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Page "Lucy DeVito"Edit

Thank you for your recommendations. I really want to make a good page about Lucy DeVito. I will take all your advice. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nicole Goldman (talkcontribs) 15:24, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Lynne FrostickEdit

Hello. Please stop removing my edits. I am doing this for a university project and I am trying my best and your reasons don't even make sense. There is barely any information on women in Geology and we are picking at the straws to try and revamp this page. And it's hard because I'm not going to let my mark suffer because you keep removing FACTUAL information from Lynne Frostick's page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Habeebah001 (talkcontribs) 03:45, 10 April 2019 (UTC)

I'm sympathetic with your intent. The primary issue is that you're using sources that copy Wikipedia. These sources do not meet our policy on reliable sources. Neither does the "Prabook" source; it is essentially an open wiki that explicitly disclaims reliability. @Ian (Wiki Ed): is there a better way to explain this - do you have some simplified primer you use to walk students through sourcing? Kuru (talk) 04:03, 10 April 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for being understanding. I was just stressed and did not mean to take it out on you. Than you so much and I ended up fixing the pages. Please look through and see if there is anything I need to remove or add. You are doing a great job! Have a good one! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Habeebah001 (talkcontribs) 20:06, 14 April 2019 (UTC)

Mirrors and bibliographyEdit

Hi Kuru, You sent me a message this morning about mirrors. I had been editing the page Batalla de Vukovar (https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batalla_de_Vukovar_) to add a book that I wrote about the War in Yugoslavia (I had been there from 1991 to 1993) and contributing to a few more citations about the battle as a eyewitness.

The wiki contributor called "Expósito" reverted all my contributions. I had been trying to contact him to ask the reasons but it looks like it's impossible to send a message or just talk. I read comments about this wiki contributor that revert edites from other contributions. In my opinion it's not fair, and I would like to contact him, because looks like is not clear and transparent to discuss the reverted contributions.

Have a nice wekeend Best

--Wiki-marshall (talk) 09:33, 13 April 2019 (UTC)

Howdy. My apologies, but each language's Wikipedia are run independently, with their own administrators and policies for editorial conduct. I can see that you made an edit there which replaced a link to the Spanish article for the Velepromet camp, with a link to your autobiography here on the english-language wikipedia. That's a really odd edit, and I can see why he removed it. You can start a conversation with him on his talk page at this link. Kuru (talk) 13:12, 13 April 2019 (UTC)

Disruptive editorEdit

Thanks for blocking this user. However, now they are continuously vandalizing and making personal attacks on their own talk page. Would you be able to revoke talk page access? Thanks, --SkyGazer 512 My talk page 13:49, 14 April 2019 (UTC)

Fixed - thanks for the note. Kuru (talk) 13:52, 14 April 2019 (UTC)

New message from BigDwikiEdit

Hello, Kuru. You have new messages at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/HappyPoo6.
Message added 15:58, 19 April 2019 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

I've opened this case on mutual revers we keep making to vandalism. BigDwiki (talk) 15:58, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

@BigDwiki: Good call. I just figured it was an "appeal to my fanbase" prompt that was calling in meatpuppets. Kuru (talk) 22:44, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

Leopold P. OberstEdit

Kuru: Can you help me? I have finally gotten around to re editing the page Leopold P. Oberst and I believe that I have followed all of the guidance provided by you and wikipedia. Can you look over my write up and give me feedback about what it would take to make it acceptable to wiki? Thank You. Leopold P. Oberst was my father. --Zoberist (talk) 14:22, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Definitions for WP:RS and WP:CIRCULAR?Edit

In Guadeloupe you removed refs to http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org and replaced with "ref needed" per WP:RS. You've also been removing refs per WP:CIRCULAR. Can you point me to a resource that lists these so one might avoid using them in the first place? --Cornellier (talk) 00:09, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

@Cornellier:Certainly - there's an exhaustive alphabetical list that starts here. I'm not sure how usable that is since the vast majority of them are dead at this point. I keep a shorter list here that has the most frequently used ones. Kuru (talk) 00:27, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
Very handy thanks. Seems like the kind of work a bot should do. We should agree on a list of obvious mirrors / non-RS and let a bot replace with "ref required"s. I have a few hours a week for janitorial work, let me know if I can help. --Cornellier (talk) 01:42, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, no doubt. We have a URL blacklist, but it's really for spam, not just junk sources. Some of those sites actually have good content too (they host public domain books as well as a Wikipedia mirror, for example), and bots are a little black and white. :) Kuru (talk) 01:57, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Question about my page on WikiEdit

Hey. My page, which has been on Wikipedia for 3 days and has not been deleted, doesn’t want to be added to Google search. What could be the problem? Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TheGrandIvan_Records

I'm sorry, I don't have any insights into Google's algorithms. Kuru (talk) 11:36, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

Can you advise? Konrad WölkiEdit

Recently you correctly identified that I was using a copy of Wikipedia as a circular ref. On that article, I had used Google translate on the German-Wikipedia article De:Konrad Wölki, to begin the English article Konrad Wölki. The original sources which were used to write the German article have eluded me until tonight.

