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URGENT HELP NEEDED[change source]

My original account was called User:Reri Horlockon but that was hacked by the 63 vandal and blocked. It was hacked in June, although I can not remember vandlizing Archer7's page, which was before than. PLEASE UNBLOCK. The vandal has been range blocked so it should be safe to do so.

Welcome to Simple! I hope you are happy editing here and being a Wikipedian. Some helpful pages to start you off are Wikipedia:Useful, Help:Contents and Wikipedia:Policy.

If you want to meet and talk with other members, you can visit our version of the "village pump" at Wikipedia:Simple talk. Just remember that you should sign your messages on Talk pages by typing "~~~~" (four tildes) at the end of your words.

We have a special page that describes how to write Simple English articles. If you want some ideas of which pages to work on, read Wikipedia:Requested articles. -- Netoholic @ 21:28, 13 December 2005 (UTC)

What happens here?

I'm new[change source]

Hello. I'm new user of simple english wikipedia. If I do anything wrong, please tell me about this. Thanks :) Darth Kalwejt 22:50, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

Admin[change source]

Hello friend. As you can see in Wikipedia:Administrators, Angela, Netoholic, and Ricky81682 are the only syops we have here. I want to be a syop and I requested it a week ago. Please say if you support or oppose my nomination. -- aflm 00:40, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

Question[change source]

Hi there, I see you contributing a lot and just have a question. I see a lot of templates being edited or created that aren't on the Templates page. Is it supposed to be like that or should I start adding them? Archer7 11:05, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

English[change source]

Do you not like actual English then? Would you prefer that the international be overridden by the American? 65.95.228.43 19:51, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

Elche[change source]

Elche is Elx in catalan, Elche in spanish, french, english, etc. The majority of the Elche's population has the spanish like her mother tongue, not the catalan, because of that is Elche in all the foreign languages.

Some people, at least, at EN apparently disagree: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elx And DE: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elx But I purposely didn't change it since there seem to be arguments for both. Freshstart 03:23, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

Vandalism[change source]

Thanks for all your help. Sorry I took so long, but everything should be clear by now. Also, Aflm's also an admin now so he can help if needed. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 07:30, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

Go ahead and add speedy tags, although I'm not sure how fast we are at deleting nonsense. There are some where it really does need a vote (a question of whether it's worthy of being an article should be voted on, for example) and we'll put it at Wikipedia:Requests for deletion for discussion. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 07:41, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

British English[change source]

I'm not sure what part of that edit you mean by "correcting British English to American English... It must be "learnt" v. "learned"...? If so, did not realize one was "British" and one was "American" spelling; in fact I'm not sure that is the case... I think both spellings are used in both countries, actually... I just felt that "learned" is preferable as it is slightly more literary and less colloquial than "learnt", especially in an article about literacy...! ("Learnt" to me just sounds kind of hokey, like "I learnt how to read when I was 6") Blockinblox 17:41, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

212.219.82.35[change source]

The IP 212.219.82.35 - the weird one with the self-reversion is a school IP, my school IP. A friend vandalises, I spotted it and reverted without logging in. I recommend blocking, it's already blocked of EN and they won't stop until we are blocked. Minimise the damage, I'll sort out the rest.

I'll still be able to edit from home, it's just a shame there's sad (insert word here) like that setting out to ruin it. Archer7 13:33, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

I know you're not an admin, I just thought I'd better let you know what was going on as you were reverting the majority of the edits from the IP. I finally managed to 'talk down ' the main vandal, but now another one has started following his example. There was at one point quite a large group vandalising EN, I don't want that to happen over here. Archer7 17:22, 9 February 2006 (UTC)
My worst was User:MrCrandal. 45mins. Archer7 17:24, 9 February 2006 (UTC)
I normally spend quite a while reverting vandalism too, I personally think that it should be no editing for anonymous users. Another good way of stopping vandals is unplugging the mouse/keyboard. User:Netoholic can't block them without blocking me by the way, according to his talk page if you haven't seen it. Archer7 22:58, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

English Wiktionary vs. Simple English Wiktionary[change source]

I actually wouldn't be against having both wiktionaries as links on the pages we have here (and I would be forever in your debt if you could get Netoholic to agree to that idea), because although I favor SEWikt as being much more useful for our readers here, I am all for giving the reader as many options and as much information as possible. Happy editing! --Cromwellt|talk 22:39, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

IM[change source]

I ended up moving Instant messenger (minus the speedy deletion revisions). I added interwiki links and then redirected Instant message to Instant messaging. -- Netoholic @ 07:43, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

A favor to ask[change source]

