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Hi there. I've noticed that you created a bot account here on SEWP. I have also noticed that you have created a bot proposal for your bot. While I am not a bureaucrat, I can tell you what the bureaucrats will want before they will be able to grant your bot its' flag.

I've noticed that you've applied for a global flag already. Instead of making a proposal on this site, why not just wait to see if the global flag is approved first? That way, we can avoid the problem of your bot having 2 of the same flag :). They will also want to see your bot make some test edits as well. Make sure that you make these edits :). Cheers, Razorflame 15:53, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for your message. I've been waiting for the global bot flag for several days and it seems as if the stewards were quite reluctant to grant it. I'm about to make some test edits in a while. :-) Regards, --Mercy (talk) 16:01, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

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Hi, I've noticed you do quite a bit of vandal reverting - thanks! Did you know simple.wikipedia can grant non-admins rollback right? Let me know if you want it. Best wishes, Majorly talk 14:10, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for your offer, I'll bear it in mind. Best regards, --Mercy (talk) 17:14, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

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Hey, welcome to the site ;)

I've noticed that you've been doing some vandal fighting here. Could you please also warn users not to vandalise again when you do? I can show you some templates if you wish.

Also, I see Majorly has mentioned to Rollback flag - would you like it? It is easier to undo vandalism with it as it is just one click of a button.

If you ever need more help, just leave me a message.

Thanks, BG7even 15:04, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for your message. I wanted to put some warning template to the vandal's talkpage but I didn't have time to look for a suitable one. :-) Next time not I'm going to forget about it. Cheers, --Mercy (talk) 18:36, 23 January 2009 (UTC)
Hey there, you're welcome. If you do forget about it chances are another editor will pop along and add one, especially if the user continues. An easy way of warning users is to go to Special:Preferences and select the "Gadgets" tab, then turn "Vandal Warner" on. This adds a little sidebar below the search box when you edit a user's page, and you just click on the one you want. Hope that helps, again if you need anything drop me a line. Thanks, BG7even 19:02, 23 January 2009 (UTC)
As a bit of a side note, Vandal Warner uses scripted windows to work, so if your internet options doesn't allow for these windows, you might have to allow them, otherwise, it will be quite hard to work them. Cheers, Razorflame 19:03, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

I've turned the Vandal Warner on and it seems to work fine. We have no gadgets like this on Czech projects I contribute to. I'm quite used to the buttons in my monobook.js though. -- Mercy (|) 22:58, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

If you want, you could request for Rollback at WP:RFRB. We do have non-administrator rollback enabled on this Wikipedia, and looking at your recent contributions, I believe that you will benefit the Wikipedia by being allowed rollback. Cheers, Razorflame 18:23, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

I know. :-) I'm going to request for it later. -- Mercy (|) 18:24, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

I would nominate you for rollback if I were able, but I believe that you have to request it yourself. Why not just get it over with and request it now? It will help you better be able to fight vandalism :). Cheers, Razorflame 18:26, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

I've been a little busy with my bot and other projects I contribute to. :-) The request has just been put. -- Mercy (|) 18:36, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

Warning users

Hi there Mercy. When you revert vandalism by a user, could you please warn them about it? That way, it helps to tell administrators when the user is ready for blocking or not. Cheers, Razorflame 18:45, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

Hi, if you mean this edit, it doesn't seem to be a vandalism. It looks like a newbie trying to contribute with some updated information. -- Mercy (|) 18:50, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
If that is the case, you shouldn't use rollback on that edit. Rollback is supposed to be only used for vandalism and nothing else. In the future, could you use the undo tool for reverting edits such as those? Thanks, Razorflame 18:53, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
No prob. -- Mercy (|) 18:54, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
No, rollback can be used for any kind of unconstructive edit, be it test or malicious. Majorly talk 20:19, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
But the edit was clearly none of those. I would probably assume good faith here. Razorflame 21:03, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
It didn't look very constructive to me, but htat's my opinion. Majorly talk 21:28, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

