User talk:Tnxman307/Archive 27

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Sock request

Could you check out User:Bella the Ball, definitely not new, Killiondude stopped by on IRC wondering if someone could look into, but no other CU is around and I know your on around this time. :) -- DQ (t) (e) 16:45, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Hmm. They do appear to be another user, but are not evading a block or anything like that. I'm not sure what they're playing at, but perhaps a note on their talk page reminding them of WP:SOCK, alternate accounts, etc. would be a good idea. TNXMan 16:51, 26 August 2011 (UTC)
So there is no vote stacking right now? -- DQ (t) (e) 18:08, 26 August 2011 (UTC)
It doesn't appear so. TNXMan 19:00, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

User talk:Madmax2011 ‎

As you blocked Madmax2011. The 'new' user User:Lanning1983 looks like yet another sockpuppet. Edits are exclusively non-league football, tenditious and no edit summaries leads me to think this is User:Sarumio yet againBevo74 (talk) 17:34, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Blocked and tagged. Thanks for catching this. TNXMan 17:48, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Actication of the <josephjordania> user

Dear Tnxman307,

I am writing this message on behalf of the user "josephjordania" who could not contact you himself as he was banned from editing Wikipedia articles and could not write the message himself.So here is the letter to you from Joseph Jordania:

Dear Tnxman307, This is Joseph Jordania from the Melbourne Univesrity, PhD in musicology. My Wikipedia username is "josephjordania". Couple of days ago I found out that my username was banned from editing Wikipedia articles, and I am writing this message to find out what was the reason for this action.

I am a dedicated Wikipedian, and consider Wikipedia to be the best possible encyclopedia that humans can create. I did plenty of additions and expansions of the Wikipedia articles, particularly in the sphere of my expertise (Traditional music of Georgia, polyphony, evolutionary musicology). I also received "thanks" from Wikipedia for my contributions, particularly for the article "Contact calls". I want to tell you that I have never done anything disrespectful to the content of Wikipedia, and always tried to develop the content of Wikipedia articles in my best abilities.

I suspect that the reason for banning me from editing Wikipedia was that I inadvertently damaged the photo link that was accompanying the article "Music of Georgia". This happened when I was expanding the article content couple of weeks ago. I want to tell you, that I had no intention to damage (or delete) this photo (or the link to it), and I did not actually touch the information and links in this page, and I have no knowledge why did this photo disappear from the Wikipedia article. I tried to recover this photo, but I do not have knowledge to do this. If this was the reason for the action against me, I want to say sorry for this, and want to assure you this was not a case o "vandalism", but was a case of not knowing how to restore the damaged link to the photo.

I would be happy if you explain me if there are any other reasons for banning me from editing Wikipedia. I would like also to ask you to enable me to continue editing Wikipedia articles to my best abilities. With the most sincere wishes, Joseph Jordania, Melbourne, Australia — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ketih King (talkcontribs) 23:18, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia generally does not permit people to operate more than one account at a time, which is what you seem to be doing. You are using the same IP address and computer as Ketih King. Please limit yourself to one account. TNXMan 00:04, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Fashionqueen23

I think User:Markwhitley may be another one (though it might be worth keeping just to see what new way he finds to spell "Vandalism". Vandaslium is my current favorite). --Muhandes (talk) 16:49, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

Indeed. Thanks for catching that, I've updated the SPI. TNXMan 16:54, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

Reds under beds

Is there any chance that Donkey 45 (talk · contribs) is related to A young communist (talk · contribs), who you blocked for abusing multiple accounts? Acroterion (talk) 16:57, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

Good catch. I've blocked those accounts, one other one, and some IPs. Cheers! TNXMan 17:32, 29 August 2011 (UTC)


Hello, Tnxman307. Please check your email; you've got mail!
It may take a few minutes from the time the email is sent for it to show up in your inbox. You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{You've got mail}} or {{ygm}} template.

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:43, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

Back to you

Could you look at User talk:A young communist where an innocent lamb is being persecuted and misunderstood? :) Peridon (talk) 22:53, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

Just a heads up

Hi. :) I just blocked what on behavioral evidence seems to be a sock of User:Christian2941 - same pattern of focusing on Philippine tv stations, same pattern of mixing blatant misinformation with what could be accurate information.

