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Rajniesh Duggall[edit]

My edits to the page "Rajneesh Duggal" were based on his twitter account @rajniesh19. Though this account is not verified yet (his limited filmography) verified accounts have tagged him with this account making it a reliable source (probably). My other changes are based on his claims in the show khatron ke khiladi where he is currently the finalist ie that he was the voice of donald duck and has been a national level swimmer — Preceding unsigned comment added by STya SweetFA (talkcontribs) 19:14, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

editing Kutch Gurjar Kashtriya[edit]

You reverted my edit. That s fine by me, but you are fooling the public. Gurjars are not Kshatriyas (which only Rajputs are), there are many references on the net. Perhaps you belong to the Gurjar community, so you want to promote it. I give you little chance since majority of Indians know the system by heart. Even the title is misspelt Kashtriya instead of Kshatriya. This is just a waste of my time , i will not edit this erronous " encyclopedia" anymore. Success (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 11:56, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

editing FA Cup 2012-13 and others[edit]

The source of the information in the paragraph titled "Poison chalice" is lower down on the page: I just traced which team had been beaten in each round going back from the Final.

editing b.j.medical college pune page[edit]

Hello,my name is amit khune and i had edited the b.j.medical college pune page to add names to famous alumni page.these were 1.Dr nitin kareer-secretary to chief minister of Maharashtra 2.srikar pardeshi- pimpri chinchwad municipal commissioner 3.mahesh dixit-IPS Officer First 2 officers belong to the indian administrativr service while last one belongs to indian police service which are very prestigious posts in the indian administration. You can check their names on net.and these 3 officers belong to b.j.medical college pune as do i.please verify it on internet before deleting. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Amit khune (talkcontribs) 22:35, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

removal of links[edit]

Hello Materialscientist, I think you removed the external links in error. Those links were to articles written by well respected experts in the reptile field and provide relevant information to the pages where the links were added to. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jvirata (talkcontribs) 22:39, 12 May 2014 (UTC)


Hi. User:, whom you blocked for vandalism last month, has continued his/her vandalism. In addition, he/she has blanked all previous warnings from that IP's talk page, making it difficult for admins and other editors to see the transparency of his/her history of vandalism, at a glance, and replaced those warnings with material that may be defamation of a real-life person. I know that editors are allowed to blank their talk pages, but when IP vandals blank past warnings, it may make it harder for admins to intervene with historical accuracy, and if that person mentioned in that fake article is a real-life person, it could leave Wikipedia open to legal issues. I think a long-term block should be imposed on that account. In any event, I hope you keep a close eye on that page. I've restored the past warnings to give you an idea of the problem, but he/she may re-blank them. There is no reason to think that that vandal is going to stop. Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 01:59, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

The user has reverted the page, and restored the possibly defamatory material. Nightscream (talk) 00:14, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your intervention. I have a question, though: When is disallowing an IP editor to blank warnings from their talk page (and protecting the page) permitted, and when is it not, and which criteria would you cite for having protected's talk page? Don't get me wrong, I agree with you, but I ask because of this discussion I started on the topic. Can you offer your thoughts there? Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 01:45, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
IPs are not allowed to remove some maintenance templates from their talk, such as active block templates and ISP templates. Also, user/IP talk pages are reserved for communication and should not be used for article drafts/storage, advertisement and some other inappropriate activities. Removing warnings is well allowed. This is (partly) described in WP:BLANKING. Materialscientist (talk) 01:57, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Photo of Sheikha Al-Mayassa Al-Thani[edit]

Why do you keep deleting the photo on the page of Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani when it has the proper license - which is listed as an acceptable option on Wikimedia Commons and subsequently approved?

Separately you have stated that "non-commercial license is not Ok for Wikipedia", when all Creative Commons licenses are technically Non Commercial, unless otherwise attributed. I do not understand your comment, as in June 2009 the Wikipedia community and Wikimedia Foundation board approved the adoption of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA) license as the main content license for Wikipedia and other Wikimedia sites.

AmmarAbdRabbo (talk) 06:34, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

There are numerous Creative Commons Licenses. For a brief instruction see [1] - uploading content with a non-commercial (NC) or no-derivative (ND) CC license is not allowed on Wikipedia. Materialscientist (talk) 07:15, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

So why is it listed as an upload option if Wikipedia does not allow it? AmmarAbdRabbo (talk) 07:38, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Listed where? Here it is not. Materialscientist (talk) 12:19, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Re. your message[edit]

What edits are you talking about? (talk) 15:27, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Edit concerning use of varieties of English and spelling in Ocean[edit]

If you could clarify your meaning the reversal of [this edit] in the Oceans article. You point to WP:ENGVAR, while I was attempting to follow WP:ARTCON, and MOS:RETAIN. The majority of unit spellings are in British english (metres) I can't tell the precise meaning of "no, units follow WP:ENGVAR". They may all need to change one way or the other. Based on, [this edit] is the first post-stub edit to add unit spellings in American English, and based on "When no English variety has been established and discussion cannot resolve the issue, the variety used in the first non-stub revision is considered the default. If no English variety was used consistently, the tie is broken by the first post-stub contributor to introduce text written in a particular English variety." from MOS:RETAIN they should all be American English, even if you don't consider the incorporation of unit spellings. Respond here or on my talk page. Cheers, Esoxidtalkcontribs 21:19, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

I haven't checked the original spelling of the article, if any, but the argument that "metre" should be spelled as "metre" per international conventions is wrong - metre and meter are merely two different spellings. Note that many spelling varieties are listed outside because a certain international body historically favors a certain regional spelling (Commonwealth or US) - this is no guide for Wikipedia. Materialscientist (talk) 21:24, 13 May 2014 (UTC)
That was not my assertion in reverting the edit. My point was that just about all spellings in the article are "metre", and a single edit changing one instance to "meter" just further confuses what should be the standard use on the article. I actually agree it should be "meter" since that was the default until instances of "metre" were added. Esoxidtalkcontribs 01:06, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
Looks like I found the reason. The Template:Convert was in use without the specification of spelling, so they were being converted and automatically spelled as "metre". Esoxidtalkcontribs 01:17, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
Sure, and I haven't looked there while reverting. Fixing that. Materialscientist (talk) 01:20, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Edit Summary[edit]

Hello: I removed some content from the Experticity page because it didn't apply to the company that currently has the name, which was purchased from another company that is out of business. (The content referred to the out-of-business company). You reminded me to add an edit summary, which I didn't do. Sorry about that. The changes I made were intentional. Thanks! Hollylarocco (talk) 21:26, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Neolithic editing undone[edit]

I don't understand your reasoning for undoing the changes on the Neolithic page.

I edited the BCs to BCEs, and two hours later you undid it. Can you explain?

Thanks. Bohoi (talk) 21:31, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

See WP:ERA. Materialscientist (talk) 21:32, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Got it. Bohoi (talk) 22:01, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the comments. I do not believe that stating that similar electromagnetic charges repulse each other constitute original research. Rejecting clear known science in favor of bizarre esoteric concepts has never helped to enrich the knowledge base of humanity. I only state facts, therefore hardly original research.

A few citations from Max Planck

- A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.

- New scientific ideas never spring from a communal body, however organized, but rather from the head of an individually inspired researcher who struggles with his problems in lonely thought and unites all his thought on one single point which is his whole world for the moment.

I am 68 tears of age, an observer of nature and science for half a century, and witness to quite a few blunders. If I cannot express simple correct facts about nature in this forum, where else can I go? Dark energy is an hypothesis, so are the cosmological constant and quintessence, barely mathematical objects to plug into equations, but nothing really observable. That attitude of inventing esoteric forces is be the domain of religion. I talk about ions, stars and EMfields.

Regards — Preceding unsigned comment added by Richard.drapeau (talkcontribs) 22:11, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

IP editor block[edit]

Thanks for the assist. IP editor first defaced Godwin's law, then decided to have a go at my talk page. Was half tempted to report IP to his ISP, not that BT would do much about it.Wzrd1 (talk) 23:24, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Biography of Pawan Kumar Chamling[edit]

Hello Mateialscientist my contents has been removed. My mission is to make my state data acculturate informative. I am a newbie for it. I provide you the reference of my content. The reference is

Thanking you

Charles Rai — Preceding unsigned comment added by Charles Rai (talkcontribs) 10:40, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Garth Brooks Article Edit[edit]

Hi Mareriakscientist,

I believe I referenced my article edit sufficiently with 3 different reliable sources, two Irish & The Irish Times and one international, BBC News. If this is not satisfactory or more are required then please let me know. JJMDoherty (talk) 13:16, 14 May 2014 (UTC) JJMDoherty


Hi, Materialscientist. You blocked User:Maeveh at the same time as I was typing some advice for them here. Since they had actually complied with Dougweller's request for an explanation, I wanted to give them one more chance, with my advice + warning. It's true that they may well end up indeffed pretty soon, as not being really competent to edit Wikipedia (for instance, it doesn't look like they're aware of having created the account User:Maeveg, which in my opinion probably arose from a typo). But I would still like to give them one more chance, considering what I told them on the page. Do you mind if I unblock? I'll keep an eye on them. Bishonen | talk 13:23, 14 May 2014 (UTC).

I don't mind. Cheers. Materialscientist (talk) 13:26, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I've unblocked and explained about the second account, and they immediately removed their frustrated outburst about it. So far so good! Bishonen | talk 14:09, 14 May 2014 (UTC).


Tanks for correcting the name of cabra Amy i ask you for whatever reason u created this page? Do u want to up date it ? Best Michael MIMOUNI — Preceding unsigned comment added by Afikomane (talkcontribs) 22:11, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

The Bearded Wonder Main Page[edit]

Actually he's got a point. SlightSmile 01:15, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, he does, even if he did put it in the wrong place. :) --Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 01:22, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

Alligator Snapper[edit]

While your fixing the refs the first one the Checklist from 2010 should be updated to the 2012 version. It essentially the same just more up to date. You can get it on another page I have already done Central American river turtle its reference 8 on that page Turtle Taxonomy Working Group. Can copy it from there if you like. Or I will do it tomorrow evening. Cheers Faendalimas talk 02:41, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

Hello ,i am Tirinti.I have made some changes in the article about Burma.I have subbmitted some informations that are recent estimates . — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tirinti (talkcontribs) 12:21, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

Page protection[edit]

Hi MS. Your talkpage has become a bit of a stomping ground for 1abacada's socktroll army this afternoon, and since you haven't been around for a couple of hours I've taken the liberty of semi-protecting the page for a day. Obviously I won't object in the slightest if you choose to remove the protection on your return. All the best, Yunshui  14:09, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

Starting a slow, thorough, major revision of the Organic Chemistry article[edit]

I wanted to call your attention to it, so you might be aware, as an editor/admin that has acted there. I have placed Talk section notes for the past year or two, without any response or comment.

I will nevertheless proceed slowly, and using only the best sources. (I am a professional medicinal/org chemist with doctoral level training, and both industry and academic professional experience.)

