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Import Request[change source]

Would one of you be able to import the latest Template:S-line and all its subpages from enwiki? Our current version is missing some subpages I want to use. There are way too many subpages to do it manually. Desertborn (talk) 11:02, 14 March 2020 (UTC)

Import doesn't really work that way. I can bring over the most recent version of the template and any templates it uses directly (We do have the latest already). But not all subtemplates are directly used so it won't necessarily bring everything over. They have to be brought over one by one just like you would have to do copying them. If I get some spare time I will look at seeing what is missing. Otherwise in general we just bring them over when needed. -DJSasso (talk) 12:54, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
Ok, I can copy the specific ones I need. Desertborn (talk) 13:05, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

Bot reverting edit that is not vandalism[change source]

This bot reverted this edit. I think there is something wrong with the bot. That edit was not vandalism. Arthurfan828 (talk) 15:54, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

That is a spam link.--BRP ever 16:00, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

User:Clustermarket[change source]

Clustermarket (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · page moves · block user · block log)

Promotional username, violation of Wikipedia:Username. Ahmadtalk 20:32, 17 March 2020 (UTC)  Done --Enfcer (talk) 20:44, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

Is there an arbitration function here?[change source]

I have had some edits rolled back by user Gotonda who has declined to respond to my notations on his talk page of why they were inappropriate.(We basically disagree over what is NPOV). Does this wiki have people who settle edit wars? From the number of dead people I had to clear off the List of the oldest living state leaders this wiki needs all the help it can get but if the environment is incurably toxic I'll find a better use for my time.--12.144.5.2 (talk) 07:52, 19 March 2020 (UTC)

Blocked for the same pov issues as on en.wiki. -DJSasso (talk) 15:14, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, dj. I just didn't have the energy to request a block and was going to wait for a little more misbehavior by the IP editor. If any active editors have questions about my rollbacks, please do check. I just did not want this kind of "What aboutism" and "You have to teach the controversy" to creep in. Funny that the IP got here first and brought it on themselves after I'd warned them. --Gotanda (talk) 00:14, 20 March 2020 (UTC)

need help for article[change source]

Hi dear respected admins, I'm a serial entrepreneur i want an article/biography on Wikipedia according to Wikipedia policy i cannot publish article about myself. Can anyone please help me to move my draft User:Syedfalak/draft to the article space (if my draft is eligible). You are welcome to edit my draft before move it to the article space (if needed) Thanks! Syedfalak (talk) 21:09, 19 March 2020 b(UTC)

Please ask at Simple talk thank you! --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 17:06, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
@Syedfalak: Hello. I'm an administrator on this project. I've noted your comment on the Simple Talk page where it appeared you understood the draft and by extension the company and yourself do not appear to meet notability standards for inclusion in the encyclopedia at this time. The burden is on the article's author to locate and include significant and in-depth coverage by a credible source to prove your notability or the notability of your company. Several of the sources you have listed do not meet the significant and in-depth coverage requirement or do not meet the reliable coverage requirement. Specifically, open forums and blogs are not reliable or credible. I decline to move your draft to article space. You should also note that you shouldn't write about yourself. Operator873talkconnect 19:54, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
@Operator873: Hi, thanks for your reply.. As I have mentioned in simple talk page that there are many articles published without any reliable sources and they have tag on the top of articles that "This biography of a living person needs more sources for reliability Please help improve this article by adding reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged or removed." so my question is, is that possible to move my draft to the article space with this tag which i mentioned above or any other tag to let people do to improve the article by adding reliable sources? Or any other way to move draft to article space.. I don't know about Wikipedia as much as you and others know, that's why I'm asking for help. If you help me I'll be very thankful to you. Syedfalak (talk) 04:03, 20 March 2020 b(UTC)

I'm madder than hell[change source]

Some dumb ass put in wikipedia that it was good to put fresh grass in box with young cotton tails before eyes are open and my bunnies died in horrible pain from bloating wtf kind of operation are yall running dont yall check facts

What article did you see this information on? Vermont (talk) 03:57, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

User:Gale5050[change source]

