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This person is not notable, and certainly doesn't need 14 seperate wiki articles on each of his works, none of which are notable or sourced, nor is he. He appears to be a hack bedroom producer that simply uploads his content to illegal file sharing sites. I've nomined him for speedy deletion. Please also assist removing the other 12+ pages he has made himself, apparently, linked to in his page all of which are not sourced.


IP warning[edit]

Maybe it would be better had I started with a higher-level warning, but it doesn't seem right to post two consecutive warnings when the IP, however bad, made no edits in between. Should one of the warnings be removed? Thanks. Dustin (talk) 14:44, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

If you want to. I don't think it's a problem. ... discospinster talk 14:46, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
Oh, okay then. Dustin (talk) 14:48, 25 June 2015 (UTC)


So how can I word her performance in the Fifa WWC 2015 ,and the goal in the quarter final, and be "neutral" at the same time.

This is part of her career history and one of her defining moments. It needs to be part of her page in some form. Wikipedia is not intended to stroke egos or "only write good stuff so we don't hurt anyone's feelings".

Is there a reliable source that describes this as her "defining moment"? Otherwise you're just adding your opinion. ... discospinster talk 20:55, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

"defining moment" you can argue is an opinion. Fair enough. But, the play did happen, and is a factual event. It should be allowed on her page at least as a factual description. This isnt' a "Wikipedia so people's feelings don't get hurt". There are plenty of athletes who have made mistakes and it is reported on their wiki. I can put up the facts only which is in the spirit of Wikipedia.


You're fast! I was just about to block him as well, thanks for saving me the job :)--5 albert square (talk) 00:46, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

No problem. ... discospinster talk 00:48, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
I'm not sure why they picked on @Ponyo:........--5 albert square (talk) 00:54, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
I've given up on looking for motivation... ... discospinster talk 00:57, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
We've had previous run ins.--Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 18:31, 30 June 2015 (UTC)


Thank you for blocking him! You may also want to consider User:Larrystylinsonmeow, who only made one edit, vandalism on Midnight Memories, and who seems to be the same person. Best, Pax Verbum 01:09, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, I got that one as well. ... discospinster talk 01:14, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
5 albert square is right. You are fast. :) -Pax Verbum 01:18, 30 June 2015 (UTC)


Hi Admin ,

i found That You Have Removed one Page

This is a Website Famous in Kerala , They Got many Awards & Acceptance , Popular in Cell Phone Training & Unlocking Unlocking is legal in india , and there is no article in wiki that states the companies or websites which provides unlocking service ,

i can provide some reference , so is there anything needed to un delete this article , and help me to write a proffessional ...article regard this subject

Ya i made a mistake. my appologies.

I moved it to your userspace for now. See User:Sibipaul/Fastunlocker. ... discospinster talk 12:22, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Yes, the correct one is Cool for the Summer (song) and it was created BEFORE Cool for the Summer who copied what I had begin editing on the page. When mine didn't have the picture yet, there's did not either.

The other one has a title consistent with the style of naming articles. So further information you have about it can go on that one. ... discospinster talk 14:23, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Wut Hmone Shwe Yee[edit]

An article that is already has about wutt hmone shwe yi is wrong. Her name is not Wut Hmone Shwe Yee. That wrong article's display title is Wut Hmone Shwe Yee. Her right name is Wutt Hmone Shwe Yi. So, I am trying to get a right wikipedia of Wutt Hmone Shwe Yi. If you let not me to create a new article about her, pls delete her wrong article named Wut Hmone Shwe Yee that has already in wikipedia. if not, your wikipedia information cannot provide right information to users. Please think and accept my request.

f I can possible, I want to edit that wrong title Wut Hmone Shwe Yee to right title Wutt Hmone Shwe Yi. But I cannot edit that tile because I am not the author of that article Wut Hmone Shwe Yee. That author at also do not edit that wrong display title of his article. He ignore his wikipedia page. He also do not edit for a long time. So, pls let me edit right display title of that article. if you let not me to edit, pls delete that wrong article and let me to create a new right article. This case is very important for me. I said this case repeat and repeat to your wikipedia admins. But anyone don't care my apologize. Whenever I say this case to wikipedia admins, your admins always admonish me to block my account. This is disappointed to me. So, please I hope you will help me.

To rename an article you have to move it instead of copying the content under a new name. If you can't move it yourself you can ask an admin at WP:REQMOVE. Since I am an admin I can do it. ... discospinster talk 17:29, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Origin of the Fête de la Musique[edit]

Dear Discospinster,

I am surprised that the correct narrative regarding the origin of the Fête de la Musique has been deleted. The story has been authenticated by several journalists, most recently by the Telévision Suisse Romande. Here is the link:

Joel Cohen, the originator of the basic idea in 1976, and the author of this communication, is thanked at the end of the clip for his concept by Jack Lang, who had previously claimed its paternity.

