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If I am the person in question on the Wikipedia page and I wish to update my own personal information so that it is current, what do I reference? My Facebook page? Do I have to reference graduating class listings from colleges, city hall marriage licenses, drivers license with address to verify who I am and where I live? I don't do interviews anymore, I am in contact with fans on Facebook. Why won't you let me update my information? My Facebook name is Flo Dugger Garland. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Florriedugger (talkcontribs) 03:04, 16 September 2014 (UTC)


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I am a Comcast hotspot address[edit]

I change users pretty much constantly... So probably no point sending me messages. Sorry dude... 50.153.237.0 (talk) 02:47, 9 September 2014 (UTC)



WHAT IS MY ERROR ABOUT ALBERTO MORENO? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 195.158.105.160 (talk) 10:29, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Why information I provided was removed by you ? I do not understand. I am new in Wikipedia inclusion. I do not understand all things in different pages of talk. Please include I added. Send me Emil I can provide information about what you need. I do not understand who you are ? I can not reply you email, give your email address, as I'm new I do not understand everything of pages you provided. Y u have removed the information i wrote on saroki page ??? I need ur answer u bastard — Preceding unsigned comment added by Arooj fatima (talkcontribs) 12:38, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

I caught a vandal!!!!!!!!!!!?![edit]

Hey, In my efforts and adventures in wikipedia I discovered that a user called Smileypapaya is repeatedly vandalising the page - Ford model T. For example ,tin lizzie has been replaced with tin lizard. Could you please help me stop this user. Thank you. Matheweditking (talk) 11:17, 1 August 2014 (UTC) P.S. - could you give me rights atleast now . ;-) Hello material scientist , this is mr Clive Atwell you remove information I my self place on my bio page kindly replace it as everything that was posted are true , my email address is Cliveatwell@yahoo.com you can email me and I'll be please to send you a more indent bio. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cjuniora (talkcontribs) 22:21, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

I don't understand how the system work it would be appreciated if you can direct me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cjuniora (talkcontribs) 22:25, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for maintaining the quality of Wikipedia articles! -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 02:55, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Just wanted to let you know that I really appreciate your work, for several reasons, one being that you cover highly viewed areas (particularly India related), where most contributions of anons and new editors are yet substandard, while the number of curating regulars is too low. Cheers. Materialscientist (talk) 03:30, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

July 2014[edit]

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Chris Park correction[edit]

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Talk:Operation Protective Edge[edit]

92.222.153.153 (talk · contribs) is back as 62.244.31.16 (talk · contribs) Would you be willing to impart temperary semi-protection to Talk:Operation Protective Edge? Thank you. Jim1138 (talk) 07:45, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Protected. Cheers Jim1138 (talk) 08:18, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Jddjdjcjcjcjcj block[edit]

Please add talk page access to your block of user:Jddjdjcjcjcjcj. He's adding the ad link back as his unblock request now. Meters (talk) 23:40, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Done. Materialscientist (talk) 23:42, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
You feature at Jimbo's talk. By the way, YGM. Johnuniq (talk) 10:43, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Rangeblocks[edit]

Re: Jimbo's talk

To be honest, it's not too difficult for those with the tools to determine whether a rangeblock would cause unnecessarily high collateral damage. Personally, I have denied many rangeblock requests after checking the activity of a range. Best ​—DoRD (talk)​ 12:43, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

My apologies - I see that you did run a check this time. However, given the limited scope of this vandal, wouldn't an edit filter or semi protection be less disruptive? ​—DoRD (talk)​ 12:51, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
I've just got back online and will have a look (I don't recall seeing much constructive from anons on that range, but maybe I've missed some). Note that this is a soft block; the spammer has been targeting the Marciano talk page too, for quite some time; and this range has a history of abuse. Materialscientist (talk) 20:55, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) I followed the link to see what new crime Materialscientist has committed. I have to admit that the intemperate language of the complainant just turned me off immediately: whatever the ins and outs of the complaint, going at it like that just weakens it and makes it look infantile. Just saying. DBaK (talk) 21:22, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

General notes to DoRD. CU scan is not supposed to be used for common IP rangeblocks. There is a tool showing range contribs that you can activate in preferences, but it is clumsy as it doesn't sort contribs by date. This one was much better, and I use it every time I rangeblock (your "this time" comment goes astray). This tool was great when it was maintained by various users at the Toolsever, but upon its recent migration to wmflabs it was restricted in scanning depth, to reduce the server load. I've talked to HelloAnnyong about this, xe said xe'll have a look. Ping'em if you are interested, and you should be. As to 172.56.0.0/18, it is extremely rare to have this and that complaints after my block. Fishy. Someone is hit, and you might have seen that in the CU scan (I have no history with users on that range). Materialscientist (talk) 23:28, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

I have to disagree with you. I'm not sure why you say that CU shouldn't be used for rangeblocks - busy ranges such as this should almost always be checked for collateral damage before blindly blocking them. At any rate, the only experience I have with this particular range is from the numerous account creation requests from the range that I've had to run checks for. ​—DoRD (talk)​ 01:12, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
It is simple: when admins issue regular IP rangeblocks they don't usually need to know about accounts on this range - the blocks either affect only IPs (softblock as in this case), or prevent account creation in the future (anonblock). Thus IP range contribution tools are sufficient (when they work). Materialscientist (talk) 01:28, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
Even when it works as designed, the range contribution tool is very limited, particularly when dealing with wide, busy ranges, and it is useless for determining appropriate rangeblock length. The tool may be sufficient for a narrow, lightly-trafficked range, but when you get to busy /18s and /16s, it is decidedly not sufficient. One only has to spend a short time processing the ACC CheckUser queue to understand what I'm talking about. ​—DoRD (talk)​ 02:46, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
Please excuse me if my comments overlap with DoRD, I read this before he responded. I also disagree that CU is not to be used for collateral checks. Of course if we are talking about a /24 of a semi-dynamic US ISP then it really isn't required, but when we jump to the MAN /16 or /17 level, then a check is recommended especially if it's a mobile network because you will be affecting thousands of customers. The abuse needs to be proportional to the number of good edits, or higher. India, is a completely different story also, which I won't cover on WP:BEANS in this location. Far to often do I see 5-6 requests made at ACC in which are from the same /16 or /17, and I CU it and either get "Too many results to display anything, please narrow the range" or I can't make heads or tails of what the original block target is, risking letting them back in anyway. Also determining how big a range actually is as easy as grabbing DomainTools Whois and looking for the shortest range, comparing it with the CU results, and creating the narrowest block possible while hitting most of the abuse. Blocking administrators should really look at this information before they hit block, otherwise they could be targeting another ISP in another city also. I know we can't attain perfection on that, but I like to try. Disclaimer: I come here not because of Jimbo's talk, I don't watch it, but because I follow this talkpage, so I have no foreknowledge of the incidents at hand. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 04:19, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
I went and actually read the thread and came back to make one additional comment. If you look in the log for that range, you see I modified the block to say <!-- ACC ignore -->. That means the range was too big to block, and we could tell what was the original target, or can't tell the difference between one person or another. There is more I could say on this subject, but again WP:BEANS. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 04:23, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
(EC, yes, I didn't and don't know the range and used the history of edits).

DoRD and DeltaQuad, I think you misunderstand my comment and use CU scan to get range contributions from IPs. This is adequate for SPI cases or hard rangeblocks, but not for IP contributions, because those can be extracted from publicly available logs with a proper script, without and time and length limitations of CU logs (sorry if I'm telling the obvious, but ..). To imagine such a script, look here [1]. When this script was hosted at the Toolserver, results were paginated by sets of 50, and their number was enough for many months long evaluation. (I don't recall any limit there. Then the Toolserver died, and the results got limited to 30. We've lost functionality in many, many Toolserver tools, but this can be recovered, I believe.) Materialscientist (talk) 04:35, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

To speak about the current IP address we are dealing with, since 10 months ago, 153 requests have come in to WP:ACC. Also the range can't even be CU'd there are so many contributions to it. It means within the normal CU expiry time (won't state here) or less 5000 edits or log entries have been made from that range. Your edits that you are trying to block maybe cover 5-10% of that. So we are currently blocking 4500 legitimate edits, saying they need to create an account first. Furhtermore, the range is a mobile network, which would be the hardest to create a new account. Most people will give up before even starting. I think it's inappropriate for us to block such a large range for such a long time. If we absolutely need to stop the vandalism because it is taking a boat load of reverts, if all other options are exhausted, then ok for a 24-72 hour period to let things cool down. We can also do multiple smaller rangeblocks if needed. For example if you look at 172.56.32.0/22, there is someone who was adding spam (at least at glance) to talk pages. If we CU that /22, we find that yes, a lot of the logged out edits are the target of such blocks, but we also have several hundred user accounts, indicating a busy range. I personally would only block such a range for a short period of time. I just think there are more options than just blocking this whole /18, like maybe requesting an edit filter related to this range. If you would like some assistance in formulating a new rangeblock, I'd be happy to assist, but right now I don't exactly understand what your targeting. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 19:43, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
Ok. Unblocked. Let us see. There is one thing I don't understand - why do we AGF from any ACC requests coming from a blocked range, and evaluate the potentially productive activity from their number? Materialscientist (talk) 20:55, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
Because of the multiple people on a range, we tend to look for the identifying useragent that was targeted for the block. Sometimes that is impossible, or not a 100% match, so we can't figure out for sure if the person requesting the account is in fact the blocked user to complete certainty. This is why we AGF. The more someone socks, the harder it is for them to get through ACC. Could you restate your "evaluate the potentially productive activity from their number" question? I don't follow. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 03:36, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

human Average height - juan00000000[edit]

hello you send me a message I did made some changes in the chart because I had prove before I did it. If I'm not right please contact me and explain it to me


material wqhatever who is this. sh*ts annoying. Go f*ck yourself — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.196.154.220 (talk) 11:01, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Mistake[edit]

You removed my edit with Nigeria's coat of arms and I was also removing excessive information about slavery Jaqoc (talk) 08:03, 23 July 2014 (UTC) I appreciate it you took time to read and check my correcting,but the current community statistics had the median or average income of the black community a higher income what been put on the the black middle class Wikipedia,the African-American market profile which from the U.S population are higher,the $32,000 always that income was in the 90s which are way older numbers never drop only increase or stay the same,check the DMA Stats of Minority,or NNC Media Multicultural,or Black Americans Market profile.thank you..

changes to Michael Berube's wikipedia page[edit]

Hi-- I'm Michael Berube, and I've been having trouble-- here and elsewhere-- with someone who seems to have developed one of those unhealthy internet obsessions. To gauge by the talk page for the entry on me, it has something to do with Rebecca Schuman.

I don't write material for my wikipedia page-- I didn't know it existed for its first few years-- but because it is now part of my public profile, I try to keep it professional, so from time to time I check in to ward off vandalism. The recent changes about Regis High School, the war in Iraq, and my essay on the GRE seem to me inappropriate, to varying degrees. Much of the new material on my high school seems fine, if someone is interested in my childhood (I don't know how many wiki entries on professors mention their high schools), but one user's insistence on using the term "feeder school," with a footnote to something not available online, seems excessive. The material on Iraq seems to have come from someone (again, to go by the talk page) who cannot understand how someone could have opposed that war while being critical of others on the left, and at one point it was simply inaccurate. And the paragraph on my essay on the GRE just seems silly-- really, of the 200-odd essays I have written, that trifle gets a paragraph to itself?

