User talk:Favonian

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Sock of an indef banned user[edit]

Hello Favonian, you may remember User:James Lindberg who was indef banned by you. Well, he had returned a few times as IP but now he has made an account, User:Howard Laxer (see: Special:Contributions/Howard_Laxer). Its the same old edits exemple where he removes sourced historical content and replaces with a text preending Macedonia was never part of Yugoslavia. He has been also creating a lot of seasonal artcles with absolute no source, and that is another major problem. FkpCascais (talk) 16:54, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

No role model for constructive editors, I agree, but are you sure it's the same guy? That region has an inexhaustible supply of "enthusiasts". I'll try and keep an eye on his activities. Favonian (talk) 17:03, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
Hmm, the more I look at the edit histories, the more I'm inclined to agree with you. Let me mull it over a little longer. Favonian (talk) 17:27, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
Its him, that article List of Macedonian football champions is not much edited, and only he tries allways the same things: ignoring Yugoslavia, pretending some sort of independent vice-kingdom of Macedonia, then atributing old titles of disbanded clubs to current teams, and edits like this one: diff which leave me no doubts its him. FkpCascais (talk) 17:49, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
Yep, I'm convinced. Laxer is off to the drawer. Favonian (talk) 17:55, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
Many thanks. I´ll try to see if I can find sources for the articles he created, if not, I´ll ask the WP:FOOTY community to help me. Regarding him, if he returns I´ll let you know. Best regards, FkpCascais (talk) 04:17, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Edit revision[edit]

Hi, thanks for reverting on this article as of a revision I reverted it the correct way. If you see this user was inserting false information and removing content from pages, just block him if he did it the last time. --Allen talk 00:36, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

I just simply want to revert their edits that was vandalism or if you want, then do it and I make it a correct way to fix it. --Allen Talk 17:59, 14 June 2014 (UTC)


... the stiff mop, please. Best, Sam Sailor Sing 10:30, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

My joints must be stiffer than my mop; another admin beat me to it. :( Favonian (talk) 10:31, 14 June 2014 (UTC)
A warm bath might serve you good. Face-smile.svg Best, Sam Sailor Sing 11:31, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Seven the General deletion[edit]

I noticed you had deleted the Seven the General page and I thought you should know that it was recreated under the name Seven the General****. 331dot (talk) 13:02, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! Looks like it already joined its predecessors. What utterly pointless persistence. Favonian (talk) 14:16, 15 June 2014 (UTC)


Many thanks for your continued vigilance with various puppeteers. Can I ask for a favour, can you take a quick look at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Tennis expert and make sure I have set the defaults correctly? Many thanks. In ictu oculi (talk) 19:03, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, that looks like fowl alright. Commented at the SPI – and whacked yet another Kauffner sock. Good heavens! Favonian (talk) 16:46, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for lifting the ban for[edit]

I just wan`t you to know, have nothing to do with any kind of harrasment. I just signed here few days ago to correct some errors conserning articles "sivuventtiilimoottori" and its english equivalent "flathead engine".

Thanks again, hope the harrasment ends.

Heikki Vainionpää (talk) 16:38, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

My pleasure, and happy editing! Incidentally, your (wise) decision to create an account enables you to go on editing in case the range block gets reinstated, as it only affects anonymous editing. Favonian (talk) 16:42, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Seventhegeneral redux[edit]

Hello Favonian I was instructed by another editor to create this account with my real name. If proof of my identity is need please feel free to contact me. The username I was using was Seventhegeneral yet, I am NOT the person known as Seven the General. The article i was attempting to write I was still working on, My issue was that I didn't know the forum had real editors here, i thought you were trolling me, as a simple user who knew how to use the forum! Lasty, i apologize for any misunderstanding or confusion i may have caused as I thought i was doing things correct. I have since studied the policies and the neutral point of views need along with the proper citations. I believe I now have corrected my errors and I wish to unblock the topic for the chance to show that I understand the forum as well as my wrong doings.

