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user:Hp joker1[edit]

Hello Face-smile.svg user:Hp joker1 now blocked in arwiki (I'll lock his account soon), and I deleted all of his articles in arwiki, so hope if you can do so in enwiki. Probably there's a relation with (user:IamIRAQI)! --Alaa :)..! 19:39, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

@علاء: hope you're doing well and getting some rest! How confident are you that he is a sock of IamIRAQI? If he is, I can go ahead and delete the articles under CSD G5. TonyBallioni (talk) 20:17, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
Yes I try to take a rest, Hope I can! umm you can take a look on CUwiki (+ see this). Also, I see that all of his articles being under G11 + A7! --Alaa :)..! 20:22, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
@علاء: I deleted all of the articles under G5 per them likely being associated with IamIRAQI. TonyBallioni (talk) 05:56, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. His account locked globally --Alaa :)..! 10:18, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
Hello, hope you are well and happy. Finally, it's confirmed that Hp joker1 = IamIRAQI (please see special:diff/30154 on Cuwiki). Best --Alaa :)..! 10:24, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

Book recommendation[edit]

Hi Tony. On the off chance that you have not come across this book yet, I wanted to give a mention to The Deaths Of The Popes by Wendy J. Reardon. I picked up a used copy recently and found it full of interesting details surrounding the deaths, funerals and burials of many of the Popes. All are covered though some have scant information because there is not much surviving. But all in all I was pretty impressed. I hope all is well. -Ad Orientem (talk) 03:13, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Restore my Extended-Confirmed user[edit]

My user has been autoconfirmed user, so you can have the PERM restoration. --Banana19208 (talk) 23:52, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Banana19208, So, would you be able to address the concerns brought up on your talkpage, that first you were asking for EC on perm, then appearing to game the system in order to get it? SQLQuery me! 00:00, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) Banana19208, autoconfirmed is not equal to extended-confirmed, I personally hope you should stay some days before requesting. Hhkohh (talk) 11:28, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

close of CP[edit]

Good fair close, and the way you went about I would have accepted it as fair had you reached the opposite conclusion. DGG ( talk ) 08:29, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

Not clever[edit]

This [[1]] does no one any favors.Slatersteven (talk) 14:27, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

There were three edit conflicts. I just pasted my my reply in the window thst looked to be the latest version. Accidentally removing comments based on edit conflicts happens all the time. TonyBallioni (talk) 14:29, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
I figured something of the kind, but no need to give them ammunition.Slatersteven (talk) 15:04, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, I only realized it after he reverted me. Oh well. Hopefully it won’t happen again. TonyBallioni (talk) 15:24, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

Discrimination against Mark Dice[edit]

Did you actually say that The Washington Times is a fringe publication that doesn't count as a journalistic source in regards to Mark Dice's Wikipedia page?

You are clearly a biased liberal who discriminates against conservative thought.

You have no place editing these pages because of your horrible political bias. You should be removed from Wikipedia. Cougarrcsnva (talk) 16:02, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

Yes. The Washington Times is a fringe source. Also, depending on who you talk to around here I hate a bunch of things that have no relation about how I actually feel on the topic. My only care is to support Wikipedia's policies on the Dice page. I'm responding to you and leaving your post as a reply to the others I'm sure to receive today so they can all read this one. TonyBallioni (talk) 16:24, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
It's owned and run by a cult actually. Legacypac (talk) 23:46, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
I know! It blows my mind that there are so many people unaware of this. ᛗᛁᛟᛚᚾᛁᚱPants Tell me all about it. 13:54, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
I hadn't heard of the Washington Times until I started editing Wikipedia, so the cult status is another surprise. Natureium (talk) 14:54, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
Ditto, I hadn't heard of it until yesterday. Ivanvector (Talk/Edits) 14:55, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
To quote my very Christian father: "Never trust a man who calls himself the Messiah. Especially if he's published." ᛗᛁᛟᛚᚾᛁᚱPants Tell me all about it. 15:13, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
You really should add to the article about that cult. After reading it, I had to look at articles off-wiki because I couldn't tell from the article why it was supposed to be a cult rather than just an unusual religion. Natureium (talk) 15:21, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
The lede of Unification movement already says "The Unification movement has received strong criticism and has attracted numerous controversies, including that of being a dangerous cult." ᛗᛁᛟᛚᚾᛁᚱPants Tell me all about it. 15:35, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

─────────────────────────As a slight change in topic, I’m a bit concerned so many Wikipedians don’t appear to understand the difference between a book published by a reputable publishing house and a self-published book and why we wouldn’t talk about the latter. TonyBallioni (talk) 15:41, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

It's been my experience that relatively few people even know that self-publishing is a thing. I'm not surprised, though it is certainly concerning, given what we do here. ᛗᛁᛟᛚᚾᛁᚱPants Tell me all about it. 15:54, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

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--SamHolt6 (talk) 17:28, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

