User talk:ImprovedWikiImprovment

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How ya doing?[change source]

You probably won:t see me around much for the next few weeks or months! But I will keep TWW updated to the best I can! Just seeing how things are here on Wikipedia. I just graduated High School, but still got lots of work to do on online school, and in real life! Doesn:t look like much has happened, asides from Ferien being an admin (congrats to him!) and the new Good Article Tsugaru Let's Talk! :) 🍁 20:25, 27 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(And sorry for typos, using a Japanese-English Keyboard)! --Tsugaru Let's Talk! :) 🍁 20:26, 27 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello つがる! I am doing fine thanks. Congrats on your graduation. Nice to see you here again. --IWI (talk) 10:41, 28 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Freedom Haven page deleted for incorrect reason - please correct[change source]

If I'm reading this correctly (I'm a newbie), you deleted Freedom Haven page for copyright violations because I missed adding a reference to my page when I was quoting myself. I then added the missing reference, but you deleted it anyways - please correct this and restore the page. The page in question is both [] AND they both point to the same folder on the same server - it's the same page. Please correct your mistake and restore the page. Thank you.TonyOlsen (talk) 02:05, 28 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello there. I took the decision to close the RfD early mainly because of the clear copyright violation. We cannot keep any text sourced from another website. Aside from that, as some voters said, the subject doesn't seem to have been covered in enough reliable sources to be notable for Wikipedia. There also appears to be a conflict of interest here; I suggest you edit in areas that you are not directly involved in. If you still disagree with my deletion, you can take it to deletion review. Best, --IWI (talk) 10:39, 28 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"I took the decision to close the RfD early mainly because of the clear copyright violation." I referenced the page I was quoting - why didn't this fix the copyright flag? What should I have done on the page that I didn't? TonyOlsen (talk) 00:17, 29 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Whether you reference the source of the text or not, we cannot use copyrighted text from other websites. --IWI (talk) 13:15, 29 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you for your response. "we cannot use copyrighted text from other websites" - I'm having trouble understanding this and would appreciate more information. Ignoring for the moment the fact that the source qouted here ( was/is NOT copyrighted (it's published under the GNU license), doesn't WikiPedia quote copyrighted sources? If so, was the problem that I quoted this source incorrectly, or are you saying that we shouldn't quote copyrighted sources at all... or are you saying something else? I'm confused and request additional clarification (so that I can do it correctly next time). TonyOlsen (talk) 12:06, 30 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I hadn’t seen that it was published under a free licence, and would need to see where it says that. And you didn’t just quote the page (which would be fair use anyway), you simply used the text in the article to create this article. The point is moot anyway, because there were other reasons why I closed the RfD early as highlighted in the RfD for the deletion (notability). It was my bad choosing to delete under G12, instead of the RfD; apologies for that. --IWI (talk) 10:44, 31 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tea Sea[change source]

Don't forget this, tedious as the process is! Macdonald-ross (talk) 13:38, 29 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, I nominated it. Thanks! --IWI (talk) 13:41, 29 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Revdel[change source]

I noticed you removed the edit summary, but it can be still found in the move log. Darubrub (Let me know) 13:04, 5 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done --IWI (talk) 13:05, 5 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

the uses of "unauthorized" editing bot scripts[change source]

Is there some reason Wikipedia editors are prohibited from operating unauthorized editing bot scripts? Can you please explain reasons that editors on Wikipedia sites would not be allowed to do so? Angela Kate Maureen 02:43, 17 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(talk page stalker) Probably because if done wrong, they would mess up all the pages it operated on. --Tsugaru Let's Talk! :) 🍁 03:29, 17 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Because to use a bot, you have to be approved by a crat at WT:BOTS. Though the community has shown opposition to mass page creation with bots in the past. --IWI (talk) 08:35, 17 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
(talk page stalker) Using a script can allow a user to make a mess of hundreds (if not thousands) or articles in a very short period of time. That is the biggest reason, so only trusted users are given the ability to use bots through the process that IWI links to. Anyone else that does so will be blocked. -Djsasso (talk) 12:03, 17 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Deletion of 'Mohammed Shanooj (musician)[change source]

