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A cheeseburger for you![edit]

Cheeseburger.png Because now I need some food. Go forth and make other vandals angry while I eat. :-) Katietalk 16:53, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
@KrakatoaKatie: :-) Thank yous. I thought Sandboxes, of all places on WP, were nice and quiet, but no ... :-) At your service so don't eat too long ;-) Horseless Headman (talk) 16:59, 3 January 2016 (UTC).

Some cupcakes for you![edit]

Cupcake Camp Montreal 2010! (5199511414).jpg For your reversions at User talk:Doug Weller
… looks like you’ll need ’em all. —Odysseus1479 23:12, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
Hello @Odysseus1479: and thank you. Vandalism seems like a sport to some vandals? Mmmm.. I might have to postpone my diet plans with these cupcakes, though :-) Horseless Headman (talk) 13:32, 4 January 2016 (UTC).

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of Reversion2.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
I see you on fighting vandalism constantly, so if anyone deserves it, it's you. Cheers. Boomer Vial (talk) 15:50, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
@Boomer Vial: Hello, thank you for that, my first barnstar, yeah! Well, not constantly though, only Cluebot can :-). Horseless Headman (talk) 16:28, 6 January 2016 (UTC).

Happy 2016[edit]

Hi Horseless Headman. Many thanks for your your New Year wishes, and a very happy one to you too! Best, Voceditenore (talk) 08:42, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

Arthur Conan Doyle[edit]

I believe you made the wrong adjustment and it is very constructive. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:42, 11 January 2016‎ (UTC)

Oh well, I do not think calling Sir (Sir!) ACD a "finger blaster" [1] for his family name was very nice: if you had called him "banana milkshake" I might have let it pass. Not. Horseless Headman (talk) 15:58, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

Do not block me[edit]

I am on a public wifi network. (talk) 18:40, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

Blocking is usually teamwork so I alone could not block you. You would be blocked from editing WP for a given time, not from internet use itself. Horseless Headman (talk) 18:50, 11 January 2016 (UTC)
Oops .. [2]. Horseless Headman (talk) 19:38, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

Deleting user talk pages[edit]

User talk pages should not be deleted or nominated for deletion for just minor vandalism: see WP:UP#DELTALK. If you see this, the best thing to do is to revert it and warn the user that put it there. BoxOfChickens (talk · contribs · CSD/ProD log) 18:48, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi @BoxOfChickens:, I see, I falsely believed it was a non-existent User (User:Saif ullah saify bhatti) but apparently it was created at 17:51), so I thought it might as well be reported fo CSD/deletion. PS Sorry for rolling back "your" barnstar :-), IP likely copied it from my Talkpage, as it was "signed" by Boomer Vial, but the actual edit was made by IP [3] who is currently blocked actually [4]. Horseless Headman (talk) 19:06, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

Straight level 4 warning?[edit]

The vandal that was vandalizing "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" really didn't deserve a straight level 4 warning in my opinion. What do you think? Joel.Miles925 (talk) 15:00, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

I think he is blocked now indef for both vandalism and an offensive username [5], [6]. FYI As you can see on that page, he/she got a level 1 first from Cluebot, then a level 4 which is perfectly fine for obvious vandalism (there is no need for all 4 levels of warnings in the case of, again, obvious vandalism). Horseless Headman (talk) 15:04, 14 January 2016 (UTC).

I'm checking his contribs... you were completely right. Sorry, I was a bit too lenient there. Joel.Miles925 (talk) 15:06, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

@Joel.Miles925. Don't worry, some vandals are quite good at tucking away their edits ;-) Horseless Headman (talk) 15:12, 14 January 2016 (UTC).

