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Hi EVula, welcome to Simple English Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. If you decide that you need help, check out the Help section of Wikipedia or leave a message on my talk page. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by typing four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field. Below are some useful links to facilitate your involvement. Happy editing! FrancoGG ( talk ) 21:29, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
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Thanks for adding great images to articles from the Commons! I personally value these kinds of additions to the Simple English Wikipedia! Please continue to do so in the future! Razorflame (contributions) Talk 22:38, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

My pleasure, I love to help out. I'm actually getting them all from a little project over on en.wp; a bot gathered up a bunch of biographical articles and looked to see if they had any images available on Commons, then automatically formatted the links so people can add them to various projects. I've probably done a couple of hundred edits so far on it (I'm surprised at how many times I've been on the Japanese site); my collection of accounts is coming in quite handy for this. :) Check out en:User:BOTijo/Images for biographies for more info. EVula // talk // 22:45, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Have fun[change | edit source]

Have fun going through the pages that I create that don't have a link to the English Wikipedia as you might have some problems doing that (because I create a lot of pages). Cheers, Razorflame 19:47, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Is... is that a challenge? Did you just challenge my interwiki abilities? :D I'm gonna have sooooo much fun now... EVula // talk // 19:49, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
Nope, not a challenge, just a note that I do create a lot of pages. Cheers, Razorflame 19:51, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
Aww... well, I'm still going to have fun. ;)
Unfortunately, my time to work on them right now is limited, but I'm sure I can follow behind you rather quickly. Also keep in mind that I'm not just updating our interwikis here; I'm updating them for all of the articles, and making sure they link back here as well.[1][2][3][4] EVula // talk // 19:53, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
I also do stuff like that sometimes when I create articles. I update the interwikis on pl, ja, and nn when I create them. Not all of the time, though. I'm doing this to up my edit count on those Wikipedias. Cheers, Razorflame 20:00, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
A note, though, if you notice that I am creating articles after about 5 or 6PM CST, you don't need to update the interwiki links as I usually run my bot, Darkicebot, every 20-30 pages or so to have him update them for me Cheers, Razorflame 20:05, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
So noted... but all the asteroid pages you made today have already been interwiki'd. That was fun. :) EVula // talk // 00:13, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

(unindenting) Sorry, but from now on, I will be including the English interwiki link in any page that I create here, so therefore, it won't need to be done here. Sorry, Razorflame 18:34, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

No worries. :) EVula // talk // 18:47, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

IRC[change | edit source]

Can we talk via IRC? Same nick. Synergy 20:09, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

I'll try to jump on at some point, but no clue when that might be; tonight's fairly busy. Same nick for me as well, which is also what I use for AIM (though email works too). EVula // talk // 23:10, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
I just wanted to chat for a few about cross wiki editing. I noticed a reply to Razor a couple threads above, and got interested. Synergy 23:51, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
Jumping on IRC now, but I'm not going to be online for very long. Waiting for someone to show up so we can go move furniture for a friend. EVula // talk // 23:53, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

My RfA[change | edit source]

Thank you for participating in my recent request for adminship, which passed with a total of 21/5. I will try to the best of my abilities to maintain the trust of the community, and I will carefully consider the opposes to learn how to further improve. Cheers, Juliancolton (talk) 14:07, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Hot damn. EVula // talk // 17:52, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

reconfirmation[change | edit source]

I have commented on Majorly's RFCU and decided to abstain after all, and majorly's said sorry. You can if you'd like too (I woul :D) reconsider your vote on my reconfirmation. Thanks, Kind Regards, Yotcmdr =talk to the commander= 22:36, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

My position is unchanged; I'm sorry, but I really don't think that you're ready to be an administrator just yet. EVula // talk // 02:58, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
Ok, thank you. Yotcmdr =talk to the commander= 06:12, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

First impressions[change | edit source]

You've started editing at an unlucky time. There isn't usually this much drama, you've just caught us with our metaphorical trousers down. --Gwib -(talk)- 06:20, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Hehe, no worries; I've been around the block enough times to realize that every wiki has "mood swings" like this from time to time. ;) EVula // talk // 08:57, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
As long as you don't come across anyone with their literal trousers down, you should be fine :) Kennedy (talk) 09:48, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

