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Notability referencesEdit


Hi, I saw that you reverted this edit by an IP in "Islam in Bangladesh": [1]. I just wondered if you had seen this person before and had any thoughts about it, or if it was just a general "unsourced" revert. They made basically the same edit again, so I reverted it, and some others.

I've noticed they keep adding claims about "non-denominational Muslims" to many articles, that misrepresent the sources and don't seem to follow WP:NPOV. The latest is the creation of this ghair-madhhabi redirect. I'm trying to figure out what approach I should take. I've reverted some of their edits, left a few warnings on differnt IP talk pages, and had a somewhat frustrating discussion with them on an article talk page, but they don't seem to get it. If you have an opinion, let me know, thanks... --IamNotU (talk) 19:30, 4 May 2020 (UTC)

I'm not aware of ongoing block evasion, just looked like reference hijacking. Thanks for the heads up. OhNoitsJamie Talk 20:18, 4 May 2020 (UTC)
I don't have any evidence of block evasion, just ongoing problems with NPOV, OR, etc., that are crossing into disruptive territory. It might end up at ANI, not sure. Thought you might be familiar with them, if not then no problem, thanks... --IamNotU (talk) 23:13, 4 May 2020 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Zeshan MahmoodEdit

Would you mind closing Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Zeshan Mahmood now that you've blocked the sock? I am not an admin/clerk so I am not allowed to. --MrClog (talk) 16:15, 5 May 2020 (UTC)

Gilroy CollegeEdit

Hi, I noticed that you reverted three 'notable alumni' from the Gilroy College page I have been editing. I was wondering why this is? Is this a referencing issue? If so, why did you revert some of the alumni and not others? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Guy incognito411 (talkcontribs) 16:40, 5 May 2020 (UTC)

The entries I didn't remove would likely pass WP:GNG (i.e., being a member of a notable band, passing WP:ATHLETE, etc.). OhNoitsJamie Talk 16:52, 5 May 2020 (UTC)


At Global Records we kept some artists for some reason. I agreed with the other user. They are bigger in Romania than some on that list such as Vanotek and even DJ Project.--.karellian-24 (talk) 18:44, 5 May 2020 (UTC)

Per the message on your talk page, we don't list named/bands unless they have articles. OhNoitsJamie Talk 17:45, 5 May 2020 (UTC)
Lariss doesn't even owe a Romanian page, she has videos with 70 and 55 million views. Lariss on the English Wikipedia was deleted, and keeps being deleted, even though in Romania she's big. Just because she was deleted years ago when she was rising. MIRA has 7 videos over 25 million views, the maximum being 83. Now do you understand why we added them? Because they don't have English pages, but most of them are bigger than Vanotek and DJ Project which are on that list. --.karellian-24 (talk) 18:52, 5 May 2020 (UTC)
To get such views in Romania, dozens of millions, you must be at least regional force somewhere in Europe. In Eastern Europe or Southern Europe, sometimes our videos are also released to the West especially France etc. --.karellian-24 (talk) 18:53, 5 May 2020 (UTC)
Each language Wikipedia is run independently. If the article on Lariss got deleted, that means the consensus on English Wikipedia was that the article doesn't meet our notability criteria. Technically, having articles on other Wikis doesn't automatically make the subject notable on English Wikipedia, but I'm OK with leaving the entries that have .ro articles. OhNoitsJamie Talk 17:57, 5 May 2020 (UTC)
Technically she is not on Wikipedia because her first article was deleted many years ago, and since then everytime when somebody is recreating it gets nomination and wrong deletion. Why? Because the users are wrongly calling for "deletion" even there is evidence she is enough notable. Many noobs are nominalising. I understand you, brother, because I must explain this knowledge to a foreigner. A little bit of Lariss for you: Dale Papi and Droppin da Bomb. She's very popular with her genre.--.karellian-24 (talk) 19:04, 5 May 2020 (UTC)
If you think she's notable now, feel free to go to deletion review or if you have substantially more content than the last article, recreate it, where it will have to survive another AfD if challenged. Until then, we don't list music acts that don't have established notability on English Wikipedia.OhNoitsJamie Talk 18:07, 5 May 2020 (UTC)
Ok, no problem. Just to know, when I added them I was rational and objective, the other guy who is only into Romanian dance music also agreed. I will try to create her page in the future, and then we see if it stays. Regards--.karellian-24 (talk) 19:09, 5 May 2020 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia talk:Welcoming committee/Welcome templates#RfC on welcome template standardisationEdit

 You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Welcoming committee/Welcome templates#RfC on welcome template standardisation. Naypta ☺ | ✉ talk page | 08:03, 9 May 2020 (UTC) Naypta ☺ | ✉ talk page | 08:03, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

Edits on Drew Chicone AfD pageEdit

Hi, I am interested in learning about the proper formatting process for comments on the AfD page. I see you edited a number of mine to indent below other comments. Many of my comments were generally related to the discussion and not in response to others who posted their views. I may have done something wrong, so I would like to know how to properly comment from a general perspective in the future. Thank you! Mlepisto (talk) 23:14, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

