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who are you and why do I have a comment about St. Peter and vandalism in my "message box?" — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:34, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

Wikimedia UK Newsletter - June 2009 Issue[edit]

Summary: This month, we have details on our response to HMRC, updates on our Initiatives and Membership drives, as well as our regular sections on Press Coverage, Upcoming Meetups, and activities from the other WMF Chapters around the globe. We're also pleased to announce that we now have a Paypal account! We also want your input on the future of this newsletter - get involved! We are hoping to get the July issue out very early in July in order to fit with our new distribution schedule, so don't be surprised to see two newsletters in quick succession.

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Wikimedia UK Newsletter - July 2009 Issue[edit]

Summary: This month, we bring exciting news about our Wikimedia Foundation Grant, as well as news on our chapter Initiatives (get involved!) and our opt-out of Phorm. We also talk about Business Cards, a recent interview of our Secretary for use in university courses and Wikimania 2013 - which seems a long way off! We also include our regular features of chapter activities from around the globe, press coverage, and meetups!

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Hatred of new sections[edit]

Well, for one, I appreciate your new section Face-smile.svg -- Avi (talk) 16:50, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Wikimedia UK Newsletter - August 2009 Issue[edit]

Summary: Our Initiatives are starting to be developed - please get involved! In this newsletter, we also announce the results and prizes for Wikipedia Loves Art, and we bring you the latest on our Charity status application, in addition to our regular features on Other Chapters' Activities, recent Press Coverage and recent and upcoming Meet-ups.

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help for portal and GA status[edit]

Hi Agathoclea, I have a number of candidates for the Germany portal (and for GA status), but don't know how to go about getting them looked at. I have added them here but suspect that's wrong. They are:

I would be grateful for your advice. --Bermicourt (talk) 19:22, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Bermicourt, I looked over Luneburg heath and Low German house, and upgraded both to B status. They are certainnly more than start class, although both could use some more work if you want to bring them along. The Low German House -- I'd talk to the folks in the architecture project about that. No point in keeping it solely in WPG, esp since you have questions about construction and such. I'm not sure wht to call the three pillar house (4, 2, etc.). The person I'd ask has died, so she can't help us, but she would have known. It's a fairly common construction in barns in the states. Which gives me the idea that you might look at Barn construction and see if you can find a similar phrasing. Anywho, it's a fascinating article. Nice job. I will try to look at the others another time. Auntieruth55 (talk) 02:07, 4 October 2009 (UTC)


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Wikimedia UK Newsletter - September 2009 Issue[edit]

Summary: This month, our Initiatives Director explains our Initiatives, we update you on our Membership (including some new benefits for members!), keep you informed on our Charity Status application, and update you with our regular sections regarding Other Chapters' Activities, Press Coverage, and UK Meet-ups!

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Germany project news letter[edit]

Hi mistress of King Πτολεμαῖος Φιλοπάτωρ, what do you think of a new newsletter for the Germany project? I have written a draft here, and are willing to ask some bot owners to deliver it (although I don't know anything about this). I think a small hint with a link to read the full issue would be best, like the Signpost. Please read, decide, and/or offer your suggestions (also some input for topics would be nice). Cheers Sebastian scha. (talk) 09:49, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

Munich had a portal Portal:Munich which currently redirects to Bavaria but could do with someone to look after it. as far as a Topic goes Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Germany/Conventions makes some good reading and more people should be directed to there. I did not check, but if it does the statistics should not be transcluded but copied - they represent a snapshot at the time of the newsletter. Wikipedia:WikiProject Germany/Outreach/Newsletter/Newsdesk exists even if no-one uses it. Please note the optout on Wikipedia:WikiProject Germany/Outreach (the submit as link is not so important as neither you nor me would complain in this instance) I could fire up AWB if no bot owner shows. Great job! Agathoclea (talk) 22:54, 2 October 2009 (UTC)
Update a bit, explained the transcluded statistics, and transfered it to Wikipedia:WikiProject Germany/Outreach/Newsletter/October 2009. Bot owner of BrownBot is asked: So work is in progress. Sebastian scha. (talk) 11:22, 3 October 2009 (UTC)
not sure why the request re this ended up on my talk page, but I looked it over, and it looks good. We really need people to jump in and give some assessments--falling way behind there. It would be a good "newbie" project, wouldn't it? Definitely the Conventions thing is important. Should we try running a stubs to B class contest? How many active project workers do we actually have? 17:24, 3 October 2009 (UTC)
Not many - the two of you and Bermicourt (talk · contribs) are what I seem to notice as the most active members - I might be wrong. I have been pretty much out of action and Kusma (talk · contribs) has also stated that he can't get involved as much as he would like. We would need someone on good English language groundings to do at least part of the B-Class assessment. I can't trust myself on that as my English is too much of a mix of American and English together with Pembrokeshire grammar. I'd say we could suggest the Germans of us to rate some of the B-Class flags. Rate C what has at least 3 of 5 and let those be looked over by skilled English speakers. I made a tweak to the newsletter. The B-class contest is something we could hammer out before the next newsletter comes out a little sooner that the last gap. Agathoclea (talk) 00:33, 4 October 2009 (UTC)
Bermicourt needs some ratings too. I'm happy to look something over. My German is passable -- that is, I don't pass for German, but I'm not immediately identified as a non-German speaker (once I've been there a while), but my written grammar wouldn't pass for much of anything. I think ekki has been writing some. And her English is excellent. Periodically, I've gone into the assessment section and cleared out everything I didn't write myself. But there are articles in there that I wrote in early August...And some stuff I don't feel qualified to assess re content. Did you notice that the article on Hermann Detzner is FA now? You had asked for a translation of the german article, and I got carried away...:) Auntieruth55 (talk) 01:14, 4 October 2009 (UTC)
Hail mistress, the bot owner is not answering and I got no AWB (I haven't asked to get AWB, I'm a Mac user, no admin, ...); so could you pretty please deliver the link thingi, if you can spare time and like to do so? If there are no more changes. Thank you. Sebastian scha. (talk) 10:20, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
Will do once I updated my AWB after work. btw this is a common mistake Agathoclea (talk) 08:31, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, and for the loving relationship to King Πτολεμαῖος Φιλοπάτωρ (*lough). I'll try to keep it a secret. Cheers. Sebastian scha. (talk) 12:04, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

Hermann Detzner[edit]

Not sure you noticed or not: you had asked for an article in the English wiki on him. It's now a Featured Article. Hermann Detzner.  :) You're right, very interesting fellow! Auntieruth55 (talk) 04:35, 17 October 2009 (UTC)


Since you partook in the first nomination, and I do not regularly see you on WP:CFD, I'd like to inform you of this nomination. Thank you, Debresser (talk) 15:07, 19 November 2009 (UTC)


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Article about Hungen[edit]

Hi Agathoclea,

first I'd like to introduce myself: my name is Moritz Schroeder, Iam 20 Years old and Iam very interested in history. I do live in Hungen-Inheiden and have some questions about the information you have written in some articles about Hungen.

My first question is where did you get the information, that there was a gold rush in Hungen-Inheiden in 1877? Do you have any more detailed information about that.

