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petition[edit]

you can start the fire Dom capers petition if you like since we're losing. --166.172.56.176 (talk) 03:56, 4 January 2016 (UTC)
and send the link here. --166.172.56.176 (talk) 03:56, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

Just a reminder[edit]

If the Packers lose today, please make a petition to fire Dom Capers because he is a useless coordinator. Yeah our defense is looking good this year but not ranked in the top 10. I know we're in the playoffs but if we lose knight start a petition to fire Capers. Thanks! --166.172.56.176 (talk) 22:47, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

Packers[edit]

Do you think they can beat the Vikings tommorow night? I hope it is NOT a pathetic game. Will they go past Seattle in the playoffs? --74.129.169.119 (talk) 01:30, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
I certainly think they can beat Minnesota, and it should be a fun one. We'll see about the playoffs, I think they should be able to handle Seattle if the receivers remember that they're allowed to catch the ball if it hits them in their fucking hand... seems simple, but that seems to have been a problem this year. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 02:39, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
Man fuck the Packers receivers other than Cobb. And fuck Dom Capers and Dropvante Adams they are fucking useless. --74.129.169.119 (talk) 02:48, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
I have to say, I knew Jordy was exceptional but I didn't realize just how many holes he covered up. Looking forward to having him back next year. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 02:50, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
if the packers lose, start a petition to fire defensive coordinator Dom Capers. His schemes are horrible and he is so predictable. Next year will be better without Capers he sucks as a coordinator. Jordy will help next year. --74.129.169.119 (talk) 02:52, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
Jordy Nelson is awesome! Start a petition tommorow to fire Capers if they lose. --74.129.169.119 (talk) 02:55, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
I'm with you on both, and I might take you up on that petition if you don't first. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 02:57, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
I am not going to make one if they lose so you should do it instead. I do not make petitions so please make the petition to get Capers the fuck out of Green Bay.n--74.129.169.119 (talk) 03:05, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
Just do what Eagles fans did with Chip in the petition, like EDP. --74.129.169.119 (talk) 03:06, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

Whack-a-mole[edit]

Special:Contributions/68.14.14.50 EEng (talk) 16:29, 19 September 2015 (UTC)

And... User:Fwckturnip. EEng (talk) 14:49, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

For whatever else they may lack, they suffer not for lack of persistence... The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 21:29, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
[1] EEng (talk) 03:10, 2 October 2015 (UTC)
  • [2] EEng (talk) 13:23, 12 October 2015 (UTC)
  • [3]
  • [4] + a semiprotect now too. Aren't you glad you became an admin? EEng (talk) 00:28, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
  • [5]
  • [6]
@EEng: When reading the edit summary, given the recent bit of PC idiocy that happened about half an hour up I-95 for me I can't help but wonder if they'd start demanding they change their name because "World's Oldest People as an acronym is CAUSING ME GRIEVOUS BODILY HARM BECAUSE IT'S SO OFFENSIVE AND IF YOU DON'T CHANGE IT RIGHT NOW I'M GOING TO DEMAND JIMBO'S RESIGNATION AND HAVE A LITTLE HISSY FIT A 4 YEAR OLD WOULD BE EMBARRASSED AT AND THROW ROCKS AT YOUR HOUSE!!!!!!!!" (But then again Italians are white, so they can't be in any way oppressed; what happened to Sacco and Vanzetti was definitely different, we're not sure how but it just was so stop it RIGHT NOW before you cause me that grievous bodily harm again) But in all seriousness, I've been thinking of trying a rename proposal to "Wikiproject Human Longevity"; if you have a better idea, which I'm sure you do, I'd like to hear it. A name change might send the message that this isn't the GRG's official output, and if even one person gets that it's worth it. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 22:46, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
First of all, get your own jokes [7]. As to Yale, I can't be expected to follow the news at every struggling, little-known rustic school, so maybe you can fill me in. Now, then... Yes, I think a name change would be salutory for any number of reasons. EEng (talk) 23:34, 13 November 2015 (UTC) P.S. Sacco and Vanzetti did it.
Wow, and here I was thinking I was being original; maybe great minds do think alike. As to Sacco and Vanzetti, I'm not of Italian stock or anything but we went over that case in one of my history classes; it's not too much to ask that anyone get a reasonable trial, period. I'll try to put a proposal together then. It could require a bit of coordination with the other sane people there, so there will be some advance warning. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 23:46, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
They were railroaded, no doubt, but they were also probably guilty. EEng (talk) 00:09, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, the part about Sacco's gun conveniently didn't come up in class at all, I had to find that on my own. I'm hardly losing sleep over them. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 00:12, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Another thought might be to merge it into another project, so it's not an isolate anymore. But the most obvious candidate, Wikipedia:WikiProject Ageing and culture, is so small I'm afraid it would simply be overrun. Another thought would be simply dismantling it, as someone suggested at ANI a while back, but the window for that may have passed for now. EEng (talk) 20:15, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