I don't know if a sock drawer check is necessary, as that doesn't seem exactly this guy's style, but I see a range block was needed last time to contain the situation. If it is the same person, I wanted to let you know just in case activity spins up again. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 12:51, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

I took a quick peek and don't see anything else at the moment. Thanks for keeping an eye out! TNXMan 13:18, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Mind making an IP block?

Somebody is very busy testing out the "Create a new account" feature of Wikipedia. :P

Thanks! Reaper Eternal (talk) 13:35, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

A returning nuisance- these accounts appear to have been globally locked. Please let me know if more appear. Cheers! TNXMan 13:38, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

Deletion of Page HGC Technologies.

Hi Tnxman307, This is reference to earlier page "HGC Technologies" deletion. This is the company I am writing about. There is nothing to wrong about that.Can you please tell me the reason about this page delete, and please provide me the option to create this page again. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gokulchandola (talkcontribs) 11:08, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Three things: conflict of interest, non-notable, and Wikipedia is not a business directory. It appears that you were blocked once because you were clearly related to an article you were creating - you were allowed to create a new username with the understanding that you would not do so again (talk→ BWilkins ←track) 12:07, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

Heads-up - suspect sock

Due to the identical edits to the Rotherham article I suspect that new editor:- Rothersheff1 is the same person as:- Rufcgbuk, whom you have blocked indefinitely as a Sock of Vandalism-only account Redneck Wikipedian. Richard Harvey (talk) 07:37, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

Blocked and tagged. Thanks! TNXMan 13:29, 6 September 2011 (UTC)


Can you stop by IRC, or gtalk me (info on my Userpage) when you have a minute? I have a query that I would like to run by you. -- DQ (t) (e) 19:27, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

Use of Template:astray

Hi Tnxman307. Recently I've actually went so far as to attempt to delete {{astray}} because it is constantly being used where {{RD1}}, {{RD2}} or {{RD3}} belong. A plain reading of its language shows it is intended to address a post bearing the hallmarks of a person who thinks they are at the website of the organization they are asking about, or that we are affiliated with the subject they are asking about. I first note the issue at Wikipedia talk:Help desk and when that did not work, at the deletion discussion, but it appears it will be kept. I write because Wikipedia:Help desk#Withchurch is the type of question where astray does not fit.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 20:24, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I will certainly keep a closer eye on my usage of the template in the future. Cheers! TNXMan 20:57, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

ZionistSufi and REmmet1984

Did you do the checkuser because behaviorally speaking they don't look like alike.Thank you--Shrike (talk) 05:00, 7 September 2011 (UTC)Never mind I got my answer.

Another sockpuppet of Rufcgbuk

Spotted him using this IP:- today to revert his deleted edit, on the Rotherham article by his other sockpuppet Rothersheff1. Perhaps a rangeblock is in order, or semi protection on the article, he's becoming annoying? Richard Harvey (talk) 17:52, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

User talk:Firefox444

^ Please take a look there and let me know your thoughts. –xenotalk 01:27, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

Replied there. TNXMan 02:29, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

Psych Class

Hi im taylor richerson. im in yr psych class. im sending this message to get a grade for doing so in this wiki project. i might have sent u another message before this but i dont know for sure if i did it right so here is another one. Bye! --Talltay21 18:21, 8 September 2011 (UTC)talltay21 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Talltay21 (talkcontribs)

I think you meant to leave this message for someone else. If you need help editing, just let me know. Cheers! TNXMan 18:26, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

An assumption

An assumption to make on my part, but I presume CheckUser shows that Ezekiel53746 evaded his block with an IP address that caused you to decline the unblock request? Strange Passerby (talkcont) 22:33, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

Exactly. He logged out and started vandalizing, calling people c***s, among other such pleasantries. TNXMan 22:46, 8 September 2011 (UTC)
I appreciate the clarification. Thanks for the check - it seems my original instincts (I had asked Courcelles to run a check yesterday, but later retracted the request) were right after all. I'll see where we can go from here. Strange Passerby (talkcont) 03:55, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

Okay, Tnxman, I've talked it over with Ezekiel and he admits to having vandalised. As the blocking admin was unwilling to unblock him, with his agreement I've gone to ANI to get some consensus. You're more than welcome to leave comments, since you also declined an unblock. Thanks, Strange Passerby (talkcont) 03:19, 10 September 2011 (UTC)


User:Lewisthenumberonefan1991, a sockpuppet of Dereks1x, has appeared. Thanks. Jrcla2 (talk) 01:20, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

