User talk:Stephen

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The CAR update ahas been ready and waiting before that of Ukraine? Why ignoring that? And thailand(Lihaas (talk) 13:26, 23 January 2014 (UTC)).

Neither of those nominations are fit for posting. The CAR item doesn't even mention CAR, nor explain CNT. The Thai item basically says a person was shot. With all due respect to him, that's one death. What are the implications or importance? Stephen 23:01, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Dread Pirate Roberts (Silk Road)[edit]

Actually, this isn't a ridiculous claim - it's basically true; the fictional character name is passed along from one Captain to the next, to build reputation. See the article about the character, Dread Pirate Roberts. Hamid999 (talk) 21:26, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

It's a ridiculous claim to assume a fictional characteristic applies to a real life person because they use the name as their anonymous internet nickname. Provide a reference where the name is handed from person to person on Silk Road. Stephen 22:54, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
(coming here from the article)The claim is not rediculous, nor is it untrue. It's just unsourced. I remember a few months back news reports saying that this was in fact the case - that someone else had taken on the name. What is probably not true is that it was "handed down upon retirement" as in the fictional work. What I don't recall is if the person who claimed the title got it to "stick" in the eyes of the underground community or if his "claim" whithered into irrelevancy. Most importantly, I don't remember which news source I saw this in. No reliable source = not to be used in Wikipedia if challenged (especially on BLP-related subjects), and as it was challenged, it can't be used without a reliable source. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 23:40, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

itchy fingers?[edit]

whats the problem? satusuro 08:45, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Fat fingers on a tablet. Good job I have rollback! Hope all is well, Stephen 09:00, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
hahah my brothers in law have huge fingers - also my son has my ipad at the moment... I understand... all is well ... hahaha satusuro 09:12, 20 February 2014 (UTC)


This matter was discussed repeatedly during the ANI. Neither of us is topic banned from any page. I'll abide by any future formal finding, but you can see that my edits, comments, and nominations have all been the subject of the other editor's comments and reversions. Unless he's admonished for that, and both of us are formally warned not to comment on each other's nominations (rather than addressing each orther personally, or mentioning each other's actions obliquely, which I haven't done, but he has) I have no intention of refraining from objective comments on nominations themselves. I'll provide diffs for the other editor's personal comments, reversions, and comments on my nominations since the ANI if you insist I do so under immunity. μηδείς (talk) 22:40, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

You are not topic banned. You have an interaction ban. This means you are not permitted to reply to TRM's comments or nominations. Stephen 00:16, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
You'll need to show me that judgment in the ANI or where IBAN policy states such a thing, and frankly I am curious why this is coming up now as opposed to, say, in the Sid Caesar nomination? (Was my opposition personally addressed to the other party, or somehow disruptive? Or were you solicited in regard to this?) Both of us have commented and acted on many of the same nominations since the IBAN. I'd prefer any advice come from a third party, given my criticism of your adminning of the ITN candidate page. I am not looking for this--I only respond because you bring it up. μηδείς (talk) 02:17, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
Search for WP:Interaction ban, and read the second bullet. This is coming up now because that is the one I noticed. I'm not going to go back through any prior posts. As a regular on ITN I am involved enough to not take any further action, notwithstanding that I don't believe I've seen any unwarranted criticism from you. I'll post at the administrator boards for a second opinion. Stephen 03:21, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Notice board[edit]

Sorry for the revert. You've probably realised by now it was a misslclick on a mobile device. Only realised it happened this morning when saw notification. Apologies again.Blethering Scot 09:05, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

IBM Mainframe closing note at ITN/C[edit]

Just a suggestion. You may want to change your note to say twelve years late, rather than two. HiLo48 (talk) 03:35, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you![edit]

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Hello, Stephen. You have new messages at David Levy's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

David Levy 02:57, 19 May 2014 (UTC)


Hello. You are the administrator that create protected Hackforums to sysop levels. I acknowledge this that this is due to the spam creation and the flimsy !keep votes on the afd, and the fact that after it was deleted, it was recreated. I'm not faulting you. Only, I'd like to request a reassessment in circumstances. Based on the notice of Blackshades malicious tool, Hackforums ultimately was involved and has produced reliable sources regarding the site. Would you mind getting a look at my draft of it and give me pointers on what to do/add/improve or whatever? I think that the circumstances have changed since then and that it is notable enough in reliable sources to have an article. Thanks. See my draft: Tutelary (talk) 04:15, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

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) 06:47, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Sutton Heritage Mosaic DYK[edit]

Now that the hook has been corrected, are you or is anyone planning to reinstate it? It would be good if it could be reinstated. A P Monblat (talk) 21:11, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

