The pain is backEdit

Hi Ed, I saw that you had protected the article "Mosquito Coast" for long term disruption and sockpuppetry. The same guy, discussed several times before, is using the IP address to edit several connected articles. I've been reverting his edits, again; I get the impression he thinks he'll get his way eventually. He's certainly persistent, I'll say that. Carlstak (talk) 21:51, 30 April 2022 (UTC)

How about a block of Special:Contributions/ EdJohnston (talk) 21:58, 30 April 2022 (UTC)
Yes, anything that may help. Carlstak (talk) 23:51, 30 April 2022 (UTC)
OK, I've blocked Special:Contributions/ for three months for disruptive editing as the Mosquito Coast guy. This has now been going on so long that a series of indefinite semiprotections could be more productive. EdJohnston (talk) 00:44, 1 May 2022 (UTC)
Thanks, Ed. Yes, I think so; he's not giving up. Carlstak (talk) 02:19, 1 May 2022 (UTC)

Axis victory map RfCEdit

So the RfC has come to an end after 30 days, and well, no one other than the users who were already discussing the issue before participated, me and Gooduserdude agreed that the map that was removed should stay, but Shimbo and Sapphorain were against it, but couldn't decide what should replace it (or if anything should):

What is your opinion? -- 2804:248:f6f7:5f00:658b:becc:a353:7fba (talk) 05:10, 6 May 2022 (UTC)

As an admin, my opinion on a content matter should not be counted toward the result. You could ask for a formal close of the RfC by posting at WP:ANRFC. There is also the issue of what the article is trying to be. Is it wanting to be 'Depictions of possible Axis victory in fiction'? If so then no actual historical significance might be needed for a map. You would merely need to show that the actual map was used in one of the works of fiction. If it was put together as original research by one of the readers of the fiction it would have a harder time. EdJohnston (talk) 16:28, 6 May 2022 (UTC)

Continued edit-warringEdit

User:Liberaltarian12345 has continued edit-warring at Socialist Labor Party of America after the block ended and apparently still has no grasp about how to build consensus. See [1] and [2].--User:Namiba 15:42, 6 May 2022 (UTC)

I've left a note for Liberaltarian. EdJohnston (talk) 15:52, 6 May 2022 (UTC)

I made my point. Objectively I am in the right and I am editing the page to make it more accurate. Liberaltarian12345 (talk) 16:19, 6 May 2022 (UTC)

User:Liberaltarian12345, you can avoid a block if you promise to stop warring until consensus is reached on talk. Most warriors believe that 'objectively I am in the right', that is a claim we hear frequently. EdJohnston (talk) 16:31, 6 May 2022 (UTC)

Belligerent IP at BarbacoaEdit

Sheesh, it never ends. I hope you're doing well, Ed. We've been having a good bit of trouble with a belligerent IP coming from a certain range at the Barbacoa article. Some of the lowlights include: this edit with a summary that ends "Stop lying to people"; this one, which they cap off with "You're all dumb"; and this with a choice f-bomb summary. I'm getting tired of reverting this SPA who wants to have it their way with a statement not in the given source, which they leave in place. Carlstak (talk) 22:45, 12 May 2022 (UTC)

User:Ks0stm has blocked Special:Contributions/2600:1004:b000::/40 for a month on 10th May. That should keep things under control for now. EdJohnston (talk) 23:15, 12 May 2022 (UTC)
Ah, thanks, Ed. Carlstak (talk) 12:55, 13 May 2022 (UTC)


Hi there, you protected TVXQ indefinitely in 2017. However, I don't think that protection is needed anymore and Wikipedia articles should be open to editing as possible. ɴᴋᴏɴ21 ❯❯❯ talk 22:17, 15 May 2022 (UTC)

The protection log shows fourteen protections since 2008. This is reflective of a lot of trouble in the past. I am not optimistic that anything good will happen but I will unprotect the article on a trial basis. EdJohnston (talk) 23:14, 15 May 2022 (UTC)