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March 2017 WikiCup newsletter[edit]

And so ends the first round of the competition, with 4 points required to qualify for round 2. It would have been 5 points, but when a late entrant was permitted to join the contest in February, a promise was made that his inclusion would not result in the exclusion of any other competitor. To achieve this, the six entrants that had the lowest positive score of 4 points have been added to the 64 people who otherwise would have qualified. As a result, some of the groups have nine contestants rather than eight. Our top four scorers in round 1 were:

  • Scotland Cas Liber, last year's winner, led the field with two featured articles on birds and a total score of 674.
  • European Union Iry-Hor, a WikiCup newcomer, came next with a featured article, a good article and a tally of 282 bonus points for a score of 517. All these points came from the article Nyuserre Ini, an Ancient Egyptian pharaoh,
  • Japan 1989, another WikiCup newcomer, was in joint third place at 240. 1989 has claimed points for two featured lists and one good article relating to anime and comedy series, all of which were awarded bonus points.
  • South Australia Peacemaker67 shared third place with five good articles and thirteen good article reviews, mostly on naval vessels. He is also new to the competition.

The largest number of DYKs have been submitted by Vivvt and The C of E, who each claimed for seven, and MBlaze Lightning achieved eight articles at ITN. Carbrera and Peacemaker67 each claimed for five GAs and Krishna Chaitanya Velaga was well out in front for GARs, having reviewed 32. No featured pictures, featured topics or good topics yet, but we have achieved three featured articles and a splendid total of fifty good articles.

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Respond[edit]

My edit was based on Wikipedia:Categorization/Ethnicity, gender, religion and sexuality, which cited: Categories regarding religious beliefs or lack of such beliefs of a living person should not be used unless the subject has publicly self-identified with the belief in questionand WP:NONDEF: which cited Categorization by non-defining characteristics should be avoided. It is sometimes difficult to know whether or not a particular characteristic is "defining" for any given topic, and there is no one definition that can apply to all situations. However, the following suggestions or rules-of-thumb may be helpful:. Hope my edit wasn't a controversial. It can be verified that the subject was an atheist, but it should also be that key defining trait that the subject was prominently noted for or defining characteristic, Thanks for your concern and have a nice day.--Jobas (talk) 05:00, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

If in several of the articles, that criteria was met, and the WP:NONDEF would not apply, feel more than free to revert or undo my edit. Have a nice day.--Jobas (talk) 05:09, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
In several of the articles, like Matt Kirshen and Keira Knightley, it is plainly stated, with WP:RS, that the subject is an atheist. WP:NONDEF does not apply in these circumstances. Also, considering the speed of the edits (approx. 2/min), it seems doubtful that you took the time to read the entire article or verify the sources in question. That is not indicative of constructive editing. I'll be reviewing the edits and reverting as needed. Thank you, caknuck ° needs to be running more often 05:12, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
Well i readed it, for example in Keira Knightley article, it's only instances "atheist" once inside the article. I don't deny that she is atheist, but it isn't a key defining trait that Keira Knightley was prominently noted for i guess, same for Matt Kirshen, yet I'm not terribly against categorisation, so you can reviewing the edits and reverting as needed, I will not going to persists, Have a nice day.--Jobas (talk) 05:32, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
Look at Martin Folkes; he founded an atheist society in 18th Century England. That's pretty damn defining. caknuck ° needs to be running more often 05:36, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
Yes i do agree about him, i think it was by mistake or unintentional, I will revert it, Thanks for letting me know.--Jobas (talk) 05:38, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Anti-Islamic hate sentiments[edit]

Hi, I'm not sure where to post this as the intervention against vandalism page bot automatically archives it. The user responsible for the following diffs has been blocked; several of his edit summaries have already been obscured but these offensive ones remain. They are directed at Muslim users and accuse us of having an "agenda", committing "vandalism", and being "monsters". I would be most grateful if they could be obscured. Thank you. [1][2][3][4][5][6][7] 159.148.89.162 (talk) 10:26, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

