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"Waste of time"Edit

Could you please not call my RFC a "waste of time" and instead wait for the result? ~ ToBeFree (talk) 02:41, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

ToBeFree, I'm sorry to be blunt, but there is no other description for it. You should withdraw the RfC. TonyBallioni (talk) 02:47, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
Maybe the surprising bluntness especially from a user I value a lot was necessary. Thanks. Taking a sleep. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 03:11, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
ToBeFree, sorry if it hurt you. That was not the intent. I try to come in early on RfCs like that to avoid having too much community time spent on something relatively minor things. My general views on it are in the topic above: namely it's been this way for a decade and the people who care already know what it is. Again, sorry if it was overly blunt. You're a great user and it isn't reflective of my overall views on you :) TonyBallioni (talk) 03:20, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
No worries. Thank you very much for the kind words.   ~ ToBeFree (talk) 15:08, 13 May 2019 (UTC)


Hello Tony, how you doing? Thank you for your past support Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Veuveclicquot1/Archive, the silverlock etc. Is that sockpuppet investigations archive page for Administrator input only? I'm not sure whether to file a query here or there. It would name users around your ongoing case, but it's just to confer with you first rather than a formal filing. -- Roberthall7 (talk) 00:33, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

Hi Tony, just to let you know I didn't want to bug you (saw you were on mini-break) so I went ahead with a filing. It's a first one so I hope it's okay: [1] All best, -- Roberthall7 (talk) 20:14, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
Roberthall7, sorry for not responding earlier. Your request wasn’t clear to me so I was waiting until I was a bit less busy tonight to respond. If you’re asking if anyone can file an SPI, yes, anyone can. We protect them on occasion but it’s somewhat rare. TonyBallioni (talk) 22:18, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
Roberthall7: fix ping. TonyBallioni (talk) 22:19, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

CU queryEdit

Hello young Tony. Are YugoslavianIdiot and YugoslavIdiot the same, please? Bishonen | talk 08:46, 14 May 2019 (UTC).

Yes, they're the same, but Tony can take another look if he pleases. —DoRD (talk)​ 10:33, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
Thank you very much, DoRD. I softblocked them earlier today, but since they're acting like that, I think I'll just go to hard blocks. Do you agree? Bishonen | talk 11:59, 14 May 2019 (UTC).
I do. I looked at the first account because of the behavior, thinking that there must be a connection to an older account. Unfortunately, I only found YugoslavianIdiot and a possibly unrelated account. I still suspect that there is more to this than CU turned up, but at any rate, these two are NOTHERE at best. —DoRD (talk)​ 12:05, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
Right, and a timewaster. Hardblocked. Bishonen | talk 12:09, 14 May 2019 (UTC).

Response to questionEdit

You asked me about a relationship with someone jake or so, i dont know anyone by that and my name is Ariola, i signed up this wikipedia change because i was interested in creating an article about "Fisayor Montana" a young nature PhotoGrapher, when i signed up my account i thought i would have to use the name i signed up to create the article i wanted to create that was why i used the fisayormontana on my profile and unfortunately after setting up my profile and created the first article on the name it was deleted and i got message speaking about autograph which is not, the person you're asking about could be just another person who has the same goes i had and when i figured out the article i wanted to create is being created i clicked on it and added more content which is why you're asking about the relationship between me and the guy, Thats the pure truth. i hope i didn't violate wikipedia rules ??? and better still if you could send me a link to change the name on my profile to my own name I'd be very Grateful — Preceding unsigned comment added by FisayorMontana (talkcontribs) 03:36, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

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Thakor Sumant Sinhji JhalaEdit

Hi, thanks for the recent CU atWikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Thakor Sumant Sinhji Jhala. When you did that, did you take a look at the numerous new accounts that made just one or two edits to Mukne Dynasty? Based on the sourcing and the creator, the thing should be CSD'd as a creation by a banned or blocked user but the complication is the number of subsequent edits by accounts that were not named in the CU sweep. If you didn't check them then no worries and I'll formalise things by opening another SPI report there. - Sitush (talk) 20:53, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Sitush, I blocked all the ones that showed up on the ranges MulberryMukne used. I just ran a check on two of the more suspicious accounts on Mukne Dynasty and they're on the wrong continent. Don't think searching any more there would be useful, but if they start peddling more caste nonsense on other articles, I can look again. Maybe just use a PROD instead of G5? TonyBallioni (talk) 21:08, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
That's fine, thanks. They're probably meats via some caste forum. I'll just gut it of the rubbish. - Sitush (talk) 21:16, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

