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page may be ready

I think the page is ready to return to the mainspace. Do you? Angela Maureen (talk) 01:32, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Happy 2017!

Happy New Year 2017, Auntof6! Angela Maureen (talk) 07:03, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, same to you. --Auntof6 (talk) 16:22, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

hello happy new year

happy new year! Just saying hi. wishing you the best. --Dongrasgym2020 (talk) 16:20, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, same to you. --Auntof6 (talk) 16:22, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Barnstar

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As far as I am aware I can do this, so thank you very much for helping me start out on Wikipedia, and for helping everyone else. Thanks, MiloDenn (talk) 18:36, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, MiloDenn! --Auntof6 (talk) 18:41, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
No problem, I saw to late that you already have a trillion, so you probably don't care very muchMiloDenn (talk) 18:43, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
Yes, I do! It's always nice to feel appreciated. :) --Auntof6 (talk) 18:46, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

Changing pages to categories

Some pages have been created that should probably be categories, so I was wondering how I change them? Thanks, MiloDenn (talk) 18:45, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

Can you give me some examples? --Auntof6 (talk)
List of Baku metro stations --MiloDenn (talk) 18:49, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
That is a list article. We have a lot of list articles. In some cases, list articles would be better as categories; in those cases, we can nominate them for deletion (RfD). In this case, the article gives more information than you could have with a category, so I think it's OK. Besides that, none of the station articles exists yet, so we couldn't create a category yet. --Auntof6 (talk)

Talkback

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Caribbean

The Caribbean are considered to be part of North America. Wwikix (talk) 09:49, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

According to whom? It's an area defined by the Caribbean Sea, which touches both North and South America. --Auntof6 (talk) 10:08, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
See the article on the English Wikipedia (en:Caribbean): geopolitically the Caribbean are a region of North America. Wwikix (talk) 10:14, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

Your revdel at Rollback

Hi, Aunt. I don't necessarily disagree with what you just did at all. But you should know that the user in question is revealing such details about himself/herself at his/her own talk page. We're all trying to get the user to settle down, follow the rules, and so forth, but s/he seems quite impulsive. But I don't know if you want to try to tackle the situation on that user talk page or not.

Anyway, have a good weekend. StevenJ81 (talk) 19:35, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

Yes, I'm trying to address it there as well. If you see anywhere else, maybe you could send me an email to tell me where. I would say to send the user an email explaining it, but he doesn't seem to have email enabled. --Auntof6 (talk) 19:38, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

Talkback

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Central Department of Paraguay

Thanks for simplifying and improving this article; I knew it was a bad article but I was tired and I wanted to finish with the Paraguayan departments, at least those in the Eastern Region. I started these articles hoping that somebody else could continue with them but it seems that nobody is interested for the moment. I had the same experience with the regions and provinces of Chile and the provinces of Costa Rica. But at least I have all the provinces of my country, the Dominican Republic. Another point, why do you consider that "kilometer" (or kilometre) is more simple that km? I think that those international symbols would be easier to understand because they are used in all languages instead of the whole words that are different in different languages. Again, thanks for the help. --Jmarcano (talk) 20:58, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

You're welcome, but it's not usually a good idea to count on someone else to fix up an article. If you know it still needs work, why not put it in a sandbox until you can either finish it yourself or ask someone else for help? Most editors have limited time, and fixing up someone else's articles isn't our first choice of how to spend that time. The way I look at it is that articles should be in good shape from the beginning, even if they're shorter to start with.
As for the kilometer question, it's usually best not to use abbreviations. You say that something like "km" is an international symbol, but it's actually an abbreviation rather than a symbol. This wiki's target audience includes people whose first language uses a different alphabet, and those people might not recognize the abbreviation. --Auntof6 (talk) 23:02, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
I think, I am going to check it, that km and others are SI symbols and I have seen those symbols in books, scientific journals and articles in languages that do not use the Latin alphabet. But I am going to check it, as I said. Regarding the article on Central department, I was expecting to someone to check it; what I said is that I was expecting that somebody could write about Paraguayan departments. But, still, I made a mistake in writing such lousy article; sorry. --Jmarcano (talk) 01:37, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

Mountains in the alps pages?

I am sure you have a good reason, but why have you been removing the category alps from all the mountain pages I am creating. They are all in the Alps, and as such I thought they should be in that category. Is it because they are part of a subgroup of that category. If so please just reply yes, or otherwise could you explain. Thanks very much, MiloDenn (talk) 18:55, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

Yes, that's right. You can read about this issue at Wikipedia:Categories#Choosing the correct category. --Auntof6 (talk) 19:10, 14 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks MiloDenn (talk) 19:18, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

Deletion of Supergirl

Hi Auntof6:

I just realized that you deleted the article Supergirl that I created because it has not notability. The article was under construction and I would continue improving it today, expanding it and adding references to make it notable. There are many others articles about TV shows and I'd like to know if it would be possible to restore the article to continue working on it. Another alternative is to restore it and redirect to a subpage of mine and when I have done the neccesary, I'll notify you for an evaluation. Regards, Invel (talk) 21:58, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

@Invel: OK, I have restored it. Please work on it as soon as possible. When you create articles, it's better to either finish them right away or keep them in your userspace until they are ready. --Auntof6 (talk) 22:22, 15 January 2017 (UTC)
Thank you :) Invel (talk) 23:02, 15 January 2017 (UTC)
I've created another article (Super Mario Run) and everything is okay except that the references are shown at the bottom of the page and not in the references section as it should be. Could you help me? Regards, --Invel (talk) 23:57, 15 January 2017 (UTC)
I added a {{reflist}} template to indicate where the references should appear. That template or an equivalent needs to be included in any article that has references. If you don't include it, the references appear after everything else, as you were seeing here, and the article shows up on an error report. --Auntof6 (talk) 00:22, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

Syntactic Structures

Could you please take a look at User:Zaheen/Syntactic Structures? Should I publish it? Zaheen (talk) 18:28, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

User talk:Zaheen/Syntactic Structures also has some statistics about the percentage of basic English words used in the article. 18:30, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Patroller

At what point did it become not allowed to request another editor be given autopatrolled? --Tbennert (talk) 01:35, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

As far as I know, it has never been the process. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:32, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
@Tbennert: On most projects, it can be proposed by others. And, frankly, on many projects sysops grant a right like "patroller" or "autopatrolled" even without a request when a user is deemed trustworthy enough. After all, it gives no extra tools, really, except possibly for marking pages patrolled. And it's a great way to encourage productive editors of maybe 3 months' plus tenure. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:04, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
Later I looked at Wikipedia:Patrollers and it expressly says you can request permission for someone else. I knew others had been granted autopatrolled without their requesting it. I suppose that was by the choice of the admin. And I was specifically wanting his pages to be marked as patrolled so they would clear out of new pages. I can see that the time hasn't been very long. I'm pretty positive I was given autopatrolled earlier than 3 months, but that may have been because of my en.wiki experience. --Tbennert (talk) 21:25, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
OK, I stand corrected. I'd never seen that before (or, obviously, read that provision). I'll put the request back. Still, it's better to check with the other person before making a request for them --Auntof6 (talk) 00:02, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

Any Tips

Very sorry to bother you, but I was wondering whether the pages I am making are OK, and if there was anything I should do to improve at all. Thanks very much, MiloDenn (talk) 19:42, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

No bother at all. I've just been patrolling your new pages, and they look very good. The main things I think I've changed are:
  • I think you used the heading "External links" in some pages. Here we use "Other websites" instead.
  • I added the {{convert}} template to some statements about altitude, to show the figures in both metres and feet. We're supposedly a global project, so I like to use that template wherever applicable.
  • Minor simplifying and typo fixing
So mostly they look good, good enough that I'd give you the patroller right if you want it. It wouldn't obligate you to do any patrolling, but it would save other editors from having to patrol your edits. --Auntof6 (talk) 19:56, 21 January 2017 (UTC)
Dear Auntof6, if you are happy for it, I would be honoured to accept Patroller rights. Thanks very much, MiloDenn (talk) 20:07, 21 January 2017 (UTC)
Done. If you choose to patrol new pages, just be sure they're in good shape, or add any needed maintenance tags. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:12, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

Recent new patrollers

Hi Aunt. I noticed we have at least a couple of new patrollers. Since both still have pages on the New Pages list dating to before they were given patroller rights, would there be anything wrong with asking them to patrol their own previous pages to help get the number of new pages down? I don't know if it's been considered before but it seems like a good idea. Thanks. Rus793 (talk) 21:32, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

I don't know. They might not want to do patrolling, even their own pages. It's also sort of a conflict to have someone patrol their own pages. I guess I feel it's not necessary, but I don't feel strongly about it. --Auntof6 (talk) 22:33, 21 January 2017 (UTC)
I checked, we can't patrol our own page. MiloDenn (talk) 22:39, 21 January 2017 (UTC)
It's just one of those things. A patroller is also "autopatrolled"; that is, any page they create is automatically patrolled. But that doesn't apply to previous pages created, and you're never allowed to patrol a page you created. StevenJ81 (talk) 03:45, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

how is plot on Shaft (movie) complex

How is the plot on Shaft (movie) complex? What are the complex things about the plot? Angela Maureen (talk) 19:45, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

@September 1988: I put some info on the article's talk page. I will watch the page, so let's keep this discussion there. Besides that, you didn't do the attribution, so please take care of that as well. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:45, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

Request for Rollback

I have recently read the guidelines on asking for rollback, and it says that asking on an admins talkpage is fine, so here goes! Please could I request rollback permission in order to quickly revert only vandalism (not Good Faith edits) on this simple wiki. You may note that I requested it previously here: Wikipedia:Requests for permissions#User:MiloDenn. As you can see I was rejected, but I was still fairly new and had not made any edits. I now understand Wiki policies a lot better, and would like to request this tool. Thanks very much for your consideration, MiloDenn (talk) 07:43, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

What a coincidence: I was just about to leave you a message about this edit where you undid a user's changes to Wikipedia:Requested pages, and identified it as vandalism. I wouldn't call that vandalism: some users don't understand the purpose of that page, and they put article text there instead of making an article.
Another concern I have is the way you used the patroller right you got recently: you patrolled articles without understanding exactly what needed to be done. I'd be concerned that you'd do something similar with the rollback right. You have to be very careful calling something vandalism, because the edit summary is permanent and it can reflect badly on the other user.
So right now, I wouldn't approve your request. In any case, I really prefer not to have rights requests on my talk page (see my page notice above). Please make future requests on the designated page(s). Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 08:31, 24 January 2017 (UTC)
That's fine, you can remove my patroller rights too if you want. However, I have checked your notices and their is nothing obvious on them so that is not my fault. :( MiloDenn (talk) 11:37, 24 January 2017 (UTC)
What notices do you mean? If you mean my page notice, the edit notice that displays when you're editing my talk page, it says "Asking for rights: To ask for rollback, patroller, or admin rights, please go to Wikipedia:Requests for permissions.". Sorry if I wasn't clear about what notice I meant. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:38, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

Patrolling

I am not going to generally patrol pages, but if I nominate it for QD, should I also mark it as patrolled. Thanks MiloDenn (talk) 15:35, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

I would say yes, because it means that the page has been checked, and other editors wouldn't need to check again. If an admin declines the qd, then at that time they can take any other steps that might be needed. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:41, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

Municipality Categories

I am currently working on adding municipalities in Bavaria (Such as Buchenberg), and at the moment they have all been in the Oberallgau. I have been wondering exactly where to categorise them. The template on all of them automatially adds them to Category:Settlements in Bavaria, and I was adding them to the category Category:Municipalities in Bavaria. Recently I created a new category inside Category:Municipalities in Bavaria, located here: Category:Municipalities of Oberallgäu. I then removed them from Category:Municipalities in Bavaria and added them there. I was wondering what your views are on this, and what category/categories they should go in. MiloDenn (talk) 16:11, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

Right now, Durach is overcategorized. If it's in Category:Municipalities of Oberallgäu, it shouldn't also be in Category:Settlements in Bavaria. I looked at the template, comparing it to the enwiki version which doesn't seem to have this problem, and I think it would take someone with better template coding skills than me to fix it. As far as what we should do about this, I'm not sure. Are you planning to create more categories for municipalities in districts of Bavaria? If you aren't, I'd consider removing Category:Municipalities of Oberallgäu. If you are, or if you don't want to remove that category, then I think we should look at changing Template:Infobox German location, probably to add a "nocat" function so we can suppress the automatic categorization. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:34, 28 January 2017 (UTC)
I am planning to create more municipalities in districts of Bavaria categories, so I think adding a "nocat" function is a good idea. However, I am not entirely sure how to do this, and was wondering whether you could show me. Thanks, MiloDenn (talk) 13:56, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

DYK update

There is one queue that is ready to go, is it okay if I can update the DYK? --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 03:42, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

TDKR, I don't know. I don't know the details of how these queues are processed. Are you asking because you need an admin to OK the update? --Auntof6 (talk) 04:35, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

Unused files

Hi Auntof6, would it be possible that you clean Special:UnusedFiles? 77.179.4.75 (talk) 14:35, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

This is being discussed at Wikipedia:Simple talk. I think it's better to keep the discussion there rather than also asking people individually. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:40, 28 January 2017 (UTC)
Auntof6 - thanks a lot for your reply! The talk page simply does not work as expected - no single reply at Wikipedia:Simple talk#Maintenance - VGA stub.ogg, nor Wikipedia:Simple talk#2017-01-28 UnusedFiles. In most Wikipedias deleting unused files is part of routine maintenance. 77.180.79.168 (talk) 04:34, 29 January 2017 (UTC)
You need to give people time to reply. We have fewer editors and fewer admins here than most Wikipedias. I am an admin, but since the discussion started there, I'd rather see it take place there. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:59, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

Nocat

Dear Auntof6, I would like to use <nocat>, as you suggested, on the German Location articles I am making, I was wondering if you could explain to me how to use the <nocat> function, and I can then implement that on the pages already created. Thanks very much for your help, MiloDenn (talk) 08:32, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

You'd have to add code for it to the template, then add a parameter on each page where you want to use it. I would have added the code for you, but that part of the template was more complex than I wanted to tinker with at the time. An example of a template that uses it is Template:Jewish and Israeli holidays. If you want help getting the function added to the template, I suggest asking at Simple talk. --Auntof6 (talk) 09:20, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

Deletion

Hello, I previously nominated the article at Noggin (TV channel) for deletion. While some vandalism has been removed now, there is still a fair amount of hoax content on the page (anything involving Fox and News Corporation is false information). It seems that it has been vandalism from the start - this revision of an English Wikipedia article was copied, altered to display hoax names and some hoax material, then posted to create the first revision in 2008. I have been working on creating a simple version on the topic from scratch (even the salvageable text on the current article is too complex, as it was directly lifted from the English WP) but have looked through the edit history and it seems editors have consistently restored versions of the original hoax article over the years. Would you be able to delete the page temporarily so that the hoax revisions would not be restorable, and so I could create it tomorrow with only referenced information? Fanfixer (talk) 10:01, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

Done. I'm sorry I didn't check it over enough before declining the qd. --Auntof6 (talk) 10:04, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

Madagascar (movie)

This page feels completely redundant to Madagascar (disambiguation). Do you think the redirect should be maintained like it was in English Wikipedia? The disambig also feels incomplete compared to the one in English. Also, I need help simplifying the statement "Madagascar is an island country located off the eastern coast of Africa." What should I say instead of located? 104.58.147.208 (talk) 14:27, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

I agree. It's better to have all disambiguation for a term on one page. I have changed the page back to a redirect.
On your second question, how about this: "Madagascar is an island country in the Indian Ocean. It is off the eastern coast of Africa." I usually remove the word located. To me, the first sentence should state only the very basic fact. You could even split that first sentence, but I think it's OK the way it is. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:29, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

What I have to do?

