User talk:Materialscientist

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What !!?? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lui Does Sky (talkcontribs) 15:53, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

Snow white's hair is not in a bob! It is in a poof!

Hi. I need to know how to protect a page in Wikipedia? Please my email is — Preceding unsigned comment added by Prashanthshanjw (talkcontribs) 07:35, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Hello I am just letting you know that my information on Thylacines was a school assigntment teaching us not to trust wikipedia as anyone can write anything on it. This including us yr 7 students writing false information on an information page. Thanks for your concern but there are many more to come (im talking 100 since the whole year level does this)


Power Purchase Agreements[edit]

Hi, thanks for letting me know about the edit, I just thought this was of interest in this topic, since I came across this concept here in Australia and it was called differently to what it is marketed as in the US. I would still leave the text in it though, maybe not link it up to the page, but as you see fit.

All the best and kind regards from Down Under! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:16, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

It's a lot to learn[edit]

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

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

The silence is deafening.

"Wikipedia blocks are usually warnings only, and once over and learned from, unless repeated, they are in the past."

I am trying to learn what has happened. I have let some time pass. Still there is no sufficient, informative explanation as to what occurred. If I might know the true reason for my being indefinitely blocked on grounds of vandalism, it might suffice to place the matter in the past. I have not yet learned. However, I am showing a good faith effort to learn.

If my blocking was an unfortunate error, why then a rambling reply in incoherent language? Analogizing to a page from Wikipedia's guidelines for unblocking requests, a simple apology might suffice. As with unblocking requests, users (including administrators) should admit to their mistakes, show that they understand what was done wrong, and ensure it will not happen again. I cannot find the reference at this moment. If anyone could chime in and point out that page, I would appreciate.

The preceding has been partially marked up cut-pasted from User talk:Materialscientist, the section of the same name. as it had appeared at the time of my last edit September 26, 2014. The section is provided in case of difficulty reading User talk:Materialscientist talk page. Italics added to true, what I returned to do, because I cannot stress enough.

I am still awaiting response. Tomkwill (talk) 07:32, 27 September 2014 (UTC)Tomkwill

An Edit that you said was not "constructive"[edit]

You undid an edit that I placed on the list of Americans beheaded. Please tell me how you define the word "constructive." — Preceding unsigned comment added by Knit1 (talkcontribs) 01:56, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

For starters, instead of petulantly demand definitions of terms you should already know, you could, instead, demonstrate the significance of the person you placed on the list in the first place, thereby putting our concerns of vandalism to rest.--Mr Fink (talk) 02:16, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

A brownie for you![edit]

Brownie transparent.png Hey Thanks for letting me know about the guideline for giving sources. I wasn't too sure about how far copying and citing could go. Thanks for letting me know that even though I cited a reference, I still need to put the ideas and sentences in my own words. :-)

Thanks LasPo_rocks LasPo rocks (talk) 05:04, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

MY EDIT[edit]

SORRY TO INTERUPT! BUT MY EDIT WAS A FACT..HE IS ONE OF THE BEST! THAT SHOULD BE MENTIONED RIGHT? ANYWAY IM SORRY IF THAT WAS A MISTAKE! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Anugraha sakalesh (talkcontribs) 06:59, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Need an admin to review my good faith attempt to correct a mess[edit]

A big mess. An editor cut and pasted (losing the edit history) her new article to a new name and redirected the original article. The article was already at AFD and a second AFD was started on the copy. The article was then redirected to yet another name. I undid the redirect of the original article, asked for a speedy of the cut and paste copy, copied the second AFD discussion over the first discussion, and deleted the copied material from the second AFD. Since you are online could I ask you to check that what I have done is acceptable, and tidy up anything that needs an admin? (procedural close on second AFD, delete the cut and pasted copy, delete the redirect). I realize that I lost the edit history of the second AFD, but I preserved all of the time stamps in the copied material.

orig article The Lynchings of the Frenches of Warsaw and AFD Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The Lynchings of the Frenches of Warsaw

cut and paste copy (now a redirect) The Lynching of the Frenches of Warsaw and AFD (not a redirect)Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The Lynching of the Frenches of Warsaw ‎

final location of cut and paste copy Lynchings of Benjamin and Mollie French Meters (talk) 07:13, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Darn. You were online just before I started to explain, but it looks like you may be offline now. I'll see if I can recognize another online admin's name. Meters (talk) 07:20, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
I don't see any problem with your corrections; the whole issue is not so big to care for minute procedural details. Materialscientist (talk) 07:22, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I wanted to do something to kill the second AFD before it got even messier. Meters (talk) 07:28, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

IP racist edit[edit]

