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Draft articles[edit]


To do[edit]

Anyone else - feel free to work on these - Alison 21:45, 28 February 2014 (UTC)


Hi Alison. You've helped me on occasion in the past with oversight issues and tracking down block evaders and I really appreciate it. I have a completely different issue now. I'm being harassed through a subtle form of outing. I'd like to discuss it with an admin offline. How do I go about doing this? Should I submit an OTRS ticket? Thanks in advance. --Dr. Fleischman (talk) 06:29, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

  • Hi there. If it's privacy-related, can you email me, please? We can take this off-line - Alison 07:08, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
It is privacy-related but impatience got the best of me so I submitted an OTRS ticket yesterday. I'll e-mail you if I need any additional help. --Dr. Fleischman (talk) 16:21, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
Oh, okay. Sorry about the delay in replying. My new job has me very busy these days and I'm not on WP for nearly as much as I used to be. Hope OTRS folks can help you out :) - Alison 18:30, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
Ha, no need to apologize. --Dr. Fleischman (talk) 18:37, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
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Two more for deletion[edit]

Regarding certain articles you deleted recently, there are two more that remain [1] [2]. They should be gone for the same reason, unless I'm missing something.Legitimus (talk) 12:38, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

  • Thanks, yep. They're just really odd POV-forks. Deleted now - Alison 22:20, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Frankie Grande[edit]

Hi, Alison. You protected this page some weeks ago, but the protection has expired. Because the TV show Big Brother is concluding this week, would you kindly extend the page protection through this weekend? After that, we should be ok. Thanks! -- Ssilvers (talk) 15:52, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Ok, Yes check.svg Done - Alison 17:16, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! -- Ssilvers (talk) 17:56, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
Sadly, the article was just vandalized again by the same editor. What do you think we should do? -- Ssilvers (talk) 21:09, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know. I've actually gone ahead and suppressed that edit, per policy. Not okay at all! - Alison 23:15, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
Sorry for butting in here uninvited, but I am watching "Franke Grande" and saw the edit Ssilvers brought to your attention. Thank you for suppressing it. Regarding the editor in question, they have been blocked before for edit warring, in addition to being warned numerous other times regarding their edits on that particular page. I am all for everyone getting a second chance and am really trying to hard to keep assuming good faith. Honest mistakes are fine because we all make them. Even occasionally intentionally mean-spirited stuff can be overlooked and ignored as long as they are acknowledged and not repeated. This particular editor, however, still does seem to get that such edits/behavior is simply not appropriate for Wikipedia. I don't want to sound like a fuddy-duddy, but this kind of stuff, in my opinion, shows a serious lack of maturity and I am not sure how much rope this person needs to keep being given. - Marchjuly (talk) 00:46, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Re: Ello (social network)[edit]

Hey. Thanks for the move/merge. :-) I must say, I'm a bit dismayed by the apparent cultural acidity toward new articles (or perhaps toward old users) around here these days... it's giving me plenty to think on, in any case. Hope you're well. --MZMcBride (talk) 16:21, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

P.S. commons:File:Emails.jpg in your edit notice is super-cute!


Thanks for your edit to Weev. I was unsure about the reliable source policy. Would it be possible to link to the article without making any assertions as to its content? Hebrew Warrior (talk) 02:25, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

  • Hi there. Not really, per WP:ELBLP and per WP:BLP as it could be considered quite disparaging. You'd need some pretty hardcore, reliable sources before you can brand a living person as a neo-nazi - Alison 02:27, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Halloween cheer![edit]

Clarification motion[edit]

A case (The Troubles) in which you were involved has been modified by motion which changed the wording of the discretionary sanctions section to clarify that the scope applies to pages, not just articles. For the arbitration committee --S Philbrick(Talk) 21:04, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

User talk:Amanda Smalls[edit]

Hi Alison would you mind reviewing the block of this user? I know you have check-user status and am hoping for a closure of this case. Backround: Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/IncidentArchive860#Questionable user identity Thanks! - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 20:58, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

Ah, typical drunken Irish bitch. If you even are a bitch. You might even be a man, or an...intersexual thing.[edit]

The Irish are anti-Semites who side with the Arabian imperialists in order steal the Jewish homeland. You scum recognize the fake "State of Palestine," an illegal Arabian colonial entity on Jewish land.

