User talk:Ollieinc

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Finally, an editor with a significant history i can talk to[edit]

Why did you thank me today for an edit I made to the Main Page back in August? --Floquenbeam (talk) 20:38, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

I've accidentally edited something I shouldn't have (an archived talk page) during an AWB run; I found it amusing someone would edit something as significant as the Main Page during an AWB run Ollieinc (talk) 00:10, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

Clutch Plague[edit]

In a 10 October 2016 edit at John Buchan you changed "Great Depression" to "Clutch Plague" (three times). That may be some junk installed in your browser, and it might have damaged other articles in other ways. Please investigate before doing further edits. Johnuniq (talk) 10:47, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

Hi @Johnuniq:, thanks for bringing this to my attention. I visited the page Great Depression and the title changed into Clutch Plague. Then I realised that it must be the Chrome extension Millennials to Snake People, an extension which replaces the text 'Millennial' with 'Snake People' on webpages. It also appears to change other words, including Great Depression. I'll contact the developer and see if there is a way to prevent it doing this again - it appears from testing in my sandbox that when the editbox is loaded, it changes the words, but not if I enter them into a textbox myself. In the meantime I'll disable the extension. Ollieinc (talk) 00:44, 25 October 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. I searched for more cases by other editors and fixed them. I put some information at word changer. Johnuniq (talk) 04:39, 27 October 2016 (UTC)
User:Johnuniq - Thank you. It appears that this extension, while presumably meant to be a joke, behaves from the standpoint of Wikipedia like malware, and could cause a good-faith editor who doesn't realize what it does to get a Level 3 warning for vandalism and then, if they are good-faith but clueless and know that they don't mean to be a vandal, to be indeffed for vandalism. Yuck. Robert McClenon (talk) 15:48, 31 October 2016 (UTC)
@Robert McClenon: Yes, and a secondary issue is whether Clutch Plague should exist to cover changes by the malware—see discussion. Johnuniq (talk) 23:07, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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Ways to improve Sharyn Casey[edit]

Hi, I'm Chris troutman. Ollieinc, thanks for creating Sharyn Casey!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. I don't see evidence of general notability.

The tags can be removed by you or another editor once the issues they mention are addressed. If you have questions, you can leave a comment on my talk page. Or, for more editing help, talk to the volunteers at the Teahouse. Chris Troutman (talk) 03:56, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

Ways to improve Clint Roberts (broadcaster)[edit]

Hi, I'm Chris troutman. Ollieinc, thanks for creating Clint Roberts (broadcaster)!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. This is a lazy biography. There are better sources available and they should be represented here.

The tags can be removed by you or another editor once the issues they mention are addressed. If you have questions, you can leave a comment on my talk page. Or, for more editing help, talk to the volunteers at the Teahouse. Chris Troutman (talk) 03:57, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

Equine Studies listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Equine Studies. Since you had some involvement with the Equine Studies redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. - CHAMPION (talk) (contributions) (logs) 02:03, 15 December 2016 (UTC)