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Hello there. Not sure if this is a permanent visit or not. Doubt it. ScarianCall me Pat! 21:18, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Bah. Prot. please? ScarianCall me Pat! 20:35, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

I have a small amount to annoy you with: [1] This fellow needs a genre warring warning. I have forgotten the template name. This guy, too. Some of their edits aren't so bad but the majority are just PoV. I've added them to UV's page. Thanks, man. ScarianCall me Pat! 09:54, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

{{uw-genre1}}, 2, 3 and 4 work. They're linked in Twinkle as well, the very bottom option under Warning reason, "Frequent or mass changes to genres without consensus or references". --King Öomie 17:11, 22 March 2011 (UTC)
And the second IP Scarian linked is a sock of the guy you blocked a few months back, E-man, the guy who had a mad-on for removing post-grunge from the universe. --King Öomie 17:14, 22 March 2011 (UTC)
OK, I'll take care of it. Enigmamsg 14:43, 25 March 2011 (UTC)
Heh, I don't even use any programmes any more. But thanks and thanks, guys. ScarianCall me Pat! 08:30, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Dave G needs another prot please! Ta! ScarianCall me Pat! 15:29, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

If you missed it[edit]

I acknowledge that it was wrong and inappropriate of me to open an enforcement right after, [2] --Supreme Deliciousness (talk) 18:10, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

Part of the battleground mentality applies not only to article editing, but also to filing AEs constantly. Enigmamsg 23:15, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

Good article reassessment[edit]

An article that you have been involved in editing, E-mail Surveillance has been nominated for a good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments good article reassessment page . If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status will be removed from the article. Fences&Windows 17:45, 5 March 2011 (UTC)


I'm gonna respond here so not to bother NW any more.

Both the AE and ANI thread happened half a year ago, I cant remember everything that happened there, but what was said there doesn't contradict that when I read JJGs comments I didn't think his name was an issue for him. The information I sent back then was about the other user Eric1985 and had nothing to do with Jiujitsuguy and the circumstances and information was not the same either, I only saw JJGs comments afterwards. --Supreme Deliciousness (talk) 06:23, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

Both of those threads, among others you were aware of, talk about the outing issue. Additionally, you referenced the article at least one other time, not linking to it, presumably because you knew it would be considered outing. The same for Nableezy. How am I supposed to believe now that you and Nableezy both "innocently" linked to it, considering your respective pasts? Enigmamsg 08:12, 6 March 2011 (UTC)
I don't know exactly what Nableezy sent Tariqabjotu, (there are several things), the information I sent about Eric1985 was nothing like the articles I am aware of by and related to JJG, this was very personal information that contrary to JJG, Eric wasn't revealing to the public. So this was clearly not the same thing. I only afterwards saw these several things written by JJG, I had not seen anything of this before, and I saw it as that his name was no issue for him. I can not remember what people where discussing half a year ago about their personal interpretation about what is or what is not "outing", I'm only talking about how I saw it when I saw what he had written. --Supreme Deliciousness (talk) 11:17, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

Non-disruptive edit[edit]

Data removed contained crime information that has no bearing on technical details, history, or development of the Mini-14 rifle. Thus this is a legitmate edit and is no way disruptive unless you are anti- Second Amendment. Leave the edit alone. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:24, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

I did not make whatever edit you're referring to. [3] You're probably looking for Enigmamsg 04:13, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

Ah ok.[edit]

My apologies then. The notice popped up within seconds of the edit I put in on the Mini-14 article. Curious. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:40, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

My edit to your talk was from 2009. Enigmamsg 03:13, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

GOCE drive newsletter[edit]

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Flag of Western Sahara Wiki Project[edit]

Hello Enigmaman. I would like you to settle a problem about the Wiki project of Western Sahara. The founder of this project (User:Koavf) claims publicly that he's a pro-SADR (Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic) and anti-Morocco. He also says, since he's the founder, that he owns the project and has the right to write anything he wants in it. That's why the project holds the flag of the SADR. But the UN states that Western Sahara is a territory under dispute and therefore UN does not recognize any sovereignty (either Moroccan or Sahrawi) on this territory. So, there must be no flag for the project or at least the flag of the UN. The presence of the flag of the SADR as the one of Western Sahara is complete non-neutrality. Would you like please to settle this? I would be most greatful if you could do something. Thanking you in advance. Moroccan Sahara (talk) 13:58, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Hi, I'm not sure why you chose me, because I don't often edit anymore. At this point in my life, other activities have taken priority over Wikipedia, and I can no longer devote much time to editing or reading over disputes. Enigmamsg 21:31, 6 May 2011 (UTC)


