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21 July 2016


Traiding a copy of ESTIEM's wikipedia article for 5 cookies![edit]

Hello Airplaneman!

I am contacting you considering the fact that ESTIEM's Wikipedia Page has be removed. I kindly ask you to send me a copy of this page. I'm done reading both the Neutral Point of View and the Wikipedia is Not guidelines. Therefore I am prepared to change any necessary choice of words/phrases of even major part of the content, if that will make our article to be recognised as objective and unbiased.

Im aiming to get it back online as soon as possible, which is why I don't want to write an article from scrap.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read through this, Looking forward to your reply!

Best regards, Marios

PS: I already contacted the person that deleted the page in the first place -not sure if it matters-

PS2: The link to the deleted page:

PS3: The trade will happen once I am sure that such a copy exists ;)

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Mar.kiriakidis (talkcontribs) 09:23, 23 July 2014‎

Hey Marios, nice to meet you. I hate to be "that guy," but it seems that you may have a conflict of interest regarding ESTIEM. I do realize that it is beneficial to your organization to have a portal on Wikipedia, as it broadens your reach. A quick Google search of the topic reveals that the article in its old state almost directly mirrors the website in terms of content. As such, restoring the article in its current state is nearly the same as just copying from the website. I do not have qualms regarding the notability of the organization (so I do think it has a place on Wikipedia) but I am hesitant to restore the old text of the page. I simply do not believe that it is worth it. If you would like, I can copy over the old Information Navbox, file links, and reference/category formatting, as I realize that those are hard to reproduce well. How does that sound? Airplaneman 19:18, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Hello again Airplaneman, thank you for the very quick reply. I do understand your point of view and thus I naturally respect it. I'd be very thankful if you could copy the above mentioned Infobox, file links, reference/category formatting. The only reason for which I wanted the Copy was in order to easen my workload upon re-writing the article (Having a structure ready). Nontheless, I am very, very thankful that you could help me atleast to some extend! 4 Cookies to Airplaneman!

best regards, Marios

Marios, you can find the content under your username here. Remember that creating a balanced article requires more than just a description of the organization at hand. Peace Corps, for example, has a section on third party opinions (labeled "criticism"). Airplaneman 20:03, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for all your help Airplaneman, I appreciate it really. =) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mar.kiriakidis (talkcontribs) 05:41, 26 July 2014‎

No problem, Marios. Let me know when you make some changes to the page. I would be happy to look at it. Please note that I am not online all the time, so I may take a while to respond. Best, Airplaneman 22:24, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Hi Airplaneman, I want to let you know that I added your user page to your watchlist. You can leave a note on my talk page.

Eiji Mendoza (talk) 00:54, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Administrator Barnstar Hires.png The Admin's Barnstar
I don't know why you're an administrator but I gave you a Barnstar to appriciate you being like that. Why don't you leave a note on my talk page. Keep up the good work. Eiji Mendoza (talk) 00:12, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Like this kitten?[edit]

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Ok, Airplaneman, why don't you fully protect your page so no one can edit it. You can leave a note on my talk page if you can or can't.

Eiji Mendoza (talk) 00:15, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Good day.[edit]

What a good day of being an Administrator Airplaneman. It is so refreshing here in Wikipedia. I hope you like the day. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Eiji Mendoza (talkcontribs) 22:29, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Re: Mahfouz Bin Marei Bin Mahfouz[edit]

Midoahmad (talk) 09:13, 10 September 2014 (UTC)Hi Mr Airplaneman,

Hope you are great.

I have got a slight problem in creating the page of Mahfouz Bin Marei Bin Mahfouz. The page has been deleted once has been created since the admin Olaf considered the page does not have wealth and enough information and sources about Lord Mahfouz Bin Marei Bin Mahfouz. However, the page has been updated again with more and more information, sources, images, etc, but so far is still tagged to be deleted automatically if it will be recreated again (which is not helpful at all and very disappointed). I have emailed Olaf about his feedback about the upgrade and new information and sources provided, however, there is any feedback so far! Please kindly be advised that the page is very important as it gives important information about a very public person in Middle East and UK. This information is very important for many educational institutes, charities, students, patients seeking for assistance in UK and Middle East. Please be advised also the Arabic version of this paged is already authorised and published in Wikipedia Arabic and here is its link


I look forward please to your help and cooperation in this matter and to have a look please at this page and reconsider it for publishing, and of course, any advices, recommendation and/or suggestions from you are very welcomed.

I thank you very much in advance for your assistance and cooperation and look forward to your positive feedback asap please.

Kind regards, Ahmad

Hello Ahmad, it's good to meet you. I did some poking around and found some discussion on your talk page about this matter as well. This includes discussion with the editor you mentioned, User:Olaf Davis. On your talk page, I found a link to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz, which gives many reasons for why the page was repeatedly deleted. Many of the reasons fall under the notability guidelines. What is different here is that we now have an argument in favor of the article in that it exists on another wiki (as per your link above).
I haven't done thorough research to say whether an article on Lord Mahfouz would be worthy of inclusion on Wikipedia, as I am a student and don't have significant chunks of time to spend editing nowadays. Since another wiki does have an article on him, however, one of the ways we can create an article for him on the English Wikipedia would be to translate from Arabic to English. What we can do here is start an article under your username. In this case, the link would be User:Midoahmad/Mahfouz bin Mahfouz (that's what Google Translate tells me the title of his article is on the Arabic Wikipedia). By starting an article in what is called the "userspace", it is not subject to immediate review. That is because it is not published in the mainspace, the part of Wikipedia where articles are held. This will give time for the development of the article, making it less likely that an unfinished version of it would be deleted. If the article is sufficiently referenced and notability is established, we can move the page to the mainspace. Does that make sense? Airplaneman 21:14, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Re: Mahfouz Bin Marei Bin Mahfouz[edit]

Dear Airplaneman,

It is nice to meet you too and thank you very much for your kind assistance and cooperation. I have done what you have advised me and it is now under

As you could see, the page is now fully referenced with with different sources and notability is achieved. So, i need please to know when the page could be moved to the mainspace as it is urgent.

I indeed thank you again for your time and kind cooperation and look forward to your kind positive feedback.

