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Talk pages only consisting of the talk page header template[change source]

Hello Auntof6, I don't think that talk pages only having the {{talk header}} are useful at all. Here it also clearly says, that pages shouldn't be created just to place this template. Morneo06 (talk) 11:06, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

@Morneo06: I agree. I just don't think we can use QD to get rid of them. --Auntof6 (talk) 11:07, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
And how can we get rid of them? Last time using qd worked perfecty. Morneo06 (talk) 11:11, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
OK, if it was good enough for Eptalon, it's good enough for me. --Auntof6 (talk) 11:22, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
Personally, I think a talk page with just the header is pointless. There's an exception though: If you know the subject is controversial, or that people will be discussing it soon enough, then you could possibly place such a header. Examples are candidates for elections, people from political parties with "extreme" views, etc. I do however think that unregistered or new editors are unlikely to do that. --Eptalon (talk) 11:32, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
@Eptalon: As I said above, I agree that talk pages shouldn't be created with only the header. --Auntof6 (talk) 11:39, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
Couldn't we just blank the page instead of deleting it? I know I have a script that I can do it with quickly. PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? (Pronouns: He, him, his) 16:51, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
@PotsdamLamb: What would be the point of that? The reason for deleting them is to remove a page that isn't serving a purpose. If you blank it, it still isn't serving a purpose. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:57, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
It would just blank it. Do not all articles and users have a talk page? Why have to wait on an administrator to do that when we could do that ourselves? If we blank it, it removes the header on them as someone placed them. I do not think they automatically generate on every page (or do they now)? PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? (Pronouns: He, him, his) 19:00, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
@PotsdamLamb: There's no need for a talk page until someone wants to talk on it, or it needs an attribution template or something like that. So, no, not all articles and users have talk pages. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:25, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
Ok gotcha. I realized as I reading your comment above that it is there, just not created (aka soft page), so when something is added, it creates the hard page. But my question is, if someone does create the page instead of asking for a QD why can we not just blank it (yes it would still be there) but no heading will be on it. This would bring down the burden to the admins to have to do it, as we could do it, provided the heading is the only thing on the page. If there is a discussion, then we should not blank it. PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? (Pronouns: He, him, his) 20:29, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
@Morneo06: Just stumbled on this discussion. This was actually subject to community discussions a long time ago. While it is strongly discouraged to create the page just to add a talk page header. Once it is there, it should be left and not deleted. The community felt the header was more helpful to the reader than a message saying the talk page was deleted and that it might actually be harmfull in that it could cause a user to be hesitant to create a the talk page when they had something to post. Deleting the talk page doesn't help the wiki in anyway. It doesn't free up space or anything like that. It is the same reason we just switch vandalized talk pages over to the talk page header instead of outright deleting them. -Djsasso (talk) 19:44, 13 August 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know about it. Could you please link this discussion? Morneo06 (talk) 21:04, 14 August 2021 (UTC)

questions in relation with Conservatorship page[change source]

Is there some reason for erasing the name of Britney Spears' father from the article? Also, you removed the word the from the headings in the article. Does the word the not need to even be inside the headings of articles I create? Angela Kate Maureen 12:28, 8 August 2021 (UTC)

I removed the name of her father to simplify the article. Since that article is about conservatorship and not about Britney, it's not necessary to mention his name.
We don't start article titles or section names with A, An, or The unless it's actually part of the name of something, like The Beatles and The New York Times. --Auntof6 (talk) 12:38, 8 August 2021 (UTC)

issues to address[change source]

In the last two weeks recently, I called just over thirty articles I posted onto the Simple English Wikipedia site between August 2010 and September 2011 into question and reviewed them. I realized then that during periods prior to August 2015 I had been young and careless and wasn't always checking the articles for potential mistakes, questionable information or possibility of having statements that might have been classified as either libelous or slander. One article posted onto Simple English Wikipedia back in spring 2011 was especially concerning: Judith Miller (journalist). I reviewed your edit summaries on that page; it said rem potentially libelous statement. I did not realize back then the last statement in that biography article might have been inappropriate for being included without citing sources. I wasn't using proper technology before early December 2012 (twenty-four days before Christmas 2012, I purchased my first Windows Seven laptop computer for making better edits and reverting vandalism, improper editing and undoing any possibly damaging editing coming from other Wikipedia users than during my first two years of editing Simple English, the regular English, French and Spanish Wikipedia sites.

