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Deleted pages that may now be allowable=[edit]

I previously created pages around my books for the Shaytonian Chronicles. At the time, they were self published and therefore outside the rules ( though personally, I do not see why a book should be disallowed for that reason) Still, they are now published by Writer's Exchange in both ebook & hardcopy formats and so should be acceptable.How do I go about getting them reinstated? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Shaytonian_Chronicles

Thanks Karen Fainges Kfainges (talk) 19:10, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

  • I've posted a response on her talk page about reinstating the articles and editing with a COI. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 04:13, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

PROD =[edit]

Greetings. We suggest that articles in PROD be labeled with information on the quoted reason for deletion. The article inTRust is an example where the only data available states that you marked the article, waited for seven days and then eliminated it. This is insufficient. Wikiborg4711 (talk) 10:31, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Article on The World Solution for World Problems[edit]

I already tried to launch an article on the book The World Solution for World Problems which has an ISBN number and is officially published as an electronic book by PiCarta and you prevented publication. Now I have discovered, that there exist many articles on books on Wikipedia, for example, the book Where Troy Once Stood, which is even controversial. Would you mind to publish my article, which in my opinion is very imporatnt for the survival of mankind?

ArbCom Elections 2011[edit]

Time flies and its two years. I shall not be seeking a new term; Will be returning to writing articles on Wikipedia, what I've always loved to do.

Upon completion of my term I will continue to help out with my Oversight and Checkuser privileges, in particular if backlogs show up. And perhaps an extra hand if there is anything that calls for my experience.

As for the hottest election issue this year, the illegal arbcom-l leaks, I have this to say. As what I have promised back in my candidacy two years back, I am not embarrassed by any of my emails, thought processes, etc to the list. But what made me felt utterly helpless and disappointed was when I saw names and other personal identifiable information of editors being thrown up on WR ala Wikileaks and not bothered to be redacted.

There are positive changes in the works coming slowly but surely, I believe my fellow colleagues and prospective arbitrators would continue the excellent work beyond this year. - Mailer Diablo 14:13, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

Deleted Post[edit]

Hello,

I am not sure why the wikipedia page for Meghan Chavalier cannot be created and has been deleted on numerous occasions. She is an actress, author, singer and activist. Is it because she was in adult films? Because I've seen Jenna Jameson's page and she's no more relevant the next adult film star. She is a published author, singer with 3 cds readily available on any music website like Itunes and Amazon. She is an activist for the LGBT Community and she just happens to have starred in over 200 adult films. She is a legend in the transgender community and your constant deletion of her page shows me either one of two things you're a homophobe or you just have no idea who she is. Do you ever actually Google people when their pages are uploaded or do you listen to the random rants of homophobes who don't want people within the LGBT Community to get credit where credit is due? Acting as if one person is more important than another is one of the reasons I would never donate money to Wikipedia. That being said, I think you should undelete this page and give her the proper credit she deserves for all of the work she has done in her life. I find random articles about people on this website who haven't done 1/4 of the things she has done in the entertainment industry.

Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Monkeyburger (talkcontribs) 16:18, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia is controlled by rude people and bullies? If they can't explain their reasoning, they just ban?[edit]

I am neutral. I saw some genuine improvements that were possible in the Barack Obama article.

It seems that the article is guarded and heavily controlled by some thugs. They will make up fake excuses to get their way. I calmly made some suggestions. They just removed them without any discussion. "For Pete's Sake" was a typical edit summary.

When they found out that they don't have the mental capacity to rationally discuss why my edits are good and they have no ideas, they just ban me saying I am a sock. Their excuse is that everyone they don't like must be related to one another.

My suggestions was that some law call SCIP is not very important but that there were other things very important to Obama. I also said that we should stick with Obama and be careful not to just have a summary of the world or politics while he was in office. Similarly, I suggested that the paragraph about Libya be written about Obama's involvement, not just a history lesson about UN resolution this or that.

You can see that my suggestions are all good. Yet when they are unable to even explain their reasoning, they just resort to banning. I think that maybe they want to anger people hoping that the hurt party will start to vandalize. If so, that is a very sneaky way to damage Wikipedia (piss off people hoping a few percentage will vandalize).

Once again, look at my Barack Obama edits. Looks at them objectively. You will see that everything I wrote is of very high quality. I should be immediately unbanned. My username is Jack Paterno (I don't like that name and asked to have it changed so don't use that as an excuse)) Jack Patern (talk) 23:40, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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For making me grin with this [1], over! - The Bushranger One ping only 00:18, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Abortion case Remedy 1[edit]

Hi Mailer diablo. May I ask if you intended to abstain on Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Abortion/Proposed decision#IP editing prohibited? Your vote reads more like an oppose to me. Best, NW (Talk) 22:47, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

  • Thanks. Just went through it one more round and updated my votes. - Mailer Diablo 13:23, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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 :) JonasEncyclopedia (talk) 04:37, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
  • Thank you! :) - Cheers, Mailer Diablo 06:39, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

Bidsar[edit]

Good catch! :) I missed that one! - Alison 06:45, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

  • Hehe, no worries. Have a good day! - Mailer Diablo 06:47, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

RFA thanks[edit]

Thank you for your support at my recent successful RFA. Being now the new fellow in the fraternity of administrators, I will do my best to live up to the confidence shown in me by others, will move slowly and carefully when using the mop, will seek input from others before any action of which I might be unsure, and will try not to break anything beyond repair. Best, Schmidt, MICHAEL Q. 21:05, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

Reconsider LabX?[edit]

Can we reconsider the reinstatement for the LabX page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/LabX, and maybe changing it to "LabX Media Group". I have posted more details and references to recent changes on the Articles_for_deletion/LabX discussion page. 216.208.153.97 (talk) 18:23, 16 December 2011 (UTC)kp

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Thank you[edit]

Hi this is MegaVergan and I just want to thank you for unblocking me. Is there anything I could possibly do for you? MegaVergan (talk) 10:56, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

Request for Comments on Wikipedia:Representation[edit]

Hi there! My name is Whenaxis, I noticed that you are on the Arbitration Committee. I created a policy proposal called Wikipedia:Representation. I think that this policy would help the Arbitration Committee as well as the Mediation Committee because the goal of this proposed policy is to decrease the amount of time wasted when an unfamiliar editor files a Arbitration or Mediation Committee when other forms of Dispute Resolution have not yet been sought. For example, an editor may come to the Arbitration Committee requesting formal mediation when other dispute resolution areas have not been utilised such as third opinions or request for comments. A representative works much like a legal aid - there to help you for free and:

  • File a formal mediation case or an arbitration case on your behalf
  • Make statements and submit evidence at the case page on your behalf
  • Guide you through the expansive and sometimes complex policies and procedures of Wikipedia

This proposed idea can also help the editor seeking help because it can alleviate the stress and anxiety from dispute resolution because mediation and arbitration can be intimidating for those who are unfamiliar.