Hi Materialscientist, could you please look into this racist edit? Thanks. Amr ibn Kulthoumعمرو بن كلثوم (talk) 00:04, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Blocked the IP as open proxy, thanks. Materialscientist (talk) 00:06, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
The IP may have a point about this old edit: " This article is a complete scam. I am an Arab, and I never heard about such a saying. Even if there is such a phrase, why should it be interpreted this way? It is interesting to see the two authors who claim the saying and interpret it are ... Guess what? ZIONISTS. Hhhhmmm. Interesting. I am nominating this page for deletion. عمرو بن كلثوم (talk) 22:48, 25 October 2011 (UTC)" - an Arab attacking editors for being Jews? Really bad idea. Dougweller (talk) 09:46, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
Dougweller, in which part of my sentence did I attack "Jewish editors"? Obviously, you are justifying racism here. Amr ibn Kulthoumعمرو بن كلثوم (talk) 19:34, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
My only interest in this story is open proxies. Cheers. Materialscientist (talk) 09:51, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
That's fine, thanks. Dougweller (talk) 10:28, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Brick City Club also known as Jersey Club Music[edit]

Hello, you sent me a message saying that my edit was removed because it was not reliable source. However, I just wanted to let you know that I am the MOST reliable source that Wikipedia will get. I'm the creator and founder of this genre of music.

Itsyamandjtameil (talk) 03:19, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Hey brother

She has not acted in any Malayalam film song.It's misleading. Moreover She started her new film in malayalam this month which I added in her filmography. Please stay updated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Monujohnson007 (talkcontribs) 03:47, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Serzh Sargsyan[edit]

There is an IP user who is vandalizing the Serzh Sargsyan page. Can you ban the IP? I would revert the change but i do not want to get involved in an edit war. Ninetoyadome (talk) 05:12, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Done. Materialscientist (talk) 05:18, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank You Ninetoyadome (talk) 05:22, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Nazi Editor[edit]

You banned me for adding material on a bio that reads like a promotional add. You removed all traces of any balance to the page. Nice job. Hope you're proud of your extreme power. Hope you feel just wonderful in your role as censor of truth. You are everything that is wrong with Wikipedia. Get a good look at yourself, it's not a pretty picture. Read how that guy wrote in the NY Times that his daughter was found standing naked in a puddle of urine- and how the NY Times published a retraction- and how he admits a mental disorder- and how the Boston Globe found he had printed, " Karen Schwartzman, a crisis management consultant the district hired to help with the controversy, called Lichtenstein’s account of his daughter’s experience a “fabrication.” “Bill Lichtenstein strung together lie after lie to paint a picture of abuse that never happened,” Schwartzman said in an e-mail Saturday. "" And you have the NERVE to remove all traces of these facts and let a bio stand with no balance? If you don't like the edits clean them up. What you did was nothing short of vandalism. Get a life. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:31, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Reva Car[edit]

The only reference that I have of the incident is an FIR(First Information Report) filed in the local police station to this effect. The incident did not make it to the media although the media did show up at the premise for some time. I will try and get a copy of the FIR and attache the same. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sandy ptc (talkcontribs) 09:57, 29 September 2014 (UTC) is not a school[edit]

Although I am a new user, I was at the MTR and I noticed that someone tried to edit but got the "You are currently unable to edit Wikipedia" message. The MTR is the mass transit system of Hong Kong. This IP is used by the public computers available at the stations. I am just letting you know so you can correct the statement that it is likely a school. TChemB (talk) 01:52, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Gilgit dmy dates[edit]

I was curious as to why you, on 30 September 2014‎, changed the date on the Template:Use dmy dates in the Gilgit article. The template was added in February 2014 by Quebec99 with this edit. --Bejnar (talk) 05:16, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Before saving my edits I often apply two scripts to brush up formatting: User:Ohconfucius/script/MOSNUM dates.js and User:GregU/dashes.js. The first one also resets the date template. Materialscientist (talk) 05:20, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
Does that rather render the date field invalid? or less than useful? Or is the date function in that template totally different from the longevity one that I imagined? --Bejnar (talk) 06:58, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

You've got mail![edit]

Hello, Materialscientist. Please check your email – you've got mail!
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Shrike (talk) 08:00, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Congratulations from STiki![edit]

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The Platinum STiki Barnstar of Merit
Congratulations, Materialscientist! You're receiving this barnstar of merit because you recently crossed the 50,000 classification threshold using STiki.

We thank you both for your contributions to Wikipedia at-large and your use of the tool.

We hope you continue your ascent up the leaderboard and stay in touch at the talk page. Thank you and keep up the good work! West.andrew.g (developer) and Ugog Nizdast (talk) 10:07, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

RE: Weekly Shōnen Jump[edit]

This troll has been targeting the article for going on three months now. I doubt that a month long simi-proteciton is going to do anything. He has already shown that he will wait out the protection period and return to vandalize the article again. Since this is ongoing, I would suggest an indefinite semi-proteciton, or at the very least a 6 month period. —Farix (t | c) 11:54, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi there! I hope you don't mind but I've lenghtened your protection on this back to the date I had set on it earlier. Somehow it got shortened when the page move vandalism happened. I suspect it won't be long enough anyway, there seems to be a concerted, if bizarre, person/group determined to attack this article in a very weird way. GedUK  11:55, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Fine, thanks. Materialscientist (talk) 12:01, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Brown Beilfeld[edit]

