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My objection

Any changes to the AIAV page really should be discussed first. And even if it's agreed to, something like that should be in the colored section, not right above the alerts. Alerts need to be separate just for readability and for quick reaction. If we clutter that section at all, it'll defeat the purpose of the page, which is for quick reaction to vandalism. --Woohookitty(meow) 09:57, 20 June 2006 (UTC)


The above vandal has now been blocked for one month, as per your comments on WP:AIV.  (aeropagitica)   (talk)  11:44, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Democrat versus Democratic

Hi - I noticed you reverted a change where an anonymous IP address was changing "Democrat-controlled" to "Democratic-controlled", at Maryland United States Senate election, 2006. I don't think that was vandalism, so I'm suggested that you not revert the edit again. In the U.S., "Democrat" as an adjective tends to be used only by Republicans ("The Democrat Party"), and is seen by Democrats (noun version is okay) as a way to demean the name of the party. (By the way, I'm one of many people who appreciate those who spend time minimizing the impact of vandalism on wikipedia, so I do want to say "thanks" for your work here.) John Broughton 20:12, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for correcting me on that. Being an Australian who reads Time Magazine and watch The West Wing a lot, I was always under the impression that "Democrat" was just an adjective term to describe a member of the "Democratic" party. --  Netsnipe  CVU  (Talk)  01:35, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

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I think a spam2 was a bit too harsh, so I removed it after an edit conflict with you, and replaced it with my big ol' thing I was writing. All part of my ongoing plan to help newbies feel welcome; a spam2 might drive them away. He meant well, and that's the most important thing! — BorgHunter (talk) 03:49, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, on second thought I was a bit harsh on that. It looked like spam at first glance and I probably should read the diff a bit more thoroughly before warning. --  Netsnipe  CVU  (Talk)  11:31, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

Miscellaneous Responses

Thank you for your kinds words Netsnipe, they weren't appreciated. Jimster 260 17:09, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

-- FYI - Terry Fox page - I made a revision back to an earlier article that had chopped off a portion of the content - it wasn't about the spelling! Thanks! — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Themepark (talkcontribs) 18:53, 20 June 2006.

Alright, thanks for letting me know. I came across this first that was allowed to be posted without any sort of removal for a long period of time in which derogatory words were used. I edited it for what the word "maggot" is being used as. It may NOT have reached Australia but here in the States that is one thing a maggot is. If THAT is offensive, you should remove the following, which are by far MORE offensive: Nigger, faggot, homo. Thanks again. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Sweet Pinkette (talkcontribs) 16:58, 28 June 2006.

Outsourcing to India AfD

Let me fix it for you. Give me a second -- Samir धर्म 07:06, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

Okay, type your rationale here :[1] then Save, and let me know when you're done -- Samir धर्म 07:07, 30 June 2006 (UTC)
Thanks, but I know how to AfD. Look at my contribs. Just clumsy typos today = ) --  Netsnipe  CVU  (Talk)  07:08, 30 June 2006 (UTC)
(embarassed) sorry, trying to be helpful. I saw what I thought was a recent "welcome" above.... Now I feel like a newbie. Cheers -- Samir धर्म 07:12, 30 June 2006 (UTC)
No worries. My bad for not clicking "Show Preview" first. As my my welcome template, I changed it myself cause I liked the new look a lot better. --  Netsnipe  CVU  (Talk)  07:19, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

Your signature template

Hi aeropagitica,

I like your signature scheme a lot -- it's very recognisable! Would you mind if I used it myself with a different color and font?

Cheers,  Netsnipe  CVU  (Talk)  05:07, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

Hello! If you want to use my sig as an inspiration for your own then please feel free to use it as a basis for experimentation. I looked at many signatures before I came up with this one, so don't limit yourself to just mine!  (aeropagitica)   (talk)  05:39, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the inspiration aeropagitica. What do you think of my new signature? = ) Cheers,  Netsnipe  CVU  (Talk)  17:08, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

Yes, it looks nice and neat! Careful about the length of the signature. Some people have been criticised about having signatures that include lots of markup, lots meaning more than three lines. Wikipedia:Signature#Length gives some advice. I'm thinking of reducing my signature markup in light of this. Best wishes and good editing!  (aeropagitica)   (talk)  17:21, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

Silvio Berlusconi

I see you're misinformed about berlusconi, and I'm providing CORRECT information. So, stop qualifying as vandalism to include him among the dictators. -- — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 17:50, 30 June 2006.

Silvio Berlusconi stepped down from office on 17 May 2006 after a democratic election. At most, I could agree with you that Berlusconi probably abused his power to a large extent, but the main characteristics of a dictator, such as a coup d'état or suspension of a state's existing constitution are noticeably absent from his term in office. I'm sure a lot of other editors would agree with me too. If you don't believe me, please start a discussion on the talk page for Talk:Silvio_Berlusconi or Talk:List of dictators and see what kind of consensus you can build. Only then will I let your edits stand. PS: Please sign your posts in future. --  Netsnipe  CVU  (Talk)  08:04, 30 June 2006 (UTC)


Hey, I've approved your VandalSniper application, so it should work now. If you have any problems with or feedback on this beta, please leave a note on my talk page. Happy hunting! --Chris (talk) 21:39, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

John Dugard

Please do not add commentary and your personal analysis of an article into Wikipedia articles, as you did to John Dugard. Doing so violates Wikipedia's neutral point of view policy and breaches the formal tone expected in an encyclopedia. If you would like to experiment, use the sandbox. Thank you. . You could have at least made an effort to actually cite an appropriate source such as the actual UN report where he said that [2] which actually provides a balanced context rather than a biased op-ed piece. --  Netsnipe  CVU  (Talk)  05:52, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

Read the source provided. The edit is a quote from the source not my view. Please self revert or explain why you removed sourced info. Thank you. Zeq 06:02, 1 July 2006 (UTC)
From the UN Report: "20. The force employed by Palestinians is also contrary to the norms of international law. The shooting of settlers cannot be justified." Your edit to John Dugard smacks of bias. The report he has written is balanced, but your selective citation is an unfair attempt at slandering him as a supporter of terrorism. --  Netsnipe  CVU  (Talk)  06:17, 1 July 2006 (UTC)
So he wrote a balanced text in his officila capacity and an inflamatory one in a diffrent publication. To ignore his attitude against israel is what 'smacked of bias". Duggard is a sharp critic of israel. Zeq 06:35, 1 July 2006 (UTC)
No. The line you cited and the one I cited are from the same publication that criticises both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict equally. --  Netsnipe  CVU  (Talk)  06:56, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

Please stop. If you continue to violate Wikipedia's NPOV policy by adding commentary and your personal analysis into articles, as you did to John Dugard, you will be blocked from editing Wikipedia. Furthermore, reinserting the same commentary multiple times may cause you to violate the three-revert rule, which can lead to a block.

Again you cite a right-wing magazine that supports your world-view rather than an original UN report that actually provides the necessary context to understand his quote. From the Report of the Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967:

VI. The wall, settlements and self-determination 36. In its advisory opinion the International Court of Justice stressed the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination. In recent times politicians of all persuasions have given support to a two-State solution, with the States of Israel and Palestine living side by side in peace and security. This vision is unattainable without a viable Palestinian territory. The construction of the wall, the expansion of settlements and the de-Palestinization of Jerusalem are incompatible with the two-State solution. Interlocutors within both Israel and the West Bank warned the Special Rapporteur that with the two-State solution becoming increasingly difficult, if not impossible, consideration should be given to the establishment of a binational Palestinian State. The demography of the region increasingly points to such an outcome.

Dugard is making an observation that if the current situation continues to deteriorate further, than a binational Palestinian State should be considered. Dugard is criticsing the Israeli government's current policies and not as you deliberately misinterpret "Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state".

If you want to publicly label Dugard as an anti-Zionist on Wikipedia then the Wikipedia:Resolving disputes procedure is available to you, so please do not engage in an edit war unless you want to blocked from editing Wikipedia for the tenth time for breaking the three-revert rule. --  Netsnipe  CVU  (Talk)  08:04, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

The person who reverted twice is you. Once using an anti vandalism tool which is not appropriate for this conflict. I suggest you don't make vail threats and edit like any other editor should edit. Don't delete sourced information. The fact that the duggard article does not mention his anti-Israel views is a problem. maybe you want to correct this yourself. I'll give you a chance. Zeq 08:07, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

OK. I won't use popups from now on. I'm not trying to promote Duggard and I don't have a pro-Palestinian agenda. All I'm trying to do is protect this page from edits that I believe aren't compliant with the Wikipedia:Neutral point of view policy. I'm disagreeing with your contributions because your "sourced information" aren't appropriate as references on Wikipedia since they aren't the primary source of the quotes you're using (which provides the proper context for readers to make up their own mind). Wikipedia only recommends citing from Wikipedia:Reliable sources which does not include partisan websites like the ones you have quoted from so far. From the primary sources I have reviewed so far, i.e. the UN reports that he has authored I do not believe that he holds any anti-Israel views. --  Netsnipe  CVU  (Talk)  08:38, 1 July 2006 (UTC)
Fair enough. His quotes should be from primary source, but for his critics sources they are a good source to describe their POV on him . For NPOV we should find other views (like yours, which is OR and can not be used) so far I found none that say he is fair minded about israel/palestine. -- Zeq 08:46, 1 July 2006 (UTC)
If you want to highlight his purported anti-Israeli views, it would be fair more appropriate to state the Israeli's government's opinion of him, for example citing from Response of Israel to the report submitted by John Dugard, because that is their official position and not a magazine editorial or your own commentary. --  Netsnipe  CVU  (Talk)  08:56, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

CVU signature

The problem is that there have been very recent issues with long signatures (see Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Tony Sidaway 3), and having a three-color customized link with an apparent endorsement from CVU sends the wrong message of the CVU organization and its members. At least wait until things calm down a bit. Tito xd(?!?) 06:43, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

Urk. I actually came to suggest something very similar, that you consider shortening your sig a bit.
brenneman {L} 07:32, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
<span style="border: 1px solid #003333;">[[User:Netsnipe|'''''<font style="background:#003333" color="#FFFFFF"> Netsnipe </font>''''']] '''[[Wikipedia:Counter-Vandalism Unit|<font color="#b34040">C</font><font color="#66b38c">V</font><font color="#408cb3">U</font>]] [[User talk:Netsnipe|<font style="background:#FFFFFF" color="#003333"> <sup>(Talk)</sup> </font>]]'''</span>
 Netsnipe  CVU  (Talk) 
Maybe try...


Netsnipe (Talk) 

Both of the above cut your sig length by around 60%. - brenneman {L} 07:32, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

  • The reason I added "CVU" to my signature was to promote the page so that new Wikipedians clicking on my signature will realise that there are lots of tools out there to help in the fight against vandalism (and subtly intimidate the casual vandal on their talk page at the same time). Unfortunately it is a bit long, so I guess I'll have figure out how to shorten it further or just give it up. --  Netsnipe  CVU  (Talk)  09:02, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
    You could simply make a CVU link prominant on your user page? Also, all the cool kids have their user-pages redirect to their talk, or simply leave it out of their signature. that would perhaps leave room for your CVU link if you decide you've got to have it. - brenneman {L} 09:19, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
the length of your sig makes it difficult to process AIV requests amoung other things.Geni 10:16, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

Satchel Cohen hoaxer

Thanks very much for the barnstar. Team work or what? I was amazed at the complexity of it, and the synchonicity of its discovery. Reference: Tyrenius/Satchel_Cohen_hoaxer -- Tyrenius 14:26, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

You're welcome. It was amazing how a few user's nagging suspicions dug up an army of sock puppets. Nice work indeed. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  16:18, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

Domain kiting

I'm not the owner of im just a member of there forums, i think it would be suitable to let people know that there are people out there trying to stop domain kiting, and your getting in the way. this isn't advertising its letting people know that someone has made a website just to prevent domain kiting, bob parson has linked to and so has many other site owners, i just thought this would be yet another good oporunity to let peopl eknow of there service as many people feel stongly about this such as bob parson. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mattonline (talkcontribs) 15:26, 3 July 2006 .

My apologies. I noted the reverts made by other editors and assumed it was spam. I've removed your warning. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  15:31, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
Please do not listen to him. A quick WHOIS lookup says that Matthew Smith is indeed the owner of Spammers are liers, nothing new. Haakon 15:35, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
The forum at, though empty doesnt seem to promote the practice. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  15:38, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
That's not the point. Matthew Smith (User:Mattonline) is provably the owner of despite his claim that he is not, and he is using Wikipedia to promote it (i.e., spam). Haakon 15:42, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
Good point. Feel free to throw the book at him yourself. I'm busy dealing with a Pro-Palestine POV editor right now. *sigh* --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  15:44, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
You are a braver man than I. :-) Haakon 15:47, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
Well without a few battle scars here and there, how else am I ever going to be approved as an administrator? = P --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  15:49, 3 July 2006 (UTC)


I appreciate your help with SkyEarth and his or her edits to the NYT article. I'm happy that he or she registered and seems to be willing to talk. Let's not scare away our new friend. :) --ElKevbo 16:04, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

You're welcome. On that note, did you delete the initial talk page I created for SkyEarth (which was filled with scary 3RR and comment4 warnings) or did I close the tab without realising it? = ) --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  16:15, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
You must have not posted it. No big deal - I've done it before (and had the same "Hey! Did that jerk just delete my additions??? Oh, wait a minute.... Oops." reaction a few times). :) --ElKevbo 17:02, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

Toxic causes of Parkinson's Disease

Hi Netsnipe, I was just wondering if you might be able to check out the discussion page of parkinson's disease and take a look through the edit history. Myself and some other editors have been having great problems with a user originally identifying himself as General Tojo who does in fact own the site to which the links on the new page are all linking. He has been banned for vandalism, offensive user name, and sock puppetry and has been known to describe himself as a doctor or academic in his sockpuppet accounts. The MO and rationale for making the new page fit with his pattern of offending and I've added it to

Would be grateful for your input, many thanks --PaulWicks 16:38, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

I think you may also want to reconsider relisting the article for deletion, since this article was created by a sock puppet. The content in this article is already in the main article, and I suspect that this article was created for the purposes of promoting this puppet's forum. Andrew73 16:51, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
Wow. I'm so confused. What on Earth is going on here? What's the agenda of this purported sock puppet? --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  17:08, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
That's a good question. He certainly is quite tenacious at posting under various guises in Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease, as well as for making colorful commentary as both God [3] and the Antichrist [4]. Andrew73 17:16, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
I initially thought he was all about pushing his website and his invention, this treatment for Parkinson's Disease called dopavite. Watching his comments, though, he claims to be an expert in just about every field, including, if you look at some history on the PD talk page, Korea, after I made a remark about his apparent bigotry. He's belligerently defensive, and has been physically threatening to Paul Wicks. I don't know what to make of him now, but I'm beginning to have serious questions about his mental stability. There's a wiki page on cranks, isn't there - I guess that may be where he fits best, but I just wish he would vanish; he's a real vandal. --Dan 20:24, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
You wrongly acuse me of bigotry - implicitly towards Koreans. What do you expect me to do given my lengthy interest in all things Korean - say nothing ? So what do you do ? You give up with bigotry and instead go on to "belligerently defensive". And unlike other people, I don't assume expertise in Korea merely because I have a lengthy and strong interest in Korea. I leave that to the Trolls. You'll never see me adding to the Korean pages. Physically threatening to Wimpy Wicks ? You've made that one up. Wimpy would be frightened of me if I just stod in front of him and did nothing.
So its mental instability now is it ? You obviously don't know when somebody is winding you all up. I'm having a laugh. It's hilarious watching you all run around in circles, still not year realising that there's not a single thing you can do about it. Having little discussions about what you might or might not add, even though I will ensure that it is all eventually wiped out in its entirety.
Vandalism is when somebody is destructive. If you examine the PD site you will find that I put most of it there. That's being constructive. You are the vandal, wiping out Parkinsonism disorders and toxic disorders. You PD novices should leave the site to those that really know the subject and care about it.
As for Sock Puppets, you've missed a lot and got some wrong :
You'll have to be more careful
--General Tojo....... 20:51, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

I've put full protection on that article; and there is an afd in progress as you know. WP:AIV is only for reporting obvious vandalism that needs swift action, thus my delisting of Todd_50 (and yourself) from that page. Please list any additional information on WP:ANI. — xaosflux Talk 14:02, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia works by building consensus. This is done through polite discussion and negotiation, in an attempt to develop a consensus regarding proper application of policies and guidelines such as Neutral point of view. On the other hand you refuse to work together with anyone and insist on perpetuating bad will by constantly reverting and deleting in subects you know nothing about. You are persistently negative. If you revert you claim that you are acting properly. If others revert you describe it as vandalism. That is obviously selfish and double standards. Your claim of an alert was totally dismissed. You should start being constructive and stop interfering with the work of people that are constructive, otherwise you will find yourself in a great deal of trouble. I will be checking your actions in order to see if you have started acting reasonably. --Todd 50 14:06, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

I am working together with people. How else do you explain why there are so many editors making sure you don't keep selfishly misrepresenting dopavite as an effective treatment for Parkinson's disease when there's no one else in the wider medical community supporting it? The lack of results from dopavite+parkinson on Google makes it apparent that your view is not yet accepted by the wider medical community. Neither myself or any other editors you have hypocritically declared war against will allow you to turn Wikipedia into your own personal advertising forum. Wikipedia is not a battleground, and you clearly are the incivil one through your constant insults, threats and use of sock puppet accounts in order to cause maximum disruption on Wikipedia. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  14:55, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

It's a pity you have no regard whatsoever for the facts. You either don't know them yet assume them, or you blatantly misrepresent them :

1. On the Parkinson's Disease Forum there are hundreds of pages. Only one sentence on only one page even mentions it. One sentence out of hundreds of pages !!! Hardly a promotion or advertising campaign is it ? More mention is made of hundreds of other subjects. So to claim that it is even being promoted there is absolutely garbage.

2. Misreprenting it ? Everybody without exception that has persisted with its use has continuously reduced their symptoms. There are already people that have rid their symptoms. Given that you know nothing whatsoever of its use, you have just assumed what you choose.

3. No one else in the wider medical community supporting it? - One of the largest and most prestigious hospitals has already begun using it, and has very enthusiastically arranged for a large clinical in order to prove what has already been seen. The project has the backing of the Parkinson's Disease Society. Copies of the biochemistry and formulation have already been asked for and seen by numerous people at the top of the medical establishment. You really naively think that everything that goes on in the medical world can be found with a Google search, and that everyone knows what everyone else is doing.

You have deliberately lied by claiming that I am solely advertising it on Wikipedia. The toxic causesof Parkinson's Disease. What has that got to do with Dopavite. It wasme that listed all of the dopamine agonsist, forms of L-dopa, Mucuna Pruriens, the incidence of Parkinson's Disease. These have nothing to do with it. So you're a liar.

There are a few people on the PD page with real ego problems. The know next to nothing about the subject, yet they want to impose their ignorance on people. They simply don't want me to be there because I can point out how false their "contributions" are.

You complain of the use of Sock Puppets. My user name was banned in breach of Wikipedia Guidelines. How else do I get around that misconduct without the use of SP's ? What you want is for me to add nothing - no genuine name, no SP, nothing.

YOu have double standards. If you revert that's OK to you, but if I revert that's vandalism. You claim I don't discuss, yet when I discussed it was ignored. Despite having no answers they just carried on with what they wanted to do anyway. Othersdon't discuss or verify yet you say nothing at all.

Get yourself a sense of honesty and reality.

If you treat people badly they will act badly. Eventually, it will become very apparent to everybody involved how much better off they would have been if they had not acted so selfishly and dishonestly.

--Todd 51 15:45, 8 July 2006 (UTC)


Thanks! I've added it to my awards page. :) Again, thank you. Yank sox 20:55, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

Baker Street Irregulars barnstar

First design items that came to mind were a deerstalker cap or a calabash pipe. Don't know atm if a PD profile of Holmes exists. :) --DarkAudit 22:17, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

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I have started reverting everything you have ever added to Wikipedia from the outset. It is not being done by obvious means. A large variety of names will be used. Instead of being obvious by just reverting, the actual wording is being changed bit by bit. This will teach you to avoid reverting my contributions based on your own personal malice and emotional inadequacies. This will go on for several days at a time, and will be resumed every time you revert what I have added. Rather than care about adding information that is useful for people, you obviously only care about your own self sentred ego. --General Tojo 2 14:29, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

RE: Beware of Bio Doc

Thanks. As you'll have seen, I became aware of this editor last night - but the extra info is appreciated. Cheers TigerShark 19:56, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

White (people)

Thanks for your message. May I recomend, however, that you compare the edition that is being put up by Yukirat. He deletes content which on top of being sourced, also has consensus in talk. The content which continues to be deleted was not contributed and researched by me, but by other users. Personally, I don't agree with much of it, but it has been sourced and they have their references.

I have already put a complaint against the users constant use of "that's anti-White" as his sole defense for deletion of sourced content. If he want's to make allegations (and I've evven asked the user to define what to him constitues "anti-White") then he has to back them up. I am not the first user, you can see the talk page, that has asked him to explain himself and all that is given back is either silence or more one sentence replies stating over and over again "anti-White", "controversial", "hate", but not once define or explain what or why they are so. Al-Andalus 07:54, 9 July 2006 (UTC)

Could you guys please take it to Wikipedia:Requests_for_mediation? The issue has gotten too contentious to be resolved mutually by the talk page now. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  07:58, 9 July 2006 (UTC)

It's not solely about "anti-White" although some of Al Andalus' edits clearly fall in this category (i.e. Irish, Italian, Eastern Europenas for example), the biggest issue is his mass reverts of others' work with no discussion. I haven't seen one comment of substance on the Discussion Page by Al Andalus to substantiate any of his reverts of others' contributions.Yukirat 08:18, 9 July 2006 (UTC)

Why did you remove my changes?

Stop messing with my posts. They are not vandalism and I insist that you leave me and my posts alone.

"Any good-faith effort to improve the encyclopedia, even if misguided or ill-considered, is not vandalism. Apparent bad-faith edits that do not make their bad-faith nature inarguably explicit are not considered vandalism at Wikipedia."

hey mass reverts of other peoples work.. you do that too, dont you? stop it! — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).

Statements of opnion, without any basis in fact, like:

'...mixing of the races produces inferior offspring that are less well adapted and posses fewer dominant expressions of the adaptations that nature pressured us to evolve

...are vandalism. --Killfest2 11:56, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

I revert your edits because they all violate the core policy of Wikipedia:No original research. So until you can find yourself some reliable sources to cite from, and also stick to Wikipedia:Neutral Point of View as well, don't expect any of your contentious edits to last very long on Wikipedia. If you don't like it, you can start the Wikipedia:Resolving disputes process; but I can guarantee you that as long as you ignore Wikipedia policy, you won't get far with anyone there either. PS: Please get yourself an account and sign your own posts.  Netsnipe  (Talk)  12:18, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

My hovercraft is full of eels

Hi Netsnipe. As I understand it, User:General Tojo is blocked/banned. Looking at his behavior (including threats to other editors, vandalism, foul language, sockpuppeting, etc.) he fully deserves it. Hence I blocked him. I do not believe him to be suddenly reformed, and I don' think he should be allowed to edit like nothing happened. So far I have not heard anything from him like an apology, or a promise to behave better. Hence I stand by my block. (Of course, I won't start weel warring about it ;) Hope this answers your question, and thanks for contacting me on my talk page. -- Chris 73 | Talk 13:25, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

FYI, while I was typing this he made another sockpuppet impersonating another user (User:PaulWicks.) -- Chris 73 | Talk 13:28, 10 July 2006 (UTC)
Yeah. I saw it too. General Tojo has become a quagmire, hasn't he? --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  13:38, 10 July 2006 (UTC)
Do you still think giving him a chance would work? He continues his threaths ([5]). Personally, I think it will be a waste of time, but if you believe it may work, be my guest and unblock the eel thingie. -- Chris 73 | Talk 13:44, 10 July 2006 (UTC)
From now on, I'll be waiting for him to make the first move and only then with a lot of salt. General Tojo is probably a lost cause. Thank goodness there's a whole army of editors watching out for him these days. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  14:08, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Listen up Mr. Snipe

I have no desire to be involved in your community. I do NOT enjoy going back and forth over stupid comments or to educate individuals such as yourself. I was, and still am trying to post factual information that people have a right to know. If you disagree with something I've said, we can discuss it but YOU are the one who is vandalizing my comments.

Here is the post that I made for TigerShark and it applies equally to you so read it and STOP messing with my posts:

"vandalizing and/or trolling by inserting racist nonsense"

Obviously you don't know Wikipedia guidelines at all.. it's not vandalism. You are vandalizing my comments, repeatedly and need to be stopped. Just because you are ignorant of genetics does not give you the right to vandalize that which you don't understand.

You want me to prove that a mixed race individual does not posses an optimal proportion of dominant evolutionary adaptations? that's silly. please consult someone with knowledge of genetics before you make any changes to my posts, then cite who disagrees, what they disagree with and their qualifications otherwise YOU are the vandal.

I suspect that someone with the name TigerShark, is a 14yr old white kid who does not have a high school education but has managed to get admin rights on a website because he does not have real people skills.

Further, racism is ok. It's ok for black people to support each other. It's ok for Jews to support each other, it's ok for women to support each other AND it'd ok for WHITE MEN to support ourown kind. Racism, is historiclly part of humanity. If you think you are not racist, you simply don't know yourself. Ask an adult. You are full of prejudice, just as my comment about your name and who I think you are from your name.

What I am saying in my posts, is factually valid, is intended to help people understand the need to preserve our naturally selected heritage. YOU are trying to destroy what nature has created by endorsing a racist agenda of self hate and self destruction. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 19:42, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Please note that not once have I issued you with any vandalism warnings unlike TigerShark. I have been issuing you with Neutral Point of View (NPOV) warnings. I am not vandalising those articles which you have edited, but I am removing unverified comments. So either you start citing from Wikipedia:Reliable sources in order to abide by Wikipedia:NPOV or you can risk longer bans since you are refusing to be a cooperative member of the Wikipedia community. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  19:49, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

What would you like verified?

What does NetSnipe want me to provide documentation of? are you sure, that you simply don't like/agree with the message and that this has nothing to do with facts?

You want me to prove that a mixed race individual does not posses an optimal proportion of dominant evolutionary adaptations?

Ok, here is genetics 101.

or better yet, skip the science and read this:

Here is an analogy, when children fingerpaint with reds and yellows and blues, they take different colors and mix them on the page, when they are done, what color is left? only ugly brown mud and once the colors are mixed, you can never get the beautiful colors back again. This is why adults must take charge to make sure that the evolutionary features, colors and diversity of humanity survive our own ignorance, self hate and self destructive nature. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 20:01, 10 July 2006.

