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Blocked[edit]

You may not have broken 3RR, but you were certainly edit warring, and you've been blocked for that before, so you're blocked for a week. You should know better, you've been here a long time. Follow WP:BRD next time. Sergecross73 msg me 23:54, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

That's ridiculous - I was merely trying to ensure that WP:BRD was being followed! A block may have been warranted but a week is way too harsh. I'm busy today, but considering unblock requests.--Launchballer 07:22, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
The fact that you reverted 3 times shows that you weren't even close to following WP:BRD yourself, so that excuse isn't going to fly. The length of the block was escalated because your block log shoes you've been blocked for edit warring in the past. Sergecross73 msg me 10:19, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
I got annoyed because the editor thought that a consensus, formed seven years ago and regarding a different state of the article altogether, still stood, and he wasn't listening. I also thought my edits fell under WP:3RRNO#EX4.--Launchballer 13:21, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
No, it was clearly a content dispute, not vandalism. And edit warring is not okay, even if you think your edits are justifiable. There was nothing so pressing about this (such as copyvios or WP:BLP violations, that this couldn't have been resolved on the albums talk page, or at a Wikiproject or something. Sergecross73 msg me 14:46, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Re-adding this. You can clear your talk page, but you are not allowed to remove active block notices. Sorry. Thanks. Sergecross73 msg me 00:11, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

@ Sergecross73. Blame me - Sorry, I didn't realise about not removing block notices. However I should add that there is material on this user's front page which shows that perhaps a little more kindness is warranted in this case - at the very least some advice on how to get help when an edit war might be about to begin. --Storye book (talk) 08:28, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

It's all right to remove the block notice as long as you're not requesting unblock, Launchballer (because if you're doing that it's needed). Sergecross73, I've just changed the guideline per overwhelming consensus on talk.[1] [2]. Bishonen | talk 09:47, 2 July 2014 (UTC).

That wasn't even enacted until after I had done it. But thanks for the heads up for the future, good to know. Sergecross73 msg me 12:35, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
Noted. Upon my unblock I will be copying these comments over to the archive and requesting that the revisions made before this be moved to the archive. As for preventing future edit wars, I will be voluntarily following WP:1RR from now on. Any second reverts can be made by someone else.--Launchballer 17:36, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of User talk:Launchballer/archive/2014/401-500[edit]

A tag has been placed on User talk:Launchballer/archive/2014/401-500, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done for the following reason:

Custom histmerge, could all revisions of User talk:Launchballer before this one be moved here please.

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Note: The above message (which I don't totally understand) was sent to my talkpage, but I'm not sure what I'm supposed to to do about it. Launchballer asked me to archive his userpage while he was blocked, I was (and am) happy to help, so I did it. I didn't realise that the Blocked message should not have been archived, but as it was copied back onto Launchballer's talkpage by admin, I understood that all was well. Now could someone please tell me - am I supposed to just leave this thing alone to look after itself - or am I being asked to dispute the deletion tag on Launchballer's behalf? It's not my archive, and I have no personal interest in what happens to it, but if I'm being asked to support Launchballer's interests until the block is completed, will someone please let me know what exactly is required, and I'll do it. Thanks. --Storye book (talk) 09:26, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
Storye book: With the rest of my archives, the history is in the archive therefore I'd like the history moved to there. I believe I set out my intentions in a comment above, and I need an administrator for this. With Twinkle, which I use extensively, it automatically sends out talk page messages for deletions for custom criteria and I should've unticked the box. My sincere apologies, no offense was intended.--Launchballer 09:34, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
  • No worries, I don't get offended. I'm glad all is well, and I'm here to help if needed. --Storye book (talk) 09:48, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Thea Austin[edit]

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Hi[edit]

Could you please take a look at Josephine Bornebusch. Thanks!--BabbaQ (talk) 22:38, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

And Robban Andersson :) Thanks :)--BabbaQ (talk) 12:23, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
Two attempts later... Reflinks is playing up, it says "Unable to establish gateway with remote VM". Discussion about it can be found here.--Launchballer 15:10, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
Reflinks is back up, I just managed to do so on my own article Dr. Who (Tujamo and Plastik Funk song). However, I see Technical 13 beat me to it. Any other articles you want Reflinks run on I am now able to do again.--Launchballer 00:05, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

A Barnstar for You![edit]

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For many helpful AfD nominations. RomanSpa (talk) 12:16, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, I was beginning to think I was posting too many because I had to withdraw quite a few of them.--Launchballer 12:19, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
The trick is to learn to lose gracefully! Sometimes an AfD debate is a good way to focus people's minds, and if that leads to a better Wikipedia then no harm is done. Keep up the good work! RomanSpa (talk) 14:23, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Vandal[edit]

You undid my edit of the Now Summer 2008 (Australian series) article to stop a vandal - recent incarnation 121.217.197.176. I know nothing of this article, so I appreciate your insight. Be aware though, that this would be a rare "constructive" contribution, maybe the first, so please make certain it is constructive. Thanks.

