User talk:Theoldanarchist/Archive 2 May 2007

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Alexander Cockburn and POV[edit]

Please stop removing material from the Alexander Cockburn article. It is clear that your repeated edits are an attempt at pushing your POV, which, as you should know, is strictly forbidden by Wikipedia. Please try to make helpful edits, rather than damaging other people's hard work

What was removed from the Alexander Cockburn was in violation of the Wikipedia policy on POV. I explained that in great depth in the discussion section of the Cockburn article.[1] Removing weasel words such as 'pro-Israel' or 'conservative' before every organization isn't an attempt to push POV, its an attempt to remove it. The weasel words used, again as I explained in the discussion section, would be no more valid than if I went through the Cockburn article and inserted 'anti-Israel' or 'left-wing' in front of the publications he writes for.

In the future, if you want to discuss changes to the Alexander Cockburn article, post them in that discussion section. Don't post them in my personal discussion section as a private attack. --ARoyal 00:28, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

I can't really say which is more correct but I will keep a watch over the next few days to try and make sure that things stay calm. CambridgeBayWeather (Talk) 04:10, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

re: Theories on Columbus' Portuguese origins[edit]

I did not realize the "inuse" template could only be used for 3 hours, so I appreciate your removing it from the article in question. The article is of a highly questionable nature, and I was involved in an edit war with its original author (as one can see from the article history), finally placing the tag in order to give him time to prove the article's validity. I think that he has failed in that endeavor, and I stand by the OR tag I placed on the article more than a week ago. My next step may be to request a peer review. Would you be willing to take a closer look at the article and offer your opinion on its value? Thanks for your time. ---Charles 20:01, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

It's not my area of expertise, I just remove the inuse template from articles if they've been up too long. Anyway I reverted to an earlier version of the article that looks a bit better, I'm not sure what was going on with the other version. Sorry I can't be of more help. If the article is pure original research, you might take it to WP:AFD. --W.marsh 23:58, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

Tom Fowler[edit]

Hello Charles... Take a look, a disambiguation page has been created. If you ever need to create a similar page, you can use the {{hndis}} template to disambiguate between a list of human names. Hope that helps! Can't sleep, clown will eat me 02:43, 2 October 2006 (UTC)


vandalism templates[edit]

G'day. I saw your vandalism notice on User talk:Micknz. I'm sure you have found this out since July when you left it, but there are a number of templates at WP:VAND that are able to be used. Just letting you know, just in case. Cheers and happy editing! Jpe|ob 03:10, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

Godwin article[edit]

Unfortunately, it can't be speedied--{{db-repost}} is for articles that have undergone a deletion review via AFD, and excludes previously speedied or prodded material. The AFD will run its course, and then any subsequent reposts can be speedied. And I didn't delete the article--I'm not an admin and do not have that capability.

On a personal note, we live in the same town! How about that! -- Merope Talk 19:56, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

Ok, I was not certain whether you were an admin or not. As you say, the AfD will run its course, and we will deal with any further reposts if they should arise. Oh, and how interesting to meet a fellow Bloomingtonian! Are you a student? ---Charles 20:04, 3 October 2006 (UTC)
Used to be: I now work for the university. And, well, I might be an admin by Friday--I'm currently going through the horrifying process of requesting adminship. Maybe I'll get to be the person who closes this discussion. Exciting! -- Merope Talk 20:22, 3 October 2006 (UTC)
Yes, I used to be a student as well. As far as your potential adminship is concerned, tell me where to go and I will vote in favour of you. As you say, very exciting. By the way, are you on Bloomingpedia? ---Charles 20:26, 3 October 2006 (UTC)
Um, telling you where to go makes me nervous since I don't want to be seen as scamming for votes. And I'm not on Bloomingpedia, mostly because I try to keep my Wikilife and my real life kinda separate. On accounta the fact I sometimes edit from work. Heh. -- Merope Talk 20:29, 3 October 2006 (UTC)
That is very ethical of you, and I respect that. As far as the other matter, I have no personal life, and my "job" is being a writer, so I am always editing at work. Nice to meet you. ---Charles 20:31, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

RfA thanks[edit]

Temple of Poseidon.jpg Well, I see that you found it.  ;) Thank you for participating in my RfA, which passed with a tally of 66/11/5. I learned quite a bit during the process, and I expect to be learning a lot more in the days ahead. I will be taking things slowly (and doing a lot of re-reading), but I hope you will let me know if there is anything I can do to improve in my new capacity. -- Merope Talk 13:44, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

Your advice on warnings[edit]

You wrote to me: "Are you going to leave a warning on the talk page of the anonymous use who defaced the Steampunk article? I certainly suggest that you do so. ---Charles 04:41, 22 July 2006 (UTC)."

Are you referring to some sort of official warning? I'm a fairly casual Wikipedian, and not all too familiar with how something like this would work.--LordSnow 19:42, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

It could be official (i.e., by using one of the numerous warning templates), or it could be unofficial (which most of mine are). I just like to leave some sort of message whenever a user vandalizes an article, just to let them know it did not go unnoticed, and that their actions have consequences. Obviously, in this case, it is a moot point. ---Charles 19:45, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
Just so that I'm aware: what are those consequences?
Well, persistent vandals and producers of nonsense can be blocked for periods of time ranging from a few hours up to a month or more, depending upon the severity of their offenses, so to speak. Vandalism-only accounts will be blocked permanently. ---Charles 19:27, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

Speagsmanatee[edit]

Done. Blocked the vandal creator, too. Mangojuicetalk 21:01, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

Jennifer_Connelly[edit]

There is a discussion of the fair use assertment of an image going on for this page. Your comments on the talk page would be much appreciated. note:This message has been sent to all recent registered editors of the article, less vandal fightersxaosflux Talk 21:20, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

Knowledgevibes[edit]

The last time around, I think it was garden variety spam for a consulting company. This one just made no sense at all. Fan-1967 18:33, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Aahhh... ok. Same title, so I assumed same content. Yeah, this one was a seemingly random list of who knows what... not encyclopaedic. ---Charles 18:35, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Bama bangs[edit]

