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Administrators will no longer be autopatrolled[edit]

A recently closed Request for Comment (RFC) reached consensus to remove Autopatrolled from the administrator user group. You may, similarly as with Edit Filter Manager, choose to self-assign this permission to yourself. This will be implemented the week of December 13th, but if you wish to self-assign you may do so now. To find out when the change has gone live or if you have any questions please visit the Administrator's Noticeboard. 20:06, 7 December 2021 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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I think you go unrecognized for your work. However, your actions against vandalism are really nice. ☢️Plutonical☢️ᶜᵒᵐᵐᵘⁿᶦᶜᵃᵗᶦᵒⁿˢ 12:32, 10 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Adelina Corbanese[edit]

Hello, btw of this deletion, the subject of the article is notable, she was captain of the team that won 12 Italian championships in rugby union and represented Italy in 3 Women's Rugby World Cups. You may consider restoring it, then I can add source. -- Blackcat Ar Icon Contact.svg 21:25, 10 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Another sock[edit]

Hey, remember helping me a few months back with a certain User:Gomes000 who abused multiple socks to do the same kind of disruptive edits? Well he came again with another sock, User:CarloPt, and it's doing the exact same thing that got its previous accounts blocked. Could you do something about this? Average Portuguese Joe (talk) 22:08, 10 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Updating/addition to Whoop Dee Doo's Wiki page[edit]

Hello, I am the Co-Director of the non-profit arts organization Whoop Dee Doo. Today (12.13.21) I began updating our page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whoop_Dee_Doo_(variety_show)) since its has not been updated since 2008? My edits were not confirmed and I was sent to this page. In the message explaining why the edits were not confirmed - it said I did not provide enough detail in my summary as to why my updates were necessary? Could you please revert our page back to my recent edits, I was not finished with them and need to continue adequately finishing them with correct sources and content. thanks so much!

Blocking admin notice[edit]

Hi MS,

If you could take a look at this unblock request and give thoughts Nosebagbear (talk) 23:07, 13 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Unblocking Greatjackiebrown is Ok with me. Indeed, there is a good chance their edit filter triggering was just an experiment. Materialscientist (talk) 23:10, 13 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Changes to TVU Networks Wikipedia Page[edit]

Hi,

I'm on the marketing team for TVU Networks. I was updating our wikipedia page to replace "buzzword" descriptions and also to update the page to add missing products we've since introduced. I then saw that all my updates were removed and a notice from you saying they were removed for lack of citation.

This is the first I've encountered this. Is adding the location of the actual website page for each product as a citation sufficient or is something more needed? Any guidance you can provide would be much appreciated. 2601:641:8080:BD50:798D:BBB8:EF43:3302 (talk) 23:57, 13 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@2601:641:8080:BD50:798D:BBB8:EF43:3302: Please remember to sign your posts with 4 tildes (~) it would be helpful if you did that thank you Chip3004 (talk) 23:55, 13 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Reverting my changes for Wijdan Michael[edit]

Hey, I was in the midst of updating the references when you reverted my changes. [[1]] Go ahead and revert the changes back. I don't want to play a game of tag. The source for the information is an interview. This was my first edit, maybe give it 15 mins so I can finish before reverting changes next time, thank you.

Changes to Webb Telescope entry[edit]

This edited section, about the person, whom the telescope was named after, had grown much larger than many of the sections describing the mission, history, science and plans of the actual telescope--which is the topic of the entry. This is not a dispute about the contents. I moved references to footnotes. A larger presentation of this discussion really belongs at the biography of James Webb, not the telescope. Thank you.

Edit[edit]

Man I spent 1hour making that Edit and I go the the school ZainJaved18 (talk) 01:55, 14 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Edit (Pendleton Heights High School)[edit]

Hi,

I noticed you reverted my edit. Yes, I mistakenly typed reliable source, however a different user also reverted the same IP user's edits that are also similar. Can you explain on how can we make this work? Thanks. Severestorm28 (talk) 02:05, 14 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

There is no reliable source, so no good reason to revert the IP. Materialscientist (talk) 02:09, 14 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Agreed, but didn't RainbowLover334148 also revert? Additionally, this IP wasn't typing in an edit summary. Not trying to blame this user, but just a thought. Severestorm28 (talk) 02:12, 14 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Kindly review[edit]

Hi, the page Adamu Garba II has a turbulent history. I took it upon myself to create a befitting article Draft:Adamu Garba II. Kindly review, give pointers and/or move it to the main page as you deem fit. Cheers.

