User talk:Barras/Archive 13

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Hi Barras, (this is more serious, so I'm not talking in German this time) is it okay for non-admin/bureaucrat users to close (V)GA nominations as successful/not successful? I have seen it happen on ENWP and just wondering if it's actually allowed here. (I have never closed a nomination. Ever.) Orashmatash 17:08, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

Not Barras, but the answer is yes. Goblin 17:10, 4 October 2011 (UTC) I ♥ Barras!
Okay, thanks Goblin! :) Orashmatash 17:15, 4 October 2011 (UTC)


Hi Barras, as an apology for that unpleasantness, I decided to make this userbox for you. Sorry again, I was unaware... --Orashmatash 20:33, 10 October 2011 (UTC) I like... Patrolling!


It's me...What am I going to do now and why? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Request to unprotect some template subpages

Would you unprotect the following template doc and sandbox pages?:

If they need to be protected, I'd be interested to know what the issues are. Thanks! --Auntof6 (talk) 05:07, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

I just unprotected the last two, well I reduced the protection level. However, won't unprotect the first one. The Disclaimer is very sensible and should be touched only with care. -Barras (talk) 13:53, 2 November 2011 (UTC)
OK, thanks. Could that disclaimer be moved to the template page so that the doc page can be edited? --Auntof6 (talk) 17:52, 2 November 2011 (UTC)
I really don't want to touch it. I often tend to spoil such things and this might not be a good idea on the disclaimer page. -Barras (talk) 22:37, 3 November 2011 (UTC)
OK, fair enough. --Auntof6 (talk) 22:53, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

Congrats, Barras

Hi there. I've always been fascinated by the history of Arab settlement in Indonesia, and your article on Arab Indonesians taught me quite a bit (like that I should visit Simple English Wikipedia more often!). A large number of Barnstars of National Merit have recently been introduced to the Simple English Wikipedia and I am pleased to award you with the first Indonesia Barnstar of National Merit ever given on this Wikiproject. Feel free to pass them along.

BoNM - Indonesia Hires.png The Indonesia Barnstar of National Merit
I am pleased to award this, the first-ever Simple English Indonesia Barnstar of National Merit, to Barras. His article on Arab Indonesians was exactly what I like to see when I visit the Simple English Wikipedia. Thank you, Barras, for giving me the gift of knowledge. PhnomPencil (talk) 09:25, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

OK cheers! PhnomPencil (talk) 09:25, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

Back to the backlog

Thank you for moving Chemical reactivity to my user space. I changed it a bit. I think the bullets are fine, but Gotanda says a bullet list is not simple. Please review the article. Next step is to address the WP:AN discussion. Many thanks! Racepacket (talk) 00:07, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

Yup, will look at it tomorrow, hopefully. -00:14, 6 November 2011 (UTC)
I also think that User:Racepacket/George Andrew Olah is ready. User:Peterdownunder just looked at it, and he thought that the biography portion was fine. He could not follow the "Work" section, so I simplified it. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 02:02, 7 November 2011 (UTC)
User:Racepacket/DWS has now been edited by a number of people, including DJDunsie and AJona1992. I can't see any more simplification. May I please move it? Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 13:50, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
Sure. If others don't say it is too complex and so, just move it. From what I see from the most recent AN discussion, the restriction for your editing seems to be kind of lifted anyway. Try to make them as simple as possible, and then move them :-). -Barras (talk) 19:03, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
What about User:Racepacket/Art Institute of Chicago? I have asked others to take a look. If it is sufficiently simple, we would need an admin to move it because after it went to user space, User:Ujaj35 put a stub in as a place holder. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 03:01, 20 November 2011 (UTC)
I have made your changes. Please do the move by deleting or merging the existing (short) article. I don't want to do a cut and paste, because it will destroy the attributions for the other editors who worked in the version that is now in my user space. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 12:19, 22 November 2011 (UTC)
Moved it over. -Barras (talk) 10:58, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

Oh hello

BoNM - Germany Hires.png The Germany Barnstar of National Merit
Since you don't get enough barnstars. Thanks for all your good work. PeterSymonds (talk) 21:48, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Deletion of DotA

As per my comment on DJ's page, it seems notable enough to be a Featured article on Enwp, so A4 deletion is out of the question. Yottie =talk= 14:03, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

As mentioned on my talk page you don't seem to understand what A4 is. It means there is no claim of notability. Something that is notable can still be deleted with A4 if it doesn't show you how its notable. -DJSasso (talk) 14:05, 21 November 2011 (UTC)
All I'm asking for is a little common sense. We want more editors, yet we seem to be doing things which could easily scare them away. Simple changes to the way we do things could help a lot. Yottie =talk= 14:09, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Templates needed to be imported

When you have a chance, could you please import from En Wikipedia:

I am using these in my articles, but they are currently red links. I don't want to copy over templates from En wikipedia without your permission. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 22:54, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

It would also be helpful if I could go back to creating subpages in user space. I am asking your permission to do that. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 07:04, 23 November 2011 (UTC)
All templates are imported. And yes, go ahead! As I said, I see the editing restriction kinda lifted, looking at the last discussion about it on AN. -Barras (talk) 11:01, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

Swagg Team

Hi B,

could you please delete the article as it messes up all interwikis aimed at Jive Records [1]? Thank you ;-) --Blunt. (talk) 12:59, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, derzeit etwas sehr beschäftigt... Ich wars net, Chenzw hat es gelöscht. Schöne Adventszeit! -Barras (talk) 11:02, 28 November 2011 (UTC)


Hi. Could you remove my rollback flag here too, please, under my request? Thanks.--Frigotoni ...i'm here; 15:11, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Done. -Barras (talk) 15:30, 2 December 2011 (UTC)


