User talk:Lights and freedom

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Formerly known as User:Naddruf

Welcome[change source]

Hello! I am assuming you have come over from the English Wikipedia, so you are probably familiar with the way this wiki works. I hope you like it here and decide to stay. Here are a few links to help you adjust:

There is much to do here. For example, there are a lot of articles that do not exist yet, which you can bring over from the English Wikipedia and simplify. Do have a look around and see what you would like to do. Thank you for joining us, and you know how to contact me if you need help. Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 23:56, 19 January 2020 (UTC)[reply]

QD[change source]

Hello. When users remove QD templates, just revert them and warn them on their talk page using {{subst:uw-qd}}. Removing QD templates is not allowed. IWI (chat) 14:43, 25 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Okay, thanks for telling me. You can remove the page from Rfd. Naddruf (talk) 14:44, 25 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

IP[change source]

Why have you mentioned Ms Mamta Banerjee as Upcoming Prime minister ? Kindly explain. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2401:4900:5091:d022:1:2:e2d:45e1 (talkcontribs) 17:13, 2 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@2401:4900:5091:d022:1:2:e2d:45e1: I don't remember doing that. Can you tell me what article it was on? Naddruf (talk) 17:41, 2 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Warning[change source]

When you use a warn template, please remember to put a "subst:" at the start like this: {{subst:uw-vandalism1}}. This makes it post as a message instead of a template. Also remember to sign afterwards as normal. Thanks, IWI (chat) 18:50, 3 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Ok, thanks. Naddruf (talk) 18:53, 3 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

A1[change source]

QD A1 only applies to articles with little content and no meaning. 7/30/2020 on TMZ and 7/31/2020 on TMZ do not qualify for it. Cheers and best regards, ~Prahlad balaji (t / c) 01:01, 5 August 2020 (UTC) (and modified at 01:04, 5 August 2020 (UTC))[reply]

Info[change source]

Hi, sorry for the trouble but I just noticed that when you mentioned me you did it on the administrators' noticeboard. Why did you do that? Wasn't it more logical to write on my talk or on the IP talk (or better still directly report the IP for vandalism)? Btw you talked about an edit war, like I was doing an edit war, when I was just reverting a clear vandalism... Thanks and best regards --Superpes15 (talk) 04:23, 28 August 2020 (UTC)
P.S. I don't want to make controversy. I'm just asking you so I can understand better.[reply]

Because it's a dispute, and it has to be solved. The question is whether the pictures should be removed, or placed somewhere else on the page. I don't want to make the decision on the matter, so I'm leaving it to the admins to decide what to do about it. If they choose to block the IP, that's okay with me, but they had a valid point that was worth considering (not that homosexuality should be illegal, of course).Naddruf (talk) 04:52, 28 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Ah ok, you were referring only to the images, but I focused on the vandalism he added "hiddenly" (that's why I continued to rollback) :) Thanks for the clarification and have a nice day --Superpes15 (talk) 07:28, 28 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Superpes15: I see, sorry. Thank you for telling me. They are now blocked. But I'm going to move the images down on the page. Naddruf (talk) 18:43, 28 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, I think it’s better now, have a nice day :D --Superpes15 (talk) 18:49, 28 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Ecology[change source]

Why have you taken one subject on the biology introduction page and blown it up out of all proportion? This page is just to tell readers where to find topics. Do we not have a page on ecology? Yes, we do. Macdonald-ross (talk) 05:25, 12 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I can move the section to ecology for now. In the long run I'm hoping to expand the biology article a lot to move it towards being a good article. Naddruf (talk) 05:49, 12 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
It's only fair to remind you that added text will be examined closely to see if its construction fits our ideas on simplicity of language. Macdonald-ross (talk) 06:54, 12 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
That's fine, and you can tell me if you see anything wrong. I moved those paragraphs to ecology. I've come to the understanding that articles here don't need to be short, and they can and should cover topics in depth as long as they're simple. Because of that, I'd like to eventually expand biology so it covers all the main topics: biochemistry, cells, genetics, evolution, ecology, zoology, botany, microbiology. And if I'm wrong about this, let me know. Thanks. Naddruf (talk) 07:01, 12 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Amir Mahmoudi[change source]

