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Global Sysop?[change source]

Do you think that the simple wiki should opt into allowing global sysops here, in an effort to reduce long response times when our admins are offline? Just gathering thoughts. Vermont | reply here 02:13, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

Do we not allow global sysops to do things here now? The only issue I can think of is that there are some things we do differently here that could look like vandalism if you aren't familiar with them. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:54, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
Our wiki is automatically opted out, since it is considered a large wiki. Global sysops have regular rights here. hiàn 03:04, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
Our wiki might be automatically opted out, since it is a large wiki, but however we do have few active admins on here, same with bureaucrats. As @Vermont: said, but I also do have to agree with @Auntof6:. But we should do however is find some new people to add to the admin team. Which I feel if we do might help the wiki become more active again, and help keep things up to speed. We don't have the problems as as our backlog doesn't get usually too big. We currently only have 1,097 active users, and 15 admins only of which I feel only a few admins I have seen have been active. Such as Auntof6 that I can think of off hand at the moment. --Clarkcj12 (talk) 05:56, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
It's interesting that on the one hand you think we should "find some new people to add to the admin team", but on the other hand when there was a recent discussion about adding more admins, a statement was made that we have enough admins for our size. --Auntof6 (talk) 06:04, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
I wouldn't exactly say "we have enough". We have a good size, however if an editor RFA'd and was qualified, clueful, and competent, I wouldn't see anything barring me from opposing. Especially now, I've noticed that things aren't taken care of as swiftly as they used to; some vandalism remains unnoticed and LTA cases sit stale at VIP. Another admin or two definitely wouldn't hurt, but we're also not in a dying need. --Eurodyne (talk) 06:22, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
I have to admit that I sometimes leave the LTA stuff. That's because I was told I don't handle it appropriately, and because I don't know how to identify LTA for myself (I consider it the admin's responsibility to verify that it's LTA, rather than take the reporting editor's word for it). --Auntof6 (talk) 06:57, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
I also notice that VIP reports will sit for many hours before they're handled. This comment is obviously not meant to bash the current admins here - they do an incredible job. I do agree though that the ratio of administrators to the size that this project has grown is starting to show its dis-proportionality. I would say this in general, but I feel that "we have enough admins" isn't a legitimate reason to oppose anyone's RFA (that's my opinion though). If the user is qualified and the project would benefit from them having the tools, why would you oppose? ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 11:07, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
Most VIP reports that sit are because the admins don't want to block that particular editor. I know I often leave reports sitting there that aren't worth blocking, but don't feel strongly enough to outright reject the block request. -DJSasso (talk) 11:50, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
Maybe we admins need to leave notes when we do that, just so that people know that someone has seen the report. --Auntof6 (talk) 12:25, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
That is certainly true, I am just lazy and rarely edit the requests on that page. I am often dealing with things during the work day so tend to only have a minute here and there to do things. -DJSasso (talk) 12:35, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
Sitting for "hours" isn't that unreasonable, especially when the reported user isn't actively vandalizing, as is often the case. (FYI, there are also times when I'm online and see a vandalism spree underway and stop it before it gets very far.) We could double the number of admins and still have times when none of them happened to be online to see a report. And I didn't say that anyone opposed an RFA because they thought there were enough admins: it was a general discussion, not an actual RFA. --Auntof6 (talk) 11:53, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
