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Shanudrie Priyasad[edit]

Renew PC? --George Ho (talk) 18:40, 6 December 2015 (UTC)

Yes, I think that's on the agenda again. -- zzuuzz (talk) 19:46, 6 December 2015 (UTC)

Protect request[edit]

Could you please protect LeTourneau University. CLCStudent (talk) 20:43, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

Yes I think so. I'd prefer the article is straightened out at the same time... I'm just checking... -- zzuuzz (talk) 20:44, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

Signpost exit poll[edit]

Dear Wikipedian, you recently voted in the ArbCom election. Your username, along with around 155 other usernames of your fellow Wikipedians, was randomly selected from the 2000+ Wikipedians who voted this year, with the help of one of the election-commissioners. If you are willing, could you please participate (at your option either on-wiki via userspace or off-wiki via email) in an exit poll, and answer some questions about how you decided amongst the ArbCom candidates?

  If you decide to participate in this exit poll, the statistical results will be published in the Signpost, an online newspaper with over 1000 Wikipedians among the readership. There are about twelve questions, which have alphanumerical answers; it should take you a few minutes to complete the exit poll questionnaire, and will help improve Wikipedia by giving future candidates information about what you think is important. This is only an unofficial survey, and will have no impact on your actual vote during this election, nor in any future election.

  All questions are individually optional, and this entire exit poll itself is also entirely optional, though if you choose not to participate, I would appreciate a brief reply indicating why you decided not to take part (see Question Zero). Thanks for being a Wikipedian

The questionnaire[edit]

Dear Wikipedian, please fill out these questions -- at your option via usertalk or via email, see Detailed Instructions at the end of the twelve questions -- by putting the appropriate answer in the blanks provided. If you decide not to answer a question (all questions are optional), please put the reason down: "undecided" / "private information" / "prefer not to answer" / "question is not well-posed" / "other: please specify". Although the Signpost cannot guarantee that complex answers can be processed for publication, it will help us improve future exit polls, if you give us comments about why you could not answer specific questions.

Detailed Instructions: you are welcome to answer these questions via usertalk (easiest), or via email (for a modicum of privacy).

We do promise to try hard, not to make any mistakes, in the processing and presentation of your answers. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact column-editor GamerPro64, copy-editor 75.108.94.227, or copy-editor Ryk72. Thanks for reading, and thanks for helping Wikipedia. Ryk72 'c.s.n.s.' 14:52, 9 December 2015 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of User talk:Sawone1[edit]

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A tag has been placed on User talk:Sawone1, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G11 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page seems to be unambiguous advertising which only promotes a company, product, group, service or person and would need to be fundamentally rewritten in order to become encyclopedic. Please read the guidelines on spam and Wikipedia:FAQ/Organizations for more information.

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Talk page access[edit]

BlueSoz is going to need talk page access revoked per ... phewww, thanks for that -- samtar whisper 13:56, 16 December 2015 (UTC)

Edit Quest![edit]

Hardenstein 2014 - Adventurers.jpg Edit Quest!
Titusfox has requested that you join them for an afternoon of questing, slaying and looting at Edit Quest, the Wikipedia Based RPG! I Hope to see you there! TF { Contribs } { Edit Quest! } 14:01, 16 December 2015 (UTC)

Missy Elliott[edit]

Renew PC? --George Ho (talk) 21:26, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

Apology[edit]

Hello, Zzuuzz

I Just want to Apologize that I'm Sorry that I was Vandalizing Without a Permission and I Just want to know and Proven that Relgious Fundementalists are Proven to be Homosexuals according to CIA. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.114.84.136 (talk) 10:36, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

...And a happy New Year![edit]

All the best,

GABHello! 22:00, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

WikiDefender Barnstar Hires.png The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
You're on it like a car bonnet this evening 718smiley.svg -- samtar whisper 17:05, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Thanx.[edit]

