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  19. Archive 19 | July 17, 2009-December 12, 2009
  20. Archive 20 | December 12, 2009-November 2, 2011


The Hype Magazine page re-creation[edit]

Greetings. In 2007, you deleted the page for The Hype Magazine for lack of notability. I would like to re-create that page as the magazine has moved into a major position within the music and entertainment industry, won some notable awards i.e., proclamation from the Atlanta, GA City Council honoring the magazine and its CEO/Publisher; multiple nominations for Magazine of the Year (SEA Awards and SCM Awards) and awarded the Internet Magazine of the Year (Music) from the S.T.R.O.B.E. Awards. The magazine reports nearly 300k digital subscribers, nearly 2 million monthly views to it's online property; is syndicated to multiple impactful news sites including the Music News Exchange site for Performing Rights Organization BMI ( I am new to Wikipedia and this will be my first attempt at creating a page, could I put the article in draft mode so that you might review and assist me in creating a page worth of Wikipedia? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, this magazine is rapidly becoming one of the leading US entertainment magazines covering not just music but film, television, sports and more. Featured articles include a Super Bowl winner, Grammy award winning artists, etc., and the magazine expanded from print on demand to newsstands in November 2013.Chastized (talk) 18:56, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

The Ferals[edit]

I'm sorry about the page, I was only constructing an episode guide, but it kept going wrong. No hard feelings? — Preceding unsigned comment added by DGRM13 (talkcontribs) 18:27, 9 November 2011 (UTC)


I do not understand why you have changed back the correction I made to the piece on colour. I was simply trying to correct the incorrect spelling, which for some reason was spelt "color". Why would this be? I am on the English speaking site and if you care to take a look in the Oxford English Dictionary, (considered by most to be the most accurate) the word is spelt colour. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cgmellor (talkcontribs) 20:10, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

Yeah? You see a lot of encyclopedias calling their readers fools? Cut it out. Wknight94 talk 20:52, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

I was making a point, which clearly worked. I highlighted an error. It's incorrect. Sort it out. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cgmellor (talkcontribs) 14:42, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

If by "worked", he means taking steps towards getting himself blocked, he might be right. :) ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 15:16, 4 November 2011 (UTC)
It did now, yes. Wknight94 talk 16:57, 4 November 2011 (UTC)
A shame he didn't have a better sense of humour. Quite un-encyclopaedic, wot? :) --Ebyabe talk - Repel All Boarders ‖ 18:01, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

Hey friend! What's your favourite colour? Cgmellorstrikesback (talk)


There is a clear reference to a Toronto Star article of the latte-drinkers' bad reputation
in the Canadian political universe


Why cant I add the Bérénice Marlohe link? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:41, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Possible link to malware User:Fred Bauder Talk 15:18, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Feedback Dashboard task force[edit]

Hi Wknight94,

I noticed you replied to some feedback from the new Feedback Dashboard feature – you might be interested in the task force Steven Walling and I just created for this purpose: Wikipedia:Feedback Dashboard. Thanks for diving in on your own and helping the newbies, and I hope you'll sign up! Maryana (WMF) (talk) 00:21, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

Re: James Randi edit[edit]

James Randi is the greatest man who ever lived. This is established fact. Why are my edits being reverted? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Skeptic25 (talkcontribs) 01:13, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

  • Although I like Randi too I appreciate your quick response to this vandal and his sock! Allecher (talk) 01:30, 8 November 2011 (UTC)
    • "The greatest man who ever lived?" That editor must not get out much. Lots of folks would say Jesus is the answer to that question. But even barring that, I could make a pretty good case just for Stan Musial. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 03:45, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

ken westerfield edit[edit]

Thank you for your help. I'm learning this is my first articleAudra454 (talk) 03:36, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

Hello, I have a question,

does this tag mean I should find related articles on Wiki and insert my article in their "See Also"Audra454 (talk) 03:52, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

Nebojsa Covic is a thief and that isnt vandalism. You are defending man who ordered murder — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:54, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

Re: Awan - Disambiguation page[edit]