I would never knowingly insert any libelous or slanderous pieces of information into Wikipedia articles or use such information or statements while answering Wikipedia administrators/other editors, because the possibility and chances of being served with indefinite blocking are too high. Since December 2012, I always use proper sources from the Internet or English Wikipedia for references before posting the page onto the several Wikipedia editing sites I just mentioned.

Just recently, during the request of administrator rights involving me, you questioned my original wording and mentioned it was written in ways non-English speakers and some native English speakers would find hard to understand. That was one of several problems due to which you were against the recent adminship request involving me. Can you please give specifics about how my original writing was written in the answers on Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Tropical Storm Angela? In another three to five years beyond now, I will make another adminship request here on Simple English Wikipedia; I did not make the first request, I was surprised when the first request was made by another Wikipedia editor here. I wasn't prepared on the first request.

When the second administrator rights request is made within three to five years beyond today, I will have become much more mature and more ready for being an administrator on Simple English Wikipedia by those particular years, somewhere between August 2024 and November 2026.

I currently edit the French, Spanish, English and Simple English Wikipedia sites with a laptop computer having Windows 10 included with the device beforehand; that's so I can revert vandalism, improper edits, copyright violations or any personal attacks on other Wikipedia editors more easily. My current laptop allows me to issue warnings with better timing than previous laptops did. Angela Kate Maureen 23:22, 15 August 2021 (UTC)

@Tropical Storm Angela: Just to let you know, I'm not ignoring your post. I'm just waiting until I have time to give you a considered response. --Auntof6 (talk) 11:03, 16 August 2021 (UTC)

Hi[change source]

So BTW I am not ignoring you from your request to post things about CATS and such I have questions on. I have had very little time as I just worked 8 days in a row averaging 14-15 a day and one day no shower because our hot water heater blew up, one day the pilot light went out so a cold shower and the same the next day. So I was hoping to find a list of cats and their subs and the closest I could find with the help of either DJsasso or Eptalon (I forget) is Category:Container_categories. That has been a good start. I also found the stub project too so I have been slowly going through and moving the stub to the end of the article and changing it as needed based off of Wikipedia:Simple_Stub_Project. I am still going through a lot of articles on wiki project check and working on dup refs and missing ref lists. Also if the article has a lot of issues (like 10 or more) I attempt to fix it, as well as if I see any of the hidden cats are error cats and figure out how to fix them. I have noticed some of them cannot be fixed as not all templates are on here so I look to see if I can bring it over and the doc and any underlying templates that are missing for the articles. I also run into a lot of errors in infoboxes where incorrect parameters are used and if I can not find the similar one in the full template, I rem the entire line. Do you feel all of that is ok? PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? (Pronouns: He, him, his) 21:05, 16 August 2021 (UTC)

@PotsdamLamb: I wasn't waiting for you to post anything. If you ask questions, I will try to answer them; if you don't, I don't worry about it. You don't need to give me all the reasons. My comments about the other things you said:
  • Category:Container_categories is not a good place to learn about categorization in general. There really isn't a good "list of categories" that is a good place to learn about categories.
  • Working with stubs is also not a good way to learn about the main categories. We don't have (and don't want) stub categories that correspond to all of the main categories.
  • For the other things, I'd need to see an example of what you're talking about before I could say if I think it's OK.
--Auntof6 (talk) 21:14, 16 August 2021 (UTC)
So the stubs are only based on what is in the list, I am not creating any other stubs. I am adding the correct stubs so it people want to work on say politics it will come up in that category as being a stub instead of just a general stub.
Example for stubs: [Diff]
This was one with the wrong links, wrong official site, I removed the links as I see them as advertising since they linked (at one point) to a specific series of watches, and I added a stub - [diff]
There are also others but I do not want to inundate your page with all of them. PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? (Pronouns: He, him, his) 21:28, 16 August 2021 (UTC)
The one on the Khaksar movement looks OK. The one for Omega watches... it might not hurt to have the links because it's an article about the product, but I guess it doesn't hurt to remove them, either. I also don't think we'd tag that one as a stub. --Auntof6 (talk) 21:37, 16 August 2021 (UTC)
So I put it as a stub because of the readable prose size. After your changes, it is now 319 words; the original was only 556 readable words, so way below the threshold which I believe for us is like 1000 or 1500? I would have to look it up again unless you know you off hand. PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? (Pronouns: He, him, his) 22:04, 16 August 2021 (UTC)