Wait, so you're telling me that Animal husbandry and Horticulture are all lies? I wonder how far human civilization could have come without the benefits of cross-breeding! I now refer you to the American Anthropological Association's position on race: "The concept of race is a social and cultural construction... Race simply cannot be tested or proven scientifically," and that, "It is clear that human populations are not unambiguous, clearly demarcated, biologically distinct groups. The concept of 'race' has no validity... in the human species." --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  20:15, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

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I award you this barnstar as recognition of the fine work you did in trying to explain to about why his posts on genetics aren't acceptable on Wikipedia - you managed to deal with what could have ended up as a huge post-war with a cool head. Thank you! -Killfest2 04:58, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

New Userbox

Ha-ha only serious. I proudly linked this page on several occasions in talk and vote pages for more than a year now. I am also "IRREDENTIST and CHAUVINIST Communist ANTI-ROMANIAN plus ANTI-SEMIT VANDAL", russia hater, anti-Polonist, Muslim terrorist, enemy of free speech, and many other things, but I prefer to announce this only selectively, on appropriate occasions. Otherwise the joke wears out. So thanks, I am glad that my glory finally was confirmed independently, but I am removing the userbox: I dislike any clans. `'mikka (t) 05:59, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the note and the box with the link. I had no idea that I'd reached such a level of infamy :-) I don't use userboxes, but I'll leave it in place on my talk page. The only problem is that Image:Encyclopaedia Dramatica logo.PNG is under a fair use license. As such it can only be used in the appropriate article about the topic, and NEVER in userspace (see Wikipedia:Fair_use#Policy, in particular item #9). Could you find a free alternative or change the image for some text. I've resisted the temptation to be a Bureaucratic Fuck and do this for you :-) Thanks. 07:17, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the heads up. I've picked a suitable public domain image. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  08:06, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for that, speedy work, and a good replacement image as well. Cheers. 08:44, 11 July 2006 (UTC)


How do you create a new userbox? -- Sean gorter{mind a chat?} e@ CVU(U T C)

See Wikipedia:Userboxes#Designing_a_userbox for pointers or just copy and modify the source of any preexisting userbox template you already like. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  08:15, 11 July 2006 (UTC)


I don't use userboxes, but thank you. DS 12:50, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

RE:Bureaucratic Fuck Userbox

Clever, but I'm not an admin. Perhaps if/when I become one I'll add it to my userbox page ;). You know, there are tons and tons of parodies and criticisms of's kind of ironic: the ones that claim to be serious, like Wikitruth, are almost parodies of themselves in the fact that they resort to ad hominem attacks on Wikipedians. I find uncyclopedia's article about NEVER clicking links the funniest. Dramatica seems to be a weird cross between Wikitruth and Uncyclopedia. BTW, it seems your userbox got salted as I was writing this. The ikiroid (talk·desk·Advise me) 14:21, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your supportive comments. I've filed for a deletion review using the arguments listed at User_talk:Netsnipe/User_Bureaucratic_Fuck. Cheers,  Netsnipe  (Talk)  18:07, 11 July 2006 (UTC)


I see now that you're heavily pushing this silly userbox by spamming. Please don't do any more of that. --Tony Sidaway 15:05, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

I was only messaging all the people who were attacked on that Encyclopedia Dramatica page. It's the least I could do paying tribute to their work on Wikipedia which leads to such hate from the trolls. Lighten up by the way. Too much counter-vandalism drives us all nuts from time to time. Anyway, there's no one left to notify. Cheers,  Netsnipe  (Talk)  15:22, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
If as you claim there are people being attacked on an external website, why go out of your way to ask every single one of them to aid in publicising that attack? It doesn't make sense. --Tony Sidaway 15:27, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
I guess my sense of humour is a bit too Australian/off-beat for you. The silly userbox was meant to be a tongue-in-cheek symbol of defiance and protest. We hold our heads up high upholding Wikipedia:Policies and guidelines and won't sunk to their levels of crudeness while all they can do is call us "Bureaucratic F***s" on a poor parody of Wikipedia. It's acknowledging that we hold the high moral ground. I hope you can understand where I'm coming from and I apologise if you've felt offended by it. --Netsnipe 15:48, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Since we hold the moral high ground, I see no sense in jumping down and rolling in the mud with the likes of E.D. --Tony Sidaway 15:52, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

The precise definition of race is under dispute..

There is a lot of misunderstanding of genetics and further there is a lot of misinformation that people spread because they WANT you to think that there is no difference between peoples for a political or social agenda, that does not make it so. Humans share 98% of our genetic code with Chimpanzees, yet that 2% defines our differences and is important as is the difference in the human population, no matter how small the difference.

There are obviously differences in the expressed traits between Asian, African and Caucasian. These are different types of humans, if you choose to call the a race/breed or type it's up to you and it's immaterial. My argument has always been that racial diversity should be preserved which is a more neutral position rather than promoting that race mixing and interbreeding is somehow positive.

You and many people that listen to pop culture may think that by interbreeding you are helping humanity and there are lots of myths about how you will create better offspring; offspring that have the best of both parents. This is just a myth told by people who, are trying to say that people are equal, if different. Yes, people are people as Americans we believe that all people have certain inalienable rights but the best position for humanity is for each of the races to exist, separately to be the best we can. If you truly understand the advantages that diversity offers you will agree too.

I personally breed horses. And this is where I'll start telling you a story: the Thoroughbred horse started out as a mixed race horse. It was based on Arab stock and was bred only for speed for many generations, regardless of breed, the horse that ran the race the fastest was bred to other fast horses. The Thoroughbred breeding book is now closed, which means you cannot breed a Thoroughbred to any other breed, because, ANY cross you make outside of the gene pool will reduce the speed of the horse. This is called line breeding, please read this article as a basic "learn to breed" guideline: Line breeding(inbreeding) is a useful technique as is outcrossing when advantagous to produce quality results, random mixing is like a child finger-painting and does nothing positive.

What Wikipedia has been proposing is that random interbreeding is potentially a good idea and should be treated as potentially positive. Any person who knows about breeding animals will disagree, it's very unlikely that race mixing will result in a positive result unless it was planned for by a geneticist. When you cited the plant hybridization, that's what you were doing citing a hybrid that was designed in a laboratory and there were not human beings or living animals as a result of a genetic mistake. You can't through bad human crosses in the trash like you can with corn. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).

Wikipedia:No original research. Q.E.D. Daniel.Bryant (aka Killfest2) 11:13, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia and free speech

Wikipedia is not American and it is not a publisher of original thought. Reread First Amendment to the United States Constitution, it protects the United States Government from infringing on your right to free speech. It doesn't restrict us from reserving the right to censor you if you refuse to abide by our community's Wikipedia:Policies and guidelines. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  19:59, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Don't be patronizing. I know the US Constitution. And I know the country that developed, built and controls the Internet. You ignored the second half of my statement to try and lecture me when you are the one using the Internet that we built, don't try and lecture us. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 20:05, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

My god lord, thank you!

I found out about, because you put a message on one of the admins wikipages which I have clashed with several times.

I couldn't stop laughing. Being on admins shit list for the past few months (my block log), I absolutly love

Thanks a hell of a lot. You made my month. Travb (talk) 10:50, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Actually, I intended the B.F. Userbox to be a symbol of our defiance against the onslaught of insults we keep getting from trolls and vandals for reverting their changes and deleting their articles on non-notable topics. So don't expect me to be any friendlier than any other admin/editor if you break the rules. = P --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  10:53, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
Regardless, it was funny as hell. I didn't see your name on the page. Maybe I didn't look hard enough, or you are an asparing Bureaucratic_F**k who hopes to someday be like the Bureaucratic_F**k's listed on encyclopediadramatica? :) (I don't mean this in a mean way--just in a joking way-- sorry if it comes out this way, I don't know you from Adam, you are probably a really nice person).
Temporarily surprising that you are one of the admins, but your reaction is one classic way people cope with severe criticism. Mock the criticizers.
I made my own template, based on yours:

User:Travb/Some argue

You wrote: So don't expect me to be any friendlier than any other admin/editor if you break the rules.
Ha, Ha. Thats really rich, you are just full of jokes today, that make me fall off my chair in laughter. Of course I won't!! I don't expect any favortism from anyone, and I rarely get it. User:Duk, God bless his soul, is the striking exception. I equally offend everyone here on wikipedia, regardless of race, class, admin status, political status, etc. I would be a fool to expect favortism from anyone here. Ha ha. I am very well aware that I am very, very lucky to still even be on wikipedia.
Thanks again, for the great laugh, twice.
Please note, though, I am troubled by some of the information on It has links to people's phone numbers and personal information. You may be in wikipedia's violation of distributing personal information by adding a link to this page. Please see: Wikipedia:Harassment#Types_of_harassment I was admonished by an admin from posting a site that I did not realize published personal information. User_talk:Travb/Archive_5#Your_user_page I am learning to talk like an admin, so I can use wikipedia policy like some admins (Bureaucratic_F**ks) do: as a weapon. I am still learning, and can't find the policy myself, so maybe you or some other admin can clarify the policy for me :)
Travb (talk) 11:22, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
I'm not an admin, but I hope to be one day. That page from Encyclopedia Dramatica is bit of an in-joke on the Wikipedia IRC channel since that where all the disgruntled trolls goto after they get booted off Wikipedia for the day. I do a lot of WP:AFD and WP:CVU work these days and attract my own share of the hate mail. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  11:26, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
Aspiring admin. Thats cool.
I totally respect: WP:CVU.
I have mixed feelings about WP:AFD because of my list of pages that have been deleted. Two were put up for vote by an obvious sock puppet, the other two by a conservative fair use enforcer who obviously doesn't like me. I find those who vote on deletions to be emotional, irrational beings, what Walter Lippmann called the "braying herd". Many of these deletions give the concept of democracy a bad name. Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Stir_of_Echoes:_The_Dead_Speak and Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Possible wars between liberal democracies 2 immediatly come to mind. I have seen some really excellent articles be destroyed by the "braying herd", POV warriors, and terrible partisans.
But hey, don't worry yourself about some of the underlying, troubling problems with wikipolicy:
  1. keep deleting wikipages,
  2. don't rock the boat,
  3. don't ask too many questions,
  4. don't ask tough follow up questions,
  5. don't question the "cabal" (as some call it),
  6. participate in making fun of those who mock the admins,
  7. send powerful admins little funny templates,
  8. participate in Wikipedia IRC channel,
  9. tell blacksheep like me that you will not give them any favoritism,
  10. always side with the admins,
  11. learn how to harness wikipolicy...
...and hey, someday soon, you too can be an admin too!
Every organization has a company culture: a company culture with written and unwritten rules and mores, which are strickly followed, and those who do not follow this company culture are pushed out, sometimes subtly, sometimes forcefully.
I am willing to guess, with no actual evidence or backround knowledge of who you are, that with your temperment, personality, and ambition to be an admin one day, you will fit in just great.
Anyway, I am rambling. Sorry. I deal with criticism the same way you deal with criticism: I make fun of it too. You are probably thinking: With this guys nasty attitude, I can see why this guy got booted before. ha ha.
Best wishes, thanks for the template.
signed: Travb (talk) 11:44, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
  • Oh the irony. It really sucks to have something you created deleted? Makes you wonder how all those other people feel when you delete their pages?
User:Netsnipe you mentioned you were an aspiring admin. You forgot my rules to becoming an admin, numbers three to five:
3. don't ask too many questions,
4. don't ask tough follow up questions,
5. don't question the "cabal" (as some call it),
Warning: This disagrement with the admins may seriously harm your chances to become an admin.
I am sincerly sorry if I was the one that led them to delete your template. I really loved the template myself. I know in at least one case, those who enforce copyright deleted several photos from another user's page, because I inadvertently led them to this users page. If it was me who led them to delete your template, I am sorry. (Although a tiny small part of me, the evil side, finds just a little poetic justice in it all)
Best wishes Netsnipe, maybe this will turn out to be a good temporary diversion in your quest to be an admin. Maybe you will then have more empathy for those who are not admins, when you become an admin too. I think that is something that is lacking from some admin's nasty attitudes. Travb 14:38, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for not deleting my comments outright. Good luck in your efforts. Best Wishes. Travb (talk) 20:41, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Arbitration request against General Tojo

Hi Netsnipe, I've initiated a request for arbitration against GT and have named you as an involved person due to your involvement in the Parkinsons disease page. Hope that's ok. Paul. --PaulWicks 16:11, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

-sigh- I was only reading the edit history and talk page of Parkinson's Disease a few minutes ago. To be honest, I don't think even Arbcom is going to stop Tojo's disruptions except to ban his entire IP block (unlikely) or go straight to his ISP. I'm a bit disappointed that he started his personal attacks again. It was looking quite hopeful for a few days at least. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  16:17, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
Check the history it was PAULWICKS that started initiating personal attacks. At least get your facts right. --DiamondPlus 16:26, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
It's a bit hard to follow the discussion with the bold text all over the place. My eyes can't handle all that black! = P --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  16:29, 13 July 2006 (UTC)


I did not mean to delete Samatarinism, but I did delete the Bahai Faith because I have been talking to some theologians and they said that some people don't feel that it is possible for them to be an Abrahamic religion since they did not exist until 1800 something? I just did what I thought was neutrel to everyone. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Cutie boy88 (talkcontribs) 01:15, 15 July 2006 (UTC).

Hello. In case you didn't know, when you add content to talk pages and Wikipedia pages that have open discussion, you should sign your posts by typing four tildes ( ~~~~ ) at the end of your comment. You may also click on the signature button Button sig2.png located above the edit window. This will automatically insert a signature with your name and the time you posted the comment. This information is useful because other editors will be able to tell who said what, and when. Thank you! In future, if your edits are reverted (undone) twice in a row, then someone is disagreeing with your statement. Thus you need to resolve your difference in opinion with them via the article's talk page. PS: If you had read the Abrahamic religion article, any monotheistic religion that considers Abraham a prophet automatically fits the definition. Cheers, --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  04:04, 15 July 2006 (UTC)


Hi Netsnipe!

When warning vandals or use templates anywhere exept in the article namespace, please always remember to subst: them - ie {{subst:test}} rather than just {{subst:test}} as this cuts down on both server load and opportunities for templates to be vandalised. Thanks and happy editing! ЯEDVERS 15:50, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the pointer. Now, is there a shortcut for "subst:" itself? 6 more keystrokes is too much! = ) --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  09:40, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

Second War of Scottish Independence

Hello. I noticed your merge request on the above. There is already a seperate article on the First War of Scottish Independence, whereas the Second War of Independence only appears as a cursory sub-section in the Wars of Scottish Independence item. I had, in fact, already announced my intention of writing a seperate piece on the talk page of the latter. It would, of course, be possible to expand this entry; but that would risk making it very long indeed. However, I would rather not continue writing if there is to be any fuss, and would prefer to abort the whole enterprise. I will remove the label and category box you have put on this; but if you feel strongly about it let me know and I will discontinue my work.Rcpaterson 22:17, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

By all means, write whatever you feel like. But please don't expect mergeto or cleanup/stub notices to go away until the article can stand on its own. The notices are really just reminders to other editors to tidy things up should you fall off the face of the Earth mid-way through your work and it never gets submitted = P. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  10:45, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

This is now complete. I was geting a bit worried about length, so the final sections are probably a little breathless; it all hangs together quite well, though. Rcpaterson 03:26, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

A Desperate Plea ???

Hello again. I think, from a casual glance at this page, that you have admin. powers? Could you please have a look at the above headed item on my talk page. I'm fairly new to Wikipedia, and have confined my actions to editing and writing articles on aspects of Scottish history, my area of expertise. I have absolutely no idea why I have been approached by this user, not having been involved in the problem he raises. Many thanks, Rcpaterson 22:34, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

Maybe Netsnipe is on vacation or has been carried away by wolves, never to be seen again.
Therefore, I will answer your question.
He is an aspiring editor, read the above closely.
Hope you get your template back Netsnipe, I loved it, and again apologize if I had anything to do with it getting deleted. Travb (talk) 01:13, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

Well, I just got booted from encyclopediadramatica

Your user name or IP address has been blocked by WKD. The reason given is this: Autoblocked because your IP address has been recently used by "Travb". The reason given for Travb's block is: "fuck off until you learn how to use preview fucktard. I warned you."

What jerks, they are so bitter over there, makes me thank god for some of the editors here. Travb (talk) 01:42, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

IG Farben Building

Hi Mcginnly, I've removed your reference to the "The Pharma-Cartel Is Jeopardizing Your Health!" from this article because that source is also pushing an agenda that is irrelevant to architecture of that building. It fails the Wikipedia:Reliable sources test in my opinion and should not be used. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  13:23, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

No problem. I'm searching around looking for english material to reference (most of it's german which is inadmissable for inline citations) Unfortunately I'd only read the bit applicable to the production of zyclon b by IG Farben rather than 'Dr' Rath's shaking looking agenda. Nice to know people are actually watching content. I'll keep digging.......--Mcginnly 13:28, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

White Tiger

I assume that you are using one of the browsers that cuts off long pages based on this. Cheers. CambridgeBayWeather (Talk) 15:00, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up. I didn't think the Google toolbar/Firefox bug affected Lupin's "All recent changes" tool on rollback. I'll have to take more care in future. Thanks,  Netsnipe  (Talk)  15:41, 20 July 2006 (UTC)


FYI, I have expanded Wikipedia:Long term abuse/General Tojo. Adding his hometown seems to have hit a nerve, since he even vandalized his own vandalism using five different IP's/Usernames. I also sprotected the page. -- Chris 73 | Talk 01:14, 22 July 2006 (UTC)


You mentioned a user box on my talk page two weeks ago. I don't see the box... Redwolf24 (talk) 01:05, 23 July 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/V. Alexander Stefan

Nice job. - brenneman {L} 10:26, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. By the way, I've only started getting heavily into RC/AFD patrol thing for the last month or two. I've got 2156 edits to my name (636 in main) and since you're an administrator yourself, I was wondering at what point before I'd have any realistic chance of being nominated/accepted for adminship? Just curious = ) --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  14:51, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
As the orginator of the now-defunct nomination cabal I'd be happy to look over your edits and see what dirt I can dig up how they look. Have a browse Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Sean Black 2 it's a great example of how the process can work oddly at times.
brenneman {L} 23:41, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

Re: Stefan: These articles seem to have been nominated, but not included in the AfD. Stefan University Press and American Society for Laser Neuroscience. Also Template:Doctor-Faustef-15, Template:Stefan-University-Press-Series, and Template:Doctor-Faustef-11. -Will Beback 20:31, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing that out. JoanneB is getting around to the rest now. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  21:05, 24 July 2006 (UTC)
And thanks to you for ferreting out this mass of vanity. -Will Beback 21:12, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

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Please stop creating new articles for each of the characters from Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! unless you are adding new content that would otherwise make the original article too long. Please also remember to link back to the original article as these new articles make no sense by themselves to a new reader unfamiliar with the TV show. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  09:16, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

Sorry, I got a bit carried away, but I already told everyone on the Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! discussion page, that articles such as Antauri and Sprx are just plain copied from the main article, and shouldn't exist at all. There's not enough material for separate ones and also, the main article is still too short. And since no one replied and they continued to exist, I decided to make the others too. I thought if everyone are OK with those articles, then these new ones shouldn't cause any problems. Sorry ,just lost my cool for a second.T-borg 09:26, 27 July 2006 (UTC)
No worries. Just don't go creating too many separate articles without context. Three of them would have been fine. For example, Heroes of ..., Enemies of... & Other characters of Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! would have been a lot better. The article's title would have provided the appropriate context instantly. Don't forget to use edit summaries, because we recent patrollers need them to figure out what's going on with mass edits by a single user. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  09:33, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the advise. I'll keep it in mind. Again sorry for the trouble.T-borg 09:40, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Missional

Hello, I have a challenge for you on your way to being a future administrator. You have marked a page a few of us are working on to be previewed for deletion. I don't know if you found the content offensive, you wanted to get a certain number of recommendations under your belt, or if you felt like the very article itself was hopeless.

I would like to ask you to advocate on our behalf for time to edit the articles to Wikipedia standards. I have notified the other contributors but I do not know each person's accessibility to email over the weekend.

Then you can "watch it" and if we do nothing or fail to edit to the community will have a very strong case for deletion and will look fair and wise all at the same time.

Would you consider this? --Missions fan 04:33, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

Offended? No, that would be a first! I'm not religious, but I don't discriminate on Wikipedia against those who write about it impartially. But yes, Wikipedia's administration applicants need to have an extensive history of doing the bureaucratic work that keeps this site going, so yes, reviewing articles for deletion is part of the job (and my reasoning in line with Wikipedia policy and conduct towards others will be reviewed in future). Anyway, to be honest I do feel that the article is somewhat hopeless because like Goandtellallyoucan has pointed out, it seems to be reinventing the wheel in that the Mission (Christian) article already covers the topic well in an impartial manner that is to be expected in an encyclopedia. On the other hand, this article appears to be preaching on how best to be a missionary -- not exactly a topic that can be written about objectively since it all depends on how each writer individually interprets the Bible. I simply can't see anyway how any of your writers can convey the information you wish to add to this encyclopedia while maintaining a neutral point of view. Anyway, due to the lack of opinions submitted by other reviewers, I would think there will be at least week before a consensus is reached by the Articles for Deletion team. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  15:32, 31 July 2006 (UTC)


I awarded The Working Man's Barnstar to Coredesat for his tireless work and wisdom on Wikipedia:Articles for Deletion on 16:59, 27 July 2006 (UTC). --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  16:56, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the barnstar! :) --Core des at talk. ^_^ 05:16, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

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E-3 Sentry

You'll need to find sources more reliable than a student newspaper to corroborate any statement that an order to shoot down Flight 93 was given. See Wikipedia: Reliable Sources and Wikipedia:Verifiability. Wikipedia is not a soapbox for conspiracy theories. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  17:55, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for your suggestion but please read carefully, no one has claimed that the E-3 Sentry per se was ordered to do the actual shooting. During operation Desert Storm "E-3 controllers assisted in 38 of the 40 air-to-air kills recorded during the conflict." Lt. Kuczynski's E-3 was flying with two F-16 fighters. The University of St. Thomas newspaper was not alone in publishing the story quoting Lt. Kuczynski. The Magazine of the University of St. Thomas, which is not written by students, also published the story (see the supporting footnote in article). Both publications have high standards for accuracy. If you have proof the University of St. Thomas published something false please provide some evidence. Thomist 18:31, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

Dear Netsnipe:

You recently wrote at the E-3 Sentry article page after your edits, "E-3s are unarmed, so this source is highly doubtful. Please find more sources to corroborate."

I requested that you please read carefully. No one at the University of St. Thomas nor Lt. Kuczynski, quoted in University publications, has claimed that E-3's are armed. The fact that the E-3 is unarmed casts no doubt whatsoever on the fact that the pilot of the E-3, a plane which coordinates battle commands, said he "was given direct orders to shoot down an airliner." You are conveniently ignoring the fact that Lt. Kuczynski's E-3 Sentry was accompanied by two well armed F-16 fighters. Two university publications have published these facts on two different occasions. These two university publications are within the standards of Wikipedia reliable sources. If have some actual evidence that the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) is a "highly doubtful" source please present it. The fact that the E-3 is unarmed is not in dispute and irrelevant to the facts established by the University of St. Thomas. Thomist 21:04, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

Really? Because YOU wrote, "USAF First Lieutenant Anthony Kuczynski piloted an E-3 Sentry near Pittsburgh on September 11, 2001, when he was ordered to shoot down an airliner."[6] C56C 07:10, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

The quarterly Magazine of the University of St. Thomas is the source article and not known as a journal for "conspiracy theory." I recommend reading the article or the related article that was published by the University of St. Thomas online in The Aquin. I think it is unfair to dismiss articles published by a respected university as "conspiracy theory" unless you have some source to demonstrate that the infomation in the articles is not based on the facts. Thomist 17:17, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

How come no else from that flight crew apart from Lt. Anthony Kuczynski has talked about it? Why hasn't he approached the mainstream media about it? Since you continue to push this story, you are implying that there is conspiracy theory in that there is a cover-up because this "story" hasn't broken out yet. Where's the University of St. Thomas investigative journalism to colloborate Kuczynski's words? One person's interview in a student newspaper still does not make a Reliable Source in my opinion. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  05:56, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

Dear Netsnipe:

I do not know if someone other than Lt. Kuczynsky has talked about it. Most people don't know he talked about his experience.

You ask, "Why hasn't he approached the mainstream media?" Do you know that he hasn't?

I am not pushing any story nor am I implying there is any conspiracy theory. I was only sharing the facts as I found them. I had originally posted another source, the University magazine in addition to the student publication. The reference to the magazine has been repeatedly taken down. Only the student publication is online. I think the university magazine carries more weight since it is produced by professional rather than student journalists.

As for why the story did not make the mainstream I do not know. The mainstream press cannot report everything. The article was a local news story about a ROTC alumnus who told his story of being an E-3 Air Force pilot on September 11. I found it interesting that the order was given to shoot down the plane, even if it was not actually shot down. It makes one wonder, who gave the order? At any rate I see no reason to dismiss a story from a university simply because it was a local and not a national story.

I would like to ask if you could help me. I resent user C56C putting the headline "Conspiracy Theories" on my talk page as if awarding me a label that I am some kind of "nut". You seem knowledgeable about Wikipedia since you advised me about archiving. How does a person properly get a rude insulting label that invites prejudice removed from their talk page. Thank you. Thomist 14:11, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

Possible sockpuppet or plain old troll...

