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Personal sandbox

hello, is there (just like the normal english wikipedia) also a personal sandbox on the simple english wikipedia? Gilliebillie (talk) 18:52, 16 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Gilliebillie: Yes, you can create a personal sandbox. It would be subject to the same rules as the regular user page. -- Auntof6 (talk) 20:42, 16 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Gilliebillie: By the way, I maintain a list of ways that this Wikipedia is different from regular English Wikipedia. The list is not a policy or guideline, but it links to some relevant policies and guidelines. If you have any questions about it, feel free to let me know. -- Auntof6 (talk) 20:44, 16 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]


Hey why did you delete the psych page? Can you please put it back on Max the Media Fan (talk) 02:21, 21 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Max the Media Fan: I deleted it because it had been copied from English Wikipedia without being simplified enough. If you would like it restored, please make a request at WP:Deletion review. Thanks. -- Auntof6 (talk) 12:48, 28 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Well I would like to put how the events with Yang in the musical aren’t canon because her story should have been finished in Season 5. Don’t you think Max the Media Fan (talk) 16:24, 28 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

List of highest-grossing Telugu movies

Check the page belowΒ :


and Update the Changes onΒ :

https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest-grossing_Telugu_movies# Saagaraludhaati (talk) 11:03, 28 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Saagaraludhaati: Thanks, but I'll let you do that. If you're not autoconfirmed yet, just wait until you are. -- Auntof6 (talk) 12:44, 28 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Category self QD

Hi. Do categories that are monthly based (like complex of a certain month and year) automatically self nominate for QD C1 when they are empty? Thanks - Da LambTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 21:38, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@PotsdamLamb: They do, but they don't always show up in the QD category. I think the QD isn't recognized because nothing has actually edited the category. Eventually they might appear in the category on their own, I'm not sure. -- Auntof6 (talk) 01:21, 19 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Category Question

Since you know the most, this was one in which I removed the display title. I did not move it or anything. I’m not quite sure if anything needs to be done but I consider you the expert on categories. I know this entity does more than just animation. Some of the names on the list are not in the show as just animated like Michael Jordon as animated. He’s both, as is Lebron James (both for Space Jam).

Category:Warner Bros. character redirects to lists

The default title was Category:Warner Bros. animated character redirects to lists

Please let me know if you want me to take any action on this. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 17:05, 21 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Layout question

On an article when a HarvB or sfn is used, it will show up in the references section. I also need to put in the book it is being pulled from. On this article Bill of Rights 1689, for the moment, I put them under the references section as well. How should this be (it does not seem appealing to my eye right now based on they way they are set out. Do you think I should just covert to cite books (it's only 2 books and 3 cites to them)? Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 08:26, 27 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@PotsdamLamb: You could put the bulleted ones in a section called "Sources" instead. I think I've seen it done that way before. -- Auntof6 (talk) 09:44, 27 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Above or below refs? Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 09:48, 27 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: en:Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Layout#Notes_and_references also suggests a section called "Works cited", but that might not work here because not everything shown in the article is cited. See if you can make anything of the other content there. -- Auntof6 (talk) 09:59, 27 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
So looks like when I run into that I need to make the notes section and reorganize what they put down as refs and put the books in the reference section. That would work for me. I don’t think it takes too much. It pretty much will keep us in line with them and simple.
Thoughts? Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 10:20, 27 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I think I got it down if you want to take a look and see. I didn't need to use lower alpha since they made them as ref only so I put that under notes and then references has the cited book and website list. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 09:20, 28 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: Looks fine to me. -- Auntof6 (talk) 13:53, 28 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 14:11, 28 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]


please provide a suitable category for this article. thanks you Rara Lie (talk) 18:11, 28 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

(talk page stalker) - @Rara Lie I have actually nominated it for quick deletion. The artist does not meet any of the requirements to be included on the wikipedia. The requirements can be seen here at Wikipedia:Notability (music). Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 18:19, 28 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
the artist has been repeatedly published in online media and TV news. Rara Lie (talk) 18:25, 28 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Rara Lie Please stick to one talk page. See my response to you on my talk page. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 18:26, 28 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Hello. Did you read my note to the closing admins? I was going to import it to Wiktionary (I have import permissions over there). MathXplore (talk) 12:30, 1 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@MathXplore: Oops! (See what I did there?) What would you like me to do, restore it until you do the import? Let me know. -- Auntof6 (talk) 12:32, 1 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I would like to have it temporary restored for attribution. MathXplore (talk) 12:33, 1 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@MathXplore: It's baaack! Let me know when you're done and I'll delete it again. -- Auntof6 (talk) 12:35, 1 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Β Done, thank you very much for your cooperation to Wiktionary. MathXplore (talk) 12:37, 1 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@MathXplore: No problem. -- Auntof6 (talk) 12:39, 1 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Category:Geography of the State of Palestine

Hi. I am wondering why you kept this when it has nothing linked to it and all you did you was redirect it and the consensus was 2 to delete and a comment. I cannot see why it could not be deleted since there is no incoming links to it. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 12:40, 1 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@PotsdamLamb: There was a suggestion to redirect. Redirects are cheap and don't hurt anything. -- Auntof6 (talk) 12:42, 1 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I understand. Thank you. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 12:42, 1 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]


I forgot how to list a quote and ref in a discussion without the reference going to the bottom of the page (I did this at Wikipedia:Requests_for_deletion#Lumbini sal park lumbini sal park) and when you go to the main page, the reference is at the bottom. Can you remind me of the coding please? Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 13:16, 1 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@PotsdamLamb: Sorry, I've seen it but I don't remember how to do it, either. Generally, there probably shouldn't be references on RFDs anyway. -- Auntof6 (talk) 14:28, 1 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
It was used to reference a point. I’ve seen it on here a couple of times because it is an RfD and since the discussion takes place there where else would it go? Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 14:55, 1 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: If not in the article, then it could be coded as an external link. But that's just my opinion. -- Auntof6 (talk) 21:38, 1 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Depreciated title

