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Welcome to Wikipedia, Barras! I am Pmlinediter and have been editing Wikipedia for quite some time. I just wanted to say hi and welcome you to Wikipedia! If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a message on my talk page or by typing {{helpme}} at the bottom of this page. I love to help new users, so don't be afraid to leave a message! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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Pmlineditor 10:15, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

Thank you very much. I'll always do my best. Barras (talk) 10:16, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

User:Jeffrey Mall

Thank you! :-)). - Jeffrey Mall | Talk2Me | BNosey - 13:12, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

No problem. You're welcome :) --Barras (talk) 13:14, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

Thanks

Face-smile.svg Thank you for reverting vandalism to my user page. Griffinofwales (talk) 20:03, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

No problem. You're welcome :) Barras (talk) 20:04, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

Jim Braden

The vandalisation of my Jim Braden article was done by user RadioFan who has yet to cite the section of the article that he alleges is plagarized. I am currently building the article with additional info and request that the deletion be removed as I suspect it was added out of spite. All this pettyness makes it very difficult to actively create articles lacking in Wikipedia. Or perhaps you or RadioFan would like to start an article on Dal-Tex, which I see no page has yet been made. That would be a much more constructive use of your energy and time.Aliveatoms (talk) 20:16, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

Well, you got the warning, because you changed the userpage of RadioFan. For messages are the talk pages. Sorry, but I am not a native speaker of english, and so I don't want to create articles, here on the Englisch Wikipedia. Barras (talk) 20:21, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
OK, thank you, my mistake. I meant to do it on the discussion page. Please help remove the deletion status on my article. There is no plagarism.Aliveatoms (talk) 20:23, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
I'll try to wikify the article a bit. But I can't do much more. Barras (talk) 20:24, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

Dude...

that ricardinho guy on the hardy boys page insulted me for simply asking a question... can you tell him to be polite for god's sake? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.242.29.27 (talk) 13:40, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

If you would say it polite to him... --Barras (talk) 13:43, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
I did! I asked where the citation was for a statement, and he says "keep reading, friend". what is that supposed to mean? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.242.29.27 (talk) 13:46, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
Just ask him again, if he could explain his statement. Barras (talk) 13:49, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

Ok thanks, and sorry about disrupting stuff... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.242.29.27 (talk) 13:51, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

Ok! --Barras (talk) 13:54, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

Paris by Night 35

This shouldn't have been reverted. As the author of the page and the only substantial contributor, Myson1431 (talk · contribs) blanking the page should be taken as a request to speedy delete it per WP:CSD#G7. Javert I knit sweaters, yo! 17:38, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

Oh. I add normally the template to such pages. Per the history of the article, I reverted the edit to a bot edit, which added an interwiki. The author is so not the only editor of the page and therefore shouldn't the page be deleted under G7. Best Barras (talk) 17:41, 24 July 2009 (UTC)
Adding an interwiki link is not a substantial contribution. Per, WP:CSD#G7, "provided that the page's only substantial content was added by its author", which is clearly the case here. Javert I knit sweaters, yo! 17:44, 24 July 2009 (UTC)
OK! Thanks for pointing out my mistake. I'll do it the next time better. The creater of the article requested now the deletions. Barras (talk) 17:49, 24 July 2009 (UTC)
No problems, we all make mistakes from time to time. :) Cheers and happy editing, Javert I knit sweaters, yo! 17:50, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

Thank you :)

Someone vandalized my Userspace! Face-crying.svg But a little angel came along and fixed it! Face-angel.svg Thank you! You can thank others by using {{subst:Vangel}}! [midnight comet] [talk] 15:59, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

No problems :) You're welcome --Barras (talk) 16:01, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

My talkpage

hey there, i was just wondering what has been going on with my talkpage today... as you seem to be the one thats reverted the ip's additions i thought i would ask you :) Mister sparky (talk) 16:24, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Oh, well, the IP seems to me like a vandal. I reverted all edits made by this user. Was there a false positive? I hope not :) --Barras (talk) 16:28, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Your vote in the Oversight/CheckUser elections

Hi there. I'm happy that you wanted to support my candidacy for Oversight with this edit, however I regret to tell you that you are not allowed to vote in this election. Voters need to have made 150 or more edits before June 15, 2009 and you have only started contributing here this month. As such I removed your vote. I hope you will continue to contribute here and if you need any help, please do not hesitate to ask. Regards SoWhy 21:32, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