Kind regards, Ahmad — Preceding unsigned comment added by Midoahmad (talkcontribs) 12:56, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi Airplaneman,

I really appreciate you are busy in your study and wish you all success. I just need a few minutes from you to have a look to the article after adding it under the userspace and help me to move it on to the mainspace as it is very important to us.

I thank you again for your time and effort and look forward to your help asap.

Cheers, Ahmad — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:28, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi Airplaneman,

I'm awaiting your feedback and help please as i'm feeling in no where and very confused.

Kind regards, Ahmad--Midoahmad (talk) 18:43, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Your being thorough in this article creation process is indicative of a clear ability and drive to create a good Wikipedia article. It's good that you reached out for other opinions on the article here. I can only echo what they said. Wikipedia has very stringent guidelines on the quality of biographies of living persons articles. Referring to prior consensus, it appears that the article needs a drastic change in the sheer number of reliable sources from which data is taken. A cursory look at the current draft shows me that many, if not most, of the sources link back to the person's own website. Although citing primary sources is acceptable in some cases, it does not contribute to the reliable third-party sourcing that is necessary to substantiate an article that is comprehensive. In short, the article is not there yet, and until a wide range of sources can be found, it will not be.
I know that this is something that is important to you and many others. This indicates a conflict of interest. Yet, it must be noted that there are many other ways to find out about Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz. Google is just one example. I realize the substantial time investment that has gone into trying to meet the article guidelines here. It is something that I can empathize with. I have also worked on many pages for countless hours; not all of my contributions have been great. In fact, the first article I created on this site was promptly deleted. Please realize that just because the editorial consensus here currently lies in the negative, it does not mean that there are people out to snuff out the product of your valuable time. Please see if you can heed the works given to you by the editors on the help page. Best, Airplaneman 07:27, 6 October 2014 (UTC)


Hello, could make me a copy (in my subpage) of two deleted articles:

Thanks in advance! --Rezonansowy (talk | contribs) 11:39, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Hey Rezonansowy, nice to meet ya. I have restored debootstrap to User:Rezonansowy/Debootstrap. I'm curious as to why you wanted this restored, as there is a draft at Draft:debootstrap which is nearly identical and from the same date that the page was deleted. Comparison of init systems is a one-edit page that is an exact copy of so I see no reason to restore it when you can glean all you need from the aforementioned link. Best, Airplaneman 00:16, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
Great, I forgot the first one. Thanks! --Rezonansowy (talk | contribs) 11:51, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

Who did you block?[edit]

So Airplaneman, what are the 117 users you blocked? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Amaris Monteon (talkcontribs) 22:59, 16 November 2014‎

Hey, Amaris,
The users I have blocked have fallen mostly under the category of repeat vandals. You may find the log here. Also, when you leave messages on discussion pages, it is beneficial to sign your comments with your signature, which is generated by typing four tildes, like so: ~~~~ .
Best, Airplaneman 02:13, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Copyright checks when performing AfC reviews[edit]

Hello Airplaneman. This message is part of a mass mailing to people who appear active in reviewing articles for creation submissions. First of all, thank you for taking part in this important work! I'm sorry this message is a form letter – it really was the only way I could think of to covey the issue economically. Of course, this also means that I have not looked to see whether the matter is applicable to you in particular.

The issue is in rather large numbers of copyright violations ("copyvios") making their way through AfC reviews without being detected (even when easy to check, and even when hallmarks of copyvios in the text that should have invited a check, were glaring). A second issue is the correct method of dealing with them when discovered.

If you don't do so already, I'd like to ask for your to help with this problem by taking on the practice of performing a copyvio check as the first step in any AfC review. The most basic method is to simply copy a unique but small portion of text from the draft body and run it through a search engine in quotation marks. Trying this from two different paragraphs is recommended. (If you have any question about whether the text was copied from the draft, rather than the other way around (a "backwards copyvio"), the Wayback Machine is very useful for sussing that out.)

If you do find a copyright violation, please do not decline the draft on that basis. Copyright violations need to be dealt with immediately as they may harm those whose content is being used and expose Wikipedia to potential legal liability. If the draft is substantially a copyvio, and there's no non-infringing version to revert to, please mark the page for speedy deletion right away using {{db-g12|url=URL of source}}. If there is an assertion of permission, please replace the draft article's content with {{subst:copyvio|url=URL of source}}.

Some of the more obvious indicia of a copyvio are use of the first person ("we/our/us..."), phrases like "this site", or apparent artifacts of content written for somewhere else ("top", "go to top", "next page", "click here", use of smartquotes, etc.); inappropriate tone of voice, such as an overly informal tone or a very slanted marketing voice with weasel words; including intellectual property symbols (™,®); and blocks of text being added all at once in a finished form with no misspellings or other errors.

I hope this message finds you well and thanks again you for your efforts in this area. Best regards--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 02:20, 18 November 2014 (UTC).

       Sent via--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:20, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Your assistance please...[edit]

You deleted User:Geo Swan/review/Gaillard T. Hunt as U1. Thanks!

I'd like to port it to a non WMF wiki with different inclusion rules. Could you (temporarily) restore it for me. I think once I check its revision history I'll find that I was the sole author of the article's intellectual content -- in which case I wouldn't need to be concerned about attributing other people's efforts.

I'll only need it for a day or two, and then I'll place another U1 on it.

