User talk:Ricky81682

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Selective restoration[change source]

I have done a selective restoration on your talk page to get rid of the link that was added by a vandal to your talk page. The link was to a website that had personal information of everybody's favorite KMcA on it. Cheers, PTO 23:21, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

RE: block of Rubbersoul20 from wikipedia.....[change source]

Hello there, this is Rubbersoul20, a user you recently "Blocked" from Wikipedia. I'm just letting you know that I DID IN FACT remove the missing reference tags but--and this point is very important--I INSERTED REFERENCES in their place. If you take a look at the section I edited you will notice this......What do you mean "do not add large blocks of text"? Why not?.....I doubt that one would have to recur to the "talk page" simply in order remove "missing reference tags" and add references to a paragraph. I for one think such a course of action is unwarranted.

Rubbersoul20 [1] 07:18, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Rock music[change source]

I'd like to invite you to join the newly-formed Rock music WikiProject. There's alot of Rock-related articles on Wikipedia that could use a little attention, and I hope this project can help organize an effort to improve them. So please, take a look and if you like what you see, help us get this project off the ground and a few Rock music pages into the front ranks of Wikipedia articles. Thanks! --Fell on Black Days (talk) 19:54, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

User privileges removal discussion[change source]

Hello Ricky81682. In the interests of keeping out admin list somewhat accurate and active, we've asked for your rights on Simple to be withdrawn here. This is not a reflection on you, or your prior work here, which we all appreciate. If you decide to rejoin the project in the future, please feel free to ask for your administrator privileges back, or perform some administrative acions before the closure date. Hope to see you back soon. All the best, PeterSymonds (talk) 17:44, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

February 2018[change source]

Hello! Thank you for creating Category:Former countries in Southeast Asia. However, we normally need at least three pages in a category before it is created. Because categories are a way to group together similar articles, there is no need to create a new category for just one or two articles. If you think there might be more pages to add to the new category, please add them now. Thank you. Auntof6 (talk) 16:41, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

Hello! Thank you for creating Category:Former countries in Central Asia. However, we normally need at least three pages in a category before it is created. Because categories are a way to group together similar articles, there is no need to create a new category for just one or two articles. If you think there might be more pages to add to the new category, please add them now. Thank you. Auntof6 (talk) 16:43, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. You might not have done it on purpose, but your recent change removed helpful information from Wikipedia. We ask that you do not remove things from pages, as you did to "Category:2017 by country", without giving a good reason in the change summary. If it was a mistake, do not worry. The part of the article you removed has been put back. If you want to try things out, please use the sandbox. If you would like to learn how to help Wikipedia, please see the welcome page. Thank you. There is no apparent reason for removing Category:Categories by country. Auntof6 (talk) 16:51, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

Standard Offer[change source]

Have you applied for a standard offer?

March 2018[change source]

Hello! Thank you for creating Category:2011 by country. However, we normally need at least three pages in a category before it is created. Because categories are a way to group together similar articles, there is no need to create a new category for just one or two articles. If you think there might be more pages to add to the new category, please add them now. Thank you. Auntof6 (talk) 15:33, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Ok, thanks! I won't create them in the future until there's enough pages. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 04:03, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
I see you've created some establishment categories for US states that have fewer than three entries. An example is Category:Establishments in Alabama. Are you planning to populate those soon?
One other note about establishment and disestablishment categories for locations: they can go under history of the location if a history category exists. --Auntof6 (talk) 06:49, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm populating them downward, see Category:1830s establishments in the United States and then upward. It won't be hard to find Alabama stuff for the 20th century but the older ones I'm making sure to populate before splitting. I've generally commented out the history cats as I don't think a lot exist but I'll check those. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 06:56, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

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Do you think you could populate the older categories you created before you create more? I can understand that the categories for one location could be under construction, but new categories for unrelated locations keep getting created. I've been holding off tagging them with {{popcat}} because you said you were working with them. Once they get tagged, there's a limit on how long they can stay if they have fewer than three entries. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:16, 25 March 2018 (UTC)

