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File:Railroad, Vaxjo, Transversal.jpg[edit]

I was wondering why you restored and then deleted File:Railroad, Vaxjo, Transversal.jpg. You didn't respond to or close the OTRS ticket so it remains unresolved. --ThaddeusB (talk) 02:11, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

I honestly have no idea why I did that. -- John Reaves 18:13, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

permission mail already sent todays back[edit]

permission mail already sent to the wikipedia id from email, this is the officail mail from the official id of mokshayatan yog sansthan to permit the use of Mr. bharat bhushan picture. thanks kindly check with wikipedia record mail was sent to the wikipedia id given through message — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rusianejohn (talkcontribs) 05:58, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Writing Wikipedia Articles: The Basics and Beyond (#WIKISOO) enrollment[edit]

I am asking for kind help with a token to help me register the course (Writing Wikipedia Articles: The Basics and Beyond (#WIKISOO)). Thanks a lot. HWteam (talk) 11:15, 9 February 2014 (UTC)HWteam 11:15, 9 February 2014 (UTC) 11:14 AM , 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Writing Wikipedia Articles: The Basics and Beyond (#WIKISOO) enrollment[edit]

Appologies. I was just registering for the WIKISOO course, and in the enrollment page, there was (Enter your enrollment token. In order to enroll for this course, you need a token provided by your instructor or one of the volunteers for your course.). So, I looked for the names of the instructors, and got your name. Can you please advise on that? Thanks a lot. HWteam (talk) 06:03, 10 February 2014 (UTC)HWteam 06:03, 10 February 2014 (UTC)06:02:00 AM, 10 February 2014

@HWteam: Sorry, there must have a mistake somewhere along the way because I’m not involved in that project. If you’ll link me to the page where you saw my name, I’ll point you in the direction. -- John Reaves 14:52, 10 February 2014 (UTC)
@John Reaves:I followed the same flow and found that your name was just below the word (mail) in this page ( I mistakenly thought this was the link I should post to. I do apologize again for disturbance. Thanks a lot.

HWteam (talk) 18:53, 10 February 2014 (UTC)HWteam 18:53, 10 February 2014 (UTC) 18:53, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

@HWteam: Ah, that explains it. Let me know if you need help with anything. -- John Reaves 19:10, 10 February 2014 (UTC)


Banclark5 is only blocked for 72 hours - same pattern. May wish to indef that block as well. Geraldo Perez (talk) 23:54, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Done. -- John Reaves 23:58, 10 February 2014 (UTC)


Hi there, File:Railroad, Vaxjo, Transversal.jpg has had an OTRS ticket received indicating permission ticket:2013120110009148. Are you able to restore the file? Thanks, --Mdann52talk to me! 08:33, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

@Mdann52: Done. -- John Reaves 19:04, 12 February 2014 (UTC)
Also Ticket:2013120510008918 for File:Robert Luellen.jpg. --Mdann52talk to me! 11:14, 14 February 2014 (UTC)
@Mdann52: He states that a third party took the picture, thus he wouldn't be the owner. I have restored with "OTRS pending" for now. -- John Reaves 18:15, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Irresposible response[edit]

If you threaten people for coming to ANI because others are initiating edit wars, then you encourage them to participate in the edit war. I was under the impression that's what ANI was intended to prevent. — kwami (talk) 07:18, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

@Kwamikagami: I didn't encourage anyone to edit war or threaten them, don't be ridiculous. -- John Reaves 17:46, 13 February 2014 (UTC)


Hi, you blocked the above user and forgot to leave a block notice. I placed {{uw-vblock|time=31 hours}} on their talk for you. --Regards, MrScorch6200 (talk · contribs) 19:23, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

I didn't actually, I generally don't notice petty vandals. MediaWiki:Blockedtext gives all of the pertinent information, and they have to view that that as opposed to a talk page notice. -- John Reaves 21:31, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Correction of Wiki submission[edit]

Thank you John,

I think corrected my mistakes from before. Below is that new company page that I created. I just wanted to make sure that it is under the restrictions of Wikipedia — Preceding unsigned comment added by Scc3819 (talkcontribs) 06:04, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Sockpuppet vandals and block evasion[edit]

