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What constitutes a change in a wikipage?[edit]

I created a wikipage for the rapper Mr. criminal that was unfortunately deleted by you. I want to create the page for his fans and anyone wanting to know more of the rapper. So please explain to me what I have to do to get it posted under the official Wikipedia page/content. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mr.Anderson741 (talkcontribs) 20:48, 13 March 2019 (UTC)


I was thinking of collecting a list of wikiclones, but you already beat me to it.

I think it's quite useful. Would you mind moving it out of userspace? Of would you prefer it if I copy information from your list and maintain something myself? Mashpedia,, and are not on your list. For information about Everipedia attribution you might want to link c:Commons:Everipedia#Attribution. Alexis Jazz (talk) 13:41, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

@Alexis Jazz: I'm just using it as a scratch pad to occasionally remove instances where these are used as a reference in a live or draftspace article; you're more than welcome to copy and/or alter as you see fit. Thanks for the head's up on those new ones. I'll dig into them when I get time.
I appreciate that Everipedia is attempting to correct the image attribution issue. Most mirrors mess that up somehow. Unfortunately, I can still see articles where the attribution is still completely missing: for example Trinity River is still missing attribution on the watershed image I created. Hopefully they can get that sorted out before they monetize - having deep pockets is going to be a real problem if they have blatant copyright violations in their core material. They've had some glitches in the past where the article attribution dropped; they were pretty responsive in fixing that, so I assume they care about the problem. Kuru (talk) 22:45, 1 July 2018 (UTC)
Did you read the rest of my Commons essay? 30 million dollars. (and something about jars of urine) I don't appreciate Everipedia very much, and I'm not alone.. IIRC they had attribution in their image viewer (when you click an image in the image gallery) and IIRC the image viewer was also launched in the past when clicking an image where it originally appears in the article. This is no longer the case though, the image viewer can now only be launched from the gallery and it no longer shows attribution. The only "attribution" now is that ludicrously small blue info icon that I pointed ludicrously big red arrows at. Alexis Jazz (talk) 05:34, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
I read it; by monetize, I meant execute a viable business model. While I'm sure they have a very exciting all-caps blockchain pitch for investors, I just don't see how they're planning on putting together a real content model to build out anything original. They seem to be bragging about being the biggest encyclopedia, which seems daft on its face. The vast majority of the articles, as noted, are licensed from here. Other mirrors do the same and license from other sources as well, making them far larger in count. I'm sure they have some plan, it just seems pretty haphazard so far. Then again what do I know. I thought a chain of massive 120-pump non-commercial gas stations insane, now it's a religion in Texas. Kuru (talk) 02:39, 3 July 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm sure they have some plan. Not sure if anyone who isn't high could understand it, but I'm sure they have some plan. FYI, I just started c:Commons:Commons clones. I plan to focus more on images/media there. Alchetron for example has fine attribution for article text, but none for images. Alexis Jazz (talk) 11:20, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
Here's another one: Also available in Dutch: They use GFDL with invariant sections (=evil) and by default no Creative Commons. Alexis Jazz (talk) 08:44, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
I've added it to my list - thanks! Kuru (talk) 14:07, 2 October 2018 (UTC)

Hi, I'm I was confused of my edit in the Five Star Bus Company, because the mirror you are saying I thought it was a reference. Thank you for the advise! If you have any questions about this message just ask me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:38, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

Undeletion of Swarda Thigale[edit]

Sir as I created the page for Swarda Thigale, I added few sources and as it was still night time I went to sleep and woke up just to realize that all my hard work has gone in vain. So I request you to undelete the page so that I can add resources and citations as well as some more information as the editing work isn't yet completed and I guess I need to be given time to edit the article to the extent as I can. Anonymousaa (talk) 00:10, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

I can move it into the WP:DRAFTS area, if you'd like. You can have all the time you need there to work on it; it can be moved back into the encyclopedia when you've addressed the problems identified in the AFD. Kuru (talk) 01:47, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
Yeah sure. I would be glad as I want to make my article perfect and complete before it comes into web as public. Anonymousaa (talk) 04:09, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
Done; the draft is at Draft:Swarda Thigale. Please carefully read Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Swarda Thigale and address the concerns raised there. You will need to provide significant and reliable sources for the article, not just directory listings and passing mentions. Kuru (talk) 12:04, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks a lot sir.I got the article in the draft and have tried to improve the article. I would be glad if you checked the page and informed if there are further places left out to improve. If the sources are reliable enough please move it to the main page then. Anonymousaa (talk) 16:31, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

I'm sorry. Colorstv, marathistars, and bollywoodlife are directory/trivial listings. Starsunfolded and biographia are not reliable sources. Tellychakkar looks better; it at least claims some amount of editorial oversight but seems like a tabloid. Unfortunately, the article just seems to be a puff piece about her character, and the only factual data there is where she "hails from." Really, this is a biography and needs solid sourcing for everything, especially since it was recently deleted through a formal process for just this problem. Kuru (talk) 02:02, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

Why is it spam?[edit]

Sir Why is this "" not spam? Why is it just mentioning EMC2 is an executive MBA in EMC2 page a spam?

It is very important people engage in meaningful editions of wikipedia. Not leaving it to insufficient understanding. So just want to understand in what way am I creating spam.

Thank you Sir Warm Regards Anuradha — Preceding unsigned comment added by Anuradha Thota (talkcontribs) 09:00, 5 July 2018 (UTC)

You seem to be asking two questions, one related to your deleted article, and one related to your repeated addition of an external link to the EMC2 disambiguation page. Your article was simple adcopy promoting your business/entity. Material such as "helps each of the executives to reach their best career option", "Throughout the year our office sponsors", "Our major workshops offer students the opportunity to network with some of the top companies", and "The program comprises of acclaimed academic staff" is in no way compliant with our policy on WP:NPOV. It was simple puffery written with first-person indicators of a conflict of interest. The link to your pitch page was removed for similar reasons; disambiguation lists are designed for assisting in internal navigation. It is not a directory of promotional links to drive traffic. Please consider an ethical approach to marketing. Kuru (talk) 11:57, 5 July 2018 (UTC)

Thank you foe letting me know. Can you please suggest how i can mention about emc2 in EMC2 page without sounding like promotion. I have no interest to drive traffic to the site. Because this program is on premise and Government driven. It is not global. Only people where Government can reach will attend. And our approaches are not online. All potential students are accessible to the Government. We just need to mention the existence of entity in Wikipedia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Anuradha Thota (talkcontribs) 04:08, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

You don't need to. Kuru (talk) 11:42, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

Oh!! The need is for me and for people in my area called Hyderabad. When they search for emc2 Wiki can actually help them find. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Anuradha Thota (talkcontribs) 13:51, 11 July 2018 (UTC)


Hi Kuru,

Need an update on the below mentioned link. The page hasnt been published yet. Any reason why it hasnt.


