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Otago Boys' High School Board of Trustees Student Representative Election, 2009

I've added the 2009 election to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Otago Boys' High School Board of Trustees Student Representative Election, 2008. Would you be willing to offer an opinion about it there? Thanks! Nyttend (talk) 15:44, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

  • Done. —DoRD (talk) 16:00, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

Nothing personal, of course

It's just we've had so many admins who've been recently unmasked as banned users and the like. –xenotalk 21:00, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

I entirely understand. Additional back at WP:BN. —DoRD (?) (talk) 21:30, 22 January 2010 (UTC)


Sorry about that. - Tbsdy (formerly Ta bu shi da yu) talk 14:46, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

No worries, I figured it was a mistake! —DoRD (?) (talk) 14:49, 23 January 2010 (UTC)
It's weird. I got an edit conflict, but your change didn't show. So I submitted, but all that happened is that I reverted you. I'm sure I missed something... or perhaps something isn't working right? - Tbsdy (formerly Ta bu shi da yu) talk 14:50, 23 January 2010 (UTC)
Hmm...well, I saw that you responded to their unblock request, so I went to remove the message I left at ani, but then saw that my later edit (which was above the unblock message) was gone, so I fixed it. Maybe it's something I did (I haven't had my morning quota of coffee yet!) —DoRD (?) (talk) 15:03, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

FC Barcelona season 2009–10

Hi. I will explain. I made up some guidelines as "Edmílson José Gomes de Moraes" for "Edmílson (footballer born 1976)", for example, in season 06/07. In 09/10, there is no need to put "V. Valdés" or "A. Iniesta," just because you are subscribed on his kits. It is simply "Valdés" and "Iniesta". Like "Eric Abidal is "Abidal" and not "E. Abidal", for example. Similarly, "Sergio Busquets" is just "Busquets" and not "Sergio". The problem is that he wants to put the name that appears on the kits, but that is always how the player is known.

Thank you for your attention, I just want to cooperate, but with consistency. Chapecoense - talk) 25 January 2010 (UTC).

  • Reply is back at AN/IDoRD (?) (talk) 01:53, 25 January 2010 (UTC)


I saw you protected Russia. You changed the move-protection as well. Most country names are move-protected, and so was this article. When you restore the move-protection, please also undo my last edit, which was removal of the move-protected-template to avoid an error category. Debresser (talk) 12:14, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

Yes, that was all done in quite a hurry last night as we were being hit on several articles by 4chan people with nothing better to do. Anyway, the move protection was restored and I undid your edit as requested. Thanks for the heads up, I'll be more careful next time. —DoRD (?) (talk) 13:25, 25 January 2010 (UTC)
Appreciate it. Debresser (talk) 23:50, 25 January 2010 (UTC)


I think you are warning the wrong person. Look at the article history. I added the CSD tag. ProveYouAreHuman (talk) 15:22, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

Yes, sorry about that! I had the wrong user selected. —DoRD (?) (talk) 15:24, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
No worries. ProveYouAreHuman (talk) 15:27, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

Admin Noticeboard

[[1]] - Could you please address? Much appreciated. Wipkipkedia (talk) 13:12, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

I decided to rethink and have a read of the discussion between gadfium and I. When I read it, I was left wondering how I could be accused of rudeness by Wikipedia administrators.

I am blown away by the above comments. I conducted myself in such a friendly manner and even offered assistance where I could. If someone could clarify or justify their stance, it would be greatly appreciated. Wipkipkedia (talk) 12:50, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

I have moved your question here because you really shouldn't be adding to an archived discussion. I will invite the other user here, as well.
That being said, I think that the exchanges here and here speak for themselves. In no way, shape, or form did Gadfium misuse, or even use, for that matter, his admin tools. If you feel the need to address this further, start a new AN/I topic rather than modifying the archive. Thanks. —DoRD (?) (talk) 14:47, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

Thank you! :)

Thanks for the swift action on Jeffj196. Twice today there has been swift action against accounts that are obviously for vandalism... this is a very welcome improvement and I appreciate the swift and appropriate action. A big thank you and please keep up the awesome work! Srobak (talk) 01:11, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

I was about to decline the report because the last warning was well after the last edit, but clearly, that account isn't here to be productive. Cheers. —DoRD (?) (talk) 01:18, 29 January 2010 (UTC)


Yep i see ...looks like self promotion...I will comment/help no further.. (But will direct him here if he pms me or ask what to do now!!) ...Buzzzsherman (talk) 12:36 pm, 29 January 2010 (UTC−6)

FYI: Their other userpage was deleted 3 times by myself and two other admins per WP:CSD#G11 because it contained the same material. Thanks for trying to help, though! —DoRD (?) (talk) 12:44 pm, 29 January 2010 (UTC−6)

Great username

YellowMonkey (bananabucket) 02:34, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

Hah! Thanks, I like it too. —DoRD (talk) 02:40, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
I was just about to say the same thing! Guess YellowMonkey beat me too it. I'm surprised that your userpage redirects to your talk page, though. Some other users have comments left for them on both. Truly redundant. Me Three (talk to me) 15:35, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. I may get around to building a userpage eventually, but this will have to do for now. :D —DoRD (talk) 18:17, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
Ha, I see I'm 2 days late. But same here. I hope your reincarnation will be a more satisfying experience SPLETTE :] How's my driving? 00:56, 20 January 2010 (UTC)
Thank yah. Thank yah very much.DoRD (talk) 02:08, 20 January 2010 (UTC)
I love the username, too. But what's changed since you wrote this? - Pointillist (talk) 00:22, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
Been wondering when someone would get around to asking that. That was written during a run of particularly stressful days, and getting myself involved in some pointless wiki-drama didn't help. :\ But to answer your question, besides not taking this this volunteer work too seriously, my level of stress has dropped dramatically since then. Oh, and thanks for the username compliment! —DoRD (?) (talk) 01:00, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
Fingers crossed for the future, then! All the best - Pointillist (talk) 01:15, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
Yes. Thanks! —DoRD (?) (talk) 01:17, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
Great username, wonderfully, er, redundant! The Thing // Talk // Contribs 15:58, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
Thanks! —DoRD (?) (talk) 17:18, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

