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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!

It would be really helpful for growing the program if you would fill out this short survey about your usage and experience with JSTOR:


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

Happy anniversary[edit]

Happy belated anniversary. Stuartyeates (talk) 21:43, 3 April 2014 (UTC) (talk · contribs)[edit]

Please see There are more vandalism despite your block. Pls check the block. Thanks. -- (talk) 00:02, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Notable sources for "Alex Gilbert"[edit]

Hello Gadfium,

So we have another notable source for "Alex Gilbert" -- as well as and

When can this page- User:TreesCanTell be moved to "Alex Gilbert" Thanks very much for your help! --TreesCanTell (talk) 16:03, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Why do you believe that this person is notable? I've said before that meeting one's birth parents is not a notable thing. Having sources saying he met his parents, or that he met someone else from the same orphanage, is not sufficient to establish notability. Have you read WP:BIO?
If you do believe that Gilbert meets the notability criteria, you can move the page to the mainspace at any time, but there is a likelihood that someone will nominate it for deletion.-gadfium 20:49, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

haggagovic in tonga[edit]

the first egyptian go to tonga is a globetrotter ahmed haggaovic and her name wrote in tonga wikipedia page in arabic and me wrote the Reference -->

This is not in any way a notable fact.-gadfium 23:15, 7 April 2014 (UTC)


Marama Davidson's inclusion was my error to begin with, and the source was accepted as being Green Party candidate post 2011 election. I saw the 2013 date and quite forgot the by-election. I see I'm not the only one to fall into this trap, and I only realised the error when the anon editor pointed it out in his only edit summary. FanRed XN | talk | 22:40, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

St. Bernard's College Field image[edit]

Hello again. I put the image of the field of SBC several weeks ago. I clicked the image today and discovered that there is some stuff in the Metadata. Can you please remove it because I do not like it. Have a good holidays. Typhoon2013 (talk) 04:05, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

The image, File:SBC Field.JPG, is on Commons, which is a sister site to Wikipedia. I have no special rights there, nor do I have any great expertise in editing images. You could either make a request for the removal of the metadata at Commons:Graphic Lab, or remove it yourself on your own copy and then re-upload the image on Commons to the same file name.-gadfium 06:11, 15 April 2014 (UTC)


Requesting you to participate on the kochadaiiyaan page where a few editors are not allowing unbiased edits and presenting biased point of view by saying that the film is made in one language only while it is being made in multiple languages. please see my edits which are backed with sources. Marchoctober (talk) 23:29, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

I have not edited this article, and have no expertise on this subject, so I am not well placed to participate. You may find more knowledgeable editors by asking at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Film/Indian cinema task force. However, looking at the talk page it appears to be a confusion about whether the film was actually shot in multiple languages or shot in one and then dubbed into others. I would have thought this could be readily resolved by civil discussion between editors, and is not a case of biased point of view.-gadfium 03:00, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

ANI that may be related to your recent block of[edit]

There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents which may interest you. The thread is Vandalism at Wikipedia:Dispute resolution noticeboard. --Guy Macon (talk) 14:17, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I don't think my input is needed on this.-gadfium 20:14, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Invitation join the new Physiology Wikiproject![edit]

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Hoping for your cooperation! DiptanshuTalk 12:59, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

HackAkl: Transport Hackathon[edit]

IN case you're interested...

HACKAKL: Transport. Hack Auckland: Auckland's 1st Civic Hackathon

They are holding 3 meetings before the event. The 1st meeting is this week.

Other meetings will be on May 14, 5.45pm - 7.00pm and May 21, 5.45pm - 7.00pm Don't know much more. Just read about it during the weekend. Feel free to pass on the info if you know of others interested in the the info. regards Linnah (talk) 06:01, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for this heads-up. I probably won't go to this but I am hoping to go to nethui this year.-gadfium 06:47, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for being one of Wikipedia's top medical contributors![edit]

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In 2013 you were one of the top 300 medical editors across any language of Wikipedia. Thank you so much for helping bring free, complete, accurate, up-to-date medical information to the public. We really appreciate you and the vital work you do!

We are wondering about the educational background of our top medical editors. Would you please complete a quick 5-question survey? (please only fill this out if you received the award)

Thanks again :) --Ocaasi, Doc James and the team at Wiki Project Med Foundation

Block of[edit]

He's editing. See [[1]] and here. How can he edit when he is blocked? James the Knldge-Lvr (talk) 17:34, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

The block was for a month, and has just expired. Since the vandalism started again immediately, I have reblocked for a long period.-gadfium 20:33, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

mi: Ngā huringa hou (Recent changes) page[edit]

Hi Gadfium, could you take a look at the above sometime, looks like there is broken code appearing on the page. I guess recent updates aren't compatible with the old system files. Piwaiwaka (talk) 10:19, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

I do check recent changes on mi: a couple of times a day, and it looks fine to me. Are you using a skin other than Vector or any customisation of the interface? If I change skin to Cologne Blue I do see a stray character instead of the link to Notifications on the left side menu, and that applies to all pages. I don't know how to fix it myself but I can find someone to report it to on IRC or meta.-gadfium 20:16, 11 May 2014 (UTC)
I see it now; it happens if the language is set in preferences to Māori.-gadfium 02:14, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
OK. I guess Māori is the default setting, either way if you could report it that'd be great. Thanks for looking into it. Piwaiwaka (talk) 08:53, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
Reported at Bugzilla:65210. The problem has been removed for now by deleting an interface file causing it, and someone's looking at the underlying cause in the MediaWiki software.-gadfium 20:11, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
Excellent. Piwaiwaka (talk) 05:07, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:47, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Need admin help[edit]

