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Attention on Propaganda content and misleading edits in List of Rajputs[edit]

Hello, looks like the content uploader 'Prabhatmishra1985' (who has been blocked earlier) is running a propagandist agenda and presenting mostly hoax and over exaggerated facts. the user 'Prabhatmishra1985' has strangely added the name Thakur Jugal Kishore Sinha in the FIRST place of the national 'List of Rajputs'- 'Politicians of India'. He has removed much much important historic,political and constitutional personalities of India belonging to Rajput Caste and inserted Thakur Yugal Kishore Sinha at the TOP of list who was only a one time MP.While Prominent Rajput icons and statesmen of India like Bhairon Singh Shekhawat,Anugrah Narayan Sinha,Arjun Singh, Dinesh Singh, Digvijay Singh,S.N. Sinha; who have been Vice-President,Chief Ministers,central ministers and Governors many times are missing! If Thakur Yugal Kishore Sinha's wife Ram Dulari Sinha (Who may be included as she held post of a Governor in her final years) is included then why not other Rajputs of India who have also held the office of Governor of several states and some who became Governors & CMs many times?. There are dozens of prominent Rajputs who have been MPs and members of Constituent Assembly of India that made India a republic and there are some who even have been CMs, Governors and central ministers after being MPs,then how come only Thakur Yugal Kishore Sinha who doesn't qualify to be placed at the 'Top' is allowed there? Kindly ensure only content backed by realistic sources and genuine importance are uploaded.Please check and include these genuinely important national Rajput icons of India like Karan Singh,Anugrah Narayan Sinha,Arjun Singh,Digvijay Singh,Bhism Narayan Singh,Pratibha Patil,Rajnath Singh,Satyendra Narayan Singh,Radhamohan Singh;some of whom have been iconic freedom fighters,members of India's constitution making assembly, some who had been President of India and some even today are holding highest offices in India.


User:Shamsul_Islam_Author has, despite warnings about WP:ARBIPA, indulged in edit-warring (reported here), repeatedly added poorly sourced information about living people [1], created an obvious sock [2], added/removed material with obvious political intent [3], [4], [5], and has just made a legal threat [6]. They are also likely to be impersonating Shamsul Islam, a writer in real life (the POVs are diametrically opposite, so unlikely to actually be that person). If you're uninvolved, can you deal with it? Else I'd have to go to ANI, and I'd really rather not. Vanamonde (talk) 06:49, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

  • Going through the history now, give me a little while to sort through. —SpacemanSpiff 06:57, 9 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Done, I think "Internet guru guru" may also be linked to this one and I don't for a minute believe that this is the first account, there's likely a master behind it somewhere, so you may want to check around or take to SPI. cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 07:10, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

Deletion of the page 'Abhinav Sunder Nayak'[edit]


Its come to my attention that you have deleted a page created for an Indian film editor Abhinav Sunder Nayak who works predominantly in Tamil & Malayalam films in India. Would like to know the reason behind it.

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:05, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

Do you have an answer[edit]

Why are you reverting exhaustive (constructive) contributions made by padmalakshmisx ? If you go on banning multiple accounts (with constructive edits) wikipedia will never expand in its content and quality. There are very limited subject matter experts and who spend time and money on internet to fix and update articles with new references on Indian cinema. What do you gain by this ? Standard offer for 6 months is of no use, because it will stop the creative mind. Kindly forward this message to wikipedia arbitration committee if wikipedia policies have some brain. Wikipedia policies have to be updated every year, especially with respect to sockpuppetry or else wikipedia will become a low quality, unprofessional and uninformative platform Cawsbantu (talk) 19:39, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

  • You are the cause of part of the poor quality of articles here. And you've been given a standard offer option many times but you live in your own warped world and have no interest in doing anything constructively or collaboratively, don't come back here again. —SpacemanSpiff 23:15, 9 September 2017 (UTC)
Let's not forget that the user continues to demonstrate general incompetence, which after as many years as they've been editing is simply inexcusable. Like here where this experienced editor still thinks it's appropriate to describe of his own opinion the overall critical response of a film. No regard for MOS:FILM. Ooh, you know what Indian film articles need more of? Hyperbole! How about more "super hit" POV crap? Oh here we go. Please editoralise about the "matinee idol". Continued rubbish. Not to mention they've been editing for six years and still don't know you don't spell out numerals over 10. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 16:23, 10 September 2017 (UTC)

Query for previously deleted wiki page[edit]

This is more information around following deleted article:

Esha Tewari is supporting acctress in upcoming Bollywood Movie Simran: , ,

Few News articles:

IMDB: and

Let me know if the article can be restored.

