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You might be interested in giving input here. Snuggums (talkcontributions) 04:08, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

I'll take a look. :) Acalamari 07:04, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Delta Machine[edit]

Hi, could you please semi-protect the page Delta Machine? An IP hopper keeps persistently adding unsourced genres to the article. Thanks in advance. SN▲PSN▲P 20:03, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Hmm...while the disruption has been going on for some time, the edits have been spaced out. I've added pending changes to the article for now but if the disruption continues, do let me know and I'll consider semi-protection instead. I hope this is satisfactory. Acalamari 21:00, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
I think this will do for now. I'll let you know if the disruption persists. Thanks! SN▲PSN▲P 21:42, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
The same thing has been happening to Wanessa. Would you mind semi-protecting it or adding pending changes? SN▲PSN▲P 01:40, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Acalamari 09:31, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

A cookie for you![edit]

Choco chip cookie.png Thank you so much for the fast name change! You're an awesome admin/bureaucrat! Brandon (MrWooHoo)Talk to Brandon! 23:01, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
Hi MrWooHoo, you're very welcome, and thanks for the cookie and compliment. :) Acalamari 07:25, 25 June 2014 (UTC)


Hi mate. I've noticed a lot of IP vandalism and crappy general edits to the article. Being that the article is a notable biography (susceptible to fanatic ruin) especially now with its quality on the rise, you think it would be appropriate for an indef semi-protection? Cheers.--PeterGriffinTalk2Me 16:12, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi Petergriffin9901, I think it's fine being unprotected for now. Mathiassandell IP socks have been the biggest source of disruption and I have been ready to ask Kww to protect the page if necessary, but I haven't felt the need to yet because I've been blocking the socks on sight and there have been some good IP contributions.
Just to clarify: I won't be protecting the page this time. I should not be protecting pages that I've edited heavily, like Christina Aguilera; my protection of the page from a couple of weeks ago was an extraordinary circumstance. I'd much rather another admin semi-protect the page should it need protection! Best. Acalamari 18:11, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
I've been contemplating a filter. Does he use actual sock accounts much these days, or is it primarily IP based?—Kww(talk) 18:33, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
From what I can tell, only IPs. I haven't seen a sock account from him for a long time. Acalamari 18:34, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
Like Peter, I would strongly recommend that an admin indefinitely semi-protect Xtina's main article. To be frank, it surprised me that it even got unprotected at all after repeated disruption and vandalism. Snuggums (talkcontributions) 22:06, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
One of the side effects of adding full protection with an expiry date to an indefinitely semi-protected article (in this case, a BLP) is that the full protection overrides the semi-protection and when that protection expires, they both do.
At this time, if semi-protection were to be requested, I am fairly certain that it would be declined. As of now, there haven't been any disruptive edits for two days; I would be very surprised if any admin protected the page on those numbers. Acalamari 22:12, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
I see..... just keep a close watch in case it picks back up..... Snuggums (talkcontributions) 01:55, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Jennifer Lopez has sold 80 million records Worldwide as of 2014 and i don't think it's right you keep changing it[edit]

Hi If You actually did your research and read the articles i posted you would know that since may of 2014 Jennifer Lopez has sold 80 million record worldwide i feel that it is not right that people keep reverting my changes when i have included up to date articles from 2014 which state that she has sold 80 million records worldwide as well as a film gross of 2 billion dollars what i want to know is why do you and others keep using articles from 2011 and not 2014 you say always cite reliable sources well i can give you 3 articles which state the same thing that Jennifer Lopez has sold 80 million records for article title:Jennifer Lopez on dating, her split with Marc Anthony and First Love. article title Jennifer Lopez Reveals Album title & Racy Artwork Article Title: 20 Hottest Female Musicians in The World Today (Tnays20 (talk) 16:35, 28 June 2014 (UTC)).