Greetings and saluations! An I.P. vandal (whom you may recall, who was blocked for vandalism and being uncivil and disruptive, has, in evading the block, returned under a new address ( as well as an old one ( He has already gotten very busy, disruptively reverting edits, insulting other editors, and randomly nominating images for deletion. I respectfully ask, in the vein of WP:DUCK that you please open an investigation into this evasive vandal or raise the issue on WP:ANI. Please don't tarry, for time is of the essence. With the best of regards, Illegitimate Barrister (talk) 08:28, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

@Illegitimate Barrister: I have blocked or re-blocked those accounts. However, he appears to back on the original account (talk · contribs) now. A quick review reveals no problematic edits, so I'm inclined to let him be for now. -- John Reaves 18:33, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
Okay, thanks. I didn't even know he had this many different sockpuppet accounts. I've been looking through some of his old edits, and man, is he one rude and uncivil guy, calling other editors "assholes" and "asswipes" in edit summaries and such and telling to go "fuck" themselves. I'm surprised he's lasted this long here. Anyway, best of regards, Illegitimate Barrister (talk) 19:12, 15 February 2014 (UTC)


This ticket has come up in conversation at User talk:Andrewduty#File permission problem with File:JDonCapraMD.jpg. Since you're the agent who grabbed it initially, would you care to resend the reply so we can get the image straightened out? VernoWhitney (talk) 16:05, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

@VernoWhitney: Sorry about the delay. The issue is that the corporation is claiming ownership while simultaneously not providing an author. I'll send another e-mail though. -- John Reaves 16:23, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
No worries about the delay. Thanks for following up on this one. VernoWhitney (talk) 22:16, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Links to avoid?[edit]

Hi! I would like to inquire about this. I may be wrong, but it does not seem to me that linking to the rock and roll hall of fame for musicians that are in the hall of fame fits our definition of links to avoid.

In particular, I would call your attention to this, this and this as evidence that a consensus that such links are acceptable. (I couldn't figure out how the search for just external links, but I sampled the result and a fair number are external links).

Also note that in several cases[1] the link existed before "added" it and still exists after your revert. --Guy Macon (talk) 04:32, 27 February 2014 (UTC)


1. Any site that does not provide a unique resource beyond what the article would contain if it became a featured article.

I should have checked more thoroughly before reverting, I didn't realize they were editing any existing links. -- John Reaves 14:47, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
I disagree with you as to whether links to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for musicians who are in the RRHoF provide a unique resource beyond what the article would contain if it became a featured article. Is there any way I can get you to reconsider, or should I post an RfC so we can see what the community consensus on this issue is? --Guy Macon (talk) 16:35, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
@Guy Macon: Sorry for the delay, my computer is on its last leg. What exactly do you find unique about the information on the RRHoF pages? It seems to me that they contain simple biographical information and little unique information. Could the links be better incorporated as references? -- John Reaves 15:01, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
Take a look at The RaRHoF page has six audio files and two videos, none of which we can insert into The Ventures because they are non-free content. --Guy Macon (talk) 16:27, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
Oh my, Guy. I just realized that, in my haste, I hadn’t seen that those bios expand into full blown articles. The bottom half or so of the screen on my computer at home alternates between being black and displaying a bizarre test pattern thus obscuring the expansion button. I’ll be reverting shortly, sorry for the confusion. -- John Reaves 17:19, 28 February 2014 (UTC)


This edit constitutes improper use of the rollback tool (as explained at Wikipedia:Rollback#When to use rollback), as does this edit. Please use edit summaries when reverting such edits. Thank you. Toccata quarta (talk) 10:19, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Please note that the first diff is among those I questioned in the section above this one. --Guy Macon (talk) 13:52, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Actually, it's fine as I explained my edits at the user's talk page.