Indeed. Thank you! Joel.Miles925 (talk) 15:14, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

WikiDefender Barnstar Hires.png The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
Thanks for reverting the personal attack from the Perry Hall vandal from my talk page. This has been ongoing for quite a while. John from Idegon (talk) 17:41, 17 January 2016 (UTC)
Wow thank you @John from Idegon:! Yes, no problem, glad I could help. I was sort of surprised by the Talk page History, this boy/girl comes back - so far - not daily but every 2 - 3 weeks since July 2015 for the same - inappropriate - edit over and over again? Oh boy. Horseless Headman (talk) 17:51, 17 January 2016 (UTC).
@John from Idegon: I put it up at ANI [7] for advice, maybe it will help. Horseless Headman (talk) 18:33, 17 January 2016 (UTC).
.Don't think any action is required. There is already an admin involved and it isn't too strenuous of a game of Whack-a-Mole. RBI applies. The only hope of this ending is some good kid at the school getting involved with editing the article and locking the TP would discourage that. 21:17, 17 January 2016 (UTC)


Congratulations on beating me to warning! I was literally seconds behind you. Keep up the good work. Sincerely, Akjar13 (He's Gone Mental) 14:24, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

@Akjar13: Thanks, and you too! Don't worry, there is plenty of fish, so to speak ;-) Horseless Headman (talk) 14:29, 19 January 2016 (UTC).

IP vandalism[edit]

Hey I noticed your reverts of vandalism on France in the American Revolutionary War. I wanted to thank you for that, and as well as to let you know that the IP that reported to the WP:AIV was not the same IP that was vandalizing the article which you reverted. Boomer Vial (talk) 16:13, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

@Boomer Vial: Hi and thanks! No, indeed, the IP vandal you thanked me for was not reported by me to AIV, because it was already blocked before I could do so. I reported just before that, however, a very similar IP which vandalised a similar theme article (French Revolutionary Wars) who did vandalise beyond user warning 4. The IP that got blocked too - ‎- was likely the same person given the likeness of both IPs (turn on/off modem or similar) and the similar-ish article themes. Some admin will have followed it and blocked the "unreported" one too, decided it is the same person, in which case the "old" warnings still apply, and blocked him/her. Cheers, Horseless Headman (talk) 16:24, 20 January 2016 (UTC).
Hey Horseless Headman, I realized that at shortly after I posted my original comment, and was trying to figure out how to strike-out my text, as it is incorrect. Sorry about the confusion, and happy trails! Cheers! Boomer Vial (talk) 16:37, 20 January 2016 (UTC)
@Boomer Vial: To strike out some text can be done as I did here lol. Put the word(s) you want to strike through between del tags: <del> word word word word </del>. Manually that is, I guess under "Preferences" there might be some addition to the editor functions, but I do not see a button to click on for striking through in my standard thingy. Horseless Headman (talk) 17:11, 20 January 2016 (UTC).
Thank you! :) Boomer Vial (talk) 18:03, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

I have just substituted SineBot's signs of my edits with the normal type of signs such as this one below: (talk) 18:25, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

A BIG THANKS!!![edit]

Feather Barnstar Hires.png The Feather Barnstar
FOR TAKING TIME OUT TO SIGN MY GUESTBOOK. THANK-YOU. Hot Pork Pie (talk) 20:29, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Thank you @Hot Pork Pie:! January 7th? You mean 22nd lol? Or, actually, come to think of it, it is not nice from me to point out such details in other people's goodness. ;-) But that would be sort of annyoing, you have to update the barnstar's date before you give one, maybe one of the bots had a hiccup? Horseless Headman (talk) 19:55, 22 January 2016 (UTC).

LMGDMFAO!!! XD-smiley.pngfine, take the piss all you want.....just don't come running to me when you want another Barnstar. Face-surprise.svgFace-grin-braces.svgHot Pork Pie 20:16, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

Feather Barnstar Hires.png The Feather Barnstar
FOR TAKING TIME OUT TO SIGN MY GUESTBOOK. THANK-YOU. For signing on the 21st of January. Hot Pork Pie 20:35, 22 January 2016 (UTC). Better now??? Face-smile-big.svglmao!!!
YES!! Pure Perfection. You, @Hot Pork Pie:, just received positive karma points. But don't you come to me when you need someone for your guestbook!! Oh no wait... :-) Horseless Headman (talk) 21:18, 22 January 2016 (UTC).

