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Thank you for your offer of rollback rights. I would be glad to have them and will try to put them to good use. Donner60 (talk) 05:52, 6 August 2014 (UTC)


That is quite possibly the most obvious vandal I've ever seen and the user needs to be stopped at once. Also, please be more careful not to confuse editors. Dogmaticeclectic (talk) 01:33, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Yep. My bad. GFOLEY FOUR!— 04:53, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Few tagged redirects remained[edit]

Wrt Wikipedia:Redirects_for_discussion/Log/2014_July_21#Wikiproject_israel which you closed by deleting more than 50 redirects, 10 pages remained undeleted as they were omitted in discussions page though they belong to same category of wrong capitalization. Using Special:PrefixIndex/Wikiproject, they are: Wikiproject Architecture, Wikiproject Peru, Wikiproject bangladesh, Wikiproject dinosaurs, Wikiproject edinburgh, Wikiproject marketing and advertising, Wikiproject medicine, Wikiproject open access, Wikiproject videogames, Wikiprojects. There was a related nomination by me on July 23 The above listed pages were already tagged by nominator, please delete the above, Thanks, -- Cited third page (talk) 05:11, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Boom Yes check.svg Done! GFOLEY FOUR!— 20:49, 8 August 2014 (UTC)


In response to your message here. As the article explains, Allders ceased trading in January 2013. If you follow the link, you will find that it leads only to a dummy placeholder page, containing nothing but further links to Facebook, Twitter and Youtube (all largely inactive accounts). I don't know whether this is hosted by someone with a genuine intention of reviving the brand, or represents something more sinister by somebody who has acquired the domain name – but either way, it has nothing to do with the company described in the article, and in its present form provides no information of any value to the reader. I think spam is precisely the right word. I am going to remove the link again, both from the infobox, and (now that you have kindly pointed it out) from the external links. GrindtXX (talk) 14:05, 10 August 2014 (UTC)


Hi. At AIV here, in response to:

you wrote:

    • {{AIV|dc}} Certainly a weird edit, but nothing blockable yet. GFOLEY FOUR!— 1:02 am, Today (UTC−7)

If I remember, the posting was a very typical spam, with an external link to a nutrition supplement site, a bunch of random words and phrases designed to pop up in unrelated searches, followed by the same link again. It seems like obvious promo-only activity to me to create an account and then immediately post something like that.

I only mention it because I'd rather not have to keep watch for them to do it again when they realize it's missing. It seems they almost always do if not blocked, whereas having to create a new account again (and any technical stumbling blocks in place) seems enough of a deterrent to prevent the bulk of them from trying again. Please reconsider and thanks for your time. —[AlanM1(talk)]— 02:30, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Looks like someone else has already blocked it. I really couldn't make heads or tails of that one edit, so I went with declined. I was not aware that's a common spambot "technique"; I will certainly be on the lookout for those. Thanks for the message. GFOLEY FOUR!— 06:13, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Protection of WP:FFU[edit]

I'm considering taking off your protection of WP:FFU even though it was truly being vandalized, because with the protection, we are defeating the purpose of WP:FFU. The files for uploads page is for unregistered or non-confirmed users to request that files be uploaded. With it protected, no one can request. When these editors try to upload through the file upload wizard it points them to this page. Do you have thoughts on this? I think I'd rather patrol the vandalism than prevent users from making requests. Cheers, TLSuda (talk) 12:47, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Agreed, Yes check.svg Done GFOLEY FOUR!— 17:32, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I'll try to keep an eye on it and if it becomes to chaotic, we may have no choice. Cheers, TLSuda (talk) 21:21, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Full page protection[edit]

Hi Gfoley4: Wikipedia full page protection ends today. Request for short extension of full page protection. Could you glance at this? LawrencePrincipe (talk) 13:01, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

