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Deletion of Draft:OrmucoEdit

Dear Materialscientist,

I hope my message finds you well.

Last Wednesday, May 15, you deleted a draft I wrote for the company "Ormuco". I am wondering if I may receive further feedback.

The grounds for deletion were G11: Unambiguous advertising or promotion. I have reviewed G11. Unambiguous advertising or promotion as well as Wikipedia is not a soapbox or means of promotion.

I attempted to write neutrally in describing Ormuco's history and product offerings. I included five independent references including from Bloomberg, Financial Post, and the UK Department for International Trade. Nonetheless, my article was deleted.

I would like to know how I could improve the article should I like to rewrite it, or if you would suggest I submit the article for review through the Articles for Creation process.

I noticed previous versions of the Ormuco page have been deleted in 2013 for G11. Unambiguous advertising or promotion and 2014 for A7. No indication of importance (people, animals, organizations, web content, events). However, as time has elapsed since then, I have attempted to republish the Ormuco article, especially as Ormuco has patented its technology in 2016.

I believe mentions of Ormuco's 10+ year history, patent holdings, and media features pass through the notability test in User:Ihcoyc/The presumption of non-notability for Internet related, computing, and services businesses.

I would greatly appreciate hearing your thoughts. Thank you for your time.

Regards, LuoXizi (talk) 14:39, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

(by talk reader) @LuoXizi: WP:B2B (which you point to) is just an essay. WP:NCORP and WP:GNG are the law of the land. History, patent holdings, and the rest don't matter. We need multiple, independent, reliable sources that provide significant coverage about the subject. As we've rejected this multiple times, I'd quit pressing the issue. Chris Troutman (talk) 14:47, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Hm Bluefox21911 (talk) 00:44, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

Blocked range

Hi Materialscientist,

Can you tell me which edits caused you to block (talk · contribs · WHOIS)? Someone who was blocked under that range is also using an account to edit, so I was wondering if the block was for those edits. Jayjg (talk) 15:47, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

? Bluefox21911 (talk) 00:44, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

Semi-Protection for some storm articlesEdit

Hello. Can you please Semi-Protect all of the listed articles? They have been popular targets for vandals recently. I refrained from requesting protection for some of those articles in order to honeypot vandals, but the sheer amount of vandalism that those articles (particularly Cyclone and Tropical cyclone) have experienced in the last few months is simply ridiculous. I'm also starting to grow tired of having to constantly police those articles. Can you please Semi-Protect them for a while to curb the disruption? Thanks. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 03:30, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Kenneth "Ken" GibsonEdit

Hi MS. Usual message - user unblocked, rename done, yada yada yada. You know the drill, ping me if needed! Cheers, Yunshui  09:14, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Promotion-only accountEdit

Administrator, reporting a user to your attention. This account Extra taste of knowledge is clearly WP:NOTHERE. Fanboy account of actor Mammootty, adding promotional edits and edit warring for the same. Meaninglessly using edit summaries copied from other users. Trolling at others talk pages. Adding fake references which do not cite the promotional content added in order to deceive others. Ignoring warnings and removing edit warring talk page warning. Clearly not here to contribute anything. (talk) 17:45, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Reemergence of account with unsourced editsEdit

Hello! You had few reverted some unsourced huge edits made by an account named Fan101ovo on pages such as Commissioner of Karachi and Pakistan Administrative Service in the months of February and March. You had gone on to block the account from editing if I recall correctly as those warnings went unheeded. However, it has come to my notice that once again similar unsourced edits are being made by an new account named Sindhimanoo. Please look into this. Thank you (Ereckkarja (talk))

EU seatsEdit

He reported just a false tweet to suuport new scenario in seat projections. (talk) 03:48, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

This is not vandalism, but edit warring. Stay calm. Materialscientist (talk) 03:50, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Ok). Not clear acting by him. (talk) 03:51, 23 May 2019 (UTC)


