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Proxy‎ is a proxy @ Is there a place here specifically for those reports? wiooiw (talk) 16:27, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for notifying me! I've re-blocked the IP as open proxy. It was the same one which I blocked earlier and added personal information about you. -Barras talk 16:30, 5 July 2010 (UTC) PS: There is no special place to report. Just notify an admin of your trust ;) or WP:VIP. -Barras talk 16:32, 5 July 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for the award. One of my goals is to catch up to you in edits, but every time I get close, you put in another incredible effort and get further ahead. --Peterdownunder (talk) 13:26, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Hey, no worries. You had your chance during the last 6 months since I was busy in real life. And in October, I'll be busy again. So the next chance comes! -Barras talk 13:28, 8 July 2010 (UTC)


You Have mail. wiooiw (talk) 20:32, 8 July 2010 (UTC) And again. I know how to get the mass rollback. wiooiw (talk) 20:39, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Already done. All removed. Best, -Barras talk 20:42, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Recent IP Proxy Vandalism

Could you make sure that all the revs to userpages and similar namespace are deleted? Thanks.

Hi there! I think I've removed everything that is covered by policy. If you find any diff that worries you, please mail it to me. Thanks, Barras talk 20:29, 9 July 2010 (UTC)
Well, I looked back over them. I am not too sure about this one, this one, or the ones in here, that are still visible (I see you've only deleted three of them). P.S. It isn't personal or anything, but I just don't use email. Cheers, :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 20:36, 9 July 2010 (UTC)
I've just revdeleted one more diff, the rest isn't covered by policy nor bad enough to revdel, imo. Thanks for the report. -Barras talk 20:43, 9 July 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. All the best, :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 20:45, 9 July 2010 (UTC)


ERROR: Please enter the username parameter when using the {{Talkback}} template - thus {{Talkback|<username>}}. :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 22:59, 9 July 2010 (UTC)


Cant customise signature. Polymathsj (talk) 08:26, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

You can in your prefs. -Barras talk 08:42, 10 July 2010 (UTC)


Another. wiooiw (talk) 18:50, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

 Done -Barras talk 19:17, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

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Paso doble

I had a reason for the title as above. The music & dance is so titled in the reference books I consulted; the usage in enWP is unusual (they are separate words). Please consider reversing your decision. Macdonald-ross (talk) 21:48, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Hi there! We normally follow enwiki with page names in main space. I just checked other Wikipedias how they write, some do it one way, some the other. Also by searching the dance with google, it gives out both spellings. i think we should follow enwiki and use one word only, but if you wish, you can of course revert it, I won't object. Kindly, -Barras talk 21:55, 16 July 2010 (UTC)
I've moved it back. -Barras talk 09:31, 17 July 2010 (UTC)
Thank you. Later I found four other references to the double word. As for Google, thing is, WP is so successful it gets copied all over the place! Macdonald-ross (talk) 06:22, 18 July 2010 (UTC)

Waltz (International Standard)

I do wish you'ld ask first. There are two reasons for the shorter title. The first is that 'Standard' is redundant; the second is that in Britain 'Modern' is traditionally used. The text offers both 'Standard' and 'Modern' as equivalent.

I'm not reponsible for the weakness of enWP dance articles (the whole area is weak); I don't have the time to fix their many problems. But in this area I do know what I'm talking about, and I don't change enWP titles lightly. Macdonald-ross (talk) 10:49, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

I don't check who is the creator of an article, I just open all new pages, patrol them and correct them if needed. The article on en exists on this page name for almost five years. We have a policy/guideline/agreement (even if unwritten, I don't don't know if we actually have a page about it) to follow en wiki with page names in our main space. If you think the move was wrong, feel free to reverse it, I don't mind, I won't edit/move war. Remember: It's a wiki, everyone can change any page. I just think that it would be helpful to leave a notice on the talk page of the article why the name should differ from enwiki. -Barras talk 11:03, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
I've moved Royal Ballet to The Royal Ballet! That one was accidental; it's so unusual for them to admit 'The' to a title. Macdonald-ross (talk) 22:05, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
OK! But as I said, if you feel that one of my moves is incorrect and have a reason, so just revert me. I don't have any problems with it. It's a wiki after-all. -Barras talk 07:31, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