EshaTewari (talk) 17:49, 10 September 2017 (UTC)EshaEshaTewari (talk) 17:49, 10 September 2017 (UTC)

  • I looked at a random few links and they are nothing more than "these few actors acted in this movie" kind of mentions. That doesn't address any of the issues brought up at the afd. —SpacemanSpiff 23:43, 10 September 2017 (UTC)

i want a help[edit]

Dear i wanna create a page name is this Sachin Atulkar so please help me. IndianWikipedians (talk) 12:30, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

Please refer to a similar request on my talk page as of this date. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 12:50, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for that note Anthony.bradbury, for some reason I keep getting these requests on here or via email for a lot of these non-notable Indian topics, but the other WP:INDIA admins seem to be spared! —SpacemanSpiff 13:16, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

Dear SpacemanSpiff Is the image upload and page editing done by me right, whether you can check it and if I made my page is right , I have not made any mistake IndianWikipedians (talk) 15:44, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

User: Thetruth16 topic ban[edit]

Hi Spaceman Spiff! As per the community enforced topic ban of User:Thetruth16 on articles related to Ferdinand Marcos, could you also topic ban him from:

These are some of the other articles which he skewed towards favoring Marcos and whitewashing his crimes, as well as doing demolition jobs on Marcos's opponents. Thank you! -05:55, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

  • I've included what was in the proposal and discussed, I can't add anything to it -- it's a community sanction. But it looks to me like everything except your last link is included already, and even there the topic ban covers any content related to the others. cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 07:08, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

Clearing the misunderstanding[edit]


Season's greeting,

One of the user User:संदेश हिवाळे (English spelling of the name:Sandesh Hiwale)'s User account is blocked here on en:wp. It seems he was mainly blocked for 'constantly adding honorifics', not knowing that he is on encyclopaedia, and being new not aware of the policies, in initial enthusiasm he seems to have got involved in reverts to put those honorifics back. His initials edits were mainly through mobile phone and with initial enthusiasm he did not know importance of talk page messages and either over looked or missed.

Besides during his unblock request, even when he was saying 'sorry' by mistake he seems to have tampered a template placed by another user, and that seems to have angered the user. He has approached me and another local admin on Marathi language wikipedia to inform you of misunderstanding.

He has informed us on our talk page at mr wikipedia that he has understood his mistakes and does not want to repeat them.

Our experince with him on Marathi language wikipedia has been that he is very much a well intentioned user. Even at mr-wikipedia initially he took time to come for discussions on talk pages since he used to edit from mobile phone. But subsequently over a period of time, he started interacting with the local community in constructive manner. And so far all of his communications have been polite enough, and undersigned can vouch for the same.

So even before making any further attempt for unblock request we regret the inconvinience caused before. I am sure in future he can be mentored for constructive edits. Probably what we can do is, for few more months let him write his most of proposed edits on respctive talk pages first and only after if there is no objection on article talk page or after discussing with some mentor let him include those edits in the articles.

His en wp talk page is also marked for Wikipedia:Standard offer It seems his last edits were in april month. We would like to know when again it is appropriatae for him to make an unblock request.

Thanks and warm regards

Mahitgar (talk) 09:29, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

  • He was blocked for being disruptive, and not just once, multiple times (and honorifics was just an example of that, not the entire problem) and then after his indefinite block he went ahead and created at least one sock (that I know of) to continue the same behavior. Honorifics was just part of the problem. Should his unblock be considered I would expect a ban from anything related to Ambedkar and Buddhism across all of for at least six months after the unblock, at which point he can appeal that. That said, I don't think the time elapsed is sufficient for the level of disruption he and his sock caused, so I wouldn't recommend an unblock until at least he can show that he understands what he did wrong and how he's going to avoid it in the future as well as an idea of what he's going to edit over the next few months. If he's ready to do that, then he can appeal in November. Also, all this has to come from him, not from you or someone else, although your experience with him may lead you to lend good faith to him, we have to evaluate him directly. cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 11:28, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

St Maty's Cathedral[edit]

Not sure if this is the edit-warring Syro-Christian pov-pusher operating while logged out or not. It has happened twice in the last few hours. I can do no more there at present. - Sitush (talk) 11:49, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

It is him for sure, I've blocked more than my daily quota of socks in the past 24 hours, so I didn't block just yet, but I will do an indef with the next problem, have left a note on the user talk page. cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 12:03, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. I see you left a COI note for the person who has just edited the Raheja article. I've just gone through a few of their other edits and am concerned this might be another instance of someone being paid to promote generally (not just Raheja). I will try to keep an eye on it but can you remember the name of the Indian farm that was doing recruitment for that sort of thing? - Sitush (talk) 12:18, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
THis one is more likely a freelancer working off of elance or something, Bri might be able to give you some more credible pointers. There's tons of India SEO/paid COI whitewashers, so I can't give the name of jsut one farm. Just see the list of accounts I've blocked in the past couple of days and you're likely to find 2-3 groups! —SpacemanSpiff 12:24, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
Ah, ok. I'm afraid I find most articles about businesses to be little more than ads. - Sitush (talk) 12:42, 15 September 2017 (UTC)


Heloo,spacemanspiff.I was blocked by you.But,Hijili88 started attack me by using his poor Japanese first.When i saw what he wrote in Japanese Wikipedia,i found that his japanese was so poor.He lied that he is good at Japanese.I think attacking person personaly is the reason of being blocked.Thank you I love india so much.Have you heard about Memorial of Heo Hwang-ok121.126.180.227 (talk) 18:19, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

