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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]

3rd grade teacher ms.moatafa (talk) 19:15, 5 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

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]

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]

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]

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)[reply]
P.S. I don't want to make controversy. I'm just asking you so I can understand better.

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

mentioned that a few times. :) PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 19:05, 15 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't read the template you left on their page, because I thought it was just the automatic welcome message. I didn't realize you could add to it and leave comments inside. Lights and freedom (talk) 19:08, 15 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Can you email me through my up please? PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 19:10, 15 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I would sort of prefer not to; I have never added an email address to my wiki account. I will if you think it's important; let me know. Lights and freedom (talk) 19:17, 15 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
not at the moment. you have irc or discord? PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 19:18, 15 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I figured it out, check your email! Lights and freedom (talk) 19:23, 15 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hello, Lights and freedom. You have a new email! Please check it at your convenience.
You can take off this notice at any time by removing the {{You've got mail}} or {{YGM}} template.
PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 19:32, 15 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb Responded. Lights and freedom (talk) 21:38, 15 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Special Assignment[change source]

So since you seem to like these and I am not a science person I was wondering if you would like to update Unhexnilium? The article is written like it does not exist, however, with some research it now does. On enWP it redirects to EN:Extended_periodic_table#Elements_157_to_166. :) PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 05:33, 17 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@PotsdamLamb Hey, thanks for the note. I am not sure if you have noticed, but there are a lot of articles like this in Category:Hypothetical chemical elements. This one doesn't exist yet, and I'm not sure that there have been any attempts to make it. I think it may be more productive to redirect some of these to Extended periodic table and write some more there about the trends. Lights and freedom (talk) 05:43, 17 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
That works and follows enWP. :) PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 05:44, 17 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
BTW, the reason I asked you is because you did this to a lot of them Wikipedia:Requests_for_deletion/Requests/2022/Bibibium :). If you want, you can withdraw the RfDs and I can do the redirect or you can. Let me know either way and I can assist you. Da LambTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 06:28, 17 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb I still think Bibibium and Bibiquadium should be deleted. The atomic numbers are too high, so they probably can't be created. The others can be redirected. In fact, I'll do it now. Lights and freedom (talk) 06:50, 17 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I have redirected the articles without much content. For the articles with at least a paragraph of content, I kept them for now. Maybe later the info can be merged into Extended periodic table. That would take a lot of research. Lights and freedom (talk) 06:57, 17 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Vote and comments[change source]

I created a section for comments to be placed during voting. Please do not add comments in the voting matrix as it will clutter it. I did move your comment to Wikipedia:Simple_talk#Additional_Comments and deleted the other as a copy. Thanks, Da LambTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 16:41, 22 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hi again[change source]

I saw you posted comments in the voting area and not in Wikipedia:Simple_talk#Additional_comments. I am trying to keep the voting area clean and simple with just the vote and your signature. Would you please move them up there? Also, when you vote, you can just click here so you can vote for all languages at once. I am looking at possibly building some type of module for when we do this again, but not high on the list right now. Da LambTalk to me!Please don't eat da 🐑! 22:30, 23 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Ok, you don't want explanations in the voting area? That's what is usually done at RFAs and things like that. Lights and freedom (talk) 22:32, 23 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Lights and freedom No as it gives undue weight in that area. They go up top. We have beaten the topic to death and many things have been repeated over and over. You can put them in that section with one bullet point and list all the reasons, but we do not want one person to influence any direction as this is a RfA type vote, but simpler since the conversation has gone on for years. Then when done, it will be changed by consensus with all votes and everything archived. Da LambTalk to me!Please don't eat da 🐑! 22:39, 23 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
 Done I have removed the comments. Lights and freedom (talk) 22:46, 23 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
You didn't have to remove them, just put them in the discussion section right above the voting :) We all want to hear what you have to say and I didn't say to remove them, I asked to move them up :) Da LambTalk to me!Please don't eat da 🐑! 22:47, 23 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

A question regarding your block[change source]