Amaekuma (talk) 20:01, 14 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Problem user, possible block evader[edit]

User:LOLI'mfriggin silly, seems to be evading a block. Most recent edits were reinstating the edits of a block evading IP. Others seem just plain disruptive, like very badly misplacing templates and such, and adding "Frankish language" to the short description of Classical Japanese, which is utter nonsense, as Frankish languages never went east of modern Germany. Mako001 (talk) 12:48, 15 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Blocked by another admin, all good. Mako001 (talk) 13:10, 15 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Re. Suff page[edit]

I changed it because his former wife's name was Teryl, not Cheryl. Both were mentioned in the article originally

A barnstar for you![edit]

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A barnstar for you!! Kpddg (talk) 11:11, 16 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Request[edit]

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Platonk (talk) 03:12, 17 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Vandalisms[edit]

I notice that you have great experience on reverting vandalism. Question, how do you find many vandals cause I noticed your contributions that every minute you have reverted many vandalisms. How do you do it? Thanks in advance. —Ctrlwikitalk • 10:19, 17 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Vitamin A[edit]

I've begun massive revision to Vitamin A prior to nominating it for GA. You are welcome to join in. Or minimally, Watch, to see if I've gone astray. My first pass is evaluating all references. Second will be to title and order sections modeled on other vitamin articles raised to GA. David notMD (talk) 20:19, 18 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Nomination of Lathan for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Lathan is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Lathan until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article.

Clarityfiend (talk) 22:21, 18 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Im sorry[edit]

I dont know if you remember me(NO_DEATH666) but i just wanted to aplogise for my vandilisum and for all around being anoying to you and the other moderaters. I DO NOT want my old account back. It might sound dumb, but your account inspired me. Im goning to start contributing and am currently trying to be a better person(both in and off this site). I understand if you ban me for being a alt, but please consider that i am trying to change for the best

-betterperson128/NO_DEATH666

(p.s. i now that my old username sucked.)

Make a biography name about Ezequiel Palacios[edit]

I just want to apologize. I'm sorry. I went on to check the name of Argentina Volleyball Player Ezequiel Palacios. Because I was going to put in his birthname and his birthplace. I went to olympedia.org/athletes/132425 72.69.243.12 (talk) 02:12, 20 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

IP adding unsouced content[edit]

Hi! This is not exactly vandalism, so I cannot bring it to AIV, but 202.125.20.177 (talk · contribs · WHOIS) is persistently adding unsourced racializing fringe content to various articles. After 4 warnings, they are still unstoppable. –Austronesier (talk) 10:36, 20 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

UPE[edit]

I noticed that you reverted some additions in Beyond The Valley Festival a week ago. A new user restored those edits, and has since created Grapevine Gathering and Wildlands Festival. This pattern looks to me to be someone with a COI making promotional edits.

Since you are "involved", I thought I would mention it to you. Could also post at COIN.... MB 04:50, 21 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Please take a look at this ANI report?[edit]

The editor is reverting rapidly in a rather strange fashion. wp:ANI#Editor giving vandalism warning for non-vandalism edits Cheers Adakiko (talk) 10:19, 21 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Vandalism warning notice[edit]

Hi, Materialscientist. I've seen that you've blocked this ip address after giving the level 1 vandalism notice. But why didn't you use the level 2 after giving level 1? I also revert vandalism. But I use all levels. Thanks. Firebanana (talk) 11:08, 21 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Historic provinces, relevance to capital[edit]

As a recent editor of province, my question is, is an event occurring in a historic province relevant to the capital of that province? For example, can an event that happened in the wider Bombay Presidency be relevant for coverage in the article Bombay? Heesxiisolehh (talk) 01:27, 22 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Season’s Greetings[edit]

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Hi Materialscientist, Have an enjoyable holiday season! Cassiopeia talk 09:32, 22 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

First 20 element[edit]

Hydrogen (H) Helium (He) Lithium (Li) Beryllium (Be) Boron (B) Carbon(c) Nitrogen (N) Oxygen (o)

To learn more send message to my mail Darasimithang (talk) 15:28, 22 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Requesting help from you as a recently active Administrator[edit]

In eleven years of editing Wikipedia, I have never gone to ANI, nor have I done this. It was never necessary. I think it is now. On the ANI page, it says this: "Want to skip the drama? Check the Recently Active Admins list for admins who may be able to help directly." Your name came up first. I recognize your name. I have a situation with two other editors. One said that I was calling for a fatwa on Wikipedia and warned me to heed WP:LEGAL. I am a Jewish woman who lives in the United States. I did not call for a fatwa on Wikipedia! I merely implored that this editor show some respect to people of Muslim or Jewish or Christian or Hindu faith.

Next, I was told that I didn't know the definition of ignoramus, then was subjected to a long rant, then told that I should feel shame. This is humiliating and degrading to be treated this way. I will leave two links to the talk page where this happened. Please help me? I can just run away but I don't want to. I am afraid to go to ANI becvause maybe they will say it isn't rude enough behavior. Let me leave the links for you. If you don't have time or inclination to get involved, can you please refer me elsewhere?

They want to use an infobox for Abraham and other religious figures, and said that Allah and the Hindu deities are equivalent to Donald Duck. I commented here. Next, they responded as described above, and I reacted here. I left many days in between my comments and responses, in order to avoid heated argument. I am not trying to say that every religious figure is real! The Donald Duck comparison as well as the allegation that there are billions of "ignormasuses" in the world and these two Wikipedia editors are not is offensive and horrid. The talk page is intact so you can see it in its full inglorious current form here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Abraham#Infobox_character and here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Abraham#RfC_on_infobox_type Our highly unpleasant exchange is very visible toward the bottom of each of those two sections.