Can you take a look at this article [[2]] and tell me if this is a legitimate article? Is a hairstyle, especially one that is a current fad, really notable enough for an article? I was going to tag it for deletion, but could not think of a legitimate category. I would appreciate your opinion. ---Charles 03:44, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

That's tough, but I think I would vote keep for that one if it was on AfD. It has references such as this, from CBS Sportsline, so it has to be someone notable. —Mets501 (talk) 10:58, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

attacks[edit]

Hola, thanks for pointing me to that. User is blocked.--Dakota 18:54, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

opening hearts[edit]

You're right, I probably should put a notice on the talk page. I frequently forget to do that, since I didn't know those notices existed until a few weeks ago. Natalie 00:42, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Responses to Michael Schumacher's retirement[edit]

I've provived some background now on the article. I don't know if it's enough. The purpose of creating it was to move that information that was on the original Michael Schumacher article, taking up too much space. So, I added a

to the main article. It helps illustrating that point that Schumacher was in fact one of the most important Formula One drivers ever, so, instead of deleting, I did this. Please tell me if there's more I need to do on the article to avoid its deletion. Thanks --Serte 18:05, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Hyderabad (Pakistan)/Travel Guide[edit]

Definitely not encyclopedic and contravenes this policy which explicitly mentions travel guides as something we don't do. Its not speediable, so I suggest you tag it with prod. If that gets removed, take it to AfD. Good catch, Gwernol 21:37, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Speedy deletion 2[edit]

I wish to express an opinion on speedy deletions and not biting the newcomers. I'm not singling you out, I've noticed other new page patrollers who do the same thing.

I think it would be a good thing to leave the template message (the bit that says something like "{{subst:spam-notice|pg=Bell Pottinger Group}} ~~~~" at the bottom of the box) on the creating user's talk page, especially if it is a new user who is probably unfamiliar with Wikipedia policies. If I were a newcomer who found my article suddenly deleted without explanation I would be quite offended.

Thanks

LittleOldMe 15:01, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

The reason for the message is that I had an edit conflict on an article that you had tagged for speedy deletion and I noticed that there was no message placed on the user's talk page. However, the tag you used ({{db-nonsense}}) unfortunately does not add the template message, which is something I never knew. The one I quoted is from the {{db-spam}} tag. I'm sorry if the original message appeared a bit preachy (I re-read it and got that sense from it) but it was never my intention. Perhaps it is because I am still finding my way around Wikipedia that I feel sympathy for the newcomers who are being encouraged to be bold on the one hand but are often unsympathetically brushed aside when they attempt to contribute.
Regards
LittleOldMe 15:20, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
On the contrary, I too was adding a speedy delete tag to the article, so I am not finding fault with your decision. I was using the {{db|my reason here}} tag that takes a little longer to complete, therefore the edit conflict. Had you placed a message on the user's talk page notifying them of your decision then I would have never started this discussion. That would have been a pity because I would never have got to have this discussion with a like minded individual. I say that because of your discussion with DakotaKahn. I can truly say that it has been a pleasure to meet you. Richard15:48, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

The Patrick Smyth article[edit]

Apparently, it wasn't a good call by me and has been moved back to mainspace because he asserts notability with the CEO thing. Still, looks like we're all learning together, eh? ;) Bubba hotep 16:04, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Actually, it's gone again. Seems someone else thinks the same as us and has reverted it to his user page with a succinct note about WP:BIO on the talk page. Good enough. Bubba hotep 18:46, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Richard Kenney[edit]

Yeah, I see the same problems with this page. The speedy is unjustified, so I took it off. I think she might be open to some advice - she did eventually take the advice about "inuse" (after I notified her on her talk page that I had left instructions on the article talk page). She may need to be guided a long a bit, as opposed to finding her own way. I'm just not really sure when to approach her - newer Wikipedia editors usually take a lot longer to get things done than more experienced editors, for whatever reason (I have many theories). I haven't ever mentored anyone (I've only been editing frequently for 5 months or so), but I'd be willing to try, I suppose. Natalie 21:37, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Cool. Sounds like a plan. I have the article watchlisted, so I can keep an eye on it. I may also post something her talk page welcoming her to contact me if she needs help, and perhaps pointing her towards some of the tutorials, etc. Natalie 21:43, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

I've gone through the beginning (bio) of Richard Kenney and fixed it up, but the works and criticism section still needs some help. Also, there's an image (front cover of a book) that's HUGE, and I don't know how to make it smaller (images aren't really my forte). If you're good with images you might want to check that out. Natalie 16:15, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Upcoming template changes[edit]

Hi, I've just noticed that you recently left a templated userpage message. I'm just bringing to your attention that the format and context of these templates will be shortly changing. It is recommended that you visit WikiProject user warnings and harmonisation discussion pages to find out how these changes could affect the templates you use. We also would appreciate any insights or thoughts you may have on the subject. Thanks for your understanding. Best regards Khukri (talk . contribs) 15:08, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Great Job![edit]

Hey, i saw you marking articles for speedy deletion on new page patrol and figured you deserved some thanks! I left you a barnstar on your user page. you are welcome to do with it what you please. Keep up the good work! Chris Kreider 18:34, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

User:Ultra Grand Am[edit]

I'm not sure if you are planning on reporting this user on WP:ANI but I have strong reason to believe User:Ultra Grand Am and User:Nintendough are User:Nintendude sockpuppets.--Isotope23 20:31, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

  • I just did... sorry, I was wikistalking you to see if you'd reported it while I was posting here  :).--Isotope23 20:35, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

Re: User:Namhto[edit]

Can you please take a look at this guy? [[3]] He is a menace, and his sole intent seems to be vandalism. He needs, to use the words of George W. Bush, a "thumpin'". Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Theoldanarchist (talkcontribs)

He has been blocked for a week. Please remember to be civil in your comments on other editors. Regards, (aeropagitica) 23:55, 14 November 2006 (UTC)


Banana guard[edit]

Astonishingly, the "banana guard" exists - it's not nonsense! However, the article was completely copied from the website that sells this fine product, so I deleted it anyway. FreplySpang 06:50, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

That is crazy. The tone was that of an absurd advertisement, so I suppose I should not be surprised that it turns out to be real. You learn something new every day. Thanks. ---Charles 06:54, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Re: Erma Henderson[edit]