Sorry about not marking my changes last time. But I am getting weary of this back-and-forth, and I forgot. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.175.7.105 (talk) 14:35, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

Snow White's hair is not in a bob! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Scoobybay26 (talkcontribs) 13:34, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

A cupcake for you![edit]

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Omar Khadr[edit]

Toronto-born Khadr has not been seen since October 2010, when he pleaded guilty before a panel of military jurors in Guantanamo to five war crimes. The Pentagon plea deal gave him an 8-year sentence and chance to return to Canada. So I changed Canadian citizen to Canadian terrorist. He plead guilty to war crimes, I rest my case. People try to say he was so hard done by what about Christopher Speer? Remember him? Canadian of convenience, nothing more. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.147.195.63 (talk) 22:35, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

WHAT?[edit]

this computer is used by different people inside this internet lab located in our school's library. what edit thing are you talking about? did you made a mistake deleting an article that looks like "fake" and edited by this IP address? what article is that all about? i want to know it. i'm one of the many different users here. and how would you know if that article is vandalized? you better message other IP address , Materialscientist, i guess you've made a wrong move. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 202.78.87.196 (talk) 07:34, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Problem IPs[edit]

Would you mind assisting with the problems caused by these IPs...

They are all vandalism only accounts operating from the same location and adding the same passage of vandalism to various seafood articles. Thanks. --Epipelagic (talk) 09:14, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

I'll watch them and try to help, otherwise nothing to do now (IP hopping over vast ranges). Materialscientist (talk) 10:02, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

f(x)[edit]

Hi MaterialScientist, can you take a look at this [[2]]. User "Jnfj8r78r" kept on editing out a member of this group and considered her as a past member, when the official news has been announced that she is only on hiatus right now. I reverted his/her posts a few times, but I don't want to start an edit warring. Thanks,--TerryAlex (talk) 20:22, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

There is some "vandalism" going on at f(x) (band). Thanks.--TerryAlex (talk) 02:22, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Thailand Gross domestic product 2013, PPP[edit]

References http://databank.worldbank.org/data/download/GDP_PPP.pdf — Preceding unsigned comment added by 202.44.36.48 (talk) 08:05, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Vietnamvat[edit]

Hello. I'd be very interested to know why, on 25 February 2014, you deleted my User page. It states: "25 February 2014 Materialscientist (talk | contribs) deleted page User:Vietnamvat (G3: Vandalism)". I'm mystified as to why you did this. Thank you so much.

Disruptive talk page edits[edit]

Looks like Thebitc Has Smotherfrickin (talk · contribs) continues to make disruptive pages at own talk page. The user is continuing to save edits with disruptive edit summaries as well so they can get revision deleted. Eyesnore (pc) 01:31, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Dogaintagod[edit]

Hi, it seems that Fernando-the-King is active in these days (see Nico Rosberg history) through IPs (e.g. 111.92.6.160 today) and likely socks (e.g. Dogaintagod): could you take some action against it? Thanks, –Gpmat (talk) 14:53, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, I was carried away yesterday. I've blocked Dogaintagod and a few sleeping accounts. Materialscientist (talk) 21:16, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Canneto fires[edit]

Back in the news.[3]. You seem to be the only active editor at Caronia. Dougweller (talk) 12:41, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, I missed the humor (maybe too hot down here). Never edited that page. Materialscientist (talk) 21:04, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
Oops, sorry. Canneto (Caronia). Dougweller (talk) 11:19, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Possible socks[edit]

I reported this to DoRD, but in case he's gone for the night, can you have a look at User_talk:DoRD#Possible_sock? Pretty sure these are socks of User:HENRY APPLEGATE. Thanks for your time. INeverCry 03:51, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

August 2014[edit]

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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/tamil/music/Chinmayi-sings-her-first-Marathi-song/articleshow/39605861.cms It looks like playback singer Chinmayi is testing waters in different languages. The singer, who has been dubbing for the top heroines in the Tamil film industry, has now tried her luck in Marathi as well. The singer recently sang her first Marathi song for the film Baji that has Shreyas Talpade playing the lead.

The excited singer shared the news on her micro-blogging page, "Super happy to share that I've sung my first Marathi song(s) in Baji. Honoured to be a part of this amazing project. Marathi was the first & the only language I could speak as a child thanks to being here in Mumbai and having an 'Ajji' to take care of me. Feels lovely to sing in a language that I'd learned to speak first. Grateful to team Baji for the opportunity." — Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.23.4.49 (talk) 10:49, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

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Special:AbuseFilter/523[edit]

Hi MS! I looked at the linked pages and it sounds like this filter is supposed to disallow spambots, as determined by the edit summary? Based on User:Mr.Z-bot/filters.js the user is reported directly to AIV when this filter is tripped. What is expected of a patrolling admin? Should we block on site? Do you think this edit is a spambot? Thanks! — MusikAnimal talk 17:36, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

I was never involved with this filter, better ask those who were. During the past years this filter was on-and-off for immediate AIV reporting, and though I sometimes reacted on it (e.g., when those guys were reposting same sort of adverts from different accounts), I was rarely sure who was spambot and who was not. Materialscientist (talk) 22:13, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
Shall I ask over at meta:User:Mathonius/Reports/"ENDVALUE" spam (I only see you in the filter history)? The history of the meta page makes me think this anti-spam bot effort may have been abandoned. My concern is no one is using the filter and it's just taxing the system. Meanwhile a lot of us over at AIV don't know what to do with the automated reports, especially since the tripped edits often appear to be made in good-faith — MusikAnimal talk 22:32, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

The information I put on Sergey Kovalev's page was not controversial nor inaccurate, you probably don't even watch boxing so you don't know what you're talking about. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Marcsggoodwin (talkcontribs) 11:26, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Another checkuser request[edit]

Could you run a check on Lovinglife1989? The user's only edit was vandalism to my talk page after ten failed attempts; I doubt that this is a new user. Thanks! Nyttend (talk) 20:47, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

(tps-cu) Nyttend, while I can't quite prove it, I am pretty sure the account is who they claim to be in their first edit filter log. I blocked a webhost they (and a bunch of other accounts) were abusing, and Bish nailed the account before I could get to it. ​—DoRD (talk)​ 21:05, 5 August 2014 (UTC)
Ah, I completely forgot to look at the diffs for the attempted abuse. Given that account's talk page abuse, I had figured it was him already, so I appreciate the confirmation and the wehbost block. Nyttend (talk) 21:11, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Ghosttristan13[edit]

Ghosttristan13 (talk · contribs) Name sounds familiar. Sock? --RacerX11 Talk to meStalk me 23:04, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Racerx11: You need a lot more than "name sounds familiar for a CU or a block. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 00:54, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
@DeltaQuad: Yeah I can see how my post looks that way. I wasn't asking for either of those. The user had made only two edits. I just thought MS might want to keep eye on it if it rang a bell, only because I vaguely remember seeing that same user name somewhere. He deals with a lot more of these types than I do. It's probably nothing. --RacerX11 Talk to meStalk me 04:14, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Edit explanation[edit]

I removed those sentences from the Gorbachev article for three reasons: 1. Most importantly, because the Heritage Foundation (both the source and the subject) is a propaganda outlet below the standards of Wikipedia. 2. Because they were poorly written and had little to do with the rest of the paragraph. 3. Because they seemed to be self-promotion: they were much more focused on talking about Michael Johns than Mikhail Gorbachev.

I'm going to reimplement my change, please don't reverse it again. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.94.181.15 (talk) 10:16, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Would Like To Contribute. Please Let Me Know[edit]

Hi Materialscientist,

You've recently removed my external link to a website in the "Tungsten" section. I'm sorry if you found it inappropriate, but I really thought it was useful. I would like to contribute to the Tungsten section and was hoping you can give me a suggestion for the topic. Please let me know.

Kind Regards, Jay — Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.215.200.83 (talk) 11:25, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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You removed a vandalism-only account from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Feminists and editing it, thanks!

IrritatingCobalt (talk) 20:55, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Merge discussion for Wagon-wheel effect[edit]

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An article that you have been involved in editing, Wagon-wheel effect, has been proposed for a merge with another article. If you are interested in the merge discussion, please participate by going here, and adding your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. 128.211.168.1 (talk) 00:10, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

I've had it.[edit]

I've had enough. I've been overwhelmed by the recent vandalism of the page Alberto Del Rio after he got released from the company. I need your help. Please semi-protect the page and help me clean it up. Thanks. I'd appreciate it a bunch. Future WWE Champion, DrewieStewie (talk) 23:40, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I made it so that the page would be like the way nature intended it to be. I re added the release statement, with a new source. Once again, thanks for stopping the vandalism. ;) Future WWE Champion, DrewieStewie (talk) 23:51, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Removal of My Edit[edit]

On August 8, I edited the section on Cai Guo-Qiang's art to add the following: "In 2014, Cai's exhibition of "Moving Ghost Towns" featuring 2 iPads mounted on the backs of each of three African Sulcata desert tortoises for the opening of the Aspen Art Museum created an international "animal abuse" stir and a Change.org petition calling on the museum to cancel the exhibit and free the tortoises garnered over 3,000 signatures."

I will be reinserting this edit with an appropriate footnote. As you will see, there are a number of citations supporting this edit. Thanks for your assistance.


http://www.change.org/petitions/aspen-art-museum-take-the-ipads-off-the-tortoises

http://www.thewire.com/technology/2014/08/animal-rights-activists-enraged-over-ipad-wearing-tortoises/375746/

http://news.artnet.com/art-world/protests-surround-cai-guo-qiangs-tortoise-abuse-at-aspen-art-museum-73879#.U-U_YRRKb-s.email

http://time.com/3087900/aspen-art-museum-facing-backlash-for-exhibit-featuring-tortoises-wearing-ipads/ Colorado Carol (talk) 21:39, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

User:ChiefHN[edit]

Hello, you may wish to hide the final edit that was made by this user. - Hoops gza (talk) 22:18, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

is he living person ??[edit]

i edited an article about a man who died 1400 hundred year ago and added some valuable information about him. having said he's died recently or he's living person, u've deleted my editing. I also mentioned two reliable book source. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Toha.toriq.bd (talkcontribs) 00:55, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Edit of the words "Long bow" to "Selfbow"![edit]

The change is because it is the true discriptor of the statement in question. Any bow, long or short that is made from a single piece of wood is technicly a "Self bow". Only a straight bow more than 5' long from tip to tip and with equil length of top and lower limbs, is a traditional "long bow". However some long bows are not self bows and some self bows are not long bows. The original statement that I corrected was wrong. That is why I fixed it. In antiquity, "Long bows" were also "self bows", but that is not true today. Also, some antique self bows over five feet long were not longbows at the time because they were recurved, or reflexed, not straight. There are very many different descriptors to name many different types of bows, however, in the cotext of that paragraph in that article, only the use of the words "Self bow" would be correct. If you could reply to me directly, I would like it much.

