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Welcome to the Administrative Assistance reading room. You can request assistance from administrators for handling a variety of problems here and alert them about problems which may require special actions not normally used during regular content editing. Please be patient as administrators are often quite busy with either their own projects or trying to perform general maintenance and cleanup.

You can deal with most vandalism yourself: fix it, then warn the user. If there is repeated vandalism by one user, lots of vandalism on a single page, or vandalism from many users, tell an admin here, or in #wikibooks (say !admin to get attention).

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Hi Artix here[edit]

Hi all,

If you have noticed, I've been globally locked. It was a good run though. I was falsely accused of sockpuppetry that is being unblocked. An appeal is in t he works for an unblock. Unfortunately, the sock block quickly spiralled out of control as other users decided to hunt across wiki and block me on several other wikis. Thus it was proper for a lock by a steward, as it was not worth continuing as a user with this username.

Much thanks to several users who made my time on wikibooks awesome. Shoutout to Atcovi, Pi zero, and QuiteUnusual for being friendly people and helpful to my enrichment. It was awesome editing the articles for the Guide to the Lord of the Rings and the Inheritance Cycle. Some day perhaps, I will come back and finish those books. Cheers. It was a pleasure.

Playing around[edit]

Hello, @AnonymousJustice22: has been playing around with me for some time. He has continuously made the same edit on Professionalism/Corporate Psychopaths, and when I contacted him requesting clarification on the same, he did not respond. He apparently reverted his own edit later (sneaky?), waited a few days and then repeated the same edit (again without reasoning).

When I reverted his edit again, he decided to create a username (@LeaderboardReverter:) which clearly indicates that he has no regard to what I say.

If I could, I would have given him/her a short block at this stage, but right now, I'm not sure what to do. Thanks. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 04:49, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

I totally approve the blocking of this new account by QuiteUnusual, and it has reminded me a recent similar practice with JackPottte, but this account had only thanked me once for one edition. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 11:43, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
We get this thing occasionally and we have at least one LTA who I can pick up with the CheckUser tools. I've blocked the underlying IP ranges to logged in edits. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 15:48, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

Featured Books[edit]

I just corrected the featured book on Haskell. Someone inserted the word "lazy" to make the sentence read " Haskell is a lazy functional programming language....". This didn't appear in the actual book, the sentence read "Haskell is a functional programming language". If I'm wrong, please feel free to revert the change. Necromonger Wekeepwhatwekill 13:52, 10 September 2018 (UTC)

@Wekeepwhatwekill: It's good to see, actually, folks questioning these things rather than just tuning them out as white noise. As happens, Haskell is a lazy, rather than eager, functional language, something that Haskell fans and Haskell critics both tend to make a big deal of. There's a classic xkcd that mentions it, xkcd 1312; the mention is in the mouse-over text. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 16:10, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
OK . correction accepted! Necromonger Wekeepwhatwekill 17:15, 10 September 2018 (UTC)


User: —Justin (koavf)TCM 02:28, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

@Koavf: Blocked by User:Pi zero. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 11:26, 19 September 2018 (UTC)