My second question is about the Hungen-Rodheim War from 1877-1881. Where did you get these information? As already mentioned, I live in Hungen and I am surprised that you know facts that citizens of Hungen even don't know.

However, could you provide the sources of these information? I would be very happy to know more about these points regarding the history of our region.

Could you please send your answer to ?

Kind regards

Moritz Schroeder —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:47, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

German Peasants' War[edit]

Would you like to collaborate on this project? I hadn't heard back. Yes, it is a big project, but a necessary part of any decent encyclopedia. The old article describing Marx's interpretation of the Peasant Wars is full of errors, and it would be more work to fix it than to start over. Auntieruth55 (talk) 17:03, 31 January 2010 (UTC)


Just curious as to why you downgraded this to 'low importance' in the Germany WikiProject as it is the second highest mountain in Germany. I'm not particularly fussed, but it might be useful to have a yardstick for assessing the importance of mountains e.g. the 5 highest are 'top' the next 20 are 'high' etc, so we can rate them in a coherent way. Views? Gruß. --Bermicourt (talk) 20:16, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

Milford Haven[edit]

Hi Agathoclea ! There's been a lot of hard work done on Milford Haven while you weren't around, and it's currently nearing conclusion of a Good Article (WP:GA) review. You are most welcome to make any positive edits while there is still time. However, whether you like the monstrosity of a compass feature or not, it's not on the Wikipedia GA checklist, and it is used on a very large number of articles in the English language Wikipedia. You might also soon see it appearing soon in large qualtities on the German Wikipedia ;) Tschüß! --Kudpung (talk) 08:36, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Milford Haven[edit]

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Milford Haven[edit]

Hi Agathoclea! I won't revert your recent editi to Milford Haven and I'll let you figure out if the capitalisation is really necessary (WP:MoS). Unlike German, English nouns do not generally all need capitalising unless they are part of an official title. Viel Glück. --Kudpung (talk) 15:09, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

Yep, refering to the office. Anybody can be a mayor but only one is the Mayor (of xx). sa Agathoclea (talk) 15:20, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

Courtesy note[edit]

You are receiving this note because you participated in this TFD. Some of these have been re-nominated here, where you may wish to comment. Thanks, –xenotalk 14:26, 20 March 2010 (UTC)


I noticed that you assigned stub-class to the article on Llangolman. I would beg to differ. I think the article is a little bit more than sub-class, perhaps start-class. The article provides some meaningful contents, particularly historical and geological information. In addition it has references to other works that mention the village. However I'll see if I can gather more information in the months to come. I lived there for 15 years so I am quite familiar with the village. Rhodydog (talk) 02:36, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

The article has quite changed from [1] Agathoclea (talk) 07:48, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

May 2010 edition of the WikiProject Munich newsletter[edit]

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Hi there, many thanks for your kind words - I'll definitely be running again in a few months. GiantSnowman 23:24, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

North Rhine-Westphalia[edit]

I have done some work on the state and it might be ready to upgrade from start to whatever. Also, could you look into reducing the Westphalia and Rhine Province parts of the history sections. Kingjeff (talk) 20:00, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

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MOS, Diacritics[edit]

Not sure if you meant to oppose the proposal made at Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (use English)# Proposal 1 (Piotrus), here. But your comment seems to be in favour of using diacritics, as was the proposal. Cheers, Daicaregos (talk) 10:47, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks - I had been looking for a section break as I noticed the last comments where out of sync with how I understood teh proposal. It turns out I misread that. Agathoclea (talk) 13:22, 22 June 2011 (UTC)
No worries. Worth checking then. Cheers, Daicaregos (talk) 18:01, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Deletion policy[edit]

What is the policy about new users setting up articles for deletion? User:German Music only 3 edits is nothing other than trying to delete the Norman Langen article. Do you think it's possible that he is a sockpuppet? The fact that this user is familiar with how to delete articles is a clue that this is a possibility. Kingjeff (talk) 01:06, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

Firstly, please wikilink respective articlenames and users (for users there is the template {{user}}). It might or might not be a sockpuppet OTOH it seems more likely to be part of a larger German effort of removing these show contestants from wikipedia. They succeded with Sarah Knappik which despite extensive newscoverage (including newscoverage of the attempts to delete her article) was deleted here and eventually at dewiki. Norman Langen has been deleted at dewiki already. Agathoclea (talk) 07:12, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for weighing in![edit]

Thanks for weighing in on Wafah Dufour. --GentlemanGhost (talk) 19:25, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Might I ask...[edit]

... what drew your attention to an issue on my talk page today? Obviously you have a right to do so, but I see nothing on your contributions list that coincides with mine, so I'm intrigued. Kevin McE (talk) 17:34, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

Took a while to retrace my steps there. I have you on my (ever growing) watchlist since this edit and was intrigued by the obvious "warning" sub-header with the editsummary "no". Several attempts to cut down the wachlist failed misserably. Agathoclea (talk) 18:22, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
Blimey! I get a stalker simply by using twinkle on an uncontroversial delete! OK, I see that vandalism wasn't appropriate, but MHoE's table is against consensus and several counts of common sense. Kevin McE (talk) 18:45, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
7456 :-) it has its upsides - don't need to subscribe to the signpost as i see it in the watchlist when it gets delivered. Agathoclea (talk) 19:03, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

Thank you kindly[edit]

GSUSA All Abouts Thank you.JPG Thank you for your support
Thank you very much for your support on my RfA. I shall endeavor to meet your and the community's expectations as an admin. Qwyrxian (talk) 07:51, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Article edit[edit]

Hi Agathoclea, I had taken a look at the article the page that you have asked me to look at. I am not very familiar with films that are made so long ago, but I have added some info. If you need any more help from me, do not hesitate to contact me on my wall. Thanks!--Lionratz (talk) 13:37, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

Talkback - User_talk:Leef5#mlm[edit]

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Hi Agathoclea - I see that you've renamed both the stub template and stub category relating to Heidekreis from their previous Soltau-Fallingbostel names. While I can understand why you did it, is there any reason why you didn't list these for renaming at WP:SFD, per WP policy? It's no real problem in this case, but it would be nice to keep the official process pages in the loop... Grutness...wha? 13:18, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

For that matter, I see the equivalent permanent category was renamed to Category:Heidekreis district without going through WP:CFD, as well - also against standard procedure. Grutness...wha? 13:24, 13 August 2011 (UTC)
I wasn't a case of maybe one name or the other. It was a case of the name changing on the 1st of August and I matched categories and stubs to the new name (Forgot about the intros in the municipalities which thankfully someone else took care of a few days later). Sorry if I caused any bother but due to the Meta-namechange I did not think anything would be remotely controversial and just made a note where the stub was originally discussed. Agathoclea (talk) 18:47, 13 August 2011 (UTC)
Here is a chestnut for you Mecklenburg-Vorpommern will merge its 12 districts and 6 urban districts into 6 districts and 2 urban districts on the 4th of September. To complicate matters the vote on the new district names happens on the same day so we have no prior warning of what the new names will be. Any stub categories left after that reorganisation will be larger. What prior steps do you suggest to ensure categories and stubs are in place by the end of September 4th? Agathoclea (talk) 19:13, 13 August 2011 (UTC)
No prior steps at all - all that stuff is always left until after the name change. Then it's a very simple case of proposing changes to the new name at CFD and SFD, and everything's changed over - and more importantly all the documentation for the change is available to whoever wants it - within a few days of the changeover. It doesn't hurt to leave the old names in place until everything is sorted out - it's hardly going to be years until the changes are made. As I said, it's not particularly controversial, so it was more surprise than anything else when I went to check on a stub category and found that it had been completely emptied. But it is useful to have a record of the change in the logs of the two process pages. Grutness...wha? 19:46, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