I was busy and I did not used Wikipedia for a couple of days, so I did not see that there was a "speedy deletion" request on an article that I have just created: Italian invasion of French Somaliland. What I have to do in this case? The article does not exist on en.wikipedia, as you can check if you want: I have taken many excerpts from the encyclopedia WOW (similar to Wikipedia), and I was ready to change it if necessary. Sorry for my mistake. One question: can I start a new one -titled for example Italian tentative to occupy French Somalia- but with my own words, and with the most simple English sentences? Thanks. --48sa (talk) 03:01, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

@48sa:The article was deleted because it was copied from multiple English Wikipedia articles without being simplified enough. You could ask at Wikipedia:Deletion review to have the deletion reviewed, or the article could be restored to your userspace for you to work on there. Since you are fairly new here, you might first want to read about this wiki's requirements. Here are some pages that are useful for people who are new here:
Feel free to let me know if you have any questions. --Auntof6 (talk) 03:34, 21 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for your answer. But it sounds too much "complicated" to me, a beginner who only wrote with IPs before, to do all the process of deletion reviewed. If you allow me I can start a new one with the title I wrote above. Anyway, thanks the same for your help. You are very kind. --48sa (talk) 03:54, 21 January 2017 (UTC)
@48sa: The deletion review process is basically just asking to have a deleted article restored. When you start the new article, you might want to start it in your userspace and have someone check it before you make the actual article. Just be sure you understand how to write in simple language and give attribution. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:09, 21 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for your help. I am going to write on my userspace (that I think it is my talk page) in simple language the new article "Italian tentative to occupy French Somalia". I hope you can check it. Thanks again.--48sa (talk) 03:22, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
I have written the new article here: " https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sandbox ". Please, can you check it, when you wish? Thanks.--48sa (talk) 03:44, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
You can't put it there: that's the main Wikipedia sandbox that's for everyone to use, and it gets reset regularly. You need to put it in your own user space. I have put it at User:48sa/sandbox. I will try to look at it later. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:37, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
OK. Sorry for what I did (I don't know what is my "user space"....). Anyway, thanks for your useful help.--48sa (talk) 17:01, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
That was yet another brunodam's sockpuppet, just locked by me. --Vituzzu (talk) 23:05, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

Antoine Griezmann

I know that this page has no content. I was trying to add to it and you deleted it. Bad decision because I even typed my reason in the talk page why I didn't want this page deleted. It shouldn't have even been deleted 5 times already because this man is a professional footballer and he should have a page about him. Consider this. Matthewishere0 (talk) 17:00, 5 February 2017 (UTC) at 16:59, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

@Matthewishere0: You can recreate it if you include something to show why he is notable. Just wait until you write that part before you save the page. A blank page doesn't help anything. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:03, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

OK Thanks for your help Matthewishere0 (talk) 17:14, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

Changes by 50.29.102.28 to BLP articles.

Hello. I saw your comment concerning the Vandalism report I filed yesterday against User:50.29.102.28, in which you said that their changes weren't vandalism. Could you explain this to me please? What I saw was an IP user making loads and loads of categories, and just adding them to BLP articles without sourcing any of the information, giving some people decents ranging from Cherokee Native American, to Welsh.

I classified it as vandalism because they were asked to stop doing what they were doing, initially by another user in a polite manner, then by myself in a similar way. When they ignored those requests, I undid their work because it seemed like they were not taking notice, and marking it as vandalism. Can you tell me how this was wrong, and what I should have done? Thanks. Sunil The Mongoose (talk) 09:08, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

I believed that the user was acting in good faith, making categories and adding them to articles. He/she may or may not have known that we decided in the past not to have the type of category that was being added. We don't have any guideline, as far as I remember, about sourcing information implied by most categories, including these. That's why I didn't consider it vandalism. With some kinds of changes, it's hard to graduate warnings to the point of warning that the user will be blocked, because we don't have specific rules about them. As for the user being asked multiple times to stop what they were doing, only one of the warnings mentioned categories specifically. --Auntof6 (talk) 10:06, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

Ruth Plant

Thanks for your message. In fact the chronology was the other way around, but you are not to know. I inadvertently created the article on Ruth Plant on Simplified Wikipedia and was unaware of the existence of Simplified Wikipedia until I found that none of the links worked (which has been the subject of a separate discussion). Having realised my mistake I created the page on Wikipedia, where it should have been in the first place. I could not find a way of deleting the page on Simplified Wikipedia, but see that this will now be occurring automatically. Thank you for your input on this. MrArmstrong2 (talk) 11:30, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

Categories with G4

I don't really think you can keep deleting categories based on a 3 year old discussion as G4. Categories are always going to have similar content and deletion discussions are not forever since consensus can change. On en for example once a few months have passed you rarely can get away with using a G4 even for articles as it was mostly intended for immediate recreations. That being said can't believe I missed that discussion. It was definitely a bad result, for many notable people their descent is a very key defining aspect of their notability. To use some of the recent people that were in those categories that just got deleted. Cheech's whole career was built around the fact he was a Mexican-American. Or Stallone and being an Italian American. It is definitely something that needs to go back to an actual Rfd if they are ever recreated again because I am not so sure the consensus will hold. -DJSasso (talk) 12:31, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

Then why don't you be proactive and start a discussion now, maybe at deletion review? If you're saying that the categories should exist for people whose descent is notable, they aren't the only people who end up in those categories. When I look at the articles that were added to these categories this time around, I see few about people whose descent is significant. Once the categories are created, some editors will try to categorize every biography into them, whether or not the person's descent is significant. By the way, I'm not the only person who has deleted these over the years since the RfD; as I was deleting them, I saw previous deletions by others for the same reason. --Auntof6 (talk) 16:32, 9 February 2017 (UTC)
Oh I know it wasn't just you, I was just making a comment since you were the one I noticed today and had seen that you had done it a number of times over the years. It wasn't an attack or anything. Was just something I observed and thought I should mention since those categories can never get recreated if people keep deleting them as G4 before they even have a chance to be filled. Its harder to have a discussion about something that doesn't exist than something that does which is why I suggested that the next time they are recreated then it should be discussed instead of immediately deleted. Their continual creation speaks to the likelihood of people expecting to be able to find people based on those characteristics. I was just using those bios as examples of how descent is an important aspect of biographies. Once created, everyone should be added to them so I don't see that as being an issue. Descent is very central to who a person is which is the point of categories, to group subjects by defining characteristics. -DJSasso (talk) 17:08, 9 February 2017 (UTC)
I guess we'll have to disagree. I don't see descent as being that important in most cases, at least not important enough to have categories. I also see these as more of a case of "let's create these because we can" or even "let's create these because enwiki has them". And how far back do we go in a person's family tree to see if they belong in one of these categories? But those are issues for a discussion. I still say we should have the discussion as a deletion review, if you want it discussed. And if you think we shouldn't use old RfDs as justification to delete, maybe that should be specified in the QD option for that. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:45, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

Need approval and unblock to create WebJaguar wikipedia page

Hi,

I tried to create webjaguar page several times but it was deleted everytime. And I was already by the administrator. I wanna confirm that I did not put any advertising and all of the source from the Internet is legal and approved. Can you give me right direct to let me know what was wrong based on your policy?

Thank you so much for your help — This unsigned comment was added by 184.189.202.178 (talk • changes) at 18:27, 10 February 2017‎.

I don't see that the article you mention ever existed on this Wikipedia. I also don't see that your IP address was ever blocked here. In fact, the onky edits made here by this IP were to this talk page. Is it possible that this all happened on English Wikipedia? If the things you mentioned happened there, you need to ask for help there. This is the Simple English Wikipedia, which is a separate site.
By the way, please sign your posts on talk pages by putting four tildes (~~~~) at the end of each post. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 19:10, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Overcoming Obstacles Wikipedia Page

Auntof6 -

You responded to my note about Overcoming Obstacles on the Deletion Review page. You mentioned that you had not seen my page deleted from the simple english wikipedia but rather from the english wikipedia. I am not sure I know the difference between the two. Could you explain that in more detail?

Thank you for your help. — This unsigned comment was added by 2603:3008:206:d200:1ddb:919c:37fc:7af3 (talk • changes) at 14:56, 15 February 2017‎.

They are two different Wikipedias. The one where we are having this discussion is Simple English Wikipedia. If you look at the URL, you will see "simple.wikipedia.org". On English Wikipedia, you will see "en.Wikipedia.org". Sometimes it helps to think of Simple English Wikipedia as a Wikipedia for a different language (as French Wikipedia is for a different language), just one that happens to use a subset of English vocabulary. Contrary to what you might think, it's actually harder to write in simple language for this wiki than to write for full English Wikipedia.
On Simple Wikipedia, the goal is to keep language in articles simple. Wikipedia:Simple English Wikipedia has some information about that. There are also other things that are done differently here. I have a list of some of them at User:Auntof6/Things I would like Wikipedia editors to know#Things we do here that might be different from other Wikis.
I hope that answers your question. Feel free to ask any other questions you have. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:01, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

Chembarambakkam Lake

It was just written by me but copying ideas from the english wiki. Please restore it. I will simplify it.--wiki tamil 100 (talk) 17:11, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

I request to be Fast Fast and Fast in restoring it. Please.--wiki tamil 100 (talk) 17:13, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

@Wiki tamil 100: It is restored. Please simplify it as soon as you can. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:19, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

Thanks a lot--wiki tamil 100 (talk) 17:38, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

QD question

Hey there

Just wondering, is there any reason to keep Category:Azad Jammu and Kashmir? I put the QD tag up because it was empty, and no articles in the main article space link to it. I'm still pretty rusty getting back into the swing of editing, so any insight would be great! Thanks, --Gordonrox24 | Talk 02:47, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Every once in a while we seem to get people linking to it, so I think it's worth keeping as a category redirect. Redirects (either category or article) are cheap, so I don't usually delete them if they're at all likely to be used. I'm now watching this one and the one it redirects to, so I'll see it if anyone tries to switch them again. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:59, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Nonexistent users

Wow, that's a lot of IP user pages. Can't you just use Special:Nuke and set the filters to "user namespace" and "created by unregistered user"? Agrave Banks --- (talk - contribs - email) 20:20, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

Would that delete all user pages that were created by unregistered users? That's not what we want, because an unregistered user could create a user page for an existing user. That would be unusual, but not deleteable. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:22, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
Well, it's not officially listed in QD, but it is still deleteable under the criteria of "user pages must only be created and edited by the user to whom they belong or an administrator with a sufficient explanation for doing so". At least that's the rule on EN Wikipedia. Agrave Banks --- (talk - contribs - email) 20:50, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
That doesn't specifically say that the pages should be deleted if another user creates them. I would leave it to the owner of the page, unless the page violates some other deletion criterion.
By the way, I looked at that function, and I didn't see where you would enter the "created by unregistered user" filter. How would you enter that? --Auntof6 (talk) 21:12, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
I don't have access to the page, so I can't say for sure. However, I know that function does exist on the personal wiki that I run. Agrave Banks --- (talk - contribs - email) 21:14, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

Thank you!

I just wanted to thank you for the changes I had made to the 22nd Amendment Wiki, which you corrected, because it was not in simple English. I appreciate the link as well, providing instructions on how to write a Wiki in simple English. Best Regards. Ttansey (talk) 00:26, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

Deletions

Hello, you can delete these pages for me? I want to move WWE World Heavyweight Championship and WWE Raw Tag Team Championship to the correct titles, as you can see here and here. Thank you. Pedrohoneto (talk) 18:45, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

articles on which i'm working

The articles that I'm working on, User:September 1988/Executive order (United States) and another article, are finished. Are they ready for main space? Angela Maureen (talk) 05:29, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

Are these articles ready now? Angela Maureen (talk) 07:16, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

Category:Producers and Category:Filmmakers

Producers and filmmakers are entertainment occupations. Wwikix (talk) 16:46, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

True, but they aren't themselves entertainers. Compare other occupations such as the camera people, set dressers, continuity people, etc. Those are also entertainment occupations, but the people aren't entertainers. Entertainers are the people who do the performing. --Auntof6 (talk) 16:51, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

could you help me out with simplifying articles

Can you please help me out with simplifying the articles on which i'm working? Angela Maureen (talk) 22:15, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

I'll look at the two I userfied. Do you want help with any others right now? --Auntof6 (talk) 06:26, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
Just the current ones that I'm working on. Angela Maureen (talk) 09:35, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

Urine therapy

Hi ... well, I was a bit surprised that you keep an article that besides having no references is wrong. He mentions as 1967 Nobel prize winner E.H. Kamton ... in 1967 there was not a Nobel winner with this name [1]. And if you look at Google the sentence "the flow of urine first thing in the morning in revitalizing and essential to the ballance of the day! ... it does not appear anywhere so all article is fake. Sincerely DARIO SEVERI (talk) 06:46, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

@DARIO SEVERI: Then do a QD request with a different option, like maybe the one for hoaxes. You used the one for notability, and that can only be used for people, groups, companies, products, services or websites. --Auntof6 (talk) 06:49, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
I understand that my QD request was not a perfect one but usually, in others Wikis, the sysops are more "flexible" mainly when the request is from other sysop. I have more than 16,000 administrative actions but ... OK :) I will try do the perfect thing here. Thanks DARIO SEVERI (talk) 06:59, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
Usually I do that, too, with any user, but this one wasn't as obvious. Besides that, one of the biggest pet peeves we admins have is QD requests that specify an invalid or inapplicable option, and one way to help prevent that is to decline the ones that are wrong. --Auntof6 (talk) 07:08, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

what is taking so long

It has been 11 days since you userfied the two articles on which I'm working. Can you please check the articles before you put them back into the main space? Angela Maureen (talk) 16:22, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

I haven't forgotten about these articles. I will definitely check them before they go back. Sometimes I'm only online for a short time, and I take care of more urgent things first: userspace articles in development aren't as urgent as other things. I'll try to look at these later today. In the meantime, please try not to complain about people not helping you immediately ("what is taking so long" is a little rude): everyone here is a volunteer, and we have lives outside of Wikipedia and can't get to everything right away. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:40, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

User talk:Stikkyy

Can you take a look at the unblock request and let me know what was the full reason for the block. I think I probably see why but I just want a full picture before I decide one way or the other. -DJSasso (talk) 16:46, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

Cat-a-lot and flooder

Did you ever get this working right? I couldn't figure out what I was supposed to edit to make that work. StevenJ81 (talk) 22:00, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

No, I never did. I thought they had fixed Cat-a-lot so that it would honor the flood flag, but it was something else they fixed. --Auntof6 (talk) 22:40, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
It looks like something needs to be edited in the API. That's beyond my ability. I assume you didn't know what they were talking about, or alternatively, that you don't have access to do what they're talking about. StevenJ81 (talk) 22:48, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
I have neither the access nor the knowledge to change it. --Auntof6 (talk) 22:56, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
We might be making progress on this. I'll keep you posted ... StevenJ81 (talk) 17:03, 28 February 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. That would be great. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:06, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

Update 14:48, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

It's now working correctly for me on ladwiki, and I use the same setup for it there that you have in your .js file here. So I assume it will work for you here. Just give it a spin and let me know so we can see if the whole issue is now put to bed. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:48, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

It looks like it works now. Thanks for following up with this! --Auntof6 (talk) 18:39, 10 March 2017 (UTC)
My pleasure. StevenJ81 (talk) 21:20, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

Dhas GK -Request for resumption of our Article

Dear Mr.Auntof6, Greetings to you and your team. We with utmost care modified the article by your guidelines. Kindly help us to retrieve the article and oblige. Regards Dhas GK — This unsigned comment was added by Dhasgk (talk • changes) at 07:48, 9 March 2017‎.

