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SweetBabyGirl06 (talk · contribs)[edit]

Hello. I'm here to talk to you about said user. The person still actively uses both this account and semi-dynamic IPs. I'm addressing you directly about this situation instead of opening a full-on sockpuppet investigation for two reasons: you've dealt with him/her before, and I opened a sockpuppet case about this in the past and don't want to be too trigger-happy to open another one because of unrelated past sockpuppet investigation experiences. Some of the recently used IPs involved will be listed below, in chronological order. The person is still performing the behavior that got him/her in trouble in the past, and doesn't appear to be interested in being productive here; likewise activity has been prevalent at Andrew McNair (actor) (history). What are your thoughts about this, and is there something you'd want to do about this?

Backtable Speak to meconcerning my deeds. 00:46, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Goes to the Movies in NYC this Saturday Dec 1[edit]

You are invited to Wikipedia Goes to the Movies in NYC, an editathon, Wikipedia meet-up and workshops focused on film and the performing arts that will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (at Lincoln Center), as part of the Wikipedia Loves Libraries events being held across the USA.

All are welcome, sign up on the wiki and at!--Pharos (talk) 07:15, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

Sisters of the Gion[edit]

Regarding this edit and its edit summary, the Japanese wikipedia says "shimai". JoshuSasori (talk) 23:18, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

I took another look and the kana does say "kyoudai". I thought it was an error but it checks out elsewhere, so please disregard the above. I've restored the kyoudai. JoshuSasori (talk) 23:21, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Day Celebration and Mini-Conference in NYC Saturday Feb 23[edit]

Doing the "Open Space" thing at one of our earlier NYC Wiki-Conferences.

You are invited to celebrate Wikipedia Day and the 12th anniversary (!) of the founding of the site at Wikipedia Day NYC on Saturday February 23, 2013 at New York University; sign up for Wikipedia Day NYC here, or at Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues!

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience!--Pharos (talk) 02:15, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Kohser issues[edit]

If you remember back when I made this report at SPI based on information obtained from Thekohser's Freelancer account. It was related to requested whitewashing of the Aburizal Bakrie to remove all criticism of him because of his upcoming presidential nomination. Today, Thekohser made this comment where he essentially admits to my suspicions being correct. Furthermore, at the SPI, the proxies for Thamrin2 and Antasari were blocked. However, Thamrin2 has still been editing the article and he has continued to whitewash the article of criticism. I am pretty much 100% sure that this is Thekohser. Since you were involved in the SPI back then, I wanted to let you know directly. What should be done? SilverserenC 00:03, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Revisit as source?[edit]

I saw your comment about the site at RSN as not RS in 2010. I researched the site a bit more deeply, and requested a revisit at RSN in 2011. There was one positive response, which went further, determining that had been cited as a source by multiple independent RS, but also deemed it standalone notable. I notice you did not counterargue at the time. There's now a toxic drawn-out head-down-plowing deletionist raid going on at Talk:Easter egg (media) (and yes, I bare my fangs, to McGeddon's dismay). It would be helpful if you'd weigh in here, if not there, or even pull the 2011 RSN discussion out of archive for extended response. I disagree with your 2010 analysis as "user submitted" and "self published", because the user submissions are suggestions and are vetted, and the site has a reputation and advertising motive not to publish false or unverified claims. Further, the site was published as a book in the late 90s, but is out of print. --Lexein (talk) 09:12, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

FYI is at RSN again, and has one response so far. --Lexein (talk) 11:47, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

IB Diploma Programme‎[edit]

Sigh. If you're still around, might need an extra set of eyes. Thanks. Oh, btw - I'm assuming that the CU data is stale at this point? Truthkeeper (talk) 02:35, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Oh dear. Yes, the CU data is extremely stale, but I think you could get that one based on geolocation of the IP and behavior. I've not been a CU for awhile, so open a case over there. — HelloAnnyong (say whaaat?!) 02:04, 16 February 2013 (UTC)
This is probably enough. I'm about to log out - does it need an SPI? It's fairly obvious. I'm assuming she's still indef blocked? Can't remember. Truthkeeper (talk) 02:16, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