I'm not quite sure what's going on or why you've blocked them indefinitely, but you have made some serious errors: breaking the infobox in Iran, removing mention of Berlin as a state, reinserting a BLP violation into John Abraham (actor). And those are just the three I happen to look at! Please review. Thanks. El_C 04:12, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

Yes, my mass rollback of Maxfullhigh was definitely not a good idea, please revert me at will! Indefblock because I do believe this is a block evasion, but can't identify the master right away. Materialscientist (talk) 04:28, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

Spaceastronaut LTAEdit

Hello. Regarding Wikipedia:Long-term abuse/Spaceastronaut and his IPs, I suspect that based on the extended edit history of Protecting power and the deletion logs of Graag and Pokemon Chaos Black that the vandal has been around for longer than what I wrote in the LTA report. Perhaps you might be willing to give me more info on him if you know some details? Thanks! Jalen D. Folf (talk) 16:48, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

Deletion review for Dremo (Musician)Edit

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Dremo (Musician). Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review.--Haylad (talk) 17:27, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

Suspicious editsEdit

Hi. Could you please look at Zoroastrianism in India. There are suspicious edits going on.TheDoDahMan (talk) 21:44, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

For the record, it is a LTA – vandalized earlier as Incnis Mrsi (talk) 06:30, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

User talk:WeborbitechEdit

You may wish to revoke talk page access.--Cahk (talk) 09:02, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

Cyclone FaniEdit

Can you please Semi-Protect this article for about a month? This article documents a recent natural disaster, and it recently came out of a 2-week Semi-Protection period, yet it is quickly becoming a top target for India-based vandals. Thanks. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 00:25, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

User talk:WvreynytiEdit

You may wish to revoke talk page access.--Cahk (talk) 07:24, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

User talk:Runzegu blocked? or not?Edit

I came across this user User talk:Runzegu where you posted an indef block notice, but I don;t see it blocked. An omission perhaps? Should it be blocked, or the notice removed? -- Alexf(talk) 10:37, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

Never mind. Someone blocked at the same time I was posting this. -- Alexf(talk) 10:38, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

Cyclone TracyEdit

Can you please Semi-Protect this article for about 3-6 months? The vandalism on that article has spiked in the last 2 weeks alone, and given the past and current trends, I expect the elevated level of disruptive behavior to continue at that article. Thanks. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 23:59, 27 May 2019 (UTC)


Do you want to remove talk page access on this user you recently blocked? Seems like they're perfectly happy to keep acting a fool on their talk page despite being indeffed. They've made insinuations about the sexual activities of both you and me before and after the block was put in place. Hamtechperson 03:17, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

Obvious sockEdit

Please take a peek at user:DeepKamboj1313 in the article Politics. Thanks. Kleuske (talk) 10:14, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

User talk:Dr kativiEdit

You may wish to revoke talk page access.--Cahk (talk) 09:09, 29 May 2019 (UTC)



You blocked Ronaldobarisic02 in late 2018. Their only edits after the block were more vandalism in April, they haven't been active since, I just noticed the vandalism right now on one of the two pages and fixed it. Would a longer block be appropriate here? Thanks! SportingFlyer T·C 05:55, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

Warning received re unreferenced or poorly referenced additionsEdit

Dear Materialscientist, I too am busy in the outside world, but enjoying a few days' break. Sometimes - mea maxima culpa - I contribute without signing in. Today I found a note from yourself telling me to desist from adding unreferenced or poorly referenced material or I would be blocked. Never happened before! It was on the IP page and not on my User page. Is this owing to my contribution, which has since been edited, to the Dead or Alive article? (Steve Coy's passing)

I've been contributing to Wikipedia for 25 years or so. (at least 20, methinks) - although just at the level of writing things and creating the odd article. There has been the occasional shout of praise for my work too, so please accept my apols if I've offended in any way. No need for reply but if you wish to, please send to my Talk page.