Hi. I went through and removed DISPLAYTITLE from all article spaces. Now, everything left in Category:Pages with ignored display titles are user pages. I do not want to touch those pages, but a great majority are not active and have not been for some time. I was wondering if you wanted to take any action on those so that the cat can get cleared out and down to zero. I’ve been able to clear out a few other cats that are error based and I’m working on the lacks free doi one (takes a bit but getting there). I’ve also been working on the Harv errors as well since I studied them on my β€œvacation”. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 12:18, 21 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@PotsdamLamb: Would you explain why you removed DISPLAYTITLE? As far as I know, it is still needed for some articles (and I see it's still on one where it's needed). I also see one where you removed it, Aelfric of Eynsham, where you could have renamed the page to accomplish what the DISPLAYTITLE was trying to do.
By the way, the word is "deprecated," not "depreciated".
When cleaning out this kind of category, please be thoughtful about what you're doing. Sometimes a thing that is flagged as an error doesn't mean it actually is an error or needs any action. Sometimes it needs action other than just removing the thing that's being flagged. -- Auntof6 (talk) 13:47, 21 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
It comes back as ignored (my phone autocorrects so apologies for that). If the display title is ignored then it is useless. I looked at the article you mentioned. There is no difference on the title displayed when I look at the previous version vs the version where it is removed. The only difference is prior to the removal that version shows it on the hidden category of display title ignored. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 13:53, 21 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: It's true that an ignored DISPLAYTITLE is useless. However, that one was trying to display the name with the correct "Γ†" character. That didn't work because it didn't match the title, so it was ignored. However, if you think about what it was trying to do, that shows that the article needs to be renamed. Removing the DISPLAYTITLE without fixing that doesn't address the issue.
And I feel your pain about autocorrect. It gets even worse when I'm typing in a different language. -- Auntof6 (talk) 14:08, 21 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
But moving the page to a name not using standard keys on a keyboard will affect the search for it, will it not? I do not know how to search for that. I would need to copy and paste it or find the alt number to type it in. It could also be a restricted character through the software as well per the template documents on en wiki. I can go through them and try a page redirect based on what was trying to be accomplished with the display title and see what happens. But with that particular article, how would one search for that with c/p or the character code? Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 14:15, 21 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: The same way people search for it on enwiki? You could definitely leave a redirect with the current name. -- Auntof6 (talk) 14:21, 21 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I moved it to Γ†lfric of Eynsham. Left a redirect in place with the standard keys of Aelfric of Eynsham to direct to the new one. I’ll look at the others and fix them if they indeed need fixing. Some were the same page name. Thanks for the input. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 14:22, 21 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks.Β :) -- Auntof6 (talk) 14:30, 21 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I’m not sure how to do this one, as I believe I need an admin. KΔ«lauea is redirected to Kilauea which is backwards. So I can’t move it. Looks like KΔ«lauea was created first then moved by this individual SEPTActaMTA8235. Once moved back, it should be fine. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 16:41, 21 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Are you able to switch this one KΔ«lauea it’s backwards. That page is a redirect to the English without the dialect mark and should be reversed. Non-dialect to dialect. It will require a deletion. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 13:54, 5 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Another request please

On that same date, can you please send me the contents of status and statustemplate that were subpages of mine please? Email is fixed so I only need it sent once. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 04:46, 3 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

NVM, I was able to do it without the code. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 05:53, 3 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

AWB Task

Hi. When you get a chance can you remove all the :en: links from Template:Metro Manila TV please? Every single one is linked to en wiki. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 07:32, 5 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@PotsdamLamb: Β Done May I suggest leaving the IP a message to let them know not to use :en: links? -- Auntof6 (talk) 09:48, 5 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Will do and thank you so much.Β :) Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 09:53, 5 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Β Done I thought we had a template somewhere for it? You can view what I said here. I need to post it to a few more IPs. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 10:06, 5 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: I don't remember seeing a template specifically for that. What I usually tell people is that the red links tell us what articles would be helpful to create. -- Auntof6 (talk) 10:45, 5 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Ok. Thanks. I think maybe @Ferien had something he copied and pasted at one point. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 10:47, 5 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Category reporting error

Hi. So on Category:BLPs needing more sources it shows on the right 118 articles needing more sources. When you scroll down just under the 98 subcategories heading it states there are 335 pages needed sources. There are none that are marked with no date (I’ve fixed those based on history). Do you know how to figure out where that number is coming from? For some reason I tend to believe the 335 number is correct based on our articles. And I just looked again. Some articles are dated back to 2012. Should I go through and update them to see if they are current and if not refresh the tag? I would need a list (probably a search somehow of those prior to the first maintenance cat we have for this?). Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 12:36, 5 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@PotsdamLamb: I don't know. I never trust the numbers in the sidebars on the right, and I don't know how they're derived. Enwiki's numbers don't look like they match, either, although theirs seem closer.
  • It could be a cache problem.
  • The date isn't always specified. I found at least one that doesn't have one.
  • There may be more templates assigning these categories than the two listed; maybe those transclusions aren't included in the totals in the sidebar. However, I couldn't find any other templates or any modules that assign the categories.
  • Some articles may have the category hard coded, although I don't see any of these, either.
When I said I didn't find any, I only checked the main template name. I didn't look to see if there are any redirects to the templates.
And it gets weirder. According the transclusion count:
-- Auntof6 (talk) 13:29, 5 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Wow so looks like I should try to trace it down somehow. The transclusions can be a problem. I’ll dive into it over the next two weeks and see what I can find. Thanks for the info. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 13:33, 5 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: You might want to post this kind of thing at Simple talk. I don't really know that much about the behind-the-scenes stuff. -- Auntof6 (talk) 13:35, 5 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
It’s ok. I can figure it out. That’s what I’ve been doing behind the scenes. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 13:51, 5 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Can you run a null edit through AWB please against the list at Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:BLP unsourced please so I can see if my theory works? Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 14:39, 5 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: Not right now -- that's 900 pages and I'm trying to wrap things up for today. I'll get back to you later. -- Auntof6 (talk) 14:43, 5 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
No worries. I will chat with you later. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 14:52, 5 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

