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Welcome![edit]

Hello, Ragityman, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

DeadlyOps (talk) 18:43, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

Remnant of Anowlin message/assist[edit]

[see Archive] Ragityman 22:54, 31 July 2010

Add {{helpme}} after you try replying here, then editing the page, if it doesn't work. --ANowlin: talk 23:02, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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August 2010[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute to Wikipedia, at least one of your recent edits, such as the one you made to Evelyn Waugh, did not appear to be constructive and has been reverted or removed. Please use the sandbox for any test edits you would like to make, and read the welcome page to learn more about contributing constructively to this encyclopedia. The reverted edit can be found here. Thank you. (talk) 23:52, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Information.svg Please refrain from making unconstructive edits to Wikipedia, as you did at Tunica people. Your edits appear to constitute vandalism and have been reverted or removed. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. The reverted edit can be found here. Thank you. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 22:45, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Again. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 18:51, 27 August 2010 (UTC)


moving of Usertalk:Ragityman/sandbox to: User:Ragityman/sandbox[edit]

Hello, Ragityman. I have moved this sandbox of yours to User:Ragityman/sandbox, because the previous title was misleading as it was in articlespace. Cheers, :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 05:56, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for straightening out my mess. Still learning.
I clipped and pasted ur template re: backlog drive. Copy editing is one of the few things on WP I know a little about, so i hope 2 help, and in the process learn a lot more. I'm sure there are better ways 2 handle templates, but it seemed 2 work ok.
Is there a reason that ur header "ut:Rag:sandbox," above, has a space at each end inside the "==" ? Prob generated automatically when u selected "new section." Just wondered, in case i'm doing it wrong when i hand-type them.
Also, i wonder if u are aware that on some browsers, mine 4 example, it's not possible 2 click on ur sig to reach ur talkpage. I had to take it to "edit" mode, handcopy "user:TeleComNasSprVen," and type it into the "search" box manually. I'm sure there're easier ways of doing that, also. I'll learn. Cool-looking sig, though.
It's no problem. And yes, the section header spaces are automatically generated when I click on the "new section" tab above. But it doesn't really matter whether there are spaces or not; on the outside, it all looks the same. The fact that my sig doesn't link to my talkpage is peculiar. Which browser are you using? I'm currently on Google Chrome so I have no problems here. By the way, I changed the sig for the WP:GOCE template below; hope you don't mind, but it has the wrong timestamp. Oh, and for the Pascal quotation, it's his, so you can do with it however you like. See you around, and hope you enjoy it here and get to know the ropes soon. :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 17:52, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Lookout Mtn[edit]

Nearly 75% of Lookout Mountain is situated within Alabama. Little River Canyon is located on the mountain and is home to the Little River, the longest flowing mountaintop river and the only river that begins and ends entirely on top of a mountain.

[rev 1] Nearly 75% of Lookout Mountain is situated within Alabama. The Little River, in Little River Canyon on the mountain, is the longest mountaintop river and the only river that begins and ends entirely on top of a mountain.

The river is home to some of the country's best whitewater and DeSoto State Park, which is home to DeSoto Falls

[rev] Some of the country's best whitewater is located on the river, along with DeSoto Falls in DeSoto State Park.

Noccalula Falls Park[edit]

Noccalula Falls is a 90 foot waterfall in Gadsden, Alabama. The falls is a part of the city park known as Noccalula Falls Park. The park also features a pioneer village, showcasing several 19th century homes. The Falls is located at the southern terminus of Lookout Mountain. Legend has it that Noccalula jumped off this waterfall to her death cause she chould not marry the man she loved

===Noccalula Falls Park===[rev 1] Along with the eponymous 90 foot waterfall, Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden, Alabama also features a pioneer village, showcasing several 19th century homes. The Falls is located at the southern terminus of Lookout Mountain. Legend has it that Noccalula jumped off this waterfall to her death because she could not marry the man she loved.

===Noccalula Fall Park===[rev 2]

Legend has it that Noccalula jumped off this waterfall to her death because she could not marry the man she loved. The Falls are located at the southern terminus of Lookout Mountain. Along with the 90 foot waterfall, Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden, Alabama also features a pioneer village, showcasing several 19th century homes.

