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Hi Zzuzz you have notified me of spamming, can you show me all the pages and and links that were posted from this IP address. I am sure you know well that this IP address is a static IP address and not a dynamic one. Abuse from this IP address is very unlikely to take place and i am certain any external links place were not a means of spamming.

I plan to add other external sites to articles which i think users may find useful in relation to the topic.

I look forward to your reply. (talk) 03:32, 30 June 2008 (UTC) Thanks

Please see guidlines on external links and spam. -- zzuuzz (talk) 12:16, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

User talk:

A user from this IP address is requesting unblocking; you had blocked the IP as an open proxy. Could you please take a look and comment? Thanks. Mangojuicetalk 13:50, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

I have turned down the request as it is still an open proxy and the user knows it. Feel free to add anything.. -- zzuuzz (talk) 14:02, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

User:Amir beckham

Have you indef block this user? if so, please at a templete at User:Amir beckham's userpage. ĤéĺĺвοЎ (talk) 03:17, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

Yes I have, though I chose not to leave templates. -- zzuuzz (talk) 12:16, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

OrgasGirl block

Thanks for blocking OrgasGirl. I saw what she was doing, but didn't know how to stop it.

That person appears to also be using Glass Ball Blower, as seen in (talk) 06:55, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

They are also using Pink!Teen (talk) 07:02, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. These accounts get blocked fairly quickly. Vandalism in progress can be reported to WP:AIV. -- zzuuzz (talk) 12:16, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

User talk:LRTrekkie

Could you comment on this user's unblock request? It's from a proxy rangeblock you did on Mangojuicetalk 14:11, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

This is a hosting range which contains hundreds of open proxy domains [1] and this user's IP address is a private anonymous VPN service.[2] I have been asked before to unblock this range, but have never seen a compelling enough case to outweigh the abuse we get from the dynamic number of anonymising proxies in this range. However, I have no objections to an unblock or softblock(AO/ACB) of the range at your or any other admin's discretion. -- zzuuzz (talk) 15:01, 21 July 2008 (UTC)
Short of some serious work to block smaller and more specific ranges, I think this is probably fine the way it is. My understanding is that even logged-in users shouldn't be editing via proxies, unless they have a specific allowance to do so. Mangojuicetalk 15:28, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Response on my talk page

Thanks for the message. I've replied on my talk page.  DDStretch  (talk) 20:36, 23 July 2008 (UTC)


Hi, can you please explain why you think primary sources are needed at GENUKI; what part of the artcile is lacking? (talk) 16:28, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Hello. This article contains nothing but primary sources (see {{primarysources}}), and so it needs independent reliable sources added. It actually also qualifies for speedy deletion (see WP:CSD#A7), though you're lucky I've heard of it, not every admin will have. -- zzuuzz (talk) 16:34, 28 July 2008 (UTC)
Speedy deletion? GENUKI is one of the primary web-based sources of genealogical and local history information in Britain. It's known worldwide as an accurate source. OK, maybe some more third party source references are needed, but speedy deletion - no way. (talk) 16:43, 28 July 2008 (UTC)
I know where you're coming from, but the article needs to indicate this, and equally importantly, support such claims with multiple independent reliable sources. -- zzuuzz (talk) 16:47, 28 July 2008 (UTC)
OK, I'll do some work on it, thanks. (talk) 16:48, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Odd IP block

This new account has no edits and has only been around two days, but has already gotten affected by a recent block of this IP address. The odd thing is that the IP hadn't blocked for about two weeks before you blocked it. This irregularity is what made me hesitate to clear the autoblock. Is there something I'm missing?--chaser - t 08:22, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for contacting me. Quite a block log huh. You may view the block in the context of this edit. Please check its userpage, the category it's in, and this other category. The IP has belonged to User:USEDfan for the last year, and I have no reason to believe it's changed (hence the hardblock). Only a checkuser will confirm if I am right, however in the meantime I leave you to use your discretion. -- zzuuzz (talk) 09:02, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
Checkuser says you nailed it [3]. Thanks anyway for your time.--chaser - t 19:41, 30 July 2008 (UTC)


