User talk:Bossanoven

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Your recent reports to AIV[edit]

A few friendly notes, just so you know:

  • Warning users, followed by another disruptive edit from that user, is generally a prerequisite for reporting to AIV
  • The reported user will generally need to still be actively editing. If no edits have been made in several days then the report will likely be declined
  • Some edits may not be appropriate, but still made in good-faith. Examples are those made by John lennon fan011. Here's it's best to try to talk to them and explain why their edits were not appropriate for an encyclopedia, before issuing any warnings

Exceptions include the most severe of vandalism, namely WP:BLP violations, or anything with legal consideration. Best! — MusikAnimal talk 19:14, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Bringing this back up as your reports at AIV today were similar, in particular Special:Contributions/Shenaemurphy. Those edits do not appear to be vandalism (don't mind ClueBot). Please be more careful, thanks :) MusikAnimal talk 03:11, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
I guess this is the fourth time I've contacted you about this (I was unaware of your username change). I notice several other complaints from patrolling admins for AIV and UAA. I'm not sure where to go from here, as you should by now understand how it works. I find your diligence to keep the wiki clean admirable, but we don't want to clutter the noticeboard with inaccurate reports. This is a joint operation between the reporter (you) and the responder (sysop), we both need to do our part. Thanks for your understanding. MusikAnimal talk 03:18, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

@MusikAnimal: Are you reading what I'm reading? The account added in that someone was dating someone else, without a reference to support it. And the person in question is like 14, so I hardly think it would be public domain. - Bossanoven (talk) 03:24, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Refer to the definition set out in the first sentence of Wikipedia:Vandalism. Good Ol’factory (talk) 03:27, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

What is this, I'm not allowed to talk? - Bossanoven (talk) 03:33, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

? Not sure what you mean—I was (butting in and) saying the relevant point to your query is found in the first sentence of Wikipedia:Vandalism: to be vandalism, the edit must be a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of Wikipedia. Adding information that says that so-and-so is dating so-and-so doesn't meet this definition, since such an edit is most likely added in a good faith attempt to add up-to-date info to an article. Good Ol’factory (talk) 03:36, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
Yes, and in addition to the many other inaccurate reports you've made in the past, you appear to to be grossly misusing rollback [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]. Combined with your apparent WP:BITE tendency I believe rollback may not be fit for you at this time, so I have revoked the user right. Take a moment to review Wikipedia:Vandalism and more importantly Wikipedia:Assume good faith. You are going to need to be more careful. MusikAnimal talk 03:37, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
Your examples are all from when I was either a) undoing vandalism further back that had not been properly reverted by the most recent edit, or b) reverting a blocked IP address that is a suspected sock. I thought you had removed it as a punitive measure. - Bossanoven (talk) 03:41, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
You may also wish to review Wikipedia:Rollback#When to use rollback. Blocked or not that's not what rollback is for, especially when some edits are fully constructive. There's more diffs where that came from ([6] [7]). Rest assured I have not actioned punitively. I apologize as I do not mean to quarrel but it's important to understand why you are being repeatedly confronted about your counter-vandalism activity. MusikAnimal talk 03:58, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
Bossanoven, the last 3 edits you rollbacked occurred around 05:29, 16 February 2015, yet the IP was blocked afterwards at 06:54, 16 February 2015. I'm confused as to why you would claim you were reverting the edits of a blocked IP. Even so, the rollback rationale does not permit one to revert an edit solely because the individual operates a blocked IP, account, or is a suspected sock. In regards to your first point, it also states that you can only use rollback when the vandalism is abundantly clear. It would have been better for you to undo the edits and have provided an edit summary. As such, I must agree that MusikAnimal's removal of your rollback permission was appropriate. Mike VTalk 04:09, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

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Category:Songs by album[edit]

Category:Songs by album, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. --StarcheerspeaksnewslostwarsTalk to me 19:38, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

NBA Winning Streaks[edit]

I'm not the guy who made the edit, but I can see why it was made. With Atlanta's streak well into the top 20, the streaks tied at 15 are enough to complete the top 20 streaks of all time. The title at the top of the chart does say 'Top 20 streaks', so the streaks now tied for 21st place were eliminated by that guy. 00:21, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

Category:Plagiarism controversies involving Led Zeppelin[edit]

Category:Plagiarism controversies involving Led Zeppelin, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 11:47, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

NBA WikiProject[edit]


I'm a grad student at American University, and I am looking to get involved in the NBA Wikiproject. Let me know how I can help and what is needed most at this time!