I would highly appreciate your comments on this proposal at: Wikipedia talk:Representation. Cheers and Happy New Year - Whenaxis about talk contribs 22:46, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

Re: Editor review[edit]

Thanks for reviewing my edits. I have replied to your review at Wikipedia:Editor review/Surajt88‎. Cheers. Suraj T 17:34, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

Shifted Info from History of the Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore)[edit]

Hi,

You mentioned in the edit history of History of the Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore) that you have shifted the MRT disruption incident. However you did not indicate it's new location and I would like to find out where is it? ♠♠ BanëJ ♠ ♠ 15:49, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

quadrant as contributors to Aboriginal history[edit]

It would be un fortunate for wikipedia to lose credibility on Aboriginal issues by allowing Quadrant to write about subjects they are openly bias about, Quadrant have been engaged in whats called "the history wars" for a long time, the methods used by Quadrant writers is very narrow focused on records alone and ignoring/devaluing any evidence as required to achieve the outcome they want to advocate, Im not in a position to challenge professional writers and thinks publishing the truth goes beyond who's the better writer or who can argue better, this is the second time I have sent an email concerned about the information a genuine person may get from reading bias materials, or the impact on A young confused Aboriginal trying to get information, I am going to continue to follow up the issue of Quadrant dominating the Aboriginal issues within Wikipedia while activly advocating a bias view of Aboriginal Australian history, A copy of all emails will be sent to the head office in America highlighting the effect this has on Wikipedias reputation as a non-bias source of information within Australia, although most of whats published on Wikipedia on Aboriginal Australians issues is mostly accurate I would encourage Wikipedia (national and international) to distance their web site from any political players with vested intrests, I will continue to contact wikipedia directly as it would be impossible to challenge professional writers that get payed to write about history and have access to records the public cant see, I love Wikipedia and cringe when Quadrant are dominating public opinion about Aboriginals, I look forward to a reply and hope I can continue to direct people to your site when researching parts on Australian/Aboriginal histories.

Thanks refer to email — Preceding unsigned comment added by 157.128.244.114 (talk) 03:08, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Your input is needed on the SOPA initiative[edit]

Hi Mailer diablo,

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Proposal to shut down WP Geographic Coordinates & ban coordinates on wikipedia articles[edit]

This means you. --Tagishsimon (talk) 11:57, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

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Betacommand 3 needs your votes[edit]

You are listed as an active Arbitrator in the Betacommand 3 case, but you have yet to vote on any remedies. I understand that you may be busy with other concurrent cases, but at this point a wide spectrum of remedies have been put up for consideration. ASCIIn2Bme (talk) 08:13, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

  • I have no stable Internet access for today, hopefully when its up tomorrow I'll finish it up. Please accept my apologies. - Mailer Diablo 08:53, 22 January 2012 (UTC)
    Sorry to be a buttinski here, but could you voice an opinion on #6 as well. I'll be honest in that I don't care which option you choose. I think it is far better that this ArbCom issue be closed than continue to linger. Any option you pick will help us determine an outcome sooner rather than later. Thanks in advance! Buffs (talk) 21:24, 6 February 2012 (UTC)
    Thanks! 70.115.252.108 (talk) 15:54, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

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Politics in the Wikipedia[edit]

Hi,

I've been going round and round the wiki looking for the exact process to use to report what might be a speedy deletion, but I haven't found the editing information that I might use, so I ask you.

This article:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Cancer_Research_Act

sounds dandy, except it is not about political history or Cancer. It is a political article supporting an upcoming California ballot measure involving a tax increase of which the majority of voters will not be paying one penny for. I believe, though the authors are being careful not to do so, that it is a Soapbox article without presenting any side to the issues presented but that of the authors who may very well be using Wikipedia's clout to freely promote their measure against the Rights of the Citizens in the Minority who will be affected and who stand no chance of defending themselves in the voting booth but for the mercy of the unaffected majority (often not likely), while the promoters may (they usually do) have a conflict of interest due to potential financial enrichment in their favor (as we say in California).

I will remind you that the Wikipedia guidelines do not support political causes, or taking sides.

Thank you, slearwig — Preceding unsigned comment added by Slearwig (talkcontribs) 11:59, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

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Grand Area article[edit]

I noticed you were responsible for deleting the Grand Area page on wikipedia by putting it up for 'proposed deletion'.

May I ask why? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 118.209.108.174 (talk) 08:12, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Hi, I am working on a draft page here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Tcgriffin/Grand_Area. I was wondering what was the issue with the previous page? --Tcgriffin (talk) 15:27, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Wee Shu Min elitism controversy for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Wee Shu Min elitism controversy is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Wee Shu Min elitism controversy until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on good quality evidence, and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. PhantomSteve/talk|contribs\ 11:16, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Teahouse updates[edit]

Hi Mailer! A few updates for you about Wikipedia:Teahouse, since you're one of our awesome Teahouse hosts!:

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  • The host lounge is open! Please take time to review the materials in the space and start contributing to the how-to pages. Your input is valuable. Not only is it great practice to get our minds thinking like hosts, but, you can also provide easy to understand instructions and sound bites for fellow hosts!
  • Join the conversation by participating on the host lounge talk pages[2][3]. We also have an IRC channel now for hosts to get to know one another, develop your skills, and eventually the channel will serve as an additional help space for new editors!
  • Let new editors get to know you by creating your Teahouse profile. Contribute your profile on the host page at the Teahouse! This serves as a fun way for new editors to get to know the people behind the usernames. You can post a photograph of yourself or an avatar, add a quote about yourself or something you enjoy, and share projects and activities you participate on wiki (with wikilinks).

Very exciting things are taking place, and we'll be opening the Teahouse no later than Monday. Feel free to ping me on or off wiki, and I can't wait to work with you to welcome new editors with a warm cup of tea :) SarahStierch (talk) 03:37, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

The Teahouse is Open![edit]

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Hi Mailer diablo! Great news: The Teahouse is open for business! We're ready to start inviting new users, answering questions and inspiring one another. If you haven't already taken a look at the links provided in the most recent Teahouse update, posted on your talk page, please do! Don't forget to add yourself to the Host page if you haven't already. What's next? Inviting hosts and reporting your invitation information.

  • Please familiarize yourself with this brief rundown of your responsibilities as a Teahouse host.
  • Use the invitation guide to invite new users and report your invites.
  • Make sure you have the Q&A page on your watch page and dive in when answers get asked! Feel free to ask your own questions - either seeking help or inspiring others to share their projects, ideas and inspiration for editing.

See you at the Teahouse! SarahStierch (talk) 18:51, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

Hey Diablo! Just dropping by to let the hosts know about some new suggestions I've made based on interactions at the Teahouse thus far. Please take a look when you can! Thanks and see you at the Teahouse. New suggestions regarding Q&A participation for hosts. SarahStierch (talk) 19:24, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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MfD nomination of User:Grahame/S[edit]

User:Grahame/S, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:Grahame/S and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of User:Grahame/S during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. mabdul 22:01, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

Teahouse ping![edit]

Hi MD! We haven't seen you at the Teahouse yet since it opened and I just wanted to drop by and say hi and see if you were still interested in participating in the pilot -if so, great! And if not, that's fine too, but it'd just be great to know your status (or if you're busy and will be helping out soon!)! We need hosts to be helping invite and continue to answer questions on the Q&A page! Let me know if you're still interested in participating in the pilot, and hopefully we'll see you there :) Sarah (talk) 23:44, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

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The Tea Leaf - Issue One - Recent news from the Teahouse[edit]

Hi! Welcome to the first edition of The Tea Leaf, the official newsletter of the Teahouse!

