User talk:Clarke43

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A kitten for you![edit]

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For your tidying-up work.

Stuartyeates (talk) 09:34, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

Thanks also from me. I've just taken to the Department of Corrections (New Zealand) article to remove a large section which seems to be little but POV pushing. Nick-D (talk) 11:59, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

Thanks guys - I'll keep chipping away when I get time. We don't really seem to have that many editors working on the NZ crime/justice related articles, so it will take a while, but I don't feel for the sake of anyone who uses Wikipedia that we can leave some of these pages in the state they are in now. Clarke43 (talk) 07:21, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

NZ SAS article[edit]

Great work with this article as well - it's been long overdue for improvements, and its great to see them happening. Regards, Nick-D (talk) 10:51, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

Invitation to join MILHIST[edit]

Your name in lights[edit]

As user:Nick-D, the administrator who originally banned Brooking asks here, why people give "so much credence to his claims seems curious". This article is full of basic errors which seems to show that the journalist didn't actually do any checking on WP themselves. As WP:COFF states "the posting of off-wiki correspondence on Wikipedia is discouraged unless it benefits the project". I'm glad I didn't get involved. Clarke43 (talk) 09:36, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

Agreed. It's a shame that the journalist didn't consider whether someone who was blocked for attempting to use Wikipedia as a platform to attack Ms Collins (among other people) would also use this as a mechanism to keep up his attacks on her. It's notable that he only started complaining on his blog after his sockpuppet accounts were also spotted and blocked. Nick-D (talk) 10:21, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
I'm not sure that that last comment is 100% true. There's a deleted post on the blog which covers similar ground. That appears to precede all of his blocks (unless there's another historic sock I'm not aware of). Stuartyeates (talk) 10:30, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks Stuart, that's a good point. I was referring to him complaining about being blocked. BTW, anyone who is reading this page via the NZ Herald story will fight relevant background at Talk:Judith Collins‎, User talk:Offender9000‎ (Mr Brooking's main account), Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Offender9000 and Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Archive250#On-wiki badness moves to major newspaper. Nick-D (talk) 10:56, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
Another useful page for background is Wikipedia:Contributor copyright investigations/Offender9000, where Mr Brooking's plagiarism of the NZ Herald (and others) is scrubbed from wikipedia. Stuartyeates (talk) 11:18, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Kevin Herewini for deletion[edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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