Fencing Confederation. The last one already exists at Austrian Judo Federation. The third one is covered in Photographic film. ... discospinster talk 01:10, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

Discospinster, User:MoiraMoira tells me this person is a cross-wiki vandal: Olha. Yngvadottir (talk) 15:07, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Jayadeva disruption

I noticed that you blocked 180.151.153.155 (talk · contribs · WHOIS). This is just to let you know that that is Arjyap (talk · contribs) (see [1] for example) who logged out in a apparent attempt to keep his disruption anonymous or block log clean. I am neutral as to whether the named account is blocked, warned, or left alone as long as he desists from further edit-warring. Abecedare (talk) 01:17, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

Perhaps if s/he sees that the behaviour can earn a block, s/he will resist? ... discospinster talk 01:20, 27 October 2013 (UTC)
That's what I hoped, but he seems to have chosen the "go out in flames" route...see here and here (I would translate; but I think you can guess). Abecedare (talk) 01:56, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

It Takes a Man and a Woman

hello;;;


please pull up this link:

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/intl/?id=_fITTAKESAMANANDAW01&country=PH&wk=2013W13&id=_fITTAKESAMANANDAW01&p=.htm

the total gross of IT TAKES A MAN AND A WOMAN from Box Office Mojo

FOREIGN TOTAL 3/30/13 $5,190,990

Philippines 3/30/13 $9,141,744 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 27.110.249.132 (talk) 04:03, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

Then make it clear in the edit summary that you are updating the totals, that way other editors know that you are not vandalizing, especially since your previous two edits to the article ([2], [3]) were not helpful. ... discospinster talk 04:09, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

Baseball Vandals

Since it's the 2013 World Series vandalism is on the rise on baseball-related articles. And you are one super fast Huggler, I don't even have a chance to do anything! I don't know if you have a super fast high-speed internet or if it's your computer but you beat me, I don't even have a chance!

///EuroCarGT 04:33, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

I see your name come up lots while Huggling as well. It might be that I have a relatively new computer, I don't know. But it's my bedtime so you are on your own! ... discospinster talk 04:35, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

About Belém\Santa Maria de Belém

I'm updating all Lisbon parishes into the new 2012 reform. Santa Maria de Belem is gone. There's a new parish called Belem only (merging the former Santa Maria de Belem and São Francisco parishes. --Good Hope Phanta (talk) 20:40, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

That information would have to be moved to a new title then, via the instructions at WP:MOVE. The article has an editing history that needs to be preserved, so it should not be deleted. ... discospinster talk 21:18, 27 October 2013 (UTC)
Hi, i tried that but it looks like there's already one. I wasn't deleting the entire article, I was trying to copy the article into that "Belem" article and trying to redirect "Santa Maria de Belem" too. But you didn't give me enough time. :S --Good Hope Phanta (talk) 22:14, 27 October 2013 (UTC)
The article already existed because it was a redirect to the original one. You can't copy and paste one article into another because that disconnects the content from the editors who wrote it. I will perform the move, since I'm an administrator and can overwrite redirects. ... discospinster talk 23:48, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

Ouya

This is Piers from OUYA, the edits are geniune — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.85.216.161 (talk) 22:31, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Why are you changing the titles of the references? ... discospinster talk 22:34, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Because I was going to update the reference links after I changed the titles — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.85.216.161 (talk) 22:35, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Then update the reference links. ... discospinster talk 22:37, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Talk:Francis Bacon

Dear Sir Madam, Having read the Francis Bacon article I wanted to correct British description my comments are below -which you deleted from the talk page , I thought I would have an orderly discussion and not an outright deletion -there is nothing in what I have written that is not true. Please see Pablo Picasso's page he was born in Spain and lived the great majority of his life in France he has never been described as French, similar to Bacon- I think wikipedia should reflect facts and not opinion.