I will consider protecting it again if the edit warring starts back up after protection expired. Pages are not normally protected re-emptily. GFOLEY FOUR!— 17:35, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, and I understand your comment about pre-emptive safeguards. I have placed one edit to start repairing the numerous citation template requests which were placed throughout the article by one editor. The editor has had a history of returning to place the same citation template over and over again regardless of rewording efforts made to address the citation requests. Today, I am cautiously addressing only one citation template request from the long useful list of them identified by User:Pigman from last week to see what happens. LawrencePrincipe (talk) 03:11, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
Update. I have just done the second repair to the deadlinks and dozens of citation template requests inserted by a previous user on the Wikipedia page and its Infobox. What I am finding is that the previous editor has deleted citation material from the text of the page, and then gone back and inserted the citation template requests after deleting the material containing the requested information. That previous editor has had virtually free access on the Page during the last several weeks, and it seems like at this rate of one repair per day it shall take several weeks to repair all the deadlinks and dozens of citation template requests which were inserted by that Editor in this way. If possible, please keep an eye out on the page since that previous editor has a history of doing this over and over. LawrencePrincipe (talk) 01:19, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Interesting, I will definitely keep an eye on it. Might have to even be semi-protected if this vandalism continues. GFOLEY FOUR!— 02:32, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Vandalism by that user along with edit warring has returned by that User following full protection expiration yesterday. Requesting "Admin only" page protection for the page since that user is autoconfirmed. Two other editors have already requested a topic ban to be placed on that editor. This is the list of further deletions of cited material by that editor followed by the re-inserting of citation template requests to provide the deleted material after full page protection expired yesterday:
(cur | prev) 05:01, 14 August 2014‎ Che... (talk | contribs)‎ . . (215,454 bytes) (+12)‎ . . (→‎Vandalism: avoid suggesting that a single major vandalism case has happened) (undo | thank)
(cur | prev) 04:08, 14 August 2014‎ Che... (talk | contribs)‎ . . (215,391 bytes) (+52)‎ . . (→‎Community: Failed verification|reason=No mention of a study performed in 2012. request reference about 2010/2012 studies) (undo | thank)
(cur | prev) 03:57, 14 August 2014‎ Che... (talk | contribs)‎ . . (215,339 bytes) (-141)‎ . . (→‎Community: remove unclear part (statistics)) (undo | thank)
(cur | prev) 02:58, 14 August 2014‎ Che... (talk | contribs)‎ . . (215,446 bytes) (+39)‎ . . (→‎Community: remove contradictory "however". language) (undo | thank)
(cur | prev) 02:52, 14 August 2014‎ Che... (talk | contribs)‎ . . (215,407 bytes) (-63)‎ . . (→‎Community: request reference on "often with a reference to other Web 2.0 projects such as Digg"... whatever that means) (undo | thank)
(cur | prev) 02:45, 14 August 2014‎ Che... (talk | contribs)‎ . . (215,470 bytes) (+107)‎ . . (lead: request clarification of quote) (undo | thank)
(cur | prev) 02:42, 14 August 2014‎ Che... (talk | contribs)‎ m . . (215,363 bytes) (-10)‎ . . (lead: remove "however") (undo | thank)
(cur | prev) 02:40, 14 August 2014‎ Che... (talk | contribs)‎ . . (215,373 bytes) (+36)‎ . . (→‎Automated editing: restore request reference about bots application for ban enforcement) (undo | thank)
(cur | prev) 02:35, 14 August 2014‎ Che... (talk | contribs)‎ . . (215,337 bytes) (+425)‎ . . (Undid revision 619916164 by LawrencePrincipe (talk) Per Talk) (undo | thank)
All of the edits by that editor were done immediately after the full page protection expired yesterday continuing the edit warring by that editor and what you referred to as vandalism above. Requesting "Admin only" page protection for 14-21 as requested by 4 others on the RFC there. LawrencePrincipe (talk) 14:10, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
I will hold off protecting for now, but if edit warring continues I will consider it. Will monitor closely. GFOLEY FOUR!— 19:26, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Hello Gfoley4; After taking a week off, the tag bombing and deletion of material has restarted by that same user earlier today. Here is the edit history from earlier today:
This is only for September and repeats the same pattern of deleting material over and over, and then marking it as missing with multiple citation templates with the apparent objective of delisting the page at all costs. Same pattern in July, same pattern in August (see previous message above), now same pattern in September. User:Mj and User:Forbidden have tried to keep up by fixing the tag saturation but this pattern is persistent. Were you aware it restarted a third time? LawrencePrincipe (talk) 02:55, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Edit request - Rangers FC[edit]

Hi. I noticed you have stopped anyone but administrators from editing the article for now. Could I request that you consider making the edit that I and two other editors have tried to make to the article but the change is constantly reverted by the same editor, Gefetane. I tried to amend the full name of Rangers FC to 'The Rangers Football Club' and quoted directlt from the club's own website to support this change, but this single editor refuses to accept this change - as I say two other editors reverted Gefetane's revert of my change but he just reverted them back as well. We can't have a few highly motivated editors deciding what is acceptable to be in article.

This is what I tried to replace 'Rangers Football Club' with in the infobox: The Rangers Football Club

Trust you will make the edit on our behalf - and I assume Gefetane is not an administrator who could revert you :) Thanks Spiritofstgeorge (talk) 15:45, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Nope, the page is only semi-protected which means you could make the change. Remember not to edit war as well. GFOLEY FOUR!— 17:12, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
Oh - sorry...and thanks for replying Spiritofstgeorge (talk) 19:50, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Sorry! for the obnoxious reversion[edit]

Sorry, I didn't mean to undo your edit in such a way, it's just that I was already in the process of reverting, and we had an edit conflict. I hope you forgive me! --gdfusion (talk|contrib) 03:09, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

It's all good. Not even your fault I should have reverted to the edit you reverted to. GFOLEY FOUR!— 03:13, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Joseph Harn[edit]

You blocked Joseph Harn but have yet to block his other account, Electrified Pony‎. I posted at the latter to advise him on his future here. I will watch his contribs and block at the first whiff of NOTHEREness. But, feel free to block at once if you wish. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 03:04, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Alright, thanks for the message. GFOLEY FOUR!— 04:00, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

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New York Central at LaSalle Street Station[edit]