removing of terms beverage selling, very largely and creamier from recent Orange Julius page on Wikipedia[change source]

Hey Aunt: you recently removed the three terms I just mentioned from the recent article I published onto Simple English Wikipedia. Were the terms not appropriate tone for articles on this Wikipedia? Were the terms complex? What might have been wrong with using the terms? Angela Kate Maureen (talk) 03:23, 19 August 2021 (UTC)

@Tropical Storm Angela: There was nothing wrong with the tone.
  • I removed beverage selling because it made the sentence a little shorter and the words weren't necessary to understand the meaning. If you want to emphasize that those stands sold only beverages, a better phrase would be beverage stands, without the word selling.
  • I removed very largely because it's an awkward phrase and also wasn't necessary to understand the sentence (partly because the original amount and the new amount are both given, so the reader can see on their own how much the sales increased).
  • I removed creamier because that word is ambiguous and because the explanatory word in parentheses, smooth, does a good job of conveying the meaning.
Let me know if you'd like more explanation. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:17, 19 August 2021 (UTC)

Hello i need your help[change source]

{{help}} i kindly need your help pls message me on my user talk pageAdamu001 (talk) 13:28, 19 August 2021 (UTC)

@Adamu001: If you need help, you can ask your question here. Also, please don't put the help template on other users' pages. --Auntof6 (talk) 15:48, 19 August 2021 (UTC)

Senators from Oregon[change source]

You made the category Category:United States Senators from Oregon but there is already a category Category:United States senators from Oregon. 173.160.142.89 (talk) 05:45, 20 August 2021 (UTC)

Thanks, I'll fix it. I did look for that, but I must have missed it. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:56, 20 August 2021 (UTC)

Unreliable Source on PBS Kids Bookworm Bunch[change source]

Hi, this user Djsasso was adding shows that have never been on PBS Kids Bookworm Bunch and I am about fix the page, so you might need to block this user for 24 hours. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.18.248.206 (talkcontribs) 16:08, 24 August 2021 (UTC)

Strike Outs[change source]

I did not know that if they were not blocked when comment was made that it stands. They were CU blocked and globally locked as sockpuppets which is why I struck them out. Apologies. PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? (Pronouns: He, him, his) 19:50, 24 August 2021 (UTC)

@PotsdamLamb: It's probably a case of administrator discretion. When that user was indeffed, the admin could have struck out their comments but chose not to. It's probably best if you don't strike out such comments yourself anyway. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:00, 24 August 2021 (UTC)
Ok. Thanks. PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? (Pronouns: He, him, his) 20:01, 24 August 2021 (UTC)
 (change conflict)  In this specific case I just forgot. So do what you all feel is best. -Djsasso (talk) 20:02, 24 August 2021 (UTC)

Main page for Commons[change source]

Hey Aunt! Please tell me how to translate the main page for Commons into another language? I want to do that for my language! Please tell me the steps and about permissions (if any). Haoreima (talk) 17:59, 25 August 2021 (UTC)