This user is CU blocked on enwp, blocked on meta for NOTHERE (both with TPA revoked and email disabled - TPA due to abuse, email due to threats email). He had been given the ONESTRIKE warning. For his contributions here, most are on user talk and none had been productive. This is not productive either. Neither is this. This seems they are just trolling as well as repeatedly speaking of self-block/blocks on other projects and asking if they are blocked. Their content edits are just so few and this constant wikibreaks, asking of nonsense, and trolling is what get them blocked on meta here. I think this is way into NOTHERE/CIR/etc already. Looking for an admin to review.Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 16:19, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

+They had been warned not to make logged out edits here and on this very board, they logged out edit again here. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 16:34, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
+this is clearly not useful either. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 16:38, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
I want to make constructive changes. I am just not good at it. The reason I was blocked on Meta was because Billinghurst said I’d be better at content Wikis. I committed sockpuppetry on the English Wikipedia because I was blocked for using multiple accounts, when I didn’t know any better. Take that into account when deciding my punishment. I just need some time to mature on Wikipedia and learn how it all functions. An indefinite block won’t do anything. What an admin MIGHT want to do is a block that is 1-3 months to allow me to mature and learn my way around Simple Wikipedia. I had TPA revoked on Meta for the simple reason of I didn’t learn anything from the first two unblock request. I want to help, but I am just not good at doing so. Can anyone give me advice? Gale5050 (talk) 16:27, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
P. S. I had eMail disabled on Meta because the blocking admin looked at CentralAuth and blocked it per enwiki. Maybe a mainspace block so I have to discuss pages and a better contributer can help. Gale5050 (talk) 16:29, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
You can be not good at non-constructive edits, but when multiple people counsel you at multiple wikis and asking you to log off and not edit any more but you persist and continue this chain of conversations over at meta, wikidata and enwp, multiple emails of admins, this cannot be it. Enough advices had been given and I don't see this can go anywhere save for an indef. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 16:34, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
@Camouflaged Mirage: I try to log off and stop, and I can for a few days, but it is really hard for me to resist editing. I made only one edit from March 23 to the 27th. Vermont told me to get off for 3 years. That should be the LONGEST a block lasts. By indeffing me, you fail to consider I could mature. My "im" edit was constructive as people might be confused. It really is just too hard to resist, so by having an enforced 3-year wikibreak, I can mature in 3 years and in 2023 learn how to edit constructively. That is all I am saying. Gale5050 (talk) 16:44, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
P.S. you could give me 24 hours to make a large, constructive edit for an article. If I pass, no block. If I fail, a block is required. I think a 2nd chance might be needed. Gale5050 (talk) 16:47, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
@Gale5050: You might want to do it now. The im thing I don't doubt is constructive if it's once-off, but repeatedly asking isn't. This isn't constructive please.Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 16:50, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
@Camouflaged Mirage: ok, so when this is done, I will learn how to PROPERLY use Simple. See, an indefinite won't teach me that. But a shorter block of anywhere of a few weeks to 3 years might. Maybe I should have some time, as my immaturity is currently my biggest weakness. Gale5050 (talk) 16:55, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
P.S. if you check I-95 and major junctions section, I added I-287. Come on, that has to be constructive. Gale5050 (talk) 16:58, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
P.P.S. sometimes I do not realize I am logged out. I sometimes forget. Gale5050 (talk) 17:00, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
You had been blocked for block evasion on meta by logging out, so it's not as benign as sometimes I don't realize I am logged out. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 17:04, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
Honestly while you ARE right, at least about that, if I do double check I should be allowed to edit here, right? As there is no UTRS, at least if I am blocked, do not revoke TPA and/or eMail. I promise never to send bad eMails again. But yeah, that ONE time I block evaded. Gale5050 (talk) 17:09, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
The whole issue is Vermont already told you not to edit via logged-out and you did so again. Okay, please do that one productive page edit. Thanks much.Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 17:11, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

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First off, I am going to stop indenting. Second off, I did the productive edit. I’d say 40% are constructive, 40% are trivial, and 20% are unconstructive. But not vandalism.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Gale5050 (talkcontribs)