That is a good point, people think that every editor placed at VIP should be blocked. But it is only for actively vandalizing editors. If they haven't edited in more than 5 minutes, they probably don't need to be blocked anymore. People always forget that. That is why its called Vandalism in Progress. -DJSasso (talk) 11:57, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
Oh sure - If they're not actively vandalizing or if you feel the block should be handled by a different admin, that's totally fine and I understand. I'm not trying to imply anything against how you handle VIP reports by saying that they sit for awhile - I'm just making an observation and asking whether or not this is attributed to the ration of admins to project size is all :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 12:17, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
Oh I know you aren't criticizing how they are handled. I am just pointing out that while people see things sitting there for awhile it doesn't mean they are things that need to be acted on. That page is mainly meant for stuff that is happening so fast right now right this minute that maybe an admin who is online hasn't noticed so that if you post there an admin who has it on their watchlist might see it faster. But it is often treated as a page to report all vandalism, which isn't really its purpose. Its mainly meant to get eyes on vandals who are going crazy right this moment. -DJSasso (talk) 12:24, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
I agree with Oshwah on this. If someone RfA's, and it's certain they would use admin tools for the good of the wiki, they should be accepted. We can never have too much help on small wikis like this, where the vandals outnumber the good faith editors. Vermont | reply here 11:11, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
I think that global sysops should be allowed to block vandals for a short period. Vandals are vandals in any project and any help to stop them should be welcome. DARIO SEVERI (talk) 11:26, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
While I don't think we would turn away a good candidate, we most certainly can have too many admins, we were in that position a couple years ago and it caused a never ending amount of problems. We have finally managed to work our way down to a smaller admin base that is more appropriate for our approximately 20 active users. (And I mean active in the real world sense, not active in the stats page sense where if you make an edit in a very large time frame you are active). Our only real issue right now is getting our vandal bot back up. I have contacted Chenzw again because unfortunately the repo for the bot is no longer there so I can't just create one myself without a whole lot of time put into it. If he doesn't get back to me soon I will work on getting another bot back up. -DJSasso (talk) 12:03, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
Little note on the bot. Zppix and I are working on one. (It's kind of been on hold for the past few months, I'll get back to working on it). Vermont | reply here 12:11, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
Yeah I have started and stopped a few times since the bot stopped working. I keep thinking about working to get the code for one of the good ones from en. But it requires a whole lot more setup that I really feel like doing to get it started. I have no problem hosting and running one, its just the setup that is crazy. ChenzwBot was simplier from what I recall but the original code it was based off of has disappeared from the net and I am not sure if Chenzw had his version of the code stored anywhere on the net anymore. -DJSasso (talk) 12:29, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
Want to try and contact the ClueBot devs? I tried back in November, and didn't get much of an answer. Perhaps you being a bureaucrat here could help. Vermont | reply here 12:33, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
That is the big one I refer to with the crazy setup. I will look at getting a hold of them if I don't hear anything in the next week or so, I just pinged Chenzw on his talk page again just incase he didn't see my earlier email a couple weeks ago. Its the gathering of good and bad edits for Cluebot to create its "intellegence" of what is good and bad that I don't look forward to. -DJSasso (talk) 12:38, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
We're 51% done gathering good and bad edits. See User:Vermont/WikiProject Revitalize. Go to the list of stuff to do. Vermont | reply here 13:29, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

