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Chinese people descend from Homo Erectus Pekinensis and NOT anatomically modern African Homo Sapiens Sapiens like everyone else[edit]

Thanks Again. Your help is muchly appreciated. Tlarco29 (talk) 00:44, 21 March 2012 (UTC)


Dear PiRSquared17,

Thank you for your good faith edits! I am scientist specializing in the fields of anthropology and paleoanthropology. I am posting the following peer reviewed scientific journals which provide verifiable scientific evidence that the modern Han Chinese people have both the genes and morphological traits of their prehistoric ancestor, archaic Homo Erectus Pekinensis, and that they are NOT descended from anatomically modern African Homo Sapiens like the rest of humanity. Of course interbreeding between the Chinese Homo Erectus Pekinensis and the African Homo Sapiens has occured to some degree, but it does NOT mean everyone in China is descended from African Homo Sapiens. All of the following scientific studies are published in verifiable and reliable peer reviewed sources such as Genetics Society of America's Genetics Journal and Oxford University's Oxford Journals as well as BMC Biology Journal of Biology.

Please watch this video from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which is also a peer reviewed reliable source:

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Please take some to time to read the following peer reviewed and published scientific studies:

1.) Genetics Society of America's Genetics Journal, "Testing for Archaic Hominin Admixture on the X Chromosome: Model Likelihoods for the Modern Human RRM2P4 Region From Summaries of Genealogical Topology Under the Structured Coalescent" by Murray P. Cox, Fernando L. Mendez, Tatiana M. Karafet, Maya Metni Pilkington, Sarah B. Kingan, Giovanni Destro-Bisol, Beverly I. Strassmann and Michael F. Hammer.

2.) Oxford University's Oxford Journals, Evidence for Archaic Asian Ancestry on the Human X Chromosome by Daniel Garrigan, Zahra Mobasher, Tesa Severson, Jason A. Wilder and Michael F. Hammer

3.) Oxford University's Oxford Journals Global Patterns of Human DNA Sequence Variation in a 10-kb Region on Chromosome 1 by Ning Yu, Z. Zhao, Y.-X. Fu, N. Sambuughin, M. Ramsay, T. Jenkins, E. Leskinen, L. Patthy, L. B. Jorde, T. Kuromori and W.-H. Li

4.) BMC Biology Journal of Biology "Y chromosome evidence of earliest modern human settlement in East Asia and multiple origins of Tibetan and Japanese populations" by Shi H, Zhong H, Peng Y, Dong YL, Qi XB, Zhang F, Liu LF, Tan SJ, Ma RZ, Xiao CJ, Wells RS, Jin L, Su B.

5.) National Geographic Society Peking Man (Homo Pekinensis) Lived in China 200,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Thought

Thank you! -- 71.68.251.209 talk

Uh, no. :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 03:53, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Tom Murphy (artist)[edit]

Hello PiRSquared17. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Tom Murphy (artist), a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: The article makes a credible assertion of importance or significance, sufficient to pass A7. Thank you. Nancy talk 15:44, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

It was tagged for CSD because it was deleted on simpleWP because it wasn't notable. PiRSquared17 (talk) 16:40, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
Well this is complexWP and we have our own guidelines and policies. Perhaps it would help if you familiarised youself with our criteria for speedy deletion before tagging any more articles. Nancy talk 16:43, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

Zxc123zxc123[edit]

User:Zxc123zxc123 has also made disruptive edits to the Jane Eyre article in addition to creating many inappropriate pages.--WickerGuy (talk) 00:37, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

I am too new on this Wikipedia to report to AIV. PiRSquared17 (talk) 00:41, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

Welcome[edit]

Welcome!

Hello, PiRSquared17, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! Kwiki (talk) 01:11, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! πr2 (talk • contributions) 01:12, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Should I move a page?[edit]

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The move was requested by User:Lindenhurstlib (here), a user without autoconfirmed status. The page had previously been deleted. Should I move it to the article namespace? πr2 (talk • contributions) 17:21, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Which page? Diego Grez ¡aprende a llorar! 17:36, 9 July 2010 (UTC)
User:Lindenhurstlib/Lindenhurst Memorial Library πr2 (talk • contributions) 17:36, 9 July 2010 (UTC)
I think, but the article should be cleaned up. --Diego Grez ¡aprende a llorar! 17:40, 9 July 2010 (UTC)
Thank you. I'll try to clean it up. πr2 (talk • contributions) 17:43, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Don't agree[edit]