Thank you for considering my request.--FeralOink (talk) 08:27, 23 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

This is getting bad. They are shouting at me in all-caps, saying I get all emotional, and that I am very confused. It is kind of bizarre. All the two of them needed to do was explain what they thought I misunderstood. They do that, but then they conclude with more insults and derision. I then respond because I want to defend myself. If they didn't ridicule me, I wouldn't get upset. Finally, there is no need to make fun of Abraham by derisively referring to him as "ahistorical Abie" repeatedly. That is gratuitous and unnecessary. Help?--FeralOink (talk) 11:32, 23 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

For the record, I included myself as part of the ignoramuses, since I have never written anything peer-reviewed about the historicity of Abraham; I'm not a scholar. tgeorgescu (talk) 12:22, 24 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Can you refer me to an alternative approach please, User:Materialscientist?--FeralOink (talk) 01:38, 28 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

User:JLJLJLJ[edit]

You may want to block User:58.153.109.210 as they were clearly using this IP to try to vandalise earlier. Mako001 (talk) 13:41, 23 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Matt Gay[edit]

Hello! This is Magalor12306, regarding my edit on Matt Gay. I made a mistake and unfortunately, I do not know how to add a url to it. If you could let me know how, I can fix my edit. Thanks! Magalor12306 (talk) 19:44, 23 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Merry Christmas![edit]

Thank you Materialscientist for all you do for Wikipedia. And thanks again for all your help when I was new. And as always, if you don't celebrate Christmas, then feel free to take it as a Happy Hanukkah, a great Dhanu Sankranti, a blessed Hatsumode, or whatever holiday you want to insert in its place. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season, and may the coming year bring you great joy and good fortune. Zaereth (talk) 20:12, 23 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Mistake?[edit]

Hi. I'll go straight to it and say that you shouldn't have reverted my edit. The edit summary was "rm fixed". With this kind of edit summary, you should go to the user's contribs first and see if they mean it or not. Could you please explain? (See my contribs before you reply.) Thanks. --67.183.136.85 (talk) 04:33, 24 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

IP TPA[edit]

I don't know if it's customary to revoke talk page access for IP editors, but I had to revert some talk page vandalism on an IP that you blocked: [2]. I'll trust your judgement whether it's worth further attention or not. Thanks. --Drm310 🍁 (talk) 15:38, 24 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Paul B. Kidd IP[edit]

Thanks for that block. Similar edits were made a few months ago from another IP in the same area. Looking at the contribs, I see there's now a pretty broad rangeblock there due to sockpuppetry. Do you know if there's any reason to suspect the IP there/here is connected to any of that, and if a longer or larger block might be justified? (cc Drmies, who placed the rangeblock) Vaticidalprophet 08:32, 27 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

  • User:Vaticidalprophet, I don't remember the details of the block but my edit summary suggests it's not simple socking--in other words, there's not one clearly identifiable master, and so connecting the two will be difficult. Maybe semi-protection is a better solution, if the nuisance returns. Drmies (talk) 15:43, 28 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Johann Biacsics[edit]

I am the son of Johann Basics and i was with him the last 20 Years. and especially the last 5 days. What are in the newspapers are written is lying.

Please translate with google the page i wrote. http://johann.dokusammlung.de/dieGeschichteVonMeinemTod.html

And if you are interrested: http://johann.dokusammlung.de/feedback.php

Scott Boland’s Wiki article[edit]

Revert it back to how it was ya dog 🤬🤬 this is a crucial piece of Australian history you are trying to erase 2001:8003:9594:BF00:F1A8:64E:14EB:DD67 (talk) 01:24, 28 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

You might want to be more clear with what you are requesting DiegoonusRHF (talk) 15:02, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

JinSoo Kim biologist[edit]

Is it possible to revert the page about JinSoo Kim (biologist)? I am a scholar in the field and have the proper references, but had not yet added them in as I was in the middle of writing. The text is now gone and I would prefer not to rewrite everything from scratch.

Thank you

Mumbai[edit]

See my talkpage reply and fix your vandalism, at least. Appreciate 78.2.78.154 (talk) 02:08, 28 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

pala dynasty[edit]

thankyou for guiding, please see my talk page and reply me why I have been warned???the source is saying it so I wrote it.if you think the source is not wikipedia standards then remove it kindly.thank you. Miller110 (talk) 04:17, 28 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I recreated my user page[edit]

Can you check to see and review my user page? Gldgenga471834gldben (talk) 18:02, 30 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks! Gldgenga471834gldben (talk) 18:02, 30 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Materialscientist is currently busy in real life, so they may not see this for a while. Do you want me to check and review it for you? 🙂 DiegoonusRHF (talk) 18:38, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

"Americium oxide" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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21:17, 30 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

3 edits by IP[edit]

The IPv6 edits this page, of changing the number of pixels. Please, fix that. Météor de Niort (talk) 10:15, 31 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

GAN Backlog Drive – January 2022[edit]

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Edit in Wakfu's page[edit]

I would like to point out your removal of my edit under the argument of lacking source is a bit misguided because I'm a long-time player of Wakfu and know the game's lore and mechanic top-to-bottom, while I know this is a bit of a weak argument as I ask you to trust a random guy on the internet, you can't really demand a source when describing an MMO when the source is playing the actual game to see it. The "Story" section of the game is very incomplete and innacurate, the Gameplay section contain a few minor innacuracies (such as "Wakfu grants characters all their spells by the early stages and thereafter allows players to strengthen them." which is a mechanic removed several years ago) and the Series section contain a massive innacuracy about a "Wakfu movie in 2018" which simply does not exist unless thats a misinterpreted concept of the OVA episodes between season 2 and 3 which, put together, are pretty much one movie. Also, Season 4 is in production, worth mentioning.