Best, FCleff (talk) 14:55, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

(by talk reader) @FCleff: "I've been contributing to Wikipedia for 25 years or so. (at least 20, methinks)" This isn't so. Wikipedia is 18 years old and FClef (whom you claim to be) didn't start editing until four years after that. I mention this point because being a long-time contributor does not (in my mind) excuse sloppy editing. As this is a collaborative project, I would expect long-time volunteers to remember what they owe the rest of their fellow editors. Chris Troutman (talk) 15:03, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
Blimey! {tips cap contritely} So sorry for getting my guesstimate wrong. Yes, I am FClef. I take your point, even if it is delivered with a sneering highhandedness that your elevated position does not excuse.FCleff (talk) 15:30, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

User returns with more vandalismEdit

MaterialScientist, you blocked back in December after a series of edits altering the accurate scores in articles so they are no longer correct. They've come back a number of times since and have done the same, though no one has reported it. It's a number of hours since the most recent edits were done (each one reverted), but they're clearly not here to build an encyclopedia, instead attempting to reduce its accuracy. If there's anything you can do to further discourage this activity, it would be much appreciated. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:37, 1 June 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Admin's Barnstar
Your indef block on IaddFalseEdits. I was the user who reported him to UAA! PS what (wiki)chemicals do you use to do your work on Wikipedia such as fighting and blocking vandals? Related to this matter is that I chose the alternate version of this barnstar because I think (no offence) it looks more menacing to those vandals.

Thanks. (talk) 05:08, 1 June 2019 (UTC)


I have noticed where a certain "contributor" has been vandalizing a page called Dina d'malkhuta dina. You can find him here: 2804:18:811:CD91:86B0:52A5:83B4:BFB2 (talk · contribs). I hope that he will desist from his actions.Davidbena (talk) 20:39, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

Adding the name of Jalilpur village in distt BijnorEdit

Sir . I wanted to highlight that certain important both historical & polotical names of villages have been left out from the list of Bijnor distt . One of them happens to be Jalilpur village , it's an important village of the distt , it's a Block Division , having a history dating back to a couple of hundred years .. Lot of people wanting to seek information about this village . But sadly enough. Wikipedia does not cover this village .. Request please add this village & it's history Kanchrapara (talk) 04:13, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

User talk:Xpertlab2013Edit

You may wish to revoke talk page access.--Cahk (talk) 07:07, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Rangeblock questionEdit

The rangeblock on (talk · contribs · WHOIS) (which I happen to be caught in) has a relatively long block duration and has the account creation blocked flag set. Is there a good reason to block an entire /16 (especially a residential one, where users might want to create accounts)? I'm just thinking this could either be reduced in scope, duration, or perhaps removing the account creation flag. Apparently as an account creator I can't bypass that flag, which makes doing WP:ACC work a bit, well, problematic. — AfroThundr (u · t · c) 01:05, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

@Materialscientist: you around? — AfroThundr (u · t · c) 20:03, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
Around, and yes, there was a very good reason to block an entire /16. Blocking account creation is a default block setting, which stops experiences abusers from bypassing the block. Materialscientist (talk) 23:19, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Horseshoe theoryEdit

You reverted some changes without explanation. Let's talk about it. (talk) 16:22, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

Vandalism at 1970 Bhola cycloneEdit

Hello. Can you please Semi-Protect 1970 Bhola cyclone for at least 5 years? The article has been frequently, persistently vandalized for the past 10 years, and almost every single anon edit within the last decade were some form of vandalism (there's also plenty of nasty activity in the Edit Filter Log). Since the article is about a very notable storm (the deadliest tropical cyclone recorded), and since it's a highly visible article, I doubt that the pace of vandalism is going to wind down. Thanks. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 06:24, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

User talk:Romania90Edit

You may wish to revoke talk page access.--Cahk (talk) 08:15, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

Recent edit to Contempt of copEdit

If you had checked the version history of the article, you would have realized that my edit to that paragraph was very much pertinent to keeping the article up-to-date.

