User talk:EdJohnston

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After noticing this editor's post on the talk page of the Talk:Defense of Van (1915), I was under the impression Yozer1 was topic banned from all Armenia(n) and Azerbaijan articles? --Kansas Bear (talk) 16:52, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Left a note. EdJohnston (talk) 17:13, 20 March 2015 (UTC)


Yo. Regarding Vringo. 1. It is a patent troll, by MANY articles. Probably all except the communiqués from the company. 2. The current description, which you you protected, says: - "is a technology company" . Debatable, and too general. - "in a split 2-1 decision ..." not that interesting. That its shares fell by 70% is more interesting, I'd say. - "is now appealing to the United States Supreme Court". No, it's not, and even the reference (from Vringo) says something else. Read the USSC page to know how the appeals there go. - it's not the "the number of intellectual property suits filed by the firm [that] has led some commentators to refer to the firm as a patent troll". 3. You'd better look into the history of that page far deeper than you have. There's another user who has been adding advertising in that page for years. (Even in a prior version of the page, before it was deleted, it seems). I've just come in February and tried to fix it. (talk)

LE: read the above in edit mode. It shows nicer. (talk) LLE: an example from the Vringo advertiser (one of his IPs): . The 24.130... wasn't me. The entire Vringo page needs to be cleaned (rewritten from scratch would be better). I'm not offering, but do you really want to protect advertising and incorrect info? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:16, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Were you planning to get consensus for your changes at any point? It appears that your strategy is just to keep reverting from different IP addresses. EdJohnston (talk) 13:31, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
It appears you want to jump to conclusions and not address anything of what I wrote. To enlighten you: For a long time there were no other editors except the individual that adds the advertising (let's call it Y). From an earlier warning/suggestion from another moderator I wrote on the talk page. Y didn't reply. Then a few days ago a few editors appeared and ... each started doing their thing. I reverted because while NorthBySouthBaranof was the only one who seemed to want to fix, he got most things wrong, and he doesn't pay attention. EvergreenFir ignores references while claiming they don't exist (see his talk page). The Vringo page wasn't protected before, so maybe my IP address didn't change so that I could keep reverting from another page? That idea didn't cross your mind, it seems. (talk) 14:52, 22 March 2015 (UTC)


Just a heads up: Inorout, whom you recently warned on his Talk page [1] readded his Omerbashich material to Gravitational constant [2] and Dimensionless physical constant [3], as well as a Talk page comment [4] which doesn't indicate any intention to change his behavior. My feeling is he is not going to stop without sanctions. Thanks --ChetvornoTALK 19:55, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

--Oralofori (talk) 00:53, 24 March 2015 (UTC) Hello there, I hope you're doing fine. Kindly take a look at this article that has the tag of copyvio. Changes have been made to it and I need your help with removing that tag. Do let me know what you think of it so far and thanks:


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Swarm X 05:10, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

User:Swarm, I've read the post you left on your talk for User:Tgeairn. I agree with your opinion there. There is a clear 3RR violation on the other user's talk page, and I'm not sure that the linked page of diffs proves much in any direction. EdJohnston (talk) 14:44, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback! Swarm X 21:16, 24 March 2015 (UTC)


You might want to take a look at User:Hendrick_99's recent edits. While these aren't pages I follow I stumbled onto this on the page you move protected. User is making many rapid page moves/merges/redirects in a short period of time with little discussion. Raises warning flags to me. I suspect someone will end up having quite a bit of work to do sorting it all out. Red Harvest (talk) 06:24, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

belated reply[edit]

re this: I don't recall ever finding any of your actions objectionable, and fully admit that you likely have a much better handle the big picture. That said, if there's something you feel would help make things better, you won't get any objections from me. — Ched :  ?  02:19, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for your note. EdJohnston (talk) 02:26, 27 March 2015 (UTC)


Re Reinstating the invalidly-lifted block would not be wheel-warring, given [5], what are you waiting for? NE Ent 20:45, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

I prefer a low-drama lifestyle. There are about 1,500 other admins who could take care of it, if they feel that the moment has arrived. EdJohnston (talk) 20:49, 27 March 2015 (UTC)