I see no "nnew section" to click, so here goes.... please stop changing my edits to brown beilfeld page. I have experimented with this effect, the errors reported by wikipedia are correct, you have published a redundant article under a false name. Brown befield effect does not require ion exchange. It only alters electron orbits withing the dielectric mass. Please preform this experiment to prove my point, hang a flat plate capacitor on two strings at top and charge the plate just below max voltage. The results will demonstrate the brown beifeld effect. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wimsattj (talkcontribs) 12:16, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Abuse of talk page access[edit]

At User talk:DavidGunn810, the user you blocked is making personal attacks and abusing talk page access. Can you remove talk page access? Binksternet (talk) 13:33, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

the refrences you have provided for this article, may of them dont even give any info about the topics fiscussed in the arricle. There are sources that I have provided, why do you remove them every time. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:52, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Hello, can you check this?[edit]

See this :,_Azad_Kashmir&action=history. that IP is inserting facebook link in lots of place in article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Physicsmathftw (talkcontribs) 07:34, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

New IP, same disruptive edits[edit]

Hello, (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · edit filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log), who you just blocked, is back as (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · edit filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log): same ISP and exact same edits on the same articles (I have requested page protection at RPP to stop the IP hopping). Thomas.W talk 10:02, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

You've been mentioned[edit]

at User talk:Bambishambi. Dougweller (talk) 21:13, 1 October 2014 (UTC)


hi i edited a page on sleep... i changed "5 to 12" from "5 to 10" the sources which wikipedia supplies for that information says "5 to 12" and not 5 to 10... the person who cited the information in the first did it wrong so i corrected it. You can check my claim here in — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:37, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Deleted vandalism report[edit]

You deleted my vandalism report at [1]

I realize that Wdford and Robert McClenon are long-time experienced WP editors, who you may know well. Nevertheless, blanking a page to circumvent the article deletion policy seems like obvious vandalism under WP:Vandalism#Blanking.2C_illegitimate and WP:Vandalism#Gaming_the_system. The fact that they are experienced editors who are intimately familiar with WP policies makes it all the more problematic.

Beyond this, they've turned an article page into a "disambiguation article" - an odd hybrid of a WP:article and a WP:disambiguation page - except rather than disambiguating, it just lists a bunch of related topic articles.

I ask you to reconsider your action. Fearofreprisal (talk) 07:41, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

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

Since you have not provided any reply to my last talk with you, and just removed it from your talk page, I had to restore it

-- I heard this song at Youtube. Here are the links:

1) Original -
2) with English subtitles -

Lyrics of the song (and also the quality of this video) made me think
that it is from 1992 year; I could be wrong though.

Please check this IP address edits.[edit]

The IP is continually adding contents without veryfying the sources with poor formatting. Here [2] Physicsmathftw (talk) 09:19, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

ip edit was very clean and important, why you reverted it back?[edit]

I think you should first analyse correctly ip edit before just reverting the whole article back to original. This is not a vandalism! I agree that there is a lot of Western bias in every single article here on Wikipedia and this needs to be cleaned. The Chinese are watching. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Davedawit (talkcontribs) 21:50, 2 October 2014‎

M. Balamuralikrishna [edit]

You reversed my edit saying that they are not constructive. I am native Telugu speaker and can read, write, and speak fluently and understand several nuances including chandas and poetic forms. Moreover I have heard M. Balamurali Krishna on several occasions in a small group informal living room setting. moreover M. Balamurali Krishna is a native Telugu speaker.


I think a small lesson like explanation is in order for the benefit of those who do not know Telugu or Samskrutam to understand why my transliteration makes sense. I say samskrutam because two words in question mena the same in samskritam as in Telugu and the pronunciations are exactly the same too.

"bedam" itself gives rise to four different ways to write it in Telugu. I am putting the four possibilities below.

1. బెడం 2. బెదం 3. బేడం 4. బేదం

First three are meaningless. Only the fourth word has a meaning according to the rule of va(వ) and ba(బ) replacement equivalence (according to a rule in Hindi grammar which inheritde th erule from Sanskrit grammar) Unfortunately that meaning is not correct in the current context.

"bhedam" also gives rise to four ways of writing the word in Telugu.

1. భెడం 2. భెదం 3. భేడం 4. భేదం

Only the fourth word is correct in context. As far as I know as native Telugu speaker th eother words are meaningless in Telugu.

Of course in Tamiz which has far fewer letters than Telugu, there is no difference in writing or pronouncing between "bedam" and "bhedam" in that the second group cannot be written.

Now let us come to the problem with "bhedam". Since there are four ways to transliterate into Telugu and only one word has a meaning, then one needs to either use the Telugu script or one of the standard transliteration schemes - ITRANS or RTS (Rice Transliteration Scheme). I chose to use the latter to give the correct meaning. By the way "gati" is the correct RTS representation of the correct Telugu word గతి.

It should be గతి భేదం. I am changing it back.

