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User:FaZe_Tiger[edit]

Hi. This user vandalized Dan Leno and a bunch of other articles today. I don't know if you are ready to go ahead with a block, but I wasn't sure what sort of warning to put on their user talk page, since you have already put up the stop sign there. All the best! -- Ssilvers (talk) 23:47, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

He hasn't edited since that last warning I issued, but I'm watching and I will block if he persists.  —SMALLJIM  09:39, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Response to "Vape Vet Store" and "Vape Vet LLC"[edit]

Not too familiar with how talk pages work. But how is adding my company to Wikipedia any different than Apple Inc being a part of Wikipedia? It got approved by Wikipedia, only contained facts (no promotional copy), and clearly (and succinctly) describes what the site/company does (without any promotional copy). Would you please explain how Ploom,_Inc. is not flag-worthy, yet my pages are? This page even explains how the company intends to "revolutionize" the industry, which is far more promotional than anything on my page.Dnllowe (talk) 15:50, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

@Dnllowe: I replied to the first part of your query on your talk page. If you think that Ploom,_Inc. is not written from a neutral point of view, you are welcome to edit it, as long as you remain scrupulously neutral yourself. However, that article was submitted via the Articles for creation process, and was accepted because it has references to reliable sources that the reviewing editor decided were sufficient to show that it passed our notability criterion. Complicated here, isn't it!  —SMALLJIM  15:59, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
No, I understand. I saw the first response (thanks). I guess it's the notability that's the issue. So I suppose, in the future, if there are more press releases, news sites doing stories, etc--and if someone completely unassociated with the company wrote a Wikipedia article, it wouldn't be a problem? That's not intended to be sarcastic either. I'm not sure what the exact tipping point for notability would be. High monthly search volume on the term (showing that people are curious in finding out more about the company)? I guess Colbert had me thinking you could just throw a page up and call it a day.Dnllowe (talk) 16:05, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
@Dnllowe: I appreciate that you're able to accept an explanation - not everyone does! You've got it broadly right about notability, though reliability of the source is the most important factor. It's basically a community decision – sometimes it's really obvious one way or the other, but we have an articles for deletion process to get consensus on the less obvious cases.
Incidentally, could I ask what you mean by that reference to "Colbert"? I guess you mean The Colbert Report, but as I'm in the UK that doesn't mean too much to me (apart from the Elephant incident) - has he suggested that everyone should put their company on Wikipedia?  —SMALLJIM  16:19, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Haha, no. He's just asked viewers on his show to change popular Wikipedia pages, or has had his staff edit very reputable people's pages in the past without it going noticed, and to comedic effect. I'm sure it's a headache for you guys, but I guess it planted the idea in my head that it's not that hard to get a Wikipedia page up--especially if it were done for legitimate reasons.172.254.70.1 (talk) 16:45, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! That may go some way to explain the large number of such submissions that we get.  —SMALLJIM  17:16, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of Reversion Hires.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Thanks for blocking the IP that vandalised my talkpage. Much appreciated! 5 albert square (talk) 23:22, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
That's very kind. I guess I just beat you to it! He's still at it though: 186.90.62.146 (talk · contribs · WHOIS).  —SMALLJIM  23:25, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes I was locking the article talk page at the same time as you. Great minds think alike :-) 5 albert square (talk) 23:42, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

bbc2 edit war on the verge[edit]

Look, every ident from the 1991 and 2001 package has every right to be on that article, and you have no right to remove them completely. Visokor (talk) 11:54, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

@Visokor: While I'm always happy to discuss my edits, arguments have to be based on policy/guidelines - "has every right" doesn't sound good enough. What reliable sources are you using to make that claim? How do you know the information is all accurate?  —SMALLJIM  12:02, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
(note) No response, so I'll assume silence implies consent.  —SMALLJIM  12:23, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Lemelson Capital Management[edit]

Hi. I noticed and appreciated some of your constructive edits to the Lemelson Capital Management page and was hoping you might work with me to improve the page. Could you? Orthodox2014 (talk) 09:13, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

