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if there is no admins present and a user keeps vandalizing, what do we do? --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 03:05, 4 January 2020 (UTC)

Just wait for an administrator. If you see an admin in New Changes, try and get their attention. rollingbarrels (talk) 03:09, 4 January 2020 (UTC)
 (change conflict) @Thegooduser: I think people have asked stewards for help in those situations. I don't remember ever contacting a steward myself, but I think there is usually one around at metawiki. If you would post this at Simple talk, someone with more knowledge/experience with it might see and respond. --Auntof6 (talk) 03:12, 4 January 2020 (UTC)

Long Overdue

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I feel that this is long overdue that I award you the Golden Wiki Award. You are the only editor that still stands with great leadership since I started here eight years ago. You are still giving me feedback on my edits to congratulating me on my article creations spanning from day one to today. I would be very dull for me to say that you are a dear Wikifriend of my so I'll expand on it. You stood by my side with such patience when I started writing my first articles through solid feedback to a friendly reminder. You were there when I had some bullying issues from a certain editor to my milestone article creations. Literally everyday I see your user name on my watchlist either helping me expand one of my articles to simplifying them (my bad sometimes they slip out). I have no doubt in saying that you are a key backbone to this Wikipedia and many follow your example. I thank you deeply for your service to this Wikipedia and for helping me throughout these long years here at Simple English Wikipedia. Not a lot of these awards are given to editors like you, which makes it even more special when one gets one. It has been and continues to be an honor editing with you my Wikifriend.

Best regards from the Windy City: --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 13:03, 6 January 2020 (UTC)

  • Wow, thanks, TDKR! --Auntof6 (talk) 14:11, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
@Auntof6: Grats on the golden wiki. So shiny... Computer Fizz (talk) 22:22, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

How was Christmas & New Years?

Hey Auntof6: How was your Holiday Season? Mine was boring. Angela Maureen (talk) 01:10, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

Fine, thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:34, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

article has major problems

Hello, The entry "Bilal Orfali" has major problems, It was updated several times, but one administrator "Praxidicae" has reverted to the older version and is blocking any change. This person is mean and deleted any requests related to this page for no reason. His comments on all inquiries on his talk page are impolite. Can you please help me retrieve the older page and block this use "Praxidicae" from interfering with it? Thank you β€” Preceding unsigned comment added by Wikieditarab (talk β€’ contribs)

This comment has been added to a number of user talk pages. It refers to a non-existent page. -- Brian R Hunter (talk) 19:50, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

Mike Mort (animator)

Hello. Sorry, but the article Mike Mort (animator) is not yet available for delete discussion. Link is red in Wikipedia:Requests for deletion. Best regards. ✍️A.WagnerC (talk) 12:12, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

@A.WagnerC:. It's there. Clear your cache. --Auntof6 (talk) 12:16, 17 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. I can see now. ✍️A.WagnerC (talk) 12:21, 17 January 2020 (UTC)


I am making a draft article here, not sure if it is notable enough though. --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 00:47, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

@Thegooduser: Geographic features are considered notable just because they exist. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:58, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
So I can go ahead and publish it? --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 01:58, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
@Thegooduser: Well, it needs some work. It needs wikifying, formatting, categories, and a hardcoded reference section. An image would be good, too, if Commons has one. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:52, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
If I create and fix it up after, is that okay? --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 23:31, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
@Thegooduser: That would be my second choice, as long as you fixed it up right away. Fixing it in your userspace would be better, because then the article would be in good shape as soon as it's in mainspace. Any reason you can't do it that way? --Auntof6 (talk) 23:35, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
Mount Tengu now created. --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 01:09, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
@Thegooduser: Looks good. I made a few changes, mostly for formatting. I removed the second image, mostly because it didn't show the actual mountain, but also for formatting reasons. Good work! --Auntof6 (talk) 01:51, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 01:55, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
I've been to that mountain before, it's really nice, if you ever go to Japan, it's worth it to check it out! --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 01:57, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
Nice work Thegooduser, just remember to add the interwiki links to wikidata after completed a page. Will allow other wiki users to know there is a Simple page. I did it for you this time. :)--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 08:53, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

How do I do that? --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 04:08, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

@Thegooduser: See User:Auntof6/How to#Interwiki language links for new pages. The instructions there might seem a little long, but it's pretty intuitive when you get used to it. --Auntof6 (talk) 06:58, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

creation and deletion ;)

Hi Auntof6, could you please tell me who created Dark Leg / Dark Punk? I req'd a bulk deletion on wikidata, but one sock seems to be missing. Cheers, --Achim55 (talk) 21:39, 24 January 2020 (UTC)

@Achim55: It was an IP. I see that your Wikidata request relates to a registered user. I'm afraid that if I give you the specific IP, that might connect it to the registered user, which isn't allowed. Therefore, I don't want to give it. You might ask one of the admins who have the checkuser right if they think it would be OK to give you the IP. --Auntof6 (talk) 23:30, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
I'm fine with that, thought it had been made by a registered user. Thanks, --Achim55 (talk) 09:14, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