Thanks very much for your attention to this matter. I believe the documentation concerning the origin of the Fête is now sufficiently clear and definitive. Please restore the accurate text submitted on June 30, 2015. (talk) 14:15, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

The content was originally unreferenced. You can reinstate it and add the link that you noted above, by placing it after the text between these two tags: <ref>[link]</ref>. ... discospinster talk 19:22, 2 July 2015 (UTC)


Hey. Would you be able to block this IP for the exact same reason as this user you just blocked. Cheers. DaHuzyBru (talk) 14:20, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

Done. ... discospinster talk 14:21, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

Safiye Sultan[edit]

This is not truth that she was of Albanian descendant. She was Venetian: Sophia Baffo...this is not an Albanian name. Also Albanians are Muslim, and no Muslim woman came as a slave to the Ottoman Harem.

You are removing content that has sources, and you are not explaining why in the edit summary. That is why I reverted your edits. ... discospinster talk 22:04, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

IP editor on Bernie Sanders[edit]

I have to question whether it is worth responding to that kind of comment. The IP used multiple profanities to refer to other editors, expresses its personal political hatreds, and doesn't seem to want to attempt to be constructive. Dustin (talk) 22:03, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

I just looked at the IP's talk page and see that it has been blocked. Sorry to bother you. Dustin (talk) 22:04, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

No problem. ... discospinster talk 22:05, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

Playing Catch with Destiny[edit]

The page has been validated... what else do you need? Golden029 (talk) 14:54, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

I'm just noting that you're not supposed to remove speedy delete tags on articles you created. You have to wait for someone else to review it. ... discospinster talk 14:55, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Question re: recent deletion[edit]

Hi, Discospinster. In following edits by an IP with whom we've both recently crossed paths, I tend to agree with their removal of content and edit summary here: [1]; is there any rationale for keeping this controversy section? Thanks, 2601:188:0:ABE6:99FD:4E02:9E12:4A31 (talk) 22:30, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

If it's kept it would have to be severely pared down (WP:UNDUE) and accompanied by more secondary reliable sources to show that it's a significant event. ... discospinster talk 22:32, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of Reversion Hires.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Thankyou for always keeping my user page vandalism free, and blocking those who vandalize it. Much appreciated! Face-smile.svg Azealia911 talk 22:28, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. ... discospinster talk 22:39, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

erica frank[edit]

Hi. Thanks for writing me? I was communicating with Dr Frank, and noted it was incorrect as 1972. I now see it is corrected, so it doesn't matter if who made the fix. Joel

OK. It's always a good idea to fill in the edit summary when you make a change to an article, to let others know what you're doing, so they know there's a reason for it. ... discospinster talk 11:29, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

IP hopping edit warrior at Jenna Fischer[edit]

Hi - I note you blocked the IP, however, they have just left an edit warring warning at my talk page with a new IP. -- WV 01:50, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

OK I'll keep an eye on it. ... discospinster talk 01:51, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Why am I the bad guy when Mr. WV blindly reverts anything he doesn't like? He's just as culpable as I am, and likely related to this dude. (talk) 01:53, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

If you think that's the case then open a sockpuppet investigation instead of continually adding it under different IPs. ... discospinster talk 01:57, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
Right. I'm the Best Known For Vandal who typically uses IPs from South America but has also been using a registered account to occasionally remove "best known" from articles because with three years of experience and more than 14K edits to my credit I want to be caught and have my account blocked for socking. You can't be serious. -- WV 02:20, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
Well maybe this personality doesn't but one of your other ones does. Why should I know what's going on in that head of yours. (talk) 02:40, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Sam Malclmson[edit]

My source is myself Sam Malcolmson.

My Wikipedia Account is Fisgard 51 for confirmation

I'm sorry but we have no way of knowing who is using this account. The external source on the page gives different facts from what you are adding. Is there another external source that verifies the date of birth, etc.? ... discospinster talk 01:53, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Question about edit[edit]

Hi, Where in the policy and guideline pages is the rule below? Thanks,

Debates internal to Wikipedia are not appropriate in the articles themselves (unless they've been noted in reliable secondary sources) . . .
"Wikipedia articles (or Wikipedia mirrors) are not reliable sources for any purpose." There's also the policy against original research, so everything has to be attributable to an external source. And it's just not something that is important to the article itself. ... discospinster talk 20:36, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

The Terror from Terre Haute[edit]

Hi Disco, thanks for this revert. The IP is one of many hoppers from Indiana, US bent on article disruption. This IP geolocates to Terre Haute. This report might help you to visualize the scope of the disruption. Regards, Cyphoidbomb (talk) 14:28, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

At least the user is not out... killing people or something. ;-) ... discospinster talk 14:29, 9 July 2015 (UTC)


the point of it is that White is not a professional curator, and that he's best known for his libel on Nordegren. Nobody know of him besides for that fact.

