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Future WFTDA rankings[edit]

Howdy. With the announcement that next year the WFTDA will be eschewing Regions in favor of a top-40 ranking system, it strikes me that the current system of regional ranking tables will be obsolete. You're one of the few people that edits roller derby articles with any frequency, so I thought I'd raise this with you. (Past attempts at organizing consensus on derby things have been met with silence.) Mu thought is that it will be worth keeping the old ranking tables in league articles to show historical value, and add new sections for the new methodology going forward. WFTDA Region articles will also be kept I guess, changing the "ares" to "weres", etc. Regional tournaments will be replaced by non-region-specific tournaments, and as such, I don;t foresee new playoff tournaments getting separate articles; but there would, in my mind, be a new article each year for that year's playoffs, which would cover the 4 tournaments. Such as "2013 WFTDA Playoffs". Thoughts? Echoedmyron (talk) 21:05, 17 November 2012 (UTC)

Sounds like a good plan to me, although I don't know exactly how the ranking will work - it's implied that there will be divisional rankings, but I'm not sure whether the might also be some regional rankings. Warofdreams talk 22:27, 18 November 2012 (UTC)
This just in! [1] Echoedmyron (talk) 21:39, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks - looks like no more regions. Warofdreams talk 23:46, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
FYI, another editor - I think someone with a WFTDA affiliation - has posed the question about how to handle the rankings changes going forward: [2]. Thought I'd give you a headsup if you hadn't seen that yet. Echoedmyron (talk) 15:42, 30 January 2013 (UTC)
So I had a little brainstorm today, and came up with a simple way to update the rankings tables in league articles going forward. See here: [3] Adding the region shortform suffix to the Q4 ranking when leagues were ranked regionally makes the distinction between former ranking systems and current. We may have to simply retitle the "Regional" column as "Playoffs", and not sure if it is viable to have articles for D1 and D2 tournaments going forward, since there's so many. What do you think? Echoedmyron (talk) 23:51, 19 December 2013 (UTC)
And further, here's how I updated the table for Toronto, linking the former NC playoffs for the DNQs in 2011 and 2012, and changing the column header to "Playoffs": [4] Opinions? Echoedmyron (talk) 00:13, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

Crat statement draft[edit]

Hi Following the drama at BN, I'm trying to come up with a statement all Crats could agree to. Please take a look, below. I am quite content to do this onwiki -we have always worked transparently, except where secrecy is essential (ie RTV). I think we should be able to wordsmith a statement acceptable to all, and I think it's an important thing to do.

  1. In my opinion, this issue has come about through an unfortunate proliferation of documentation: policy, guideline, how-to etc
  2. I am not convinced that there is community consensus on all of the points encapsulated in those various pages
  3. I am unhappy at what may be described as some or all of: inconsistencies, inaccuracies or lack of clarity in that documentation
  4. I do not believe that any of the issues we have faced have been caused by Crats trying to widen their powers
  5. I would like to see the issues clarified, based on consensus, and for the documentation to be updated accordingly
  6. I'd like to thank Griot-de for generously withdrawing the rename request

Signed [crat sig] Lmk what you think. Many thanks, --Dweller (talk) 15:18, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

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Wikimedia UK Images[edit]

Good afternoon! You uploaded - in 2009 - a few images to uk.wikimedia.org, such as this one. We're trying to track down the copyright status so that we can upload them to Commons. Are you able to clarify for us? Richard Symonds (WMUK) (talk) 12:05, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

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architecture and people
Thank you for quality articles on architecture, such as Unité d'Habitation, people as varied as Mary of Woodstock and Mo Sanders, and for lists, such as List of newspapers in the United Kingdom by circulation, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (9 February 2009)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:06, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 391st recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:48, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Railway viaduct Herries Road[edit]

