User:Nixeagle/Talk/Archive/17

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64.128.36.79 = safeway.sdnglobal.com[edit]

Could you please explain why you blocked an ISP proxy as being open? Did you portscan 64.128.36.79 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log) before blocking it?

% nmap -P0 64.128.36.79

Starting Nmap 4.20 ( http://insecure.org ) at 2007-06-01 22:32 EST
Interesting ports on safeway.sdnglobal.com (64.128.36.79):
Not shown: 1031 filtered ports, 665 closed ports
PORT   STATE SERVICE
22/tcp open  ssh

Nmap finished: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 547.371 seconds

--  Netsnipe  ►  12:50, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

No I did not, I was operating off of a list given to us by the french wikiproject on these. I did verify that google had a bunch of htis on the site, and all were problematic hits. See this one. I'm sorry if I hit one I should not have. I will go through and review the rest of my blocks and see if I can't find any others that I should not have done, but the french wikiproject has been very accurate. I see that you have already unblocked :) —— Eagle101Need help? 14:12, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

User:62.166.240.67[edit]

Hay Eagle buddy... 62.166.240.67 is requesting unblocking on the grounds that they are an "exit" node or something like that. I figure you would be the best person to deal with this. ---J.S (T/C/WRE) 22:50, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

According to [1], it's not an exit node. I can't particularly speak for the accuracy of the list, but it's linked in {{Tor}}, so apparently somebody trusts it well enough. – Luna Santin (talk) 23:16, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

Re: Some help[edit]

Thanks for the regexes. I did have a check in place before this run, but due as I was asked to specifically run a check on GFDL-presumed, I removed the check. Everything is ok now. I will begin to clear the mess soon. - Aksi_great (talk) 05:51, 2 June 2007 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

Bang-on and exactly right. Jimbo even said, "being an admin is not a big deal". I remeber on Riana's RfA, someone opposed her for being "too good". Ridiculous! Cheers, Dfrg.msc 07:17, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Neither do I. How, perhaps, should I respond? Dfrg.msc 06:55, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
Assume the assumption, eh? I'd never even heard of that. I found it difficult, suppose, to respond under good faith, against Daniels critical and aggressive tone. I know his edits are for the best, however. I see where he has concerns, but has not made any recommendations or suggestions. I will consult him. Kind Regards, Dfrg.msc 07:17, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Your note re User talk:Emnx[edit]

Check the history, I didn't post it. Emnx posted it with my signature. IPSOS (talk) 12:55, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

No worries. IPSOS (talk) 13:31, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

Objection (law)[edit]

Hi, I noticed that you deleted the article Objection (law) for being a copyright violation. I want to know if the article was created that way, or if there might be any non-infringing history to this article. It seems rather strange that Wikipedia does not have any article on the term "objection" in the legal sense, and rather peculiar that the only attempt to create one would have been a copyright violation. If there is any non-infringing material in the history of this article, would you be so kind as to undelete it? If not, I will attempt to create a new article from scratch. DHowell 20:39, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, I cannot undelete it, all revisions are a direct word for word match of this. The only change to it was a nice formatted wikitable instead of the html table on the article. —— Eagle101Need help? 20:50, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

Standard cover-art thumbnail rationale ?[edit]

Not sure whether or not you saw this from me at Village pump, but since you're offering to step up to the plate, could you please draft a standard fair-use rationale for an album cover-art thumbnail to be included on a page discussing the album. And will you get the people running it to stop BCbot until your text is available, and BCbot can direct people to it? Follow-ups to village pump might be best. Jheald 20:43, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

Replied on WP:VP, please read the links I have given you. —— Eagle101Need help? 20:45, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
See detailed response at Wikipedia:Village_pump_(miscellaneous)#The_case_for_a_standard_rationale_for_album_cover-art_thumbnails. Jheald 02:09, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Look beneath the Surface[edit]

You've been played as a fool by IPSOS!

  • In regards to your post on User talk:Emnx Please see Wikipedia's no personal attacks policy. Comment on content, not on contributors; personal attacks damage the community and deter users. Note that continued personal attacks may lead to blocks for disruption. Please stay cool and keep this in mind while editing. Thank you. —— Eagle101Need help? 11:10, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
  • Check the history, I didn't post it. Emnx posted it with my signature. IPSOS (talk) 12:55, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
  • Gah then I must apologize. I'm sorry. —— Eagle101Need help? 13:23, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

IPSOS has deceived you! He did make the post as his contrib history accurately reflects. The post on Emnx page is a quote — Emnx did not create the post. The post by IPSOS was made on (and still exists on) Whateley23 talk page. IPSOS removed Whateley23's post on his own talk page. IPSOS is the aggressor and plays the Wikipedia game rules to his advantage. The Whateley23 post referes to the IPSOS user page text "Problem with Wikipedia".

thanks for taking the time to read this--86.147.169.220 18:07, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Gnome (Bot)[edit]

What language does your bot use? --Wikihermit(Speak) £ 01:26, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

List of experiments from Lilo & Stitch[edit]

I don't disagree with the removal if thats what your thinking, but your removing of the Fair Use images from this article caused the table format to become distorted. Next time when removing mass amounts of Images, please check to see if you left behind a mess. :)— Moe ε 09:58, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Quick Question[edit]

Hello. I just have a quick question. How long does it usually take for someone waiting for approval to get VandalProof to be approved or denied? Thank you. Happy editing! Yours truly, Eddie 18:20, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Birchy spammer[edit]

RE;Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Spam/2007_Archive_May#Serious_spammage. Seems User:Bwood is upset about the removals of his mass added links (see User_talk:Hu12#Margonin_blacklisting_edit ) Not sure what black list this guys talking about?. I know you had a conversation with him @ User_talk:Bwood#Links, however not sure what his point is.--Hu12 18:18, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

SpellCheckerBot's BRFA[edit]

Your bot, SpellCheckerBot, in which you requested bot approval for has been actioned by a BAG (Bot Approvals Group) member as Approved for trial. for 250 spelling errors to be reported to a subpage under the bot's user space, with a big flashy warning at the top. Please, during this trial, only edit at under 2 edits per minute to not clog the recent changes page. After your trialling, could you please report back to the BRFA so a member of the BAG can determine whether your contributions are good or not, and give you a bot flag to run your bot at your requested edit speed. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask them at your bot's request for approval page. E talk 07:04, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