Stop wasting everyone's time!— Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:8804:9f04:0:d4fc:6e3:e97f:2584 (talkcontribs) 08:52, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

I agree with the IP. Citing the current case resolution makes more sense than keeping a paragraph citing the court's blog. Chris Troutman (talk) 12:59, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

1999 Odisha cycloneEdit

Can you please Semi-Protect this article for at least a few years? It has suffered persistent vandalism for more than 11 years, and the vast majority of IP edits to the page were blatantly disruptive. Additionally, this article happens to be a highly-visible Good Article, and it has experienced an increased level of vandalism in just the past month alone. Thanks. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 01:23, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

June 2019Edit

  Hello, I'm Flyer22 Reborn. I wanted to let you know that I reverted one of your recent contributions —specifically this edit to User:UBX/NHL-Blues— because it did not appear constructive. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. If you have any questions, you can ask for assistance at the Help desk. Thanks. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 03:48, 7 June 2019 (UTC)


No, you're not blocked :-) There's an issue with an IP range block you applied, at User talk:Alan W. Just letting you know in case there's anything you want to add. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 11:31, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for granting IPBE, which is likely the best solution in this case. Materialscientist (talk) 11:37, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

User talk:CapperrrrrEdit

You may wish to revoke talk page access.--Cahk (talk) 07:34, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Unblock request on holdEdit

There's an unblock request at User talk:Cornell737, relating to a checkuser block which you placed some time ago on an IP range. Would you have a look at it, please? You will need to look at edits which I have revision-deleted to hide the IP address information, as the editor has said that he or she doesn't want it to be publicly visible. The editor claims to have recently moved and so is likely to have taken over an IP address previously used by someone else, but I guess a CU should probably be able to confirm or refute that claim. JamesBWatson (talk) 15:00, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

By the way, I referred to you on that editor's talk page as "he", because I am under the impression that is right, but I don't now know where I got that impression from. You don't have your sex specified in your user preferences, and I can't find any confirmation on your user page, so if it should be "she" please tell me, so that I can avoid making the same mistake again. JamesBWatson (talk) 15:04, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Avi: Should I call you Bullet? Tooth?
Bullet Tooth Tony: You can call me Susan if it makes you happy. [1]
  • OK, Susie, I'll try to remember that next time I refer to you. JamesBWatson (talk) 09:56, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

About being blocked?Edit

Hello, I just created a account and didn't know if I was still blocked. I didn't understand why I was blocked in the first place. Was it because I didn't have a account? IP Address: 2600:1015:B100:0:0:0:0:0/40 I had one more edit I was going to make about the quotes in his coaching career. (talk) Scollins60 (talk) 17:53, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Bloom Energy page updatesEdit

I work for Bloom Energy, a company that manufactures solid oxide fuel cells for businesses looking for distributed power generation systems. Bloom Energy prepared a draft of a substantially improved version of the page that I believe is more neutral, comprehensive, and timely.

In keeping with Wikipedia's conflict of interest guidelines, I was hoping to find an independent editor willing to give the draft a look-over and provide any feedback. I saw that you nominated the page for a DYK and thought you might be interested in the topic. I would be forever in your debt if you happen to have the time/interest to take a look. Conner at Bloom Energy (talk) 18:24, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

AIV removalsEdit

Can you explain why you removed both my reports here [2]. They are both editing disruptivly, the second one being straight up vandalism, but you didn't even mention declining the Dustin account. StaticVapor message me! 05:42, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

I didn't notice DustinLeach99, blocked them now. MethodMaster101 is not for AIV, they are explaining their edits and issuing them level-4 tags right away was incorrect. Materialscientist (talk) 06:10, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
You might have missed it, but I stated that they have warnings in their talk page history. They are using edit summaries, which is good, but it is always just their speculation or personal synthesis of past events. Thank you for blocking Dustin, I had assumed it was a mistake. StaticVapor message me! 06:26, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Reinstatement of Ninoy Aquino stationEdit

Hi Materialscientist!