Yep Perfection, what can I say???Face-blush.svg it just comes so natural to me.....oh apart from putting dates correctly on Barnster, that perhaps isn't one of my strong pointsXD-smiley.png Hot Pork Pie 21:39, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

AWARD!!! (: better then barnster.[edit]

and the most amount of inappropriate usernames reported goes to.....drum roll please.......Horseless Headman!!! Hot Pork Pie 20:50, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

@Hot Pork Pie: I have to admit I wasn't completely awake / sure what you meant here. I have my old unused, and the current username, so they are both inappropriate? However, as caffeine levels rose, I realised you must be talking about me reporting (as you write, actually) other people's usernames to UAA, indeedly. Thank you, however, there must be other people having reported way more than I have so far. Yeah, come on, not every fart I make is interesting as per WP:FART. I did like the drumm roll though, but, no trumpets? PS Don't forget too often to sign your posts (sorry, had to point that out :-) I fixed them on this page already. Is there a barnstar for that? ;-) Horseless Headman (talk) 16:17, 24 January 2016 (UTC).

]@Horseless Headman: I'm sure there is a I could make a barnster for you, however it would consist of the word smart followed by possibly a few profanities so I best not.(:< .Hot Pork Pie 17:52, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Speedy deletion G1[edit]

Hi. I see you tagged User:Pooja Yadav1/sandbox with speedy deletion WP:G1. However, the description for G1 says:

"This applies to pages consisting entirely of incoherent text or gibberish with no meaningful content or history. It does not cover poor writing, partisan screeds, obscene remarks, implausible theories, vandalism or hoaxes, fictional material, coherent non-English material, or poorly translated material. Nor does it apply to user sandboxes or other pages in the user namespace. In short, if you can understand it, G1 does not apply."

The page is in reasonably understandable English, and it is in user namespace - and so it is not eligible for G1 on those two counts. I have, therefore, removed the G1 tag. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 10:02, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi @Boing! said Zebedee:, yes okay, thanks for explaining, so you changed it to CSD reason U5 (not closely related to ...). G1 Not in User name page. And not for the cases mentioned. Check. Horseless Headman (talk) 11:34, 25 January 2016 (UTC).
I just left the U5 that was already there. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 11:44, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
@Boing! said Zebedee: Ah, I remember [8]. Horseless Headman (talk) 11:49, 25 January 2016 (UTC).

Favonian's motivation[edit]

What do you think is the reason Favonian takes such joy in blocking people and suppressing conversations? - 2601:42:C104:28F0:B412:8680:D9D3:EA46 (talk) 20:02, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Favonian, you seem to have a fan. Horseless Headman (talk) 20:08, 25 January 2016 (UTC).
And so, by implication, do you. I took the precaution of protecting you talk page for a day. Favonian (talk) 20:12, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
Yes, Favonian thank you. Horseless Headman (talk) 20:15, 25 January 2016 (UTC).

A kitten for you! cute[edit]

Young cats.jpg

very nice name reminds me of the headless horseman i watched like a movie or something of that sort and it was sort of interesting but hopefully you do not ride a black stallion or do you?...............

United kingdoms my home (talk) 23:11, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Hello and thank you, United kingdoms my home. Yes, I wanted something with natural / mythical roots, but lots of stuff like Ignis fatuus or will-o-the-wisp etc.etc. were already existing accounts, and variations thereof, so I had to think of something else. Then I thought of the Headless Horseman, as you say, mixed it up and yes, that Username did not exist yet. The Headless Horseman is a figure in the The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, an 1820 story, there are also various films, my favourite one is with Johnny Depp and Christopher Walken in it: Sleepy Hollow. No, I do not ride a black stallion, I fear I might loose my head ;-). Horseless, indeed. From your userpage I gather you live in the UK, are a youthful, dog loving (wiki)witch/wizard and put Dutch spells on stalkers :-) ? Cheers, Horseless Headman (talk) 15:00, 26 January 2016 (UTC).