The IP has a point

With regard to Honda Racing F1 and Honda Racing F1 Team, maybe they should be merged? How would one go about suggesting a merge? sonia♫♪ 10:31, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Merged. Content was only copied from one article to the other which is not allowed. Now it it fixed. -Barras talk 10:35, 21 July 2010 (UTC)


I forgot about that. >_> SimonKSK 14:23, 21 July 2010 (UTC)


What should be done about Lymphocyte and Lymphocytes? sonia♫♪ 10:55, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Clean them up? Just make a them the same way enwiki does... redirect the plural to the normal form and all is done. (WHhich I've done now). -Barras talk 11:00, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Thank you

Hello Barras

Thank you very much for helping to improve some of the articles like Leni Riefenstahl. regards Strong.soldier23 (talk) 20:07, 25 July 2010 (UTC)


Howdy. We currently don't have CU coverage in the period of time that you are usually online. This is a shame actually... we have good candidates. I would like to ask you if you would not mind holding the tool, and standing for public election? Thanks, Jon@talk:~$ 11:42, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your trust, but I'd like to talk to our current checkusers first. -Barras (talk) 11:46, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
OK! After some time of consideration and the input of our current active checkusers, I think it's worth a try to run. I think I could be helpful at times when others aren't around. Let's see what happens. -Barras (talk) 16:57, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Checkuser (2)


I would like you to consider a nomination I posted at Wikipedia:Requests for checkusership/Barras. It is currently untranscluded. If you accept, please do so on the request and transclude it. I want to wish you luck, and I believe that you will make a fine CU. Best, Jon@talk:~$ 21:49, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

 Done -Barras (talk) 21:50, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

"Україна (usurped)" into "Україна"


also die Edits die in "Україна (usurped)" verzeichnet sind, sind meine Edits. Wie der Account "Україна (usurped)" zustande gekommen ist, ist mir schleierhaft. Wenn ich es richtig verstanden habe, könnt ihr die Accounts nicht verschmelzen. Wenn du den Account "Україна (usurped)" aber in "Україна" umbenennts, werden die Edits dann meinem aktuellen globalen Account zugeordnet! Richtig? Dann benennt doch bitte "Україна (usurped)" entsprechend um.--Україна (talk) 18:59, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

Hallo! Also, ich denke auf Deutsch wird das dann doch einfacher. Zwei Accounts verschmelzen können nur die Entwickler (System administratoren), weil zugriff auf die Datenbanken haben (wir nicht). Deinem Antrag zufolge (auf der Usernamen Änderungsseite) wolltest du, dass "OF-UA 975" zu "Україна" wird. "Україна" war aber schon hier aktiv, sprich du hast unter beiden Namen editiert. Mit den beiden edits von deinen beiden Accounts hast du den Wunsch dort bestätigt. So, da wir nur Umbenennen können, wenn der gewollte Name frei ist, wird der gewünschte Name in "XY (usurped)" umbenannt um danach die Eigentliche Umbenennung zu machen. Also in deinem Fall habe ich "Україна" in "Україна (usurped)" umbennen müssen um dann aus "OF-UA 975" "Україна" zu machen. Was du warscheinlich wolltest ist das Zusammenführen der beiden Accounts, oder besser deren Edits unter "Україна". Das können aber halt nur die Entwickler. Ich hoffe ich habe das nun nicht übermäßig kompliziert erklärt. Die meisten deiner Edits dürften nun auf "Україна" liegen und nur ein paar wenige auf dem "Україна (usurped)". Viel mehr kann man hier nicht machen. Außer das ganze wieder rückgängig (aber nur im Notfall), weil dass nicht ganz einfach ist. -Barras (talk) 19:10, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

an wen muss ich mich wenden um zu erreichen, dass es zusammengeführt wird? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Україна (talkcontribs)

Also, als erstes bitte den neuen rename request wieder entfernen. Der nächste Bürokrat der kommt und es sieht meint es vielleicht nur gut und macht alles noch schlimmer und bringt noch mehr durcheinander. Um dass zu erreichen musst du dich an einen Systen Admin wenden. -Barras (talk) 19:18, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

Challenge Cup

The Purplebackpack Challenge Cup has begun! You can place your entries at User:Purplebackpack89/Purplebackpack Challenge Cup/Barras, where they will be checked by the moderator and tabulated Purplebackpack89 03:57, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

User:Barras/Wikiproject Maths

Hi, do you think that you could add a link to it in your userpage. It's getting a bit harder to find it. Thanks, :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 12:10, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