@Tnays20: I only reverted you on these occasions: [1][2] and the reason I reverted you was because you changed sourced sales figures into unsourced sales figures. If you want to know why your recent edits were reverted, you'll have to ask Petergriffin9901, as he reverted you this time. Best. Acalamari 16:46, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Old version[edit]

Hello Acalamari, I don't know if this is the correct venue, but can you please delete the old revisions of File:Madonna - Girl Gone Wild.jpg? I hope its not a problem. —Indian:BIO · [ ChitChat ] 05:01, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Acalamari 08:02, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks dear, I have one question though. The file page still shows me the original version even though I purged the cache a number of times. I'm on Google chrome browser. Do you know why that is happening? —Indian:BIO · [ ChitChat ] 10:12, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
Hmm...I'm not really sure; the file has definitely been deleted and it appears that way in my browser (Firefox). Maybe try clearing your entire browser cache? Acalamari 11:46, 29 June 2014 (UTC)


Hello Acalamari, I regret to say that above user who you banned for a month some time back, has again started making unsourced edits to World Trade Center articles. I have reverted their edits, but feel a much longer block is now required. With best regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 22:45, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

If I were to block this IP, it would be the fourth time I would have blocked it. Since a much longer block might be needed this time, I would prefer another admin review this and block accordingly, assuming they think that's necessary; I'm not sure I feel comfortable about performing a fourth block against one IP, especially since this is for unsourced editing rather than obvious vandalism. Would you be okay with another admin looking at this? I'll even signal one myself. Acalamari 23:59, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
Hello Acalamari, Many thanks for yours. I understand your position. It just seems that this IP will never learn. I would certainly be happy with you signalling another admin, to stop this. Regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 09:17, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, David J Johnson, I appreciate that. In that case, to randomly pick an admin who is experienced at block-related issues: Bishonen, would you mind looking at this, please? Your input on this would be welcome. Acalamari 10:16, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
I'll take a look as soon as I get back from some errands. Bishonen | talk 11:24, 2 July 2014 (UTC).
Of course! There's no rush. Acalamari 12:09, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
Gosh, never an edit summary, never a talkpage post, but simply waits out the escalating blocks. Blocked for six months with a block notice about what needs to be changed. I'd have made it a year if I'd dared, but considering even static IPs change owners occasionally, I don't dare. If there is a next time I'd recommend a full year, though. If this had been an account, I'd have indeffed it to force communication. Bishonen | talk 19:41, 2 July 2014 (UTC).
Thank you both for all your help. Regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 20:21, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
Bishonen, thank you very much for reviewing this and taking the action you thought was most appropriate. I definitely felt it was necessary to bring in a fresh set of eyes and as such, I appreciate what you've done. Best. Acalamari 22:20, 2 July 2014 (UTC)


You're welcome Face-smile.svg . When you have a chance can you please mark the two request I have marked {{notdone}}, {{notdone}} as the bot will ignore any not placed by a 'crat. Cheers Mlpearc (open channel) 00:57, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done I'd forgotten that the bot didn't accept non-bureaucrat declines. Thanks for reminding me. :) Acalamari 01:10, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

FAC input[edit]

Hello Acalamari. Since you are one of the most experienced editors, can I ask you to take a look at Megadeth, my FA nominee? The review page is here, so your input will be very welcomed. Thanks in advance.--Retrohead (talk) 21:43, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

I'm afraid the FA process is not a place where I am active, so unfortunately, I am not able to help you. Best. Acalamari 22:21, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
I'll leave some input there myself when I get a chance. Also, I plan on taking the one and only California Gurl to FAC this month. She's not ready just yet, and is still under peer review, but I'm determined to get her main article to FA in time for it to be "Today's Featured Article" (TFA) for her 30th birthday this upcoming October 25th. Be prepared to copyedit accordingly once I nominate. This means I will probably have to get her to FA at least one month ahead of time to file a request for TFA. SNUGGUMS (talk · contribs) 16:28, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