User is evading their block at --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 00:38, 1 February 2020 (UTC)


How would someone type Free State (South African province)? Would they not just type Free state? If there is a need to disambiguate, then would their not need to be a disambiguation page? -- Amanda (aka DQ) 02:15, 1 February 2020 (UTC)

@DeltaQuad: Someone might not type that whole string, but there are other meanings of "free state": see the enwiki disambiguation page. en:Free state. There are incoming links to the redirect, and redirects are cheap, so there's no harm in keeping it. Feel free to create a disambiguation page if you like, or someone else -- even me! -- might create one after seeing this discussion. --Auntof6 (talk) 03:33, 1 February 2020 (UTC)

DiscussingFilm Critics Awards

Hello, you seemed to close the RFD as delete but didn't delete the page? Best Regards,--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 18:16, 4 February 2020 (UTC)

Oops, thanks for pointing that out. --Auntof6 (talk) 22:29, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
No problem. :)--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 13:27, 5 February 2020 (UTC)

Adminship Please?

can i be a admin please? because i want to blocked users who are changing pages! thank you! --TBS1727 β€” Preceding unsigned comment added by TBS1727 (talk β€’ contribs)

@TBS1727: Not at this time. You have made no constructive edits here and haven't been here long enough for others to see you as a trusted user. I also agree with what User:Operator873 said on your talk page. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:50, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

Hi. I saw that you warned twice, but are you aware that this IP is being used by GRP? Don't mean to stir up any problems here, just want to ask what's going on. Computer Fizz (talk) 00:14, 18 February 2020 (UTC)


If I add more people to the Mayors of NY category can I resubmit it?

Patroller Rights

It's almost been a year since I was rejected this right, If I re-requested it, would I still probably be rejected? I know I made more articles, but the fact that most of them have been edited by other editors for grammar, etc, has got me wondering if I would be rejected this right. --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 00:52, 29 February 2020 (UTC)

publishe an article

I want to publish an article on Wikipedia with the help of admin.. Can you please help me? Syedfalak (talk) 13:14, 14 March 2020 (UTC)

how to replace old contributor on IP address with new contributor

I would like to replace my mother, makrudy, who has been blocked. She wasn't very good with following the rules, and I hope to be a better contributor. Kindly let me know the best way to proceed. β€” Preceding unsigned comment added by Makrudy (talk β€’ contribs) 17:30, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

@Makrudy: I'm not sure what you mean by replacing your mother. If you mean that you want the changes she made to show your account name instead, that's not possible. If you mean something else, please be specific. Also, please be sure to sign your posts on talk pages by putting four tildes (~~~~) at the end. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 22:53, 31 March 2020 (UTC)


I did not know we leave lta's pages alone, thanks for letting me know, will not do this again --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 01:21, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

@Thegooduser: If anything needs to be done to a user's page, the admins will do it. It's best for non-admins to leave other users' pages alone so that they can't be accused of doing something wrong. --Auntof6 (talk) 03:12, 3 April 2020 (UTC)


Is there a page where I can find the guidelines for notability (example, Places, Years, People, etc)? --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 15:29, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Thegooduser: Yep. Check out WP:NOTE for the Wikipedia notability guidelines. Examknowtalk 18:02, 9 April 2020 (UTC)
thanks --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 18:03, 9 April 2020 (UTC)
@Thegooduser: And enwiki has some notability guidelines we don't have for specific topics. We can use those as guidelines here. --Auntof6 (talk) 21:30, 9 April 2020 (UTC)
Ok thank you! --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 21:31, 9 April 2020 (UTC)


Should Other Websites be after References? --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 00:32, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

Yes. The order is Related pages, References (and a Notes section, if needed), then Other websites (and a Further reading section, if needed). Note that only the first word in a section name is capitalized, except for proper nouns. --Auntof6 (talk) 00:37, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

Page Protection

I saw you on WP: AN when I made the page protection request. As an admin, can you take action? 2600:387:5:80D:0:0:0:87 (talk) 23:25, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

User page

Hi. You have declined my qd request, but I have valid reasons to convince you do delete it:

  1. I have no access to that account, that's why I requested it from this account.
  2. I am a global trusted user, so there shouldn't be any major issue with me requesting it.
  3. Its qd request has been approved on eswiki and enwiki without any issues.

In case you doubt that I didn't create that account, both accounts share similar data. You can ask Vermont and he can tell you that I am from Panama, which is shown on that account. I hope you can understand it. I am not some random person who just has requested an user page to be deleted, and common sense should be applied here (again, I cannot access that account).

