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Ongoing spambotsEdit

Glad another sysop showed up - I was going to log off but was waiting until someone else was online to help delete the pages and block the accounts. Also, I've been reporting the accounts to m:SRG for locking and requested that the underlying ip(s) be checked and hopefully blocked to help curb this (unfortunately no local checkusers so I asked stewards as part of the lock requests) --DannyS712 (talk) 13:22, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

Yeah, I was on this some yesterday too - I'll be happy to take the baton for now and continue fighting it. Thanks! ~ UDScott (talk) 13:52, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

Quote Origin HelpEdit

Hello! I wanted to reach out and ask you something since I’m not sure who else can help me. I saw you created the Led Zeppelin wikiquote page, and I saw that initially there was some quotes on there that are now labelled as unsourced. I know it’s been over a decade since you first made that page so this is a long shot, but where did you find them in the first place? I’m primarily interested in the Robert Plant ones to narrow it down for you (and to narrow it down more, I’m interested in the one that says “No, I've never thought that I was gay. And that's not something you think. It's something you know“). I’ve spent several days trying to find the source for it, and that search took me here. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, I really appreciate it. Crashingzeppelin (talk) 17:46, 5 July 2021 (UTC)

Sorry, I really have no recollection about those quotes - I'm thinking that perhaps at one time someone had created pages for the individual members of the band, on which these quotes were placed. But I cannot seem to reconstruct that trail either. I'm afraid I'm not really much help in finding any sources for these. I was more focused on getting the song lyrics onto the page. ~ UDScott (talk) 12:38, 6 July 2021 (UTC)

That’s alright! Thank you. Crashingzeppelin (talk) 15:26, 6 July 2021 (UTC)

Email abuseEdit

Hello, I saw you recently blocked an account for email harassment. Please make sure to block email access as well when you do this. Thanks. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 20:16, 14 July 2021 (UTC)

I understand your concern, but I actually left access to email on purpose to see if the behavior would continue. I will consider such action if it continues. ~ UDScott (talk) 20:22, 14 July 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. It appears this is a WMF banned user, so I think there should be no problem with revoking all access. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 20:24, 14 July 2021 (UTC)
Also, that user emailed me 15 minutes on simple after you blocked him here. He may email others, instead of you, so in my opinion, it's best to block email to stay on the safe side. --Ferien (talk) 20:31, 14 July 2021 (UTC)
Fair enough - I've adjusted the block accordingly. Thanks. ~ UDScott (talk) 20:34, 14 July 2021 (UTC)
I had this problem. One e-mail included links to vulgar sites expressing the vandal's arrogance (multiple users in the comment sections, but obviously, the same vandal) against the Wikimedia Foundation. I denied access to e-mail so this temperamental vandal (nor any other vandal) does not disturb me again, and I deleted the messages. DawgDeputy (talk) 12:30, 19 July 2021 (UTC)
@DawgDeputy You can report the users sending the emails at m:SRG. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 12:33, 19 July 2021 (UTC)

Archive protectedEdit

FYI I protected User talk:UDScott/2021 with indefinite semi-protection. Might be worth using full protection (admin-only) though. --DannyS712 (talk) 22:46, 14 July 2021 (UTC)

Thanks - and thank you for also looking after my pages on other sites. Much appreciated! ~ UDScott (talk) 12:11, 15 July 2021 (UTC)
You may want to do this for all of your archives, Special:Contributions/ --DannyS712 (talk) 14:13, 20 July 2021 (UTC)


Hey, thanks for editing Zhiar Ali. Do you have any tips on how I can improve the format of the sources? I thought it's the same as enwiki. I did look at the citation page but did not really understand much.--Épine (talk) 15:09, 27 July 2021 (UTC)

Yes, what I meant by that is that we generally do not use a references section. We either place the source beneath each quote or if there are a few quotes from one source, we make a subsection and place that source at the top of the subsection (with an abbreviated title for the subsection and the link for the source just below the title). Also, since this is English Wikiquote, it is helpful (if possible) if sources in English are provided so that the quotes can be verified. Thanks. ~ UDScott (talk) 15:11, 27 July 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for the tips, I will try to add more English sources shortly. Do you have any reference pages I can look at regarding the sources?--Épine (talk) 15:19, 27 July 2021 (UTC)