    "To revert widespread edits (by a misguided editor or malfunctioning bot) which are judged to be unhelpful to the encyclopedia, provided that an explanation is supplied in an appropriate location, such as at the relevant talk page"

-- John Reaves 14:43, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Protected redirect for Abby Martin (redux)[edit]

Aloha. Could you please take a look at the discussion over at Draft talk:Abby Martin? We would like to move the draft into article space but the redirect is still protected.[2] Thanks. Viriditas (talk) 20:35, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

@Viriditas: Unprotected. I have to go, but I'm sure someone at WP:RM can do the move. -- John Reaves 21:51, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I've filed the appropriate request. Viriditas (talk) 23:42, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
At least one editor improperly copypasted the article into the redirect sans page history. I've reverted back to the redirect, and I'm tempted to ask you to reapply protection. We really need this redirect target deleted so we can move the draft into the article namespace with the page history intact (as much as possible). Viriditas (talk) 01:46, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
@Viriditas: Based on the discussion, it looks like a unilateral move back to article space would be inappropriate at this juncture. -- John Reaves 14:25, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Do you think this should have gone to DRV? Viriditas (talk) 20:31, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
I think it should now that the concern has been expressed. -- John Reaves 14:20, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Belated thanks[edit]

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I know this is late but I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your participation at my RfA. I was very inspired by the many that supported me and it’s that feeling of friendship and camaraderie that keeps me coming back to the project. So, thank you for your support and for your continued sense of fairness and compassion in all areas of WP. I look forward to the opportunity to work together in the days to come. Best wishes, -- KeithbobTalk 21:10, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Happy Adminship![edit]

Wikipedia Administrator.svg Wishing John Reaves a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Yutah Andrei Marzan Ogawa123|UPage|☺★ (talk) 12:06, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

You flagged my edit, but you should flag the person who flagged my edit[edit]

I added to a criticism on "the Alex Jones Show". I cited only fact, without any personal remarks. That organization has people who troll pages like wikipedia, in order to falsely flag any criticism of them. Please check it for yourself. A 2 minute google search will confirm what I'm saying there. I'll go back and put the links to references, but I guarantee it will be falsely flagged again. If you delete the account of the person falsely flagging, they will just create another account, and do it again. That's their thing, they are psychopaths who live to waste peoples' time and spread sensationalized fear. Maybe it would be better just to delete that page, although they'll just create another. Waste of time. Figure out how to stop people like this, and you'll have the total solution for making wikipedia fool-proof. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 1warriornation (talkcontribs) 21:09, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Disruptive Edits to Article: Mansoor Ijaz[edit]

Dear Mr Reaves, There has been a wholesale butchering of my article this early morning. It started with an anonymous IP address deleting an entire section of the article, which I reverted, and then a whole host of editors piling on and threatening to block me etc.

As you are well aware, because you semi-protected my article in the first place, the hateful and biased or agenda-based edits of the article continue unabated after the lifting of the protection period.

I understand you may not be seeing these messages very often, but it seems to me that the manner in which the article has been edited now makes it not only factually incomplete and inaccurate, but represents a bias of someone to try and write me out of the Formula One business -- and that is factually and simply not true.

I seek mediation and relief to have the article restored to the status quo ante. Some of the edit ideas are good, but the time to do such edits is when the deal either completes or fails, which is also imminent -- we hope to complete. Some of the minor edits don't matter that much, but the reality is that a lot of data taken out was done to try and reduce the impact of my life and the people with whom I have worked. This is a systematic effort to write my life down so those who don't believe my work was of value have their day in the sun.

That is not what Wikipedia is supposed to be about. The article was factual, well-referenced and from high quality sources. Why then was this allowed to do such a wholesale debauchery of the article.

Please respond and help me to restore the article's completeness and accuracy as I am threatened with bans of this and that if I do so myself, even though I believe that is fully justified.

Sincerely, Mansoor Ijaz (talk) 09:32, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Crain's Detroit Business & Detroit News[edit]

Were you the one who made me sandbox a draft of a bio of everyone's favorite corrupt dean? Back then I assumed you had actually read the Crain's Detroit Business article. Did you? You should read the Detroit News article, at least if you really want to assert I'm on some sort of personal vendetta unsupported by facts. Detroit Joseph (talk) 21:26, 29 March 2014 (UTC)


Hello. Just letting you know that my IRC cloak has now been added (wikimedia/KaisaL) if you'd like to add it to the access list for #wikipedia-en-admins. Thank you! KaisaL (talk) 19:41, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Looks like Snowolf got to it first. -- John Reaves 20:38, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Streisand effect revert[edit]

