User talk:RobertMfromLI

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My first Editor Review: User:RobertMfromLI/EditorReviews

Adopt-a-user[edit]

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Hi RobertMfromLI. I'm leaving you this message because you have previously been involved as an adopter with Wikipedia's Adopt-a-user program. A clean-up of this program is currently underway, and as part of the process I am trying to find out who is and isn't still interested in remaining an adopter.

If you would prefer not to be part of the adoption program anymore, you need do nothing; when the overhaul of the project is completed your name will be removed from the list of active adopters. However, if you have current adoptees, an active adoption school or an interest in adopting in the near future, then please let us know by signing here.

If you want to remain in the project and can currently take on more adoptees, there is a serious backlog at Category:Wikipedians seeking to be adopted in Adopt-a-user; it would be enormously helpful if you could take on one or two of the users there. Please do keep an eye on the project for upcoming changes, we could use your opinions and your help! Yunshui  09:17, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

ANI[edit]

Hello. There is currently a discussion at WP:ANI regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is User North8000 disruptive talk page editing at talk:Homophobia. Thank you. - MrX 20:08, 16 November 2012 (UTC)

IP Unblock Request[edit]

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This blocked user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request. Other administrators may also review this block, but should not override the decision without good reason (see the blocking policy). Do not remove this unblock review while you are blocked.

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Request reason:

TK/CN 23:00, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Decline reason:

It is very likely you have not been personally blocked. Unfortunately, we are unable to unblock you because you have been caught in a rangeblock. These are applied to stop persistent vandals from using multiple IP addresses to evade their block. For our security, we cannot release this block early unless there is clear evidence of severe collateral damage. You can, however, log in to edit. If you don't have an account, you can request an account at tools:~acc, making sure to add a link to this page for our reference in the comments section. Sorry for the inconvenience, but please let us know if you have any questions. A minority of rangeblocks are "hard blocked" and prohibit editing even if logged in, due to exceptional vandalism or other similar issues. If despite creating an account, you still find that you cannot edit even when logged in, then please contact us again with the relevant error message. Daniel Case (talk) 16:40, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

If you want to make any further unblock requests, please read the guide to appealing blocks first and then use the {{unblock}} template again. If you make too many unconvincing or disruptive unblock requests, you may be prevented from editing this page for as long as you are blocked.

IP unblock Part 2[edit]

{{unblock|Hi Daniel, Sorry if I did not specify (thought this information would come up when checking the block). - This is a hard block - logging in does not allow me to do any editing except to my own talk page - I've helped with these in the distant past - it should be as easy as changing the hard block to not include the IP specified. - The message is one of the standard proxy/IP hard block messages - though, I'll include the whole thing below. Sorry about that. I should have remembered there are multiple block messages You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason: You are currently unable to edit Wikipedia. You are still able to view pages, but you are not currently able to edit, move, or create them. Editing from 206.71.144.0/20 has been blocked (disabled) by Kanonkas for the following reason(s): The IP address that you are currently using has been blocked because it is believed to be an open proxy. To prevent abuse, these proxies may be blocked from editing Wikipedia. If you believe you are not running an open proxy, the most likely cause is that another customer from your ISP who was previously assigned this IP address was running an open proxy. If this is the case, please request to be unblocked using the <nowiki>{{unblock}}template, or request administrator attention using {{admin!}} and indicate you are caught by an open proxy block. More rarely, your network equipment or that of your service provider may be misconfigured or compromised by malicious software (such as a virus). In some cases, this can be remedied by logging into the secure server. For more information, see the Wikiproject on Open Proxies and Wikipedia:Open proxies.

(Sandbox test edit)

This block has been set to expire: 2014-04-12T07:35:50.

Even if blocked, you will usually still be able to edit your user talk page and email other editors and administrators.