As a long-time fan of Wakfu, player of the game, watcher of the serie, I ask you to be careful with this page because it's absurdly innacurate as a whole. 201.29.94.169 (talk) 06:28, 4 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Merchandise giveaway nomination[edit]

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A token of thanks

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How we will see unregistered users[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for your efforts against vandalism!! 😊👍 Kpddg (talk) 12:16, 5 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Wilfrid de Glehn[edit]

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Techy help and image licence help needed[edit]

Hi Materialscientist - and happy new year!

Please could you kindly help me with an image whose file page I cannot track down, and whose logo looks like copyvio? You can view it on Template:Did you know nominations/Grand Bargain (humanitarian reform) - it's the blue image with the circular logo. If you click on it, you get a redirect destination, here on Commons. So the image is a cropped version of the redirect destination file.

My guess is that the circular logo is a copyvio, because it's an original artwork. I don't know whether it could have been published originally as a free-use image, or whether there is some governmental loophole in some countries which allows this sort of international official logo to be a free use image. But in the absence of that knowledge, my instinct says, delete it unless we can find an image filepage with an acceptable licence for it. I'm leaving it on the template for the moment, until you can look at it.

So please could you kindly look at it, and do whatever you think is right? Thank you. Storye book (talk) 11:53, 7 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

There are many reasons not to delete this image. Just to mention a couple, 1, 2. Best wishes. Materialscientist (talk) 22:36, 7 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you very much for this. Please could you kindly explain why I cannot find a filepage for the image, though? If I could have found that, maybe it would have mentioned your linked discussion? This is the first time in all these years that I have come across an image where I can't find a filepage for it. Storye book (talk) 10:14, 8 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

On top of this page, go to "preferences", "Gadgets", then select the option "Redirect image links to Commons for files hosted there". Materialscientist (talk) 06:37, 9 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for trying to solve this puzzle. Sorry to be a nuisance about this, but that doesn't help me, because when following your above instruction I saw that I already have that option selected. I'm now thinking that the best thing that I can do, for my own peace of mind, is to personally crop out one of the logos from the original file, and put that on a new image filepage, in the normal manner for cropped extracts. The cropped logo image on the DYK template and on the article page has this template {{CSS image crop|Image=No Lost Generation at World Humanitarian Summit Istanbul.jpg|bSize=1000|cWidth=300|cHeight=150|oTop=1|oLeft=1|Location=right}} which I suppose must be the mechanism forcing the redirect to the original image filepage. Sorry I should have told you this earlier. I have no idea what it is for, and why it redirects away from the image's filepage (if it ever had one). Storye book (talk) 12:03, 12 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I am not sure what logo do you need. If you mean the logo from File:ECHO plane.jpg, then it is the flag of European Union, we've got thousands of its versions on Commons [3] [4]. Best wishes. Materialscientist (talk) 22:37, 12 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
No, not the circle of stars. This one, which doesn't appear to have its own licence or its own filepage. Storye book (talk) 10:58, 13 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
No Lost Generation at World Humanitarian Summit Istanbul.jpg

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License-wise, this one falls under de minimis. There is a CC-BY-4.0 license on its page (user's own photo). Best wishes. Materialscientist (talk) 21:30, 13 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

So both the crop and the original share the same image filepage? I had been wondering whether the above template is actually doing the cropping over the ether? That would make sense (well sci-fi sense to me, anyway). I think I had better stop bothering you over this. Thank you for your kind patience with my questions. Storye book (talk) 21:40, 13 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This is not a crop, but a zoom into the original image, thanks to Wikimedia software. Materialscientist (talk) 00:12, 14 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Ah. Now I understand. Thank you. Storye book (talk) 10:13, 14 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Page protection[edit]

Hello Materialscientist, you had protected Periyar article three years back and disruption has started within hours after it expired. The subject is a prominent political figure. Could you reprotect it. Thanks, - SUN EYE 1 17:29, 8 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Done. Materialscientist (talk) 06:40, 9 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Just wanted to check[edit]

Hi, Materialscientist, I saw your block log and wanted to ask you this question: Have you been blocking yourself to test, or have you been so busy with blocking other users, that on occasions, block yourself? Just wanted to check. Thanks. — 3PPYB6TALKCONTRIBS — 17:43, 10 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Titanium Featured article review[edit]

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Create-protection of Ullasa Utsaha[edit]

Hi, a while back you create-protected Ullasa Utsaha due to repeated disruptive recreation, now that Draft:Ullasa Utsaha is ready to be moved to mainspace can you please remove this protection so that I can accept the draft? Thanks. Devonian Wombat (talk) 02:48, 12 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Done. Materialscientist (talk) 22:41, 12 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

IPs vandalizing Strictly Come Dancing (series 17)[edit]

Materialscientist, I hope you are well.

