User talk:VQuakr

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Edit regarding Mumia Abu-Jamal[edit]

I recently made a change to the page ( regarding Mumia Abu-Jamal being a honorary citizen of Copenhagen. It appears that this is a widespread misunderstanding.

In 1998 a local council (that doesn't exist anymore) of a part of Copenhagen (Norrebro) made a decision to honor Mumia Abu-Jamal. This decision was not a decision of the city of Copenhagen and the case went all the way to the minister of internal affairs because it was stated that the honoring could be considered foreign policy.

There is no record of Mumia Abu-Jamal ever being an honorary citizen of the city of Copenhagen. To erase any doubt I have written the city of Copenhagen to confirm this and to provide a link to a list of honorary citizens of Copenhagen (if any). I will post here again when I get an answer.

I've got an official letter from a Copenhagen mayer (they have several). See the letter here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Taitsiak (talkcontribs) 12:18, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

deOrphaning script[edit]

Hello everyone! I was just working on responding to a couple bug reports for a script that I worked up as part of a request from this project, and I noticed that only a couple people (who weren't even on this mailing list) are actually using the script. A little history on the script: In March of 2014, Jim Cartar came to my user talk page and said he needed some help in acquiring a script for a backlog drive that he was working on that could keep track of and score deOrphanings for a scored backlog drive. I took that request to the project's talk page (BackLog Drive "DO" (De-Orphaning) script proposal) and there was near unanimous support for this. I thought about the proposal and decided the best way to do it was to build a new script (which is still no where near as comprehensive as Manishearth's OrphanTabs) and build into it a mechanism that will make BLD scoring easy.

What I'm wondering at this point is, since there appears to be only two people using the script, should I continue to develop this script with a goal of using it for scoring BLDs or just debug the existing script and leave it at that. Thanks for any replies or comments.

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That's what I tried to do...[edit]

Hello from Newberg! I have never edited a Wiki before with only an 8 grade education it's really not my thing however that water, gas, internal combustion direction it went hit a nerve. Thank you for cleaning it up for me. GO DUCKS! Titan-kronos (talk) 08:18, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

Sockpuppet investigation[edit]

Hi, VQuakr. I like to inform you about this Sockpuppet investigation. I do not suspect you directly, but your name came up several times in the investigation, both as a partisipant in the editwar (e.g. diff, and in warning/reporting of the user on the "other side". I also noticed that you have started several sockpuppet investigations yourself, so I believe you are familiar with the consept, and that you may want to comment. Erlbaeko (talk) 12:28, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

AfD Shooting of Meagan Hockaday[edit]

Hello VQuakr -- thank you for your interest in the Shooting of Meagan Hockaday article. In the WP:EFFECT guidelines, there is the following qualification: "It may take weeks or months to determine whether or not an event has a lasting effect. This does not, however, mean recent events with unproven lasting effect are automatically non-notable." The Meagan Hockaday investigation, when viewed in context of recent officer-involved shootings in Oxnard, along with the extensive news coverage, demonstrates a regional (if not national) interest in the shooting. Are there any suggestions for improving the article that I can consult? Any help in finding such resources would be much appreciated. Thank you. Vaparedes (talk) 05:45, 22 May 2015 (UTC)


See Wikipedia:New pages patrol/Noticeboard#WordSeventeen. This is a good example of the problem. I see six bad nominations as potentially six lost new editors. The nominations get rejected but the damage is done. I suppose we can get him to say he will not do it again, but that hardly addresses the problem. He was only spotted by accident and could have done a lot more harm. We need much faster detection and, in my view, tougher sanctions. Aymatth2 (talk) 02:12, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

  • Angela Black may be a real example. The subject is now aged about 65, probably retired. The tone is positive but not promotional. This first article by Anizhoni (talk · contribs) credibly claimed significance and gave sources, but was nominated A7 in less than an hour. The nomination was declined, but the newbie has done nothing since. Aymatth2 (talk) 13:50, 24 May 2015 (UTC)