Blocked and tagged. TNXMan 13:51, 12 September 2011 (UTC)


I had hardblocked Poopsandwich123 (talk · contribs) since he was making edits like this, when I noticed you had just softblocked him. If you think a softblock is more appropriate, I will restore it, but I feel that leaving him blocked and tossing a {{vaublock}} on his talk page would be better, since he doesn't appear to be here for any constructive purposes. Cheers! Reaper Eternal (talk) 16:48, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

Either or. If you'd like to replace my block message, that's no problem. Cheers! TNXMan 16:53, 12 September 2011 (UTC)


I have reviewed those pages carefully, and I understand that adminship is not a game, and should be treated seriously. Can you please nominate me for adminship? King of smart alecks 02:08, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

I'm sorry, but I really think you need more experience before standing for adminship. You have only been consistently active for the past few months. I would suggest editing steadily for a few months before going through with an RFA. You could help out at WP:AFC or patrol for vandalism by watching Special:RecentChanges. I hope this helps and if you have questions as you go, please let me know. TNXMan 02:42, 3 September 2011 (UTC)
No offense intended, but you must be reading the related pages wrong. — Kudu ~I/O~ 20:58, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

Checkuser on IP

Can you run a checkuser on (talk+ · tag · contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RBLs · block user · block log · cross-wiki contribs · checkuser (log)) to see if it's running extensive vandalism please? I have reason to believe it may be the same as DB9 (talk+ · tag · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log · CA · checkuser (log)), both of whom were recently blocked for vandalism (the latter possibly being a compromised account). Also if you could check if DB9 is related to vandalism from any other IPs that would warrant a checkuser block. Magog the Ogre (talk) 20:53, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

DB9 has not edited, logged out or otherwise, since they were blocked. As for the IP you mention, there are no registered editors using it. I hope this helps. TNXMan 13:46, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

Thank you. Magog the Ogre (talk) 19:58, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

User:Bruno corinthiano

Hi there TNX, VASCO here,

about this checkuser on the vandal (see here, i see that no block, no NOTHING. OK, in the meantime, he continues vandalizing (has been warned over removing captions in Henry Lansbury in his talkpage, has removed correct club in the box of João Pereira (Portuguese footballer)).

Attentively - --Vasco Amaral (talk) 18:26, 13 September 2011 (UTC)


Hi there, I wonder if you would be interested in helping me with my research on Wikipedia. I am writing a dissertation on Wikipedia as part of my undergraduate course at the University of Cambridge. What I am asking is for you to complete a questionnaire with a number of general, subjective questions about your experiences working on Wikipedia, for example concerning Wikipedia's culture, your motivation in participating and so on. It should take 10-20 minutes. Participants will be anonymous if requested. More information is available if you are interested. Thanks! I really appreciate any time you can give! Thedarkfourth (talk) 07:22, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

Sarumio again

User:Sarumio appears to have another sockpuppet User:HurricaneAran, judging by his removal of 'F.C.' from infoboxes, lack of edit summaries and only edits non-league football. Thanks. Bevo74 (talk) 11:29, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

Blocked and tagged. Cheers! TNXMan 14:32, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

Thanks Bevo74 (talk) 14:12, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

Kforce Edit

All information that was added to this page came from a third party website and was written objectively. Please explain how it was seen as soapboxing, promotional, or advertising? Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by TBchiquitita (talkcontribs) 17:16, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) I don't even think the article subject is notable enough for inclusion on an encyclopedia to begin with ... let alone starting to list "services provided". This is not a business directory, it's an encylopedia (talk→ BWilkins ←track) 17:32, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

Please refer to the Robert Half International page, where they list their "Divisions". This is the same type of information I added to the Kforce page, please explain why theirs is allowed. Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by TBchiquitita (talkcontribs) 13:29, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

I've removed the section from that article for the same reason- it is promotional and not reliably sourced. TNXMan 13:35, 15 September 2011 (UTC)
(yes, WP:OTHERCRAPEXISTS is never a good argument ... but it has a side benefit of removing crap from other articles) (talk→ BWilkins ←track) 13:53, 15 September 2011 (UTC)


Any chance of a permanent block on User:Lewisthesportsfan1991 (talk) without needing to open an SPI, per WP:DUCK? Clearly a sockpuppet of User:Lewisistheone1991, who was confirmed as a sock of User:Dereks1x anyway. Additionally, the IP is clearly him, too, so any chance of a really long block for that IP? Thanks! Jrcla2 (talk) 01:22, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