Maybe an RfC about what to do might help, if there's a way to keep the lackeys from overrunning it. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 21:59, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

Whatever action you think appropriate[edit]

DS notice here [8], restoring material based on non-RS here [9] (calling the removal "vandalism"), continuing here [10], earlier edit warring here [11]. EEng (talk) 14:19, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

  • Also, a DS warning might be in order for this editor [12]. EEng (talk) 15:32, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
I'll have a closer look at it when I get home, but my impression now is that the thickness of these guys' skulls never cease to amaze me. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 18:51, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

Semi?[edit]

I wonder if, given the history of IP disruption, a semiprotect might not be appropriate: [13]. EEng (talk) 02:25, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

I think so, but if I did it myself there would almost certainly be some caterwauling about "involved admin". Next time there's ongoing IP idiocy there I'll put in an RfPP request. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 02:29, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
I think someone else did. EEng (talk) 20:27, 9 December 2015 (UTC)

More whackamole (like guacamole, but not as tastey)[edit]

Merry Xmas[edit]

Special:Contributions/115.193.10.247 EEng (talk) 02:06, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

If the IP tries anything else I'll block it, it's been duly warned. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 19:05, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

Happy New Year[edit]

Tobias redux[edit]

Domlesch (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) is a heavy contribution sock that needs some attention. I've cleaned up after the other named accounts and IPs, but this one is a bit of heavy lifting. Can you take a look at some of it please? With the two new page move trackers, he has now taken to requesting moves at uncontroversial moves so that it doesn't show up on his logs. Also 80.134.93.78 (talk · contribs · WHOIS) among others in that range. Another range has been blocked by Bbb23. cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 15:03, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

Mass deletion[edit]

Hello The Blade of the Northern Lights! Can you tell me, why have been so many articles about East Timorese subdistricts deleted? Greetings, --J. Patrick Fischer (talk) 20:26, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

See the above section, this is to delete creations of Tobias Conradi, a WP:G5 deletion. —SpacemanSpiff 20:34, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
Strange. The articles were a first start for these subject, missing in English Wikipedia for years. --J. Patrick Fischer (talk) 21:04, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
I ordinarily wouldn't do this, but Tobias is now globally banned and nothing short of that will get the message across. If you'd like, I can send you copies of the sources he used; the articles themselves were very bare, so there's not much to be gained from restoring them. And to SpacemanSpiff; something's not working right with my mass rollback or I'd have done that already, and I'll see if I can hunt down any other pages he requested for restoring. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 00:44, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
Update; just got the mass rollback issue fixed. Now to find those pages. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 00:58, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
In addition to the standard banned thing, there's also the fact that he loves to "provide" a structure to these places based on how he thinks they should be, not how they actually are and it's futile to waste editor hours to sift through individual articles to clean up that mess. And of course, this disruption is on at multiple wiki's, representatives of which are currently voicing their opinions at Meta. I see you've fixed this one now Blade. cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 02:20, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

Yes, I have seen some strange edits by this user. I was just wondering, because I didn't see in German Wikipedia articles deleted, because the author was banned before. Well, the articles were just stubs, maybe someone will find time to re-activate them one day. If this is the case, he/she can translate simply the German articles or use the sources there. I have enough to do in deWP. ;-) Greetings, --J. Patrick Fischer (talk) 05:39, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

