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Sandbox[edit]

I am using this space to create my sandbox. MarnetteD | Talk 20:57, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Reminders[edit]

Did you realise[edit]

That both Mario Payne and Copperman were the same editor, both socks of David Beals? Payne was reverting Copperman, but that's not unusual, and Copperman's posts, particularly on talk page, should have been reverted. Article pages are different, although anyone reinstating a sock edit is then responsible for that edit. Dougweller (talk) 11:35, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for filling me in Dougweller. I did not know about the connection at the time. The info well help when I bump into them in the future. MarnetteD|Talk 16:34, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

In the Loop[edit]

Hello ever-helpful Wikipedian! I thought you may be interested to know that I've blocked this IP. It's dynamic, of course, but I've unconventionally blocked the person behind the IP so that they can be quickly blocked for block evasion/continued disruptive editing when they pop up again. Pinging Betty Logan as I believe they've been involved with this user's shenanigans as well. Have a delightful weekend, --Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 20:26, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the update and for your efforts Ponyo. For several months they were only hitting film and TV articles with Spartacus being the one that was almost always on their rounds. Unfortunately, the latest IP 81.155.98.249 (talk · contribs) moved on to historical articles. I'll keep an eye out for future editing by this person. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend as well!! MarnetteD|Talk 20:35, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

User:24.186.96.236[edit]

Regarding your AIV report about 24.186.96.236 (talk · contribs): I could not easily determine if some of their edit s were worth retaining. Could you therefore review and rollback the ones that were clearly disruptive? Abecedare (talk) 19:30, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the message Abecedare. Now that I have had a chance to review more of their edits I see what you are talking about. I will continue to go through them as I get the time. Best regards. MarnetteD|Talk 19:34, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

David Copperfield[edit]

Hi MarnetteD -

Sorry for marking my edit as 'minor'; I meant to click 'watch' and hit the wrong button. About the gross edit, is there a problem if I cut it down and reinsert it? I opine that the original plot missed out some key details, as well as being terse enough to be slightly misleading; especially in the second last paragraph of the summary. Thanks, De la Marck (talk) 22:40, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for your message De la Marck. The problem with expanding the plot is that if what is important to each reader is included the section can wind up as long, or longer, than the original book. Also, what is important to you may not be what is important to another person who has read the book. Now, I am not saying that the plot shouldn't be edited at all but WP:PLOT is the guideline to follow when working on those sections. An old adage that is a good rule of thumb (an adage within an adage there) to use is "Less is More" - in other words take what you think is important and then pare it down and then pare it down again. One idea is to tinker with it in your sandbox until you get it to a spot that you are happy with it and then add it to the article but that is just a suggetion. Cheers and happy editing. MarnetteD|Talk 22:51, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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Thanks for reverting the article on Rey Mysterio Jr. It was the right thing to do. ThatKongregateGuy (talk) 17:09, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thank you for quickly restoring the comment of Kudpung at ANI. My removal was an accidental rollback. EricEnfermero (Talk) 11:40, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

You are welcome EricEnfermero. I guessed that might be the case. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 11:52, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

Northern Ireland IP's[edit]

Hello MarnetteD, Many thanks for adding the link to my message to Ponyo. I must confess to being so cross that this strange "editor" had again re-surfaced, that I completely forgot to add the link. I am concerned with this "editor"'s attitude, but cannot see how they can stopped without blocking a host of IP's. Regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 21:17, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

You are welcome David J Johnson and it looks like I was posting a message on your talk page at the same time you were writing this :-) Thanks again for all that you are doing in this situation as well as your other work here at WikiP. MarnetteD|Talk 21:22, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
They tired again today with the same edits. Ponyo has blocked the latest IP. Thanks for all your help. Best, David, David J Johnson (talk) 16:32, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Peace offering[edit]

Greetings, and a peace offering... Hope you are well.

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CorinneSD (talk) 21:45, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

Thank you so very much for the beautiful orchids CorinneSD they are much appreciated. They are my favorite colors!! I hope that you are well too. I also hope that you have a delightful week ahead on WikiP and, more so, off. MarnetteD|Talk 22:18, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

Wayne Allwine[edit]

Listen MarnetteD, I know that you already told me never to reply to your talk page ever again. But the reason why I'm replying is because I made the Allwine article a lot better now, and I made it look like just like the way you want it too bee. So, as of all that it goes now, I actually get what you mean now. I just couldn't understand of all this confusion I've been having with this for a month, and I'm also sorry if I got all aggravated with it, and I also apologize for calling you "crazy" too, I'm sorry, I really didn't mean too say that to you. I really hope you appreciate it the way it looks now, I did my best to make the way you wanted it to be. FrozenFan2 (talk) 23:40, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

P.S. Also, this is my last message on your page, because you already told me never to reply to your talk page again. And I'll do what you say, I won't reply too your talk page again. FrozenFan2 (talk) 23:42, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for the apology F. I am glad that you are starting to understand how things work here at WikiP. MarnetteD|Talk 02:38, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Reconnecting[edit]

Hi MarnetteD! Hope you are well. I have been off Wikipedia a lot lately, but thought of you today and wondered what you were up to. I see you still keep an eye on the George Harrison article.