Hello Administrator, --Ferien (talk) 15:44, 29 August 2021 (UTC), he has selected article 'Mohammed Shanooj (musician)' for speedy deletion! The Article seems Notable and there are more references to stable. It contains no promotional, advertising, autobiography, or anything. Its view in neutral point of view. Please Undo/Remove your Block and Republish same article as soon as possible, because its Notable and need to be in wikipedias with policy. If you find any Mistakes or any manner, please edit it & improve you can or for other users instead of speedy deletion. UnknownEditor1234567890 (talk) 06:38, 30 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(talk page stalker) Please do not spam. Ferien has already explained it to you. It is NOT within wikipedias policy. Please note that you may be blocked for advertising and promoting yourself or someone that has paid you. Ely - Talk 07:01, 30 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for information (WLWSA Newsletter #1)[change source]

Wiki Loves Women South Asia 2021
September 1 - September 30, 2021view details!
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Thank you for organizing the Wiki Loves Women South Asia 2021 edition locally in your community. For the convenience of communication and coordination, the information of the organizers/judges is being collected through a Google form, we request you to fill it out.

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Hey[change source]

Sorry I am too busy to had missed your RFA, this is my late congrats. So glad to see you elected and doing good admin work here. Thank you for stepping up and take care. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:23, 5 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Camouflaged Mirage: Hi! :) I've missed you; nice to see you here. Thank you, and welcome back! --IWI (talk) 14:16, 5 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Welcome back[change source]

Welcome back after a long gap, that's pretty long gap for former super active editor like you. May I know what had happened to you during those days? We're you unwell or sick? Haoreima (talk) 18:58, 4 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Haoreima: Hi! Thank you for asking; no I have not been sick, thankfully, but I recently started university so I have been very busy with that. I also had to move across the country to be here, so I haven't really had much time for Wikipedia. I was mostly only doing small fixes on enwiki. I hope to be more active this month. Thanks :) --IWI (talk) 19:01, 4 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

time[change source]

Hey IWI, hope you're doing well. You may want to change your user page now the clocks have gone back. Thanks :) --Ferien (talk) 17:53, 1 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you, I will do that :) --IWI (talk) 19:37, 1 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question about a Wiki Page[change source]

Hi there, I'm new to Wiki editing wiki and noticed that the name on the page is wrong, and since you were one of the others to edit I think you might be able to help. It should now be National Highways, just wanted to know if you could change the title, because I'm not too sure what I'm doing, lol. Oykwos (talk) 00:51, 3 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done I moved the page to the new name. Thanks, --IWI (talk) 22:19, 7 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Deletion Review of Youssef Rzouga[change source]

Thanks for undeleting the Social Media Marketing page that I nominated for deletion review. Could you please look at the other one that I nominated? Both were deleted outside of our normal process by the same administrator and there seems to be consensus to undelete both. It looks like I put them both at the top of the page when I was meant to put them at the bottom, which might be why they were ignored for so long. Thank you. Wikipedia:Deletion review#Youssef Rzouga Blissyu2 (talk) 04:13, 5 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • @Blissyu2: You've been cautioned about canvassing before, so please have a care before asking anyone to look at nominations you made. I say this knowing that I was the admin you're having the disagreement with, but this is a separate issue. -- Auntof6 (talk) 04:31, 5 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Deletion reason of Syed Falak[change source]

Hi, you recently deleted the page Syed Falak and you didn't mention the deletion reason in the logs. I would like to know the reason to improve the page. Thank you. (talk) 12:58, 10 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Because there was consensus from the community that the subject does not meet notability guidelines. It's unlikely any improvement will end with a different result. --IWI (talk) 16:10, 10 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for your response. The person is notable. Before making the decision, I think you should see the page by yourself instead of making decision on consensus from the community. Because I added so many reliable sources which were supporting the subject. I don't think so that the person is not notable. Please review the page again it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. (talk) 16:42, 10 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy holidays[change source]

Spread the WikiLove; use {{subst:Season's Greetings}} to send this message

Merry Chrysler[change source]

Spread the WikiLove; use {{subst:Season's Greetings}} to send this message
Thank you, both. Merry Christmas. :) --IWI (talk) 22:28, 23 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How we will see unregistered users[change source]


You get this message because you are an admin on a Wikimedia wiki.

When someone edits a Wikimedia wiki without being logged in today, we show their IP address. As you may already know, we will not be able to do this in the future. This is a decision by the Wikimedia Foundation Legal department, because norms and regulations for privacy online have changed.