@Haoreima: Sorry, I don't know how to do that. Besides, I don't know if you can get such a page implemented if there isn't a corresponding Wikipedia for that language: is there? --Auntof6 (talk) 18:08, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
Manipuri language has mni wikipedia. Then?? Haoreima (talk) 18:49, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
@Haoreima: What do you mean by "Then??" --Auntof6 (talk) 18:50, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
Then means what about mni as it has a wikipedia? As you asked me, what further you want me to suggest! Haoreima (talk) 18:55, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
I asked you as you are FILE MOVERS, PATROLLERS, ROLLBACKERS in Commons. So, I thought you might helped me as you're well experienced! Haoreima (talk) 18:57, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
@Haoreima: I'm experienced in using it, but not in the technical stuff needed to make a new version of the main page in another language. --Auntof6 (talk) 19:00, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
@Haoreima: It's good that it has a Wikipedia, but I still can't help you because I don't know how to do what you want. I would ask at Commons, or even at Meta. --Auntof6 (talk) 19:00, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
Then, where shall I ask? Haoreima (talk) 19:04, 25 August 2021 (UTC)

John. F. Kennedy - (Simple English)[change source]

I don't have a clue what you are talking about and what you mean. It was just a little minor edits and change nothing more that's it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.4.231.83 (talkcontribs) 19:44, 25 August 2021 (UTC)

There were two problems. The main one was that referred to as is more complex than called, and simpler terms should be used here (that's the whole point of this Wikipedia). The other is that you misspelled referred. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:10, 25 August 2021 (UTC)

Dear Sir, I am not able to create my page. You unblock it. Page: Anshuman Tiwari (musician)[change source]

Dear Sir, I am not able to create my page. You unblock it.

Page: Anshuman Tiwari (musician) Iamanshumantiwari (talk) 15:56, 27 August 2021 (UTC)

@Iamanshumantiwari: I will not unlock it. Each time it was recreated, it did not show that the subject is notable according to Wikipedia's definition of notability. In addition, you should not write an article about yourself. --Auntof6 (talk) 19:17, 27 August 2021 (UTC)
FYI it also was deleted at Requests for Deletion at another name. -Djsasso (talk) 19:42, 27 August 2021 (UTC)

Over-cat[change source]

I feel like Converse is over-categorized. What are your thoughts? PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? (Pronouns: He, him, his) 22:32, 27 August 2021 (UTC)

@PotsdamLamb: I don't see overcategorization. What do you think might be overcategorization? --Auntof6 (talk) 00:51, 28 August 2021 (UTC)
Never mind I misread them. PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? (Pronouns: He, him, his) 05:51, 28 August 2021 (UTC)

question[change source]

One last question! for this change I just changed the year to english, do I still need to use the template for this one, It is just a very small change Tsugaru Let's Talk! :) 🍁 01:25, 28 August 2021 (UTC)

@つがる: It wasn't in a template before, so I don't see the need to add one. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:27, 28 August 2021 (UTC)
Cool! Thanks so much for your help tonight! --Tsugaru Let's Talk! :) 🍁 01:28, 28 August 2021 (UTC)

Accounts[change source]

Hi Aunt! I want all the user accounts associated with this current User:Haoreima to be global locked so that even by mistake, I don't use those anymore as well as others might not misuse by knowing the password (if possible). Will global lock of those accounts be advantageous or disadvantageous to this current account? And will that action affect me if I request to unblock in the en wiki in future (if I wish)? Haoreima (talk) 12:23, 29 August 2021 (UTC)

@Haoreima: I don't know if you can request global locking. You can request that an account be indefinitely blocked. Just make the request using the account you want blocked, so that we know the request is coming from the user being blocked. For example, if one of the accounts is called "Haoreima 2", then log onto that account to make the request. I can't advise you about how it would affect you on enwiki. --Auntof6 (talk) 08:34, 3 September 2021 (UTC)

September 2021[change source]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Everyone is welcome to helpfully change the encyclopedia. However, please assume good faith while talking with other editors, which you did not on WP:Simple Talk. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about changing this encyclopedia. Thank you. You stated "The correct question is not "does anyone have an issue if I create this?": that implies that you are going to create it if no one objects, and that is not how it works The correct question would be something like "is the community willing to approve this?"". That is not what I said, there is nothing in the proposal even remotely close to this. Please be cautious before you put the words you choose into other peoples mouths. Not one of these was even mentioned, you simply assumed it. PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? (Pronouns: He, him, his) 18:02, 7 September 2021 (UTC)