Maya Angelou[edit]

Hi Ragityman. Thanks for your edits on Maya Angelou. Just to note that it has recently been awarded a GA status after long and careful editing and review by the admin. Maybe have a look at the talk archives. Christine has put a lot amount of work into getting the article to where it is over the years, so go gently. Just flaggin' it up. Best wishes. Spanglej (talk) 20:12, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

Hi, I support boldness! Your edits look sound to me, you have a good eye and a good ear, I wouldn't worry about other editors being better. We all learn as we go. If you have any editing Qs, by the way, you are welcome to post them on my page. I make no claim as an old hand or an WP expert but am happy to help where I can or dig around to find an answer. Bon voyage and happy editing. Spanglej (talk) 21:33, 29 August 2010 (UTC)
Hey guys! Saw your edits on my watchlist, and thought that I'd join in here. Although I am protective (perhaps overly-so) about this article and other MA articles (for good reason, based upon the nasty, evil vandalism it regularly experiences), I also welcome any copyediting and improvements. Ragityman, I agree with Spanglej; your edits look good and were much needed. I welcome and appreciate any assistance. As I'm sure you've noticed, it needs it, and for the most part, I've been alone in my goals of improving all MA articles. If you're interested, see here for my long-term goals for these articles. It's been slow, but things are moving along. Since the above-mentioned post, Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas was promoted to FA, and The Heart of a Woman has been expanded and was a DYK. The next steps are to take The Heart of a Woman to GA and then to FA. I'd also like to create articles for all the redlinks in MA's literary works, especially her last two autobiographies, and improve her bio to the point that we can start the FAC process for it. If you'd like to take any of those goals, knock yerself out. I have other projects I'm focusing on so that I don't get bored and/or burnt out, so like I said, it's slow. Remember, there are no deadlines in WP, so if you'd like to assist, feel free, and thanks. Christine (talk) 11:10, 30 August 2010 (UTC)
Actually, it turns out that it is Barbara Kingsolver that is in the midst of review (I think) - I'm getting my fab novelistas mixed up. I didn't mean at all to dissuade you, Ragityman, from going for it, just meant to flag up the article history a little. Best wishes Spanglej (talk) 22:04, 30 August 2010 (UTC)
Tnx 4 generous comments, both of you. Will do mbest 2 help, as i can. Ltd time/resources. I've had a passion for MA since reading "Caged Bird" in early '70's. Saw her speak in Memphis. The more i learn of her early life, the more amazed i am that she never became bitter or otherwise.
Developing a passion 4 WP in general, as well. It's addictive! Have 2 take some time to pay the rent, tho. Cheers!
Ragityman (talk) 23:27, 30 August 2010 (UTC)
She is wonderful. As they say, "there is no deadline" on WP- we do what we can, when we can. It all helps. Yes, it can take a lot to not harden ones heart, as you say, but perhaps it is the greatest contribution we can make in the world. Maya seems to have managed it. And yes, anyone who thinks Facebook should be called "crackbook" obviously hasn't found the joys and 3am sessions of WP. It is a delight (most of the time), so much to learn. Working with the community is teaching me about good, clear communication, generosity and the practice of good faith. I love this wise essay: Wikipedia:No angry mastodons - it seems to hold for life as well as here (it's worth taking a tea break with). Best wishes to you. Happy editing. Spanglej (talk) 10:38, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

Usertalk:Ragityman/sandbox[edit]