Ok, so because no one else is responding, in bold, I'll put why I think I was helping you guys. Wikipedia can be a contreversal place, and it can be hard for some people to edit, like me. Also, what you have to consider is a 1-year block, or a 2-year block, or even a 1-month block, will allow me to change. On Meta I was not blocked for abusing TPA, but solely because I made 3 unblock requests. That happened on enwiki too. WP: NOTHERE should not apply as I do want to help, just not good, so if you'd just give me a chance to prove myself, I won't dissapoint. Plus why is a 3RR violation a day block and NOTHERE as an indefinite one? Honestly, if you pick a block, don't consider my bad, but my good also. P.S. both me and User: Camouflaged Mirage have to sleep, please do not use that against me. Anyway until someone else does something, I'm outta here. Gale5050 (talk) 17:42, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
I spoke with stewards and with the history of abuse, we were able to globally lock the user so she will no longer be a problem. --Examknowtalk 18:50, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
Thanks Examknow.Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 19:35, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

Verify Sources[change source]

Hi dear respected admins. I want to know that these below websites articles can be use as a reliable sources for Wikipedia article?

Syedfalak (talk) 05:39, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Replied on my talkpage.Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 16:00, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

ChenwzBot accident[change source]

An anonymous user made an edit on Yesterday and ChenwzBot reverted the edit, while it was actually helpful. Arthurfan828 - CHAT 01:21, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

@Arthurfan828: Which edit?Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 15:59, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
@Camouflaged Mirage: This one. Arthurfan828 - CHAT 16:01, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
@Arthurfan828: You can speak to Chenzw on his talkpage?Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 16:15, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
@Camouflaged Mirage: Ok. Arthurfan828 - CHAT 17:47, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Move requests[change source]

I would like two pages moved that I can not move myself because of redirects.

Thank you. TnT20052013 (talk) 22:07, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

@TnT20052013: I'm not sure I agree with those moves. Please explain why you want them done. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:00, 3 April 2020 (UTC)


@Auntof6:
  • Every other television series episode page with a common title just uses the show's name in parenthesis (unless the common title is related to the show). However, I found out removing 'episode' in the name may make the article name a little less understandable. If the original title is kept, should other episode pages with a disambiguation title have the change?
  • Treehouse of Horror is the proper name for the series. It would make the article more understanding, and the links from the other wikis go along with the name.

TnT20052013 (talk) 03:33, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

Protection Request[change source]

I request any pages relating to COVID-19 be on semi protection due to it being a contreversal issue. According to https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2020/health/coronavirus-us-maps-and-cases/ there are 423,000 cases in America alone. Not that there is sufficent vandalism but that could easily happen and with so few admins I think it is needed. We have 16 admins. Enwiki has 1,309 and THEY had to semi/EC protect THEIR articles. 2600:387:5:805:0:0:0:AD (talk) 21:18, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

(Non-admin comment) We can't really protect articles if there is no issue. En-Wiki is far more active then we are with more editors, that's why their pages have so much protection. --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 21:20, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
I know, but https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philadelphia is semiprotected and this, this and that is not. 2600:387:5:805:0:0:0:AD (talk) 21:33, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
I am not an admin so I don't get a say in this, just telling you why the pages are not protected --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 21:48, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
I’ll ping an admin. U choose who as you CLEARLY have more experience. 2600:387:5:805:0:0:0:AD (talk) 22:18, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
No need. An Admin will protect the page(s) if and when needed. We don't need to do anything. --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 00:56, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

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@Thegooduser: ok fine. I will make a formal complaint if vandal IP editing occurs. 2600:387:5:80D:0:0:0:2E (talk) 01:13, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

Yea. Just request the protection here if it does happen. Happy Editing! --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 01:14, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

Ever notice politics effecting truth between countries?[change source]

Pointer.. it Makes Wikipedia look fake and propaganda almost. Showing different stats info on different countries. Wikipedia: Russia, USSR, Then USA or America. It shows completely different stats like Male female birthrates then male/ female in middle age percentage. Makes Wikipedia look fake, political . Dont bother