Let me know of any concerns. I wish to make progress, but at first sign of edit warring, I will depart the article, for good. Le Prof Leprof 7272 (talk) 14:50, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

Removal of photograph of Abdus Salam speaking at the University of Chicago[edit]

The image is free to use and can remain in the article - thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jimiwo (talkcontribs) 19:31, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

Buddy Rich talk page may be of interest[edit]

...vis-a-vis earlier comments left by you, regarding activities of an editor involved in a POV / COI matter. Cheers. Le Prof Leprof 7272 (talk) 19:48, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

Sock tagging[edit]

Hi MS. Would it be a great inconvenience to the project if we didn't tag the accounts that the 1abacada vandal has created? It's quite clear from his actions that he's collecting these as a sort of graffiti tagging, so if possible we should WP:DENY this. There's some recent discussion on my talk page: happy to discuss there if you want.  —SMALLJIM  22:19, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

Personally, I don't mind (in this case; non-tagging as a policy should be discussed with the community), especially if this would make you feel better. Cheers. Materialscientist (talk) 11:49, 16 May 2014 (UTC)
Oh it's not that – I have a pretty thick hide! But when recognition (in this case, by lists of tagged accounts) is so obviously what a vandal is seeking, we need to consider whether the maintenance of such lists is actually encouraging the vandalism to continue. That's true even if the vandal is only tagging pages because he's aware of and gets a hit from the dilemma that it creates; and if we speculated that if the tagging was stopped then he'd look for some other means of gaining attention, we'd probably not be wrong. And so it would go on...
It may be possible to sidestep all this by employing WP:RBI / WP:DENY. It would need cooperation and vigilance, of course, and it isn't a quick fix – one would expect an increase in activity at first as the vandal jumps up and down shouting "Look at me!" – but it has worked in the past.
Now I'm sure this has been suggested to you before and I'm not naive enough to expect immediate adoption of the principle, nor am I committed enough to start a large-scale community discussion; I just want to put forward this alternative approach to some of those who've been pursuing the same course for a long time.  —SMALLJIM  14:08, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Transition Metal Dichalcogenide monolayers[edit]

Would you take a look at Transition Metal Dichalcogenide monolayers. I dont like articles like this because they always seem like self-promotion and recentism, but in any case, the links look like copyright violations. The images are so deluxe that I worry about their source too. Thanks, --Smokefoot (talk) 17:30, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

Self-promotion and recentism - yes, possibly, but I don't see clear copyright issues with text and figures. Atomic structures aside, images are linked to their source articles, where they are similar, but not to the point of copyright violation. Most links are to Arxiv, which is acceptable. Materialscientist (talk) 04:48, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your advice. Some points:
  • 1) I did not realize that pdf's of copyrighted articles can be be made freely available. Would seem to have revolutionary implications for Wikipedia, since so many readers are prevented from reading papers by "paywalls".
  • 2) I guess that for specialized areas, if someone decides to write a very specialized review, there is not a lot we can do.
  • 3) I guess is no way to force such authors to have real user pages to describe themselves and clarify self-promotion or COI.

Best wishes, --Smokefoot (talk) 13:30, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Removal of knifesshipfree link[edit]


You removed a link I posted yesterday redirecting to a page where you can buy that not aloud? I just read the guidelines and there isn't anything I came across that explicitly says so...unless i missed it in all that text. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:38, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

\o/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:21, 16 May 2014 (UTC)‎[edit]

Hi: The AIV history log says that you blocked this IP for 3 months, but I'm not seeing a block notice on their contrib list or on teir block log. Am I missing something? BMK (talk) 01:38, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

I don't recall blocking this IP, and don't see a block in their logs right away. Materialscientist (talk) 03:13, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
I was going off of this edit summary of a Helper Bot edit. BMK (talk) 04:22, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
I think this is a glitch of the helper bot. It did such things in the past, though rarely. Materialscientist (talk) 04:24, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
How do I proceed, then, do I just relist the complaint? BMK (talk) 04:26, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
Yes, if it still actual. Materialscientist (talk) 04:27, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
Yes, it is. OK, that's what I'll do. Thanks. BMK (talk) 04:30, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I relisted, and it was removed again with the edit summary that DragonflySixtyseven had blocked the IP, but, again, I see no block. I've left a message for DF67, but assuming he didn't make a block, to whom does this glitch need to be reported? BMK (talk) 05:16, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Victor Hugo and Jules Verne[edit] (talk) 08:32, 17 May 2014 (UTC)Andre

Re. Victor Hugo, see

I have looked into this and Hugo did indeed meet Verne.

Bird moves :: sorry[edit]

  • It looks like that we both tried at the same time to catch on the bird moves list. Sorry, carry on, I have restored to text those pages that we both tried to move. Thanks. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 08:51, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks, I was actually writing an apology myself :-). Materialscientist (talk) 09:08, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
  • I have done all the entries above Blue crane. Carry on. Thanks. Sorry. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 09:13, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
This is a little weird. You've moved Common tern which is a featured article, and which uses "Common Tern" throughout and references the International Ornithological Committee who call it a "Common Tern". You're not changing the content of any page to be consistent with itself either, what's happening? (Incidentally, please include a reason for the move in the summary so we can all understand what's going on here). The Rambling Man (talk) 09:32, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
WP:Birds finally surrendered to the community, and now all fauna on this wiki uses sentence case for names (except for proper nouns). I'll link the latest RFC when I find it back. This is reflected in the WP:MOS. There are zillions of moves, so I stopped typing the summary due to my general laziness. Materialscientist (talk) 09:38, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
I found the (massive) discussion. But don't you consider it odd now that you've moved Common Tern to Common tern and yet the entire article and references use Common Tern? And by "sentence case" I assume all mid-sentence uses of "Common Tern" should now say "common tern"? Frankly, the inconsistency now introduced across many zillions of articles looks stupid. Not to mention that two of the examples of this at WP:Birds actually use capitals per IOC... The Rambling Man (talk) 09:42, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
Here is the RFC. I know some hard-working editors who decapitalize the body texts, but there are fewer admins who can move over redirects (which is required in most cases), thus the priority for admins is move, but I fix the body texts too when time permit. Materialscientist (talk) 09:43, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

My changes[edit]

I did changes to "Baiji" but forgot my source. Now I changed it back to extinct but I did nougthing else. But you are welcome to change it again.Snostorm417 (talk) 11:13, 17 May 2014 (UTC)Snowstrm417

Deleting of Criminal history of Richard (Dick Tiger) Murunga.[edit]

Richard (Dick Tiger) Murunga's criminal history.

I don't quite understand why you deleted what I what I wrote concerning the criminal history of Richard (Dick Tiger) Murunga. You stated that I didn't support these changes with a citation from a reliable source. How are the following not a reliable source?

1.) Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page). Windsor Police (Sonoma County Sheriff) 2.) California State Attorney General's Office 3.) U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya 4.) Kenya Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission 5.) KTN News ( - "Inside Story: Master's of Deceit Part 1 & 2". Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page).

Do I need an "Act of God" to expose this criminal before more victims suffer by his hand? Nemesis Watcher (talk) 16:13, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

You blocked an IP making good faith edits?[edit] (talk · contribs · WHOIS) is the IP. The block log reason is anon only. You're blocking an IP because its anonymous? Something allowed by Wikipedia:RIGHTS. Explain. Regards, Sun Creator(talk) 23:26, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

No, this is a long-term abuse case (LTA), where a good-faith editor is disrupting a wide range of animal-related articles, using various IPs, by designing a network of implausible or/and inexistent categories. Some of their edits are constructive. You can talk to user:Apokryltaros for further details. Materialscientist (talk) 23:32, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
This particular IP has been making unconstructive edits in the form of inserting inappropriate categories, like "photograph needed" for articles where the only existing photographs are of fragments and are copyrighted, or inserting information of dubious quality, often original research or plagiarisms, and inserting empty sections with no attempt to fill them. In addition to being totally unresponsive to messages and warnings from other editors. So, in other words, this anonymous editor was blocked not because it was anonymous, but because it was making messes in several articles, leaving other editors to clean up.--Mr Fink (talk) 00:55, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Seconded. Also, this "materialscientist" is a cyberstalker by way of his bots


Have you seen this?[2],[3] Is there an article in the works? This is pretty cool. Doc talk 04:15, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. If this is not sheer recentism, and there is enough material to write a substantial article then I'll write it today-tomorrow. As usual, news are self-serving and exaggerate the novelty and importance. Materialscientist (talk) 04:29, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I agree it's best not to get too excited until the data is really "all" there. Fleischmann–Pons comes to mind, (and the recent stem cell acid washing thing). But IBM is claiming this?! If this is all true: think of the possibilities! With 3D printing technology evolving now, this is potentially just astounding. I haven't seen a lot of solid scientific sources on it yet,[4] so the recentism concern is very understandable. Cheers :) Doc talk 06:37, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Adam's Peak[edit]

Could you keep a close eye on Adam's Peak. There have been a handful of IPs and socks trying to change the infobox title to some kind of local name. If it gets much worse I might recommend some admin action. --RacerX11 Talk to meStalk me 12:02, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Favonian protected the page as I was writing the above. --RacerX11 Talk to meStalk me 12:30, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Article moves[edit]

Hi Materialscientist;

When you moved American Crow, you didn't move Talk:American Crow, probably because the target page was edited in 2012. In such cases, Wikipedia:How_to_fix_cut-and-paste_moves may apply in that it may be appropriate to merge the page histories. Best wishes, Walter Siegmund (talk)

Strange, wikisoftware didn't tell me that the move didn't complete. Thanks to Anthony Appleyard for fixing that. I couldn't quickly find how to restore the Peer Review link, but this is a minor issue as the review is short and is from 2006. Materialscientist (talk) 22:01, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
A 2006 Peer Review link may be safely neglected, I think. Best wishes, Walter Siegmund (talk) 01:19, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of Humour Hires.png The Barnstar of Good Humor
Thanks for assigning a picture of Narendra Modi in the main page. You really deserve this barnstar, it is a big news for all Indians.  HPD   talk  16:31, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Notable Druze.[edit]

I believe Lt Colonel in the American Air Force is unique for a Druze. Please review American government list of promoted officers page 3 that specify Dr. Salah Masry as Lt Col in USAF.

Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Salahito (talkcontribs) 00:34, 19 May 2014 (UTC) Salahito (talk) 17:48, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

Flame Article Edit[edit]

Hey there, I just saw you reverted my edit on the article for the flame page. Why do you feel that it was necessary to revert it? Is there not a debate on the question of plasma vs. flame? I tried to inject some humor into my edit, but I also believe it was a meaningful contribution to the article. -Zsxd (talk) 07:27, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Author pushing his name[edit]

materialscientist, I have seen you around dependably correcting my errors, thank you ! and finally realized you are an administrator. Please help in a small mater of self promotion by an Argentinian author named Maximiliano Korstanje dark tourism:, and, changed the section Psychology, Philosophy and Anthropology on three occasions by inserting Maximiliano Korstanje prominently at the beginning of the section: First on April 6 here and here and then on April 17, the day after I had removed Korstanje's name here, and on April 20 here, and here The name pushing for M. Korstanje now by a third IP address continued on April 24 [5]

There is no Wikipedia page on Maximiliano Korstanje, and there wont be one in the forseeable future, given lack of notability, so the wikilink is unjustified. Second, when I edited the page in March and wrote most of whats on the page today, I carefully examined the cited references. I am of the opinion, that the 2 referenced publications of Korstanje are mediocre, at best. The first one is so poor, that it is borderline to even include it. I really should have deleted them. Detailed reasons are in the text.

Why would 3 unregistered Wikipedia users ( single purpose) want to give Korstanje that prominence? On 21 April 2014 I asked this on the talk page, no response. The fact that these unregistered editors insist on merely this edit, makes me suspect that the same person is behind all 3 IP addresses, and that it may be Maximiliano Korstanje. That would pose a COI, which should be declared. I see self-promotion, by giving undue emphasis, which violates WP:SELFCITE and WP:SELFPROMOTE.

