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Interwikis in user space

[1] I don't think (though I could be wrong) that interwikis in userspace get mapped out. Categories, yes, those should be commented out on userspace articles, but interwikis are fair. EVula // talk // // 16:32, 28 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The interwiki bot will add this usersite as interwiki to other wiki main space articles. These interwikis could make troubles with the bots on other wikis. There they edit only the namespace, but add wrong links to simple. That would be a problem. Barras (talk) 17:13, 28 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hmm, I really thought that bots ignored userspace entirely. I figured that my userpage would have been mapped out by now otherwise... *shrug* EVula // talk // // 21:23, 28 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, my thoughts were that the interwikibots see the interwikis on the userpage and add on other wikis the userpage interwiki to the mainspace. It's better to prevent wrong interwikis. I think this doesn't destroy the userpage. Fell free to revert if this is wrong. Regards, Barras (talk) 09:26, 29 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Barras. I've been very busy in real life but I'll do my best to get a review of Ludwig done as soon as I can. Best. The Rambling Man (talk) 10:12, 30 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oversight pre-requisites

Since we're doing this rather ad-hoc, I'm just making sure that all candidates have read (and can accept) the Foundation's requirements for Oversight candidates. Please double check m:Oversight#Access to make sure you're eligible. EVula // talk // // 18:18, 2 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks. I read it. And yes I am old enough. Regards, Barras (talk) 18:21, 2 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Per my recent entry on ST, I may well post a couple of questions to each candidate's RFO. I hope you don't mind. Good luck, and all the best. The Rambling Man (talk) 18:22, 2 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have no problems with questions. Barras (talk) 18:22, 2 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Schulze method

Thanks for this. I forgot it was linked :-) fr33kman talk 14:38, 3 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

no problem. You're welcome. Barras (talk) 15:22, 3 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I apologize I reverted your comment. I was not ready to go live yet, there is more I'd like to write. Cheers, NonvocalScream (talk) 16:57, 6 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There was an accepption and a end date. So I don't saw a reason why I shouldn't vote there. Barras (talk) 16:59, 6 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I understand and that was my mistake. I had more to write, I hope you understand. :) Cheers! NonvocalScream (talk) 17:16, 6 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yup. That's not a problem for me. Barras (talk) 17:17, 6 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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GoblinBot3 (talk) 11:18, 8 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Will you remove the tag? I mean: the article is a GA nominee, it has been DYK for over a week on the main page and it fits all the criteria of a good article over here. It makes no sense deleting the article. Pmlineditor, who added the tag, agreed with me on it to leave the article and was okay with me removing it eventually, and so I removed the tag. Mighty Wodan (talk) 13:34, 13 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No, I tend more to deleting the page, because it looks like copy and paste from en. Ülease let another admin decide. Thanks Barras (talk) 13:36, 13 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The fact that the article is being considered for GA shows some quality in it. I would recommend bringing this up on PGA before deletion. Chenzw  Talk  13:38, 13 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Please do so. I voted and added the QG tag again. So it wouldn't be fine, if I delete the article and close this difficult PGA. Barras (talk) 13:39, 13 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Can't you people just remove the template and let it be? The user who added the tag agreed that he should not have done so. If it weren't for the tag, nobody would have had any trouble with the article. It would be (and I hope will be) promoted to GA next thing in the morning. Mighty Wodan (talk) 13:42, 13 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I disagree. The tag is from me now! I don't withdraw the tag. Barras (talk) 13:44, 13 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

But what good is it deleting an article that is simple, that has many links, that is referenced, that is notable, that used to be DYK and is a GA nominee? What good is deleting it? Is it helping wikipedia one bit? No, it isn't. Will you please remove the tag. Mighty Wodan (talk) 13:45, 13 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

We can get troubles with policies, because this could be a copyright violation. It is only a copy and paste! I hate such cases. Thanks Barras (talk) 13:47, 13 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It is not just copy and paste. Many editors have worked on it to simplify the article since it has been written. Mighty Wodan (talk) 13:49, 13 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Read the introduction. It is the same. Barras (talk) 13:53, 13 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

So instead of changing\rewriting things, you decide to just go ahead and remove it? Does that make any sense? I am no native speaker of English and I am not a great writer of articles. I have asked several user to help me. Perhaps you can help me to re-write the article? That would serve wikipedia better then just deleting the article as you seem to want. Mighty Wodan (talk) 13:56, 13 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

We don't have to copy from other wikipedias. I don't deal with the delation. The QDA3 tag is right. An other admin has to deal with it. The article never can become a GA, because of the violation of our rules. Barras (talk) 13:59, 13 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Will you rewrite it for me? Or at least let me rewrite it? I would hate to see a good article get deleted. I came here in good faith, wrote some articles, improved others. I still have tons of articles in word I would love to make here. But if this is the policy, and you people will go ahead and delete the article, I'll leave right away. Look at the articles history, please, before you judge. Mighty Wodan (talk) 14:04, 13 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You can rewrite if you want. You can do what you want. But don't copy from other wikipedias. Barras (talk) 17:37, 13 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hey Barras,

Just dropping you a line to say that i've moved this article to voting - sorry it's slightly late!

