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User:JohnWilkinson (re-opening case)[edit]

Wilkinson blocked. This would've already archived if not for the recent insertion of a completely unrelated soliloquy (non-admin closure)O Fortuna semper crescis, aut decrescis 12:27, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

This is a continuation of a previous case from December 2016 / January 2017 (although I think may be getting my noticeboards confused; am I in the right place?) Either way, long-term unconstructive editing dating back to October 2015. Today, User:JohnWilkinson is back to his old tricks at Gennady Golovkin, loudly spouting his nonsensical agenda against the IBO and presenting himself as some all-knowing authority on boxing. When it comes to utter nonsense like this, the phrase I'm looking for is "I cannot". Again, I dread interacting with him in any way, but please do something. Mac Dreamstate (talk) 19:54, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

He rarely if ever used talkpages, refuses to engage... a short block seems necessary. --Tarage (talk) 20:51, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
He's been making these edits for almost two years, but only returning every few months to do so. A short block won't ward those off. Mac Dreamstate (talk) 20:57, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
Topic ban? --Tarage (talk) 21:10, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
Since he has no existing block log, a short block is the obvious next step. I'm prepared to do it if this recurs. Deb (talk) 21:17, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
  • I think we need to be a bit more strict here. The user is clearly NOTTHERE- he wasn't on this last username nor the one before that. The user has been given chance after chance- the first ANI thread got derailed after unintentional OUTING and the second ANI thread (ironically enough opened by himself) raised serious CIR issues- a 'last chance' if you like. At this point, I can only conclude that this user has serious CIR issues between the anti-IBO agenda and nonsensical edit summaries and is just NOTTHERE to build an encyclopedia. jcc (tea and biscuits) 22:28, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
This is absolutely ridiculous. This might be low-level and intersperesed by months of inactivity, but it's no less trolling for that- or disruptive. Frankly they should probably be indef'd and get it over with. They narrowly escaped sanction in (two) previous ANIs, as a result of doing their usual M.O. disappearing act. At the last one, NinjaRobotPirate was pretty clear as to the consequences of any continuation. — O Fortuna semper crescis, aut decrescis 07:48, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
It's true my talk page message was supposed to be a final warning, but maybe I wasn't clear enough about that. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 08:23, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
No issue with another admin blocking now but I'll be alerted whenever JohnWilkinson edits and will block if they don't heed my clear, final warning. --NeilN talk to me 17:57, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
Should that happen, do I come back here yet again or just let one of you know? Mac Dreamstate (talk) 20:35, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
@Mac Dreamstate: I'll be alerted whenever JohnWilkinson edits and will monitor them so there's no need to notify me. --NeilN talk to me 14:34, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
Here he goes again.. Mac Dreamstate (talk) 23:51, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
Already indefinitely blocked. --NeilN talk to me 23:52, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
After doing a little bit of poking about on the net, this block is as much for his sake as it is ours. Blackmane (talk) 03:55, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

User refuses to gain consensus for major changes[edit]

User:Tvx1 recently (about two weeks ago) began making major changes to the way race schedule tables are laid out in IndyCar season articles (e.g. 2017 IndyCar Series). He did so without opening discussion on any talk pages or project pages. He unilaterally reversed a long-standing practice of color-coding different types of tracks in these tables. I am simply asking that these tables be reverted to their prior appearance and a discussion opened with other editors regarding this change. I am absolutely fine with supporting his changes IF he achieves consensus, but he absolutely needs to do so before making such major changes. Furthermore, he has accused me of edit warring and violating WP:OWN, despite the fact that I am only suggesting that he follow the norms of editing on Wikipedia and actually interact with others. I believe this behavior is shameful and insulting and he should be warned against doing it in the future. Eightball (talk) 15:25, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

Firstly, you are at 3 reverts over the same edit. Under 24 hours? I don't know. My math is off today. I've had like 6 hours of sleep. Secondly, this is a content dispute. It doesn't belong on ANI. Thirdly, there are no rules that require seeking consensus over WP:COLOR guidelines and such. You don't own the article, it doesn't require consensus. Nothing in Tvx1 suggests "shameful and insulting" behaviour. I propose this thread be closed. Callmemirela 🍁 {Talk} 16:35, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
I will also add that Eightball has also been launching personal attacks at me on my talk page. Additionally to the actions of Eightball, JoeyofthePriuses has been blanket reverting my edits on numerous IndyCar Series season articles (e.g. 2016 IndyCar Series, 2015 IndyCar Series over the last 24 hours. That user does not provide any explanation in their edit summaries as to why thy revert to a less accessible version of these articles. Prior to starting to make these articles compliant with guidelines and policies, I had a discussion on my talk page with Mark McWire supporting my actions. I even keep track there which articles are done and which still remain to be done. Lastly Drdisque also reverted Eighball's actions earlier today, so I'm certainly not acting against everybody else.Tvx1 19:25, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
Well Eightball's edits and comments on Tvx1's talk page are extremely concerning here [1]. This is quite alarming "This isn't a debate, this isn't an argument, this is what you're going to do. You're going to post on the talk page of that article and you are going to SUGGEST the changes you made. And if people agree those changes are good, we will make them. You do not get to unilaterally decide to make those changes. You know full well that's how this website works. I do not care one bit about wiki guidelines. They are non-binding and I will ignore them as such. They are almost universally poorly thought out. You will explain why you think your changes are for the better, you will support your arguments with real evidence, or you will move a long. Act like an adult. " Canterbury Tail talk 19:20, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
I'm most worried about the "I do not care one bit about wiki guidelines. They are non-binding and I will ignore them as such. They are almost universally poorly thought out" in that quote and the blatant personal attacks launched at me in this subsequent post on my talk page. WP:COLOR isn't poorly thought out. Quite on the contrary, it's carefully thought out to make our content as readable as possible and it also takes into account that there are wikipedia readers who don't have the ability to see color at all. Moreover, entire row coloring, like the ones contested, is not accessible to people using assistive software like screenreaders. That's why I can't see a good reason to blatantly ignore that guideline.Tvx1 20:10, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
JoeyofthePriuses has now posted a message similar to Eightball's on my talk page.Tvx1 20:20, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
To say "Act like an adult" is seriously uncalled for. His behaviour is alarming. I withdraw my previous proposal and move on to a WP:BOOMERANG. Callmemirela 🍁 {Talk} 20:23, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
I have now reverted JoeyofthePriuses' edits. If they continue to revert, I think RPP is appropriate until we can get this resolved. Callmemirela 🍁 {Talk} 20:28, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
Also, assuming they aren't the same person, this edit summary is very own-y. Callmemirela 🍁 {Talk} 20:49, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
Okay, there's now some major stalking going on by Eightball and JoeyofthePriuses of Tvx1's edits. Tvx1's edits seem quite reasonable and stood for over a week before Eightball (a very infrequent editor often warned for edit warring and attacks/harassment who incidentally has never edited these Nascar article's before) decided he didn't like the edits and seems to have claimed some kind of ownership on them. I say that TVX1's edits were good, made in good faith and were not challenged at the time. The disruptive editing is coming from Eightball and JoeyofthePriuses who are engaging in an edit war over something they've decided they don't like. Quite telling that Joey edited the main article at the start of this dispute after Tvx1's original edits and seemed to have no issue with them until Eightball came in with the disruptive editing. They should be the ones taking to talk, not edit warring and insisting Tvx1 should take to talk. I think a huge boomerang is due to Eightball and Joey here. That being said, Tvx1 stop reverting constantly. Canterbury Tail talk 21:08, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
You know what, I've done a skim through all of Eightball's edits and their talk page. It seems every single time they edit a page they get warnings for edit warring or harassment. They're WP:NOTHERE and I suggest we just block them indefinitely. Canterbury Tail talk 21:17, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
I fully protected 2017 IndyCar Series before I saw these last few messages. Maybe an indefinite block would be a better solution. Otherwise, it seems like we're going to fully protect a dozen articles just because of ownership issues. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 21:28, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
Canterbury Tail, I will not revert on any of the articles involved as long as the issue has not been resolved here. I have no intention whatsoever to cause disruption. I'm just trying to make the articles which fall under the scope of WP:AOWR friendly to read for all (or as close as I can get) of our readers. To clarify on my actions, I have not started doing this recently, contrary to Eightball's claims. The first time I made such an article compliant with accessibility guidelines was in in August of 2015 and these edits stood until an IP returned the excessive colors roughly six months later. I also made the articles on the 1986-1993 IndyCar season compliant with the guidelines in February and those edits still stand. Thus this is not a spur of moment, but merely a daunting tasks which I have been executing over an extended period. I then had a friendly discussion on my talk page with Mark McWire and have been gradually tackling the articles since. I takes time though. I try to do at least two article every day (in the evening) but unfortunately I don't always find the necessary time. Nevertheless I'm already over halfway.Tvx1 21:45, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

So where do we stand with this? What sort of resolution should we go for?Tvx1 19:15, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

While the MOS can in some cases can be ignored, WP:COLOR is an accessibility issue which affects lots of our readers, which means it should be followed unless there is a very very good reason not to. And I have yet to see one presented. Only in death does duty end (talk) 10:20, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
Yeah. As far as I'm concerned your edits in this area have been around for a while and as a result have an unspoken consensus, and some of the earlier talk has written consensus from other editors. It seems it's only two editors piling on each other that have issues. If Eightball and JoeyofthePriuses take issue with these changes then they need to take it to talk instead of throwing around threats and harassment. If they start reverting again without discussion as to why these changes shouldn't be implemented and going against WP:COLOR they'll be treated as disruptive edits. Canterbury Tail talk 13:35, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
I think there's also the question of OWN. The two editors' main concerns revolve around getting consensus for major changes. There is no policy or guideline for such. We don't have to reach consensus for all edits. It's called WP:BOLD unless you're unsure of the content you want to add. COLOR is a guideline to help readers with contrast issues. I don't see how that requires consensus? It doesn't. When Tvx1 made a bold edit, Eightball just quickly reverted insisting on getting consensus when it wasn't necessary in this case. While I do agree that Tvx1's behaviour was a little too much, Eightball's was worse. With various edit summaries from yelling, OWN behaviour, not citing actual policy, demanding a policy be cited, etc. It's problematic. This is all the same for JoeyofthePriuses. None of the users have been activate since their last revert and have been silent. I think their method is to let it slide and avoid consequences. Callmemirela 🍁 {Talk} 13:52, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
Actually Tvx1's edits weren't that bold, they've been making these kind of changes in this area of articles for months. And Eightball had never even edited the article in question before deciding they didn't like it. Canterbury Tail talk 14:07, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
Actually, I'm afraid that at least Eightball won't let this slide. On one of the rare occasions I have crossed paths with them I have been involved in another case were where they posted to a noticeboard with the request of "tell the other guys I'm right", only not to edit Wikipedia at all for nearly two weeks before returning and reacting with this when they found out that the discussion hadn't gone their way.Tvx1 21:18, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
Don't worry about Eightball. If there are any issues let me know and I'll look into it. Canterbury Tail talk 13:55, 17 June 2017 (UTC)
I find it quite bizarre that neither involved editors have edited wikipedia at all since roughly the same time after the initiation of this discussion.Tvx1 15:42, 19 June 2017 (UTC)


User:Ettrig has a minority view of where templates like Template:Expand French and Template:Expand German (as well other maintenance templates, e.g. Template:Alphabetize, but he hasn't acted on non-translation maintenance tags). A discussion has been started at Wikipedia_talk:Manual_of_Style/Layout#Position_of_.7B.7BExpand_French.7D.7D_etc but Ettrig's view has attracted no support. Nonetheless, he has repositioned tags on well over a thousand articles, and he continues to do this despite numerous warnings (see User_talk:Ettrig#Please_stop_repositioning_language_templates_immediately). I'm involved in this dispute and cannot take administrative action here. Can someone else tell Ettrig to knock it off until he gains consensus? There is also the question of how to undo Ettrig's changes. Calliopejen1 (talk) 00:29, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

