User talk:Sharp65

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Vandalism on The Official TWiT Wiki:Community bulletin board

I noticed that you reverted some vandalism on The Official TWiT Wiki:Community bulletin board. However, that vandalism edit had removed some content, so instead of just removing the vandalism, you should have undone the vandalism edit. -- Imperator3733 (talk | contribs | sysop | Logs: bdpr) 12:02, 4 April 2009 (PDT)

Sorry, I had thought it only removed that one line of text Sharp65 12:12, 4 April 2009 (PDT)

Vandalism on [[1]]

It seems a similar thing happened with FLOSS 95 as with the Community bulletin board, as a result of removing vandalism there is now no page for Weekly 95. Is it possible to revert back to the pre vandalised page? Bryn 14:48, 9 December 2009 (PST)


You have been very helpful fighting vandalism, so I've decided to make you a sysop. This will give you access to the rollback feature, which is sort of like undo, but it's a lot faster. It undoes the last block of edits to a page by the same user. You can also delete pages, so if a vandalism page is created, go ahead and delete it. Keep up the good work. -- Imperator3733 (talk | contribs | sysop | Logs: bdpr) 16:06, 11 April 2009 (PDT)

Windows Weekly Show Notes

Do you need a hand with the Windows Weekly Show Notes? I'm available to help! I have also emailed Paul --Technical08 10:15, 18 May 2009 (PDT)

Thanks for the reply. I have emailed Paul and he has forward it to Leo and Dane. --Technical08 09:10, 19 May 2009 (PDT)

Rollback when possible

When reverting vandalism, like you did on TWiT 198/Transcript today, if it is all from the same IP, use rollback instead of undo. Rollback is faster (just one click) and undoes the latest group of edits by the last person to edit a page. The reason I prefer rollback to undo is that rollback also marks pages as patrolled, which really helps me out. Thanks. -- Imperator3733 (talk | contribs | sysop | Logs: bdpr) 16:04, 11 August 2009 (PDT)

Notetaker user group

This message is to let you know that you are now a part of the new Notetaker user group. This change affects you even less than the other notetakers since as an administrator you already had the autopatrol right. (I decided to add you to the group so that the notetaker user list will have all the notetakers). Continue the great work. -- Imperator3733 (talk | contribs | sysop | Logs: bdpr) 21:59, 15 September 2009 (PDT)

IP vandalism

Can you block this IP and delete this page? thanks. 09:17, 16 March 2010 (PDT)

Done, thanks for the heads up sharp65 14:24, 16 March 2010 (PDT)
I had thought that IP's were not allowed to start new pages? It says it on Help:Contents#Contributing. 08:19, 17 March 2010 (PDT)
Thats how it was originally, you needed an account to edit anything actually. It was changed to try and get more people to contribute. I believe there was talk recently though to make it so IPs can't make new pages. I don't know the status of that though. sharp65 08:25, 17 March 2010 (PDT)

Got a new spammer, and a returning spammer. 07:20, 18 March 2010 (PDT)

I emailed Dane about the proposal to restrict page creation rights but he never responded to it. It's not a simple change to make as Pods in Print, the company that does the transcripts for TWiT, has not created an account to use when creating transcript pages, so they would be blocked from making the transcripts if we just made this change right now. Nevertheless, this is a change that I would like to see happen sometime soon, in addition to updating MediaWiki to a newer version. -- Imperator3733 (talk | contribs | sysop | Logs: bdpr) 23:22, 18 March 2010 (PDT)

Can you protect This page? This seems like a sensitive page and it got spammed by a single IP. 06:59, 22 March 2010 (PDT)

Vandalism attack

There was a vandalism attack overnight, there will be alot of cleanup, blocking and protecting to do. See here. 07:24, 7 April 2010 (PDT)

Also note that the vandalism spree has been going on since midnight Pacific and is still going on as of 7:30am PDT. 07:31, 7 April 2010 (PDT)
Would you be able to protect MacBreak Weekly Show Notes? It's become an instant vandalism target since this morning. Just semi-protection would work for this page. Geoffsan 12:52, 7 April 2010 (PDT)

Page vandalism target

This WEEK in FUN is becoming a vandalism target, it will probably need to be semi-protected. Geoffsan 20:49, 13 April 2010 (PDT)

Protecting vandalism targets

In light of the recent and ongoing vandalism attacks, I think any page that is vandalized should be semi-protected, with no exceptions. Thanks for the help. -- Imperator3733 (talk | contribs | sysop | Logs: bdpr) 07:36, 15 April 2010 (PDT)

Alright, I'll start semi-protecting any page in the future. sharp65 07:39, 15 April 2010 (PDT)

Page deletion request

Someone created Rihanna and should be deleted because it is irrelevant to the twit wiki. The accompanying image will need to be deleted too. Geoffsan 17:20, 18 April 2010 (PDT)

Possible spam issue

I discovered that new user accounts (like this one) are adding spam links into articles. Although IP's are currently blocked from editing all pages, it appears that when user accounts are created, they are autoconfirmed automatically when they really should not have that permission immediately when they create an account, refer to Special:ListGroupRights. This is wikipedia's policy regarding Autoconfirmed users. Geoffsan 12:39, 26 April 2010 (PDT)

Yep I see what your saying, I wasn't actually aware that IP's were unable to edit anymore. I can't make any changes to user groups so you would probably need to talk to imperator3733 about getting any changes made to that. sharp65 12:50, 26 April 2010 (PDT)
I'll do that, thank you. Geoffsan 13:10, 26 April 2010 (PDT)

Technical Question

Do you know how the MediaWiki:Newarticletext/shownotes‎ file is inserted above the edit box on new articles? I am trying to do something similar on a personal wiki. Thanks in advance.Bartee 18:55, 19 July 2010 (PDT)

Thanks for the answer on my page. That was easier than I thought it would be. Bartee 04:45, 20 July 2010 (PDT)