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Maculosae and the vernacular names: silent reverts incomingEdit

Just a heads up that if Maculosae tries to prolong the debate, I will warn him and start silently reverting any edit of his on this topic unless another admin objects.

This has gone long enough. Circeus (talk) 13:22, 11 April 2022 (UTC)

agreed and thanks. I engaged initially because he has the right to bring any proposal to debate. Whether or not I agree with it, so I was respecting his right. Unfortunately that has left me in a COI with respect to making any administrative actions on it though. I think the consensus is pretty clear now, its a no. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 13:37, 11 April 2022 (UTC)
Agreed and thanks as well, as I am in a bit of COI. Andyboorman (talk) 14:46, 11 April 2022 (UTC)
I am very suspicious of the recent post on the pump. How does a clearly Japanese unregistered user with no account, come to Wikispecies land on the one page that does this and comment. Clearly does not know how to use wikipedia they did not sign and then comment in support of a discussion that has been closed??? Meatpuppet??? Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 16:05, 13 April 2022 (UTC)
It is getting passive/aggressive hostile, but I can not now get involved. I would suggest a blind eye and see whether or not any other editors take the bait. Andyboorman (talk) 16:27, 13 April 2022 (UTC)
@Scott: Unregistered yes, however as for Japanese Whois doesn't agree… –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 02:42, 14 April 2022 (UTC).
I did not do a check, just going by the comment. Still looks weird though. Glad its all been deleted. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 04:44, 14 April 2022 (UTC)

───────────────────────── I am thinking we may need to take this to the next level.

  1. . He has been warned on several occasions, formally by Circeus.
  2. . He reverted the administrative actions of an admin (Andy) since redone by Circeus.
  3. . He is publicly attacking myself, Andy, Circeus, directly and less directly Tommy and Hector.
  4. . He has now in his most recent efforts resorted to wiki-lawering.
  5. . He has refused to accept the community position continuing his efforts to push something that clearly has no support.
  6. . Has possibly tried meatpuppetry, though there is no proof of this it could be a coincidence.

I would to propose a 24 hour block, formal warning and removal of his most recent comments from the pump. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 09:15, 14 April 2022 (UTC)

I agree with you as such, though need some time to read up on the RfC history and other talks in this matter in order to get the full picture and all details in this issue. (I've been offline and/or otherwise preoccupied IRL a bit too much lately: sorry about that). I wouldn't feel comfortable blocking the user before having read all the finer details, hence will not take any action for the next 24 to 36 hrs or so. Please note that I won't argue if anyone else blocks them during that time. It's just that for the sake of fairness I strongly feel I personally shouldn't block them without first examining all that's (not) been said (or perhaps misunderstood). Also it's Easter time and possible that the over-all activity on Wikispecies will be a bit lower than usual, giving us time to find another best-for-all solution than blocking him. As a last note: it should perhaps be pointed out that at least for now the user's wikilawyering mostly consists of quoting Wikipedia guidelines, which strictly speaking doesn't apply to Wikispecies. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 19:03, 14 April 2022 (UTC).
I better abstain reluctantly. Andyboorman (talk) 19:44, 14 April 2022 (UTC)

Possible LTA?Edit

Hello, could some admin block this user: User:Llttle Caesars Pizza is Back and ready to destroy All Wikis, he's attacking several pages on this wiki, and his username leaves me speechless. Thanks, -Alabama- (talk) 17:50, 11 May 2022 (UTC)

  Done Andyboorman (talk) 19:47, 11 May 2022 (UTC)

RFC on the TaxonbarEdit

I had added a RFC on the above please feel to examine what I have produced and modify, comment and vote. Thanks Andyboorman (talk) 08:58, 13 May 2022 (UTC)

It is here BTW Andyboorman (talk) 08:59, 13 May 2022 (UTC)

Template COLEdit

Could a knowledgeable fellow admin write a AWB or equivalent to undertake a mass delete of the non functional {{COL}}. Ideally it should be replaced with {{Catol-Hassler}} including dates of access I suppose, but that is not really necessary in this instance . Thanks Andyboorman (talk) 19:31, 13 May 2022 (UTC)

As a first quick-fix I've replaced the {{CoL}} template within the {{Global}} template. This should automatically replace the {{CoL}} template in almost 20,000 taxon pages, however the {{Global}} template may need some more fixes before it looks/works well . –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 13:45, 15 May 2022 (UTC).
Thanks I will check this out next time I encounter the template and let you know of problems I can not fix. Thanks Andyboorman (talk) 19:41, 15 May 2022 (UTC)