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More socks

If things get a little slow, you could look at the relationship, if any, between either Pioneercourthouse (talk · contribs) or John254 (talk · contribs), and some recent socks, including MickNacMee (talk · contribs) (created today) and Football Insects (talk · contribs) (a sleeper from a month ago). The reason for suspecting those two is that John254 created an obvious sock today, P-B-M-L-254 (talk · contribs). Hard telling what the letters stand for. Maybe it will be obvious to somone. Anyway, he had been tagged as the creator of Baseball1015 (talk · contribs)... and PCH is on the list of suspects because this really fits his M.O. (socking and impersonating), and he might well have some sleepers lurking out there too. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 03:41, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

"P-B-M-L" stands for "Pickbothmanlol", who has been disrupting bigtime on ANI and SPI the last couple of weeks. –MuZemike 05:51, 1 February 2010 (UTC)
Roger. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 06:47, 1 February 2010 (UTC)
It doesn't mean "peanut butter, mayonnaise and lettuce"? Risker (talk) 06:10, 1 February 2010 (UTC)
There's a combination. Don't forget the rutabaga sauce. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 06:47, 1 February 2010 (UTC)


Everyone should have one!  :) [1] JBsupreme (talk) 01:30, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

Venomous posts

Tell them to direct their venom at me. It'll give you a wee break. :) Jack forbes (talk) 02:16, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

Wow, ive actually never come across edits that literally get deleted from the record before.... Thats... impressive. I know you dont respond to vandalism and such and you get a lot but ive had your page on my watchlist... semi protect, regular protect... and now full deletions, nice. MrMacMan Talk 03:01, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
They were reported to the Oversight team and were redacted per WP:RD2 - pretty cool, huh? If they're really bad, they get redacted. Potentially libelous stuff gets suppressed. Makes you wonder why people bother trying to recruit their own Personal Armies on /b/ - Alison 03:15, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, Jack :) To be honest, after six years of this place, it just rolls off ya. Same ol' ... :) - Alison 03:15, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Make that four years, Ali. :) —Jeremy (v^_^v Boribori!) 03:21, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

Just checking if you are going to erase this post using the single-revision deletion functionality, which I think you are abusing quite thoroughly on other pages and appear to have quite a "fun attitude" towards your deletions instead of the expected "responsible" attitude that anyone dealing with censorship should possess. You should probably read this page several times before you lose your privileges:

"RevisionDelete should not be used to redact block logs and admin actions, or to cover up or remove mistakes, poor wordings, "ordinary" incivility, and contentious criticisms (whether or not justified). Such usage without a formal process may lead to arbitration or desysopping even for a first incident."

Good luck

cheers, Jamie24.108.77.192 (talk) 05:17, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

Edit warring on Los Angeles metropolitan area

Hi, User:House1090 and User:SoCal L.A. appear to be edit warring at Los Angeles metropolitan area, and possibly across multiple related articles. Since you're familiar with the situation I was hoping you could take a look at the situation and see if you feel any protections/blocks are in order with minimal drama. I'm off to ping adminUser:Killiondude as he's familiar with this as well, and leave the stock uw-3rr notices at the two users involved. Thanks in advance. -Optigan13 (talk) 02:22, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