Thanks! Geo Swan (talk) 18:56, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

It is done. Happy New Year, Geo! Airplaneman 02:23, 1 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I've finished. Thanks for your prompt assistance! Geo Swan (talk) 18:38, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Interview for The Signpost[edit]

This is being sent to you as a member of WikiProject Articles for creation

The WikiProject Report would like to focus on WikiProject Articles for creation for a Signpost article. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Multiple editors will have an opportunity to respond to the interview questions, so be sure to sign your answers. If you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Thanks, Rcsprinter123 (comment) @ 20:32, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

A Class[edit]

I'm not disagreeing with you on Butthole Surfers, but if you look at the quality scale, A is a class. "Very useful to readers. A fairly complete treatment of the subject. A non-expert in the subject would typically find nothing wanting." Needs: "Expert knowledge may be needed to tweak the article, and style problems may need solving. Peer review may help." -- Joseph Prasad (talk) 03:36, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

Hey Joseph, I read the stipulations here and didn't see any review "by impartial reviewers from this WikiProject or elsewhere" for Butthole Surfers' A-class status. Further information can be found here. The A-class listing for Butthole Surfers seems to have been tagged 7 years ago, by one user. I realize it's trivial, but I made the change on the talk page for the sake of consistency in article assessment across Wikiprojects. Best, Airplaneman 03:41, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

Happy Valentine's Day!!![edit]

Happy Valentine's Day, to you and yours! Cheers, Grinding, grinding, grinding... what are we finding, finding, finding... (talk) 22:31, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

You're back!!!![edit]

I can't tell you what pleasant surprise it was to be browsing Sarek's RfA and find your signature there. I did get the email you sent me last summer, and it meant a lot to me, but to my shame I never got round to replying. It's been a long time since I've seen you around, but I've missed you—several good friends from back then are sadly no longer around, but you stuck in the memory more than most. Anyway, I hope you're well and that you're here to stay. As you know, we're always in need of more good admins, but now more so than ever. Any time you feel like getting stuck into the backlogs, I'd love to have an extra pair of hands! All the best my friend, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 14:28, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Harry, it feels good to be around a bit more nowadays, and it's also great to see that you're still chugging along! And speaking to the volume of electronic notifications that vie for our attention nowadays, it's understandable that some will slip by before being tended to.
A few weekends ago, for the first time in a while, I decided to spend a couple hours just trying to catch up with the goings-on around here. In the sense that I would log in weekly and change small things as necessary, I never left entirely, but I definitely disconnected from the community. I can't say that this wasn't a welcome break. This place can get tiring. Anyways, after the couple of hours I spent catching up, I was overcome by just how many people I've worked with over the years are no longer contributing.
I'm currently here studying, so my time is as limited as ever. It's been so nice, after the initial overwhelming weekend, to be back. When time allows, I'll definitely dig back into those backlogs. And if you're ever around Chicago, let me know! Airplaneman 20:52, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
I know what you mean about the place getting tiring. Wikipedia was always a bit ... intense. I guess it's the result of passionate people working on something they deeply care about and the facelessness of it (one of the reasons I like to have my face on my userpage). I like to take short breaks now and then, otherwise it's easy to get burnt out. And every so often I just abandon the backlogs for a few weeks and go and write something. I've not done that for a while, but I have a couple of potential FA projects in mind. It's important to remember what we love about the place that made us put all that energy into back-end things. There are a few people left from back then, but we're the old hands now; it's strange thinking about how much I didn't know (but thought I did!) when I was learning the ropes. As for Chicago, it's on my bucket list, but I'm no likely to get there in the short term. I do know at least one excellent Wikipedian there, though, if you'd like me to put you in touch. Anyway, it's good to see you around; hopefully we'll bump into each other more often. Best, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 15:47, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
I think I've reached out to this aforementioned Wikipedian in Chicago! And yes, although I find backlog-clearing a deeply satisfying task, writing things is definitely a great way to break the monotony. As for having your face on your userpage, that's very brave, and I appreciate it. Maybe I'll convince myself that it's worthwhile to do the same in the future. I've made it a point to show my friends how Wikipedia is made and who makes it, and it's been eye-opening. Userpages of people I've worked with are one of the things I show them. I'm certainly down to give anything a good copyedit, so let me know if you need another eye on those potential projects. Cheers, Airplaneman 20:37, 23 February 2015 (UTC)


Can you please undelete User:ATMarsden/Templates/Header, I plan on using some of it's icons in my own header, thanks.

A plate of 6 cookies for the header! Enjoy

- Yutah Andrei Marzan Ogawa123|UPage|☺★ (talk) 03:49, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Hey Andrei, sorry it's taken so long for me to get back. I feel a bit uncomfortable undeleting somebody else's userspace for a solely aesthetic pursuit. Although there's technically no policy denying me from undeleting the page, I'd like you to ask ATMarsden if they are comfortable with the undeletion first before I do it. Best, Airplaneman 07:11, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
I think he gave me permission, check the page history, i had a conversation with him before. - Yutah Andrei Marzan Ogawa123|UPage|☺★ (talk) 23:04, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
May you please point me to this more specifically? Airplaneman 06:20, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

Happy Easter![edit]

All the best! "Carry me down, carry me down; carry me down into the wiki!" (talk) 21:18, 5 April 2015 (UTC)



Congratulations! Airplaneman 02:13, 7 April 2015 (UTC)


Hand.jpg The Friendship Barnstar
Nice to meet you. . Buster Seven Talk 06:07, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
Buster7, it was nice to meet you as well! Here's to a bright future of collaboration. Airplaneman 22:45, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
Yes. I appreciate your edits at Maude Huchins. . Buster Seven Talk 00:34, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Restore request[edit]

Hi, I just drafted a new page (The Australian Racism, Acceptance, and Cultural-Ethnocentrism Scale)and it was deleted. Are you able to please restore it so I am able to work on it and repair it so it is able to be published eventually? (As per tis comment: "If the page you created has already been deleted from Wikipedia, but you want to save the content from it to use for that draft, don't hesitate to ask anyone from this list and they will copy it to your user page.")

Thank you in advance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dr Kaine Grigg (talkcontribs) 14:13, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

Note to self: Deleted as a copyright violation. Airplaneman 14:31, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

Quixotic plea[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Wikipediholism test. Thanks. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 03:38, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

June 2015 Wikification drive.[edit]

Greetings! Just spreading a message to the members of WikiProject Wikify that the June drive has been started. Come on, sign up! :) "A wiki of beauty is a joy forever." Seriously. That's how long it'd take to read! (talk) 04:08, 2 June 2015 (UTC)


Hello, Airplaneman. Please check your email; you've got mail!
It may take a few minutes from the time the email is sent for it to show up in your inbox. You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{You've got mail}} or {{ygm}} template.

--talk→ WPPilot  04:15, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

Response sent. Airplaneman 14:54, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

Percy Jackson Task-force[edit]

Hi, I'm looking to help re-activate the Percy Jackson Task-force. As you are one of the few "inactive" or "unknown" members still actively editing Wikipedia, I wanted to extend an invitation for you to work with me to do this. If you are no longer interested, I'd appreciate your taking the time to move your username to the "inactive" list here. And thanks for all you did before!