E, I know, I watch my BRFA's. I've done this before, about 5 times. I'm still doing debugging in my terminal, I was not expecting a trial run so fast. :) Thanks though. —— Eagle101Need help? 07:53, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

me[edit]

Eagle-101 In addition to the few suggestions I include on my my Talk page, I now discover that there are copious references to my work on a search of the websites of "The TImes" "The Daily Telegraph", "The Guardian" "The Independent" - to name but a few, as they say. Does this justify an entry in Wikipedia. I only ask because several people have written to express surprise that they can't find a quick background about me via a Wikipedia reference. Cheers. Neville Teller

The Bus Uncle featured article review[edit]

The Bus Uncle has been nominated for a featured article review. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. Please leave your comments and help us to return the article to featured quality. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, articles are moved onto the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Remove" the article from featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Reviewers' concerns are here. -- Jonel | Speak 20:34, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Comment[edit]

My apologies for modifying your comment (bolding 'agree'). Thank you for correcting me. Jheald 21:04, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Thats ok, I'm not trying vote :). We are trying to solve a problem, our huge backlog of images that have no rational. Cheers! —— Eagle101Need help? 21:09, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Fairuse Bot[edit]

Hello :-) I requested a bot approval (here) for a bot to remove fair use images for userspace and I was told you had a bot which did this, I checked Special:Prefixindex and couldn't see anything so I was just wondering if you could provide a link to it, my bot was approved for fifty edits then the trial was revoked as you had the bot so I was just wondering if you could provide a link to it. Regards --The Sunshine Man 12:48, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Yep its User:Gnome (Bot), it will be running again shortly :), I've other things that I have to do in real life :) I've already made the changes to the bot to make it not spam users, its just I've not flipped the switch again :) —— Eagle101Need help? 12:49, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Unblock IP User:87.234.91.126[edit]

Please see Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#Unblock IP 87.234.91.126 (diff). --32X 19:00, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

I'll check to see if its still open or not. Give me a bit. —— Eagle101Need help? 01:16, 10 June 2007 (UTC)
Proxy is no longer open. In fact its totally down. I'll unblock for now. I'll check periodically to make sure it does not re-open. —— Eagle101Need help? 01:19, 10 June 2007 (UTC)
I don't know whether my English is that bad, but dynamic IP address should indicate that the proxy might have moved. Even WHOIS is pretty much clear on that issue. The next time a lock time of 5 days might be way better than 5 years. Anyway, thx for unblocking. --32X 15:20, 10 June 2007 (UTC)
Yes I know what a dynamic IP address is. Hence why I unblocked :) Cheers —— Eagle101Need help? 06:12, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Unblocked user[edit]

I took the liberty of unblocking 24.89.234.168 (talk · contribs) after email discussions with Spankr (talk · contribs). He has explained in sufficient detail to convince me that this is not an open proxy and an nmap scan confirms that. Although he allows remote desktop access, he does not permit guest access and only uses it for his own uses. If I unblocked inappropriately, I apologise in advance. --Yamla 16:59, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Thats fine —— Eagle101Need help? 20:17, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Category:Temporary Wikipedian userpages[edit]

As you requested on IRC, here are the basics of the script:

  • The script should pull pages from Category:Temporary Wikipedian userpages whose last revision was over one month ago.
    • You said that these pages would be generated using the mediawiki API.
  • The script should make sure that it pulls pages only from the User: namespace.
  • The script should check the page for templates listed at Category:Sockpuppet templates. If the page has any of those templates, it should be skipped/ignored.
  • After all of the filtering, the pages that meet all of the criteria should be put in a text document so that pywikipedia can read and delete the appropriate pages.

Thank you very much for doing this. Sean William @ 20:01, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

WTC in pop culture[edit]

Sorry if this isnt the right place to reply, but i'm new here.

Anyways, thats not what I meant. I dont need pics of the Twin's Standing, I have pics of the Twins in Movies and Cartoons, and they would be great in the Pop Culture section.

LoPbN update[edit]

Hi there. Do you remember the List of people by name deletion? The 1400 subpages monster? :-) You and someone else (can't remember who) pointed me to the copies at the mirror sites. Well, I've now finished extracting the list of names from there, as the first (and admittedly least needed step) in my plan to implement a category-based way to browse Wikipedia's biographical articles. A total of 881 pages (though several were blank). That's the good news. The bad news is that there was a problem with one of the pages. It was List of people by name: San. When I came to look at it on answers.com, it, unlike the other pages, looked like this. I think this is because the LoPbN page name (sanchez-sonia) happens to be a name as well. Anyway, I eventually found the list further down that page, so all sorted now (I had thought I was going to have to ask for that page to be temporarily undeleted). The next step is to look into ways of finding out how many biographical articles lack DEFAULTSORT parameters, and investigating ways of getting a bot to stick those on the articles, using a list checked over by humans. (The steps after that involve having all the biographical articles put in a single category, allowing the category to be browsed like you can currently do for Category:Living people). Would you have any advice on all this? The list to be checked by humans would be a big list. One list generated from 'what links here' for {{WPBiography}} had 376,274 pages on it! Carcharoth 23:39, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Would you like me to give you a list generated from Category:Births, Its over 200,000 names long, and much longer then that list ever was. If you e-mail me your e-mail address (I can't send the file through wikipedia its too large), I can send you over a copy of all the people that have a birthday, known or unknown. If you prefer to do it this way say so as well. Frankly working off this incomplete list won't give you all the names. Its your choice, if you send me an e-mail and want to go that route, let me know here, or I can do as you asked me. —— Eagle101Need help? 23:43, 12 June 2007 (UTC)
To be honest, what will be the purpose of this list? Are we going to have a Category:Person tag in each one of these? —— Eagle101Need help? 23:48, 12 June 2007 (UTC)
I do realise that the LoPbN list is not a good starting point. Extracting that data from the mirrors was to get a feel for the type of problems that might arise, to allow comparisons to be made (how long was that list, how long is the WPBiography one, how long is the final one?), and (the least likely scenario) find some articles there that didn't already have {{Biography}} on their talk page. My real starting point is a tranclusion list of {{WPBiography}}, which has already been provided. See Image:Bio list.sxw for details. That is the list of 376,274 that I was talking about, and I presume that it must be a better list than the 200,000 you talk about for 'Category:Births' (not every biography has a birth year, and many that do don't have that category yet). As for the ultimate purpose, yes, the idea is to have a single super-category like Category:Living people. The idea is that you can then use a set-up like that at User:Carcharoth/List of living people compact index. You can go straight to people whose names begin with Ri, and browse from there. I merely want to extend that concept to be an index for all biographical articles on Wikipedia, from Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen to Natasha Zvereva, and from Abraham Jacob van der Aa to Wojciech Adalbert Żywny. I think it is doable, and am trying to gauge some opinions before laying out the plans in full. So how does it sound? Carcharoth 00:28, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
Start up a task force :) —— Eagle101Need help? 00:47, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

The Novels WikiProject Newsletter - Issue XIII - June 2007[edit]

The June 2007 issue of the Novels WikiProject newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you.