Hiya this page here gives the viaduct in S6 with a postcode of S6 1RH. However I've got no problem as I suspect the boundary goes right along the railway line on the top of the viaduct. Thanks Mick Knapton (talk) 18:44, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Leave it in S5, but its up to you. Nice work, looking forward to Listed Buildings in S11, will always add photos and entries when I can. Mick Knapton (talk) 22:37, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Discussion of proposed move of Fouta Djallon to Futa Jalon/Jallon[edit]

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Talk:Labour Party (UK) leadership election, 2010[edit]

I am contacting you because you have participated in prior discussions at the above article, and it would be appreciated if you gave your views on an current dispute. One editor wants to add a gallery of images for people who declined to stand for the leadership. Another editor objects on the grounds that doing so puts undue weight on the people who did not participate. -Rrius (talk) 14:22, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Proposal to include David North as Key Trotskyist[edit]

Could you take a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template_talk:Trotskyism#Proposal_to_include_David_North_as_Key_Trotskyist ? Thanks! --Duncan (talk) 11:54, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

Harry Midgley edits[edit]

Can I ask why you reverted my edits to this article? The included text was not sourced from a NPOV and was stated as fact. Dreamboat55 (talk) 17:56, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Ceolwulf of Wessex for deletion[edit]

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Forced user renames coming soon for SUL[edit]

Hi, sorry for writing in English. I'm writing to ask you, as a bureaucrat of this wiki, to translate and review the notification that will be sent to all users, also on this wiki, who will be forced to change their user name on May 27 and will probably need your help with renames. You may also want to help with the pages m:Rename practices and m:Global rename policy. Thank you, Nemo 13:07, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

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Pictures and other contributions[edit]

Hi thanks for the compliment. Yes, I'd like to think we could finish all the photos for S6 some time soon, although there are usually certain ones that are difficult to find, difficult to photograph or just private (I did manage to find the Magazine at Hillsborough Barracks when on a shopping trip to Morrisons !!) but I'll see how it goes. I was out Fulwood the other day and can add some for S10 including the church, war memorial, cottages on Fulwood Road in the next few days. Also planning an article for Christ Church at Fulwood. Cheers Mick Knapton (talk) 21:27, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Grade I listed buildings in South Yorkshire[edit]

Hi Warofdreams. The UK is participating in Wiki Loves Monuments for the first time this year, and the preparation involves updating the lists of listed buildings so they're complete and use templates that fit with the upload tools. You did great work on Grade I listed buildings in South Yorkshire, and I don't want to step on your toes so I'm checking with you before I touch it. The tables can be seen in action at Grade I listed buildings in Greater Manchester so we wouldn't lose any information from the list. The links in the 'list entry number' act as references, but I can copy across the references your list currently uses if you want. Would it be ok if I rolled out the templates on the South Yorkshire list? Nev1 (talk)

Thanks very much, I'll sort something out over the next few days. I hadn't seen the list for Sheffield City Centre etc. It may be that in the short term we don't need to update those lists and people may stick to the counties, but we'll see how it goes. Nev1 (talk) 16:28, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
I've had a go at the new format for South Yorkshire in a sandbox, what do you think? Nev1 (talk) 14:18, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
Looks good! The Rotherham Minster image is by Doncaster Minster instead, but that's a minor detail - in all other respects, I'm happy! Warofdreams talk 20:34, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
Excellent, I've moved the list over to the main space. Nev1 (talk) 21:07, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

Username change[edit]

Can you please change my username? LinkVijay [talk] 21:24, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Darnall Works[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:02, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Amalgamated Society of Painters and Decorators[edit]

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New Research Project[edit]

I recently uncovered an organization that is posting false information on wikipedia and then using that credibility to sell 'courses' of self improvement.

In ther research (Hundreds of citations at this point), we've found some fascinating tid bits, but they run directly against what this goup has been promoting since the 1950's (and to some degree since 1918). Given the duration of the organization and the fact that they ar still leveraging lies for personal gain, I expect there to be some attempts to undermine our effort.