Thank you. Esteban16 (talk) 01:14, 14 April 2020 (UTC)

I don't see a reason not to delete the page; there is no doubt that Esteban16 was -ecarv-. Vermont (talk) 01:39, 14 April 2020 (UTC)
@Vermont: Then I wouldn't object if you want to delete it. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:57, 14 April 2020 (UTC)
Great, I've deleted it. Thanks, Vermont (talk) 01:59, 14 April 2020 (UTC)


Can We use interwiki language links here? --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 20:25, 17 April 2020 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Well they can be put on pages but they are depricated. The place to link pages to other wikis is now wikidata. -DJSasso (talk) 20:36, 17 April 2020 (UTC)
DJSasso, so if I have User:thegooduser/WikiProject Japan can i link it with en:wp:WikiProject Japan? --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 20:39, 17 April 2020 (UTC)
Oh you are asking on whether you should link a wikiproject. I should have known based on section title. You know I am not sure. Our wikiprojects aren't really official so I might lean towards no. But I don't really see any reason you couldn't either. You just might want to make sure there isn't one here already. -DJSasso (talk) 20:41, 17 April 2020 (UTC)

Since our WikiProjects are in userspace, they probably shouldn't be linked via Wikidata. Putting hardcoded interwiki links on our page would work, but:

  • Our WikiProjects aren't equivalent to the ones on other sites because they aren't official and don't have the same scope or authority.
  • The corresponding WikiProjects on other sites probably wouldn't accept hardcoded interwiki links on their pages.

So I think you could link them here, but maybe adding a link to the Wikidata page would be a good way to do it. That way you wouldn't have to maintain the list. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:59, 17 April 2020 (UTC)


Here he made a joke. Any objections? 2600:387:5:805:0:0:0:6B (talk) 01:31, 18 April 2020 (UTC)

User:Auntof6/things I would like Wikipedia editors to know

  • Should the title "Miscellaneous Notes", be changed to "Other Notes", for Simple English? --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 00:35, 29 April 2020 (UTC)
If it ever becomes official, I suppose it could be changed, but right now it's just a user page. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:27, 29 April 2020 (UTC)
Ok--Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 02:28, 29 April 2020 (UTC)


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Covid 19 concerns

Have you been affected by the Covid 19 virus? I'm worried some Wikipedia editors might have been affected by the Covid 19 virus. In Cedar Rapids where I am from, I constantly check my mom, my girlfriend and my sisters due to the Covid 19 crisis. Angela Maureen (talk) 01:38, 2 May 2020 (UTC)

@Tropical Storm Angela: If you're asking if I've gotten sick, the answer is no. I do know of one editor who was diagnosed with the virus (but it's not my place to say who it is). I have been affected by the virus in the sense that my state (California) and local area (San Francisco Bay Area) have implemented shelter-in-place requirements, so I've been staying at home except for grocery store trips and one other thing I had to do. They recently announced that the restrictions were being extended through the end of May. The only thing I really miss is my volunteer job. How about you? --Auntof6 (talk) 09:51, 2 May 2020 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) I can't even go to school anymore in person, I have to go to school from home, and it's hard when you're editing Wikipedia and not paying attention to the teacher. But at lease we are all safe at home.--Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 17:39, 5 May 2020 (UTC)

Need help please

Sir, can you please allow me additional time to work on my article Chris Lester? I am not sure why it has been marked as obvious advertising but I can salvage it with more references and details. --Swagsevo (talk) 22:58, 3 May 2020 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Swagsevo What is your relationship to Chris Lester or Shawnee Delivery? I ask because your account is blocked on multiple projects as an undisclosed paid editor creating spam, which is extremely problematic on Wikipedia. Operator873talkconnect 23:10, 3 May 2020 (UTC)


Hello, I don't believe I have met you before. However, I noticed that you tagged Yuvraj Raghuvanshi for deletion (not requests for deletion, but the regular quick deletion, which functions like a tag system). May I ask, if you are an admin, why you did not simply just delete the page instead of tagging it? I don't mean this as an accusation, or an implication that you did something wrong, just simply asking as I want to understand whats going on. Naleksuh (talk) 17:29, 5 May 2020 (UTC)

@Naleksuh: No problem, I'm happy to explain. It was because I thought the article didn't show notability, but I wanted a second opinion from another admin. Therefore, I tagged it instead of just doing a quick delete myself. As you may have seen, another admin did indeed disagree, and an RFD was started. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:57, 5 May 2020 (UTC)

asian month

Will there be another Wikipedia Asian Month? --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 18:36, 6 May 2020 (UTC)

@Thegooduser: I don't know. I'm not involved in them any more. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:39, 6 May 2020 (UTC)


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Around two years ago I interviewed you, I was wondering if I could re-use the interview for the English Wikipedia thewikiwizard? --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 15:47, 12 May 2020 (UTC)

@Thegooduser: Maybe, but wasn't the interview in my capacity as an admin? I'm not an admin on enwiki. Also, maybe I should look at it again to see if it's still accurate (I don't remember what was in it). --Auntof6 (talk) 02:09, 13 May 2020 (UTC)
Yes, But I will mention that you are an admin here, and not on en-wiki. If you don't want to, I'm fine with that. I can give you the link to that page if you want. --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 02:11, 13 May 2020 (UTC)
Link is User:Thegooduser/Ask an Administrator --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 02:12, 13 May 2020 (UTC)