This is an automated delivery by grafikbot -- 14:48, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

links[edit]

Hi there, Thanks for your comments on the external links from Trollope's novels. I'm a bit surprised that you removed them, I'm actually a Committee member of The Trollope Society, and the website is a non commercial site which offers details of all 47 of Trollopes novels, as well as over 1,500 characters, it has taken three years to create and is the largest online Trollope resource in the world. Although Wikipedia does not yet have complete listings for all Trollope novels, I think the link is a very helpful for anyone wanting to find out more about this great author. I would be most grateful if you would reinstate the links. Thanks.

images[edit]

--Wer2chosen 15:19, 14 June 2007 (UTC) Hello Eagle

An image I had on my page tired was removed by one of your bots. I am the owner of the copyright, and when I added it, I used the correct license based on what I had read in the help on wikipedia. Why was it removed, have they changed the standards as to which license you can use in the last few months? It is a low resolution image, and I support fair use of it. So if someone wants to print it and such, I do not care. Numerous people have images of them selves on their user page; I prefer to have one of my art works represent me. Thank you.

Image:Tired.jpg Hello, Wer2chosen. An automated process has found and removed an image or media file tagged as nonfree media, and thus is being used under fair use that was in your userspace. The image (Image:Tired.jpg) was found at the following location: User:Wer2chosen. This image or media was attempted to be removed per criterion number 9 of our non-free content policy. The image or media was replaced with Image:NonFreeImageRemoved.svg , so your formatting of your userpage should be fine. Please find a free image or media to replace it with, and or remove the image from your userspace. User:Gnome (Bot)-talk 10:02, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Sure if you own the license, please release the image under a free license. As long standing policy says we are not to have non-free images in any space other then mainspace. Hope that helps :) —— Eagle101Need help? 15:34, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

--Wer2chosen 15:05, 18 June 2007 (UTC) It doesn't help and that seems like a poor attitude? It is interesting that on Friday the guidelines stated that if an individual has the rights to an image they can place a low resolution copy on their page. If I change the license to a free one, then the poster company in Japan who sends me a check every month based on the sales of reproductions of my art work can then quite sending that money, which I enjoy receiving. It is helpful in doing things like eating once in a while, not walking around naked.

I think it is funny that Wikipedia goes changes the policy (probably because some lawyer told them they had to), does not bring it up to the community as a whole to discuss. It then seems odd that numerous people goose-step and start doing the dirty work for them. If you read the articles regarding copy-right, you will see this is actually within a person’s right. They should make exceptions for those who own those rights. It is a free speech issue in my mind. I have a legal right to represent myself through my work, without giving up my ownership to that work. When I chose a license, I used one that would allow others to use the image too, without giving away publication rights.

Adel Imam page[edit]

I tried to edit this page but my proxy with blocked by you anyway please edit Adel Imam's page on the family category as: Emam is married to Hala Shalakany and has three children from her, including the young director Rami Imam, Sarah Emam who is married to the son of the Muslim Brotherhood Leader , and lastly Mohammed Emam who is currently studying Medicine at The American University of Cairo. He is the brother of Esam Imam and Saleh Imam. His brother-in-law is the late actor [[Mustafa Metwalli]. As Adel Emam stated in his latest talk show with the host Hala Sarhan, Amin Shalaby is considered one of his best friends since college. Also, he met Raouf Pasha Rafla, who is one of Egypt's main source of funding. He commented that he would love to work with Rafla as his producer and exotic dancer.

Um, you just edited. You can make the change yourself, just don't use an open proxy to do so. Thanks, and feel free to ask me if you are confused. —— Eagle101Need help? 04:17, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Swirlex[edit]

I don't know what you can do, but can you say something to User:Swirlex about the whole fair use image policy and his recent vandalism? He won't listen to me and is blanking his talk page every time I tell him what he did wrong. ElectricTurahk 00:45, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

ElectricTurahk, I'll look at it tomorrow, but I see why he is not too happy with you. You've just broken WP:3RR. Congrats. I'm reporting you to an admin for vandalism. is not quite right. Breaking 3RR does not mean he is vandalizing. Vandalism is putting FUCK YOU FAGGOT, or some other silly crap on a page. (yes there is more subtle vandalism but thats the idea). 3RR just means an editor got lost in his passion to improve the encyclopaedia to his or her point of view. Please don't confuse the two. Thanks. —— Eagle101Need help? 04:16, 15 June 2007 (UTC)
Yes, yes, I see what you mean. I was a bit too extreme, for lack of a better term, in my attempts to get him to stop. That's probably due to the fact that I'm used to being in charge on a Wiki, but seeing as I can't access the BS01 Wiki (A Bionicle Wiki, which is why I defend Bionicle-related stuff here so vigorously), I've come here... I've just got to adjust still and realize I have no power. ElectricTurahk 12:25, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

You'll get used to it, ET. And we all have power here to a certain degree, just not on the same level that you're used to. Hey, Eagle, I'm having that problem with Swirlex, as well. All I did was told him where to find some info, and he blanked his page. -- -- Gravitan 17:12, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Magic: The Gathering sets[edit]

I think a review of the non-free content may be in order at Magic: The Gathering sets. Would you mind taking a look? Jay32183 05:59, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Mmm yeah those icons can go easily. Just a side note, I used to play this game about 3 years ago. —— Eagle101Need help? 06:10, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Article about Passions character[edit]

Ok I put up a page a while back for an unseen character on the show Passions named Pretty Crane who has been mentioned several times this year. The article was deleted and protected from being recreated.