@Dhasgk: If you would like the article restored, please make your request at Wikipedia:Deletion review. --Auntof6 (talk) 09:04, 9 March 2017 (UTC)

how does that cat-a-lot function

Hey Auntof6: When you use that cat-a-lot, how does that function? Angela Maureen (talk) 21:06, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

It's something that started on Wikimedia Commons, but it can also be used on Wikipedias. It lets you do a lot of category work all at once. For example, you can move a lot of things from one category to another, add them to a category, or remove them from a category. If you aren't careful, you can do a lot of damage in a hurry! Do you have something in mind that you might use it for? --Auntof6 (talk) 21:18, 10 March 2017 (UTC)
The documentation for Cat-a-lot is at c:Help:Gadget-Cat-a-lot. --Auntof6 (talk) 21:30, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

Help

Sir, someone deleted my wiki page named as: Www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mukti_Subedi(actor). I request you to restore my page. Sir, If you need more refrences regarding that article. I will provide you a lot. Or contact me at this mail subedimukti14@gmail.com please backup my page. Mukti1 (talk) 00:54, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

@Mukti1: I think you are on the wrong Wikipedia. This is the Simple English Wikipedia. It doesn't look like you have created any articles here at all. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:01, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Remove Tag Selection

Sir, please remove the discussion tag from my page please: simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mukti_Subedi please remove it from my page. Mukti1 (talk) 02:19, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

@Mukti1: The tag cannot be removed until the discussion is finished. Normally I would say that you should comment on the discussion page, but since you are using this account to evade the block of User:Mukti Subedi(Wikipedian), your account is also going to be blocked. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:27, 15 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for blocking the user. However, some of his private info is still visible; could you go through his edits and hide those that reveal his personal info, as has been done to my own talk page? Much appreciated! << S O M E G A D G E T G E E K >> (talk) 03:03, 15 March 2017 (UTC)
I'm not sure I see any that need to be hidden. Can you be more specific? Email me if you don't want to make the info public. --Auntof6 (talk) 03:24, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

a request

Kindly sir please remove representation of our prophet Muhammad because it is the insult of our prophet and muslim Hammadsaeed (talk) 16:53, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

To respond as another admin: Wikipedia is not censored for any particular group. See en:WP:NOTCENSORED. Removing the depiction of Muhammad would be censorship. While there hasn't really been major discussion about the image on Simple Wikipedia, there were many long discussions about it on the English Wikipedia and it was decided long ago to keep the images in. Only (talk) 16:59, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

can you tell me one thing about how to write this " saint, philosopher, poet, and qalandar" written below the name on this page https://simple.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lal_Shahbaz_Qalandar or written on other pages how to write this???

Hammadsaeed (talk) 18:52, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

please this is a request remove this representation of Muhammad you representing picture with our prophet you are in adminstration so island request andale beg to you this image insulting our prophet Hammadsaeed (talk) 02:54, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

please this is a request remove this representation of Muhammad you representing picture with our prophet you are in adminstration so i request and beg to you. this image insulting our prophet.remove this from page Muhammad thank you. Hammadsaeed (talk) 02:56, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

The image of Muhammad SAW should be removed from the the page or i think from whole site. It makes them angry and Islam is against images. Hammadsaeed (talk) 03:00, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

This issue has been discussed many times on Wikipedia. The consensus is that images of Muhammad can stay. If you would like more information on this, you can look at the English Wikipedia page en:Talk:Muhammad/FAQ. Among other things, that page gives information on how to stop images from appearing when you look at a Wikipedia article. --Auntof6 (talk) 03:34, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

as you wish but this is the Insult of our prophet and Islam strongly denied images and Muhammad(P.B.U.H) too. ok

can you tell me how to add family tree chart on this wiki because when i try to add family chart it never appear --Hammadsaeed (talk) 15:37, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

Auntof6 i can not use bot?? --Hammadsaeed (talk) 05:16, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

@Hammadsaeed: I explained on your talk page. Please discuss there if you have any questions. Also, when you have a new question for someone, please start a new section on their talk page instead of adding to a section about something else. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:19, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

Templates

@Auntof6

Template:Family tree is not available on this wikipedia version? Hammadsaeed (talk) 05:27, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

We have Template:Familytree. If that is not the same, let me know and I can bring over the other one. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:30, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
Thank you Auntof6 --Hammadsaeed (talk) 05:32, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
And Template:Chart ?? --Hammadsaeed (talk) 05:38, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
I imported that one and the Lua module that it uses. However, I'm not familiar enough with Lua to tell if it needs anything else imported. Let me know if it seems to need something else imported. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:44, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
Lua module? Template:Lua?? this one? ---Hammadsaeed (talk) 06:09, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
No, that is a template, not a module. Unlike most of our templates here, the Chart template does its work by invoking a module in the programming language Lua. I think English Wikipedia is trying to change most of their templates to use Lua, but we don't have many people here who understand it. --Auntof6 (talk) 06:13, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

Actually,now i understand i was removing above comment but you edited first

Thank you so much for request Chart tree☺ Hammadsaeed (talk) 06:18, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

@Auntof6

Can you make “Template:Infobox religious biography” from english version here?? Hammadsaeed (talk) 11:11, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

sorry Auntof6 for disturbing again and again but familytree and chart is'nt working, giving error Module:TreeChart/data' not found.Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module. Hammadsaeed (talk) 11:26, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

2016 Census

Selkirk Manitoba Steinbach update --— This unsigned comment was added by Guy65655 (talk • changes) at 21:58, 8 February 2017‎.

Youtube videos

Auntof6 can no one use Youtube videos as references on page If not, can i use other sites??. Hammadsaeed (talk) 05:30, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

It can be tricky to use a YouTube video as a reference. Anyone can put anything they want in a YouTube video, so it's not usually a reliable source. I suppose it could be reliable if the video is from the official channel of a reliable source. Even if a video isn't a reliable reference, it can go in the "Other websites" section. What video are you thinking of using, and for what purpose?
By the way, please don't change the timestamps in your signatures. The timestamp is a record of when the post was made, and should show that time. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:33, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
No Only sir Remove videos reference from Bilawal Shah Noorani.And JJMC89 remove major refences from Shah Aqeeq Baba without these references articles is incomplete and may not meet the wikipedia standards.So what can i do now.--Hammadsaeed (talk) 05:41, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
Well, like I said, it can be tricky to try to use videos. I guess you'd have to find better references. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:44, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
On Bilawal Shah Noorani in Lahoot Lamakan(removed) i give Official Geo Channel Youtube video and a book reference too.--Hammadsaeed (talk) 05:50, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Back-up ambassador for School Project?

Hi Auntof6--You have kindly given feedback on/edited/watched our school projects in the past. We were wondering if you would kindly assist us once more? This year, we are once again building on Subject-Verb-Object lessons in English, with Notable Female Scientists selected by our science teachers.

This time, students will write entries one day, edit/improve someone else's the next. The project will run from 3/28 to 3/31, at several points between 3pm UTC and 10pm UTC each day.

I'm in communication with the very helpful Peterdownunder (talk) about being an ambassador, but I was wondering if we might also reach out to you if we have questions or issues, as well? I always want to be careful because we are working from a specific IP range (listed in on the project page linked below) and sometimes our range has been blocked while we are working in class due to the frequent access.

Project page: Wikipedia:Schools/Projects/Notable Female Scientists

Thank you for considering. Castilibrary2 (talk) 19:32, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

I'd be glad to help where I can, although I can't be available during all the hours that your classes will be active. Is there anything specific you'd like me to do? --Auntof6 (talk) 02:39, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
I understand, of course. My main concern is just that once or twice in the early years of this project we apparently got blacklisted while students were editing at school. I hope there might be someone I can check in with if their changes start getting blocked due to several people editing from the same IP range. I don't know if you have access to help with an issue like that? Otherwise, we will just look forward to the same level of expert advice and guidance that you generally offer. Thank you. Castilibrary2 (talk) 06:21, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

vandalism is likely coming from this 'school'

just a theory, please do not hard block. Laptop Fizz (talk) 18:43, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

@Laptop Fizz: I don't know what school you're referring to, but the better place to report vandalism is at either WP:VIP or WP:AN. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:46, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
I know where to report vandalism, been here for ~2 years. What I meant is there is a lot more vandalism than usual, and there is supposed to be a school project going on right now. Additionally, one of the target pages is School. Laptop Fizz (talk) 18:48, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
I went here because you are helping with the school project. Laptop Fizz (talk) 18:48, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
And if it is, we'll deal with it just like we deal with other vandalism. With your past blocks dealing with your often disruptive obsession with administrative actions and vandalism, do you really think it's a good idea for you to be focused on it once again? Only (talk) 20:22, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Blocked user

Hi. Feel free to change the block of user Shawn1033 as you see fit. -- Tegel (talk) 19:23, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

@Tegel: Done. I indeffed as a vandalism-only account. --Auntof6 (talk) 19:31, 29 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. -- Tegel (talk) 19:42, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

National Cycling Museum

Hello,

My mother language is Dutch. Thanks for your help with the text about the National Cycling Museum in Roeselare (Belgium). I hope that the text can be accepted by Wikipedia and can be catalogued as soon as possible. I used the same references you find at the Dutch version. I need help to add a small table of contents and references. I have got help to do the same with the French version. Maybe that can inspire you. Thanks a lot. Francis --2A02:1811:C436:9300:C45A:1755:8C74:836F (talk) 11:54, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

Wargun

This user, Wargun01 (talk • contribs • CA • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log), whom you blocked, has made the same bad comment before as 2600:8800:3307:5f00:c594:b873:8c90:e8e2 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RBLs · http · block user · block log) and 97.117.216.252 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log). I'd wonder if you'd be interested in taking this to WP:CHECKUSER. Thanks. ««« SOME GADGET GEEK »»» (talk) 17:38, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

User:Wretertert

sock of special:contributions/PokestarFan — This unsigned comment was added by 73.112.72.15 (talk • changes) at 17:05, 1 April 2017‎.

Thanks. The user has been indeffed. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:43, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

VGA Question

Hey Auntof6! I've been wondering for the longest time that how close or far is Ronald Reagan or Bernie Sanders (this one I see as a long-shot for now) from being a VGA? Thank you for your time. --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 02:38, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

You still haven't hidden the changes...

by Wargun01 (talk · contribs)! ««« SOME GADGET GEEK »»» (talk) 02:46, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

"Still" implies that I said I was going to. Did I say that? I will hide them now. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:58, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
And again by G362001 (talk • contribs • CA • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log). I'll add this to WP:CHECKUSER now.
Thanks. User blocked, revisions hidden. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:17, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

Delete my css page

I have seen that you have deleted my Userpages as requested. Please delete the page User:Labant/common.css also. Thanks. --21:22, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

 Done. -DJSasso (talk) 22:02, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

why?

Hello, it is the creater of Savage talk. I am unawear of why you took down Savage talk. We were trying to play around but no you down for no apparent reason. So seeing that your appertainly you are and aunt of 6, from my look at things i would not want to stay with you because you take down pages that kids are trying t have a little bit of fun. And even though i created the page why did you look at it? Do you have a software on your comupter saying alert,a kid made a page delete it ringht now because you dont like kids!!!!!!! Please resond to me about 1,why did you take down my page and two,why do you not like kides? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:306:37bd:44f0:9d50:e924:118a:7bba (talk) 06:24, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

This site is part of Wikipedia. Playing around is fun, but Wikipedia is not the place for it. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia. To understand more about why your pages were deleted, you might like to read Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not. If you would like to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia, you are welcome. If not, it would be better for you to find a different web site. --Auntof6 (talk) 07:20, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

George Chandler

The Rfc discussion for George Chandler was due to close yesterday at around 5:00 pm. Is it okay to remove the tag or should I wait until another user officially closes the discussion. --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 02:48, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

medical marijuana deleted

My page medical marijuana was recently deleted. How could the page be marked as "complex"? Please tell me any complex phrases and words. I try my best to simplify any articles I create. Angela Maureen (talk) 15:55, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

I can rework the page medical marijuana if you would want me to. Angela Maureen (talk) 18:00, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
I will restore it when I have time to list the complex things for you. --Auntof6 (talk) 21:10, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

Flooder: Best practice

Since you're the main one here using this (as I do on Ladino Wikipedia), I thought I'd share with you a comment from m:Meta:Babel: It seems that best practice now would be to assign this flag with an expiration time. I would always plan to deflag myself when I'm finished, but this is a good backup for "in case we forget to do that". You might want to edit WP:Flood flag to that end, also. (I'm glad to do that, if you wish, but know that you usually keep an eye on that.) StevenJ81 (talk) 14:10, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

Oh this is great. This has been one of my peeves about handing out this right is that often people aren't around to remove it. -DJSasso (talk) 14:56, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
@Djsasso: This will substantially take care of the problem. But one other thing this wiki can do—I did it at ladwiki when I put in a phabricator to add the flooder group—is to allow flooders to unflag themselves. See lad:Especial:DerechosGruposUsadores. (In Ladino, the group is called "Mabúl".) StevenJ81 (talk) 16:04, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

Note that the shortest duration available automatically is one day. But you can set any time you like—even just a couple of hours—by using the other/custom choice. A quirk: you have to enter the time as UTC, but then it will appear in the log (to you) based on the time zone setting you have in your preferences. So if I manually enter "17:00, 25 April 2017", I will see "13:00, April 25, 2017" based on my settings. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:11, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

Delete that image

Just delete that image — This unsigned comment was added by Kazher45 (talk • changes) at 09:30, 25 April 2017‎.

@Kazher45: I assume you mean the image of Muhammad. I can't delete the image because it isn't here on Simple English Wikipedia: it's on Wikimedia Commons. If you mean that you want it removed from the article, then I have to decline. It has been established that an image on that article is appropriate because Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not a religious document. For more information, see notes on the talk page of the English Wikipedia article on Muhammad. --Auntof6 (talk) 09:41, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
@Auntof6: On main Wikipedia page(non simple English page) of "Prophet Muhammad Peace be upon him".

There is no image on main header as found on your Page. If there is in rest of articles,those are getting discussed and will be deleted soon, Inshallah. And moreover I can't find such material on wikimedia Commons. If there is, Then as per policy of neutral viewpoint you can't post whatever you want just quoting your opinion and by referring wikimedia commons or any other sub-wiki. One notable thing is that you are contradicting yourself as you posted image and wrote that it is probhited to draw images​ in own article.

Taking neutral viewpoint policy in mind, anyone can assume that people who don't respect anyone's religion can do this type of work.

I meant that the image is stored on Commons (it is here). This Wikipedia mostly doesn't have images of its own: it pulls images from Commons. Here on Wikipedia, the image could be removed from the article, but not actually deleted.
If you want to discuss this more, please discuss at WP:ST instead of here. This is not something that should be decided without more people involved in the discussion.
Finally, any time you put a message on any talk page, please sign it by putting four tildes (~~~~) at the end. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:05, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
@Auntof6: i am requesting you remove images from your article not from commons. Article on non simple wiki don't have image on header as on yours.Kazher45 (talk) 03:34, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
I will not remove it. If you want to discuss it further, you can discuss it at WP:Simple talk. Please do not discuss it on my talk page any more. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:01, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

medical marijuana article can be improved and simplified

I could try to simplify the medical marijuana page. I can change whatever complex terms or words are in the article. Angela Maureen (talk) 20:38, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

@September 1988: I saw your previous message, where I told you I'd restore the article when I had time to list the complex stuff. I haven't had time yet. I didn't think it would help if I restored it to your userspace without saying what needed to be fixed, but I can do that if you want. --Auntof6 (talk) 11:09, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

does User:September 1988/Medical marijuana have any complex terms

Does the Medical marijuana article have complex words or terms? Before I simplify it, I wanna know if the article is complex. Angela Maureen (talk) 17:23, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

Hey Auntof6, are you busy with other tasks? I bet that's why you're not getting to the article Medical marijuana. Angela Maureen (talk) 19:42, 5 May 2017 (UTC)
Yes, Angela. One of those tasks is responding to messages on my talk page. The more of that I have to do, the less time I have to look at the article. I haven't forgotten about it, so please stop reminding me about it. --Auntof6 (talk) 08:31, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

High level vs. a lot of

In one recent article I created, high level was changed to a lot of. For what particular reason? Angela Maureen (talk) 19:42, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

Because that's simpler. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:14, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

Anubias afzelii and Anubias gilletii

Hi, I'm an experienced user on the English WP, but much less so here. I've recently created two articles, based on the enwiki ones, and simplified them. I'd greatly appreciate if you could have a look at them and tell me whether I'm on the right track. Thanks in advance! --Randykitty (talk) 15:44, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

@Randykitty: I think these need to be simplified more.
  • There are complex words (even in some of the headings) that should be linked (if we have articles here for them), explained, or replaced with simpler words (words in headings should not be linked).
  • There are also compound sentences that should be divided into shorter ones. For example, the sentence "The plant grows in wet, shady places and flowers from the end of March to July, fruiting from April to September" is about three different things and should be divided into three sentences.
  • Since the articles were based on the enwiki ones, you also need to give attribution on the talk page.
Here are some pages that may help you with this:
I hope this helps. Feel free to ask if you have more questions. --Auntof6 (talk) 16:16, 7 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Thanks a lot! I'll go over this again. Writing simple is more complex than I thought! :-) --Randykitty (talk) 17:51, 7 May 2017 (UTC)
  • I edited both (and added the attribution to the talk page; I have a few more of those to do). What do you think now? --Randykitty (talk) 18:16, 7 May 2017 (UTC)
That's much better! I think a few things could still be simpler, but you definitely have the idea. I did some work on Anubias gilletii: see what you think. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:34, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

