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@Saroj Uprety: (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)

Possible sockpuppet of problematic editor Fourlaxers, constistently makes incorrect edits without providing legal, reliable sources and violates rules on quote limitations (while also adding excessive unnecessary emphasis). I request indefinite protection of all those articles, and that the IP be blocked for a long period of time. DawgDeputy (talk) 14:00, 23 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]


@Saroj Uprety:

Plumerlumber (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)

Consistently violates rules on quote limitations, adds excessive unnecessary categories, etc. Requesting any term of blocking of this user and indefinite protection of all articles they touched. DawgDeputy (talk) 14:03, 23 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
There are no rules on quote limitations. For proposed rules see Wikiquote:Limits on quotations. Butwhatdoiknow (talk) 15:26, 23 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
1. You are not helping. IP user had numerous blocks for the same reason: Persistent copyright violations. See its block log.
2. This is not WQ:VIP. I am reporting a problematic editor, not a vandal. DawgDeputy (talk) 15:30, 23 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I hereby state why I don't have the right to edit Wikiquotes page? This is my first time editing Wikiquotes. The page says you can help by editing. So the first page I edited was the page Wreck-It Ralph. As I am very interested in these articles, I thought why not edit them? So the first edit was adding these two casts. Taffyta Muttonfudge (voice) and Markowski (voice). If you can reference the original Wikipedia article, the casts are stated there too. Next I added categories of 2010s American animated films, American children's animated comic science fiction films, American children's animated science fantasy films, Category:American computer-animated films, Category:Animated films about friendship, Category:Animated buddy films, Category:Films about children to the categories list. That is all I did for that page. And the user DawgDeputy reverted the edits stating the reason was "Wrong categories." If you can happen to view the original Wikipedia article the same categories are listed. I tried to do the same thing to two other articles as you can see in my log. However this user DawgDeputy, whom I am assuming is a moderator is ruthlessly reverting my edits as if I am some sort of vandal. I want to edit in good faith. What am I even doing wrong. I might have hurt his sentiments by adding a lead to Brothers Bear page, but its stated the same in its Wikipedia article. I don't want to be confrontational at all. Seeing how there are actually moderators above. I really want to get an answer why my categories are wrong, why my edits are false, why I am a copyright vandal or a problematic editor? I am threatened with possible IP ban when all I want to do is simple edits? Plumerlumber (talk) 13:11, 23 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • @DawgDeputy: It's difficult to tell how something like Wreck-It Ralph doesn't qualify as a "American computer-animated film". I'm inclined to point out that you are required, and not requested to discuss disagreements with other users before you come here demanding indefinite blocks and indefinite protections. GMGtalk 17:29, 23 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
First and foremost, if you have "open eyes" go to Wikipedia page for Wreck-it-Ralph and scroll down to categories section, and search for the term "American computer-animated films." If you have "eyes" you should be able to locate the category. Now This film is American and it is computer animated. So I simply copied and pasted that category from Wikipedia to Wikiquotes. Do you have a problem with me doing that? Second of all what does the last part of your sentence even mean? When did I "demanding indefinite blocks and indefinite protections." All I said previously was "moderators" please tell me what am I doing wrong. I did not demand anything. Plumerlumber (talk) 13:33, 23 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • First, while yes we want to trim quotes to a reasonable level when they get out of hand, it is correct that we do not have anything but a proposed rule with regards to limits on the number of quotes. Second, I don't believe that the categories that were added in your example were inappropriate - they seem to fit to the work on the page. Third, while there does seem to be a disagreement between you and this user, I fail to see why they should be blocked indefinitely - and your demand that they be so blocked just seems like another example of hostile behavior towards other users who do not share your views. ~ UDScott (talk) 17:37, 23 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
None of them do. Some were even redundant. DawgDeputy (talk) 18:06, 23 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The limits on quotation states "Five quotes maximum per hour, i.e., about one quote every 12 minutes. Quotes not assigned to specific characters are discarded. Recommended maximum length of quotes: seven lines by one character, ten lines of dialogue. Taglines do not count towards the total number of quotes." I will abide by that rules. All I did was add a two line quote to one of the articles. All I want to do now is add a lead to Brothers Bear, add categories, and I won't even add a quote now to Brothers Bear. Deal? Seriously, this user is acting as if I am some sort of Disney attacker. I am not. I am actually unemployed, very poor currently. ~ Plumerlumber 13:47, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
