User talk:Drmies

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That's right y'all.

Here's a topic for a Brit[edit]

Insane Clown Posse doesn't fit.
Will eat me

This is soooo not me, and several excellent British editors I know have left or are discouraged, so ... parking it here. Someone(s) should write up this gent who has received obits in major media outlets: Telegraph, Economist, Grauniad, what calls itself the Sunday Times. Or maybe Polentarion :-D. Yngvadottir (talk) 17:03, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

(talk page watcher) Since when was the Dr a Britisher?! Unless he's joined the Brexiteers, perhaps Face-wink.svg Muffled Pocketed 17:07, 4 September 2016 (UTC)
Autsch! Polentarion Talk 17:13, 4 September 2016 (UTC)
Sorry! *hides & washes keyboard out with soapy water* I've started it off here, but haven't got the time it deserves now. Anyone can do what they like with it, or not, as the case may be. Cheers, Muffled Pocketed 17:28, 4 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Dibs! I wanna write it. Me me me! Starting right now! (I'm not a Brit either, but who could resist a story like this?) --MelanieN (talk) 18:06, 4 September 2016 (UTC)
"Holy Fools, DocMan!" Martinevans123 (talk) 19:47, 4 September 2016 (UTC) [1]
I have coulrophobia. I've not seen Cantstopclownmighteatme (or similar) for quite a while. - Sitush (talk) 19:49, 4 September 2016 (UTC)
Can't sleep, clown will eat me (talk · contribs) - Sitush (talk) 19:50, 4 September 2016 (UTC)
Yes, that was always one of my favorite user names. Drmies (talk) 20:19, 4 September 2016 (UTC)
They have not edited since 2008 and are still in the first 5000 at WP:NOE (how I recalled their name). That says something. - Sitush (talk) 20:28, 4 September 2016 (UTC)
Goodness me. And I thought some of my stuff was a bit strange. Martinevans123 (talk) 20:04, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

Ta-da! --MelanieN (talk) 20:30, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

I don't know which of Ronald McDonald and Pennywise is the scariest clown, but having seen the two of them "in action", I tend to give clowns a wide berth. Mind you, the second of the articles I just linked to is probably scarier (in quality terms) Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 09:44, 5 September 2016 (UTC)
Sheesh, Threesie! Don’t be so crusty. Martinevans123 (talk) 10:09, 5 September 2016 (UTC)
And news just in... [2] Martinevans123 (talk) 18:19, 6 September 2016 (UTC)
I saw that in the paper, yes. Drmies (talk) 15:14, 7 September 2016 (UTC)
There seem to be more of them about. I don't know what makes grown men want to wear silly clothes and hang around in strange places at night, but each to their own. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 21:41, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
Roly Bain is on stage and DYK nominated. If youre one of triplets, maybe you need to make a difference by peculiar means. If someone has access to press or his parish - a photo would be great. Polentarion Talk 23:38, 8 September 2016 (UTC) PS.: The Guradain mentions German science about Baine and stated dos and don'ts of Christian clowning. Au weia. PPS.: We are getting even more scientific now.
  • Note, to those of you who encouraged an article about this priest-clown: his DYK is now on the front page. --MelanieN (talk) 00:06, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Help with writing a lead section[edit]

Sorry to use this as a noticeboard, Drmies, but I know you have some talented watchers. Is anyone willing to take a look at Erasmus Smith and improve the lead section as they see fit? I've been working on it, on and off, for some years now and it is about time it was sent to GAN. Lead writing is not my strong suit. - Sitush (talk) 10:36, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

Hi Sitush. I would like to have a go at this lead. I think I can capture the essence of the article subject by trimming and rewording somewhat. I have some knowledge of the period, and am getting a grip of the rather enigmatic Mr. Smith through reading the sources. I'm hugely untalented but maybe the Dunning-Kruger effect is having an impact here. In any event, I would like to have a bash. Simon. Irondome (talk) 02:19, 15 September 2016 (UTC)
Feel free! Drmies has done some tinkering with it and, of course, I both don't own the thing and actively want help. - Sitush (talk) 04:51, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

Non-native English speaking editors and casting aspersions by an admin[edit]

Hi. I would appreciate your opinion.

