Test my new signature. --Alice✉ 15:21, 26 September 2012 (EDT)
Your signature may not be that of another user either. It will be apparent to anyone who looks at the edit history of a page that it is you, and not Alice, who edited the page and left a signature that says "Alice." Please don't leave another user's signature, as it will appear to be an attempt to hide your edits, which is a violation of site policy. Thank you,--IBobitalkemail 15:32, 26 September 2012 (EDT)
Before I can address your concern and respond, would you be kind enough to respond to the questions I posed in this edit:
Have you oversighted previous contributions by what appears to be a "phantom" user that, on the face of it has never made any contributions whatsoever?
I don't know what you're referring to. Regardless of answers you do or do not get, your signature change is in violation of policy and you risk a blocked account. Also, it is odd that you welcomed yourself to WT, above... what is the purpose of that? Your contributions thus far are very odd.--IBobitalkemail 16:20, 26 September 2012 (EDT)
Please read the URL I reference above to understand what I am referring to, Sir.
Nobody else welcomed me apart from the robot when I created an account so I just copied the text from that.
Should I understand that you are threatening to block me because I have edited Singapore and Singapore_Airlines and you think that/me "odd"?
Is it OK if I simply use my real name to sign?
I can fax you copies of my ID if you like?
What is the fax number, please? --singaporeAlice 04:34, 27 September 2012
Hi! What were you trying to do on Talk:Maori phrasebook page? I saw that the abuse filter stopped you. How can I help? Thanks, IBAlex 14:05, 1 November 2012 (EDT)
In written Māori, the long vowels are often denoted by macrons (bars over the letters) or whatever similar characters were available to the typesetter. Sometimes you will see words where a vowel letter is repeated. This may indicate that the vowel is pronounced "long", but modern usage is to use the macron when possible.
Thus Māori, Maaori and Maori would all represent the same word; although you will rarely see it spelled "Maaori".
Macrons have tended not to be written when a Māori word has been a commonly used word by people speaking English (including with the word Māori), and macrons have generally not appeared on direction signs or maps; however, as more people become aware of the correct pronunciation of various Māori words and place names, and of the instructive guidance that macrons provide by indicating how words should be pronounced, the use of macrons is increasing in New Zealand society, including in official documents. Road direction signs for Taupo (both the town and the lake) are now written as Taupō; whereas, prior to 2008, the macron, which should have been used, was missing.
In line with this modern tendency towards correct macron usage, I moved, over a re-direct, Maori phrasebook to Māori phrasebook but was stopped from automatically moving the re-directed article's associated discussion page. However, I have now copied that associated discussion page to the re-named article's associated discussion page so your help is no longer needed, Alexa.
Thank you for asking! --singaporeAlice 15:32, 1 November 2012 (EDT)
Thanks so much for explaining! Good to hear that you sorted it out on your own! For future references, the filter will stop you every time you will try to move more than one page per minute. I hope this explanation will help prevent blocking good edits in the future. Cheers! IBAlex 15:39, 1 November 2012 (EDT)
That seems a sensible measure to slow down the spammers. However, I would suggest that you also develop an associated white list of trusted users who are not stopped from automatically moving the associated discussion pages of articles (and that my name be added to it - big grin). --singaporeAlice 15:46, 1 November 2012 (EDT)
Unfortunately that functionality does not seem to exist on the filter. I have changed the filter so that it allows 2 moves per minute now.--IBobitalkemail 15:58, 1 November 2012 (EDT)
What a pity. Now I know the ropes, I can live with 60 seconds delay and a manual move (rather than an automatic move) of associated discussion pages if the alternative is increased degradation of our guide by spammers. That's why I would respectfully suggest returning to the one edit per minute setting to continue to slow spammers and vandals. --singaporeAlice 16:03, 1 November 2012 (EDT)
We will definitely change it back; fortunately, our overall strategy of zero tolerance is really working. Sone spammers are clearly giving up; the rest are being blocked and reverted almost immediately in most cases. We're not perfect, but we're getting even better. I personally believe we are better and cleaner now that we have been in *years*. Which is awesome for people like you and others who can now work in a relatively spam and vandalism-free environment!--IBobitalkemail 16:13, 1 November 2012 (EDT)
That's right! We are doing our best to fight vandalism and spam! And we also appreciate all the effort in administrating the site from WT contributors! Cheers, IBAlex 16:17, 1 November 2012 (EDT)
Hi Alice, I see you changed Wikitravel:External links. As the EL page is one of the core policies of WT its probably better to try to build consensus before you change the policy single-handedly. So for now I reverted your edits. Regards. -- Eiland 16:19, 4 November 2012 (EST)