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Help if possible[edit]

Hi again Diannaa ! Not far from where I live, exist one of the world's most busy international ferry route (roll-on-roll-of) between Helsingør, Denmark and Helsingborg, Sweden. There has been an official ferry route ever since 1630. And especially after the the industrial revolution the route has been operated by several shipping lines. Now I wrote about the shipping line which between 1955 and 1981 was called LB (car ferries), and this article has now been confused with the route itself, for speedy deletion. But just like Operation Overlord was a plan, and there is a clear difference also between Normandy Landings and Invasion of Normandy. In some kind of analogy with those subjects, am I kindly asking for help and advices here. The ferry root isn't the same as the first operator which challanged the monopoly at the route, hene I find LB importaint. Could You, if possible, have a look at this ? (As someone has put LB (car ferries) for speedy deletion. I hope You will get a great 2015, in any case. Kind regards Boeing720 (talk) 02:41, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Ho Boeing 720, I agree the article does not qualify for deletion under that criterion, and have removed the tag. -- Diannaa (talk) 02:55, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
Now I'm both impressed by Your speed, and a huge thanks for the help and understanding the difference. I will have a second look of both articles and where possible, reduce possible overlapings. I also have to admit to a certain relief over some hours wasn't spoiled. I hope the sun is shining on Alberta ! Kind regards Boeing720 (talk) 03:29, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Copyright issues[edit]

See Jain Sculpture, I had requested speedy deletion for violating copyrights and the user removed it and then copied from other websites like [1]-[2]-[3]-[4]-[5]-[6] and others. It can be deleted? Bladesmulti (talk) 05:01, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

And Siddha (Jainism) is even more troubling. Bladesmulti (talk) 05:09, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Siddha (Jainism): Dr K has done some clean-up there, but the remaining content is copied from Siddha, so it qualifies for speedy deletion under criterion A10.
  • Jain Sculpture has now been cleaned. I will post something on the user's talk page. -- Diannaa (talk) 15:06, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
Jain Sculpture (Tamil Nadu) needs to be merged with Jain Sculpture and the article needs to live at Jain sculpture. I have never done a history merge but I will have a look. -- Diannaa (talk) 15:18, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
It didn't need a history merge, just a regular merge, so I was able to get it done. -- Diannaa (talk) 15:32, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
There was no page with the name Jain Sculpture, I moved a page Jain sculpture in Thirupparankunram, Madurai, India to [[Jain Sculpture (Tamil Nadu). PJtalk 03:09, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Sean Combs[edit]

Hi Dianna I am familiar with your edits so I wanted to post here first before I went to the admin notice board. It's about the Sean Combs page, that information was always presented from the eldest child down, so why is it suddenly not right. you took about the source from the daily mail but there is another source from USA Today with the same information, are they not considered credible either? I went in and presented the information about Justin first if that is your whole purpose. I don't quite understand your edits, to be honest I don't think you are aware that you wrecked the family section of the page and took out all the information about the other children maybe you edited it in a haste and didn't realize what you did Taipeimagic (talk) 15:31, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

I have to go to work now and will look at this later. -- Diannaa (talk) 15:33, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Your advice is welcome[edit]

Hi User talk:Diannaa. I am coming to your talk page as I note you signed the The Autie Pact back in 2012. I am a non-neurotypical who lives with Autism in the form of Asperger Syndrome. If you know much about those of us on the Spectrum as well as Wikipedia editors on the Spectrum, you probably understand that editing and communication can be difficult enough for neurotypicals, excruciatingly difficult at times for editors like me with Autism. I am here on your talk page not because I am asking you to intervene, I am not canvassing for support. I am here because you signed the Autie Pact that is meant to be a way to move toward bridging the gap between neurotypical editors and editors with Autism Spectrum Disorder(s). Currently, there has been a discussion for a few days at AN/I regarding my ability to edit. I have been open there about being a person with Asperger's. When that information was brought forth, the reactions have been -- shall we say -- less than complimentary to those expressing their views about editors with Autism. This discussion and the comments from long-time and not-so-long-time editors is, in my opinion, an example of how far we still have to go in Wikipedia toward understanding that we are made up of editors with different editing styles and different ways of seeing the world. Of course, the difference in editors with Autism is more obvious and can be, at times, more maddening to neurotypicals. That said, with the rate of autism being somewhere between 1:55 - 1:110 and Wikipedia being a magnet for those with ASDs, I think it's fair to say that awareness is extremely important. Also important to remember is that discrimination against editors because they have ASDs is just not appropriate nor does it echo WP:AGF. If you are interested in seeing the thread at AN/I I am referring to, the link is here [7]. I have no expectation that you will look at it, my purpose here is really just awareness that Wikipedia still has a long way to go in the way of interactions and understanding between autism-spectrum editors and neurotypical editors. And, as the title of this section says, your advice would be welcome. Thanks for your time. -- WV 16:35, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

