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My RfA

Re: International Fellowship of St. Bruno

Thanks for your help!

(cross-posted to Djsasso's talk) Hello Bruno, the article that you wrote is not notable to the encyclopedia. Yahoo Groups are generally not reliable sources, and the website that was linked had less than 5000 hits - not really that notable. Please take time to read up on our guidelines that I have posted on your talk page. Thanks, Goblin 16:09, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

I wasn't citing Yahoogroups as a "source" it is our forum host,(Group name IFSB) with thousands of posts on it going back to 1999. As for the website, it has well over 20,000 hits, but since I redesigned the first page, the hit counter only reflects visits to the new page, and is thus inaccurate in recording the actual number of hits in the site's history. The hit counter is not under my control, my host is, and it does not retain an accurate hit count when redesigning a page.

I do think I can get a chart of actual website usage. My question now is how can I get an article on Wiki about the IFSB that won't get deleted? Bruno1084 (talk) 16:23, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

I suggest that you work on the article in your "sandbox" and ask other editors for help with it. Read up on [[Wikipedia:How to write Simple English articles], Wikipedia:Notability and related articles as that will let you know what you need to get into your article. If you need any more help, just ask! Thanks, Goblin 16:33, 1 March 2009 (UTC)


Barnstar Congratulations: You have been given a Barnstar!

For all of your hard work here, I hereby award you this barnstar! Razorflame 04:03, 2 March 2009 (UTC))

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For all of your hard work reverting vandalism, I hereby award you this barnstar! Razorflame 04:03, 2 March 2009 (UTC)
Barnstar Congratulations: You have been given a Barnstar!

For your work on the Main Page VGA rotation system. Chenzw  Talk  11:41, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Wow! New record for me: three in a day! Thanks guys! While I don't go out looking for credit it is nice to receive some every now and then! Thanks! Goblin 12:16, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

DYK revert

Why did you revert me? As you can see, those hooks have not been addressed or followed up on for weeks. In one case, the last comment was from January 26. These are stale noms and, per the usual procedure, should be removed. Either way (talk) 21:50, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Simple News Issue Three

Simple News
Issue 4 - 2th March 2009

50,063 editors, 55,989 articles, 130,885 pages.

Announcements Administrators

  • Happy Birthday to Shapiros10 who celebrates his birthday today! Party at his place later!
  • The Simple English Wikipedia now has:
  • 1,421,733 changes have been made since the Simple English Wikipedia started. This comes to 11.15 'changes per page' in the project.

User Articles
Another article from Kennedy including writing about Simple News, P(V)GA's and some blatant spam!
This month Bluegoblin7 revisits the current situation at the DYK process.
A piece this month from Yotcmdr about a simplification project.
In his debut article for Simple News, Razorflame writes about the recent increase in Vandalism
Shapiros10 writes about Simple's recent turmoil for his debut article.

[The Team]

  • The QandA. Every month, Kennedy interviews one of the Simple English Wikipedia's editors, asking them about themselves, and their opinions on Wikipedia. It is an exciting insight behind the anonymous face of an online username.

This weeks interviews are with Bluegoblin7 and Kennedy! Yotcmdr and BG7 took the interviews.
Click for Bluegoblin7's interview!
Click for Kennedy's interview!

The Commander's Choice

The Commanders's Choice. For every edition, Yotcmdr will be chosing articles that need creating, expanding or being attended to. Here is this edition's list:

--GoblinBot3 (talk) 22:03, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Recent DYK update

Hello, I believe when we started DYK, we agreed for updates to be on the Main Page for at least a day. You recently updated when it only up for about 18 hours from the last update I did. Next time, please remember to wait a full 24 hours before adding the next update (unless, of course, changes were made to DYK that I am not aware of regarding this). No worries, thanks. — RyanCross (talk) 23:59, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