I found a copy of the source that must have been used to write the German Wikipedia article. It wasn't copied into Wikipedia word for word, but several parts seem very close to the original. Do you know of a tool to compare texts to see how close they are?

I can rewrite if necessary, but like the way it reads right now. If the texts are sufficiently different, I could use quotes, paraphrasing and attribution to clean it up.

Jacqke (talk) 04:03, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

LTA hotline spammerEdit

Hello Kuru, could you revdel the 2 edits in Special:Contributions/2409:4064:509:E892:27AD:20A3:BCE5:BFC0 please, when you got some time? No hurry, just the usual cleanup after our hotline-spamming friend. Thank you for your help with such issues. GermanJoe (talk) 11:35, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Done, thanks! Kuru (talk) 11:39, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Hey, I extremely apologize for the external links, actually, I wanted to add some content on same, but I got the idea how a wiki works

Lauren TomEdit

I have no interest in this article, but this edit to its talk page caught my eye for some reason, and which you reverted while I was looking at it (you might have a look at WP:TPO). Anyhow, I thought I would pass on the further info on this which I found at www.filmreference.com/film/89/Lauren-Tom.html (I could not link that because the site is blacklisted). Cheers. Wtmitchell (talk) (earlier Boracay Bill) 10:45, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

@Wtmitchell: Yes, this is a LTA problem - a pretty vile troll [1][2] that keeps popping up on that range with odd ethnicity claims, homophobic drivel other other serious BLP problems. I'm trying to figure out a non-disruptive range block at the moment. Kuru (talk) 10:54, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

User talk:Etchyourthoughts1Edit

You may wish to revoke talk page access.--Cahk (talk) 07:51, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

Done, thanks. Kuru (talk) 12:24, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

Deletion of updates to Gundecha Brothers Wiki pageEdit

Hi. I added information on the musicians - "Gundecha Brothers" to their wiki page. They are leading Dhrupad musicians from India, and their page has been outdated for quite some time. I have been a full time student at their Gurukul since 6 years, and I updated their page. However in a few hours, you have deleted all the changes I made. Would like to know why, and what I need to do to restore the updates.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gundecha_Brothers

Thanks S.sajan (talk) 08:57, 28 May 2019 (UTC) Sajan

I identified three problems in my edit summary. First, you used a clearly identified mirror as a reference (wikiwand); the material on that site is borrowed from here which makes it unsuitable as a cite. Second, much of the material was promotional and violated our neutral point-of-view policy. Statements like "resonant and exquisitely shaped for time and tension" and "incredible sense of vocal dynamic and fine pitch control" are not acceptable. Third, you cannot blatantly copy material from other sources. This violates our policy on copyright, and will very quickly lead to a block on your account. The updates cannot be restored without significant alteration. Kuru (talk) 10:58, 28 May 2019 (UTC)


Thanks for explaining these points. I've gone through the NPOV write-up, and will edit the content to clarify opinions as opinions with appropriate citations from media reports etc. Also, will use only external citations instead of wikiwand. Only some portions of the material were copied and these were picked up from previously written reports and documentation on past occasions for our internal purposes. I will make sure to rewrite them freshly for this purpose, and also cite the original documents wherever they exist.
Is there a way to allow me to view the version I had submitted? I am unable to see it now, and it would be very helpful to have that to work on the changes you have advised.
Thanks & Regards S.sajan (talk) 13:30, 28 May 2019 (UTC)S.sajan
I'm really sorry - I'm usually happy to restore draft material, but in this case I cannot restore material that contained copyright violations. Kuru (talk) 13:36, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Barnstar of Diligence
Thank you for your help and going above and beyond the normal level of assistance to teach me the proper way to be a quality editor. Kc7txm (talk) 17:42, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
This is for your valuable efforts for countering Vandalism and protecting Wikipedia from it's threats. I appreciate your effort. You are a defender of Wikipedia. Thank you. PATH SLOPU 14:05, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

Maps, IG...Edit

Hi Kuru,

I'm interested in maps too. Are you on Instagram or Twitter, would you like to connect there?