I figured out why theirs contains so many compared to ours. They have all articles that have any BLP template on it (i.e. Needs verification, disputed, etc.). I randomly picked out pages from here which shows a ton of articles. So I think the closest we have (as our counter is empty and has no link bancks - maybe delete it or I can trace their populating schema) is Category:Unreferenced_BLPs. So this is only those that are tagged no sources, not any of the other BLP tags. So at this point, I think we are good, but for the link on the start up we may want to change the category to the page with all of them listed and not just the recent ones. I am going to reach out to media wiki tech about why it won't show the earlier ones in the list, as it seems limited. Thanks and sorry about the long chain we have going. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 16:48, 5 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@PotsdamLamb: Do you still want me to do the null edits? -- Auntof6 (talk) 10:03, 8 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Yes please. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 10:04, 8 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: OK, I'll do that now and let you know when it's done. -- Auntof6 (talk) 10:10, 8 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 10:11, 8 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: Β Done -- Auntof6 (talk) 11:32, 8 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Also, let me know if that made any difference. -- Auntof6 (talk) 11:32, 8 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Awesome. Thank you. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 11:33, 8 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Will do. I did find out it could also be an error with how the original box on the right was set up, so I will need to dive into that. I will let you know. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 11:37, 8 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]


On your user page you have the dab solver with an ip address. When I click on it, it comes back the ip is not found. Does it work for you? Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 12:07, 9 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@PotsdamLamb: Not at the moment. There's a note at en:User:Dispenser/Dab solver that says "The Dab solver tool is broken and its maintainer is inactive.". Also see en:Wikipedia_talk:Disambiguation_pages_with_links/Archive_15#Dabsolver_is_down. Phooey. -- Auntof6 (talk) 12:17, 9 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Aw and that would explain it. I wonder if do some else will pick it up or if a replacement was made. I can’t imagine en going without it. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 12:19, 9 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Would you want the Dab solver back? I can probably get it updated to work. I am not sure how many editors use it, but if you really want it, I can do it. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 12:43, 12 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: It was very useful, but the truth is I didn't use it very often. So I don't know how much I would use it. I don't often come across pages that have multiple links to dab pages, and where there's just one I use popups. -- Auntof6 (talk) 16:24, 12 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: Need to clarify: I meant links to multiple dab pages. When I'm taking care of links to a single dab page, I use popups, which works for any number of links to the dab page in question. Of course, popups doesn't have the ability to disambiguate the same link to different pages, which Dab solver had. -- Auntof6 (talk) 16:28, 12 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Ok. Thanks for the information. Let me see what I can do. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 16:47, 12 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Ephebophilia incorrect introduction

Hi, the introduction to the article Ephebophilia, the part that cannot be edited in any way by common users, indicates it as a "paraphilia characterized by sexual attraction to adolescents aged from 15-18". Ephebophilia is not classified as a paraphilia but more of a sexual preference, one of chronophilic kind. Plus, the given range is 15-19, not 15-18. Could you correct it please? Thank you. (talk) 13:21, 15 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

According to the page's metadata, you should be able to make the change yourself, if you provide reliable sources to support it. (talk page stalker) Justarandomamerican (t β€’ c) 13:25, 15 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
But I can't, it's the very brief description right below the title. (talk) 13:32, 15 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Ah. You may make the change here: https://wikidata.org/wiki/Q595012 Justarandomamerican (t β€’ c) 13:38, 15 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks πŸ‘πŸ‘ (talk) 13:52, 15 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Speaking about sources, as you can see, ephebophilia is not classified as a paraphilia: https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/291419-overview?form=fpf#a1
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3769077/ (talk) 13:49, 15 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]


Xenia (article). I forgot to say "thanks", at the end of the previous discussion. Thanks a lot. 2001:2020:313:EBE1:FD03:DA0D:1462:F44 (talk) 20:09, 16 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

If I am not mistaken

Did you not just delete a lot of redirects to non-existent articles? This IP is doing the same thing and has 3 warnings already today. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 20:56, 18 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@PotsdamLamb: Yes, I did. I'll take care of these, too. Thanks for the heads-up. -- Auntof6 (talk) 01:28, 19 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I think Fehu took care of them as he blocked the IP for a year knowing who it is. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 01:30, 19 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: And let me remind you: the "only" warnings are not meant to be used when there after other warnings. The word "only" means that there aren't any others, so using it when there are others doesn't make sense. -- Auntof6 (talk) 01:30, 19 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
In re please? Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 01:31, 19 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: This warning you left for the IP we're discussing. -- Auntof6 (talk) 01:32, 19 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I did that due to the time and the difference in what they were doing. A lot of users have warnings, but the template says only, and I felt that the 50 or so pages they were creating before I could get an admin/sysop to block them were worth it instead of using the final warning. The idea was to tell them they will be blocked, whereas the other templates at 1, 2, and 3 say they may be blocked. We only have two options, and going in order would have defeated my purpose of trying to get them to stop. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 01:38, 19 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]