About to be a volunteer wikimania 2014[edit]

i am not from UK.I'm from Aazerbaijan.And i want to be a volunteer 2014 Wikimania.have i must pay myself? to travel ,to place for stay?How do u help me?Generally,can i be a volunteer? please write me everything about it.i am aslo mostly work on az Wiki.I waiting for answer.. i'm want learn about it by heart what need for it )--hinkel777 (talk) 09:36, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

@Ilkinhemidov: I'm not involved in organizing the volunteering for Wikimania 2014; a better person to ask would be HJ Mitchell (and the information page for volunteering can be found here). That being said, to be able to attend the conference, you will need to pay for your own travel and accommodation. Acalamari 10:24, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Happy Anniversary[edit]

I'm not sure whether you count the first time you received the sysop tools or the most recent as your admin anniversary, but happy July 4th and your 7th anniversary since your last RFA. Mkdwtalk 16:03, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

I'm sure he does (told me about it this past March when giving advice for admin preparation), and happy anniversary sir! My name change four days ago (which I again thank you for) was also to celebrate the first anniversary of my account :P. Also, one thing I'm curious about: what can bureaucrats do that admins cannot? SNUGGUMS (talk · contribs) 16:31, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
Wow, you're a year old now? I knew that was coming up but I thought it was later this month! A late happy wiki-birthday and a happy July 4th to you! :) As for what bureaucrats do, we create administrators and other bureaucrats through the RfA/B process (example here), remove admin status from accounts (although we cannot de-bureaucrat another user; I'm not sure why that's the case), grant and remove bot status from bot accounts, and we carry out renames. Acalamari 16:55, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
Hi Mkdw, thanks for the anniversary note and happy July 4th to you, too! :) I count my second RfA/July 4th, 2007, request as my admin anniversary because my first request for adminship wasn't successful; it's hard to believe how long it's been since both of my candidacies. Thanks again for thinking of me, it's very much appreciated! Acalamari 16:55, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
Happy 4th to you too, bud :). Nice to know those differences between admins and bureaucrats. One year old? Yes- I'm actually Stewie Griffin, which is how I can operate this account so young :P. Anyway, yeah it was my wiki-birthday, so thank you :3. My wiki-presents were the name change from you and Prism passing the GAN for Lady Gaga Live at Roseland Ballroom (which I worked on extensively with IndianBio since it was first created). SNUGGUMS (talk · contribs) 18:07, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Happy adminship anniversary!!![edit]

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Wishing Acalamari a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Anastasia (talk) 19:45, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, Anastasia! :D Acalamari 21:24, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Thank you & Enjoy! Denisarona (talk) 14:27, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
You're welcome! :) Acalamari 15:13, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

help plz[edit]

could you do the page "List of Turkic dynasties and countries" protected, those who are not logged destroys only. User:Mehmeett21 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mehmeett21 (talkcontribs) 16:29, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

To be honest, I don't know enough about the subject to know if the IP edits are disruptive or constructive, or if this is a content dispute. As such, I'd rather not protect the page. Acalamari 18:19, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

I undid your granting of a permission[edit]

Letting you know that per discussion at WP:AN/I#I would like to report user:daniellagreen for doing paid editing with nondisclosure to wikipedia as is the current policy., I have undone your granting of the Rollbacker right to Carriearchdale on 16 June 2014. Yngvadottir (talk) 17:33, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

No worries, Yngvadottir, thanks for letting me know. Acalamari 18:19, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Soliciting comment...[edit]

Hi! Would you be interested in reviewing my FA nomination for the article Of Human Feelings? The article is about a jazz album by Ornette Coleman, and the criteria for FA articles is at WP:FACR. If not, feel free to ignore this message. Cheers! Dan56 (talk) 14:45, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi Dan56, as I've said in one of the above sections, the FA process is not a place where I am active. Best. Acalamari 16:56, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Rename me[edit]