BTW ALso similar selfpromotion on fear with a very bad sounding article, that I just cant access to examine. Where to register concerns? its not BLP, maybe RS ? I dont want to continue the patternCan you do something? Thanks.--Wuerzele (talk) 19:30, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Would you be willing to clear an administrative backlog?[edit]

Hi there! I was wondering if you could clear an administrative backlog at WP:PERM/RV. I know this is low priority, but one request has had no administrator attention whatsoever and was created more than 48 hours ago. Thanks! --Lixxx235 (talk) 21:17, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, these are hectic hour(s) of the day. Materialscientist (talk) 21:19, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
Ok. Thanks though! --Lixxx235 (talk) 21:25, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

New7Wonders of the World[edit]

Possibly protection needed at New7Wonders of the World. --RacerX11 Talk to meStalk me 23:43, 19 May 2014 (UTC)


Why do you keep changing the Agility Trains area? The information on it is correct. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Charlene1982 (talkcontribs) 08:46, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

User talk:[edit]

Hi, Materialscientist. I noticed that you left some notices on's talk page, saying that the IP is blocked from editing in a certain category. The same IP, however, wrote a message on the Teahouse, saying that he didn't know why he was blocked. Or she. And it turned out that the IP address may be shared with other people which caused vandalism on this website. I hope you understand. I don't know what to do about it, but I thank you for helping to block other people because they vandalised, but the IP may be an Internet café or a hacked computer. We are now discussing it in the Teahouse. Thanks. --Nahnah4 | Any thoughts? Pen 'em down here! 09:22, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

Return of blocked IP[edit]

Hi, just to let you know that User: is back vandalising. You previously blocked on 2 May. Regards Denisarona (talk) 12:05, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

Many Thanks. Denisarona (talk) 15:47, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

Your message[edit]

What changes are you talking about? The only time I ever made a change on Wikipedia was the correct meaning of the acronym omfug. It means other music for uplifting gormandizers. I'm sorry if I don't know how to footnote sources but if you do just a few minutes of research, you'll see my change is the correct one. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:34, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

ENGVAR (hypo/hyper) sensitivity[edit]

Sometimes people making WP:ENGVAR-related changes aren't in the wrong. Your revert has moved the article to again have 2 'metre's, 1 'meter', and 1 ' m '. Looking back a few years they all used to be 'metre's. Would you mind terribly if I go fix the 'meter' and 'm' back to 'metre'? Shenme (talk) 03:43, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

Fixed, thanks. Materialscientist (talk) 03:48, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

Neta Hebrew[edit]


I don't understand why this page keeps being reverted. I "talked" with the last admin who was doing this and we cleared it up. Or at least that's what I thought. Here is a letter from the Associate Director of the Program:

To Whom It May Concern,

Thank you for your note. We've noticed that you have been reverting our entry, so thanks for the opportunity to clarify. We posted a brief factual description of the program with a link to the website. Unfortunately, the alternative entry is not accurate and I am not sure where it originated. The curriculum was not created by Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition, while we did grant permission for the research study cited, the study has number of factual inaccuracies, some methodological deficiencies and a tiny sample size.

We respectfully request that our entry be allowed to stand and not be replaced with unsubstantiated content. Please feel free to get back to us with any questions.

Thank you,

Naomi Stillman Associate Director, NETA-CET Hebrew College Newton Centre, MA

Can you please bring the page back to what it was before. Like this:

NETA, established in 2001, is a comprehensive Hebrew language program for students in grades 6–12, reaching students in over 120 schools worldwide ( NETA offers a wide variety of primary source materials, adapted texts, language exercises, songs, conversations, art, and movies that speak to teenagers. The curriculum explores Jewish and Israeli culture of diverse historical periods, genres, and media. Grammar and linguistics are integrated with content, and the 4 language skills – reading, writing, listening, and speaking – are emphasized.

In 2011, the NETA program partnered with the Center for Educational Technology (CET), an Israel-based NGO and a leader in educational technology. The program is now called NETA-CET. NETA-CET is engaged in an ongoing development process and is adding new technological applications to Hebrew language education, including a website with new media-rich digital textbooks, learning tools, and online teacher resources.

You can get more information about the NETA-CET program at

Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ayla2014 (talkcontribs) 18:57, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

Astor Family[edit]

Not sure why you reverted all the changes I had added. It can't simply be lack of citation as none of the other entries in the bloodlines section have citations. Even if it was that a Citation needed would have been enough to prompt me to add them instead of removing all that I had added. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:53, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

Frankly, it was a misclick, but yes, lack of reference(s) was the reason I didn't revert myself. Materialscientist (talk) 22:02, 22 May 2014 (UTC)


I saw a message you sent about an adjustment i made without a source but cannot see the initial article? — Preceding unsigned comment added by BentleyMtafu (talkcontribs) 20:56, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Mind if you move this one for me?[edit]

Just wrote a draft of my article about Kit Kittredge, and now I would like to bring this thing up to article space. Only prob is that there's already a redirect, and as per warnings I'd like to have the draft's history migrated to its new space, too. Blake Gripling (talk) 00:16, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Moved. Materialscientist (talk) 00:22, 24 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks dude, much appreciated. Blake Gripling (talk) 00:26, 24 May 2014 (UTC)[edit]

Hi there! I'll just skip the many yet-outstanding awards of barnstars that I imagine you're deserving but may have missed!  ;) I see your name a lot. Anyway, I see that you've been tracking this user. See their talk page for the commentary I've written to them, about two articles where they did significant WP:OR and fan-cruft/tabloid commentary, *and* they resubmitted the same contributions again, despite having been undone. I've gone through two pages of edit history so far, and found several instances of WP:OR -- many of which you've undone and many of which I've undone, and probably more that others have undone. But there are also a *lot* of edits which are apparently good or apparently good or non-controversial or innocuous. I don't know, because they're just kinda "there". This could be a really good editor. But my goodness, this is an incredibly prolific amount of content over a short amount of time, and it's hard to follow that trail. What should be done? Thanks for everything you do! — Smuckola (Email) (Talk) 06:24, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Edit: Oh my. I just finished combing the person's entire history, and I waved at you along the way. I can only hope that the hundred or so edits to various songs' credits are accurate. You know.... they let just *anyone* edit this whole thing. — Smuckola (Email) (Talk) 18:04, 24 May 2014 (UTC)
@Materialscientist: Hey there bro. He's just blasting wikipedia with a firehose of unsourced information, some basic and innocuously helpful, and some grotesque. He does a lot of helpful output, such as tedious categories, but he's also a warpath of WP:OR, uncited stuff, and overkill of categories and credits. Nonstop, all day, every day. He doesn't respond to any Talk page messages, if he even bothers to see them. Isn't the only thing to be done, to block him for a while to get his attention? Thanks! — Smuckola (Email) (Talk) 20:11, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
@Materialscientist: Does it qualify as WP:TEND? — Smuckola (Email) (Talk) 21:02, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Yishun Town Secondary School[edit]

Hi, if you have time could you re-protect the above? Once again it's under attack (probably by some of its pupils) Thanks in advance. Denisarona (talk) 06:31, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Griquas Changes[edit]

No problem.

Is there any specific edits that was unconstructive and wrong?


Vandalism by User:ThaThinThaKiThaTha[edit]

Greetings. This user has been engaging in persistently reverting edits and edit-warring on the Padmanabhaswamy Temple page. As regards the mention of the temple in extant Hindu texts, I have put up some information in the "Early references" section of the page, with citations from and among others. This is alluding to the mention of the temple in existing Puranas i.e. This user has been reverting on the basis of criteria for RS again and again. The last time he reverted was for a less known site which is still understandable. But this time too as though its he who decides what site is reliable and what not. Kindly have a look and see and decide for yourself. Regards. SumerianPrince (talk) 17:32, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Please be informed that one Moin of Katihara and his associates including his elder brother Mukit continuously have been doing vandalism against Mukhlesur Rahman Chowdhury in the page of Lakhai, Habiganj and elsewhere. They envy him as they are from same area of Bangladesh and they are most hatred as killers, rapist, corrupt etc. Mukhlesur Rahman Chowdhury's unparalleled honesty and integrity has been proved through enquiry, re-enquiry, investigation and reinvestigation by government agencies. Mukit and Moin have criminal cases in Bangladesh and USA. They were involved in Kibria murder cases of Habiganj and now they want to allege against an angel like statesman on it. They attempted on his life in Bangladesh and USA several times. Their user ID are Katihara, etc. Please keep eye on them and do the justice on this. Regards, William 01.07, 25 May 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

"My Life In Hell (Creek Formation)"[edit]

Can I get your help at Hell Creek Formation? An ip-editor, (talk · contribs · WHOIS), placed a large amount of pictures in the article over the period of several weeks, but, I removed most of these pictures as there too many, some placements strongly suggests original research (i.e., identifying indeterminate genera with modern animals, identifying fossils with very distant living relatives, placing reconstructions of Asian genera) while others are just nonsensical (i.e., putting in a picture of apple flowers for no given reason). However, I gave justifications for my removal, the ip promptly restored all of the pictures, and does not appear to be interested in justifying its choice of pictures. Perhaps you could help convince it to communicate without editwarring?--Mr Fink (talk) 15:02, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for inviting me to your talkpage[edit]

Yes my recent edits did't have any sources ut I will try to have one. But one point has to be noted that Its a universal accepted fact that Buddha never asked his followers to worship any being and everyone knows that. But no problem I will try to quote the source and indeed you can help me too. With metta. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stalkford (talkcontribs) 21:26, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Why not?[edit]

Why should I stop. Arbcom has already broken every policy that matter and the community doesn't care so why should I pay attention? Kumiokosock4 (talk) 01:01, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Because by breaking some policies you're annoying too many people on this wiki, even those who never wanted to get involved like myself. Materialscientist (talk) 01:03, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
By your rants like the one just removed above you're pissing off people who had respect to your contribution to this project. I started talking to you only because of that respect, but I am not going to reply anymore. Understand that many people don't care at all about your squabble with arbs. Materialscientist (talk) 01:29, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
I'm sorry you think I'm just ranting. I feel I am discussing valid complaints of abuse. But everyone is entitled to their opinion. Personally I wish people were more worried about the members of arbcom, with all the tools and access to everything who have shown a willingness to violate even the most revered of all policies to get their goals. As for having respect for my contributions, I appreciate that, I really do, but I cannot contribute if I am banned and if you don't want to do anything to change that or reply to me that's fine with me. As you can and have seen, I can easily create another account or use another IP. Personally I would prefer to stick with one account and I have stated that repeatedly. But the Arbcom wants to continue to vilify my actions even when I do nothing at all, so it doesn't matter if I abide by my ban or not. Also, I could easily create a new account and hide but I have deliberately stated how I am because I want people to know who said it. I have no desire to hide nor should I have too. If the community wanted me to stop socking, they would do something about the abusive and corrupt admins and arbs that have continuously violated policy. They are counting on people not getting involved. Now you can go ahead and do what they want you to do and block this account. Its ok, I can make hundreds more if needed. Kumioko Skier naomi (talk) 02:32, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of Reversion Hires.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
*sighs* and another one for you...  🎅 Santa Claus Talk 03:03, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Blocking of IP Address[edit]

Hello. I noticed that you mentioned that the IP address you blocked was likely from a school. Well, I tracked the IP address, and it is from a residential computer in Brisbane. So, since this appears to be a student's home computer, it would seem appropriate to indefinetely block it, rather than just for two weeks. Just trying to help. Lord Laitinen (talk) 05:22, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Dear Mr. or Mrs., Please do me a favor. Around 1993-1994, ... Alan Mclerlory ... was dead in a test flight. We ... want to visit his cemetery[edit]

Dear Mr. or Mrs., Please do me a favor. Around 1993-1994, my intimate friend, Alan Mclerlory, an engineering flight-test member in Lockheed Martin,Atlanta was dead in a test flight. We, my wife and myself, miss him very much and want to visit his cemetery during our journey in Atlanta in 2,June,2014. Who knows or tells me information on him? Please contact us at: Bo Lei, a Chinese worked in Harbin Aircraft Factory in 1981-1985. Live and work in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. Tel:86-13603096514 Best wishes Bo Lei — Preceding unsigned comment added by Azai0375 (talkcontribs) 10:59, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

citation to a reliable source[edit]


Please let me know what should I do in support of citation to a reliable source as I did some editing in Nihal Chand's data. He is actually MP from our area in Ganganagar, Rajasthan, India.

Regards, — Preceding unsigned comment added by Saryugupta (talkcontribs) 02:54, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Yishun Town Secondary School[edit]

Hi, if you have time can you re-protect the above article. The previous protection expired 2 days ago and it's coming under attack again. Many thanks Denisarona (talk) 09:38, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Watching, will reprotect when the situation escalates. Materialscientist (talk) 09:46, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Please Help[edit]

Earlier this month you protected the article Shael Polakow-Suransky because of the repeated addition of poorly sourced or unsourced material that also breached the neutral point of view policy by the editor referenced in this link ( - that user appears to be operating now under the name Hashtag411 and is attempting to add the same material you previously blocked despite attempts from several editors to explain this is not appropriate. Truthnyc (talk) 10:22, 27 May 2014 (UTC)


I recently edited a part on the subject Netherlands. I got the message it was changed back due to no reference. The problem is that I am Dutch myself and we don't have English courses when we are 4/5 years old. The problem is, I can't reference to myself, even though I know I'm right. I can't help with giving you a good reference, but I would like Wikipedia to be accurate nonetheless. So if you want fact: Dutch children get English courses when they're in the seventh grade (+/- 11) years old. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:30, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

13 backward districts of Andhra pradesh[edit]

Referring to

"Economy[edit] In 2006 the Indian government named Nizāmābād one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[1] It is one of the twenty-three districts of Andhra Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[1]"

Andhra pradesh has 13 districts that are backward and NOT 23 as stated above. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kschandrasekhar (talkcontribs) 13:25, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Edits to Chris Peace page[edit]

link=User talk: <niknak318>
Hello, Materialscientist. You have new messages at [[User talk: <niknak318>|User talk: <niknak318>]].
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Hello, Thank you for your comments on my edits of the Chris Peace page. I am adding the information again, but with a citation at the end of it.