I have not vandalised the page in question, in fact the addition I have removed is inappropriate, as it has no place on a disambiguation page, because it is a reproduction of an existing Wikipedia article (Awan [Pakistan]), save for an inaccurate addition being made by a user who is attempting to pass off a Rajput tribe (the Gungals) as Awans. (talk) 19:09, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

Oh yes, I guess you're right. Sorry. I reverted back to the pre-Nov. 5 version. Wknight94 talk 19:12, 9 November 2011 (UTC)
I saw this user posted on your page as well. I am curious, what is a disambiguation page—cyberpower (Talk to Me)(Contributions) 19:25, 9 November 2011 (UTC)
Take a look at WP:DAB and, more specifically, WP:DPAGES. Wknight94 talk 19:35, 9 November 2011 (UTC)
Oh. So it's basically a page that links to pages with different meanings of the word or article. Like Mercury would contain links to the pages that explains a different Mercury. I learned something.—cyberpower (Talk to Me)(Contributions) 21:10, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

yeah, u made a mistake[edit]

Becuz i am b.wilson's father. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:46, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

Dear User Wknight94, I am deeply sorry for the causing of great deconstructionism on my account's behalf, please believe me when I say it was not me but I am prepared for any punishment. I don't know how to send a message, this is why I write here, I am sorry. I hope you accept my apology, and don't pursue me as it was not even me.

Yours in Wiki-ing 22:34, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of Reversion Hires.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
With thanks for the revert on my talk page :) Rich(MTCD)T|C|E-Mail 00:00, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

My pleasure. Thank you. Wknight94 talk 02:21, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

I saw it online and copied the exact law. I did this in good faith.

Well, you'll need to include a link to that. Wknight94 talk 02:35, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

====Maxwell's Demon Hello. I saw that you removed the edit I did. I believe that it was incorrect for you to do so on the basis that i did not provide verification. If you see the other paragraphs under criticism and developement they do not have any cited verification either so on that basis you should have removed those as well. Additionally I did provide verification. It was published under facebook notes which is a reliable source. Additionally if you look under the university of arizona achieves you will find it, but those can't be cited as such as there is no proper way to do so. You may follow the link (verification) provided so you can see for yourself that it is information that has been published. To quote wikipedia: The threshold for inclusion in Wikipedia is verifiability, not truth—whether readers can check that material in Wikipedia has already been published by a reliable source, not whether editors think it is true. Allright thanks for your interest, and let us keep providing free and reliable information to the world! — Preceding unsigned comment added by AlanS333 (talkcontribs) 17:57, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

So what do you mean by verification?

Additionally, the other statements in the same section do not have verification, not even a reference. Are you going to delete does as well? Also you are more than welcome to go into the university of arizona into the physics the department and see such paper. — Preceding unsigned comment added by AlanS333 (talkcontribs) 18:18, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

Yes, this is a paper which has been published, which i did write, which i put on my Facebook notes for other's to see as i do not have a web page yet. Please stop removing it. Additionally by removing some papers and not others you are being unfair and biased, which goes against the wikipedia rules; on your basis you should remove all of them. I would advice you not to do so however as it would be a diservice to the spirit of wikipedia which is to provide information. So if you are to remove the post again, let me know how I can change the references so it may be acceptable. — Preceding unsigned comment added by AlanS333 (talkcontribs) 18:35, 11 November 2011 (UTC)[edit]

Just an FYI, I just notified the IT department for Frisco Independent Schools that users at that IP are engaging in abusive activities and explained to them how to have the block lifted on the IP address. They said they'll look into the abuse. I personally recommend leaving the block in place at least for the rest of the day. PCHS-NJROTC (Messages) 20:13, 14 November 2011 (UTC)


Thank you for welcoming me. Can I change my username? I don't think Paterno is a good name. Should I just create a new account? How about the name Jack Patern? I see you are an administrator. Can you change it or ask for me? If you can't, is there a Head Administrator that can do it? Jack Paterno (talk) 22:03, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

Thank you, but too bureaucratic. There are 8 steps with all this jargon. Isn't it easier just to make a new account? Either that or request it for me or make the process simpler. A form to fill out would be nice. Jack Paterno (talk) 22:07, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, too complicated. I will keep my username for now. Jack Paterno (talk) 22:24, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

More stuff[edit]

Hey audit-happy guy.,_Ohio%29

Look stuff up before you revert it. I made an adjustment that you undid and my adjustment was accurate. The principal name is wrong on that page.