No thanks. I think it's an article of borderline notability on a uninteresting topic. But if you find the topic fascinating, why don't you help reduce the impression that you are only here to promote Lemelson by working on some other articles in the same field? There are plenty in Category:American hedge fund managers that could do with improvement. In fact, looking at Category:Hedge fund managers by nationality, it appears that there's a distinct American bias, so you could really help Wikipedia by writing some new articles on notable hfm's in other countries.  —SMALLJIM  11:17, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

ip block[edit]

You might want to take away talk page access for that IP you blocked today User_talk:86.168.80.12 Gaijin42 (talk) 20:28, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for spotting that - done.  —SMALLJIM  20:40, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

User talk:AIHGAIHTH8ATH8AHGAG9JA9GA[edit]

Hi Smalljim. I fail to see what you were warning this new editor for?Charles (talk) 21:47, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Ah yes, I omitted to expand the notice – apologies for that. I've just added an explanation at User talk:AIHGAIHTH8ATH8AHGAG9JA9GA. The only content in the article was "They Are Real !".  —SMALLJIM  22:37, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. There was nothing appearing in the user's contributions to find this.Charles (talk) 08:47, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
I'm not quite sure how I missed the detail out: I know it ought to be included. Anyway I hope s/he turns out to be more than the usual vandal, though I don't think the username bodes well... Good luck!  —SMALLJIM  10:25, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Talk:Operation Protective Edge[edit]

Special:Contributions/182.180.90.62 is obvious sock with previous IPs. I'm afraid that if IP has registered account to editing. Can you "full protection" against it, along with Talk:Arabs? Destiny Leo (talk) 12:17, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, but I suggest you contact another admin about protecting pages. I don't want to get involved in the details of this topic: I'm restricting myself to reverting obvious vandalism here.  —SMALLJIM  12:26, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Please fill out your JSTOR email[edit]

As one of the original 100 JSTOR account recipients, please fill out the very short email form you received just recently in order to renew your access. Even though you signed up before with WMF, we need you to sign up again with The Wikipedia Library for privacy reasons and because your prior access expired on July 15th. We do not have your email addresses now; we just used the Special:EmailUser feature, so if you didn't receive an email just contact me directly at jorlowitz@gmail.com. Thanks, and we're working as quickly as possible to get you your new access! Jake (Ocaasi) 19:48, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Done. Thanks Jake!  —SMALLJIM  21:53, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Special:Contributions/81.98.227.40[edit]

He/she recently continuing to edit again. Can you block him/her again? 183.171.171.150 (talk) 01:05, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

A bit late, and thanks to Binksternet for the other reverts, but yes, I've blocked again because there was no change in behaviour since the last block.  —SMALLJIM  22:30, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

User:Technophant[edit]

Just a question out of curiousity regarding the recent reverts. Were you watching User:Technophant's page or did you happen to run into him recently just now? Supersaiyen312 (talk) 10:14, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

I had half an eye on it, yes. Admins tend to have large watchlists :)  —SMALLJIM  10:28, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

request for rollback, moved from your user page[edit]

Hello smalljim . Sorry for typing here , your message box wasn't opening .I wanted to ask you if you could grant me rollbacker rights . It would be greatly appreciated . Matheweditking (talk) 13:54, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

This user is on a rather desperate quest to get advanced permissions, including exaggerating their experience level, badgering an admin (me) who would not grant them the reviewer right, and "begging" when it was declined. They have about 30 edits in total, not sure why they chose to come directly to you when they are clearly aware of WP:PERM, probably a case of WP:OTHERPARENT. Beeblebrox (talk) 17:17, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the pointer, Bb. Matheweditking, Sorry I wasn't around earlier, but I can't really add anything to the message that Beeblebrox has put on your talk page.  —SMALLJIM  22:49, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

vandalism to page on Ford Model T[edit]

Hey, In my efforts and adventures in wikipedia I discovered that a user called Smileypapaya is repeatedly vandalising the mentioned page. For example ,tin lizzie has been replaced with tin lizard. Could you please help me stop this user. Thank you. Matheweditking (talk) P.S. - could you give me rights atleast now . ;-) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Matheweditking (talkcontribs) 09:06, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

88.70.155.172[edit]