Mass attack on basketball player articles[edit]

Hey, did you archive my past discussion with you? It seems to have disappeared and I thought it was rather recent. Anyhow, I think this would qualify as part of a mass attack: Special:Contributions/2triil2kill - Hoops gza (talk) 04:05, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Captain Hook[edit]

According to my account, you have just locked the Captain Hook page. I am aware that many users, such as myself has edited the significant others section to add Emma Swan in.

And every time someone does so, it's deleted and changed.

What I'm trying to establish is, is why? She is a current significant other, and if you do watch Once Upon A Time, you would know why. Can you please add it in?

Sorry if I sounded rude or anything, but considering she is one, Emma Swan should be listed as one. — Preceding unsigned comment added by XFearlesssmilex (talkcontribs) 12:07, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

India Statistics Vandal[edit]

Hi! The edit you reverted at Denver International Airport wasn't quite "good faith". It's the India Statistics Vandal. HkCaGu (talk) 13:54, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Block evading IP[edit]

The IP editor you blocked is back, using a different IP at List of countries by population (United Nations) and List of countries by population.[6][7] --AussieLegend () 11:17, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

The IP is back again at both articles. Since you don't appear to be around at the moment I'll request protection at RFPP, but I thought I'd let ou know as a courtesy. --AussieLegend () 18:26, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Lainie Friedman Ross[edit]

I want to propose a deletion of Lainie Friedman Ross' wikipedia page was because Lainie Friedman Ross contacted me directly asking that it be taken down immediately due to inaccurate information about her. She did not ask for a page to be made of her, and clearly whoever wrote it was misinformed. For one, Dr. Ross does not work at the Washington Post. I am not the author of this page, but I work as her assistant and she asked that I work on getting it taken down ASAP. Her reputation as a doctor is compromised due to this inaccurate article. Thanks.

I am requesting a deletion of Lainie Friedman Ross' page because Lainie Friedman Ross contacted me directly asking that it be taken down immediately due to inaccurate information. She did not ask for a page to be made, and she said whoever wrote it was clearly misinformed. For one, Dr. Ross does not work at the Washington Post. I am not the author of this page, but I work as her assistant and she asked that I work on getting it taken down ASAP. Her reputation as a doctor is compromised due to this inaccurate article. Thanks. User:Sbchristianlowe

What exactly is inaccurate about it? How about telling us what the problems are and they can be addressed? Someone does not have to 'ask' for a page to be made about them on Wikipedia. Enigmamsg 21:09, 29 May 2014 (UTC)


heeey im mr sock puppettier

User Bdbbfbfbfb[edit]

I'm sorry to have to ask you if you could follow up on this, but I'm chronically ill and can't manage it. You reverted one of his unreferenced edits of Satanic Verses, but a few minutes later he came back and made two more.

Bdbbfbfbfb made edits only on one day, in four articles (if I counted right), with multiple edits per article. Is he a POV-y sockpuppet? I don't know. To show you a good example of the problems he can cause, he reversed the meaning of Line 78 (I think—I'm foggy-headed right now) without adding a new, supporting reference and he left the old reference there, "supporting" something it doesn't support.

I may succeed in undoing his good faith edits or I might fall asleep. :) But even awake, this ramble might be as far as I can take this before my mind wanders even more off-topic. So, I hope to have cause to give you TIA.

Thanks as well for your STiki work! --Geekdiva (talk) 08:00, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

WOW and THANKS for the swiftness! You beat me to the Battle of Autas, correcting it while I was mid-manual-revert! Cool. I'm gonna fall over now. :) I mean, to sleep. Thanks again! --Geekdiva (talk) 08:20, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

Soliciting comment...[edit]

Hi! Would you care to review my FA nomination for the article New York Dolls (album)? If not, feel free to ignore this message. Cheers! Dan56 (talk) 08:10, 31 May 2014 (UTC)


I changed the Thailand (specifically the redirect) page because there was a huge ASCII ad on it that was obnoxious. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:03, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

May 2014[edit]

Hello. I undid the edit you approved for Tim_Burton. The edit added a link to Cabin Boy, which was linked in the previous sentence. Just an fyi. Kevintampa5 (talk) 23:34, 31 May 2014 (UTC)


Stop hand nuvola.svg This is your only warning; if you vandalize Wikipedia again, like you did at Tim_Burton, you may be blocked from editing, without further notice. Kevintampa5 (talk) 23:43, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

I have a source[edit]

I got the information form Kyiv Post. If u don't believe me check for yourself. I didn't know how to put a reference or a source on wikipedia. Since I am a new editor. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Firemaster56 (talkcontribs) 23:58, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

It would be much appreciated[edit]

If you could look at my recent edits - it would be much appreciated - another eye on the unresolved issue would be very interesting to see how you would react. Thanks. satusuro 03:44, 1 June 2014 (UTC) ok i can see you are busy - more specifically i believe a fundamental error has occurred - - it would be good if you could look at it while you are still on satusuro 04:48, 1 June 2014 (UTC)


I am thankful for your Kohat edits, for removing non notables, added by

Aftab Banoori (Talk) 03:40, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Stade Rennais F.C.[edit]

Hello. You can verify that on 2006–2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup#Winners are listed all 11 teams that won the Intertoto Cup each year, qualifying for the UEFA Cup. Doubtful honour.

--Dodro (talk) 18:30, 2 June 2014 (UTC)



1-About Alcohol i added the persian word for it because this word is derived from the actual word alcol in persian (and later arabic) but it was discovered by the tenth-century Persian alchemist al-Razi and he named it alcol.

2-About sulphuric acid again i added the persian word because oil of vitriol is derived from the persian term which when sulphuric acid had been discovered by persian scientists like Jābir ibn Hayyān (c. 721 – c. 815 AD), Razi (865 – 925 AD) they put this name on it.

3-About basmati it is a rice from north india and Pakistan and widely used in Iran also (and in all of these countries persian is also being spoken) therefore there should be the persian name for it also.

Thank you, Ariaveeg — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ariaveeg (talkcontribs) 21:22, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Shoot-to-kill policy in Northern Ireland[edit]

Did you mean to full-protect Shoot-to-kill policy in Northern Ireland, or just move-protect it? Jackmcbarn (talk) 01:10, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Whoops, corrected, thanks. Materialscientist (talk) 02:36, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

59 days[edit]

Hey m'man, thanks for the AIV tackle. [8] 59 days is a spicy meatball! Cyphoidbomb (talk) 02:31, 3 June 2014 (UTC)


Hi I just read your wiki on the protein collagen. As i understand it, step 6 in the synthesis of collagen(3) in the body is prohibited by the lack of Lysyl oxidase with patients with eds. Is there any other enzymes in the body that keep the collagen from being complete?

This is ofcourse a genetic disorder which means that supplement of collagen in eds-patiens will have little or no effect since the body will break down the collagen into amino acids. Which will make the collagen production as lousy as before except youll have the necessary aminos.

Just out of curiosity and im neither a doctor or a chemist. But say you could get collagen to be produced normally with a lysyl oxidase supplement, or simply a collagen supplement together with a short acting Trypsin-inhibitor?

Am i way over my head? :)

/Mike — Preceding unsigned comment added by Necryl88 (talkcontribs) 06:36, 21 May 2014 (UTC)


Why won't you edit WWE battleground 2014? 2 matches were announced — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kaustin316 (talkcontribs) 00:13, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Why have u protected your user page indef? Why I can not? Ncecredozo (talk) 16:29, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Among other things, Materialscientist protected their user page indefinitely to minimize vandalism edits from trolls. If you have a good reason, i.e., that your user page is constantly being vandalized, you can request an administrator to page-protect your user page.--Mr Fink (talk) 16:39, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

But his account was vandalized only for once. Mr Fink [9] what is this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:49, 3 June 2014 (UTC)


How about a range block on the above? Long history of vandalism, disruptive editing, foul language and personal attacks by (talk · contribs); (talk · contribs) and (talk · contribs). --RacerX11 Talk to meStalk me 23:45, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

A quick look suggests there will be too much collateral. This is a dynamic range with very rapid reassignment, the range is actually 132.3.xx.xx (/16). Materialscientist (talk) 23:52, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for revert[edit]

Hi there – was informed that it appears my page is being vandalized. I saw that you just reverted. Did a revert earlier, but seems like a team of people originating from the same place keep vandalizing via different IP addresses. Relatively new here so not sure what to do, but thanks for the help and any additional info appreciated!

Urban Planning good faith revert[edit]

I removed a weasel word "probably" I added a reference (number 4) for the Gilgamesh as first Urban planning record and tag "citation needed" I added a section at the end Global Planning with an IPCC cite (number 124) you reverted undoing the corrections but leaving an issue with ref (number 69 no URL) can you explain what the problem is?Data and Lore (talk) 09:33, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

You've added some odd markup and several unsourced paragraphs [10], and the one starting with "Go up on to the wall of Uruk and walk around ! .." did not read encyclopedic at all. Materialscientist (talk) 09:56, 4 June 2014 (UTC)


He/she added "Hardbag" again on dance-pop page with stylistic origins field, which is not related. (talk) 08:29, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Block evasion report[edit]

Hi, in the last weeks Fernando-the-King has kept evading the block through IPs (e.g.,,,,,, and, going on with the usual and mostly undisturbed alternation of vandalisms and hardly verifiable edits: that's quite annoying, so what shall we do? –Gpmat (talk) 10:30, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Rangeblocked, but this is a soft block. Materialscientist (talk) 10:49, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Repeated vandalizing by[edit] has had several instances of vandalism, one of which you reverted. Attempts to escape this by leaving comments that appear legitimate, i.e. "please do not remove large sections." or "Minor grammar/punctuation corrections." Is ban possible here? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:31, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Please exactly tell me what mistake I made. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ritzner von Dracul (talkcontribs) 04:52, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Regarding your recent IP block[edit]

It appears that he's block evading? --benlisquareTCE 11:26, 5 June 2014 (UTC)


Please change back the reverts you did on incest. The material I removed was unsourced, factually incorrect and frivolous. The Mainichi Shimbun scandal is interesting and all but it has nothing to do with actual occurence of incest in Japan. (talk) 12:21, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Hello - just getting to grips with editing now! Realise I should have updated the references, although the one listed is still relevant. I shall edit the page again and hopefully input the correct reference! (The Scottish Parliament MSP Bio page and Margaret Mitchell MSP website. thanks No-sh-sherlock (talk) 13:34, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

What are you dribbling on about, I know nothing of this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:37, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Asking for third opinion on Eritrea[edit]

Hi, I've noticed that you are a common contributor/editor on the Eritrea page. I have experienced some issues with a user that do not want to remove picture of two ethic groups on the page. Eritrea has nine official ethnic groups. I have suggested to add picture's of all of the groups or simply remove the two existing since it is not fair to have only two groups. An option would be to add a picture that i suggested, of famous Eritreans in the US diaspora [11]since they are not representing any ethnic group. I'm trying to have a discussion with the user user:Middayexpress with no success. The full discussion can be found in the Eritrea talk page. [12]

Can you please assist us in this matter? That would be appreciated.(Vetrisimino0 (talk) 17:24, 5 June 2014 (UTC)).