It's looking good!


Goblin 16:51, 17 June 2009 (UTC) I ♥ Kennedy!Reply[reply]

Thank you Gobby! I fogrgot it. Barras (talk) 17:16, 17 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No worries Barras :). I look forward to closing it in a week as successful ;). Goblin 17:18, 17 June 2009 (UTC) I ♥ Kennedy!Reply[reply]
I hope so. :) Barras (talk) 17:21, 17 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Aleksa Lukic

I was using Twinkle for the QDing of the transwikied articles which automatically led to the addition of the QD notices. Pmlinediter  Talk 13:00, 19 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I know, but you could request the mass deletion of articles without TW, if the user who created the articles is indef blocked. You added the template several times. When the users are indef blocked is such a note useless. Barras (talk) 13:04, 19 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Okay, I'll do that next time. Pmlinediter  Talk 13:05, 19 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


What does this mean? Best, NonvocalScream (talk) 18:30, 20 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This is a question if he is back or just do these few edits and go... What's the problem with it? Barras (talk) 18:32, 20 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I indicated nothing wrong. I just clarified. Sometimes it is difficult to get a meaning behind something in a text based environ. NonvocalScream (talk) 18:33, 20 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
OK! I just want to ask if he's really back or not. Barras (talk) 18:35, 20 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Always good when someone is back... I suppose we will know if s/he restores the userpage and subpages. NonvocalScream (talk) 18:40, 20 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, I'm back, or at least I'll try to be more active. I like not having a userpage, just to let you know ;) Oysterguitarist 18:48, 20 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yeh, That's great. Welcome back :) Barras (talk) 18:49, 20 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. Oysterguitarist 18:51, 20 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hey Barras. I'm so sorry for adding the 'Xxglennxx' pages - I was trying to inter link my Wiki accounts with each other, and kept forgetting to add the "User:" tag. Sorry again. Xxglennxx (talk) 20:52, 20 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

OK! Barras (talk) 08:21, 21 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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GoblinBot3 (talk) 10:41, 22 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The last emperor

Hey Barras. I noticed you deleted The last emperor only a minute after it was created, under QD#A2. I think, given that the article had an infobox and may have been under construction, that it would be best to at least give the editor a few minutes to add more content. I feel that deleting a page only a minute after it was made is kinda WP:BITEy. Per A2: This includes any article consisting only of links (including hyperlinks, category tags and "see also" sections), a rephrasing of the title, and/or attempts to correspond with the person or group named by its title. Per not quick deletion criteria: Some very short articles can be quickly deleted, but if they have content that is useful, they cannot. The article had an infobox and maybe was going to be expanded more. Personally, I would wait a few minutes before deleting it, but it is your decision. Thanks, EhJJTALK 13:40, 23 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi EhJJ! Thanks for reporting me an error, but I think it wasn't one. I don't want to say, that this article is really an article. The infobox was completely copy&pasted from en, also the tag. The picture doesn't exist here locally. No stub tag, no categories. The "article" included only the infobox from en without a mark to en, because it was copy&pasted. I could the article also delete as copy&past from another wiki. The result would be the same. Best Barras (talk) 13:53, 23 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Flood Flag?


Should you not have used the flood flag when deleting all those pages? The new changes section is certainty flooded.--Gordonrox24 | Talk 17:58, 28 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I used it short time, but see here. Best Barras (talk) 18:02, 28 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ah, ok. Thanks for deleting them!--Gordonrox24 | Talk 19:39, 28 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Reminder You've still got the flood flag on. EVula // talk // // 18:22, 29 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Thanks! I removed it! I just forgot it to change... Barras (talk) 18:24, 29 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • No worries, I only noticed it because of the Romania rivers RfD. :) EVula // talk // // 19:35, 29 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
      • I deleted last night over 1,000 asteroids and it was late. Thanks for the reminder, otherwise I had never noticed. Best Barras (talk) 19:45, 29 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Barnstar Congratulations: You have been given a Barnstar!