Respectfully, Gjon — Preceding unsigned comment added by GjonPreni (talkcontribs) 17:34, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Glad you figured it out. Regarding the article, I see you found the draft at Draft:Seven the General. Please let one of the reviewers decide on the notability of the subject. Favonian (talk) 17:49, 16 June 2014 (UTC)


I assume I don't need to mail them? Hipocrite (talk) 19:59, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

I'll do it ASAP. Favonian (talk) 20:00, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
I hope it didn't seem like I was assigning work - I was assuming you had mailed them and didn't want to double-tap a busy list. Hipocrite (talk) 20:01, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
No worries, it's been done. :) Was a bit busy, protecting pages with one hand and emailing with the other. Favonian (talk) 20:04, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Another troll[edit]

[1] --NeilN talk to me 17:44, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

That jerk gives film trivia a bad name. x-( Favonian (talk) 17:46, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Odd socks[edit]

Hi, I think (talk · contribs) could be a sock of the ip you just blocked as it has an interest in the same topic. Cheers, This is Paul (talk) 17:56, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

A distinct possibility. I'm mulling options. Favonian (talk) 17:59, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
See also (talk · contribs · WHOIS)
Seems to have a hard time making up their minds. Favonian (talk) 19:05, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
Yes, indeed. This is Paul (talk) 19:26, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Childish vandalism by obviously connected accounts and an IP[edit]

Hello. I'd appreciate if you took a quick look at the contributions of these obviously connected users: (talk · contribs · WHOIS), Yourname1 (talk · contribs), Your_Mother123987 (talk · contribs) and KKppYYmmOO (talk · contribs), because I'm tired of their childish vandalism (vandalism that makes it clear that it's a case of WP:CIR). Exemplified by this and this edit on Sundern, repeatedly changing the names of the villages of Langscheid and Stockum to Lange scheide ("long/deep vagina") and Stock dumm ("dumb as a log"). The IP geolocates to the same part of Germany as the subject of the article they have vandalised, showing that it's a bunch of local kids. Yourname1 has returned three times now since the 16th, making the same kind of silly edits each time, while the others were only active on the 16th and haven't been seen since. Thomas.W talk 18:08, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Jeez! This is one of the times I wished I didn't understand German. Blocked the named accounts indef; as for the IP, either he's moved on or it will be hit by the auto-block. Favonian (talk) 18:16, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Being multilingual helps a lot when looking for vandalism, so don't wish you didn't know German. If I hadn't known German I might have thought that those edits were correct, or at least made in good faith. But since I do, they didn't get away with it. Thomas.W talk 19:34, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Another problem editor[edit]

Hello. Please take a look at the contributions of 123et4 (talk · contribs), a user who seems to have a very poor grasp of English, but still insists on adding home-made "translations" to various articles about weapons (such as these: #1, #2, #3, #4), in spite of repeated requests for them to stop (see user's talk page). The way the user just carries on with the disruptive editing, without engaging in a discussion about it, also seems to indicate a competence problem, in addition to their poor English. And it's not a case of not knowing that they have a talk page, because the difference between diff #1 and diff #2 clearly shows that they have read my first message to them. Thomas.W talk 14:26, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Definite WP:CIR issues. but the terminology in this belligerent field doesn't make life easy for international editors. This one seems to have stopped after the latest warning, but I'll keep an eye on the case and do what's necessary, should it become necessary. Favonian (talk) 16:09, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Requesting Maradona page protection[edit]

Hi Favonian. The Diego Maradona article is repeatedly vandallized by ip users and new users messing around, so I'm requesting Pending changes protection for the article. Thanks again. Carlos Rojas77 (talk) 14:25, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Favonian (talk) 15:17, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

IP vandal[edit]

Hi there. Could you please block this IP and also protect the page? Thanks,  LeoFrank  Talk 15:33, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Favonian (talk) 15:37, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. It looks like a persistent vandal. He's done the same yesterday from a different IP. It would be good if you could protect the article as well.  LeoFrank  Talk 15:40, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
I've seen you have done it. Thanks Face-smile.svg  LeoFrank  Talk 15:40, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

John Marshall High School (Los Angeles)[edit]

I undid your revert of user:Armendariz12345's edit to John Marshall High School (Los Angeles). I have no issue with your block, but his last edit to this article seemed to be returning the article to what the school's official website says here. Without another source to say the principal has changed, I think we have to leave it. Meters (talk) 18:33, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

That was very remiss of me. Bad combination of rushing off to work and being lost in the forrest of IP and SPA edits. Thanks a lot for cleaning up the mess! Favonian (talk) 19:47, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
The socks didn't help either. I was confused a bit trying to figure out what was real myself. Meters (talk) 20:31, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

How are you?[edit]

Hi Favonian, on Wikipedia I just rollback some edits as well undo or reverting users' vandalism edits with the rollbackers does. So you're an administrator as this point and how are you doing on Wikipedia? --Allen Talk 04:24, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Favonian, what I did on Wikipedia is reverting edits that are messed up or vandalism on users' contributions. So I gladly have you help on Wikipedia as well. :) --Allen Talk 06:17, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

List of Turkic dynasties and countries[edit]