Thanks again, ROBERTMFROMLI | TK/CN 19:01, 17 April 2013 (UTC)}}</nowiki>

More information is needed before this request can be considered. For one thing, you have not told us what particular IP address you are trying to edit from, so it is impossible to check it. However, I have checked a number of IP addresses in the range you mention that have edited Wikipedia at one time or another, and every one of those I checked is a public proxy, which is not promising as far as your request is concerned. Contrary to what you evidently think, even if you were to tell us your particular IP address, it would not be possible to remove just one IP address from a range block. Are you using a proxy to edit? If so, why? In rather limited circumstances it is possible to give a user IP-block exemption, but only if you can convince an administrator that there are good reasons why you should be editing from a range that seems to be a host to a whole family of open proxies. One final point: the range block you mention has been in place for several years, but you have edited articles up to 17 days ago, so you were evidently using a different IP address. Is there any reason why you can't do so now? JamesBWatson (talk) 20:17, 17 April 2013 (UTC)


Hi! Actually, I did, but someone deleted it from the original request (as well as the details I put in the original request). It is here.
The IP address is 206.71.149.10
The IP address is part of a static pool registered to a big data center in NYC (Brooklyn) used by many companies (including Verizon, CBS and others). The particular IP address in question is (and has been for many years) in the use of Interboro Insurance.
Thanks, Rob
ROBERTMFROMLI | TK/CN 20:30, 17 April 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I see that you did give both the IP address and other information in the original unblock request. In fact, it is still here in the page, but invisible, apparently due to some sort of formatting problem. No doubt if I tried I could figure out what went wrong, but it doesn't seem worth the effort. I can see no evidence that the IP address you give is a proxy. Perhaps your suggestion of a smaller range block will be acceptable, but I will refer it to the WikiProject on open proxies to check. Sorry this means a delay in your case being dealt with, and I hope you don't have to wait too long. JamesBWatson (talk) 20:53, 17 April 2013 (UTC)


Hi James, no worries on the wait... been here for a long while... helped fight vandalism for quite some time... so, I well remember the battle. So, I don't in the least bit mind the wait to get this looked at properly. I'd rather it done right, than for it to create more headaches for others. :-)
Thanks again, Rob ROBERTMFROMLI | TK/CN 20:57, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Robert, at least until the range is sorted through, I have granted you IPBE. ​—DoRD (talk)​ 22:09, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

IP block exempt[edit]

I have granted your account an exemption from IP blocking. This will allow you to edit through full blocks affecting your IP address when you are logged in.

Please read the page Wikipedia:IP block exemption carefully, especially the section on IP block exemption conditions.

Note in particular that you are not permitted to use this newly-granted right to edit Wikipedia via anonymous proxies, or disruptively. If you do, or there is a serious concern of abuse, then the right may be removed by any administrator.

Appropriate usage and compliance with the policy may be checked periodically, due to the nature of block exemption, and block exemption will be removed when no longer needed (for example, when the block it is related to expires).

I hope this will enhance your editing, and allow you to edit successfully and without disruption. ​—DoRD (talk)​ 22:09, 17 April 2013 (UTC)


Hi DoRD, much thanks! I will be editing from within the class C that my current IP is in (and virtually always from the .10 address) - and of course, from the "usual locations" I've been editing from before for the last few years (my personal office via my small little static IP pool), so, I expect no issues. Thanks again, Rob ROBERTMFROMLI | TK/CN 22:32, 17 April 2013 (UTC)
Now if only I could remember what page prompted this... it was a copyvio (a sentence or two in the lede). Time for more coffee I think. ;-) ROBERTMFROMLI | TK/CN 22:34, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

Hi Robert. In case you are not aware, there is an upcoming campaign to improve coverage of LGBT-related topics on Wikipedia, culminating with an international edit-a-thon on June 21. See Wiki Loves Pride 2014 for more information. If you are interested, you might consider creating a page for a major city (or cities!) near you, with a list of LGBT-related articles that need to be created or improved. This would be a tremendous help to Wikipedia and coverage of LGBT culture and history. Thanks for your consideration, and please let me know if you have any questions! --Another Believer (Talk) 17:56, 13 May 2014 (UTC)