User talk:Eptalon

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CU[change source]

I posted a RFCU at checkuser page. --Tsugaru Let's Talk! :) 🍁 21:18, 13 December 2020 (UTC)

Veva Play[change source]

Excuse me my article was Marked for deletion Veva Play i believe you made a mistake the reason was because it wasn't notable. this need to be discussed Eptalon Veva Play is a popular chart that needs to be added to the simple english wiki foundation.

Hello, given your comments I have restored the page, and marked it for deletion. Please do not remove the RfD template, as this will not interrupt or stop the process. Feel free to leave your comment at the discussion page.--Eptalon (talk) 18:01, 20 December 2020 (UTC)

Wikipedia translation of the week: 2020-52[change source]

Newbie[change source]

Thanks for the helpful thusfar - is there a tool on Simple. that scans an article and highlights any words not on a basic wordlist, proposing alternatives and such? I'm actually finding it quite difficult to write this, lol HaltlosePersonalityDisorder (talk) 19:45, 23 December 2020 (UTC)

Personally, I am not a fan of word lists. I think the essence of SEWP is different: Try to make simple sentences that are easy to understand, and explain well. And look at the links I posted on your talk page. All I can point ot is articles such as Color blindness or Evolution, to see examples of the best we have. It will take time and also some training to get into it. So: thank you for your contributions, and keep up the good work you do. --Eptalon (talk) 19:58, 23 December 2020 (UTC)
And it's equally intended to be for children, for people for whom English is not a primary language, and for those with simpler vocabularies simultaneously? I just ask because I noticed while linking BDSM from Haltlose personality disorder that it has a rather sexually explicit image with prominent genitals, etc...which seemed odd when I'm trying to write in child-like terms on SEWP. Also is there a tool that will "import" the references that are currently labelled as undefined, from en. if I point it there? Think I'm finally done, lol. HaltlosePersonalityDisorder (talk) 20:17, 23 December 2020 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) @HaltlosePersonalityDisorder: Simple English Wikipedia is for anyone whose English is not advanced. That includes children, but it's important to know that Wikipedia is not censored. It is the responsibility of a child's parent or guardian to control what media the child consumes. --Auntof6 (talk) 21:42, 23 December 2020 (UTC)
@HaltlosePersonalityDisorder: Please note that we live in an age where all kinds of different information is readily available. With only a little effort you'll find images/videos of naked people, or of almost any kind of sexual practice that you can imagine. Also, cultural values vary around the world. A well-chosen image can be used to illustrate a concept. Looking at BDSM, what would you expect to find? - It's bondage, and submission, so: naked men/women, with a collar, or other kind of restraint. Look at what other Wikipedias have, and you'll find the images are similar. So where exactly is the problem?--Eptalon (talk) 09:29, 24 December 2020 (UTC)
Main image on en. is just a headshot with a collar, same with German, Arabic is just a flag, Bulgarian is a distant shot wearing pants, Spanish is just a head, Indonesian just a head, Romanian just a head....only SEWP thinks it should be a giant penis. None of them have an image so explicit, muchless as their main image, muchless so large, all of which is sidestepping the fact that SEWP has more focus on children as a target demographic than other WPs (for example having a specific editing policy on "For children" included in the welcome text you put on my talkpage, etc HaltlosePersonalityDisorder (talk) 21:54, 24 December 2020 (UTC)
German-language Wikipedia (we would probably call that article a good article) also has explicit images, for example a woman with a spreader bar, or a man in rope bondage. - You can't search for some terminology that is inherently sexual in nature, and then expect to not find content that isn't sexualized. Look at Nudity: It contains several images of naked people (or groups of naked people), but none of the pictures has sexual connotations. So, I really don't see where the problem is.--Eptalon (talk) 09:30, 25 December 2020 (UTC)

Happy Holidays![change source]

Зима Савинац 1.jpg Merry Christmas Eptalon

Hi Eptalon, I wish you and your family a very
Merry Christmas (if you celebrate it)/holiday season
and a very happy and healthy New Year,
Thank you for all your contributions to the Simple English Wikipedia :),
   --IWI (talk) 21:55, 23 December 2020 (UTC)

Closure of Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2020/Varun Rakesh Avasthi[change source]

The version of the article that was previously discussed at RfD (9 December) is significantly different from this version of the article. Please allow the RfD process to run its course. Chenzw  Talk  12:08, 26 December 2020 (UTC)

Macdonald-ross deleted the article, I simply closed and moved the request...--Eptalon (talk) 12:10, 26 December 2020 (UTC)
I have undone Macdonald-ross' quick-deletion, and rolled back my changes to the RfD discussion page. Before you ask: Digicodes (India) is in the same situation.--Eptalon (talk) 12:17, 26 December 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, since I am not the nominator for the Digicodes RfD, I am going to undo that one too, and let it run for a few more days so that we can actually have a proper RfD on record for future G4s. Chenzw  Talk  12:21, 26 December 2020 (UTC)

Digicodes (India)[change source]

  • Request semi-protection for 1 week so the AFD and Disputed tag will stay. --Tsugaru Let's Talk! :) 🍁 21:14, 26 December 2020 (UTC)
    Semi-protected for a week...--Eptalon (talk) 21:28, 26 December 2020 (UTC)

Request for adminship[change source]