Interwiki

Regarding this, I leave adding interwiki on categories up to bots. · Tygrrr... 18:37, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Are there any bots that add interwiki links to a page/category that is not linked from any other Wikipedia? -- Mercy (|) 18:39, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
I don't know. I don't know a whole lot about how bots function. · Tygrrr... 18:42, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
Well, if a page/category is not linked from any other language version of Wikipedia, the bots are unable to add the interwiki links. You need to add at least one interwiki link for the bot to be able to synchronise the rest. Simply add the interwiki link to the English Wikipedia like I did and the bots will be able to do their job. Best regards, -- Mercy (|) 18:47, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
No offense, but the hundreds, if not thousands, of categories I've created all seem to have gotten interwiki added to them eventually. BotMultichill seems to have figured out a way to do it. If it's all the same to you, I think I'll keep doing what I'm doing. I don't see that I'm causing any harm and I work faster the way I'm doing it and thus enjoy it more. Please don't feel obligated to follow my new cats adding interwiki, but if it pleases you, then be my guest. Cheers! · Tygrrr... 19:19, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
I don´t mind it. -- Mercy (|) 08:14, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

First barnstar :D

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For all the hard and quick vandal reverts and QD's in the last few hours, great job! Hope you keep this up! Æåm Fætsøn /ˈaɪæm ˈfætsən/ 09:07, 4 March 2009 (UTC)
Oh, thank you... :-) -- Mercy (|) 09:11, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

Second barnstar

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Keep up the great work! The Rambling Man (talk) 18:16, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
thanks :) -- Mercy (|) 18:17, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Down syndrome‎

Thanks, for helping to revert vandalism on the same page ;)--AleksA 11:27, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome! Cheers, -- Mercy (|) 11:29, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

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GoblinBot3 (talk) 18:33, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Vandalism at my user page

Thanks for reverting it! --Philosopher Let us reason together. 11:36, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome. :) -- Mercy (|) 11:40, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

RFA

I apologize I reverted your comment. I was not ready to go live yet, there is more I'd like to write. Cheers, NonvocalScream (talk) 16:58, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

No problem. Regards, -- Mercy (|) 16:58, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

Article

You removed information I added to an article, even though it was properly sourced, did you not see the source at the Jelckama article? 193.172.170.26 (talk) 08:49, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

.Cd. Busken Huet, Het land van Rembrand. Studiën over de Noordnederlandsche beschaving in de zeventiende eeuw (2 delen in 3 banden). H.D. Tjeenk Willink, Haarlem 1882–1884}}

hah!

I think you should stop trolling and go play somewhere else. Thanks. Regards, -- Mercy (|) 08:50, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

No kidding. Seriously, i have sources, it should be in the article. racist! 193.172.170.26 (talk) 08:51, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

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GoblinBot3 (talk) 11:29, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

RfA

Barras has just posted your RfA. Thought you would like to accept it. Pmlinediter  Talk 09:03, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

Hi, I have just accepted it. Sorry for the delay, I'm a little busy at the moment. -- Mercy (|) 09:05, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

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Congratulations, per your successful RfA, you are now an administrator. If you have any questions, do feel free to ask around. Chenzw  Talk  12:34, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

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Congrats Mercy! You deserve it! :). Regards, Goblin 12:36, 21 June 2009 (UTC) I ♥ Kennedy!

Thanks, guys! -- Mercy (|) 14:26, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Well done! Now go and delete the main page :D Yotcmdr =talk to the commander= 16:20, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
Congrats Mercy! Barras (talk) 18:21, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
Congrats Mercy. Please block all other sysops and delete the Main Page now. :P Pmlinediter  Talk 09:40, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
OK, I'll bear that in mind... ;) -- Mercy (|) 10:00, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
Congrats Mercy. I'm not surprised it was a unanimous decision (well, except for that one guy whose only other contribs were to oppose my RfA!) EhJJTALK 13:20, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

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GoblinBot3 (talk) 10:50, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanks...

...for your help with that - my school Internet was being really slow!

However, can I ask that you tick the "Clean delete reasons" box in Special:Preferences under gadgets? It makes the logs cleaner, and also avoids the need for oversighting in the event that may be needed.

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OK, done. -- Mercy (|) 10:03, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

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When you delete articles that contain personal attacks, as Jacob black appears to have contained, please clear the "other/additional reason" field so that the "bad" part of the article doesn't get embedded in the deletion log. Thanks --Philosopher Let us reason together. 15:52, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

No problem, I've overlooked this. -- Mercy (|) 16:30, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
If you go into preferences on the gadget tab is a check box to have it do it automatically for you every time. -Djsasso (talk) 17:00, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

arab people

Hi, mercy

I've answered you at my talk page. please, have a look. thanks - ברי"א (talk) 21:37, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Silvio Berlusconi

I have protected Silvio Berlusconi temporarily. If it is POV pushing, warn the user and block if necessary, or use the talk page. Oysterguitarist 08:38, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

