Confederate Monument (Portsmouth, Virginia)Edit

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Yo Ho HoEdit

Yo Ho HoEdit

Warning levelsEdit

Make sure that you warn users starting at level 1, then level 2, then level 3, and so on. I notice that you constantly skip warning levels when warning users when it's not necessary or appropriate, and it results in users being reported too soon. I've seen a couple of users reported by you that only had one warning what-so-ever over simple vandalism, and one where the user wasn't recently warned at all. Remember that we only skip warning levels or jump straight to a level 4 or level 4im if the vandalism is severe (such as libel, BLP violation, or harassment), or in cases of block evasion or other issues. If you have any questions, please let me know and I'll be happy to answer them. :-) Thanks for dedicating your time and energy toward reverting vandalism. It's a thankless job, and (coming from someone whose done it for over 10 years) I appreciate it a lot. :-) Cheers - ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 14:25, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

To add to my message: This behavior of skipping warning levels and not leaving sufficient warnings before reporting users to AIV was the reason that your rollback flag was removed by Ritchie333 back in August. I don't want to see you fall into the same habit as what was discussed in that ANI report, and it looks like you might be doing so. I just want to put this on your radar so that you can fix the issue before you find yourself in hot water again. Let me know if I can help in any way. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 15:08, 3 January 2021 (UTC)
And I see you've completely ignored Oshwah's request already [1] so to focus your mind, if I find you failing to use the warning levels system again, I'm going to block you from editing WP:AIV. Nick (talk) 23:15, 3 January 2021 (UTC)
I've had yet another report about you failing to use the correct vandalism warning levels. If you fail to explain yourself, I will block you from making any reports at AIV. Nick (talk) 19:38, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
@Nick: Which one? CLCStudent (talk) 23:12, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
The warning that I start with all depends on the extremity of the vandalism. If it involves defamatory content, I begin with level 4. If it involved attacking another person, I generally start with level 3. If you point me to a specific one, I can explain in more detail. CLCStudent (talk) 23:16, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
I guess a resolution I can make is to always start with level 1 or 2 warnings. CLCStudent (talk) 23:21, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
Sorry but I'm confused with this report to AIV. You've said that the IP is IP hopping with their vandalism, when I checked the warnings ClueBot warned one IP once and you warned the other one once. I'm confused as to why this was reported with only 2 warnings issued, all I've done is warn the IP that carried out todays vandalism.-- 5 albert square (talk) 01:23, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
When it comes to IP hoppers, I usually just skip the warnings and go straight to AIV because that is something this site just cannot have. CLCStudent (talk) 01:50, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
If you want, one change I can make is to give them the "using multiple IP" warning before reporting. CLCStudent (talk) 01:51, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
CLCStudent, quick note, but I (or someone else) can elaborate if necessary: in the case for this IP, its changing is likely completely out of the user's control. The actual "address" would probably be 2A02:C7F:B2EE:D000::/64, and their IP is anything in that range. I believe {{Uw-multipleIPs}} is more when bad-faith disruption is being done through multiple IPs with an intent to avoid detection or evade blocks, which I doubt is the case here. Perryprog (talk) 02:05, 11 January 2021 (UTC)

You're up lateEdit

Hullo. I've never seen you on at this time. Just wanted to wish you a belated Happy New Year and hope you and yours are safe and healthy. Ifnord (talk) 03:14, 6 January 2021 (UTC)

Thank you. I appreciate it, and same to you! CLCStudent (talk) 03:15, 6 January 2021 (UTC)


Hey, where can I find the templates you use when dealing with vandalism? (those that you put on people's talk pages) Thanks! BrownFerret (talk) 13:50, 6 January 2021 (UTC)

You may find those on WP:WARN. CLCStudent (talk) 13:51, 6 January 2021 (UTC)
Thank you! BrownFerret (talk) 13:52, 6 January 2021 (UTC)

I'm not vandalisingEdit

I was fixing the video format at Crash test -- (talk) 20:47, 9 January 2021 (UTC)