Would you say that with this edit (diff) Joy wrote a comment about other editors? It seems to me that he again connected POV with heritage by connecting certain POV with non-native English speakers by stating I honestly can't recall when an actual native English speaker said it was a title that needed to be fixed. I am afraid that he maybe did the similar thing by attributing war sides and implying motives to other editor(s) by mispresenting and ridiculing their position as "my side in the war is not represented well in the title!".

This is the same editor who wrote multiple comments about other editors' ethnicity (including his speculation about my ethnicity - diff). Let me also remind you that you warned this editor because of this kind of behavior (diff). I remember your warning contained very clear explanation: ... I think you have a serious problem if you can't distinguish between POV and heritage". Attributing POV to people who are non native English speakers seems like clear repetition of the same behavior, which is not big surprise taking in consideration he actually insisted that he is allowed to write comments about my ethnicity/nationality (diff). Let me also remind you that this editor is wikipedia administrator who is per WP:ADMIN "expected to observe a high standard of conduct".

In the same comment I presented above, Joy used the article talkpage to write an accusation of misbehavior of another editor ... a pattern of behavior by Zoupan that I have observed, of letting their biases show in their editing, as did a couple of other users who have recently complained at my talk page about them. It's really becoming tiresome. which might be a violation of Wikipedia:Casting aspersions.

What do you think, did Joy respect your warning? Do you think he observed a high standard of conduct by respecting principles on the subject of casting aspersions passed by the Arbitration Committee?

If my perception about the conduct of this editor is incorrect, I sincerely and deeply apologize. All the best.--Antidiskriminator (talk) 18:09, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

I actually pondered my phrasing there to make sure my characterization of those complaints at User talk:Joy#Considering disciplinary measures against Zoupan was as fair as I can make it. Yet I'm 'rewarded' with more accusations of impropriety. Isn't it depressing to see this level of wikilawyering again? And just when I said something positive the last time AD appealed their topic ban that they 'earned' wikilawyering... no good deed goes unpunished. @Jehochman: because of Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Archive282#Ban appeal of Antidiskiminator. --Joy [shallot] (talk) 19:05, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
AD, don't argue with other editors in this topic area. If you can't edit collaboratively there, whether that is your fault or their fault, you need to just walk away and go edit something else. Digging in and battling is just going to result in you getting kicked off this site. Jehochman Talk 01:55, 14 September 2016 (UTC)
Thank you, Jehochman. Antidiskriminator, I looked over the comment and the discussion and I do not see what you see in there; I'm sorry. Actually I almost placed a vote in there, but in the absence of evidence for either side I couldn't commit. I really think that next time you should pick another administrator, someone totally uninvolved and possessing a sound mind. I will be happy to make recommendations. Drmies (talk) 02:26, 14 September 2016 (UTC)
Thank you, I will follow your advice.--Antidiskriminator (talk) 22:42, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

snow delete[edit]

Care to place bets on the outcome of your AFD? ResultingConstant (talk) 20:38, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

  • Wait. I'm being deleted? Someone declined A7 on me? Drmies (talk) 00:08, 14 September 2016 (UTC)
  • This is surprising -- I would like to know whether it is a real person, an animal, an organization, web content, or an event that you consider yourself to be, dear. Also I wish to mention that I am very glad that you changed the picture in your edit notice. MPS1992 (talk) 17:35, 14 September 2016 (UTC)
  • That kiss, though, was earth-shattering. I can still feel it. Drmies (talk) 01:00, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

Outing by MH?[edit]

I posted the following earlier on the talk page of Boing!, who brought the issue to our general attention in the context of the present mess:

I'd say User:Daviddaved outed himself in the list at WikiProject Mathematics/Participants with this edit: Diff/503015531/504860674. That was on 30 July 2012‎, predating the alleged outing by MH on 28 August 2012.  --Lambiam 22:07, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