Zala County[edit]

Hi. What is the reason for this and similar edits? I'm having trouble understanding how this is helpful to readers. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 10:22, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

See the section directly above; I was doing a mass rollback of a globally banned and extremely disruptive user. I have no objection to someone reinstating the edits if they want, but the messes Tobias Conradi creates are so massive that it's not really worth the amount of effort required to do anything besides a mass revert. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 15:12, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

Need help from a user that is harassing me?[edit]

Is this the right place Alexis Ivanov (talk) 20:56, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Not gonna lie, I made some enemies, but all my previous conflicts were resolved as soon as possible and something weird happen, I was talking about the difference between Persian and Iranian in Al-Biruni's talk page and suddenly an IP addressing is harassing me, I have no problem with someone being against me, but feels like someone is after me who knows me from Wikipedia or has been lurking here, they used two different IP as far as I know, I 70% sure they are breaking some rules here, maybe you can look into that the weirdest part is he or she came to Wikipedia SOLELY to harass me.

Exhibit A: [the talk page with of Al-Biruni someone appeared with no name]

His or her IP address to see what they do

Exhibit B: In the Al-Khwarizmi talk page

His or her IP address to see what they do

Exhibit C: and this what brought me to think it is a harassment on another level, he or she followed me to an un-related talk page to his or her issues to create a hostile environment

The IP address

I urge you to deal with matter, this person is not here to edit or contribute anything of value, seems like an Iranian butthurt who got offended that there was a discussion. And accusation of being Turkish or Arab is being used which hold no water. Alexis Ivanov (talk) 21:13, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

This is not surprising. Alexis Ivanov is an aggressively confrontational editor who peppers his posts with personal insults against other editors. His "mission statement" reveals his attitude towards dealing with editing disputes: [14] Tiptoethrutheminefield (talk) 23:37, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

So it was you? First of all I never confronted the IP address. So you must be on some drugs or something be careful, you are moving in the wrong direction Alexis Ivanov (talk) 03:13, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

Thanks much[edit]

Thank you for your most helpful copy-edits to the article I created, From The Doctor to my son Thomas.

The article is currently a Featured Article candidate, at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/From The Doctor to my son Thomas/archive1.

Were you thinking of commenting there?

Thanks again for the copy-edits, especially while it's at FAC, most appreciated,

Cirt (talk) 02:10, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

Yes, actually, I think I will. Not sure how much help I'll be, but I'll try. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 02:32, 27 October 2015 (UTC)
Okay, whatever you wish, unfortunately it hasn't gotten much participation, so far. Thanks again for the copy-edits. — Cirt (talk) 02:37, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

Wise words[edit]

Thank you, for your comment, here.

Wise words, and injects a little sanity into the ongoing discussion.

Good luck,

Cirt (talk) 07:30, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

"Brilliant" is maybe the word I would use, rather than "wise". John Carter (talk) 18:43, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

New sock?[edit]

Who's that LTA who always moves a stack of articles without discussing anything? I think Caracara15 might be them. I seem to recall you'd dealt with this a fair bit in the past, hopefully I haven't mixed you up with someone else. Jenks24 (talk) 19:50, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

Not a big deal but...[edit]

Information icon This message is being sent to inform you that there is currently a discussion at WP:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#Users_EEng_and_Ricky81682 regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. EEng (talk) 17:32, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

Sunday Nov 22: Soviet Jewry Edit-a-thon & Women In Science Edit-a-thon[edit]

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Dec 9: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC; Dec 12: Art & Law editathon + Dec 13: Black Film editathon[edit]

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Weird article creations[edit]

Hi Blade, Divyraj has been creating articles this month that look weird to me. They're well-formed, although very unreliably sourced, and contain tags that are dated well before this month. I'm not sure if they're undiscussed forks, have been taken from a mirror ... or something else. They certainly do not contain any attribution to indicate copying from another of our articles.

