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Brigitta Boccoli[edit]

Hi Alexius, how are you?

I made this new page, of the sister of the actress Benedicta Boccoli. She is wonderful as her sister, but unfortunately I've no pictures of her, sorry.

Please, do you have some minutes of your precious time to read this page if I wrote some mistake in my poor English? Thank you for your help.


Rei Momo (talk) 17:40, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

Sorry for the delay - I was away from my computer for a couple weeks. It looks like a couple other editors have worked on it that the article looks pretty good now. AlexiusHoratius 13:05, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

LOL — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:02, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

Uploading images to Wikipedia[edit]

Hi User:AlexiusHoratius I notice that you have uploaded many (wonderful) photos to Wikipedia that are NOT used in any existing article. Whenever I have attempted to do this, I get a proposed deletion notice because they insist an existing non-user/talk page must be specified that uses the image. How do you do it? Thank you so much for your valuable time. Respond here or on my talk page if you like.--Foobarnix (talk) 17:15, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

What type of images are you trying to upload? Usually issues with images having to be in articles have to do with non-free or fair use images. With these, there are a lot more rules than there are with self-licensed photos (which account for 99% of the images I upload). If you take a photo yourself, license it properly, and upload it to commons, you shouldn't have any problems. AlexiusHoratius 17:39, 23 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for responding. Yes, they are drawings created by the author who sent the permissions forms to Wikimedia and actually got a ticket number for them. Nevertheless, I ran into trouble when I tried to include them on my home page (for later use). Do they, in fact, not require that an existing article page be specified when you upload photos you took yourself?--Foobarnix (talk) 14:55, 25 August 2013 (UTC)
Your question mentions two distinct types of images (drawings okayed for use on Wikipedia by another person and uploaded by you, and photos you take and upload yourself). In the first case, if the images are released for use on a Wikipedia article, but not for other uses, those generally have to stay out of user space and should be used only in articles. If you took photos yourself, (which sounds like the second part of your question) there is little limit to uploading or using the images (within reason - don't upload thirty photos of your cat or something.) AlexiusHoratius 17:09, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Sequoyah Hills[edit]

Otherwise great editor Bms4880 has made the Sequoyah Hills, Tennessee page unnecessarily deceptive; and is unwilling to remedy the issue. The primary info box currently reads "Area: 18 acres," this is in fact the size of a small area within Sequoyah Hills.

He specifies that this is the area for the "Talahi Area" in the notes, but given that is the case, why make the primary info box on the page specific to only one small subsection of the community in question?

A direct parallel would be making the primary info box on the Manhattan page specific solely to the Chrysler Building. It makes no sense, and causes senseless confusion.

As it stands, the primary info box on Sequoyah Hills lists a neighborhood that is several thousand acres in size at "Area: 18 acres." (talk) 19:01, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

It looks like User:Orlady has moved the infobox down in the article, which seems to be a good compromise. It no longer appears to represent the entire article. AlexiusHoratius 19:43, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

WikiIndaba and Wikipedian in Residence Notice[edit]

Dear AlexiusHoratius

As a Wikipedian interested in African subjects and specifically Malawi, I would like you to be aware of the following two opportunities:

1. Wikimedia South Africa and WikiAfrica are organising an WikiIndaba for February 2014 – a continental meeting for Africa-based Wikipedians to get together, discuss challenges and drive the agenda for Wikipedia from Africa. If you support this initiative, then please sign up on this site: – we also want to hear what you want the Wiki Indaba to achieve. What are your expectations? What does it need to include? Who and what do you want to see happen at WikiIndaba? What is your area of interest? Languages? Data? Please share your ideas and thoughts on the Community Portal

2. WikiAfrica is looking for a Wikipedian in Residence from Malawi. This might be a position that you would consider. Or it could be the perfect opportunity for someone you know from Malawi, please spread the word! For more details, please look at this page:

If you have any questions about either of the above, please contact isla on isla [at] wikiafrica [dot] net : Isla Haddow (talk)


Hello, Czechia is an official English geographical name of the Czech Republic. Czechia was in English first used in 1866. If You have any problem with th word Czechia, please write it here — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:55, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

About half of the article's talk page archives have to do with this issue. If you want to make a change that you know other editors oppose, get consensus for it first on the talk page. AlexiusHoratius 15:51, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
Thank You very much! I do not saw "article's talk page archives" before You answer. I will study it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:09, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Tia Surica (Aunt Surica)[edit]

Hi, my dear Alexius, how are you?