So that goes in his own article, not the one about Byrne. ... discospinster talk 14:52, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

Kennedy Meeks[edit]

Hi Discospinster, thanks for your message. Can you explain why you are opposed to this picture being removed if another is added? The picture is old and outdated as the subject of the article has worked hard to lose weight during his college career. I would like to add a more up to date picture. Please stop reverting my edits. Mwrcwms (talk) 14:54, 9 July 2015 (UTC)Mwrcwms

So wait until you have the new picture and then add it. The one that's there is perfectly appropriate and there is no valid reason to remove it. Besides, we don't know that he wants the picture removed. ... discospinster talk 14:55, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
Discospinster, thanks for your reply. I am working to add a new one. Yes, I do know that Meeks wants the picture removed.
But how do you know this? ... discospinster talk 14:58, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
Discospinster, I know this because I taught a class about Wikipedia yesterday. Meeks attended the class and said that he wanted the picture from his page removed. Mwrcwms (talk) 15:01, 9 July 2015 (UTC)Mwrcwms
Even if that is true it doesn't justify removing it. Like I said, the subject of the article doesn't have control over what's in it if the content is appropriate. ... discospinster talk 15:04, 9 July 2015 (UTC)


why did you delete this? --Thahouseusers2015 (talk) 14:56, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

Because it did not indicate how the subject is important. See WP:SD#A7 for more information. ... discospinster talk 15:00, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

Semi protect[edit]

Hey. Would you be able to semi-protect Gerald Green? Those type of edits are not going to stop anytime soon with this reported sports signing that he is involved in. DaHuzyBru (talk) 14:57, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

Erm, I didn't mean indefinite full protection... Just semi for a day or so to stop anons jumping the gun. DaHuzyBru (talk) 15:03, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
Oops, finger slipped. I fixed it. ... discospinster talk 15:06, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
Yeah no worries. Thanks a lot, keep up your good work! DaHuzyBru (talk) 15:08, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

Gerald Green[edit]

Hey i just wanted to let you know, Gerald actually plays for the Heat as of today. i saw that the person who edited it made some sloppy editing, but he's right. (talk) 20:35, 9 July 2015 (UTC)anonymous

It wasn't that it was sloppy but it was unsourced. ... discospinster talk 21:54, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

well maybe you're right, but nba gametime, espn, and yahoo sports all reported it. but i guess you're deleting it so people won't jump the gun, like with DeAndre Jordan. (talk) 02:30, 10 July 2015 (UTC)anonymous oh wait lol yeah he didn't put the source i guess i didn't understand what you were saying haha whoops2601:3C0:4000:5278:8D32:319D:F596:11B9 (talk) 02:32, 10 July 2015 (UTC)anonymous

So if all of these sources are reporting it (that it's taken place, not that there are "reports" of it), then those should be added and there won't be a problem. But there's often an issue with editors adding deliberately false information, and that's why there's an insistence on having a secondary source. ... discospinster talk 03:10, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

yeah you're right2601:3C0:4000:5278:8D32:319D:F596:11B9 (talk) 03:26, 10 July 2015 (UTC)anonymous

2015 Pan American Games[edit]

Please see Talk:2015 Pan American Games#Renaming of venues in Games-related internal links. The other editor refuses to look at the evidence that shows constructs for similar events. I know FIFA World Cup events best, but it's also been done for Olympic Games as well. Walter Görlitz (talk) 14:38, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Legionnaire Legion of Merit Recipient[edit] This is a link to my fathers linkedin account. He was awarded the legion of merit in 2008 upon retirement from the U.S. Army. Name: Brian S. Horvath

Mimas and the Death Star[edit]

You reverted for making a change noting a resemblance to the Death Star. Upon examination, I noticed that it indeed does bear a great resemblance to the Death Star, so great that I decided to check the rest of the article for relevant information. Indeed, a later part of the article notes the resemblance to the Death Star. I may question whether that addition belongs in the lead, but it actually might not have been with malicious intent that the IP made that edit (although there clearly was vandalism coming from that IP just earlier today). In any case, I just thought I'd notify you! Regards, Dustin (talk) 23:05, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

I see. Thanks for the follow up. ... discospinster talk 23:33, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Why you undo my edit dude?[edit]

Your reverted my edit bro as I was doin it. I am a art history major with iq of 180. You is a bully Disco.