Face-smile.svg Thank you for reverting the vandalism to my talk page -- much appreciated. – ukexpat (talk) 13:39, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

No problem! -- zzuuzz (talk) 02:36, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Christian Contino

Hello, I dont understand why you had to delete the above article as it wasn't finished, and therefore you couldnt have made a rational decision if it merited deleting. Contino is a member of Mensa and a notable property investor, and has worked with John Tabatabai in order to invest his poker winnings. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tinoproductions (talkcontribs) 14:39, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Hello. Please review the inclusion guidelines and the speedy deletion criteria. Member of Mensa? Knows someone famous? You will have to do better than that if you are going to write about yourself. Please don't forget to include multiple independent reliable sources. Thanks. -- zzuuzz (talk) 14:47, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your useful guidelines. I will comply and resubmit. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tinoproductions (talkcontribs) 14:50, 31 July 2008 (UTC)


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Thanks for reverting that vandal that vandalized my guestbook. Owe you one. Cheers. Gears of War 2 21:30, 1 August 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! -- zzuuzz (talk) 02:36, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

No hard feelings?

Hello Zzuuzz!

I know that this delayed (alright, it's really delayed), but my sincere apologies for my disruptive behaviour that went on a little more than a year ago.

I am terribly sorry and hope that you and others understand that I am trying to make things fair now. I have recently taken a liking in anti-vandalism efforts.

Best regards, ~ Troy (talk) 00:27, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Ah, the pope page mover! No problem of course. Let me know if I can ever be of assistance again. -- zzuuzz (talk) 00:31, 2 August 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for reverting the blanking.--Rockfang (talk) 03:21, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Any time! -- zzuuzz (talk) 02:36, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Can I have some advice?

Hey mate, I'm new to wikipedia and am trying to find my feet when it comes to creating and editing pages. You deleted my page 'Good Shepherd Church, Cairns, Australia'. Can you please give me some advice as to what I could do to make this page more informative/notable? It would be appreciated if you could post the text template on my userpage so that I can refine before attempting to repost. Thanks in advance for your help. user:dazo89 —Preceding undated comment was added at 15:05, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Hi. Wikipedia has inclusion criteria called WP:N, which essentially boils down to the need to provide independent reliable sources to support any article. This was the main downfall of the article. Other problems included writing in the first person, and excessive (unencyclopaedic) references to your beliefs (for example "supporting missions that take the wonderful message of our Lord Jesus Christ.."). As an encyclopaedia we must remain objective, and refer to knowledge which has already been established independently of the subject. I have to say from experience that I don't fancy your chances, but if you can provide two references from independent reliable sources with this church as its subject I would be happy to restore it to your userspace for further work. -- zzuuzz (talk) 15:30, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Survey request

Hi, Zzuuzz I need your help. I am working on a research project at Boston College, studying creation of medical information on Wikipedia. You are being contacted because you have been identified as an important contributor to one or more articles.

Would you will be willing to answer a few questions about your experience? We've done considerable background research, but we would also like to gather the insight of the actual editors. Details about the project can be found at the user page of the project leader, geraldckane. Survey questions can be found at geraldckane/medsurvey. Your privacy and confidentiality will be strictly protected!

