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User talk:SpacemanSpiff

Draft:Ek Deewana Tha - Filmazia HD

Hey Spiff, what do you suppose should be done about Draft:Ek Deewana Tha - Filmazia HD? It's a duplicate of Ek Deewaana Tha and there's no legitimate expectation that it'll ever be a valid article. Speedy? Which one? The article creator has been problematic too. He's created several other accounts to continue with weird edits, adding Urdu to Hindi-language subjects, etc. (Yeah, I know they're basically the same...) Thanks, Cyphoidbomb (talk) 00:03, 13 May 2018 (UTC)

  • I've deleted it as an unattributed copy paste fork, obviously we shouldn't let multiple versions of the same content float around, especially without the proper attribution trail. Are there any more new accounts? —SpacemanSpiff 06:32, 13 May 2018 (UTC)
I haven't seen any new accounts, but there's an editor who's been notifying me on my talk page. Happy Monday, Cyphoidbomb (talk) 06:18, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
Latest account at Muhammad Samiuddin Qazi (Muhd Samiuddin) Cyphoidbomb (talk) 14:20, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

The Fault Lines article

Hi! I understand that the text on the Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy might have seemed to be copied, but I have only started working on expanding the article. Please give me some time, I intend to improve it substantially. I'd request you to undo your edit rolling back my previous edits. Thanks a lot! Shobhit102 | talk  07:28, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

  • You've been warned many times, any further copyvio and you will be blocked. I'm not going to restore any copyvio. —SpacemanSpiff 07:29, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
Well, as far as I know, this is only the second article on which my contributions might have been copyvio, the other being the IIM Ahmedabad article. As you can probably see, the IIMA article remains in a pretty bad shape due to what might well be perceived as over-exuberant and incessant warnings and rollbacks. I'm not sure why you would not want to at least let an article develop before you rush to conclusions. Shobhit102 | talk  07:38, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
If you can't add content without plagiarizing or copyright violations then this place isn't perhaps for you. As for the IIMA article, you did it multiple times and were let off with warnings back then, but that won't happen again. —SpacemanSpiff 07:41, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
Maybe you should revisit Wikipedia:Be kind, and try being a little less pontifical. The IIMA project was supposed to be a collaborative student-run effort, and not all of the content was being created by one individual. If you cannot give me even a day to help improve what are clearly important articles, and want to go about nixing all efforts blindly, well, I guess the articles would remain as they are. I guess I wish you'd just be a little less unpleasant. Anyway, thanks a lot.  Shobhit102 | talk  07:48, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
Cut the sanctimonious prattle, everyone else can contribute without plagiarizing or indulging in copyright violations, but you seemingly can't, so the problem is you. —SpacemanSpiff 08:30, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
Look, I appreciate that you pointed out what you considered a mistake, and I am happy to not go back to repeating it. I gave you an explanation, and told you that it would be great if you could be a little less overbearing. Let's just drop it at that, and not get into blatant generalisations. I appreciate the great work you seem to be doing, and WP is a fantastic creation because of dedicated users like you. But that doesn't imply that you should not demonstrate due consideration.  Shobhit102 | talk  08:54, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
Preventing/removing copyvio is never overbearing. The Banner talk 11:31, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
Fully agree. What can however seem overbearing are contentions such as "this place isn't perhaps for you", or "everyone else can contribute without plagiarizing or indulging in copyright violations, but you seemingly can't". The intention is to build a good article without resorting to copyvio. However, that can take time, especially when the topic might not entirely straightforward. Personal attacks are not appreciated. Thanks.  Shobhit102 | talk  16:10, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
But the case is simple: if you can not add info without copyvio, do not add it. The Banner talk 16:32, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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this is for blocking all those sock-puppets...I wonder how do you detect them on daily basis?.... Adamstraw99 (talk) 19:46, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

Tamil Muslim

What do you think about semi at Tamil Muslim? - Sitush (talk) 14:10, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

  • It's been on my watchlist for over a half dozen years at least, since Sodabottle brought some problems on it to my attention. I'll keep watch and protect ifwhen it becomes necessary. —SpacemanSpiff 14:13, 15 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Sodabottle. That's a blast from the past. - Sitush (talk) 15:10, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

Shiva Singh

I was about to create article of u 19 indian cricketer Shiva Singh but found that previously deleted by you. So i just wanted to know that can i start this article again ? MTKASHTALK Contribs 07:14, 17 May 2018 (UTC)

  • THe one I deleted is different. However, note that U19 cricketers have to meet GNG to have an article. —SpacemanSpiff 07:22, 17 May 2018 (UTC)
  • yes he meets gng as he is u 19 worldcup playing cricketer. MTKASHTALK Contribs 07:51, 17 May 2018 (UTC)

Possible RKM sock

Can you please take a look at RishijiKumar who was registered a day after you declined the unblock request for Rishi Kumar Maurya (talk · contribs), having very similar username and editing in the same area. Thank you GSS (talk|c|em) 08:08, 17 May 2018 (UTC)

  • don't think it is, it's a UPE sock for sure but not connected to that farm I think. WHere did he copy the userpage from? —SpacemanSpiff 09:49, 17 May 2018 (UTC)
The userpage was copied from user Jorjman. I found him roaming around here which was created by RKM and also his article creation style is very similar to the master especially when we look at the use of references e.g. |title before |url etc. and then linking Indian to disabiguation page as [[indian]] (I as "i") rather than [[India]]n (please see Aneel Murarka and Tanisha Singh). GSS (talk|c|em) 10:45, 17 May 2018 (UTC)
  • File as SPI please, I've blocked at least two socks (from the SPI but without CU) and it'd be good to get technical confirmation and to check if there are more. —SpacemanSpiff 14:29, 17 May 2018 (UTC)
    • ✅ Done. Thank you GSS (talk|c|em) 16:34, 17 May 2018 (UTC)

Deletion of Chandragiri (film) wiki page

Hello, I created a wiki page for the Malayalam film 'Chandragiri' but it deleted. The page I created was clearly met WP:NFF and WP:NFILM. How could I recreate the page again without any trouble? (talk) 10:05, 18 May 2018 (UTC)

  • the article went through AfD where it was found to fail the criteria, so please don't recreate it. If you continue to recreate it then you will be blocked. —SpacemanSpiff 11:50, 18 May 2018 (UTC)
  • @SpacemanSpiff: How can I create a page for Chandragiri film then? Please help. (talk) 12:22, 18 May 2018 (UTC)
  • What is your conflict of interest here? You are obviously not adhering to our terms of interest. PLease respond to the notice posted on your talk page before I comment further. —SpacemanSpiff 12:46, 18 May 2018 (UTC)


Weird? [1][2] I've seen these sort of thing numerous times, on various users' talk pages, especially new users, and almost never on the talk pages of well-established editors. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 20:59, 19 May 2018 (UTC)

Another here, and like the others, it's a Russian IP. Although they're not always Russian. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 16:02, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

Regarding deletion of page named oinwar dynasty

hi, recently i found out that the page oinwar dynasty was deleted by you. I would like to ask on which grounds was it deleted? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:24, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

  • It was created by a sockfarm that was known for hoaxing. Why this sudden interest from multiple people on articles from this sock farm? —SpacemanSpiff 15:31, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

I was interested in that particular article, as much of the information provided by it was true. Although I too felt that the page could be more chronologically simplified and elaborated, but as for now it was pretty good. I am trying to get hold of a book and contact some of the noted persons which can clarify the historical accuracy. What can one do to bring the article back on wikipedia? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:42, 22 May 2018 (UTC)