  1. [2] User:SoCal L.A. increases size of panorama and greater LA map
  2. [3] User:House1090 moves Long Beach image to left
  3. [4] User:SoCal L.A. reverts(1st) User:House1090's image change back to right align
  4. [5] User:House1090 reverts(1st) User:SoCal L.A. back to left align
  5. [6] User:House1090 reduces image size of panorama and greater LA map (1st of this revert)
  6. [7] User:House1090 removes IE locations from Urban areas of the region, citing User talk:Alanraywiki#LA metropolitan area article
  7. [8] User:SoCal L.A. reverts (2nd) the Long Beach image alignment back to right
  8. [9] User:House1090 removes Hemet from Urban area list
  9. [10] User:SoCal L.A. reverts (1st) image size of panorama/greater la map
  10. [11], [12] User:SoCal L.A. reverts Hemet, other IE removal from Urban areas
  11. [13] User:House1090 reverts (2nd) to smaller panorama/greater la map
  12. [14] User:SoCal L.A. reverts (2nd) to larger panorama/greater la map
And now House1090 and Amerique over at San Bernardino Valley, which has already ended up at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#User:Amerique. -Optigan13 (talk) 06:14, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Someone should put the brakes on the two of them, IMO. Final warn + 24 hour block to follow. I'm overwhelmed with off-wiki stuff (aka 'life') right now, or I'd jump in. House is a good guy, but he gets carried away with his POV betimes - Alison 06:16, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm thinking of something along those lines, I already threw up the warning. I was initially thinking page protection but as this appears to be bouncing across several pages a block might be the necessary option. Hopefully in the end he can effectively channel that energy in to article writing, but right now its a bit nutty. Thanks, and I'll let you know what happens with this in the end. -Optigan13 (talk) 06:28, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Right. You can't calm down the article with a prot, as they're all over the place right now. You'll just have to calm them instead! :) Point them to the talk page(s) and state their beef there. Much better if they dook it out on there instead - Alison 06:31, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Well, in a roundabout way this ended up at AN/I, the basic outcome is that a formal 1RR is in place at Wikipedia:Editing restrictions#Placed by the Wikipedia community and I'll be playing a more active role mentoring House and intervening in conflicts. Here's an oldid link to the ANI discussion. Thanks for your help on this. -Optigan13 (talk) 09:28, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

Hey you

Someone by the name of Trusted Throw (talk · contribs) has shown up recently [15] to support the arguments of another person who has been trolling my whereabouts as of late. Well today that same person showed up and suggested that a CheckUser be done on my account. What I didn't realize though (until just a few minutes ago) is that this person just created their account a week ago. I enjoy the irony in all of this. In any case, feel free to do the honors if you think its necessary. JBsupreme (talk) 22:55, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

Big ol' sockfarm, votestacking on AfD. More to follow ... - Alison 23:24, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
JB - can we get this over to SPI for tracking & logging? It's going to be detailed ... :o - Alison 23:37, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Sure... Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Trusted_Throw. JBsupreme (talk) 23:42, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Ok -  checked - Alison 00:04, 3 February 2010 (UTC)
Just a minor update to the investigation after reading it, Ive done what i can to go through most AFD discussions that the confirmed socks have contributed to and struck out the vote stacking. The major incidences of vote stacking should be addressed now. There is just one article now that was deleted which Ive contacted the deleting administrator to see if their votes may have effected his/her decision. Happy editing! Ottawa4ever (talk) 12:16, 3 February 2010 (UTC), a Wikipéire sock. Should it be blocked?

Hi Alison this IP is being used by Wikipéire constantly. Maybe it should be blocked? Thanks, Footyfanatic3000 (talk  · contribs) 20:09, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

Thanks :) --Footyfanatic3000 (talk  · contribs) 01:32, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

Newfags attack Osaka.

These kids really have no imagination. The cancer must really be as bad as they say. --大輔 泉 (talk) 22:44, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

When 1/4 is not a quarter.

Hi Alison.

You uploaded an Irish stamp here:

The stamp has been mis-named in the filename and in the page title as a quarter stamp but the value is actually one shilling and four pence, which was written as 1/4, which looks like one quarter to young foreigners unfamiliar with the L.S.D. money system, as the currency was known. (One shilling was written 1/-).

Your two Tóstal stamp uploads were used in the Wikipedia article An Tóstal, and the 1/4 stamp appeared there as a one quarter stamp. I rearranged the layout and made notes concerning my caption corrections.

Perhaps you could rename the GIF picture file to something like Tostal_one_and_four_stamp.gif, and rename the page title? People used to refer to such values in that way:

-- How much is that pound of butter?
-- That brand is one and four. The other brand is twopence dearer.

The currency conventions are explained here:

Thanks for the uploads; the illustrations are useful.

