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Computer programmer from San Antonio, Texas.

Reverter of vandalism, and wiki-link cleaner. (I'm no great author of Wiki pages, but I'm good at cleaning up other people's messes. :))

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Current Outstanding admin load

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Immediate requests Entries
Candidates for speedy deletion as attack pages 0
Wikipedians looking for help 1
Requests for unblock 43
Wikipedia semi-protected edit requests 25
Wikipedia extended-confirmed-protected edit requests 1
Wikipedia template-protected edit requests 3
Wikipedia fully-protected edit requests 0
Requested edits 3
Requested RD1 redactions 1
Candidates for speedy deletion as copyright violations 6
Candidates for speedy deletion 90
Open sockpuppet investigations 93
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Candidates for speedy deletion Entries
User requested 2
Empty articles 0
Nonsense pages 2
Spam pages 11
Importance or significance not asserted 10
Possibly contested candidates 12
Other candidates 74
The following articles and files have been proposed for deletion for around 7 days:


Usernames for administrator attention

Note: Patrollers are kindly asked to monitor usernames listed at Filter 102, Filter 148, Filter 149, Filter 354 (tags), Filter 579, WP:UAA/HP, and CAT:UAA.


Keep monitoring the user, until their username is more clear. - TNT 💖 09:57, 16 October 2018 (UTC)


Wait until the user edits. Please don’t report such minor issue if the user has yet to edit. It’s entirely possible this is someone’s legitimate alt account and they are preparing for WP:BAG or something. Beeblebrox (talk) 16:48, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Comment: SPAM blocked on es Don't read spanish -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 20:36, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Being discussed with the user. They don't seem to be editing about Eatons Neck, New York or otherwise representing the local government there. 331dot (talk) 21:20, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Requests for page protection

Current requests for increase in protection level

Meta:Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Kwanyama Wikipedia

Temporary Semi-protection: Persistent revert of removal of racist comment. Yilangren (talk) 22:10, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: @Yilangren: This request cannot be parsed. Please ensure it follows formatting consistent with the current or previous methods of submission.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 22:21, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
Not done We can't protect pages on other projects. You will need to raise this at Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat. DrKay (talk) 08:50, 14 October 2018 (UTC)
Note: I have left a message at Fish+Karate 08:50, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
Done Now protected. Enigmamsg 18:08, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
Requesting immediate archiving...--Ymblanter (talk) 04:11, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

India national under-20 football team

This article is being continuously vandalised by some idiots and miscreants, previously the article was put two times on as semi protected but now needed Indefinite semi-protection as the vandalism is not stopped its being continous. Dey subrata (talk) 00:49, 15 October 2018 (UTC)Dey subrata (talk)

  • Automated comment: @Dey subrata: This request cannot be parsed. Please ensure it follows formatting consistent with the current or previous methods of submission.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 00:57, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
Declined see below; already done. Vanamonde (talk) 01:55, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
Requesting immediate archiving...--Ymblanter (talk) 04:13, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Kevin MacDonald (evolutionary psychologist)

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – I'm pretty sure the latest IP is a proxy, no address in the range has edited this article before and see [1]. Doug Weller talk 07:46, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

I don't see recent vandalism. I do see a bold removal that was challenged by IP(s). The next step should be discussion. Edit warring then requesting protection, if the goal is to avoid discussion, should be discouraged. (talk) 08:10, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
And what I see is editors using IP addresses suddenly showing up here and at the article who have never edited either page before. Smells of socks to me. Doug Weller talk 11:27, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
@Doug Weller: Special:Contributions/, which the IP above belongs to, is a colocationwebhost, i.e. for all practical purposes a proxy, just like the latest IP who edited the article (which belongs to another, and now blocked, colocationrange), and should be blocked. - Tom | Thomas.W talk 12:11, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Semi-protected -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 12:25, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Note: You can't say stop edit warring and complain when someone goes to the talk page. I find PP often stimulates discussion. Make your case, but please base on policy and not personal opinion. -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 12:25, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Note: Oh, and aspersion are right out.-- Dlohcierekim (talk) 12:26, 16 October 2018 (UTC) -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 12:26, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Lachhu Maharaj (musician)