Hi @Lights and freedom, sorry for interrupting your work but I need to speak about your unblock. You were blocked a year ago, so how did you get unblocked. What guidelines did you follow? I asked this because I was blocked in English Wikipedia for 1 year as sockpuppetry like you, unfortunately I can't retrieve my password of my master-sock. Even CU gave me a clear signal after 6 months inactivity, I didn't get any respond on my unblock request made on May 2022 or something. DRC (User:TTP1233) (talk . e-mail . contrib) 15:39, 3 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@TTP1233 I think it depends what the sockpuppetry was. I was blocked for vandalism using other accounts. The admins wouldn't have known unless they did checkuser because there was no obvious connection between this account and the other ones. I didn't edit from other accounts or logged out for about 10 months, then I requested unblock. In the request, I told them specifically what I had done before, that it was almost in a year in the past, and promised not to do it again — this is generally how successful requests work. What specifically were you doing with the other accounts? Lights and freedom (talk) 15:52, 3 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Just making a edit warring on adminship participation and creating a non-notable BLP with two account. I tried to resist it with other accounts but failed so I choose to follow the rules and wait for 6 months as per en:WP:SO there in enwiki. DRC (User:TTP1233) (talk . e-mail . contrib) 15:55, 3 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@TTP1233 If you haven't edited at all since your request in May, I think your next unblock request will work. Explain that you had operated multiple accounts, and list all the accounts. Tell them that you are aware that the articles you were writing were non-notable, and that from now on you will only write articles following notability standards, and will only edit using one account. I think they will probably accept a request from this account if you tell them you're locked out of the original account. Lights and freedom (talk) 16:15, 3 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I have made an unblock request on my talk page, but no admin replied except one who was inclined to.. But he told that another admin will review my request. This delay is making me mad. If they reject my request at early, then it's ok, but waiting takes much more time than expected. DRC (User:TTP1233) (talk . e-mail . contrib) 16:23, 3 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@TTP1233: Are you talking about the UTRS appeal? If so, which account was it sent from? Lights and freedom (talk) 16:24, 3 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I didn't apply any UTRS. A confirmation mail of UTRS came to me two times but I ignored. I also stated already. Check my talk page. DRC (User:TTP1233) (talk . e-mail . contrib) 16:28, 3 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Just I can say it was came from my master-sock NS Dibyojyoti. The account whose password I forgot and can't changed. DRC (User:TTP1233) (talk . e-mail . contrib) 16:32, 3 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@TTP1233 That doesn't make sense to me. They sent you an email that a UTRS appeal was declined, but you didn't ever appeal through UTRS? Lights and freedom (talk) 16:32, 3 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Seriously, I was also surprised. If I applied UTRS then why am I active here. I should have done before on that account. Previously it happened on April 2021, exactly a e-mail came to me from UTRS for confirmation through a link but I ignored as I was active in enwiki on this account before CU checks on November 2021. DRC (User:TTP1233) (talk . e-mail . contrib) 16:36, 3 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@TTP1233 This is confusing and I don't know what's going on. So I suggest making a new regular unblock request on your talk page, and not mentioning this other stuff unless someone asks about it. Lights and freedom (talk) 16:39, 3 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Yes. We must ignore about this and keep focusing on Wikipedia. But today I am more sad when PotsDamLamb was blocked. He is a nice guy. DRC (User:TTP1233) (talk . e-mail . contrib) 16:48, 3 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@TTP1233 I saw you left a new message on your talk page, but I suggest removing that and just using a new {{unblock}} instead. Lights and freedom (talk) 17:02, 3 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I will look into that. Thanks DRC (User:TTP1233) (talk . e-mail . contrib) 18:18, 3 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I'm watching you tag all these. As soon as you finish, I'll do a mass delete because there are so many from the same IP. -- Auntof6 (talk) 00:40, 6 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Auntof6: I'm done, but there were a few short articles I didn't tag because I wasn't sure if they would be considered complex enough to delete. In my opinion, they should still be deleted; they were still not simple, and some had false claims of being owned by Disney when they aren't. Lights and freedom (talk) 00:41, 6 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Sounds good. They're gone. --Auntof6 (talk) 00:43, 6 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Well, I guess they're just "queued for deletion". But they'll be gone soon. --Auntof6 (talk) 00:44, 6 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Roomball Simple English[change source]

Hi can we talk about creating Roomball it’s a sport known also as Relayball El Panther (talk) 22:53, 10 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@El Panther: I don't think so. This article has been found to be a hoax or non-notable many times, by many different people. Because of this, it has been deleted many times and all of your accounts have been locked. If you can prove to me that it's actually a real, notable sport, then maybe. Lights and freedom (talk) 00:32, 11 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks...[change source]

...for your well wishes on the admins noticeboard. I took a fall and injured an arm and a leg. They will heal, but I've been in a constant low level of pain which makes it hard to type with both hands or concentrate on anything. -- Auntof6 (talk) 20:17, 21 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Juiceslf (singer)[change source]