The questions should only take a few minutes. I hope you will be willing to complete the survey, as we do value your insight. Please do not hesitate to contact me or Professor Kane if you have any questions. Thank You, BCproject (talk) 08:23, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletions

Zzuzz, why haven't you given me time to respond? That was your obligation. Instead, you've deleted those edits in less than few minutes. That's almost abuse of powers. Calm down, please.
"Speedy deletion" means deletion a little quicker than ordinary article, but that doesn't mean "delete before the other side can react".
[4] and [5] and [6]?
I was reading the rules (I've got the notification), what and whome to respond and how to react, and when I've returned (to insert "hangon"), the pages were gone?
Does someone have interest in hiding of vandalisms of that user?
Has anyone read the comments that I made, when I've inserted those templates?
Man, we're dealing with a vandal. Vandals must be located and identified. Other users don't have to waste months before someone warns them that they're arguing with vandal/troll.
Why haven't you asked me for explanation? I'm trying to play by the rules, so I'm kindly ask you to behave the same way.
I hope that this message has prevented any future misunderstandings. Sincerely, Kubura (talk) 12:58, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

No big deal. The pages were in the wrong place. I could either have moved them, or you could simply recreate them (they didn't appear too helpful as userpages or anti-vandal tools to be honest), and less work is involved in simply recreating them. Speedy deletion means the decision to delete is obvious. You should also allow time. -- zzuuzz (talk) 13:04, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

Everything OK, CultureDrone has explained me. Sorry for disturbing.
The heat here is taking its toll. I haven't noticed the absence of "user" before the incriminated IP-address. Thank you on your prompt response.
Looking forward for our further cooperation. Kubura (talk) 13:08, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

Chore of Enchantment
Thanks for removing the eye-wateringly rapid speedy deletion tagging of this article. Alchemagenta (talk) 11:26, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

No problem. The user has been banned several times for doing this. -- zzuuzz (talk) 13:25, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Image talk speedy deletions

I replied on my talk page and posted a note to admin MZMcBride (talk · contribs), who has been doing a slew of speedy deletions of image talk pages under g6 lately. Cirt (talk) 15:35, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

I honestly thought that since there was zero discussion there, only tags, it was not a big deal to have it deleted. My apologies, Cirt (talk) 16:04, 3 August 2008 (UTC)
Update: No need for you to go remove the tags - I self-reverted on all. Cheers, Cirt (talk) 16:08, 3 August 2008 (UTC)


So sorry old chap! I didn't realise that I was being disruptive!




x x x —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:54, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Re: post on my talk page

Sorry, I don't have a lot of experience dealing with open proxies. I've only been an admin for a week and a day. If you have time, can you help me go through my block log and hardblock all the proxies that I softblocked? Sorry for messing up... :/ J.delanoygabsadds 00:29, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

nvm, there's only a couple... J.delanoygabsadds 00:31, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
All right. I am apparently not doing so well today. I'm going on a proxy hiatus until my brain comes back online. J.delanoygabsadds
You are probably doing fine. You are of course welcome to peruse my blocking log if it helps, as I tend to block quite a few, or drop by anytime. -- zzuuzz (talk) 00:35, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
What I meant is, I just unblocked and re-hardblocked either three or four proxies that you had already hardblocked. I'm either not paying attention enough, or I am just showing my n00Bness. Either way, I think I'll slow down and just deal with normal vandals for now. Sorry for all the yellow bars... J.delanoygabsadds 00:40, 5 August 2008 (UTC)


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For using admin-magic to keep the desks free from junk, while allowing useful contributions. Algebraist 01:56, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! Keeping it free from junk is the easy part, it's allowing useful contributions at the same time that can be tricky. -- zzuuzz (talk) 02:36, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Ancient Olympic Games

Is there any chance that I could get this page protected from IP edits? For some reason it seems to attract steady vandalism. Ironholds 07:48, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Ancient Olympic Games (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)


