User talk:Barras/Archive 14

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Happy New Year. Welcome back. Please take a look at: en:Template:Airport-dest-list. This can easily be replicated by using a Wiki-table without the formatting template. If you think this sort of commercial flight data belongs in the airport articles of Simple English Wikipedia, then please import it. Otherwise, we will skip it. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 20:56, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

A happy new year to you too! I've just imported the template. -Barras (talk) 21:06, 1 January 2012 (UTC)
Could you please move: en:Template:UNnum? Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 00:54, 2 January 2012 (UTC)
Also done. -Barras (talk) 10:33, 2 January 2012 (UTC)


en:File:Teapot WY 1.jpg is marked for move to Commons. Can we expedite the move? Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 14:43, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

 Done by matanya. File:Teapot WY 1.jpg. -Barras (talk) 15:58, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
Many thanks. I am moving the article now into article space. Racepacket (talk) 13:31, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
Could you possibly move to Commons: en:File:Thelton Henderson Senior District Judge.jpg Thanks, Racepacket (talk)
Done by Tanvir: File:Thelton Henderson Senior District Judge.jpg. -Barras (talk) 11:08, 6 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. I will move the article. Racepacket (talk) 13:20, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Articles containing potentially dated statements from 2003

Hi Barras. Could I please restore this category? It's not a maintenance category, but for dated data (i.e., census data) that will eventually need updating, so it will have items going in and out of it all the time and may occasionally be empty. Osiris (talk) 11:40, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Well, acutally I really doubt that this category will be much used. Looking at Special:AncientPages, it looks like the oldest pages go back to 2005, are there then really such old info from 2003 included? -Barras (talk) 12:11, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
It may be the most recent data available in many cases, as statistics aren't frequently updated. For example, according to the article Abu Dhabi, the most recent data on the population of that city is from 2003. Abu Dhabi performed a census in 2011, so the article now needs to be updated. On the other hand, the most recent census in Chile was done in 2003, so even in articles created tomorrow that will still be the most official data on its population. This of course is just an example and applies to many other kinds of information. See en:Wikipedia:As of. Osiris (talk) 12:51, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
Ah, now understand it. I didn't thought of censuses and the like. I will restore it now. Thanks for explaining. -Barras (talk) 12:53, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
No worries! Thanks! :) Osiris (talk) 13:02, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

User name change

User:7arazred left a user name change request on my talk page. I have referred him to Wikipedia:Changing username, but he is a very new user with limited English skills. You may want to follow up. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 13:29, 5 January 2012 (UTC)


Could you please move en:Template:Infobox family and en:Template:Rockefeller family? Many thanks. Racepacket (talk) 13:42, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Both done. -Barras (talk) 14:23, 6 January 2012 (UTC)
And also en:Template:Infobox brand. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 00:43, 7 January 2012 (UTC)
Done. -Barras (talk) 06:19, 7 January 2012 (UTC)
Please move en:Template:Infobox criminal. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 19:48, 10 January 2012 (UTC)
Done. -Barras (talk) 20:53, 10 January 2012 (UTC)
Please move en:Template:Cite ngs, en:Template:Cite gvp and en:Template:NAVD88. Many thanks, Racepacket (talk) 02:15, 13 January 2012 (UTC)
Done. -Barras (talk) 11:39, 13 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. Could you move en:File:Kresge audi, mit.jpg to Commons? It has been flagged for move. Racepacket (talk) 15:15, 15 January 2012 (UTC)
 Done on Barras' behalf. Orashmatash (talk) 15:38, 15 January 2012 (UTC)
Please move en:Template:USStat. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 19:07, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

 Done on Barras' behalf. Orashmatash (talk) 19:12, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Please move en:Template:USCensusPop. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 15:47, 18 January 2012 (UTC)
Done. -Barras (talk) 15:59, 18 January 2012 (UTC)
Please move en:Template:GT and en:Template:Plainlist, many thanks! Racepacket (talk) 17:36, 19 January 2012 (UTC)
Done. -Barras (talk) 18:41, 19 January 2012 (UTC)
Commons is more complicated than theoretical chemistry. Could you please look at en:File:Charlayne Hunter-Gault.JPG? Does its CC-SA 3.0 license make it eligible for Commons? If so, can you please move it? Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 05:19, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
Hehe, I totally agree with you! I will ask for this later, when I'm back home, don't have IRC here (nor do I know my password for it) to ask someone to get this done. -Barras (talk) 10:46, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
Please move en:Template:Airport-dest-list. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 04:57, 21 January 2012 (UTC)
Please also move en:Template:Infobox particle. en:Template:SubatomicParticle. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 20:18, 22 January 2012 (UTC)
Please move en:Template:AFHRA and en:Template:USGovernment. Many thanks! Racepacket (talk) 13:50, 25 January 2012 (UTC)
Done. -Barras (talk) 15:01, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Template:AFHRA is still missing. Please help, Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 05:32, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