  • It's really hard to care, Jeremy. I've largely moved on from Wikipedia & shite like this doesn't bother me. I couldn't even be bothered reverting it, to be honest. You - you, on the other hand, are still here after almost a decade of wasting your time lookup up proxies. Your fail is writ large on Wikipedia - it truly is. Grow the fuck up and move on already. Noone cares any more - Alison 08:20, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
  • You know very little about Jewish life in Ireland, BTW, which is kinda sad given you and your mom claim to be Jewish. Sixth president of Israel?, Gerald Goldberg? etc etc. Ireland has a rich, Jewish heritage - Alison 08:24, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
    • Yeah, a rich, Jewish heritage. Annals of Inisfallen, 1079: "Five Jews came from over sea with gifts to Toirdelbach, and they were sent back again over sea." There's the rich medieval Jewish history of Ireland. By the seventeenth century, there were a few Jews living in Dublin, with a single synagogue. Since 1891, the number of Jews in Ireland has always been fewer than 4,000. Then we get the Limerick pogrom—oops, ahem, "boycott"—and non-intervention during World War II and indifference to the Holocaust. Post-war, Jewish groups had great difficulty in getting refugee status for Jewish children, whilst at the same time, a plan to bring over four hundred Catholic children from the Rhineland encountered no difficulties.[33] The Department of Justice explained in 1948 that: "It has always been the policy of the Minister for Justice to restrict the admission of Jewish aliens, for the reason that any substantial increase in our Jewish population might give rise to an anti-Semitic problem." Oh, and that Israeli president you mentioned? "On July 18, 2014, a window of the synagogue in north Belfast was smashed. The day after, the replacement window was smashed too.[46] Less than a month later, a house in the city with a plaque honoring former Israeli president on it was targeted by anti-Israel protesters who threw items on the house, scrawled racist graffiti and tried to take down the plaque with a crowbar. Eventually it was removed by the community out of concern to the residents living in neighboring houses.[47]" And you people seem to have problem with accepting Muslim "refugees"—hordes of them. And allowing the powerful Islamist lobby to influence Irish foreign policy, such as calling Israel "racist and apartheid" and recognizing a fake Arabian settler-colonist entity called "State of Palestine" that is illegally occupying Judea and Samaria.[3]
      • Awesome. Can you get some sources other than Wikipedia, y'know? How many Jewish Lord Mayors of Dublin have there been? Why don't you run along and tell me then - Alison 03:24, 12 November 2014 (UTC)


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Thank you fr yr endless patience, Allison! Yr help with everything is much appreciated. And good luck in yr new job - don't work too hard! jxm (talk) 17:29, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

Infringement of athlete's page[edit]

Hi Alison would you mind blocking a user from accessing one of my clients page? User: 2001:18E8:3:10B1:5114:4D26:78BF:915F vandalized the page Emmanuel Adewole on 4 September. I have gone ahead and edited the page, but would like to prevent him or any other user from making changes to the page without consent. I know you have check-user status and am hoping for your help in dealing with this case. Thanks

Infringement of athlete's page 13:52, 4 September 2014 (diff | hist) . . (+77)‎ . . Emmanuel Adewole ‎ (→‎Playing career) 13:51, 4 September 2014 (diff | hist) . . (+355)‎ . . Emmanuel Adewole ‎ (→‎Personal life) 13:47, 4 September 2014 (diff | hist) . . (+135)‎ . . Emmanuel Adewole ‎ (→‎Style of Play) 13:43, 4 September 2014 (diff | hist) . . (+162)‎ . . Emmanuel Adewole ‎ (→‎Playing career)

Wonder6490 (talkcontribs) has made few or no other edits outside this topic. The preceding unsigned comment was added at 19:35, 17 November 2014‎ (UTC).

Rev/Del question[edit]

Hello Alison. I hope that you are well. I came upon the edits by this person today and I am wondering if they meet the criteria for rev/del. While they are more adolescent nonsense then a specific attack I am thinking that they do bump up against WP:BLP. Thanks for your time and enjoy your weekend. MarnetteD|Talk 21:02, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

  • Hi MarnetteD. Thanks for the note. You're absolutely right as those edits are WP:BLP violations and come under WP:RD2, for revision-deletion. I've gone ahead and rev/del'd them now. Thanks for letting me know, and thank you for keeping watch over BLPs! :) - Alison 21:14, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
You are most welcome. I always appreciate your checking on these and filling me in on what qualifies (and what doesn't) for r/d. Thanks again. MarnetteD|Talk 21:37, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

Julia Allison[edit]

Can you unprotect Julia Allison? It's been over five years since you applied semi-protection. She has a much lower media profile now and the concerns about vandalism are probably long-gone by now. Little Professor (talk) 14:29, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

  • Sounds reasonable - Yes check.svg Done - Alison 05:39, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Christina Hoff Sommers[edit]

Hi Alison it's the former User:Sticky Parkin aka wikiwhistle.:) Could you have a look at the talk page and article Christina Hoff Sommers ? People seem to have forgotten the work you and others had started to do on BLP subjects years ago! Seen some appalling sneaky besmirching POV pushing on several articles, unfortunately by lefties/feminists.SatansFeminist (talk) 19:24, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

of interest[edit]

This discussion may interest you. And the current moves on the Circumcision talk page.--— ⦿⨦⨀Tumadoireacht Talk/Stalk 12:56, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

  • Ugh :( I have very strong opinions on this subject matter and can say straight up that cutting the genitalia of any infant without a very clear and immediate medical reason, is an act of violence. As an admin, I don't think I can stay neutral on a topic like this, so you should probably look for someone else. I might as well point this out from the get-go - Alison 19:45, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
  • And I've read the CDC's position yesterday, and its various spins in newspapers here and there, and I don't buy that either. Nope - Alison 19:46, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Straw Poll[edit]

There is a straw poll that may interest you regarding the proper use of "Religion =" in infoboxes of atheists.

The straw poll is at Template talk:Infobox person#Straw poll.

