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Sid and Nancy[edit]

D'oh Thanks. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 03:25, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

Someone assumed personal attacks[edit]

I'm going to agree that scripts such as the bots and Igloo will need to be updated to include Huggle remark messages. However, the summary you used when undoing edits to warning 1 was regarded as a personal attack. Be careful with edit summaries. mechamind90 01:51, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

the deleted "jimbo whales" deleted user/talk page[edit]

just curious, can i please see the talk/user page of the user jimbo whales (LOL) you deleted? i was randomly searching users with unusual names out of curiousity. i entered this name and it came up.Thebestofall007 (talk) 18:42, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

I do not have access to the text of deleted pages. You will need to ask an administrator. Based on the deletion summary, however, it was something along the lines of "{{usernameblock}}". Gurch (talk) 19:20, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Your userpage[edit]

It appears to be blank, but the page history says the blank version is 141,816 bytes in size (and another blank one before that was 731,640 bytes)? I don't know what happened unless it's not actually blank when you look at it. If you really want it blank, it should be able to say "empty" for file size.

I also notice there's no banner up above saying "This page is 141 kilobytes long". This really confuses me. mechamind90 22:34, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Bleep. --Closedmouth (talk) 07:47, 20 June 2011 (UTC)
It it filled with an invisible, zero-width Unicode control character.
Look at any long page you like, and you'll notice there is no "This page is X kilobytes long" on any of them. This is because the message was removed from MediaWiki eight months ago. Apparently, nobody here has noticed this yet. Gurch (talk) 08:04, 20 June 2011 (UTC)
Does it count if you noticed it but were too lazy to see why? Killiondude (talk) 08:08, 20 June 2011 (UTC)
there I redesigned it are you happy now Gurch (talk) 20:15, 21 June 2011 (UTC)
o_O sonia 20:21, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Chris Liberator[edit]

I'm surprised that Chris Liberator's page was deleted. He was a moderately important pioneer for the acid techno and squat party scene around London in the early 90s. The label he helped found, Stay Up Forever, continues to produce popular techno tracks. Is there any way to have his page reinstated?--Jmgendron (talk) 00:20, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

I don't have access to the text of deleted pages; you will need to ask an administrator. However, the page was deleted for lacking any assertion of importance or significance, so it most likely didn't mention the information about him that you provided above. You may have an easier time just writing a new article about him. As long as you find at least one reliable source for that information -- e.g. a mention in a newspaper or online news website -- and link that from the article, it should be OK. Gurch (talk) 08:08, 21 June 2011 (UTC)


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Hello, Gurch. You have new messages at MediaWiki talk:Searchmenu-new-nocreate.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.
I know you know how to use a watchlist, but I'm impatient.

Your bot request GurchBot 3[edit]

I have marked Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/GurchBot 3 as needing your input. Please visit that page to reply to the requests. Thanks! —  HELLKNOWZ  ▎TALK 13:34, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

Nomination of MacEdition for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article MacEdition is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/MacEdition (2nd nomination) until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on good quality evidence, and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. HereToHelp (talk to me) 21:56, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

Using Huggle for experiments[edit]

My name is Diederik (dvanliere @ wikimedia dot org) and I am the quantitative team lead for the Summer of Research Fellows of the Wikimedia Foundation (see also: A large portion of our research focuses on understanding what factors are driving newbie editors away.

The Fellows have developed three new templates that are more personalized and encouraging in tone and we would like to see the impact of these templates on editor retention. I would like to ask your support for the following: can Huggle bundle these new templates for a couple of days so we can quickly run our experiment and collect enough data?

I understand if you need more information and I am more than happy to hook you up with one of the fellows.