Regards Ajserrao28 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ajserrao28 (talkcontribs) 09:50, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

You can submit it following the instructions at Wikipedia:Articles for creation. Kuru (talk) 11:53, 10 July 2018 (UTC)



Just FYI I closed the appeal for you :)--5 albert square (talk) 20:37, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

Thank you! Kuru (talk) 12:00, 24 July 2018 (UTC)

re: Judith Tanur[edit]

hi kuru, thanks for looking at this page. re your edit of my contribution to Judith Tanur, can i suggest you don't keep the NYTimes birth announcement citation if you think one reference for birth info is enough? the NYTimes does not actually list Judith by name, but it still seemed more of a reputable source than Prabook, which is why I included both. keeping my other citation from Prabook might be better if one reference is preferred. If you agree, please change.

thanks! Jenuphoto (talk) 17:07, 26 July 2018 (UTC)

Hi Kuru, any thoughts on the above? thanks,Jenuphoto (talk) 20:08, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

I don't have access to the other citation to evaluate it. The other citation is from a known unreliable source, and we can't use it. If you feel both are not usable, then feel free to remove. Kuru (talk) 22:07, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

Stepford Wives[edit]

You reverted one of my edits. Here:

This film has a very bad wrap. I know for a fact that the workprint version of the film has come to be widely accepted and does not contain plot holes like the final film does. I guess you were unhappy with my source. So how do I get my edit to stay when I know it to be true and when it's an important element to that film's history? Daleylife (talk) 22:44, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

If it's important, then it will have been covered in reliable sources. I'm afraid a forum post does not meet this threshold. Kuru (talk) 00:27, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Link addition disapproved[edit]

Please let me know why the repair to dead link was disapproved. There are many personal website/blog citation exist on the wikipedia. The link which was disapproved was exact copy of previous link. Further you created the spam link attached to website . The link to which change was made is this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bhatanagarntn (talkcontribs) 11:58, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

Your personal blog does not, in any way, meet our criteria for WP:RS. If you've copied material without permission and then linked to it, that contravenes or policy on linking to copyright violations. Please do not add your blog again. Kuru (talk) 13:32, 27 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks Kuru for your prompt reply, though your reply is not justified as I can share with you many links which are pertaining to personal blog. When i said it was copy of dead link , it does not mean it was copied. It means It was covering all the point for which citation was done. Anyhow, you are admin and you have full right to approve or disapprove the link. My only submission is don't try to justify based on rules which are biased, i mean which are on your wish to make applicable or not. If personal blog was the only thing to disapprove the link, then you should remove all the personal site links. Ball is in your court Mr. Kuru, either delete all personal website links from Wikipedia or approve this link also. --Bhatanagarntn (talk) 14:12, 27 August 2018 (UTC)
Sure, sport. Kuru (talk) 14:16, 27 August 2018 (UTC)
User:Bhatanagarntn That is not how Wikipedia works, I will agree many personal blog links do need to be deleted, many personal blog links are from professionals which can be considered RS. You are pushing a SPAM link which is contrary to Wikipedia's guidelines. You don't get to dictate if your personal spam link is deleted then every other blog link must be deleted by the individual who deleted your. --VVikingTalkEdits 14:17, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

Dear VViking User:Viewmont Viking It's not dictating someone, wikipedia is place where all are equal, it was just a request. I also request you not to divert the topic by misleading the conversation. The topic for discussion is whether that was useful link of SPAM(as declared by you - it's your perception). If i see like you then jumping in between the conversation between me and User:Kuru is also SPAM. Further you mentioned that many personal blog links are from professionals which can be considered RS. I request you to let me know what's your definition of professionals? You have just mentioned professionals...and definition of professionals will differ from person to person. I just want to understand your version of professionals. I hope you wont get annoyed. It's just healthy discussion, so that things get clearer and we learn to accept the truth. Bhatanagarntn (talk) 04:16, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

Bhatanagarntn, your amateur blog is not in any way a reliable source. If you continue to attempt to promote your site on Wikipedia, you will be blocked and the site potentially blacklisted. I don't have anything further to add. Kuru (talk) 11:07, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

Promotional content?[edit]

I would like to bring to your attention that there appears to be some form of promotional content at the bottom of this page: I was just going to remove it, but I figured I should report it to you instead (You showed up on the user's profile issuing them an informative message of a similar issue). I'm not super sure how things work here yet since I'm new, but this seemed like the best course of action. --AndyMissed (talk) 18:38, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

Yes, thank you. He's spamming his referral blog hidden in that mass of links. I've removed it and added a warning. Kuru (talk) 19:17, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

Your edits citing (rmv non-WP:RS : user created content)[edit]

Dear Kuru

I would be interested to know why you believe the several citations, particulatrly those using have been walked back by you with this notation non-WP:RS

This came to my attention on the Ralph Wolfe Cowan page.

This page and at least one other deletion of yours that I inspected fall under the WP:BLPSELFPUB exception. These are good citations, clearly not for what the WP:RS was purposed.

It becomes even more time consuming to walk back your deletions when a bot now declares a citation needed, disallowing a clean undo.

Best regards, Ssaco (talk) 21:48, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

@Ssaco: I'd agree if there's someplace showing verified authorship. Presumably, you're indicating that the subject published the material himself there and I've missed the attribution. Just point that out. For the vast majority of the other uses, the site simply operates as an open wiki and does not meet that exception. Kuru (talk) 22:07, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

@Kuru: You are incorrect May I suggest you precede your assumptions here with even a modicum of research. This is NOT an open wiki, though editing is available. Edits of non original source content are properly reviewed before going public. Did you make any enquiries to Did you make or edit an entry to properly evaluate May I politely invite you to do so. Your opinion here may be valuable. And don't put a short clock on it as you appear to have done with my efforts.
Best Regards Ssaco (talk) 19:27, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
@Ssaco: Am I incorrect? From the site's disclaimer: "Prabook is an online open - content collaborative biographical encyclopedia; that is, a voluntary association of individuals and groups working to develop a common resource of people important to their professional, national and local communities. The structure of the project allows anyone with an Internet connection to alter Prabook content." Sounds like an open editing platform to me. Furthermore: "Prabook cannot also guarantee the validity of the information found here. The content of any given article may recently have been created, changed or altered by someone, whose opinion does not correspond with the real facts about a person. Administrators have not necessarily reviewed information published in Prabook." Which part of that speaks to editorial control? What part of that conveys a reputation for reliability? I'm happy to take this to WP:RSN for you if you'd like and allow others to opine. Note that previous consensus at noticeboards has not been favorable: [1], [2], [3]. Kuru (talk) 20:21, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

Mirrors of M60[edit]

Thanks for showing me my error on the M60s service in Grenada. I have updated the ref with one that I hope is appropriate.

