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Jerry Johnson[edit]

There are at least three notable American football players named Jerry Johnson, so moving Jerry Johnson (defensive tackle) to Jerry Johnson (American football) was not a good idea. I moved it back. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bender235 (talkcontribs)

Since no article exists for any of these other "notable" individuals, further disambiguation is inappropriate. -- Mufka (u) (t) (c) 01:04, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

Continuing "hijinks" from an IP editor you have dealt with in the past[edit]

I stopped by to draw your attention to a potentially problematic IP editor [1] who you dealt with back in July of this year, in the form of a block. This individual's edits appear to consist of only two types. In one, they selectively convert capital letters appearing in an article to small case, which depending on the context, may or may not be appropriate. In the other type of edit, they are continuing the dubious practise of changing existing material in an article without either providing either a reference or an edit summary for rationalizing those changes. In at least one recent case, this took the form of the unreferenced altering of the material in a biography by adding what appears to be a nonsensical link to another article. A lot of these questionable edits are of the type that are potentially quite difficult to detect by many editors and thus the problem is compounded. I've noticed that this individual appears to spread out their edits over time and they also seem to vary the type of articles they are actually making these changes to, thus making it more difficult to both detect and control. I wonder if you could perhaps take a look at this situation and use your best judgement on the matter. Thank you for your time. (talk) 20:22, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

Outright vandalism from the IP address mentioned above is continuing. (talk) 04:26, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

March 23[edit]

Thanks for the correction. I was not aware of this updated MOS. Quis separabit? 19:04, 12 November 2013 (UTC)


You had recently questioned my reverting of user on the Chevrolet Corvette and calling it vandalism. But, if you also check out the user contribution history, you will see that many of the changes that were made by user, was reverted by other editors. And I also think that when a person has a history since October 2013, of continuing to change names and dates with no references being added or cited, is considered an act of vandalism.

Historianbuff (talk) 13:21, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Hello! There is a DR/N request you may have interest in.[edit]


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Your alter ego[edit]

There has been a resurgence of vandalism on User:Swayback Maru, so I took the liberty to semi-protect it indefinitely. No earthly reason why even legit IPs should edit it. If for some reason you disagree, you are of course free to unprotect it. Favonian (talk) 18:33, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Day of the Year births and deaths[edit]

Hi Mufka, I wonder if you can clarify for me whether births and deaths of animals are acceptable on the pages of Day of the Year entries. I notice there are several at the moment but I don't take that as the rule. I could not find anything pertinent in the guidelines, no criticism of your guidelines, my selective blindness may be at fault. Best. Richard Avery (talk) 06:39, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Animals have generally been allowed but there has been no mention in the guideline. This is being discussed currently at WT:DOY. -- Mufka (u) (t) (c) 10:13, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, I've had a look at the discussion and I agree with you, a preference for humans only but it is hardly an issue to get worked up about. I can see that if any attention is drawn to it there will be a concerted effort by somebody (there's always somebody) who will ensure that the days are peppered with animalata of every shape and form. Keep up your excellent work. Richard Avery (talk) 14:19, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

May 6[edit]

Hello Mufka,

I would firstly just like to say that I didn't like the ominous tone your message had to it. I am fairly new to Wikipedia and I am trying to do my best to abide by guidelines, not engage in any vandalistic activity and indeed trying to prevent it myself and to do the right thing and I infer from your message and its tone that you did not adequately acknowledge that.

I apologize sincerely for my breaking of the formatting guidelines and my addition of what you to perceive to be "unneccessary references". My intention was not to vandalize the page but merely to add an event to it which I genuinely thought was relevant, notable, interesting and critical in world affairs.

I perfectly understand why I was in breach of the formatting rules and why my references were not welcome but I beg to differ on your assertion that the main event I added and I quote you verbatim "does not meet the inclusion criteria per WP:DOY." It clearly states under the section What is notable on the Wikipedia:Days of the year page that "dates significant world leaders or movements ROSE TO or fell from POWER" is notable! Now if you want to take the sorry line of argument and say that the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is not a 'significant' leader and that the outcome of the last national election in the UK has not had a bearing on global affairs then let me inform you of this if you didn't already know. It was OUR Prime Minister's decision to not involve OUR country's troops in Syria militarily which influenced YOUR President's decision to not involve YOUR country's troops in Syria militarily. Had the outcome of our last national election not been the way it was, UK and US troops would not have withdrawed and be withdrawing from Iraq and Afghanistan respectively as quickly. The amount of aid per our country's respective GDP's granted to poor African countries is determined by a consensus made by our leaders. I could give many more reasons as to why the 2010 General Election in the UK and its outcome was significant globally but I do at this point rest my case and plead of you to see reason and add the United Kingdom general election, 2010 to the page May 6 without the incorrect formatting and "unnecessary references".


Nick B 1993 (talk) 14:34, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Rising to and falling from power are both very distinct from gaining or losing power as a result of the normal political process that establishes ruling parties. Now you may say that these are the same. But in the context of notability for DOY, rise and fall from power refer to extraordinary circumstances that do not normally occur to facilitate a change of power. For example, a US presidential election is never notable in this context (unless of course we include the very narrow example of the first black president which falls under social milestone). -- Mufka (u) (t) (c) 03:02, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

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