Hey Ryan,
Due to the backlog and staleness that DYK has been getting, and in an attempt to stop people moaning that is inactive, I felt, with support of a couple of editors, that twice daily updates (every 12-ish hours) would work better. What are your thoughts on this? We can revert to daily if necessary. Cheers, Goblin 08:59, 4 March 2009 (UTC)
There are not many DYK nominations currently. Though, if we do get to have many nominations that are becoming stale, then I'm sure doing an earlier update would be appropriate to clear the backlog of nominations quicker. — RyanCross (talk) 23:46, 4 March 2009 (UTC)
Hmmm... fair point. Shall we say every three days as standard, more frequent if there is a backlog? Cheers, Goblin 10:42, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Fair use

First page is up for review, fix as needed User:Fr33kman/Non-free content criteria fr33kman talk 22:38, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

The actual draft proposal (first draft) is up now User:Fr33kman/Non-free content proposal edit it at will fr33kman talk 23:52, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

School project userbox

Hi, I'm not exactly sure what should be on it - something like "This editor can help with a School project" or similar. Image wise I would think something schoolish - ABC or a teacher hat (mortar board). I'm happy to leave it to your artistic talents and coding ability - this is not an area where I have any ability. --Peterdownunder (talk) 10:56, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

Hello. I have started the box here. Feel free to make any changes you like! Perhaps we need a category like Category:School Project helpers or something? Kennedy (talk) 11:20, 5 March 2009 (UTC)
Looks good :) I'll have a look over it later! I don't think a Category is needed at the moment, as there are only three of using it, but I suppose that building in future compatibility will work :) Cheers, Goblin 11:28, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

Re:DYK (2)

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Belgian provinces ---> keep the diacritics

Hi there BG7. When you move the Belgian provinces, do you think you could keep the diacritics (the weird things above or below some letters)? Thanks, Razorflame 18:45, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Erm... I can... but you said name as en.wp... so I did. I'll keep the diacratics version from now on, and i'll reverse the rest of the redirects. Ta, Goblin 19:11, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
:D I didn't know that. If that is how the English Wikipedia has them named, then keep them like that. Cheers, Razorflame 19:18, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
I've changed them all per en.wp, as you said. If they are spelt like that there, I changed them here. Goblin 19:19, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
Ok then, no changes need to be made. Thanks, Razorflame 19:21, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
The point is hasn't decided if diacritics should be used. Its a big battlezone. I personally believe they should be there and that the en articles are named improperly. However the pro-removal people feel the names with them are incorrect so some articles would use them and some would not. is split about 50/50 on the topic. Basically the current rule on en is that you don't change it if it is one way or the other, just like the differences between us english and british english. That should also apply here. -Djsasso (talk) 21:39, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
e/cBitch it out amongst yourselves away from my talk page. I don't care - I've made my views at Simple talk. If you still want me to do it when you've decided, then ask. I was asked to do one thing, and I did it. Don't bitch to me about it. Goblin 21:41, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
I am not bitching about it, I didn't notice you replied on simple talk. Relax. -Djsasso (talk) 21:47, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
Really? In that case no more needs to be said. Especially in two place. Case closed as far as i'm concerned. Goblin 21:49, 10 March 2009 (UTC)


Hi Goblin, you expressed an interest in fair-use images. I just wanted to let you know that a discussion has commenced at User talk:Fr33kman/Non-free content proposal‎. Cheers fr33kman talk 22:16, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Hey Fr33ky, i'll pop over when I get time - i've been pretty busy recently! Cheers, Goblin 17:46, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Crich Tramway Village

Hey BG7, left some comments for you on the talk page. Hope they are of use. The Rambling Man on tour (talk) 17:32, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for those! There is rather a lot there, plenty to keep me going for a while! Would you mind if I asked if I needed help simplifying things? Thanks, Goblin 17:47, 11 March 2009 (UTC)
Hi BG7, I'll see what I can do about the things you want help with. I see you've already nominated at PGA which isn't a big problem at all, you did bags of work on it beforehand and that's highly commendable, we'll see what we can do. I'll be online briefly probably every day for the next three and then offline until I hopefully make it safely back to the UK. Don't know how long it's going to take to get my broadband re-established but hopefully it'll happen automatically, fingers crossed. I hope to be of further use to you as soon as I can. In the meantime, ciao for now, from Mexico. The Rambling Man on tour (talk) 00:46, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
Hey TRM, thanks a lot! I nominated under the pretence that I will likely get it all finished before the two weeks discussion is up, and hopefully before. Many other users also feel that it is at a good article standard as well. No worries when you are online - there's some stuff on the talk page and and i'll add more if I find anything. I hope you enjoy the last few days of your trip, and all I can say is I am jealous! Thanks for all your help :) Regards, Goblin 11:24, 17 March 2009 (UTC)