--O'Dea 05:45, 4 February 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Odea (talkcontribs)

"Quarter stamp". That's a good one. As with the Mad Hatter - File:Teaparty.svg. Taking the confusion a step further, in Duck Soup, Chicolini gives Trentino a cigar stub and says, "That's a good quarter cigar. I smoked the other three quarters myself." ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 06:03, 4 February 2010 (UTC)
There was actually a quarter-penny coin called a farthing but I am not aware of any stamps ever issued worth such a low value. As far as I am aware, the lowest-value stamps were one penny. Other stamps had values like 1 1/2 or 3 1/2 pennies, but none had quarter values such as 2 1/4. --O'Dea (talk) 21:54, 4 February 2010 (UTC)
I have to wonder, though... that's a 1953 stamp. In the U.S. a regular postage stamp was like 3 cents. Was this Irish stamp a normal stamp or was it for air mail or something? What would one-and-four have translated to in U.S. currency? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 06:09, 4 February 2010 (UTC)
A one shilling four pence stamp was a bit expensive. Standard letters would have cost a few pennies at the time. A shilling and four pence amounts to 16 pence (12 + 4), so that would have been for slightly pricier post. I have no idea how many American cents it would have been equivalent to in the 1950's. 1/4 = 16 pennies. There were 240 pennies in a pound. What was the pound-dollar ratio then? You work it out. --O'Dea (talk) 21:49, 4 February 2010 (UTC)
I added a rename request to this commons image per the more common format the Philately WikiProject uses and to correct the misleading title. BTW this stamp was issued to pay the uniform foreign airmail rate from Ireland that was introduced in 1951 but this 1/4 stamp was issued in 1953 and because the rate was reduced to 1 shilling 3 pence on 6 July 1953, the stamp itself was only valid as a single use for 3 months! ww2censor (talk) 03:55, 6 February 2010 (UTC)
Rename has been done as File:Stamp Irl An Tostal 1952 1shilling 4pence.gif. ww2censor (talk) 17:19, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Uh huh...

Stupidity knows no bounds. -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 22:59, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

User talk:Jbr999

You may wish to address his unblock request, as he is apparently caught under a proxy you hardblocked. –MuZemike 04:29, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the note - it's some uninvolved editor, caught in the rangeblock of a proxy IP. Sorted now :) - Alison 00:46, 6 February 2010 (UTC)


Hi Alison. Based off your recent comments at WP:SPI I just wanted to drop a line regarding User:JI Hawkins. I would advise against any sort of range block. It would inevitably be futile since, as far as my understanding goes as posted at WP:LTA, this vandal is using Research In Motion for connectivity and this range is wild (I know, I have a blackberry too). We have the filters in place to secure and track the vandal (though they still need some work, they're getting better and better daily), and that doesn't have any collateral damage. Obviously, I'm not a checkuser and you have much more info than me so I totally trust your judgement if you do end up deciding to do a rangeblock, but I just wanted to throw in my $0.02. Thanks for the check! --Shirik (Questions or Comments?) 07:11, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the note - that's a fair point indeed, and I noticed from a few checks previous that he's using RIM. However, I'm seeing what range he's using, etc, and there may be the possibility of a /24 block, and possible the same for a domestic ISP. Keeping one eye open here ;) - Alison 07:13, 6 February 2010 (UTC)
Sounds good, and thanks again! --Shirik (Questions or Comments?) 07:15, 6 February 2010 (UTC)
Thought you might like to know he's doing it again... Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/JI Hawkins. Don't know if it merits another check for sleepers, though, and he's already been indef'd for vandalism. XXX antiuser eh? 09:22, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
Actually, disregard that last message, User:Spitfire's just closed it. Cheers, XXX antiuser eh? 09:25, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
Hoi, Alison, could we get a CU finding on the most recent sockpuppets? He's back with a vengeance. —Jeremy (v^_^v Dittobori) 22:14, 7 March 2010 (UTC)
Yep -  Done - Alison 22:24, 7 March 2010 (UTC)
And another one. *tailflicks* —Jeremy (v^_^v Dittobori) 21:30, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

Essay Categorization


Thanks for helping with and/or commenting at Wikipedia:WikiProject Essay Categorization and/or Classification. One major task we are trying to accomplish is getting every essay in Wikipedia namespace into at least one category. If you could hdelp with that, even by categorizing just a couple essays every time you log into Wikipedia, over time it would help tremendously. WP:HOTCAT can help categorize essays quickly if you know/learn how to use it. A list of essays can be found at Category:Wikipedia_essays. If you choose to help with categorization, pick a letter of the alphabet and notify everyone which one you're taking at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Essay_Categorization_and/or_Classification so that everyone starts on "untamed land" so to speak. If you have any questions or comments, please let me know on my talk page or the project talk page. Thanks again! ɳoɍɑfʈ Talk! 15:05, 6 February 2010 (UTC)