--Guy Macon (talk) 09:20, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

MRKH Photo[edit]

Hi Alison - not sure the best way to get your attention. I'm writing about the MRKH page. The photo that is posted is not the best photo that "shows" the syndrome. In fact, if a newly diagnosed child types in "MRKH" into the website and this photo appears it can be rather scary (and offensive) to see especially to a vulnerable child. I would ask that you please remove the photo and replace it with another one that is more tactful for the internet. I would appreciate your support in removing the photo (on behalf of all the women and children with this syndrome). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lucky978 (talkcontribs) 13:39, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

WP:DENY and WP:RBI[edit]

I always cringe a bit when I see people insulting vandals/bad faith users in edit summaries. They strive for a reaction and you losing your cool is exactly what they want. Reverting and semi protecting talk? Yes. Insulting the bad faith editor with words like 'douchebaggery' or 'hypocrity'? No. It's not anything against you, just that I'd rather administrators be setting the example. Revert, blocking and ignoring them (WP:RBI) is what I advocate for. Tutelary (talk) 02:46, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

  • Cringe away. Same guy has been doing this since 2007 and has never slowed down. I'm largely done with here these days, and RBI doesn't work on some folks. 8 years an admin at this stage and getting tired ... - Alison 02:52, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

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Sabrina Erdely[edit]

Happy to lend a hand with this article, it popped up on the Special:PendingChanges list and that edit looked fairly suspicious so I reverted it immediately. BTW, interesting drafts you're working on. --Scalhotrod (Talk) ☮ღ☺ 07:22, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Article "Doye Agama" - Now Speedily Deleted - Request for Copy[edit]

Hello Alison. I see you are listed as an editor willing to consider providing copies of deleted articles. Could you please provide me with copy of the deleted article "Doye Agama", so that I can work on it with a view to making it acceptable. I regret the article has been judged unsatisfactory, and deleted. Archbishop Agama is certainly notable, in various ways, being (for just one example) the current moderator of the Forum of Churches Together in England. Thank you. -- User:Diakonias 17 Dec 2014 — Preceding undated comment added 02:49, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

  • Yes check.svg Done - I just started looking into this, and discovered that Jimfbleak beat me to it :) - Alison 01:25, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Shona Bhliain Nua[edit]

Shona Bhliain Nua (2015). Quis separabit? 03:33, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Míle Maith agat, a Robáird. And Happy New Year to you, too! :) - Alison 18:20, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Userfy request for deleted page LGBT+ Liberal Democrats[edit]

Hi, Could you userfy the deleted page LGBT+ Liberal Democrats for me please? Many thanks! ~Excesses~ (talk) 22:48, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Another possible Rev/Del[edit]

Hello Alison and a belated Happy New Year to you. I hope you are well!. This post and edit summary are an attack on one of our long term editors. I think they might be rev/del worthy. It is possible that another admin might get to them before you do but I thought I'd ask just in case. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 05:51, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Thanks, MarnetteD, and Happy New Year to you, too :) You're absolutely right, of course - I've gone ahead and RevDel'd them - Alison 05:53, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
And many thanks to you for the quick response and action. MarnetteD|Talk 05:55, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

Yet another[edit]

Well I don't usually get to say hello again so quickly. Another long term editor is getting bombarded with person attacks by an IP. One of them was rev/del on Jan 15 but I can't seem to find which admin performed that task so I thought I would as you to take a look at things. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 20:17, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

Looks like it got taken care of while I was typing this. Still I did get to leave another Orange thing for ya :-) MarnetteD|Talk 20:18, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

Amazon Eve[edit]

I'm confused about your argument. You said that WP:BIRTHNAME doesn't say anything about including the birth name in the lead...except for where it does. In the "First mention" section, it says "In some cases, subjects have legally changed their names at some point after birth. In these cases the birth name should be given as well:", such as in this case. It then gives a specific set up example: "William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19, 1946) ..." Does that not look exactly like the edit I made to Amazon Eve's page?

As for MOS:IDENTITY, I don't see how this relates to my edit. I didn't change "actress" to "actor", and I'm not trying to imply that she isn't a woman in the slightest. I'm merely stating what her birth name was in the lead, as BIRTHNAME recommends.

I don't want to edit war with you, but I'm having serious trouble seeing where your arguments are coming from, so I wanted to talk to you about it and try to get a clearer explanation. Conversations through edit summaries isn't the most useful, after all :P Sock (tock talk) 13:03, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

  • It's pretty poor practice, for one. It's already in the infobox, so it's already on the page. Putting it in the lede, as you did is just undue weight. In this instance, your Bill Clinton example is a pretty poor analogy. And you've been doing this repeatedly for a long number of months now, always returning to re-add it. That's just ... odd - Alison 05:51, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
I was unaware that I'd done it frequently, I only recall doing it twice. I'm not trying to belittle Erika's gender or anything like that (seriously, she's awesome), I was just trying to unify how these articles are frequently presented. I don't see how the Clinton analogy is poor, but the same case goes for The Wachowskis, which discusses Lana (previously Larry) Wachowski. As you can see, I've stopped adding it, I just fail to see how I was causing any problems. Sorry if I've offended you or violated policy! Sock (tock talk) 17:41, 12 February 2015 (UTC)


Hello, Alison. Please check your email – you've got mail!
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  • Hi there. Can you resend - I never got it! :/ - Alison 02:28, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
Hi Allie. I don't trust my email client enough to try resending (I've got to get something better - this one won't even allow me to send a copy to myself through wiki-mail). I just wanted to see what you thought of this acct I found: User:Is Daniel Brandt Here Today? INeverCry 08:38, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]


For doing such a wonderful job as an editor and a person, and for putting up with so much bullshit. Hello there.