I have read the ANI thread and some of the background threads, and have decided not to comment there. Some general advice:
  • Don't make hundreds of tiny edits when you can make several larger edits that do the same work. It annoys people, because it floods their watch-lists, and makes it difficult to assess your contributions. I was ready to nominate Madagascar Plan for GA after only eight edits! Seriously. If you can't complete large edits without getting an edit conflict, it's best to stop editing the page and work somewhere else until the page is not busy.
  • Don't edit war.
  • Don't read or pay any attention to what people post at Jimbo's talk page.
  • Read this: User:Antandrus/observations on Wikipedia behavior -- Diannaa (talk) 20:46, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Jain Temple[edit]

I have understood copyright thing now, but it would be better if Siddha is a disambiguation page and Siddha (Hinduism) & Siddha (Jainism) are two different pages for maintaining exclusivity and more content needs to be added to both. I added Ranakpur Jain Temple under Architecture on page Jain Temple as it is one of best examples of architecture and needs special mention on the Jain Temple page.PJtalk 02:42, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi PJ. There already exists a Siddha disambiguation page, at Siddha (disambiguation). Normally the main topic is covered at the main page, as most users will be looking for information at that page. Additional topics are covered at other pages with different titles. Please don't try to do complicated things such as page moves until you have more experience. -- Diannaa (talk) 02:54, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
Okay. But claims like there was already a page with the name Jain Sculpture, & I moved it, is completely baseless, there was a page with different title- Jain sculpture in Thirupparankunram, Madurai, India, so to standardize it, I moved it to 'Jain Sculpture (Tamil Nadu).PJtalk 03:02, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Also, please comment on this point - I added Ranakpur Jain Temple under Architecture on page Jain Temple as it is one of best examples of architecture and needs special mention on the Jain Temple page.PJtalk 03:04, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

I have no comment about this specific temple, as I have no knowledge of the subject matter. -- Diannaa (talk) 03:15, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
You moved Jain sculpture in Thirupparankunram, Madurai, India to Jain sculpture and then to Jain Sculpture (Tamil Nadu). You should not have done that. If it's general content on Jain sculptures, it should all be combined in one article at Jain sculpture, which is how I resolved the problem earlier today. -- Diannaa (talk) 03:22, 14 January 2015 (UTC)


Hi Diannaa, I notice you are an administrator that has been involved with reverting unsourced changes to List of Lebanese by net worth by IP They have also repeatedly done the same thing to Lebanese diaspora despite repeated warnings. They had a final warning yesterday but since then have repeated their actions at LoLbyw and Lebanese diaspora. Are you able to block them? Sionk (talk) 09:59, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

I don't think a block is warranted at this time. If you disagree, please post at WP:AIV -- Diannaa (talk) 14:29, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

see User talk:Dannis243[edit]

see User talk:Dannis243 Dannis243 (talk) 14:37, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, I am not able to help any further with this problem, as I don't know enough about templates. -- Diannaa (talk) 14:38, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

David Irving IP rewriting of facts in lede[edit]

The problem of IP's attempting to ignore or refashion RS on DI as being a holocaust denier is becoming more marked lately. Please can we semi-protect for a fortnight or so? Regards Irondome (talk) 02:58, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for sorting that D. I forgot to say this a.m. Regards! Irondome (talk) 21:49, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
No worries, I do believe you thanked via the thank-click thingy. -- Diannaa (talk) 21:54, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Talk pages[edit]

Copying copyright material in large amount(like 20 or more words) to talk page(s) is also considered as a violation of copyrights? Bladesmulti (talk) 03:37, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Also see Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#User Bladesmulti. I think that Wikipedia:NOFULLTEXT must have applied in my case like before. Bladesmulti (talk) 06:49, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
Indeed, more eyes on the ANI thread would be appreciated. Particularly from anyone actually familiar with Wikipedia policy regarding fair use and copyright - and on appropriate ways to deal with a legitimate content dispute. AndyTheGrump (talk) 07:40, 15 January 2015 (UTC)


Why does some editors, like yourself, write exactly 2x "--" before signing off? Is it done for any real reason? Jonas Vinther (speak to me!) 21:44, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