On the issue of the description of Bacon as "Irish born, British figurative painter" this has been a subject of dispute among a number of user/editors of Wikipedia, clearly the talk page requests users to be objective and report Facts supported by evidence in adhering to this principle the description "Irish born" is entirely appropriate back up by historical evidence of the Irish National census of 1911 (please see link http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002575018/) .There is clearly a bias against describing Bacon as Irish as his nationality and forcefully purporting him to be a "British painter" due to his parents nationality they are described as "English" yes his mother was born in England but his father was born in Australia -as can be seen again the census 1911 enumerators abstract. In reporting these facts I would request the Lede be changed to reflect facts "Francis Bacon was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1909" etc, and delete the British description. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Haseoffergeld (talk • contribs) 01:52, 29 October 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Haseoffergeld (talkcontribs)

I'm sorry, I've looked through the contributions to the Francis Bacon talk page and I'm not on there. Could you provide a link to where I deleted your comment from the talk page? ... discospinster talk 02:04, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Please see Francis Bacon (Edit History) you have reverted my change from British to Irish- You should supply evidence that Bacon was British before you edit , I have supplied a census as evidence available online to support the change- its very odd to describe someone as "Irish born British painter" yes bacon lived in Britain but he also live in various parts of Europe - you should look at Pablo Picasso's page he lived the majority of his life in France but was born in Spain and has all ways been described as Spanish . When editing we must be objective and report only Facts. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Haseoffergeld (talkcontribs) 01:24, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

Why?

Why do you keep deleting my edits everything I have been saying is true and factual. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jimmy626262 (talkcontribs) 22:06, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

This, this, this, and possibly this are not apparently constructive. Jamesx12345 22:09, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Your revert on MSNBC

From MSNBC.com & Rachel Maddow - Rand Paul added to the Gattaca entry? Don’t look at us! You're famous! (again) Cheers Jim1138 (talk) 23:42, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Wow, I'm famous. ... discospinster talk 23:51, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Can Korbajram

You deleted Can Korbajram a few times in July as a blatant hoax, so you might want to keep an eye on the new editor trying it again. Thanks. Ruby Murray 12:25, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. ... discospinster talk 13:36, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

User:Haseoffergeld

Hi Discospinster, You blocked this account once before for edit warring [4]. Their sole, continuing purpose is to change nationality at Francis Bacon (artist) in the face of a consensus that other editors (not myself) established after lengthy discourse. I've reported this as vandalism, and been advised to take this to dispute resolution, but I don't think that's the path for dealing with a disruptive WP:SPA. Thanks for any assistance you can give, JNW (talk) 02:06, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

It seems like a dispute resolution may be the way to go, to try to get more input on the issue. There are comments on the talk page by other editors that express the same concern with the Irish/British description (e.g. Talk:Francis Bacon (artist)#"Irish born British"). Let me know if you need some help with it. ... discospinster talk 02:17, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
My take is that that discussion effectively ignored the previous consensus, which was closed after a thorough and lengthy engagement [5]. In other words, every time someone decides they don't like the description that was arrived at through a deliberate process, this is reignited. Thank you, but if dispute resolution is now necessary, then talk page consensus in this or any case would appear meaningless. JNW (talk) 02:32, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

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This is for beating me to the punch on the article Z8 GND 5296. Well played! The Triple M (talk) 02:31, 1 November 2013 (UTC)The Triple M
Thank you! ... discospinster talk 02:41, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

Gernatt Family of Companies

Thanks for your help. I'm trying to add categories that are appropriate. If you can provide any additional to those you've included, I will appreciate it. Daniellagreen (talk) 02:41, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

'Mining companies' still appears relevant to me. Daniellagreen (talk) 02:51, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

Categories should be as narrow and specific as possible -- see WP:CAT#Categorizing pages "In addition, each categorized page should be placed in all of the most specific categories to which it logically belongs. This means that if a page belongs to a subcategory of C (or a subcategory of a subcategory of C, and so on) then it is not normally placed directly into C." If it's under Category:Mining companies of the United States, it is redundant to also have it under Category:Mining companies. ... discospinster talk 02:55, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
Okay, got it. Thanks for your help and expertise! Please see a following barnstar for you that I am providing for your work in editing the categories in this article, and polishing it up more. :-) Daniellagreen (talk) 02:38, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

Ray Emery Nickname

I have added nicknames that almost all D.C. sports fan use when talking about Ray "Garbage can" or "Sh!tbag" Emery please leave the changes and allow all of his nicknames people use when talking about him on the wiki page.

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Thanks for your help in improving and editing the categories section of the article; I appreciate it! :-) Daniellagreen (talk) 02:40, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
Thank you, I appreciate it. Let me know if you need any help. ... discospinster talk 02:47, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

Potential vandalism.