Warning  Done by me. Pmlinediter  Talk 08:41, 25 June 2009 (UTC)
Hello and thanks for your message. I've just asked the user to come up with some references. Regards, -- Mercy (|) 08:42, 25 June 2009 (UTC)
Okay, well if they don't come up with references, then unprotect the page, and block if there are anymore problems. Thanks. Oysterguitarist 08:45, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

Category

Hi, as a general rule Categories should have at least five pages to make them worthwhile
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This is why I marked the category for quick deletion. --Terry Talk - Changes 12:12, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Hello, I think deleting such categories is rather a waste of time and energy when they can be populated later. But this is my personal opinion... -- Mercy (|) 12:20, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
I think Category:Scottish heraldry and Category:English heraldry should be deleted because the only article in both of them is also in the main category Category:Heraldry. --Terry Talk - Changes 12:26, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
Well, the point is, when there are more articles created on these topics, the deleted categories will have to be recreated. And there is nothing bad on these two articles being also in the parent category. It is the same elsewhere. -- Mercy (|) 12:33, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
The above two categories should definitely be deleted, and I have done so. This is per the QD criteria and category guidelines. The other Category that you QD tagged I would say is an exception to the rule as it is a very important category. There may also be other articles that are not correctly categorised. Regards, Goblin 12:37, 2 July 2009 (UTC) I ♥ Kennedy!

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For Mercy for being so quick to revert vandalism that I haven't been able to get in one revert today. Keep up the good work Peterdownunder (talk) 13:18, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
Thank you! :-) Have a nice day! -- Mercy (|) 13:24, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

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Yotcmdr =talk to the commander= 08:17, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

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Well, this is partly my fault and partly BG7's. I said that I'll start a ST thread (which I did), but he asked me to be bold :/. Sorry for my edits and please participate in the ST discussion. Pmlineditor 10:43, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

No prob. Just as I said on IRC, personally, I would't make such changes without a community consensus, if I were you. -- Mercy (|) 10:45, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

Rollback

Can I have rollback rights?-- Deoxyribonucleic Acid ([+]) 10:02, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Request page is WP:RFRB. But, anyway, I deleted today one of your edits and your created edits... sorry, no. I would object to grant the tool, atm. Barras (talk) 10:04, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
Hello, I think you should wait some time before requesting and show us that the rollback rights are of any use for you. Regards, -- Mercy (|) 10:10, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
After 25 reverts....-- Deoxyribonucleic Acid ([+]) 10:12, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
Well, I'm not going to count the number of your reverts. Just prove us you're eligible of granting the rollback rights and then we'll decide. -- Mercy (|) 10:14, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
Can you please give me an example as per. I have made nearly a good amount of fruitful main space edits (what I perceive around 75 to 100).

And have been an user for some 11 months. anyhow I have less experience of using the tool, I have used it in test wikis. So that I can only revert the rash edits some times done, efficiently...For Instance I can judge between good and bad edits. Anything more eh? -- Deoxyribonucleic Acid ([+]) 10:25, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Two admins said no. Wait a few days. And request the tool on the page I linked above. Barras (talk) 10:26, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
You've mostly edited in your own userspace and made only 3 reverts during these 11 months (all the reverts were made today). Just show us how you can judge between good and bad edits. This is not about your editcount. -- Mercy (|) 10:31, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Hi Mercy :)

Hi. I'm new to Simple, though I've been contributing to the regular Wikipedia for awhile. Anyway, my question to you is, what does "iw" mean? Please forgive me if it's something obvious. :) Best, t'shael mindmeld 12:07, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Hi T'Shael, "iw" means "interwiki". :) Best regards, -- Mercy (|) 12:09, 20 July 2009 (UTC)
Ah, okay. Makes sense. :) Thanks much, t'shael mindmeld 12:09, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Ro;;back

The French knights were killed. Many historians believe it was the mud on the field. The fact we dont know! --
 :: Deoxyribonucleic Acid . 09:49, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

Hello, thank you for your message. This was no vandalism and no one used a rollback here. The anonymous user only deleted an unverified statement that was present without any reference in the article since April. Best regards, -- Mercy (|) 09:52, 21 July 2009 (UTC)
OK I just wanted it to stay :P --
 :: Deoxyribonucleic Acid . 09:54, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

IRC

BTW I cant make out what this IRC means....It says as per it makes official conferences likewise in channels like #wikipedia....How do I access that and where...whin I see it has a protocol irc:// which is totally unrecognized by my system. Regards..--
 :: Deoxyribonucleic Acid . 09:57, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