Done. -Barras (talk) 12:15, 1 August 2010 (UTC)
Thanks again. :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 12:17, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

York Minster

Please move York Cathedral back to York Minster. Minster has been the name for over a thousand years. I wish to contribute to it when it's back to its correct name. Thank you. Macdonald-ross (talk) 12:06, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Done. Thanks for the notice. I just checked why I moved it in first instance and found out that it was to be merged because we had two articles about the same topic. I just moved it in the wrong direction. It's fixed now. BTW, you can move articles yourself, I don't mind if you reverse a move from me! -Barras (talk) 12:13, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Challenge Cup city articles

Hey. The articles you created and expanded could do with a bit more simplification Purplebackpack89 15:16, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

Just finished re-read my articles for the cup. I think they should be easy enough now. -Barras (talk) 12:10, 5 August 2010 (UTC)


Hello, I was wondering if the redirect could be switched back to the English page. The reason that I created the redirect was because I wanted to know how importing works and why importing is, well, important. I don't really plan on becoming an importer myself. So could you provide some sort of information as to why the target of the redirect as it is now would be more appropriate? Thanks, :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 20:16, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

Since we have our own page (WP:Importers) it might be better to expand this page or add a link there to m:Import or whatever. But people may look for Import related things on this wiki (where a page exists) and get linked to en. This may confuse people. -Barras (talk) 20:19, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the help

Thanks for add the category in the article Cali, the City (My City) of Colombia. But is wrong, you put the category Columbia and thas is wrong. Columbia (a very used name in EE.UU) ist not a synonymous of Colombia, the Latin American Country. I did not kwow how add a category in then. but thanks to you i now, kwow how do it. I add the category, Cities of Colombia.

Thanks!. Viele Dank!. Gracias! Sahaquiel9102 (talk) 05:49, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

Hey, thanks for writing this article and for finding my error! :) -Barras (talk) 10:02, 6 August 2010 (UTC)


Hopefully the Tireless Contributor doesn't tire... but things were getting so boring on en.wikipedia I decided to move here. I might run out of ideas soon though. --Chemicalinterest (talk) 19:28, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

Heh, I don't hope you run out of ideas ;-) There is enough stuff that needs to be done. Most things aren't done yet :-) -Barras (talk) 19:33, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

Iron(II,II) oxide

See User:Chemicalinterest/Articles I created; it really supposed to be renamed. I asked an admin (the name escapes me) to move it but they did not respond. I am not yet autoconfirmed so I cannot move (or upload photos). You can move it. --Chemicalinterest (talk) 19:30, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

I don't think Barras is around, but I'm an admin as well. What do you want it moved to? @Lauryn (parlez) 19:31, 6 August 2010 (UTC)
I'm around even if not editing ;-) I've done the move now! -Barras (talk) 19:32, 6 August 2010 (UTC)
Haha, so I see. That's what I get for butting in, though, I suppose. ;) @Lauryn (parlez) 19:33, 6 August 2010 (UTC)
I just idle around on IRC, not always doing something on-wiki, but always around to help :-) -Barras (talk) 19:35, 6 August 2010 (UTC)
Thainks. (typo on purpose) --Chemicalinterest (talk) 19:41, 6 August 2010 (UTC)


Hello. I believe you are flooding. Would you mind giving yourself the flood flag?  Hazard-SJ Talk 09:19, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

Yes, because it's unneeded. I just do clean up, it could also be possible that I've to delete something while cleaning up. No need for a flag. -Barras (talk) 09:20, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
OK. (You're the expert).  Hazard-SJ Talk 09:19, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
Is it wrong to delete when flagged for flood?  Hazard-SJ Talk 09:25, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
Are you there? I have to go.  Hazard-SJ Talk 09:29, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
 (change conflict)  Yes. -Barras (talk) 09:29, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

Template:Infobox Television Season

Am I do a mistake? Avatar Constantinos (talk) 17:23, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

 (change conflict)  I don't think so. You can bring it to WP:peer review, and then everyone can comment on your work. Why do you have a different sig? Just stick with the username you have. :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 17:35, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
I'm not really a template specialist and also don't really know what you want from me. -Barras (talk) 17:31, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
Barras, I'll handle it. She posted on everyone's talkpage asking the same thing, so someone has to fix it. :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 17:36, 7 August 2010 (UTC)


Barnstar Congratulations: You have been given a Barnstar!

