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User talk:Mike V

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Moroccan genetics[edit]

I hope you don't feel I'm using you as a "tame admin" (well, not too much).

I'm in a bit of a tricky "am I reverting vandalism or edit warring" situation on this one. However, 41.x IPs who have only edited this page have been putting it back to their preferred version (including a tranche of material from a circa-1920s "scientific racist" which means I'm pretty sure it's bogus) since, well, forever; not touching the talk page since I've had my eyes on it (they may have done so earlier, especially if Calssico is them.)

There seems to have been a more, ah, even-handed edit war in 2014, but near the end of that it was semi-ed for a week and then for 3 months (by an admin who has since apparently left WP, or I'd ask them). Could you take a look, please? Pinkbeast (talk) 11:35, 17 September 2015 (UTC)


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RO(talk) 22:28, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

Rm talk page privileges for suspected sock IP[edit]

Given the edits going on at User talk:, should the IP (and/or the blocked range) have talk page privileges revoked? RA0808 talkcontribs 18:34, 18 September 2015 (UTC)

It looks like Kudpung revoked talk page access for the IP. Mike VTalk 18:44, 18 September 2015 (UTC)

September 2015[edit]

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TheReviewingOfficial654321 (talk) 20:54, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

Your close of SPI for Brad Dyer[edit]

You perhaps did not see the comments HJ Mitchell made in the case below. He said that he reviewed the evidence but was in two minds, and will consult with other admins who are familiar with NoCal. Closing the case would not solve anything because the user is already asking to be unblocked. See User_talk:Brad_Dyer#Review_and_SPI. Kingsindian  02:40, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

The editor is unblocked now. Kingsindian  04:55, 25 September 2015 (UTC)
I came with the same question. CU was declined because the editor was blocked but that is no longer the case. Liz Read! Talk! 11:19, 25 September 2015 (UTC)
To clarify, I didn't decline CU. I only closed the case because at the time the account was blocked and the SPI case was a a moot point. Now that the account has been unblocked, the concerns can be re-raised. However, I can't act on evidence I haven't seen. I believe there are two options on how to proceed. You can follow up with HJ Mitchell, who seems to be the point functionary you've contacted. If he feels the private information is enough for a block, he can take care of it. The second option is forwarding the evidence to the functionary team list. ( We can evaluate the evidence presented and if a check is found to be possible and justified, we'll run one. Best, Mike VTalk 15:20, 26 September 2015 (UTC)


Given your knowledge here, here, and here; I'm pingin you in light of this, this and especially this. All of which has led to this hatted discussion, which was continued here. Given the history, I have no wish to deal with this individual any further, and I have no wish to have any more drama after this exhausting past week, so am pinging some admins including you and Bbb23 who did NOT !vote at my RfA (hard to find many - 227 total !votes - whew!) to simply watch these conversations and advise or act if there is any need for action. Montanabw(talk) 20:49, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you so much for your kindness and understanding. Please have a wonderful day! --A.S. Brown (talk) 00:35, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! You too! Mike VTalk 00:36, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

Software glitch?[edit]

I don't know how this thing should be, so pardon me if I am basing my question on silly assumption. Your name appears under this list but this log does not mention it. I don't even know in the first place if it should be there, so that is the first question -- should it be there? Second is, how is it decided? What is the procedure? (A link to appropriate documentation page would suffice). Thank you. --AmritasyaPutraT 07:33, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Your two diffs above are identical.--Bbb23 (talk) 07:59, 25 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, fixed the link in-place. ;-) --AmritasyaPutraT 08:35, 25 September 2015 (UTC)
Certain rights changes are made by stewards and listed in a different place. If you look at the top of what you call "this log", you'll see that mentioned along with instructions on how to show those rights changes. Following them, you get this result. It's a bit confusing, but I hope that helps.--Bbb23 (talk) 12:11, 25 September 2015 (UTC)


I noticed a plethora of contributions in a matter of seconds... are you using an auto-archive script of some sort? Almost positive you must be, but doesn't hurt to check in for the security of your account. --JustBerry (talk) 17:30, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

Yep, it's the SPI helper script. Mike VTalk 17:32, 26 September 2015 (UTC)


Hello. Could you please take a look at Special:Contributions/Suomisvenks and Special:Contributions/Tormegz? Based on their style, behaviour and choice of targets (for Suomisvenks me...) there's a well over 50% chance they're Evlekis. Thomas.W talk 17:52, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

It looks like Bbb23 has already checked and confirmed the accounts as Evlekis. Mike VTalk 18:06, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

Quick CheckUser requests (Teahouse questions)[edit]

Mike, help me out here. I almost never pay attention to these requests. Was I wrong to decline it? I didn't see any difference between the request and an SPI, but you apparently did. Also, will changing the status to "close" cause the bot to archive it? The template is a bit unclear. Thanks.--Bbb23 (talk) 22:37, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

I wouldn't say you were wrong. The case would have been better off with an SPI due to the number of accounts. SPI quick requests are usually for IBPE, blocking IP/ranges for a spam account, etc. I just dug through the contributions and found enough for a check, that's all. If you set the template to close, the bot will archive it in a few days. Mike VTalk 01:10, 27 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. Does a "done" status cause it to archive sooner? "Done" seemed wrong to me because it sounds like I did something in response to the request, but I'm curious how the bot works.--Bbb23 (talk) 01:13, 27 September 2015 (UTC)
Hmm, I don't know if the bot was respond differently. If I had to hazard a guess, I think it just operates solely on the case closed parameter. Mike VTalk 01:17, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi Mike V -- I have been approached by the people at ATDF on helping them create a Wikipedia entry for Tony Waag. The prior attempt was sent to me in a word document and I have begun looking into it to see how to make it more appropriate for Wikipedia.

Any advice you could share in advance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

LorrSG (talk) 00:52, 1 October 2015 (UTC)LorrSG

Thank you![edit]

Thanks very much for the suppression. GABHello! 21:35, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

You revdel'd something @ Gaither High School[edit]

Can I ask what. Email if you want. 02:45, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't provide the content of revision deleted material unless there are extenuating circumstances that would warrant it. Best, Mike VTalk 22:54, 5 October 2015 (UTC)