Border Laird[edit]

Thanks, as soon as I saw his contribution history I realised he was back. Dougweller (talk) 08:17, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Unblock request[edit]

per a lengthy AN discussion here, I have unblocked the account. Personally I would have preferred to have seen that you had been notified of the discussion to begin with, but also note that it was 2 years ago and the editor's only block. Either way, I'm letting you know now. — Ched :  ?  21:01, 8 April 2013 (UTC)


Hello there. Feel free to view and/or discuss this user, whom you have dealt with in the past, at this active sockpuppet investigation. Thank you. Mungo Kitsch (talk) 22:15, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Meetup NYC this Sunday April 14[edit]

Hi HelloAnnyong! You're invited to our next meeting for Wikipedia Meetup NYC on Sunday April 14 -this weekend- at Symposium Greek Restaurant @ 544 W 113th St (in the back room), on the Upper West Side in the Columbia University area.

Please sign up, and add your ideas to the agenda for Sunday. Thanks!

Delivered on behalf of User:Pharos, 17:55, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Wool series fanfiction[edit]

I don't know why you removed the Wool series Fanfiction section. Check the books on Amazon: they DO exist and they DO meet with a certain level of success. Is there something I must do to make the section legit for Wikipedia?

By the way, I put it back online, but that was before I realized you were an administrator on Wiki, I didn't mean to disrespect your decision, I thought it was a malevolent action.

Maxzaoui (talk) 14:37, 1 June 2013 (UTC)maxzaoui

Just existing - or even being published - does not meet the standard for inclusion. The Wool page should not be turned into just a link farm for all Wool fanfics; in fact, the fanfics shouldn't be listed at all. Here's a comparison: it's well known that Fifty Shades of Grey started as a Twilight fanfic, but if you go to the Twilight page, there's no mention at all about Fifty Shades. Same sort of thing here. Per WP:V, everything on Wikipedia has to be verifiable by other sources; no original research is allowed. To that end, a lot of what was on the page was OR in some form by using the Amazon lists to draw conclusions and that sort of thing.
Also, the tone of what was there was pretty unencyclopedic. Terms like 'Woolmaster' and 'Woolites' and whatnot are fan terms and don't belong in an encyclopedic article. "You will find what the Woolmaster had to say" is very casual and isn't appropriate. As to linking to Howey's comments on Kindle Worlds, it's irrelevant on the page about Wool since he doesn't actually mention the series in the post at all. Also, it's not usable as a reference since it's a blog post (and falls under WP:PRIMARY). — HelloAnnyong (say whaaat?!) 18:01, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

Blacklist entries[edit]

When you add something to the blacklist as you did here, you really need to add an entry to the logfile too at MediaWiki talk:Spam-blacklist/log, else what you added is likely to get removed.

In that logfile, if you are unable to reference a discussion about that entry on MediaWiki talk:Spam-blacklist or Wikipedia:WikiProject Spam, or a COIbot report, or contribution histories, or any other evidence, then you should probably remove the entry and explore alternative solutions like blocking or page protection.

Adding the site to the revert-list of User:XLinkBot is also a good alternative to blacklisting in cases where the site can conceivably be linked in appropriate cases, but should be reverted most of the time (an example would be links). ~Amatulić (talk) 04:04, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

Sorry about that, it's been awhile since I last added something to the blacklist. No specific issue on the MediaWiki talkpage, but I was able to reference a page where there's been a lot of vandalism. I can reference individual diffs, but I figured the blacklist would get blown out. — HelloAnnyong (say whaaat?!) 04:08, 9 June 2013 (UTC)


Reason for reverting changes to link on Epitaph page?