Hello I decline the QD G4 tag because I have found some notability of releasing song and it went viral, so decided to be discussed with a tagger Supercleaner (talk) 04:52, 22 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

fwiw this message was copy pasted from an enwiki admin. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 04:53, 22 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Supercleaner: I see, but I think you're a sockpuppet of the person who made the article. Lights and freedom (talk) 04:54, 22 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Supercleaner: And this was deleted for lack of notability less than two months ago, so it is not notable now. Lights and freedom (talk) 04:56, 22 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Am just contributing and giving an option as a wikipedian. Supercleaner (talk) 04:56, 22 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

That's is why I say it should be discussed with a tagger to add notability thanks. Supercleaner (talk) 04:58, 22 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Juiceslf article creator[change source]

Hello I created the article Juiceslf, although am not good at creating but I wish if you could help me update it and teach me more about updating an article. Steadeeboi (talk) 05:03, 22 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I am just here to mass-revert a cross-wiki LTA. – Ilovemydoodle (talk) 18:31, 2 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Explain. Derpdart56 (talk) 18:32, 2 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Derpdart56: There is an IP ( that I discovered after my en.wq page was vandalized, it is likely to be an open proxy. Most of the edits are vandalism or subtle vandalism, but some edits are legitimate. The full range is only blocked on enwiki, but single IPs from the range have been blocked on dozens of wikis. – Ilovemydoodle (talk) 03:11, 3 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Why do you doubt?[change source]

Why do you doubt I’m a sock of Orca Vision Inc? You know I am. KristiNoem2 Talk Contribs Buy my soap! 03:45, 3 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@KristiNoem2: You probably are but I don't think Kinu is a sock of you. Lights and freedom (talk) 03:46, 3 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I never said Kinu is a sock of me. I told Kinu to tag my user page on the English Wikipedia as a sockpuppet of Orca Vision Inc. (talk · contribs) here and JarvisJones95 on the English Wikipedia. Your lucky JarvisJones95 isn’t a username here. —KristiNoem2 Talk Contribs Buy my soap! 03:48, 3 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I think plasma is a basic state of matter, but not one found much on Earth, if at all. It's generally found in stars, not on planets like Earth. A red herring on this particular topic! Macdonald-ross (talk) 09:11, 1 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Macdonald-ross: Yeah, plasma probably isn't necessary. Is the paragraph adequate otherwise? I guess David spector mentioned the universe so readers don't think atoms are only found on Earth. I think it's ok either way. Lights and freedom (talk) 09:16, 1 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Taxonomy[change source]

I don't think full-on taxonomy is for our readership. I even think the taxoboxes are far too complex. Our readership is mostly schoolchildren. I recognise they (taxoboxes) don't go against any specific ruling, but our title is "Simple"! Macdonald-ross (talk) 18:21, 25 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

One issue is with the categories. We have so many categories for beetles, spiders, plants, etc. How is anybody to find a page if they don't know what group it's part of? Lights and freedom (talk) 18:23, 25 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]
But I do appreciate what you're saying. Lights and freedom (talk) 18:25, 25 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Well, like any topic, they have to look at the overview page and then move to one with more detail. Macdonald-ross (talk) 18:54, 25 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Old RFD notices[change source]

Please let the closing admin take care of those. -- Auntof6 (talk) 06:42, 27 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Auntof6: Ok, I won't add them anymore. Lights and freedom (talk) 06:44, 27 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Barnstar[change source]

The Minor Barnstar
I'd say you've been very helpful at cleaning up Wikipedia. You make loads of edits, but you don't often get appreciation for them. Here is some appreciation! And of course I can't forget your minor help on Bradley Winslow! Lallint (talk) 🍔cheesborger🍔 00:04, 13 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Wow, thanks! This is my first barnstar too! (Not counting one from a vandal on enwiki) Lights and freedom (talk) 00:08, 13 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Lights and freedom is currently being considered for adminship. To see the discussion and give your opinion, please visit Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Lights and freedom.
good luck (20:35, 21 November 2022 (UTC)

@Peyton01100129: Thanks! But I declined the nomination because I don't want to be an administrator. Lights and freedom (talk) 20:37, 21 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Ok Peyton01100129 (talk) 20:38, 21 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]

helping hand???[change source]

can I help in any way? Thanks. NermundP (talk) 00:38, 28 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@NermundP Yes! There are many things you can do to help. Some of them are listed on Wikipedia:Simple start. Mainly
I hope that helps! If there is anything specific that you want to learn how to do, let me know. Lights and freedom (talk) 00:48, 28 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Greatly appreciated! NermundP (talk) 00:53, 28 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Some cookies for you too[change source]

