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Thanks SMasters for giving me a rules/tip about this site, I owe it all to you. And I promise that I will follow this rule/tip as long as I can. Hamham31 (talk) 07:34, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Typhoon Zoraida[edit]

Hi. Please explain this edit of yours. I don't see any reason for you to add this content and it's definetly not a disambiguation page. Chris Troutman (talk) 21:40, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

Hi and good day. The name Zoraida was included on PAGASA's list of typhoon names, but when it was introduced in 2001, It was originally named as Zuma (which is somehow never used). I just thought that maybe/somehow be used again in the next years, so I've decided that the page will be disambiguated. But if you really insist on redirecting it again on this page, you may do so. I do understand that, and I didn't mean any vandalism for that, but I'm basing on PAGASA's usage of their naming list. I do hope you understand. Hamham31Heke!KushKush! 01:13, 9 June 2016 (UTC)
Ok. So per WP:D I returned it to a disambiguation page. The primary reason is that there's no reason to disambiguate. As soon as there's a named storm called Zoraida than we'll have source material to make a new decision. Right now, the last storm called Zoraida was called Podul in 2013, which is odd to me. The page itself exists and we can always change it as the need arises. Chris Troutman (talk) 16:30, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

Pointers for CVU (added message myself from WP:CVU Talk)[edit]

First things first[edit]

@DatGuy: What pointers would you give me on how to fight vandalism here on English Wikipedia and how to properly deal with it? Hoping for your kind response. Hamham31Heke!KushKush! 00:05, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

@Hamham31: Well, I'm not sure if this is the best place to talk about it but it's fine for now. I have watchlisted this page, so there's no need to keep pinging me. Anyways, the best places to find vandalism is on the recent changes possible vandalism tag and RTRC. After you find the vandalism, you should revert it. Those are the basics. If you would like, we can go into the rollback permission, 3RR, administrators noticeboard, etc. Dat GuyTalkContribs 06:18, 14 June 2016 (UTC)
Sory for pinging you anyway. But I have another question, what is the qualification for granting rollback permission rights, and how do I add a tags on any edits that is possibly a vandalism? Hamham31Heke!KushKush! 23:46, 14 June 2016 (UTC)
@Hamham31: Not sure if you have this page watchlisted, so I'll ping you for now. There is no set requirement, however I recommend that you'd have a month or so of experience in counter-vandalism. Here is when I got accepted! Don't forget that if someone has 4 warnings already in their talk page, then report them to WP:AIV. For your second question, the tags are automatically added by Wikimedia managed bots (something like that, not users though) to edits that have been filtered. Dat GuyTalkContribs 14:12, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
Sorry for the late reply, thank you for your information. I'll be reviewing more of that for now. This will really helps me a lot to understand the process of handling and fighting vandalism here in Wikipedia. Hamham31Heke!KushKush! 23:59, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── If you want, I can check out your anti-vandalism edits and give you tips. Dat GuyTalkContribs 09:56, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

OK then, you may give me a tips so I can fully understand how things goes here. Hamham31Heke!KushKush! 00:04, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
I have noticed that here you manually created the page and added the warning. You can use Twinkle to do that! Just go to the menu (to the right of history, page, etc.) and hover over it. Then go down to warn, and add the proper warning. I'd suggest you check what the templates produce. To go into a level 2 warning, click on the first bar and go down to the level 2 warning. Finally, don't forget there are single issue notices and single issue warnings. Dat GuyTalkContribs 09:47, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
OK, I see it now. Next time I'm gonna using it. Anyway, I followed your first instruction, by watching out some vandalized edits such as what an IP user did to Lord Byron article. I reported that already to AIV despite having a final warning to him/her. And somehow blocked it for at least 31 hours. And I also requested to protect it temporarily so no one do the same vandalizing edits in that article. Do you think I had to improve more than that? Hamham31Heke!KushKush! 23:30, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
(Additional Question) - Is it possible that I can report a user who vandalizes Wikipedia to AIV usng Twinkle? That is regards to your suggestion that I can warn a user using Twinkle. Hamham31Heke!KushKush! 00:16, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
How AIV, UAA, and requests for page protection work is that after you report a user/page to them, an administrator comes around and checks it. If it seems to him that the user is either vandalising, making promotional edits, or a spambot/compromised account and should be blocked (for AIV), he does it. For UAA, if it seems to the administrator that the user's username is either promotional, misleading, implies shared use, offensive, or disruptive, then he'll be blocked. For RFPP, if the administrator believes that the page has been persistently vandalised, edited disruptively, etc. then the page will be (most commonly) semi-protected. For your second question, I believe your procedure was good. If a user already has 4 warnings, or an 'only warning' template (example) then you should straight-up report them to AIV. Yes, Twinkle can be used to report users. Go to someone's user/talk page, hover on TW, and above warn there is ARV which reports users to administrator. When you click it, you can select a report type (for now, I recommend only vandalism or username), and from there it's quite straightforward. Finally, could you tell me your reasoning for why this edit deserves a 4im warning? Don't forget that the bots can make mistakes. Dat GuyTalkContribs 11:02, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
Whoops! I guess I picked the wrong message. I meant just only a simple warning, instead of that one. I guess I should have watch next time on picking a warning message for the editor. Anyway, it's my mistake, I think I overdid it. Sorry. Hamham31Heke!KushKush! 23:28, 22 June 2016 (UTC)

