User talk:ErrantX/Archive/2012/November

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SAS Institute

Hi Errant, thanks for taking a look at the SAS Institute article.

I may cull over it again tomorrow, but I think I'm done with the restructuring/expansion and have pointed out the areas I should not edit directly on the Talk page in a Request Edit.

I would also be interested in your thoughts on the overall structure purely as an editorial question.

Thanks again. COIDave (talk) 18:13, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

Hey Errant. Quick question: I'm working on the Jim Goodnight page next. The current article mentions that his parents are dead. I don't contest the facts, but it's pretty morbid - are there any community-accepted standards on whether and how we include that information? COIDave (talk) 19:03, 30 October 2012 (UTC)
It's certainly noted in an odd fashion - I reworded to remove it. Usually we put DOB and DOD in brackets after the parents names, if sourced. --Errant (chat!) 13:09, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Talk:Aleksandr Orlov (advertising)/Archive 1

Hi,

This talk archive is still at the old title. Missed in the page move? Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward) (talk) 13:39, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

oops, thanks! It's being moved back and forth so I'll give it a bit to settle down & then move it if needed. Cheers! --Errant (chat!) 14:00, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

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LTA page for A.K.Nole/Echigo mole

ErrantX: the examples of mathematical trolling started with A.K.Nole (the first account) on Butcher group and minimal subtraction scheme. Ex-arbitrators, including Charles Matthews, YellowMonkey and Paul August, agreed with me that the contributions were superfical and amounted to trolling. That was just the start and that kind of incompetent trolling on articles has continued. The example from June 2012 with uniformly bounded representation is described on the RfAr page. As Denis Brown has said, it is hard for an administrator without mathematical training to determine when trolling is taking place in articles like this. In the two articles mentioned above, A.K.Nole copy-pasted content from the first unduly into the second. I think the correct place to discuss the issues concerning A.K.Nole/Echigo mole is when I have sufficiently recovered to prepare a preliminary LTA page. In fact I have hardly reverted any edits by Echigo mole recently. Spar-stangled was an obvious sock, acting as a smart-alec. It took a day or two for his trolling here to be removed and his account indef blocked. In the amendment prior to the review, 4 named sockpuppets interrupted the RfAm. Then there were the edits to Reginald of Durham (connected with articles on early saints) and the trolling on User talk:Malleus Fatuorum. There is no simple pattern here. Only when users can look at an LTA page can any reasonable discussion take place. Certainly sanctioning me is no way of solving the problem. As I have said, in the past often socks or ipsocks were blocked by just tipping off a checkuser discreetly. With the complications created by the DeviantArt editors taking advantage of Echigo mole's trolling, the banned user was given more air time than was his due. I prefer reports to be made behind the scenes so as not to feed the troll. None of this can be solved here. The use of tor nodes & open proxies was his latest little game. What is slightly clearer is that Mikemikev is in Korea teaching English. [1] He's done teaching in the Far East before, so he's no longer editing from IPs like this one at UCL (or at ICL). No arbcom sanctions can solve the problem of Echigo mole and it is misguided to suggest otherwise. Cheers, Mathsci (from UCLH) 195.194.4.65 (talk) 17:08, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

Sock trolling removed. – Fut.Perf. 22:01, 5 November 2012 (UTC)
A proxy IP from Ukraine.[2] Mathsci (talk) 21:13, 5 November 2012 (UTC)
Mathsci; to an extent, your reply here (21:13, 5 November) is symptomatic of the problem. With such an edit you are feeding his obsession. I'm not advocating punishing you; however not being able to let go of this individual will simply mean he carries on. I don't know how I can put this to you much more strongly: the trolling is in part caused by your continued participation. I don't blame you for the trolling, but I do think you deserve criticism for being unable to step away from it. If sanctioning you is the only way to stop you reacting as you have done above then I'd say it is justified, if nothing else for your health/sanity! As a harassment victim I appreciate how hard it can be to take this step, hence why I advocate the community is proactive in making it for you :) I agree a LTA page would be very appropriate. I also think you should have a list of users you trust to email when you see an edit that needs reverting. And if current editors facilitate the harassment (unwittingly or otherwise) then ignore it, and again ask Arbcom or admins by email for support. If you fail to rise to the trolling, and the edits are removed without comment by various other individuals, then it will quickly become boring. If I was in an expert consultation, this is the advice I would give. Maintaining silence can be hard, but every time you start to react and end up with escalation then it is feeding the troll. --Errant (chat!) 13:22, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

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Operation Bertram

Hi ErrantX, I've brought Bertram up to DYK, and yes I have writer's cramp. I've drawn a map of the whole thing, which may make the situation a little clearer. I know you're in waist-deep getting Dudley Clarke up to FA, but as they say, when you need help, ask a busy person... Could you take a look at Bertram and give me a heads-up? many thanks Chiswick Chap (talk) 14:11, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

Ace work! I've have a proper gander later on :) I suggested the DYK be held till Nov 11th as it would be highly topical! --Errant (chat!) 14:19, 7 November 2012 (UTC)
Many thanks! Chiswick Chap (talk) 14:33, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

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Thomas Hinde

Thank you for reviewing the Dr. Thomas Hinde article. If there are any other edits you need me to make please let me know. Thanks.Lawman4312 (talk) 07:44, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

It's now at the top of my todo list for tonight :) --Errant (chat!) 14:54, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

DYK review request

I nominated Template:Did you know nominations/Gibraltar Cross of Sacrifice nearly a month ago with the intention of having the review completed by the time Remembrance Day comes round this Sunday. Unfortunately that hasn't happened yet. I noticed that you've reviewed or contributed both of the other Remembrance Day-related articles currently listed in T:TDYK - might you be able to review my nomination as well? Prioryman (talk) 01:33, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

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DYK for John Bevan (British Army officer)

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Jeremy Lucido.jpg

I am not sure why my image is set to delete. If I took it? I uploaded it? and I gave permission? I am club night Photographer and this is 2nd person wiki deleted saying copyright reasons, but I own and took the photo so, I am confused on how to handle. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Photofanboy (talkcontribs) 18:15, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

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Well actually I added the 2 photos of biship Dionysios that are the same with the Greek text (published on the Greek wiki) Μητροπολίτης Κορίνθου, Σικυώνος, Ζεμενού, Ταρσού και Πολυφέγγους Διονύσιος Μάνταλος where I had no problem 688dim (talk) 21:09, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

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Information

I noticed your username commenting at an Arbcom discussion regarding civility. An effort is underway that would likely benifit if your views were included. I hope you will append regards at: Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Civility enforcement/Questionnaire Thank you for considering this request. My76Strat (talk) 09:13, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, I'll take a look. --Errant (chat!) 09:15, 29 November 2012 (UTC)