Are there any preventative measure to take, awareness or pre-flagging the article so that administrators are aware? Also, is there a way we can connect with reliable editors that might be interested in helping us, especially with formating these citations so that they are easily and clearly accessible. Many references are from newspapers that are over 50 years old.

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by ChuckWingate (talkcontribs) 18:24, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

Dunfermline[edit]

Hey WoD.

I have tried and failed to colour the background of Dunfermline to light red over on List of by-elections to the Scottish Parliament. Do you know how to do it, the table keeps breaking when I try doktorb wordsdeeds 08:02, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

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Sheffield area articles[edit]

Hi pal, thanks for adding the infobox for the Storrs, South Yorkshire article. I was wondering, in your role as an administrator who is interested in Sheffield articles, could you please have a look at the latest edit on the Stanedge Pole page, as I think it is personal opinion, unencyclopedic and also unreferenced. I have undone it once but it has been reverted by another ip address (probably the same person), could you give your opinion as I don't want to get into an edit war.

On another subject, there are only three photos needed to complete the Listed buildings in S6 page, Holdsworth Cottage is fairly private but I think a photo is possible, the boiler house at King Edward's is very private and access is by keypad, so that is probably not possible and lastly High Lea Cottage and Farmhouse, should be possible although I'm not 100% sure where it is and anyway I was wondering if it's in S35, as per this link here which gives it a postcode of S35 0DB. Look forward to your reply, Regards Mick Knapton (talk) 09:56, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

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National Party[edit]

Hi WoD. You created National Party (UK, 1917) some years ago...

After writing an article on one of their unsuccessful candidates (a reactionary intellectual general, of all things) I got curious and tried to draw up a list of their candidates for the 1918 general election. I've been able to ID twenty on Wikipedia, plus one possible (not sure if he stood or not). However, the article gives 23 - any idea where I might be able to track down the missing two? Andrew Gray (talk) 14:54, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! I've managed to track down a claim of 25 as well, so who knows... Andrew Gray (talk) 21:41, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Infobox power station[edit]

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Michael Mullen[edit]

I created Michael Mullen (Irish politician) as a Senator article some years ago. He is most likely the trade unionist as well. Snappy (talk) 17:57, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, and yes, the Oireachtas confirms that he is the trade unionist. Warofdreams talk 18:44, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

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Billy McFarland[edit]

Do you have any idea what I can do about the nonsense going on over at Billy McFarland> I'm at my wit's end trying to fight a vandal and have no idea what to do to stop it. Keresaspa (talk) 00:28, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

I've taken a look, and it looks like someone inserting their version of events - not exactly vandalism, but not a neutral point of view and not properly referenced. I've put a sourcing warning on their talk page and a request to visit the article talk page to discuss and help build a consensus. If they're interested in making positive contributions, hopefully they will - either way, I reckon the RFC is the best approach, along with keeping an eye on the page to make sure there's no unreferenced material as it's a biography of a living person, and ensuring everyone stays within WP:3RR. Warofdreams talk 21:53, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, I'll just keep an eye although apart from an "open message" to me on the actual page [5] he/she has rejected all attempts at communication or compromise. Keresaspa (talk) 00:26, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ann Arbor Derby Dimes[edit]

Any help here you can offer would be appreciated. The original article got deleted for copyvios, so I decided to create a new one. An editor has twice (!) now nommed it for deletion; first attempted a speedy which got declined as it didn't meet the criteria, and now claiming it for deletion for not meeting GNG. While my distaste for editors whose sole existence is to remove things from wikipedia (rather than contributing) makes me want to tell him where to go, I'm having a hard time finding the right arguments against this. Sources are hard to come by, and it doesn't help that WFTDA has at times - as has DNN - referred to the league as Ann Arbor Roller Derby rather than Ann Arbor Derby Dimes. So, just putting this out there. Even another voice may help. Echoedmyron (talk) 13:40, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

