User talk:Barras/Archive 2

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Hello, please become an admin.

Wikipedia:Requests_for_adminship/Barras — Preceding unsigned comment added by Snow funn at tall (talkcontribs)

Barras, I would guess I can delete this? Goblin 12:33, 20 April 2009 (UTC)
Barras, I strongly reccomend that you undo this and not accept the nomination. Look at the user who created it, and their history. Also, i'm afraid at this stage I would also oppose you for much the same reason as Kennedy has. Sorry, Goblin 13:12, 20 April 2009 (UTC)
I'd agree with Gobby, its a little too soon. I wouldn't hold it against you in the future if you do. It can be deleted as Gobby says. In fact if you'd like a nomination for adminship after you reach your 3 months mark, I'd be willing... Kennedy (talk) 13:14, 20 April 2009 (UTC)
You created this a little bit early???? Barras (talk) 13:15, 20 April 2009 (UTC)
No no it wasn't me. I didn't start this nomination. It was User:Snow funn at tall. I think he nominated you too early. Kennedy (talk) 13:20, 20 April 2009 (UTC)
I meant BG7 not you. I looked too late in the history. Barras (talk) 13:53, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

It was really a mistake! I thought BG7 created this RfA. I read on this page:I would guess I can accept this? I thought like please accept, or so. This was really an understanding problem. Sorry I'm not a native speaker. --Barras (talk) 13:36, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

Whoops! I forgot. Only the ol' "nominating cabal" can nominate people for administrator. My Bad. Snow funn at tall (talk) 20:17, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

Your behaviour is not appropriate

  • Please do not follow me around on Rfas.
  • Please do not make insulting attempts to have me banned. This behaviour is not appropriate. I am asking you nicely to leave me in peace. Snow funn at tall (talk) 12:44, 21 April 2009 (UTC)
    • And removing of content is a great of you. See the links on WP:ANI. You can give comments to this, but removing connent of others is vandalism. Barras (talk) 12:47, 21 April 2009 (UTC)
      • I put the content back. Your campaign against me is not appropriate. Please stop it now. Snow funn at tall (talk) 12:50, 21 April 2009 (UTC)


Good job! I really hope we can get it past us all... and move on. :) TheAE talk 19:41, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

Same, kinda dragged on a bit...  GARDEN  19:42, 21 April 2009 (UTC)


sorry I didnt mean to blank Andre Robinson (talk) 18:28, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

OK! But don't use the warning template against regulars. Say it in an other way. Barras (talk) 18:30, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

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My RfA

Block templates

If you want your signature to appear inside the block template instead of under it, you can use |sig=yes in the template. Just FYI. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 17:14, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for the tip! I don't know this until know :D --Barras (talk) 17:16, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Your RFA

Hello Barras,

the community has spoken, and wanted you to become an admin, with a large majority (20 of 21 votes were in favor). I did the rest, and removed the rollbacker flag - please don't weep, admins do not need it. So in very short words: welcome to the team of admins. Do not hesitate to ask me, or any other admin, if there are any questions remaining. Otherwise, have fun with the tools, but use them wisely. --Eptalon (talk) 09:37, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

Awesome. Well done. The Rambling Man (talk) 09:52, 9 May 2009 (UTC)
Well done :D See Chenzw for your shirt. Yotcmdr =talk to the commander= 10:12, 9 May 2009 (UTC)
I have found your T-shirt. Don't lose it. ;) Chenzw  Talk  15:19, 9 May 2009 (UTC)
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Thank you all :) --Barras (talk) 15:21, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

  • Congrats! I'm confident you'll be one of the most productive admins we've had in a while. –Juliancolton | Talk 15:24, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

Congrats on the RfA. If you could, add yourself to MediaWiki:Gadget-HighlightAdmins.js so that links to your talk page will be highlighted for those that use the gadget (such as myself). Thanks. :) EVula // talk // 16:09, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

  • Oh, I forgot to do this. Thank you and I have done it :) --Barras (talk) 16:11, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

Congratulations. :-) I'm sure you'll do fine. — RyanCross (talk) 22:25, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

Congratulations. Sorry it's (really) late :) иιƒкч? 05:03, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Congratulations. I'm not sorry for being late though, as everyone else was just early. :P American Eagle (talk) 05:06, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Thank you all :) Barras (talk) 07:49, 10 May 2009 (UTC)


I think you are being a bit harsh on the newbies. At en, it takes 4 warnings before it is reported to AIV. In most cases, you give them a final warning after only an edit or two. I will respect any decision you make (you are an admin after all). Thanks. Griffinofwales (talk) 18:50, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

You indefinitely blocked the user after 2 edits! Please revert you ban immediately. Thank You. Griffinofwales (talk) 18:52, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

If it's been identified as a vandalism-only account, a level 4 warning and/or a block is appropriate. –Juliancolton | Talk 18:53, 9 May 2009 (UTC)
After 2 edits? That sounds harsh (but I'm not an admin). Griffinofwales (talk) 18:55, 9 May 2009 (UTC)
It's a matter of admin discretion, but yes, it is acceptable in certain curcumstances. –Juliancolton | Talk 18:55, 9 May 2009 (UTC)
S/He did vandalism with a named account, so he get only one warning. See also the section "AGF problem or so in my archive. Best regards, Barras (talk) 18:57, 9 May 2009 (UTC)
During the same minute, you gave a final warning and the 2nd edit happened. That means that your final warning might have been given after the 2nd edit. You didn't even give the editor time to check policies. Griffinofwales (talk) 19:03, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