Thanks for your help dealing with inappropriate usernames. However, you don't need to report users that aren't currently active (the instructions at UAA specify, "Do not report a username unless it has been used in the last 2-3 weeks"). It just makes unnecessary work for admins trying to handle an often-backlogged noticeboard. Thanks. -- Ed (Edgar181) 14:49, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Ah Edgar181, I see! Then I can just stick to the recent ones (as usual, actually), I thought to clean up a bit. I mean the ones I reported the last hour or 2 nonetheless are grossly inappropriate (not cases of doubt), but if that is the policy, that is the policy :-). Horseless Headman (talk) 14:55, 27 January 2016 (UTC).
I agree that they are grossly inappropriate, and I don't know why they weren't blocked at the time they were created and used. But they are not doing any harm now, so it's best to just leave them. Regards, -- Ed (Edgar181) 14:58, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
Edgar181, yes, maybe because most of them never edited, and therefore had less exposure to other editors / "watchers" and for some reason bots missed them as well. Most reported names at UAA probably passed by in the "recent changes" systems (and/or because they vandalise), some will slip through even with freaks like me regularly eyeballing the (recent) creation log ;-) Horseless Headman (talk) 16:50, 27 January 2016 (UTC).

I am sorry, I was just goofing and playing with the mechanics of the website. ill use the sand box next time[edit]

sry — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:22, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

Cute grey kitten.jpg

Thank you for reverting the vandalism on my userpage! It was much appreciated. Face-smile.svg

Me, Myself & I (talk) 07:28, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Dildo | Intestinal gland[edit]

Sorry, I just found racism attribute, and I wanted delete. Sorry. Very sorry. :(.--Lukaslt13 --Talk 17:49, 3 February 2016 (UTC)Lukaslt13

Hi Lukaslt13, no you did the right thing there on Intestinal gland, reverting racist remarks. it just happened I was likely a second earlier than you were, and somehow as a result, you reverted me because of that. Don't worry about it, IP is still busy actually :-) Horseless Headman (talk) 17:53, 3 February 2016 (UTC).
Well yes. Somehow I see vandalism, I click to write a warning and say, bot rejected the change. That let creates Bots wikipedia. :D. Thank you.--Lukaslt13 --Talk 17:56, 3 February 2016 (UTC)Lukaslt13
Ah Lukaslt13, Ihr Deutsch (de-3) ist eventuell besser als Ihr Englisch (nicht angegeben auf Ihre Userpage), also, es ist kein Problem, kommt manchmal vor wenn viele Leute gleichzeitig auf WP beschäftigt sind. Litauisch kann ich nicht, und Russisch nur ein paar Wörter wie Poka. Poka :-) Horseless Headman (talk).
DE : Nun, es ist. Was wahr ist, ist es wahr. Nun, es tut mir leid, dass Sie ein verhindern. Auf Wiedersehen.
EN : Well it is. What is true, it is true. Well, I'm sorry that you prevent a. Goodbye.--Lukaslt13 --Talk 13:29, 4 February 2016 (UTC)Lukaslt13

A kitten for you![edit]

Iris cat.jpg

how did you know? just kidding and yes i am a Dutch stalker (not to worry or anything) i actually like horseback riding more than dogs i am going to start horseback riding soon and maybe just maybe i can ride a black stallion 8) and i really like the sleepy hollow and i understand about the usernames it is hard i tried like five before i could get one 8) may your week be great

United kingdoms my home (talk) 22:36, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Yeah, another kitten! Yes, have a great week yourself too, and have a good first horse training! Horseless Headman (talk) 15:34, 4 February 2016 (UTC).