Re your message: Yup. Same content, though a little of the header wasn't included. I retagged it for speedy deletion. -- Gogo Dodo 06:51, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Edit wars[edit]

Hi there; no, I am not yet an admin, but am flattered that you think I might be. I have looked through the lengthy corresponce you quote, A nd i undersztand, but cannot help, your problem. But a real admin can. Go to WP:AIV and put in the appropriate details, and it should sort out.--Anthony.bradbury 01:26, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

That seems to be sorted. Any further problems, I am happy to help if i can (PS I will be going for admin fairly soon).--Anthony.bradbury 01:43, 16 November 2006 (UTC)


Quote[edit]

Hallo there, You made this comment on (aeropagitica) page: Can you please take a look at this guy? 1 He is a menace, and his sole intent seems to be vandalism. He needs, to use the words of George W. Bush, a "thumpin'". Thanks. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Theoldanarchist (talk • contribs) .

Well when quoting someone make it a GOOD Person, bush is not good and your not of Good IRISH stock if you think so. Culnacréann Republic of Ireland 00:20, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

Re: User:Samsantiago[edit]

To be honest, I didn't think ad was appropriate. It wasn't advertisement for a book far as I could find (google searched one of the titles got nothing), and it wasn't a bio because of the byline. It was Original Research however, which is specifically mentioned in Criteria for Non-Speedying as not a reason for speedying, but prodding. Therefore since I had (in my mind) eliminated speedying as an option, all that was left was prod. - Jake - Bladeswin | Talk to me | 05:32, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

Personal attacks?[edit]

Could you please clarify where I have made personal attacks? I take my editing very seriously and would never attack anyone. Also, I did not create the page Andrew vanvelzer nor did I leave any comments on the said page. Awaiting your reply. --Tim1988 talk 11:35, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

Confusion[edit]

There seems to be some confusion here. User:Happynoodleboy was my old username, which I had changed to User:Tim1988 through the relevant Wikipedia page for doing so (see here). As far as I can recall, I have not used that account (Happynoodleboy) since and I do all of my editing through User:Tim1988.

I did redirect User:Happynoodleboy to User:Tim1988 so that other editors would recognise that I have changed my name.

I have checked the contribs for User:Happynoodleboy and I see "No changes were found matching these criteria".

I'm not ruling out that the old account might have been compromised, but I see no vandalism edits made there myself and I certainly wouldn't vandalise myself. Can you please explain what the problem is here? Much appreciated. --Tim1988 talk 11:45, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

Exodus[edit]

I've blocked the guy for 48 hours. I probably should do an infinite block on him as the account is brand new and his actions are a bit more than what one would expect from a "clueless newbie", but not all of his edits are obvious vandalism, so I don't think I can do that. If after his block expires on Saturday he continues to post nonsense and vandalism, please let me know and I'll block him indefinitely. (Please respond on my talk page). 23skidoo 23:32, 23 November 2006 (UTC)


Horseshoes and hand grenades[edit]

I'd take that puppy to AfD, where I suspect it will meet a decisive end, and the five days of opportunity for discussion should make all the reasons clear to anyone paying attention. Cheers! -GTBacchus(talk) 20:28, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

Re: Your message[edit]

Thanks. I haven't put on enough warnings today because there is just so much vandalism from all around the world. Academic Challenger 22:49, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

Re: Christopher barrow[edit]

In regards to this user's contributions ([[4]]), I have placed db-nocontext tags on the two "worst case scenario" articles he created. I was wondering, though, what the appropriate warning tags are to place on his talk page. As you know, the db-nocontext tag does not generate a handy talk page warning. Your help is appreciated. ---Charles 20:25, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

Can you give me links to the deleted articles, please? I can see the deleted content and let you know what to say to the editor. (aeropagitica) 20:35, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

Hmmm... I'm not sure how to go about doing that, now that they've been deleted. They'd not been deleted yet when I left the original message. I honestly do not know... ---Charles 20:38, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

If you know the names of the articles-in-question, place them in your response in [[link format]] and they will appear red. I can see the history of the deleted articles from there. (aeropagitica) 20:41, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

Ok, let me see if I can remember these correctly (he misspelled both titles, so that does not help): Worst case scenenio and Worst case scenareo 9/11. I think that was it, though I am less certain of the second one. ---Charles 20:45, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

Right, I can see both articles now and they are both problematic. They are rhetorical school essays rather than encyclopedic content, probably because this user is twelve years old and doesn't know any better. I don't think that there are any templates that you can use to offer guidance to Christopher, so your advice will have to be crafted to his needs. I would comment on reading around the topic before starting articles. This is important because another editor may already have had the idea and it saves Christopher wasting time when he could contribute to something in existence. I would go on to mention the importance of correct spelling and grammar when writing articles. This can be corrected by writing articles offline and using a spell checker to make any corrections. He can also use an adult - parent, guardian, teacher, etc - to proof read the article to see if he can make it better before publishing.
As Christopher's maturity is such that he is making fundamental errors in concept, layout and articulation of his ideas, I would suggest that he request to be adopted by another user who can offer guidance in editing Wiki articles, rather than creating them from scratch. This would be a better approach than tagging all of his efforts and telling him that the articles have been deleted. I think that this approach would foster a positive attitude towards contributing, which is great from someone born in 1994! They could be a potential long-term contributor if handled in this manner. I would also look at things like categories of Wikipedians born around the same time as Christopher. Perhaps someone there would be willing to assist him, as they may have similar experiences? These are just ideas off the top of my head, feel free to ignore them and make your own ideas up! Regards, (aeropagitica) 21:06, 28 November 2006 (UTC)
Always glad to help! Best wishes and happy editing! (aeropagitica) 21:11, 28 November 2006 (UTC)


TIAMAT[edit]

Hey, I was just cleaning up the Tiamat article. Somebody had added that definition so I moved it to disambig. It sounds legit to me, but if it's not true then I suppose it should be deleted. Mrwuggs 18:18, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

49 Para[edit]

Oops - looks like I missed an obvious hoax there. - Tiswas(t/c) 18:35, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

