Wikipedia:Long-term abuse/TyrusThomas4lyf

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TyrusThomas4lyf (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · nuke contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) 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 RFC and his talk page User talk:TyrusThomas4lyf. Prior to his block, this user also edited under the aliases IlliniPride (talk · contribs · logs) and (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:

but he has returned time and time again.

Modus operandi[edit]

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:

They have also shown an interest in 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[edit]

For a more complete listing, see (for example) [5].