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Hi Ag. No Tracey was referring to Rosengarten, Lower Saxony. But the points she raises are quite valid and highlight the difficulty of a) translating accurately the German terminology and b) the limitations of the EU guidelines that form the basis of our convention. You may be interested in my comments and table at her talkpage. --Bermicourt (talk) 20:01, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

Pen Y Fan[edit]


Thank you for reverting this page move. I tried to do it myself, but couldn't do it. Can you tell me how you di dit please? Thx Obscurasky (talk) 20:37, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

The move option in the Vector skin appears when you move your mouse cursor over the small drop-down menu, shown here. (Other users may not have the "TW", which is the optional gadget, twinkle)
After 20000 edits I normally mess this up myself. Then it is actually quite simple: "move" (up there on the tabs with artice/discussion/history) the article to the old title. This works as long as edits have been made to the redirect in question. If that happens there will be an error and you will need admin assistance to do so. Agathoclea (talk) 20:53, 26 August 2011 (UTC)
OK, I can see where I was going wrong, Many thanks for this. Obscurasky (talk) 22:44, 26 August 2011 (UTC)


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Munich air disaster[edit]

My last edit was not a revert, I merely moved the content and modified it to more accurately reflect the content of the source. – PeeJay 18:50, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

To be honest, I realise now that's what I should have done to begin with! I just didn't have time or patience earlier to go over the source and correct the mess the anon made. – PeeJay 18:55, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

Welsh football[edit]

Welcome on board, mate! I can honestly say, however, that I've never seen that game before. That said, I was only 3 at the time! Other than that, I'd definitely put the 2-1 win over Italy in 2002 pretty high up the list! – PeeJay 15:54, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

EE DRV[edit]

Thank youfor the note. I would prefer a Speedy Close if you could make that happen. The reasons for which I say this are that I do not believe it is the appropriate avenue to deal with any of the articles perceived shortcomings. It started as a poorly written and poorly sourced piece over 6 years ago. I rewrote the article, improved it, sourced it took it through Peer Review, Good Article , and FAC. It underwent FAR after it appeared on the main page and was even an AFD earlier in its lifetime on wikipedia. If an editor has legitimate concerns they can bring them forward on the Talk page. The article has changed a bit since it became Featured, but all of those changes are completely within FA Guidelines, new claims have appropriate sources, there is no advertorial or flowery prose. Thanks again.--Mike - Μολὼν λαβέ 16:14, 30 August 2011 (UTC)


Thank you for noticing my work on Oberlichtenau. I used my computer's auto-translator to do the job. I don't know German, but Microsoft's programming dose. If there are any errors, then feel free to correct them for me.Wipsenade (talk) 11:51, 8 September 2011 (UTC)


I consider your recent changes to the article about Schraplau, Sachsen-Anhalt to be vandalism. You have not sourced your use of the term town. Settlements with a population of 500 people or more are usually considered cities if they are incorporated. You can see the article about the City of [Hinton, Iowa]] for reference. I personally walked through all of Hinton, Iowa within 5 hours when I was canvassing for the Iowa Democrats last fall (and having people fill out absentee ballot requests takes a lot of time). It's just as rural and small as Schraplau where I grew up. Only term an incorporated place a town if they choose to be called a town. If you are not a native English speaker, you may be confused by phrases like "in town" - they are used informally to refer to any settled places. City is the preferred term in formal and scientific speech in case of an incorporated place. Charters almost always confer the status of a city on settlements. Schraplau has its charter for many centuries; it is therefore only understandable that they want the notability and fame that come along with incorporation, and that is to be consired a city. Furtheremore, your use of a German-language box that is not readable by non-German editors on the English Wikipedia is not reasonable to me. And of course there was a city council before it was abolished by Weida-Land county on January 1, 2010, as you should have noticed if you had done a minimum amount of research on the topic. It is not OK for anyone to edit on articles they have no personal experience about; only if we do, then we can decide which sources are credible. If you still think I am off here, we can start a discussion on this page and put together some sources. Thank you. (talk) 00:29, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

Hi C., aren't you ever going to learn to distinguish between your fantasy world and reality? You were quite lucky that you got only the 52 days of time served for ticking that box. Last time I did not, in the end, talk to your parents, as you stopped vandalising Wikipedia after I had you on the phone. Do I have to do it this time, or will you stop right now? Hans Adler 15:18, 11 September 2011 (UTC)
In a crazy way all the weird edits now make sense. He is trying to build an alternate universe. Agathoclea (talk) 07:21, 12 September 2011 (UTC)


I saw your rhetorical question "Where are the bots when you need them?" in a recent edit summary. I wondered if you knew about {{YesAutosign}}, which I discovered a while ago when I had the same problem. --Boson (talk) 22:33, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

Thanks - yes that is useful :-) (testing) -
Hmm. It doesn't seem to work on one's own talk page. I wonder if it works for other users. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Boson (talkcontribs) 09:58, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

Mark Webberfan100[edit]

Hi Agathoclea. Thanks for blocking User:Mark Webberfan100. Could you please also block his/her sockpuppets:

Thanks. DH85868993 (talk) 08:58, 13 September 2011 (UTC)


You are involved in a recently filed request for arbitration. Please review the request at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests#User:La goutte de pluie and, if you wish to do so, enter your statement and any other material you wish to submit to the Arbitration Committee. Additionally, the following resources may be of use—

Thanks,OpenInfoForAll (talk) 22:36, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

Does that mean I am famous now being named in the same request as Jimbo? Agathoclea (talk) 10:26, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

Nanjing Normal University[edit]

Thanks for the help updating this list! If there's anything I can do to help, just shout... bobrayner (talk) 16:14, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

Red Link Recovery[edit]

Hello. As a German-speaking WikiGnome, I'd like to solicit your help in testing a new tool. For a few years now, the Red Link Recovery Project has been using the Red Link Recovery Live tool to track down and fix unnecessarily red links in articles. Recently, the tool has been expanded to work on non-English Wikipedias. A small set of suggested fixes for red-links on the German-language Wikipedia have been prepared and I'm hoping to interest some German-language speakers (such as yourself) to work through them.