31 hours[edit]

Hi Wknight94. I noticed that you recently blocked IP address for 31 hours for vandalism. I fully support your action. But I have a question I hope you can answer: I've often wondered why editors/IP addressed are frequently blocked for 31 hours - it's always struck me as an odd time period. Thanks. DH85868993 (talk) 00:07, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

It's one of the standard time periods in the block length choices. I like it because it basically blocks until the end of the next school day. Wknight94 talk 01:54, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
Ah, that makes sense. Thanks. DH85868993 (talk) 04:29, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

Pioneer Courthouse‎[edit]

I am interested in updating Pioneer Courthouse‎ with the names of judges such as Diarmuid O'Scannlain who have their chambers there. I noticed you indefinitely semi-protected Pioneer Courthouse‎ on 13 August 2009, saying "Upon further review, this page is almost never edited by IPs. Just leave semi-protected forever". After consulting WP:SEMI and WP:RUP, I decided to seek unprotection of Pioneer Courthouse‎. Since you are the one that protected it, I am hoping that by now you're willing to remove the protection. Thanks in advance. (talk) 11:33, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

Checked here in vain for your reply. You've been active since I brought up the question, so I'll wait a bit longer in case you forgot to reply then look for someone else to remove the protection. (talk) 21:44, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
I saw this request and unprotected the page, which had been protected for over 2 years. If you edit it, please be mindful of the need to cite reliable sources for your information. And do consider registering an account. --Orlady (talk) 23:52, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. Wknight94 talk 03:39, 30 November 2011 (UTC)


Hi Wknight94

Just noticed you blocked User: I have just noticed simmilar vandalism also by User: and User: which are in the same IP range. I am wondering if this may possibly be a sock but I don't know enough to tackle this. Could you advise?

WoodyWerm (talk) 19:30, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

Yes, looks like they finally got bored though. Otherwise, semi-protection is probably the next step. Wknight94 talk 20:01, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

Girlfriend and prostitute[edit]

You undid my statement many months ago. (this edit) Look, there is no difference in the principle! When you go to a prostitute, you pay her for enjoyment. She also gets enjoyment (plus money). If you don't want to pay, "get out". What about a girlfriend.? Ok, there is "romance", "love", etc. Is that real love? Or is it lust? It is lust. "I lust for you and you lust for me", that is: "I "love" your body and you "love" my body, not "I love you and you love me." No one (may be very, very few) "loves" another for what they are but what they have (e.g. sex appeal) or own (money, cars etc.). Do you understand? This is the harsh reality. Learn to face it. You pamper the girlfriend with goodies and riches to continue the relationship or else get rejected! You call this original research? In your country, you say "girlfriend", in our country we say "prostitute". That's all! - (talk) 16:01, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

Amazing. I thought this was Christmas, not April Fools Day... The Rambling Man (talk) 16:04, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

a request[edit]

You deleted Patricia A. Sullivan as an expired prod. Could you userify it for me? If there is nothing of value in its history I will promptly request speedy deletion. Geo Swan (talk) 07:55, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

All done: User:Geo Swan/Patricia A. Sullivan. Wknight94 talk 12:26, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
  • I created a new disambiguation page at Patricia A. Sullivan and turned the prodded article into a referenced stub. I figured a former University Chancellor who oversaw remarkable growth should meet WP:ACADEMIC.

    Thank for your cooperation. It was actually a namesake of the Chancellor I was interested in.

    Cheers! Geo Swan (talk) 17:54, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

A disambiguation page with one blue link? That was frowned on last I knew. Or are you turning the other link blue soon? Wknight94 talk 18:24, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Keith Bridgeman[edit]

Hi. FYI: Blocked another sock of long term vandal Keith Bridgeman aka General Tojo: User:Felicita Aragones, spamming his book on Vasco da Gama and Pedro Álvares Cabral. Also User:Janet Patterson, User:Ellen Reoch. Thanks for restoring the long term abuse log pages. Cheers -- Chris 73 | Talk 20:12, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

Robert Fripp vandalized by IP you blocked in November[edit]

In November, you blocked this vandalizing account.