Auntof6. Yes, that's fair. Sorry about that. I will also put them into a "History of" subcategory if that's appropriate. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 02:36, 25 March 2018 (UTC)

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Hi again. Still waiting to see the categories populated. I just checked all the ones you created that aren't patrolled yet, and here are the ones that appear to be underpopulated:

01:39, 2 April 2018 Category:21st century establishments in Germany

   01:32, 2 April 2018 Category:Establishments in Denmark
   01:32, 2 April 2018 Category:Establishments in Austria
   01:21, 2 April 2018 Category:1950s establishments in Sweden
   10:45, 1 April 2018 Category:1969 establishments in Canada
   10:23, 1 April 2018 Category:Establishments in Africa
   07:23, 29 March 2018 Category:Establishments in Utah
   07:23, 29 March 2018 Category:20th century establishments in Utah
   06:06, 29 March 2018 Category:Establishments in Taiwan
   06:53, 27 March 2018 Category:Disestablishments in Australia
   04:56, 27 March 2018 Category:1930s establishments in Illinois
   01:01, 27 March 2018 Category:20th century establishments in Montana
   21:33, 26 March 2018 Category:1910s establishments in Ohio
   06:37, 25 March 2018 Category:21st century establishments in Tennessee
   04:02, 25 March 2018 Category:20th century establishments in New Hampshire
   18:23, 24 March 2018 Category:21st century establishments in Iowa
   18:18, 24 March 2018 Category:21st century establishments in Oklahoma
   09:20, 23 March 2018 Category:1850s establishments in Kansas
   08:28, 23 March 2018 Category:21st century disestablishments in the United Kingdom
   08:02, 23 March 2018 Category:Establishments in Argentina
   08:01, 23 March 2018 Category:19th century establishments in South America
   07:57, 23 March 2018 Category:Establishments in Brazil
   07:56, 23 March 2018 Category:Establishments in Uruguay
   07:56, 23 March 2018 Category:19th century establishments in Uruguay
   03:41, 23 March 2018 Category:Establishments in Montana
   03:38, 23 March 2018 Category:20th century establishments in Kentucky
   03:32, 23 March 2018 Category:20th century establishments in Oregon
   03:07, 23 March 2018 Category:1940s establishments in Florida
   02:39, 23 March 2018 Category:Establishments in Idaho
   01:13, 23 March 2018 Category:21st century establishments in Azerbaijan
   01:02, 23 March 2018 Category:21st century establishments in Israel
   00:52, 23 March 2018 Category:Establishments in Azerbaijan
   00:52, 23 March 2018 Category:20th century establishments in Azerbaijan
   00:51, 23 March 2018 Category:1990s establishments in Azerbaijan
   00:41, 23 March 2018 Category:1960s establishments in Israel
   21:31, 22 March 2018 Category:20th century establishments in Mississippi
   08:24, 22 March 2018 Category:20th century establishments in Kansas
   08:20, 22 March 2018 Category:21st century establishments in Virginia
   07:43, 22 March 2018 Category:20th century establishments in Louisiana
   07:04, 22 March 2018 Category:Establishments in New Mexico
   07:04, 22 March 2018 Category:20th century establishments in New Mexico
   13:35, 21 March 2018 Category:20th century establishments in Rhode Island
   13:14, 21 March 2018 Category:21st century establishments in Wisconsin
   12:21, 21 March 2018 Category:18th century establishments in New York
   11:53, 21 March 2018 Category:21st century establishments in North Carolina
   11:31, 21 March 2018 Category:20th century establishments in Iowa
   11:21, 21 March 2018 Category:Establishments in Chile
   10:56, 21 March 2018 Category:1880s establishments in Florida
   10:29, 21 March 2018 Category:1850s establishments in Michigan
   10:08, 21 March 2018 Category:Establishments in Kansas
   09:56, 21 March 2018 Category:20th century establishments in Arkansas
   09:55, 21 March 2018 Category:20th century establishments in Tennessee
   09:31, 21 March 2018 Category:21st century establishments in Minnesota
   09:29, 21 March 2018 Category:21st century establishments in Michigan
   08:34, 21 March 2018 Category:Establishments in Rhode Island
   08:33, 21 March 2018 Category:19th century establishments in Rhode Island
   08:29, 21 March 2018 Category:Establishments in Delaware
   08:29, 21 March 2018 Category:19th century establishments in Delaware
   08:24, 21 March 2018 Category:Establishments in Washington (U.S. state)
   08:18, 21 March 2018 Category:19th century establishments in Tennessee
   08:14, 21 March 2018 Category:Establishments in Nebraska
   08:14, 21 March 2018 Category:19th century establishments in Nebraska
   07:50, 21 March 2018 Category:Establishments in Oregon
   07:50, 21 March 2018 Category:19th century establishments in Oregon
   07:45, 21 March 2018 Category:Establishments in Colorado
   07:44, 21 March 2018 Category:Establishments in Maryland
   07:39, 21 March 2018 Category:Establishments in Arkansas
   07:39, 21 March 2018 Category:19th century establishments in Arkansas
   07:35, 21 March 2018 Category:Establishments in Louisiana
   07:20, 21 March 2018 Category:Establishments in New Jersey
   07:15, 21 March 2018 Category:Establishments in Mississippi
   06:38, 21 March 2018 Category:20th century establishments in South Carolina
   06:27, 21 March 2018 Category:18th century establishments in Kentucky
   05:09, 21 March 2018 Category:18th century establishments in South Carolina
   05:00, 21 March 2018 Category:1770s establishments in the United States
   04:32, 21 March 2018 Category:18th century establishments in Germany
   04:20, 21 March 2018 Category:18th century establishments in New Hampshire
   04:18, 21 March 2018 Category:19th century establishments in New Hampshire
   03:53, 21 March 2018 Category:Establishments in Georgia (U.S. state)
   03:49, 21 March 2018 Category:Establishments in Connecticut
   03:43, 21 March 2018 Category:Establishments in Indiana
   11:50, 20 March 2018 Category:1818 establishments in the United States
   11:35, 20 March 2018 Category:Establishments in Missouri
   11:17, 20 March 2018 Category:1840s establishments in the United States
   09:03, 20 March 2018 Category:21st century establishments in Texas
   08:21, 20 March 2018 Category:19th century establishments in Oklahoma
   07:01, 20 March 2018 Category:20th century establishments in Alabama
   06:00, 20 March 2018 Category:Establishments in Alabama
   04:51, 20 March 2018 Category:Establishments in Massachusetts