Sincerely, Stewart. neoconshooter@live.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by 73.50.243.199 (talk) 03:51, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Creating hoax articles[edit]

Both users (User:Sahib9022 and User:Sahib0921) are creating fake, misinformated and unsourced articles, So can you take an action against them.

Babita arora 06:25, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Removed link[edit]

Hi Materialscientist,

saw your message about the external link. This link is the official page about the Risk Reduction Overview method, and was therefore correct for the guidelines was my opinion.

Thank you.

  • Its Okay

I believe if we have a location of where we can get our astaxanthin in any form possible, should be added to the page and under specific regulation that each must communicate with the company's email address. Do check this link out for more information and thank you for your mail ALGAETECH INTERNATIONAL

User:LDNBoi[edit]

User:LDNBoi is a confirmed Ctway sockpuppet Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Ctway who has been recently blocked. He has also posted and then removed a "Im coming back soon" threat to his talk page. I have restored the threat which he has removed again. I have just undone that edit, however I believe that he should be totally blocked with talk page privileges revoked.--RAF910 (talk) 00:17, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Looking at the CU results, he shouldn't be coming back easily. Otherwise, I don't think there is a need to remove his talkpage privileges here. He's not excessively abusing it or trying to proxy edits. Just my two cents. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 00:51, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
DeltaQuad, thanks. I had to run away, but had a quick look before that and hadn't noticed any blatant talk page abuse. Materialscientist (talk) 01:38, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Please, look again...he did it again...his habit is to add a comment and then immediately delete it...such as his most recent edit "lol RAF910 youre funny". It may not be blatant, but it is taunting and it foreshadows things to come. After all, he has used dozens of sockpuppets to manipulate the system, and frankly, he wins more than he loses.--RAF910 (talk) 02:12, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Paying attention to taunting would only provoke him to create new socks - an old observation, which even became a guideline on this wiki (something like WP:RBI). Materialscientist (talk) 03:22, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

O.K.--RAF910 (talk) 03:44, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

66.61.92.158 and copyedits[edit]

Hello. I have noticed your revert of 66.61.92.158 (talk · contribs) at Mount Tambora, and he has promptly returned with a number of changes. I have looked at the user's edit history and it is staggering the number of changes this user has made. The majority appear to be correct and all appear to be in good faith. The problem is with the significant percentage that are in error. And it appears there are a lot of them, as evidenced by the numerous bracket bot warnings and other notifications on his talk page. Going through all of this user's edits seems so daunting I don't want to even begin to try. This appears to be case of an editor working way too fast and too many times making reckless and careless mistakes. I don't want to drag this to ANI but I would rather first seek some advice from you or someone on this. I doubt trying to communicate with the user would be effective as it doesn't appear he has ever posted on his talk page with exception of deleting a slug of notification back in April. --RacerX11 Talk to meStalk me 03:29, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

User talk:144.142.12.2[edit]

This is a shared computer with online access through a network. This user at this time (me) has never made any Wikipedia edits. Good luck with finding whoever did the edits. Sorry for your trouble. You Wiki people deserve a lot of consideration for your patience--I think you are doing great work. And I have donated to the cause. Keep up the great work. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 144.142.12.2 (talk) 03:52, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Why is Wikipedia:WikiProject Texas/Needed Articles deleted?[edit]

I do think it is a good idea to undelete it, as you have deleted it under G3 and G11, and it has 31 000 inbound links. Please explain your rationale for deletion? Grognard 123chess456 (talk) 20:45, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

The number of inbound links is irrelevant. Someone has created an advert on that redlink, with no relevance whatsoever to Texas or even to US. Materialscientist (talk) 21:10, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
After looking at other Wiki projects, I've realized this is a fairly common occurrence. Sorry for the annoyance! Grognard 123chess456 (talk) 22:31, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Deadlink removal[edit]

Hi MS -- hope all is well. Was wondering what your thinking was in deadlink removal here. Tx. --Epeefleche (talk) 05:15, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

I couldn't find this in the Wayback Machine, and thought such random-string links, without any other identifiers, are hard to recover by other means, but if someone can then great. Materialscientist (talk) 06:04, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
My understanding is that bots periodically fix such links. I'm not sure that the Wayback Machine is the only function used today (or will be the only one used in the future). My understanding of WP:BADLINK is that, as it says, "Except for URLs in the External links section that have not been used to support any article content, do not delete a URL solely because the URL does not work any longer.... A dead, unarchived source URL may still be useful. Such a link indicates that information was (probably) verifiable in the past, and the link might provide another user with greater resources or expertise with enough information to find the reference. It could also return from the dead. With a dead link, it is possible to determine if it has been cited elsewhere, or to contact the person originally responsible for the source. For example, one could contact the Yale Computer Science department if http://www.cs.yale.edu/~EliYale/Defense-in-Depth-PhD-thesis.pdf[dead link] were dead. Place {{dead link}} after the dead URL and just before the </ref> tag if applicable, leaving the original link intact. Placing {{dead link}} auto-categorizes the article into Articles with dead external links project category, and into specific monthly date range category based on |date= parameter. Do not delete a URL just because it has been tagged with {{dead link}} for a long time." Epeefleche (talk) 03:57, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
This is correct in general, but in practice, random-string urls that are not archived in Wayback Machine and have no identifiers are usually irrecoverable. In practice, it is quicker and easier to find a replacement source going by the article content. Materialscientist (talk) 04:02, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
I'm no expert. But I thought the direction given was clearly to not remove the dead link. Leaving it without any ref. One consequence of that is that it leaves it without an indication -- as indicated above in what I quoted -- that at some point in time the information was probably verifiable by a ref. Editors -- including me -- routinely delete (or tag and then delete) wholly unreferenced material. Which is the state, for example, the last para in the above was left in, when you deleted the dead ref. I would not necessarily do so if, instead, the dead ref were left. Epeefleche (talk) 04:18, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
Presence of a deadlink never guarantees that it was supporting its statement. I see recently a lot of bogus refs in articles related to Asian (Indian) movies and actors. Materialscientist (talk) 04:22, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
That's certainly true, as far as guarantees go. But I was quoting the actual language in WP:BADLINK (which speaks to probability, and not to guarantees). WP:BADLINK is unequivocal that these dead links should not be deleted, in what I quoted above. And my concern listed directly above remains. If you think BADLINK is wrong-headed, perhaps you want to seek a change? I'm not sure how deadlinks can be deleted today without violating the express terms of BADLINK. Epeefleche (talk) 17:18, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Editor abusing AFC script[edit]

Gnuuu (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) Is moving draft articles to article space with random names. On ANI and AIV. Thanks Jim1138 (talk) 08:32, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

They've got themselves blocked before I've read this. Thanks anyway. 09:31, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

189.82.238.49 block[edit]

Please add talk page access to your recent block of 189.82.238.49 (talk · contribs) He has been leaving leaving nasty comments for you, me, and another person who has been on his page (bitch, faggot, and something to do with the progeny of a horse} in Portuguese and English. Meters (talk) 03:39, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Hey there! I just noticed this edit Special:Diff/589268995 you did on my user page, and wanted to thank you for it! Have a barnstar! Moosehadley 12:30, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Check User[edit]

Sir, Kindly check this user Maxwellsherman (talk · contribs). His username is the same thing with Maxwell Herman Wuethrich, the article he recently created. Thanks Wikicology (talk) 13:41, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Check User[edit]

It appears that the user you blocked, User:Jfgoofy may have just returned as User:Jfgoofy7--Mr Fink (talk) 01:03, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Unfortunately, CU can't help here. Materialscientist (talk) 02:42, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
Check User only works with IP users?--Mr Fink (talk) 03:02, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
No. Records are kept only for a certain time (ca. 3 months in the current setting), thus I couldn't reliably relate Jfgoofy7 to any past user via CU. Materialscientist (talk) 03:10, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
Okay. I opened up a case to confirm my suspicions [4] here, just in case.--Mr Fink (talk) 04:24, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Pakistan Army Promotion Procedures[edit]

Hi, Thank you for replying. I had it written intentionally so that it could be removed and i could directly talk to you on this matter. Pakistan Army Promotion Procedures have certain standards that remain apolitical popular to general view regarding political promotions. There is a procedure followed in a highly professional manner.

  • Promotion from Lt. Col./Col. to Col./Brig.

A promotion Board consisting of all operational two star commanders excluding those on staff appointments and Corps Commanders (3 star) and all Principal Staff Officers (PSO) (3 Stars) conduct the final ratification board under COAS where all promotions are debated before COAS gives the final order. Before that 3 Promotion Boards are conducted in Zone A, B, C under Commander Northern Command (Zone B). Commander Southern Command (Zone C) and one of any PSO may that be QMG, IGT&A or any of 11 PSO.

  • Promotion from Brig. to Maj. Gen

COAS with all 3 stars recommend officers from all arms and are considered for appointment to two star officers. No 2 star reside this promotion board.

  • Promotion from Maj. Gen. to Lt. Gen.

Only the COAS on personal prerogative have the sole right to recommend officers to 3 star promotion as they are key PSO's to COAS not to Prime-ministers or President as mentioned in your article regarding promotion of Gen. Musharraf. COAS recommends the name and President has to accept them as he is not aware of the military's professional standards. Among st all the 2 star officers DGMO and DGMI is the most coveted prestigious appointment that is usually considered to make it to Lt. Gen. under normal circumstances only if not thrown to lower medical category as in case of Maj. Gen. Naushad Kiyani. A DGMO and DGMI doesn't have to ask any political agent for his promotion as mentioned in your article under any circumstances as it can effect the career drastically as in case on Maj. Gen. (r) Inayat Ullah Khan Khattak. A DGMO will never risk that. It is obnoxious and the worst way of defaming the military promotion procedure if it tend to give perception based on somebody who has no idea of Military Cmnd and Structure additionally giving references from a book that is altogether just an un-trustworthy reference. I therefore could only request to make that necessary change and to delete that remark altogether.

  • Promotion from lt. Gen. to Gen.