Sadly, the discussion died out almost immediately. Last entry was 2017-06-07, more than a week ago. --Ettrig (talk) 05:53, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
Can we start with the remedy proposed by User:Justlettersandnumbers here? Mathglot (talk) 07:19, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
No, absolutely not. What is needed is a real discussion about the best placement of this template. Maybe it also needs another form. My argument in condensed form: This template, when placed at the top, is a significant disturbance for the reader. It does not provide important information to the reader, almost no information relevant to the reader. The information provided to the editors is almost always obvious anyway and in a large minority of cases it is erroneous (the french article pointed to is a stub). --Ettrig (talk) 07:42, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
  • No-one except Ettrig appears to have expressed any agreement with the idea of moving these templates from their long-standing position at the top, along with other maintenance templates, to the bottom of the article. S/he appears determined to impose their view on the encyclopedia, by modifying the template documentation and then moving the templates. The order of elements of an article is set out in the MOS at WP:ORDER, but there was no discussion of this major change at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Layout until I raised it there on 5 June. In discussion there, Ettrig appears to be a minority of one - if "the discussion died out almost immediately" it was because of such strong consensus. I would encourage reversion of all these moves, which do not have the community's support. PamD 08:08, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
This statement was not true when it was entered. PamD themselve had expressed lack of disagreement. --Ettrig (talk) 05:53, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
I'm afraid I find user Ettrig's attitude less than collaborative, even if he/she has a very valid point that the tag is often misused (and could usefully be removed in those cases). There's been discussion, as linked above, and there has been no support for Ettrig's position. Nevertheless, he/she has continued to make the same edits. It's one thing to be bold, another to to edit when you know that consensus is against you. I did previously suggest a mass revert of the user's edits, but had not at that time realised just how many of them there were, nor how far back they go. This would seem to be a task for a bot – if there's consensus that it should be done? Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 10:32, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
Collaboration and consensus means that when there is conflict the subject matter is to be discussed. I have tried to discuss, but met no substantive arguments. It has been as above, mentioning of supposed consensus. MOS:ORDER says that elements typically appear in the following order. This is clearly not a definitive instruction. Template:Expand French is not a typical maintenance tag. It does not point at a problem. It points at a perfectly natural state of affairs (when used correctly, which is often not the case), namely that the editors on the French Wikipedia have put more effort into phenomena that are near to them, such as French communes and Quebec. The beginning of an article is very precious space. This is where the reader starts. When this tag is put there, it stands in the way of the reader finding the information she is searching for. This may be warranted when the article has a problem that needs to be fixed quickly or that the reader needs to be warned about. But this is not a problem. It might also be warranted if it stimulates good activities. It does not. I have now seen a lot of these articles (about 2000). The vast majority of them (about 80%) have had this template in more than 8 years. Obviously, a person who can translate from French to English does not need this template to find suitable articles to translate. And if she looked at this article and found it lacking, with that language knowledge it would be the obvious thing to do to look at the French article for material and inspiration. I have now seen a lot of the articles that are tagged with this template. And beleive me, they are not the most important articles to translate. The typical such article is a French commune with 100 inhabitants that has a French article that is a stub. This template harms the reader. It provides no value that counterweighs this. This should be discussed. Voting is not collaboration. --Ettrig (talk) 15:34, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
Ettrig, that you have "met no substantive arguments" is demonstrably false. You may not agree with the arguments that others have presented, but that does not mean they are not substantive. Regardless, there is no need to hash out the actual issue about placement on this page -- WT:MOSLAYOUT is the place for that. The only question is whether it is appropriate for you to be moving them en masse without gaining consensus first. Calliopejen1 (talk) 18:10, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
I will also note that you moved around 50 additional templates after being informed of this discussion here. Calliopejen1 (talk) 18:12, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
  • So, this is the way this should go: Ettrig should agree to stop moving templates until there is some consensus. Everyone involved should probably put together an RfC on the issue, and work out/agree to wording for that RfC, and then everyone should respect the outcome. Too easy. TimothyJosephWood 21:12, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
ANI is about incidents involving user behavior, not content disputes. Ettrig should stop moving templates around, now, period, whether or not there is or will be an Rfc. They are entirely independent of each other and should remain so.
Anyone who wishes to may, of course create an Rfc at any time, and they don't need a green light from anybody else about the wording or anything else in order to do so. Creating an Rfc is a proper subject for the MOS talk page, not ANI.
Pending an Rfc that may or may not happen, and may or may not support Ettrig's position if it does, the templates moved thus far should be rolled back, in order to avoid sending the signal to future editors that a unilateral change to an instruction or guideline without consensus along with an accompanying, massive unilateral effort to alter articles to their own PoV would be allowed to remain standing, and that there is thus no downside in attempting it. This impression would be detrimental to the encyclopedia, and could be wasteful of the time of many editors to fix the concomitant damage. Mathglot (talk) 06:43, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
  1. ANI is supposed to be about user behavior, but as often as not is about content disputes.
  2. Calm down. This is not Lake Pontchartrain flooding into the encyclopedia. It's template placement, and it's not really going to make an iota of practical difference to our readers where the things are at anyway. You all act like this is some serious material damage to content, when it's an overall exceedingly minor MoS dispute. It is pretty much hysteric pedantry at its finest.
  3. There's this accusation floating around that the user themselves added the language to the article, there have been no diffs I've seen of that, and from what I can tell it's been present for nearly ten years.
  4. The current language seems to indicate that the correct placement is at the bottom of the article, and I've seen no rebuttal to that other than the idea that people seem to have simply ignored that guidance, and the accusation that behavior in apparent accord with that guidance is somehow disruptive falls flat. You can't claim no opposition when you've made no effort to open the issue to a wider audience other than the user in question and everyone who happens to disagree with them and is therefore aware of the discussion, and do so on an page with 70 watchers, most of which are probably inactive.
Overall, someone should have opened an RfC on this a long time ago, and because they haven't, we've apparently driven an editor with 13k mainspace edits into retirement. Good job. TimothyJosephWood 22:45, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
(1) Huh? I only raised a user behavior issue here; there is no need to resolve the content dispute on this page (discussions are ongoing elsewhere). (2) I agree that it is not a grave emergency; that is why no one brought this here until Ettrig made over 1000 (and possibly over 2000 edits) along these lines. (3)/(4) The current language was changed by User:Ettrig himself, see [2]. It was left in this condition while discussion occurred, but only Ettrig has expressed agreement with this view. And how can you claim that Ettrig has been driven into retirement? He made 50 of these edits yesterday. Also, Wikipedia_talk:Manual_of_Style/Layout has 505 watchers, and Wikipedia_talk:Translation has 263 watchers. It is Ettrig's burden to get wider attention on this issue if every other person participating in the discussion opposes his view. Calliopejen1 (talk) 23:34, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
Clarification: I first alluded to User:Abrahamic Faiths being the first to challenge Ettrig's actions back in September. For whatever reason, AF has recently retired. Mathglot (talk)|
As far as I can tell, the majority of what the user did was copy/paste the guidance that was on the templates basically since they we're invented and transferred it verbatim to a related page. I'm fairly surprised that this has made it to ANI and no one seems to have realized that, and everyone seems to think that this user in particular decided this by fiat some time in the last few weeks.
This is precisely why users like me have been adding it to the bottom: because we looked at the template, read the guidance, and did what it told us to do. TimothyJosephWood 00:27, 17 June 2017 (UTC)
Since your points 2 and 4 are about content issues I'm not going to respond to them here.
Regarding your point #3, the template language in question has only been around since August. It was added unilaterally without discussion by User:Ettrig, presumably to justify his subsequent or concurrent mass changes. Your impression of its being older than that is due to misreading or not seeing the transclusion, which picks up the 2017 (current) version even when the file you are looking at is from 2009.
The diffs you requested are available and will prove the point; they can be found at Wikipedia_talk:Manual_of_Style/Layout#Expand language diffs. This behavior is not okay, regardless whether the content change is an improvement . Mathglot (talk) 04:28, 17 June 2017 (UTC)
Rereading the above, I'm not sure if that was clear, as I didn't really respond to your specific comments. So, I will now.
  • As far as I can tell, the majority of what the user did was copy/paste the guidance that was on the templates basically since they were invented and transferred it verbatim to a related page.
    1. No, that never happened.
    2. The guidance has only been on the templates since August.
  • I'm fairly surprised that this has made it to ANI and no one seems to have realized that,
    • That's because there's nothing there to notice.
  • ...and everyone seems to think that this user in particular decided this by fiat some time in the last few weeks.
    • August 30, to be exact. Yes, this particular user. Witthout consultation, and edit-warring when anyone challenged. I'd say that's a fair definition of "By fiat."
Mathglot (talk) 05:11, 17 June 2017 (UTC)
  • An RfC has been started here, and the user has agreed here to stop making changes pending the result of the RfC. So I think we're done here probably. TimothyJosephWood 23:11, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
This is now—what?—the fourth time you have conflated an Rfc concerning a pretty minor MOS content dispute, with an ANI discussion about a user's remarkably diligent and months-long massive alteration of hundreds (now, thousands) of articles to suit the user's PoV against consensus, following a unilateral change to a doc page which Ettrig edit-warred to enforce. Your repeated attempts to link the two either represents a misunderstanding about what a guideline talk page is for, or what ANI is for, or an attempt to obfuscate the issue here at ANI and dismiss a serious violation of user behavior concerning consensus and dispute resolution. So, no: we are not done here.
We will be done here, when the community has had its say about whether such behavior is acceptable, or not. The guideline on consensus says, Consensus is Wikipedia's fundamental model for editorial decision-making, and is marked by addressing legitimate concerns held by editors through a process of compromise while following Wikipedia policies. The behavior of this user is one of the more persistent and flamboyant examples of flouting this core guideline that I have seen in my years at Wikipedia. (I don't doubt that the experienced admins and editors here have seen much worse; but I haven't, as this is my first one.)
I followed your link above, and there is no statement there by the user. Perhaps you meant, this link? I don't see that the user has agreed to stop making changes, what I see is a nebulous comment that makes no such promise but can be interpreted however you like. But if you are right about the user's intent, then let them make an unequivocal statement about that here in plain English. Stopping the unacceptable behavior is the first step.
However, acquiring such an unequivocal statement is not the end of the story, but merely the beginning. My chief concern about this whole issue is the very bad precedent that might be set if we do nothing in the face of such user behavior. I fear that this would send a message in Wikipedia's voice that unilateral doc alteration and massive article change by a lone-wolf editor against consensus may be engaged in with impunity, thus encouraging such behavior in the future.
For a remedy, I call for no block or ban on this user; rather, I call for a rollback (revert, undo, I'm uncertain of the proper terminology) of all changes to articles[a] made by Ettrig since the beginning of this campaign (approximately 2016-08-30, I believe). For this remedy to have any teeth and mitigate future hazard it must be fully decoupled from the ongoing Rfc at the risk of encouraging rogue editors in the future; if we "wait and see how the Rfc comes out" it will only encourage the rogue-on-the-fence to take a shot at it. So that is precisely what we must not do here.
As I said, this is my first ANI, and I'm not quite sure how to proceed, or what happens next. I've stated what I see to be the main issue, I've described the risk I see of damage to the encyclopedia due to Ettrig's behavior, and I've formulated a remedy[b] which I would like to see discussed among interested editors.
Oh, I almost forgot: the rules call for diffs. Well, these aren't quite diffs (I'd have to supply 5,000 of them) but two rev history links should suffice to illustrate the point. Ettrig is a knowledgeable editor of many years' standing, having contributed to innumerable articles[Warning: long page] in any number of topic areas. Somewhere around a year ago, they started on this large-scale campaign of article changes[Warning: long page] to the exclusion of almost any useful improvement to the encyclopedia.
Now what? Mathglot (talk) 05:37, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
Oh, and I suppose these two links would be useful here: these represent two attempts to discuss with Ettrig about achieving consensus first and stopping their unilateral actions. One is from last September initiated by User:Abrahamic Faiths, and the other from this May by Mathglot, when I first realized what was happening. Mathglot (talk) 06:12, 19 June 2017 (UTC) updated by Mathglot (talk) 06:58, 19 June 2017 (UTC)


  1. ^ Clarification: the rollback/revert should only apply to changes made to articles specifically for the purpose of moving language templates around prior to achieving consensus for such a move.
  2. ^ Giving credit where due: I wasn't the first to suggest the remedy, I believe Justlettersandnumbers was, followed by Calliopejen1.
  • What happens now is that you drop the stick and back slowly away from the horse carcass. You can't block an editor for an edit war that happened ten months ago, and you can't block an editor for changes that they're no longer making and that can just as easily probably be reversed by a bot. You can't make mass changes the consensus for which is still underway. What you do is take your thirst for vengeance and retribution, put it in a box and throw it in the nearest river because the things that should have been put in place months or years ago are now in place, and if those involved don't respect that, then you come here. TimothyJosephWood 02:03, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
    I'm all for coming to the defense of an editor under criticism, but I think you're starting to go a little too far. Mathglot has explicitly stated "I call for no block or ban on this user", so there was no need for your statement that we can't block editors for old edit wars. The RfC, which FWIW is likely to go against Ettig, does not mitigate valid concerns about the user's behavior. I think you are unfairly characterizing Mathglot's motives. There is a difference between being bloodthirsty for revenge and seeking for the admins to address what one perceives as problematic behavior. I think Mathglot is doing the latter. Lepricavark (talk) 03:26, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
From the original post:
  1. Can someone else tell Ettrig to knock it off until he gains consensus?  Done
  2. There is also the question of how to undo Ettrig's changes. Doesn't require administrator tools. The RfC does seem as if its going to end up in favor of top. How to implement that consensus once its clearly and formally settled is a logistical issue, and not one which requires ANI.
My comment about blocking was in reference to the fact that there's nothing left to do here that requires a mop. I wasn't saying that someone specifically called for a block, but this is ANI, and let's be honest, if the user had continued to make a few hundred of these changes a day with an ongoing RfC and a local consensus against, then that certainly was an option that was on the table. The Village Pump or an enthusiastic bot operator is the place to have the implementation discussion. Other than that, I don't see anything left for this venue. TimothyJosephWood 10:48, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Nonsense. There is a clear consensus that the templates have been placed at the top. I would suggest that Ettrig make no article-space edits until he returns the templates to the top. If consensus were found that the templates belong at the bottom, that could be done by a bot. Moving them to the top would be more complicated, and probably could not be done by a bot. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 02:43, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

Wwallacee continuing unprovoked personal attacks[edit]

Summary: Over a year after I last interacted with him, Wwallacee today used the opportunity of an unprovoked attack on Apollo The Logician to label him and me as a certain highly political but loutish element in the Irish Wikipedia editing force". I asked him to withdraw the attack, but he posted to the same page without responding.
Background: In April last year, Wwallacee took exception to an innocuous edit of mine to an article he was editing, and posted to the talk pages of over twenty articles on which he was not previously involved (apparently by going through my contributions), warning them of my "political bias" and asking users to "monitor me". This discussion at ANI followed which led to him being blocked. Far from being deterred, two weeks later he opened this thread at ANI with a 4,000-word essay in which he went through a huge number of my edits on articles and talk pages that had nothing to do with him, claiming that they were disruptive. In both discussions, every one of the responses from neutral editors said that my editing was and always had been unproblematic. The failure to close that second discussion without any admonition to Wwallaccee led me to withdraw from Wikipedia for several months. Nevertheless, and despite the fact that I didn't interact in any way with him again, he continued with his attacks: this, after the second ANI discussion had been archived and I had retired (notice that comments at ANI were "attacks against me by Scolaire's supporters, whom he must have contacted outside of Wikipedia somehow"), this in November ("Scolaire's disruptive and coercive behavior"), and now the "highly political but loutish element" comment today.
Just to re-iterate, apart from a couple of edits on "his" article – which were in no way intended to provoke him – and the ensuing drama, Wwallacee and I have no history whatever. The reasoning behind this persistant campaign baffles me.
I am asking for Wwallacee to be indefinitely blocked unless or until he acknowledges that what he is doing is contrary to WP:NPA, and promises never to do it again. Scolaire (talk) 13:49, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

Having reviewed the threads linked above, I really don't think Wwallacee is ever going to comprehend that his conduct needs to change. His strategy is to attempt to discredit anyone who disagrees with him, all while accusing Scolaire of doing precisely the same thing. Lepricavark (talk) 17:29, 17 June 2017 (UTC)
Yeah that was completely uncalled for and his not dropping the stick is problematic. --Tarage (talk) 23:25, 17 June 2017 (UTC)
In favor of a one-way IBAN? (talk) 00:13, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

This complaint appears to be resulting from an edit by User:Wwallacee on his own talk page. i think User:Scolaire probably needs tougher skin. Power~enwiki (talk) 03:26, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

Did you look at the evidence presented in the complaint? Wwallacee has some very problematic editing habits and it is time to address them. Lepricavark (talk) 18:21, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
I have no idea of the case history, but this has already been on ANI according to the complaint, and the only new edits discussed are on WWallacee's talk page. Power~enwiki (talk) 18:26, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
If you don't know about the case history, you probably shouldn't be so dismissive of Scolaire's complaint. It's not a good look for an inexperienced editor to tell an experienced editor to grow tougher skin, especially when you haven't really reviewed the matter. Lepricavark (talk) 18:38, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
I can handle my own look. Do you agree or disagree with my statement that the only action Wwallacee is accused of that hasn't previously been adjudicated here is editing his own talk page? Power~enwiki (talk) 18:40, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
You didn't review the case, but you did give a far more experienced editor some condescending advice. And let's not use a strawman to distort Scolaire's complaint. It's not a simple matter of Wwallacee editing his own talk page. It's a matter of Wwallacee using his own talk page as a device for attacking another editor. Lepricavark (talk) 18:48, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
To put it even more bluntly, this board is for editors to seek assistance from admins and experienced editors, which you are obviously not. Blackmane (talk) 02:24, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

IBan Proposal[edit]

I am unarchiving this because I think ignoring the problem will not make it go away. Since the problematic behavior is one–sided, and since the community will likely not suffer if Wwallacee is deprived of the ability to continuing commenting on Scolaire, I propose a one–way interaction ban on Wwallacee. Lepricavark (talk) 02:53, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

  • Support. All I'm asking is that he not periodically attack me. Scolaire (talk) 10:26, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Persistent vandalism[edit]

Resolved: Article semi-protected by Dlohcierekim for 2 days. TheDragonFire (talk) 13:10, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

There is repeated vandalism on the Vanita Gupta article by IP's. Mitchumch (talk) 05:14, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

Requested temporary Semi protection at WP:RFPP. No point discussing here. Yashovardhan (talk) 05:43, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

Beast Donald[edit]

I've tagged a large number of images uploaded by Beast Donald (talk · contribs) for speedy deletion as they are unused in article space nor would their use comply with WP:NFCC#8. The large major of these uploads feature the character Shizuka (a minor) from the anime series Doraemon including panty shots, nudity, or in other sexually provocative situations. On top of that, the editor only uses the account to upload the images or create new articles, but uses IPs to include some of their images in articles.[3][4][5][6][7]Farix (t | c) 13:03, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

  • Blocked and nuked most of his uploads. One of them may have been illegal in the US, showing cartoon children in explicit positions. Feel free to mark any of the others for CSD. Dennis Brown - 16:07, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

Soumyabratabhat8974 - Exploration Mission 2, Orion (spacecraft)...[edit]

Hi. For about 3 weeks, the user Soumyabratabhat8974 frequently edit the "Exploration Mission 2" (and lot of other pages like "Orion (spacecraft)"") with fantasist or irrelevant assertions, that are always reverted by me or other editors. Is it possible to block him on this page ? Thanks. --FlyAkwa (talk) 13:14, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

  • He was already blocked two days ago and obviously hasn't edited since. You didn't notify him that you bought a case against him here, something that is required and noted at the top of this page. I have provided notification but you need to do this yourself in the future. Since they were already blocked for 48 hours, there isn't anything else for us to do. BTW, you would be expected to provide that information in your complaint. Dennis Brown - 17:11, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
    • My mistake : I put the notification in his "user page" rather than his "talk page". Thanks for your answer. --FlyAkwa (talk) 10:25, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

Request block of User:Henia Perlman[edit]

This user, who says that she has been a teacher for more than 20 years, has been making edits to The Holocaust and related articles, but has not followed Wikipedia guidelines, had ignored advice of people that have adopted her and sought to mentor her.

She had been given warnings about not adding unhelpful or uncited content and continues to make edits after a final warning. The last edit was this edit after receving comments from here and here.

I am sure that there is not an intention to be disruptive, but there is also not an intention to try to work with others on the content to ensure that it is appropropriate and follows Wikipedia guidelines, such as being properly cited.

The warnings are posted on User talk:Henia Perlman. I don't remember asking for someone to be blocked before. Is there anything that I am missing?–CaroleHenson (talk) 17:00, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

I am not an admin, but let's see if we can avoid a block here. I've posted a couple of observations at Talk:Holocaust. Yngvadottir (talk) 17:18, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
I see that. I hope some headway can be made.–CaroleHenson (talk) 17:23, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
CaroleHenson, I hope so, too. There are certainly enough people trying to help her, both here, and at French wikipedia. I see your frustration, and that of others, and understand why you would call for a block. I can also see the sincere desire to help on the part of this new user, also, but I also see the disruption in the face of repeated attempts to instruct. I wouldn't be opposed to a short, narrow, topic-based block as a wake-up call given the situation but I just wanted to echo Yngvadottir to see if we can avoid it. My approach has been on Henia's talk page, here. Let's hope something works. Mathglot (talk) 20:35, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, Mathglot.–CaroleHenson (talk) 20:46, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
I agree, maybe an article ban for the Holocaust article, that can be lifted when Henia shows that she is able to make edits that are policy compliant. I think this article is particularly challenging for a new editor, who may not understand why large rapid changes to the article are being reverted. Editing very broad and lengthy articles like this can be challenging and sometimes more specialized articles are a better experience. Several editors have suggested expanding more specialized articles and I'm inclined to agree that Henia should take a break from this article until she is more experienced.Seraphim System (talk) 20:53, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

Henia would like to have time to present her own version[edit]

Thank you so much for trying to consider. I am a new comer, retired from teaching the Holocaust for 20 years (not mentioned in Carole’s message), considered an expert in Holocaust research and education, experienced with how the average reader can understand the wikipedia Holocaust article (thousands of my students read it) with personal Holocaust background, an old lady mentally challenged in some aspects, would like to use her time to constructively contribute to the Holocaust article and other history articles.

From the beginning, as a newcomer my good faith contributions have been immediately reverted, many times, without attempt to talk to me, and using all kind of wiki terms, subjected to rollback, warnings, accusation of being disruptive (I checked wiki: and it does not seem that my conduct was disruptive as a new comer, and threats. It is only lately, that I felt a more truthful attempt to help me out, but because of the past, I didn’t know how much it was genuine. I was let to understand that there is a group of people, carefully watching contributions to the Holocaust article. I understand, I think the reasons. But, it was very clear to all, that I am not a Holocaust denier, as I posted some material about me in the user talk.

