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Hello. Can you take a look at the evidence on similarities between users TryDeletingMe and ThreatMatrix. I usually file SPI cases but I cant now as I am on the phone. Since you are a very active clerk, it would be of help if you spend a few minutes with this, when time permits.

  • TDM was blocked on 10 October 2018. 3 days later TM was created. The latter was inmediately capable of using the ref templates as a typical experienced editor [1]
  • Although TM claims on their talk page that they are a British South African, their edits are almost 100% dedicated to crimes committed against Serbs and to obscuring the collaboration of Serbian nationalist Chetniks with Nazi and Communist forces. TDM's focus was the same as TM's.
  • TDM once expanded the caption of a file [2]. Some weeks later, TM added the file on another article with a caption that had the same way of wording [3]
  • TDM once wrote some text on Chetnik crimes against Serbs [4]. TM added a very similar text to another article [5]
  • TDM tried to somehow justify the Chetnik collaboration with Axis forces with their desire to avoid Serb victims like those of Kragujevac and Kraljevo [ They wrote two mass murder campaigns against innocent Serbian civilians in Kraljevo and Kragujevac. With the combined death toll reaching over 4,500 civilians. TM too tried to somehow justify the Chetnik collaboration with Axis forces with their desire to avoid Serb victims like those of Kragujevac

and Kraljevo [6] TM wrote two mass murder campaigns conducted against Serbian civilians in Kraljevo and Kragujevac, reaching a combined death toll of over 4,500 civilians.

  • Instead of writing the article name as is, Catholic clergy involvement with the Ustaše, TDM wrote in a rather bizarre way "Catholic fanaticism" [7]. The same thing by TM [8].
  • Both accounts are from Australia. I am not showing the diffs here as I want them not understand how I noticed this and be more careful if they (hopefully not) sock again. However, if you need those diffs let me know. Cheers, Ktrimi991 (talk) 17:38, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
@Ktrimi991: Thanks. Done at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/TryDeletingMe. Best, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 17:57, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! Much appreciated. Cheers and keep up the good work, Ktrimi991 (talk) 20:03, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 30 August 2019[edit]

Abandoned closure?[edit]


Lurking shadow (talk) 15:38, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

@Lurking shadow: Crap. I'm on it. Thought I posted my close already Face-smile.svg Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 21:16, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
@Lurking shadow: Now posted Face-smile.svg Best, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 01:40, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

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Hello, Kevin. I got your message on the WP:RFR for pending changes reviwer. I read that comment, and one of them; this revert; was vandalism. All of the other ones do make sence. So I am requesting that you can help me get to that criterie. Can you do that please. And can you leave the responses at my talk page or use the ping feature so I can get notified? Thanks. --Wyatt2049 | (talk) 22:11, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

@Wyatt2049: That sounds like it was a miscopy of another link. My apologies. My best advice is to slow down; quality is so much more important than quantity here. And CVUA sounds like a good idea too. Best, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 03:01, 1 September 2019 (UTC)


Hi, I wasn't aware that this related to a clerk action, sorry. I did look to see if they had any relevant advanced rights etc. In any event, please see my note on their talk page: Sandstein was gravedancing and I responded with a question. As I also said in my comment, I have no problem with someone being blocked for socking. Are you aware of Sandstein's recent history re: Eric Corbett? - Sitush (talk) 01:41, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

@Sitush: Hey. Thanks for the note. Sandstein's comment probably wasn't very helpful, and you're right that I don't have much personal knowledge of the history between Sandstein and EC. Hopefully you can see why we removed your comment – the first sentence is the sort of opening shot that can easily turn into a brawl and shouldn't be allowable in arbitration space if we want everyone to feel that they can discuss freely. Especially considering that Sandstein's conduct is in no way at issue in discussion of the announcement. I would have no problem if you restored your comment without the first sentence, and if you want to appeal, clerks-l and arbcom-en are the right venues for that. Best, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 01:51, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
Sandstein blocked EC at WP:AE for three months recently and was then over-ruled because they hadn't even read what people had said in the discussion - it was quite an embarrassment and their comment is indubitably gravedancing as a consequence of that. They have a habit of being as hard as nails and a long-standing dislike of Eric Corbett. Surely you are aware that they try to run AE as their personal fiefdom? The issue has been raised at WP:AN or WP:ANI in the past. A better solution here is to remove Sandstein's comment also, since that did in fact start the "brawl". Please bear in mind that although years ago I was quite frequently standing up for Eric Corbett, I haven't commented on the guy at all for ages until the recent fracas: I like him but I know where the limits are and when he has gone beyond them, as indeed he has with the recent socking. You'll also find that some of my older comments are critical of him but I doubt you will find a single Sandstein comment that is anything but critical of him. - Sitush (talk) 02:01, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