I award you this barnstar for the hundreds of asteroids you deleted. We did a good job. Yotcmdr =talk to the commander= 22:51, 28 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

archive wraps

I don't know why... but I notice that you are removing my archive wraps... why?  :) Best, NonvocalScream (talk) 01:52, 29 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

And thank you for helping out with the asteroid event. NonvocalScream (talk) 01:53, 29 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oh! Look at all other closed RfD. No one is with this archive. It is not needed. Best Barras (talk) 08:00, 29 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


May I have rollback? --Comppro (talk) 15:54, 3 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

To get rollback, you need to show that you need it, and know how to use it correctly. Exert 16:10, 3 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No, sorry. Per Exert - you need to edit here before getting this tool. Barras (talk) 16:29, 3 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
And on article space as well and not on userspace.[2] Pmlineditor 16:34, 3 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The enwp edits doesn't matter... Barras (talk) 16:35, 3 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
And what of the seWP edits? None of them are on the mainspace. Who cares, though? Pmlineditor 16:36, 3 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You edit count link is to enwp. That's what I meant. Barras (talk) 16:37, 3 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
sulutil:Comppro is another handy link. EVula // talk // // 17:35, 3 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I used this already, to see if he's an rollbacker or sysop on an other project. Regards Barras (talk) 17:42, 3 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
He's not but, he keeps trying to get that status. Exert 17:46, 3 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
More rollback requests or RfAs on other projects? Barras (talk) 17:48, 3 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Requested for rollback and account creator on en, then tried to get sysop status for en through meta. Exert 17:51, 3 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks: Wikipedia:Requests_for_checkuser#Aleksa_Lukic.2C_Comppro_and_Masha_Ashner --Barras (talk) 17:59, 3 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Nice work. I thought something was up, but I could not find anything. Exert 18:02, 3 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, the CU says unrelated. Barras (talk) 18:18, 3 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Better safe than sorry? Exert 18:20, 3 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I request that you don't delete the "Tehsil" categories, because the Category:Tehsils of Pakistan has articles that are going to sorted into their respective locations anyway. All in all, if I had been given more time, the new Tehsil categories would have had quite a lot of locations in them.Ali Rana (talk) 08:37, 4 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry, but you created in the last day about 200 empty cats. First create the articles and later the cats. We don't need about 200 cats with no article in them or only one or two. Anyway, I started the deltion. Barras (talk) 08:40, 4 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

First create the articles and later the cats

That's what I'm trying to say, regarding the Tehsil articles, they are already created. Please see this category: Category:Tehsils of Pakistan. You can clearly see it has almost most of Tehsils, and these Tehsils can be now sorted into their own categories. I created those categories and was going to work on them, by going through each Tehsil article one-by-one. Hope you understand. Regards Ali Rana (talk) 08:43, 4 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

- It will obviously take some time. Ali Rana (talk) 08:45, 4 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

When you create the articles, you can still add categories to them (even if the category doesn't exist). Please stop creating more maintenance work for us to do. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Chenzw  Talk  08:48, 4 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

you can still add categories to them (even if the category doesn't exist).

I actually happened to do that for one page, but an editor soon reverted it, on the basis that category did not exist. If that is still true however, does that mean I can still go back and add those "to-be-created-later" categories? Ali Rana (talk) 08:54, 4 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, you can. Chenzw  Talk  08:55, 4 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • All useless cats are deleted now. Please don't recreate them. You can create cats, if they include at least 3 articles. Barras (talk) 10:20, 4 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Barnstar Congratulations: You have been given a Barnstar!

For deleting so many articles in such a short time Pmlineditor 11:15, 4 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Yotcmdr =talk to the commander= 08:24, 6 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hermann Goering

I had two fatal crashes of my PC one of which required a new hard drive so I lost the work I did. I've now almost finished it and am just adding the last of the citations. It should be up on the article tomorrow. Cheers fr33kman talk 22:22, 9 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the information. Regards Barras (talk) 09:18, 10 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Open proxy

When you block an open proxy, could you put the {{openproxy}} template on the talk page? Thanks. Exert 17:48, 10 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks, I'll do this. I didn't know that there is a template for proxies. Barras (talk) 17:50, 10 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I just wanted to know if the government of India page was needed in si wiki as US Gov. Thanks...-- Deoxyribonucleic Acid ([+]) 09:44, 13 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well, I really don't know what you want to ask me. siwp isn't simple and they have probably other rules and guidlines. Barras (talk) 09:56, 13 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hiya Barras. With regards to this edit, if you use the enWP permalink in the edit summary when you create a new page based on enWP, you don't need to worry about adding {{Enwp based}} to the talk page. Saves, time! :-) Take care fr33kman talk 00:11, 14 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well, better more references than to less. Barras (talk) 11:07, 14 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This Week's Wikipedian!

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Barras has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian for the week starting July 13,
and therefore, I've officially declared thar week as Barras's week!
For being such a great wikipedian and kind person,
enjoy being the Star of the week, dear Barras! A record of your week will always be kept here.

-- Tdxiang 03:26, 20 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you very much :) --Barras (talk)