Would you be interested in protecting "List of Turkic dynasties and countries", there appear to be about 4 IPs(most likely logged out users) and a "new user"(user:1sasdasd, most likely a sock) that continue to revert other editors after adding undue weight to the article. None of the IPs or "new users" have even attempted to use the talk page, surprise, surprise. --Kansas Bear (talk) 22:10, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

With 1sasdasd blocked for edit-warring, I'd say the situation is (temporarily) under control. I'll watch-list the article. Favonian (talk) 20:30, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
Sorry. --Kansas Bear (talk) 20:54, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Soliciting comment...[edit]

Hi! Would you care to review my FA nomination for the article Of Human Feelings? The article is about a jazz album by Ornette Coleman, and the criteria is at WP:FACR. If not, feel free to ignore this message. Cheers! Dan56 (talk) 22:15, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Help understanding Wikipedia's rules[edit]

Hi Favonian, I am trying to start a new project (The Siduri Project) that my colleagues and I want to use to try and improve Wikipedia, using community created multimedia and programs. I'm not sure where is the right home for this project? Any guidance you could provide would be most appreciated.Siduri-Project (talk) 17:47, 29 June 2014 (UTC)


Thanks for watching my back! Cheers! Geoff Who, me? 22:51, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

My Edit of Digger T. Rock[edit]

In my edit of the Digger T. Rock page I changed the line that says "...presumably time-lapse view of his body decaying with only his helmet and skeleton remaining" to "...with only his helmet and clothes remaining". You reverted this change, although if you actually look at footage of the game or play the game then you can actually see that he doesn't decay until he's a skeleton - his entire corpse is gone. If you want a good example of the death animation then watch this video. --UltraTrollMan (talk) 16:58, 30 June 2014 (UTC)


Would you consider protecting the Huns article? IP131.175.28.158 appears to be edit warring. --Kansas Bear (talk) 20:33, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

What has the world come to, when the Huns need protecting? I've blocked the IP for edit-warring; so much more in Attila's spirit. Favonian (talk) 20:37, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, sir. --Kansas Bear (talk) 20:43, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

About to be a volunteer wikimania 2014[edit]

i am not from UK.I'm from Aazerbaijan.And i want to be a volunteer 2014 Wikimania.have i must pay myself? to travel ,to place for stay?How do u help me?Generally,can i be a volunteer? please write me everything about it.i am aslo mostly work on az Wiki.I waitin for answer..--hinkel777 (talk) 09:50, 4 July 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ilkinhemidov (talkcontribs)

I'm not involved with Wikimania, and for that matter don't live in the UK, so I'm afraid I can't help you. Favonian (talk) 17:29, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Can you look into?[edit]

This [[2]] Hell in a Bucket (talk) 17:33, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Old and slow. Bbb23 already did what had to be done. Favonian (talk) 17:36, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
Triple B is usually on top of things. Hell in a Bucket (talk) 17:38, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Are you a fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic?[edit]

Hi Favonian, are you a fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic? I know you are good on Wikipedia and here, you can add the template "{{User MLP}}" to your user page if you are a fan of my favorite shows I watched it! :) --Allen talk 02:37, 7 July 2014 (UTC)


Hello Favonian. Thank you for blocking that block-evading IP. I noticed, though, that you didn't leave a block notice on their talkpage. I also noticed another suspicious account on the Skeleton article. One Tempuser6996. The name is pretty telling, I think, as it basically screams "block evasion" (and even if not actually a sock of the troll, the username+sole edit strongly suggest they're NOTHERE at the very least, I'd say). Mind taking a look and see if you agree (and if so, block them)? AddWittyNameHere (talk) 19:49, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

I don't usually leave block notices with obvious block evaders. In this case, his antics at the talk page rather illustrated the futility of polite gestures. I'll keep an eye on the other person to see, just how "temp" the account is. Favonian (talk) 19:52, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
Ah, okay. I mainly noticed because I was in the progress of reverting their chance to their talkpage (and got edit-conflicted by you) around the same time you blocked the IP and only noticed because I went to check their contributions to see if they had made any non-reverted edits, then realized they were blocked but didn't see a notice. Wouldn't have pestered you about it if not for the suspicious user. Good to know someone else is also keeping an eye on the account. AddWittyNameHere (talk) 20:01, 12 July 2014 (UTC)


Hello. I know you'll see this in your notifications, but I believe that the same person who created User:Infiniticardealership, has now created User:Carinfiniti. He adds the same link in the external links section and is reverting. Thanks, CorkythehornetfanTalk 22:49, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! Looks like it has been well taken care of by now. I thought there was something familiar about the ceiling fan stuff, and indeed it was an trusty old customer returning. Favonian (talk) 05:56, 14 July 2014 (UTC)