On another, unrelated not - I've shamelessly stolen part of your talk template, but can't seem to get it to work - Any ideas?- Tiswas(t/c) 18:57, 29 November 2006 (UTC)
I could never get it to work either, and another editor had to alter it. If you go back through the page history, you will see the name of the gentleman, 'cause I have forgotten. ---Charles 19:15, 29 November 2006 (UTC)


Trolls[edit]

You may be under the misapprehension that I'm an admin. I'm not. Proper course to follow is always use the templates in order (test1, test2, test3, test4) and if they continue report it at WP:AIV. Fan-1967 19:31, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

Comanchero[edit]

On Nov. 23, 2006 you added wikify, cleanup, and unreferenced tags to the Comanchero article. I have done some rewriting and added references. I would appreciate any thoughts you might have on other improvements. I have not been able to come up with any picture, and according to the sources that I have consulted, there are no photographs. Bejnar 21:30, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

Catergory:Selby Series[edit]

You may delete it. I spelt "Category" incorrectly. While you are at it..I need User:Sp3000/Quote of the Week deleted too. Tanks. Go Futurama! User:Sp3000 05:58, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

Re:Dominic Brigstoke[edit]

Heh, whoops. It was meant to redirect to the actual article Noikers copied: Dominic Brigstocke. I've fixed it now. One might still argue it's not that likely a misspelling and suggest it be deleted, but I'm not about to do that, as I need to go to bed. So yeah, you were right. Heimstern Läufer 05:59, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

No worries, I didn't take it as an accusation or effort to lay blame. And thanks for telling me; I might never have caught my mistake otherwise. :-) Heimstern Läufer 06:05, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

thanks[edit]

Thanks for tidying up after me on User talk:Elliott paul ferris - it makes it much easier for the user to read what i'm trying to say if it's in a more coherent layout. And concerning User:Demonchipmunk - I did warn the user, who has since recreated it again, and been warned, and is contesting the speedy tag..... I suspect that my typing is just a bit slower than you were expecting! Keep up the good (& speedy!) work :) Inner Earth 19:08, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

User:Copperdesk[edit]

Why is this page still getting tagged? Did I userfy it wrong? >_> -WarthogDemon 19:36, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

Re: Bigsister1306[edit]

Theoldanarchist wrote:

Can you please take a look at this user's edit history? She has only created two articles today, but she has a penchant for removing speedy delete and prod tags from these articles. I tagged the article Drop Dead Records for speedy deletion, and then saw that she deleted the tag three times (it was placed again and again by two other editors). Now, I see that she has done the same on the Velvet Shadow article. I have placed a {{test3}} warning on her talk page, but I am not sure that is enough. If you have the time, can you take a look? Thanks. ---Charles 01:25, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

They don't seem to have done it again since you left the {{test3}}, so hopefully they've finally got the idea. If they do start removing them again, contact me or another administrator; we may have no choice but to issue a temporary block – Gurch 01:31, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

Re: 37 year old man named Charles here...[edit]

Theoldanarchist wrote:

I was just reading your exchange with ExtregustheSubtle and, while I was amused by his comments, I really found your response quite impressive. I felt I should tell you that. Thanks for your great work. ---Charles 04:38, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

Well, it was more of a rant about the problems facing Wikipedia than a helpful reply to a new user, but I needed to vent my frustration somewhere, and it's probably better that it was someone's talk page rather than anywhere more harmful. Though I think he'll get the message. Hopefully he won't be creating more one-sentence articles, anyway – Gurch 06:32, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

Don't forget to subst: templates![edit]

Hi,

When using certain template tags on talk pages, don't forget to substitute with text by adding subst: to the template tag. For example, use {{subst:test}} instead of {{test}}. This reduces server load and prevents accidental blanking of the template.

Thanks! :)

Hbackman 22:37, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

Message[edit]

Thank you.--Anthony.bradbury 21:37, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

Wilson article[edit]

I'm not sure where else to point you besides the obvious: WP:V, WP:RS and WP:BLP. Let me know if you have a question that's not answered there. NawlinWiki 17:31, 12 February 2007 (UTC)


anon ips on all related pages to Master Musicians of Joujouka Jajouka[edit]

good work deleting but these pages are like this for months.

Serial changes of names and content. Abelelkrim 02:01, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your speedy reponse. I have noticed that IPs from the U.S.A. tend to favour a Jajouka POV and European, usually UK France and Ireland and some Moroccan favour Joujouka POV

I wonder what that means


These two admins have being trying User:FayssalF User:Mel Etitis but good idea

they struck again after your warning[edit]

I read your warning on the ip 141.155.10.116 (Talk)page but they are still editing Master Musicians of Jajouka Current revision (02:25, 14 April 2007) (edit) (undo) 141.155.10.116 (Talk) • 02:25, 14 April 2007 141.155.10.116 (Talk) (→External links - Theoldanarchist is reverting to BRINK.COM interviews by Frank Rynne & Joe Ambrose which is libelous against Paul Bowles & Living Friends. This is not allowed on Wikipedia.) • (cur) (last) 02:13, 14 April 2007 Theoldanarchist (Talk | contribs) (Undid revision 122651887 by 141.155.10.116 (talk)) Abelelkrim 03:16, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Burroughs, Jajouka, etc.[edit]

Salaam, Fayssal. I write to elicit your assistance with the continuing edit war at a great number of articles related to the Master Musicians of Jajouka. I am informed by Abelelkrim that you are already aware of the situation, so I will not waste time with details. The anonymous user 141.155.10.116 has been continuously deleting external links from these articles which he claims are libellous. I have encouraged him, as you can see on his talk page, to come forward with evidence of said libel, but to no avail. At this point, my patience has run out. His actions are vandalism, and someone needs to bring a stop to it. I await your response. Thank you for your time. ---Charles 03:24, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Hi Charles. I have consulted my colleague Mel and i am waiting for his opinion on the matter. I'll update you once i get his reply. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 13:30, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Dear Charles, After the block on the above IP 141.155.10.116 another anon IP 141.155.26.196 NYC is making the same deletions. I will revert now.