June 2016[edit]

Information icon I noticed that a message you recently left to Kazaro may have been unduly harsh for a newcomer. Please remember not to bite the newcomers. If you see someone make a common mistake, try to politely point out what they did wrong and how to correct it. Vandalism only-warning templates assume bad faith and are almost exclusively used when an vandalism-only account has vandalized multiple times with clear intent. For a new user, please use multi-level templates that assume good faith, and consider using a template that does not assume intent to damage Wikipedia, such as a template for disruptive editing. Finally, please read the common advice for warning template use on Wikipedia. Appable (talk) 18:13, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

Oh, I seem to have not noticed the mention of this in the above discussion (might still be a bit useful if you haven't seen the user warning advice yet), so feel free to trout me (or remove this message) if you want. Appable (talk) 18:15, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
I'm not being harsh to him/her. In fact, I just warn him/her that the article Charlie Conte is not a real actor, and to give you a note, Ms. Barbie Forteza and Ms. Thea Tolentino (the main 2 characters of The Half Sisters) told me thru Twitter message that they didn't know much about Charlie Conte and they made them very confused about the existence of that made-up actor as they noted here at WP:NACTOR. Hamham31Heke!KushKush! 02:57, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
(additional) Not just only that, I'm also questioning that the editor is just only 12 year old, so how come that an unknown person becoming a famous actor, not to mention searching his/her blog but just only created for his amusement? I guess next time, review his/her contributions properly so you may understand why do we need to warn him/her without any notice. But anyway, it's not your fault, but somehow, I already did it. Hamham31Heke!KushKush! 03:09, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
How do you come to know the editor is only twelve years old while following our very strict WP:OUTING policy? --NeilN talk to me 03:50, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
Besides what NeilN said (if I interpret you correctly), again 4im templates should not be used except in cases where the vandalism is blatant and repeated. I only have used that once or twice, and it's really a last resort before ANI/V. Appable (talk) 03:59, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
Sorry to pile on, but also this edit deserves either a {{uw-error1}} or just a good faith revert, but certainly not a 4im ;-). Dat GuyTalkContribs 11:26, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
@DatGuy: That was the edit I was referring to above, though I'm not sure if the editor quite understands the weight of 4im (which is understandable when you're new to anti-vandalism patrolling, but it is important to use good faith in most cases). Appable (talk) 18:34, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

A trout for you Myself :P![edit]

Rainbow trout transparent.png Whack!

You've been whacked with a wet trout.

Don't take this too seriously. Someone just wants to let you know you did something silly.

This is for myself as well. I guess I don't yet quite known the usage of some warnings though. But still the editor must stop fantasizing himself/herself that he/she becomes a famous celebrity again. Hamham31Heke!KushKush! 23:49, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

GMA Network Inc. changing name[edit]

Hi Hamham31,

I want to move GMA Network Inc. (Company) to its original name as GMA Network Inc., Please change this article name to GMA Network Inc. and not GMA Network (Company) because GMA Network is already a company. I tried to move the page to GMA Network Inc. and I don't know how to request it to move the page to GMA Network Inc. can you move the page to "GMA Network Inc." and not to GMA Network (Company)? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kazaro (talkcontribs) 04:33, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Editing News #2—2016[edit]

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Invitation to the Wikiproject[edit]

Hurricane Kate (2003)- Good pic.jpg Please accept this invitation to join the Tropical cyclones WikiProject (WPTC), a WikiProject dedicated to improving all articles associated with tropical cyclones. WPTC hosts some of Wikipedia's highest-viewed articles, and needs your help for the upcoming cyclone season. Simply click here to accept! Hurricane Isabel 18 sept 2003 1555Z.jpg

Just simply accept this invitation, and when you get into the Wikiproject page, you will see a section of all the users currently in the project. Just place your name at the bottom of the list... and that's it, you're in! Have a good day editing on current TCs! Typhoon2013 (talk) 07:36, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

Typhoon Nepartak (2016) has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg Hello, Hamham31. Typhoon Nepartak (2016), an article you either created or to which you significantly contributed,has been nominated to appear on Wikipedia's Main Page as part of WikiProject Did you knowDYK comment symbol. You can see the hook and the discussion here. You are welcome to participate! Thank you. APersonBot (talk!) 12:01, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