User:Materialscientist: The situation is explained in its proper context here. The new Vetrisimino0 account appears to be a sock of the blocked User:Hiyob346. Hiyob346 periodically takes exception to the Saho women pic, and similarly obsesses over Eritrea's cuisine links with neighboring countries [13]. This new account has also been revert-warring on my userpage despite WP:HUSH ([14]). Middayexpress (talk) 17:39, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
Seems like plain accusations. I have added information in the History section of Eritrea, tried to remove the tigrinya-saho pictures to not offend different ethnic groups, but also tried to correct wrong information in two other pages. These are the [15] and the [16]. The things I did remove lacked sources, was wrong or either not specific, that's why i tried to edit the text. You seem to track my every post and edit. (Vetrisimino0 (talk) 17:53, 5 June 2014 (UTC))
You've been taking exception to the Saho women pic and obsessing over Eritrea's cuisine ties with neighboring countries, as usual User:Hiyob346. Middayexpress (talk) 18:13, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
I will report your behavior further, If you do not stop accusing me. I have followed every step in this matter by asking [user:Materialscientist] for help, discussing the matter and leaving messages on your page which you are removing.(Vetrisimino0 (talk) 18:19, 5 June 2014 (UTC)).
I'm afraid you have only your own actions to blame for that. For the rest, see WP:HUSH. Middayexpress (talk) 18:55, 5 June 2014 (UTC)


Hi, in your opinion could Boschplug be a sock of Fernando-the-King? I noticed that IP, previously reported, expanded a 2010 IndyCar race report and Boschplug did the same in a similar article. –Gpmat (talk) 07:06, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes, very likely, blocked. Materialscientist (talk) 07:12, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
And (talk · contribs) whose edits I reverted on this talk page and blocked. Dougweller (talk) 14:34, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
Today the sock is Herzlsmote, the reason is the same as yesterday. –Gpmat (talk) 09:49, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
Yes, it is him, blocked. Materialscientist (talk) 09:57, 7 June 2014 (UTC)


How long have you been a Checkuser? — Preceding unsigned comment added by MWP met Judge Judy (talkcontribs) 15:07, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Note this editor says he's a sock of a banned editor. Dougweller (talk) 20:58, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

User talk:[edit]

Yeah, you may want to block talk page access for the IP at their talk page User talk: --RacerX11 Talk to meStalk me 23:05, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Response needed at Bot requests[edit]

I have pinged you, BlueMoonset and Orlady at Wikipedia:Bot requests/Archive 60#Asking_for_Noting_bot, because I do not have enough bot knowledge to answer the question as to whether a bot, rather than user Preferences, can be employed for an opt out on the DYK notification bot. Hopefully, one of the three of you has such knowledge. — Maile (talk) 12:16, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

About ACDC Drummer[edit] Hello. I made a change, and you said, that you've removed it. I am lithuanian, and his surname (RudzevicIUs) is lithuanian, so I know, that it has to be like this, not RudzevicUIs. Because there aren't surname like this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:41, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

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Dynamic IP[edit]

Hi, you recently blocked (talk · contribs · WHOIS). Now on two related articles 2013–14 UEFA Champions League knockout phase and 2013–14 UEFA Champions League group stage four IPs in total (two in each article) has edited dsruptively (one started after the block an hour ago). Is it the same editor behind dynamic IP and is it enough for range-block? I dont know so I amn asking you as an admin. You do what you feel is best.

The IPs are:

and there are more IPs with disruption before on same page (did not look that long back, may be more)

also IP with same sort of edit but different start num in IP

Thank you. QED237 (talk) 23:15, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Rangeblocked for a week. Materialscientist (talk) 23:29, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
Hi again, thank you for the block. Unfortunately the same edits has occured again this time from
What is nexxt step? Block both pages or 88.240 range as well? QED237 (talk) 20:54, 11 June 2014 (UTC)
Yes, troublesome contributions from this range. Materialscientist (talk) 21:01, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Kate Plus Eight[edit]

There's is already a page called "Kate Plus Eight", with the two specials listed there. Could you please delete the page "Kate Plus Eight: Sextuplets Turn Ten! "? Thanks. 2607:FA48:6DE7:2720:E56E:CAE9:6C02:C33C (talk) 02:38, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Materialscientist, feel free to have your opinion on Talk:Jon & Kate Plus 8#New redirect. I don't really think that these 2 pages are same. OccultZone (Talk) 02:56, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

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Mark McCarrick[edit]

The recent update to this page was in relation to his son who plays football, but does not yet have the credentials to merit a separate Wikipedia page. As a friend of both Mark and his son, I can verify that it was a suitable contribution. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:03, 9 June 2014 (UTC)


Hi, with what software did you create the picture File:Arginase.jpeg? User:ScotXWt@lk 10:31, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Eswiss (talk · contribs) created it, I only cropped it. Materialscientist (talk) 11:00, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Little Ringed plover[edit]

Thanks for moving so many bird pages. I think you made have erred at Little Ringed plover, which should be Little ringed plover. Any chance you could sort that out? It's over a redirect, which is beyond my limited powers.

Thanks William Avery (talk) 11:25, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Whoops, fixed, thanks. Materialscientist (talk) 11:26, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

diaper links[edit]

No worries, I was a bit confused about the external links, and if they go against wikipedia policy, then I don't hold a grudge! Amber — Preceding unsigned comment added by Amberkhatch (talkcontribs) 12:00, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

tavern on fourth street live page[edit]

i removed all of the advertising lingo from the tavern page and made it a factual summary. can you please look over it and let me know if everything is ok. thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jhill311 (talkcontribs) 21:23, 9 June 2014 (UTC)


Should I unblock now? The problem is being solved by cleaning the lists and people helping in reverting. I won't resume the task until I get more assurance the lists are clean. -- Magioladitis (talk) 21:58, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

I think the whole task is designed incorrectly - someone (erroneously) decided that given articles belong to a given project, this is fine, we all make mistakes. What is wrong is propagating those mistakes with a bot. I would appreciate a community take on this matter before resuming the task (I haven't returned to this yet - maybe it is mostly fixed now, I saw some other editors reverting yesterday). Materialscientist (talk) 22:07, 9 June 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I reverted some and I asked GoingBatty to help too. I very often get into troubles with this task. It is always the broken category tree and people overlooking it. I may have to abandon wikiproject tagging or restrict it to categories without getting into subcategories. -- Magioladitis (talk) 22:10, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Wandering Albatross[edit]

Conrats on the useful move of this page. I like how in an effort to make pages consistent it was moved to lowercase without bothering to fix the whole article. Assuming this is applied to all bird articles, and it seems to be, there will be a net increase in inconsistency in the name of consistency. Hurray! Such excellent efforts deserve recognition. (talk) 05:26, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

editing of force india page and added citation...[edit]

i had like you to check the page again i provided the citation as you requested on the page.. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chiragrathee10 (talkcontribs) 11:44, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Boiling point[edit]

You can take a look at Talk:Boiling point#Addition of new graph to article if you like, which is my response to your edit summary in Boiling point. H Padleckas (talk) 12:21, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

I saw it, thanks. It should be straightforward to redraw it (better redraw than overwrite letters), but I don't think I'll have time for it. Materialscientist (talk) 12:24, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
For now, I was thinking of simply enlarging and repositioning (centering) the image in the article. H Padleckas (talk) 12:30, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
Better not. If you're not going to redraw it (getting data from books is time consuming for me now) then I'll overwrite letters and symbols in the image tomorrow to make it readable in the current scaling. Materialscientist (talk) 12:33, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
I found no list of compounds that the data points represent. While you're getting data from books, it would be a good idea to have such a list of compounds somewhere in WikiCommons or Wikipedia. I've been trying to make guesses. H Padleckas (talk) 13:13, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
I've repositioned pics in Boiling point. If you don't like it, you can edit. H Padleckas (talk) 14:01, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
Further comment at Talk:Boiling point#Addition of new graph to article. H Padleckas (talk) 23:24, 10 June 2014 (UTC)


Hello. Cassandra3001 seems to keep ignoring consensus and policy [17][18]. Any suggestions would be welcome. --Omnipaedista (talk) 21:38, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Warned them (though maybe they've been warned enough by now). Materialscientist (talk) 21:46, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
Still no sign that this editor is willing to communicate with others. Maybe another warning is due. [19][20][21] --Omnipaedista (talk) 14:05, 14 June 2014 (UTC)
Her latest response to attempts by Epipelagic and you to engage her in discussion was "Please get this junk off my page ..." and "misc junk deleted". --Omnipaedista (talk) 12:38, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Hello Materialscientist[edit]

I am responding to your message regarding the "Oso mudslide" page. If you would please replace my deleted contribution, I will add references as appropriate. I would like to note that I am a licensed professional geologist in the state of Washington, and portions of my contribution are based on "common knowledge" among scientists and engineers in the field of landslide geology and geotechnical engineering. My employer prohibits me from contributing to wikipedia under a recognizable identity for loss prevention purposes, however I would like to contribute whatever I can to improve the accuracy of the information presented on the page. Despite numerous references cited in the current embodiment of the article, it contains a host of inaccuracies and misleading information that I wish to help rectify. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions or concerns.

Many Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:18, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Kiran Bedi article edit[edit]

Hi, I haveedited article based on information provied in link — Preceding unsigned comment added by Doshisumit (talkcontribs) 06:06, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Disruptive IP editor[edit]

There's a rather disruptive IP editor who's edit warring on film-related articles. He's a genre warrior who will not compromise, discuss, or even use edit summaries. He seems to use a range of IP addresses, but the one I've had the most contact with is (talk · contribs · WHOIS). I've tried to compromise with him, but he's apparently not in the mood for that. I've left a non-templated message on his talk page, but I doubt that he'll pay any attention; he's ignored the other templated messages I've left. Dealing with this IP editor is incredibly frustrating, and I think some kind of administrative intervention may be required. Earlier, you semi-protected a page that he was edit warring on, Flaming Brothers (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views), and now he's right back at it again. He's also edit warring at Puncture Wounds (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views) and apparently several other articles. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 08:58, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

As expected, the IP editor has ignored my message and is continuing his edit warring unabated. He is now changing sourced text, such as in I Come in Peace (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views), where he is insistent on changing the film's budget to a value contradicted by the source. What can be done about this editor? He's edit warring across a wide variety of film-related articles, and discussions on his talk page are not helping any. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 07:02, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
I've blocked for 36 hours, for starters. Materialscientist (talk) 07:07, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for the swift action. I'll continue to try to make contact with him, but I don't think he's feeling very talkative (or collaborative). NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 07:33, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
The IP editor seems to have moved to (talk · contribs · WHOIS) in violation of his block to continue his disruptive editing. I also found this sockpuppet investigation, which looks related. It fits his M.O., but the discussion seems to have died around 2012. Should I move my concerns over to that sock puppet investigation? If this is the same person, then he's got a long history of disruptive editing and blocks. Sorry to bother you with all this IP user drama, but I'm not used to personally dealing with unreasonable editors. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 17:20, 14 June 2014 (UTC)


Please change the references back. You may have your personal preferences, but WP has a rule that one doesn't arbitrarily alter an existing style. We now have a pig's breakfast of ref styles. Tim riley talk 09:01, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

My changes aimed at fixing and linking refs (via doi, jstor and url), not at changing the style, and CITEVAR doesn't apply in this case. I use cite journal because it allows bots to further improve refs. I'll see what I can do to. Materialscientist (talk) 09:42, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
Still waiting for you to clean up the mess you left. Tim riley talk 16:07, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
And now done. Bless you! Tim riley talk 23:50, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, I got distracted. Materialscientist (talk) 01:44, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

A header like this attracts my attention. I was recently told that I have to make a request on the talk before changing the ref style where I am the major contributor, in other words: I may not improve references (that I may have done in a rush) without the blessing of the community. What do you think of that? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 00:00, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

That sounds - and forgive me, Materialscientist, for intruding on your page - like something for the article talk page or some more general forum, dear Gerda. Happy to join in the discussion there, Tim riley talk 00:09, 14 June 2014 (UTC)
Gerda, this clearly depends on what has been done with refs after you - if someone spent much effort on tidying them then you might need to consult with those editors, if not then you don't have to ask anyone. Materialscientist (talk) 01:44, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

New section[edit]

Hi mate, there is now a convention on Wiki that places within Cornwall get described as "Cornwall, England, Untited Kingdom," hence my edit.

Please see any Cornish town or village description for confirmation.