Have you tried this script by chance? w:User:Qwertyytrewqqwerty/DisamAssist.js Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 02:25, 19 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@PotsdamLamb: I don't think so. What does it do? -- Auntof6 (talk) 02:28, 19 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry should have included the doc User:Qwertyytrewqqwerty/DisamAssist Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 02:29, 19 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: Thanks. I might look at it sometime when I want to do a significant amount of disambiguating. -- Auntof6 (talk) 02:35, 19 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
No worries. It looks like the website you used to use would need to become a tool and be run by a bot. I could develop it as the script is premade, I would just need to figure it out and figure out how this entire topic works with what has to be done and such. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 02:49, 19 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Template deletion

Hi - Template:Infobox Law enforcement agency is no longer needed. The couple of articles that directed there then to the same but with a lower case law have been changed to go directly to the correct template. That is why I marked this one for QD as it is no longer needed. It’s an empty redirect. I guess the valid reason is housekeeping? Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 18:32, 19 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@PotsdamLamb: I wouldn't call that housekeeping. As annoying as it might be, I think this one has to go to RFD. But I don't think it would hurt to keep it -- redirects are cheap, and we might not be using it now but someone might link to it in the future. -- Auntof6 (talk) 18:34, 19 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
It’s actually a T2. I set it again as such. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 18:37, 19 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]


Apologies for that. I must have missed that one when I was doing the cleanup. I will go back through them and fix any I missed so you do not have too. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 02:42, 20 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@PotsdamLamb: I just did the three that showed up as uncategorized. The "needing to be simplified" ones are a little tricky because you have to specify extra parameters. I usually just copy/paste from an existing one and change as needed. -- Auntof6 (talk) 02:43, 20 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Oh ok. Thank you for that. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 02:44, 20 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

The spelling of division is not correct. Are you sure it should be a redirect? MathXplore (talk) 08:33, 21 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Can you correct the spelling with suppress-redirect? Thank you for your attention. MathXplore (talk) 02:29, 22 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@MathXplore: I see that the template has been deleted. -- Auntof6 (talk) 21:50, 24 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Mesereaulaw kept removing the deletion request on the Hennessy Carolina until they were blocked. Now Brooklynqueen03 keeps removing the deletion request despite warning the user so may times. Is there anyway it could be protected? Shoot for the Stars (talk) 02:34, 22 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Shoot for the Stars: I see that it has been protected. -- Auntof6 (talk) 21:50, 24 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Red link cats

Do we have a special page (similar to wanted pages or templates) that shows red linked categories? So there are only 2 pages in a cat and so it hasn’t been published yet since it needs 3 pages or more? Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 09:35, 24 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@PotsdamLamb: Special:WantedCategories.
Just keep in mind that, as with all the "wanted" special pages, it just means that it has been used somewhere without being created. It doesn't necessarily mean that it should be created here. A lot of those appear on the list because people have copied from enwiki; it's possible that it's either a category we don't use here on purpose, or that it should have a different name here, or that there's some other reason for not creating it. Just give it some thought before creating. -- Auntof6 (talk) 21:20, 24 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for the information and link. I asked because I see an IP editor who has been making a ton of new categories over the past couple of days and as soon as it hits 3 they activate the category. I didn’t know if we had one but if I see one previously deleted that got re-created I’ll understand why and ask you questions since that is your niche. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 21:24, 24 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Roy Van der Veen

This article was created by an account who put it on different wikis of which all deleted them (including here) for it being in another language and being non-notable. The picture they used was also deleted from commons due to copyright. There is no discussion to be had. User was notified of the QD of the article, removed the QD, posted it to the board and then I restored the QD tag and warned them and they acknowledged they cannot delete the QD (by thanking me for warning.) They put the request up on the board as soon as the QD tag was put on without putting wait on it. It was deleted quite a bit later and they made no attempt to fix the article, instead they went on other wikis and tried to save it which was unsuccessful. Also their username is basically this persons name backwards. That is why I moved it. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 03:20, 28 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

New Article Maor Ashkenazi

Good morning, could I simplify and make spelling improvements to the article Maor Ashkenazi, Israeli rapper. Please --Acartonadooopo (talk) 04:53, 30 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

(talk page stalker)Β :@Acartonadooopo You need to stop canvassing and asking every person on this Wikipedia. You were already told yes. There is no need to ask 10 different people for permission. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 04:56, 30 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb I don't explain myself well, I'm asking the users to help me polish it better and improve it grammatically since I don't know how to do it because of my language, I don't speak perfect English. --Acartonadooopo (talk) 05:00, 30 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Acartonadooopo It is still canvassing. You have people helping you already and this editor is an admin and won’t write the article for you but will give you the same advice we have. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 05:06, 30 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: I don't think this is canvassing. Canvassing is (to quote enwiki): "notification done with the intention of influencing the outcome of a discussion in a particular way." There's no discussion going on here. -- Auntof6 (talk) 07:58, 30 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Canvassing has multiple meanings (not even using the policy definition). If I felt it was that, I would not post it on a talk page except of the user performing it. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 05:41, 31 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: It has other meanings in general English, but the only meaning that's problematic is the one in the policy. This doesn't seem to fit that. -- Auntof6 (talk) 05:57, 31 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Acartonadooopo: Yes, you could do that. However, writing the kind of simple language that is required here can be difficult even for people whose English is good. It's probably best to create the article in your userspace instead of making it a regular article. Then you can get people to help you, and move it to a regular article when it is in good condition. -- Auntof6 (talk) 05:12, 30 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
My article is very good, it has reliable and independent sources, it has a heading, it has a good academic and linguistic structure. Furthermore, the deletion request was rejected by the proponent because it is still valid. Furthermore, my article is better than other articles that were created as a sketch, without references, such as Boaz Ma'uda. --Acartonadooopo (talk) 13:28, 30 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Acartonadooopo: That may be true, but it needs to be simplified. There are some complex words and complex sentence structure. An article can be well-written, complete, and have enough references, but here it also needs to be in simple language. You might like to read Wikipedia:How to write Simple English pages and some of the pages listed there under "Related pages" to get a better idea of what is needed. -- Auntof6 (talk) 14:25, 30 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Hat note

