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FYI[edit]

I've just created Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#Mass_of_notablity_violations_in_progress and Wikipedia:Notability/Noticeboard#Mass_of_notablity_violations_in_progress. Chrisrus (talk) 00:16, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

AN/I thread[edit]

A thread was opened at [1]. As an administrator I would like to ask you to pause creating these articles until that thread has been resolved. In particular, it would be helpful if you could give links to any relevant discussions about creating these articles. If there is consensus at the end that the articles are OK, then a short pause will not matter, while if there is consensus against them then it will reduce the mount of cleanup work. It is too soon to tell, and I have not looked into it in detail, which is why I am simply asking you to pause in the meantime. Thanks, — Carl (CBM · talk) 00:17, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia has become an impersonal, unfriendly place. Growth and innovation are unrewarded and unwelcome. The sense of humor and the camaraderie are dead. There is no more community any more.

Above all else, I was an editor from November 8, 2003 to November 19, 2011. --Merovingian (T, C, L)

Hello Merovingian. While Wikipedia has negative elements and conflicts, I don't think it's entirely impersonal or without merit. Sometimes it helps to take a break and try working on different projects for a while. You might find, for example, that working on WP:PR or helping other editors with their projects is beneficial and rewarding. Just a thought. Regards, RJH (talk) 16:45, 20 November 2011 (UTC)
I will truly miss seeing your asteroid stubs show up in Special:NewPages. Best wishes, and good luck. →Στc. 21:59, 20 November 2011 (UTC)
You did? Were you trying to look out for bad new article creations or something? You checked what the articles were? Why didn't you say something? Did you say anything? What happened? Chrisrus (talk) 04:02, 21 November 2011 (UTC)
Kind of a bad place to make a point. If you think there's a problem with something, this isn't the place to complain. — Moe ε 22:43, 21 November 2011 (UTC)
It's not to make a point. It's to find out how this happened. Chrisrus (talk) 22:48, 21 November 2011 (UTC)
I would suggest you take my advice and stop beating a dead horse. If Merovingian has left Wikipedia, there is nothing to accomplish commenting on his talk page. — Moe ε 22:51, 21 November 2011 (UTC)
on the contrary, we have to study why people leave, in order to save the place. "camaraderie is dead" could use with an exit interview. Slowking4†@1₭ 13:18, 22 November 2011 (UTC)
If you have a legitimate concern with something, take it elsewhere to a relevant project page or noticeboard since he is inactive. His talk page, nor any users talk page, isn't for "studies" of why people leave. — Moe ε 15:25, 22 November 2011 (UTC)
See you around, friend. — Moe ε 22:34, 21 November 2011 (UTC)
Discussion is still ongoing, as it should be: see Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)#Inconsistent application of notability. As someone who is science-literate but not a scientist, I was and remain fascinated by your work on Minor planets. I'm now wondering what will happen to all the Lepidoptera articles I contributed to that wouldn't appear to pass WP:GNG. Or for that matter, Cricket players, or Australian Football players. Even if you aren't contributing, please keep watching. Stay around, Merovingian.--Shirt58 (talk) 14:40, 22 November 2011 (UTC)
Ah... ...too bad. While I don't 100% agree with what you say, I certainly understand it. I note an Arbitrator recently remarked that an apparently productive strategy would have been "so 2007". I feel that there is a conflict between creators and curators. (If I were being uncharitable I might say those who want to do what curators do, but fail miserably.) Rich Farmbrough, 21:58, 3 December 2011 (UTC).

Proposed deletion of (10562) 1993 UB1[edit]

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File source problem with File:Richard t harris.jpg[edit]

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MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Merovingian,

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 obar@msu.edu (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 obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chlopeck (talkcontribs) 04:07, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of Werken for deletion[edit]

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Happy Adminship Anniversary[edit]

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Wishing Merovingian a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Armbrust, B.Ed. Let's talkabout my edits? 00:02, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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hi

Saruman IV (talk) 05:59, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of 24968 Chernyakhovsky for deletion[edit]

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Science lovers wanted![edit]

Science lovers wanted!
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Hi! I'm serving as the wikipedian-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution Archives until June! One of my goals as resident, is to work with Wikipedians and staff to improve content on Wikipedia about people who have collections held in the Archives - most of these are scientists who held roles within the Smithsonian and/or federal government. I thought you might like to participate since you are interested in the sciences! Sign up to participate here and dive into articles needing expansion and creation on our to-do list. Feel free to make a request for images or materials at the request page, and of course, if you share your successes at the outcomes page you will receive the SIA barnstar! Thanks for your interest, and I look forward to your participation! Sarah (talk) 20:09, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of Sharon Labchuk for deletion[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:AKNatlForests[edit]

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File:1917 flute.jpg needs authorship information[edit]

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List of MInor Planets[edit]

Are you interested in working on improving and completing List of minor planets? Chrisrus (talk) 03:26, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

