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I am using rollback to revert massive, misguided changes per ROLLBACK, fifth criteria which reads "To revert widespread edits (by a misguided editor or malfunctioning bot) which are judged to be unhelpful to the encyclopedia, provided that an explanation is supplied in an appropriate location, such as at the relevant talk page". See this discussion.- MrX 13:45, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

I've undone the more recent ones. Thank you so much for all your help on this! :) --Ebyabe talk - Attract and Repel ‖ 16:16, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
Sure. Glad to help Ebyabe. I have rolled back several hundred in Florida and Washington. There are quite a few articles in other states that hopefully will be taken care of by other editors eventually.- MrX 17:15, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

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Thank you for your commitment to our pillar of neutrality. Hugh (talk) 15:23, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much Hugh!- MrX 15:58, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello! There is a DR/N request you may have interest in.[edit]


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Edit warring at Jeb Bush[edit]

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Anythingyouwant (talk) 16:41, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

What are you talking about? I didn't refuse to engage on the talk page. I made my views clear in the RfC, as did four other editors who happen to agree with my edit. Conversely, only one other editor agrees with your choice. Please explain to me how that is "incorrectly assessing consensus". "Stable since June 22" is not grounded in policy. Does it occur to you that your aggressive editing is what kept that image in the article since June 22?
Also, giving me a DS alert right after I alerted you and using my own words like you did, is more than a little immature.- MrX 17:07, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
ANI would now be the best venue to continue discussing this.Anythingyouwant (talk) 17:15, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

ANI notice[edit]

You are the subject of an ANI discussion which you may access by clicking your mouse here.Anythingyouwant (talk) 17:04, 12 July 2015 (UTC)


Hi, MrX. I have closed the Collect AE request and imposed a block plus a one-way interaction ban with you. I saw no justification for making the ban mutual, but I trust you realize the responsibilities a ban like that places on you. Many people would be quick to react if they thought (with or without justification) you were taking advantage of the situation in any way. Bishonen | talk 11:18, 13 July 2015 (UTC).

Thank you Bishonen.- MrX 14:58, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

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Pavlov's RfA reward

Thank for !voting at my recent RfA. You voted Support so you get a whopping three cookies, fresh from the oven!
All the best: Rich Farmbrough, 18:53, 16 July 2015 (UTC).

Cookies!!! - MrX 19:26, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

The Balkan Wars[edit]

Hi! Just want to say I agree with your idea on how to deal with the ethnic conflicts. Looking at Talk:Nikola Tesla it's amazing how much time and effort of ordinary editors are wasted on them. Another effect of such feuds is that they scare off objective, nonpartisan editors from participation in articles where they are needed. --ChetvornoTALK 06:52, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

True. That's why I proposed a topic ban, although an outright ban or indefinite block is very possible as well.- MrX 15:14, 18 July 2015 (UTC)


WP:DOB reads in part ..sources linked to the subject such that it may reasonably be inferred that the subject does not object. The members of the band have listed their full names and birth dates in various social media posts, therefore the presumption is they do not object to the information being public. Nyth63 15:29, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

Can you provide links that would be usable as sources? If the band's website links to the social media profiles where these social posts have been made, then they can be used. If not, then we must have some other way to establish that the social media profiles belong to the BLP subjects, such as a listing in an ironclad source. Let's continue the discussion on the article talk page.- MrX 15:35, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
You are abusing the 3RR rule and misinterpreting the PRIVACY rule. The birth dates were in the article for an extended period of time and were removed recently by another editor which I restored and then added sources. Your last change was to wrong version. You certainly did NOT receive a consensus from a discussion on the talk page. Please restore the information. Nyth63 17:32, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
No, I will not restore improperly cited BLP content, nor should you. Please see my comments on the article talk page.- MrX 17:36, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
I am claiming exemption from 3RR under the vandalism rule. The last edits by TheRedPenOfDoom should not have been made while the discussion is on-going. There have now been FOUR different editors trying to remove the same information from the article. That is an edit war. I am only reverting the unwarranted and non-consensus edits. Nyth63 01:25, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
You really should read NOT VANDALISM and rethink your position. Editors are routinely blocked for exactly the type of editing that you have engaged in today. I'm sure you mean well, but you're being obstinate and you're ignoring the consensus evident in the fact that four editors have reverted your edits.- MrX 01:33, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

DuBose disruption[edit]