Spring has sprung! Stop by the Teahouse for a cup of tea under the cherry blossoms.
  • Metrics are out from week one. Week one showed that the need for Teahouse hosts to invite new editors to the Teahouse is urgent for this pilot period. It also showed that emailing new users invitations is a powerful tool, with new editors responding more to emails than to talk page templates. We also learned that the customized database reports created for the Teahouse have the highest return rate of participation by invitees. Check out the metrics here and see how you can help with inviting in our Invitation Guide.
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Traditional Britain Group[edit]

Hello. I am young (22) and new to Wikipedia. I was just about to start a new article page on the Traditional Britain Group when a thing popped up in front of me to say that you had previously deleted one. Please could I ask why that was. It ssems to be a thriving organisation according to various people I meet. It is here: www.traditionalbritain.org Maybe you could reconsider this? Thanks. TomTower (username). — Preceding unsigned comment added by TomTower (talkcontribs) 15:25, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

I've starte the talk pag for this recreated article, which hasbeen tagged as needing proper (ie not self-published)cites. These will, as per my comment on the talk page in question, be problematic. They have 'published' press releases, but gained no significant coverage.TheLongTone (talk) 20:56, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

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Removed your name from active hosts list for now[edit]

Hi MD,

Just writing to let you know that I've removed your name from the list of active Teahouse hosts, because it looks like you haven't participated much in the last few weeks. This wasn't supposed to be some passive-aggressive swipe at you; we're really just trying to make sure the list of hosts (and the host profiles that new users see) reflects people who are actively working the Q&A board, inviting new users, etc. This is so new users who are browsing through the host list feel confident that the people the see there are available and engaged. Anyway, we'd still love to have you around and value your contribution, so feel free to come by and add yourself back in when/if you want to take part. Any questions, ping me. Cheers, - J-Mo Talk to Me Email Me 22:27, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Request to userfy a (very) old AfD[edit]

Greetings! Zenfolio was deleted at an AfD in 2006. I think that since then it has risen in notability to meet the GNG (ie [4], [5]). Can you please userfy the most recently deleted version and any previous non G11/non G12 versions to User:VQuakr/Zenfolio for development prior to community review? In addition, thoughts on whether this really needs to go to deletion review (given the AfD is 6 years old and the closure decision from that time is not in dispute) before being moved in to main space would be most welcome. Thanks! VQuakr (talk) 04:21, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

question about CU[edit]

You recently checked an SPI I submitted. I understand IP and whatnot pretty well, and understand how you can confirm the socks I nominated. I dont understand how you found the additional socks that I did not suspect. When you use CU do you get a list of all users in the same ip range or something to compare with? Gaijin42 (talk) 14:51, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

File:Afd-safety.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Afd-safety.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Cloudbound (talk) 20:39, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Happy Adminship Anniversary[edit]

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Wishing Mailer diablo a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Armbrust, B.Ed. Let's talkabout my edits? 00:13, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

The Tea Leaf - Issue Two[edit]

Hi! Welcome to the second edition of The Tea Leaf, the official newsletter of the Teahouse!

  • Teahouse celebrates one month of being open! This first month has drawn a lot of community interest to the Teahouse. Hosts & community members have been working with the project team to improve the project in many ways including creating scripts to make inviting easier, exploring mediation processes for troubling guests, and best practices regarding mentoring for new editors who visit the Teahouse.
Springtime means fresh tea leaves...
  • First month metrics report an average of 30 new editors visiting the Teahouse each week. Approximately 30 new editors participate in the Teahouse each week, by way of asking questions and making guest profiles. An average of six new questions and four new profiles are made each day. We'd love to hear your ideas about how we can spread the word about the Teahouse to more new editors.
  • Teahouse has many regulars. Like any great teahouse, our Teahouse has a 61% return rate of guests, who come back to ask additional questions and to also help answer others' questions. Return guests cite the speedy response rate of hosts and the friendly, easy to understand responses by the hosts and other participants as the main reasons for coming back for another cup o' tea!
  • Early metrics on retention. It's still too early to draw conclusions about the Teahouse's impact on new editor retention, but, early data shows that 38% of new editors who participate at the Teahouse are still actively editing Wikipedia 2-4 weeks later, this is compared with 7% from a control group of uninvited new editors who showed similar first day editing activity. Additional metrics can be found on the Teahouse metrics page.
  • Nine new hosts welcomed to the Teahouse. Nine new hosts have been welcomed to the Teahouse during month one: Chicocvenancio, Cullen328, Hallows AG, Jeffwang, Mono, Tony1, Worm That Turned, Writ Keeper, and Nathan2055. Welcome to the Teahouse gang, folks!
  • Say hello to the new guests at the Teahouse. Take the time to welcome and get to know the latest guests at the Teahouse. Drop off some wikilove to these editors today, as being welcomed by experienced editors is a really nice way to make new editors feel welcome.

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Dispute resolution survey[edit]

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Dispute Resolution – Survey Invite


Hello Mailer diablo. I am currently conducting a study on the dispute resolution processes on the English Wikipedia, in the hope that the results will help improve these processes in the future. Whether you have used dispute resolution a little or a lot, now we need to know about your experience. The survey takes around five minutes, and the information you provide will not be shared with third parties other than to assist in analyzing the results of the survey. No personally identifiable information will be released.

Please click HERE to participate.
Many thanks in advance for your comments and thoughts.


You are receiving this invitation because you have had some activity in dispute resolution over the past year. For more information, please see the associated research page. Steven Zhang DR goes to Wikimania! 22:54, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

UTRS[edit]

I confirm that I have requested an account on the UTRS tool. - Mailer Diablo

Kevin McKay page[edit]

Hey Diablo,

I was about to create a page for the DJ/Producer/Label Owner called Kevin McKay but I was told to contact you because you deleted it.

Do you think I can create this page? I think his productions deserve to be mentioned in wikipedia, they are being reviewed in all the key dance music places; DJ Magazine, mixmag, Resident Advisor, etc and his production work on both Mylo and Linus Loves makes him an important electronic producer.

Please let me know your thoughts.

Kind regards, Lewiskaelin (talk) 17:48, 24 April 2012 (UTC) Lewis

2 separate messages[edit]

You're invited to the Hong Kong meetup on 18 May!

In other news... what do you plan to do with your archives when the Greek letters run out? Deryck C. 09:06, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Modifying of article : Hystory of rail transport in Poland[edit]

I was reading the above informative article for curiosity when wanted to try to tidy up the English as the contents was good but obviously written by someone not too familiar English in especially railway terms. As an Italian speaker, who has lived and worked in UK as student and then an engineer for 30 years, I realized that he was "Anglicizing" his mother tongue. Eg: he did not seem to know about superheated steam as the English for steam at temperatures about boiling point. Correctly in the article Mr. Schmitt is mentioned regarding superheated steam.