Suggestion for Nawazuddin Siddiqui Article[edit]

Could you please add some more information from his struggling years? He shared a lot of slices of his life in an episode of Comedy Nights with Kapil on Colors TV, India. Those antics are both entertaining and motivational. Thank you. (talk) 04:40, 23 July 2015 (UTC) Suhas S Chowdhury, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

I don't know anything about this person. If you can find some reliable sources talking about these experiences then feel free to add them to the article or tell me on my talk page and I will do it. ... discospinster talk 12:17, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

Recent IP block[edit]

Hello, you have just blocked this IP for just 31 hours. It was IP's second time to get blocked within 2 days, I think it should have been at least 48 hour block. This IP is doing serious level vandalism in local language. Thank you. --Human3015Send WikiLove  02:07, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

The first block was only 12 hours so I just went up a "step". ... discospinster talk 02:08, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Deleted Page[edit]

The Night Runners[edit]

Hi I recently wanted to work on this page and saw it had been deleted for poor notability and references. I believe I have the proper references and am requesting if I may submit some changes to the page and see if it gets accepted. Thank you so very much for your time and will be here patiently waiting for your response at your earliest convenience. Vlolv (talk) 04:01, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

I had deleted it because it was blanked by the original author. If you are interested in trying again, it would be a good idea to start in your user space (e.g. The Night Runners) to make sure it doesn't get deleted while you're working on it. ... discospinster talk 15:50, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

July 2015[edit]

Information icon Hi Discospinster. Thank you for your work on patrolling new pages and tagging for speedy deletion. I'm just letting you know that I declined your deletion request for Beware of the penguins, a page that you tagged for speedy deletion, because the criterion you used or the reason you gave does not cover this kind of page. I didn't actually decline this one personally, but I noticed the removal of the tag and support it. There is no doubt this doesn't belong in the project, and I've PROD'd it as such, but there is no promotional language at all in this stub. As such, it does not meet WP:G11. Let me know if you disagree, and I'm happy to discuss it. Thanks! Please take a moment to look at the suggested tasks for patrollers, criteria for speedy deletion, and particularly, the section covering non-criteria. Such pages are best tagged with proposed deletion or proposed deletion for biographies of living persons, or sent to the appropriate deletion discussion. Thanks! ~ RobTalk 04:48, 29 July 2015 (UTC)


Thanks for reverting the vandalism edits on my talk page! :).. What did he write? --TIAYN (talk) 07:16, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

I sent you an e-mail. ... discospinster talk 15:47, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Ivica Strok[edit]

Please refer to the Talk page that I have amended on the Wikipedia article for Ivica Strok. Please clarify why this Football Manager character cannot have his own page while several other video game characters do?

Furthermore, please refer to the following sources which highlight the effect he has had on contemporary culture;

The article is written as if he were real. That's why it's a hoax. ... discospinster talk 20:44, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
You do not know the meaning of the word hoax. There is no reason for you have deleted this article without even having a discussion about ways to improve the article. What happened to assuming good faith? Calm down FFS. RealDealBillMcNeal (talk) 20:50, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
No reason to discuss joke articles. ... discospinster talk 20:52, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
Again, you're assuming bad faith in presuming it is a joke article. I guess there's a reason Wikipedia editors have a certain reputation. RealDealBillMcNeal (talk) 21:17, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

I have now added the caveat that Ivica Strok was a character in the video game Football Manager. Thanks.

Dude, I added the caveat that Ivica Strok was a video game character and you still deleted it. Come on man. And now it's locked and I can't add it again like wtf. It's written like a footballer's wikipedia page because he's a football character. It isn't a "joke" article, it's an article about a video game character - you going to go delete the ones about Mario or Sonic now? He's had articles written about him, come on man. T0TheBitterEnd (talk) 20:52, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Your so-called caveat was that he appeared in the video game. You did not note that he is fictional. You added categories that are meant for actual persons, like Category:Commanders of the Order of the British Empire. Your intention was clearly to imply that he's real. How about you write a draft in your user space, that makes it more clear that it's a fictional character, and have someone review it to see whether it's ready for the main article space. ... discospinster talk 21:02, 3 August 2015 (UTC)


Hi, I've made several edits to the music wiki page of starkillers only to have been reverted by a rookie editor. I seek your assistance. This article is full of wiki:puff including talks of funding from (fictional) gangsters, unsubstatiated claims of chartings, an un-notable podcast internet radio show, etc. Its clearly authored by the dj himself as in the ASSOCIATED ACTS section, when you check to edit it, it states 'please don't add associated acts here as starkers is a freelance producer'.

It is a ridiculous promo piece.

Please check it out and revert the page back to my edits.

thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Housexpose (talkcontribs) 03:09, 4 August 2015‎ (UTC)

I've taken out the unsourced bits again. It might not be kept due to the Articles for Deletion discussion, so that would remove the article entirely. ... discospinster talk 21:12, 4 August 2015 (UTC)


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fight against vandalism
Thank you, watchful patroller of new pages and recent changes, for quality articles such as Jay Newman, for reverting vandalism, moving to more precise names such as Darmstadt Artists' Colony, for suggestions for deletion, good questions, friendly notices ("Note regarding recent edits") and advice, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:02, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Wow, thanks! I feel like I'm on This is Your Life! ... discospinster talk 20:13, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
A year ago, you were recipient no. 1286 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:01, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

Nissan RB engine[edit]

Could you take a look at the history of Nissan RB engine? I've tried my best to undo it, but there was quite a lot. —George8211 / T 09:47, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

As far as I know it's currently a clean version (as of the time it was protected). I'm not familiar with the subject itself so I had just reverted what was obviously inaccurate (like changing RB to RFB). ... discospinster talk 20:11, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Thanks for removing vandalism from my talk page - Enjoy!! Denisarona (talk) 13:13, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! ... discospinster talk 20:08, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

You left me a message about a change I made. I did not make any changes, and had never been to the page you mentioned...... Must have been somebody else.