There has been a series of IPs vandalizing the article since January 6. Initially, it was 94.193.22.242, who worked their way through the weeks and the couples. On January 12, perhaps I'd been warning them of consequences, 94.193.22.242 edited the Week 8 section at 18:18, and then 2a02:c7f:6c7c:5100:e985:d54a:b5b9:495a took over 36 minutes later with an edit on Week 9. Today, two more IPs from the 2a02:c7f:6c7c:5100 number space edited Week 10, using the same false names as the prior editors.

Is there any way to block this user under their many guises? Whoever it is clearly isn't here to build an encyclopedia, but rather falsify information in it. Thank you for anything you can do. BlueMoonset (talk) 20:37, 14 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Remove talk page access[edit]

You blocked an IP range a few minutes ago, but there is still talk page disruption from it (Special:Diff/1066234125). 🐔dat (talk) 11:24, 17 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Respect to Bovini[edit]

The page talks about how the european bison was SUPPOSEDELY a hybrid even though there is evidence that its result of incomplete lineage sorting during divergence of Bos and Bison from their common ancestors and that the European Bison is the descendant of Bison Shoenski, and the fact that the steppe bison lived alongside the european bison. But even more, there is evidence that breeding bos with bison has result in genetic pollution of bison. 56FireLeafs 7:15 January 17 2022

Yet again, 56FireLeafs (talk · contribs) edits articles referencing own wp:OR. Removed content and sources from Bovini (diff) without citing a source for its removal. The vast majority of edits of 56FireLeafs have been reverted by others or myself for similiar issues. Open AN/I ticket that I opened: User:56FireLeafs - questionable edits Adakiko (talk) 00:58, 18 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

WIR - Input needed[edit]

You have been mentioned at Admin procedural advice requested and WIR: Yara Salman - administrator advice needed?. — Maile (talk) 19:50, 18 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Recent sockpuppet category[edit]

Given this edit, I'm pretty sure that Category:Wikipedia sockpuppets of YourTangerinesAreWonderful you recently created is a subcategory of LTA Category:Wikipedia sockpuppets of GeraldFord1980. Thank you for the quick blocking of the latest sock. --FyzixFighter (talk) 03:50, 19 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks! Materialscientist (talk) 03:52, 19 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Error?[edit]

I believe this was probably created in error. --Minorax«¦talk¦» 08:42, 19 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

TPA[edit]

Hi Materialscientist. You blocked the user Amomobility but they have continued to spam on their user talk page ([5]). Could you please revoke talk page access? Thanks. --Drm310 🍁 (talk) 14:29, 20 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

TFA nomination for Synthetic diamond[edit]

I have nominated Synthetic diamond to run as today's featured article for an unspecified date. Please join the discussion by clicking here. Z1720 (talk) 19:20, 23 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I Can See Your Voice Thailand (season 5)[edit]

@Materialscientist: Good day. I wanna invite you to please proceed to this discussion. I've been enough of manual reverting on myself, but he or she still vandalizing that page. Saisønisse (talk) 09:04, 24 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Proposed deletion of Aad Oudt[edit]

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See response here. BilledMammal (talk) 01:26, 26 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Stephen Pearcy (activist)[edit]

Hello Materialscientist,

Can you take a look at this ip's edit to Stephen Pearcy (activist) and see if it is spam? Here is the link https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Stephen_Pearcy_(activist)&oldid=1067961812

Chip3004 (talk) 01:49, 26 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Nomination of Aad Oudt for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Aad Oudt is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

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Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article.

BilledMammal (talk) 06:59, 26 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Talk:Little Amal[edit]

Hi, Materialscientist. Re: MMELan21 (talkcontribs) Is there any chance that you could block that editor, who may be well-meaning, but they do not understand the rules of WP, and they have admitted working on behalf of the producer of the project outlined in the above article. On the Little Amal talkpage linked above, I have written lengthy explanations to assist that editor but they have not replied, or attempted to edit usefully. Today they removed some of the existing free-use images from the Little Amal article, and replaced them with speedy-deletion-tagged images (listed here) which had been uploaded by the same editor, without the permission of the original authors or copyright owners. Bearing in mind that they have not shown any sign of learning or cooperating with advice, is there any chance that they could be blocked? Thank you. Storye book (talk) 17:57, 26 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Speedy deletion nomination of Zegarac[edit]

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Bagrationi patriline[edit]

25 Nov 2021 you reverted an edit re patriline of Ana Bagration. Why did you do it, particularly seeing that by YOUR revert you restored an obviously INCORRECT patriline with one member in its midst being a female and thus such is not a patriline. ? 2001:14BA:485C:F700:8CE0:5DFC:7B4B:24D1 (talk) 19:26, 2 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

WP:REFUND request for two Iraqi battle pages[edit]

Hello. Can you please restore the two articles linked above, per WP:REFUND? I am requesting this on behalf of all the users who worked on those articles. You previously deleted these articles because they were created by a banned user. However, these articles were also worked on by many other users as well, and they both documented crucial events in the military history of Iraq. In light of the circumstances, I would like to request the restoration of both articles, per WP:REFUND and WP:IAR. Thank you. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 16:50, 9 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Cirrus cloud[edit]