Hi, I'm not sure but the user [7] seems to be making a few ridiculous additions to various articles. I wonder if you could check them out please? -Mirjay 18:16, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

A sock puppet is where an user edits under more than one account. I don't see any evidence of that. All I see is a anonymous IP who's unfamiliar with Wikipedia:Neutral point of view rules and committing borderline vandalism. Just follow Wikipedia:Vandalism for instructions on how to deal with such cases in future. Just curious, but why are you asking me for help? I'm not an administrator and I don't think I've chatted with you before. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  18:37, 6 August 2006 (UTC)
Hi, thanks for the anti-vandalism link. I simply asked 'you' to look into it because you dealt with a sock puppet that was imitating various users and posting remarks under their id's, me being one of them. -Mirjay 04:32, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
Oh I just noticed your addition to my talk page! Thanks for the "Welcome to Wikipedia" message and the useful links - it's great to have them all in one place. I tend to get completely lost when I search for such articles. :) Mirjay 04:49, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Girl Authority

That IP you just warned at Girl Authority? I blocked him for a day. RyanG e rbil10(The people rejoice!) 06:57, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

I think you'll need to semi-protect the page for 24 hours. I think a forum somewhere issued a challenge. *sigh*. There's just too many IPs all doing the same thing on it to be the usual vandalism. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  07:00, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
One step ahead of you. I sprotected it. It makes me feel warm to know I ruined their fun :) RyanG e rbil10(The people rejoice!) 07:05, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
Thanks so much for blocking whoever it was that was posting all that junk. It really makes me feel bad when people like that try to destroy others' hard work like that. When I saw all that stupidity posted, I wanted to give the vandal a piece of my mind, but decided against it. It probably wouldn't have made much difference. And anyway, if the vandal dislikes Girl Authority that much, then maybe he or she should create an anti-Girl Authority website. But hopefully, it's all over now. So thanks again! Fanficgurl 5:17. 8 August 2006 (UTC)


Hi Aferwerda, just a note that the 365mag article currently reads like an advertisement and does not cite any third party references or sources. Please see Wikipedia:Neutral point of view and Wikipedia:Notability (web) for notes on how you should improve this article or else it may be nominated for deletion by other editors for not complying with Wikipedia standards. I'll be glad to help you if you have any queries, just leave a reply under my message on this page. Thanks,  Netsnipe  (Talk)  13:24, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

cheers mate, I will edit it so it is more objective. Thanks for the comment. regards from Amsterdam, A — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Aferwerda (talkcontribs) 14:25, 7 August 2006 (UTC.


Thank you for tagging all those copyvios! Keep 'em coming and I'll delete them. --Fang Aili talk 14:26, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, I'm going insane having to tag all of them. Could you please keep count of all db-copyvios I've filed so far? They're all by Paul Arnott (talkcontribs) whom I going to be warning with a two-by-four at this rate. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  14:40, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
I just warned him again. If he creates another one I'll block him. You can look at my delete log, and all the "A8"s are probably ones you tagged. --Fang Aili talk 14:42, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Liner Notes

Thanks, I wasn't sure if I could put them up or not. --Gth0824 15:40, 7 August 2006 (UTC)


A redirect to Pixar is bit of a stretch. It's more like typosquatting to me since Paxar has nothing to do with Pixar. I'd rather you delete Paxar and protect it from recreation. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  16:21, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, you're right. I've deleted it, but I'd rather not protect it--I try not to protect pages unless it's absolutely necessary. This is so that if someone wants to create a legit article, it's possible. Let me know if it's recreated again with the copyvio info, and I'll protect it then. Thanks for writing me about this. --Fang Aili talk 16:26, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

National Resource Center for Health Information Technology

Please rewrite this article to comply with Wikipedia's Neutral Point of View policy or else it may be nominated for deletion in the near future. It currently reads like a self-promotional mission statement rather than an encyclopedia entry. If you need help, please leave a message on my talk page. You have also failed to provide any context to readers who are not American. Please remember that Wikipedia is an international project. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  19:12, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the note; does this look ok? --Kawanazii 19:27, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
Yes it does now. Thanks for listening. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  20:11, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

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J. G. Sandom

I've noticed that your username is Sandom and that you are editing an article about yourself. That poses a huge problem as the Wikipedia:Autobiography guidelines strongly urge you not to write about yourself in Wikipedia as it poses significant conflict of interest and neutral point of view problems. Please be VERY careful about our neutral point of view and vanity policies as linked at the top of this page as breaching them will result in your autobiography being nominated for deletion. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  17:52, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

After viewing a "Requires Citation" note on the entry for my name (following an entry disagreement with Fang!), I tried to insert the proper citations but was unable to operate the footnote function properly. Can you help? I can send you the edited page with the citations if you'd like.Sandom 17:58, 9 August 2006 (UTC)J.G. Sandom

Follow the steps at Wikipedia:Cite_sources. I've done so for you already. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  18:10, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

I didn't write this article. But once it was posted, I thought I would update it. And since I saw a note to add citations, I thought I'd try and help out. Was this wrong?

J. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Sandom (talkcontribs).

Not inherently. But some editors (as I did) would have automatically assumed that (the anonymous person who started the article) and User:Sandom were one and the same. Anoymous accounts don't have much credibility around here. But since you've provided third-party sources to establish your notability, then the article is fine to stay. Just don't be tempted into turning the article into your own soapbox to promote yourself and you'll hopefully stay on the right side of WP:AUTO and WP:VAIN. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  18:25, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, Netsnipe. A quick use of Google should validate my pedigree. I have my own blogs/sites to crow about myself. LOL!


Baldness treatments

Er. I understand the prohibition aganst "advertising". But some of the stuff on this page is right out of my work with, no credit given. I would like to be able to cite it. Also, I link to a published paper, the full text of which is on my website.

Peter H Proctor, PhD, MD — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Pproctor (talkcontribs).

Wikipedia has a major problem with Google bombing and a lot of people try to add their own websites to articles to increase their online profile. But seeing as your site doesn't have any ads on them, your intentions are probably more honorable than most others. Feel free to restore your links, but Wikipedia does prefers content over links. Baldness treatments is an absolute mess right now and when I have some free time I'm going to have to weed out half of it since most of it seems to be advertising rather than references to proper peer-reviewed medical journals and papers. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  21:18, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

"Wikipedia does prefers content over links." There seems not to be much consistency in this. When I try to edit the Raymond Damadian entry, everybody demands links (which I give) and reverts what I have written, probably because they don't like it-- I was a witness to the early days of MRI, a very controversial area. Sigh, ya just can't win. Pproctor 21:42, 9 August 2006 (UTC) Dr P Re: Baldness treatment Understand about the advertising business. I have posted a link to the pubmed abstract of one of my published reviews. I may scan it and put up a link. One problem is that little if anything gets published on new agents for hair loss treatment. This is because most everything gets patented. So the patent literature is where to look. Also, the drug companies have essentially abandoned this area because the two approved agents (minoxiidl and finasteride) have not been very profitable. So new studies are mostly absent. As for Google bombing-- I have a couple thousand links to my site. One more or less does not matter. There are a couple from wikipedia, on non-commercial science matters. My understanding is that more than one link from a given domain does not help with Google anyway. Dr P — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Pproctor (talkcontribs).

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Steven Jones

Hi Netsnipe,

Thanks for having a look at the Jones article. I understand your reservations about cutting so much material. I just wanted to emphasize that the two sentences I am proposing are simply cautious about Jones' reputation as a scientist, and the sources that have been cited in the article so far are not a solid basis on which to draw that reputation into doubt. (I hope you will agree that that is what the article currently does.) These negative remarks will, I hope, be interpreted in light of WP:LIVING.--Thomas Basboll 10:13, 7 September 2006 (UTC)


You have been referred to Wikipedia:Checkuser due to the similar editing patterns displayed by yourself and the accounts who "supported" you. Wikipedia:Requests_for_checkuser/Case/Hunter91 --  Netsnipe   ►  14:28, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

i belive you are on some kind of vendetta towards me you have banned any one who supports my campagin to become admin i will not stand for this and as for your allergations i will not stand for it, you have no evidence your claims are unjust and frankly stupid. Hunter91 15:22, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

No I don't have a vendetta against you. I don't even know you or have ever edited any article you've written before. But being an administrator, I've got some experience in spotting suspicious activity, especially the use of Wikipedia:Sock puppetry and Wikipedia:Single purpose account. --  Netsnipe   ►  15:52, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

My unblock request

When I made the unban request I was still blocked. If you want to lecture sometime lecture Eagle 101, s/he banned me and didn't bother to lift the ban at the 24-hour mark. Throw 03:43, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

It's done automatically. The system does get backlogged from time to time. --  Netsnipe   ►  03:45, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

RE: Your comment

Hi, Netsnipe. The only instance I can find which may convince you to reconsider is the King Bowser dispute where a bit of research from me into the word's usage [8] swayed the result of the discussion in my favour despite only having 30% support (proof that decisions on Wikipedia are made by providing evidence, rather than a simple majority). If there are any concerns about my capacity to close AfDs, I'm more than willing to adopt Crazycomputers's pledge of getting more experience in AfD as a user before closing them as an admin. Thanks for considering. -- Steel 09:14, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

User talk:2nd Piston Honda

Nicely done. --Guinnog 23:16, 3 September 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. Could you please offer your opinion of my handling of this incident at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#Duke53 and 2nd Piston Honda? Thanks,  Netsnipe   ►  01:59, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
Done. --Guinnog 07:55, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
Good call. Regards, Ben Aveling 02:41, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

Good job keeping cool and mediating in this situation; especially in view of the not so polite comments made by one party.
ERcheck (talk) 03:49, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

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I, Konstable, award you this purple barnstar for enduring unnecessary abuse on your first day as an admin. Good job for keeping cool and I hope you're not put off in any way!--Konstable 04:56, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
Agreed with the above, good job all around. Take some deep breaths, and the first day will be over soon! ;) Cheers. --P e ruvianLlama(spit) 05:40, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

I also agree that you handeled the dispute well. Good luck to all of your future work! Remember 02:19, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the encouragement guys. --  Netsnipe   ►  12:43, 8 September 2006 (UTC)


Well done on passing your RfA and becoming an admin. Does this mean that you are admin#1001? I hope that you enjoy wielding the mop and bucket! Please ask if you have any questions about the role. Regards, (aeropagitica) 16:38, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. I would be #1000 if it wasn't for Dannyisme's duplicate admin account! Actually, I do have one question for you, what tools and skins do you recommend for admin tasks? Cheers,  Netsnipe   ►  21:41, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

The skin that I use is the default, Monobook. If I use tools, they are VandalProof and Lupin's popups to preview edits made by others. Everything else is reviewing WP:CSD, New pages, new user accounts and AfD pages. That seems to take up all of my time, lately. (aeropagitica) 22:38, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

Congratulations! --Fang Aili talk 14:59, 3 September 2006 (UTC)

I am pleased to let you know that, consensus reached, you are now an Administrator. You should find the following forums useful:

Congratulations on your promotion and the best of luck with your new charge! Redux 19:28, 3 September 2006 (UTC)

Congratulations! - CrazyRussian talk/email 20:25, 3 September 2006 (UTC)

Thats all... just congrats.--Blue Tie 01:48, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

Ditto from me bud! - Glen 03:00, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

Congrats, and good luck. Yank sox 04:00, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

Belated congrats on your adminship. Sorry for the oppose, which, by the good work you've done so far (very very good work), proves that it was probably an error in judgment on my part. Welcome, and look forward to working with you as an administrator -- Samir धर्म 12:37, 8 September 2006 (UTC)


Sorry, Actually I did not wanted to do this. that was just a mistake. I wanted to leave a message but I did a mistake. anyway, I put back his usertalk from history. Evidental 03:53, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

Mechanismtongs et al

Hi. Not hassling in any way, but are you going to be sending the Peter file (talk · contribs · logs · block user · block log) thing to CheckUser, or were you expecting me to do it? If you're going to do it, you may be interested in User:Pak21/JediOrder which is a list of suspected sockpuppets of the Mechanismtongs and his friends in the Jedi Order online clan (for what it's worth, I think there is more than one person here, but they're certainly meatpuppeting as well). Cheers --Pak21 11:51, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the file. I'm going to get a Checkuser to confirm all of this. All involved seem to be wikistalking DarthBinky and Hut 8.5. --  Netsnipe   ►  11:54, 7 September 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for all your help with this. Cheers --Pak21 10:00, 11 September 2006 (UTC)


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Ummm, thanks, but I don't think I quite deserve a barnstar for this particular incident though. --  Netsnipe   ►  18:14, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

Unicode redirects

In Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2006 August 29#Various strange redirects, I thought I withdrew the requests for deletion for (Chinese numberal 1), changing the target from Vertical bar to 1 (number) and (circled A), changing the target to A. They were deleted anyway, and I'm bringing it up on Wikipedia:Deletion review. I'm informing you per policy, as I'm not sure which one of you deleted them. — Arthur Rubin | (talk) 00:59, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Whoops! I saw a backlog in redirects for deletion and deleted the gibberish looking redirects! Look like I screwed up big without noticing the discussions. I've only been an admin for a few days, and I'll start undoing them now. Real sorry about that. Relisted --  Netsnipe   ►  03:05, 8 September 2006 (UTC)
I reverted your relisting. The two under debate where already handled via deletion review so there is no need to relist it. Also, Arthur was only concerned about two of the deletions. The other two you restored he still wanted deleted so I've re-deleted those (see the deletion review page for specifics). Thanks. --JLaTondre 11:49, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Recent indefopenproxyblock

Through the bot readings, I noticed that you unblocked and reblocked (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log) with an anon only block (which was stated in the summary) when it was claimed to be an open proxy. Is it supposed to be anon only in this case? Ryūlóng 08:25, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Hmmm, I thought it may have been an ISP proxy and thus hesitant about blocking user accounts as well from using it, but I've just noticed that it's listed on SORBS. What's the official policy on this? --  Netsnipe   ►  08:54, 8 September 2006 (UTC)
Sorry to butt in, just eavesdropping...If you're not sure if it's an open proxy, you can list it at WikiProject on open proxies for confirmation and they'll then block it. And the open proxy policy is No open proxies. Sarah Ewart (Talk) 16:38, 8 September 2006 (UTC)
Usually, open proxies are indefblocked without any other things (that I know of). But it might not be as bad, just as you said. Still, it's a pain in the ass that tiny countries such as the UAE have such large and dynamic proxy pools. Ryūlóng 21:19, 8 September 2006 (UTC)


wow.. i see TripleH didn't react very well to being banned. Wikipedia IS better without him. Lordkazan 16:26, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Zionism_On_The_Web deletion

Dear Netsnipe,

Thank you for reviewing the Zionism On The Web page, even though it did result in a deletion. Unfortuantly I haven't been on Wiki at all for the last couple of weeks as I've spent the time trying to stop hackers. :/

I had a look through the comments here:

I accept it may be a bit early for a wiki article, though off line the site is now cited and used as a reference point by very well respected organisations and government. I can't provide external reference beyond what I did (though for a site on Jewish issue a top site award from the Jewish Agency probably wan't given the credit it should have been)... perhaps in time someone else will put it back.

Thanks again for reviewing it

Oboler 00:44, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

Nice Cow

Nice Cow, I'm allways fond of Ascii Art. :D DemosDemon (Talk - contrib) 17:40, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

template cite book

You made a minor error. See template talk:cite book --Ligulem 19:32, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for unblocking me!

Thank you for clearing that up for me, quite efficiently I must say as well. --Frank Skilton 05:16, 10 September 2006 (AET)

You're not Naconkantari

Can you read his mind? 08:44, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

Furthermore, you wouldn't have to do stupid things like you did if you had COMMENTED your DENIAL. 08:48, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

You obviously missed the correction made to the unblock template within a minute of its posting. --  Netsnipe   ►  09:33, 10 September 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for replying. Cheers! --Yves Revi 14:49, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

Thanks again. Okay, I'll do it to keep the expansion! --Yves Revi 17:50, 10 September 2006 (UTC)


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Thanks for unblocking me - have a barnstar 19:03, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for unblocking me. I assure you I was falsely accused, never a sock puppet, and you will have no further trouble/requests from me. I would have never voiced my opinion if I knew it could get my entire company banned from a pretty popular website.

Good luck to you.Jackson512 23:15, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

Ibrahim Babangida

--Odediran 00:20, 11 September 2006 (UTC) You wrote: Can you please find more sources on Babangida from similar organisations?

My response: Based on your further clarifications, and because what I am really interested in achieving is setting the records straight about General Ibrahim Babangida, so that his supporters would not mislead the world through Wikipedia, I hereby provide neutral sources which you can use to update the information on

Sources: 1. United States State Department permanent electronic archive:

2. Washington PostBabangida Nullifies Elections:

3. Time Magazine Shamed By Their Nation:,9171,979169,00.html

4. Time MagazineThe Power of Silence:,9171,979098,00.html

5. Media Rights Agenda:

6. Odious Debts But the nation's debt profile rose astronomically during the Babangida regime. There is abundant evidence that these debts mounted rapidly due to the effects of rescheduling during the Babangida years.:

7. Digest Nigeria Yearly Reports during Babangida's rule: 1993: 1992: 1991: 1990:

I hope you will now have enough articles to work on. I will add more later.

Eighth Wonder of the World

Hello. We noticed that you placed an AfD notice on Eighth Wonder of the World but did not place it in the AfD listings. Another user has fixed this process and we would like to know your reasoning behind the AFD. Thanks! ->

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Thank you!

Thank you for unblocking me! I use a computer on a shared network--too bad that "Sally Drizzleschlitz" had to ruin it for all of us. Geriguiaguiatugo 05:53, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Hi, you deleted this article a week ago (that's not contested). It was recreated, still a copyvio, and I've parred it down to a non-copyvio stub. The talk page should explain the confusion and that everyone was acting in good faith. Can you remove just the copyvio version from the history now? Thanks. --W.marsh 18:31, 11 September 2006 (UTC)


If you cannot edit responsibly, don't edit at all. I asked users to rv the honorific and explain to the anonymous user why the reversion was necessary. Instead, you left the anon with no message, much less a welcome. That's unacceptable. freestylefrappe 22:57, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

  • (cur) (last) 05:16, September 11, 2006 Netsnipe (Talk | Contribs | Block) (→Overview - rm honorific. Please see MoS:BIO)
  • (cur) (last) 05:19, September 9, 2006 (Talk | Block)
What are the chances the editor at that anonymous IP would still be around 48 hours after their first minor edit ever? I would have only left a message if I was sure the editor had or was returning. --  Netsnipe   ►  01:55, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

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I thought I left you a message, but I guess I forgot to. Anyway, I responded to your comment on my talk page, if you care. --LifeEnemy 04:33, 16 September 2006 (UTC)


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Good enough?

You said that if I made significant contributions, then I could have a clean slate.

How about this?

Regards, Flameviper in Exile 17:18, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

No. The entire Snapalope article is just paraphrased content from a single website for a marketing campaign. If you want to impress me, contribute some real research to an article. Please improve a featured article candidate or work on a WikiProject collaboration of the week. I'm looking for quality, not quantity. --  Netsnipe   ►  18:02, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

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Deleting talk pages

I didnt think we did that? - Glen 08:59, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

Only in cases of meta:Right to vanish per How do I delete my user and user talk pages? I also indef them so an admin is notified if they return so that their talk page histories can be restored. --  Netsnipe   ►  09:05, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
Ah, learn something new... I have seen other admins refuse to do this even when someone is leaving hence my confusion. :) - Glen 09:08, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
I'd refuse only if they were long-term abusers or sock-puppeteers trying to hide evidence. --  Netsnipe   ►  09:14, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
Like me...(nervous chuckle)... Flameviper in Exile 20:08, 19 September 2006 (UTC)


The reason I moved content from Paris’s heading was because it was looking like a tourist brochure…rather than stating facts about the city, plus nothing has been “removed’, it has just been shortened. The bit about Paris being the center for France’s wealth, well that was already stated in the economy. 12:12, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

You actually removed the reference on France's GDP from the article entirely, if you hadn't realised it. --  Netsnipe   ►  12:26, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
This anon user is the infamous Jackp. If you look at the Sydney page, for months he has been putting precisely this sort of "tourist info" into the Sydney article, the very information he is trying to remove here. The Sydney history page shows he was even adding this type of info to SYdney just as he was removing it from Paris just tonight. --Merbabu 12:52, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

Alfredosolis violating "terms of parole"

So, I'm a big tattletale, but this user has really become the monkey on my back. You had lifted a one-week block on Alfredosolis on 8 September (see here), warning him that "If we catch you uploading images while falsely claiming to have permission, you will blocked for 1 month or longer without parole." Well...if you have time, please look at recent adds to his talk page. One of the more recent is from 16 September regarding a picture of Johnny Depp that he kept re-adding. Additionally, he spends a lot of time creating articles about minor fictional film characters and adds images to all of those (he lists these articles on his user page if you want to check them out). I'm not a copyright expert, so I don't know if they're okay or not. Thanks for your time... Miss Dark 05:09, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

He breached fair use on Johnny Depp again today, so I've blocked him for one week. --  Netsnipe   ►  07:59, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

Jackp sock

The confirmed Jackp sock User: continues to edit after being identified and told to stop. Why isn't the IP being given a longer block? It's obviously tied to Jackp's home, so giving it a long block won't inconvenience anyone else. CRCulver 11:36, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

Hello again

This is Flameviper again. I did some cleanups, I thought you might like to know.

And how many cleanups and such will I need to get back my dignity?


Flameviper in Exile 20:06, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

By the way, I'm not trolling, I seriously want to know. RSVP. Flameviper in Exile 15:14, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
Well since your article contributions so far haven't been exactly encyclopedic so far, I'd rather you revert 50 vandalism edits instead. 50 may sound like a lot, but it won't take long if you use any of the dedicated tools listed at Wikipedia:Cleaning up vandalism). After that, I'll even unban your original account if you want. --  Netsnipe   ►  15:27, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

Monobook misery

Okay...I followed the link you provided to the vandalism thing and was bold enough to attempt making my own monobook.js. However, I have no clue how it works. Can you give me an explanation of what to do?

Thanks, Flameviper in Exile 16:52, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

OK, you've gone a bit overboard with your monobook.js. You only really need two tools for now, User:Lupin/Anti-vandal tool to watch the live feed of recent changes and Wikipedia:Tools/Navigation popups to do reverts outside of recent changes patrol. Install one tool at a time when you need them because some of them conflict with each other. --  Netsnipe   ►  17:03, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

I got blocked because someone stole my name AndrewHavelas and used my IP thts y my name is AndrewHavelas2

UAE proxy block

About this unblock/reblock: Your new block is anon-only, is that right? Is account creation enabled or disabled? Do you know anything more about this IP, is it really an open proxy, or is it just a nationwide proxy for those within the UAE? (I know, ask Kelly, right?) — Bunchofgrapes (talk) 23:02, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

--I live in the UAE, and it is a nationwide IP.. Everytime someone blocks it, I can't edit.  Yu5uF --Yu5uF 19:44, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for unblocking Wikipedia:Autoblock of

Hi, many thanks for dealing with the above block so quickly. It is much appreciated. --Hari Singh 23:07, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for reverting the vandalism on my user page :)

Now my secret desire for the complete destruction of America, as furthered through my efforts in this encyclopedia, may remain a secret from all but the most insightful of users. You have my thanks. :)--BigCow 23:52, 21 September 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for taking care of that. Forever Old 01:19, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for unblocking my IP

Thank you for unblocking the IP :) --Vina 04:09, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

Mine as well! And for the record, my stated frustration was only with myself for being such a wally. - CygnetSaIad 06:53, 22 September 2006 (UTC)


What template do you use for accepting unblock requests? I saw one, and it was rather nice. Thanks, #1001! — #1000 / 20:48, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

{{Request accepted}} -- #1001 20:51, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
/me watches Netsnipe use AWB to replace all my signatures :P Thanks. — Xyrael / 11:15, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
Are you aware that there are two #1001s? (because of an intervening desysopping) -- #795 17:34, 22 September 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for the unblock, I owe you. -Pat 14:01, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

Umm...unblock maybe?

I was just wondering if you could unblock Flameviper12 and Flameviper-you said if I had 50 anti-vandalism edits that you would unblock them (most of my speedy delete tags don't show up since they're deleted content). Thanks, Flame viper (i/ e) 14:13, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

You can go home now. = ) --  Netsnipe   ►  14:28, 22 September 2006 (UTC)


Golly gee willikers! Thanks for unblocking me!

But, um, could you plese unprotect Flameviper's talk page? I'll explain later, but it's a really complicated undertaking that I have brought upon myself. Thanks. -- Flameviper 16:23, 22 September 2006 (UTC)


I should have known that you would have a nice collection of barnstars. Still, I can't resist giving you one.

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
I award you this barnstar for your outstanding administrative work (including getting me out of the autoblocker :))! --Gray Porpoise 02:06, 24 September 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for your help with User talk:Surrealist Movement U.S.A.. The account should remain blocked. I have been a bit busy the past 3 days, but I think it's best that I take over from here, if that's alright with you. I've left some more messages on the talk page if you are interested. Thanks again! --HappyCamper 17:56, 24 September 2006 (UTC)


Ok that is why the IP IS shared since it is a school. --Wicked595 15:34, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

Please stop deleting my user sub-pages

I know your intentions are well, but it's becoming a pain in the ass.

Could you please restore the pages of mine that you deleted? Thanks.

~ Flame viper 16:29, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

I thought you said you wanted a clean slate. So which ones do you want undeleted? Be careful what you wish for. --  Netsnipe   ►  16:34, 25 September 2006 (UTC)
Well, um...I mean, it seemed like the only things you deleted were just things like my old userpage and my talk archives and stuff. I don't think it would be a big deal if people could access a few vandalism warnings on my talk page from 2 years ago. Just as long as none of the restored pages get protected, I suppose I could just put {{db-author}} on any of them and get them disposed of rather quickly...
So all in all, sure. ~ Flame viper 16:38, 25 September 2006 (UTC)
Please provide links to all the pages you want restored. I can't be bothered digging through my log to find what pages you want restored. By the way, you should realise now that Wikipedia:Usurpation is only a proposed policy and it's very doubtful anyone will ever fulfil your request in the near future. --  Netsnipe   ►  16:46, 25 September 2006 (UTC)
Um...I think that you deleted my user page, User:Flameviper12/, there was a lot of other crap in my userspace that got deleted, but not by you. Well, anyways, thanks. ~ Flame viper 16:53, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

RE: Unblock of IP

Hi Netsnipe, thanks for unblocking my school's IP. That vandal attacked me repeatedly, and I had to wait for over a day for an unblock. Thanks again! Cheers --Ter e nce Ong (T | C) 06:35, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

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Thanks for undoing the autoblock of was FAST (under 5 minutes)--much appreciated! And yes, I'm using Google web accelerator--I didn't realize this would result in a shared IP address, though I guess that makes sense.... No surprise that it belongs to the main Google campus/server farm, I'm only 50 miles away, so they'd be routing local 'net traffic through it. JDowning 14:53, 26 September 2006 (UTC)


You probably have this all sorted out by now, but the 'messages' tab does nothing when I click on it. Tom Harrison Talk 16:23, 26 September 2006 (UTC)


Wicked595 here, I was banned a few days ago for supposedly commiting repeated vandalism which I was contributing stuff to articles. What I do not get is I contributed and got banned for vandalism but psychoair does EXACTLY what I did and is thanked? Thats bulls**t. Oh and he is on the EXACT same IP for the school so dont say "there is no evidance that it is a shared IP" because that is a complete load of crap. --Wicked595 19:08, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

Calm down. You were never blocked. I forgot to run a WHOIS on your IP address which would have confirmed that your address was indeed a school based one so "my bad" on that part. However, I also have to point out that my refusal to lift your Wikipedia:Autoblock early was partly your fault for not having contributing more to the encyclopedic part of Wikipedia. I review about a dozen unblock cases a day (many of them of more complex than just simple vandalism). When I see crap like "WHAT ARE YOU WEARING!!??" and "FU SHAWN YOUR A DICK" on your talk page, it's a big warning sign that you're not taking Wikipedia seriously and that I didn't have to take your unblock request seriously either. And if you had looked at Psychoair's block log, I blocked him indefinitely for a few days for vandalising your userpage before I realised I had overreacted. So tell me, why are you frustrated that I thanked him when I was really thaking him for his time reading my big warning that Wikipedia is not a social networking site -- the exact same warning you got! --  Netsnipe   ►  19:27, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

Help Needed

Well I was looking to see if there was a wikipedia page for I found there was not and decided to make it. It is now going to be deleted. So please answer me this.....why do you people say you can make the article for all the view if it is going to be deleted?