Blocked and tagged. Thanks for keeping an eye out. TNXMan 13:27, 6 September 2011 (UTC)
An IP sock of User:Dereks1x has popped up → Jrcla2 (talk) 23:32, 8 September 2011 (UTC)
Another one for you: User:Lewisplaysports1991 (contribs). Thanks again. Jrcla2 (talk) 03:37, 19 September 2011 (UTC)
Blocked. TNXMan 16:00, 19 September 2011 (UTC)


I was wondering if you could reply to a comment made on this page... (talk) 16:47, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

Telugu Language

The user kwami is Making disruptive edits in Telugu Language article to push his personal agenda. Please warn him. Nagarjuna198 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 05:00, 21 September 2011 (UTC).


Is there any way to block the IP range that all of these accounts keep springing up from? Here's the sockpuppet du jour: User:Lewismakeslove1991 (contribs). He will literally not quit...ever. We could block 85,000 of his socks and he'll just keep creating more. Isn't there any way that administrators can defend against such abhorrent disregard for this website's policies? Jrcla2 (talk) 03:18, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

I'm sorry, but a rangeblock is just not possible at this time. TNXMan 13:30, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

Research into the user pages of Wikipedians: Invitation to participate


My name is John-Paul and I am a student with the University of Alberta specializing in Communications and Technology.

I would like to include your Wikipedia user page in a study I am doing about how people present themselves online. I am interested in whether people see themselves in different ways, online and offline. One of the things I am looking at is how contributors to Wikipedia present themselves to each other through their user pages. Would you consider letting me include your user page in my study?

With your consent, I will read and analyze your user page, and ask you five short questions about it that will take about ten to fifteen minutes to answer. I am looking at about twenty user pages belonging to twenty different people. I will be looking at all user pages together, looking for common threads in the way people introduce themselves to other Wikipedians.

I hope that my research will help answer questions about how people collaborate, work together, and share knowledge. If you are open to participating in this study, please reply to this message, on your User Talk page or on mine. I will provide you with a complete description of my research, which you can use to decide if you want to participate.


John-Paul Mcvea
University of Alberta

Johnpaulmcvea (talk) 20:34, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

Sure, go for it. I'd be interested in seeing your results. TNXMan 20:37, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

"my <account name"

Four more for your pleasure...

--Hammersoft (talk) 20:37, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

Blocked, thanks for catching it. How odd- I'm not sure what they're trying to do with those. TNXMan 20:39, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

Truthforlife SPI

Just wondering if the checked were confirmed in relation to each other, because one was duck blocked. -- DQ (t) (e) 21:23, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

Replied there. TNXMan 11:27, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

Your block of Auntof6Bot

First, I have no problem with your block of this account because I only use it on Simple English Wiki. I'm just wondering why the block was needed since I never created the account anywhere but Simple. Cheers! --Auntof6 (talk) 02:06, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, I was cleaning out a list of username violations (see here). I can certainly unblock the account here, just let me know. For future reference, it helps to place a template like {{User alternative account banner}} on the page so people know what's going on. Cheers! TNXMan 11:30, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

Assistance requested

Hello, Tnxman307. Please check your email; you've got mail!
It may take a few minutes from the time the email is sent for it to show up in your inbox. You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{You've got mail}} or {{ygm}} template. -- DQ (t) (e) 06:18, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

Sandbox for warnings

I really doubt that the technical evidence does not support the fact that this user is a sock. Can you please explain to him/her?Jasper Deng (talk) 02:48, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

Thank-you for agreeing to participate in my study

Thank-you for agreeing to participate in my study, entitled “Online Self-presentation among Wikipedians.” I appreciate it.

As I indicated in my last message, here are five short questions about your user page that I would like you to answer. These will help me to understand your motivations for creating a user page such as yours. Please be as brief or as thorough as you like.


1. Are you a member of social networks such Facebook or MySpace?

2. In addition to maintaining a user page in Wikipedia, have you also written or edited articles? If so, about how many times?

3. What are the key messages about yourself that you hope to convey with your user page?

4. Have your Wikipedia contributions ever received feedback, such as being edited by others or commented on? Have you received a message from another Wikipedia user? If so, do you think your user page positively or negatively affected what other people said and how they said it?