The IP has repeatedly vandalized a BLP with defamatory nonsense.  Kiefer.Wolfowitz 17:12, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

H. J. Mitchell arrived faster than Winston Wolf and more powerfully than The Rock in Walking Tall.
10-4.  Kiefer.Wolfowitz 19:52, 7 February 2012 (UTC)


Is it possible that you can delete the Zack Wheeler and Tim Wheeler (baseball) re-directs?--Yankees10 17:45, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Done and done. Wknight94 talk 18:48, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
Thanks--Yankees10 18:50, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Sorry to bother you again, but can you also un-salt Matt Adams?--Yankees10 02:53, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

All done. Apparently it was an attack page/vandalism target? Let me know if I need to re-protect when you're done. Wknight94 talk 04:04, 9 February 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. Yeah, I guess it was created/deleted numerous times so they just decided to salt it. It was way back in 06/07 so hopefully there won't be any problems this time around.--Yankees10 04:43, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

I just have one more, I promise this will be the last one. Can you delete Mason Williams (baseball)?--Yankees10 23:33, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Done. And don't worry about these - they take me literally about 20 seconds. Wknight94 talk 01:51, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
Alright, thanks--Yankees10 01:52, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Excessive block durations[edit]

I see that you discovered that our mutual "friend" is using a Sprint mobile phone now. Maybe he has abandoned his Blackberry. Thanks for your good work.

However, I believe those two blocks are excessive in duration. Those are mobile phone IPs that are potentially accessed by many different customers, and one of the two was used by someone else for editing as recently as December. I would cut them back to 24 hours -- 48 hours at the most. --Orlady (talk) 14:50, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Suit yourself. Wknight94 talk 16:33, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Wknight94,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the community HERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.

So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.

Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your name HERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.


Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) 07:26, 12 February 2012 (UTC) Young June Sah --Yjune.sah (talk) 22:10, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

The persistence of vanity edits[edit]

Following up on an old conversation thread regarding a long-term vandal, the editor is still at it, six years later, though with a relatively low frequency. It's probably not worth the overhead of an abuse filter, but thought you might like a momentary diversion to see how persistent some people can be... isaacl (talk) 23:27, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Neptune Island (Long Island Sound)[edit]

No particular need to edit this article, but it's been over 2 years since anyone tried to vandalize it. Jim.henderson (talk) 00:31, 21 March 2012 (UTC)


Can you delete the Jonathan Schoop and Joe Wieland re-directs?--Yankees10 19:30, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

Stop that. Eagles 24/7 (C) 19:57, 12 April 2012 (UTC)
Done. (I'm assuming that other post was on the wrong page?) Wknight94 talk 20:03, 12 April 2012 (UTC)
Nope, see this and this. Eagles 24/7 (C) 20:11, 12 April 2012 (UTC)
Oy vey. Wknight94 talk 20:24, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

Can you do Trevor May and Andrelton Simmons?--Yankees10 18:07, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Done and done. Wknight94 talk 18:58, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
Thanks.--Yankees10 19:04, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Abuse Filter on the Article Feedback Tool[edit]

Hey there :). You're being contacted because you're an edit filter manager, At the moment, we're developing Version 5 of the Article Feedback Tool, which you may or may not have heard about. If you haven't; for the first time, this will involve a free-text box where readers can submit comments :). Obviously, there's going to be junk, and we want to minimise that junk. To do so, we're working the Abuse Filter into the tool.