I disagree with your tag because you CAN get cans of Coca cola in large size. —Preceding unsigned comment added by TheEggs12 (talkcontribs) 01:43, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

OK, I'll redirect it for you. πr2 (talk • contributions) 01:45, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Pengguna:Mauk111[edit]

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Thank you for experimenting with Wikipedia. Your test worked, and the page that you created has been or soon will be deleted. Please use the sandbox for any other tests you want to do. Take a look at the welcome page if you would like to learn more about contributing to our encyclopedia. You may also wish to consider using a Wizard to help you create articles - see the Article Wizard.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page that has been nominated for deletion (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag - if no such tag exists then the page is no longer a speedy delete candidate and adding a hangon tag is unnecessary), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the page meets the criterion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the page that would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Lastly, please note that if the page does get deleted, you can contact one of these admins to request that they userfy the page or have a copy emailed to you. Christopher Connor (talk) 17:12, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

I just moved that to the user namespace. I, if I could, would have supressed the redirect. Just as a note, Pengguna is User in Indonesian. πr2 (talk • contributions) 17:13, 10 July 2010 (UTC)
Yes, there was no need to inform you of this. I should have done it manually. Christopher Connor (talk) 17:15, 10 July 2010 (UTC)
Oh, okay. It also falls under the "redirect from article namespace to user namespace" criteria. πr2 (talk • contributions) 17:18, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

You are now a Reviewer[edit]

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Hello. Your account has been granted the "reviewer" userright, allowing you to review other users' edits on certain flagged pages. Pending changes, also known as flagged protection, is currently undergoing a two-month trial scheduled to end 15 August 2010.

Reviewers can review edits made by users who are not autoconfirmed to articles placed under pending changes. Pending changes is applied to only a small number of articles, similarly to how semi-protection is applied but in a more controlled way for the trial. The list of articles with pending changes awaiting review is located at Special:OldReviewedPages.

For the guideline on reviewing, see Wikipedia:Reviewing. Being granted reviewer rights doesn't change how you can edit articles even with pending changes. The general help page on pending changes can be found here, and the general policy for the trial can be found here.

If you do not want this userright, you may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time. —DoRD (talk) 18:27, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

Thank you! πr2 (talk • contributions) 18:28, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Cruise lake wilderness park[edit]

Hello PiRSquared17. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Cruise lake wilderness park, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: Does not rely on a page that does not exist. Thank you. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 21:20, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

Just a note: the article that it redirected to was created after the redirect, so my tagging was valid at the time. πr2 (talk • contributions) 21:59, 10 July 2010 (UTC)
That's fine. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 22:08, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

GOCE Newsletter[edit]

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GOCE July 2010 backlog elimination drive chart

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors Backlog Elimination Drive! We have now passed the halfway point, so here's an update.

Progress Report - Progress toward the targets has been good. 751 articles out of the approximately 1,600 we would like to get completed by the end of the month were done by July 15, so we will be very close to meeting the target for volume. However, we would like to clear all of the 2008 articles from the backlog, and there are still 892 left to do. Please consider choosing one of these older articles when looking for something to copy edit. If we focus our firepower we can completely wipe out 2008 from the queue.

Participation Report - 95 people signed up for the July drive. This is a great result compared to May, when we had 36. However, in May only one person that signed up didn't do any copy edits, and in July only 59 of the 95 have posted any copy edits on the big board.

The task may seem insurmountable but please remember that if all 95 participants copy edit just one article a day from now until the end of the month, we will eliminate 1,300 more articles from the backlog. So please consider participating at whatever level you can! All contributions are appreciated.

This newsletter was prepared for the GOCE by Diannaa (Talk), S Masters (talk), and The Raptor Let's talk.

speedy declined[edit]

Hi PiRSquared17!

I have declined the speedy deletion of Talk:Federal University of Petroleum Resource Effurun, as there was an acceptable revision to revert to. It's always a good idea to check the history of a page before tagging for speedy, as it may be a valid page that has been vandalized. In those cases it is almost always better to revert rather than delete. Regards, decltype (talk) 18:29, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

re: remember me?[edit]

no it was toxicwastegrounds or georgiegibbons MC JayQuinncool MC JayQuinncool 21:29, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Template:Cross-over leilo and stitch cango[edit]