If you are interested, firstly I'd like to invite you to become a full member, as the requirements for membership are going to be lowered in the near future (I know they scared me away on the first try) -- or just a "supporter", if that's more your speed. I would also ask you to consider a proposal I have, which is that this task-force become the "Rick Riordan" task-force. I've suggested this because I think it would help keep the project active and also help stop some pretty widespread vandalism in articles referring to that author. My proposal in brief. I'm a relatively new Wikipedian, so I'd appreciate the advice and expertise of a more experienced user. Thanks again in advance, and feel free to contact me on my Talk page. 2ReinreB2 (talk) 02:02, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

Hey 2ReinreB2, nice to meet you! Thanks so much for taking the time to reach out. I can't say I'm interested in editing the articles under this project's scope anymore, but it will always be a special place that I will remember and support. Your proposal of making the PJTF a Rick Riordan task force is a good one. If you have any questions at all about editing, etc., or even just want to talk, hit me up here or by email. Happy reading and editing, Airplaneman 14:27, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for your prompt response! The only real question I have is about your opinion on the "Rick Riordan Task-force". What do you think about moving (renaming) the project page? Just trying to gauge the public opinion. 2ReinreB2 (talk) 17:54, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
I think renaming/repurposing the PJTF to focus more broadly on Rick Riordan is a good idea. Riordan has now gained more exposure outside of his PJTF series than when the task force was first created. Additionally, as the series ages, stops producing new content, and the focus on articles skews even more heavily into the realm of maintenance and improvement, it would be good to have more tasks focusing on new releases, tasks which can be gained by repurposing the PJTF. Basically, the PJTF looks too narrow in scope to me to really sustain itself in the long run as a consistently productive task force that will attract and maintain a solid, core base of contributors, so there is a strong case for expanding its focus to all of Riordan's works. Airplaneman 17:50, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
@Airplaneman -- Just wanted to give you a courtesy notice that I mentioned your above comment in a discussion here. 2ReinreB2 (talk) 15:59, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, 2ReinreB2 (talk · contribs)! Airplaneman 21:42, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
@Airplaneman -- We're going through with the move. Thank you for your support early on. -- 2ReinreB2 (talk) 23:58, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

Page move problem[edit]

The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish can't be moved to Fisherman and the Golden Fish. --Aero Slicer 08:01, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Hey Aero Slicer, first of all, thanks for watching out for my talk page. Secondly, Pushkin is amazing. Also, I'm not quite seeing what is preventing the page move. There don't see to be any editing restrictions on either the source or the destination pages. May I ask what the reason for the intended move is? Why should it be under the new title and not the old? Airplaneman 14:26, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

When i tried to move the page, red warnings came, "you don't have user permissions, source page and destination page name are same". I don't know why I am not allowed to move as the destination is red.

Secondly the google book search includes Golden Fish more than plain Fish.

scroll down this page

See the name



title Aero Slicer 15:38, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Cool, that makes sense. Although many of the titles have some form of the word "golden" in them, they vary in phrasing. So Deciding on what title to move it to is a bit tricky, still. It looks like the words "The tale" are very prevalent in both my own quick searches and your links above, so it's probably to keep those words in the new title. I don't know Russian so I can't reliably compare with Russian sources for title options. As for why the move is not working, I can't figure it out. I'd be happy to move the page for you once a title is decided, though. Airplaneman 17:13, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
I have found the reason why the page move was not working. I was putting the requested name in the place of reason for request. I made some mistakes in another page move and a user posted message on my talk page and complaint against me.Aero Slicer 16:26, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism[edit]

I think Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism needs administrator attention. 2602:306:3357:BA0:454B:F02:1D85:F7DF (talk) 19:51, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

Haha, it always does! As do many other things. Airplaneman 20:57, 5 August 2015 (UTC)


Thanks for taking care that. If I'd known that I was going to have so much in the way of connection problems I wouldn't have protected. I hate doing stuff and then not being able to respond. Thanks. CambridgeBayWeather (mobile) (talk) 05:22, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

No problem! I hope your internet sorts itself out. Airplaneman 14:16, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

Thant Myint-U[edit]

Dear Sir,

Grateful if you could let me know why factual corrections I made to my page were immediately reversed and why I have not been blocked from making further corrections.

There are several factual mistakes on my page. I tried to edit three last night but there were immediately changed back to the inaccurate original version. For example, I was on Sunday awarded the Fukuoka Grand Prize. The page now says that I received some sort of "Cultural Prize". (see the official Fukuoka page here:

My nationality, many other points are also incorrect on the page.

Thank you. Thant Myint-U — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:15, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

Sir, I checked out the source page you provided and you are correct that the prize name is wrong. It's a problem with article naming that went unnoticed; sorry about that. The rest of the source, however, confirms what is currently on the page. Another reliable source should be found to contradict what information is currently sourced on the page. I, for one, do not know why the Fukuoka Prize page redirects to the culture prize page. That is definitely something that should be addressed. Best, Airplaneman 14:30, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
The page can now be found at Fukuoka Prize. Cheers, Airplaneman 14:37, 11 August 2015 (UTC)


I didn't harrass anyone. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bootybae (talkcontribs) 11:37, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of Reversion Hires.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
For protecting that page. Thank you so much! DN-boards1 (talk) 14:59, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
Why thank you! Kappa Kappa Kappa Kappa Kappa Airplaneman 15:01, 11 August 2015 (UTC) FrankerZ
You seem nice. Do you use IRC or AIM? If not, what's your Twitch? (you're clearly a Twitch user). DN-boards1 (talk) 15:04, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
I stream StarCraft 2 on occasion. Would rather not post Twitch name here, but sent in email. I am not on IRC or AIM, unfortunately – just on the mainstream pleb sites like Facebook. Airplaneman 15:08, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Socratic Barnstar.png The Socratic Barnstar
For most prudent and judicious use of the word "irony". Ivanvector 🍁 (talk) 18:13, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! Airplaneman 18:35, 11 August 2015 (UTC)