Hi, I was just wondering if you should remove the edits of 88.70.155.172 from my talk page for the same reason you removed the same change from their talk page? Cheers KylieTastic (talk) 15:35, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes ... done! Though it's less obvious than appearing in the edit summary, I did wonder whether or not to ask you about it, actually.  —SMALLJIM  15:39, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Actually I was in two minds in asking because it doesn't bother me as such: It was more that it could bother others, but mostly because I think its good to make sure these type of people have nothing to look back at (for those that take pride in such behaviour) — Cheers KylieTastic (talk) 15:53, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
Yup - though some of them also enjoy seeing the admins run around after them with the mop, so we have to consider that too.  —SMALLJIM  16:06, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Edit looks OK to me[edit]

Er, Your recent "reversion of untrustworthy edit" appears unjustified. Could you look again? Even if the editor has an insalubrious history, the link to the notable actress Hermione Norris is surely fully justified. Also, what think you about the earlier removal of William and Harry? I believe they should be reinstated. Cheers, Bjenks (talk) 15:51, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Briefly, it's a known vandal who remains completely uncommunicative and indifferent to offers of help. Although I know that he intersperses some good edits amongst the bad ones, it's unreasonable to expect anyone to sort out the wheat from the chaff, hence the practice of reverting on sight, which has been going on for several months now. There's no problem if you want to reinstate the edits if they're OK. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.  —SMALLJIM  16:19, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

More block evasion[edit]

Hello again. User:Fnfnfnfhhfhhf is adding that fan image to the page again. Also if I see it again can I just report it to WP:AIV? Thanks--BarsofGold (talk) 21:15, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I've blocked again. Yes, you can report at AIV, but you'll need to make clear the repetitive nature of the vandalism in case the admin who looks at your report isn't aware of it (otherwise you run the risk of being told the vandal hasn't been warned enough).  —SMALLJIM  21:25, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

I need help[edit]

If you can delete the IP from the history great, but otherwise I think I am good to go and calming down. Thank you for your help.

User talk:RTI INTERNAT[edit]

Just to inform you that User talk:RTI INTERNAT is being used for promotion by the user that you blocked. Sjö (talk) 13:15, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I see that we had the creation and blocking of User:RTI NEWS (about) too.  —SMALLJIM  20:06, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

User:royalrec[edit]

Hello! I just saw that you wrote something on my talk page... But I don't know what... Could you please explain? Royalrec (talk) 20:26, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I just reverted some vandalism; the edits were later deleted altogether, per WP:DENY, by another admin, NawlinWiki.  —SMALLJIM  21:18, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Yahweh YHWH[edit]

After seeing how many articles he'd gone through, changing quotations, changing the "Canaanite god Yahweh" to YHWH, I've raised WP:ANI#New editor with multiple problems, restoring copyvio, changing Yahweh to YHWH in perhaps 50 articles, etc. Dougweller (talk) 14:29, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes. He needs to pass a crash course in collaborative editing if he's to survive here! I only noticed him due to the multiple "Yahweh" → "YHWH" changes he was making earlier today: I suppose someone ought to undo them pending your RFC outcome. But I'm really not interested in this topic, so I hope you'll excuse me if I don't take part in the discussions. I see he's just been blocked for 24h.  —SMALLJIM  14:52, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Ah well - since he wouldn't stop typing I've just revoked his talk page access (and reset the 24h block) to give him the opportunity to read the advice that others have offered.  —SMALLJIM  16:14, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Lunch[edit]

PS: God this template is ugly! Cyphoidbomb (talk) 18:34, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks very much! I'm not sure if I can drink that much these days, but I shall certainly enjoy our hour of drunken grousing about the vandals. I've changed the colour of the template to something more appropriate; hope you approve of it.  —SMALLJIM  21:51, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
It's definitely better than that puke color, although now I don't know if I can pick up those peat notes... A good day to you, sir. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 21:56, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
They're there, just lean close to the screen and sniff.  —SMALLJIM  21:58, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
Ahhh, the peaaat. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 22:05, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
Nah, I was joking – it's really just cold tea :)  —SMALLJIM  22:21, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Help req[edit]

Hey, now that we're both suitably drunk, could you take a look at List of Oggy and the Cockroaches episodes? I'm being warned via edit summaries by a n00b that I need to discuss changes on their talk page. I've been opposing some cruft, and I wrote a pretty lengthy explanation on the talk page. That wasn't to their satisfaction, for some reason. Thanks, Cyphoidbomb (talk) 22:22, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Repeat vandalism on Electrical conduit[edit]