I'm posting this here because the alleged outing is now mentioned under the heading Michael Hardy (Administrative Conduct) at the Proposed decision page on the MH case.  --Lambiam 11:55, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

Correction: Boing! redacted the alleged outing back in 2012, but it was M. A. Bruhn who brought it up recently .  --Lambiam 19:35, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

  • Thank you. Drmies (talk) 02:58, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

Some points[edit]

Regarding the ANI case you closed yesterday:

  1. -I had put the template because I was attacked by Tiptoe (he told me "You seem to be being weasily deceitful, probably for personal pov reasons.")
  2. -The editor was blocked for similar behavior multiple times and I thought he needed to be reminded and I put the template for the sake of reminding.
  3. -He simply repeated his colorful language. He's comments are annoying, as you see.

I think, as the admin who has addressed his case already, I should tell you these points. --Mhhossein talk 18:04, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

Note that Mhhossein has made repeated bad faith accusations in this [3] AfD - in various posts he has accused (using a link to a talk page discussion rather than openly saying it) the proposer of hounding him, thus implying that this is why the AfD proposal was started, and has added links to WP:AGF to imply bad faith without openly accusing anyone of it. Perhaps Mhhossein does not understand what I meant by "weasily deceitful" - it is deliberately using wording that implies something, but without actually openly saying that something. On the Karbala article Mhhossein has rather carefully never actually stated that he thinks the content he wants gone, "the Wahhabis did not consider the Shia Muslim inhabitants of Karbala to be Muslims", is inaccurate. Instead he presents a weasel-worded argument that because the source says that the Wahhabis considered everyone except themselves to be not Muslims, we can't be specifically mentioning the Shia of Karbala (despite both that part of the source and the article being about the Shia of Karbala). Tiptoethrutheminefield (talk) 20:00, 14 September 2016 (UTC)
Y'all--please see Wikipedia:Redirects_for_discussion/Log/2013_February_12#WP:ANI_2.0. Drmies (talk) 00:24, 15 September 2016 (UTC)
And there was WP:AN/D. — JJMC89(T·C) 02:35, 15 September 2016 (UTC)
You make the things grow harsher by ignoring obvious violations of policies. Btw, I knew where WP:ANI was!--Mhhossein talk 05:26, 15 September 2016 (UTC)
WP:AN/D "homage to the hospitality of User:Drmies". Was probably a stub, methinks. Or advice to sit with your back to the wall, always. Correction to my above post: "AfD proposal" should actually be "merge proposal": an actual AfD process has not been initiated, though the end result would be the same if the merge proposal is accepted. Tiptoethrutheminefield (talk) 13:58, 15 September 2016 (UTC)
BTW, since I am here, (and it is non ANI 2.0), what should be done about this: [[4]]. The RfC period is finished, consensus is 100% that the old name was the most appropriate, both the proposer and the administrator who changed the old name are not currently around, I cannot restore it to the old name. Starting a new discussion at WP:RM seems a waste of time given that the RfC has already given an opinion and generated far more interest than a rename discussion could have. Can it now be called an "uncontroversial technical move"? Tiptoethrutheminefield (talk) 14:12, 15 September 2016 (UTC)
  • I'll have a look, or maybe a passing admin will beat me to it and take care of things. Drmies (talk) 16:17, 15 September 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for resolving this issue. Tiptoethrutheminefield (talk) 13:28, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Erasmus Smith lead[edit]

Hi Dr, just been working on the old rascal Mr.Smith's lead. Any feedback? Are you seeing any improvements? I've left a note on Sitush's T/P also. Oddly it means a lot to me as I genuinely suffer from a phobia as to my writing ability, which has damn well held me back as a content creater. It's a funny thing. Basically i'm looking for a bucketload of encouragement, to boost my confidence. Jeez I should have 10 articles done by now, I have the subjects for all of them, all notable, interesting and adding to the 'pedia. Yeah i'm being ego on this, I cannot tell a lie, as I believe some cherry tree murderer said. Or was that Isaac Newton? Trees and fruit seem to ring a bell. Anyway it's late here and a nice storm brewing so i'm gonna watch that. Si. Irondome (talk) 02:13, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
That was a strange little I-think-i'm-crap-pity-party. Sorry about that Drmies. Irondome (talk) 22:19, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