Hello. Thanks for the quick block of User:2602:30a:2e3e:dff0:cd37:d98c:1c41:6f43. You seem to be currently online vandal-fighting admin so I'll direct this to you. Could you review recent contribs of User:Celam Munral? He seems to be making a large number of arbitrary changes that are not really needed, particularly changing references styles from ordinary to two column, against the consensus that two column style is only used when there is a large number of references. I'm not exactly sure if those edits are vandalism, but I'm also not exactly sure if they are in good faith. I tried to contact him for an explanation but he has chosen not to respond. What do you think? Thanks.--Melmann(talk) 15:49, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

We'll see what happens since you've placed an explanatory note on the user's talk page. ... discospinster talk 15:52, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

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Thanks for clearing up all the vandalism in Wikipedia! (and also for beating me to reverts a lot of time lol) Jianhui67 talkcontribs 15:49, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
Thank you! ... discospinster talk 15:50, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

Why did it say August 16, 1999

I thought it came out in August 7, 1999 not August 16 1999

The sources say August 16: IMDB, TV.com, BCDB. ... discospinster talk 02:05, 6 November 2013 (UTC) Oh Okay and also Nick On CBS came out in 1999 not 2000. look at Youtube and type Nick on CBS Blue Clues Blues Clues Intro (2002) Raw and look at the comments they said it came in 1999.

A Cookie for you

Thanks! ... discospinster talk 15:59, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

AKA South African rapper

May you please check if this page is correct: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Articles_for_creation/AKA_(rapper) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 41.48.191.230 (talk) 02:08, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

It looks OK. Perhaps you need a citation for winning the Channel O award? Also, some of the wiki links go to other articles (for example, Victory Lap and Bang are not about the songs, so these links should be fixed or removed). ... discospinster talk 04:17, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

Block request

Please consider blocking 95.192.44.10 who has been doing the same sort of veeery strange edits for years from different IP addresses. - Tournesol (talk) 18:53, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

I've blocked the user for 31 hours. ... discospinster talk 18:56, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

Tree-kangaroo

There's two IPs doing the same thing, also on Wycliffe's Bible. I blocked them both for 72 hours. Thanks, Drmies (talk) 19:14, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

Great, thanks. ... discospinster talk 19:16, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

Joe Rogan "Vandalism"

I don't believe that what I have done constitutes vandalism as I have permission from Joe Rogan himself, as per his podcast "The Joe Rogan Experience", to make such an edit with the information that you subsequently deleted. While you may not agree with the information I supplied, I don't believe what I have contributed poses any threat to the reputation of Wikipedia or Joe Rogan, nor threatens his career in any way. Quite the contrary, I believe that the information I contributed will actually enhance his career and reputation. So, I think the guy owes me a debt of gratitude. And besides, can you actually PROVE that Joe Rogan ISN'T a werewolf? I thought not.69.117.121.49 (talk) 07:23, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

(Pardon the interruption.) Permission per the podcast... That sure sounds like a reason to semi-protect the article for a while to me. —C.Fred (talk) 18:37, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

November 2013

Information icon Hello, I'm Some jerk on the Internet. I wanted to let you know that I undid one or more of your recent contributions to Machu Picchu because it did not appear constructive. If you would like to experiment, you can use the sandbox. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. The reverted edit can be found here. --some jerk on the Internet (talk) 16:00, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

Huh? ... discospinster talk 16:01, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
Sorry -- please disregard. Finger slip! --some jerk on the Internet (talk) 16:02, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

Information icon Please refrain from making unconstructive edits to Wikipedia, as you did at User talk:Some jerk on the Internet. Your edits appear to constitute vandalism and have been reverted or removed. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Administrators have the ability to block users from editing if they repeatedly engage in vandalism. The reverted edit can be found here. --some jerk on the Internet (talk) 16:17, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

OK, it looks like I need to take a break. Sorry again. --some jerk on the Internet (talk) 16:18, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
Me too. ... discospinster talk 16:19, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

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IP

I've raised that IP for blocking at Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism so hopefully they should stop adding rubbish soon. Thought you'd like to know! Samwalton9 (talk) 02:31, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

OK. I assume you are talking about 50.177.68.59 (talk · contribs)? ... discospinster talk 02:33, 17 November 2013 (UTC)
Yes, they've added a lot of nonsense to various film articles over the past few hours. Didn't realise you were an admin before I posted that message by the way or I'd have just asked you! Samwalton9 (talk) 02:35, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Hindustan Times -> Times of India ?