That template was used in the article List of American Dragon: Jake Long episodes. It was initially blank and I wanted to know where the template linked to. Can you please help me find the correct non broken template. :P --Tyw7  (☎ Contact me! • Contributions)   Changing the world one edit at a time! 23:13, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Can you clarify? πr2 (talk • contributions) 23:46, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
What I mean is that that article uses this template but I do not know what is the correct template. I tried going back in history but it seems all revisions use this template. I just wanted to know whether this template was previously deleted or not. --Tyw7  (☎ Contact me! • Contributions)   Changing the world one edit at a time! 00:13, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

GOCE Backlog Elimination Drive Wrap-up[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors July 2010 Backlog Elimination Drive. Thanks to all who participated in the drive! Over 100 editors—including Jimbo Wales—signed up this time (nearly triple the participants of the May drive). This benefited the Guild as well as the articles in need of copy editing. You can see from the comparison graphs that we increased the number of completed copyedits substantially. Unfortunately, we were not able to meet our goal of completely wiping out 2008 from the queue. We also were not able to reduce the backlog to less than 6,000 articles. We suspect people were busy with real life summertime things, at least in the northern hemisphere! We were able to remove the months of January, February, March, April, and May from the backlog, and we almost wiped out the month of June. We reduced the backlog by 1,289 articles (17%), so all in all it was a very successful drive, and we will be holding another event soon. We'll come up with some new ideas to try to keep things fresh and interesting. Keep up the good work, everybody!


Stats
If you copy edited at least 4,000 words, you qualify for a barnstar. If you edited in the May 2010 GOCE Backlog Elimination Drive, your word totals are cumulative for barnstars (not the leaderboard). Over the course of the next week or two, we will be handing out the barnstars.

GOCE backlog elimination drive chart up to 31 July
  • Eight people will receive The Most Excellent Order of the Caretaker's Barnstar (100,000+ words): Chaosdruid, Diannaa, Ericleb01, Lfstevens, Shimeru, S Masters, The Utahraptor, and Torchiest.
  • Bullock and Slon02 will receive The Order of the Superior Scribe (80,000+).
  • The Barnstar of Diligence (60,000+) goes to Derild4921, GaryColemanFan, kojozone, and Mlpearc.
  • The Modern Guild of Copy Editors Barnstar (40,000+) goes to A. Parrot, AirplanePro, Auntieruth55, Bejinhan, David Rush, and mono.
  • Nobody will receive The Old School League of Copy Editors award (30,000+).
  • The Tireless Contributor Barnstar (20,000+) goes to Backtable, Cindamuse, dtgriffith, Duff, e. ripley, Laurinavicius, NerdyScienceDude, and TEK.
  • The Cleanup Barnstar (12,000+) goes to Brickie, Casliber, cymru lass, December21st2012Freak, Nolelover, TheTito, Whoosit, and YellowMonkey.
  • The Working Man's Barnstar (8,000+) goes to Bsherr, Duchess of Bathwick, HELLKNOWZ, Mabeenot, noraft, Pyfan, and Richard asr.
  • The Modest Barnstar (4,000+) goes to Adrian J. Hunter, Airplaneman, Annalise, Camerafiend, Cricket02, Fetchcomms, Gosox5555, LeonidasSpartan, Paulmnguyen, Piotrus, SuperHamster, Taelus, and TPW.


Gold Star Award

Gold Star Award Leaderboard
Articles Words 5k+ Articles
1. Diannaa (248) Shimeru (200,392) Shimeru/Ericleb01 (13)
2. Slon02 (157) Diannaa (164,960) Chaosdruid (8)
3. GaryColemanFan (101) Chaosdruid (130,630) Derild4921 (7)
4. Torchiest (100) The Utahraptor (117,347) GaryColemanFan/Slon02 (6)
5. Shimeru (80) Ericleb01 (114,893) Bejinhan/The Utahraptor (5)


Coordinator: ɳorɑfʈ Talk! Co-coordinators: Diannaa TALK and S Masters (talk) | Newsletter by: The Raptor You rang?/My mistakes; I mean, er, contributions

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GOCE Backlog Elimination Drive invitation[edit]

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The Guild of Copy-Editors – September 2010 Backlog Elimination Drive


The Wikipedia Guild of Copy-Editors invite you to participate in the September 2010 Backlog Elimination Drive, a month-long effort to reduce the backlog of articles that require copy-editing. The drive will begin on 1 September at 00:00 (UTC) and will end on 30 September at 23:59 (UTC). The goals for this drive are to eliminate 2008 from the queue and to reduce the backlog to fewer than 5,000 articles.

Sign-up has already begun at the September drive page, and will be open throughout the drive. If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a message on the drive's talk page.