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Interwiki[change | edit source]

Hey EVula, nice to see you around. Just a quick word to say while you're doing a great job of adding interwiki links to newer pages, there are bots that do that (somewhat onerous) job. I'm sure you know this already and will award me with a nice fat trout, remind me to mind my own business and get on with making some decent articles, but just in case... The Rambling Man (talk) 21:13, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, I realize there are bots, but... damn, I just have fun doing them. :) (yes, I realize that's strange)
Plus, it's a nice way for me to get back into my old wiki-groove; I was inactive for about a month and a half, and so I'm slowly but surely trying to get up to my old activity levels. Interwikis are the easiest way for me to do that, and I (very incidentally) got back into it on Bill Dodgin, Sr., as it was at the very top of RC at the time. EVula // talk // 21:41, 6 April 2009 (UTC)
Awesome. Well, welcome back here. Take it easy. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:43, 6 April 2009 (UTC)


This is definitely something that more than one person has pointed out across various wikis, so I'd like to say something else about it (I hope I don't make it sound like I'm singling you out, TRM), but relying solely on bots isn't always the best idea. I just ran thru several of the new pages, and while bots had updated the interwikis in some languages,[5] they missed others.[6] Not only that, but a manual check can sometimes catch bad interwikis that the bots have applied, but the articles were deleted.[7] Obviously, this is hardly the end of the world, but still, if we're going to have them, they might as well all be correct.

So, yeah, while I'm still a tad bit crazy to enjoy working on interwikis as much as I do, at least it's not all for naught. :) EVula // talk // 04:26, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:RecentChanges[change | edit source]

Good work! I like it a lot more :). Thanks, Goblin 18:43, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! I just tweaked it a bit more... still like it, or did I go too far? :) EVula // talk // 18:44, 21 April 2009 (UTC)
No it's good :D. Goblin 18:47, 21 April 2009 (UTC)
(E/C) I like it too. :) Yotcmdr =talk to the commander= 18:48, 21 April 2009 (UTC)
Yay, glad everyone likes it. :) EVula // talk // 18:49, 21 April 2009 (UTC)
YesY Yep, looks good. –Juliancolton | Talk 18:50, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

I've always been confused by this...[change | edit source]

...why aren't you an admin here? You're an admin everywhere I've seen you except for here. --Dylan620 Review me 18:30, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

Haha, you're the second person today to mention a SE Wikipedia sysop flag to me. It's a good day. :)
I honestly don't feel like I'm consistently active enough here to warrant running. There are already enough people that grumble that I wear too many hats as it is, so I'd rather not give them more to bitch about until I have a significant number of positive contributions to show in response. Plus, I recently came somewhat close to flaming out entirely, so I'm just now getting back into editing on all my usual projects; I'd like to resume active editing on them all (such as the SE Wikiquote) before attempting to expand the number of wikis I work on any further. EVula // talk // 18:36, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

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reverts[change | edit source]

I notice that you are able to revert edits. Is this an admin only tool? Griffinofwales (talk) 23:27, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

Anyone can simply revert edits; you just edit the version before what you're reverting and hit save. However, I'm not an administrator here; you probably mean rollback. EVula // talk // 03:04, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
I'm already a rollbacker, and I'm not even autoconfirmed (shows you how desperate this project is). Thanks for your help. Griffinofwales (talk) 03:23, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
So... what was the point of asking me if you already know about rollback? :)
Also, why do you take the opportunity to insult the project every chance you get? The "desparate" comment certainly comes across as a dig (especially in the context of your original userpage). EVula // talk // 03:31, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
I just got started at simple, and I'm used to en.wikipedia, so Simple looks like an ugly brother next to en.wikipedia. I'm trying to improve my attitude towards the project. About rollback, since in en.wikipedia, Twinkle is live and anybody can use it, nobody ever uses the rollback tool (because Twinkle is better than rollback). The only reason I requested rollback at en. was so I could use Huggle (the best vandal fighter ever!). Since this is a different project, the policies/guidelines are different so I wasn't sure about the tools. I hope you understand. Thanks. Griffinofwales (talk) 03:42, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
You're a 'crat from en! GAAAHHHH!!! I am very sorry if I offended you or the project. Griffinofwales (talk) 03:44, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
No offense taken, don't worry. :) EVula // talk // 05:29, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Messages here Griffinofwales (talk) 16:21, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

