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Thank you for the welcome cookies![edit]

Hi there, Thanks for the nice welcome message! I'm a total wiki newbie and I've created an article as you know. I did a lot of research on my topic and spent hours on here trying to get everything right. I am stuck now on a couple of issues and would really appreciate some help if you would be so kind. It says that my article has an unclear citation style and my reference section has some problems. All the reference links are good, again thoroughly researched and supporting of the facts within the article but I'm clearly missing something as to how it's supposed to be formatted or which of the many templates to use. I'm sure I can figure it out eventually, if I had a lot more time but I have two small children and a million other things going on always. I really want this article to be good and to learn how to be a good Wikipedian! Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you! mrssmith 18:23, 29 January 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Treeannsmith (talkcontribs)


A proposal has been made to create a Live Feed to enhance the processing of Articles for Creation and Drafts. See Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation/RfC to create a 'Special:NewDraftsFeed' system. Your comments are welcome. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 06:59, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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I believe you are overdue a kitten. Thank you for your continued activity, it is always appreciated. Cheers,

Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 13:30, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Why thanks Piotrus, much appreciated. ϢereSpielChequers 13:33, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Giovanni Carmazzi[edit]

It was seldom edited before semi-protection. In two years, it has been infrequently edited. Lower to PC then? --George Ho (talk) 19:26, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

OK done. ϢereSpielChequers 19:30, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Frank R. Parker[edit]

I tried to insert a photo of the subject on the "Frank R. Parker" page, but it has not appeared. It was a photo taken by his widow and given to me to be used with permission. I'm not sure if I just didn't insert it properly or if there was a problem with the copyright. JamesParker5413 (talk) 21:50, 18 February 2014 (UTC)JamesParker5413

Hi James, fixed that. There was a bit of extra code in there, you only need a gallery if you want to display several images together, and if you are using a gallery you don't need some of the other options. There may also be a problem with copyright - you probably need to email our copyright team if you were not the photographer, I will get back to you on that in the next day or so. ϢereSpielChequers 00:11, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Assistance reqeuested[edit]

Please consider doing this to this pair of edits, per this. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 19:36, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Done. Good spot. ϢereSpielChequers 20:24, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Our Article[edit]


A couple hours ago you deleted an article that we wrote about an island called Storm Bay Island. I would like to point out that this is a school project and that we don't want anyone to get tricked by it. Would it be ok to put a note that on the top of our article just to make sure that nobody thinks that we're trying to spread invalid information that says that it is a school project?


HappyRagingPandas — Preceding unsigned comment added by HappyRagingPandas (talkcontribs) 23:28, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi HappyRagingPandas and welcome to Wikipedia. What you did was to replace an article about a place that does exist with fake information, and create an article about a place you just made up. Neither of those is OK to do on Wikipedia, and I hope would not be acceptable in any school project. If you create an article on a famous fictional island then yes you would put a note at the top to say that it was fictional, Sodor_(fictional_island) is a good example, the article starts "Sodor is a fictional island". But to create an article you need to have sources that you can cite - in the case of Sodor there are books that have been written that mention it and reference books are good sources for writing encyclopaedia articles.
If that seems a bit complicated for your first edits to Wikipedia, I would suggest starting by adding links to articles. Here is a list of articles that need links to other articles. If you link to words and names that might have articles you can then remove the {{dead end}} Here is one I did earlier. ϢereSpielChequers 14:27, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

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March 2014[edit]

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British Museum[edit]

Hi Jonathan, just wondering if you had a moment to share your thoughts at Wikipedia_talk:GLAM#Contacting_a_museum_to_get_permission_to_use_their_photos_-_British_Museum.