Hello Zzuuzz, thanks for reverting [1] my Usertalkpage. When I click in my History on "Thank", it says "Send public thanks for this edit? Yes No", do you know what the difference between these 2 actually is, i.e. what is "public thanks"? Cheers, Poepkop (talk) 17:11, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Clicking no cancels the "thanking", yes sends the notification. The "public" side of it refers to the fact they are logged at Special:Log/thanks Face-smile.svg Have a good Christmas -- samtar whisper 17:14, 24 December 2015 (UTC)
Yes, this. Thanks. You're welcome. -- zzuuzz (talk) 17:16, 24 December 2015 (UTC)
I see, did it :-) Looks like some people I thought to have thanked were not actually thanked oh boy :-(. Oh well, have a Merry Christmas and stuff! Poepkop (talk) 17:33, 24 December 2015 (UTC)
What I don't understand is why zzuuzz doesn't thank me for giving him the opportunity to use his tools like NUKE and so on. I present a simple target rather than ones where all the edits would laboriously have to be gone through hand by hand to validate their usefulness to the 'pedia or anything. In the spirit of Christmas, I think zzuuzz and I should have a virtual hug... *outstretches arms*... 81.158.98.153 (talk) 17:29, 24 December 2015 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Y'know, that is considerate of you! Face-smile.svg your poem could do with some work though ~6/10 would revert again 718smiley.svg -- samtar whisper 17:33, 24 December 2015 (UTC)
Well it was off the cuff and I've never been much of a poet anyway. If you can help me come up with something for new year I'd be ever so pleased. You can be as creative as you like so long as it gets across the main message that user talk page will be given a jolly good showing for reasons hinted at but not fully explained. 81.158.98.153 (talk) 17:39, 24 December 2015 (UTC)
Unregistered editors cannot receive thanks :p -- zzuuzz (talk) 17:32, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Yo Ho Ho[edit]

Make sure to click on both pictures to see them full size Zzuuzz as they will give you a chuckle. May your 2016 be full of joy and special times. MarnetteD|Talk 18:09, 24 December 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the revert on my talk page as well. Socks like that make the Grinch seem like an affable fellow. MarnetteD|Talk 18:09, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Cuban Megatron[edit]

Thanks for blockin g Cuban Megatron. I've tagged his user page as an attack page. Please look at its history. Thanks. -- Whpq (talk) 19:23, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. Already gone. -- zzuuzz (talk) 19:24, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Protection[edit]

Hello! As you know, starship9000 has launched a sock campaign against my userpage. Do you advise protecting it, or just letting the socks give themselves away? It really doesn't bother me much. Thanks, GABHello! 02:35, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Sure does make it easy to find 'em, just by watching your Talk page. Like shootin' fish in a barrel. Face-grin.svg General Ization Talk 02:38, 30 December 2015 (UTC)
I'm a narcissist, so I do kinda like the attention. And it might conceivably divert him from causing serious havoc. Still... Protection may either send him to cause trouble elsewhere or just make him bored and leave. GABHello! 02:44, 30 December 2015 (UTC)
I could cordon off a little zone for them to have fun, or just point them to spi for the block. GABHello! 06:08, 30 December 2015 (UTC)
I think RBI might be the best solution all round, however I'll keep an eye on protecting your pages if necessary, or if you get too bored of it. In my experience any user who wants to be reported at SPI, or has too much fun with their usernames, should be neither tagged nor reported at SPI. -- zzuuzz (talk) 08:38, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

Happy New Year Zzuuzz![edit]

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Happy new year @Zzuuzz:! BlAcKhAt9(9 (talk) 17:02, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

J. J. Abrams[edit]

Renew PC? --George Ho (talk) 20:31, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

What do you think?[edit]

Hello Zzuuzz. Should talk page access be removed for Supdiopisawesome (talk · contribs). Per WP:BMB they shouldn't be editing at all. If you are okay with the post on that page then that is fine by me. Thanks for your time. MarnetteD|Talk 02:50, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