I was going to add the Wonga case but see that it already had been, and then removed, but I am puzzled by the reason given. Why should it matter if the source material mentions (or doesn't, in this case) the name of the Streisand Effect? I think the events surrounding the behaviour of Wonga's paralegal chap, and of Twitter and its many users, form an example of the Effect even if they've not been named as such in the source. Of course it may be that this case isn't a particularly good example or one that doesn't add much to the list, which is a different thing of course :) Best wishes, Jo: JoBrodie (talk) 09:34, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

@JoBrodie:See our policy on original research. It isn't up to us to decide what is and isn't an example of the Streisand effect. We're here to document the effect's presence in existing third-party sources. -- John Reaves 13:50, 14 April 2014 (UTC)


As you were the blocking admin for this user, I would just like to make you aware of this a new sock investigation into this user, here: Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/TreCoolGuy. Thank you. - Favre1fan93 (talk) 03:49, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:47, 28 May 2014 (UTC)


Hey, dunno if you'll see this while it's still open, but just letting you know that I think that User:StevenBInc made good on his threats to make socks and re-create GoAnimate: The Movie (2006 film). I've got an SPI open to check for undetected socks (wish I could do just a basic checkuser for this, but it's sockpuppetry and doesn't really qualify) at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/StevenBInc. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 10:29, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

I'm watching, they look like good blocks. -- John Reaves 13:29, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Andersson Jamal[edit]

Hi John Reaves, please can you take another look at Andersson Jamal? After the consistent blanking of content by User talk:, I decided to work on the article to source every sentence possible. After his 1 day ban came to an end, he does the same thing, delete half the page, leaving only the one source he likes. I think the issues include WP:NPOV, WP:COI (see the comment he made on my talk page) and possible WP:Ownership. What can be done? Pjposullivan (talk) 21:04, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

@Pjposullivan: I replied last night on my phone, but I guess it didn't save. Looks like the IP has been blocked for now. If they return, we will consider further action. -- John Reaves 15:54, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

what a very bad entry about Carl Hart[edit]

Bad work. Very bad work. This scientist is amazing. Your words are empty and full of superficiality — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:32, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

The Avengers (2012 film)[edit]

Not sure what is going on with that. I went to protect it and didn't get a warning that you had already done so. It appears to be PC protected but your name does not show up in the log. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 22:46, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Strange, it shows up in my contributions. -- John Reaves 22:49, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
Just reported it at Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)/Archive 128#Missing entry in the protection log

You've got mail![edit]

Hello, John Reaves. Please check your email – you've got mail!
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--Mdann52talk to me! 15:16, 13 July 2014 (UTC)


I look forward to the Discuss element of your Revert (see the Talk page). Thanks, UniversalBowman (talk) 14:38, 19 July 2014 (UTC)


Manoj Srivastava is an important person in Indian Cinema. He is respected for his creating  the ' Single Window Clearance System' for film shootings in India which is being replicated by almost every state in India today. 
2. Srivastava is known as the 'Father of Indian Short Film Movement' after he set up the Short Film Center at International Film Festival of India in Goa. Film makers like us had no way to screen our films in big festivals. He gave us that space. Today, his example is being followed by every international film festival in India. 

These sources and news are available on internet but not quoted in this article which is poorly written. I tried to correct some but it needs more references. You can invite people to contribute to it but not delete it. I am sure lots of people once they know about it would like to contribute.

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rashimohanbhanot (talkcontribs) 17:46, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Imagine Dragons[edit]

Extend PC time? --George Ho (talk) 14:47, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Done. -- John Reaves 15:36, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Please Refrain From Harsh Accusations[edit]

Hi, John. Your approach to this unfortunate and relentless debate is a bit harsh and presumptuous. One, no I am not the user MICHAELMOO22, if i was, I would be responding under the user name. I am not affiliated with that user nor the individual whom he has contributed information for on Wiki. So your direct assumption that I am doing so is a bit disturbing and an attack on my integrity. You should be able to see that I am not MICHAELMOO22. I have not violated any terms and conditions by using my "actual" real username, BrandonWalker2014. Threatening to block me and with Wiki codes that do not apply to me, is unacceptable. This is professional forum and I will not be bullied and accept false claims to my integrity. I have simply ran across this debate page and thought I'd offer my two cents like everyone else. Doesn't mean that I am affiliated with any party on this site. I have that right to do so as a subscriber/account holder on Wiki. I realized an error that i was making, and that was using "Keep" more than once. So I have corrected that. That was due to lack of knowledge. I am new to this site. However, I do know that "augmenting" and "deleting" comments is not acceptable according to the terms and conditions of wiki. I have asked Davey to refrain from do so. I believe that is a violation. BrandonWalker2014 (talk) 23:23, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

