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2015–16 New York Knicks seasonEdit

Hi Bagumba. I'm just informing you that I have noticed multiple disruptive edits on the 2015–16 New York Knicks season article that were made by an IP user that has vandalized other Knicks articles. From what I can tell, the IP user's edits occurred on June 24th and 25th. Thank you. – Yowashi (talk)

@Yowashi: Thanks for the notice. I reverted their other edits and blocked them again. Regards.—Bagumba (talk) 15:56, 28 July 2019 (UTC)
Just letting you know that the same IP user has made recent edits on the 2001–02 Chicago Bulls season, and 2017–18 Minnesota Timberwolves season articles. – Yowashi (talk) 06:16, 17 August 2019 (UTC)
@Yowashi: Ok, re-blocked. In the future (hopefully not with this one again), feel free to revert the edits too. Cheers.—Bagumba (talk) 11:28, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – August 2019Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (July 2019).

  Guideline and policy news



  • Following a research project on masking IP addresses, the Foundation is starting a new project to improve the privacy of IP editors. The result of this project may significantly change administrative and counter-vandalism workflows. The project is in the very early stages of discussions and there is no concrete plan yet. Admins and the broader community are encouraged to leave feedback on the talk page.
  • The new page reviewer right is bundled with the admin tool set. Many admins regularly help out at Special:NewPagesFeed, but they may not be aware of improvements, changes, and new tools for the Curation system. Stay up to date by subscribing here to the NPP newsletter that appears every two months, and/or putting the reviewers' talk page on your watchlist.

    Since the introduction of temporary user rights, it is becoming more usual to accord the New Page Reviewer right on a probationary period of 3 to 6 months in the first instance. This avoids rights removal for inactivity at a later stage and enables a review of their work before according the right on a permanent basis.

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More formatting highjinx from previously banned IPEdit

Can you check out IP and potentially re-block Rikster2 (talk) 20:56, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

Blocked 1wk.—Bagumba (talk) 05:44, 4 August 2019 (UTC)
Same Guy, same articles, same vandalism on IP 2A02:587:9E16:5000:836:5309:3375:95C9. Check history on Nick Calathes. Rikster2 (talk) 20:21, 12 August 2019 (UTC)
I blocked for 1wk. However, looking back at the original IP, I'm not sure if anyone ever told them exactly what they were doing wrong. Maybe it was done on yet another earlier IP. I left a note at User talk:2A02:587:9E16:5000:836:5309:3375:95C9, giving them some pointers on MOS and offering to lift/reduce the block if they just acknowledge it.—Bagumba (talk) 04:30, 13 August 2019 (UTC)

User blockEdit

This user is a vandalism-only account. Continued to do so despite my warning. DaHuzyBru (talk) 12:42, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

Thanks. Blocked.—Bagumba (talk) 12:56, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

Cliff BranchEdit

Bagumba Thanks a lot for for your help and good work in improving this article. I have corrected the first statement and moved the second to the talk page. Please see if you can now support this ITN/C. Today is the last chance to promote this article since it has become stale due to more recent ones already promoted to ITNC. --DBigXray 04:03, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Cliff BranchEdit

 On 7 August 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Cliff Branch, which you updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page.

Thanks for your helping hand with the sourcing issues. --DBigXray 11:22, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

@DBigXray: Thanks. I don't mean to make you defensive. I'm actually trying to help you not get into long-term issues. Perhaps you can consider tagging unsourced text, and at least give a couple of days for yourself and others to fix before commenting out/moving. Don't feel obligated to leave a response. Regards.—Bagumba (talk) 11:31, 8 August 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the kind words. Each article is different. The issues are not always the same. Hence my approach to resolve them are also not same for all. As I already said, I would try to be less aggressive in commenting out unsourced content. But again, I am not responsible for its addition into the article in the first place. I will still remove/comment anything that IMHO are controversial as the WP:ITN RD candidates are WP:BLP's and articles with BLP violations cannot be promoted to the main page. Since "controversial" is subjective and our perceptions clearly dont match, so it may be possible that we may disagree again in future. Although I hope we dont. cheers. --DBigXray 11:40, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

Roster dude is backEdit

IP go look at the history of the Blazers, etc. roster templates. Rikster2 (talk) 13:36, 11 August 2019 (UTC)

Blocked and protected a few FWIW.—Bagumba (talk) 14:46, 11 August 2019 (UTC)

2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup team pages movesEdit

Hi. I realize that User:Sawol moved Serbia, Italy and the Philippines articles for 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup. I see that you moved back for the United States. Should we do the same for others? --IndexAccount (talk) 10:55, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

@IndexAccount: I moved the US ones back because a plausible reason was not given, and it's inconsistent with US Olympic basketball pages at Category:United States at the Olympic Men's Basketball Tournament. As for the other ones, you can revert the bold move if you dont agree with them. Frankly, when there are other page titles like Great Britain Olympic football team, it seems natural to just have the year in front of the similar title instead of a convoluted <country> at <year> <event> format.—Bagumba (talk) 11:12, 17 August 2019 (UTC)
@IndexAccount: I'm not sure if you were informed, but there is an RM now at Talk:2019 United States FIBA Basketball World Cup team. Cheers.—Bagumba (talk) 16:06, 18 August 2019 (UTC)

Tyrone Lue on the Clippers.Edit

Hello, people keep adding that Tyrone Lue is on the Clippers. It's only reports nothing is official from the team website or social media pages. I will leave it alone when there is an official word. Blackhawksfan1445 (talk)

@Blackhawksfan1445: I went and protected the page for a few days. In the future, you can leave {{uw-sportstrans}} on people's talk pages, if you are inclined. Cheers.—Bagumba (talk) 04:30, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

Okay thank you didn't know how to do that in the first place.Blackhawksfan1445 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 04:45, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

Graham FarmerEdit

I'm puzzled by your decision to close the RM as moved. The assertion that it is the common name was refuted, and high quality sources as well as those within Western Australia call him Graham first and foremost, not Polly. Noting that Polly is a nickname. The most common name may be Graham "Polly" Farmer, but I don't see a consensus in the discussion that the common name is Polly Farmer. Please could you relist or reclose as no consensus. Thanks  — Amakuru (talk) 09:24, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

@Amakuru: As there is no MOS:TIES-like guideline for article titles, I left it up to the participants whether the claim about Western Australian convention had any precedence, but that was a minority view. There was no argument that supporters were using non-reliable sources or that they were not of "high quality". WP:COMMONNAME does not disallow nicknames. The close was based on the arguments presented. If the arguments presented were not "right" this time, perhaps consensus can change later. Regards.—Bagumba (talk) 10:47, 21 August 2019 (UTC)
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