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Fluorine pharmaceuticals

Hi. Heard you were the pharma "guy". I am working on Fluorine. Have not gotten to pharma stuff yet (working with what I am better at first!) Wonder if you have any advice or references. I did find one book that is a general guide on the role of F in medicine. (we have it in article, now, but I need to ILL a copy.)

TCO (Reviews needed) 05:00, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

There is a brief description of the use of fluorine in pharmaceuticals in Organofluorine#Biological_role, which might be a place to start. I did a quick literature search and found several general review articles. I don't know how easy it will be to find any of these, but if you don't have access to any of them through your library, just let me know and I'll see if I can get them. -- Ed (Edgar181) 13:02, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Hagmann, William K. The Many Roles for Fluorine in Medicinal Chemistry. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (2008), 51(15), 4359-4369
  • Purser, Sophie; Moore, Peter R.; Swallow, Steve; Gouverneur, Veronique. Fluorine in medicinal chemistry. Chemical Society Reviews (2008), 37(2), 320-330.
  • Filler, Robert; Saha, Rituparna. Fluorine in medicinal chemistry: a century of progress and a 60-year retrospective of selected highlights. Future Medicinal Chemistry (2009), 1(5), 777-791.
  • Yamazaki, Takashi; Taguchi, Takeo; Ojima, Iwao. Unique properties of fluorine and their relevance to medicinal chemistry and chemical biology. Fluorine in Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology (2009), 3-46.
  • Pattan, S. R.; Dighe, N. S.; Shinde, H. V.; Hole, M. B.; Gaware, V. M. Significance of fluorine in medicinal chemistry: a review. Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry (2009), 2(4), 376-379.
  • Shah, Poonam; Westwell, Andrew D. The role of fluorine in medicinal chemistry. Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry (2007), 22(5), 527-540.
  • Boehm, Hans-Joachim; Banner, David; Bendels, Stefanie; Kansy, Manfred; Kuhn, Bernd; Mueller, Klaus; Obst-Sander, Ulrike; Stahl, Martin. Fluorine in medicinal chemistry. ChemBioChem (2004), 5(5), 637-643.
Wow. Awesome answer! Gracias. I will pull some of these and at least scan some of them. Lots of times I find if I force myself to understand stuff, then I can explain things better for the reader.  ;-)
I was just reading the pharma section last night. We do have a pretty decent amount there already: 3 paras and a lot of specific examples (some organizing principles), as well as several of those refs. I think the major thing is to try to make it just a little more accessible and "so what" (more inferences, less lists). We should name drop Prozac at least (reader appreciates some connection to things he has heard of). Maybe explain that the reason for the use of fluorine in aenesthetics is unflammability and apparently they dominate the market, too. Maybe add something on the fluorinators used or industry (like is it the fine chemical industry making building blocks) or $ value. That said, it really is good content in there, now.
I want to play with the org a little in general in that Biological roles section. I think pharma (or perhaps pharma and agrochem) deserve their own section. We are skimpy on agrochem, but I read a ref last night and it is pretty significant there and apparantly fluorination used for very similar reasons (ring stabilization and lipophilicity), which we should say in article but don't. More of a tradeoff wrt cost. Poisons should be separated out (very different mechanism of action). And perhaps put with the plants that make poisons. I also want to understand why the bacteria that make organofluorines do so. Apparently the bushes do it so deer and cows won't eat them. But a bacteria? Is it binding F, to protect itself from disruption of Ca mechanisms in the cell? I should also understand why fluoroacetate is a poison (must be very different reasons than F ion as F-acetate has a C-F bond, not a source of F ion. I also want to have a separate subsection header for dental stuff...we do have a decent para now, but like to blow that out to 2 and then have a subsection header so reader sees it. Not just mixed in so low profile (we actually have an FA on water fluoridation).
TCO (Reviews needed) 14:15, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
I'm getting going on this pharma-F section. Can you help me get some of the refs? Probablyt don't need all, but just have the one that is on the net. Here's what I'm looking for: [1] TCO (talk) 06:37, 29 January 2012 (UTC)
OK, I'll see which ones I can get. It may take a day or two, and I'll reply at the resource exchange page. -- Ed (Edgar181) 18:48, 30 January 2012 (UTC)
Sent you an email. You rock for helping out. Love it when we have people who know this stuff engaged! Maybe I can even lure you into looking it over after I mess with it!  ;-)

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Commercial use of 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde

Hi Edgar. Can you (or anyone else reading this message) comment on commercial uses for 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde? I believe it may be used in the flavor and fragrance industry and in pharmaceuticals as a building block material; beyond that not sure.

I have an interest in this compound (and syringaldehyde, as a related chemical compound) as I am getting involved with a start-up company that can produce both of these aldehydes as green chemicals from non-food biomass. Thet are by-products of vanillin production, and I am looking for commercial outlets for each.


Gary ( — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:43, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

I don't have any first hand knowledge of how 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde is used commercially. A quick look in the Available Chemicals Directory shows 170 suppliers for this chemical, which is quite a lot from my experience. This suggests that it is quite widely used. I agree that it is very likely to be used as a flavor and fragrance agent (see for example) and as a chemical intermediate for pharmaceuticals (any maybe pesticides). But beyond that, I don't think I could say much. I have seen the reference book Ullman's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry used here on Wikipedia as a source for information about the industrial uses of chemicals, so if you can find access to it, that might help. -- Ed (Edgar181) 12:21, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Patrick Bateman

Edgar, there's an RPP request out for this page, but it hasn't been answered yet and the page is pretty out of control. Is there a chance you could swing by it? Thanks. Calabe1992 14:49, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