Prosecreator (talk) 22:36, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Have another look at this edit and tell me if you think it is vandalism. Quite honestly, I would consider your edit to that article less constructive than the IP's; the IP simply piped a link to an article, whereas you made "(song)" visible, which is undesirable. Who cares if it's the first constructive contribution it made - the fact was, the edit was constructive, and the only time a user's edits should be blanket reverted is if the editor is indefinitely blocked or banned, which is not the case and in any case can be done by an admin using Special:Nuke. To echo my comment in the edit summary; comment on content not contributors.--Launchballer 23:17, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
Agreed. Wikipedia's mechanisms to stop vandalism from anonymous IP's are simply inadequate. I am not an administrator, but am doing my best to repair the damage this individual or individuals cause. It requires a lot of effort to clean up these messes time and time again, and mistakes can be made. Numerous articles are effected by this individual, and they've been active for months, maybe years. Often they simply delete entire sections or add inappropriate content (e.g. childish bathroom humor). Sometimes it is more "insidious" with seemingly legitimate content that upon closer inspection is intentionally incorrect. Prosecreator (talk) 18:33, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
Here is a link to another recent discussion about this character: User_talk:Discospinster#Musical_Key_Vandal Prosecreator (talk) 18:40, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of ZSZ[edit]

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DYK for Johanna Frändén[edit]

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California (Amelia Lily song)[edit]

Kennedy had been added as producer in a series of edits by YeahYeahYeah19, who didn't cite a source for this information. It looks likely that the edits you reverted were corrections; I can see no evidence that they were vandalism. Peter James (talk) 19:43, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

What clinched it being a bad faith edit for me is that within minutes of reverting the first edit, Woodcock started following me on Twitter. Adding himself as a writer for the song despite a source being added to the contrary is just plain ignorant, frankly, and to my mind vandalism.--Launchballer 19:51, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Woodcock was already listed as writer, it was Rushton who was added - possibly original research but there's no reason to assume bad faith. Contact via Twitter may have been because identity can be verified there unlike on Wikipedia. Peter James (talk) 20:12, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Ahem. Sorry, I meant producer. I only have Twitter to prevent other people from taking #Launchballer - RHaworth has a Twitter account for the same reason. And frankly, I have more information on my user page than I do anywhere else. (I occasionally crop up in newspapers.)--Launchballer 20:18, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Brutal Assault[edit]

Seriously? Deleting all this stuff just because you felt like to? And your reasons - 'because it isn't cited elsewhere'. I went on Wikipedia page especially to check this, but ONE person decided it's not right. Unless there are indeed other people who support you. I don't feel like playing 'reversing war', cause it makes no sense. I can see on your user talk that you're a quite controversial person. I am sure there are quite reliable sources of Brutal Assault history - and it's a thing that should stay on the page. But yeah, I guess it's easier to delete all of this and annoy X people instead of doing some actual job. Also, why won't you delete e.g. Masters of Rock history? Wacken Open Air? It doesn't have sources either. Do it or reverse Brutal Assault changes, if you're not a hypocrite.

The phrase is 'edit war' not 'reversing war'. On Wikipedia we require independent, reliable sources to back up our claims. If none exist, then of course they should be deleted as unverifiable. As for consensus, a couple of editors agreed that it was the best way forward at AfD, thus you may get a more sympathetic response at deletion review.--Launchballer 04:54, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

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Incomplete DYK nomination[edit]

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User:Asdklf;/Verbal Jint[edit]

I removed the speedy deletion tag, because it appears to be a perfectly valid draft. If I'm wrong, prod it instead, and notify the creator and me. Bearian (talk) 22:41, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

I confess, I got as far as the end of #Impact and decided enough was enough. "lacked a fundamental component of rap, the rhyming" is totally unencyclopedic and "introduced new innovations in achieving the grammatical accuracy needed to arrange Korean successfully into rhymes. He was the first to create actual rhyme schemes in Korean and his method is now the standard for Korean rapping within the hip hop scene" is, to my mind, very promotional, though at least the latter part of that sentence is sourced. When I have time I'll have a look through the rest of it.--Launchballer 22:49, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
I have now sourced how rhyming is a component of rap. I believe my assertions are verifiable. Thank you for the consideration. Asdklf; (talk) 02:45, 23 July 2014 (UTC)Asdklf;

You Don't Know What You've Got[edit]

Hello. Please see User talk:Milowent. Regards. --Why should I have a User Name? (talk) 17:52, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

AfD Trivia[edit]

Actually, you can withdraw from an AfD nom if there are still other delete votes, it just isn't speedy kept until/unless the delete votes also change their tune--but there's no need to proceed in a particular order. And indicating (as you did in that example) that you do think your concerns have been handled is generally something that closers like myself notice. Just FYI, have a great day! --j⚛e deckertalk 19:17, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Joe Decker: Right, I was going to surprise you with it, but I've noticed that Template:NCV has been deleted. Could you please restore it to User:Launchballer/Template:NCV so I can see its contents before I write it? What I'll be writing is one to say something along the lines of the following:

Hello, {{BASEPAGENAME}}! You recently voted '''delete''' on the [[Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/{{{1}}}|AfD nomination]] of [[{{{1}}}]]. The nominator has withdrawn it because his concerns have been addressed, thus please reconsider your vote as it is holding up withdrawal. Thank you.

--Launchballer 19:51, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Done! At the top level, it's a redirect, but you might want what's in the history, dunno. Also, you might want to blank it or have me put it back when your'e done -- I'm guessing this will sooner or later trip some cross-namespace redirect alarm. --j⚛e deckertalk 20:09, 23 July 2014 (UTC)