Hello its nirbhao khalsa you protected the page brahman you gave a example of a hymn of guru granth sahib ji taking the shabad brahman did yu know the exact meaning ok leave just tell me which brahaman you are talking about the brahma the hindu lord or the brahman highest cast in hinduism as you written the meaning of that line as 'everything we see is menigestation of brahman' and yu also written that ik onkar is part of om of hinduism not and never ik onkar meaning that almighty god is one so remove thats i giving the proof from guru granth sahib lines that brahmanism is not acceptable in guru granth sahib say'dubida na pado har hor pujeyie made masan na jayi' its mean do not go into trouble and do not worship stones and tombs so how can you say ik onkar is part of om our religion is totally different from yours so kindy remove this section brahman in sikhism we do nor accept this or i will tell the highest authority if sikhsism akal takht and we will talk a strict action against you its be aware posting things like this and remove this section 'brahman in sikhism ' only we have no problem with this whole article... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nirbhao khalsa (talkcontribs) 21:27, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi Nirbhao. Wikipedia isn't the place to push your/your group's own point of view. An encyclopedia doesn't work like that. I'm sorry if the content of the article offends, but please don't make legal threats. I'm sorry you immediately assumed I was of a different religion than you. I don't publicize that online for a reason: it doesn't matter. What matters is reliably sourced and objective content. A key quality of learning to be a productive member of society is to recognize opposing and sometimes offensive viewpoints and learn how to coexist harmoniously and engage in constrictive dialogue with those. It's something to consider. Airplaneman 21:36, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

Try to understand man just remove that section i have gave you legal resion for removing this then why aren't you remove this section tell me — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nirbhao khalsa (talkcontribs) 21:42, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

I addressed your concerns in my previous response. Airplaneman 21:45, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

Bro its sad you are not removing you have forced me to launch a fir against this page to the highest authority of sikhism Now they will see everything i have you legal resion and proof from guru granth but you are removing its mean you are attaching the sikhism with hinduism i tell yu we our religion is totally different so Do you want me to launch a fir against this article or you can simply remove that section... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nirbhao khalsa (talkcontribs) 21:56, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

RPP Westborough, Massachusetts[edit]

Hi there, I noticed you were the admin that protected Westborough, Massachusetts, due to the vandalism by an IP spectrum we've had. We're still having problems and I fear the vandalism will start right back up once the protection ends August 18, as the vandal is still active and ready to post to this page [[2]]. Would you be able to extend the page protection by another 2 weeks, or even a month while this is sorted out? Thanks, Garchy (talk) 14:18, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Extended by 2 weeks. Cheers, Airplaneman 14:22, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Move protection?[edit]

What's with the indefinite move protection for Disney Channel (Canada) and La chaîne Disney? There was no move warring whatsoever on either page! At least make the protection expire at the same time as the other one if you don't want to remove it altogether... Mdrnpndr (talk) 07:10, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

My mistake. Thanks for pointing it out. Fixed. Airplaneman 12:30, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Please protect the 054A page and stop RovingPersonalityConstruct[edit]

"Airplaneman ", please stop RovingPersonalityConstruct from vandalizing this article. Keep kept trolling this article for over a month. Please see the above contents for reasons. He was proven wrong on many occasions yet he kept on going. His most laughable and lame excuse is to call other people's source unreliable and remove them all together, even with highly reliable source such as Jane's. He was proven wrong and made major mistake on the content's date information yet he did not even bother to explain, also. It seems that he has problem counting from 1 to 18.

Please stop him from vandalizing this article.

Thank you,

-- (talk) 12:57, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

The article was fully protected yesterday until the end of the month. Airplaneman 14:33, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Thank you Airplaneman. Could you please also protect other pages that RovingPersonalityConstruct has vandalized, such as Type 99 tank, Type 093 submarine. He removed so much sourced content that it is absurd. There are many people spend hours adding sourced materials yet he just blindly remove them all and call them "unreliable" source !

It will be much appreciated if you can revert his vandalism.

Thank you,

-- (talk) 18:35, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

It is unclear to me why the edits are vandalism. What I see is a serious edit war. Sure, one of you may be more right than the other, but trading punches is just going to bruise you both and spill blood onto the battlefield (article). Please take a break from all of the reverting! Airplaneman 01:22, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

Edit lock page: Disney La Chaîne[edit]

Can you edit the Disney La Chaîne to add a meger note with the talk here: Merger Proposal to resolve the issue at least in regards to the redirect. Spshu (talk) 16:47, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

  • Oppose this request: this page was protected for a reason. Mdrnpndr (talk) 17:00, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
    • So, oppose a request for dialogue? Airplaneman 17:14, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
      • This is not a request for dialogue. This is a blatant attempt to push through the user's preference with regards to this page. Where are this user's actual arguments (particularly comparisons with other pages)? I find particularly intriguing the phrase used to describe one of the sources: "personal professional" – quite a nonsensical oxymoron indeed, but more importantly an attempt to match a square citation with a round policy. (Also, the discussion was started on the wrong talk page.) Mdrnpndr (talk) 17:53, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
Airplaneman, I guess I should request that Disney Channel (Canada) be edited to post the merger discussion notice. How should I post at Télétoon Rétro? As that is an alternative merger candidate, but isn't the one I am proposing.
Mdrnpndr, the discussion as such is at the correct talk page per WP:merger: "Step 1: Create a discussion: This is usually done on the proposed destination page's talk page,..." Reason is at the discussion section required. But you are attempting to squash notice to any one following Disney La Chaîne to find the merger discussion. Now, who does not want it to be discussed? Who quashed further discussion at AfD about Disney XD (AU) under their previous name of User:Dogmaticeclectic improperly did a User_talk:Spshu#Non-admin_closure. How about ignoring arguments for votes to get what he wants. Now Mdrnpndr making declaration of what source are reliable when he previously stated I cannot have an opinion about notability and primary sources. Spshu (talk) 19:01, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────I don't think a merge proposal is preposterous, but let's try one thing at a time. Airplaneman 01:20, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