Hi, this article has nothing to do with the article you mentioned. This person is an actor.If it was related to that article, I think you are wrong. This person is another actor.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A01:5EC0:9013:FEC1:5CBD:2F88:B471:B8AB (talkcontribs) 07:28, 24 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Myhammad Ahmad Hashmi[change source]

Myhammad Ahmad Hashmi son of Muhammad Nawaz live in Battian City Hujra Saha Muqeem district okara study complete Government High school hujra shah muqeem Aslam o Alaikum to All muslim Muhammad Ahmad Hashmi (talk) 09:41, 2 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Muhammad Ahmad Hashmi: Why are you telling me this? Lights and freedom (talk) 17:17, 2 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Vignesh kickboxer martialarts[change source]

Hi I removed the RfD from Vignesh kickboxer martialarts; it is actually a QD and I changed it to such. Usually when you cannot find any coverage on them and the references listed are not reliable, you can pretty much QD it as non-notable. PotsdamLamb (talk) 21:41, 19 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@PotsdamLamb: It's okay if you think an RfD should be changed to a QD, but please do it the correct way. In this case an administrator disagreed with you and removed the QD, and then you created an unnecessary second RfD which was exactly the same as the first. Instead of doing this, it's better to add the QD template at the same time as the RfD, or just vote quick delete in the RfD. An administrator is needed to delete anyway. This would prevent this situation from happening. Lights and freedom (talk) 22:57, 19 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

In case I ever get unblocked[change source]

Unblock request 2021 August 7[change source]

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This blocked user asked to be unblocked, but one or more administrators said no to this unblock request. Other administrators can also review this block, but should not unblock the user without a good reason. Do not remove this unblock review while you are blocked.

Lights_and_freedom (contribs · deleted contribs · block log · filter log · global contribs)


Request reason:

I apologize for vandalism and sockpuppetry. I would like to edit Simple Wikipedia again. If unblocked, I will promise never to edit this project while logged out or with a different account, and never to cause disruption to any Wikimedia project. I can't really prove to you that I won't be disruptive, but I mean it. I understand that because this was a checkuser block, it can only be undone by a checkuser. If this request is declined, I will probably try again in about six months.

Decline reason:

Socking is too recent in my view to consider unblocking. -- Djsasso (talk) 12:36, 10 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

DYK for Triangle center[change source]

--Ferien (talk) 10:47, 1 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Unblock request 2022 April 8[change source]

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Request reason(s):
I apologize for my destructive edits. It has been eight months since my last request. Please unblock me so that I can make constructive edits. I understand that because this was a checkuser block, it can only be undone by a checkuser. I will not use other accounts or abuse Wikipedia again. Lights and freedom (talk) 18:23, 8 April 2022 (UTC)

