User talk:Lonaowna

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RE question on vandals[edit]

Hello fellow Lonaowna! :) Yes, there is a solution to the vandalism problem. You can report persistent vandals to Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism. But before reporting, the user must have been given enough warnings on their talkpage, escalating from the mildest to the strongest. To give warnings on the talkpage of the vandal, you can use the predefined templates {{subst:uw-vandalism1}}, {{subst:uw-vandalism2}}, {{subst:uw-vandalism3}} and {{subst:uw-vandalism4}} secuentially (you use first 1, then 2, then 3, then 4). After the fourth warning has been given, you can go to "Administrator intervention against vandalism" and say for example:

  • {{IPvandal|IP address}} vandalized after final warning ~~~~
  • {{Vandal|username}} vandalized after final warning ~~~~

You use IPvandal or Vandal depending on if the user is anonymous (e.g. 123.123.123.123) or a registered user. You can find the complete list of warnings at Wikipedia:Template messages/User talk namespace. The list is huge but the most important messages are the "uw-vandalism" ones.

To summarize:

  • You find somebody vandalized a page. You post {{subst:uw-vandalism1|Article}} on their talkpage ("Article" is the name of the vandalized article).
  • The user continues to vandalize the same or other article(s). You post {{subst:uw-vandalism2|Article}} on their talkpage.
  • The user vandalizes again. You post {{subst:uw-vandalism3|Article}} on their talkpage.
  • The user continues vandalizing. You post {{subst:uw-vandalism4|Article}} on their talkpage.
  • The user vandalizes for the fifth time. You post a report to "Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism". An admin will come around to block him.

See for example the talkpage of a user that was warned several times, then a report was issued, and then the user was blocked: User_talk:131.109.81.223.

I hope all this helps you. Ask me again if you have doubts. --Anna Lincoln (talk) 09:12, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

extusb[edit]

hey, sorry about the links that redirected to the same page, I was trying to start a separate page for ExtUSB, but people seem to like having a ridiculously long page.

BF3 Wii U version[edit]

Any particular reason you decided to remove a section of the page? Muskeato 15:52, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

I'm sorry for not explaining. I thought this was not much more than speculation. I just reread the source and it looks like it's actually quite concrete about the Wii U. Looks like I misread it! I'm really sorry for removing the section without any further research. Lonaowna (talk) 16:22, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of A-Trust[edit]

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(CrossFit) Thanks for kicking me in the butt[edit]

Thanks for having the courage to stand up and tell me that my references were crap. Sometimes it's difficult to be bold like that. The article has been significantly improved thanks to your tags. --WikiTryHardDieHard (talk) 02:44, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi, thanks so much for your new references! They improve the article a lot. Sorry if I was a bit rude when removing the old ones, I didn't really look in to who placed them and I assumed it had been someone with a commercial incentive.
Thanks again for your work! Lonaowna (talk) 08:07, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
I completely understand. I must admit that at first I was a little offended, but creating a better Wikipedia is much more important than maintaining my ego. I think it's good to be blunt with each other when accuracy is on the line. --WikiTryHardDieHard (talk) 15:10, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
Couldn't agree more. Keep up the good work! Lonaowna (talk) 15:32, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Notice of discussion on WP:AN/I regarding disruptive edits by IP-hopper on Nvidia-related articles[edit]

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding to discuss a disruptive IP-hopping editor that edits Nvidia-related articles. The thread is Disruptive edits by IP-hopper on Nvidia-related articles. Thank you. —Jesse Viviano (talk) 17:41, 14 August 2014 (UTC)