Best regards, Diederik — Preceding unsigned comment added by Drdee (talkcontribs) 18:04, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

BRFA request[edit]

Hi Gurch, regarding your BRFA request here, we were wondering if you have any updates to add to this request? Thanks! SQLQuery me! 08:22, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Portal archives[edit]

Category:Portal archives, which you created, has been nominated for discussion. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. WOSlinker (talk) 18:31, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

Excel Entertainment. listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Excel Entertainment.. Since you had some involvement with the Excel Entertainment. redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion (if you have not already done so). Muhandes (talk) 08:54, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Template:FA bias explanation[edit]

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I think that whatI did was not vandalism[edit]

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aol keyword listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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just read ...[edit]

Geiger n Ribes article(956KB) on vandalism control. Sounds like Huggle is a great tool. Thanks for your (and others I am sure) hard work on it. JimScott (talk) 20:34, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Fake TOC[edit]

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 :-) Anna Lincoln 20:07, 3 March 2012 (UTC)


Nuvola apps krec.svg Huggle
How it still works I will never know! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 10:46, 5 March 2012 (UTC)
because I coded against an API? there's software written in the 1970s still running you know... Gurch (talk) 11:38, 5 March 2012 (UTC)
You forgot to account for other people jabbing their hands in the code though :P ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 18:32, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Happy Birthday (2012)[edit]

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Wishing Gurch a very happy birthday on behalf of the Birthday Committee! Armbrust, B.Ed. Let's talkabout my edits? 00:41, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

don't remember telling you when this was. meh. Gurch (talk) 19:08, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Cleanup[edit]

Hello, Gurch.

You are invited to join WikiProject Cleanup, a WikiProject and resource for Wikipedia cleanup listings, information and discussion.
To join the project, just add your name to the member list. Northamerica1000(talk) 08:14, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

About Jean Buckley[edit]

Previous Jean Buckley entry (please see User:Gurch/Reports/Shortest_BLPs) was moved to Jean M. Buckley, as she appears at FBLA-PBL website. There is a new entry for Jean Buckley, a former AAGPBL player. Thanks for your attention. MusiCitizen (talk) 23:44, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

wooooooooooooooooooooooow Gurch (talk) 19:08, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

100,000 edits[edit]

Bästa nyskrivna.svg 100,000 Edits
Congratulations on reaching 100,000 edits. You have achieved a milestone that very few editors have accomplished. The Wikipedia Community thanks you for your continuing efforts. Keep up the good work! – From: Northamerica1000(talk) 21:05, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

wtf who cares? and that was FOUR YEARS ago. Gurch (talk) 13:03, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

I love you. Killiondude (talk) 02:20, 4 April 2012 (UTC)
I love him more. --MZMcBride (talk) 02:26, 4 April 2012 (UTC)
Sorry to bring up an old section BUT I am afraid I do! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 00:42, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Invitation to events in June and July: bot, script, template, and Gadget makers wanted[edit]

I invite you to the yearly Berlin hackathon, 1-3 June. Registration is now open. If you need financial assistance or help with visa or hotel, then please register by May 1st and mention it in the registration form.

This is the premier event for the MediaWiki and Wikimedia technical community. We'll be hacking, designing, teaching, and socialising, primarily talking about ResourceLoader and Gadgets (extending functionality with JavaScript), the switch to Lua for templates, Wikidata, and Wikimedia Labs.

We want to bring 100-150 people together, including lots of people who have not attended such events before. User scripts, gadgets, API use, Toolserver, Wikimedia Labs, mobile, structured data, templates -- if you are into any of these things, we want you to come!

I also thought you might want to know about other upcoming events where you can learn more about MediaWiki customization and development, how to best use the web API for bots, and various upcoming features and changes. We'd love to have power users, bot maintainers and writers, and template makers at these events so we can all learn from each other and chat about what needs doing.

Check out the the developers' days preceding Wikimania in July in Washington, DC and our other events.

Best wishes! - Sumana Harihareswara, Wikimedia Foundation's Volunteer Development Coordinator. Please reply on my talk page, here or at Sumana Harihareswara, Wikimedia Foundation Volunteer Development Coordinator 02:04, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

Your user page[edit]

I thought you might appreciate the list. --MZMcBride (talk) 05:39, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

wtf Gurch (talk) 08:09, 16 April 2012 (UTC)
A filtered version of Wikipedia:Database reports/Most-watched pages. It's an interesting insight into English Wikipedians! --MZMcBride (talk) 14:24, 16 April 2012 (UTC)
no it isnt. theyre all boring sods. Gurch (talk) 18:32, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Afrikaans Wikipedia[edit]

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Wait, I created this? Oh... yes. Five years ago. How did nobody delete it yet. Gurch (talk) 17:37, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

Template:Sudo listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Template:Sudo. Since you had some involvement with the Template:Sudo redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion (if you have not already done so). Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 06:33, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Merchandize Liquidators[edit]

Hi Gurch!