Hi, Eptalon. I made a request for adminship at WP:RFA. Please go to Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/ScrapheapNinjaShuriken77. Thank you. ScrapheapNinjaShuriken77 (talk) 16:22, 27 December 2020 (UTC)

Wikipedia translation of the week: 2020-53[change source]

Hello[change source]

Stop Deleting My Articles Kat885 (talk) 15:37, 29 December 2020 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) No-one owns an article. The reason articles you created may have been deleted is because it meets deletion policy. Belwine💬📜 15:41, 29 December 2020 (UTC)
@Kat885: Helo there, we do have a policy that allows anyone to contribute to Wikipedia. This also includes the possibility of improving articles created by others. It also means that No one owns any articles. If this poses a problem for you you should probably stop contributing here. Oh, and for the deletion of articles: There are certain criteria an article must meet; articles that do not meet them, will be deleted.--Eptalon (talk) 16:16, 29 December 2020 (UTC)

RfCU[change source]

Could you please check a new account added at RfCU? Thanks in advance. --IWI (talk) 17:03, 29 December 2020 (UTC)

There is now another that has popped up. Could you check it against the other accounts? Thanks. --IWI (talk) 18:14, 29 December 2020 (UTC)

Hi[change source]

Able to come on to IRC for a while now? Thanks much. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 11:54, 31 December 2020 (UTC)

"Encoding"[change source]

See my protest on Aunt's talk page. If we can have a quite good and extensive page on ASCII without using "encoding", why do we need that complex word at all? Beware of words that sound important but say no more than simple words. We've moved beyond Ogden, but his principles were good. Macdonald-ross (talk) 11:07, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

  • I just wrote Character encoding. I know it's a stub, and probably a lot can be added. Note however: it is not limited to computing: Ships have used flags to send messages, probably for hundreds of years. (Yes, I also wrote Flag alphabet). --Eptalon (talk) 11:28, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

Flood[change source]

Would you please add flood flag to my account for around 40-50 minutes? I am gonna copy a bunch of User files from enwiki. --PratyyaG  ·  Talk  11:34, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

flop not simple[change source]

Everytime I use the word flop for bad performances in certain movies, I get reminded that the word isn't simple. How come the word ain't simple? Angela Kate Maureen 23:42, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

Hello Angela, as you probably know I am not a native English speaker. From what I see, I'd say 'flop' is common, when people talk about movies or media, or perhaps even perfoming arts (like plays in a theatre). When I look at the alternatives (searching for synonyms), the only thing I see that could probably pass as simple would be 'failure'. That has the problem that its not specific enough. Personally, I'd suggest you continue to use 'flop'. But get a second opinion of a native speaker. --Eptalon (talk) 00:31, 4 January 2021 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) @Tropical Storm Angela: Native speaker here. When used in the context of how successful something is, flop is slang or jargon, neither of which is a simple use of language. (Entertainment reporting in particular is full of jargon.) You can see that meaning marked as informal in Wiktionary. Also, the main meaning of flop is to fall heavily, so the word has multiple meanings. When reasonably possible, it's good to avoid words that have multiple meanings, especially if the way you want to use it isn't the primary meaning. Instead of saying something like "the movie flopped at the box office," I would say something like "the movie didn't make much money." Even saying something like "the movie didn't do well at the box office" can confuse people who are learning English because that use of box office is figurative. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:16, 4 January 2021 (UTC)

Wikipedia translation of the week: 2021-01[change source]

Flood2[change source]

Hi Eptalon. Please may I have the flood permission for the next 12 minutes or so? I'm just doing lots of minor edits on articles in this list. These minor edits will just be capital letter corrections (coat of arms -> Coat of arms). This is just so I don't flood the recent changes page. Many thanks, Belwine💬📜 21:48, 6 January 2021 (UTC)

To add to this, I'll also be doing edits where I add captions (it will just be adding the caption "Coat of arms", nothing significant still). Belwine💬📜 21:59, 6 January 2021 (UTC)
Hi, I don't need this flood permission anymore. Many thanks, Belwine💬📜 22:30, 6 January 2021 (UTC)

User:[change source]

Should be blocked for 1 week for vandialism on Peter Cushing. [1] and [2]and check [3] as well before blocking. Already reported to WP:VIP.KP (talk) 09:10, 7 January 2021 (UTC)

:::Thank you for blocking.KP (talk) 09:50, 7 January 2021 (UTC)

Request for Rollback[change source]

Sir I had made a request for rollback at WP:RFR#Rollback. Please look into my consideration.KP (talk) 11:05, 8 January 2021 (UTC)

Agra division[change source]

Hi. QD was requested to make way for move from "Agra Division", which is to sync the page name was enwiki's and it's the only page in category:Divisions of Uttar Pradesh that has a uppercase. --Minorax (talk) 11:44, 9 January 2021 (UTC)

Moved the page, thats for telling me. --Eptalon (talk) 11:54, 9 January 2021 (UTC)

Wikipedia translation of the week: 2021-02[change source]

User:[change source]

User should be blocked indefinitely for vandalism after two final warnings.KP (talk) 07:24, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @TTP1233: Only logged in accounts are blocked indefinitely, as IP addresses can change and will eventually be used by someone else. WP:VIP is the best place to report vandals, instead of admin's individual talk pages. --IWI (talk) 08:00, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
I also reported there before, but again the user IP is doing vandalism at Robots (2005 movie). So in emergency I had done that.KP (talk) 08:15, 14 January 2021 (UTC)