You and I have been reverting an IP editor who seems to be showing off his/her ability to commandeer various Verizon IP addresses around the US. Perhaps a temporary protection of the article might work, but I suspect it will just encourage the IP vandal to go pick on another article. It may be that contacting Verizon is the only way to stop this IP vandal from using internal network privileges at the ISP. Reify-tech (talk) 20:00, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

It's a known vandal who uses many ISPs - I've been blocking on sight for some time and was keeping this article open just to keep him busy there, till NawlinWiki spoilt the fun by protecting it :)  —SMALLJIM  20:10, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, I thought that was what you were doing. Now, I suspect that the IP vandal will just go pick on another article somewhere else in Wikipedia. His/her ability to rapidly use Verizon IP addresses scattered across Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Virginia implies possible internal privileges inside the Verizon ISP operation, but investigating to that level is beyond my pay grade here. 8^) Reify-tech (talk) 20:22, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Me too, but it's reasonable to say that we do what we can with the limited resources at our disposal...  —SMALLJIM  20:50, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wladimir_Klitschko[edit]

There's an insulting word in cyrillic alphabet just above the picture.

Thanks. Zapped. Any more?  —SMALLJIM  20:52, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Blocking[edit]

Trophy.png Blocking
Hi Smalljim, I did not know you blocked the account poopoopeepeekishichushu until today when I got home from school

Sincerly, Eiji Mendoza (talk) 22:46, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

IP you blocked today[edit]

89.39.189.2 (talk · contribs) looked like an obvious sock and was targeting in part Future Perfect. Could be Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Wikinger/Archive. In any case I asked at IRC (the SPI channel) and DoRD agrees it is probably Wikinger and has blocked the range for a year. Dougweller (talk) 14:29, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

@Dougweller: Sorry for delay in replying. Nice one, thanks for the info. I only spotted it because my homebrewed vandalism detector was pinging like mad as I walked past, so I doled out a quick block. You've probably noticed that I'm not usually one for tracing vandals back to their sockmasters – one persistent offender is much like another as far as I'm concerned and to be honest I'm not very good at remembering which one does what sort of vandalism, which I suppose is good for denying them recognition at least! I am aware, though, of the potential loss of useful information caused by not following up on cases, so if there are some simple steps I could take to make your/DoRD/others jobs easier, do let me know (email if you prefer).  —SMALLJIM  09:39, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
No problem. If you see edit summaries that seem to be targeting someone it's usually a good idea to ask them if they recognise the editor. No other obvious tips I can think of. Ah, if you see an IP making edits on race and intelligence related articles and they geolocate to Seoul, that's User:Mikemikev. But it is tricky. Dougweller (talk) 09:46, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
Oh no, not another one! Thanks for the idea though.  —SMALLJIM  10:48, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Montykind[edit]