"only" warnings

How severe does vandalism have to be for an "only" warning? Furthermore, just when should an "only" warning be used? Angela Maureen (talk) 16:20, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

It has to be extremely severe. These warnings could be used when there has been cyberbullying or a threat of violence. They are not used for offensive language (no matter how offensive), when a user is trying to provoke others, or just because all the other warning levels have already been used. These warnings should almost never be used. Keep in mind that if you leave an "only" warning when it isn't warranted, the admins won't block the user, so it's important to be sure it's warranted. If you're not sure, then don't use them. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:16, 9 May 2017 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) So here's a question for you, Auntof6. I used an only warning the other day, and you criticized me for it. The IP had been creating a nonsense page, and had been blocked two days earlier for substantially the same vandalism. I did not think the situation warranted starting over at level one warning and escalating. If you don't think a 4im-level warning should be used in a setting like that, is it ok to start immediately at (regular) 4-level warning? StevenJ81 (talk) 18:41, 9 May 2017 (UTC)
Note: If it had been a week later or more, I would have given the IP the benefit of the doubt and assumed the user was someone different on the same dynamic IP address. But this was only two days later, so I did not think the same benefit of doubt was warranted. StevenJ81 (talk) 18:42, 9 May 2017 (UTC)
If vandalism is resumed soon enough after a block ends, it's similar to previous vandalism, and it looks like it's going to continue, you could probably just report at WP:VIP without further warnings. What constitutes "soon enough" is not specifically defined, as far as I know. This is probably a conversation we should be having in a more public place instead of on a user talk page. --Auntof6 (talk) 19:01, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Call of Duty: WWII

This article is in the wrong space. However, it looks to be mostly a copy of the enwiki article. It is larger than the article here (Call of Duty: WWII), but I don't think that's relevant. I didn't see a QD reason on Twinkle that seemed to be directly applicable, so I'll leave it up to you to handle this appropriately. Thanks. --Randykitty (talk) 08:24, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

@Randykitty: Thanks, I deleted it. The applicable reason wasn't showing up on Twinkle because of it being in the wrong space. For future reference, WP:AN might be a better place for requests like this that don't need a specific admin. --Auntof6 (talk) 10:34, 9 May 2017 (UTC)
Fixing ping. --Auntof6 (talk) 08:26, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

just curious

so you can only post about someone if they are in a article? i had another citation but couldn't add it because the page got deleted. --— This unsigned comment was added by Latesthiphop (talk • changes) at 08:41, 13 May 2017‎.

The article has to show that the subject is notable according to WP:Notability. That means that it has to talk about the thing(s) that make the subject worth having an article about. Citations can support notability by being evidence that the things an article says are true, but just having citations doesn't show notability. I didn't think the article I deleted said anything that showed notability. If you disagree, you can ask at WP:Deletion review for the article to be restored. --Auntof6 (talk) 08:54, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

new page to inspect

Hey Auntof6: I've just created a new page, User:September 1988/Procter & Gamble. Before it goes in the main space, I'd like it inspected because there could be some complex wording in the article. Angela Maureen (talk) 16:35, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for checking before putting the article in mainspace! Here are some noites:
  • Complex words/phrases: consumer goods, headquartered, specializes, cleaning agents (mostly the "agents" part), personal care, hygienic (could be linked to hygiene), acquisition, exited, the rise of, made the jump
  • The phrase "the Ivory soap" doesn't need the word "the"
  • "acquisition for" should be "acquisition of", although "acquisition" should be simplified
  • "became soap operas" should say that they started being called soap operas, not that they became them
Hope that helps. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:05, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
I removed the from Ivory soap. I removed consumer goods, headquartered and agents from cleaning. I also changed exited to got out of. Furthermore, I removed made the jump and the rise of. Last, but not least, I changed became soap operas to started being called soap operas. Is there anything else? Angela Maureen (talk) 19:27, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
Good work! These things are stll complex: buyout, personal care (that term is vague). I would also change "The Procter & Gamble Co., or P&G," to "Procter & Gamble (P&G)". --Auntof6 (talk) 20:11, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
I changed buyout to buying and removed personal care. How was personal care vague anyway? Also, I took care of the Procter & Gamble heading. Anything else? Angela Maureen (talk) 20:52, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
That looks pretty good. "Personal care" is vague because there are a lot of ways people can take care of themselves. It could refer to health, appearance, or grooming, for example. If the personal care products are an important part of their business, it would be better to describe them better or give examples. Aside from that, I would add a reference that is not from the company's owm website: that would show notability better. --Auntof6 (talk) 22:32, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

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I added several references that are not from the company's own website. Would that show notability? Angela Maureen (talk) 23:44, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

Those references would be OK if they supported the text, but the ref for the statement about P&G making Duracell batteries actually says that they don't make them any more. --Auntof6 (talk) 23:58, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
Is the article ready for main space? I corrected almost all the complex terms and wording. Angela Maureen (talk) 14:50, 25 May 2017 (UTC)
I think it's good enough now. Any other changes it needs could be done in mainspace. --Auntof6 (talk) 16:53, 25 May 2017 (UTC)

Question in regards to a post that I made that was reverted

I wanted to know why a post that I made was taken down. I thought it was helpful information and something that people should know about. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thomasredfield12345 (talkcontribs) 17:42, 24 May 2017‎

@Thomasredfield12345: I assume you mean your change to Wikipedia:Requested pages, since that is the only edit you have made here besides the one to this talk page. I reverted that change because that page is not for article content. That page is for listing the names of articles that people would like to have created. You could create an article for that topic as a separate page, but you would need to make the language much simpler than what you wrote before. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:19, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

could you put article in mainspace

The article on which I was working, User:September 1988/Procter & Gamble, should be put in main space. I don't know of any further changes needed for the page. Angela Maureen (talk) 06:57, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

@September 1988: Angela, I hadn't noticed before, but we already have an article for this company, so I can't move yours to mainspace. The existing article has less info than yours, though, so you could merge what you wrote into the existing one. --Auntof6 (talk) 07:44, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

User Talk:188.141.7.213

Hi, I have found with an article that has created this IP in his talk page and perhaps could be relevant, so not what I wanted to mark for quick deletion, the only thing is that you needed links and references. You could check if feasible to be moved to the main space or deleted? Regards. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 07:33, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

As far as whether it could be an article, I didn't see any indication of notability. However, that is an improper use of a talk page, so I reverted the article content on the page and removed the user's talk page access (the user was already blocked). --Auntof6 (talk) 08:07, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

Help

Hey Auntof6 I really need help in making Template:CTA color/doc perfect. I have issues with the coloring of this article and I was wondering if you could help me fix out the issues at hand. Thank you kindly. --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 03:25, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

Move Khowar language to Kho-war language

Hi Autof6, Is that possible to move complete Khowar language to Kho-war language because peoples are getting confused to see this please move this page.Compass 24/7 (talk) 07:04, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

@Compassionate247: I know of no one who is getting confused by the page. I am undoing the changes you made. Please do not make this kind of change without discussing it first. --Auntof6 (talk) 07:25, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

Rudolf Schumann

Hello!Please check the article on the accuracy of the translation!Thank You Very Much! https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Schumann --— This unsigned comment was added by Infobox5 (talk • changes) at 17:00, 31 May 2017‎.

@Infobox5:To do that, I'd need to know what the article was translated from. Was it from an article in another Wikipedia? If so, which one? By the way, please sign your talk page posts by putting four tildes (~~~~) at the end. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:43, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

Hello!I did the translation based on various sources, links, video and audio of the TV program, interview, think I have the correct translation, you can double-check the accuracy of the translation?Perhaps there were errors.Thank You Very Much!Infobox5 (talk) 03:14, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

I don't know how I can check the accuracy of a translation if I can't look at the original material. Maybe "translation" isn't the word you meant. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:02, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

This page will not be deleted?You checked 7 May 2017, You said the page is good, I wish the page was not removed and remained, Thank You Very Much!Infobox5 (talk) 04:23, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

I didn't delete it before because the quick delete request that was on the page was not valid. That doesn't mean I said the page was good. It could still be deleted if someone thinks it doesn't show notability. The article does need to be copy edited and evaluated for notability. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:58, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

Is there a template to check the notability??How to check evaluated for notability?Anyone can do it?Infobox5 (talk) 05:11, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

No, there's no template. Anyone who knows the guidelines on what makes a topic notable can check it. With new articles, people who patrol new pages often check for it. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:20, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

You can help to put the article on the test evaluated for notability?To have it checked?I'd like to check the page and decide whether it was deleted or saved!Thank You Very Much!Infobox5 (talk) 05:25, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

I'm having trouble understanding your English. People will check the page when they have time. This wiki doesn't have a lot of editors, so it can take time to get things done. --Auntof6 (talk) 06:03, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

Thank you very much for your help and answers to my questions!Infobox5 (talk) 06:07, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

A bot reverted my edit

I simply updated the template I edited based on the English Wikipedia. Can you undo the bot? 2602:306:83A9:3D00:550:8709:2FD0:6EC1 (talk) 23:56, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

I think you can undo the bot's edit yourself. Just use an edit summary that explains what you're doing. On another subject, please stop 1) removing information such as the list of release dates and 2) adding unsimplified text to articles. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:10, 2 June 2017 (UTC)

Page deletion, Chris Talbot Wilkie,

Hi I am trying to resolve the ability to upload a third parties information with their permission, can you please assist, regards Paul Farrell email farrell.paul@gmail.com

Ps the file upload system is a bit of a minefield --Paul.farrell67 (talk) 04:11, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

@Paul.farrell67: I'm not sure what information you're trying to upload (with permission). If you mean the text that was in the article, we can't accept anything that's copyrighted, unless it's copyrighted under one of the licenses that Wikipedia accepts. I'm not well-versed in that area, so I recommend you ask someone else for help with that.
As for uploading files, Simple English Wikipedia doesn't host most files. We use files that are on Wikimedia Commons. There are also copyright issues on Commons. I've uploaded a few files on Commons, so I might be able to help with that, but not with the copyright side of it. In general, I think there are usually issues when people upload someone else's files. If you need help with just the uploading and not the copyright side, I might be able to help: contact me on Commons and describe the problem you're having. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:31, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

Reminder...

...to check WP:VIP regularly. An anon vandal has not stopped his disruptive activity. ««« SOME GADGET GEEK »»» (talk) 04:27, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

If you want me to look at something, then ask me to look at it. Don't issue a "reminder": that implies that I've forgotten, which I have not. The admins may not see everything the minute it happens, but that doesn't mean we've forgotten anything. An even better course if you think something needs admin attention is to post at WP:AN so that any available admin will see it. I actually prefer not to have requests for admin action on my talk page because most such requests should be able to be handled by any admin. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:40, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
Oh, that's okay. I only posted here since I thought you'd be able to answer my request faster and because from the recent changes list it seems like you are the only admin online at this time and I can't spend all day reverting vandalism. ««« SOME GADGET GEEK »»» (talk) 04:48, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

Another Just curious

I have not logged onto this site to read it in a very long time (or wikipedia for that matter). When I did log in today, I noticed a message from you on my talk page. It was about the deletion of a sub-page of my main page. In other words, it was my own personal notes. Why would my own personal notes that are located below my main page be objectionable or against Wikipedia's policy? If I had actually submitted the project proposal (as opposed to my own personal thoughts) or placed the article in a main space, I could understand the request for deletion. But my own personal thoughts being deleted? Being against Wikipedia?

As for the comment about what I wrote being inappropriate for Wikipedia, maybe you should read the main page of simple.wikipedia.org where is specifically states that the articles are intended for "children who are learning English". Simple Wikipedia is definitely NOT for children.

As for my abandoning the project, when I started to discuss the project with other editors I received threats. Threats to a level that I abandoned being a Wikipedia editor on both regular and simple Wikipedia.

I don't really care that the page was deleted, because I gave up on Wikipedia and simple wikipedia in 2009, and your actions only reinforce that decision to be the correct decision.

My opinion of Simple Wikipedia editors is that they are a bunch of horny teenage boys who are being put in charge of editing of material that they would never be allowed to view in any other format (books, movies, magazines, etc.) My intentions were not hostile. If an article was related to sexuality (technical terms of human sexual anatomy), just put in under the main parent category of "human sexuality". Then everything else falls into the area of parental control software that an end user chooses or not chooses to install.

But knowledge scares people, especially horny teenage boys who don't want anything to get in the way of them having easy access to things they want to have access to.

Zzmonty (talk)

Upload photo

Hello!You can upload photos to the site commons.wikimedia.org in an article by Rudolf Schumann(https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Schumann)? I'm having problems with the correct download of photos, can upload a photo?Thank You Very Much!Here is a link to photos - http://savepic.ru/14306394.jpg

@Infobox5: I don't own that photo, so I am not going to upload it. You have to own the photo to upload it. Do you know who owns it? It looks like a copy of a photo, so there might be issues with the copyright. If you'd like help with uploading, please contact me on Wikimedia Commons, not here. I don't want to discuss Commons procedures here. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:25, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

Thank you!Infobox5 (talk) 05:29, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

Correction of grammatical errors and visual editing

Hi, you can check out the article and visually edit it?To correct grammatical errors?Thank You Very Much! https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Schumann

I don't know if I'll have time, but I will if I can. --Auntof6 (talk) 11:29, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

Hello!My article want to delete. Is it possible to save it?Thank You Very Much!

To save it, you would need to address the concerns metioned in the the deletion request. Since the article has been nominated, it's best to discuss it on the deletion request page instead of here.
By the way, please sign your talk page posts by putting four tildes (~~~~) at the end. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 11:29, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

Thank You Very Much!Write on the discussion page, not to delete the article!Thank You Very Much!)Infobox5 (talk) 13:11, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

Duplicate Template Arguments

Do you use a tool such as findargdups to find duplicate template arguments? If so, how can I install it here on simple? eurodyne (talk) 07:44, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

@Eurodyne: No, I find the pages in Category:Pages using duplicate arguments in template calls. If you edit an article and then preview it, you'll see one or more messages at the top of the preview saying what parameters are duplicate and in what template call(s) they are. For example, when I preview the current version of South Bend, Indiana, I see this message in red: "Warning: South Bend, Indiana is calling Template:Infobox settlement with more than one value for the "settlement_type" parameter. Only the last value provided will be used." --Auntof6 (talk) 07:56, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
Great! I'll look into it when I get a chance. eurodyne (talk) 17:26, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

had been vs was

Auntof6, one recent article that I made had said: Before that, she had been Miss Arkansas 2016. Had been was changed to was. Also, the words to win the title were removed. For what particular reason? Angela Maureen (talk) 05:38, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

I changed "had been" to "was" because it's simpler. I removed "to win the title" because it was redundant with the earlier part of the sentence: "Shields is the third Miss America from Arkansas" already says that she was Miss America, you don't need to also say that she won the Miss America title. It could also have been changed to "Shields is the third person from Arkansas to win the title", but I thought the way I did it was simpler and reads better. --Auntof6 (talk) 06:10, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

Re: Declined QD on Choshu

Hi, just wondering why you declined the QD on Choshu. It was a one sentence test that had little or no meaning as I indicated in the change summary. Choshu is not a city in Japan. The page is just kind of misleading non information. If you could let me know what you think I should have done that would be great. Should I have used a different A or G code for the QD? Thanks. Gotanda (talk) 12:20, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) I have deleted the page under A6. I googled for a bit, and I cannot find anything regarding a city called Choshu. All I could find was a feudal domain called Choshu on enwp. If anyone can find sources to the contrary, please do recreate the page, appropriately sourced. Cheers, --George (Talk · Contribs · CentralAuth · Log) 12:54, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! I doubt it was an intentional hoax. Not much point really. More likely an error. But will remember A6 for the "surely fake or impossible." Best! Gotanda (talk) 13:02, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
A6 is for obvious hoaxes. A page that says only "X is a city in Y" may be a hoax, but not an obvious one. --Auntof6 (talk) 15:56, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Page deletions

Can you userfy the pages instead of deleting them? Catalan (talk) 16:09, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

Sure. I'll do that right now. Stand by. --Auntof6 (talk) 16:10, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
@Nestor Lozano: Done. The articles are at User:Nestor Lozano/Designated Survivor (TV series) and User:Nestor Lozano/Designated survivor. --Auntof6 (talk) 16:16, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

Rajlokkhi O Srikanto

this page was for a film which is under production. An imdb page exists in the same title. --— This unsigned comment was added by Sujoynag75 (talk • changes) at 01:49, 18 June 2017‎.