I have a favor I'd like to ask on behalf of the project -- would you please nominate yourself for adminship on Wikipedia:Administrators, if you're willing? -- Netoholic @ 06:20, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

  • Yeah, the vandals were pretty thick that first day I was admin, I made over 30 deletions of nonsense pages, but half of those were redirected user and user-talk pages from that puppy guy! Blockinblox 12:39, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

Comment requested[change source]

Hi Freshstart! I would like your comment on Wikipedia talk:Simple English Wikipedia#Policy issue because you are a hard worker here and may soon be an administrator and the discussion is directly related to how Simple English Wikipedia is or should be run. You've also mentioned some ideas on links to SEWiktionary before, so that makes this discussion even more relevant to you. It is also related to Wikipedia talk:What Wikipedia is not, where I wouldn't mind knowing your opinion as well. Thanks! --Cromwellt|talk 20:48, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

Babel[change source]

Any further comments regarding Wikipedia:Babel, or can I take your silence as agreement and just boldy go for it? --Cromwellt|talk 23:09, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

If you could just give me a quick comment regarding Babel, I'll feel free to do what I think should be done with it, in accordance with our conversation and my final comment there. Comments from others are welcome, too. --Cromwellt|talk 22:43, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
Now that other people are involved in whether or not to use language names in English over at Wikipedia:Babel (talk), plus we have a survey (which seems to be stopped), please comment on the ideas presented. If we use the codes but link to the language article, that should still avoid the confusion you were worried about, don't you think? Then we can start editing/adding Babel templates again, since it is stopped until we work this out (see the template at the top of the new changes page). Thanks! --Cromwellt|talk|contris 01:18, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

Fundamental theorem of arithmetic[change source]

Hi, some days ago I have tried to make the article Fundamental theorem of arithmetic more 'simple'. Do you consider it to be simple enough now? Bob.v.R 11:14, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

Administrator[change source]

I'm happy to point out that, consensus being reached on Wikipedia:Administrators, you are now an admin. Make sure to review all the current policies. If you intend to use the "Block user" function, you must keep your email address current and check it often. The big thing to remember is not to use your abilities in any conflicts (editing or otherwise) that you're directly involved. Other than that, I'd suggest starting out slowly, and feel free to contact me or another admin if you have any other questions or just need a second opinion. Try to keep to the core values of Simple:, and remember... we aren't just another EN: Wikipedia. Congrats. -- Netoholic @ 21:16, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

en:Wikipedia:One Encyclopedia Per Child[change source]

Don't know if you read this or not, but it looks very interesting. -- Netoholic @ 21:16, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

My user page[change source]

...has been vandalised by User:68.147.251.201. Please block him or her per my requests; he or she has been warned before. Also, would you please semi-protect that page so that only I can edit it?

If I was an admin, I'd block that person for years on end. But for now, he or she needs really good talk up at Care-a-lot... --Slgrandson 03:36, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

vandals[change source]

The guy's first edit was this diatribe. I wouldn't waste time with any block length less than "indefinite". -- Netoholic @ 19:04, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Tag and bag[change source]

I really like how you're still marking some pages with the speedy delete template. I've long felt that, except for clear vandalism and nonsense, doing a tag and bag is a great way to show that at least two people agree on a deletion. Good job. -- Netoholic @ 03:15, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

I think we can get by with just one speedy delete template, no need o formalize the tag and bag concept, since it might just be a little too much instruction creep for Simple. For more general deletion (like our hated pop culture articles), maybe we can look into en:Wikipedia:Proposed deletion? My only problem with EN's process is the dependance on bots, but maybe we can find a way to make it work. -- Netoholic @ 15:46, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

A major matter to deal with here...[change source]

I would apppreciate it if you could block whoever is responsible for creating those sockpuppet accounts to disrupt the project and my work:

Now that same person's going to create more accounts, and it'll get much worse by dawn local time!

When I go to Wikipedia:Administrators, I will place my request so that my work can continue smoothly. In the meantime, please block the IP(s) of this user and warn them off. --Slgrandson 07:27, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

#vandalism-simple-wp[change source]

Forgive the spamming of admin talk pages, but I wanted to inform all the active admins that there is now a Counter Vandalism Unit IRC channel devoted to Simple English Wikipedia. If anyone is interest: #vandalism-simple-wp. -- Psy guy 16:34, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

Missing block[change source]

The vandal using this username User:Hey fuckwod, I am here to give you hopes up! has not been blocked. TY --M7 21:52, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

Reply[change source]

Please don't use cut&paste to move article content or rename articles, as it separates the content from the edit history. Use the Move tab instead. Thanks. Freshstart 21:16, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

Oops, I thought the page already existed, hence the move tab wouldn't work :o -- Tawker 21:28, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

Copy&Pasting Erythropoetin[change source]

Please do NOT use cut&paste to change article content or rename articles, as it separates the edits from their history. Use the Move tab. Thanks. Freshstart 18:39, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

I would have done that, but that isn't possible after a previous move. It says "a page with that name already exists" if you try. M021 19:47, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

Comments[change source]

Thank you so much for the comments. Yes, my last edit on that page was wrong. Please vote!