Needed: someone to add, for each entry on the LOMP, the object's "group", i.e.: Main belt, etc. The LOMP user is being denied this basic info.
By the way, other columns could be made there, too, for orbit info. There is a way to draw a graphic of each item's orbit, and that graphic could be housed in a column or columns, too. I have seen some minor planet articles that have these already.
Rich Farmborough and others seemed to be saying that, just as an orbit-gif could be made for each item in a "group", a mega animated graphic could be made showing the entire group at once, not unlike the main belt graphics on You Tube, which would make our collection of minor planets superior to the site that houses them now, and also do YouTube one better by allowing zooming in and out and running forwards and backwards in time, which might allow someone to predict collisions and such.
But let's not get too far ahead of ourselves. Right now, the important thing is that column to place each item's "group", and then to fill that column so a LOMP user would know what each MP is, i.e.: a main belt or trojan or whatever; I don't know the proper term; its "group". Chrisrus (talk) 05:05, 24 July 2012 (UTC)
This conversation continued here.

Hi Merovingian[edit]

I simply wanted to say hello, I'm Penyulap, and I saw someone had left a note on Richard's page, with a link to your recent contribs. I was attracted by your name, and the edit summary. Familiar. Penyulap 16:48, 24 Jul 2012 (UTC)


And welcome back. One of the regulars who it will be good to see around again. Rich Farmbrough, 01:42, 25 July 2012 (UTC).

Welcome back, also. I haven't been as active as I'd like to be, pretty much because there's only so much you can accomplish by web browsing from a phone as opposed to a real computer. If you're still maintaining an interest in Juneau articles, I recently created Marie Drake. It could use more sources, but I think I have a few I can consult. Also, I would recommend Winter & Pond and B. M. Behrends Bank as subjects which could use articles.

The main reason I'm writing is this: the redirects Fliptown and Fliptown, Alaska have been troubling me for quite a number of months. I nominated them for deletion, believing them to be a racial slur against Juneau's Filipino community. I overlooked that you created them, so perhaps there may have been a reason? The term doesn't appear in the Juneau article or anywhere else on Wikipedia that I can find. If the term was found in the article before, was it deleted for the same reason I'm nominating the redirects? Cheers.RadioKAOS (talk) 19:54, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

User_talk:ChrisGualtieri#NASTRO[edit]

I thought you might be interested in meeting Chris Gualtieri. Please if you would do have a look at this thread and comment as you would. It seems he wants to help improve our storage system for information about astronomical objects that do not pass WP:NASTRO, such as improving List of minor planets and so on. He maybe could use some advice from you. Chrisrus (talk) 04:18, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Distance Records[edit]

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Help with Preston Cloud entry?[edit]

Hello Merovingian! I'm a brand-new wikipedian interested in the article you originally created about my father, the Earth Scientist Preston Cloud, which I'd like to expand and correct on the occasion of his centenary next week... I'm REALLY green here and am unable even to make out whether you're active in WP at this time, but I'd like a little guidance and I don't want to step on any toes, and since the only other 2 wikipedeans I can see who've done anything except maintenance (Aavindraa and Alan Au) appear to be currently inactive, I thought I'd start by asking you :-) ...I looked around WP with an eye to contributing about 9 years ago and my recollection is of a less-opaque environment ;-) ...any very strong suggestions, or shall I just bash away in the sandbox until I feel confident? Thanks! Kbrucecloud 08:58, 21 September 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kbrucecloud (talkcontribs)

Category:Severed Heads[edit]

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Nomination of (40271) 1999 JT for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of (44731) 1999 TF18 for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of Cats and Kittens for deletion[edit]

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Rollback[edit]

I'd like to get more involved in helping Wikipedia (so far I have only edited pages for grammar, flow, and information) and I was wondering what the requirements and priveledges of a rollback user are, or which extra right I would be able to use best to improve my track record and contributions to the project. Thanks!

Cor Ferrum (talk) 23:57, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of 20606 Widemann[edit]

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Nomination of 20606 Widemann for deletion[edit]

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Discover the World of Money[edit]

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ITN edit[edit]

Hello! I noticed that you performed this edit without commenting on the previous one, so I'm writing in case you overlooked it. Thanks! —David Levy 02:38, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

Feel free to revert; I suppose the status of the 37b page should be sorted out first. --Merovingian (T, C, L) 02:50, 22 February 2013 (UTC)
I'm unsure of which article should be linked, so I don't intend to revert in either direction. I just wanted to bring the matter to your attention.  :) —David Levy 02:55, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

58671 Diplodocus[edit]

Hello. You wrote that the asteroid ist named after the dinosaur. The IAU states that it is named after the newsletter of the Houston Museum of Natural Science, see [2]. The newsletter is called Dashing Diplodocus. The George Observatory in Needville, where the asteroid was discovered, is associated with the museum. The museum has Diplodocus bones on display. That's all. Where's your information from that the asteroid is named directly after the dinosaur as such? Regards, --Gereon K. (talk) 09:44, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