I just made this page about a Brazilian singer. I ask some minutes of your time, please, to read the page and to correct my mistakes. I think there are lot!

Thanks a lot for your help!

Rei Momo (talk) 21:18, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Thank you and have a nice day! Rei Momo (talk) 10:38, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

September 2013[edit]

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Maurizio Ferrini[edit]

Hi, dearest Alexius, how are you?

I made this page about an Italian actor that I like too much, and I ask you 5 minutes of your time to correct my mistakes, please.

Thanks a lot for your help!

Rei Momo (talk) 14:30, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

Loredana Cannata[edit]

Hi, Alexius, how are you?

I just made this new page of a wonderful Italian actress. The first is eceryday Benedicta Boccoli, bust she's on 2nd place, believe me!!! Please, I ask you 5 minutes of your time, to correct all my mistakes.

Thanks a lot and have a nice week-end!

Alèx — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rei Momo (talkcontribs) 20:25, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

Thank youuuuu!!! Rei Momo (talk) 05:44, 18 October 2013 (UTC)


Hello, would I be able to email you my request? Agentlou (talk) 22:50, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

I don't have much experience with revision deletion. Category:Wikipedia administrators willing to handle RevisionDelete requests has administrators who are active in that area and would probably be better able to handle your request. AlexiusHoratius 23:10, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

November 2013[edit]

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Mark Twain[edit]

Dear Alexius, I would like to make a change to the Mark Twain page, which is protected (I guess, by you). I would like to add a new book with never-before published texts of Twain about a little known trip Twain took to Berlin, Germany, in 1891-92. The name of the book is "A Tramp in Berlin. New Mark Twain Stories," the publisher is Berlinica Publishing, and the author is, besides Twain himself, Andreas Austilat. It is from 2013. Here is the cover copy:

In fall 1891, Mark Twain headed for Berlin, the “newest city I have ever seen,” as America’s foremost humorist wrote; accompanied by his wife, Olivia, and their three daughters. Twain, a “Yankee from head to toe,” according to the Berlin press, conspired with diplomats, frequented the famed salons, had breakfast with duchesses, and dined with the emperor. He also suffered an “organized dog-choir club,” at his first address, which he deemed a “rag-picker’s paradise,” picked a fight with the police, who made him look under his maid’s petticoats, was abused by a porter, got lost on streetcars, was nearly struck down by pneumonia, and witnessed a proletarian uprising right in front of his hotel on Unter den Linden. Twain penned articles about his everyday life and also began a novel about lonely Prussian princess Wilhelmina von Preussen—unpublished until now, like many of his Berlin stories. These are assembled for the first time in this book, along with a riveting account of Twain’s foray in the German capital, by Andreas Austilat.

How would I get this, or an abbreviated version of that on Wikipedia? Berlinica (talk) 01:15, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

The best place to suggest a change like this is on the article's talk page at Talk:Mark Twain. Other editors who know more about Twain than I do can discuss the addition with you there, and come to a consensus as to how to change the article. AlexiusHoratius 02:22, 18 February 2014 (UTC)


Perhaps you could consider protecting the version that has the material under discussion on it? The talk page looks a bit silly at present, talking about non-existent content. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 16:13, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Unless there is an issue like obvious vandalism or a BLP violation, I hardly ever fully protect a version other than the current one. However, I added a link to a diff showing the material being discussed on the talk page. AlexiusHoratius 16:32, 16 March 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for that. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 18:32, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Ashkan Dejagah[edit]

Could you please protect Ashkan Dejagah. The two editors are beginning to edit war with each other again. JMHamo (talk) 18:16, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