I added categories to two articles and a lead to one article. I am stating it my actions beforehand showing I am not a vandal. Plumerlumber 14:31, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Who said you were a vandal? You are nothing more than problematic. Major difference. DawgDeputy (talk) 20:27, 23 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Admins I request you to look into this issue. I edited to the barest minimum. I used the principle of least privilege and even then user DawgDeputy reverted my edits. This user has some sort of vendetta against me ever since I started editing. I will continue to revert the user's edits, because I don't see where I am wrong. If need be the user is the one who needs to be put into the noticeboard, not me. Plumerlumber (talk) 20:46, 23 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Redundancy is where you are wrong. Adding categories that do not fit the article, as well as categories that are not necessary. DawgDeputy (talk) 23:42, 23 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Second time reverting edits by Dawg.Plumerlumber (talk) 00:30, 24 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Numerous problematic IP users made similar edits on numerous articles long before you, and they were all undone (because they were wrong). I have no vendetta against you in particular. Just the edits. DawgDeputy (talk) 03:08, 24 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Third time reverting edits by Dawg.Plumerlumber (talk) 13:11, 24 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Will you stop pointing out how many times I am undoing your unnecessary edits? It is unnecessary to do so. You really need to leave the articles alone until a consensus is reached. DawgDeputy (talk) 14:12, 24 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
No discussion at Talk:Wreck-It Ralph? If I were an admin I'd be considering blocking you both for a week for edit warring. Butwhatdoiknow (talk) 15:28, 24 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I find Plumerlumber's activities here to be suspiciously precocious and aggressive, given that they only created an account a few days ago and have never had any activity on any other wiki. BD2412 T 20:19, 24 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Did you mean to say "never had any activity using the Plumerlumber user name on any other wiki"? Or is there a rule against using different names on different wikis? Butwhatdoiknow (talk) 21:29, 24 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
All usernames are global now, meaning that if you register for a username on any wiki, you have that username on all wikis. Wikimedia is a single and entire project. The prohibition against using multiple accounts on a single wiki reasonably should carry over to other wikis. I can't think of an above-board reason why an editor on one wiki would want to conceal this activity in editing another. As for this specific editor, unless they choose to identify some other username under which they have edited elsewhere, there is no way to know that they have edited other wikis (or here) under a different username. BD2412 T 18:23, 25 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hello everyone I decided not to edit Wikiquotes anymore. I mean it said in the account creation page, Wikiquote is made my people like you. "Anyone can edit pages in Wikiquote, including this one - just select the Edit this Page link on the top or bottom of this page if you think it needs improvement. You don't need special credentials, you don't even need to be logged in. You can try your hand at editing in our sandbox." So I created an account. Doesn't mean I have to do my same account from Wikipedia. Then I edited using the principle of least privilege which is categories. I even tried to say how Brothers Bear was the last traditional animated film from Disney. The only quotes I added was a two line quote that was missing in Brothers Bear. Apparently, all I did was wrong. Everything was problematic, redundant, and harmful including the categories from the literal Wikipedia page, the Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB external links and that lead in Brothers Bear. My contributions are simply like dirt to people like you. I don't want to fight or be confrontational. I simply quit. Thanks for everything.Plumerlumber (talk) 20:40, 24 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Do we still have the rule "Don't bite newcomers"?--Arvatkaa Kuka (talk) 01:27, 26 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Where has that ever been "the rule" on this project? WQ:BITE has been a proposal since 2006. BD2412 T 06:11, 26 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Arvatkaa Kuka, BD2412 has concluded that Plumerlumber is not a newcomer to Wikimedia wikis and, hence, does not entitled to the protection of that rule courtesy. Butwhatdoiknow (talk) 15:25, 26 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Even if they were, "Don't bite newcomers" is not a suicide pact. A newcomer who immediately engages in uncivil conduct or makes counterproductive edits after being informed of policies against them need not be given free reign to continue this behavior. BD2412 T 17:50, 26 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for the information!--Arvatkaa Kuka (talk) 18:15, 26 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]


The message to display on error is "undefined", which should be fixed. Leaderboard (talk) 10:03, 17 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wikipedia sockpuppets- blocks needed

Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Zjholder issues should do all the explaining.