The whole wiki experience has been very stressful, especially with the death of my husband, and almost pushed me to give up being involved in Wikipedia. I did ask my previous mentor to help, but I didn't hear from him, after I asked a specific question. So, I just asked all editors, to help me with technology (some have been doing that without my request), as we all want to improve the content of the articles. andI am crying writing all that! I would like to present my own version, in more details.

One can also read the history in my user talk and talk of the article. I am ready to actively listen. I have to go now as I am flying to visit my grandchildren out of town. Thank you for your kind attention. Henia Perlman (talk) 17:53, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

the only thing I want to point out is that I have no idea where the the idea that anyone was at all thinking that this editor had anything to do with Holocaust denial. That statement is totally out of left field and I'm not really happy with the veiled insinuation that those trying to work with Henia have ever implied, much less said she might be associated with such things. Other than that, I'll let the various talk page and user talk page posts speak for themselves. Ealdgyth - Talk 18:19, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
I am at a loss what to do at this point. It has been quite a unique experience, but hopefully those who have stepped forward might have better luck.–CaroleHenson (talk) 20:20, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
(edit conflict) @Henia Perlman:, please take a few deep breaths, and don't cry. You can become a good editor at Wikipedia, but there are some things to learn around here, just like when you learn a new language or move to a different country. Lots of people are trying to help you, and I've left you a message at your talk page, here. Enjoy your grandchildren, and write to me on your talk page, if you've a mind to. Cordially, Mathglot (talk) 20:40, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
  • I don't want to second-guess anyone here, especially since I'm no longer actively watching The Holocaust, but since I had several interactions with User:CaroleHenson/User:Rachelle Perlman last month and have followed the situation off and on from a distance, I feel moved to make a brief comment and a proposal. I'm 99.9% sure she's not only editing in good faith but also trying to work within expectations that, for whatever reasons, she doesn't seem quite able to grasp. She said to me, "It is very difficult for me to behave as a digital native" (permalink). I offered advice in that thread, as did others elsewhere, and she has taken some of it. For instance, she visited the Teahouse, began using edit summaries, and stopped marking substantive edits as minor. So it's not that she's been unwilling to change, but clearly she hasn't been willing or able to change enough, and I don't blame the editors who've been working so hard to improve the article for feeling fed up.
    Proposal: in lieu of being blocked, Ms. Perlman agrees not to edit the article The Holocaust directly for a predetermined interval (at least the remainder of this month but preferably longer), instead proposing all of her changes on the talk page. In this way, she'd still be welcome to contribute but would leave matters of formatting, style, and policy compliance up to more experienced editors. If she's willing to agree to that—and stick to it absolutely—then there would no longer be any preventive purpose in blocking her. If she's not willing to agree or proves unable to follow through, then I guess it's a CIR thing and a ban of some sort may be necessary. RivertorchFIREWATER 03:34, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
Agree - I think that's a good idea.–CaroleHenson (talk) 06:46, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
Support - I think this is a good solution. Paul August 11:10, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
Support Agreed, this would be a good solution. Seraphim System (talk) 11:15, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
Agree - Like you, and probably all of us, I'm also 99% sure she's working in good faith and trying to do the right thing, just having a hard time of it. I've made an offer on her talk page to help, and the unstated advice I had in mind is nearly identical with your suggestion above (although checking my crystal ball, e-o-month isn't going to be enough, I'm guessing e-o-Summer at the very least). There's also been offers of help from all sides, including on French wikipedia, where she has been running into the same problems on the same topic . As someone who has contributed to more than one WP, I think an interesting wrinkle to consider for your proposal, would be to try to determine what her intentions are vis-a-vis contributions to en-wiki vs. fr-wiki, as the policies and cultures are pretty different. Trying to learn one culture and set of rules is hard enough as a new contributor (even as an experienced one), without having to learn two of them at once. As she is someone who self-describes as non-tech savvy and raises their age as a consideration, that is a really tough row to hoe. Btw, I don't mean to imply she should lean more towards fr than en necessarily, not at all; rather, that she should consider picking just one to become familiar with first, and then, after she feels fully at ease with the first one (a couple of years, I would guess) then try the other. Regarding her topic of expertise and choice, it's unfortunate that it's one that is known to attract passions and controversy, as it just makes it harder for her here, and I'm actually kind of surprised that it's not covered under sanctions here or here. In any case, I have a lot of specific ideas of how to help her, I hope she takes me up on it at her talk page. Mathglot (talk) 19:13, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
(Post-script): I re-read your proposal, and there is one area where I might disagree, namely, in the part about raising her ideas on the Talk page. I think this will lead to endless discussion and frustration all around; I believe she should stay away from the article and the talk page, and either avoid the topic entirely while learning the ropes, or come at it from the non-controversial edges on low-visibility pages. The article in question is a member of eleven different projects, and any one of them could provide task lists of things to do. For example, the To-do list at WikiProject Jewish history has any number of articles and categories of articles needing attention [avoid Dreyfus affair however; still controversial a century later]. Imho, that would be a more fruitful way of learning the ropes, while contributing productively to the encyclopedia in a less stressful and less frustrating environment. Mathglot (talk) 19:28, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
Mathglot, Yes, that would be better, if she would agree to it. So far, it's my understanding that she's only interested in writing about the Holocaust. It would be great to get Henia Perlman's input on this.–CaroleHenson (talk) 19:51, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

Henia is respectfully requesting not to block her at Holocaust and other articles[edit]

Thank you all for your thoughts and support.

Carole, I am respectfully asking you to cancel your request to block me. You could see that my request for your help with template conflicted with your request to block me. I thank you for your infinite patience.

Mathglot, I welcome your help, so I can continue to be involved in the Holocaust articles.

I have improved, slowly, but surely. I sincerely mean that.

I have been learning to collaborate in a constructive way, and reading wiki rules.

And I am trying to do things slowly: Today, I saw that Ealdgyth couldn’t find some sources, and deleted sentences. I made some research and I think that I found sources supporting the deleted sentences. Tomorrow or the day after tomorrow, I will present my citations in the Talk of the article, and ask Eadgyth if they are appropriate. Not today: because I want to think about them, and make sure that the citations are historically relevant, and “actually supports ALL of the information in the sentence”, like Ealdgyth asked about “euphemism” (I think that I did find a full sentence for that!)

I did truly show “intention to try to work with others”, and get along (I have moved a lot in my life!):

I notice when people corrected my formatting or statements, and I thank them publicly. If I am reverted, I don’t put back my contribution, but discuss it in the Talk of the Article, as Ealdgyth told me to do. After my change of “German-occupied Poland” was reverted, by Ealdgyth , I admitted I was wrong, because I remembered that Poland was divided between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.

Thank you all for your kind consideration.

Be well, and be grateful for everyday.Henia Perlman (talk) 23:56, 21 June 2017 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Henia Perlman (talkcontribs)

I moved Henia's response from the bottom of the page to this discussion.–CaroleHenson (talk) 01:09, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Thank you Carole! I am learning everyday, and I should learn faster!Henia Perlman (talk) 01:22, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
duplicate proposal by mathglot, hidden to avoid muddying the waters
(To other monitoring editors: I explicitly waive WP:TPO for this message: if you find anything unclear below, or that would help clarify the message to Henia, feel free to reword, edit, shorten, modify or delete anything that leaves a clearer and more explicit message. You have my blessing. --mathglot.)
Hi Henia, among the many customs around here, is not to cross-post (that means, putting the same message in several places), like you did here, here, and here. Don't worry about it, this is a minor issue, and Carole fixed up the last one by putting it into proper thread position here. Like I said, this is minor, and the only reason I'm even mentioning it, is because it's illustrative of something going on that you are not aware of: you are breaking a lot of little rules because of inexperience at Wikipedia, and stepping on people's toes, and they are cleaning up after you. Everyone knows this is not out of malice, but out of inexperience, which is why there's been a lot of forbearance so far. Nevertheless, there's a lot more of this than you are aware of, and people are getting a bit frustrated and impatient, which is only human and normal. This frustration and impatience is mounting, and you are the only one who can fix it. (Well, an admin can fix it, by blocking you, but that's what we are trying to avoid here, right?)
You are truly at a fork in the road in your Wikipedia experience now, and you must decide which road you want to take: to become a successful editor at Wikipedia by listening to and heeding some advice, not all of which you will agree with, or to continue on your present course and probably be blocked. And you must decide quickly, because that block is coming soon, in my opinion, if you continue on your present course. So, let's not let that happen! This is entirely in your hands, but you don't know what to do, in order to "become a successful editor" here. There are many here ready to offer you help, if you will heed some advice.
I believe everyone here trying to help you could guide you to that success, including myself. I have some specific advice for you, which I alluded to above, which I strongly believe will help you become a happy and successful Wikipedia editor in the long term, and will avoid a block. But I don't like to give unsolicited advice, so I want to hear explicitly from you that you want to hear what I have to say. If you want to hear it, you should respond below, without delay.
If you agree to hear what I have to say, here is what I would like you to do: Come back to this page and go to the Table of Contents at the top of the page until you see the ToC entry "Henia is respectfully requesting not to block her at Holocaust and other articles" and click it. Edit this section (don't create a new section). Go to the bottom of this section, and start typing. Start each new paragraph with four colons, like this, and then start typing your message, like this:
::::(Text of your message goes here)....
and then add your message. I urge you to read Help:Using talk pages first, especially the part about Replying to an existing thread and "Indentation" in that section. Since my message, this one that you are reading now, has a 3-colon indent, your message below this should have a 4-colon indent, as shown above. Make sense?
What I'd like to see in your message, is that you'd like to hear my advice on how you can become a successful Wikipedia editor, and that for now you have stopped editing all pages on Wikipedia except this one (WP:ANI), your own talk page and User page, and the talk pages of any users interacting with you.
Somewhere in your message, the beginning is a good place, please copy/paste this exact text into your message: {{ping|Mathglot|CaroleHenson}}. At the very end of your message, please copy/paste four tildes, like this: ~~~~. There should be nothing in your message after the tildes. The entire text of your message goes between the "ping" and the tildes.
I look forward to your response.
Mathglot (talk) 03:50, 22 June 2017 (UTC) updated by Mathglot (talk) 04:16, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Mathglot, Henia has been considering the 2 options at my talk page, but we're at a bit of a crossroads about whether or not there is a need to check in with the talk page. She would like a twist on Rivertorch's proposal to continue to post to The Holocaust; I have concerns regarding recent edits to consolidate information in the overview article and just start adding content. Input is appreciated.–CaroleHenson (talk) 04:07, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
CaroleHenson Thanks; one of my concerns in fact was the cross-posting, and multiplicity of offers in different venues. Since you have something going on at your talk page, I will lurk first, and join if needed. Feel free to ping me anytime. I've shrunk my post above so it's available if necessary, but otherwise it needn't be considered actionable. Mathglot (talk) 04:16, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Mathglot, Understood. She was having problems with the talk page. I was going to bring it back here when we had a proposal for the community. But, now it appears that we're stuck.–CaroleHenson (talk) 04:21, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
CaroleHenson Synchronicity; I'm half-finished with a post over there, just looking up the Help links to Talk page threading and indentation! GMTA. See ya over there soon... Mathglot (talk) 04:27, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

No further response to the 2 options, went ahead and edited again[edit]

@Mathglot and Rivertorch: There was no further response by Henia Perlman to the 2 options and Rivertorch's comment to my talk page here about needing to select one of the 2 options. She went ahead and made edits to The Holocaust here, which were reverted by Ealdgyth here with the edit summary: "this is not supported by the definitions (multiple, I'll note) later in the article. It's also a mess format wise. We should not categorically state that the clergy were part of the Holocaust - only the most fringe of definitions possibly include them...".

This does not seem in keeping with the spirit of either option since the edits were made without consulting anyone, nor discussing it on the talk page first. She then posted a message on the talk page, to which Ealdgyth replied in this three edit thread.

Since she does not agree to either of the 2 proposals or working with anyone, it seems to me that blocking is the only option. Perhaps there can be a time limit to the block and see how things go after that.–CaroleHenson (talk) 14:58, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

@CaroleHenson, Ealdgyth, and Rivertorch: Sad, but I agree. I think we need one ultimatum, one of those red stop-sign with hand things along with a hand-written message on her talk page (or template, if necessary) to get her attention. I think it should say that the next time she edits the page she will be blocked. (I think a block should include the article Talk page as well, but I may be in the minority.) I'm happy to place such a message on her page, but I'm not an admin so maybe I shouldn't be the one advising of an impending block that I can't carry out. Is one of the people who have been following this an admin, do you know? Ealdgyth, Rivertorch, are you? Does anyone know the stop-sign thing I'm referring to? If she edits there after an ultimatum, I'd go for a 3-day block to start. Sad. Mathglot (talk) 17:53, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
She's had the series of a warnings, final warning and the one more edit and you'll be blocked final warning messages. The last of which was posted June 18 here.–CaroleHenson (talk) 17:57, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
I'm an admin, but this would be the classic example of WP:INVOLVED (and rightly so), so I cannot take any admin action at all in regards to this. It needs an uninvolved admin. Ealdgyth - Talk 18:11, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Changing "genocide" to "ideological persecution" was not a good edit. The revert was a good thing. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 18:15, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

I've given Henia a 31 hour block for her continued unsourced edits after repeated warnings and pleas not to do. I really did not hope it would come to this, however this was needed per the above diffs. RickinBaltimore (talk) 18:28, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Carole, my bad for not checking her talk page to see that it had already been done, sorry. Fully appropriate block; sad it had to come to this, but I hope it makes her rethink things and take a different approach when she comes back. Mathglot (talk) 18:46, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, Rick and Mathglot. I hope so, but based upon her comments on French wikipedia, there does not seem to be self-awareness. We'll see how it goes. Thanks for your help!–CaroleHenson (talk) 18:53, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Sad but inevitable. I think we can probably mark this resolved. RivertorchFIREWATER 20:41, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Yes, this thread is resolved from the perspective of the temporary block.–CaroleHenson (talk) 20:57, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Mass harassment[edit]

Please have a look at the abuse log here. This appears to be some type of off-wiki-organized mass harassment. The abuse log seems to be stopping most of it. I've blocked a bunch of accounts and protected the page, but I'll be offline shortly, so more admin eyes might be needed. -- Ed (Edgar181) 20:57, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

Vandalism on request apparently. Salt the page in question? It has already been deleted. Kleuske (talk) 21:15, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
There's also another target mentioned. Kleuske (talk) 21:18, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
  • I protected Nudah after one edit there; not quite in the same vein as deleted posts above, so not blocking anyone. It was kind of an IAR WP:CSD#A7, anyone is free to unprotect if they disagree. --Floquenbeam (talk) 21:28, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

Crazybob2014 and unsourced content[edit]

Crazybob2014 (talk · contribs) is an infrequent contributor, but when he's around, it's usually to add unsourced content. Recently, I've been trying to clean up the massive amounts of unsourced content and original research in film articles. This has been an uphill battle in some quarters, because some people aren't used to having to source their edits. After becoming frustrated with this, I raised the issue here, where a consensus found that production companies need to be explicitly sourced. Yesterday, in List of Columbia Pictures films, CrazyBob2014 added unsourced content. I reverted it, only for Crazybob2014 to wordlessly revert me back in this edit. When I pointed out I'd already given him a level 4 warning for adding unsourced content, his response was that content doesn't need to be sourced, and my "unsourced rule" is "stupid". I honestly don't think Crazybob2014 is going to stop adding unsourced content. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 08:14, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

Well considering a consensus exists, they've been warned against their actions, they've responded to (and thus read) the warning the next step here would be a block. @Crazybob2014: I'd be keen to hear from you regarding this -- There'sNoTime (to explain) 11:20, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
  • I've left a clear warning on his page. We will see how he reacts to that. Dennis Brown - 13:00, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
    • He didn't react well. He's still restoring unsourced content. He finally added a citation in this edit, but the source fails verification – it doesn't mention Columbia. Can someone please block him so I can continue sourcing this article in peace without being reverted by an incompetent editor? NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 19:56, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
      • Im not incompetent, im protesting this article. Crazybob2014 (talk) 19:59, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
        • Two things come to mind. First, have you tried to find sources NRP? You aren't obligated of course, just saying sometimes that is easier. Second to Bob, I'm really not interested in your protest. I will give you credit for adding the source (which is why I'm writing this instead of blocking you) but protesting isn't going to help. All contested additions to all articles require sourcing, preferably from 2nd party, WP:reliable sources, although there are some exceptions where we use less then perfect sources (like you used) or primary sources (from the company that put out the movie). No one is singling you out. On the contrary, we expect this from all editors. To treat you different would be to single you out, in fact. Dennis Brown - 20:38, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
          • Most of the sources in that article were added by me. I've also sourced the production companies and distributors in The Emoji Movie, one of the contested entries. I haven't gotten around to The Star (2017 film) yet, but it's listed here in Variety Insight's database. I dislike working on this kind of tedium – production companies, film distributors, etc are all terribly uninteresting to me – but, as I said above, I'm trying to fix a large number of mostly-unsourced articles that have languished for years. Several editors have objected to what the sources say, and I'm tired of dealing with it. I would like the area cleared out of disruptive editors so that I can get back to work on these articles. And, yes, I'm adding sources to the article for the entries that are sourceable. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 20:52, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
            • I appreciate. Like I said, you aren't obligated to, but if was just one or two, it's easier. There are a couple of different areas where we have problems with editors that won't source and demand their additions are included. Musicians are one, cinema is another. At this point, I think I've given Crazybob2014 fair warning and made it clear that if his edits are challenged and reverted, he needs to either leave the material out or go find a source. I will say that my standards for some of these are pretty low when it comes to WP:RS if it is likely true. It's the old "I would rather be happy than right" thing that I live by. If the source he uses is passable but imperfect, I would leave it until someone else finds a better one. That doesn't mean you have to do the same. I just try to not sweat the small stuff and instead focus on the contentious stuff. Dennis Brown - 00:31, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Rape in India[edit]

some people keep on not letting me add information from the Times of India report on India's Rajya Sabha - which is indian parliament upper house - being told about India having third highest number of rapes in the world. On the page Rape in India.

