User talk:NativeForeigner

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The Bugle: Issue XCII, November 2013

If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 05:38, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

Recent socks

Hey, there. I noticed that you helped out at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Mrwallace05. I was wondering if the CU can be compared to the most recent one for indef blocked User:Plant's Strider. I think they are likely the same person. Also, we have been chasing around IPs from Toronto, Roger's Cable. Is there any chance a connection can be made between these most recent socks and Roger's Cable. GabeMc (talk|contribs) 19:11, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

Rangeblock question

Hi NativeForeigner, I just made three range blocks (1, 2, and 3) to try to deal with a persistent vandal. If you have time, do you think you could check my work? Do they need to be modified at all? See here for more background. Thanks, Mark Arsten (talk) 15:27, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Looks good. The collateral is better than I would have expected. NativeForeigner Talk 20:04, 24 November 2013 (UTC)
Glad to hear that. Can't wait to vote in a few hours :) Mark Arsten (talk) 21:11, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Sock

Hello, I hope you are well! An old acquaintance is back and quacking as loud as usual. A swift block would be appreciated before he once again leaves us with dozens of "articles". Thank you in advance. Constantine 17:29, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

Impact control

I just struck out unverifiable station codes from 21 Athens Metro articles in one fell swoop. Please advise me on how Wikipedia can protect Athens Metro articles from future Pumpie socks (example: when the anonymous "Global Cash Dinar" vandal took on Yugoslavia money-related articles for a year, the solution was WP:PENDING). Thanks in advance. --Marianian(talk) 00:19, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Pending may be the answer. I've watchlistested a ton of them, so hopefully I'll be able to spot the trend. In general it should be easy to prevent so long as somebody brings it over to SPI. It's a lot more manageable from our end than when the Dinar vandal was about. That being said if it occurs again in the next month or so I'd consider applying pending changes protection. NativeForeigner Talk 08:52, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

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Thank you for quality contributions to articles such as USS Washington (BB-56) and Mo Tae-bum, for uploading excellent images and service on the Commons, for seeing the possibility of good faith, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (16 May 2010)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:07, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks a lot :) NativeForeigner Talk 08:49, 30 November 2013 (UTC)
You are welcome! It was so refreshing to read the term "good faith" in connection with the case which mentioned it only twice ("Thank you! Did you know that you were the first to mention "AGF" on that page? The only other time it said "AGF is simply not appropriate here — unfortunately we have assume the worst.") ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:38, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Jxlathan

Hi NativeForeigner--could you please put the link to the archived case, Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Jxlathan/Archive, in there? I don't know how to file that paperwork. Thanks! Drmies (talk) 17:03, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

It should automatically show up. I'll keep an eye on it, it seems like we've been having more glitches with the template recently. I don't have a good fix but if it doesn't resolve I'll see if I can get someone more well versed in templates to assist. NativeForeigner Talk 17:55, 11 December 2013 (UTC)
More glitches--just what we need. Thanks! Drmies (talk) 18:12, 11 December 2013 (UTC)
Tell me about it... NativeForeigner Talk 18:16, 11 December 2013 (UTC)