It has been awhile since I was able to update the draft of the Ninoy Aquino station article to include notable events and sections which pertain to the station itself. Given that the station is now at full-swing construction and the updated draft here, may I request for the article (in its current draft form) to be reinstated into the main title as agreed upon before and be protected from vandalism especially from User:Very Deep Thinker which continues to engage in an edit war in all templates and articles pertaining to the station by either deleting them or renaming them despite the presence of credible and verifiable primary, secondary, and tertiary sources with the only reasoning being personal feelings against the name/political affiliation of the name. Thanks! Korean Rail Fan 02:06, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

Moved to Ninoy Aquino station. Materialscientist (talk) 02:37, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

Just in caseEdit

Thanks for the block of (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log). They are still trolling Ser N on their talk page. I've reverted them but if they continue you might want to revoke tpa. Thanks for your time. MarnetteD|Talk 07:27, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

  Done. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 07:50, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

CAPTCHA articleEdit

Hello. Would you mind Semi-Protecting this article? It appears to be a favorite target for vandals, especially since IPs frequently have to deal with CAPTCHA tests when adding references (also probably due to the common knowledge of this test). There's a lot of disruptive activity there recently, which has probably been happening for years. Thanks. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 07:54, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

Serial vandalism at Hurricane MichaelEdit

Hello. Can you please Semi-Protect the Hurricane Michael article for at least a month? (It has already been Semi-Protected 4 times in the past 8 months.) It has a very high daily readership level, and the article has recently experienced a string of mass vandalism, which may continue in the near future, due to the article's high visibility. Thanks. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 21:33, 15 June 2019 (UTC) (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log)Edit

Generally, this vandal is using the same IP for three or four edits before changing it after two or three days. We should block each IP adress at the first vandalism. He is always doing the same kind of edits (adding random users with random sources) so you shouldn't wait.--Le Petit Chat (talk) 08:16, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

User talk:AceOfKnaves22Edit

You may wish to revoke talk page access.--Cahk (talk) 08:27, 17 June 2019 (UTC)


Do you have any issues with me unblocking RP3328? Based on (UTRS appeal #25655) they've matured significantly in the ten years since the block. I don't see why we shouldn't give them another shot as they seem to be eager to contribute constructively and I'd prefer not to make them jump through a ton of hoops to get unblocked.-- Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 19:40, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Unblocking is fine with me. Materialscientist (talk) 22:29, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
Done. Thank you! -- Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 22:44, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

lake karachay editingEdit

my citation

never mind, I fixed it HOWEVER, it may be seen as redundant, due to the same being stated on the lake karachay page your call

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
I'd like to thank you for protecting the Bol Bol page. That was very annoying vandalism and you stopped it by protection. Nbagoodfun (talk) 04:11, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Vandalism on Historiography of the fall of the Ottoman EmpireEdit

Hi Materialscientist, BlueMadrigal has vandalised Historiography of the fall of the Ottoman Empire for the second time after being warned. Can you please have a look at the edits today by BlueMadrigal, thank you. Lachlb (talk) 06:59, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

FA Review for CeresEdit

I have nominated Ceres (dwarf planet) for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. 20:18, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Thanks very much for blocking an impostor, but had a questionEdit

Hi Materialscientist,

Thank you very much for stepping in and blocking an editor that tried to be an impostor. I could not find a public thank link for your block like I have for other edits on wikipedia, so I am taking the opportunity to thank you in your talk page. I appreciate you blocking Huitz90. I am inclined to believe that this editor seems to be involved with Illuminus Knight who also created another false account with my signature name "Huitzilopochtli1990". Especially since Huitzilopochtli1990 had the exact same behavior of harassing another editor and trying to impersonate me as can be seen in his/her contribution history [3].

This editor even went as far as linking his/her signatures to me and my talk page.[4]. I have never seen that. Is there any suggestion to prevent anyone from doing such things? Or how to approach this situation? A bot signed for Huitz90 correctly [5] and you can see the tricky way they linked to me afterwards.