Please put in a dispute if you have any problems.

A reference to a scholarly paper follows which has some information about the strengths and weaknesses of the extant transliteration schemes for Telugu.

You may ask why I am nitpicking. The whole of carnatic Music has its origins in sAma vEda (సామ వేద). Samskrit Words need to be pronounced as per the rules of Sanskrit phonetics as laid out in PrAtishAkhya . Otherwise what one is speaking is not samskrutam (సంస్కృతం). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Telugujoshi (talkcontribs) 00:15, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

link should remain[edit]

The link in question should be permitted as it is a reference to assist citizens with a need for such information and assistance with relocation to our community and robins air force base. I do not feel that it is in any violation as it sends them to a gateway of information for their specific search as well as community information that can not be obtained any where else collectively. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:45, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

You were advertising. This is not an appropriate location for such. See WP:SOAP and WP:LINKFARM. - Denimadept (talk) 06:08, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

False positive reversion[edit]

Hi. I noticed you reverted an edit to Knockout CP Freshmart. FYI, those were valid edits. I've restored the name. --Paul_012 (talk) 09:16, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

Do you work for wiki? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:10, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

October 2014[edit]

Information icon Welcome to Wikipedia. At least one of your recent edits, such as the edit you made to Czech Republic, did not appear to be constructive and has been reverted or removed. Although everyone is welcome to contribute to Wikipedia, please take some time to familiarise yourself with our policies and guidelines. You can find information about these at the welcome page which also provides further information about contributing constructively to this encyclopedia. If you only meant to make some test edits, please use the sandbox for that. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you may leave a message on my talk page.The reverted edit can be found here. The Determinator p t c 00:53, 5 October 2014 (UTC)


Just blocked Mateialsoacialscientist (talk · contribs) - did you want to do a CU or shall I just tag it as a suspected sock? Going out soon. Dougweller (talk) 09:31, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Ttt8888 (talk · contribs) might be a sock also. Dougweller (talk) 09:33, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
I see DMacks blocked User:Materialshamanist and tagged as suspected. Dougweller (talk) 09:41, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
All blocked, thanks. Post them here if you see new ones - CU access helps a lot in such cases. Materialscientist (talk) 09:55, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Pryse, Hugh[edit]

My addition was removed for lack of citation. I hope that this citation edit is ok.

1. Fry, Christopher, A Sleep of Prisoners (Oxford University Press,1951), Production Note

Lesley Woodward ( — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:45, 5 October 2014 (UTC)


Hi, although Italian isn't an official language of Libya, I still believe it is suitable to add the Italian name for Libya on that article. This is because Italy had a major role in the colonial era relating to Libya, and I believe it was Italy who named it like that. Also, if this isn't suitable, then how come the French name for Algeria is featured in its article and the German names for Cameroon and Namibia in their articles when those languages aren't the official languages of those countries. Thank you. -- (talk) 03:30, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Likely David Beals sock[edit]

Can you take a look at User_talk:NawlinWiki#David_Beals_sock.3F? INeverCry 03:31, 6 October 2014 (UTC)


Any chance of a rangeblock on these? Thanks, NawlinWiki (talk) 04:55, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes and no. He leaves sleepers on the last used range (which is a webhost, which is why his new socks should be reported to checkuser even if blocked), then hops to a new range, which is unpredictable. As usual, sooner or later he'll run into blocked ranges more and more often. Materialscientist (talk) 05:05, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Please read and comment delete or keep Dao's theorem[edit]

Hello Materialscientist,

I see history of Euclidean geometry I think You have knowledgeable classical geometry, please read pages Dao's theorem and comment anything You think. Delete or keep pages Dao's theorem. Thank to You very much.

Best regards

Sincerely --Eightcirclestheorem (talk) 03:34, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

XxXx$$$ YOLOSWAG420BLAZEIT $$$xXxX (talk · contribs)[edit] abusing his talk page. I'm not going to revert further.--Jasper Deng (talk) 06:38, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

IISC Challakere Facility[edit] — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:20, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

For future reference...[edit]

...there are a couple more things to change than just the image when fixing the In The News thing. :) Writ Keeper  00:29, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Doh, still sleepy. Materialscientist (talk) 00:31, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
S'okay, we're just playing "how many admins does it take to screw in a lightbulb". I didn't cut it either; we're now up to at least four. Writ Keeper  00:32, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Also, regarding the image issue raised at Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors:

I've deleted the image on Commons as copyvio, and replaced it ITN, but the action is delayed due to caching. Materialscientist (talk) 00:27, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

That's why it's important to purge the cache of Main Page after updating one of the transcluded sections (especially when a deleted image is involved). Thanks! —David Levy 00:39, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