Do not forget: "to err is human, to forgive divine" ([1] [2]). -- aflm (talk) 23:13, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

Transwiki[change source]

Hello Freshstart. I can't seem to find any policy for transwiki. Awesome was created recently, but it is a defintion. Should it just be deleted or does something need to be done to move this to wiktionary:simple:awesome? Just thought I would bring it to you attention and get your input. Psy guy 01:47, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Luffa[change source]

I'm not really sure about this. Usually, the spelling is determined by if the subject relates more to England or to United States. However, in this case that doesn't apply. I moved the page as the American "Luffa" spelling seems to be how the word is spelled in the regular Wikipedia. [3] Also, Google is not a reliable source for seeing which term is used more commonly (see Google Bombing [4]). --TBCΦtalk? 22:23, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

I think its best we go with the more scientific name. Your thoughts on this? --TBCΦtalk? 23:19, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

Hello (about the "clap vandal")[change source]

I will deal with him. I am from Wikipedia, and I have dealed with him there for a month... he is very tactile about vandalism not because his control panel, it's his server. Wait for him on May 1 - 31, and get him there. I will get his morale down by telling each blocked name to stop (positive pressure) and say the good of Wikipedia. Whopper 21:36, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

Movies vs films[change source]

If all categories use the term "movies", why should we change them? I also have some topics on my "to do someday" list, and I've started to do them (for example, fix the wikipedian page). -- aflm (talk) 21:52, 22 April 2006 (UTC)

I think it's easier moving the page film back to movie. It isn't a hard word and will save our time. -- aflm (talk) 22:30, 22 April 2006 (UTC)

Take a look[change source]

Category:Royalty and Nobility [...] -- aflm (talk) 18:48, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

T1DSA[change source]

Sorry about my lack of comments for my speedy delete of Type 1 Degenerative Super AIDS, it was an oversight, but on closer inspection the article was complete nonsense, most of which was offensive.

Here's a clean extract:

==MASH== Only the biggest thing to hit the US since cocaine.

I hope this explains my quick deletion. Archer7 19:41, 30 April 2006 (UTC)

Thanks[change source]

Thank you very much for blocking the vandal who claimed that I am homosexual in their username. Billz 21:33, 12 May 2006 (UTC)

CheckUser[change source]

I think two admins here should get CheckUser status to combat the recent vandalism (see m:CheckUser). We will need 25-30 editors to approve it (which could take a while but is achievable). What do you think? I would ask Netoholic, but Neto doesn't seem to be round here that much recently, probably working on other wikis. Archer7 09:29, 13 May 2006 (UTC)

The question now is, who gets it? Wikimedia's privacy policy is very strict, and I think we would only be able to have two users, no more. As I said before, Netoholic doesn't seem to be around that much now, and we really need people that are around for 'emergency' CheckUsers. Archer7 19:59, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
I think you should definitely be one, you're always on. I'm not sure about me, I don't know how much they would trust me. Archer7 20:15, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
Our RfCUs (doesn't quite work, does it?) are now on Wikipedia:Administrators. We now have to make sure it's wel advertised, that's a part of the policy. Read m:CheckUser and the privacy policy over there if you haven't already done so. Archer7 21:11, 13 May 2006 (UTC)

63 vandal[change source]

I traced that company, and it's been taken over by MCI, which is Verizon in the US. I've emailed their abuse department. Archer7 19:51, 13 May 2006 (UTC)

User:Billz[change source]

Hey Freshstart, Just thought I would remind you to block the imposter too. -- Psy guy 02:46, 14 May 2006 (UTC)

Also User:HHNDSMSDGUDMHUCYMDCUDJNVCGFUHJNCUTDUEMDDCGV too. -- Psy guy 02:47, 14 May 2006 (UTC)

Exact copies of EN[change source]

What are we supposed to do with exact copies from EN? Some people are adding speedy delete templates, others are just adding {{unsimple}}. Archer7 | talk 20:05, 17 May 2006 (UTC)

Vandals and other business[change source]

Since you're the most recently active admin, I thought I'd leave you a note and point out a couple things needing admin attention; I had myself temp-adminned last night to deal with ongoing vandalism, but if there is someone around that can deal with this, I'd rather not bother the stewards.

