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The Signpost: 06 August 2014[edit]

Open access[edit]

Hi, I just noted that you had Category:Open access archives speedily moved to Category:Open-access archives. However, this is certainly not uncontroversial. After many discussions, all articles and categories about "open access foo" have omitted the hyphen, so this one is now the only one that deviated from that. Just have a look at the contents of Category:Open access (publishing). --Randykitty (talk) 17:54, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

That's because in the first category it's a compound modifier, and according to WP:HYPHEN#3 it needs a hyphen. Even description of the category hyphenates the term. Armbrust The Homunculus 18:12, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
Please see the discussion here. --Randykitty (talk) 16:35, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
Hi, did you have a chance to look at that discussion? --Randykitty (talk) 17:51, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, and I think it reached a wrong conclusion. If you want that the category is renamed back, than you need to initiate a full discussion. Armbrust The Homunculus 17:57, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Perhaps you have noticed that I did not give an opinion myself at that discussion. Personally, I couldn't care less if a hyphen is included or not. However, I do find it irritating that we now have a whole lot of articles and categories that don't use a hyphen and one category that does... Being the one who introduced the inconsistency, I think you should either start moving everything to include a hyphen, or undo the one outlier. --Randykitty (talk) 18:33, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
I don't really want to commit to such a task, and categories can only be renamed through CFD. Armbrust The Homunculus 18:47, 24 August 2014 (UTC)


Hi, thanks for closing this Talk:Acharya S#Request for comment. Anything as closer you can do about the outcome being apparently overruled by a user? In ictu oculi (talk) 09:15, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

I could add back the full name per the RFC and WP:NOTCENSORED and suggest another discussion if they want it to be changed, but I don't really want to get involved in this situation. Armbrust The Homunculus 09:29, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Mitchell Mann[edit]

Hi, saw you deleted a Mitchell Mann article a few years ago, before he turned professional. Just wondering if it was about the snooker player or if it was possible to restore it as he is now a pro.--Snooker155 (talk) 21:23, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

I didn't deleted the article, I just nominated it for deletion (because it was about an amateur snooker player). I also can't undelete the article, as I'm not an administrator. If you want it to be undeleted, than you should initiate a discussion at WP:DRV. Armbrust The Homunculus 21:43, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, if not sucessful I will just create a new one.--Snooker155 (talk) 21:53, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

2014 Paul Hunter Classic[edit]

Seen's tweets hence I looked up Anton Waywod. Anyway turns out Vyacheslav Nikiforov normally goes by the name Slava Nikiforov found a PDF stating his club was CSC Regensburg so maybe you could ask them [1], they're also on twitter, but not so active. As for Ali Masoudi Alavi his club is SC Mayen-Koblenz [2]. ★☆ DUCKISJAMMMY☆★ 17:15, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Hopefully they can give us the missing information. Armbrust The Homunculus 17:50, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
I presume you got a response given you changed Nikiforov's nationality to German as for Alavi this says he's German. ★☆ DUCKISJAMMMY☆★ 16:19, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, they supplied this information via Facebook. Armbrust The Homunculus 16:37, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
Great, that's that sorted then. ★☆ DUCKISJAMMMY☆★ 16:45, 15 August 2014 (UTC)


Kérhetem a segítségedet ezzel kapcsolatban? Az itt található üzeneteimet kellene lefordítani. (Kérlek, hagyd figyelmen kívül az ugyanott arra vonatkozóan tett megjegyzésemet, hogy kifejezetten ellenzem harmadik fél bevonását a fordításba, mivel időközben kiderült, hogy az állítólag anyanyelvi szinten magyarul beszélő szerkesztőtársunk valószínűleg egy szót nem beszél gyönyörű nyelvünkön.) Előre is köszönöm! Borsoka (talk) 12:43, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Bocsi, de én ebbe nem akarok belekeveredni. Különben sem szeretek fordítani. Armbrust The Homunculus 16:55, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
Rendben. Borsoka (talk) 18:35, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Featured Pictures Removals Question[edit]

Wasn't sure who to ask this to. Since you usually close FPCs, most likely you know the answer to this. I randomly went on Tomato and noticed that File:Bright red tomato and cross section02.jpg is a Featured Picture itself. And as I was looking over it, I saw that the resolution for its height is lower than the required minimum in the criteria. But I'm wondering if because it has low resolution it warrants a delisting nomination. GamerPro64 02:39, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

The resolution has raised a couple times. If it's only a little under resolution requirement, leave it; if it's way, way under, then it might be worth reconsidering. There are some people who hate resolution-only reasons to delist, though if it's really, really under, I think they'll need to shut up. Or if there's any other issues. Adam Cuerden (talk) 02:51, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
For that one... well, we haven't had formal shots like that in a while at FPC, and I'd be inclined to leave it until we have someone able to replace it. Adam Cuerden (talk) 02:54, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
Got it. Honestly, I'm probably one who would not be sure about what issues a picture would have to be delisted anyway. GamerPro64 03:08, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/The Washington Family[edit]

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Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, File:Edward Savage - The Washington Family - Google Art Project.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. --Mdann52talk to me! 15:20, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg Thank you. Armbrust The Homunculus 15:29, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 13 August 2014[edit]

Columbia Flight Recorder[edit]

Hello Armbrust! The Columbia Flight Recorder you put into the article on the disaster is a fake... Can you change it please, I dont know how to do it. Here is 2 links to the right one :, out of respect for the crew, this should be put right. Thank you and kind regards. Best, jone — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:32, 20 August 2014‎

I have removed the image, but didn't upload any replacement for now. This is because the proposed Flickr image is all rights reserved and the copyright status of the collectSPACE images is unclear. If you think the image is a fake, than you should nominate it for deletion on Commons. Armbrust The Homunculus 18:36, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 20 August 2014[edit]


I just got back to Yogya and I am both ill and facing internet issues. Would you be able to schedule a couple POTDs? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:21, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

@Crisco 1492: Sorry, but I can't help you with that. I could choose the images, but writing blurbs is something I rather not do. Armbrust The Homunculus 18:45, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
Alright. In that case, if possible could you pick a week's worth of images (I'm getting a bit better), and I'll handle the blurbs. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:41, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
@Crisco 1492: Yes check.svg Done I have added images until the end of September. Armbrust The Homunculus 08:10, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I'm feeling a bit better, so I should be able to work through some blurbs tomorrow. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:14, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Great. BTW what do you think about the selections? Armbrust The Homunculus 08:19, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Well spaced and well selected. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:27, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

FP and footnotes...[edit]

Hi Armbrust- Not that I plan to ramble needlessly, but is there a way to use one or two footnotes in a FP nomination - without screwing up other things? Thanks -Godot13 (talk) 02:19, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

@Godot13: Yeah, there is. Just add {{reflist|group=n}} at the end of the nomination, but above the categories. Armbrust The Homunculus 08:13, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Many thanks!-Godot13 (talk) 18:17, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/New Court of Corpus Christi College[edit]

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Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, File:Corpus Christi College New Court, Cambridge, UK - Diliff.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. --Mdann52talk to me! 05:38, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg Thank you. Armbrust The Homunculus 05:53, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 27 August 2014[edit]

Hey, just a note...[edit]

...Well, now that the confusion regarding me knowing about WP:NACD and not that specific line in WP:RMCI has been resolved, I have a suggestion regarding something sort of related. Well, long story short, I wasn't basically on Wikipedia at all during your recent WP:RFA nomination. I was reading through some of the opposes, and it seemed like a few of them voted to oppose due to your disregard of WP:NACD when it came to some of the discussion closes. This is just my two cents, given something I had talked to you about in the past: an idea that may help "fix" that confusion, as well as help Wikipedia fix a contradicting policy, is to somehow propose that WP:NACD (and WP:BADNAC), WP:RMCI, and any other applicable closing instructions pages get synchronized to avoid other editors being confused between the contradicting policies, and then revert/oppose editors when only one of the policies is violated (like I did with you twice recently in the past few months). Do you have any thoughts on this? Steel1943 (talk) 04:22, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, this should be done by someone else. Armbrust The Homunculus 07:22, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Draft categories[edit]

Thanks for handling the case corrections on the draft categories. Since you know how it's done, here are a few more that need fixing: Category:WWE Draft, Category:National Basketball Association Draft. I hope you will... Dicklyon (talk) 00:51, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Armbrust The Homunculus 07:20, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 03 September 2014[edit]

POTD redux[edit]

Thanks for all the scheduling. If you prefer, I can go back to scheduling images now. RL has calmed down a bit. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:14, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Actually, I think I'll schedule the images now. There's an evil plan afoot. Face-wink.svg — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:33, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
@Crisco 1492: Okay. I only scheduled one for 1 October, because the image was on the unused list. Armbrust The Homunculus 06:02, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
No worries. After the 7th, do you want to continue, or do you think it best for me to get back to scheduling? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:04, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
Fine with me either way. Armbrust The Homunculus 06:06, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
Alright, I'll do the scheduling. BTW, if you have a zoomable image (GArt, for instance) that you want but we don't have, let me know. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:17, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

MRV template override[edit]

Hi Amrbrust, I'm curious about this edit of yours.

The headers you removed are actually put there by Template:MRV top. If those headers are undesirable, wouldn't it be easier to modify the template instead? ~Amatulić (talk) 20:24, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

The headers are only needed until there are open discussions on the log page to separate them. After every discussion is closed they become redundant. Just like on WP:DRV. Armbrust The Homunculus 20:31, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
The template documentation says the headers should remain on the page until the monthly log is archived.
The point I was trying to make is that closing admins don't put those headers there. The closing admin replaces the header with {{subst:MRV top|[[header]]|result}}, and that template then re-inserts the header. It seems that the best way to avoid having to remove them from closed discussions is to fix Template:MRV top rather than the symptom. I have just done so, although I am not sure if this will mess up the bot that archives that page, if the bot is expecting to see those headers and remove them. ~Amatulić (talk) 21:29, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
And I have reverted you, {{MRV top}} doesn't need fixing. The headers are needed on the page until all the discussion are not closed, and they make closing the sections easier. Especially for users who use the User:Armbrust/closemrv.js script. Armbrust The Homunculus 21:34, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 10 September 2014[edit]


Can you point me to a policy allowing you to notdone requests at RFP/C? Cheers, Thanks, L235-Talk Ping when replying 02:09, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

There is no such a thing. Armbrust The Homunculus 07:34, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

2014 IAAF Continental Cup[edit]

You placed an objectionable tag on the top of this article. As the editor who placed most of the results in this article, that's my work your are complaining about. There is virtually no prose in the article, so it is results. I placed the meet results site at the bottom. Every result on the page is one or two links off of that main page. Do you want 40 different sub-references to the same site? That would be absurd. Where would we put them? There is not another track and field results page that has something like that. What exactly are you expecting? Trackinfo (talk) 06:57, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

It's quite obvious: more inline citations are needed. There is nothing absurd about it. The references could be placed in the first column. Armbrust The Homunculus 07:34, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
Are you serious? 40 references because YOU don't know how to click on the name of the event on the currently sourced site? That has never been done before. Trackinfo (talk) 10:12, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
Yes. It's not a problem if the article contains more references. The fact that it wasn't done before, doesn't mean that it shouldn't been. Armbrust The Homunculus 12:25, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 17 September 2014[edit]

Category:Pigeon breeds[edit]

Can you show me the discussion for that? --PigeonIP (talk) 12:03, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

There was no such discussion, but the category was listed for speedy renaming at WP:CFDS in this edit at 16:31, 15 September 2014‎ by SMcCandlish, where it remained unopposed for the next 71 hours, and was processed in this edit. Everything was made according to the process. Armbrust The Homunculus 12:15, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, I can't be daily around. My problem with that move, is that some american associations like the NAPA do handle the Diamond Dove and the Ringneck Dove as breeds as well.[3] Both are not a breed of Columba livia domestica, the Domestic Pigeon. The rather strange name of the Category:Domesticated pigeon breeds prevented us from such discussions, if the named two are breeds or not... (cause at least in Europe they are not, even if they are bread in captivity like many other pigeon species as well). --PigeonIP (talk) 18:58, 20 September 2014 (UTC) Maybe Category:Domestic Pigeon breeds or Category:Breeds of Domestic Pigeon is even better. Category:Duck breeds is about two domesticated duck species, but that is ok, and Category:Goose breeds even has a lot of hybrids between the two domesticated geese. --PigeonIP (talk) 22:24, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Morpho didius[edit]

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Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, File:Morpho didius Male Dos MHNT.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:26, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
Morpho didius Male Ventre MHNT.jpg
Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, File:Morpho didius Male Ventre MHNT.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:26, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
By the way, how do you close sets? I just checked my contribution history and made sure everything was updated with the second image; is there an easier way? Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:35, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
I close successful set nominations completely manually, without the script. Armbrust The Homunculus 16:42, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
Ah. Fair enough! That must be a pain of late... Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:44, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
Not really, although closing one-image nominations is certainly easier. The generated text can be reused from step 2a to 5 and in step 7 & 8 with a little bit search and replace magic. Armbrust The Homunculus 16:48, 23 September 2014 (UTC)


Hi Armbrust, lange schon nicht mehr gelesen :-)

Setze, ab und zu, mal in Spieler Artikel die Commonscat zu den entsprechenden Bildern. weiß aber nicht ob sie an den Anfang oder ans Ende des Artikels kommt. Habe sie meist ans Ende gesetzt, da sie in der de.WP eigentlich unter Weblinks läuft. Ist das richtig so? Gruß aus Berlin. --LezFraniak (talk) 19:06, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

{{Commons category}} gehört am Ende des Artikels, ausser an Begriffsklärungen (who es ganz oben platziert ist). Dies ist auch im Dokumentation des Vorlages festgehalten. Armbrust The Homunculus 20:16, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Your closing of the Emerson merge request[edit]

Can you please tell me who requested the close, and on what grounds? There was a prior merge and delete request to merge IPT into Emerson, but the reviewer gave a detailed summary, and her reasons included there are issues that were not properly presented in the first request. They are now being properly presented, so I don't understand the reason for you closing the request. Thank you in advance. AtsmeConsult 20:48, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

It was at WP:ANFRC, but is now archived at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Requests for closure/Archive 14#Talk:Steven Emerson#Merger proposal dated September 2014. Discuss here.. Armbrust The Homunculus 02:47, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for the information. I looked it up, and believe the following is what happened. My merge request was made in June - GenQuest's in September. I had nothing to do with GenQuest's request to merge. My only involvement was a comment in the comment section Talk:Steven Emerson which is what was used to deceitfully have the merge closed. Of further relevance and importance is the review summary that was given for the closure of my June request to merge: Talk:Steven_Emerson/Archive_3 A few excerpts by the reviewer: suggested by User:Aircorn, a reasonable argument under the second category might be that the IPT is exclusively associated with Steve Emerson, if evidence to this effect is presented. Also the following: Note that this close does not evaluate whether the articles are compliant with policy (e.g. WP:NOR); it would be a good idea for the editors here to resolve these issues, but they would only have become relevant to the merger question if so much of the article was noncompliant that nearly all of it had to be deleted, and arguments to this effect have not been presented. Good faith editors are simply trying to follow the suggestions of the reviewer, improve the articles, and present good faith arguments. The editor who requested closure did so in an attempt to game the system, and shut down discussion. Not good. Please re-open. AtsmeConsult 16:08, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
I'm getting accused of deceit here and yet in request I link here Wikipedia:Proposed_mergers#AWAITING_CONSENSUS. Above Atsme says she wasn't involved in anyway with the request to merge yet at Talk:Steven_Emerson Genquest says they received the merge request at proposed mergers. Genquest provided the merge rationale in quotations. That merge rationale is the same as provided by Atsme on proposed mergers. I am missing the deceit. Well I see deceit but it's not on my part. I'm very sorry this has to come to your page.Serialjoepsycho (talk) 20:36, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
The merge proposal was posted 22 September 2014 on Steven Emerson by User:GenQuest, not me. [4] The merge proposal I made was in June, and it was already closed. AtsmeConsult 08:03, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
Comment: Maybe this can clear some things up. The merge request from @Atsme: is in a several months long que that I have just gotten to due to my inability to be on Wikipedia much this past summer (because of a large project I am running at my real job). I have just again started working through the que a bit, and that is why this has popped up now. The request was made in June, and, as there was no discussion here, I posted the merge request—albeit—late, at the correct spot for such a discussion to have taken place. I was unaware of this having been discussed and closed elsewhere. Sorry for any confusion. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 15:58, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for clearing that up. I knew full well I had not requested a 2nd merge in September. Perhaps if Joe hadn't archived the results so quickly, you would have known. AtsmeConsult 01:55, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/State Arms of the Union (set)[edit]

Hi Armbrust-

Based on Adam's comment on my set I am working to re-edit most of the images. I want to see how far I can get by mid afternoon. If I'm not making enough progress I may ask for a 24 hour suspension to let me finish the work. I will let you know in about 12 hours. Would this be okay if requested? Thanks.-- Godot13 (talk) 02:16, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Of course it's okay, although the suspension can done even after the nomination period is over. Armbrust The Homunculus 02:45, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
Okay, thanks. I hope to avoid it if possible...--Godot13 (talk) 04:45, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 24 September 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 01 October 2014[edit]

Precious again[edit]

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professional players
Thank you, "serious cat", for quality articles on professional snooker players such as Ronnie O'Sullivan and pool players such as Jasmin Ouschan, for your helpful bot, for living through retirement and returning, for encouraging others, for diligent work on infoboxes including your own, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:58, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 624th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:46, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Face-smile.svg Thank you. Armbrust The Homunculus 15:39, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Girl at Sewing Machine[edit]

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Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, File:Edward Hopper - Girl at a Sewing Machine (1921).jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Adam Cuerden (talk) 15:35, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
It looked like you did the manual bits already, so I've only run the script. Is that correct? Adam Cuerden (talk) 15:36, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
Yes. Face-smile.svg Thank you. Armbrust The Homunculus 15:38, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Nice girl, like it. Hafspajen (talk) 21:28, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Yummy. Armbrust The Homunculus 16:05, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 08 October 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 15 October 2014[edit]

FFU template[edit]

Hey Armbrust, I added a category on the FFU template for requests that are now invalid because the associated article was speedy deleted, however for some reason it's not parsing right. I tested it in the sandbox and it throws a file accepted result instead of the file declined CSD result I want. Can you help? Thanks! RegistryKey(RegEdit) 02:22, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

@RegistryKey: You got the accepted result, because that's the the default behaviour of the template. You should save the sandbox with your new parameter and than test on the testcases subpage. Armbrust The Homunculus 17:51, 23 October 2014 (UTC)
Still not working. I put {{subst:ffu|csdd}} in the sandbox after I added it to doc, then went to testcases and did a create and update and it pulled what was in the sandbox, but it's still getting turned into the accepted result. RegistryKey(RegEdit) 02:50, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
@RegistryKey: Sorry for the very late answer. I have found your proposed wording on {{Ffu/doc/table}}, and have added the options to {{ffu}} now. Regards, Armbrust The Homunculus 15:29, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 22 October 2014[edit]

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Pembroke College[edit]

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Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, File:UK-2014-Oxford-Pembroke College 04.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. --Mdann52talk to me! 05:40, 25 October 2014 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg Thank you. Armbrust The Homunculus 09:19, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Halloween cheer! (from The Herald)[edit]

  • Face-smile.svg Thank you. Armbrust The Homunculus 16:22, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Halloween cheer! (from Hafspajen)[edit]

  • Face-smile.svg Thank you. Armbrust The Homunculus 19:00, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

A Barnstar for You..!!! (The Herald)[edit]

  • Face-smile.svg Thank you. Armbrust The Homunculus 16:22, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

POTD notification (31 October 2014)[edit]

Hi Armbrust,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Fortuny - La Vicaría (Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña, 1870. Óleo sobre tabla, 60 x 93,5 cm).jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on November 21, 2014. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2014-11-21. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:29, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

@Crisco 1492: Thanks for the notification. Great blurb... as always. Armbrust The Homunculus 14:08, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 29 October 2014[edit]

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Paulus Moreelse[edit]

Sure you wouldn't rather promote the other one? Adam Cuerden (talk) 01:40, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Facepalm3.svg Facepalm Armbrust The Homunculus 14:13, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 05 November 2014[edit]

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Eristalinus megacephalus[edit]

I have expanded the article Eristalinus megacephalus. Does it count as start class? That now contains information from every resource I can get (I will add more images later if necessary). Thanks,Re@waken talk 04:45, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

No, unfortunately it's still a stub. Armbrust The Homunculus 15:03, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, I've added to the article. Re@waken talk 03:42, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
I have further expanded the content of the article eristalinus megacephalus, including the addition of the section "Etymology", more specific habitats in "Distribution", the inclusion of the insect's flight period and length, and more specific appearance of the insect in "Description". I have also added seven references and a “See Also" section. Word count is increased from 7 words to 226 words, not including the see also and reference sections nor the infobox. Evidently, this article is no longer a stub. Re@waken talk 19:55, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Award delivered. Thanks for expanding the article. Armbrust The Homunculus 10:32, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Smile-tpvgames.gif Re@waken talk 19:08, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 26 November 2014[edit]

Expansion of Austroicetes frater[edit]

I have expanded the article Austroicetes frater, including the addition of sections "Description", "Etymology", "Life Cycle", and "See Also". 10 references have been added, and word count increased from 29 to 284, excluding the references, see-also section, and infobox. Six synonyms and a more specific scientific classification system has also been added. With 1778 characters, the article is a start-class or possibly a C-class. Re@waken talk 02:27, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Award delivered. Regards, Armbrust The Homunculus 15:39, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 03 December 2014[edit]


Armbrust, I got into a little mess with the last nom - lost about 19 hours on it. When I finally added - the nomination before me has - Voting period ends on 21 Dec 2014 at 19:34:35 (UTC) - and mine is coming after - and ends like 21 Dec 00:14:07 (UTC). Can this be adjusted? Hafspajen (talk) 20:36, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

That's not possible, I'm afraid. Also, even with this, the voting period is still 2 days longer than normal. (It's 13 days in December.) Armbrust The Homunculus 21:06, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
OK. Hafspajen (talk) 21:26, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Please stop and fix[edit]

Incorrect cat added [5] --NeilN talk to me 01:14, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. BTW saying "stop" would only make sense, if I was still doing it. Armbrust The Homunculus 03:54, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 10 December 2014[edit]

Happy Lucia![edit]

Face-smile.svg Thank you. Armbrust The Homunculus 13:32, 13 December 2014 (UTC)


I can already predict that that Flamin'n girl is going to have a star....
--Hafspajen (talk) 15:44, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
I was RIGHT!
👍 Like Armbrust The Homunculus 14:51, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

My Featured picture nomination[edit]

My nomination doesn't seem to appear on the FP candidates page? Why is this the case? I really want peoples opinion on this image. Khazar (talk) 22:40, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

That's because you didn't transcluded it on WP:FPC. I have done it for you. Armbrust The Homunculus 03:45, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

And mine[edit]

Sorry to be technologically backward, but why isn't this showing up at WP:FPC? Sca (talk) 22:50, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

It looks like you transcluded the incorrect page to WP:FPC, but this was already fixed by Hafspajen Armbrust The Homunculus 03:45, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Seasonal Greets![edit]

Wikipedia Happy New Year.png Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2015 !!!

Hello Armbrust, May you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you a heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New year 2015.
Happy editing,
The Herald : here I am

Spread the love by adding {{subst:Seasonal Greetings}} to user talk pages with a friendly message.

@The Herald: Face-smile.svg Thank you. Armbrust The Homunculus 14:50, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Merry Christmas![edit]

A very happy Christmas and New Year to you! Scrooges third visitor-John Leech,1843.jpg

May 2015 bring you joy, happiness – and no trolls or vandals!

All the best

Gavin / SchroCat (talk) 09:53, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Face-smile.svg Thank you Armbrust The Homunculus 13:32, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 17 December 2014[edit]

Best wishes for a happy holiday season[edit]

Weihnachten10.gif Happy Holiday Cheer
Season's Greetings! This message celebrates the holiday season, promotes WikiLove, and hopefully makes your day a little better. Spread the seasonal good cheer by wishing another user an Awesome Holiday and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone with whom you had disagreements in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Share the good feelings! Joys!Hafspajen (talk) 02:11, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg Thank you. Armbrust The Homunculus 06:57, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 24 December 2014[edit]

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Flaming June[edit]

Flaming June, by Frederic Lord Leighton (1830-1896).jpg
Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, File:Flaming June, by Frederic Lord Leighton (1830-1896).jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:20, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Looks like you got the rest of the promotion done; I just ran the script. Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:21, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Face-smile.svg Thank you for that. Armbrust The Homunculus 18:06, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Vincent van Gogh Selfie[edit]

While we normally go with straight counts, this one is, quite simply, ineligible. It's not stable as an image in an actual article, outside of a gallery or infobox, anywhere: Talk:Vincent van Gogh affirms it's due to be swapped out.

No matter how many supports it got, it fails a basic requirment. Adam Cuerden (talk) 09:06, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

The image remained stable during the suspension of the nomination (for one month). If the image will be swapped at any time in the future, then feel free to nominate the image for delisting. Armbrust The Homunculus 10:23, 27 December 2014 (UTC)


Hi, Armbrust. Just wondering what's going on with the 'endorsed' RM ES here on Talk:Oblasts of Ukraine. The initiator of the RM was a sock, and there certainly was no consensus to move. How did it end up being 'endorsed' and redirected? --Iryna Harpy (talk) 09:32, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

The move review endorsed the closure of the RM as "No consensus to move." If you think the wording of the move review closure isn't correct, then you should contact Favonian. Also, AFAICT, Oblasts of Ukraine isn't a redirect currently. Armbrust The Homunculus 11:34, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
Cheers, Armbrust. I double-checked it myself after leaving this query and realised that it hadn't been redirected. In checking the closure, it was incorrectly worded, and there was a brief back and forth exchange about changing it which wasn't acted on. It's not my intention to hassle people over wording so long as the outcome is the desired one.
Happy New Year to you, and thank you for all of the hard work you put into this worthy, but high maintenance, project! --Iryna Harpy (talk) 23:33, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Happy New Year Armbrust![edit]

Face-smile.svg Thank you. Armbrust The Homunculus 11:26, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

2015 already[edit]

Hi Armbrust. No frills - just a quiet ‘’all the best’’ to you for 2015 and I hope you’ll continue to be around on Wikipedia for a long time to come. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 15:02, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Face-smile.svg Thank you. All the best for you too. Armbrust The Homunculus 15:25, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Recent closure to "keep" featured image[edit]

Dear Ambrust. You recently closed this featured image as "keep". Of 6 contributors, 5 expressed an opinion as to keep or delist. 4 stated to delist... that's 80%. Isn't 80% support to delist sufficient? I say this because it's strange that such an inaccurate image is still considered a "featured image" --Tom (LT) (talk) 06:42, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

There is a quorum rule in the delisting process of featured pictures. There needs to be five users (including the nominator) supporting it and therefore four isn't enough. Armbrust The Homunculus 10:07, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
OK, fair enough. The image is inaccurate and so I will try again in 6 months and in the meantime ask for some help editing it to get it right. --Tom (LT) (talk) 10:53, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Nomination order[edit]

Remember how a few years ago we voted that nominations in December should run two extra days?

I asked at the time whether I should try and make this degrade gracefully at the start of January, and was told not to bother. I think the best solution would be to leave the order for a few days, so that new nominations don't get pushed below older ones, then rearrange on the 7th or so, when being nearer the top matters less. Otherwise, all nominations from today and yesterday are kind of screwed.

I'm thinking I might change the code to add the graceful degrading, probably by just having all nominations on the 1st or 2nd of January end at midnight on the 12th of January. Adam Cuerden (talk) 11:46, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

It's actually three days, but that's besides the point. Instead of reordering I left a hidden comment on the page. Also IMO graceful degrading shouldn't be done without a wider discussion. Armbrust The Homunculus 12:02, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
Eh, it was causing a problem, it's fixed now. =) I'll start a discussion, but there isn't time for one to take place before it becomes an issue... I mean, the problem goes away for noms after tomorrow, any fix needs to happen now, or it won't be good for a year. Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:28, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, it's a good IAR solution for this year, but I think we can find a better solution, which I will later outline at WT:FPC. Armbrust The Homunculus 12:16, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to recognize particularly fine contributions to Wikipedia, to let people know that their hard work is seen and appreciated. Hafspajen (talk) 13:32, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg Thank you. Armbrust The Homunculus 12:14, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 December 2014[edit]


After being one of the most regular admins at PERM for a couple of years, I basically stopped approving/declining requests in March 2014 in order to concentrate on other areas and to give new admins something to do, so I'm a bit out of touch. I've noticed recently however (WT:PERM} that the archive bot appears to have been down for a long time. You used to be the de facto 'clerk' at PERM and did a good job of it but I also note that you appear to no longer do this. Has someone told you to stop? While we don't want to encourage all kinds of clerking at PERM, I think we could use your help there again. If you can get me up to date I'll try to get consensus for you to be the 'clerk' again - if you want to of course. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 06:07, 3 January 2015 (UTC).

