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New Pages Patrol newsletter June 2023[edit]

Hello Girth Summit,

New Page Review queue April to June 2023


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What do you think?[edit]

What do you think about Pladero? I kept thinking I could figure out on my own who the master is, but I could not. I even looked at Wikiquote, where the editor created new pages and then "incorporated" them here, to see if that gave me any hints, but it didn't. So, here are the details:

  1. Account created October 15, 2023, and has a whopping 2,066 edits
  2. Strong focus on creating interlocking - and some very strange - categories
  3. Focus on disambig pages
  4. Creates redirects
  5. Edits portal space
  6. Assesses article Talk pages
  • That's certainly enough to demonstrate they are not a new user.--Bbb23 (talk) 21:39, 8 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It's OOODDD. I've no idea who that is, or why they're blocked, but I interpreted this comment as an admission that they are a sock of a blocked account, so I ran a check. Do you think it's worth mass rollbacking? Girth Summit (blether) 08:29, 9 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Aargh, I missed that nasty comment on Liz's Talk page, would have made everything easier, at least in requesting the check. With the kinds of things the user did, I'm going to do more of a selective mass delete, don't know about rolling back edits themselves. I need to take a look-see as I just got on Wikipedia (couldn't sleep) and saw your ping. By the way, Edward-Woodrow, whom you mentioned on Pladero's Talk page, is not an admin.--Bbb23 (talk) 11:44, 9 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yeah, I knew they're not an admin, but I saw the username hanging around a couple of the unblock requests on the older accounts and they seem to be a reasonable experienced editor - if they came across their edits in the past, I reasoned that they might do so again, and it doesn't hurt to have non-admins aware of the situation so they can report future recurrences to at SPI. Girth Summit (blether) 11:50, 9 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
By the way, I did a first pass on their contribs already and deleted any page creations that weren't redirects, disambig pages or templates/categories. Those might still warrant a review, but there are too many of them for me to look at in a free period at work... Girth Summit (blether) 11:52, 9 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That's fine, it's just that you called him an admin in your comment. We must've crossed. I did a mass rollback after all (much easier to delete empty cats than ones with pages in them) and then deleted a huge number of cats (all that I saw anyway). Also deleted a draft and a template (after undoing the links to it). Just like you, I left the redirects and disambig Talk pages alone, too much analysis in my view needed before deleting to make sure I don't make things worse by deletion. I'm done now. If you want to continue later when you have some time, that's up to you. Oh, and I never thanked you for the check: thanks. :-) --Bbb23 (talk) 12:28, 9 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

apropos of nothing[edit]

Security Guard: From outer space, an alien.
Bruce Banner: No.
Security Guard: Well then son, you've got a condition. -- Deepfriedokra (talk) 10:06, 9 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You're seeing something I'm not about those former usernames by the way - what am I missing? Girth Summit (blether) 11:13, 9 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Nothing that meaningful. -- Deepfriedokra (talk) 12:06, 9 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Articles and drafts by User:Fancy vibēs[edit]

All the articles and drafts created by User:Fancy vibēs about castes and dynasties are hoaxes. It seems they have created numerous fake articles by copying names and information from existing dynasties, and these should be deleted. There are Parmar, Parmar, Himachal Pradesh, Parmar Nagar, Parmar (Jat clan), Tomar Gurjar (clan), Chechens in Kyrgyzstan and Hun clan.

DreamRimmer (talk) 13:08, 11 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've deleted them all per G5, except for Hun clan, which had a significant amount of attention from another editor; I've asked that editor if they think the article should still exist, or if they'd be happy with deletion (since most of their edits were to remove dubious content rather than to add anything). Girth Summit (blether) 13:16, 11 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you; I have added my comment there. – DreamRimmer (talk) 13:44, 11 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Thanks for the early spot with Malaisei here. Behaviour clearly matches Kung Hibbe, but we'd never have noticed it from such a short contribution history without CU. Certes (talk) 19:46, 13 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No worries - that's what the tool's for, I wouldn't have spotted it myself without the technical data (although once I'd seen the account editing from the same IPs, the behaviour made it a done deal). Girth Summit (blether) 20:13, 13 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I never think of you as random. More like foreordained. -- Deepfriedokra (talk) 09:37, 14 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ha! FWIW, I always think of you when I revoke TPA. You have huge patience to have worked the UTRS queue as long as you have. 'We're sick of your shit here onwiki - go talk to DFO...' Girth Summit (blether) 21:09, 14 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The page Category:Wikipedia sockpuppets of Rafiul Officail has been speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This was done under section C1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the category had been empty for seven days or more and was not a disambiguation category, a category redirect, a featured topics category, under discussion at Categories for discussion, or a project category that by its nature may have become empty on occasion.

Please do not recreate the material without addressing these concerns, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If you think this page should not have been deleted for this reason, you may contact the deleting administrator, or if you have already done so, you may open a discussion at Wikipedia:Deletion review. Vanjagenije (talk) 19:26, 15 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Aw - that was a great category, why do you nasty admins delete my cool stuff? Girth Summit (blether) 20:10, 15 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Sorry, fresh out. Will adopt and adapt, but could not improve. -- Deepfriedokra (talk) 21:44, 15 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

UTRS is not user friendly. -- Deepfriedokra (talk) 21:45, 15 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I should have expected as much - I tried to get into VTRS a couple of times, but ended up staring at the screen scratching my head for a looong time... Girth Summit (blether) 21:52, 15 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Some time ago you blocked the master[edit]

in Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Thakor Sumant Sinhji Jhala and now 2409:40D6:D:5D99:8000:0:0:0 has created Draft:Devi Movement which was of interest to the master. Is it sufficient to mention this to you or should I create an SPI for this IP and the master? 🇺🇦 FiddleTimtrent FaddleTalk to me 🇺🇦 12:09, 20 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Overtaken by events, another editor has opened a new SPI, though I doubt it can go anywhere 🇺🇦 FiddleTimtrent FaddleTalk to me 🇺🇦 17:00, 22 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Suspected sock puppet and COI complaint[edit]

Hi, I am complaining about the freelancer continuously publishing spams in return of payments. She is from Dubai and below is her Upwork profile where you can find the evidence:

Below are the pages, she published in return of payments:

Also, you can see the feedback on her profile which means she is continuously violating Wikipedia TOS. Also, she is created many accounts for publishing spams. (talk) 21:28, 23 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Defeedme IP range[edit]

I've ID'd the IP range that Defeedme is using anonymously. There are 18 recent edits that are definitely them; I suspect many (maybe as much as 90%) of the scattered other edits in that range are also them, because the style is similar, but there's no hard proof because those don't directly involve me or their own block. Since you are familiar with the case, I wanted to notify you. Thanks. Wes sideman (talk) 15:03, 27 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Editor experience invitation[edit]

Hi GirthSummit :) Long-time no-see, it's nice to say hi. Anyways, I'm looking for people to interview here. Feel free to pass if you're not interested. Clovermoss🍀 (talk) 13:18, 29 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pickage of your brain[edit]

No need to read the article, but Park Loop Road (which I created recently) is partly tolled and partly freely accessed. Because of this, it is my contention that the article should be part of both Category:Roads in Maine and Category:Toll roads in Maine, even though the former is the parent. Thoughts? Seasider53 (talk) 11:28, 30 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

rajput bhatti sock is back[edit]


Is restoring their old edits. Barbardo (talk) 14:28, 1 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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