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Hi Artix here

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.

Duplicated sentences from different IP ranges

Consequently to User_talk:大诺史#Rollback_to_unseen_vandalism_by_27.59.122.126, I've noticed that we are now attacked for several days by IPs which duplicate and reformat some paragraphs into some of our page. For example:

So please be careful about these accurate but unwanted added contents. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 13:05, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

Hi admins, now another page is attacked: NES Programming

By these IPs

2401:4900:2500:9851:1:1:4fdc:f187 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count)

2401:4900:3313:76e9:1:1:4fdf:7cb9 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count)

Concerned Wikibookians Encik Tekateki (discusscontribs) 06:14, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

In unwinding those edits and dealing out blocks, I also addressed
2401:4900:3312:F3EB:1:2:382F:B6C5 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count)
--Pi zero (discusscontribs) 12:10, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
+1 @ 2401:4900:331F:6A32:1:2:5ACD:E999 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count). (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 08:41, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
Blocked. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 12:12, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
@Pi zero: +2 @ 2401:4900:3360:3253:1:0:33CC:576D (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) & 2401:4900:3360:3253:1:0:3422:F1D (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count). (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 14:14, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
+1 27.59.51.117 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count). (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion)
Three specific IPs blocked. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 14:32, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
@Pi zero: +1 @ 27.59.26.92 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count). (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 13:59, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
Got. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 14:53, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
+4. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 14:50, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
223.186.128.6 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count)
223.186.139.148 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count)
2401:4900:3360:d523:1:0:5d22:c129 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count)
106.206.124.28 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count)
Blocked. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 16:37, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
+1. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 16:42, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
2401:4900:3365:369:1:0:7796:7a0f (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count)
Blocked. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 16:59, 11 October 2019 (UTC)

special:contribs/103.113.15.11

Please block him. Thank you. --Hasley (discusscontribs) 17:49, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

Done By Pi zero. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 20:19, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

Special:Contributions/159.146.10.58

Currently running riot adding spurious text. --Jules (Mrjulesd) 10:35, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

@Pi zero, QuiteUnusual, JackPotte: anyone? (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 11:14, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
@WikiBayer: Do help. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 11:39, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
Done By MarcoAurelio. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 12:11, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
Delete also the following diffs by this vandal. You missed quite a few there... Thanks

Getting tired of the vandal attack by Encik Tekateki (discusscontribs) 14:55, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

Done by, looks like, Mrjulesd, Larsnooden. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 15:54, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

special:contribs/165.139.22.113

Please consider to block him. Thank you. --Hasley (discusscontribs) 17:29, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

Done. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 17:37, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

Special:Contributions/37.154.168.48

Please block this IP (range might be better). (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 15:33, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
@Pi zero, QuiteUnusual, JackPotte, Leaderboard, Jusjih: pinging. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 15:35, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
Blocked and nuked that IP. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 15:50, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
@Pi zero: Seems like you forgot to remove talk page access. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 15:57, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
Done. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 16:00, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
+1 @ Special:Contributions/37.154.205.110. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 16:02, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
QU took care of it and I later removed talk privs. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 17:02, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Special:Contribs/159.146.14.55

Please, block him. Thank you. --Hasley (discusscontribs) 22:54, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Short global range block by Bsadowski1. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 23:36, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Special:Contribs/159.146.10.52

@Pi zero, QuiteUnusual, JackPotte, Leaderboard: pinging. Please block. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 02:15, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
Blocked, nuked. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 02:18, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
@Pi zero: Special:Contribs/159.146.18.27. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 02:23, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
@Pi zero: Special:Contribs/159.146.18.70. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 02:25, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
Range blocked and nuked. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 02:29, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 02:29, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

Special:Contribs/178.243.110.190

Please block and nuke. Thanks, —Hasley (discusscontribs) 20:33, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

They're back again as User:5.24.62.196. --Jules (Mrjulesd) 21:48, 4 November 2019 (UTC)
Well I can't rollback many of their edits as they are mostly creating new talk pages. Special:Contribs/5.24.62.196. Just need to be blocked and their new page contributions deleted by someone with the necessary tools. --Jules (Mrjulesd) 21:59, 4 November 2019 (UTC)
User:QuiteUnusual thanks! --Jules (Mrjulesd) 22:14, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

86.63.9.30

Please block. Thanks! —Hasley (discusscontribs) 15:07, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

Done. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 15:47, 13 November 2019 (UTC)