Azure Anteater (talk) 03:28, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Thank you!! That's very kind :) - Alison 06:59, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Userfying deleted page[edit]

Hi Alison,

I'm quite keen to get a copy of the deleted page Horowhenua Library Trust. Thanks heaps, Haminoon (talk) 07:02, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks Alison! You're a star! Haminoon (talk) 08:13, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Your administrator and bureaucrat status on the Manx Wikipedia[edit]

Hello. A policy regarding the removal of "advanced rights" (administrator, bureaucrat, etc.) was adopted by community consensus in 2013. According to this policy, the stewards are reviewing activity on wikis with no inactivity policy.

You meet the inactivity criteria (no edits and no log actions for 2 years) on the wiki listed above. Since that wiki does not have its own rights review process, the global one applies.

If you want to keep your rights, you should inform the community of the wiki about the fact that the stewards have sent you this information about your inactivity. If the community has a discussion about it and then wants you to keep your rights, please contact the stewards at m:Stewards' noticeboard, and link to the discussion of the local community, where they express their wish to continue to maintain the rights.

If you wish to resign your rights, you can reply here or request removal of your rights on Meta.

If there is no response at all after approximately one month, stewards will proceed to remove your administrator and/or bureaucrat rights. In ambiguous cases, stewards will evaluate the responses and will refer a decision back to the local community for their comment and review. If you have any questions, please contact the stewards. Rschen7754 05:30, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Translation request[edit]

Hi, Alison :) A while back you helped with translation for single-user login finalization. Could you take some time to review the two messages that will be sent of affected community members soon? The pages are here and here. Thank you for your time, happy editing to you. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 22:08, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Looks like we have another one[edit]

Hello A. This looks ready for a rev/del. In fact it looks like all of the now blocked Tude 57 (talk · contribs) edits are problematic. I've seen your notes to others that you don't edit as much as you used to so if you would like me to take this somewhere else just let me know. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 00:59, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Ergh - socking! I've blocked another account or two. Thanks for letting me know! - Alison 01:07, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
You are welcome and thanks for dealing with those smelly socks. Most of Tude's edits were variations on this as they look to be BLP violations are they eligible for r/d as well? Enjoy the rest of your weekend. MarnetteD|Talk 01:19, 8 February 2015 (UTC)


Have you heard of the Kaffeeklatsch? It is a test area for women to hear and support each other. The idea came about as a result of a discussion at meta regarding my IdeaLab proposal (yet open) for WikiProject Women.

Now that the klatsch has survived an MfD and WMF legal has said that it does not violate the non discrimination policy,[4] I am looking for women editors who might like to join.

Although I have started a couple of discussions, they are not urgent. For now, the "Please introduce yourself" discussion is more important! I want to take it slow at first and build a small group before trying to address heavy topics or come up with big goals. For now, the klatsch is there as a sort of refuge. I hope you will consider joining, and invite other women editors, too, if you wish. Lightbreather (talk) 21:37, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

BLP violation?[edit]

Hello, Alison,

There was a notice on Bruce Jenner's entry in this week's Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2015-02-11/Traffic report and User:Serendipodous/Top25 that he is transgender. I've left a note on Serendipodous's talk page to remove this since he maintains those pages but I haven't received a response. Should I just remove this myself? Thanks for your help. Liz Read! Talk! 16:38, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Oh - you're absolutely right. It's a serious BLP issue, it's absolutely unsourced and just basically, tabloid gossip. As you know WP:BLP doesn't just apply to article pages, so I've gone ahead and removed them and RevDel'd the entries. Thanks for letting me know! :) - Alison 17:35, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, Alison. Serendipodous does such an awesome job maintaining these pages that I was reluctant to edit them myself. I was uncertain if it was a BLP violation and then I went to Talk:Bruce Jenner and, wow!, it is such a controversial topic, like Chelsea Manning. I appreciate you getting to this so quickly. Liz Read! Talk! 19:40, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
Hi Liz! Thanks for the followup :) I don't like to step on anyone's toes either, but this one was pretty egregious. I understand that Serendipodous meant well, and that this one fell through the cracks. The way with the Jenner case is that folks are saying his LGBT status is a kinda "big, open secret" at this stage, which it may well be. Unfortunately, all of this is sourced to one speculative magazine article, plus whispers and comments from others, along with people making pointed comments about his appearance. In short, we don't have a WP:RS for anything about his orientation or identity. And until we do, it should be kept out. Especially when it comes to LGBT issues, this can have a serious impact on a person's life, and sometimes, their safety. We need to be super-careful. The same happened with Tim Cook. Everyone knew he was gay (especially us 'insiders' :) ) but there was no reliable source to confirm that until Tim actually outed himself in a recent interview. Then the floodgates open and his article was update, which is the way it should be, really - Alison 19:55, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
Alison, luckily, Bruce Jenner fell out of the Top 10 reported on the Signpost but he still appears on Wikipedia:Top 25 Report at #12 with an explanation that is a dig at WP:BLP. I don't want to be humorless but I think it's also an oblique way of saying that there is something scandalous about Jenner's life. What do you think? Liz Read! Talk! 17:30, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Prader scale has been accepted[edit]

Prader scale, which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created.