If you look at Gotanda's edits for December 3 and today, you will see that he is following my articles. In some cases, he is cutting them back severely. Please advise. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 17:59, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

If you have time, could you please import en:Template:Chemical bonds and en:Template:Infobox power station. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 22:06, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

Also Template:OrgSynth and Template:Organometallics. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 21:42, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for importing {{Chemical bonds}}. |I am confused by the deletion of {{Infobox power station}}. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 17:05, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

A messed up import, still trying to get the templates here... -Barras (talk) 17:06, 9 December 2011 (UTC)
I understand. Many, many thanks for your continued mentorship. Racepacket (talk) 17:40, 9 December 2011 (UTC)
I will look at the diff on Sunday. Won't get it done earlier. -Barras (talk) 21:02, 9 December 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. Also, if you could import en:Template:Reaction_mechanisms it would be great. Racepacket (talk) 05:24, 10 December 2011 (UTC)
Also, en:Template:Infobox chemical analysis Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 09:43, 11 December 2011 (UTC)
Both imported. As for the diff, yes, it is simply a copy of enwiki's text and so I can't do anything against the removal. I did not look at the complexity or something, just at the text in general. While you attribute everything, it is better not to plain copy and paste stuff. Some changes should always be made. For example, I'd say that the "Notable people"-section is not very useful here as it only contains red-links. -Barras (talk) 22:41, 11 December 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. I understand. Racepacket (talk) 00:23, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

Could you please take a quick look at: User:Racepacket/United States Civil Rights Movement. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 01:20, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

Also, could you please import en:Template:HealthIssuesOfPlastics? Many thanks! Racepacket (talk) 11:18, 12 December 2011 (UTC)
Also en:Template:Infobox Laboratory? Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 13:10, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

With your two last templates, I have moved Fermilab and Bisphenol A to article space. I am waiting for you to give me some objective sense of whether United States Civil Rights Movement is ready for article space. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 23:34, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

Category you created

Hello Barras! I'm wondering if Category:Articles with broken cite web calls is being used and by which template...? I can't see any mention of it in the markup of {{cite web}} or {{citation/core}}. Could you please let me know? Thanks, Osiris (talk) 22:01, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

I suppose it was used when I created the category. Maybe something has changed, I don't know. I can't even remember that I created that category. Sorry. -Barras (talk) 01:22, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
Meh, no biggie. I'm going to redirect it to Category:Articles with broken citations. That way, it'll still be a valid category and if something pops up in there, I can find the source. Osiris (talk) 02:05, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
Actually, I think I've found the reason. The edit you made immediately before that one was this edit which produced a cite error message, which put it in Category:Articles with broken citations anyway. In that case, would you mind qd-ing that extra category? Best regards (and sorry to bother), Osiris (talk) 02:11, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! :) Osiris (talk) 03:49, 19 December 2011 (UTC)


You orginally asked that I pre-clear with you any DYK nominations. I was thinking about proposing, "Did you know that Christopher Hitchens volunteered to be waterboarded so that he could write a magazine article?" What do you think? Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 08:59, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Looks good, go for it! -Barras (talk) 13:47, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
How about "Did you know that in 2011, 159 members of the U.S. House of Representatives reintroduced the Equal Rights Amendment in Congress?" Racepacket (talk) 15:41, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
Not sure if the article is long enough, but otherwise it should be ok. -Barras (talk) 16:41, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
Both nominated. Could you please import Template:TVQ? Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 10:50, 19 December 2011 (UTC)
Imported. -Barras (talk) 17:15, 19 December 2011 (UTC)
Dependent article moved to article space. Can you do anything about moving File:Ge-synchrotron-acclerator.jpg from En to Commons? It has been flagged to be moved. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 11:55, 21 December 2011 (UTC)
Also, File:HalbachArrayFEL2.png Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 12:59, 21 December 2011 (UTC)
File:Ge-synchrotron-acclerator.jpg and File:HalbachArrayFEL2.png with many thanks to Trijnstel who did that! -Barras (talk) 16:44, 21 December 2011 (UTC)
The first file misses essential information: what is the source of this file? Of this isn't filled in, it most likely will be deleted on Commons. Please add that information to the file page on Commons. Greetings - Romaine (talk) 17:36, 21 December 2011 (UTC)
The second files misses a description. Can someone add information about what the file is showing to the description page on Commons? Romaine (talk) 17:38, 21 December 2011 (UTC)
I added the description to the second file. The first file comes from, the Website of the US Dept of Energy's Advanced Light Source at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 07:12, 22 December 2011 (UTC)


Could you please import: en:Template:Electromagnetism and en:Template:MagneticCircuitSegments? It would be helpful for some physics articles. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 11:48, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

He is on a wikibreak now - I have done it for you. :) Chenzw  Talk  12:37, 23 December 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for your kindness. Racepacket (talk) 12:56, 23 December 2011 (UTC)
Could you please import: en:Template:Infobox U.S. legislation and en:Template:USBill. Many thanks! Racepacket (talk) 00:49, 26 December 2011 (UTC)
Also, en:Template:Infobox University President Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 13:35, 29 December 2011 (UTC) (Done!)
Also, en:Template:FAA-diagram, en:Template:FAA-procedures and en:Template:US-airport Racepacket (talk) 12:15, 31 December 2011 (UTC)
Also, en:Template:U.S. National Labs. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 03:42, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

Bot flag for User:タチコマ robot

Bot handles double redirects and interwiki links and has a global bot flag. I noticed that my bot has quite a few edits here on this wiki so I decided to also apply for a local bot flag which may have been removed due to inactivity in the past. Mind you the bot is listed on Wikipedia:Bots so I believe that means it is still approved. -- Cat chi? 01:45, 29 December 2011 (UTC)