Hey Smalljim, if you get a second, could you please take a look at the user Montykind? The account has been open since January, most of their edits are to their own User page or Talk page and contain bizarre tables with numerous mentions of sockpuppetry and page protections. Or incoherent edit summaries like this one, "never mind, you've get lost the show". They also have lists of children's TV shows, which seem to be cobbled from the various Kids TV networks. As I looked through the edit histories of the articles that they've edited, I notice several intersections with various Banclark socks. [1][2][3][4][5]. I also looked at the edit histories of some of the articles on their list and found some more Banclark socks--although that's not particularly telling because he vandalizes lots of shit. And then of course once you start going down that rabbit hole, you start to find other vandal accounts like WonderKat from Ifunny and WonderKat Wiki (the latter reminds me of some of the So-And-So Wiki socks found here. But let's not go down that rabbit hole just yet. Thanks, Cyphoidbomb (talk) 15:20, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Been a bit busy this afternoon, but Montykind quacks well enough as a Banclark, especially since he created the account for Tranclark3. He's not vandalising as such, so I won't block immediately: I'll take a deeper look when I have a bit more time. Isn't there an existing SPI page? - I've lost track of who the Banclarks really are!  —SMALLJIM  18:58, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
No rush, thanks for peeking at it. Most of the user's edits have been fairly innocuous, but I did revert some unexplained blanking at All Grown Up!. I didn't think to see if they'd created other accounts. I can never remember how to do that. I don't know if this is the original FanforClarl or some idiotic knockoff. Frankly, I don't care. Kinda wish the CheckUsers could do more, sometimes... Have a killer day! Cyphoidbomb (talk) 19:09, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
In case you haven't found out yet, account creations are shown under logs on a user's contribs page.
OK. After consideration I've blanked his user pages and left him a message: if you want to add anything else there, feel free. We'll see what he does next. You could, if you want, raise an SPI under Fanforclarl and refer to the recent Banclarks, though I get the feeling that CU evidence wouldn't be confirmatory.  —SMALLJIM  13:14, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
Monty's user page reminds me of TDFan2006's sandbox. Both had weird stuff randomly appearing in these spaces. Made you wonder if they were somehow using them to set up for vandalism or what. Sigh. Oh what great pains man will endure for the proliferation of schmuckery. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 16:19, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
I didn't know that sandbox page was still there - note what you want from it: I'll delete it shortly – Jetania/Unovia aren't welcome. Have you come across user Fosyia yet? That's another one I've got an eye on. And the related Commons uploads by Skippa.  —SMALLJIM  16:31, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
Foysia sounds somewhat familiar, but I haven't made note of them yet, or of the other. I don't need anything from TD's sandbox, so do yo thang. But before you do, take a look at the edit history, because it's somewhat (but not very) interesting. That user would basically dump a bunch of shit into their sandbox, tweak it a few times, then blank their sandbox. Then they'd dump a ton of shit, tweak it, and blank. Over and over and over again. It's a strange cycle. No idea what they were doing all that for. School assignment? Doesn't make any sense. Of their 1,457 edits, about 500 were to their own sandbox. Oh, and don't forget their sandbox2. I'll take a look at the other users. Addendum: Yah, I see your point about Foysia. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 17:06, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the sandbox2 pointer, that's gone now too: it was also a hoax as far as I can tell. Regarding Montykind, it's good to get confirmation - his response to my message was to reinstate the blanked content and then add another fake infobox including Smalljim as one of the contributors. I've indef blocked.  —SMALLJIM  10:42, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
Oh these rascals! Cyphoidbomb (talk) 14:39, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────At least it's a unique editing pattern that shouldn't be hard to spot. Incidentally, are you taking advantage of the beta CirrusSearch search engine yet? See your Preferences|Beta features. It indexes more-or-less in real time and although it it has several oddities, it makes searching for recent vandalism possible. mw:Help:CirrusSearch explains the available parameters - "prefer-recent:1,0.01" is useful.  —SMALLJIM  15:18, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