Absolutely not. Vandalism isn't so bad here we need people not from this wiki handling things. People often mention wait times, but you have to remember not only do we have a small editing base we also have a small viewing base. As such waiting a few hours for something to be taken care of is not an issue here because its unlikely to be seen in that time. If anything we have only just recently finally got to the appropriate amount of admins for a wiki this size. We had much to many for quite awhile. -DJSasso (talk) 11:43, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

Understandable. This wiki is very different from others, and there is a chance that global sysops could disrupt rather than help. Vermont | reply here 12:11, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
Yes, I agree ... there is a chance that global sysops could disrupt rather than help. I can serve as an example. I have edited in over 300 projects of Wikipedia Foundation and over 100 of them I have administrative actions, blocking or deleting pages. DARIO SEVERI (talk)

@Vermont, Djsasso: Did chenzw go inactive or something? I think you can just email him and ask him for the source code for chenzw bot? That's what I did and he gave it to me. Computer Fizz (talk) 21:26, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

You are a bit late to the party. He is back. -DJSasso (talk) 17:26, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

Global sysops discussion[change source]

I'm mentioning Global Sysops as I remember waiting almost 3 hours yesterday morning for this, and I remember seeing this global sysop helping rollback the editis. I checked the metawiki page on global sysops, and we are automatically opted out since we have more than 10 admins, and more than 3 active admins. I think we should opt in to this. When discussing our vandal problem on IRC yesterday, I had the idea to make a user permission to allow trusted anti-vandal users to lock an IP address from editing for one hour, to allow time for an administrator to come online in case there are none (like yesterday morning, #cvn-simplewikis was almost flooded). I know that many of you will heavily oppose this, but please realize that there are a lot of problems with vandalism on this wiki, especially after ChenzwBot stopped running. A few examples to backup my claims. This diff, obvious blatant vandalism, left on that page for two days until I saw a newer blatant vandalism edit on the IRC CVN channel. This diff, left on this page for two days as well. This isn't just a little problem. The vandalism on both diffs I linked were in the lead. Take a look here. Almost 4 thousand people went to that article in the period of when the vandalism was made and when it was reverted. This is not just dealing with petty vandalism. This is hurting the reputation of this wiki. Vermont | reply here 10:53, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

Allowing global sysops wouldn't have solved either of those edits because they can already revert vandalism if they were watching. It doesn't take admin powers to undo vandalism. And yes this is a little problem, it is in fact a tiny problem here. This particular topic is most often brought up by those who want to play wikipedia like a video game smashing the vandals but don't do any of the actual work of the wiki in creating content. And allowing non-admins to lock IPs addresses is most definitely a non-starter. If someone wants to be an admin then run to be an admin, we don't just give out admin tools as an end run around actually becoming an admin. -DJSasso (talk) 11:47, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
Surely, rather than allowing global admins, would we not be better opening up and looking for local administrators? More locally would help to fill the holes when the US contingent aren't here. DaneGeld (talk) 17:47, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
To be aware, of our active admins only 3 of us are from North America I believe. Almost all of our admins are from Europe with a couple in Asia and one in Australia I believe. That being said our doors are always open for people to nominate others for admin. But I agree if people think there is a need the real solution is more. That being said I am not even sure there is much of a problem. -DJSasso (talk) 18:00, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
I do not know if there is a need for more sysops but the solution should be found here. Global Sysops are very few and there are more than a hundred projects that do not have sysops which need them more urgently than here. DARIO SEVERI (talk) 18:09, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
That is definitely a good point as well, something I had not thought of. -DJSasso (talk) 18:12, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
Hello all, I don't think we need global sysops here; there are enough admins, and except for a situation where oversight is required, no fast action is needed. Gerally, QD requests are handled within a day. --Eptalon (talk) 20:54, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
+1, Eptalon. -Barras talk 04:02, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

Issue with Template:Infobox video game[change source]

{{Infobox video game}} pulls its images from wikidata when available, however on pages such as The Last of Us its breaking things. Anyone more familiar with templates/Lua able to take a look? Nunabas (talk) 15:49, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

Images break because these images are not uploaded to commons - they are available only on enwiki under fair use (which this wiki does not allow). I will remove the code that is retrieving the image property from wikidata. Chenzw  Talk  15:51, 27 February 2018 (UTC)
Fixed. -DJSasso (talk) 15:56, 27 February 2018 (UTC)
Those files are on commons. I suspect its because there are multiple results in wikidata. Nunabas (talk) 15:57, 27 February 2018 (UTC)
Oops, looks like I was too hasty here - that is indeed the case, and the below would have been an alternative to the previous implementation:
...that is, if the module was actually functional on this wiki. Chenzw  Talk  16:11, 27 February 2018 (UTC)
I can make it so, give me a few. -DJSasso (talk) 16:13, 27 February 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, the above is another mistake, that code worked while trying to figure out the syntax in the EN sandbox; to retrieve only the filename (without the module trying to be helpful and give you a link instead) would entail:
...where Q1986744 is the Wikidata ID for the article concerned (The Last of Us). --Chenzw  Talk  16:18, 27 February 2018 (UTC)
Kind of surprised that doesn't have this problem when our code is a copy of theirs. They must have a template somewhere that we missed that is doing it. Oh well works now.-DJSasso (talk) 16:24, 27 February 2018 (UTC)
  • You are going to find this is common here, sometimes its on purpose as a way for us to know what needs to be created in terms of map templates. (Though that isn't the case with this one). -DJSasso (talk) 15:59, 27 February 2018 (UTC)
  • This one was just an outdated infobox on the page. When in doubt grab values from for infoboxes. -DJSasso (talk) 16:26, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