I have changed my signature back to "Ramos1990" for the moment to prevent confusion between the fakes and my real account. It looks like these two fake accounts did not make it far, but this is pretty problematic since this Illuminus Knight editor and/or another editor seem to be working in sync in trying to impersonate me.Ramos1990 (talk) 01:55, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

Transport United F.C.Edit

Only way to tell, i beg you as seem reasonable and follow sports, open transport united fc page and upload new logo with year update, as seen on fb link. that fenix acts crazy but i will always fight for bhutan and truth 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 posted by User: (see User talk:

Few more logos:


Druk united

Ugyen academy


Druk Stars

Moving from IP to IPEdit

Hello M. You blocked (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log) back in January. The person has edited under another IP or two since then. They are currently using (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log). Some of their edits remind me of Dopenguins (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log) but I can't be sure. They might have stopped by the time you see this but I did want to make you aware of the situation. MarnetteD|Talk 19:50, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

Thanks. MarnetteD|Talk 22:59, 22 June 2019 (UTC)
Hello again. FYI they have moved on to this ip (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log). MarnetteD|Talk 23:59, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

You're greatEdit

  The Admin's Barnstar
For your general positive presence wielding the mighty mop; you show up in my ever changing watchlist so often, and have done for so long, you feel like — you are — an integral part of the encyclopedia. I just figured you should have (probably another) one of these. Thank you for being you :) Fred Gandt · talk · contribs 06:08, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

Your block of


I understand exactly why you did it, I believe, but I did want to point out that Jacob's Pillow Dance is a well-known non-profit dance venue, and that their archives are a valuable resource to the dance scholarship community, so the links that were being posted by this IP were legitimate ELs that wold add to the reader's understanding of the subject matter. Not all dance video archives are open to the public (the New York Public Library's collection, for instance, can only be accessed from the Library's terminals), so having one that anyone can see is useful.

I wonder if you might re-consider the block in favor of informing the IP of how they should go about adding links without getting into trouble, and suggesting that -- if they are officially connected with the Pillow (I get the impression that they might be an intern connected to the JP archive), they make an account (not a role account) with a declaration of a COI.

Just a thought. Thanks, Beyond My Ken (talk) 19:53, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

Abuse Filter botEdit

Hey, so I've been trying to keep in mind your advice about how best to submit AIV reports based on my monitoring Special:AbuseLog. I've been considering this idea that would make life a lot easier possibly: a bot that could automatically warn users who trip certain edit filters (like Filter 12). This way, users could begin escalating warnings from there if so needed. Would that be a bad idea? –MJLTalk 21:58, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @MJL: You used "abuse filter" in a section heading. Of course I'm going to show up uninvited. IMO, that wouldn't be helpful. The filter already warned the user, with this bit of nastiness:
So what's the point of having a bot issue another warning? If it's a false positive, that's going be straight up obnoxious, and if it's a true positive, then I don't see how saying "an automated system detected vandalism, then another system detected that the first system detected vandalism" is going to stop anything.
I typically only warn filter-tripping vandals if: (a) They're stabbing the "Publish" button so many times that it's flooding the log and making it hard to read, (b) they're trolling us at WP:EF/FP, (c) The edits are really horrible (BLP/personal attacks, racism, anything else I'd have left an "only warning" for if it had saved), or (d) They've recently managed to save at least one (bad) edit. I always start at {{uw-attempt2}} or higher, because, as I said, they've already been warned at least once by the filter.
LTAs, of course, are different matter. If we've gone through the trouble of making a filter for a specific user, chances are they're determined enough to work around the filter eventually. So, report on sight, with no warnings, if they're quacking loudly enough, or just let someone more familiar with the sockmaster deal with it if not. Suffusion of Yellow (talk) 22:44, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
@Suffusion of Yellow: [Thank you for the ping] The warning I suppose isn't for them per se but for Recent Change patrollers to easily see this user is already bad news. I pretty much always see this pattern play out: IP blanks a page, trips edit filter, figures well if I can't do that... and finds a different way to vandalize, then they get issued a level one/two warning by a RCP. That's the cycle I am trying to alter (my ideal would be: trip filter, talk1/2 warning, vandalize, talk3 warning, vandalize, talk4 warning, vandalize, block). If that sounds stupid to you then I'll let this idea go, but if it seems useful then maybe we should try it? –MJLTalk 23:35, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
@MJL: I see the problem, but the primary purpose of a message (even a template message) should be to communicate with the user who gets the "You have new messages" alert. (Well except right now, but you know what I mean...) Leaving a "This user is up to no good" message for the next editor who happens to drop by seems too close to using template messages as badges of shame, which they aren't, even if everyone, on some level, treats them as such.
Perhaps, instead, a script which alerts you when you're viewing the contributions or talk page of an user who has had edits recently disallowed by a filter? Or maybe just mixes the filter hits in with the contributions, chronologically? Won't do much good unless everyone uses it, of course, but it would be easy to write, and not need bot approval or community consensus. Suffusion of Yellow (talk) 00:52, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
@Suffusion of Yellow: (Well except right now, but you know what I mean...) lol Yeah, a script would work if it could directly link you to which of the user's contributions tripped the filter. The holy grail would for it to work with/in Twinkle as to tell you the user's tripped a filter right as you're about to warn them (kind of like how Yet Another Helper Script tells you if something's been deleted before). I doubt that would ever happen, though. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯MJLTalk 01:08, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon MaidEdit