OK, done. It should probably be checked to see if there is any remaining vandalism still in the article. -- Ed (Edgar181) 14:56, 6 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks much, will do. Calabe1992 14:58, 6 January 2012 (UTC)
Looks fine now. Thanks for protecting it. I believe an indefinite semi-protection would be appropriate, though. Patrick Bateman is part of a 4chan meme, and will only be continued to be vandalized by 4chan, as evident by the edit history (months and months of edits by people adding the "doubles/dubs/numbers" crap). I know of at least one other article being indefinitely protected due to to 4chan: link. Nymf hideliho! 21:30, 6 January 2012 (UTC)
OK, I'll keep an eye on it when the protection expires, and re-protect for longer as needed. Thanks for the heads up. -- Ed (Edgar181) 13:56, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for deleting my project page Tej Gyan Foundation

Hi Edgar Thank you for deleting my project page Tej Gyan Foundation. I have also requested for the talk page of the same name to be deleted. I meant to create this topic in my user space and will do so shortly so I am just advising you about that as it will start with the same content as the two deleted pages.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Best regards


Cneeds (talk) 17:42, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

I'm glad to help. I have now deleted the corresponding talk page for you too. -- Ed (Edgar181) 18:51, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Tagged sock

I have tagged the sock that went after yours and Drmies' talk pages, I think it's pretty apparent here. Calabe1992 20:49, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. I've seen him before, but I guess I just never bothered to figure out who he was. -- Ed (Edgar181) 21:25, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

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Edgar, I just came across in Huggle numerous of this user's contributions that didn't exactly seem helpful, and I see you've blocked him, so what I've seen has all been reverted. If anything should be left alone, feel free to revert me or let me know and I'll revert myself. Calabe1992 18:57, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

As far as I can tell, the IP edits needed to be reverted and have been. -- Ed (Edgar181) 19:00, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
Alright, fair enough. Calabe1992 19:03, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Files for deletion/2012 January 13#File:Crabtree catalyst.png

Hi Ed. It also about an old image of your's. --Leyo 23:26, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

OK, thanks. (But it doesn't seem to be an image of mine.) -- Ed (Edgar181) 17:55, 15 January 2012 (UTC)
File:Crabtree.png is, no?. The points raised by Itub do also refer to this image. --Leyo 19:17, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

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Delete an image

Hi Edgar

How do I delete an image I erroneously uploaded to commons? The image in question is ":File:CentreStructureConcept.JPG" and is currently untagged. Thank you for any help. Chris

Cneeds (talk) 20:06, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

For any unused image that you uploaded here on Wikipedia, you can just put {{db-g7}} on it. If the image is on Commons, you can use {{Speedydelete}}. I can delete the file right now if that's what you want. -- Ed (Edgar181) 20:12, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks Edgar, I couldn't find this info anywhere, now I have it I will take care of the image I want deleted. Chris
Can't find it so I guess either you deleted it for me (thank you) or it was auto deleted? Cneeds (talk) 10:18, 21 January 2012 (UTC)
The file was still around until just now when I deleted it. -- Ed (Edgar181) 19:45, 21 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks Edgar, but now I'm confused. I first uploaded the image into commons but I couldn't get my article to link to it so I uploaded it again by clicking on the link my article made when I saved the article. So I presumed I now had two articles and I needed to delete the one in commons but, as I said earlier, I couldn't find it so I presumed it had been deleted for lack of copyright info. Now the image in my article has gone so I'm gussing that's the one you deleted or were they one and the same image? Anyway I will upload the image again via my article and then complete the copyright data. Please advise if I'm missing something here.
OK, I'm not able to upload the file again, help! I guess I can just use another filename but that may be confusing later. Sorry Edgar for this disturbance! Cneeds (talk) 20:29, 21 January 2012 (UTC)
As far as I can tell, you have never uploaded any file at Commons. Also, the fact that a file was deleted shouldn't prevent you from uploading again to the same file name. Do you want me to just undelete File:CentreStructureConcept.JPG? -- Ed (Edgar181) 17:46, 22 January 2012 (UTC)
Yes please
It's still not appearing on the page so I guess you haven't had the time to do it as yet?
Sorry, it is undeleted now. Please provide the necessary information regarding its copyright status or it may be deleted by another administrator. -- Ed (Edgar181) 22:22, 30 January 2012 (UTC)
Thank you Edgar. The image was given to me by the article's subject, The Tej Gyan Foundation. What do I need to get from them to prove that the copyright belongs to them? Cneeds (talk) 19:35, 31 January 2012 (UTC)
I'm not sure exactly what is the best procedure, but I would recommend having a look at Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials and Wikipedia:Requesting copyright permission for guidance. -- Ed (Edgar181) 20:45, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Rename an article in my user space before I submit it

Hi Edgar

Is it possible to rename an article in my user space before I submit it? The article in question is currently called "User:Cneeds/Showcase site" but would be better called "User:Cneeds/Showcase website". Sorry, I'm becoming a nuiscance now :-( Cneeds (talk) 21:18, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

Here are instructions for moving a page (including one in your user space): Help:How to move a page. I hope this helps. -- Ed (Edgar181) 17:47, 22 January 2012 (UTC)
Thank you Edgar, done! Cneeds (talk) 15:22, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Wrong block reason?

