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

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].