I have struck two of the remaining edit summaries that were particularly offensive. I would rather leave the ones marked along the lines of "Rv pro-Islamic vandalism", because they help non-Admins to understand the kinds of edit-warring this user was engaged in. Thank you, caknuck ° needs to be running more often 16:15, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Undergarment[edit]

Hey there, I see you protected Undergarment with {{pp-dispute}}. I thought I should let you know there is no dispute, just one relentlessly persistent editor, Fangusu, who has been using a string of sockpuppets and IPs to disrupt a number of articles for nearly a decade, and this is one of her favourite targets. See Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Fangusu/Archive or Wikipedia:Long-term abuse/Fangusu for more info if you like. Cheers. Ivanvector (Talk/Edits) 18:55, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the context. I'll update the template to {{pp-sock}}. caknuck ° needs to be running more often 19:06, 29 March 2017 (UTC)
I also updated the protection on the pages (also Toe socks) to reflect the correct reason. Thanks again, caknuck ° needs to be running more often 19:14, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

Your comment about forum shopping[edit]

How exactly is bringing a case to the admin's attention forum shopping? did you even look at the page and the history? It's not a content dispute at all. Liftam is being disruptive. You also violated AGF by calling my report an attempt to forum shop. What else am I supposed to do if not contact an admin? Sir Joseph (talk) 19:37, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

@Sir Joseph:, it's forum shopping because you twice reported @Liftarn: at WP:AN3, and were instructed to bring it to WP:ANI, and not WP:AIV. Going to WP:AIV makes it look like you are trying to have him blocked, and not trying to build consensus or resolve the dispute. caknuck ° needs to be running more often 19:43, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
So an admin board about vandalism should not be used about vandalism? And I have no intention of bringing him to ANI. Unfortunately, ANI is a horrible place. If I bring him there, someone will dig through my history, find a post where I once posted something and then do crazy stuff. I have no interest in mob rule. But I guess you are OK with a POV pusher ruining an article. Sir Joseph (talk) 20:33, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
Your situation is a content dispute and not vandalism. caknuck ° needs to be running more often 20:43, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

Suzanne Olsson[edit]

Minor comment, the editor turned out to be one of the real Suzanne Olsson's socks. Doug Weller talk 13:25, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

@Doug Weller: I saw that. The sock block went through right after I placed my warning on their talk page. Thanks! caknuck ° needs to be running more often 13:27, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

Removal of Art Spaces- Outdoor Sculpture Collection, Inc Article[edit]

Hello, I'm a current intern with the organization listed above. As I was updated out wki page to reflect the changes the organizations have had as well as added some more detail information (including a name change) it seems your account contested the page for speedy deletion. As I was not in the office to check and contest the nomination for speedy deletion all of my hard work was removed. Though it mat seem like copyright infringement, because as an organization we would like to keep the language we use across the board as consisted as we can as you can imagine. I am not totally sure where to go form here, I don't particularly want to through the process of re updating all of the information that I have already once updated. If we could resolved this I would be very appreciative. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wlawson3 (talkcontribs) 19:45, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

@Wlawson3: As you are an employee of the organization, you should not be editing its article. Please review the policy on conflict of interest for more detail. Furthermore, no one editor gets to control the wording of an article, as this is a collaborative project. Thank you, caknuck ° needs to be running more often 02:21, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

Battle of Mount Tabor (1799)[edit]

Bit confused by your protection. How is this in the ARBPIA topic area? ~ Rob13Talk 20:51, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

Actually, Battle of Mount Tabor (biblical) as well. Note that the Arab-Israeli conflict started in the 20th century. ~ Rob13Talk 20:52, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
@BU Rob13:, I was confused about the WP:RFPP request at first. I thought for a moment that the wrong article had been linked in the request, so I EC'ed the biblical one. Once I delved into the edit history of the 1799 article, I saw some edit warring over casualties, location (Palestine vs. Israel), so I saw the reasoning. I guess the decision was made to cast the "Arab-Israeli ArbCom decision net" a bit wider in this instance. I left the EC protection on the biblical article for the time being, but I see no problem with removing it. Let me know.

