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Blocked from editing for 7 months?[edit]

Hello there,

I seemed to have been blocked from editing anything for 7 months, and noticed that it was because of something about a Dog and Rapper vandal. I looked into it, and not only was I not a part of any of that but it said it was from users living in Pennsylvania. I live in California which is extremely far from the state of Pennsylvania. If you disagree with this, I formally demand any proof you have showing it was me taking part in whatever was going on with that Dog and Rapper business.

Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2605:E000:2554:600:E4A3:E5AD:F17F:C7 (talk) 21:41, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

Unfortunately the block affects the entire US because that's the only way to effectively reduce the vandalism. Sorry about that. Graham87 01:08, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

RE: Blocked for 7 Months[edit]

Is it possible to get unblocked? I was not a part of any kind of vandalism.

Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2605:E000:2554:600:496B:EAB:9D63:5522 (talk) 21:41, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

Nope, unfortunately it isn't. Graham87 01:55, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

Birth and death places[edit]

Graham87, I was not so much familiar with the English-Wikipedia's Manual of Style before, so I agree with your revert now, but I still don't agree with your labeling such edits as vandalism. As I checked, this part of Manual (opening brackets and lead) are subject of permanent discussion and changes. Moreover, in many other paper encyclopedias, and particularly in Czech-wiki, it is quite usual to put the birth and death places together with birth and death dates. And there are still many biographic articles in en-Wiki created in this in this manner. It is NOT a matter of vandalism, but the power of habit! So please, next time (because as I mentioned, there are still lot of articles with b.-d. places in opening brackets) do not label your edit as the crusade against vandalism but instead of this appeal directly to the English-Wikipedia's Manual of Style as you did in your second edit. This will work much better. --Honzula (talk) 05:05, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

advice[edit]

hmm you get some strange stuff - this should be more obvious or should I offer it to someone else? [1] = whole field asking to be exterminated - COI, Username, and SPA

Interesting - in Buenos Aires the word of your recent edit comes over specifically as cashhaow there because of the Italian influence on their vocab - JarrahTree 04:50, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

Sorry - as one very friendly editor once placed on their talk page 'i dont like obscurantism' - in response in trying to get their way with something - - your edit - https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Callao&type=revision&diff=859013283&oldid=858941708 invoked memory of the problem of pronouncing that word in spain (calleow) versus south america (cassheow) - apologies for clogging your talk with obscurantist issues ... JarrahTree 05:22, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

Errors[edit]

I read the guideline you pointed to. It says "Ethnicity, religion, or sexuality should generally not be in the lead unless it is relevant to the subject's notability." Do you think Jim Thorpe's ethnicity is not relevant to his notability? Did you actually read the article? The rest of what you reverted is equally ill considered apart from "whom" and "to compete". FloridaArmy (talk) 15:37, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

@FloridaArmy: Yeah, I don't know much about him beyond what's in the article but I've had it on my watchlist for over ten years, so I have a fairly good idea of his life story. Graham87 02:57, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

weirdness[edit]

748 of the little critters - at a very odd one - from your perspective whats up there? monkeys? rodents?

Category:Wikipedia type:river page with obscure subdivision

as in what is on the front of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bendoc_River

any clues from your understanding? If I am dumb, yes I admit it now. JarrahTree 05:52, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

Amanda Reid[edit]

Just a heads up that the Amanda Reid article might see some more heat in the near future, due to this BBC article and a BBC Radio 4 programme being aired tonight. I see the BBC piece has already made it into the article. Cheers, Gricehead (talk) 15:59, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

alleged[edit]

"alleged and accused are appropriate when wrongdoing is asserted but undetermined" EatenRiper (talk) 08:41, 29 September 2018 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

I sincerely appreciate your edits to the Signpost. I anticipate that my formatting skills will improve someday but your really saved the Essay article. Best Regards, Barbara   18:44, 2 October 2018 (UTC)

@Barbara (WVS): No worries. Graham87 01:30, 3 October 2018 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for October 3[edit]

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ho hum[edit]

another day in the circus... JarrahTree 23:29, 10 October 2018 (UTC) email soon JarrahTree 23:32, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Narmad[edit]

Hi Graham87, Narmadashankar Dave is widely known by his mononym Narmad, so per WP:COMMONNAME, shouldn't the page be at Narmad instead of Narmadashankar Dave? Coderzombie (talk) 07:09, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Wow, I did not see that coming!! My edits as an experienced editor coming back to bite me in the a$$. Coderzombie (talk) 07:20, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Block evasion[edit]

[2] "the whole thing is block evasion". Really? You think I'm evading a block? So what account do you think I had? When was I blocked? duffbeerforme (talk) 12:46, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

Cool. Thankyou for the explanation. All good. duffbeerforme (talk) 12:52, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

Stepehn Houston[edit]

Hi Graham87 not sure why you reverted my edit of the Sackler memorial lecture? Sackler very much in the news at the moment....

Bazzil1 (talk) 14:59, 23 October 2018 (UTC)