Peyton01100129 (talk) 20:38, 1 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Peyton01100129 Wow, thanks for the cookies! I wish I could get cookies that big in real life! Lights and freedom (talk) 20:41, 1 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Chocolate chip is my favorite too Lights and freedom (talk) 20:43, 1 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I agree

People with dyslexia[change source]

I didn't notice that the category was deleted when I created it, thanks for adding that. I'm not sure whether it's best for me to delete the category again now or send it to Deletion review. Do you have any opinions on it? --Ferien (talk) 22:43, 11 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Ferien I think it's significant, and in my opinion more important than categories like Category:Deaths from coronary artery disease. On the other hand, having too many categories may obscure the more important ones, and having 40 categories on a page is probably bad. I'm not sure about deletion review vs RfD and whether it's eligible for deletion under WP:QD#G4. Lights and freedom (talk) 22:50, 11 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Category needed[change source]

Hi, L&F. Please don't add Category:Category needed the way you did to Milky Way. Instead, use {{uncategorized}} (with a date parameter). Thanks. -- Auntof6 (talk) 01:19, 12 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Auntof6 I put it on the Category:Milky Way, not the article Milky Way. Is it appropriate to put a maintenance template on a category page? Lights and freedom (talk) 01:25, 12 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry, yes, it was the category page. Yes, it is appropriate to put a maintenance template on a category page if it makes sense. For example, it wouldn't make sense to tag a category as unsourced, because only articles need sources. Of course, the best thing to do is put appropriate categories on it. -- Auntof6 (talk) 05:08, 12 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Ok, I will do that in the future. Lights and freedom (talk) 05:28, 12 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

User rights[change source]

Hi Lights, we meet again..I was totally inactive due to the preparation s of my higher education...Anyways, it's been 6 months past and now you can ask for any user right. I just wanted to know whether you are interested in taking any user right or not? Dibyojyotilet's chat 05:44, 12 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@DRC-B5 Thanks! Good to hear you're spending your time well - I am now in university too. I'm not looking for any user rights at the moment. I assume you might be considering requesting unblock again on enwiki? Lights and freedom (talk) 06:04, 12 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]
No, not for a while. I will be off in enwiki for 2023 whole. I will request through ArbCom at 2024 as the enwiki admins now may not give consent to return back. I need some time to build my competence in English and work more in this wiki. Dibyojyotilet's chat 09:01, 16 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Santa Claus said he will deliver you gifts in, 12:00 am, 25 December.[change source]

Koqkpa talk 04:39, 15 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Haha thanks! Lights and freedom (talk) 23:45, 15 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Proposed demotion for Jackie O[change source]

Thanks for your help trying to fix it. Nobody seems interested in bringing it up to actual VGA quality. Another editor tagged it complex, so nominated for demotion. --Gotanda (talk) 00:14, 21 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Merry Christmas!![change source]

Dear User, Merry Christmas🥮🥮 🍫🍫🍫🍰🍰E-treats for you🍰🍰🍰🍫🍫🍫🥮 Wish to Jesus for you and your family safe and led a happy life! Best Wishes! DRC --Dibyojyotilet's chat 15:57, 25 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@DRC-B5: Thanks! Belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you! Lights and freedom (talk) 20:31, 5 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]

triangular number[change source]

Since only two people responded, and both of us were positive, could you please replace the current image with yours? Thanks. Kdammers (talk) 23:35, 4 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]

US Simplification[change source]

Hey lights! Since you were the one who started the effort to simplify the page on United States, just wanted to tell you that there's a reworked section of the last part of history in my sandbox at the moment. I haven't worked on it for a while, and it doesn't have any in-line cites, but I think it's much simpler. Just wanted to see if you were at all interested in it, since I'm focused on other things. No worries if you aren't! 🤘🤘 DovahFRD (talk) 19:23, 6 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]

@DovahFRD It looks good overall! I would add that the recession was also caused by low interest rates and high-risk loans. The paragraph also seems to suggest that Trump becoming president was correlated to the pandemic. Trump becoming president and the pandemic should be separate sentences. I'm not sure it's accurate to say that the "COVID-19 recession" was worse than the 2008 recession. It was more rapid/sudden, but it only lasted a few months until the economy started growing again. Lights and freedom (talk) 20:03, 6 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Mraimdy[change source]

Can you please help my article that is about {{ Mraimdy}} to be to get selected and verified so that not to be deleted again,@Mraimdy Ammar Idris Muhammad (talk) 00:44, 2 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]

@Ammar Idris Muhammad: No, I won't help with that. The community has already voted that it is not notable, and deleted it. If you think this is wrong, please make a request at WP:Deletion review. Lights and freedom (talk) 00:48, 2 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Merge Mercury automobile article[change source]

