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


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

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

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

A barnstar for you![edit]

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

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Chris Park correction[edit]

Hello, here is a reference for you. You were mistaken in the spelling of Chris Park's name:

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

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

Jddjdjcjcjcjcj block[edit]

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

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


Re: Jimbo's talk

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

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

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

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

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

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

human Average height - juan00000000[edit]

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

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


You removed my edit with Nigeria's coat of arms and I was also removing excessive information about slavery Jaqoc (talk) 08:03, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

changes to Michael Berube's wikipedia page[edit]

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

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

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

A cupcake for you![edit]

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Omar Khadr[edit]

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


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

Problem IPs[edit]

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

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

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


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

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

Thailand Gross domestic product 2013, PPP[edit]

References — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:05, 29 July 2014 (UTC)


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

Disruptive talk page edits[edit]

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

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

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

Canneto fires[edit]

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

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

Possible socks[edit]

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

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Possibly unfree File:Edmund Oscar von Lippmann.jpg[edit]

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

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

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

Another checkuser request[edit]

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

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


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

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

Edit explanation[edit]

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

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

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

Hi Materialscientist,

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

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

A kitten for you![edit]


You removed a vandalism-only account from and editing it, thanks!

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Merge discussion for Wagon-wheel effect[edit]


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

I've had it.[edit]

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

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

Removal of My Edit[edit]

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

I will be reinserting this edit with an appropriate footnote. As you will see, there are a number of citations supporting this edit. Thanks for your assistance. Colorado Carol (talk) 21:39, 8 August 2014 (UTC)


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

is he living person ??[edit]

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

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

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

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

Creating hoax articles[edit]

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

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

Removed link[edit]

Hi Materialscientist,

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

Thank you.

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

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

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

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

O.K.--RAF910 (talk) 03:44, 10 August 2014 (UTC) and copyedits[edit]

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

User talk:[edit]

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

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

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

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

Deadlink removal[edit]

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

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

Editor abusing AFC script[edit]

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

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

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

A barnstar for you![edit]

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

Check User[edit]

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

Check User[edit]

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

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

Pakistan Army Promotion Procedures[edit]

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

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

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

  • Promotion from Brig. to Maj. Gen

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

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

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

  • Promotion from lt. Gen. to Gen.

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

Alban rusi[edit]

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

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

Similar article title[edit]

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

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

Correction made[edit]

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


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

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

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

SPA with Psychedelic drug advocates categories[edit]

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

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

SPA adding own blog[edit]

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

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

Removal of My Reference in Ganesh Chaturthi Article[edit]

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Edited Liechtenstein[edit]

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


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

Wrong Lorraine[edit]

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

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

Best wishes

Lorraine — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lorraine (talkcontribs) 08:09, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

this is my reference to my added content[edit]

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

Leon Henry[edit]

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

A kitten for you![edit]

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

Frosty 08:52, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

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

A barnstar for you![edit]

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

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

Desmond Hogan sex abuse hearings[edit]

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




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

This branch still has the intact gallery tags -- --

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

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

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

Style guides[edit]

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

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

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

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

Downcasing amazon parrots[edit]

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

Which article did I edit?[edit]

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


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

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

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Edits[edit]


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

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

Thanks, Grace

A cookie for you![edit]

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

Thanks for the assistance at AIV[edit]

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

Yoga article edits[edit]

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

FAC review[edit]

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

Please explain[edit]

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

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

possible incorrect data[edit]

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

AK-47 talk page[edit]

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

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

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

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

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

Orzel Bialy[edit]

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

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

James Chadwick[edit]

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

Unblocking IP range[edit]

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

Unregistered user's edits[edit]

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

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

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

A cupcake for you![edit]

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