I edited this section as saved it checking for the end result.
Then I moved to the next paragraph about 5 driving axles Prussian freight locomotives to correct it (for example I replaced "class" for "series" etc.   however when I saved this paraph the last sentence about "war locomotive" wasn't being saved neither in the previous version nor in mine.  WHY!  I appreciate that a reference digit was there complicating matters.
COMING TO THE POINT: why did it happen.  I am new to edit and I do it rarely.
Thank you in advance for your attention,

Signed FNM600

(also class of Italian electric loco mentioned in the Italian version of wikipedia too) I am sorry but I cannot find the 4 tildes on my Italian keyboard (what ASCII is it?) as it has accented vowels instead! — Preceding unsigned comment added by FNM600 (talkcontribs) 03:56, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Cosplayot1h[edit]

I'm slightly confused by your response. Was a CU performed on these accounts? If not, was it because the CUs or stewards decided it didn't warrant one, or because of something else? Nyttend (talk) 18:23, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

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Please fill out our brief Teahouse survey[edit]

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Host feedback needed at the Teahouse![edit]

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Revdel[edit]

Someone just revdel'd a bunch of entries at User talk:Malleus Fatuorum and I think it was you (I'm not 100% sure I'm reading the right log). If so, why? If not, can you tell me how to figure out who did? Nobody Ent 15:25, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

  • Yes, but only to redact personal information (as indicated in edit summary). No comment was removed. - Mailer Diablo 15:37, 2 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Okay, understand now, thanks. Nobody Ent 15:43, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for !voting[edit]

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Thank you, Mailer diablo, for !voting at my successful RFA; I am humbled that you put your trust in me. I grant you this flower, which, if tended to properly, will grow to be the fruit of Wikipedia's labours. Love the comic at the top of the page! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:49, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

The Tea Leaf - Issue Four[edit]

Hi! Welcome to the fourth issue of The Tea Leaf, the official newsletter for the Teahouse!

  • Teahouse pilot wraps up after 13 weeks After being piloted on English Wikipedia starting in February, the Teahouse wrapped up its pilot period on May 27, 2012. We expect this is just the beginning for the Teahouse and hope the project will continue to grow in the months to come!

Thank you and congratulations to all of the community members who participated - and continue to participate!

  • What you've all been waiting for: Teahouse Pilot Report is released! We look forward to your feedback on the methodology and outcomes of this pilot project.
  • ....and if a pilot report wasn't enough, the Teahouse Pilot Metrics Report is out too! Dive into the numbers and survey results to learn about the impact the Teahouse has made on English Wikipedia.
  • Teahouse shows positive impact on new editor retention and engagement
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  • 409 new editors participated during the entire pilot period, with about 40 new editors participating in the Teahouse per week.
  • Two weeks after participating, 33% of Teahouse guests are still active on Wikipedia, as opposed to 11% of a similar control group.
  • New editors who participated in the Teahouse edit 10x the number of articles, make 7x more global edits, and 2x as much of their content survives on Wikipedia compared to the control group.
  • Women participate in the Teahouse 28% of Teahouse participants were women, up from 9% of editors on Wikipedia in general, good news for this project which aimed to have impact on the gender gap too - but still lots to be done here!
  • New opportunities await for the Teahouse in phase two as the Teahouse team and Wikipedia community examine ways to improve, scale, and sustain the project. Opportunities for future work include:
  • Automating or semi-automating systems such as invites, metrics and archiving
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Phishing[edit]

I still don't get how it is phishing (and the legal threats just keep coming)!--Deathlaser (talk) 20:57, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

  • Well, if he did tell me, I would have told you all his User name and he could've been indefed. If he wasn't an admin-why would he tell me to vote in an upcoming RfB.--Deathlaser (talk) 21:01, 13 June 2012 (UTC)
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Oversighting[edit]

I sometimes wonder about this tool. For example, some 80 diffs seem to be gone just like that. I guess there is no way of removing the information without removing the ability to cite the diffs? Ncmvocalist (talk) 03:23, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Thanks for participating in my RFA! I appreciate your support. Zagalejo^^^ 06:20, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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wait why did u edit things off of my page i clearly didnt put that much info on my page ok listen would u please tell me what was wrong on my page soooo i can have some peace of mind and if it iis worth it thx for the minor edit and thats excactly why i gave u a minor barnstar cause i feel like u have over loooked some of the things u said that u edited off of my page soooooooooooooooo here is a MINOR BARNSTAR for u and message me back when u get this peace out and PIPEBOMB wwecenarules 02:41, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

Unusual Correction/Modification[edit]

I have been reading the wiki about the The Law Society of Upper Canada. This is the Lawyer's Union in Ontario Canada. I would like to correct some of the statements made, but am unsure what personal documentation needs to be included as proof of my statements. Basically, my input would be an assessment of this Law Society, with my own personal experiences over the last 15 years as proof. This would ensure that others have the full information that they need before hiring an Ontario Lawyer. Much of the info that I would add to their wikipedia info is already posted on the website www.LegalMafia.Blog.com. Can I simply copy & paste my info into their wikipedia page? Should I also add a pdf copy of correspondence from the Law Society to prove my statements? How do I include pdf documents into the wiki info page? 184.148.50.239 (talk) 21:35, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

500th DYK yw[edit]

You're welcome. It means a lot coming from the user who, over seven years ago, welcomed me to the site. Daniel Case (talk) 18:09, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

Lazy K[edit]

I just noticed that on 28 Sep 2006, you deleted Lazy K. The AfD "discussion" is archived at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Lazy K, but seems to include no discussion or voting, just you deciding to delete it. I started to think "who does this guy think he is!?" then realised the page had been vandalised. You can check the actual discussion in history of course. (Maybe these pages should be permanently locked?)

However, that discussion is itself rather dubious. The article was originally "culled" in a mass deletion of all articles in its category. This was identified as an abuse of process and the deletion was reverted, but then a semi-mass culling was conducted by putting each up on AfD at fairly frequent intervals for short periods (3 days from nomination to deletion in this case.)

In the case of this article, the vote was 1 "keep", 1 "weak delete" (what ever that is) and two "deletes." However, one of the two deletion voters proposes to delete because he cannot understand it, and therefore it must be a joke (he's wrong, it's a real language that happens to demonstrate some obscure and difficult principles of computer science.) Worse, the other deletion voter is an anonym who has never made any other edit, and voted for deletion with a comment that itself seems to be a joke.

Bearing in mind that:

  1. the article previously sufferred a VfD process here: Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Lazy K which was much more thorough, and came up with a strong "keep" vote;
  2. Lazy K is not some kid's silly vanity project, the author is a highly respected academic with an Erdős number of 2, and several other WP articles are either about, or refer to his work: Special:Search/John_Tromp; and
  3. the code looks like line-noise not because it's being deliberately silly (like, say, Befunge) but because that's what SKI combinator calculus actually looks like

I would like to suggest this may have been a mistake. -- 202.63.39.58 (talk) 08:19, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

  • This discussion was done six years ago, which is a very long time. The quality of the article at that time could have been very poor and had no references. Personally, if you are able to recreate the article addressing the concerns in the AfD/VfD with reliable third-party sources that clearly establishes notability and is well-written, I would not object to its recreation. - Mailer Diablo 01:05, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

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The Tea Leaf - Issue Five[edit]

Stop by for a tasty glass of wiki-iced tea at the Teahouse, today!

Hi! Welcome to the fifth edition of The Tea Leaf, the official newsletter of the Teahouse!