I'm concerned by the block reason on User:Karwacabs, did you mean {{usernameblock}}? -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 12:42, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

It was meant to be {{softerblock}}, but I must have gotten the wrong item in the drop-down menu . I have fixed it now. Thanks for catching the mistake and letting me know. -- Ed (Edgar181) 12:44, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Request for comments on clothianidin

Hi again. I wonder if you could take a look at the latest changes to the [clothianidin] page (esp. the new "2008 beekill incident" and "Possible contamination issues" sections) and add any comments you might have to the bottom of the clothianidin talk page, where I propose to delete both new sections. Talk:Clothianidin#Request_for_comments_on_1.29_chemical_accidents_.28again.29_and_2.29_citing_primary_research Thx USEPA James (talk) 13:21, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Sorry for the late reply - I've been traveling on business for the past week. I'll review the article and what has been written on the talk page and then see if I have anything new to add. -- Ed (Edgar181) 18:20, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

Request for Rosefuran structure

Hi Edgar181, Would you be so kind as to add the structure to the ChemBox for my new entry Rosefuran (3-methyl-2-prenylfuran). See Prenylation for definition of "prenyl". Thnks, George.kvakovszky — Preceding unsigned comment added by George.kvakovszky (talkcontribs) 21:36, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

It looks like User:Benjah-bmm27 has already taken care of it. -- Ed (Edgar181) 18:13, 30 January 2012 (UTC)


Hi, can you expand this?♦ Dr. Blofeld 22:29, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't know enough to add to what is already there. -- Ed (Edgar181) 18:17, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

Request for linking 3-Bromofuran

Hi, While you are on the Rosefuran page you will see a link in red under Synthesis for 3-bromofuran. When you click, it says the page does not exist...yet it does! Can you fix it so that 3-bromoforan mentions link properly to the 3-Bromofuran page. Thanks George.kvakovszkyGeorge.kvakovszky (talk) 22:35, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

The problem arose because in Wikipedia titles, capitalization matters. 3-Bromofuran and 3-bromofuran are different articles with 3-bromofuran being a redirect to 3-Bromofuran. The issue was solved when User:Benjah-bmm27 created the redirect. -- Ed (Edgar181) 18:15, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

Aone Beats

Any good reason why you deleted the userpage and talk page of User:AONE BEATS? — Jeraphine Gryphon (talk) 22:29, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Yes. The page had been repeatedly used for promotional purposes. It had been repeatedly blanked by other users for that reason, and then repeatedly restored by the user. Simply removing this page helps prevent the problem from recurring. -- Ed (Edgar181) 12:14, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

South Derbyshire

I think I may have recomended a too hard too fast response in this case. (is this a case of WP:BITE ?) A quick hard responses is needed in most cases (pure spammers) but, there seems to be a chance that the person is in a good position to contribute to the article ( working an advice beaurau). I wrote an explanation on the user talk page (User_talk:Sderbyshirecab), offering them a second chance (sort of) what do you think? Decruft (talk) 14:37, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

I like the message you left for him. Even though the user was reported for vandalism, the block I applied was simply for the inappropriate username (though I forgot to leave a message on the user's talk page until now). As the note says, he is free to sign up with a different username and continue to contribute to Wikipedia. -- Ed (Edgar181) 14:46, 2 February 2012 (UTC)


Thanks for blocking that spamming IP so quickly. -- Sailing to Byzantium (msg), 18:22, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

I'm glad to help out. -- Ed (Edgar181) 18:23, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

Vorapaxar Update?

I'm not qualified to edit, but today's release on Vorapaxar (February 7, 2012) at seems to call for someone ;-) to update the Vorapaxar page at .

Sure, I'll take a look a little later today, and see what I can add to the article. -- Ed (Edgar181) 18:32, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
I've added a paragraph about the recently announced clinical trial results. -- Ed (Edgar181) 19:26, 7 February 2012 (UTC)


Can you please move this page back to the original title? [2]. An user abusively made the move, even if the result of the RFM on the talk page was "no consensus". The title from the official site of the organization is Szekler National Council KhantyMansiMagyar (talk) 17:30, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

FYI, request came from a sock of banned user Iaaasi. Amalthea 17:34, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
I honestly have no idea what the proper name of that article should be. On the talk page there is hardly any discussion at all. It would probably be better to restart the discussion there (or another appropriate place such as Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Romania) to find a consensus, rather than rely on a discussion that was closed as "no consensus". -- Ed (Edgar181) 17:36, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

ip block

I see you blocked the IP i reported. Thanks for the quick action. But I notice you only blocked one of the ips. Is that really useful when we know the user is switching ips? Gaijin42 (talk) 15:50, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

It won't be useful to block the other IP address because the editor has moved on to a new one and is unlikely to be able to return to the previous one. A range block would be an alternate way to handle it, but that doesn't seem to be necessary at this point because the disruption at Angels & Stars is not too much of a problem at this point (unless I'm missing something). The page is now on my watchlist, and I'll take more action if necessary. -- Ed (Edgar181) 16:00, 9 February 2012 (UTC)
thanks for the clarification, you are right that they are unlikely to return to the old ip, I did not consider that. Gaijin42 (talk) 16:21, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

That user rotated IPs again and reverted the AFD again. Gaijin42 (talk) 23:21, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

I have reverted and blocked the IP. Thanks for letting me know. -- Ed (Edgar181) 14:58, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

deleted again. bot restored. I requested page protection. Gaijin42 (talk) 14:26, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

I semi-protected the article for a week. Thanks for helping to keep an eye on this. -- Ed (Edgar181) 14:31, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

MSU Interview

Dear Edgar181,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the community HERE, were it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.

So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.

Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your name HERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.


Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) 18:15, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

I wish you and your students success with this project, but I am not interested in participating myself. -- Ed (Edgar181) 20:24, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

The edit wars in Ankara Airport

First of all, I'm very glad that you made the right decision and blocked the user and his other users, so thank you. I'd very happy if you and the others will continue to watch him because this is the fourth article that he vandalized (Ben Gurion Int' Airport, Istanbul Ataturk, Sydney Airport and now Ankara Airport. I had a big edit wars with this person.--Friends147 (talk) 13:53, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

This guy is a long term vandal who seems to have branched out to articles that he can touch that aren't in his usual topic area, anymore.—Ryulong (竜龙) 06:12, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up. The IP is already blocked for a month, but I'll keep an eye on it when the block expires. -- Ed (Edgar181) 14:59, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Hey again

The user that you blocked on 8 February( he opened an edit war on Ankara Airport page) opened another user (Unfortunately he doing this alot...) and vandalize again the same page and another pages. Now he is user, before he had users and Can you help me and block all this 3 users?He just vandalize Wikipedia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Friends147 (talkcontribs) 16:04, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

Because I don't know much about airports such as these, I can't distinguish between edits that introduce misinformation and those that are constructive. I'm sorry, but I think you will have to ask for help from someone else.-- Ed (Edgar181) 15:03, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Hey there

This weird one created an accounr and began vandalizing this morning: User talk:TheBigRedAnoose. I believe he is a sock of User talk:OhGawdAnooseMunchaaahhh, User talk:Anoosegladiator, and several other accounts which have been blocked. He does make it easy to spot.--Mike - Μολὼν λαβέ 15:01, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Yes, an obvious sock. I have blocked the account. Thanks for letting me know. -- Ed (Edgar181) 15:04, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Question for administrator

Why did you delete my page? --Mimitica (talk) 18:35, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

I deleted the article you created, Copy of first page, because it was simply a copy of the main page. -- Ed (Edgar181) 19:15, 14 February 2012 (UTC)


can i add my page UNGEMS . will be careful in content and policies — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ungems (talkcontribs) 15:09, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

You may find the page Wikipedia:Starting an article helpful. Since your username matches the name of the article you wish to create, I also suggest that you have a look at Wikipedia's conflict of interest guidelines and username policy. -- Ed (Edgar181) 15:13, 15 February 2012 (UTC)


Thanks, it is pleased with your attention. Since I drew them by ChemBioOffice and save them with svg format directly, White backgrounds and no margin is inevitable. I'll fix them by Inkscape tomorrow for too late in China now. -- shakiestone (talk) 16:27, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

It is believed that Inkscape can handle this problem by removing background and increasing 5px at hight in document attribute. You can check out how vitexin.svg @ Vitexin is going and it is hoped that you can give a feedback. If it is OK, I'll fix all the svgs uploaded in this way. But also thank you for earnestly providing me a tool. -- shakiestone (talk) 16:44, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
File:Vitexin.svg looks good to me. Thank you. -- Ed (Edgar181) 16:55, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
All svgs are OK now. Thank you for informing me so as to make pictures perform better. -- shakiestone (talk) 12:37, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
Thanks again. They look great. -- Ed (Edgar181) 16:58, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

remove ip

hi i used my broadband to edit adnan al aroor article but i forgot my ip is gonna be recorded (it begins with 4) so can u remove it from edit history — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:57, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Yes, but I'll need some additional information first. There have been recent contributions to Adnan al-Aroor from multiple IP address, but none from the one you are currently using. If you can identify for me the specific edit you are referring to, I will remove the IP address from the edit history. -- Ed (Edgar181) 16:49, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

ok im using my broadband right now

so remove this ip from adnan al aroor edit history and this page's edit history

OK, done. -- Ed (Edgar181) 11:29, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

dude my ip is still in your talk page's edit history — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:23, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

It's hidden now. -- Ed (Edgar181) 12:26, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

it still says on adnan al aroor page

(cur | prev) 17:28, 17 February 2012‎ PaoloNapolitano (talk | contribs)‎ m (1,593 bytes) (Reverted 1 edit by (my ip) (talk) identified as vandalism to last revision by Zozo2kx. (TW))

please remove it — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:42, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

That's hidden now too. -- Ed (Edgar181) 12:45, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

Need help from the smarter

Hello there! I'm (rarely lately, but am planning to return for active editing sometime soon) working on fluorine. Got three questions and you were recommended for me as a man who "know[s] a lot or hard-core chemistry." So it'd be neat if you could help me.

  1. HF/SbF5. While I already know there is probably no "H[SbF6] with naked protons," I wanna make it sure. Made a short look over the Net; says no protons can exist in solids, but probably in gases. What would you say? Could there be a high vacuum geasous "H[SbF6] with naked protons"? (also, for me actually, could it be even more acidic if we use AuF5 instead? just give an opinion)
  2. Low melting point. Does it have anything to do with the partial second bonds found in Cl2, Br2, and I2, but not F2?
  3. I can't understand why BiF5 is polymeric rather than molecular. (I understand the rationale for it something similar (opposite)?) It could be neat to explain that in a few words.

It could also very neat if you colud provide any sources, but if not, any help would still be very appreciated. (Have also personal interest on each of the three, so...please explain whatever you can) :) Thanks a lot, in advance--R8R Gtrs (talk) 18:37, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Tough questions. And I'm probably not the best person to be asking questions like this - I'm an organic chemist, not inorganic.
  1. I would agree that referring to HSbF6 as having a "naked H+" is an exaggeration, but it's all a matter of degree. You can't get anything closer to "H+" in a chemical compound. It's not very far off to call it a naked proton, so you might as well just call it that. I suspect it's still going to be attached to the SbF6- to a certain extent even in high vacuum.
  2. Sorry, I don't know how to answer this one.
  3. Sorry, I don't know how to answer this one.
-- Ed (Edgar181) 19:28, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Power Rangers Samurai

