Wikipedia Admin Oshwah blocks United States Congress

There is a twitter account where you can see edits made the US Congress. This feed is going to be a bit slow for a week, because Oshwah has just blocked the entire US Congress IP range from editing Wikipedia. 23:07, 27 September 2018 Oshwah (talk | contribs) blocked 143.231.0.0/16 (talk) with an expiration time of 72 hours (anon. only, account creation blocked) (Vandalism) 23:28, 27…

How to: Create a SockPuppet!

Perhaps this is easy, maybe not so much. If done right a sockpuppet can survive for 500 or even a thousand edits without being detected. Some masters of the craft have managed to go years without detection. So you want to sock and not get caught? Well, it’s not exactly easy, but there are definitely some things…

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…

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…

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…

Counting the perks

There are many ways to count your contribution to Wikipedia. By your edit count. By your article count. By your advanced actions count. By your recognised content count. By time spent on Wikipedia. By user-rights gained. By disputes settled. A high collective count across these metrics is important for many things such as: Becoming an…

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…

Lovely Professional University

Lovely Professional University is a private university situated in Jalandhar, Punjab, India. The university was established in 2005 by Lovely International Trust, under The Lovely Professional University Act, 2005 (Punjab Act 25 of 2005) and started operation in 2006. With 24,000 students in 2010, it claims to be the largest single-campus private university in India. The…

Kevin Li

L325, real name publicly stated as Kevin Li, is the newest member of the English Wikipedia administration team. He is an American who lives in Des Moines, Iowa, and he is a member of the IRC cabal. Wikipedia requests for adminship – L235 closed as successful with a clear majority, meaning that he is now an administrator by…