- 1 Barnstar
- 2 Notice concerning an action at ArbCom
- 3 Article titles and capitalisation case
- 4 Make your own
- 5 Wishing you a happy retirement - have a cuppa
- 6 Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Article titles and capitalisation closed
- 7 Can you join an article rename discussion
- 8 Home language listed at Redirects for discussion
- 9 Requested move of Côte d'Ivoire
- 10 GB calling
- 11 Moving Burma to Myanmar - ongoing poll
- 12 The Olive Branch: A Dispute Resolution Newsletter (Issue #1)
- 13 Notice of change
- 14 You're invited! Women's History Month Edit-a-Thon at the University of Oregon
- 15 Novel categories
- 16 FYI
- 17 Good to see you back
- 18 Discussion about novelist categories
- 19 WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre
- 20 Gastrointestinal tract listed at Redirects for discussion
- 21 Mexico State. listed at Redirects for discussion
|The Original Barnstar|
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Notice concerning an action at ArbCom
A request has been filed for the Arbitration Committee to look at long-term issues with editing in the Article Titles and MOS areas at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case#Article titles/MOS. I have added your name as a party, since it is clear that you have been involved at RMs, or at pages that are within the scope of the action.
Bacchus, I really hope things are going well for you. I will understand if you are reluctant to get involved with this one. But I'm certain that your evidence and assessments would be invaluable to ArbCom if it decides to proceed with a case.
NoeticaTea? 05:25, 28 January 2012 (UTC)
Article titles and capitalisation case
An arbitration case involving you has been opened, and is located at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Article titles and capitalisation. Evidence that you wish the Arbitrators to consider should be added to the evidence sub-page, at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Article titles and capitalisation/Evidence. Please add your evidence by February 12, 2012, which is when the evidence phase closes. You can contribute to the case workshop sub-page, Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Article titles and capitalisation/Workshop. For a guide to the arbitration process, see Wikipedia:Arbitration/Guide to arbitration. For the Arbitration Committee, Alexandr Dmitri (talk) 15:02, 29 January 2012 (UTC)
Make your own
|All the best to you. Thanks for your contributions. Drmies (talk) 19:14, 23 February 2012 (UTC)|
Wishing you a happy retirement - have a cuppa
|Sorry to learn that you're doing the same as numerous other editors by leaving the project. All the best, and I hope you find a warm welcome if you reconsider. -- Trevj (talk) 14:58, 20 March 2012 (UTC)|
An arbitration case regarding article titles and capitalisation has now closed and the final decision is viewable at the link above. The following remedies have been enacted:
- All parties are reminded to avoid personalizing disputes concerning the Manual of Style, the article titles policy ('WP:TITLE'), and similar policy and guideline pages, and to work collegiately towards a workable consensus. In particular, a rapid cycle of editing these pages to reflect one's viewpoint, then discussing the changes is disruptive and should be avoided. Instead, parties are encouraged to establish consensus on the talk page first, and then make the changes.
- Pmanderson is indefinitely prohibited from engaging in discussions and edits relating to the Manual of Style or policy about article titles.
- Standard discretionary sanctions are authorized for all pages related to the English Wikipedia Manual of Style and article titles policy, broadly construed.
- Born2cycle is warned that his contributions to discussion must reflect a better receptiveness to compromise and a higher tolerance for the views of other editors.
Can you join an article rename discussion
Could you also look at a similar discussion here . This is the 7th day of discussion. The article was originally called Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj for a long time, and a week ago, a user changed it to Kripalu Maharaj. I made several arguments, and other people have made arguments but overall, I think that wikipedia policy dictates that article should be changed back to Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj, and I think I have shown that.
Can you please take a look?
- Hi there Lotusjuice. Not sure how much GT checks his talk page these days. I know he posted a "retired" template a while back, and he hasn't been real active for a while. Personally I hope he's still about and returns soon, but just thought I'd mention this in case he doesn't notice it. Best of luck though. — 12:52, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
Home language listed at Redirects for discussion
An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Home language. Since you had some involvement with the Home language redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion (if you have not already done so). Choyoołʼįįhí:Seb az86556 > haneʼ 08:46, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
Requested move of Côte d'Ivoire
There is currently a discussion on moving the article Côte d'Ivoire to Ivory Coast. You are being notified since you participated in a previous discussion on this topic. Please join the discussion here if you are interested. TDL (talk) 02:27, 27 June 2012 (UTC)
Hello GTB :-)
I was looking at article "2018" and found: <<Estimated completion date for the Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia which is expected to become the tallest building in the world and the first to reach 1 kilometer in height.>> which doesn't look right to me! I have no idea what the height should be though, so I'll leave it for you to fix. I was checking to see if there was a note of the 2 consecutive blue moons in 2018, but I believe the time zones may be wrong for this to occur in the USA. Ref: http://www.fullmoon.info/en/fullmoon-calendar/2018.html (2 full moons in January, followed by 2 full moons in March). That's pretty rare even for blue moons!
Moving Burma to Myanmar - ongoing poll
This is to let you know that an ongoing poll is taking place to move Burma to Myanmar. I know this happened just recently but no administrator would close these frequent rm's down, so here we go again. This note is going out to wikipedia members who have participated in Burma/Myanmar name changing polls in the past. It does not include banned members nor those with only ip addresses. Thank you. Fyunck(click) (talk) 23:26, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
The Olive Branch: A Dispute Resolution Newsletter (Issue #1)
Welcome to the first edition of The Olive Branch. This will be a place to semi-regularly update editors active in dispute resolution (DR) about some of the most important issues, advances, and challenges in the area. You were delivered this update because you are active in DR, but if you would prefer not to receive any future mailing, just add your name to this page.