Dear administrator,

I am not really sure if you are in fact an administrator at AE or not, but I am posting this message anyway since I found your name among the decision-making administrators in AE cases. If it's not too much to ask, could you please review the AE case on MarshallBagramyan? The whole case is based on an imposed indefinite restriction for not labeling authors any names or dismissing them based on their nationality, place of birth or publication, ethnic group, religion or similar general characteristic (and the report clearly said “This restriction is to be enforced by blocks or other discretionary sanctions”) and violation of another topic ban earlier in 2010 when the user violated his ban twice and went unnoticed? The reported user MB has taken this report out of context by posting long blocks of replies which had already wrote last time he was reported and diverting the attention of the readers and administrator away from the subject which is an imposed ban and his violation of it. All I am asking is for administrators to take action on the violation of restriction for fair and just decision. Angel670 talk 17:37, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, I can't help with this issue. Enigmamsg 02:25, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Your opinion at AE regarding SD[edit]

Hello Enigmaman. At Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Enforcement#Result concerning Supreme Deliciousness you indicated that 'this will continue to come up unless something is done'. This thread has got so old that I was thinking it is time to close it. Would you like to make a more specific proposal? I do not have any strong opinion myself, but I tend to support closing without sanctions if those presenting the arguments don't have a coherent case which is easy to follow. SD's behavior may be a bit unusual, but he would not be the first person to deserve that adjective to work on I/P articles. Thanks, EdJohnston (talk) 04:57, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

I am in agreement with the implemented remedy. Enigmamsg 02:25, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Did someone send you a message to go to the enforcement?[edit]

Hello Enigmaman, I was wondering if someone sent you a message of wiki to go to the enforcement? I also left you a response:[4] --Supreme Deliciousness (talk) 06:41, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

No, no one sent me a message of wiki. Sorry, I've been off wikipedia for several days. More pressing issues to deal with. Enigmamsg 02:25, 2 June 2011 (UTC)


Just come back on Wikipedia and it says I have been caught for vandalism or something? and what makes it even more strange is that it was issued in June 2008? What the hell? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:46, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Someone using your IP in June 2008 vandalized someone's talk page twice. Enigmamsg 17:33, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

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Re: Mario Ančić[edit]

No problem - happens a lot lately, there's been a some kind of change of infobox syntax. I've visited the article before, so I knew there was a picture there... GregorB (talk) 21:57, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

About the article 'Warfaze'[edit]

Hello sir, You deleted an article named 'Warfaze' which was about a renowned heavy metal band of Bangladesh. It is one of the most popular bands of all time in Bangladesh since 1984. There should be an article in wikipedia about them. Please help us to recreate it. regards, Siyam Potasiyam (talk) 12:59, 20 August 2011 (UTC)

Deleted repeatedly because of blatant copyright infringement. Enigmamsg 05:39, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

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You removed Pezhham[edit]

Hi Engigmaman, I am Gina and I am the author of the article I wrote about Pezhham Akhavass. You deleted my page and removed it for no good reason. Pezhham is an amazing artist and the page was about his work in developing the instrument tombak and being one of the virtuoso musicians of his generation. In fact he was part of the Masters of Persian Music Tour of US as featured at and the links were about the musicians he has worked with that all have pages on wikipedia and the discography and talked about his life work. WHY did you delete this page? You have have emailed me and told me what is wrong with it, I am not an expert on wikipedia, but I am very angry and feel its totally unfair that you removed my page for no reason. There were links to media and to other sources prooving every point. you are abusing your power. Please put my page back immediately or tell me what it needs. Instead of deleting people's work, you should have better communication skills to resolve whatever issue you have. Thats so not cool. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Desertgypsy (talkcontribs) 02:50, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

Obviously there was a reason and being rude about it is not going to help your cause, unless your goal is to be blocked. Enigmamsg 16:14, 19 September 2011 (UTC)
Additionally, I did not delete it. I merely deleted this. Enigmamsg 16:19, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

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Articles for Creation Appeal[edit]

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MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Enigmaman,

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 communityHERE, where 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.