5. Do you see your “online self” as being different from your “offline self?” Can you elaborate?

Please indicate your answers to these questions on your talk page, or on mine. Please respond by October 1st so that I have time to properly read your responses. If you like, you can email your answers to me instead (

Thank you again : )

Johnpaulmcvea (talk) 20:00, 26 September 2011 (UTC)



• I am asking you to participate in a research project that is part of my MA degree.

• I am asking you because you have created a user page in Wikipedia that other people can use to learn about you.


• My research is about how people present themselves online.

• I will look at how people present themselves when presenting themselves to the Wikipedia community.

Study Procedures

• With your consent, I will analyze the language of your user page and gather basic statistics such as the count of words, the frequency of words, the number of sections, and so on.

• I will also read the text of your user page, looking for elements in common with ads posted by other people. I will note whether you include a picture, or links to other content on the internet.

• I ask you to answer my five questions, above. This will take about ten to fifteen minutes to complete. I will ask you to answer the questions within a week, and send your answers to me.

• Throughout my research, I will adhere to the University of Alberta Standards for the Protection of Human Research Participants, which you can view at


• There is no direct benefit to you for participating in this research. You may, however, find it interesting to read my perspective on how you present yourself online.

• I hope that the information I get from doing this study will help understand how technology affects the way people come together into a society.

• There is no reward or compensation for participating in this research.


• There is no direct risk for participating in this research.

Voluntary Participation

• You are under no obligation to participate in this study. Participation is completely voluntary.

• You can opt out of this study at any time before October 10, 2011, with no penalty. You can ask to have me withdraw any data that I have collected about you. Even if you agree to be in the study, you can change your mind and withdraw.

• If you decline to continue or you wish to withdraw from the study, your information will be removed from the study at your request.


• This research will be used to support a project that is part of my MA degree.

• A summary of my research will be available on the University of Alberta website.

• Your personally identifiable information will be deleted and digitally shredded as soon as I have finished gathering data about you.

• Data will be kept confidential. Only I will have access to the computer file containing the data. It will be password protected. It will not be sent by email or stored online.

• I will always handle my data in compliance with University of Alberta standards.

• If you would like to receive a copy of my final report, please ask.

Further Information

• If you have any further questions regarding this study, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Stanley Varnhagen, my research advisor for this project. If you have concerns about this study, you may contact the University of Alberta Research Ethics Committee at 780-492-2615. This office has no affiliation with the study investigators.


By answering these questions, you indicate your agreement with the following statements:

• That you understand that you have been asked to be in a research study.

• That you have read and received a copy of the Information Sheet, attached below (“Additional Information”).

• That you understand the benefits and risks involved in taking part in this research study.

• That you have had an opportunity to ask questions and discuss this study.

• That you understand that you are free to refuse to participate, or to withdraw from the study at any time, without consequence, and that your information will be withdrawn at your request.

• That the issue of confidentiality been explained to you and that you understand who will have access to your information (see “Additional Information”).

• That you agree to participate.

Thank-you again!

User:Brunodam sock?

User:Vecchiocanelupo has just shown up on the AfD page for 1918–1920 incidents at Spalato claiming to be the "original translator" of the article. Wouldn't that make him the sockpuppeteer Brunodam? See here as well. ~~ Lothar von Richthofen (talk) 20:26, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

Blocked and tagged. Thanks for catching that. TNXMan 20:29, 27 September 2011 (UTC)


Hey, I unblocked NYyankees51 (talk · contribs) on an extension of AGF on the conditions that he stick to that account (and only that account) and that he consent to regular CUs to make sure he's not taking the piss. Could you find the time to do a check at random intervals? Thanks, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts?

I'll do my best - my memory isn't the greatest in the world. I'll remove the timestamp from your sig so this doesn't archive. Now, what were we talking about? Waffles? TNXMan
I appreciate it! HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts?