Rahul.isha (talk) 07:54, 12 June 2013 (UTC) Rahul Isha

Because it's linkspam. — HelloAnnyong (say whaaat?!) 23:47, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
Did you bother to visit the link and read the contents?
Rahul.isha (talk) 05:25, 13 June 2013 (UTC)
Yes, and it's still linkspam. — HelloAnnyong (say whaaat?!) 02:23, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

NYC Wiki-Picnic: Saturday June 22[edit]

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You are invited to the Great American Wiknic NYC in Brooklyn's green and lovely Prospect Park, on this Saturday June 22! We would love to see you there, so sign up and bring something fun for the potluck :) -- User:Pharos (talk)

You've got mail![edit]

Hello, HelloAnnyong. Please check your email – you've got mail!
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Hello, HelloAnnyong. You have new messages at Talk:Alison Brie.
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Did you forget about this discussion? Waiting for reply. Musdan77 (talk) 03:28, 18 August 2013 (UTC)


Hi, I noticed that you added rowspans to the Alison Brie filmography, so I thought I'd let you know that the reason why some filmography tables don't have rowspans is because the editors on those articles follow what it says at WP:FILMOGRAPHY: "Please avoid rowspan as it is a significant WP:Accessibility issue..." And, it's up to you about what you want to do. It doesn't really matter that much to me. --Musdan77 (talk) 05:25, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn! Saturday September 7[edit]

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Please join Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn scavenger hunt on September 7, 2013!
Everyone gather at the Brooklyn Public Library to further Wikipedia's coverage of—
photos and articles related to Brooklyn, its neighborhoods and the local landmarks.
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Wikimedia NYC Meetup! Saturday October 5[edit]

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Please join the Wikimedia NYC Meetup on October 5, 2013!
Everyone gather at Jefferson Market Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
for education, museums, libraries and planning WikiConference USA.
--Pharos (talk) 21:44, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Talk:Bradley Manning/October 2013 move request[edit]

Greetings. Because you participated in the August 2013 move request regarding this subject, you may be interested in participating in the current discussion. This notice is provided pursuant to Wikipedia:Canvassing#Appropriate notification. Cheers! bd2412 T 21:32, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia NYC Meetup- "Greenwich Village In The 60s" Editathon! Saturday November 2[edit]

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Everyone gather at Jefferson Market Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
for Greenwich Village articles on the history and the community.
--Pharos (talk) 21:36, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia NYC Meetup- "Queens Open History Edit-a-Thon" at Queens Library! Friday December 6[edit]

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Please join Queens Open History Edit-a-Thon on December 6, 2013!
Everyone gather at Queens Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
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Drop-ins welcome 10am-7pm!--Pharos (talk) ~~~~~

Sock investigation[edit]

Please see Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Ali Mohammad Khilji.

Notifying you due to your prior investigation of related case.

Thank you for your time,

Cirt (talk) 17:13, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Blade Runner[edit]

Replicants are bought; and many eventually develop emotions contrary to the work expected of them; such as a desire for freedom on earth. CensoredScribe (talk) 21:32, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

That's your own conjecture on the subject, and it's controversial enough that another editor also removed it. Also, calling Blade Runner a "film about immigration" is also a stretch. I see you've been going on a category tagging spree, and you may want to slow down. — HelloAnnyong (say whaaat?!) 22:29, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
Yup, over the last few months I've removed several of your categories from many articles. Tagging Aliens as a film about Female Soldiers and Babylon 5 in the Artificial Utereus category. Canterbury Tail talk 23:16, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Saturday: NYC Art And Feminism Wikipedia Editathon[edit]

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Please join Wikipedia "Art and Feminism Editathon" @ Eyebeam on Saturday February 1, 2014,
an event aimed at collaboratively expanding Wikipedia articles covering Art and Feminism, and the biographies of women artists!