Serpren. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Serpren (talkcontribs) 10:00, 12 June 2014 (UTC)äckberg[edit]

Again, not long after the protection was lifted, the exact same slander edit was added back again, this time by ‎ CapnZapp (talk) 17:05, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
And again, by CapnZapp (talk) 15:06, 18 June 2014 (UTC)


Hi, comparing this edit by Boschplug with this by Acingaton I would say that the latter is a new sock of Fernando-the-King. Could you confirm/deny? Thanks, –Gpmat (talk) 07:47, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Confirmed, blocked. Materialscientist (talk) 08:09, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
Today the sock is Ponalgate, the reason is the same as yesterday. –Gpmat (talk) 07:44, 14 June 2014 (UTC)
Blocked and tried to reduce further activity. Materialscientist (talk) 09:13, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Request to check a Requested Move please[edit]


I have examined the issue discussed here Talk:Karoo_Cape_tortoise#Requested_move and previously Talk:Boulenger's Cape tortoise and have made a comment suggesting it be closed, and all the species of the group be moved to scientific names and common names, a multitude of them, be made into redirects. This has been discussed on a number of occasions with no result and I think the best course is the one I proposed. However I am not an admin, nor am I completely neutral. So was hoping you would take a look and if you agree close the discussion. I am doubtful it will be any different to previous attempts. Thank you, Faendalimas talk 16:56, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Jo-Michael "Worm" Scheibe[edit]

Jo Michael Scheibe earned the "Worm" nickname while attending Westminster Highschool, where I was his friend, and he has carried that nickname since. His friends and colleagues dating back to his Cal State Long Beach days still commonly use the moniker. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:02, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

Unblock request on an OLD block of yours[edit]

Please see User talk:Oldmanklc. — xaosflux Talk 17:21, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

your suggestion?[edit]

To Materialscientist: The addition you deleted was a description and reference to a Court decision and Order. What suggestions do you have as to how the Court decision and or Order can be included or referenced in Tan D. Nguyen's bio? Notafraidtotell (talk) 18:22, 15 June 2014 (UTC)Notafraidtotell

Unnecessary page move[edit]

Hi Materialscientist, I noticed that the title of this page Rum Pum Pum Pum was recently moved to Cheo Sarangni Rum Pum Pum Pum by editor User talk:In ictu oculi. However, I find this change in the title very unnecessary. The title was fine before it was moved. I tried to change it back, but I don't have the rights to do it. Can you take a look? Thanks--TerryAlex (talk) 01:20, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Moved back (with a glitch on the way, sorry). Materialscientist (talk) 01:24, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
You might want to take a look at some of In ictu oculi's contributions. For example, Best...I was moved to The Smiths Best... I, or 17 Super Exitos to Selena: 17 Super Éxitos as well as some other articles. I think the adding of the artist's name to the title is unnecessary, but I don't have any knowledge regarding the album's name nor the artist, so you might want to take a look and see if some of those pages' moves were necessary. Thanks --TerryAlex (talk) 01:33, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
User:TerryAlex. Thanks for the ping. Admittedly some of these titles are unclear, in this case we could regard Selena as not part of the title and just call it "17 Hits" but the sources, such as they are, and these are barely sourced, barely notable stubs, seem to indicate that the name of the artist in these 2 cases is actually intended to be part of the album description. "17 Hits" for a mundane compilation album is not exactly recognisable. However if anyone wants to revert, please go ahead. In ictu oculi (talk) 01:38, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
In ictu oculi just trying to make Wikipedia better :). As I said, I have no knowledge regarding those albums nor the artists, so I cannot say for sure. However, Rum Pum Pum Pum was definitely unnecessary :). The Korean title can be indicated within the article. The title should just stay by its English name.
Materialscientist, you forgot to move the talk page of Rum Pum Pum Pum back as well. Thanks so much --TerryAlex (talk) 01:55, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
(edit conflict) No problem. Given the lack of sourcing in these articles anyone could be wrong, based on a quick Google or Google Book... I think with the Korean songs you're right that the main issue is in the actual lead. Too many of Korea/Japan songs have dubious English titles translated by blogs, and fail to mention the song is actually sung in Korean or Japanese language not English. In ictu oculi (talk) 01:56, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
User:In ictu oculi Rum Pum Pum Pum is a well-known Korean song, so anyone googling the song up will go with that title :).--TerryAlex (talk) 02:04, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Materialscientist, I don't know if you might have missed my message earlier, but the talk page of Rum Pum Pum Pum has not been moved back. It's still Rum Pum Pum. Thanks again Materialscientist, will contact you in the future if I need any help! :) --TerryAlex (talk) 02:48, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
This was a software glitch (normally pages are moved with talks, but I've botched the first move) - fixed. Materialscientist (talk) 02:50, 16 June 2014 (UTC)


I think there are multiple attempts of vandalism at this page Magic Bullet Records by various editors. You might want to take a look.--TerryAlex (talk) 05:47, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Materialscientist (talk) 06:04, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Jensen Karp[edit]

Just wondering why you reverted my edit to this page? — Preceding unsigned comment added by MBay106 (talkcontribs) 05:48, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

[22] Per WP:BLP we need much better references for such a strong claim. Materialscientist (talk) 06:02, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
Reverted back and added sources. — Preceding unsigned comment added by MBay106 (talkcontribs) 09:53, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Removed content at article Allahabad[edit]

Hi Materialscientist, thanks for your concern regarding Wikipedia and advice how to use it, yes mistakenly I forgot to mention the edit summery, but I think instead of just reverting(restoring) back, one should quickly check [Revision history] to make Wikipedia a better place to get informed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 211oo1 (talkcontribs) 07:50, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Elliot Hilton[edit]


I recently added some information in regards to Elliot Hilton. Being a close friend of his I know him very well and went through a great deal with him through out his training career regarding the issues he had while getting to the high standard he did.

Please could you explain to me exactly why ALL information has been removed as I find this rather ridiculous.



Elliot Hilton[edit]


I recently added some information in regards to Elliot Hilton. Being a close friend of his I know him very well and went through a great deal with him through out his training career regarding the issues he had while getting to the high standard he did.

Please could you explain to me exactly why ALL information has been removed as I find this rather ridiculous.


ISUofficial2009 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Isuofficial2009 (talkcontribs) 23:06, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Because what you personally know by experience is unacceptable on Wikipedia. If it's not published in reliable sources, then we can never use it on Wikipedia. That, and the fact that it was pure vandalism..."tiping cows"? Seriously? Unacceptable the panda ₯’ 23:30, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:Cory Doctorow#Cory Doctorow and Creative Commons[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Cory Doctorow#Cory Doctorow and Creative Commons. Thanks. Xb2u7Zjzc32 (talk) 01:07, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Another vandalism[edit]

This editor seems to be making vandalism since April, I guess you might want to monitor them.

Blocked, thanks. Materialscientist (talk) 04:31, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
I think this editor is vandalizing at Sephiroth (Final Fantasy)
Not anymore. Materialscientist (talk) 00:56, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
You might want to monitor this editor: Polpot12--TerryAlex (talk) 23:00, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
Vsmith already blocked them, thanks. Materialscientist (talk) 03:50, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
User: Rhyserrocks at Calgary Stampeders--TerryAlex (talk) 05:09, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
Already blocked (I have very sporadic internet access today). Materialscientist (talk) 06:47, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Msg about deleting edits[edit]

Thanks for your msg about edits I had made to Professor Terence Rabbitts page. I have updated and included references to some new edits. Is it possible to edit the title as his name is spelt with a double r when it should be only a single one. Thanks for your help.WIMMOX3 (talk) 10:30, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Your block of IP[edit]

Hello. You blocked the IP as "likely a school based on behavior", so I thought I'd drop you a line about C2K Ext Gen Services, Belfast, the ISP the IP belongs to. C2k is a government service that provides internet connections to schools all over Northern Ireland so the IP is a school IP, which is why I added a school IP tag to the talk page a while ago, after reverting vandalism made by them. I probably could have been a bit clearer though, adding a note about what C2k is. Cheers. Thomas.W talk 11:00, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the info. Materialscientist (talk) 11:18, 18 June 2014 (UTC)


Hi Materialscientist. Will you please do have a look at my work for a moment ? As I have been noticing you on WP:AIV as an active admin there, and I being an editor fight against vandals regularly with my tireless efforts. Please tell me if I am doing a good work ? A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 16:06, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

re: Angaleena Loletta McCoy Presley[edit]

You undid my edit, so now the typo stays. Her mother's maiden name was McCoy, hence her non-hyphenated last name. It was listed as "Mcco". No, I can't prove it through reference, but it is obviously a typo. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:08, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

User:SophiaIsabellaSherman (also known as User:Sahyadrisingh and 117. IPs)[edit]

Regarding this diff-link showing you revert SophiaIsabellaSherman and an IP reverting back, this a WP:Sockpuppet matter. See Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Sahyadrisingh. All three One Tree Hill character articles -- Peyton Sawyer, Brooke Davis and Haley James Scott -- need long-term WP:Semi-protection because of Sahyadrisingh's editing. The Peyton Sawyer article is already semi-protected by SlimVirgin. Flyer22 (talk) 13:48, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Aliciajem, Judo Hoaxer[edit]

Hi Materialscientist, I was in the process of sending Aliciajem (talk · contribs) a stern note, when you blocked them. (I put it on the page anyway :-\ ). Rather subtle weren't they! ;-) Did I help in bringing them to you attention in any way? (Templates etc?)

'Younes Jemni', by the way, appears to be a real person involved in judo/ jujutsu instruction, competition [23] and acting.[24]--220 of Borg 11:22, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

and this was funny - I though Aliciajem managed to hoax the IMDb (which is not that difficult, and I am not 100% sure he didn't :-). Materialscientist (talk) 11:28, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

To alleged original research on the capacitor[edit]

Dear Materialscientist

I admit that I do not have the information I edited, directly out of a textbook, but that is because I did not need to look it up, because it is trivial. Now I know that might sound arrogant, but I think we all are experts in specific fields, and since I happen to finish my master in physics at the LMU in Germany, the basic physical concepts behind the phenomenon of capacity, as described by classical electrodynamics, are rather simple for me. Of course that does not mean that I am right, but If you allow for the sentence

"The capacitance is a function only of the physical dimensions (geometry) of the conductors and the permittivity of the dielectric."

which for me does not include the fact, that the distance between the two conductors plays an important role, and which is not quoted as well (not mentioning the strange equivalence between the physical dimensions of a body and the geometrical form of a body), then I feel it a pity, and a little irrational, that you completely delete the explanation for that statement. A lot of younger students and people in general, seem to have problems with understanding the governing principles behind capacity (the same was true for me some time ago), Therefore I thought it necessary to spend some time on showing the rather simple reason behind. If I might add, the german wikipedia community approved of my completion, though I have to admit that I had a different wording there.

I took the freedom to again edit a part of the english wikipedia article on capacitance. This time I put the physical explanation in the Capacitors part, so as to not overload the introduction, and also changed the wording (the part about the billions of electrons locating in dependence of the geometry was maybe a little overdone).

Best wishes
Nicolas Kuske — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:04, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Why did you remove my edit and claim it was a "test"[edit]

Hi MaterialScientist,

Next time if you want to add or edit content please feel free to do so No need to send messages to others about tests Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:43, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Correction of list of longest spans of cable-stayed bridges[edit]

Golden Horn Metro Bridge - I have measured main span (between the towers) on satellite image, it's only 190 m long. 460 m - it is length between shores, but there are other supporting columns in water.
Zakim Bridge - in it's own article is written, longest span is only 227 m, and i have proofed on satellite image, it is true. (talk) 16:58, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Основні демографічні показники України у січні–квітні Чисельність наявного населення на 1 травня 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 46263079 46061403 45888365 45706126 45573607 45495252 43009258 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:35, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Please restore original hook in DYK now on main page[edit]

I'd like to ask that this change, made to a DYK set (now on MP) when it was in prep -- just an hour before you promoted the set to Q -- be reverted on MP, so that the hook appear as approved on the nom page. The original hook was

... that Cambridge sank in the 1978 University Boat Race?

-- but in the hour before you promoted the set to Q it was changed to

... that the Cambridge boat sank during the 1978 University Boat Race?