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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) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chlopeck (talkcontribs) 23:18, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Margaret Sanger Semi-protection[edit]

Vandalism by ip edits seems to be on the rise for the Margaret Sanger article. It seems to be at the rate of once every two days. I recommend semi-protecting the article for some time. This has been an on-going problem because she is a controversial figure. Do you think the article should be semi-protected forever? --Harizotoh9 (talk) 21:26, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

The threshold for semi protection typically requires vandalism to be occurring more frequently than that, although I understand how it can be frustrating. By the way, how did it happen that you came to me? I'm just curious. Enigmamsg 04:45, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

Article restructuring at the Beatles[edit]

There is a straw poll taking place here, and your input would be appreciated. — GabeMc (talk) 02:38, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

I am refraining because I'm not familiar enough with the article to form an opinion. Enigmamsg 23:16, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

MOTDs (This space for rent)[edit]

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March 2012 MOTD's award for helping the project in a difficult time[edit]

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The MOTD Barnstar is awarded to Enigmaman for his invaluable contribution to our project, which was experiencing a period of extreme scarcity. Thank you from Motto of the day. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 11:00, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

Additional note: Hoping that you feel comfortable with us, we hope and desire that you will want to continue contributing to our/your project. I personally think that if many of us contribute, then about ten minutes per week, by reviewing the existing nominations, and eventually adding new nominations, should be more than enough to get the project going! Once again, thank you from your Motto of the day. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 11:00, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

Real Housewives of Vancouver[edit]

I've been trying to edit The Real Housewives of Vancouver page and it keeps going back to the last way it was edited. Why is this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hatiki (talkcontribs) 22:29, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

Go to User talk:Eddyegghead and discuss it with him. Or try the talk page. Enigmamsg 22:34, 28 June 2012 (UTC)


You have a request at RFPP: UEFA Euro 2012 Final. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 11:49, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

Not a request of me. If another admin wants to unprotect it, they can, although it'd be unwise. Enigmamsg 14:52, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

Head's up[edit]

Hi Enigmaman. I always try to inform people when I take an administrative action that affects one taken in the past. Please see Wikipedia:Help desk#Warfaze: Recreating a deleted article. Best regards--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 05:43, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

No issues with unsalting. I only salted it because it kept getting recreated in a way that didn't meet article standards. Enigmamsg 20:50, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

Driving Mr. Pink[edit]

the IP replacing sourced information with unsourced information on Driving Mr. Pink (which contradicts the sources) is back with a different IP. Frietjes (talk) 22:04, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

I'm on it. Enigmamsg 04:38, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
the IP user is back again, see Template:Pink Panther and Driving Mr. Pink. thank you. Frietjes (talk) 19:00, 8 August 2012 (UTC)
Taking care of it now. Enigmamsg 19:49, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

Pussy Riot[edit]

Hi, I noticed that you removed the edits that I made to the Pussy Riot bio page (the English version). Why? The information comes with a reference to a reliable source. I can provide more sources if required. I share a position that selective withholding of facts about the Pussy Riot biography serves to manipulate the public to see them in a sympathetic light and not form an objective opinion. Currently, their bio page is more a PR article then an objective overview of their history. I believe that as long as an edit is based on facts, it does not violate the policy to present living persons from a neutral point of view. What made you to remove these new facts from the page?

I didn't remove anything. Enigmamsg 20:51, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

Edits by on Glenn_Beckert[edit]

Thanks for letting me know about the unhelpful edits on the Glenn_Beckert article. I am sorry I did not catch it before the end of the school year. The IP address belongs to a K-8 school district where I work. I try to keep close tabs on any edits, but missed that one, as school was out (it was a summer school student who "contributed"). Timdearborn (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 18:19, 27 August 2012 (UTC)


Yes, haha. That was definitely a mistake. I apologize for the misconception. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lavinr10 (talkcontribs) 04:12, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Oh hey[edit]

Nice to see you're still around. =) · Andonic contact 18:43, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