@Sujoynag75: There was nothing showing that the movie was notable. In fact, the only thing in the article was an infobox: that wouldn't be enough even for a notable movie. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:54, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

the page was under construction and information would have been added --— This unsigned comment was added by Sujoynag75 (talk • changes) at 05:22, 24 June 2017‎.

@Sujoynag75: There was nothing on the page that indicated that it was under construction. If you want, I can restore the page and put it in your userspace for you to work on. By the way, please sign your talk page posts by putting four tildes (~~~~) at the end. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 07:20, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

Personal attacks in my user page

Can you remove the repeated personal attacks in my user page? Catalan (talk) 23:30, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

@Nestor Lozano:  Done --Auntof6 (talk) 23:37, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

Notability tags

Hi, I was wondering what prompted this again? I explained very clearly in my prior edit summary. I realize there is one source but this subject is very clearly notable. This is very discouraging for new editors on Simple wiki and also editors who are familiar with Wikipedia in general who wish to help out. I don't know that en:WP:BEFORE exists on here, but maybe it should. Chrissymad (talk) 20:29, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

To me, the article doesn't show notability. What are you seeing that makes the character "clearly" notable? It just gives some basic facts about him. Being on a notable show doesn't make a character notable, because notability is not inherited. Having sources doesn't make him notable if those sources aren't used to support a claim of notability, which the ones in this article don't. I'm not saying that the character isn't notable, just that the current article doesn't show the notability. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:54, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
@Chrissymad: Do you think you'll be adding anything to this article to show notability? I'm considering nominating it for deletion for lack of notability; if nothing else, we'd get some other input on it. --Auntof6 (talk) 21:34, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
Auntof6 I fully understand how Wikipedia works and I'm pretty sure the notability guidelines are no different here than on English Wikipedia. The character is very much notable and yes, I'm still working on the article but if you feel like it should be deleted, by all means nominate it but this doesn't begin to address the issues I've brought up. A main character on a worldwide show, that has broken records in viewership and has had significant in-depth coverage of that character in reliable sources is the definition of notable. Chrissymad (talk) 21:44, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
I didn't think it needed to be deleted. I thought it needed to be tagged for notability. However, you removed the tag I added without making any changes to address the notability issue. As for your description of what constitutes notability: your first two items (show is worldwide and show has broken records) are about the program but not its characters. Characters in a notable show are not automatically notable on their own. Your third item is more to the point, but the article still contains only basic non-notable info about the character. I look forward to seeing what gets added. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:03, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

becoming an admin

I've decided that I'm gonna apply for admin rights in August 2017. I have learned the warning system here on Simple English. I've also learned when to revert edits, though I've made some errors. Sometimes other editors are making changes before I can make them, and that is all right. I wanna become an admin because I like to help fight vandalism. In addition, I'm interested highly in blocking vandals, deleting pages and protecting pages. There are, though, some things for which I need help. Angela Maureen (talk) 23:19, 28 June 2017 (UTC)

OK. I'm not sure what you want from me. I would recommend studying all the policies and procedures we have: there's more to being an admin than the things you list. I also have to say that I'd have serious concerns about you being an admin, but let me know what other info you'd like from me. --Auntof6 (talk) 23:27, 28 June 2017 (UTC)
I know when to revert, issue warnings, and report vandals. One thing I wanna be taught is the revision deletion of pages. I know when to delete revisions, but I need to know how. I hope other admins can teach me how. I also know that only the admins can see the deleted revisions. Furthermore, I know that admins are not more important than anybody else. Everyone is equal. I hope the other admins can help me in learning. Angela Maureen (talk) 23:47, 28 June 2017 (UTC)
Angela, I can't agree with everything in your first sentence. I'd be glad to discuss why in detail if you like, either online or in email. Speaking of email, I know that your account isn't set up to allow others to email you. Did you know that admins are required to set up their accounts so that users can email them? --Auntof6 (talk) 23:59, 28 June 2017 (UTC)
Can you please tell me why you disagree? Angela Maureen (talk) 00:24, 29 June 2017 (UTC)
One example is a time recently when you left an only warning for a user who had used bad language (I forget exactly what they said). I'm not talking about the one(s) you left for the user(s) leaving violent homophobic messages -- those deserved "only" warnings. This was the one about which I left a message on your talk page. You have to have a bit of a "thick skin" when deciding when and how to warn, much less when and how to block or revdel. Just using profanity without any kind of accompanying threats or anything does not warrant an "only" warning -- it also doesn't necessarily warrant revdel. As admins, we can't block or revdel at will. We have to follow policies even when we can see that there will probably be a block later on. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:03, 29 June 2017 (UTC)
"Did you know that admins are required to set up their accounts so that users can email them?" I've never seen this as a requirement anywhere. Can you point out where this is discussed/required of admins? Only (talk) 00:25, 29 June 2017 (UTC)
It's what I was told when I became an admin. Before that, I didn't have an email account attached to my WP account, so I created a new one to use just for Wikimedia. I'd be happy to be wrong on this. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:03, 29 June 2017 (UTC)
I will see if I can find it. I do know its something that has come up in the past and we did require it, just can't think of where its written. I know its required on en.wiki for sure. -DJSasso (talk) 01:24, 29 June 2017 (UTC)
I can't find anything about a requirement here or on English Wikipedia. Hopefully your search goes better. Only (talk) 01:35, 29 June 2017 (UTC)
It's stated here. -Mh7kJ (talk) 01:53, 29 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, Mh7kJ. I thought I'd seen it somewhere. --Auntof6 (talk) 08:47, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

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I'm sorry about the "only" warning, and I promise to be extra careful in the future. From now on, "only" warnings are for cyberbullying, violence threats or defamation. Just please, give me a chance to prove myself here. Angela Maureen (talk) 01:48, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

Midibus

Hi Auntof6, Would you say the content at Midibus is simple enough ?, Obviously I've done the best I can but I'm not sure if it is simple enough or not, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 17:29, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

Almost. I made it a little simpler by dividing one of the sentences. I also did some other cleanup:
  • Moved the Commons template and pointed it to the correct place on Commons. When including a Commons template, make sure that Commons actually has the thing the template points to. As for where the template goes, that can be complicated: let me know if you'd like the specifics on that.
  • Used the correct simple heading "Related pages" that is used here instead of "See also".
  • Removed the references section because the article has no references
Let me know if you have any questions. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:41, 29 June 2017 (UTC)
Ah brilliant thank you so much, I hadn't really thought about the commons template pointing to the wrong thing so I've updated that on all of my created articles and have also changed the See Also on one too,
Anyway thanks again for your help it's very much appreciated :),
Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 18:05, 29 June 2017 (UTC)
You're welcome. If you'd like to know more about things that are different here, you can go here to see a list I have. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:13, 29 June 2017 (UTC)
Ah thank you that'll come in handy :), I'll add it to my notes as no doubt I'll forget lol, Anyway thanks again :), –Davey2010Talk 18:39, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

Recent block

FYI - I'm going to extend your block on Fatkuk69420 to indefinite. The username is definitely in violation; the account is clearly here to troll. Only (talk) 20:46, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

OK. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:48, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

Atta Ullah Khan

Good works! I just reviewed Malala Yousafzai's article and I found out that you have deleted the page for Atta Ullah Khan thrice? Why? I felt it could offer some more information. Or what's your take?Danidamiobi (talk) 00:28, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

@Danidamiobi: It was deleted because there wasn't anything meaningful in it. For example, one of the versions contained only the text "He was a poo face": that's not a useful article. Being deleted doesn't mean that we shouldn't have an article on the subject, just that the articles as created weren't valid. --Auntof6 (talk) 00:35, 30 June 2017 (UTC)


(talk page stalker) Here are the contents of the 3 different articles that have existed for ‎Atta Ullah Khan:
  1. yyyaaaaaa boi
  2. He is not nice. He is stupid. He wanted to kill a Girl. Not nice.
  3. He was a poo face
I think you'll agree that Auntof6 was justified in deleting it each time. I will note that the English Wikipedia does not have an article on him. Generally speaking, our notability standards are even more stringent than the English Wikipedia, so if they don't have an article there, it's unlikely one would survive a deletion discussion here. Only (talk) 00:36, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

Oh yes! You did the right thing. I just knew there was a big good reason why they were deleted. I had to know before I went on to recreate it. I promise to make a better, ethical, resourceful one if, I hope, I get good resources on the net about him. Danidamiobi (talk) 00:44, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

@Auntof6: @Only:

new article ready to inspect

Hi, Auntof6. I just created this article, User:September 1988/Courtship, on Simple English. Can you please inspect this article before I do any simplifying? Does the article have any complex words and terms? If so, can you please put the explanations on User talk:September 1988/Courtship? Angela Maureen (talk) 02:45, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

Are you busy? Do you have time for helping me? Angela Maureen (talk) 13:01, 30 June 2017 (UTC)
I can make the time, but you need to be patient. You waited less than a day before asking again. I can probably get to it within a few days, or maybe a week. --Auntof6 (talk) 16:52, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

sorry

If I had known that for registered users, you upgrade the warnings no matter how many days have passed, I would have issued a warning a level higher. In other words, on the user Alex the wikiguy, I'd have issued a level 3 warning, then level 4. Maybe I'm still young and naive. But I'm learning. Angela Maureen (talk) 09:57, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

Based on

Hi Auntof6, Is adding the based on template on every talkpage really needed?, I only ask because not many people (including admins) seem to be adding it and when I add it I seem to run in to problems like this so was wondering if it was really worth bothering over ?,
Having read the template it does say articles could be deleted as copyvios however I'd imagine that happening would be next to none as it would be obvious it came from EN and I highly doubt there's patrollers etc checking ?,
Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 21:54, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

Nevermind found template:Enwpbased which solves all my issues :), Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 21:58, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
@Davey2010: I know you said never mind, but I wanted to mention a couple of things. First, those templates are really needed only if there's meaningful content on the page. Things like templates, dab pages, list articles, etc. may not have such content. The other thing is that we can copy content from other places (not just Wikipedia) if it is covered by appropriate licenses, but we have to give credit (which Wikipedia calls "attribution"). Wikipedias and other Wikimedia sites are included in this, so most articles copied from or based on enwiki articles should use one of the attribution templates. --Auntof6 (talk) 03:02, 6 July 2017 (UTC)
Ahhh okay well I prefer adding them just to cover my own back really, I ran into alot of problems with the basedon template but obviously found enwpbased which I 100% prefer so it's not a problem although I've still been known to screw that up too[2][3] Face-grin.svg,
Oh no I know I mean if I had copied content from another site then I would use the correct template but if I'm honest I'd always stick with EN - Knowing my luck if I did copy content from elsewhere I'd end up getting confused and uploading a copyvio so to save all that I just stick with EN Face-grin.svg, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 13:45, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

how was your Fourth of July

Hi, Auntof6. How was your Fourth of July? 02:25, 6 July 2017 (UTC) Angela Maureen (talk) 02:25, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

Nothing special. How was yours? --Auntof6 (talk) 03:05, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

Mine was fine. Angela Maureen (talk) 03:14, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

4 layers of Evergreen forest

Please reconsider 4 layers of Evergreen forest. The article references the layers of a rainforest, not evergreen. The layers are covered in the both the rainforest and forest articles. Honestly I thought it was vandalism (see change summary), but wanted to assume good faith with my qd reason. --Tbennert (talk) 05:05, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

@Tbennert: OK, I see. I've deleted it. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:38, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

Obvious sock edits on Lesbianism in erotica and Lesbian kiss episode needs to be hidden.

https://simple.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Lesbianism_in_erotica&oldid=5726906

https://simple.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Lesbian_kiss_episode&oldid=5729649

https://simple.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Lesbian_kiss_episode&oldid=5729653 — This unsigned comment was added by Wikihistory (talk • changes) at 12:13, 8 July 2017‎.

(talk page stalker) Enfcer has dealt with these, thank you for reporting. :) --George (Talk · Contribs · CentralAuth · Log) 12:51, 8 July 2017 (UTC)
@Caliburn: Thanks for replying. @Wikihistory: It's better to make this kind of request at WP:AN so that any available admin will see it. --Auntof6 (talk) 16:57, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

working on recent articles

Can you please help me out with the following articles on which I'm working:

In particular, are there any complex words or terms? Do any sentences need to be divided? Angela Maureen (talk) 06:29, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

Update: Those 3 articles on which I'm working, I've simplified and linked certain words and phrases. But now I will need some help for the rest. Can you help me? Angela Maureen (talk) 03:34, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

Angela, I know you're waiting for help with these. I'm watching the pages, so you don't have to keep reminding me. I'll get to it when I can.
One thing I'd like to know is, do you want me to help you figure out how to simplify these, or do you want me to simplify them for you? I've been trying to do the former, but maybe you're looking for the latter. I'd appreciate it if you would let me know. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 03:46, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
I can simplify some, although I might need help with the rest. I think, though, that the articles are ready. Angela Maureen (talk) 04:03, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

Articles

Hi Auntof6,

Sorry to bother you but could you delete Peugeot Boxer and Vauxhall Zafira under User Request or something - Both articles were created by me however as Peugeot Boxer redirect to Fiat Ducato, and Vauxhall Zafira redirects to Opel Zafira both at EN it makes sense to follow that rule here (There's no differences between the vehicles other than the badge on the front and back),

Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 19:48, 10 July 2017

@Davey2010: I don't think they need to be deleted first. You can just redirect them yourself. --Auntof6 (talk) 19:57, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
AH okay I didn't know if they should be deleted first but I shall redirect then :), Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 20:13, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

Services

Hi Auntof6, Hope all is well,
Sorry again to bother you - Would you say everything at User:Davey2010/sandbox3#Services is simple enough?,
Unfortunately the template has created a huge massive gap between the other websites and the railway lines template/bottom of the article so I'm trying to add much relevant info as I possibly can to try and fill in the gap but I'm not sure if removing the services and the template would be a better choice?, I've tried changing the width of the template but it makes next to none difference, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 14:02, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

RfD nomination of Category:Transportation

An editor has requested deletion of Category:Transportation, an article you created. We appreciate your changes, but the nominator doesn't believe that the article meets Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion and has explained why in the nomination (see also "What Wikipedia is not").

Please comment on the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2017/Category:Transportation and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~).

You may also change the article during the discussion to address the nominator's concerns. But you should not remove the requests for deletion template from the top of the article; such removal will not end the deletion debate. Thank you very much. –Davey2010Talk 21:12, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

is the article finished

Is User:September 1988/History of pizza done? I don't see any complex words or terms on there. I've done all I can do. Angela Maureen (talk) 09:01, 15 July 2017 (UTC)

@September 1988: I've replied on the article talk page. I am watching that page, so please keep the discussion there instead of on my talk page. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:03, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Revert

Hi, Apologies for the revert earlier, I wanted to check the cats and they didn't show when I previewed so thought the only best option was to temporary revert but you'd probably got a notifications so apologies for that, Happy editing, –Davey2010Talk 18:58, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

No problem, things like that happen. :) I saw that you undid the revert afterward. --Auntof6 (talk) 19:40, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

ashamed to be on Wikipedia

My warning to the IP was reverted. I used Level 2 warnings. For what reason was my warning reverted? That makes me feel embarrassed and ashamed to even be on Simple English Wikipedia. I just don't understand. Please tell me. Angela Maureen (talk) 04:07, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

@September 1988: Please don't be embarrassed or ashamed. I was going to leave you a message about it in a couple of minutes. The pages that user created weren't encyclopedic and therefore weren't appropriate for Wikipedia, but they weren't actually vandalism, test pages, or malicious in any way. In cases like that, we should explain exactly what was wrong rather than using the standard warning templates. I removed the warning to avoid overly discouraging the editor. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:17, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Cultural advisories and warnings (in respect of an Aboriginal article)

Hello. I wanted to ask you about a template which I would like to have imported into this Wikipedia; it is used primarily at the main English Wikipedia and provides a culturally important warning on articles about Indigenous Australians and people from the Torres Strait Islands who have died. The English template is here.