See Wikipedia:Notability. Most websites are non-notable. Wikipedia has a certain notability threshold, for many reasons, mainly verifiability. Who can verify (or disverify) the fact that I'm an 65-year old woman from Modesto, California? (FYI, I'm not). But still. If you want someone to help you out with Wikipedia things, I would be glad to lend a helping hand. Just drop me a line if that's cool. ~ Flame viper 17:14, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

User:성혀니 - and your "STOP!" outburst at fellow admins

I thought your bark Stop blocking this user! at the other admins who were simply following policy was a little uncalled for - especially the instructions I given on his talk page regarding the steps involved in getting the name change were:

As he's still editing now well after this 24 hour window was due to shut shows if anything they were following policy correctly, and perhaps you could have been a tad more civil. Just my $0.02 Glen 08:26, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

This guy is a obviously an eager and productive editor. He shouldn't be punished just because there's a backlog at Wikipedia:Changing usernames in processing his already forwarded request. --  Netsnipe   ►  08:28, 28 September 2006 (UTC)
Hmmm... not sure how but perhaps you'd like to reread what I wrote. At no point did I say that I believed that not to be true, or that he should or shouldnt be blocked at this time. My comment was regarding your "handling" of User:Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington and User:Longhair both following policy was abrupt and uncalled for - thats all. Read it again for yourself? - not really the tone to take with teammates, you obviously see otherwise. Tomatoe/Tomartoe I guess... Glen 08:35, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

autoblock fcatch 22

Dear Net:

Thanks for looking in on this one. The block must have expired, because I'm able to edit. Do I pull the request off my user page, or do I await an admin.

For future reference: How am I supposed to copy the block notice when I can't get to the code to copy it? My print screen displayed only part of the message. Your advice would be helpful if it happens again. --CTSWyneken(talk) 10:25, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

You can remove it yourself and please follow the instructions at Template:Autoblock next time. --  Netsnipe   ►  10:31, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

Slander and iniquity from your team

Greetings, however bitter they may be.

Recently our team at Driftwood Entertainment has placed up an artical on James Edward Nolan, Author. We came into conflict with your team as they stated that he was not a real author, because he was published through PublishAmerica. Your representative stated that publishamerica is a vanity press, and a self publishing pay-to-publish press, and therefor J. Edward Nolan had no notable purpose or worth being in the Wikipedia pages. DE contested this matter, and has apparently lost.

We find it appalling that there are articals on cartoon characters of less standing than a human being who has actually contributed something to the art/lit. community. Simply because there's a page on this site that slanders PublishAmerica completely, slamming it at every turn it possibly can, doesn't mean that J. Edward Nolan has not accomplished something great with her own work. Book stores do in fact carry his work, and he does in fact attend book signings, and his sales are incredible. Especially for someone who does his own marketing.

The artical we wrote about J. Edward Nolan on this site, in no way attempted to sell his works, or glorify a cause. It was an informative artical on who he is, where he was born, and what he does for a living as a writer; what he has written. Stephen King has a page.

A fictitious character, made into comic form; Grand Admiral Thrawn, of the extended star wars universe, has a page.

What makes a fictitious character more notable, or more important than a real human being? This character has done nothing, or contributed nothing to society; this character has changed no lives in any way, and has done nothing to perpetuate the art community.

All that J. Edward Nolan does, ever, is try to help fellow artists, and writers. The purpose of his work is then, to push for better exposure for all artists. Who is some rep, in honalulu to decide that J. Edward Nolan is not a notable person, based off of his own opinion alone?

Notability is based on what you do, not who you do it through. If a man does good things, and does well at the good things he accomplishes, then he is a man of notable capability and accomplishment.

There are few fictitious characters in creation that can say the same. DE has taken it as a personal slam this time, as the rep who decided that J. Edward Nolan was neither important enough as a person, or worth an artical. Your representative did so in a fashion all too rude, opinionated, and controlling. The representative made remarks about J. Edward Nolan, his work, and the publisher in question without facts to back his statements, and then deleted the content.

Driftwood Entertainment is prepared to find representation for these matters, as things left the professional realm a long time ago, it seems. The information and slander spoken by your representative is assumed to be the opinion of ALL representatives on wikipedia, and has been forwarded via Email to PublishAmerica. We, at Driftwood Entertainment hope to God that something is done about this before it becomes a greater issue. We have no doubt that PublishAmerica is unaware of their artical on this site, and will be well more than livid about it. We hope we can work out an understanding, and as we asked before.

If there is something we need to add--or leave out--to make this artical on our author work, we will be happy to cooperate. We all work well in teamwork, at DE.

Driftwood Entertainment -- Bringing you Entertaining Entertainment. 22:09, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

So who is this team of yours? -- RHaworth 07:29, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

An apology...

I kind of snapped at you about a month ago and I'm sorry. Actually, I think you're OK... Jcam 09:45, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

User:Tbeatty block

In case you hadn't seen it yet, Jimbo has left a comment endorsing the block. This might be useful as a guide to future actions in these matters. Tyrenius 12:38, 29 September 2006 (UTC)


After having so many admins help me out, I thought "Hey, this is really nice!" and so I thought of a program. Kind of like Esperanza, but waay more hip. It's called Adopt-a-User. Just wondering if it's a stroke of genius or if it's complete crap. I mean, it could use some tweaking but still, it's not set in stone. Anyway, drop me a line. ~ Flame viper 17:14, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

We already have Wikipedia:Editor review and Wikipedia:Esperanza/Programs/Admin coaching if you hadn't noticed. You should introduce your idea to the Wikipedia:Village pump. --  Netsnipe   ►  17:38, 28 September 2006 (UTC)
Hmm...It does bear a resemblance to admin coaching, but it's for new, inexperienced users instead of intermediate, skilled users. Now if they made a program for the next step up and had Jimbo school, then I would be forced to crack a smile :) ~ Fl a me viper 14:42, 29 September 2006 (UTC)


Oh I see. I apologize for my rudeness. I enjoy this site. I go here at school to look up things and read about them since I have found it. I was also wondering how I could help out the site by finding vandals and such. One more do you as well as other wikipedia moderators and admins find vandals so fast? Sorry for the social networking. Only way me and my friend talk sometimes since we have no classes together. We will stop that. Thank you for your time. --Wicked595 — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Wicked595 (talkcontribs) 15:52, September 27, 2006 (UTC).

See Wikipedia:Cleaning up vandalism. PS: Don't sign your talk post manually. Use "~~~~" instead since it adds a link and timestamp for you. --  Netsnipe   ►  04:57, 30 September 2006 (UTC)


Just giving you a heads up, this user is a persistent vandal of Derek Smart and probably IS Derek Smart (Supreme Commander is Derek Smart's handle) - every editor but him considers the content he is continuously blanking appropriate. I've given him test2 through test4 warnings now, but his persistent vandalism dates back far before i was an editor here. Next time he vandalizes i'm going to write him up in WP:AIV. Any help you can give us with him would be appreciated. Lordkazan 18:46, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

My Troubles with Being Blocked

Thanks for the help! --Ottovonguericke 17:36, 30 September 2006 (UTC)


Please modify this template to only use the colors listed in Wikipedia:Colours in order to increase the readability of this template for those with impaired vision and to also fit in with the general visual theme of Wikipedia. Thanks. --  Netsnipe   ►  16:43, 30 September 2006 (UTC)

Not sure what you mean as the nav template in question already is compliant with WP:COLOUR, as it uses colours listed at web colors. //Halibu tt 18:00, 30 September 2006 (UTC)
I was referring to the Wikimedia colour schemes listed at Wikipedia:Colours. The biggest problem is that anyone who is colour blind will not be able to read half your nav template because you've mixed dark text (blue links) with dark backgrounds (black/grey). Please only use light, neutral colours as demonstrated at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Usability/Color. Bright yellow should also be avoided as it's a glaring distraction that is sorely mismatched with Wikipedia's colour scheme. Thanks. --  Netsnipe   ►  18:25, 30 September 2006 (UTC)

Single Purpose Account

So, you are the genius who invented the SPA tag! Could you, as an admin, give me, as an evasive permblocked user/IP who feels treated a bit unfairly, PLEASEPLEASEPLEASE(!) give your opinion as to whether or not it constitutes to harassment of a user (the stated reason for my block by user:Jayjg) to tag him as suspected SPA. The user in question is user:Jakew, I tagged him after having browsed though his contribs. PLEASE answer! 17:16, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

Though there are no specific guidelines or policies on the use of the {{spa}} tag, had you read Template_talk:Spa, you would have noticed that my intentions in creating that tag were specifically for use in Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion discussions where friends, coworkers or sockpuppets are often employed in an attempt to stack "votes". Any use of spa outside this context is extremely hostile and most likely breaches WP:CIVIL in my honest opinion since you are effectively saying that this person should be ignored by others regardless of what they have to say. --  Netsnipe   ►  12:56, 29 September 2006 (UTC)
I see. Well, I had not realised that intended purpose or extent of meaning. I assumed I had appropriately used it. Couldn't have figured it out from the tamplate talk, though. Alright, then. Thank you for answering. 14:11, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

Please see my posting on User_talk:Centrx#declined_my_unblock_request_.2F_any_specific_reason.3F. 18:50, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

Unblock of Wikipediaman123

Er, he made userboxes in the article space. Not the template space, or even his sandbox. He made User Soccer, User Cycling, User Basketball, User Beach Ball among others, several of which were just transclusions of the templates into the article space. Ryūlóng 06:49, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing that out. I've further clarified the reason why he was blocked on his talk page so hopefully this will clear up whatever misunderstandings he may have had about namespaces. --  Netsnipe   ►  07:00, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

Is the blocking admin supposed to be notified when an unblock request is granted? RadioKirk (u|t|c) 17:17, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

Apologies. It slipped my mind to notify you as well after Ryulong asked me about it. --  Netsnipe   ►  17:19, 2 October 2006 (UTC)
No worries, thanks. :) RadioKirk (u|t|c) 17:20, 2 October 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for the welcome info. One question, how did you do the neat little signature thing? SBT 19:39, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

Please see Wikipedia:Sign your posts on talk pages#Customizing your signature --  Netsnipe   ►  19:41, 2 October 2006 (UTC)


Wow, wikipolicy actually change the way I wanted. I am so shocked and overjoyed. Thanks so much for adding the == == to the Template:Welcome...

are you an admin now? Because you edited the welcome template, a protected template. i saw great things in you after your encyclopediadramatica template. Whatever happened to that template anyway? Travb (talk) 19:54, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

LOL you are an admin Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Netsnipe, a [[Bureaucratic F**k! Just shows my guidelines for being an admin really work. Congrats...I am sad that I didn't know about the admin vote--you had my vote... Don't forget us little people! Travb (talk) 19:55, 2 October 2006 (UTC)
Ha! you got back your template too, and you still became an admin, amazing! Congrats again! That is so awesome. Please remember the anguish you felt as a "commoner" when others wanted to delete your hard work, when as an admin you want to delete other's hard work. Travb (talk) 20:05, 2 October 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. But being an admin is no fun at all. There's way too many abusive people to keep track of. *sigh*. --  Netsnipe   ►  20:08, 2 October 2006 (UTC)
I am looking over your election right now--Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Netsnipe--awesome results--I also see in your edits that you were admin number 1001. I wonder when encyclopediadramatica will have an article on you? Nasty website, I have lost almost all repect for them.
One of the four sour grapes User:Cyde who voted against you for trivial matters, in the (66/4/3) election, booted me indefinetly once [9]. Of course, as an admin you are not supposed to hold grudges, being better than us "mere mortals", but I am not confined by such higher standards of conduct :)
Anyway, best wishes, if I ever have the misfortune of getting indefinetly blocked again, I know who to email, since I have brown nosed you immensely today :). Again congrats, you have a good temperment to be an admin. I am glad to see your awesome template is back on my wikiuser page.
Thanks again for chaging the Template:Welcome BTW. Awesome, that is the first time in a year that wikipolicy really worked for me, the first time. If jimbo dies and there is an election to replace him, you have my vote. Travb (talk) 20:26, 2 October 2006 (UTC)
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This is my first and only barnstar I have ever awarded, the title says it all. Thanks man for your awesome work! Travb (talk) 20:28, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

Unblock request

User talk:Aquafish seems to need re-addressing. I tend to think that you were right the first time :D Daniel . Bryant 02:59, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

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Thank You

I would just like to thank you for promptly un-blocking this morning. I was very suprised that anyone responded so quickly. Thank you for understanding and not making the whole process harder. I would also like to say you could possibly be the most famous person on wikipedia. I see your comments and edits everywhere. Also:

Baby sleeping2.jpg If you are interested in adopting a new user,please go to WP:ADOPT.

K.C. 16:01, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

Thank you:)

I know it's been awhile but I just wanted to say thanks for un-blocking me. I am still very sorry for the Stupid mistake I made and I hope from here on out it will just be a thing of the past. Your work on wikipedia has been very, very good. Also Please let me know how I have been doing since my block (Please let me know on my Talk page), Thanks again.--
Sea dog .M.S 21:08, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Long term abuse/Universe Daily

Now who up and protected this page about 16 days after the last vandalization?! Now that's annoying! 13:29, 24 September 2006 (UTC)

G'Day Mr. 68. If you're tracking this guy as well, I'd be more than glad to unblock the LTA report just for you. --  Netsnipe   ►  08:08, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

Protected pages are noxious, and that page has some formatting issues. However the protected prevents me yayaya (Old hat since you asked me about it 1st). There are an infuriating number of such subpages that are protected unendingly because of people who can't tell, or just don't care. EG. Roitr and Bonaparte. Anyway yes I want to be able to edit that page ;D! 02:14, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

I've unprotected that page for your convenience. Cheers. --  Netsnipe   ►  18:10, 4 October 2006 (UTC)
Thanx dude, I'll see what I can do ;D! 21:32, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the unblock

Thanks...that whole "autoblocked" crap was getting old. :) ~ Flame vip e r 17:48, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

PS. And what KC said...most admins are just boring or condescending, but you somehow manage to be nice, cool, and involved with Wikipedia! Holy crap, man, I nominate you for "God of Unblocking"! ~ Flame vip e r 17:51, 4 October 2006 (UTC)


Thank you for unblocking our proxy IP.. --Ian.desouza 19:04, 4 October 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for unblocking me, duder. It's appreciated. Vore tus the Benevolent 21:04, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

AOL Autoblocks/Template

Thanks for your recent attention. I archive all the autoblock stuff regularly -- I have a very long AOL archive which has proved useful in discussion with admins about the ongoing problem, and has even been referenced in sysop/programming discussions. As for your instructions about the template, I avoid templates whenever possible on general principle as I think they are ugly and actually block rather than promote communication. I am no programmer and, as I live with one, don't ever want to be a programmer. So ............huh???? What exactly do you want me to do? Some instructions in non-programmer language please or a simple pointer to the template you want me to copy would be very helpful. Thank you again for your help. WBardwin 00:19, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

Well, thanks for the effort but you didn't really answer the question. I understand all the perameters of the AOL autoblock issue. I've been working with administrators for months, from a users point of view, on ways we can solve the problem. But you said I was now using the wrong template. I'm sorry about that, as it has been extremely useful. Why is it wrong? and where is the right one? If there isn't a right one, I'll go back to my old habit of screaming for help from familiar admins. Or, if everyone has given up on the AOL user problems altogether, I'll edit when I can and go from there. Best wishes. WBardwin 06:32, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

The old way isn't wrong, just clumsy. MediaWiki:Blockedtext now generates the right code for you, so you don't have to copy and paste from your talk page. You can copy and paste straight from the block screen. {{unblock-auto}} lets us unblock you in seconds instead of a minute or two (per case) without us ever having to reach for the keyboard. So when you get blocked next time, just copy and paste what you see from your block message. See here for an example of it in action. Cheers --  Netsnipe   ►  06:48, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

User talk:

Did you mean to remove all the copious warnings that have accumulated on this page (User talk: I would think they should be left as indication of how much trouble this IP has caused. I was going to revert but I didn't want to mess up the current block. Dennypayne 07:49, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

Yes I did. I regularly remove stale warnings older than 4 months for heavily used proxy servers because it needlessly adds more strain to the servers every time someone tries to read or add a warning. A block log is more than adequate for an administrator to judge how troublesome an IP is in these cases. Thanks. --  Netsnipe   ►  07:55, 5 October 2006 (UTC)


Ok I have been wondering. Why is this an encyclopedia that anyone can edit? I have contributed stuff I know about articals. I was then blocked for vandalism for doing so. So why allow contributions when you or another wikipedia staff blocks for it? --Wicked595 15:37, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

You've never been blocked. Your block log is actually empty. It's more likely that you were "autoblocked" because someone else on your shared IP address or proxy server vandalised instead. Please follow the instructions on the block page to request an unblock when that happens to you next time. --  Netsnipe   ►  16:53, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

User talk:

Hi Netsnipe. I'm Wikimachine, and I want to protest in defense of this anonymous user. This user has indeed participated in discussions, as shown here, but he did not sign his name. Obviously, he is new to Wikipedia & does not know many of the features and policies. But he has very strong view. Please undo his blocked status. Thank you very much. (Wikimachine 16:26, 5 October 2006 (UTC))

P.S., how many administrators have reviewed his unblock request? (Wikimachine 16:26, 5 October 2006 (UTC))

His/her block log shows that he/she was blocked for 24 hours on 19:31, October 2, 2006 (UTC) while his/her edits to Talk:Korea started on 21:39, October 4, 2006 (UTC) after the block expired. My observation was correct at the time of reviewing his/her block. Anyway, block log entries are permanent, so there's nothing further I can do. Might also I suggest that you encourage your friend to create an account so that you can welcome them with {{User:Kukini/Welcome}} so that they can be fully aware of Wikipedia policies and guidelines. Thanks. --  Netsnipe   ►  16:39, 5 October 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for the unblock. - Zepheus <ツィフィアス> 18:27, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

Template:Infobox Celebrity

Is there a way that someone could add the fields "Birth_name" and "Alias" to the Celebrity Infobox Template, as seen in other Infobox Templates such as "Infobox musical artist"? Thank you for your time, Smeelgova 20:44, 3 October 2006 (UTC).

Thank You!

Thank you for pointing out the secure Wikipedia link, the problem was resolved by my ISP however before I needed to use the secure version. --DeAceShooter 06:13, 6 October 2006 (UTC)


Hello there. Thank you for lifting the autoblock. That IP address is used by all the computers at my school and people tend to do stupid things on Wikipedia. Thanks again. Boaf 16:39, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

My RfA

Hi, Netsnipe! This is Flameviper. I'm running for admin, and I thought you might like to know. Cheers! ~ Flame vip e r 17:06, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks a lot

Thank you for the unblock. I greatly appreciate it and you have saved me a lot of frustration. Thanks again and happy editing! Wikipediarul e s 2221 19:40, 7 October 2006 (UTC)

For removing my autoblock,

Thank you. You probably won't hear back from me, so good bye.Problems 22:04, 7 October 2006 (UTC)


hadn't even thought of that. Thanks a lot.Infolithium 13:50, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

Removing autoblocks

Just curious: is there some way of lifting autoblocks I'm not aware of? I thought you had to lift the actual numbered block, as below.

06:19, October 8, 2006 Slowking Man (Talk | contribs | block) unblocked #271154 (Username autoblock (from my block))

However, you're doing this.

05:32, October 8, 2006 Netsnipe (Talk | contribs | block) unblocked (contribs) (Autoblock of Adriaan90)

Does Mediawiki lift autoblocks on an IP if that IP's corresponding account is unblocked? If so, that'd be good to know for the future. Never thought I'd go two years as an admin while not knowing something about Mediawiki, but I guess you learn something new every day. ;) --Slowking Man 16:08, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

Autoblock numbers are just masked IP addresses. That's why you need ask autoblocked people to provide you with their IP address using {{autoblock}}. As far as I know, you can unblock using either. --  Netsnipe   ►  16:31, 8 October 2006 (UTC)
Okay, that's neat. Thanks for the help. --Slowking Man 16:48, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the unblock

thanks for the unblock!! :) But can you help me to rectify this problem because I've been repeatedly blocked for my 'ip address'. Is there such a thing as blocking ip address except for those users that have already been in wikipedia for some time and not done anything wrong? — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jikbusai (talkcontribs) 16:34, October 8, 2006 (UTC)

No. There's nothing much you can do since you edit Wikipedia using the same IP with thousands of other Singaporeans on StarHub, and among those thousands, there's a lot of serial vandals on the same network. The only way to truly bypass the autoblocker is to your get your own separate IP address. If StarHub lets you, you can try disabling the use of StarHub's HTTP proxy server in your web browser. --  Netsnipe   ►  16:45, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

Thank you

Thanks for undoing the autoblock of 17:29, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for unblocking me!

Hi, just wanted to say, thanks for unblocking me. Nice to know that someone cares for all the n00bs out here! OscarFish 12:39, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

User Block for rueben_lys

You have declined my request for having the unblock my user id sating the following reasons: "Decline reason: "10 hour block has already expired. Secondly, I agree with Zoe's 10 hour block which was intended as a time out. You simply do not remove tags such as {{context}} that indicate an article requires improvement while you are still writing it. Tags such as {{context}} are there to inform other editors of an incomplete article that they can work on improving. You do not own Raid on Jaffna University or any other article as set out in Wikipedia:Ownership of articles. Even you yourself admit here that the article was unfinished. This was simply a procedural matter which you overreacted over. Zoe (who is an administrator) has nothing to answer for since this was in no way a content dispute. You however, clearly violated the Wikipedia:Three revert rule and Wikipedia:Civility here by threatening to have another user blocked when you have no policy to cite or authority to do so. -- Netsnipe ► 13:28, 9 October 2006 (UTC)"

While admittedly there's no point in pursuing the block now, I

  • a. Find it surprising that you find me as having threatened to block Zoe, where as it was the other way around. I asked Zoe to inform me how I may complain against her conduct which I found confrontational (having threatened to block me)- she did not answer this.
  • b. I was in the process of adding the context (as has been done now) when I was blocked by Zoe.
  • c. The due process, I believe would have been to protect the page.
  • d. You find me as having violated the three reverts rule whereas it was Zoe.
  • e. Admittedly, I over reacted initially to Zoe's edit, but Zoe did not invite a discussion, and essentially proceeded to block me to preserve the page, thereby enforcing her personal viewpoint on the quality of the article. Zoe became involved in an edit dispute (context dispute or not) and essentially enforced her view as to adequateness of the article's introduction, and thus enforced her judgement on the quality of the article.
  • f. I do not claim ownership over wikipedia articles, but find it surprising that an administrator seem to do so.
  • g. Your assertion that Zoe does not have anything to answer to seems to be essentially a carte-blanche to allow an administrator to act in any manner as they may chose without following the wikipedia guidelines that have been laid down. I have been involved in a number of disputes before, which I have been able to settle through talk page discussion.
  • h. Your opinion forces me to cast doubt on your judgement and also calls into question the integrity of Wikipedia's wikiness.
  • i. see Controversial_blocks
  • j. Also see arbitration.

- Rueben lys 17:25, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

After reexamining what I had written, I have to admit that I misread the situation after having my judgement clouded from being infuriated with the notion that anyone would threaten to take anyone to the Arbitration Committee over a {{context}} tag. In my opinion, it's still a spiteful move and as Wikipedia:Resolving disputes states, should only be used a final resort. I respectfully retract my statement and apologise for any hurt caused. --  Netsnipe   ►  17:54, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

thank you

thank you for your assistance. --NDM 20:04, 9 October 2006 (UTC)


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For highly diligent patrolling of requests for unblock and excellent work in putting together the {{unblock-auto}} template which saves busy admins time and blocked editors pain, I'm honored to present you with this Working Man's Barnstar. Just as we must be steadfast in deterring vandalism, we should be equally vigilant in preserving the ability of good users to edit Wikipedia. On behalf of the community, thank you. Luna Santin 02:47, 10 October 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the barnstar Luna. --  Netsnipe   ►  05:43, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

Re: Autoblock message

Ah! I kept meaning to ask you what template that was. Will have to remember that. Luna Santin 06:04, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

Reference suggestions: thanks

Thanks for the input on references on my "eltmann" article. I DO appreciate it. After having reviewed the suggested resources, I remain perplexed on how to do it, and moreover can see no benefit to changing the current format. Perhaps someone else may have the interest and energy to make this change. This is my first article, so I'm afraid I'm not up to speed. Sorry.--NDM 07:49, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

Longcroft School and Performing Arts College

Hello, I am one of the ICT Technicians at the school, and have had to edit the article. If you would look at the Article history you will see that some pupils, who we have identified and excluded from school added obscene remarks about the school and headteacher. I have been asked by the network manager and Headteacher to get the article removed and all history deleted due to the comments made. Regards — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Luke213 (talkcontribs) 13:01, October 10, 2006 (UTC)

Hi again, We have tried to e-mail to the link provided and seem to get an error about delivery. Our e-mail server tells us that it will keep trying to deliver for 5 days, but does not get through. We are very new to Wikipedia and have necer used it before so unfortunatly don't really know the correct policies. Is it possible then, instead of delting, to lock the page from being edited. Also our Headteacher needs all the history deleting from the article, if that is possible. Thanks — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Luke213 (talkcontribs) 13:29, October 10, 2006 (UTC)

I'm going home from uni now. It's 11:41pm here. Could another administrator please take care of this for me in the meantime? Thanks. --  Netsnipe   ►  13:41, 10 October 2006 (UTC)
Will do. Following up now. -- Merope Talk 14:03, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you for giving me this second chance. It really had me worried, but it is a great relief to be back. Once again, thanks. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 20:57, October 4, 2006 (UTC)

Thanks again

You have saved us again by lifing the block. You are definitly the best. I wish Wikipedia would have more of your type around here. Thanks, Coveritus — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 19:55, October 5, 2006 (UTC)

Unfortunate event

Yes, I have looked over it well. I had already stated, though, that I was not the contributor of the vandalism, so it was unnecessary to revert the page. It turns out that my friend, 07p71, has the same IP address and found my password, and thus vandalised under my name -.- Thank you anyway, though, for your concern. -Coveritus — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Coveritus (talkcontribs) 19:55, October 5, 2006 (UTC)

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Thank You Again

Thank You Netsnipe for Unblocking me. im hoping i can become a administrator here will you Help me become one? (I love entei 19:50, 10 October 2006 (UTC))

You've got a very long way to go before you can become one. Please see Wikipedia:Miniguide to requests for adminship. --  Netsnipe   ►  13:51, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

Autoblock to

Thanks! Now I can go fight some vandalism. Nwwaew(My talk page) 13:11, 11 October 2006 (UTC)


You misinterpreted what I said. I was not complaining that I was blocked - I would rather have this school IP blocked than unblocked, as my school is not at all good at not breaking rules. What I was complaining about is that the blocked was increased with no notification; I actually had to go look at the block log to see why I was still blocked. I put up a {{unblock}} message, not to get unblocked (I know I probably broke a dozen rules) but to ask why there was no notification. I probably should have been more clear; my bad :(. Please reinstate the block though, for the remainder of the one month.GofG ||| Contribs 14:00, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

Re: Separating block/unblock on Caction tool

Yeah, sure. It's quite difficult to code for admins without being able to see what they see, both in visual terms and in the HTML, but I should be able to do it. Thanks for pointing it out. (If only an admin would give me their password one of these days!) haz (talk) e 15:06, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

Core's RFA

FYI Hoopydink removed your co-nom support. Surely you don't want to be the first nominator to not support the nominee? ;) – Ch acor 15:11, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

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Thanks for unblocking me,I'll make sure that Mr. Birch doesn't make another name likt that, thanks again EagleEyes 16:13, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

i Have tried

i Have tried to do good at wikipedia like for instance

i Edited the 'AcidBattery Trojan Horse' but the Content was deleted

P.S Can i call You my Friend Here?