I'm watching it, and will respond later; my internet connection just came back on, and there's tons more stuff for me to do. :) EVula // talk // 17:04, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
OK, thanks. I hope I'm not too annoying. Griffinofwales (talk) 17:06, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

It's time...[change | edit source]

...;) Meetare Shappy Cunkelfratz! 00:43, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

Man, you weren't kidding about starting it on the 11th, were you? Just 42 minutes in, I'm impressed. ;) EVula // talk // 00:52, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
  • SupportJuliancolton | Talk 00:53, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
    • I've officially accepted now, but I'll leave it to you to move the comment. ;) EVula // talk // 00:54, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
Hmmm....mabye another day or two would not have hurt? Razorflame 19:29, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
Hmm? The date was largely up to Shappy; he emailed me with a timeframe in mind, and I indicated which one would work better for me. I don't think waiting another day or two would have made much impact, especially considering the fact that it's 20/0/0... EVula // talk // 22:38, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
I know. I was joking :D Cheers, Razorflame 02:21, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks[change | edit source]

:)Juliancolton | Talk 19:24, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Not a problem. :) It's an issue that popped up when I realized the fullurl version wasn't working all the time, so I opted for a regular link; the extra brackets don't do anything, but I'm incredibly nit-picky. EVula // talk // 22:40, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

quick question[change | edit source]

To avoid bothering Juliancolton, I am posting here. You said that I do not have to open a new thread, however Juliancolton said that his talk page was not the place to discuss AIV. What was I supposed to do? Griffinofwales (talk) 18:03, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Discuss it at the AIV talk page? -Djsasso (talk) 18:20, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
FYI We are talking about AIV at en. not the one here. Griffinofwales (talk) 18:22, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
The AIV talk page on enwiki would work, or my user talk page on enwiki as I suggested. EVula // talk // 18:51, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Your RFA[change | edit source]

Congratulations on becoming Simple English Wikipedia's newest administrator. I need offer you no advice, so I guess you should just wait until your t-shirt is delivered. Enjoy the tools. The Rambling Man (talk) 19:31, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

  • Congrats. Barras (talk) 19:32, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Congratulations (I removed the RFA notice from your user page). Griffinofwales (talk) 19:34, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

So... just how disquieting would it be if I suddenly started laughing manically? EVula // talk // // 19:41, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

  • Congrats. Since you're so unfamiliar with the tools, you might want to test on your userpage! –Juliancolton | Talk 19:42, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
    • Nah, I've always found it best to test the delete tool on Main Page. EVula // talk // // 19:44, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
      • Sure, that works too. –Juliancolton | Talk 19:45, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
        • Congrats. /me waits for the Main Page to disappear. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 20:55, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
          • Deleted and restored so quickly it didn't even appear on RC. Damn I'm good. EVula // talk // // 00:50, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

I suppose you can add this to your evidently vast collection of hats. :D  GARDEN  22:16, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Yup, I'm just adding more fuel to that particular fire. :) EVula // talk // // 00:50, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Congratulations! From my count, I've congratulated you on adminship and/or bureucratship around Wikimedia 3 times now... ;-) — RyanCross (talk) 06:29, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks![change | edit source]

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!
Oh bah, this reminds me that I never did any thankspam for my RfA. Bugger. EVula // talk // // 04:49, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

Oversight pre-requisites[change | edit source]

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)

Yes, me, I've read the requirements. You're so amazingly awesome for doing this. EVula // talk // // 18:19, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
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. Oh, and you should get out more... talking to yourself on a wiki - whatever next....! The Rambling Man (talk) 18:23, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
Fire away!
This is actually not the worst case of talking to myself on-wiki that I've had. I can't remember where (I think on enwiki), but I once fullfilled my own {{Editprotected}} request that I'd filed a couple of weeks before my RfA. EVula // talk // // 18:24, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
I lol'd :) Kennedy (talk • changes). (I ♥ MC8) 19:20, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
Found it.[8] :) EVula // talk // // 19:28, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

Chris G bot and your recent change[change | edit source]

Your recent change to WP:RFA has broken Chris G Bot's Rfx table, as per the note I left on Chris G's talk page (diff). Just letting you know as a courtesy. EhJJTALK 12:52, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

Bizarre, I don't see why it would break things. EVula // talk // // 15:03, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

Oh hey[change | edit source]

I saw you in RC

So you are an admin here too?