Since I am new to wiki, would you be interested in being a mentor for me?

Check the wiki pages for the M728 and the M60 AVLB … I've done a lot there too

thanksChasnic2 (talk) 12:58, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

hank you. I think I understand. I thought that wikivisually and revolvy were part of wikipedia. Please realize that there is a lot about this and the web that I don't understand. I've only used the web for browsing, buying and email. I hope that you see this response since it is on my page. I will copy it onto your talk page Alvanhholmes (talk) 16:38, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Deletion of a source in the article on Noel Goemanne[edit]

Dear Kuru, You deleted a source I used in my article on Noël Goemanne, viz. Goemanne's prabook page, and justified this deletion by adding "rmv non-WP:RS : user created content". I don’t know if Goemanne himself created this page, but even if he did, there seems to be no reason to think that the details of his career and the composition of his family mentioned on this prabook page—the two reasons for which I used this source—are unreliable. Not all user-created content is unreliable, is it? The other sources I used confirm that he occupied a number of positions as choirmaster and organist, and his obituary in the Dallas newspaper mentions two children that survived him. The prabook source mentions he had three children, but that hardly contradicts the Dallas obituary, for one may well have died before he did. — I also notice that prabook is used as a source in the articles on Robert H. Steele, Zoska Veras, Roger Lawrence Williams and Brouria Feldman-Muhsam. Deleting it here is no disaster, but it omits information that seems reliable to me and it leaves the fact that he had three children undocumented. Would you mind if I undid your deletion? Polla ta deina (talk) 16:19, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

@Polla ta deina: If he created the page himself, there may be an option to use WP:SELFPUB as a criteria for evaluating the link, but that site does not include authorship information and it seems quite unlikely. In this instance, the site is "user created" in the sense that anyone can edit the information at any time (basically an open wiki), and the site has explicit disclaimers on the accuracy of the information: "Prabook cannot also guarantee the validity of the information found here. The content of any given article may recently have been created, changed or altered by someone, whose opinion does not correspond with the real facts about a person. Administrators have not necessarily reviewed information published in Prabook." This does not appear to meet WP:RS in any way - I'd find alternative sources. If there are other pages using this link as an actual reference, I'll likely remove it when I do my periodic scans. Kuru (talk) 16:52, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

Auto Block[edit]

I am a regular user of Wikipedia. Since early morning today, whenever I have been trying to edit a page I was finding a notice:

"You are currently unable to edit pages on Wikipedia due to an autoblock affecting your IP address. This is because someone using this internet address or shared proxy server was blocked. The ability of all users on this IP address to edit pages has been automatically suspended to prevent abuse by the blocked party. Innocent users are sometimes caught in an autoblock. It may be the case that you have done nothing wrong.

This block is set to expire: 16:39, 20 September 2018. The block ID is: 8593745. Note that you have not been blocked from editing directly. Most likely your computer is on a shared network with other people. If you believe that you should not be subjected to this autoblock, please follow the instructions..."

Now I find that the block is not there and I can edit once again. However, I am a little worried about the matter. I do not use a shared computer. I had tried to put through Unblock Requests. I was getting a response that neither my IP Address nor my Account was blocked. As per Wikipedia records I was not blocked but I was unable to edit Wikipedia. I was not only unable to edit Wikipedia pages, I was unable to eidt even my talk page and talk pages of other editors. A blocked editor (he feels that I got him blocked) has been trying to get me blocked. Once earlier some arrangement was made by an Admin that I would not get blocked once I sign in. That was working fine for quite a few years. I think that facility has been withdrawn and I am getting blocked again. Please help. - Chandan Guha (talk) 05:15, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

While your computer may not be shared, you are likely using an internet provider that rotates IPs frequently. In this instance, I was able to locate the autoblock and remove it. If this is a recurring problem, you can apply to have WP:IPBE - which is what you're referring to in your last sentences. @Ponyo: It looks like the IPBE you granted him in 2014 was removed in the great purge of 2016. Any objections to re-applying? Kuru (talk) 11:37, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
If Chandan Guha continues to be hit by autoblocks not intended for them, I don't see why IPBE shouldn't be restored.--Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 16:09, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
Many thanks. I will go ahead as advised. - Chandan Guha (talk) 11:50, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
@Chandan Guha: Per your request and the consult above, I've re-applied the IPBE flag. Those blocks should not impact you in the future. Kuru (talk) 21:07, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
Many, many thanks for the support. It reduces much of my worries. - Chandan Guha (talk) 01:22, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

DXC Technology needs revdel[edit]

Old revision of DXC Technology Jerod Lycett (talk) 20:41, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

Done - thanks! Kuru (talk) 20:46, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
Ran it through copyvio and found this, don't know which is first though: copyvio

Reputability of[edit] Linksearch en (https) - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C X-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchmeta • Yahoo: backlinks • Domain:

Hi, I've put in a request at Book Sources:Request to add - Bookseller for India based on this interaction on my talk page. I noticed when trying to figure out if this was a spam website that you had done some admin work around this domain.