Abelelkrim 14:15, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Rufus[edit]

Thanks Charles. All those accounts are now indef-blocked. He'll probably make more socks, though, so when you see them, take them to WP:AIV and make sure to note that you're requesting indef. In the AIV reports, make a link to this block log which notes the user made legal threats, and all further socks should be blocked on sight indefinitely. Thanks again. coelacan — 21:07, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Youthinkleft[edit]

Okay, so if I recreate it, not in 1st person, could it be left up? Or I guess...what I am asking...what do I have to do to make it stay up? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Schweermo (talkcontribs) 04:16, 23 April 2007 (UTC).

You would be better served directing that question to RHaworth, the person who deleted it. ---Charles 04:19, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

King SohCahToa[edit]

Hello. I've removed the db-nonsense tag you had placed on the page King Sohcatoa. It's actually a well-known mnemonic. Now of course, I doubt that there is much value to having this as an article but still, this should go to AfD since I'm not sure that there would even be much in the way of consensus to delete this. Cheers, Pascal.Tesson 01:54, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

Agreed, it's not nonsense but it certainly needs a whole lot of cleaning up to be something worth keeping around! Pascal.Tesson 02:01, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

Scrambled Eggs (Beatles)[edit]

This was a portion of an article taken from Scrambled Eggs the culinary dish, so it is nonsense, than its from another user which I am removing from the other article. Hence the explanation in the posting and link to the disambiguation page.--Christopher Tanner, CCC 03:52, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

I added more information to he article, but as you stated it probably should just link to the Yesterday song page. I don't usually work on non-food articles, so I didn't think to look to that page to find if I should just redirect the page there. Thank you for messaging back to my reply.--Christopher Tanner, CCC 04:04, 27 April 2007 (UTC)


Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Anthony vanity[edit]

I fixed it: you'd got "PageName" instead of the article name. I also expressed my opinion. Good catch, its a spectacularly awful article. Gwernol 17:59, 28 April 2007 (UTC)


User:MO.....OPS[edit]

Hi there; I know you asked User:Gwernol, but nothing is private here, we are wiki-friends and he will not mind me answering. The only thing on your talk page which we prefer not to be deleted are official warnings of deletions or blocks. This does not apply here, so yes, you can remove his comments--Anthony.bradbury 17:19, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

He clearly has no basis for complaint, but yes, the posts are there if we meed them.--Anthony.bradbury 18:00, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Quite right, quite right[edit]

About this stub business, jolly good of you to notify me, I've taken the fellow to task at User talk:Count Ringworm.–Skomorokh 14:44, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Response[edit]

See my talk page. Thanks for the occasional help on Irish Republicanism articles by the way, it's much appreciated as the active editors from the WikiProject are small in number, although some are busy with elections right now. Thanks. One Night In Hackney303 02:02, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

Post-Judgmentism[edit]

I've tagged this article for proposed deletion and tagged it's other problems. On the off chance this is an article about a documented fictional event, but inproperly identified as such, I delclined the Speedy Deletion. If you would like to nominate it fro CSD again, I will not contest it, but {{prod}} will likely take care of it now. Thank you, — xaosflux Talk 14:25, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

Clann na Poblachta[edit]

I'm thinking the anon was right actually, as I noticed the edit earlier. See [5], [6]. Although I wouldn't use the IE wiki for sourcing most things, I'd trust them on a translation. One Night In Hackney303 21:01, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

I would normally agree with you fully, but it never hurts to quickly check where possible. I've seen a different source that says Children or Family, but Family seems to be more prevalent. One Night In Hackney303 21:06, 3 May 2007 (UTC)


Email[edit]

Hi Charles. I tried to send you an email but it appears that your email is not enabled. Anyway, as you have participated in the discussions re Jajouka/Joujouka related articles, i thought you may be interested in reading the following email i've just sent to all concerned parties. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up® 18:32, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

Hi [sic] X.

Well, after the involvment of a few new editors and the status quo re wikipedia articles, i decided to move forward and sort out the problems once and for all. I'll be sending messages to every user concerned via their talk pages w/ 24h. I'll be citing the policies and guidelines related to the issues and ask everybody to work together to sort everthing out.

I will also ask everyone to divulge any sockpuppet account which may have been used in order to stop that behaviour and reach transparency. I'll not be hesitant to carry a CheckUser option if necessary in case no one wants to tell us about their socks. Divulguing socks would not lead to any punitive action from any admin as it is my promise and believe it would be the same promise Mel Etitis would give. The goal will be to stop that behaviour. I am not accusing anyone of using socks but that should apply to all.

Pls note that a copy of this email is being sent to all involved parties who are (in alphabetical order):

  • Abelelkrim
  • BKLisenbee
  • Emerman
  • Frankrynne
  • Theoldanarchist
  • and admin Mel Etitis

Regards

I greatly appreciate your taking on this task, and the manner with which you have approached it. I can tell you with complete honesty that I do not now, nor have I ever, make use of sockpuppets. All of my edits have been under this username. I am more than willing to help deal with this matter in a way that satisfies all involved. Again, I appreciate your efforts.
Oh, and as for e-mail, I had to disable that option because of a pesky editor.

All the best. ---Charles 19:33, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

Hi again Charles. I do appreciate your sincere reply and i'll be sending you a message at this place w/in 24h as stated above. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up® 19:40, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

Re Question regarding vandalism[edit]

If I may trouble you for a moment, I would like your advice. I gave an anonymous user (68.239.94.42) a final warning earlier this evening for his continued POV-pushing in the Keith Olbermann article. In the meantime, whilst I was not online, he has repeated the edits, and been reverted twice. However, neither of the other editors bothered to give him any warnings---which has been the pattern all along, because he has been repeating these same edits all evening, and received narry a warning until I reverted him. Should I now report him on AIV, or ask one of the other editors who has reverted him to do it? I know that this is a very long message for a seemingly simple question, but I feel it is important to give all the details. Thanks for your time. ---Charles 04:15, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

IP blocked for 24h for their violation of the 3RR. I also left some notes explaining to the them how stuff works in Wikipedia. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up® 04:52, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

An informal mediation process[edit]