Please Dicuss it on my Talk Page thank You


Yup. Perfectly. Sorry this was a mess in the first place. Infolithium 19:21, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

Thank You

Thank You Netsnipe for being nice Can you help me Get my talk page To say (Like Yours) 'to post a new Message click here' Please tell me on my talk page (I love entei 23:20, 11 October 2006 (UTC))

Is it worth it I wonder?

You seemed to me (in the past) a person with real possibilities. Now I wonder as I watch, now that I am no longer willing to put forth any of the hard work way I did before, how you really feel. Deep down, you must feel used by the Wikipedia crap -- (I believe this must be, because I believed in you and still do somewhat.) Mattisse (talk) 00:32, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

Well what can you do when it's one of the world's most popular websites? Just walk away? Not me. I just do what I can to keep the other administrators honest by working Category:Requests for unblock and giving people second chances all the time. --  Netsnipe   ►  08:14, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

Thank you

For your help with my "sleeper account" block. I'll try to be active now going forward. Cheers! -- Jimsurge74 00:59, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

Personal attacks

My post was not a personal attack and I assure you that if you had contacted User: Madhatte prior to accusing me of such you would have found that out. The phrase "Homus Meganogginus" is a widely known term on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt. I appoligize if, as a civilian, you have never heard of this term. It is used to refer to this particular individual's rather unique condition. He is well aware of this and certainly does not take it as any type of "attack". -- User: Trassin 06:23, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

Regardless of whether Homus Meganogginus was a personal attack or not, please do not make such vanity or joke articles to Wikipedia in future since you're wasting our time having to clean up after you. Thanks. PS: Please keep your signature as short as possible. --  Netsnipe   ►  07:14, 12 October 2006 (UTC)


uh-oh.... you should not have undone this autoblock. this thing has beena big problem w/in the past week. Jayjg set it. Could you please unroll your actions for now and talk it over with him? I'll let him know. Thx - CrazyRussian talk/email 12:30, 12 October 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for unblocking me, I can't help the anonymous posters using my IP address. Gronkmeister | Talk/ Contrib 15:56, 12 October 2006 (UTC)


FYI: User:Khukri/templates is currently showing up in Category:Requests for unblock. --  Netsnipe   ►  16:19, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

Cheers for that, I'm trying to create a page to reduce the size of WP:UTM using templates to reflect what is shown on WP:TT. Looking through alot of the templates there are inconsistancies. I re-worked a couple, but soon realised that without a comprehensive page, it would never be harmonised. But 1 page is just too big for it all hence my grand plan ;). Just thought I'd explain in case you thought I was up to any ol' mischief. Anyway how can I get round that warning or should I just nowiki it until I'm prepared to unveil it or it goes live? Cheers Khukri (talk . contribs) 16:25, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

Have you tried using <noinclude>? --  Netsnipe   ►  16:33, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

How's that? (just respond here, I'll keep n eye out) cheers again. Khukri (talk . contribs) 16:38, 12 October 2006 (UTC)


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For diligently unblocking tons and tons of IP addresses and users, and allowing them to contribute once again...I awards you this barnstar!

~ Flame vip e r 17:29, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, but this won't go on my userpage because I already have one for the same reason. --  Netsnipe   ►  17:34, 12 October 2006 (UTC)


If I put the font tags outside the brackets, then the link would still be the normal link colour, sadly. ~ Flame vip e r 17:34, 12 October 2006 (UTC)


~ Flame vip e r 17:35, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

Something is wrong with your user page in Firefox

Works in Opera, just not my semi-recent Firefox. Probably a CSS problem as the quoted part overlaps the TOC, making it illegible. From About Me on down is fine. Mattisse (talk) 18:01, 12 October 2006 (UTC)


Do you want to talk on my talk page? (I love entei 19:14, 12 October 2006 (UTC))

Thanks for the unblock

Thanks for the un-blanket ban. Do you have any info on when the registered-users-unaffected-by-IP-bans whitelist is going to be implemented? — Vanderdecken ξ φ 19:41, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

That's probably what I meant, then. Blocking only anonymous dits from an IP - if a registered user edits from a blocked IP, they can get through. With a 4-day, 20 legit namespace edits saferty margin, of course. Oh well, thanks. — Vanderdecken ξ φ 19:49, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

User:Gerard Doyle unblock

Thanks for this. I know the way he's editing has pushed a lot of people's sock-warning buttons, but I am hopeful that he turns out to be a good editor and learns from his mistakes. Georgewilliamherbert 21:32, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

I would be amazed were that to be the case. I am convinced now that this user is Bridgman, and while he occassionally writes reasonable edits, he also takes every opportunity to push his own view of PD pathology, which viewpoint is designed to show that his invention, viz. dopavite, should work. Even given that, he was banned principally because of his bellicosity, verbal violence, and bigotry toward anyone who expresses opinions differing from his own. To my mind, this obviates anything of scientific value he might say. --Dan 17:48, 13 October 2006 (UTC)


Hi Netsnipe (I love entei 23:58, 12 October 2006 (UTC))

Anti-State.commay need to be Deleted please Check it Out P.S i did not make it (I love entei 07:37, 13 October 2006 (UTC))

Protected pages

Hey. I wanted to upload two images for My Chemical Romance singles but when I clicked on the "nocover.gif" image, it came up with "This high-risk template has been protected from editing to prevent vandalism. Please discuss changes on the talk page. You may use {{editprotected}} on the talk page to ask for an administrator to make an edit for you.". So I placed the editprotected template on the discussion pages. Obviously I did something stupid, lol. I'm new to editing Wiki, so sorry about any cockups.  ViperBlade Talk!! 15:34, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, thanks. I realise what I did now. And thanks for telling me how to upload pics (I actually uploaded two a few hours ago, one for my User: page and one for an album).  ViperBlade Talk!! 15:42, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
Edit: And thanks for the "Welcome to Wikipedia!!!" section on my talk page. A few useful things there. VB

Boxrec Issue

Thank you for your quick response in regards to the Boxrec issue and I hope I am correct in responding to you in this manner, but if I am not I sincerely apologize. I am new and do not know how to contact the right people, but you answered the issue pretty quick.

So now can the criticism comment be deleted since it has been shown that the claim is not a valid one, but instead just a grudge as has been mentioned? you want me to send you the e-mails that I sent to other administrators about the issue?

Once again...thank you for the quick response.

Sincerely, Barry Deskins --Ozzwald35 17:16, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

School block lifted

Thanks a lot Netsnipe! Kuf360 17:18, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

Tibia: Ragone and Pixo

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  • Ragone - The blossoming town of Ragone was dedicated to the fearless leader of the great Boondock Saints during the ancient years of Tibia during their battles against the valient monkeys. During a violent overthrow the town was taken back by the original founders, in the battle known as "The Battle at Aew Mountain" in which many men lost their lives. The town contains many mysterious monsters and creatures that have only been seen by a select few. The brave men who dared to explore into the deep parts of the town escaped with the great riches many men dream about. Smaller villages on the outlying parts of town are in memory of the two famous generals lost in battle: Pixo and Achilles.
  • Pixo - A small village on the outskirts of Ragone dedicated to General Pixo. Only those who have completed the " Treasure of Aew Mountain " quest are allowed to enter. The village of Pixo is prone to multiple raids each day and free items spawning near the depot. The favorite town of most players.

What the bleep is this all about? I never heard of these cities! Could you explain please? — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 17:30, October 13, 2006 (UTC)

Actually, I never added such text. I may have reverted the removal of such text after mistaking it for vandalsim since I don't actually play this game. If you're going to remove information from an article, please state why in the edit summary so recent change patrollers won't mistake your edits for vandalism. I also suggest you get yourself an account. --  Netsnipe   ►  17:39, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

I'm not the one who removed it, I just saw your name on and started wondering.

Commercial vs non-commercial use

Question: If someone wants their photos used on wikipedia for non-commercial use but doesn't care about mirror sites like, what tag does one then use for that photo? Can no non-commercial-use images be posted on wikipedia? bov 17:37, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

No non-commercial-use only images can be posted on Wikipedia. --  Netsnipe   ►  17:41, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for responding so quickly

--Caligvla 06:59, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

Double redirect not fixed yet, actually

{{WOW}} still redirects to {{Pagemovevandal}} which in turn redirects to {{Indefblockeduser}}. Thanks from WikiSlasher 07:11, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

Must have slipped up since I clear editprotected requests in a batch. Fixed. --  Netsnipe   ►  07:34, 14 October 2006 (UTC)


Just a list of all of them, like "colspan" and "border" and such. The ones put before the "|"P eople Powered 11:45, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

User:Gerard Doyle

Hi. You unblocked Doyle, but I (and others) strongly believe that he is General Tojo, based both on the topics he edits and his agressive stype. See for example Wikipedia:Personal attack intervention noticeboard, where he added Paul Wicks, and falsely claims that Wikipedia:Requests for checkuser/Case/General Tojo 2 proves that he is not GT. (See also User:Gerard Doyle and its history). I would have blocked him indef already, but since you unblocked him I wanted to ask you for your opinion first. Thanks -- Chris 73 | Talk 16:48, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

Unblock request

Thanks for unblocking me, but the problem is that I forgot the article I was going to (minor) edit!!!

Can you remember which page it was for??

Thanks --Wakimakirolls 19:48, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

Your signature

I wish I had a funky signature like yours!--B&W Anime Fan 19:59, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

Thank you!

I thank you for unblocking my IP address! Thank you so much! :) Ariedartin JECJY Talk 16:06, 16 October 2006 (UTC)


Do you want me to tell you a funny Wikipedia joke? It's really quite amusing. ~ Flameviper 17:10, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Um, seriously, do you want to hear it? ~ Flameviper 16:10, 19 October 2006 (UTC)


The aptly named User:Dikdik isn't indef blocked - he's just blocked for a week (block log). As he doesn't have any worthwhile edits, and rather a lot of bad ones, I doubt anyone would cry themselves to sleep if you felt an indef block was indeed warranted. -- Finlay McWalter | Talk 21:14, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

University midterm usernames?

I gather you're aware of the 1101name06 trend we ran into, over the weekend. I've heard from one or two via email, and I think I've seen at least one unblock request, all claiming to be with some university midterm project, something along the lines of starting and maintaining an article for a week, for a journalism class. I'm inclined to believe them, I think, although I haven't heard anything from a university address. I'm a bit nervous about a bunch of brand new users with an assignment to make a page (and possibly keep us from deleting it?), but I s'pose that wouldn't be much different from standard operating procedure. Leaning towards unblocking, but figured it wouldn't hurt to get a second opinion. Thoughts? Luna Santin 01:28, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

Checkuser of User:Velebit

Howdy, can you show me the RCFU request that stands behind this claim: User:Pederkovic_Ante? I ask this because we think that there might be more sockpuppets here and there might be another RFCU pending, so we'd like to see the RFCU upon which you acted. Thanks. --Dijxtra 08:20, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

No official request was filed. It was done off the record by Dmcdevit (talkcontribs) for unblock review, so you'll need to contact him, any other Checkuser or file a new request. --  Netsnipe   ►  08:24, 17 October 2006 (UTC)
Oh, I see. Thanks. --Dijxtra 08:26, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

Okay then.

Well, all righty then. I'll just use Curps instead. Just thought you might like the role. ~ Flameviper 16:42, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

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My RfA

Thanks for nominating me for the successful RfA! And thanks for the cute {{administrator-tan}} tag on my user page. :P --Core des at 19:55, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

User talk:Levykevandaali - unblock request

Nice call. Considering the guy calls himself "the notorious vandal from the Finnish Wikipedia"!! Glen 11:58, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

So I'm guessing he didn't get unblocked then? ~ Flameviper 15:47, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Attack page warnings

Will do. Thanks. Pascal.Tesson 14:17, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Unblock request

I'm just wondering, is it safe to remove that notice, or am I required to leave it intact? - ¡Kribbeh!Speak!\Contribs 17:08, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Alright, thanks a bunch. By the by, the vandal that got that IP banned in the first place has been tracked down, and they're being dealt with by the school authorities. Not sure if anybody needed to know that or not, so I'm just passing that little tidbit of info along. - ¡Kribbeh!Speak!\Contribs 17:34, 18 October 2006 (UTC)


Thanks very much. Exiledone 20:21, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Is that really necessary?

I appreciate that he doesn't need to be listed on LTA anymore (Since that was just notorious trolling), but do you have to remove every possibly sic reference to that vandal? 20:35, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

..., that's what I said above (On this page), I was referring to other discussions of him, off the main WP:LTA page. 20:54, 18 October 2006 (UTC)


Can you protect my user page from User:Ekajati who replaced the sockpuppet template three times today? Today is the first time I removed it, but I looked through all the rules and I don't see anywhere stated the template must remain forever because of a less-than-24-hour ban a while and many edits ago. Mattisse (talk) 22:54, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Considering that Mattisse is still sockpuppeting with Timmy12 and MaxReg, I'd suggest that the puppetmaster tag remain - 18 sockpuppets is a history. Ekajati (yakity-yak) 22:59, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Can they accuss me of being a sockpuppet like Timmy12 without using CheckUser first? Aren't there rules? That was an administrator that did that. I don't understand. Mattisse (talk) 00:04, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

Hey dont worry mate, Im an admin and Ive just been accussed too! Glen 00:12, 19 October 2006 (UTC)
Check out User talk:Timmy12 talk page. Mattisse (talk) 00:28, 19 October 2006 (UTC)
I've asked Ekajati (talkcontribs) to refer his case against you to Checkuser so that your name can hopefully be cleared. --  Netsnipe   ►  14:54, 19 October 2006 (UTC)
The CheckUser thing was just used September 21. I didn't know about it at the time as no one notified me. I got this off User:Timmy12's talk page:
See Wikipedia:Suspected sock puppets/Mattisse (3rd); note that at least one univolved editor does not see a sockpuppet relationship. Please do not accuse people of being a sockpuppet unless you have substantial and credible evidence, prefereably in the form of a CheckUser. Guy 15:39, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
Also, can you remove the sockpuppet template from Talk:Maratha clan system where it was put each time I made a comment -- to discredit me I guess? This has been going on and I have not said anything about this harassment. But I cannot handle it any longer without help. Mattisse (talk) 15:45, 19 October 2006 (UTC)
Plus, see yesterday's discussion: Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#Puppetmaster_Mattisse_repeatedly_removing_puppetmaster_tag.
Plus my pathetic addition: Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#I_have_am_extra_complaint.. (At least I am getting the hang of constructing these links.) Please tell me who to go to for help. This is only a small part of what has been happening. Is there not someone I can go to for help? Mattisse (talk) 16:17, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

So nothing of help to me has happened. As I stated above, it was referred to checkuser on September 20 and was cleared. So does this mean that I should move on to other avenues of help (of my own random choosing, since you have suggested none). Just tell me outright if that is the case. I would much appreciate the true. Thanks! Mattisse (talk) 03:09, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

You've raised it at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents which is the correct thing to do. By the way, I am NOT your personal advocate and do not wish to be since I have not yet gotten over your previous breach of trust quite just yet. You're also been around long enough to handle yourself now. --  Netsnipe   ►  05:57, 21 October 2006 (UTC)
I apologize. I am sorry. I will bring the the sockpuppet template on Talk:Maratha clan system problem on the Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents as you suggest. I have never brought up anything on it -- only replied to things brought up there about me -- so I am not clear about what types of things to bring up there. So thanks for suggesting I bring up the sockpuppet template on Talk:Maratha clan system issue on the Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents. Again, sorry. Mattisse (talk) 12:12, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

0111 unblock?

You said: "Hey Yamla, 0111 (talke-mailcontribs[page moves]block user[block log]) is asking for a second chance, and now that he's a bit more repentant after being blocked for over a month, I'm inclined to give him that second chance. What do you say?"

I agree that the user appears repentant and so I've unblocked him. Thanks for pointing this out to me. --Yamla 14:15, 19 October 2006 (UTC)


Thanks very much for the unblock and the welcome! Pfainuk 14:43, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

Re: Wikipedia:Watch

Thanks for the tracker, I was trying to think of ways to implement it on my user page. I ended up swiping the infobox code from this talk page to do it, though (sorry). :P --Core des at 22:16, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

From Tao Ching

dear friend, thanks for unblocking me, i will do my best to met the standards of wikipedia; in spite of my disability. You are a kind soul and have restored my faith in wikipedia. I live in chronic pain that limits my ability to walk, stand, and even sit, but I appreciate the opportunity to be a member of the community of wikipedians. you are of higher quality then most american members, who are quick to judge and quick to hate. i hope my contributions not only involve facts but means and methods to improve our world.

Sign your name: Tao Ching 01:21, 20 October 2006 (UTC) tao ching


The issue I have here is that username policy says it isn't allowed if it *could* be considered offensive and obviously there are some people who already have been offended by that. Good intent doesn't matter here, you can pick "faggot" for a username and claim it was done in good intent and is referring to a bundle of sticks, but that doesn't make it an appropriate username choice. Though i still think this is a sock, I'd be willing to assume good faith and lift the block if the user changes his name. Thet would then end any type of suspicion that the username is racist and hopefully put the whole issue to bed. pschemp | talk 01:56, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

OK, I've insisted that GrandWizard (talkcontribs) change his account name now. --  Netsnipe   ►  05:22, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

External link editing

Hi, responded here to your message:

I can understand why this would flag up since it's external links, but correcting broken links added by other users after a site update ought not to be classed as "spamming", and that was the majority of my activity. I added some more links to articles whilst browsing, but most of's content cannot be found elsewhere on-line and deals with very specialist subjects - i.e. linking stubs to much longer articles on the subject etc. which I believe is well within wikipedia's policies. The prison one you mentioned might have been me getting carried away though ;) Having said that, I don't remember which article, but in at least one case I removed duplicate links to content with different titles - again it seems an inappropriate course of action considering the nature of the edits Catch 17:40, 20 October 2006 (UTC) Catch 17:35, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

edit: I notice that entry on the administrators' page is no longer there. I'll repeat I do not think the updating of external links added by other users warrants any kind of reversion, and I'm very disappointed that the time I spent correcting those links has been wasted, with the links re-broken, due to what appears to be over-zealous editing.

Catch 07:52, 22 October 2006 (UTC)


Hi there; I am the editor who had the to and fro communication about scruffy the dog. While I retract nothing that I said, isn't a permanent block on the editor User:Tenchwood Pie a bit harsh?--Anthony.bradbury 19:55, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

My mistake, I was assuming that Tenchwood Pie (talkcontribs) had already been indefinitely blocked. But judging from the responses so far, he/she is well on his/her way to one. --  Netsnipe   ►  05:29, 21 October 2006 (UTC)
I have re-visited this user's talk page. Any sympathy I had has now evaporated. You might like, if you have not done so, to visit his page and decide if a permanent block is, in fact, appropriate. I think it might be.--Anthony.bradbury 11:12, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

Floyd Landis

The external link that you deleted from the Floyd Landis page does not point to a commercial site but rather points to a blog. The blog contains discussions of and references to other discussions of technical and regulatory details of the drug testing in Floyd Landis' case. The blog is authored by an individual with extensive professional experience in both toxicology and US Federal and international regulations for testing standards. Content in the cited blog makes *heavy* use of peer reviewed literature. I am not certain how you construed the blog as a "commercial link" or "advertising."

I'm also not clear on the restriction of "your own private websites" as you say. Private, as opposed to public? I would think that any web site visible to the public is public; certainly the server settings would show (r--). And what about your phrase, "your own"? How this murky ownership standard that you invoke might work is simply unclear. For example, if a NYT shareholder posted a link to an informative NYT article, would it violate this "your own" principle? I've not seen such an official Wikipedia policy on the relevance of link ownership to constribution. The ambiguous wording of it leads me to doubt its credibility.

I feel your edit was perhaps in the right spirit in some respect but ultimately a little bit overaggressive. I think your deletion invokes Wikipedia rules that simply do not exist. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Textminer (talkcontribs) 21:33, October 20, 2006 (UTC)

I assume you're talking about this edit where I removed a link to I removed it because the link was not being cited as an article reference, but it was posted under the External Links section of the article in order to promote an non-neutral advocacy site which is discouraged under the Wikipedia:External links guidelines. I regret any confusion on your part for using a stock-standard warning instead of clarifying my reasons to you more personally. --  Netsnipe   ►  05:44, 21 October 2006 (UTC)


Is this user banned permanently, including his various sockpuppets? Has his base IP been banned, or just the user name. I ask this because he has been blocked for using malicious sockpuppets before. - Hahnch e n 00:00, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

No I haven't blocked Nintendude's under lying IP address because I not a CheckUser. Please file a Wikipedia:Requests for checkuser. --  Netsnipe   ►  05:12, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

Block on

Hi Thule, per this unblock-en-l email, I've unblocked (talkcontribsWHOISblock user[block log]) for the time being. From my experience, it seems like Emirates Telecommunications is a bit of a problematic ISP since they apparently use multiple load balancing proxy servers. --  Netsnipe   ►  06:55, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

It doesn't seem to be visible from the block log, but I think the block I placed was an "IP-only, not accounts or account creation" block. I think this is appropriate for a proxy server, and I suggest a reblock, perhaps with a more appropriate block comment :). I can't read the email you reference, the archive requires a password. Thue | talk 11:06, 21 October 2006 (UTC)
Subscribe at and disable mail delivery if you want archive access only. If you're going to reblock, I suggest short soft-blocks only. The entire UAE is routed through those proxies for government censorship. See Etisalat. --  Netsnipe   ►  14:45, 21 October 2006 (UTC)


Netsnipe, you posted this on GrandWizard's talk page: Tell us what account name you want to change to and we'll forward the request to Wikipedia:Changing usernames and once that's taken care of, you'll be unblocked. GrandWizard was blocked as a suspected sockpuppet of User:Mykungfu [10], not because of his username. Why would he qualify for an unblock? Thanks. | Mr. Darcy talk 14:12, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply. GrandWizard showed up on Sigma Pi Phi, one of Mykungfu's other targets under his own ID, under the sock ID User:ManOfTke, and under various AOL IPs. The last 100 edits to that article are littered with edits by Mykungfu and his socks. The similarities to MKF are too strong for me to believe that this isn't another sock. If somewhere, MKF would acknowledge that his behavior was wrong and would agree to stop his sockpuppetry/edit-warring/abuse of policies, I'd be fine with unblocking the master account. But I haven't seen any evidence of remorse or a willingness to change. | Mr. Darcy talk 19:59, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

My Roasting

I was dumb to do that to kim jong il's page even though it was on my page. Please forgive me Offensiveandconfusing 00:49, 23 October 2006 (UTC)


Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
I award you the Working Man's Barnstar for all your tireless work on users in CAT:RFU (requests for unblock). You exemplify the tact and dedication required to do this over-repetitive task successfully, yet retain the ability to not spark up a tense situation (as RFU's sometimes are) with your dedication to remaining civil and cool under pressure. Cleaning out RFU is not an easy job, and requires good judgement; you exemplify this on nearly every occasion. Kudos to you, Netsnipe, and keep it up! I'm confident that if I'm ever autoblocked, I need not fear, because you're around. Cheers, Daniel . Bryant 08:08, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
On the topic... User talk:Sheynhertz-Unbayg needs addressing...again. Cheers, Daniel . Bryant 07:39, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Uhh.. why exactly am I banned?

I haven't made an edit in any article for over 6 months. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 09:46, October 23, 2006 (UTC)

Please be a lot more specific. I have no idea who you are. --  Netsnipe   ►  18:37, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

User:Fact Finder

I'd like to unblock Fact Finder (talke-mailcontribs[page moves]block user[block log]) after he assured me that he will not resume the problematic behaviour under other accounts. I am happy to keep an eye on his contributions. There is content he wants to add, the content will rapidly reveal if the problem still exists. Guy 11:17, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Can you say "dynamic IP"?

As I said, I can hop IP's faster than you can fap to gay porn. It's called a "dynamic IP". I'm sure the next innocent user who happens to stumble upon that address will appreciate your indefinate block. Open proxy? LOL. --I like mudkips 18:21, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Dude, it's Blu Aardvark. ... and yeah I know the ambiguity of whether I meant the IP or the user above; I was referring to the IP. Then again I think the account above was the aardvark, too, but I meant well... with all these vandal pages down, nobody knows anything. People forget who Willy is! Anomo 07:24, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

That borders on personal attack. "Fap to gay porn"? I mean, "fap to porn" is enough, but gay porn? Seriously, dude. ~ Flameviper 15:17, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

A very Californian RfA thanks from Luna Santin

Thanks for your support in my not-so-recent RfA, which succeeded with a final tally of (97/4/4)! I've never been able to accept compliments gracefully, and the heavy support from this outstanding community left me at a complete loss for words -- so, a very belated thank you for all of your kind words.