I know, and think I've done that, but I can't do anything about more local caches. Materialscientist (talk) 00:40, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
Are you referring to the cached files stored on people's personal computers? —David Levy 00:48, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
On any unimaginable server in between wikipedia and end user - we saw all kind of weird caching problems on this wiki, with people trying to "fix" errors resolved ages ago. Materialscientist (talk) 00:59, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for clarifying. From the brief discussion, I was under the impression that the issue related to Wikipedia's cache. —David Levy 01:04, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Hello I am just letting you know that my information on Thylacines was a school assigntment teaching us not to trust wikipedia as anyone can write anything on it. This including us yr 7 students writing false information on an information page. Thanks for your concern but there are many more to come (im talking 100 since the whole year level does this) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Susie0susie (talkcontribs) 08:03, 8 October 2014 (UTC)


Hello I am just letting you know that my information on Thylacines was a school assigntment teaching us not to trust wikipedia as anyone can write anything on it. This including us yr 7 students writing false information on an information page. Thanks for your concern but there are many more to come (im talking 100 since the whole year level does this) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Susie0susie (talkcontribs) 08:04, 8 October 2014 (UTC)


my teachers assigned this to me and i don't appreciate you pretending that this account is a real good source of info mate if i wanted to i could delete and write false info about all your articles and know one would no it was false. My teachers are obvious smarter than you so please don't dis their way of teaching thank you v much. THIS IS SO Over the top GOD ITS SO Obvious THAT YOU HAVE 0 CLUE AND 0 gosh — Preceding unsigned comment added by Susie0susie (talkcontribs) 08:10, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Vijay (actor): Difference between revisions[edit]

Why was my line removed. Kindly explain so that I wont repeat a mistake — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kamalakannan1985 (talkcontribs) 10:36, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Thank you so much for blocking The troll running the account creatively started using my Talk page as a Sandbox after I put a message on his talk page regarding a test he made. You literally just saved me from having to go to a Psychiatric hospital. Being new to Recent Changes patrolling, I suppose I will have to get used to this. I praise you for your work.
[[THEO!|User:Tjraptis20]] (talk) 02:54, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

User Block Request[edit]

Thanks for your quick approval of my IP block request.Rivaner (talk) 06:45, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

CCVD Link Removed[edit]


I only changed the link because it no longer was a valid page on the ngimat site, so I found the relevant page and edited the URL. It is a commercial site, but it does have further information about the process. Either way, I can understand the edit. Have a good day :-) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:21, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Quick question[edit]

Hi. I was just wondering if you really meant to use the rollback tool on this edit. I agree it wasn't a necessary change, but it seems like the new user may have been acting (or at least experimenting) in good faith? Perhaps an edit summary to that effect would have been useful. No huge issue either way; just wondering, really. – Juliancolton | Talk 00:00, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes, neither the change nor my revert was necessary, I just felt the original wording was better and clicked rollback, having no time to undo and leave an edit summary. I don't think that basic rollback has any negative meaning - it is not like a vandal-revert rollback in HG or TW. Cheers. Materialscientist (talk) 04:08, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

kebab removal[edit]

Hi why you remove my kebab modification? T. Serbian ally — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:46, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

It made no sense in English. Materialscientist (talk) 04:09, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

butter and vitamin E[edit]

I just noticed that butter is absent from the list of sources of tocopherols on the relevant page. (It also appears to be absent from the 'Vitamin E' page. According to, 100 grams of butter contains 2.3mg of alpha tocopherol, or 12% of the RDA of Vitamin E. I find that odd considering that the list goes down to really minor sources like carrots (0.6mg, or 3% of the RDA) and goat's milk (0.1mg, or, according to nutritiondata, 0% of the RDA--you have to go up to one cup, or 244 grams, to get 1%.)

You left a message saying that you had deleted my addition of butter because I had not included a source. There are about 20 items in that list, starting with wheat germ oil and ending with goat's milk and not one of them contains a citation. Not one. Why delete my addition? Go to yourself if you want a source:

Please reinstate it. And if you feel it needs a citation, add citations for all twenty of the items on the list, or delete the entire list. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:31, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Recent IP block[edit]

Two days ago you blocked the IP for unconstructive edits, unsourced additions and unexplained removals of content. He seems to be back using the slightly different IP, performing the exact same edits.; I have reason to believe that it is the same perennial vandal that crops up every now and then vandalizing dates of pop culture articles mostly. The 1970's Spider-Man TV series seems to be a favorite target of his, and its what these latest edits have been on, and they're otherwise consistent with the behavior. As there's never been an associated user name, the best we can do is some form of longer block, possibly a range block, and maybe some semi-protection. What do you think?oknazevad (talk) 14:22, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Serial spammer?[edit]

I saw your note and reversion of an edit I made on [Fireplace Insert] - in which you called me a "serial spammer" .

I've been editing Wikipedia for about 4 months now. I've made about a dozen edits.

I started doing this because I recently retired and began writing online about subjects that interest me and products I buy myself. It's a hobby - I'm not an agency or a professional link builder or anything like that. I don't get paid for my work or even cover web hosting with my projects. Some of my sites are pure reference sites, others are more commercial in nature. But all contain well-researched content intended to help people make informed decisions.