On the toolbar above the edit window, there's a box you can click to get a signature, which gives two dashes and four tildes (without the space). I prefer with a space, si I add my signature manually. No real reason -- Diannaa (talk) 21:46, 15 January 2015 (UTC)


On 20 March 2012 you said you were going to protect this article for one day but you in fact protected it indefinitely. Please unprotect. (talk) 16:32, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

Done. Sorry for the mistake. -- Diannaa (talk) 16:43, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for your edits at Lips Are Movin. Constructive editors are so hard to find these days :) Marano fan 06:36, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

In popular culture[edit]

Left a suggestion. Check it out sometime. Jonas Vinther (speak to me!) 21:32, 18 January 2015 (UTC)


As you have previously dealt with this user, I thought I would bring this to your attention. Indef-blocked sockpuppeteer User:Zimmermanh1997, once again, edited WICL along with WIKZ, WEPM and WLTF. All favorite haunts of his. Zimmerman used and 2601:A:200:676:9D85:7F03:6249:47AB, the latter of course being an IPv6. I checked the former, and it traces back to Walkersville, MD, where most Zimmerman edits originate. The IPv6 traces back to the same area. So, in my opinion, same person.

Blocks and rangeblocks would be appreciated, but another 6 month semi-protection across the four pages listed would probably be better. - NeutralhomerTalk • 00:46, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

He has also been using 2601:a:3680:6:5248:c8a0:4e2f:22d5 as well. - NeutralhomerTalk • 00:48, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
A week of semi-protection for WUMY might be in order, a new haunt for him, apparently. - NeutralhomerTalk • 00:51, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
Two of these articles are on my watch-list, so I have been following the edits, and they seem to be valid content. For example, the sale to West Virginia Radio Corporation went through in November I think. If you could check and make sure, that would be perfect. I'll re-add the semi-protection right now. -- Diannaa (talk) 00:56, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
They do seem light valid content, but most of it is completely false. That's the way he does things, makes it look correct when in fact it isn't. The sale of WEPM/WICL/WLTF was approved in November, but it hasn't closed...yet. At the moment, the stations are still owned and licensed to Prettyman Broadcasting Company. When the sale does close, I will update the pages, no problem. Full disclosure, I live within listening distance of all three stations. - NeutralhomerTalk • 01:02, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
Just checked to make sure, the sale was granted on December 23, 2014. Until there is a consummation notice placed in the files, the stations (according to FCC rules) remain owned by Prettyman. Radio is confusing, I know. :) - NeutralhomerTalk • 01:06, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

One other (unrelated) thing[edit]

Could you indef semi-protect the following userbox, please? User:Neutralhomer/Userboxes/Je suis Charlie Thanks. - NeutralhomerTalk • 01:20, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! :) - NeutralhomerTalk • 01:25, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Ammended my report[edit]

Please refer to WP:AIV for more info. ElectricBurst(Electron firings)(Zaps) 02:32, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Jain Sculpture[edit]

There are a few history lines available for this page, would you please merge the history of this page to that of Jain sculpture rather than just copy pasting the content so the contributors will get correct attribution? Hoping that, that is the best way of doing it! :) Thank you --Manuspanicker (talk) 10:49, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

A history merge was not available in this case (I checked). Attribution was provided via the merge templates that I placed on the talk pages: Talk:Jain Sculpture and Talk:Jain sculpture. -- Diannaa (talk) 15:23, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

WP:INVOLVED (no, not you!)[edit]

I love the top of your talk page. When you were a GOCE coordinator, did you ever run into a block-appropriate situation? If so, did you use the mop yourself or take it to a noticeboard or another admin? unitypeace01318sda, who just signed up for the drive, volunteered for their first article to copyedit a Croatian article from the requests page. They were hard to track because their signature was different from their username and had no link to their user page (which violates something, I'm sure :-)), and their editing history is sketchy. I'm AGFing for now, but could use some advice if push comes to shove. Thanks in advance and all the best, Miniapolis 16:44, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi Miniapolis. The signature needs to link to either the user page or the user talk page. The user's current signature does neither, and does not give any information as to what their user name actually is, so it's a problem. I will post more info on their talk page. I'm not sure if the definition of WP:involved precludes using admin-tools for violations noted during administering a wikiproject, but I suspect not. WP:involved is more intended to stop admins from using the tools to further their own position in a content dispute or the like. -- Diannaa (talk) 19:02, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks very much for the clarification. I'm by no means a "block-happy admin", but don't think that Croatian articles are subject to discretionary sanctions (although I may be wrong on that). Thanks again for your help. Miniapolis 23:15, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for your work on the high-page-view articles[edit]