Yes this is Political appointment but with consultation of COAS who recommends three names. Even this to some extent has been a pure military's prerogative as COAS personally refers 1 to President for Promotion. Nonetheless President can and has the right to make independent decision in this regard. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 39.32.213.162 (talk) 12:30, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Alban rusi[edit]

Should the User:Alban rusi sock that you blocked be added to the confirmed list at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Arbèr_Prekazi/Archive, or should I create a new investigation and note that he's already blocked, or ...? It seems useful to document the ongoing pattern. Thanks. —[AlanM1(talk)]— 17:18, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Update: I found three more socks, so I added them all to a new report on Prekazi's case, noting rusi was already blocked. —[AlanM1(talk)]— 17:53, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Similar article title[edit]

How are you doing sir? I want to draw your attention to these articles with similar title, Born To Race and Born to Race. Born to Race Is being created by Kkcy1986 (talk · contribs), a new user. Apart from sharing similar title, am not so convinced that its notable. The only reference he suplied is that of Internet Movie Database(IMDB), which is not a reliable source per WP:IMDB.I want to go ahead with tagging it for deletion but I thought that your comment before my action will be helpful sir. Wikicology (talk) 20:38, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) New article needs to be moved to Born to Race (2011 film) and the old article should probably be moved to Born to Race (1988 film). Also note you linked the wrong one in your post. Born To Race (cap T) is the new article created by Kkcy1986. Here is it's German WP version if it helps. --RacerX11 Talk to meStalk me 21:03, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Correction made[edit]

The change made by me has been done after referring many books and i think the change done by me should be retained. Please do inform me about this topic.Ghiridhar (talk) 11:41, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

End[edit]

Since you clearly do not read or communicate to what I write (while addressing you), I do not want you to write on my talkpage any more. Of course, the basic venues are available (as is talk:boron). -DePiep (talk)

I am sorry but I think that you have made a mistake.[edit]

The gif of the tang dynasty is accurate, I actually got it from wikipedia, I also did some research myself to confirm it's accuracy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fonovo (talkcontribs) 14:06, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

SPA with Psychedelic drug advocates categories[edit]

Dear Materialscientist, sorry to bother you but do you have a view on these contributions please? I'm not sure but I think they may not meet the standard for adding cats if the article doesn't justify them in its text - or something?? And is there a pejorative ring to this cat which means we should be careful in its application? I only saw this pattern because I watch Maynard Ferguson, and in that article although it mentions drug use it doesn't characterize him as an advocate, I think. Sorry to dump this on you and run but I am not around much right now and I thought it might benefit from your having a quick look, please. Thanks and best wishes DBaK (talk) 20:07, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Update - mostly undone now. DBaK (talk) 11:15, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

SPA adding own blog[edit]

Hi again - sorry again - I'm equally unsure about these ... I really don't know if they are good or bad additions but they are all the same editor adding links to his blog, and I have a bit of a "possibly not OK" feeling about this. Cheers DBaK (talk) 20:50, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Update - mostly undone now. DBaK (talk) 11:15, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Removal of My Reference in Ganesh Chaturthi Article[edit]

Respected Sir, I am sorry but i feel you made a mistake by deleting a referred page link on Ganesh Chaturthi as i checked the page again and information mention there was relevant and of proper standard. Here is details of page which i referred in Ganesh Chaturthi http://www.quoteswishesgreetings.com/2014/08/ganesh-chaturthi-2014-ganesha-puja-2014.html Please review my application again Thanks115.241.215.92 (talk) 01:42, 19 August 2014 (UTC)115.241.215.92 (talk) 01:38, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Reference to NK as communist on the Laos page.[edit]

I had removed the reference to North Korea because they are not a communist state, the world only has 4 remaining true communist states (Laos, Vietnam, China, and Cuba.) look here, in the current cases of military dictatorship https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_dictatorship North Korea is a military dictatorship "The National Defence Commission of North Korea declared itself the highest authority" — Preceding unsigned comment added by Theolor (talkcontribs) 03:35, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Could you please stop stating that my source is unreliable and just listen to me[edit]

I actually did some research, during 660 AD, which was during emperor gaozong's reign, the tang dynasty conquered most of central asia and korea, which you can see at the gif of the tang dynasty, the yellow parts indicating that the tang dynasty conquered those parts during 660 ad, oh and during wu zetina's reign, most of korea was conquered by the tang dynasty. Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Gaozong_of_Tang#Qianfeng_and_Zhongzhang_eras_.28666.E2.80.93670.29 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Zetian#Late_reign I hope this helps. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fonovo (talkcontribs) 08:56, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Deleted?[edit]

You deleted Makina e Memories, an article that claimed to be about the first music video ever produced in Albania. Whether that is true or not, it appears to be a credible assertion of notability, sufficient to avoid speedy deletion. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 12:42, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Feel free to recreate, with sources and in English, I can provide a copy. Materialscientist (talk) 21:29, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

You deleted my whole paragraph about thecomputernerd01's tattoo, and his Christianity. That took me a long time to type, and all of it was accurate. It made me really mad what you did. You also mentioned, I wrote about someone who was deceased in there which is a complete lie, I never said anything about that. I want my paragraph back, maybe you should check your own sources before you decide to delete somebody's work. Thanks for that. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chomikallie (talkcontribs) 03:40, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Edited Liechtenstein[edit]

I deleted the portion of the page which stated that Liechtenstein is the smallest country, which is not true. The sentence makes sense with that fact removed, as it now states that Liechtenstein is the richest country by measure of GDP per capita, which is true. The page has kept my edit. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 100.32.73.171 (talk) 19:41, 20 August 2014 (UTC)


DEMET MUFTUOGLU[edit]

Hi. The above page is self promotional and advertising. Please delete. Not notable. And it's full of lies. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.225.194.193 (talk) 22:40, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Wrong Lorraine[edit]

I've just seen a message purporting to come from you saying I tried to edit the page about L.J.Henderson and didn't do it properly. But I have no recollection of attempting any such thing. I often get notifications (from Wikepedia) that mistake me for another 'Lorraine' I think. I will now attempt to change my password, but I thought I might mention that somehow I keep being taken for someone else!

Thanks for all your editing work, which is obviously extremely helpful to the Cause.

Best wishes

Lorraine l.element@btinternet.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lorraine (talkcontribs) 08:09, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

this is my reference to my added content[edit]

ISBN 978-971-27-2320-9 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jesus the Light of my life (talkcontribs) 12:50, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Leon Henry[edit]

Hey. Could Leon Henry please be semi-protected for a couple of days? It has received very random vandalism recently by new users. Cheers. DaHuzyBru (talk) 01:30, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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For your help with the vandals on Clive Palmer and the numerous other times you have given me adminly assistance with vandals

Frosty 08:52, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for your email - but I see my revised entry on Wikipedia has all been edited out again, there is nothing malicious, its ME writing it! ie Christopher Hart (novelist) born 1965, please can you put it back, all facts are correct, I should know. Please let me know, CH — Preceding unsigned comment added by Christopherharttoss (talkcontribs) 12:58, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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As we all try to keep vandals out of Wikipedia, we are the revert people and you are the blocker. All of us including you make a extremely good anti-vandal team! DSCrowned(Talk) 14:17, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Especially your role of catching those vandals on Clive Palmer! DSCrowned(Talk) 14:19, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Desmond Hogan sex abuse hearings[edit]

I left the references on the talk page. The saga is quite well known to users of Google. I understand your concern if you are a fan of his, but this is supposed to be an encyclopedia.78.16.33.213 (talk) 08:38, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

SCKAY[edit]

I HAVE RETURnED FROJGRJGEROGJEJGEOGJEOGJEROGJEOGJEROGJERO:GEJRgiegj3 p

Tea[edit]

Image galleries are needed to make the Tea page more readable and more suitable for display on non-PCs.

This branch still has the intact gallery tags -- http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tea&oldid=622666737 -- https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Images#Gallery_syntax

I have done a lot of overall maintenance with respect to tea related articles, but the article only recently has developed so many images that the need for their proper organization has become necessary.

Can you go in and fix the gallery problem for Tea? Your undoing it to an older version just returns the article to a state of image 'higgledy-piggledy' that does not help its readability or visual clarity.

Eyreland (talk) 23:28, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Style guides[edit]

Style guides originate from print, and for web page use a lot of the print rules have to be abandoned for visual or readability reasons. The Wiki style guides are at best recommendations (of reasonable best practices) ... the best rule is that the framework and layout of an article should be similar to related articles. Ultimately, the page layout should match the contents (but this clearly is open to interpretation).

-- Having pages and that are readable on PDAs to Workstations is not easy.
-- If you code HTML for your own webpages, this is an ongoing problem.

Wherever possible, the text should not be clumped like paper text aka huge paragraphs (and there is a lot of articles with this problem). Important articles should not have any substantial or substantive visual clutter due to images or tables to the extent that it is possible to remove it.

Most pages are OK. With time however, the visual and content integrity can decline. Eyreland (talk) 00:32, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Downcasing amazon parrots[edit]

I saw that you did some downcasing on bird pages and you are an admin. There are 2 amazon parrot pages that are locked and was wondering if you can help. The first is a featured article and should be moved to Puerto Rican amazon. The other is Red-tailed amazon. Thanks......Pvmoutside (talk) 01:52, 25 August 2014 (UTC)


Which article did I edit?[edit]

Please post a link. I do not recall altering anything.


Talkback[edit]

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Reply quickly please. NickGibson3900 Talk Sign my Guestbook Contributions 10:39, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for fixing my mistake. I was going to do it but you beat me to the punch

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Edits[edit]

Hi,

I work for Bell Flavors & Fragrances and am trying to update the page. The updates I made yesterday included factual information that can all be found on Bell's webpage (www.bellff.com). Can you please restore the changes I made? I don't think they require explanation since all I did was modify the history and provide a brief description of the company.

Please provide direction on editing if I am not following the correct procedures.

Thanks, Grace

A cookie for you![edit]

Choco chip cookie.png For dealing with an IP Bobherry talk 00:12, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the assistance at AIV[edit]

Tonight was a particularly heavy night for the vandals (school's back in session!). I appreciate the help on getting the most serious ones stopped. Thanks. Vertium When all is said and done 01:34, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Yoga article edits[edit]

Hi, two paragraphs I have written for Yoga article were removed by you, somehow arbitrarily; it wasn't perfect, I admit, but it'd have been better if you gave me time to improve on it after making some comment, rather than cutting it outright. I'm a student of yoga and Eastern philosophies since 1980, is that enough to qualify? If not perfect, you could always point it out, because maybe I could learn something from you as well; thanks, Pradeepwb; (Pradeepwb 04:27, 27 August 2014 (UTC)) — Preceding comment added by Pradeepwb (talkcontribs)

FAC review[edit]

Hello. May I ask for a review on ...And Justice for All , an FA nominee of mine? The review page is here, where you can post your comments/vote regarding the article's quality. I would appreciate a swift response whether you're available to conduct the review. Thanks in advance.--Retrohead (talk) 10:32, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Hello again. Were you planning to get involved in the discussion?--Retrohead (talk) 08:30, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
I was hoping to make time, but this seems unlikely - this article is not from my area of interest. Materialscientist (talk) 08:44, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Please explain[edit]

Can you explain why you deleted Kis-My-Ft2国際ファンクラブ as a test page (G2)? The article seemed well written, if short, and was clearly not a test. G11 or A7 (club) could have been a better reason.--Auric talk 13:57, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes, A7 would be much better here. Materialscientist (talk) 20:51, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

possible incorrect data[edit]

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while researching fountains on Wikipedia I found that the page in question had what I believe is an an incorrect element of data its fourth reference clamed that Herodotus in his history's book 1.59 talked of a grand fountain built by an Athenian tyrant however having searched this reference I believe that this is a mistake after trying to correct it I received a message from you informing me this was not possible and to explain why I had edited the article which I have just done so if I am correct about the possibly mistaken information please would you correct it If however I am mistaken please do inform me sorry for any inconvenience and lack of any punctuation — Preceding unsigned comment added by 109.149.31.69 (talk) 21:50, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

AK-47 talk page[edit]

Hello, I've got a question about the guidelines for deleting content.

