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Articles for deletion nomination of Open Watcom Assembler[edit]

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Open Watcom Assembler[edit]

Hi, OrangeDog. Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/JWASM, a discussion in which you participated, was closed as redirect to Open Watcom Assembler. Open Watcom Assembler has now been nominated for deletion due to notability concerns. If you would like to participate in the discussion, please comment at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Open Watcom Assembler. Thanks, Cunard (talk) 09:09, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia keeps all history[edit]

I was led to believe that all history is kept, but this is all rather strange. When I created the NavBox I looked at all the assemblers that were available before putting the NavBox in the article. Only the assemblers with no internal article missed out and ended up red-lettered. WASM wasn't one of them. I saw the article at that time (25th Jan) and there wasn't much there, but it was there and was there since at least August with the same name. Where is that, given that the current WASM (software) only got there on 28th Jan? -- spincontrol 21:22, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

I have no idea. OrangeDog (τ • ε) 21:35, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

Final discussion for Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Biographies of living people[edit]

Hello, I note that you have commented on the first phase of Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Biographies of living people

As this RFC closes, there are two proposals being considered:

  1. Proposal to Close This RfC
  2. Alternate proposal to close this RFC: we don't need a whole new layer of bureaucracy

Your opinion on this is welcome. Okip 02:03, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

Typeface list collaboration goals[edit]

Can we set some particular goals? Please answer at: Wikipedia talk:Typeface list collaboration#Particular goals--DThomsen8 (talk) 13:02, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for your contributions to the collaboration. I hope that others will begin to contribute when you and I have slowed down or stopped. --DThomsen8 (talk) 21:02, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

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Happy OrangeDog's Day![edit]

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User:OrangeDog has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
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For being such a beautiful person and great Wikipedian,
enjoy being the Star of the day, dear OrangeDog!

Peace,
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01:00, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

A record of your Day will always be kept here.

For a userbox you can add to your userbox page, see User:Rlevse/Today/Happy Me Day! and my own userpage for a sample of how to use it. RlevseTalk 01:00, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

I couldn't edit[edit]

I did look at the Help information stored on my computer but couldn't find anything related. I'll look at the site you suggested when I'm at a library. I don't go to unfamiliar sites at home.Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 19:41, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Further information may be posted here. No one has responded, though for some reason the link I put there was wrong.Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 19:43, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

B-Rixdorf[edit]

Hi and thanks for the hint on my page, I think I will make it this way. Regards, -jkb- (talk) 18:44, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

RFCU Cush[edit]

Hey you probaly missed the fact that RFCU was closed and Archived, so i reverted it. if you feel strongly about it you can bring it up again in new one but at this point that one is closed. Weaponbb7 (talk) 02:48, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

Oh yeah, how did I miss that? Ah well, I was hoping he would get to read the second paragraph in particular. If another one does come up, could you drop me a line and I'll see if it's still appropriate. OrangeDog (τ • ε) 15:08, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
Frankly two RFCU in less than a year, it wont be long before he pisses someone else off with his anti theist crusade. Weaponbb7 (talk) 18:18, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

CSD discussion[edit]

I'm taking a lot of offense at this comment, and I'm going to tell you why here rather than disrupt the discussion.

I feel very much that you are not understanding what NPPs do. We act as the screen for every single article that passes through Special:Newpages. We are not deletion-obsessed. We improve the substandard articles we find. We add tags to the articles that need them. We search for references for articles that are unreferenced. We fix incorrectly-formatted templates and links, and spelling errors and broken refs.

That's all we do for your standard "good" new article.

Most of them, however, are not "good". These articles can be one of a variety of things. Some are pure vandalism and attack pages. Some are 11-year-old kids writing about themselves, what school they go to, what their dog's name is, etc. Some are articles by corporations about corporations. And some are essays and some are neologisms. Those are the most common kinds of problem articles.

We deal with them there and then so that the rest of the wiki doesn't have to. If we're looking for references for an article and we can't find any, we tag it too. It is not a fun job. Some of the creators fight back. When you characterize us as "trying to prevent the creator from having any input", what you're really referring to is this and this and this and this. These creators are not young, bright-eyed little new users who are being stifled and driven away by our cold black hearts. We are not evil, and we do not get a kick out of this. We do an unglamourous, repetitive task that is constantly under fire from users who share your viewpoint. I would like very much to see you try new page patrolling for a week and emerge with the same opinion that you hold of us now. ALI nom nom 21:01, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