@PotsdamLamb: You may want to think twice before accusing anyone of not assuming good faith when, in the same conversation you refer to here, you call someone a "category bitch". I was trying to alert you to how your own phraseology can be interpreted. That's why I used the term "implies", rather than stating that you said something outright. If you aren't interested in knowing how you're coming across, so be it. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:45, 7 September 2021 (UTC)
I did not say “does anyone have an issue if I create this?” anywhere in my posting. That is you putting your words into my mouth. Absolutely no where, no where, does it say that so I do not know where you got it from. And I’ll admit yes I was talking about you. You feel you are the main admin when I see you posting on other admins about how to do their jobs and what not. They are also admins and can make the same judgements how they see fit as you do and you do not have the right to tell another admin how they should do it based on what you want to see. Also, I may post something to one persons talk page because they have been helping me on it but then here you come as a tps and answering me and telling me not to post there to post somewhere else. If I wanted to post somewhere else, I would have but it’s a direct question for them and I’m not looking for any immediate answer. You don’t see me posting on others to block someone or revert pages or anything as those have appropriate places to go. You should really stop to be all controlling of everything on this Wikipedia and let other admins answer questions posed to them. Might sound harsh but that has been my experience with you since day one. Very few times have you proved helpful and of those times I thank you but overall I feel you need to calm the heck down and stop telling people at the same level as you how to do their jobs. I don’t need to point them out specifically as I’m pretty sure you are already aware of everything you have done as you are a pretty smart person. PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? (Pronouns: He, him, his) 19:07, 7 September 2021 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) If you're going to make an accusation like You should really stop to be all controlling of everything on this Wikipedia towards an editor, you should really provide examples of the behaviour you mentioned. --Ferien (talk) 19:16, 7 September 2021 (UTC)
@Ferien It is evident in a lot of her edits and you as an admin and a previous editor not to long ago also saw these. I am not going to go through and provide thousands of diffs where this was done unless I ask for a desysop which I am not doing. She knows, as does anyone else whose been here for a while, what I am talking about. It would take me days to pull everything as she also does a lot of AWB so the logs are huge. I am off to bed now because I have to work tonight. PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? (Pronouns: He, him, his) 19:22, 7 September 2021 (UTC)

Number of bytes/words[change source]

Hello Aunt! How can I know how many bytes or how many words are there in a particular wiki article page? (Without counting one by one :):):-)) Haoreima (talk) 15:11, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

@Haoreima: The page information will tell you the number of bytes. However, if you want to know if an article is long enough for GA or VGA status, the page information doesn't help. That's because for GA or VGA you count only the text, not any tables, infoboxes, references, related pages, other websites, categories, images, and similar things. I usually copy the text and paste it into a word processor that gives a word count. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:55, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

Remove this request for deleted tag .[change source]

I think that this person notable person because He is working News Blogger in Famous News paper Times Of Indian News .Slowly Slowly famous him but Suddenly Anyone petson Not famous I talking to you that my remarks understand you . Thopo Hembram (talk) Thopo Hembram

@Thopo Hembram: I can't remove the request for deletion tag because the discussion is still going on. Also, leaving a message on someone's talk page will not help the article be kept, even here on my talk page. You need to say something on the discussion page about why you think it should be kept, but just add your own comments without deleting other comments. --Auntof6 (talk) 06:01, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

Revert reasonable or not[change source]

Hello Ma'am! User:SHB2000 reverted my edit in the RFD, for changing my comment. What shall we do? Haoreima (talk) 10:55, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

It's considered inappropriate to modify your comments after someone has replied to them, and in your case, Macdonald-ross had already replied to you over there. It's a different case if no one had replied to them, but someone did here. SHB2000 (talk) 10:59, 18 September 2021 (UTC)
Ross' comment is independent from mine. So, it's not a response but another comment. Haoreima (talk) 11:00, 18 September 2021 (UTC)
Judging by the content, that was obviously written for you. Use common sense. SHB2000 (talk) 11:10, 18 September 2021 (UTC)
Judging by the presence of the template, that is judging by formatting. Regards! Haoreima (talk) 11:19, 18 September 2021 (UTC)