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Gamerdude2000 socks?[edit]

Is there a sock investigation page for Gamerdude2000 et al? I have a few more accounts to add, based on John Ashton (actor). Ibadibam (talk) 18:53, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

No, but I feel like there is already a related case somewhere, but I can't put my finger on it at the moment. At any rate, I've blocked those accounts along with a bunch more. Cheers ​—DoRD (talk)​ 21:30, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

Libelous sock[edit]

DoRD and @Vituzzu: Thank you both for recently blocking a user here and here, for seriously abusive editing (now suppressed) that defamed a living person with wild accusations of serious crimes. The misconduct was just repeated under a new username, which seems likely to be a sock for the blocked account. Many thanks if you're able to take a look. —Patrug (talk) 01:05, 13 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know, and I've taken care of what I can. @Vituzzu:, you might want to have a look here as well. ​—DoRD (talk)​ 02:48, 13 August 2016 (UTC)

Billy Hathorn[edit]

Just blocked a fresh one per WP:DUCK. Is it useful to file an addendum to Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Billy_Hathorn (e.g., to pick up sleepers) for a single IP? OhNoitsJamie Talk 14:00, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

I didn't see anything of interest on that range. I probably wouldn't bother, but feel free to add it to the case as a pro forma report if you like. Cheers ​—DoRD (talk)​ 00:13, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

Hathorn Redux[edit]

Not sure if this request is enough of a WP:DUCK to block. Your thoughts? OhNoitsJamie Talk 15:48, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

Personally, I don't think it's enough for a block, but then again, I haven't had much dealing with this sockmaster. ​—DoRD (talk)​ 14:33, 19 August 2016 (UTC)


Is this account yours? Maybe better write something on the userpage if is? [Bishzilla always extremely virtuous about any whiff of impersonation or other irregularity.] bishzilla ROARR!! 21:52, 22 August 2016 (UTC).

Yeah, it's just another creeper trollsock. Thanks for the note! ​—DoRD (talk)​ 22:06, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
[Bishzilla is interested by the new and forceful term "creeper trollsock".] A bit like Darwinbish? bishzilla ROARR!! 22:23, 22 August 2016 (UTC).
@Bishzilla: Trollsocks are foot-covering clothes discarded by trolls from which tendrils creep forth to engulf the innocent and unwary in a search for food and ANIttention. These growths retreat from Zilla-breath but complete eradication often requires stronger measures, such as the patented weedkiller Bish's BanHammerusTM or generic equivalents. EdChem (talk) 05:25, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

Euclides of Megara[edit]

Hi DoRD. Page Euclid of Megara needs to be moved to Euclides of Megara to avoid confusion with Euclid the mathematician. Reasons and sources are listed at talk:Euclid of Megara.

Also, the disambiguation page Euclides (disambiguation) needs to be undeleted. For this dicussion, please see user_talk:Bkonrad. For Euclid, the relevance is not the obscure historical person but the mathematical iconic text Elements of Euclid. Euclides was Plato's close friend, and person, his philosophy, and his influence are what is of interest. The term "cut-and-paste" is deprecatory, "extract" is more appropriate. Euclides simply does not belong with Euclid's book or the many places and things named after Euclid.

The problem is that from my Plato scholar's perspective, this is an obvious factual naming mistake that needs correction. Current professional preference is for the spelling "Euclides". Since Wikipedia mirror sites and Wikipedia copycats amplify Wikipedia errors back onto the search engines, the confusion is perpetuated.

In my disagreement with Bkonrad, I was unaware that he is an administrator. I assumed that he was simply wrong. Now, on the talk page, it seems that a posse of admins are determined to squash the naming change in support of each other. This request is factual. I have verified this with the area editor of one of the two major online philosophy encyclopedias.

Nonetheless, it appears that my subject expertise will be discarded by the politics of the machinery. Perhaps that is one reason why there are only perhaps a handful competent editors in the philosophy areas of Wikipedia. How can the many less than acceptable articles in philosophy be improved if the experts are over-ruled by politics? ~~ BlueMist (talk) 01:29, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

Hello. I'm not sure what you're asking for here, but in any case, I'm far from what one would consider to be knowledgeable about either the mathematician or the philosopher. I can only suggest that you continue your dialog with the others involved in the discussion. ​—DoRD (talk)​ 01:56, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
I realize that this is a touchy topic for admins. Is there anyone with oversight authority or higher who is willing to address the systemic problem I suggest is destroying Wikipedia from within? In the philosophy section, which is all I am looking at, there are simple ways to make at least stepwise improvements to the system. Wikipedia should not be chasing away the few competent editors who are willing to devote time and effort to make improvements. ~~ BlueMist (talk) 02:35, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
I don't find this to be a touchy topic at all because, to be honest, I have no interest in it. To answer your question, though: No, there are no admins with greater authority than any others. We're all volunteers who do this as unpaid extra jobs or hobbies. Besides continuing to discuss the situation, there are a number of options for dispute resolution, if you feel the need to take the matter further. I rarely participate in that aspect of the project, so I really don't have much more to offer in the way of advice. ​—DoRD (talk)​ 12:33, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for your enlightening reply ~~ BlueMist (talk) 21:25, 23 August 2016 (UTC)