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Want to take over for me?[edit]

Today's been a fun day, especially considering the fact that the events that are making today fun are still going on because IP hopping:

So I guess I was wrong on us relaxing. Amaury (talk | contribs) 04:38, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

Just an update that the fun seems to be mostly over now. Amaury (talk | contribs) 16:29, 17 October 2016 (UTC)
@Amaury: I'm glad that it's mostly over. Hopefully, the person will find a more productive use of their time and energy. Nice job on staying calm and collected through the ordeal. Even if he does come back, at least now you have the handy ANI and ANEW links that you can show admins so that even if they aren't aware of the history, they can get caught up quickly. Even better though, he seems to have drawn enough editor and admin attention, that it may not even be necessary :) Apparition11 Complaints/Mistakes 17:17, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── And they're still at it. Don't they have anything better to do with their lives? xD See history of The Lodge and my talk page. Amaury (talk | contribs) 08:06, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

@Amaury: They are definately persistant... Hopefully, they'll find a productive use of their free time eventually... Apparition11 Complaints/Mistakes 12:15, 15 November 2016 (UTC)
*sighs* Yup. And 10—or any number—can be both a number and an amount. Silly person. Amaury (talk | contribs) 14:00, 15 November 2016 (UTC)
Created this on Sunday. Gives you an idea of what we've been dealing with. So hopefully we're making progress now, though if you take a look at a comment by IJBall on my talk page in the Orchomen section and its sub-sections, it really just depends as many serial sockpuppets like to go at it for a while, then get bored, and then start back up again. Amaury (talk | contribs) 02:22, 25 November 2016 (UTC)
@Amaury: Definitely persistent :/ Hopefully, they'll grow out of it soon, but unfortunately, there are some serial sockers who go for years. Maybe the range blocks will at least make it more frustrating than it's worth for him. Apparition11 Complaints/Mistakes 03:32, 25 November 2016 (UTC)

Edit count[edit]

Your edit count link works for me, but when I try to visit mine it doesn't: I don't need it right now, but yeah. Amaury (talk | contribs) 01:31, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

@Amaury: Now, I'm getting a 502 Bad Gateway error for both yours and mine, so I'm guessing database issues maybe... Hopefully, they'll get it worked out soon. Apparition11 Complaints/Mistakes 02:16, 24 October 2016 (UTC)
It's been like this for a few days now, at least since I started checking. Weird. Amaury (talk | contribs) 02:24, 24 October 2016 (UTC)
Even weirder, yours is still working for me; yet mine isn't. Hm. Amaury (talk | contribs) 02:27, 24 October 2016 (UTC)
@Amaury: Definitely strange. I see that there is a post about it at WP:VPT#Edit count tool gives "502 Bad Gateway". Nothing much has been said about what's happening though. Apparition11 Complaints/Mistakes 02:52, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

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Re: Hwange National Park[edit]

Hie. The Hwange edit to my understanding was accurate. Why was it removed.? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Craigthewikieditor (talkcontribs) 13:03, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

@Craigthewikieditor: If you look at your version of the article and see what your edits did, I think that it will be fairly obvious why I reverted. As seen in my revert, you replaced all of the "<" and ">" with "& lt;" and "& gt;". This broke the formatting for every reference in the article. Apparition11 Complaints/Mistakes 15:18, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

Sorry for that,but did you have to delete my intended edit? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Craigthewikieditor (talkcontribs) 16:20, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

@Craigthewikieditor: Honestly, I must have missed it. Those changes were all that I saw (and thought that you were just test editing with WP markup). Whatever the content edit was, you are welcome to put it back in, it was not part of my reasoning for reverting. Apparition11 Complaints/Mistakes 16:33, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

No problem. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Craigthewikieditor (talkcontribs) 20:12, 27 November 2016 (UTC)


Hi Apparition,

I saw that you edited this article a few times. Would you mind taking another look to ensure it is free of vandalism? I've put it on my watchlist, but I'm afraid my local knowledge is nonexistent and so I can't tell what's what. Some of the info on local government and schools looks dubious. Looking forward to your input.


Samsara 08:23, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

@Samsara: Hello Samsara. I don't mind at all to take a look through it after-while and see if I can help, but unfortunately, I know all too well what you mean. I watch and edit a lot of South Asian articles, but my local knowledge is also very limited (to say the least). I tend to stick to the safe and easily defensible clean ups (notable people, blatant POV, copyvios, etc.). I really wish that I could do more for these articles; our editors who are knowledgeable in the area are extremely over-burdened... Apparition11 Complaints/Mistakes 13:03, 2 December 2016 (UTC)
Feel free to suggest someone else who may have more of that local expertise. What I see happening to articles from this region is that they go for a long time between clean-ups and are in a dismal state in the interim. My idea in this particular case was to do something about that, but it really makes the most sense if we can get it cleaned up first. Thanks, Samsara 14:01, 2 December 2016 (UTC)
@Samsara: I know what you mean. That's why I do my best to watch them, to at least help maintain the resemblance of an article until someone more knowledgeable comes along. Especially when it comes to this region, I would say @Sitush: is the best editor that we have at weeding out the BS and leaving a respectable article. Apparition11 Complaints/Mistakes 22:45, 2 December 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion. Sadly, he seems to have gone on wiki-break. Well, it can wait, but I'll be happy to be pinged by anyone that wants to look into this particular case - or others like it. Regards, Samsara 17:10, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

No heading[edit]


I wrote text completely acceptable for this topic I need it for the reputation of my company. It no need to be deleted. It;t content is appropriate to stay where is written. Please write your reply can I re write it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ginasiljan (talkcontribs) 22:21, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

@Ginasiljan: Hello. Sorry, but Wikipedia is not to be used for advertising. The text that you are adding is not acceptable. It is clearly advertising and spam. If you are affiliated with that company, then you have a conflict of interest and should not be writing about or linking to it. Apparition11 Complaints/Mistakes 22:26, 3 December 2016 (UTC)