Peace.

Shaliq — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shaliq (talkcontribs) 14:25, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Wrong citation.Edit

Dear Kuru, Thank you for the information and advice given to me about some wrong citations I was citing.This is a welcome advise and I really appreciate it. In fact I thought some of the citations were from reliable sources not knowing they are not. Well , as a beginner, I will try to slow down and evaluate my sources very well as you have said. Please don't hesitate to tell me if I again make any mistake. Thank you sir. Sowole, A. O Sowoletoyin (talk) 09:56, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

Christine Ford citationEdit

The sentence "On September 21, President Trump tweeted about Ford, saying that if Ford's allegations were true, either she or her parents would have reported them at the time of the event.[52]" is cited by the source (at the time of writing the 52nd) https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/20/politics/blasey-ford-family-statement/index.html this website. The Fortune magazine you referred to is sourced in the NEXT sentence; it's what Fortune magazine said about the tweet and also contains it. The source for the initial sentence has the wrong source as the cited page (and attached video) mention nothing about the tweet. Look at the source that the sentence "On September 21, President Trump tweeted about Ford, saying that if Ford's allegations were true, either she or her parents would have reported them at the time of the event." is citing, not "Fortune called the tweet an attempt "to undermine her allegation"". ZackaryCW (talk) 12:48, 2 July 2019 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by ZackaryCW (talkcontribs) 12:45, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

@ZackaryCW: I see what you're saying now - that is odd. Any objections to just using the same fortune source for the first claim and dropping the CNN ref? Kuru (talk) 17:18, 2 July 2019 (UTC)
@Kuru: That is what I was hoping for: citing another source that verifies the statement. As it stands, that claim is wrongly cited. So, sounds good to me ZackaryCW (talk) 22:06, 2 July 2019 (UTC)
Perfect, I've remove the CNN source and duplicate the forbes. Kuru (talk) 22:30, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

Incorrect Edits - West Virginia University College of LawEdit

Hello Kuru,

Let me start off by saying I appreciate your willingness to edit various pages and your documented history of success on Wikipedia. I do have some concerns with the abrupt, seemingly haphazard editorial choices that were made.

I spent several hours researching and updating the Famous Alumni page, not so much as a promotional tool (though I do understand that seems to be a concern on the page and one of your proud, pet causes) - but as a public service of what current and former judges, scholars, and elected officials attended. Unfortunately, you deleted some of the entries altogether, including alumni who are former federal judges. In other instances, you incorrectly reverted titles of some of the entries back to their former titles.

By way of one example, I had updated Jon D. Levy's profile to say, "Judge, United States District Court for the District of Maine, and Former Justice, Maine Supreme Judicial Court." This is a more accurate portrayal of his current status. You chose, however, to revert the line back to his *former* title (as a Maine Supreme Court Justice) and without attributing he no longer serves in the post. Hence why I added the word *Former*. You may disagree on the value of adding the word former, but I think it adds a helpful disclaimer to readers that he no longer serves there.

It was just one of a few puzzling changes made. I do see you added new and sometimes additional citation sources, which is great! But even the update on Jon D. Levy (again, just one example) links to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court's webpage listing their current Justices which, of course, Judge Levy is not listed on because he is no longer serving there. See my point?

I would ask you to kindly and carefully review the edits I made and understand the time I put in to accurately reflect their current and correct titles. Even if you are unable or unwilling to review my edits that you went through, I strongly urge you to pay careful attention in the future.

Best, 157.182.253.217 (talk) 15:07, 12 July 2019 (UTC)J. A.

Hello - I'll admit I'm struggling to find the context of your issue above. As you've chosen to edit without an account, it is difficult to find which contributions are yours. I edited the article you mention in the title, West Virginia University College of Law, one time here to remove a reference to a clearly attributed mirror of Wikipedia, with no prejudice to re-adding a reliable source. I cannot seem to find where I've made the other edits you're questioning, but would be happy to review them if you could more specifically point to them. Kuru (talk) 15:47, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

A FavorEdit

Hi, would it be at all possible if you could this IP 139.195.49.80 (talk+ · tag · contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RBLs · block user · block log · cross-wiki contribs · checkuser (log)) for a while? It's the latest IP sockpuppet used by this one IP-hopping vandal who haunts the 139.XXX.XX.XX and 140.XXX.XX.XX IP ranges, and routinely either spams pages with inappropriate categories or inserts badly written OR opinions. It only stops either when it gets blocked, or when it moves onto another IP.--Mr Fink (talk) 16:10, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