I assume you meant Times of India here or was there another suspicious reference being used that I missed? Abecedare (talk) 03:11, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

You are correct, thanks. I was thinking of the source in the associated article Trendy Beat Records. ... discospinster talk 03:14, 17 November 2013 (UTC)
Seconded your prod there. Could even be a case of outright hoax that can be speedied. Worth keeping an eye on the editor too. Abecedare (talk) 03:20, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

FYI. Abecedare (talk) 10:23, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

IP's disruptive editing on Yunnan

Hi Discospinster. Should the IP 117.224.89.166 be reported to WP:AN for making personal threats? Thanks, Epicgenius(give him tiradecheck out damage) 15:16, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

I'll keep an eye out and if it vandalizes again I will block. ... discospinster talk 15:18, 17 November 2013 (UTC)
Thank you. Epicgenius(give him tiradecheck out damage) 15:24, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Removal of information

G'day Mate,

I put up some info for Schindler's list but it is not summarised so it contains plagiarism and is not refernced. If you wish to leave it up fine by me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.30.109.84 (talk) 03:18, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

Dear discospinster, I apologize for my edits on Prejudice and i hope you can forgive me!:) But, I looked on a different site, and that's exactly what it said! A bunny eating candy, no lie! I had no idea my edits were disruptive... it won't happen again...hopefully... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.73.209.222 (talk) 22:54, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Deleted page

Hi Discospinster,

Thanks for the welcome mail. I noticed that one of the new pages I created was deleted for the reason (A7: Article about a company, corporation or organization, which does not indicate the importance or significance of the subject). As I can see you didn't request the delete of the page but I like you to give me advice on how to improve it and resubmit it, as it's of cause disappointing to spend time contributing if it isn't going to be used in the end.

As I understand it I need to contact the administrator who requested the deletion of the page before resubmitting. But before I do that I like to do a new draft in my sandbox that can be reviewed. My question is how can I get back the original version of the page. Is it correct to use requests for undeletion in order to get the original content back so I can do a new draft in my sandbox or should I go about it differently.

Once again thanks for welcoming me to wikipedia.

Best, Willy.pucat (talk) 08:55, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

I have restored the article to your userspace at User:Willy.pucat/Birdback. The article should indicate how the company is notable by Wikipedia's criteria — see WP:GNG and WP:ORG for guidance. Basically there should be multiple reliable sources that discuss the company in a significant way (i.e. not just a trivial mention). ... discospinster talk 18:54, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for the help. I created an AfC here following the guidelines you also pointed out. Willy.pucat (talk) 10:31, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

A kitten for you!

Young cats.jpg

You're doing a nice job, ma'am.

Don't forget the six trillion!

Poldid911 (talk) 03:40, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

Big enough?

What do you mean third party?

URl has been feautred on Worldstar,Youtube,Vibe magazine,Ciroc and revolt sponsors their events, rap genius and much more.

it is impossible that Dont Flop and KOTD have a third part and url dosent!

(Bigzero0123 (talk) 23:23, 25 November 2013 (UTC)).

Third party refers to sources not associated with URLTV. Don't Flop has many references listed and so does King of the Dot. Such sources need to be added to the article, not on talk pages. ... discospinster talk 23:27, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

Is this big enough?

Loaded Lux performance landed him a spot on howard stern show, he was mentioned by jay-z,drake,kanye,pusha t and much more.

(Bigzero0123 (talk) 23:29, 25 November 2013 (UTC)).

Why has the links i put in disappear?

So i put in some links and they got deleted!

Why are yall doing this?

i dont know how to use this Bullshit!

i gave yall refrences and they all got deleted!!!

(Bigzero0123 (talk) 23:34, 25 November 2013 (UTC)).

The sources you added were for URLTV's own Twitter and You Tube pages, which are not third party. One option would be to work on the article in your user space, so it won't get messed with. (For example, at User:Bigzero0123/URLTV.) ... discospinster talk 23:37, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

How did you notice my edits?