You are more than welcome to continue making quality contributions to Wikipedia. Note that because you are a logged-in user, you can create articles yourself, and don't have to post a request. However, you may continue submitting work to Articles for Creation if you prefer.

Thank you for helping improve Wikipedia!

Kevin Rutherford (talk) 21:04, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Kallmann syndrome[edit]

Hello, I think you did some editing on the Kallmann syndrome page today and reverted some apparent vandalism.

I watch the page carefully as I have provided a fair amount of content for the page and was a bit concerned when a couple of edits happened recently. Thank you for keeping an eye on the page. I hope we do not get a recurrence of that sort of vandalism.

Thank you. Neilsmith38 (talk) 21:53, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Thanks! There were some RL names added to the article, just vandalism. I revision-deleted them, just to be certain! Thanks for keeping a close watch on the article :) - Alison 00:05, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Valentine Greets!!![edit]

Wikilove2 new.png Valentine Greets!!!

Hello Alison, love is the language of hearts and is the feeling that joins two souls and brings two hearts together in a bond. Taking love to the level of Wikipedia, spread the WikiLove by wishing each other Happy Valentine's Day, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person.
Sending you a heartfelt and warm love on the eve,
Happy editing,
Jonas Vinther (speak to me!) 22:15, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Spread the love by adding {{subst:Valentine Greetings}} to other user talk pages.

Breda O'Brien, 3RR/edit warring[edit]

Hi Alison, you've been mentioned Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Edit_warring#User:Collect_reported_by_User:Nomoskedasticity_.28Result:_.29. So was I, found it by accident. BastunĖġáḍβáś₮ŭŃ! 12:59, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

NHSBSA Draft copy of article recently deleted[edit]

Hello, I'm trying to update the wiki page for the NHS Business Services Authority. At the moment it is wrong, incorrrect, out of date. I realise that all my changes have been deleted and reverted back to the factually incorrect version of the site. Please can I have a copy of the full amends I made yesterday that were deleted? Thanks

possible oversight needed[edit]

Hi Alison: Would you please have a look at the recent vandalism to Fly Young Red, and oversight anything that would require such an action? Thanks in advance. Eddymason (talk) 07:00, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Yep - you're absolutely right. I've suppressed those edits and blocked the IP for two weeks. I'll also prot the article for a bit - Alison 07:16, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Thanks, you're the best. :) Eddymason (talk) 08:46, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

CheckUser request[edit]

Hi, Alison. I wonder whether you would be willing to do a checkuser for me. At User talk:Mr Rapano there is a request for an unblock of a proxy block on the IP address, which was blocked as an open proxy by ProcseeBot on 6 March 2014, a you can see at Special:Contributions/ Searches on the internet confirm that the IP address was at that time in use as an open proxy server and a source of spam, but I am unable to find any evidence whatever that it is still doing either of those. Certainly, repeated attempts to connect to the proxy have all failed. In fact, it seems to me almost certain that it is no longer an o[pen proxy, and it should be unblocked. However, perhaps you could have a CheckUser look and see whether there is any evidence I can't see which would make unblocking unwise. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 14:32, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Hi @JamesBWatson:. I took a look behind the IP and everything looks okay. I'd say go ahead and unblock, or at least maybe drop it down to just a softblock. Thanks for following up with this editor :) - Alison 14:40, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks a lot. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 14:50, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

New User Needs Help =[edit]

Hi. I don't know the processes very well. I had an assignment to keep up with wiki page for school and began. I first chose something non-controversial and it was asked that I try something with more depth. Thus, I edited Vaccine controversies. After almost making the mistake of an edit war, I went to the talk page.

I expected some back and forth, however one particular user AndyTheGrump appears overtly disruptive. He had content deleted from the commons despite the permissions being given, he deleted 12,000+comments that disagree with his point of view as 'archive', I think. Well, just look at the talk history and read my talk page. If he is correct, he is certainly not providing clear explanations nor being polite. Will you please advise?

Thank YouDcrsmama (talk) 12:31, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

I'd advise looking at the edits in question, which improperly removed posts by other contributors - the archiveng had been done by a bot. I have repeatedly pointed this out to Dcrsmama, who seems however to fail to comprehend why this is improper. As for the file uploaded to commons, it was speedy deleted as a copyright violation, since Dcrsmama had misleadingly stated that the image was public domain, - the supposed source for this statement said nothing of the sort. Dcrsmama is a WP:SPA clearly intent on pushing a fringe view regarding the vaccine controversy article, and who's response when policy has been explained has been to ignore such comment, and carry on regardless. Frankly, I can see no reason why Wikipedia would need such a contributor. AndyTheGrump (talk) 12:59, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
I had just told AndyTheGrump about the bot edits. this is the first he mentions the bot. Otherwise, he speaks for himself. Commons will make the decision on the copyright. As he well knows, I have published now three times the link to where the creators give permission to use their work. Vaccine reform may be a less vocal group, but not a fringe group. Otherwise, he speaks for himself.Dcrsmama (talk) 13:25, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
Commons has already deleted the image as a copyright violation. Nowhere on the page that Dcrsmama linked there did the words 'public domain' appear, and nothing on the page could be interpreted as a statement that they were releasing their own self-created content into the public domain. Though frankly this is a non-issue anyway, since a graph from a partisan source like is clearly unacceptable in a medical article per WP:RS.
Incidentally, I'm unsure why Dcrsmama chose this page to raise these issues - there doesn't seem to have been any prior interaction? AndyTheGrump (talk) 13:35, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