That's cool

Bye

PirateSmackK (talk) 16:14, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

Yup, I am. EVula // talk // // 18:15, 6 June 2009 (UTC)
FYI that's not me. Maybe someone from WR or something. (and I'm amazed to see I've got copycats on there :S)--PirateSmackK (talk) 01:11, 7 June 2009 (UTC)
I'll let a CU know that we've got an impersonator running amuck. EVula // talk // // 04:32, 7 June 2009 (UTC)
So what did they say, the CUs? --PirateSmackK (talk) 08:43, 3 July 2009 (UTC)
Totally slipped my mind. I'll try to do it after the holiday weekend. EVula // talk // // 16:35, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

If you run for the CU elections you could do that yourself but my account is probably stale now hahahahPirateSmackK (talk) 03:42, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

Interlanguage links[change | edit source]

Hello, and thanks for the welcome message! I noticed you have a robot (or manually assisted robot) for adding interwiki links. I noticed it works in many languages (at least in: bg, ca, cs, fi, fr, mk, ru, zh — but I guess there are many more). My question is: In case you have time, can I make a list of pages (from WP:EN) that need updates in interwiki, on other languages? For example I added the interlanguage links at en:Template:Malaysia-stub, but I did not updated the interlanguage links at the other languages: ar, ja, fi, zh. Regards, Ark25 (talk) 16:28, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

Actually, I don't have a robot of any sort; all my interwiki stuff is done by hand. (and as a result, I work in all the languages, regardless of project).
However, if you do up any list of interwiki work that needs to be done, I'll be more than happy to take care of them. For some very, very, very strange reason, I enjoy working on them. :) EVula // talk // // 17:05, 7 June 2009 (UTC)
Funny, the strange reason affects me to. I like to have at least 10 edits on all languages. Maybe that's called curiosity, apetite to learn? Who knows. Thanks, when I'll need help, I'll ask for it. Happy editing ! Ark25 (talk) 20:50, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

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Revert.[change | edit source]

Hey.

I was going to revert those edits but I wasn't sure if they meant anything to Ryan or AE. I couldn't make sense of what he was getting at. Thanks!--Gordonrox24 (talk) 22:24, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

I figured that it wasn't relevant to either, since he posted it in the middle of the talk pages and also posted it at Wikipedia talk:Requests for deletion/Requests/2008/Carlos Nemer. Felt pretty comfortable with shooting that one down. EVula // talk // // 22:26, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
Yep. Looks ok.--Gordonrox24 (talk) 22:27, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Hi,

I am pretty comfortable with the truth. Prof. Carlos Nemer´s article should never be erased sinec he is a very distinct scientist in Brazil. You guys should be more responsible and stop playing around. knowledge and information is something very important.

regards

Polimatrix — This unsigned comment was added by 201.78.251.214 (talk • changes).

...okay. EVula // talk // // 04:03, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

Vandalism[change | edit source]

Thank you :) I was getting ready to ask a steward. NonvocalScream (talk) 05:33, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

Glad I swung by; I was considering going to bed instead. ;) EVula // talk // // 05:34, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

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Yotcmdr =talk to the commander= 08:21, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

Flameviper[change | edit source]

I heard people are getting unbanned from en. maybe I have a chance. Can you go and start an unban thread for me on ANI? --PirateSmackK (talk) 17:52, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

No. EVula // talk // // 16:24, 12 July 2009 (UTC)
Since my initial response was probably a bit too spartan, I'll explain: Flameviper's ban was two years ago, so it's reasonable to be giving it a second look now. Yours isn't even two months old. EVula // talk // // 16:31, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

December is not too far but Aitias has disabled talk page editing in my block settings too pls remove that kthxPirateSmackK (talk) 04:09, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