Reverted and/or delete tagged the work of the following, who still need to be blocked:

Brion apparently handled two others.

Also, I see you're up for checkuser here, and as one of the main checkusers on en.wiki, I wanted to offer any help you might need if the request succeeds. Checkuser is a difficult permission, and requires a lot of technical proficiency; it is far from the "pop in two usernames and get a big red 'sockpuppet' banner" that people tend to expect. It has quite a learning curve while you learn to identify hosting companies, open proxies, dynamic ips, ISPs that use proxy servers (like AOL), as well as learning about IP ranges, the operation of IPs in general, and so forth. If you have need of an experienced checker, I'm always available (although more quickly via my en.wiki talk page).

Good luck with the request, and thanks in advance for dealing with those vandals. Essjay (TalkConnect) 06:48, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

User talk:203.122.215.44[change source]

Can you just take a look at the talk of this user? He was banned on EN for a year and has admitted that to me, but wants to try and edit over here. I've come up with a possible agreement to let us keep a close eye on him, but I am almost certain that User:Newb is a sockpuppet and I am very close to blocking both. Archer7 | talk 20:59, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

Thumbs up[change source]

I just happened to be reading through Archer7's talk page before adding a comment to him there, and noticed your explanation of the RfD on that AIDS band. I wanted to mention that I strongly support how you dealt with that. You did your very best to be impartial and not to take matters into your own hands based on your own opinion, and instead took it to an RfD discussion, for good reasons. I already knew you were a good editor/admin, but for this you get two thumbs up from me, along with a boatload of respect. Good job! --Cromwellt|talk|contris 03:56, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

Michael Hayden and Erika[change source]

Go and have a look at the original site if you like. Okay, the 12th version of the site. Its not a joke and was picked up by lots of news services. [5].

But is it a case of cyber stalking, or just a smear campaign against the head of the CIA?

I think its a very good example of cyber stalking actually. 203.122.203.145 13:17, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

Nomination[change source]

I thought I'd mention to you that I've nominated you and Archer7 for bureaucrat. I figure if CheckUser should have at least two, then it can't hurt to have that many bureaucrats. Of course, if you are uncomfortable with the nomination, you have every right to decline. Oh, and Netoholic is opposing both nominations, here and at meta, which I don't find in the least surprising. --Cromwellt|talk|contris 09:18, 29 May 2006 (UTC)

Netoholic[change source]

I would appreciate your comments on Simple talk regarding User:Netoholic. Netoholic has claimed that my actions were inappropriate, and I would like to know what you think. Archer7 | talk 10:12, 29 May 2006 (UTC)

Why did you delete the article[change source]

Why did you delete the article on Axl Rose that I created it was pretty good?

O forget about it does not matter that you deleted it I don't care anymore.


Under Construction[change source]

Regarding the page which was Under Construction, I forgot that this was a User Page, so I am sorry for incorrectly marking it for deletion. I hope that you accept my apology. Billz 22:58, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Listing for deletion[change source]

Freshstart, next time you list something for a discussed deletion (like Lucas Prata), please write it down at Wikipedia:Requests for deletion as well; otherwise it will sit around here for months without a decision either way. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 08:44, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

Reri Horlockon[change source]

User:Reri Horlockon has finally admitted to being the 63.19 vandal (see my talk page). Apparently his vandalism will carry on, so I have now warned him about Wikipedia contacting ISPs. Anything else happens, do a range block of 63.19 for a while, it's best to just knock it out now I think. Archer7 | talk 10:13, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

I am not the 63.19 vandal. I am a hater of this stupid place. That vandal hasn't shown up for a while.Tirkon 01:17, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Hi[change source]

I just came to say a big hit to you. --Bhadani 17:51, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

CommonsTicker[change source]

I have configured and tested CommonsTicker for your site, please have a look. Please tell me if everything is OK, so I can start the ticker. -- de:Benutzer:Duesentrieb 16:00, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

I have activated the ticker. Next update around 02:13 UTC -- de:Benutzer:Duesentrieb 00:10, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

CommonsTicker: new version to fix some problems[change source]

e replication lag we currently see on the toolserver (it's more than a day behind). While I hope this will not happen again in the future, I have been working on improving CommonsTicker so it handles out-of-sync entries gracefully.