Is there some reason by which the Mercury automobile's article should be merged? With what should this article be merged? Angela Kate Maureen Pears 15:57, 15 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Yes, @Tropical Storm Angela, I think Mercury automobile should be merged to Mercury (automobile) because they're both about the same topic. But your page is simpler than the other one, so you could just redirect the other one to yours. Lights and freedom (talk) 16:05, 15 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Russia is in Europe[change source]

Russia is geographically in Europe and I provide official website. (talk) 12:21, 16 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]

You are confusing people with ignorant. Russia is European and its always represent as European like Uefa and Eurovision and its official certified as European. Russian people are white European. Russia only conquered Siberia. Russia will never represent themselves anything but European. (talk) 12:23, 16 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Please answer me before you change something. Most people will disagree with you. Russia is geographically in Europe and that’s there origin and Russia always represent themselves as European. By conquering other land it will not change someone’s origin most of Siberia it’s uninhabitable and unpopulated. New York has more population than Siberia. Also Siberia is under Russian control. (talk) 12:43, 16 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
(talk page stalker) Russia is in both Europe and Asia. --IWI (talk) 12:44, 16 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@ImprovedWikiImprovment This IP has continued to remove Russia from the lists of countries in Asia. Lights and freedom (talk) 16:34, 16 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, it's in both. I imagine this is in relation to the Ukraine conflict. Blissyu2 (talk) 16:45, 26 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Chemical categories[change source]

"Category:Biomolecules", has not been sorely missed, perhaps.

Anyone might want to keep in mind, that there might be a more immediate need for some other "chemical category". (Not sure which one though.) 2001:2020:331:AAFD:24E4:41F5:E348:5FC6 (talk) 21:43, 17 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Removing QD templates[change source]

  • Hello. In almost all circumstances, it is not appropriate to remove a QD template added by another user if you are not an administrator (as you did here), as admins are elected by the community to make such decisions. Please do not do this in future. Best, --IWI (talk) 18:46, 19 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
    Ok, I was thinking about this:
    If not everyone agrees that the subject is not notable or there has been a previous RfD with a result to keep, the article may not be quickly deleted, and should be discussed at RfD instead. Lights and freedom (talk) 18:50, 19 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
    Perhaps, but that is supposed to be a decision for an administrator to make, given it is a decision to quickly delete or not quickly delete. --IWI (talk) 18:51, 19 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
    We have Template:Wait for this purpose. --IWI (talk) 18:53, 19 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
    I would like to see some kind of response here, because it isn't yet clear you understand the issue. --IWI (talk) 11:01, 20 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
    To be fair to Lights and freedom, WP:A4 says If not everyone agrees that the subject is not notable or there has been a previous RfD with a result to keep, the article may not be quickly deleted, and should be discussed at RfD instead. This means as soon as an A4 is disputed, it is technically no longer eligible for quick deletion under policy. In practice, many admins will delete anyway. Perhaps we should change the policy if we do not treat A4 as the policy says we do. --Ferien (talk) 11:14, 20 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
    @Ferien: The point is, it's not their decision to make; the point of whether the article should have been deleted or not is not relevant (I would not have deleted it). The wait template is supposed to be used in these circumstances, because administrators are elected to make decisions related to quick deletion. There is rarely a reason for a non-admin to decline a QD template. --IWI (talk) 11:58, 20 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
    Ok, I won't remove any more QD tags where I disagree that something "does not claim to be notable". However, this isn't written on any policy or guideline page I've found, and {{QD}} says "Please do not remove this notice from pages that you have created yourself", which leaves open whether you can remove it from pages you did not create yourself. If this is a rule, it should probably be written on an official page. Lights and freedom (talk) 17:33, 20 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Annual readership[change source]

Do you have criteria for which pages you're putting the annual readership template on? If so, let people know so we can do likewise. :) -- Auntof6 (talk) 05:14, 22 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]

@Auntof6 I just put it on pages that I think might be particularly useful or popular for some reason. That also includes VGAs and GAs to see if readers will find them. This way editors can see where their time might be best spent. For the pages I recently added it to, I think they could be informative to the target audience, and could benefit from some attention by medical editors from enwiki (keeping it simple, of course). Lights and freedom (talk) 05:24, 22 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Regarding the word ‘Penultimate’[change source]

Yes you are right, thanks for the change. 2A04:4A43:417F:B3E9:1518:B304:7C81:1C97 (talk) 06:39, 28 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Settlements[change source]