I see that you deleted an article headlined Merchandize Liquidators back in 2006. The company has grown a lot and has been cited in media sources such as Inc. Magazine, Flea Market Zone and other trade publications. Would you be able to help me with a new article about the company? I want to make sure the article isn't removed, and I want to make sure the information is informative, unbiased and also in Wikipedia's approved POV.

Thanks!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sbkpr (talkcontribs) 20:21, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

Log in[edit]

I am new to WP:Huggle and I am trying to allow enable:true to my User:GoShow/huggle.css, please comment if there is any useful help unless it is finished.--GoShow (............................) 00:55, 4 October 2012 (UTC)

A killer kitten for you![edit]

Kitten (06) by Ron.jpg

The cat is stalking talk pages so you don't have to. It will eventually become a jaguar. Congrats on your gift. Hug da panda---err---cat.

DPandaOPande (talk) 23:20, 16 December 2012 (UTC)


Hi Gurch,

Did you ever create a scripting and querrying language for Huggle, called Snuggle?

The thing is, EpochFail is creating (very useful looking) program under the same name.

There is a move discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Editor Retention/Retain new editors/Snuggle

Yaris678 (talk) 12:26, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

It should probably go on record that I am against the mechanized harassment of users making constructive contributions, but yes you can delete that page. It is an abandoned project. Gurch (talk) 13:21, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

Hi Gurch,

I'd really appreciate your feedback on the Snuggle project since I imagine you'd have some rare insights from being a successful wiki-tool developer. When I read your comment above, I assume that you've mistaken the intended use of Snuggle to be the identification of bad edits or bad editor activities. My intention in designing Snuggle is to support the exact opposite use pattern -- the identification and support of good-faith newcomers who need help. If you want to a quick overview of tool, I recommend reading a draft article I'm preparing for the Signpost. You can also give the current version a spin. (Caution: severely limited functionality) Any feedback, ideas or pull requests are welcome. --EpochFail(talk|work) 15:13, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
For all the work you have done for Wikipedia -- Ian Button sig.png 23:16, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

File:Rfa091107.png missing description details[edit]

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Just to let you know[edit]

You have been mentioned at Wikipedia:Missing Wikipedians. XOttawahitech (talk) 14:05, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

Burke's Rangers[edit]

Was a red-link in your list. I have created the article now. Capitalismojo (talk) 05:33, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

Request to take part in a survey[edit]

I am Piotr Konieczny, a fellow Wikipedian (User:Piotrus) and a researcher of Wikipedia ( I am currently (in collaboration with WMF) embarking on a project trying to understand why the most active Wikipedia contributors (such as yourself) may reduce their activity, or retire. We have a growing understanding of why an average editor may do so (see, but we have a very limited understanding of why the top editors would limit their contributions. Yet it is the top editors like yourself who contribute most of Wikiepdia's content, thus understanding this is of vital concern to Wikipedia's project future.

I am contacting you because you are among the top Wikipediana by number of edits, yet your editing activity shows a decline. I would very much appreciate if you would take a minute and answer the following four short questions. Please note this is not a mass email; I am contacting only few dozen of editors like yourself, and each response is extremely valuable. Your response will not be made public, and your privacy will be fully respected.

If you would like to help out in this project and take part in a very short survey, please send me a wikiemail, so that I can send you an email with the survey questions. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 12:23, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

Hi, did you have time to consider my request? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 11:31, 25 July 2013 (UTC)


Hi, I have downloaded Huggle and installed it. Can u please tell me what shall I do next?? Benison talk with me 13:47, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:New message[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:New message has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Magioladitis (talk) 23:23, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Redirects listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


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Long cat listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


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

As one of the previous contributors to {{Infobox film}} or as one of the commenters on it's talk page, I would like to inform you that there has been a RfC started on the talk page as to implementation of previously deprecated parameters. Your comments and thoughts on the matter would be welcomed. Happy editing!

This message was sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) on behalf of {{U|Technical 13}} (tec) 18:27, 8 March 2014 (UTC)


Fancy page mate liked it. 'Brainwash' KazekageTR (talk) 20:21, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Content search link[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Interwiki category[edit]

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