User talk:Nageh

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Please stick around[edit]

I've liked having you around, and I'd like you to stay. You're one of the good guys with substantial technical depth. Glrx (talk) 22:57, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

() Thank you for the kind words! You seem to be the exception, though. Alas, I don't see myself coming back.
The last incident where I was accused of supporting copyvio and purposefully misrepresenting the situation was just the tip of the iceberg. I'm certainly not saying that I was innocent but the amount of bad faith that is regularly assumed is startling. Everybody makes mistakes now and then, but if the majority stayed sane things could be more easily resolved rather than letting them escalate. What is more frustrating in my case is that my apology hasn't even been accepted, as far as I can tell, and the message that I tried to bring across was to no avail. Ironically, that all happened on the very day I had come back from an already long wiki break.
And then there are also the MediaWiki devs, to whom talking to is like talking to a wall.
So why continue contributing when the negative experience overwhelms the positive? I have already stayed away from editing for a while now and I must say it feels like a relief.
It was fun working with you, though, so keep up the good efforts and the spirit! Thanks again! Nageh (talk) 11:02, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Sorry to see this, you really made some valuable contributions. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 11:17, 25 August 2013 (UTC)
Sigh. I understand your position and cannot counter it. WP editing takes work, but it should be a rewarding rather than a negative experience. Several fabulous technical editors have left for similar reasons. If I could, I'd give you a free pass. It was fun and rewarding working with you way back when. You've been my go-to guy for questions about German. Good luck. Glrx (talk) 21:36, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Books and Bytes: The Wikipedia Library Newsletter[edit]

Books and Bytes

Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2013

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Greetings Wikipedia Library members! Welcome to the inaugural edition of Books and Bytes, TWL’s monthly newsletter. We're sending you the first edition of this opt-in newsletter, because you signed up, or applied for a free research account: HighBeam, Credo, Questia, JSTOR, or Cochrane. To receive future updates of Books and Bytes, please add your name to the subscriber's list. There's lots of news this month for the Wikipedia Library, including new accounts, upcoming events, and new ways to get involved...

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Wikipedia Loves Libraries: Off to a roaring start this fall in the United States: 29 events are planned or have been hosted.

New subscription donations: Cochrane round 2; HighBeam round 8; Questia round 4... Can we partner with NY Times and Lexis-Nexis??

New ideas: OCLC innovations in the works; VisualEditor Reference Dialog Workshop; a photo contest idea emerges

News from the library world: Wikipedian joins the National Archives full time; the Getty Museum releases 4,500 images; CERN goes CC-BY

Announcing WikiProject Open: WikiProject Open kicked off in October, with several brainstorming and co-working sessions

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The Wikipedia Library Survey[edit]

As a subscriber to one of The Wikipedia Library's programs, we'd like to hear your thoughts about future donations and project activities in this brief survey. Thanks and cheers, Ocaasi t | c 15:02, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

JSTOR Survey (and an update)[edit]

Hi! Just a quick update that while JSTOR and The Wikipedia Library discuss expanding the partnership, they've gone ahead and extended the pilot access again, until May 31st. Thanks, JSTOR!

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


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

Please fill out your JSTOR email[edit]

As one of the original 100 JSTOR account recipients, please fill out the very short email form you received just recently in order to renew your access. Even though you signed up before with WMF, we need you to sign up again with The Wikipedia Library for privacy reasons and because your prior access expired on July 15th. We do not have your email addresses now; we just used the Special:EmailUser feature, so if you didn't receive an email just contact me directly at Thanks, and we're working as quickly as possible to get you your new access! Jake (Ocaasi) 19:48, 23 July 2014 (UTC)


I know you're retired, but you edited one of your scripts as recently as 4 months ago, so, perhaps you will still respond. I haven't been able to get that script to work. It takes input in the fields, but the buttons don't work. Any ideas? — Arthur Rubin (talk) 04:07, 20 October 2014 (UTC)