I plan to activate a new version of CommonsTicker tonight or tomorrow - so look out for any new problems. Here are the most relevant changes:

  • fix handling of out-of-sync records (see above); added "latecomer" parameter to TickerEntry template (may be ignored)

id=377144 like this]. ikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=User%3ADuesentrieb%2FCommonsTicker&diff=377180&oldid=377144 here] for an example that strikes out the entry if status is set to "done".

For the future, I'm planning to let CommonsTicker post warnings to the talk page of articles that use an image das is (about to be) deleted. I'll post another announcement when that feature is ready.

This message was posted automatically by the CommonsTicker bot. For feedback and discussion, please go to meta:User talk:Duesentrieb/CommonsTicker -- CommonsTicker 14:21, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

CommonsTicker: new version to fix some problems[change source]

Hello - sorry, the privious message was a bit broken. Below is a full repost. Sorry again -- CommonsTicker 14:53, 20 June 2006 (UTC)


Hi - you may have noticed some problems with CommonsTicker lately - namely, some entries about deletions went missing, and some entries arrived several days late (messing up the date headings for ticker pages using append mode). This is caused by the massive replication lag we currently see on the toolserver (it's more than a day behind). While I hope this will not happen again in the future, I have been working on improving CommonsTicker so it handles out-of-sync entries gracefully.

I plan to activate a new version of CommonsTicker tonight or tomorrow - so look out for any new problems. Here are the most relevant changes:

  • fix handling of out-of-sync records (see above); added "latecomer" parameter to TickerEntry template (may be ignored)
  • deleted images can be restored now. To reflect this, I have added a "restored" action to CommonsTicker. To use it, you need to change your templates and/or CSS like this.
  • for pages in append-mode, there an empty "status" parameter is now handed to the TickerEntry template - this parameter can be set manually to trigger some type of marking or highliting, depending on how you set up your template and CSS. See here for an example that strikes out the entry if status is set to "done".

For the future, I'm planning to let CommonsTicker post warnings to the talk page of articles that use an image das is (about to be) deleted. I'll post another announcement when that feature is ready.

This message was posted automatically by the CommonsTicker bot. For feedback and discussion, please go to meta:User talk:Duesentrieb/CommonsTicker -- CommonsTicker 14:53, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

Re: My recent edits[change source]

I do take your commments constructively, and thanks for making them. While I could debate with you how many edits were policy-related and how many article-related, I think that would be a waste of time. I got the message. I did not notice how inflammatory my edits might seem, though I did realize that some of them were directly against Netoholic. Fortunately, very few of them seem to have upset him. You are right, though, I should be more careful/considerate when I can be. I just feel like one person's opinion should not stop progress. Should I mention those kinds of changes on Simple talk before making them, or perhaps ask one of you to make them if you think they are a good idea? What do you think? --Cromwellt|talk|contribs 07:17, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the ideas. Any thoughts on why Netoholic wants Wikipedia:Core article to be a permanent guideline?
I do find it interesting (frustrating, actually) that no one else seems interested in making our policies better, etc. My first impulse would be to chalk it up to lack of initiative, though it is the kind of work most people don't want to do. I've always been the kind of person who likes doing the kinds of jobs no one else is interested in (cleanup, clerical stuff, etc.), and I've always liked working with/improving rules (not too many, not too complicated, but good ones). I'm the kind of guy that immediately wants to fix any lacks or problems he sees, and I like taking the initiative and being bold. But I've always been the nice guy, which is why it surprises me when Netoholic paints me as a troublemaker. I can be unyielding regarding my principles, admittedly. I'd like to be the nice guy here, taking care of unwanted tasks, making this place better, but Netoholic won't let me. I would be much more active here if I didn't feel stymied by Netoholic, and that's the truth. And a significantly higher percentage of the time I spend here would be on articles if I weren't fighting his obstinacy in the face of logic and consensus. On SEWikt, my edits are mostly in the main namespace, and on EWikipedia, my my main namespace edits are 5/8 of my total. Wherever I go, I only change the project namespace when I see a lack (or typos, etc.). Sure, I might suggest some things, but I always respect the rules.
Ironically, the major changes to policy in the past have been by Netoholic himself. Angela has imported some policies and simplified them, but hasn't changed anything, though she did discuss some differences long ago on Wikipedia talk:What Wikipedia is not. Netoholic has changed many policy and guideline pages to reflect his vision of the project, without asking for the input of others. Then he tells others that that's the way it is, based on the policy that he himself changed. Nice system, don't you think? One of the most obvious is WP:WWIN, where all of the major changes (new sections, etc.) are his work. Sure, he's worked here longer, but I don't need tenure to know a problem when I see one. Actually, Netoholic's edits to the Wikipedia: namespace (566 at last count) dwarf mine (186), though I admit that the ratio to total edits is much smaller in mine. Funny how he gets on my case for having more edits on the Wikipedia: namespace than in the main namespace, when he has more deletes than edits to the article namespace. While it is true that there is plenty of vandalism to undo, I'm sure that many of those things did not deserve deletion. Are we sure we want an admin (not to mention bureaucrat) who removes more than he contributes?
So it sounds like the best people to talk to would be you and Archer7 and Netoholic himself. Despite the fact that both you and Archer7 have made changes which are not directly changing policy, they are still closely related (and not article edits) and show obvious initiative in improving the way things work around here. Although Netoholic is a sort of hostile party in this, that might be advantageous in some ways: if I share an idea with him, and he rejects it (as he almost certainly will), then I can ask his reasons. As long as those reasons are not unreasonable or "simply unnecessary," like his opinion of undelete, I can fix those things in my proposal and try again.
BTW, while it is true that I have recently made edits that provoked Netoholic, have you noticed how many of his edits have been provocative toward me, ever since I came? Reverts (most without explanations), statements directly challenging me, deletion of my work, ignoring my comments and requests for discussion, and outright name-calling.
I didn't mean to write a book, but there it is. Happy editing! --Cromwellt|talk|contribs 19:07, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

