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Retirement[change source]

Hello Majorly, I noticed your comment about my retirement. I completely understand your thoughts. I'd just like to assure you that I am still totally commited to this project. I have never stopped defending (or even stopped editing) this project, even throughout the time I was "retired". While that template {{retired}} was on, I was still reading and voting. Regards, Kennedy (talk) 16:49, 29 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yeah, I know exactly what you mean. I'd still support - everyone has retired at some point in their wiki career :P Majorly talk 16:51, 29 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Its addictive! Kennedy (talk) 16:53, 29 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cheers dude[change source]

Majorly, thanks for your generous words. We´ve been lucky enough to have a day off moving around to catch up with things and Simple is somewhere I´ve neglected lately. Looks like I´ve missed a helluva lot, with Razorflame X and Creol´s (possible) departure from certain roles. I´m looking forward to shaking this place up a bit on my return. Until then, take it easy, and thanks for your best wishes on en-wiki as well, much appreciated... The Rambling Man on tour (talk) 21:39, 29 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks[change source]

for the protect. See you around on some other wikis. ;-) Maxim(talk) 21:23, 31 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Maxim - please stop editing if you're going to have your talk page full protected. Either you've left or you haven't... Majorly talk 21:24, 31 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Checkuser[change source]

Congratulations Majorly, you are now a CU! Cheers, Razorflame 21:59, 1 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Congrats, Majorly! (Someone needs to create a 'crat t-shirt :) TheAE talk 22:04, 1 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply] mean CU, right? Shapiros10 12:16, 2 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! Majorly talk 15:30, 2 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yeh, well done dude. The Rambling Man on tour (talk) 16:37, 3 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks, come back soon please, people are dropping like flies... Majorly talk 16:41, 3 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Seven weeks or so to go... And since I´m being berated over on for date delinking I may well spend more time here than there when I return! The Rambling Man on tour (talk) 16:49, 3 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Banned User[change source]

It seems you've encountered the lovely Freddy, spewing hatred and gibberish all over your talk page. He reappears under a variety of sockpuppets. He's a persistent vandal and one I've had the unfortunate luck to deal with here and on the English Wikipedia. He'll send you threatening e-mails and do all he can to find out your real name. Apparently you've raised his ire so you can look forward to that. Welcome to the club.MKil (talk) 22:17, 3 February 2009 (UTC)MKilReply[reply]

My RfB[change source]

Dear Majorly, thank you for participating in my RfB, which ended with a tally of 21/5. I understand your concerns but please be assured that I will do my best in this new role. Thanks. Chenzw  Talk  08:02, 5 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RfB[change source]

Hello. I know you have refused a nom in the past, but in light of the latest discussion at Simple Talk, I think you would be the best person for the job. Consider this an offer of a nom, and a strong nudge towards WP:RFB - What say you? :) Kennedy (talk) 10:58, 5 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'd love to help out, but we've just appointed Chenzw, who I'd like to give a chance to get into the role first. I've literally just been made a CU. I'm a big fan of spreading out the roles too – while of course if someone is qualified to do both, they could, I don't see the point when we have someone there already. If the case is that promotions are still taking ages, I might consider it. I really think you should instead though. Majorly talk 14:47, 5 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
He really can't at the moment because he is in the same position as you. He just finished an unsuccessful RfCU, so I would suggest that both you and he wait for a month or two before going for the 'crat flag. In the meantime, I've offered to nominate American Eagle. Cheers, Razorflame 14:48, 5 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Actually, mine was successful, but I see your point. Majorly talk 14:49, 5 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I know yours was successful; I was talking about Kennedy's in that last statement I made ;). Anyways, Elliot Arrowsmith should be create protected as it was recreated more than once already. Cheers, Razorflame 14:51, 5 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
By the same IP, which I just blocked. No need now. Majorly talk 14:52, 5 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Agreed. Now that the IP is blocked, protection isn't needed. If the IP wasn't blocked, though, then protection would, most likely, have been needed. Cheers, Razorflame 14:55, 5 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't see why my RfCU that didn't reach 25 votes means that I shouldn't RfB? Totally different things. Exceptional circumstances. Kennedy (talk) 14:59, 5 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(un)@Majorly: I understand. Give me a bump in the future if you change your mind. :) Kennedy (talk) 15:20, 5 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Banned user[change source]

I had no idea the user was banned. But if that was the case then the welcome message was moot so no harm was done. I got about five email messages from him, BTW, complaining about the "vandalism" to "his" article. Cheers, Will Beback (talk) 20:04, 5 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yep, doesn't surprise me. Cheers, Majorly talk 20:09, 5 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Whoops[change source]

Sorry for the misedit on White_phosphorus , wasn't paying attention to this being simple english after landing from a google link.