If you are interested, please visit Each time you refresh the page you'll be presented with three new suggested fixes. I'll be happy to answer any questions on the tools talk page. - TB (talk) 17:44, 20 September 2011 (UTC)


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Category:Rail stubs[edit]

Hi - why did you do this? Regards, --Redrose64 (talk) 19:35, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Stub_types_for_deletion/Log/2011/August/18#Rail_-.3E_Rail_transport - still not finished implementing as I had forgotten that I primed AWB with another task. Any further input appreciated as with the absense of Grutness I am just really fumbling to work this whole thing out. Almost done with the task I had started so will come back to the STfD shortly. Agathoclea (talk) 19:49, 27 September 2011 (UTC)
Hi, following on from this - I see that some of the stub templates at Category:Rail transport stubs are redlinked, also that whilst some are blue linked, they give rise to redlink categories; see Category talk:Rail transport stubs#Stubs don't work. --Redrose64 (talk) 13:26, 29 September 2011 (UTC)


Why did you remove Düvier from Category:Municipalities in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with this edit? —Stepheng3 (talk) 22:35, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

The article already gets categorized through the infobox. In fact some (not this one) are miscaterorized by the manual entry.Agathoclea (talk) 04:10, 28 September 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! —Stepheng3 (talk) 23:52, 1 October 2011 (UTC)


A beer for you[edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Thankyou for participating in my request for adminship. Now I've got lots of extra buttons to try and avoid pressing by mistake... Redrose64 (talk) 14:54, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Agathoclea,

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Ralph Offenhouse[edit]

I am confused. Please let me know why this article is encyclopaedic. Danflave (talk) 08:10, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

HighBeam Research promotion[edit]

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Help us develop better software![edit]

Thanks to all of you for commenting on the NOINDEX RfC :). It's always great to be able to field questions like these to the community; it's genuinely the highlight of my work! The NOINDEX idea sprung from our New Page Triage discussion; we're developing a new patrolling interface for new articles, and we want your input like never before :). So if you haven't already seen it, please go there, take a look at the screenshots and mockups and ideas, and add any comments or suggestions you might have to the talkpage. Thanks! Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 16:45, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

Applications for free, full access, 1-year accounts from HighBeam Research officially open[edit]

The applications for 1000 free accounts is now officially open until April 9th. I have the account codes in my email box and we are ready to go. This week's main goal is promotion. Several editors have already done a great job of getting the word out, but there is still time to make sure people don't miss out on the opportunity. Please tell your Wikipedia friends, WikiProjects, non-English Wikipedias, and anywhere else you think people would benefit from knowing. You can record your progress at WP:HighBeam/Promotion where we're keeping track of all of the notifications. Thanks so much for your help! I'll keep you posted. Cheers, Ocaasi t | c 20:47, 3 April 2012 (UTC)


Hi, thanks, yes but these aren't real interwiki links. i.e. these are not links to existant interwiki articles, only notes that a related article exists - for example in Ganga Prasad Pradhan there is no bio article in Newari wp, but there is an article about the Newari newspaper he founded. ‎Normally such notes would, as you correctly say, only be found on the Talk page, however in this case (perhaps naughtily, but with good intent) referencing diagonally. Is there a better way? In ictu oculi (talk) 14:12, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Ganga Prasad Pradhan[edit]

Durbar-seller.jpg Newari people biography random award
Thanks for that, bit of a fudgy edit on my part In ictu oculi (talk) 16:01, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons[edit]

Beyoncé Knowles GMA 2011 cropped.jpg Invitation to diacritics guideline discussion at WT:BLP
Hi, you were one of 100+ Users who has commented on a living person Requested Move featuring diacritics (e.g. the é in Beyoncé Knowles) in the last 30 days. Following closure of Talk:Stephane Huet RM, a tightening of BLP guidelines is proposed. Your contribution is invited to WT:BLP to discuss drafting a proposal for tightening BLP accuracy guidelines for names. In ictu oculi (talk) 00:04, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

Feel free to duplicate this invite on the pages of others who have commented, for or against. In ictu oculi (talk) 00:08, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

Geschwister Scholl[edit]

Thanks for your input at Talk:Geschwister Scholl last week; although it didn't help. I don't see the point of having a "Requested Move" if the move is going to be made in spite of opposition anyway. Seufz. Jared Preston (talk) 13:47, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

There is a new trend for admins these days to decide by fiat against consensus. Agathoclea (talk) 18:24, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Wagner categories etc.[edit]

Hi, I don't think WP:Wagner existed back then and the Opera Wiki project didn't do article ratings until after a pilot by the Wagner project once it going.--Peter cohen (talk) 19:52, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

United States Senate election in Connecticut, 2012[edit]

Hello, Agathoclea! I just wanted to drop a note to let you know why I reverted the WPUS tag on this article: it's already covered by the CT & US Congress projects, but moreover it is a local (CT, not national) election and is therefore not within the scope of WPUS. I am happy to discuss the matter further if you like. Best, Markvs88 (talk) 13:40, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

I did a doublecheck on the scope and it includes regional items and is quite in line with a large number of similar items already tagged for WPUS, but I will leave a notice on the projectpage for input from other members. Agathoclea (talk) 13:45, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
I also checked to see if you are a member of WP:USA and can't find you as a member - you are aware I hope, that Wikiprojects can decide their own scope and an article being within the scope of another project does not preclude it being in another. Agathoclea (talk) 14:01, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
As a point of order, the local project always takes presidence for any article.
Of course I'm not a member of the WPUS, except by their terms that "anyone that edits a WPUS article is automatically a member".
Actually, there is no rule about removing other projects from an article. Yes, really. This has been an ongoing issue with WPUS and other projects and was the flashpoint of the recent Kumioko drama. Best, Markvs88 (talk) 14:15, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
There may not be a written rule thats true but its generally considered uncivil to do it. I also have never heard that the local project automatically takes precedence. I would instead counter that any project can tag any article they feel is in their scope and the projects that tag the article should try to work together to help improve the article rather than fight over who "owns" or "takes precedence" over it. I know I have said that to you at least 4 or 5 times in the past. Kumioko (talk) 14:55, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
You can consider it uncivil, I consider it reversion of overtagging.
Re: local taking presidence. It was posted in one of your myriad conversations to admins during "the late unplesantness", though I don't recall exactly where. I suppose I could dig it up, but I'd have thought you'd have remembered it.
I'd love to not argue over this. It's a colosal waste of time. Just like (and I point this out for the nth time) if I created Wikiproject: Milky Way Galaxy and tagged everything on Wikipeida for it. Yes, you have said it 4 or 5 times. And every time, you've left the discussion in a huff after I've pointed out why I disagree with you. That's why this keeps on coming up. With multiple editors. Best, Markvs88 (talk) 15:24, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
Your continual posts of WP:IDIDNTHEARTHAT aside. This project will never be that big. So far, including every piece of content we have 301, 000. Thats including categories, redirects, files, everything. Articles are like 85, 000. Far less than WPBiography at almost a million articles or even WPMILHIST at about 200, 000 articles so its not nearly as epic as you make it sound. Your continued example about WikiProject MilkyWay Galaxy is just nonsensical hyperbole. Kumioko (talk) 15:38, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

ClueBot III – Arrow Air Flight 1285 Article[edit]

Thanks for fixing the archive bot. Close to 100% of the time it does work normal and archive correctly. In this case I suppose it didn't work properly and I appreciate you picking up on this and fixing the issue. Adamdaley (talk) 01:33, 19 May 2012 (UTC)