Well, first you should install an IRC client such as ChatZilla or Xchat... -- Mercy (|) 09:59, 21 July 2009 (UTC)
looking out for that, Thnks--
 :: Deoxyribonucleic Acid . 10:02, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

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GoblinBot3 (talk) 12:03, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

Seventh Brother

The creator is a long term vandal who has made this page on multiple language Wikipedias and should not be allowed to edit at all. I've requested that the article be deleted from every single project it was added on. Bambifan101 should not be allowed to edit Wikipedia, whether it's English, Simple English, Russian, or Turkish.Ryulong (talk) 12:17, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

I know about this user and I know it is a vandal. But why has the article to be deleted? It is not unsourced and the topic is notable. -- Mercy (|) 12:22, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

My RfB

Simple English

I'm a new user of simple English. Please explain me about simple English.

Thanks!

Relly Komaruzaman Talk 09:31, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

Hello, please see the welcome message I just put in your talk page. Best regards, -- Mercy (|) 09:34, 23 July 2009 (UTC)
I have seen the message. Simple English is more American English or not?
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No, it is not. Please see Wikipedia:Simple English Wikipedia. -- Mercy (|) 09:47, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

Your move

Hi Mercy! You revertet the move by Rich Farmbrough (talk · contribs). The move of this page by Rich seems to be right. We move our main space page normally per en and enwiki uses the full name and the other as redirect. Please consider to undo your revert. Best --Barras (talk) 18:12, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

Hi, actually, the template was moved by the same user on the en.wiki. As I did not find any community consensus about the move, I'd suggest keeping the the name as it is. Such move also created several thousands of template redirects, which in my opinion, only slow down the server performance. -- Mercy (|) 18:25, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
Oh, I didn't noticed, that this was done on enwiki by the same user. Thanks for the information. So, you revert was fully ok. Thanks Barras (talk) 18:27, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

Redirects are not expensive. Redirects are cheap. See en:Wikipedia:Don't worry about performance and en:Wikipedia:Tools/Navigation popups/About fixing redirects. The servers will cache the redirect. Rich Farmbrough (talk)

Hello, thanks for the links. Is there any community consensus about the template move. I wouldn't mind the move if there were any. -- Mercy (|) 19:17, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
I don't think there needs to be due to WP:BOLD. And clearly having the words spelled out completely falls in line with us trying to be simpler english as short forms are not simple english. -Djsasso (talk) 19:22, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
Actually, I don't mind moving the template to the longer form but I think we should wait some time and watch if the move is not reverted on the en.wiki. If nothing happens, let's say, in a week time, I'd suggest moving the template to the longer form. -- Mercy (|) 10:04, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

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IRC

I've been trying to contact you recently with no response. Is this a better venue for next time? What's the problem with IRC? -- Mentifisto 12:52, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Hi, I haven't received any messages from you recently and don't know where the problem is. If I don't respond, you can try the query function or e-mail me. -- Mercy (|) 12:59, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
I did /query you and even ping by calling out your nick... your client must've not displayed it, then. -- Mentifisto 13:16, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
That's strange. I'll restart the client. Perhaps, it'll help. Could you please try to send the message again in about 5 minutes? -- Mercy (|) 13:20, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

India etc.

It seems you are an anti indian.You have mentioned Kashmir as an INDIAN OCCUPIED TERRITORY in many articales. Cant you be more professional and more nutral while spreading the knowledge. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 00jayhind (talkcontribs)

Hello, thanks for your message. In my opinion, Indian Occupied Territory is a perfectly neutral term which is widely used. Could you provide me with some reference to your statements? Best regards, -- Mercy (|) 10:03, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

BUT

I was serious?? Please don't hurt me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dan Q Lamp (talkcontribs)

Please stop trolling. This is the only warning. -- Mercy (|) 12:54, 22 September 2009 (UTC)
I have blocked this user for the highly inappropriate comments made on the now-deleted RfA. Majorly talk 13:37, 22 September 2009 (UTC)
OK, I have no objections. -- Mercy (|) 13:39, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

le Roi Arthur

Je ne comprends pas ! Il m'a informé que l'article court a eu besoin de plus pour indiquer au sujet de ce qui se produisait dans le Roi Arthur' ; cour de s. J'essayerai de la convertir en anglais Mr hammond (talk) 13:39, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

Si vous voulez contribuer en Francais, vous pouvez commencer ici. -- Mercy (|) 13:45, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