Instead of the IP we will show a masked identity. You as an admin will still be able to access the IP. There will also be a new user right for those who need to see the full IPs of unregistered users to fight vandalism, harassment and spam without being admins. Patrollers will also see part of the IP even without this user right. We are also working on better tools to help.

If you have not seen it before, you can read more on Meta. If you want to make sure you don’t miss technical changes on the Wikimedia wikis, you can subscribe to the weekly technical newsletter.

We have two suggested ways this identity could work. We would appreciate your feedback on which way you think would work best for you and your wiki, now and in the future. You can let us know on the talk page. You can write in your language. The suggestions were posted in October and we will decide after 17 January.

Thank you. /Johan (WMF)

18:19, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

January 2022[change source]

Hello! Thank you for creating Category:2022 in entertainment. However, we normally need at least three pages in a category before it is created. Because categories are a way to group together similar articles, there is no need to create a new category for just one or two articles. If you think there might be more pages to add to the new category, please add them now. Thank you. Auntof6 (talk) 07:10, 9 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Recent troublemaker[change source]

Can you have a short look at the troublemaker please? Recent hostile deletion of uptodate and reliable sources. --Al-Zaynir (talk) 19:30, 8 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(talk page stalker) @Al-Zaynir please resolve the issue with that user yourself if you have a problem, don't use someone's talk page unless if you have a problem. MrMeAndMrMeLet's talk 19:40, 8 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Periodic table template[change source]

Is there any reason why you removed the colors in Template:Periodic Table? Lights and freedom (talk) 20:02, 17 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Lights and freedom: Hi. I synced it with the enwiki version, which was more accurate and did not contain unconfirmed elements. Regards, --IWI (talk) 20:04, 17 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I agree that elements 119 and 120 should not be included. I'm not sure which enwiki version you're referring to. If it's :en:Template:Periodic table, that one only has the s, f, d, and p blocks. I think it would be better if the template includes all the types of elements, like alkali metals, lanthanides, etc., not just the blocks. Lights and freedom (talk) 20:09, 17 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Block evasion[change source]

Please block Special:Contributions/545e u eye636mev ryehr6 for block evasion. If you don't know them, they keep making sockpuppet accounts to ask people to make changes to the horror film article on enwiki. Lights and freedom (talk) 17:10, 2 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Lights and freedom: could you link me to a previous account? I can't block as I'm not familliar. --IWI (talk) 17:11, 2 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Special:Contributions/KcauqElZtak, original account was en:Special:Contributions/Jinnifer. Lights and freedom (talk) 17:13, 2 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Lights and freedom: I'll have a talk with some other admins and we will keep watch. Thanks. --IWI (talk) 17:17, 2 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The block evader is trying to lock me out of my account[change source]

Got a notification saying multiple failed attempts to login. Kaseng55 (talk) 04:10, 18 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Kaseng55: He does this to me all the time (and I get such notifications all the time). As long as you've got a strong password, the chances your account being compromised are next to zero. SHB2000 (talk) 04:24, 18 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Good thing I have a strong password.
I searched these IP address here:
And some of them are engaged in hacking, brute force or fraudulent activity. So be cautious. Kaseng55 (talk) 04:27, 18 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm not very concerned. w:WP:LTA/GRP is an IP-hopping vandal, so you might receive multiple notifications of such, but realistically it's next to impossible for him to actually guess the correct password. SHB2000 (talk) 04:30, 18 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
He's been harassing us, virtually without break, since 2006. (The only break was 2015-2018 when he was in jail for stalking and harassment.) He can't actually hurt you, but by all means use a strong password. Antandrus (talk) 04:35, 18 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hopefully we won't have the Twinkie edit war again though... SHB2000 (talk) 04:40, 18 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Indeed. (Am I a bad person for finding it hilarious? - don't quote me. lol) Antandrus (talk) 04:41, 18 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No I find it hilarious too (but let's be honest, the quality of a lot of articles in simplewiki are a joke). SHB2000 (talk) 04:46, 18 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Talk page protected[change source]

IWI: I semi-protected your talk page due to the vandalism from IPs. If you do not want this, feel free to ask to have it removed. -- Auntof6 (talk) 05:58, 18 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Auntof6, IWI could just remove it himself since he's an admin ;) --Ferien (talk) 06:26, 18 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Auntof6: Thank you very much :) --IWI (talk) 06:45, 18 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Ferien: Ack! I forgot that! -- Auntof6 (talk) 06:48, 18 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"PDL" not "PL"[change source]

Jumping Humpback whale.jpg


You've been squished by a whale!
Don't take this too seriously. Someone just wants to let you know you did something really silly.