Hi Zzuuzz, I noticed here you reverted the link to AnonTalk added by I did the same thing earlier, but the user responded here and I wasn't sure if I'd done the right thing. Just to clarify, was I right to revert? Thanks. 20I.170.20 (talk) 12:22, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Hello. Absolutely, and I will hopefully be backing you up with insta-bans. For context see the IP's contributions and virtually every entry in my recent logs[7] (as well as several hundred previous ones) and this Google search. I also strongly recommend that the current sentence is either supported by independent references or removed. -- zzuuzz (talk) 13:25, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
That's insane, and I see from this google search that it's a problem for a number of websites. I'll definitely try and help out if I see it anywhere else, though I think you've got the ref desks covered. And I think you deserve this to add to your already numerous awards:
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For your amazing work reverting AnonTalk spam. 20I.170.20 (talk) 15:47, 5 August 2008 (UTC)


why don't you protect the page instead of allowing the troll to continue through proxies ?? ..--Cometstyles 13:33, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Why don't you revert some of the vandalism to help me do that? -- zzuuzz (talk) 13:35, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Another barnstar

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For tirelessly reverting vandalism on Liverpool Blue Coat School. -- Organic Cabbage (talk) 14:17, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Oh hey

Looks like you beat me to blocking Tainted Salter while I was rolling back his contribs. Nice double play there. I assume you're taking care of any necessary templates? Thanks.

Other than that I have nothing to say, I'm just having a good day and want to wish you a good day too. Bye! --Kizor 16:35, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

I've protected one vandalised template, and left the other. I will check if there have been any others. -- zzuuzz (talk) 16:39, 5 August 2008 (UTC)



Re: Proxies

I don't know where it is accessible from. I'm just going through the list of suspected open proxies, and I manually configure Firefox to connect via proxy. If I can view Wikipedia pages after saving the settings, I know it is an open proxy, but as a final check I go to Special:Mytalk to verify that the IP address is not my own. If all is in order, I block it from Safari (where I am logged in as User:J.delanoy), and then add {{blockedproxy}} to the proxy's talk page using the proxy. Should I not be doing this? As I said, I have little experience with proxies. J.delanoygabsadds 17:50, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Umm, I found another one. Should I just block it? J.delanoygabsadds 18:02, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
That all sounds good, but you would usually know the port number or in the case of web proxies the URL. I am referring to examples like [8] and [9]. It helps the reviewing admins to know exactly what to check. -- zzuuzz (talk) 18:07, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
Almost all the one's I use are using port 3128. Should I put that in the block reason? J.delanoygabsadds 18:11, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
It would help. You can see how Spellcast and I both usually do it (as do some others). Otherwise the reviewing admin must check Tor lists, reverse DNS and web proxy lists, and run an extensive port scan instead of merely checking the one port. -- zzuuzz (talk) 18:15, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Block of

I think a week is a bit long for one vandalism edit, what caused to make such a long block? Prodego talk 18:54, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

Anyone taking part in board invasion should be blocked and remain blocked. I don't think I can really elaborate on that. The IP doesn't appear too dynamic or shared. -- zzuuzz (talk) 19:01, 6 August 2008 (UTC)


Good day Zzuuzz, I was wondering if you could double check the port(s) on this ip again, on Commons the ip requested to be unblocked see User talk: Regards, --Kanonkas :  Talk  20:19, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

Hi. This may be a bit tricky to explain.. This was an exit IP for an open proxy which was at (port 80)[10]. The proxy appears to have since moved from the original IP, but may still be exiting through, hence a check of this IP's ports tells us nothing. Entry IPs for exit IPs are notoriously difficult to trace, but I will take a look to see if I can find it and check if it still exits through the same IP. If you don't hear back from me within a day or you should assume the continuing block is unsubstantiated. I suspect it may have moved on, but equally the blocked IP appears to have been used as an exit for quite some time. -- zzuuzz (talk) 20:44, 6 August 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the help, hope to get a reply from you tomorrow if you can about this here. Regards, --Kanonkas :  Talk  21:04, 6 August 2008 (UTC)
I've done some further checks and the results are inconclusive or unproven, or in other words it does not appear to be currently open. It may not currently be a proxy, but it currently seems likely that it will be one again in the future. Hope that helps :) -- zzuuzz (talk) 08:17, 7 August 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for your help! Regards, --Kanonkas :  Talk  09:11, 7 August 2008 (UTC)
Also I was wondering if you could give me some tips on how to catch open proxies, you can email it if you want, or reply back here if you can. Regards, --Kanonkas :  Talk  12:00, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
I will probably send you some stuff by email. First you must suspect that an IP is an open proxy, usually by duck test, then you should Google it. If Google fails there are other things to try. Lastly, that it is an open proxy should be confirmed. An alternative is to find the proxies before they edit. -- zzuuzz (talk) 17:20, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
Haven't got an email from you & it would be nice if you also explain how to get into exit servers, web servers & open proxies (email me back). Thanks, --Kanonkas :  Talk  18:36, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
You've got mail. --Kanonkas :  Talk  12:53, 28 August 2008 (UTC)


