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- There's definitely IP hopping and personal attacks, but those seem frustration from a lack of clear explanation of why they are being reverted. Unless there's some other page at play, it doesn't look like LTA since these changes are localized to today, without a history of that in the article (at least not since 2012). If anything, I feel like a clear explanation after reverting, either in the edit summary or preferably on the article talk page, could have prevented this from escalating. Nothing under WP:NOTHERE seems to apply, unless there's a long-term history of this on another article that I'm unaware of. Thanks for the clarifying message, SpencerT♦C 00:13, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
- Special:Contributions/18.104.22.168 was making not too different changes on the same page. It was blocked by Favonian as an LTA (WP:BKFIP). I'm not too familiar with them, but having seen them briefly at my talk page once before and latterly at ANI, I know that they usually take a while to be spotted. –72 (talk) 00:20, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
Yes Spencer those were personal attacks and would have been a reason enough for you to block the IPs in the first place. Frustration from the lack of clear explanation why ones edit get reverted is never an excuse for such behaviour. And I dont engage in argumentation with banned editors like this. He was NOTHERE and have now been blocked and the case is closed(for now). I hope there is something to learn from all of this. Shellwood (talk) 16:03, 11 December 2017 (UTC)