User talk:JamesBWatson

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Unjust undo[edit]

User 302ET[1] reverted my edit on the Fahrenheit (2005 video game) page[2] even though I gave a good reason, the links can't be used as links anymore[3], it just says The webpage cannot be found. But because I didn't see a reason for a See Also section on the Sarah Bryant page[4], user 302ET is targeting my edits. (talk)

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Help with Italian-speaking user?[edit]

Returnnew (talk · contribs) is blocked, and is requesting an Italian-speaking user to make his unblock request to. I find him an obvious sock (see his pinging of Jackmcbarn, someone who he's never come across but who blocked the original account). Could you help? Origamite 17:04, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

@Origamite: I am very out of practice at Italian, but I have offered to help the editor. Frankly, from what he/she has written in English, I doubt that using Italian will make any difference to his/her case, but I am willing to give it a chance. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 20:10, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
He's asking your help on a matter of content now. I'm going to put the google translate after his comment there. Origamite 00:10, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Cosmos Arcade et al[edit]

Hi, JamesBWatson.
This file you 'deleted' stills seems to be about (Cosmos_Arcade.jpeg). As for the uploader Oporishim who you blocked, what sock-master did you have in mind? Sayan Basu? The Borg editor who uses the pseudonym 220 of Borg 06:09, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

@220 of Borg:

  1. Yes, after I deleted the file from English Wikipedia I realised there is another copy of it on Wikimedia commons. I don't know whether this file, or any of the other files uploaded to commons by the same editor would qualify for deletion there. (See commons::Special:Contributions/Oporishim.)
  2. Yes, Sayan Basu was the one I had in mind.

The editor who is aware that imitation is the sincerest from of flattery, and is sometimes known on earth as "JamesBWatson" (talk) 10:24, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

  1. It seemed strange that you had deleted the picture, but it was still there. Another little oddity of WP Face-wink.svg
  2. Yes, I concur. Their edits felt a little 'familiar', and the edit summaries were a little odd. I probably know them better as Android9 and 'Mayor' Mohan Bose.
Of course flattery can go too far, like "JamesDWatson" Face-surprise.svg.The editor known on Star Trek and Wikipedia as 220 of Borg 10:53, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
Indeed. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 14:12, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Blocked editor blanking talk page[edit]

User talk:MotherFxcker blanked his own talk page when the block notice is there. Can you revoke editing talk? -- Pikachu2568 (talk) 06:00, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

@Pikachu2568: Personally, I wouldn't have bothered about the page blanking, but in view of the previous edit to the page by the same editor, it is clear that he or she is not going to be constructive, so I have done what you suggest. (By the way, it is usual to post new sections at the bottoms of talk pages. If you put them at the top, they may be overlooked, as that is not where they will be expected.) The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 14:17, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Account_aggregation#Internet makes less sense now because of deletion of EWise[edit]

Account_aggregation#Internet makes less sense now because of deletion of the [insufficiently notable (only $25 million but only one in field?) but now unobservable] article [presumably] describing [presumable] "technology solutions provider" EWise. I feel tempted to delete entirely the Account_aggregation#Internet sentence

"While outside of the U.S. client-side account aggregation, provided by technology solutions provider eWise, has been adopted by financial institutions like Citibank and First Direct (owned by HSBC) in the UK, and Westpac in Australia."

as the sentence makes even less sense now, as well as being grammatically convoluted. Yet, don't Wikipedia readers deserve the benefit of prior search, no matter how trivial? -SalineBrain (talk) 02:17, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

@SalineBrain: The article was proposed for deletion by Piotrus on 13 October 2014. Proposed deletions are normally left for a week to give anyone who disagrees with the proposal a chance to say so, and if nobody expresses disagreement the article concerned is then deleted. In this case, it was actually left for ten days before deletion, during which time nobody contested the proposal. Since you have now expressed disagreement, I have restored the article. Piotrus did not think that the subject of the article satisfied either the general notability guideline or the guideline on notability of organisations and companies. If you disagree with that view, I suggest that you explain why on the talk page of the article. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 17:01, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

And yet again![edit]

Good morning. Remember (talk · contribs), otherwise known as (talk · contribs), (talk · contribs), and various other IP's? Most recently he was (talk · contribs), and I thought you blocked him, although I don't see a block notice; either way, he desisted in October, and now he's back yet again -- same geolocation to central Ohio, same nonsense edits, same ignoring of talk page communications. Sheesh. DoctorJoeE review transgressions/talk to me! 04:51, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

@DoctorJoeE: Thanks for telling me. I blocked the last IP address in October for three months. I deliberately did not give a block notice, because I had decided that the editor had reached the stage where it would be better to apply revert, block, ignore. However, I have now blocked it for two years, and rolled back all of the edits from the IP address which had not been followed by edits by anyone else (which in fact means nearly all of the edits since the last block expired.) I have also posted a note to the IP talk page, saying that any future block-evading edits are likely to be reverted, as there is just a possibility that the realisation that nothing will be achieved by evading the block my be an effective disincentive. After that, I shall return to "revert, block, ignore". Please do let me know if you see the same person on any other IP addresses. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 14:57, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, will do. Maybe there's something in the water up there in Columbus? DoctorJoeE review transgressions/talk to me! 15:12, 23 February 2015 (UTC)


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ANI February 2015[edit]

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