You added some New York Central Railroad S-lines at LaSalle Street Station. Which "Danville" did the Danville Branch go to, and what NYC affiliate was it part of? ---------User:DanTD (talk) 02:43, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

I believe it went from Chicago into Indiana then branched off south to Danville, IL. After Danville it extended on to Cairo, IL but I believe that was an affaliate of the Big Four Railroad. GFOLEY FOUR!— 02:54, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Do you know what stopped at Nickel Plate Depot though? ---------User:DanTD (talk) 04:30, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Another PRR s-line error[edit]

I see you've added an S-Line template to Wyoming Railroad Station in Delaware. That's great. But how does the next station(Dover (PRR station)) which was clearly a Pennsylvania Railroad station turn out to be Dover (NJT station) which was clearly a former Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad station along one of the Morris and Essex Lines? ---------User:DanTD (talk) 15:59, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

UPDATE: Wow, looks like I was able to fix that myself. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 20:02, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Merge discussion for Anaheim (train station) [edit]

An article that you have been involved in editing, Anaheim (train station) , has been proposed for a merge with another article. If you are interested in the merge discussion, please participate by going here, and adding your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. Fettlemap (talk) 04:19, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center opens December 6, 2014! Fettlemap (talk) 04:19, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Self requested block[edit]

Please block this IP. I don't want anyone on this IP to put false information and vandalize wiki. It is a high school IP. Evidence: - "Organization: El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE)" (talk) 21:52, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi, I only place self-requested blocks on actual registered accounts. While I appreciate the effort to stop vandalism, the IP can be dealt with if/when it vandalizes. GFOLEY FOUR!— 22:44, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

happy holidays[edit]

Happy holidays and happy new year to my Editing Wikipedia "WikiProject New York City Public Transportation", editing coleuge(I have trouble speeling this word, it means two people who work at the same place.). From, very friendly, Doorknob747 00:56, 17 December 2014 (UTC) here is a gift of something rarely seen:,_R160B_R_train.jpg — Preceding unsigned comment added by Doorknob747 (talkcontribs) 00:56, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

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Requested Self-Block[edit]

Hi this is EoRdE6 (talk · contribs) home IP address. I am writing here (and at a few other Admins TP's) to request a block of my IP address (this one (talk)). I am a week away from exams, and have used WikiBreak Enforcer on my main account. I discovered however that I can still edit from here and the temptation is too great. I have confirmed with my ISP that I am the only customer given this IP. A block until February 1, 2015 is requested for my current IP address. Thanks! (talk) 22:58, 8 January 2015 (UTC) User:EoRdE6's IP adress

This has been dealt with. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 08:49, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

New S-Line Requests; January 2015[edit]

Is there any way you can create an S-Line for the New York Central Railroad Cape Vincent Branch (for the Chaumont Railroad Station), or the Cape Cod Central Railroad? As for the Cape Vincent Branch, if this is something I can do myself, do you have any info on that line? ---------User:DanTD (talk) 13:30, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

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PlayStation Network outage[edit]

Hello Gfoley4,

Can you please remove the move protection from PlayStation Network outage. You placed it on several years agao but interest has waned. Furthermore, I'd like to see if I can move it to 2011 PlayStation Network outage. There have been several outages since then so the title of the article might be misleading.

Done GFOLEY FOUR!— 21:45, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much. --ceradon (talkcontribs) 21:55, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

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Self blocks[edit]

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Santa Fe Passenger Depot (San Angelo, Texas)[edit]

Did you see what I did with your sandbox on the Santa Fe Passenger Depot (San Angelo, Texas)? You should add this link to the article too. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 16:25, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Page protection on The Game[edit]

Hi, you semi-protected The Game about four years ago (diff). It's difficult to see the protection history before that (I'm not sure if this edit did anything) but I'm assuming it was a response to a fad for vandalising the page with variations of "you just lost it". The last of the these by an IP was in January 2009 and by a user in April 2009. I think there's a pretty good chance that the fad will have passed by now, so is it OK to unprotect the page? If you want to leave it, can you take a look at this edit request? Many thanks. (talk) 18:45, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done But I actually didn't protect it, I just added the little lock in the corner (I don't think I was even an admin then!) Brandon protected it but it does seem like we should try un-protection for a bit. And if you're having trouble seeing the protection history, go to page history and click "view logs for this page" in the top left. The log for "The Game" is here. GFOLEY FOUR!— 06:21, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! Yes, I saw the logs when I finally worked out how to do an edit request properly. But since I'd already left a message here, I thought I may as well not complicate things further. I've just removed the padlock as well. Thanks again. (talk) 07:50, 26 April 2015 (UTC)


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WWE Divas Championship protection[edit]

Hi, thanks for protecting that (and sorry for this)... felt really bad and stressful how I handled that article. Tropicalkitty (talk) 23:03, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Nah you're good. I'm not sure what sprouted up all that vandalism; it came out of nowhere. GFOLEY FOUR!— 23:04, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

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User: revert many times with wrong information and make vandalism in many volleyball page such as 2015 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Cup. The users edit many times with his prediction. And, ignore other users explanation. Thanks Noncommittalp (talk) 07:44, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

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