Before you begin copy-editing, please carefully read the instructions on the main drive page. Please make sure that you know how to copy-edit, and be familiar with the Wikipedia Manual of Style.

Awards and barnstars
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Thank you; we look forward to meeting you on the drive!
ɳorɑfʈ Talk! and S Masters (talk).

Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of The Utahraptor at 23:25, 17 August 2010 (UTC).

Reflinks[edit]

I noticed that you've used "reflinks" alot elsewhere. Does it work for {{cite book}} templates or just {{cite web}}? If it works with books, could you use it for Neon Genesis Evangelion (anime)? :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 04:11, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Cite web only (I think). πr2 (talk • contributions) 16:50, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

November copy edit drive[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors Backlog Elimination Drive!
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The Wikipedia Guild of Copy-Editors invites you to participate in the November 2010 Backlog Elimination Drive, a month-long effort to reduce the backlog of articles that require copy-editing. The drive will begin on 1 November at 00:00 (UTC) and will end on 30 November at 23:59 (UTC). The goal for this drive is to reduce the backlog by 10% (approximately 500 articles). We hope to focus our efforts on the oldest three months (January, February, and March 2009) and the newest three months (September, October, and November 2010) of articles in the queue.

Sign-up has already begun at the November drive page, and will be open throughout the drive. If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a message on the drive's talk page.

Before you begin copy-editing, please carefully read the instructions on the main drive page. Please make sure that you know how to copy-edit, and be familiar with the Wikipedia Manual of Style.

Awards and barnstars

A range of barnstars will be awarded to active participants, some of which are exclusive to GOCE drives. More information on awards can be found on the main drive page.

Thank you; we look forward to meeting you on the drive!
The UtahraptorTalk to me/Contributions, S Masters (talk), and Diannaa (Talk)

GOCE elections[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors
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Elections are currently underway for our inaugural Guild coordinators. The voting period will run for 14 days: 00:01 UTC, Friday 1 December – 23:59 UTC, Tuesday 14 December. All GOCE members in good standing, as well as past participants of any of the Guild's Backlog elimination drives, are eligible to vote. There are six candidates vying for four positions. The candidate with the highest number of votes will become the Lead Coordinator, therefore, your vote really matters! Cast your vote today.

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GOCE Year-end Report[edit]

Season's Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors
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We have reached the end of the year, and what a year it has been! The Guild of Copy Editors was full of activity, and we achieved numerous important milestones in 2010. Read all about these in the Guild's 2010 Year-End Report.

Highlights
  • Membership grows to 503 editors
  • 2,589 articles removed through four Backlog elimination drives
  • Our encounter with Jimbo Wales
  • Guild home pages reorganized and redesigned
  • Report on our inaugural elections
  • Guild Plans for 2011
  • New barnstars introduced
  • Requests page improved
  • Sign up for the January 2011 Backlog elimination drive!
Get your copy of the Guild's 2010 Year-End Report here
On behalf of the Guild, we take this opportunity to wish you Season's Greetings and Happy New Year. See you in 2011!
– Your Coordinators: S Masters (lead), Diannaa, The Utahraptor, and Tea with toast.

Sent on behalf of the Guild of Copy Editors using AWB on 06:39, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

MOS:TR listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect MOS:TR. Since you had some involvement with the MOS:TR redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion (if you have not already done so). Mhiji (talk) 16:04, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

GOCE drive newsletter[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors – May 2011 Backlog Elimination Drive


The Guild of Copy Editors invite you to participate in the May 2011 Backlog Elimination Drive, a month-long effort to reduce the backlog of articles that require copy-editing. The drive began on May 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and will end on May 31 at 23:59 (UTC). The goals of this backlog elimination drive are to eliminate as many articles as possible from the 2009 backlog and to reduce the overall backlog by 15%. ! NEW ! In an effort to encourage the final elimination of all 2009 articles, we will be tracking them on the leaderboard for this drive.

Awards and barnstars
A range of barnstars will be awarded to active participants. Some are exclusive to GOCE drives. More information on awards can be found on the main drive page.

We look forward to meeting you on the drive! Your GOCE coordinators: SMasters, Diannaa, Tea with toast, Chaosdruid, and Torchiest

You are receiving a copy of this newsletter as you are a member of the Guild of Copy Editors, or have participated in one of our drives. If you do not wish to receive future newsletters, please add you name here. Sent on behalf of the Guild of Copy Editors using AWB on 07:57, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

GOCE drive invitation[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors
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The latest GOCE backlog elimination drive is under way! It began on 1 July and so far 18 people have signed up to help us reduce the number of articles in need of copyediting.