Comment you made on wp:an

Hi! This is regarding a comment you made to me on WP:AN, a while back under the section of archive 57 "Protection Request", while I did not intend to be disruptive on AN, and I know you did not intend to be rude in your comment on AN, you commented to me saying "...If people are making a request or asking a question here, it usually means that they want an answer from, you know, an actual admin." I found the part of the comment "from, you know, an actual admin" quite rude towards me, I would have liked it to say "from an admin instead" instead of the comment you made. While archives can't be changed, I just wanted to let you know about this, Please note that this has nothing to do with me attacking you, as stated on my talk page edit notice I will treat you with respect no matter what :). Thanks. --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 15:29, 21 May 2020 (UTC)

@Thegooduser: I'm sorry it came across that way. My intent was to soften what I was saying by saying it in a less formal way, in a way I intended to be a bit humorous. Would it have helped if I had added a smile emoticon? It's very hard to get tone of voice in this kind of communication. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:27, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
If you add the smiley emoticon it would help me a lot in the future (so I know it's humor), also as mentioned in my talk page I'm Autistic and I have a really hard time figuring out if people are joking or not (in real life and in messages) and I do apologise in advance if I ask you if you are joking or not (as it may be an obvious joke to everyone else but me and I ask) in any messages you may have for me in the future. Thank You! On a different note I have a question about adding something to the Abuse Filter/Spam Blacklist --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 01:34, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
@Thegooduser: I'll try to remember to add the emoticon, but I may not remember that you're the user with autism. I don't mind being asked if I'm joking. :) I'm not knowledgeable about the abuse filter, so you might want to ask at WP:AN. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:50, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
I don't want to ask there because it may attract too much attention per en:wp:deny, is there a admin's email list? --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 01:54, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
@Thegooduser: Yes, it's at However, it's usually best to make requests online if there's no specific reason they have to be private. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:57, 22 May 2020 (UTC)

then I will ask on AN then, thanks --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 01:58, 22 May 2020 (UTC)

Your reversion

My edits were not vandalism. I was simply reverting a grammar issue. (talk) 04:10, 23 May 2020 (UTC)

Your edits had nothing to do with grammar. On Wikipedia, transgender people are referred to using pronouns appropriate to their stated gender. Therefore, Caitlyn Jenner is female and feminine pronouns should be used when referring to her, even when talking about the part of her life when she was known as Bruce. --Auntof6 (talk) 09:10, 23 May 2020 (UTC)

IP communication

The IP you have been talking to about checkusers and such is an LTA (has been vandalisng random pages with "PAGENAME has been vandalised" for a while) and really isn't worth wasting any admin's time. Might be worth revoking tp access, although that is at the discretion of admins. Just letting you know in case you weren't aware. It's possible their claims about another user may be legitimate, but that person is effectively banned as an LTA. IWI (chat) 19:57, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

A Possible Grammatical Mistake

Hello there. I was reading the simple English Wikipedia page on the topic of "Electricity" and on the 2nd line of the 3rd paragraph, I noticed a grammatical mistake. The sentence was: "It is a for which we use to power machines and electrical devices". I think there's some word or words missing in this sentence. I request for the error to be removed, so that the quality of the content can be improved. Thank you! β€” Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk β€’ contribs) 09:06, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @ I have fixed the problem you spoke about. You can change any of our articles yourself if you want. You do not have to ask others. I will give you some links to help you get started if you find it hard. Thank you for finding that problem. IWI (chat) 17:57, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

Talk:Basic English combined wordlist

I just replied to a comment of yours over at Wikipedia Talk:Basic English combined wordlist. It's from nearly two years ago, but better late than never? --GrounderUK (talk) 11:57, 7 June 2020 (UTC) [redlink fixed --GrounderUK (talk) 13:09, 7 June 2020 (UTC)]

A barnstar for you

Categorisation barnstar1b.png The Categorisation Barnstar
Thank you for your exhaustive category work. It is greatly appreciated and does not go unnoticed. IWI (chat) 16:16, 8 June 2020 (UTC)

get rid of user

How can I get rid of User:thegooduser title on my userpage and just make it say thegooduser? --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 22:05, 14 June 2020 (UTC)

@Thegooduser: Change your Displaytitle to this: {{DISPLAYTITLE:<span style="position:absolute; top:-9999px;">User:</span>{{font color|Teal|'''Thegooduser'''}}}} Naleksuh (talk) 22:28, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
Naleksuh thanks! --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 22:28, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
@Naleksuh: Thanks for answering this. @Thegooduser: When I saw your section heading, I wondered which user you wanted to be rid of! --Auntof6 (talk) 00:25, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
lol --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 00:46, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
Obviously wants to be rid of User:Thebaduser Naleksuh (talk) 16:34, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) @Naleksuh: don't give 'em ideas ;) IWI (chat) 16:37, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

ImprovedWikiImprovement it will get blocked for "bad username" if it gets created. and I would be blocked for "good username" lol --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 02:30, 16 June 2020 (UTC)