There are also regional events that day in Brooklyn, Westchester County, and the Hudson Valley.
--Pharos (talk)

Upcoming Saturday events - March 1: Harlem History Editathon and March 8: NYU Law Editathon[edit]

Upcoming Saturday events - March 1: Harlem History Editathon and March 8: NYU Law Editathon

You are invited to join upcoming Wikipedia "Editathons", where both experienced and new Wikipedia editors will collaboratively improve articles on a selected theme, on the following two Saturdays in March:

I hope to see you there! Pharos (talk)

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Range contributions[edit]

Today I was contemplating a rangeblock and was dredging up any memories of how to do it. Imagine my surprise when I found that your script,, was still alive and working at the Toolserver! This was very helpful, but I hear that time is running out. Given the rumblings about the Toolserver going away, is there any chance that this could be moved to ? Thanks, EdJohnston (talk) 00:42, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

Ha, I forgot about that. I think that code needs to be looked at; it's quite old, and occasionally I get messages that it's running some weird queries. I'm swamped with work right now, but maybe I'll move it if I get chance. Of course, if someone else wants to take it over, I'd be happy to hand over the code. — HelloAnnyong (say whaaat?!) 02:01, 20 April 2014 (UTC)
Update on this: I've rebuilt my tool at It should be a bit faster now, and hopefully doesn't get out of date. — HelloAnnyong (say whaaat?!) 23:58, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Sockpuppets on developed country[edit]

There appears to be new IP sockpuppets of User:Nochoje on developed country who was already an indefinitely blocked sockpuppet of User:Mywayyy - Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Mywayyy/Archive. His behaviour on developed country has always been consistent on that article, always trying to put back the now defunct and decade old 2005 quality-of-life index by the economist. See the mastersock's behaviour and Nchoje's behaviour. He now appears to be using random IPs that come out of nowhere and do nothing but emulate the mastersock - See [1] and [2]. His behaviour is seriously disrupting the process of gaining a genuine consensus per WP:BRD. Massyparcer (talk) 12:35, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

I have opened up an investigation at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Nochoje. Thanks. Massyparcer (talk) 16:43, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

IPv6 range contributions[edit]

Hello, HelloAnnyong. (I was tempted to just write "Hello, Hello", but I'm not sure if I know you well enough to be on first name terms.)

Can I thank you yet again for Even though the other tool for this (now at was brought back into service long ago, sometimes it stops working, so your tool is invaluable. A very frustrating thing is that as far as I know there is no tool to do the same for IPv6 addresses. Normally, I do not place range blocks without first checking whether there are a lot of constructive editors in the range, so usually IPv6-hopping disruptive editors just get away with it. I wonder whether you would be willing to look into the possibility of adapting your tool to cover IPv6? My guess is that it wouldn't be too hard: a few modifications to some regexes or whatever you used, but obviously you will know better than me how much work it would entail. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 08:50, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

Hmm. I've just looked at your editing history, and I see that you are not very active at present. If you don't want to put time into this, I will fully accept that. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 08:52, 16 May 2014 (UTC)
...and now I've seen the section above about the same tool, from a little over a month ago, where you said that you were "swamped with work right now". OK, if you are still swamped, you probably won't be able to help, though if you do find time I will be extremely grateful. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 08:56, 16 May 2014 (UTC)
Oh wow, I thought I responded to this. Sorry! As I wrote above to EdJohnston, I've been swamped with work - and that hasn't let up in the last month. Probably won't let up for at least another two weeks, to be honest. If you can hang on for another few weeks, I might be able to knock this out.. :/ — HelloAnnyong (say whaaat?!) 03:27, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
So an update on this. I just rewrote and moved my tool to It's currently IPv4 right now, and uses MySQL functionality to search for IPs. The server isn't using a version of MySQL that has the equivalent functions for IPv6, so I have to come up with a way to do that. Hopefully soon... — HelloAnnyong (say whaaat?!) 00:00, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
The way IPs are stored in the database, it's not going to be possible to roll this on my own. IPv6 addresses are obviously much larger, and they require more processing to build the mask to do a match. If I could roll my own function and store it on the DB, it _might_ be possible - but I don't think tools allows that. Once the database is upgraded to the newer version, then I can probably pull this off. Sorry. :/ — HelloAnnyong (say whaaat?!) 02:29, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:47, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