So, how did you notice all those edits and image resizes I made? Was it flagged by something?Jamal Ahmed GM (talk) 20:05, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

I keep track of all new edits. ... discospinster talk 20:06, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
So, there many CVU people who only track new user's contribs. But, isn't that unfair to new users who are just getting started? Let me guess, you get off that list when you get autoconfirmed?Jamal Ahmed GM (talk) 20:09, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
No, it's all the edits. ... discospinster talk 20:10, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
By now you may be thinking "Why does this new editor know so much?", well, I am a former member of the CVU that left around 2013 May. I lost my old account, but thought why not make a new account playing a sneaky person who does image re-sizes. Don't worry, I'll stop! BTW: Don't start an SPI, my previous account was all too trusted, even if you do figure it out, not many will believe you.Jamal Ahmed GM (talk) 20:14, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
Well, you've proved your point, whatever it was. ... discospinster talk 20:15, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Don't even try that, I was a part of CVU before, I know it is exhausting and pointless tracking every single edit in RC patrol. The best ones to track are new editors contribs or IP contribs.Jamal Ahmed GM (talk) 20:16, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

So, now will you welcome me back to CVU, or do I need to prove how experienced I am? Don't worry, you wont be seeing any more vandalism from me. I was responsible for getting countless vandals blocked. Don't want to be on the receiving end!Jamal Ahmed GM (talk) 20:19, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
I suppose you can just go ahead and remove vandalism if you want to. ... discospinster talk 20:20, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
I need Huggle and Igloo, if you need any proof of experience please fell free to tell me.Jamal Ahmed GM (talk) 20:23, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
I'm not sure what you want from me; if you need rollback rights you can request them at Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Rollback. ... discospinster talk 20:25, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

LOL, they'll never grant it, instead they'll probably start a random SPI (and fail). I have too little experience.Jamal Ahmed GM (talk) 20:31, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

STP record sales

I will be posting the source for this tomorrow, please leave it up.

concerning edits from 31.185.185.200

I'm watching this IP too, and I think it would be appropriate to slap him a level 4 warning. After that -> report to admin. That's better than starting a edit war. Stormmeteo (talk) 20:26, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Well I've done a level 1 warning and also noted the copyright infringement, so we'll see what happens. ... discospinster talk 20:31, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
I've reverted the article back for good a couple minutes ago (after some discussion with the IP), no further protest from the IP so far. At the end it wasn't promotional anymore, but still had copyright issues (copied from the website and then pasted). IP didn't fix it. Stormmeteo (talk) 21:56, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
I was wrong, content was again copied from the website and then pasted. I'm not inclined to keep on reverting, this would end in an edit war. Stormmeteo (talk) 22:27, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Re: Capsicum edit

November 2013[edit]

Hello, I'm Discospinster. I noticed that you recently removed some content from Capsicum, with this edit, without explaining why. In the future, it would be helpful to others if you described your changes to Wikipedia with an edit summary. If this was a mistake, don't worry, the removed content has been restored. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks. ... discospinster talk 00:12, 27 November 2013 (UTC)


I'm really sorry on behalf of all the people in the Philippines who are using this IP address (Smart WiMAX powered by PLDT Home). Our Internet Service Providers here in the Philippines are limited to using this kind of technology due to our being a 3rd world country and not having updated technology to fuel our needs. This is one of the few reasons why Cyber Crimes are still rampant in our country (because alot of people with access to the internet often go untraced). Again, I do apologize for this rude and idiotic EDIT that one of my countrymen made — Preceding unsigned comment added by 125.60.156.220 (talk) 06:17, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

A kitten for you!

Iris cat.jpg

Awwwww!!!

the artist formerly known as eric pickles (talk) 14:06, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

Barnstar of Reversion Hires.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Keep up the good work! the artist formerly known as eric pickles (talk) 14:07, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

FAC comment?

Hi. Would you be interested in voicing your support (or oppose/comment) at the FAC page for the article Of Human Feelings? If not, feel free to ignore this message. Dan56 (talk) 00:40, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

SPA attack acct

User:Bigal1612 - Ive blocked him on Commons. INeverCry 03:47, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

OK, I've blocked the editor here as well. ... discospinster talk 03:50, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

Chess.com

Hi, I noticed you tagged that Chess.com article. It has been deleted before, maybe more than once. It has no reliable sources. Would you consider nominating it for Articles for Deletion perhaps? Thank you. Perrier Tyson (talk) 00:00, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

It was deleted before via AfD, but the new version does have a link to a CNET video, so there is some notability claimed (whether or not it's enough is a different story). You are welcome to nominate it a second time if you feel that it's not up to par. ... discospinster talk 03:40, 30 November 2013 (UTC)