barnstar[change source]

Here is a "barnstar". You are a very good user.

GangstaEB talk contribs 18:39, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

Will you join Esperanza?

Thank you![change source]

I thank you for making the History of Saudi Arabia simple. I shall remain in touch with you. --Bhadani 15:00, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

Vandal[change source]

Please block the vandal - you'll find his edits in recent changes Picaroon9288 23:46, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks Picaroon9288 23:56, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

Edit count[change source]

Wow. I guess I really do have no chance at beating you to 10 000 edits... Archer7 - talk 20:10, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

a favor[change source]

I can understand frustration about websites changing their structure, but please keep the profanity out of your edit summaries, OK? They do become part of the permanent history of the page, after all. -- Netoholic @ 03:23, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

Fair Use[change source]

Hi, Can I upload fair use image here? Paulistanum 22:32, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

RH[change source]

I unblocked User:Reri Horlockon earlier on today, as the story just about fitted and he wouldn't be able to do much. Once again, an attack account has been created immediately, at the same time Reri was online. 63.19 can't watch it 24/7. This happened when I did it some time ago. He's been aggressive under User:Miagop. All the times fit exactly with the times he was online, as before.

I believe Reri Horlockon is a test of our defences. Either someone trying to mess us around, or preparation for something larger. I haven't blocked the account yet, I want to see where this goes. I think there may be something a lot bigger, and we've seen from Miagop that a range block isn't going to stop him.

See my message. I'll keep you updated. Archer7 - talk 22:59, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

Restoration[change source]

Would it be OK to restore Instrument of Surrender for a bit? There's a discussion going on at WP:RFD. I'm sure I know the outcome already, but I think it's best to restore it so people can take a look at it. Did you move it over to Wikisource? Archer7 - talk 12:48, 30 July 2006 (UTC)

Stub talk[change source]

I'm responding to what you said about the problem of stubs, and said that my entry on end might be the kind of thing he's complaining about, and that that short entry is better suited to wikidictionary. The problem is, the link is there, and if its there, it needs to give some info, doesn't it?--HSTutorials 01:14, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

CheckUser[change source]

I've de-listed the vote for CheckUser access (permanent link to final results). These were started back on May 14th, and with only 13-15 support votes out of the 25-30 needed, I think it's gone for a long time and it's too much to ask that we keep that vote open indefinitely. Although I believe our wiki should have CheckUsers, I suppose the lack of activity on the vote is an indication that we're too small by the Foundation's standards. We should be able to raise the issue again in the future. -- Netoholic @ 03:09, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

Email[change source]

Please can you confirm whether you received my email that I sent the other day? Thanks. Billz (Talk) 22:58, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

Simple English[change source]

Have a look again at the page Anton Praetorius please (Simple English Wikipedia). --Hegeler 10:47, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

CommonsTicker: new version, new features[change source]

Hello. A new version of CommonsTicker will be rolled out soon (probably tomorrow). Please have an eye on what the bot is doing, and report any problems to m:User_talk:Duesentrieb/CommonsTicker. Some of the changes are:

  • the ticker can now post warnings to the talk page of articles that are using "endangered" images. This is not enabled per default, and you can select for which namespaces it is done. If you want this feature, please request it at m:User:Duesentrieb/CommonsTicker#Change_Requests.
  • in append mode, there are now three empty template parameters: status, editor, and notic. The ticker does not use them itself, but you can use them in the TickerEntry template, for example to strike through entries that have been fixed. en:wikinews has already been using this for a while now.
  • if the ticker fails to post an update, a warning is posted to your and the ticker's talk page. In append mode, the ticker will also re-try to post the update on the next pass. Until now, failed updates where simply ignored.
  • edit summaries become a bit more informative.