I tried to enable it when you mentioned it, but Wikipedia simultaneously had a weird CSS problem, which made me think I broke everything. I'll give it a shot. Man, I wish they would add check-boxes or something. I don't have the brain for complicated search strings. Either I use quotation marks or not. That's it. Anyhow, I'll check it out. Thanks Smalljim! Cyphoidbomb (talk) 22:50, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
Hey Smalljim, check out what I found with the new search tool: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Skippa Appears to be a shitload of garbage images. Note the Foysia logos? And this one references Jetania. I'm not too familiar with Commons. How does one get this stuff removed quickly, and the user blocked over there? Cyphoidbomb (talk) 16:29, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I saw those and have been remiss in not doing anything about them. I got half way through researching the Commons speedy deletion process before getting sidetracked by something more interesting... It may even be worth leaving them as easy pointers if they get used over here. You've seen that I've blocked those two AIV-reported cases here, I think: I could have disposed of those earlier if I hadn't forgotten to check the search :-(  —SMALLJIM  17:06, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick reply on that IP. Interesting how quickly s/he got pissy once I started blanking the hoax content. SMH...I'll never understand this kid. I think the Foysia images could go, since that is specific to one user. If you think one or two of the others are worth leaving as bait, I don't mind. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 17:16, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
If you're offering to go to Commons and get them deleted (and the user blocked) that would be great and would definitely earn you points :) I'm not an admin there, of course.
Incidentally, I'm getting to be rather unhappy with the present system of sockpuppet identification at SPI. I wonder if it would make more sense to identify and report vandals by the type of edits they make (as you had to explain in this latest case), rather than having to already know the correct sockmaster to report them under? I suppose it wouldn't be so helpful if a vandal changes his modus operandi, but if, for example, we didn't have to bother about exactly who this present vandal is, we'd have saved a lot of unnecessary work (here, from June). And it's based on what vandals do not who they are that really matters: so if we mixed up Hoshi with Brightify, say, would that really matter if they were doing the same type of vandalism? Of course it might well annoy the vandal by denying them proper recognition – oh dear. Just some thoughts.  —SMALLJIM  17:42, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
I'm not a fan of the SPI system. I thought it was useful when I started, but it's far too slow a process (no offense to the hard-working checkusers) and it usually results in vandals being free to do what they will for several days before anything gets done. It was somewhat useful at some point for lumping vandals together, but as I've grown to believe (and articulated somewhat at the Hoshi SPI) it doesn't really matter if Sock B is just another incarnation of Vandal A. I suppose the times when it is useful, is to indicate to AIV that Vandal Y has a history of disruption and thus needn't be receive the warnings they would otherwise get. For example the idiot I call the Marhc Vandal (100.4.101.248 173.71.157.126 98.90.89.206) would be easier to report and deal with if he had a sock page. Or if there were a central page on his editing style, as you are suggesting. It's a good idea. There are some socks who I feel use different identities--those are going to be difficult to catalog, but so long as we can lump them together by behavior that might be a better approach. Might also help to track long-term patterns in vandalism. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 18:06, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── FYI, IP 90.196.75.203 is back at it with the Jetania garbage on the IP talk page. I reverted once but you might wanna keep an eye open. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 15:24, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I've been out enjoying the sunshine today, just got back. IP blocked. Also User:Drfuser from earlier today: I've reverted all his edits, following the lines of our earlier discussion; if anyone wants to reinstate any good bits, do feel free to do so.  —SMALLJIM  16:03, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
Nice! Sun=homemade vitamin D! Cyphoidbomb (talk) 16:21, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
I thought I got vitamins from sitting close to my computer screen. Oh hang on - that was the old CRT screens with all those electrons firing into my face. Probably explains my aged look.  —SMALLJIM  16:42, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
Heheh. Oh yes. The CRTs... BTW, I tagged many of those Fosyia images and whatnot for speedy delete and they're now gone. The responding admin tore through some of the other hand-scribbled images of his own accord. One thing I found interesting, here I noticed that Duque Santiago added a category to one of the images. He was once a pain in the ass--although I guess maybe he grew up. Oh, and you might get a kick out of this: Psychology Today says that internet trolls are horrible people. I think we should make a template out of that and just slap it on the talk page of anyone who disrupts the project. :) But now I'm rambling. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 17:17, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks again for getting those images zapped. And for that PT link; I found the extensive comments interesting too.  —SMALLJIM  16:51, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

PossSox[edit]

This new user sprang up at an AfD. Same AfD commented on by some of these Unorginal socks. See also this Northern Scotland IP: 31.49.199.45 (User apparently forgot to log in) Not requesting any action yet. Just heads-up. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 15:49, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

I know that there is (at least) one IP editor on BT who does good work in this area, but it's worth keeping an eye on this one, certainly. The AfD is interesting – it suggests that consensus may be moving away from keeping this type of article. Wasn't there previously a vociferous contingent who wanted all these articles to be kept, or am I imagining that?  —SMALLJIM  16:51, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
Good call on that one, Cyphoidbomb :)  —SMALLJIM  21:32, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
That's why I get paid the big buck! Cyphoidbomb (talk) 21:41, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Another brief appearance[edit]

yoyo[edit]

Kitten (06) by Ron.jpg

congrats

Indu roy (talk) 14:22, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

help please[edit]

hey small jim, could you please help me design my user page? I actually need your help!!!!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Indu roy (talkcontribs) 14:25, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

No, I'm sorry but I'm not here as a tutor. If Wikipedia:User page design center doesn't help, I suggest you ask at Wikipedia:Help desk or Wikipedia:Teahouse/Questions. Good luck.  —SMALLJIM  19:00, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

deletion of content created by me[edit]

Dear Smalljim,

Thank you for your contribution in wikipedia, which helps people to find information they need.

Recently, I created a page in wikipedia and it says it was deleted by you. I was curious to know why it was deleted. I did not have any bad intentions for creating the page. The page was about a company and its services. The name of the page was: nepfinder. I'm new to wikipedia, so I may have violated terms of wikipedia. Please help me to know my mistake and create pages in future which'll not violate any terms of wikipedia. So, that I can keep contributing to create and improve more contents.