Da LambTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 23:41, 21 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Apologies, lol XD --IWI (talk) 23:42, 21 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

T.O.T.S.[change source]

Hi, thank you for removing the QD, I added it because this is what it looked like at the time. It looks better now. Cheers, Hockeycatcat (talk) 03:18, 23 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Hockeycatcat: That still wouldn't meet A4 because being on Disney Junior is a sufficient claim of significance for A4 not to be met. Thanks, --IWI (talk) 03:24, 23 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

T.O.T.S.[change source]

Hi, IWI. I noticed that you declined the QD on this, noting that it is "not about a person". Just FYI, the QD option for notability (A4) applies to more than just people. For example, it applies to products, which a television series is. I'm not commenting on whether this one is notable, just that it would qualify for A4 if it were not. -- Auntof6 (talk) 03:18, 23 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Auntof6: Ah okay. I did know this, but never thought it would qualify as a product. Thanks for letting me know. Either way, a claim of being on the Disney Channel wouldn't meet A4. Thanks, --IWI (talk) 03:22, 23 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Basketball Variation[change source]

Relayball is a Basketball Variation as a Passing game it was featured on North Country Public Radio NCPR. El Panther (talk) 23:31, 10 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

NCPR is a sister promotion of National Public Radio El Panther (talk) 23:48, 10 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Recent block[change source]

Hi, ImprovedWikiImprovment! I noticed that you blocked, but they only made 1 edit and hadn't been warned at all. Was a block really necessary in this case? Cheers, Hockeycatcat (talk) (changes) 10:10, 19 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes because they had been doing the same thing on several IP addresses. Regards, --IWI (talk) 10:10, 19 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It's just a reference addition, that doesn't seem like vandalism, I'd say just leave a message on the guys talk page and then if he does it again block him, But it's your choice at the end of the day. N1TH Music (talk) 12:06, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Considering the same behaviour leading to the block on enwiki, I'd say it was vandalism. --IWI (talk) 22:47, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@ImprovedWikiImprovment I'm still not completely convinced, I'm blocked on the and part of the reason I'm here is to prove my competence, and capability I don't think we should judge people based on another wiki's events, I'd say give the guy 1 chance. But Right now I supposed we just wait see if he makes an unblock request, that shows he cares to some extent. N1TH Music (talk) 19:08, 29 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@N1TH Music: It looks like the IP is an open proxy so it is moot now, but I stand by my action. I wasn't "judging"; I was taking a technical action to prevent damage to the wiki. We do use behaviour on other wikis to make a decision about whether further disruption is likely, hence why we have ONESTRIKE for accounts (which is policy). We will never block a person not causing disruption here though, of course, but someone causing issues cross-wiki who starts causing those same problems here is likely to be given fewer chances, and in the case of accounts we often give them just one. --IWI (talk) 23:14, 29 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ah, I see. Just wondering! Cheers, Hockeycatcat (talk) (changes) 10:11, 19 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well it was on enwiki, but the onestrike principle was used, as more abuse from IP is likely. --IWI (talk) 10:12, 19 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That's understandable, I'm glad that ONESTRIKE also applies to IPs. Hockeycatcat (talk) (changes) 10:13, 19 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yeah, all rules are applicable for all users and IPs. DRC (User:TTP1233) (talk . e-mail . contrib) 10:14, 19 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Actually, it doesn't word for word, but I used the principle to do what seemed best for the wiki in this particular case (the spirit of it). --IWI (talk) 10:15, 19 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Atom review[change source]

Hi ImprovedWikiImprovment, if you ever have some time you might check out Atom, if you think it's simple enough, if it covers all important points. It's at WP:PGA right now. Thanks! Lights and freedom (talk) 22:47, 3 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Block required[change source]

Hello, the ip has been consistently vandalising. Per our zero tolerance policy, they should be blocked. N1TH Music (talk) 06:52, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]