I was also wondering if you wanted to review any of the articles I have made available to be reviewed for GA. It would be good to work with you again. If you are interested, go to Wikipedia:Good article nominations and search for my username. I have two left still needing to be reviewed by a good reviewer (I wrote both of them from scratch). If you are not interested, that's okay too, I'm just throwing it out there. Cheers. Prhartcom (talk) 17:18, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for your note Prhartcom. It is great to hear from you and I hope you are well also! Life off-wiki is a bit of a mess but I will be happy to take a look if I get the time. Best regards to ya!! MarnetteD|Talk 17:42, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Amelia Bence[edit]

Please feel free to change whatever. It needs a good proofing. Took me 2 days to translate the whole thing and find sourcing for what I couldn't access from the Spanish site. I am blinded by it all. I sort of left the plays in " " rather than italics thinking that I might go back and put them in a list. But was just so glad to get the last part of the translation done, after 2 days that I left it. My brain and my fingers needed a rest. SusunW (talk) 01:00, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for you message SusunW. First off I now realize I spelled your username incorrectly in my edit summary - my apologies. I took a very brief skim through things before heading off to my Sunday evening viewing. There are four different programs that I am hooked on at the moment. I noticed more plays but didn't have time to alter them all. I'll try to get back to the article when I have a chance but the early part of this week in RL is going to be a pain. Once again congrats on all your work and I hope that you enjoy the rest you so richly deserve. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 04:23, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

DR correction[edit]

Thanks for fixing those annoying "hanging references". I've been on the page the last few days in a DR with another editor who thinks there is a dispute, even though consensus was reached and compromises offered. Those references hanging at the bottom were a pain in the ass. Onel5969 (talk) 00:36, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

You are welcome Onel5969. I think it is almost a year now that we have had to add that template to keep refs with the section of a talk page where they are used. So many editors add a ref to their comments and then never pay attention to the fact that they keep moving to the bottom of the page. Mind you there is no reason for them to know about the situation - changes keep happening to the way things work and us editors in the trenches are rarely informed about them :-) Now the whole thing is avoidable if people just use single brackets but I am not complaining. As a wikignome adding the template is right up my alley. Cheers to ya and have a delightful weekend. MarnetteD|Talk 01:40, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

RfC: Religion in infoboxes of nations[edit]

There is an RfC that you may be interested in at Template talk:Infobox country#RfC: Religion in infoboxes of nations. Please join us and help us to determine consensus on this issue. --Guy Macon (talk) 13:40, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Still can't view edit count and article history[edit]

Am I the only one facing this problem? Yesterday night everything was alright and I thought it's okay. Today right from the morning it's not working again.

Can you view these links?

https://tools.wmflabs.org/xtools/pages/index.php?user=CosmicEmperor&lang=en&wiki=wikipedia&namespace=0&redirects=noredirects

https://tools.wmflabs.org/xtools-ec/?user=CosmicEmperor&project=en.wikipedia.org --Cosmic  Emperor  13:54, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

I just checked and you are correct CosmicEmperor. Neither of them finished loading. I know it is frustrating but these things happen - hopefully they will be restored soon. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! MarnetteD|Talk 13:59, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) @CosmicEmperor: This is a common question at WP:VPT and indeed there are threads like Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)/Archive 137#xTools not working, Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)#Edit Count etc. --Redrose64 (talk) 14:32, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Hi Cosmic Emperor! Edit Count is operatring now. Cheers to you and M! — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 20:50, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the update G. Hopefully it'll keep working for awhile. Cheers to ya. MarnetteD|Talk 21:12, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

Some uses of Kids and contractions are Okay.[edit]

Keep it — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.199.36.73 (talk) 17:19, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

A) The term refers to a young goat as much as it does to humans B) This is an encyclopedia not a grade school essay and C) The fact that more than one editor has reverted should tell you something. Try reading WP:CONSENSUS MarnetteD|Talk 17:58, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi there[edit]