Good afternoon Alison! Just wanted to say Hi and wish you a plesant day! Hybirdd (talk) 15:56, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

The Man in the Sweater and Jeans

Thanks! Bielle (talk) 17:12, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

  • You're welcome :) - Alison 01:40, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Carly Fiorina spied on other HP execs and countless others... get a clue, do some research for once. Zaphraud (talk) 06:23, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

  • El Reg is far and beyond not a valid reference. Furthermore, the article they referenced said no such thing & it was their broad interpretation that they published - Alison 01:40, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Golf 2010

Baseball1015 appears to be back, as Golf 2010 (talk · contribs). You blocked as Baseball1015 as a sockpuppet of John254, however I added the case to Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/User Team (I haven't made it a checkuser request) as the evidence is based on a connection to User Team (talk · contribs)/I-10 (talk · contribs) – I can't see the connection to John254 in the edits of any of these accounts. snigbrook (talk) 21:52, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

Lately I've taken the attitude, as suggested to me by another admin awhile back, that all the socks and vandals are just one guy. That way we don't necessarily have to spend a lot of time building SPI's and the like. Just zap them and be done with it. That's part of WP:DENY, also, as you can be sure they're watching it all with glee. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 01:21, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
Yep -  Confirmed as a sock of User Team (talk · contribs) - Alison 01:38, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

List of songs portraying paedophilia or sexual abuse of minors

Your AfD nomination referred to List of songs portraying paedophilia or sexual abuse of minors as unreferenced. In the current version of the article, all the remaining songs are referenced. Previous edits removed songs such as Aqualung (song) which were not referenced and Concrete Angel which deals with physical rather than sexual abuse. - Eastmain (talkcontribs) 00:49, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

  • The article was largely unreferenced until a day or so ago, and still stands for AfD for a whole myriad of other reasons not least of which is WP:LISTCRUFT - Alison 00:51, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
    • Eek. The list seems to stop at F, which means they haven't yet got to the most obvious one, "Hot Child in the City". Just what we need, a greatest hits album for child molesters. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 02:25, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
      • I have watchlisted this page for the purposes of comic relief, and it continues to pay off in spades! -- Kendrick7talk 02:49, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

The ANI issue

With regard to this edit, did you intend to oversight the deleted revisions at sysop level? I'm not sure what sysop oversighting deleted material accomplishes, since sysops can descry sysop oversoughtten content, and sysops can oversee sysop deleted content. Unless I am overthinking this, or there is policy that I do not over-remember? And this Shakespearean moment is brought to you by the comments about humor above. -- Pakaran 15:23, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

Love songs

That's a nice love song farther up the page. One of my favorites is this one. :) ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 16:10, 9 February 2010 (UTC)


I just sent you an e-mail. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 16:33, 9 February 2010 (UTC)


And remember, no working yourself too hard. It's not worth stressing yourself out over. If you stress out, who's going to show me the new toys coming out of your work? :) SirFozzie (talk) 19:37, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

Jack Greenberg

Thanks a lot for taking care of the oversight request for this article quickly and for closing the AfD. Hopefully, everyone, including the subject, is reasonably satisfied with the outcome. I agree that it is a good idea to keep the article semi-protected for the time being. Also hopefully sufficiently many people have watchlisted the article now, so if something untoward does occur there, it should be noticed quickly. Nsk92 (talk) 20:25, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Rollback Rights

Hello, Alison I am asking you to grant me Rollback Rights as my editing is maturing I feel I should be familiar with this process before asking for AWB, also I'm becomming more aware of vandalism. Thank you for your consideration. Have a wonderful day.

Mlpearc (talk) 21:31, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

  • Y'know, I'd kinda like to hold off for a while as I've not seen any vandal reversions from your account and it appears that most of your edits are to your userpage right now. Maybe just a little more relevant experience and you'll be okay? - Alison 04:16, 11 February 2010 (UTC)


for the quick oversight. Toddst1 (talk) 04:05, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

  • Thank you for reporting it ;) - Alison 04:08, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

Contentious unsourced material on Ayaan Hirsi Ali article

Hi there. You might want to take a look at this. Thank you. Amsaim (talk) 13:55, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

Block evasion case

I don't have time to start an official checkuser case, but we have a sockpuppeteer who was recently blocked for edit-warring. link Known block-evading IP socks are this and this blocked one. Cheers, Enigmamsg 21:06, 12 February 2010 (UTC)

Now at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Sumbuddi. Enigmamsg 21:19, 12 February 2010 (UTC)

Looks like /b/ tards have a thing for you...

