User talk:Amalthea

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Hi Amalthea, AWESOME name btw, Anyway, i wanted 2 know y my page Qetsiyah was deleted. It's just a friendly question, no need 2 block me :) lol — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tyler Summers (talkcontribs) 20:45, 1 January 2014 (UTC) TS (talk) 20:48, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi Tyler,
the Wikipedia community has a number of guidelines and policies about the topics and content of standalone articles. If it is apparent that a topic doesn't by itself have sufficient "notability" or that there isn't sufficient material to warrant a a standalone article then pages are either merged or deleted. In the case of a fictional character, what we're looking for is real-world notability (is the character discussed in depth in reliable secondary sources like newspapers?), and material written from a real-world perspective.
Usually minor fictional characters are described as part of a list article. That's what happened here I think: WilliamJE felt there wasn't enough material to warrant a standalone article, redirected your new page to the list page where the character is already listed. If you want to expand on that you should first do so in that list (and I see you already have a bit). You can still find the text you wrote in the page history.
For reference you may want to look into some other, comparable articles. For example, even most major "Song of Ice and Fire"/"Game of Thrones" characters are only described in List of A Song of Ice and Fire characters. Only some have standalone articles with sourced real-world information, like Brienne of Tarth. From Lost, Martin Keamy is also a good example for an article on a fictional character and the amount of real-world information we ideally want to provide.
Hope that helps, if you have additional questions feel free to ask.
Amalthea 21:55, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Um, i don't currently have any. But thanks, LOVE THE NAME  :D TS (talk) 11:11, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for indenting my duplicate Support. I have absolutely no excuse for this error. Respectfully, Tiyang (talk) 09:35, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Don't worry about it. Amalthea 09:41, 28 January 2014 (UTC)


This is clearly a sockpuppet of banned user Associate Affiliate - the edits are exactly what that user worked on before the ban. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Spoortwee (talkcontribs) 22:29, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Not clear to me, no. But you certainly are a disruptive sock account. Amalthea 18:45, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Admin highlighter script[edit]

Hi Amalthea! Thanks for maintaining the Admin highlighter list on I tried to maintain one on Commons but the url which used to generate the JSON list ( no longer works. What do you use to generate the list at User:Amalthea (bot)/userhighlighter.js/sysop.js these days? Huntster (t @ c) 08:21, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

@Huntster: I use a bot script that queries the API (with something like this) and does some minor reformatting to make the resulting page a bit smaller.
From a glance, you have some magic in commons:User:Huntster/adminrights.js that used to do the required formatting for you. Assuming you still use monobook you probably only need to change all those http: links to https: and it might work again. Haven't tried it though. :)
Cheers, Amalthea 18:43, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
Wow, something as simple as changing to https in the base script solved everything. I can now manually update again. Thanks so much :D Huntster (t @ c) 20:55, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Lonnie Stabler article[edit]

Amalthea, would go to this file and make a comment. Thanks: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Lonnie Stabler Billy Hathorn (talk) 22:28, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

@Billy Hathorn: I've actually noticed the AfD, but there isn't really anything I feel I need to comment on. WP:POLOUTCOMES is in line with my experience & opinion, mayors of mid-size cities aren't inherently notable, notability needs to be shown per WP:NOTABILITY.
If possible (I haven't looked at the references) I would recommend you pick one or two sources that are a) notable reliable sources and b) cover the topic in detail and independently (i.e. no obituary, no press release), and link them in the AfD. Also if possible, show that the topic has had at least some coverage in reliable sources outside his municipal area.
In the end the closing admin will need to decide which arguments are in line with community policy and which he considers stronger (the number of people commenting there (should) have no bearing, only strength of argument).
Hope that helps, Amalthea 16:12, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Fairyspit[edit]

I was wondering if you could take a look at 2 new ones I suspect of being socks. The 2nd one is Clueingforlooks with is just the same as a previous socks name Cluingforsocks just with an "e" added to the name. LADY LOTUSTALK 13:43, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

Handling it now. You can't always rely on getting a clerk/admin/CU who is familiar with a case, and if that happens you as the filer need to present the evidence and why CU is needed, just like Deskana asked. It's very easy to do so in this case, and that way someone could have looked into it two days ago.
Amalthea 15:59, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
I understand but I do appreciate you looking into it this time. Next time I'll have differences. LADY LOTUSTALK 12:16, 17 February 2014 (UTC)


Is there a reason you raised Template:Welcome from template protection to full protection? Jackmcbarn (talk) 19:47, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Of course. I believe this was the action with the least negative impact to ensure that our most-used welcome template is usable without glitches or artifacts. As far as I can tell there is no hurry to make any changes and that raised concerns can be discussed first. I do expect it can be lowered again soon.
Amalthea 20:03, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Check please[edit]

Hello, I was advised by AGK to bring this information to a community member with checkuser privileges. The disruption has quieted down, but something about the editing pattern (multiple IPs used over a long period) seems very odd. The person is obviously an experienced user who is not shy about controversy. I didn't bring this to SPI because I have no idea who it might be or why they have chosen to edit this way. Ignocrates (talk) 20:09, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Hmm. No response. Does silence mean you have checked and there is nothing to this? Just wondering. Ignocrates (talk) 22:54, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

CCI tally[edit]

Hi Amalthea. I noticed that your bot has not performed its tally of the CCI cases for a couple of days and I was wondering if you could have a look and see why not. Thanks, -- Diannaa (talk) 13:51, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Hmm, worked when I started it manually this afternoon, I'll have to check the logs to see what went wrong the last two times. Thanks for the note!
Cheers, Amalthea 18:38, 21 March 2014 (UTC)