• December 2019: 188 cases, 90,196 articles per bot, likely around 91,000, 16 from 2010.
  • January 2020: 186 cases, ~140,000 articles per bot, likely around 110,000 once pruned, 15 from 2010.
  • February 2020: 185 cases, 113,754 articles per bot, likely around 113,000, 14 from 2010

My intention for 2020 is solely to focus on WP:CCI and try to get that backlog reasonable at long last. Short term, if we can get to 175 open cases and 80k articles to check that will help. Ideally, 150 and 60k my the end of the year and everything from 2010 and 2016 done (2016 was only one case somehow). Wizardman 23:32, 26 November 2019 (UTC)

That looks like quite the effort - thank you. Will that preclude you putting your other hat back on? –xenotalk 23:43, 26 November 2019 (UTC)
We'll see; right now I don't really see a need to regain any tools I submitted, but when it comes to the wiki, you can never say never. Wizardman 00:12, 27 November 2019 (UTC)

I've created User:Money emoji/2010 CCI sort to assist with combating the 2010 CCIs. I'll happily help and coordinate in the area with you. 💵Money💵emoji💵Talk💸Help out at CCI! 20:00, 8 December 2019 (UTC)

Took a skim through it; for the most part I agree with everything you'd say, though I'd consider Craigy a lot harder now that Burke's Peerage is behind a paywall. Didn't use to be when i did parts of it in like 14-15, sadly. Wizardman 00:40, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

CCI updateEdit

And thanks for your general help at CCI. It's nice to know I'm not alone in wanting to destroy the backlog. --💵Money💵emoji💵Talk💸Help out at CCI! 19:25, 3 December 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for helping out! Yeah it's tough at times, there was a point where i think it was legit just me for a few months a couple years ago and nothing burns you out quite like that feeling. Wizardman 01:19, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

Man we killed that thing! Totally satisfying to see that thing get sliced to bits in a week. 💵Money💵emoji💵Talk💸Help out at CCI! 00:09, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

Was great to knock one out quickly! Though admittedly realizing every plot was copyvio saved a step of digging around for references and the like. Wizardman 00:40, 10 December 2019 (UTC)


  Merry Christmas, Wizardman!
Or Season's Greetings or Happy Winter Solstice! As the year winds to a close, I would like to take a moment to recognize your hard work and offer heartfelt gratitude for all you do for Wikipedia. May this Holiday Season bring you nothing but joy, health and prosperity.Onel5969 TT me 23:13, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Wizardman!Edit

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Love & Hip Hop: Miami copyvioEdit

Hey just a heads up, Rolling Out copied and pasted this - https://rollingout.com/2017/12/24/meet-cast-love-hip-hop-miami/ - from Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Love_%26_Hip_Hop:_Miami&oldid=797317206 - not the other way around. I know cause I wrote the original. I'm going to start tweaking and rewriting all the bios again though because sites like that copy them all the time. Pinchofhope (talk) 00:33, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

Ah, I didn't see that Wikiims added that from the other Wikipedia article; that checks out in that case, no problem. That user has a few more similar articles I have to look over so I'll go through those more carefully. Wizardman 00:59, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

Invitation to join the Dr. Blofeld CCI cleanup effortEdit

  Hello. You are invited to join the Dr. Blofeld CCI cleanup effort, a project which aims to cleanup and resolve the largest copyright investigation on the site. Directions on how to help are at the main cleanup page. It is ok if you choose not to assist, as a large amount of people are already helping out- but your contributions would be appreciated, even if you make just a few. 💴Money💶💵emoji💷Talk💸Help out at CCI! 00:40, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Brilliant Idea Barnstar
Your valiant efforts to prove Fram wrong are greatly appreciated! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 10:46, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Happy Birthday!Edit

Books & Bytes – Issue 37Edit

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