I am still unsure if this is a spam site, but if you have time to weigh in on this request over at Book Sources, I would appreciate it. -Furicorn (talk) 21:19, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

It's a year-old domain that has apparently hired amateur-hour SEO hacks to promote the site. The previous socks were overtly spamming. Now it appears they're trying to abuse our lax policy around those silly "Further reading" sections. You were far nicer to them than I would have been. I don't know if it's a "spam site", but there are definitely people behaving in relation to the site. Kuru (talk) 22:30, 20 September 2018 (UTC)


Howdy, you have blocked There is an overlapping global block of Our block is anon-only but the global block has caused collateral damage (see UTRS #22769). One solution would be to unblock the global block, locally, and to extend our block, on an anon-only basis to be equivalent to the global block. I should welcome your thoughts, please? Just Chilling (talk) 18:18, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

@Just Chilling: technically, the local block is larger and already covers the global block. is to, and is to We should be fine if just the global is lifted. Just to note, although I'm sure you already looked, there is one grade-a troll on that range - it's been blocked locally seven times as the /23, and four more times previously as the /24 range. Kuru (talk) 18:30, 25 September 2018 (UTC)
Many thanks for this helpful reply. I have lifted the global block but extended our block to 20 March 2019, the expiry date of the global block. Just Chilling (talk) 21:41, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

Teefa in Trouble[edit]

Hi admin! You recently checked out the edits by User:Aghasarmad on the mentioned page. The user has added the same information under a new heading "Achievements", which has already been metioned in the page.

The user wrote, "…Ali Zafar becomes the first Pakistani actor…" This line is not written as per reference [4]; and that reference is same as one already mentioned [5] in the page.

I don't think their edit was constructive. Need your guidance, thanks! Face-smile.svg M. Billoo 18:17, 27 September 2018 (UTC)


Please block user:2001:8003:a8b0:e300:6132:468c:2067:4ce8 for vandalism. He is just not stopping. CLCStudent (talk) 02:49, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

Done. Kuru (talk) 02:52, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

Hurricane Joaquin[edit]

hello i just have some request about the page on hurricane Joaquin ( ) . Whilst my account has been temporarily and understandably banned due to a supposed editing war, I would like to request that the information about hurricane Joaquin being the strongest Atlantic hurricane of non tropical origin be permanently removed due to Hurricane Michael ( ) of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season officially now holding this title. Once this information has been correctly changed to either remove this information or include that hurricane Michael now holds this title, it may also help to block editing on that page to prevent others from changing it back the way that people recently have despite the information they put back no longer being correct. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2407:7000:8518:9300:94F5:AC0D:62BF:F28C (talk) 00:16, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

1.You're evading your block, which is not allowed.
2.You're evading your block to continue edit warring despite the fact that nearly every editor in WP:WPTC agrees on the following...
3. ...namely, that you are patently incorrect in this assertion, because Michael is of tropical origin and therefore cannot hold the record of non-tropical origin.
So sorry, but no. Consensus rejects your view.--Jasper Deng (talk) 00:25, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
IP /64 blocked. Acroterion (talk) 00:30, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

Hello, i please request you look at the map for the meteorological history of hurricane Michael, which can be found on its page ( ) and does show Michael to have been a non tropical low at the begining of its lifespan, which would make it the strongest Atlantic hurricane of non tropical origin due to having the same wind speeds as hurricane joaquin, but a much lower central pressure. (talk) 02:13, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

I have no interest in your content dispute - work it out with the other editors of that article. Please wait until your block expires. Kuru (talk) 03:38, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
They are further evading the block as Special:Contribs/ (and above, of course). Looks like a lot of whack-a-mole.--Jasper Deng (talk) 07:24, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, but that is not what the map says. Triangle does not only mean extratropical; it can also denote a tropical disturbance. Please read the map legend more carefully, and perhaps concede you were wrong, rather than digging yourself a deeper hole with constant block evasion and edit warring, both of which have even led to site bans in the past. Kuru, please consider semi-protecting the article as he clearly will IP hop to change the article otherwise.--Jasper Deng (talk) 07:20, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
Reasonable - I've just done that. There's a /18 I can block to catch his ipv4 range, but I'd rather not unless he starts hopping articles. Kuru (talk) 10:23, 13 October 2018 (UTC)[edit]

Could you block [6] for disruptively editing pages, they also admitted on their talk page that they are in fact Chernobog95, a user that was blocked earlier this year for using sockpuppet IPs to evade their block. 2600:1015:B102:B87E:93F:3125:5B6F:2CB9 (talk) 14:47, 14 October 2018 (UTC) Hi Hornetzilla78 aka SamaranEmerald aka Kirlator aka Python Dan behind this strange IP which looks to me like VPN, how strange you target me as you did with multiple accounts when you used them to make false accusations to ban/block me when you lied and continue to lie about unreliable sources and so called speculations. NK News, 38 North, The Diplomat. If I only knew you used multiple accounts to push your agenda, very first ban wad due to me using reliable sources. Keep lying and breaking rules, remove reliable sources and confirmed informations, IP VPN and account socketing bastard Ask why I wasnt blocked by Bnn23, he found out what this guy did and didnt block my IP. My endless block lies on foundation of lies and manipulation by Hornetzilla88. (talk) 15:31, 14 October 2018 (UTC) For your information, I do not know who you, Hornetzilla78 or any of the other users are, they likely share the same IPs because they likely go to a school in my area, which has an IP similar to mine. I suggest you lay off that bad attitude of yours and stop accusing users just because they have similar IPs. 2600:1015:B102:B87E:93F:3125:5B6F:2CB9 (talk) 17:22, 14 October 2018 (UTC) How odd, another IP from Kentucky. and same arguments claimed by Hornetzilla88 be it his main account or his sockpuppets. (talk) 22:15, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

"best known for" IP[edit]

(From Beyond My Ken's talk page, who points out they're not an admin, ahem): I could be wrong, but could Special:Contributions/ be the "best known for" IP? This is a change also made by the "best known for" IP in May 2017; this of course removes the IP's least favourite phrase. Pinkbeast (talk) 00:43, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Like BFK they seem to mix some good edits with a degree of obnoxiousness (and are jolly familiar with Wikipedia for a new editor). Might be too early to call it. Pinkbeast (talk) 00:43, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
Clearly him; same edits, ISP, etc. Done. Kuru (talk) 00:52, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Babu Divakaran[edit]


I have edited the page and added the information which I know personally. Also cited links for the attributes but unfortunately it is removed. I know Mr Babu Divakaran and affirm strongly that the information revealed are 100% true. it makes feel very sad to see that the information is deleted to a previous stage. Kindly send the reason and request your good self to restore the edited version of the page.