Sandbox Article

Hi, I would like help on my sandbox article. Nks1 (talk) 19:59, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

Not being much of an article creator myself, I will suggest that you should probably start by reading WP:Your first article and then return to WP:New contributors' help page with any specific questions. —DoRD (?) (talk) 20:29, 29 January 2010 (UTC)


...wants to come back as a different user. I would say your best bet is to look at some of the users Alison has blocked recently. Be aware, though, that this character wants you to think he's somebody else. Probably the same clown that impostored Axmann8 last summer (notice he hit up that guy's page on this go-round) and is also probably trying to impeach Belchman. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 00:27, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

I was on hiatus last summer, so it looks like I've got some reading to do. lol —DoRD (?) (talk) 00:36, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
There was a strange user called Baseball1015 that I think Alison blocked recently, for example. If I wouldn't waste too time and energy trying to find the right sockmaster. The most likely one I can think of is Pioneercourthouse, though he hasn't been visibly around for awhile now - but he did impostor accounts. One of the socks Alison blocked recently had only 1 edit, to something to do with Notre Dame, I think. Axmann8 is from Indiana. But that could just be to draw false attention. The complication is that Axmann8 DID do some sockpuppeting not too long ago. But the pattern of the impostor(s) is to interpose themselves into a dispute and fan the flames to try to get somebody else blocked. See the tangled web? I've talked with some admins about this kind of thing, and they've got me pretty well convinced that the best course is just to ignore those idiots in general, and whack them as they come up. But that's all up to you. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 00:43, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

January 2010

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute to Wikipedia, at least one of your recent edits, such as the one you made to IPad, did not appear to be constructive and has been reverted. Please use the sandbox for any test edits you would like to make, and read the welcome page to learn more about contributing constructively to this encyclopedia. Thank you. FixmanPraise me 23:39, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, but I believe that you're mistaken as I simply removed this bit of graffiti that some anon left there. Thanks for keeping an eye on things, though. ;) —DoRD (?) (talk) 23:46, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
Oh, one thousand sorries. I saw that graffiti, and rushed to undo the last revision with Twinkle, without seeing it had actually been already removed. Good Job on removing it thought. --FixmanPraise me 03:49, 28 January 2010 (UTC)
By the way, your awesome username is awesome. --FixmanPraise me 02:28, 2 February 2010 (UTC)


Regarding this: you wouldn't be the Department of Redundancy Department without linking to diffs of an edit I already admitted to making, huh? ;)

Sorry, just had to! I actually don't mind at all that you added the diff, I just couldn't help leaving this message... rʨanaɢ talk/contribs 00:28, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

The devil made him do it. :) ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 00:36, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
Classic Bugs. Of course your "friend" doesn't seem to know the difference between the rabbit and bugs. :D —DoRD (?) (talk) 00:39, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
I posted an idea for a pictorial representation of my user ID, on Alison's page. Bugs Bunny is generally fair-use-only, and besides it's not quite literal enough of a "rebus", so I substituted photos of insects. That's probably where the impostor got the idea. And the impostor knows that I know a little bit of Spanish. Among other things, he probably hangs around the ref desk to look for stuff to try and cause trouble with. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 00:45, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

Re ANI regarding me

Sorry, but these guys are being appallingly rude in this ANI, as in the last comment: "You are clearly a troll". What am I supposed to do about this? You've warned me to stop what I'm doing, so I'm in a bind here. -- spincontrol 01:26, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

Go back to ANI and listen. You were told that it is against policy to re-add a PROD tag, but did it anyway. There are concerns that you are editing to make a WP:POINT, but you are arguing rather than discussing. Ignore other editors' opinions at your peril. —DoRD (?) (talk) 01:37, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
I replaced the PROD (23:22, 1 February 2010) half an hour before American Eagle set me straight (23:55, 1 February 2010), so I left it as is. What I hear in the ANI are some people who want to make personal attacks. Please clarify what you want me to do here. -- spincontrol 01:46, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
I apologize for getting the timing wrong, but even not knowing the policy, you should have known not to edit war. But I suggest again, for your own sake: Get back to ANI and discuss. —DoRD (?) (talk) 02:04, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the comment. I don't see anything I would normally consider edit-warring. Are you referring to my removal of the fake references to WASM? I tried to follow indications as to correct procedure. I would have thought editing twice doesn't constitute edit warring. -- spincontrol

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/JWASM

Hi, Department of Redundancy Department. Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/JWASM, a discussion in which you participated, was closed as redirect to Open Watcom Assembler. Open Watcom Assembler has now been nominated for deletion due to notability concerns. If you would like to participate in the discussion, please comment at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Open Watcom Assembler. Thanks, Cunard (talk) 09:21, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

GFDL and Wikipedia

Hi DoRD. I noticed that you recently removed a copyvio tag from the Pencubitt House article because the content was released under the GFDL license. However, GFDL-only text can no longer be used on Wikipedia since the switch to dual licensing on June 16, 2009 (see Wikipedia:Licensing update). Just thought I'd let you know. :) Regards, Theleftorium 23:12, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

Yes, it's all so confusing. I won't be declining any G12 speedy tags unless they are obviously wrong from now on. Cheers —DoRD (?) (talk) 02:15, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

What abs positioning can i use?