I am confused. I was working outside a sandbox on my class project and the page was deleted[edit]

I'm not normally on wiki. I need to complete my information for my class project. It has just been deleted! Can you help me with this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nkhudgens (talkcontribs) 03:31, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Deleted page[edit]

Mr Reaves. I appreciate your input but my class requires that I create a wiki page. Where and how should I do this??? How may I retrieve the data that you have deleted? I will fail my course if I do not do this appropriately. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nkhudgens (talkcontribs) 03:36, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Class project[edit]

Perhaps you can help me. I am to upload my class discussions, papers, and projects in order to show that I have met my program outcomes. Perhaps this can be done on a private form of a wiki page? My teacher needs to view it with links. I previously had a course where we briefly worked in wiki and it was somewhat private yet my page was public. I do not need my page to be public but only to utilize the formats allowed to me in wiki.Nkhudgens (talk) 04:07, 7 August 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nkhudgens (talkcontribs) 04:02, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Talk page notices when blocking users[edit]

Hi. Thanks for your great work blocking vandals and other problem users. I noticed that you don't always leave a notice on the user's talk page when you block them, such as when you blocked IP on 7 August (see User talk: and their block log). Maybe it was just a one-time error but the block notices help others. Thanks again for your good work! - tucoxn\talk 00:59, 10 August 2014 (UTC)


thanks but I'm afraid the IP just re-deleted the source, perhaps protect the page? In ictu oculi (talk) 09:09, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Cheers. There's been a constant stream of problems with that BLP. In ictu oculi (talk) 03:39, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Acharya S page[edit]


I think the page for author Acharya S needs some changes. Her page has an adversarial rather than a neutral tone. Really, the controversial aspects of her work a a bit too involved for a wiki-article. The points and counter points are too involved, it would be better to settle for neutrality. Anyway, one example: is the last line in the first paragraph:

"Her theories have received negative commentaries from academic scholars.[7][8][9]"

"This is another derogatory comment that should be removed because she's had positive commentary from academic scholars too. That criticism, were it legit, would belong in the "Reception" section anyway and Footnote 7 comes from a blog by Bart Ehrman and according to Wiki, blogs are not suppose to be used as 'reliable sources.' It looks like blogs are ok so long as they attack Acharya, proving the utter biases at play here. It's also contradictory to the quote below by Ehrman claiming her work is "not really even known" by scholars so, how could she receive "negative commentaries from academic scholars" if they are so unaware of it, which is it?, can't have it both ways. It just proves that the article was written by critics, hacks and trolls with a malevolent agenda....."

"Footnote 8 is from Mike Licona and should be in the 'Reception' section, where it used to be, not the opening section. Plus, her response to Licona. Also Licona is not an "achademic scholar" has been removed along with her responses to others.

Footnotes 9 comes from Dr. Price's critique of her first book from 1999 and is outdated and irrelevant as he removed that review himself in around 2004 - 10 years ago. He now supports her work. Footnotes 7, 8 & 9 only serve as smears to attack her. " ~~River — Preceding unsigned comment added by RiverMorrison (talkcontribs) 03:23, 14 August 2014 (UTC)


Hello. My name is Ronald J Wilkins. If you have a moment, I would like to talk krriote. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:56, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Unblock request on hold[edit]

I have placed an unblock request at User talk:AffeL on hold. My view is that after almost a year, we can give the editor another chance. If they blow that chance, it will be easy to re-block. Any opinion? The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 21:30, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

@JamesBWatson:If you believe this user can offer any sort of constructive input to the project you have my blessing to unblock. -- John Reaves 05:14, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I've unblocked, and I hope it turns out we get a good editor from it, but as I said, if we don't, then we can just block again, so little will have been lost by trying. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 09:35, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

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