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I am using this space to create my sandbox. MarnetteD | Talk 20:57, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Here is another. MarnetteD|Talk 21:12, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
and one more MarnetteD|Talk 22:13, 10 March 2018 (UTC)


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I believe I've dealt with this editor before when he was editing similar articles using a different IP. He made the same "kids who know nothing hassling smart old me" comments. At the time, he claimed to be a University Professor in Media or some such, posting from his office. Of course, his IP info said differently. He was blocked then, and this new instance is blocked. JoeSperrazza (talk) 20:37, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
Here are the links:
JoeSperrazza (talk) 20:41, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for all the info and the links JoeSperrazza. I appreciate you taking the time to do this and it will be good to have it in one place. In the AN report Binksternet supplied the link to a previous ANI discussion seen here Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/IncidentArchive887#IP troll Stubbornness or trolling either way it is a shame really. Oh, flunking students that disagreed with you is the opposite of what being and educator is about. Thanks again and cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 21:46, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
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(talk page stalker) This is User:Nate Speed. Sro23 (talk) 22:19, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Ah - thanks for the explanation P. The flipping out in the edit summaries is familiar. If my memory dredges up any names I'll let you know. MarnetteD|Talk 22:22, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
Excellent Sro23!! Thanks for posting. MarnetteD|Talk 22:22, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks NinjaRobotPirate. This is all ringing some bells - I think you may have told me about this before. If so I'm glad you refreshed my memory. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 07:23, 4 November 2017 (UTC)

Hi my friendEdit

Being accused of being a sick pervert by people from that redacted site was horrible. True crime is a specialist subject of mine, not an obsession. Someone also has to care about victims after the media spotlight has changed. Paul Benjamin Austin (talk) 17:49, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Hello PBA. I did see your name pop up on my watchlist but I haven't followed all the details. In spite of that I can express my sympathies to you in the situation and I hope that things work out ASAP. Best regards. MarnetteD|Talk 17:54, 1 July 2019 (UTC)


I've only just found out about Paul Darrow's death last month. His Kerr Avon is one of the steeliest and ruthless characters in the history of TV SciFi. Nine months to the day after Jacqueline Pearce's death. I hope Avon and Servalan are appearing in an afterlife production of Much Ado About Nothing. MarnetteD|Talk 00:39, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

For clean up bare urlsEdit

Sir please cleanup the bare url in References of Sunil Singh a politician wikipedian page Aniket kr. Shaw (talk) 11:36, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

Aniket kr. Shaw it looks like it has been taken care of by the ever reliable Jmertel23. There are several of us who work on converting bare urls and your placing of the template in an article will bring someone along to take care of them. Best regards. MarnetteD|Talk 14:42, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

Zenica prisonEdit

Please think before reverting good edits. Image is true for that article and does not need (cannot have) additional source. I put template {{citation needed}} next to the claim but you cannot dispute it and delete it without explanation (I live there and know that that counter exists). Similary, claims about songs don't have/need sources; they're general claims and one can look up for the song on YouTube... Thanks. -- (talk) 09:38, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

I did think. You need to think about the fact that, per WP:BURDEN, sources must come with the edit - not at some far off day. MarnetteD|Talk 17:05, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
OK, but don't revert everything you see. Image needs no source other than author uploading it, and song claim has refs now. Eggs counter claim is now excluded. Also, you did revert ndash correction. Explain single removals of added content in the future. -- (talk) 21:19, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

A Newcastle for you!Edit

  Cheers! DonQuixote (talk) 17:23, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
Quite the right drink to toast Jon's 100th. Many thanks DQ. MarnetteD|Talk 17:33, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

User:Vchimpanzee/Gloria Victis (Confederate memorial)Edit

So I see you fixed something, or tried to. Would you say the statue passes the notability test and can be moved to article space?— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 18:29, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