I asnwered the call when you asked for help here. Now I'm in need of similar help on the same artlce. The IP is being way too aggressive, very often using extremely poor reasoning and judgment, and violating AGF, and at this point I'm the only one resisting him. The article enjoyed relative peace until he showed up, and now I'm being steamrolled by an editor who has 12 edits prior to 24 July. I have issued two template warnings in the past 24 hours. ―Mandruss  13:10, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

As a matter of fact I was just reading the talk page and trying to wrap my head around the various recent discussions. If you will give me about 60-90 minutes to take care of some RL tasks, I'll join in.- MrX 13:15, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Single-sentence paragraphs[edit]

Re this, do you have an aversion to single-sentence paragraphs? As I said in talk, I feel that's the most important sentence in the section, and setting it off adds emphasis and reduces the likelihood it will be missed. It's probably not worth debating in article talk, and I wouldn't lose any sleep over it, but I don't know whether you saw my comments. ―Mandruss  16:12, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Not at all and I don't follow any firm rules. My criteria is that if it is closely related to the previous paragraph and doesn't change the topic, then it can be included in the previous paragraph. In this case I think it fits nicely in the previous paragraph, but I also wouldn't object to it being included in the subsequent paragraph that begins "In bodycam footage, Tensing repeatedly...". All that said, I don't feel strongly about my edit.- MrX 16:25, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

New discussion[edit]

Hi, Spotify not working on windows 7 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:15, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Sorry to hear that. Why are you telling me?- MrX 23:37, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Information about my village Mona Syedan listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Information about my village Mona Syedan. Since you had some involvement with the Information about my village Mona Syedan redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. JZCL 09:20, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

Bernie Sanders[edit]

You reverted my edit on Bernie Sanders saying that it was not in the article cited that Sanders was a member of the Socialist Party of America. In the article it says that while at the University of Chicago, he was a member of the Young People's Socialist League. YPSL was the youth organization of the Socialist Party of America, and it is is currently the youth organization of the Socialist Party USA. Thanks. Sbrianhicks (talk) 17:54, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

As far as I know, the 'party' field in template:Infobox officeholder is for the current party to which the subject belongs. I don't think it's appropriate to list an organization that Sanders was a member of 55 years ago. If you disagree, you may want to raise it on the article talk page to see what other editors think.- MrX 18:05, 8 August 2015 (UTC)
Usually I see old party affiliations listed. See Elizabeth Warren for example. I'll mention it on the talk page. Sbrianhicks (talk) 02:56, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

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Precious again[edit]

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Thank you, editor with the simple goal "to help expand this global repository of free information" and "ever-vigilant crusader against vandalism, spam, misinformation and incivility", for quality articles on places and "unclassifed" such as 1561 celestial phenomenon over Nuremberg, for welcoming, warnings and bonus points, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:55, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 940th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:56, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

Thank's Gerda, you're a gem. I hope I never ever stop being precious! Be well. - MrX 00:16, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

Samamtha Giles (golfer)[edit]

Dear Mr X, why have you proposed to delete the article Samamtha Giles (golfer). Multiple references have been provided to authenticate it. Please could you provide advise or shall I remove the deletion notice. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by The Cornish Golfer (talkcontribs)

@The Cornish Golfer: Because when I proposed the article for deletion it had no references. WP:BLPPROD allows articles about living people without references to be deleted. Since you have since added references, the article will not be deleted. You can disregard or delete the deletion notice on your talk page.- MrX 12:08, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

Donald Trump Image[edit]

Thanks for being more professional about it, I'll concede to what you think is best because of how professional it was written. Best regards. Sovietmessiah (talk) 14:17, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the note. Happy editing! - MrX 14:19, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

AfC submission templates[edit]

Hi. I noticed in this version of Draft:Albert Thain that the AFC template you added carried a notice just above the green "Submit" bar: "Warning: This submission is not timestamped and so will be permanently at the back of the queue. Please replace this template with {{subst:submit}}." As "Subst:submit" would actually put it in the queue, I replaced it with {{subst:AFC draft}}. With that and "subst:submit", you need to add the author's name as a parameter, otherwise the system thinks you are the author. I'm not that familiar with these templates, and have to look them up at Template:AFC submission. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 13:39, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

Got it. Thanks so much for letting me know. - MrX 14:34, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

Coco (2017 film)[edit]

Hi, can you please stop redirecting Coco (2017 film) to Coco (movie) please as the first is the better article.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Matt14451 (talkcontribs)

Yes, once I realized that you implemented the reverse redirect at almost the same time, I self-reverted.- MrX 17:48, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Ok thank you, Coco (2017 film) is the better article and shouldn't be deleted. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Matt14451 (talkcontribs) 18:01, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Biased writers are allowed to give biased opinions as fact[edit]

