User talk:TParis

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User:Mark Tufo[edit]

Hi, TP, I think you should have asked me before unblocking Mark. As you know, it's customary to at least consult with the blocking administrator, and in this case, there is still an open report at SPI. I'm not saying Mark is lying, but there are certainly instances of a user admitting to meat puppetry but denying sock puppetry, but a later CU proves they lied.--Bbb23 (talk) 00:57, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

I think there is a difference between a 30-something year old author and a 15 yr old 9/11 truther/scientologist/birther/homeopathy/whatever. I genuinely believe this guy. But I understand your concern and I'm sorry, I'll consult you next time. Went with my gut on this one.--v/r - TP 03:15, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
The article about him has been deleted after a discussion. He hasn't edited since April 12. The SPI report is still open. Until it closes, he's your responsibility. :-) --Bbb23 (talk) 22:35, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
Figured that when I unblocked him. I've no trouble blocking him again, but I also hate to see people hit the stereotypical brick wall of Wikipedia that constantly gets spread in the news. I'm sure he won't cause more trouble.--v/r - TP 22:40, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Meatpuppetry[edit]

http://i.imgur.com/gomp0UJ.png

WP:MEATPUPPET. It's handled in the same section as Sock puppetry. Tutelary (talk) 22:44, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

And how does a checkuser tool solve a meat puppetry claim? Please, feel free to explain to me in technical terms. I've got my BS in Computer Science and my A+ cert and I'm all ears.--v/r - TP 22:46, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
Their edit activity and names of their accounts, as well as age of account. Tutelary (talk) 22:49, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
...has nothing to do with checkuser. SPI is for the checkuser tool. We do not need checkuser to solve a meatpuppetry case. Those can, and this one was, handled at the Administrator's noticeboard. In fact, the very top line of WP:SPI says, "This page is for requesting that we investigate whether two or more Wikipedia accounts are being abusively operated by the same person." The definition of meat is "recruiting new editors to influence decisions on Wikipedia". Do you see the problem? WP:SPI is for looking at private technical data such as IPs and user agent data to discover if an account is being used by the same person. Meat puppetry isn't one person using two accounts, that's socking. Meatpuppetry cannot be proven with technical checkuser data. So again, how is SPI supposed to solve a meatpuppetry case? The answer: it doesn't. That's for the administrator's noticeboards.--v/r - TP 22:53, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
Could you remove the line of text then, from that page? So other editors don't try the same thing? Tutelary (talk) 22:56, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
What line of text? In your screen shot? I can't see imgur.--v/r - TP 23:02, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
Nevermind. I'll find it and remove it on my own. It was a different page than WP:SOCK, though. Tutelary (talk) 23:07, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
That's fine. In this case, the user hasn't socked. They've admitted to meatpuppetry and they were blocked and unblocked already. There is nothing left for a CU to do, or SPI for that matter. Case should be closed.--v/r - TP 23:10, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

XTools not working[edit]

Hello TParis,

Sorry to bother you with this matter. I tried today to run Xtools but got the following message.

Internal error: The URI you have requested, /xtools/pages/index.php, appears to be non-functional at this time.


Could you please take a look and try to fix the problem ?

Thank you in advance

Best regards, USER: Uruk wiki espanol

Talk:Hillary Rodham Clinton[edit]

Hi, TP, and thanks for taking on the closure of the above article. As you saw, there is confusion about the status of that closure. That's because there is nothing there (at least nothing visible) to explain it. There used to be an explanatory comment from you at the top of the page. But when Adjwilley posted an update, both your comment and his update became invisible; I don't know why. The comment is still there (viewed in edit mode) and looks like this:

{{discussion top|Suspending discussion while the closing admins discuss the consensus.--v/r - [[User:TParis|T]][[User_talk:TParis|P]] 01:19, 8 April 2014 (UTC) <small>Status update: we have determined a consensus and are in the process of writing up a final draft to post here. Apologies for the delay. <span style="font-family:times; text-shadow: 0 0 .2em #7af">~[[User:Adjwilley|Adjwilley]] <small>([[User talk:Adjwilley|talk]])</small></span> 06:40, 15 April 2014 (UTC)</small>}}

But it doesn't display when looking at the page. Can you figure out why? Thanks! --MelanieN (talk) 19:21, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, I've fixed it. Thanks for pointing that out.--v/r - TP 19:25, 18 April 2014 (UTC)