Hi Theoldanarchist. Please have a look at User:FayssalF/JK. Your participation would be highly appreciated. Cheers. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up® 14:00, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for doing this. I am more than happy to participate. The soonest, though, that I will be able to add a statement, or participate in discussion, will be this evening. Thank you again for all your efforts. Cheers! ---Charles 14:02, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
Thanks Charles. Noted. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up® 14:09, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Jesse D. Jennings[edit]

If there's no existing page at the correct title (as there wasn't here), just move the incorrect page to the correct title. The incorrect title will become a redirect, which you can leave if it's a plausible typo, or mark for deletion (speedy category r3) if it's not. I deleted the redirect here. Thanks, NawlinWiki 03:25, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

Disambig pages[edit]

It really depends on if there is a primary usage of the term, and if there will be a risk of confusion with similarly-named articles. If Charles W. Fairbanks is the primary use, then Charles Fairbanks should probably just redirect to his article, since that's what most people who type that name in would be looking for. If neither is the primary use of the term, then Charles Fairbanks should be a disambig page. It looks to me like the vice president is more prominent (at least there are many more incoming links), so I just linked to the archaeologist at the top of the page. If there were more than two notable Charles Fairbankses, then a disambig page should be created (probably at Charles Fairbanks (disambiguation)).--Cúchullain t/c 04:24, 8 May 2007 (UTC)


No clue[edit]

You know I saw that a little earlier and I was wondering the same thing. I have no clue! Wildthing61476 15:40, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

I noticed also. The links still worked, so I didn't worry about it. They seem to be fixed now. NawlinWiki 15:50, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

There's a discussion about it on WP:VPT. Pinball22 15:54, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Bootblack[edit]

I recently removed a speedy delete tag that you had placed on Bootblack. I do not think that Bootblack fits any of the speedy deletion criteria because Previous speedy deletes are no reason for current ones, and this is not is simple dictdef to be deleted for redundancy with wiktionary. editing to a stub, and/or afd, seems the way to go on this one, IMO. I request that you not re-tag Bootblack for speedy deletion without discussing the matter on the appropriate talk page. DES (talk) 17:32, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

Jennifer Connelly Polyglot issue[edit]

I just saw your old post on the Talk:Jennifer Connelly page regarding her inclusion in the "American Polyglots" category. I've found some sources mentioning her ability with several languages, but I'm not sure that they'll hold up as reputable citations. You seem like an experienced, knowledgeable editor and I thought that perhaps you could help decide whether or not to mention this characteristic of hers. Cheers. Davemcarlson 00:11, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

Fun and games[edit]

If I could be bothered I'd ask for a checkuser to find out who's sockpuppet that is, but there's too many candidates so they probably won't go for it anyway. One Night In Hackney303 14:24, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

Well you know what generals are like, too cowardly to do any real fighting so just sit in a tent drinking sherry. He's probably just jealous.... One Night In Hackney303 14:28, 12 May 2007 (UTC)
Can you take a look at Real IRA for me? I've done plenty of improvement on it lately, it used to look like this. I've just nominated it for a GA review, but thought it best to get a second opinion before they look at it, in case there's anything glaringly obviously wrong. Thanks. One Night In Hackney303 14:33, 12 May 2007 (UTC)
Excellent, I'm sure someone might complain about the lack of photos, but it's rather tricky to find free ones as you can imagine, and I never did get my head round the fair use malarky. Thanks. One Night In Hackney303 15:37, 12 May 2007 (UTC)
Copyrighted photos of living people aren't generally fair use, they eventually get tagged as replaceable then get deleted. Can I get some input here please? Discussion seems to have ground to a halt, and the category has just been unilaterally recreated (and soon deleted again hopefully) by the last editor I invited to the discussion. Thanks. One Night In Hackney303 12:36, 13 May 2007 (UTC)
It was originally created by Gaimhreadhan after Vintagekits correctly removed a "people killed by" category from articles about places and the like. The category was nominated for deletion and kept in a ridiculous manner, as (in my opinion anyway) nobody wanting to keep it could address the problems with the category. However I was told I could de-populate the category while the deletion discussion was ongoing, and it was deleted for being empty. Then it was re-created, and they started to populate it again, ignoring the fact that there was no consensus for it to be used on any particular article, just a dubious consensus for it to exist. Then to prevent edit wars the category itself was deleted just leaving the talk page, and you've seen the rest. Without wishing to blow my own trumpet, the obvious answer to the lack of discussion is that the editors in favour of using the category (or something similar) couldn't actually rebut any of my arguments why it shouldn't be used. You also need to see this (althouh there's ample confusion about that still) to understand the CfD debate more, and this is today's debacle, complete with very dubious edits to the article itself. One Night In Hackney303 14:59, 13 May 2007 (UTC)
For some reason the same editors never give the UDA/UVF/LVF/etc articles the same level of scrutiny. At 13:10 he's apologetic for ignoring the category talk page, then straight after he's making the exact same dubious edits, my patience is wearing quite thin. One Night In Hackney303 16:17, 13 May 2007 (UTC)
To be fair, there's people pushing extreme POVs on both sides, like this change to Proxy bomb. Best thing to do is just keep an eye on any ongoing discussions, as you've seen the course they tend to take. I'll pass on the pint for now thanks, still recovering from last night :( One Night In Hackney303 17:17, 13 May 2007 (UTC)
How many articles are we talking about? Examples? Also if people can get away with this (required reading) I don't think you'll have much to worry about. One Night In Hackney303 17:33, 13 May 2007 (UTC)
Nothing to worry about there really. One thing I'd possibly recommend is that instead of just tagging the article and using the prod warning template, that you just explain what it would take for the articles to meet notability guidelines. Don't link to the guidelines, a couple of sentences would be all that's needed. You can ignore the Arbuthnot part of the page and start from this part, makes it nice and easy to see what goes on. One Night In Hackney303 17:49, 13 May 2007 (UTC)
It's a pity there aren't any IRA members called Arbuthnot really! One Night In Hackney303 18:25, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Re: Forestkelley's edits[edit]