I see that your semi'd the article for five years due to a block evader. The protection was for five years. Isn't that a bit too long for this sort of thing, considering the previous protection was only for a month? Should probably be shortened to six months or up to a year instead, five years seems too long considering there were only about two or three episodes of the person vandalizing. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 03:00, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

Protection RequestedEdit

Please request Evan Turner and Kent Bazemore. Both are under a trade and it is not official. --Nbagoodfun (talk) 20:02, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

File:Havelock Hudson.jpgEdit

Do you have any evidence that File:Havelock Hudson.jpg was first published outside the United States prior to January 1, 1924 - the terms under which it is currently held on the Wikipedia? Greenshed (talk) 19:35, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

User talk:SbobolasiteEdit

You may wish to revoke talk page access.--Cahk (talk) 07:56, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

Possible socksEdit

Hi, 99hyperborea88888888, 99o2kimjongil2000, blocked Hyperborea88888888, 88hyperborea8888, BuffoloBill and IP-hoppers are probably the same person.

IP vandals: (talk · contribs · WHOIS), (talk · contribs · WHOIS), (talk · contribs · WHOIS), (talk · contribs · WHOIS), (talk · contribs · WHOIS), (talk · contribs · WHOIS), (talk · contribs · WHOIS), (talk · contribs · WHOIS), (talk · contribs · WHOIS). -- Tobby72 (talk) 09:20, 28 June 2019 (UTC)

I have blocked several related accounts, thanks, there may be many more. Materialscientist (talk) 05:51, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

Serial vandalEdit

Materialscientist, I gave a final warning back in December for changing accurate information in articles to be inaccurate; they made similarly invalid edits to Strictly Come Dancing (series 15) in March and to Strictly Come Dancing (series 16) less than 24 hours ago. I don't know whether this is just another address for similar vandalism, or if this is someone else who thinks it's a good thing to take good information and make it bad, but I'm hoping you can prevent any further vandalism on their part. I don't know if they've sufficiently demonstrated that they're not here to build an encyclopedia, but they've certainly earned some form of block by now. Thanks for anything you can do. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:55, 29 June 2019 (UTC)


Safeersmak is a possible sock. The account stands solely as a promotional account for actor Mammootty. First edit itself was for adding the term "Megastar" in his article - diff1, diff2. Added the term in Mammootty filmography while logged out. Rearranged cast in Twenty:20 (film) - diff3, diff4, diff5. Harirajmohanhrm was such an account blocked while edit-warring for rearranging cast. Then there was Mealwaysrockz007. I'm not sure which is the master. Can you please check it? (talk) 13:50, 29 June 2019 (UTC) (talk · contribs · WHOIS)