Blocks needed here for:

Thanks in advance. Magitroopa (talk) 15:18, 17 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Template:Italic title

Anyone know why this particular template seems to be having an issue? Specifically, when it is used, a warning appears saying "Warning: This page calls Template:Italic title which causes a template loop (an infinite recursive call)." and the effect desired by the use of the template does not appear to work. I can't see any difference in the code for the template compared to its past versions (before vandalism). This is where my lack of technical knowledge appears - I don't understand what is wrong with it. Does anyone know? Thanks. ~ UDScott (talk) 13:58, 11 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

  • The problem was vandalism in the underlying {{Str find}} template, now reverted and protected. This particular vandal of multiple addresses has been very busy. ~ Ningauble (talk) 20:01, 11 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Removal of interface administrator permission

Dear bureaucrats (@BD2412, GreenMeansGo, UDScott), ~riley (talk · contributions) requested yesterday on Meta-Wiki that his administrator and interface-administrator permissions on this project be removed. Given that interface administrator is a flag that can be granted and removed locally, could you please assist us in completing his request for removal of permissions? Thanks. Best regards, -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 19:36, 9 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

  • Yes check.svgY Done. One hand giveth... BD2412 T 21:06, 9 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • Hmm. This is unfortunate. I apologize I wasn't available. I've had little to no internet for the past few weeks. @~riley: Hope all is well. If you ever need a sounding board I believe you already have my email. GMGtalk 10:24, 15 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Pierce129 has been spamming a certain online quotes database into some articles. All of them have been reverted because that's evidently why he's only here for. At worst, he may even be that site's webmaster. --Eaglestorm (talk) 21:59, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

although he hasn't edited anything in ten days (and got reverted by @BD2412, something may have to be done.--Eaglestorm (talk) 23:37, 21 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Total Drama Action

Total Drama Action is the target of persistent LTA IP vandals who refuse to comply with the rules. It has been the same situation for over half a year. "Deleted sence"? "Anime" characters on a Canadian animated series from an entirely different company? Clearly vandalism. Requesting indefinite blocking. DawgDeputy (talk) 13:18, 5 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Protected. —Justin (koavf)TCM 17:41, 5 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I tried checking certain articles (Star Wars films and Behind Enemy Lines), and they redirect to this article under a template loop. --Eaglestorm (talk) 10:20, 8 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Evilasio DP. Jr2 (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)
And now one of those vandals is trying to circumvent the protection of Total Drama Action and trying to restore its vandalism without any explanation as to why. DawgDeputy (talk) 17:05, 19 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
And deny this user access to any talk page, including its own. DawgDeputy (talk) 22:01, 19 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
And here is our evidence. DawgDeputy (talk) 13:22, 20 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
That vandal is persistent. It is obvious it will not stop until it gets its way. Revoke this user's talk page access. DawgDeputy (talk) 11:45, 21 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
And just to make sure no further vandalism is done, I request indefinite full protection on all Total Drama-related articles and any or all future sockpuppets (IP or legit) be denied talk page access upon their blocking. DawgDeputy (talk) 11:32, 23 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Problematic IPs on the loose...


These IPs have been repeatedly problematic in its edits, making absolutely unnecessary changes to articles, adding too many quotes to certain articles in violation of copyright, etc. These IPs must be blocked severely, and the articles protected from future IP vandals indefinitely. DawgDeputy (talk) 20:59, 26 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

And the vandalism continues. DawgDeputy (talk) 12:12, 27 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Missing file on QOTD

Hi, today's QOTD on the main page has a missing picture which was deleted on Commons. Could it be removed or replaced? Also see section on Talk:Main Page. Thanks, Aranya (talk) 17:50, 10 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

The missing image has now been replaced. ~ ♌︎Kalki ⚓︎ 21:30, 10 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Rugrats vandalism