Yes, this wasn't vandalism. It was clearly a good-faith attempt to add an image and move another. Enterprisey (talk!) 00:04, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
The admins made a mistake with this one, but I will not pursue it further. CLCStudent (talk) 18:23, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
I replied under the wrong comment; you were correct that the IP was edit-warring at crash test, but the controlled impact demonstration edits were mostly fine. Nevertheless, none of the edits were vandalism, because they were good-faith. Enterprisey (talk!) 06:27, 11 January 2021 (UTC)

As a general rule, if they want to blank their talk pages after they're blocked, it's better not to engage. The block notice is still in the history and the block is still in the log so will be seen by any future admins considering a block, but really we want them to go away so sometimes it's best to let them have their "parting shot". It's certainly not wise or helpful to goad them. Best, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 22:45, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

Okay. I just lost my temper there. CLCStudent (talk) 22:47, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
I've seen you around for quite some time and I really appreciate your hard work in fighting vandalism. Please keep up the good work. :) Ashleyyoursmile! 19:48, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

January 2021Edit

  Please refrain from abusing warning or blocking templates. Doing so is a violation of Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Please use the user warnings sandbox for any tests you may want to do, or take a look at our introduction page to learn more about contributing to the encyclopedia. (Elsewhere in your talk page it's mentioned that this is a repeated issue; pinging @Oshwah to discuss.) Vaticidalprophet (talk) 20:41, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

No, I have been starting off with level 1 or level 2 warnings in all cases except for extreme cases. Could you point me to a case where my warnings were too harsh? CLCStudent (talk) 00:02, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
My object of concern here is User talk:2601:19C:4501:8C30:999E:E749:2334:5EC9 (man are these masked IP pages unwieldy), where you escalated to a level 3 warning on a potentially good-faith ('critical' and 'bad faith' are frequently conflated) edit after an only loosely related level 1 notice. Vaticidalprophet (talk) 22:51, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
Okay, I can agree to be more careful with good faith edits. CLCStudent (talk) 01:38, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

I have no idea what you're talking about. I haven't been making any edits, and if I did, I would log in. (talk) 10:17, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

On Monday, somebody on your IP address attempted to make disruptive edits, which the filter disallowed. CLCStudent (talk) 11:59, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
  The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Thanks for your work over in the filter log. SHINYeditbonjour. 20:50, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

User talk:

There was only one edit which triggered both filters so It's better to probably start with a level 2 warning . Kpgjhpjm 13:31, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

They had already received a warning by the time I came along. CLCStudent (talk) 13:32, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
CLCStudent, I meant a level 2 after the original one . Hopefully that makes sense. Kpgjhpjm 13:37, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
No, the vandalism they were attempting the second time was a bit extreme. CLCStudent (talk) 13:38, 21 January 2021 (UTC)


The figures of the Infobox are only for league goals. Γεώργιος Τερζής 2 (talk) 14:04, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

Okay, my apologies. I actually reinstated your edit. CLCStudent (talk) 14:05, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

Sorry for vandalizing...Edit

Sorry for that! I won't do it again. (talk) 23:56, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

Vandalism of user

Hello! I noticed that you sent a block warning to user if he continued to vandalise pages on 29 January last year. Recently, he modified the government dates of several colonial mayors of San Antonio, Texas, in their respective articles.--Isinbill (talk) 19:54, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

Hi, that was actually last year. CLCStudent (talk) 20:37, 22 January 2021 (UTC)
Yes, but he changed the dates in several articles today.--Isinbill (talk) 21:00, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

Helen MartinsEdit

Hello, CLCStudent!

As you were of of the editors reverting the bad faith changes on Helen Martins redirect, I have decided to consult with you. I have written the article dedicated to Helen Martins as a part of Women in Red initiative dedicated to Africa. But now as I sat down to create the article, I stopped in doubt. Is she notable enough to have a separate article or is it better to leave all as it is. Could you please share your thoughts?

The most solid sources are New Dictionary of South African Biography, this webpage, Artsy, a book - Ross, Sue Imrie (1997). This is my world: the life of Helen Martins, creator of the Owl House. Cape Town: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195715163 - these sources are dedicated to her rather than the Owl House, there's a whole bunch of others, but those concentrate rather on the museum (you can see them in the museums article).

I would really appreciate your opinion. I feel a bit lost with this one. Thank you! Less Unless (talk) 22:01, 23 January 2021 (UTC)