For your small changes. They are important too!!! Nataly8 (talk) 09:33, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. -Barras (talk) 09:35, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Nothing. Nataly8 (talk) 09:42, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Soryy, but I am not use the e-mail. I like the talk pages. Nataly8 (talk) 09:46, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

I don't understand how to do it. Nataly8 (talk) 09:52, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Special:Preferences -> scroll down to "E-mail options" -> Tick "Enable e-mail from other users" -> click "save" -> Press Ctrl+F5 to refresh. PeterSymonds (talk) 09:54, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Hm, all my 4 big articles I put in peer review. Nataly8 (talk) 11:02, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Hi, I finish the third season. Nataly8 (talk)
Great :) -Barras (talk) 11:00, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

I think you must deleted it again. Nataly8 (talk) 12:04, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Good morning Barras. I put 5 articles in the peer review. Did you have any comments to do? Nataly8 (talk) 09:53, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

For now I have to review our new pages backlog and fix them. Afterwards, I review some articles from eptalon upon his request. Maybe tomorrow or even later. -Barras (talk) 09:55, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

OK. Nataly8 (talk) 09:58, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the stubs templates, I didn't know they exist. Nataly8 (talk) 10:30, 12 August 2010 (UTC)


Barnstar-AV.png The Admin's Barnstar
Good luck! Nataly8 (talk) 18:10, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
Thanks! -Barras (talk) 18:13, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Nothing. I am working with the episodes of Avatar. I find many sources so I do them references. Nataly8 (talk) 18:13, 12 August 2010 (UTC)


Administrator Barnstar Hires.png The Admin's Barnstar
Please continue to be a excellent well-noticed admin (as well as user)! Hazard-SJ Talk 10:39, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
Thanks! -Barras (talk) 10:40, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
You're welcome! Hazard-SJ Talk 10:43, 13 August 2010 (UTC)


Before we both log out (I'll be doing so in a sec), can you please grant me the rollback flag? It would be much appreciated. Thanks. Hazard-SJ Talk 10:44, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

First, you will need to explain "# (show/hide) 07:06, 11 August 2010 Lauryn Ashby (Talk | contribs | block) changed group membership for User:Hazard-SJ from Rollbackers to (none) ‎ (Doesn't understand the difference between a good-faith edit and vandalism) "
I don't undo other admins actions, normally. I need an explanation for this. -Barras (talk) 10:49, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
That day, before the removal, I accidentally pressed rollback instead of undo when I was in a hurry. Later that day, when I was back online, I reverted an edit (vandalism), and when I reloaded the NC page, I saw that it was removed. She said she already had issues with me having it (I believe referring to the first edit when I was rushing) and said that it was too soon to add it back, when I asked her 8 hours after. I decided to wait a little longer, and now, she isn't around, and she isn't an admin anymore. Hazard-SJ Talk 11:00, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, but I just saw this. As an other admin rejected, I'm not going to make an other decision. BTW, trying to ask people on their talk pages to the right back doesn't work here... -Barras (talk) 11:09, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
Forum-shopping much? PeterSymonds (talk) 11:10, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, but I didn't see that. I must have logged out then and didn't remember to check there. Hazard-SJ Talk 11:14, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

Help with a template

I copied a template I found on one of your sub-pages,User:Barras/milestones to a sub-page of mine, User:Battleaxe9872/Articles I've Created. Only the articles up to number article number 20 show up. How can I make the rest of the articles show up? Thanks! Battleaxe9872 01:10, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

I think I fixed it. wiooiw (talk) 01:23, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the answer. Nataly8 (talk) 09:10, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Avatar: The Last Airbender

I finish! I will put it in peer review. I wish someone can help with the simplification. Nataly8 (talk) 09:24, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Can you help with the simplification? Nataly8 (talk) 16:06, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't really have the time, nor is it a topic I'm interested in. -Barras (talk) 16:22, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Well, thanks. Nataly8 (talk) 16:23, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Hm, that was interested. Nataly8 (talk) 16:34, 14 August 2010 (UTC)


Barnstar-AV.png The Admin's Barnstar
For your excellent work as admin! Nataly8 (talk) 19:00, 14 August 2010 (UTC)
Thanks! -Barras (talk) 19:02, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Nothing. I just finished with Aang. I am working with the red links! Nataly8 (talk) 19:04, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Hey, what actually happened? Nataly8 (talk) 19:20, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Nothing?! -Barras (talk) 19:21, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