You've got mail![edit]

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Saturday June 21: Wiki Loves Pride[edit]

Upcoming Saturday event - June 21: Wiki Loves Pride NYC
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You are invited to join us at Jefferson Market Library for "Wiki Loves Pride", hosted by New York Public Library, Metropolitan New York Library Council, Wikimedia LGBT and Wikimedia New York City, where both experienced and new Wikipedia editors will collaboratively improve articles on this theme:

11am–4pm at Jefferson Market Library.

We hope to see you there! Pharos (talk)

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Your range tool[edit]

[3]: when trying to use it I get a string of errors on top, apparently saying that there is no connection to MySQL server. Have a look please when time permits - the tool is very useful in my daily work. Materialscientist (talk) 05:04, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, toolserver is going away. Try instead. — HelloAnnyong (say whaaat?!) 04:02, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
Something is wrong with linking there. Try, e.g., clicking on diffs and history in [4]. And it would be nice to restore pagination of results - I get only 30 max. per IP range. Materialscientist (talk) 04:56, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
Fixed the links. And I limited the pagination results because of how heavy the query is on the database. The amount of processing involved makes the query time out if you throw a high enough limit on it. Let me dig into it a bit more. — HelloAnnyong (say whaaat?!) 13:03, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Sunday July 6: WikNYC Picnic[edit]

Sunday July 6: WikNYC Picnic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" in Central Park, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

1pm–8pm at southwest section of the Great Lawn, north of the Delacorte Theater.

Also, before the picnic, you can join in the Wikimedia NYC chapter's annual meeting.

11:30am-12:30pm at Yeoryia Studios, 2067 Broadway.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 16:51, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

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Reference Errors on 27 July[edit]

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Dervish (band)[edit]

Don't give me warnings about activities I haven't engaged in. I reverted MCSligo twice for deleting content under a false premise as did Tutelary twice before me. Two edits made yesterday aren't an "edit war" and I have not come close to violated 3RR. Helpsome (talk) 12:43, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Sorry about that; I posted to the wrong user's talk page. — HelloAnnyong (say whaaat?!) 14:48, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Sunday August 17: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share[edit]

Sunday August 17: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share
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You are invited to join the the Wikimedia NYC community for our upcoming wiki-salon and knowledge-sharing workshop on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

2pm–5pm at Yeoryia Studios at Epic Security Building, 2067 Broadway (5th floor).

Afterwards at 5pm, we'll walk to a social wiki-dinner together at a neighborhood restaurant (to be decided).

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 15:58, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

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Please try to act more constructively and less destructively on Wikipedia. Undoing is easy, but it shouldn't be the default option. Just a tip. Freeranging intellect (talk) 00:13, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the advice! — HelloAnnyong (say whaaat?!) 00:18, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Thursday December 4: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share[edit]

Thursday December 4: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share
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You are invited to join the the Wikimedia NYC community for our upcoming wiki-salon and knowledge-sharing workshop in Manhattan's Greenwich Village.

6:30pm–8pm at Babycastles, 137 West 14th Street

Afterwards at 8pm, we'll walk to a social wiki-dinner together at a neighborhood restaurant (to be decided).

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 07:11, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

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FYI, mentioned you in a comment[edit]

FYI, I've mentioned you in a comment, at [5]. — Cirt (talk) 22:58, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Saturday February 7 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon[edit]

Saturday February 7 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon
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You are invited to join us at New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for our upcoming editathon, a part of the Black WikiHistory Month campaign (which also includes events in Brooklyn and Westchester!).

12:00pm - 5:00 pm at NYPL Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue), by W 135th St

The Wikipedia training and editathon will take place in the Aaron Douglas Reading Room of the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, with a reception following in the Langston Hughes lobby on the first floor of the building at 5:00pm.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 06:03, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

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