Stop icon

Your recent editing history at History of Wikipedia shows that you are currently engaged in an edit war. To resolve the content dispute, please do not revert or change the edits of others when you are reverted. Instead of reverting, please use the article's talk page to work toward making a version that represents consensus among editors. The best practice at this stage is to discuss, not edit-war. See BRD for how this is done. If discussions reach an impasse, you can then post a request for help at a relevant noticeboard or seek dispute resolution. In some cases, you may wish to request temporary page protection.

Being involved in an edit war can result in your being blocked from editing—especially if you violate the three-revert rule, which states that an editor must not perform more than three reverts on a single page within a 24-hour period. Undoing another editor's work—whether in whole or in part, whether involving the same or different material each time—counts as a revert. Also keep in mind that while violating the three-revert rule often leads to a block, you can still be blocked for edit warring—even if you don't violate the three-revert rule—should your behavior indicate that you intend to continue reverting repeatedly. Jm (talk | contribs) 16:56, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Barnstar of Reversion2.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Thanks for tirelessly reverting. Even on History of Wikipedia where they keep at it. And please ignore the 3RR warning; it was meant as a joke. Jm (talk | contribs) 16:57, 9 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Well, Jsharpminor you did have me there for a moment, but with such edits [9] I knew the evidence is / was on my side , I already started writing on your talkpage a WTF-flavoured message, when I noted the added barnstar. Note: probably not everyone may like this joke (that is, when they see the warning without the barnstar because online). I myself will survive, though. ;-) And thanks for the barnstar of course! And yes, I changed the title above. Horseless Headman (talk) 17:12, 9 February 2016 (UTC).
Naturally. And just in case you ever get into this argument for realsies:
The following actions are not counted as reverts for the purposes of 3RR:
  • Reverting obvious vandalism—edits that any well-intentioned user would agree constitute vandalism, such as page blanking and adding offensive language.
— From Wikipedia:Edit warring: 3RR Exemptions (emphasis added)
Cheers! Jm (talk | contribs) 19:45, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Gilles Andruet[edit]


Can I put the photo of Gilles Andruet on the wiki article in French? -- (talk) 16:43, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

IP, you'll have to ask people at the French wikipedia itself (and give them a link to this english image page, because if it is copyright infringement indeed, it will be, as the article says, deleted on or after the 25th of Feb). In that case you cannot use it. Copyright rules also differ from country to country, so ask the French people, they will know what to do. Horseless Headman (talk) 16:51, 19 February 2016 (UTC)
IP, if you had a user account I could ping you. Anyway, image seems okay for use on the en.wp but not necessarily on the fr.wp. So, conclusion remains the same: ask the French.. Horseless Headman (talk) 19:19, 19 February 2016 (UTC).

Thanks for the message[edit]

Hi -not sure you saw my reasoning for removing the material. Wikipedia shouldn't be a advertisement for the book. If there are any reliable sources discussing the proposals, let's include them, but otherwise it's listcruft. (talk) 18:01, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

Oh hey, that's fine, thanks for removing it again without discussing. Appreciate your thoughtful conversation on the matter. (talk) 18:07, 19 February 2016 (UTC)
IP, I cannot do everything at the same time. If you have a problem with the content of an Article, please discuss it first with others on the Talk page and wait for consensus before blanking large chunks of text. Since article has been like this since at least 2012, I am pretty sure all or most people who read or worked on the Article have no problem with it. I presume the book itself is the source. Horseless Headman (talk) 18:09, 19 February 2016 (UTC).
Actually, the list of proposals has been in there continuously since 2008 [10] and [11]. Horseless Headman (talk) 18:26, 19 February 2016 (UTC).