I have done and will continue to do the utmost to serve the community in this new capacity, wherever it may take me, and to set an example others might wish to follow in. With a little luck and a lot of advice, this may be enough. Maybe someday the enwiki admins of the future will look back and say, "Yeah, that guy was an admin." Hopefully then they don't start talking about the explosive ArbComm case I got tied into and oh what a drama that was, but we'll see, won't we?

Surely some of you have seen me in action by now; with that in mind, I openly invite and welcome any feedback here or here -- help me become the best editor and sysop I can be.

Again, thank you. – Luna Santin
Here's hoping you clear up schoolwork. Between that and work, I'm gonna be having a busy winter. x.x I'm sure we'll be seeing you in the future -- almost counting on it. Luna Santin 19:15, 23 October 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for unblocking -Dream mind

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Thank you with regards to my userpage

Thanks for getting rid of that link for me. I was unaware of that "law" that was imposed. I will have to look into it later as it seems slightly ridiculous, from what I've seen of it so far. --Lord Deskana (talk) 10:49, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

CyberDyne IP Systems and SkyNET Telesystems

Would humbly request that these pages be undeleted. The content posted to them, which was in the process of being updated, is as relevant, IMO, as that of Packet8, SunRocket, et al. In that the CEO of both companies was Mr. Hitchens, we feel is no more an issue than Sir Richard Branson being a key figure of both Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Mobile. Both sites will have additional information of a more informational basis added to them if they are undeleted. We have already posted a "hangon" post to both pages. Respectfully request a speedy resolution to this matter. Sincerely.. Highlander56 16:01, 24 October 2006 (UTC)Highlander56

An editor has asked for a deletion review of SkyNET Telesystems and CyberDyne IP Systems. Since you closed the deletion discussion for (or speedy-deleted) this article, your reasons on how or why you did so will be greatly appreciated in the above review. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Highlander56 (talkcontribs) 21:17, October 24, 2006 (UTC)

Netsnipe, a question. If we were to repost the articles with the needed 3rd party data you spoke of, would it be allowed? Or, would we be blocked from here on out? Should I post a "here's what we propose to post" posting here, or at the SkyNET wiki page? Help would be appreciated. Thanks, Highlander56 — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Highlander56 (talkcontribs) 20:56, October 25, 2006 (UTC)

Feel free to repost, you will not be blocked since you have made an attempt at asserting notability. I do highly recommend that in any rewrite, that you try to avoid promoting the features of any specific products (unless you can assert their notability individually), and concentrate on documenting the company itself or your articles may be nominated for deletion. Thanks. --  Netsnipe   ►  21:01, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

NetSnipe, I have reposted the SkyNET Telesystems page. This time, I hope it contains what will be accepted as far more notable and informative data. I have made sure that the direct information regarding SkyNET is what would seem to be of a less than advertising nature. I must add though, that pages such as those of Packet8, and others seem quite advertising in nature. Please look over the page and if you feel it needs "massaging" please let me know. I will make updates, if necessary. Kind regards. Highlander56 15:49, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Packet8 is now tagged for deletion. OK, you're still making the mistake as before, you're concentrating on your products and not the company. For example, you're reexplaining how VoIP works and its advantages, when such information is already covered in the VoIP article itself. Take a look at AT&T, Qwest and Verizon Communications are written. You're still not providing 3rd party references to assert notability. Your link to the FCC adds no value to the article as a reference on your company. Are there any newspaper or magazine articles that you can link to which document how your company has developed? PS: Please don't create a new section on my talk page for each question/message – just edit the pre-existing section. Thanks. --  Netsnipe   ►  16:17, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Is there someway to just have the page suspended or such for now, instead of being deleted? If the links to newspaper or magazine articles were included, would the rest of the page be able to stand on it's own merits, or does it still need a re-write? Highlander56 16:26, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

I've undeleted your articles to your personal space at User:Highlander56/SkyNET Telesystems and [[User:Highlander56/CyberDyne IP Systems so you can continue to improve them there. Once up to standard, you can move it back out to the main encyclopedia. Once you include the links to newspaper or magazine articles and remove the duplicated information that is already covered in VoIP, then the background information on your company can stand. I must also commend you for being so patient and understanding in trying to improve your article. --  Netsnipe   ►  16:33, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Many thanks for that. I do appreciate it and I am flattered by the comment, thanks. I was about to post a redo of the CyberDyne page also, but, after reading your messages and seeing the speedy deletion notice on SkyNET, I decided not to post it. I'll continue to try to play nice with others. Highlander56 16:43, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Thank you.

Just wanted to say thanks for lifting that autoblock. ~ ONUnicorn (Talk / Contribs) 21:07, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

And thanks for lifting it again. ~ ONUnicorn (Talk / Contribs) 20:28, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

User:Kyereh Mireku, new sockpuppet

User:Kyereh Mireku is continuing to use sockpuppets to avoid his block. You had extended his block for using User:Mr. Jonathan Kyereh Mireku as a block-avoiding sockpuppet. He created back on 11 April 2006, and has used the account on and off. He just resurrected the use of the account today and used it to vandalize my userpage — adding a {{test}} template. I've reverted it and have since blocked as a sockpuppet.

Since you've dealt with the User:Kyereh Mireku account, would you take a look and consider whether this should be an indefinite block/community ban?

Comment: If you will note's contributions today, you will see that he has requested adminship.

ERcheck (talk) 23:27, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

CanesOL79 Situation

Hey, Netsnipe. My school is Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School. The website URL is Thank you for unblocking me. I would prefer it, though, if you could block the IP but not me, because I'm sick of people at my school screwing with the articles. If you need anything, drop me a line. --CanesOL79 23:42, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

Sofiur Rahman

I have rewritten most of this and removed the cleanup tag; hope you like it better. --Brianyoumans 23:55, 24 October 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for the unblock of the autoblock. --WikiSlasher 08:15, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Singapore Urban Explorers and Asia Paranormal Investigators

Hi there,

Sorry to take up some of your time, but i do have queries. (yes i know there's lots of faqs, i tried reading parts of them...messy! hehe)

Ok basically im new here, me and my friends are trying to put up an article which would contribute to "urban exploration" in our country (Singapore). Actually, my friend did started something, but met with lots of deletion attempts(?). Me as a member of this exploration group in Singapore, would like to help maintain the articles Singapore Urban Explorers and affiliated article Asia Paranormal Investigators

Im still woozy over reading the faqs in order to save the article, at the same time i would like to seek more 'direct' advice on how to go about in this situation. I'm refraining from editing the article or deleting any part of it, for the time being. (definitely some parts needs to be changed)

Things like do i need to put more photos? More info? or anything that we missed out?

Frankly, thanks for the time, if you do help me out here with some kind advice. Thank you so much. =) — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ah 9 (talkcontribs) 18:10, October 25, 2006 (UTC)

Make as many improvements as possible, don't stop editing. What you need to do first is assert the organisation's notability as required under the Wikipedia:Notability (organizations) guidelines, that is cite as many 3rd party references. --  Netsnipe   ►  18:23, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

User talk:Sheynhertz-Unbayg

I see that you protected this page. While Sheynhertz-Unbayg was not posting anything that would allow him to be unblocked, was anything abusive?--Runcorn 19:51, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Just posting unblock requests over and over again without trying to email/talk with Kusma or registering an email address. Feel free to unprotect the page if you disagree, but I think trying to deal with him is a waste of time either because he is stubborn or English is so poor he can't even follow the simple instructions we've given him. --  Netsnipe   ►  19:54, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
I'll give him one final warning. I've tried to help him but he won't be helped.--Runcorn 19:56, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Re: block

Thanks. ddcc 21:00, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Interesting Read

Your page, and the article from The Register - I'm stealing that one for my own page - best wishes and cheers! Tvccs 21:05, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Thank you...again

The problem is...even logging into the secure server will often still not remove the block...Ugh. Tvccs 07:25, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

OMG...blocked again...LMAO

This is bizzaro...LOL Tvccs 07:29, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Question from User:Pdsen

I would like to delete my name from your website and all my unpublished contributions. How do I do that? — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Pdsen (talkcontribs) 16:46, October 26, 2006 (UTC).

There's no way we can delete accounts. The best we can do is delete your user pages and retire your account permanently. Could you please elaborate on what you mean by "my unpublished contributions" and provide specific examples. Are you referring to the Digital Life article you started or the articles which we have already deleted? --  Netsnipe   ►  17:10, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Donald Howard Smith

Donald Howard Smith (talk · contribs · logs · block user · block log) is definitely Fredguy, and due to his recent impersonation attempt of me on Wiktionary and the niceties he has left me in my email he obviously has no trace of good faith. I have protected his talk page to stop the trolling, as I will to all other Fredguy socks.--Konst.ableTalk 07:32, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

It has been oversighted. I can't remember exactly what the information was. Included some emails, a full name, age, I think job, and lots of abuse. Two edits on Xbox and one on Sandbox.--Konst.ableTalk 07:47, 27 October 2006 (UTC)


Thanks very much for unblocking my ip. BTW, it wasn't actually me who left the message asking for help with templates, but thanks anyway.

Since you're apparently not on a wikibreak, could I ask you to please take a look at The user has repeatedly vandalised Émile Zola and Charles de Gaulle. Thanks.

TheMadBaron 08:18, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Copyright violation?

Hi I am having trouble putting some info on Wikipedia.

I get the following error message:

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia! We welcome and appreciate your contributions, such as TRIUM Global Executive MBA, but we regretfully cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from either web sites or printed material. This article appears to be a direct copy from As a copyright violation, TRIUM Global Executive MBA appears to qualify for speedy deletion under the speedy deletion criteria. TRIUM Global Executive MBA has been tagged for deletion, and may have been deleted by the time you see this message. If the source is a credible one, please consider rewriting the content and citing the source.

Yes its true I took it right from the website its because I wrote the website and its easier for me to copy and paste my own words then to re-type everything. IS there anyway I can provide proof that I am the associate director of theTRIUM program AND can write and post information on Wikipedia as the owner?

I'm a little frusterated because the directions are not very clear. Thanks for all the help.

Best, Roy — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Rlee2 (talkcontribs) 23:57, October 27, 2006 (UTC)

Well you could grant the Wikimedia Foundation copyright permission by following the instructions at Wikipedia:Requesting copyright permission, but there's still a fundamental problem is that in reposting your website's text you're violating Wikipedia's Neutral point of view policy. You MUST rewrite it so that it's no longer promotional in nature. Please remember that Wikipedia is not a vehicle for advertising, but an encyclopedia and an article's contents must neutral and verifiable -- see the Wikipedia:Notability (companies and corporations) guidelines for more details. --  Netsnipe   ►  14:23, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Upcoming template changes

Hi again, I've just noticed that you recently left a templated userpage message. I'm just bringing to your attention that the format and context of these templates will be shortly changing. It is recommended that you visit WikiProject user warnings and harmonisation discussion pages to find out how these changes could affect the templates you use. We also would appreciate any insights or thoughts you may have on the subject. Thanks for your understanding. Best regards Khukri (talk . contribs) 14:50, 27 October 2006 (UTC)


Hi, I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to lift the autoblock that affected me. Yallery Brown 16:15, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

La Coka Nostra

What's going on? Is this a hoax or something? It looks legit to me. Friday (talk) 19:13, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

It was deleted by another Admin under CSD A7 and there have been several repost Betacommand (talkcontribsBot) 19:14, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
There's no way this was an a7. I was in the process of moving one of the reposts, but I've restored for now. Unless this is a hoax, there's no way I can see that it's a valid speedy. And it doesn't look like a hoax to me, at first glance. If we really wanna delete this I think it deserves a fair shot at Afd, unless there's some obvious reason for deletion that I'm not seeing. Friday (talk) 19:16, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
This user User:Who-am-i is another sock puppet of a banned user. Has been repeatedly done personal attacks. as been blocked for recreating reposted material and has had three socks allready blocked due to harmful editing practices. see also [11] Luna Santin's origional deletion and message to the user. Betacommand (talkcontribsBot) 19:23, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
This may be a good reason to block an editor, but I don't see how it's a good reason to delete the page. But, I'll make that case on the talk page. Thanks for the info. Friday (talk) 19:25, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
PS they have reposted for about the 6th time the newest La Coka Nostra (group) Betacommand (talkcontribsBot) 19:27, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
Well there's obviously lots to this story that I don't know about, but I really cannot fault an editor for objecting to such an obviously wrong deletion. (This does not, of course, excuse whatever bad behavior this editor has engaged in.) I turned this other thing into a redir and put a note on the talk page explaining my reasoning. Friday (talk) 19:30, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Your change name request

As you requested, I made a change name request. --SGOvD webmaster (talk) 22:58, 28 October 2006 (UTC)


thank you for your help with Nadiad page. This particular person woodking adds only ads, and needs to be banned.Kaushal mehta 13:37, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

Re:SharedIPEDU blocking

I can't say I can remember that blocking specifically. I can only assume that I meant to block for a short period and accidentally clicked on block without having changed the option in the drop down list. I would never deliberately indef block an IP, and my block summary of 'vandalism' is what I usually use for blocks of 24 hours or less. Thanks for fixing it now. Cheers, Petros471 15:13, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

I also notice that I used a temporary block notice on the IP's talk page, not an indef block one, so I'm sure that I just clicked on the wrong thing on the block screen rather than meaning to indef! Petros471 15:15, 29 October 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for resolving the block on the bellevue school district so quickly. 48v 22:08, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

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Thanks for the hint - should I(as a non-sys-op) be going through, just looking for the people who used the wrong tag, and fixing it, or is that frowned upon? ST47Talk 11:31, 31 October 2006 (UTC)


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for lifting the autoblock. Niekro226 03:10, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

Users Shirlena and Tourettes Guy

Cheers for sorting that out. Perhaps permanently locking Talk:Tourettes guy?--HamedogTalk|@ 08:52, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

Listen to what I have to say

I was blocked because I insulted a fellow wikipedian in a moment of rage. If Ryulong had answered to my question, I wouldn't have had insulted him. I was even more angry because he is Jewish, and him deleting my messages probably had to do with the content of the messages. Another fellow Wikipedian was explaining to me in these messages how she was racially Jewish but Shiite muslim in practice, like her father. I was angry, because I was interested in what the girl had to say. Again, I apologize for what I said. I tried to apologize to Ryulong but he didn't answer yet to the email I sent. It has been a few days. Think, if you will, about what I say, about unblocking me. Thanks. Jaber90 or recently Gollum3 23:06, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

I have now asked Ryulong (talk ·  contribs) for his opinion before I extend a second chance to you. --  Netsnipe   ►  12:30, 6 November 2006 (UTC)


Why did you block Fingmister? — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Fingyblingy (talkcontribs) 06:49, November 4, 2006 (UTC)

Because of this and this, both of which vitlate our WP:NPA policy. Also, creating another account to evade a ban is an offence which could easily get you a ban on your IP address. ST47Talk 11:56, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

I didn't block Fingmister (talkcontribs[page moves]block user[block log]). Samir (The Scope) did, I only declined your original unblock request. If you want to edit Wikipedia again, go back to your original account, apologize via email to everyone you've personally attacked and if they accept that you've been sincere about it, someone else may take your second unblock request a bit more seriously. --  Netsnipe   ►  12:39, 6 November 2006 (UTC)


Hi, I believe you have previously blocked Crud3w4re and thought you might like to know that s/he has been blanking their own talk page thereby removing various warnings, etc., and providing Allowed to blank outdated news as an edit summary. I don't recall anyone being allowed to blank warnings from their talk page, especially warnings that date back just over a month. I received this message on my own talk page when I reverted one of these blanking incidents. If I'm in error, please let me know. Thanks. Pinkville 12:25, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

There's currently no clear consensus on how long warnings must remain on a talk page, but I'd wouldn't escalate the situation further considering that Crud3w4re has already been blocked for the warnings he's just removed. An admin will always check his block log and take that into account if he needs to be blocked again. --  Netsnipe   ►  12:45, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

That makes sense. thanks for looking into this. Pinkville 14:53, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Abuse of admin rights

Hi Netsnipe, just wondering if you could have a look at this version of my userpage. I had yesterday at 14:48 uploaded this image to go with the article on Aishwarya Rai and at 14:55 uploaded this image to go with the article on Amitav Ghosh and had logged out. I returned three hours later to find that Yamla had blocked me claiming that I had deliberately violated wikipedia's first use criteria repeatedly'' (I had not made any edits since I logged out after uploading the image on Amitav Ghosh, nor I had a chance to look at the messages Yamla had left on my talk page .The messages themselves seemed to be hagulatory and totally inappropriately blaming me for having knowingly violated wikipedia's policies and stated that he assumed that I was acting in bad fiath). This was the second time I had been unfairly (I think) blocked by an administrator. I put in an unblock request in my talk page where I admit I was quite agitated. However Yamla himself responded to the unblock request. He stated that he had blocked me due to miscalculations based on the change in time wihtou explaining what this meant (the time had been changed for a week now I believe). Also, I had uploaded the images an hour or so he had left the messages on my talk page. He did not apologise, and insisted that I had indeed tried to violate wikipedia policies deliberately. He said he would unblock me if I removed personal attacks from the unblock request. Incensed at this refusal to admit fault, I refused and said I am leaving wikipedia (which I am doing). Following this, Yamla deleted the contents of my talk page and edit protected it to prevent me from making any further changes claiming that I was leaving personal attacks on the last version I saved. He also marked my username as an abusive sock-puppet of a previous username, Ranam, which I had used when I first started in wikipedia. (I had changed my usernamein when I had become familiar with editing wikipedia) Neither of these had been used in an abuse manner and I think I have made significant contributions in both usernames. While I admittedly over reacted, tw things stand out. Yamla assumed that I had deliberately tried to violate wikipeda policies in violation of wikipedia's WP:AGF from the start. He did not attempt mediation anywhere and enforced his presumed views on me (and I have absolutely no idea what indicated I had set out with the intention to vilate wikipedia's sanctity), he outright went on to block not just me, but my entire university portal, which I believe violates wikipedia's wikiness. All these I believe are in violation of not just the last two of the Five pillars of wikipedia policies (especially from an admin), but also proves that Yamla him(or her)self acted allthroughout in bad faith, especially since, instead of reverting my talk page to the older version he had deleted the contents, and also the fact that he had marked the two usernames I had used as abusive when they had never been used either abuse nor to avoid a ban and is thus a falsification. I also think He had not read or understood the blocking policy and acted essentially to prove his capacity. Please have a look at this. I possibly will not come back, for s while at least, but this is the second time in less than a month that I had encountered admins who make errors, refuse to apologise, and then enforce their own views on other editors in what I can only assume as show of force. I will I hope this does not get deleted before you get to read it.

I have apoligied Yamla over my outburst, but have not heard from him yet, and I do not wish to prove a point here till I hear any response, but I do think admins at least in some cases act in arbitrary manner for self satisfaction more than wikipedia's sanctity. Please consider that maybe admins have got rights that need to be controlled, especially blocking process needs to be more regulated than it is now, (which currently is possibly not good for wikipedia's improvement). I personally have been put off making edits in the middle of brainwaves by Zoe while writing the Jaffna University Helidrop (when I asked for intervention), and the article has not been improved beyond B.Rueben lys 22:20, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

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Wow - an IT admin responsive to abuse complaints!

I have never seen a notice like that on the talk page for (talk ·  contribs) offering to follow up on any UNSW vandalism. I so appreciate that. I was on that page because there was a petty incident today -- a test0 sort of edit that the user reverted after 4 minutes -- and I'm not sure it merits your time [12] [13] if this is a shared IP (if not, the user has a long history of warnings). Primarily, I wanted to thank you for performing this service for both Wikipedia and UNSW. --A. B. 12:53, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

Probably not. I'll only get the university involved if it involves threats or abusive sockpuppetry. --  Netsnipe   ►  15:24, 6 November 2006 (UTC)


I had completely forgotten about the guy until I was sent an email from him. If he wants to contribute, let him. I thought I had given him an explanation as to why I removed the sock's messages, but it appears he never got it. — Ryūlóng (竜龍) 04:56, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

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Hi. You just recently blocked my account and said that I should disable Google Web Accelerator in order to edit again. I'm happy to do that -- in fact I obviously already have -- but I would like to know why this is necessary, since Google Web Accelerator really does speed up many sites, including Wikipedia. --Robert 23:11, 7 November 2006 (UTC)


Thank you for unblocking me netsnipe, but im still blocked and my discussion page still protected. is it a joke? jaber90 or gollum3 or whoever i am. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 21:59, November 9, 2006 (UTC)

Fixed. --  Netsnipe   ►  05:03, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks again for unblocking me, and I truly apologize for my behaviour. I'll try to stay calm from now on. Jaber 11:19, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

Sandbox Header

I was just wondering why you changed the reset link in the sandbox header. With the new link, I believe only users with popups can reset the sandbox in one click, while the old Sandbot link allowed everyone to do so. I tried logging out and reseting the sandbox, and it required that I enter an edit summary and click save as well. Please see to this and change the link back to the Sandbot link if you see fit. Thank you. Timrem 22:30, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

If you haven't noticed both and are currently broken. --  Netsnipe   ►  04:25, 10 November 2006 (UTC) is working. Timrem 14:14, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks and fixed. --  Netsnipe   ►  16:55, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

Jericho astroturfing

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Google Web Accelerator

Hi, I was just wondering why you blocked me for using google web accelerator. I did turn it off now, but why was I ablr to use it in the past? Is there any specific reason why you blocked me? Uturnaroun 01:42, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

We've just written Wikipedia:Advice to Google Web Accelerator users to explain what's going on. --  Netsnipe   ►  13:44, 12 November 2006 (UTC)
I wish individual admins would quit taking abitrary decisions on this issue and seek consensus on a policy for GWA. I have been editing for years now on GWA with the occasional random block. I don't see what's changed and I don't see what blocking GWA is in aid of. Vandals using GWA are identified by their true IP because POST requests aren't proxied so edits are never made by GWA users. Blocking the accelerator just blocks the web form. If this is a permanent policy then I would like to see it written and a proper resource explaining what's going on to the users who come up against the block. BigBlueFish 21:51, 16 November 2006 (UTC)
We do have a preexisting policy already. Anything freely accessible that masks an editor's true IP address is covered by Wikipedia:No open proxies. --  Netsnipe   ►  14:59, 25 November 2006 (UTC)

Please review someone's malformed unblock request

Please note that UareterriblepeopleIcantevenmakeanappealorcommentaboutanything (talk · contribs) is trying to get unblocked but for some reason misformatted the unblock template and as a result it doesn't show up in the Requests for unblock category. Since I know that you answer unblock requests regularly, can you take a look at this user's unblock request and respond to it appropriately? Scobell302 00:10, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. I've responded accordingly. --  Netsnipe   ►  13:53, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

User Talk Page Templates

"Maybe I suddenly can't read. I'm not sure. Has anything happened to the template messages where you warn users not to blank warnings on their talk page? It suddenly does not seem to work and I can't find it anywhere... Am I going crazy? o.o;;; I'm asking since, a user is blanking warnings on his talk page: User:Dark glaive -WarthogDemon 04:38, 13 November 2006 (UTC)"

I am as surprised as you are by this. Hell's going to start freezing over soon over this! --  Netsnipe   ►  04:57, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Lovely. As far as I can tell everyone left and right and over and under are taking advantage of this! -WarthogDemon 04:59, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Don't get too concerned about someone removing old warnings from their talk page. It means they've read it and if they keep on ignoring them, just report them to WP:AIV or WP:ANI and we'll take care of the rest. --  Netsnipe   ►  05:01, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Terryeo autoblock

Good call - if we have sockpuppetry problems we can always reinstate the autoblock. Phil Sandifer 04:50, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

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I know they got hotheaded, but dealing with the contentious editors of the Muslim Guild and on that topic breeds strong emotions. I also have the feeling that perhaps the reason for the outburst was the dual insult of a block that exceeded by double the normal blocking standard and the insults to the user posted right after their block.

I have sent them a polite message asking them to keep their temper. Hopefully it will help. However, out-of-process behavior like MONGO's in creating an overly long block only hurts civility and encourages intemperate outbursts like they left on their user page. I would formally suggest you reduce the block to something more in line with policy. RunedChozo 17:11, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

within half an hour of being allowed back after cooling down he's still being relatively polite [14] & i supposed i'm lucky i'm only a 'racist' [15]. just thought you shld know.   bsnowball  14:50, 16 November 2006 (UTC)
if bsnowball were editing in good faith I'd have more to say, but I've watched the bad faith from him and his friends continue unabated through this all even while NotAWeasel was blocked for more duration than policy allows. RunedChozo 15:37, 16 November 2006 (UTC)


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Future of 123wiki123

Most likely won't use it, I register a new account every month or two to remain anonymous but retain the right to edit semi-protected pages. Only use of older accounts are for logging in at public terminals, so I assume I may use it for that.DeathSeeker 23:48, 14 November 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for cleaning up the vandalism on my userpage. I feel like a proper Wikipedian now I've been vandalised like that! <g> Loganberry (Talk) 02:08, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Please review my site - why was I removed?

Hello, recently you left me a message regarding my not for profit site in the wiki baldness section. (

My site is not for profit, does not include ads, is copyrighted, and includes information not currently in the Wiki index. I have searched extensively. My site includes data, as well as a contact.

I am unsure why exactly it was removed, as I see sites like:

openly displayed in your baldness treatments section and in baldness and serving up ads opn the front page. I do not collect money for my services, and liase with both dermatologists and hair loss doctors in my area. I offer specialty information on hair loss.

Please explion....

Thanks, Todd

User has been blocked for quite sometime

I think this user has been blocked for too long. I think we should give him one more chance even though I am not familiar with this incident. If he does it again we can ban him permanatly. -- AlBeRtO GiLaRdIn0 02:51, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

First of all, who are you referring to and why isn't the person you're referring to requesting unblocking themselves through the appropriate channels? Seeing as you've made no contributions to the encyclopedia as of yet, might I remind you that the use of multiple accounts is prohibited under Wikipedia:Sock puppetry. --  Netsnipe   ►  12:22, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

Where does one discuss constructive criticism for Wikipedia?

Well, the subject says it all, basically. Where does one do it? I have some points I would like to discuss..