Your request to be unblocked has been granted for the following reason(s):
Giving WP:ROPE enough to either allow this editor to rejoin the community or allow them to remove any further doubt about their intent here. Lights and freedom will be on final warning status until further notice from me or another CU on this project indicates sufficient trust has been restored via a message on this talk page. Until then, this unblock request and the below conversation will be required to remain intact and visible on the talk page. Operator873 connect 19:35, 18 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Disclose all other accounts you've used. Operator873 connect 03:47, 10 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I don't remember all other accounts that I've used. Here are some of them: AsianSandwichMan, Anger2honor2sanctity, Asdfq4adf, Hon-hawaii-highway-highly. I used these accounts to damage Wikipedia. I know I created other accounts, where I would have logged in, made some kind of disruptive edit, and then logged out and never looked at that account again. As far as I know, I no longer have access to any other accounts, and they're probably not in my browser history so I couldn't find them. I have not used any other account since the last time I requested unblock (May 2021-August 2021, can't remember), and I will not use any other account in the future. I also previously edited when logged out, and I don't know what IP addresses I used, among other reasons because I no longer live in the place I did before. However, I was responsible for the vandalism at Culture war. I have also not edited while logged out since the last time I requested unblock, and I will not do this in the future. I will never vandalize Wikipedia again, because there is no point. It is a waste of time, both for myself and for the person who would have to revert the vandalism. There are much better things to do with one's life. Lights and freedom (talk) 18:30, 10 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I've given some time for any other CheckUsers to comment if they had anything to say. I've messaged them off-wiki just to be sure so I'll give this another day or two. However, the actions you took 10 months ago are disturbing and present a risk to this community if you are unblocked. I also believe in AGF and hoping that, like others, you can become a member of this community. If I grant an unblock, do you understand that resuming your previous activities would result in an immediate reinstatement of the block, with no warning, no talk page access, and likely no avenues for requesting unblock? Operator873 connect 20:17, 14 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Lights and freedom: Have you reviewed my last comment? Would you offer a response please? Operator873 connect 05:05, 16 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, I understand and agree to those conditions. Lights and freedom (talk) 16:51, 18 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Your past vandalism is atrocious and egregious. Not only do I expect to never see that again, but I remove this block with the understanding that you will be on final warning status for a not less than 6 months. I, personally, will be observing your conduct on this wiki and across all projects. When I feel earned sufficient trust to fully rejoin the simplewiki community, I will leave a new message here on your talk page. Until that time, I will also require you to leave this portion of your talk page intact so other sysops are aware of the conditions I unblock you on. I truly do hope to see you reintegrate successfully. Operator873 connect 19:31, 18 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

HotCat[change source]

Hello! I noticed that you're categorizing articles. I recommend using HotCat to help speed up things a bit. Hope that helps! — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 06:11, 20 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you, Fehufanga, for the suggestion! I previously thought that a special permission was required for HotCat. Now that you have reminded me about this, I have enabled it and will be using it.
Note to any administrators: if you see a problem with me using HotCat or categorizing many articles, I will stop. Lights and freedom (talk) 06:15, 20 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Security guard article[change source]

Thank you for the feedback on the "Security Guard" article, can i republish when i make proper modifications? Umarnla (talk) 17:30, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Umarnla The article is still published. I added an "in use" tag, so you can make changes, and administrators will not delete it. I also added attribution to the talk page.
Your goal is to make the article simpler. You can use this page for help: Wikipedia:How to write Simple English pages. Try to use words that are in this list: Wikipedia:Basic English combined wordlist to keep it simple. Lights and freedom (talk) 17:39, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Wikiproject reformed vandals[change source]

Looking at the old messages on your talk page, I think you could be a member of Wikiproject Reformed Vandals. Lallint (talk) 23:42, 4 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Lallint Thanks but I'm not really interested. Lights and freedom (talk) 23:48, 4 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Your change to Khowar language[change source]

Hi, L&F. With this change, you added both Category:Languages of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Category:Languages of Pakistan. It doesn't need both. Since Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is part of Pakistan, any language of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is also a language of Pakistan. In fact, Category:Languages of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is a grandchild of Category:Languages of Pakistan, so a page shouldn't be in both. I haven't checked any of your other changes, but please check any that might have this issue and take care of it. Thanks. -- Auntof6 (talk) 03:34, 11 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Auntof6: Okay. If this is a problem, I will correct it. One question: if a language is spoken in many of the provinces of Pakistan, like Urdu, should I put it in the categories for all the provinces? Or should it only be in the main category? Lights and freedom (talk) 03:35, 11 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Flooding recent changes[change source]