Regards, Oncenawhile (talk) 19:55, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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native tongue as tool
Thank you for using the tool of your native tongue, for the wisdom to ignore "your" articles after you finished them, and for not ignoring people, as one of the adiminz: you support others to be one in "fair and consistent" voting and make efforts to reform the process, and you trust editors to rights such as roll back, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (3 May 2009, 14 October 2009)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:35, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 432nd recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:31, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Gerda, much appreciated. ϢereSpielChequers 20:45, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

John Magnum disambiguation page[edit]

I love your user name. Your change to the John Magnum disambiguation page didn't follow Wiki format (the name you put in quotes is the man's actual name) so I reverted it. --Aichik (talk) 04:45, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi Aichik, glad you like my name. I'm not sure why you removed the {{hndis}} at the same time as changing the link, may I suggest that in future when you only disagree with part of someone's edit you just change the bit you disagree with rather than simply rejecting the whole of an edit by hitting undo? As for whether the link should go to the actual name or the name of the article, in a disambiguation page it is important that we link to the actual page in question without piping it, otherwise you could have half a dozen John Smith's rather than [John Smith (politician)]], [John Smith (actor)]] etc. If you think that the article John Mangum should be moved to his full name then I suggest you do that or at least propose a move - the important thing about disambiguation pages is that they guide people to the articles that we have. So if John Mangum was moved to John Wayne Mangum then the disambiguation page should reflect the new name. Though unless there are more than two notable John Mangum's I doubt if that disambiguation page will last long. ϢereSpielChequers 20:44, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Merchandise Giveaway[edit]

Hey WereSpielChequers, I just wanted to stop and thank you for nominating me for my free Wikipedia shirt! Although I haven't done so in the last month, I still try and stop by the "dead on other wikis" page whenever I get a chance... and whenever the bot is working! Canadian Paul 20:11, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi Paul, you're very welcome. I think the bot has been running fairly regularly of late, though last I heard the Ukrainians had been waiting several months to get their version started. I assume it is just one of those toolserver to labs migration problems. ϢereSpielChequers 05:30, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Tall Jawa archaeological site Jordan[edit]

Jonathan. I have had the session with Andrew, and we have made good progress on the article -Tall Jawa. Nteli78 (talk) 15:34, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

  • Yes, after a faltering start, Google Hangout worked quite well and I was able to talk Athena through the process of starting the article. She has been shown the basics of communicating on Wikipedia too and leaving you this message was the test. I'll work up this and similar experiences of remote training into a talk for Wikimania when I get a moment - tomorrow perhaps. Andrew (talk) 16:07, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks both of you, I made a few tweaks to Tall Jawa, I really enjoy reading about that sort of thing. ϢereSpielChequers 16:10, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

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Poop patrol[edit]

Thanks for the message about poop patrol. I had a look at it and been thinking, but I've not had a chance to do any work on it yet. Sorry for not contacting you sooner. I'll try and find some time to have another look. Edward (talk)

Thanks Edward, much appreciated. ϢereSpielChequers 19:27, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
I've had a go at implementing my own version of poop patrol. My prototype is available here:
It is built using the Wikipedia search API, so all the results are live. It has support for safe phrases and safe articles. Right now there isn't an interface for adding safe phrases. Edward (talk) 22:16, 4 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Edward, that is really useful, I have already fixed a hundred or more typos with it. ϢereSpielChequers 14:33, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
a few issues with the prototype:
  • Some pages don't become safe articles despite multiple clicks, it is almost as if the mark as safe article button is disabled for pages such as shoegazing, or possibly if it is a safe page for stared it can't also be so for staring.
  • The fifty exceptions limit seems to be on fifty examples of the word being found rather than fifty examples after screening out safe pages and safe phrases. This makes it a bit of a faff going through a report such as staring which has over 20 screens. not subdividing it might be the best solution here.
  • Sometimes the same exception keeps recurring, almost as if the next batch of fifty is calculated on a sometimes differing index.
  • @Edward: An odd one. When I clicked on Who's That Boy? I wound up at the article that Who's That Boy redirects to, as if the questionmark had been displayed but ignored.
  • Would it be possible to import the existing lists of safe pages into the new system? I noticed with causalities that many of the examples are on the existing safe page list. This is particularly helpful for ones like pubic where it can take a bit of research to add each example to the safe page list. ϢereSpielChequers 08:16, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Currently there are two numbers, one on the list before you select a report and one in the report. For example Strecher appears as Strecher (8) with a result that says 7 results. I think the 8 comes from the first time it was run with your software and 7 is the number of examples screened out by safe words and safe phrases. Both are interesting, though it would help if the 7 was subdivided into safe pages and safe phrases. But more important is the number of articles still to check, if as in the case of strecher this is zero then there is no need for me to check that report.
  • Smelly and Poop can come off the list, I started the thing with poop and cleared up lots of old vandalism, but I think one of the edit filters is stopping the new stuff. However there are a number of others worth adding. Idealy the current list would be as per User:DeltaQuadBot/Job requests, though I suppose I should move that. ϢereSpielChequers 06:01, 5 July 2014 (UTC)