Sorry about (Category:Articles containing Beja-language text) and others that you had to import. I didn't notice the articles had these categories. IWI (chat) 22:24, 14 June 2020 (UTC)

@ImprovedWikiImprovment: Not a big deal. It doesn't take long to import them. It's appreciated if people create categories that they populate, but they often don't. --Auntof6 (talk) 00:33, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
I know, usually I would but I simply didn't notice. Thanks for doing it anyway. IWI (chat) 00:36, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

Prosesize script in WP:DYK

I’m coming here to sort this matter out with you. I just wanted to say that this script is used a lot on en.wp, including in DYK (I think). Wouldn’t it then also be helpful for the DYK process here? I personally find it a lot easier than what’s already there, but that’s just me. (I edit from a phone though, so it’s almost impossible for me to copy-paste plain text. I have to be in edit mode.) Let me know what you think, --sithjarjar666 (my profile | my contribs | speak to me) 20:34, 18 June 2020 (UTC)

@SithJarJar666: The script you added is a user script. It's not good to reference user code in official pages, because there's no control over maintaining it. --Auntof6 (talk) 21:09, 18 June 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for clarifying your reasoning. I will note that when someone reverts an edit I make and I ask why, it’s not really because I’m mad about the revert, it’s because I wish to know their reasoning for the revert... --sithjarjar666 (my profile | my contribs | speak to me) 21:11, 18 June 2020 (UTC)
@SithJarJar666: No problem. I'm always happy to explain the reason for my edits. --Auntof6 (talk) 21:13, 18 June 2020 (UTC)


Apologies for that, I just wanted to make my input. IWI (chat) 09:06, 21 June 2020 (UTC)


Would there be any objection to moving this page into Wikipedia space? (as essay, not policy). It seems to be causing many problems and not being allowed to be linked to by being in userpspace (talk) 18:07, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Not to speak for her, but she did remove a link someone tried to add to Wikipedia:An English Wikipedian's guide because she called it unofficial here just the other day. -Djsasso (talk) 18:28, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

Help Me

Hey Auntof6, this user Ngozikal7 keeps on doing the same repetitive vandalism on Deaths in 2020, Ernest Angley and other articles (take a look at his changes) and he has already received a final warning message prior to his continued vandalism to Deaths in 2020. Is it possible to implement a minor block? --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 19:13, 27 June 2020 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @TDKR Chicago 101: Checking... Operator873talkconnect 19:39, 27 June 2020 (UTC)
@TDKR Chicago 101: Account blocked. Global Lock requested. Logged out edit from IPv6 address also blocked. Operator873talkconnect 19:44, 27 June 2020 (UTC)

VIP report

In reference to the VIP report you declined, I thought the death threat made it serious enough to give a final warning. IWI (chat) 16:33, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

@ImprovedWikiImprovment: You gave an only warning, not a final warning. When there's something that serious in a user's change, it's helpful if you specifically mention it. Otherwise the admin may just look at the timing of warnings. --Auntof6 (talk) 19:15, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
I know I realised my mistake in not including it after. The vandal has stopped for now anyway. IWI (chat) 19:16, 30 June 2020 (UTC)


Quick question, I know that the nominator is not allowed to move his own hooks to the queues. My question is, am I allowed to move my own hooks to the holding area. Some of the hooks have been approved and has not had any activity recently. --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 07:42, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

I'm not that familiar with the details of the process, but I'd say not to process your own hooks. --Auntof6 (talk) 07:49, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

User:HSaurab/Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury

Hi please move to Main Article User:HSaurab/Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury HSaurab (talk) 05:25, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

@HSaurab: That page is not ready to go to mainspace.
  • It should at least have categories that we use here (we don't have the same categories as English Wikipedia).
  • In some places, it refers to Ms. Chaudhury as "he".
  • It would also be good if it had appropriate internal links (links to other articles).
When the article is ready for mainspace, please make your request at WP:AN instead of on an individual admin's talk page. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:38, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
Ok I understand.HSaurab (talk) 05:40, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
@Auntof6: this Article is ready please moved.HSaurab (talk) 05:52, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

Big Reference Weekend 2020

As you were involved in previous BWs, I thought I'd bring next weekend's one to your attention (Wikipedia talk:Big Weekend#Big Reference Weekend 2020), just in case you'd missed it. I hope to see you there if you're interested. Hopefully we can reference as many articles as possible. Thanks, :) IWI (chat) 12:02, 12 July 2020 (UTC)

Auntof6 is already aware: User_talk:Yottie#Big_weekend. Only (talk) 12:19, 12 July 2020 (UTC)
Oh yes, didn't see that. My bad (facepalm). IWI (chat) 12:25, 12 July 2020 (UTC)


Auntof6, the user is blatantly WMF globally banned user Projects. All of his edits should be reverted. IWI (chat) 23:26, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