All of the political pages are 100% biased in one direction. This is why no one will ever accept info on Wikipedia as facts. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cave812 (talkcontribs) 18:20, 18 August 2015 (UTC)


You remarked on my talk page that I should not have marked Vechoor church as reviewed. Sorry for the error. I was waiting the recommended ~10min delay before PRODing for notability.MopSeeker FoxThree! 02:12, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

I see. It's best not to mark a new article as reviewed until you have either nominated it for CSD, AfD, or PROD; added cleanup tags; or you have evaluated that the article meets our basic standards for new articles (notable, sourced, categorized, etc.). - MrX 02:40, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for flushing out the sock puppets pushing the nationalist POV at the Tesla article. Michael Cambridge in particular has been extremely disruptive and has been using the mantra "I am not a sock puppet" and really just accusing anyone who won't share his revisionist beliefs of being anti Croatian. While I am sure this person will come back in another form this will improve things for a while. Chillum 15:29, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

Sure, Chillum, I'm glad to help. Most of the credit goes to Bbb23 who determined that Michael Cambridge is the master of the two socks, not Asdisis, although I still think there is a relationship between Michael Cambridge and Asdisis.- MrX 16:42, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
While I don't think they are the same person based on their different levels of literacy I would say that they seem to be coordinating. Chillum 19:00, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

Jeb Bush[edit]

Did you read the article that was cited?— Preceding unsigned comment added by Cgersten (talkcontribs)

Yes. - MrX 16:49, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

From the article: "Jeb Bush Got $1.3M Job At Lehman After Florida Shifted Pension Cash To Bank"

"Then, in the fall of 2008, Lehman collapsed into bankruptcy, leaving Florida facing up to $1 billion in losses."

Please reread article, thanks.

Your article edit: " earning $1.2 million per year, after shifting pension funds to Lehman while governor, resulting in over a $billion losses to Florida."
  • $1.2 million should be $1.3 million
  • a $ billion should be $1 billion (or one billion dollars)
  • There's also a problem with how you wrote the sentence. It implies that shifting pension fund to Lehman was the cause of the $1 billion loss. (See post hoc ergo propter hoc). That's why I opened up a discussion on the article talk page. Let's continue this discussion there.
Please sign your talk page posts by typing four tildes at the end like this ~~~~ . Also, you should indent your posts by inserting a colon (:) before each paragraph for each level of indent (see WP:TPG and WP:Tutorial/Talk_pages. - MrX 23:56, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

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Source evaluation[edit]

Please review sources before removing them. You removed an item, first for the reason of a "pseudo-scandal", then again removed it again by claiming information regarding the location and billing information of Hunter Biden discovered in the Ashley Madison data breach was lacking in the source. These items were included in a screenshot in the source. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:18, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

I did review the source. The content that you attempted to add originated with, a notoriously unreliable source. It has no place in an encyclopedia biography. Also, screen shots are not sources.- MrX 19:13, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
By that logic the Steve Scalise article needs some cleanup since its a stormfront post picked up by a random blogger. Once mainstream sources pick up the story, and especially once they are addressed by the subject, it is reliably sourced, regardless of the ultimate origin. Keeping this out smells of POV especially when other examples (duggar) are let through. In reality, the entire story is unreliable, as its hacked data released by admitted blackmailers. Gaijin42 (talk) 19:33, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
Gaijin42, how nice to see you! You were so quiet, I didn't even know you were there.
No, not really. Scalise admitted his involvement and it was widely reported by numerous media outlets. Same with Duggar. If it later turns out that multiple reliable sources report about the Hunter Biden profile on Ashley Madison, then I have no objection to adding it to his bio, without any original research of course. - MrX 19:50, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
So far ABC, People, TheHill, and a few others. We shouldn't say he had an account, but an account with his name is there, the story has been discussed by RS and he is publicly discussing it. its a clear case of WP:WELLKNOWN Gaijin42 (talk) 19:54, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
In my opinion, it doesn't merit inclusion in his bio at this point, but you're welcome to boldly add it if you believe otherwise. - MrX 20:15, 25 August 2015 (UTC)


Mark your CSD pages as patrolled. Charlie the Pig (talk) 20:49, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

I only mark pages as patrolled if I'm sure that there are no other problems with the pages. This allows them to be reviewed by other new page patrollers. Also, since WMF has apparently lost interest in maintaining the Page Curation widget, I tend not to use it much. See my comments at WT:Page Curation. - MrX 21:15, 30 August 2015 (UTC)