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Some of you may already know about this, or seen it, but an IP editor has been going to the infoboxes of numerous military units from all over the world, and in the "type" or "role" parameter, adding items like "Special mission unit", "raiding", jungle warfare", "close quarters combat", etc., etc., etc.... sometimes adding lists of up to a couple dozen of these types of entries in one edit.
Many, if not most of these entries are not sourced, and do not belong in the infobox, based on the type of unit. Not every infantry unit is trained in elite, special operations, for every extreme environment on the planet. This person uses multiple IP addresses, that all appear to be from Bangkok, Thailand. I believe they have been blocked, so further edits like this can be reverted as block evasion (on top of a lack of sourcing and just being wrong info).
Anyway, just bringing this to the attention of the milhist community, to be aware of, but also hoping there is something more that can be done. Any admins here have any ideas? Cheers - wolf 06:47, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
These types of edits are continuing, are there any admins here that can offer advice on what action can be taken to address this disruption? Thanks again - wolf 16:20, 30 April 2021 (UTC)
@Nick-D:, you blocked one of this user's IP address a couple weeks ago (still blocked as of this post), yet these types of edits continue. Is there anything else that can be done? - wolf 13:49, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
A smarter admin than me might be able to do a range block. I'm semi-protecting relevant articles for lengthy periods, which often does the trick in cases like this. Nick-D (talk) 09:38, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
Torpedo boat confusion
An issue first raised in 2005 by User:PBS at Talk:Torpedo boat#Motor torpedo boat has never been resolved. The article seems to say that large steam-powered torpedo boats were replaced by smaller motor torpedo boats during the First World War. This may be true of Anglophone navies, but ignores large torpedo boats built by Italy, France, Norway, Japan and others during the 1930s and 1940s. There is a mention of German torpedo boats of World War II, but under the heading of Torpedo boat#Torpedo boat destroyers, which seems a nonsense to me. To my mind, the article should be about the large steam-powered fleet torpedo boats, and MTBs and destroyers should be written-out with only a brief mention retained. Alansplodge (talk) 11:44, 2 May 2021 (UTC)
I think it would help. Regards Keith-264 (talk) 10:49, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
Medal of Honor Recipients 2
I have been writing articles on medal of honor recipients and I was wondering if it would be acceptable to move them to main space without doing AFC. They are similiar to other medal of honor articles with same sources and format as pre-existing. Afc takes a bit so I was wondering if it is acceptable to move them early? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gandalf the Groovy (talk • contribs) 16:59 2 May 2021 (UTC)
Unbiased requests for input are acceptable and are not canvassing per WP:CANVASS. I'm sure you don't mean it that way. -Fnlayson (talk) 06:55, 8 May 2021 (UTC)
Milhist editors post notices like this all the time here. Can't remember the last I saw someone deliberately attack the poster with "canvassing" accusations. This is a straight-forward, minimal & neutral notice that doesn't target any specific editors.
The editor detailed at Wikipedia:Long-term abuse/KızılBörü1071 has been particularly active over the last 48 hours, including multiple sockpuppets active on the same articles in a short period of time, making rollback less useful. They generally target articles relating to the Ottoman Empire and Turkey, but have been branching out slightly more due to many of their target articles being semi-protected. Since they often use "one-edit-and-move-onto-new-sockpuppet" accounts, there might be some edits to random articles that slip under the radar. See Category:Wikipedia sockpuppets of KızılBörü1071 for typical username format. FDW777 (talk) 07:45, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
Forgot to say, SMS Helgoland would be turned into a shipindex page if the move were to happen. Mjroots (talk) 14:11, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
Yes, it should - I'll take care of it. Parsecboy (talk) 14:47, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
Actually, it should redirect to Helgoland (ship), as there are a couple of others that aren't "SMS", and there's no real need to have largely duplicate indices. Parsecboy (talk) 15:07, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
I've added the 1867 corvette to the shipindex page. Mjroots (talk) 15:18, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
Greetings. I have opened a new RFC at Talk:Josef Mengele. The question is "Should the article have an "In popular culture" section?" Comments and discussion welcome.— Diannaa (talk) 13:30, 8 May 2021 (UTC)
@GraemeLeggett: There is more text than a list so what is that list? There is problem with structure of this artice/list for sure. This is more article describing "Battlecruisers of the Royal Navy" with detailed desscriptions of battlecruisers of the Royal Navy than "List of battlecruisers of the Royal Navy" with list of battlecruisers of the Royal Navy because there is no enough material for a list. I think voting went wrong then, maybe because it was in 2010. Basically it's just article pretending to be a list. Eurohunter (talk) 17:13, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
Have look at MOS:LIST, it doesn't specify that a list should be just a table or a bulleted set of let nks.GraemeLeggett (talk) 17:29, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
Name and scope of “Russian, Soviet and CIS” task force
I presume “Russian” refers to the Russian empire, and not limited to Russians’ nationality or some such. Does the scope extend back before Russia to the history of Rusʼ? Does the scope include the military histories of the twelve Soviet successor states with Georgia and Ukraine, or only ten CIS members? If the former, then, for example, Ukraine’s history necessarily includes the histories of Lithuania and Poland.
Please let’s clarify the scope statement, and perhaps rename the project appropriately. —MichaelZ. 17:02, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
NPOV violation and factual errors in Franz Halder bio
I came across HMS Tuscarora (FY 044) via WP:THQ#New page, feel free to touch up on it.. Since I'm not very familiar with the notability guidelines for military vessels, I thought that perhaps someone from MILHIST could help sort this out. My first inclination would be to WP:DRAFTIFY this to allow the creator time to find and add citations; if, however, someone here has experience in working on this type of article and wants to flesh this one out a bit, then draftifying it might not be necessary. -- Marchjuly (talk) 02:42, 10 May 2021 (UTC)