He's the old guard. Always gotta be around! ScarianCall me Pat! 04:55, 23 December 2012 (UTC)
Pat, a year without editing? You're making my head spin. I was looking for your comment on Malleus's talk and then I finally saw you posted on December 23, 2011. Enigmamsg 06:01, 23 December 2012 (UTC)
Come on, Pat, get with the program. Merry Christmas to you both, cheers to the old guard. ;) · Andonic contact 00:14, 25 December 2012 (UTC)
Nice to see you are still around, Andonic! :) And E, I laughed when I saw I left that comment one exact year since my last edit. I swear I didn't plan it. Hope you both had a great Christmas and New Year, guys. I'm gonna be in New York state in May/June, if you guys wanna have a beer or something. Ciao and take care. ScarianCall me Pat! 00:40, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

Perpetual traveler[edit]

Oh that sounds like a cool one, especially since it isn't immediately obvious or apparent but it's an interesting factoid about particular people that makes them stand out. I say go for it, might be hard to collect info but I'm sure it'll grow. I always err on the side of creating something, if it turns out to not meet expectations you can always reverse it later, but in this case I don't see why this category wouldn't be a snazzy addition. Might be worth spending a few moments to clearly define "perpetual traveler" though (not sure if there is an official/technical definition), for example does the term necessitate that the individual not have a homestead (i.e. for tax purposes or otherwise)? Or is it more liberal, as in, as long as they're traveling constantly they qualify? · Andonic contact 00:13, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

Gotcha, so you're considering deleting it based on its potential inconsistency? · Andonic contact 07:07, 25 December 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, that'd probably be the right call. Too bad though, would've been a fun one. · Andonic contact 20:51, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

Serena Williams[edit]

Hi Enigmaman, thanks for watching this article and for blocking

It seems that is on the same 'mission' as, but I am no good at the official procedures. Therefore I thought: let me drop you this note, and maybe it can be useful information to you.

Name server lookup: resp. both point to Philadelphia=PA and Perhaps the first IP-address belongs to his office, and the second could be private.

Kind regards, Vinkje83 (talk) 22:45, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

You're welcome and thanks for the tip, I will take a look. Enigmamsg 00:41, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

Read lynx[edit]

They were merely pulled into WikiMedia Commons or reformatted into more sophistocated diagrams under a different title, but thanks. Perhaps it is time to get rid of all that red. And thanks for checking up on me to make sure that I'm still alive :) -- have a great day! DRosenbach (Talk | Contribs) 02:26, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

Back at it[edit]

This IP user is back to vandalizing the Serena Williams page (talk) 07:07, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

I reverted it and blocked the IP. Obvious BLP violations in there, but no one reverted it. thanks, Enigmamsg 17:05, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
Totally wish I was still an admin. Not. Has much changed on the Wiki? Most policies are still the same, yes? ScarianCall me Pat! 05:23, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
Yes. Enigmamsg 17:42, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Cookie Monster[edit]

Vandalism rarely occured over the years. Although the topic is popular, as well as the show, I believe that not all unregistered users would harm the article. If in doubt, "pending changes" perhaps? --George Ho (talk) 16:21, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

I will unprotect it as a trial for a week and we will see what happens. Keep an eye on it. Enigmamsg 21:41, 29 September 2013 (UTC)
You are wrong about the vandalism, though. It has rarely occurred when the page was protected, for obvious reasons. Look at the log for periods of unprotection and then look at the edits during those periods. Plenty of IP vandalism. Enigmamsg 21:45, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

About Jimmy Kimmel Live! kids table that talked about US government shutdown and debts[edit]

I restored the paragraph that you deleted due to lack of resource. I have added resource for it.

Let me know if there is any problem.

Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zhangle (talkcontribs) 03:48, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

SchrutedIt08 starting an Edit War[edit]

User:SchrutedIt08 is starting to get in an edit war on The Red Road (TV series) over what is currently a hidden episode table. I just posted on his talk page explaining my side and saw you had recently warned him against this same sort of thing in the past month or so. Also while I am typing so I can be clear when I come across other pages citing IMDb, is it fully credible or certain information or what? Encmetalhead (talk) 21:16, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure imdb is considered credible. As for your issue at The Red Road, I will look into it. Enigmamsg 19:56, 22 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the imput! Encmetalhead (talk) 22:02, 22 December 2013 (UTC)
OK, they're saying imdb is not reliable. I don't know. If you ask at the wikiproject for tv shows they'll know. Regarding the edit war the whole thing is pointless. Hidden or gone altogether, it makes no difference. When it's verified, you can undo the edit in question to restore the info. No added work. Enigmamsg 19:58, 22 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the imput! Encmetalhead (talk) 22:02, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

Indef semi[edit]

Hi Enigmaman, would you consider dropping the protection of Independence High School (Independence, Ohio) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) to pending changes or trying unprotection for a while. PC more closely lines up with the reason you protected it in the first place, but unprotection might be worth a go too. Up to you. Regards, Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 11:26, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

OK, pending changes it is. High school pages attract a lot of vandalism. Enigmamsg 17:46, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Another one, how about Michael (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)? I'm not sure on that because it's getting over 600 views a day and is a tempting target, but up to you. Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 08:59, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

All these old semis were put in place before pending changes was implemented (or at least fully implemented past the trial phase), I believe. If you want to look, there must be hundreds of them. Pending changes is a better alternative, and I'm sure I would've utilized it back then had it been an option. I'll make the change. Enigmamsg 20:26, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
There are lots and lots of them. I'm just working through the ones there are edit semi-protected requests for. Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 13:25, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
I've applied PC to Roblox (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views), hope you don't mind. Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 13:52, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
OK, I don't mind. Enigmamsg 15:28, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

RE: Xavexgoem's talk page [edit]

Enigmaman, I saw that you unprotected Xavexgeom's talk page. He's redirected it to his user page, so I've taken the liberty of removing that re-direct, after all, it didn't make much sense to unprotect his talkpage only to have it redirect to his protected userpage. If you disagree, feel free to revert me. Just wanted you to be aware that I had done that, however.  KoshVorlon. We are all Kosh   20:02, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I was thinking of doing it myself, but I figured if anyone wanted to post there they could remove the redirect. Enigmamsg 20:07, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

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User:Ferrari S.p.A[edit]

User:Ferrari S.p.A is the sock of Altimgamr, as is the IP. Bahooka (talk) 03:13, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

It will be taken care of at SPI. I was just blocking the IP as requested. Enigmamsg 03:18, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Proxy block[edit]

I have just changed your block of from "anon-only" and "allow account creation" to "Prevent logged-in users from editing" and "account creation blocked", as it is an open proxy. Blocking an open proxy for anon-use, but allowing an anon editor to create an account and then edit via the proxy makes no sense at all: in fact it is worse than allowing anon-editing, as it hides the use of the proxy from everyone except CheckUsers. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 09:22, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

All open proxies should be blocked already to begin with. Enigmamsg 14:33, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Lord Laitinen[edit]

Hello, Enigmaman. I am Lord Laitinen. I looked at a user's edit history, since they vandalized my page, and found that they had vandalized several more, as well as making many nonconstructive edits. I have also issued a new warning to them myself. It is very important to me, and many other users, that vandals are warned and, if necessary, banned from editing Wikipedia. I would like your support in helping get this repeat offender banned. Thanks, and go with God. Lord Laitinen (talk) 05:09, 17 April 2014 (UTC)


I've found a string of accounts that begins with Souheil boulos (talk · contribs). It is hard for me to find deeper roots. Do you have an idea about earlier accounts? Materialscientist (talk) 07:55, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Ok then. There are possibly two groups, but they are rather similar, and thus I've lumped them into one here. I've blocked the underlying IPs for a month, thus if they come out earlier then they found a new mobile hub. Cheers. Materialscientist (talk) 23:28, 8 May 2014 (UTC)
thanks Enigmamsg 19:55, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Bad Image List[edit]

Not entirely sure on the process to add an image to the bad image list, but File:Ass.jpg should be on it as it was recently used for vandalism. Any help you can give me would be great :-) ♥ Solarra ♥ ♪ Talk ♪ ߷ ♀ Contribs ♀ 08:10, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

I'm not really familiar with the list, but it seems it requires repeated examples of the image being used for vandalism. Enigmamsg 17:36, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Axel Michon[edit]

Axel Michon is now notable and meets the criteria as he was awarded a main draw wild card for the French Open. Vinz57 (talk) 21:28, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

