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August 2008[edit]

Information.svg Thanks for experimenting with the page The Obama Nation on Wikipedia. Your recent edit appears to have added incorrect information, and has been reverted or removed. All information in the encyclopedia must be verifiable in a reliable published source. If you believe the information you added was correct, please cite references or sources or discuss the changes on the article's talk page before making them. Please use the sandbox for any other tests you want to do. Take a look at the welcome page if you would like to learn more about contributing to our encyclopedia. Thank you. --GoodDamon 22:50, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

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Hey, thanks for the revert. That's Joe H.. — goethean 15:08, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

No problem. Is that sockpupet list for real? Thats crazy. If that person used just 1% of there efforts towards improving this project, we would all be out of a job here :). -- (talk) 20:24, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Michael Jackson[edit]

The article well always be semi protected, you either need to set up an account or leave suggestions on the talk page. Sorry about that, most IP's aren't as nice as yourself. — Realist2 15:10, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

I am actually not that nice :). Seriously, not a problem and thank you. Just curious, how many or what percentage of articles do you think are on this type of "indefinate" protection due to "high traffic vandalism" or for whatever reason?-- (talk) 16:53, 17 August 2008 (UTC)
Hmm, not that many. Off the top of my head I can think of Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Obama, President Bush, Ronald Reagan (It definitely was at one point). Very often it's hard to tell though, the semi protection symbol in the article's right hand corner doesn't give an expiry date. It's quite hard to figure out if an article is temporary or indefinitely protected without checking the articles log. I think there is a list somewhere of all the indefinitely protected articles. I agree with it usually, once the semi protection on the MJ article was disabled and all hell broke lose on that article. — Realist2 17:05, 17 August 2008 (UTC)
Thank you. I agree that there are probably few that need such protection out there and have no problem with it. I was just curious. I used to edit under an account but have to decide not to any more. Editing as an IP is not a problem for me. Cheers! -- (talk) 20:21, 17 August 2008 (UTC)