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Block Evader Continues[edit]

Hi there Shirik, just wanted to let you know that the IP user you blocked a short time ago continues to evade blocks issued by various admins. This is the newest IP address of the user in question: . I saw a comment indicating that there may be a more broad-spectrum version of a block that would (I'm assuming) block IPs from that location or starting with 5.12...but I'm not sure about the details. Anyway, just thought I would let you know. TylerDurden8823 (talk) 00:46, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

I've blocked the entire zone as it does not appear to be active enough that it is worrisome. I generally avoid such wide blocks, but I looked up the network provider and this seems to be the only option in this case. --Shirik (Questions or Comments?) 01:58, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
I certainly understand the hesitancy in implementing such a broad block. It's a very reasonable approach but I'm glad to hear that it was warranted in this case. Thank you for taking care of this issue (hopefully for good or at least for a while so we get some peace & quiet). TylerDurden8823 (talk) 02:09, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

RE: UTRS appeal #13527[edit]

I recommend you ask KrakatoaKatie about the appeal to see if any work has been done since they've reserved it -- then they can release it if you want to take it over. Two days is hardly long enough for us tooladmins to consider the appeal "reserved then abandoned". ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  20:56, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

If two days is not long enough when the user hasn't even been contacted, you should seriously reconsider whether you remember that there is an actual person behind the ticket in question. Two days is an eternity in today's world. --Shirik (Questions or Comments?) 01:59, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
UTRS is kind of a last-resort resource for users who have often gone through lengthy on-wiki appeal procedures before ending up in our basket; more complex appeals sometimes take anywhere from "a few days" to "over a week" to evaluate properly. It is customary to notify the user that we are looking into the matter. I am glad that you are starting to pitch in with UTRS appeals again, though! The more hands we have, the faster appeals get processed. In any case, this seems to be a rather simple spam+corpname decline case, so I'm sure Katie will promptly reply+close or hand over the ticket if you talk to her. But don't forget that UTRS users are volunteers and are "actual people", just like appellants. We tend to be cautious about forcibly releasing reserved appeals without good reason, as a matter of respect to the volunteer who took it on, but also because forcibly releasing appeals carelessly would seriously undermine the very concept of reserving a ticket. I agree with you that communication is absolutely the most important part of many of Wikipedia's processes, and that's why I recommend you try to get in touch with Katie. ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  02:13, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
Hi - thanks for letting me know about this. I hadn't realized I'd reserved this one, and I just released it as I'm going to be away after today until Monday. Personally, I think he's one of those who wants to share his unique knowledge of life and love and the universe with the rest of humanity and we'll end up reblocking in the end, but I have no objection if you want to give him a shot at contributing. Thanks again. :-) KrakatoaKatie 10:17, 23 April 2015 (UTC)


huh? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:02, 24 April 2015 (UTC)