--Auntof6 (talk) 02:45, 2 April 2018 (UTC)

Oh, wow, that's helpful. I'll go through these one by one then. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 03:32, 2 April 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. Going forward, please try not to create a category unless there are already three things to put into it. --Auntof6 (talk) 03:41, 2 April 2018 (UTC)
Yes, I will focus on these right now and prepare it that way. Sorry. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 03:43, 2 April 2018 (UTC)

Auntof6 Do you think some of the disestablishments categories like in Category:7th century disestablishments, Category:9th century disestablishments and some others should be merged together? Maybe they should listed for deletion? -- Ricky81682 (talk) 04:10, 2 April 2018 (UTC)

I think the ones that don't specify locations could stay, even if they have fewer than three entries. It's when we start breaking them down by finer detail that I don't think we need the underpopulated categories. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:21, 2 April 2018 (UTC)

Rights added...[change source]

Hello Ricky81682, It is good to see you are back and contribute actively. I have added you to the autopatrolled and rollbacker groups, as a former admin I think you konw how to use these tools. All the best, and thanks for the good work. --Eptalon (talk) 08:06, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Thank you! -- Ricky81682 (talk) 21:27, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

New categories[change source]

I noticed that you're still creating some categories with fewer than three entries in them. Examples are Category:1954 establishments in Canada, Category:Establishments in Lebanon, and Category:1980s establishments in Iran. Ideally these shouldn't be created, but if you create them anyway, please be sure to put a {{popcat}} template on them. If you don't feel you can do that, then I can remove your autopatroller right so that others can patrol the categories to make sure they have enough entries. Let me know. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 03:27, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