I wanna know why when I added the following to Power Rangers Samurai which any observer of said program can see for themselves to be fact but Acalamari and Ryulong claim it to be a personal opinion and blocked me for a period of 24 hours and threatened to make the block permanent if I ever re-added it to Wikipedia, I suspect them to be bullying me but I am not sure. Could you please help clarify the situation, thanks: Strangely enough for a group of samurai, they are all basically gaijin even their sensei/shogun is portrayed by a New Zealander, for none of them are full blooded Japan-born Japanese. D34throse Darklight (talk) 23:38, 18 February 2012 (UTC) D34throse Darklight

I can't say that I know anything about Power Rangers Samurai, but it appears to me that what you are trying to add is personal opinion, which is not appropriate for Wikipedia articles. I don't see anything in the behavior of the other editors that suggests to me that they are bullying you. -- Ed (Edgar181) 00:30, 19 February 2012 (UTC)


Dear Edgar181,

Currently the problem of toxic preservatives is challenging in Europe. Yesterday I added some information to the article “Borax” about safe substitutions for Borax as food additive. Why did you decide to remove it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gogi djan (talkcontribs) 11:20, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

It appeared to me to be product promotion, which is not permitted on Wikipedia. The added reference was to a website that is clearly promotional in nature. Perhaps it can be re-added in a way. For example, maybe the ingredients that are used as alternatives to borax in food can be specified without calling attention to specific brands. -- Ed (Edgar181) 17:04, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

I agree with you, but I think it is difficult to dispense with ingredients naming (e.g., at this page we can find promotional references of Pacific Coast Borax Company, 20 Mule Team Borax trademark, "Boraxo", "Borateem", Deselex, Henkel etc.). Recently I heard an interview with Russian largest sturgeon farm owner and he spoke about caviar preservatives, including Borax and LIV. This interview is in Russian. Can we place a link to the audio-record? If we add references to the web-sites of caviar companies that use those new Borax substitutions it would also be a promotion, won’t it? So which way can be used to give the information about Borax substitutions? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gogi djan (talkcontribs) 18:07, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

There's probably a way to include this material without it being overly promotional. If possible English-language references are preferable to Russian, but if that is all there is, it's probably ok to add. -- Ed (Edgar181) 22:30, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

Pioneer Park, San Francisco

Hi Ed. Could you please check the recent addition by an IP user? Thanks. --Leyo 11:45, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

I suspect that the addition was well-intentioned, but the meaning in unclear to me, and contained personal opinion/anecdotes so I have reverted. -- Ed (Edgar181) 17:05, 19 February 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. --Leyo 10:46, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

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Hi Edgar181, I'm Paucabot from catalan wikipedia. I've seen you've been speedy deleting so you may be able to help us. We are discussing about the interpretation of A3 criteria for speedy deletion. The sample case we are debating is ca:Stephanachne (Stephanachne here). Does this article fit to A3 here? Why? Have you decided something or have you something written about these stubs? Could you help us? Face-wink.svg Paucabot (talk) 15:31, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Here on the English Wikipedia, an article with the same content as ca:Stephanachne would not qualify for WP:CSD#A3. The criteria is for articles that truly are empty of encylopedic content, not just very short. I don't think I could outline the consensus about how this criteria is used any better than what is already written at WP:CSD#A3. -- Ed (Edgar181) 23:09, 20 February 2012 (UTC)


...On hitting 100,000 edits. Whether or not this is a good thing.... — foxj 17:04, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

I'm not sure either. But thanks! -- Ed (Edgar181) 18:30, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

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Hi. I've made a proposal to tighten up the WikiProject Chemistry Manual of Style a bit with regard to Accidents and Incidents as well as sources. Your comments would be most welcome. USEPA James (talk) 17:42, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

I've left a comment there. -- Ed (Edgar181) 19:16, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
As always, thanks. btw, my recent sensitivity about questions/comments about my employement stems from a Wikipedian stalker I seem to have acquired in real life. I've reported the issue but have yet to hear any real follow-up by admins. Hope that adequately explains my recent insistence that editors limit talk to the article topic.USEPA James (talk) 20:32, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

Glyoxylic Acid models

Dear Edgar

I was looking at the entry for Glyoxylic Acid and ended up a little confused by the difference in representations between the ball and stick model and the structural diagram (which depicts one less hydrogen than the ball and stick model). Is something amiss?

Peter — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:54, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

File:Glyoxylic acid.png is a skeletal diagram, one of the standard ways that chemists depict organic chemical compounds. In these diagrams, carbon atoms and the hydrogen atoms directly attached to them are not shown explicitly. So in this case, two carbon atoms and one hydrogen atom are implicit. There are lots of details at skeletal diagram if you want to find out more. I hope this helps.-- Ed (Edgar181) 13:15, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

Block an IP address

Please block IP address: See what the person did to this article. The person keeps adding FOX as part of the 2011–2012 United States network television weekday schedule, but FOX is not part of the big three networks. FOX does not even broadcast daytime television. I have the proof that FOX really does not broadcast daytime television right here ----> Fox Broadcasting Company#Programming I would like you to block the person, please. Thank you. Mr. Slinks (talk) Mr. Slinks (talk) 07:00, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

I don't know much about daytime television, but this looks to me like a disagreement over the scope of the article, and not some kind of vandalism that would require a block. Perhaps another administrator would be more suited to evaluating this. -- Ed (Edgar181) 20:07, 26 February 2012 (UTC)
Alright. Thanks for your help. Mr. Slinks (talk) 21:44, 26 February 2012 (UTC)


I love you. Isarra (talk) 01:41, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

I'm glad that I can make someone happy around here. -- Ed (Edgar181) 12:52, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
Maintenance and cleanup do make me happy, and you seem to do a lot of that, so thank you. I like clean. Isarra (talk) 15:01, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

alex Standish

Why did you remove my content on this person. I know it is the same person so i would ppricate it if you put it back please. IF you did your research then you would know it was the same person.

