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Tech News: 2023-39[edit]

MediaWiki message delivery 16:49, 26 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Block and mass reversal of user:Enciso_Systems[edit]

Hello ToBeFree,

I see that you have recently blocked Enciso_Systems, for Promotional username, promotional edits. All their edits have been reverted.[4] The first part of the reasoning is clear. The username is promotional, which may be a valid reason to block. However, I don't see any promotional editing. In fact, many (all?) of their contributions consist of adding JWST images to astronomy articles, which seems reasonable and unrelated to the business of the same name. A few of the edits had syntax issues, but that could be fixed. Was the mass reversal really necessary? Renerpho (talk) 01:40, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Renerpho, thanks for asking. Have you seen my message at the bottom of [5] or does this perhaps already answer your question? ~ ToBeFree (talk) 01:43, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry, I had not seen that. I see you agree the images in principle are useful. Things like [6] explain the promotional editing part; the question of whether the mass reversal was necessary remains. Renerpho (talk) 01:45, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No worries; yes, I do agree. Regarding the linked website, just for the record, at the moment every page of that site displays a link to Enciso Systems' website in its footer. Regarding mass reverts, I may be mixing things up, but I don't remember having made one against Enciso Systems' contributions. If I read my contribution list correctly, I have undone exactly one edit ([7]) and restored the image without the unnecessary link directly afterwards ([8]). We probably think alike about this; you may be looking for ThaddeusSholto's talk page ([9] [10] [11] [12] etc). Or actually, we can invite ThaddeusSholto here. 🙂 ~ ToBeFree (talk) 01:54, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ha! The reverts weren't yours; my apologies. If ThaddeusSholto has input, I'd like to hear it. Maybe we can work on turning those Enciso Systems edits into something useful. Renerpho (talk) 01:58, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I removed the edits because the username matched the website they were adding en mass. The website has a footer which says "Website developed and operated by Enciso Systems" and they would take a brief time out after a warning from me and then continue. The actions seemed pretty promotional and attempting to evade notice. ThaddeusSholto (talk) 13:47, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@ThaddeusSholto: Would you be willing to help with adding the images again (without the promotional part)? I've started, see list below, but it would be nice if I don't have to do it alone. Renerpho (talk) 21:07, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Renerpho: Sure I can help. ThaddeusSholto (talk) 21:16, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! I am currently working on NGC 6946. Feel free to start with any of the other articles. Renerpho (talk) 21:17, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Here's a list of the articles that appear to be affected. I have marked those that have been restored already as "done". Feel free to edit this comment to keep track of whatever you may do.
I am struggling with this one. Maybe a cropped version of the image, centered on the object, could be uploaded and used in the infobox? Renerpho (talk) 07:16, 30 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This article's placement of images appears quite messy already.*cough* good article *cough* I hesitate to make it worse by adding another one. I considered creating a gallery instead, but can't get it to work. Renerpho (talk) 07:16, 30 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Renerpho (talk) 02:17, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]