User talk:MajorStovall

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Some places you might check out[edit]

Before you get too jaded, I thought I would show you that there are some places in Wikipedia where good progress is being made on improving overall quality of articles. One place in particular is the MILHIST. For example, you might check out what a few motivated MILHIST editors are doing here. Cla68 (talk) 04:37, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

Great! That's what I normally work on. Here's the WWII project page. Cla68 (talk) 07:52, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

Jacob Jennings Brown[edit]

Thanks for fixing this page which was recently vandalized. I did a lot of the work on Brown's page and I have it on my watchlist. For some reason, it seems to be vandalized more then it deserves (every month or so) considering that 99.99% of American's probably don't even know who the guy was. A lot of books on the War of 1812 don't even mention him. Thomas R. Fasulo (talk) 01:20, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

Eurasian Land Bridge and LaRouche[edit]

A content RfC has been opened on this topic if you would like to comment. Cla68 (talk) 07:03, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

Mir Ghalib Hussain Domki[edit]

FYI, you put a speedy tag on an attack page, which in itself is correct, but in this case there was a non-attack version earlier in the history,[1] so right course is to revert to the good version, which I have done. Ty 17:06, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

Don't worry. Mistakes happen... Ty 17:09, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

Not good. That's the problem with little-watched articles. Well spotted anyway. Ty 17:44, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

Twinkle rots your brain[edit]

LOL: [2] and the next edit. :) ++Lar: t/c 17:36, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

Ditto LOL. Especially "the next edit". Ty 17:45, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
In the AAF pilots were sent back home after 25 missions. I think I'm at about that point, vandal-patrolling-wise. MajorStovall (talk) 17:48, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

Teh thing is...[edit]

The deliberate mispelling of "the" as teh is something of an injoke amongst internet users - it models the habit of accidentally spelling the word when typing at speed (usually with two first fingers only). Since the use of it was likely deliberate I have returned it on Jimbo's page. I would also, very gently, point out that it is considered very extremely uncool to alter someone else's post unless it conveys profanity or similar - if you think someone has made a simple mistake the best method is to contact the writer and draw it to their attention so they can fix it. That way is considered much more respectful. I wouldn't worry about it this time, but just bear it in mind for future. LessHeard vanU (talk) 18:58, 26 December 2009 (UTC) ps. Correcting someone else's mistake in correcting a mistake, like I have done, is not considered so heinous (providing a friendly message is left explaining why it happened.)

You're right on all counts. Appreciate the pointers. MajorStovall (talk) 19:02, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

Everything is cool. LessHeard vanU (talk) 20:12, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

MilHist project[edit]

Perhaps I'm too late and you've already given up on Wikipedia. Like I said before, the Military History project is one of the bright lights in this effort. I signed your name up for the project newsletter here if you'd like to see what it's about. If not, best of luck in all your future endeavors. Cla68 (talk) 01:45, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

I guess I'll go take your name off the mailing list. Cla68 (talk) 07:01, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

Blocked?[edit]

Why am I blocked, who is Mantanmoreland, and what are you talking about? MajorStovall (talk) 20:52, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

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This blocked user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request. Other administrators may also review this block, but should not override the decision without good reason (see the blocking policy). Do not remove this unblock review while you are blocked.

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Request reason:

I have no idea what this is all about, who "mantanmoreland" is, or why you are blocking me.

Decline reason:

Interesting, as "mantanmoreland" isn't mentioned in your block message or in the relevant sockpuppet investigation that led to your block. TNXMan 21:39, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

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It says "Mantanmoreland" right on my user page! Go there and take a look. Who is Mantanmoreland? Please unblock me, there is no reason for this. MajorStovall (talk) 21:46, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

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Request reason:

It says "Mantanmoreland" right on my user page! Go there and take a look. Who is Mantanmoreland? Please unblock me, there is no reason for this. The "sockpuppet investigation" just lists my name and says nothing.

Decline reason:

Email functionaries-en@lists.wikimedia.org to appeal this block. NW (Talk) 21:54, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

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Well, if Alison (a respected checkuser) says that you are a sock, then I believe her. You will have to present very convincing evidence showing that you not related to Mantanmoreland or anyone else. TNXMan 21:52, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
How can I do that when I have no idea what you're talking about. Who is Mantanmoreland? This is surreal.MajorStovall (talk) 21:53, 5 January 2010 (UTC)