@Apokryltaros: Is that this guy: Wikipedia:Long-term abuse/Extinct Species Vandal? Kuru (talk) 17:13, 12 July 2019 (UTC)
Yes, that one.--Mr Fink (talk) 17:23, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

SockEdit

Hi there. I see you long-ago blocked this editor, likely because they are a sock of this editor. This IP seems to be unblocked now and they are editing again. I've followed this editor for years and they usually leave quite a mess behind. Thanks. Magnolia677 (talk) 10:13, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

On mobile and with limited time at the moment; will look at this when I get back. Kuru (talk) 06:50, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

circular referencesEdit

Hi Kuru. Sorry for the misunderstanding. I strongly wanted to extend the sources and the content on Shivashankarpuram, although sources are very limited on line. I did some external researches on the location writing just about what I saw geographically speaking. Any help about "no sources" articles?

Thanks (BrainwashersBackOff (talk) 14:37, 9 August 2019 (UTC))

I get it; just make sure that you don't use anything that identifies itself as a copy of Wikipedia. You can also use offline sources that conform our guidelines on reliable sources. Kuru (talk) 16:18, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

Unified Payments InterfaceEdit

Hello Kuru, please revdel newest phone spam on this page (user is already only-warned and CSD-tagged). Thank you in advance. GermanJoe (talk) 14:16, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

Done. Added the scam numbers to the filter as well. Man, he's pretty busy today.Kuru (talk) 14:22, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

Solving problems on Prevale (DJ) pageEdit

Hi Kuru, I ask you for help to solve problems on the Prevale (DJ) page I created.

If it were also possible to remove the 2 warnings, obviously after having solved all the problems with your help.

Thanks for all. You are very kind. --Kodymix (talk) 23:55, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

A bowl of strawberries for you!Edit

  Thank you for reverting a recent edit on LuLaRoe! I appreciate your kind assistance in addressing vandalism. <3 SunnyBoi (talk) 05:47, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

Edit filter 793Edit

What do you think about adding a new number, 1-888-653-7229 to the scam # filter? Had a rash of these today from several IP ranges and named accounts. Examples: [3], [4], [5]. Thanks, OhNoitsJamie Talk 20:02, 20 August 2019 (UTC)

@Ohnoitsjamie: yeah, saw a run on that same number across airlines this morning. I've added it. Kuru (talk) 01:32, 21 August 2019 (UTC)
A couple more from here; 1-888-588-2434 and 888-589-1015. OhNoitsJamie Talk 17:15, 21 August 2019 (UTC)
Done. Looks like the filter caught a few with the 7229 number - blocked those /64's. Kuru (talk) 17:38, 21 August 2019 (UTC)
Yes, the filter is working great, just caught a few more. Thanks! OhNoitsJamie Talk 17:56, 21 August 2019 (UTC)
When you have a moment, another one to add: 1-800-830-5999 [6]. Thanks! OhNoitsJamie Talk 13:25, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
Done! Kuru (talk) 15:55, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
(outdent) Another one: 7091310046 /// 7330806019; see [7]. Is it OK to post requests here, or is there a better place? OhNoitsJamie Talk 16:24, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
Done. This is totally fine - I'm always happy to help with that group; the few times I researched those numbers, they were to identity/fraud rings. Kuru (talk) 22:20, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
A few more: 7091310046 330886019 Thanks! OhNoitsJamie Talk 14:38, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
I think I got those two previously; added the 9595 one he just made a run with. Kuru (talk)
Please add 7478109595 from this recent attempt. OhNoitsJamie Talk 16:06, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
Already there - he's picked up that the filter only targets specific namespaces. Will see if I can fix that, but need to do so carefully. Kuru (talk) 17:31, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
Ah, that makes sense. You may have already figured this out, but I believe this is the motivation behind this treachery; they are trying to use Wikipedia's search prominence to get these numbers into voice/assistant search results. OhNoitsJamie Talk 18:04, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
New ones in mainspace. OhNoitsJamie Talk 06:02, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
I've added them. Ohnoitsjamie, adding the bare telephone numbers in the filter is easy, you don't have the abusefilter right enabled? --Dirk Beetstra T C 06:40, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
It doesn't appear that I have permissions to do that. Also, I was under the impression the #s were obfuscated, though it's not clear how. OhNoitsJamie Talk 12:52, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