@ImprovedWikiImprovment: Sorry for the late reply.
  • When leaving me (or anyone) a message like this, please include specifics so I can tell which user you are talking about.
  • Your first sentence isn't clear. It seems there might be a verb missing. What is it that the user is doing with user projects? Or have I misunderstood?
As for reverting all edits, I have never seen a policy stating that all of a globally banned (do you mean globally locked?) user's changes must be reverted. In many cases, some of such a user's changes are problems and some are not. If there is such a policy, I would be happy to have it pointed out to me and would follow it going forward. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:50, 19 July 2020 (UTC)
@Auntof6: IWI is referring to en:User:Projects, a very well known sockpuppeteer. In this edit, you reinstated a post by the user which was rightfully reverted. There was no reason to reinstate the purely disruptive post. The relevant policy in this case is en:Wikipedia:Blocking_policy#Edits_by_and_on_behalf_of_blocked_editors, which shows that any edit made in violation of a block may be reverted. Of course, something such as changing wrong information to right information can be reinstated, as such a change could not knowingly be left anyway, however that is not the case for such like talkpage psots. Naleksuh (talk) 09:43, 19 July 2020 (UTC)
The user is WMF globally banned. This means all edits should be reverted and all accounts locked. IWI (chat) 10:37, 19 July 2020 (UTC)
@ImprovedWikiImprovment: The policy Naleksuh cited says "Anyone is free to revert any edits made in violation of a block, without giving any further reason and without regard to the three-revert rule. This does not mean that edits must be reverted just because they were made by a blocked editor". That means the edits can be reverted, not that they should be. Do you perhaps have a different policy in mind, maybe one specific to globally locked accounts? --Auntof6 (talk) 11:33, 19 July 2020 (UTC)
Yes. The correct policy is meta:WMF Global Ban Policy. You can see here that Projects was globally banned by the Wikimedia Foundation in 2018, and therefore edits by him should be reverted in almost all cases, excluding typo fixes or anything that helps Wikipedia. Making false accusations on AN would not be considered one of these exceptions, and is actually one of the reasons he was globally banned. IWI (chat) 13:21, 19 July 2020 (UTC)
There is also further information that can be found on en:Wikipedia:Long-term abuse/Projects. IWI (chat) 13:25, 19 July 2020 (UTC)

Category question

Hi Auntof6, I hope you are well. I just have a quick question. On all of the UK Motorway articles that I created (such as M42 motorway or M62 motorway) I used the year establishment categories. I don't see a similar usage on other articles about highways, such as the Interstate Highways. Should this category be used? If so I will either add it to the US highway articles or if not I will remove it from the UK motorway articles. Thanks, IWI (chat) 18:41, 18 July 2020 (UTC)

@ImprovedWikiImprovment: I don't think roads of any kind need establishment categories. Enwiki doesn't appear to categorize them that way. Besides, it would be hard to pick a year for some of them in cases where an interstate opened in segments over multiple years.
To me, the establishment categories get used for some types of things that don't really fit. Not everything that begins in a certain year can be said to have been "established" then. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:51, 18 July 2020 (UTC)
My thoughts were similar upon going through enwiki's usage. I'll go through them now. There are best part of a hundred articles, would flood flag be a good idea? IWI (chat) 18:59, 18 July 2020 (UTC)
@ImprovedWikiImprovment: Not if there are only the best part of a hundred. People might complain, but the rule of thumb I've always used is that there should be more than about 100 changes before the flood flag is considered. And
In that case please decline my AN request and I will get started on it shortly. IWI (chat) 20:02, 18 July 2020 (UTC)

Question about actions regarding LTAs

Hi, Auntof6! Hope you are doing well :) I don't mean to cause some type of offense or hate, but I have noticed a recurring pattern where you have reinstated and helped LTAs (1)(2)(3)(4) - per WP:AGF, I assume that you are not doing this on purpose, and want to calmly reason with you.
However, multiple editors have attempted to ask you what is going on with this multiple times before, and all requests for explanation have been ignored. I do want to ask if there is a particular reason this was ignored or such edits continue? Can anything more be commented? Naleksuh (talk) 23:34, 18 July 2020 (UTC)