According to TVguide there is an article saying that the character has been cast with Melinda Sward playing the role starting July 30th. Pretty Crane is important to the current murder mystery storyline as she is one of the few suspects who fits the clues despite never being seen on the show. I am politely asking that Pretty Crane be unprotected and for us fans of the show to start an article about this character who appears to be crucial to the show's ongoing murder mystery storyline. --ksofen666

Can you please demonstrate why the charector is notable in an encyclopedia. If so I'll unprotect. Please give me a few good secondary sources that you would use. Thanks. —— Eagle101Need help? 00:51, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

Fair use images[edit]

Thanks for you interest and help, and your comments on my talk page. I appreciate the interest, and any help you give is most welcome. Per your comments: if you check I've copy pasted on those certain images because arguably they are all in the same category - that rationale was used because they are all licensed as non-free album covers. The images I have recently amended with the fair use rationale are the ones I've been requested to do so - and they are all album covers - arguably not just for decoration but info. A few are alternate covers of different editions. Yes, you are right some are a little too large - so for those the rationale I did amend maybe you didnt notice or it wasn't clear enough - if you check you'll see I say "comparably small" and some of those they are personal scans. There are about four or so that fall into this category I think, and it would be great if you could help me resize them into smaller sizes. Just to clarify, none of the images I've added a rationale to recently have been for any other purpose. It is true I've created some infoboxes but I didnt upload any image specially for that purpose. I used from existing images from relevant articles. But thank you for confirming things for me, and it would be great if you could help resize those covers that need it. Thanks again for your interest. Drop by anytime :) Deff6 02:32, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

wow execellent that was super quick response. I hear what you saying about album covers, but all the ones I uploaded and added the fair use to have the album title and identify the album - they are not used on the artists page (they were removed recently by a hard working Wikipedian) and are only used on relevant articles. Plus, as you'll see some of the images that I was notified about I didnt even add the fair use and let them alone so theyd be deleted exactly for the reasons you expressed to me at my talk page. Simply because I wasnt going to open new aticles and theyd be for decorative purposes I didnt add fair use. Could you please let me know how I can resize them? I can understand you dont have the time - I dont mind dont my bit. Deff6 02:42, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
All done. Thanks for your input. I am real appreciative. Deff6 03:30, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

WP:RFBOT[edit]

Your recent bot approvals request has been approved. Please see the request page for details. —METS501 (talk) 03:24, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

WDM[edit]

Are you still supporting this interface? I think it could be awfully helpful but there is still the problem of it crashing on the second article processed. Anyway, don't know of I should keep hanging around waiting on it. Thanks! JodyB talk 02:12, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

There is a known bug in WDM. As I no longer use windows I cannot maintain it. If I can find the code again I would be glad to attempt to fix the problem but I'd have to find someone with windows installed to compile it. There is a workaround, you need to go to the tab on there were there is a blank drop down box for the edit counter settings. Select a value, any value, and it will work just fine. —— Eagle101Need help? 23:04, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply. The program is very convenient to use. However, I'm not sure where the "tab on there were there is a blank drop down box for the edit counter settings" is. Sorry to be a bother. JodyB talk 15:24, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
No problem, hunt around, there is a blank dropdown box in the interface somewhere. should be one of the tabs on the bottom part of the tool. As I don't use windows anymore I really can't be of much help :S —— Eagle101Need help? 19:18, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Reversing an Indef COI block[edit]

(formerly Don't Wheel War and Ask before reversing an Indef COI block)

I am wondering if you have much experience with WP:COIN? This is not a typical newbie user having minor problems. I am concerned that you have overturned an indef block of a SPA COI account, contrary to WP:BLOCK and WP:COI. I think you should restore the indef block, and then discuss with the blocking admin what to do. Jehochman Talk 00:31, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

What I did was not a wheel war, read what a wheel war is please :). The indef block was not merited, and I've stated why I shortened the block on both the admin's talk page and on the user's talk page. Please read Wikipedia:Banning policy#Community_ban, which this effectively was. It states that the indef block/ban only stands as long as no admin is willing to unblock. I was willing to. It was the user's first block, and I'm hoping that he will get the message, but an indef block is overkill. I do thank you for asking though, if you check the blocking admin's page I left my rational there. :) Cheers —— Eagle101Need help? 00:42, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
As far as WP:COIN I don't have much experience with that particular noticeboard, but I have dealt with conflicts of interests before. I honestly believe that if we give this user a chance he may reform. A 24 hour block should tell him that we mean business. —— Eagle101Need help? 00:49, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Hi Eagle, thanks for the message, I hope that the user learns our policies and becomes a useful contributor. I have to admit I have very low expectations, because this user is named after the company whose software he's been writing about, but maybe things will work out. --Akhilleus (talk) 00:57, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Perhaps suggest that he get a name change? Thanks for understanding what I'm hoping for here :) Cheers! —— Eagle101Need help? 00:58, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
I am a major contributor to the WP:COI guideline, and I am the original author of {{uw-coi}}. When an account is used only for COI, policy states that one warning is issued, and then the account get's an indef block. This is not a normal situation of a user making simple mistakes. Every contribution ever made by this user has been for the purpose of promoting his Dynamic Submission software. You can read the evidence here.
You've turned this editor loose, so please monitor him and make sure he doesn't return to his past ways, and make especially sure that he doesn't launch further person attacks against me. I've spent considerable effort trying to deal with this fellow in good faith, and even helped him in an attempt to restore his pet article. As soon as the article was re-created, he started turning into an advertisement. Then I learn that contrary to his representations to me, he has a serious conflict of interest. WP:COIN is seriously undermanned. Please respect our efforts by helping to keep SPA COI editors out of Wikipedia. Thank you! Peace. Jehochman Talk 01:08, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
Please point me to the policy (not guideline) on where they only get one warning then an indef block. I've never seen that anywhere. In any case yes I'll take responsibility for my own blocks and unblocks :). I just think elevating from a single warning to an indef block is rather harsh. That sounds like we are to ban a user after one mistake, and I sure that can't be right. —— Eagle101Need help? 01:12, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
In cases of corporate spam I favor Brad Patrick's zero-tolerance approach ([2]). But I'm willing to see if this guy changes his ways. --Akhilleus (talk) 01:40, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
This isn't one mistake. The guy has had multiple warnings, and has never made a constructive edit. Everything he's done has been for the purpose of adding his Dynamic Submission spam to Wikipedia.
As for policy, my bad, this is still only a guideline. The actual policy change is languishing here. Perhaps we should go over there and push for a resolution! Jehochman Talk 02:30, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
Jehochman, please note that WP:OWN also applies to WP:COI. Just because you created that document doesn't mean that you own it, or are the arbiter on enforcement. --After Midnight 0001 01:26, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
I never said that I was the final arbiter, and don't understand why are you jumping to such a conclusion. My point is merely that I am very familiar with this document and know what it says. Eagle intervened without knowing all the facts, without reading the report at WP:COIN, and without waiting for the blocking administrator to explain, and reversed a perfectly legitimate block. Leaving a talk message, "I am reversing you" is very different from asking, "Why did you do this?" and waiting for an explanation. That said, I don't have a problem with anybody here, and hope that I can tell you more about our hard work at WP:COIN so you can understand the magnitude of the problem. Jehochman Talk 02:24, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
Um I read the WP:COIN report. I don't think that block/ban was correct. Heck before someone changed the guideline it specifically said a block was to be less then one week, (it stated that at the time the indef block was given, so I'm not sure how well you do know it). Please read what our policy is on community bans (which this was in essence), and re-read WP:COI. I will watch the user in case he returns to his prior behaviour. My unblock is entirely within our policy on community bans. It does not hurt to give a second chance. —— Eagle101Need help? 02:38, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
It was also in the WP:BLOCK policy at the time that this happened, see here, that you block for less then 1 week, then you may extend to longer periods of time. Ie, don't ban a user on first shot, give them a chance to improve :). Blocks serve good purpose to point out to users that what they were doing is not acceptable. A short block accomplishes that. I'll be watching them in any case, I may well be wrong about this user improving, but its worth it in my eyes to at least try. (If he does improve, I'd suggest a username change) :) —— Eagle101Need help? 02:47, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
Fair enough! I am trying to gain consensus to change WP:BLOCK. The discussion had sort of reach a consensus to make a change, but then they started wrangling over the exact wording and it never got finished. Until that happens, you are probably right and I am probably wrong. Jehochman Talk 02:52, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
Beyond the words of the policy there is the principal of not banning lightly. We only do that to massive sock puppeteers and others that don't listen to what the community wishes. First block is an indef block (community ban basically) is not right. —— Eagle101Need help? 03:00, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