Remind me about it when the protection expires. EVula // talk // // 04:41, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

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This week's song is Teenage Kicks (by The Undertones). There are 3 versions: One with Yot singing, the second with BG singing and the third with both singing. Drums by BG, Guitar and Bass by Yot. The Holiday cover which was deleted can now be found here.
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GoblinBot3 (talk) 12:02, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

notification[change | edit source]

I was reading Shappy's article in Simple News #10 and it mentioned Oversight elections in August. Since Oversightship requires 30 users to vote (which is a high number here), could you please notify me when the elections begin so I can vote. You can leave me a note at my talk page here, and the system will send me an e-mail, or you can leave me a note at my en.wp talk page (located here). Thanks, Griffinofwales (talk) 16:19, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

I'll try to remember to leave you a note, but my memory is historically and epically bad. EVula // talk // // 16:50, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

Simple News: Issue Eleven[change | edit source]

The Simple News
Issue Eleven
3rd August 2009

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In his fourth article, Pmlinediter talks about Oversight, DYK and more

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Swine Flu update

As of Sunday 3th August 2009 188,139 cases of Swine Flu have been confirmed. 1265 people have now died from it.


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This weeks interview is with Barras.

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Pmlineditor 10:14, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

Oversight[change | edit source]

Please go ahead and add your candidacy. I set no end date. We need at least two elected. Good luck and thanks, NonvocalScream (talk) 01:05, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

I just got in from a very long evening, so I'll do it tomorrow. :) EVula // talk // // 07:17, 8 August 2009 (UTC)
 Done Ah, sleep, you're so wonderful... EVula // talk // // 17:35, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Famous Americans[change | edit source]

You are invited to join the WikiProject Famous Americans. The objective of this project is to determine what the 30-50 most important American biographies are, making sure the pages of those people are written well, and in addition serve as a one-stop shop for a 2nd or 3rd grader looking for a Famous American to do a biography report on. Please sign up with it here so it can become a full-fledged project! Purplebackpack89 (talk) 21:13, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

At the moment, I'm a bit too busy, but I'll give it another look in a few weeks. EVula // talk // // 04:30, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

OS account[change | edit source]

Hi EVula. You created on simple the oversight account (User:Oversight). Can you please send me or Majorly the password, that we can take over this account? Thanks Barras || talk 14:39, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

I was actually planning on just updating the email address for the account once there was a mailing list address for reports to be sent to. If you'd rather it be in an actual OS's hands, though, no problem. (after I change the password so that it doesn't match my own, of course :P) EVula // talk // // 16:30, 15 August 2009 (UTC)
We don't have a mailing list atm... Barras || talk 16:42, 15 August 2009 (UTC)
Well, that's one of several things that needs to happen, in addition to Wikipedia:Oversight becoming more than just a soft redirect.
In the meantime, I've fired off an email to the English oversight list asking what needs to happen so we can have a SE mailing list. EVula // talk // // 16:57, 15 August 2009 (UTC)
Excuse my jumping in, but a list may well be overkill with two/three Oversighters. They can easily be contacted via Special:EmailUser, and also communicate with each other. In order to get a mailing list, you'll need to show that there is consensus for a such a list within the community and then go and file a bug. Hope this helps. Goblin 16:59, 15 August 2009 (UTC) I ♥ Kennedy!
Thanks, I agree. A mailing list is not really needed. Barras || talk 17:00, 15 August 2009 (UTC)
Eh, I disagree, but that's primarily because I'm so used to getting oversight requests from the enwiki mailing list. If they go to a central location, you can better keep track of what is (and isn't) getting taken care of. I don't think on-wiki consensus is needed just to set up a mailing list, but I'm not sure of that, so *shrug* EVula // talk // // 17:03, 15 August 2009 (UTC)
From the mailing list: "Hi EVula - I think what needs to happen is that Cary arranges for it to be created...so that would be after Wikimedia, as our beloved Volunteer Coordinator is off gallivanting on holidays right now. It's a good idea, glad to know that other wikis are getting into this business." EVula // talk // // 17:08, 15 August 2009 (UTC)
Still not 100% convinced that's right - Mailman is looked after by the devs as opposed to anyone else, so it would need to go through BZ and they are generally quite strict about handing MLs out. Still, if you can get one, great :D. Goblin 17:11, 15 August 2009 (UTC) I ♥ Fr33kman!
  • Hi EVula! Welcome in the simple Wiki oversighter team. I guess, that you know your first task :) Please request the overighter mailing list for this wiki (see here). I hope you know how, because I am not sure what I have to fill in. Best Barras || talk 06:32, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
    Ah, specific instructions, that's something nobody had pointed at before. :) Will do. EVula // talk // // 14:29, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
    bugzilla:20337 EVula // talk // // 14:49, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