Hi. You were involved in previous discussion on the use of the term "actor" to describe female actors. You may be interested in the discussion at Talk:Saoirse Ronan on this topic. BastunĖġáḍβáś₮ŭŃ! 13:19, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi again - any chance you could have a look at Talk:Saoirse Ronan? While I accept that actor is a gender neutral term and we have guidelines promoting use of gender neutral language, apparently consensus must actually be reached on each individual article. You may be able to suggest a compromise or a central location where a discussion on that might take place. Regards, BastunĖġáḍβáś₮ŭŃ! 11:02, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

Voice actor sock[edit]

Hello MarnetteD - I'm drawing a blank and hoping you can help me. I know there is a long-term disruptive IP hopper who targets voice actor articles, but I can't remember where the page listing the suspected IPs is located. Does this ring a bell? --Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 20:42, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi Ponyo. I think this Wikipedia:Long-term abuse/Voice Cast Vandal is what you are looking for. I vaguely remember that there was another person doing the same thing but I am not sure if any kind of report was ever filed. I hope this helps. MarnetteD|Talk 20:57, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

That's what I was looking for. For some reason I thought the info was being hosted on someone's subpage so I didn't look at WP:LTA. I appreciate pointer!--Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 21:02, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
Glad I could help Ponyo. I am also glad that my fading memory still works sometimes :-) MarnetteD|Talk 21:09, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Adminship[edit]

Thanks very much. Hope I don't spill anything. :-)

Thanks also for your kind words at my RfA. Here's hoping I justify them. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 02:26, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

You are most welcome Ser Amantio di Nicolao. There are good admins who will be more than happy to help is case of spillage on aisle three. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 04:19, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
And aisle four, and aisle five...surely. But one doesn't want to make too much work for them, no? --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 05:32, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

300?[edit]

399, surely? --Redrose64 (talk) 10:52, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

One thousand percent correct Redrose64. That is what happens when a) the keys are right next to each other and b) I type without my reading lamp on. While I have moved up the list over the years I doubt I'll ever get that high in the ranking since most of the editors above me on the list are still active. Thanks so much for letting me know about my error and cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 13:46, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
Keep at it. I went from 399 to 300 in a little over ten months, 6 February to 18 December 2013; having climbed from 499 to 399 in under six months (15 August 2012 to 6 February 2013). --Redrose64 (talk) 13:56, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
Whereas currently, I am just at 1047 with 49,472.
My goal is to achieve 50,000 and get into the first 1,000. — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 19:50, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
528 edits to go. I do that in about 4 days. The trick is to find some maintenance category, somewhere that errors get listed but nobody else bothers with, and knock off as many as you can. One column of a full cat page is about 67 pages, so 8 columns should see you right. It doesn't have to be a relatively-unmonitored category: Category:Pages using duplicate arguments in template calls has quite a few people on the case, but still has over 35,000 pages that could do with fixing. --Redrose64 (talk) 20:10, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
Gareth Griffith-Jones and Redrose64 there I was thinking that your editing might be reduced in three months time with all the telly watching that you will be doing. Then I realized that - with all the crazy fan, wishful score and "I hate these match officials" edits that are guaranteed take place your work will increase! Well you will be seeing this while I am asleep so I will just say that I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday. MarnetteD|Talk 05:58, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) Please give someone who lacks a clue what they will be watching ... World Cup? Eurovision? FIFA or EUFA something-or-others? Those are the main things that clog up my Twitter feed now and then ... please reveal. Softlavender (talk) 06:09, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
Just click on the link Softlavender. I was trying to be clever (since WP:EGG does not apply to user talk pages :-)) so if you are using a device where it wont work I will leave a note later tomorrow after G and R get a chance to see it. MarnetteD|Talk 06:18, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
Ah, Rugby World Cup! I don't think I even noticed the link, in my haste -- some things are too subtle for me when there is so much drama afoot. ;-) Thanks for the clarification. Since I seem to be full of tangents today: I had no idea that rugby was named after Rugby School (nor probably even that there was a school by that name), until I saw Tom Brown's School Days a few years ago. Softlavender (talk) 06:26, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
I've not seen it, but I've read the book - or at least, the Dean & Son abridged edition of the early 1970s (ISBN 0-603-03032-7). It's chapter V "Rugby and Football", and the part where East describes how the game is played shows where terms like "try" and "touch" come from. --Redrose64 (talk) 09:48, 28 June 2015 (UTC)|