Hi. Thanks for commenting. I left you a followup question there. - jc37 14:44, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

And another question. - jc37 15:12, 23 May 2012 (UTC)
and responded again. - jc37 20:04, 23 May 2012 (UTC)


Request for Deletion[edit]

Please delete the article ISF Guys. The contest for speedy deletion is in the talk page. Moreover, the article doesn't even need to be discussed for deletion because of the content in there.
tausif(talk) 09:43, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

I deleted it as obvious nn, but still wondering why I was singeled out? If the article gets created a third time pageprotection might be in order. It is linked from a facebook page which might account for the various comments on the talkpage contesting the deletion. Agathoclea (talk) 11:26, 31 May 2012 (UTC)


Thanks!♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:52, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

gladly. Just noticed a couple of duplicates that happened because I set up the skip wrong. Anyway if there is anything that needs doing let me know. I prefer doing something productive on here. Agathoclea (talk) 16:54, 1 June 2012 (UTC)


Thanks Of course I don't mind--there are always thankless tasks to do around here. —Justin (koavf)TCM 18:56, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Martial Gueroult[edit]

Hi Agathoclea, If you don't mind I won't comment on a diacritics RM as PBS and MakeSense64 have made complaint at ANI concerning my Talk at WT MOSPN following my restore of this edit. However as regards Discussion Martial Gueroult (différence entre versions) 2008, we have no way of knowing if the anecdote of fr:Maurice de Gandillac from 1975 is correct, nor if the way Ferdinand Alquié (who had acrimonious battles with Gueroult) pronounced the name "Guer'oult" was correct, but going from the Gueroult's own works I'd say that it was - in his introduction to Arthur Schopenhauer Métaphysique de l'amour, métaphysique de la mort 1964 Gueroult omits his accent. Likewise in Hommage a Martial Gueroult 1964 the contributors omit the accent. So why the accent in many sources? Perhaps because there is a well known French family (cf. vicomte Albert Révérend Titres, anoblissements et pairies de la restauration 1814-1830 Volume 3 "Cette famille Guéroult, originaire de Normandie, est d'ancienne noblesse et établit sa filiation suivie depuis Jacques Guéroult ..", hence all the names in fr:Guéroult, and that family also comes from Normandy like Martial Gueroult. It's likely that they're related, since this is an unusual name, but either way it appears that Martial Gueroult differentiated his name from the aristocratic fr:Guéroult family and pronounced it as the IP says Alquié pronounced it, "Guer'oult." I hope this of some use. If was participating in this RM I'd agree with the move based on the 2 sources above. P. T. Aufrette's note of the Amazon covers is also pretty important - he only died in 1976, his daughters will still be receiving royalties and ensure the name is spelled by the publishers the way he preferred. In ictu oculi (talk) 00:00, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

Please see Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (use English), thanks. In ictu oculi (talk) 12:58, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
Just came from there to see what the new message was. Agathoclea (talk) 13:01, 21 June 2012 (UTC)


Thank you very much, Agathoclea, for your feedback. I will follow your advice and provide evidence for the article where it is required. This may take some time, but I assure you all the information in the article has a source; please do not make any deletions of unsourced material yet until I´ve finished referencing all the particular facts. Thanks for your understanding in advance! --Bassmachine89 (talk) 18:23, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

  • I have now extended as well as referenced the article as well as possible. Please inform me if it looks OK now, or if I need additional sources. Thanks a lot for helping, Bassmachine89 (talk) 16:26, 14 June 2012 (UTC).

Roland Szabó (Slovak footballer)[edit]

Thanks for your message on my talk page. I've made a comment at User talk:Fastily#Roland Szabó (Slovak footballer). I have no particualr interest in this article and no knowledge of the subject, will be happy to leave it to you, if you are inclined to deal with it. JamesBWatson (talk) 12:58, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

Deutschland sucht den Superstar (season 9)[edit]

Can you take a look at Deutschland sucht den Superstar (season 9) and rate it from a stub-class to whatever you think it deserves? Could you also check for consistency for wording, grammer, etc? Kingjeff (talk) 21:12, 6 July 2012 (UTC)


Hi, thanks for your common sense; FYI. I shouldn't be the only one to implement the result. In ictu oculi (talk) 11:07, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

[4ce993c8] 2012-07-09 11:13:36: Fatal exception of type MWException
hmm, will try again when I have a bit more time. Agathoclea (talk) 11:15, 9 July 2012 (UTC)
Many thanks for doing that, and double checking in the process. I see Talk:Jelena Janković has been page protected. In ictu oculi (talk)

The Mote and the Beam[edit]

I have responded to your allegation of "fabricated evidence" at Talk:Sthène. --Old Moonraker (talk) 09:04, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

Edit war/close at Jelena Janković[edit]

As you have been a recent participant in a content dispute regarding diacritics at Jelena Janković, I would ask that you read the close I made earlier today at Talk:Jelena_Janković#Full_protection. The edit war on that particular question of the lead wording is, across a wide range of articles, as I previously stated, not acceptable, and violates WP:EW.

Any further reversions, in either direction on this question on talk and policy pages, will likely be seen as a continuation of that edit war. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. --j⚛e deckertalk 06:50, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

Update: Apologies for the belated notice, related to this, I have started an RfC on the accent/lead question, which you may wish to participate in, at [2]. My previous note was very poorly worded, and was meant to stop reversions on the articles themselves, not discussion, my deepest apologies for any confusion. Thanks! --j⚛e deckertalk 14:45, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

Good catch, that I hadn't reverted back far enough.[edit]

Thanks. --j⚛e deckertalk 06:59, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

Emeli Sandé[edit]

ha, well at least she is an Olympian. FWIW I just came across a couple of mispelled Namibian cricketers and put in a RM. But we're running out of the 0.001% of mispelled BLPs. Would you be so kind, mon vieux, as to stick Talk:Stephane Huet back into WP:RM for a conclusion - seeing as the majority were actually in favour of the French name. It would leave only the well known British beauty Ana Ivanovic as a permanent monument to Anglo xenonymophobia. In ictu oculi (talk) 05:38, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for ANI comment but I answering MakeSense64 just generates text-walls. Joy's proposal (while more an exasperated gripe than a formed proposal) at least opens the door to proposing a minimum targeted "stop" ... at least I think. If you see fit to post again maybe you could help with forming/improving that? In ictu oculi (talk) 15:25, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

Moving Burma to Myanmar - ongoing poll[edit]

This is to let you know that an ongoing poll is taking place to move Burma to Myanmar. I know this happened just recently but no administrator would close these frequent rm's down, so here we go again. This note is going out to wikipedia members who have participated in Burma/Myanmar name changing polls in the past. It does not include banned members nor those with only ip addresses. Thank you. Fyunck(click) (talk) 05:00, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

Request for your assistance for The Wikipedia Library[edit]

Hi! You signed up to be a helper at the Highbeam project page. As The Wikipedia Library expands, I am seeking some assistants who can collaborate on project administration by spending a few hours now and then working on a variety of tasks.