It's been imported, just the complete name and not only the short cut. -Barras (talk) 11:27, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for fixing that. Please help, if possible with en:File:Michiana.jpg. Racepacket (talk) 12:56, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
Please move en:Template:Infobox airline. Many thanks, Racepacket (talk) 20:15, 29 January 2012 (UTC)
<Trijnstel> Barras:
<Trijnstel> done ;) -Barras (talk) 22:51, 30 January 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for Michiana.jpg. Any hope for en:File:Charlayne Hunter-Gault.JPG? Racepacket (talk) 05:57, 31 January 2012 (UTC)
As above, done by Trijnstel. -Barras (talk) 22:53, 2 February 2012 (UTC)


Main Barnstar.png The Orashmabarnstar!
Barras, thanks for nominating and supporting me to become an administrator. I will do my best in this new role! Orashmatash (talk) 17:28, 8 January 2012 (UTC)


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For frequently being so kind and helpful when not even asked! :) DJDunsie (talk) 08:19, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! -Barras (talk) 10:06, 12 January 2012 (UTC)


I fear I'm being ignored on Do you hold any weight over there to help with my request? Normandy 12:21, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

I don't have any higher rights there, but I know the people with the rights. Please poke me later the day on IRC about it again, and I will see what I can do. Will be back at home in two or three hours to help you. -Barras (talk) 12:26, 13 January 2012 (UTC)
I just talked to one of the dewiki 'crats and he said he'll take care of this. I think the request should be done soon. -Barras (talk) 16:34, 13 January 2012 (UTC)
Sheesh, the de wiki is not very efficient... Getting annoyed with them now :P Normandy 12:08, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
Trying to annoy them again... -Barras (talk) 22:54, 2 February 2012 (UTC)
Merlissimo just told me that he will be doing this today. If he forgets it, I will annoy him again. -Barras (talk) 19:20, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for your continuing help, but I'm not sure if it is worth pursuing much more. I don't know if it is worth the effort I am putting you to. It is much appreciated though. Normandy 13:43, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
I just met apper right now on IRC, who just did the rename! -Barras (talk) 14:15, 9 February 2012 (UTC)
Ha! Oh well. :P Kennedy (talk • changes). 15:15, 9 February 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, I know, a bit late, but it's been done finally! -Barras (talk) 15:16, 9 February 2012 (UTC)
Yeah. Better late than never... Kennedy (talk • changes). 15:29, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Aviation barnstar

Aviation Barnstar.jpg Congratulations!
Thanks for all the work you did in making the Big Airport Weekend a success! Please accept this Aviation Barnstar. Your work is much appreciated. – Racepacket (talk) 05:26, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
Hey, thanks, but I didn't even knew until right now that I took part. -Barras (talk) 14:44, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
Barras edits in his sleep. That shouldn't count! Yottie =talk= 21:42, 28 January 2012 (UTC)
How do you edit in your sleep? I can't do that. DJDunsie (talk) 16:54, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Templates doi and pmid

These templates are processed by a bot on en. They use the serial numbers assigned to specific journal articles to look up information in a data base and automatically fill out the full citation. They have been nominated for deletion on Simple English Wikipedia. However, I believe it would be worthwhile contacting the en bot owner to see if he could expand the scope of the bot's scan to include Simple. We need a volunteer (perhaps you?) to make the contact. I cannot. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 06:12, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

I'm not much active on enwiki and really don't know who the bot runs and so on. I think it would be better if you could contact one of our bot ops (Djsasso, Chenzw, BG7), they probably either know who the bot runs on enwiki or can write a bot for the task. -Barras (talk) 16:13, 31 January 2012 (UTC)
I understand and will go elsewhere. Also, could you please move en:Template:Infobox GRB for me? Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 09:48, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
Done. -Barras (talk) 09:58, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. I will move to article space. Racepacket (talk) 10:02, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
How about moving en:Template:Geodesy? Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 16:21, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
Barras doesn't seem to be around right now, so I did it for you. -Orashmatash (talk) 16:27, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
Please copy en:Template:LSJ and en:Template:Grammatical cases. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 17:08, 2 February 2012 (UTC)
Same as above... -Orashmatash (talk) 17:44, 2 February 2012 (UTC)
Please copy en:Template:Chembox ATCCode, en:Template:Chembox LambdaMax, en:Template:R23, en:Template:R24, en:Template:R25, en:Template:R48, en:Template:R20, en:Template:R21, en:Template:R22, en:Template:R68, en:Template:S25, en:Template:S28, en:Template:S36, en:Template:S39. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 03:26, 4 February 2012 (UTC)
Keeping that on hold. More articles will probably just result in more drama. Let's first finish the drama (in which I won't comment, because I simply don't have enough time to read all the stuff on AN). -Barras (talk) 11:54, 7 February 2012 (UTC)


