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My introduction to you[edit]

Greetings Wikipedian/random internet traveller. I am MM, or, Matticusmadness. Doer of all things helpful (that I can find), destroyer of vandals (to the extent that a non-admin can do that) and pending the obliteration of a few insubordinate personal attackers all around well meaning guy who's been finding his way around the wiki doing what he can to maintain the peace, in collaboration with multiple other users and Administrators I work to ensure that my corner of Wikipedia is running effectively and usefully.

Even though I try my best I may end up making mistakes. If I have goofed, please leave a message at the bottom of the page. If we're getting nowhere then your best 'higher up' go-to guy would be my adopter and WikiFriend Yunshui who can sort literally any Wikipedia problem that I may cause. Please ensure that you attempted to fix the problem with myself before contacting him, he's busy enough as is.

Cheers, and have a good day. MM (Report findings) (Past espionage) 19:26, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

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WikiProject Horror Collaboration[edit]

Hello Matti, just want to let you know that I have finished my expansion on the article for the horror film I Drink Your Blood and I have already incorporated what I have done so far on the draft page into the actual article itself. However its still needs a little more work done to it though, namely giving proper citations to unsourced material, updating citations, and expanding the section on the film's controversy. At the moment I am finished with the article, and I am leaving it up to others to further modify and expand it. I am also working on a new article to collaborate on for WikiProject Horror. It is the article on the infamous horror character Leatherface which is pretty significant but, unfortunately, it is in a state of severe underdevelopment and suffering from poor writing and few sources. My plan is to expand it significantly so that it reaches its full potential, and quite possibly become a featured article like the one on Jason Voorhees. However, for this particular project I will need the help of as many editors as possible since the level of expansion needed would be too daunting for any one or even three editors. Similar to the other collaboration that I have done with I Drink Your Blood, I have already created a draft for the use of expanding the article which I will include the link here. Let me know whether or not you would be able to help expand the article on my talk page and see if you can get other people on this.--Paleface Jack (talk) 16:24, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

Jack. Heyho!
I'm... at a bit of a loss here man. I've been looking through things, and, well... I don't see why you've came to me about this. To my knowledge, i've never involved myself with horror stuff or indeed with WikiProject Horror. It's not my type of thing, and I haven't edited 'I drink your blood' either. I don't see any connections between the two of us in the past and My contributions as of recently isn't exactly sparkly, so, while i'm not criticising it, i'm certainly not understanding it, and, well, I just want to understand really. What made you decide to ask me?
On a side note though, looking through your contributions for an answer, I came to realise that WP:FILM had my old username in the Active Participants list, so thanks for the indirect reminder. MM (WhatIDo WHATIDO?) (Now THIS... I did.) 23:53, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

Hello again Matt, just thought I'd clarify as to why I asked you. I saw that you are good with sources which is why I asked if you were interested in this particular project, we need all the help we can get in finding sources for this article. As to the mention of I Drink Your Blood, I like to let people know what I have worked on so far just in case they are interested. Sorry about that mate, I should have clarified that a bit more.--Paleface Jack (talk) 15:30, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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Hi. You left a message on my talk page about admin. If i try what would happen? --Wyatt2049 | (talk) 13:08, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

Hi Wyatt2049. While I don't know for sure what others are thinking during one of the administrative runs, which most on Wikipedia call RFA, short for 'Requests For Adminship', the result of those who try to run with less than 10,000 edits is often the same. Wikipedia has a process called a 'SNOW Close', which you can read about at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Snowball_clause , but in a nutshell, experienced editors and Administrators may close something if the result is obviously a 'not going to happen', and if someone with your amount of time here, and amount of edits, tried to run for an Administrative position, I'm 98% sure you'd wind up as a 'SNOW Close' and no Admin position, or a very similar procedure that basically means the same thing, a 'Too Soon' close, which you can read about at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Too_soon and which means you're just not ready yet.

Seeing as you originally brought this question to @KrakatoaKatie: , I've asked her to come by the page and explain anything that I've missed. But, from my knowledge of Wikipedia's systems and users, if you tried to run for an Administrator position. It most likely won't last long or bring any good results for you. MM ('"HURRRR?) (Hmmmmm.) 13:28, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

What would happen is failure. You've posted the same message to my talk page twice now asking about administrator status though you don't edit regularly and you have less than 200 edits. I'll be blunt: going around to various editors' pages and asking how to be an administrator is a guarantee you won't succeed. It makes people think you're here for status or prestige (though I can guarantee adminship brings neither). We have serious, strong criteria for administrators because this is the fifth-most widely read site in the world, and we have had administrators who have abused the community's trust in the past. Stick around here for three or four years, edit broadly and with enthusiasm for the project, and it could be a possibility. Until that editing happens and you've become a fixture here, don't ask again. Katietalk 13:36, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

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Re: Oops?[edit]

Nope, that's a bug in the software; see this technical village pump thread. Graham87 13:20, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