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Tennis player Andrey Rublev[edit]

Could you please re-create the article Andrey Rublev (tennis), as he won the 2014 French Open in junior singles, so the article meets the notability guidelines. Regards. --Tomcat (7) 20:10, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Enigmamsg 22:16, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
Please the talk page too. Regards.--Tomcat (7) 10:15, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done nothing to really restore, but I did it anyway. Enigmamsg 23:35, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Francis Benjamin[edit]

Hi, please edit your information on my friend, Francis Benjamin, the footballer. He is not 29 years old, but far younger. See info below: Full name: FRANCIS ISHIBA BENJAMIN Date of Birth: JUNE 20, 1993 Place Of Birth: KADUNA Height: 182 CM Profession: FOOTBALLER Position: LEFT BACK

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Current Club: HEARTLAND FC. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jaritaba1 (talkcontribs) 07:34, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

I fixed it. Banhtrung put in the incorrect date of birth. Enigmamsg 15:28, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Use of "See also" links in Carol Ross article[edit]

Hey, Enigmaman. You questioned whether the linked "see also" articles in the Carol Ross article should be included. Your last reversion stated that these articles were already linked in the article itself. They are not, and my inclusion of these particular "see also" links is not accidental nor unconsidered. Careful review will show that the articles linked in the text are for the respective teams, i.e. "Ole Miss Rebels women's basketball" and "Florida Gators women's basketball"; those links in the see also section are for the parent athletic programs, "Florida Gators" and "Ole Miss Rebels." They are included because of the dramatic impact Carol Ross had on the women's athletic programs at the two universities, as a player and a coach, and to provide greater context for our readers -- most of whom reading this article will either be Ole Miss or Florida fans/alumni. The third link, "List of University of Mississippi alumni" is likewise linked nowhere else on the page, and is intended to introduce readers interested in Ole Miss to the larger family of related Wikipedia articles. These purposes are entirely consistent with the WP:SEEALSO guideline.

Your comment that we don't link to "every place she's been" has a ring of common sense to it, at least in the context of the "see also" section. And I agree. And you will note that I have not linked the athletic programs of every place she has been, only those that are arguably most important to her and the institutions. Of course, the other universities and teams are already linked in the main body text, too. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 17:56, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

The articles for the individual teams have see also links to the overall article. "Florida Gators women's basketball" links to "Florida Gators". How do you determine when there should be a see also? Would you then suggest adding a 'See also - Kentucky Wildcats' for any player who ever competed for the university? Enigmamsg 18:05, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
  • There are usually more appropriate related links for notable players to use in the "see also" section -- e.g., "List of Florida Gators football All-Americans" or "List of Florida Gators football players." Successful and noteworthy coaches are more closely associated with the overall athletic program than individual players. And as WP:SEEALSO says, the usage of "see also" links is a matter of editorial judgment and common sense. For major Division I athletic programs, the parent athletic programs are usually the most popular among the family of program-related articles and provide the "spine" of linkage to the entire family; linking to the athletic program from noteworthy coach articles makes eminent good sense from a reader's perspective. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 18:17, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
OK, so what about DeLisha Milton-Jones and Vanessa Hayden, who were merely players? Enigmamsg 18:22, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Well, in the list of six links in the "see also" section of the Milton-Jones article, I would say that the other five are more important than the "Florida Gators" link. Ditto for Vanessa Hayden, where it's the least important of the three to the article subject.
FYI, I very much subscribe to the operational theory of Wikipedia:Categories, lists, and navigation templates:
"Wikipedia offers several ways to group articles: categories, lists (including embedded lists), and navigation templates (of which article series boxes are one type). The grouping of articles by one method neither requires nor forbids the use of the other methods for the same informational grouping. Instead, each method of organizing information has its own advantages and disadvantages, and is applied for the most part independently of the other methods following the guidelines and standards that have evolved on Wikipedia for each of these systems."
A "see also" list with 3 to 5 non-redundant links can be a helpful tool to the reader in conjunction with navboxes, wiki links in the main body text, and categories. For related list articles in particular, it often makes more sense to include them in a "see also" section rather than trying to jam them into the text using an awkward or misleading piped link. My goal is to introduce new Wikipedia readers -- many of whom find their first college sports article by accident, and don't understand that it is part of a family of related articles -- to that larger family of related articles. And unless it's linked in the text, they may only find the next most relevant article by accident, too. I like to leave a popcorn trail for the target audience. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 18:37, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Blocking of inactive accounts[edit]