I made a temporary version of it this morning in my own userspace, to attach to an article concerning an Indigenous Australian musician who recently passed away; you can find that template here, but I'd prefer the more appropriate one from English Wikipedia to be brought in, or for us to make our own version of it.

Any help you could offer would be welcomed. Thank you. DaneGeld (talk) 11:58, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

For people who don't name the dead, does it matter how long they have been dead? If so, would this template stay on an article forever? Does it matter whether the dead person is from their culture? If not, would we be putting the template on all articles about dead people? I don't think this is needed either here or on English Wikipedia. I have removed it because userspace templates don't belong in articles. I recommend bringing this up at WP:Simple talk instead of on an individual's talk page. --Auntof6 (talk) 14:05, 27 July 2017 (UTC)
I'm sorry, I brought it to you because of asking about importing, which I was told I needed an admin for. I did state in my edit summary of course that it could be removed if it wasn't appropriate. I'll take it where you suggested! Thanks, DaneGeld (talk) 15:16, 27 July 2017 (UTC)
You're right about needing an admin to import. I'd just like consensus about whether the template is appropriate befoire I do that. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:33, 27 July 2017 (UTC)
I've posted (as you suggested) at Simple Talk (Here). Thank you for your input on this, some of the questions you asked above are answered on the Simple Talk section. DaneGeld (talk) 19:13, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

is User:September 1988/History of pizza finished?

Is the article finished by now? It's been almost three weeks since you userfied it. I wanna know if the article is good enough for the main space. Angela Maureen (talk) 11:30, 28 July 2017 (UTC)

It still needs some work. For one thing, look at the parts that mention the late 18th century: there is duplicate info there, and it should be combined. --Auntof6 (talk) 16:16, 28 July 2017 (UTC)

I removed the duplicate info. How do I combine that? Angela Maureen (talk) 16:35, 28 July 2017 (UTC)

Why?!?!?!?!!???!!!!!!

Why do you keep deleting my user page?!?!?!?!!!!! 71.250.208.140 Nope, not happenin' 00:53, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

Because user pages are not allowed for unregistered users. If you would like to have a user page, you need to register. --Auntof6 (talk) 03:30, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

RfD nomination of Category:Lists of scientists by nationality

An editor has requested deletion of Category:Lists of scientists by nationality, an article you created. We appreciate your changes, but the nominator doesn't believe that the article meets Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion and has explained why in the nomination (see also "What Wikipedia is not").

Please comment on the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2017/Category:Lists of scientists by nationality and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~).

You may also change the article during the discussion to address the nominator's concerns. But you should not remove the requests for deletion template from the top of the article; such removal will not end the deletion debate. Thank you very much. Auntof6 (talk) 23:09, 5 August 2017 (UTC)

The arab country's "'s first sexual guidebook": What words to use to say it better?

Link to a new discussion at Talk:List of Emirati scientists.
If you are thinking about removing the words from the article again, then please go to the discussion page. Sju hav (talk) 15:58, 6 August 2017 (UTC)

Realitybigbrother's user page

Hello. The other day I saw an IP changing the user page stated above. When I looked at the page history, I found that multiple IPs changed the page regularly. This puzzled me, and I immediately thought, "SOCKPUPPET!". The creator of the page doesn't seem to mind the IPs, as he/she doesn't seem to revert any edits. As well, the IPs mainly edit this user page.

What should happen to the IPs? And what will happen to the page?

This struck me as an odd situation, and I couldn't figure out what to do. I was going to put this through the WP:RFCU but I wanted some input first. Thank you, Zhangj1079 (T|C) 00:34, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

@Zhangj1079: The page has now been deleted, and the user is indeffed. I added the user page to my watchlist, so I'll see if it gets recreated. If it does, it won't be by the owner, so it could be deleted. It's interesting that all the IPs who edited the page have edited Coach Trip (series 16) and nothing else. Do you think the page deletion and the user block address your concerns? --Auntof6 (talk) 02:54, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

Yes, the deletion and user block do address my concerns. Thank you. Zhangj1079 (T|C) 12:10, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
Those users are part of a sockpuppet group at en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/ZestyLemonz/Archive. I've blocked some of the accounts further and blocked some ranges. Only (talk) 21:07, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

Ardennes

Can you change Ardennes (forest) into Ardennes? I changed the disambiguation Ardennes into Ardennes (disambiguation).

The Ardennes are actually a mountain range, and people commonly referred to it as the Ardennes. Wwikix (talk) 14:43, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

New member

{ping|Auntof6} Hello, I came from Wikipedia Vietnamese and would like to know some rules of making essays here. Nguyenducminh2508 (talk) 23:43, 9 August 2017 (UTC).

Hello, Nguyenducminh2508, and welcome to Simple English Wikipedia.
Essays can be created in the Wikipedia namespace. They are categorized in Category:Wikipedia essays. The page en:Wikipedia:Essays gives some information about them. You might want to look at some existing essays to see what they are like. If you would like more information, feel free to ask. --Auntof6 (talk) 00:40, 10 August 2017 (UTC)

Hello

I create talk pages to add Projects and to assess articles. Adding cognizant projects allows other editors to participate in article improvement and work together to improve content. In addition, I have created a template that allows new page creators find the references they need to improve their articles. In ten years, I've never had anyone question the creation of talk pages. I found your message to me interesting. Best Regards,   Bfpage |leave a message  21:18, 12 August 2017 (UTC)

@Bfpage, Barbara (WVS): That isn't what I was seeing on the talk pages you created. All I saw was statements like "Leave a message here if you want to talk about this article." That is the basic purpose of all talk pages and doesn't require a talk page to be created. If you found my comment about this interesting, it could be that you aren't aware of how this Wikipedia works differently from others. Unlike English Wikipedia, we don't add articles to projects here (all projects are unofficial), and we don't do formal assessments, so those things wouldn't be needed on talk pages, either. You especially should not be removing the talk header templates, as you did on Talk:Mycoplasma amphoriforme and other pages. --Auntof6 (talk) 22:28, 12 August 2017 (UTC)

User:September 1988/History of pizza and other articles

Is User:September 1988/History of pizza done by now? I have two other articles to finish besides this one. I wanna know whether User:September 1988/Marriage proposal and User:September 1988/Medical marijuana are complex or not. It has been three months. I've gotta finish these articles! If the pizza article is still not done, please tell me now. Angela Maureen (talk) 15:26, 15 August 2017 (UTC)

Chess

Sorry. I completely forgot about it for a while, and then just thought of it again today. I'll try to tackle a few more pages a day until I get it finished. Apologies for falling asleep at the wheel. :-/ StevenJ81 (talk) 17:41, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

@StevenJ81: No problem. I've just been skipping the chess-related pages as I go through that maintenance category. --Auntof6 (talk) 19:26, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

Category:Nazis by manner of death

They're not articles; they're subcategories. - Bossanoven (talk) 22:45, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

@Bossanoven: The message I left you is generic, and may not be worded as well as it could be. The requirement is that there be at least three entries in a category. The entries can be anything: articles, subcategories, templates, etc. --Auntof6 (talk) 23:07, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

Why would a subcategory containing multiple articles be equivalent to one article? - Bossanoven (talk) 23:10, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

@Bossanoven: I wouldn't say they're equivalent, exactly. That guideline is to prevent having categories that contain only a minimal number of things, which can make people have to go through more category levels to find what they're looking for. This is one of several ways in which this Wikipedia is different from others. If you don't have another entry to put into Category:Nazis by manner of death right now, we can recategorize the existing entries (the subcats), delete the cat, and wait to recreate until there are three entries. --Auntof6 (talk) 23:48, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

Auntof6Bots

Auntof6Bot 2

This bot deletes pages that haven't been created on Wikipedia:Article wizard. --Carmen Melendez 20:34, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

@Carmen Melendez: I don't understand. I have only one bot account: User:Auntof6Bot. That bot doesn't delete pages. Can you clarify what you're saying? --Auntof6 (talk) 22:45, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
I'm talking about operating a bot.

This bot deletes pages that haven't been created on Wikipedia:Article wizard.

is what I'm also talking about. Now do you get it? --Carmen Melendez (talk|edits) 20:23, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

I still don't understand. Are you asking something about my bot? Are you asking about getting your own bot? --Auntof6 (talk) 21:58, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

Neither. --Carmen Melendez (talk|edits) 20:27, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

Then are you trying to find out something else? Are you testing something on my talk page? Please explain more about why you are posting here. --Auntof6 (talk) 21:07, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

Auntof6Bot 3

This bot archives discussions. --Carmen Melendez

My bot doesn't archive anything. --Auntof6 (talk) 21:07, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

Category needed

I was fixing the article of Cinchonism, which is quinine poisoning (if like me you didn't know), but I could not find a suitable category. I have put it into Category:Poisons, but it is not a poison. Any thoughts?--Peterdownunder (talk) 05:50, 25 August 2017 (UTC)

@Peterdownunder: How about Category:Health problems? Or, I see food poisoning under Category:Illnesses, so maybe it would fit there. --Auntof6 (talk) 06:08, 25 August 2017 (UTC)
Thanks :) --Peterdownunder (talk) 07:34, 25 August 2017 (UTC)

Bot issues

Just an FYI, but it appears ChenzwBot is not operating. I've e-mailed Chenzw, but I did notice that he is taking a wiki-break. I'm not expecting you to take any particular action; this is just a heads up. Etamni | ✉   13:39, 28 August 2017 (UTC)

Smart rollback

I saw your comment on VIP and thought I might share smart rollback with you. It's super useful for reverting all bad edits made by a contributor with one click, and has a few other cool features. eurodyne (talk) 00:45, 29 August 2017 (UTC)

Regarding User:attractor321 and their work

Good afternoon.

I noticed while looking through the wiki today, that attractor321 has started another seemingly confusing article, Metric expansion of space. I have tagged it as complex, but from seeing your note on their talk page, it doesn't look like the message is getting through. Could you please consider doing the same with this new article, as you did with User:attractor321/Novelty theory, which was to drop it in the person's userspace? Even I'm having trouble understanding his work, and I have a degree! Many thanks, DaneGeld (talk) 12:07, 29 August 2017 (UTC)

@DaneGeld: Done. --Auntof6 (talk) 15:54, 29 August 2017 (UTC)
@Auntof6: Thanks for your help on this. Unfortunately, he/she is at it again. See Rest mass. The last version before they started to work on it was complex, but only about 440 bytes in size. In the space of one day, it's now more than 3.5k in size and it's even more complicated than before. I left a thread on the Administrators noticeboard about their edits more than a week ago, which was not attended or commented on. I'm of the opinion (albeit most likely wrong and harsh), that something needs to be done about their editing. It simply doesn't fit in with what is needed here. Can I ask for Rest mass to be moved to userspace, since it's now far too complex to be a regular article. Many thanks. DaneGeld (talk) 16:40, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

recent article

On one recent article I created, Atlantic was changed to Atlantic Ocean; furthermore, 185 mph became 185 miles per hour. For what reason? Angela Maureen (talk) 00:34, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

@September 1988: If you tell me the article, I can look at it and see. --Auntof6 (talk) 00:35, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

The article is Hurricane Irma. Angela Maureen (talk) 00:39, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

Remember that part of the audience of this Wikipedia is people whose first language is not English. Shortcuts like saying "the Atlantic" instead of using the full name of the ocean, and abbreviations like "mph" wouldn't be meaningful to some of that audience. It's best to give things their full name and not to use abbreviations. In fact, it's even best not to use abbreviations in encyclopedia articles in general. --Auntof6 (talk) 00:42, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

other articles

Is User:September 1988/History of pizza ready by now? I have worked on that article for just over two months. Can you please check User:September 1988/Marriage proposal and User:September 1988/Medical marijuana? Are those last two articles complex? Angela Maureen (talk) 00:44, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

If "only" a block, and not a ban ...

Hi,
(I have not read any edits that have been made since yesterday.)
In the remote case that I am not banned but "only" blocked for a determinate amount of time, there is one thing that might be beneficial for me to find out (in respect to editing on wiki):
You said, only one time I think, that I had been not polite to user:peterdownunder.
Come to think of it now: I must have been impolite or very-close-to-impolite. The "evidence" is in part, because that is the only time you have claimed that I have been impolite.
If I am "only" blocked, then it would be nice to know what phrase in particular, was inadequate on wikipedia, in that context,
so that I don't make the similar mistakes on wiki again.
The OP of the ban proposal has said, in general something similar to: "style of debating", or something like that.
I did not think user:peterdownunder said anything impolite.
If I had put more effort into only looking at a discussion, once every two or three days, and made an effort to stay away from talk pages,
then a ban proposal might have been averted, or at least delayed.
Anyway, please don't reply (to this post) until the ban proposal has run its course.
I might have "wiki-practical" questions for you, before the ban proposal has run its course.
I have enjoyed working with you, and I might add that "category work" beyond finding one category, does not interest me (or I am not too interested in developing any talent regarding that).
Thank you for your good work. Sju hav (talk) 12:17, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

Your recommendation about how one ought to do work in mainspace, on "grouping mathematicians by country"

Excuse me if one now will be baffled by what might seem to be my current priorities.
However, I desire to do some edits on the topic List of mathematicians by country.
Is it out of the question to redirect that topic, to List of mathematicians? Thank you. Sju hav (talk) 12:59, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

"Teenagers are legally children"

Teenagers are not children. Legally, maybe, but the government is ageist. Biologically, they are adolescents, which is a category of its own, seperate from "children" and "adults". How would you feel if you were 14 and you were treated like a 6 year old? By the way, I heard you were a suspected sock and have requested a CheckUser for you and Eurodyne. Thanks, Single4Life (talk) 04:16, 20 September 2017 (UTC)Single4Life

@Single4Life: The part about teenagers is your point of view. If there is a movement that feels this way, it might be an interesting subject for an article. As for requesting a checkuser on Eurodyne and me, I saw that, because users are notified when their pages are linked. I'm just sorry you couldn't recognize that the user who said we were socks (along with a lot of others, by the way) was being disruptive. Admins are frequent targets of disgruntled users, and such accusations are not unusual. You'll see that if anyone feels there is enough evidence to do the check. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:44, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

Looking for someone with a better memory...