SamHolt6, seen. Very busy IRL right now and may wait until tomorrow or Saturday to look into it. TonyBallioni (talk) 18:26, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
@TonyBallioni: understood; please don't let me hold you up for any reason.--SamHolt6 (talk) 18:30, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

Look! I'm famous![edit]

And so is Ian! @Ian.thomson: you get your name repeated in a picture and I get my explanations repeated in the Washington Times! TonyBallioni (talk) 23:31, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

I saw one of your posts on that Dice youtube video. Came to congratulate you. Legacypac (talk) 23:32, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
  • You've made it my friend, feel free to put this at the top of your userpage :P
SITH (talk) 00:04, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

You can only post that if you consider the Washington Times a media organization. Legacypac (talk) 00:20, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Ouch, right in under the belt :P ♠PMC(talk) 00:27, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

The conservative pundit thanked Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales for taking part in the discussion, but said: “It appears that he has created a monster and Wikipedia is not under his control.” Some would argue that Wikipedia being under Jimbo's control is not such a good thing. --AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 00:51, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Yes, on that note, see User_talk:Iridescent#For_ye_fellow_lovers_of_Jimmy_Wales. TonyBallioni (talk) 00:54, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
I had forgotten that thread was about this guy. Jeez. --AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 01:05, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • I know that some of the Pizzagate conspiracy theory crowd thinks I'm in on the conspiracy, so I have to wonder if it'd be possible to write an article that would be accepted if we went by some sort of Mirror Universe version of WP:RS/WP:RSP (where Mirror Universe me blocks users for attacking InfoWars and defending the MSM... assuming he's not off solving mysteries with a Great Dane given how my goatees tend to grow). Ian.thomson (talk) 04:52, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Rename inquiry[edit]

Can you take a look at m:Special:GlobalRenameQueue/request/50240? I am pointing it out to you since you are the most recent unblocking admin, so I want to get your opinion on it. Nihlus 00:32, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Nihlus, Swarm was the unblocking Admin (cf. UpsandDowns1234, who has requested a rename). Without commenting on specifics, CheckUser does indicate that the account that was their name backwards yesterday and was blocked for vandalism could be a different user (bunch of accounts on the IP, all with different devices, and it wasn’t a proxy, suggesting a shared connection.) I’d be inclined to rename if Swarm consented and there is a clear link on their userpage to the old account and any sanctions record is updated with the new name. TonyBallioni (talk) 00:47, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
Swarm: fix ping. TonyBallioni (talk) 00:48, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
Ah, well, I was mainly referring to the autoblock but will await Swarm's response. Nihlus 00:52, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
Ala'a renamed him, which is fine. Swarm might want to make the connection on the talks though. TonyBallioni (talk) 03:36, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
These unresearched renames are really getting old. It's now a moot point on my end though, so thanks anyway. Nihlus 03:42, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
I can’t access that page and I have no idea what’s going on. What’s the deal? ~Swarm~ {talk} 09:33, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Recently?! I have been editing wiki for years and years[edit]

Please look at my history before making allegations like I’m new. Qwerty786 (talk) 02:21, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Qwerty786, those are standardized templates. I don't control the wording. All they do is alert you that discretionary sanctions are in place, nothing more. TonyBallioni (talk) 02:24, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
Why’d you put in on my page. It’s extremely offensive. You know it says recent. Qwerty786 (talk) 02:25, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
Let's keep the discussion in one place. We cross posted at your talk, but my reply there is longer, so lets stay there. TonyBallioni (talk) 02:28, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

User:Timelesskeys[edit]

Why did you set the block is autoblock disabled instead of ACB? Sock usually did not set autoblock disabled. Instead, should set ACB. Please fix the block settings, thanks Hhkohh (talk) 05:57, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Because I knew what the main account was and I wanted to allow it to continue editing. It was an intentional choice. TonyBallioni (talk) 06:05, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
Ha, just note that the main account Banana19208 (talk · contribs) was blocked by another admin today. Hhkohh (talk) 06:17, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
I’m aware. The block settings of one account aren’t that big a deal. If they sock, well catch them. TonyBallioni (talk) 06:20, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Sorry to bother you with this[edit]

Maybe you could suggest a better place to take care of these things.

User:Alexandrovi and User:Alexandrov have made a couple of adolescent vandal edits at Lemoyne, Pennsylvania. Obvious sockpuppet and vandalism problem.

Anything you can do would be appreciated.

Smallbones(smalltalk) 23:02, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

Soft blocked one of them. We were all in high school once. If it happens again, let me know and I'll block the main account and any others that show up. TonyBallioni (talk) 00:28, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Draft:Charles Harper (priest)[edit]

Hello, Tony! I thought I would give you a heads up and tell you that the draft above is stale. -- Dolotta (talk) 21:54, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Userfied. Thanks! TonyBallioni (talk) 22:12, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Size of WP:CENT[edit]

Hey Tony!

So, I noticed that you posted this. Would you mind mopping up some of the items listed there now?