Hi BG7, with particular interest to our ongoing PGA and PVGA discussions, could you take a look at the MOS discussion I´ve initiated on the Simple Talk page please? It´d be good to know people´s opinions on the utility of our MOS where no-one seems to need to use it for anything...! The Rambling Man on tour (talk) 18:45, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Your bot

Your bot has not made any edit. Would you like to continue with your bot request? If no or if you have problems, please let me know. Chenzw  Talk  14:11, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Hey Chenzw, are you referring to GBot4? If so, then I don't mind if you do remove it or not. I'm having a few issues with the bot that i'm trying to iron out before I put it live. Cheers, Goblin 17:08, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Today's user ratings

Congratulations, Bluegoblin7! You've received a rating of 4 stars today for your work on the Simple English Wikipedia! See User:Razorflame/Today's user ratings for more information! Razorflame 14:55, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Erm... thanks? I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing... (I don't really think it's entirely appropriate but hey-ho). Goblin 17:08, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
The more stars you have, the more useful you are to the project, so yes, you having 4 stars means you are pretty useful to this project :P. Who cares if it is a little off the mark in terms of this Wikipedia :P. Lighten up! XD. Keep checking back on that page for more ratings and updates (and yes, you'll be rated again, but not for a few days :P. Razorflame 17:10, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
Oh ok, that's cool :) Thanks! :D Goblin 17:11, 12 March 2009 (UTC)


Barnstar Thanks for joining!

Thanks for joining the Typo Team. You are the fourteenth member to join. The New ℳikemoral♪♪ 23:03, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Cool thanks! :) Goblin 07:38, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

I'm back

I'm back to editing after my german exchange partner left this morning. I'll need some idea of what's going on =D ! Yotcmdr =talk to the commander= 06:14, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Welcome back Yotty! Not much has happened really - Either Way has been promoted, DYK is dwindling again... erm that's about it! (And Crich Tramway Village is moving ever closer to GA thanks to TRM :) :D!) Cheers, Goblin 07:39, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Happy Goblin's Day!

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Bluegoblin7 has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, I've officially declared today as Goblin's day!
For being such a great wikipedian and kind person,
enjoy being the Star of the day, dear Goblin!

Cheers, Fairfield Deleted? 00:07, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

A record of your Day will always be kept here.

Wow, thanks! I never thought i'd get my own day! Cheers, Goblin 09:51, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
You did already anyway... :P Grats! Kennedy 09:53, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
Lol thanks :P Talking of April Fool's Day... I should get my fool ready! Goblin 09:54, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Simple News Issue Five

Simple News
Issue 5 - 16th March 2009

52,806 editors, 56,607 articles, 133,001 pages.

Announcements Administrators

User Articles
In his debut article, DefenseSupportParty talks about the spoken articles project and what it means to them
In his second article, Razorflame explores the big world of article writing.
For his fifth article, Yotcmdr also speaks about the Spoken articles project... and you can even listen to this one!

[The Team]

  • The QandA. Every month, Kennedy interviews one of the Simple English Wikipedia's editors, asking them about themselves, and their opinions on Wikipedia. It is an exciting insight behind the anonymous face of an online username.

This weeks interview is with Eptalon
Click for Eptalon's interview!

The Commander's Choice

The Commanders's Choice. For every edition, Yotcmdr will be chosing articles that need creating, expanding or being attended to. Here is this edition's list:

--GoblinBot3 (talk) 12:43, 16 March 2009 (UTC)


Sorry, but I do not think that you should be closing AfDs if you are not an administrator. I believe that the closure of Scrub (Fighting Game) was incorrectly done. So what if there were 3 votes to keep, there were 2 votes to delete, which means that there was not clear enough consensus for the closure as keep. Please make sure that you only close AfDs that have clear consensus to either keep or delete. That one case was not one of those cases. Thanks, Razorflame 06:20, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

If there is no consensus, its basically a keep is it not? Its kept for now, so BG7 closing the RfD is not a big deal. Kennedy 11:14, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
What he said. It was closure time, I didn't see a reason for it to be deleted. Ok, perhaps I should have said "per no consensus" but a no consensus = a keep, what Kennedy said. Goblin 11:16, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, I guess that you are right. I have reopened the RfD because I think that it did not have clear enough consensus. Cheers, Razorflame 14:17, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

No, I'm Sparticus!