i used correct good sources. that can be checked on my version. but still one user said its not reliable source (actually times of india is of india's top newspapers). and when i add with another Google books source someone else deletes my contribution again and uses reason of 'last stable version' and other people keep on helping each other to delete my paragraph with no good reason. wikipedia allows everyone to contribute. (talk) 13:15, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

Hey anon. What you should do when you have a content dispute with other editors is go to the talk page at Talk:Rape in India, discuss the disagreement and try to reach a consensus. The others, like User:Capitals00 and User:El C should probably join in the discussion, and explain why they disagree on which version of the article is the better one. TimothyJosephWood 13:25, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
@Timothyjosephwood: thanks for pinging. Certainly, what IP says is actually disputed by our better article Rape statistics#By country which shows that there are enough reliable sources that estimate other countries having huge amount of rapes and they are not appeared in the list that IP user is talking about. While there would be almost no argument against "no.1" candidate, dispute starts with "no.2", "no.3" and anything after that. Capitals00 (talk) 16:21, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
Meh. Wouldn't hurt to post that on the talk page, for the sake of WP:BITE and all. You know, some people end up on ANI when they meant to click on the Teahouse. TimothyJosephWood 16:23, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
Fair idea. Done. Capitals00 (talk) 16:28, 20 June 2017 (UTC)


Could somebody have a look at this user's recent contributions please. Edit-warring on at Lochtegate and Otto Warmbier, and some very aggressive recent edit summaries. (I have not checked the contributions of whoever s/he is arguing with, so make no claim about whether they are or are not problematic.) Many thanks. --Money money tickle parsnip (talk) 16:04, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

I reported the user DonitzLiebt's edits at AIV, but I believe more attention is needed. This user repeatedly added Ryan Lochte and Lochtegate, which have been reverted by mostly Yoshiman6464 and others. I reverted one of the user's edits, but look at this and that. There are too many diffs to offer, but [8][9] should suffice. --George Ho (talk) 16:08, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

I would also like to mention that the user in question mentions "white privilege" in the Loche article, but denies it in the Warmbier article. Plus, if you try reminding of the user of the contradictions in the Warmbier, DonitzLiebt will claim that you are delusional, like here, here and here. Yoshiman6464 ♫🥚 16:12, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
Also, the user added in the unneeded article, Ugly American (pejorative), in both Otto Warmbier and Lochtegate. Yoshiman6464 ♫🥚 16:12, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
This user is also in edit war with me. I warned him 3 times, but he continues. I support this report. -- » Shadowowl Marcos Rodriguez | t | SPI | AIV | Sandbox | Helpdesk » 16:16, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
In raising it here, I had in mind mainly this edit summary and this one. (I haven't checked whether these are the same diffs already mentioned above or different ones.) --Money money tickle parsnip (talk) 16:18, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
Indefinite banned by User:John Reaves -- » Shadowowl Marcos Rodriguez | t | SPI | AIV | Sandbox | Helpdesk » 16:22, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

I've just realised that I failed to notify the user in question in accordance with the requirement shown above. I doubt whether it would have affected the outcome in the circumstances, but nonetheless, I should clearly have done so, so please accept my apologies. --Money money tickle parsnip (talk) 17:45, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

No worries, Money money tickle parsnip; I already did. --George Ho (talk) 17:47, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

Deletion and move request[edit]

Could an admin please delete the article currently at OnePlus 5 and replace it with the version at Draft:OnePlus 5. Please ping me on here when it is completed. Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 16:38, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

  • The draft version is just a fraction of the size of the current version, why aren't you just adding/subtracting the text? Dennis Brown - 16:51, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
Dennis Brown: Well, I tried to fix this, but before I could finish the round robin move the draft was recreated. I've redirect the draft to the article, and marked OnePlus 5 Placeholder, round robin for G6. So someone should come through and clean it up soon. Or if you feel like it, you can do us the honors. The placeholder apparently had copyvio issues too, so two birds one stone I guess. TimothyJosephWood 16:51, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
I just had figured that out. I was looking to hist merge the two articles actually. Done. Dennis Brown - 16:54, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
Thank you two for your help. Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 16:55, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
Yeah... good luck with that hist merge. It looks like they were created in parallel. BTW Emir, you may want to consider applying for Wikipedia:Page mover rights. This allows you to suppress redirects and IMO is pretty essential if you are involved in moving things between main and draft spaces. Otherwise you end up leaving a bit of a mess that has to be cleaned up. It also allows you to do round robin moves so you can (usually) take care of things like this yourself. You've got almost 20k edits and a clean block log, so I don't see anyone turning you down. TimothyJosephWood 17:04, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
Merges are easy with the delete/undelete tool, click a couple of buttons, then revert to the best version. It's just pointless if you have persistent copyvios. Dennis Brown - 17:13, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

Socking and Series of Draft-like User Pages[edit]

Handled and moved to SPI. Dennis Brown - 13:23, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

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Not sure what's going on, but all of the above accounts have user pages that appear to be drafts for the same company. CSD per A11 seems reasonable, but give the number of pages and accounts, thought an admin might want to look into this further. Perhaps an SPI is in order? EvergreenFir (talk) 17:31, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

It's highly likely to be one individual using multiple accounts. I can't really tell if this is some kind of attempt at advertising or promotion, or if this is just a misguided new user. I moved one copy of the user page to Draft:Kompas TV and deleted the others per WP:CSD#U5. Aside from a {{softerblock}} I gave Inspirasi Indonesia, I'll leave it up to others to decide whether SPI or blocks are needed here. -- Ed (Edgar181) 19:21, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
  • {{Checkuser needed}} Dennis Brown - 20:48, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
    • Checked. Katietalk 22:15, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
    • There are three groups here that are  Confirmed to each other, and I'd say they're  Likely the same person or persons. Based on the user agents, I think this is a group of people, not one individual. Blocked all, along with a slew of accounts that didn't complete the registration process. Katietalk 22:27, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

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Disruptive editing by user[edit]

I have to report persistent disruptive editing by User:Jytdog. On the article of Alternative for Germany for months disagreements concerning certain content details have occured, however it was basically handled decently by the user community. A recent long lasting RfC on the article talk page concluded yet another question raised by the before mentioned user Jytdog. Nevertheless the user decided (albeit he/she seems to be experienced according to edit history and his/her given edit rights) to edit against the RfC decision even showing utter assertiveness in behaving so and showing to other editors as to be seen in history ([10])with edit comment "don't push it." though the content is against the RfC consensus. Recently another user edited the page, ignoring the RfC. Additionally it needs to be mentioned that the user at the time the RfC was held regarding the correct usage of the term ( German nationalism or Nationalism) he/she started to make massive edits in the main article of German Nationalism, possibly (merely "possibly" since i tend to be cautious with insinuations of such kind; yet taken the circumstances into account) to give somehow a broader ground for his/her case in the RfC in the main article of Alternative of Germany. I do not like to engage into any serious quarrel here, nevertheless as this dispute with the user goes for a log time, and behavior even seem to become more reckless especially by the fact him/her ignoring unambiguous recent consensus, (and also his/her threat to once again make an ANI) i bring this situation up here. I noticed the user at his/her talk page. --Joobo (talk) 17:41, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

  • I full protected the article for 3 days. Looking at the RFC, Jytdog does seem to be editing against the close at an RFC on the talk page, one that is recent and one that I don't see the close challenged on. Would like to hear their side of it. Dennis Brown - 17:47, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks Dennis. The RFC was a) about the infobox (which I have not changed) not the body of the article, and b) was badly attended. It was what it was. I didn't bother challenging it because I challenged the last one at AN here and that got little independent feedback (what feedback there was, agreed that that the close was questionable). This close was definitely questionable but again i didn't challenge it and haven't changed the infobox.
I told "Joobo" here that I would be bringing an ANI case later this week (related to this mess.) and this ANI filing by "Joobo"| is an obvious and weak effort to pre-empt. You will hear more from me anon on this matter. Jytdog (talk) 17:56, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
    • Then I would strongly suggest you simply agree to leave it as "nationalism" until you form a consensus on the talk page at a later time. Right now, info box or not, the best estimation is that "nationalism" is what the community of editors on that article want, info box or not. Per WP:BRD, I think the burden would fall on you here to form a new consensus. If you agreed to that, then I could unprotect the article and we would be done here. Dennis Brown - 17:59, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
It has been "german nationalism" in the body for a long time, until this RfC about the infobox, which the 'team' has tried to push though into the body. It is a contentious article. It does not have enough neutral eyes on it. I have tried to get more independent eyes on it. Jytdog (talk) 18:03, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
I suppose my own feelings on this matter are clear, but the Troll accusing me of vandalism ought to start by assuming good faith. -Roxy the dog. bark 18:10, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
  • (edit conflict) Wikipedia:WikiProject Germany or the village pump is where you get more neutral eyes on it. The shortage you speak of is one of editors, not admin. It only takes one admin to block; it takes many editors to form a consensus. Frankly, I don't give a fig which link is used, but when I see what looks like a legitimate and unchallenged RFC on the matter, then as an objective admin with no preferences, I have to support the side that took the time to start an RFC and get a consensus. I've already explained this. I've given you a pretty easy out here, if you are wise enough to take it. Dennis Brown - 18:17, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the advice about WP:Germany - I had not thought of that. Ditto the village pump. I had no further intention of changing the body when the page was protected. I of course accept the "out"; there is nothing that I am "in" at this point. "Joobo" has no case here. As I noted their filing was purely pre-emptive and bad faith, and I will be bringing a diff-ful case against "Joobo" and their gang later this week. Jytdog (talk) 18:21, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
I've removed protection so everyone can edit based on your pledge to leave that one area alone for now. Now it is on you to form a new consensus. Dennis Brown - 18:50, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
  • User Jytdog has to be kidding. On his User page he states selfconfidently "I believe strongly in Wikipedia's Five Pillars." but then he cannot even accept the outcome of a RfC eventhough he is an, according to his edit history and user rights, highly experienced user? He even says "It has been "german nationalism" in the body for a long time, until this RfC about the infobox, which the 'team' has tried to push though into the body. It is a contentious article. It does not have enough neutral eyes on it" Apparently he has real problems with accepting something he does not like to accept. If one carefully reads the talk page and edit history of the concerned article most likely everyone would notice at one point that Jytdog continuously tried to push subjective views on the mattter on the article risking WP:LBL and neglecting WP:V. I assumed good faith for most of the time in his actions, I reall did not just saying so; even when other users gave up on that long before that as to be seen on the talk page. He it seems did nothing but accused bad faith in mine or other edits-just cause it did not conformed with his views.
Now he is again stating astounding phrases as "I will be bringing a diff-ful case against "Joobo" and their gang later this week" which are nothing but incredible. What "gang" are you refering to? Do you know what Wikipedia:Civility means? Did you ever hear of WP:CONS when it comes to WP editing (after 100.000 edits)? I have no connection to the other users at all; and mere disagreeing with you does not make us a "gang" or a "team" or whatever you like to vilify any other users as we are. This could actually already count as a personal attack. However, you deliberatly ignored points that were brought up, behaving as by other users claimed like WP:IDIDNTHEARTHAT. What does it tell about your editing style if you push the WP guidelines to the edge, and even if you initiate or want a RfC you still seem to blatantly ignore its outcome. This falls absolutely under WP:STONEWALL. And then not even to mention again the at least highly suspicuous, lets say coincidental editing of the article page of German Nationalism while the RfC concerning the inclusion of its exact term was still ongoing on the Alternative for Germany talkpage.
You can do all you like Jytdog but if someone takes some time and gives the whole thing a genuine look, also combining the parallel edits by you on the Alternative for Germany article site and the edits on the German Nationalism article site, the case outcome most likely does not goes against our "gang" but the kind of editing and behavior you applied over the period of the last couple of months. And quite frankly, i am absolutely flabbergasted that i have such a confrontation with a user of your experience and position of over 100,000 edits here in this project; as one might not expect that at all. But perhaps after such time and such amount of input one starts to believe to neglect certain aspects of this projects guidelines and pillars and gets a "i stand above it all" attitude.--Joobo (talk) 20:44, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
Can't argue with the jist of this. I've seen Jytdog around plenty, and while they are an assertive editor, I haven't seen this aggressive of behavior before. Still, I don't have the full picture, so trying to reserve judgement and hoping he will cool down and accept the consensus, then work towards a different consensus if that is what he wants. Admin can't get involved in the content sides of these things. Dennis Brown - 20:51, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── and now canvassing of their compadre, Wormwood/Hayek. This is the kind of thing I will be discussing later but if "Joobo" keeps at it they will hang themselves, as Wormwood/Hakek did at AN last month (diff, already provided above) Jytdog (talk) 21:05, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

Yes as he was included in the edits today i gave a notice to him that he should not be surprised for what might be going on. That does not prove your point at all and is once again a mere distraction of the way you behaved the last couple of months. But after all the talk you should know best what you want to do.--Joobo (talk) 21:16, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
Read WP:CANVASS. Please, continue hanging yourself. Jytdog (talk) 22:18, 20 June 2017 (UTC)


Really long entry by L.R. Wormwood
The following discussion has been closed. Please do not modify it.

The WP:CANVASS allegation is ridiculous - this is AN/I, and I am involved. I have set about supplying diffs, so this can be resolved quickly.

Per User:Dennis Brown's comment above, I have also seen User:Jytdog around a lot, and he’s done a lot of work to keep POV-pushers off medicine and science-related pages, but his recent behaviour on Germany-related articles has not been especially edifying, and has resulted in an enormous amount of wasted time and misdirection of effort. With regard to what has already been said, User:Jytdog's allegation that there is a "tag team" at work here is fairly serious, and he has provided no diffs to support it. This will be impossible, since I have had no involvement with any of these editors outside of this dispute (AfD and German nationalism). User:Jytdog should therefore attempt to provide evidence, or withdraw the comment. I would also be interested to hear why User:Jytdog believes the recent RfC close is "questionable", given that it is 1-6 over several weeks.

User:Jytdog has been involved with several long-running disputes over the contents of the summary box on the Alternative for Germany article. Here in May 2016, here in March 2017, and here last month, finding himself in the minority, by a substantial margin, on each occasion. I am only bringing this here because I want to improve some of his recent changes to the German nationalism article (and to the Alternative for Germany article where he is ignoring the outcome of a recent RfC), and am currently unable because he keeps leaving threatening messages on my talk page diff, and in edit summaries diffdiff.


Context: Specifically with regard to the dispute on the Alternative for Germany page, the argument pursued by at least three users is neatly summarised here, where I point out that the historiography usually takes the term ‘’German nationalism’’ to refer to the process of German unification in the 19th century, and the ideas and contexts that gave rise to that process. This would also be true of Italian nationalism (and the Italian unification).

This point was first made by several users in the course of this straw poll, and was then repeated - entirely for User:Jytdog’s benefit - here, then here, then here, then here, then here, then here, here, and finally here. This is not an exhaustive list, you may read the full discussion.

Complaint: User:Jytdog responded to these comments by repeatedly declaring that he didn't understand "the problem". Here, for instance, he simply demands that someone explain: “What exactly is the problem?”. He does the same here with “I do not understand the opposition to this”. This looks very much like WP:IDHT to me. Here, he apparently, and perhaps deliberately, mistakes what others have been saying where he suggests that other users are claiming "that "German nationalism" means only calls for territorial expansion". This is obvious misrepresentation of the comments he "diffs" in support. Other comments consisted mostly of bald assertion, such as here. The only attempt to actually address the substantive argument that myself and others had provided was made by a German IP.

It is possible that User:Jytdog genuinely does not understand what myself and others have been attempting to explain to him (which would still be problematic), but I very much doubt it, and therefore I would suggest that the wall of incredulity he has put up is consistent with a deliberate refusal to get the point (WP:NOTGETTINGIT).

The same is also true of User:Jytdog’s behaviour on the German nationalism article, where in the edit summary here, he simply asserts that no one has explained their rationale for removing the comment, when I have clearly done so here, and the reporting user has done so extensively, as a cursory glance at the talk will confirm. I have also requested that he point us to the sources he is using for his WP:SYNTHESIS here, which so far he has not done.


I didn’t feel very strongly about the ‘’”German nationalism”’’ dispute – I thought the point being pushed was fairly pedantic, and I didn’t think it would generate much confusion. This is clear from my comments here, here, here, here, and the fact that I didn’t express a strong view in my RfC vote here.

What I did ‘’’’strongly’’’’ object to was User:Jytdog’s decision to re-write the lede for the German nationalism article in order to support his own position in the content dispute on the Alternative for Germany page, which I think is a clear instance of WP:GAME and WP:POINT.

User:Jytdog made some fairly substantial changes to the German nationalism article, many of which were useful (post-1945 content), but in doing so he essentially redefined the term. Whereas the opening used to describe ‘’German nationalism’’ as that relating to the German unification and nationalist movement in the 18th to 20th centuries (which is how the term is used by students of German and European history), having read as follows:

“German nationalism is the nationalist idea that Germans are a nation and promotes the unity of Germans into a nation state. The earliest origins of German nationalism began with the birth of Romantic nationalism during the Napoleonic Wars when Pan-Germanism started to rise. Advocacy of a German nation began to become an important political force in response to the invasion of German territories by France under Napoleon.”