Record UpdateEdit

Can you please update the record?11:42, 30 August 2019 Nf.ghandour (talk) 11:47, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

No, I will not vandalize the article for you so you can pretend your scam company has larger revenues than the GDP of Taiwan. Kuru (talk) 11:56, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

104.235.59.190Edit

Sorry to bother but you might want to block this IP as well. They are posting derogatory messages on 2600:1008:B144:86C3:A173:1521:E317:9BB7 talk page. S0091 (talk) 22:54, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

Done, thanks. Kuru (talk) 23:15, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

Hi I'm busy setting up the new information on the Romeo.Juliet page and you removed a large section of information that we deem necessary since the film was never out in general release, is almost 30 years old and most of our references are not online. I hope you understand and not remove the Press Coverage section. Thank you JusticeforAll (talk) 10:20, 12 September 2019 (UTC)JusticeforAllJusticeforAll (talk) 10:20, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

Jorge Perez EvelynEdit

Dear Kuru: Regarding the "signature", everybody has one in their infobox. From Susana Gimenez to Dalida..why Evelyn cannot have one? ( it was taken from Jorge Perez Evelyn Site). ALSO: Jorge Perez Evelyn partner in life for almost 40 years is Rodolfo Valentin. Please do not remove that Rodolfo was his partner for almost 40 years! they live together since 1974 and he was Jorge hairstylist and partner in life. Currently in New York. when they settle in New York and Jorge no longer did Evelyn, they have two hair salons working together. If you see in Rodolfo Valentin Wikipedia there clearly shows the mention about their life together for 27 years... it was noted when Rodolfo Wikipedia was done 13 years ago...also please just search in google and you will find a lot of references..what happen is that in USA the reporters when writing articles about them they do not use Jorge they use "George"...

https://www.google.com/search?q=rodolfo+valentin+mansion+with+george+perez&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi5pMTDx9HkAhXhYd8KHSSGChsQ7Al6BAgJECQ&biw=1600&bih=787 For more links proving Rodolfo Valentin and Jorge Perez ( or George) are here:

https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/george-perez-and-rodolfo-valentin-attend-house-garden-host-news-photo/604546546

https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/rodolfo-valentin-cheri-kaufman-and-george-perez-attend-news-photo/660296328

https://www.webcitation.org/5igGqDJNk

https://www.nytimes.com/1999/09/19/nyregion/long-island-journal-he-uses-hair-to-make-the-body-beautiful.htmlRagazzodeitalia (talk) 00:41, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Please let the signature and the partner in the infobox. thank you !Ragazzodeitalia (talk) 00:30, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

I'm not sure if this is some kind of weird language barrier: you will need to provide a reliable source to add material to a biography of a living person. Just find a news article - it does not have to be in english. On the signature - those are the actual signatures of the subjects, not something you just typed in a cursive font! Please do not ever add forged material again; that's not helping. Kuru (talk) 00:35, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
Okay, you edited your comment after I replied. Use the NY Times one - that will suffice even if it's 20 years old. Kuru (talk) 00:54, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

- I added the reference as you said to Jorge Perez Evelyn partner, Thank you Kuru, now the article seems completed. Ragazzodeitalia (talk) 02:24, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

historycooperative.orgEdit

Thanks for catching and cleaning up from what ASD0202 was doing!