Hu? Merge proposal is all I am proposing at this time, which requires messages at both articles involved, which might drag in another article. I am just pointing out that Mdrnpndr likes only his judgement to matter and has done so in incorrectly closing a deletion/merge discussion by using voting instead of votes supported by guidelines. So you can see that his objections are an OWN/Gaming action. Spshu (talk) 13:47, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
I did not ignore your previous messages, so I understand what you're saying. This dispute seems to go beyond a merger proposal, which, if emphasized, could encumber other aspects of coming to a resolution. Airplaneman 15:04, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
Well, seeing as the merge discussion looks at least somewhat productive, I'll go ahead and post the proper notifications on the pages. Airplaneman 15:09, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
Well, Mdrnpndr took advantage of the fact that you did not lock Template:Corus Entertainment remove my edits that match the sources with a false claim of that it doesn't follow the source. Which returns it to a state less in line with the sources. I have embedded the sources in the template and started a discussion on the talk page. Would you please page protect the template and Corus Entertainment as he will probably start removing the source paragraph that come from the same source that are at issue at the template. Or should I ask again at RfPP? Spshu (talk) 16:12, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
Please note that page protection is not preventative. What are the false claims? Where specifically do they differ from the sources? (I'm not sure that I'm understanding what's on the template's talk page.) Airplaneman 17:15, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

RovingPersonalityConstruct is back again vandalizing other pages[edit]

Hello Airplaneman, RovingPersonalityConstruct is back again, this time he is vandalizing other page with similar behievors. Please take a look at his edits. Weishi Rockets, Type 99 tank, Shenyang WS-10. I have reverted his edits. It will be great if you could protect those pages as well.

Thank you,

-- (talk) 18:43, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

To be honest, I'm really not sure what to say, other than that the result of continued edit warring is heightened annoyance for all parties. Airplaneman 01:19, 19 August 2015 (UTC)


You protected Shit (disambiguation) with a summary "Persistent vandalism." Actually the only vandalism in 2015 was [this edit back in July.

Can you un-protect please.

All the best: Rich Farmbrough, 13:08, 19 August 2015 (UTC).

It's been done. Thanks for the note. Airplaneman 17:23, 19 August 2015 (UTC)


Subject: Knanaya

User: Cuchullain - Unhealthy edits and policing. Using widely unapproved published material to ascertain his/hers POV. Eg: Works of "Swiderski"

Action: Banning the user or Removing citations by Swiderski. Maintain NPOV on religious matter.

Why: To allow good faith edits when no properly published materials are available due to the existence of rich oral traditions. To remove and prevent peacock ideas being propagated as the voice of Wikipedia.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:41, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

@Cuchullain: Airplaneman 03:47, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, Airplaneman. I've explained the situation on the talk page in some detail. Apparently the above editor doesn't like what some of the reliable sources for the subject have to say, leading to a series of unhelpful and/or disruptive changes and edit warring.--Cúchullain t/c 13:56, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Protection request[edit]

Since we're getting into editconflicts and maybe a protection conflict, would you be willing to handle something for me? If so, see the RFPP request for Margaret Sanger and the "Re: Margaret Sanger protection" section on my talk page; I can do it, of course, but I'm not sure what the best option is. Nyttend (talk) 17:32, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

I saw it earlier today on RFPP, and haven't come to a decision that I myself like. I will definitely give it another look when I have the chance! Currently, I am leaning towards additional full protection time. Airplaneman 20:26, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Request protection[edit]

You protected page a few weeks ago for vandalism. Well, it has expired and the vandalism has returned. Please protect again. Thanks. – Illegitimate Barrister, 15:38, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Looks like it's been done by NeilN (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · page moves · rights · RfA). I'll keep an eye on it. Airplaneman 17:23, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. – Illegitimate Barrister, 18:50, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Request protection[edit]

You protected the Katherine Wentworth page a week ago for unsourced content. Well, it has expired and the same user (using a different IP) has returned. Please protect again (and also the Bobby Ewing page). Thanks.Cebr1979 (talk) 06:37, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Trying another month. Best, Airplaneman 14:27, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Droppin' work on your lap[edit]

Hey. Do you happen to know where we could find dates or a timeline for Apple hardware? A user has repeatedly changed the introduction year of the Apple Monitor II to 1977 and that info was added to Apple displays - into a statement that it was introduced years after 1980. --Kizor 22:54, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi! The user's manual was published in 1982. This site also cites the introduction date of the monitor as 1982: The Apple Monitor II was designed and released in 1982 nearly five years after the Apple II. It was purposely built to complement the Apple II. It therefore seems that both 1984 and 1977 are incorrect. Airplaneman 17:21, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

persian empire[edit]

Hello please note it: the ancient persian peoples were Achaemenid and sassanid empires. They were persian and aryan race. Medes and Parthian peoples were aryan race but were not persian. Medes established the first ancient iranian empire and Achaemenid Empire was the second ancient iranian empire and first persian empire. Parthian Empire was the third ancient iranian Empire. Parthian people were not persian but were aryan race. Sassanid empire was the forth ancient iranian empire and second Persian Empire. The ancient iranian empires were median empire, Achaemenid Empire, Parthian Empire, and sassanid empire.the ancient iranian dynastic was terminated by invasion of Arabs. Fahesh (talk) 08:26, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

Hello airplanman. I want to discuss you for page persian Empire. In page persian Empire mentioned to Parthian Empire was two persian Empire whereas ancient persian were Achaemenid and sassanid empires. Parthian people were not persian but were aryan race and established the third ancient iranian Empire after medes and Achaemenid Empires.sassanid empire was the second Persian Empire and forth ancient iranian empire. Fahesh (talk) 13:06, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

Fahesh, thanks for the note. I am assuming that you are talking about the page Persian people and the editing disputes surrounding it. Please keep in mind Wikipedia's verifiability and neutral point of view policies. I am not interested in this topic and am only involved in editing as far as trying to maintain an objective approach to presenting information related to Persian people. Best, Airplaneman 13:15, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

Hello persian Empire page in Wikipedia don't have references.please remove block for edition. I want edit persian empire with references. THANKS Fahesh (talk) 16:01, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

Please propose here what you would change and what references you would add. Unfortunately, the page has seen a so many detrimental edits that I'm not willing to unlock it until a well-founded edit proposal is made. Airplaneman 22:12, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