I hope these changes will help to make CommonsTicker more used and more useful.

On a related note: you may have noticed that on long pages, entries near the bottom of the page are sometimes not expanded but rendered just as {{TickerEntry}} or similar. This is due to a new limit to template expansion - see bugzilla:7005. To avoid it, try to keep the page short and/or try to simplify the TickerEntry template.


This message was posted automatically by the CommonsTicker bot. For feedback and discussion, please go to meta:User talk:Duesentrieb/CommonsTicker -- CommonsTicker 23:22, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

CommonsTicker failed to post update: simple-wikipedia-org.ticker.wiki.20060918185600.pending[change source]

CommonsTicker was unable to post the latest update to the ticker page. This may happen if there is a temporary problem with the servers or the network, or if the page has grown verry big.

If you use "append" mode, please keep the page reasonably short, perhaps by moving old entries that still need attention to a separate page, which could be included in the main ticker page. Note that CommonsTicker will re-try to post the update on the next run.

If you use "replace" mode, please consider requesting a shorter interval (less days) to watch. CommonsTicker will not try to re-post the update, since it will replace the entire page on the next run anyway.

(this is an automated message) -- CommonsTicker 19:06, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

Featured articles?[change source]

As you seem to be a very experience editor on the Simple Wiki (evidenced by your adminship), would please comment on this proposal on Simple talk, advocating for the creation of some sort of featured article process?--TBCΦtalk? 08:20, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

CommonsTicker failed to post update: simple-wikipedia-org.ticker.wiki.20061003162150.pending[change source]

CommonsTicker was unable to post the latest update to the ticker page. This may happen if there is a temporary problem with the servers or the network, or if the page has grown verry big.

If you use "append" mode, please keep the page reasonably short, perhaps by moving old entries that still need attention to a separate page, which could be included in the main ticker page. Note that CommonsTicker will re-try to post the update on the next run.

If you use "replace" mode, please consider requesting a shorter interval (less days) to watch. CommonsTicker will not try to re-post the update, since it will replace the entire page on the next run anyway.

(this is an automated message) -- CommonsTicker 16:34, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

CommonsTicker failed to post update: simple-wikipedia-org.ticker.wiki.20061123184222.pending[change source]

CommonsTicker was unable to post the latest update to the ticker page. This may happen if there is a temporary problem with the servers or the network, or if the page has grown verry big.

If you use "append" mode, please keep the page reasonably short, perhaps by moving old entries that still need attention to a separate page, which could be included in the main ticker page. Note that CommonsTicker will re-try to post the update on the next run.

If you use "replace" mode, please consider requesting a shorter interval (less days) to watch. CommonsTicker will not try to re-post the update, since it will replace the entire page on the next run anyway.

(this is an automated message) -- CommonsTicker 18:47, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

CommonsTicker failed to post update: simple-wikipedia-org.ticker.wiki.20061126024126.pending[change source]

CommonsTicker was unable to post the latest update to the ticker page. This may happen if there is a temporary problem with the servers or the network, or if the page has grown verry big.

If you use "append" mode, please keep the page reasonably short, perhaps by moving old entries that still need attention to a separate page, which could be included in the main ticker page. Note that CommonsTicker will re-try to post the update on the next run.

If you use "replace" mode, please consider requesting a shorter interval (less days) to watch. CommonsTicker will not try to re-post the update, since it will replace the entire page on the next run anyway.

(this is an automated message) -- CommonsTicker 02:46, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

CommonsTicker failed to post update: simple-wikipedia-org.ticker.wiki.20061128145216.pending[change source]

CommonsTicker was unable to post the latest update to the ticker page. This may happen if there is a temporary problem with the servers or the network, or if the page has grown verry big.

If you use "append" mode, please keep the page reasonably short, perhaps by moving old entries that still need attention to a separate page, which could be included in the main ticker page. Note that CommonsTicker will re-try to post the update on the next run.

If you use "replace" mode, please consider requesting a shorter interval (less days) to watch. CommonsTicker will not try to re-post the update, since it will replace the entire page on the next run anyway.