Hello, Ragityman. I have moved this sandbox of yours to User:Ragityman/sandbox, because the previous title was misleading as it was in articlespace. Cheers, :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 05:56, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for straightening out my mess. Still learning.
I clipped and pasted ur template re: backlog drive. Copy editing is one of the few things on WP I know a little about, so i hope 2 help, and in the process learn a lot more. I'm sure there are better ways 2 handle templates, but it seemed 2 work ok.
Is there a reason that ur header "ut:Rag:sandbox," above, has a space at each end inside the "==" ? Prob generated automatically when u selected "new section." Just wondered, in case i'm doing it wrong when i hand-type them.
Also, i wonder if u are aware that on some browsers, mine 4 example, it's not possible 2 click on ur sig to reach ur talkpage. I had to take it to "edit" mode, handcopy "user:TeleComNasSprVen," and type it into the "search" box manually. I'm sure there're easier ways of doing that, also. I'll learn. Cool-looking sig, though.
It's no problem. And yes, the section header spaces are automatically generated when I click on the "new section" tab above. But it doesn't really matter whether there are spaces or not; on the outside, it all looks the same. The fact that my sig doesn't link to my talkpage is peculiar. Which browser are you using? I'm currently on Google Chrome so I have no problems here. By the way, I changed the sig for the WP:GOCE template below; hope you don't mind, but it has the wrong timestamp. Oh, and for the Pascal quotation, it's his, so you can do with it however you like. See you around, and hope you enjoy it here and get to know the ropes soon. :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 17:52, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Robert B. Parker[edit]

I reverted one of your edits to this article since you seem to have inadvertently removed a huge portion of the article. I apologise for tagging it as vandalism; a little hasty on my part! KaySL (talk) 15:23, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, i left u a message on ur talkpage. I don't blame you, it's a natural response. I started out to make a minor correction, but saw other things i thot i could improve, and if i try to do too much from this phone, i sometimes cause blanking. It's never intentional. I've now started to check the "history" each time to make sure i haven't blanked anything. By the time i saw it and could copy my changes, u'd reverted. Again, sorry!

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Memphis neighborhoods[edit]

Binghamton[edit]

[posted on Talk:Binghampton,_Memphis#expanding definition ] Binghampton has always included the area south of Broad Avenue and north of Poplar Avenue between the railroad (?Illinois Central?) on the east and Hollywood Street on the west. I have lived in the midtown area, in and around Binghampton, since 1975, and in talking to the older residents, have learned that Binghampton is a very old, formerly unincorporated region of Shelby County before being annexed into Memphis. I cannot cite references yet, but will work on that when I have the opportunity to visit the Memphis Room at the new Hooks Library. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ragityman (talkcontribs) 18:23, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

Cool, that would be a great addition to this article if some information from published sources could be added to it. I am looking forward to the results of your efforts at the library. doxTxob \ talk 01:16, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
[posted on user_talk:DoxTxob#Memphis_neighborhoods in response to his comment on Discussion:Binghampton, Memphis page]
May be a delay in my research. Housing troubles, little time for the library lately.
Are you a contributor to the Tennessee project mentioned in the template? I'm wondering how to add neighborhoods to the list. I've noticed that even neighborhoods mentioned in existing wiki-articles are not represented, and I've thought of a few which seem to be notable, also not mentioned.
Ragityman (talk) 06:03, 6 October 2010 (UTC)
Regarding spelling, I was recently told by a minister working in the area that residents of east Binghampton, maybe east of Scott Street,spell it with the "p," while west of Scott, they spell it without the "p." Will also try to source that.
Ragityman (talk) 07:41, 7 October 2010 (UTC)


That is too funny, people cannot just spell it the way they want. ;-) The "official" spelling of Binghampton is with a "p", though, says the authority for that, the USGS (link is in the article). Man, that is Memphis, everyone just does whatever they want. As a matter of fact, I like to call it "Blinghampton", with an extra "L". Actually, if you can find a reference for that fun fact with and without the "P" that would be neat. doxTxob \ talk 23:28, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
Update: the propriator of a non-profit in west Binghamton says Binghamton was once an incorporated town, and that there was once a lawsuit concerning the "p." Binghamton had grown up around a boxcar factory on Broad. It seems the citizens of west Binghamton, primarily white, blue-collar, working-class, didn't want their Binghamton spelled the same way as east Binghampton, which was, and is, primarily black. I'm not sure, i may have some of the facts reversed, or simply wrong, but i'm told it was all in the daily papers: in those days, the Press-Scimitar as well as the Commercial Appeal.
Ragityman (talk) 05:02, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

Orange Mound[edit]