This drive will give a 50% bonus for articles edited from the GOCE requests page. Although we have cleared the backlog of 2009 articles there are still 3,935 articles needing copyediting and any help, no matter how small, would be appreciated.

We are appealing to all GOCE members, and any other editors who wish to participate, to come and help us reduce the number of articles needing copyediting, as well as the backlog of requests. If you have not signed up yet, why not take a look at the current signatories and help us by adding your name and copyediting a few articles. Barnstars will be given to anyone who edits more than 4,000 words, with special awards for the top 5 in the categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", and "Number of articles of over 5,000 words".

>>> Sign-up now <<<

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Speedy deletion converted to PROD: Tiny Rascal Gangsters[edit]

Hello PiRSquared17. I am just letting you know that I have converted the speedy deletion tag that you placed on Tiny Rascal Gangsters to a proposed deletion tag, because I do not believe CSD applies to the page in question. Thank you. Steven Zhang The clock is ticking.... 23:44, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

OK, but it has been recreated under many different names and deleted many times, even on other language wikis. πr2 (tc) 23:46, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

A cookie for you![edit]

Choco chip cookie.png Hello PiRSquared17, I hope you enjoy this cookie as an amicable greeting from a fellow Wikipedian. SwisterTwister talk 04:43, 22 November 2011 (UTC)
Thank you very much! :) πr2 (tc) 04:45, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

A bowl of strawberries for you![edit]

Erdbeerteller01.jpg Thanks for your work with AfC! Just a quick note re this: where things appear to be lifted from other sites (which are copyrighted and/or not attributed), select the "cv" option, as they are copyright violations. Keep helping out; it's much appreciated! sonia♫ 09:39, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
Thank you and I'll remember to use cv next time. πr2 (tc) 16:26, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

Your creation of Ade Olufeko[edit]

You recently created Ade Olufeko through Articles for Creation, a submission which I previously declined as lacking substantial sources. The article still lacks substantial sources and I don't think it should have been created, therefore I nominated it for deletion, you can find the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ade Olufeko. Thank you. CharlieEchoTango (contact) 18:13, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

umm... Okay I guess. πr2 (tc) 18:59, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

Mataji Krishna Priya and Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Sri Sadguru Mataji Krishnapriya[edit]

I recently patrolled a new article called Mataji Krishna Priya, which I tagged for issues with its sources and neutrality. In trying to look up some background about the article, I came across Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Sri Sadguru Mataji Krishnapriya, which is an identical article, which you declined on its creation. You also noted that there were issues with the sources. However, you also noted there may be issues with notability. Can you clarify and/or add tagges to the mainspace article as necessary? Thanks! Singularity42 (talk) 15:39, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

For all you do[edit]

Choco chip cookie.png Thanks. Shearonink (talk) 03:38, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

Topic:SailTimer[edit]

SailTimer should not have been approved in current form (unless the explanation of their own product is incorrect, it should never be approved). Declined for good reason by: USer:Ktr101 USer:Chzz USer:GorillaWarfare USer:Alpha Quadrant

184.175.17.118 (talk) 16:40, 26 March 2012 (UTC)

A cookie for you![edit]

Choco chip cookie.png Hi there, PiRSquared! I hope you like this. Cheers, Hallows Aktiengesellschaft (talk) 11:15, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! :) nom nom... πr2 (tc) 13:08, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for your help on the small wiki chat. It was extremely interesting and educational! - ʈucoxn\talk 03:23, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

You're welcome! You're always free to return to #cvn-sw (where you need to be "voiced" to "speak") or #wikimedia-gs (it's off-topic for that channel, but nothing ever happens there anyway :P). πr2 (tc) 03:59, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Greenpois0n article revision[edit]

Hi PiRSquared17! User:Cantaloupe2 wrote a question for you on Talk:Greenpois0n#Note about draft and I'm not sure whether you saw it, so just posting a note to let you know about it. Thanks. Dreamyshade (talk) 21:00, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

I'm going to be busy this week but I'll look into it when I'm non-busy again. Thanks for notifying, πr2 (tc) 20:51, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

re:Creating pages about Chittagong on small wikis[edit]

