Dr. Raymond Ward Arritt

Dr. Raymond Ward Arritt, (September 19, 1957 – November 14, 2018) of Ames, passed away unexpectedly of a stroke on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Raymond was born September 19, 1957, to Muriel Louise Smith and Raymond Ward Arritt, Sr. in Covington, Virginia. He grew up in Lynchburg and Richmond, Virginia,…

Unbreakable

Recently, Sir Chris, a very established and active new page patroller, anti-spam operative, member of the IRC cabal and budding administrative candidate almost got broken by the pressure of Wikipedia. A user with nearly 65,000 edits just retired from Wikipedia, which I would not normally bother noting, except for the fact she posted this as the explanation……

Oshwah’s hair

This is the tale of 78.148.79.162 vs Wikipedia. The story is common to many thousands who are thwarted daily in the exercise of trying to edit. It’s also maybe about administrator Oshwah’s world famous hair. Edit 1 The unsuspecting newbie makes an edit; Johnson is known for her luxurious and beautiful hair. — Added to Labour MP Diana…

Joefromrandb

Joefromrandb is a really troublesome Wikipedia editor. Recently his six month arbitration committee enforced block expired, and he is editing again. It is unknown if he a member of any cabal, save perhaps the rude grumpy not-an-admin clique. He also thinks anyone that isn’t logged in is probably a vandal, or at least his tolerance of…

The admin who’s indeffed

A few days ago Michael Hardy was indefinitely blocked from editing Wikipedia by SarekOfVulcan. Michael Hardy is an administrator who has made over 200,000 edits to Wikipedia, currently ranked as the 146th most prolific Wikipedian of all time. A mathematician and statistician, he has edited Wikipedia for over 16 years. In the end he was blocked…

2018 CheckUser and Oversight appointments open for comments

The 2018 CheckUser and Oversight appointments page is now open for comments Checkuser is a tool which gives it’s operator detailed information about editors IP address, approximate location, computer and browser. Oversight is a tool which hides Wikipedia content from view so even administrators cannot see it. The people given access to these tools are…

Unbannable king of editing

Wikipedia has a policy on what constitutes an acceptable username. Most accounts with an unacceptable username are blocked immediately that an administrator notices them or they are reported on the usernames for administrator attention noticeboard. When the situation is less clear, they are listed on the requests for comment noticeboard. A recent example of this…

Profile of the Trump Cabal

There is a little club of editors that frequently edit controversy affected areas such as Donald Trump’s many Wikipedia pages, they are; EEng Atsme Lourdes Tryptofish MjolnirPants Ritchie333 Volunteer Marek PaleoNeonate L3X1 Shock Brigade Harvester Boris Martinevans123 nagualdesign Following are short introductions to the members of the cabal, this is not an exhaustive overview of…

Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is a tropical cyclone that made landfall in North Carolina. The sixth named storm, third hurricane and the first major hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. Read more on Wikipedia. Trump tweet Wikipedia administrator Cyclonebiskit decided to add the presidential verdict on the situation to the article, he added a quote from President Donald Trump’s twitter account. They haven’t seen anything like what’s coming…

Shaddim!

Shaddim is long time Wikipedia editor who has for many years pursued a course of challenging several core policies. He is what would in past have been described as a hardcore inclusionist. (Someone who often votes to keep Wikipedia articles not necessarily suitable for inclusion). At the time of writing, he had just been blocked…