After User:Jytdog’s changes, it now reads as follows:

“German nationalism is the nationalist idea that Germans are a nation, promotes the unity of Germans into a nation state, and emphasizes and takes pride in the national identity of Germans; the latter is problematic given the actions of Nazi Germany and ideology of the Nazism.”

The relevant diff can be found here. The lede was also revised so as to take the focus away from the 19th century German nationalist movement, and direct it towards the latter part of the 20th century, and the history of ‘’nationalism’’ in Germany in general, as is evident here.

He even claimed that his own re-writing of the opening of the German nationalism article validated later use of “German nationalism” further on in the Alternative for Germany article here (“correct WL in article” in the edit summary). This is despite the fact that the closing decision of the RfC (which can be found here) is very explicit – "Consensus is that the article should describe AfD's ideology as "nationalism" rather than as "German nationalism". 6 people voted, 1 for "German nationalism" and 5 for "nationalism"." Ignoring the outcome of RfC votes is always considered WP:TENDENTIOUS.

General unpleasantness and WP:BADFAITH[edit]

Besides the threats and unpleasantness I’ve received (diffed at the top of this comment), there is a general pattern by which User:Jytdog interprets every contribution which does not accord with his own views as a cynical attempt to “cleanse” or sanitise the page.

This is all, ridiculously, a dispute over a summary box, between those who wanted it to look like this, and those who would rather it looked this. The !votes and discussion in the closing RfC summarise the main arguments summarise this dispute (available here).

User:Jytdog has liberally insinuated that people who believe the summary box should be presented differently are pushing some kind of agenda. Here, for instance, he claims to “revert cleansing”, when he is in fact restoring obvious vandalism. This is an accusation against a user whose username is one letter away from Melanchon, which makes the allegation even more unfair and frustrating.

Here he accuses the reporting editor of “playing down the positions of this party”, on the basis that the user disagrees with him that listing 9 items in the summary box, each accompanied with a WP:REFBOMB, is unnecessary and detracts from its purpose per WP:INFOBOXPURPOSE. He does the same thing to another user here, leaving this on the talk. He also accuses the editor who closed the RfC of “cleansing” the article here. Here (admittedly a while ago now), he insinuates that I am an "alt-right troll". You are welcome to check my editing history if you think that is credible.

There is no conspiracy here. The majority of users in each case sincerely disagreed with Jytdog’s preferred presentation of the information, disagreed that things like Climate change denial were political ideologies, and agreed that his use of German nationalism was inaccurate. In sum, I think it would be best if User:Jytdog took a break from editing these pages, and considers in the meanwhile whether he is actually being fair to other users. L.R. Wormwood (talk) 22:22, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

Note: I was given a block for alleged WP:CIR and WP:BLUDGEON several months ago in a related dispute on the Alternative for Germany page. I have not bludgeoned any talks since, and I hope I am more competent now. Before Jytdog attempts his usual well-poisoning, it's worth noting that (a) that particular incident is the only blemish on my behaviour record, and that Jytdog's block log demonstrates that in his case this is not so, and (b) that I had wanted a WP:FRESHSTART, but I was immediately outed by an involved user here and here, by which time there was an RfC on the page, so I thought I might as well continue there. Whatever he means to insinuate with the Wormwood/Hayek stuff is desperate and unfair. L.R. Wormwood (talk) 22:35, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

You may have wanted a fresh start, but you were not given one. Your block history on all of your accounts is perfectly applicable. Saying that it was your 'only blemish' is incorrect and deceitful. --Tarage (talk) 23:45, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
@Tarage: It is my "only blemish", I have been blocked once. Please withdraw "incorrect and deceitful" immediately, this is false. L.R. Wormwood (talk) 23:58, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
  • I've hatted the above because it is bludgeoning the entire discussion and making it difficult to follow. Leave it hatted please. Dennis Brown - 00:00, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

I've decided to leave Wikipedia for good in the light of this, and everything is concluded at my end (so User:Jytdog won't have to threaten his ANI report that he's been promising since March that he had no intention or grounds to write). My IP is semi-public (university) for some of the year, and that won't be me. I'm sure I can find more rewarding things to do with my time. L.R. Wormwood (talk) 00:55, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

As though "competence" issues and one instance of being blocked for bludgeon, without prior warning that this would be a possibility, would make anyone a "very problematic editor". I had wanted Wormwood to be a WP:FRESHSTART, but you immediately and maliciously outed me, which gave me no reason not to return to the RfC you set up. The narrative that I imagined simply setting up a new account would be a fresh-start is not true, as they are both aware. This will be my last reply, and I will request a self-block to avoid being drawn back in.
As the user below notes, this is not about me, or whether you can dishonestly portray any of my recent actions as "problematic", and you should stop - both of you - attempting to derail the report. L.R. Wormwood (talk) 13:25, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
This is not about L.R. Wormwood but about the user Jytdog who, deliberately ignores basic WP guidelines, eventhough he is a long time WP editor and selfproclaimed user who cherishes the five pillars of WP. Fairly detailed history of recent month long dispute now highlighted as above by me and L.R. Wormwood. Please read it and if you need, please also verify it yourself. Links and examples are provided massively. Do not make it about something unrelated about a question if a user is actually retiring from WP or not. That has nothing to do with the issue brought up here initially. --Joobo (talk) 12:41, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
You may not be aware that when an AN/I report is filed, all involved editors, including the one who opened the report, become fair game for comment and analysis. Beyond My Ken (talk) 19:51, 21 June 2017 (UTC)


Here in en-WP, "Joobo" was blocked indefinitely back in January 2016 for harassing other people and personal attacks concerning List of Islamist terrorist attacks and Immigration to Germany, per this ANI thread.

They went from here to de-wiki, where they were blocked 7 times since Feb 2016 per their block log there for disrupting topics related to politics. Block #7 was in Feb 2017 for 5 days per this report there, related to pro-Trump (including Melania), anti-Obama (including Michelle) POV_pushing, if I am reading the translation correctly. Block #6 was for 3 days for edit warring against 3 other users on the Alternative for Germany article there, per this report - Joobo was trying to remove sourced content about the party being anti-feminist (e.g diff). You get the point.

They were unblocked on a WP:ROPE basis here in en-WP in mid-March of this year by User:PhilKnight per this thread on their Talk page. It does not appear that PhilKnight looked at their behavior in other projects during the time they were indeffed here (which is an easy thing to omit, and "Joobo" did not mention it either)

In any case...

Here in en-WP their overall editing has been of the same piece of cloth, as was noted in the ANI last year. Looking at their edit count, here is what they are up to here:

And at Talk, ,and this is where I have been most frustrated with this person...

Please also see:

  • "contribs" to the German nationalism article, which was all edit warring removal in support of the now-vanished Hayek/Wormwood, which somehow stopped when Wormwood vanished a month ago and then restarted when Hayek/Wormwood briefly re-emerged as you can see in the history. Lockstep with Hayek/Wormwood.
  • "contribs" at associated talk page where you will find nothing meaningful from them justifying their removal of content - the individual diffs:
    • diff It is fairly questionable if "german nationalism" is viewed as taboo as put in the introduction.... (oy. just oy)
    • diff -- nothing about content
    • diff -- nothing about content
    • diff -- nothing about content
    • diff -- nothing about content
    • diff series -- nothing about content

In my view, the lifting of the indef was unwise, as "Joobo" just carried their disruption to our German sister project, and since they have come back they have continued their behavior here in the topics in which they are disruptive - just adding noise and personal attack, and not helping build quality content in those areas. I suggest minimally topic banning them from anything related to contemporary populism, immigration, or terrorism at minimum, or just re-placing the indef at maximum. Jytdog (talk) 04:04, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

It probably is not my place to weigh in here, but i also found Joobo very troubling to deal with during the RfC on the Alternative for Germany talk page. He constantly repeated his oppinion, which of course is fine in itself, but never offered any kind of source for his assertion, yet simply claimed he was right and everyone else worong. I did offer a couple of references, which he claimed to have read thouroughly and judged them to not mention the issue at hand. Yet one of the sources used the specific description in the very first sentence. And don't misunderstand me, i don't want to make this about content but describe a very frustrating experience which made it very hard to assume good faith. So i just let it be and left the talk page alone. I am sorry to not give the exact diff here, i... am not quite sure how to do that... So anyway, very unpleasant to deal with as no real discussion was wanted other than reiterating his assertion over and over. I do apologize if it is not my place to weigh in here but as i had encountered Joobo before, i thought why not. Have a good day anyway and i guess i will keep an eye on this if there are any questions or the like directed at me. (talk) 05:49, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
The IP is talking about this comment (with dead on refs describing AfD as "german nationalist") that they made at the Talk page, and this response from "Joobo", which was frankly flabbergasting, denying the additional sources that had just been provided to them: "Preposterous" is the claim that this party is "german nationalist" when there are no sources indicating that. Jytdog (talk) 06:21, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Short block needed to get the attention of an IP-hopper using IPv6[edit]

Someone using 2405:205:A0E1:39F0:* (i.e. a single user, since that's what people usually get when using IPv6) is repeatedly adding irrelevant material on RCI (company), one of the largest time-share brokers in the world with operations in 100+ countries, detailed information about their office in Bangalore, India (one of more than 100 local offices of theirs...), and names of staff there, probably because of wanting to have their name on Wikipedia (see page history of the article...); so far having used four IPs in that net in quick succession, and getting four identical messages (see User talk:2405:205:A0E1:39F0:471B:4F8:59E9:744D), but obviously not having read any of them. So could someone please block them for 12-24h to get their attention? - Tom | Thomas.W talk 18:13, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

  • I protected. Kinda pushing the number of reverts since it wasn't vandalism, even if it was disruptive, so please be careful. Dennis Brown - 18:19, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

User:Mrakd002.302 Continued addition of unsourced material[edit]

This user has a long history of unsourced additions, mostly with a focus on music, specifically Stevie Wonder. User has received multiple final warnings, each of which was WP:REMOVED by them ([11], [12], and [13]). The latest final warning was not only removed but the issue was replaced to the article without sourcing (see [14] and [15]). Additionally this user has received numerous warnings on refactoring other people's comments on talk pages, including at at least one of the many AfDs of this user's articles ([16]).--☾Loriendrew☽ (ring-ring) 21:47, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

Refspam and personal threats by Jesuslord4ever[edit]

This is my first ANI case. Please see [17] and [18]. But also [19] (Jesuslord4ever you can finally reach real admins here). Also of interest is the earlier issue discussed here: WT:MED#A_website_called_chronoleaks_that_seems_not_to_be_about_ineffective_methods_of_waterproofing_timepieces. My involvement: I participated to that WT:MED thread, I think that I rightfully reverted the editor's edits and warned the user using standard templates. I later by courtesy linked this editor to the WT:MED thread such that a better explanation for the blacklist of the site could be available. This site was apparently also reflink-spammed by another account before, prompting the blacklist decision which ensued. These links were also not to reliable sources and some were in a medical context. Thanks, —PaleoNeonate - 06:29, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

I don't see any personal threats. Just the incoherent ranting of someone who thinks they can get away with ignoring community standards of behavior by bullying tactics. Not here to build the encyclopaedia. I think PaleoNeonate's blacklisting of the site was not excessive at it appears to be a blog and not very likely to provide a reliable source for anything, particularly not a medical article. • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 09:58, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
I was not the one who blacklisted it (this should be clear by the WT:MED thread), but I agree that it was a good decision. It's possible that I misinterpreted the rant as a threat, here's the quote which appeared to be a threat: Being admin dont give every right. Working at the NSA does give some one the right to delete the every putin email registed. Or making his mails public to your get what i mean ?. You think you acted right ? Noo your didnt, your acted uporn emotion, and an elite admin does not act on emoting. PaleoMeanate you Pseudo yourself right, remember online your never know with who you are dealing, so be kind to everybody because you dont know if its a test or not which I interpreted as: "You hide behind your pseudoname, but beware, ... incoherent threat of espionage, intrusion and/or decoy...". I'm of course neither an administrator, nor was any action "act on emoting", just application of standard practices, with politeness... In any case, I agree about NOTHERE, this part is obvious. Thanks, —PaleoNeonate - 13:17, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
Obvious troll is obvious. (talk) 18:59, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
Update: the editor was blocked indefinitely by Bbb23 after another attempt to spam the site on Wikipedia by other means. —PaleoNeonate - 23:52, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Editor making disruptive edits to Game of Thrones articles[edit]

Withdrawn This was poorly thought out. The majority of the report was originally drafted to be posted on Yunshui's talk page, and was not appropriate for ANI. The content of it is accurate and, if further disruption continues after the present block expires, I might reuse a lot of the diffs at a later date. I originally stuck my entire opening comment to make it clear that I had withdrawn it, but then I realized that doing so could be interpreted as "I was wrong on the substance", which would perhaps encourage more disruption. So I've unstricken it. But someone should close it anyway. Hijiri 88 (やや) 04:56, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

AffeL (talk · contribs) was blocked for almost a year between 2013 and 2014 before receiving a STANDARDOFFER.[20] He has since continued to engage in disruptive behaviour including, but not limited to, OR, edit-warring, BLP violations, personal attacks, and IDHT (just look at how frequently he blanks his own talk page). His interactions with me go back a little less than a month, but he's been doing essentially the same thing with a lot of editors for a long time, an messing up a lot of articles while doing so.

The following is a brief summary of his disruption in the past week, the last of which led to a block for 48 hours from User:Yunshui, but this almost certainly won't solve the problem given the number of warnings and last chances he's been given. Yunshui advised me to take this here so the community can discuss the larger problem, although I had been considering ANI for some time.

Summary of recent behaviour
  • Denial of edit-warring charges based on a wikilawyer-ish "definition" of edit-warring.[21][22][23]
  • Copy-pasting the same IDHT response to a legitimate concern about sourcing seven times in a row.[24][25][26][27][28][29][30]
  • Engaging in off-topic commentary about how much more popular Game of Thrones is than its source material,[31] then repeatedly attacking me for responding to said off-topic commentary[32][33] and going so far as to directly claim that he wasn't the one who brought it up.[34]
  • Repeatedly collapsing my FAC comments or decontextualizing them by leaving uncollapsed only my first comment and his first (non-)response, but none of my further responses.[35][36][37] I had actually given him permission to collapse everything except my first comment, but he misquoted that[38] and later admitted to having not carefully read it before acting on it.[39] Not reading other editors' comments is a recurring problem with him.
  • Reinserting counter-consensus content with the rationale that there has been no specific consensus not to include it, even though there had been a standing consensus for almost two years[40][41][42] or with no explanation at all.[43][44]
  • Repeatedly claiming to have done a thorough source review of a long article containing at the time some 146 inline citations in roughly two hours,[45][46][47][48] hand-waving evidence to the contrary as "must have missed that one"[49] and dodging requests to clarify whether he means something else when he says he did a source check.[50][51] (Although he did specify what he meant -- I can to the "Sentence X in our article is an accurate summary of the claim made in paragraph Y of this source Z" thing at the talk page. -- before promising to do it, and he very openly did not do that.)
  • A couple or baseless accusations of sockpuppetry against me and User:Curly Turkey.[52][53] (I explained how it is baseless here, although I really shouldn't have to explain myself to someone who created nine sock accounts to evade their indef block.)