Hi! Sorry about the vandalism! I have already stopped it! Yes, I created those with some translation tools. I wanted to have the article translated in those wikis! I'm not doing this anymore! You can reply to this message here at your talkpage! Thanks --Zayeem (talk) 09:58, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Note: please check your translations more carefully! For example, your Yoruba translation uses the phrase "ilu titobijulo". I checked with a Yoruba friend of mine (i.e., a dictionary :P) and got this translation:
  • "ilu" means "city" and is correct
  • "titobi-" = "greatness"
  • "-julo" means "most or like 'est' in 'greatest' (superlative)"
So it's false, because Chittagong is the second largest city, not the largest one. I'm going to have to check all these translations. πr2 (tc) 16:26, 20 January 2013 (UTC)
Oops, it means "Second largest" (because of "keji"). You're getting good at this. :P May I ask how you're getting these translations? I'm the one who needs to "check translations more carefully", sorry. I'll write here only if I'm 100% of a problem. πr2 (tc) 16:28, 20 January 2013 (UTC)
I was actually taking the hint from the similar articles on a particular wiki and put it on creating the article on that wiki. I'm not using translation tools anymore! Is it okay? Thanks! --Zayeem (talk) 12:36, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation[edit]

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Thank you for your recent submission to Articles for Creation. Your article submission has been reviewed. Unfortunately, it has not been accepted at this time. Please view your submission to see the comments left by the reviewer. You are welcome to edit the submission to address the issues raised, and resubmit once you feel they have been resolved.
Yes that is mildly bizarre. Still, as an editor of note, you probably appreciate getting Templated every now and again eh Face-wink.svg ...sorry 'bout that! Basket Feudalist 17:27, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

yes they can be merged, akan vs twi[edit]

Akan is aka Twi. I think the early creators of the akan wikipedia and two wikipedia thought there was a difference in the two terms.


But in my own opinion, maintaining the akan wikipedia is instead good. If possible, the two wikipedia should be taken away.


Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nkansahrexford (talkcontribs) 22:36, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

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I've corrected the typo and moved it to commons. drewmunn talk 16:36, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

Thank you! :) πr2 (tc) 16:49, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

Testing new messages notification thingy[edit]

... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pirsquared17 (talkcontribs) 18:35, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

Re: Meta: "a specific kind of mess"?[edit]

Hi. I saw your comment. I did not write that article. I only wrote some comments. At the top of the article it says "By Tony1". Maybe you could ask him to clarify the article concerning the number of pages in English on Meta. --Timeshifter (talk) 07:06, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

Satyagraha House and Joburgpedia[edit]

reply ... small wiki monitoring team? Well done.

Hi PiRSquared (nice name), well this isnt my project. Satyagraha House is part of a Wikimedia ZA project called Joburgpedia. I have been helping a lot but its lead by three South Africans and sponsored by the Swiss chapter. There was a an editathon at Gandhi's house yesterday and that was where the six languages were started. The project is targetted at Soweto mostly, QRpedia and African languages. I was a $1000 flight away so I could only join then via an editor. If you are interested in the project then search for Joburgpedia and you should find the work so far. If you sign up or edit a few Joburgpedia articlers then that would make us all smile:-) Thanks for the interest. Victuallers (talk) 21:52, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

Flow Newsletter[edit]

Hey PiRSquared17. I'm dropping you a note to let you know (or remind you) about Flow, the structured discussion system for Wikipedia that we're building. You may have heard about some of the longer-term vision for Flow in the past, but in the last two months we've been moving quickly to narrow down the short-term scope of the project, and we're keen to get feedback.

First: we've written up an explanation of the "minimum viable product" – the set of features that will be in the first, on-wiki deployment. Because discussions on Wikipedia are complex and varied, we're approaching Flow development as an incremental process of uncovering user needs for different types of discussion. The first release will be limited to a few WikiProject talkpages only, with the goal of testing out our first stab at peer-to-peer discussion functionality and improving it based on feedback from the WikiProject members who use it. If you've got any thoughts on the MVP, or on the philosophy we're trying to follow with this software, let us know on the Flow talkpage. If you know of a WikiProject that might be interested in testing this out, let Maryana know on her talkpage :)

Second: we're having a set of discussions around some experimental features we'll be trying in the first release. These include indenting and nesting of comments and comment editing. If you've got any practical thoughts on these, we'd appreciate hearing them. For background and feedback on the design, there are the ongoing set of design iteration notes, a Design FAQ, and a page for design feedback.