Yes it must have been. Someone else was using that IP address yesterday and that's who the note was for. ... discospinster talk 20:08, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Attacks on People made to look like Curated/Objective Comments[edit]

Wikipedia is used by many people as a source of information. There are also many media outlets which have obvious political ties writing out commentary on people and topics. A popular method of defamation is the use of "alleged" tapes/leaks without definitive proof.

If I went to an article and said you had allegedly "raped" someone and lead it off as your main heading, you would not be enthused.

Ghana has enough issues and there is a fair amount of political and tribal tension. Much of this is fanned by political activist using tribal and regional sensitivities to spread much "alleged" tribalism on people and organizations. I was hoping that Wikipedia does not engage in this, but unfortunately it seems some articles do contain these "allegation"-style attacks.

I am a Ghanaian so I am passionate about this. I know the power of media and how lies repeated enough times (even as allegations) begin to be treated as fact.

If you googled President Mahama (of Ghana), you can add "dead goat". This results in several news articles about the president comparing himself to a dead goat (i.e. does not care about what people say or do). However, wikipedia does not lead the President's page with any "allegations".

Is wikipedia simply allowing people who have money and paid meat puppets control it? I think so.

I was in the USA during the US invasion of Iraq. At the time, I watched certain news outlets who told us how Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass distraction. I believe all of it. Yes, he had done things, but we were told on news there was evidence - pictures, witnesses, videos. I was not American, but I believed it. We still live with the consequences of "allegations" many years later.

History is written by victors. It is also written by rich or powerful people who in absence of fact, spread allegations and continue with them until people believe them.

I honestly hope Wikipedia is able to clean up some of the "allegations" from their articles.

Thank You

I have nothing to say about the content of the article but you can't remove big chunks of it (which have sources) without saying why in the edit summary. You have to let people know why you are making the edit. ... discospinster talk 21:19, 5 August 2015 (UTC)


Let me know the problem please? So that i can change it :)

External links added to articles should be as specific as possible to the subject. Otherwise anything that's marginally connected will be added and the article will become a "linkfarm" that editors will use to promote their website/company. Please see WP:EL for more information on what types of links are preferred and not preferred. ... discospinster talk 13:27, 7 August 2015 (UTC)


JamesBWatson2 (talk · contribs) actually is the administrator JamesBWatson (talk · contribs). Cheers! Reaper Eternal (talk) 20:44, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

He'll let me know then. ... discospinster talk 20:45, 15 August 2015 (UTC)
Yes, but it's my own fault, for not posting a message immediately saying that it was me. On reflection, I'm also not sure that I actually had any need for the alternative account, so I'm not too bothered about the block, but if you would like to unblock it then please do. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 20:53, 15 August 2015 (UTC)
I'll unblock it then, thanks for letting me know. ... discospinster talk 20:55, 15 August 2015 (UTC)
Incidentally, it's the first time I've been blocked (not counting my own blocks of an account I created specifically to see what blocked editors saw when they were blocked, to help me better understand what blocked editors requesting unblocks were talking about). I actually find the experience quite exciting. Maybe that will give me more insight into the point of view of persistent sockpuppeteers. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 20:59, 15 August 2015 (UTC)
Does this mean you are going to turn to the dark side? ... discospinster talk 21:00, 15 August 2015 (UTC)
"Going to"? You don't know about all my other accounts, with usernames that don't give the game away, and editing from other IP addresses, to throw CheckUsers off the scent. Heh heh heh! The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 21:04, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Removal Of Illustration From History Of The Internet Article[edit]

Hello there! You recently reverted a change I made to the History of the Internet page - I removed an illustration which contained inaccurate information about the invention year and the inventors of the World Wide Web. I have reverted again and placed an explanation on the Talk Page. I have enclosed it here for you - beginning just below.

I removed an illustration which purported to show a history of web browsers in the article. The illustration stated that the World Wide Web was invented by Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau in 1991. This is untrue. Tim Berners-Lee was the sole inventor of the Web in March 1989. Robert Cailliau was an enthusiastic supporter. Please see link to Tim Berners-Lee's own web page at the World Wide Web Consortium -

"Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He founded and Directs the World Wide Consortium (W3C) the forum for technical development of the Web. He founded the Web Foundation whose mission is that the WWW serves Humanity, and co-founded the Open Data Institute in London. His research group at MIT's Computer Science and AI Lab ("CSAIL") plans to re-decentralize the Web. Tim spends a lot of time fighting for rights such as privacy, freedom and openness of the Web."

