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Possible return of LTA[edit]

Hi, I think Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Lazy-restless is back. This was added by Bengali editor. Yesterday and today, two new IP added same text (see page history, also IPs editing history). I can request for CU but most likely will be declined. Their behaviour and editing preferences are very similar. Consider blocking those IP ranges (you can use this tool to calculate) or semi-protect the article so that IP cann't edit (they frequently edit those page). Thanks. আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 19:53, 11 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@আফতাবুজ্জামান I indeffed Bengali editor back on April 19. -Ad Orientem (talk) 19:59, 11 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I meant, block Special:Contributions/, Special:Contributions/ or their IP ranges or semi-protect those page: Al-Ikhlas, Mahishasura, Taqwa, Draft:Islam and Arabic language. -- আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 20:04, 11 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@আফতাবুজ্জামান I misread your message. After looking at the page history I am going to block the two IPs. Unfortunately it is not likely to stop them, so I am also protecting all three pages. -Ad Orientem (talk) 20:19, 11 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Hi, I think they are back again with Special:Contributions/ The IP created Draft:Siddhacharya which Bengali editor edited. Book of Monotheism & Chapters on Indian religions was created by Bengali editor, later deletd but now this IP created Draft:Book of Monotheism & Draft:Chapters on Indian religions with almost same text. The IP added this, same as above two IP. Bengali editor edited Ziya-ur-Rahman Azmi and now this IP also. IP's editing interests are very similar. Pleas block the IP.
If possible, consider blocking this range as well (calculated using আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 15:56, 17 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@আফতাবুজ্জামান IP range blocked and the two newly created drafts have been deleted. -Ad Orientem (talk) 17:36, 17 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]


Hello, out of curiosity, I sometimes see some people using "!vote" or "!voting" (that is, with an exclamation mark). What does the "!" do? Asking you because I just saw an "!voting" on your user page... Thanks! RodRabelo7 (talk) 23:27, 18 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Hi RodRabelo7. Most Wikipedia discussions are Not a Vote. However we do indicate our preferred outcomes in discussions and for want of a better way of explaining it, we sometimes refer to this with the word "vote," preceded by the explanation point as a way of nodding to the widely accepted corollary to WP:CONSENSUS. --Ad Orientem (talk) 23:36, 18 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Possible Sockpuppet/User disruptive edits.[edit]

Hello, there is a user who I think is a sock puppet. The user in question is "BKeira930". BKeira930 is obsessed with editing composition sections in music articles. Their edits usually consist of them adding original or unreliable information. Administrators typically revert their edits, yet BKeira930 always reverts them back, which causes a disruption. Also, nearly each month BKeira930 is warned by administrators that they may be blocked for their actions yet they continue on with their behavior. Honestly this user should be looked into because they display sock puppet tendencies. OkIGetIt20 (talk) 13:43, 19 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@OkIGetIt20 I have blocked them for 72 hrs for disruptive editing. However, I am not seeing any evidence that they are socking. Who do you think is the master account? -Ad Orientem (talk) 14:25, 19 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I'm not sure! I might be wrong, but that account just gave me sock puppet vibes because of their edits. Either way that account is very disruptive and has been warned many times for their behavior. OkIGetIt20 (talk) 15:29, 19 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@OkIGetIt20 I agree with the long running disruption. Hence my block. But I don't have check user rights, so unless you have some idea who they might be, I am afraid I can't do much in that department. That said, this is their second block for generally disruptive behavior. If it continues, they are likely to end up being indeffed. Ad Orientem (talk) 15:33, 19 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

ITN recognition for Dabney Coleman[edit]

On 20 May 2024, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Dabney Coleman, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. PFHLai (talk) 12:03, 20 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]


Just a note (see diff below) to explain that I replied to your apparent comment to me ("Really?") at the AIV. However, I don't think you got the message as another administrator removed it shortly afterward. Just wanted to explain why I reported a stale IP ([1]). Yours. Zenon.Lach (talk) 19:38, 21 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Zenon.Lach Well another admin has blocked them. Given only the 1 non stale edit, I wouldn't have. But it's done. -Ad Orientem (talk) 19:47, 21 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Revision Delete Request[edit]

Hi there,

I asked @Hey man im josh already but it appears that they are offline. Could you delete the ones requested on their talk page and the ones on Dark skin? Thx! Myrealnamm (💬talk · ✏️contribs) at 21:26, 21 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Oh you just did it. Myrealnamm (💬talk · ✏️contribs) at 21:26, 21 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Myrealnamm Yeah, that was a bit over the top. -Ad Orientem (talk) 21:28, 21 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
And this? The edit summary, especially. Myrealnamm (💬talk · ✏️contribs) at 21:30, 21 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Ad Orientem There's a few more before ClueBot NG reverted. Myrealnamm (💬talk · ✏️contribs) at 21:33, 21 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
 Done -Ad Orientem (talk) 21:37, 21 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry if I'm giving too many. Myrealnamm (💬talk · ✏️contribs) at 21:39, 21 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry, my wording was awkward. I meant that I posted two here. Myrealnamm (💬talk · ✏️contribs) at 21:38, 21 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
It's alright. The last one was kinda borderline but I zapped it. -Ad Orientem (talk) 21:41, 21 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

ITN recognition for Ivan Boesky[edit]

On 23 May 2024, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Ivan Boesky, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. —Bagumba (talk) 15:49, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]