Oh sweet! An impersonator, Is it okay to feel slightly honoured? :) Kennedy 11:15, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Yeh :) You're allowed to feel slightly honoured... a bit more... and some more... ok, that's enough. Honour over, back to work :P ;) Goblin 11:14, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Simple News Part Deux

Hey BG. I was doing some thinking about Simple News, and I think I have an idea which would be pretty neat. The interview section you have is a great idea, but right now it simply seems autobiographical.

What I'm thinking is an Editor Spotlight section in each SN, where we ask an editor to write an autobiographical article. Following that, the interview remains but becomes more in depth and relevant to current events (For instance, a detailed interview on the Image Uploader policy).

Just a thought. I'll be on IRC in about three hours. Cheers!

P.S. Look at my sweet new signature :D DefenseSupportParty 10:16, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

Hey there,
It sounds like a good idea, and could probably be made to work in some way or another! You should probably ping Kennedy about this too though as the QandA section was his idea originally.
Speak on IRC later, and that would be at about 1300 UTC/GMT :P - you were spot on!
And yes, great new sig... where did you get the inspiration from I wonder?!?! :P
Goblin 10:19, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
My signature is totally original[source?] and you can't prove me wrong. :þ DefenseSupportParty 10:27, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
Did you mean to use {{fact}} :P, now it says it needs proving :P Haha! Goblin 10:29, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
I did that ironically! DefenseSupportParty 10:33, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

Icon question

Hey Goblin, are you still in opposition to the icon change? I saw you struck out your vote. Cheers, –obentomusubi 19:59, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

I cba with all the long winded discussion - take it in whatever way you want, but just be bold and do it. This is the whole reason that and WP:IAR etc are here. The discussion is just getting pointless now. Goblin 20:01, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
True. In order to do it, I'm going to need the help of an administrator, though. Do you recommend that I ask one to help me, since technically there is a supermajority in favor? Cheers, –obentomusubi 20:07, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
Yeh, go for it :). If you need help getting someone, just ping me, there's a few on IRC. Ta, Goblin 20:09, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, could you ask some admins any admin to contact me on my talk page? Thanks, –obentomusubi 20:21, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
Oui. Should be someone over soon :). Thanks, Goblin 20:23, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
Thank you! –obentomusubi 20:25, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
No problem. Once he works out which way is up, PeterSymonds will be over. Cheers, Goblin 20:29, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
Hmm... he hasn't contacted me back yet. –obentomusubi 22:31, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
Hmmm... he was pinged and said he would... I'm afraid I can't help any more, i'm on my way out and just signed off IRC for bed, sorry. Goblin 22:33, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
No problem. Thanks, –obentomusubi 22:35, 21 March 2009 (UTC)


Hey, I noticed you marked DYK as inactive. Did I miss something? I was just about to update when I saw the inactive tags everywhere. — RyanCross (talk) 01:15, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Hey, we decided to kill it because it was just becoming too stale and inactive. Whilst there were users such as me and yourself who wished to maintain it, there were simply not enough users nominating hooks for it. If you look at how many closure discussions it had it was unlikely to survive another one, which would have been opened yesterday, and thus it was easier to kill it. It had it's heyday, and it will hopefully live once again once the community become bigger, but it till then I think it should remain dormant. Cheers, Goblin 08:44, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Try again?