Right now I am looking for help on the Questia round 1 signups, reviewing editors' applications to check for edit count (1000), account history (1 year), and current blocks. Note, there is no subjective judgment required, just a factual criteria-check. Here's what you can do:

  1. Sign up for a section of 50 applications at this page
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  6. Then, you then need to check if the editor meets the criteria on another Wikipedia language project.
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Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks so much! -- User:Ocaasi 19:50, 8 September 2012 (UTC)


Hi, I've responded to your question on the Welsh Wikipedia here. Hwyl, AdamSommerton (talk) 06:26, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

Also found a source, which I've put in this article: cy:Gavin. AdamSommerton (talk) 15:34, 21 September 2012 (UTC)
Thank you very much :-) Agathoclea (talk) 18:06, 21 September 2012 (UTC)


Hi. Do you use any tool/program to assess pages to wikiprojects? I am in the middle of improving WP:AWB's tagging system and I would be interested to know which tools are around. -- Magioladitis (talk) 08:32, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

I use a javascript that I rescued when the author abandoned the project when he became disallusioned with the interanl wrangles. It reads the banners from the talkpage and displays the relevant info in a number of dropdownboxes on top of the article together with the option to alter/add the assessment. It could do with updating but serves my purpose well. Check here and search for to reduce name conflict - wikicode of talkpage. a few lines above that it starts and it is pretty selfexplanatory. Agathoclea (talk) 16:43, 30 September 2012 (UTC)
P.S. a few settings are right at the top of the page. Agathoclea (talk) 17:45, 30 September 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! -- Magioladitis (talk) 06:17, 1 October 2012 (UTC)


Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg gnome in Germany and Wales
Thank you for tireless gnomish work around articles of projects Germany and Wales, - you are an awesome Wikipedian! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:08, 4 October 2012 (UTC)
thanks - very much appreciated. I needed some cheering up today. Agathoclea (talk) 19:54, 4 October 2012 (UTC)
A year ago, you were the 263rd recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:13, 4 October 2013 (UTC)


Hi, just to let you know that the Template:Wikify tag has now been deprecated. Please use Template:underlinked or Template:dead end from now on, cheers. Delsion23 (talk) 18:20, 4 October 2012 (UTC)

Halle disambiguation[edit]

Hi Agathoclea, thanks for you input to Halle, Saxony-Anhalt. You may be interested in a similar discussion at Talk:Halle, North Rhine-Westphalia. --Bermicourt (talk) 19:22, 4 October 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Peer review/FC Bayern Munich/archive1‎[edit]

Would you be interested in doing a peer review for the article? Kingjeff (talk) 02:39, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you![edit]

A small cup of coffee.JPG How are you doing? ♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:13, 10 October 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for asking :-) Currently looking for a wiki-writing job that comes with car, camera and unlimited library access :-) Agathoclea (talk) 05:43, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

Mmm, I know what you mean...♦ Dr. Blofeld 09:40, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

Your e-mail[edit]

Received and responded. Pinging as requested. Regards, Newyorkbrad (talk) 19:00, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle[edit]

Decemmber 8 - Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle - You're invited
Seattle Public Library
  • Date Saturday, December 8, 2012
  • Time 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location Seattle Public Library Meeting Room 1 on Level 4, Central Library, 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle WA, 98104
  • Event An editathon on Seattle-related Wikipedia articles with Wikipedia tutorials and Librarian assistance on hand.
  • Hashtag #wikiloveslib or #glamwiki.
  • Registration or use on-wiki regsistration.

Yours, Maximilianklein (talk) 03:38, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Some baklava for you![edit]

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG Welcome back, hope you had a good Christmas/New Year. In ictu oculi (talk) 07:14, 16 February 2013 (UTC)
So you're alive, happy May Day! In ictu oculi (talk) 09:42, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of List of papabili in the 2013 papal conclave for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article List of papabili in the 2013 papal conclave is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of papabili in the 2013 papal conclave until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. -- --JamboQueen (talk) 17:00, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Your input is requested[edit]

Greetings, Agathoclea! If we have not met, I'm AutomaticStrikeout. I've come here to ask you to take part in the survey at User:AutomaticStrikeout/Are admins interested in a RfB?. I am trying to gauge the general level of interest that administrators have in running for cratship, as well as pinpoint the factors that affect that interest level. Your input will be appreciated. Happy editing, AutomaticStrikeout (TCSign AAPT) 01:40, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library![edit]

World Digital Library Wikipedia Partnership - We need you!
Hi Agathoclea! I'm the Wikipedian In Residence at the World Digital Library, a project of the Library of Congress and UNESCO. I'm recruiting Wikipedians who are passionate about history & culture to participate in improving Wikipedia using the WDL's vast free online resources. Participants can earn our awesome WDL barnstar and help to disseminate free knowledge from over 100 libraries in 7 different languages. Please sign up to participate here. Thanks for editing Wikipedia and I look forward to working with you! SarahStierch (talk) 23:46, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

RfC part II[edit]

Hi. You participated in RfC on Talk:Frédéric Fontang. Per the advice of closing admin "This result sets no precedent for similar articles. To address the other articles, I would suggest a broadly-worded RfC" I have confirmed the title of the second RfC addressing the other 105 affected articles with the closing admin and that follow on broadly-worded RfC is at Wikipedia:Requests for Comment/Duplicate name in basic ASCII character set. Thank you. In ictu oculi (talk) 03:14, 29 June 2013 (UTC)

Hi, when was that ASCII template you mention deleted? Must have been some years ago? In ictu oculi (talk) 02:11, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Agathoclea (talk) 12:17, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

Vietnamese provinces; renaming discussion[edit]

Hello - I'm contacting you because you participated in the discussion on the proposed renaming of Cà Mau and/or An Giang Province. This is to let you know that a discussion on a number of similar proposed moves is taking place at Talk:Bac Ninh Province. Colonies Chris (talk) 12:30, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

..too late :-) Agathoclea (talk) 12:49, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

Redundant talkback note[edit]

Agathoclea, I responded to your comment on my talk page. I know you're notified, but I thought I should repay your kindness with a hand-typed note. Drmies (talk) 14:25, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for July 20[edit]

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your lack of knowledge[edit]

for your information: I am in charge of publications for Mr. Jim Boeven; my contributions are my own words and shall not be removed because you think it might infringe fact, you are hurting Mr. Boevens business by removing vital facts from his wikipedia. You clearly dont know anything about the subject matter in regards to Mr. Boeven - as his management partner, I know certain details about his career that you keep removing from wikipedia so please refrain from changing facts that you certainly should not remove, edit or shorten because of lack of knowledge. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stokershelby (talkcontribs) 17:59, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

  1. Get evidence that the bio at imdb is in fact authored by yourself.
  2. Then follow the steps outlined in Wikipedia:Requesting copyright permission#Granting us permission to copy material already online Agathoclea (talk) 19:37, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

DYK-Good Article Request for Comment[edit]

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Serbian diacritic moves[edit]

I was unaware of this policy. My apologies. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 18:21, 1 August 2013 (UTC)


Hi, the "RM Incubator" saga was all about "winning" RMs by any means, but unfortunately I'd think that bogus arguments in RMs are too subjective and peanuts compared to documented recent behaviour. In the meantime, trying to repair the damage to WP VN's article stock and getting pissed off Vietnamese editors to come back seems like a worthwile effort. I don't really understand the difference between indefinite block and ban. In ictu oculi (talk) 07:55, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