Thanks for flooding recent changes and hiding any vandalism that was on there. Pure Evil (talk) 20:52, 12 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Okay, I will stop for now, and check for any recent vandalism. Lights and freedom (talk) 20:53, 12 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Pure Evil, the tone of that message could be.. a little more friendly.. Lights and freedom is only trying to help. Lights and freedom, I can give you flood if you are planning to make 100+ more edits? --Ferien (talk) 21:00, 12 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Ferien Do you think other administrators will object to that, given that I was recently blocked for sockpuppetry? If so, I will not make the edits now. Lights and freedom (talk) 21:01, 12 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Lights and freedom, I wouldn't think so. When flood is given, you are closely watched anyway. Just if you abuse flood (by making unrelated, controversial edits) you would probably be blocked as you are on final warning status. --Ferien (talk) 06:18, 13 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Last I checked, "Be friendly" was not a policy. IF it is, could you link it. If not, Im not your friend and don't care much for your opinion. If there is no violation of policy, your opinion is not needed or wanted. Pure Evil (talk) 21:11, 12 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Pure Evil Okay, it's up to you. But just don't be unkind or rude. BRP ever 22:45, 12 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Pure Evil, I found the message you wrote to be quite rude - which would be in breach of this guideline. No, it's not a policy, but it is a good idea to follow it, and being kind doesn't exactly hurt anyone. --Ferien (talk) 14:48, 13 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Which part of "I don't care much of your opinion" are you having problems understanding? As we are sharing unwanted verbiage, I find your interjections into things that do not concern you and your need to ping me to be rude as well. To reiterate, I don't care what you have to say. If there is no violation of policy, there is no need to annoy me with your useless banter. Further attempts will be ignored on sight. Pure Evil (talk) 18:06, 13 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Pure Evil Your messages are incredibly rude, if lights and freedom or I was to say that we would probably be warned or even blocked. You should write more professionally, and not borderline insult people. Lallint (talk) 00:25, 3 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Lallint I appreciate that you care about civility, but I would prefer if this conversation ended. It was about just one comment, which was several weeks ago. I have no issues with this. Thanks! Lights and freedom (talk) 22:27, 3 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Roomball[change source]

https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roomball Is this noticeable enough it’s in a kindle book now Gardner Sports (talk) 23:59, 15 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Racism category[change source]

Hi Lights and freedom, it was indeed racism. I was just assuming that it was vandalism because it’s one of those sensitive subjects and I didn’t bother to read the article. Cheers, Hockeycatcat (talk) 04:20, 29 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Okay. Lights and freedom (talk) 20:28, 29 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

History[change source]

How good are you in this realm? I noticed some things in Totalitarianism that are not true. One such example is Nazi Germany is not a modern time example. It was a state and ended in 1945. So definitely not with the idea of “modern times” which is a fancy way of saying the present. If you are so inclined would you be willing to run through the article all together as I noticed you removed some revisions so I didn’t know if you would be interested. If you can ping me either way I’d appreciate it. I’m on mobile so it makes it hard to re-write an article. Thanks! PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 05:02, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@PotsdamLamb I could help, although I'm not that knowledgeable about history. The modern era is considered to go back to at least the mid-1800s, in some cases all the way back to the 1500s. See en:Human history#Modern history. So Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union are considered modern. Lights and freedom (talk) 05:07, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
You can strike all of that out above. I was on a diff and not the actual newer version of the article. My bad. PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 05:18, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hatnote[change source]

Hey in Rear Window I cannot find where the hatnote is coming from. Am I missing something? PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 21:47, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@PotsdamLamb It's after the infobox, and before the text of the article. I had to look for it, so probably not a good place to put it. Lights and freedom (talk) 21:51, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I even did a text search and didn’t find it lol. It looks better than the original as all the stuff typically at the top was intertwined into the middle of a paragraph. Thanks for finding it. PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 22:14, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for posting "Again: Change the languages on the log in page"[change source]

It looks to be in danger of dropping off the Simple Talk page for a third time. Previously we got close to a consensus, but then was opposed by one or two people, approached consensus again, but then it just disappeared. I've pushed for this twice to no avail; it may make it through this time if somebody else drives it forward. Thanks, --Gotanda (talk) 03:34, 3 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Okay, I tried. Lights and freedom (talk) 23:05, 3 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]