Let's try the code again on Common.js. Then, press Ctrl + F5, and see if it works. obentomusubi 19:46, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Ok, it's back in Common.js, lets have a looksy :) Goblin 19:54, 23 March 2009 (UTC)
Hmmm... it works now. Could it be that i'm now in Firefox as opposed to Chrome? I'll just do some cross-browser testing as well. Thanks, Goblin 19:57, 23 March 2009 (UTC)
Okay, coolness. One step ahead of the game! Cheers, obentomusubi 19:59, 23 March 2009 (UTC)
Ok, findings below:
  • Firefox - ☑Y
  • Chrome - ☑Y LOGGED IN ONLY
  • Opera - style="background:#F99;vertical-align:middle;text-align:center;" class="table-no"|No
  • Safari - ☑Y LOGGED IN ONLY
  • IE8 - style="background:#F99;vertical-align:middle;text-align:center;" class="table-no"|No
  • IE7 - ☑Y
I haven't tried Firefox logged out nor have I tried Camino or Netscape. I don't have Netscape and Camino is OS specific for Mac.
These results don't look to promising i'm afraid. I never expected it to work in IE8 as nothing does, but some of the other results are surprising. Further testing is certainly needed before it is fully implemented, which I will carry out tomorrow if that is ok. If the results aren't improved upon then I think we will need to look further into the matter. Regards, Goblin 20:22, 23 March 2009 (UTC)
Also, {{pgood}} and {{pvgood}} still need "broken" new icons. Cheers, Goblin 20:28, 23 March 2009 (UTC)
I'm not good at doing the broken stuff, but my idea was to make it transparent. Like they're almost ready to become ones, but aren't quite there (opaque) yet. So, does the icon thing not look good? Yeesh. obentomusubi 22:30, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Okay, could you add to the Common.js code under the MarginLeft thing 4 or 5px instead of 3px? Thanks! obentomusubi 07:16, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Which article?

Hi there. Which article did you want me to review? Cheers, Razorflame 18:32, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

It's Crich Tramway Village as a possible VGA. Be as critical as needed, I won't take it personally, and i'll do my best to work on everything that is raised ;). Regards, Goblin 18:35, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Reverts to Biltong

Hi, I made some changes to Biltong, and you reverted them without reason. Can you clarify please? Jamsta (talk) 12:23, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Hello Jamsta, please forgive me if I incorrectly reverted your edits to Biltong as I know nothing about the subject, but I felt that they were "test edits" due to the large amount of content change. If I am wrong, then please feel free to revert me and remove the "warning" template. Regards, Goblin 12:35, 25 March 2009 (UTC)
Nope, definitely not test edits - I'm one of the main editors of the main article. I've reverted now. Thanks, Jamsta (talk) 13:04, 25 March 2009 (UTC)
Ok, that's fine :) Sorry for the inconvenience! If you need more help, just ask. Thanks, Goblin 13:05, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Thank you.

Thank you for the welcome. Papercutbiology♫ (talk)) 12:54, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome! If you need any help just let me know :). Welcome to the Simple English Wikipedia community! Goblin 12:55, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Actually, I do have a question. Does Twinkle work with Simple English Wikipedia? :] Thanks again,Papercutbiology♫ (talk)) 12:59, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Certain parts of Twinkle work over here, but need to be added manually which you can find in my .sj file. It's still quite tempramental and it doesn't all work - it's an ongoing process to simplify it and bring it up to scratch with Simple's templates, policies etc. We do have other tools available though such as Rollback and Vandal Warner - a "simpler" version of Twinkle if you will. Thanks, Goblin 13:02, 25 March 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, then. Not exactly interested in playing around with the monobook over here. I'll just use the "undo" I already have rollback rights on the English Wikipedia, and I probably won't be over here very often. Thank you again, Papercutbiology♫ (talk)) 13:08, 25 March 2009 (UTC)
Ok no worries :). If you do change your mind about Rollback then WP:RfR is available, or just ask an admin. Cheers, Goblin 13:10, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks very much for that report! I've taken some strong action against them that will hopefully leave us in peace for a few months. Cheers fr33kman talk 16:58, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

No worries - thanks for the speedy block. Goblin 17:00, 26 March 2009 (UTC)


Not sure I agree with this reversion he he ;) Me being a cool user is a good thing lol :) fr33kman talk 17:28, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Hehe ;). I'm sure we can do something about that... Goblin 17:29, 26 March 2009 (UTC)