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June music

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Franz Kafka died 100 years ago OTD, hence the story. I uploaded a few pics from the visit of Graham87. -- Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:36, 3 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Comment on Philippines at the 1924 Summer Olympics

Just regarding your edit summary on the article, "As of these Games, the Philippines has yet to earn an Olympic medal"? strange. they won a gold medal for weightlifting in 2020; they won three medals in 1932", the statement was referring to the edition of the Games itself rather than the future editions^^ Arconning (talk) 12:26, 1 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Won't be tough for you! Check possible sock

Hi Drmies, can you check this? I have a feeling of those new editors who are adding same likely things are WP:NOTHERE or possible socks. Grazie! Safari ScribeEdits! Talk! 14:39, 2 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Revdel request at WP:BLPN

This. Thank you as always. JFHJr () 02:53, 3 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

I can't tell who fixed this. But thank you, whoever did. Cheers. JFHJr () 03:18, 3 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thanks for reporting it. Drmies (talk) 03:21, 3 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

July 2024

  There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Move review/Log/2024 July regarding a requested move in which you have expressed interest. The thread is ABC News (United States). Thank you. — Red-tailed hawk (nest) 00:54, 4 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Newbie sock?

Hey, Normanhunter2 reminds me of another suspicious user I reported to Spicy, Harpick. I don't think that Norman and Harpick are the same user, but the fact that they both immediately jumped into certain things triggers the same suspicion. Here's a list:

  • Account created on June 16 (coincidentally the same creation date as Harpick)
  • Creation of userpage and user Talk page almost immediately
  • Citing wikified guidelines and policies in edit summaries
  • Nominating articles for deletion.
  • Voting at AfDs
  • Non-admin closures at ANI

It was the last one that drew my attention because one of the two closures was inaccurate (not vandalism or anything). That closure, which I reverted, triggered this discussion.--Bbb23 (talk) 16:11, 4 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Ponyo took care of it.--Bbb23 (talk) 22:56, 4 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
It's my version of Fourth of July fireworks for the two of you.-- Ponyobons mots 22:58, 4 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
Sorry I was baking birthday pizzas. DYK that George Washington favored prosciutto, honey, and caramelized onions? Drmies (talk) 15:43, 5 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
[citation needed]-- Ponyobons mots 15:48, 5 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
Busy day! I'm willing to do a little OR on the GW recipe. It's a good concept. Amazing what one can do with a pizza stone in a small convection oven these days. BusterD (talk) 22:36, 5 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
Right--so my friend brought over their Ninja pizza oven, and his wife brought enough dough for 18 pizzas. It was crazy. Of course I had pizza for lunch--but mine had pesto and ham and tomatoes. Mrs. Drmies had the GW pizza and she liked it. Happy 5th! Your country is a day old! Drmies (talk) 22:54, 5 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Down-ball at DRV

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Down-ball. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. Just the messenger here Star Mississippi 03:13, 5 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Article created maybe not notable?

Hello there. In my random trawling's I came across this article. Reading through it I couldn't figure out anything actually notable enough for this subject to have a Wikipedia article, so I was going to at least PROD it or nominate it for AfD for being non-notable. However then I noticed that you created it and thought that was strange, you're not known for creating non-notable articles and I always trust all of your edits. So I thought I'd reach out to see if you recall creating it and if you today still think there's a reason the article is notable. The subject just seems to be a Confederate soldier, like many hundreds of thousands of others, who just happened to have some minor mentions in a couple of documents. Canterbury Tail talk 14:53, 5 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

  • Hmm thanks for the reminder. I don't typically write "notable for" when I write something up. It wouldn't be the first one of mine that got deleted though I think my track record is pretty decent. I think Bossier is more than just a regular guy (at least he got a poem written for him) and I'll try to prove it. Drmies (talk) 15:59, 5 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
    • I'll walk away from it then and leave it in your hands to do with as you see fit. Have a good one. Canterbury Tail talk 16:01, 5 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
      • Ha, maybe he'll scrape by. Thanks for the kind words, BTW. Drmies (talk) 16:06, 5 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
      • User:Canterbury Tail, I think I scraped that barrel and got to the bottom. I can't really find fault with your reasoning. I think his importance--as I tried to indicate--lies in his somewhat exemplary role as the figure of a planter's son. The difference between him and countless others (well, thousands of em) is in the fact that he's written up, but I can't dispute that some of these sources are ancillary, except for the Eaton one--for which, unfortunately, I can't peruse the sources, so I can't see what else might be there. A (notable) guy wrote a poem about him. Now, he has a family too, and he is likely the scion of a notable family, the Bossiers, and he had a father or an uncle who was a legislator (I can find that maybe in genealogy sites but I wouldn't want to cite them), and he may have been a legislator himself (I wish Eaton had made that clear)--and that latter point would be enough, I suppose.
        But that's about all I can argue right now, and if you want to put him up at AfD, I'm fine with that: we do have standards to uphold! Thanks again, and take care, Drmies (talk) 21:57, 5 July 2024 (UTC)Reply