What abs positioning can i use then? —Preceding unsigned comment added by OmniWikia (talkcontribs) 21:56, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

I don't have a clue, but you might try asking about it at Village pump (technical). —DoRD (?) (talk) 21:59, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
I'll also add that repeatedly tripping the edit filter can get you blocked. —DoRD (?) (talk) 22:01, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

Debra Medina (politician)

The category that I added had been properly sourced when I added it, however the content related to the category had been removed along with the references. I have since added the category back along with an additional ref. to illustrate that the category is appropriate. --Tdl1060 (talk) 19:56, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

I'm not sure that she's what I'd call a conspiracy theorist, but at least it is sourced now. —DoRD (?) (talk) 19:58, 11 February 2010 (UTC)
And now that she has flatly denied being a truther, I have again removed that cat. —DoRD (?) (talk) 20:22, 11 February 2010 (UTC)


He's still going -> Talk:Open Watcom Assembler. OrangeDog (τ • ε) 22:02, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Block of user

I was looking into contribs and it doesn't seem like a single constructive edit has been made using this IP. After the last block expired the vandalism started up again almost immediately. While I'm not going to question your judgement regarding issuing a one week block and I do understand the policy regarding educational / IP etc... accounts might I suggest at least considering a longer block period if the vandalism starts up directly after the current block expiry? Nefariousski (talk) 00:15, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

I understand your frustration, but looking over the contributions, I see some probable vandalism, but many of the edits prior to this month look to be either good faith or misguided with a few anti-vandal edits thrown in. Clearly, though, this IP is shared, so we don't like to block for any longer than necessary to protect the encyclopedia. Hopefully the vandal will get bored with WP this week, but if not, I'm sure a longer block will be applied. Cheers —DoRD (?) (talk) 00:54, 23 February 2010 (UTC)


I re-blocked this user accidentally - I failed to notice you already had. Feel free to revert back to your block if you wish. No slight intended. Rklawton (talk) 18:58, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

No probs. —DoRD (?) (talk) 19:00, 23 February 2010 (UTC)


Sorry, your argument does not apply. Medina's entry is a WP:BLP and sources ARE unambiguously reliable and verifiable. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Eclipsemenow (talkcontribs) 01:52, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

As I said, please discuss on the article talk page. —DoRD (?) (talk) 01:57, 26 February 2010 (UTC)
As uninvolved and seen at WP:ANI, I've flatly reverted the article back to where it was before the edit warring early UTC of 26 February. Pending all discussions and the like, leaving it there is probably best. The article has a handful of minor troubles (grandstanding is my biggest worry) that will need fixing, but top priority being to avoid a nasty 3RR mess and talk it out. Any more changes I make to keep it "safe" for now will be small, I do promise. daTheisen(talk) 03:36, 26 February 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. After next Tuesday, it'll probably be a moot point, anyway. —DoRD (?) (talk) 15:58, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

Dr.K.'s signature

Thank you for finding that; it was driving me crazy, because I didn't really know what I was looking for. I've removed the "position:absolute" from his signature on ANI, so at least the bot can archive next time. --Floquenbeam (talk) 23:51, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

Thing is, he's signed a number of talk pages with it. If I used Windows, I'd take AWB and fix them all. —DoRD (?) (talk) 23:55, 26 February 2010 (UTC)
I think there's a page to request AWB tasks, tho I'll be damned if I know where it is... --Floquenbeam (talk) 00:13, 27 February 2010 (UTC)
...don't have a clue, either. Maybe I'll install it under Parallels after all. —DoRD (?) (talk) 04:31, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

I love your user name

I saw your name come up on my watchlist. I just wanted to say I love your username. :) Clubmarx (talk) 05:00, 2 March 2010 (UTC)


Good to see you back! :)  f o x  (formerly garden) 22:51, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

Oh hey, thanks! Another new name, I see. :D —DoRD (?) (talk) 23:04, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

User:Biologist Mark

Is the conclusion I came to for why you denounced his edits as vandalism correct? Flyer22 (talk) 21:11, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

(e/c) Got distracted/forgot to save Reply at AIV.DoRD (talk) 21:38, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
Heard you. Flyer22 (talk) 21:32, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

Highways IP Vandal

Hi, it looks like the IP user who was vandalizing Interstate 79 and other highways articles has resurfaced under a new IP. He's using (talk · contribs) now. Thanks for checking into this. Brian Powell (talk) 23:28, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

Nevermind, submitted to AIV and got it blocked already. Thanks. Brian Powell (talk) 23:42, 10 March 2010 (UTC)
Ahh, that was quick! —DoRD (talk) 23:46, 10 March 2010 (UTC)
From what I can tell, the vandal is using IPs provided by If the vandalism continues, we may want to look into applying a rangeblock to their network or contacting their abuse email addresses ( or —DoRD (talk) 00:00, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Biased Arabic Wikipedia Template

Hello! Lanternix (talk · contribs) is requesting a re-evaluation of the deletion of his userbox about the Arabic Wikipedia. The request for re-evaluation can be found here. He notified most of the participants in the TFD, but missed you, so I'm correcting that oversight. Your input is appreciated. Thank you in advance. --RL0919 (talk) 01:46, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

the page you just deleted..