MediaWiki talk:Cite error refs without references category[change source]

Can I get an admin to take care of that request? Nunabas (talk) 18:44, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

@Nunabas: If you need admin action, you should post at WP:AN. However, I can't tell exactly what you're asking for. Please make your request on the Admins' noticeboard (linked above). There is this Check Wikipedia page that might be relevant. I check it fairly regularly, but anyone else can also check it.
In future, please don't create talk pages when the main page doesn't exist, but I will leave this one until your request is resolved. --Auntof6 (talk) 19:09, 27 February 2018 (UTC)
Maybe they are talking about Tracking categories? I had red links when I created Belarus at the 2018 Winter Paralympics. It was because there was no language category. (I think. They are all blue now.) --LauraHale (talk) 19:27, 27 February 2018 (UTC)
Correct, the link I pointed to on that page was slightly off, en:MediaWiki:Cite_error_refs_without_references_category should be copied to MediaWiki:Cite_error_refs_without_references_category which will allow us to find articles missing reference sections without having to rely on a third party tool that parses the database dumps. to put it simply I need someone to copy en:MediaWiki:Cite_error_refs_without_references_category and save it at MediaWiki:Cite_error_refs_without_references_category. This will then allow us to fill in categories here to figure out what pages are missing reference sections. Nunabas (talk) 19:34, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

OK, I imported it, but it looks blank. Is there something that needs to be done to activate it? Please let us know how to use this. :) --Auntof6 (talk) 20:42, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

Are we sure if this functionality is really active? Apollo 1 rightfully belongs in that category, but it isn't. The corresponding category on EN is empty too, and I doubt that they are doing such a good job with the backlog. Chenzw  Talk  12:11, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
Yeah I have a feeling this was deprecated on en a long time ago in favour of the 3rd party tool. -DJSasso (talk) 16:20, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

Infobox animanga/Header category creation[change source]

The template Template:Infobox animanga/Header or one of its subtemplates (I can't tell) is forcibly creating categories in the year manga structure amongst others. See this or this for examples. I'm not sure whether it's better to manually create categories like Category:2011 manga and other manga by year but I think we'd be better off if the templates copied from other wikis didn't forcibly create categories here. Could someone take a look at the structure of it? -- Ricky81682 (talk) 09:00, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

Simple News[change source]

Hello guys? I've gone through the history of Simple Wikipedia and I bumped into Simple News. It's next issue was to be on April 2011(about 7 years ago when I was in Grade 4) but that never happened. As a young user of simp.wikipedia,I suggest that we should work together and revive Simple News so as to inform ourselves on what's going around the wiki. We don't want to be depending only on en.Wikipedia's news or Tech news all the time,isn't it? Lets be fresh and become updated. Thank you :-) --DJ Perez ( - ) 18:59, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

Is it still in incubator? --LauraHale (talk) 19:58, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
Simple news is not in incubator: we don't have an incubator here. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:06, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

Nope,[[1]] this simple news --DJ Perez ( - ) 04:52, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

Ah. Okay. So more like English Wikipedia's Signpost. :) --LauraHale (talk) 11:47, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
I don't think this is feasible. The Signpost over at has a large, active community that's willing to help, while we have a smaller community already working quite hard all over the wiki. Let's not spread ourselves too thin and instead focus on content creation and anti-vandalism rather than meta-affairs. hiàn 04:56, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
I concur with Hiàn. --Eurodyne (talk) 07:13, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
Yeah it hasn't been done in a long time because we could never get enough people to work on it....we only have between 20-30 truely active editors on the entire wiki. It's just not really needed here and can't be maintained. -DJSasso (talk) 18:38, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Longan[change source]

I have seen the deletion log for the page Longan and while most if the deletions have been because the page was complete vandalism, I see one case (on January 18, 2018) where the article was deleted because it was an unsimplified version of the regular English Wikipedia article. I would like to simplify that version of the page; would anyone be able to restore it? ««« SOME GADGET GEEK »»» (talk) 19:35, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

