RFC and his talk page User talk:TyrusThomas4lyf. Prior to his block, this user also edited under the aliases IlliniPride (talk · contribs · logs) and 22.214.171.124 (talk · contribs · logs). Since his block, he has repeatedly attempted to subvert the block by resorting to sock-puppetry. Several reports were made at Wikipedia:Suspected sock puppets:is a persistent sock-puppeteer who had his account blocked indefinitely in May, 2007 for repeated personal attacks and edit warring on NBA-related articles, in spite of numerous warnings and attempts to mediate. For a summary of this user's past behavior, see the
- Wikipedia:Suspected sock puppets/TyrusThomas4lyf
- Wikipedia:Suspected sock puppets/TyrusThomas4lyf (2nd)
- Wikipedia:Suspected sock puppets/TyrusThomas4lyf (3rd)
- Wikipedia:Suspected sock puppets/TyrusThomas4lyf (4th)
- Wikipedia:Suspected sock puppets/TyrusThomas4lyf (5th)
- Wikipedia:Suspected sock puppets/TyrusThomas4lyf (6th)
- Wikipedia:Suspected sock puppets/TyrusThomas4lyf (7th)
but he has returned time and time again.
TyrusThomas4lyf sock-puppets are recognizable most easily by their typical (but not exclusive) focus on a certain range of NBA articles, signature edits, occasionally abusive edit summaries, and edit warring. Favorite articles (with some sample signature edits) include:
- NBA records
- List of NBA teams by single season win percentage 
- Quadruple-double 
- Michael Jordan
- List of career achievements by Michael Jordan
- List of National Basketball Association players with 60 or more points in a game
- Rebound (basketball)
- List of National Basketball Association top individual scoring season averages 
- List of career achievements by LeBron James
- Kobe Bryant
- Dwyane Wade
- Michael Johnson (athlete)
They have also shown an interest in serial killer and Nazi-related articles and is known for creating voluminous re-directs for improbable spelling errors.
IPs tend to originate from the Chicago area. This user has also been known to use a Barnes & Noble shared account in the past, though this is uncommon.
Partial list of confirmed and suspected sock-puppets
For a more complete listing, see (for example) .