--Thanks, caknuck ° needs to be running more often 22:01, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

The actual WP:ARBPIA3#500/30 remedy applies only to pages in the topic area, not edits, so we typically don't use that as a rationale for protecting pages which are only tenuously (at best) related to the topic area. Note also that the standard is "reasonably construed" to be in the topic area, not "broadly construed". On the other hand, you can place discretionary sanctions related to WP:ARBPIA, which is broadly construed. That doesn't support indefinite ECP, in my opinion, but you could use that to justify a finite protection time as an arb enforcement action related to edits associated with the topic area. Hope that's helpful. ~ Rob13Talk 23:47, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
Fair enough. I saw the request at WP:RPP with the message "Arbitration enforcement", so I took it at face value. I'll reduce the duration at 1799 and remove the protection at "biblical". Thanks, caknuck ° needs to be running more often 00:01, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

Wikiproject![edit]

Hello, Caknuck! I saw you recently edited a page related to the Green party and green politics. There is a WikiProject that has been formed - WikiProject Green Politics and I thought this might be something you'd be interested in joining! So please head on over to the project page and take a look! Thanks for your time. Me-123567-Me (talk) 18:30, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

May 2017 WikiCup newsletter[edit]

The second round of the competition has now closed, with just under 100 points being required to qualify for round 3. YellowEvan just scraped into the next round with 98 points but we have to say goodbye to the thirty or so competitors who didn't achieve this threshold; thank you for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia. Our top scorers in round 2 were:

  • Scotland Cas Liber, led the field with five featured articles, four on birds and one on astronomy, and a total score of 2049, half of which came from bonus points.
  • Japan 1989 was in second place with 826 points, 466 of which were bonus points. 1989 has claimed points mostly relating to anime and Japanese-related articles.
  • South Australia Peacemaker67 took third place with two FAs, one GA and seven GARs, mostly on naval vessels or military personnel, scoring 543 points.
  • Other contestants who scored over 400 points were Freikorp, Carbrera, and Czar. Of course all these points are now wiped out and the 32 remaining contestants start again from zero in round 3.

Vivvt submitted the largest number of DYKs (30), and MBlaze Lightning achieved 13 articles at ITN. Carbrera claimed for 11 GAs and Argento Surfer performed the most GARs, having reviewed 11. So far we have achieved 38 featured articles and a splendid 132 good articles. Commendably, 279 GARs have been achieved so far, more than double the number of GAs.

So, on to the third round. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 2 but before the start of round 3 can be claimed in round 3. Remember too that you must claim your points within 10 days of "earning" them. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally.

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Administrators' newsletter – May 2017[edit]

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WTDY-FM[edit]

Hello there! My name is Alex jirgens (talk) 20:09, 12 May 2017 (UTC) , and I am an editor of mostly radio station pages. For the last several months, WTDY-FM has had their page hijacked by persistent vandalism from what appears to be random IP addresses and/or spambots (typically 2 of them). During the months of March and April, I have requested temporary protection status, which was granted, and would expire after 30 days. This seems to do the trick; however, once that protection is gone, it goes right back to being vandalized. It is getting out of hand, as I and another user would try to revert their edits, but would more or less reappear the next day. Is there a way that the page can receive permanent protection? So far, I have requested another protection status. Thank you.