I've given my opinion in the debate - I regard those sources as clearly being beyond routine, and the article as meeting the GNG. On the name, it looks like AARD may be the formal name of the organisation which plays as AADD - they do use it themselves in a few contexts, but I can't find anything reliable on this to mention it in the article. Warofdreams talk 18:32, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the input. Knowing that we've crossed paths before on roller derby articles I thought you might be a useful voice. Echoedmyron (talk) 19:06, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Banff and Macduff[edit]

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The article Banff and Macduff has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Both towns have separate articles; seems nothing to be gained and potentially confusing having this, in addition

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By-election deletion discussion[edit]

As you had been involved in one of the articles in the past I thought you would be interested in a deletion discussion I opened around uncontested ministerial by-elections. JASpencer (talk) 18:18, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for P. T. Daly[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 22:27, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

As a main editor of The_Legend, I am calling your attention to Talk:Legend_(disambiguation)#Merger_proposal.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 04:14, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

An important message about renaming users[edit]

Dear Warofdreams,

I am cross-posting this message to many places to make sure everyone who is a Wikimedia Foundation project bureaucrat receives a copy. If you are a bureaucrat on more than one wiki, you will receive this message on each wiki where you are a bureaucrat.

As you may have seen, work to perform the Wikimedia cluster-wide single-user login finalisation (SUL finalisation) is taking place. This may potentially effect your work as a local bureaucrat, so please read this message carefully.

Why is this happening? As currently stated at the global rename policy, a global account is a name linked to a single user across all Wikimedia wikis, with local accounts unified into a global collection. Previously, the only way to rename a unified user was to individually rename every local account. This was an extremely difficult and time-consuming task, both for stewards and for the users who had to initiate discussions with local bureaucrats (who perform local renames to date) on every wiki with available bureaucrats. The process took a very long time, since it's difficult to coordinate crosswiki renames among the projects and bureaucrats involved in individual projects.

The SUL finalisation will be taking place in stages, and one of the first stages will be to turn off Special:RenameUser locally. This needs to be done as soon as possible, on advice and input from Stewards and engineers for the project, so that no more accounts that are unified globally are broken by a local rename to usurp the global account name. Once this is done, the process of global name unification can begin. The date that has been chosen to turn off local renaming and shift over to entirely global renaming is 15 September 2014, or three weeks time from now. In place of local renames is a new tool, hosted on Meta, that allows for global renames on all wikis where the name is not registered will be deployed.

Your help is greatly needed during this process and going forward in the future if, as a bureaucrat, renaming users is something that you do or have an interest in participating in. The Wikimedia Stewards have set up, and are in charge of, a new community usergroup on Meta in order to share knowledge and work together on renaming accounts globally, called Global renamers. Stewards are in the process of creating documentation to help global renamers to get used to and learn more about global accounts and tools and Meta in general as well as the application format. As transparency is a valuable thing in our movement, the Stewards would like to have at least a brief public application period. If you are an experienced renamer as a local bureaucrat, the process of becoming a part of this group could take as little as 24 hours to complete. You, as a bureaucrat, should be able to apply for the global renamer right on Meta by the requests for global permissions page on 1 September, a week from now.

In the meantime please update your local page where users request renames to reflect this move to global renaming, and if there is a rename request and the user has edited more than one wiki with the name, please send them to the request page for a global rename.

Stewards greatly appreciate the trust local communities have in you and want to make this transition as easy as possible so that the two groups can start working together to ensure everyone has a unique login identity across Wikimedia projects. Completing this project will allow for long-desired universal tools like a global watchlist, global notifications and many, many more features to make work easier.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the SUL finalisation, read over the Help:Unified login page on Meta and leave a note on the talk page there, or on the talk page for global renamers. You can also contact me on my talk page on meta if you would like. I'm working as a bridge between Wikimedia Foundation Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Stewards, and you to assure that SUL finalisation goes as smoothly as possible; this is a community-driven process and I encourage you to work with the Stewards for our communities.

Thank you for your time. -- Keegan (WMF) talk 18:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

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