He get the message before the block and his second edit. His third edit on his talk page is also vandalism. Someone who vandalize isn't needed on simple. We need user who help, like you, but we don't need users who destroy our project. How to get unblocked is named in the block message which he removed. For me: We do not need vandalism only accounts. I know I am hard, but I do it to help the project. Regards, Barras (talk) 19:13, 9 May 2009 (UTC) When I wasn't an admin I ask after one warning an admin on IRC to block such vandals. And they did it also. Barras (talk) 19:15, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

An other example: First this then this and then [1]. It is the same, but not so fast. Only 2 edits and blocked. Barras (talk) 19:28, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

It is up to admin discression. While I personally give more warnings there are times when I don't. However if I am going to do a block after only one warning I usually make the duration shorter. I don't think Barras did anything wrong as its up to him how strict he wants to be. I tend to be pretty strict once I do get to the point of blocking. -Djsasso (talk) 19:55, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

I can honestly say that I never use the four-level warning system in my administering on the English Wikipedia. Sometimes you can call stuff pretty early on; someone that puts "FUCK YOU {username}" or something similarly unsavory into an article isn't going to suddenly stop once reverted and warned. For example, nothing in Xxdemonkaiserxx's three contribs strikes me that he'd be someone that will ever be productive; we're better off just getting rid of the trouble-makers sooner rather than later. AGF isn't applicable in the face of evidence to the contrary. EVula // talk // 05:20, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

I think you should look at past revisions before reverting to the old one, as with the Dunkirk article a couple of minutes would have shown you the reason for the change (deletion of duplicate info and addition of new info). Dont automatically assume it is vandelism just because I havent had chance to create an account, I happen to be a History teacher! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Thank you

Thank you for your welcome.

I have enjoyed myself on the main English Wiki and look forward to working here.

Have fun ! ThisIsAce (talk) 20:34, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks. How do I get some lovely userboxes like you have on your profile ? ThisIsAce (talk) 20:47, 9 May 2009 (UTC)
You can copy them from my page or collect them from other userpages. I don't know which one do you want. Barras (talk) 20:51, 9 May 2009 (UTC)
Is there a list somewhere ? Most of my details are different to you ! :-) ThisIsAce (talk) 21:01, 9 May 2009 (UTC)
This is a list of babals. The Germany user box is self-created. And the others are collected from other userpages. Most of the boxes are in the usernamespace of other users and you can changes the settings. "{{xxx|<setting>"}}. That is all what I can say about this. I hope it helps. Barras (talk) 21:06, 9 May 2009 (UTC)
Here is a list. Barras (talk) 21:27, 9 May 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. ThisIsAce (talk) 21:28, 9 May 2009 (UTC)


Hey Barras. Articles should not be quick deleted under criterion G4 unless it is the recreation of an article deleted by Requests for deletion. A quickly deleted article does not qualify for G4 deletion if recreated. The article can be deleted under the same criteria is was previously deleted, or, in the case of Quamf, under A4 (not notable). Thanks! EhJJTALK 17:28, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

OK! Thanks for the tipp. The problem was that the IP created the article 3 times. The first 2 deletions were under G1, only the last not. But good to know. I will do it next time better. Btw, for me the deletion createria isn't so important. Important is that the delation is right. Thank you. Barras (talk) 17:36, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

RE: Bloc Party

Thanks very much!  GARDEN  08:30, 13 May 2009 (UTC)


Hallo Barras. Ich wollte dich bitten mir das zurücksetzen recht zu nehmen, da ich seit längerem in keiner Wikipedia mehr aktiv bin und auch nicht mehr wieder komme. Ich bin nur gerade nochmal durch alle Wikis gegangen um zu schauen, wo ich noch irgendwelche Rechte habe. Ich möchte damit Schaden am Projekt verhindern, für denn Fall, dass irgendwer in Jahren mal das Passwort knacken sollte. Durch meinen Benutzernamen bin ich auch noch ganz am Anfang der Benutzerrecht Liste. Schonmal danke. Alfred Nobel (talk) 17:02, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

 Done - Wie du wünschst. Solltest du mal wiederkommen, dann melde dich einfach und du kriegst die Rechte wieder. Barras (talk) 17:06, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
Wow. Danke. Das ging aber schnell. Alfred Nobel (talk) 17:10, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Nice Work!

Barnstar Congratulations: You have been given a Barnstar!

Thank you so much for your work on Germany!

:-) Meetare Shappy Cunkelfratz! 10:22, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

your recent undo

I noticed that you recently undid one of my edits. Why did you do it? Just wondering. Griffinofwales (talk) 18:53, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

The article delation request you added is old (it was closed in February). This is what you added. What do you want to do with this? Barras (talk) 19:07, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Italy Article

Why are you being so mean to me.