Hi Auntof6. About 3 or 4 weeks ago, we had a vandal on here who was signing their change summaries. I can't find them at VIP or AN, and I can't remember who the heck it was! We have an IP (50.94.111.11) with no talk page contribs, so I assume no warnings - but I don't think this was who it was. I was advised it was an LTA, that much I know, and if you check the edit to T.A.T.u, you'll see what I mean! Any ideas who I'm on about please? I'm sure you dealt with it. DaneGeld (talk) 00:49, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

Reichstag (disambiguation)

Can you move Reichstag (disambiguation) into Reichstag? Wwikix (talk) 09:00, 30 September 2017 (UTC)

Thanks. Wwikix (talk) 09:05, 30 September 2017 (UTC)

You're welcome, but please consider leaving this kind of request at the admins' noticeboard. --Auntof6 (talk) 09:07, 30 September 2017 (UTC)

IP sandboxes

I note your closure of my RFD that IPs cannot have sandboxes. Where is this spelled out in our guidelines/policies? Before I nominated it, I looked for such a rule but could not find it anywhere. I also referred to the English Wikipedia in absence of one here but could not find such a policy there. The consensus there in MFDs that I saw for IP sandboxes seems to be that IPs can have sandboxes, but they can be deleted based on their merits (i.e. usefulness for the project or inactivity of the user). Only (talk) 15:04, 30 September 2017 (UTC)

I based that on the fact that a qd option exists for it: WP:QD#U2. User subpages are also user pages. I believe this has been done before, and not only by me. --Auntof6 (talk) 15:55, 30 September 2017 (UTC)

nothing

hello TheEngineDriver (talk) 02:40, 1 October 2017 (UTC)

hello

Arab Israeli Conflict Question

On Wikipedia there is a policy that says New editors are prohibited from editing this Arab Israeli conflict related page. Only editors with 500 edits with less than 30 days can edit these pages. Should we protect or no? Cuuppp (talk) 19:11, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

@Cuuppp: I don't see an actual policy about this page. If you're talking about English Wikipedia, I see that their page has extended confirmed protection. I don't think the page here needs protection, because it hasn't gotten many edits. --Auntof6 (talk) 19:53, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

IP article creations

Hi Auntof6, Hope all is well :),
5.158.88.106 has created various actor/actress articles however they've all just been copied and pasted from EN - The current wording although copied isn't that complicated but should these be CSD'd regardless ?,
I CSD'd one under A3 however I'm not entirely sure if in fact they should really be kept and amended so thought I'd ask before I CSD'd the rest,
Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 16:20, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Ah nevermind just restored the previous CSD from another editor :), Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 16:24, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

WP:VIP

Hi Auntof6. I used the 'only warning' template as the user's intention seemed very clear that he is bent on vandalising Wikipedia. Sorry that I used the wrong template. Jianhui67 TC 17:23, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

@Jianhui67: Don't feel bad. Many people misuse that template. It's supposed to be used when individual edits are seriously bad. Examples of this are threats of violence and cyberbullying (although for cyberbullying we can block with no warnings). --Auntof6 (talk) 17:32, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

Chris Brown

Hi Auntof6, Hope all is well :),
I was going to move Chris Brown (entertainer) to Chris Brown and then move the disambiguation page to Chris Brown (disambiguation) but my question is would this be a good idea?,
None of the those listed at the disam have articles (except Chris Brown (entertainer) and his album),
Seeing as you're the most knowledgeable here I figured I'd ask you :),
Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 16:35, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

I think I'd discuss it first at Simple talk. I see that the entertainer has the base name at enwiki, so that might work here. The fact that the other dab entries are red linked wouldn't be important: either there is a primary topic or there isn't. A primary topic doesn't necessarily have an article. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:07, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
That's a very good point inregards to PRIMARYTOPIC, Okie dokie I'll ask at Simple Talk and see how it goes, Thanks as always :), –Davey2010Talk 20:45, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

weird picture showing up on lots of articles

Hi Auntof6/Archives/2017

I started seeing this when I was working my way through French Nobel prize winners. But according to the wikco0mmons source this is only affecting: Audrey Hepburn Timothy Leary Courtney Love Jackie Robinson Josef Albers François Jacob Albert Ammons Storm Thorgerson Darryl Jones Queen Anne of Romania Francisco de Sá de Miranda David Storey Mohammad bin Salman Pierre Rosenberg Harvey Weinstein

I started folllowing Template:Person and then arrived at Template:Death date and age. Sorry I cannot spend any more time on this right now. 15:54, 18 October 2017 (UTC) Please ping me

There was vandalism on an uptrotected part of this hierarchy; it has been resovled, and the respective template is protected now. You'll find the details on the admin noticeboard...--Eptalon (talk) 16:10, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Article

Hi again, I've just done a rewrite of Fiat Ducato however I wanted to check with you if it all reads and looks alright,
Personally my main issue with it is the facelift sections now look out of place but that could just be me but anyway just wanted to see what you thought,
Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 22:37, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

@Davey2010: I've done some simplifying and other things. There are some other things that could be addressed:
  • Can we find a different word for "rebadged"? That's not a simple word.
  • Same for "facelift": that's not a simple word even when used for its primary meaning. When used here, it's not only complex, it's probably jargon.
  • I think you could remove the headings for the facelift sections.
Hope that helps. --Auntof6 (talk) 23:16, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
Ah brilliant thank you :),
Annoyingly I used an online "Simple English" site that had told me both words were simple .... probably shouldn't trust everything I read online lol ... Anyway in that case I'll have to try and play around on the wording as I'm not entirely sure what could be used instead,
Okie dokie I'll remove the heads for that,
Thanks so much - You were as always a massive help :), Thanks again Auntof6 :), –Davey2010Talk 23:29, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
Hi again, What about this sentence to replace "rebadged" ?
"In 1993 Citroen and Peugeot made the same vehicle but with a different names, The names were: Citroën Jumper, Citroën Relayand the Peugeot Boxer."
For facelift:
"The model was improved at the front, It had a new grille and different headlamps."
Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 23:38, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
@Davey2010:Those sound good. Just remove the article "a" from "with a different names" -- you don't use "a" or "an" when you use a plural. --Auntof6 (talk) 23:55, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
Brilliant thanks so much :), Ooops sorry the "a" was accidental but anyway I'll make the changes,
Thanks again for your help it's very much appreciated :), –Davey2010Talk 16:44, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

change of words

Hey Auntof6: The fires broke out was changed to the fires started. Also, costliest was changed to most expensive. For whatever particular reason were the words changed? Angela Maureen (talk) 22:30, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

Because the words I used are simpler. "Break out" is not simple, neither is "costly". --Auntof6 (talk) 22:36, 20 October 2017 (UTC)
Simple English needs to be simple, and avoid using words that will confuse non English speakers. So to say that a fire "broke" is a colloquial term, and should be avoided. Ask yourself, how would you break a fire?. Costliest is a word I would change too, it is a bit clumsy, most expensive is easier and simpler to understand. Hope this explanation helps. They were good questions to ask. Writing simple is not simple.--Peterdownunder (talk) 22:40, 20 October 2017 (UTC)
@Peterdownunder: Thanks for the more thorough explanation, Peter. I'm in the middle of trying to get a cross-wiki harasser globally blocked, and I didn't explain as well as I could have. --Auntof6 (talk) 22:43, 20 October 2017 (UTC)
 :) --Peterdownunder (talk) 22:45, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

Singer 2018

Why do you delete the page so fast? Can you give me the source of Singer 2018 on here? I haven’t finish my edit.特克斯特 (talk) 16:40, 24 October 2017 (UTC)

@特克斯特: That was not really very fast. When an article is copied here from another Wikipedia, it should be simplified right away, or be actively worked on until it is simplified. I usually try to allow half an hour to see signs of that before I delete. About two hours passed between the time you created the article at 14:41 and the time it was deleted at 16:32. I have restored the page to your userspace so you can work on it there. It is at User:特克斯特/Singer 2018. The page Wikipedia:How to copy from another Wikipedia might be helpful. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:40, 24 October 2017 (UTC)

Recently deleted page re-created yet again

Note that List of animated films was re-created just minutes after your recent Delete (per Special:Log/delete, today at 10:38). I just happened to notice because I'd weighed in on the AfD discussion. -- Deborahjay (talk) 11:14, 27 October 2017 (UTC)

Thanks. I just deleted again and salted. --Auntof6 (talk) 15:04, 27 October 2017 (UTC)
@Deborahjay: You can always tag a page like that with {{QD|G4}}. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:03, 27 October 2017 (UTC)
In fact, that's preferable, because it doesn't have to wait for a specific admin. --Auntof6 (talk) 16:11, 27 October 2017 (UTC)

Barnstar

Helping New Users Barnstar Hires.png The Helping Hand Barnstar
Hi Auntof6 - here's a little star to show that I appreciate you keeping an eye on my recent contributions and making edits here and there to improve things when I missed something. Your advice on the minor newbie details has been very helpful too. A Den Jentyl Ettien Avel Dysklyver (talk) 21:24, 27 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! --Auntof6 (talk) 23:03, 27 October 2017 (UTC)

List of Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine‎

FYI Vandalism in progress at: List of Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine‎. Ottawahitech (talk) 17:03, 23 October 2017 (UTC)

@Ottawahitech: When you see vandalism, please revert it and leave a warning message on the vandal's talk page. If it's a case like this page where the vandal undid their own changes, you can use the {{uw-selfrevert}} template to leave the warning. Please leave warnings on that IP user's talk page, and report at WP:VIP if vandalism continues. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:05, 23 October 2017 (UTC)
I continue observing more vandalism to various noble prize list articles. They are obviously carried out by the same person who operates out of different IPs. I can continue reverting, and try to figure out how to follow your instructions above, but is this really the most efficient method of fighting vandelism?
I personally have no interest in becoming a vandal fighter. My time as a volunteer is limited, and I prefer to add material to this wiki when I get a chance. Just wondering what your thoughts are on the matter, just take your time and answer when you get a chance. Ottawahitech (talk) 16:13, 7 November 2017 (UTC) Please ping me

Your revert of my RVV on Pasty...

Hi Auntof6. I just got a notification to say that you had undone a revert I made on Pasty after an IP editor vandalised it. Your edit summary said "undoing vandalism". That makes me feel bad, cause it looks like I vandalised it and you were fixing it- but that's what I was doing when I reverted the IP. What happened? DaneGeld (talk) 23:42, 29 October 2017 (UTC)

Sorry about that. You didn't do any vandalism. That IP made two edits that were vandalism, and you only reverted one of them. I reverted back to the last good version, which happened to undo your revert. If you want, I'll make another edit and use an edit summary to explain the previous edit summary. --Auntof6 (talk) 23:46, 29 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, Auntof6, I'd really appreciate that. It took me a bit by surprise because when I use "undo", from History, it undoes sequential edits, like 2 by the same editor one after the next. I take it the Rollback function doesn't do that. DaneGeld (talk) 23:58, 29 October 2017 (UTC)
Done. I didn't use rollback for that revert. Rollback will revert multiple changes only if they're all by the same editor. --Auntof6 (talk) 00:06, 30 October 2017 (UTC)
No, you didn't - but I did! If the IP made 2 in a row, shouldn't twinkle's rollback function have caught them both? Thanks for clarifying that, by the way :) DaneGeld (talk) 00:11, 30 October 2017 (UTC)
It looks like only the rollback function that you get with the rollback right will undo/revert multiple edits. You don't have to have that right to use the Twinkle function. --Auntof6 (talk) 00:27, 30 October 2017 (UTC)

Deva (composer) and Gangai Amaran article deletion

These two articles were simplified by me and then only i saved those changes. Please recover me these articles and tell me the complex words to be simplified. Thank you--wiki tamil 100 (talk) 03:26, 31 October 2017 (UTC)

Another help. Instead of deleting the complex articles, please help me in simplifying them, I can't identify the complex words.--wiki tamil 100 (talk) 03:29, 31 October 2017 (UTC)

@Wiki tamil 100: I will restore them to your userspace and give you some help in simplifying them, but ultimately you need to be able to simplify things yourself. There's more to it than just replacing complex words. If you haven't already, please read the following pages to get more information about writing in simple language and simplifying articles from enwiki:
Several articles you created have been deleted for not being simplified enough. Looking at others you created, I think others could be deleted for the same reason. Because of that, I ask you not to create any new pages in mainspace until you work on the ones I will restore and are better able to write in the simple language that's needed here. --Auntof6 (talk) 07:46, 31 October 2017 (UTC)
@Wiki tamil 100: The articles have been restored to these locations:
In the next day or so, I will try to add something to the talk pages about what needs to be done with each. Please watch those pages to see when it's there. --Auntof6 (talk) 07:55, 31 October 2017 (UTC)

Requesting for Rollback permission

Sir, With respect I would like to inform you that I have request for "Rollback" permission at RfP. I am you requesting to grant the request soon. I have a huge amount of removing unhelpfull edits. I am also warning users who makes unhelpfull edits. I pray and hope that you would be king enough to give me the permisson. Thanks in advance. T@hmid02016 (talk) 11:05, 31 October 2017 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) I note that since you were told your rollback request was on hold because Enfcer suggested you needed to practice warning users more in conjunction with your reverts, you’ve made at least 25 reverts of vandalism that did not also include a warning to that user you reverted. That’s a large bulk of the reverts you made in that span. Only (talk) 11:57, 31 October 2017 (UTC)
On RfP, User:Enfcer said that he would review your request after a few days. User:Only has given you a reply here that I agree with. Since two admins have said no, or at least not yet, I will not give you rollback. Please make your requests on RfP and not on user talk pages. Asking here after the reply you got on the request page shows bad faith. --Auntof6 (talk) 16:48, 31 October 2017 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) I have responded on the RfP page. I have went on an declined the right for know, with the advice to use the talk page warnings more frequently. Once they get use to using them on a regular basis, then they can re-apply. -- Enfcer (talk) 22:27, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

Deletion of page

Hello, why was EMILY's List Australia page deleted? We are a not for profit in Australia, so I do not know why it was deleted over night. Can you please explain, and also explain how I can get our page reinstated? Thanks, Lisa LisaMCarey (talk) 00:32, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

@LisaMCarey: The page was deleted because it did not indicate notability. The entire content of the page was "fund-raising and support network for Labor women." Articles on Wikipedia have to include something about why their subject is notable according to Wikipedia's definition of notability. You might like to read WP:Notability for more information about this. If you recreate the article, take care that it isn't written in a way that sounds promotional. Feel free to ask if you have any other questions. --Auntof6 (talk) 00:53, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

Gangai Amaran and Deva articles

I have simplified it. Pls do check it and restore them.--wiki tamil 100 (talk) 11:01, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

Edit conflicts 😂

are you online right now? 😂 Computer Fizz (talk) 19:00, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

Yes. Do you need something? I wasn't planning to be here much longer. --Auntof6 (talk) 19:02, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
No, I just kept getting edit conflicted. Not a huge deal as long as someone did it, right? Computer Fizz (talk) 19:04, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
Well actually, as long as you ARE online, can you delete the pages that are nominated for quick deletion? They're starting to stack up... Computer Fizz (talk) 19:05, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
Eight is not that many, but I'll see if I can get to them before I have to go. --Auntof6 (talk) 19:08, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
As long as someone did what? --Auntof6 (talk) 19:08, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
reverting vandalism--I got edit conflicted on that and the uw. Computer Fizz (talk) 19:11, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
What is "the uw"? --Auntof6 (talk) 19:13, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

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user warning Computer Fizz (talk) 06:21, 4 November 2017 (UTC)

User:Jason Dude Smith

Aunt, as you well know, I find your close fidelity to the rules here frequently laudable, and occasionally frustrating. You are probably technically correct in having removed the cleanup templates from the user page, but I'm really at a loss as to how to bring attention to a page like that:

  • It's a duplicate of the "article" page that is up at RfD.
  • It goes far beyond the permissible content of a user page.
  • This page does fit into the category of BLP, and while we give users a certain amount of flexibility in giving information about themselves without sourcing it, this again goes far beyond the ordinary scope of that flexibility.

As an additional issue, both the user himself and an IP address that geolocates to Leicester College have removed the RfD template repeatedly from the "article" page and warnings from the user talk page. So there is sockpuppetry going on (a policy violation per se) and inappropriate removal of material from various pages, too. If he were doing this on a wiki where I am sysop I would already have blocked. Got any ideas? StevenJ81 (talk) 14:12, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

@StevenJ81: I share your frustration. I have just blocked the user, but for interfering with the RfD, not for inappropriate content on their user page. If the user's behavior continues after the RfD and the block end, we can consider blocking as a case of "not here".
Maintenance tags and the rules for BLPs apply to articles, not to user pages, especially where the user is writing about himself on his own user page. The fact that the user is writing in third person, and in the tone and format usually used for articles doesn't change that. I think that what's on this page fits within the user page guideline, even if I might prefer not to have it there and it may have been put there in bad faith. What we can do is make sure the user doesn't do things like make the user page indexed or use categories that are intended for use on articles. We can take (and have taken) these pages to RfD if appropriate.
By the way, what you describe is technically not sock puppetry. Sock puppetry requires multiple registered users. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:34, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

Deletion of Filmography article

Mam I want the reason for the deletion of K.Balachander filmography article. What is if the article contains red links. I was making steps to make article from those red links to improve the simple wiki. Moreover there are many articles in this wiki with much red links. Please restore it. Those red links will move to blue. Then it is also not a complex article, it is just a list of films directed by the social film director K.Balachander. Kindly i request you to restore it. With respect. wiki tamil 100 (talk) 15:21, 2 November 2017 (UTC).


