User talk:Papa November

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Wiki markup help[edit]

I was wondering if you could help me with my talk page. I would like to keep the Archive box at the bottom, so that new posts are always placed above it. Is there a way to persistently float it at the bottom so that users and bots will have their comments appear above it, by default. People seem to have a hard time reading my markup comments telling them where to write... Also, is there a convenient way to have a link in my signiture to automatically place a talkback? I can understand what the basic syntax of a URL that would add something to my talk page should be, but I'm not sure how to dynamically add the other user's name. Thanks in advance, I appreciate it. Fortheloveofbacon (talk) 11:01, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Hi! I'm afraid I'm probably not the best person to ask about this... I've never really done any advanced markup stuff. I guess your best bet is probably to ask at the help desk or to stick the {{helpme}} template on your talk page. Hope you find an answer to your questions! Papa November (talk) 17:23, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
Will do. Thanks anyway. Fortheloveofbacon (talk) 07:12, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Papa November,

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 (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 I will be more than happy to speak with you.

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


Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:47, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

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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) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

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