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My talk page[edit]

Thank you yet again for protecting my talk page. See you in 2 weeks I bet. RickinBaltimore (talk) 11:17, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

You're bound to win that one. Favonian (talk) 11:18, 29 September 2016 (UTC)
Like clockwork...RickinBaltimore (talk) 14:14, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

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Just an FYI. I noticed that you had blocked one of IPs in the Desert Sands ISD's range. Shearonink (talk) 20:59, 14 October 2016 (UTC)


Seems obvious that Hoohahhah is another HC sock. Beyond My Ken (talk) 21:05, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

Indeed he is, and I blocked him all of two minutes before your note arrived. :) Favonian (talk) 21:06, 17 October 2016 (UTC)
Thank you muchly. Beyond My Ken (talk) 21:10, 17 October 2016 (UTC)
(tps) And I just found and blocked CharltonR. ​—DoRD (talk)​ 21:45, 17 October 2016 (UTC)
A busy bee, that's what he is. Favonian (talk) 21:49, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

Two IPS, may not be worth the bother of blocking, but definitely him by geographic location and topic:

and one strong possible:

Beyond My Ken (talk) 17:37, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

Ah, yes. Thought he was being uncharacteristically placid this weekend. Blocked the first two while the last one is probably too stale. Favonian (talk) 17:44, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
@Beyond My Ken: While we are at it: KyleBradley (talk · contribs). Favonian (talk) 18:04, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

Redirects Comment[edit]

Hello Favonian. I was wondering if you could help me. I was examining the WikiProject Portugal site's article assessment table and looking into the NA status articles, and came across an issue. I noticed that when I selected several "chapels" articles that instead of forwarding to an appropriate page, they redirect to the "Chaves, Portugal" page. Since I am keen on expanding buildings and structures in Portugal, I realize this is going to cause problems in the future. Is there any method of removing these [[1]] redirects to this articlespace, or at least forward me to the appropriate place for information on this issue. Or, if you can resolve it, then I would be appreciative as well. Thanks. ruben jc ZEORYMER (talk) 14:26, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Zeorymer. If I understand your question correctly, you want to edit the redirect. That requires a small maneuver explained in WP:EDRED. Favonian (talk) 17:49, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. I thought there might be a simple technique. I going to get cracking on those articles then. Appreciate your assistance. ruben jc ZEORYMER (talk) 20:22, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

Vandalism, harrassment, impersonation (of me) and block evasion[edit]

Hello. Would you please hit Thosam.W (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • edit filter log • block user • block log) over the head with the block hammer? It is with 99.999% certainty (considering the MO and the day/time of the week) a sock of one of our most prolific long-term sockmasters/vandals... - Tom | Thomas.W talk 21:12, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

Gladly, but I was too late to the party. Favonian (talk) 21:13, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
Widr was faaast... - Tom | Thomas.W talk 21:14, 22 October 2016 (UTC)


Widr beat you to the block, but would you please do me the favour of revdel'ing this edit on a user talk page, where he faked my signature? - Tom | Thomas.W talk 21:27, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Favonian (talk) 21:28, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
I briefly noticed there was another one, as could be expected since E------ usually gets drunk and bored on Saturday nights. - Tom | Thomas.W talk 21:34, 22 October 2016 (UTC)


Two minutes from report to close of SPI? Dayyyyyum. :-) Wikishovel (talk) 15:43, 25 October 2016 (UTC)

Nsmutte and I go waaaayyyy back! Favonian (talk) 15:44, 25 October 2016 (UTC)
Still impressive - when I saw the SPI pop up in my watchlist, already closed, I realised that you are actually Lucky Luke and draw more quickly than your own shadow does. --bonadea contributions talk 15:50, 25 October 2016 (UTC)
Thanks! Now I can wait for the Dalton Brothers to show up in the shape of Nsmutte's IP socks, hellbent on revenge. Favonian (talk) 15:53, 25 October 2016 (UTC)
@Bonadea: Unlike Lucky Luke Favonian occasionally gets beaten. See two steps above... ;) - Tom | Thomas.W talk 16:16, 25 October 2016 (UTC)
@Thomas.W: Maybe he was delayed because he was walking the streets like an ordinary man? No, wait, wrong cartoon crime fighter. Never mind. ;) --bonadea contributions talk 17:02, 25 October 2016 (UTC)

re User talk:Jimbo Wales/Unprotected[edit]

I noticed that you reverted somebody claiming to be a banned editor at User talk:Jimbo Wales/Unprotected. The purpose of that page is that anybody can get a messge thru to Jimbo if they really want to be polite about it. That's versus the alternative of always keeping his talk page completely open, where some (many?) banned editors will grandstand, insult, and make a mess of things. You are certainly within your rights to delete the banned editor and I certainly will not edit war over it. But I think that page provides an important valve for folks to let off steam or maybe even actually communicate with Jimbo. Any help appreciated.

Smallbones(smalltalk) 19:09, 25 October 2016 (UTC)

@Smallbones: Oh, I'm not gonna edit war with you either, so let's agree to confine him to that particular backwater. He's been doing this chest-beating act for ages, and if memory serves, Jimbo has asked to get comprehensively lost. His rantings on other pages will be reverted. Favonian (talk) 19:12, 25 October 2016 (UTC)
That's exactly what I think is best. He may even deserve to be kicked off of a page that is meant for the worst of the worst of banned editors, but I'd like to keep it open as much as possible, and Jimbo seems to agree in principal about the page (not necessarily about this editor). Thanks. Smallbones(smalltalk) 19:23, 25 October 2016 (UTC)

Adam's Peak[edit]

Do you think this is one editor socking or meat puppetry? Doug Weller talk 12:42, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

@Doug Weller: I lean toward the former, since the requests are so similar. Could of course be some forum where the instigator has suggested the request. Either way, I guess the party line is that we treat them with equal respect – or lack thereof. Favonian (talk) 13:26, 27 October 2016 (UTC)