This change was inappropriate. Hooks are meant to be fun, and are allowed to manifest what might otherwise be considered an "error" -- and even that's not clear in this case -- if it's obviously self-conscious wordplay. The edit summary for this change [25]

Shoot the approver and crucify the admin. I'm too busy to pull this hook. Can someone please do this and then rant about how perfect they are on the talk page

makes it obvious that this is childish payback to The Rambling Man (the nominator of the original hook [26]]) for the justified exasperation -- possibly too bluntly stated -- he has expressed recently at WP:TDYK at the very high volume of true errors, which really do embarrass Wikipedia, which either have appeared, or almost appeared, on the Main Page recently. Please restore the original hook on MP.

EEng (talk) 00:18, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Not convincing, especially given your request to start a wheelwar. Hooks are meant to be fun only on April the 1st - while I was also in favor of interesting and quirky hooks, the long history of DYK discussions shows that most editors prefer factual correctness (note that, e.g., has a different take on this). In short, I'd prefer to have some community consensus for this change. Materialscientist (talk) 00:58, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
By fun I'm sure I mean the same thing as you do when you say interesting and quirky -- nothing intentionally misleading a la April 1, which I dislike. Nor am I suggesting that anything factually inaccurate should be tolerated. The original hook is neither of those -- "Cambridge sank during the University Boat Race" is only a shade beyond a common expression such as "Chelsea scored a last-minute point" and completely of a piece with "Richard Nixon sent Home some dirt", which appeared on DYK recently.
Anyway, my point precisely is that hooks shouldn't get last-minute changes, with little chance for others to comment, just before being shipped off to MP -- which is what's happened here, and what I'm asking you to undo.
If you don't want to make the change, fine, but what wheelwar are you talking about? I haven't the foggiest idea. EEng (talk) 01:29, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
Victuallers is one of the most experienced DYK admins around. DYK admins act at will, and in good faith. I need a good reason (consensus) to revert such a change (which is intentional and is not a glitch). Materialscientist (talk) 01:52, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
It would never have occurred to me that V was an admin. He made a change to a prep set which you moved to Q soon after, putting it out of my reach. Since you're an admin I came to you to fix it and, again, it didn't occur to me that V even has that capacity. So no wheelwar.

I think it's stretching the principle of AGF to invoke it in the face of V's edit summary quote in my OP above. EEng (talk) 02:13, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

As it stands now, this is a matter of personal preference between you and Victuallers, which gives me no reason to revert Victuallers, and this I've tried to tell you above. Materialscientist (talk) 02:28, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

User:EEng, best to let it go, it's obvious that we've touched a nerve and Victuallers' childish and pointy outburst is just a way of blowing off steam which he clearly needs to urgently do. As a point of fact, Victualler's ranty wrath was misguided and misdirected. I didn't nominate this article, I made a number of swift suggestions to another editor, Matty.007 as I had recently created a bunch of articles but didn't want to go through the currently disastrous and embarrassing DYK process. The "correction" made is a personal preference, obviously, the original hook was just fine, but I'm glad in a way it provided an outlet for a clearly angry and frustrated person. The Rambling Man (talk) 06:57, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

That's obviously true, but I want to address Materialscienctist's idea that this is an issue of personal preference between V and me -- it's not that, but rather an issue between V and everyone else. When I find what I believe is a fact problem with a hook, I pull it out so that it can cycle back for public reconsideration -- that way, if I'm wrong it can be confirmed for appearance after all, and if I'm right a new hook will be the work of more editors than just me. Either way I'm not substituting my judgment for that of others except to the temporary extent of saying, "Please pause for a moment."

In contrast, in this situation V made an angry, pointy change to a hook at the eleventh hour, and suddenly his version was on MP without, apparently, anyone else knowing it had been made. He therefore imposed his opinion in permanent substitution of everyone else's. That's why I made the request here. EEng (talk) 12:43, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

In the past, when DYK regulars were many, DYK was one of the friendliest places on this wiki, where editors were helping each other to fix and improve noms. Although this spirit is gone, practical considerations dictate this: avoid conflicts among DYK admins at all costs, or none will remain. Materialscientist (talk) 12:54, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
It's not "friendly" to substantively change the hook everyone agreed on and then run it so fast no one has a chance to comment first. I don't think it's useful to discuss this further, however. EEng (talk) 16:09, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
Is the admin aware of this conversation? Thanks, Matty.007 16:39, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
What admin? Once in Q a set can only be changed by an admin. Since Materialscientist is the admin who moved the prep set to Q, without (I think) realizing that he was setting in stone the last-minute change made by V, it was natural to come to him to point out what was going on and ask that the old hook be restored or (perhaps better) the hook be pulled and another substituted, so the original nom, the reviewer, and everyone else could decide what the ultimate hook for this article should be, instead of it just being what V thought up at the last minute. EEng (talk) 18:16, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
I was talking about "V". Thanks, Matty.007 19:54, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Constant Vandalism at Bonkers[edit]

I'd like to request that some action can be taken for the article List of Bonkers episodes. An Anonymous editor who hopped from IP numbers,,, has been vandalising the page since May 30th. If possible could you semi-protect the page? Thank you. Deltasim (talk) 06:41, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Gyali - giali[edit]

Concerns: Ancient sources in the Aegean were Melos and Giali.[17]

The modern toponym would preferably be Gyali, the old name would be Istros. It may be true that the source uses 'Giali' as a synonym in English. It also may be that the toponym of the island is confused with a local toponym (see Google Earth). It also may be that (as seems to be the case with Melos) we are dealing with an older spelling.

The presence of obsedian however makes identification of the island likely. My source states: 'Die griechische Insel Gyali (griechisch Γυαλί (n. sg.) [ʝaˈli] ‚Glas‘) ...' and 'Die Besiedelung von Gyali zum Ende der Jungsteinzeit um etwa 4500–3200 v. Chr. sowie in der hellenistischen und römischen Zeit erbrachten archäologische Oberflächenbegehungen.' Source: referring to the finding of vulcanic glass.

Furthermore the toponym 'Giali' doesn't seem to exist as a name for an island. The same goes for Melos. See link already provided: 'Milos (in Greek, Μήλος, older spelling Μῆλος Melos),...'

I suggest: Ancient sources in the Aegean were Melos and Giali[17] (respectively the islands: [Milos] and [Gyali]).

See also: 'Outside Asia Minor, a number of obsidian sources were exploited in Prehistory both in eastern Turkey and on the Aegean islands of Melos and Giali.' References to: Williams-Thorpe 1995; Ye ˘gingil et al. 1998; Kobayashi et al.2003. and Blackman 1986 in: Düring, Bleda S. 2010. The Prehistory of Asia Minor - From Complex Hunter-Gatherers to Early Urban Societies. Cambridge Books Online © Cambridge University Press, 2014 p. 69 and p. 271.

See also: — Preceding unsigned comment added by MandePier (talkcontribs) 12:53, 22 June 2014 (UTC) MandePier (talk) 09:56, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

I messed up by accident[edit]

I need help can you undo the changes I accidently messed up I was doing the Algeria thing look at reliable sources I tried editing it and now I terribly messed up

Blocks after final warnings[edit]

Could you explain the principle behind blocking someone a few minutes after a final vandalism warning has been issued, even though they have not edited again (or had an attempt stopped by the edit filter)? For example Lewisdox (talk · contribs) and (talk · contribs). It's something I've always tried to avoid doing because, if nothing else, it gives the impression of a lack of communication between those issuing the warnings and the blocking admin. But if there's overriding evidence that it's beneficial, I'd like to know what that is so that I won't feel bad about issuing blocks in those circumstances too. Thanks,  —SMALLJIM  12:42, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

(talk page stalker)None of my business and I shall shut up in a moment, but in passing I just wanted to say how often I have greatly appreciated MS's proactive stance on blocking. The way it feels to me is that the system sometimes makes us jump through hoops too much when some blatant idiot and vandal shows up to start trashing the encyclopaedia, and I absolutely love it when MS or someone jumps in and stops it, even if we haven't been quite through the entire hierarchy of warnings and timings ... we can all see what's going on; it just needs stopped. I really appreciate the support when I feel up against it with vandalism. Sorry, you probably didn't need to hear from me, and I will now stfu as the young people so charmingly put it. But I just wanted to say this. Best wishes to all, DBaK (talk) 00:04, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) What BitterAndLacquered said. Ideally, the system encourages editors and administrators to err on the side of mercy, but, it also helps to understand that mercy and patience are sometimes wasted on deliberately incorrigible unconstructive editors. And Materialscientist does display a keen sense of detecting and deciding who deserves to be blocked, after all.--Mr Fink (talk) 00:28, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
Ah, sorry, I've got carried away. Random notes on my general habits.
1. I block after level-3 warning, as it already suggests a block; both Lewisdox edited past l-3 warning. (Well, I also block before l-3 warning in egregious cases, but I also do not block misguided editors who edited past level 4 - all this happens daily).
2. I issue warnings ASAP, urging to stop. I might block after that without waiting for reaction because I've noticed something (filter log, CU log, past history, hopping, socks, nature of edits, etc.).
Please don't hesitate to ask - I did block a few innocent editors, and I also block long-term abusers on sight, which is not always obvious. Materialscientist (talk) 00:31, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback. I suppose it boils down to my strong desire to interact fairly with other editors, both those who issue the warnings and to the vandals themselves. Not in blindly following a preset sequence of warnings – depending on the apparent severity, I'll sometimes issue a level 3 straight after a level 1 (often ClueBot's) and then block if they ignore that second warning.
Much vandalism derives from kids experimenting (e.g. Lewisdox) and these kids could in time become valuable contributors, so I think we should strive to treat them fairly, albeit vigorously when necessary. However, blocking after the last warning that they've seen says "if you do this again..." isn't fair treatment unless they've actually ignored that warning. I can envisage that having an adverse effect on their opinion of WP, and we know that impressions formed in youth tend to stick throughout life.
That principle isn't relevant in every case, of course, but another factor is that a not-blocked IP or account that has a history of warnings is easier to block next time they vandalise compared to starting again from level 1 with a new one.  —SMALLJIM  11:33, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
Materialscientist, I ran across IP again today, who has previously edited articles to change "is not" to "isn't" and similar contraction additions. When I went to User talk:, I found a whole raft of warnings, not just on this issue, so I added my own level-4, before I realized that someone else had actually done so in an earlier June 2014 section, but less than a week ago. Is a block appropriate at this time? (And if so, can you administer it?) If not, should I monitor to see whether this happens again and ping you if it does? Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 01:22, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

List of marine biologists[edit]

Would you please semiprotect List of marine biologists which is under attack from IPs. Thanks. --Epipelagic (talk) 21:55, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Watching. There is no mass attack at the moment. Materialscientist (talk) 22:00, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

that is not mistake[edit]

Hello, Please enter this link and search for " Virtual 3D world community " Eilon mentioned to iCity. I can give your more links but in hebrew, about Eilon Ginsburg and iCity, for example this one and this one Issac2431 (talk) 08:58, 24 June 2014 (UTC)


... for sorting out the List of countries by population in 2913 published by the United Nations.