Is it normal after a discussion about deleting a phrase was started and before any consensus was reached that the phrase gets deleted? I feel like it somewhat kills the discussion. It's true that the phrase in question was provoking some confusion (people thought there was a typo in it) but such haste seems unnecesary.--83.20.35.25 (talk) 22:29, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

You should read the Wikipedia section about "Cleaning up vandalism". Nothing more to add than Wikipedia will loose more and more its reputation if access to information is restricted like that. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ul0001 (talkcontribs) 11:24, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Hello, I'm Stinkerfriend (talk) 16:01, 28 August 2014 (UTC)StinkerfriendStinkerfriend (talk) 16:01, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

I've left the citation for the quote that keeps being taken out. I thought it would be more neutral for a response by Dan Savage to be left in, instead of just the erroneous quote from the anonymous source from [The Walrus] magazine with no response and correction by [Dan Savage]. That would give both parties their say and leave the post neutral. Also left the citation at the bottom of the page as a link people could view externally. Thanks.

Orzel Bialy[edit]

Hi Materialscientist, you blocked Orzel Bialy (talk · contribs) after the account was blocked on zh Wikipedia as a sock of 1abacada (talk · contribs). Anyway, zh Wikipedia has now unblocked the account, and s/he is appealing to be unblocked here. Would you object if I unblocked? PhilKnight (talk) 10:29, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

I can't see what I saw in CU logs back in March. I see now that the unblock request comes from the same IPs and the same kind of PC as used by 1abacada (not a unique PC configuration, but still ..). On the other hands, the 2012 edits are uncharacteristic of 1abacada. Thus I'm neutral about unblocking. Materialscientist (talk) 10:50, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
Hi Materialscientist, thanks for your reply. I'll go ahead and unblock. PhilKnight (talk) 11:03, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

James Chadwick[edit]

Could I interest you in having a look at the FAC review of James Chadwick? It is languishing at the moment. Hawkeye7 (talk) 11:27, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Unblocking IP range[edit]

Please have a look at WP:ANI#Unblocking IP range. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 04:50, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Unregistered user 86.172.40.147's edits[edit]

Hi Material. I am sorry to bother you, but i did notice your reversion of unregistered user 86.172.40.147's edits to a couple of pages. I know that this user is a friend of AldezD and a proponent of WP:NOTSTATS. The two of us are having a big dispute over what is a valid source. I was on the Through the Keyhole page doing a minor edit and noticed that 86 was using British Comedy Guide as a source. In my edit history on Wikipedia for British programmes, other well known editors have refrained from this website as it is fan updated and prefer to use TV listing sites like Radio Times or info from the channel's Press Office. I tried to make an edit using more valid sources, but 86 rejected both of them saying that Radio Times was not reliable and ITV Press was a not an effective source for Wikipedia. however, in the past 7 years that I have been editing and in talking with other editors, I have always had no problems with other editors when using Radio times or Press Office info as sources, until now. When I tried to talk to him on his talk page, he just cleared my comments and ignored me.

I complained to 86's friend AldezD, who suggested I write a post on the Through the Keyhole talk page, which I did. I don't know if anybody will see it though. However minutes after I started, 86 started a sweeping edit flurry, erasing episode guides, and valid sources and the like and has kept on doing so for a few days now. I don't know if you have seen his edit history. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/86.172.40.147) The thing is I don't mind WP:NOTSTATS and everything when I first heard about it last year. i knew it entailed Game show statistics and shows of that nature, but as you can see, he is erasing information and sources from Documentaries and travel shows as well citing WP:NOTSTATS and WP:OVERKILL. What types of programmes do those Wiki rules entail? I've been editing here for the past 7 years and I've never had a problem of this nature since I've started. I like to update info for British panel shows and talk shows. I've used ITV Press office or Radio Times as a source previously with no problems. Now with 86 around, I'm really starting to feel a bit threatened with what I edit. Will it be accepted any more? Will this user get angry with me. i don't know what's what and may decide to leave Wikipedia altogether even if I have had a good relationship with editors in the past. would you be able to help me or give me advice, as with the speed that 86 is editing willy nilly, I don't know which of his edits are truthful or just vandalism. Thanks in advance173.179.185.186 (talk) 21:06, 30 August 2014 (UTC)samusek2

Hard to tell, but there was enough to block the IP for edit warring - many editors disagreed with those removals. Materialscientist (talk) 22:31, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

A cupcake for you![edit]

Choco-Nut Bake with Meringue Top cropped.jpg Thank you for your vandalism reversions while Clackline Bridge was TFA – very much appreciated. - Evad37 [talk] 01:20, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

I understand that Wikipedia is not a medium for religious fanatisicm or sectarian partisanism.There were passages quoted in the sections of Sharabha which are highly cotroversial and a matter of animosity among two different sects of Hinduism.Besides,they are not well substantiated,and of highly dubious origin.So I removed them.Since you have cared to contact me,I'd expect you to look into this and help me prevent such misuse of the website. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 117.194.238.72 (talk) 17:19, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Dexbot reversion on Catherine page[edit]

I saw that you just reverted a Dexbot edit on that Saint Catherine page. You might want to look at Dexbot's recent edits in general, as it's been removing those templates on lots of pages. I don't know if there's been a discussion of that somewhere, but it wasn't just on this one page. Best, Aristophanes68 (talk) 21:47, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

  • Oops, I see you're a step ahead of me and have blocked the bot. Apologies! Aristophanes68 (talk) 21:49, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Please before making any bot-related block see related RfBA for discussions. User:Aristophanes68: Link FA is not needed any more since badges are moved to Wikidata like interwiki links.

P.S. please inform bot operator when you make the block :)Ladsgroupoverleg 23:18, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, let us continue on User talk:Dexbot. Sorry for not notifying - I was in a hectic state, just returned on-line. Materialscientist (talk) 23:36, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
Oops. It seems someone was not very well informed. And it was not the bot.....  Wikiklaas  01:35, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

You made an error on Hippocampus[edit]

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hippocampus&action=history

Your script changed the dash type in the doi's also, which broke them. You do so much good on wiki, that it is strange to point out an error you made. And naturally, I fixed your mistake. AManWithNoPlan (talk) 02:13, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I know this bug for a long time, but often forget about it. No, it is not my script, it is User:GregU/dashes.js. Materialscientist (talk) 03:13, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

caliph[edit]

why did you revert my edit?, the so called caliphate in nigeria is not notable enough to be included here per wp:notability! 202.85.238.199 (talk) 01:46, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia for propaganda[edit]

Don't use Wikipedia for propagandas! The article "Racism in Australia" should be about Racism in Australia and should not be about multiculturalism in Australia! --Ashish3640 (talk) 10:29, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Queensland Core Skills Test: I'm Actually a Year 12 Student[edit]

Hi, I noticed that you just undid one of my changes to the QCS page.

I sat the QCS test yesterday (I'm a grade 12 student), and I can tell you, quite literally the concept for this year was titled: "Who Cares?"

This was not me vandalising a page, I just wanted to submit the edit before it became available as a retrospective on the QCAA page.

~~polarbear_ed — Preceding unsigned comment added by Polarbear ed (talkcontribs) 09:40, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Promotion-only accounts[edit]

Hmm, have I misunderstood Twinkle's "Account is a promotion-only account" tickbox? I don't use the box that often, but I assumed that it by itself was enough of a reason to report an account to AIV, since it lets me submit the report with only that one ticked. Is this not the case? --McGeddon (talk) 22:02, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

My policy is to not block spammers on sight, but warn them first, unless there is a blatant violation. I didn't see it in this case. Blocking on sight is always risky and often unjustified, avoid requesting that. Materialscientist (talk) 22:06, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
The editor's only contribution had been to add an "Expert Review" section to 22 whiskey articles, each one containing a single quote of "'something something something' says Morgan Murphy (food critic) in his book Bourbon & Bacon: The Ultimate Guide to the South's Favorite Food Group. ", a book that was published the day before. I've seen URL spammers blocked for fewer than 22 promotional edits, but appreciate that your mileage may vary. Have left them a COI template, and they seem to have gone quiet now anyway. --McGeddon (talk) 08:54, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

WHAT???[edit]

You sent me a message saying I made a change to a page about a living person. I don't even know which page or what the change was. I rarely make changes, I only read wikipedia or maybe correct a typo or suggest a change on the talk page. So I'm pretty confused. 216.119.215.193 (talk) 00:17, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Ciclovia[edit]

Hi I got your message regarding my entry on the "Ciclovia" page. You removed my bit on Bike and Street Fest on the Gold Coast as you said I hadn't provided a reliable source. I have undone your edit and provided a link to the City of Gold Coast's website advertising the event. Feel free to google "Bike and Street Fest Gold Coast" if you want more info. This is the first and most likely last time I have put something on Wikipedia so please don't remove it again. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nickabroms (talkcontribs) 00:24, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Help[edit]

The page has some pics which are non free, as Sriharikota do not have any free image I guess as it is a defense organization. How to report that. The user kept it as own work, is it ok if it is a montage file?--Vin09 (talk) 08:59, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your guidance[edit]

Thanks you for the following advice re posting feedback on a Wikipedia site which was helpful as I am new to interacting with Wikipedia. I now know what to do, and also see that the link in the JUnit page to which I was referring has been removed. --NickPhillipsRDF (talk) 12:53, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

You wrote: Recent edit to JUnit Hello, and thank you for your contribution to Wikipedia. I noticed that you recently added commentary to the JUnit article. While Wikipedia welcomes editors' opinions on an article and how it could be changed, these comments are more appropriate for the article's accompanying talk page. If you post your comments there, other editors working on the same article will notice and respond to them, and your comments will not disrupt the flow of the article. Thank you! Materialscientist (talk) 10:48, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Carlos The Jackel[edit]

Yes, you made a mistake. I didnt add a citation cause it was out of a book I read many years ago. Ive researched him through and through, and trust me, its why he got kicked out. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.179.188.110 (talk) 02:13, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wow, an anonymous authority. And he's explicitly asking for our trust. MMmmmmmmm.... no. Riventree (talk) 23:23, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

A vandal with a dynamic IP address?[edit]

Hello.

We seem to have a vandalism problem in Talk:Windows Essentials. A non-registered user with a dynamic IP address within 88.130.*.* is deleting other user's messages. (I don't have a particularly strong feeling against removing an old bot's maintenance message but removing a reply by a human is an entirely different thing.) I remember four such IPs:

This looks like an IP user who is very well familiar with our procedures. Not every recreational editor know what "copyvio" or "revdel" is.

Is there anything that can be done?

Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 03:59, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

I'm watching that page from now on and will semiprotect if the situation escalates. I can't block their IP range because of high collateral damage. Cheers. Materialscientist (talk) 04:03, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Vandalism[edit]

Vandalism is back at S.L. Benfica with multiple IPs. I have reported the IPs and requested article protection, again. SLBedit (talk) 17:31, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Dan Zanes' birth name[edit]

Here is a reliable source of his real name! http://www.intelius.com/people/Dan-Zanes/0cerdswjq1n 184.21.147.10 (talk) 03:48, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

RE:Dan Zanes' birth name[edit]

Oh, really?! Sorry! 184.21.147.10 (talk) 04:17, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Well, friend. all I have to tell you now is Google "Daniel Edgerly Zanes". Alliedarko1217 (talk) 16:58, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

article[edit]

Hello I'm D011235813d.I would like you to specify what article you mean in your message to me: "Hello, I'm Materialscientist. I noticed that you made a change to an article, but you didn't provide a reliable source. It's been removed and archived in the page history for now, but if you'd like to include a citation and re-add it, please do so! If you need guidance on referencing, please see the referencing for beginners tutorial, or if you think I made a mistake, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thank you. Materialscientist (talk) 21:39, 8 September 2014 (UTC)" Please reply to this message by leaving your message on my talk page section marked "Replies". Thank you.D011235813d (talk) 22:35, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

I think you made a mistake.[edit]

I think you made a mistake reverting my edit. Pishpososhpish (talk) 12:30, 9 September 2014 (UTC) Please define unconstructive. Pishpososhpish (talk). — Preceding undated comment added 12:35, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Sockpuppeteer[edit]

Hello,

The sockpuppeteer User:Talal.talal1 has just returned as User:Painting101. I suggest that the article Nabih Berri be fully protected, as there seems to be a coordinated PR effort to whitewash that article ahead of upcoming parliamentary elections later this year. Callsfortruth (talk) 13:58, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Unconstructive editing[edit]

Hi M, You have today warned an Anon editor (193.214.27.166), whom I have also previously warned. could you please take a look at this draft article he has created:- Draft:Kristian_Vie. It appears to refer to schoolboy in a non-notable football group, See:- [5], whom I suspect is the Anon editor. Richard Harvey (talk) 19:35, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Have a look?[edit]

Methylammonium.png

Due to a number of (new in the last couple years) to this class of compounds, and some odd redirects (methylammonium chloride -> methyamine) I believe it would be worthwhile to document the following materials:

  • Methylammonium iodide
  • Methylammonium chloride
  • Methylammonium bromide

Because they're increasingly mentioned in the literature on solar cells. There's limited information out there about melting points &c, but the compounds are all "known" to pubchem, chemspider, SMILES, etc. Likewise the old literature (mostly crystallographic) is of interest to the Xray crystallographers, and the new data is interesting to the solar cell crowd. Rather than add three pages (there is no substantial mention of the fluoride) I thought a category page ala acyl halide and hydrogen halide might be worthwhile, so I took a stab at it in my sandbox:

Would you kindly have a look and see if you think it's adequate to add? Follow up on my talk page if you will. If nothing else, now there's an image file for the methylammonium ion. Riventree (talk) 23:24, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

It would be good to add something on these compounds, but, I don't like one little bit: three infoboxed side by side is not a good idea for narrow screens, and arranging them vertically would make the page too long (given the meager amount of text). Two possible solutions: (1) split into three articles, or (2) replace 3 infoboxes with a wikitable. Materialscientist (talk) 23:45, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Woot. It's up. Methylammonium halide. Feedback welcome.

  • I used the image provided by User:Smokefoot
  • I agreed with User:Materialscientist about how bad the triple-sidebar was, and got inventive.
    • Horizontal "sections" for each constituent. Not applicable for large families, but looks decent
    • Maybe it's a new style!

Riventree (talk) 06:55, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

The horizontal alignment of sections will break depending on the amount of text in each infobox subsection. Also, the fixed column width either creates a lot of whitespace on wide screens, or moves column(s) down (into vertical layout) on narrow screens. Wikitables were designed to alleviate those problems and are more flexible to the screen size. Materialscientist (talk) 07:04, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
All of that is absolutely right. I looked (hard) at four alternatives:
  1. Modifying Template:Chembox and its children to take multiple values, or small divs within the cells. Nothing looked right, and I couldn't get the (new, additional) column widths to grow and collapse properly.
  2. Use a custom wikitable reproduce the functionality of the three tiers of templates (Chembox, Chembox identifiers, Chembox CASNo) since they're not reuseable in their current state (they assume row and column breaks are in specific places) This would also annoy people who wanted functionality I hadn't cloned, reducing accessibility.
  3. Run the three infoboxes vertically down the right hand side. This had two other disadvantages: First it made the page look silly, incredibly tall and having no text. Second it was easy to lose yourself vertically and not know if you were looking at the data (links, values) for the chloride, bromide, or iodide.
  4. The one I went with: Three "brothers" in sections at the top.
The last one was clearly the easiest to undertand and the best looking on the most number of page aspect ratios, so I went with that. If you can find a better way, fix it! I'm not proud! Riventree (talk) 08:41, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
I won't stick to chembox and its daughter sub-templates, and just write a freestyle wikitable. This is done in some wikiarticles on classes of chemicals, but I don't recall which ones right away. Materialscientist (talk) 08:47, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Have another look. I think I found a middle ground where we get to use the boxes, but avoid horizontal growth. Riventree (talk) 12:47, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Willing to block sock?[edit]

User:PapaJeckloy, who was indeffed last week for multiple socking (including using socks to approve his own nominations at DYK) is back again as User:Gelacost Mouse. This was confirmed at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/PapaJeckloy, but it's taking a while for someone to get there and block Gelacost Mouse. I'm worried that the guy's going to log on, notice that he's been discovered, and do more damage—back when the PapaJeckloy account was first at SPI, the last 24 hours after CheckUser and before block were not pretty.

Any chance you can block Gelacost Mouse as a sock? I'm asking because I notice that you're online and are known to block troublemakers. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 06:41, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Blocked, cheers. Materialscientist (talk) 06:50, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
Many thanks. His GOCE drive "contribution" has already been reverted there, and I've put up Category:Beginner Wikipedians, which he added, for deletion—it isn't used anywhere now, and had only been used on his user page until you purged it out just now. BlueMoonset (talk) 06:56, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Nick[edit]

Hello Materialscientist, You reverted my edit to the British slang entry, which I had made because the entry had included two wikilinks, in violation of the following rule for individual entries, posted in the Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Disambiguation pages:

"Include exactly one navigable (blue) link to efficiently guide readers to the most relevant article for that use of the ambiguous term. Do not wikilink any other words in the line."

- Froid (talk) 09:22, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Database having his own article[edit]

Like I said to User:Rms125a@hotmail.com, I have promoted Database to his own article, thus he doesn't need to go back on the recurring page. --Wizardlords (talk) 20:31, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

OK with me. I'm not doin' nuthin'. Quis separabit? 21:36, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Donald Simpson Bell[edit]

Recently you edited my change on Donald Simpson bells site I can confirm that they are relations Annabelle nolans grandmas mums uncle is Donald Simpson Pamela and Linda's mums mums uncle was Donald Simpson bell and Christine sweeneys mums uncle was Donald Simpson bell They are his living relations on his side of the family — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cozimeow (talkcontribs) 15:33, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi Materialscientist, I know I'm not supposed to move this on your talk page, so I'll have to deal with the consequences. However, I did not know how else you would see this because the editor stuck it in the middle of an existing section from August without a adding a new title, so it's quite possible it could have been missed. That being said, is the edit adding the names actually constructive? It has been reverted by several editors, but keeps being re-added. As far as I can tell, these are just a bunch of non-notable names, and who knows, maybe they are related to the subject but that wouldn't make them notable people. It also looks like the editor may have left the same message for you on an IPs talk page[6] after you had left a warning on the page for the IP. I can't think of any reason to post it there, except maybe he saw your signature and thought it was your page or something. Again, sorry for any problems I caused moving the text to bottom. Cmr08 (talk) 22:42, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

What should be done?[edit]

If a user faces a message saying:"The IP address that you are currently using has been blocked because the IP range you are editing from is a web host provider. Since your IP acts like a proxy, because it hides your IP address, it has been blocked. To prevent abuse, these IPs may be blocked from editing Wikipedia," when he enters his account and he simply connects from home, what should he do to revive his account? Mhhossein (talk) 04:39, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

(1) Change the internet provider or (2) edit from other IPs or (3) apply for WP:IPBE or (4) try requesting an unblock arguing that the block was in error (strong arguments are needed here because admins are allowed to hardblock webhost ranges, accepting collateral damage). Materialscientist (talk) 04:44, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Buprenorphine[edit]

Put the information I contributed back up. You have no right to tell me to cite something I learned from my own position within the industry. You should educate yourself to when citations are required. I not only have a Pharmacy Doctorate but a Juris Doctor as well. You clearly have interests in protecting the reputation of Rickett, the manufacturer of Suboxone. If you would like you can feel free to locate other sources which verify my information, but I will be damned if you tell me that I must cite my own information.


What I will do if you wish to suppress the truth is make it known that wikipedia likes to sensor information which may be detrimental to the stock price of criminal enterprises. With how quickly you deleted this edit, it is clear that somebody within the company of R&B monitors the board and sent in a deletion request. Go do research before having the gall to delete scientific information that I would bet you are not qualified to discern whether it is correct or not. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.15.172.90 (talk) 04:46, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

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Test edits[edit]

I did not make these edits. Stop making false accusations. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 219.79.82.205 (talk) 08:39, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

IP user 217.179.202.94[edit]

Since you added an additional warning after a final warning, perhaps you need the following link: Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism, which is useful for reporting people begging to be blocked. ("He needed blockin', and I was just the person to point it out!") :-) - Denimadept (talk) 19:12, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

is there a policy reason you deleted my Del Yocam changes?[edit]

Why did you remove these edits? https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Del_Yocam&oldid=622521280&diff=prev — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bosnash (talkcontribs) 22:03, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

And if you bothered to look at the next edit [7], your edit was restored and given a reference to support it.--Mr Fink (talk) 22:29, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Hello
I am glad and thankful for your revert on article Boat.
please also check his other edits,
Best wishes
Aftab Banoori (Talk) 11:20, 14 September 2014 (UTC)


Three Kings album[edit]

Hello, Materialscientist, this is Shallowharold here. I'm having a bit of trouble with a vandal here. One of the songwriters on the TGT album Three Kings keeps adding his name to one of the songs that numerous sources clearly do not indicate that he is a writer. He's been doing this for about a year- both under his own username as well as under an IP address. I wonder if something can be done about this, as I have told them repeatedly not to add their name without having any reliable sources. Thank you. Shallowharold (talk) 12:04, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

I've posted a templated note to Kennygotsoul asking to provide a reliable reference, let us see then. Materialscientist (talk) 21:40, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

JSTOR[edit]