And CERN articles -

"Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist at CERN, invented the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989. The web was originally conceived and developed to meet the demand for automatic information-sharing between scientists in universities and institutes around the world.

The first website at CERN - and in the world - was dedicated to the World Wide Web project itself and was hosted on Berners-Lee's NeXT computer. The website described the basic features of the web; how to access other people's documents and how to set up your own server. The NeXT machine - the original web server - is still at CERN. As part of the project to restore the first website, in 2013 CERN reinstated the world's first website to its original address."

(CERN article from 2014 celebrating 25 years since the invention of the Web)

"In March 1989 Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist working at CERN, submitted a proposal to develop a radical new way of linking and sharing information over the internet. The document was entitled Information Management: A Proposal (link is external). And so the web was born."

(Etheldavis (talk) 20:05, 13 September 2015 (UTC))


Hey Disco! About my edit to the Wakefield High School page... There is nothing to cite related to the fight song, but I am a sophomore at Wakefield, and since I am in the band, I was involved in the decision to change the racist lyrics. Thanks!

Walking Talking Stephen Hawking

1RR warning needed please[edit]

Hi Discospinster, you helped me out two years ago. My Twinkle AFAIK can only issue 3RR warnings and I need help to place a 1RR.

Softlavender has exceeded one reversion edit in 24-hours (some with "undo" and some "manually") on the Caitlyn Jenner (a 1RR) page. She does no editing, just relentless ankle biting. She reverted me four times yesterday, and she's reverting several other Editors. I know she means well and is protective of the article but her constant reversions are petty and pedantic. The Jenner article is good and we're all trying to slowly improve it.

User contributions for Softlavender

Thank you. Cheers! Checkingfax (talk) 17:41, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. The issue seems to be resolved (at least no-one else is challenging it). Let me know if it flares up again. ... discospinster talk 18:38, 10 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. Do you have this DS set bookmarked?
Checkingfax (talk) 03:51, 11 October 2015 (UTC)
Not at the moment. I'm not usually involved in arbitration things. ... discospinster talk 15:06, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

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Please advise (deleted article)[edit]

Hi Discospinster, I wonder if you could offer me some preliminary advice please? I am wanting to create an article about the living composer Joseph Phibbs (who is a very suitable candidate for an article, per notability etc.) but find that there has already existed an article in the past, which you deleted in 2009 - I am sure for very good reasons. That was not my article, so I am not wanting to reinstate it (though it would be quite helpful to see what it said, if that were possible). I am wanting to write a well-referenced and notability-justified article worthy of the composer and of Wikipedia. I could write it in a new article with a slightly different title, such as Joseph Phibbs (composer) and wait for someone else to re-transfer it to the simpler title, but that seems laborious. I'm just not quite sure of the best procedure - as I don't want to write it in an online sandbox where it will be visible before putting something worthwhile online. Will you be able to reinstate the page of this title for me so that I can edit it cumulatively, or what do you advise for the best? I hope my many articles on musicians and others will give you sufficient cause for confidence in my intentions! I have just not jumped through this particular hoop before. A good article on Phibbs is now overdue. Many thanks in anticipation of your reply, Eebahgum (talk) 15:57, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

Hi Ee. The article Joseph Phibbs, although deleted, is not protected from editing, so you can just go ahead and start a new one there. If you're afraid it will be deleted again while you're working on it, you can start it in your sandbox where there is more leeway. If you have any problems getting it going, let me know. ... discospinster talk 01:17, 6 December 2015 (UTC)
Thankyou for those reassuring words! I will take a bite at it shortly. Kind regards, Eebahgum (talk) 02:23, 6 December 2015 (UTC)

Recent change undone.[edit]

So, you undid the changes I made on "Nancy Wilson's" page. You claimed that it was better before. However, it contained false information before. Not seeing the "better", although perhaps it was because I left the original text in...??

CJFM was an elevator music station at that time. "Magic Man" would never have been heard on that station. Never. (and still today.) (I really hope I've done this right.)

Note, I'm not trying to cause trouble, I'm just trying to correct what I believe to be a factual error.

Rickkins (talk) 20:42, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

I think it was reverted because it wasn't "encyclopedic". Your edits appear as a personal comment in the middle of the article, which is an abrupt change to the tone of writing. Wikipedia articles aren't supposed to contain personal first-hand knowledge. That might seem odd, but the articles at WP:Verifiability and WP:Verifiability, not truth will explain the reasoning in more detail. Cheers. Willondon (talk) 23:06, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
Also I can't find where I even edited the page for that reason. The only time I edited was in 2009 and I said nothing about whether it was better or worse. ... discospinster talk 23:21, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

I wonder if I replied to the wrong person...?? This is a new experience for me, not at all used to the wiki way of doing things.

And yes, I did leave it more as a comment than just a straight out edit. I suppose even though I am 99% certain, I guess I just didn't want to step on anyone's toes or whatever. Perhaps if I just did a proper edit it would have been better received.