Gene Weingarten[edit]

Hi, horseless. There is some dickhead out there who keeps inserting into Gene Weingarten's Wiki page the least flattering photo ever taken of im, and only because he knows Weingarten feels that way. (He has written about that picture.) I realize it is a joke, and it is sort of funny, but he is using Wiki in a hostile fashion. Weingarten has said he doesn't give a crap if his page has a photo, so long as it is not that one. You can see why this is just hostile, and shitty, right? Wiki shouldn't be used like that, right? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:29, 19 February 2016 (UTC) Why would you keep inserting that picture? It's obviously a hostile use of Wiki. Is there simply no way to stop this person? You see my point, right? (talk) 19:38, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

IP, first of all, please do not call other people "dickhead" as per WP:CIVIL, I recall people getting blocked for less and so does Favonian. The "dickhead" you are likely refering to is GRuban, who seems to have inserted the image originally in August 2014 [12]. Eyeballing the Article History [13] shows someone (singular or plural) has ever since repetitively removed or disabled the image or even removed the entire infobox. All options are vandalism and have as such been reverted by various people. I personally don't see any shocking problem with the photo, as to require its immediate removal as per WP:BLP and its WP:MUG. This seems to be a subjective issue about what is a "nice" enough photo indeed, as you say yourself ("flattering"). Repeated vandalism (let alone personal insults) may result in an editing block, fyi. Now, you are saying "He has written about that image", could you link to it, please, or tell me the source? You are also saying "Weingarten has said he doesn't give a crap if his page has a photo, so long as it is not that one.". Where did Mr Weingarten says this, and if so, why has he still not contacted the Wikimedia Foundation about it (see below) ever since late August 2014?
Anyway, if Mr. Weingarten [14] absolutely insists that the current picture is not to his liking and must be removed asap as far as he is concerned, he himself could address the issue e.g. as per [15] with his reasons, or anyone could leave a note on the Talk page of the article, that is Talk:Gene_Weingarten (with some older but not uninteresting sections about Mr. Weingarten on WP) asking for another "better" (whatever that would be) image. An image without copyright issues, of course. The way indeed, is to replace the current image with another one - as said, if deemed necessary by anyone - and to not just remove the current one. And honestly, even if this photo is not to your liking, it certainly is better than the image that Mr Weingarten is using to represent himself on his Twitter account [16]. Horseless Headman (talk) 14:06, 20 February 2016 (UTC).
Hi, folks. Got alerted to my name being mentioned. I have nothing either for or against Mr. Weingarten, I just find images for the Wikipedia. I also have no particular attachment to that photo specifically, except that it's freely licensed, and those are the ones we are able to use. If Mr. Weingarten wants to contribute a better one, I'd be all too glad. WP:DONATEIMAGE explains in detail what he needs to do. --GRuban (talk) 16:33, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

Dear Horseless: May I ask a favor? I am Gene Weingarten. There is someone who keeps putting the only picture of me that I despise on my Wiki page. It's a picture I have actually written about hating. I don't care if my page has a picture or not. If it has a picture I am fine with ANY OTHER PICTURE wiki wants. There are plenty in the public domain. If you want me to find you one, I will. This is just a small favor. Is it too much to ask?

I am not vain. I am an ugly guy. I know it. I am fine with that. I am asking for you to use ANY OTHER PICTURE. Okay?

This seems like a reasonable request to me, no? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:39, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

  • Yes, if you know public domain images of yourself we can use, please give us one, as you suggest. Advantage: we can be sure you're happier with it :-). This week should be possible, right? Your IP address seems to be the same as the first comment? Horseless Headman (talk) 18:26, 14 March 2016 (UTC)
    • Please, do give us a better one. There aren't as many in the public domain as you think - or even any other acceptable free licenses - I've looked, and couldn't find any others. Of course you can easily change that by looking into a mirror while holding a smartphone, then releasing the resulting image under, say Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike. Here are the details: --GRuban (talk) 20:40, 14 March 2016 (UTC)