I think we can live without it. -- zzuuzz (talk) 02:53, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. Would you mind taking a look at removing talk page access for this one as well. This is part of this nest of socks Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Bigshowandkane64/Archive#25 December 2015. I'm not happy with my username being used in this fashion but I can deal with that. OTOH I would like the attack messages on the page to stop. I know that you aren't familiar with this situation so if you don't want to deal with it that is okay too. Thanks again and cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 03:01, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for that. It is much appreciated. A new odd thing is now taking place with the edits by 52.88.156.154 (talk · contribs). I'm not sure what they are on about but they are giving out an email address which may or may not be theirs. MarnetteD|Talk 03:12, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
What pleasant fellows. Yes, I've seen that. -- zzuuzz (talk) 03:14, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
Very weird and April 1st is months away :-) MarnetteD|Talk 03:21, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

Requesting rollback[edit]

The user Helmoony is mass-removing "Tunisian arabic" in articles that was in place since several months. after the debate in Tunisia portal in september, an admin finally decided to grant the mention of Tunisian arabic for the names of people and places. Things were so settled since then, but the user Helmoony is recently removing all the mentions, could you please do something about it ? Thank you.Zangouang (talk) 16:14, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

Dr. Luke[edit]

Renew PC? --George Ho (talk) 04:55, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Requested Revdel[edit]

You recently blocked the user who vandalised my talk page but I am requesting revdel as RD3. Nevermind you already did it Face-smile.svg. Dat GuyTalkContribs 11:05, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

Vanishing act[edit]

Thanks making those disappear. — JJMC89(T·C) 11:11, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

Protection[edit]

Should I make a request to semi-protect my talk page because of the recent vandalism? Dat GuyTalkContribs 14:12, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

Yours is just one of many pages being targeted at the same time, so I doubt its usefulness, however you can ask at RFPP if you're finding it tedious. -- zzuuzz (talk) 14:17, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

Special:Contributions/Giubbotto non ortodosso[edit]

Can you please block the user indefinitely, because same editing as multiple IPs from Italy, including Special:Contributions/82.51.122.43, Special:Contributions/82.53.179.230 both which has been blocked in 31 hours. 115.164.221.103 (talk) 14:30, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#Vandals_of_pages_music, Giubbotto non ortodosso -- zzuuzz (talk) 14:36, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

Angry IP[edit]

Hi Zzuuzz, maybe you should block his ability to edit his/her own Usertalkpage as well, to prevent further personal attacks [2]? Poepkop (talk) 16:49, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

Oh well, now he blanked the page again. Well, that is better than personal attacks. Only the nasty edit sumamries remain? Poepkop (talk) 16:51, 12 January 2016 (UTC)
  • I thought your fan club was dissolved, Zzuuzz. Drmies (talk) 17:47, 12 January 2016 (UTC)
    This one was by most standards quite angry - it makes a refreshing change. I expect to see them again, like all the rest. -- zzuuzz (talk) 17:51, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

IP sock on your block[edit]

Based on this the IP whose edit I just reverted on your talk page is probably a sock of the nearly identical IP user:175.142.163.119 who you recently blocked for similar vandalism on the same article. Meters (talk) 03:24, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

I see from the previous thread that he's been after you before. Meters (talk) 03:26, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

User talk:TheEditorUK2015[edit]

Looking at this user's contributions, I certainly see the reinstatement here as disruptive, but I think there's a reasonable interpretation of this as nothing more than naive, especially considering the edit summary. I'd like to unblock and give them another chance - what do you think? Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 09:13, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

You are welcome to unblock, as I expect they won't do that again. I should mention there are some concerns about multiple accounts[3]. Still, in the meantime, be my guest. -- zzuuzz (talk) 10:27, 13 January 2016 (UTC)
OK, thanks - I'll unblock, but I'll keep an eye on contributions. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 11:03, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Bronznazaret‎[edit]

