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November 2013[edit]

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. This is a message letting you know that one of your recent edits to List of symbiotic relationships has been undone by an automated computer program called ClueBot NG.

February 2014[edit]

Hello, I'm K6ka. I noticed that you recently removed some content from Hot or Not, with this edit, without explaining why. In the future, it would be helpful to others if you described your changes to Wikipedia with an edit summary. If this was a mistake, don't worry, the removed content has been restored. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks. K6ka (talk | contribs) 17:44, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Information icon Please refrain from making nonconstructive edits to Wikipedia, as you did at Hot or Not with this edit. Your edits appear to constitute vandalism and have been reverted or removed. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Administrators have the ability to block users from editing if they repeatedly engage in vandalism. Thank you. K6ka (talk | contribs) 17:45, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Warning icon Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to vandalize Wikipedia, as you did to Hot or Not with this edit, you may be blocked from editing. K6ka (talk | contribs) 17:49, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

This is your only warning. You may be blocked from editing without further warning the next time you vandalize a page, as you did with this edit to Hot or Not. K6ka (talk | contribs) 17:49, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

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You have been blocked temporarily from editing for abuse of editing privileges. Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make useful contributions. If you think there are good reasons why you should be unblocked, you may appeal this block by adding the following text below this notice: {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}}. However, you should read the guide to appealing blocks first.

Daniel Case (talk) 17:56, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Google IP[edit]

It appears that this IP address belongs to Google[1]. I tried editing and got a block message from this IP address and requested an unblock (later I retracted), but my username came up. The log entry says "anon only", but I ended up getting the message. I have Verizon FIOS which uses 108.x.xx.xx range so I have no clue how this IP came up. NintendoFan (Talk, Contribs) 10:07, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Recent edit to Stanley Lord[edit]

Information.svg Hello, and thank you for your recent contribution. While the content of your edit may be true, I have removed it because its depth or nature of detail are not consistent with our objectives as an encyclopedia. I recognize that your edit was made in good faith and hope you will familiarize yourself with what Wikipedia is not so we may collaborate in the future. Thank you! Vieque (talk) 05:04, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Reference Errors on 9 March[edit]

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March 2014[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm Wikipelli. I wanted to let you know that I undid one of your recent contributions, such as the one you made with this edit to Shorthorn, because it didn’t appear constructive to me. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks. Wikipelli Talk 17:35, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

April 2014[edit]

Information icon Please refrain from making test edits in Wikipedia pages, such as those you made to Magnetic field ‎ , even if you intend to fix them later. Your edits do not appear to be constructive and have been reverted. If you would like to experiment again, please use the sandbox. Thank you. Materialscientist (talk) 13:52, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

This IP is owned by Google, and is used by the caching proxy system used by the Chrome browser (for iPhone, Android, and in the future desktop OSes). Blocking this IP effectively blocks a random slice of users (perhaps sharing a geographic area or Internet route), isn't particularly localized, and probably shouldn't be active for more than 24 hours, except in the face of doggedly persistent significant vandalism.
see for more info on Google caching proxy (talk) 21:30, 28 April 2014 (UTC)
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Request reason:

excessively long blocking of very widely shared proxy egress IP, see directly above (talk) 21:18, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

Decline reason:

See directly below. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 06:21, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

If you want to make any further unblock requests, please read the guide to appealing blocks first, then use the {{unblock}} template again. If you make too many unconvincing or disruptive unblock requests, you may be prevented from editing this page until your block has expired.

Users of this IP are a random basket of unrelated people who happen to be using Google's caching proxy. Though the proxy uses X-Forwarded-for headers it has been suggested on the web that these headers aren't a good way of enforcing access control. If you have a mobile device and are using a Google browser you are not forced to use the caching proxy. For example any registered account using one of these mobile devices, even with a Google browser, would be routed directly to Wikipedia's https server and would bypass this proxy. That means their account can be recognized and blocked by Wikipedia (like any other) if necessary. (This is made clear by the linked Google help page above). To use this proxy you don't even need to have a Google account. This fits much too closely to the definition of an open proxy for me to recommend an unblock. At best, we should reblock with a better message that more accurately tells the user what the problem is. EdJohnston (talk) 15:04, 29 April 2014 (UTC)
(unblock requester here) Ahhh... Open proxy policy... I was seeing this in the framework of the regular anon IP policy, but I can see how that might not fit here. For me personally, it's a pure convenience issue, I was thinking of others. I'm a long time registered editor and a high-end network/systems engineer, so I know my options, e.g. switching browsers or changing settings. (I'm not currently using my registered account much mostly due to a WP quasi-hiatus - my life changed- but also due to a couple harassers, the worst of whom predates Wikipedia but reactivated after a long hiatus upon finding my WP edit history a couple years ago. I mostly just drop in every few weeks and apply some anti-vandal undos or a little light wiki-gnoming for old times sake...)
A more tailored message might be the best policy-based response. (talk) 17:48, 29 April 2014 (UTC)