G. Sarath — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sarath bg (talkcontribs) 04:40, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

It is critically important that all information is sourced to reliable sources. Our policy on biographies of living persons is strict, and with good reason. I have no intention of restoring your edits. Kuru (talk) 11:05, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

Nice of you to improve my article "Saad Alfarargi" Alex-h (talk) 21:37, 28 October 2018 (UTC)

Hello Kuru, sorry about that,thanks for your advice — Preceding unsigned comment added by GodwinPaya (talkcontribs) 12:35, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

Block Template[edit]

Did the template get a new update? It looked different when you blocked a user. --Thegooduser Let's Chat 🍁 04:05, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

It's a custom template I've used for a decade or so. Kuru (talk) 04:08, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Addition of convertible term insurance plans on the Term Life Insurance Page[edit]

Hello Kuru,

First of all I would like to thank you to go through my edit and get back with the required changes. However with all due respect the term convertible life insurance plans can be used for people who are not well versed with the terms associated with the a life insurance industry. Keeping this in mind , i respect your point of view as well. But since wikipedia is a community driven information website, it would be better if we drive audiences of all backgrounds including a layman and a financial professional. Hence I have reverted the changes and kept the edits that had been done previously. Hope you understand — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kinnu88 (talkcontribs) 05:01, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

I don't. Use reliable sources - not livejournal links or spam links. Kuru (talk) 05:03, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

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Draft:Small business trends[edit]

Hi, please write recommendations — Preceding unsigned comment added by Elaide (talkcontribs) 16:05, 21 November 2018 (UTC)


I just wanted to thank you for correcting that page Pat Musick, that I now acknowledged the mistake I've made. You see, I'm dealing with an anonymous editor called who wants people to believe falsely that Pat and Jeff are still married. According to her biography on IMDb, they are divorced since 1991. I don't know why people wanted to vandalize pages or delete actual facts. I was trying to find sourced material to prove him/her wrong. I would never troll Wikipedia or put false information. Sometimes in the past, I leave mistakes, but I would be given notice not to do that again. And thank you for reminding me. Kristie Ann Webb (talk) 19:08, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

"Mirror" on the CCU wiki[edit]

Hello! I'm the person who made the edits that you marked as "mirrors" on the CCU page, and I'm curious as to why you marked them as such. Is the source that I linked one that draws its information from Wikipedia? Thanks for helping me become better at this! :) JBUnicorn (talk) 01:24, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

@JBUnicorn: Yes, the "Revolvy" site is a simple mirror and does not attempt to hide it. There's a disclaimer at the bottom of that page indicating "Content from Wikipedia, Licensed under CC-BY-SA." The page is also a word-for-word copy of our article at Colorado Christian University. Let me know if I can help with anything. Kuru (talk) 01:32, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

Fraud help line[edit]

Hi Kuru. I see at PayPal that you revdelled a fraudulent tech support number. I therefore cannot see the number, but is there a chance you could list it in a new request at WP:EFR? I believe it is a candidate for [7]. Home Lander (talk) 00:51, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

@Home Lander: I added the one he used earlier to 793 already; I've added the new ones he used and blocked the IP. Didn't block it earlier for some reason - they've been consistently hitting from northern india, and that IP was american. Sure it's him now. Thanks! Kuru (talk) 01:03, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
Kuru, thanks for mopping that up! Home Lander (talk) 01:05, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

───────────────────────── Sheesh. I could have avoided being lazy and actually opened the filter to see that you've been the one modifying it recently. Home Lander (talk) 01:16, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

I thought there was an item further up this page for them, but back again at State Bank of India. Pinkbeast (talk) 01:52, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Got it and added. Kuru (talk) 03:32, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Financial Astrology[edit]

The page entitled Financial Astrology is mostly wrong. I am a Fianancial Astrologer, and you deleted my entry. Why? Do you know anything about the subject? If you do, then explain to me your reasons. What has been written on the Wiki page is biased and wrong. Alimostofi (talk) 18:33, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

I'm sure your mystical powers are great. We are bound to using reliable sources here, thanks. If you promote your business or your blog again, either with this account or your IP, you will be blocked. Kuru (talk) 18:41, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

How to reference new things[edit]

Thanks for your advice on

As an inventor I create new things that no one else knows about yet but is still public knowledge, so my activity relates to when and how can that new knowledge be referenced from Wikipedia?

I certainly do not want to create spam. I realised that a lot of external links to each invention is against policy so took out all the content from Brian-in-Jamaica my user page, except for one external link but it was still deleted.

I thought that the fact that another Brian Reynolds exists and is a System Designer is clearly true, so a reference in the Brian Reynolds disambiguation page would be OK but you have reverted that because the external link made it spam. I now realise that to have an external link I should have an article with one external link in the right place there. But I am not allowed to make my own article, I have to be notable enough for others to do it. Is that correct?

My next question is can I put myself on the Brian Reynolds disambiguation page without an external link, just to indicate that I exist? For instance "Brian Reynolds a System Designer living in Jamaica" only as text to indicate that I am not one of the other Brian Reynolds? This is to avoid confusion of people looking for an article about me and mistakenly thinking one of the others is me.


Brian-in-Jamaica (talk) 12:34, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

That's generally correct; for an article, you'll need to meet our inclusion criteria, and it is preferable for you to avoid any conflict of interest. Please do not add links to your company anywhere; this is going to be viewed as promotional. Disambiguation pages, like the list of "Brain Reynolds", are used to navigate between concepts present on Wikipedia. Kuru (talk) 13:07, 10 December 2018 (UTC)


Can you add "888-985-9888" to filter 793, see [8]. Also, "833-585-0545" if it's not there already, they were previously blocked for that one. Home Lander (talk) 19:06, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Got it; the other one was not there. Is now. Kuru (talk) 20:13, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Edit war[edit]

Hi! please check the page Lurs, and read the discussion on the talk page (the section titled Lurs in Luri). Please revert the edit by user Shadegan if you agree with me, or write your opinion on the talk page. Thanks a lot.Taddah (talk) 21:53, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

I asked you for something but you are not answering. That is truly impolite. The user doesn't want to accept what I tell him and keeps reverting my edits. That's the only reason why I asked for your help, but aaparently I made a mistake.Taddah (talk) 12:33, 15 December 2018 (UTC)
I don't have any interest in the topic, sorry. Kuru (talk) 14:22, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

Anon troll block[edit]

Hi, Kuru. I accidentally overwrote your one-week block of with just a 31-hour block -- sorry about that -- I've been watching this troll who has been vandalising today's featured article, and in my hurry I just didn't notice you'd already blocked. You must have been quick off the mark! Thank you. Best wishes. --RobertGtalk 16:44, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