@Naleksuh: Thanks for your question. I do not mind being asked to explain my edits.
Some general comments:
  • I do not intend to help LTAs, but I probably do not know how to recognize them as well as other admins here.
  • Some people revert all of the edits of an LTA or other problem editor. I do not. In cases where a mass revert has been done of a problem editor's changes, if I see an edit reverted that doesn't seem to be a problem in itself I will sometimes undo the revert.
Here are my comments about the changes you linked.
  1. This appeared to be a complaint from the IP user. I usually think it best to allow admins to decide the validity of complaints, especially on WP:AN. It can also be seen as a negative to delete a complaint about yourself, no matter how ill-founded the complaint may be.
  2. This was on my talk page. Looked at in isolation, it was simply a question to me and, as my edit summary said, didn't appear to me to be vandalism. I also prefer people to let me take care of vandalism on my own talk page, so that there can be no appearance of interference in communication with an admin (me).
  3. There were two parts to this change. The first one was where a second signature was added right after the legitimate one. I shouldn't have undone that one. The other part, where the user removed an entire section, was the part that I intended to put back.
  4. This was a talk page from user "VOTE FOR TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT". They had put "VOTE FOR TRUMP 2020" on it, and there was a QD request on the grounds that the page content was endorsing a candidate (which is not a standard QD criterion anyway). IMO, the content wasn't any more an endorsement that the user name itself. In cases of user talk pages where there's a QD request and there has never been any valid talk on the page, I sometimes delete the page and sometimes do what I did here (replace the page with the talk header). I would have no objection if another admin saw fit to delete the page instead.
I hope this explains my thinking. Feel free to ask if you have further questions. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:40, 19 July 2020 (UTC)
Sorry, I didn't answer your other question. If I neglected to answer questions in the past, it was an oversight on my part. I am not as active as I used to be so it's possible some questions slipped by me. I do see one question above, and I will belatedly answer it now. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:45, 19 July 2020 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) Hello Auntof6. I also share some of the concerns outlined by Naleksuh. In relation to the "vote for Trump" account, it was indefinitley blocked and globally locked for long-term abuse. Eptalon actually hid the name of the account from the logs, which is what prompted me to file the QD request under G3.
I see that you aren't as familliar with LTAs as other editors and admins. My polite suggestion would be that if you see "LTA" in a requst to administrators, you should probably leave it to a different admin. There are a few admins like you that aren't familliar with LTAs, and they seem to leave such requests alone. I know sometimes, it may be difficult to tell. For example, it is not usual behaviour to remove someones AN notice, unless they are a WMF globally banned user. You, on at least one occasion, restored their comment. I can see why you would do this, but unfortunatley doing such things helps the LTA thrive, when what we want to do is WP:DENY. You are inadvertantly helping a banned user disrupt the project.
I hope these concerns can help you grow further and you can continue to serve this community as you have for a number of years. Yours, IWI (chat) 09:19, 19 July 2020 (UTC)
@ImprovedWikiImprovment: I do leave alone requests when I see that they are related to LTAs. None of the edits I reverted per Naleksuh's links above mentioned that they were related to LTAs, including your QD request. Note also that the user talk page that QD request was on was for a user who was blocked but who still had/has the ability to edit their talk page; in cases like that, it's reasonable to use the talk header instead of deleting because it puts the user on notice that they need to use the page properly. --Auntof6 (talk) 09:46, 19 July 2020 (UTC)
Well, the user was globally locked, so they could not edit their talk page. IWI (chat) 09:56, 19 July 2020 (UTC)
Ah, so they were. The place I checked didn't show their global status. I'll remember to check for that in the future. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 10:03, 19 July 2020 (UTC)

Administrative assistance

Hi Auntof6,

I have received an email from a user requesting my assistance. I believe that I'm not experienced enough to take care of this situation yet. To protect this user's privacy, I will not reveal the username and contents of the email message. Instead, I will email you the message and tell the user that I have requested admin assistance on this matter. Thank you again for your service to this wiki. Interstellarity (talk) 23:52, 18 July 2020 (UTC)

Hello again Auntof6,
I really need your help. The user has sent more emails to me although I told them that I'm not sure how to help them. I will send you the emails that the user sent to me so you can provide assistance regarding this matter. Thank you, Interstellarity (talk) 12:21, 20 July 2020 (UTC)
@Interstellarity: I'm not sure how to proceed on this. Would you please address your concerns to the admins as a group instead of an individual admin? You can send email to or post at WP:AN. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:18, 20 July 2020 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) I have confirmed with the user earlier that this was an email from a globally banned user. The account that was abusing the email funtion has already been globally locked. IWI (chat) 20:22, 20 July 2020 (UTC)
@ImprovedWikiImprovment: Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:27, 20 July 2020 (UTC)

User:Examknow/Mac OS X El Capitan

Hi Auntof6! I noticed you declined the QD of the above-linked page. I have since deleted it as it does meet the G12 criteria, which is not something we can permit to remain while under discussion if contested. Thank you, Vermont (talk) 17:03, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

@Vermont: Thanks for your note. My thinking was that any time someone brings over an article from enwiki to work on, it's going to be identical or nearly so for a time, until enough work is done on it. Are you saying that drafts in userspace should have attribution? We haven't even been consistent in making sure transwikied articles in mainspace have attribution. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:57, 27 July 2020 (UTC)
Well, in order to conform to the license of content on articles at the English Wikipedia, all uses of it need attribution regardless of the namespace or point of time in it's development. Vermont (talk) 18:32, 27 July 2020 (UTC)
That makes sense. I've just never seen it applied that way. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:50, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

Henry C. ("Cranke") Andrews

Hi. I added some information to Henry Charles Andrews, to explain, with proof, that the "C." in his name is Cranke, not Charles. The change to Cranke has made some time ago at the official International Plant Names Index.