  • Guest activity increased in July. Questions are up from an average of 36 per week in June to 43 per week in July, and guest profile creation has also increased. This is likely a result of the automatic invite experiments we started near the end of month, which seeks to lessen the burden on hosts and other volunteers who manually invite editors. During the last week of July, questions doubled in the Teahouse! (But don't let that deter you from inviting editors to the Teahouse, please, there are still lots of new editors who haven't found Teahouse yet.)
  • More Teahouse hosts than ever. We had 12 new hosts sign up to participate at the Teahouse! We now have 35 hosts volunteering at the Teahouse. Feel free to stop by and see them all here.
  • Phase two update: Host sprint. In August, the Teahouse team plans to improve the host experience by developing a simpler new-host creation process, a better way of surfacing active hosts, and a host lounge renovation. Take a look at the plan and weigh in here.
  • New Teahouse guest barnstar is awarded to first recipient: Charlie Inks. Using the Teahouse barnstar designed by Heatherawalls, hosts hajatvrc and Ryan Vesey created the new Teahouse Guest Barnstar. The first recipient is Charlie Inks, for her boldness in asking questions at the Teahouse. Check out the award in action here.
  • Teahouse was a hot topic at Wikimania! The Teahouse was a hot topic at Wikimania this past month, where editor retention and interface design was heavily discussed. Sarah and Jonathan presented the Teahouse during the Wikimedia Fellowships panel. Slides can be viewed here. A lunch was also held at Wikimania for Teahouse hosts.

As always, thanks for supporting the Teahouse project! Stop by and visit us today!

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My RfA[edit]

Thanks for partaking in my RfA. I'm glad I took my chances and gave it a go. Also, I still remember the advice you gave me several months back when I felt dispirited with my presence on this project. I've been suffering from clinical depression for a number of years (not gonna hide it), and the period from the latter half of 2011 through to the beginning of 2012 was an especially rough time for me emotionally and mentally. I've started on the road to recovery, and come to the realization that Wikipedia (and indeed, the world) is nowhere near as bad as I thought it was.

Anyways, take care. =) Master&Expert (Talk) 01:10, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

officialese[edit]

I was going to create the page but than I realized that you deleted this page in 2007. I have just noticed that similar pages exist for de.wiki (de:Verwaltungssprache) and it.wiki (it:Burocratese)... whoch is quite bizzare because they are two wikis much more selective than en.wiki, really. Just for your information, but considering also that the word appears in more than 24.900 entries on google books, I think that maybe restoring the page in en.wiki will reduce in the future content asymmetries. It will also help to give a more global taste to both current pages in Italian and German, which are too much focused on their language despite indicating with their name a very generic neutral meaning that should apply to all possible existing languages (the titles both mean "bureaucratic jargon"). Just my opinion, I don't have time for a complete "discussion" on the topic, I have just informed you. I won't therefore create any stub page here for the moment.--Alexmar983 (talk) 23:15, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

Singapore meetup invitation[edit]

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Proposed deletion of 5 articles[edit]

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The article Assan Abdullah Khan, Shazad Khuram Ali, Nabeel Hussain, Cossor Ali and Umair Hussain has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Living person. Arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences then released without charge. No other claim to fame,

While all contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. SamuelTheGhost (talk) 16:02, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Editor review/TheGeneralUser (2) Your review is required and will be greatly appreciated :)[edit]

Hi Mailer diablo Face-smile.svg! I have started my second editor review at Wikipedia:Editor review/TheGeneralUser (2). I will be greatly delighted, thankful and valued to have your review for me regarding my editing and possible candidate for Adminship. I see you also evaluate possible candidates for Adminship as you had chosen to do so on Wikipedia:Request an RfA nomination, so do evaluate me too! As you are a experienced and long term Wikipedian so i have asked for your kind review. Take your time to review my editing and give the best review that you can :). Feel free to ask me any questions you would like to on the review page itself. It will be a great honor to have you review me for which I will truly feel appreciated and helpful! I always work to improve Wikipedia and make it a more better place to be for Everyone :). Regards and Happy Editing! TheGeneralUser (talk) 19:46, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

The Tea Leaf - Issue Six[edit]

Hi! Welcome to the sixth edition of The Tea Leaf, the official newsletter of the Teahouse!

  • Teahouse serves over 700 new editors in six months on Wikipedia! Since February 27, 741 new editors have participated at the Teahouse. The Q&A board and the guest intro pages are more active than ever.
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Nomination of five articles for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the articles Cossor Ali, Shazad Khuram Ali, Nabeel Hussain, Umair Hussain, Assan Abdullah Khan are suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether they should be deleted.

The articles will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Assan Abdullah Khan etc. until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the articles during the discussion, including to improve the articles to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the articles.

I'm sorry that the PROD was refused because these articles were previously subject to AfD, so we have to use AfD again. SamuelTheGhost (talk) 10:28, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

International Biometric Group[edit]

Hello Mailer Diablo,

I am in the process of creating the wikipedia page for international biometric group. I am just wondering it was deleted in 2006. If possible, may you share the content that was posted at that time ? uiru — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wmaiouiru (talkcontribs) 21:51, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

Adopt-a-user[edit]

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Hi Mailer diablo. I'm leaving you this message because you have previously been involved as an adopter with Wikipedia's Adopt-a-user program. A clean-up of this program is currently underway, and as part of the process I am trying to find out who is and isn't still interested in remaining an adopter.

If you would prefer not to be part of the adoption program anymore, you need do nothing; when the overhaul of the project is completed your name will be removed from the list of active adopters. However, if you have current adoptees, an active adoption school or an interest in adopting in the near future, then please let us know by signing here.

If you want to remain in the project and can currently take on more adoptees, there is a serious backlog at Category:Wikipedians seeking to be adopted in Adopt-a-user; it would be enormously helpful if you could take on one or two of the users there. Please do keep an eye on the project for upcoming changes, we could use your opinions and your help! Yunshui  09:09, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:Inotstupid.JPG)[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svg Thanks for uploading File:Inotstupid.JPG. The media description page currently specifies that it is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, it is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the media was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that media for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of 'file' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "File" from the dropdown box. Note that all non-free media not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Hazard-Bot (talk) 04:04, 20 September 2012 (UTC)

Grammar in 'no article in Wikipedia' pages[edit]

Hi,

Just letting you know that the sentence:

If a page were recently created here, it may not yet be visible because of a delay in updating the database; wait a few minutes and try the purge function

uses incorrect grammar. It's not subjunctive mood, so it's just "If a page *was recently ..."

Regards,

John Buchanan

Zorpia[edit]

While reviewing articles in AfC, I came across one called Zorpia. It seemed to be fine, had adequate references, could still use a little work though. I decided it was enough to be accepted, and started to do so. But then I learned that the title Zorpia was protected because of a deletion (and if I read the discussion correctly, some spam of some sort) and I couldn't create the article. I wasn't quite sure what procedure to take to see about creating the page/removing the protection, so I thought I'd contact you; since you seemed to be involved in the deletion. The AfC page is here. Thanks for any help you can offer! CharmlessCoin (talk) 15:22, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

C'mon on back to the Teahouse![edit]

It's easier than ever to be a Host at the Teahouse
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Hi Mailer diablo! The Teahouse has recently went through some design changes in order to improve it's usability for new editors and for our Hosts. As a former Host, we'd love to see you back. A few changes have taken place about hosting:
  • A new and improved Host Lounge which features calls to action and resources.
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I hope you'll come back and join us, your skills at making new editors feel welcome and appreciated are invaluable to the Teahouse, and the Wikipedia community. See you there! EdwardsBot (talk) 17:31, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

October 2012 Singapore meetup invitation[edit]

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Freedom of speech = New WikiProject[edit]

Hi there, I'm notifying you as I noticed your impressive work on the GA Quality article, Odex's actions against file-sharing. I've recently gone ahead and created WP:WikiProject Freedom of speech. If you're interested, here are some easy things you can do:

  1. List yourself as a participant in the WikiProject, by adding your username here: Wikipedia:WikiProject_Freedom_of_speech#Participants.
  2. Add userbox {{User Freedom of speech}} to your userpage, which lists you as a member of the WikiProject.
  3. Tag relevant talk pages of articles and other relevant pages using {{WikiProject Freedom of speech}}.
  4. Join in discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Freedom of speech.
  5. Notify others you think might be interested in Freedom of speech to join the WikiProject.

