User talk:Cliffsteinman

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Unblock please[edit]

{{unblock|1=I'm using WiFi from a Southwest Airlines flight. My IP is blocked and I paid $8 to keep editing on the plane, bummer. As you can see by my history I'm a reviewer, admin hopeful, rollbacker, can you unblock this IP please? The admin that initially put the block in place, WilliamH, is no longer an active user. Thank you. 184.169.0.0/16 is the IP it has me under...a /16 is an extremely wide IP range to block too. Couldn't this be narrowed so that registered and confirmed users like me can still edit from Southwest networks?}}

If I understand you correctly, you were blocked while on-board the flight. I assume that you are not blocked at your usual, or present, location? If you are, please say so here. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 12:03, 8 October 2013 (UTC)
I presume this flight is long since over. Kuru (talk) 01:02, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
That's correct. I'd still like to see this corrected for others who have this issue though. I was concerned how long it took to get a response and I noticed there is quite a backlog in the request for unblocks. I'd love to help with things like that as my degree is in Telecommunications and IPs are my specialty but it will probably be a while before I officially put in my RfA because of my edit count, I've had the userbox for quite some time but it's more wishful thinking than anything. cliffsteinman -- Discuss 12:59, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
Yes. The problem is that vandalism from mobile ISPs can only be prevented, or at least limited, by this sort of block. And the problem for established editors is only very temporary. The $8 fee allows you to access the internet, just not to edit on Wikipedia. I think there is no prospect of this changing. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 14:22, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
Incidentally I feel that a twelve-hour response, given that your request was posted around midnight, my time, is not unreasonable.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 14:27, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
I don't have the exact IP that you were assigned, but the range belongs to Direcway/HughesNet, and SWA is probably assigned IPs just like any other satellite customer. In any case, the range was heavily abused by sockpuppets and/or meatpuppets, so an unblock of the entire range is probably not a good idea, either. Any editor who is frequently caught behind rangeblocks may request IP block exemption to be able to edit from those ranges. ​—DoRD (talk)​ 14:58, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

Ingress Badge[edit]

I'm so far not that common with Wiki Talk and so on... Just wanted to answer you: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Userboxes/Games#Apps here to go to put your box - available for everyone ;-) theaelix (talk) 09:23, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Your Cool Ingress Badge[edit]

Thanks for allowing me to use your cool badge.and thank you for editing my hyperlink which is linked to a nonexistent username, I recently change global username from kixzer to franz710 ( which is my IGN btw ) I am from the enlightened fraction here in the Philippines (check the link https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JohnHanke/posts/XGKBaxYkGJw )I will be happy collaborating with you for the Ingress Page. You can add me to your G+ by emailing me. Franz710 Kixzer (talk) 22:54, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

General Hospital Page[edit]

Hi, I'm an autoconfirmed user and I got a message in my e-mail about someone editing the page and it was not an autoconfirmed user or a confirmed user. How do I go about getting the page semi-protected? Thank You in advance for your help. Kiraroshi1976 (talk) 17:48, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

You'll want to go to Wikipedia:RFP and put your request for protection at the top of the list. It looks like they're keeping up pretty well today so it may not take much time to get that taken care of. Thank you for your concern with the accuracy of Wikipedia and certainly let me know if you have any other questions! cliffsteinman -- Discuss 17:52, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I'm new to how use that tool. Would you be able to ask for the semi-protection of the page? I know how do some things on here and I am learning. I just don't want to make a mistake. Kiraroshi1976 (talk) 18:08, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
It's a very friendly community so you don't have to worry about making mistakes...as we know, nothing is permanent on here. Give it a shot and I'll adjust it if it needs it, you would certainly not be the worst request that's ever come across there. :D cliffsteinman -- Discuss 18:35, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I just tried to do it. I'm not sure if I did it right. You might want to check to make sure. Kiraroshi1976 (talk) 19:02, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
That looks great! Should be what they're looking for. cliffsteinman -- Discuss 19:06, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I appreciate your help. I don't like vandalism no matter if it's on here or at my home. Kiraroshi1976 (talk) 19:11, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the message![edit]

Hey thanks for the message and the feedback. I am enjoying finally contributing to wikipedia after using it so much for so long. I have some sort of obsession with seeing correct information... maybe that is part of why all of us get involved in editing... haha. I am trying to build up some cred so I can get more involved, like getting revert permission(or whatever it is called) so I can use huggle and have a bigger impact. Do you have any tips for a noob on building credibility and maximizing positive impact? Thanks!

Always sign your comments with ~~~~, that is easy to forget when you first start. Mainly it's just familiarize yourself with the policies, which are only guidelines, not rules. The main focus is to create an accurate, unbiased, encyclopedia. Copyright issues, vandalism, and things like that do come up but for the most part it's just creating and editing. I say there are no rules because sometimes an edit that constructively adds to an article or otherwise benefits the project as a whole may not be directly in line with a certain policy. Above all, what would you expect to see in a regular encyclopedia? Relevant information, not speculation, some pictures, citations for information that isn't general public knowledge...which is most things. Rollback rights aren't that big of a deal, it's a good first step as far as gaining more responsibility on here but undo does just as well, which you've used appropriately already. cliffsteinman -- Discuss 17:50, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

David Otunga Wikipedia[edit]

Hi Cliff, I saw that the page was edited without a source. I cannot confirm that he was released. The editing was done not with confirmed or auto confirmed user. Should I revert it back to how it was and explain that there needs to be a source to confirm that he was released? Kiraroshi1976 (talk) 23:04, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Certainly! I usually try and find a source just in case, but you're not obligated. Always leave a reason though. Thank you :D cliffsteinman -- Discuss 23:20, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! I wouldn't mind if there was a source but I couldn't find one so I thought it should have be deleted without one. I even went on WWE's web site. Much appreciated. I have updated it with my reason. Kiraroshi1976 (talk) 00:03, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
Indeed, BLP (biography of a living person) articles often have more wishful updates than factual. Or cited by a page that is mostly unknown. Since it's supposed to be a live encyclopedia, references have to be very credible. This is the first place many people look for information about a person. cliffsteinman -- Discuss 00:09, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
I totally agree. I have deleted the sentence since there was no reference and asked the user to create a login ID and password and not use an IP address.Kiraroshi1976 (talk) 00:14, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
I have a problem. His page keeps getting updated by an IP address. Should I have it protected? There was no source again for his release.01:02, 2 August 2014 (UTC) Kiraroshi1976 (talk) 01:06, 2 August 2014 (UTC)