The convention is an asterisk for each [[2]] (i.e., "Keep", "Delete"). For readability, comments are usually threaded underneath !votes, with each colon (:) creating an additional indentation. Ideally, an AfD discussion should just be !votes, with limited commented. (See discussions for May 5, as an example). OhNoitsJamie Talk 23:20, 11 May 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for the example. Would it be appropriate to go in and reorganize or edit/reduce/consolidate mine so it isn't such a mess? Mlepisto (talk) 10:52, 12 May 2020 (UTC)
I would not object to that, as long as you don't remove a comment of yours that someone responded directly too (or if you move it, move both comments). OhNoitsJamie Talk 13:34, 12 May 2020 (UTC)
Ok. I was thinking about removing some of the links that I now understand don't help as I have learned more about the criteria and since I am updating the article there really isn't need for the inexperienced deluge of sources on the AfD page, right? The threading of your replies to me for the second batch was more about the policy than the sources. If you're OK with me attempting that per the above I will give it a shot. Feel free to revert if I do something wrong. I am not trying to create more work for you, just trying to get rid of some of my comments and extra junk if it is preferable to not have them. Mlepisto (talk) 13:45, 12 May 2020 (UTC)
No problem, I don't mind reviewing your changes. It takes awhile to "learn the ropes," I've been doing this for a long time and I'm still learning new things about policies, guidelines, etc. There's a lot to digest, and things change over time as well. OhNoitsJamie Talk 13:51, 12 May 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. I think the biggest issue is that I am doing edits in small batches or I forget something and then add another minor edit and it probably makes it harder for others to follow if there's a bunch of them. Trying to get better at that... And the interface/markup is a bit difficult. If you have suggestions, I definitely would appreciate the feedback. Mlepisto (talk) 13:56, 12 May 2020 (UTC)


I think you meant to block Aanchalmahlotra, but that account does not currently appear to be blocked. Strangely, they are requesting an unblock so it's at least plausible my coffee hasn't kicked in yet and I'm missing something obvious. --Yamla (talk) 14:16, 12 May 2020 (UTC)

Yes, thanks for catching that. I'm still on my first cup. OhNoitsJamie Talk 14:29, 12 May 2020 (UTC)

Sock puppetEdit

Hi, I was mentioned on the sock puppet investigate, and I can prove that I am not a sock puppet of the Gun23man or whatever. What do you need? I can tell you. NamelessLameless (talk) 18:03, 14 May 2020 (UTC)

You are welcome to comment at the investigation. OhNoitsJamie Talk 18:14, 14 May 2020 (UTC)

LX page (really sorry!)Edit

Hello sir, my name is Sarah.

I have been one of the people making edits to the LX Xander Wikipedia page, which it seems you've been keeping an eye on. thank you for making sure th page is up to Wikipedia's standards

I am a fan of LX Xander, I've followed him for a couple of years on instagram. He is originally from my town in England but i think he lives in LA now. i had added one bit of information to his page before and I noticed that some people had started vandalizing the page over the past couple of months - If you look at some of the earlier edits made to the page you can see there is a lot of hateful vandalism. I actually saw someone on social media from my town, someone who didn't like him when he lived here, posting about some of the insulting edits they had made to the page and laughing about it. I got bullied a lot at school last year and it looked to me like they were trying to bully him, so I decided to to fix it myself, and i kept trying to revert the edits myself and also to keep removing anything that seemed old and irrelevant, as I know that some of the stuff was added as a malicious attempt to embarass him rather than because it's relevant information, like when they put his dad's name on there and stuff about his old music. but they kept making the edits so i kept trying to fix it

I am new to Wikipedia, I had never edited it before this, and I did not fully understand the rules. I even emailed a couple of the references that were added by the 'haters' pretending to be his manager and requested their removal, which was definitely a step too far. I'm just a fan, I'm actually only 15, i've not been at school since the quarantine started and i've had a lot of time on my hands

Anyway, it seems that between these 'haters' vandalizing the page and myself trying to fix the edits, I have actually caused more harm than good and now it seems you have added this flag to his page, saying that it looks like one of the contributors is close to him. Obviously now I feel terrible, because although I was trying to do something good, now it looks bad on him and his reputation, as if he or his manager is editing his Wikipedia page, when it was actually me lol. I don't even think that knows about the the situation

I'm writing to ask if you would please consider removing this flag, sir - it's my fault that it's up there, and the last thing i wanted was to ruin the page. I have always tried to make sure that all my edits were totally factual and not biased, and I have no intention of making any more edits to the page as I can see I am causing more harm than good. From now on I will not touch the page at all, you can even block me? it seems unfair that his reputation might be damaged because i didn't know what i was doing. If you could remove the flag, I wouldn't feel as bad about everything. i've never even met him, i just thought it was unfair that people were trying to vandalise his page. Thank you for your consideration sir (talk) 18:17, 14 May 2020 (UTC)


Hi, I observed that you always block users who don't have even an account. Please tell the reason Heyday to you (talk) 12:55, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

You're going to need to be a little more specific, I don't know what you referring to. OhNoitsJamie Talk 12:57, 15 May 2020 (UTC)
I think the dude is talking about IP users. NamelessLameless (talk) 05:06, 16 May 2020 (UTC)

Your block of User:2600:8807:C840:74:8002:3D7E:CF7A:931EEdit

I think the IP was just confused. I probably would have done the exact same things if I hadn’t known better... why didn’t you at least try and talk to them? Regards. 21:46, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

They had two warnings. Now they have plenty of time to read those warnings. OhNoitsJamie Talk 21:47, 15 May 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for clarifying:)Stay safe and well, --Total Eclipse 2017 (My profile | My contribs | speak to me) 21:49, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