Thank you for your help in advance,

Regards, Rabin Rbnkoirala.3918 (talk) 06:21, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Our guideline called Your first article is where you need to start. I hope this helps,  —SMALLJIM  09:04, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

EZILADNAVLLIWI[edit]

Hi

Dont suppose while your busy blocking nuisances you could go and reovoke another Evlekis's sock talk page could you. Amortias (T)(C) 12:05, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Just did it!  —SMALLJIM  12:08, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Additional admin work requested[edit]

Hello, you recently blocked 128.4.174.83 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · edit filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log) for disruptive editing. they are continuing to alter other users comments on their talk page. can you take care of that? thanks! -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 16:54, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Just did it!  —SMALLJIM  16:55, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Heads up[edit]

Obvious sock is obvious: User:JonathanAguiniga98 (of User:Jonathan Michael Aguiniga) Dogmaticeclectic (talk) 20:35, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Dogmaticeclectic, I agree. User blocked. Would you check my reverts of his edits to ensure that they're valid, please?  —SMALLJIM  21:02, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks and no problem! Dogmaticeclectic (talk) 21:58, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of Reversion Hires.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
for getting rid of that "WaseDimMiser" nickname WadeSimMiser (talk) 22:18, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
Aw, you shouldn't! It was no trouble :)  —SMALLJIM  09:27, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Deletion User page Monicadpatterson[edit]

I just posted a Welcome on User talk:Monicadpatterson's page, not realizing the page had been deleted only a few minutes earlier. But I don't see where the vandalism was on the Kimberly M. Blaeser article. Help? Aristophanes68 (talk) 00:08, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

No problem with that user or article, as far as I'm aware. I was just sorting out vandalism by someone else: see the messages above and below.  —SMALLJIM  09:39, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Impostor[edit]

Hi Smalljim. You've got an impostor: SmaIlljim diff. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 06:12, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up: it was fixed before I awoke this morning. But gosh, I really didn't see that coming! It's such a shame that someone with such talent doesn't come over to the good side: with his astonishing ability to divine other people's routines, he could become a terrific vandalism fighter and perhaps derive as much enjoyment from this voluntary activity as I do ;-)  —SMALLJIM  10:03, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Mr WIki Pro's sock drawer[edit]

He seems to have an infinite supply of odd socks. I don't mind whether he posts on my talk page, but thank you for tidying the buffoon away. Fiddle Faddle 19:47, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Ah, thanks, so that's who it is. Another one to try to remember...  —SMALLJIM  19:57, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

75.166.112.62[edit]

Why did you remove my edit to the Shrek (character) page? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.166.112.62 (talk) 20:59, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

I simply considered that the previous text was better than your version, as did another editor before me.[8] Those unhelpful attempts to change the Homer Simpson article that were probably also made by you influenced my decision too, in that they provide evidence that your main purpose in being here may not be to help build the encyclopedia. If you really want to help, registering an account and then following The Wikipedia Adventure would give you a good foundation. Hope this helps,  —SMALLJIM  11:06, 30 September 2014 (UTC)


12.69.196.178[edit]

Hello SmallJim, I noticed that about a year ago you gave 12.69.196.178 a final warning for vandalism. Over night, he/sne did some section blanking on the Fornication page so I just wanted to alert you to that in case you want to take action. Thanks. CardiffBluebird (talk) 19:42, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

A curious character[edit]

Hey SJ, noticed this new-ish user monkeying around in various sock accounts. This edit is a peculiar choice, as is going through numerous sock accounts and unilaterally declaring accounts as banned or issuing questionable block notices, or this sort of message, which was created two days after their first message. Seems they are familiar enough with templating. There is much to be gleaned from their edit summaries. Thoughts? Cyphoidbomb (talk) 21:46, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Sorry I wasn't around to respond to this.  —SMALLJIM  17:05, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Cornish longhouse[edit]

This has an entry under Cornish longhhouse; would it be possible to change this to the right spelling Cornish longhouse?--Johnsoniensis (talk) 20:42, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