File:Kiny logo.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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(35085) 1990 SL11[edit]

Hello, and thanks for creating this article. It's now been tagged for WP:NOTABILITY. Could you look it over and see if you can help? Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 16:17, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Also (285285) 1998 SP63 and (24883) 1996 VG9. Boleyn (talk) 16:18, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

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Your RuneScape account[edit]

Hello Merovingian,

I would like to take your Wikia account Merovingian since your not editing there anymore. Please reply to me ASAP. Markcos (talk) 11:11, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

Advice Polack[edit]

One really cant help wondering if deleting a page as an 'attack page' is a good idea - especially when it was fully referenced and created by a senior Wikipedian, User:John Vandenberg, are we to ban him now as a subversive undesirable?. Even more incompressible is that you delete the page so quickly after it's nomination while a debate is ongoing. Most curious. I've no doubt you have your reasons; if not - I strongly suggest that you invent some.  Giano  20:22, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

I second that. Had you checked the log you would have seen that the page had been deleted before as G10 -- which absolutely doesn't apply -- and then immediately restored by someone who knew better. Your action was especially irresponsible given that a discussion had just begun not an hour earlier among 4 or 5 editors, re source reliability.
What in the world qualified this for G10?
EEng (talk) 20:36, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
I'd like to thank you, Merovingian, for such a swift action. For those who might not realize the significance of your decision, I included sensitive data in my rationale on the talkpage there, which under no circumstances should be featured in Wikipedia, that's why the removal was not only necessary, but also urgent. Thank you again, Poeticbent talk 22:03, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
I'm sorry... where is this sensitive information to be seen? EEng (talk) 22:19, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

The Barnstar of Integrity[edit]

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awarded to Merovingian who have shown to be a person of integrity and honor; a stand-up guy, high-principled and honorable. Thank you. Poeticbent talk 03:59, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Brantley Mobile Home Park, Alabama for deletion[edit]

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Article request[edit]

We had a red link to Reds Meadow, CA on an article I was working on, Coyote attacks on humans. It seems to be a real place where a notable incident happened: some coyotes suddenly began attacking people, so I made this redirect to West Bishop, California, which was as close as I could get, but as I recall it was not the same place, just the nearest place. Do you think that's as close as we can get the readers of that article to Reds Meadow, the place where it happened? How can we better link readers of that article to the place where it happened? As I recall, it's also notable in that it's at the terminus of some historic trails upon which some notable travels took place. Chrisrus (talk) 06:10, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for helping me. I have run into another place where something important happened and for which the link remains red: Vargas Island. We have Vargas Island Provincial Park, only, so I piped it through to that article. I didn't turn it into a redirect there because I wasn't sure if that would be right. After all, a Provincial Park is one referent, and the island itself is another. But I'm not sure so I thought I'd ask your opinion. I think the Island should get an article of it's own. WHat do you think? You can reply on my talk page as before, but if you would let's keep the conversation in coherent context. Chrisrus (talk) 04:57, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

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Nomination of Balle Mobile Home Park, Alabama for deletion[edit]

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question[edit]

In the section Canis_cedazoensis#Fossil_distribution, there is a red link to Cedazo, Mexico. Google hints it may be in San Luis Potosi. Do we have an article about that place, and, if not, do we have another article that is pretty close and would be the best we have in order to pipe the reader through the link to that article, so that s/he will end up fairly close to Cedazo, Mexico? Chrisrus (talk) 00:52, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of Boring, Tennessee[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Abbotswood, Hampshire[edit]

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53rd and 6th[edit]

Hi,

I am currently attempting to restore that article through DRV. I posted the request several hours ago to have the article restored while awaiting the outcome at DRV. So far I have not received any responses. I was wondering if you could restore the article so I can edit it, add some citations, and remove some cruft. A cart with over 4000 ratings on yelp with 4 and a half stars is notable I thinking the premise on which it was deleted is invalid as well.

If you can restore the full history to some other links so that I can view the history additional citation that would be great!

(all the same cart)

Second article was hoping to work on was Jim's Steaks which was deleted speedy, however I have extensive citations I will add and wikify the article over the weekend. Thank you so much! Valoem talk 22:01, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! Is it possible to restore Jim's steaks as well? I don't think there was too much there, but it is a speedy I am contesting as I have a large amount of information I can add.Valoem talk 18:38, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

An RfC that you may be interested in...[edit]

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Shentu[edit]

Hi,

I was wondering is you could userify the (full history) article on Shentu and the related talk page to my userspace? It is an uncommon Chinese surname and I would like what information was there. Thanks! Valoem talk contrib 15:54, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

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Request for comment[edit]

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Windows 97 listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for welcoming me to Wikipedia nearly 6 years ago by leaving a nice message on my talk page. It's still there, unedited. I didn't thank you at the time and really should have.

Thank you. Craig Mayhew (talk) 19:45, 12 August 2014 (UTC)