I've left an extremely brief note on their talk page and also nominated one of them for deletion under PROD because it really is pathetically sourced. Any chance of you trying to get your head round what is going on. Mine is fuzzy with meds. - Sitush (talk) 19:57, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

Im just trying to promote Indian History here, I gave the reference ":Maharana Sanga: The Hindupat, the Last Great Leader of the Rajput Race. By Sarda Bilal" the date problem is because i took the format of the frame from a wiki article but did not copy anything, all thats written is from books. I probably failed to give proper references on paragraphs and would like help for that.Divyraj (talk) 20:36, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

OK, thanks. And ignore my message, Blade. I'll have a word with Divyraj tomorrow when my head is cleared up. I'll explain how the tag templates work etc and they're welcome to ask any further questions. However, the big problem will remain that the sources are not reliable - the book you mention is far too old and we'll have to find something more suited to a modern encyclopaedia. You might find WP:HISTRS to be a useful read, and you perhaps also need to realise that even modern Indian history books are often unreliable due to the significant "rewriting" of history to suit various extreme viewpoints, such as Hindutva. - Sitush (talk) 21:14, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

You may want to take a look[edit]

Will wonders never cease? WP:Administrators'_noticeboard/Edit_warring#User:EEng_reported_by_User:Alansohn_.28Result:_.29 EEng (talk) 22:29, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

Moves on 5 October 2015[edit]

Hi there - not sure what the backstory is with User:Tobias Conradi, but I happened upon the Kaiserbach valley article and was going to move it to Kaiserbach Valley as the typical English capitalization of proper nouns. Is there something I should know that encourages me to not do that? I didn't want to simply revert your revert of User:EdJohnston. Cheers - "Pepper" @ 21:09, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

No problem at all; that was just a mass-revert of one of his socks. The amount of moves his socks do, and the low percentage of actually helpful ones, are such that when reverting them it's much more efficient to just do all of them. So basically no there's no problem, go ahead. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 23:10, 5 December 2015 (UTC)
Sounds good - thanks. "Pepper" @ 05:17, 6 December 2015 (UTC)

Merry Christmas, Blade[edit]

And may your holidays be merry and bright . . . . Cheers. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 06:16, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

Saturday January 16: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference[edit]

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Heavy metal AfDs[edit]

Hey, I was wondering if you could offer some insight with some heavy metal bands I nominated for AfD, Bloodlet, Amboog-a-Lard, If He Dies He Dies, Totenmond (this particular one has been twice relisted), Winter's Bane and Rain Fell Within. Any help is appreciated, cheers! SwisterTwister talk 05:36, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

It might be a day or two, but I'll definitely have a look at those. Hope I can be of some assistance. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 13:17, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

Happy New Year, The Blade of the Northern Lights![edit]

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A cup of coffee for you![edit]

Cup-o-coffee-simple.svg Forgive me if we have met - but have we met? I cannot place your face.

We have talked on wiki but I do not recall talking with you at a Wikimedia NYC event. You posted on the meetup page for this Saturday. If you come, then I hope we can talk again. Thanks so much for proposing a talk about moderation, even if you say you want to learn more than teach. I think you have lots to teach because I have seen you make administrative decisions in the past. Blue Rasberry (talk) 15:20, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

I'm sure we've seen each other and met in person (I'm terrible with facial recognition, much better with remembering names). Should be a fun day. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 21:23, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

Calvin Johnson[edit]

Read this article: [15]. I want Calvin Johnson in Green Bay next year can us Packer fans make the Packers sign him before the Patriots do. Calvin Johnson is the answer for the Packers and I want him there when free agency starts. Can we make Ted Thompson sign him this offseason in free agency? You should email the Packers organization to sign him because Calvin Johnson is the answer and we will make the super bowl if we get him. Regards, --166.172.57.180 (talk) 20:44, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

WP:A+F edit-a-thons in Connecticut[edit]

Hey Blade, it was good to see you at Wikipedia Day! There are a couple of WP:A+F edit-a-thons in Connecticut coming up for March, and they could use some experienced Wikipedians on-hand to help, so email me if you'd like to be a part of this effort.--Pharos (talk) 14:25, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Would you be available/interested in helping out at a Wikipedia edit-a-thon in Coonnecticut?--Pharos (talk) 16:06, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Saturday February 6 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon[edit]

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