I didn't introduce any imdb(I don't know what this is) or unsourced material. I reverted some edits that removed information that is interesting to the common reader and betters the wiki. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Beatsbox (talkcontribs) 16:39, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

6afraidof7 block

Hi there... 6afraidof7's talk page is a bit of a mess, but it looks like you put a block template there that s/he has removed--which is in keeping with a pattern of removing warnings (multiple vandalism warnings, copyvio, block). My understanding is that removing such warnings is not permitted. Is that the case?


Prince of Canada t | c 20:29, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

Hi. The edit was put there by the user themself[11] - it was a request to have their Autoblock removed, and they obviously changed their mind. It's all good, though why they are using the same IP address as a vandal may be worth looking into. Removing warnings or block notices is not usually a problem. If they are a vandal they will be blocked no matter what's left on their talk page, and if they are blocked and the removal of the block notice is seen as disruptive then their talk page can be protected. WP:USER has the details. -- zzuuzz (talk) 20:38, 7 August 2008 (UTC)
Ahh... weird, because your name showed up in the template. Is that automatic? I would definitely suggest looking into the vandal thing.. I'd refer you to the diff here and his/her response here; the user is claiming that they only made some edits. I suppose someone else took over the computer partway? Prince of Canada t | c 20:46, 7 August 2008 (UTC)
It's automatically displayed in the block notice they see when they try to edit. I refer you to Doctor Spam (talk · contribs · block log) and the history of one of the pages s/he edited. So I guess we should consider a ban, or a block, or a word in their ear. -- zzuuzz (talk) 21:00, 7 August 2008 (UTC)
Ahhh... okay. Prince of Canada t | c 22:32, 7 August 2008 (UTC)


I know you're one of the users that follows the page closely, it was recently vandalized and I'm having trouble restoring deleted content. Is there a way to undo an edit even if it says it can't be undone?

See the edit made on: 16:26, 7 August 2008 (Talk) (36,874 bytes) Boston2austin (talk) 22:56, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Done (using popups). See Help:Reverting for the old school way. -- zzuuzz (talk) 23:01, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Powerbook 100 vandal

Obviously these vandals are the same person. Should get a checkuser done, and block the entire IP address these accounts are coming from. Reyk YO! 10:30, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. If a checkuser is around that would be helpful. -- zzuuzz (talk) 10:32, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
Done. I've made a request here for an IP check. Good work on the constant reverting. Reyk YO! 10:48, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. I think the checkusers are all normally asleep at this time of day. -- zzuuzz (talk) 10:58, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

Hello Zzuuzz, I block conflicted with you when trying to re-block that range. I checked the anon edits from this range, and posted the result here for you. This shows that the most edits from this range during the past weeks are made by that vandal. What do you think about extending that block a bit (I tried to block for 31 hours)? --Oxymoron83 19:17, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

Hi. 31 hours would seem to be appropriate at this time. I leave it to you whether to reblock now or when the current block expires.. -- zzuuzz (talk) 19:34, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
Given that this user often stops around 20.00 UTC I think I'll leave it at that for now and probably postpone that block to tomorrow. Just saw that the full /16 range was blocked for 2 weeks recently. --Oxymoron83 20:02, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
I missed that, and I even blocked it myself. I think the smaller range can take care of this vandal. -- zzuuzz (talk) 20:07, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
Yes, the small one is enough. --Oxymoron83 20:09, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