Something doesn't feel right[edit]

Bish's little pony.
Where have I seen this before?
Softlavender (talk) 08:31, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

A "new editor" immediately starts nominating 5 articles for deletion, (some of which have been kept before). [5] Also creates an article for a barely notable person and throws in an interesting !vote along the way, [6] as well as some other votes. This looks a lot like someone who has a current block or ban that they're avoiding. Thought maybe you or a talk page stalker may recognize them. Niteshift36 (talk) 03:03, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

No idea who it might be, but I agree there is a strong odor of fish. LadyofShalott 04:25, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
The band AfDs Sound a bit like something I read on Bishonen's talk page a while ago. —SpacemanSpiff 04:51, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
The new article needs to be deleted as it does not meet WP:NBOX. -- Softlavender (talk) 05:50, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Probably CrazyAces489 again. I've asked a little checkuser. Bishonen | talk 08:12, 16 September 2016 (UTC).
    • Sock blocked. The little pony's little foal brother did it.[7] Bishonen | talk 14:58, 16 September 2016 (UTC).
  • Man, y'all know your stuff. I'm proud to be in your company. Thanks. Hey, who's that cute kid? Drmies (talk) 15:12, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
    • [Bishonen is a little alarmed at the notion of being Drmies' daughter.] Hey, no, the generations are all wrong! I'm his sister from another mother! (Or possibly his mother. Hmmm.) Bishonen | talk 15:35, 16 September 2016 (UTC).
  • My first inclination was CrazyAces, but I wanted to see if someone else arrived at that conclusion. Niteshift36 (talk) 21:39, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Niteshift36: That newly created article you pointed out, Trey Lippe Morrison, is from a completely different account. Can you clarify why you've mentioned it here? Do you want that account (Mamaursa) to be checked against the master also? Softlavender (talk) 00:56, 17 September 2016 (UTC)
  • I may have misread something, but I can't see it any longer since it was deleted. Niteshift36 (talk) 01:44, 17 September 2016 (UTC)
Edited to add: Querying Chris troutman as well, as he noted the creation of "a bio for a boxer that fails WP:NATHLETE" on the blocked sock's talkpage [8]. What article are you referring to, Chris? Softlavender (talk) 01:27, 17 September 2016 (UTC)
The article was created by the first account, which I blocked. I then G5ed the article. Mamaursa recreated the article. I blocked Mamaursa and deleted the article again.--Bbb23 (talk) 01:36, 17 September 2016 (UTC)
@Softlavender: The article Trey Lippe Morrison was created by ALongSleep, apparently another CrazyAces sock. My comments on the AfDs they started mentioned quacking. I think we all know what a new user looks like and ALongSleep wasn't even trying. Chris Troutman (talk) 02:00, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

OK, so now what?[edit]

In December 2015 at this Administrative Compliant you and administrator @Liz: placated me with your words and Liz's direct warning to In ictu oculi. I was furious but you settled me down. Today I see this personal item at Talk:Mónica Puig and it started to make me mad all over again. I warned him on his talk page to leave my name out of things and leave me alone. I responded on the Mónica Puig article but probably should have brought it straight here and said nothing there. I don't know why he has to keep bringing me up derogatorily but he does. I could care less if he voices his opinions on the same issues as I do... that's bound to happen at Wikipedia and I simply ignore him. But he simply can't resist making it personal, or at least he hasn't stopped doing it for 5 years. Please make him stop once again. Thank you. Fyunck(click) (talk) 09:28, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

  • User:In_ictu_oculi, I really don't want to be some kind of ANI 2.0 arbitrator, and I do not have the time right now to do any kind of deep research into y'all's conflict and the different parties' editing habits and infelicities, but please, tone it down. I know it's hard to be polite to someone who you think is disruptive, but it's worth a try. I should try it more myself. Fyunck, I assume you understand that my statement does not assign guilt to either party, but it's clear that In ictu oculi has this perception. I wish y'all could talk about this. Good luck, Drmies (talk) 17:51, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
    5 years of personal attacks by IIO pretty much precludes talking. There is a difference between disruptive and always taking things to a personal level as IIO does. And he has been warned by @Liz: for this stuff before. Oh well. Fyunck(click) (talk) 18:52, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Yes, Fyunck, but here's the thing. In ictu oculi may as well say that what you just said about them is harassment too, and I don't know, maybe Liz warned you about this as well. Now, I have no dog in this game, and I don't know you any better than I know them, but "Same old argument from Fyunck", which is somewhat uncivil, is followed by "And the same old falsehoods being spread like manure by IIO". I suppose from "crap" to "manure" is logical progression, but both of you are behaving shittily. Maybe someone else should have a look, some other admin, maybe one with a less liberal outlook on civility, and maybe they'll throw out a block, or two. Drmies (talk) 21:04, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

Community ban[edit]

Hello. I noticed your close of the community ban discussion regarding Engleham, with an accurate summary of the discussion, but may I very discreetly suggest that you also change their current one-month block to indefinite, with a pointer to your (re-)close of the discussion? Just so that admins responding to an appeal know that the discussion ended in a community ban, not a one-month block, as they might be lead to believe by the current block summary, which has a pointer to Ritchie333's since overturned early close of the discussion. Cheers - Tom | Thomas.W talk 10:31, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

  • Ha thanks. Drmies (talk) 16:29, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Third Opinion[edit]

Hello Drmies. I was wondering if you still wanted a third opinion at Talk:Justin Raimondo. If so, your opinion is requested. Thank you! Joel.Miles925 12:11, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

  • Thanks. I'm on it. Drmies (talk) 16:26, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Hedge Fund activities in SF real estate and political initiatives[edit]

Hi Drmies,

I find Marathon Asset Management edits were blocked; so will proceed cautiously.

I'm committed to NPOV, would like to mention investors in San Francisco real estate developments that have propositions on the November ballot with very little transparency. I can stick with published/public facts and insert links if this seems more likely to be acceptable and remain posted. KSRolph (talk) 23:44, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

  • KSRolph, in financial matters it's always best to use caution. I myself prefer my agent in the Cayman Islands to edit those articles. In the meantime, I'm not sure what the problem is. I blocked Social Outreach Marathon (talk · contribs) earlier, and I just noticed that their edits were far from neutral. But no "edits" were "blocked"--just an editor for having an unacceptable user name. Happy editing, Drmies (talk) 21:01, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

Dog and rapper vandal[edit]

Okay, I wrote up the page Wikipedia:Long-term abuse/Dog and rapper vandal. I'm sure I missed a few of the IPs, but this gives a solid sense of the seriousness of the problem. Binksternet (talk) 22:24, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

Are you a super villain?[edit]

I just have to tell you, just because I am worried my craziness in my head may one day be put down on Wikipedia when I'm not thinking straight and get me blocked for a NPA. Every time I see your name, I imagine some sort of super-villain plotting word domination. I don't know if you know Yiddish, but mies means disgusting in Yiddish and I imagine a super-villain called Dr. Disgusting out there plotting for world control. (Hmm, maybe that is why I'm so well behaved these days, I don't want to get on that guy's bad side....) 🔯 Sir Joseph 🍸(talk) 16:20, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

  • That Yiddish word is cognate with the German word, I suppose. Yes, I've had that flung my way, though sometimes in combination with "Knackarsch".

