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Yo Ho Ho[edit]

I need help[edit]

Not planning to help any further with this. There isn't much reason to unblock Bleckter23, per User:Drmies. The issue of the porn links is very strange, but appears to be confirmed. If he is ever unblocked, he should have an unblock condition that keeps him away from White Costa Rican and similar articles. EdJohnston (talk) 16:40, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Hi Ed, Im Bleckter but I lost my account and I try to recover it, my problem is for the users Triptothecottage, Not with all those rocks about and Dereck Camacho, They try to accuse me maliciously saying that I insert porn links when it is not true. Derek Camacho is misrepresenting the figures of White Costa Rican in his favor, he is from Costa Rica, and discriminates me by email for being Mexican. Thanks for everything. --Bleckter23 (talk) 02:45, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

It appears you have just been indef blocked. Please contact the blocking admin, User:Drmies, for any advice on your situation. EdJohnston (talk) 03:10, 7 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Yeah, stuff happens. EdJohnston, there's an ANI complaint started by this editor; I blocked them because they can't seem to stop adding links to naked lady sites in their edits. Drmies (talk) 03:13, 7 January 2017 (UTC)
EdJohnston + Drmies, as an aside on this case, Bleckter contacted me on my own talk doing the aspersions thing. Although Derek Camacho is making some slightly off-topic changes to the article he was accused to lying about, it's a genetics thing (which hate like poison) but - in checking the sources - the content changes are AGF. I've tried to point him in the direction of the main article on Costa Ricans and the genetics section there. I suspect that there are COMPETENCE issues all round, but calling Derek Camacho a racist (the brunt of the offensive) is right off the mark. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 04:47, 7 January 2017 (UTC)
Alright, first I have never send any private email to Bleckter23, no idea where he takes that but is a total lie. Second I do not have a white agenda, I’m NOT white, I’m mestizo. Third I don’t know the other users and have no idea they had any problem with him, though for his edits I can imagine why. --Dereck Camacho (talk) 05:59, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Full-Face Helmet Award[edit]

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Slakr's Full-Face Helmet Award

For being cool when people might otherwise trigger a reflexive, full-scale, category-5 Facepalm3.svg facepalming due to their actions, I hereby award you your own face-guarding... helmet... thing.

You never know, one day it might come in handy should someone's absurdity become too great for you bear, thereby causing you to smack your palm to your head with blistering force. No need for you to risk self-injury just for dealing with that sort of crap, eh? :D

Oh, and uh... sorry... they were all out of palm protectors, so... uhh... I guess maybe worst case, alternate hands for now(?)

... or maybe grab some of those padded boxing gloves?

I dunno. *shrug*. Keep up the great work, and cheers. =)

--slakrtalk / 03:22, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

Thanks! I see you reappear at AN3 from time to time, and always to good effect. Your 3RR-counting thing is still missed. Though Twinkle tries its best. Its user interface is clear only to those who have used it before. EdJohnston (talk) 16:48, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

Issue with recently blocked user[edit]

I know you received my ping, but wanted to inform you that he reverted my remark too [1]. Carl Fredrik 💌 📧 22:43, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

It seems that User:KrakatoaKatie has perceived the correctness of your advice. I did not make a close enough study of the previous blocks. but I thought the user was already making rapid progress towards the exits, under their own power. People are not usually quite this careless unless they are socks. (Socks have little to lose when they are blocked). The fact that KK is a checkuser might help get to the bottom of the situation if there is indeed a sock aspect. Now that the indef is in place I don't see any need to me to participate further. EdJohnston (talk) 23:43, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

UTRS Account Request[edit]

I confirm that I have requested an account on the UTRS tool. EdJohnston (talk)


Hi Ed. Sorry for the situation with Bleckter23. He is a sockpuppet with a large history vandalizing pages and insulting users. He took advantage of my inactivity to pretend to be me. Greetings. --Bleckter (talk) 08:50, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

Economy of Iran[edit]

Could you please leave [the discussion OPEN? The reason is that the edit-warring issue with Spider has NOT been resolved. He has been reported by several unrelated editors (as you know) and he has decided NOT to engage in any meaningful discussion on the talk page of the economy of Iran article. NO consensus has been reached there either. That would set a bad precedent IMO if his edits wars are not reverted. Regards, (talk) 14:58, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