Indefinite semi-protection of Hong Kong[edit]

You applied indefinite semi-protection to this article in 2010. I don't think it is really necessary now. sovereign°sentinel (contribs) 09:43, 11 September 2015 (UTC)

It's been 5 years, so unprotecting will be a good experiment. The protection log is long, and I still see editing conflicts between even registered users. Let's keep an eye out for actual vandalism and if that isn't rampant, all will be well. Airplaneman 15:53, 11 September 2015 (UTC)
@SSTflyer: I've protected the article again because it's experienced nothing but vandalism since I took off protection on September 11. Best, Airplaneman 07:55, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Thank you.[edit]

Thank you for your message. Some at WikiCommons have difficulty with my ownership / copyright of image files I have uploaded. All of a sudden I have been requested to verify 75 files! That means I must write and send 75 emails. Although the work I have uploaded is my own, to write 75 emails would take me more than a month. It has taken me years writing the articles & uploading image files. Then out of nowhere comes this request that seems more like a vendetta. For that reason, I give up. I will not be brought into a fight. Nevertheless, I am grateful to you for showing concern, & kindness at this dilemma. Chaos4tu (talk) 11:08, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

I'm very sorry to hear that. Your decision is understandable. Wishing you strength, Airplaneman 04:03, 17 September 2015 (UTC)


Tournesol.png It was very nice to talk to you. There are very few users I have come across on Wikipedia who have fruitful and amicable conversation/discussion with other editors. You are one of them. I wish you lots of success and happiness. Arjann (talk)

Likewise, it was nice to talk to you, Arjann. I find copyright quite confusing, and it often takes some work to figure out what's going on. Here's to many more discussions and discoveries! Cheers, Airplaneman 21:20, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi Airplane Man. Please protect the Type 99 Article from Al Khazar who keeps vandalize the page[edit]

Please protect the page Type 99 tank from Al Khazar. I am afraid that once he returns, he will be vandalizing that page again. He keep removing other people's sourced materials and tried to push his agenda through that Type 99 is a variant of T-72. The source he used is a personal blog titled "Air Power Australia". Yet he tries to convince others that it is a reliable source regarding Chinese Army technology. Yes an "Airpower" source in his words are reliable for tanks?? There are many other sources that never state what he trying to sell. He also used many exaggerated words as well.

Never the less, I did not remove his content but moved it under the "development" section.

Please protect the page.

Thank you,

--2602:306:B8BF:C0:FDCD:4503:CE92:E0A1 (talk) 22:34, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

At first glance, this looks like a content dispute. There is no way to protect a page from only a single person. Airplaneman 05:55, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

Template:Location map USA Hawaii[edit]

I said 200+, not 2,000+. --George Ho (talk) 21:11, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

@George Ho: I assumed that the very large number of transclusions you mentioned in the protection request rationale (200+) indicated a high-risk template. I do agree that 200 is on the very small side of "very large number of pages". What motivated the template protection was: vandalism to templates is often performed from multiple auto confirmed accounts (found on the WP:HRT page). Airplaneman 21:21, 12 October 2015 (UTC)
I'm also happy to just semi-protect Template:Location map USA Hawaii, Template:Location map USA Vermont, Template:Location map USA North Dakota, and Template:Location map USA South Dakota. I just deemed template-protection better if there was to be any protection at all. Airplaneman 21:24, 12 October 2015 (UTC)
Let's see then. --George Ho (talk) 00:53, 13 October 2015 (UTC)
@George Ho:I'm not sure what you mean. Airplaneman 01:29, 13 October 2015 (UTC)
I'll rephrase: I'll back off this time, and we'll see how it goes. --George Ho (talk) 02:37, 13 October 2015 (UTC)
Cool, sounds good. Airplaneman 05:10, 13 October 2015 (UTC)
(brought here from WP:RFPP) Given that it's extremely unlikely that a template would have been (before template protection) full protected, the protection policy does strongly push us towards semi protection ("should only be used on templates whose risk factor would have otherwise warranted full protection" WP:TEMP-P). Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 13:25, 13 October 2015 (UTC)
Ah, cool – thanks for that. I'll change the protections and remember this for future actions. Best, Airplaneman 18:08, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

Causal loop - "the wrong version"[edit]

Hi, thanks for admin-protecting the article causal loop. However, you protected The Wrong Version. There was a bold edit which added many uncited examples and that edit should be reverted under the proper bold-revert-discuss cycle. Users Electricburst1996, Beardo, Super48paul, Intyre, and Rdhs100 kept restoring the uncited, example-farm-style changes, and the version without these uncited claims is the "right version". Discussed here and here. BrightRoundCircle (talk) 10:08, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

Hey BrightRoundCircle, it looks like this dispute has been slow-moving since July and picked up steam in the past day or two. I defer to WP:PREFER. Airplaneman 17:19, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

This Thursday: Women in Architecture edit-a-thon @ University of Chicago[edit]

You are invited to join the Women in Architecture edit-a-thon @ University of Chicago on October 15! (drop-in any time, 3-7pm)--Pharos (talk) 18:25, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

America's Got Talent (season 3)[edit]

Thank you for protecting America's Got Talent (season 3). The vandalism should cease at least for now. EODos21 (talk) 05:15, 15 October 2015 (UTC)

No problem – and thank you for watching out for vandalism! Cheers, Airplaneman 22:38, 15 October 2015 (UTC)

Bio Recovery Corporation[edit]

You previously protected Bio Recovery Corporation. After the protection expired there's been more vandalism by IPs removing negative information on the company (e.g., here: [3]). Might need to protect it again. Also should point out that there was a sockpuppet investigation previously into accounts editing the page, perhaps these IPs are related: FuriouslySerene (talk) 18:54, 25 October 2015 (UTC)

@FuriouslySerene: I've semi-protected it for a month. Best, Airplaneman 20:52, 25 October 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! FuriouslySerene (talk) 23:35, 25 October 2015 (UTC)

Scott Walker[edit]

Renew PC? --George Ho (talk) 00:24, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

@George Ho: I say no; he suspended his campaign on September 21, and there hasn't been an undone edit for 4 weeks. Let's have the PC run its course and let the article be. Airplaneman 01:05, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:47, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

NASCAR standards proposal[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:2015_NASCAR_Sprint_Cup_Series#Broadcast_networks_tables. Thanks. – Nascar1996 (talkcont) 01:38, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

MS Publisher[edit]

I think you forgot to remove the semi when I said about this pending changes thing. Qwertyxp2000 (talk | contribs) 08:11, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

That's right; thanks for catching that. It's off now. Best, Airplaneman 15:58, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

Hi Airplaneman, could you please semi protect this page List of wars involving the People's Republic of China from continuous distributive editing[edit]

This is the page: List of wars involving the People's Republic of China, someone keeps removing sourced contents and adding basis and untrue information.