Many thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Crookhamboy (talkcontribs) 11:17, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia's articles about living people are held to a very high standard because of the potential to do real harm - see Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons. The type of information that you are trying to add to the article would be particularly defamatory if it were not true. So in this case, I think a high standard for verification that the wrong person isn't identified is clearly warranted. While it is plausibly the same person, I'm simply not entirely convinced that with the information available that this is the case - and I'm not the only one. Another editor has expressed the same doubts and reverted your previous edits to the article. I have requested other people's opinions at Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons/Noticeboard. -- Ed (Edgar181) 12:48, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

I have read the discussion and i can understand where you and others are coming from. This man was charged using his Full Name but used his middle name alex as his working name for some reason. Please believe me when i say it is the same person. The wiki article states he worked for the UN and the Prime Minister of albania and so does the press article. IF you go to the reading post site and search for alex standish you will 4 articles in all all regarding this person. I also understand this article is up for deletion - can you tell me why please and when will it be deleted?

It seems likely to me now that the two are the same. But it may be a moot point if the article gets deleted. Wikipedia has notability guidelines for inclusions of biographies and someone has nominated the article for deletion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Alex Standish, arguing the failure to meet these guidelines. These discussions usually last for a week before an administrator decides to either keep or delete the article based on the outcome of the discussion. You are free to contribute to the discussion there if you want to. -- Ed (Edgar181) 14:43, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Well i for one would be happy to see this deleted totally. Thanks anyway for teaching me how wiki works as i new to all of this....sorry if i caused any hassle...was the last thing i wanted to do.


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I added the note about muscarine being the center of Dorothy L. Sayers' novel The Documents in the Case. It appears you deleted it as trivia. I see you are an administrator and a big contributor, so I appreciate your well-earned authority in this matter. I'm a very heavy Wikipedia user; the sentence you removed was my first-ever edit. Since perhaps tens of thousands of people know of muscarine only through this novel, and muscarine is really important to the novel, and I referred to the muscarine article becuase of the novel, I'd like a mention of the novel to appear in the Wikipedia article on muscarine. Could you restore some mention, please, in a format acceptable to you? Thanks. JimJ80 (talk) 13:51, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Personally, I don't think it is something important to add to the article on muscarine. But that's just my opinion. If you would like to add in back in, I won't object. -- Ed (Edgar181) 14:36, 2 March 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for your flexibility. I did undo your deletion. JimJ80 (talk) 13:07, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

Fertilizer undo

Thanks for catching the link spam! You beat me to it :) --Pusillanimous 15:35, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

I'm glad to help. -- Ed (Edgar181) 15:36, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Usernames for administrator attention

Hi Ed, Is there some precedent or discussion that has taken place in the past regarding blocking promotional usernames, that have only edited in AfC space? If there is, I'd be grateful if you could point me towards it. I make quite a few of these reports at UAA (most of my work is at AfC) and many are softerblocked, but some admins decline. Pol430 talk to me 10:36, 4 March 2012 (UTC)

I spend a lot of time at UAA, and it seems to me that most of those types of reports (AFC-only editors with promotional-sounding usernames) are declined. But certainly some administrators will block those. Looking in the archives, I found this: Wikipedia_talk:Usernames_for_administrator_attention/Archive_2#UAA_and_AfC, but it doesn't really settle the issue one way or the other. So I suppose there is no real consensus, and you should feel free to make your own judgement on whether to report them or not, and for now sometimes they'll get blocked and sometimes they won't. -- Ed (Edgar181) 17:07, 4 March 2012 (UTC)
Hey, thanks for digging up that archive thread. I'll probably hold off on such nominations in future, unless they they continue to edit in the article namespace. Pol430 talk to me 18:47, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

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KM X-1

Hi Edgar. Someone has moved this page (1-Pentylindol-3-yl)-(2,2,3,3-tetramethylcyclopropyl)methanone to the made-up code number "KM X-1" and I can't move it back for some reason. I don't think this is an appropriate name, seeing as it is just an invented code number that one particular manufacturer seems to be using to promote the compound for sale. It has been suggested that it could be moved to "UR-144" instead, as while this is also a made up code number, it is at least commonly in use by many different people, as opposed to the current one which will send everyone who searches for it on google to one particular vendor's website. But personally I disapprove of these made up names and would favor the correct chemical name, even if it is long and unweildy. Ironically this compound will have a "proper" code number from Abbott (which will be A-xxx,xxx starting with 7 or 8) but in the couple of papers where it is mentioned, they only call it "compound 46" or whatever, its internal code number has not been revealed. Meodipt (talk) 00:21, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

I agree that in this situation the chemical name, though unwieldy, is better than a vendor code, so I have moved the page back. -- Ed (Edgar181) 01:21, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Pura Bathrooms Ltd

Hi Edgar, You have deleted my page for Pura Bathrooms Ltd, but not responded to my justification to keep the page. The content was factual, unbiased and similar in content to the wiki page of another UK company, namely Pura Foods Ltd. Please can you explain why Pura Foods Ltd is acceptable, whilst my page for Pura Bathrooms Ltd was not? Is it because Pura Foods Ltd is on a stub, i.e. manufacturing companies? As a novice to Wikipedia, it would be helpful for me to receive such feedback Sussexevents (talk) 17:39, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

