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fun with cut and paste moves[edit]

If you'd like to take some admin action, have a look at Talk:Henry George Lang. Schwede66 00:47, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. We'll see whether we've seen the last of it or not. Schwede66 01:48, 4 July 2016 (UTC)
Thought so... Maybe a block is in order. Schwede66 02:01, 4 July 2016 (UTC)


Goofy is quite obviously a cow. Ace McWicked (talk) 21:53, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

And what is your source for this?-gadfium 04:56, 5 July 2016 (UTC)
Let’s compromise and say he’s a dogcow. We can call him “Moofy”.—Odysseus1479 06:47, 5 July 2016 (UTC)
His significant other is a cow. Dogs mating with cows? Ace McWicked (talk) 20:47, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

Henry Lang[edit]

I advise you to make Henry Lang a disambiguation page as you did for George Lang page. This form is confusing for the users since there are many Henry Langs. (talk) 05:10, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

The other people have "Henry" as their middle name. You have been advised on your talk page how to proceed. Why are you not following that advice?-gadfium 05:15, 5 July 2016 (UTC)
There are so many different combinations like:
  • .......... Henry Lang
  • Henry .......... Lang

All these combinations should be on Henry Lang - disambiguation page similar to the George Lang - disambiguation page.. Whoever is reverting my corrections can do it better, I guess. (talk) 11:00, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

Four/Bravo mess[edit]

Hey gadfium - would you be able to delete the new Four (New Zealand) page, move Bravo (New Zealand) there, then make a new Bravo page with the content currently at Bravo (New Zealand)? Ollieinc (talk) 11:53, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

There's been too much done out of process on these pages already. If my existing solution of putting attribution at Talk:Four (New Zealand) is inadequate, I think a formal move request at Talk:Bravo (New Zealand) is the best way to go. The actual page history now belongs to both pages, so an attribution is going to be necessary either way.-gadfium 18:31, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

I have fixed this by moving the Bravo page to Four (NZ) and the Four page to Bravo (NZ). A formal move request will be needed to move them back to their original names. Socks 01 06:34, 6 July 2016 (UTC)

Do you think you are helping, or are you stirring? I can't tell.-gadfium 08:35, 6 July 2016 (UTC)
I think they're trying to help - their edits mean that Four has its edit history going back to 2011 rather than that being on the Bravo page. I've requested that they be moved to their original names, with the (New Zealand) disambiguator. Ollieinc (talk) 12:25, 6 July 2016 (UTC)

Draft of Wanganui Girl's College: Help[edit]

Please can we now promote this draft to a full page.Riverviewhouse (talk) 02:50, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. See Wanganui Girls' College.-gadfium 03:04, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

Whanganui High School[edit]

Hey Gadfium The school started using the Whanganui spelling from the 23rd May. The school website address has been updated to reflect this and is now Most services have been updated to reflect this new spelling but we are still in the process of migrating everything over to the new domains. (talk) 21:41, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, I've updated the article.-gadfium 22:38, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

Category:North Shore City has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:North Shore City, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. A discussion is taking place to see if it abides with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you.

Just moving it since it's not a city any more. Grutness...wha? 02:26, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

Ross Meurant edit[edit]

Hi, the information I provided regarding Ross Meurant's appointment is correct. I have personally seen the letter of appointment, plus Ross was congratulated on a Maori TV program on Thursday evening. Please reinstate my comment. Kiwiseller (talk) 23:44, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Kiwiseller (talk) 23:44, 15 July 2016 (UTC)
All information on Wikipedia should be verifiable, and this is even more important for articles on living people. If there is no reporting of this in the news media, perhaps it isn't of sufficient importance to go in the article.-gadfium 01:00, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

Not a problem. I'll wait for MFAT to post the appointment on their page next week and then repost. Thank you

Kiwiseller (talk) 07:40, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

David Wolfe[edit]

Requesting this page to be permanently deleted. It was not created by the subject: David Wolfe or any of his team members. It contains slander and libelous citations. The articles were written by people trying to discredit David Wolfe.

Much of the information is from 20 years ago. David's viewpoint and scientific research has evolved much beyond this initial content. This page is no longer accurate.

Also we have cease and desist requests out from our lawyers to have several items removed from the internet as they had no right to upload this content. NO RELEASES were signed. It is illegal.

There are numerous citations/articles that are not valid. I am requesting that the page be deleted.

Thank you.

AG2457 (talk) 16:19, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

I have replied at User talk:AG2457.-gadfium 19:21, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Deletion of external links from the Histories of Africa, South America and North America[edit]

Good day,

I'd like to inquire why you removed the external links I added to the Histories of Africa, South America and North America.

The stated reason was that the links (all to timelines at were not of an academic source.

However, all of the timelines in Circa are based on numerous print as well as web sources. Moreover, all of the sources are properly cited for all of the facts stated in the timelines.

Moreover, many of the external links currently listed on the wiki pages in question are not from academic sources. Take these 4 links from the History of Africa as an example:

1. The Historyscoper ( - Many of the cited links just refer to Wikipedia articles. I could not find any print sources and very few web sources (other than wikipedia).

2. History ( - About is a general website with many of its links just referring back to other About articles. I could not find any print articles referenced.

3. -Africa ( - This link is broken, I could not access the page.

