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Hi, Kuru, I wonder if you could help me out. Danrolo is a sock puppeteer. He resides in Santiago, Chile. He used to edit political party articles, adding all sorts of unsourced material. He was blocked by me in January of this year in escalating blocks because of persistent block evasion. After he was indeffed, he continued to come back with so many IPs that User:Scottywong created this edit filter, which he had to expand subsequently.

I just blocked User: as a sock of Danrolo. He wasn't caught by the filter because it's a new range. I was going to ask Scotty for help, but I didn't know he'd semi-retired.

Based on all this, what do you think would be best? Thanks.--Bbb23 (talk) 22:36, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

I can take a look at it tonight. Have there been any other hits from him in that range, or is that the only one? Kuru (talk) 11:39, 1 July 2013 (UTC)
I have very few of the articles Danrolo edits on my watchlist, so unless someone else more interested in those articles tells me, I'm not alerted to the socking. However, I've taken a look at the editing history of some of the articles and Danrolo edited and found one other IP in the range: User: It's tedious, though, because I know of no way to do it except by hand. As an aside and partly just to document it, I found a registered account, User:Alcastilloru, who may be a sock. I'll have to investigate that separately.
I have a question. Is there a way to get the list of all the IPs the edit filter has blocked? It might be helpful to tag all the IPs so we have a list of suspected puppets. It would also give us a sense of how much socking is going on.
Thanks for taking the time to help.--Bbb23 (talk) 13:33, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

Request Edit

Hi Kuru. A while back you answered my Request Edit for adding Qualpro to List of management consulting firms, addressing the orphan tag on the article. I've made a similar request here to add United Country Real Estate to an index page on real-estate articles, in order to address the orphan tag. Was wondering if you could take a look. CorporateM (Talk) 22:39, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

I don't really like adding non-regulatory commercial interests into a navigational list like that which is intended to be about a broad encyclopedic topic. I did add it to the List of companies of the United States, and added some internal links to drop both of those maintenance tags. Hope that helps. Kuru (talk) 13:27, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Works for me! I had that thought in the back of my head as well, so it's a good thing I used Request Edit for a disinterested editor to fix the problem a better way. Thanks again! CorporateM (Talk) 17:25, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

New Wikipedia user, learning the ropes. I could use some help on adding references to my sandbox. Are you available? — Preceding unsigned comment added by RJSutter (talkcontribs) 23:45, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Hudoud Alteqnia removed from List of Saudi Companies

Hi Kuru, you removed hudoud alteqnia from the list of Saudi companies because you think it is [inappropriate for an encyclopedia]. I am not sure why is it inappropriate? Saudi is growing very fast and the list of companies should be way bigger than the one appears in Wikipedia.

thanksOalshamikh (talk) 11:57, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

I agree; find companies that meet our notability guidelines, write an article on them, and then add them to the list. There is no need for a simple directory of external links. Kuru (talk) 12:02, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

Bill Gates

i saw you last editing the bill gates article and similar articles and i just wonder, is it really true that he remains at Microsoft as an non-executive chairman? because i somehow doubt it, i actually think be might be a semi-executive chairman or something like that and has some power left even if it is limited, i cannot find anything on google so can you please help me? (talk) 16:18, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

He remains the chairman of the board of directors. I see no indication that he holds any executive position at microsoft. I'm not sure why you think the board chairman has no power; board members in most corporations exert tremendous influence outside of their proscribed roles. Kuru (talk) 00:37, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

Hundry Thound

It appears that the article you recently deleted (and I mark for deletion) was very similar to another article recently deleted by User:Materialscientist titled Greg fusco (which I also marked for deletion). Due to the similarity of the articles (they were exactly the same, except for the names), I believe they were created by the same person using different accounts. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alex3yoyo (talkcontribs) 02:24, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

The two users are User:Fusco5 and User:Nice trying. (I also forgot to sign the above comment) --alex3yoyo (talk) 02:28, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Another Barnstar for you!!!

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Thanks for catching spam faster than I can say "spam"! Ensignricky Talk 23:17, 2 September 2013 (UTC)


Thanks for your reminder! I haven't heard a thing from the CUs, so I've flagged the account in order to get some attention. Hopefully that'll help. Bjelleklang - talk 07:46, 4 September 2013 (UTC)


Thanks for reverting the vandalism to my userpage. I appear to be a jerk magnet Face-wink.svg. Yintan  21:06, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

Si. Comes with the part you play. :) Kuru (talk) 23:07, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

Sentence in Business marketing: I'm confused

Hi, I've begun to copyedit business marketing (diff) as a member of the GOCE). However, I've found a bit in the lead that I'm a bit confused by. When it says "Despite sharing dynamics of organizational marketing with marketing to governments, business-to-government marketing is different", does that mean that business marketing is different from business to government marketing? Or am I just completely on the wrong track? I've added a clarify tag temporarily so editors know about the problem (or be it my incompetence). Thanks, RainCity471report my errorslist of failures 18:55, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Your unblock condition message

May I please use what you wrote at User talk:Weblona? It's good. :) Anna Frodesiak (talk) 01:54, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Certainly; it's not mine, though. There's even a template with the text: {{subst:coiq}}. Kuru (talk) 12:10, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
Thank you kindly. :) Anna Frodesiak (talk) 12:17, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Wyatt Andrews

Why did you erase Wyatt Andrews on KENS 5? -- (talk) 03:37, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

Wyatt is a national news correspondent, and has nothing to so with the local staff of KENS. If there is some connection, please annotate the local connection and source it. Kuru (talk) 11:33, 24 September 2013 (UTC)