User talk:VernoWhitney

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Hi, Verno. :) VWBot seems to have stopped functioning about 6 months ago. This having been 6 months ago, you may be fully aware and there may have already been discussions that I've missed. :D While I will admit that not having pages flagged for {{close paraphrasing}} and {{copy paste}} has helped the backlog at WP:CP go away, and I have cheerfully pretended to myself that all those articles have ceased to exist, we really need some of its functions, especially managing page listing at WP:CP.

Is there anything that can be done about this?

I'm thinking I may need to talk about different processes for working {{close paraphrasing}} articles, as those are major time consumers. Perhaps if those are not addressed after a week, they should be escalated to {{copyvio}} or something.

If nothing can be done, please let me know, and I'll see about finding a replacement bot for some of its tasks. :) --Moonriddengirl (talk) 10:53, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

There haven't been any discussions about it (that I'm aware of, at least). It just died when I had to change some of my computer systems around and I never got it set up again. I seem to recall there being an issue with it double-listing some articles as well (related to the lengthy backlog, perhaps?), and off the top of my head I can't recall if I ever tracked down and fixed that bug. I'll look into my notes and see if I can get it dusted off and running again soon. I'm afraid I'm not going to make any promises as to exactly when that will be, though, since non-wiki life keeps me pretty busy these days. VernoWhitney (talk) 14:19, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
Understood, and thank you. :) Obviously it's not urgent since the bot hasn't been functioning for half a year, but please do let me know if it looks like too mammoth a task. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 11:17, 18 April 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)

Gary Stockdale[edit]

I am a Los Angeles-based TV and film composer, and performing songwriter. Someone created a page for me some time ago and I just saw that it had been deleted by you. Why is this? I never received any notice there was a problem with it.

Has the work that was done on the page been deleted? Who do I speak to about this? I don't quite understand.

Thank you, Gary Stockdale (talk) 00:35, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Pictogram voting info.svg Note: Replying via email as requested via email. VernoWhitney (talk) 13:16, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for mediation rejected[edit]

The request for formal mediation concerning Gary Stockdale Wikipedia page, to which you were listed as a party, has been declined. To read an explanation by the Mediation Committee for the rejection of this request, see the mediation request page, which will be deleted by an administrator after a reasonable time. Please direct questions relating to this request to the Chairman of the Committee, or to the mailing list. For more information on forms of dispute resolution, other than formal mediation, that are available, see Wikipedia:Dispute resolution.

For the Mediation Committee, User:Sunray (talk) 16:53, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
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