==== Story of the name ==== ([[article:<Orange_Mound,_Memphis>]] [pasted from talk:Orange_Mound,_Memphis/#Story of the name] This is a terrific article with a lot of potential. I have made some minor edits, within my ability. I have, however, heard a story of how Orange Mound got its name, which i can't remember. I wish someone would come up with the story: i think it would be a great addition to the history. Ragityman (talk) 12:37, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

2009,2010[edit]

(v. 1) In the Fall of 2009, Melrose High School opened its stadium with new state of the art technology, new field, bleachers, and park. This was only a minor point of a changing Community. In recent years crime has gone down nearly 10%. Alumni of the high school are taking it upon themselves to become more involved in the lives of the upcoming generation in the stepping stones into a brighter future.

(v. 2) In the Fall of 2009, Melrose High School opened its stadium with new, state-of-the-art technology, new field, bleachers, and park (see Education, below). This was only a minor part of a changing Community. In recent years crime has gone down nearly 10%. Alumni of the high school are taking it upon themselves to become more involved in the lives of the upcoming generation as it finds its way into a brighter future.

Orange Mound Community Garden[edit]

(v. 1) A group called the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center helped neighborhood residents to create the Orange Mound Community Garden. Organizers of the garden project hope the project will help beautify the community, provide a source of nutritious food, teach leadership skills, and encourage self-reliance.

(v. 2) A group called the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center helped neighborhood residents to create the Orange Mound Community Garden. Organizers of the garden project hope it will help beautify the community, provide a source of nutritious food, teach leadership skills, and encourage self-reliance.

Magnus. Tool User Security Control[edit]

[for 2ndary pseudonym/password:stats on psoriasis] f52fea1dffd7fdbec6e34c96aa2c3ac0

Magnus' TUSC[edit]

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Solution to login problem[edit]

(pasted correspondence from user_talk:72...)

Thank you so much for your patience. I shouldn't go into panic mode like that when I have a problem: guess I was jonesing. Can you say Wikipedaholic? All I did, as you suggested, was clear my cookies, and here I am, back to cause endless problems on WP, etc. Seriously, thank you, and I'll try to earn it/ pay it forward with my contributions.

Roger Brown[edit]

Part 1, v. 1[edit]

was an American social psychologist. He was born in Detroit.

He attended the University of Michigan. During World War II, his education was interrupted by service as an ensign in the U.S. Navy and he served in the Pacific Theater during the Battle of Okinawa. He returned to Michigan and received his bachelor degree (1948) before going on for his Ph.D. in psychology (1952). At the University of Michigan, he became interested in the science of linguistics.

Part 1, v. 2[edit]

, an American social psychologist was born in Detroit. World War II interrupted his education at the University of Michigan. During the Battle of Okinawa he served as an ensign in the U.S. Navy. Returning to Michigan after the war, he became interested in the science of linguistics, earning a Bachelors degree in psychology in 1948 and a Ph.D. in 1952.

Part 2, v. 1[edit]

Following his graduation from Michigan, he became an instructor and then assistant professor at Harvard. In 1957 he left Harvard for a position at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) where he wrote his monumental Words and Things. He became a full professor of psychology at M.I.T. in 1960.

In 1962, Brown accepted a professorship at Harvard, where he became the John Lindsley Professor in Memory of William James, a position he held until his retirement in 1995.

Part 2, v. 2[edit]

Following his graduation from Michigan, he became an instructor and then assistant professor at Harvard. In 1957 he left Harvard for a position at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) where he wrote his monumental Words and Things. He became a full professor of psychology at M.I.T. in 1960.

In 1962, Brown accepted a professorship at Harvard, where he became the John Lindsley Professor in Memory of William James, a position he held until his retirement in 1995.

Thanks for note about NAVA flag and kind comments[edit]

I've replied on my talk page -- Scott.