No, nobody said anything like. AFAIR I stopped doing it, because it looked like KingpinBot would do the task (and it certainly did for a while). If needed, than I can resume any time. Armbrust The Homunculus 12:18, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
OK, have a look at this then first, because I don't understand any of it. (BTW: YGM). --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 12:55, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Approved/December 2014[edit]

Please check this page, I really don't care what format the links are in, but there seem to be some issues on your recent edits:

  1. User:Hz.tiang was deleted from the archive
  2. User:Hyacinth, User:Erutuon, User:Jim_Carter, User:FrB.TG, User:Haminoon, and User:Hadi.anani have missing backlinks.

Thanks, — xaosflux Talk 15:12, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

Fixed. Armbrust The Homunculus 17:42, 3 January 2015 (UTC)


This kinda changed the timeline. I was supporting it before the discussion... Hafspajen (talk) 18:25, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

I don't think so. The discussion about the "third foot" had a completely different indentation and it's clearly unrelated from your support !vote. Armbrust The Homunculus 19:58, 4 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. Face-smile.svg Hafspajen (talk) 15:04, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 07 January 2015[edit]


please check that out and clean the list Tetra quark (don't be shy) 19:00, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, but only admins can clean the list, and I'm not one. Armbrust The Homunculus 03:46, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/The Peasant Wedding[edit]

Pieter Bruegel the Elder - Peasant Wedding - Google Art Project 2.jpg
Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, File:Pieter Bruegel the Elder - Peasant Wedding - Google Art Project 2.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Adam Cuerden (talk) 23:56, 11 January 2015 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg Thank you. Armbrust The Homunculus 03:46, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 14 January 2015[edit]

Category:New Naturalist author[edit]

TY for renaming to Category:New Naturalist authors. My mistake in leaving off the 's' had been bugging me. Narky Blert (talk) 23:51, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

Be my guest. I thought it doesn't makes sense to stop this renaming. Armbrust The Homunculus 14:40, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Rogier van der Weyden Portrait of A lady C1460.jpg[edit]

Hey Armbrust,
Shall I close Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Rogier van der Weyden Portrait of A lady C1460.jpg as a speedy one. He's not at all aware of the FP file requirements (as I was in the beginning). Since you and Chris are involved and I am not, I can close it. Plus I don't think we need a better painting that Google project one.  - The Herald (here I am) 14:35, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Feel free to. (I didn't want to, because the current FP was my nomination.) I think part of the problem is that the user is French, and highly likely doesn't really speak/understand English very good. Armbrust The Homunculus 14:39, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
And French Wikipedia have nothing such as FP or FPC, I think.. - The Herald (here I am) 14:43, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
Can spot the same issue here too.. - The Herald (here I am) 14:51, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
In that case, however, the images are completely different (not just the size). Armbrust The Homunculus 15:00, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
Hmm. But don't think that will pass. - The Herald (here I am) 15:02, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
The situation solved itself, after the nomination was withdrawn. Armbrust The Homunculus 22:24, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the tag, seriously. I am still working on it.  - The Herald (here I am) 15:06, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:AutoWikiBrowser/CheckPage[edit]

Please check this edit, you removed a non-completed request (for User:UsernameTBD). — xaosflux Talk 15:13, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Fixed. Armbrust The Homunculus 16:42, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 21 January 2015[edit]

Featured pictures thumbs[edit]

Has something gone wrong here? the Darwan Singh Negi image isn't listed. Adam Cuerden (talk) 03:49, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

It's on Wikipedia:Featured pictures thumbs 48. Armbrust The Homunculus 06:17, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

2014 Year In Review Awards[edit]

For your outstanding contributions for Featured Pictures in 2014 you have been awarded WikiProject Barnstar. Following your instructions, I have placed it on your awards page, leaving this courtesy message to inform you of your latest award addition. TomStar81 (Talk) 08:37, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Face-smile.svg Thank you. Armbrust The Homunculus 15:26, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

FP on enwiki[edit]

When you mark images as FP on enwiki, please mark it as enwiki FP on Commons too by adding {{Assessments|enwiki=1}}, please. — Revi 14:58, 29 January 2015 (UTC)