TehSharp — Preceding unsigned comment added by TehSharp (talkcontribs) 20:05, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

The Who singles discography/Go to the Mirror![edit]

Hi, "Go to the Mirror!" was an Australia only single according to what I've seen, and wasn't a US/UK single.

As for my sources, I use liner notes ( and the book The Who by Numbers: The Story of the Who Through Their Music. Beatleswhobeachboys (talk) 20:40, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

If it is worth noting, I did find that it was released as a promo only single in the UK, but wasn't released as a single to the public. Beatleswhobeachboys (talk) 20:53, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

Yeah, I probably shouldn't have made so many, but they make it easier to get from track to track. Plus each album has around 5-10 song articles. Beatleswhobeachboys (talk) 00:22, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Category:Rubber Soul[edit]

Category:Rubber Soul, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Oculi (talk) 11:45, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Another Side of Bob Dylan[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Another Side of Bob Dylan has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Richhoncho (talk) 19:56, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:The Times They Are a-Changin'[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:The Times They Are a-Changin' has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Richhoncho (talk) 19:58, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

User:ViLar at WP:AIV[edit]

I'm hesitant to perform the block that you requested. Is there an "official" weight for these people? This edit, for example, seems completely reasonable. Unless we're bound to give exactly what's on!/203145 for this guy, it seems rather silly to give a precise weight: it's going to change every time he eats dinner, and may even change from when he enters to when he leaves a bathroom. Unless we have some sort of project standard (which I will enforce, if presented with it), it appears to me much more reasonable to prefer a round number, such as 200 pounds in this case, over false precision. Nyttend (talk) 22:12, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

@Nyttend: Materialscientist blocked for a week. Yes, the NBA's site gives "official" parameters of these players. - Bossanoven (talk) 22:17, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
Indenting your statement But I mean, is it official in the sense that this weight is used widely by people aside from the NBA? In other words, if the NBA says 201 pounds and we say 200, will the stats junkies think that we're wrong because we differ from what's said elsewhere? Nyttend (talk) 22:20, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

I'm fairly certain that the NBA intentionally uses fairly round numbers, such as to the nearest 5. And I'm fairly certain that WikiProject NBA uses the NBA as its source for this information. - Bossanoven (talk) 22:23, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Template:Black Sabbath (album)[edit]

There is little point creating these templates as they will probably be deleted. I don't see much support for those I have already nominated for deletion. --Richhoncho (talk) 18:56, 6 February 2015 (UTC)


When you're sending reports to WP:AIV, please can you ensure that the reports are recent and that the user is still active? Any questions feel free to ask me on my talk page. Thanks :)--5 albert square (talk) 02:23, 7 February 2015 (UTC)


Why do you think it ought to be blocked? As you note, it's 2+ years stale; I don't see a need to block such a long-not-used account, but I'm open to being convinced otherwise. Nyttend (talk) 04:35, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

No, I mean, why do you think that we need to block anyone whose only activity was nineteen edits more than two years ago? In general, I won't block anyone who's so long inactive, regardless of the problem; why do you think I ought to make an exception here? Nyttend (talk) 04:41, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

Category:Basketball games in which Michael Jordan played[edit]

Category:Basketball games in which Michael Jordan played, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 19:00, 8 February 2015 (UTC)


I do hope these redirects are keeping you amused, if not, they are totally pointless because the search function in WP is not case sensitive. --Richhoncho (talk) 20:27, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

@Richhoncho: I am done creating them, however, they are not pointless at all, as anyone can create a said case-sensitive titled article within Wikipedia such as in their sandbox. In effect, it might actually deter certain activity. - Bossanoven (talk) 20:29, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Quite. You will have stopped some idiot wasting their time creating pointless redirects. Surely there is something you can do to contribute to WP? --Richhoncho (talk) 20:55, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

I think you mean to say I will have deterred the creation of garbage articles that libel the real thing. But, yes, I can do other things as well. - Bossanoven (talk) 20:58, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

No I said exactly what I meant. There is nothing to stop somebody adding words or amending your redirect, or as you put it, "creation of garbage articles that libel the real thing." --Richhoncho (talk) 23:12, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