Proposed deletion of First Congregational Church and Parish House[edit]

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Response to Skb8721[edit]

[transcribed from talk_ETown thread started 4Jan2010]


Why is the program called Etown? I think this is important to include in the article. --Skb8721 (talk) 15:24, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

I've wondered about that myself. On their website, they write about the award, stating, "that's what the 'e' in eTown is for," but it still makes no sense, unless the "e" stands for environment, or maybe "excellence."
Ragityman (talk) 00:38, 13 March 2011 (UTC)
I tried their website again. I have a little trouble navigating it using my phone, but I thought you might want to look [at www.etown.org] at their "About us>what is etown?" They are not too specific about the name, but go to great lengths to explain their philosophy, which I won't try to repeat here. If you prefer, their # is (303) 443-8696.

v. 2[edit]

I've wondered about that myself. On their website, they write about the award, stating, "that's what the 'e' in eTown is for." Then I looked at <www.etown.org> at their "About us>what is etown?" They are not too specific about the name, but they go to great lengths to explain their philosophy, which I won't try to repeat here. If you prefer, their phone # is (303) 443-8696.

I actually e-mailed eTown several months ago to ask about the name's origin/meaning, and the reply I received from someone at the show was "We don't know." Which I found surprising. --Skb8721 (talk) 20:42, 17 March 2011 (UTC)
In parallel with "email", "enews", and similar coinages, the "e" once represented "electronic". Electronic Town would fit context, but "eTown" is trendier and rolls off the tongue, as they say. rags (talk) 16:45, 27 August 2017 (UTC)

Hallelujah! I'm back![edit]

I have been trying to log on for MONTHS! Some of you may have figured out that I was doing my editing while not logged in. I've been using a handheld device with a Safari browser, and I'm still not sure what the problem was (I had forgotten my password, to complicate matters). I may only be able to log on at the library for a while, but the strangest thing is that I can log on to Species.Wikimedia, Wiktionary, and Commons on the handheld, but not onto enWikipedia. I will attempt to load another browser on the handheld (Huawei M860), if support says it's possible. I'm reading in the news that some of the Safari browsers reject cookies by default. I have changed the settings numerous times to "accept," but the way it jumps when I try to log on, not letting me input the password sometimes at all, or not letting me hit "submit" before leaving the page, makes me suspect a software or hardware in·compatibility. Anyway, I'm not gone, just inhibited. I'll figure it out. Ragityman (talk) 00:25, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

As stated on profile page, if anyone feels any need to contact me, my email is active: Ragityman(at)gmail. LIFE IS SHORT! Edit first. Ask questions later.
Ragityman (talk) 22:31, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Davies Manor[edit]

Hey there! I saw you reverted one of my reverts. I posted a message about it on Talk:Davies Manor. Deflagro (talk) 19:50, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion nomination of List of notable people with nickname Dick[edit]

Hello Ragityman,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged List of notable people with nickname Dick for deletion, because it appears to duplicate an existing Wikipedia article, [[{{{article}}}]].

If you feel that the article shouldn't be deleted, you can contest this deletion, but please don't remove the speedy deletion tag from the top.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions. ~Helicopter Llama~ 15:51, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Yo diggity! With regards to the existential message you left on my talk page, if you scroll down on the section which I directed the page to, all persons with the nickname "Dick" are denoted as such in their corresponding wikilink. Notability there isn't an issue either, as they all passed the guidelines, otherwise they wouldn't have an article would they? Hope that cleared things up at least to some extent cheers ~Helicopter Llama~ 16:42, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

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page (assistance occupation)[edit]

I've split the article at page-boy. Since you were one of those who supported the split, I was wondering if you could perhaps, in any way, help expand it from its current state? Thanks :) --X7C3 (talk) 16:34, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Veiled threat, May 2016[edit]

Information icon Please remember to assume good faith when dealing with other editors, which you did not do on User talk:Whiskeymouth.