The difference is that edits of a banned user can be reverted unseen. Agathoclea (talk) 08:18, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
Ahah, I didn't know that. Then yes, if you proceed this please inform me, I would support. In ictu oculi (talk) 16:59, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
Actually I checked in the mean time and indefinete blocks get handeled the same, so there is no rush. Difference being is that any admin could come along and unblock, which would not be the case in a banning. Agathoclea (talk) 17:02, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

RfC relating to Vietnamese geo article titles[edit]

Since you participated in either the previous RfC or in a recent related RM you may wish to be informed of Talk:Gia Bình District#RfC: Should non-exonym Vietnam geo article titles have Vietnamese alphabet spellings?. Thank you. In ictu oculi (talk) 11:40, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library[edit]

Hey! I've done a major redesign of The Wikipedia Library portal. As one of our original volunteers, I'd love you to check it out, pick a role, create a profile to share your story and skills, sign up for the newsletter, and see how you can get involved. I'd also be interested in having a skype chat with you in the next few weeks to see how we can best put your energy to use (or email if that's better for you). Hope you're doing well, Ocaasi t | c 13:25, 28 August 2013 (UTC)


Please follow the link on top of my user, it's too late for help, but not for support, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:51, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

I am following what is going on there. I have to think what I can write there that Mackensen has not yet written. Anyway when this is over WP:OWN needs a total overhaul to reflect the changes in practice introduced by ARBCOM. Agathoclea (talk) 16:07, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Edit war in Greece-Italy relations[edit]

Hello, a user is doing edit wars in the article about Greece–Italy relations article and I have been reverting his edits (since they are not backed with sources or reasonable explanations that justify his edits) and I called him stop the edits and discuss the matter in the article's Talk page and get into a consensus, with all the sources and explanations needed for the approval of the edit to the article. But the user is eager to impose his edits despite our discussion being in progress, and thus, keeps doing edits on the page. I tried to be reasonable and suggested him to avoid edit-revert wars and discuss the matter in the article's talk page and of course give other people (besides me and him) the time to express their own opinion about the matter. But he is keep doing the changes and so I think it could be best if can a third person, such as an administrator like you, give a look to the matter? I can't keep reverting his edits forever... For more info about the dispute, I created a section in the article's talk page --SilentResident (talk) 03:52, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

New Wales Coast Path WikiProject[edit]

I see you're a member of WikiProject Wales and have contributed to Welsh articles. There's a new project, Llwybrau Byw!|Living Paths! under development which you might be able to contribute to. Lonely Planet rated the coast of Wales "the best region on Earth" in 2012, yet there is a very low number of articles on the history and culture of places along the Coastal Path and the many and various activities and attractions. This promises to be an exciting project as it gathers momentum with many Users joining in. Let's make this WikiProject, like the path itself, the best on earth! Cymrodor (talk) 08:24, 10 September 2013 (UTC)


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Discussion of interest[edit]

A discussion you may be interested in is this RFC, a proposal to make the second comma in a date/place optional. United States Man (talk) 06:08, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

Books and Bytes: The Wikipedia Library Newsletter[edit]

Books and Bytes

Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2013

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Greetings Wikipedia Library members! Welcome to the inaugural edition of Books and Bytes, TWL’s monthly newsletter. We're sending you the first edition of this opt-in newsletter, because you signed up, or applied for a free research account: HighBeam, Credo, Questia, JSTOR, or Cochrane. To receive future updates of Books and Bytes, please add your name to the subscriber's list. There's lots of news this month for the Wikipedia Library, including new accounts, upcoming events, and new ways to get involved...

New positions: Sign up to be a Wikipedia Visiting Scholar, or a Volunteer Wikipedia Librarian

Wikipedia Loves Libraries: Off to a roaring start this fall in the United States: 29 events are planned or have been hosted.

New subscription donations: Cochrane round 2; HighBeam round 8; Questia round 4... Can we partner with NY Times and Lexis-Nexis??

New ideas: OCLC innovations in the works; VisualEditor Reference Dialog Workshop; a photo contest idea emerges

News from the library world: Wikipedian joins the National Archives full time; the Getty Museum releases 4,500 images; CERN goes CC-BY

Announcing WikiProject Open: WikiProject Open kicked off in October, with several brainstorming and co-working sessions

New ways to get involved: Visiting scholar requirements; subject guides; room for library expansion and exploration

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The Wikipedia Library's Books and Bytes newsletter (#2)[edit]

Books & Bytes

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Welcome to the second issue of The Wikipedia Library's Books & Bytes newsletter! Read on for updates about what is going on at the intersection of Wikipedia and the library world.

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The Wikipedia Library Survey[edit]

As a subscriber to one of The Wikipedia Library's programs, we'd like to hear your thoughts about future donations and project activities in this brief survey. Thanks and cheers, Ocaasi t | c 15:18, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Run Sheldon & TouchMail[edit]

I need your help on activities of new user, who is nominating speedy page deletion of two pages that are notable TouchMail and Run Sheldon. Can you please look into this and do needful. Anishwiki12 (talk) 08:44, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

Books & Bytes New Years Double Issue[edit]

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Volume 1 Issue 3, December/January 2013

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Happy New Year, and welcome to a special double issue of Books & Bytes. We've included a retrospective on the changes and progress TWL has seen over the last year, the results of the survey TWL participants completed in December, some of our plans for the future, a second interview with a Wiki Love Libraries coordinator, and more. Here's to 2014 being a year of expansion and innovation for TWL!

The Wikipedia Library completed the first 6 months of its Individual Engagement grant last week. Here's where we are and what we've done:
Increased access to sources: 1500 editors signed up for 3700 free accounts, individually worth over $500,000, with usage increases of 400-600%
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Low importance[edit]

I smiled about "low importance" for Wolfgang Rösch, a man whose boss is the pope ;) - Did you see the Reuters photo? - Thank you for your translation of "awesomely weird" (context)! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:08, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks :-) I think there is a WP dealing with the Catholic faith. I have not had time to look it up though. He should get a higher importance rating there I think. Agathoclea (talk) 22:14, 14 January 2014 (UTC)
I only smiled, I mean it. - I looked at other Vicar generals and their fancy titles ... - what's Demut in English? That's what he stands for. (I was one of 140 singing in the farewell service.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:25, 14 January 2014 (UTC)
Humility is what you are looking for. That explains your interest in Bach cantatas. Agathoclea (talk) 22:30, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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I see you have not edited much this month. I hope you are all right - I am sending you this wiki-kitten to make sure :) Cheers,

Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 17:47, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks - much appreciated. Real life is catching up with me and time and more importantly time to concentrate is lacking. But I can't keep away :-) Agathoclea (talk) 09:34, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Books & Bytes, Issue 4[edit]

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Volume 1, Issue 4, February 2014

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News for February from your Wikipedia Library.