Hi Zzuuzz. I just wanted to make you aware of this SPI. The user who vandalised my talk page is a suspected sock of the user above. Class455fan1 (talk) 17:32, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, slightly ahead of you :) I've already left a comment there. -- zzuuzz (talk) 17:33, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

Joemcphilly1962[edit]

Someone, possibly a sock of User:IHeardFromBob, has set up an account named User:Joemcphilly1962, days after Joemcphilly1961 was blocked. 64.134.188.247 (talk) 06:50, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

UAA[edit]

Hello Zzuuzz, I saw you are regularly blocking at UAA. I sometimes come across Usernames of which it is not clear to me, if they would need to be reported to UAA for review = if they are (near) "blatant violations"?

(1) names that seem to imply shared use by private people, e.g. "JohnAndMarian", or, "Harry&Anna". Seemingly these are noncommercial, private accounts perhaps from couples who want to use a single account for both of them, but is this allowed by the "no shared use" policy?

These are fairly clearly not allowed under policy. As they are normally good faith, it is polite to point them to the policy and ask them to reconsider.

(2) Names containing the word "Troll" (and seemingly intended to mean "troll" indeed, not as perhaps part of an exotic name)?

I've rarely seen a good editor with a name containing troll. Typically their first edit will indicate their intentions.

(3) as (2) but the word "Hacker"?

People who think they're hacking wikipedia, or the Internet, as they usually do, generally don't turn out well. However, hacker by itself is not a problem.

(4) what is the difference (in the User creation log) between " User ... was created" and "User ... was created automatically"?

Created automatically means they created their account on another language Wikipedia, and got auto-logged in at this one. (See: WP:SUL)

(5) Sometimes I see a promotional Useraccount that created a promotional userpage that meanwhile already has been deleted per CSD, but the User name is not blocked yet: should this still be blocked (reported) or left alone (he/she might come in again)?

For me, it depends on whether they get the message when their article is deleted. On the other hand, some company names are more of a problem than others. You can tell a lot by the admin deleting the article but not blocking the username. They will have seen it.

(6) Names that are clearly offensive in the language they are written, but that language not being English? The policy does not mention this at all?

You will know (or would have known) from WP:RFCN. I think it depends how egregious the translation is. For the record I would not have blocked your username, but I did wonder why you would pick it.

Thanks, Horseless Headman (talk) 16:54, 22 January 2016 (UTC).

No problem. -- zzuuzz (talk) 17:14, 22 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Hi zzuuzz, thank you. As to (6), my name is based on the headless horseman, but I thought Horseless Headman sounds a bit less spooky :-) But you are probably talking about my old name, right? It was something we used to call each other if someone did something very simple wrong, but was not considered offensive. Anyway, long discussions with lots of links to discussions elsewhere too in my archive number 2 if you are interested (in other words, it sounds "worse" imho in English then it ever did to us). The reason I asked now again is that a few days ago there was a name based on "Puta madre" [4] (now blocked) but I also (not often though) see offensife names in (again) Dutch [5] (meaning as much as "shitty kids / shitkids / bloody kids" (not blocked), and some other languages I know. I did see there is some list with words that is or were blocked directly at creating, e.g. the German "Scheiße" (eq. shit). Oh well, an interesting aspect of WP it is for sure :-) Cheers Horseless Headman (talk) 19:06, 22 January 2016 (UTC).
Yes I meant your old name. Us admins see more than you may realise. So we have MediaWiki:Titleblacklist and m:Title blacklist for light reading. Lots of offensive usernames will probably slip past everyone, including admins, which is like no one hearing if a tree falls in a forest. On the other hand, someone sometime may get offended. -- zzuuzz (talk) 19:14, 22 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Yes, I think that was the list I saw before somewhere sometime, thanks for the link ;-) "Us admins see more than you may realise", you mean, like this (youtube, videoclip, safe for work etc.) [6]? Iiiiiiiiiiii........ Horseless Headman (talk) 19:45, 22 January 2016 (UTC).
  • Hello Zzuuzz, what about the following category of names (both from today): [7], [8]. In itself no problem, but some people may either think it (somewhat) offensive that someone "must" make their religious viewpoints known to others - in a place where it actually should not matter, and/or (2) it might imply NPOV would be difficult if editing on a.o. religious subject pages. Wait for them to edit, I guess? Cheers, Horseless Headman (talk) 19:31, 1 February 2016 (UTC).
    Usually, I would suspect their competence and impartiality in most cases. Personally I am not too fanatic about blocking pro-religious names which aren't too strong and don't set out to offend - is it much different to having a username suggesting you're an atheist, or a Muslim, or believe in a flat earth, ghosts, or some other superstition? Yes, I'd usually wait for the edits. For example, this plum from today. -- zzuuzz (talk) 19:51, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Haha, total confusion, well, that plum is now in the pudding anyway! "Flat earth"? No, the earth is round, it is absolutely totally round, as round as a pancake. Yes, I agree with what you say, with one exception, that I undoubtedly misunderstood, you say: "..believe in.. ghosts, or some other superstition ..". So, are you sorta saying, all these gothic novels are just fiction??!? No Will-o'-the-wisp, no ghosts in the night, no ... headless horseman?? Horseless Headman (talk) 20:46, 1 February 2016 (UTC).