I have nominated Cirrus cloud 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. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chidgk1 (talkcontribs) 08:33, 14 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Always precious[edit]

Yogo2783 Close crop.JPG

Ten years ago, you were found precious. That's what you are, always. Thank you for constant help! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:07, 14 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you - and all who helped - for the 2009 rescue of Synthetic diamond! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:12, 20 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Question[edit]

So, a while ago, I obviously didn't understand the purpose of Wikipedia, and I just thought it was a place for sharing knowledge, not a place for storing verified, encyclopedic knowledge. I'm truly sorry I got so heated and angry at you after you deleted my page (Ultimate, solid and gargantuan cardinals) which was created by me, and that was obviously the right thing to do regarding the purpose of Wikipedia. However, please could you do me a favor? Could you please view what was written on that page and give it to me so I can put it somewhere else where it will be appreciated? If you do this, I would be so glad, as I don't want to lose all of that knowledge.

Binary198 (talk) 11:39, 16 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Possible unblock of Gsher16[edit]

Hi Materialscientist, what are your thoughts about unblocking Gsher16? The user was blocked by you nearly 5 years ago. Would you be willing to consider a second chance? PhilKnight (talk) 13:37, 16 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Unblocking Gsher16 is Ok with me. Cheers. Materialscientist (talk) 22:27, 16 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Incorrect characterisation of John McWhorter[edit]

Black conservatism

Dude I have seen multiple sources saying John McWhorter is not a conservative… I’m new at this Wikipedia thing but I don’t like seeing misinformation at all. This is about the Wikipedia article on Black Conservatism, this information is incorrect

https://cpl.org/writers-readers-the-future-of-black-america/ https://glennloury.substack.com/p/what-is-black-conservatism https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McWhorter

derivatization[edit]

Perhaps you or your lurkers would like to venture an opinion. Uncle G (talk) 00:10, 26 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Nomination of Kirk Pfeffer for deletion[edit]

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Natg 19 (talk) 06:16, 27 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

File talk:Flag of Ireland.svg[edit]

Hi, can you please explain why you deleted File talk:Flag of Ireland.svg citing WP:CSD#G8 last August? Not only does the criterion specifically exclude talk pages for files that exist on Commons, you reinstated a reverted administrative action in violation of WP:WW. Please restore all revisions except the the most recent one. plicit 13:27, 28 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Actually ..[edit]

I think you made a mistake here. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Nikolay_Kovalev_%28fencer%29&type=revision&diff=1075137336&oldid=1058314913

There is clearly a pre-existing ref. --2603:7000:2143:8500:D8C8:259A:5855:2A6C (talk) 04:16, 4 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Request[edit]

Hi I'm wondering if you might restore my deleted userpage? I think it was titled User:Tomwsulcer. If you can help, thanks in advance.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 23:04, 6 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Tried, but got Wikipedia Database errors in the process. This happens sometimes when there are too many revisions to restore. Materialscientist (talk) 03:45, 7 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I believe the way to do it is to restore a limited number of revisions at a time rather than the entire history. Or if Tom only wants the final revision back, maybe just restore that one? Boing! on Tour (talk) 13:04, 8 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hello, sorry about this, but after my recent experiences here, I've since decided to quit Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 00:10, 9 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

May need to revoke TPA[edit]

This one (Special:Contributions/66.189.30.75) could do with TPA revoked. They made some oversightable personal attacks after being blocked. Mako001 (C)  (T)  12:56, 7 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Raising the Bar[edit]

Hi. Regarding this revert of yours, is there a guideline or consensus governing the content of articles when a character's name has been recently retconned to establish that what it was previously believed to be is not what it really is? Should we understand that you believe all previous episodes should retain the original (now-known-to-be-erroneous) name? Is there a discussion or policy page on this? Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 14:44, 7 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

IP editor block[edit]

Hello, Materialscientist,

I hope you are well. I came across 157.83.97.242, a blocked IP account and you imposed a 10 year block against it. It was my understanding that IP blocks should be limited in duration unless it's a school block or a persistent vandal and while this IP's recent edits were vandalism, there was some constructive editing coming from this address and this seems like quite a long-term block. Would you consider shortening it to 6 months or 1 year? Of course, there might be some other details regarding this editor that I'm unaware of so maybe you cold clue me in. Thanks for considering this request. Liz Read! Talk! 00:37, 8 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Ok, done. Best wishes. Materialscientist (talk) 02:17, 8 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Oh, I wasn't expecting this. Well, thanks! I hope it allows a different, anonymous editor to edit the project one day! Thank you. Liz Read! Talk! 23:25, 8 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Cowan NSW[edit]

I didn’t add a source because I don’t need one (I live there) and don’t worry, my information is reliable. Sorry for the trouble. Aussiefridge (talk) 07:09, 9 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Cdeefd[edit]

Your block of Cdeefd was good. However, they appear willing to knock off the vandalism; see User talk:Cdeefd. Any objections if I assume good faith and lift their block? --Yamla (talk) 16:42, 9 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I don't believe that people can change within a day, so I won't unblock myself, at least not now. That said, feel free to lift my block. Materialscientist (talk) 00:40, 10 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I'm going to lift the block but will monitor their edits. I do generally agree with you; we'll see if I strike it lucky here. --Yamla (talk) 13:07, 10 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