Category:Settlements are subcategories of geography. Rathfelder (talk) 18:27, 2 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

@Rathfelder I reverted your edit because Ghana is not in Egypt. Lights and freedom (talk) 18:27, 2 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]
I beg your pardon. A slip of the finger. Rathfelder (talk) 18:30, 2 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Got up too early this morning. Rathfelder (talk) 18:31, 2 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Ok, no problem! Lights and freedom (talk) 18:32, 2 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]
(talk page stalker) @Rathfelder: Settlements are part of geography, because they are political geography, but we don't categorize them that way here. We use the geography categories for physical geography only. If you want to change that here, please discuss it first. Thanks. -- Auntof6 (talk) 21:45, 2 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Who decided that? And where am I supposed to discuss it?
Category:Geography includes Political geography‎ and Category:Settlements by country Rathfelder (talk) 15:21, 3 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@Rathfelder: I don't know if or when it was officially decided, but it is a long-established practice.It was that way when I started here a long time ago. It might have been done that way because it's simpler than having to search several levels down a category tree to find settlements, but I can't say for sure. There are things this wiki does to keep things simple besides using simple language, so that could be the reason.
I would say to discuss it at Category talk:Settlements, but notify people at WP:Simple talk so that more people see it.
If you are interested in knowing about other things that are done differently on this wiki, you can look at this list I maintain of things that we do differently here. The list itself is not a policy or guideline, but it links to some relevant policies and guidelines. If you have any questions about it, feel free to ask. -- Auntof6 (talk) 17:09, 3 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@Auntof6 @Rathfelder I assume you meant Category talk:Settlements. Lights and freedom (talk) 19:20, 3 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@Lights and freedom: Oops, yes. Fixed. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 22:21, 3 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]
I dont think it helps to have too much at the top levels. The fundamental policy of categorisation is that it is hierarchical and I dont think that should be different in Simple English. This is not about Category:Settlements. Its much more fundamental. Rathfelder (talk) 13:31, 4 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@Rathfelder: I understand your point of view, and that would be something to bring up in a discussion. I know that settlements are categorized under geography on other sites. This is just one of the things that are done differently here. -- Auntof6 (talk) 18:04, 4 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

My edit is more constructive than yours[change source]

Morbius won the Academy award for best Picture. Loser Battleforterra (talk) 19:21, 6 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Your edit here is not at all constructive? You just added a question. Angerxiety 19:24, 6 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

I've only just found the merger discussion. It appears the merger hasnt actually happened. We are left with a mess. China doesnt appear in Category:Asian countries Rathfelder (talk) 10:00, 18 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

@Rathfelder If you want to merge it, you can do it. I wasn't quite sure what info to keep. Also, maybe some info should go into Greater China because it's not specific to the modern boundaries. Lights and freedom (talk) 15:36, 18 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Indeed that is clearly an issue. What counts as China has changed over time - not the only country where this is an issue. I think the categorisation should try to make this explicit. Rathfelder (talk) 15:38, 18 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]
If you're specifically talking about the categories, Category:People's Republic of China is already there. Lights and freedom (talk) 15:40, 18 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]
But doesnt the discussion mean it should be renamed?Rathfelder (talk) 17:07, 18 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah, it should be. Lights and freedom (talk) 21:40, 18 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

I dont think the merger as proposed is workable. China and the People's Republic of China are not the same thing. China was there first. Rathfelder (talk) 16:17, 20 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

@Rathfelder: If you want to do something differently, then change the pages to have you prefer them. Lights and freedom (talk) 18:48, 20 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Telegram-style feedback[change source]

This is one (full) sentence/period; This is another; This is a third one.<ref>A source in this position (under this condition), is intended to apply for all 3 sentences/periods.</ref>--Anyone else (or I) would be well-advised to follow "your" way of splitting up things, in an edit sooner or later.--Arguably, there is some value in that someone knows if a source applies to only the last period (of three) - therefore the semi-colons.--Good catch for you having found semi-colon in not-best location.--Thanks for the "peptide bond thingy".--If this message was helpful, then fine. Regards! 2001:2020:4329:FC62:B4E0:2066:C268:E54A (talk) 23:04, 20 March 2023 (UTC)/ 2001:2020:4329:FC62:B4E0:2066:C268:E54A (talk) 23:05, 20 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for explaining. I don't think semicolons are necessary to show that the info all came from one source. It's hard to know, because especially on SimpleWP, there are many unsourced articles. But if it has adequate sources, I would generally assume that each source applies to the previous sentences. Semicolons make sentences longer, which is bad for readability. Lights and freedom (talk) 23:09, 20 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Hi. you messaged me like 2 months ago but I'm not sure what it was about[change source]