4. African Kingdoms, by Khaleel Muhammad ( - While the contents of this site are definitely extensive I could not find any print sources referenced and the web sources cited are sparse. Moreover the site seems intent on getting the user to purchase merchandise.

Given the dubious quality of the external links already allowed I fail to see why the links to Circa were deleted; especially since the Circa links are based on numerous books and web sources and convey a comprehensive view of the history of the region in question.

Disclosure: I write for Circa but my reason for adding the site to the wiki pages was to provide users a quality external source on the history of the regions in question.

Sincerely, Sorcc (talk) 05:57, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia is not a web directory, and you have a clear conflict of interest in adding links to your own site. That there are existing links of low quality is no reason for us to accept your links. If you want to help, please post an analysis of existing links to the article talk page - Talk:History of Africa, and give an editor without a conflict of interest a chance to decide which links, if any, add value to the article.-gadfium 08:26, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for your input. Sorcc (talk) 11:26, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

So you don't want the information there for anyone who believes gardening is illegal in New Zealand?[edit]

Because alot of people believe it and one quick google search with the relevant information on the wiki would stop the misconception.

I think you are over policing this, Please give me a proper explanation as to why that information shouldn't be displayed.

It is a wiki about gardening in New Zealand and that is relevant information in relation to a misconception, Even though it did in fact stem from reddit.

I have a feeling you just undid my edit without reading it as you have reversed activity from this IP address before, Please review my edit properly and tell me how i am breaching wikis TOS. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:15, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

You have previously added information that gardening is illegal, and more recently that this is a hoax. If you are so concerned about warning the public, why did you add it in the first place? Also, discussion groups such as Reddit are not suitable sources.-gadfium 20:18, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Tim Price[edit]

Tim Price was previously deleted (10 December 2006). Could you please have a look whether that was the equestrian? If yes, maybe that article should be restored as he's now an Olympian. Otherwise, I'll start that article, as he's started competing in Rio. Schwede66 22:26, 6 August 2016 (UTC)

The deleted article was on an Australian comedian, and his birth date is different from the NZ Olympian.-gadfium 22:28, 6 August 2016 (UTC)
Thanks; article now exists. Schwede66 22:48, 6 August 2016 (UTC)

Fun and games with IP editors[edit]

Hi Gadfium. I don't think the most recent editor at Māori culture - - is Claudia this time. The reason their reference formatting looks like Claudia's is probably due to copying and pasting the previous reference - the actual content (a statement that Paul Moon is wrong, and the suggestion that Pakeha actions led to the decline of moko kauae) is something I can't see Claudia ever admitting to.

No issue with reversal of the content though - but just because it's unsourced. Daveosaurus (talk) 05:28, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

Fair enough, I've unblocked them.-gadfium 06:16, 8 August 2016 (UTC)
This edit [1] looks a bit more like Claudia - I can't be 100% as it's missing any references - it does feature a couple of her 'tells' though - weird irrelevant trivia (the business about peach stones) and weird formatting of Māori place names ("Mere mere" for Meremere or Mere Mere). Daveosaurus (talk) 10:13, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
I have reverted the edit. I agree it is probably Claudia. The talk page edit at Lada is very similar to her style of writing (including the failure to sign the post) and is very much within her past range of interests. BlackCab (TALK) 11:52, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I had noticed the editor last night but was waiting for more evidence that it is Claudia before I take action.-gadfium 19:20, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
I posted a message at the talk page of the IP address stating my suspicion that this was indeed Claudia; he/she has responded "Suspected now lapsed" [2] and is continuing to edit. The ban [3] in fact gave no indication of a time limit, so Claudia has evidently decided four months is long enough. BlackCab (TALK) 03:10, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

I blocked the IP for a month. The block will be repeated if necessary.-gadfium 08:40, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. BlackCab (TALK) 09:57, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

Range block?[edit]

Hi Gadfium,

You recently blocked (talk · contribs · WHOIS) for a year and (talk · contribs · WHOIS) for 6 months. (talk · contribs · WHOIS) is also a vandalism-only account. (talk · contribs · .html#whois WHOIS) and (talk · contribs · WHOIS) have also been blocked previously. A rangeblock of 210.55.186.*** seems necessary, but I have no idea how this is arranged. Can you help? Cheers, DerbyCountyinNZ (Talk Contribs) 00:58, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

I've rangeblocked the 256 addresses in the range for six months.-gadfium 01:45, 12 August 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. DerbyCountyinNZ (Talk Contribs) 04:40, 12 August 2016 (UTC)


What's the problem with citing a literary memorial to the Erebus crash -- as opposed to the steel memorials? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:41, 13 August 2016 (UTC)

You need a third-party source which explains why this is significant. See WP:Identifying reliable sources.-gadfium 22:45, 13 August 2016 (UTC)

My Edit[edit]

Why does my edit to Eureka Nunuvet bad? It was just a colour change. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:49, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

You also changed "|precipitation colour = green" to "|precipitation colo", which is not constructive. You made the same change at Alexandra, New Zealand. Why?-gadfium 03:57, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

Mover over redirect[edit]

Could you please move John Shera (politician) to John Shera over the existing redirect, as the dab is not needed? I've checked and there are no incoming links that need tidying up. Schwede66 23:59, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

@Schwede66: Yes check.svg Done.-gadfium 00:50, 26 August 2016 (UTC)