Please ignore this: I found it was possible to move it rather than refer to admin.--Johnsoniensis (talk) 20:45, 11 October 2014 (UTC)


Thanks[edit]

Thanks for removing the vandalism from DrThomasBHunter from my page! KoshVorlon Rassekali ternii i mlechnye puti 20:00, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Make my deleted user page content available when convenient[edit]

Dear SMALLJIM,

You wrote on my talk page, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Dab295

Re: Your user page

Hello. I've deleted your user page in accordance with criterion WP:U5 because some 18 months after our conversation, you have made very few significant attempts to contribute to the encyclopedia, and you are still using the page to host and add to your personal material. There are plenty of other free websites where you can host your content without our restrictions: I'll be happy to make the content briefly available to you if you want to copy it for that purpose. —SMALLJIM 18:52, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Dab295

You said, "I'll be happy to make the content briefly available to you if you want to copy it for that purpose."

I am ready and would appreciate it, sometime at your convenience. I have to go to the library since I do not have a home computer, so please let me know in advance if possible. You may a send text message to my cell phone: (Redacted)

Thanking you for your attention to this matter, I am

Douglas Boyd - DAB (talk) 17:19, 15 December 2014 (UTC) Phone: (Redacted)

Sorry for my recent absence, Douglas. I'm not likely to be editing very much in the near future either. If you still want this content, any administrator could make it available to you. Your best course of action would probably be to post a short request at the administrator's noticeboard, providing a reference to this message. Do this when you can monitor Wikipedia for a few consecutive days.  —SMALLJIM  16:50, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

A bowl of strawberries for you![edit]

Erdbeerteller01.jpg hiiiiii
Jatin injoy (talk) 04:35, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Block of 74.3.185.242[edit]

I think this is not a correct block, nearly all edits seem to be correct. See http://www.sportshall.ca/stories.html?lang=EN. The only one mistake what I found is the edit in Ken Murray (ice hockey), but this is wrong linked from List of members of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. Florentyna (talk) 10:25, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

It may seem harsh, but I've explained on the IP's talk page and told him/her how to obtain help in adding references now that the short block has expired. It's very important that editors talk to one another.  —SMALLJIM  16:37, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

User:Sparkythedog14[edit]

Thanks for fixing 😃 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sparkythedog14 (talkcontribs) 17:46, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of Reversion Hires.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Thanks for your anti-vandalism action in my article about CH Sevilla.

Best regards,

Wikirodgil (talk) 19:30, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Undo my unconstructiveness[edit]

Hey,

have found out that most people from the order of the garter are actually very big criminals. As my understanding Wikipedia is a website that provides information based on finding and facts. So, do the research. Here is a reference Jordan Maxwell - The Inner World of The Occult. If you research the names of the people associated with the order, you will also find their criminal activities.

kind regards, HeerLorcan — Preceding unsigned comment added by HeerLorcan (talkcontribs) 22:16, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

I've added a template that contains useful links to your talk page. Perhaps you ought to read up on how this website works before you make any further edits. I hope this helps,  —SMALLJIM  22:19, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

A user you recently warned[edit]

Perhaps you'd like to see this? Nothing outrageous except calling sysops nerds and calling you "Small-D*ck Jim". —George8211 / T 22:20, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up. I've reverted. If he continues in the same vein, I'll block for disruption.  —SMALLJIM  22:23, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

why did you remove the article i created[edit]

why did you smalljim remove my article i created — Preceding unsigned comment added by Blurred Pixels (talkcontribs) 12:39, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

I've added a brief explanation on your talk page. You should read the other messages there, and follow the links in them. The most important is Your first article, especially the section "Things to avoid".  —SMALLJIM  12:43, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Reply from 59.101.129.169[edit]

http://www.lodgedevotion.net/devotionnews/education-editorial-articles/famous-australian-freemasons/large-list-of-notable-and-famous-australian-freemasons — Preceding unsigned comment added by 59.101.129.169 (talk) 12:53, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

I've replied on the IPs talk page.  —SMALLJIM  13:40, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

you might want to revoke talk page access to that one user you just blocked since they used the talk page to insult me Saturn star (talk) 17:42, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

I'm still watching (User talk:Amerrill0256) and I will revoke access if he persists, but he may have given up now.  —SMALLJIM  17:56, 28 February 2015 (UTC)