IP talk page abuseEdit

Hello Ohnoitsjamie, hope you are well. Would it be possible to revoke talk page access for 2605:7c00:7:1::/64 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RBLs · block user · block log)? They were blocked as a webhost however it looks like they are vandalizing their talk page. Thank you! -- LuK3 (Talk) 15:19, 18 May 2020 (UTC)

 Done OhNoitsJamie Talk 15:21, 18 May 2020 (UTC)

Your UTRS AccountEdit

You have no wikis in which you meet the requirements for UTRS. Your account has been removed and you will be required to reregister once you meet the requirements. If you are blocked on any wiki that UTRS uses, please resolve that before registering agian also. -- DQB (owner / report) 19:40, 22 May 2020 (UTC)

Busiest AirportsEdit

Sir I am unable to close the columns in the Wikipedia page list of busiest airports in India It's happening only in this page please do anything Ktdk (talk) 08:58, 24 May 2020 (UTC)

Busiest AirportsEdit

If I remove passenger traffic for the year 2019-2020 then I am able to close Please check it Ktdk (talk) 09:19, 24 May 2020 (UTC)


Hello, I was wondering if you had any additional comment or objection to the unblock request of User:Rajan.hoxha. 331dot (talk) 10:28, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

@User:331dot I'm OK with giving them another chance. I recall that I was on the fence as to whether to block indef or for a fixed period at the time of the block. OhNoitsJamie Talk 13:34, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

Youth DefenceEdit

I expect I may not be going about this the best way but I have a concern that a possible follow up question (one that I thought about) might lead to an editor making an admission on line that might not be for the best. See [Youth Defence|Update] where mention is made of 'I worked as a doctor' Hence my bringing it to the attention of an admin. SovalValtos (talk) 22:25, 28 May 2020 (UTC)


Hi! At MKCheserek's Talk page you indicated a longer block would be in order if they were to continue adding unreliable sources. Today they did just that again (link), after I had informed them was low quality. (talk) 16:40, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up. Blocked for one week. OhNoitsJamie Talk 18:00, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. Happy editing, (talk) 18:02, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

List of busiest airports in IndiaEdit

Jamie sir could you please do anything to close the sections in List of busiest airports in India because of 2019-20 list the sections were not closing I'm not skilled in it Ktdk (talk) 03:02, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Mitosis ResearcherEdit

Mitosis Researcher (talk · contribs). Think that Mitosis Researcher is GTA5Player (talk · contribs)? Focused on the idea of boys being full grown at age 16, just like GTA5Player is focused on that. Flyer22 Frozen (talk) 19:09, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

Actually, looking at the GTA5Player account again, GTA5Player was focused on adding age 18. Mitosis Researcher reminds me more of some other sock; can't recall a master. Flyer22 Frozen (talk) 19:12, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

Will through the Adult article edit history. I see that you are still watching that and keeping the socking to a minimum there. Flyer22 Frozen (talk) 19:14, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

So briefly looking through the Adult edit history, there is stuff like this -- an edit you reverted that was focused on age 16. The account is marked as a GTA5Player sock. It seems that GTA5Player has also been focused on age 16 as well, and I wasn't misremembering. I'd need to look at his different sock accounts to get a better feel for him again. Flyer22 Frozen (talk) 19:21, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

Yep, same editor. Blocked. OhNoitsJamie Talk 22:57, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

Block evasionEdit

Susenaes is trying to get me to upload a likely-copyvio image at Commons (see c:User talk:AlanM1#Upload image) to apparently evade their block. —[AlanM1 (talk)]— 07:12, 7 June 2020 (UTC)

I'm not an admin on Commons, but I filed a report there. Thanks, OhNoitsJamie Talk 15:22, 7 June 2020 (UTC)
The end. :) OhNoitsJamie Talk 19:03, 9 June 2020 (UTC)
Might want to pull TPA for them as well. -- LuK3 (Talk) 19:10, 9 June 2020 (UTC)

Deleted talk pageEdit

Hi Jamie. I see this users talk page (content) was deleted and was wondering why as I had warned them in a personal plea about genre warring which I see they're continuing with. Can I repost the message I previously gave them? Robvanvee 11:44, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

Ah, sorry about that, I've restored it. That was deleted as part of a mass deletion of what I believed where talk page creations by a banned LTA. That one shouldn't have been in the batch. OhNoitsJamie Talk 13:12, 13 June 2020 (UTC)
Hey again Jamie. Sorry to be a pain but not seeing any of the restored content yet. Could you take a look please. I ask because I am unable to find the message I left them in my contributions list, possibly due to their talk page content being deleted. Robvanvee 18:35, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
Agh, I must've been looking at the preview and missed the "restore revisions" part. They should be restored now. Apologies for the inconvenience. OhNoitsJamie Talk 23:37, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
All sorted, thanks Jamie. Robvanvee 05:54, 15 June 2020 (UTC)


Saw you at Recently Active Admins. It is fairly well reported that the wife of a notorious person currently in the news has filed for divorce and changed her name, but what her new name is hard to find. We have an editor who has found a source reporting the name and insists on not only inserting the wife's prior name in articles, but creating redirects from her changed name. Not sure this qualifies for revdel but certainly the redirects should be deleted, though not sure under what criterion. See [3]. EEng 22:04, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