I could restore it, but it was really an exact copy of the enwiki article, even having some things in plain text that are links in the original. It would be better to start with a new copy of the enwiki article. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:57, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Editing News #1—2018[change source]

20:56, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Important article list?[change source]

Has this group ever tried to get together something like w:WP:1.0? If not, would anyone be interested in doing so? John Carter (talk) 01:11, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

While not quite the same we have Wikipedia:List of articles all languages should have and Wikipedia:List of articles all languages should have/Expanded. w:WP:1.0 is long since depricated on since they killed the idea of a CDrom version of the wiki. It would make even less sense here. Especially with our tiny editor base. -DJSasso (talk) 12:05, 7 March 2018 (UTC)
But maybe starting some sort of collaboration based on the longer of the lists you linked to might work. John Carter (talk) 00:34, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

Table copying from English Wikipedia help[change source]

Hi. I need help copying tables from English Wikipedia. Great Britain at the 2018 Winter Paralympics is one article where I am having problems. :( --LauraHale (talk) 11:28, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

Belgium at the 2018 Winter Paralympics is a second. --LauraHale (talk) 11:31, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

And Canada at the 2018 Winter Paralympics and Germany at the 2018 Winter Paralympics. --LauraHale (talk) 11:51, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

I don't think we can help if you don't say what exactly you need help with. Chenzw  Talk  15:05, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

Galicia 15 - 15 Challenge[change source]

Mapa de Galiza con bandeira.svg

Wikipedia:Galicia 15 - 15 Challenge is a public writing competition which will improve improve and translate this list of 15 really important articles into as many languages as possible. Everybody can help in any language to collaborate on writing and/or translating articles related to Galicia. To participate you just need to sign up here. Thank you very much.--Breogan2008 (talk) 14:33, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Article creations by IPs[change source]

Most of the articles made by IPs were not useful and are complete vandalism, so should IPs not be allowed to make articles? The English Wikipedia also does this. There was a discussion before, but I think this needs to be brought up again. Anchorvale (talk · contribs) 07:31, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

Correct. Most of the articles created by IP's are not useful and are complete vandalism. I think that DJSasso put it best, "I am also not at all supportive of en:actrial because as a small wiki we are very reliant on IPs creating pages. We take the help from anywhere we can get it." IP's are a large part of our content creation force. Every page that is made is reported in the #cvn-simplewikis IRC channel and at Special:Newchanges, where administrators and patrolling editors will notice and mark bad pages for QD. Yes, some pages do get through (like WP:Essay which I found this morning), but we cannot penalize the actions of a significant part of our editing force on the basis we don't want to have to deal with the vandals. Vermont | reply here 10:12, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
Yup the quote Vermont has sums up my opinions. Whereas can afford to not have IPs creating pages, we cannot. We get a significant contribution here from IP editors. There are certainly garbage pages created and most of the time they get caught fairly quickly by people here who patrol the new page creations. -DJSasso (talk) 10:46, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
Ok. Anchorvale (talk · contribs) 03:31, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

New Logo![change source]

To inform those who didn't notice, as of yesterday the Simple English Wikipedia logo has been updated. It's no longer blurry and low quality. I was discussing this with a steward in a private chat yesterday and by sheer coincidence (or he said something to someone, I don't know) yesterday happened to be the day they revived the Phabricator ticket! The blurry old logo was replaced with this new logo, with updated kerning, slightly less leading, and much clearer text. Vermont | reply here 09:59, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

As it turns out it was a coincidence (lovely how that happens). Vermont | reply here 10:36, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
To be honest I don't even see the difference. I could have sworn we had switched already, I vaguely recall a battle over switching it at some point in time. -DJSasso (talk) 10:44, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

Sidebar Addition Script[change source]

On the English Wikipedia I use MusikAnimal's response helper, which has the added bonus of pasting a few useful links onto your sidebar. I decided to copy over some of the javascript from it and edit it a bit, so now I have a version of it working for the Simple English Wikipedia (with help from Paladox). It is located here and currently adds VIP, AN, ST, and CAT:QD to one's sidebar. It is easily configurable, and feel free to use it yourself :) Vermont | reply here 22:34, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for this, it works well.--Peterdownunder (talk) 20:25, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
 :-) Vermont (talk) 20:56, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Maybe a new noticeboard?[change source]