Can you please rename me and my subpage /Main2 for me? --Macman(252) (My edits!!!!!) 16:19, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

@Macman252: what username would you like? I can't rename you if I don't know what name you want. Acalamari 16:56, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
HurricaneHelbert215! Macman(252) 01:47, 12 July 2014‎ (UTC)
@Macman252: I just noticed that as a result of your global account, you have accounts on several wikis. One of my fellow bureaucrats, Writ Keeper, recently advised another user with accounts on multiple wikis to wait for global renaming so that all of their accounts can be renamed at once, rather than them have request a rename on each individual wiki. After seeing your other accounts, I recommend the same for you, as it would be easier to rename all of your accounts at once rather than you go to each wiki to request renames for them. Acalamari 09:26, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
Actually @Macman252:, the global renaming tool was released a couple days ago, and it's now ready for use. You should be able to make a global rename request of the stewards at meta:SRUC. The instructions on that page are liable to be out of date, but the stewards tell me that's the place, so I guess we have to wing it for now. :) I don't really know much more than anyone else about how the process is supposed to go down, but if you need help, let me know and I'll do my best. Writ Keeper  14:07, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
Ah, thank you, Writ Keeper, and I note your posts elsewhere on this topic. :) I think I'm going to miss performing renames: I began doing them less than six months ago and have found the task to be fairly enjoyable! Acalamari 14:56, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi Acalamari[edit]

Trophy.png Hi Acalamari
Hi. You have been supporting wikipedia alot. Do they even pay you? Cooljoes (talk) 13:08, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Hi Cooljoes! No, I'm not paid; admins and bureaucrats are volunteers, just like everybody else here. Thanks for the award and compliment. :) Acalamari 16:03, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Hong Kong socks[edit]

Here are a few of those pesky socks of Chowkatsun9, related to the SPI case Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Chowkatsun9:

I haven't been bringing these guys to you for the last month, but today's experience was especially convincing, with very quickly reverting me three times. Binksternet (talk) 19:16, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

I've blocked the three that edited in July; the June ones are a bit too far away to block but I will block them if the person uses those IPs again. Acalamari 20:32, 14 July 2014 (UTC)


Can you change my username to Esmost, I don't feel comfortable with my full name as my username.--Ibrahimsqureshi (talk) 03:54, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi Ibrahimsqureshi, I noticed that you have a few edits to other wikis, as can be seen here. You might want to consider filing a request on Meta so that you can be renamed globally. I can rename you here, but I'd only be renaming your enwiki account and none of your others; however, if you're not bothered about your other accounts, I can still rename you. Acalamari 08:18, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

I don't really care about the other wikis, I'm mostly active on the enwiki, so just rename me here.--Ibrahimsqureshi (talk) 16:25, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Make sure you log in with your new account name; otherwise, you will re-create your old name. Best. Acalamari 16:50, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Changing username/Simple Request[edit]

Hi Acalamari, I noticed you have completed the name change for all the requests except for Jyoti.mickey at Changing username/Simple, was it because I have a global account and I have few edits on other project? Shall I request in SRUC? I am editing as ip because the instruction says to stay logged out while the rename request is carried out. -- (talk) 08:52, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Yes, you should request over at Meta, but do so using your account and not with an IP. Sorry for not replying to your request; I can assure you that it wasn't being ignored. Acalamari 09:00, 16 July 2014 (UTC)


Hi. I noticed you accorded this user autoptrolled rights a few years ago. However, while doing some NPP I was a bit concerned that some of their BLPs may not meet criteria for sourcing and notability. Could you please take a moment to review some of their recent creations and let me know what you think. Regards, Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 11:36, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi Kudpung, feel free to go ahead and remove it; I had a look at some of their creations and found a couple of articles that had been unsourced when they created them and BLPs that were poorly sourced (such as to a forum). I'm surprised I granted autopatrolled to this user, to be honest. Acalamari 14:42, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
FYI. Thanks, Acalamari. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 16:23, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Edit warning on Christina Aguilera[edit]

