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Books & Bytes New Years Double Issue

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Sorry not to have followed protocol in editing the "Elizabeth Barrett Browning" wiki page. However, my edit was correct. Endnote 22 was written by Jennifer Kingma Wall, an MA candidate at Rutgers University (article copied below). I did not intend on vandalizing the page; I only wanted to give credit to the proper author.


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The Signpost: 31 December 2014


Hi Roland, just FYI, I have an incomplete list of proxies used by our mutual friend at User:HJ Mitchell/93. As I mentioned at the SPI, the ones I dealt with in December were geolocating mainly to South America (Paraguay, Peru, Argentina, Venezuela, though interestingly not Brazil or Chile...) and a few to Spain. I don't generally edit articles in the topic area given that I'm active in enforcing the discretionary sanctions so feel it best to remain above the fray, so if you spot any suspicious-looking edits from IP addresses like that (and my list might make for useful comparison), could you let me know? From a pragmatic point of view, I'd be inclined to leave him alone if he was editing anonymously and not causing any problems, but alas he insists on coming back to the same edit wars time and time again. Vagueness is deliberate per WP:BEANS/WP:DENY. Best, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 01:10, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 07 January 2015

Your user page

I just read your user page. You are highly deserving of respect. I thought I should let you know. Mbcap (talk) 19:58, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 14 January 2015

Runtshit bombing

I got it too. Classic case of dick-size anxiety syndrome. You are semi-protected for a couple of weeks, let me know if you'd like it extended or removed. Zerotalk 11:33, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

I don't think it's Runtshit. Far more characteristic of JarlaxleArtemis. RolandR (talk) 11:37, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
Agree. Young J. has been very active lately. I have my talk-page permanently protected now, you really should ask for the same: saves a lot of time. Huldra (talk) 22:42, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
I'd be happy to oblige if that's what you wanted, Roland, but the way I look on his visits to my own talk page is that it keeps him away from anywhere where he can do real harm. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 23:17, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
I think we should make things as difficult as possible for him and other vandals. In fact, I'd like to see nearly all pages permanently semi-protected, in order to deter vandals. RolandR (talk) 23:46, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

speedly deletion of ViableType, Inc

@RolandR:hii i saw that you had tagged viabletype for deletion but Lmoia17 removed tags multiple times even after warning without any proper reason or discission. so please take appropriate response according to wikipedia guidelines. i am a new patroller so i wanted your help and please check this page also if you don't mind Ché Aimee Dorval thank you :).--Nicky mathew (talk) 02:00, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 21 January 2015


I believe the user thinks he is on some quest to right the wrongs he sees on wikipedia and rid it of its 'liberal' bias. It isnt just on the Marx pages, its on a lot of pages. His talk section is a testament to that. The disruptive edits, edit warring, pointy and agenda driven inserts don't stop. A ANI report had been filed before, but it appears nothing has come of it. Is there anything else one can do? -Xcuref1endx (talk) 23:09, 23 January 2015 (UTC)