(reset) An indef block isn't a community ban. The editor is welcome to return any time they agree to abide by Wikipedia's rules. To get a ban overturned, well, that's much, much harder. Typically editors who get these indef blocks disappear, because they have no interest in Wikipedia, except as an advertising platform. Once in a while an editor is swiftly unblocked if they agree to join WP:ADOPT. Maybe you want to suggest this option to User:Akc9000. Jehochman Talk 03:05, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

But they are also very harsh. Trying with a lesser block such as 24 hours is a good starting point. Most of the time indef blocks are issued when the community has lost all patience with a user. —— Eagle101Need help? 03:34, 18 June 2007 (UTC)


Understood. I don't want to belabor this, but I am an admin trainee of Durova's, so I am trying to learn how to handle things properly. Any guidance you can provide is much appreciated!
One more question: When I re-read blocking policy, and noticed "blocks on types of user accounts considered disruptive are typically of indefinite duration" in the length of blocks section. This account was indef blocked as a disruptive COI-only account. We're certainly fed up with this user's spamming activities. We're not talking about a single incident; we're talking about a pattern of behavior over time. Should that section of WP:BLOCK be clarified so somebody like me doesn't become confused?
You've been really kind and patient. Thank you. Jehochman Talk 03:39, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
If you wish to clarify that, I don't mind. But all admin actions should be done with an eye to the maximum benefit to the encyclopaedia. Blocking users indef as their first block prevents them from having a chance to realize that we are dead serious. There are two primary types of disruption that get blocked indef regularly. 1) Sockpuppets, and 2)Username blocks, (these are softblocks, ie we allow them to make a new account)). —— Eagle101Need help? 19:14, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

This may be be over interest, as it's directly related to the above. The user has been reblocked and is requesting to be reunblocked. - auburnpilot talk 22:34, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

I have started a thread at the community sanction noticeboard. This situation is complex. We should all meet there to discuss. Perhaps this user will agree to join WP:ADOPT. Please, let's reach a consensus before there is any more reversing of blocks or unblocks. Jehochman Talk 00:25, 19 June 2007 (UTC)
Weighing in here: Jehochman is one of my admin coaching students and, in my opinion, among the finest up-and-coming editors who does complex investigations. I proposed a policy change at WP:BLOCK (originally by asking the community to support an interpretation of existing policy language). Wikipedia has a large, growing, and under-addressed problem with blatant spam-only and COI-only accounts. A substantial portion of the scarce volunteer time in this area has been getting frittered away in process discussions about extending undue amounts of good faith toward users who are essentially engaged in complex vandalism of the worst sort: cynical and unmitigated quests of vanity or the almighty dollar. We indef block vandalism-only accounts already. I've proposed treating corporate-spam-only accounts as vandalism-only accounts if they persist after warning. If my reasoning here raises doubts in your head, please spend a week at WP:COIN and see for yourself. DurovaCharge! 02:48, 19 June 2007 (UTC)
Durova, This could have been resolved by simply indeffing him the second time if he did not improve. No need to jump through hoops, he is effectively banned, as he has continued his behaviour. —— Eagle101Need help? 03:01, 19 June 2007 (UTC)
Eagle thank you for unblocking me, I do not understand though, how did I get reblocked if I never even logged back in yet? What did I do if I never was here and what continued behaviour is this editor talking about? I have done nothing since I appealed to you the first time. I could never login and Jehochman just added me on a notice board. To try to leave this message I had to go to a different computer. Could you please explain this to me on my talk page? I do not understand. This editor just has it in for me. I think you may want to consider his own COI possibility. Just to be clear here. I have never logged in since you unblocked me so what did I do to get reblocked?user akc9000 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 192.188.192.20 (talkcontribs)
The above post is block evasion. Jehochman Talk 12:19, 19 June 2007 (UTC)
We have a few admins here. Maybe that IP should be indef blocked too to prevent further disruption. It's registered to AKC Consulting. Jehochman Talk 12:23, 19 June 2007 (UTC)
Thanks Eagle. I do my best to avoid risking any wheel wars. DurovaCharge! 16:11, 19 June 2007 (UTC)
Durova, you would not have been wheeling, I did not, nor would you have. Admins are picked for their judgement. This went just fine. He got his chance, did not make the most of it, so he stays blocked till he is willing to consider reforming. —— Eagle101Need help? 19:24, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