When you get a minute, it would be good if you could look at this again. The hook as revised is fine, and there is no reason to continue to deprive this article of a "Did You Know". A P Monblat (talk) 23:04, 13 November 2014 (UTC)
I pulled the hook in response to a Main page errors note that it was inaccurate and misleading. I have no issues with an amended hook going back on the Main page but I don't participate in that process. Stephen 01:02, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
I understand, but do you happen to know what needs to be done to achieve a reinstatement? I'm very new to DYk, while the "regulars" seem to have lost interest in this nomination. It seems to be in limbo-land, and may stay there indefinitely unless some sort of action is taken, I fear. A P Monblat (talk) 01:19, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
I don't have a clue about DYK processes. Can it be nominated again, with a comment to its history? Stephen 05:09, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

Revision Deletion Request[edit]

An anonymous user just edited my user page and inserted their email address (see this revision). I'm thinking this should probably be hidden, since most people don't actually want their email address publicly available like that. Thanks. demize (t · c) 00:03, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

Done, thanks for thinking of his privacy. Stephen 01:08, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

Request for RevisionDelete[edit]

Hi there, a user with no history made an edit which was clearly disruptive and offensive. I reverted that edit. Further, another user claims the account used to create the revision is masquerading as his Twitter handle (discussion). Would you please delete this revision? Thank you! —Tony Webster (talk / contribs) 04:43, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

Done, and the user blocked. Stephen 05:31, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

Typographical widow[edit]

Why did you delete my comment re the giant scallop FP text from Talk:Main Page? It was a perfectly valid and reasonable comment. In publishing and graphics, typographical 'widows' and 'orphans' are to be avoided. IMO, this one looked amateurish, and constituted an editing error. Sca (talk) 22:27, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

You'd already had a response that the layout of the Main page is subject to a user's screen size and resolution, browser configuration, and a myriad of other figures. There were no strange characters between the two words. It wasn't an error, it wasn't going to be fixed, so I cleared the error report. Stephen 01:07, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
Unaware of the response you cite. Sca (talk) 14:03, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

Merge discussion for Anaheim (train station) [edit]


An article that you have been involved in editing, Anaheim (train station) , has been proposed for a merge with another article. If you are interested in the merge discussion, please participate by going here, and adding your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. Fettlemap (talk) 04:28, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center opens December 6, 2014! Fettlemap (talk) 04:28, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Czar RfA[edit]

I know you must really like Czar, but you can only vote once ;)--v/r - TP 03:31, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

Brooke RD[edit]

Two orange maintainance tags and you post it? The Rambling Man (talk) 22:24, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

WTF, how did I miss those?! The article I looked at was pretty clean; I can only think I had another nondescript american bio open and didn't notice I was looking at the wrong guy. Thanks for the poke. Stephen

RevDel Question[edit]

Hello! I found your name by looking through both Admins who are willing to provide copies of deleted articles, and Admins willing to use the RevDel tool. I have a request that is not quite either, but related, and I was hoping you might be willing to assist. I'm a non-Admin, but I'm interested in reviewing the content of a revdeletion. I understand non-Admins are normally not permitted to view this material, as it is intended not to be available publicly, but it appears a private review is possible if an Admin is willing to allow it or email it. Is that something you may be willing to look into? Thanks! Ries42 (talk) 18:30, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

I'm happy to consider it, but can't make a call until I've reviewed the content. Please point me at the deleted revision. I have email enabled if you wish to communicate that way. Stephen 21:40, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

talk jimbo page[edit]

how can we use the talk jimbo page when the talk page is protected ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:41, 13 January 2015 (UTC) You can't it is semi protected - (talk) 09:56, 17 January 2015 (UTC)


yes, momentarily

Personal information[edit]

I looked at ANI for a currently active admin and I found you.

Can you delete some personal contact information put up by a 14-year-old? The information can be seen in the page history of the following:

Thanks in advance. Binksternet (talk) 03:16, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Done, Stephen 03:48, 13 February 2015 (UTC)


You should renominate. The CN tagged item is uncontrovesial, but I have hidden it, and the OR assertion is not tagged at all. So I have removed the page tag.

Plus, Isabella Rosellini!!!

μηδείς (talk) 22:58, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

We've still got three of five body sections without a reference, which is against our Biography of Living Organisms policies. And the references that are there are all around the recent discovery. Stephen 23:05, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

WTF is your problem?[edit]

What was the point of this edit? I believe this is not the first time you are undoing my edits there. Last time I checked you did not own that page, so please refrain from making unconstructive reverts of my edits. Nergaal (talk) 05:13, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Excuse me[edit]

May i use this image: And post them under a different licences, Cause im Currently composing a music and I don't want someone to remix or use it for commercial use without permission. --MrMonsterman34 (talk) 04:23, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

You can use it for whatever you want, within the limits of WP's licencing. Stephen 00:32, 10 March 2015 (UTC)