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  • Thank you both. I actually went ahead and suppressed that as there's no real reliable source for that (just one obit isn't enough). It's potentially damaging and we shouldn't really go there, IMO - Alison 20:01, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Request for undeletion: Speaker Knockerz[edit]

Hi Alison. I am requesting your attention over at WP:Requests for undeletion because of an article that was speedily deleted twice, uncontroversially. The account(s) used to create the article were subsequently blocked indefinitely. The arguably notable subject was then moved to a draft space a few days ago after a discussion, and I even added his label, Talibandz Entertainment. However, the rest of the content still has not been restored for submission as promised. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks (talk) 14:49, 14 March 2015 (UTC)


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Hello Alison. This edit seems questionable to my eye so I thought I would check with you. Have a nice weekend or week ahead depending on when you see this :-) Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 22:12, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi, @MarnetteD:, you're absolutely right. In this case, I suppressed it as being borderline libelous. Thanks for keeping a watch out & have a great weekend, too :) - Alison 23:45, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
As ever thanks for checking on this. It is much appreciated. MarnetteD|Talk 01:30, 11 April 2015 (UTC)


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I recently contacted about a recent WP:Child protection matter (see here), and I've emailed you with details. Turns out that the WP:WMF will be handling all future WP:Child protection matters, and so I had to email with details. The WP:Child protection policy will need updating "once all the new arrangements are finalised" with regard to the WP:WMF handling WP:Child protection and other matters. I'm not sure about the change, as it feels like WP:ArbCom (for example, you and AGK) acted quicker on these matters and have significantly more experience with them. Anyway, if you have the same email address you had when we used to exchange emails, you should have the aforementioned details. Flyer22 (talk) 23:06, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

A Voice for Men[edit]

The only registered editor who violated 3RR has now been blocked. Can I suggest putting the article on semi-protection? Nomoskedasticity (talk) 14:15, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

  • I'd rather not, actually, as it's due to expire in just over a day and it appears to have precipitated a genuine collaboration / compromise on the talk page. Any admin can undo, however - I don't mind - Alison 00:00, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Photo problem[edit]

Hi. At File:Joy.jpg on Commons it looks like someone has uploaded a completely different photo in place of the original photo. I saw there was a revert link so I tried that, but it hasn't worked and it still shows the new photo. I saw your name in the history, so I wondered if you could help to fix it? Mr Potto (talk) 15:51, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Also, when I tried to name the person in the photo, an edit filter prevented my edit. Any idea why that is? Mr Potto (talk) 15:53, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
Actually, my change seems to have finally worked after a few refreshes. Mr Potto (talk) 15:59, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) The image looks fine now, so your edits worked. ww2censor (talk) 19:06, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
Ah, great, thanks. It's good to know it looks fine for others too now. Mr Potto (talk) 19:42, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

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Can you do a check user on "Fundarise" and "GorgeCustersSabre" Wbclx (talk) 13:05, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

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Caleb Hannan[edit]

I had to remove the blp prod from Caleb Hannan-the article has references so it is ineligible. If you think it should be deleted use a normal prod or a afd instead, thank you. Wgolf (talk) 02:22, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

  • Thanks! Strictly speaking, it could be a BLP PROD, as it's basically a BLP1E and hatchet-job, rolled into one. And I see that he's been largely out of work since the last incident. I'll go ahead and AfD it instead - Alison 02:24, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

My history[edit]

I was reading my talk page from when I first joined Wikipedia, and I don't know how you put up with me for so long before you finally did indef block me. I'm happy I've made the most of my "second" chance. TrueCRaysball | #RaysUp (aka Hornetman) 12:07, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

Happy week end!!![edit]

Hi, dearest Allison, hw are you?

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Thanks a lot for your precious help and have a nice week end!!!

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Hi Alison, not sure if you have the buttons or if its even possible, but a friend wants an old account unlocked - [5]. No dodgy business; the alt account name gives hint at whats going on. PS, 20 degrees in Cork; raining in Dublin, hurra! Ceoil (talk) 09:05, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

Issue with Robert / / "Quis separabit?"[edit]

Hi There Alison,

There's a discussion about user (Robert) aka (signature) "Quis separabit?" here:

I was wondering if you cared to take a look and comment. I have no proof that Robert has practiced as he admitted, "deletionist tendencies", but perhaps you do. His comment on the thread seemed racist and bigoted as well, as he seemed to point a finger at a group of people (of which I happen not to be a member of) but it is nonetheless offensive and unacceptable.

Also, he did not respond to emails sent directly to him in order to address the issue(s).

Much appreciate your feedback or observations on the matter, as I believe that you have knowledge of and a history with this user.

