User talk:Timbouctou

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Thanks for the link. However, my edit is correct and your revert unncessary. Firstly, adding UK is superflous (and not present on 99% of articles) and it is accurate to describe people from the UK as English, Scottish or Welsh. See the rest of Wikipedia for reference.

Arrensgore (talk) 19:20, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Re: FYI[edit]

Thanks for alerting me to the problem. Please try to avoid extra interaction with this user in the near future, because I see it's caused you to lose your temper, e.g. with [1] or [2]. This can now be excused given the context, but it's still generally inappropriate and unproductive. Just think about the simple reality that all these comments will be available for people to read in years to come, and hopefully that will make it easier to choose to stay above the fray. --Joy [shallot] (talk) 11:20, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

October 2014 Wikification Drive[edit]

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Re: Categories[edit]

Sorry for that. However, with the notifications I got quite a record when I came on: 20 :P Jackninja5 (talk) 03:22, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Reverting my edit on Branko Zorko[edit]

Please read Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Icons#Flags to understand why I made the edit that I did. The flag is already displayed in the medal table. Please revert your edit so that it matches other articles on athletes. Zastavafan76 (talk) 00:38, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Paškal Jukić[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:03, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

Cape Verde map[edit]

Having their name on the map is one of the conditions of using the map freely, as I read the permissions. This seems circular. Do you have a Wikipedia guide on this? The map is very helpful in seeing the islands of Cape Verde. I did not find this map, but I find it appropriate and useful. --Prairieplant (talk) 11:11, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

Yes, having their name on map is a condition of using it freely - but then there is no need for us to use it if we already have watermark-free maps available to us. Regarding Cape Verde, you can use any one of these available at Commons to illustrate the article instead. Timbouctou (talk) 11:20, 10 November 2014 (UTC)
The Portuguese language Wikipedia uses this same map. The watermark that Wikipedia seems to worry about is a digital one, to prevent or track disallowed use. The UN group just wants their acronym to show, so they get credit, not to prevent use by others. I would rather put that map back. You left a hole in article in my view. I would put the UN map back but that is considered rude. So perhaps you should fill the hole you made. --Prairieplant (talk) 11:28, 10 November 2014 (UTC)
I think WP:WATERMARK is pretty claer. Neither me not our readers care about their acronym and Wikipedia's policy has always been to avoid using watermarked images if other alternatives exist. And when it comes to maps - they exist. Using your analogy - putting it back in would leave a hole in our image use policy. Timbouctou (talk) 15:45, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

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Notice of Edit warring noticeboard discussion[edit]

Information icon Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that there is currently a discussion involving you at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Edit warring regarding a possible violation of Wikipedia's policy on edit warring. Thank you. Overdtop (talk) 00:24, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Meh. What a troll. Timbouctou (talk) 00:48, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Croatian Wikipedia[edit]


My commiserations regarding your recent hr wiki block - or not, because it's not like you're losing anything... :-)

Anyway, I've just achieved what perhaps no other Wikipedian has achieved: I got blocked for using a {{citation needed}} template (?!). See Wikipedija and its talk, you might find it interesting...

Now there is a boneheaded move - I certainly wouldn't like to explain to the WMF how adding a cn template is a "disrupting Wikipedia to prove a point"[3], and maybe - just maybe - someone will have to do exactly that... GregorB (talk) 22:27, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

My condolences. Or not :-) In addition to being a vehicle for promoting hate speech and assorted stuff lifted verbatim from fringe right-wing online columns, CW is a colossal waste of time. The project is FUBAR and does more harm than good in its current form. The only result of my experience over there is that the target of my resentment has shifted from the semi-literate paranoid imbeciles running CW to WMF itself, as it genuinely does not seem to care about using its donated funds to host a runaway project that is actually an inversion of all of its values. If you need support fighting your block I am willing to help, but I am increasingly getting fed up with all that crap. I rarely used CW as a reader myself, and the media coverage it received last year - along with the blatant propaganda speak used throughout CW - makes me think not many Croatians ever will. So why bother? They probably did you a favor. (Btw have you noticed that their recent changes page lists changes to user talk pages as well? So that when you inevitably get harassed for not toeing the desired party line, you immediately have an entire pack of admins descending on your talk page. Which, btw, they won't let you delete, and, once blocked, even modify. In essence they treat recent changes page as a policing tool for monitoring who does what and where, and I even received a warning once for making too many incremental edits because it interfered with their ability to monitor user activity. Which is pretty hilarious considering how abandoned the place seems to be.) Timbouctou (talk) 00:17, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
You make some very good points. I've also recently came to a conclusion that the best way is letting the place self-destruct: trying to fix it actually has the opposite effect.
Also, the WMF has been a big disappointment to me, because it's really as blatant as it gets. They might still make a move in the end, but chances are it'll probably be either something half-assed, or something easily defeated by a sock-storm.
I have no intention whatsoever of fighting my block. It's a waste of time. And, it just so happens it is also pretty hard to do: one can't edit while logged in (obviously), can't edit while logged out (IP is blocked too), and can't send an email to the blocking administrator using the "Email this user option" (funny thing - either a bug, or is deliberately disabled).
Also, that's a good observation regarding the patrolled changes: on the face of it, it's an anti-vandalism measure, but in reality is a matter of total control. Once they "get your number", your edits get scrutinized to death or wantonly reverted just for the fun of it, and it is impossible to reason with those people. They are not too smart either - my block seems to prove it - and in the end that's going to be their undoing. GregorB (talk) 21:55, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) There is an anecdote which ends with a question “What are you doing out of jail?” --Antidiskriminator (talk) 23:22, 18 November 2014 (UTC)


Can you please explain the reason of your recent edit in Gazi Hüsrev Pasha ? Thanks Nedim Ardoğa (talk) 20:49, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, regarding this edit - Category:Bosniak people is a container category, i.e. it is meant to be populated only by subcategories, not articles. Timbouctou (talk) 01:15, 21 November 2014 (UTC)