  • Spiffy, you blocked this person? Tsk tsk. Charming how they attack someone's Japanese in very poor English. Anyway, I was going to block them for importing personal feuds to this wiki, but out of respect for you I won't; it would be bad manners for me to deprive you of a conversation partner. Nice dog, BTW! Drmies (talk) 18:28, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Oh, I see what's happening--they're IP hopping on Chinese people, inserting incoherent, poorly formatted, misspelled, and improperly referenced material. Well that's just sad. Drmies (talk) 18:30, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
    @Drmies: This is connected to this block that was the result of an ANI discussion, a similar start to a convo is on at Bish's talk page too. Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Richeagleeye is a linked SPI. And the Memorial of Heo Hwang-ok, Ayodhya reference is kind of ironic as that's another problem set of articles (unrelated to this issue) that Utcursch recently asked for help at. cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 22:36, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
  • I'm slowly beginning to learn how fascinating that part of the world is. Too bad I'm old, sedentary, and bound by mortgages and loans. Drmies (talk) 23:09, 15 September 2017 (UTC)


Dear SpacemanSpiff I request apology because some users at ANI felt I was aggressive in my interaction with you, I was just defending myself. You said at ANI that I had removed maintenance tags at a song article, which I think many days back and have deep regret for it. Back then I was still understanding Wikipedia's system but was doing my level best to contribute. But you told that I was canvassing against user Umair Aj, I had a valid reason for it, please see the last and clear warning with evidences given by Admin Swarm to them [7] , but as they are now unblocked they again rewrote the word "greatest" and removed the maintenance tag "fansite" on Ahmed Rushdi's article please see diff [8]. And yup this is another unverified puffery by that user after getting unblocked see this on Sonu Nigam's article [9] , deliberately cited a reliable source (Times of India) which never supported the statement, the same disruptive editing and decieving concerns were expressed about the user by prolific admin Swarm. Is this appropriate as the user is aware of peacock guide and is here for 6 years, clearly knows what is encyclopedic and what is not ! Cullen328 sir please read the source cited by that user, [10], the source never supported the statement, but the user deliberately used it for verification purpose. Is it appropriate ? Anoptimistix (talk) 03:29, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

I do not understand why Anomtimistix is stalking me for the last many months. It all started when I put a maintenance template on Arjit Singh and being a fan he felt offended. He is doing all this because I placed the tags and Begoon has also put a couple of. He never rests when it comes for adding promotional material on Arjit Singh. I added a reliable source to Sonu Nigam's lead but if he has trouble with this, he can remove the citation. I just want he should not bother me and I really mean it but despite of my all the avoidance, he is coming after me again and again.-Umair Aj (talk) 09:55, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

Will try to write good article[edit]

Dear SpacemanSpiff I have always tried to do my level best to contribute to this project, but you said at ANI that I write poor quality articles, I take this criticism from you positively and will strive to improve my future creations, I also understood your concern about copyvio but I want to clarify that I mostly try to write in my own words, when lifting direct quotes from the source I always attribute it but from now I will surely write all stuffs in my own words. Best wishes to you and your family for a healthy and prosperous life. Anoptimistix (talk) 03:40, 17 September 2017 (UTC) Anoptimistix (talk) 03:40, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

Including quotations in articles is perfectly acceptable, as long as the quotes are brief, clearly indicated as quotes, properly referenced inline, and constitute a limited percentage of the prose, Anoptimistix. When to quote is a matter of editorial judgment. I believe that quotes are appropriate to convey local color, or the enthusiasm (or disdain) that representative reviewers express for a topic. And for other similar limited purposes. Quotes should not be an easy substitute for original prose written by an editor who has read and is accurately summarizing the range of reliable sources. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 04:05, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

Cullen328 Thank you dear sir for your guidance and I always try to Faithfully produce original words and attribute it to the news media or the notable person who said it, didn't knew it would become a copyright issue , since now i will write everything in my own words which would be synonymous to the original content by the reliable source, Thanks Anoptimistix (talk) 04:24, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

Cullen328 and yes sir I feel a sense of pride as I supported you at your RfA, you are really doing exemplary work, Best wishes Anoptimistix (talk) 04:33, 17 September 2017 (UTC)
If you keep up your own good work, learning our policies and guidelines as you advance, then you will also have the basis for great pride in your contributions to this encyclopedia. I am very grateful for the support that you and so many others gave to my RfA. Thank you. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 05:09, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

আপনার জন্য একটি ছাগল![edit]

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Hello friend! Did you mean to reserve this appeal but not act on it? --Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 18:17, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

  • @Ponyo:, Sorry, I could've sworn that I had replied to it, but apparently not. Fixed now. cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 22:55, 19 September 2017 (UTC)
No sweat, it happens all the time.--Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 22:57, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

Kamma stuff again[edit]

Re: Weckkrum, I'm not sure if they're a sock but they're certainly being highly disruptive on Kamma-related stuff. - Sitush (talk) 18:32, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

Maybe take to the SPI? I blocked a lot of socks duck, and a sweep would likely be beneficial. cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 22:58, 19 September 2017 (UTC)