Hello Gadfium, a new editor has caused a bit of grief as outlined here. Can you please restore this version of the Mid-Canterbury article? The 'restore this version' link does not appear to be available to me (perhaps due to a copy-paste move?) and 'rollback' isn't appropriate as these were good faith edits. There may also be a need for a history merge, but that's not my area of expertise at all. Schwede66 11:57, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Done. I don't see any reason why you could not have done so yourself - you just edit the version you wish to restore it to and save. Any "restore this version" link you see must come from a tool I don't have installed. There is no need for a history merge as the edits made were promotional.-gadfium 20:21, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for sorting it, Gadfium. And thanks for the heads up. Not sure where the restore link comes from, but I see it most of the time and given it wasn't there, I didn't want to create potential further problems. Schwede66 09:48, 11 June 2014 (UTC)
Hello. Thank you for your posts. The aim was to provide an overview of the district of Mid Canterbury, (no hyphen) and the correction to the title was to reflect the accurate title/name by records. Even though the current Mid-Canterbury page is about electroate, wouldn't it be appropriate to have all Mid Canterbury information, geographical, electorate, information about the district, etc. in one location? Then when other pages reference Mid Canterbury - it would link to one powerful source of accurate information? Maybe a solution would be formatting/sections? Yes, new to Wikipedia - but eager to add value and information about the district. Thanks. Look forward to your response. Emct (talk) 20:39, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
Please read WP:PROMOTION before making further contributions to Wikipedia. If you wish to provide more tourist-oriented information, then a more appropriate site is our sister site Wikivoyage.-gadfium 20:45, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
Standard practice (as I have previously supported) is that all New Zealand electorates should conform to our format of appending (New Zealand electorate) to the electorate name. Having Mid-Canterbury (New Zealand electorate) avoids such ambiguity. FanRed XN | talk | 23:18, 17 June 2014 (UTC)


I am sorry what I have done I went to Buddhism by country. 09:33, 19 June 2014 (UTC) by T0300987j

I'm vandalising?[edit]

how dare you accuse ME of vandalizing when my every page has been changed to link someone else's and all I do is add useful information — Preceding unsigned comment added by Minecraftracer16 (talkcontribs) 12:57, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

When did I accuse you of vandalism? I haven't posted to your talk page, and a look at your list of contributions doesn't show any articles that I would normally be interested in.-gadfium 20:17, 19 June 2014 (UTC)


Hi, could you take a look at File:JORDAN SIMON.jpeg. Don't know which CDS to use, but I think it needs to go (see history). Jarkeld (talk) 22:48, 19 June 2014 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done-gadfium 23:11, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Please temporarily block my account[edit]

I have a serious problem with security (and thanks for the help on the NZ articles). Arfæst Ealdwrítere (talk) 03:01, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Donghua Liu[edit]

Hi there. Just dropping a courtesy note that I've listed Donghua Liu for AFD here: [2] because it looks like a magnet for BLP problems. Hopefully I'm not treading on anyone's toes. Cheers. Daveosaurus (talk) 05:39, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

No problem.-gadfium 06:18, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

IP linkspammer[edit] who you blocked back in May for linkspamming (which is all that IP does) is back to his old habits with some new but very similar URL's. Just FYI; do as you deem appropriate. Regards, TransporterMan (TALK) 13:20, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Note - see also
Same provider. I have just now removed a few links. - DVdm (talk) 13:53, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, I've blocked the two more recent accounts. It may be worth running a check for additions of that url occasionally to catch more.-gadfium 19:44, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I have the entry—and its cousin—on my sandbox page. If/when they return, I'll propose blacklisting. Cheers - DVdm (talk) 19:54, 10 July 2014 (UTC)


Hi Gadfium. I just noticed this Special:Contributions/NZOFLC which appears from this [3] to act on behalf of the NZOFLC. I don't see anything wrong with their actual contributions but understand that organisations aren't supposed to operate corporate accounts. Could you have a quiet word with them to 'go legit' before they get blocked? Thanks. Daveosaurus (talk) 05:54, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Mt Albert Grammar School[edit]

Hi, can I ask you deal with this COI issue? You are more experienced than me with wikipedia procedures and rules (and I probably have a COI issue by being a former employee).

Estelle is the Communications Officer of the school, so is obviously paid to promote the school in a positive light. In my opinion, the sports issue is important for MAGS and Auckland schools in general because it's a widely occurring (and unethical) practice. Very few schools have been caught or punished for it, which makes this important.

However, as always, I will listen to your experience and wisdom.

Regards gmoney484 (talk) 21:43, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

I think the appropriate method for schools to deal with such reporting is to add references to how school policies have changed to avoid repeats of the problem. Unfortunately, the common response is to attempt to suppress the reporting, which may reflect a lack of policy changes.-gadfium 05:11, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Zealand nonsense[edit]

User talk:JonathanO Cunha (Me) was blocked by you, he seemed to have made a new account and make the same nonsensical edits on the Zealand and Danish-New Zealand relations articles: Special:Contributions/J.Ryan_O'Brien_1996_Girl. CRwikiCA talk 13:21, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I've blocked the new account.-gadfium 20:20, 21 July 2014 (UTC)