--Godtvisken 01:22, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

I suggest the Wikipedia:Village pump or the WikiEN-l mailing list. --  Netsnipe   ►  05:19, 17 November 2006 (UTC)
Thanks! --Godtvisken 02:36, 18 November 2006 (UTC)


Um, as the one who reviewed his unblock request; I'm not involved with the editor, but his personal attacks and civility are over the top. Constant swearing and racist remarks; the 2 day block seemed to do nothing. I'm not sure this one is even redeemable. Get back to me if you feel I've gone about this wrong. -Patstuart(talk) (contribs) 04:04, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

'Snipe, I'm totally uninvolved, but [16] after about three final warnings from admins and experienced users in the last two days or so warrants a block - Husond unblocked[17] per giving him one more chance, but this edit means it should be reinstated. Daniel.Bryant [[ T · C ] 12:19, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

Blocked for one week. --  Netsnipe   ►  13:19, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

Cheers, Daniel.Bryant [[ T · C ] 13:32, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

I have no problem with your blocking this user for a week, but I wish you would deal seriously with the POV-pushing group that have been trying to bait him, as well as anyone who opposes their POV-pushing behavior. RunedChozo 17:29, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

Please see Wikipedia:Resolving disputes and seek mediation or arbitration. Since I work unblock review I need to stay as far away as possible from point of view disputes and remain strictly neutral and procedural so I'm afraid I can't help you much further regarding this. --  Netsnipe   ►  18:25, 17 November 2006 (UTC)


This user is incivilly removing warnings from his talk page. RunedChozo 18:55, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

What you're doing is close to harassment. I suggest you stop it. There is nothing listed in Wikipedia:Civility that prevents an editor removing non-vandalism related warnings from their talk page. You have asked a user to respect WP:NPOV and once is enough. If a user is being truly uncivil, then report them to an Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard. Since this is a clearly a point of view dispute, seek mediation or arbitration. Do not escalate tensions by badgering someone. --  Netsnipe   ►  19:04, 17 November 2006 (UTC)
This user has added yet another warning, on top of the one you left. This amounts to a 3RR violation. This user is also in violation of the 3RR at Beit Hanoun November 2006 incident regarding the image he dislikes. I'm now figuring out the 3RR violation entry process to report the latter. The former is a yawn: I've been called worse by better. Sorry for this little intrusion into your otherwise interesting wikilife. mdf 19:23, 17 November 2006 (UTC)
This user is waging an edit war, in collusion with co-religionists of his, for the sole purpose of POV'ing the article. If I am blocked, fine, but under the terms of Wikipedia:Edit war, so should they. RunedChozo 19:34, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

I have seen many instances of users being warned, and even blocked, for removing non-vandalism-related warnings, especially related to civility. In this you are mistaken. RunedChozo 19:06, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

The removal of civility warnings in conjunction with continued incivility or personal attacks is grounds for blocking. --  Netsnipe   ►  19:11, 17 November 2006 (UTC)
I was given to understand that the removal of the warnings was itself incivility for which a user could be blocked. I've seen blocks listed for that precise reason. RunedChozo 19:34, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

Socks or not

Hi Netsnipe. I noticed you had been dealing with sock puppets of banned User:Fredguy. I believe the following accounts to also be his:

Almost all of these have interesting associations with User:Kelvin Williams. What do you think? Thanks, --cj | talk 09:11, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

I'm starting to believe that Kelvin Williams (talk contribs) is a sockpuppet of Fredguy (talk contribs) himself. It looks like he's creating a whole sockpuppet army again by having Kelvin "welcome" all his other socks. Note that Kelvin hasn't made many edits to the encyclopedia itself and seems to be mainly obsessed with his userpage much like Fredguy was. I'm guessing he's even vandalising Kelvin's userpage with a few of his socks to boost his non-existent WP:RFA credentials. I'm going to send this to Checkuser. --  Netsnipe   ►  09:51, 18 November 2006 (UTC)
I too think that is that case with User:Kelvin Williams – I just didn't want to say it first, lest I be wrong ;). It seems wise to get a checkuser on this. --cj | talk 12:33, 18 November 2006 (UTC)
I've preemptively blocked all of the sockpuppets that I have strong suspicions over. What evidence is there that Jacktooisi is part of this circle? --  Netsnipe   ►  12:36, 18 November 2006 (UTC)
That account was created by Bryanna Yan.--cj | talk 12:40, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

I wouldn't be surprised if Fredguy (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) came back with more sockpuppets, but utilising open proxies - it's happened before, with other vandals. --SunStar Net 14:52, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

One of the suspected socks has (via {{helpme}}) denied it, see: User talk:Zelda17#Wikiprojects. Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 23:22, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

No need to unblock the whole IP

The IP belongs to a company which provides encrypted proxy service to Chinese surfers to bypass the Great Firewall. But there are some people, for reasons unknown, who had used these proxies to vandalize Wikipedia. I think you only need to unblock the registered users. After all, thanks a lot for your work. --Sandycx (Talk) 07:04, 19 November 2006 (UTC)


I ran a checkuser on Fredguy and did some searching. The IPs that he's used are:

  • -

I can confirm that all of the following have edited from the same IPs, and are likely sockpuppets (sorry for the text dump, this is just a copy and paste):

  • Kelvin Williams
  • Aloubo
  • Ghost of Real Name
  • Bryanna Yan
  • Alberto Gilardin0
  • Jacktooisi
  • James Hol
  • I luv Pie1234567890
  • Tim Ellers
  • Jack Troisi
  • Nicholas Bekiaris
  • Nintendo DS 0wns
  • Pie loaawa
  • Fried rice power
  • Bryanna Chan
  • Azn boy134
  • Clone of fredguy
  • Stiffenstarchy
  • Alfred Thomas Hol
  • Argh-Pies
  • Alfred John
  • Pasta fielki
  • Real Name
  • MC Cheif
  • Gearsofwarfanboy000
  • Sol-Badguy000
  • Donald Howard Smith
  • Alexander George Albert
  • Alfred Mathew Yankovic
  • John Harrison Highns
  • Robert John Scott
  • David Howard Jones
  • Howard David Jones
  • Surfkid123
  • Fredguy
  • Konstable+Netsnipe=Me
  • Alfred Norman
  • John Howard Smith
  • Jonathon Howard Smith
  • Alfred Mathew Yankovic
  • Kelvin Williams II
  • PowerFan
  • MisterSandman
  • XBOX360in'
  • Diceman
  • Peter Griffin18
  • Robert John Scott
  • Relm0
  • Omengacarno07
  • Zelda17
  • Sandmant
  • Yahhaa
  • Rentrustic
  • Guitarlegend699

There's a bit of collateral on some of these IP ranges, so there may be false positives in there, but I'm pretty sure I cut them all out. Cheers. Dmcdevit·t 09:44, 19 November 2006 (UTC)


As I try to create an account under the name Jaber, I'm told that this username already exists. The user has no talk page, no user page and hasn't contributed to wikipedia. I was wondering if you could help me acquire the username. Jaber 17:03, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

I'm not a Wikipedia:Bureaucrat so I can't help you with this one and even if I was, I don't think Wikipedia:Changing username would allow me to. Wikipedia:Usurpation has more details. --  Netsnipe   ►  17:21, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

Why did you ban me?

who are you, and why did you ban me from making any edits to the site? i find this really weird. -charlie tucson, az, USA — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 13:02, November 20, 2006 (UTC)

I can't even give you an answer since you haven't provided me with any details about your block. Please follow the correct procedures at Wikipedia:Appealing a block. --  Netsnipe   ►  14:53, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

My name is Stephen Folkson (stephen, I have absolutely no idea why I have been blocked from certain information. Can you tell me why, when and how? — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 20:53, November 20, 2006 (UTC)

Well the fact that you're editing my talk page means you're NOT currently blocked and since your IP address has changed twice posting here already, it was most likely that you were affected by a Wikipedia:Autoblock. I suggest you create an account as soon as possible. See Wikipedia:Why create an account? for details.


...thanks for the unblock!! — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Frenicks (talkcontribs) 16:49, November 20, 2006 (UTC)


I'd like to ask you to revoke your unblock of User:123wiki123, because he engaging in the same sort of gratuitous sockpuppetry and edit warring on the Xbox 360 article that got him blocked in the first place. See here for details. Thanks, Nandesuka 23:54, 20 November 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for unblocking.I hate everyone at my school(sarcasm, but not really).Wi-king 06:26, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

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Blocking: my username is Wolvve85 and I would like to upload a .gif file for the Univesity of Michigan Ross School. I don't know why I would be on a blocking list as I am a regular and serious contributor, and not a vandal. I do note that "" is somehow attached to my user name, but is not actually my IP address. My request is that the block be lifted. If you chose to do so, I'd also appreciate directions that would point me toward the appropriate approach for uploading hte previously mentioned .gif file. Thanks in advance. Wolvve85 06:41, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

That IP address belongs to Google Web Accelerator. Please see Wikipedia:Advice to Google Web Accelerator users for details. --  Netsnipe   ►  12:40, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

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SFTVL stands for San Francisco Travel. For a while I was writing primarily travel-related articles for a variety of publications, and I adopted the name during that period. Thanks for your interest! SFTVLGUY2 18:11, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

Thank You.

As someone new to Wikipedia, I greatly thank you in revoking William M. Connolley's simply arbitrary and personal attack (with rather snide comments on my user talk page, I might add) on myself, and also for actually trying to help get my start as a Wikipedia editor, rather than just trying to shut me up. Once again, thank you! (Great Scrivener 03:14, 25 November 2006 (UTC))


Ta for the unblocking, many happy regards, 1B6 14:32, 25 November 2006 (UTC)

FYI: I didn't unblock you since you didn't give me the required information. Since you're posting again, it means your autoblock expired instead. --  Netsnipe   ►  14:34, 25 November 2006 (UTC)

Oh, I thought it was you! Nevermind. Have a wonderfull day, 1B6 14:52, 25 November 2006 (UTC)

Re: hiding

I know (see User_talk:Stevenfruitsmaak/Userpage), but actually I'm trying to kick the wiki-habit, so I think your mistaking me for someone with less experience (see User:Stevenfruitsmaak/Userpage). Thanks for the tips and welcome message anyway Smiley.png.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 14:36, 25 November 2006 (UTC)

Whats the code

Could you please tell me what the code is for that orange yellow box that says You Have A New Message please? -- 1B6 15:28, 25 November 2006 (UTC)

It's built into MediaWiki --  Netsnipe   ►  16:01, 25 November 2006 (UTC)


Is there any to fix this so that it may work with all skins? Or is position:absolute just too evil a hack? --  Netsnipe   ►  16:13, 25 November 2006 (UTC)

I'm afraid it's just too evil. There's no way to match it up so that it works on all skins. You can try just putting it in the upper right corner of the page content, if you'd like. — Mets501 (talk) 16:20, 25 November 2006 (UTC)


Thanks a lot for removing the autoblock on my IP address and for the friendly welcome. :) --Ahnaqsh 18:39, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

Thank you

User_talk:Tom_harrison#Irishpunktom_unblocked I wish to thank you about unblocking him. I think he is getting really hard time and block for 1 week was very harsh, given that one edit was a small change of material. If I would have been in his place then I might have left wikipedia for good since a while. However, he comes back and contributes constructively which is really impressive for me. Once again thank you. --- ALM 18:55, 26 November 2006 (UTC)


So... [18] is just a mistake? I think TGS has fooled you... William M. Connolley 19:05, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

Oh my! That was a cock-up on my behalf. Somehow that edit passed me by. Hmmm...I wonder if reblocking will only exacerbate the situation. --  Netsnipe   ►  19:08, 26 November 2006 (UTC)


Hey Andrew, thanks for your message. In all honesty, I have to admit I think you're the only Aussie working CAT:RFU. I only drop by and help out when I have some spare time. I've never used IRC before, but I've been thinking I should get on it because of the WMA meetings, so you might see me there in the not too distant future. :) By the way, I've noticed you're a bit of a night's nice to know that I'm not the only Aussie on the east coast to be up at such crazy times! Cheers, Sarah Ewart (Talk) 23:43, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

WMA? Wikipedia:WikiProject Middle Ages? Yeah. Once I start following up leads I can't get to sleep until I'm satisfied that I've tied up as many loose ends as possible and the backlogs are relatively manageable for the next person/day. Cheers,  Netsnipe   ►  08:10, 28 November 2006 (UTC)
LOL WMA = Wkimedia Australia [19]. You should join us! Sarah Ewart (Talk) 08:17, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

Its me (again)

I do not know if I have properly thanked you so here it is. I just wanted to say thanks for unblocking me in September by giving me another chance to prove myself. I have been very active in vandal fighting and also mainspace editing I now have over 3,500 edits in my 3 month span of being here. I have been working on a couple of articles trying to get them featured. Once again thanks.__Seadog 02:27, 27 November 2006 (UTC)


I thank you for aiding my fight against vandalism and censorship. I hope you can help the truth remain in the article. My only request at the moment is that you restore my last version of the page. In non-wiki messages to me, it has been made abundantly clear that AussieLegend and the other users goal here was not to correct the article, but to completely suppress the negative section. I request my version, which was the last version with consensus (which included many requests and clarifications that AussieLegend wished to be put in my version of the section, be restored to the article pending the outcome of this mediation/event. I have stated why the opposing sides version is completely unreliable, violating NPOV, biased and false, and I hope you can see that. Thank you. Macktheknifeau 08:22, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

Would you mind if I copied your sig?

I liked the style, but changed it a little:  Anþony   talk 

I could attribute you on my user page if you want. -Anþony (talk) 09:06, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

I don't mind at all since you aren't using the same colour and symbol as mine. There's also no need to attribute me -- it's not as if a signature is as hard work as designing a complex user page. Cheers,  Netsnipe   ►  08:07, 28 November 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. In case you care, in my browser (Firefox the talk (►) part of your sig appears to have a single-pixel white line underneath it. Strangely, mine does not.  Anþony   talk  02:23, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

ta for the unblock

Thanks, 1B6 15:11, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

a smile

Open proxy checking

Hi. I wanted to help out at WP:OP. Is it sufficient to run nmap to prove that an IP is an open proxy? If you get output like I showed at User talk:, is that proof positive? — Wknight94 (talk) 16:14, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

In general, is there any documentation on how folks can help with this project? — Wknight94 (talk) 04:51, 29 November 2006 (UTC)
Oh. I forgot to get back to you on this one. isn't an open proxy as far I can tell. Port 80 is actually running Microsoft IIS (nmap -A told me this) and when you try to set it as your own proxy server (Firefox's [SwitchProxy] is nice for this), I get "HTTP request refused or failed (400)". And no, there's no general documentation on this, though there definitely should. I'm not actually part of the WikiProject, so you should ask them to write one up. --  Netsnipe   ►  05:26, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

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Thank you!

Re. that kid griping about his fantasy football league: Why do I always get the weirdos? Anyway, thank you so much for watching my back. I've locked out the page so he can't keep screwing around. Jeez, I tried to help the kid. Take care. :) - Lucky 6.9 04:21, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

You really shouldn't be blocking and declining the same user at the same time. It's unethical so I stepped in. In future, please leave a comment instead and let unblock review do the review for the sake of due process. Thanks. --  Netsnipe   ►  04:26, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

I honestly hadn't thought about that. Thanks for the correction. - Lucky 6.9 05:29, 30 November 2006 (UTC)


Thanks, for lifting my autoblock. --TheCommish21 04:42, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

Jjm83 bad. In fact, I just got a return e-mail from him this very minute after I apologized for the mixup. I'm unblocking him immediately. - Lucky 6.9 05:28, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome and the note.Wolvve85 17:14, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

Welcome message

Thanks for unblocking me, but I'm a little confused about why you included the welcome template (and at the top of my talk page). I've been an active user for around two years. Twinxor t 02:42, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

I drop a welcome onto any talk page where I don't see a one or a talk page archives link on when I'm unblocking. It's my routine to calm down people who've just been blocked. = ) --  Netsnipe   ►  02:50, 1 December 2006 (UTC)
Thats just stupid.--HamedogTalk|@ 03:44, 1 December 2006 (UTC)
Perhaps, I should clarify, "just been blocked by accident". --  Netsnipe   ►  03:52, 1 December 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for unblocking me!Chamberlian 13:25, 1 December 2006 (UTC)


how come ur so special u hav the anti vandal thing and i dont? plz unblock user the.chihuahua . he told me he gave out his password to some of his friends because they told him they could spice up his page and help him make contributions. so he gave out his password and then later he said he got messages that said that he was vandalizing pages he never even touched. he thinks it was his friends who he gave his password to. plz consider this. thanks. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 01:02, 3 December 2006 (UTC).

See User:Lupin/Anti-vandal tool. As for The.chihuahua (talk contribs), he will never be unblocked since if what you say is indeed true then the security of that account can no longer be vouched for. An account's owner is solely responsible for all edits made under his or her name. --  Netsnipe   ►  15:46, 5 December 2006 (UTC)


Hello! I just learned of wikipedia, and have been finding it very useful. I found a few articles that I thought should have been edited, so i took the liberty and edited them. One page that I edited on (eragon) was left the way I left it. But another page I made a minor change to was changed back, and then you banned me. This page was alchemy. I was wondering why you banned me, and when I will get editing priveleges back.

-Joehogian — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Joehogian (talkcontribs) 03:42, 3 December 2006 (UTC).

Hi, your block log is empty, so I've never blocked your account "Joehogian" before. Are you sure you weren't autoblocked at the time instead? I can't review the block you're referring to unless you provide me with the full details including the reason and the IP address. --  Netsnipe   ►  11:09, 3 December 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for lifting the auto-block of my IP - I was shocked upon seeing that I had been blocked! :) – - kungming· 2 (Talk) 07:30, 3 December 2006 (UTC)


Apparently the sockpuppet reporting page has not been visited by an admin in ages, so I just want to inform you about possible Alfredosolis sockpuppets as can be read here. Gdo01 06:32, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

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Page protection of User talk:Eowbotm1

Hello Netsnipe,

I noticed that you protected the page User talk:Eowbotm1. I was the one that discovered User:Eowbotm and his various socks, and who posted about it on WP:AN/I to get him blocked.

Anyway, since this user is denying that he's Eowbotm1, it may be useful to post this link somewhere on his talk page, which is a diff of an edit where he admits that he is Eowbotm on his user page. I'd do this myself, but the page is protected, so your assistance in the matter would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance! — Lantoka ( talk | contrib) 07:57, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

P.S. This is a better diff.

Follow up: Eowbotm's back on User:Fortunefaded and vandalized your user page. He's blocked now though. — Lantoka ( talk | contrib) 22:28, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Reviewing blocks

You said: "I'd also like to ask you that in future, for the sake of fairness and due process that you do not decline the unblock requests of users you block yourself unless the request is pure nonsense or abusive. From an ethical, reviews of blocks are meant to be carried out by a 3rd party."

Will do. I thought it was pretty clear in this case, given the editor's user page (GNAA, etc., etc., etc.), that the unblock request was pure nonsense. Also, I was under the impression that the unblock request would still be visible and reviewed by other admins. I'll be more careful in the future. --Yamla 16:28, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

A DB-Attack Article

Hello Netsnipe, this db-attack article has been up for some time now. Could you take a look at it please? Thank you.¤~Persian Poet Gal (talk) 06:20, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. --  Netsnipe   ►  06:23, 6 December 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for unblocking me again!Chamberlian 14:26, 6 December 2006 (UTC)


Thanks, but I believe it should be If there is an increase in vandalism, remove it from the whitelist, I will use secure login. --ZhongHan (Email) 13:58, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

SingNet owns - See meta:Range blocks for more details. --  Netsnipe   ►  14:01, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Well, my suspicions panned out (I hate when that happens). Universalgenius (talk · contribs · logs · block user · block log) is definitely an Enlighter1 sock and he's coming from the usual place. I've blocked indefinitely as it's obviously a static IP. Mackensen (talk) 14:05, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

You may want to run a checkuser on Leaderofall (talk+ · tag · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log · SUL · CA · checkuser (log)) then. Likely a sleeper account in that case. How did you detect that the host was compromised in the first place? Just intuition? --  Netsnipe   ►  14:09, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Block/unblock feature

I know it's been a while, but I've completed the feature you requested, which queries whether the user is blocked or unblocked before directing to the appropriate page. It should work with any user page, including redirects.

It may still have a bug or two, so if you find errors, let me know, along with which page you were on, what your error console/dialog returned as the error, and which browser you're using.

Thanks very much for your idea, and I hope the new feature works as you hoped. haz (talk) e 17:02, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, but unfortunately, it doesn't work properly. It always brings up Special:Blockip regardless of whether a user is blocked or not. Would you like me to lend you my account for a day so you can debug it? --  Netsnipe   ►  13:44, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
Strange, it works OK for me. For blocked users, it goes straight to the unblock page.
Go to a blocked user's user (talk) page and use User options > Vandals > Current block list. Does the page look like this? Image:Cactions bug ipblocklist.JPG
Probably a silly question, but could you try Ctrl-F5ing?
As for the 2 errors, the first is a global CSS error that's not my doing, I actually reported it this morning to MediaWiki talk:Common.css but was told that it's going to stay there as it's not causing any harm.
I noticed the second error yesterday, as it was the first time that I gave myself "admin" powers on the tool. The script looks for an undelete tab to remove, even if one doesn't exist. Shouldn't be too hard to remove.
Let me know what happens with Ctrl-F5. Oh, another thought: hovering over the "Block/unblock" link, do you get an HTTP or Javascript link coming up in the statusbar? Anyway, get back to me. Haza-w.debug 16:11, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
JS error fixed. Clearly I can't do anything about the CSS error, it's nothing to do with me... I still can't see any reason why "block/unblock" shouldn't be working. Try Ctrl-F5; if that fails, then ding me again. Haza-w.debug 16:36, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
Fixed it! You admin types get an extra "block" link which threw my script right off. Should be fine now. haz (talk) e 16:44, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

A sock tagging

Howdy, you may not remember this, but I'm trying to track down information on why Flinders (talk · contribs) was tagged as a sock of Mattisse (talk · contribs). Was there a RFCU to back this up? The RFCU for Mattisse does not list or confirm this account, and there is no RFCU for Flinders. --Ars Scriptor 15:29, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Rdsmith4 (talk contribs) ran the CheckUser. --  Netsnipe   ►  15:49, 7 December 2006 (UTC)


Thank you for blocking that sock account. I appreciate it. --Gene_poole 01:05, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

Not the first time

...that he's tried this ruse. [20] makes interesting reading. Antandrus (talk) 05:22, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

God's country ?

I was doing a little bit of work on the Pabst Brewing Company page, and out of curiosity did a search on "God's country" to see if anything had been written about their slogan. I found it and its variations were permanently blocked. But I can't see the history. What, pray tell, happened on those pages to compel you or someone else to take such action? Wahkeenah 05:48, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

There's never been an article on "God's country". It's always been the battleground of a silly edit war with anonymous users continuing to redirect it to articles such as Australia, Eastern Suburbs, Sutherland Shire, and even Fascism and has been deleted about 5 times already. If you think you can write a neutral and sourced article about the phrase, please send me a draft and I'll unlock it for you. Thanks. --  Netsnipe   ►  07:01, 8 December 2006 (UTC)


-- Brookie :) - a will o' the wisp ! (Whisper...) 10:42, December 8, 2006 (UTC)

God's country?

Thanks for the note, and for reformatting my talk page. :) No, it's not worth reviving and risking an edit war just to expand on a beer commercial. I was just curious if there was anything about it, as it's apparently a frequently-used phrase. Everyone thinks his homeland is "God's country", I suppose... along with the ironic use, such as Groucho Marx in Animal Crackers (1930 or so), as "Captain Spaulding, the African Explorer", telling his audience, "Africa is God's country... and He can have it!" No, let's leave this one alone. :) Wahkeenah 12:27, 8 December 2006 (UTC)


Many thanks for your quick action. huongthao 14:25, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

User talk:Sbchilton

Hi, I don't know if you saw it, but this user previously asked to be unblocked and the unblock was declined. He removed the decline template to ask again. -- lucasbfr talk 17:30, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

Crap I missed it. Oh well, I've already assumed good faith, and I will be keeping an eye out on that account anyway. Thanks for the heads up. --  Netsnipe   ►  17:32, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

Deleting old instructions

There is no reason to delete things like Wikipedia:Google Web Accelerator. Just tag it as historical. — Centrxtalk • 17:35, 8 December 2006 (UTC)


Doh-eth! I missed the fact that was a shared/school IP, which was why I blocked for so long. Thanks for catching and fixing my error! --P e ruvianLlama(spit) 19:01, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

On a personal level

On a personal level Netsnipe, thank you for taking care of Izanbardprince and his vandalizing of articles and my personal page. It's nice to know that such behaviour is watched by those in power. God Bless. -- Imgi12 07:48, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for unblocking me.How do I make a user page? I don't see any thing to edit one. 13:46, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

Log back in. Unregistered users don't get user pages. --  Netsnipe   ►  13:49, 9 December 2006 (UTC)


Hi! Sorry we overlapped on their talk page. Should someone file a SSP report on this IP range? I've never done that. Or maybe an RfC? Let me know what I can do. Thanks! -- weirdoactor t|c -- 14:32, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

There's no actual sockpuppetry as yet. Just anonymous IP vandalism. Semi-protection will hopefully put a quick stop to that. --  Netsnipe   ►  14:37, 9 December 2006 (UTC)
Check out the contrib links on this talk page. I even tried a "plea for sanity"...I don't think this vandal will "go quietly into that good night". -- weirdoactor t|c -- 14:41, 9 December 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for the heads-up. You don't find the editing patterns to be a bit, um, disturbing? Users who show up out of the blue and become heavy participants in a contentious AfD, showing good knowledge of Wikipedia guidelines (like notability), scream "shenanigans" to me, at least. (I'm not disputing the unblock; I'm a new admin and am looking for feedback.) | Mr. Darcy talk 15:04, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

There's a difference between single purpose account and sock puppets. You only block the latter if CheckUser proves it or they're being obviously disruptive. Don't forget that friends do ask their friends to help stack votes on Wikipedia, but sometimes those friends editing Wikipedia for the first time stay. If I were you, I wouldn't block any AFD sockpuppets on suspicion alone if they're not vandalising etc. Just use the {{Not a ballot}} and {{spa}} and the closing admin will ignore them. It's just not the risk biting potential newcomers. As for the AFD you're handling, you can blame that on the Gay Nigger Association of America trolls and their war on blogs -- just treat them as white noise. --  Netsnipe   ►  15:15, 9 December 2006 (UTC)
OK, good to know. The other two accounts I blocked were clearly SPAs (and in hindsight, I should have identified them as such), so I'm comfortable with those. Thanks again. | Mr. Darcy talk 15:18, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

IP blocks.