On Havana, is it ok to leave red linked hat notes for disamb like the one on this article? I copied it over as part of the infobox from en wiki. I want to say yes, but I wanted your position on it. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 18:33, 31 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@PotsdamLamb: I wouldn't include it. It's not part of the infobox, after all. Neither is the "user mdy dates" template. -- Auntof6 (talk) 19:18, 31 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Auntof6 The MDY is not an issue. Many articles have it, so those editing are aware it's an American-based article and use the right date format, which also allows bot's to correctly format it. For the other one, I will remove it. Remember, we here in America are odd compared to the rest of the world in our date format.Β :) Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 19:20, 31 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

The template I asked about

If you remember, I asked you about the template that allows you to use references in discussions and keeps them with the particular portion they apply to. The template is {{reflist-talk}}. Now we both know and can grow. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 20:21, 31 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

The counts are mostly correct

In our monthly clean up boxes, the counts are much higher now. Shows almost 300 articles undated and contains close to 3k articles. That is a tad short of 3200ish articles needing sources in some form. Thanks and edit well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 16:20, 2 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]


Hi there and hope all is well. I had a question about a stub. For this article (Las Villas) I stubbed it as general geo. Would that be correct as I do not believe it would fit any other stubs we have and Cuba obviously is not a stub. Thanks and I look forward to your feedback. Thanks and edit well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 07:50, 4 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@PotsdamLamb: You could add North America to it. Some people think that should be under geography stubs anyway, but some don't because there's more to North America than geography. Same is true for other stub types related to places.
Also, you could add general categories to the page. If you don't want to do that, you could tag it as uncategorized. -- Auntof6 (talk) 08:35, 4 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
But is it really part of North America or is it only because of our prison (which I thought was getting shut down). Thanks and edit well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 08:39, 4 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: Yes. Cuba is considered part of North America. The fact that the US has a base there isn't the reason; if it were, a lot of other places around the work would be part of North America, too, like Germany, Guam, etc. -- Auntof6 (talk) 08:45, 4 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Oh ok. I will flip it and I did cat it. Thanks and edit well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 08:47, 4 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Not working

This happened before and I cannot remember how to fix it; Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2024/New bharat Thanks and edit well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 08:42, 4 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Auntof6 Can you delete Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2024/New bharat for me please so I can run the RfD again Thanks and edit well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 08:51, 4 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Β Done Yes, I was about to suggest that. -- Auntof6 (talk) 08:52, 4 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Still did not work. Can you delete it again and I will clear the page then can you nominate on my behalf please? Thanks and edit well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 08:53, 4 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
My wording - It may meet notability, but it seems written from a POV. There is no Wikidata entry. I cannot find it mentioned on enwp either. I did a [[WP:BEFORE] search and found nothing, so I am sending it here for thoughts. Thanks and edit well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 08:55, 4 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks and edit well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 11:14, 4 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Disambiguation Links

Hi. So one of the things I am working on is getting that page back up and running for you now that I have spent a few days reading it. Hopefully it will be done over the next couple of days and you will have access to it again. I will let you know when I am done with it. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 10:37, 8 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Or I do not have to do anything! Check this out DPLbot. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 10:42, 8 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you

Thank you for taking the time to get the RfDs taken care of. I was questioning some of the formatting. If I see an editor posted something outside of the discussion area like above the nomination but below the header am I allowed to move it to the correct place but not change their words (but can add a time stamp if they didn’t sign?) Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 23:52, 11 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@PotsdamLamb: I'd say "you're welcome," but I always feel funny getting thanked for doing my job!
Yes, I think it would be OK to do formatting if you don't change any words or context. And it's always OK to add the unsigned template -- just please be sure to 1) substitute the template and 2) use the template parameters that add both the user name (or IP) and the date/time. Thanks. -- Auntof6 (talk) 23:56, 11 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Ok. Yeah I always remember that part because I have to look the template up to get it correct like where UTC goes and formatting. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 23:57, 11 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

When you have time

Can you do your magic and remove all instances of short descriptions please across the board? I’ve found quite a few when going through articles. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 01:51, 30 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@PotsdamLamb: Maybe. Can you give me a clue of how to find them? -- Auntof6 (talk) 01:59, 30 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
It would be a template {{short description=*}}. Usually located at the top of the page. It should be a normal regex search I believe. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 02:02, 30 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: OK, but right now I'm working on something I have the flood flag for, so I can't do anything else. I'll get back to you. -- Auntof6 (talk) 02:03, 30 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
No worries. Like I said when you get time even if not until next week. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 02:04, 30 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: This isn't something I want to tackle right now. There are over 500 of them (see Category:Pages with short description), and it's not a straightforward change because the text would be different. Maybe later. -- Auntof6 (talk) 07:56, 30 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Hi there! I wanted to follow-up on this and see if you would have time to run it in the next couple of days so the cat can get emptied. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 04:33, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: Before I do anything with this, was there a consensus to remove the template? The documentation on it says, "This template is blanked out until a time where it is supported here." That implies that it may be supported in the future, and that it can be left so that it will be in place on some articles at that time. It also says not to use it here, but that can be taken to mean not to add it to anything new, not necessarily to remove it where it's already in use. We have other templates like that. -- Auntof6 (talk) 06:47, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
These are coming over with new articles that editors are creating (besides older ones). I have seen editors and admins alike inform users that we do not use them here. When I bring things over or I am looking at new pages, I remove it. I remember being told a couple of times, including once by you, that we do not use them here. So in all honesty, I am not sure what to do, as there seems to be conflicting messages about this. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 06:54, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: Let me get back to you on this. I realize that's what I said before, but this isn't urgent. -- Auntof6 (talk) 07:18, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
No worries. I just didn't want to fall off the radar since you are the AWB pro. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 07:23, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Is back and pov push by the ip Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 09:47, 12 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@PotsdamLamb: I see that you already tagged it for QD. I'm in the middle of something right now. If another admin doesn't get to it first, I'll look at it when I have a minute. There's usually no need to notify individual admins for things like this. -- Auntof6 (talk) 09:49, 12 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
No worries and I know you are on and closed the RfD which is why I posted here. It’s not showing any other admins active right now. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 09:51, 12 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: Yeah, my point was that you don't need to find an online admin to take care of something. Just follow the process and it will get taken care of. Sometimes you just have to wait. -- Auntof6 (talk) 09:56, 12 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Maybe a redirect