I'll do that. I could have sworn those were supposed to have three each but let me double check everything. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 04:18, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. Just know that if they don't get three entries, they might still get deleted later. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:03, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, I'll focus on adding to those as well or upmerging them so it's not an issue. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 05:04, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

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I notice that you're now adding categories to pages without creating the categories, which leaves them redlinked. I know that we have a rule not to create categories with fewer than three entries, but that doesn't mean they should be added as redlinked categories. Doing that is causing Special:WantedCategories to fill up. Please don't put redlinked categories on a page unless you're about to create the categories (like within a few minutes). Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 06:58, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

Auntof6 Is that really a problem? I was using it and wantedcategories to see which pages were needed and then creating them (once I see them at 2 items). But you've been here longer and since you feel otherwise, then I'll comment out the red categories right away. Sorry about that. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 07:00, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
Whether it's a problem depends on your point of view. From my point of view, it's a problem, partly because the redlinked categories can't be found by standard category navigation, and partly because it makes it harder to monitor wanted categories for other things. And by the way, in most cases you should be waiting for three items before creating the categories. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 07:14, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
Yes, I see. I'm commenting them out right now and of course, waiting for three items. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 07:16, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 07:56, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

Great to see you active here again, but I can't help but wonder if you are starting to over categorize. I don't know what categorization was like when you were last active here, its been awhile, but we try to keep our categorization stucture as simple as possible. We don't replicate all the branches of categories that en.wiki has for example. I noticed a tonne of edits like this one where you added all kinds of categories that weren't really necessary beyond the ones that were already there. We don't need every possible combination year. And in this particular example you even included a parent category (1930) when the article is already in a subcategory (1930 in ice hockey) which is definitely something we don't do. -DJSasso (talk) 12:19, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

You're right. I'm going a bit overboard. And I shouldn't be including both, that's a rule across the project. Ricky81682 (talk) 15:22, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

Categories for England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland[change source]

Hi, Ricky. I noticed that you put some establishment categories for these places into "by country" categories (for example Category:20th century establishments in Scotland and Category:1990s establishments in England). England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland are part of the United Kingdom, not sovereign countries on their own, so they do not go directly into "by country" categories. Please don't continue putting them there, and remove any others that you may have put there. If you have any questions, let me know. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 22:49, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

Auntof6, I saw that English had it as a separate country but I'll take them out (Commons does not). However, is it ok for pre-UK categories (when it was a separate country) or should those all be put into a UK category even though the UK didn't exist then? I mean, it is defined as Countries of the United Kingdom. Then would something like Category:1999 in England not be in any 1999 category? I don't think putting it in 1999 main makes sense but country does not. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 00:47, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
Yes, it's OK for time periods before each part joined the UK. In current times, England and the rest are sometimes called "constituent countries", but they aren't sovereign countries so they're categorized under the UK instead of separately.
Category:1999 in England would normally go under Category:1999 in the United Kingdom. Since that doesn't exist, you could put it in Category:1990s in the United Kingdom, or just create the redlinked cat even though it will only have one entry for now. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:24, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
Ok, that makes sense. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 01:25, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

changing categories[change source]

Hey Ricky! What's the reason for changing categories on certain pages?

Example: Hurricane Bob had its category changed.

Angela Maureen (talk) 01:10, 5 July 2018 (UTC)

Angela, I'm adding new and more specific categories. The hurricane for example hit specific states and Canada so I started with 1991 in the US, some more details and so on. Now, we have the event more clearly identified in Category:1990s in North Carolina so that Category:History of the United States by state is more fleshed out. I admit I can be a little nutty :) -- Ricky81682 (talk) 01:15, 5 July 2018 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) Just be sure not to leave categories that are parents of other categories on the same page. For an example of what I mean, see the two cats I just removed from Hurricane Bob. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:23, 5 July 2018 (UTC)
One of those isn't mine :) But you're right, keep parents and children separate. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 01:26, 5 July 2018 (UTC)