SiC disc wafer photos - more details?[edit]

Hello Mr. Materialscientist. Today while reading article Silicon_carbide, I was gratified to see your photo of 3 disc-wafers of transparent (greenish) SiC.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SiC_crystals.JPG

I find this glimpse valuable, with growing electronic engineering use of SiC and GaN to make transistors that surpass Si capabilities. Anyway, there seems to be little in the description, beyond 'SiC' and '3mm diameter'. Any chance you could identify the crystal polytype and/or carrier density or impurity level of those samples? (Even tentatively, if from memory... I would hope that could be inserted in the Description field.) Thanks for considering. jimswen (talk) 19:06, 11 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Sorry, I have no information on this sample, just took a snapshot. It was commercial material that someone from my lab had purchased for some experiment. Materialscientist (talk) 10:38, 13 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

New message at Talk:Malanggad[edit]

Hi, you have a new message at at Talk:Malanggad , hope you will look at it. Thank you. 37.111.219.35 (talk) 09:15, 13 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Waiting for your response. 37.111.216.53 (talk) 07:20, 14 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Henry Segerman academic[edit]

I would like to recreate the page Henry Segerman which you deleted on 18 July 2021. I am pretty sure that I can establish notability.

The original article is no longer available. Therefore, could you give me access to the page at the time it was deleted so that I may intelligently address the problems it had at the time of deletion.

You may answer here, on my Talk page, or by email.--Toploftical (talk) 21:25, 13 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

See User:Toploftical/Henry Segerman. Materialscientist (talk) 21:27, 13 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I am not sure I understand what you put on that page. Are you saying that this was the entire content of the page at the time you deleted it? That is really minimal. No wonder you deleted it. Is it OK with you if I recreate the page with more robust content?--Toploftical (talk) 22:25, 13 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Sidney Korshak[edit]

Please restore to my last version. Whatever I added was sourced (https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/latimes/name/bernice-korshak-obituary?id=10361982). I also added fact tags to long-standing unsourced text/claims added by prior editors.

I am working by phone and cannot undo your edit. I have no intention of restoring all my edits piecemeal.

Yours,

107.122.161.20 (talk) 21:45, 13 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Why did you say my edits on Elevator surfing were vandalism?[edit]

It is cited by Insider - see WP:BI (culture), which is applicable to this article. 219.77.58.50 (talk) 09:12, 14 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Weooshwapdeebdoopdaab[edit]

Thats not where the carts go sir! In all seriousness, why did you remove my contribution to the talkpage of gayn*ggers from outerspace??????Weepwaapdibbelydoopdaap (talk) 09:21, 14 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

(talk page stalker) Materialscientist, this appears to refer to this edit.
@Weepwaapdibbelydoopdaap: It's difficult to believe that you really don't know what was wrong with your edit. The kind of way you addressed another person is not acceptable on Wikipedia. Your new version of the message, posted from your new user account, is fine. JBW (talk) 10:31, 14 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
ok Weepwaapdibbelydoopdaap (talk) 10:48, 14 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Willy Cahill page[edit]

Hello I spent a few hours editing the Willy Cahill page. I have been a student of Willy Cahill for over 40 years and spent a few hours adding more detail in the biography. Everything I had added was accurate. I am not very good with computers and don't know how to add sources as requested. Everything can be fact checked. Are you able to replace the edits that you have removed?

Thank you for the work you are doing here.

Taras Shevchenko[edit]

Hi, can I ask why you reverted the IP editor on this? Their edits appear to have improved the article. -- asilvering (talk) 19:29, 16 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

My bad, thanks. Materialscientist (talk) 00:02, 17 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

A serious issue[edit]

There is a serious and delicate issue regarding the article Double group. Recent edits are both completely off-topic and unsourced. Petergans (talk) 10:14, 22 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Issues continue. My recent edit has been removed without justification. Petergans (talk) 12:50, 27 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Liam Payne[edit]

Can you unprotect this article? Not sure why it was felt necessary to jump to indef eight months after a 48-hour protection. 156.61.250.251 (talk) 11:46, 24 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

FAR for Chad[edit]

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You're famous[edit]

You've been cited in Nature. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41597-022-01190-z/tables/8 --Project Osprey (talk) 11:58, 29 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

New administrator activity requirement[edit]

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Beginning January 1, 2023, administrators who meet one or both of the following criteria may be desysopped for inactivity if they have:

  1. Made neither edits nor administrative actions for at least a 12-month period OR
  2. Made fewer than 100 edits over a 60-month period

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You've got mail[edit]

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AFD[edit]

Scratch hardness (AfD discussion) made me think of you. ☺ Uncle G (talk) 09:38, 26 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Creating SALTed article[edit]

Hey, I'm not quite sure of the protocol in this scenario, so I'll jump right into it: after several deletes from over a decade ago, the article Dijon Talton was WP:SALTed (by you) in 2015. I don't know what the state of the article was over those years, but since most of the supporting sources to back up NACTOR and NCREATIVE that I've found are from more recently, and one of the AfDs mentions promotional language, I'll assume it deserved it. Now, as I mention, I've found more sources. I wrote Draft:Dijon Talton today (as a challenge) and I don't know what to do with it: will AfC somehow automatically flag the draft for admin? Is there a separate process for SALTed articles for creation? Is this something to take to the admin noticeboard? Just thought I'd ask you, since you locked it. Kingsif (talk) 20:16, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I've removed create protection. Seven years have passed, his notability has changed, and your draft is much better sourced than the previous versions. (That said, I haven't evaluated the notability, just had a brief look). Materialscientist (talk) 10:36, 7 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Reverting my edition and false marking it as vandalism[edit]

I wanted to let you know that the tool has resulted a false positive about my edition of List of ruling political parties by country article, causing it to false mark it as vandalism and beeing reversed.