.. was up on Wikipedia for three weeks. Something is very wrong here. ThemFromSpace 03:52, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Yes, well there are only so many eyes looking for such articles. Thank you for tagging it. That particular category is something I like to keep an eye on by the way.DoRD (talk) 03:58, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Administrator intervention against vandalism

Admins rarely get anything but flack regarding their work at WP:AIV. Either we are too lenient or too harsh or too slow, etc, etc, ad nauseam. However I wanted to drop you a brief note to say that I like the thoughtful, deliberate way you have been processing AIV block requests. Keep up the great work! — Kralizec! (talk) 13:54, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

Why, thank you very much! —DoRD (talk) 16:24, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

I like your username too.

I've seen a compliment on your username in the archive of your talk page, but it'd be senseless to put this new message right into the archive. I like your username a lot ;) Savie Kumara (and Nini Kastoa) 03:38, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

I should create a "Sign here if you like my username" subpage! :D —DoRD (talk) 16:25, 16 March 2010 (UTC)
And sign my talk page too please! ;) Savie Kumara (and Nini Kastoa) 21:26, 16 March 2010 (UTC)
Heh. I'd sign it. --GentlemanGhost (talk) 22:26, 16 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Lol! You're surely live up to your name mr. 3-minutes later ec ;pxenotalk 02:42, 24 March 2010 (UTC)
Frickin' noticeboards... —DoRD (talk) 02:44, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

Barnstar of Reversion2.png The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Thank you for your speedy action against a persistent vandal, Department of Redundancy Department. Thank you. FeygeleGoy/פֿײגעלע גױ‎ (talk) 14:53, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

Can you

Review this block please? This user was insufficiently warned, and my guess is because they have never been blocked before or warned for their prior actions, they were under the impression that their actions were okay. Blocks are preventative, not punishment. Education, right? DustiSPEAK!! 17:42, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

DODR, I'm not sure why your talk page is on my watchlist, or what caused me to peek in just now, but the IP editor above is pretty clearly User:Ian McGrady, editing while logged out. Ian has edited since the block, so it probably doesn't require undoing. I've left a note on Ian's talk page. --Floquenbeam (talk) 18:03, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
Yes, I was just noticing that. The other IP - (talk) - that has edited the page is also probably him. They all use the atypical present tense ("adds", "talks", "fixes") in their edit summaries and both geolocate to NYC.
And (ec) I was going to say to Dusti that I think that he should wait for the blocking admin to respond. —DoRD (talk) 18:15, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
I was also going to say that the level 4im warning was entirely inappropriate. —DoRD (talk) 18:21, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/George Blackmore

Hi and thanks for stepping into the dispute on the above page. I tried several times to get help from WP:ANV because it is a current incident but I got nowhere at all. Can you advise me of what I should or should not do in a future case and who I should refer to? ----Jack | talk page 13:48, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

If you are having persistent issues with a particular editor that aren't quite vandalism as we define it, my suggestion would be to open a report at WP:ANI. Cheers —DoRD (talk) 13:52, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
Okay, I'll do that in future and thanks very much for your help. Regards. ----Jack | talk page 13:53, 27 March 2010 (UTC)


You know, making a sockpuppet won't help the IP address, either. - Zhang He (talk) 19:29, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

I know, the IP vandalized this page, too. *sigh* —DoRD (talk) 19:33, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
What a silly person. =P - Zhang He (talk) 19:34, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

User:Roycepeters block

Just following up on this comment [2]. If it had been an ip, then we would be obligated to assume a different user who perhaps wasn't aware of our policies or the previous warnings. Since it was a registered user with a history of vandalism, and they were repeatedly recreating an attack page I felt a block was justified. Beeblebrox (talk) 19:30, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Okay, fair enough. Thanks for the note. —DoRD (talk) 19:32, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Amused myself,anyway

Before I edit conflicted with you, the edit summary I was going to use here said, "Organizing to try to keep redundancy down." Under the circumstances, it would have come out a bit bitey, I think. :D --Moonriddengirl (talk) 12:50, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

Even with only one cup of coffee on board, I'm sure I'd have lol'd! —DoRD (talk) 12:53, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

Vandalism from IP:

Look again, I believe that there is vandalism afoot. Bzuk (talk) 17:34, 30 March 2010 (UTC).

Reply at WP:AIVDoRD (talk) 17:38, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Shared IP address

Hi. DoRD. I saw that you placed a sharedipedu template on one of the newly blocked IP addresses. Is there a tool or site that helps to find out if a school or organization belongs to a certain IP address? Just curious as how you were able to find out the school district so quickly, as it would be nice to be able to help assist placing those from time to time as warranted. Thanks in advance. Kindly Calmer Waters 18:01, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Yes, just click the WHOIS and RDNS links in the report to see who "owns" the IP and what the IP's domain address is. Usually, you can easily tell from the WHOIS output, but sometimes you can get a partial website address from the RDNS result. Then simply use WP:FRIENDLY to add the template. Cheers —DoRD (talk) 18:08, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
Often, though, the results are hopelessly inconclusive. —DoRD (talk) 18:11, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
Thanks so much Redundancy :) Calmer Waters 18:14, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Planeshift Editing

Please check User:Lucap1978 and its edits on PlaneShift_(video_game). He is impersonating the founder of the game, and adding "sex" related wrong information to the races. Please ban this IP completely for vandalism. --Xyz231 (talk) 10:32, 31 March 2010 (UTC) Btw, this user is most likely the same as the other vandals, just with a different nick, so banning one will have good chances to ban the others as well. Also he is trying to impersonate the founder of the game, with his nick. --Xyz231 (talk) 10:36, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

