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If you feel that I have reverted an edit or issued a warning in error, please let me know. I am human, and I do make mistakes. Please don't interpret an error on my part as a personal attack on you. It's not, I promise. I ask you to simply bring it to my attention; I am always open to civil discussion. Thank you. TheSandDoctor (talk) 04:52, 30 March 2017 (UTC)]]
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Was a mistake, now corrected. At first - and a quick glance - it seemed to be disparaging someone. Cheers. -- Alexf(talk) 00:47, 7 November 2019 (UTC)

@Alexf: Thanks and no problem. Without the context and at a quick glance I can easily see why you made that call. Thanks for fixing it.   --TheSandDoctor Talk 00:50, 1 December 2019 (UTC)

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SPI soft redirectsEdit

Hey TheSandDoctor, thanks for merging the SPI case Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Ranjan Mistry. In the future, I would leave {{SPIarchive notice|newcasename}} in place at the source page—in this case Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/ManishSharma14—because it generates a soft redirect to the new SPI page: you can see it now says, Please note that a case was originally opened under ManishSharma14 (talk · contribs) but has been moved to Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Ranjan Mistry. This is especially useful in order to keep it a blue link when there are inbound links to the old SPI case page on Wikipedia; in this case, I had linked to the old title in the reason field when blocking the socks involved. Thanks, Mz7 (talk) 22:44, 28 November 2019 (UTC)

Will do, Mz7! Thanks for reaching out. --TheSandDoctor Talk 16:09, 29 November 2019 (UTC)


As part of the wrap-up of Ramskq's SPI I had Draft:Volker Schöffl G5d. It's been recreated by an IP. Could you compare it to the deleted version please? If it's a match, and deserves another G5, then the IP's other creation Nabil F. Saba should probably be considered too. Thanks, Cabayi (talk) 08:59, 30 November 2019 (UTC)

Hi Cabayi! The latest creation of Draft:Volker Schöffl is not an exact match but does have the interesting similarity of the first reference (for Awards in infobox) being the same. The awards section is reworded but uses the same plainlist format for a singular entry. That is a strange overlap, but otherwise they appear to be different. I am not sure if G5 is the right choice here (on the fence and tempted both ways), but I can definitely G7 it given that the IP address blanked it after creation. Either way, I do not see a block as being worthwhile due to the dynamic nature of (most) IPs. --TheSandDoctor Talk 23:53, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
@Cabayi: I G7'd the draft. I have no comment on Nabil F. Saba at the moment though. --TheSandDoctor Talk 23:55, 30 November 2019 (UTC)

Talk page accessEdit

You might want to consider revoking talk page access: Special:Diff/928581096 --Drm310 🍁 (talk) 16:07, 30 November 2019 (UTC)

Hi Drm310, thanks for reaching out. I have gone ahead and (1): converted to a hard block and (2): disabled talk page access per the conduct of the user on their talk page. --TheSandDoctor Talk 23:44, 30 November 2019 (UTC)

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