(this is an automated message) -- CommonsTicker 14:57, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

CommonsTicker failed to post update: simple-wikipedia-org.ticker.wiki.20061129150306.pending[change source]

CommonsTicker was unable to post the latest update to the ticker page. This may happen if there is a temporary problem with the servers or the network, or if the page has grown verry big.

If you use "append" mode, please keep the page reasonably short, perhaps by moving old entries that still need attention to a separate page, which could be included in the main ticker page. Note that CommonsTicker will re-try to post the update on the next run.

If you use "replace" mode, please consider requesting a shorter interval (less days) to watch. CommonsTicker will not try to re-post the update, since it will replace the entire page on the next run anyway.

(this is an automated message) -- CommonsTicker 15:05, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

CommonsTicker failed to post update: simple-wikipedia-org.ticker.wiki.20061130064731.pending[change source]

CommonsTicker was unable to post the latest update to the ticker page. This may happen if there is a temporary problem with the servers or the network, or if the page has grown verry big.

If you use "append" mode, please keep the page reasonably short, perhaps by moving old entries that still need attention to a separate page, which could be included in the main ticker page. Note that CommonsTicker will re-try to post the update on the next run.

If you use "replace" mode, please consider requesting a shorter interval (less days) to watch. CommonsTicker will not try to re-post the update, since it will replace the entire page on the next run anyway.

(this is an automated message) -- CommonsTicker 06:52, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

CommonsTicker: Ticker Trouble[change source]

Hello

As you may have noticed, there have been some problems with CommonsTicker lately:

  • first, the toolserver was down. After it was back up, we had to wait for fresh database dumps.
  • also, many updates where failing because ticker pages where growing too large. Updates that went through half-way somtimes also caused entries to be posted multiple times, making the problem worse.
  • when I tried to improve performance, I introduced a bug that caused the ticker to post trash sometimes. I disabled the ticker again when I was told about it, and I have fixed all effected pages yesterday (I hope I didn't miss any).

To sort this out completely, I have to rewrite parts of CommonsTicker. For now, I will enable the ticker again for most wikis, but not for the ones that where having most trouble - namely de-wikipedia, en-wikinews, eo-wikipedia, es-wikipedia, fr-wikipedia, ja-wikipedia, ru-wikipedia, simple-wikipedia and zh-wikipedia. I'll have to investigate those more closely.

So please keep an eye on CommonsTicker in the next days - if there is any more trouble, please tell me, preferrably on meta:User_talk:Duesentrieb/CommonsTicker.

Regards -- meta:User:Duesentrieb 13:44, 5 January 2007 (UTC)


This message was posted automatically by the CommonsTicker bot. For feedback and discussion, please go to meta:User talk:Duesentrieb/CommonsTicker -- CommonsTicker 13:44, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Rock music[change source]

I'd like to invite you to join the newly-formed Rock music WikiProject. There's alot of Rock-related articles on Wikipedia that could use a little attention, and I hope this project can help organize an effort to improve them. So please, take a look and if you like what you see, help us get this project off the ground and a few Rock music pages into the front ranks of Wikipedia articles. Thanks! --Fell on Black Days (talk) 20:00, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

User privileges removal discussion[change source]

Hello Freshstart. In the interests of keeping out admin list somewhat accurate and active, we've asked for your rights on Simple to be withdrawn here. This is not a reflection on you, or your prior work here, which we all appreciate. If you decide to rejoin the project in the future, please feel free to ask for your administrator privileges back, or perform some administrative actions before the closure date. Hope to see you back soon. All the best, PeterSymonds (talk) 17:41, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

Quick deletion of Template:Switch[change source]

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The page you wrote, Template:Switch, has been selected for quick deletion. This is because the page was deprecated or replaced by a newer template and are completely unused and not linked to. If you think this page should be kept, please add {{wait}} below the line {{QD}} and say why on the talk page. If the page is already gone, but you think this was an error, you can ask for it to be undeleted. Hazard-SJ Talk 22:13, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

Quick deletion of Template:Geolinks-US-mountain[change source]

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RfD nomination of Category:Cities and towns in Russia[change source]

An editor has requested deletion of Category:Cities and towns in Russia, an article you created. We appreciate your changes, but the nominator doesn't believe that the article meets Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion and has explained why in his/her nomination (see also "What Wikipedia is not").

Please comment on the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2013/Category:Cities and towns in Russia and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~).

You may also change the article during the discussion to address the nominator's concerns. But you should not remove the requests for deletion template from the top of the article; such removal will not end the deletion debate. Thank you very much. Auntof6 (talk) 04:24, 17 May 2013 (UTC)