I am talking about User:TeleComNasSprVen Nataly8 (talk) 19:23, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Hi, need some help with simplification (I am working on red links). I am talking about Aang. Nataly8 (talk) 09:04, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

I am really busy with doing the clean up here. New articles need to be checked, eptalon asked me to work on some articles. I'd like to contribute a bit more on my projects. I can't do all here. -Barras (talk) 09:12, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

I think you must protect the user page of wiooiw. Nataly8 (talk) 14:27, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

Good morning. Does a user can create user pages like that one? Nataly8 (talk) 09:34, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Doesn't seem to be a minor, so it is ok. -Barras (talk) 09:35, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

But the user writing his mobile number and his e-mail! Nataly8 (talk) 09:36, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Only underaged people shouldn't post such information. Adults should have enough clue about what they are posting and what not. -Barras (talk) 09:38, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Milestones and Awards on your userpage

Just a suggestion, but you might want to make the milestones and awards boxes on your user page collapsible: there taking up quite a bit of room. Battleaxe9872 / 20:33, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Maybe later. I don't have the time for those minor things at the moment. -Barras (talk) 20:46, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

KGHO‎. Delete, please. Nataly8 (talk) 10:23, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

I currently feel like I'm the only active admin here... just cleaned up a mess yesterday evening and today again... -Barras (talk) 10:38, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

I am not admin, so if I see that there is one active admin who didn't see the article that must be deleted, I just sending a message and ask him. Nataly8 (talk) 10:41, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Poke Mercy or PeterSymonds on iRC for urgent matters... Both normally hang out in #wikipedia-simple. -Barras (talk) 10:43, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

But I don't have time for iRC. We must work fast with themes like that. Nataly8 (talk) 10:46, 20 August 2010 (UTC)


Is landmark a proper word here? --Extra 999 (Contact me + contribs) 03:47, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

I think it's simple enough. WP:LIST is useful. You could always link to wikt:landmark. πr2 (talk • changes) 03:49, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. --Extra 999 (Contact me + contribs) 08:00, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

Purplebackpack Challenge Cup

Three weeks into the Purplebackpack Challenge Cup, and several editors are off to a good start. Barras has a commanding lead in the Plum Division with 135.5 points, Yottie leads the Royal Division with 68.5 points, and PiRSquared17 and Kansan are also off to good starts. However, several editors have yet to claim any points at all! In addition, none of you have claimed a GA, VGA or the Edison bonus, bonuses that could break this competition wide. Hope that changes in the next two weeks! Purplebackpack89 15:11, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

Hi, Barras. I also take part (I signed today). How you update your page (cup page) and how the Purplebackpack89 check our changes? Good luck to you! Nataly8 (talk) 15:06, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

You simple add the things you've done to your subpage. See my subpage. The rest will be done by PBP. -Barras (talk) 15:08, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

All the information about my changes he could find in my user page. I started some "big" articles (my first) and I complete other 2. I have to write it? How? And what about vandals? Nataly8 (talk) 15:11, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

I suggest you reread the rules... Pages need to be listed on WP:H, WP:VAE or the subpage of PBP (don't remember the name). -Barras (talk) 15:16, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

It' s like Purple + Back + Pack + 89. You mean this page? Hm, I did many thinks today. I have to look my changes :( :) Nataly8 (talk) 15:20, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

User:Purplebackpack89/Purplebackpack_Challenge_Cup#Rules... or ask him directly. He's more qualified to help. -Barras (talk) 15:21, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

Yes, that sure! Maybe I will with the same group with you! Good luck to you! I see you are the first! Nataly8 (talk) 15:26, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

London train stations

I've just been adding & cleaning up London train stations. I thought this time I would ask you in advance not to change the titles. What I've done is use the titles which people use in London: they're often simple and have been used for 150 years or more. Recently there's been a tendency to change titles for no good reason, and make them longer and more grand-sounding. That's not good for Simple. Regards, Macdonald-ross (talk) 15:18, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

As I said already several times above: Post such information on the article talk pages. I don't remember this is three months. Just thinking of it when I come across then, I may still move it. Everyone should know, not just me (even thought that I'm currently the only one checking new page). -Barras (talk) 18:08, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