After I finish a new project/site, I search for missing/incorrect content on Wikipedia and other reference sites and correct/edit the content with what I've learned - if it makes sense.

Anyway, after reading Wikipedia's spam guidelines today, it's clear now that the mistake I've been making is in citing my own work in the edits. I see the potential for exploitation, but honestly I cited my work because I believe the content is relevant, and the articles needed work.

But my behavior violates Wikipedia's spam rules, so I've stopped citing my own content as of today. I'll start citing other sites only.

Regardless of where this goes next, please re-insert the text changes I made to the [Fireplace Insert] article, because the article is misleading as it is currently written. It ignores electric inserts, which are highly energy efficient and growing in popularity. Plus, there's another site worse than mine used as a citation.

Also, if you plan to revert everything I've edited so far, please first read the edits and ignore the citations. I think you'll find they stand on their own merit.

I'm sure that monitoring Wikipedia for spam is challenging. I apologize for breaking the rules. Totally understand if you don't want me to continue.

Please let me know either way. And have a great weekend.

Luscious Jackson[edit]

Hey, materialscientist. I have a problem with a vandal on the page for the band Luscious Jackson. It's the IP address and they keep reverting me after I removed their edit- which was a clear act of vandalism. Not only is their edit wrong, but it's also unsourced as well. This is what they typed:

"They also currently are the reason why final/season 3 of The Adventures of Pete and Pete is not being realized on DVD, cause Nickelodeon allegedly does not want to pay for the rights for the song, but the band could in fact be cool and say hey Nickelodeon, you know what, it's cool, release the DVD so the next generation can enjoy the conclusion of one of the greatest Nickelodeon shows ever!"

I'm trying to be nice to them about this and hope they would get the hint due to my removals and reverts, but it does not seem to be working at this point. Shallowharold (talk) 11:11, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

persistent self-revert editors[edit]

Hi Materialscientist. I often see "vandals" who edit in a/their name, or something else completely unrelated, and then self-revert their edit again. Most get bored after 2 or 3 of these inane edits but some seem more persistent. Which template from Wikipedia:Template messages/User talk namespace is applicable in this case? I've left most for what they were, only templating the ones who add/immediate self revert extreme profanities with the "general disruptive" template. - Takeaway (talk) 13:19, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

I usually first tag them with {{subst:uw-selfrevert}} to show that their activity is noted, this works. I had a few rare cases when self-reverting persisted, and I had to block, after a stern warning. Materialscientist (talk) 21:06, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
Ah thanks! I hadn't scrolled down that far, only looking at the multi-level warnings. I'm guessing that after the single level "self-revert" tag, the continuation would be "general disruption" tags if they persist? I'm not an admin so all I can do is report to the vandalism board after enough warnings have been given. - Takeaway (talk) 21:18, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
If they persist I use {{subst:uw-test}} {{subst:uw-test2}} {{subst:uw-test3}} templates depending on the situation, though other tags may do. I use them also when that wasn't exactly a self-revert - often they revert by clumsy retyping, leaving some damage. Materialscientist (talk) 21:23, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
Okay. Got it! :) - Takeaway (talk) 23:24, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

Ivory-Billed Woodpecker[edit]

We the IUCN has listed this as a Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct) species so why have you put this species as a just CR species. Not true. In my days off, I actually try to contribute in these articles but people decide to lie. Ivory-billed Woodpecker is PE not CR. Bearded Vulture is NT not LC and this one you finally got: Pinta Island Tortoise has not been evaluated by us yet. Want to put in a status? Check the IUCN Red List if these species have been evaluated. Only a small percentage of us (about 0.5-0.75%) actually try to contribute. Make sure you check if these things are true. Thanks, yours sincerly user: LeeMcV. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:16, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Albino socks[edit]

I blocked Albino123 (talk · contribs) on the 6th, you blocked OCA2, and along comes Albino222. Tagged them all. Dougweller (talk) 09:08, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

And Albino242 and 252. Dougweller (talk) 09:16, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
Looks like Cavefish777, checking. Materialscientist (talk) 09:17, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, forgot about him. This[3] is odd, doesn't show the other Albino names. Dougweller (talk) 09:26, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
Cached page, didn't notice that. See Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Cavefish777 - we need a range block if we can get one, I've blocked 2 more. Dougweller (talk) 14:18, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

Big Sha[edit]

Hi Materialscientist. Thanks for the edit. The Big Sha page has been subjected to a bout of vandalism lately. It should probably be locked for some time. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vavass (talkcontribs) 11:35, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

Western Days, Yorktown TX[edit]

Thanks for the feedback. I'm a new user. I did cite a source for the addition on "Western Days", the Yorktown News-View newspaper. Please advise. Thanks! Andra Wisian — Preceding unsigned comment added by Andra M. Wisian (talkcontribs) 13:30, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

Matthew Barrett (Matty B)[edit]

Thank you

--LordSkrill Triumph (talk) 09:02, 14 October 2014 (UTC)LordSkrill Triumph

Probable open proxy:[edit]