The software prototype is still in early development, and changing daily in small ways, with major goals updating every 2 weeks. If you've got comments about other bits of the software, we'll be holding an IRC office hours session in #wikimedia-office at 18:00 UTC on 17 November to talk about Flow as a whole, and fielding questions on the talkpage before and after then.

Third: this is a pre-newsletter announcement of a new WP:Flow/Newsletter signup page! If you'd like further updates, details, and requests for input, please add your name there.

Thanks, Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 20:02, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Due to multiple-human-error (the best kind of error!) the Office Hours meeting was announced with the wrong month. The logs for today's (quiet) meeting, can be seen at m:IRC office hours#Office hour logs.
The updated time and date of our next IRC office hours meeting is: 18:00 UTC on 24 October. Thanks, and sorry about the mixup. Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 21:46, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
Just missed it? Well, I'll at least read the logs. :-( πr2 (tc) 22:29, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Welcome to The Wikipedia Adventure![edit]

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define irony[edit]

I was visiting your talkpage on meta, to ask for some routine help with HardSecurity screwing up my work, but started getting 404 errors from the meta.wikimedia.org server farm. Like, a lot of errors. So, rather than post a message about my minor problems with some badly-thought-out bot, instead I switched gears, and wrote you a note about the MINOR EMERGENCY that at least some of wikimedia was effectively down.

Just noticed this message here. Already replied on Meta. Will be gone for 2+ hours. πr2 (tc) 22:36, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
I also got a reply from MF-Warburg, but I cannot reply on my meta-talkpage about 50% of the time any more. Anyways, although the 404 was reasonably urgent, my own bot-problems are not so urgent... because misbehaving bots like this only screw up the lives of editors by destroying WP:RETENTION, rather than screw up the lives of readers like the 404 errors. I am pretty determined to get the bots fixed, however. Thanks for reading my wall of text; I'll collapse it now. If I fail to reply to you on the meta-talkpage, please check over here. Or we can move the discussion to my enWiki talkpage, if you prefer. Thanks 74.192.84.101 (talk) 23:11, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
I replied on Meta. Summary: I disabled two filters that were getting lots of false positives, and replied about the others. I'm willing to consider disabling some of the other filters you mentioned, as they are frankly not very useful. πr2 (tc) 02:00, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
Appreciate it, as I mentioned over on the other page. But my real problem is not so much with any specific filter-ruleset. My real problem is with WP:NICE and with WP:RETENTION. I've become reasonably convinced that a big reason wikipedia has been stuck at 30k active editors (10% of them admins) for many years now is because of WP:BITE. There is a vicious cycle in play: admins don't have time to be nice, because they rush from fire to fire. (This applies to acting-admins as well... wikipedians who volunteer on huggle/stiki/npp/afd/etc duty who do not yet officially have the admin-bit.) Botmasters don't have time to be nice; their bots are the only thing keeping the overburdened admins sane, after all, and preventing wikipedia from descending into chaos.
   But the result of this rush-rush-no-time-for-pillar-four culture among admins, and the similar who-cares-about-false-positives-it-is-only-a-few-n00bs-out-of-thousands-of-vandals culture among botmasters, is the cause of why admins and botmasters have no time. Incremental improvements in how WP:NICE the bots are, will help improve WP:RETENTION. Anyways, at the moment my short-term goal is to get the abuse-filter-boilerplate-errmsg changed from YOU ARE HARMFUL into something actually friendly and helpful (i.e. links to a human talkpage or human IRC chatpage or both). But my long-term goal is to start retaining 500 new editors per month, and go from 30k active admins 100k, then to 300k, then to 1m, then to 3m. Most of them will not be RfA-qualified, but if we WP:AGF, all 3m of them will be qualified to be WP:NICE to each other, and to future beginners.
   Plus, the shortage of botmasters and vandal-fighters and anti-spam-warriors will be solved, as a bonus -- there will be plenty of volunteeer militia to defend wikipedia then.
   Anyhoo, I will visit the various talkpages, and see if I can answer your questions. Now that I can post on my own meta-talkpage once again, and yours as well, would you rather have conversation about 404 and rule#57 and rule#50 and such over at one of those? You can ping my enWiki talkpage if I don't respond promptly, of course. But I suggest we pick a place to centralize discussions, so the RFH reviewers (or anybody else I can get interested in bot-problems) don't have to read temporally-disconnected chunks of text in four different places. Thanks, and thanks for improving wikipedia. 74.192.84.101 (talk) 14:04, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Flow Newsletter - November 14[edit]