Kindest Regards, ―Matthew J. Long -Talk- 08:05, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

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Advice for Autopatrolled[edit]

Hi, I'd like to apply for Autopatrolled but wanted to ensure that I would have a good application before I put in the request and was hoping you might be able to make suggestions/advice as to where I should improve etc? I had some issues in my earliest work but I've since read up on the projects and think I'm now more proficient... JamesMatthews01 (talk) 20:22, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

Ben Shapiro[edit]

What I have learned today is to stay away as much as possible. If people tag team on you, you are the one in trouble. Sad to see. And what warning did the other two get? Nothing. So much toxicity. So basically the one who said that admin's block was "dumb" and encourages the blocked one to carry on the action gets no warnings? And then me who's trying to clarify gets warning. No words either to the other one was just "watching" the talk page and decided to degrade me? This is so disappointing. THE NEW ImmortalWizard(chat) 22:39, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

ImmortalWizard, you got warned by two admins because it’s frankly none of your business how other users react to a block. Admins are used to taking heat for blocks, especially of high profile users, which BMK certainly is. It comes with the territory. What most people are not used to is having an editor with less than 5,000 edits who only recently became active again lecturing some of our most experienced editors (one of whom has approximately 40x more edits than you and has been here over a decade.) edit counts are a generally unhelpful statistic, but in this case it demonstrates that there’s a relatively inexperienced user basically lecturing on the talk page of a highly experienced user who was just edit warring blocked. That looks a lot like grace dancing or baiting, even if that wasn’t the intent. TonyBallioni (talk) 22:52, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
I never knew experience mattered ever. In that case they should be shameful edit warring for this kind of stuff. THE NEW ImmortalWizard(chat) 22:56, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
I did not tag team, never even edited the page with the edit war. Yes, experience matters or so the girls have told me. Please learn to think about what other editors are trying to do before judging, especially when they are highly experienced editors that obviously have a WP:CLUE Legacypac (talk) 07:26, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
Yep, what's sad is so-called "experienced editors" get themselves blocked temporarily because of such disruptions, whereas, the newbies get indefinite block. Certainly I see favoritism. They say Wikipedia lacks diversity and claims it to be a troll place. Of course, how are you gonna encourage new editors who has knowledge and experience over underdeveloped topics such as African continent and women BLPs, with such experienced editor priviledge? Also, admins are supposed to be like janitors, no real authority. Nowhere it is written that new editors cannot "lecture" old ones. And if you consider these editors as "valuable assets" just because they have 40,000+ or so edits but still disrupts, so should 4,000+ editors be treated the same. Yes, there is certain experience required for certain actions specifically (such as AFDs and rollback rights) but it is not always the case in the hindsight. Generally, there is not much difference between an admin's comment and a normal one. And there is no prove that I don't have WP:CLUE. Yes, it is "none of my business" to advice anyone, but it is none of anyone's business to edit Wikipedia in the first place. What I said there, was clearly logical and being threatened by two admins was simply wrong. THE NEW ImmortalWizard(chat) 21:07, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

If A non_administrator reverted . . .[edit]

That's easy-- he'd be a Catcher In the Rye. Dlohcierekim (talk) 06:34, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

Section wherein CheckUsers hate on Duke University[edit]

RJ Barrett & Zion Williamson - Keenan Hairston (cropped).jpg May the best Duke win
Enjoy being ahead for as long as it lasts. It's all part of the plan. And man, the president looks fit. I don't know if he can run the floor like the young kids, but I know he's watching a great show. Drmies (talk) 02:28, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
@Berean Hunter and MusikAnimal: tonight might be the time to implement my plan to hard block the Duke network... TonyBallioni (talk) 02:34, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
Grr. And now I see why I hadn't seen Williamson yet. Go ahead hardblock: I got a million proxies bwuhaha. Now stop wearing sneakers or I swear I will blah blah blah. Drmies (talk) 02:37, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
Jump! Jump! Jump!.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 02:46, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
Duke sucks. ♠PMC(talk) 02:48, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
All has gone quiet in Cameron.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 02:53, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
They know who Obama is cheering for. TonyBallioni (talk) 02:55, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
  • 88-72 TonyBallioni (talk) 04:15, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
    • Well that was sad. And now I know who my real friends are. And who let User:Premeditated Chaos in the arb house? I yelled at a student with a UNC hat today. Drmies (talk) 18:50, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
      • Want me to oversight your memory of the game for you? ♠PMC(talk) 23:02, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

MPants[edit]

I was still in the process of putting back what should be there and leaving out what should not. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 20:49, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

Heh, that page history was a mess. I just figured you misread it and clicked the wrong link. My edit summary wasn’t meant as snarky or aimed at you, so sorry if it came off that way :) TonyBallioni (talk) 20:52, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
No, didn't see it as snarky - just frustrated by multiple edit conflicts, coupled with people who didn't see the oversighted edits trying to guess who did what ;-) Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 20:57, 21 February 2019 (UTC)