Re:Pointless Notifcation[change | edit source]

Ok, yes, thanks. It was automatically done in Twinkle, I'll just uncheck the box. :P иιƒкч? 05:58, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

Groovy, thanks. :) EVula // talk // // 06:00, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

Supression[change | edit source]

Please hide a recent inappropriate edit summary at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard. Thank you! Mythdon (talkchanges) 06:27, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

Done, but email is better than posting about it on-wiki. (for future reference) EVula // talk // // 16:09, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
Okay, thank you! Mythdon (talkchanges) 20:18, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

recent attacker[change | edit source]

I'm 99.99% sure he's an open proxy, which means 1 yr blocks plus. {{openproxy}} Griffinofwales (talk) 04:50, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

and now confirmed. Bsadowski is bringing the evidence. Griffinofwales (talk) 04:50, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
Getting there. I don't need to revist the block for a full 24 hours before it wears off, there's no rush. EVula // talk // // 04:51, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Presidential election :o)[change | edit source]

 Done. NonvocalScream (talk) 02:05, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

Hehe, thanks. I wasn't entirely sure what to do with it, but I did at least know that we shouldn't be saying who was going to be running... EVula // talk // // 02:23, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

Simple News Issue 12[change | edit source]

The Simple News
Issue Twelve
26th October 2009

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Fr33kman talks about his latest initiatives for his debut article...
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GoblinBot3 (talk) 08:49, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

Hello thar[change | edit source]

I'm back to active again and created a bunch of articles hopefully you're doing well. There may be someone;s socks on enwiki or elsewhere imperosnating my name but its not me. Kbye. --PirateSmackKArrrr! 18:35, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Simple News Issue 13[change | edit source]

The Simple News
Issue Thirteen
9th November 2009

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  • The QandA. Every month, a user will be interviewed by a member of the Simple News team. This idea was started by Kennedy. Interviews are generally taking by a member of the Simple News Team - to date this has included Bluegoblin7, Kennedy, Pmlinediter, Juliancolton and Yotcmdr.

This weeks interview is with Fr33kman.

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GoblinBot3 (talk) 00:00, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Simple News Issue 14[change | edit source]

The Simple News
Issue Fourteen
23rd November 2009

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We Are One! Simple News is now One Year Old, and we would like to thank all of the Simple English Wikipedia contributors who have helped with it during this time. As we move into our second year please continue to send in your contributions, and let's try to develop Simple News further!

On that note, please do continue to submit articles, QandAs and the like. You may have noticed that recent Issues have been fairly bare - and the only way that will change will be with your help.

Thank You!

Goblin, On Behalf of the Simple News Team. 15:17, 24 November 2009 (UTC) I ♥ Fr33kman!

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--Barras (de) (talk) 22:39, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

Simple News Issue 15[change | edit source]

The Simple News
Issue Fifteen
7th December 2009

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Yottie =talk= 20:01, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

Simple News Issue 16[change | edit source]

The Simple News
Issue Sixteen
4th January 2010

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Juliancolton | Talk 21:34, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

Are you active[change | edit source]

Are you still active here? I cant edit my enwiki talkpage..PirateSmackKArrrr! 14:33, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