I'm sure many other novice editors don't try to stand up to his aggressive and threatening manner. (talk) 20:23, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for tidying my (and a number of others') talk page. I wonder how he selected those of us to attack? I don't think I have interacted with him at all. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 08:24, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

I note that Bangali pigs, the vandal in question, is blocked for abuse of multiple accounts; but, in my ignorance, I cannot see the names of the sock accounts. Could you pass them to me, either here or, if discretion is necessary, by e-mail? --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 09:53, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
Anthony Bradbury, did you see their contribution list? Lots of sockpuppet notices on user talk pages. Sky Blue Eyes did the exact same thing two days ago. Liz Read! Talk! 14:45, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
Saw the list, yes. For some reason Sky Blue Eyes missed me!--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 15:43, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
Anthony.bradburyAccording to those SPI notices: I am the SockMaster, and experienced users, Administrators and Check Users are my sockpuppets ???????????? Female Wikipedians are also my sockpuppets . Good thing: Anna Frodesiak removed those violent comments by Bangali pigs. He hates Bengalis so much. Alison Favonian found Pakistan Commando Force as Sock of AHLM13 as mentioned on his User talk:Pakistan Commando Force. AHLM13 had extremely bag grammar. Something is not adding up. Can he form multiple personality like OccultZone? One account with good English and another account with intentional bad English?Feel very bad for Cullen. He answered my questions on TeaHouse. Cosmic  Emperor  18:09, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── At that time AHLM13 was not blocked and he was there with others to accuse meCosmic  Emperor  18:14, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

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Choco-Nut Bake with Meringue Top cropped.jpg Stumbled upon your profile during a routine wikiwalk after login and saw your draft articles work! Wanted to thank you now for your work on Demisexuality (you show as doing it right now), I appreciate it. :3 Melody Concertotalk 23:59, 8 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Thank you! That's very kind :) I actually kinda just rescued it after it had been deleted so it's not exactly mine! - Alison 17:10, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

New rev/del possibilities[edit]

Hello Alison. I hope that you are having a pleasant summer. This edit and this one look like an attack on someone. I checked and the person does not have a article. As ever thanks for your time. MarnetteD|Talk 14:22, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

(Saw this on my watchlist) Hi MarnetteD, I've hidden the revisions and blocked the IP; Alison, if you need to change my actions at all (such as hiding the edits further), please do so without further input from me. Acalamari 15:45, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
Thank you Acalamari MarnetteD|Talk 16:01, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, both :) Some of those edits were serious enough to require suppression. I've also gone ahead and protected the article for a while, as this has been going on for some time. Thanks again! - Alison 17:09, 9 July 2015 (UTC)


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If an editor has strong evidence of tag-team activity, would it be appropriate to ask you to check an IP that suddenly became involved to avoid 3RR? Atsme📞📧 16:36, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

I need your help, please?[edit]

There is an ongoing ANI Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#Vandal-like_disruption.2C_aspersions_and_PAs_at_WP:AVDUCK which I filed because of the disruptive behavior of 3 editors, one of whom is User:I9Q79oL78KiL0QTFHgyc/Previous_Account_Names who has a history of sock activity and disruptive editing. I certainly don't want to make false allegations against any editor but his disruptive behavior at WP:AVDUCK leads me to believe he's back at it, especially considering the IP keeps restoring the gibberish he added to an image caption at the essay now subject of the ANI. I believe the IP may be a sock: [6] [7]. At the very least the timing is suspect. I don't want to get in trouble for falsely accusing anyone so I am seeking your advice as to the proper steps I should take. Thank you in advance. Atsme📞📧 18:32, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) If you don't want to get in trouble for falsely accusing anyone, perhaps you shouldn't accuse them, User:Atsme. This is a public page. If you want my advice, starting a case at WP:SPI shouldn't get you in trouble; implications on user talkpages like the above are more likely to lead to trouble, in fact. Also note that Alison edits a little spottily — not since July 27. Bishonen | talk 20:36, 1 August 2015 (UTC).
Thank you, Bishonen. Atsme📞📧 20:40, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

Ammad Azhar[edit]

Hi, Alison.

hope all is great with you. I need you to help me out. My page Ammad Azhar has been deleted due to lack of notability. I was travelling and didnt find the time to log in, and when i did, i found my page to be deleted. My only request is to help me get my page back and i shall definitely provide the sources and references. Please reply at the earliest. Thanks Shafaqammad (talk) 09:28, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Please take a look[edit]

Hello Alison. I hope that you are well and that you have had a pleasant summer. I am wondering whether this edit summary is a problem. Looked at one way it is just a rant - looked at from another angle it is a bit chilling. I just thought I would get your assessment of it. Have you noticed that the "File:Emails.jpg" that is part in your message above the editing field has been deleted :-( Thanks for your time. MarnetteD|Talk 14:29, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi MarnetteD, I've hidden the edit summary and contents, Alison may feel that further action is necessary.  — Scott talk 12:34, 25 August 2015 (UTC) (talk page stalker)
Thanks Scott. I appreciate you taking the time to check on tis. MarnetteD|Talk 14:11, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

¡Un gatito para ti![edit]


Alison, you have an excellent user page will was fine, nice to meet you.