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────That's It! You are on the button.
I watched, regardless of who was playing whom, every match of the previous Rugby union World Cup, in spite of the time difference between Blighty and where the Kiwis live—the benefit of retirement—and intend doing the same this autumn/fall. Therefore, I shall be hanging up my WP boots for the duration.
I hope our lovely (talk page stalker)} appreciates the plethera of hyperlinks! Cheers! — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 10:37, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

<scratches head> Wait, you live in NZ now? Or are you just visiting there? You have never disclosed this before within my earshot. LOL about the hyperlinks. You don't have to link Blighty though; I've known what that is for 9 years. Hey right now I'm watching this BBC WWI series on PBS called The Crimson Field, and they talk about getting their "Blighty tickets" when they are incapacitated. Also, thanks for the info, Redrose; the book sounds rather interesting. Softlavender (talk) 10:55, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
By the way, Redrose64, I flagged a couple of confusing problems just now on the book Tom Brown's School Days, which no one seems to be watching -- maybe you could look ad see if you know the answers or can fix them .... Softlavender (talk) 11:01, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
The phrase "Arnold is seldom on stage" means that Dr. Arnold is rarely part of the central action in the book, although often mentioned. --Redrose64 (talk) 12:15, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
Sorry I confused you SoftLavender. No, I have never visited New Zealand; I was watching all the matches on TV.
I have done some Copy-editing ... I think the intention was that he was not "centre stage" ... rather pointless, so I have removed it. No reason that he might have been "centre stage".[1]. What do you think of it now? — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 12:30, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
Looks like there was a lot of fun while I was asleep - typical. My first encounter with TB was this TV version Tom Brown's Schooldays (TV serial). That would lead to (as happened so often with programs shown on Masterpiece Theatre) my reading the book. I can't remember when I saw my first rugby match but it would have been in the 70s as well and had to have been shown on ABC's Wide World of Sports. S Gareth and Redrose have been very helpful in keeping me up to date on specifics in the sport and events like the Six Nations Championship. To add some clarification to one of Gareth's earlier posts - he is referring to the fact that the 2011 World Cup was held in New Zealand thus we had to be up at all hours to see the matches. This one, being in England, will be much easier on our sleep patterns :-) Gareth I just checked and it looks like we well be getting nine matches on our regular cable but all will be available on live streaming so that is good news. Cheers to all. MarnetteD|Talk 14:04, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I just got to see the edits made to the article for the book. It is such a pleasant occurrence when a conversation like this one leads to an article being improved. Congrats to all. MarnetteD|Talk 14:16, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

I can understand SoftLavender's misunderstanding now, thanks to your penultimate post and thank you for clarifying it for her.
Great that you will be watching any match of interest to you. All the best! — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 16:49, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
@Gareth Griffith-Jones: Made it, 528 edits with minutes to spare. --Redrose64 (talk) 22:57, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
Congrats R!! MarnetteD|Talk 23:07, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Hey thanks all for your clarifications, etc. I've been AFK for two days. Anyway, I made some further edits and clarifications to the TBS article. Yes, I agree that it's nice to work together harmoniously and collaboratively to improve an article. Cheers all! Softlavender (talk) 04:05, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
If people intend reading (or re-reading) TBSD, you might like to know that the places mentioned in Chapter 1 (such as White Horse Hill, the Manger, Blowingstone Hill) are all real places, I went to several of them in May 2014. The chapter is set in the Vale of White Horse, which nowadays is a much larger area - its modern eastern boundary is a quarter of a mile from my house. --Redrose64 (talk) 19:07, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

ANI[edit]

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you.--Bbb23 (talk) 15:22, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Thank you Bbb23. I was responding there while you were posting this here. Will this certainly spiced up my Sunday morning. MarnetteD|Talk 15:31, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
Gosh, I see everybody has been affected by this bout of summer fever! I certainly don't intend spending my summer at ANI as I'm sure you don't! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:45, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
You got that right Dr. Blofeld. Too many things to see and do. MarnetteD|Talk 16:49, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
Both of us hauled to ANI on the same weekend? Surely it's a sign of the apocalypse?--Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 21:47, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
What were the odds on that Ponyo? At least both threads were closed quickly. It makes me wonder what we are store for in the week ahead. Good times is what we deserve :-) MarnetteD|Talk 22:15, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
From your lips to God's ears.--Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 22:17, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
This is the silly season isn't it! — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 07:44, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