Should we have a page to report bad usernames (like Wikipedians Drink Bleach)? There is one in en.wikipedia but there is none here. Anchorvale (talk · contribs) 05:18, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

WP:VIP is where all reports for vandalism, spam, and username violations. The Simple English Wikipedia is much smaller than the English Wikipedia. One noticeboard for all user reports is more than sufficient. --Eurodyne (talk) 06:12, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Page only for requesting page protection and templates to that page[change source]

Hello. I thinked to make a page only for requesting page protection, and the tool Twinkle can also be used to request page protection, and some templates to this page. Those templates can I create and a category that the template will put the page into.

Comments[change source]

  • In case it's not clear, the suggestion here is to create a new page for requesting page protection (similar to how we have special pages to request rights), and to create templates to make such requests and a category to hold the requests. I think we don't have enough such requests to need special infrastructure for them. As an admin, I'd rather have fewer places that I need to monitor for requested actions. General users might prefer not to have to remember where another page is for a particular kind of request. --Auntof6 (talk) 08:45, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Taking into account that we very rarely have anyone request page protection, and that when they do it's usually declined, creating a new noticeboard for such requests is simply useless. As Auntof6 pointed out, it's better to have fewer places that an administrator would need to monitor for requested actions. As we are a small community, we do not need to branch out into dozens of different noticeboards like the English Wikipedia, for doing so would be needless and would make it less likely that the community would comment on certain requests. Having most proposals and such made here on Simple talk and/or AN supports the notion that a larger portion of the community has input in what goes on, rather than it being to the sole discretion of a reviewing administrator like on other wikis. Vermont | reply here 09:35, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
  • I oppose the creation and use of this template on the basis that one should request page protection by discussing it with administrators rather than templating and walking away. Vermont | reply here 09:48, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
  • And I have deleted the template. There's no consensus for that procedure, so please do not create any templates, categories, etc. until this discussion is done. --Auntof6 (talk) 09:57, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
    • Ok, when this discussion is done, OK to create templates.--Psl631 10:01, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Only if it's decided that we want templates. --Auntof6 (talk) 10:04, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
  • When is this discussion done...? I have waited to create those templates.--Psl631 Talk Contributions 07:41, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
Well, so far people don't seem to think we need the special page, category, or templates, so you might not need to create them. Remember that we try to keep procedures simple here, not just language. It's easier to create a new section on the admins' noticeboard and explain in words what you want, than it is to use a template and have to remember what parameters are needed. --Auntof6 (talk) 08:02, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
Please, I would have templates rather than plain text requests for page protection, the templates can have a reason, page, and comments parameter.--Psl631 Talk Contributions 08:32, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
You might want that, but others might not. Let's see how the discussion goes. If people don't want to use it, or the admins don't want requests in that form, then those things won't be needed. --Auntof6 (talk) 09:12, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
Hello again, Please can an administrator discuss this with the templates on the administrators noticeboard talk page with all other administrators, and ping me when an administrator has replied to the comment on the talk page.--Psl631 Talk Contributions 17:35, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
I'll reiterate what Auntof6 said: Perhaps instead of asking people to ping you, simply add the page to your watchlist. It's much easier :) Vermont (talk) 20:36, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Please ping me when there is a reply to this page, or left message to me on my talk page.--Psl631 08:11, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Instead of making everyone ping you, maybe you could just put this page on your watchlist. --Auntof6 (talk) 08:39, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

My account is crazy[change source]

Hello. My user account Psl631 is crazy, I appear logged out sometimes while trying to change, and my account need to be fixed so I longer appear logged out and my IP address will appear while editing.--Psl631 Talk Contributions 07:41, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Hello @Psl631: similar problem is described in w:Help:Logging in I think there might be the solution of the problem you are talking about. I think you should tick keep me logged in before logging in or there might be some problems with browser you are using.-BRP ever 01:18, 20 March 2018 (UTC)