This unblock request is still pending, and while it seems people are resigned to leave the user blocked, I'm a bit confused. You say above that "he has continued his behaviour", but I don't see any edits between the time you unblocked him and Ryulong reblocked him. Are there deleted edits involved here? Either way, if you'd decline/accept, I think the user is expecting a response from either you or Ryulong. - auburnpilot talk 17:42, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

What you say about no editing between unblock and reblock is correct. However, immediately below you can see an incident of block evasion by Akc9000. Before anyone considers unblocking him, he has to demonstrate that he will follow policy by refraining from block evasion, admitting or explaining the circumstances of past COI editing, and say what he is going to do to prevent relapses. WP:ADOPT might be a good option. I also recommend that any discussion of unblocking go to WP:CSN because there was a discussion there that supported a community ban. We don't want to keep going in circles. Jehochman Talk 17:52, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
Jehochman, keep in mind though, WP:ADOPT is not required. Just a simple promise to reform. Also CSN is not the only place this conversation can take place. If and when he promises to improve, any admin may reverse the indef block. —— Eagle101Need help? 19:20, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
You're absolutely right, though to my credit, I did use the words 'might' and 'option.'  ;-) The promise to reform should be backed up with actions demonstrating good faith, such as not engaging in further block evasion. By the way, I've changed the title of this thread to be less inflammatory. My sincere apologies to you for my being over-zealous when I started this discussion. Jehochman Talk 19:42, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
With all the dragging of feet that seems to be going on, I've unblocked Akc9000. I've explained further within the unblock statement, but basically Akc9000 was reblocked due to an edit he made over three months ago, long before the original block and certainly before being given a second chance. Akc9000 contacted me by email, explained the situation, and intends to contribute constructively. I believe him and he has been unblocked. - auburnpilot talk 22:42, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
Gah I'm confused now, I've been in contact with him vie e-mail, but an unblock now is not a bad idea, as he does know what not to do again. —— Eagle101Need help? 23:02, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
I think you and I are on the same page here, and this all appears to have been a misunderstanding. Personally, I very much believe people deserve a second chance. You gave him that chance but he was reblocked before being able to take advantage of the opportunity. From his emails, he seems to really understand what is/is not acceptable when it comes to WP:COI, so I don't believe we have anything to lose here. I don't have much experience with WP:ADOPT, but I don't really feel it is necessary here. Akc9000 is welcome to stop by my talk page at anytime with any question. Adoption likely has benefits for new users, but Akc9000 now seems to have a firm grasp on policy. - auburnpilot talk 23:13, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

communication[edit]

Ok, I've been in contact with akc9000, vie e-mail. I'll let you guys know how it works out, he seems quite agreeable, and perhaps there might have been a misunderstanding. I'm asking for a few clarifications, but I think he is willing to not edit subjects related to this company. —— Eagle101Need help? 22:53, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

About the akc9000 issue[edit]

Eagle, I would like to thank you for unblocking me. I was never able to log back in. I am using a different computer to defend myself and leave you this note. If I am not unblocked I will not be back but I would like to set the record clear and I would app your comments on my talk page.

Please note: I cannot edit this properly from where I am, you may need to look at my response in edit to see what I have written.

First of all thanks, I appreciate it. I am sorry but I feel the need to defend myself and let me apologize in advance for using up so much space on your talk page. I need help from and Admin regarding this entire issue, so here is the issue:

I have been accused of setting up single-purpose account, spam, vandalism and of course conflict of interest, and not writing this article from a neutral point of view, and asking that I be permanently banned from Wiki.

I consider this a personal attack on myself and my contributions.

First of all, I did not setup a single-purpose account. I have done quite a number of edits and created articles, and a category as well. I have created server appliance as well as the category for these types of computers. I edited 15 pages in this area, added photos etc.

I merged WebTV with MSN TV

Asked for the speedy deletion of supportsuite which was note notable.

Added the information and the cite to how Pay per click stated in the history section. So I not see myself as having a single-use account or a spam account as I am accussed.

Jehochman is an admin in training, knows much more about the rules and regulations than I, has written an excellent article about SEO, mind you and I thought I had no problem or issue with this editor. Unfortunately he apparently has a problem with me and my edits when it comes to anything involving edits that have anything to do with SEO or SEM.

This started when I afd his article on Search Engine Land as well as Search Engine Marketing. I had a problem with how the articles were written and Search Engine Land was not notable and the cites were written deceptively.

After the afd process was complete, this editor has had a problem with me and my edits. He has asked me to be permanently banned from Wiki. After failing this, he requested me to be banned from writing anything on his topics that coincidently are the same topics I am accused of COI.

I may say that this user should consider if he is trying to ban me because of a COI or because he does not like my opinions on the subject matter. He talk page has a reference on it. The home page of the site is: http://www.jehochman.com/ This would mean that he is in the SEO business and he receives monetary gain from SEO and SEM services he charges other for his services.

Now, if a person knew about software products that could do these same services for free and not need the service of an SEO company they would most likely use them. By trying to block me from writing about a class of software products that are notable (the class of software itself), would this not be considered COI and not only COI but would these actions not be considered vandalism? (Which is any addition, removal, or change of content made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of Wikipedia).

Not including this subject matter or reverting my edits would be vandalism because it is a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of Wikipedia. So I ask that his claim of vandalism be removed and his edit be reverted as vandalism in themselves that he made in search engine submission software. I also realized after I started writing this that this section could have been written without naming any software products by name. This was done for example for the anti-virus software class of software.

Now I cannot see any COI between myself and a product class, esp. if there are no product names. It is just about a class of software.

I could say that this editor should be block from making any edits in the field of SEO or SEM until his own COI issues are investigated but I do not. I do not know him and the wiki community may know him much better than I. In the reverse, I have been here a month, and for an editor who does not know me to want to ban me forever because of edits concerning a series of edits concerning dynamic submission seems crazy to me.

Hypothetically speaking, could not an editor be paid to write articles for Search Engine Land, Danny Sullivan and Third Door Media without anyone knowing about this? Would it not also be possible for an editor to be very passionate about the topics and want to get rid of any editor that has a conflicting opinion? But reading Wp:own edits are suppose to be able to edit any article, they are not their own and should not editor practice wp:eq and not get into editing wars?