Well, I don't 100% agree with your assessment, the page he is creating in loop is a blatant advertisement for a company. I might be wrong (I often am ;), but most newcomers that make a mistake like a copyright one try to contact the person that left them a message, write something on their talk page or write "DONT DELET PLIX" in big friendly letters at the top of the article. He just bluntly copy pasted the same presentation page from a company 3 times in a row, without wondering why his page was deleted. I am someone that assumes a lot of good faith (I had some big disappointments), but to be honest his behavior looked much more like the average spammer than a newcomer. I'd love being wrong :) -- lucasbfr talk 22:57, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

Oh I missed the article. He might be acting very boldly in good faith, but he is ignoring all the copyright notices that were left on his page :(. Sadly, that article too is copy pasted from the radio's website. I'm going to see if there is a way to save the article (first, by asserting notability ^^). -- lucasbfr talk 23:05, 12 May 2007 (UTC)
I speedy tagged it, all the content was copy pasted and I really don't feel like rewording an article that might be A7ed in a blink. I left him a note about copyright. -- lucasbfr talk 23:33, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

Loseratlove's message[edit]

Theoldanarchist, I've received a note of speedy deletion from you, and I'd like to apologize to you and my peers on Wikipedia. I'm relativly new to the system. If you or someone else were to set a page up so newbies like me could get info and get started, that would be great.Loseratlove 04:02, 13 May 2007 (UTC)


National Party of Northern Ireland[edit]

Not perfect yet, but at least it doesn't say "Northern Ireland" five times in the same sentence any more! One Night In Hackney303 22:23, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Fixed[edit]

There you go. Also those rabid inclusionist wrestling fans are really starting to annoy me, I think more drastic action may be needed. One Night In Hackney303 15:23, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

Well according to the more vocal of them (and empty vessels make the most noise after all!) anyone that has appeared on TV for a major promotion (no matter for how short a time) is notable, so obviously by that logic any actor who has ever appeared on a major TV show is notable. There's no proper souce material, so what we basically end up with is 1000s of poor four sentence stubs that are a disgrace to Wikipedia. But try and delete any of them, and the ensuing discussion is ten times longer than the actual article. Plus they all turn up en masse (sound familiar?) and ignore guidelines and policies, I wish they would understand this is an enyclopedia not a wrestling fan site... One Night In Hackney303 15:35, 15 May 2007 (UTC)
I've coped with the Monarchists and the Unionists, I think I can handle this lot, it's just frustrating dealing with people who are so blind to what the purpose of this project is. One Night In Hackney303 15:45, 15 May 2007 (UTC)
Indeed. If I ever get a minute's peace and quiet I might finish writing the Brian Nelson article that's badly needed, although he does get a couple of paragraphs in the Force Research Unit article. For some reason none of the Unionist/Monarchist editors never bothered to write a full article about a loyalist killer who was employed by the British security forces, I wonder why? ;) One Night In Hackney303 16:06, 15 May 2007 (UTC)
Indeed. Just the same way they created articles on every bomb that killed civilians they could find, yet somehow this bad day for the RUC didn't get created. One Night In Hackney303 16:15, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Yellow cab[edit]

Hey --- I moved the article as suggested. If you move an article during an AfD discussion, the only thing you really need to do is update the first line of the discussion page to point to the new location (like this). Cheers, cab 03:39, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

Bobby Sands[edit]

Come into my parlour, said the spider to the fly.... One Night In Hackney303 15:48, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

No it wasn't meant for you, but I believe in indenting properly. I thought the two most prominent examples of Protestant Irish republicans would throw a spanner in his works, although despite his IRA involvement I'm not entirely convinced of Johnston's politics, as he was more Marxist leaning. I've got his book on order actually, hopefully it should arrive soon so I can create the article on him. There's various tidbits available about him elsewhere (Moloney covers him in passing, as do a couple of other people), but with his book it'll be possible to flesh it out a lot more. One Night In Hackney303 16:05, 18 May 2007 (UTC)
Oh if you check my recent contribs you'll see a debate that seems to be off to a good start, but I'm sure it will get much worse yet..... One Night In Hackney303 16:19, 18 May 2007 (UTC)
Surely an Irish republican would be capable of spelling Cathal correctly?! And he really needs to work on sidestepping questions more. One Night In Hackney303 07:16, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

Matthew Ryan Sims Speedy Deletion[edit]

I think you should think twice about deleting this wikipedia entry. Matthew serves in the United States Military and because of him and the thousand others that fight in our nations military deserve to be put in wikipedia. I dont think you would know anything about sacrafice you just sit there behind the computer and delete and edit pages at will. I know wiki is not myspace but i think people need to know a little about the people that serve in the united states military. I think the article was written without lies and without promoting anything other than what matthew is all about. If you would like i can put down his contributions to the war effort in iraq. I will hope that you think twice about this and let the article stand. Please dont shut out the people that put their lives at risk everyday. Thanks —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nolaryno (talkcontribs)

Yeah, good luck replying to that one..... One Night In Hackney303 18:40, 18 May 2007 (UTC)
You were far more diplomatic than I could have been. There's some places round here where you risk your life just stepping outside your front door, shall I create articles on all the locals? One Night In Hackney303 07:15, 19 May 2007 (UTC)
Three guys from my neighborhood, friends from when I was a kid, all died violently, shall I write articles about them? Depends whether there's anything incrimininating in there ;) One Night In Hackney303 14:56, 19 May 2007 (UTC)
Heh, was just kidding. I used to be quite busy, but I'm getting too old for all that now :( One Night In Hackney303 16:37, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

G.E. Stinson[edit]

I thought you might be interested to know that the original, crappy version was actually a copyvio from his official site! To be fair, it's a little more "artistic" on the website and not as out of place as it was on here. I've reworked it as best I can and hopefully someone with more knowledge of the guy can build on it. Take care. --Bongwarrior 06:52, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

Re: recent edits to Meat Puppets[edit]

Hello,

My navite language isn't english like yours, so i don't know how much help i can be with the spelling and grammar of the text. I will however check the factuality of the information this weekend.