MileyCy 1FanEdit

Hi Tony. I found out Daddy Lesons (talk · contribs) is a sockpuppet of MileyCy 1Fan. Same pattern and mainly focus on Miley Cyrus articles. 2402:1980:8257:772D:2EFD:2E5F:33CC:CCCD (talk) 16:57, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

I'm not familiar with that case and the data appears stale. Filing an SPI would probably be best. TonyBallioni (talk) 17:08, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.18Edit

Hello TonyBallioni,

WMF at work on NPP Improvements

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  • Allow filtering by no citations in page curation
  • Not having CSD and PRODs automatically marked as reviewed, reflecting current consensus among reviewers and current Twinkle functionality.
Reliable Sources for NPP

Rosguill has been compiling a list of reliable sources across countries and industries that can be used by new page patrollers to help judge whether an article topic is notable or not. At this point further discussion is needed about if and how this list should be used. Please consider joining the discussion about how this potentially valuable resource should be developed and used.

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--SamHolt6 (talk) 18:17, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

This WMC userpage [2] and the contributions of User:Kwaolezzes may be insightful, as well.--SamHolt6 (talk) 20:05, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
Flixtey would you be able to help out here. @MER-C and SamHolt6: have both raised some very valid concerns that I was not aware of when we last discussed this. It very much looks like Tyt0791 is in fact a banned user evading his block and ban. I'd like to hear you out on this, because I unblocked based on your vouching for him in this case, but this looks really bad on Tyt079's part. See also Wikipedia:PAIDLIST#Fast_Fingers_Hype_Team_(FFHypeTEAM)TonyBallioni (talk) 20:53, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
Hello TonyBallioni, sorry for the delayed response and the courtesy of contacting me on this issue. From what I know about the user in question he only started editing this March after my event in Kumasi. I am unaware about the possibility of being a previous user who was blocked in the past, however I will probe wisely and revert with my findings. Thanks --Flixtey (talk) 23:25, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
Flixtey as he's self-revealed to be the same person that is the subject of their creations and is highly likely to be involved with the socking (see Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Daniel Kobe Ricks Jr/Archive and ctrl+f "Tyt") I can't really not block him. I can also find at least two other accounts where the self-disclosure appears to be the same person, and I can email you to show it. I'm sorry, but I don't think I can do anything but block here.
@SamHolt6 and MER-C: sorry for the confusion. Sam, if you can get all of the G5 eligible articles on a subpage, I can d-batch them (or MER-C can delete them again without me considering it wheel warring). TonyBallioni (talk) 23:51, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
@TonyBallioni: roger.--SamHolt6 (talk) 00:11, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
@TonyBallioni:@MER-C: the articles I have deemed likely candidates for G5 speedy deletion at User:SamHolt6/Tyt079 G5 Canidates. Thankfully, it seems most of Tyt079's UDP/COI editing was done in regards to existing articles, while most of the articles they actually created were not effected. Much of the editor's work concerned towns, schools, and legitimately notable individuals, and it would be harmful to the project to delete these articles without reason. This is my personal view, of course. Best. SamHolt6 (talk) 01:07, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
  Done TonyBallioni (talk) 01:22, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

SPI queryEdit

Hi Tony,

Hope you're well.

I have an SPI query if you don't mind. I dealt with the unblock request of User:YoshiFan160 under ticket 25255 on UTRS. When I was looking into it, I couldn't help but notice that the block log said that this was an LTA case and referred to JarlaxleArtemis being the sock. The sockpuppet investigation for that user being here. However, on the userpage it says that it is a sock of User:Sonic the Hedgehog Boy. The SPI for that user can be found here. Is it just the block notice that's wrong or is there an SPI needing merged?-- 5 albert square (talk) 21:32, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

zzuuzz left a note on the talk page saying that the block log was wrong. He's probably the best person to ask if you have any questions about it. TonyBallioni (talk) 23:14, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
Ah thanks, they left that after I reviewed it so I didn't see it. I just refused the block anyway based on behavioural evidence. Thanks anyway :)-- 5 albert square (talk) 01:06, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