There are about 43 links as https 1180 more as http. Is it worth triggering some bot to find in the archives or tag them? Also pinging GermanJoe who is in the process of cleaning up a bunch of them. DMacks (talk) 14:21, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Probably. Looks like he's been un-archiving links to point to the hijacked domain. This is pretty suspicious, and I was looking into it, but will have limited time today. Kuru (talk) 14:25, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
I have no opinion about the "old" /journal and /btw links, these common usages should be discussed in the wider community (or just ignore them for now). But the recent additions are spam (often not even verifying their specific content or being redundant in lead sections). While some of the site's authors seem knowledgeable, without information about editorial policy and staff the domain in its current form is little more than a self-published blog and platform for guest authors. An occasional expert blog may be useful after careful assessment by uninvolved editors, but such sources should certainly not be spammed willy-nilly. GermanJoe (talk) 14:38, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
I was looking at this editor's links last night (I have to say that the domain does not seem to have been hijacked - i just checked and it's still working atm) BUT nearly all of the links are faulty in some way: misplaced (before punctuation), fail verification (don't backup the previous statement/s), are a case of WP:OVERCITE, the ref is in a place - like the LEAD - where it is redundant and not needed, his edit summary says "edited for tone" and that is an absolute LIE....etc., etc.
Another thing...the website is not in and of itself a reliable source and many of the articles...well, they kinda suck. They're chatty, they do not cite ANY sources, they're poorly-written. Plus I could not find out who/what historycooperative actually is, just that they're registered through an Australian domain-seller, and this is the coup-de-grace so far as I am concerned...just take a look at their "Contribute" page...they are soliciting unpaid articles from readers (I'd be interested to see if their articles are basically WP-mirrors) so are basically user-edited. So *BONUS*! - from looking over their articles last night I'd say their editorial control is nil to none. I think every one of these links should be mass-reverted, this editor is making a lot of unnecessary work for the rest of us.Shearonink (talk) 14:51, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
I should have been more clear. By hijacked, I mean the original reliable source let the domain expire. It has now been purchased or picked up by an un-related content farm that is just a skinned wordpress blog. I'm sure the tremendous number of existing backlinks is pretty profitable. I'd need to pin down the time the domain expired, but no objections to restoring the original archived links to around 2010 or so. Give this, it looks like the University of Illinois let it expire on 2012-12-07. Kuru (talk) 14:56, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
Ah, ok, that makes sense. But this particular editor is also adding these UN-WP:IRS as new content and not always replacing old/valid links with new/invalid links. Is there a bot that can be run to remove all of these links? I mean, if that is an ok thing to do... seems like there's just too much to do this all manually. Shearonink (talk) 15:42, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Melinda GatesEdit

You corrected my correction about the misinformation published about Melinda Gates. I'm not sure about the grounds for your claim that the position is "controversial". Yet the "fact" stated in the article is not a fact; Melinda's position is completely contrary to her claim of being "Catholic". How is it that my position is controversial, but her claim is not? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Daveschmitzca (talkcontribs) 17:53, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

We're not looking for your personal assessment of a subject's religious practices. Thanks. Kuru (talk) 03:19, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Missed an accountEdit

When you blocked Vanci Kumar you missed an account that he created before blocking (Vancue Kumar). Thanks, Kb03 (talk) 16:54, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

@Kb03: great catch! Kuru (talk) 00:28, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Techno India UniversityEdit

Hello Kuru, I appreciate your concern about potential advertising content but I assure you I only wrote materials straight out of the University website. No promotion was intended, I'll surely recheck and edit the article again. Mriganka Das (talk) 23:14, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Please don't add blatantly promotional material like that, even in your own words. Kuru (talk) 00:31, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Re:MirrorsEdit

Thank you for your warning, I am new to English Wikipedia and I need your help, help me regarding your warning, thanks, Best Regards, Naturista2018 (talk) 02:04, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

Move to ban Zombiedude101zEdit

Over at WP:AN, I have moved to ban Zombiedude101z. You banned the most recent known sockpuppet, SpeedyGonzales1488. You are welcome but not obligated to participate in the discussion. --Yamla (talk) 11:11, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

How to add Catel's involvement to Aktion T4 page?Edit

Hi, I am wondering what mechanism will be acceptable to note Werner Catel's early involvement in the killing of children on the Aktion T4 page? I note that both the page on Catel and the one on Child Euthanasia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_euthanasia_in_Nazi_Germany note that he was involved in the first case which then led to Aktion T4 more generally.

As one of the physicians involved at the start, he seems he should be mentioned here.

I have tried noting this in the past, but that keeps being removed. PeterNSteinmetz (talk) 21:14, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

124.181.82.220Edit

user:124.181.82.220 is abusing her talkpage. CLCStudent (talk) 01:18, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

My apologies; it looks like Mr. Fred took care of this. Kuru (talk) 02:08, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

2019 US Banknote ContestEdit

  US Banknote Contest  
November-December 2019

There are an estimated 30,000 different varieties of United States banknotes, yet only a fraction of these are represented on Wikimedia Commons in the form of 2D scans. Additionally, Colonial America, the Confederate States, the Republic of Texas, multiple states and territories, communities, and private companies have issued banknotes that are in the public domain today but are absent from Commons.

In the months of November and December, WikiProject Numismatics will be running a cross-wiki upload-a-thon, the 2019 US Banknote Contest. The goal of the contest is to increase the number of US banknote images available to content creators on all Wikimedia projects. Participants will claim points for uploading and importing 2D scans of US banknotes, and at the end of the contest all will receive awards. Whether you want to claim the Gold Wiki or you just want to have fun, all are invited to participate.


If you do not want to receive invitations to future US Banknote Contests, follow the instructions here

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