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Hi, I emailed you a few days ago but didn't got any reply. Should I resend it? Solomon7968 22:12, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

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Hi, I would like to ask you if you would be willing to delete or hide my previous wiki edits. Looking back on things I acted immaturely and now find the edits embarrassing. The pages these are on are Gorillaz demon days, gorillaz plastic beach, gorillaz debut. Not the ones from my current account marginallycool157, but the ones from,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and kobe24ny. Yeah... I know, a mouthful isn't it? Anyways, i apologize for my past behavior and hope you will help me. Thanks! Marginallycool157 (talk) 05:03, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

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An Orangemoody connection[edit]

This is probably not news, but just in case it is: Arr4 (talk · contribs) is a checkuser-blocked Orangemoody sock. On deleted page Talk:Artem Gassan he wrote, in fact he created the page in March to write, "Paid by Irov vaul". Irov Vaul's LinkedIn page lists him as "Co-Founder at". Regards, JohnCD (talk) 21:36, 24 September 2015 (UTC)[edit]

You have reverted an edit by User: as a contribution of a banned User:Tisane. Do you think the IP should be blocked? Do you have an evidence that this is a sock of the blocked user? Alex Bakharev (talk) 22:27, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

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I reach your wiki user page, Looks good. Chenthil Vel Murugan 1986 (talk) 19:58, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

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Hello! Seems you are also one of those Wikipedians I had talked to back in 2007. Wow. Hope all is well. Btw how did you "thank" me through notification (saw it popping up)?

Best, WooyiTalk to me? 17:40, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Request to provide copies of deleted articles[edit]

Hi Alison,

I found your username listed at Category:Wikipedia administrators willing to provide copies of deleted articles. Can you please move copies of the following articles to my userspace so I can review + see about improving? Thank you.

Hmlarson (talk) 06:40, 25 October 2015 (UTC)

I've updated User:Hmlarson/Cassandra Dimovski with content and references and would like to re-publish. Can you take a look? Thank you. Also, can you userfy one more so I can review? Monnique Hansen Kofoed. Thanks again. Hmlarson (talk) 21:08, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Sol Trujillo[edit]

Hi Alison. I noticed that you indefinitely protected this talk page back in 2010. Although the policy is silent on this issue, in my opinion, talk pages should only be protected indefinitely in the case of serious and ongoing disruption. According to the protection log, you protected the page due to BLP violations, but I can see no evidence of such edits in the 11 months or so before you protected the page. As such, I can't see any good reason to continue with indefinite protection of this talk page, which is preventing unregistered users from discussing and proposing edits to this semi-protected article.

Would you consider removing the protection? If disruption resumes, of course, I would not object to the protection being reinstated (although ideally not "indefinite" protection). Thanks, — This, that and the other (talk) 01:02, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

  • Hi there. The edits in question were suppressed, so will not be available to you. Given the nature of the issue back then, I'm not going to unprotect the page at this time. Your best option would probably to drop an email to WP:ARBCOM or email and ask them for their direction on this - Alison 01:32, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Admins can see some of the damage over here - Alison 01:34, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
    • Wow, must have been pretty serious disruption if they were expunged altogether. I suppose it's fair game to leave the page protected then. All the same, indefinite protection of a talk page does make me a little uneasy in general, so I'll contact ArbCom or Legal if I find the time. Thanks for the response. — This, that and the other (talk) 23:09, 29 October 2015 (UTC)


I came by to alert you to the discussion taking place on the talk page concerning the use of the term "investigate" vs. "discuss" or perhaps some other. I also had a question and request. According to some past discussions on the talk page, you appear to have a direct connection to the subject matter. My question is whether that is correct such that would it place your participation under WP:COI. If so, I'd ask that you not edit the article directly and participate instead in the talk page discussion. Figureofnine (talkcontribs) 13:24, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

  • I accidentally reverted an edit, then reverted myself when I realized my error. How does that constitute editing the article? - Alison 19:38, 5 November 2015 (UTC)
    • Was this an error too? It is the edit that drew my attention the word "investigate." Yes, the scare quotes were inappropriate, but someone other than yourself should have made that edit because that is the path advised by WP:COI in such situations. But putting that aside for a moment, I have a question. Why haven't you complied with WP:DISCLOSE by putting the connected contributor template at the top of the talk page and making a COI disclosure on your user page? In the RfC discussion you say in small print that "we all know that" you are the site's co-founder. I don't think that's correct, and I only had a vague recollection of that which I had to do some digging to confirm. Figureofnine (talkcontribs) 15:17, 26 November 2015 (UTC)


Thank you for remembering Telsa. Please look at her entry at WP:RIP and add/edit/modify it as you see fit. Research was sad, seeing her enduring "misogynistic and demeaning comments" and other obnoxious treatment on-line. I did my best to be positive in writing her obit... or am I ignoring things that need to be said? I will value your opinion. Thanks, DocTree (ʞlɐʇ·ʇuoɔ) WER 23:05, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Deleted Article Request[edit]

I was wondering if you potentially had a copy of the deleted article AUCS Linux? If so, please give me a copy. I'm doing some research into the OS. Thanks in advance.

Will2022 (talk) 17:19, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Strong-Deaf[edit]

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