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. (talk) 15:27, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 12 hours, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 16:06, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked. -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 16:06, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Note: Some constructive edits too. -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 16:06, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Altura, New Jersey

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. (talk) 15:27, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked. -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 16:02, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Note: See Wikipedia:Administrators noticeboard/Incidents#Rangeblock request -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 16:03, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Ace of Spades (album)

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing –

IP needs to discuss these changes first. Also please restore to stable version. - FlightTime (open channel) 17:24, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked.--Ymblanter (talk) 04:23, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Convergent evolution

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent insertion of material by IP-hopping editor without consensus. Thanks, —PaleoNeonate – 20:24, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Adding: Hmm the same appears to occur with the same editor at List of examples of convergent evolution and Sparassodonta... —PaleoNeonate – 20:27, 16 October 2018 (UTC)


Create protection: Repeatedly recreated – The article was created by an undisclosed paid editor who failed to disclose and the company now hired user Jjanhone to move their draft. The article was previously deleted after an AFD discussion and it has notability issue. . GSS (talk|c|em) 20:25, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

List of Nvidia graphics processing units

Temporary full protection: Content dispute/edit warring – Someone requested protection for this page yesterday, but their request was removed by a random user without giving any reason. It seems that there is a content dispute going on with an unregistered IP. I noticed since I was requesting protection for another article, and saw their request. CycloneYoris talk! 21:37, 16 October 2018 (UTC)


Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Thegooduser Let's Chat 🍁 00:22, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: One or more pages in this request appear to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 01:37, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Hurricane Michael

Semi-protection: Asking for an extension on the semi protection... this is still a hot topic. We already have problems with content being added incorrectly by autoconfirmed users. I can just imagine what vandalism would occur from IPs after the protection expires soon. FigfiresSend me a message! 00:50, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: One or more pages in this request appear to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 01:07, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Pittsburgh Penguins

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Protected in the past, the subject of petty vandalism by IPs in the past two days. Ifnord (talk) 01:51, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Scene (subculture)

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing. Binksternet (talk) 02:07, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Excess mortality in the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin

Indefinite full protection: Occasionally gets hit by unregistered IP's and they partake in disruptive editing and only uses the talk page to cherry-pick articles to fit their destructive editing the most recent one is an example 31 on the talk page is the example. Jack90s15 (talk) 02:28, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: A request for protection/unprotection for one or more pages in this request was recently made, and was denied at some point within the last 8 days.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 02:37, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Pokémon: The Movie 2000

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent addition of unsourced or poorly sourced content – by IP user Sk8erPrince (talk) 04:28, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Eureka Rebellion

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. KH-1 (talk) 04:33, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked.--Ymblanter (talk) 04:39, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

The Greatest Indian

Temporary pending changes: Persistent vandalism – Infrequently edited article with the majority of the edits being vandalism (mostly IPs/new users adding their own names as "The Greatest Indian"). Bennv3771 (talk) 05:22, 17 October 2018 (UTC)


Semi-protection: Persistent IP vandalism. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 06:34, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Lincoln, Nebraska

Semi-protection: IP vandalism on page Lincoln, Nebraska, since roughly the beginning of the year... has increased quite a bit over the past few days. The vandalism has been consistently happening from a single, local IP address. Today though, very similar (exact) vandalism occurred from a different IP address - an IP from an internet provider that does serve locally (may be a form of IP sock puppetry). Requesting semi-protection on page Lincoln, Nebraska. Thank you much in advance!!!~ Hanyou23 (talk) 07:19, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Sun Wukong

Temporary extended confirmed: Persistent disruptive editing – Some anonymous users are replacing "Monkey" to "Baboon". Kurt R. (Zirukurt01) 08:10, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Chibi (slang)

Temporary extended confirmed: Persistent vandalism – There's still persistent vandalism going on by anonymous editors. Kurt R. (Zirukurt01) 08:15, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Motionless in White

Temporary Semi-protection: Vandalism and Edit Warring over vandalism (spurious band members added and removed)

Current requests for reduction in protection level

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protected in 2008 time to unprotect — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:25, 13 October 2018‎ (UTC)

I don't see an issue with unprotecting it after 10 years, but pinging Keilana who protected the article way back then and remains active. Fish+Karate 08:44, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
 Done Throwback! I have so few issues with unprotecting it that I just did it. Keilana (talk) 19:49, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request: Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Science