Hello, Acalamari! There's one thing that I might get your help again. As I have been warned at my talk page, there will be dozens of new Wikipedians (or new Xtina fan) will "help" trimming the article to get it to GA-status. I'm quite worried about their edits in the future, so could you pleased keep an eye on it? Many thanks, Simon (talk) 12:59, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

I can, and just in case they haven't seen it, SNUGGUMS, IPadPerson and Petergriffin9901 should all be aware of this, too. New editors are free to edit the article, of course, but POV-pushing and unsourced editing are disruptive, as are threats like this. Acalamari 15:06, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
I'll help with some bits but am going to be the GA reviewer- can't get too involved beforehand. None of my edits to the page so far have been substantial. SNUGGUMS (talk · contribs) 15:11, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
Okay, thanks for letting me know. :) Acalamari 15:51, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
I could be able to help without POV issue. I definitely wouldn't say that my role in the edit war was controversial. IPadPerson (talk) 15:45, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
You were fine. There's nothing (usually) controversial about reverting unsourced/poorly sourced edits and fanboy/fangirl edits. Acalamari 15:51, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Simon, if you haven't already, you might want to add other articles about Aguilera to your watchlist, such as her albums and songs. Acalamari 18:21, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
    • IndianBio, any help you can provide will also be very much appreciated, especially because of threats like this one (kindly reverted by SNUGGUMS!) We might end up with a POV-pushing problem for a while. :/ Acalamari 23:23, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Oh yeah! I have added many of Aguilera song and album articles to my watchlist. But right now the Aguilera article is poorly constructed by a bunch of newcomers. I'm kinda worried about this. (I have reverted all). Cheers, Simon (talk) 02:21, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Be prepared to take your girlfriend's articles to WP:RFPP as well, HĐ. SNUGGUMS (talk · contribs) 02:36, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
  • LMAO, Acalamari seems like they have made you famous by making you shade-queen. :D I will keep a watch on the article from now on. —Indian:BIO · [ ChitChat ] 04:18, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Tread carefully Acalamari! The dreaded Aguilera fans are amongst the most insane of the zealots! Imagine the type of mind at work... Chillum 04:21, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