My gut is that at least the redirects to her former name should be deleted, but I don't know if that's technically speedyable; it would depend on the source. I'm going to take it to ANI. OhNoitsJamie Talk 22:18, 13 June 2020 (UTC)
OK, thanks. I'm blanking the redirects in the meantime. EEng 22:22, 13 June 2020 (UTC)
Maybe AN would be a little lower-profile than ANI? EEng 22:25, 13 June 2020 (UTC)
Hmmm, good point, but too late. I'd be OK with deleting it from there as well. OhNoitsJamie Talk 22:28, 13 June 2020 (UTC)
The redirects have been deleted as attack pages by David Eppstein, but it seems to me that 4 edits to the target article should be rev-deleted, starting at 21:28 with its edit summary. Yngvadottir (talk) 22:59, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

June 2020Edit

Sir the user name Carl Grass field is always reverting my edits see KLM fleet Air Canada and All Nippon Airways fleet page history other than him all are accepting my edits see these pages Ktdk (talk) 12:41, 14 June 2020 (UTC)

It looks like you're trying to spin off KLM Fleet into a separate article, and Carl Grass disagrees with that action, thus it's a WP:CONTENTDISPUTE. Is there any precedent for making separate fleet articles? You could also propose spinning off the article on Talk:KLM to try to reach a consensus. Also, check out Wikipedia:SUBARTICLE for our policy/guidelines on the matter. OhNoitsJamie Talk 14:09, 14 June 2020 (UTC)

Then what I should do to make KLM fleet Air Canada fleet and All Nippon Airways fleet asa separate article and all the other users are accepting my edits user Carl Grass field was not accepting I need your support Ktdk (talk) 14:28, 14 June 2020 (UTC)

I've already answered that question above. You don't get to unilaterally decide that fleet articles are appropriate spinoffs. You need a consensus or a strong policy-based reason. The current prose size of KLM size is about 60k, which is borderline for meriting a spinoff article. It would also depend on any established conventions or precedents for Airline related articles.OhNoitsJamie Talk 16:12, 14 June 2020 (UTC)

Lufthansa fleet and Emirates fleetEdit

I have removed unsourced statements ' Largest operator' in both the pages but a use is reverting it with various references I don't want an edit war Ktdk (talk) 12:37, 16 June 2020 (UTC)

A source was added for Lufthansa; I replaced a circular ref with a better one from Boeing, and informed Murtaza2000 of our policy regarding circular references. I appreciate you not wanting to edit war, but generally speaking you should try to resolve the issue via the WP:BRD cycle first. In this case, Murtaza2000 attempted to supply refs when you challenged them, so there wasn't any need to report them to me or anywhere else. If WP:BRD fails, the next appropriate venue is WP:ANEW. OhNoitsJamie Talk 13:54, 16 June 2020 (UTC)

Southwest Georgia Academy pageEdit

Hi there. Apologies - I am new to this and am not navigating very well through the "talk" process. I can totally take down the legal "threat" part but can't figure out how to do so, if someone would help out with that. I am just at a loss as to how someone can post such incorrect info on here about this school. My family founded it, I tend to know a little more about the history than this BillHPike person. If we are allowed to edit pages, why can't we edit with the correct info? I think that's a fair question. I mean no disrespect. Kelhaddock (talk) 17:59, 16 June 2020 (UTC)

Simply announcing your willingness to retract a threat (implied or otherwise), as you've done here, is sufficient. WP:Verfiability and reliable sources are two of our core policies. AJC easily meets our reliable sources criteria. If you wanted to add additional information (for instance, what the school is about today) you can do so if you can find a reliable source for current information. OhNoitsJamie Talk 18:58, 16 June 2020 (UTC)

Another Adventurous City sockEdit

See [4]. Sigh. Spicy (talk) 22:23, 18 June 2020 (UTC)

Thanks, nuked and salted all of them. OhNoitsJamie Talk 22:46, 18 June 2020 (UTC)
And another. Spicy (talk) 11:49, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
Another day, another sock. One wonders what the point is. Spicy (talk) 18:19, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
And another. Spicy (talk) 14:54, 17 July 2020 (UTC)
Agh, so much salt, I'm going to have to get my blood pressure treated! OhNoitsJamie Talk 15:18, 17 July 2020 (UTC)
Well, that didn't take long. Spicy (talk) 01:01, 21 July 2020 (UTC)
IP sock. Spicy (talk) 19:09, 27 July 2020 (UTC)


Greetings! Mind you if I want to explain how on earth did you revert my edit? The edit itself isn't vandalism, nor disruptive. And the reason why I did was because I wanted to move the player to a safe spot where it can't cover the letters. Much appreciated if you respond me! –DoanVN (talk) 04:36, 22 June 2020 (UTC)

Apologies, a mistake on my part, I see that you were fixing a text visibility issue. I do wonder if there isn't a better way to accomplish that, like using a different template to display the ogg that alreadly handles that or has a parameter. In any case, the markup works. OhNoitsJamie Talk 12:53, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
It's all right. Try not to be lazy next time, and observe carefully before choosing to edit any page. Also, I would say there's no tool or something to fix the media player's position. If you are interested in finding more about this, check out the teahouse. Thanks for your time! –DoanVN (talk) 13:28, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
Yes, the teahouse sounds like a great resource for me to learn more about Wikipedia. OhNoitsJamie Talk 13:39, 22 June 2020 (UTC)

1C CompanyEdit

Ohnoitsjamie Would you mind taking a look at 1C_Company - it seems very suspect from an editing perspective. There are a number of editors who appear to be single-purpose that are editing it or related content. The most recent is Special:Contributions/Smileirk. I brought this up in Teahouse to learn more about how to handle it. That archived discussion is here listing a number of editors including the most recent one.1C_(disambiguation) is repeatedly being redirected to this article as well. Thank you. Mlepisto (talk) 21:58, 22 June 2020 (UTC)