Pinniped DYK

Barras, why did you add Pinniped to the queue before my concerns were addressed? That article needs a lot of work. Please remove it from the queue and replace the nomination on Template talk:Did you know. Thank you!! Protector of Wiki (talk) 23:19, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

There was consensus to move it to DYK. One person's oppose does not stop a DYK from moving on. Griffinofwales (talk) 23:21, 23 August 2010 (UTC)
Frankly, I believe Barras made a serious mistake passing that. I'm glad we don't receive reviews from readers about the quality of articles we display on the main page. Protector of Wiki (talk) 23:27, 23 August 2010 (UTC)
If you had major concerns about the article, maybe you should have discussed them at the article talk page. That's where the discussion should be occurring for issues since it was protected. Either way (talk) 15:46, 24 August 2010 (UTC)


mr barras, i started a page. a moderator delete it. i talk to him but he doesnt understand. it was same as this — Preceding unsigned comment added by Majuid (talkcontribs)

Sorry, but I've to agree with the deletion. The page you've made here was just a table. There was nothing around it. Some sentences are required for an article. -Barras (talk) 19:02, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

other versions are without paragraphs. but what if i add this preface

Football Club Barcelona (Barca) in 2010-11 season will participate in Spain Super Cup (won it over Sevilla), Spanish League (Start in 28 August), Champions League (Start in 14 September) and Spanish King Cup.

In 13 June the club select new president, Sandro Rosell to replace Juan Laporta. In June Trainer Pep Guardiola renewed his contract for one year. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Maybe you should talk to the deleting administrator and ask him for some help. This text doesn't really look correct (grammar errors), but I'm not a native speaker... -Barras (talk) 13:07, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

GA review of History of the United States.

I fixed all the issues you found. SimonKSK 14:14, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

Hello I read your first post and it seemed pretty good the only problem is capitalization Thialia (talk) 23:38, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

? -Barras (talk) 09:47, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

FYI, I fixed almost all of the reference concerns you had, and all the body redlinks. I also switched it to a PVGA instead of a PGA. Please review some of the content if you can. Purplebackpack89 00:29, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Fixed the ones at the VGA review as well, though I think the idea of "important term" is defined too liberally for this Wikipedia. Purplebackpack89 18:23, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Purplebackpack Challenge Cup

Well, the first round is now closed, and the knockout round has begun. A congratulations to Nataly8, who made enough edits on the last day to squeak into the semifinals, joining Barras, Yottie and Kansan. For people playing in the Uniondale semifinal, enter under User:Purplebackpack89/Purplebackpack Challenge Cup/Uniondale, and for the Kansas City semifinal. User:Purplebackpack89/Purplebackpack Challenge Cup/Uniondale Purplebackpack89 20:30, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

GA review of The Lightning Thief

Thanks for your review. I have addressed the majority of your concerns and left comments about the others on the talk page. PrincessofLlyr talk 01:41, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Semifinal's Over don't paste at Uniondale, paste at Pasadena. Peace, Purplebackpack89 17:40, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Stub (short article)

Hey Barras. You are tagging all of my new articles with a stub tag. I thought stub tags should only be used for articles smaller than 1000 bytes. Thanks. --Chemicalinterest (talk) 11:32, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Hi there! Well, we on simple actually look at the prose of the article, not necessarily on the bytes. Just for example, three pictures and a table/infobox pushes the bytes enormously. If I remember correctly (I hope I do so), we once agreed to tag everything under 1500 characters prose or something like this as a stub. Of course, I can be wrong and I'm not sure where I read this. If it really bothers you, feel free to just remove the tags/revert it. I don't mind. Best, -Barras (talk) 15:56, 18 September 2010 (UTC)
I would not call silver nitrate a stub. That was one thing that I saw. If any amateur chemist wants to learn about this chemical, they can learn quite a lot. --Chemicalinterest (talk) 16:02, 18 September 2010 (UTC)
Well, as said above, feel free to remove it. I just checked this page with a tool: "Prose size (text only): 1251 B (227 words) "readable prose size"" -Barras (talk) 16:08, 18 September 2010 (UTC)


London Bridge (1616) by Claes Van Visscher.jpg

This illustration in London Bridge could be used for the next set if required. Macdonald-ross (talk) 09:19, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

Sure. I will add it. But it's a wiki, you could've done this yourself, you know. :) -Barras (talk) 09:21, 21 September 2010 (UTC)


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