I reverted the edits and warned the user. What other vandals are you referring to? —DoRD (talk) 11:11, 31 March 2010 (UTC)
I'm referring to User:SpigotMap --Xyz231 (talk) 11:36, 31 March 2010 (UTC)
Please do a checkuser on User:Lucap1978. It's not me and it must be someone involved as it seems to be a single user account. SpigotMap 11:51, 31 March 2010 (UTC)
After reviewing the contributions again, I doubt it's anyone involved, probably someone from the Planeshift community. I just thought Xyz231 was a little quick to jump the gun and blame me. SpigotMap 11:54, 31 March 2010 (UTC)
(edit conflict) SpigotMap is not a vandal and your referring to them as such is a personal attack, so it needs to stop now. SpigotMap's removing your unreferenced and/or copyvio edits to the article is not vandalism, it is valuable cleanup. —DoRD (talk) 11:57, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

Impersonation In this page Lucap1978 is trying to impersonate the leader of the PlaneShift project, with poor results. Please close this account. --Xyz231 (talk) 13:52, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

Blocked for making legal threats and comment struck through as obvious trolling. —DoRD (talk) 14:18, 31 March 2010 (UTC)


Not exactly the words I used, but I guess I agree. :) —DoRD (talk) 04:29, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

Whoops, I think we accidentally declined the same request together. Sorry! --NicholasTurnbull | (talk) 04:32, 3 April 2010 (UTC)
Yes, while rare, I suppose, it clearly happens on occasion. Cheers! —DoRD (talk) 04:40, 3 April 2010 (UTC)


If someone posts something yon your talk page that you believe should go in a new section can you just copy the comment and paste it in a new section? Clerkenwell TALK PAGE! 19:35, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

You are typically given wide latitude to simply move things around on your talk page, as long as you don't change what someone wrote. –xenotalk 16:56, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for answering, xeno, I've been offline for a couple of hours and just saw this. —DoRD (talk) 19:01, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
I half-expected you to simply repeat what I said ;p –xenotalk 19:40, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks Clerkenwell TALK PAGE! 19:35, 8 April 2010 (UTC)


But blanking pages is a vandalism!!! This user is adding some hoax information to the stars in the Philippines and some TV stations in the country. after this is removing the talk page, that is vandalism!, can you blocked this - Gabby 22:52, 16 April 2010 (PST)

RepliedDoRD (talk) 15:06, 16 April 2010 (UTC)


Friend of Xeno. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:23, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Salem Witchcraft Trials Task Force Banners

Hello, My research indicates that perhaps your deletion of my posting was a mistake of process. You seem to have both the experience, and the powers, and nothing better to do than get to involved in the Salem Witch Trials Task Force. How about you consider helping with replacing the banners to our articles ? If you folks don't like the old ones, and are offended at the neopagan pentagram, then perhaps you could design us a new banner and put it before the membership of the task group for a vote on its propriety ? John5Russell3Finley (talk) 15:58, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

I have no opinion of, and until yesterday, was unaware of any such task force and have still not even seen the banners you are concerned with. I only removed your post because it did not appear to be an appropriate request for WP:AIV nor was it a correctly-formatted AIV report. If you are aware of a specific user or users actively committing vandalism, please don't hesitate to report them to AIV. Otherwise, your request is more appropriate for WP:AN/I, particularly since you are concerned with the behavior of an admin. —DoRD (talk) 16:12, 22 April 2010 (UTC)


Answering here as I want my page squeaky clean. Thanks for your technical input today. I clearly heard your calm explanation (though I don't understand it) despite all of the noise. I think I have corrected the link per your request. 12Minutes to 10pm 23:31, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Looks good. Thanks —DoRD (talk) 23:40, 2 May 2010 (UTC)


Hello. I reported this one to AIV for spammy entries but you wrote that the user had been insufficiently warned. If you take a look at their contributions though, I think it is rather obvious that this account's sole purpose is to promote the Raytrix camera, not to mention the questionable username, which on its own should be worth a block imho. De728631 (talk) 13:08, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

You're right about the username, but if they don't know they're doing something wrong, they can't be expected to stop doing it, hence the need for warnings. —DoRD (talk) 13:40, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
 Done Blocked as a spam username. —DoRD (talk) 13:42, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. I considered the first speedy deletion warning as a sufficient message (see also this). De728631 (talk) 14:07, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

Marcuard Family Office

Dear DoRD,

You deleted the page Marcuard Family Office. Could you please explain to me why? And what would need to be fulfilled that you think it would be worth to have an article on Wiki?