I deleted the article because it contained no content suggesting notability (see deletion criteria WP:CSD#A7 for details). Wikipedia has notability criteria for companies to be included - you can read them at Wikipedia:Notability (organizations and companies). If you think the company meets these criteria and you can write an article from a neutral point of view that demonstrates the company has sufficient notability to meet these guidelines, the article will probably be kept. If you think Pura Foods does not meet these guidelines (I'm not sure it does), then you may nominate the article for deletion (see WP:AFD). I hope this helps. -- Ed (Edgar181) 20:17, 7 March 2012 (UTC)
Yes, it does. Thank you for clarifying the problem. Pura Foods probably fails to meet the necessary criteria, hence was not a suitable template for my article. I will review the guidelines for notability. Sussexevents (talk) 09:11, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Soutron deletion

Hi Ed - I got your mark for speedy deletion note last night after I added the entry for Soutron. Wow - when you say speedy, you mean speedy. The entry was a work in progress. I was getting ready to add a note about a significant funding win for the company, as part of the UK's Technology Strategy Board. The company is pioneering technology for library database management, and the US company is being run by a former San Diego Businessperson of the Year. They are only one of three companies in this industry. Does that not pass the significance test? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Timtempleton (talkcontribs) 18:10, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

Soutron Global was marked for deletion by Macaddct1984 (talk · contribs) because he thought it was unambiguously promotional. I agreed and deleted the article. Because the article was referenced entirely to various Soutron websites, it seemed to consist of only what Soutron says about themselves. Wikipedia articles need to be written from a neutral point of view. Without seeing the completed article, I can't really judge whether is passes the significance test. I have undeleted the article and moved it to User:Timtempleton/Soutron Global where you can work on it, and later move it back to the proper title. (Or if you don't want it, you can put {{db-u1}} on it and an administrator will deleted it.) -- Ed (Edgar181) 20:26, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

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Heather Mills talk page

Hi, would you please take a look at the Heather Mills talk page, item: 04:45, 14 March 2012‎ Ralphfcolucci (talk | contribs)‎ . . (21,892 bytes) (+2,467)‎ . . (A Final Word). I saw that you quite rightly removed and blocked an annon user on the Heather Mills article page for personal abuse (01:37, 12 March 2012 Edgar181 (talk | contribs) blocked (talk) (anon. only, account creation blocked) with an expiry time of 1 week (Violations of the Biographies of living persons policy) well I would suggest that this posting is roughly similar. <text removed> Apart from the unreferenced and malicious personal attacks about the subject, I contend that the posting has nothing to do with the subject of the article at all and at the very least should be removed. Under the Wiki rules about removing editors comments (see Wikipedia:Talk page guidelines, section 1.5 "Editing comments, Others' comments") I am loathe to do it myself and really don't want to get into an extended conversation with the person posting. The comments are peculiar enough without adding to them! Manxwoman (talk) 18:42, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

That is definitely content that does not belong on Wikipedia, including a talk page. I have removed it (and removed it from this page, too - I hope you don't mind). If you see this kind of thing again the future, please feel free to remove it yourself. -- Ed (Edgar181) 20:01, 14 March 2012 (UTC)
I don't mind it all and thank you very much for your speedy action. Regards, Manxwoman (talk) 20:39, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Please block his Talk page as well, as he resorts to vandalizing it once he's blocked. Thanks - Areaseven (talk) 15:24, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

Done. Looking at those other talk pages, your suggestion is a good idea. Thanks for letting me know. -- Ed (Edgar181) 15:28, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. Unfortunately, it's not over, as he'll find another IP address to continue his insatiable thirst for vandalism. - Areaseven (talk) 15:30, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
Most vandals realize the futility of what they are doing fairly quickly. But for some of the less intelligent ones, it requires a little patience on our part.  :/ -- Ed (Edgar181) 17:21, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
You may want to re-block just in case. - Areaseven (talk) 17:22, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
After switching to a new IP address, has he ever gone back to an older one? -- Ed (Edgar181) 17:24, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

This individual has been attacking Wikipedia for six years now. You can see the exent of this individual's attacks by reading User:Ryulong/sandbox#Saban troll.—Ryulong (竜龙) 20:13, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. That's helpful. -- Ed (Edgar181) 20:14, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
I have been trying to contact his ISP. They took care of the last batch of IPs he used in February, but this new spate of attacks is getting bothersome. I've requested that Super Sentai be semiprotected, as that is the central page he wants to vandalize. Everything else is being blocked by the edit filter, as far as I am aware (I can no longer view the filter's logs).—Ryulong (竜龙) 20:20, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
I've semi-protected that page for six months. Hopefully this will help at least a little. -- Ed (Edgar181) 20:25, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

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This revision needs oversighting too, if you'd be so kind. Thanks - Pointillist (talk) 15:03, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

OK, I've deleted that revision too. Thanks for letting me know. -- Ed (Edgar181) 15:05, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

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Chembox etc.

Is there any chance you could add a chembox to this article I'm drafting? I haven't a clue where to find all the chemical data. I guess that the one in alpha-Aminobutyric acid might be useful as a guide. Thanks and congrats on the 100k! SmartSE (talk) 23:44, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

OK, I've added a chembox to your article. I typically get data from ChemSpider. If you sign up for an account there you will see a "Wikibox" button that will give you a formatted chembox with some data already filled in. Some other data, such as CAS#s, I get directly from Chemical Abstracts through my institution's access to SciFinder. -- Ed (Edgar181) 11:45, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! And I'll try to remember that advice if I make another article about a chemical. SmartSE (talk) 17:10, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Hi, I saw that you deleted the talk page 'Pittsburgh Botanic Garden'. Why did you delete it? I am working on this page and would appreciate it you reinstate the existing content, or let me know why you felt it should be deleted as I will be starting the page again. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:58, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

I deleted Talk:Pittsburgh Botanic Garden because it was the talk page for a non-existent article and therefore met criteria for speedy deletion (WP:CSD#G8). Below is the deleted content in case you would like to use it as as starting point to write an article. (It is currently insufficient content for an article.) You may find this page helpful: Wikipedia:Your first article. -- Ed (Edgar181) 16:30, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden was founded in 1988 as the Horticultural Society of Western Pennsylvania to promote and encourage horticulture and botany, the conservation of natural resources and the establishment of a botanical garden in western Pennsylvania. The organization became a 501(c)(3)non-profit corporation in 1991 and adopted its current name in 2010.