Hello. A couple of open proxy testing sites on the 'Net (including tell me that Special:Contributions/, who I have had a slight run-in with is an open proxy, operating on port 8080. Another IP in the same subnet has also previously been blocked as an open proxy. Could you please take a look at it and do whatever you feel is needed? As you can see from their contributions all they've done is edit-warring and being "impolite". Their behaviour also shows that it is very probable that it is a blocked or banned user. Thomas.W talk 18:13, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Somehow I could not confirm this proxy yesterday, but I did now and blocked, thanks. Materialscientist (talk) 08:55, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
Some open proxies shut down automatically for a few hours when they notice they're being tested/checked, as opposed to used in a normal way, a self-preserving function that I have noticed with other proxies too. So they should always be tested more than once, with several hours or a day in between. Thomas.W talk 09:50, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Request for review and a fact check[edit]

I am Roger Toussaint, currently residing at [...] Because I didn't particularly care about what is said about me media-wise, I just glossed over Wikipedia's coverage. Until, today when someone close suggested that I edit your coverage.

So, first I corrected factual errors such as at what age (17 vs 18) I came to the US; when I became a union member (1984) (vs a union officer - 1995); when I was fired from the NYCT (June'98 not Nov '98);

Then I corrected politically biased and unsupported entries, newspaper commentary not being acceptable as fact,and just presented the factual record without regard to political perspective. For example, Wikipedia says that in 2006 I came intense criticism from members over firing opposition who were critical of my alleged close relationship with management. Problem, is that 2006 is when I was sent to jail for defying NYCT management, Mayor Bloomberg, and the Taylor Law. Wikipedia was relying on political commentary, not the factual record.

I request that you do a review and a fact check.

Roger Toussaint [...]— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:37, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

removed content?[edit]

Hi, you stated on my page I removed content from C64 Games System This is simply not true. Maybe it is a good idea to configure your bot a bit better :) Also, please do not take part in any edit warring that is going on in Commodore 64, the culprit has been reported. Thank you.

Fierman (talk) 09:08, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

It is right so don't undo it please — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:51, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Content removed from Almandine gemstone?[edit]

Mr. Materialscientist,

May I know the reason why you have removed my content from Almandine gemstone page. Reading and writing about gemstones is my passion, I've spend 16 years in research on gemstones.

I saw Almandine gemstone page with very small piece of info, so I thought to add its healing properties. I wrote about its healing properties and spend my time just to make this page more informative, and what you did just removed this content within few minutes without giving the reason.

You were talking about some external link, I would like to inform you the reference link I've placed with the article, leads to a very informative gemstones website. Mr. Materialscientist, please visit the website once, it is not a commercial website (buying/selling/advertising). This website just provides information about gemstones.

I would request you, to please check the content and reference link before removing it from Wikipedia, it will keep motivated your readers and writers to add more information on Wikipedia.

Thanks Emma — Preceding unsigned comment added by Whiteemma11 (talkcontribs) 11:19, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Hi Materialscientist. Thank you for your ongoing support regarding the LTA socks. Take care. Δρ.Κ. λόγοςπράξις 18:32, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Likewise, thanks for the follow-up on User talk: Noticed the talk page is missing a block template, though I am no longer watching this page—ping if you'd like a response czar  02:15, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

There are a few already; besides the top header and anonblock explain that this is a shared IP and invite to create an account in order to edit from that IP. Cheers. Materialscientist (talk) 02:18, 16 October 2014 (UTC)


...for reverting your reversion. Was only trying to improve the page.

Happy work, from Portugal -- (talk) 08:00, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

I've misclicked on the 1st revert. Cheers. Materialscientist (talk) 08:06, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

Jonathan Bennett Wikipedia[edit]

I made a section on actor, Jonathan Bennett`s Wikipedia page about his sexuality. In addition, I gave notable evidence to support it. Jonathan Bennett is, in fact, gay. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:50, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

rod sumpter first to ride the Cribbar September 1965[edit]

hi you made a mistake see this link article from a international surfing magazine supporting my claim to be the first to ride the Cribbar off Newquay Town Headland

I have 4 eyewitness reports from people on the cliff watching

please reinstate my update to your text

Rod Sumpter — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:16, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

Updated content needed - not an accident :)[edit]

Hi there, I am updating the correct channels and services providers for Ovation TV. The current listings on the right rail and in the history section are incorrect and outdated. Please do not remove my edits as I am inputting correct info. Thank you for understanding and your help.  :)

Can you do something about this guy?[edit]

From administrative side this looks like a fair dispute - one unlogged edit is not socking, but I don't watch that page and thus don't know the past history. Materialscientist (talk) 06:39, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Kyo 1 (talk) 13:03, 17 October 2014 (UTC) articel which?