Donations drive: news on TWL's partnership efforts with publishers

Open Access: Feature from Ocaasi on the intersection of the library and the open access movement

American Library Association Midwinter Conference: TWL attended this year in Philadelphia

Royal Society Opens Access To Journals: The UK's venerable Royal Society will give the public (and Wikipedians) full access to two of their journal titles for two days on March 4th and 5th

Going Global: TWL starts work on pilot projects in other language Wikipedias

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WP Germany in the Signpost[edit]

The WikiProject Report would like to focus on WikiProject Germany for a Signpost article. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Multiple editors will have an opportunity to respond to the interview questions, so be sure to sign your answers. If you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Have a great day. –Mabeenot (talk) 02:32, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

NRHP commonscat[edit]

What is the purpose of adding the "commonscat" parameter to {{NRHP row}}, as you did in this edit? "Commonscat" is not a parameter recognized by the template. Is there a place where this action has been discussed? I've looked for a discussion, but can't find one. — Ipoellet (talk) 19:53, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

To be honest I have not even checked, as all the other listed building templates I have been working on have included that parameter. It is supposed to add a small link below the image to more pictures. See usage in Grade II* listed buildings in West Oxfordshire as an example. There is actually a bot producing the list for those to be included at Wikipedia:WikiProject National Register of Historic Places/Missing commons category links and as far as I read Wikipedia talk:WikiProject National Register of Historic Places/Archive 57 the idea was welcomed at the time as a good idea. But obviously not implemented. Maybe something to revisit, especially as this format is in use accross several projects and different language editions. Agathoclea (talk) 20:07, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
@Ipoellet: I just moved the discussion to Template talk:NRHP row#Commonscat for further input. Agathoclea (talk) 20:27, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Books & Bytes - Issue 5[edit]

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Issue 5, March 2014
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  • New Visiting Scholar positions
  • TWL Branch on Arabic Wikipedia, microgrants program
  • Australian articles get a link to librarians
  • Spotlight: "7 Reasons Librarians Should Edit Wikipedia"

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Sorry for the interruption[edit]

Sorry I interrupted your using the commonscat script just now; I figured it was late enough no one would be using it (almost 1 am here for me, but then again I'm not sure where you are). I was expanding the script to be able to download not only the commonscat names to match but also the files in the categories, of which there are many more, making the download time much longer. I did eventually get the download to work, but I did not get as far as checking for matching images and adding them in. I will eventually get to that point, hopefully. I reverted these changes to the script for the time being to skip downloading the file data and make it faster to just add links, and I will un-revert later when I get time to fully expand the code. Sorry again, but thanks for being patient!--Dudemanfellabra (talk) 05:45, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of minor islands[edit]

I haven't recommended articles for speedy deletion before, but did four this morning, which you removed. Grateful for your advice - did I give the wrong reason, or do you think think the articles should not be deleted? Meini Duon, Ynys Eilun, Ynys Cantwr, Trwynmynachdy. Cheers...Tony Holkham (talk) 11:06, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Books & Bytes, Issue 6[edit]

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Issue 6, April-May 2014
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  • New donations from Oxford University Press and Royal Society (UK)
  • TWL does Vegas: American Library Association Annual plans
  • TWL welcomes a new coordinator, resources for library students and interns
  • New portal on Meta, resources for starting TWL branches, donor call blitzes, Wikipedia Visiting Scholar news, and more

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The Wikipedia Library: New Account Coordinators Needed[edit]

Hi Books & Bytes recipients: The Wikipedia Library has been expanding rapidly and we need some help! We currently have 10 signups for free account access open and several more in the works... In order to help with those signups, distribute access codes, and manage accounts we'll need 2-3 more Account Coordinators.

It takes about an hour to get up and running and then only takes a couple hours per week, flexible depending upon your schedule and routine. If you're interested in helping out, please drop a note in the next week at my talk page or shoot me an email at: Thanks and cheers, Jake Ocaasi via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:41, 20 June 2014 (UTC)


I wanted to check back with you on the article I recently created as a stub to see if you had further concerns and If I can continue expanding or if you felt the article needs to be deleted. No sure how you were wishing to proceed.--Mark Miller (talk) 20:04, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

@Mark Miller: I have no concerns. The reason why the previous article had been deleted is now explained and it is better to expand from scratch than work from a possible copyvio. If sources are divided about the historicity of Liola then that thought could be explored in an expanded version. Agathoclea (talk) 10:22, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
I believe the exploration of the historicity may well be a good topic. In the Umi-a-Liloa article it states "While there is probably embellishment to the story, as many sagas do, a portion of historic accuracy remains." and is sourced to Martha Warren Beckwith in her book Hawaiian Mythology (1976). There must be some academic discussion of this. But the figures themselves are considered to be real people and that their recorded oral, genealogy chants are accurate enough to gauge to the first waves of peoples coming in from Polanysia. Kalakua touches on the differences between the Hawaii island genealogies and the Maui island genealogies and a conference to establish to research a single genealogy line that became known as the Ulu genealogy. These are the genealogy lines of Umi, Liloa and others and go much farther back. The subjects were actually famed enough as kings to have their remains kept. We still know the location and have opened the casket of what they believe is either Umi or Liloa and found artifacts that could be dated to a specific period. A lot of this needs to be expanded on in the Umi article. There are some nice public domain images of the woven basket for the bones. These were taken from the old temple in Waipio when Ka'ahumanu began the breaking of the old Kapu.--Mark Miller (talk) 18:42, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Wrong "semi-automated" pic[edit]

Hi. An image is being repeatedly added in error to Grade I listed buildings in Exeter - you are one of the users concerned. Please see Talk:Grade I listed buildings in Exeter#Wrong pic for Presentation of St Mary Convent School, and could one of you stop this semi-automated process from doing it again? Thanks very much - Aegoceras (talk) 10:23, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Wow, you replied on the talk page before I even notified you here. Thanks. Aegoceras (talk) 10:46, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

CommonsCat script in German[edit]

I spent some time today trying to adapt the commonscat script to get it ready for compatibility with other language wikis. I basically created a giant object at the top of the script which I plan to expand with all the different languages (and may eventually move out to a separate location as you previously suggested). I also made the GUI translatable in the same way and made it default to English when the user's preferred language is not present (along with a link to my user talk page asking for help translating). All that remains now is to add in the different registers and GUI translations, and I think it should be set.

Since you remarked that you were interested in using the script on monuments in Bavaria, I attempted to add compatibility for that register as a test case. In order to do so, I had to edit de:Vorlage:Denkmalliste Bayern Tabellenzeile to include a class on the table row, which the script looks for. I have never edited de-wiki before, though, so it looks like my edit has gone into pending changes. The script won't work until that goes through, so if you have those rights, maybe you could approve it? In order to make the script work on de-wiki, you should add


to your javascript and make sure to purge any page on which the row template is used to make sure that class is added. If it works for you, I can begin to add support for all the other registers supported by ErfgoedBot. If you run into any errors, could you let me know? Thanks!--Dudemanfellabra (talk) 10:17, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Muahahahahahahaha! It liiiiives!!! I had to do a little bit of tinkering with some stuff, but I finally got it working. Now to add the rest of the registers!--Dudemanfellabra (talk) 12:38, 19 July 2014 (UTC)