Hi there,

Could you block this school IP for vandalism, given their recent edits. I just came here since I also noticed that you have also blocked (talk · contribs · WHOIS) not too long ago, which is on the same exact IP range. Thanks. (talk) 05:00, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

Possible to unblock?Edit

Hi Materialscientist; are you ok if I give this account a second chance?-- Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 19:41, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

Yes. Materialscientist (talk) 05:28, 5 July 2019 (UTC)


User talk:VST Mobility SolutionEdit

You may wish to revoke talk page access.--Cahk (talk) 09:26, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

Anand KurianEdit

Hi Material Scientist,

This is regarding the rather abrupt deletion of the page on Anand Kurian. It's several years old and had more than sixty internet references alone. Perhaps, it was too long and we undertake to edit it down if the page can be re-instated.

Thank you. Mediapupil (talk) 06:15, 13 July 2019 (UTC)

Hopefully I am at the right place (finally)Edit

Sorry I just joined Wikipedia not long ago and I have been so excited about trying to improve things that I might have posted unnecessarily here and there... I have seen you protected the page Roof and since I'm new to wikipedia here and can't edit a semi protected page, I don't know exactly what am I supposed to do. I believe the step is to request for the page to be edited. It has a wrong citation code a dead link and a link taking to a spammy site. Thank you I hope I'm doing the right thing writing this in here. Helen Rafaelo (talk) 20:35, 13 July 2019 (UTC)

Edit concernEdit

Hi Materialscientist. I have concerns with this editor's edits.[6] Although some are useful contributions many I find are poor and will need rework. I find the replacement of 'was' with 'got' rather odd, shall we say. I have suggested change that they may like to make in their editing behavior and this has basically been ignored. Perhaps someone needs to review their edits and see if they agree/disagree with me and perhaps if they agree then add weight to the discussion. Would you also be able to suggest to me the most appropriate forum to raise such concerns? Neils51 (talk) 02:34, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Sorry, I am travelling by car this summer and having very limited internet time. Materialscientist (talk) 05:03, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

Edit on page for Margo SeltzerEdit

Hi Materialscientist,

I see you reverted an edit on Margo Seltzer's wikipedia page, due to a lack of citation. This article below should prove to be a citation to support the claim.


17 November 2013Edit

I'm getting pretty goddamn tired of receiving messages from you when I have never edited a wikipedia article, and I never fucking will. Is this Wikipedia's scam attempt to get me to finally register an account? Because I fucking won't. If you ever feel the intense obsessive compulsion to resend a message to *YET AGAIN* then take several deep breaths and crack a bottle of absinthe. That guy hasn't been around for at least six years, and it's getting pretty creepy that you're so obsessed with an edit that was made nearly a decade ago by an entirely different individual, on a page which I have no fucking clue what it is.

Look guy, I know I'm coming off as aggressive. But this same fucking message has been received well over twenty times over the last several goddamn years, now you're finally getting your fucking response, and it's been so goddamn long the person you had a beef with doesn't even use this IP anymore. They change, you know? Don't waste your energy continuously sending messages to nobody fucking cares and you aren't accomplishing anything by screaming into the void. I swear to god, I better not see yet another fucking message from you next time I log in here.

This has been going on for years, and I'm getting fucking tired of it my dude. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:58, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

@ Materialscientist has sent you (this IP) 1 message back in 2013, which is the only message you've ever got. This has not been going on for years; you're reading the same old message every year. So, maybe you should take several deep breaths and think before jumping into conclusions, "my dude." —Rutilant (talk) 11:19, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
@Rutilant: There is also the possibility that notifications are not working properly for this IP address, causing them to get new notifications about the same talk page message. I certainly remember seeing notifications for an old message unrelated to me when I was browsing Wikipedia on a public computer (not logged in). I think Materialscientist made a good choice in deleting this particular talk page. Retro (talk | contribs) 17:02, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
@Retro and Rutilant: That's one possible explanation. An alternative, less AGFing one is that this "eloquent" IP editor is WP:LTA/DENVER, who has been known to frequent this range, cmp.,, Favonian (talk) 17:14, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
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