I just checked your block settings and yes, it appears that you can't edit your enwiki talk page. Considering the fact that you're banned there, that's not terribly surprising. You've only been banned for six months there, so I think it's a bit premature to open your talk page back up; pester me about this again closer to June. EVula // talk // // 17:43, 16 January 2010 (UTC)
That sounds logical (the talk page thingy) but why another 6 months?
Oh, and you are a film actor? o_O I always thought you were a lady until recently when I saw your picture on twitter.:O Geek! :D --PirateSmackKArrrr! 16:06, 17 January 2010 (UTC)
In another six months, you'll have been gone a year; that's a good amount of time for you to request your ban be reexamined (which I would assume is why you want to be able to post to your talk page again).
As for the acting, nope, it's all just local theatre. And yes, I'm very much a guy, as the beard in that picture shows. :) EVula // talk // // 18:44, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

Simple News: Issue Seventeen[change | edit source]

The Simple News
Issue Seventeen
1st March 2010

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QandA
  • The QandA. Every month, a user will be interviewed by a member of the Simple News team. This idea was started by Kennedy. Interviews are generally taking by a member of the Simple News Team - to date this has included Bluegoblin7, Kennedy, Pmlineditor, Shappy and Yotcmdr.

This weeks interview is with Nifky?.

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Pmlineditor  12:50, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

Simple News: Issue Eighteen[change | edit source]

The Simple News
Issue Eighteen
13th March 2010

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QandA
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This week, there are two interviews, with Bsadowski1 and CR90.

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User Articles
Pmlineditor talks about P(V)GA and WikiProjects in his fifth Simple News article.

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

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Simple News: Issue Nineteen[change | edit source]

The Simple News
Issue Nineteen
20th March 2010

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  • The QandA. Every week, one or more users will be interviewed by a member of the Simple News team. This idea was started by Kennedy. Interviews are generally taken by a member of the Simple News Team - to date this has included Bluegoblin7, Kennedy, Pmlineditor, Shappy and Yotcmdr.

This week, there are two interviews, with Classical Esther and Peterdownunder.

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Pmlineditor talks about This Week in History and Simple News itself in his sixth Simple News article.

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

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PmlineditorBot (report errors) 11:25, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

Simple News Issue 20[change | edit source]

The Simple News
Issue Twenty
29th March 2010

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Yottie talks about the new Stub Cup to try and eradicate them from SEWP.
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This week our interview is with Jamesofur.

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

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GoblinBot3 (talk) 15:32, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Simple News Issue 21[change | edit source]

The Simple News
Issue Twenty One
5th April 2010

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Happy Easter!
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Happy Easter from everyone on the Simple News Team!
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Simple News: Issue 21[change | edit source]

The Simple News
Issue Twenty-one
29th March 2010

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Pmlineditor talks of the new Stub Cup and much more in his seventh article.
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The Commander's Choice

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Pmlineditor  10:38, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

Thanks[change | edit source]

Thanks for the welcome and the page deletion. E2eamon (talk) 22:45, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

Simple News Issue 24[change | edit source]

The Simple News
Issue Twenty Four
12th June 2010

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Simple News: Issue 25[change | edit source]

The Simple News
Issue Twenty Five
15th November 2010

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This month sees the return of Simple News after several months of inactivity. The Did you know project is looking for more hooks and active participants.
Wikipedia turns 10, find out where the birthday events are taking place and join us in celebrating the birth of the world's best free collection of knowledge.
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Grunny (talk) 11:29, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

Service Award[change | edit source]

This editor is a Journeyman Editor and is entitled to display this Wikipedia Little Red Book.

For some one who has many roles on may wikis, it is about time your contributions here were awarded, so here it is, the Little red Book. Congratulations, Peterdownunder (talk) 11:24, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Haha, awesome! I wish I wasn't so busy so I could be more active, but thanks just the same. :) EVula // talk // // 18:22, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Adminship[change | edit source]

How did you become an Admin? Also is it possible in any way for me to become one? — This unsigned comment was added by Boredsohere (talk • changes).