@Wiki tamil 100: First, when you leave a message on my talk page and you're waiting for a reply, it isn't necessary to remind me less than a day later. It can take a few days for me to reply, and sometimes even longer.
The note about red links was additional information. The main reason the page was deleted was that it was not simplified from the English Wikipedia page.
  • The intro paragraph was not in simple language. The issues were some of the same ones I explained with the two articles I recently restored for you
  • The external links section should have been an "Other websites" section. This wiki doesn't use the term "External links".
  • The word "film" was used both in text and in the list. This wiki uses the word "movie" instead when talking about a motion picture.
After I restored two articles for you before, I asked you to work on those before creating any more pages. I intended that someone would review them before they went back to mainspace, but I may not have made that clear. I see that you recreated those two articles. There were some improvements, but they still need further simplifying. In addition, articles that you created since then have also not been simple enough. If you continue copying articles here without simplifying them enough, you might be restricted from creating them at all.
As for your request to restore this article, I will restore it to your userspace if you agree to work on it there and not to put it back in mainspace until someone checks it. Do you agree? If not, please make your restore request at WP:Deletion review instead, which is the usual place for this kind of request anyway. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:31, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

Yes please restore it. Thank you for your infomation.--wiki tamil 100 (talk) 07:18, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

@Wiki tamil 100: OK, it is now at User:Wiki tamil 100/K. Balachander filmography. Please do the following:
  • Simplify the article as described above.
  • Get someone to check the page for simplicity. I can do it, or you can ask someone else.
  • If another user agrees that it is simple enough, it can be moved back to mainspace.
Let me know if you have any questions. --Auntof6 (talk) 08:58, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

Luca Bestetti

Hi. Could I ask that you look at this article as other wikis have responded to the burst of editing on like articles by deleting their articles as lacking notability. It seems to be reasonably encapsulated in the report at m:User:COIBot/XWiki/conventionbureaumilano.com. Thanks. Billinghurst (talk) 21:59, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: I see that the article has been nominated for deletion at Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2017/Luca Bestetti, with a link to the report. I will let that discussion proceed. You are welcome to comment there if you want to. --Auntof6 (talk) 22:41, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. I am happy to revert what appears to be xwiki spam. I try to not stick my nose into local decision-making process when I am less aware of local rules and protocols. Billinghurst (talk) 03:08, 4 November 2017 (UTC)

Persondata

Hi Auntof6, Hope all is well :),
Just wondering - Has Template:Persondata been deprecated here ? ... The template say it's obsolete but having read the talkpage you said 3 years ago that bots & tools still use so I wasn't sure if it still was the case now ?,
If it has been deprecated then should these all be removed or put in a category to be removed ?,
Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 21:30, 7 November 2017 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) It is deprecated. Remove it as you see it. We had a bot come through and remove it from all the pages, but it was missed on many. -DJSasso (talk) 18:11, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
Ah ok thanks Djsasso, I didn't want to remove it incase it was being used or something ... I know projects are different so didn't wanna just assume and end up being completely wrong :), Thanks for replying much appreciated, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 23:15, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

How to delete categories

Hi Auntof6/Archives/2017,

I just created a bad category (Category:Mexican Nobel Peace Prize winners) by mistake, sorry. How do I go about requesting it be deleted? Thanks in advance, Ottawahitech (talk) 13:26, 12 November 2017 (UTC) Please ping me

Took care of it. --DJSasso (talk) 13:50, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

Question

I kind of want to resolve pages on special:Uncategorizedpages. Is this an applicable use of AWB? if not. ok. Artix Kreiger (talk) 00:02, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

@Artix Kreiger: I don't think AWB is a good tool for that. Are you familiar with the gadget HotCat? That would be a much better tool for that task. The documentation for HotCat is at c:Help:Gadget-HotCat --Auntof6 (talk) 01:36, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

articles on marriage proposal and history of pizza

Hey Auntof6:

I've had User:September 1988/Marriage proposal for 4½ months in userspace, 'cause it's hard to tell whether the article is complex. Could you please put some information on the talk page under the attribution of the article? I'm trying to figure out whether the article needs simplifying.

The User:September 1988/History of pizza article was worked on earlier. Do you think the article is ready by now? I'm trying to figure out how to either move it to mainspace or merge into Pizza. Angela Maureen (talk) 07:29, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

@September 1988: The pizza article is almost ready, but there is an error in the reference. Please take care of that. I will put some notes on the talk page of the other article. --Auntof6 (talk) 10:06, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
Error has been fixed. Angela Maureen (talk) 10:15, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

rangeblock request - reply

My VIP report is no longer on the page so I'm responding to your question here. I had reported Special:Contributions/94.101.164.1. The others with very similar changes and to many of the same articles are:

I didn't realize I was supposed to say the range. I thought there might be others that I was missing and that you would be able to tell how far to make the range. Changes then started being made with 2A02:othernumbers but maybe those were different kids. --Tbennert (talk) 02:21, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

@Tbennert: I don't know if admins usually ask for a range. I'm unfamiliar with doing range blocks, so I was just looking for a place to start checking so I could determine how big the range should be. In any case, none of these four IPs have edited in a couple of days. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:32, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

deletion of Elle (magazine) article

How was this article not claiming notability? What was wrong? I'm ashamed that the article was deleted. Angela Maureen (talk) 05:31, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

Nothing in it indicated notability, and there were no references. Please don't be ashamed, though. None of us do things perfectly all the time, and things like this are when we learn. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:40, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, Auntof6! Angela Maureen (talk) 17:30, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

Help, How Can I add my website without violating rules? :)

Hello, I have a website where I have written few articles on How does some random thing works and to aware people about that. I want to know how can I add my website link to those topics for which I have written articles, without violating rules?

Hi. I would like to know when the article "Marvin Tile" becomes searchable on Google. Thank you.

Katsheron (talk) 12:22, 24 November 2017 (UTC)

about Ahmet Nazif Zorlu

hello please check this links to be sure that he is notable person

bloomberg, forbes and wikipedia is not enough to prove you his notability.Lionbensur (talk) 11:03, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

@Lionbensur: He may be notable, but the article didn't have anything in it to show that. Neither does the English Wikipedia article. Besides that, Wikipedia itself can't be used to show notability. What exactly is he notable for? --Auntof6 (talk) 11:11, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
@Auntof6: you can read the bloomberg and forbes to know what exactiy he is notable .if it didn't have anything to show his notability the sources can show that to you also other users can participate in improving article.deletion is very easy but creating is hard.Lionbensur (talk) 11:17, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
I'm not the person who wants the article, you are, so it's up to you to show notability in the article text. I asked you the question because that's what you need to answer in the article. It's not enough to have references to things that show notability. Articles need to say why the subject is notable. --Auntof6 (talk) 11:25, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

WHY THE PAGE IS DELETED

@Auntof6: ok. i accepted your idea. this topic is notable for english and turkish wikipedia but is not notable for simple Wikipedia.that's reasonable.but its better to more attention when you want to delete an article and dont hurry up for deleting that.best regards Lionbensur (talk) 12:52, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
i don't understand what is this message "WHY THE PAGE IS DELETED"????!!!!!!i cheched his account he only has 3 edits and is a new user...anyway

ill try to create new articles with a better contentLionbensur (talk) 12:59, 26 November 2017 (UTC)


https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/87.19.3.111

I reported this IP to VIP, and it was denied, saying that the newer edits were good. I saw in recent changes today that this edit was made. [4]. This leads me to believe that this IP is being used by two people to edit the simple wikipedia. As one of them is using it for a bad purpose, I request the IP be blocked and a notice put there to ask them to make an account in order to get around the block, so we can distinguish from the two users. Thanks, Adotchar| reply here 10:58, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

That's the thing about IPs: they can legitimately be used by more than one person. All we can do is issue warnings, then block if enough bad edits happen within a short enough period of time. There are two warnings right now, but they are both several days old so they're probably irrelevant now.
Right now I don't consider it time to block. Even if we did block, it would be temporary (we aren't allowed to permanently block IPs), so the bad editing could return. As for asking the user(s) to register, we can only suggest that, and wording to that effect is already included with the warnings. --Auntof6 (talk) 13:03, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
Okay, thanks! Adotchar| reply here 15:52, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

Umberto Pettinicchio

Hi Auntof6. I saw you deleted and quite rightly the garbled machine translation, Umberto Pettinicchio. This one of the many products of the globally blocked User:Alec Smithson. (See en:Wikipedia:Long-term abuse/Alec Smithson for more). It was deleted from the Italian Wikipedia as a copyright violation from the artist's website. Smithson has been very active here under constantly changing IP socks, as recently as four days ago. I propose to re-create the article with a short stub based on the English WP article which I wrote. He also created the dreadful Museo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo de Santander y Cantabria here on Simple. I'm going to cut that way back and rewrite it with the basic facts in simple English. Best, Voceditenore (talk) 09:10, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

@Voceditenore: Thanks for the info. I'm not sure if you're asking anything from me, but you don't need my blessing to recreate the article. If you create it based on the enwiki articke, just be sure to do attribution. Sounds like you'll be giving us some good content, so thanks! --Auntof6 (talk) 09:28, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
Hi again. No I wasn't asking anything, just giving you a heads-up that I was about to recreate an article you deleted. I've also finished rewriting Museo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo de Santander y Cantabria. Unsurprisingly given its creator, it was total copyvio—a machine translation from the museum's website. Best, Voceditenore (talk) 16:02, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

Coffee Shop University

Hi Auntof6, hope all is fine :) Was going to amend the text and info in the page Coffee Shop University, a new philosophical book with deep implications on our way of life and an analysis on intercultural problems. Could you please advise of the best way to present such a subject? Thanks, Ducati-2007

@Ducati-2007: First, the article needs to show that the book meets Wikipedia's notability criteria for books, which you can find at en:WP:NBOOK. The article should also be written in the kind of simple language required here, and not read like a press release. Other comments I'd have on the article as it was written are:
  • There should be no external links in the text.
  • If the book is nonfiction as stated, there shouldn't be a plot section. A plot is the storyline of something fictional
  • The list of financial articles by the author doesn't seem to have anything to do with the book and the articles don't seem to be sources for the Wikipedia article content.
  • There were too many links in the reviews and links section. There should also not be links to sites such as Amazon, whose purpose is to sell the book.
Overall the tone was promotional, which isn't allowed on Wikipedia. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:20, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

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Mass deletion

Many of these pages you deleted were biographies of famous of people, so keep that in mind. Matthewishere0 (talk) 03:16, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

@Matthewishere0: You're right: I should have looked more closely and not assumed that the quick deletion requests were valid (all had QDs on them). I'll check the ones I deleted and restore where appropriate. --Auntof6 (talk) 03:46, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
Auntof6, I'm not sure what you were looking at. The IP was creating a lot of pages with the exact same content. For example, this page you recovered is completely irrelevant to the topic. -★- PlyrStar93. Message me. 03:48, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
Y'know, some days I just can't get things right. I'll delete it again, because we already have an article on Gary Johnson. --Auntof6 (talk) 03:51, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
Yes they were made from the same IP but some pages such as Russel Wilson and Rob Gronkowski were actually valid, just that they were vandalized. Matthewishere0 (talk) 04:48, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
They weren't valid when they were created. Russel Wilson was created with information about a different person. Rob Gronkowski was created with the same wrong data. You changed it to be about the actual Rob Gronkowski, but the info you added didn't show notability so it would have been deleted anyway. --Auntof6 (talk) 06:28, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

Then please turn it into a standard deletion request rather than just a revert

It is not reasonable for each community to expect people identifying elaborate crosswiki spam like this to know the exact process that a wiki wishes to be undertaken. So rather than just revert this, please convert it into standard deletion request. At eight wikis a string of IP addresses have been crafting the article without any credible sources. Thanks. Billinghurst (talk) 10:24, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

A previously deleted page

A current page, Ajitabha bose (author), was deleted in November 2016 in two previous versions. See Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2016/Ajitabha Bose (Author). What's the action to take? N.B. I didn't make a comparison of versions to see if perhaps the current one is acceptable where its predecessors weren't; there is (still) no Wikidata item. -- Deborahjay (talk) 20:26, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

I checked the previous version (the one that was most recently deleted), and this one is almost identical. There's a QD option for exactly this situation, but it's hard for a non-admin to see the deleted version. Since I checked it to answer your question, I went ahead and deleted it. If you see something like this again, you could ask an admin to check it, or just QD it (meaning: mark it for QD) and the admin should check it before deleting. --Auntof6 (talk) 21:28, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
Note by StevenJ81 (talk) 22:43, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
@StevenJ81: I think she knew what I meant. --Auntof6 (talk) 23:17, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

Accidentally created useless category page

I created the Category:Swedish monarchs page, but later realized I should've used the Category:Kings and Queens of Sweden instead. So I'm just suggesting that the Swedish monarchs category page be deleted. Unless you think there is a use for it. Thanks. --Alicezeppelin (talk) 11:54, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

@Alicezeppelin: Good question. They may not be the same: "monarchs" would include only kings and queens who reigned, but "Kings and Queens" could include consorts. This is something I've pondered before: do we want/need to distinguish those in every case? If so, we should use "monarchs". For now, I think I'll redirect the category you created, but I think it's worth a wider discussion. --Auntof6 (talk) 12:54, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

Draft page creation

Hello

Recently I've a draft page that needs creation and it crossed the names of famous authors and lawyers "Arabic" and there is a draft page that needs creation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Mustapha_Kamel. --105.156.165.190 (talk) 20:33, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

I'm not sure what you're asking. However, the page you link to is on English Wikipedia. This is Simple English Wikipedia, a separate site. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:44, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

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Sorry

I feel so stupid after what I did, Ive been doing antivandal for 3 years on english wikipedia and never have done this, I dont know why i managed to screw up so badly, thank you for understanding, happy holidays --Zppix (talk) 03:31, 18 December 2017 (UTC)

No problem, it's easy to see a large number of edits like that and think there's something amiss. I see that you made an effort to make it right by undoing some of your changes. If you see something like that again, just take a closer look. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:02, 18 December 2017 (UTC)

Attribution

It actually is required for templates. Its just that most people ignore it because they don't think about the fact that source code also falls under creative commons licensing. I myself have fallen prey to it in the past, its why I always now bring over atleast one imported edit. -DJSasso (talk) 00:59, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

I should note though that I think I brought over an edit for all of those anyway when I saw him creating without attributing so they are good anyway. -DJSasso (talk) 01:00, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!

Hi Auntof6, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year,
Thanks for all your help and contributions on the 'pedia! Face-smile.svg,

   –Davey2010 Merry Xmas / Happy New Year 14:52, 23 December 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, Davey2010, same to you! --Auntof6 (talk) 18:22, 23 December 2017 (UTC)

Final Warning!

Stop! If you continue to edit Wikipedia, and not spend time with family during the holidays, you will be blocked. Please use Alt+F4 to prevent being blocked. Thanks. Merry Christmas... Zppix (talk) 18:43, 23 December 2017 (UTC) P.S: this is a joke!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, Auntof6! Angela Maureen (talk) 23:11, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, Angela. Same to you. --Auntof6 (talk) 23:36, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

Protection of List of countries

Hi,

I can't find a dedicated place for requesting protection for pages but List of countries seems to be undergoing a lot of vandalism and disruptive edits and I see you're an active administrator so I thought I'd just drop you a line here.

Thanks,

StraussInTheHouse (talk) 18:16, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

@StraussInTheHouse: I semi-protected the page for three months. That's not likely to cause much of a problem because there are seldom any countries that need to be added or removed. There is no specific place for this kind of request, so WP:AN is a good place. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:26, 26 December 2017 (UTC)
Excellent, will do in future. Merry Christmas! StraussInTheHouse (talk) 18:27, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

Information about Sheen Das

Just letting you know the users that you RFD'd for Sheen Das, keep removing the RFD templates even though I have already asked them not too. --Clarkcj12 (talk) 19:52, 27 December 2017 (UTC)

@Clarkcj12: Yes I'm watching the page. Thanks for reverting. Keep leaving them messages: if they continue, maybe they will be blocked. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:02, 27 December 2017 (UTC)

Please refund deleted article

Hi Auntof6/Archives/2017, at my request on December 8, 2017, you userified an article which you deleted shortly after I added to it Simple because of this claim: Complex article from another Wikipedia, little sign of simplification/conversion. I have now finished simplifying Predictions of Wikipedia's end but am not permitted by the software to move it back to article space by myself. Can you please move it back? Thanks, Ottawahitech (talk) 14:40, 28 December 2017 (UTC)Please ping me

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, Auntof6! Angela Maureen (talk) 01:36, 31 December 2017 (UTC)

173.91.8.87

Please block this user ASAP. They keep creating no context pages, pages copied from EN, or pages in Spanish that are gibberish when translated (I speak Spanish). The mass creations are flooding RC, my QD log, and their talk page. Might want to flood flag yourself when deleting the pages. —Glendales 03:24, 31 December 2017 (UTC)

Sheen Das request for an review

Hello, sir why add speedy deletion for Sheen Das Please tell me on talk page of Sheen Das review again this article thanks,