RE: Strawberries[edit]

Thank you very much! I'd almost forgotten about that essay. Bob talk 19:29, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

Wrong place?[edit]

Hi MatticusMadness, First off, thanks so much for the cupcake and for responding to the ANI report! Admittedly, this is the first time I've filed one. Since you seem to be a lot more experienced than I am with ANI stuff, do you think I went to the wrong place with this? Judging by some of the other reports up there right now, it seems quite unusual that my report would have no comments other than yours. The only thing I can think of for why it's not getting responses is that maybe I was too vague (as in I didn't propose a solution). Any advice you could give would be much appreciated. :) Katniss May the odds be ever in your favor 14:24, 14 March 2017 (UTC)

Hi @KatnissEverdeen:. Now's the perfect time for a Hunger Games pun and I don't have one. I guess the odds weren't really in my favour for thinking up one huh? *Ba-Dum, tssss*
My experience with the Wiki is... Hit and miss, shall we say. Though with AN/I, I'm not too shoddy.
Allow me to share with you, some words from my Wiki-Mentor, Mr Yunshui, he once told me "think of AN/I as your big shiny red button" (or words to that affect), in effect, it was to suggest that ANI is best used if you cannot think of or locate any other options for where to take it. In your case, IPs causing trouble at several articles for a few years, well, I'm not going to say that you did wrong. I dare say there might be individuals that would suggest WP:RFPP depending on how many pages there were actually being hit. You'll have to forgive me, I looked into it as far as the subpage you made keeping track, did the notice I left on the case, then went to bed. I should also point out; that ANI is being a bit 'swamped' by the whole 'Vipul' matter, (long story short, Vipul pays some editors, some of them cause problems, and those participating can't agree on much) However, from my own scope, I believe it wasn't out of line to put it to that board.
I may have another suggestion coming up, and, the more I think about it, the more I think it could work. Are you familiar with WP:SPI , WP:SOCKPUPPET , WP:MEATPUPPET and WP:DUCK ? If you can prove that there's a connection and the WP:CHECKUSERs are convinced, that could lead to some of them being shorted out.
WP:3RR and WP:AIV may also be some help in cutting those that are quickly persistent.
Hope I've managed to be some help. Somehow. Heh. MM ('"HURRRR?) (Hmmmmm.) 17:13, 14 March 2017 (UTC)

(Note for Yunshui: If you're reading this because you were mentioned and are wondering what's going on. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Administrators%27_noticeboard/Incidents#Long-term_disruptive_IP_hopping_on_The_Simpsons-related_articles )

That's actually great advice! My initial reasoning for reporting to ANI was that the issue was so large (in terms of the fact that it was long-term and the sockmaster uses several different IP ranges with slightly differing endings to avoid detection/blocks). I did consider WP:RFPP, though I'm not sure how it would work as the IPs target four articles, and my fear is (as there are 28 seasons & respective pages for The Simpsons) that once those four are blocked the sockmaster will just move on to other seasons and vandalize those instead (and I doubt the admins at WP:RFPP would be pleased with me reporting 28 articles at once!). I have made one report to WP:ANI, but I'm generally unacquainted with the process. I'm sure it's not overly tough to figure out though.
The more I think about it, I think the best option would be to rangeblock the two most frequent IP ranges and get the four articles he's vandalizing semi-protected. I can't think of anything at the moment that would solve the problem I mentioned above with the IPs just moving to other pages after those four are blocked, but I'll keep thinking on that.
If you don't mind me asking for a bit more advice here, based on the solution I presented above, where would be the best place to report this (as the ANI report still hasn't gotten any comments other than yours, though it makes sense with a paid-editing issue that big)?
Oh and your Hunger Games pun there was quite good actually lol. Glad to meet someone who has a soft spot for Katniss too! :) Katniss May the odds be ever in your favor 01:15, 15 March 2017 (UTC)
Hello again MatticusMadness, sorry to not give you a chance to reply yet, but I wanted to let you know it appears things have resolved with my ANI report. The articles have been protected and the IP ranges all blocked for a month, so that should likely stop the disruption at least for a bit, I will re-report to WP:ANI and/or WP:RFPP if things continue. Thanks so much for the help, your advice and comments were very helpful and much appreciated! I guess the odds of this ANI report were ever in my favor after all! Katniss May the odds be ever in your favor 02:45, 16 March 2017 (UTC)
Ah. Phew! Good show! I wasn't sure where else to go with this myself to be perfectly honest @KatnissEverdeen: I saw your reply this morning and have had it on-off in my mind on where else would have worked for it. I couldn't think of where else by the time it got to NinjaRobotPirate getting on top of it. Hopefully such matters won't have to be re'Peeta'd, but it looks like a bit of a Quarter Quell out there... They 'Rue' the day they went off the 'arrow' of good editing, huh? Okay I'll stop. XD MM ('"HURRRR?) (Hmmmmm.) 03:12, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

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