I'd recommend reading Wikipedia:Criteria for administratorship; that's the simplest explanation for how to become an administrator.
As for how I became an admin, it helped that I was already an admin on a few other wikis. EVula // talk // // 16:31, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

Rights removal[change | edit source]

In accordance with Wikipedia:Inactive administrators your rights have been removed. If you do become active again in the future you may go through a new RfA to receive them back. Thanks for your service. -DJSasso (talk) 15:43, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

Wow, it honestly doesn't seem like it's been that long, but the logs don't lie. *shrug* Maybe at some point I'll get to be more active. EVula // talk // 16:06, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

Second RfA[change | edit source]

(originally posted under #reconfirmation above, but I'm spinning it off into a separate thread)

Yours failed too even after I gave you a positive vote & you'll notice my pie-chart http://toolserver.org/~Tparis/pcount/index.php?name=ONaNcle&lang=simple&wiki=wikipedia is quite similar to yours (with more than 200 deleted changes for me) and your failure makes me easy not to submit a third RfA. ONaNcle (talk) 06:37, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, I personally wish it had gone differently (which is a pretty obvious statement...) since I do believe in the whole "net gain" thing, but at the same time... eh. Part of it is that I know how many times I've seen stuff tagged for speedy deletion when I pop thru and scan RC, but there's no way for that to reflect in my contribs. A damned-if-you-do-damned-if-you-don't sort of situation. One could look at my edit count for Wikiquote and see that I'm relatively "inactive" there (barely 130 edits over a three months span), but then look at my logs and you see a few hundred administrative items (which is what I was thinking would happen here).
Eh, oh well. It's not like I don't have plenty of other things to occupy my time; now I at least don't have to feel bad if I prioritize another project over this one. :) EVula // talk // 09:47, 30 December 2012 (UTC)
I've been close to inactive for the last couple of years (though apparently just active enough to keep my bit) but I know you would have done a good job and was disappointed that I didn't get to vote in favor of you in time. Kansan (talk) 09:53, 30 December 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, I thought about leaving it open for a bit longer, but didn't see it turning around anytime soon, and while I can shrug off most comments (though don't get me started with how stupid I think the "hat collecting" argument is), it's still a bit disheartening. Not exactly what I wanted to have up in the air going into the new year. :) EVula // talk // 01:58, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
I'm the one who has transferred many Simple entries from the English language into my own French language ; this job is now done ; but a place you could feel more useful than here, because my English is poor, is where I was transferring entries now looking different ; being a bureaucrat on this outside Foundation wiki, I trust you enough to give you (no votes there) admin rights as soon as you say you need them. ONaNcle (talk) 10:49, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
Beats me how you think that 100 edits since mid-2010 somehow qualifies you for taking the admin tools just because you're active in other places, or you've noticed QD tags in RC. Probably not your intention but it comes across arrogant. Try being a bit more active, eh? Kennedy (talk) 12:03, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
Definitely not my intention to come across as arrogant. I usually don't let my ego run amuck like that, WP:EVULA aside. ;) EVula // talk // 15:39, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
*Like* :P Kennedy (talk) 15:46, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

I do apologize if our talking comes across arrogant only because I felt your hat story was off-topic. Imho People with 100 or 1000 or even 100 000 edits could be good contributors but proving themselves bad bureaucrats. To judge EVula abilities I use only one criteria ONaNcle (talk) 12:22, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

Firstly, whats up with all the bolding and italics in all of your posts? It makes things difficult to read when you seem to randomly italic words for some obscure reason. Secondly, my hat collecting comment is clearly not off-topic as it is in reference to his request to be an administrator. And thirdly your criteria is hardly supportive of the candidate. Anyone can share logs, take mine for example. My logs run onto 2 pages with a list of 500, whereas the candidates barely runs onto two pages set to a list of 300, and it still hardly shows a great deal of activity. Not trying to compare, just saying your logs mean little... Kennedy (talk) 12:45, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
(ec)What criteria might that be? In the year before EVula lost their flag they made less than 35 log entries (since you are pointing to their log I assume that is the criteria). That is just under 3 a month...not all that active. EVula is a great editor but an admin has to be active here, they aren't. If they become active they will be an admin again I am sure. -DJSasso (talk) 12:48, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

Operation jonathan[change | edit source]

The article you supported deletion of (here) has under gone a full cleanup. You may want to review the article and decide if you still support its deletion. --Creol(talk) 18:23, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Fantastic job! I've adjusted my RfD comment accordingly. EVula // talk // 19:33, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Figure[change | edit source]

do u prefer i use the word "figure" or "person" instead? PassaMethod (talk) 16:58, 26 January 2013 (UTC)