Thanks[edit]

Obviously, this is one area that I've had a bit of difficulty telling. Tropicalkitty (talk) 20:33, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

Face-smile.svg -- zzuuzz (talk) 20:35, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

Confirmation[edit]

Is that you? In this case you can get sysop rights there too, if you want. Greetings, Luke081515 20:37, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Thanks Luke081515. Absolutely not. No. Not me. Feel free to exercise your own sysop rights against this imposter. -- zzuuzz (talk) 07:42, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
(Global account log); 16:55 . . Luke081515 (talk | contribs | block) changed status for global account "User:Zzuuzz@global": set locked; unset (none) ‎(Abusive user name: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?diff=702896817)
Global locked at beta-cluster. Feel free to contact me, if you want to create a account there, then I would rename this account, so that you can use the account. Greetings, Luke081515 15:58, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
Same thing happened to me, I am betting we blocked the same sock puppet of a certain banned user recently. HighInBC 17:09, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
Probably, but I have too many fans and not enough interest to begin to guess. Ping Ohnoitsjamie. [9] -- zzuuzz (talk) 17:47, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
Yes, same user that followed me to Commons today. Block away. OhNoitsJamie Talk 17:51, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Wull[edit]

Wull, GOLLEE, fur the first time ever a troll compliments me, and you revert him? Shazaam! μηδείς (talk) 22:06, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Like the buses, there'll be another along soon.[10] -- zzuuzz (talk) 08:53, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Username creativity[edit]

Hi zzuuzz, I noticed you blocked [11] today. Just one minute before that username was created, a very similar username was created as per [12]. Maybe they have smth to do with eachother (handy for block evasion), or maybe not, but I thought I'd let you know. Cheers Horseless Headman (talk) 20:09, 3 February 2016 (UTC).

User page deleted[edit]

Hi zzuuzz, I noticed that you deleted my user page, and I wanted to know why you deleted it. Thanks. KBH96 (talk) 01:40, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Certainly. The deletion log entry for KBH96 shows the creator, their first edit shows the target, and your userpage consisted of one edit containing the whole of the target's userpage at the time with, as far as I can tell, minor alterations of no relevance. It could normally have been blanked, but since your userpage was gloriously red the most obvious solution was to redden it again. Why this all happened to you is something I can't recall. -- zzuuzz (talk) 04:58, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Oh. Okay. Well, thanks for the explanation. KBH96 (talk) 17:50, 5 February 2016 (UTC)