Hi Materialscientist: I notice you removed all the "via JSTOR" and "subscription required" parameters I put in the black catbird article. Was there a reason for that? I've recently been given a JSTOR account through Wikipedia and we've been asked (see the WP:JSTOR project page) to supply that information for articles we've accessed using that account. MeegsC (talk) 21:24, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Yes. That note gave an impression that the source can only be accessed via JSTOR subscription, which is incorrect (e.g. for the Kluza ref). That said, it is not that important, and I won't mind if the note is restored. Materialscientist (talk) 21:31, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
Where I'd linked to a PDF (like Kluza), I didn't include the JSTOR message. It was only on those articles available only behind paywalls (i.e Dunn, Scott et al). As you say you don't mind, I will restore them there. Thanks! MeegsC (talk) 22:15, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
You linked PDFs where you knew them, there are many more that may appear in the near future. Materialscientist (talk) 22:17, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
Okay. Well, I'll ask at WP:JSTOR what they suggest. I'm only doing what they asked those of us who got free accounts to do! Damned if I do and damned if I don't, it appears. :-/ MeegsC (talk) 02:58, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
I've posted a question at WT:JSTOR, if you'd like to comment/explain your concerns there too. MeegsC (talk) 03:08, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

I think their request to place that disclaimer violates WP:UNDUE, i.e. Wikipedia policies may override their advice. Many JSTOR articles can also be accessed via other databases (like SORA) or at the original publisher's site (e.g. doi:10.1676/0043-5643(2004)116[0366:TTHOTB]2.0.CO;2 for JSTOR 4164705), even if the wikiarticle writer accessed them via JSTOR subscription or offer. We may not put undue weight on JSTOR access, unless it is free for everyone. Note, that we don't particularly favor Google Books when clicking on ISBNs, even though a large portion of Google Books is free to read. Materialscientist (talk) 03:19, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

So I see that despite your comment "I won't mind if the note is restored", you've reverted me. Disappointed, gotta say. Will wait for guidance from the project before proceeding, because I, for one, don't like edit wars. MeegsC (talk) 13:47, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
I've reverted you to restore useful reference fixes that you discarded, perhaps thinking that my edit only removed the jstor disclaimer. Materialscientist (talk) 20:50, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, you were right; I didn't look closely enough to see that you'd added DOIs as well. Hey, I didn't know if you were still following the JSTOR thread on their talk page, but one editor has just left an interesting comment with something I didn't know — namely that JSTOR has a registry program where any individual can access up to 78 articles per year for free. That, apparently, is what the "via JSTOR" link leads to. He suggests editors use the "registration required" rather than "subscription required" parameter, which takes the reader to the appropriate page. Just FYI! MeegsC (talk) 16:24, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Dawphin[edit]

Hi

Looks like they've actaully asked to have their talk page revoked, not sure if you want to have a look or not as you put the block in place. Amortias (T)(C) 22:20, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Revoked, thanks. Materialscientist (talk) 22:24, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

IP sock vandals[edit]

There have been a series IP socks making inappropriate edits to the User and User talk pages of blocked socks PapaJeckloy and Fangirlbot. I did a couple of reversions, but I’m not willing to get myself into 3RR trouble. The IPs that weren’t blocked last time I looked were 222.239.74.152 and 77.234.43.180; DoRD earlier range-blocked 77.234.40.150 (77.234.40.0/24), but as you can see they got around that. (A minute before being blocked, 77.234.40.150 placed a claim on User talk:Kapamilyaliker that said user was a PapaJeckloy sock. Seems odd to me, but I suppose it needs checking; Kapamilyaliker did edit Philippines-related articles, and seems to have been consistently causing trouble.) Thanks for anything you can do. BlueMoonset (talk) 06:06, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

A new IP, 77.234.41.181, has just been heard from... BlueMoonset (talk) 06:34, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
I've semiprotected User:PapaJeckloy, and don't feel like checking Kapamilyaliker only because some IP tagged them. DoRD already blocked some of their ranges. Let me know if you notice some new activity, otherwise, I'd leave this case for now. Materialscientist (talk) 06:48, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

about Momčilo Bajagić and the song "Dzamije lete"[edit]

I heard this song at Youtube. Here are the links:
1) Original - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXDTRPzCLQs
2) with English subtitles - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq_J2C6Hrz0

Lyrics of the song (and also the quality of this video) made me think that it is from 1992 year; I could be wrong though.
By the way, I am not 100% sure that it is _that_ Momčilo (the Soldier aka Narkoman). If this is not true, please tell

GeForce 700 and RPP[edit]

Thanks for looking after that page. I should have formulated the RPP request a bit better, I guess - the pages GeForce 900 series, GeForce 600 series, GeForce 500 series and GeForce 400 series have been getting the same unwanted attention today and also need renewed protection. Thanks, if you can get to it - JohnInDC (talk) 22:56, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Semiprotected those for 1 month (I was going to have a look after a break, but could have forgotten, thank for reminding). Materialscientist (talk) 23:14, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks so much. See you around - JohnInDC (talk) 23:18, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Abusive IP user[edit]

Hey, Materialscientist. An article you recently protected has generated some user talk page abuse from the IP user who was making the article changes: diff. I thought you might want to look at this. Regards, Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 13:08, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, DL. Materialscientist, I found someone to revdel the comments (they even got to one before I saw it) so for now this is in hand. JohnInDC (talk) 16:46, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Olympic medals for swimmers in the preliminaries[edit]

Hey, Materialscientist. I just discovered this edit of yours, and I wanted to give you a head's up. Notwithstanding the fact Sports-Reference.com and several other sports statistics databases show medals for Olympic swimmers who only swam in the preliminary heats, and not the event finals, for the winning relay teams, the preliminary heat swimmers were not eligible for medals under the FINA and Olympic rules until the 1984 Summer Olympics. There were a lot of American and Australian 5th and 6th men on those relay teams prior to 1984 who were every bit as good as the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th men, but did not get a medal because they did not swim in the event finals. In light of your edit to the Steve Clark article, I thought you would want to know. Cheers. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 02:59, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I've learned that quite some time after those edits. Materialscientist (talk) 03:10, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
We really need to let the Sports-Reference folks know -- it's a glaring mechanical error in an otherwise outstanding Olympic sports database. I'm guessing that when they were doing the programming for their site, someone just made an assumption and applied the post-1984 rules to all of the swimmers who were listed as members of the pre-1984 relay teams that finished in the top three in the event finals. I believe similar rules existed for the track & field relay teams before 1984, too. In any event, it's nice to know that someone else is tending to these swimmer bios! Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 03:25, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Please protect 2014–15 Liga I[edit]

I made a request to WP:RFPP since yesterday but there is no action so far... Shocate (talk) 08:37, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

User:FCSTEAUABUCURESTISA also broke 3RR rule (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Administrators%27_noticeboard/Edit_warring#User:FCSTEAUABUCURESTISA_reported_by_User:Shocate_.28Result:_.29). Me and User:Eddie Nixon are having serious problems with him. Shocate (talk) 08:40, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • The official name o CSMS Iasi is "CS Municipal Studentesc Iaşi (IS)", read this on the FRF (the governing body of football in Romania) official web site here, on this page abbreviations are not a allowed, if you want to add please add to all Liga I football teams, not only this team. You don't understand that is same thing with another football team FC Sportul Studentesc Bucuresti. The name of this team was FCSS Bucuresti or Sportul Studentesc Bucuresti??? Team name on the official website is C.S. Municipal Studentesc Iasi- click here can see on top page the banner. Please block this user Shocate. 09:15, 17 September 2014 (UTC) User:FCSTEAUABUCURESTISA

edit made[edit]

Hi the edit I made was not a test I have read over wikipedia articles and other web based sources and I think the edit is in order when I made the edit I cited a wikipedia article, so would you please allow it to remain in place.

Ok thank you I will cite another one of the ressources and im sorry for removing "a" im a little new to the webpage coding — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shteeluck4 (talkcontribs) 11:44, 17 September 2014 (UTC) Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shteeluck4 (talkcontribs) 11:34, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Re. HTSC[edit]

Hi, why do you keep deleting my edits?

Also, what counts as "peer review", would an independent replication with video and technical data count? I feel that deleting every edit without even a helpful pointer is unfair and could count as vandalism in its own right. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 185.16.69.40 (talk) 23:33, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Policium[edit]

I've been researching presently unused names for chemical elements, and having found a mention of 'policium' in a footnote of the page "List of chemical element name etymologies", I checked for a redirect, only to find that a page for "Policium" had been deleted.

Certainly a page is not warranted -- reportedly the name was facetiously suggested for element 110 (darmstadtium) "because 110 is the emergency telephone number for the German police." This may be too frivolous a basis for a redirect (which I don't know how to institute anyway). According to Sam Kean in The Disappearing Spoon (2010), the name "grovesium" (with accompanying symbol "Grr") was a similar tongue-in-cheek suggestion for element 61, promethium. There is no mention of this at all on Wikipedia, nor is there a redirect.

There are, however, some redirects associated with element names that were seriously proposed or suggested, but not adopted -- Athenium, Centurium, Danubium, Odinium, Spectrium, Tyrium -- even though the names don't appear in the articles. I found these six (and others, for which there are also redirects) in the list of symbols for chemical elements.

Maybe the anecdote about "policium" isn't even true. But if by chance someone had created a page or a redirect with that connection in mind, now you know perhaps why. And the value of including the footnote that contains the anecdote may also be in question...

No need to respond. I felt like trying the "talk" feature and that I might be able to suggest a plausible explanation. 178.219.76.12 (talk) 13:57, 18 September 2014 (UTC) Douglas W. Boone (compiler and amateur philosopher of science)

User:Nathan Ronald[edit]

Hi,

He appears to have picked up where Dylan Bruner left off when he was blocked, might be worth taking a look if you have a chance. Amortias (T)(C) 20:07, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Blocked, thanks. Materialscientist (talk) 20:59, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Hilda Runciman[edit]

Hi, I notice that you have made a recent edit to this page, adding the image Hilda Runciman 1927.jpg that you recently uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. I think this image [and a number of others that you have uploaded to Commons] being used on wikipedia will cause problems as it is not a free image. This image was created in 1927 which means that it is not out of copyright and therefore should not have been uploaded to Commons. I would suggest that you delete it. Arguably it could still be used in wikipedia if it were to be uploaded to wikipedia with a fair use rationale. But it would only be able to be used on this page. You also uploaded another image Hilda Runciman 1920s.jpg, which appears on this page. The date of this image is questionable [I think that it was taken after 1927] but arguably it is also still under copyright and should not have been uploaded to Commons and could only be used on the subjects page in preference to Hilda Runciman 1927.jpg Graemp (talk) 05:34, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of User talk:Gerardmicheal35[edit]

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A tag has been placed on User talk:Gerardmicheal35, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G11 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page seems to be unambiguous advertising which only promotes a company, product, group, service or person and would need to be fundamentally rewritten in order to become encyclopedic. Please read the guidelines on spam and Wikipedia:FAQ/Organizations for more information.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, and you wish to retrieve the deleted material for future reference or improvement, then please contact the deleting administrator, or if you have already done so, you can place a request here. Passengerpigeon (talk) 07:57, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Sorry MaterialScientist[edit]

Sorry about the Canadian Music Awards mishap, that was a complete accident. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sapunza (talkcontribs) 08:46, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Regarding the removal of links[edit]

Hello, I'm RDivya. I'm new to Wikipedia and all excited about contributing to it. I'm interested in Bollywood Movies, Beauty Pageants, Sports, Wild life and much more, so I've started editing the articles of my interest. You seem to have removed several of the edits I have made. I would like to know the specific reason for the removal, and also the link you replaced on Miss World 2014 is in another language, and the one i added as a reference was in English which I think has a wider user group. Apart from that, I added a reference to the Movie- Spark as there were no references provided. There are numerous relevant resources for Bollywood movies and I just wanted to add more reliable references which focus on the film rather than the news. Awaiting your response and feedback. Thanks for the help. Cheers! Divya (talk) 09:58, 19 September 2014 (UTC)


The article said that there are no references, so I added one which was content-relevant to the article. Divya (talk) 10:21, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Changes to charity page[edit]

Hi, I was sent a message to say my recent changes to the Homeless International page did not seem constructive.