Well, the cleanup tags are all appropriate; it looks like a mess of a COI/promotional article, not to mention poor writing. I'd recommend filing a WP:COIN report, listing all of the single purpose accounts (I see several at a glance). OhNoitsJamie Talk 22:02, 22 June 2020 (UTC)

Covid 19 related evacuations in IndiaEdit

Sir I have request to delete an image in above mentioned page International section phase 2 image I've replaced with correct schedule in the form of reference Ktdk (talk) 04:22, 23 June 2020 (UTC)

Assuming you're talking about Evacuations by India related to the COVID-19 pandemic, do you mean remove the image from that article or delete it from Wikipedia? If it's the former, why can't you do that? If it's the latter, we don't delete images unless they meet some deletion criteria. More importantly, why are you asking me to do this? I'm not very familiar with the topic of that page. OhNoitsJamie Talk 12:41, 23 June 2020 (UTC)


Any objection to upping the block on MayorOfRiverdale to an indef as a UPOL violation? Role account and all that. GeneralNotability (talk) 22:02, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

Hmm, good point. No objections here. OhNoitsJamie Talk 22:08, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

Baseball metaphors for sexEdit

Please don't continue the edit war. --evrik (talk) 23:50, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

I'd say it is you who are edit warring against multiple other editors. OhNoitsJamie Talk 23:51, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

A heads-upEdit

I initiated a discussion at WPANI about revdels of edits related to the killing of George Floyd. I think you are one of the administrators who made revdels based on BLP, connected to that set of topics.

Were some of those revdels to protect the privacy of what I referred to as the NEW NAME in the WPANI discussion? If there were other revdels to protect the privacy of what I referred to as the OLD NAME, were you aware the individual in question was not a BLP1E, and a web search for their name triggered hundreds of thousands of web hits?

Anyhow, even though I didn't explicitly mention you, at WPANI, I am giving you a headsup of that discussion. Geo Swan (talk) 23:01, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for the notification; I'll weigh in if necessary. To answer your questions, my recollection is that an individual was trying to seed Wikipedia with numerous permutations of the name of an individual who probably didn't need to be dragged into a Wikipedia article, and I was erring on the side of caution. I didn't spend any time searching the web for that person, because they were not the main the topic of the article. My concerns were about the new name, not the old name.OhNoitsJamie Talk 23:05, 29 June 2020 (UTC)


In regards to recent edits on Corbin Bleu - please see Wikipedia:Long-term abuse/Projects. Hope this clears any confusion! Naleksuh (talk) 22:12, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up, wasn't aware of that LTA. Cheers, OhNoitsJamie Talk 22:19, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

Chole Jay Basonter DinEdit

Chole Jay Basonter Din Please do not delete this article This is a novel written by Humayun Ahmed Please tell me where the problem is I will solve it again,Thank you.HSaurab (talkwork) 18:28, 5 July 2020 (UTC)

There were several problems with the article, namely (1) the name is a mispelling of the novel's name (it's spelled "Chole Jay Bosonter Din") and (2) the opening paragraph made no sense; it wasn't clear if you were talking about a book, or a novel. Please don't create articles until you have a better idea of how Wikipedia works. I suggest using WP:AFC until you get the hang of it. OhNoitsJamie Talk 21:53, 5 July 2020 (UTC)

Blocked for "vandalism"Edit

I returned this morning to the page on List of Biochemists since 11th June, when I was surprised to see that I had been blocked, for the following reason: "You have been blocked from editing for a period of 1 week for abuse of editing privileges. Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make useful contributions." It took a while to understand what my crime was, but it appears to have been that I used hyphens (1883-1970) rather than en dashes (1883–1970) in new entries or entries that previously contained birth years but not death years. I should have realized that en dashes were used (as they always are in other stuff I write, for example, for journals and books), but I thought people were using hyphens and tried to follow them. It was certainly worthwhile to point out to me that I should use en dashes, as I shall do in the future (if there is a future), but to call it vandalism is surely extreme. If you really think that the edits I have made since 11th June are not "useful contributions" then you are welcome to restore the page to the state it was in before then and I shall go away. That way you'll get rid of at least 90 giants who created the subject in the 20th century, and restore around 40 people who contributed nothing significant — fathers of actresses, purveyors of quack remedies, etc.Athel cb (talk) 07:52, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

I don't see anything in the block log for your account (Athel db); if you're talking about [5], yes it is quite disruptive to convert en masse hundreds of date ranges to use the wrong dash. The reason for the block was pretty clearly explained on that IP page. If one is making large scale changes like that, it's probably a good idea to check something like WP:MOS (specifically, Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style#Dashes) to make sure there isn't a good reason they were already using an en dash. OhNoitsJamie Talk 14:35, 6 July 2020 (UTC)
"it is quite disruptive to convert en masse hundreds of date ranges to use the wrong dash." Yes, but I didn't do that. I didn't "convert" any dashes. I added dashes where there were none before, for example, changing (b. 1899) to (1899-1965) (invented example), or including date ranges in new entries. To call this "convert en masse hundreds of date ranges" is a distortion of language and an inaccurate description of what I did. Can you point to a single example where I changed – to - ? Just one, let alone "en masse"? Athel cb (talk) 06:28, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
That block was likely in response to an WP:AIV report six months ago. I'm not wasting my time discussing it further. OhNoitsJamie Talk 14:12, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