I keep these redirects on my watchlist. I do admit it is somewhat ambiguous as to the usefulness of such redirects, which is a contributing factor to why I shan't be creating any more of them. - Bossanoven (talk) 23:34, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

It might be more use to consider what you create before you create, rather than after. Might be wise to request speedy delete as author on a lot of your creations. --Richhoncho (talk) 00:58, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

I respectfully disagree. I said it's ambiguous, as in it is not a good idea to pursue further exploits in this area. But I think that the redirects that I have created are good to have around. I'm not sure why you are so vehement about this topic, unless you merely mean to discourage future creations of this sort. - Bossanoven (talk) 02:43, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

I don't particularly care about the redirects, but I do think they are symptomatic of an editor who is not considering what they are doing and what they will achieve. If I have made you think about what you are doing it will save you many deletions of your contributions. --Richhoncho (talk) 10:33, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

My edit summaries[edit]

You told me to do better, how are the last bunch in my edit history. I think all my ES since your message have been ideal. Thanks, DangerousJXD (talk) 21:49, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

@DangerousJXD: Yes, they seem better now. However, please avoid slang like "j balls". Thanks. - Bossanoven (talk) 00:15, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
OK. Thanks, --DangerousJXD (talk) 01:46, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

training day[edit]


I recently corrected a plot point for the movie Training Day, and you for some reason reverted it back to the incorrect plot. Here is the relevant quote from the movie, showing that the blood test is indeed going to show traces of PCP in his system, and doesn't need to be faked

Five proven, decorated officers
         say you were the shooter.
         Investigators are gonna pull a
         tube of your blood and test for
         intoxicants.  Remember all the
         P.C.P. you smoked today?

Category:Collaborations between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones[edit]

Category:Collaborations between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Richhoncho (talk) 09:03, 12 February 2015 (UTC)


Wikipedia Rollbacker.svg

I have granted rollback rights to your account. After a review of some of your contributions, I believe you can be trusted to use rollback for its intended usage of reverting vandalism, and that you will not abuse it by reverting good-faith edits or to revert-war. For information on rollback, see Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback and Wikipedia:Rollback feature. If you do not want rollback, contact me and I will remove it. Good luck and thanks. – Gilliam (talk) 09:10, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Jeremy Lin[edit]

Please see Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons/Noticeboard/Archive217#Jeremy Lin. GiantSnowman 10:22, 13 February 2015 (UTC)


What an awesome user page! Coolest I've seen on Wikipedia. Now the reason I'm here: Why did you revert my edits to DeAndre Jordan and Stretch four? Ryan Anderson is a way better example of a stretch four than Josh Smith. Is there suppose to be a capital letter there? For the Shaun Bradley page you also reverted, I'd say strong defense is a better way to put it. You didn't really give a reason for your reverts either. Please ping me. -DangerousJXD (talk) 22:22, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Maybe I'm overreacting but do you have a problem with me or something? You seem annoyed at me. Am I misunderstanding you? I think you're active and you're not responding to my questions. Also you complained to me about my edit summaries but then you complained to Bagumba? That gay bullet point you have there I was refering to Rudy Gay. The first one was before you asked me to do better and the other one was only half of that edit summary, the rest said fixed typo. -DangerousJXD (talk) 07:49, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
@DangerousJXD: Yes, a capital letter belongs there. I'd say that 6'9" or taller is extremely tall. 7'7" is the tallest height in NBA history. Feel free to re-add your picture in. As for Bradley, I don't think it's POV to state that because the fact is that he was an outstanding player at that level at that point in time. I'll try to do a better job with my edit summaries to keep you informed. Regards, - Bossanoven (talk) 07:52, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
But why did you change the picture back then? -DangerousJXD (talk) 08:00, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
It was an honest mistake. - Bossanoven (talk) 08:01, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
OK then, and (sorry should have put this in the first reply) why does a capital belong there and 6'9 is not extremely tall in basketball I'd say 7'3 or more. I will ad that Anderson picture shortly. -DangerousJXD (talk) 08:08, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

It's a capital because the quotation refers to God. Do as you wish with the rest. Sorry for the inconvenience. - Bossanoven (talk) 08:09, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

You Might Think[edit]

Can you confirm where you obtained the issue number? Cheers. Thanks --Richhoncho (talk) 01:27, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

The Beatles UK singles[edit]