Thank you for your interest in Freedom of speech, — Cirt (talk) 22:18, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

question[edit]

Curious to know why the english version of this wikipedia article was deleted? http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Area — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.149.216.99 (talk) 13:05, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

Nominate[edit]

Hi there. I'm going to apply for administrator status when I remove part vandalism, reporting and requesting deletion of some pages. It would be great to have the features that come with it. So to see if I (perhaps) could be administered, so I just wanted to contact you. Greetings Simeondahl (talk) 18:56, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

Re Madrid Links[edit]

Thank you very much for your message.

I only added the link in the useful links section because I believed that it was relevant to the article in question. It is not an advert, a way for me to make any money or an attempt to trick the originally collective spirit of Wikipedia.

Obviously I do not understand Wikipedia, as it seems to be the preserved playground of the few. So who exactly polices the police here?

Thanks for taking the time to message me, but I don't think that I will take the time to contribute again. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thehitchhikingguru (talkcontribs) 10:02, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

Undoing a mistake from 2005[edit]

This is a courtesy notice. I'm about to undelete juncture, on the grounds that we made a mistake in 2005 here when we were cleaning up the transwikification backlogs. I'm fairly confident that you have no particular attachment to the notion of this article being deleted, and you probably don't even remember deleting it. ☺ It was a speedy deletion after transwikification to Wiktionary. So I'm going to get on with the work immediately. Uncle G (talk) 11:57, 27 November 2012 (UTC)

  • Noted with thanks. - Mailer Diablo 06:09, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

Hand-coding[edit]

Hey all :).

I'm dropping you a note because you've been involved in dealing with feedback from the Article Feedback Tool. To get a better handle on the overall quality of comments now that the tool has become a more established part of the reader experience, we're undertaking a round of hand coding - basically, taking a sample of feedback and marking each piece as inappropriate, helpful, so on - and would like anyone interested in improving the tool to participate :).

You can code as many or as few pieces of feedback as you want: this page should explain how to use the system, and there is a demo here. Once you're comfortable with the task, just drop me an email at okeyes@wikimedia.org and I'll set you up with an account :).

If you'd like to chat with us about the research, or want live tutoring on the software, there will be an office hours session on Monday 17 December at 23:00 UTC in #wikimedia-officeconnect. Hope to see some of you there! Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 23:24, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

Query[edit]

Hi. Can you possibly tell me the correct email address for asking that content be removed from an article due to it being proprietory information? I can't figure it out from here. --Anthonyhcole (talk) 17:47, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

  • If it is non-public personal information or correspondence, request for Oversight is the one you are looking for. Copyright violations go to info-en-c@wikimedia.org (DMCAs are a bit special, they go here.) - Mailer Diablo 06:48, 21 December 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. --Anthonyhcole (talk) 07:23, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

Sharing some holiday cheer[edit]

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Michael Q. Schmidt my talk page is wishing you Season's Greetings! This message celebrates the holiday season, promotes WikiLove, and hopefully makes your day a little better. Spread the seasonal good cheer by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Share the good feelings.

Presenting HK's status[edit]

Mind sharing with us your two cents (at WP talk:WPHK)? 14.0.208.97 (talk) 01:27, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

Belated Happy New Year with a Toast![edit]

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Here's a toast to the host
Of those who edit wiki near and far,
To a friend we send a message, "keep the data up to par".
We drink to those who wrote a lot of prose,
And then they whacked a vandal several dozen blows.
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Discussion on the AFT5 Request for Comment[edit]

Hey Mailer diablo - this is to notify you that there is a discussion starting on the Article Feedback RfC talkpage that has ramifications for the RfC itself. Your input is much appreciated :). Thanks! and apologies if I've missed anyone Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 16:44, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

The Tea Leaf - Issue Seven[edit]

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Shankysupercool[edit]

I have started a discussion at WP:ANI#Shankysupercool which concerns a sockpuppet investigation you recently participated in. Your participation there is welcome. —Psychonaut (talk) 19:03, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

The Tea Leaf - Issue Seven (special Birthday recap)[edit]

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Cung Le's Wikipedia[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cung_Le Hello, I'm leaving this message to seek assistance from you to see if there can be a protection to Cung Le's wikipedia page. It seems that random IP addresses continue to revert his page to change his Ethnicity and Nationality to strictly just Vietnamese. I have provided many sources that label him as either a Vietnamese-American or a South Vietnam-born American, meaning he is currently an American that happened to be born in South Vietnam. In the talk page, a Mod had stated that he is indeed in fact an American based on all the sources. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Cung_Le Comment This is very clear, he was born in South Vietnam but all that does is make him "South Vietnamese born" place of birth does not equate to nationality (otherwise Australia would have a british prime minister); there is a source here that calls Le "South Vietnamese-born American" therefore unless someone can show with an equally reliable source he is a national of another country then we go with American. Any changes without such a source will be reverted in line with WP:BLP. Mtking (edits) 22:33, 27 December 2012 (UTC) However, he's already retired. Let me know what you can do or who I need to contact for further assistance in protecting his page.PinoyFilAmPride (talk) 23:44, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

Happy Adminship Anniversary![edit]

Wikipedia Administrator.svg Wishing Mailer diablo a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! LovelyEdit talkedits 22:50, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

Article voted to be deleted in 2006[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupa_Huq

The article was nominated for deletion in 2006, and the result was 'delete' as concluded by yourself.

However I notice the article still exists. Please can you delete it as per the result of the discussion? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.114.127.201 (talk) 18:33, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Use one of your station photo in my website[edit]

Hello,I am the webmaster of MTR expo(http://mtr.hk365day.com) I would like to use one of your photo for Kowloon Tong Station

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MTR-KowloonTong.JPG

If you can let me use it, please tell me what I should put for credit

Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ccya965041 (talkcontribs) 23:29, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

  • Yes, please follow the instructions as listed on the photo page itself - the requirements are listed there (including attribution). - Mailer Diablo 16:50, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Tenmei → Enkyo2[edit]

Please notice the reasons for a username change here. A simple name change was done here --Enkyo2 15:33, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

Possible Adminship[edit]

Hello! I am andrewrp, and I would like to get active editing Wikipedia again. Currently, as well as in the past, I have done article anti-vandalism work, as well as CFD's using NPwatcher. I have taken a brief hiatus from Wikipedia to work on other projects, but would like to start working again. In addition to my anti-vandalism, I would also like to get more involved on actually editing and improving articles, as I see this issue as a sort of weak point for me. My reasons for desiring administratorship are numerous. In my brief time I have been back here (though I occasionally monitored), there seems to be large backlogs in AIV, Speedy Deletion, as well as page protection. I have a pretty flexible schedule right now that would allow me to clear these backlogs when they become a problem. There also seems to be (not sure if this is the product of when I visit), a larger amount of vandalism then there was a while back. I realize I most likely am not ready for an administratorship yet. When I was getting started, I think I took my important position as a rollbacker and anti-vandalism watcher too lightly. I do feel, as well, I had not taken the time to thoroughly familiarize myself with various Wikipedia policies. As a result, I have gotten myself into various uncomfortable and very bad situations, which I feel could possibly jeopardize my candidacy. I would like to ask you if it would be possible to review my account and provide me with steps I may take as I return to editing that would help me not only become an administrator, but also help the Wikipedia community as a whole. Thank you, and all the best, Andrew AndrewrpTally-ho! 03:04, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

Deletion review[edit]

I am the Marketing Director for iS3, and I am trying to repair our sullied reputation from many years ago. You deleted our company page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IS3 back in 2006 and I wanted to see how I could get it reactivated to publish legitimate content on.