  • I have no experience with Simple English space. I do not know if the text I added is too much for Simple English articles.
  • I included one reference - because I do not know how much detail should be included in Simple English wiki. A second reference is available at the article.
  • I do not know to to move the article to Henry Cranke Andrews, as the move button does not appear at top of page.

If you want to tell me what to do, I will gladly do it - assuming it is less work for you to tell me than it is to just do it. (I am not trying to dodge the work.) Thank you, from an Uncleof6. Jmg38 (talk) 13:40, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Hey Auntof6

Hey Auntof6! How's your summer going during this Covid 19 pandemic? My summer is going just fine. Angela Kate Maureen 23:28, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

I'm doing fine, thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:51, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Deletion templates warning

Hello Auntof6, I noticed that on User talk:, you added a warning telling the user to stop removing RfD templates. Did you make that template yourself or did you get it from somewhere? Because I've only been able to find the warning for removing QD templates, and I think a separate warning for RfD would be useful. Thanks. Naddruf (talk) 17:32, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

@Naddruf: I didn't use a template. I just wrote the message myself. I agree that such a template would be useful. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:22, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
Would you be willing to let us use your wording? If so, I can make the template and add it to Wikipedia:User talk page warnings and the appropriate categories. Naddruf (talk) 18:52, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
@Naddruf: You can use my wording if you want: I wouldn't mind, and everything written on Wikipedia can be used, including things on talk pages. However, you might instead want to pattern it after the related QD wording. Also, I also don't know if this should be discussed: I imagine there needs to be some kind of control on adding templates to the warning system, and I don't remember seeing any new ones created before. I also don't see an equivalent on enwiki, so there may be some reason it wasn't created before. --Auntof6 (talk) 21:53, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
There is a whole series on enwiki, see en:Template:Uw-afd1. I'm pretty new to this wiki, and I know you've been around a long time, but from what I've seen at WP:Simple talk, changes like this are often done without a long process. People don't want to be bothered with the issues, they just want to see the end result. I was thinking of making it and then mentioning it on Simple Talk. Thanks. Naddruf (talk) 22:17, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
@Naddruf: Sounds good! --Auntof6 (talk) 22:57, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

You've got mail

Hello, Auntof6. Check your email – you have got mail!
You can take off this notice at any time by removing the {{You've got mail}} or {{YGM}} template.

IWI (chat) 01:13, 12 August 2020 (UTC)


Would you mind taking a look at Danbury (disambiguation) when you have time? Does that work? If I need to change anything, please let me know. Thanks! β€” Infogapp1 (talk) 21:55, 19 August 2020 (UTC)

@Infogapp1: It looks fine. The only comment I'd have is that it isn't necessary to create a talk page if the only thing on it is the talk header. --Auntof6 (talk) 22:22, 19 August 2020 (UTC)
@Auntof6: Got it, thanks. I initially set it up as I thought I'd ping you there, but ended up deciding against that and ping you here instead =) --Infogapp1 (talk) 22:25, 19 August 2020 (UTC)

Myan not Mya

  • I am changing the text of Myan pages to use the adjectival "Myan" from "Mya" where some user had wrongly put it or changed it. My usage is the same as the En wiki usage. Would you please change the category from Mya people to Mayan people, and if necessary also the category of other pages where the word is adjectival. Thanks, Mac.
I'll correct myself before you get to read this. I see English wiki uses "Mya people" rather than "Myan people". That is eccentric, to say the least, because the same editors would use "American people" and British people" without a second thought. Anyway, their category is "Myan languages", so I win that one at least... Macdonald-ross (talk) 10:51, 2 September 2020 (UTC)

Ten Little Indians article marked complex

Which words are complex and which sentences are complex so I can change them? Ten Little Indians was declared complex due to words and sentences. Angela Kate Maureen 02:29, 3 September 2020 (UTC)

@Tropical Storm Angela: I've replied on the article's talk page. Please keep any further discussion about it there. Also, please be sure to add attribution at the top of the talk page. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:17, 3 September 2020 (UTC)


this IP keeps reverting me, can you block them, I suspect open proxy too --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 01:42, 5 September 2020 (UTC)

@Thegooduser: Done. Can I leave undoing their edits to you, since I'm in the middle of working on BCW? --Auntof6 (talk) 01:48, 5 September 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! Vermont has beat me to reverting them --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 01:49, 5 September 2020 (UTC)


Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
Thank you for taking part in the Big Cleanup Weekend 2020! We made 409 changes and helped fix many problems on articles in category:Wikipedia maintenance. Well done! Yottie =talk= 10:58, 9 September 2020 (UTC)


I don’t agree with leaving a disruptive comment by a well known LTA/sockpuppeteer on AN. He added a new section to AN several times, all of which were reverted by either me or a sysop. Also, you mistakenly removed a request I added in that edit, which I have now restored. Thanks, --IWI (talk) 10:56, 21 September 2020 (UTC)

Well Vermont has removed it either way. --IWI (talk) 13:03, 21 September 2020 (UTC)