It's an encyclopedia[edit]

Icewhiz has misbehaved here since ages. You still ignore the problem. Are you sure you are neutral? Xx236 (talk) 06:47, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

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Hey friend[edit]

Hey friend. I've not bumped into you in a long long time, but it's very good to see you are still around. I hope you are well buddy! :) UaMaol (talk) 03:30, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

@Uamaol: Hey hey, great to hear from you! I see you've been keeping busy. Hope you're well, and let me know if I can be of any help! Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 03:35, 9 September 2019 (UTC)
@L235: You know me, I ban myself from Wikipedia but then somehow end up back again and do an all night binge. It clearly doesn't work. hahaha! Yes mate, I am very well thanks and hope the same for yourself! :D And shall do! Do you still go on IRC? I rarely go on there, but when I have I've not seen you idling in years! UaMaol (talk) 03:45, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

Missed one[edit]

Hey thanks for taking out the trash for me. That particular pathetic troll seems to have nothing better to do with his life than make sock puppets to post the same childish insult at me on random Wikipedia pages. That said, he made a third account Timeisfree which should be blocked too. Simonm223 (talk) 11:59, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Done – you can also take these to AIV in the future :) Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 14:43, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
For WP:DENY reasons, I try to give this individual as little satisfaction as possible that I've even seen their childish antics. But I do appreciate both the prompt action and the advice. Simonm223 (talk) 14:45, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Regarding the page WhenDatHotlineBling keeps creating[edit]

Is it possible to salt that page to prevent further recreation? Lupin VII (talk) 17:02, 19 September 2019 (UTC)


Can you please provide a rationale for ECP. Currently the WP:AN reporting shows {{pp-create}} rather than "persistent disruptive editing" or other valid rationales described in WP:ECP for such protection to apply; near as I can tell, it doesn't apply. I would suggest it is better to permanently block that page from creation as I cannot see a valid use. Buffs (talk) 17:48, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

@Buffs: Thanks for your question. Creation protection is subject to greater administrator discretion than other forms of protection; WP:SALT says that "Administrators should choose the appropriate level of create protection—autoconfirmed, extended-confirmed, or full", and the authorizing RfC says "administrators should choose the appropriate one at their discretion". I thought ECP was sufficient, but no more strict than necessary, to stop disruption, though to be honest I gave it a total of 0.5 seconds of thought. Nonetheless, we have now spilled 100x more ink on this as the matter requires, so I've upped it to full protection. Best, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 01:27, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! Buffs (talk) 18:49, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

RfC closure[edit]

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I just read your closure at Wikipedia_talk:Harassment#RfC:_Clarification_of_OUTING and wanted to let you know that you have my admiration. :-) Sunrise (talk) 19:14, 23 September 2019 (UTC)
@Sunrise: Thanks very much! I appreciate it. Best, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 03:34, 24 September 2019 (UTC)

ARBPIV 4 open?[edit]

Currently it states that it will open...yesterday. Any update? Buffs (talk) 18:48, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

@Buffs: I wish I had an update for you, but right now, I have no more information. Best, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 18:57, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

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Pending changes reviewer[edit]

Hey! Sorry for not getting back to you sooner, I was fairly busy during the summer. You asked me to send a message before my PCR perms expired, presumably so you could decide if I should keep the perm. Thanks, Remagoxer (talk) 12:36, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

@Remagoxer: Not a problem – it looks like you've been responsibly using the tool when you've been around, so I've gone ahead and extended the bit for three months; I'll make it permanent once there's a bit longer of a track record. Thanks for your hard work, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 17:21, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

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Sappo II (block logactive blocksglobal blocksautoblockscontribsdeleted contribsabuse filter logcreation logchange block settingsunblockcheckuser (log))

Time: Oct 22, 2019 18:58:57

Message: I'd appreciate your input on this. This comes down to behaviour the editor is swearing blind that they're not a sock and CU is inconclusive


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Hi. Should these edit summaries at Apartheid Museum, containing links to their FB and website, be revdel'd: Special:Diff/923129602, Special:Diff/922287805? —[AlanM1(talk)]— 02:49, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

I did not think they should be suppressed or revdel'd, but I am happy to ask another oversighter to review. Best, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 02:51, 27 October 2019 (UTC)
Another oversighter has concurred in my decision not to suppress or revdel these edits. Best, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 02:54, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

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Rollback rights[edit]

Hi! As requested, I'm just checking in to see whether it would be appropriate to be granted rollback rights permanently. You previously enabled them on my account temporarily, until November 6th. I've enjoyed my anti-vandalism work and would like to keep on doing it. Thank you! Ganesha811 (talk) 14:50, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

@Ganesha811: A review indicates that you've been doing great work. I'm making the rollback bit permanent – keep it up! Best, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 06:42, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

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