Re: edit warring at Philippines[edit]

I see that a case is already filed on SPI so I'll let them take over. OhanaUnitedTalk page 04:50, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Hi. I notified the problematic user repeatedly not to insert hoax materials and images, and that his source is unreliable and thats coming even from an Admin User:Diannaa, but he keeps reverting on Philippines. He's done the same to other users who opposed his edits. Based on the history of the sock master, it is already no surprise and i just hope the admins act on them asap.--RioHondo (talk) 05:15, 15 July 2016 (UTC)
@RioHondo: I do left you a message on your user talk (In Filipino language). Hamham31Heke!KushKush! 05:28, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

RE:DBS 35[edit]

hi, i don't have a screenshot because i live outside metro manila were the broadcast is limited only in metro manila. Others have screenshot on our group in facebook (PHILIPPINE TELEVISION THROUGH THE YEARS AND BEYOND (1953-PRESENT))PHILIPPINE TELEVISION THROUGH THE YEARS AND BEYOND (1953-PRESENT). ​—Nikbert16 (talk)​ 18:29, 15 July 2016 (UTC)


Actually, there was a whole lot of detail in the article, none of which was sourced. Existence is not notability, and I found no historical information to assert anything that was in the article. As unsourced material may be removed, I did, and redirected the article. If you can explain to me how an unsourced article meets policy, I'll be happy to let it be, but there's literally nothing about the station out there. MSJapan (talk) 02:06, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

Your response seems to indicate a further WP:NEXIST problem - that policy indicates that we judge notability not on the current state of the article, but on the existence of sources, but you seem to be making pretty clear that sources don't often exist. The reason this ties into "existence is not notability" is because to write an article, there needs to be information relating to it, and for a business, that information has to extend to meeting depth of coverage for a business, and being more than a business listing. OK, so there's a bunch of history there now - am I supposed to assume it's correct? Maybe whoever wrote it got it wrong. I would also point out we have had a huge issue with hoax Phillippines-based stations being added, to the point where we have had to block editors. So it's really not an area where WP:AGF is necessarily a good idea. MSJapan (talk) 17:57, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

Please adopt me[edit]

Please accept me as your student in Wikipedia:Counter-Vandalism Unit/Academy. Please reply soon Thanks. Nepali keto62 Questions?!?!? 09:59, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

@Nepali keto62: Whoa! I never thought that someone requesting to me to become my student for Counter-vandalism Unit Academy. Anyway, I will refer you to DatGuy for some pointers and for some ideas to fight vandalism as well, since like you too I'm also a student for CVUA and not yet granted the rollback rights. @DatGuy: Can we adopt him as one of our team on CVUA? Please response. Cheers. Hamham31Heke!KushKush! 11:32, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
@Nepali keto62: Sure! I also noticed you request to be trained by other people. Hamham, how's the counter-vandalism going? You think you ready to pass the academy? Dat GuyTalkContribs 11:47, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
Hi DatGuy, I'm ready to pass the academy already. I'm continuing to monitor some of vandalized articles here, and this time, I'm carefully choosing the right warning message to the user who made a mistake to some of the articles here in WP. I already reported at least 6 or 7 users to AIV (some of them are warned or blocked already), but still I think I need to learn more things regards to fighting vandalizers here in English WP. Cheers. Hamham31Heke!KushKush! 12:05, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
@DatGuy: please adopt me fast.—Nepali keto62 Questions?!?!? 11:51, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────@Nepali keto62: Relax, there is no deadline. When would you like to start? Dat GuyTalkContribs 12:13, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

@DatGuy: What you mean by When would you like to start?? I want to start now. What should I do? Please reply fast.—Nepali keto62 Questions?!?!? 12:42, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
@Nepali keto62: So you want to learn how to revert vandalism? If so, I'm working on a page now. Dat GuyTalkContribs 12:47, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
@DatGuy: Did you adopted me as your student?—Nepali keto62 Questions?!?!? 13:14, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
Hi there, please wait patiently. Get yourself prepared first, and make sure you're ready for everything. And remember assume good faith to others you know. ;-) Hamham31Heke!KushKush! 13:18, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I am working on it. If so, then a page will be up tomorrow. If not, then I will tell you. If you want to request to be trained by other editors, please notify me. Cheers, Dat GuyTalkContribs 13:22, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Typhoon Nepartak (2016)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 23 July 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Typhoon Nepartak (2016), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a 205 km/h (127 mph) gust of wind in Taitung County, Taiwan, during Typhoon Nepartak (pictured) on July 8, 2016, is the highest recorded in the county? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Typhoon Nepartak (2016). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Typhoon Nepartak (2016)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 03:01, 23 July 2016 (UTC)


Hi. According or declining additional user rights is strictly a task for admins. We already had a bot made to avoid most non admin comments and closures, but it doesn't quite seem to be working. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 17:36, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

@Kudpung: OK I will take note of that (and sorry for the trouble), but I see that the requesting user was already blocked. Hamham31Heke!KushKush! 00:07, 26 July 2016 (UTC)


CVU Academy.svg CVU Academy Graduate
Congratulations from both myself and all of the instructors at the Counter Vandalism Unit Academy, on your successful completion of my CVUA instruction and graduation from the Counter Vandalism Unit Academy! Very few issues came up during your monitoring period; well done and congratulations again!