Rugrats is the target of misinformation from unreliable sources and attacking users. Indefinite protection of the article and indefinite/global blocking of the IPs is appropriate. DawgDeputy (talk) 11:57, 13 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I've protected the page for a month. ~ UDScott (talk) 12:41, 13 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I recommend making the protection of that page indefinite. Considering how these IP vandals keep ranting and raving in utter denial, and denying that IMDB can easily be doctored like Wikipedia and Wikiquote, they will not stop until they get their way or are otherwise dealt with for good. DawgDeputy (talk) 22:06, 14 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Please protect (or delete) User talk: excessive vandalism from WMF-banned user. --Mtarch11 (talk) 03:29, 15 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Protection (2)

Please protect Past and Talk:Past: excessive vandalism from WMF-banned user. Thanks, --Mtarch11 (talk) 05:53, 19 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Please delete: Talk:Saints: WMF-banned user target --Mtarch11 (talk) 06:32, 23 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

IP user (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)

This IP constantly violates copyvio and vandalizes quotes by adding unnecessary emphasis, and no matter how many warning messages I send it, it ignores them. This user must be blocked indefinitely. DawgDeputy (talk) 12:28, 23 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I have blocked the IP for a month - should the behavior continue after that point, longer blocks can be considered. ~ UDScott (talk) 12:32, 23 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Barnstar given under false pretenses...

Christian M. (2016) recently received a "barnstar" from a vandal/troll who was clearly trying to spread its ridiculous agenda all over Wikiquote (illegally). And Christian M. foolishly believes it is legit. He is wrong. All of the following edits must be stricken, as if the "barnstar" never existed.

Exhibit A
Exhibit B
Exhibit C

Please make things right and strike those edits before Christian M. attempts to restore it again. DawgDeputy (talk) 03:27, 20 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

  • The user was blocked a week before you made this post. For context, it's not super uncommon for me to log in and have 30 some odd notifications from trolls pinging me to projects I've never even visited. The most expeditious thing to do is just ignore them. When you get all riled up and offended, you're pretty much just giving them exactly what they want. It's not really a dire emergency that we police someone's talk page because what was probably a bored and maladapted 14 year old besmirched your honor. You're probably just giving them way more attention and gratification by pinging every admin on the project and demanding satisfaction. GMGtalk 13:20, 21 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I refuse to sanction blatant vandalism and those who support it. Ignoring them just leaves them free to vandalize (when they should have been stripped of Wikimedia privileges permanently). It will never stop them. Taking action is the only way. And blaming the victims for the actions of the vandals who started that whole mess in the first place is highly unconscionable. And we only get offended because the vandals caused this mess, not me. Vandalism is highly intolerable on all of Wikimedia.
And Christian M. (2016) is also trying to sanction blatant vandalism, believing the fake barnstar is a reward. And posting this report a week after the vandal was blocked-- It was never a big deal until Christian M. foolishly restored it after I had removed it when he should have left it alone to begin with. Those edits have to be stricken from the record so as to save myself, Eaglestorm, and many other users a world of hassle of undoing the vandalism Christian M. was redoing. DawgDeputy (talk) 20:12, 21 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Seriously, all I asked for was for the edits to be stricken from the edit history as punishment for Christian M. (2016) and the vandal that gave him that illegal "barnstar" in the first place. DawgDeputy (talk) 12:28, 23 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Rugrats vandalism

...again. A blatant vandal with poor grammar skills refuses to believe that Rugrats was cancelled in 2004, despite multiple reliable sources (including the one provided in the talk page) proving otherwise and continues to jump from one IP to another. I request that all IP vandals involved be blocked and that the page be protected indefinitely, as temporary protection will not stop them. DawgDeputy (talk) 15:41, 22 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yeah, that guy. He's banned by the Foundation and may not edit any WMF project. Just revert everything he adds; nothing he adds is reliable, ever, because he makes things up. Antandrus (talk) 14:49, 23 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I really think only those with an account (and only one account) should be allowed to edit. How else will this vandalism end or even slow down? DawgDeputy (talk) 17:00, 23 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
And in light of this persistent vandal continuously trying to mess with us on the noticeboard and the Rugrats talk page, I recommend this noticeboard and that talk page be protected against the IP(s) indefinitely. DawgDeputy (talk) 18:18, 23 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I heard somewhere that he had served a few years in prison for his actions on the WMF. I am quite surprised they still allowed him to edit here after he was released, or even let him keep his Internet privileges. DawgDeputy (talk) 18:40, 23 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
He was in jail for several years for stalking/harassment/threats but it was unrelated to WMF. Still, it was great to have a break from his obsessive harassment (2015-2018). Antandrus (talk) 18:45, 23 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Noticeboard protected

