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Formerly Redskunk (talk · contribs)

The recent SPI[edit]

Um.. I don't want to turn out malicious or anything, but, has Atlantictire been sanctioned at all for all this? -- Director (talk) 11:32, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Yup. Bbb extended the block out to ten days duration, if it happens again it will likely (almost certainly) be indef. NativeForeigner Talk 21:16, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
After all the "gestapo", "antisemitic crank", "bigot", etc. + the three attack socks? I always thought if you're a multiple sockpuppeteer you're indeffed on the spot. -- Director (talk) 08:19, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
It's generally left to the discretion of the blocking admin. I'd talk to @Bbb23: about this. NativeForeigner Talk 18:13, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue XCVI, March 2014[edit]

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Puzzling sock block[edit]

NativeForeigner, I'm puzzled by your block of Electrostatic345345 (talk · contribs) for being a sockpuppet of Mittybark111 (talk · contribs). I don't see any mention of this user account at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Mittybark111/Archive. If this is a sockpuppet case, shouldn't it be documented better? RockMagnetist (talk) 15:50, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Ah, I see why you would be confused. I ran a checkuser on the case located at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/ A clerk should merge the case to the Mittybark111 case at some point in the next day or two. NativeForeigner Talk 18:11, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
Whoah - Mittybark111 is one busy troublemaker. Thanks for cleaning up that mess. RockMagnetist (talk) 18:36, 26 March 2014 (UTC)


Daveandbusters1345 was indeffed as one of the ceiling fan puppets. An IP left this message on my talk page, and I blocked the IP for one year for block evasion and being a confirmed proxy server. Then, when I probed further, I saw a range of IPs editing Archie Karas. My guess is Daveandbusters was using the proxy server to post to my talk page as the other edits of that IP and of the other IPs seem unrelated to the subject matter of the sock puppetry. Does anything further need to be done? Thanks.--Bbb23 (talk) 22:26, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

I've locked the account and globally blocked the proxy. --Rschen7754 22:35, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

technically clean meat[edit]

In this edit to a sockpuppet investigation, you said "Some of these acoutns coule be meat but are technically clean." The mental image that comes to mind is Kosher spam (food), which of course does not exist. Thanks for the laugh. Oh, and I do understand what you were really trying to say. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 02:37, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Teaching wikipedia in comm 106i s14[edit]

Hi there

I am a professor in the communication department planning on a wikipedia editing assignment with my 80 studemt class this quarter. As campus ambassador, can you help me? I am reading up on the instructir and syllabus materials, but it would be great to meet and talk about advice or support to students as they undertake their projects for the quarter.

Might you be free to meet this week?

Thank you, Lilly Irani

WikiCup 2014 March newsletter[edit]

A quick update as we are half way through round two of this year's competition. WikiCup newcomer Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) (Pool E) leads, having produced a massive set of featured pictures for Silver certificate (United States), an article also brought to featured list status. Former finalist Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) (Pool G) is in second, which he owes mostly to his work with historical images, including a number of images from Urania's Mirror, an article also brought to good status. 2010 champion Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) (Pool C) is third overall, thanks to contributions relating to naval history, including the newly featured Japanese battleship Nagato. Rhodesia Cliftonian (submissions), who currently leads Pool A and is sixth overall, takes the title for the highest scoring individual article of the competition so far, with the top importance featured article Ian Smith.

With 26 people having already scored over 100 points, it is likely that well over 100 points will be needed to secure a place in round 3. Recent years have required 123 (2013), 65 (2012), 41 (2011) and 100 (2010). Remember that only 64 will progress to round 3 at the end of April. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page; if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 22:55, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Richard Daft[edit]

Hi there. I can forgive you for groaning when you see that heading. First, I'd like to thank you for your recent work on the case when you uncovered several latent accounts. Secondly, though, I wonder if you can give me some advice.

As you know Daft is a long-term abuser of the site who focuses on WP:CRIC by disrupting its articles and making personal attacks on several of its members. There is one exception, User:Johnlp, whom Daft sees as an "ally" of some kind although there is no real reciprocation of that, except in as much as Johnlp endeavours to be all things to all men and tries to see every point of view. The difficulty is that Johnlp believes Daft should be able to use User talk:Johnlp to express his views and he has resisted efforts by those of us trying to remove Daft's edits by saying that it is "his page" and he will decide what is displayed there.

I believe that under the terms of WP:BMB, Johnlp has no say in this and should stand aside when Daft's posts are removed from the talk page. Better still, I believe the page should be semi-protected to stop Daft using it. I have gone to WP:Requests for page protection but am not confident of that process as I'm proposing another user's talk page. I have also reported Daft to WP:Long-term abuse/Richard Daft.

Can you advise me on these steps? Am I going about things the right way and is there anything else you can suggest? Thanks very much. HCCC14 (talk) 18:27, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Looks good. Only further step is AN or ANI but I'd generally try to avoid that unless absolutely necessary. NativeForeigner Talk 19:42, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

SockPuppet Investigation Immediately closed by an administrator when the accused requested him to close it- Need Immediate attention[edit]

Hi User:NativeForeigner,

I had opened a sock puppet investigation on two users Shriram and Lihaas on India General election page- Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Shriram. One of them suddently made a request to another Administrator ( RequestMadeHere ) to close the investigation and the page was immediately closed.

Excerpt- User:JamesBWatson, I would think canvassing around for his view is turning disruptive. (Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Shriram) How about a topic ban?Lihaas (talk) 14:44, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

The immediate closure of topic looks suspicious. Please do the necessary.

Thanks Soorejmg (talk) 15:52, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

I tend to agree with JamesBWatson. The two users agree, but that does not make them sockpuppets. NativeForeigner Talk 18:36, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
Soorejmg has sent this message to six different administrators. See User talk:Soorejmg#Canvassing. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 19:30, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/TimeQueen32[edit]

Hi! Can I have an update on the status of this SPI? In particular I'm wondering why no blocks have yet been made if there is a paid editing ring at work here, as you alluded to in the SPI. I realise you may be busy offline, and that there might be additional checks going on behind the scenes, but the case has been open for quite awhile now without many updates. ThemFromSpace 17:09, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

It's really ambiguous. There are a couple groups of two accounts but they are stale. There is also some geographic grouping that could suggest meat. But hte groups are across four continents (as I recall). It might be best to block on behavior. I Relisted so that another checkuser could examine it, but as you can tell that hasn't occurred. I'll be much less busy at the end of the week, but no guarantees on actually blocking anything on CU evidence: this is not clear cut technically. NativeForeigner Talk 19:07, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the update! ThemFromSpace 15:11, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue XCVII, April 2014[edit]

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