I've come to the conclusion that you haven't really arrived until you are hauled to ANI over some supremely petty thing or another. --Drmargi (talk) 08:03, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Yes Dr Marg. That has happened to me more than a couple of times. Face-wink.svg — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 08:21, 30 June 2015u (UTC)
Drmargi and Gareth Griffith-Jones several times in the last two weeks one of the complaints against me is that I am acting as an admin!? In light of how a few of those went "off the rails" in the last two weeks that is a scarier proposition than normal :-D aaiiiyyeee . MarnetteD|Talk 17:21, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
Followup - it is also interesting how many of those that haul us there wind up getting blocked. How is it that they don't realize that they are putting up a big neon sign saying "I am a troll" OTOH that might be the point of the whole thing. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 17:23, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
It's just so draining, dealing with the nonsense. Especially when it appears that credence is being given to disruptive behavior, like this last attack on me by a disruptive editor. It got to the point this morning when I thought about going the way of Hafspajen. Onel5969 TT me 17:48, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
I sure understand your sentiments Onel5969. Several good editors have left over the years because of the nonsense that goes on. Gareth and I still miss The Old Jacobite. I am totally supportive of your choice whatever it is. OTOH I would say that WikiP will be lesser without your presence. Best regards. MarnetteD|Talk 18:21, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
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Yes M & Bil
I endorse all of that.
At the end of the day, the good guys wearing the white stetsons will win [2]
Keep your spirits up! — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 18:39, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Tom Mix, der König der Cowboys!! A pic of him from Berlin 1925!!! Excellent find Gareth Griffith-Jones. Thanks for posting it. MarnetteD|Talk 18:45, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Great isn't it. I am glad you're pleased. — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 18:47, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
As we both know Stetson's are cool G. BTW a friend who lives in Seattle was at a convention where Alex K was a guest. She got a signed copy of this pic which reads "To Michael - Hello sweetie!" Wonderful stuff. MarnetteD|Talk 18:57, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

A Frank Apology[edit]

I would like briefly apologise to my disgusting and unwarranted vendetta against you. I deeply regret and am greatly ashamed by my abhorrent actions and comments and I assure you they will never occur in any form.

Again, I am sorry and apologise for all the offence and disruption which ensued my actions.

To ensure this does not re-occur, I promise to avoid this talk-page in future and that you shall never hear from me again.

Sorry, Gothaparduskerialldrapolatkh (talk) 21:03, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

I thank you for this. What will be better is if your future edits and actions are in accordance with this sentiment. I also thank you for the promise not to post here again. MarnetteD|Talk 21:06, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Chastisement[edit]

This will make you smile [3] — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 15:38, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Help with editing something[edit]

Hi. Hate to bug you, but could you do me a favor and take a look at something. Don't know what else to do at this point. Feel free to leave any comments/suggestions there. Thanks. Think I'll invite Gareth Griffith-Jones as well. Again, thanks. Onel5969 TT me 01:35, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

I hate to see you so disturbed by this miscreant. M is much better at coping and dealing with this provocation on WP than anyone else I have come across. Sorrowfully, it would seem that this contemptible behaviour has become the norm on WP these days. My advice is always the same: do not let them win by "getting to you"; walk away and starve them of fuel. It is not the editing but rather the fight that inspires their vile modus operandi. Choose a different subject here on WP and you are the vanquisher and they are the disadvantaged. You are respected here and are surrounded by admiring friends. — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 09:58, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
Sorry for the late reply Onel5969. I didn't have a chance to see this until this morning (my time). It looks like you have put in a good deal of work to be thorough and comprehensive. The one thing that I would add to Gareth's comments is that, if you proceed, there is no way to know how things will shake out. In my decade here I have seen reports like this succeed and others fail. There is just no consistency to how these are handled. Even when there was a "Request for comments/user" board it could go either way. Here User talk:Antandrus/observations on Wikipedia behavior#Here is another possible addition is an observation I made almost three years ago on the talk page for the marvelous essay created by Antandrus. Now I know it seems like we are throwing cold water on you. IMO you should proceed as you see fit. There are problems with the way that editor works and you have presented a case for that. My thoughts might be summed up as - If you get a neutral or negative response I don't want it to drive you away from editing. All the best to you on WikiP and, even more so, off. MarnetteD|Talk 16:21, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
Thank you both for your kind words. Seems like his forumshopping and campaigning are beginning to pay off, as folks from the 8 pages he's posted on are now beginning to show up on the article talk page. It's editors like him which have led many folks to disparage Wikipedia. Shame really. Onel5969 TT me 19:33, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
Good morning to you both!
I have awarded a blue star to my watchlist. Thank you M for the link to the article and its Talk.
@ Bil Removing those antagonising [US: antagonizing] blue stars really does the trick. Cheers! — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 07:53, 3 July 2015 (UTC)