For this to work, we need people to write and maintain filters. I'd be very grateful if you could take a look at the discussion here and the attached docs, and comment and contribute! Thanks :). Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 18:35, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Could be a horse of a different color?[edit]

I'm watching anyway. Special:Contributions/ChanceTears --Orlady (talk) 04:29, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Oh, I see him all over the place lately, but if you can't tell from my contributions, my Wikipedia days are mostly done. (And no, not because of trolls - just general lack of interest). Wknight94 talk 13:25, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Shawn Tolleson[edit]

Can you delete the Shawn Tolleson re-direct?--Yankees10 20:17, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

Done. Wknight94 talk 20:54, 4 June 2012 (UTC)
Thanks--Yankees10 20:54, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

Can you get rid of Kyle Cofield since its a useless re-direct that was created after the player was released.--Yankees10 16:27, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

I can. I notice there's a bunch of history there that was deleted via WP:PROD. Want me to restore any of that? Or weren't you going to re-create it in the first place? Wknight94 talk 16:39, 16 July 2012 (UTC)
I don't plan on re-creating it, I just think it should be deleted since its no longer needed as a re-direct since he isn't in the Pirates organization anymore.--Yankees10 16:43, 16 July 2012 (UTC)
Ah, okay, even better. It's gone. Wknight94 talk 16:48, 16 July 2012 (UTC)
Thanks--Yankees10 16:49, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

An old AfD you contributed to[edit]

Could you have a new look, four years later, at OpenClinica LLC, formerly Akaza Research? --Orange Mike | Talk 16:27, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

Template:Infobox color protection[edit]

A few years ago you permanently protected Template:Infobox color. Does the page still need full protection or can lowered to semi-protected or unprotected? PaleAqua (talk) 13:17, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Yes, I lowered to semi-protected. Wknight94 talk 13:25, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks PaleAqua (talk) 13:30, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Undid a Recent Edit Made by My IP Address[edit]

Dear Wknight94,

Firstly, I'm sorry if this is the wrong place to discuss this. I'm not very highly experienced with editing the site and even less so with communicating directly with other contributors.

I received a message from you a couple of minutes ago, delivered to my IP Address as I was not logged in at the time, saying that you'd reversed a recent edit. Having clicked on the link you provided and seen the edit, I agree that you were right to do so!

I just wanted you to know that I was not involved in this edit. What may have happened was that my IP Address was refreshed between the time of the edit being made and you sending your message, but I will scan my computer for spyware just to be sure.

Thank you for bringing this to my attention, and for correcting the initial problem.


Richie15 (talk)

19:52, 10 October 2012 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

Can you move Billy Hamilton (shortstop) to Billy Hamilton (baseball, born 1990). He is not just a SS anymore.--Yankees10 19:53, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

All done. Wknight94 talk 23:09, 24 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks--Yankees10 23:13, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

Apteva indef block[edit]

See Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard#apteva-block. Apteva/Delphi234 is up for possible blocking for violating a topic ban, but as you warned this sockpuppeteer over four years ago, at User talk:Delphi234#Usage of multiple accounts to stop using two accounts to deceptively edit solar and related energy/power articles to make it seem like multiple, independent editors, but the editor has continued to do exactly that up to the present, this is probably grounds for an indef block of User:Apteva and at least a somewhat-long-term block of the User:Delph234 sockmaster account, on grounds that considerably pre-date Apteva's current disruptive editing troubles at WP:AN. — SMcCandlish  Talk⇒ ɖכþ Contrib. 10:08, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Notice of WP:AN discussion[edit]

Hello Wknight94, this is notification of a WP:AN discussion regarding an editor you have dealt with. The thread is: WP:AN#Community ban for BLP-violating, sock-hopping conspiracy theorist from Hyogo, Japan. Appreciate your input, thanks! Zad68 18:10, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library![edit]

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July 2013[edit]

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Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:47, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Main Page appearance: Babe Ruth[edit]

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Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth (1895–1948) was an American baseball outfielder and pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1914 to 1935. Born in Baltimore, Ruth was sent at age seven to St. Mary's, a reformatory where he learned baseball skills. In 1914, Ruth was signed to play minor-league baseball for the Baltimore Orioles. He began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting (and some pitching) records, including 714 career home runs. In his fifteen years with the Yankees, Ruth helped them win seven American League pennants and four World Series championships. His big swing led to escalating home run totals that boosted baseball's popularity and made home runs a major factor in the sport. Ruth's unprecedented power and carousing lifestyle made him a larger-than-life figure in the "Roaring Twenties". One of the first five inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture, and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. (Full article...)