I wanted to get your opinion on Adolf Hitler Uunona. On ENWP Adolf Hitler Uunona redirects to w:Ompundja Constituency, and we also have that article Ompundja Constituency. Do you think it should be redirected and added to the latter, or leave as is? Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 03:22, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@PotsdamLamb: I think we can have both. There seem to be good references on the biographical article. -- Auntof6 (talk) 06:49, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Green tickY Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 06:57, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

I noticed you deleted this earlier today (April 12, 2024) and it was recreated. It was stated as non-notable. Problem I see is ENWP has the same article w:Sandbox (video game) that has been there May 15, 2020. It did go through a lot of changes, including discussions to redirect. I was thinking of nominating, however, I wanted to know if you wanted me to do anything or if you would handle it. Please do let me know. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 03:36, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@PotsdamLamb: Go ahead and nominate it. When I delete something, I don't usually follow up to see if it gets recreated, so anyone can handle that if it happens. -- Auntof6 (talk) 06:51, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Β Done Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 06:56, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]


BTW, I noticed we have a bot that handles disambiguation links and double redirects. We also have a bunch of redundant bots. But this one should help you out a lot.

  1. User:RussBot Double redirects and manual disambiguation (Looks like it runs once a week, but I do not see it working or logging on any disambs.

Maybe you can reach out to them and see if they can generate a list for you and put it someplace for you to work on it.

And since I am here, I wanted to inform you of something else WMF is working on to help editors add value added articles to the project.

  1. With in the mentee module, they will have tasks to complete that are pretty basic such as references, wikilinking, spelling, grammar.
  2. This is the other one they are working on: Edit check. It seems to have some nice features and retainment of editors.

I am off to bed as it is late here. I am sure I will see you online this weekend. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 09:40, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@PotsdamLamb: Thanks, although I'm not looking to do any mass disambiguating at the moment. When I do, I usually do fine with popups or AWB's disambiguation feature because I'm working with only one dab page at a time.
I knew we had a bot at one time that fixed double redirects. I don't think I knew of one that did disambiguating. I don't know that a bot could do that properly. -- Auntof6 (talk) 09:54, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
It’s manual. It basically can do one of two things. It can be run via the console for the owner and they can pick the page it should go to or they can get a list created of the page with the possibilities for it. Like I have a script that if an article is not linked to wikidata it searches through all objects looking for where the title is mentioned and then presents me options to select one. If one is available it asks me if I want to make one. Typically I don’t make a new one because if the article is not notable then the object is determined out of scope of the project. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 10:00, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

The close

Is it just atop and archive bottom? Do not use the status and reason options? Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 05:56, 14 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

There are several things you do when you close an RFD, none of which are the things you did. Although you probably won't like this, it's usually best to let an admin close them.
And if you're going to withdraw a request just to do an immediate QD, just leave the RFD open and it can be closed if/when the QD is done. -- Auntof6 (talk) 06:00, 14 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
One, please do not assume I won't like what you said. I just didn't want to leave it open due to the IP (who, by the way, after I mentioned they are evading their block) they immediately stopped editing. I would like to learn how to close them properly if you would instruct me. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 06:02, 14 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I know there should be an RfD box on the talk page, but since it was done by a block evader I didn't want to do it because it would just be deleted anyways.
I did move it to the correct space on the main area (and also moved one Eptalon didn't move to below the header). Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 06:05, 14 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I assumed that because you have been pretty vehement about not liking it when admins seem to want to control things.
I wasn't talking about the box that goes on the talk page, just about what is done with the request page. Since we usually discourage non-admin closures here, and since I personally think they shouldn't be done in most cases, I decline to instruct you. -- Auntof6 (talk) 06:09, 14 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Ok thanks. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 06:10, 14 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]


How can we strike our own vote with (----------) without removing it when we vote for something or somewhere? Are there any options for that here? DIVINE 17:01, 14 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

(talk page stalker) @DIVINE In front of the word you used or template use <s> and at the end of that word or template put in </s> and you will get Β Keep Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 17:04, 14 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thankyou DIVINE 17:28, 14 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@DIVINE You are very welcome! Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 17:28, 14 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

In some sections it says β€œhe.” Can that be changed to be gender neutral please? Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 05:48, 17 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

New category for project

Hi! As you are the master of categories, I wanted to get a recommendation from you for my project, named by Darkfrog24 Total Backlog Annihilation. The only requirements are:

  1. Easy for editors to do that do not need complex writing of anything.
  2. Does not exceed 100 pages in the category

These requirements are only because the project does not only move slow, but because on the last one, I had many editors participate that are new to SEWP. The category we did was using this special link and we knocked it down to less than 20 from over 300 pages in a couple of days and allowed us to QD a lot of non-sense and such articles. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 01:20, 19 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@PotsdamLamb: I'm not sure what you're asking. If you're asking about a category to create for a WikiProject, we don't use categories for WikiProjects. If you're asking something else, please clarify. -- Auntof6 (talk) 02:10, 19 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
For you to pick a category we already have that can use some attention for editors to work on fixing per the two requirements I stated previously. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 02:14, 19 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: Ah, OK. Let me give that some thought. -- Auntof6 (talk) 02:15, 19 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Ok. Thanks! Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 02:16, 19 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: Does it need to be something that's actually tracked as a backlog? I found this one with about 17 entries that shouldn't be too hard: Category:Articles with invalid date parameter in template. I'll keep looking for more. -- Auntof6 (talk) 02:38, 19 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I can knock that one out myself. Backlogs are great for this project. I just don’t want 2k or 3k pages in it right now because it will take forever. Maybe around 100-200 pages in it? Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 02:44, 19 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Ok this one is Β Done! Some took more work than others. A lot of them were because there was a template that used a date we didn’t have a date for like use Canadian English date January 2013 so my fixes were either change the date to a category we had or if I didn’t have enough to create a category I just removed it. I also discovered some other issues like an IP vandalizing a widely used template that caused a ton of articles to end up in an error cat that caught my attention. Took me an hour to figure out what was calling a non-existent module but I found it and fixed it so that cat is back down to normal levels. If you need anything else, please let me know. I found two articles I need to give more help to but I’ll do them later. I’m done for the night. Thanks for the category recommendation. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 08:17, 19 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I saw your edit summary. Is it really worth creating a category to turn around and delete it when we can change the date and start anew? Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 08:54, 19 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: Yes. Otherwise we would be constantly changing dates on maintenance templates. There's no problem having maintenance categories with fewer than 3 entries. Besides, what you did didn't change the date, it completely removed the template which should have been kept. -- Auntof6 (talk) 08:57, 19 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Ok I’ll go back and take care of them tomorrow when I wake up and create the cats. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 08:58, 19 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Β Done I went back through my edits and put them back on and corrected the ones malformed and created the categories as needed. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 23:34, 19 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: How about Category:Articles with broken file links (currently at 140 entries)? Those are mostly articles brought from enwiki that use files stored on enwiki. The fix is usually either 1) find an appropriate file on Wikimedia Commons and use that or 2) remove the file code. -- Auntof6 (talk) 02:49, 19 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Perfect! I’ll get it typed up. Thank you. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 02:50, 19 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

AWB Skills

Hello - I have figured out how to bring the count down in Category:Pages using infobox television with unknown parameters (1,371 pages). The following parameters were removed from the {{Infobox television}} (see this portion here):

Please remove

  • picture_format
  • website
  • audio_format
  • distributor
  • website_title
  • production_website
  • production_website_title
  • distributor
  • preceded_by
  • followed_by

Please change Chronology to related

If you are able to do this, it would be appreciated. It should knock that category down, if not to zero, pretty close. The ones it cannot get to, I can do manually. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 03:17, 16 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

I can work on that. I have a bunch of AWB setups for taking care of various templates' unknown parameters, so I can cannibalize one of them. -- Auntof6 (talk) 03:29, 16 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you so much. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 03:30, 16 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: I'm working on this now. I'm taking care of other unknown parameters as well. -- Auntof6 (talk) 02:01, 18 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 07:32, 18 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Just wanted to check in and see how this went and if I should hop in to clear up any remaining couple that should be left? Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 11:25, 21 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: I haven't finished working on them yet. Since you're leaving, I'll look at whatever is left after I finish with AWB. -- Auntof6 (talk) 22:32, 21 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

That IP

They just got off two back to back blocks. They are that famous Pakistani pushed from England. See User talk:DannyS712#Sorry as no action was taken including the fact the IP went and tagged a bunch of articles related to rights, lesbians and homosexuals with my name for QD. You will see that in their history. MathXplore did link the IP to two CU notes on this individual. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da πŸ‘! 10:57, 21 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]


Hello, Auntof6. You have new messages at's talk page.
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Kk.urban (talk) 01:01, 22 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Mass-moving of pages in a category

Hello, @Auntof6, we have a couple of duplicate categories: Category:Singlechart usages and Category:Single chart usages. Both cats have over 100 pages. Could you please assist in mass-moving pages from Category:Singlechart usages to Category:Single chart usages and redirect it? Somehow, Cat-a-lot does not work for me. – Cyber.Eyes2005Talk 15:02, 17 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Cyber.Eyes.2005: Yes, I'll look at it. Cat-a-lot is currently having issues moving categories -- there are some related discussions toward the bottom of c:MediaWiki_talk:Gadget-Cat-a-lot.js. -- Auntof6 (talk) 21:12, 17 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Cyber.Eyes.2005: Actually, it looks like a lot of the subcats in Category:Singlechart usages are empty and have corresponding categories in Category:Single chart usages. I'm thinking the empty, incorrectly-named ones should be redirected or deleted instead of moved. What do you think? -- Auntof6 (talk) 21:20, 17 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Auntof6, That sounds like a reasonable approach. Most subcats in Singlechart usages are empty. I think it'd be better to redirect those (or possibly delete them) to the corresponding ones in Category:Single chart usages. Categories' names should be consistent with the parent template/Page, here Template:Single chart. These cats were deleted on EnWiki for the same reason (en:wp:Categories for discussion/Log/2022 November 9#Category:Singlechart called without song). – Cyber.Eyes2005Talk 21:50, 17 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Cyber.Eyes.2005: I agree. Since that wouldn't be a Cat-a-lot issue, do you still need me for this? --Auntof6 (talk) 22:03, 17 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I think I can do that myself. I'll let you know if I need any help. Thanks! ^^ – Cyber.Eyes2005Talk 11:56, 18 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Cyber.Eyes.2005: It would be nice if you get these redirects done (or deletes, if you decide to go that way). The empty categories are showing up under Special:UnusedCategories. Once they're redirected (with {{category redirect}}), they should stop showing up there. Thanks! -- Auntof6 (talk) 09:54, 25 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I've taken care of them. They should stop appearing in Special:UnusedCategories once it's updated. I've redirected many of those categories and also deleted some under QD C2. – Cyber.Eyes2005Talk 05:45, 26 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Cyber.Eyes.2005: Thanks muchly! -- Auntof6 (talk) 07:23, 26 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]


hi dear admin. I am collaborating with Sindh Adabbi Board which is government sponsored institution in Pakistan for promotion of Sindhi literature i want to know how do we publish notable subjects also how to undelete articles which are poorly affected by poor attention done by our press or writers.