Wow these guys think ahead Gregkaye (talk) 10:47, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

I requested that it be deleted after I moved the page back, shortly before you moved it again, which you should not have done. However, Materialscientist is a;lways on the ball. --AussieLegend () 10:56, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

List of countries by population in 2013 (United Nations)[edit]

There's some confusion as to what is going on with this page at the moment:

There are only 5 that are by year, for the years 1900, 1907, 2000, 2005 and 2010 of 28 articles in the category. Going by the years, the next should be List of countries by population in 2015. --AussieLegend () 11:24, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Saint Petersburg Demographics[edit]

Hi, I didnt have to provide a source, there was already one in place. I just corrected the typo of 80.1% to 90.1%. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:56, 24 June 2014 (UTC)


Dear Materialscientist, sorry to bother you but I wondered if you knew that and seem to be the same editor. If you look for example at and then you can see the same obsessions. I'm not sure if it's even remotely helpful for me to point this out but, just in case, here it is. If annoying/irrelevant please ignore! Thanks and best wishes DBaK (talk) 21:40, 24 June 2014 (UTC)


Now he's WP:Sockpuppeting; see here. Flyer22 (talk) 07:34, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Blocked, thanks. Materialscientist (talk) 07:57, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. I don't think he's going to stop trying to get his edit to stick at that article, though. And in that case, WP:Semi-protection is the best route to counter him. And, of course, to block again if he somehow gets past that semi-protection. If he'd stop and discuss his edit on his talk page or mine, I wouldn't mind him as much. Flyer22 (talk) 08:08, 25 June 2014 (UTC)


why did you ban me you big bully? just because you have a phd, that doesn't mean you have more swag *drops microphone* — Preceding unsigned comment added by Keirisgod (talkcontribs) 10:36, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Inappropriate use of talk page by indefinitely blocked user[edit]

Hello. ABSCBNKapamilya143 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · nuke contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log), who you blocked indefinitely for block evasion yesterday, is repeatedly adding inappropriate material to their user talk page, so would you please consider revoking their talk page access? Thomas.W talk 13:50, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

You deleted my entry to the biography of Senator Chris Back. The entry was factual so I will repost that entry. Here is one of the relevant sources. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:44B8:31EA:1200:85E5:1C03:8D67:E685 (talk) 04:05, 26 June 2014 (UTC)


Please block this guy, the IP is unbearable. Keeps vandalizing Gary King.Backendgaming (talk) 06:03, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

IP keeps blanking his own talk page. Block the talk page as well.Backendgaming (talk) 06:08, 26 June 2014 (UTC)


Can we get talk page access removed here as well please :-) ♥ Solarra ♥ ♪ 話 ♪ ߷ ♀ 投稿 ♀ 06:10, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks <3 ♥ Solarra ♥ ♪ 話 ♪ ߷ ♀ 投稿 ♀ 06:13, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Gerald Shields leading the masses to improve Wikimedia one cosmetically fashionable photograph at a time. North Korean Fashion Watch Barnstar
Gerald Shields, founder of the North Korean Fashion Watch, awards you the North Korean Fashion Watch Barnstar for your continuing efforts to add reliable and poignant discussions about North Korean topics, such as the 2014 comedy movie The Interview. Geraldshields11 (talk) 13:59, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia Latvia incorrect GDP counters (Billions not Millions!)[edit]

More correct information about Latvia's GPD counters from trusted EU sources

Next time try to be more careful when correcting values Materialscientist. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:47, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

I removed one dead link and placed new one is it improper way ??[edit]

Hi Got this massage from Material Scientist

"Hello, I'm Materialscientist. I wanted to let you know that I removed one or more external links you added, because they seemed to be inappropriate for an encyclopedia. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page, or take a look at our guidelines about links. Thank you. Materialscientist (talk) 06:53, 27 June 2014 (UTC)"

I found a dead link on references section which was not working properly. I added same kind of link related to Diamond Cut styles by replacing that. The link was "Cut fuels the diamond’s fire, sparkle, and brilliance." and its still showing from which is old sanpshot of website. Please tell me the proper way to remove dead links from wikipedia.

Thanks and Regards, Moin — Preceding unsigned comment added by Moinkhan205 (talkcontribs) 07:28, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

New World School of the Arts[edit]

Was just wondering why adding this alumni who's achieved a decent amount of things, was removed from the page and appears to NOT be constructive. Please explain and verify.

I guess I wanted to say this addition was unsourced, but it seems Ok, so I've reverted myself. Cheers. Materialscientist (talk) 00:37, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Question about units[edit]

I am seeing a relatively weird unit spread across the wikisphere, particularly in text about acids and pH, and I'm wondering if there's an official ruling on this, or a bot that might do a wholesale search-and-replace.

    N mol dm^-3

This disturbs me on two levels:

  1. Who calls it a dm^-3? Doesn't the world pretty much call that a liter?
  2. "N mols per liter" would then become "N molar", since the assumed solute is water, right?

I know you're not quite the right person to ask, but you've been here longer and edited more than I have, and I thought I'd ask you first.

Thanks in advance, -Riventree

External Link removed[edit]

Hello Materialscientist, I think you have removed one external link ( in Gallium Nitride Page. I think this is an appropriate link in this page, SLOGAN project is an European project related to this technology and I think it is really attractive to have links to research activities and projects in order to know better the applications of GaN. So, please consider to keep the link in the page. Thanks in advance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:42, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, wikipedia is not a link collection for project webpages. We can accept education pages, but yours doesn't look like that. Materialscientist (talk) 07:06, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Block persistent edit warring IP[edit] (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · filter log · info · WHOIS · RDNS · trace · RBLs · http · block user · block log) – – vandalism at Bunsen burner and add temporary protection to the article. IP contravenes 3RR. Backendgaming (talk) 04:31, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Enjoy, you deserve it! Cheers, Huldra (talk) 00:32, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Oas, Albay Edit[edit]

Thanks you for your advice, as you requested here is my reference to my edits , and also I'm from this place and I plan also to add an additional info about its history and physical characteristics of my hometown ... hoping you will approved my edit, Thank You! ... Rexjunoas — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rexjunoas (talkcontribs) 12:33, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Hello, I have tried to make a contribution to Alloy Wheels Article like 3 or 4 times. First the issues were the links that I've put in "references" as they were link to the mentioned companies. Now as I understand you are rejecting it again due to lack of links as reliable source. Can you tell me how to contribute successful to the article? What kind of links or references am I supposed to include? Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nani v (talkcontribs) 07:26, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

User talk:Unequivocal and Chris Crocker[edit]

The user keeps making mass changes to Chris Crocker without any sources. Unsubstantiated claims were reverted by two different editors. Block him and requesting temporary protection for Chris Crocker. Backendgaming (talk) 07:31, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

I've commented on the matter here and here; the Chris Crocker article is certainly an article to keep an eye on. Flyer22 (talk) 08:43, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

==About sohui yoon's profile profile== I changed yoonsohee's profil because i am her brother and i know that she was born in stuttgart germany. And her name is sohui yoon. Not sohee! And how can you tell she was born in busan? Is there any reason why? Although she spent her childhood in Busan, she was born in Stuttgart — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jay012157 (talkcontribs) 15:13, 4 July 2014 (UTC)


The user is back disrupting the article again [27] and [28].  LeoFrank  Talk 07:19, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi. Please take a look at this user's edits. Thanks,  LeoFrank  Talk 14:34, 8 July 2014 (UTC) (D'pak HKadam)[edit]

Hello, Materialscientist. I received your message that I (IP:- had removed some content from a certain article and did not explain the reason. Could you please inform me about the changes so that I would provide a reason for it. I don't remember editing any article without logging in. But still I would like to check it out. -D'pak HKadam. — Preceding unsigned comment added by D'pak HKadam (talkcontribs) 13:24, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Concerning my account[edit]

Hello Materialscientist, it seems you blocked my mobile editing ability because of multiple IP addresses editing. I just recently retired an older account: Jerm729 because I requested the Right to Vanish but not permanently. I was not blocked or never have been blocked until now on my mobile, but I can log in on the computer and edit. It might be my email on another account recently made. It will most likely will be changed, or I'll simply link it. Requesting that you remove the block so can edit on mobile as well. -- Thnx -- JudeccaXIII (talk) 07:33, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Deleted my page[edit]

I just recently made a page on Wikipedia which I found myself pretty proud of and it was deleted by you. Is there any reason why this is and if there is any way I can fix this? Please answer back. ~ B0wlN00dles

Why bother[edit]

Wikipedia is the least reputable and reliable source out there. Much worse than me fixing information in my last post. I did cite my sources just as I am supposed to. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:18, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Questions about external links[edit]

Hi Materialscientist,

This is in reference to my recent edit to AskMe. You removed an external link I added. While I'm new here, I noticed that according to the guidelines,

Except for a link to an official page of the article's subject, one should generally avoid providing external links to:


  • External links on Wikipedia navigation templates or navigation pages such as disambiguation, redirect and category pages.

The link I added, pointed to the official website of a moderately popular Indian search engine, which doesn't have its own article yet. May I ask what was the reason you removed it, and what I should bear in mind from now onwards?

Thank you,

Maskrain (talk) 08:58, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

AskMe is not an article, it is a Wikipedia:Disambiguation page - those have different guidelines (Wikipedia:DAB#External_links). Materialscientist (talk) 09:30, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

being harassed at :Natural landscape[edit]

This unsigned fellow apparently intends to completely change the meaning of Natural landscape. You have edited Nature so I thought I'd ask for help. He says he is doing things properly, however, he does not follow WIki consensus protocol. Basically, he is cherry-picking references to support his view that there is no nature in Natural landscape and changing/undoing entire sections which no one else has had an issue with. His type clearly wants to show that all nature is contaminated so what is the point of protecting that Natural landscape. He knows my Wiki editor abilities are limited so he continues this conservative attack. Natural landscape is part of the Environmental Portal and I have left a message with them, too. I initiated Natural landscape some years ago and I do not want it corrupted (e.g. Conservapedia). Thanks. Rstafursky (talk) 10:49, 7 July 2014 (UTC)


Hi, could you confirm whether 77Maestro is a sock of Fernando-the-King or not? I would say it is per contribs, but on the other hand 77Maestro was not blocked after your previous checks regarding other accounts. Thanks, –Gpmat (talk) 12:14, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Positive. Fernando-the-King hops over a very dynamic range, thus it is easy to miss some of his socks. Materialscientist (talk) 12:24, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

User: issues[edit]

Materialscientist, once again IP has been editing articles to change "is not" to "isn't" and similar contraction additions, which is making the prose less encyclopedic rather than more. I just reverted some more today, including I Kissed a Girl (Glee). As I noted above, there are a whole raft of warnings on this user's talk page, and not just on this issue; last time I added my own level-4, before I realized that someone else had actually done so in an earlier June 2014 section, but less than a week ago. Can you please administer a block, if appropriate, or a final warning if it isn't? Is there anything else I need to do? If nothing is done to correct this behavior, I'm convinced that it will continue. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 14:28, 7 July 2014 (UTC)


DTParker1000 (talk · contribs) is citing his book and another in numerous locations Parker, Dana T. Building Victory: Aircraft Manufacturing in the Los Angeles Area in World War II, p. 71, Cypress, CA, 2013. ISBN 978-0-9897906-0-4. and Herman, Arthur. Freedom's Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II, pp. 121, 124, 133, 137, 202, Random House, New York, NY, 2012. ISBN 978-1-4000-6964-4. Well over a hundred in the last 48 hours. Opinion? Cheers Jim1138 (talk) 00:25, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Recent edit patrol[edit]

(rewrite for clarity on 7 July regarding User:Qwertyxp2000)

Hi Materialscientist, Looking at the "Wikipedia" page, I noticed that User:Qwertyxp2000 has been adding a long block of text three times over the last week against different editors who are deleting the redundant material. You had previously marked his/her page for re-examining their test edits on both 30May and 15June. The following are the dates of his/her multiple attempts to keep returning the large redundant table of information on the Wikipedia page already covered elsewhere in the article:

(cur | prev) 23:26, 7 July 2014‎ Qwertyxp2000 (talk | contribs)‎ . . (213,503 bytes) (+89)‎ . . (→‎Internal quality control and assessment of importance) (undo | thank)

(cur | prev) 04:45, 1 July 2014‎ Qwertyxp2000 (talk | contribs)‎ . . (212,854 bytes) (+20)‎ . . (→‎Quality of writing: This helps readers quickly find out which ranking goes where with Wikipedia articles) (undo | thank)

(cur | prev) 05:55, 30 June 2014‎ Qwerty2000 (talk | contribs)‎ . . (216,112 bytes) (+2,258)‎ . . (→‎Quality of writing) (undo | thank)

The link to that user is here [29]. That user appears unresponsive on their Talk page. LawrencePrincipe (talk) 13:14, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

LawrencePrincipe (talk) 13:14, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

user Gello222[edit]

Re Gello222 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) - wow, fast action, thanks. And somehow I had never noticed the edit filter log. That's awesome! Jeh (talk) 02:17, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

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LIver contains 9 segments, not eight[edit]


The citation is already there. Liver divides into 9 segments: 1,2,3,4a,4b,5,6,7,8.

4a and 4b are separate segments. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:34, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Removal of Links and Text[edit]

Why was my link removed from the article? Other people have left similar links on this page and they weren't removed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by KHovde (talkcontribs) 12:58, 9 July 2014 (UTC)