In this issue:
- Background: A brief overview of the DR ecosystem.
- Research: The most recent DR data
- Survey results: Highlights from Steven Zhang's April 2012 survey
- Activity analysis: Where DR happened, broken down by the top DR forums
- DR Noticeboard comparison: How the newest DR forum has progressed between May and August
- Discussion update: Checking up on the Wikiquette Assistance close debate
- Proposal: It's time to close the Geopolitical, ethnic, and religious conflicts noticeboard. Agree or disagree?
--The Olive Branch 19:04, 4 September 2012 (UTC)
Notice of change
Hello. You are receiving this message because of a recent change to the administrator policy that alters what you were told at the time of your desysopping. The effect of the change is that if you are inactive for a continuous three year period, you will be unable to request return of the administrative user right. This includes inactive time prior to your desysopping if you were desysopped for inactivity and inactive time prior to the change in policy. Inactivity is defined as the absence of edits or logged actions. Until such time as you have been inactive for three years, you may request return of the tools at the bureaucrats' noticeboard. After you have been inactive for three years, you may seek return of the tools only through WP:RFA. Thank you. MBisanz talk 00:20, 4 December 2012 (UTC)
You're invited! Women's History Month Edit-a-Thon at the University of Oregon
|Saturday, March 9 - Women's History Month Edit-a-Thon at the University of Oregon - You are invited!
|Come celebrate Women's History Month at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, on March 9! This event, facilitated by WikiWoman Sarah Stierch, is hosted by the Fembot, in collaboration with ASOU Women's Center, the Center for the Study of Women in Society, the School of Journalism and Communication, and the UO Libraries.
Please bring your laptop and be prepared to edit about women and women's history!
The event is March 9, from 1-4 PM, at the University of Oregon Library.
Hi, I just wanted to stop by and thank you for this conversation which I actually enjoyed. After logging out and thinking about it, I realized that I probably have never understood how categorization is used here in regards to novels and I tend to treat cats as tags - the more the merrier on a page. But also probably the reason I'm being chastised on my talk, so might take a low profile for a while. To be honest l laughed to see the black banner at the top of your page b/c my blue banner is close to going black. All that said, if you do manage to kick start another conversation that's useful and we can actually find a solution without a ton of spinning, I'd be thrilled. Truthkeeper (talk) 12:17, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
- Re your talk page: Yikes! After a day or two back from retirement, it sure is easy for me to remember why I left. When my orange "you have a message" banner lit up, I had a moment of panic. Thank goodness it's you. If I'm going to stick around, I either need to get my patience up to Job level, or it won't be pretty.
So, apparently this "tags" idea is called Wikipedia:Category intersection around here, and that's the page for talking about it. I've made a wake-up-the-talk-page post there, referencing the current situation, but so far the only reply has been from JPL, telling me that my summary was wrong. We'll see how it goes, but I wouldn't hold my breath as far as avoiding "tons of spinning". I'm going to keep making noise about it for now, so if nothing else, people will remember that there was a lot of noise made about it. Oh, and unsurprisingly, the German Wikipedia has already implemented this, presumably because of how gosh-darn much sense it makes. -GTBacchus(talk) 12:36, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
- I know that moment of panic when the orange bar lights up! Anyway, thanks for jumping in, category intersection is apparently what we need, so if something good comes from this it will have been worthwhile. Welcome back btw. I won't be editing much in the next some weeks but will be watching this as it spins out. Truthkeeper (talk) 16:19, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
A few posts that may be of interest to you here User_talk:Jimbo_Wales#On_structural_and_categorical_sexism, and here Wikipedia_talk:Category_intersection#A_working_category_intersection_today. I have prototyped cat intersections, and it works, and it's easy for the user. Give it a whirl. --Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 00:55, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
Good to see you back
Welcome home. The chips and dip are still on the counter, beer is still in the fridge ... but they kinda changed a few things while you were gone (WP:ECHO) ... hope all is well with you. — 01:12, 2 May 2013 (UTC) (pssst ... go get your tools back - we could use the extra hand. :))
Discussion about novelist categories
Greetings! You are invited to take place in a conversation happening Category_talk:American_novelists#Stalemate here about how to move forward with discussion on subcategories of by-country novelist categories.— alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 16:04, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre
WikiProject Good articles (the first message I sent out went to only WikiProject members).
So for those who haven't heard about the Recruitment Centre yet, you may be wondering why there is a Good article icon with a bunch of stars around it (to the right). The answer? WikiProject Good articles will be launching a Recruitment Centre very soon! The centre will allow all users to be taught how to review Good article nominations by experts just like you! However, in order for the Recruitment Centre to open in the first place, we need some volunteers:
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing this program bring new reviewers to the Good article community and all the positive things it will bring along.
A message will be sent out to all recruiters regarding the date when the Recruitment Centre will open when it is determined. The message will also contain some further details to clarify things that may be a bit confusing.--Dom497 (talk)This message was sent out by --EdwardsBot (talk) 15:09, 9 June 2013 (UTC)
Gastrointestinal tract listed at Redirects for discussion
An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Gastrointestinal tract. Since you had some involvement with the Gastrointestinal tract redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion (if you have not already done so). Emmette Hernandez Coleman (talk) 19:26, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Mexico State. listed at Redirects for discussion
An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Mexico State.. Since you had some involvement with the Mexico State. redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion (if you have not already done so). © Tbhotch™ (en-2.5). 04:37, 25 November 2013 (UTC)