About a blocked account…Edit


As a global renamer, I came across a request by "Alfwin cross Fernando" (I do not want to put a direct link to prevent any notification to occur), who wanted to be renamed "Alfwin fernando". The account was created on May 3rd. However, I noticed that you had blocked "Alfwin Fernando" on May 1st… And looking at the contributions of this new account, I think I can find a kind of pattern   (I'm not familiar enough with the procedures on enwiki to correctly ask for a RfCU…) Litlok (talk) 10:39, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Litlok and will you look at that, they're   Confirmed to one another. No sleepers, though. Thanks for reporting. TonyBallioni (talk) 13:51, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Request to unprotect User:Cassianto's userpage and talkpage.Edit

Withdrawn, per User:Cassianto's wishes. I'm now dropping the matter. I apologise to User:Cassianto, as I never realised the situation. I also apologise if I have wasted anyone's time. This was not my intention. Thank you. The Duke 17:57, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Hello there Tony. I'm writing to you to request that User:Cassianto's userpage and talkpage be unprotected. This is due to as he's now back. So unprotection would be good so that IPs and new users can interact with him. We can protect again if vandalism starts back up again. Thank you. The Duke 15:31, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Can I ask what my talk page has to do with you? Why don't you mind you own sodding business. CassiantoTalk 16:57, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Tony knows only too well how many times my talk page has been vandalised, including filthy comments about my wife. There's no reason to unprotected it, unless of course The Duke of Nonsense wishes to create a sock to carry out such bile, undetected. CassiantoTalk 17:02, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

@Cassianto: I would never do something like that Cassianto. Please don't make accusations against me. I'm trying to be helpful. Please be civil. And please assume good faith too. It's doesn't hurt to treat people kindly. Thank you. The Duke 17:03, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
Today's suggested reading: WP:DLTAGF :) ——SerialNumber54129 17:17, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
I don't need your help. Why would you want protection removed from a talk page that is not yours? You're user confirmed and can post with the protection in fact you did, here. The only thing you'll achieve is to allow the trolls to infest my talk page. Why would you want to do that? CassiantoTalk 17:09, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
@Cassianto: I just thought so that IPs can talk to you if needbe. I'm not trying to allow trolls to infest it. I'm only trying to help. And why did you delete my edit on your talk page? I went to you because you have written countless WP:FA's on the subject that I am currently planning to write my first WP:GA and WP:FL, so I knew you would be helpful with getting good, cheap sources. I'm not trying to interfere, I'm just trying to help. Thank you. The Duke 17:16, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
Nope, I'm not interested. I've been abused one too many times by sick people pretending to be the late Kevin Gorman and saying disgusting things about my wife. If they are worth their salt they will endeavour to contact me via other means, whether that be through the WMF or on another talk page with a ping. CassiantoTalk 17:32, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
@Cassianto: I was only trying to help. I was just going by the notice from Tony himself: "If he comes back, we can remove the semi". Thank you. The Duke 17:46, 20 May 2019 (UTC) I'm just wondering why you removed my question on your talk page? Thank you. The Duke 17:38, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
Please read the edit summary, User:The Duke of Nonsense. Drmies (talk) 17:40, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
@Drmies and Cassianto: I wasn't trying to interfere with anything. Again. I was just trying to help. And again going with Tony's notice: "If he comes back, we can remove the semi". Thank you. The Duke 17:46, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
I'm just telling you why Cassianto seemed unwilling to answer your question, that's all. Drmies (talk) 17:51, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
(edit conflict) You were trying to help, but intent and outcome don't always coincide. Cassianto has expressed a desire for the semi protection to remain and for you to leave him alone. Please respect that and drop the matter. ♠PMC(talk) 17:52, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
(edit conflict) The Duke of Nonsense, I maintain my point that my talk page is exactly that, my talk page. Its content, protection level, style of font, colour, style, and anything else about it is nothing to do with you. Posting a comment is about all you can do and if I choose to answer it, archive it, or even remove it, then it is down to me. And not content with wanting to remove the protection level, I see you're now wanting justification for why I removed your comment. I don't like your interference, frankly, and you're not being collegial, even though you may think you are. CassiantoTalk 17:55, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

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