Hello Vchimpanzee. The article looks good to me. I may not be the best judge of notability for something like this but I found it interesting and informative. If any of my talk page watchers want to take a look please feel free to leave your thoughts here. MarnetteD|Talk 19:51, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
I appreciate that. I seem to recall there was controversy in the past about the statue and I was hoping the article could be more comprehensive before I moved it, but I started it with text from List of Confederate monuments and memorials in North Carolina which led me to believe someone considered it notable. There was even a photo which I used. And it seems to be described as a monument, not a memorial, so I'll make the appropriate name change.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 19:58, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
Sounds good Vchimpanzee. I hope you have a pleasant week. MarnetteD|Talk 20:02, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

Empty categoriesEdit

Hello, MarnetteD,

I use to forego notifying editors when I tagged empty categories because I thought editors were less invested in them than articles they created. But I angered one editor who took it to ANI and now I am! However, I've contacted a few editors who I noticed create quite a few categories to ask if they wanted me to skip notifications and have received some yeses. Would you like to be on the "Do not call" list? Liz Read! Talk! 02:40, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

Hello Liz. The only categories I create are those for sockpuppets. I don't see why one those would need deletion. It may not have any entries now but, considering the amount of socking that some take part in, it may one day. Within the last few months creating a sock category became (for lack of a better term) semi automated. In other words when labeling a sock you get a prompt to create the category at the same time. That is all I did in this case. I probably should not go on a "do not notify" list on the off chance that something I created needs examination to see if it needs to be kept. Regards. MarnetteD|Talk 02:59, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
Understood. Lately, we have had a lot of empty categories for sockpuppets. My guess is that the identity of the sockpuppeteer changed after the category was created. I'll send you notices if I see other categories that you have created. Sometimes they get emptied through mischief. It's not common but it does happen. Liz Read! Talk! 00:19, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
Okey doke Liz. MarnetteD|Talk 00:47, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
(talk page watcher) I think one thing needs to be clarified here, Liz. The (semi-)automated creation of sockpuppet categories creates two categories: one for proven socks, and one for suspected socks. The suspected categories should not be deleted or nominated for deletion (as you did with MarnetteD's) just because they are empty. A sockmaster will often devise ways to sock that somehow circumvent CU, or that people haven't gotten around to SPIing but that are obvious. Please leave the "suspected" categories alone so they do not have to be recreated. Softlavender (talk) 01:01, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification Softlavender. Some of this was rattling around in my dusty memory banks but I couldn't recall the particulars. Best regards. MarnetteD|Talk 01:05, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
I guess. But when I have notified the creators (who are always admins) of sockpuppet categories that the category is empty, they always delete them. I'm usually just tagging the category. I guess this point of view needs to be more publicized. Liz Read! Talk! 01:55, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
OK, fair point Liz, maybe deletion is merited. Softlavender (talk) 09:00, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

Hello MarnetteDEdit

Hello, MarnetteD, I am new to wikipedia and still learning how to use the language. I edited this page, and tried to add the unbiased reporting from other news articles but my entry was undone so I clicked on the ondo button. Please help as i dont know what to do next. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:11, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

Forgive the intrusion - their revert is here. I've just removed the entire section for a couple of reasons. Primarily, the article is about a specific film and the allegations are related to the director but nothing I could see tied those allegations to this film. It's already in Vikas Bahl where I feel it belongs. Other thoughts / views appreciated. Ravensfire (talk) 14:23, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for responding to this Ravensfire. I agree with your assessment of the situation. IP the item has nothing to do with the film. As R points out it is in the article for the director. FWIW my only edit was to remove a protection template as the protection had expired. Ravensfire please feel free to intrude on my talk page anytime :-) MarnetteD|Talk 17:17, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

...for your immediate attention to the Éléonore Gosset article. I am amazed at such fast turnaround in repairing a tag issue. Cheers! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:246:C700:2DB2:9135:78D3:A31:AD67 (talk) 04:52, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

You are welcome. MarnetteD|Talk 15:18, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
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