IP Vandals

Hi, regarding the comments, please see: User talk:Hersfold. In the end, I took the time to type it all up. Thanks. History2007 (talk) 03:57, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Rajah page move

Hi Zzuuzz, I was wondering what the reasoning was for requesting the move of Rajah (dog) to Rajah? I'm also letting you know that I have asked for this move to be rolled back. See Wikipedia:Requested moves#11 August 2008 for the move request, and place comments at Talk:Rajah#Requested move. This was raised at Wikipedia talk:Tambayan Philippines#Why is "Rajah" a dog?. - Tbsdy lives (talk) 11:08, 11 August 2008 (UTC)


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Your great at Anti-Vandalism! I'm giving you this barster because you are great at reverting vandalism. Thanks! Infernal495 (talk) 16:17, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! -- zzuuzz (talk) 16:27, 12 August 2008 (UTC)


Yeah, I didn't know that you were applying rangeblocks. I've been blocking the individual IPs for 7 days because I assumed that sooner or later his ISP would start giving him the same IPs he had before when he resets his router. Do you think it would be a good idea to ask a checkuser to look at that IP range to see if we can get away with a longer-term range-block, like 72 hours or a week? J.delanoygabsadds 15:14, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

It may take more than seven days ;) There is a gadget that can help with range-contribs (see your preferences), though it's a bit buggy I have checked fairly extensively. Anon-only blocks may cause a little collateral, but not that much. There are up to 8 /16 ranges being used (32.155 - 32.159 and 32.172 - 32.174), combined with an occasional more-static IP. It's quite a lot for a long block, so I would prefer trying out the shorter blocks first. -- zzuuzz (talk) 15:22, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
Yeah. I really think it would be a good idea to get a checkuser to look and see if we can do a long range-block. What do you think? Either way, I doubt it is possible to completely rangeblock that vandal. The max we can apply is a /16, right? Well I did a WHOIS, and his ISP has access to, or -! Obviously, he won't be able to access all of those, but I think you know what I mean. I sent a letter to the ISP's abuse email address. Here's hoping they can stop this from the other end. J.delanoygabsadds 15:54, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
As I mentioned, 8 /16 range blocks are being used, and there is some, but not a great deal of collateral. I plan on stepping up the lengths in due course. -- zzuuzz (talk) 15:58, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
Actually I'll call truce. I've become too much of a pest. The bandit will hang up his browser. OK? (talk) 19:00, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Royal Russell School

I appreciate you're right to do so and respect it.

May i ask you're connection with the school?

Thanks, Toon —Preceding unsigned comment added by ToonIsALoon (talkcontribs)

Replied on your talk page. -- zzuuzz (talk) 17:11, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

sprot of user talk

Noticed this declination of a request for user talk semi-protection and can't help wondering why a few admins, who should be even more open to being contacted by anyone on their talk pages, are seemingly allowed to have their user talk pages indefinitely semi-protected. user:Everyme 15:18, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

Any examples? -- zzuuzz (talk) 15:20, 16 August 2008 (UTC)
Let me look. user:Everyme 15:40, 16 August 2008 (UTC)
Indeed. I'm aware of only one or two admins who have ever caused complaint by having their talk pages semi-protected. It is not uncommon on a temporary basis, because admins tend to give a lot of vandals hissy fits, but permanent semi-protection would normally be something raised on one of the admin boards. -- zzuuzz (talk) 07:59, 18 August 2008 (UTC)


Would you mind restoring sprotection? Anontalk hasn't gone away. Algebraist 20:13, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Quite happy to, but I would suggest giving it a minute or two. -- zzuuzz (talk) 20:15, 17 August 2008 (UTC)
Looks like you were right. Algebraist 21:43, 17 August 2008 (UTC)
Timing seems to be an issue with this spambot. -- zzuuzz (talk) 07:59, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Please explain

Please explain why you keep deleting content from Mayor Taylor's page. I frankly have little time to go back and forth on this. She is an elected official. All of the content is accurate. I would respectfully ask you to help me understand why you keep doing this. Slovelady (talk) 21:39, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

IP range contribs

Hello Zzuuzz!