(Parlophone & Apple releases only)

Date Title Label & Cat. No.
5 Oct 1962 "Love Me Do" /
"P.S. I Love You"
Parlophone R 4949
11 Jan 1963 "Please Please Me" /
"Ask Me Why"
Parlophone R 4983
12 Apr 1963 "From Me to You" /
"Thank You Girl"
Parlophone R 5015
23 Aug 1963 "She Loves You" /
"I'll Get You"
Parlophone R 5055
29 Nov 1963 "I Want to Hold Your Hand" /
"This Boy"
Parlophone R 5084
20 Mar 1964 "Can't Buy Me Love" /
"You Can't Do That"
Parlophone R 5114
10 Jul 1964 "A Hard Day's Night" /
"Things We Said Today"
Parlophone R 5160
27 Nov 1964 "I Feel Fine" /
"She's a Woman"
Parlophone R 5200
9 Apr 1965 "Ticket to Ride" /
"Yes It Is"
Parlophone R 5265
23 Jul 1965 "Help!" /
"I'm Down"
Parlophone R 5305
3 Dec 1965 "Day Tripper" /
"We Can Work It Out"
Parlophone R 5389
10 Jun 1966 "Paperback Writer" /
Parlophone R 5452
5 Aug 1966 "Yellow Submarine" /
"Eleanor Rigby"
Parlophone R 5493
17 Feb 1967 "Penny Lane" /
"Strawberry Fields Forever"
Parlophone R 5570
6 Jul 1967 "All You Need Is Love" /
"Baby, You're a Rich Man"
Parlophone R 5620
23 Nov 1967 "Hello, Goodbye" /
"I Am the Walrus"
Parlophone R 5655
14 Mar 1968 "Lady Madonna" /
"The Inner Light"
Parlophone R 5675
29 Aug 1968 "Hey Jude" /
Apple R 5722
17 Apr 1969 "Get Back" /
"Don't Let Me Down"
Apple R 5777
29 May 1969 "The Ballad of John and Yoko" /
"Old Brown Shoe"
Apple R 5786
2 Nov 1969 "Something" /
"Come Together"
Apple R 5814
8 Mar 1970 "Let It Be" /
"You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)"
Apple R 5833
7 Mar 1976 "Yesterday" /
"I Should Have Known Better"
Parlophone R 6013
4 Jul 1976 "Back in the U.S.S.R." /
"Twist and Shout"
Parlophone R 6016
1 Oct 1978 "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"/"With a Little Help from My Friends" /
"A Day in the Life"
Parlophone R 6022
30 May 1982 "The Beatles Movie Medley" /
"I'm Happy Just to Dance with You"
Parlophone R 6055
26 Mar 1995 "Baby It's You" / "I'll Follow the Sun" /
"Devil in Her Heart" / "Boys"
Apple R 6406
10 Dec 1995 "Free as a Bird" /
"Christmas Time (Is Here Again)"
Apple R 6422
10 Mar 1996 "Real Love" /
"Baby's in Black"
Apple R 6425

Best, --Discographer (talk) 17:30, 18 February 2015 (UTC)


I just asked to be left alone and you couldn't do that. I work well with others. Just because I think your a nuisance doesn't mean you need to go crying to administration. But whatever, I'll just do what I can with the time I have left, unlike some people.

It appears administration gave well thought judgement and is giving me a pass. Perhaps we may both learn from this in some shape or form. If you choose to cooperate with me in the future, be my guest for I have several projects I'll soon be undergoing. I'd be happy to elaborate further if your interested. If not, then best of luck to you in your future endeavors, hopefully they are positive. Peace

Suspected sockpuppet[edit]

You are suspected of sock puppetry, which means that someone suspects you of using multiple Wikipedia accounts for prohibited purposes. Please make yourself familiar with the notes for the suspect, then respond to the evidence at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/TyrusThomas4lyf. Thank you. Observer2015 (talk) 09:25, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Hypocritical and ironic isn't it? I hope this example of uncollaborative behavior doesn't affect future projects I wished to include you in.

February 2015[edit]


What is the connection between MJ and Heat?--Bobik (talk) 07:44, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

File:Uprising fist.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Uprising fist.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why it has been listed (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry). Feel free to add your opinion on the matter below the nomination. Thank you. B (talk) 22:17, 6 April 2015 (UTC)