Minders1 (talk) 15:08, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

Hello Minders1. Here are a couple of useful links:
The page was deleted by four different admins for two different reasons. One deleted it because it appeared to be advertising, but the other three of us deleted it because there didn't appear to be justification for its inclusion in Wikipedia. For additional information, see WP:CORP, but if you have any questions, feel free to ask here. Thanks —DoRD (talk) 15:38, 4 May 2010 (UTC)


Your username made me chuckle! Hell In A Bucket (talk) 15:20, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

Thanks :D —DoRD (talk) 15:21, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
What does it mean? --AlwaysGangster (talk) 03:43, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
It's something I once heard, I think, John Cleese say in a Monty Python sketch with John Cleese in it. Also see this. Cheers —DoRD (talk) 13:04, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
Ah, we'll miss John Madden when he's gone. In fact, I already miss him. Drmies (talk) 18:33, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Sri Chinmoy

Hey Department, could you have a look at the history? I think there's some sock puppetry going on, but I am not entirely sure, nor do I know what to do about it--and I need to get to work, haha. Thanks! Drmies (talk) 17:17, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

I agree that at least two of the editors, Baikelin (talk · contribs) and 弥勒佛 (talk · contribs), appear to be making nearly identical edits. For example, Baikelin and 弥勒佛 are the same except for the white space. I think that Boulayp (talk · contribs) could also bear some scrutiny, but I'm not convinced they're related to the other two.
I could block the first two per WP:DUCK, but because of the third user, I have filed this case to get a checkuser's advice. —DoRD (talk) 18:01, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
[Now at work:] Thank you so much! Drmies (talk) 18:31, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
Proven + 1 and blocked. —DoRD (talk) 18:23, 7 May 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for doing all the legwork, Department! And now we await the next batch? Drmies (talk) 18:50, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Vandalism-only account

Why did you undo the edit that I made to Wikipedia:Vandalism-only account? I did it because now the template's name is Template:Uw-voablock. Boygirl22 (talk) 03:32, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

The description of the template is more readable than the name of the template. —DoRD (talk) 12:43, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

"Meat Puppet" is not an insult or "personal attack"

DoRD, you seem to have mistaken the term "meat puppet" for an insult. It is not. It is a recognized Wikipedia techincal term. Thank you for your interest. AshtonBenson (talk) 17:43, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

I almost think he's daring you to take action with this recent edit [3]Mattnad (talk) 18:29, 13 May 2010 (UTC)
Technical term or not, leveling such an accusation at obviously-innocent parties is a personal attack. —DoRD (talk) 19:30, 13 May 2010 (UTC)
It's equivalent to a sockpuppetry charge, which is often considered a personal attack unless the evidence reasonably suggests it. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 20:38, 13 May 2010 (UTC)


Please undelete the article about Eternit as it is a well known material that also have had some controversy. If prod is an issue it should perhaps be moved to a non brand name like "fibre cement". // Liftarn (talk) 13:03, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

 DoneDoRD (talk) 13:12, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

Chelo61 RfC

Hello, this note is just to tell you that an RfC has begun regarding User:Chelo61. Since you may have been involved with this user, your input is appreciated. Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Chelo61. Thank you. Phearson (talk) 19:22, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

Renu Khator image

Hey, thanks for contributing a freely-licensed image of Renu Khator. We've been looking to get something up there for a long time. Brian Reading (talk) 17:15, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

You're welcome. We happened to be in the same place at the same time, and I had my camera! Cheers —DoRD (talk) 18:50, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

Wait, what?

Hey there.

I'm a little puzzled by why you chose to delete this revision, and especially why you have hidden the log entry itself (which is almost never the right thing to do). Normal disruption rarely deserves revdel to begin with, and this seemed rather tame to me. Perhaps there is context I did not catch? — Coren (talk) 01:32, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Nevermind. I see it was a manipulation error.  :-) — Coren (talk) 01:34, 4 June 2010 (UTC)
(ec) Yeah, that was a big mistake, and I've reversed it just now (I hope!). I was trying to undo the hiding of the username, but my lack of experience with the tool led me to hide the log entry instead. The comment was made by a grawp puppet and I was following what was also done on ANI. —DoRD (talk) 01:38, 4 June 2010 (UTC)


Hey DoRD, I appreciate you weighing in here. That block was the first where I was confronted with an individual that had incurred previous long blocks and I was attempting to walk the line of treating IPs fairly and trying to prevent further disruption. I've added the schoolblock template to my toolbox, but I may come to you in future regarding its use. See what happens when one is helpful? They inherit all manner of hangers on :) See ya 'round Tiderolls 02:50, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Hey, any time. Cheers —DoRD (talk) 02:59, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Continued Sockpuppet Activity on AppleTV

Hi. Any chance we can get partial protection on the AppleTV article to prevent anon editors from making trouble? You know who is back at it with these edits from various socks. See [4], [5], [6], and [7]. Mattnad (talk) 11:23, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

 Done Yes, I was considering protecting the article earlier today and your request spurred me to take action. I also blocked the disruptive user for logging out to continue his edit war aka sockpuppetry. Cheers —DoRD (talk) 14:58, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
There's a new sock from our good friend.Mattnad (talk) 10:16, 10 June 2010 (UTC)
I hate to come back to you again. The anon editor is reverting to a version with the disputed content. I suppose we are at a point where we can try semi-protecting the article again. Mattnad (talk) 00:16, 12 June 2010 (UTC)
Hi. Sorry, your earlier message somehow went unnoticed, but I did block AB2 if that's who you're talking about. As for protecting the article, I'm not inclined to do that unless the activity picks up somewhat. I've got it on my watchlist to keep an eye on it. Thanks —DoRD (talk) 14:30, 12 June 2010 (UTC)
Also, I'm not comfortable calling those edits "vandalism," rather they are un- or poorly-sourced edits that are also somewhat POV-ish. If he keeps it up, I guess we can semi the article again, but I'll probably enlist a more neutral admin to have a look at it first. Cheers —DoRD (talk) 04:17, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Did you just block yourself?