FYI I semi protected this page for a week given the level of vandalism --DannyS712 (talk) 02:15, 26 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Protection request

Can an administrator please protect Pope John Paul II? It keeps on being vandalised by a WMF-banned editor. Thanks. --Ferien (talk) 16:59, 25 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

And it's related to the topic above me, #Rugrats vandalism -- Ferien (talk) 17:01, 25 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Done, before I saw this request --DannyS712 (talk) 02:15, 26 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

And now could anyone please (semi-)protect Pope Benedict XVI for a while? It seems vandalized by an anon, probably the same person on the above . --Aphaia (talk) 18:40, 26 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svgY Done ~ UDScott (talk) 19:19, 26 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you, and now Pope Pius XII ... semi- or protection please? --Aphaia (talk) 06:34, 28 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svgY Done ~ UDScott (talk) 20:31, 28 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Grand Theft Auto V

Some troll added a speedy deletion tag in there, which I believe is nothing more than nonsense. Please remove it and ban the guy. --Eaglestorm (talk) 00:15, 2 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

The vandal was already banned. But the edits should still be struck from the record. DawgDeputy (talk) 00:41, 2 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Very interesting Clumie (talk) 14:26, 3 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]


It may be worth protecting this page, as it's just a redirect and shouldn't need to be edited by non-confirmed users. --Ferien (talk) 21:35, 11 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svgY Done --DannyS712 (talk) 21:45, 11 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wikiquote:Quote of the day/May 2, 2015

Could an admin protect this page? There's quite a lot of disruption from a WMF-banned editor. Thanks in advance. --Ferien (talk) 17:03, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svgY Done ~ UDScott (talk) 18:24, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Can someone please delete this category: i made it by mistake. Thanks. KingBaudoin (talk) 00:40, 5 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Requesting page protection

Requesting semi-protection of my talk page User talk:Citrivescence. I am currently being harassed across wikis by a user who jumps from IP to IP to evade blocks. 1 2 3 4 Thank you. Citrivescence (talk) 15:40, 21 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svgY Done for 6 months initially - can revisit if the issue continues after that.. ~ UDScott (talk) 15:59, 21 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Please block 2406:3400:215:7E0:5070:DC5:FF36:34FA: long-term abuse. --Mtarch11 (talk) 02:42, 26 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svgY Done ~ UDScott (talk) 12:22, 26 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Please block Special:Contribs/ long-term abuse. Stang (talk) 03:48, 2 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Protect The Addams Family (film)

Can you please put protection on The Addams Family (film)? The page has been repeatedly vandalized since September, with reversions being undone. - —This unsigned comment is by Jedzz (talkcontribs) .

Yes check.svgY Done. ~ UDScott (talk) 12:32, 3 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Block‎‎ (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)

@Kalki: @Ningauble: @Miszatomic: @Hasley: @Ferien:

This IP vandal, who was blocked previously for one month, consistently vandalizes pages and ignores warnings. It has to be put to a stop before it goes after other pages. Requesting long-term semi-protection of all Disney articles and no less than six months of blocking against this vandal. DawgDeputy (talk) 13:44, 6 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Again, not an admin so pinging me here isn't really necessary (not that I mind very much), but it's an IP, why would full protection be necessary? --Ferien (talk) 13:52, 6 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • Yes check.svgY Done Seems to be a static IP, so not against issuing lengthy blocks. GMGtalk 15:24, 6 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Please protect Talk:Lavrentiy Beria: LTA target --Mtarch11 (talk) 05:01, 10 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Also Superman, thanks. --Mtarch11 (talk) 05:52, 10 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Please block (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)

excessive vandalism Stang (talk) 13:55, 16 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Obviously a blatant sock puppet of Ramses Bond, a previously banned vandal who refused to accept that the vandal's dialogue for the Total Drama series does not exist anywhere. DawgDeputy (talk) 01:50, 17 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]