No personal offence meant, I was just highlighting the picture that the comments of the proposers were painting. I confess to not paying much attention to who in particular I am replying to, so some of what I said may not apply to you. While you are entitled to your opinion, but given that, as you point out, many people disagree, have you considered that you may not be entirely correct? Perhaps try creating new articles as an IP and see how you are treated (a number of people have done this, and the reports don't paint a friendly picture).
How can you possibly judge what kind of editor User:Mandygcruz is going to be? He's two days old and has only made five edits. Admittedly, these appear to be ill-advised self promotion, but could well be a good-faith misunderstanding of how Wikipedia works. Writing him off as a good-for-nothing vandal without attempting to explain anything is not the best way to go about doing things.
Of the issues you describe above, essays are usually best dealt with by re-writing and neologisms by re-direction, not with deletion. Note that these are the two that don't have CSDs, because they are not cases when instant deletion is always the best thing to do. The main issue I have is with Timneu22's complaint about over-loaded AfD while outright dismissing the use of PROD. OrangeDog (τ • ε) 21:22, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
Well, resentment of PROD comes from field experience. If you need to delete an unquestionably problematic article that doesn't fall under CSD, it feels better to get some eyes on the article, at least. You see, working as a new page patroller you tend to develop the same sense of haste that RC patrollers feel. You don't like to see a blatantly problematic article sit there with a PROD on it and know that nobody is there to watch it for a week except you. So AFD feels, I don't know, more reliable.
With regard to users such as User:Mandygcruz... sigh. I used to believe that too once. I used to believe that every user was fundamentally good, and every vandal could be convinced otherwise. When I first registered and started patrolling RC, I would leave every vandal a heartwarming message about how they could turn around and become a productive user. Heh. I no longer believe that. You can't think of every account as a person. Almost all of them are there for some reason or another- trolling, spamming, getting a kick out of vandalizing. SPAs. I really love it when I see a productive new user, because nowadays I see so few.
Meh, I'm getting off topic. I'm actually finding that perhaps essays and neologisms are barely sometimes notable enough that they should be handled on a case-by-case basis. Convenient as it may be to have some extra criteria... ALI nom nom 21:46, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Help:English to Latin Translation[edit]

Hello! I need some help on English to Latin translation. Please help me to translate the following list of english words to Latin.

  • Bishop of Rome
  • Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
  • Patriarch of Alexandria
  • Patriarch of Antioch
  • Patriarch of Jerusalem

Thank you. Amit6 (talk) 18:27, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

They're all listed here. OrangeDog (τ • ε) 20:17, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Reviewer permission[edit]

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Bigs[edit]

Hi OrangeDoc, I noticed that you undid my removal of this external link. I hadn't really checked whether the link provided useful information to the article. My removal was part of reverting a string of spam link edits made by C.Bluck (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log), who seems to be a single purpose account on a mission to advertise this site. If you look at their home page, you can easily see that it is a commercial site, which i.m.o. does not qualify as a WP:EL, although, perhaps, like you say, in this case it might provide useful information. I checked a few other entries which clearly added nothing to the article in which they were inserted. Also note that some of this user's edits where nothing more than stressing the fact that "this is a Bigs animation". So, I have removed that particular advertising phrase from the links section entry but kept the entry. I'll leave it to your discretion to keep or decide to remove the link itself after all, if/when you might find a suitable alternative on some non-commercial site. Cheers - DVdm (talk) 09:51, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

Even though the original additions does appear to have been done in bad faith, the actual resource it links to is very useful. Given that I never noticed it was advertising any products or services, I think leaving it in is a perfect application of WP:IAR. OrangeDog (τ • ε) 12:08, 12 July 2010 (UTC)
I wouldn't say perfect. Rather possible :-) Cheers - DVdm (talk) 12:22, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

What does Facepalm mean?[edit]

Referring to this.Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 21:45, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Facepalm - The mind boggles as to what they taught you when you got that BA. OrangeDog (τ • ε) 22:22, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
There were no such things as cookies then. Nothing I learned has been useful.Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 14:22, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
On this occasion I was referring to the knowledge of how to search for "facepalm". OrangeDog (τ • ε) 15:04, 15 July 2010 (UTC)
Oh, well, I was at home. I make it a practice never to Google at home. But seriously, the Internet didn't exist when I was in college, and personal computers had 64K to 256K of memory. I learned the programming languages FORTRAN, COBOL and BASIC.
Make that me learn Fortran, Cobol, Basic and hit rock against rock to me make fire. Go hunt for food. Cook food over fire me make.Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions ·

Meetup Cambridge 8[edit]

Wikipedia:Meetup/Cambridge 8 will be on Saturday 24 July. As you may have seen. Hope to see you there. Charles Matthews (talk) 20:53, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Courtesy note[edit]