3RR cases are not discussions. They are an opportunity for edit wars to be reported. Once the report is made and an admin has decided on an action, you should start again if there is a continuing problem. Since User:SpidErxD has not reverted at Economy of Iran since 8 January, his reverts are stale and no block was justified. If he resumes you can make a new report with a link to the old one. If you think the controversy may be long-term you should consider registering an account instead of editing anonymously. EdJohnston (talk) 17:39, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
Out of courtesy and to keep the PEACE, I have refereed the issue to ANI and another editor to "3RR cases". All his edits should have been reverted until a consensus is reached. Also, please revert your "closure notice" at "3RR". Thank you. (talk) 18:58, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
I am declining to re-open the 3RR case. If you want to restore a previous version of Economy of Iran, why not announce your proposal on the talk page and see if anyone responds. The future behavior of User:SpidErxD is what will decide if any further admin action is needed. If he makes no reply to your talk page arguments, you might consider you have consensus and you could go ahead and change the article. EdJohnston (talk) 19:25, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
EdJohnston Can you please ask him to update figures according to IMF oct 2016 report [2] and add latest values from CIA World FactBook [3] and also update JCPOA agreement.I am not editing because whenever i update latest values he revert it because he is anti iranian. Honestly i updated after 2 hours reading about Iranian economy and he reverted all my edits. Just ask him to update latest values himself. Also ask him to use his orignal account -> User:SSZ instead of this ip I Updated China and Philippines economy too with latest values but no one reverted my edits there. SpidErxD (talk) 13:27, 11 January 2017 (UTC)
I converted the refs to URLs in your statement. Please make these arguments at Talk:Economy of Iran. It is not up to me to overrule the judgment of the regular editors. EdJohnston (talk) 14:07, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

I disagree completely with SpiderXd. He has engaged (again) in edit wars. Proof he is not looking to improve the article (as he/she pretends). Please see here and here and the article's talk page where he refuses to engage in a debate and instead reverts the long standing version. As he has been told by other editors who reverted him 4 times in one day, the onus is on him to explain his revisions and obtain consensus before reverting. What are the admins doing here?? (talk) 10:21, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

SpidErxD makes repeated unsubstantiated personal attacks like above "anti-Iranian" comment (which is strange since I have been editing economy of Iran & US-related topics without a glitch for over 10 YEARS) and here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:28, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
I hope someone will go to the article talk page and explain the issues that are in dispute at Talk:Economy of Iran. While User:SpidErxD seems well-intentioned (except for a few personal attacks now and then) it is hard to know what this change of January 7 was about. The edit summary was 'Minor fix'. Surely that's not a correct description; it is a big change of the top-level numbers in the article. Anyone who has time to edit this article surely also has time to explain on the talk page what they are trying to do. The previous AN3 about SpidErxD was here. EdJohnston (talk) 18:29, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

This is not true. Explanation was given from the start to user:SpiderxD and on his talk page about the content of his edits to the economy of Iran (as it was also previously discussed in the talk page archives regarding the difference between actual, "forecast" and "estimates" by the IMF). SpiderxD (and same IP editor from Pakistan) just IGNORE their warnings and delete them. It is obviously a disguised form of wp:trollism and he/she must be stopped immediately. It is a behavior issue he/she has (and not just with me, as he/she has been reported by other editors to wp:admins for same issue before and who asked him to stop edit warring and instead discussing on the talk page his/her content issues). (talk) 22:37, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

PLEASE block user:SpiderxD (as IP editor from Pakistan) if they revert one more time. Thanks, (talk) 22:43, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

All Economies page contain estimates figures from IMF Oct 2016 report. see example : Economy of Brazil, Economy of China, Economy of Philippines, Economy of Japan etc. but you don't revert those, maybe because you are just anti iran. Also i just not only updated according to IMF. I also updated latest figures from CIA World Factbook. I will revert all my edits. promise me that you will update infobox of Economy of Iran according to latest figures from CIA World Factbook and IMF latest report yourself?. SpidErxD (talk) 20:48, 17 January 2017 (UTC)


Quite recently you blocked User:92slim for making personal attacks at User:Iryna Harpy's talk page. It seems he hasn't learned anything:

  • [4] "didnt add that myself you liar" (as an aside, he *did* add it [5])
  • [6] "self reverted - you're still a liar"
  • [7] "self reverted again - yeah, VM is a liar still"
  • [8] "reverting liar"

This is all in a quick succession (the edit also broke 1RR which applies to Syria related articles).Volunteer Marek (talk) 07:02, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

The revert-then-self-revert-then-revert-then-self-revert seems to be done simply to be able to put "you're liar" in the edit summary a few more times.Volunteer Marek (talk) 07:04, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

@Volunteer Marek: From now on, don't lie on edit summaries. Hopefully you will learn your lesson. And no, I didn't - so you're a liar. --92slim (talk) 07:05, 11 January 2017 (UTC)
So you reinserted it rather than inserted. Still no excuse for you to call people "a liar".Volunteer Marek (talk) 07:21, 11 January 2017 (UTC)
I didn't reinsert it, I actually removed it. Nice try, though. --92slim (talk) 07:26, 11 January 2017 (UTC)
VM your contributions on SOHR have not been helpful IMHO, [9]. Really its no surprise this has happened. SaintAviator lets talk 02:33, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
Oh, bollocks to that conclusion, SaintAviator. The fact that you like 92slim's POV, and that your hatred of VM is the stuff of legend is irrelevant. 92slim has been BATTLEGROUND from day one, and throwing tantrums calling other editors liars, abusing them on their talk pages when it is he who has made errors is not tolerable. To return from a block for overstepping NPA big time, only to repeat the same behaviour is not acceptable. We all get hot headed and go OTT (you love your POV diatribes on talk pages; I've been 'erhem' known to get a tad blustery; etc.), but behaving as if one has an irrefutable right to assume bad faith in spades is disruptive to the nth degree. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 03:00, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
Lol. Legend. I like it. But Hatred is too far though. To hate someone you have to have feelings about them. This is not the case. As for Slim, you know Irnya, I like you, but you gotta admit the ever abrasive VM draws Slim to him like a Moth to a candle. They are made for each other like two sides of the one coin. SaintAviator lets talk 20:51, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

Secondly about previous blocks / bans. I have been meaning to bring this up and you have raised it here Iryna. You now and VM often brings up previous bans as being grounds for more bans. But is this fair? Has not a person done his / her time? Do we not apply that in society? Has not VM done his one year ban WP:EEML and should we forget that, even though he has since had lesser bans for similar behavior? I say yes, we should forget old bans, for VM and in this case Slim. VM must stop bringing up past bans as grounds for more bans. Otherwise its hypocrisy. SaintAviator lets talk 21:29, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

I beg your pardon, but 92slim is currently edit warring with multiple editors and continuing with extreme bad faith behaviour. Add to that the fact that the block is not 'history', but very, very recent. This demonstrates that the user has learnt nothing, and shows no signs of abating. I was certainly not abrasive toward him, yet was abused in no uncertain terms. In fact, I'd left an AGF response explaining where he had drawn wrong conclusion as to my having pinged another user who he had pinged. The section is still open on my talk. I was not expecting an apology, but an acknowledgement of having misinterpreted the sequence of events would have been a good faith gesture leaving me more confident in his having recognised his error. I can ignore that no more was said on the subject... but an obvious return to the same battleground behaviour does not bode well. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 22:02, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
History is yesterday. Ok Slim has several front lines going on. I see you're one of them. I have seen times VM is arguing with a lot of editors too. Im saying what I said. I believe its relevant. SaintAviator lets talk 22:52, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

Left the project[edit]

I leave Wikipedia in protest because I feel discriminated against my ethnicity. My country is named Hellas and the name Greece offends my ethnicity. The Romans used the name Greece when they conquered my country and they used the word Greek to mean slave. When I wrote the article I used "Hellas (Greece)", then they reverted me and I tried to solve the dispute by using "Hellenic Republic (Greece)" and even "Greece (Hellas)" but they kept reverting me. My country is glorious and I'm a devout Hellene nationalist, calling my country "Greece" is unacceptable because it is a name used by the evil Romans. I edited the Name of Greece article giving sources about the Hellas-Greece issue and references to calls by politicians to change the international name of our country but other users deleted my additions, further offending my ethnicity. I will not edit on Wikipedia anymore as you have offended my national emotions. When the time comes Hellas will establish a worldwide empire and Wikipedia will come under the control of Hellenes, when this happens I will return to this site. For now, goodbye! Sofia Koutsouveli (talk) 13:52, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