You can now also put {{User CVUA|graduate}} on your userpage. However, I still do recommend that you wait before you request rollback. Dat GuyTalkContribs 16:47, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

Thank you DatGuy for the recognition you gave me. Don't worry, I'm still starting my journey yet to grant me that right. And still, I had to improve myself first before I request that right for tthe 3rd time again. Again, thanks for mentoring me. Hamham31Heke!KushKush! 14:11, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

WP:PERM (2)[edit]

Hi, I asked you once already only two weeks go: would you please refrain from from making non admin comments on requests for permissions. It is strictly admin territory and your comments are not helpful. If you wish to help the encyclopedia please choose an activity that is more appropriate to your experience. Thank you. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 18:08, 8 August 2016 (UTC)


Hey there! I saw you started the article for Typhoon Lionrock. If you want to expand the article, you gotta start first by looking at what sources are available right now. Is the storm getting a lot of attention in the news, with lots of different content? Then it should be pretty easy to fill out the impact and preparations section. But it looks like Lionrock right now has much in the way of impacts. It has taken an unusual path, but than alone doesn't warrant making an article. Storms can be fickle and last three weeks, but unless it affects humans (usually due to very damaging impacts, but generally it's obvious that there is a lot of different information). You might want to hold off on making a Lionrock article now. It might seem like a great idea for an article today, but that's just because it's happening now. Usually, this sort of article just sits once it dissipates, and it is quite obvious that an article shouldn't have been made in the first place. Hope that all makes sense. Let me know if you have any more questions. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 02:34, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

It's probably only a day or so away from more news coverage, if the storm ends up hitting Japan. At that point, the storm will definitely be notable enough, and there will be plenty of information that you can find through a simple Google or Google News search. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 02:51, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

Mark, salamat sa iyong concern. Maging maingat ako diyan sa English Wikipedia na ito. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Broryan1983 (talkcontribs) 08:58, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Super Typhoon Meranti[edit]

Seeing that you started the article for Lionrock, I think it would be best if one is started on Meranti, as it is by far the strongest storm on Earth right now. Plus, its strength and threat to Taiwan is gaining a lot of media. --MarioProtIV (talk/contribs) 22:40, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

It seems to me that someone created the article already, but if ever, I'am willing to help out, whenever it had an impact here in the Philippines. BTW, Lionrock needs to be updated, the other article I've created (with the help of anyone) is Typhoon Nepartak. Hamham31Heke!KushKush! 22:46, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

Editing News #3—2016[edit]

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Asian 10,000 Challenge invite[edit]

Hi. The Wikipedia:WikiProject Asia/The 10,000 Challenge has recently started, based on the UK/Ireland Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge and Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The 10,000 Challenge. The idea is not to record every minor edit, but to create a momentum to motivate editors to produce good content improvements and creations and inspire people to work on more countries than they might otherwise work on. There's also the possibility of establishing smaller country or regional challenges for places like South East Asia, Japan/China or India etc, much like Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Nordic). For this to really work we need diversity and exciting content and editors from a broad range of countries regularly contributing. At some stage we hope to run some contests to benefit Asian content, a destubathon perhaps, aimed at reducing the stub count would be a good place to start, based on the current Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon which has produced near 200 articles in just three days. If you would like to see this happening for Asia, and see potential in this attracting more interest and editors for the country/countries you work on please sign up and being contributing to the challenge! This is a way we can target every country of Asia, and steadily vastly improve the encyclopedia. We need numbers to make this work so consider signing up as a participant! Thank you. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 02:07, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

New deal for page patrollers[edit]

Hi Hamham31,

In order to better control the quality of new pages, keep out the spam, and welcome the genuine newbies, the current system we introduced in 2011 is being updated and improved. The documentation and tutorials have also been revised and given a facelift. Most importantly a new user group New Page Reviewer has been created.

Under the new rule, you may find that you are temporarily unable to mark new pages as reviewed. However, this is nothing to worry about - most current experienced patrollers are being accorded the the new right without the need to apply, and if you have significant previous experience of patrolling new pages, we strongly encourage you to apply for the new right as soon as possible - we need all the help we can get, and we are now providing a dynamic, supportive environment for your work.

Find out more about this exiting new user right now at New Page Reviewers and be sure to read the new tutorial before applying. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:29, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Hamham31. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)