I was inquiring range-contribs before I even knew that there was such a tool. I knew I'd find it! I went on J.delanoy's talk page and asked about the idea—and that lead me here to you.

...yes, I know that it's really buggy, but I installed it anyway because there were a lot of IP vandals that I spotted who kept changing their IPs.

If you have any suggestions on how I should not (mis)use the tool, I'm all ears. Cheers, ~ Troy (talk) 02:50, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Hi. If you were an admin I would advise you to watch out for the collateral, particularly with hardblocks or potentially missing diffs. As an investigative tool I'm not sure if it can be misused. -- zzuuzz (talk) 07:59, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Of possible interest

This may be a cross wiki issue if I'm correct! Cheers --Herby talk thyme 15:09, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

I will keep a look out, but haven't seen anything to date. What kind of articles? -- zzuuzz (talk) 15:13, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
Sorry should have said. User: space (I am such a suspicious sod!). Commons has been getting a lot of promotional user pages recently - mostly "vanilla" adverts but these - I think - are a bit different. Mail shortly :) --Herby talk thyme 16:32, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
People using userpages for advertising? No, I don't believe it. Have you seen spamsearch by the way? -- zzuuzz (talk) 19:35, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
Useful - not seen that. If you spot anything that might interest me you know where I am! Cheers --Herby talk thyme 10:50, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

You've got mail

... NawlinWiki (talk) 23:25, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Dingbat2007's IP socks

I have a concern that 70. ... (70.128. ... most recently) is the same guy as, located at Richardson, Texas according to WHOIS. Now, appears to be a sockpuppet of Dingbat2007 (as explained on Neutralhomer's talk page), so if the two IPs match and are not shared IP address, than this guy's sockpuppetry is likely the second most massive case that I've come across.

The large chunk of the IPs (as explained here) are traced from Richardson, Texas, others are traced from Herndon, Virginia, but the point is, the IP range matches and so does the disruptive editing. Dingbat's user account socks might have been obvious, but these IPs appear to be taking it a little too far. I dunno if we should contact any sockpuppet experts (like Rlevese or Thatcher), but either way, I'm afraid that block evasions are, in this case, about as common as the vandal edits themselves. ~ Troy (talk) 02:10, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

PS, the two routes from Virginia and Texas evidently match as seen on this image talk page. Regards, ~ Troy (talk) 02:45, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
The addresses listed in WHOIS normally refer to the location of the ISP, rather than the user. For example there are well over four million IPs from Dulles, Virginia which looks fairly small to me. You need to look at who is the ISP, and whether the IPs are dynamic. -- zzuuzz (talk) 09:38, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
Well, the last known "sock" of Dingbat was apparently an IP that was registered at AT & T ..., who was active just a day ago, is registered at AT & T as well ...OK, the editing from the Virginia-based ISPs are not quite something that I'm sure of, but I guess I sort of subconsciously noticed a link between the two ...regardless, I can tell you for sure that if Dingbat's sock puppet report is anywhere near accurate, then must be the same guy—and so are all the other Richardson, Texas-based IPs at which the vandal is using. I often check the whois report and "Texas" and "Virginia" seem to come up almost daily. Otherwise, if in doubt, I think a Checkuser should be able to confirm things. ~ Troy (talk) 17:04, 19 August 2008 (UTC)


Thanks that's a weird one, seen similar things about every 500,000 edits. There was an WP:AWB application error at the same time, so I've logged a bug for that. Rich Farmbrough, 23:39 20 August 2008 (GMT).


