User talk:Sailsbystars

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Thank You[edit]

I want to Thank you for the update and helping me understand more about wikipedia and what is acceptable. I appreciate you adding the necessary links and what I currently do. Hopefully in the future you will see recognize my name worldwide. LOL All the best to you. Thank you also for keeping a watch on this page. Keep up the great work. Anytime you want to communicate directly with me you know my email ( Enjoy your weekend. Thank you. -Brett

March 9 edit-a-thon at MOCA in downtown LA[edit]

LA Meetup: March 9 edit-a-thon at MOCA

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

You have been invited to a meetup and edit-a-thon at the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 11 am to 6 pm! This event is in collaboration with MOCA and the arts collective East of Borneo and aims to improve coverage of LA art since the 1980s. (Even if contemporary art isn't your thing, you're welcome to join too!) Please RSVP here if you're interested.

I hope to see you there! User:Calliopejen1 (talk)

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Run-of-the-mill nationalism[edit]

Hi there. I really do not consider myself a nationalist. Maybe others do so, I may not know. Having said that, if you have a quick look at the activities of the user who complained of me (I do not know what "proxy" means but coming from that user, any word related to this contributor could be negative) you may perhaps find a perfect nationalist in the negative sense of the word. The reason I am visiting you is not taking your time with my opinions. I would like to ask you the same question I asked a couple of other administrators. I believe, by commonsense, revealing personal information could not be accepted in any civilised gathering, such as Wikipedia. Could you take an initiative on this if possible? Thank you very much and sorry for disturbing you. -- (talk) 14:07, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

So what I did was just a technical check that your IP addresses are not useable by anyone in the world. they are only usable by someone local to your country. That's it. The nationalism comment was perhaps a bit hyperbolic -- all I was saying is that the edits from your IP are in harmony with the geographic location. If you want more anonymity on Wikipedia, you can always create an account so that almost no one can see your IP address and geographic location. Sailsbystars (talk) 14:25, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
I am not doing anything wrong, so I do not need to hide anything. I was only trying to remind you that we have this reality Turkish Diplomats Assassinated by Armenian Terrorists and we cannot allow finger-pointing. That is all. -- (talk) 14:33, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
I didn't say you were doing anything wrong, and I didn't mean to imply that. I have no opinion one way or the other on the content dispute. If you want a 3rd opinion on the content dispute, there's the dispute resolution noticeboard and various other dispute resolution processes. Sailsbystars (talk) 15:17, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
I am only asking for an edit summary to be erased; cannot I express myself good enough? -- (talk) 15:21, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
It's a confirmed proxy server: [1]. Your assumptions of nationalism may not be so baseless. The IP originates from the Turkish Foreign Ministry. Étienne Dolet (talk) 18:29, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
I know that my assumptions are not baseless. Your nationalism is of the dangerous kind because it not only consists of the feelings toward one's own nation but also envolves hatred against other nation(s). Sorry Sailor for keeping your page so busy. -- (talk) 08:42, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Request for second opinion on proxy block[edit]

I have been asked to look at an unblock request at User talk:Jamdor, where the editor has been affected by a proxy block. (The actual unblock request has been removed from the talk page by Jamdor, but he had been told "Someone who knows about proxies will have a look at this", so it is likely that he is still expecting the issue to be considered.) I have made a comment on the talk page, but I get the impression that you may know more than I do about proxy-related issues than I do, so I wonder if you would be willing to have a look, and give me a second opinion. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 10:40, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Incidentally, there is in my opinion no question of completely lifting the block, for the reason explained at User talk: At the it may be made into an anon-only block, allowing editing by accounts. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 10:42, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

That's a tough one if the IP and user are telling the truth. I'm somewhat skeptical though because of how utterly boneheaded it would be from an IT perspective to use an open proxy for a web filter. It results in a fast and blatantly open open proxy that can (and is!) used for spamming all over the internet. I checked it myself (see the IP talk page) and it's one of the better proxies I've seen. I feel bad about blocking schoolkids for the stupidity of their IT department (or perhaps IT contractor).... but I don't think an unblock is justified even to anon-only is justified. Sailsbystars (talk) 14:01, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. In view of your confirmation that it is an open proxy, I agree that there is no question of unblocking, nor even reducing it to anon-only. Both when I first saw the unblock request and again after reading what you have written, I tried to use the proxy without success, and both times nmap reckoned the host was down. You were evidently more lucky with your timing. I am also unconvinced that the IP really is assigned to a school, as I can find no evidence for that anywhere, except the say-so of Wikipedia editors. (The editor who placed the school ip template on the talk page is on wikibreak until next year, and so can't be consulted.) It's not impossible though: I have myself worked in a school that used IT contractors perfectly incompetent enough to do something like that. Anyway, even if it is a school, the editor requesting the unblock has edited since making the request, so very likely the worst that the block will do is force one or more kids to edit only outside school time. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 14:37, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

May 10 Asian Pacific American edit-a-thon in LA[edit]

LA Meetup: May 10 Asian Pacific American edit-a-thon
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

You have been invited to a meetup and edit-a-thon at the Junipero Serra Branch of the LA Public Library (4607 S. Main St., 90037) on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm! This event is sponsored by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association and aims to improve coverage of Asian Pacific American topics, particularly as they relate to southern California. Please RSVP here if you're interested.

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:11, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

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Climate change[edit]

Hi Sailsbystars, me and NewsAndEventsGuy currently discuss something you maybe could contribute to, see here, in regards to section structure and titles (forcings and mechanism). Your input is appreciated, thanks. prokaryotes (talk) 23:45, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

I agree input from others is needed. Thanks for the ping, P. NewsAndEventsGuy (talk)
I'll try to have look-see. I saw y'all arguing on the article and talk page but haven't had a chance to look into it in any depth. Pretty busy at the moment outside of wiki, but I'll try to have a look Soon(tm). Sailsbystars (talk) 02:26, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

LA edit-a-thons on May 23 and 31[edit]

LA meetups: Adrianne Wadewitz memorial edit-a-thons on May 23 and May 31
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

There are two LA edit-a-thons in memory of Adrianne Wadewitz, a prolific Wikipedia editor, in the coming weeks. Please join us May 23 at Occidental College and May 31 at the Institute of Cultural Inquiry to combat systemic bias and help further Adrianne's legacy. No experience needed! Please RSVP at the relevant page(s) if you plan to attend.

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:28, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

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L.A. events on June 21 and July 6[edit]

Upcoming L.A. events: Unforgetting L.A. edit-a-thon (Saturday, June 21, 12-5pm) and Wiknic (Sunday, July 6, ~9:30am-4pm)

Gallery at 356 S. Mission Rd.
Get hungry for the Wiknic!

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

The L.A. Wikipedia community has two exciting events coming up in the next few weeks: an edit-a-thon sponsored by the online magazine East of Borneo, and the fourth annual Los Angeles Wiknic!

The East of Borneo event is an edit-a-thon that aims to build a better history of art in Southern California. This next chapter of their Unforgetting L.A. series will take place on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 12pm to 5pm at 356 S. Mission Rd. (map). Beginners welcome! Please RSVP here if you plan to attend. For more info, see

The Wiknic is a part of the nationwide Great American Wiknic. We'll be grilling, getting to know each other better, and building the L.A. Wikipedia community! The event is tentatively planned for Pan-Pacific Park (map) and will be held on Sunday, July 6, 2014 from 9:30am to 4pm or so. Please RSVP and volunteer to bring food or drinks if possible!

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:59, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

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