I've protected it for three days. AlexiusHoratius 18:30, 16 March 2014 (UTC)
Classic Wikipedia request here - "please protect, on grounds of edit warring, the page that I've just this minute edit warred on". Irony (as we might charitably call it) apparently overlooked by administrator... W. P. Uzer (talk) 18:56, 16 March 2014 (UTC)
Uzer is completely correct here. Alexius -- I think that as you are the admin who acted on JMHamo's suggestion, this would be appropriate for you to look at. JMHamo tag-teamed a deletion by another editor, who failed to even refer to (let alone explain) his deletion in his edit summary. Zero explanation. Just a deletion. In violation of wp:lede. JMHamo simply supported that deletion by tag-teaming and deleting ... again, with zero substantive rationale. Any with a wholly baseless assertion that others' (ironic, at best, as Uzer says) are edit warring. Asking you to protect the page in, as he had just edited it, the form he put it in -- without any substantive discussion. I'm sure as an uninvolved admin that you want to see what actually happened.--Epeefleche (talk) 20:01, 16 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Hi Alexius. FYI -- I'm not sure there has in fact been editing rising to the level of editing warring in the 3RR sense (at least) in the last 24 hours at the page you just protected, though there has certainly been a dispute as to editing and have been tag-team reversions (without substantive explanation) and the like. Discussion of the behavior, and the content dispute, is being had at the guideline talkpage indicated on the article's talkpage, for the past day. You will note from that discussion that the very behavior of substance-less tag-team reversion, here in conflict with wp:lede, was engaged in by the very editor who asserted without supporting it that edit warring -- rather than appropriate BRD editing, and discussion-- was occurring. --Epeefleche (talk) 19:54, 16 March 2014 (UTC)
3rr is just a rough guide and edit warring can still occur without 3rr being breached. Is the primary issue whether the subject's nationality should appear in the article's lead section? AlexiusHoratius 22:44, 16 March 2014 (UTC)
Well, I guess that turns into a query for you. Did you protect the article -- prompted by JMHamo -- against the activity he asserted was edit warring? When he wrote above that "two editors" are "beginning to edit war ... again?"
BTW, I'm not sure why JMHamo came to an individual, rather than going to a board, but perhaps you know.
It would appear from his note that JMHamo was referring to the most recent single reversion I made -- which he (hence, the extreme "irony") in turn reverted, without any substantive rationale or discussion whatsoever. The issue there, as you can see, was wp:lede. I then raised the issue of his tag-teaming with substance-less reversions in contravention of wp:lede on the talkpage here.
RidiQLus (the editor with whom JMHamon tag-teamed deletions) later, in talkpage discussion, indicated his rationale as "His intro shouldn't have the negative aspects of his career, only the positives.". This, despite my having pointed out that wp:lede provides that "the lead should summarize the most important points in the article — including any prominent controversies".
You protected the article in the form that RidiQLus and JMHamon reverted it to. Which had no competent support for its form. It was clearly in contravention of wp:lede. Talk page discussion that has ensued at the guideline -- which I had initiated -- has come up with zero support for violating wp:lede in that fashion. And yet, that's the form that you saved the article in, prompted by one of the two editors.
WP:PROTECT states: "Since protecting the most current version sometimes rewards edit warring by establishing a contentious revision, administrators may also revert to an old version of the page predating the edit war if such a clear point exists." Here, we have such a case. The issue is wp:lede, which is clear. The only substantive support for the tag-team deletion by RidiQLus and JMHamon -- the baseless assertion that the lede "shouldn't have the negative aspects of his career, only the positives " -- is clearly an improper point to support, as referred to by wp:protect.--Epeefleche (talk) 02:00, 17 March 2014 (UTC)


Please move File:Logo of ((LaSiete)), a Spanish channel.png to File:LaSiete 2014.png. I was wrong field. Regards. --Vivaelcelta {talk  · contributions} 07:34, 17 March 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)

Tavo Burat[edit]

Hi Alexius, how are you?

I made this page about this Italian journalist, is not too much known abroad, but he defendend the small local communities in Piemonte and Lombardia, and was also echologist.

I ask some minutes of your time to read anc correct my mistakes, please. Thanks a lot for your help!

Rei Momo (talk) 09:07, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank youuuuuu!!! Well, from LMO Wiki " ...L'è staa segretari per l'Italia de l’assuciazion internazional per la difesa di lenguv e di cultür minaciaa (dal 1964), ... suratüt per quel piemuntes e franco-pruvenzal..." he was secretary (from 1964) of Internacional Association that Defends Languages and Cultures threaten of extintion and he defended expecially piedmontese and franco-provenzal.
Will you put this new line? Thanks again for your help! Rei Momo (talk) 13:47, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
WOW, faster than TGV, thank you!!! Rei Momo (talk) 14:00, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
No problem. AlexiusHoratius 14:02, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Water polo[edit]

Extend PC time? --George Ho (talk) 02:12, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

I don't really know what's going on there any more. Maybe try RfPP and see what they have to say. AlexiusHoratius 15:41, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
How about one day before June 25 then? As for "semi-prot." request, it's a dead end. And I don't believe that they want to extend without your approval on letting others decide (although that's my opinion). --George Ho (talk) 21:57, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Award 4 U[edit]

Awarded to AlexiusHoratius for joining the 50,000 Edit Club
Vjmlhds (talk) 20:41, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! AlexiusHoratius 22:21, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

A Caseira e a Catarina[edit]

Hi, dearest AlexiusHoratius, how are you?