To be specific, the name of Xtina's fanbase is "Fighters". Just throwing that out there :P. SNUGGUMS (talk · contribs) 04:32, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
On an administrative note, a number of accounts created seem to be exactly for the purpose that banned user Mark4Mark noted in Acalamari's talk page. If you search his contributions before getting indeff'd, you will see that the user pinged some of the freshly created accounts and it seems like he/she knew them from Twitter. I believe those accounts should be indeff'd too. —Indian:BIO · [ ChitChat ] 04:34, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
I agree with IndianBio that such accounts should be indef-blocked. The account "MimiFatPig" I'm confident was here to not only insert Xtina fancruft but also harass lambs (as shown here on Peter's userpage). SNUGGUMS (talk · contribs) 04:51, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
IndianBio, SNUGGUMS and Simon, this forum appears to be where this is being orchestrated (their insults for us are downright hilarious, ha ha). Chillum, I agree with you. The thing is, I'm an Aguilera fan myself and I have her albums; I just don't edit her articles to read like fanpages. I wouldn't mind if these hardcore fans came to the talk page and discussed how to improve the article...that would be helpful! But they don't seem interested in doing that. Oh well. Acalamari 11:48, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
User:Euphorae is one of those from that forum. And checking the commentary, nah, there's no way that they would be up for any consensus. And I'm willing to bet that this was orchestrated by someone from inside here. —Indian:BIO · [ ChitChat ] 13:40, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
TheRevolution7 seems to be a Mimi-hating Fighter who returned after 3 years of no activity to slam her and mock the rationales given in Xtina's page edit summaries. SNUGGUMS (talk · contribs) 15:08 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Kww has blocked both of the accounts, plus DeadSend4.
I'm baffled as to why they think Mariah/Gwen/Britney/Pink fans are their opponents. Why not like all four of those artists and their music along with Christina and hers? It is possible to enjoy all. Just wondering... Acalamari 17:10, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Exactly- people can easily belong to multiple fanbases. For example, you Acalamari are a Little Monster, a Black Star, and (from what you recently wrote) a Fighter. SNUGGUMS (talk · contribs) 18:48, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Heh, I thought these terms for fanbases were silly at first but my moderate contempt for them has dissipated over time. :P Yes, I am classified as a Little Monster, a Fighter and a KatyKat (I think that's Perry's), as well as some other fan names that I don't know about, but I'm definitely not a crazy fan of any of them or anyone else. I'm not sure whose fanbase the Black Stars are, though, and I am assuming that Lambs are Gwen Stefani fans (hence why I mentioned her earlier, unless "Lamb" has some other meaning). Acalamari 20:43, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes- KatyCat* is the official term for a Katy Perry fan.Black Stars are Avril Lavigne fans, and lambs are Mariah Carey fans. A while ago, I started collecting a bunch of fanbase names and added them to this page. I find some names amusing myself :P. Some that I don't know (due to lack of sources) include Madonna and Michael Jackson, but my first guess for Jackson would be "Moonwalkers". One of my friends once told me that "Material Girls" could be Madge's fanbase, but that doesn't really account for her male fans.SNUGGUMS (talk · contribs) 21:51, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Wow, thanks for that link...that's a pretty neat list! I didn't know there were so many fan names. Okay, I didn't know that Black Stars were Avril Lavigne fans and I thought that "Lambs" were Gwen Stefani fans because of Love. Angel. Music. Baby.. I hope you can find a source for Jackson's: I like the sound of "Moonwalkers". Acalamari 22:01, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
While reading this witty conversation I thought I might join in. Snuggums, if you want to expand that list of yours, you might add that Megadeth fans are called Droogies, in honour of Burgess' masterpiece A Clockwork Orange.--Retrohead (talk) 22:27, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much- I will add. SNUGGUMS (talk · contribs) 03:01, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
You folks might want to be aware of this. ArbCom needs to be notified. —Indian:BIO · [ ChitChat ] 19:32, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
It's fine, I think, and I'm sure ArbCom already know since the thread is about contacting the committee. As far as I am concerned, the people on that thread are entitled to contact ArbCom with complaints. Acalamari 20:42, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

"Lambs" were definitely the first ;) PS, as long as none of y'all are Beliebers or Selenators, I'm okay Lol.--PeterGriffinTalk2Me 06:35, 24 July 2014 (UTC)


Hey Acalamari, wanted to ask you is it "favorable" or "favourable" in New Zealand English? I've made my first edit to pop-related albums on The Love Club EP and I've might made a slight mistake on that one.--Retrohead (talk) 22:52, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi Retrohead, I am 99% certain that "favourable" is correct. Canada tends to use a mixture of spellings from US and British English, but New Zealand English spellings (to my knowledge) don't differ much from spellings in British English. I would use "favourable". Acalamari 23:13, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Ok, I've corrected the spelling. Checked the talk page for additional instructions, and it gave examples such as colour, realise, analyse, so I guess I got it right this time. Honestly, I don't pay much attention to this aspect, but since the article is FA nominee, these things can easily make or break stuff.--Retrohead (talk) 23:27, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

CHU clarification[edit]

Hello Acalamari, at ACC we use this flowchart to determine if an existing account, similar to a new account request, is active. Even if the existing account is exactly the same as the new request, if the account is determined to be inactive, the new request can be created. This doesn't seem to be the norm a CHU, am I mistaken ? Mlpearc (open channel) 17:23, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