Look at this dude's contribs. XXX antiuser eh? 00:59, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

Sad /b/tards are sad. NW (Talk) 01:01, 13 February 2010 (UTC)
I have no idea what you're talking about :3 - Alison 01:34, 13 February 2010 (UTC)
I begin to think she is their Madonna --Rocksanddirt (talk) 21:49, 17 February 2010 (UTC)


Hi Alison. Who was the editor you indeffed? Do we know? I'm curious because it's one of many stalkers and sock puppets that's been popping up in my edit experiences. I have some suspicions about this one and others... but I don't really know if I'm allowed to voice them. ChildofMidnight (talk) 07:50, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

Hi Alison. I couldn't miss the recent swathe of blocks, and couldn't help but notice some vague similarities with User:Random-5000[16] who's been around a bit recently (see User:Stoodpanic11, User:Visitshort, User:Keepsbroke33,..). It wouldn't be the same guy would it? -- zzuuzz (talk) 22:49, 13 February 2010 (UTC)
Ah, edit conflict, I see you're onto it. Yep, Random-5000 is the usual name. You'll find him on 130.195/16. -- zzuuzz (talk) 22:54, 13 February 2010 (UTC)
He's back as Upperaviod (talk · contribs). Another sock sweep? -- zzuuzz (talk) 10:21, 27 February 2010 (UTC)
Thanks -  Confirmed as Random-5000 (talk · contribs) - there was about 10 or so ... - Alison 11:46, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

Hoi, chummer!

Could I get a CU's perspective here in case there's some fermenting? —Jeremy (v^_^v Boribori!) 09:51, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

And again? This is getting to be rather ridiculous. —Jeremy (v^_^v Boribori!) 04:48, 23 February 2010 (UTC)
Avi just got to this one, minutes ago - Alison 04:55, 23 February 2010 (UTC)
Oops! There was another :p - ok,  Done now - Alison 05:02, 23 February 2010 (UTC)
I assume that's the one I just whacked? —Jeremy (v^_^v Boribori!) 05:16, 23 February 2010 (UTC)
And I need it again, sorry to say. —Jeremy (v^_^v Dittobori) 21:16, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

Could you please comment at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Miss Grays Harbor?

Hi, I've noticed that you've commented on a number of AFD discussions and I was wondering whether you could chime in here Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Miss Grays Harbor ? The discussion is going around in circles with a new Wikipedian who doesn't appear to understand policies and I'm just getting frustrated. I'm happy to be found right or wrong but I think it would be extremely beneficial to get some input from independent Wikipedian's who have an understanding for the policies as I readily accept I'm rusty. Cheers, PageantUpdater talkcontribs 05:55, 17 February 2010 (UTC)


718smiley.svg See? --大輔 泉 (talk) 09:57, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Sorry to trouble you again

Hi Alison, would you mind helping us a bit at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Lanternix? Thanks. --Dave ♠♣♥♦1185♪♫™ 10:10, 17 February 2010 (UTC)


A proposal to add a "public interest" clause to Wikipedia:Oversight has started at Wikipedia_talk:Oversight#Proposal_for_new_.27public_interest.27_clause. SilkTork *YES! 10:25, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Oversight Question

This looks like personal information about a news reporter that shouldn't be on Wikipedia. Could it be oversighted, please? Thanks...NeutralHomerTalk • 20:03, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

  •  Done - good call indeed, thanks! :) That should not have been there. One thing, though. Can you either email me directly or email the oversight team next time, just to keep things private? Thanks again - Alison 21:29, 17 February 2010 (UTC)
    • Will do that from now on, wasn't sure how the oversight process worked (never requested one of them before). Take Care :)...NeutralHomerTalk • 05:52, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

Someone mistook Wikipedia for a tabloid again

Please see Thomas Bruso. Contains outright false information in order to create and perpetuate a "meme" which is not even one week old. JBsupreme (talk) 16:40, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

