User talk:Hoo man

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Blocked IP address[edit]

Hello Hoo man. I have a blocked IP address, and I don't understand why it's blocked. The IP address is

When I search for globally blocked addresses, I find this reference to you...

08:56, 26 November 2015: Hoo man ( globally blocked (expires on 21 October 2018 at 18:49, anonymous only) (Cross-wiki spam: spambot: Hoster / VPN service; Converting block to anony only)

Wiki being the terribly arcane (unWiki) and tortuous project that it is, I have no idea what all this is about. Are you responsible for blocking my IP address? If so, can you explain why it's blocked, please? In any case, Id be very grateful for any advice you can give on what on earth Im supposed to do to retrieve my editing rights.

I'm an innocent man, m'lud! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Harry Audus (talk) 06:56, 25 April 2017‎ (UTC)

@Harry Audus: You were not blocked for any action you have taken, but the VPN you are (probably) using got caught up in a block. If you log in before editing you will be able to edit, except on the English Wikipedia as your IP address is blocked there locally, see I can't do anything about blocks on the English Wikipedia, thus you will need to address this there, possibly with the administrator handing out the block. Another option is, if this is acceptable for you, to disable your VPN. Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 07:16, 25 April 2017 (UTC)


hi I wonder if I can be unblocked. I am based in China and have to use a VPN to get onto wiki Many thanks Nick

Renaming user with 400k edits[edit]

Dear Hoo man,

a user with 400k edits would like to be renamed [1]. Could you rename when you are available? Thank you.

Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 15:20, 4 May 2017 (UTC)


Hello, I mentioned you in Steward requests/Username changes --Alaa :)..! 15:58, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

Scripts broken[edit]

Hello. I just wanted to let you know that (at least on Monobook) your scripts are broken suddenly. Since that post I've also tested Sledge Hammer and gives me the same problem: I'm not able to click any page tabs from above. When you've got a moment, could you please check that out? Hope that you're well. Regards, —MarcoAurelio 18:49, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

Verify you've met me?[edit]

Hey, I installed Wikibase from scratch during the wikimania hackathon and you helped me with the binary vs. utf-8 collation issue. Maybe you could verify you've met me at :) Dan scott (talk) 18:31, 11 August 2017 (UTC)

Done! :) - Hoo man (talk) 22:33, 11 August 2017 (UTC)