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For going the extra mile. Kennedy (talk • changes). 12:41, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
You are very welcome! -Barras (talk) 13:06, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Barnstar of Diligence

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For your great accomplishments in community service. Shakinglord (talk) 18:02, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! -Barras (talk) 19:58, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Upper jaw

i did not see the article before deletion, so i can't comment on its quality, but your deletion note talks about "notability", which is a bit strange. i can't think of any reason why upper jaw (aka "maxilla") would be less notable than the lower jaw, aka "mandible", which has an article on simple. upper jaw/maxilla has articles on some 40 wikis, and should have articles on all of the rest.

peace, קיפודנחש (talk) 16:33, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

It is not about the notability of the subject itself, but about what was written there. The text/article here must show notability. Just because an interwiki link exists, doesn't mean that the article here shows notability. -Barras talk 17:14, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
as i said, i did not read the article itself before deletion. my comment was about the notability of the subject only. in hewiki, when an article is deleted because of "notability", it pretty much guarantees that another article on the subject will not be written without community discussion and consensus (in hewiki we do delete articles as "stub for rewrite" or sumesuch, which signals to future writers that it's "kosher" to create an article for this subject). i have no issue with the fact that simple operate with different guidelines - was just a bit surprised. peace - קיפודנחש (talk) 17:25, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
No worries, I'm happy to explain it. Actually I could've deleted the page as vandalism, the content was "You are a ugly, fat fucking motherfucker!!! '''Bold text'''[[Image:Example.jpg]]". If you want to re-create the article with something useful and with something that actually says the article is notable, then please feel free to do so. I hope that helps, -Barras talk 18:06, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
thanks, but i doubt i'll have free cycles. i contribute a little in hewiki, and to much lesser extent in enwiki, but unfortunately i won't be able to contribute in simple. the reason i even noticed it was that i follow the hewiki article (i wrote it), and was surprised when one of the interwiki bots removed the simple interwiki, so i peeked here to see what's the deal. i can absolutely understand vandalism - god knows we get our fair share of it in hewiki also. i was just surprised to see "notability" as the deletion reason, and this is why i popped here to ask about it in the first place.... peace - קיפודנחש (talk) 17:33, 22 February 2012 (UTC)


Could you (or another 'crat spying your page :)) please check Wikipedia:Requests_for_adminship/Kc_kennylau and make sure I have done everything right? Not left anything out? Its been a while since I've closed an RfA... Kennedy (talk • changes). 13:43, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

Where is the rush in closing stuff earlier... -Barras talk 19:13, 29 February 2012 (UTC)
There was no rush, but I felt it would spare the user more blushes in closing early. Was an obvious SNOW anyway... Kennedy (talk • changes). 20:22, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

Weird QD request

Heh. Comes from the criterion as explained on QD: "Pages dependent on deleted or non-existent pages". In this case, orphaned /doc page. The reason on the QD template probably needs to be changed. Osiris (talk) 15:21, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Mh... MediaWiki and template stuff around here is usually fairly outdated, however, I removed the QD because the Template uses the /doc. -Barras talk 15:37, 2 March 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, just saw it, I deleted the page. Tsk, redirects ;-) -Barras talk 15:39, 2 March 2012 (UTC)


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For being a great editor. :) Gruß, -Orashmatash (talk) 20:43, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

Crater Lake

Hello Barras. Just letting you know that I've closed the PGA of Crater Lake as successful and taken care of all the necessary paperwork. Congratulations! Gruß, -Orashmatash (talk) 17:48, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

Hello Barras, sorry that I didn't get back to you or review Crater Lake. I was pushed for time and I apologise for not getting round to the review. But well done. I'll take a look at it later. The Rambling Man (talk) 19:40, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
No worries, real life is more important, of course! -Barras talk 19:41, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

Thank you

IP block

Argh! Sorry! Went at the same time (twice). I forgot the talk page as well. Thanks for fixing. Osiris (talk) 15:56, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

If you have time, could you also advise on Azad.hazara (talk · contribs) given what I've written here. You were the blocking admin for Shabir, and I'm 99% sure it's the same person. Osiris (talk) 16:05, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
Oh, never mind. He's confirmed it voluntarily. Osiris (talk) 16:13, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, didn't notice this yesterday. I usually only look here when I get a ping. I'm just doing some investigation about the user above. -Barras talk 10:04, 30 March 2012 (UTC)