If anyone wants older evidence of disputes with people other than me and Curly Turkey ping me. Another more general problem is his poor sourcing standards. He has a tendency to add sources to articles that don't directly support the content, add "sourced" article content that is at best only partly supported by the sources, and remove maintenance tags by adding sources that don't actually address the issue. This, this and this are particularly glaring examples (note that the latter two are also BLP-violations, engaging in unsourced speculation about the romantic relationships of two actors and the career choices of one other), but the problem is endemic, including in at least one of his successful (!) GA noms. Attempts to broach this issue with him on his talk page have been unsuccessful.[54][55]

I'm torn on how to deal with this. He is essentially a Game of Thrones SPA, so TBANning might be too harsh. Technically an indefinite block is the appropriate sanction for a formerly indeffed editor who was unblocked on condition that they change their behaviour and then failed to do so. Another option would be indefinite 1RR, which would at least force him to use the talk page. Or, better still, 0RR. Softlavender warned him about edit-warring last time his name came up here,[56] and he's not exactly a stranger to ANEW.[57][58][59][60]

Hijiri 88 (やや) 09:07, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

  • For what it's worth, I don't think this is going anywhere. I probably should have said This user is engaged in OR, BLP-violations, persistent edit-warring, wikilawyering, personal attacks and COPYVIO against other Wikipedians, inappropriate removal of maintenance tags, mass-creation of articles on non-notable fictional characters that long-standing consensus held should be redirects to lists, IDHT (regarding multiple warnings and even the unblock-terms of a STANDARDOFFER) and deceptive/misleading practices. He should be TBANned and/or subjected to 1RR. and provided my diffs after each comma, with minimal elaboration. Hindsight is 20/20 (I thought this would play out like the Tristan noir affair on AN a few years back, where for some reason a large number of editors, mostly admins, spontaneously agreed to read a massive wall-of-text I posted and check the background to ensure I wasn't lying). This thread should probably be closed. Hijiri 88 (やや) 03:01, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
  • I have to be honest, your treatment of the FA [61], particularly in the collapsed section is pretty harsh, Hijiri 88. You seem to be a lot more aggressive, and off-topic than needed. I've only been through a few GA/FA processes, but if you treated me like that, I would have just told you to piss off and given up. That doesn't mean he doesn't have some issues, I'm just saying your behavior there isn't up to Wikipedia standards. Your first paragraph is "it's worth noting that when nominated the article contained a very dubious unsourced claim about Dinklage's career choices, which the nominator added to th lead during the course of this RFC.[1][2] The original nominator (whose talk page I have on my watchlist) was the one who added this unsourced claim to the body last fall, and has a history of questionable sourcing issues, and pushing articles with said issues through the GA process; it wouldn't surprise me if, once one scratched beneath the surface, this FA-nominated article revealed similar problems." so you are automatically making claims against the FA nominator after saying (then striking) "I'm neutral on whether the article should be promoted as is". You seem to have enough of a bias/involvedment regarding him that you probably shouldn't be reviewing his FA nominations. Dennis Brown - 12:46, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
@Dennis Brown: Until I commented, an article with demonstrable sourcing issues (multiple instances of OR based on a questionable interpretation of primary source data, and a few spots of unsourced content) looked like it was going to be promoted to FA. That's not a good thing. Also, you seem to be ignoring the timeline: I chimed in with a neutral comment, simply stating that the nominator had demonstrated sourcing problems on multiple articles in the past few months, including the nominated article. AffeL responded with a series of off-topic comments about me and blatantly lied about having gone through every sentence of the article and confirmed that they were verified by the source in under two hours. Only then did I decide to oppose the nomination, after the nominator had spent three days insulting me, lying to me, and refusing to do any of the heavy lifting necessary to bring the article to FA standard. It should be pretty clear from this if nothing else that I went to more trouble to check the article's sources than the nominator did. Hijiri 88 (やや) 20:36, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
  • The rest of the claims are editor issues but I'm not inclined to block for them as I think much of this was brought upon yourself by your aggressive attitude at FA. The SPI claim, I would respectfully disagree with Yunshui on the block, although the block was certainly within admin discretion and the letter of policy. Two offhand comments could have easily just drawn a strong warning. AffeL is certainly wrong when he says 2 reverts aren't edit warring. Once revert can be under the right circumstances, and his grasp of some of Wikipedia's policies is obviously less than optimal, but ignorance alone isn't usually sanctionable. Dennis Brown - 13:03, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
You seem to be ignoring all the warnings the same user had already been given, though. He was EW-blocked for a year and was only unblocked when he said he understood what he had done wrong and would not do it anymore. Do you want me to go through his talk page history and dig up all the warnings he blanked without reading? Hijiri 88 (やや) 20:36, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
No, I want you to stop assuming that because my perspective is different than yours that I've somehow failed to do something right. It's a bit condescending and frankly, unwise. I'm not worried about last year, I'm looking at this FA, and in this FA, I don't think your behavior has been a model for other Wikipedians, which I've already stated. Your further comments have not dissuaded me. Dennis Brown - 00:10, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
@Dennis Brown: Well, you're entitled to your opinion, and I respect that. Wikipedia couldn't operate if people didn't agree to disagree from time to time. If you were some random newly-annointed sysop I would probably question your judgement, but knowing you as I do, I am confident that you looked into the matter appropriately and just happen to have come to a different conclusion than I and some others have. I probably could have done a much better job convincing you and whoever else would have read and replied to a more concise report (see above), and for that I apologize.
We'll see if the problems continue, and if they do ... well, I'm going to, at the very least, run the wording of my report past someone who knows how to write ANI reports a lot better than I do. Even if AffeL's first edit after his current block expires is something atrocious, though, that probably won't be for another few weeks. I've been having a lot more fun away from ANI than on it.
Hijiri 88 (やや) 03:01, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
  • I know its a lot of work, but in the future it would probably be more effective to review the article for sourcing problems if you suspect this, out of respect for other editors who have worked on the nomination, I don't think you should vote oppose without evidence — it is a lot of work, so anyone posting thorough evidence of something like this should probably get a barnstar for bringing it to the community's attention, but accusations like this need evidence. Seraphim System (talk) 13:38, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
@Seraphim System: I tried. I went through the first several paragraphs, but that just wound up creating more work, because every time I tagged something AffeL came along, removed the tag, and added another source that had little-to-no relation to the content, or simply removed the content (with a misleading edit summary) so that I then had to consider whether said content was important to meet the comprehensiveness criterion. Anyway, reporting someone on ANI for lying and saying that they did a thorough source review that they obviously did not should (among a plethora of other offenses) should not require having done a thorough source check oneself. The article needed a bunch of fixes to meet the FA criteria, and AffeL (who also edit-wars while pretending he doesn't; see the first bullet point) made life extremely difficult for those of us who tried. Hijiri 88 (やや) 20:36, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
Also, you should bear in mind how difficult it is to load the majority of those sources, with their pop-ups and automatically-playing videos on even a fast internet connection. No one should ever be forced to source check an entertainment article unless they are trying to get the article promoted. But if I had done the heavy (and I mean heavy) work to get the article promoted, the result would be AffeL taking credit for my work (work that he made for me with his clumsy reading of sources) on his user page and throwing it in my face next time I try to make an edit to the article he doesn't agree with and he reverts me. That's what he has been doing on the other articles I mentioned. Hijiri 88 (やや) 20:45, 21 June 2017 (UTC)


Hotelpool indef-blocked as a sockpuppet. (non-admin closure) Softlavender (talk) 23:01, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Resolved: Hotelpool indef-blocked as a sockpuppet. Nothing more to do here. Exemplo347 (talk) 22:32, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

After my cresation of the article Worldventures User:Exemplo347 added a G11 tag. I removed it and started a discussion on his talkpage as well as the article talk (which he has not replied to) After he reinserted it I notified him of the creation of this thread he replied "Please, please do that. I'd really like it." He also broke 3RR by inserting it again. He seems to be biased with the articles content which leads me to believe that he is a paid editor. Hotelpool (talk) 13:42, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

We've got lots of biased editors who don't get paid a lick. Is there a specific edit that says "Paid editor"? UltraExactZZ Said ~ Did 13:46, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Actually, I've deleted it now. Since you started the article, you aren't supposed to remove a speedy delete tag, so frankly I'm not concerned about how many reverts they did. If anyone should be blocked, it would be you for continually removing the tag. What you created was unambiguous Grade A Spam with no encyclopedic value. Dennis Brown - 13:47, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
(edit conflict) @Hotelpool: Please do not remove CSD notices from pages you have created yourself. Please 'contest the deletion' and let the reviewing admin decide- as, indeed, they did. — O Fortuna semper crescis, aut decrescis 13:48, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Enjoy your day folks. Exemplo347 (talk) 13:49, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

I have recreated the article. I will start other measures to combat this if this fails Hotelpool (talk) 13:50, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

  • Deleted again and salted by Black Kite. Dennis Brown - 13:51, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
  • No, you won't. I have deleted the article again, and if you re-create it you will be blocked for persistent spamming. Black Kite (talk) 13:51, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Final warning given - Hotelpool, I really recommend you cut it out, as I or another admin will be blocking you the next time to attempt to re-create this article -- There'sNoTime (to explain) 13:53, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Can someone please deal with this - Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Exemplo347? Thanks. Exemplo347 (talk) 13:54, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

  • Blocked 12 hours - we've all got better things to be doing here than mopping up inappropriate articles, arguing or dealing with silly SPIs -- There'sNoTime (to explain) 13:56, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
I would suggest looking a little deeper into Hotelpool (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log)'s contributions. Their 6th edit was a level 4 warning [62]. Within three hours of creating their account, they added a speedy deletion tag to an article [63]. Then this doozy[64]. Here's another grossy unwarranted level 4 warning [65] for this edit. This is not a new editor, probably a troll, and almost certain a sock of another blocked user.- MrX 14:41, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
I'd agree. I don't care who you are, posting "have a nice block" on someone whose only warning is a level 4 you put there... nope. UltraExactZZ Said ~ Did 14:46, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
{{Checkuser needed}} Chrissymad raised some concerns that this could be Swissfishpool but I'm not familiar enough with them to duck-block.. A checkuser would be appreciated -- There'sNoTime (to explain) 15:22, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
Then Chrissymad should file an SPI linking to here. ~ Rob13Talk 15:46, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
I agree with Rob, and I've deactivated the Checkuser request. As an SPI clerk I'm not going to go hunting around to this-and-that discussion here and there to find the evidence. Put the evidence in a proper SPI and then we'll see about Checkuser. Ivanvector (Talk/Edits) 16:32, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
The Swissfishpool case is also  Stale for what it's worth. Ivanvector (Talk/Edits) 16:33, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
  • I had already echoed the possible linkage and Bbb23 deleted the SPI, so he obviously saw it, thus a CU has already reviewed. Dennis Brown - 16:35, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Just adding this note here for future reference ... regarding the site involved; see also the history at WorldVentures (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views). --- Barek (talkcontribs) - 19:29, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

  • Yeah ... it could have been deleted as G4, though I'm quite glad it wasn't, as I've never been claimed as a sockpuppet at an SPI before. There's a first time for everything. Black Kite (talk) 19:35, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

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Spam and copyright violations added to article[edit]

IP added copyvio/spam content on June 6 to Wyke Farms. Later, user Palomalacy did the same thing and an admin hid the revisions for both the IP and editor. Just today, IP came back to remove the sourced controversy section as inaccurate. I'm not sure of the best place to report this so I'm posting here. SL93 (talk) 16:30, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Sourced controversy section failed verification; dead link - Listed as published November 2016, but accessed April 2016. Simply an unencyclopedic local article consisting of "He said, she said." I have removed the section. ScrpIronIV 19:17, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
It is the website for several newspapers in Somerset but recently redesigned its site and appears to have deleted everything that was there before. The Western Daily Press tweeted it ( on the date it was published; the access date was clearly a typo for 2017. It could probably be found in a newspaper, but I agree it isn't important enough to be mentioned in the article. Peter James (talk) 23:42, 21 June 2017 (UTC)


CodeEditor123 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · page moves · block user · block log) Seems to be NOTHERE, but has been here for awhile, regardless recent edits are unacceptable. - FlightTime (open channel) 20:06, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

@FlightTime: Blocked 31 hours for vandalism, pretty sure it's just going to be a case of not being here but I'm happy to keep an eye out and reel in the rope when the block expires -- There'sNoTime (to explain) 20:10, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
@There'sNoTime: Thank you :) - FlightTime (open channel) 20:12, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

dispute over speedy deletions[edit]

i jonnymoon96 have been accused of making way to many mistakes which if i have you are welcome to reverse my work the dispute is with my latest contributions with speedy deletion Special:Contributions/Jonnymoon96 i have a dispute with MrX here is his quote on my talk page User_talk:Jonnymoon96 Please don't nominate any more article for G11 deletion until you fully understand WP:CSD#G11. You are making too may mistakes and creating a lot of unnecessary extra work for others. Please get a second opinion from an admin or one of the regulars at [WP:NPP]] if you think a particular article should be speedily deleted. Thank you.- MrX 21:44, 21 June 2017 (UTC) to be fair i have made mistakes before also here is MrX Talk Page User_talk:MrX here is our conversion on his talk page "thank you for your work and thank you for letting me know about your contesting Speedy Deletion i appreciate your work Jonnymoon96 (talk) 19:50, 21 June 2017 (UTC)" "Thank you Jonnymoon96. You should be careful about nominating articles for deletion because you consider them too promotional, including The Trevor Project and Graphiq. These deletion nominations are not in accord with policy or practice. I suggest getting a second opinion from an admin or experienced editor before doing any more nominations like this. I hope that makes sense.- MrX 21:38, 21 June 2017 (UTC)" i have complied with his requests--Jonnymoon96 (talk) 22:17, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Here's an opinion from an admin. You should stop tagging articles for deletion completely - and you're tagging quite a few. At least some of your nominations (I didn't look at all) for AfD are also inappropriate. You don't nominate an article because it's overly promotional as that's not a basis for deleting an article at AfD. I suggest you work on improving articles rather than trying to get them deleted.--Bbb23 (talk) 23:06, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
I am not sure why you brought this here. If you are complying with his request, then that should be the end of it. --Tarage (talk) 23:09, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
  • A look over your deleted contributions is troubling. I'm not sure how POPLINE or Daiya got deleted, for example. They both seem fine to me. -- Tavix (talk) 23:16, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
I went ahead and restored them as I disagree they were proper G11's. If they are to be deleted, there should be a discussion first. -- Tavix (talk) 16:58, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

How is an article that is overly promotional not a grounds for deletion as I have read Wikipedia policy and have read at articles for deletion and the Wikipedia rules do i make mistakes absolutely but my interpretation seems to be completely different a lot of articles I have sent to XFD have gotten deleted because they were overly promotional the exact reason that people are saying why I should not send them to XFD I am not an admin so I don't have the power to delete articles some articles I have sent to XFD have been kept while others I have sent have not been kept I have helped contribute to articles also is not the point of XFD for people to debate whether people should keep a certain article based on Wikipedia rules and policies so in conclusion while I disagree with the admins on this point I very much appreciate thier feedback--Jonnymoon96 (talk) 02:13, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Let other people tend to the deleting and you perhaps might focus on your writing skills, being that this is a writing project. That sentence/paragraph is nearly incomprehensible.- MrX 03:22, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Wow! That was one complete run-on sentence, with nary a comma, semi-colon or dash to slow down the reader; not even a period at the end! I shudder to think that the person who wrote that is actually editing the encyclopedia. Beyond My Ken (talk) 07:45, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Why also would you nominate an article for speedy deletion [66] and then contest your own nomination eight minutes later [67] ? --Drm310 🍁 (talk) 17:28, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Block review - impersonation[edit]

I just blocked Yamla's Brother (talk · contribs). Whoever this is has been setting up impersonation accounts on a number of Wikimedia projects. I have admin rights here and blocked this for evident reasons. I raise the block here in case anyone thinks I shouldn't have acted directly. Barring objections, I plan to keep blocking these where I see them. --Yamla (talk) 22:37, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

It's one of our LTAs, block away as you see fit.--Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 22:41, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Two editors writing autobiographies and not communicating[edit]

We have a couple of editors plus an IP writing autobiographies at Peter Coleman (sailor) and Paul Coleman (sailor), adding subjective POV material such as this. There has been some attempt at communication (see Wikipedia:Teahouse#References and sources., Wikipedia:Teahouse#haven't heard back... and Wikipedia:Teahouse#Are "in good order" ?), but competence issues seem to be impeding communication. I'm posting here in the hope that we might get Peter and Paul's attention. Cordless Larry (talk) 23:30, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Someone familiar with competitive sailing needs to look these over and decide whether they qualify for notability. I certainly can't tell. Beyond My Ken (talk) 07:42, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
I would assume good faith of inexperienced editors here, one of them contributiong whilst logged out. Having found some sources and made a contribution, I would like to suggest there should be one article “Team Coleman (Sailing)” with the Peter and Paul Coleman pages being redirects.CV9933 (talk) 08:34, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
I think it's a competence/inexperience issue too, but the POV edits continue. Cordless Larry (talk) 13:04, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
I would sooner call it COI and autobiographical. Whether they deserve an article is not totally relevant, it's just the fact that they have a COI and have shown they are unable to act reasonably when it comes to their own articles. And all their edits have been to their own articles or tangentially related ones. ‡ Єl Cid, Єl Caɱ̩peador ᐁT₳LKᐃ 13:10, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Now we have PeterColemanUSA making POV additions with an edit summary of "correcting spelling / grammar". Cordless Larry (talk) 14:12, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
And the same from Paul. Cordless Larry (talk) 14:20, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
My guess is that it's not two editors, but one person using two accounts, most probably someone associated with the team. Comparison of time stamps on the contributions shows continuous edting between the two accounts, with no overlaps. "Peter" appears to be the maion account, with "Paul" an afterthought. I would suggest a username block until this is straightened out.Beyond My Ken (talk) 15:48, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
I have posted a comment on the talk page of "Peter", suggesting that the two accounts be linked, and that they begin to communicate. I note that they did post on the Teahouse, which is encouraging. Beyond My Ken (talk) 16:04, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Guessing again, based on my examination of their edits, that there's a good probability that the editor isn't either Peter or Paul Coleman, but someone connected with them (younger relative, perhaps?). The absence of an article on the thrid brother, Gerard, is also interesting. Beyond My Ken (talk) 16:32, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Well, some of my guesses appear to be wrong, as PeterColemanUSA said on their talk page that he and PaulColemanUSA are brothers and not the same person (and he signed as "Peter"). I've asked him explicitly if they are the brothers the articles are about, so we'll see what the response is. In the meantime I've pointed PeterColemanUSA to WP:Autobiography and WP:COI and cautioned him to be as neutral as possible in his editing. Beyond My Ken (talk) 23:16, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

User:Técnico (moved from WP:AN)[edit]

Técnico (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log)

A single-page editor is continually making the same argument on Talk:Breitbart News in a disruptive manner. He's been making the same argument roughly once a day for several weeks, and has been warned multiple times to make more constructive contributions, both on his talk page ([68]) and on the Breitbart News page ([69]). He's also discussed this topic on WP:NPOV/N; he is aware of [70] and refuses to listen to the consensus there.

I request he be banned from editing the Talk:Breitbart News page for at least 1 week.