Hi. I saw a ping just now for something from 2 months ago but I'm not sure what it was about as it seems that whatever it was has been archived now and it's too hard for me to follow. Is it something that I need to follow up on now? Blissyu2 (talk) 16:45, 26 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

@Blissyu2: Sorry, I don't remember. It probably wasn't something important. Lights and freedom (talk) 19:48, 2 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Who knows. It was probably important at the time. Anyway, how are you? I don't think we've ever talked. You probably mentioned me because of something I did. I'm not sure what it was. Was it about the Emu War perhaps? Blissyu2 (talk) 05:23, 3 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Feminism and Folklore contest extended[change source]


Greetings Feminism and Folklore contestant! The organizers over at Meta have informed me that the writing and submission portion of our contest has been extended to April 15. You are welcome to continue writing, submitting and improving your Feminism and Folklore 2023 entries here on the Simple English Wikipedia. Good luck! Darkfrog24 (talk) 12:44, 31 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

GA VGA has changed[change source]

Hi, you commented on or edited one or more articles that are up for GA VGA review. The system now requires !votes within a shorter period of time, which has already elapsed, but seems there is a bit of a grace period. Without at least five editors voting (up or down), no articles can be promoted. Please have a look at here [1]. Thank you, Gotanda (talk) 00:12, 11 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Hank Wars[change source]

Hi. Where is this article copied from? Unless I'm missing something, I don't see it on EN. When I look up this topic, I don't actually see anything at all... I'm wondering if I'm missing something, or if the entire article may just be a hoax.--Gordonrox24 | Talk 22:28, 12 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]

@Gordonrox24 Sorry, it looked like an article from enwiki, so I assumed it was copied from there. The plot is actually modified from en:Blue Harvest, so it's a hoax. Lights and freedom (talk) 22:32, 12 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Yep, that'd be it. Thanks. --Gordonrox24 | Talk 22:38, 12 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, you tagged a handful of articles for quick deletion under the G12 criteria. The criteria states that G12 may be used if the material is "Copied from another website which does not have a license that can be used with Wikipedia". Fandom's CC license is in fact, ccompatible with Wikipedia's licenses (provided credit is given, which is easily repaired). I have deleted one of them as I am confident it was created by a user who was evading a block when the page was created, but I'll try to trim the rest. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 13:19, 21 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]

@Fehufanga Thanks for leting me know. Eptalon has deleted some of them. Lights and freedom (talk) 20:35, 21 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]

I cant see why we need a load of red links to encourage people to do articles about Nobel prize winners. If we keep the list without the red links it still serves its purpose, without getting in the way of other work. Rathfelder (talk) 20:17, 24 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]

@Rathfelder How does it get in the way of anything? Lights and freedom (talk) 20:18, 24 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
It fills up Special:WantedPages Rathfelder (talk) 20:21, 24 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
But those pages ARE wanted. In fact, I think ALL of the pages in Special:WantedPages come from templates. Nobel Prize winners are more important than the communes. I guess the communes could be unlinked. What pages do you think should appear on that list? Lights and freedom (talk) 20:24, 24 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Malnutrition in developed countries is not generally caused by poverty. The commonest cause is dementia. As the article says " Someone can be malnourished if they eat an unhealthy diet. " Rathfelder (talk) 20:32, 3 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]

@Rathfelder Okay, I didn't know that dementia was a common cause of malnutrition. That's interesting. However enwiki says "An eating disorder is a mental disorder defined by abnormal eating behaviors that negatively affect a person's physical or mental health." and malnutrition itself is not an example of that. Maybe malnutrition could be caused by an eating disorder. Lights and freedom (talk) 20:34, 3 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Its a Mucoactive agent. Thats a drug. Like Creosote. Even though people might not think of it like that. "a drug is a substance that can change how a living organism works." Rathfelder (talk) 20:52, 3 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]

@Rathfelder Okay, you can revert my edit. Lights and freedom (talk) 21:29, 3 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Congratulations on tying for third place in this year's Feminism and Folklore contest at the Simple English Wikipedia! Thank you for all the work you did for English-language learners, young people, and folks who just prefer a simpler tale. Darkfrog24 (talk) 19:26, 10 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Question about SWViewer[change source]

Hi Illusion Flame! Is it possible to report users to AIV through SWViewer? Thanks, Dylan | ✉   16:52, 15 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]