In the thread Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Science#Diesel-electric rail emissions, I would like to add the following, suitably indented to appear as a response to the posting by PiusImpavidus at 10:21, 15 October 2018:

  • No, the UK is not "rapidly electrifying its rail network". I can't cite specific articles, but this subject comes up regularly in Modern Railways magazine, which I read. While there have been electrification projects established in recent years, they have tended to overrun their budgets and have been subject to delays and partial cancellations. Currently the people in charge are embracing bi-mode trains that can run on routes that are only partly electrified. -- (talk) 08:50, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Thanks. -- (talk) 08:50, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: @ This request cannot be parsed. Please ensure it follows formatting consistent with the current or previous methods of submission.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 09:04, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
 Done. IffyChat -- 09:17, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Handled requests

A rolling archive of the last seven days of protection requests can be found at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection/Rolling archive.

Protected edit requests

0 protected edit requests
Page Tagged since Protection level Last protection log entry
Updated as needed. Last updated: 07:32, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
3 template-protected edit requests
Page Tagged since Protection level Last protection log entry
Template:Country data Japan (request) 2018-10-14 23:12 Template-protected (log) Modified by WOSlinker on 2013-10-19: "allow template editors to modify"
Template:College (request) 2018-10-15 10:56 Template-protected (log) Modified by Primefac on 2018-02-23: "high-risk template with 4000+ transclusions"
Template:Infobox television episode (request) 2018-10-16 16:05 Template-protected (log) Modified by Mike V on 2014-07-27: "Highly visible template: Request at RFPP"
Updated as needed. Last updated: 06:21, 17 October 2018 (UTC)


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Immediate requests

Category Entries
Wikipedians looking for help 1
Requests for unblock 46
Candidates for speedy deletion as attack pages 0
Candidates for speedy deletion as copyright violations 6
Candidates for speedy deletion 99
Wikipedia fully-protected edit requests 0


Category Entries
Articles for deletion 659
Templates for deletion 244
Categories for deletion 269
Wikipedia files for discussion 109
All redirects for discussion 475
Miscellaneous pages for deletion 40
Possible copyright violations 43
All articles proposed for deletion 173
All books proposed for deletion 0
Unsorted AfD debates 7
All files with the same name on Commons 10

Image copyright problems

Category Entries
Orphaned fair use 2,885
Unknown copyright status 17
Unknown source 31
No fair use rationale 21
Replaceable fair use images 15
Disputed fair use images 246

Page protection

Category Entries
Protected 0
Semi-protected user and user talk pages 686
Protected user and user talk pages 344
Protected against vandalism 6
Protected talk pages of blocked users 39
Semi-protected 1,479
Arbitration 500/30 restricted 1,144


General cleanup

Category Entries Percentage
All pages needing cleanup 35,707 0.62
All articles needing rewrite 4,194 0.07
All articles needing expert attention 7,058 0.12
All Wikipedia articles in need of updating 21,972 0.38

Reference problems

Category Entries Percentage
All pages needing factual verification 4,724 0.08
All articles with unsourced statements 349,085 6.09
All articles lacking sources 194,848 3.4
All unreferenced BLPs 2,480 0.28
All articles needing additional references 338,326 5.9
All articles needing references cleanup 4,144 0.07
All articles lacking in-text citations 91,994 1.6
All articles with dead external links 219,855 3.83

Image cleanup problems

Category Entries Percentage
Files for cleanup 103 -
Wikipedia files lacking a description 96 -
Wikipedia files with unknown source 12 -

Other problems

Category Entries Percentage
All articles to be merged 4,630 0.08
All articles to be split 560 0.01
Unsorted Stubs 0 -
Stub categories 15,254 -
All uncategorized pages 30 0
All orphaned articles 120,917 2.11
All articles needing copy edit 1,112 0.02
All articles with style issues 18,350 0.32
All Wikipedia articles needing context 3,979 0.07
All articles that may contain original research 16,297 0.28


Category Entries
Requested moves 178
All NPOV disputes 6,043
All accuracy disputes 7,820
Articles with invalid ISBNs 0
All articles to be expanded 128,628

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