Power~enwiki (talk) 03:10, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Power~enwiki, I am not a single-page editor. I am not re-hashing an old argument; The archives do not discuss the question of whether leaning contradicts far. There is no consensus about the answer to that question. Técnico (talk) 03:22, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
According to the User contributions log, you made your first edit on May 28, 2017. (to Talk:Breitbart News) Your first edit not related to that page was yesterday, after a consensus developed against your proposals on WP:NPOV/N. Power~enwiki (talk) 03:26, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Power~enwiki, now I am editing more pages. Anyway, there is not a consensus on WP:NPOV/N on whether leaning contradicts far. If leaning contradicts far, then the current Wikipedia article on Breitbart News is clearly violating WP:BALANCE. If you have something constructive to contribute to the question about whether leaning contradicts far, please contribute at WP:NPOV/N. Técnico (talk) 04:05, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Tecnico, no one is obligated to respond directly to your arguments. A consensus was established a few months ago on the content issue and you refuse to abide by it. Realistically, there is zero chance you will change that consensus. I have humored your arguments long enough; it is time for you to drop the stick before you are sanctioned. (I am not watching this page, so please ping me if you want my attention.) --Dr. Fleischman (talk) 04:32, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Dr. Fleischman, yes, no one is obligated, but some have responded to NPOVN. A few editors even concur that leaning is not a superset of far. However, there is no consensus about that point there or in the archives. Thus, it is false to say there is. Will you help me to find a consensus about point 6? Técnico (talk) 06:24, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

I request a full ban for 1 week. He's clearly either trolling, or not competent to participate on Wikipedia. Power~enwiki (talk) 04:07, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Power~enwiki, please read WP:PERSONAL and please stop attacking me. Técnico (talk) 04:24, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
@Técnico: Although discussing editor behavior rather than articles and content should generally be avoided, it is different at administrator noticeboards or on personal user talk pages, when done civilly. Casting aspersions should however also be supported by evidence if the claims are questionable (see the WP:ASPERSIONS information page). These are not personal attacks. —PaleoNeonate - 07:28, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Técnico says he's not a single-purpose editor, so let's give him the benefit of the doubt and see it. But the re-hashing at Breitbart is a consistent pattern. I support a topic ban of up to one month. If he moves on to similar behavior in a related topic, we can expand the topic ban or consider a full ban. —Guanaco 04:28, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Guanaco, I am not re-hashing. The archives do not address the question of whether leaning contradicts 'far'. Técnico (talk) 04:45, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────(edit conflict)These new edits seem to me as:

  • Hitting the "random article" button
  • Making pointless formatting changes (such as adding &nsbp-tags)

SPA is an abbreviation of single purpose account, not single-page account — hence these edits do not change the singular purpose of the account. Instead, to me they indicate WP:BADFAITH and WP:NOTHERE. They might even be enough to indicate WP:SOCKPUPPETRY, as this technique is often not exhibited among newer users.

These issues are in my book more than sufficient for a topic-ban. A 1-week ban will be entirely ineffective and only result in a new report here in 2 weeks time.

A topic-ban solves these issues, and the risk of being WP:OVERSIGHTed and permanently blocked if the behavior persists on a new account should be enough to dissuade the creation of sockpuppets. Carl Fredrik talk 04:32, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Carl, you seem to committing the ad hominem fallacy. If you think that far is a subset of leaning, please explain why at NPOVN. Técnico (talk) 05:13, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
  • I support a topic ban although Wikipedia is generally weak when trying to deal with agenda-driven accounts who have learned the art of civil POV pushing, and this noticeboard may want to see a lot more wasted time before sanctions are imposed. I noticed a report at NPOVN. After investigation I left some pointy comments but talk is easily deflected. Técnico is here to counter the consensus position regarding a particular topic, and talk will not stand in the way. Johnuniq (talk) 04:40, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Johnuniq, there is no consensus on whether leaning contradicts far. Go to NPOVN and constructively contribute. Técnico (talk) 04:50, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

What should the topic ban cover? Post-1932 politics of the United States, as per the Arbitration rulings? —Guanaco 04:42, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Guanaco, there is no consensus on whether leaning contradicts far. I haved checked the archives. If there is a rational, reasonable, discussion allowed, then I think we can reach consensus. If you would like to constructively participate in reaching a consensus, please contribute at NPOVN. Técnico (talk) 05:13, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Technico, enough. We get your point, now move on. Do something constructive, per your own advice. You are advising long-standing users to edit constructively when so far all you have done is refuse to drop the stick and shove your POV into other users' faces. Enough. Move on. Callmemirela 🍁 {Talk} 05:29, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Callmemirela 🍁, I am not shoving my POV. I am asking for an objective resolution to the question of whether leaning contradicts far. Do you think that leaning contradicts far? Share your analysis of whether or not far is a subset of leaning at NPOVN Técnico (talk) 05:35, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
  • support TBANsite ban and indefinite block from Post-1932 politics of the United States. Here to campaign; WP:NOTHERE to build an encyclopedia. Jytdog (talk) 05:17, 22 June 2017 (UTC) (NB - update per behavior here and MrX's remarks. Jytdog (talk) 13:52, 22 June 2017 (UTC))
Is not part of building this encyclopedia ensuring that it adheres to WP:BALANCE? You seem to be committing the the ad hominem fallacy. If you would like to help us reach consensus about whether leaning contradicts far, please visit NPOVN Técnico (talk) 05:29, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
We are all talking about your behavior. NPOV means that you set aside what you believe, read the strongest reliable sources you can find, and summarize them in WP, giving WEIGHT to what they say. You are not coming even close to doing that - you arrived with a very strong and very clear POV and have been bludgeoing talk pages and discussion boards trying to force it into WP. This is unacceptable behavior here. Read WP:SOAPBOX (policy), WP:YESPOV (policy), WP:ADVOCACY (helpful essay), WP:TENDENTIOUS (helpful essay). You are not the first person to abuse Wikipedia this way, and you will not be the last. Jytdog (talk) 05:36, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Jytdog, what is a good way to have a reasonable, rational, objective discussion about whether or not an article is violating WP:BALANCE? I apologize if I am doing something wrong. I am just trying to do what is correct. There is no consensus about the question of whether something that is leaning can also be far. Técnico (talk) 05:42, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
You are starting backwards. You are starting with the assumption that Breitbart is X. You have been arguing from the stance. You have not been engaging with the strongest, independent, reliable sources. They are where everything starts here. Jytdog (talk) 05:47, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Jytdog, where am I going wrong in the following line of reasoning?
1. WP:BALANCE says, "when reputable sources contradict one another and are relatively equal in prominence, describe both points of view and work for balance."
2. CNN is a reputable source.
3. CNN calls Breitbart far-right.
4. The New York Times is a reputable source.
5. The New York Times calls Breitbart conservative-leaning. [71]
6. Leaning contradicts far.
7. Therefore, reputable sources contradict.
8. The New York Times is relatively equal in prominence to CNN. (It can be argued that NYT is much more.)
9. Hence, by WP:BALANCE, we need to describe both points of view and work for balance. -- Técnico (talk) 05:52, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
This discussion is not yet another place for you to argue this issue. You need to listen to other experienced editors and understand why your arguments are being rejected. More to the point, the issue is settled and it's time for you to drop the stick. If you can't accept that a decision has been made that you disagree with, then you need to find something else to do with your time. NorthBySouthBaranof (talk) 05:57, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Anybody can cherry pick two sources and play them off each other in this way; it is not compelling. Working in WP especially on contentious topics means doing actual work. Do your homework - find every reference to Breitbart in non-opinion pieces in the NYT and in CNN in the last year, actually read them, and find some way to note what they say with some nuance, honestly. Then try to summarize it, honestly. Presenting the data and the results of that work and inviting others to review it and then discussing, would be both compelling and consensus-building. What you have been doing, even here, is tedious and trivial. I am not responding to you further. Jytdog (talk) 06:13, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Jytdog, thank you for the guidance; I need to do more work. I agree. For example, I should have emphasized that The New York Times article is the Times' premeir encylopedic article about Breitbart. The Times article is entitled "What Is Breitbart News?" [72]
I should have also made very clear that I was not rehashing an old argument. The old argument was about whether right-wing also meant far-right. My question is about whether leaning is a superset of far. Thank you. Técnico (talk) 08:26, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support topic ban from post-1932 US politics — Técnico, if you're truly here to contribute to the encyclopedia constructively, you'll find some other, hopefully less contentious, topics to edit for awhile, you'll gain a better understanding of our policies, you'll develop skills in discussing and negotiating consensus with other editors, and you'll learn why, exactly, your proposed edits have been rejected (hint: it has to do with WP:RS and WP:DUE). If you really are here only for the single purpose of beating this dead Breitbart horse, then you're not here to build a collaborative Internet encyclopedia and you should find something else to do with your time. NorthBySouthBaranof (talk) 05:57, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Jytdog, do you see what I mean? It seems very difficult to have a reasonable, rational, objective discussion. I think it is clear that you can answer at NPOVN my question about point 6. Técnico (talk) 06:05, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
It is increasingly impossible if one defines "reasonable, rational, and objective" as "agrees with me". Carl Fredrik talk 06:37, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Carl Fredrik, please read WP:PERSONAL and please stop attacking me. Técnico (talk) 07:06, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
NorthBySouthBaranof, please go to NPOVN and let me know what you think about point 6. Técnico (talk) 06:04, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support topic ban — Although I didn't participate I have been following this discussion. All along, it seemed clear to me that the consensus was to not reopen the RfC and that most reliable sources describe it as far-right. All along, this editor was WP:LAWYERING others like if they were the ones not building consensus or following policy. I think that a topic ban is a good first alternative to a complete WP:NOTHERE block and would allow the opportunity to learn and edit in less contentious areas. —PaleoNeonate - 07:19, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
User:PaleoNeonate, you are mistaken about the RfC It was about a different question. That RfC was about right-wing vs far-right. My issue is about conservative-leaning vs far-right. Since those two questions seem to be easily confused, my discussions about WP:BALANCE have been getting cut-off. Thus, please base your decision on the truth. Técnico (talk) 07:54, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
  • SUPPORT (TEMP) - While I somewhat empathize with new users (I was one once), it seems that from the start, they have failed to recognize the importance (and methods) of building a WP:Consensus. A competent editor on Wikipedia requires things like nuance and the ability to interact, perhaps even tenacity in certain regards, but Técnico has yet to understand the importance of such vital tools. I must support, although, I think things might have been different if they had chosen to try to find compromise and connection, rather than demand and disengagement. Their page does not say much, but it is all they have earned, unfortunately [73]. Perhaps they will listen after responsibility is given, perhaps not. Let them decide. DN (talk) 07:31, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support topic ban per WP:SPA, WP:NPOV, WP:IDHT, WP:CIR. Beyond My Ken (talk) 07:40, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Beyond My Ken, why ban me for WP:NPOV when I am trying to promote WP:BALANCE? Técnico (talk) 08:05, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
    • Comment My interactions with Técnico were minimal, and I will refer to wiser editors, and or, those that have dealt with them on a more consistent basis. DN (talk) 07:53, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
    • 'Comment I also have only dealt with him over the one issue of Breibart being far right or not. But the issue is whether "Conservative leaning" excludes or contradicts "far fight", not about the meaning of the words "lean" and "far" (except in the sense of saying that one does not contradict (based on context) the other).Slatersteven (talk) 10:03, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support indef topic ban from post-1932 US politics broadly construed. Técnico is indistinguishable from a troll. He disruptively demands that editors continue to argue about content matters that were settled months ago. He shops the same arguments at multiple fora, just as he has done here. He demands consensus against straw man arguments ("there is no consensus on whether leaning contradicts far."). I strongly suspect that he is a sock of a previously blocked or banned editor. I would also support a site ban as I see no evidence that he is here to help build an encyclopedia and the disruption-to-constructive-contribution ratio is too high. The unfortunate reality is that other socks will soon appear on scene to continue to disrupt talk:Breitbart News and well-intentioned editors will continue to feed these trolls.- MrX 12:05, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support indef topic ban from post-1932 US politics - I've been half way watching the discussion on the BB talk page for a while now. I appreciate their... enthusiasm, but they need to learn that this is a damned big place with a lot to be done, and that arguing ad infinitum about comparatively minor word choice is not a strategy for doing that. Hopefully editing in non-controversial areas is a route to learning that, because eight mainspace edits into ANI is not a promising sign that the user is here to build an encyclopedia. If they can show that they are an asset to the project, then they can always appeal the TBAN in a few months and maybe try again. TimothyJosephWood 12:43, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment There's no question that Tecnico is showing WP:TE behavior, and that can be problematic, but at the same time, they have not engaged in anything that looks like edit warring (all of 2 edits to the Breitbart article), and while they have opened several threads at the Breitbart talk page, the only venture of the topic outside that was NPOV/N, which definitely isn't forum shopping (that's exactly where dispute on neutrality should get more eyes). This seems like using talk pages for their designed purpose, though I certainly would caution them to avoid rehashing arguments. But separately, I'm finding the people speaking against Tecnico are editors that have shown little love towards Breitbart or other topics in this area in the past, and are operating in a group mindset, most likely unintentionally, circling the wagons around the result of the survey and not allowing it to be challenged, and then turning the tables to call out Tecnico as an SPA and disruptive, and possible a banned sock without evidence. This was all behavior seen from GG that lead to the ArbCom case (which I was at the center of it, so I'm very well aware of the issues with WP:TE), and the trend is all mirroring that. Even with the NPOV/N posting there's some question of the validity of how the selective nature of sources was done, and I think Tecnico needs to use the advice there along the lines of surveying the sources per Jytdog's comment above (06:13, 22 June 2017) to come at challenging the result with strong statistical evidence that supports their point. (Using one or two sources against 38 is not going to cut it, but there's seemingly 1000s more out there to do just that). To that end, I do think Tecnico needs at least an enforceable, if not voluntary, short break from the Breitbart page (even the whole post-1932 US politics) for perhaps 30 days, which would allow them time to develop a stronger argument to present. But trouts around to those refusing to have any reasonable discussion of the point of the matter about the debate. Talk pages can't be walled gardens, and when editors work unintentionally to make them like that, they create these types of editing behavior problems, rather than being more accommodating as we're supposed to be. --MASEM (t) 14:10, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
That is well said. Except that Tecnico's reply is a perfect example of the problem - they give a head fake toward the advice, and then keep right on at what they were doing before. And on that note, especially on emotionally laden topics (like alt med or politics) we get people who show up here driven by clear agendas, and when people treat WP like a nail that needs to be hammered (and Technico's actions here are mind-numbingly hammerlike) they need to restricted. This is even more true of alt-right topics where there is an army of online trolls who will just suck of oceans of volunteer time; volunteer time is the lifeblood of this place. "Bite" takes on a whole different meaning when you are dealing in a topic full of vampires. Jytdog (talk) 15:37, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
I know we (WP as a whole) are fighting alt-/far-right outside brigading, a mix of trolls and emotionally invested people. There's no question that the DSes in post-1932 US politics are needed. But you have to ask, why are they doing this in these areas? Personally, I would argue it is because of instead of adopting a more central/middle-ground view, WP presents a more leftist view due to a combination of what are considered reliable sources, and a combination of experienced editors on the site editing in these areas that average out to a leftist view, which has all the potential of creating an echo chamber - we have all the possible elements in place that we could end up as being similar to the walled garden of Conservapedia but on the left side, if we are not careful. That's going to draw trolls and emotionally-charged editors to hassle existing editors, no question, but its also going to draw earnest editors that are trying to break through the echo chamber but can't. That's why I'm not thrilled with the idea of silencing an editor that is asking policy-based questions about a past consensus, particularly since they haven't engaged in any other typical behavior that SPA/IPs that are trolling and not here to build the work typically do. Hence my suggestion of a voluntary time out from post-1932 Politics. Give them time to learn the ropes elsewhere and establish a better argument over a month or so. It they break that time out, or come back without any change in their TE behavior, or requestion without new arguments, then we can talk hard blocks/bans. --MASEM (t) 16:16, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
I have no knowledge about Breibart for various reasons, but what bothers me the most from this ANI thread is Tecnico's behaviour here. They are always replying to user who either agrees to the ban or makes a comment about his behaviour with "Why don't your participate in the discussion at [[WP:LINK]]?", which really bothers me. It's unnecessary and excessive. We're not here about a content dispute; we're here about their behaviour. They don't get it, but they still go at it with the same messages. They also keep using the same arguments such as "There is no consensus" and whatnot. It doesn't matter if there is consensus or not, we're here about the behaviour not whether the edit was valid or not. It's not a case of IDHT, it's more like IDGAF. Callmemirela 🍁 {Talk} 16:21, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Tecnico is annoying, at least here, but I agree with Masem that this topic ban is a bit much in a short period of time. They don't fit the mold for who we normally topic ban. I also agree that if Tecnico was smart, they would volunteer to stay away for 30 days and brush up a bit on policy here, so this would be less likely a problem in the future. Dennis Brown - 16:33, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
We routinely indef or restrict users who are a net negative to the project. This user has wasted a huge amount of other editor's time by obsessing on a single issue that has already been thoroughly discussed over a seven month period. He has refused to drop the stick, repeats the same weak arguments over and over, trolls[74], and has failed to gain consensus for any of his propositions.- MrX 17:11, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment - I request the topic-ban mainly for disruptive incompetence; note the sheer number of times he's said "far-right v. leaning" in this thread alone, often in response to a completely unrelated comment. 7 days should allow discussion of the outstanding topics on the board; right now every thread on Talk:Breitbart News is derailed by him and it's impossible to discuss anything. I would also note that, while Breitbart News is under the post-1932 discretionary sanctions, he's only edited the Talk page and I believe the sanctions only apply to article pages. Consensus from the admins appears to be that an indef topic-ban is too much, I see no argument against a single-page ban though. Power~enwiki (talk) 17:33, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

CSD abuse/disruptive editing/compromised account?[edit]

In the space of 24 minutes, Coder m applied a spate of CSD tags to 9 pages, most of which patently did not meet those criteria (A3, for instance, refers to empty articles; none of the tagged pages were empty). Suspecting disruptive intent and/or a compromised account, I performed an emergency block, and then used rollback to remove the templates.