That was a block from seven years ago. :) I'm pre-cognitive as well. 16:59, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

Resolute desk is replaced by C&O desk[edit]

Why you removed a fact that has happened on June 13, 1989? Resolute desk was replaced by the desk George H. W. Bush used to work as a Vice President. Apaleutos25 (talk) 09:29, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

As I stated in the edit summary, the reference you used clearly notes that it is a copy of a Wikipedia article. Just use a reliable source for the addition. Kuru (talk) 12:10, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

I'm Really Sorry For My Recent Behavior[edit]

I'm Really Sorry For My Recent Behavior But Kuru I Have Work Hard On The Article Islam By Country So It Look Good & Also Prevent Vandalism. If You Found Something Wrong Please Replace It But Don't Change Whole Data Please, Sorry Again! Your FriendArabeditor11786 (talk) 09:38, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

Leopold P. Oberst[edit]

Kuru: I can appreciate your deleting my page. This was my first attempt. However, I would like to recover the latest version of what I wrote as a starting point and I would like to recover the references that I used. I cannot find the last version and any version in my sandbox. How can I recover what I wrote so I can fix it? Is there a copy somewhere? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zoberist (talkcontribs) 21:23, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

I'm usually happy to provide you a copy in a draft space, but the copyright violations make that impossible - even in a sandbox. My apologies. Did you just need a list of the references? Kuru (talk) 21:31, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
Yes, Please !!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zoberist (talkcontribs) 21:42, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
Done: added to User:Zoberist/sandbox. Note that I omitted the Revolvy ref (it's a Wikipedia mirror), and the self-refs to Wikipedia (we cannot reference our own articles). Kuru (talk) 21:50, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

Thank You !!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zoberist (talkcontribs) 22:12, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

Information about Ali Jehandir Saddiqui's page.[edit]

Good day dear admin, I updated some information in Ali Saddiqui's page last week but all of it got deleted. Please I will like to know why it got deleted and if there is any other problems with this page that need correction. Regards — Preceding unsigned comment added by Joel Oumbe (talkcontribs) 12:13, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

I can't find any edits by your account, nor does there appear to be any history of pages by those names. You'll need to be more specific. Kuru (talk) 12:27, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

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Merry Merry[edit]

Christmas tableau.jpg Happy Christmas!
Hello Kuru,
Early in A Child's Christmas in Wales the young Dylan and his friend Jim Prothero witness smoke pouring from Jim's home. After the conflagration has been extinguished Dylan writes that

Nobody could have had a noisier Christmas Eve. And when the firemen turned off the hose and were standing in the wet, smoky room, Jim's Aunt, Miss. Prothero, came downstairs and peered in at them. Jim and I waited, very quietly, to hear what she would say to them. She said the right thing, always. She looked at the three tall firemen in their shining helmets, standing among the smoke and cinders and dissolving snowballs, and she said, "Would you like anything to read?"

My thanks to you for your efforts to keep the 'pedia readable in case the firemen chose one of our articles :-) Best wishes to you and yours and happy editing in 2019. MarnetteD|Talk 02:06, 19 December 2018 (UTC)

My Page Adnabu Inc Deleted from Drafts[edit]

I am collecting resources and references for the Product from original Founders of the company. So please keep this page in Drafts.

Also, All my Recent Changes are getting Deleted By You.

As per my Concern, all resources are relevant. if anything is wrong or not following Wikipedia guidelines please let me correct that.

Karthik Ramachandiran,

Making the world better place to live. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rkarthik.ace (talkcontribs) 15:17, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for revising page Foreign exchange market[edit]

Thanks for revising dead link in Foreign exchange market. It seems you are quite familiar with It may takes me 30 mins or hours to find out again.

Sdxu (talk) 22:42, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

Some of those agencies change their link structure from time to time; it's usually easy enough to just google the article's title and it will show you the active link. Kuru (talk) 03:21, 29 December 2018 (UTC)

Oh, the basic way? I suppose you got faster or more productive way to do so. I found even copying and searching may be too clumsy to me. You got multi-monitor to boost your editing?

Sdxu (talk) 05:14, 30 December 2018 (UTC)

Can you find a site for fulvetta?[edit]

Unfortunately, There is no site relating to Brown-cheeked fulvettas that is not a circulatory reference. The ones that are not are about grey -cheeked fulvettas. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Julian Khachan (talkcontribs) 22:03, 29 December 2018 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Kuru![edit]

   Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year fireworks}} to user talk pages.

Cluebot III and spam blacklist[edit]

Would you happen to know, is this normal? Seems that CBIII should probably be exempted from tripping this. Home Lander (talk) 15:15, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

@Home Lander: Happens all the time; some of the bots get super aggressive with it and will flood the log. I'll usually ask the bot owner to make a test for the condition, or I'll simply neuter the link (strip the "http" part) and let it archive normally if it's just a few links. Kuru (talk) 02:20, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for your help on the car finance page![edit]

Sorry about adding a link - I'm new to editing Wikipedia pages, and I appreciate your help. Is there a way for any of the changes I made to appear, without that link? I don't want to have to re-edit the whole page (which definitely could use the clean up).

Best, Sonia SSteinway4 (talk) 03:02, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

@SSteinway4: Agreed that the page definitively needs attention. Just use reliable sources to support your material, preferably those that are not self-published or that you have a conflict of interest with. Kuru (talk) 03:51, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
Just wanted to follow up, Kuru. I added back one citation because it's the only source for the markup amount. Thanks again for your help! SSteinway4 (talk) 15:02, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
Then the material should be removed. Kuru (talk) 15:42, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

Invitation to join WikiProject Brands[edit]

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First Edit![edit]

Balloons-aj.svg Hey, Kuru. I'd like to wish you a wonderful First Edit Day on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!
Have a great day!
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I am trying to create content for schools in Sri Lanka[edit]

Hi, I am trying to create wikipedia pages for schools in Sri Lanka, any possibility of helping me out? The coverage on wikipedia in Sri Lanka is very little, would be great if you could help me out. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Luewia (talkcontribs) 04:48, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

Great. Not a topic that I'm well versed in, so I would be of limited use. Kuru (talk) 12:39, 22 January 2019 (UTC)


Bless you my, uh.... son? Daughter? Son/Daughter Daughter/son? Thing? Whatever.... thank you for speedy sane action NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 13:38, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