July 2020Edit

File:British Airways Boeing 777 at Amritsar Airport.jpg
British Airways Boeing 777 at Amritsar Airport
Is this photo a copyright violation or not there is no evidence that the airport was Amritsar if am not wrong the user who uploaded the image have taken. Photo from this site

Ktdk (talk) 11:31, 8 July 2020 (UTC)

Looking closely at the resolutions, I'd say it was likely taken from this page (exact same resolution), which credits it to BA. Looks like the origin is here. OhNoitsJamie Talk 14:00, 8 July 2020 (UTC)

July 2020Edit

That file should be deleted from Wikipedia commons and there is no evidence that the airport shown in the picture was Amritsar Airport Ktdk (talk) 14:46, 8 July 2020 (UTC)

I've already nominated it for deletion on Commons as a copyright violation. I don't doubt that it's at Amritsar; that's how British Airways describes it in the source. OhNoitsJamie Talk 14:48, 8 July 2020 (UTC)

User:Nadeem Islam sockpuppetEdit

Editor is now operating at User:Nadeemul Islam. Best, GPL93 (talk) 00:05, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

I don't see a user with that name. Can you link to it? OhNoitsJamie Talk 14:10, 9 July 2020 (UTC)
Of course. It's User:Nadeemul Islam ([ contribs). Best, GPL93 (talk) 15:12, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

Archbishop of CanterburyEdit

Hi, I am the Archbishop of Canterbury, and they are vandalising my article Archbishop of Canterbury. The King might have complained to you. Kindly help. Did you realise that I was hovering over you yesterday? See you in 2022. Bye! - (talk) 12:15, 11 July 2020 (UTC)

Your IP range can hover in a block for a spell. Harass me again and the next block will be longer. OhNoitsJamie Talk 15:02, 11 July 2020 (UTC)

Page DeletionEdit

Hello, I have noticed that the article for Robert L. Birmingham Robert L. Birmingham is being nominated for deletion. I hope that this reaches you since I am still figuring out the ropes of Wikipedia! I would like to nominate that this page not be deleted. Professor Birmingham is a notable member of the UConn Law faculty and has been teaching for over 40 years. He has written many book and and law review articles and his publications are often cited in the field of law. I sincerely apologize for previously removing the deletion notice from this article (as previously mentioned, still learning!). I hope to hear from you soon. Busybee1000 (talk) 00:28, 13 July 2020 (UTC)Busybee1000

Removing the "prod" tag is perfectly acceptable; that's basically a "soft recommend for deletion." Anyone can dispute it. You are also encouraged to participate in the AfD discussion for Birmingham; see this guide for information regarding you can best contribute. You'll also want to review our WP:PROF notability guideline, as that would be the most relevant specific guideline to the notability of academics. Cheers, OhNoitsJamie Talk 02:13, 13 July 2020 (UTC)

Page protectionEdit

I believe that protecting this page won't do any good as the LTA will just hop to another page to vandalise. --Minorax (talk) 15:45, 14 July 2020 (UTC)

That occurred to me, but given how much that page had been hit I thought I'd give it a rest. Is there an LTA page for this one? OhNoitsJamie Talk 15:50, 14 July 2020 (UTC)
No, there isn't. It's related to the string of accounts attached to The Suix, see this edit. --Minorax (talk) 16:02, 14 July 2020 (UTC)
Specifically, the edits/summary contains "You dead rats!" --Minorax (talk) 16:03, 14 July 2020 (UTC)

Edit conflict on the Galaxy S10's sensorsEdit

Hi Ohnoitsjamie, Recently you have reverted my edit on the Galaxy S10. The sources of the article you have mentioned on the summary states that it's the fingerprint scanner and not the proximity sensor. I contacted the writer of the article and he said that he would update the article whenever possible. One of my friends own an original Samsung Galaxy S10+ and its build menu shows a virtual proximity sensor (covering the top part of the display while touching it) but not a proximity sensor because the display does not give any space to its placement. This is one source — Preceding unsigned comment added by MinukaDil (talkcontribs) 11:01, 19 July 2020 (UTC)

A Reddit thread does not meet WP:RS guidelines, and can't be used as a reference in that case. OhNoitsJamie Talk 16:17, 19 July 2020 (UTC)
I know reddit isn't a credible source. But the writer has made a mistake and informed he will correct when possible.MinukaDil (talk) 14:13, 20 July 2020 (UTC)
You'll need to provide a source that explicitly states that the S10 doesn't have a proximity sensor. Here's another, along with one from Verizon that says it does. OhNoitsJamie Talk 14:20, 20 July 2020 (UTC) [6]. OhNoitsJamie Talk 14:20, 20 July 2020 (UTC)

Hello. You recently deleted an image from the article for "Ghost Call" and stated that it "doesn't add anything." Why do you say that? Many people learn and remember information better if it can be associated with an image. These people are visual learners. I created and uploaded this image for this page because it was a page without an image. By eliminating the image, you have diminished the richness of the article and are using your personal opinion on what is a valid image. Many historical articles use artwork for an image. It is not against Wikipedia policy. Had I taken a photograph of a phone and used that image, would you think differently? I would be happy to dive in to a discussion about the positive and negative attributes of painting and photography as a source of information, but that is not what this is about. I added content to expand the page that did not contain it. Why should it be deleted?

