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RFPP: Drake[change source]

Please protect the highly-vandalized page about Drake (entertainer). Also consider a possible move to Drake (musician) in line with en:Drake (musician). Thanks, << S O M E G A D G E T G E E K >> (talk) 04:57, 11 November 2016 (UTC)

No protection needed for now: the vandalism has been only today, and seems to have stopped. Only two users were involved; one has been blocked and the other has had appropriate warnings. As for renaming, I created a redirect for the alternate title. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:49, 11 November 2016 (UTC)
Just resumed today. << S O M E G A D G E T G E E K >> (talk) 19:56, 11 November 2016 (UTC)
Yes, but only once, the anti-vandism bot reverted it right away, and it was several hours ago. We use semi-protection only when it becomes difficult to keep up with the vandalism. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:12, 11 November 2016 (UTC)
It has resumed again - and the changes have been hidden - clearly a sign of action needed to be taken ASAP. << S O M E G A D G E T G E E K >> (talk) 16:06, 17 November 2016 (UTC)
This appears to be the work of a single individual, so I have placed a 2 week anon-only (account creation enabled) block on the /44 IPv6 range for now. Neither this rangeblock nor page protection appears to be a viable long-term solution - a /44 range is larger than a typical end-user allocation, and page protection will probably deny editing to other well-meaning anonymous editors. Chenzw  Talk  17:26, 17 November 2016 (UTC)
And once more - from yet another IPv6 beginning with "2600:1..." which means we could be seeing block evasion! << S O M E G A D G E T G E E K >> (talk) 15:08, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

You drive me crazy[change source]

Put up several articles for quick deletion from Special:Contributions/ Guessing it's the same editor as an IP from yesterday who created Vermilion Bird but I can't find the address for that one. Both created several pages with "You drive me crazy when you start to tease
 You could bring the devil to his knees". Since it could be different admins who handled the qd's I wanted to bring attention to it here. Thanks!--Tbennert (talk) 23:22, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

Is there something we need to do about this? I saw those: it looked like it was a quotation from a song. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:34, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
Given the quantity I thought there might be a block for one, I just wanted to make sure you all knew there were two. Not much good to only deal with one part of the problem. Thanks!--Tbennert (talk) 05:18, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

Disney vandal is back[change source]

After big range blocks and locking down pages stopped the Disney vandal, these have started expiring, and it is no surprise that he/she is back. Once again, please block on sight, don't waste time with warnings, and lock pages down again. Maybe we need to look at locking and blocking for three months or more.--Peterdownunder (talk) 00:26, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

Could you remind us what behavior to watch out for? I have a few children's movies on my watchlist because I've seen repeated problems with them, but I'm not sure if it's the same sort of thing you're talking about. --Auntof6 (talk) 03:41, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
Maybe we should also invite our non-admin users to report right away when they see this. --Auntof6 (talk) 03:42, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
Common behaviour is to change the composer, or to add actors. A quick check of enwiki, or IMDB, or sometimes the actor/composers website will show no evidence of their involvement. Be suspicious of any change to a children's movie. I'll put a note on Simple talk too.--Peterdownunder (talk) 04:21, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
Ah, yes, I definitely see that from time to time. Thanks for the reply. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:21, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the warning , I've ran into it on this , and wasn't sure about prior edit. reverted both.--HakanIST (talk) 08:03, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

Turkeybutt JC block evasion[change source]

This IP is User:Turkeybutt JC evading the block placed on them here. English Wikipedia talkpage and block log confirms it. In fact, the IP was blocked here before, but they're still at it. J991 17:09, 25 November 2016 (UTC)

I'm sorry. I'm not disputing articles' neutralities or other NPOVist garbage anymore. I don't know whether the Standard Offer applies to other Wikipedias or if talk page edits didn't count (for if I just wanted to ask a question) I was worried I could get blocked again. :( -- (talk) 17:45, 25 November 2016 (UTC)
While you are blocked, you are not allowed to make any edit, even on talk pages, except to ask to be unblocked, even if you are not logged in. However, I see that your (Turkeybutt JC's) block includes not being allowed to edit your talk page, so the only way you can ask for an unblock is to send email to the administrators' mailing list. I have blocked this IP again, but that doesn't mean that it's OK to edit from it when that block ends. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:46, 25 November 2016 (UTC)
This editor has a history of refusing (or choosing to ignore) well-intentioned advice from other editors, be in on this wiki or on EN. I would recommend future evasion attempts to be enforced with a block (+preventing talk page access). Chenzw  Talk  02:19, 26 November 2016 (UTC)

List of countries[change source]

I think List of countries might need protection again. Lots of reverts today, and IPs are removing content with no reason. J991 20:32, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

 Done--Peterdownunder (talk) 21:00, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

2 requests[change source]

At Wikipedia:Notability (people)#Athletes the advice says "Sports people are may be notable if they have". I don't want to edit it because I'm not sure if it is supposed to be "are" or "may be". Can one of you change it to the correct one?

Also on the QD template is it possible to add a note something like "It is nice to let the page creator know about the deletion request. You can notify them by adding {{?... to their Talk page". I have no idea what the template is but I know other people use one. I can't be the only one who doesn't know the template for the talk page. Thanks! --Tbennert (talk) 17:11, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

It should say may be. All sub-notability criteria are just rules of thumb on when something is likely to be notable. Heck even the grand daddy "WP:N" only indicates likely notability. -DJSasso (talk) 18:53, 2 December 2016 (UTC)