PS You might consider disabling talk page access in light of this NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 13:40, 26 January 2019 (UTC)
Si. Will watch. Kuru (talk) 14:36, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi Kuru[edit]

Dear Kuru, I read your message, I am not experienced wiki user, perhaps for this I am doing mistakes, sorry for that. Please, just you wrote: "You have recently used citations which copied, or mirrored, material from Wikipedia". Believe me, I don't know how to fix this. If you want to help me I will appreciate it. Which ones links are infringing the policy of Wikipedia?

thank you All the best — Preceding unsigned comment added by Delmi (talkcontribs) 22:31, 5 February 2019 (UTC)

Please explain circulars better[edit]

You recently deleted the addition of synthwave record labels that I added to the synthwave page. Why? I had multiple sources. I am new, so I'm likely missing something, but should a link to the label never be used a a source Even when you have 2 or 3 more sources? How is it ok to add an artist but not the labels that produce their music? Very confused. Thanks. Halfire101 (talk) 15:02, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

@Halfire101: In my edit here, I removed a link to a known mirror of Wikipedia. Specifically, it is a simple copy of the article at Telefuture Records and clearly indicates that "Content from Wikipedia" at the bottom of the page. We cannot source ourselves, hence the note to WP:CIRCULAR. Kuru (talk) 15:18, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
I thought I had just used a reference to a current page that i found when adding info. Did i use it as a citation? Even if that is the case? Why would you then delete all the correct information that was cited due to one simple error which could have been corrected? Halfire101 (talk) 15:37, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
I thought the point of having a reference button to current pages was helpful? Should we not link other info to eachother when pages exist? Halfire101 (talk) 15:39, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
I removed no other information, other than the link to an obvious mirror. No, you should not be adding references that are not reliable sources. Please carefully evaluate your citations and ensure they meet the criteria at WP:RS. If you cannot do this, please do not add links - use the article's talk page to propose additions and others will assist. Thanks. Kuru (talk) 15:42, 10 February 2019 (UTC)


I hope I'm not coming off wrong but I'm still confused even when reading the mirrors section about your reference to it. So just to be clear, the mirror is because I linked to a current page on wikipedia correct? And that is frowned upon because (I'm guessing) on of my citations for that particular label was too similar to the wikipedia page? Halfire101 (talk) 17:09, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

You linked to a site that was an explicit and clearly self-identified copy of a Wikipedia article. We're fine with people copying our material, as long as they license it appropriately. You may not use that page as a reference, since it is a direct copy of a Wikipedia page. We cannot reference ourselves. Kuru (talk) 23:00, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

Why do you remove free knowledge resources?[edit]


the only links there now are the CPQ Podcast and the CPQ Circle Community which are both valuable, free knowledge resource. I would appreciate it it you would leave these as is. Why did you remove a free, knowledge-sharing link in the first place?

Frank — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:282:8100:4DD6:808B:761D:8A70:FCB7 (talk) 13:57, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

At first glance, it looked like content marketing associated with a niche consulting firm and added by an account with a significant conflict of interest. Happy to re-review later. Kuru (talk) 19:58, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Talk block[edit]

Hi Kuru, could you maybe see about blocking ‎AndreiJosanm from editing their talk page? They don't seem interested in talking about the indefinite block you gave them yesterday, just putting back their spam page there... Thanks! --IamNotU (talk) 15:47, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

Concur and done; thank you. Kuru (talk) 17:20, 13 February 2019 (UTC)


Hi Kuru. Thanks for the talk page revert. Hope you are well. Good to see you are still fighting the good fight :) TigerShark (talk) 03:44, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

Still here! Good to see you back and that the trolls still love you. Kuru (talk) 03:49, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

Comedy Circus - Citation & Details[edit]

Apologies for delay in response Kuru & Thanks for addressing the concern. Will try my best to resolved it for the valuable sources. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Killer0709 (talkcontribs) 07:56, 25 February 2019 (UTC)


Hello Kuru, could you hide some phone spam in the edit summaries of this article as well please? Just like PhonePe, it seems this is also one of the favorite targets for phone spammers (3 additions in February). Thank you for handling such spam. GermanJoe (talk) 16:45, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

@GermanJoe: Thanks! I have that page watchlisted as one of his favorite targets; not sure how those slipped by... Done.Kuru (talk) 01:18, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

Emerati Company[edit]

Why did you delete the page? Mynameiskalam (talk) 16:21, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

It was pure spam. "proud to be a key player", "provides the best investment advisory services", "We make a thorough understanding of your objectives", "Keeping you frequently updated with the new market-trends" - just to start. You were given an opportunity to improve it in draft space, and your friend/co-worker decided to move it back out in to article space. Please do not add any additional promotional material to Wikipedia. Kuru (talk) 17:28, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

Geeta Kapur[edit]

You removed a chunk of material recently added by me, on the ground that it is based on a mirror site. However, the site in question has additional information which is not from the Wikipedia article. It says, for example, that the subject excelled in art while studying in Modern School. It also gives the exact years she studied in the school. This seems to be independent information. I think the site draws on some other source which the Wikipedia editors also used. I request you to restore the deleted material. I will add more sources. Thanks! Amuk (talk) 18:20, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

To clarify, I am myself not satisfied with the source, and will add better sources. However, I need a little time. Perhaps it is better to keep the material with a Citation needed tag. Amuk (talk) 18:40, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
@Amuk: The material was in the article previously and excised since it was unsourced. The mirror copied the material at that time; it is in no way "independent information." I will not be adding unsourced personal information to a WP:BLP, and neither should you. Find the actual reliable sources, then add the material. Kuru (talk) 20:46, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
Please take a look at the page now. Thanks! Amuk (talk) 14:36, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Yes, Thank you. I am willing to learn.

Will be grateful for your help.LOBOSKYJOJO (talk) 00:40, 7 March 2019 (UTC)


Why was my article deleted — Preceding unsigned comment added by AndreaBunks (talkcontribs) 14:03, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

Please stop adding promotional material related to you or your projects. Kuru (talk) 14:09, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

UTRS Request #24250[edit]

Hi, I should welcome your comments on this Request, please. Just Chilling (talk) 01:23, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

Replied there. Kuru (talk) 03:43, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

Article review: Sabana Grande (Caracas)[edit]

Hey. The Wikipedia article,_Caracas has been vandalised by Jamez42. 100,000 characters have been deleted and several quotes/sources from relevant authors and academicians.