I've never seen a flowchart like that for CHU before, but I suspect we follow something similar without a specific flowchart. For example, I would be hesitant to grant a request that sounds similar to an existing and active user, although it does depend on the context. I would definitely not rename someone to a name that exists on another wiki.
Out of curiosity, is there a rename that I did that you think shouldn't have been approved because it was too close to an existing and active user? Please do let me know! :)
Feel free to let me know if my answer wasn't the one you wanted. Best. Acalamari 18:43, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
No, no you're fine, I was just curious if a CHU request that is very similar or even the exact name of a registered account that is not active (within similar confines as the flowchart) would be granted but, as you say, most likely if it's a local account and never if global. Mlpearc (open channel) 21:05, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
The most likely time it would be an exact name is a usurpation. I suppose the only other time when someone would be renamed here to a handle that exists on another wiki is if the existing account were not only inactive, but had never been active. The stewards, when they take over the renames, will have probably have stricter standards, but we'll see. Acalamari 08:04, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

What A Girl Wants122 - CA.jpg The Christina Aguilera WikiProject Thanks You!
As a member of the Christina Aguilera WikiProject, I am very delighted to award you this barnstar for your heavy contributions to Christina Aguilera-related articles, as well as protecting them. Much appreciated, Simon (talk) 04:32, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Acalamari has a gracefully light touch on 'heavy' subjects such as pop music. ;^)
Binksternet (talk) 05:31, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
^ Agreed. SNUGGUMS (talk · contribs) 05:41, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the award and kind words, Simon, and thank you for your kind comments, too, Binksternet and SNUGGUMS. :D I appreciate the timing of this award, especially since - as I've recently discovered - there are people who seem to think I am some sort of anti-Aguilera crusader, despite my actually being a fan of her myself and all my edits (going back to 2007) in keeping her articles free from vandalism. Ha ha, oh well. :P Thanks again! Acalamari 08:13, 22 July 2014 (UTC)


How we should find the points in a book to edit an article?

User Talk:Mahusha — Preceding undated comment added 14:59, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi Mahusha, I'm not sure what you're referring to here. Could you please expand on what you meant? Thanks! Acalamari 21:04, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

I am saying that many articles have book reference like encyclopedias and other important books. How they find the points to write that article.

User Talk:Mahusha — Preceding undated comment added 09:45, 25 July 2014 (UTC)


Prepare yourself- I am nominating Katy Perry for FA tomorrow. My goal is to have her be "Today's Featured Article" for her 30th birthday this upcoming October 25th. Users Prism and IndianBio have been helping with last-minute polishing, and she's getting very close to being top-notch quality. Fingers crossed, here the fuck we go..... SNUGGUMS (talk · contribs) 18:56, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Oooh...good luck! The work you've been putting into the article for over half a year has been excellent; I hope the nomination succeeds! Acalamari 21:04, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you sir! Please also keep a watch on its FAC for times I'm not around. I've gotten six articles (including this) to GA, reviewed many GAN's, and participated in several FAC's before, but this shall be the first article I nominate for FA. I admittedly feel nervous given how much harder FAC's are to pass than GAN's. If all goes well, it will probably be promoted roughly one month after nomination. SNUGGUMS (talk · contribs) 21:52, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
Provided there's not some auto-fail that takes you completely by surprise, you should be fine; besides, you have an established record of responding to issues about the article so if anyone points out any problems with it, you can be relied on to fix them. As for watching the page, link me to it when it's been created and I'll add it to my watchlist. :) Acalamari 22:59, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
I'm sure there will be queries, but don't think anyone will outright oppose it for FA. Just in case, it wouldn't hurt to get someone to copyedit the article (though not GOCE as requests take generally five or six weeks to be answered) beforehand. I will definitely provide the link :)! SNUGGUMS (talk · contribs) 23:42, 24 July 2014 (UTC)


I think so American Civil War is good for day after tommorrow's featured article. Please do it if you can acalamari.

User Talk:Mahusha 8:12 25 July 2014 (UTC).