Hi, I was wondering if you could check and see if this account[1] is another sock puppet account of Dpugh500/Dpugh520?[2] The account was created a little over a month ago and they've tried replacing legit sources regarding voice actresses' DOB or age with poor sources in edits such as these.[3][4][5].

He even once removed a YOB stating in the edit summary that there wasn't any reason for it to mentioned[6]. Which makes no sense and not unlike the reasonings Dpugh500 gave for removing someone's age or YOB a few months back.[7][8] Kcj5062 (talk) 21:21, 5 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

  • Strange, huh. Yes, you were correct. Thanks. Drmies (talk) 21:28, 5 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
    • Thank you. I also have a question. When an editor gets blocked, does only their current IP address keep them from making another account? Because as far as I know, this is that person's third account. And it seems like unless there's an IP range block for wherever he's at, he's just gonna continue to keep making new accounts in the future. Kcj5062 (talk) 21:43, 5 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
      • Well, the technicalities are at Wikipedia:Autoblock, and an admin can place a block on the range, including a block that prevents the making of new accounts. What kind of block is placed, and for how long, that depends on circumstances, including the behavior of the abuser and the kind of range we're dealing with. Obviously I can't say anything about particulars but we do what we can. Thanks, Drmies (talk) 21:48, 5 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Vietnam-based IP

The anonymous editor that you just reverted appears to have been spamming multiple pages over the past year; see my post on the military history project discussion page. Huntthetroll (talk) 01:59, 6 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Quick sock inquiry

User:Fugabus was recently sock blocked on behavioral grounds. Fugabus went inactive for about a month before the block. User:War_Term has displayed the same subject matter POV re Simon Ekpa and Biafra related articles. F and WT both seek attention to no end, to the point of tailing editors who they seek attention from, and even adding a bounce animation on WT's user page, which I previously disused on my own. I know I'm not the only user WT and F have both tailed this way, but I've assured confidentiality to the similarly situated editor to email me about things like this. With CU specs, do you think this is the same socker, or do you reckon it's better at SPI with diffs for a behavioral check? I'd like to save everyone time at SPI by not requesting CU there if nothing is there. The behavior-only route would take time collecting diffs. So thank you if you're inclined and able at all to shove me in the right direction. JFHJr () 02:26, 6 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

thank you note

You replied to a disruptive editor on the Odin talk page:

"Play nice and be respectful and you won't see me again"

I found this wonderfully amusing as only seconds before I'd thought, "hey! there's Drmies again!"

I see you again and again and again, and everywhere. Your contribution is remarkable!

Thank you! Pimprncess (talk) 06:57, 6 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

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Hmm yes

Thank you for this. It turned out to be a royal PITA. I was ashamed of myself for getting cross with them, which I shouldn't have, but, sheesh, the edits, the edits (takes paracetamol before continuing). They seem to be using some kind of AI or Grammarly or something to suggest edits which they uncritically accept even if they make no sense, or actually reverse the meaning, or whatever. And then they righteously defend them with just a touch of hurt over being so misunderstood. I went back (after their departure) and sorted out more of their horrible mess but I really hope we never see them again. Thanks for the intervention. Cheers DBaK (talk) 08:10, 6 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

oh god, they're back? ltbdl (talk) 11:40, 6 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
Well the block was by User:Ponyo, who deserves a medal every day. Drmies (talk) 14:11, 6 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
I found one more, an as-yet unused account. Yes, those are just very poor edits, but some people can't be told they're wrong. Goes for me too of course. Drmies (talk) 14:18, 6 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Need assistance with "Malvika Iyer" page which has been consistently vandalized by a user