Anyhoo, thanks.

Rickkins (talk) 00:46, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

Some assistance with TransUnion article[edit]

Hi, Discospinster I noticed you had done a little work on the TransUnion article back in June and was wondering if you might be able to offer some additional assistance. I had been working with a couple of editors, but I think they moved onto other projects. As I understand it, both are pretty seasoned Wikipedia editors and and I worked with them to get some updates made and we had one more section for consideration that it seemed we had all agreed on, but never got done. It has to do with the Company's products and services. Would you mind taking a look? here is the background: [[2]]

I am happy to go in and make the updates myself under an editors watchful eye if that is what you prefer, but want to be cautious because of my WP:COI.

Appreciate your consideration of this, SusanChana (talk) 17:18, 10 December 2015 (UTC)

The work I did on the article was to revert some vandalism, so I don't know how much help I could be overall. Looking at the talk page link you provided though, I note that it's got a bit of a business-speak vibe to it, which could come off as promotional in tone; for example, "offers a range of products and services" and "leverages". It's also a bit hard to follow for people don't know anything about that type of business. The use of the TM symbol is also something that is not part of Wikipedia's manual of style. Basically, when it comes to describing the products and services in an article, simpler is better. You're not selling the products and services, you are describing them to the masses. Perhaps a list with basic information would work. ... discospinster talk 14:06, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

Nomination of SAGA (pop band) for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article SAGA (pop band) is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/SAGA (pop band) until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

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Season's Greetings[edit]

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To You and Yours!
FWiW Bzuk (talk) 17:57, 20 December 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, and all the best to you. ... discospinster talk 18:09, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

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Kerr Cuhulain[edit]

Sorry to bother you with this, but your name is buried deep in the edit history of this page and I note you have a special interest in vandalism. If you have a look at the edit history of Kerr Cuhulain all through its life, but especially from about 27 November 2015 onwards, I think you will see a pattern of rather nasty vandalism to this page that involves replacing/conflating Wicca with Satanism, etc., and a weird focus on a third party named Mike Warnke. I could edit it all out but I note that a couple of people seem to have failed to notice issues with this page and, if you don't mind my saying so, I know you to be a sufficiently experienced admin that you'll know what's going on and what to do about it. (I am a retired Wikipedian who is only here to help out a friend of a friend, anonymously; I don't want to make any edits.) One thing I thought was really interesting was the explanation of the first edit by User:Gocuhulain on 27 November 2015: "trying to bring to dyk". This is someone with only two edits using an acronym for "Did You Know" that is only used by experienced users. I suspect from this that there is a sockpuppet situation going on here. This user has done some subtle work to try to make his edits pass a casual glance and I think is editing extensively with another account, based on his degree of familiarity with the process. I'll leave all this to your discretion. I'm advising the subject at arm's length on how to bolster his page by providing reliable sources to a third party, and I don't think he'll make any more edits to his own page. Most of the page is currently completely unsourced and violates W:BLP and the page that immediately pre-dates 27 November 2015 seems reasonable to me, although there seem to have been some useful copy edits in the interim. Sorry about saddling you with this. Thanks in advance for whatever you care to make of this but I'm pretty sure you'll see the same pattern of vandalism I did. CountTo10 (talk) 02:33, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

I've reverted to the 17 September version and will keep an eye on it. ... discospinster talk 19:03, 23 December 2015 (UTC)
Many thanks for your kind attention to this, and my best wishes for a happy holiday season! CountTo10 (talk) 13:38, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

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Michael Jackson's "Thriller" is not his second solo album. It is his sixth! Do your research right before making a change.

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RFC notice[edit]

As someone interested in the List of ministers of the Universal Life Church (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views), I thought I'd let you know an RFC has been started over reliable sources. Please join in Talk:List_of_ministers_of_the_Universal_Life_Church#RFC:_Reliable_sources. Me-123567-Me (talk) 23:27, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

Greetings and salutations![edit]

Why did you delete my information about the notability of the gay archives in Hamilton? What happens to user box ids when we die? You have a great collection of user box info but what will happen on the expiry of your physical passing date to leave your record of good edits intact? How do I edit more information in Wikipedia. Please help I am not a programmer. Wikiworld2 (talk) 01:44, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

I removed your edit because it wasn't a useful contribution to the article. You didn't say anything about "gay archives" and you randomly mentioned a book in the library. It doesn't tell readers anything. If you need help with editing, a good place to start is WP:HOW which goes over how to contribute to Wikipedia. ... discospinster talk 01:55, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

You are cool[edit]

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Great AT BEING AWESOME!:) Woopy20 (talk) 23:09, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

ANti-Farmer alert[edit]

  • Listen up Western Ukrainian, just because you want to have fascist control over Wikipedia doesn't mean you need to delete my entries, bully.