I just made this little page. It's not a big page, so, please, I ask 5 minutes of your time to read it and to correct my mistakes.

Thank you very much for your precious help!

Rei Momo (talk) 08:06, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

No major mistakes. What does "take away" mean in the last sentence? AlexiusHoratius 22:21, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
Soory, the take away I wanted to say that the lady asks the devil to take her husband and his lover to the hell. Does the line can be udertanded frm everybody? Thanks a lot! Rei Momo (talk) 12:34, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

João Urbano Pessoa de Vasconcelos Suassuna[edit]

Dearest AlexiusHoratius, how are you? Please, don't kill me... but I love too much Brazil and it's culture, it's history, it's people...

I ask you some minute of your time to read this short page I made now, and pelase if you find some mistake don't hesitate to correct. Thanks a lot for your precious help!

Rei Momo (talk) 12:31, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Franca Falcucci[edit]

Hi, dearest AlexiusHoratius, how are you? We don't correspond for a long time...

I opened this page now about a great politics women of '70s and '80s, and I ask you some minute to read it and correct my mistakes, please.

Thanks a lot for your precious help, and have a nice week end!

Rei Momo (talk) 00:10, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks a loto and have a nice week end! Rei Momo (talk) 10:53, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

I messed up a Wiki article with my citations.[edit]

Hi, I messed up a Wiki article with my citations, and now I want to fix it. I'm new to things, so I'm shooting in the dark a little. I want to learn about Wiki edits in general, but I especially want to fix the article I messed up and get the flags off that article. I've posted some questions about this on some other users talk pages, but I don't know how long they will take getting back to me. I apologize for my lack of expertise with all of this. I keep reading about how to use Wiki, but the info seems very complicated to me, and I don't always "get it." EastDimeBoxFrank (talk) 19:51, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

WP:NAMEDREFS gives the general process for naming duplicate references. Also, take a look at the first section of the History of South Dakota article as well - I think I use the method there too. Let me know if you have other questions. AlexiusHoratius 18:28, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
Hi, AlexiusHoratius. Thank you so much for your comment... and for finding me and posting on the article talkpage. (I couldn't remember how to get back to your page.) From now on, might we converse on the article talkpage? That would be very helpful to me. After I get that article straight, then we could post wherever you like (I know I will still need help.) Thank you for your suggestions. I will read those articles right away. The Wiki advice is starting to make sense to me now. At first it didn't. Thanks again. EastDimeBoxFrank (talk) 19:52, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
P.S. From reading your User Page, I can see that the Andrew R. Heinze article is probably interesting to you since he writes about history, Judaism, the American West, and some other interesting things. Well, he wrote about those things at one time, anyway. Now he is a playwright. That's an interesting change of occupation. EastDimeBoxFrank (talk) 20:01, 21 September 2014 (UTC)


Extend PC time? --George Ho (talk) 05:43, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Sure - one year. AlexiusHoratius 20:56, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

South Dakota State University Page[edit]

Appreciate your contributions to the South Dakota State University page. The page needs a lot of work still, glad to know someone is watching over it.


Koncurrentkat (talk) 18:48, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

No problem. Thanks again for uploading the seal for the article. AlexiusHoratius 22:42, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Roberto Ferruzzi, painter[edit]

Hi Alexius, how are you? It's a long time we don't correspond...

I opened now this new page and I ask some minute of your time to read it and correct my mistakes, please.

Thank you very much for your precious help!

Rei Momo (talk) 16:44, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks a lot, my dear! May the Madonnina protect you! Rei Momo (talk) 14:23, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Global account[edit]

Hi Alexius! As a Steward I'm involved in the upcoming unification of all accounts organized by the Wikimedia Foundation (see m:Single User Login finalisation announcement). By looking at your your account, I realized that you don't have a global account yet. In order to secure your name, I recommend you to create such account on your own by submitting your password on Special:MergeAccount and unifying your local accounts. If you have any problems with doing that or further questions, please don't hesitate to ping me with {{ping|DerHexer}}. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 00:06, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Charlotte Harbor merger[edit]

I have proposed merging Charlotte Harbor (southwest Florida bay) into Charlotte Harbor (estuary). The discussion is as Talk:Charlotte Harbor (estuary)#Merge proposal. -- Donald Albury 16:29, 5 January 2015 (UTC)