Since all of the tagged pages related to Indian political parties, an area in which I am involved, I am first of all asking for a review of these actions. The situation seems clear cut to me, but if my actions are considered improper, I will self-revert, unblock, and tender an apology.

Second, what is to be done with Coder m? These edits seem totally out of character: they have not, as far as I can tell, used twinkle for CSD tagging before; and seem to have shown constructive intent, at the very least. My current block is for 31 hours, but if this account has in fact been hacked by a vandal, then indefinite would be appropriate. Thoughts? Vanamonde (talk) 09:35, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

I can't be sure of what's happening here, but it's likely that Coder m, an occasional editor with not much understanding of policy and deletion, thought they were legitimately CSD. Your reverts were definitely appropriate, and the block was a good emergency measure. CheckUser could give some indication whether the account's compromised, but I'm not sure it's necessary. My recommendation is to ask them to read the CSD policy and unblock once they've acknowledged that. —Guanaco 09:44, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
  • It seems like Vanamonde93's actions were appropriate here. I have no idea what Coder_m thought they were doing - it's something you'd expect from a brand new user, not someone who's been here for years. Oh well. Exemplo347 (talk) 09:49, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

I've posted an explanatory message at User talk:Coder m. —Guanaco 10:00, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

  • Valid use of the tools. Unusual situation, I would have done the exact same thing. The question of why they did this still remains. Dennis Brown - 10:52, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Wow, that's possibly the most bizarre CSD rampage I've seen - we even had an actress tagged as a non-notable musical recording! It's either a compromised account, deliberate disruption, or serious incompetence. Whichever it is, the block was an appropriate response - I might even have gone for indef myself, requiring an explanation before they're allowed back. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 11:56, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Looking back, we've had excessive tag-bombing from this account in the past, eg this. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 12:05, 22 June 2017 (UTC)


On Talk:Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (film), the behavior of User:Boeing720 has, I think, reached a place where sanctions should be considered. Despite being warned not to continue to do so, Boeing has relentlessly attacked User:TheOldJacobite for what he claims is his "ownership" of the article: this because TOJ is upholding our standard practice on film articles to determine who is or isn't a "star" for the purposes of listing them in the article's infobox. (For those unfamiliar with that process, it's generally that if they are listed on the film's poster, they go into the field.) Boeing continues to object that a single actor, who is not listed on the poster, be included, despite several editors (including myself) explaining the normal criteria. Boeing, however, continues to push the issue, as well as to attempt to put into the article his own WP:OR analyses concerning the film's music, with no source to support it.

Boeing's behavior is straightforward WP:IDHT, his continued badgering of TOJ borders on WP:NPA, and he's cluttering up the talk page with his theories about the film. What's worse, he actually had the temerity to post a comment that suggested that the actor was being kept off the star list because the actor is Jewish and that there may be a concerted effort to block him from appearing because of that.

This combination appears to me to be sufficient to warrant, at the very least, a firm warning from an administrator, and possibly something more substantial.

Diffs: [75], [76], [77], [78], [79], [80], [81], [82]

(Note: All these diffs came after the AN/I complaint he filed about TheOldJacobite's supposed "ownership" of the article was closed.)

Beyond My Ken (talk) 17:12, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Reply - I have attempted to improve the article Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (film). User OldJackobite reverted all, and referred to the talk-page. When I did reply to him at the talk-page, he then began to bombard my personal page. The second time he did so, did I leave a message here - and I was, and still am, concerned about his behavior. Now also about Beyond My Ken - and possibly the so called "task force". The main issue has been the question of David Dencik's casted role in this film. According to OldJacobite, did Dencik not star a role, and should not be mentioned among the other main actors. The reason for omitting Dencik was due to a poster for the film ! When I showed them another poster - with a slightly different casting (David Dencik's name is not written on what appears to be a British poster for this film, but well at a Danish one); they just goes on and on and on and on. Initially both on my talk-page and at the article's. This causes nothing good, and if (that's IF) anything was meant different from disturbing me, it becomes impossible to take to heart, among all the rubbish. I have only defended myself from untrue allegations, including disproving and proving things. And my conclusion about posters are that they are not up to Wikipedia:Identifying reliable sources - standard, since they for commercial reasons might differ also in between English speaking countries. OldJackobite & BeyondMyKen (consciously ?) confuse this with who might be a "movie star" or not. And don't differ between article and talk-page , but keep on with absurd allegations.
They also appear/(or might) to use dirty tricks, Beyond My Ken wrote this:
I'd also like to point out that in the poster in our infobox, Gary Oldman's name appears above the title, so an argument could be made (and normally I would make it, except for the mishegas that's been going on here) that only Oldman's name should appear in the infobox as a star, since above-the-title billing is a significant indication of who the film's stars are. The other actors, who appear below the title, would then be featured actors. As I said, I'm not going to press that argument. Beyond My Ken (talk) 01:41, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
(Which I of course replied to). But he then removed it. At the very least did it cause me an hour or more. I'm certain they give each other barnstars if this complaint gives them fuel. But I have not vandalized (as TheOldJacobite began with) nor broken any guidelines in the article. And only defended myself at the talk-page.
I have never during 5½ years not experienced anything close to this horrible experience. (please follow the history files) And the plot is written totally without sources, my efforts there included, as well as all other contributors'. But the OR in plot-parts of film articles is a far wider issue, I don't think I ever have read a plot which is based on other sources than the film/motion picture itself. I suggest the noticeboard, if possibly, keep an eye on this "task force" Boeing720 (talk) 23:28, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

  • Note: The previous ANI thread BMK is referring to is here: [84]. -- Softlavender (talk) 22:26, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
I just want to add, that my reply was to Beyond My Ken. When I saved it, there was a conflict. Many appear to use this page. I had to put it directly below. Softlander, You can also read my reply. Oddly... Boeing720 (talk) 23:34, 22 June 2017 (UTC)


I've questioned at least some of their edits, particularly those that go against a MOS:TV guideline known as WP:TVCAST. The user has been repeatedly adding unsourced tallies of absences of actors in season articles of at least two TV series - specifically, Boy Meets World and Wizards of Waverly Place. (A number of sample diffs: [85] [86] [87] [88] [89] [90] [91] [92] [93] [94] [95] [96] [97] [98] [99] [100] [101] [102]) I have warned the user about the TVCAST guideline disallowing cast absences or episode counts on their talk page [103], and it was reiterated by another editor [104]. But they continued to re-add the absence tallies to the Boy Meets World season articles after being told not to on their talk page. They have made some other significant edits to those articles, but I haven't evaluated them for further disruption, aside from episode summaries they added content to being too long.

While I'm saying they have added absence counts in groups of articles for two TV series, I can't seem to explain their taking them out in others (which shouldn't be there per the aforementioned TVCAST guideline) [105][106]. Their pattern of editing, judging from what I've seen in their contributions, suggests enough of a disruptive nature to them - especially with the recent warnings on their talk page. Plus, a lack of edit summaries with their more significant edits isn't helping. MPFitz1968 (talk) 19:24, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

In addition to their continued disruptive editing, and their ignoring of all attempts to communicate with them, I am also concerned about their apparent propensity to post WP:COPYVIOs, as per [107] (which they were warned about by another editor [108]). --IJBall (contribstalk) 20:46, 22 June 2017 (UTC)


Koala15 (talk · contribs) is changing sourced content and blanking citations when he disagrees with them. For example: blanking citation and changing sourced content; mass blanking; blanking and changing sourced content; blanking and changing sourced content.

This is the same problem as outlined above with another editor, who apparently got off with several "final" warnings. I am sick and tired of editors who blank citations when they disagree with them, then change sourced content to values not found in the citations because their original research tells them the citation is wrong. Koala15 has been given a final warning for disruption and was told that consensus is that we go by the sources for this content, yet he persists in changing reliably sourced content. Can someone block him please? NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 20:23, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

I am now involved. I have undone an edit. I am just too lazy to check the other edits. I've been involved with Koala15 ages ago over removing a template tag. Callmemirela 🍁 {Talk} 20:52, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
I was one of the last people who left the final warning template on Koala15's page a few days ago- since then, there have been several warnings given. I keep seeing their name popping up on the change logs for film pages and I'm puzzled, as I don't believe it's vandalism-related, but there is a complete disregard for consensus. I don't know what to say, really. DARTHBOTTO talkcont 21:32, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

User:Jim Michael and User:The Rambling Man[edit]

Nothing to see here folks. Move along please. -Ad Orientem (talk) 21:22, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Withdrawn Power~enwiki (talk) 21:21, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Jim Michael (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log)

The Rambling Man (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log)

Both caught in an ugly dispute over multiple days related to WP:ITNC and also on their own talk pages, I request a 48-hour cooldown ban for both for edit-warring on 2015 and 2017. The Rambling Man made several false inappropriate comments on my talk page [109] [110]. Power~enwiki (talk) 20:54, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Requesting for an admin to check for sockpuppets without evidence is highly inappropriate and can be regarded as a personal attack. Unless you have concrete evidence they are socking, there is no need to report someone and ask an admin to check for sockpuppets. That's not how it works. Callmemirela 🍁 {Talk} 20:56, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
OK, comment removed. Power~enwiki (talk) 21:04, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
TRM has been talking down to me, making demands, following me and threatening me - faking authority. I've remained civil. We disagreed in regard to whether on not to include an event on ITN, so he's been targeting me on RY articles, going against consensus there. Jim Michael (talk) 20:58, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
And Jim Michael has been pushing falsehoods (he claims to understand the voting methodology of individuals at ITN), edit warring and breached 3RR. I have not targeted anything, Jim's reverts needed explanation yet he simply engaged in breaching 3RR. I've remained civil. Storm in a teacup. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:02, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
@ Power~enwiki... Ummm "cool down" blocks are a no no. File that away somewhere in case you ever go for RfA. It's been known to pop up in questions. -Ad Orientem (talk) 21:03, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
I made no such claim. I merely commented on a discussion, not the motivation of specific editors. I didn't breach 3RR - I made 3 reverts to 2015. The first was to remove an article that shouldn't have been there - that wasn't a revert. Jim Michael (talk) 21:05, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
The (removed) comments on my talk page led me to file here. The dramah needs to be dealt with somehow, apparently a temporary block isn't allowed? I'm happy to move this to the edit-warring notice board. Power~enwiki (talk) 21:11, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
No, and why should it be allowed? Blocking is not the answer in 99% of situations. CassiantoTalk 21:19, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
The edit-warring is over - I'm happy to talk in a civil manner on the talk pages of the articles concerned. Jim Michael (talk) 21:12, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Yes, me too, so why this other user decided to request check user etc is beyond me. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:14, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
In other words, this thread was prematurely filed and there was no reason to file one in the first place. Callmemirela 🍁 {Talk} 21:17, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

I would request that an admin comment publicly on The Rambling Man's now-deleted posts on my talk page, and then close this thread. Power~enwiki (talk) 21:18, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

I propose this discussion be closed immediately, as it appears you two have this under control. As for Power~enwiki, it's very disrespectful to make a check-user request just for safe measure. I know you realize this now, but neither of them have exhibited backdoor behavior. DARTHBOTTO talkcont 21:18, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Agreed. Jim Michael (talk) 21:20, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

It's nice to know the Federal Aviation Administration is a school[edit] (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log) That IP is just an example. @Favonian: and @JamesBWatson: have decided that an entire /16 range is "the same school network." I'm sure if anyone from the FAA has tried to edit since these two administrators started "school blocking" that range, they have appreciated the little red school house and being told that editing is disabled from their "educational institution." I decided to bring this to AN/I instead of just contacting a the administrators directly because the community as a whole needs to see this. This range isn't even exclusive to a particular state or education-related organization, much less an individual school. This is why these mass long-term rangeblocks affecting thousands of institutions, that exist for the convenience of administrators with an irrational fear that a child may one day successfully write "penis" or "hi" on an article, need to end. It's like email providers that would block all Chinese IP addresses because a lot of spam comes from China; a lot of spam may indeed come from China but not everything from China is spam. A lot of vandalism may indeed come from educational institutions, but not everything from educational institutions (or in this case, places that are unfortunate to share a /16 range with some educational institutions) is vandalism. PCHS-NJROTC (Messages)Have a blessed day. 22:01, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
I just looked further through that range, and I'm going to go on a limb and guess this is intended to block the Los Angeles Unified School District, simply because that is the second largest schools system in the continental United States and therefore has a lot of students who may wish to vandalize. Even that is a fairly wild guess, because a random sample of IPs in that range is revealing many possible targets, including school districts across the U.S., colleges and technical schools across the U.S., a city government, some private companies, and of course the FAA. A /8 block on AT&T's 12.x.x.x range would be more specific because at least it would be ISP specific. PCHS-NJROTC (Messages)Have a blessed day. 22:18, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

  1. Perhaps you can clarify for me exactly what your point is. It superficially looks to me as though it is something like the following. You think some editors have made a mistake. You think that when someone makes a mistake, it is a good idea to post a contemptuous and sarcastic message about the fact, because you think anyone who can make a mistake is worthy of such contempt. While you were about it, you decided that rather than just commenting on the particular mistake in question, you would take the opportunity to use it as an opportunity to promote the crusade against range blocks of any sort that you have been waging for years. Is that about right, or have I misunderstood?
  2. The block of mine that you refer to was made a little over three years ago. My usual practice in such cases is to check very carefully before blocking, and it is a fairly easy matter to check the allocation of an IP range, so the risk of making a mistake should not be very great. However, after that much time I am unable to confirm whether at the time of the block the range in question was, as I thought, allocated to one school network, or whether, as you seem to believe, the allocation of the range was the same then as it is now. Do you have any evidence for how the range was allocated in May 2014? The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 22:22, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
PCHS-NJROTC, you've been going on about this personal pet peeve of yours for years and have not received consensus or support for your views regarding school blocks. For admins like JamesBWatson and Favonian, who volunteer their time to limit the vandalism and disruption that occurs here minute after minute, hour after hour and day after day to be "named and shamed" by you ("I decided to bring this to AN/I instead of just contacting a the administrators directly because the community as a whole needs to see this") is misguided at best. Stating the blocks are based on "irrational fears" is outright condescending. If you have a problem with the length of a specific block then discuss it with the administrator who imposed it. If you would like to continue your quest to change the way school blocks are handled then start an RfC and see if there is consensus for your views.--Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 22:36, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Rangeblocks serve a purpose, but as a Conservapedian who has seen the disastrous effects of a now deceased user known as TK blocking wide ranges on a whim, you are never going to convince me that "school blocking" /16 ranges for more than one year to stop kids from occasionally writing "poop" or "I Love You" on an article is a good idea. How many people have not become editors at Wikipedia because of this block? Read the stories of how many experienced editors got started; most of them didn't just wake up and decide to become an editor. Many people start out editing as an IP, and while some created accounts, I doubt very many of them jumped through hoops to create accounts unless they had an agenda to push. Kids are going to be kids, if we block all of the schools, they will use cell phones, if we block all of the cell phones, they will do it from home. It won't even reduce the vandalism, it will just delay the inevitable to the end of the school day. Blocking the planet didn't stop liberals from vandalizing Conservapedia, and it won't stop school children from vandalizing Wikipedia. Eventually editors here are going to realize that blocks like this are the reason less people are becoming Wikipedians and more articles are being neglected.
I haven't said anything about this topic in a long time, and the reason JamesBWatson even was mentioned in this is because it was only fair to name both who have blocked the range. I'm well aware of the fact that his action was many years ago, but I did not want to be accused of singling anyone out. You are probably right that RfC is the best place for this, but that would still be called out as "name shaming." We all volunteer our time for the project, but we must also consider the consequences of acting in haste (which I admit I have been guilty of myself at times), especially when using administrative tools. PCHS-NJROTC (Messages)Have a blessed day. 22:48, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
I'm not trying to convince you of anything. You need to convince the community that the damage from rangeblocks outweighs the known and potential disruption of leaving them blocked and that the blocking policies should be adjusted accordingly. This would best be done through an RfC with specific evidence presented demonstrating the harm in such blocks. You are persistently making assumptions about rangeblocks that are completely off-base (e.g. the vandalism is limited to "poop" and "I love you"-type edits and that the admins making the blocks are just pounding the block button without reviewing the evidence) all apparently based on something that you personally experienced on a completely different website. --Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 23:28, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
@JamesBWatson: the FAA was making edits from that range in 2006. Their IPs are still registered to the FAA, and based on the nature of the edits, they belonged to the FAA when they were making the edits. PCHS-NJROTC (Messages)Have a blessed day. 22:52, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
  • I don't see what Admin action is being requested here. This is some sort of personal dispute and, if it isn't closed by the original poster, it's just going to attract pointless drama. Exemplo347 (talk) 22:54, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
    • Lifting the rangeblock and either correcting it to target the intended institution or eliminating it altogether would be an appropriate administrative action at this point. PCHS-NJROTC (Messages)Have a blessed day. 23:02, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Well, you could have just asked for that, minus all the other nonsense. Maybe you should take that lesson away with you for next time. Exemplo347 (talk) 23:12, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

For what it's worth, I sometimes edit from an IP range that is subject to a school-block (it's part of the UK's JANET network) and it makes absolutely no difference to anything (because I have an account), so I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the "harm" from school-blocks is pretty much negligible. Exemplo347 (talk) 23:36, 22 June 2017 (UTC)