Hello Drmies, thank you for explaining that we use last names on Wikipedia throughout the article. Kindly check the edits made my User Raghuleeds who originally replaced last name with first name stating the reason "Prevent casteism references". The reason is ridiculous as Wikipedia has a rule of using last name. His edits remained and nobody changed it. It's difficult to stop this user from consistently making inappropriate changes to this page. For example, using the word "self bomb blast" which is incorrect. The user also used words like “detonation” indicating Malvika tried to commit suicide. The fact is simple- Malvika met with a tragic accident in her childhood. What can be done? Please advice. Thank you for your time. Disabilityawareness (talk) 14:31, 7 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

  • Thanks--they won't be bothering the article anymore. Drmies (talk) 16:04, 7 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
    • Drmies, I don't know if Disabilityawareness and Kindness88 are meat or sock puppets, but aside from their SPA-like interest in the Iyer article, you may not have noticed that after Disabilityawareness posted above, Kindness88 refactored the post as if they were the same person.--Bbb23 (talk) 16:09, 7 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
      • Ha I thought I saw something weird there. Thanks. I was actually wondering, earlier this morning, whether Disabilityawareness should be blocked because of their user name. What do you think, Bbb? Drmies (talk) 16:11, 7 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
        • I assume your block of Kindness88 was for being a sock of Disabilityawareness. If so, I would block Disability as the master rather than for a username violation. I suspect they are either the subject or closely affiliated with the subject - at the end of the day, they are not an asset. Even after I trimmed it some, the article is still way too promotional. Did you take a look at Iyer's website? If it really belongs to her, as opposed to being a fansite, it's amazingly self-congratulatory.--Bbb23 (talk) 16:21, 7 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Question about an IP

Hey there Drmies. This IP called me a POS here. Over the last couple of weeks they've engaged in heavy POV editing in the Serbs of Croatia article (their IP is dynamic hence it changes every couple of days). Based on their editing style however, I know that this is a registered user who is editing logged out, presumably to avoid being tracked. I know editing logged out isn't wrong on its own, but is the registered editor liable to be sanctioned for this behavior even though they are using IPs? Does a SPA have to be filed to prove this? I know that admins don't explicitly link IPs to accounts, hence why I am asking. Thank you for your time. --Griboski (talk) 14:57, 7 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

  • Well, anytime you want to argue that some IP is actually a registered user, you need to produce some evidence if you're going to name the user, cause it's a pretty serious accusation. An SPI does that. That's really about all I can say right now, but I'm going to have a look at the IP and see if they've already dug their own grave on their own merits. Drmies (talk) 16:06, 7 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
  • I see Bbb23 beat me to it and I agree with them. Drmies (talk) 16:06, 7 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Regarding long ongoing vandalism in Maratha Confederacy article


A user Padfoot is repeatedly removing sourced content (WP:RS) from Maratha Confederacy article without any valid reason. See this [9], [10] He is telling any editor to have a discussion or consensus if they wanna add any information in the article. Moreover he is not accepting the statement of reliable sources and when I am asking him to provide any sources for support of his statement or views he isn't (see this [11]). The article prior to my most recent edits [12] [13] has numerous failed sources and wrong information in the lead, when i am correcting it, he is reverting my edits, removing wrong information and changing it to correct information doesn't require consensus or discussion. I have even quoted from the sources so that other editors could easily verify it. It is possible that he could have reverted my edits once again by the time you read this. Kindly see to it.

Regards Mohammad Umar Ali (talk) 01:56, 8 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

July music

story · music · places

Pictured on the Main page: Brian's Mozart family grand tour, my story today, and Mozart related to all three items of music on my talk: our 2023 concert, an opera in a theatre where a Mozart premiere took place, and those remembered, Martti Wallén, a bass, and Liana Isakadze, a violinist from Georgia (whose article would be better with more details about her music-making). -- Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:03, 9 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

My story today is - because of the anniversary of the premiere OTD in 1782 - about Die Entführung aus dem Serail, opera by Mozart, while yesterday's was - because of the TFA - about Les contes d'Hoffmann, opera by Offenbach, - so 3 times Mozart again if you click on "music" ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:48, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

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LilianaUwU (talk / contributions) 23:30, 9 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Hey Drmies, how have you been? I noticed that the content of the Hasan Zyko Kamberi article has been copy-pasted from a work of Robert Elsie [14]. I am going to rewrite the article, but does it first need to be deleted by an admin so the copyright material is hidden from public view? Ktrimi991 (talk) 14:17, 10 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Carbonated milk again

Hello. The fellow you blocked in May for trolling on carbonated milk has returned. Previous request. Return. XabqEfdg (talk) 21:55, 10 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Piotr Glas