Hi. This is a brief note to let you know about an update to the Main FAQ (the addition of a large table of Components of the discussion system), and also to specifically request your feedback on two items: our sandbox release plan, and a draft of the new contributors survey. We look forward to reading your input on these or other topics - Flow can only get better with your ideas! –Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 19:52, 14 November 2013 (UTC)


Merry Christmas![edit]

Pratyya (Hello!) 04:48, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the message! :) But you don't need to give me templates here. Have a good day, πr2 (tc) 05:44, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

Open all pages in edit mode[edit]

Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)/Archive 121#Open all pages in edit mode

  • For example, a list of "What links here".
  • How Wikipedia:Linky_tutorial#Optimize_your_speed_using_Linky-lists works?
  • I did what you say but how I "paste in a list of page names separated by newlines". I can only write one page.

Xaris333 (talk) 19:40, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Maybe I'll look later. πr2 (tc) 05:44, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

Data again[edit]

Hi there! Coming straight to your talk this time as it doesn't seem like VPT needs to be the venue any more.

Could you please do another transclusion count? This time for redirects to Template:WikiProject* that do begin with "Template:WikiProject" or "Template:WP" (case insensitive). Thank you! — Scott talk 14:50, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

@Scott: Sorry for delay, was busy. toollabs:paste/view/53ba6daa (although it seems some were deleted since you counted?) πr2 (tc) 15:32, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
No problem at all, I thought that would be the case and waited to see if you were active on Meta before pinging you. Thanks again - and yeah, some have been deleted. — Scott talk 19:08, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Since you seem to be the man of the moment for wishlist bugs...[edit]

...I'd be interested to see your comments on the feasibility of bug 16848http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16848 (Special:WhatLinksHere should allow invert namespace selection). Best, — Scott talk 14:40, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

It definitely seems feasible. I don't think it would be hard to implement. I might attempt it, but I'm busy for the next weeks. πr2 (tc) 15:13, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
@Scott: You might not have noticed, but I did this on April 26. Just waiting for review. gerrit:129933. πr2 (tc) 16:32, 2 May 2014 (UTC)
I hadn't. You're the best! — Scott talk 16:42, 2 May 2014 (UTC)
@Scott: Sorry for the code review taking so long. The only change since I first submitted over a month ago it was adding a period to the tooltip (which is not in the other tooltips anyway). I thought it would be merged by now. πr2 (tc) 15:00, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

WD link counter not working[edit]

Hi πrss last time you helped to solvemy problem, so I am again here. Since last few days the number is showing 0 zero, I am using Firefox 29.0 and vector skin. Please let me know what to do.--Mrutyunjaya Kar (talk) 17:43, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

@MKar: Try replacing the third line with:
, l = label.siblings().find('ul#p-lang-list li.interlanguage-link').length
If that doesn't work, remove the ".interlanguage-link" part. πr2 (tc) 01:30, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, now I am able to see the total number again (after changing the third line).--Mrutyunjaya Kar (talk) 07:15, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

Hakka Transliteration tool available?[edit]

Hi PiRSquared17,

I would like to know if a Chinese character --> Romanized Hakka (Pha̍k-fa-sṳ) transliteration tool has been set up online? For example, this Kyrgyz transliteration tool.

If it currently does not exist, would you be able to help set it up online?

In this way, any strengths and weaknesses of the transliteration tool can be identified, thoroughly tested and new chinese characters/words/vocabulary can be added in to the system database to further perfect it. --Hak-ngìn (talk) 03:37, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

@Hak-ngìn: here, or just test it on this wiki (you need to register an account there to edit; just enter "Nupedia" for the "Wikipedia's predecessor" CAPTCHA). What should the default variant be? Simplified, Traditional, or Romanized? πr2 (tc) 13:35, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the links! I am very impressed.
In answer to your question, Hakka Wikipedia currently allows both scripts (Traditional and Romanized) to be used although the simplified script can also be used if they choose to. I do know of other Hakka users in Taiwan and other countries which prefer writing in Romanized Hakka. However many Hakka in the Mainland China and Southeast Asia prefer writing articles in Traditional Chinese characters (with Hakka grammar of course). Therefore this conversion tool would be greatly useful in the long term on Hakka Wikipedia. --Hak-ngìn (talk) 15:30, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
Could we please move this discussion to MediaWiki.org? I don't edit the English Wikipedia much and it's not relevant here. πr2 (tc) 17:54, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
No problem, I will discuss at MediaWiki.org in the future. --Hak-ngìn (talk) 19:42, 18 June 2014 (UTC)