See this. ~NerdyScienceDude () 22:03, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

LOL! No, one letter difference - Department vs Departmant. I still had his previous sock's page on my watchlist and didn't even see the uaa report. Cheers! —DoRD (talk) 22:06, 7 June 2010 (UTC)
Good job on catching User:Department of Redundency Department as well. I was about to block it myself but it seems you were one step ahead of me. Excirial (Contact me,Contribs) 19:56, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
Yes I've got a couple of his usual targets in my watchlist. Thanks for keeping an eye out, though! —DoRD (talk) 19:57, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
Just curious, what's the vandal that copied your entire userpage and talk page? I'm impressed by his creativity, since I've never before heard of vandals doing that. Nyttend (talk) 13:08, 9 June 2010 (UTC)
This guy started up after I blocked and tagged one of his socks, but I guess he ran out of permutations of my username for his latest sock. —DoRD (talk) 13:48, 9 June 2010 (UTC)
Interesting. Next thing you know, he'll create an account as User:DORD; maybe you'd best watch out for it. Could be worse; one of the first edits by Willy on Wheels was a MediaWiki page, and if I remember rightly, he quickly figured out the PAGENAME magic word. Nyttend (talk) 18:15, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Hikaru Kato

Thanks for letting me know about the Rfd. I have no plans to object to whatever result occurs, but I will look at the debates. WhisperToMe (talk) 06:45, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

Thank spam!

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Hello, DoRD. You have new messages at User:TFOWR/Thankspam.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

TFOWR 21:25, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

Just a heads up

Some guy you dealt with in the past thinks you and SpigotMap are the same person. [8][9] Thought I would bring it up with you. Tuxide (talk) 00:20, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

Meh. My advice to him if he really believes it would be to take it to SPI. Otherwise, I'm out of it since it'll take an uninvolved admin to deal with him. Thanks for the message, though. —DoRD (talk) 13:01, 17 June 2010 (UTC)


Thank you very much for your contribution to my Rfa. I have made a comment about it at User talk:JamesBWatson#Your Request for Adminship which you are, of course, very welcome to read if you wish to. JamesBWatson (talk) 14:12, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

Mistaken rollback

Original comment at User talk:Tbhotch

Don't worry, I thought the same. TbhotchTalk C. 21:23, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

I'm using a script that's supposed to ask for confirmation but it's apparently broken. —DoRD (talk) 21:24, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

Another Firesign Theater fan

I came across your username and had to smile. "Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers," the source of your handle, is my favorite Firesign album, which I once saw them perform live. Academic38 (talk) 22:58, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

Well, I've learned something new today. I'd not heard of Firesign Theatre until just now and had always assumed that the term originated from Monty Python or something. Cheers! —DoRD (talk) 23:36, 23 June 2010 (UTC)
Glad to be of service. If you like Monty Python, you might enjoy Firesign Theatre's comedy, too. Cheers! Academic38 (talk) 03:44, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Happy Department of Redundancy Department's Day!

Featured article star.svg

User:Department of Redundancy Department has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, I've officially declared today as Department of Redundancy Department's day!
For being such a beautiful person and great Wikipedian,
enjoy being the Star of the day, dear Department of Redundancy Department!

00:58, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

A record of your Day will always be kept here.

For a userbox you can add to your userbox page, see User:Rlevse/Today/Happy Me Day! and my own userpage for a sample of how to use it. RlevseTalk 00:58, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Well... Thank you. Thank you very much.DoRD (talk) 01:12, 1 July 2010 (UTC)
Congrats! :) Malinaccier (talk) 23:19, 1 July 2010 (UTC)
Why, thank you! Long time, no see - busy with schooling, I suppose? —DoRD (talk) 14:20, 2 July 2010 (UTC)
Yeah basically :). I'll send you an email with an update of my life haha. Malinaccier (talk) 14:26, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

please be careful

Please be careful collapsing discussions as you did here [10]. His reasoning for the templates he is giving is tucked away in the first one.--Crossmr (talk) 01:26, 4 July 2010 (UTC)

Hmm, I don't dispute your uncollapsing, but if there's a valid reasoning in there, I'm not able to make it out. Then again, I have scant knowledge of that sort of football and, frankly, that wall-of-text is coming across as a bit impenetrable. —DoRD (talk) 02:09, 4 July 2010 (UTC)
It's not a valid reason, it's his reason. He talks about how IPs get a warning on the edit page before editing this is why he templates with level 3.--Crossmr (talk) 03:10, 4 July 2010 (UTC)
Ahh! Okay, I see what you're saying now. Sorry if I trampled anyone's toes, and good luck with that situation. Methinks you're going to need it. —DoRD (talk) 03:18, 4 July 2010 (UTC)


Why did you grant this editor reviewer rights? Already blocked once and probably a WP:POINTy sock of someone (note continual snarkiness about "minor edits"). I check this ones contributions out periodically because of the image problems, and was fairly surprised to see the granting of reviewer rights.—Kww(talk) 21:38, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Hmm...I'll admit I didn't see the block log - since I was handling 2 requests at once, I guess I must have closed that tab before seeing it. Anyway, the guidelines say that recent blocks are not a reason to decline reviewer, and a cursory glance at their contributions didn't raise any major concerns except for marking everything minor, for which I left a note. Digging deeper, including the exchange between you and C.Fred (and McYel's responses!), I now share your concerns. However, since this simply restores a right they'd have had anyway, I don't see much harm in leaving it as is. On the other hand, you won't get any argument from me if you see fit to remove the right. Cheers —DoRD (talk) 22:14, 6 July 2010 (UTC)
Then again, with the most recent developments: revokedDoRD (talk) 22:37, 6 July 2010 (UTC)