    Oh, this is exciting: the Germans got it from the Jews! By way of Rotwelsch, which I'd never even heard of! So did it travel from Southern Germany to Berlin by way of Yiddish? (We do not have de:Westjiddische Dialekte in the English wiki.) Wow. A history of Europe, yet again, in a word. In me! I DO contain multitudes! Drmies (talk) 17:21, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Sounds like something a villain would say... EvergreenFir (talk) 17:24, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
Whitman, EvergreenFir... Drmies (talk) 17:27, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
I rest my case. EvergreenFir (talk) 17:32, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
Now I'm doing some reading. It is also related to the Hebrew word, Maoos, מָאוּס,which also means disgusting, so it's probably from much earlier. It is funny how the internet works, one click from comment to learning new things. 🔯 Sir Joseph 🍸(talk) 17:34, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
Yep. That's how I got interested in Wikipedia in the first place, I think--a paradise for curious geeks. Drmies (talk) 17:35, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

I thought the only supervillain at Wikipedia was User:Dr. Blofeld? Will we have a Battle of the Villains to look forward to? --MelanieN (talk) 17:36, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

  • Pff. Supervillains don't collaborate with others. We go our own way. Besides, I ran CU on him--he doesn't even have an army of sidekicks. Me, on the other hand... Drmies (talk) 17:39, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
I wasn't thinking about collaboration. I was thinking of something more along the lines of King Kong vs. Godzilla. Pass the popcorn! --MelanieN (talk) 17:43, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Haha LOL, mwohahahahaa! We're both from the Low Countries right Drmies ;-)?♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:38, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

As long as you stick to Gorilla Warfare and not Nuclear Warfare, we might still feel safe. 🔯 Sir Joseph 🍸(talk) 17:40, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
The issue with nukes is that a uranium bomb is easy to build but it's hard to refine enough U235 to do the job. Conversely the raw material for a plutonium bomb is a little easier to come by but engineering the pit and explosive lenses is tricky. What's an enterprising villain to do? At least you can get uranium ore from Amazon (be sure to read the comments). Shock Brigade Harvester Boris (talk) 02:26, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
"I got a free cat in the box with this purchase but I'm not sure if I should open it to see if the cat is ok." "This is NOT, repeat, NOT a woman from the Ukraine. Very disappointed but can only blame myself. Please read description when sober." Drmies (talk) 14:21, 20 September 2016 (UTC)


Hi Dr and talk page stalkers, input would be appreciated re: Bradley Warren Jr., an autobiography edited by a couple of new WP:SPAs. It needs to be de-puffed, with much unsourced removed. First, though, does he meet notability guidelines? I've also started a thread at the COI noticeboeard, since neither account will come clean. Thanks from 99, 2601:188:1:AEA0:30F8:873F:7608:6364 (talk) 19:19, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

  • See what you mean; someone will no doubt bomb the article back to the cuneiform age. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 20:21, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Requesting page protection[edit]

Would like to have an indefinite or long-period protection for article: Fall of the Western Roman Empire, constant vandalism — JudeccaXIII (talk) 20:17, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

  • Hmm I don't know. There doesn't seem to be that much, for such a heavily-trafficked article. I think you should ask at RFPP. Sorry, Drmies (talk) 21:36, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
    • Nobody's going to make a bad joke about vandalism? Seriously? Do I have to do all the work around here? Shock Brigade Harvester Boris (talk) 02:17, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
      • Oh seriously Boris. Come on. :) Have to admit, it's a bit more exciting than eighth-century grammatical texts among the Anglo-Saxons. Drmies (talk) 01:12, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Automatic Taxobox error on Augusta_(plant)[edit]

Knowing the level of erudition here at Drmies' place, can someone with understanding of the functioning of [[Template:Automatic taxobox]] help figure out why it is placing a plant in the animal kingdom for the Augusta (plant) article? This kind of thing is right up the alley around here, where angels dancing on pins is regularly parsed and Dutch delicacies are dissected particularly well. And I figure this group can tell a plant from an animal on most days except for Wednesdays in a leap year. Geoff | Who, me? 17:13, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

  • OK y'all, go. Help the poor man out. I plead ignorance, of course; my specialties are bacon and kroketten. Drmies (talk) 19:11, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
  • And it is fixed, courtesy of one of the good doc's heathen friends. Thank you kindly, ma'am, I just knew that plant wasn't a spider. Geoff | Who, me? 21:46, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
  • I have friends? Thanks Y. Drmies (talk) 01:10, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Oh Lord, another barnstar[edit]