Cheers -ray-

Ok, I will keep my eye on it as well. Together, we should be able to whip into shape. ---Cathal 16:42, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

The Vandal and the IPvandal[edit]

I also noticed a similar edit pattern between that IP and the named vandal account, but I was too busy with various other on- and off-Wiki insanities to pursue it. Have you requested a checkuser yet? --Dynaflow babble 05:43, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

I have not requested a checkuser yet, no. You actually caught me just as I was logging off. I will do so in the morning, though, yes. Thanks again for your vigilance. Cheers! ---Cathal 05:46, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
Actually, looking into it further, it looks more like the banned user is using the IP address as a block-evading sock puppet. Take a look at WP:SSP before requesting an IP check. This may not require using the checkusers. --Dynaflow babble 06:25, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Checking in[edit]

The bot has been fine. If you can, I would like to make a second archive page. --Shamir1 04:08, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

IP range vandalism[edit]

Where do I go to make a report or ask for assistance with vandalism that is coming from an IP range that seems obviously shared? I suspect a group of grade school students, tag-team vandalizing the pages of authors Mrs. Brown is insisting they read---or something of the sort. All the vandalism was limited to a certain time frame earlier this afternoon/evening, and they hit the same group of authors. This simply cannot be coincidental. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Cheers! ---Cathal 23:14, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Hi Cathal, I think that WP:AIV looks like the place to go. Sorry, I haven't had to report any myself, so I'm not sure ... but if I got that wrong, I'm sure that the folks who monitor that page can point you in the right direction. Well done spotting the problem! --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 23:38, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Re: A question regarding sockpuppets[edit]

I don't think there's much point in reporting him to WP:SSP, if that's what you're asking. If you're concerned about keeping track of all of the sockpuppets of Peter1PopoffNill, you can change the template on User:OhBoyPopIsOffPeter to {{subst:socksuspect|1=Peter1PopoffNill}}, which will place OhBoyPopIsOffPeter in Category:Suspected Wikipedia sockpuppets of Peter1PopoffNill. But I don't think it's very important to do so. --Akhilleus (talk) 00:20, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Having fun?[edit]

I don't have the time or energy to work out what's going on here, I'm so glad I try and stay in a deserted part of Wiki working merrily away. Real IRA made GA class anyway, after a few cosmetic changes. One Night In Hackney303 22:19, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

I would add my own unique commentary on the editor in question, but I'm wary of it being interpreted as a personal attack. One Night In Hackney303 22:35, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
Lad?! I'm only a couple of years younger than you :/ Cheers though, nice to have the first GA for the project. Still got some more work I need to do to it, the objectives could do with expanding and the Banbridge bombing from 1 August '98 needs adding as well really. Then there's the '99 arms seizure, plus a whole section on weaponry wouldn't go amiss either. Next stop FA! One Night In Hackney303 11:26, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
Take a look at {{Irish Republicanism tasks}} and see if there's anything you can help with, or just anything from Category:WikiProject Irish Republicanism articles is probably in need of attention as well. A lot of what needs doing is dependent on sources which you might not have as a lot are books, but there's plenty or articles need a good looking over for spelling, grammar and the like. I tend to spend my time on the more difficult work like sourcing and expanding, so I tend to overlook the small but simple tasks. Thanks. One Night In Hackney303 13:59, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
Great, the more the merrier. I bought plenty of books the other day anyway including ones on the Easter Rising and Collins, so once I start reading those I'll have plenty more articles I can improve easier. The Easter Rising is definitely one that should be a good article at least in my opinion, just needs plenty of work doing on it first. One Night In Hackney303 15:13, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
I'm feeling creative today. I decided to create something similar to {{1981 Hunger Strike}} for the Easter Rising. Do you think it's enough on it's own for adding to the pages of the men who were excuted, and to replace this section? Obviously more can be added to it at a later date if required anyway. One Night In Hackney303 15:27, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
If you want something reasonably simple to do that I really should get round to doing myself, there's a detailed reasoning of why Bobby Sands failed GA on the talk page, and it looks reasonably simple to fix. I think there's room for more improvement apart from that as well also, so if you do fix it don't nominate it for GA just yet. Thanks. One Night In Hackney303 00:32, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

Reverting suspected linkspam[edit]

Hi there: I noted that you'd reverted what you suggested was linkspam by 66.208.21.146 in the Ellery Queen article. I have been working on that article and noted the addition into "Further Reading" and actually thought it was pretty good -- the author is a published mystery writer, the article is in one of the very few journals that directly touches on the field of detective fiction and the topic of the article was on-target. I thought you might have suspected that the editor was in some way connected with the journal, so I went and looked up another couple of this editor's recent edits, and gee, I have to say they were really good suggestions and they were for different books and journals. It's tough to find good citations in the field of detective fiction and this person has come up with some very good ones, and has been contributing to a lot of mystery writers where "further reading" is tough to find. Any chance you could reconsider this as not being linkspam and un-revert it? I'd like to see if we can enlist this person into the crime task force. Accounting4Taste 22:46, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

Oh, you know, I didn't see one that linked to Clues as being for sale, so I may have jumped to a conclusion. Clues is certainly a reputable journal. I looked up the Agatha Christie link and it was for a well-known mystery writer who wrote his master's thesis on Christie and had it published, far more scholarly than most Christie references, and that reference hadn't been there AFAIK, so that made me think that the editor was trying to be helpful. I see that this editor has just joined today. If you don't mind, then, I'd like to assume that this editor is working in good faith and revert these edits, and I'll certainly keep an eye open for the potential of linkspam. Thank you very much for your response and for working with me on this. If you have any further concerns, I'm at your service. Accounting4Taste 23:04, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
I appreciate the kind words. I haven't been here all that long myself, but I'll try to shepherd this new editor into better Wikipedia ways. Thanks for your help and your courtesy. Accounting4Taste 23:23, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
I am a mystery writer and the managing editor of CLUES, which is the only US scholarly journal on mystery and detective fiction. I certainly wasn't spamming Wikipedia when I added article titles in Wikipedia entries on often hard-to-find mystery subjects. I suppose I should add items under "Further reading" rather than "References" to avoid confusion. Further info on the journal may be found at http://www.heldref.org/clues.php
Re the Christie addition: Dr. Marty Knepper, BTW, is a woman. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Emfoxwell (talkcontribs)

U2 spammer[edit]

I have warned him. He has been gone for over 10 minutes now so maybe he has given up. Academic Challenger 23:21, 24 May 2007 (UTC)