[11] May I know why it wasn't vandalism? Where should I report the matter to? Thanks. (talk) 01:44, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

The edits are not vandalism as defined. In actuality, this is a content dispute, and you should wait until discussions with the other editor fail to produce results before filing a report at a noticeboard. Regards —DoRD (talk) 01:48, 7 July 2010 (UTC)
It's rather apparent that he is disruptive. He removes a whole paragraph from List of railway companies, he removes several sections from List of Asian films, and he removes the names of the Chinese provinces from List of museums. (talk) 02:13, 7 July 2010 (UTC)
Again, have you tried discussing it with them? 1) The edits are not vandalism (AIV is for vandalism) and 2) no, at least not from this address. Good night and regards —DoRD (talk) 02:56, 7 July 2010 (UTC)
Weren't those edits disruptive acts? (talk) 16:57, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

off topic discussion

Thank you - and sorry for my engagement in it. Orderinchaos 16:45, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

Not a problem. There were no technical issues raised in that thread so I moved it to where content discussions are supposed to be. Cheers —DoRD (talk) 16:47, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

Then what forum would be more appropriate then? Because a minor discussion at Talk:PNG is never going to get a broad consensus. Dr. Blofeld White cat 16:52, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

I saw no technical issues in that thread so I'll first say that WP:VPT is not one of the steps in WP:DR. I would suggest asking for a third opinion or posting a request for comment if the disagreement cannot be solved at the talk page. Hopefully, it can be peacefully resolved without further escalation. Cheers —DoRD (talk) 16:59, 10 July 2010 (UTC)
(Although I'd note 3O or DR would probably be rejected because the first step - try to resolve the problems by negotiation first - has not been so much as attempted yet.) Orderinchaos 17:02, 10 July 2010 (UTC)
Hence my qualification, "if the disagreement cannot be solved at the talk page." :) —DoRD (talk) 17:04, 10 July 2010 (UTC)


I think I have demonstrated that I do have a better grasp of the policies of Wikipedia. I certainly do know the difference between good and bad faith edits and I haven taken time to revise and evaluate the previous mistakes I have made by apologizing and receiving and working by constructive criticism. I was told that I am doing good work by: Reverting vandalism, marking articles for creating correctly, leaving constructive criticism, leaving warnings where appropriate, reading guides about Wikipedia before attempting or applying for something new. I kindly request that you provide me a more deatialed explanation of the closing statement as I think I have demonstrated a deep understanding. Thanks Ratinator·Talk 18:02, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

There is no reason why I would abuse this tool. 18:20, 11 July 2010 (UTC)
Frankly, your track record needs to be significantly longer than one day, and you didn't help yourself when you removed your request just a short while ago. You are clearly eager to help the project, but you need to show a little more patience. Give it some time and the community will trust you with more tools. Cheers —DoRD (talk) 18:50, 11 July 2010 (UTC)


  • Original message here

Ok.  Polymathsj Talk 02:58, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

My username

My username is valid. Please see note from User:Alison, an admin, on my talk page, to wit: "Robert is one of the few editors who is not obliged to change his username, as his account was created many years before the rules were changed". Yours, (talk) 20:51, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

I think you misunderstood my message. I wasn't questioning it, I was just letting you know about another user who was. Cheers —DoRD (talk) 20:54, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
Oh, thanks, Could you relay this message to him/her so I can avoid any inconveniences. Thanks again. (talk) 21:05, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
I think they got the message loud and clear at ANI and on their talkpage. Sorry for the confusion. —DoRD (talk) 21:06, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

I had a great laugh

When I saw your user name. I really, really needed it. Thanks for that. Millahnna (mouse)talk 20:52, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

 :D Glad I could be of service! Cheers —DoRD (talk) 20:55, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Concern about Wlmg

Hello. I'm bringing this to you simply because you approved this user's reviewer status a few weeks ago. I'm concerned because of this edit to Nixon Shock (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views). The user removed a cited section and replaced it with disinformation. They then followed up the edit with two minor edits, perhaps to disguise it? An IP then removed the disinformation, with the result that the original cited section was deleted. I put a warning on User:Wlmg's talk page, but it was simply removed w/o reply. Since this user appears to have been on Wikipedia for a while, and was trusted with reviewer status, these actions make me wonder if perhaps the account has been compromised. Yworo (talk) 20:59, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for bringing this here, but I'm not currently able to spend much time on WP. I'll keep an eye on their contributions, but if you spot anything more like that, feel free to flag down any admin or take it to AN/I. —DoRD (talk) 21:30, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

Oh I see Yworo is already here. Yworo is in violation of the three revert rule. He's unhappy he's not getting his way on the Nixon Shock article so he tries to dig up dirt on me and dump here on your talk page saying my account is compromised. My puerile changes to the section probably weren't a good idea especially the day before requesting rollback rights. Maybe I'm not a mature enough wikipedian for rollback rights at this time, and I withdraw my request. Please punish Yworo for violating the three revert rule. Let's keep wikipedia kosher together. Wlmg (talk) 21:52, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

That undo of your puerile edit (your words, not mine) was undoing clear vandalism. Doesn't count toward 3RR. That leaves me with 3 reverts and each of those for controversial additions about a living person without any sources. Also excluded per WP:BLP. But do have a go at reporting it... By the way, is that IP editor you? Why log out to make those edits? Yworo (talk) 23:00, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
Ahh, I see. Please take your dispute elsewhere. Thanks. —DoRD (talk) 23:52, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
Sure. No problem. Yworo (talk) 01:06, 21 July 2010 (UTC)