(Alex jirgens (talk) 20:09, 12 May 2017 (UTC))

@Alex jirgens:, I have semi-protected the page for 6 months. If the vandalism resumes in November, then indef protection may be in order. Thanks, caknuck ° needs to be running more often 22:02, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Please unprotect this page[edit]

Please decrease the semi-protection expiry time for "San Francisco (sans-serif typeface)" from August 15, 2017 to May 22, 2017. I am sorry I will not make any disruptive edits to that page. Thanks! 64.237.236.136 (talk) 14:06, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

(talk page watcher) @64.237.236.136: if you would like to request an edit to the page while it is protected, please use the {{edit semi-protected}} template. See the link for instructions. Ivanvector (Talk/Edits) 14:15, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
@anon -- Ain't gonna happen. caknuck ° needs to be running more often 14:22, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

Please decrease the protection time to 1 week, I promise i will not make any disruptive edits to this page. 64.237.236.136 (talk) 14:35, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

As stated previously, please use the {{edit semi-protected}} template to make such requests on the article talk page. Thank you. --Ebyabe talk - Opposites Attract ‖ 17:15, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

66.242.67.110[edit]

66.242.67.110 (talk · contribs · WHOIS)

Hi,

I was just curious if you saw the block log for this IP address when you blocked them. I know that most admins generally escalate block durations overtime, and considering the very long negative/bad editing history of this IPs edits, it's probably a lot more likely that many vandals will have access this IP address rather than constructive editors. Regards. 172.58.24.68 (talk) 20:53, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

I did. While most of the anon's edits have been nonconstructive, there's no real pattern to their vandalism (targets, types of edits, POV pushing, etc.) I'm usually against long-term blocks of IPs, unless the vandalism is non-stop or it's a known static IP. I'll have a look at the IP's contributions early next week, and if the vandalism resumes, I'll slap a longer block on them. caknuck ° needs to be running more often 21:00, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – June 2017[edit]

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KUDL[edit]

Hey, Caknuck! I have a question to ask. On the KUDL/Sacramento page, user ViperSnake151 (who I've had issues with in the past and have brought in NeutralHomer to revert some of the things he has done) keeps deleting information (such as final song on when the station was on KDND, final song on Star and the first on the new 106.5 the End, and the actual audio sources from those (which NeutralHomer has pointed out in the past that you can't copyright over-the-air audio and is therefore free to use)). He has done this several times since February of this year on the page alone, and its aggravating to keep having to re-add factual information he insists on deleting (under the basis of "useless/random trivia", which actually adds to something). Is there a way that he can be warned about consistent deleting or some other action? Thank you.

(Alex jirgens (talk) 01:03, 3 June 2017 (UTC))

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WikiCup 2017 July newsletter[edit]

The third round of the competition has finished in a flurry of last minute activity, with 288 points being required to qualify for round 4. It was a hotly competitive round with all but four of the contestants exceeding the 106 points that was necessary to proceed to round 4 last year. Coemgenus and Freikorp tied on 288, and both have been allowed to proceed, so round 4 now has one pool of eight competitors and one of nine.

Round 3 saw the achievement of a 26-topic Featured topic by MPJ-DK as well as 5 featured lists and 13 featured articles. PanagiotisZois and SounderBruce achieved their first ever featured articles. Carbrera led the GA score with 10, Tachs achieved 17 DYKs and MBlaze Lightning 10 In the news items. There were 167 DYKs, 93 GARs and 82 GAs overall, this last figure being higher than the number of GAs in round 2, when twice as many people were taking part. Even though contestants performed more GARs than they achieved GAs, there was still some frustration at the length of time taken to get articles reviewed.

As we start round 4, we say goodbye to the fifteen or so competitors who didn't quite make it; thank you for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 3 but before the start of round 4 can be claimed in round 4. Remember too that you must claim your points within 10 days of "earning" them (some people have fallen foul of this rule and the points have been removed).

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Disruption from single IP that you blocked earlier[edit]

You blocked the IP in this AIV you responded to. The IP is continuing to post frivolous edit requests at Talk:List of programs broadcast by TV Land (review the history for the 4 July and 11 July edits). Could you block for a longer period? --Izno (talk) 01:01, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

@Izno:  Done Range block reapplied, for 3 months this time. Thanks! caknuck ° needs to be running more often 06:08, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

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