Can I call your attention to this? Thank you. Ed Fitzgerald (unfutz) (talk / cont) 18:39, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

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Port 80? --Oxymoron83 12:23, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

yup -- zzuuzz (talk) 12:35, 8 September 2008 (UTC)


dude/babe, its not a rant. there's nothing more clear about that company's operation than just surfing to their website & having a look at what they do. BUT by citing their website, it'd be spamming Wiki because we'd be leading folks to their "business opportunity". that wiki entry speaks for itself, folks entering keywords into Google, will be able to see what they do. it even links to other wiki pages of orgs that operate the same way. where/what do you suggest that requires citing a source?? Nwmwiki (talk) 15:06, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

See Wikipedia:Verifiability and Wikipedia:No original research. Independent reliable sources. -- zzuuzz (talk) 15:09, 8 September 2008 (UTC)


Thank you for hard blocking this open proxy IP address. I don't know what's happening, but some troll who originated from YouTube, is using open proxies to post someone's personal information on random pages on top of vandalizing my talk page. Hopefully there can be something we can do about it because this troll is likely going to come back. NHRHS2010 |  Talk to me  21:03, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

No problem, there's been quite a few of these recently. Maybe one day they will realise their futility. -- zzuuzz (talk) 21:10, 8 September 2008 (UTC)
I hope so; this troll is mostly trolling on YouTube, and he has came to Wikipedia a few times; the most recent being today, when he used a proxy to post someone's personal information on two pages and then writing "Wiener" five times on my talk page with a nonsense section title. NHRHS2010 |  Talk to me  21:36, 8 September 2008 (UTC)


Thank you for your help! --Kralizec! (talk) 21:19, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

Anytime! -- zzuuzz (talk) 23:18, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

Declined speedy

Please see my reasoning here. Since you declined it too, I'd like to hear your opinion.    SIS  23:51, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

Hello, I saw your reasoning, and saw no foundation for it. -- zzuuzz (talk) 23:52, 11 September 2008 (UTC)
[scratches head] It must be me, then. Okay.    SIS  00:00, 12 September 2008 (UTC)
I'll elaborate - see Geogre's Law - it is extremely common for people to miscapitalise their name. He did not create nonsense articles, but typical newbie articles which basically restate the title (assuming that people won't come along in under a minute to delete them). You say they are a vandal, but they have not vandalised. You say it was an page intended to disparage its subject, but there was no attack. You say you are sure that the teacher is not the person using the account - there is no foundation for that view. If you see an attack, or an impersonation to be concerned about, feel free to bring it up again. -- zzuuzz (talk) 00:11, 12 September 2008 (UTC)
Surely miscapitalisation is uncommon for teachers. I very much hope so, at least. But as I said above; okay. Both Toddst1 and you believe I'm wrong, which is fine with me. I'm pretty sure I'm right but I obviously have no way to prove it. We'll just have to wait and see where teacher poon goes from here. By the way, speaking of teachers, it's not "an page", it's "a page" [wink]. Thanks,    SIS  00:26, 12 September 2008 (UTC)
There are leaders of countries with worse grammar. -- zzuuzz (talk) 00:28, 12 September 2008 (UTC)
LOL. True.    SIS  00:36, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

Can you remove vandalism on Hutong page

Hello, Zzuuzz. I believe that you can fix a serious problem because you seem to have knowledge of coding. Some weird colorful images dominates the page in quesiton. Given the praise, Got Grawp? I believe a vandal inserted such inappropriate codes on the page. Could you remove it from the article? Thanks--Caspian blue (talk) 14:39, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

Should be fixed now. -- zzuuzz (talk) 14:41, 13 September 2008 (UTC)
Thank you for the help.--Caspian blue (talk) 14:48, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

Ethnic group articles

Hi. In light of the failure to reach consensus at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Afghan British‎ I've suggested that there be a discussion of the various issues raised, here. Your input would be appreciated. Cordless Larry (talk) 17:55, 13 September 2008 (UTC)