--Benjamincookart (talk) 21:33, 23 July 2020 (UTC)

I already explained the reasoning. Photos are preferred, and only in rare cases would user-generated art be appropriate. OhNoitsJamie Talk 21:42, 23 July 2020 (UTC)

Preferred by whom? Is there a rule or is this your opinion on the hierarchy of value when it comes to images. Also, I would like to point out that the file I used is a photograph. --Benjamincookart (talk) 00:23, 24 July 2020 (UTC)

July 23 2020Edit

Hello there. I am trying to reach a resolution regarding my reporting of user Dilbaggg for their incorrect editing of "The Reality Era" in both "History of WWE" page as well as the actual article itself concerning The Reality Era. Details can be found on the page you flagged as "content dispute". I am still figuring out how this part of Wikpedia works and would appreciate very much if you could explain. Are you the moderator to these previously mentioned pages? Have I gone the right route with regards to this issue thus far? Thank you. (talk) 22:42, 23 July 2020 (UTC)

Well, you're discussing the issue on the talk page, which is a good start per WP:BRD. I don't know enough about wrestling to evaluated sources for that topic. If you reach an impasse there (i.e., no clear consensus, disagreement between two editors) you could solicit a third opinion Wikipedia:Third_opinion#How_to_list_a_dispute here, or post the question at the WWE project page here. OhNoitsJamie Talk 22:57, 23 July 2020 (UTC)

Thank you very much! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:02, 23 July 2020 (UTC)

Could you provide more info pleaseEdit

Could you point me to the page where it states that photographs are preferred over other forms of imagery? --Benjamincookart (talk) 00:30, 24 July 2020 (UTC)

[7] It is an effort to acquire original portrait images for articles where no photograph is currently available. Also here; note that for the two examples given, both have been superceded by photographs. If you can make a high quality portrait of a biographical subject that is missing a photo, you can propose it at the talk page. OhNoitsJamie Talk 00:34, 24 July 2020 (UTC)

Was there a photograph that was already available? MLB hold their copyright very tightly. My image is a created baseball card featuring a 1987 Boston Red Sox player. This is not an article for Rodger Clemens. Even if this had been an article about a single person, the link you provided proves that the posting of this image is welcome:

“ Image requirements[edit] Portraits are preferred using any medium or technique. Even a simple pencil sketch is acceptable provided that it is a good likeness of the subject.”

If however, your criticism is in the realism, a “simple sketch” is apropos in this case as the likeness is obvious to those familiar with the person in question.

--Benjamincookart (talk) 02:12, 24 July 2020 (UTC)

Additionally, I would again point out that there was no picture to start. If you are on a personal crusade against me because I am working within the rules but in a way that differs from your own thought process, I would ask you to reconsider the greater good and focus on the stated rules. --Benjamincookart (talk) 02:15, 24 July 2020 (UTC)

At this point, I think you need to read WP:IDIDNTHEARTHAT. You will be blocked if you resuming adding the images. OhNoitsJamie Talk 02:25, 24 July 2020 (UTC)
I've opened discussion at ANI [8]. (talk) 02:32, 24 July 2020 (UTC)

Stan VanderWerf - Wikipedia PageEdit

Hi Ohnoitsjamie my original intent for creating the page was to highlight a Combat Veteran who received Medals of Honor during Active Duty and then went on to contribute in to society in a major way. It looks like another wiki contributor has placed an FOI request to cite the Military accomplishments. Mr. VanderWerf's Military accomplishments and his contributions to society seemed notable and hearing about his story inspired me to begin creating pages to recognize Veterans. Thank you, for your insight on what helps to make a page notable. It helps quite a bit. PeytonRose (talk) 17:42, 24 July 2020 (UTC)

WP:BIO explains it pretty well. The individual will have to have received significant coverage in reliable sources. OhNoitsJamie Talk 18:29, 24 July 2020 (UTC)


Hi Ohnoitsjamie. I am contacting you because you previously warned and blocked Light2021 for disruptive editing. Kudpung warned the user for canvassing in January 2017 and other editors warned the user for canvassing in July 2017.

At Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/IncidentArchive938#Proposed deletion-related topic ban for User:Light2021 (November 2016), the user was blocked for one month.

Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/IncidentArchive961#Please review Light2021's behaviour at AfD was closed in August 2017 as:

But I do believe there is broad support for: a. User:Light2021 is to refrain from canvassing, with every single instance being a blockable offense; b. they are on notice for their AfD participation, which is frequently deemed incompetent or otherwise disruptive, and may be blocked for that by any uninvolved administrator; c. they are placed on a one-way interaction in relation to User:Cunard--simply put, they can't go where Cunard goes (and Cunard will, of course, not be baiting Light2021). All these to be indefinite, with possibility for appeal via WP:AN after six months.

The user was indefinitely blocked in August 2017 and was unblocked after writing in the unblock request, "I will not participate on AfD or CSD directly/indirectly or will not be nominating any articles by myself. As it was major concern on how I did it. I have learnt it what wrong I was doing, and I do not want to continue that." After the user was unblocked in April 2018 by Deepfriedokra (talk · contribs), they were inactive until June 2020 when they began nominating articles for deletion again.

In June 2020, CNMall41 raised concerns about the user's competence. Today, the user canvassed to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Pramati Technologies (2nd nomination) two people who had participated in an unrelated AfD at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Power Ledger (2nd nomination). (I had participated in an AfD on Pramati Technologies that had been closed two weeks ago.)

