User talk:GorgeCustersSabre

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Salam alaikum Gorge, there has been an odd amount of activity on some articles. Has an SPI been filed in regard to any of this activity? MezzoMezzo (talk) 07:13, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

This is part of a lingering SPI issue, Atama has been clearing up the remaining sockpuppets - more details on his talk page here. Strangez is hopefully one of the last. The proliferation by this one person put me in mind of chasing down Horcruxes! UsamahWard (talk) 10:26, 11 May 2014 (UTC)
Just FYI, I added Ermejoso to the SPI for Aldota. It's very suspicious for an editor to be created two days after semi-protection ends, to reinsert material similar to what previous socks were adding. However, I'm not 100% certain of this, because Ermejoso has also edited a number of articles that Aldota and the socks never edited. So I'm asking for CheckUser to verify. In the mean time, don't automatically assume that Ermejoso is a sock. Right now you are at three reverts at the Abdul Qayum (scholar), and one more revert could mean an immediate block for you. I'm letting you know so that you can avoid that. Let CU run its course, and if it comes back positive then Ermejoso (and any other potential socks that haven't shown themselves yet) can be blocked and the edits reverted (and I'll probably reinstate semi-protection, for a month or more this time). I've also left Ermejoso a warning about being at 3RR as well. -- Atama 17:19, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
    • Dear friend Atama, thank you kindly for your advice (and friendly warning). I also think this is a sock, and I'll let due process run its course. My thanks again, George Custer's Sabre (talk) 17:39, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
      • You're welcome. It turns out that Ermejoso was indeed another sockpuppet, and there were another 17 sockpuppets that were previously unidentified. Most of them haven't even edited yet, which suggests they were attempts at more "sleeper" accounts, created to try to get around semi-protection once they were old enough to be autoconfirmed. I reverted Ermejoso's edits to that page, and Ponyo initiated semiprotection on that page again for another month. -- Atama 21:28, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
        • The persistence of these attempts to create sockpuppets suggests he may return with more, so if there is similar activity in future, perhaps we can alert Atama in the first instance with a view to making another CU sweep.

          GorgeCustersSabre, one of the lingering changes made by the sockpuppet was to change the name of the article to Abdul Qayum (scholar). I think this is hard to justify, he is mainly known as a leading Imam, not a scholar - the sockpuppet was, of course, obsessed with defining Islamic scholars! I will leave this to you and others with a track record for editing the article, not least because my only edits were to revert the sockpuppet, and I don't have a view as to what the title should be (previously it was Sheikh Abdul Qayum). UsamahWard (talk) 07:20, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

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Abdul Qayum article[edit]

I noted your recent removal of a weak source; the same source and claim is in the lead section, and should probably be removed too. There are several other sources used in various places that aren't that strong. I think the article would benefit if it referred to ELM Management; although a primary source, it seems appropriate for basic information about qualifications, and does not get into contentious issues such as 'being a scholar'. It is also noteworthy it has no mention of a PhD. UsamahWard (talk) 09:52, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

  • Dear UsamahWard, I am unsure if you are Muslim, and don't want to offend you, but I would like to wish you Ramadan Mubarak just in case you are. I have watched this page carefully for quite a while because of its weaknesses and the subjective way in which some editors have tried to make claims which are unsupported or weakly supported by sources. I am always unhappy about non-neutral sources but in this case you may be right. Yes, let's go ahead. Many thanks. Regards, George Custer's Sabre (talk) 07:37, 5 July 2014 (UTC)