Pooet and Andy14and16 were just recently re-blocked on August 7, 2014, even though both accounts were previously unblocked in October 2010 [5][6] and have been dormant ever since. Who asked you to block these accounts, and under what policy were the blocks implemented? I am seeking your answer because the issue was raised by another user here. Dolovis (talk) 23:56, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

No blocks in June, 2 blocks in July, no blocks in August. Enigmamsg 01:29, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Can't help but notice that you are now indef blocked. I did not block any accounts in August, but those accounts were sockpuppets of yours. Enigmamsg 21:47, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Range block[edit]

Thanks for your email. I have gone back and checked the history of the IP range again. Unfortunately, there is no smaller CIDR range that covers the relevant IP addresses. Most IPv4 range blocks involve a judgement of the balance of stopping disruption against likely collateral damage, and in this case over 90% of recent edits from the range are clearly from the disruptive editor, and some of the few edits that are likely to be from other people are also unconstructive, leaving a minute proportion of constructive edits. However, looking further back over the months I see that in the past the proportion of constructive edits has been significantly higher. I have removed the block, and let's hope that it has been there long enough to deter the disruptive editor. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 21:37, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

Page reverted[edit]


I have searched in vain for the good path to get administrator’s help for the following issue and so I decided to send this request to some including you.

I have considerably expanded the article Guerrilla filmmaking and took care in referencing it as far as I could (over 90 links to trustful sources). I am an experienced editor of Wikipedia. For my surprise, the article was reverted by user CIRT to a preceding stub version mainly consisting of a very narrow list of films. Many important contents were removed. Self promotional vandalism seems to be the reason of such intervention, sustained by acute threats. I do not intend to respond with helpless and inconsequent arguments and the time I have to dedicate to Wikipedia is quite limited.

I’d be happy if you could pay some attention to this occurrence and let you decide whatever you think is reasonable.

My best,

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Hello enigmaman, thanks for giving us light about our star novac wanted to know wether editing pages can be done as ajob. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:54, 5 June 2015 (UTC)


Hi. I am contacting you because you were the administrator who salted the page Aaaaa way back in October 2009. A request has been made at Wikipedia:Articles for creation/Redirects to create a redirect at that title to AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! – A Reckless Disregard for Gravity. I think the request should be accepted, because the target article does state that it is often shortened to just "Aaaaa!", so "Aaaaa" would be a likely search term for the subject. Do you think you could unsalt the page so the redirect can be created? Optionally, when the redirect is created, it can be fully protected to prevent it from being modified. Regards, Mz7 (talk) 04:41, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

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Yisroel Belsky[edit]

Please see the discussion on the Talk page. The WP:RS about him focus on the sex abuse scandal. It seems that this is what he was known for at least to a broad audience much more than his career about which other than being quoted in the NY Times a few times there seems to be little WP:RS--Jersey92 (talk) 17:03, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Can the article Brown be unprotected?[edit]

Hi there Enigmaman. According to the logs [7], you protected Brown all the way back in 2009. I haven't looked for the specific incident that caused protection to be applied, but given the "brown people" content that is part of the article, I'll bet that I can make an accurate guess. While vandalism of that type is a real concern that I don't care to minimize, seven years is a long time for an article to be protected without review. I have a particular edit that I would like to make, but it seemed better to me to ask about unprotection rather than just make an edit request. Any chance you can consider it? Regardless of your answer, thanks for taking the time to read this. (talk) 19:58, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

OK, but if it starts up again, I'll have to reprotect or do pending changes. If you want to know why it was protected, look at the history dating back to 2008 and 2009. Enigmamsg 20:16, 5 June 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for that. Thank you for responding almost immediately, as well. I'll make my edit and see if there's anything else I can improve in the article. (talk) 20:55, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

Mesivta Yesodei Yisroel[edit]

Hey i was just wondering why you deleted the page for Mesivta Yesodei Yisroel. I went there for high school and i am offended by this gesture. Cyginsberg (talk) 02:52, 10 August 2016 (UTC)