Erm, Barras has the required number of contributions.--Tznkai (talk) 01:02, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
And I have started to contribute here under User:Barras (de), because this name was firstly not mine. Further more I have over 6k edits on simple and about 1k on dewiki. Best --Barras (talk) 09:55, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
And I have about 300 edits here before 15 July. Barras (talk) 09:56, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
Unfortunately, the cutoff date is 15 June. But I have been scolded by Tznkai for indenting your vote (as I'm a candidate) anyway, so I will leave the decision to ArbCom and their hard-working clerks to do such checks. No matter whether your vote will be allowed to stand or not, I am very happy for your trust in me and I will be happy to assist you here if I can. Regards SoWhy 10:01, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
Oh, June... Well, let the ArbCom make the decision. Hopefully, they don't check me and you get the tools. Good luck, with or without my vote. Barras (talk) 10:38, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
I'm bringing this up with other election clerks. In the meantime Barras, can you list any and all accounts you have on en-wiki so we can see your vote count as an editor?.--Tznkai (talk) 15:52, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
I used only User:Barras (de) here to request an usurptation of this account and support one RFA. The account has only some edits (less then 50), because I was too lazy to change everytime my nick to use en. But if the deadline is in June, so my vote shouldn't be counted. Barras (talk) 18:17, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
I "removed" my two votes. I think this is better. Anyway, good luck. Barras (talk) 19:07, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
Hi, you should perhaps label User:Barras (de) rather with {{FormerAccount}} or simply redirect it than to declare it a sockpuppet account. The latter is (see also Wikipedia:Sock puppetry) generally used in bad faith and in your case clearly not applicable. Best wishes bzw. Grüße ~~ Phoe talk ~~ 01:46, 3 August 2009 (UTC)
Well, I used {{User Alternate Acct}}, because it is on other projects sometimes in use, because I am admin on simple. If I am not on my home pc, I use this account. It is a sock puppet, but a legitimate one. Best und Grüße Barras || talk 09:29, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Re: Thanks

You're welcome – busy day on Huggle, isn't it? --Dylan620 (contribs, logs) 15:27, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

Well, I think there were days with more work, but anyway, it's still enough for more then me :) --Barras || talk 15:29, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

Hey

Hi Barras, good to see you here and good work on the vandalism reversions! The Rambling Man (talk) 17:30, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

Hey, thanks TRM. I hope I do a good work here. And btw, thanks for blocking the IP, which I reported a few minutes ago :) Best Barras || talk 17:33, 1 August 2009 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg Thank you for reverting vandalism to my talk page. Griffinofwales (talk) 17:59, 1 August 2009 (UTC)
No problems :) --Barras || talk 18:23, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

Wrong

I found the edit to be perfectly helpful, constructive and I fully understand what the sandbox is. That users comment:

This article shows what a primitive and hypocritic country the USA is. Apart from Saudi Arabia, China and the USA almost no other countries execute citizens anymore. The USA also has double punishment since most death row prisoners spend 20 years or more waiting to die so are effectively also serving a life sentence. And of course this comes from the same country dominated by religious people who speak out at protecting the rights of the unborn child yet turn the other cheek when criminals are put to death by their own government and they're usually black prisoners of course because white people tend to get prison sentences or have the money to pay for a better lawyer. What a shameful country. Americans use your vote in November and use it to better your country rather than isolate it further. --217.201.207.212 (talk) 19:46, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Was completely irrelevant and I felt the need to share that fact with him. 98.233.54.127 (talk) 19:10, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, but I don't get to what you refer. Barras || talk 19:13, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

You edited my changes to his talk page and said that they were not constructive and unhelpful. I'm saying that based on his comments, they certainly were. 98.233.54.127 (talk) 19:28, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, but "You are an idiot" is not kind, it is not constructive. He got the warning for this edit. Barras || talk 19:30, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

Love Story

The movie's tagline is "Love means never having to say you're sorry." You call that unconstructive (let alone vandalistic)? Yeah, right! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.97.18.43 (talk) 19:56, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

What you just added sounds really odd. diff. --Barras (talk) 20:00, 2 September 2009 (UTC)


Akuafo Hall

Please explain to me in very clear terms why you have REQUESTED a speedy deletion of my article titled Akuafo Hall. Sincerely I am not pleased at all with such an action as the regulations for G7 do not apply to the article in my opinion and from my understanding of the rules. And what would have been wrong in leaving a message on my user talk page? The time I spent writing the article could have been directed to other equally important things you Know!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ontoyinsimon (talkcontribs)

Hello! I'm sorry, but I didn't request the quick deletion of this article. I never edited this article. I requested one quick deletion today on a talk page which were created and then blanked. I guess you talk to the wrong person. Barras (talk) 19:34, 2 October 2009 (UTC)


I am sincerely sorry for the false accusation. Sorry for the inconvenience I may have caused you Ontoyinsimon (talk) 09:00, 6 October 2009 (UTC).

IP:12.152.49.66

Continues to vandalize user pages [1]. Thank you. Ward20 (talk) 21:01, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

Oh sorry, saw your administrator on the Simple English Wikipedia box and thought you were an administrator on enwp. Ward20 (talk) 21:16, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

No problems ;) This happens :) Barras (talk) 11:07, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

OMG

pls tell me what I did wrong I removed vandalism fom a page some one wrote zoicite is radical on dark kingdom page I reverted it and you all getting mad and all I am doing is explaining it. If explaining my actions is vandalism then how can I defend my self agianst false sllagations —Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.4.166.200 (talk) 20:01, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

Oh, yes, nice edit summary. Barras (talk) 20:04, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

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Block me on Simple

Hi Barras

Please could you block me on the Simple English Wikipedia. Thanks!--92.11.63.109 (talk) 11:08, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

Happy holidays!

Best wishes for the holiday season and the upcoming new year! –Juliancolton | Talk 17:01, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

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Abusefilter rights granted

Thanks. I already got a notification from Soap. -Barras talk 08:23, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

selamatkan aku

Hello, are you steward? Help me! Because I was blocked there (accusation) canvassing at Indonesian Wikipedia. And lately I've never done anything like that. Just look list contribution at there. Please (if possible) revoked the block status.

Oh ya, I also ask to release the SockPuppet I was there named id:User: Erik Evermtus at Indonesian Wikipedia because this account will be used as a substitute if the main account stolen by others such as id:User:Kenrick95Sock. Thank you --Erik Evrest (talk) 04:49, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

See my meta talk page. -Barras talk 09:54, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards

Why'd you delete that page?! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jaguar2600 (talkcontribs) 06:12, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

Because I was asked to do so. Just follow the wikilink and the link to meta.wikimedia to see the reason. -Barras talk 07:25, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

Translation help

I found your name at the Germany Wiki-project. I'm hoping you might help me with a German/English problem. I'm trying to add/correct the coordinates on Eintrachthütte concentration camp and Zgoda labour camp. After some effort I've definitively located the camp gate shown here at these coordinates 50°16′46″N 18°54′03″E / 50.2794159°N 18.9008135°E / 50.2794159; 18.9008135 and inserted them, perhaps prematurely, in the Eintrachthütte concentration camp article. (Compare the building in the background of the photo here with the full zoomed-in view here, if you care to confirm that identification.) As explained in these articles, the WWII camp was reused as the Zgoda labor camp. The Zgoda labour camp article, however, already has different coordinates which according to the edit history were taken from the de-WP KZ Eintrachthütte article. I would ordinarily have merely taken that as an imprecise location for the camp (there's a lot of imprecise coordinates) and changed it to the current location of the camp gate, but I stumbled onto this 2003 article in German which, when I machine translated it through Google translate, has some language in it which makes me wonder if the gate may have been moved from its original location to a more easily-accessible location and, thus, makes me concerned that the camp may not have been located where the gate is located now. I was hoping you might read that article and see if there's anything in it that suggests that the gate may have been moved. (The language that most particularly worries me is, "Das erklärt die aufwendige Verlegung des Lagertors an die dicht befahrene Hauptstraße von Schwientochlowitz nach Friedenshütte." Google translates it as: "This explains the complex Relocation of the camp gate on the densely trafficked main road from Schwientochlowitz for peace hut."). Any help you can provide will be very much appreciated. Best regards, TransporterMan (TALK) 21:09, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

Just in case you resume editing and happen to see this, please disregard, but thank you nonetheless. Best regards, TransporterMan (TALK) 15:03, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

User script on simplewiki

I think the problem you're having is the same as Global JavaScript not loading on some sites -- you need to change your importAnyScript function on meta as described in the bug.

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blocked at meta wiki

Hello, I very recently created an account at metawiki under the same user name, because it was asking me to log-in even though I'm logged into Wiki. I didn't end up editing anything there. A few days later, I go back and see that my user name is tagged as "spam-bot" indefinite ban. I didn't do anything and I've been a user here on English Wikipedia for over 4 years. I'm not able to respond to your page there either. What's going on ? Cantaloupe2 (talk) 02:22, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

Hello, I just unblocked you there. I'm sorry for that, however, several information lead to this block. Your username fits to some kind of pattern, it is not unified and more, so the account was blocked. We currently suffer huge problems with spammers, so we always block them quickly. Sorry that you were caught by it. Regards, -Barras talk 08:41, 14 October 2012 (UTC)
Can you go ahead and undo the IP block that went along with it at the time? I obviously don't want the actual IP mentioned here for privacy reasons, but I see that you've chkusr privilege there, so you would be able to do it there, right? It applied a global ban which affects my ability to use en.wikipedia too. Cantaloupe2 (talk) 07:45, 15 October 2012 (UTC)
Also done, sorry, I forgot to remove that in first place. -Barras talk 07:53, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

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SUL Simple Wikipedia

Hi Barras,

ich würde mich freuen, wenn Du hier vorbei schauen könntest. http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Changing_username#None_.28SUL_request.29_.E2.86.92_Tirkon

Wenn ich es richtig verstanden habe, muss da ein Bürokrat ran und das Ganze im Mai abgeschlossen sein. Ausserdem könnte man dies hier als zusätzliche Bestätigung für die Anfrage der ID ansehen.

Danke und Gruß -- Tirkon (talk) 15:09, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

Hallo, ich werde mir das dann sofort zu Gemüte führen, wenn ich dann mal Zuhause bin. Gruß, -Barras talk 16:45, 6 May 2013 (UTC)
OK, sieht für mich völlig ok aus, aber es gibt da so ein paar Kollegen, die nicht ganz so, naja, unbürokratisch sind. Wenn kein Kollege nörgelt, werde ich den Account schnellstmöglich aus dem Weg räumen. Gruß, -Barras talk 18:41, 6 May 2013 (UTC)
Und Yes check.svg erledigt -Barras talk 19:36, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

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Memo sent. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 09:07, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

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