What was unsourced? Source your unsourcery! Explain why you vandalized my edits!Wikiworld2 (talk) 04:01, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

Stop farting around on Wikipedia. ... discospinster talk 15:40, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

Creation of the page Satnam Singh[edit]

my friend, can I please create a redirect from the deleted page Satnam Singh to the page Satnam Singh Bhamara. This is the same person ... Thanks!! Stephreef (talk) 14:44, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

I have created the redirect for you. ... discospinster talk 22:34, 27 February 2016 (UTC)


Could I ask you to take a look at this edit on the page. I have had some e-mail correspondence with Nude Records owner, Saul Galpern, in the past, largely to do with the content in Nude Records' own article. However, I have now received another e-mail from him which, amongst other things, contains the line "Unfortunately i am sad to reveal the ‘Lowgold’ page appears to have returned this inaccurate information back onto there pages and its very hurtful and ridiculous to say the least ."

I think that he has a valid point in that the recently added information seems to be strictly POV, and is citing somewhat dubious sources. I would appreciate an admin taking a look, as I am very busy elsewhere at present, am soon to be travelling abroad for a while and, as a humble sub-editor here, I am getting out of my depth on such matters. Issues relating to the Nude Records article are also a cause for concern, but one step at a time. If you feel unable to tackle this one, please let me know and/or pass it on to another admin for a second view.

Many thanks,

Derek R Bullamore (talk) 16:04, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I took out some of the "hearsay" bits that were cited to the band's own web page or interviews. ... discospinster talk 17:16, 11 March 2016 (UTC)

Stitches (song)[edit]

Can you keep an eye of the page? (talk) 08:34, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

OK. Is there anything specific I'm looking for? ... discospinster talk 14:10, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

About Your Edit to the Page List of Pakistanis[edit]

Hi. I undid your edit to the page List of Pakistanis. You removed Zayn Malik from under musicians, which I reverted. He is of half Pakistani descent, and half white descent. Because he is even of part Pakistani descent, he deserves to be listed in the article. Thanks. -- (talk) 18:54, 25 March 2016 (UTC)

I also undid your edit where you removed Nargis Fakhri. She is of half Pakistani and half Czech descent. Again due to even her partial Pakistani descent, she deserves to be in the article. Thanks. -- (talk) 19:01, 25 March 2016 (UTC)

They belong in the lists for List of Pakistani Americans or List of British Pakistanis. The article List of Pakistanis is for those who have a direct association with Pakistan, such as being a citizen of the nation. ... discospinster talk 21:04, 25 March 2016 (UTC)

OK, I guess. -- (talk) 21:29, 25 March 2016 (UTC)

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St Anselm Hall[edit]


I am currently a resident in St Anselm Hall and the Head of History. As such I have been entrusted with the wikipedia page to basically change things and make the page contain much more relevant information.

Currently we would like to include more information on our JCR (Junior Common Room) which is basically an elected body of representatives within the hall who all hold various positions and remits. This page is obviously supposed to be a source of information for anyone in the general public, but the primary users of this page will be people who are interested in the hall. This means that it would either be future residents who are about to move in, current residents who wish to no more, or former residents, in particular, members of the St Anselm Hall Old Boys' Association. For this reason, I think it would be beneficial if they were able to see the JCR structure that we have, and the more important roles that exist. Within our JCR we also have 3 senior members, who are the Junior Tresurer, the Secretary and the President. These three members have an advanced level of responsibility within the JCR and have much more significance within the hall, within the Association and within the University itself. For this reason I think it would also be good if we can list these three students, or at the very least, the President, as he is the most senior member of the hall.

I understand that it is not in align with school page policy to have students names mentioned on the website, but it is also worth mentioning that these students are adult students, all are at least 18 and therefore have the ability to understand what consenting to having their name on the internet means. It is also worth noting that the election process for these roles takes place online, and as such, they all have already had a visible association with themselves and the hall on the internet, and all consented to their image and name being linked to that role.

I presume that all this is valid enough to put them on the page, but if it isn't then I would like hear back from you. I have messaged you specifically as you are an editor with one of the more active roles in the edit history.

Many thanks,

Michael Petch

Hi Michael. You have to keep in mind that Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, so information must be factual but also given appropriate weight. Normally in university pages, student heads of individual residences are not listed. They might be important to the residence but not necessarily in the context of a world-wide resource. This is one of the reasons why student names are usually not listed unless they are otherwise notable. Detailed information about the JCR would best be presented as a link to the hall's web page. ... discospinster talk 22:05, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

Let Me Be There[edit]

It's been several years. Lower to PC or unprotect? --George Ho (talk) 05:13, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

I unprotected it and we'll see what happens. ... discospinster talk 13:28, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

Blake Fitzpatrick[edit]

Hi! I thought you would like to know that was deleted and is currently under deletion review after an arguably unreliable second Afd. Filmfan655321 (talk) 12:21, 14 August 2016 (UTC)