Would you review this situation? Also pinging unblocking admin Deepfriedokra (talk · contribs). Thank you, Cunard (talk) 08:22, 29 July 2020 (UTC)

@Cunard: I almost remember this. Sounds like they violated their unblock conditions. One cannot simply not edit for a while and then pretend the unblock conditions do not exist. If this is so and unless there is an objection, I'll reblock. Thanks for the precis. --Deepfriedokra (talk) 12:16, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
@Cunard: Looks like you have some AfD problems as well, as I see at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Pramati Technologies (2nd nomination) --Deepfriedokra (talk) 12:35, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
@David Gerard:, could you help me see this more clearly. (Sorry, Jamie, for hijacking your talk page) --Deepfriedokra (talk) 12:38, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
I indef'd User:Light2021 for violating the conditions. The competency issues are still quite evident. OhNoitsJamie Talk 13:28, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
Ohnoitsjamie and Deepfriedokra, thank you for reviewing this. Cunard (talk) 09:39, 30 July 2020 (UTC)

Imposition by autobiographerEdit

Added notable person with over 500,000 followers to a wiki page, and you deleted. This person is very influential and should be kept on this page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kosirreal (talkcontribs)

Add yourself again and you will be blocked indefinitely. OhNoitsJamie Talk 17:58, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
I see no point in waiting. His edits suggest here only for self promotion. --Deepfriedokra (talk) 18:28, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Perhaps, but sometimes editors get the message and become productive. Just recently I've had this happen with someone who was trying to promote their company. They're now actively working on things not related to their company, and are coming along nicely. It can happen. --Hammersoft (talk) 22:57, 29 July 2020 (UTC)

Rajiv Gandhi International AirportEdit

Needed protection to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport atleast for a period of 6 months Ktdk (talk) 12:04, 31 July 2020 (UTC)

American frontierEdit

Is this acceptable?: In his view of the frontier, Richard W. Slatta wrote that historians, at times, "define the American West as the land west of the 98th meridian or 98° west longitude". The longitude crosses central Texas and Kansas and reaches the third east of Nebraska and the Dakotas. "Some definitions" of the territory "include all land west of the Mississippi or Missouri rivers". Emotioness Expression (talk) 17:33, 1 August 2020 (UTC)

You're asking if that is sufficiently paraphrased from the original? Probably, though I'm not going to claim to be an authority on acceptable paraphrasing. I will note that "historians, at times," seems unnecessarily awkward. "Some historians" conveys the same meaning and flows better; you could also change the subject from "historian" to "definitions"; e.g. "At times, some definitions of the American West have used the 98th merdian..." blah blah. OhNoitsJamie Talk 18:53, 1 August 2020 (UTC)

Thanks. I'll do it. Emotioness Expression (talk) 03:39, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

BOPM Consensus ?Edit

There's sufficient logic to include the reference as I proposed, or as it originally was there. Danielkda (talk) 11:36, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

Wikipedia operates on consensus, not on "sufficient logic." I'd suggest opening an WP:RFC at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Finance_&_Investment to get some subject matter experts to weigh in. OhNoitsJamie Talk 13:50, 3 August 2020 (UTC)


why are you giving false information about bihu origin Krishna231 (talk) 18:07, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

What makes you think you can unilaterally declare something to be "false" without explanation? OhNoitsJamie Talk 18:09, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

Partial-blocked user may need a sitewide blockEdit

Please see contributions from this /32. It appears you did a six-month partial block from certain named articles, on grounds of "Long-term abuse: LTA: contact #, reservation # scam". This same IP was just reported again at WP:AIV. I have mw:ORES turned on so I see more than 10% of all their contribs being highlighted in yellow as bad edits. I'd like to do a sitewide block, but it seems that would undo your partial block. What would you think of a three-month or six-month sitewide block? Thanks, EdJohnston (talk) 00:33, 4 August 2020 (UTC)

On one hand, that's a big range, but on the other hand, I'd agree that the majority of the edits from that range are at best useless. I'm fine with a 3-6 month full block. OhNoitsJamie Talk 00:51, 4 August 2020 (UTC)
OK, now blocked sitewide for three months. Thanks for your response, EdJohnston (talk) 15:51, 4 August 2020 (UTC)

Uncivil IPEdit

Hi, you might to look at this and revoke their talk page access. Maybe extending the duration of the block wouldn't hurt as this guy clearly has no good intentions on this project. Best, ɴᴋᴏɴ21 ❯❯❯ talk 02:22, 5 August 2020 (UTC)


Did you ban the user Adûnâi for the userbox he put on his page or the edit summary? -TrynaMakeADollar (talk) 03:29, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

I did not "ban" that user, I simply revoked their talk page access after I got tired of the racist trolling/baiting during their unblock discussion, though I certainly support the indef block, especially in light of these subsequent vile attacks made by a obvious socks of Adûnâi. OhNoitsJamie Talk 04:00, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

Why you deleted my edit on Me at the zoo ('t_the_first_youtube_video_(again)

  • Content:

I saw that com-test is the first video on YouTube (but now deleted), not me at the zoo. My last edit was failed. Why? Chuanchauau (talk) 00:15, 7 August 2020 (UTC)

It probably had something to do with the message about not providing a reliable source I left on your talk page (the second such message you've received). Please take the time to read the warning messages you receive from other users. If you continue to ignore those warnings, you'll lose your ability to edit. OhNoitsJamie Talk 00:21, 7 August 2020 (UTC)