The company changed management in late 2011 as a direct result of the mismanagement and malfeasance that brought you to your decision, and I cannot deny the sordid past this organization had. But since I came aboard in early 2012, we have taken great strides to move forward as a company.

Our STOPzilla brand now has several products that have been independently tested and certified. We are a Microsoft certified partner. All of our support and development is done in the United States. We are a legitimate company, and I would like the opportunity to display that and repair our brand on Wikipedia.

Webmeisterx (talk) 15:19, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

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Orphaned non-free media (File:Tgvlogo2000.jpg)[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svg Thanks for uploading File:Tgvlogo2000.jpg. The media description page currently specifies that it is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, it is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the media was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that will be useful. However, please note that media for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

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Please can you help with the local tv page[edit]

You have reversed the inline link I added to Mustard TV but there is no wiki article to link it to. So either all local tv stations listed on that page should have links removed (although they all are public service broadcasters) or none. Made in BC is inaccurate on that page too.

The arrival of Local TV in the UK is the biggest change in broadcasting for decades. Can I request that someone researches it properly and writes an article perhaps? Pkmornington (talk) 07:17, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

Books and Bytes: The Wikipedia Library Newsletter[edit]

Books and Bytes

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Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Swiss3312[edit]

Hi, I added some more information to this SPI, as requested. Thanks. Logical Cowboy (talk) 22:55, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

Article restoration[edit]

Hello! Back in 2007, you were the closing admin for this AfD: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Holy Knights

The band now satisfies criterion 5 of WP:MUSIC by virtue of releasing a second album via Scarlet Records [6]. Therefore, the articles for the band and their first album, A Gate Through the Past should now be restored. They were both very stubby, but I will expand them. Thank you! Óðinn (talk) 18:33, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

Deletion review for Holy Knights[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Holy Knights. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. Óðinn (talk) 05:43, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Hello, I wonder if you could advise? I'm the main editor of "Churches of Rome Wiki", and have added several hundred pages. Unfortunately, the original admin has not edited for at least five years and seems now to be permanently offline (this is a rumour), and the only other admin has not edited for at least 3 years (Nina-no). She has not replied to requests for contact. There are now problems with vandalism that are not easy for an ordinary editor to deal with easily, and also random variations in font size in the text have appeared as from yesterday Dec 4th. I suspect that I should apply to be an admin. What do you think?

Regards Basilwatkinsosb (talk) 08:40, 5 December 2013 (UTC) (Basil Watkins OSB, St Augustine's Abbey, GU4 8QR, England)

Alter ego[edit]

Hello, I noticed a problem on the above page and created a thread on the talk page, however, nobody has picked-up this thread in several days, so I ask for your advice and assistance, please see here:

It seems there is no mention at all of the common usage in regards to the synergistic relationship between two people, but rather singular focus on the dual personality expressed by some people (individuals) either in an intrinsic (probably autonomous, unintentional) psychological (clinical) sense or in an extrinsic (deliberate or intentional) acting or dramatic sense.

Since different people from different cultural backgrounds or from different disciplines may interpret the meaning of "alter ego" differently, this could be seen by some as controversial. However, several dictionary definitions (including Wiktionary), do make these different interpretations clear.

My sense is that probably the page started out as an article on psychology, then others added-in the bits about alter-egos in drama and the performing arts ... which, IMHO, just muddies the waters.

I am inclined to think that this page should become a disambiguation page, with sub-pages (per my talk page comments) for each of the specific usages. There are, of course, other ways to handle this to make clear each of the possible usages and interpretations of alter ego.

However, to avoid initiating an edit war, perhaps an interdisciplinary team should review this page and recommend what actions should be taken to make this page more helpful to the uninitiated.
Enquire (talk) 21:53, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

  • The following copied from my (talk) page, to maintain the thread - Enquire (talk) 02:26, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Usually other disciplines on a same given phrase may be given separate articles if they contain sufficient detail to become a standalone article. Otherwise, the other meanings (in this case, those outside of psychology) usually are moved to Wiktionary as they are merely definitions, and removed altogether from the article. - Mailer Diablo 16:57, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
  • P.S. Apologies for the late reply. - Mailer Diablo 16:57, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

From my perspective, as is, this article is misleading because it ignores a key interpretation of "alter ego". In common usage in many parts of the world, alter ego is usually understood to mean someone who is close to the first person, possibly their reliable confidant or someone who can stand in at any time for the first person. Within psychology, however, it is understood to refer to a personality disorder or, in the arts, a performer's theatrical persona.

However, I do agree that this article may have insufficient detail at this time. Also, we have both note that this article currently has a multiple issues tag. So, clearly work needs to be done. IMHO, this should include addressing the issue I raised here.

Like you, I have been editing on Wikipedia for about a decade, so I am well aware that unilateral edits of the nature I propose can lead to a nonconstructive edit war. I have no time or patience to indulge in such things.

I don't mind to help make that happen, but I would rather not edit the page unilaterally. Please note also that I have raised this issue in the alter ego talk page as a RFC, more than two weeks ago (2013-12-02) with no comment feedback at all. Surely there is a way to create some dialogue on how to proceed.

Enquire (talk) 02:26, 19 December 2013 (UTC)
  • @Enquire: - Ah, I see what has happened here. It was listed on peer review instead of Article RfC. I have fixed it for you, hopefully the community will give some input. I have also dropped by a few noticeboards so they will come in to have a look. - Mailer Diablo 18:32, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library Survey[edit]

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Damion Scott soccer[edit]

hlsz.hu/index.php?tid=7&Jatekos=hPLf_da06d07 here is a link showing Games played of Damion Scott. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Soccer2323 (talkcontribs) 21:56, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

adatbank.mlsz.hu/pr01/p01_jegyzokonyv_nez.asp?p_merk_id=273695

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymX6qwPnMGw here is a video link

http://www.unt.se/inc/print/enkopings-fina-form-haller-i-sig-890873-Default.aspx

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28003877@N07/3005654593/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28003877@N07/3006480194/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28003877@N07/3006471154/in/photostream/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Soccer2323 (talkcontribs) 22:32, 16 December 2013 (UTC) http://en.academic.ru/pictures/enwiki/68/Damion_Scott.JPG — Preceding unsigned comment added by Soccer2323 (talkcontribs) 22:38, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Human trafficking article has been HACKED (blatant vandalism)[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_trafficking