Admin Barnstar.png The Admin's Barnstar
So, this is like the sixth barnstar I've posted here, in my various guises? Thank you for deleting the Idaho district articles. I'm going to try to keep an eye peeled on IPs coming from that range. They're rather industrious. Best from 99, the Mrs. and all our dogs. If they could read they'd be big fans. I mean the dogs. The Mrs. can read just fine. She reads me like a book, anyway. 2601:188:1:AEA0:65F5:930C:B0B2:CD63 (talk) 02:06, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
  • I hope she is doing well, 99. Yes, I saw that post of yours and you know me, just trying to make American great again with some change (in this case deletion) we can believe in. Oh, I blocked another IP, but did not see a big bunch of em. Drmies (talk) 02:10, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Let's do make America great again. I propose introducing many more Skittles, the sooner the better. Probably the IPs were focused mostly on the articles you deleted, but I bet if we cross-reference the edit history of the one you blocked, we may find a few more on the same articles. 2601:188:1:AEA0:65F5:930C:B0B2:CD63 (talk) 02:12, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
  • How poetic... Drmies (talk) 12:24, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

You have received mail[edit]

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  • I KNOW! I read it! Thanks! Drmies (talk) 12:23, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

St. Martin's Chamber Choir[edit]

Hi Drmies. I hope you are doing well. I am wondering if you wouldn't mind taking a peek at St. Martin's Chamber Choir when you get a spare moment or two. The choir itself seems to have questionable notability per WP:ORG and the primary contributor seems to have a COI. Also, the subsection about the group's director seems a bit undue, almost like it's an indirect attempt to add a BLP stub about this individual to Wikipedia without having to worry about WP:BIO. Anyway, I've tried to find better sourcing for this group, but have had no real luck so far. I also asked about it at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Colorado#St. Martin's Chamber Choir, but haven't gotten a response yet. So, any suggestions you may have how best to proceed would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. -- Marchjuly (talk) 23:11, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

  • Well, and I'll try to choose my words wisely since I'm pinging Gene McCullough, I think that notability is questionable. There are no secondary sources, and releasing CDs is not a mark of notability anymore either. The article contains non-neutral writing and a list of premieres that has no encyclopedic value, and the AD's paragraph is a resume. In other words, this is indistinguishable from an organizational website. Gene, it is clear that you have a COI here; that's fine, but it doesn't go away just because you think the subject is notable.

    I'll ping my go-to choral contributor, Gerda Arendt; maybe she sees something I don't. I think that a CSD nomination could be successful already, and barring serious article improvement this is a case for AfD. Thanks, Drmies (talk) 01:01, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Thank you Drmies. Gene McCullough posted on my user talk regarding a COI notification I placed on his user talk page. I advised him of this discussion here and asked him to comment here just to keep everything in one place. If you feeling it would be better to move things to the article's talk page, please do so. -- Marchjuly (talk) 09:58, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
I have no time for more than a glimpse at the article, just briefly. I like St. Martin, here's mine. - I don't like the word "world premiere", - premiere is fine, the premiere of an arrangement is typically not notable, would have to be notable work. A list of works without links to at least composers says nothing. Compare. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:42, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

I.P 2602:306:837a:4c10:e052:6bda:c451:97d0 (talk)[edit]

Has been rambling on Adolf Hitler T/P, and has left a charming message on his own talk page, engagingly titled "Kikes". In addition the entity made this [9] repellent edit to said article. Could you please take any necessary action? Irondome (talk) 00:12, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done by tps. --Floquenbeam (talk) 00:44, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Floquenbeam and Drmies for encouraging such proactive stalkers with the tools to be here. We so don't need these shits on the 'pedia. Irondome (talk) 00:48, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
Yes: lots of good things happen, and lots of bad things are undone, because there are many good people here. Thanks to you all. Drmies (talk) 00:55, 22 September 2016 (UTC)