Gotcha. I've restored the block at one week, leaving account creation open as well. The indef was inadvertent; I thought I had set it to a finite duration but obviously selected the wrong item in the pull-down menu. | Mr. Darcy talk 18:00, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

PS, if you think a shorter block is in order, go ahead. I was just looking for something long enough to discourage the editor in question from continuing his assault on Embraer-related articles. | Mr. Darcy talk 18:02, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

There was no point reblocking (talkcontribsWHOISRDNSRBLsblock user[block log]) at all. If you hadn't noticed from the edits to your talk page, he/she had already forced an IP change to (talkcontribsWHOISRDNSRBLsblock user[block log]). In these situations, semi-protection is much more useful than blocks. --  Netsnipe   ►  18:12, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

Semi-protecting a half-dozen or more pages seemed like a bad idea to me; why deny other editors the chance to make legitimate edits? If the user in question starts his shenanigans again from the new IP address, I would temporarily block that one as well (would a few hours be more appropriate?) - but so far, s/he hasn't done so, but has been quite reasonable in discussing the matter. You can just respond here, BTW - no need to repost on my talk page. | Mr. Darcy talk 18:23, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

You've got a equally good point as well.I was thinking you might have resorted to a range block instead. If the user persists, bring it up at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents. --  Netsnipe   ►  18:28, 9 December 2006 (UTC)


TRN UK got recreated by a User whose name is eerily similar to that of the now-blocked hoaxer who created the article originally. Think this one should be blocked as well? User:Zoe|(talk) 20:05, 9 December 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for removing my autoblock.
Steevven1 (Talk) (Contributions) 22:09, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

this user is deleting stats from careers of sportsmen. should i revert it? West Brom 4ever 11:51, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

Have you tried communicating with him via his talkpage first? --  Netsnipe   ►  11:52, 10 December 2006 (UTC)
not yet. i'll do it now. if i may ask you to reply on my talk page. thx West Brom 4ever 11:53, 10 December 2006 (UTC)
thanks for welcome. i contacted this user. i'll report you soon about what he/she said. regards, West Brom 4ever 11:55, 10 December 2006 (UTC)
sorry if i'm boring, but here is reply from ip user: West Brom 4ever 12:00, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

== 06-07 stats ==

Wikipedia:WikiProject Ice Hockey/Player pages format#Records

As well, please refrain from updating stats mid-season, as it complicates things and Wikipedia's purpose is not to provide up-to-the-date statistics.

-- 11:57, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

Admin help.

OK, I think I need to undo a bad page move (Czechoslovakia -> Republic of Czechoslovakia). There have been a few edits since then, but it will be easy to re-create them after the undo. What's the best procedure? Rollback the current article (RoC) then move it? I want to make sure I preserve page histories etc. Complicating it is that Czechoslovakia is now a dab page with its own small history. Thanks. | Mr. Darcy talk 23:30, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

Based on the tickings off and super-fast reverts I encountered from the editors of the dab page, I think it's fair to assume that they want the old state of affairs back. Most of the post-30 November edit history looks eminently discardable. I'd suggest just zapping Czechoslovakia, reverting the move, and rolling back the edits to the pre-move state. According me, the last pre-move versions are:
But you might want to double-check that. Apologies for stating the bloody obvious (like Sybil Fawlty, I could compete in the Olympics at that). If Domino theory (talk contribs) is unhappy, perhaps xe won't do this sort of thing again. Angus McLellan (Talk) 01:15, 10 December 2006 (UTC)
OK, I took a whack at this last night, and started a new discussion at Talk:Czechoslovakia. I think we're all set, but if you notice I did something wrong, let me know. It appears that all the edit histories are where they belong. | Mr. Darcy talk 18:06, 10 December 2006 (UTC)


Weren't you a little quick on that one? He didn't add any links after he was warned. -Patstuarttalk|edits 08:57, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

Unblocked. Thanks for picking that up. --  Netsnipe   ►  08:59, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

Yes indeed... Please remove Fengshui88's IP address from the "spam" list as it appears you have inadvertently blocked the wrong address. I cannot currently perform any edits. Thanks. -- Zero76 11:16, December 10, 2006 (UTC)

If you are currently blocked, then could you please tell me how you are able to edit my talk page? --  Netsnipe   ►  11:48, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

Sorry... it must have been unblocked before I came to your talk page but all I know is that I received a warning from "Netsnipe" saying that my IP code had previously been used by "Fengshui88", a user I have never heard of, and that I had been blocked from any edits. After that when I went to your talk page again everything was back to normal so I posted this note just in case it happened again. Just to let you know, I received the notice at around 11:10 UTC when I was trying to edit the article Ilyushin Il-96. Thanks anyway. -- Zero76 09:41, 11 December 2006 (UTC)


why has my page on wikipedia been deleted? (

a lot of companies have a history and ours is a website that promotes local culture. If the wording was not properly said, then I can reword.

Then how come other companies like these exist:

What is the difference between these companies and our website?


Neville — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Nevmic (talkcontribs) 17:37, 10 December 2006 (UTC).

Your article failed to establish the notability of your company as required by the criteria set out in the Wikipedia:Notability (companies and corporations) guidelines. You should also note that advertisements masquerading as articles will be deleted for failing the Wikipedia:Neutral point of view policy. If you wish to appeal my deletion, please file an appeal at Wikipedia:Deletion review. --  Netsnipe   ►  17:52, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

Trolling by

Archived. I have done this because this critic refuses to disclose his/her identity or follow the proper procedures as set out in Wikipedia:Resolving disputes. --  Netsnipe   ►  20:57, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

Block/unblock bug

Hi Haza, I've found a minor bug. Your unblocking tool needs to encode underscores or spaces in usernames for the unblock user link. --  Netsnipe   ►  08:26, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

Fixed? haz (talk) e 21:01, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

When is it open.

Does anyone know when McDonalds is open? I keep on trying to call them and knocking on the door but no one seems to be answering. If you could provide the pertinent information that would be great. I'm sorry, I'm really hungry. Thank you. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Great Scrivener (talkcontribs) 21:28, 10 December 2006 (UTC).

P.S. Your Cat is Dead

Okay, okay! I've never seen that play before, and I wasn't sure if there was too much information there. My bad :-) P.B. Pilhe t / Talk 22:14, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

OOPS! I accidently left you a message intended for someone else. I must be having a bad day :-) Sorry! -- P.B. Pilhe t / Talk 22:16, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

You think you're having a bad day: try not being able to go to your local McDonalds all night. I waited for 3 hours for them to open up. I'm freezing and hunry. (Great Scrivener 03:40, 11 December 2006 (UTC))

About the autoblock you just removed on User:Amjra

The IP address of that autoblock is, I wonder if that is a open proxy? Because it is being red-flagged by SORBS but I have no other ways to confirm that. --WinHunter (talk) 11:47, 11 December 2006 (UTC)


His edits would justify a block, but why his username?

The meaning of the name could be disputed.

If parsed as "Al Loves Poo", surely it's unseemly.

But if parsed as a portmanteau of "All Love Spoo", it's a noncontroversial statement.

Perhaps you might consider revising the reason for the block, from name to vandalism — though then you might have to give the three warnings first (he's only had one). SAJordan talkcontribs 18:07, 17 Dec 2006 (UTC).

I see you've now made it a vandalism block. Thank you for listening. SAJordan talkcontribs 19:45, 17 Dec 2006 (UTC).


for unblocking me. DavidJJJ 17:01, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

Thank you!

Thanks a lot for the unblock! You made my wikilife easier. :-) Tero 20:01, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

Agim Çeku

Dear Netsnipe,

Greetings from Kosovo. I am writing to you with regards to Agim Çeku article, currently protected, and thus no edits are allowed. There seems to be a major error in the article, one that required immediate attention, I believe.

The website of the Kosovar Prime Minister [21] states that Agim Çeku, the current PM, was born in the Qyshk village, Kosovo, on 28 October 1960. This information is available in the Albanian and the Serbian version of the website. However, in the English version a mistake seems to have been made, and his date of birth is presented as October 29, 1960. So, the odds are 2 to 1 that he was born on October 28, not October 29.

Our Wikipedia article however states that he was born on the 29 October, 1960, in Peja -- not Qyshk. Qyshk is a small village and the nearest town is Peja, hence I believe we should write something along the lines that Agim Çeku was born on October 28, 1960, in Qyshk, a village near Peja, Kosovo.

I will be contacting the PM's Office to get a confirmation of his DOB. However, since the material for PM's website is first prepared in Albanian and then translated to other languages, precedence must be given to the information in Albanian.

Many thanks and I look forward to hearing from you. Kosovar 20:20, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for Unblock

Well...the title says it all. Thanks again. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mixarrow (talkcontribs) 20:56, 11 December 2006 (UTC).

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[22] I'd like to point out that in the few cases where I've used this template I've always used it with the intention to specifically indicate that an IP quite likely is not shared. E.g it belongs to a cable provider for private customers and may be presumed either static or semi-static, thus repeat vandalism doesn't need to be treated with kid gloves out of worry that it might be a school. So the {{SharedIP}} options wouldn't help. You've reverted yourself, but anyway, was it a simple error, or is there a backstory? Femto 13:19, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Yeah. Overeager template clean-up = ). By the way, you may to actually link {{{1}}} somewhere. See SharedIP for what I've done with the "host=" option. Cheers. --  Netsnipe   ►  13:26, 12 December 2006 (UTC)


Thanks - Netsnipe - I have tweaked the entry - I wanted to get something on quickly. I am not sure of how to allow verification without the risk of advertising.

Chris @ Optima 14:51, 12 December 2006 (UTC) — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Optsols (talkcontribs) 13:20, 12 December 2006 (UTC).

Desmond Tutu

Why have you deleted this mans bio? Damburger 15:31, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for catching that! The vandal User:Condon69 created a whole bunch of attack pages including some named after real people, but with the surname in lower case. I somehow missed the fact that Desmond Tutu was the real article and not "Desmond tutu". The article's been undeleted now. --  Netsnipe   ►  15:36, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Chateau Bauduc

Hi Netsnipe.

Is the chateau bauduc entry now acceptable? I appreciate any help or assistance as there seem to be a lot or hoops to jump through!

Also added another Bauduc entry Felice Cerruti Bauduc this was deleted but I have recreated it. Can you confirm if this is infringing some guideline?

Chris Chris @ Optima 15:56, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Château Bauduc is an acceptable start for a new article on Wikipedia and another editor has moved it back into the encyclopedia. It will need some polishing though since it reads a bit disjointedly and it needs some tidying up in the layout, but I can take care of that for you later (going to bed now). As for Felice Cerruti Bauduc, take a look at Wikipedia:Notability (people). That'll help you along the way, but it seems like most of the references online about him are in Italian rather than English so it might be a bit difficult to write a proper article without getting some sources translated. By the way, you don't need to include links to other Bauduc's in your articles. Just create a disambiguation page at Bauduc instead. Thanks for heeding my advice and again. welcome to Wikipedia. --  Netsnipe   ►  16:07, 12 December 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for your quick response on my autoblock unblock request. JubalHarshaw 16:23, 12 December 2006 (UTC)


I think you accidentaly unblocked him: [23]. -WarthogDemon 06:37, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for picking up my mistake. --  Netsnipe   ►  06:39, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Have a cookie

Choco chip cookie.jpg Administrative cookie
For blocking yourself for the first time, I, Ryulong, give you a cookie. — Ryūlóng (竜龍) 06:43, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanx for whacking Primetime's latest round of sockpuppetry and trolling. Can I ask for some help? He's trying to save his reputation by attacking me on Commons. See commons:User:HQCentral and commons:User:Temp. Thanx for whatever happens. 07:45, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Contact anyone on the commons:Administrators list. --  Netsnipe   ►  07:57, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
I've been slowly trying... 08:02, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Cleanup request

Hello, Netsnipe. I know you're busy (I see your name all over the place these days so I know you're always busy), but I was wondering if you could do me a favor. User:SkyBoxx created a mess and I've gone through it, reverting vandalism where I could. I have tagged 34 pages for deletion where he "awarded" clearly inappropriate barnstars, such as the Tireless Contributor Barnstar to editors who have only made two edits. Would you be willing to follow up and delete those pages before those editors log back in to Wikipedia? Most of them haven't contributed in weeks, but the sooner those pages are gone, the better. I would appreciate any assistance you could provide. Thank you. SWAdair 08:28, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Removing autoblock on Mounds View Public Schools

Hey, Netsnipe. Thanks for removing the autoblock on the Mounds View servers and for unblocking me. I have a question though: Given that the IP has had a long history of abuse (back to 2003), should I file an abuse report on my own school? crazyviolinist 13:29, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

You're welcome. There's no need. Already anon-blocked. --  Netsnipe   ►  13:47, 13 December 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for info on reverting. I'm a fairly new user to the wikipedia. But i see that other people in my organization (we have the same ip through nat) are vandalising against airlines. Well thanks anyway. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 13:38, December 13, 2006 (UTC)

Re: SharedIPEDU's

Oups. I will remember that next time, thanks! --WinHunter (talk) 13:49, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

LOL. Nice! :) Riana 14:47, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Any chance you could re-sprotect this guy's page? riana_dzasta 15:09, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Warning messages.

Yes. A lot are handcrafted... I like the personal touch,Thanks for the reference link BTW -It should come in handy...

BTW I don't have admin bits, I am just a normal user with a lot of time :-)

ShakespeareFan00 15:11, 13 December 2006 (UTC)


Hello again Netsnipe. User Izanbardprince is once again vandalizing the "Homosexuality" article. I just thought I'd bring this to your attention. Imgi12 09:38 13 December 2006

I am not an administrator who will ban editors that you disagree with on demand. The last time I blocked Izanbardprince, it was because of vandalism to your user page. Read Wikipedia:Vandalism carefully for what constitutes vandalism on Wikipedia. This is clearly a Point of View dispute and I will not intervene. Please see Wikipedia:Resolving disputes instead. The only other times that I will intervene is if either side violates the Wikipedia:Three-revert rule or Wikipedia:Sock puppetry policies and in which case you can report it at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard. One more thing, new messages are to be placed at the bottom of another user's talk page page, not the top. --  Netsnipe   ►  16:48, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

To Be Clear

So what you are saying is that a user with a past history of vandalizing pages he disagrees with, replacing NPOV statements with virulent communist diatribes, AS HE HAS DONE REPEATEDLY IN THE PAST 48 HOURS to the homosexuality article, is not worthy of your attention as an administrator? The term "Point of View" dispute and "Vandalism" are one and the same with this user! Give me a break! I would also like to point out that your condescending remark about you not being an admin who will block people I disagree with was just plain stupid! I never asked you to block anybody in my post. All I said was that a known vandalizer of articles was at it again and I was bringing the issue to your attention.

Imgi12 10:06 13 December 2006

Apologies if I sounded condescending, but I've been badgered this way in the past by others and I'm awfully wary of it happening it again. Please report such incidents at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents and other independent administrators will review the situation. --  Netsnipe   ►  17:13, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Vandals can blank but can't hide...

Comments? — The preceding unsigned comment was added by ShakespeareFan00 (talkcontribs) 21:20, 14 December 2006 (UTC).


geeeeeee thanks a lot for helping me. i wish i could give you a barnstar.........Crawfordknights 01:34, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

Starwood Request for Comment

As someone who has worked on articles affected by this, you may be interested to know that there is a Request for Comment on Starwood links and a Starwood_Festival/mediation page. --Pigman (talk • contribs) 02:22, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

Blocking my students

Dear Andrew,

Recently one of the Wikipedia adminstrators has blocked the user pages created by students enrolled in one of my classes (Com 435, Emerging Communication Technologies, Purdue University). He labeled them as "spam" pages because they included a link to my webpage. The link was present on those pages because I showed the students how to create a link on their user pages, using as an example a hyperlink to my webpage. This was meant to be a simple exercise and temporary. The administrator has interpreted this, however, to be the work of a spammer who has created a bunch of sock puppet accounts. I do not know what kind of evidence he used to conclude that, but when appealed, his decision was confirmed by you. In addition, my URL, matei dot org has been blacklisted. I think that your own research in the matter was at the very least superficial and your decision rash and uninformed. I demand that you unblock my students' accounts immediately and you take my page off the blacklisted list. All the student accounts are legit. The students want to be Wikipedia editors and you should give them a chance to learn how to use it. Your behavior cannot but turn people off from using and improving this site.

I appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

For a track record of the actions, please refer to this.

All the best,

Dr. Sorin A. Matei Purdue University

s m a t e i a t p u r d u e dot e d u — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Damis (talkcontribs) 03:15, December 14, 2006 (UTC)

Apologies for the mix up. Our first impression was that this was an orchestrated spam campaign rather than a class exercise. Your student accounts unfortunately matched the well established pattern of spammers that create dozens to hundreds of accounts which all promote the same external links on all their user pages while making no positive contributions to the encyclopedia itself. Yes, my assessment was rather rash and incorrect this time around, but don't forget that Wikipedia is one of the busiest sites in the world and the volume of spam we have to deal with means we have little time to go through every appeal with a fine tooth comb. Feel free to email us a list of your students who were blocked to [unblock-en-l] and we'll unblock their accounts. Thanks. --  Netsnipe   ►  04:50, 17 December 2006 (UTC)


It seems to be wrong in the way it substitutes the parameter, is you pass it an article link, it refers to that as the location of the deletion policies. --ArmadilloFromHellGateBridge 01:15, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

It looks fine to me. Can you provide me an example? --  Netsnipe   ►  03:51, 17 December 2006 (UTC)


I tried as you suggested and through [Special:Userlogin] there it is seeming no any problem with editing in Wikipedia, but there also a little inconvenience, because I always have to reply/confirm to the message box of "Security information". Anyway, it is better than always get message showing that user is blocked. Many thanks to you. Vuong Ngan Ha 03:19, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Now Zeoblast

User:zeoblast has committed a number of vandalisms today, for example [24] after claiming not to be a sockpuppet of zeosurfer. However, pattern is the same. Strangely, I cannot get a log of his many actions (most of which I've undone) except by clicking on "contribs" after his name on any given edit. They don't show up on his user page or edit logs. How's he DO that?? Anyway, there they are for today: [25] S B H arris 05:45, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Thank you

I see that Jayjg has taken it upon himself to deny users the right to post anything that he doesn't like, regardless of it's validity. He deleted my posting on the Talk page as well as everything I've ever put on Zionism. How do I file a complaint about him?


Darrow Pco 19:20, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

I suggest you seek mediation as part of Wikipedia's dispute resolution process instead of complaining. Complaining oftens leads to violations of the Wikipedia:Civility and Wikipedia:No personal attacks policies and more blocks. --  Netsnipe   ►  19:27, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Unblock request by IP - Autoblock reveals user - IP correlation. Is this a good thing ?

I noticed on a user User_talk:Truthspreader that an unblock request by an IP address is placed on the users own talk page. This allows people to thus instantly get a correlation using WHOIS as to what ISP the username uses. This seems an odd thing to reveal just like that. I would have thought that such a correlation could only be done if a user check of some kind was done. I don't care that much for Truthspreader anyway; it's just the tin-foil wearing paranoid in me coming out. Ttiotsw 20:40, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

3rr violation on Political Cooperative

3rr violation on Political Cooperative SlimVirgin keeps deleting the content while it is being edited and cleaned up. Thanks Pco 01:13, 18 December 2006 (UTC)


Netsnipe, I see you unblocked Pco (talk · contribs) because you believe his reverting didn't amount to a 3RR violation. Could I ask you to step in and take administrative action against this user if you feel it's appropriate? He is editing very disruptively; removing people's posts from talk pages [26]; making serious personal attacks — has called Jpgordon a liar and sockpuppet [27]; Jayjg a liar [28]; and me "some kind of freak" [29]; adding OR to articles; has created a vanity article about a non-notable group he says he founded [30]; has accused others of violating 3RR when they haven't — e.g. he accuses me of having reverted four times in three hours, [31] when the history shows I edited once and reverted twice in 16 hours. [32] [33] [34])

His latest claim is that it is not him making the personal attacks, but a computer hacker, and it was not him who called Jayjg a "liar," but you. [35]

Is there anything you can do? SlimVirgin (talk) 01:37, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

Also, she has violated 3RR again twice. [36] SlimVirgin (talk) 02:48, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

I had already gone to bed by the time Pco started making personal attacks so I regret not to have been able to deal with this incident. --  Netsnipe   ►  13:14, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

Justin Gammon

I added {{deletedpage}} to this, can you please protect it now?? Thanks, --SunStar Nettalk 13:50, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

No need yet. The user has been blocked. Deleted pages should only be protected if there's sockpuppet campaign to repost it. No point wasting database resources otherwise. --  Netsnipe   ►  13:52, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
Mind you, it was deleted three times. Perhaps I made a mistake posting {{deleted}} too early! --SunStar Nettalk 13:54, 18 December 2006 (UTC)


Hello, my name is Patelco, i know i am new here but i just wanted to tell you that you have blocked one of my friends XxInfectionxX. Now, i know that you tried to unblock him but he only did some of the vadalism. I know that since i know him personaly he said to me that he didn't most of the vandalism. He said someone had got into his account! Thankyou!

- Patelco 16:29, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

No. I will not be unblocking XxInfectionxX because he has never made a single positive contribution to the encyclopedia itself. Users are responsible for the security of their own account and all edits attributed to it. --  Netsnipe   ►  16:43, 18 December 2006 (UTC)


Thank you for unblocking me. Thedreamdied 00:46, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

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Username change for blocked user

Hi. I'm just letting you know that the request you posted on WP:CHU on behalf of a blocked user (due to inappropriate username: Niqqer → Niq702) has been fulfilled [37]. Redux 11:21, 19 December 2006 (UTC)


Okay can put it back for the moment. I am trying to write up a templates to be used by admins for such event - i.e. on CSD deletion see Wikipedia:Template messages/User talk namespace#Deletion notifications. Surely better to have separate set of templates for notification of CSD and deletion using CSD. Your thoughts please Lethaniol 16:06, 19 December 2006 (UTC) P.S. if you like the deletion set and nn-notice only used for Admin deletion then could redirect to Template:nn-warn-deletion

Yep. A redirect to Template:nn-warn-deletion would be fine. Thanks. --  Netsnipe   ►  16:08, 19 December 2006 (UTC)


What have I done again to supposedly break the rules? — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Agill81 (talkcontribs) 03:02, 20 December 2006 (UTC).


Thanks for unblocking me. I hate my proxy server, but I can't do anything about it. WiiWillieWiki 19:17, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Asperger redirects

Please do not add nonsense to Wikipedia, as you did to Assburger syndrome. It is considered vandalism. If you would like to experiment, use the sandbox. Thank you. . Also for Assburger Syndrome --  Netsnipe   ►  14:22, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

  • These redirects were not nonsense and certainly not vandalism. Considering the syndrome is often mispronounced as "assburgers", it is reasonable to believe that some people would type in this spelling. This was a natural redirect. Omnivore Oprah 16:02, 22 December 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for helping me get unblocked and my account up and running. But, now someone wants to delete an article I've written. Did I do something wrong again? This is not a very friendly place! -Pahuskahey 05:56, 23 December 2006 (UTC)


Please do not add nonsense to Wikipedia, as you did to Assburger syndrome. It is considered vandalism. If you would like to experiment, use the sandbox. Thank you. . Also for Assburger Syndrome --  Netsnipe   ►  14:22, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

  • These redirects were not nonsense and certainly not vandalism. Considering the syndrome is often pronounced as "assburgers", it is reasonable to believe that some people would type in this spelling. This was a natural redirect. Omnivore Oprah 16:00, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
I've removed the DB tag. I think Netsnipe had good intentions, but the redirect is a real (if unfortunate) mispronunciation of the syndrome and is likely to be used by folks who have heard it phonetically and are searching for it to learn more. - CHAIRBOY () 18:56, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

Merry Winterval(s)!!!! (12-22-06)

Oh, the weather outside is frightful!... But I hope wherever you you are, that it's warm and delightful! : )Randfan!!

align="center" Dear Netsnipe/Archive 1,

I wish you a very, very merry Winterval!

And since I don't know which you celebrate, I hope you have/had/will have a very happy Holiday!. Hope you and your family have a magnificent day, or series of days! You might wanna install the "SaucyMillionaire" font to see this correctly. Cheers, mate! :)Randfan!!

God (or your deity/deities) bless you and your family! —¡Randfan!Sign here? 02:30, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

-I was planning to hand these out on the 22nd of Dec. but things got in the way.... Happy holidays! — ¡Rand fan !Sign here? 20:27, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

I made sure you got this. :) — ¡Rand fan !Sign here? 20:27, 23 December 2006 (UTC)


Can I have your autograph in my boook? Thanks a metric ton! — ¡Rand fan !Sign here? 20:27, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

Gather My Army

The fools have proved useless once more. Let us regain our honor by battling the hobgoblins (all of them)!!! To WAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!This is a minor edit (what's this?) Watch this page!!! — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Great Scrivener (talkcontribs) 04:38, 24 December 2006 (UTC).

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, and May the Edit be with you, always. T-borg (drop me a line) 20:12, 24 December 2006 (UTC)


Mackensen on wikibreak

I was not able to get (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log) blocked as his later contributions appeared cosher to the admin reviewing at WP:AIV. Seems to have stopped again and I listed the IP to be checked if it is an open proxy. I hope you will pick this up before he starts again. Agathoclea 23:35, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

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Request for protecting

Can you please protect this article: Kosovo Protection Corps. We have to do with a real troll named KosMetfan. --Noah30 19:10, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

a user you disciplined is repeating prior actions

User:Ford Prefect 2 has blanked his talk page so that the discussion with prior warnings, blocks and the appeal you declined do not show. See [38] He has recently created Duncan Doughnuts (Radio), Lucy Helliwell and Juicy Lucy (DJ) (a redirect), which seem to be recreations of his previously disputed articles. One was recently deleted after an AfD. I have no position about the notablility of the subject individuals (and tend to be an inclusionist in notability disputes), but these actions seem contrary to expected behavior here. I am uncertain about the proper course of action, so I'm dumping it on you, --Hjal 22:21, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

How are you?

I'm still trying to forgive you for deserting me over the Starwood Festival thing. So I am still interested in you. Fortunately others did not lose faith in me. Now the whole thing has reached Arbitration. But I am peripheral. If you look at the pages, it seems as if I am the issue. But really not. I leave it to others to argue. I am, as someone explained, the strawman. But I miss you, one of my first friends. Sincerely, Mattisse 05:15, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

P.S. You were my first hero. Mattisse 05:18, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

The Showster

Someone claimed that this user was caught in the crossfire in a sockpuppet situation. I don't know if I believe it or not, but I unblocked. Just letting you know since you were the original blocking admin. Your original block was totally proper, of course.--Jimbo Wales 23:11, 30 December 2006 (UTC)


Did you mean to indef-block Stroon (talk · contribs · logs · block user · block log) when you [added the tag to his talk page] back in September? He was only blocked for 24 hours at the time, and the block has long since expired by now. Someone was wondering about that here. — Ilmari Karonen (talk) 06:50, 31 December 2006 (UTC)