My userspace

Please protect it. – Katerenka (talk • contribs) 07:11, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

I've semi-protected your userpage for 1 month. If you need anything, feel free to drop by at any time. -- Mercy (|) 07:14, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
Thank you. :) Warmly, – Katerenka (talk • contribs) 07:16, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
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for making me a ham sandwich Franklin J. Robinson (talk) 11:57, 20 October 2009 (UTC)


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and filling it with the most delicious mustard Franklin J. Robinson (talk) 11:57, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

Simple News Issue 12

The Simple News
Issue Twelve
26th October 2009

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Fr33kman talks about his latest initiatives for his debut article...
In his fourth article, Pmlinediter talks of what to do to keep Simple WP running
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GoblinBot3 (talk) 08:50, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks

...for warning the ip. I'm looking into why my warning button is no longer there. Best. Synergy 12:36, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

No problem. :-) Cheers, --Mercy (talk) 12:37, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Simple News Issue 13

The Simple News
Issue Thirteen
9th November 2009

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QandA
  • The QandA. Every month, a user will be interviewed by a member of the Simple News team. This idea was started by Kennedy. Interviews are generally taking by a member of the Simple News Team - to date this has included Bluegoblin7, Kennedy, Pmlinediter, Juliancolton and Yotcmdr.

This weeks interview is with Fr33kman.

Click here for Fr33kman's interview!

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GoblinBot3 (talk) 00:01, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Simple News Issue 14

The Simple News
Issue Fourteen
23rd November 2009

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We Are One! Simple News is now One Year Old, and we would like to thank all of the Simple English Wikipedia contributors who have helped with it during this time. As we move into our second year please continue to send in your contributions, and let's try to develop Simple News further!

On that note, please do continue to submit articles, QandAs and the like. You may have noticed that recent Issues have been fairly bare - and the only way that will change will be with your help.

Thank You!

Goblin, On Behalf of the Simple News Team. 15:17, 24 November 2009 (UTC) I ♥ Fr33kman!

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--Barras (de) (talk) 22:43, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

Deletation of article Indian Penal Code

Hello Mercy, Well yes the article was copied from the En Wikipedia but I have edited it well to delete and replace complex word and sentances. Also I deleted the links, categories and section that were not here. I think that you should have checked it fully before removing it so quickly, it was in a snap, I dont even the get time to modify it further if there is any problems. But it is ok, I respect Simple Wikipedia guidelines here and will try to do work here in it accordance. Thank You. --Wikisidd (talk) 13:35, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

Hello, I've compared the text you added with the enwiki article and came to a decision that both texts are nearly the same. I'm sorry for any inconvenience and wish you good luck editing the SEWP. --Mercy (talk) 13:38, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome! and question

Hi, thank you for the welcome. I'm an existing user in English Wikipedia and Hebrew Wikipedia, and I'm expanding my user page to include a link to simple English Wikipedia. I hope to translate some pages from Hebrew to simple English in the future. Can you tell me of some useful links for translating to and from simple English? Thanks in advance - Squaredevil (talk) 11:28, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

Edit: I just read through the welcome and found the links I need. Thanks again :) - Squaredevil (talk) 11:30, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

Simple News Issue 15

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Issue Fifteen
7th December 2009

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Yottie =talk= 20:07, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

Redirect vs Soft Redirect -- Question and Comment

You recently changed a redirect on my Simple English talk page to a soft redirect. What's the thought behind this -- With a regular redirect, it takes real effort to edit a page; with a soft redirect, someone can easily ignore it. Is the thinking that a regular redirect might confuse?

Also, while I hesitate to slap an Admin's wrist, however gently, on en:wikipedia it would have more usual to drop me a note asking me to make the change, rather than directly making a change to the structure of my talk page. After all, the only material that we create here that is supposed to be ours is our user pages and the headers of our talk pages. While there are certainly items on User and Talk pages that might require immediate change (e.g. copyright problems or other unacceptable material), this was hardly in that class. . . . . Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talkcontribs) 18:31, 30 December 2009 (UTC) If you choose to respond, please do so here.

Hi, interwiki redirects do not work as usual redirects and therefore the MediaWiki software categorises them as broken redirects. This is why they are changed to soft redirects. If you don't like having this template on your userpage, you are welcome to report the problem with interwiki redirects on MediaWiki Bugzilla. Best regards, --Mercy (talk) 19:37, 30 December 2009 (UTC)