Thank you.

--2602:306:B8BF:C0:21E6:AA82:58CD:3DC6 (talk) 04:49, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

--2602:306:B8BF:C0:21E6:AA82:58CD:3DC6 (talk) 04:49, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

Maddie Ziegler[edit]

Hello! You previously protected this page. Since the semi-protect expired, it has been getting a high amount of vandalism. Could you please restore the semi-protect due to persistent vandalism? Thanks for your help! -- Ssilvers (talk) 05:09, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Hey Ssilvers, thanks for the note. It seems that Mark Arsten already got to it – thanks, Mark. Happy new year and happy editing to you both. Airplaneman 17:29, 1 January 2016 (UTC)


Savvyjack23 (talk) 07:41, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, Jack! Wishing you a :) :) 2016 as well. Happy editing, Airplaneman 17:27, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

A Favor[edit]

In November, you semi-protected List of Ice Age characters as per a request to stop an anonymous vandal obsessed with inserting original research (and edit-warring to protect its OR). Would it be possible if I could ask you to protect List of Ice Age characters again because that same vandal as returned? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Apokryltaros (talkcontribs) 05:54, 6 February 2016

It's done. Cheers, Airplaneman 05:26, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

Edit-a-thon at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago![edit]

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Come join us on Saturday, March 5th between 12PM - 5PM for the Art+Feminism 2016 edit-a-thon at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago! We'll be focusing our efforts on women involved in the arts, and a list of articles for artists in Chicago and the U.S. Midwest has been compiled at the project page. The event is free, but only if you register at the project page ahead of time. I'll be there, and I hope to see you there too! I JethroBT (talk) 06:31, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

The Rain song[edit]

Seems the IP created an account and is now harassing my talk page, any chance of blocking that user or semi my talk ? Thanx, Mlpearc (open channel) 20:10, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

Sorry, I didn't see it until it died down. Let me know if you continue having trouble. Airplaneman 16:05, 15 March 2016 (UTC)
No problem, seems they've gained a mentor so all's well for now. Thanx, Mlpearc (open channel) 16:13, 15 March 2016 (UTC)

Jackky Bhagnani[edit]

Dear Airplaneman,

I'm writing on behalf of Actor/Producer Jackky Bhagnani. Our company, CA MEDIA represents the actor and all his Media Management.

For the last 4 days, we have been constantly editing his Wikipedia page and have now also added reference articles, citations for all his career + award related information.

Request you to please assist in helping us maintain the same.

Warm Regards,

Hardik Katira Sr. Manager - Artist Alliance CA Media (India) Digital Pvt. Ltd.


Bavisimegha (talk) 10:28, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

Hardik, thank you for your note. It seems like you have a strong conflict of interest in this topic. I'd like to point you towards Wikipedia's Conflict of Interest policy, where conflict of interest "editing is strongly discouraged. It undermines the public's confidence in Wikipedia, and risks causing public embarrassment to the individuals being promoted." I urge you to read the policy page for yourself to see why Jackky's publicity team is discouraged from directly editing his page. Please see the paid editing guideline for more information. Thank you for taking the time to contribute to the improvement of the encyclopedia. All the best, Airplaneman 19:56, 19 March 2016 (UTC)

Can you protect my User page?[edit]

Can you protect my User page with Semi Protection that is permanent? I can't do it with my computer because it won't allow me to send a request on the normal page for requesting protection for pages. Also it's to prevent any possible vandals from editing my user page. Thanks! DatNuttyWikipedian (talk) 00:53, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

@DatNuttyWikipedian: so sorry I didn't get back sooner; seems like Acdixon (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · page moves · rights · RfA) has taken care of it. Happy summer (hope you're all better from heat stroke), Airplaneman 19:35, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

Request to be emailed content from the recently deleted article: Fred Joyal[edit]

Hi Airplaneman -

Wonder if you could help me. I'm trying to find the content from the recently deleted article: Fred Joyal. Any help would be appreciated. Not sure if you have access to may email address. If no, it's Thanks in advance.


Towens149 (talk) 00:11, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

Hey Towens149, sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. I have been busy in real life and hadn't checked my talk page for a while. Interestingly, this site seems to hold the content you're looking for.
Some notes to myself, so I don't have to go digging again if I ever need to: Fred Joyal was created by Aalkenni (talk · contribs). Deletion discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Fred Joyal.
Airplaneman 19:28, 23 June 2016 (UTC)


nice move— Preceding unsigned comment added by Cybersister27 (talkcontribs) 16:32, 2 April 2015

I am new editor please help[edit]

Sir i want to create an articleSecrets of universe,Can i start this article,i am requeting you please guide me (Agoodboyfrom (talk) 04:01, 10 April 2016 (UTC))

Kids Off The Block[edit]

Thanks for the warm welcome and feedback on my entry, Airplaneman. Diane Latiker is a true inspiration. Appreciated the helpful links as well. Cheers 2602:306:8B68:770:6432:2E0A:400E:789E (talk) 03:07, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

My pleasure. I hope you stick around! Airplaneman 18:57, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

Continuous edit warring and distributive edit on Sino-Vietnamese War page by Spartacus[edit]


Spartacus! keeps vandalizing the Sino-Vietnamese War page.

I have refuted him in the talk section but he just does not get it! He provided a economy article with a 1 page blurry picture to support his claims. I have added solely war dedicated article, yet he keeps on trolling and vandalizing them.

Please block him and protect the page.

Thank you,

-- (talk) 14:38, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

Refer to here. Airplaneman 16:55, 25 July 2016 (UTC)