Please, I kindly ask you to review the article.

--QuinteroP (talk) 09:37, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

@QuinteroP: Why did you write to 14 editors and didn't ping me? The edit was not vandalism, and you have already opened a peer review of the article. --Jamez42 (talk) 16:19, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

Mr Criminal wiki page?[edit]

what constitutes a difference on a page that has been deleted? I created a wikipage for the rapper Mr. criminal that was unfortunately deleted by you. I want to create the page for his fans and anyone wanting to know more of the rapper. So please explain to me what I have to do to get it posted under the official Wikipedia page/content. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mr.Anderson741 (talkcontribs) 20:38, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

In this instance, the page has been formally deleted twice before (here and here). Plenty of feedback in those discussions, but primarily it's a biography that is either completely unsourced, or the sources are unacceptable ("everipedia" and a random image). Additionally, the material is written like a cheesy press release. You can create a new draft, but it will likely be deleted again if it does not address the problems identified. Kuru (talk) 22:12, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

Page "Lucy DeVito"[edit]

Thank you for your recommendations. I really want to make a good page about Lucy DeVito. I will take all your advice. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nicole Goldman (talkcontribs) 15:24, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Lynne Frostick[edit]

Hello. Please stop removing my edits. I am doing this for a university project and I am trying my best and your reasons don't even make sense. There is barely any information on women in Geology and we are picking at the straws to try and revamp this page. And it's hard because I'm not going to let my mark suffer because you keep removing FACTUAL information from Lynne Frostick's page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Habeebah001 (talkcontribs) 03:45, 10 April 2019 (UTC)

I'm sympathetic with your intent. The primary issue is that you're using sources that copy Wikipedia. These sources do not meet our policy on reliable sources. Neither does the "Prabook" source; it is essentially an open wiki that explicitly disclaims reliability. @Ian (Wiki Ed): is there a better way to explain this - do you have some simplified primer you use to walk students through sourcing? Kuru (talk) 04:03, 10 April 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for being understanding. I was just stressed and did not mean to take it out on you. Than you so much and I ended up fixing the pages. Please look through and see if there is anything I need to remove or add. You are doing a great job! Have a good one! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Habeebah001 (talkcontribs) 20:06, 14 April 2019 (UTC)

Mirrors and bibliography[edit]

Hi Kuru, You sent me a message this morning about mirrors. I had been editing the page Batalla de Vukovar ( to add a book that I wrote about the War in Yugoslavia (I had been there from 1991 to 1993) and contributing to a few more citations about the battle as a eyewitness.

The wiki contributor called "Expósito" reverted all my contributions. I had been trying to contact him to ask the reasons but it looks like it's impossible to send a message or just talk. I read comments about this wiki contributor that revert edites from other contributions. In my opinion it's not fair, and I would like to contact him, because looks like is not clear and transparent to discuss the reverted contributions.

Have a nice wekeend Best

--Wiki-marshall (talk) 09:33, 13 April 2019 (UTC)

Howdy. My apologies, but each language's Wikipedia are run independently, with their own administrators and policies for editorial conduct. I can see that you made an edit there which replaced a link to the Spanish article for the Velepromet camp, with a link to your autobiography here on the english-language wikipedia. That's a really odd edit, and I can see why he removed it. You can start a conversation with him on his talk page at this link. Kuru (talk) 13:12, 13 April 2019 (UTC)

Disruptive editor[edit]

Thanks for blocking this user. However, now they are continuously vandalizing and making personal attacks on their own talk page. Would you be able to revoke talk page access? Thanks, --SkyGazer 512 My talk page 13:49, 14 April 2019 (UTC)

Fixed - thanks for the note. Kuru (talk) 13:52, 14 April 2019 (UTC)

New message from BigDwiki[edit]

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Hello, Kuru. You have new messages at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/HappyPoo6.
Message added 15:58, 19 April 2019 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

I've opened this case on mutual revers we keep making to vandalism. BigDwiki (talk) 15:58, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

@BigDwiki: Good call. I just figured it was an "appeal to my fanbase" prompt that was calling in meatpuppets. Kuru (talk) 22:44, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

Leopold P. Oberst[edit]

Kuru: Can you help me? I have finally gotten around to re editing the page Leopold P. Oberst and I believe that I have followed all of the guidance provided by you and wikipedia. Can you look over my write up and give me feedback about what it would take to make it acceptable to wiki? Thank You. Leopold P. Oberst was my father. --Zoberist (talk) 14:22, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Definitions for WP:RS and WP:CIRCULAR?[edit]

In Guadeloupe you removed refs to and replaced with "ref needed" per WP:RS. You've also been removing refs per WP:CIRCULAR. Can you point me to a resource that lists these so one might avoid using them in the first place? --Cornellier (talk) 00:09, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

@Cornellier:Certainly - there's an exhaustive alphabetical list that starts here. I'm not sure how usable that is since the vast majority of them are dead at this point. I keep a shorter list here that has the most frequently used ones. Kuru (talk) 00:27, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
Very handy thanks. Seems like the kind of work a bot should do. We should agree on a list of obvious mirrors / non-RS and let a bot replace with "ref required"s. I have a few hours a week for janitorial work, let me know if I can help. --Cornellier (talk) 01:42, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, no doubt. We have a URL blacklist, but it's really for spam, not just junk sources. Some of those sites actually have good content too (they host public domain books as well as a Wikipedia mirror, for example), and bots are a little black and white. :) Kuru (talk) 01:57, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Question about my page on Wiki[edit]

Hey. My page, which has been on Wikipedia for 3 days and has not been deleted, doesn’t want to be added to Google search. What could be the problem? Page:

I'm sorry, I don't have any insights into Google's algorithms. Kuru (talk) 11:36, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

Can you advise? Konrad Wölki[edit]

Recently you correctly identified that I was using a copy of Wikipedia as a circular ref. On that article, I had used Google translate on the German-Wikipedia article De:Konrad Wölki, to begin the English article Konrad Wölki. The original sources which were used to write the German article have eluded me until tonight.

I found a copy of the source that must have been used to write the German Wikipedia article. It wasn't copied into Wikipedia word for word, but several parts seem very close to the original. Do you know of a tool to compare texts to see how close they are?

I can rewrite if necessary, but like the way it reads right now. If the texts are sufficiently different, I could use quotes, paraphrasing and attribution to clean it up.

Jacqke (talk) 04:03, 10 May 2019 (UTC)