Welcome!Edit

User page for Mako001. This account was previously known as The Alternate Mako, but I have usurped an old account that I created a few years ago and was never able to access.

I also have a few alternate accounts:

  • Mako's Bot, which is an account which would be used for any future bot tasks, so shouldn't be making any edits until further notice (and after approval, obviously).
  • Mako001-unconfirmed, used for testing stuff as an unconfirmed user.
  • Mako002, for possible AWB use (not to be confused with this)

Most of my work isn't on content creation, but I have written a couple of articles. I have also accidentally rewritten or expanded a few others, typically after encountering them whilst doing something else.

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Moved from talk pageEdit

A barnstar for you!Edit

Hey, the answer was "yes"! :)

  The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
Happy New Year and thank you for defending Wikipedia!   ~ ToBeFree (talk) 00:46, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
Oh, I hadn't kept an eye on that thread, too busy dealing with a rather er, difficult case... Thanks very much! Mako001 (C)  (T) (The Alternate Mako) 01:29, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
  No worries, I was just afraid that my answer wasn't a clear-enough "yes" and/or you didn't want to copy the original one for privacy reasons. So here's a shiny new one! ~ ToBeFree (talk) 03:11, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

DYK for EumillipesEdit

 On 2 January 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Eumillipes, which you recently nominated. The fact was ... that with 1,000 or more legs, Eumillipes persephone (example pictured) is the first known "true" millipede? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Eumillipes. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Eumillipes), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:02, 2 January 2022 (UTC)

  Hook update
Your hook reached 8,410 views (700.8 per hour), making it one of the most viewed hooks of January 2022—nice work!

theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (they/she) 03:14, 3 January 2022 (UTC)

A pseudo-barnstar for you!(obviously not the original heading, that's in bold below)Edit

From a blind-reverter who got upset that I popped them with rollback every time they made an edit. Mako001 (C)  (T) (The Alternate Mako)

What the hell do you think you're doing?!?!?Edit

[4im icon] This is your only warning; if you vandalize Wikipedia again, you may be blocked from editing without further notice. STOP IT AT ONCE! Zhang Guilin and Wang Lei (talk) 13:45, 3 January 2022 (UTC)

Citation added to 'International response to the Spanish Civil War' pageEdit

  Citation added to 'International response to the Spanish Civil War' page
Hi. Thanks for the feedback regarding the lack of a citation on my edit to the 'International Response to the Spanish Civil War' page. I've made the addition again and added a citation this time. Serendipity2022 (talk) 08:19, 21 January 2022 (UTC)

Muchas gracias!Edit

  The Recent Changes Barnstar
thx for vandal-war help! ɯɐɔ 💬 07:07, 31 January 2022 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
for helping to maintain the wiki during a huge vandalism wave --*Fehufangą✉ Talk page ♮ 04:36, 5 February 2022 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Thanks for your contributions against vandalism! You beat me to the reverts so many times today!! 😀 Kpddg (talk contribs) 13:04, 17 February 2022 (UTC)

A barnstar for ya!Edit

  The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Noticed your quick efforts and that's why I'm awarding you this. Congrats. Volten001 talk 15:04, 16 March 2022 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Teamwork Barnstar
I didn't know I could give barnstars, but I want to show my appreciation for your having helped me out with the Kyushu dynasty theory and suggesting going about translating articles seen in higher regard on their native wikipedias. MaitreyaVaruna (talk) 06:28, 5 April 2022 (UTC)
Further discussion
@MaitreyaVaruna: No worries, you may want to take a look at Wp:Translate and the list of pages at the end of that page, which may help answer any questions you might have about translation. If not let me know and I'll try to help out as best I can, or ask over at the WP: Teahouse Mako001 (C)  (T)  🇺🇦 06:38, 5 April 2022 (UTC)

I also wanted to say I saw a ton of revisions being removed from this page due to harassment or something. That's unfortunate it's happening to you because you seem to be a very reasonable contributor. MaitreyaVaruna (talk) 07:02, 5 April 2022 (UTC)

I seem to have annoyed a long term abuser, who has since taken to dropping in every so often to post some delightful messages. I don't really mind too much, it'll take a lot more than calling me an "asswipe" or any other name, or throwing any insult (however many exclamation marks may follow it) to upset me! Mako001 (C)  (T)  🇺🇦 10:56, 5 April 2022 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Civility Barnstar
Faced with two paths more than once today, you chose the good faith and optimism one. I appreciate that. CT55555 (talk) 04:20, 5 May 2022 (UTC)
Reply
It took a while, but I think I can now see what you see in them. There's something there. It just needs work, and someone willing to do that work. I'll be happy to support you with mentoring them, if need be. I think I might also have an idea of why they seem to behave like they do. Mako001 (C)  (T)  🇺🇦 04:32, 5 May 2022 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Recent Changes Barnstar
Thanks so much for the help with that editor on the Buffalo shooting article. I am still relatively new here and trying to help out with some recent changes work while also doing my editing. I was not sure if I could report the editor to AIV or not as yet, and having them come to my personal talk page like that was a first for me. Having an experienced editor step in with that support was helpful. Thanks. Also, what is that cabal template called? Thanks again, SC Such-change47 (talk) 11:36, 15 May 2022 (UTC)
P.S. and reply
PS - I initially posted this on your userpage by accident, got disorientated when I saw all the other barnstars there. Such-change47 (talk) 05:09, 16 May 2022 (UTC)
Well, their editing before that had been troublesome, though not block-worthy, but they seemed to be out to put an undue weight to certian facts about the inventor of the Great Replacement theory. These were irrelevant for the articles lead section. After they persisted in adding it after being given the level 4 warning, then they could be reported. Given their edit summaries and such, they were definitely not intending to help build an encyclopedia. Strictly speaking, it wasn't vandalism, but if an editor is acting like they are clearly not here to build an encyclopedia, that is grounds to take them to AIV, especially when it needs urgent intervention to prevent further disruption.
The cabal template is found here. Mako001 (C)  (T)  🇺🇦 05:22, 16 May 2022 (UTC)