Signing for archiving. TNXMan 19:41, 29 September 2011 (UTC)


Hello TNXMAX307, I really wish you would stop "correcting" Dave Colclough wiki page. His man has fled the country owing tens of thousands of pounds. He no longer lives in Birmingham Signing for archiving. TNXMan 19:41, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Urbanuntil 1

Hi Tnxman. It appears he's going to go to the cross-wiki abuse way. It also appears that the latest sock you checked was created in Spanish Wikipedia prior to coming here. I softblocked 2 of the ranges they were editing, this is probably why. Would it be possible to hardblock the ranges or a possible extension? I can email the info to you. Elockid (Alternate) (Talk) 16:53, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

I can look into it, but it may not be for a little while. Cheers! TNXMan 18:29, 29 September 2011 (UTC)
I've blocked a range. We'll see how that goes. TNXMan 19:25, 29 September 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. Elockid (Talk) 20:59, 29 September 2011 (UTC)


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Hello, Tnxman307. You have new messages at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Iaaasi.
Message added 16:55, 1 October 2011 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

This is in regards to your block of WestSVK for block evasion. He showed up in an SPI, and we aren't sure why he was blocked for block evasion, and if it factors into the current case. NativeForeigner Talk/Contribs 16:55, 1 October 2011 (UTC)

Replied there, let me know if you have further questions. TNXMan 14:40, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

Kathleen Sloan

Just curious, why did you add an advert tag to this BLP? Viriditas (talk) 03:18, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

I see you also added it to Sonus Quartet, and removed most of the article.[1] That's a bit odd. Viriditas (talk) 03:35, 2 October 2011 (UTC)
Some of the material is easily verifiable at a glance, so I'm restoring it incrementally. Viriditas (talk) 03:46, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

FYI... I just want to point out that neither of these articles were adverts in any way. Most, if not all of the information you removed is easily verifiable. The problem here is not tone, but one of sourcing. Viriditas (talk) 04:23, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

I removed a lot of unsourced information, mainly because it looked as if were copied from their website and/or a press release. If there are reliable sources for the info, it definitely can be restored. Cheers! TNXMan 14:43, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

Help push through Usurp please

Hello. I'm the Wikipedian in Residence at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and the one who originally asked our museum member to help us. He has responded to your questions regarding his username. He actually used it because his personal account is very old and he couldn't get into it. He's now trying to usurp. If you could push this through quickly, it'd be much appreciated. I'm sorry that he got bogged down in this and would like to help it get remedied. Thanks so much. LoriLee (talk) 20:22, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

Unfortunately, I am not a bureaucrat and do not have sufficient rights to change the username. However, Fred Bauder has left a message on their talk page offering to help. If there are more issues, please let me know. TNXMan 20:34, 4 October 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick reply, I appreciate it! LoriLee (talk) 20:36, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

My SPI request

I have filed the request as I am being hounded by a number of users, I feel that if the request is not fulfilled, I will continue to be hounded by these users. I ask that you take this into consideration before throwing my case out. Colofac (talk) 15:26, 5 October 2011 (UTC)


for unblock, Tom B (talk) 15:26, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

No problem. TNXMan 15:30, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

Petition for unblocking user:agallob

I am the manager for the Special Collections in Performing Arts at the University of Maryland. I had assigned my student user:agallob to expand articles relating to our collections, but he misunderstood my directions and copy/pasted directly from our finding aids. He then found himself blocked for plagiarism (UNDERSTANDABLE!). I have since gone back and taught him correct Wikipedia protocols and content guidelines, and he would be under strict supervision from me for any articles he edits. If these are acceptable terms, can you please unblock his account? Thank you, --alifabeta (talk) 20:23, 6 October 2011 (UTC)alifabeta

I'm concerned because Agallob was left several messages on his talk page about his edits and never responded to them. Can you be sure that he will respond to messages regarding his edits? He can also post {{unblock}} on his talk page (he is still able to edit that page) to get the ball rolling. TNXMan 20:36, 6 October 2011 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure he had no idea about his talk page. He has been thoroughly educated now, and will be closely supervised. I will have him post {{unblock}} on his talk page. Thank you! alifabeta (talk) 20:46, 6 October 2011 (UTC)
But have you thoroughly educated him on WP:COI? (talk→ BWilkins ←track) 21:53, 6 October 2011 (UTC)
I have trained him on neutral writing, Wikipedia is not an advertising platform, etc. I have been debating the idea that what I'm doing and what he'll be doing is a conflict of interest. We represent the archives of the organizations/people whose articles we are editing and creating. Is that a conflict of interest? If I can enhance an article by adding information for which I have archival evidence, and then I cite and link to the archives that I pull the information from, is that self-promotion for my archives? It's helping the researcher. If you have any insight into this issue, or you know of an article where this issue is already discussed, can you link it to me? Thanks. alifabeta (talk) 13:36, 7 October 2011 (UTC)