I have noticed that K-Pop appears on this page every now and again. That makes you an Asian music expert compared to me. I am off to bed but if you or your watchers know anything about C-Pop (?) then I could probably use some help at User_talk:Sitush#Rachel_Liang (I did leave a note on the article talk page, btw). - Sitush (talk) 23:23, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

The word to describe my state, btw, may only exist in Northern England - flummoxed. - Sitush (talk) 23:25, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
Ah it seems not. I learn something new every day, and it is only 26 minutes into the new day here. - Sitush (talk) 23:27, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
  • User name apparently means "Love Jesus". The original article's probably a BLP violation (claims the singer is pro gay therapy). I learnt something new as well- "Hakka music is literary and laid-back in tone, and consists entirely of five notes; many folk songs only use three notes." What chord does a piano play, when you throw it down a coal mine? Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 11:58, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Can't answer that. How deep are you dropping that piano? Drmies (talk) 14:39, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Extended confirmed protection (also known as "30/500 protection") is a new level of page protection that only allows edits from accounts at least 30 days old and with 500 edits. The automatically assigned "extended confirmed" user right was created for this purpose. The protection level was created following this community discussion with the primary intention of enforcing various arbitration remedies that prohibited editors under the "30 days/500 edits" threshold to edit certain topic areas.

In July and August 2016, a request for comment established consensus for community use of the new protection level. Administrators are authorized to apply extended confirmed protection to combat any form of disruption (e.g. vandalism, sock puppetry, edit warring, etc.) on any topic, subject to the following conditions:

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  • I think we should have at least five more different kinds of protection, and two or three new levels of user permission. Leave your suggestions on Kelapstick's talk page. Drmies (talk) 02:00, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

How to deal with this?[edit]

I came across the edits of CoryHilton. Seeing his edits on Talk:Battle of Cable Street#Does this really need an article on this site?, Talk:American Revolutionary War#American victory? and so on, I get the nasty feeling that we are dealing with a troll or (hopefully) an vandal. I gave him a rather harsh warning for disruptive editing on Bombing of Guernica. Unfortunately, the only thing I can think of doing now is sound the alarm bell and ask for advice how to deal with this editor. The Banner talk 20:23, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

I think my nasty feeling was right: Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/HarveyCarter. The Banner talk 01:30, 26 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Well, that led me right into article space. Drmies (talk) 02:17, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

SPI query[edit]

Hi Drmies. I hope you're well. Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Jeneral28 has been sitting waiting behavioural investigation for more than a month now. I just wanted to check whether this is usual? It seems a bit unfair on the accused for this to be hanging over them, and equally I don't want to see the case fall by the wayside. Cordless Larry (talk) 20:56, 27 September 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for dealing with this, Drmies. Much appreciated. Cordless Larry (talk) 06:45, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

Removed Article[edit]

I had no intentions of vandalizing my own article. I only fixed a few minor mistakes in my work that may be perceived as racist. "Porto Kick Can" is a new term originating in Harford County describing a human of inferior intelligence. My only intent is to educate on this terminology.

MemeDispenser (talk) 02:35, 28 September 2016 (UTC)MemeDispenser MemeDispenser (talk) 02:35, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

  • I didn't warn you for vandalizing your own article--I warned you because the whole thing was vandalism. Please don't abuse our website for the posting of nonsense, even if you're kind enough to remove some of the most racist stuff afterward. Drmies (talk) 02:45, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
    • With all due respect, I can assure you this is not nonsense. This is an actual term rising throughout Maryland. I stated it originated in Harford County a few months back. I created this page to educate because so many people are asking what a Porto Kick Can is. I wouldn't create such a thing without premise. This is a valid article informing people on the term. MemeDispenser (talk) 03:07, 28 September 2016 (UTC)MemeDispenser MemeDispenser (talk) 03:07, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
      • Sure thing. Now, the respect is mutual, and if you claim one more time that this was a serious article I'll block you. Drmies (talk) 03:11, 28 September 2016 (UTC)