I live in the country of Poland (with article section I had updated) and I'm sure I know better then you what parties are ruling in it.

Thereof, for the future, please don't blindly follow the tool's suggestion without verificarion if the tool doesn't return a false positive, like in this case Mcgiwer (talk) 08:46, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Your edit completely mangled the article and deleted most of the information. Besides, it was unsourced. Zaereth (talk) 09:15, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
(talk page stalker) Hi MS. I dont normally bother, but couldn't resist noting that this comment results from an edit you made at least seven years ago. Gosh ;) -Roxy the grumpy dog. wooF 09:18, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
It wasn't even labelled as vandalism - it was flagged as vandalism or a test edit (which implies no bad intention on your part). That seems like a reasonable description of an edit that removed about 70 kilobytes of text but was described as 'update for Poland'. Girth Summit (blether) 10:01, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Orphaned non-free image File:Tom Lieb.jpg[edit]

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June 2022 Good Article Nominations backlog drive[edit]

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Templates not appearing properly[edit]

Hi Materialscientist. Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but some WP features are showing wrongly on my screen, and I don't know why. I guess it must be something in my Preferences, or maybe my PC is faulty. I am guessing it is not a technical problem with WP, because there has been no notification of that, and I have seen no-one else complain of it.

The main effect of this is that yesterday all the infobox templates were showing incorrectly; that fault has corrected itself today. Also, yesterday and today, the userboxes on my userpages (English WP and Commons) are showing wrongly; specifically the logos in each userbox are showing in enlarged text instead of little pictures.

So please could you tell me whether there is a WP fault that I don't know about, or whether I should check my preferences (which I had not changed before the fault appeared) or should I check my PC? Thanks. Storye book (talk) 16:44, 30 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

User talk:Tour My Choice[edit]

You may wish to revoke TPA.--Cahk (talk) 08:52, 1 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Done. Materialscientist (talk) 21:53, 1 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

User:Jattaaama[edit]

Jattaaama (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log)

It appears this editor has not learned from being blocked back in May. They have continued to change results of battles regardless of references. --Kansas Bear (talk) 02:57, 5 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Discussion at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Words to watch § RfC: Relative time references - 'today' or not 'today'?[edit]

 You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Words to watch § RfC: Relative time references - 'today' or not 'today'?. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 07:38, 6 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Disruptive IP[edit]

You blocked 76.68.44.50 (talk · contribs · WHOIS) on 5 June for disruptive editing. They're back at it. – 2.O.Boxing 09:00, 7 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Disruptive editor[edit]

Hi Materialscientist,

When you get a moment, can you look at North American F-86 Sabre. There has been a slow edit war going on there since at least November, if not longer, where an editor using various IPs keeps introducing grammatical errors based on a misunderstanding of English syntax. We tried discussing on the talk page, but to no avail. I don't know what can be done, because blocking doesn't seem like a good option. Perhaps a little page protection? Maybe you would have a better idea. Thanks in advance. Zaereth (talk) 22:28, 11 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Nomination of Sarah Dunlap for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Sarah Dunlap is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Sarah Dunlap until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

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DGG ( talk ) 22:37, 11 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Page about Gmail references[edit]

So this fellow edits and “permanently” protects the article about gmail from “vandalism” but his added source and quote that he adds about 1.5 billion active users in 2019 references a mainstream media article that itself has no references or sources. And you wonder why nobody puts any credibility in wikipedia as an info source! 118.149.85.180 (talk) 13:33, 20 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

No we don't. There has been a lot of research done on the matter. It's even part of our core-policy. Zaereth (talk) 18:37, 20 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Healthtripseo[edit]

Hi, thanks for blocking Healthtripseo. They've since posted more spam on User talk:Healthtripseo. Would you extend the block to TPA as well? Cheers, -- DoubleGrazing (talk) 10:03, 22 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks! DoubleGrazing (talk) 10:17, 22 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

User:Vanishedone1[edit]

This user may be a sockpuppet of Factfanatic1. I noticed this user editing on Laura Harrier, and they have an extremely similar editing pattern to ff1. In addition, their username is also nearly identical to another of his socks. I know this user hasn't edited in a while, but blocking may be helpful to prevent more block evading edits. I was wondering if you could take a look at this user. 47.227.95.73 (talk) 00:37, 24 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Your block of Irresistible95[edit]

Irresistible95 (talk · contribs) is clearly socking as 123.51.4.212 (talk · contribs). All the IPs edits are to restore undone edits by Irresistible95. Meters (talk) 03:52, 24 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]