See the web site of the 'Embassy of Greece in Washington DC'. The Hellenic Republic does not mind referring to itself as Greece in English in diplomatic contexts. Since Wikipedia follows mainstream usage, we use the term 'Greece'. EdJohnston (talk) 17:00, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

Igaalbania's successor[edit]

Hi Ed. I have been watching with concern the contributions of Iaof2017 that look very much like those of Igaalbania. Today, he was warned about copyright violations. If you look at the history of his/her talkpage he has copied large segments of other articles within Wikipedia without attribution and was warned about it by Diannaa. He has also been making large-scale edits to the same articles as Igaalbania, in a very similar way to the sockmaster, including massive text aditions and playing around with images. He has also edited articles about Mother Teresa, a favourite of Igaalbania's. I haven't checked for more copyright violations yet, but I am concerned by the whole business. However, as you know, the SPI on this editor did not prove any connection to the master. Do you have any ideas? Dr. K. 22:53, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Your own summary of Igaanlbania's behavior was written in November, 2016:

His usual MO is adding copyvios and shifting images around while making a huge number of small edits at a given time. Mass-reverting of his/her disruption has been ongoing but it is a repetitive and onerous task because Igaalbania keeps edit-warring incessantly adding this stuff back. He is also not communicative and rarely, if ever, participates in talkpage discussions. Many of Igaalbania's edits had to be revdeled by Diannaa due to copyright violations. Issues of CIR are definitely present.

I am not yet convinced that Iaof2017 shows the same style, but it is worth watching. We could do more ECP but there would be a lot of pages to cover; so far ECP is only on Albania. Iaof2017's work on Ethnological Museum, Pristina looks OK to me and the composite image at the top is nice. EdJohnston (talk) 04:19, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
Thank you Ed. Perhaps, it's not exactly the same style, but parts of it are remarkably similar. Apart from the large dumps of info of questionable origin and the continuous shuffling of images, we also have nuisance edits like blanking of information, for which he was warned by other editors. Then we also have this removal of a reliable source, without any explanation, which I reverted yesterday. I don't have time currently for an exhaustive analysis of this account's edits, so I can't advance any more in-depth arguments. But thank you for your advice. Take care. Dr. K. 18:47, 12 January 2017 (UTC)


Hi EdJohnston, i have come to talk to you to discuss something. Basically you might know that me and Magnolia677 had problems in the past (and we still do) about unsourced content. So i went to another editor's talk page to discuss this issue i had that is still going on. He told me to bring it up to an admin about it and since you are the only admin i know i figured i message you. There is this issue i had on Rae Sremmurd discography page about the "Other charted songs" section. I made this edit here because the song charted and i saw it and i added it. Then he made this edit here which he changed to "Other songs". And i undid it and said "It ain't like this" because that is not how a discography page should look. He then went on to remove the album "Sremmlife 2" because it was unsourced. And then i undid it and another editor reverted my edit. I mean there is a blue link to the album which you can click on and see it. Also i don't think that there should be a ref because there are plenty of discography pages with the section "Other charted songs" and they don't have a ref. Also Magnolia likes to undo edits i make that don't have sources to it. And I always add stuff that is right but the edit's i make just keeps getting reverted by him. He then went on to report me for that. I mean i don't know what should i do now at this point. JustDoItFettyg (talk) 22:29, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

It looks as though agreement has been reached between you and User:Magnolia677 at Talk:Rae Sremmurd discography. Am I missing something? If there is disagrement on how to do discographies, you might ask for opinions at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Discographies. EdJohnston (talk) 01:14, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

Towns Hill again[edit]

I feel like I'm being punitive so I'm just gonna post this here and let you decide. I noticed this page while looking through the New Pages Feed: Pashtun Atrocities against Kashmiris. Appears to violate tban but does not seem disruptive per se. If you want me to it to AE, it think it should be, ping me. EvergreenFir (talk) 08:10, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

AfricaTanz at it again[edit]

as (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) at Maracha District. Cobblet (talk) 21:22, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Thanks. Cobblet (talk) 21:31, 17 January 2017 (UTC)