Warning is in regard to this edit. If you have a problem with an editor, discuss it with that editor, don't go behind their back and start drama about said editor(s) with someone else. Doing so creates hard feelings, delays getting a true resolution, and usually becomes the beginning of disruption. I suggest you try to work out a compromise with John and Softlavender. If they won't budge, just let it go. Arguing over the use of one word is not worth getting so upset over and trying to trash another editor's reputation. Such created situations rarely turn out well. -- WV 01:24, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Irony, thy name is Winkelvi given warnings to others about not assuming good faith. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 107.107.58.140 (talk) 01:32, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
I think I would have to agree with this mysterious IP. FWIW, I was on the verge of letting it go, as you suggest, but now I am reconsidering. There seems to be a problem that is becoming institutionalized and protected by admins improperly wielding power. If the shoe fits... Rags (talk) 19:52, 4 May 2016 (UTC)
And I have no problem compromising on issues which are controversial. I have no problem giving in completely, if there are QUESTIONS of propriety. In grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc., however, there are often rules, and if the grammar is incorrect, the encyclopedia shows in a poor light. If that is your desire, then protect mediocre editing. Just be aware that, in the long run, such action will not review well. Rags (talk) 06:46, 20 May 2016 (UTC)

comments on your observations[edit]

I don't know about John but Softlavender is an extremely disruptive and contentious editor. Just look at his talk page and see how many warnings and fights he's been in. He does act like he owns articles. This kind of editor harms Wikipedia. My advice is to let Wikipedia go to pot. Don't fight over it but let those people destroy Wikipedia.

I realize that some people don't like these "Death of ---" articles but, for Prince, it meets the requirements by far. If people are unhappy, they need to discuss it Wikipedia-wide. Similarly, people like softlavender are destroying Wikipedia but one person alone cannot fight it. The system has to realize it and develop methods. I don't think most administrators have the vision to do it. Whiskeymouth (talk) 05:06, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for your response. My conclusions are similar. I will leave this message on your page, as well. Lavender, I believe, may be a woman (girl). I noticed that she got corrected and referred to the TALK page, so now she wants to make anyone who tries to edit, even minor edits, submit it for argument on the talk page. But you're correct. Time is always limited, and we must choose our battles. Over the long run, these things seem to resolve themselves. No point in becoming a target. I had intended to come back and request admin review of the situation, but now that I have cooled off, I may just wait to see... Rags (talk) 18:30, 4 May 2016 (UTC)
I also feel that editing anomalies and cliques as noted above only grow and worsen when such editors are protected by rogue admins making veiled threats. What will WV do, try to block me from editing? I'm almost totally inactive now.Rags (talk) 06:34, 20 May 2016 (UTC)

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...for your lovely words. They are very much appreciated. Besides, it's always nice to hear from a fellow gnome.

And you can always send me cute pictures - I don't mind. :-)

Keep up the good work, and happy editing! --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 16:54, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

Response[edit]

Based on what you've told me so far, I wouldn't be worried. I've run into the odd editor who tells me something like that, too. Not an admin - usually someone who seems to think that posting a block message on someone's talkpage is enough to get them blocked. As long as it's a one-off I'd ignore it.

Now...if you begin to suspect that there's a pattern emerging, I'd report it at Wikipedia:ANI. Folks there are far better equipped to look into something like this than I am.

As for the popup, I don't know; I've not encountered anything like that before. Again - I wouldn't worry unless it proves to recur.

Sorry I can't be of more help. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 14:18, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

Waiting is a good choice, I think. And ANI is great - they'll be quite helpful, in my experience, as long as they feel you're operating in good faith.
Always happy to be of help. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 12:46, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

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Troyanos[edit]

You're very kind, thanks. I try. I know this can be a wild and woolly place...I've had many as helped me along the way, and I figure anything I can do to make it easier on others I can.

It's funny how Troyanos has loomed large in my development in one way or another over the years. I was eight the summer she died - we were on vacation, I remember, and my father was coming late because he had to work. And my parents were talking on the phone one night, and my mother mentioned in passing that Troyanos had died. I remember thinking that she wasn't that old, and then realizing, with dawning horror, that if she could die so young, then maybe so could other people. Like parents. She was the first celebrity whose death struck me in that fashion.