You are receiving this message because of your participation in this discussion, now continued at Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Microformats. –xenotalk 13:44, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Unacceptable[edit]

In invite you to remove this ad hominem, personal attack. Andy Mabbett (User:Pigsonthewing); Andy's talk; Andy's edits 14:03, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

I invite you to read both WP:SPADE and WP:POTKETTLE. OrangeDog (τ • ε) 14:34, 11 August 2010 (UTC)
Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that there currently is a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. Salvio Let's talk 'bout it! 22:51, 11 August 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the heads-up, but it's already been closed. OrangeDog (τ • ε) 09:08, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Re: RfC on Microformats[edit]

No, they don't affect the output of screen readers. Graham87 00:08, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the info. You're still welcome at the RfC of course. OrangeDog (τ • ε) 10:13, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Pending changes/Straw poll on interim usage[edit]

Hi. As you recently commented in the straw poll regarding the ongoing usage and trial of Pending changes, this is to notify you that there is an interim straw poll with regard to keeping the tool switched on or switching it off while improvements are worked on and due for release on November 9, 2010. This new poll is only in regard to this issue and sets no precedent for any future usage. Your input on this issue is greatly appreciated. Off2riorob (talk) 23:43, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

No problem (with me)[edit]

At VP/T, it was not difficult to get your question right at second glance. No problem. I thought your assertion was good. -DePiep (talk) 10:59, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

Noel Fielding's Wiki[edit]

Hello,

I see that you have reversed my edit on the Noel Fielding page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noel_Fielding). I took out the stuff about his relationship with Dee Plume because it's incorrect. He has been dating xfm presenter Lliana Bird for well over a year now. They were already dating at the time the Sunday Times article was published. She is the woman in the middle in this picture: http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/104364510/Getty-Images-Entertainment

Although this hasn't really been mentioned in the press, most fans know that Lliana is his girlfriend now. And also, the breakup mentioned by both the News Of The World and the Sunday Times was his breakup with Pixie Geldof:

"This last comment is an oblique, and slightly sad reference to Fielding’s love life, involving a break-up with Pixie Geldof much reported in the tabloids this summer." - The Sunday Times, November 28 2009. (http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/tv_and_radio/article6933657.ece)

Dee and Noel haven't been trying to "fix up" their relationship because it's over.

I apologise in advance if this violates the talk page guidelines. I'm new. :)

ScarletMasquerade (talk) 01:59, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

"What most fans know" doesn't cut it I'm afraid. It has to be reported in reliable sources. In any case, it would be better to re-write the material into the past tense, rather than delete it. OrangeDog (τ • ε) 17:22, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia Ambassador Program is looking for new Online Ambassadors[edit]

Hi OrangeDog! Since you've been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian, I wanted to let you know about the Wikipedia Ambassador Program, and specifically the role of Online Ambassador. We're looking for friendly Wikipedians who are good at reviewing articles and giving feedback to serve as mentors for students who are assigned to write for Wikipedia in their classes.

If that sounds like you and you're interested, I encourage you to take a look at the Online Ambassador guidelines; the "mentorship process" describes roughly what will be expected of mentors during the current term, which started in January and goes through early May. If that's something you want to do, please apply!

You can find instructions for applying at WP:ONLINE. The main things we're looking for in Online Ambassadors are friendliness, regular activity (since mentorship is a commitment that spans several months), and the ability to give detailed, substantive feedback on articles (both short new articles, and longer, more mature ones).

I hope to hear from you soon.--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 17:35, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

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Category:Blocked historical users[edit]

Dear OrangeDog. I just nominated Category:Blocked historical users for discussion, see here. While scrolling through the edit history of the page, I noticed you already put it on CfD once, two years ago. I can't seem to find the entry where I should find it though. Perhaps you could tell us something about it? Thanks in advance, theFace 21:05, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

If Wikipedia does something scary I'd like to know about it[edit]

Well excuse me for thinking someone had done something scary to Wikipedia.

Besides, they get tired of me asking questions on the Computing Reference Desk.Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 19:15, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

That might be a hint that you should go somewhere other than Wikipedia for your general computing questions. OrangeDog (τ • ε) 21:18, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
I tried other sites that were suggested, but getting answers from those was even more frustrating.Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 21:26, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
By the way, a lot of my problems were solved when the library where I had those problems upgraded the Firefox computer to Firefox 4. I still think there should be simple answers to some of the things that were happening.Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 21:32, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

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Invitation to events: bot, template, and Gadget makers wanted[edit]

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Dispute resolution survey[edit]

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Hello OrangeDog. 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.

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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! 00:31, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

MfD nomination of Wikipedia:Microformat guidelines[edit]

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