Quick deletetion[change source]


Thanks for deleting "Mechanical fetus massacre"; I was wondering if I should have AFD'd it instead of QD'd it but your deletion explained I was right (although it should have been G2 and not G3) fr33kman t - c 01:49, 11 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Potential socks[change source]

Hi there, Majorly. If Kalajan does indeed get banned, I think that you should keep a lookout for possible ban evasions using open proxy IPs or ban evasion using sockpuppets/IPs. Cheers, Razorflame 20:15, 12 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It was nice timing on getting a new checkuser right before getting hit with a wave of socks. -Djsasso (talk) 19:30, 17 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Another account?[change source]

Well not on this wiki at least. A1a2s (talk) 17:35, 18 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Really? No vandal accounts then? Majorly talk 17:47, 18 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Vandals late at night (UTC)[change source]

Hi. Over the past week or so we've often been vandalised around 24:00UTC - 05:00UTC and quite a few times during those hours there have been a lack of admins. Can you suggest what we (the decent users) should do at that time to locate an admin? Should we go to the stewards for temp sysop or to get them to block, or what? I'm not great on IRC because of my dyslexia (I find it too fast to read and write on IRC) Cheers fr33kman t - c 00:39, 23 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You could try emailing admins, or just ask for a steward if there really is no one about. It might be helpful for admins to put their availability times on the admin list. I would have said IRC, but if you find it difficult to use, you'd have to use one of the other methods. Majorly talk 00:49, 23 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. I think that I'll set up IRC so that I can at least use it to ask for help in emergencies. Cheers! fr33kman t - c 00:56, 23 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks[change source]

Thanks a lot Majorly! Kennedy (talk) 21:02, 23 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My RfA[change source]

Simple News Issue Three[change source]

Simple News
Issue 4 - 2th March 2009

50,065 editors, 55,989 articles, 130,886 pages.

Announcements Administrators

  • Happy Birthday to Shapiros10 who celebrates his birthday today! Party at his place later!
  • The Simple English Wikipedia now has:
  • 1,421,733 changes have been made since the Simple English Wikipedia started. This comes to 11.15 'changes per page' in the project.

User Articles
Another article from Kennedy including writing about Simple News, P(V)GA's and some blatant spam!
This month Bluegoblin7 revisits the current situation at the DYK process.
A piece this month from Yotcmdr about a simplification project.
In his debut article for Simple News, Razorflame writes about the recent increase in Vandalism
Shapiros10 writes about Simple's recent turmoil for his debut article.

[The Team]

January[change source]

February[change source]

  • The QandA. Every month, Kennedy interviews one of the Simple English Wikipedia's editors, asking them about themselves, and their opinions on Wikipedia. It is an exciting insight behind the anonymous face of an online username.

This weeks interviews are with Bluegoblin7 and Kennedy! Yotcmdr and BG7 took the interviews.
Click for Bluegoblin7's interview!
Click for Kennedy's interview!

The Commander's Choice

The Commanders's Choice. For every edition, Yotcmdr will be chosing articles that need creating, expanding or being attended to. Here is this edition's list:

--GoblinBot3 (talk) 22:11, 2 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Color of the day[change source]

Hi, do you have any objection to me moving Color of the day back to Color of the day (police)? I want to make the en:Color of the day article from enWP. Cheers :) fr33kman talk 00:19, 9 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No. Majorly talk 02:00, 9 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Simple News Issue Five[change source]

Simple News
Issue 5 - 16th March 2009

52,806 editors, 56,607 articles, 133,001 pages.

Announcements Administrators

User Articles
In his debut article, DefenseSupportParty talks about the spoken articles project and what it means to them
In his second article, Razorflame explores the big world of article writing.
For his fifth article, Yotcmdr also speaks about the Spoken articles project... and you can even listen to this one!

[The Team]

  • The QandA. Every month, Kennedy interviews one of the Simple English Wikipedia's editors, asking them about themselves, and their opinions on Wikipedia. It is an exciting insight behind the anonymous face of an online username.

This weeks interview is with Eptalon
Click for Eptalon's interview!