Baphomet Dynasty[edit]

I know that dealing with these guys is mostly a thankless job. So... thank you. Kendall-K1 (talk) 12:42, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Wild Boars[edit]

I made a change under wild boars that said. "A wild boar attacked King Robert Baratheon during a hunt. He later died of his wounds"

I wasn't being serious, it was just a Game of Thrones reference and I had a giggle from it. Thank you!  — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:21, 19 October 2014 (UTC) 


Hi there, Materialscientist! How are you? And you remember to take care of vandalism across Wikipedia and help to fix this, keep up the good work. :) --Allen (talk to me! / ctrb / E-mail me) 08:25, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Edit to Students for Justice in Palestine[edit]

Hi there,

I was curious about your recent revision to the article on Students for Justice in Palestine, which I've just reverted. Given your impressive history on Wikipedia and record of quality contributions, I'm a little confused why you would reinstate language that essentially amounts to a smear campaign against the group, rehearsing claims of antisemitism that are unsourced and certainly NPOV. Because the group is still active, calling its membership (which includes Jews) "Judeophobic" and alleging that they engage in Holocaust denial seems to me to get dangerously close, in spirit at least, to some BLP problems. Curious to hear your thoughts on this. Cheers,

Sindinero (talk) 11:05, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

My mistake, thanks for reverting me. Materialscientist (talk) 11:10, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

A cookie for you![edit]

Choco chip cookie.png Thank you so much for the User:FatDeadHorse block. He deserves that. Cheers! Ashish Lohorung (talk) 00:05, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Re: the IP you recently reverted[edit]

I'm not sure, as Hjmitchell mentioned that RevDel can only be used in some cases and not necessarily on profane vandalism, but it appears that the F-bombs thrown against me, WayKurat and the others constitutes a personal attack. Blake Gripling (talk) 13:02, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

User:Sami Abboud[edit]

I don't think this user should be blocked as a sock of Moneyandfame (talk), because I used softerblock on Moneyandfame, which explicitly invited him to set up a new account. Unless you object, I will unblock him. He has COI issues and has made some borderline legal threats, but I don't think he needs blocking for those, yet. He is not part of the NewZealand123 spam sock-farm, his company was one of their clients whose article I deleted, and he is understandably annoyed about that, but DQ confirmed that the IP from which he first contacted me (see User talk:JohnCD#Deleted our Money and Fame page. and the item below) was not linked to NZ123. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 10:34, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Fine with me. I anticipated something like that while blocking, and the last straw was declined unblock on Moneyandfame's talk (paid editing). Materialscientist (talk) 10:37, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

keep taking off my edit[edit]

Hi,I edited the Undertakers page, because someone had said that Geoff Nugent died of a heart attack,, I changed it to, he died of (Atherosclerosis) which is hardening of the arteries. I also corrected the line up..The family of Geoff Nugent are upset with wiki for getting wrong... I am Arty from Artys Merseypedia, on I also run the Merseybeat heaven page. I am a long standing friend of Geoff Nugent. I played drums with him 2 days before his death.....

So will you please stopping deleting my additions, I am an expert on merseybeat...

Artydrummer(Davies) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:10, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

User caught by your proxy block[edit]

In Category:Requests for unblock I happened to see User talk: He is hit by this rangeblock which you placed in 2012 and is requesting unblock. It seems you're the person who can help him. But seems to offer an open proxy service via a bunch of 50.30.44 IPs including this one, so the outlook is dim. I tried - talk - edits - block - log - current blocks - Robtex/WHOIS - Google - HTTP

and just ran a Google on the IP. The entire /20 range is under Hosting Solutions International which sounds like a web hosting firm. Perhaps you want to do the honors and decline his unblock. Thanks, EdJohnston (talk) 04:55, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Judging from Google, (most) proxies are gone from this range, but this is a poor evidence. I'll check closer in a few hours, when I move to a less restricted PC. Anyway, this is indeed a webhost, which has a history of hosting open proxies, thus I would not unblock it upon a request from a single IP. Cheers. Materialscientist (talk) 05:13, 22 October 2014 (UTC)


It must be MariaJaydHicky’s IP. He/she changed ‘pop’ into ‘R&B’ on Marilyn Monroe (Nicki Minaj song), was similar with first diff, but second diff with fake summary ‘Comma not needed’, actually he/she changed it again. (talk) 07:44, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

RE: White Rhino[edit]


My edit was factual. I have added a reference as requested.

American Food Edit[edit]

HI, You deleted my addition about North Carolina barbecue because it did not have a reference. I am the reference, as I am a native of North Carolina. My husband's family is very much a fan of the western style barbecue (and strongly opposed to Eastern), while my family is all about eastern style barbecue. I eat both and I am qualified to give a brief description of the slight differences between the two. Please do not delete my submission again. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cecross14 (talkcontribs) 23:30, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

H2 + O2 -> H2O[edit]

Ahh, now I understand. The page doesn't clarify that hydrogen gas is H2, not H. But now that I know that, this makes sense. It was not a test, I was just assuming it was H + O2, not H2 + O2 (which the article never mentioned). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:07, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

It's supposed to be 2H2 + O2 -> 2H2O--Mr Fink (talk) 04:34, 23 October 2014 (UTC)