I appealed for help against this editor that told me he would help me. When Dynamic Submission came out of Deletion review. He told me he would help me, but he wants me out of wiki wanted to ban me permanently and now wants to ban me from the topic.

The article:

It came out of deletion review and you can read this comment from an admin: Guy, what does any of this have to do with whether the article should be restored or left deleted? Even WP:COI doesn't forbid editing by an involved person if they can follow NPOV.

This note was from an admin named: Chaser

So I see this comment and I think it is fine to complete what I started. No one told me not to finish it, so, I go to finish the article.

I begin working on it and Jehochman Will not let me save my work. Within minutes of it coming out of deletion review he is editing it. He will not let me save my changes. There is always an edit conflict. I wanted at least to be able to finish what I started and get opinion on my work itself. It did not matter to me about the article, I was trying to learn what was wrong with it after it came out of deletion review.

I reached out to Chetblong and told this person:

I blanked the article, since another editor continuously harassed me as I was writing it, and kept tagging it. I told him to leave it alone for 1 hour while I wrote it but every minute there was an edit confict, he is manipulating the article because I afd one of his. Being spiteful. Article is blanked, I will write the bloodly thing offline when I have time and post the whole think at once.

Chetblong gave me two hours to try to fix it but it was deleted again. I was never going to learn how to write a software article properly.

While I was working on it. It was deleted. I reached out to: AKRadecki

Dynamic Submission This article just came out of deletion review and I was fixing it as per request. The completed article is here: [3] it is from a neutral point of view and is not spam. It just explains what it is and what products like it do. It is noteable since it won an award and is referenced in books. Please look at the fininished article and let me know. Plus, I thought you were suppose to leave a note on my talk page before you delete it. I put the hangon tag. I was in communication with an admin working on the article when you deleted it.

Please advise Akc9000 03:14, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

He responded:

 If you were in communication with an admin, and were actively working on it, you (or the
 admin) should have actually put a valid hangon message on the talk page. Quite frankly, I
 don't believe the draft article you're working on is ready to go for the following reasons: 
    ·    There's a number of grammar and spelling errors 
    ·    Headers should not have caps except for first letter, and should not be wikilinks 
    ·    Bolding is for the first use of the subject in the lead paragraph only 
    ·    References shouldn't be generalized like you've put them. Individual facts in the article
    should be footnoted to the references (see WP:FN and WP:CITET if you don't know
    how to do this) 
    ·    The section on "Search engine submission software" should be omitted entirely, as it's
    covered in a separate article. Don't duplicate material, that's what wiki links are for 
    ·    Move the reasons why its notable (media coverage, awards) to the 1st or 2nd paragraph 
    ·    Please be aware that wikipedia is not a how-to guide, so instructional information about
    how to use the software is not appropriate. 
    ·    You can eliminate the "further reading", as the book is in the refs (and get rid of the
    dummies graphic - it's not relevant to the particular program...it looks like you're plugging
    the book). AKRadecki 04:34, 17 June 2007 (UTC) 

Hi Thanks for the very useful input. I took all your suggestions, I like the article better now. I must say it is very difficult not to properly cap the H T T P protocol, you told me only one cap. It is a proper name. In any event. Could you have another peek and tell me if its going in the correct direction and any other suggestions would be app.


 Yes, it's better now. There's no guarentee, however, that the notability question won't be
 raised by others. AKRadecki 14:45, 17 June 2007 (UTC) 

I have no desire to put this article into the main space unless it is somewhat incontestable. I just wanted it to be review and I was going to take a trip to a bookstore to see how many books I could find that talk about this product. I was not planning to do this, this month since there seems to be so many concern about this article.

I could write about many things, I wanted to write about dynamic submission because I like this program personally.

About me:

I own an ISP called AKC computer services corporation. The web address is www.akc.com I have never written any article on AKC. On this site the are some software products listed. One of them is Dynamic Submission. That all of this COI is about. If you look at the page:

http://www.akc.com/websubmissionsoftware.html that the first paragraph points to it says: If you would like to promote your site yourself and take control of your promotion campaigns. These web promotional software products may be just what you are looking for. There is no longer a need to pay an SEO Company or even us to optimize or submit your site any longer now, you can pay a one time fee and do-it-yourself and save thousands of dollars! Please note that AKC does not sell or support these products, you must contact the vendor for help. We suggest their use and they are the products we use ourselves.

It is my belief that this software and my statements that state SEO services are not necessary are part of the cause of the issue between Jehochman and myself. It is the only thing I can think of.

I do make a commission on the sales of this product through Dynamic Software which I did disclose. But because of the note that stated: COI does not prevent someone from writing an article and the article comming out of deletion review, I thought it would be ok to finish it. So I really don't understand. I was not making a pattern of trying to do anything. I just dont like to leave things unfinished. If an admin told me not to write it, I would not of. Furthmore I did not put it in the main space. It is my user space as a reference for me and I wanted to complete it but I do not want a war over this. I just wanted to finish what I started.

Now this same editor has just left me a message on my talk page and he placed me on the community sanctions notice board. I have no idea what is up with this editor but someone needs to talk to him. I reached out to people and admins to try to get this done right. I thought I made good edits. But when I go into his area he uses every thing he know to try to stop me from adding to wiki a view that does not agree danny sullivan ... I would really like some help here and understand how to stop all of these attacks from this editor. Because I see them as personal attacks way beyond him thinking I have a COI.

Before I even was unblocked he posted things on a community sanctions board about me while I could not respond. I do not know what is going on here.

He is an admin in training but is using every trick in the book to keep me banned. As I stated, Eagle since you unblocked me, I did not login and I do not know why I was re-blocked from a different admin. How could I be re-blocked if I did not even login?.

Why did I start to work on Wiki?

I requested to edit Wiki because one day I was looking up information on it and I came across a listing for Dynamic Software, and it said it was a stub and to expand it. I left a message and said I know nothing about this Dynamic Software but I do know of one in NJ do you want me to write about it. I did not receive any response so I wrote about it. The next article I wrote was Dynamic Submission. I wrote the article on Dynamic Submission not because I wanted to promote it. I wrote it because it is notable, that's all. I write articles about things I know.

I am the co-author of an RFC, I own an ISP, I work on projects with large companies that include Google the (Adwords division) and Microsoft (MSN adcenter).