I no speak good engish an u seem to be mean to me. I am trying to figurre out ow to usse wikipedia.

don be mean to the french dude. k? -- (talk) 18:07, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

But you know what you added to Italy? Barras (talk) 18:09, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
Why did you block him? After the final warning he never vandalized again. Griffinofwales (talk) 18:22, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
  • 20:17, 19 May 2009 Bluegoblin7 (Talk | contribs | block) blocked (Talk) with an expiry time of 48 hours (anonymous users only, account creation disabled, autoblock disabled) ‎ (Vandalism) (unblock | change block)
It wasn' me. Barras (talk) 18:26, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
Multi-vandalism & a TP blank. Regards, Goblin 18:29, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
Sorry, I read the block log incorrectly. I will take this conversation to Goblin's page. Griffinofwales (talk) 18:31, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Some guests from Russia

Danke schoen!!! Koennen Sie mich helfen? Ich studiere Deutch und ich habe keine Praxis... Verstehen Sie mich? Scheibe ich richtig? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lardos96 (talkcontribs)

Hallo. Ja ich kann dir helfen (Anstatt "Sie" ist "du" in der Wikipedia ok). Ich kann dich verstehen, es dind aber kleine Fehler enthalten. Können Sie mir helfen und Ich studiere Deutsch... Der rest war ok :) Barras (talk) 17:48, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Sehr angenehm! Dutzen wir?! Ich studiere Deutsch 5 Monate. Und moechtest du Russisch lernen? Warst du in Moskau? Wie alt bist du? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lardos96 (talkcontribs)

Wir dutzen uns bei Wikipedia. Bitte schreibe am Ende jedes Kommentes auf einer Diskussionsseite 4 Tilden (~~~~). Nein ich möchte kein russisch lernen. Mir reichen meine Englischkenntnisse und Französischkenntnisse. Ich war auch (noch) nicht in Moskau. Ich bin zwischen 18 und 81 Jahren alt. (Das alter spielt für mich bei Wikipedia keine Rolle. Deshalb sage ich nicht wie alt ich genau bin.) Barras (talk) 18:07, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Excuse me, I had big troubles with Wi-fi... (talk) 18:56, 20 May 2009 (UTC) Lardos96


What is that? Oxana879 (talk) 21:00, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

RfD means Request for deletion. This was what I undid. Barras (talk) 07:36, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Warn user

Can you please block or warn User:TravancoreBuilders for his promotional username? This user has already created an advertisement like article bearing the same title as his username previously. Pmlinediter  Talk 15:25, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

 Done - vandalism-only account and username. Barras (talk) 15:29, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

block times

Why are blocks 31 hours long? What is so special about 31 hours? They do it all the time at en.wp. Griffinofwales (talk) 17:31, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Our block interface has different obtions (2h, 24h, 31h, etc.) I don't know why I used exactly this time. I could also use 24 h. Better you ask an en.wp admin. I really don't know. Barras (talk) 17:33, 21 May 2009 (UTC)
In my humble opinion, it's to do with blocking someone who may be editing from school for, effectively, 48 hours, as it stops someone editing at the virtually the same time of day on the following day (if you catch my drift)... The Rambling Man (talk) 17:35, 21 May 2009 (UTC)
I see, but I thought the IP trackers that we have would be able to detect if an IP belongs to a school or not. Griffinofwales (talk) 17:37, 21 May 2009 (UTC)
31 hours is a very nice number ;) I check only if the IP is a school IP or not when I will block it for a longer time eg one week. Barras (talk) 17:40, 21 May 2009 (UTC)


Admin mop.PNG Thank you for participating in my RfA, which passed with 21 Support and 1 Oppose. I hope I will be able to fulfill your trust as an admin on Simple. Special thanks to RyanCross for nominating me! --Meetare Shappy Cunkelfratz!

User:Aleksa Lukic

Seeing from this user's talk page, he has been blocked previously for offenses here. He has continually created pages from en or those which blatantly break copyright laws. Can you please warn or block this user for this? Thanks, Pmlinediter  Talk.

I wrote the warning when you write this. Means  Done I monitor this user. Regards Barras (talk) 10:56, 24 May 2009 (UTC)
Hopefully, he'll stop this copy-paste from en & and other sites. Thanks, Pmlinediter  Talk 10:57, 24 May 2009 (UTC).


Hello there, can you have a quick look at Khat, to see that with our current article we no longer infringe copyrights? - Thanks. --Eptalon (talk) 11:00, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

I don't think it does. Let's see what Barras thinks. Pmlinediter  Talk 11:03, 24 May 2009 (UTC)
It is ok, because the word order and the senteces are changed. It is not copied from another website (per automatic copyright check). The infobox is under level of creativity and we have to use the same information. The look of the box is the same, because we use the same like en. Barras (talk) 11:10, 24 May 2009 (UTC)


I thought that IP added hello you to article, not remove it.--AleksA 11:45, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

Backstreet Boy

Thanks for catching that. I'm a bit tired at the moment (on call) and didn't read it correctly :) fr33kman talk 20:42, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome :) Barras (talk) 20:43, 26 May 2009 (UTC)