Piotr Glas (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) was arrested last month and charged with ten sexual offenses against children. Content on that matter was added here 25 June 24. (contribs | filter log) has been removing that content. Should it be on the article? Sources on the page and that I've found:

  • "Former Jersey Catholic priest charged with 10 historic sexual offences against a child on island". ITV. 25 June 2024. Archived from the original on 25 June 2024. Retrieved 29 June 2024.
  • "Man charged with sexual offences". States of Jersey Police. Archived from the original on 20 June 2024. Retrieved 30 June 2024.</ref>
  • "Polski ksiądz oskarżony o ataki seksualne na dzieci. Angielska diecezja potwierdza" [Polish priest in UK accused of sex crimes against minors]. Rzeczpospolita (in Polish). 24 June 2024. Archived from the original on 24 June 2024. Retrieved 11 July 2024.
  • "Polish priest in UK accused of sex crimes against minors". Polskie Radio. 25 June 2024. Archived from the original on 11 July 2024. Retrieved 11 July 2024.

The Jersey Police cite was added on 25 June, I added the ITV cite to the article and just dug up the last two. The Polskie Radio references Rzeczpospolita. Thank you for looking into this! Cheers Adakiko (talk) 09:55, 11 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

  • Hmm that's really a matter for WP:BLPN; I don't want to make a snap judgment here. But the IP editor is certainly being disruptive with their unexplained removals, and I blocked them for a week. Drmies (talk) 16:50, 12 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thanks, I'll post on BLPN. Cheers Adakiko (talk) 19:35, 12 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
FYI: WP:BLPN#Piotr Glas Thanks again! Adakiko (talk) 20:29, 12 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

vandalism versus good faith

i did not vandalize wikipedia and i would like you to retract your claim. Daddyelectrolux (talk) 23:29, 13 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Drmies, my opinion is that the editor is skating on very thin ice. Cullen328 (talk) 02:43, 14 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Cullen328: How thin does it have to get before they fall through?--Bbb23 (talk) 22:15, 14 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
Cullen328, my opinion is that Drmies fucked up by calling me a vandal. i dont think thats right, forgive me for being more than a little offended by this. i invite either or both of you to pursue action based on my good faith addition to the article. i dare you. Daddyelectrolux (talk) 15:22, 14 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
I hope you have enjoyed your time on Wikipedia. —DIYeditor (talk) 21:39, 14 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
[17] —DIYeditor (talk) 21:45, 14 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
and? Daddyelectrolux (talk) 22:04, 14 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
If you're going to be coy about it (indicate you have no idea what you are doing) then it'll probably be worse. It'd be easier just to say you recognize the issue(s).
I don't know that what you inserted in the assassination attempt article was vandalism, it was more like WP:SYNTH or WP:OR in its original form without being cited to something from a WP:RS that ties it to the article. Properly cited to a RS that mentions it in context, it might be fine. Freaking out about it makes it into a bigger problem than it is. —DIYeditor (talk) 22:18, 14 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
User:DIYeditor, I consider that edit to be a serious violation of the BLP: the suggestion is--well it's pretty clear what the suggestion is. Drmies (talk) 14:50, 15 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
I'm not familiar enough with the topic to say. A quick search finds mentions of it from diverse sources in relation to the assassination attempt. [18]. I don't think these sources existed at the time the material was added though, and I agree, it was mentioned in a way that lacked context and insinuated a direct connection. —DIYeditor (talk) 20:31, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Francisco Geraldes

My kind fellow user, top of the afternoon to you!

Can you please protect this page for a few weeks? A bit sick and tired of cleaning this IP's pidgin English, ONE-LINE paragraphs in wording and addition of unsourced info (as seen here, with more Anglish "to go"). And on 24 January it was also them i reverted, so seems to be quite the IP range...

Take care, thanks in advance RevampedEditor (talk) 15:43, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

  • I blocked a range: I wish more soccer editors would treat this website like an actual encyclopedia... Hope you're doing well. You know I'm still in grief. England. Grr. Drmies (talk) 16:13, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

User:Amandeep Jhajj

This user that you recently warned seems to be part of an active sock farm: Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Amandeep Jhajj. Helpful Raccoon (talk) 20:51, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

I concur. I blocked the account, but it looks like the tip of the iceberg. Daniel Quinlan (talk) 21:03, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
Oh it is. Helpful Raccoon, pray that my laptop doesn't crash with two dozen screens open. Someone started a COIN report but you might as well stop that. It's blocks all around. Drmies (talk) 21:11, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply