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Happy Birthday![edit]

Birthday cake.jpg Just a happy Birthday message to you, DerHexer, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day!

WWE Socks 05:14, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Many thanks! :) Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 14:52, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Happy belated adminship annisvery![edit]

Happy Adminship from the Birthday Committee
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Wishing DerHexer a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!

-- I dream of horses If you reply here, please leave me a {{Talkback}} message on my talk page. @ 01:50, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

Hehe, thanks. ;) Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 09:05, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

Hello from Grünstadt[edit]

Hello DerHexer - perhaps this posting [1]on my paysage blog [2] could be a interesting reading for a wikipedia admin ! best wishes from Grünstadt ! yours Christophe Neff (talk) 17:05, 29 July 2009 (UTC)


Vielleicht kannst du mein Ansinnen [User_talk:Cirt#Deletion_of_Jette_Fuglsang.2FWikipedia:Articles_for_deletion.2FJette_Fuglsang dort] mal etwas protegieren. Ich meine nicht im Sinne von wieder her stellen oder dafür Partei zu ergreifen, sondern vielleicht in der Weise, daß du fest stellst, daß ich ein wenig weiß wovon ich rede oder so ;). Marcus Cyron (talk) 23:01, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

Your assistance please[edit]

The record shows you deleted File:J-6 Shenyang.jpg. User:Gerd 72, the contributor who uploaded this image uploaded about one hundred images of Albanian military installations or equipment, one or two at a time, over the last two and a half years. Most of the image they uploaded were deleted, in one fell swoop, about a month ago.

I looked at User:Gerd 72's talk page. I thought they offered a very credible explanation as to how they got access to that Albanian military installations and equipment.

I could see that a small minority of the images Gerd 72 uploaded were scans of previously published images. Many good faith uploaders make the mistake of thinking they possess intellectual property rights to scans of PD material. I'd like to confirm that. Would you mind taking a look at this image, and telling me if it were a scanned image, or an ordinary photo?

Thanks! Geo Swan (talk) 12:11, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

Adil Omar Page Creation[edit]

We were wondering if you could unblock the creation for the Adil Omar wikipedia page. This artist page was blocked in 2007 when it was created without any references... Since then, he has accomplished a lot more in his field and career, is a notable figure, and we would create a page, professionally and from a neutral viewpoint, with references and reliable sources if you please un-protect it... Do let us know, thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:46, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Der KidZania artikel[edit]

Hallo! Kannst du hilft mich mit dieser Artikeln? Wir haben noch:

1. KidZania Jakarta

2. Kidzania Tokyo

3. Kidzania Koshien

mit keine Uebersetzungen.--Berlin Approach | Lufthansa 533 at FLT230 03:18, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

Es ist langweilig, wenn KidZania, der internationaler-Themepark, hat die Wikipedia-Artikeln mit keine Deutsch sprechen, und die andere Spracher.--Berlin Approach | Lufthansa 533 at FLT230 03:20, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

Momentan habe ich leider keine Zeit für Übersetzungen. :/ Grüße, —DerHexer (Talk) 16:23, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
Danke fur ihre Antwort. Ich warte fur dieser Artikeln fur die nachstes Woche. Schones Tages,----Boeing7107isdelicious|SPRiCh miT meineN PiloteN 09:45, 14 November 2009 (UTC)
Übrigens, momentan leider ich mit auf Indonesisch sprechen von der Diskussionseiten nicht. Sprichst du Indonesisch?----Boeing7107isdelicious|SPRiCh miT meineN PiloteN 02:05, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

Eine Kuchen. Essen sie![edit]

Thanks! xD Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 16:20, 12 November 2009 (UTC)


Quite embarrassing, thanks for the correction! Regards, HaeB (talk) 01:36, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

Oh, I didn't know that you've added that! No problem. :) Kind regards, 12:24, 10 November 2009 (UTC)


Kannst du meine Sperre in de bitte auf unbeschraenkt verlaengern. Danke und Tschuess --Meisterkoch (talk) 20:02, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

Erledigt. :( Liebe Grüße, —DerHexer (Talk) 16:20, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
Hallo, hab mich wieder beruhigt, kannst du mich wieder entsperren? Danke --Meisterkoch (talk) 11:08, 23 November 2009 (UTC)
Willkommen zurück! Grüße, —DerHexer (Talk) 20:52, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

Removal of personal information from ANI[edit]

You may wish to know that "Randy from Boise" is a phrase used to indicate a hypothetical person whose opinions are worthless, rather than being the actual identity of any person participating in that ANI discussion. See the quotation at this user talk page which links to a quotation from 2006. Regards, BencherliteTalk 21:22, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

This (mis)use of oversight is exceptionally concerning. Do you understand how to use the tool that has been granted you? I think not. Pedro :  Chat  21:43, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
Is DerHexer an oversighter? I assumed he just asked someone else to do it.--SarekOfVulcan (talk) 21:53, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
I believe he is a Steward and therefore has global tools at will? Pedro :  Chat  21:55, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
My understanding was that Stewards are not supposed to use their global tools on Wikis that have enough functioning functionaries to function. Is that not accurate? Hipocrite (talk) 22:01, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
It's not. Steward tool use is detailed at Wikipedia:Global_rights_policy#Stewards. It states "In emergency situations where local users are unable or unavailable to act, stewards are asked to use their global rights to protect the best interests of Wikipedia." Witholding judgement until this gets sorted out. It would be useful if DerHexer could briefly outline the interactions that he undertook when using his steward tools here. How was this "violation" brought to your attention? Hipocrite (talk) 22:05, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
Here Pedro :  Chat  22:09, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
Not you, DerHexer. I'm trying to figure out if he was approached to oversight this by someone else or if he was just doing his daily. Hipocrite (talk) 22:32, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
Where is the certainty as to who oversighted coming from? The AN/I discussion says DerHexer removed the quote but couldn't tell who oversighted it. The global permissions for stewards don't appear to include the hiding of revisions, "hiderevision". The user rights log doesn't indicate any change in DerHexer's rights here. The local rights here are administrator. The global rights log which would show changes to the stewards rights also doesn't appear to have changed. Am I missing something? -- (talk) 22:22, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
yeah - a username. Pedro :  Chat  22:25, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
Well that's one thing I don't have. Don't see it matters much, anyone can look at the AN/I discussion where no one confirms the oversighter, and the logs linked show what they show. I maybe wrong in this (the logs and sources of rights seem far more complex than they used to be), but I can't see any certainty as to who did the oversighting. -- (talk) 22:29, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
Hell, I wish I'd stayed as anon too. Good on you. Pedro :  Chat  22:43, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
  • I do think it time you commented and explained here [3]. I am in full possession of all facts, and your friends are imploring me (by enail) to beleive you are an innocent unwitting party in all this. This I can beleive but a detailed public explantion of why and how you came to make that oversight is required. I am not the sort of person to leave this matter unfinished, so I think you would be wise to post, and post the truth.  Giano  18:08, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
    I'm writing an answer since more than an hour. Unluckily my PC collapsed and all yet written text was destroyed. So please just wait some minutes. Thanks, —DerHexer (Talk) 18:24, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
    Please take your time, this isn't a big deal, even if it has generated some loud noises. Tim Vickers (talk) 18:33, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
    Anti-climax in 3... 2... 1........ Wknight94 talk 18:41, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
    … statement added. Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 18:48, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
Thou is forgiven. GoodDay (talk) 19:02, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Thank you, that is very helpful. IRC can sometimes not be the kindest or most useful place, remember that. I was emailed by 5 people all telling me you meant no harm, but was duped. I beleive that. Thanks.  Giano  19:18, 13 November 2009 (UTC)


I love your revert.js, but it doesn't function properly on the secure server. I made User:ContinueWithCaution/revert.js to try to support it, but the warning text didn't appear. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, ContinueWithCaution (talk) 04:05, 27 November 2009 (UTC).

DerHexer/revert.js still works? If yes I could try to activate it for secure. Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 11:03, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

Neutralität in Studienstiftungartikel[edit]

Hallo Hexer, hab den Artikel Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes aktualisiert und versucht zu neutralisieren. Kannst du gucken, ob das reicht, und ggf. den advertisement-button entfernen? Danke.--N.Al-Saratan (talk) 00:56, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

Erledigt. Hättest aber meiner Meinung nach auch selbst machen können. Mehr Recht das zu entfernen, hab auch ich nicht. ;) Grüße, —DerHexer (Talk) 19:15, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

Sperrprüfung in der deutschen Wikipedia[edit]

Hallo DerHexer,

kann man mein Konto in der deutschen Wikipedia nicht entsperren? Wenigstens die Sperrfrist auf 2 Jahre verkürzen? Danke jetzt schon für die Antwort. -- Adherent of the Enlightenment 10.0 (talk) 15:08, 30 January 2010 (UTC) (minor edit: Adherent of the Enlightenment 10.0 (talk) 15:09, 30 January 2010 (UTC))

Bremer Stadtbibliothek und Bremer Zentralbiblithek[edit]

Im Bundesland Bremen, in der Stadt Bremen verwenden die Damen und Herren der Politik unter Leitung der LeiterIn der Stadtbibliothek ("Roland Center" Artikel Wikipedia) und der Zentralbibliothek ("Am Wall" Artikel Wikipedia) ein und die selbe IP. Eigentlich ist es unverhältnissmässig IP-Adressen für drei Jahre zu sperren, 180 Tage oder ganz (Proxy IP) mM. Also lieber Freund mach diese und ähnliche Fälle (IP) bitte frei. Mit freudlichen Gruss und Herzlichen Gruss, ein alt bekannter Freund. Danke! (talk) 12:16, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

Hm, ich verlängere vorangegangene Sperren normalerweise. Dies wäre auch jetzt erfüllt. Irgendwie bezweifle ich aber, dass allzu viel Konstrukives unter dieser IP-Adresse geschehen wird. Versuchen wir's mal. Grüße, —DerHexer (Talk) 12:44, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

Eins muss man der deutschen Wikipedia lassen[edit]

Wenn man einen Eintrag, der nicht ins linke Meinungsbild passt macht, wir man unbegrenzt gesperrt. Linke Pöbelei wird eher toleriert. Ist das nicht ziemlich erbärmlich für ein sogenanntes offenes Projekt? -- Adherent of the Enlightenment 10.0 (talk) 16:31, 30 January 2010 (UTC)


"Wie in den meisten autoritären Diktaturen hatte Folter in Chile zwei fundamentale Ziele. Zum einen sollte der Betroffene selbst zum Reden gebracht und von weiterer oppositioneller Arbeit abgehalten werden (soweit er dies vorher überhaupt getan hatte). Zusammen mit politischen Morden und dem Verschwindenlassen von Personen sollten alle Gegner des Regimes systematisch eingeschüchtert und die Zivilgesellschaft und demokratische Basisorganisationen ausgelöscht werden. Die gestürzten Regierungsmitglieder wurden wie Staatsfeinde verfolgt. Pinochet setzte Festnahme, Folterung, Mord oder Verbannung politischer Gegner als Mittel seiner Politik ein. So bildete sich ein vom Terrorismus geprägtes Staatskonzept.

Die „Kommission für Wahrheit und Versöhnung“ (auch unter dem Namen „Kommission Rettig“ bekannt) erwähnte in ihren Aufzeichnungen 2095 Tote und 1102 verschwundene Häftlinge, andere Berichte zählten Hunderte mehr." Die hervorgehobenen Sätze sind wahrlich Allgemeinplätze und braucht hier nicht erwähnt zu werden. Das hat nichts mit Haarspalterei zu tun, eher ist das als Haarspalterei anzusehen."

Weist man daraufhin, dass der hervorgehobene Abschnitt unnötig zu erwähnen ist (da der Begriff Folter eher selbsterklärend ist), kassiert es einer Vandalismusmeldung von einem linken User (den Namen will ich mal nicht nennen aus Anstand), obwohl ich nicht beleidigend bin. Und schon gibt es eine Sperre. Wow! Wahrscheinlich ist es auch noch Tabu, einen Disput über die Zahl der Toten zu führen... selbst die ist umstritten! -- Adherent of the Enlightenment 10.0 (talk) 16:43, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

Ist aus der Diskussion:Pinochet. Wie gesagt, offenbar wenn es einem linken User nicht passt, dann kann er ohne weiteres einen ihm unliebsamen User sperren lassen. Unfassbar. Deswegen ziemlich empört. Und die allermeisten edits waren ja auch konstruktiv. Und dann verlangt man noch eine Range-Sperre. Nur wegen nicht-links-seins -- Adherent of the Enlightenment 10.0 (talk) 16:50, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:VM Lustig ist dann auch noch der vorgeschobene Grund wegen eines angeblichen offenen Proxys. Wollte nur mal meine Meinung dazu sagen. Kann mich ja nicht in der deutschen Wiki äußern aus nahe liegenden Gründen. Der Grund war vorgeschoben. Man schaue sich mal den eigentlichen Grund genauer an. Hoffe, ich stoße nicht (ganz?) auf taube Ohren bei dir. BTW: In der englischen wiki habe ich mir nichts zu schulden kommen lassen und arbeite hier auch konstruktiv mit. -- Adherent of the Enlightenment 10.0 (talk) 16:57, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

Dem Antragssteller ging es doch wieder darum, einen unliebsamen User wegzukriegen. Ich finde es ist eine ausgesprochene Frechheit. Bemerkenswert ist ja, dass es die anderen Administratoren nicht bemerkt haben, um was es dem User eigentlich ging. -- Adherent of the Enlightenment 10.0 (talk) 17:51, 30 January 2010 (UTC)


Hello, following my closure of Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/DragonFable (3rd nomination), I was not able to delete the DragonFable article due to the lengthy edit history which because of that requires assistance from MediaWiki stewards. Can you delete the article please? Thanks. JForget 03:16, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

Mike did it. Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 09:24, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

Mentorenprogramm hier[edit]

Hallo Hexer. Das Mentorenprogramm scheint hier noch ziemlich hinterherzuhängen. Betreust Du auch hier Benutzer d. h. würdest Du mich auch hier als Mentor betreuen? Grüße von Cervidae 15:37, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Siehe meine Antwort auf dewiki. Grüße, —DerHexer (Talk) 17:41, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Schon gesehen. Schade, wobei Du doch hier auch noch Admin bist. Grüße von Deinem Mentee Cervidae 21:51, 27 March 2010 (UTC)


Kannst du mal ein Auge darauf werfen. Ein Benutzer versucht da ein Redirect durchdrücken zu wollen. --Micha L. Rieser (talk) 10:59, 26 April 2010 (UTC)


--- Comment #20 from DerHexer <> 2010-04-26 20:28:49 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #19)
> Please enable this.
> The ability for administrators to quickly and efficiently remove sensitive or
> dangerous content without having to email oversight or use a wonky
> delete/restore selected revisions should trump the concern of not being able to
> link efficiently to the log action.

That's just one opinion. I prefer transparency and reversibility instead of
quickness or efficiency.

Surely you're not suggesting it's preferable that sensitive, private, or dangerous information remain visible longer, just so that its removal can be transparently referred to at some future date? –xenotalk 20:43, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

Clicking the delete button is much faster than using RevisionDelete. Restoring the remaining revisions is of course another issue. But sensitivity is already given when the page got deleted. Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 10:36, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
Unfortunately, pages with revisions more than 5000 cannot be deleted by admins. So high-traffic pages like ANI or most admin talk pages can't be given this treatment. –xenotalk 18:38, 17 May 2010 (UTC)
Hm, I'm not really sure if it would be possible via API; but at least stewards are able to use the bigdelete right. Maybe also oversights should be given that right. Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 17:02, 18 May 2010 (UTC)
Doesn't help your run-of-the-mill admin. Oversight certainly doesn't need it because they can already use revisionDelete. And of course, now so can administrators so this little debate is moot =) Cheers, –xenotalk 15:42, 19 May 2010 (UTC)


Hi, machst Du mich zum Rollbacker? Mehr auch auf Skype. Cervidae 13:03, 30 May 2010 (UTC)

Huch, da wollt' ich's dir gerade geben, da hast du's schon. :-) —DerHexer (Talk) 20:22, 10 June 2010 (UTC)


Don't worry about not being a non-native speaker! The piece is good, although it needed a big copy-edit and probably would have been good in shorter form.

Thank you. Tony (talk) 15:31, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

Hey, my comment was just a bit ironic. ;o) To show him that I'm not a native speaker so that he can understand why I've written what I've written. Thanks for your copy-edi; btw., I've taken the first section from m:Free Travel-Shirt. —DerHexer (Talk) 20:21, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

Misattributed Reversion[edit]

Please refrain from making unconstructive edits to Wikipedia, as you did to Craig Bradshaw. Your edits appear to be vandalism and
have been reverted. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Thank you. —DerHexer (Talk) 12:16, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

I have not made any amends to the article on Craig Bradshaw and I don't believe I've even even read his article before today.

Additionally, the quoted note above is dated Aug 2007 and yet I only received it today. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:56, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

You're currently using a dynamic which possibly dozens other users already used. One vandalized with it in 2007. So everything should be okay, you did nothing wrong, me neither. Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 18:25, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Adminship anniversary[edit]

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Wishing DerHexer a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Birthday Committee! œ 04:46, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
Three years? That cannot be true. ;o) Thanks! —DerHexer (Talk) 09:31, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

Hit limit[edit]

I left this same message on your Wikimedia talk page, not sure where is better. Thanks again...

Hi, I was merging my move-archived user talk page histories into one big one, and when I went to delete the new big one to merge one more in...I couldn't do it..gave me this notice:
  • "This page has a large edit history of over 5,000 revisions. Deletion of such pages has been restricted to stewards to prevent accidental disruption of Wikipedia. Please contact one for assistance."
Would it be be possible for you to delete the page for me, so I can split it into less-than-5000-edit-history chunks? This is the page: [4]. Thanks! Dreadstar 07:01, 29 August 2010 (UTC)
Metawiki is better, I haven't forgotten it. One moment please. —DerHexer (Talk) 09:59, 29 August 2010 (UTC)
Done, I'm also able to restore the whole page if you cannot restore parts of them. Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 10:06, 29 August 2010 (UTC)
Thanks DerHexer! I'll give it a try, and if I have problems, I'll let you know! Much appreciated! Say, do you happen to know where the 5000 edit limit is documented anywhere? I couldn't find it... Dreadstar 18:09, 29 August 2010 (UTC)
Done! I was able to restore the page in 1500 edit chunks and move them to new archive pages! I'm still unsure as to why I hit a 5000 edit limit on deletion, especially since there weren't 5000 edits; the total number of edits was a little over 3000. Something in the underlying system, perhaps...corrupt file or header. Anyway, I'm in good shape with three new archives of my moved user talk page edits.[5][6][7]. Thanks so much for your help! Dreadstar 21:37, 29 August 2010 (UTC)
You're welcome! —DerHexer (Talk) 22:58, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

Mistaken deletion?[edit]

I see you deleted a user talk page citing U1. However U1 does not allow for the deleting user talk pages:

  • Personal user pages and subpages (but not user talk pages) upon request by their user. In some rare cases there may be administrative need to retain the page. In exceptional cases user talk pages may be deleted via Miscellany for Deletion (see right to vanish); they are not eligible for speedy deletion under this criterion.

If the user wants his talk page deleted then he needs to make a request at MFD. If there's anything that needs oversighting then that should be handled separately from a deletion.   Will Beback  talk  11:37, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

See section above. But sorry that I've used the wrong reason. If he does not restore it within the next week, I'll do it as said above. Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 15:33, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

Please stop reverting[edit]

Talk:Nokia PC suite should redirect into Talk:Nokia PC Suite (s=>S) but you keep reverting this change. Please stop. - (talk) 12:51, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

Well, you are not allowed to simply copy and paste content inbetween Wikipedia pages. That's a copyright violation! Please register an account and afterwards move such pages to the correct title. Thanks and kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 12:53, 4 November 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for fixing it. - (talk) 12:57, 4 November 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for the reversion on my talk page. ♦ Jongleur100 talk 12:56, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

You're welcome! —DerHexer (Talk) 12:56, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

DerHexer - I wanted to personally thank you for writing an editor appeal the fundraiser this year. I'm sorry we weren't able to use all of them this year, but I really appreciate you taking the time to write and submit one. Thanks again - Deniz (WMF) (talk) 20:55, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

You're welcome. ;o) —DerHexer (Talk) 10:09, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Gadget-revisionjumper not working since January 8[edit]

Hello, just letting you know that your gadget is not working in enwiki, see the explanation why. — AlexSm 15:49, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for your note. I've reverted my stupid fix. Should be working again. Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 16:35, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

hi there[edit]

How's my favorite Bavarian creampuff? (talk) 12:54, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

I'm not from Bavaria … —DerHexer (Talk) 13:48, 25 March 2011 (UTC)
I notice you don't deny being a creampuff. (talk) 17:21, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
It is cream puff and not creampuff. —DerHexer (Talk) 19:36, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
Creampuff is also acceptable. I wouldn't expect a kraut to understand. I notice you still don't deny it though. (talk) 21:36, 3 April 2011 (UTC)
I dislike sauerkraut; not all Germans are Bavarians nor like their food. —DerHexer (Talk) 22:46, 3 April 2011 (UTC)
You need to see more Simpsons. 17:43, 4 April 2011 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)
More than a hour per day what I currently do at least? —DerHexer (Talk) 09:37, 6 April 2011 (UTC)


Hi. You blocked User:Kermanshahi for sockpuppetry, but I believe that this is old history. I have encountered and blocked a lot of these editors (Jouke Bersma, Trotse Roma, The Bold Guy, ...) and reverted a lot of their edits (like some of the edits by User:Pierlot, who is now blocked for sokcpuppetry, surprise). However, while Kermanshahi initially was part of the same gang, he seems to have left behind these things years ago now, and I don't believe that he has sockpuppeteered since. He may have other editing problems, but I don't think we should block people now for things in the far past. If you have more evidence that I am not aware of, or other reasons to block him anyway, no problem of course, but if not, I'ld like you to reconsider the block. If you keep him blocked, perhaps it is best that you also note this on his talk page, as is usually the case. Fram (talk) 06:30, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

He is now appealing that block and frankly it sounds pretty compelling to me. The only thing you have noted in the block log is a page on the Dutch Wikipedia. If that's all the evidence you have that he is engaging in disruptive socking on this project I don't find that adequate reason to block this user. I've placed his unblock request on hold pending your reply. Beeblebrox (talk) 16:01, 16 April 2011 (UTC)
From what I've seen, Kermanshahi's recent conduct here is pretty much what's described at - the editing pattern is basically the same. I blocked him or her for abusing other editors in December, and there have been several subsequent complaints lodged on their talk page since. Nick-D (talk) 23:14, 16 April 2011 (UTC)
I was asked to comment here by DerHexer as nl-wiki admin. It is 1 or 2 or 3 persons also impersonating each other. They are / he is from The Netherlands. We lost track of all the made up stories and fake accusations and fake identities <sigh>. All stories are fake, all things said and done are wrong often. Important is that the articles on various subject keep suffering on various wikipedia versions because of the disruptive edits, wrong additions, editwars and much more as can be found on the file I compiled. It is up to you on en-wiki to reconsider the block of course. I only can advice you to keep in mind articles suffer, people keep getting problems with the edits and it costs tuns of energy to repair damage done by many editors. I could give you lots of links like this one for example or this one or the total sockpuppet madness here (you need google translate). I also can give you various links to checkusers done on nl-wiki over the years. Kind regards, MoiraMoira (talk) 17:48, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
If you want to try and get a global block you will have to do it through the front door. I'm not aware of any policy that requires or even permits a user to be blocked here because of suspicion of sockpuppetry on a different project. I'm afraid I feel I have no chice but to unblock this user. If they cause problems here, they can be blocked here. Beeblebrox (talk) 21:07, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

Merge discussion for Winterbourne, Gloucestershire [edit]

Information.svg An article that you have been involved in editing, Winterbourne, Gloucestershire , has been proposed for a merge with another article. If you are interested in the merge discussion, please participate by going here, and adding your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. Skinsmoke (talk) 10:49, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]


cute! ;)

Church of emacs (Talk) 09:38, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

*block* —DerHexer (Talk) 11:03, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

picked at random[edit]

I noticed this article - - contains many who are not in fact MEs. The whole article should probably be scrapped. I picked someone at random. Hopefully you can help or know someone who can. I figure your sorcerer's powers might come in handy. (talk) 16:21, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

I'm not sure whether I can help you but Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Fictional characters should be the best place to find the needed assistance. Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 12:42, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

Interview at Wikimania 2011[edit]

Hi DerHexer.

My name is Matthew Roth and I'm a Storyteller at the Wikimedia Foundation. We're exploring new ways to explain why Wikipedia is so special and we’ve started a Wikipedia Stories Project, where we’re chronicling the inspiring stories of the Wikipedia community, especially editors and active contributors in the movement like you. I'll be traveling to Wikimania next month to collect stories for our 2011 Fundraiser. While there I'd love the chance to meet with you and hear your thoughts about Wikipedia (and maybe about being a Nikonian--I have that same flash:). We’ll have a schedule of available times for you to sign up if you’re interested, but right now, we’d like to make the initial contact to gauge your interest. Please let me know by emailing me at or responding on my talk page. Thank you, Matthew Roth 23:05, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

I've send you a mail. Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 22:28, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

Haven't seen you for a while![edit]

NHRHS2010 the student pilot 17:12, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Hey, good to see you again! :-D I'm currently quite busy with my real life, dewiki and metawiki. I've organized a conference called Wikipedia meets Antiquity whose results I want to summarize in a signpost article. Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 19:44, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

Cute grey kitten.jpg

Danke für die schnelle Hilfe Meister (hoffe Du hast keine Katzenallergie)

Neozoon 23:31, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

They have been informed[edit]

See this posting Xeno made two weeks ago. Regards SoWhy 10:21, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

Afaics, a note haven't been left there before the RfC so that they for example could have explained why it is not very useful to aggregate power and give one body a set of dangerous rights. Or the reasons why it was useful that they did this job before. Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 10:28, 25 August 2011 (UTC)
I see. On the other hand, as far as I understand meta:Stewards, their role is to fill in for local groups that have no active members on a certain project and hence they are subject to local policy. As such, their input in an RFC like that should not be in the role of stewards but in the role of members of the local project and as such, the same rules should apply to them as do to other members of said project. Also, per meta:Bureaucrat, there are already a number of projects, including meta itself, where crats are allowed to act this way. On a side note, thanks for pointing out that some pages are outdated due to this change. I fixed the two you mentioned and will look for others. Regards SoWhy 11:19, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

Page Ashraf Al Hajuj[edit]

Dear DerHexer, I am trying to change the article about Ashraf El-Hojouj, which appears to be "an attempt against the integrity of the Wikipedia". I don't know how my changes can endanger the "integrity of Wikipedia", as much as the only thing that I am aiming to is that the innocent person doesn't appear as the children-murderer. Apparently, the creator of the mentioned page was quite a retarded person, who showed no critical thinking and totally consumed Gaddafi's scenario and who could not even spell the name of the person correctly! I just want to make some justice. That's it. I cannot see any "vandalism" in it, contrary, I can see attempts to make obstacles to the justice from your side. If you support this call for justice, I would kindly ask you to delete this page at all, because it is false and lying. With all due respect, Y. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:17, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

Well, according to this edit you removed some metadata and broke our reference system. If you want to remove this page, you should discuss that on its talk page or nominate it for deletion. Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 12:53, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

A bowl of strawberries for you![edit]

Erdbeerteller01.jpg You are great! (und ich wollte das hier nach Poupozs Vortrag mal testen ;) Kellerkind (talk) 13:43, 24 September 2011 (UTC)
Mjam, Erdbeeren! :-D —DerHexer (Talk) 14:15, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

my bad bro[edit]

im sorry — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:06, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

Good to see you[edit]

With so many people that have come and gone over the last few years, it was nice to see an old face show up on my watchlist. Glad to see that you are still around around and editing :) Trusilver 18:04, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

Hi! I'm not that much active on English Wikipedia anymore. I mainly focus on my steward and sysop “job” on German Wikipedia. But from time to time I also fight vandalism here. And maybe I will translate the article that soon will be featured on German Wikipedia (de:Laokoon) into English: Laocoön. Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 20:58, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

Actors Pages[edit]

Hi DerHexer,
I wanted to create the page reagrding a website called Actors Pages. The link to the official website is [8]. When starting to edit the article space, I saw a red box on the top of the page which stated that:

A page with this title has previously been deleted. If you are creating a new page with different content, please continue. If you are recreating a page similar to the previously deleted page, or are unsure, please first contact the deleting administrator using the information provided below.

18:55, 7 December 2007 DerHexer (talk | contribs) deleted "Talk:Actors Pages" ‎ (orphaned talk page)

I don't know regarding what subject or due to what reason the previous page was deleted. I wanted to take your permission to create this page. This website has gained popularity in the United States and Canada, So I thought to add some information in Wikipedia regarding it. My purpose is not advertising and I am strictly against it on Wikipedia. The tone used in the article which I have written is in compliance with the Wikipedia's neutrality tone. If you grant me permission I would like to proceed. If you advise me not to, I won't add it. Looking forward for your response Sir.
Thanking you in anticipation for guiding me.
Inlandmamba (talk) 10:39, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

Hi Inlandmamba! I've only deleted the talk page or the article because it was orphaned. Here you can see the reason why the content has been removed. But if you want to create a valid article, do not hesitate to continue. Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 11:48, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

2007 Vandalism[edit]

I logged in today and it said I have a new message:

"User talk:

Please stop. If you continue to vandalize Wikipedia, as you did to Mexican–American War, you will be blocked from editing. —DerHexer (Talk) 22:43, 12 April 2007 (UTC)"

The thing is, I never really edit anything and in 2007, I don't think I even knew what the Mexican-American War was. I don't know if maybe my IP is what it was for someone else at one point or something, but I just wanted to make sure that there was no confusion. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:06, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

Hi! You are possibly using a dynamic IP address that another person has used in 2007 who vandalized Wikipedia. Thanks for your explanation too. Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 15:13, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

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If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.


Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chlopeck (talkcontribs) 23:10, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Invitation to events: bot, template, and Gadget makers wanted[edit]

I thought you might want to know about some upcoming events where you can learn more about MediaWiki customization and development, extending functionality with JavaScript, the future of ResourceLoader and Gadgets, the new Lua templating system, how to best use the web API for bots, and various upcoming features and changes. We'd love to have power users, bot maintainers and writers, and template makers at these events so we can all learn from each other and chat about what needs doing.

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Living in Berlin it'd be the easiest way to join the Berlin Hackathon. ;D —DerHexer (Talk) 22:33, 16 February 2012 (UTC)


I've emailed you. Tony (talk) 04:26, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

And I've responded. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 21:05, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Request for help in[edit]

Dear DerHexer
October 12, 2010 you added some code in Could you do the same in (link: s:et:MediaWiki:Common.css?
With best regards --Kanakukk (talk) 17:56, 28 March 2012 (UTC).

Sure! Done. :-) —DerHexer (Talk) 18:09, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! --Kanakukk (talk) 18:13, 28 March 2012 (UTC).

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Dead link in article 'Betsy Ross'[edit]

Hi. The article 'Betsy Ross' has a dead link that could not be repaired automatically. Can you help fix it?


  • You added this in January 2008.
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Done … —DerHexer (Talk) 21:22, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

Mass import[edit]

Hello, could you take a look at this discussion at the requests for importation page? You could probably do the necessary imports far faster than I can. Thanks! Graham87 15:47, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

I tend to agree with Brackenheim that there's not threshold of originality, and the German import mentioned by the IP was wrong. But I'll take my time at the weekend to import the needed revisions. Cheers and happy to see you soon in D.C., —DerHexer (Talk) 20:10, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
"Attribution in the edit summary and placing the template Translated page on the article talk page" would also be okay. Please wait for the answer from Maculosae tegmine lyncis. -- (talk) 19:39, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Vieles erledigt sich durch Liegenlassen von ganz alleine. -- (talk) 17:30, 15 May 2012 (UTC) PS: Der Umgang mit diesem Themenkreis bei WMDE sollte Dir eigentlich am peinlichsten sein.

Da ich bei diesem Themenkreis bei WMDE nichts falsch gemacht habe, muss mir auch nichts peinlich sein. Auch, dass ich noch vieles andere zu tun habe. Selbstverständlich ist dies noch immer auf meiner To-do-Liste, ich habe noch immer ein Extra-Tab dafür geöffnet. Die Artikel werden nicht schlechter, wenn sie nicht nachimportiert werden. Da sie es werden, das habe ich versprochen und dazu stehe ich, wird es auch keine Urheberrechtsverletzung sein. Grüße, —DerHexer (Talk) 19:03, 15 May 2012 (UTC)
Maculosae tegmine lyncis und ich haben uns inzwischen auf eine andere Lösung verständigt, die anscheinend die üblichere für en:wp ist. Ein Nachimport ist daher überflüssig geworden. ;) -- (talk) 19:14, 15 May 2012 (UTC) (Reiner Stoppok)
Na bitte, soetwas ähnliches hatte ich doch gelesen und habe es auch deswegen noch etwas ruhen lassen. Von mir aus hätte ich auch importiert, wie gesagt. Aber wenn so alles geklärt ist, ist das doch auch fein. Grüße, —DerHexer (Talk) 19:33, 15 May 2012 (UTC)

Yet another import problem[edit]

Hey, please see this import discussion. Unfortunately it times out for me. I'll catch you in Washington ... not long at all to go now! Graham87 10:29, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

Done, happy to see you soon! :-) Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 11:46, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

Open proxy block[edit]

Hi. Just to let you know there's an unblock request from someone apparently caught in an open proxy block that you set - at User talk:Bbmaniac. -- Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 11:09, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, I also got a mail from him. The IP is now unblocked. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 11:20, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

One more importation problem[edit]

Hey, when you get a chance, could you deal with this import request? Only a few days to go now! Graham87 01:11, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

Done. Thanks for the ping and the (unfortunatelly too short) get-together in Washington, D.C. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 10:13, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

Big delete[edit]

Hi DerHexer. I hope you don't mind me stopping by here; I didn't want to keep lighting up Beeblebrox's orange bar. As a steward, what are your thoughts on the technical challenges (if any) of bringing this permission locally? 28bytes (talk) 20:23, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

(tps) Sorry to stop here too. I was following the discussion and I wish to comment against this. Bigdelete is simply a sensitive permissions developers wanted nobody except us and them to have because it's simply dangerous. We risk to break the entire site for performing a bad bigdelete, as it has happened in the past; included the inhability to normally restore what has been deleted sometimes (as it happened when it was deleted in error a page at meta with +40k revisions which had to be manually restored via bot). For that, we've been clearly told and instructed when to perform bigdelete actions and with which requirements (asking the operations team for approval, etc.). It's not pushing a button and done, it's sadly much more complicated. Regards (and sorry for my bad English). MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:04, 9 August 2012 (UTC)
I've already mentioned some prerequisites at his talk page: These users should be highly trusted and technically skilled. They also should be able to use IRC to contact developers easily, and should know a bit about MediaWiki's database structure and bugs concerning RevisionDeletion and regular deletion. I personally think enwiki's oversights and/or crats are capable of dealing with this but I can also understand our developers to reduce the number of users who are able to use this damageable tool. Btw., you can easily restore a page of tens of thousands of revisions with one API command, afaik without harming our servers. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 10:19, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

Dear Mr. Hexer[edit]

It's obvious that Mr. Marcus Cyron is not willing to communicate with me. That's ok. Nevertheless, I believe that he can treat people with respect. In RL a behaviour like this would be inappropiate, to censor (to delete) contributions of others with insults. He may delete stating that he's not willing to get in contact but not with a troll comment. I informed him about this. I think it's a shame if important collaborators of a wikipedia chapter behave like this. As you both represent the German chapter of wikipedia, you officially, Mr. Marcus Cyron as a former administrator, as a writer in residence and much more, it's normal that people try to get in contact with you or with him, especially if they are involved in bizarre communication processes that convert into a arbitrary "regime". As my Real-Life-Identity behind Filliou has been revealed by third parties accessing absolutely private database information within the, I'm using my account Filliou only within the as a sign of protest against the unpleasant manners, the bad practices, the mobbing and hounding that takes place within the Hard to understand?--Filliou (talk) 09:59, 10 August 2012 (UTC)


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Blocked IP (Open Proxy)[edit]

Hi, I manage the server at We had an open proxy issue last year but it's been fixed since last November. The IP is still listed as being blocked with this error message: "Editing from your IP address ( has been blocked (disabled) on all Wikimedia wikis until 13:01, 9 August 2013 by DerHexer ( for the following reason...". Could this IP please be removed from the block list? --Mmarehman (talk) 18:30, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

The IP is neither blocked on enwiki nor globally. Thus, I cannot remove such blocks (but I tried and failed). Are you sure about the number Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 00:32, 4 February 2013 (UTC)
After some help from the stewards on IRC, I noticed that the whole /18 subnet is blocked, so the entry in question is probably This is a range of VPS servers hosted on Linode, I only operate one of those IPs so can only speak for it. Is that enough to have the entire range unblocked? --Mmarehman (talk) 06:59, 4 February 2013 (UTC)
Unfortunately not. But you can request a (global) IP block exemption if necessary. Sorry for the late response. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 14:18, 14 February 2013 (UTC)


This is just a guess, but I'm left with the vague impression that you love your fellow stewards. lol. RfAs are never that warm and fuzzy! Rivertorch (talk) 19:35, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Hehe, yes I do. ;-) They are great fellows and I appreciate their work a lot. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 19:40, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Upload import needed, again[edit]

Hi, could you deal with this request, please? I'm coming to this year's Wikimania, especially since it's so close to Perth (at least by Australian standards). :-) Will you be there this year? Graham87 06:26, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Done, thanks for notifying me. I'll attend Wikimania in Hong Kong as a Board member of Wikimedia Germany. :-) Great to meet you there again! Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 11:21, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, awesome! Looking forward to catching up with you. Graham87 01:56, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Vandalism claim[edit]

Hello, I was editing Jim McCalliog's page and it was claimed by yourself as vandalism. These claims were apparently because the information was not useful or inappropriate. I disagree, the information was 100% factual and completely up to date which does make it useful. I am sitting directly opposite Jim McCalliog and he agrees, if you have any doubts about this information please call the number which was added to the page. I hope my vandalism claim is removed and the information is replaced where it belongs.

Kebab page[edit]

I guess I got an automated message like everyone else. I was just trying to make the Kebab page (seciton: In Iran) more consistent. All the spellings are different and driving me crazy. Please implement my corrections. Thanks

I thought your edit was not consistent. Maybe you should implement it again by yourself. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 21:50, 12 April 2013 (UTC)


Thanks for taking on the governor general article, I didn't really have time to WP:PROVEIT, the warning template hadn't being acted on for FIVE YEARS! A referenced article is better than a stripped back article and I look forward to your improvements (talk) 21:44, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

A blanked article does not help either. Please put the article on WP:AFD. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 21:49, 12 April 2013 (UTC)


Can you restore its move-protection (sysop). I think you removed it by mistake. Thanks. Tbhotch. Grammatically incorrect? Correct it! See terms and conditions. 04:39, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

The page ist move protected but the interface is confusing. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 08:46, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

Collateral damage?[edit]

Please check out User talk:GoodDay as there may be some collateral damage on a block you did. There is also an ANI report on it. Thanks. Dennis Brown - © Join WER 14:10, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your note. Responded there. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 14:23, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Steve McFadden/Jason Biggs[edit]

Under your Eastenders Wikipedia page you have written that Phil Mitchell's character is portrayed by "Jason Biggs", however this is incorrect as he is played by British actor Steve McFadden. I tried correcting this however you reverted the correction.

Please discuss this on the talk page. The article would need to be moved if your reasoning got community consensus. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 10:06, 23 April 2013 (UTC)


"Hello, I'm DerHexer. I noticed that you recently removed some content from Gopherus with this edit without explaining why. In the future, it would be helpful to others if you described your changes to Wikipedia with an edit summary. If this was a mistake, don't worry, the removed content has been restored. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks, —DerHexer (Talk) 22:19, 11 April 2013 (UTC."

To whom it may concern, I actually made the change twice. The first time I edited the content and explained why with a Wikipedia edit summary. For several weeks no one responded, no one edited the Wikipedia web page, no one responded to me, nobody did anything...So I then made a second change to the content in Gopherus.

For the second change to Wikipedia I wrote the following, which is still included in the diet section under "Gopherus, to let someone know that reference number five should not be included: "Reference number 5 was a link to a company website advertising for profit gopher tortoise trapping and relocation services in Florida. The for profit company is called "Gopher Tortoises Services, Inc.". This is not a suitable reference regarding the diet of gopher tortoises. Wikipedia is merely allowing its website to be used as advertising for a for profit company. Information on the diet of gopher tortoises can be obtained instead from numerous peer reviewed articles on the gopher tortoise."

The company "Gopher Tortoises Services, Inc." has several times now attempted to use there website as a reference regarding gopher tortoises. The company use their reference, and link to their company website, as free advertising on Wikipedia. The information Gopher Tortoise Services, Inc. is supplying regarding gopher tortoises is not their own, but is taken from other sources such as peer reveiwed journals. Wikipedia should be using suitable references and not company advertisements.


I think It's wrong to say in descriptions that he was a criminal. I am aware that he was that too, but that is mentioned already in the text bellow. I understand that in a lot of eyes he wasn't a hero, but I sure we can figure out a different name. Thank you

Please use the talk page to discuss this. Thank you! Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 22:17, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

Just in case the magic doesn't work ...[edit]

See this section of the import requests page. I guess I can use the notifications system to let you know about cases like this from now on, yes? Graham87 08:00, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Yes, you can do that. I'm getting an email when my user name is mentioned. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 09:44, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Hello, sorry about my school...[edit]

This school is quite retarded, and often leaves moronic edits to articles to fulfill their childish desires. This 'user' is probably the whole damn school

July 2013[edit]

Hello DerHexer,

you've removed this edit from Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism. As you can see I am blocked in German Wikipedia since admin Seewolf there supports the clown User:Insel der Aphrodite in defamin me to be User:Steffen85/User:Schar Kischschatim - one or two of the propably worst trolls in history of German Wikipedia. I told them several times to abstrain from such doings but nonetheless they continue this (maybe criminal) doings. So what else should I do than reporting them in another Wikipedia-project? -- (talk) 19:56, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

Was auch immer das mit enwiki zu tun hat … —DerHexer (Talk) 19:57, 10 July 2013 (UTC)
Nichts, aber in dewiki wird einfach behauptet ich sei dieser Troll und ich werde sofort gesperrt; damit haben die betreffenden Spezialisten totale Narrenfreiheit. Zumal ich nach allem, was ich in den letzten Wochen/Monaten so gesehen habe, gar nicht mehr so sicher bin, ob nicht eher die beiden Clowns mit ihren Unterstützern die eigentlichen Trolle sind. Das ist mir aber egal, ich lass mir jedenfalls nicht nachsagen, dass ich einer dieser gesperrten Benutzer sei. Das muss auch für Admins gelten. -- (talk) 20:01, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of Reversion Hires.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
This is a thank you for your excellent work fighting vandalism so far today. I think you've beaten me to rollback 20 times in the past hour so far. Thanks for your vigilance! Signalizing (talk) 20:32, 10 July 2013 (UTC)
Thank you and keep on fighting vandalism! :-) —DerHexer (Talk) 20:34, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

This is a test for Wnme. —DerHexer (Talk) 08:50, 10 August 2013 (UTC)



英訳 Okama is a discrimination against homosexual term in Japan. The redirection to "Homosexuality in Japan" of this item is inappropriate.In wikipedhia the Japanese version, there is an item called "おかま (Okama".-- (talk) 19:41, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Help Desk problem[edit]

I had just posted a response on the Help Desk and it showed up in my contributions as already archived. When I looked at my contributions it was not the last edit there, so I checked. The IP came back and asked the question again. I moved it to where it was appropriate, even though it doesn't really deserve an answer, and gave the standard response.— Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 20:00, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Afaics, this is pure spam. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 20:02, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
Turns out it was in two parts and I had to restore some deleted information. It's a good thing I checked the diffs to make sure it was the same as after I responded. It wasn't. Oh, well, it'll give people something to laugh at.— Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 20:13, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of User talk:[edit]

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A tag has been placed on User talk:, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G11 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page seems to be unambiguous advertising which only promotes a company, product, group, service or person and would need to be fundamentally rewritten in order to become encyclopedic. Please read the guidelines on spam and Wikipedia:FAQ/Organizations for more information.

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Okay … —DerHexer (Talk) 14:06, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Typical German stuff. Vogone (talk) 22:39, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
As you know, I don't drink beer. :-P —DerHexer (Talk) 23:17, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Books and Bytes: The Wikipedia Library Newsletter[edit]

Books and Bytes

Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2013

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by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs)

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...

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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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yes, i agree that the edit for orhei page was not at all constructive. but in july 2013 i did not have this i.p., it was somebody else's. best regards,


Indeed, it was quite a while ago that this edit happened. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 00:34, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library Survey[edit]

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Ich hätte gerne meinen Account in der deutschen Wikipedia wieder. VG --Eishöhle (talk) 22:11, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Ich habe keine Ahnung, worum es geht … —DerHexer (Talk) 22:13, 10 March 2014 (UTC)
Mein Account im deutschen Wiki wurde gesperrt. Ich bin der Meinung, dass ich nicht gegen eine Regel verstoßen habe. Ich hänge an dem Benutzername, und deshalb wäre ich gern wieder entsperrt. Jedoch werde ich mich nicht mehr an solchen Diskussionen beteiligen. Vlt. kannst du mal Hephaion oder Itti ansprechen. VM [9]--Eishöhle (talk) 22:22, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

JSTOR Survey (and an update)[edit]

Hi! Just a quick update that while JSTOR and The Wikipedia Library discuss expanding the partnership, they've gone ahead and extended the pilot access again, until May 31st. Thanks, JSTOR!

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Cheers, Ocaasi via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:47, 2 April 2014 (UTC)