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Request for review[edit]

Good morning Sarek,

Can you review the recent reversions by Falconfly in the links below? He seems to be ignoring the talk page discussion and has violated the 3RR rule.

Squatch347 (talk) 13:29, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

Falconfly hasn't violated the 3RR rule, but is edit warring after I warned them, so I've blocked. It's good that you've opened discussion on the talk pages, but until you get consensus there, I would consider further reverts on those articles to be edit warring as well, and would block you as well. Good luck! --SarekOfVulcan (talk) 13:38, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
Makes sense. I'll see if I can gin up a conversation over there. Thanks for the help. Squatch347 (talk) 15:49, 18 September 2018 (UTC)


I posted your block of Michael Hardy at the admin board - I support the block and I think you need air cover for this as it may well be considered controversial. Guy (Help!) 09:08, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

I have unblocked Michael following consensus at his talk page. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 07:41, 21 September 2018 (UTC)


Thank you for undoing my edit on Medeis' talk page, I messed it up unintentionally. Miss Bono [hello, hello!] 12:31, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

No problem. I'm sorry for your loss. :-( --SarekOfVulcan (talk) 14:08, 24 September 2018 (UTC)


You are involved in a recently-filed request for clarification or amendment from the Arbitration Committee. Please review the request at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Clarification and Amendment#Michael Hardy and, if you wish to do so, enter your statement and any other material you wish to submit to the Arbitration Committee. Additionally, the Wikipedia:Arbitration guide may be of use.

Thanks, Beeblebrox (talk) 20:50, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

The request has been archived at Wikipedia talk:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Michael Hardy. For the Arbitration Committee, Miniapolis 19:43, 27 September 2018 (UTC)

Edit Warring/ownership question[edit]

Hi Sarek, sorry if this is the wrong place to ask, we had a recent similar discussion and I wanted to get your input on this before moving forward.

I'm talking to an editor who seems to be reverting any change to a page that his isn't his own. We currently have two edits that are agreed to by four editors with only this one editor dissenting with a moving the goal post strategy. At this point we've been trying to address his concerns for months to no success. Suggestions? Squatch347 (talk) 14:03, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

Possible edit warring:

Page ownership diffs:

Diffs of him blocking content:

  • Let me add: I have also been following this. The editor in question also added a criteria to the lede of this article without consensus, and then immediately began pointing to that criteria to justify removing any addition to this list. In fact, the editor in question was claiming that this criteria existed even before they added it. See here for the addition, and see the talk page for where the editor kept referring to it, both before and after. I think I'll take this to ANI if you're not inclined to handle it. BTW: there is a canvassing accusation, but it ignores the fact that I'd previously been involved in the discussion. I wasn't brought in from outside, and would have weighed in sooner rather than later, in any case, as the problems Squatch is describing were obvious to me, as well. ᛗᛁᛟᛚᚾᛁᚱPants Tell me all about it. 14:24, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

I'm not inclined to handle it, but I have protected it at WP:THEWRONGVERSION for a couple of days while you work things out at the talk page and/or ANI. --SarekOfVulcan (talk) 14:51, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

I think ANI is the proper venue, because Squatch has been trying for days on talk with getting nowhere. Besides, it'll give me the opportunity to whine about which version you protected the page on ;). Thanks for the help. (And yes, I know, I shouldn't have made that last revert). ᛗᛁᛟᛚᚾᛁᚱPants Tell me all about it. 14:58, 26 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Hey, can you add the AfD template to the page with the following rationale:
Article is a list of trivia by definition; it has inconsistent and sometimes very poor sourcing. Despite being AfD'ed previously, sourcing has not improved mostly because the broad variety of subjects and mass-appeal nature of explicit sourcing rules out many academic and high-quality sources. Article is highly unlikely to reach a workable state at any point in the future, and well-sourced entries can be moved to the appropriate article.
Thanks. ᛗᛁᛟᛚᚾᛁᚱPants Tell me all about it. 22:12, 26 September 2018 (UTC)


I was shocked and saddened to see a death notice for Medeis, who last edited seven months ago but who I had hoped was merely on a break. Do you have any idea what happened? I know Medeis had a number of health issues, but wasn't aware of anything life-threatening. I would ask the user Miss Bono except Miss Bono seems not to be editing regularly. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 21:41, 1 October 2018 (UTC)

@Baseball Bugs: no, I'm sorry, I was just giving admin support to the reporter. :( SarekOfVulcan (talk) 21:46, 1 October 2018 (UTC)
I was about to send an email to Miss Bono, but the note connected with it indicates it may not work. So I guess I'll leave a note on Miss Bono's talk page and see what happens. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 21:48, 1 October 2018 (UTC)

Donna Strickland[edit]

I understand why you protected Donna Strickland—I would have done it myself—but given that five edit requests have accumulated in the last four hours, I thought it'd be less disruptive to remove the full protection and deal with any further edit warring with reverts. Hope you don't mind. – Joe (talk) 17:40, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

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Changes Made to Doris Twitchell Allen[edit]

Hello! I made changed to the Doris Twitchell Allen page which you reverted. I am aware that I was unable to link to a source - which is academically blasphemous. I am unable to make a direct link to the source because you must be an initiated member of Tri Delta to access the sisterhood directory. Doris Twitchell Allen was initiated to the Alpha Kappa chapter at the University of Maine in 1920. She was included in the University of Michigan's Michiganensian in 1935 as a Delta Delta Delta member in city. Below is the source link that highlights her name in the document.

I ask that you revert your changes as she is a historic member of the Alpha Kappa chapter and it would be a significant piece of history that the Alpha Kappa Tri Deltas would appreciate being able to share with future potential new members. Not everyone has a set of buildings named after them, and being that it's only been a few years since Tri Delta came back to UMaine it's important to us that this piece of history be known.

Thank you for understanding

UMaine Class of 2017 & founding member of the reinstalled Alpha Kappa chapter of Tri Delta.

BiancaBeland (talk) 01:28, 6 October 2018 (UTC)Bianca Beland

Reopen disscution[edit]

The Casual Playing is not Notable and all the article related to it must be deleted

Can you reopen it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:02, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

In a word, no. SarekOfVulcan (talk) 21:04, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
As info the user opened a second copy of this. I've closed and reverted all the tagging, and given a final warning. They have additionally been warned about editing while logged out. -- ferret (talk) 22:17, 17 October 2018 (UTC)