I am considered an expert in my field. I have given lectures at the John von Neumann computer center JvNC, taught faculty at Kean University. I do not need to try to use Wiki to promote a product that sells for a mere 69.95. If I was going to do this, I would write about a product that sells for 10,000.00 a copy that I also make a commission on. But I did not. It is not about money, I wrote the article because I liked the product and it gets press coverage and it is in a number of books. Geesh, if I knew all of this would happen, I would never written it in the first place.

Every edit I create has cite's I do not subvert, I try to write with a global view and there are many viewpoints on SEO and SEO software. Looking up the term: seo submission software on google returns 3,160,000 results. This number does not seem trivial concerning the keyword phase length. There is no COI between myself and a class of software products.

There is no COI between myself and any of the articles I wrote concerning computer hardware.

So I thought these applications are noteable and I wanted to write about them. I thought I could write about them just as anti-virus software class of software is written about. Looking there, I see no product names but I do see the subject is included.

I had to go someplace else to leave you this message becuase I am still blocked. It is very difficult for me to write this where I am, and I have went though this trouble Eagle to let you know I did nothing in between the time you unblocked me and now. Someone is going through great pains to not let me edit wiki.

Could you please explain all this to me on my talk page? or here. Thank you user akc9000




Gnome bot[edit]

Please take a look at why your bot left comments on my talk page for images I had nothing to do with. Thanks. --AllyUnion (talk) 04:07, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Those images were found in your userspace. Feel free to remove them or find a free image. Cheers! —— Eagle101Need help? 19:15, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

WikiDefender Barnstar.png The Mighty Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
I am happy to give you this barnstar for defending wikipedia against spammers. It is a unrewarding job yet you do it. Keep it up:) Cheers! †Sir James Paul† 23:23, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Your Bot![edit]

So if I work and represent a company, I can't use their logo on my page...but I can wear their clothes inside and outside of work as a representive of the company? That makese no sense. I'm talking about the EMS logo which this bot took off my user page. The image was redone by me in photoshop and I had permission to post this by my employer since I'm an employee that represents the company so again, why couldn't I have the image on my page?The Cleveland Browns are awesome! 20:39, 20 June 2007 (UTC) Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Gnome_%28Bot%29"

Currently our fair use policy does not permit fair use outside of mainspace. —— Eagle101Need help? 22:40, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
At eBay live wearing tshirt for EMS

Okay, so long story short, I can't have it on my page even though I represent the company. So if I have a business card and I hand it to someone outside the company as in not at work, but still being an employee of the company, by your rules of copyright, i have to take the logo off the card? What makes no sense to me is if that's the case, why would my company let me wear a pollo at a eBay Live event that has the logo on my shirt, as a representive of my company not as a presenter, but just as someone attending the event, yet I couldn't have the image on a page that directly talks about my company and what my job is, which is relevent to the my userpage because I explain about my job as a web designer at EMS. If that's the case, then wouldn't i have to say, Hi, I'm William Mitchell and I work for this company, but I can't show you the image or name of the company because it infriges on copyrights my company has. As you see in the image, that was not the case. Do you understand the reasoning of what I'm saying. I'm not saying that I own that copyright, but i have permission via my company to market myself as a representive of the company which means, that would give me permission to use it's copyright. That's why I'm not understanding why I couldn't have the image on my page. The Cleveland Browns are awesome! 18:04, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

Basically we forbid any use of fair use images outside of mainspace. You may ask questions at on the policy talk page if you like. —— Eagle101Need help? 18:09, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks From akc9000[edit]

Thank you for your trust in me. I never go back on my word. I need to work on a network project for a few days so I will not be on wiki for a day or so but I would like to give you this for your help and the first unblock. I leave it now before I am blocked again for not being logged is or something else I do not understand.

Regards!

Al

Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
For the kindness you showed me Akc9000 23:29, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
Ok, thank you, just keep in mind what I told you vie e-mail :) —— Eagle101Need help? 01:25, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

Please unblock IP 85.90.206.104[edit]

Please unblock IP 85.90.206.104 It's not zombie, voodoo and other :o) I write my arguments at my talk page --Movses 14:11, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

Scanned and confirmed as well as I could do. Its no longer a tor exit node. —— Eagle101Need help? 21:09, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

Open proxy blocking[edit]

Hey Eagle, since you block most of the open proxies that I come across via CAT:RFU could you please use {{openproxy|host=example-proxy.com}} on the talk pages once you've identified them. Having it clearly spelt out on the talk page that can instantly verify an IP as belonging to an CGI proxy would cut down a lot of frivilous unblocking requests we've been getting from sock-puppeteers thinking they'll get lucky tricking us (e.g. User_talk:66.90.101.240). --  Netsnipe  ►  19:08, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

Additions to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ciudad_Guayana reverted by Shadowbot[edit]

I added the founders names and foundation dates of the two town that merged into Ciudad Guayana and added an External Link to a Page with 200 historical photographs of the development of these towns and the resulting city.

These Photos are on a page created by me at http://groups.msn.com/guayanahistorica, and are all given to the public domain. Most of them I took myself, and the rest all have permission from their owners to be exhibited

I believe they contribute to the information that Wikipedia provides

I also corrected the name of the Orinoco river to Caroní river, as San Félix and Pto. Ordaz are located on both sides of the Caroní and both are south of the Orinoco.

The Edit is at http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ciudad_Guayana&diff=140474566&oldid=139272132

Anjouli[edit]

Hi. You have apparently just blocked 87.101.244.6 permanently. (Well, until 2012, when I'll be long dead!). This IP is in Saudi Arabia and is a common proxy used by almost the entire area I live in - so effectively much of Saudi is now blocked. I'm a long-standing ed with I hope a good rep (check my log) and would appreciate some help. I pretty much have to use 87.101.244.6 (unless I fork over a huge amount of change per minute to use an alternative, which is what I'm doing now.) I'm used to waiting for short term blocks to expire whenever someone in Saudi misbehaves - which is frequently - but 2012 seems a bit harsh! I would have thought that a technical solution was possible where logged-on users could override the IP and be blocked on an individual basis (I can't see anyone else using the IP knowing my password) but perhaps that's not easily programmed. Any suggestions? I'm going to miss WP after all these years. Anjouli 13:08, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Ok, fixed, sorry. That was not intended. —— Eagle101Need help? 19:15, 26 June 2007 (UTC)
Thanks!!!! Anjouli 06:32, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

IRC Debate[edit]

Is a transcript of the debate available? - CHAIRBOY () 04:20, 29 June 2007 (UTC)