I've deleted it as it has serious BLP issues. The article had already been moved to AC Transit Bus fight, where it's up for AfD anyways. From what I know, Bruso hasn't been fully ID'd as 'Epic Beard Man' yet and even ED were unsure on that point (yesterday at least) - Alison 07:36, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Quick request

Hi Allie, saw you had time to run a CU overnight. Could I tug your sleeve for another? Should be easy. Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Drew R. Smith. Grawp & buddies have been needling Jack Merridew since he sniffed trouble; closure might help get them off his back. Cheers, Durova412 17:13, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

Sure -  Done - Alison 07:26, 19 February 2010 (UTC)
Thank you very much. Durova412 17:22, 19 February 2010 (UTC)


Could I get a second Checkuser's opinion on this user? A CU pegged him as a Hawkins sock, but this guy fits none of the behavioral patterns. —Jeremy (v^_^v Boribori!) 20:09, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

Ok, I'm on it! - Alison 07:15, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

RE: Kittens

I know what you mean ;) --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 12:52, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Big ass range block redux

Hi Alison, perhaps you might want to look at this edit? A checkuser on this account may reveal some interesting socks. I can take to formal CU if you like. - Tbsdy (formerly Ta bu shi da yu) talk 14:31, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

It got through on the same IP address as the last one, as I'd softblocked it and it overrode the hard rangeblock. Sorted now - Alison 14:33, 19 February 2010 (UTC) (PS: No 'Vegas IP addresses' )
Cheers :-) Tbsdy (formerly Ta bu shi da yu) talk 14:35, 19 February 2010 (UTC)


Hi Alison, just sent you an email regarding oversight. Might warrant a semi on the article as well. Cheers, XXX antiuser eh? 16:38, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Did you ever get this? XXX antiuser eh? 18:20, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

User:Drew Peacock, Esquire

Hi. I have an email off this new "Drew" that has convinced me that he's our friend.

There's a bit of backstory. I'll put it all out or discuss it on email, if you'd like. I don't know how he missed the CU ;)

Cheers, Jack Merridew 18:19, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Seems like a joke name; User:Hugh Jarse and User:Eileen Dover would be similar. Or the guy's real name might be Drew Peacock.   pablohablo. 00:34, 20 February 2010 (UTC)
Or his real name might be D.J.H. — User:JarlaxleArtemis's real name. Anyways, it's on wp:an. Cheers, Jack Merridew 01:28, 20 February 2010 (UTC)
Dude, that's J.D.H :) But yeah. Jack - can you email me, please, on this one? I've already followed up on WP:AN and have some concerns - Alison 08:50, 21 February 2010 (UTC)
See what happens when the archives get cleaned-up? I was going from memory. I just commented at WP:AN about the the CU results and an email is next. Cheers, Jack Merridew 15:34, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

Hey Alison.

If you are there, and not too busy, I could do with talking to you (In private, if you know what I mean >.>). Something is really bothering me and it does have something to do with this wiki, but I would prefer not to broadcast it. Thanks. --大輔 泉 (talk) 20:36, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

A sweep, maybe?

Any chance you could do a sweep to catch any more Grawp socks? That one was the second one I whacked tonight--and knowing his history, there's gotta be more. Blueboy96 03:44, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

Your opinion please.

On this [17]. I feel action should be take even if they revert their major BLP vandalism...--大輔 泉 (talk) 09:56, 22 February 2010 (UTC)


for nailing those BaT socks. Have you looked at these ? Or are they too old? NawlinWiki (talk) 17:34, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

  • Yep - will do those later. Just getting ready for work here :) I only caught that BaT sock when you reverted your talk page & I took a peek at the edits - Alison 17:37, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

Request for assistance

Hi Alison. I wonder, if you have a few spare moments, if you could tell me what went on here. Everything appears to have been suppressed, so I don't know who to ask why it was deleted and I don't want to restore without knowing why. The subject would like to know why her user page is gone. If the information is sensitive - I can be emailed! Thanks, Rockpocket 18:11, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

Hi Rocky. Emailed ya ;) - Alison 18:16, 22 February 2010 (UTC)
Super quick and super helpful as always, Allie. You're a star. Rockpocket 21:29, 22 February 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for your help earlier. I gather emailing the list is a faster way to get checks done when you're off line. Cheers, -- Flyguy649 talk 05:59, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

You're welcome! I do the best I can from my cellphone, tho' it's not so easy :) - Alison 06:00, 23 February 2010 (UTC)
Mine can only do calls, texts, and takes low res photos... Good enough for now, though. -- Flyguy649 talk 06:06, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

"Alison" ?