150.142.232.5 (talk) 18:35, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Not Md, but - Earlier, someone vandalized Template:Library link about which is included in that article, apparently. It's been fixed and protected. Georgewilliamherbert (talk) 18:59, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

User:089baby[edit]

I am writing because of your involvement in the sockpuppet investigation into this user. Specifically, you are the last person to perform a CU in this case. Having used five new socks in the last six weeks or so for a total of twenty this year, the case has clearly gotten to a point where blocking is simply no longer effective. After asking User:Mark Arsten about it, he said that it might be possible it might be possible to range block the underlying IP address. Is this possible in this case? If not, are there other options available to deal with this user? Thanks in advance for your help. Sir Sputnik (talk) 04:14, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Your block[edit]

Hi there. On December 22 I noticed you blocked a user named "Wicks Steve". I'm not sure what his beef is with me, but today he reverted one of my edits to "Eagle River High School," and swore at me in his edit summary. Now he seems to be randomly reverting my recent edits (I think this is called Wikihounding). I've never had this happen, so I'm not quite sure how to deal with it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Magnolia677 (talk) 00:35, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

This all began on 7 December 2013, when Magnolia677, under his previous name Richard apple, posted a comment to my talk page expressing his disapproval of the placing of a tag on the "Wilcox Academy" article‎. He seemed put out at not having got his own way, and suggested I should have made the edit to resolve the tagging myself, so I explained the situation. However, after further thought, I later decided to edit the article fully, and to the best of my ability, and available research.
I thought no more of it, until the revert to a minor edit to "Eagle River High School". The revert was so completely unnecessary, and I believed it to be the beginning of his Wikihounding of me. I can only apologise for allowing it to result in the insult, equally the random reverts were more of a knee jerk, defensive reaction, having said that, each of them has an appropriate edit summary. Wicks Steve (talk) 04:02, 26 December 2013 (UTC)
  • (To both parties) Okay, no one is Wikihounding each other. Let's assume good faith, and from this point on discuss the matters of disagreement on the article(s) talk page first (this applies to both parties). Seek consensus from other uninvolved editors as well before editing; no one wants to get into an edit war. - Mailer Diablo 04:09, 26 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your help. Cheers. Magnolia677 (talk) 04:39, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Can you clarify the use of direct urls in the body of an article. Under what circumstances, if any, are they permitted, and does a list constitute an article, if so, are they permitted in lists? Wicks Steve (talk) 02:32, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

  • Direct links come in two forms. Wikipedia:External links and Wikipedia:Citing sources. The former has a separate section at the end of the article and is normally used for official sites. The latter is used to refer to (usually online) sources that you used in reference to the statement that was made on the article. There are many forms of referencing/sources and this article lists out the procedures in detail. - Mailer Diablo 05:51, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

I am finding that article your referred to a little hard to read. Would you mind having a quick look at the recent revert to the article "List of high schools in Alaska" and confirm this use of direct urls is accepted, I have been given conflicting opinions. Wicks Steve (talk) 06:10, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Userfication of Abraham Levy[edit]

The article Raul Julia-Levy has in the past been edited extensively by the subject himself as well as other SPAs closely connected to him. Looking into its revision history I am interested to have a look at Abraham Levy, deleted by you following AfD discussion, and its history. Would you userfy it for me? Best, Sam Sailor Sing 12:18, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

A personalized New Year greeting[edit]

Hope you have a bright 2014! Acalamari 12:41, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi Mailer diablo, Happy New Year! I'm pleased to see that you're still very much an active editor. :) Best. Acalamari 12:41, 1 January 2014 (UTC)


Singapore Airlines and Singapore Changi Airport[edit]

The above two articles have lots of good content, but need lots of cleanup. Would you be interested in a collaboration to bring both articles to GA status? I could also help you with Kawasaki Heavy Industries C151. --J.L.W.S. The Special One (talk) 09:59, 7 January 2014 (UTC)


Can we please get your permission to use your photo of the Ngee Ann Polytechnic campus seen on Wikipedia at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NPcampus.JPG

in an educational book in the United States that is aimed at students and will go to school & public libraries ?

Thank you for your help & a quick reply !

Marty Levick Rosen Publishing New York martyl@rosenpub.com

Donald177 (talk) 21:28, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

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Cockeysville Middle School deletion[edit]

I recently made a new page for the Cockeysville Middle School. However, user:DMacks took it down because of the discussion 7 years ago regarding its deletion. I have reverted the page, but is DMack's reason valid?

The StormCatcher (talk) 20:09, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Potential GAs[edit]

Dear Mailer diablo, I hope you enjoyed your trip. Perhaps we could start discussing what material should and should not be included in the Changi Airport and Singapore Airlines articles? Looking forward to a fruitful collaboration. I also noticed your good work on Singapore Portrait Series currency notes, which I will polish in the near future. --Hildanknight (talk) 07:44, 28 March 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)

Discussion on Jimmy's talk page[edit]

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Singapore Portrait Series currency notes and Trim and Fit[edit]

The abovementioned articles that you wrote seem close to meeting the GA criteria. Is there anything that I should take note of when polishing them as part of my 2014 GA drive? --Hildanknight (talk) 05:45, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

I would like to meet someone in the Wikimania to explain me OTRS..[edit]

Hi, I'm in London now, and I am using mainly Chinese Wikipedia, but people in that wiki don't know how to use OTRS properly. I mean, I failed many times to understand the mechanism and feeling a bit frustrated. I just realized that I missed the preconference, but can we still meet up sometime? --shangkuanlc (talk) 06:29, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Re: new Abraham levy article[edit]

Hello,

I noticed you deleted an article about Abraham Levy. I am wondering if this is about: Abraham Levy (1995–2012) (officially the Communal Rabbi and Spiritual Head of the Spanish & Portuguese Jews' Congregation, not the Haham)

I would like to make a page about him. If this is the same person, please let me know why it was deleted. If it is not, then I will go ahead and make the article. Thank you.

--Daniel E Romero (talk) 10:31, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

About the OTRS for Photographer in Taiwan[edit]

Hi my fello wikimedian, Thank you for the post on my talk page for the OTRS process, I asked my friend who told me the photographer of this photo would like release his art work. If you read the post under the photo, you may find out that the photo have been reviewed by Wikicommons admin but they suspect its flickrwashing, and the photographer has provided proofs underneath the post. What should I do? Thank you for letting me know the process. --shangkuanlc (talk) 10:21, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for the reply, I am contacting the photographer, hope the end result may be good. --shangkuanlc (talk) 06:25, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

My talk page[edit]

Hello, Mailer diablo. Was it necessary to remove that bit from my talk page and to have it WP:Revision deleted or WP:Oversighted? I rather like to keep that kind of detail in my talk page record. Same goes for the talk page history of the article. I mean easily accessible, of course, not simply accessible by WP:Administrators. Flyer22 (talk) 01:17, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Singapore Portrait Series currency notes is undergoing GA review.[edit]

Thanks for writing Singapore Portrait Series currency notes! I nominated it for GA and the ongoing review will probably be placed on hold. Although I will do my best to address the concerns, you are invited to help out, so your work would receive greater recognition! --Hildanknight (talk) 14:39, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

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Singapore Portrait Series currency notes[edit]

I started a GA review of this page back in September. user:Hildanknight said you were the primary contributor and I should notify you. CorporateM (Talk) 16:01, 12 October 2014 (UTC)