The Commander's Choice

The Commanders's Choice. For every edition, Yotcmdr will be chosing articles that need creating, expanding or being attended to. Here is this edition's list:

--GoblinBot3 (talk) 12:46, 16 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Solaris reversion[change source]

Hi, I reverted twice only and both times due to the language used in the edit summary. I've advised the editor to discuss rather than revert again. I have reason to believe that a sock is also being used. I do not consider my reverts to be rude, thank you fr33kman talk 23:36, 18 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

George Clooney[change source]

Hi Majorly! You deleted the article George Clooney. I think that the user removed the simple article by the en article. Can you undelete the article? Regards, Barras (talk) 17:56, 20 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No, please see the deletion summary. Majorly talk 23:02, 20 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yep, I saw the summary, but I thought that the article was replaced and not a new article. Because of that I aksed. Thanks for the answer. Regards, Barras (talk) 09:49, 21 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The article was basically vandalism, and replaced by a copypaste from enwiki. Majorly talk 13:03, 21 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
OK. Thank you. Barras (talk) 13:04, 21 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Why did you delete my article?[change source]

I simplified it quite a lot. Mr Snow is the head of the WMF and an important figure. Snow funn at tall (talk) 00:42, 29 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oh the irony of the section header. It was copied from enwiki, an article that I wrote. Majorly talk 00:45, 29 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It was simplified from that wiki. I've now cut out even more. Snow funn at tall (talk) 00:50, 29 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Carphone warehouse Pakistan edits[change source]

Hi Majorly, did you read my response to the email? If you could blat those articles it'd be great. The Rambling Man (talk) 13:50, 29 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not sure which ones you mean. Can you link to the contribs please. Majorly talk 13:52, 29 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply] (talk · contribs) The Rambling Man (talk) 13:56, 29 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Good job. Maybe when you're done you'll decide on Ronald Reagan...! The Rambling Man (talk) 14:08, 29 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh, and (talk · contribs) ought to get the same treatment.... The Rambling Man (talk) 14:10, 29 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
And I've just seen (talk · contribs) too... The Rambling Man (talk) 14:13, 29 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
And (talk · contribs)... sorry! The Rambling Man (talk) 14:14, 29 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No more please. I'm not going on a mass deletion spree. Majorly talk 14:17, 29 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Okay. Looks like we may end up well below 57,000 articles by the time we've finished with all this. The Rambling Man (talk) 14:20, 29 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Indeed. There are so many though and I don't want to wear myself out... Majorly talk 14:22, 29 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Fair enough entirely. We've got a problem though, I can't see how thousands of other articles can remain here if the attribution issue remains implemented this way. The Rambling Man (talk) 14:24, 29 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Stats[change source]

Hi Majorly. Following on from the odd comment about my soon to fail RFCU, I wondered if there was any way we could determine the number of currently named users making, say, more than 50 edits a month. While I'm obviously disappointed that it will fail, I'm concerned that we will be in a position soon that we won't ever be able to meet the WMF requirements of 25 supports. I think this is exemplified by the voting patterns which show 14 of 17 supports appearing within 18 hours. All of your support votes for checkuser arrived within 50 hours of the nomination listing. Since you posted your generous request to increase interest about seven hours ago, one more editor has made a decision to weakly support simply to help the process. It ain't gonna happen, but I wonder now if it ever will. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:21, 31 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm looking into it. Majorly talk 22:00, 31 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
We'll get the 25 required support votes, even if we have to pull some teeth to do so. Cheers, Razorflame 23:47, 31 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Interesting stuff, thanks. 55 editors making more than 50 edits last month, only 20 making 10 or more edits a day on average. Doesn't look like enough really. Thanks anyway! The Rambling Man (talk) 06:42, 1 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re: TRM's RFCU[change source]

I have made my decision and it's there in the comments section.--   CM16  23:12, 31 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My decision won't change and I'd rather not count it as an oppose.--   CM16  03:47, 2 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Irony: both will now fail. Shucks. But I appreciate your help in trying to rouse some interest in each process. Cheers. The Rambling Man (talk) 06:03, 2 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, you've just been made a bureaucrat (albeit very early) and you're passing your RFCU, which is due to close any time soon. Majorly talk 13:21, 2 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Damn you :P[change source]

It's only 00.14 and you got my Aril Fool already :(. I'll have to get something else ;).

Oh and:

User:Bluegoblin7 has given you some cookies! Now enjoy them!

Goblin 23:18, 31 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My RFB[change source]

Hey, thanks for your support in my RFB which was closed (early) yesterday successfully, 16/5. I hope I can live up to your expectations and provide Simple English Wikipedia with a reliable and effective service. All the best. The Rambling Man (talk) 09:31, 3 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

And Majorly, thanks for the help in keeping some interest going in the process... The checkuser is still running, just about 17 hours overdue.... The Rambling Man (talk) 09:31, 3 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]