@FatalFit I don't think I'm Illusion Flame ... and I don't use SWViewer! Best, Lights and freedom (talk) 16:53, 15 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Oh sorry D: Dylan | ✉   16:53, 15 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Was this a mistake? permanent link Dylan | ✉   19:37, 23 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Nevermind, I see you redirected it. Dylan | ✉   19:38, 23 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@FatalFit No, I was trying to connect it to Wikidata so I could link it to the enwiki page. You can't connect a redirect to Wikidata so you have to make it not a redirect first. But then I realized that Tanning bed was already connected to the Wikidata item. Lights and freedom (talk) 19:39, 23 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]
(talk page stalker) Isn't the reason you can't connect a redirect in Wikidata that redirects aren't supposed to be connected in Wikidata? -- Auntof6 (talk) 01:59, 24 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@Auntof6 No, there's a lot of them on Wikidata. The policy is at d:wd:Sitelinks to redirects. I create them when there's an article with similar content but a slightly different subject between enwiki and simplewiki, if there's no good reason to move the simplewiki article. For example, simplewiki has an article for beef patty, while enwiki has it redirect to en:patty. I attached the enwiki redirect en:beef patty to the Wikidata item. This way people who read the simplewiki article will know that there's more content about beef patties on enwiki, even though it's not its own article. Lights and freedom (talk) 04:07, 24 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Cool, thanks for the link to the policy. -- Auntof6 (talk) 04:09, 24 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Fred Rogers VGA[change source]

Hi, the process has stalled again. Promote or demote, either way, may I ask you to take a moment and vote on it. Since you helped by editing it recently, you may be able to give an opinon and help keep the process moving. More than this individual article, I think it would help the wiki if we could make this process work more smoothly. Thank you very much for your time and attention. --Gotanda (talk) 04:54, 7 June 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Feminism and Folklore 2023 - Local prize winners[change source]

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Congratulations on your remarkable achievement of winning a local prize in the Feminism and Folklore 2023 writing competition! We greatly appreciate your valuable contribution and the effort you put into documenting your local Folk culture and Women on Wikipedia. To ensure you receive your prize, please take a moment to complete the preferences form before the 1st of July 2023. You can access the form by clicking here. We kindly request you to submit the form before the deadline to avoid any potential disappointments.

If you have any questions or require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us via talkpage or Email. We are more than happy to help.

Best wishes,

FNF 2023 International Team

Stay connected  

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 10:47, 10 June 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you[change source]

for all you have done here. You will definitely be missed as an editor. I have a feeling I know what you are referring to with the comment on your userpage and while I disagree with your assessment, I am happy to have a discussion about it if you ever wish to come back. --Ferien (talk) 18:11, 19 June 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Hand Football[change source]

There is a game called Hand Football in Jessie Bandcroft book of Games for school playground and gymnasiums The Panther 23 (talk) 02:40, 22 July 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Feminism and Folklore 2023 - A Heartfelt Appreciation for Your Impactful Contribution![change source]

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Dear Wikimedian,

We extend our sincerest gratitude to you for making an extraordinary impact in the Feminism and Folklore 2023 writing competition. Your remarkable dedication and efforts have been instrumental in bridging cultural and gender gaps on Wikipedia. We are truly grateful for the time and energy you've invested in this endeavor.

As a token of our deep appreciation, we'd love to send you a special postcard. It serves as a small gesture to convey our immense thanks for your involvement in the competition. To ensure you receive this token of appreciation, kindly fill out this form by August 15th, 2023.

Looking ahead, we are thrilled to announce that we'll be hosting Feminism and Folklore in 2024. We eagerly await your presence in the upcoming year as we continue our journey to empower and foster inclusivity.

Once again, thank you for being an essential part of our mission to promote feminism and preserve folklore on Wikipedia.

With warm regards,

Feminism and Folklore International Team.

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:37, 25 July 2023 (UTC)[reply]

--Ferien (talk) 11:53, 9 August 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you for being a medical contributors![change source]

The 2023 Cure Award
In 2023 you were one of the top medical editors in your language. Thank you from Wiki Project Med for helping bring free, complete, accurate, up-to-date health information to the public. We really appreciate you and the vital work you do!

Wiki Project Med Foundation is a thematic organization whose mission is to improve our health content. Consider joining for 2024, there are no associated costs.

Additionally one of our primary efforts revolves around translation of health content. We invite you to try our new workflow if you have not already. Our dashboard automatically collects statistics of your efforts and we are working on tools to automatically improve formating.

Thanks again :-) -- Doc James along with the rest of the team at Wiki Project Med Foundation 22:24, 3 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]