The company has re-branded and is no longer called Homeless International. Cite error: A <ref> tag is missing the closing </ref> (see the help page). How can I make these changes?

Reall int (talk) 11:09, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Why did you remove our copy?[edit]

Why did you class our copy as unconstructive??

"Buckinghamshire is the Entrepreneurial Heart of Britain where, for well over a decade, more businesses have started here than anywhere else in the UK. This is borne of the heartbeat of enterprise, which is manifest in a propensity to act; and a propensity to successfully exploit new ideas. It is no accident that we are the Birthplace of the Paralympics at Stoke Mandeville, the creative film engine for James Bond and Star Wars at Pinewood Studios, and the joint home of the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit.

The Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) is a business-led 'partnership of equals' between local government and the private sector, building the conditions for sustainable economic growth in the county.

We are here to deliver a clear compelling evidence-based economic vision and strategy for Bucks to encourage more activity to be driven by strategy at the level of the whole LEP area rather than by often conflicting policies at the levels of individual institutions; to fight for the resources needed to deliver this vision, on our own and in collaboration with neighbouring geographies."

As the Entrepreneurial Heart of Britain this information is relevant to the economic section of 'Buckinghamshire' and BTVLEP is not a private organisation and is established to promote the business benefits of Bucks. Please reinstate this copy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by R.Burton68 (talkcontribs) 11:40, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Special:Contribs/Dsafawdfsfvsds[edit]

I have more list of this spambot (which is all blocked). Should I open an SPI case? Or just leave it as is? (I'm still not that familiar with enwiki's SPI rules...) Thanks from Korean Wikipedia (where this spam is first seen), — revi^ 12:21, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Not including this. — revi^ 12:25, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
There is little use listing blocked accounts, but listing non-blocked ones would be useful. Materialscientist (talk) 12:29, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
Even if it has no edit here? — revi^ 12:38, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
I need something for checking - either edits, or user creation log on this wiki, or non-empty edit filter log. I can't block a user who hasn't done anything on this wiki. Materialscientist (talk) 12:43, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
OK, thanks for your reply. I'll check for unblocked, non-empty log or edit or abusefilter log. Thanks! — revi^ 12:46, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Have no idea what you are talking about[edit]

I have no idea who you are or what you want, but I was sent a message saying that I had deleted some info. I have never touched any article ever. So I really do not know what you are talking about. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.44.42.83 (talk) 08:12, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

You're using an a generic IP address. Someone using that IP address deleted over 2000 characters from the MDMA article (here are the changes) on 7 September 2014. If you weren't the one who did it, pay the warning no mind. - Denimadept (talk) 19:21, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the correction regarding original work. According to http://www.mantatrust.org/about-mantas/social-lives/ whether or not the Manta Ray moves depends on the strength of the current at the cleaning station. Ericwilliammarshall (talk) 22:06, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Frequent flyer is back[edit]

You blocked this IP last time, he's ba-a-a-a-a-K: User talk:98.109.55.224 see multiple vandalism edits here today and also this He clearly has an issue with certain race horses out of California. Montanabw(talk) 00:55, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Blocked, thanks. Materialscientist (talk) 01:47, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Blocked editor[edit]

Hi Materialscientist, I noticed that yesterday you blocked User:Cozimeow for edits he was making on Donald Simpson Bell. Well, just a day later, a brand new editor appears adding non-notable names in the same pattern that the blocked user was doing.[8], and adding his statement in the same place. What are the chances that another new editor would conduct the same original research, come up with the same non-notable distant relative and try to get it included in Wikipedia? To me, it looks like an attempt to get around the block you posted yesterday. I reverted the editor, and an IP that I think is trying to egg on the editor by messing around with his edit. Can you look at this new editor? Thanks. Cmr08 (talk) 02:53, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Re: Sleep deprivation[edit]

Hello! I'm confused regading this [ revision comparison]. My edit was fairly cosmetic and rudimentary, merely explaining prion diseases. For some reason, links to perfectly good sources were deleted. Perhaps a bug? I did not knowingly remove any sources. It would be silly, not to mention that the focus of my edit was purely on editing that little bit of text in that bullet point, not the rest of the article. I'm going to attempt another minor edit. Cheers. 89.253.74.52 (User ) 04:49, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Tried it again- to my suprised it's doing the same thing again. Very frustrating seeing how it's such a simple edit. Indeed, a bug? 89.253.74.52 (talk) 04:56, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Such unwilling url removals may occur when editing through a misconfigured server. Materialscientist (talk) 04:58, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

unreferenced[edit]

You are most probably correct. Which article? I know how to reference it. I have been editing as Notafly (not Notafly2) for five or six years. One day I found a welcome message in French on French Wikipedia as Notafly2. Since then despite many efforts I am permanently logged in as the unwelcome Notafly2. Usually I log out and then back in again under my "real" name. This time I must have forgotten. All the best not the imposter Notafly2 but Notafly (talk) 12:12, 21 September 2014 (UTC) not (talk) 12:10, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Peppered moth. Cheers. Materialscientist (talk) 12:18, 21 September 2014 (UTC) PS. I saw it was the Peppered moth description, which is now referenced.I must do the same for several recent edits. Many thanks for the reminder.Notafly (talk) 12:31, 21 September 2014 (UTC)


Special protons - nonsense articles[edit]

Could you have a look at two alleged "physics" articles which have recently appeared: Special proton and Special Protons? They both appear to be nonsense and are completely unsourced, so I think they should just be removed. However the Wikipedia deletion policies look complicated and I am not sure exactly how to do it, so I am referring the problem to you as an experienced anti-nonsense administrator who knows physics. Dirac66 (talk) 15:03, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Just speedy delete this nonsense crap. The creator has done nothing else and is probably using this article as a test or probe to see how long nonsense lasts (he even added an unsourced tag). He has no interactions with other editors. He is a single purpose editor troll at present. [9]. SBHarris 16:33, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
Deleted one, the other was already nuked. Regards. Materialscientist (talk) 21:44, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Please unprotect GeForce 900 series[edit]

Please unprotect GeForce 900 series. JohnInDC and ClueBot NG had mistakenly believed that the edits of a disruptive Malaysian IP-hopper on this article were vandalism because this editor had been disruptively editing the articles regarding the GeForce 400 through 800M series while making helpful edits to the article about the 900 series. This editor's edits on the articles regarding the 400 through 800M series harmed them because multiple sources have stated that the GPUs in these series cannot achieve full Direct3D 12 like http://techreport.com/news/26210/directx-12-will-also-add-new-features-for-next-gen-gpus and http://wccftech.com/nvidia-geforce-gtx-980-geforce-gtx-970-pictured-glory/ , but the IP-hopper kept editing those articles stating that they will support the full Direct3D 12 when they really will support a subset of Direct3D 12 that is limited to feature level 11_0 plus some feature level 11_1 abilities that could be accessed with capability bits which tell the program which features are supported beyond the basic feature level 11_0. However, the 900 series supports the full Direct3D 12 set. I have reported the false positive reverts to ClueBot NG's false positive form and to JohnInDC. The editor seems to be an Nvidia fanboy/fangirl who thinks that Nvidia can do no wrong and wrote that Nvidia is the only truly reliable source regarding Nvidia products. However, I personally learned that this was not the case when my laptop's G86 GPU failed like what had been described in the "bumpgate" scandal which Charlie Demerjian uncovered. The failed GPU took the laptop's motherboard with it because it was soldered to the motherboard. (Personally, I have also been burned by AMD as well when its poor drivers for my Radeon HD 6970 kept crashing if I tried to do simple office and web browsing tasks shortly after booting my computer, forcing me to replace my Radeon with a GeForce. Therefore, I am no fanboy of either GPU vendor.) Jesse Viviano (talk) 16:21, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Unprotected. Cheers. Materialscientist (talk) 21:41, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

It's a lot to learn[edit]

Brain tumors aren't easy to live with; so please bear with me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tomkwill (talkcontribs) 03:00, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi Materialscientist. I saw your block of User:Tomkwill and I checked out his contributions. It looks like he was a bit confused about the article and the changes/blanking listed the filter log are just him trying to correct his mistakes. I don't think a block was warranted in this case, especially an indefinite one, and I'm wondering if you would reconsider your decision? Ishdarian 05:01, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
Ok, cheers. Materialscientist (talk) 05:06, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, and no hard feelings. It was a welcome challenge, getting unblocked. By the way, can you explain your thought process on why I was blocked? Your two cents might be worth a fortune to me some day. -Cheers Tomkwill (talk) 05:51, 23 September 2014 (UTC)Tomkwill
Repeated posting of random ramblings, combined with removals; lack of edit summaries and reasonable attempts to communicate or explain yourself. Plus your edits fell into a rush hour. Materialscientist (talk) 05:57, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
I will respectfully disagree with your assertions of ramblings; and at least I am able to form complete sentences. The only repeated edits to possibly be considered of offense were in regards to a single topic, the 2003 World Series, therefore not random. Those edits were in talk pages. That is a less formal place for editing, correct? To the topic of removals, only two such removals occurred within no more than few minutes of posting, likely only seconds, again in talk pages. To the best of my knowledge, I had only removed the very thing I had posted. As for reasonable attempts to explain myself, I had in all edits, referenced the Steve Bartman incident[1] as found on this site.
You have welcomed questions with your edits on my talk page in section "September 2014." Thanks for the invite. I assume the invitation is still open to edit here, the same invitation which led me to edit here in the first place. I might understand a temporary block until "rush hour" subsides. I spent many hours before "rush hour" had subsided trying to get my arguments together to request unblocking. You may like to glance at the section "Assuming good faith" in my talk page. Have you any explanation as to why I received no reasonable discussion prior to being indefinitely blocked? You might have given me a reminder about edit summaries before now.
Also when I attempted to correct my oversight of not signing my last edit, I had been informed I was indefinitely blocked, citing vandalism. Am I correct in my impression, my first edit in this section was, for some hours, considered vandalism? Tomkwill (talk) 06:47, 23 September 2014 (UTC)Tomkwill

User:Sfberglund[edit]

You unblocked the user. Did the link the user add just now go against your agreement? Walter Görlitz (talk) 05:29, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

We were talking about other links, as I recall, but the sole purpose of this account seems advertising external unencyclopedic sites, thus reblocked. Materialscientist (talk) 05:45, 23 September 2014 (UTC)