New on (Previously blocked as imposter). Is it you this time? Yea/Nay? Choyoołʼįįhí:Seb az86556 > haneʼ 08:34, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

  • Wow! Looks like Warpath (talk · contribs) blocked as part of a socking spree in 2008. No, not me originally tho' the a/c is under SUL now - Alison 09:08, 23 February 2010 (UTC)
    • Good I'll unblock and clean the mess. Congratulations on re-claiming your good name in Navajo !! :P Choyoołʼįįhí:Seb az86556 > haneʼ 09:10, 23 February 2010 (UTC)
      • Thanks for that! :) - Alison 09:13, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Your radical alteration of my block of User:

I'm wondering if you could clarify for me why you greatly reduced this block without consulting me as blocking admin or making your reasons clear in the log. Beeblebrox (talk) 08:43, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

  • (on my cell here - sorry!) I can explain that. It came up as part of a checkuser-block. I'd interpreted the block duration year as 2010 and not 2011, saw it had expired and per checkuser, saw the need to have the IP hardblocked as there's only one persistent sockpuppeteer behind it and it's a long-termish IP address. My apologies for the mistake. Feel free to set it back to 1 year, by all means - Alison 09:04, 23 February 2010 (UTC)
Ahh, it all makes sense now. Thanks for clearing that up. Beeblebrox (talk) 09:21, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Mobile Me

Hello Alison, im GeneralCheese. I noticed that your website was made on Apple Mobile Me. I have a mobile me, how can i make my website on mobile me?Written by GeneralCheese 23:20, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Final discussion for Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Biographies of living people

Hello, I note that you have commented on the first phase of Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Biographies of living people

As this RFC closes, there are two proposals being considered:

  1. Proposal to Close This RfC
  2. Alternate proposal to close this RFC: we don't need a whole new layer of bureaucracy

Your opinion on this is welcome. Okip 02:07, 24 February 2010 (UTC)


Just as an aside, the little Fox news? C'mon gave me a hearty LOL. Thanks for that. Guess I didn't want to be accused of just quoting the "liberal elite" media. ;-) Wine Guy~Talk 03:46, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

lol - fair enough :) I did come close to saying "Faux News", tho' ^_^ - Alison 03:53, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Living Persons task force work

Hey there Alison. I was talking with Keegan some yesterday, and he figured that it would be good to try to distill strategy:Task force/Living People/Drafting pages/Recommendations to the Board of Trustees down to the core points to put into strategy:Task force/Living People/Drafting pages/Recommendations to the Board of Trustees/Draft 2. Would it be possible for you to give me a hand with this? Thanks. Cheers, NW (Talk) 04:24, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Sure thing! Can we schedule some time to go over it - maybe via IRC or Skype or something? - Alison 05:02, 25 February 2010 (UTC)
Sure thing. What about 00:00 UTC, in 12 hours or so? Would that be OK with you, or would you want to do it a bit later? NW (Talk) 12:23, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

BLP concerns for deceased people

I know there are precedents that we observe BLP concerns even for people who are recently deceased, but I can't think of them off hand. Can you help? See here. –xenotalk 16:39, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

How disappointing

Commons linky Huntster (t @ c) 01:01, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

I think it's awesome on a whole number of levels, actually - Alison 05:15, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

May I please ask you for a favor?

Hi Alison, I would like to ask you for a favor please. I'd like this to be deleted from the history of my talk page please. The video of execution is too cruel, too inhuman, that it is a pain for me to have it even in the history. If you could do it for me without getting yourself into troubles, it will be great. Thanks for understanding. Please forgive me being such a pain in a neck, and creating so much troubles.--Mbz1 (talk) 01:11, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

Hi Mbz1. It's gone now - I've redacted the contents of the edit - Alison 05:13, 28 February 2010 (UTC)
Thank you!--Mbz1 (talk) 05:15, 28 February 2010 (UTC)