Looking back now, with the benefits of YouTube, I'm sorry I never had the chance to experience her work live. She was a fine singer, though not especially memorable in that regard. What always strikes me, though, is the totality of her performances - she was one of a rare breed of thinking artists whose conception of a role was worth experiencing. Though I've only seen televised excerpts, things like her Eboli remain the gold standard for me, simply because of how utterly theatrical they are. She was a remarkable woman, and I often think her early death was an incredible loss to us all. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 02:24, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

I do, yes. Not professionally (ha, I should be so lucky), but I do squawk out tenor parts for a choir here in DC. You? --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 06:44, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm a near native...near enough as it makes no difference. Came back up after college, as did a whole bunch of my classmates. :-)
Sorry to hear about your friend - I hope he gives us another try. It's one of the most frustrating things around here...I think the barriers to new editors joining up have gotten far, far too high, and we're going to atrophy and eventually collapse if that keeps up. Still, at least he's got another outlet for it. (Sounds like a guy I know from the gym, who just published his first (I think?) book and has been asking me to read it. I would, if I had the time on the commute any more.) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 14:09, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

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I have recently had the experience of having my IP "blocked from editing any and all wiki-projects of the WMF" apparently including talk pages. The block was for 1 month, but by the stated period, the block should have expired. Also I was instructed to request a waiver or an unblock on Meta-Wiki, but I found that I could not edit my talkpage, or indeed any page on Meta. The reason given for the block was something like "using a proxy IP provider." I was logged in, except on the WMF homesite, where my unversal login doesn't work, but it was rather a bother that I was logged in to Meta, where there was a message awaiting my response, and yet I was not allowed to respond, or to request help. My ISP, whenever I open a browser, assigns an IP #, and usually not the same one as has been previously assigned. I must confess that I am not very conversant with some of these terms — I barely know what a proxy is, at least in reference to the internet and wikipedia. I am accused of uploading, or downloading (i forget which), massive quantities of spam from "my" IP.

To my knowledge I have never loaded any spam, especially massively. I have to conclude, since the block has been in place for over a month, that someone else has used the IP. I got rhe message re: 93.174.93.71, as well as one other, which I thought I had also written down, but evidently not. The admin(?) who blocked me was Vituzzu, I believe.


I would also like to request a waiver. On occasion I find it useful, even necessary and obligatory, to use the TOR system. I hereby request to at least be able to leave discussion-page messages when using TOR. I have 2,000 edits, and I don't think I have ever been blocked. That's not a tremendous #, especially not compared to some, but if enWP needs more in the way of bona fides, I would prefer to communicate by email or telephone (text will work). I can be reached at Ragityman(at)gmail. Thank you for any assistance you can provide. rags (talk) 23:11, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

  1. You can't edit Wikipedia via Tor. Not even an administrator can do that, and we don't have the power to make an exemption.
  2. Probably the spam was from someone else using your IP address, and if you haven't done it then there is no reason to take the message about doing that as referring to you. However, the fact remains that if an IP address is used for huge amounts of spam then we have to take action to stop it.
  3. Vituzzu isn't an adminsitrator, so it must have been someone else who blocked the IP address.
  4. I don't think there's anything else that we can say or do to help you unless you tell us what IP address is involved, as otherwise we have no way of knowing which block is involved. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 15:43, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

Yes, it's pretty obvious[edit]

Thanks, Smallbones(smalltalk) 11:50, 29 March 2018 (UTC)

Re: flag for IP block exemption[edit]

Hi, the relevant page is m:GIPBE, though firstly be aware of the connection you're using. If you're consciously edit via TOR you can ask for an exempt, otherwise you should -first of all- check whether your traffic is being hijacked. --Vituzzu (talk) 19:48, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

"If your IP is an open proxy, it will not be unblocked. It is more likely for an exception to be granted if you provide good reasons to think you won't abuse it; obvious cases are, for instance, users blocked by the Chinese Great Firewall and accounts with substantial past contributions.
"If a Tor exception is granted to you and you don't have an account yet, the steward will also create one for you and you'll receive a temporary password to your email address.
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So far, m:GIPBE
             m:IPBE
where I had a conversation with
user:Blue Raspberry
user:Nemo bis
user:Ruslik
original IP block was by Vituzzu, who is a steward at IT.WP.
relevant responses on this page from
user:JamesBWatson
(notes to self, so I can find my way back to these conversations) rags (talk) 13:18, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

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