thanks . Jinglingzone (talk) 13:39, 23 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

when you have time dear admin

dear admin I today found out that some articles literature belonging to Sindh. is getting deleted here on simple wiki. also subjects were very much notable in Sindh and Middle East with its sources being very straight. I wonder how it was deleted with discussion not being enough on AfD. I also understanding the difficulty to understand non English sources. can you please give your precious time to check it out about thatΒ ? I am student of History I would like to raise some points here. thank you. Best Wishes be well

Jinglingzone (talk) CaptVII̟̠- 06:57, 25 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Jinglingzone: I have no way of checking that if I don't know the article names. However, please use WP:Deletion review for this kind of request. Thanks. -- Auntof6 (talk) 06:58, 25 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
article names were like 'Allamah Sayyid Ihsanullah Shah Rashdi' a prominent religious scholar and Khilafatist hailing from Sindh he had millions of religious followers and his steps had a deep impression on muslims of sub continent and arabia. second article was named also a freedom fighter of India who fought colonialism got into prison for years Gandhi gave him loud support etc.
how do I list names in deletion for review I'm new here its quite difficult but watching youtube videos helps me
best wishes be well. thank you for giving your precious time Jinglingzone (talk) CaptVII̟̠- 07:21, 25 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Jinglingzone: Go to the deletion review page and look at examples of current discussions. Then add a section for the page you want to discuss. -- Auntof6 (talk) 09:42, 25 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
let me try
I guess I need to try edit the page and add details of relevant articles.
thank you really really appreciate that.
bless. Jinglingzone (talk) CaptVII̟̠- 10:10, 25 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
dear admin I have placed a request on deletion review. but there is a issue I think I couldn't set it properly can you see if it is placed properly or not
Best wishes. Jinglingzone (talk) CaptVII̟̠- 11:29, 26 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

arbitrary deletion

the deletion of Sasson Ifram Shaulov was very arbitrary you can return the edition. (talk) 22:13, 27 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

I was not involved in deleting that article. Please use WP:AN to ask for deleted pages to be restored, or ask the admin who did the delete. In this case, that was Macdonald-ross. Thanks. -- Auntof6 (talk) 23:33, 27 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

when you're free please

hi I hope you're doing good and being well.

I had posted my first subject in review for undeletion but it seems it is little bit time taking and difficult for English speakers to review non English sources

can you give your precious time to review it

your given time in it will be greatly appreciated thanks again and be well always

Jinglingzone (talk) CaptVII̟̠- 13:21, 2 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]


Hello, Auntof6. You have new messages at Wikipedia:Simple talk.
Message added 10:40, 14 May 2024 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any timeΒ by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

- FusionSub (Talk page) (Contributions) 10:40, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@FusionSub: Thanks. If you reply to me on something in the future, a ping in your reply is usually better than a talk page message. Thanks! -- Auntof6 (talk) 10:42, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Oh, sorry about that.- FusionSub (Talk page) (Contributions) 10:42, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@FusionSub: No problem. It's not a big deal. It's just more convenient, especially when I'm working with AWB, because when AWB sees that you have a talk page message, it stops and won't let you continue until you check your talk page. -- Auntof6 (talk) 10:44, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]


Sorry for leaving the AFC comment template up for so long. I went through wanted templates and removed some of the other draft related templates on my drafts. I hope the problem is resolved now. Immanuelle β€οΈπŸ’šπŸ’™ (please tag me) 07:56, 18 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Immanuelle: I think the AFC-related templates are all gone now. There were one or two on other people's pages, too!
As far as other things, I haven't specifically looked, but I am making changes to some templates like {{complex}} so that they won't assign categories outside of main space. That should help. -- Auntof6 (talk) 07:58, 18 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

bad things on pages

pages saying leonidlnev rapes babys on wheels, i think it's vandalism so its inappropriate for wikipedia, can u please go in and help fix all of it Madisyn Oglesby (talk) 11:41, 21 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Madisyn Oglesby: I don't see it when I do a general search. Please report this kind of thing either at WP:VIP (if you know who's doing it) or at WP:AN otherwise. Thanks. -- Auntof6 (talk) 11:44, 21 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
there is one in the mexico page tho, thats why im here to remind u but okay i'll report it Madisyn Oglesby (talk) 11:46, 21 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I've purged the page and it's no longer there. --Leonidlednev (talk) 15:20, 21 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
thank u! Madisyn Oglesby (talk) 15:21, 21 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Madisyn Oglesby - If you come across more of these - On the article click edit and then just click save - you don't need to make an actual edit but doing this hard-refreshes (purges) the page, Unfortunately there's probably more pages with this on which all require hard-refreshing, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 16:07, 21 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Just so you know, over 9000 pages are affected. It will take a while --Leonidlednev (talk) 22:05, 21 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Leonidlednev @Davey2010 @Madisyn Oglesby: To continue this conversation, please use the conversation at WP:Simple talk. Thanks. -- Auntof6 (talk) 00:07, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]