Hi, Diannaa,

I just saw your user name on the list of Million Award winners, and I thought I should say thank you for improving important articles like Adolf Hitler, Nazi Germany, Auschwitz concentration camp, Josef Mengele, and other articles on related topics to better article quality levels. I've been reading Ian Kershaw's one-volume biography of Hitler (after reading the three-volume history of the Third Reich by Richard Evans in the preceding few months), and it's good to see reliable sources being reflected in Wikipedia articles on those important and controversial aspects of history. I first "met" you as part of the Guild of Copy-Editors, and what I found out as part of that project is that going to reliable sources is absolutely crucial for fixing articles that are a mess. I'll look forward to seeing your future contributions to the encyclopedia, and I invite you to check my work and comment on it any time. Keep up the good work. See you on the wiki. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 17:48, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Thank you very much for taking the time to post this feedback; it's better than a barnstar. I haven't done much in the way of article improvement since I finished Gold Beach in mid-December, and I feel bad about it. I was going to do Goebbels, but publication on the English version of Longerich's book has been pushed back to May 2015, which I found really disheartening. Right now I am focusing on copyright clean-up at WP:CCI, and hope to get back to article improvement real soon. Best, -- Diannaa (talk) 19:33, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Block an IP?[edit]

Hi, Diannaa! I see you are working away at reducing the CCI backlog (which was just under 70000 articles last time I checked ...). I'm afraid I've been doing more to increase than to reduce it. Anyway, could I ask you to look at IP, in particular the re-addition of a large copyvio four minutes after a warning landed on its talk page, and see what you think? It doesn't seem acceptable to me. Asking you because I think you are good at ranges, and there's a similar one, There doesn't seem to be anywhere in particular to take this sort of non-urgent block request, or is there? Best regards, Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 23:24, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

I wouldn't say I am good at ranges; I use a couple of tools to calculate simple range blocks (template:blockcalc or Regarding where to report, the best place to go is WP:AIV. Here on my talk page is also good, as I edit daily, and will put up a wikibreak notice if I am going to be away for more than a day or two. By the way, the backlog is presently 153 cases, 70335+ articles. -- Diannaa (talk) 00:46, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
These IPs were last used in March and July 2014. I don't feel comfortable blocking either IP or doing a range block, as the IPs could already have been reassigned. I will add the article to my watch-list to watch for copy vio, and suggest you do the same. Thanks so much for your interest in helping with copyright clean-up. -- Diannaa (talk) 00:56, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Done. Many thanks, Diannaa! Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 12:04, 22 January 2015 (UTC)


Regards Dianna I was looking for an active administrators who can help me with this draft: Has been several weeks backlogged, I took my chances if it get not approved. Same article is on other 5 wikipedias... Please, hope you can help! :) Thanks in advance — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bnotepr (talkcontribs) 04:14, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Just wanted to thank you for you cleaning up my mess from over the years. A fabulous job well done. Apart from the blatant copy vios I've always tried my best to paraphrase the cited works. I really wish I'd listened in my English classes. BaldBoris 00:23, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Boris. -- Diannaa (talk) 03:25, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Urgent Help Needed[edit]

Please stop RovingPersonalityConstruct !! He keep removing Sourced content on several Wikipedia pages such as: Type 093 submarine, JL-2, Chengdu J-20. Please stop him by blocking him or protecting the pages.

Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:306:B8BF:C0:A40B:3EC8:EBC1:5351 (talk) 01:09, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, I was out all evening, but I see someone else dealt with it.-- Diannaa (talk) 03:25, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Email addresses[edit]

Sorry, me again - so many things I don't know. Should the email addresses at Talk:Barbara Myerhoff be removed from sight? He seems to have posted not just his own, but someone else's too, possibly without that person's knowledge or permission. I saw you finished BaldBoris - one down ... Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 23:20, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Yah, I think they need to go, as there's bots that scrape the internet looking for email addresses. Not a good idea to post them on-wiki, especially without permission. Bald Boris done, I am working on several others, but the Labs tool has been down most of the day (presumably for servicing, which seems to be happening twice a week lately). It's back up now :) -- Diannaa (talk) 23:34, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

New IP[edit]

Special:Contributions/ - Bossanoven (talk) 19:02, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, I will add it to the list. -- Diannaa (talk) 19:36, 26 January 2015 (UTC)