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Move request notification[edit]

Just to let you know I've requested the reversal of a move you made some time ago at Talk:Elizabeth Stanhope, Countess of Chesterfield. Opera hat (talk) 20:35, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of SSOE[edit]

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Deletion review for Brad Kroenig[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Brad Kroenig. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. Brenhunk (talk) 19:47, 2 May 2015 (UTC)


You're back! Whatever became of you? :) ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 08:43, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Ha, not really. Just thought it would be a logical place to ask a question. I'm a little surprised there isn't more coverage of that Supreme Court case here. Wknight94 talk 12:11, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Request to lower protection[edit]

Please lower the protection of Template:Death year and age to template-editor level for editing. This would keep it in line with the similar Template:Death date and age. Thanks, Wbm1058 (talk) 14:13, 20 June 2015 (UTC)


It seems like you were the admin who indefinitely blocked User:Fangusu back in 2008. It's been six and a half years since that block and the editor has acknowledged their socking past and claims to have done good work at Commons (in 2011 and again in 2014). Would you object to giving a second chance now? -- Ricky81682 (talk) 21:08, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Untitled (Dance Gavin Dance album) listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


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Porn/prostitution site problem[edit]

31 Aug. 2015 The one reference links to porn site. Should the Jeffrey site be protected? What is the standard procedure?

Invitation to subscribe to the edit filter mailing list[edit]

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Guess who's back. See (talk · contribs) Would you be willing to do the honors? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 08:10, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Lol, looks like he blocked himself. Wknight94 talk 19:11, 19 November 2015 (UTC)[edit]

Please protect GoAnimate with indefinite gold lock protection as admins only will edit (talk) 08:20, 12 November 2015 (UTC)


In January 2008 (!) you blocked this user as a sockpuppet of Serafin. He has now applied for unblock. The SPI shows some 117 socks, but apparently not this one. I am sure that you had an excellent reason for blocking; after nearly eight years can you recall what they were? --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 21:02, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Compare Funny4life's edits to most of these and this, etc., etc. Clearly an army of sleeper socks. Wknight94 talk 19:10, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

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Girl in cake[edit]

I noticed that you are one of the leading editors at Cake. Do you know if we have an article or content in a section of another article for the type of giant cake from which a model pops out for festive occasions (e. g. this video)? I understand that these are sometimes made largely or entirely of cardboard and frosting, but sometimes there is a real cake outside of the hidden compartment. I have tried surprise cake, pop cake and popup cake.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 19:55, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

About OpenModelica[edit]

Hi there,

I was trying to create a page for the simulation tool, openModelica. But I'm not sure about the deleted page content. If it was about the same, i would like to know why it was deleted. Please reply on my talk page.

Prajwalmr62 (talk) 06:36, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

Tun V.T Sambanthan listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


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Emerson (diismabiguation) listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


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Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Extended confirmed protection (also known as "30/500 protection") is a new level of page protection that only allows edits from accounts at least 30 days old and with 500 edits. The automatically assigned "extended confirmed" user right was created for this purpose. The protection level was created following this community discussion with the primary intention of enforcing various arbitration remedies that prohibited editors under the "30 days/500 edits" threshold to edit certain topic areas.

In July and August 2016, a request for comment established consensus for community use of the new protection level. Administrators are authorized to apply extended confirmed protection to combat any form of disruption (e.g. vandalism, sock puppetry, edit warring, etc.) on any topic, subject to the following conditions:

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Your message to me[edit]

I wasn't vandalizing. I meant to click the "show preview" button but clicked "save changes" by mistake. I immediately undid it and am sorry for the error, but I was not vandalizing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by The Congressman22 (talkcontribs) 21:07, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]


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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

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A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

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Hi, there was a request to change the full protection to template protection here. Because you hadn't edited in a month rather than wait to see if you were monitoring your talk page I have reduced the protection on {{If}}. If you think it should still be fully protected go ahead and change it back. Cheers. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 08:10, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

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LEGOLAND (Game) listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


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Northern Insurance Comapny of New York v. Chatham County listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


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