Great! Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:05, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

Solid State PLC

Hello, I'd like to create a page Solid State PLC but you previously removed this: 18:11, 17 August 2011 Edgar181 (talk | contribs) deleted page Solid State PLC (G11: Unambiguous advertising or promotion) The intention was to create a brief, factual page outlining the AIM listed companies details and history but not be an advert or promotion. Would you be able to assist me in achieveing this.

--jjakaalbinoboy 16:20, 26 March 2012 (UTC)

The version of Solid State PLC that I deleted was in fact an unambiguously promotional article full of nothing but marketing hyperbole ("leading value-added distributors and agents" "looking for added-value solutions", etc.) written from the company's perspective ("we market our products", etc.) Wikipedia articles must be written from a neutral point of view and should not be merely advertisements masquerading as encyclopedia articles. -- Ed (Edgar181) 11:18, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

Also this--FYI

You just beat me to it. Connected is a VOA account I just blocked, VaughnWilson (talk · contribs). Thanks, Drmies (talk) 19:23, 26 March 2012 (UTC)

Semi-protect request

Hi. I've contacted you before about semi-protection requests on young Disney and/or Nickelodeon stars' bio pages. You previously protected the Cameron Boyce (actor) biography for about 3 months and the lock expired about a month ago. As I suspected, both he and the show have only gained in popularity since you first protected the page, and the unconstructive edits from young fans has only increased since the lock expired. The edits made to the page in the last month or so aren't necessarily all "vandalism", but they aren't helpful/useful either (I believe only additional interwiki links to new Wikipedia bio pages for him in other lanugages have not been reverted - with the exception of one unsourced credit in the "Filmography" table that I'm leaving for now), so I was hoping you would consider protecting his page again. As I think I've mentioned before - the only useful edits that seem to happen on young Disney stars' pages are usually from confirmed users anyway, so I doubt the page would suffer from an extended lock. --- Crakkerjakk (talk) 02:41, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

I know you're away, but I just thought I'd add an adjacent request to lock the Jessie (TV series) article (the show on which Boyce stars) as well. I got busy over the holidays, and I haven't been keeping up with many of the Disney articles over the last few months, but since the previous lock on the Jessie page expired it's gotten tons of pointless edits from 10-year-old Disney fans, and I'm sure the dedicated editors who have been constantly watching/reverting it could be using their time much more constructively. --- Crakkerjakk (talk) 16:15, 2 April 2012 (UTC)
 Done I have semi-protected them both. -- Ed (Edgar181) 11:18, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
Thank you.  :) --- Crakkerjakk (talk) 13:29, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

Block evader...

Ineedpellcheck (talk · contribs) is evading the block you just put on his other account. Calabe1992 14:29, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

He is now blocked. Thanks for letting me know. -- Ed (Edgar181) 14:31, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
No problem, thanks. :) Calabe1992 14:32, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

This looks promising ...

I saw this posted on the talk page of an anon IP that you blocked for a month. This doesn't sound hopeful that, upon their return, they will edit constructively, in my opinion. --McDoobAU93 18:29, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

I'll keep an eye on the IP address when the block expires. Thanks for letting me know. -- Ed (Edgar181) 10:30, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

[Return to Connecticut Club]]

The same "editor" has recreated the page Return to Connecticut Club just speedy deleted. --JimWae (talk) 20:21, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

It looks like another adimin has protected the page from recreation, so it shouldn't be problem any more. -- Ed (Edgar181) 12:13, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

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Marcus Singletary


Hi. Hope you're well. Saw your comment.

Will you place protection on the page contributed by "forwardbounce1," so that the page is limited to contributions by the actual page contributor? I'm the contributor of the page, and it has been subjected to recent abuse by the user "johnsmith57."

I filed a complaint against user "johnsmith57," requesting blockage of their account, due to abuse of the page, constant revision, and the fact that the user has engaged in an "edit war" by revising the page nearly ten times in fewer than eight hours, with three of those revisions coming in less than ten minutes.

Forwardbounce1 (talk) 03:59, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

From my perspective, you were both involved in the edit warring - both repeatedly undoing each other's edits to the article. As for protecting the page, anyone is permitted to edit it, not just the original contributor (see Wikipedia:Ownership of articles for details about Wikipedia's policy relating to this). If two editors disagree over the content of the article, the best thing to do is to discuss potential changes to the article on the article's talk page. If the disagreement can be resolved, there are ways to get assistance from other editors: Wikipedia:Dispute resolution. Also, as you have identified yourself as the subject of the biography, it's probably a good idea to have a look at Wikipedia:Conflict of interest. -- Ed (Edgar181) 11:14, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

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Glycemic efficacy

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Evan Griffiths

I am about to start an article on Evan Griffiths. My motive is (1) he looks like he did something slightly interesting and (2) I hope that if I write a little bit someone else who knows more will add to it and I'll learn something. Sometimes works. Eventually. Anyhow, it looks as though you were involved in the deletion of an entry on Evan Griffiths some time ago. I think it was a different Evan Griffiths, but if I'm wrong about that, (1) sorry and (2) please get in touch if you aobject to what I'm kicking off here. Success Charles01 (talk) 17:22, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

The article I deleted in 2008 was completely unrelated to the biography you just started. -- Ed (Edgar181) 12:14, 30 April 2012 (UTC)