User talk:Gwalla

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WikiProject Professional wrestling newsletter message[edit]

It has recently been brought to the attention of WP:PW that the newsletter is being to delivered to several users who have not been actively editing for several months. As a result, their talk pages have become increasingly large, unmanageable and slow to load due to a lack of archiving.
In response, this message is being sent to all editors listed in Category:WikiProject Professional wrestling participants to say that anyone who does not list their name at Wikipedia:WikiProject Professional wrestling/Newsletter/Active before May 16 will be automatically listed at Wikipedia:WikiProject Professional wrestling/Newsletter/Nospam, and will no longer receive the newsletter or any notification of it. If you are added to Wikipedia:WikiProject Professional wrestling/Newsletter/Nospam, please feel free to remove your name if you desire.
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If you have any queries please contact me at my talk page or leave a message at WT:PW. Thank you for your co-operation. ♥NiciVampireHeart♥ 00:36, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Dark House request[edit]

hey mate i was wondering if you could help me find the list that was on the deleted page Dark House? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Uhuhuh8989 (talkcontribs) 18:03, 27 May 2010‎

This had been posted unsigned above my welcome message, so I didn't notice it for years. Moving it down into the message area. FWIW, it looks like he asked several people and somebody else already answered his query. — Gwalla | Talk 19:17, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Gwalla,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.

So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.

Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

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) 23:45, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, but it's been years since I was active as an administrator. — Gwalla | Talk 07:00, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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In lieu of the Yoga project's own barnstar, I award you for linking the terms in our article! Curb Chain (talk) 23:06, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Captain Haddock[edit]

Hi Gwalla. What would you say about this page, for example. Is it a reliable source: Tintin et l'aviation —Prhartcom (talk) 20:43, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

That appears to be a personal website (I could be wrong; I don't know any French but it doesn't look like a professional publication). Those are considered WP:SELFPUBLISHed and therefore generally don't qualify as reliable sources. See WP:USERGENERATED. — Gwalla | Talk 19:09, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

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Whoops! Fixed. — Gwalla | Talk 23:54, 27 February 2014 (UTC)