Thanks a lot, it's very kind of you!--F Ceragioli (talk) 11:18, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

You are very welcome, thanks for creating those articles ϢereSpielChequers 20:29, 8 April 2014 (UTC)


Hi! I just wanted to say thanks for upgrading my status. I feel a little bit silly about how thrilled I am. :) Also, I love your username. Thanks! HistoricMN44 (talk) 13:53, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

You are very welcome, thanks for creating those articles. Glad you like the username ϢereSpielChequers 20:29, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

"Only Man"[edit]

There is a discussion regarding "Only Man" in which you may be interested. Please visit Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Only Man to take part. --Jax 0677 (talk) 03:16, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Sorry but I don't remember ever editing that article. ϢereSpielChequers 20:29, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Advice plz[edit]

Hi Were - I am markdask but can't login. My comp crashed recently and I had to fully reinstall. No biggie - except I was soo long logged into Wiki I forgot the password. So I simply requested a reset and anticipated the auto-email. It aint arrived - on two seperate occasions. If you can access my acc it should list my registered email as So why aint I receiving wikimail? I can access my user page so can read any messages, though you might choose to refer me to a collegue.

Any assistance much appreciated (talk) 14:35, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Oh sugar. Have you had any other email accounts you might have used for a password reset? Alternatively might you have set that email on other projects such as commons? Admins don't get to see people's email addresses except like anyone else if they receive an email. ϢereSpielChequers 14:45, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Were - it looks like my email acc is messed up. I created the wiki-acc markdask1 and can receive email from that so it aint wikimail. No probs will sort it Markdask1 (talk) 23:56, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

OER inquiry[edit]

Hi WereSpielChequers, I'm sending you this message because you're one of about 300 users who have recently edited an article in the umbrella category of open educational resources (OER) (or open education). In evaluating several projects we've been working on (e.g. the WIKISOO course and WikiProject Open), my colleague Pete Forsyth and I have wondered who chooses to edit OER-related articles and why. Regardless of whether you've taken the WIKISOO course yourself - and/or never even heard the term OER before - we'd be extremely grateful for your participation in this brief, anonymous survey before 27 April. No personal data is being collected. If you have any ideas or questions, please get in touch. My talk page awaits. Thanks for your support! - Sara FB (talk) 20:50, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Live Art, Feminism and Archives 25 April 2014[edit]

See this: User:Leutha2/LADA1. Leutha2 (talk) 16:30, 25 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)

Category:396 BCE deaths[edit]

Category:396 BCE deaths, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. 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. Delsion23 (talk) 11:55, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

Request a copy of deleted page[edit]

Hello Mr/Ms Admin. I am writing to request a copy of deleted page Southeast Asian Sea so that I could use its materials on the page South China Sea. Please post it in my user talkpage. Please help.--Gandalf Tóc Trắng (talk) 06:37, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi Gandalf, The page is now a redirect, so deletion of the history is unnecessary and I have restored the history. click here to view it. However none of the content is cited, and the subject is contentious, so I would suggest not using that material unless you can find sources for it. ϢereSpielChequers 06:56, 24 June 2014 (UTC)


I'm starting to draft an RFC User:WereSpielChequers/Private Space RFC, comments and collaboration from observers would be welcome. ϢereSpielChequers 10:40, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

And in this corner...[edit]

I hope you don't think I'm beating up your idea. I actually find it quite interesting with great potential, it just raises a lot of questions of how to manage since it is so different than anything we have done before. I'm peppering you with a lot of questions, but others will be asking the same in time anyway. I'm curious as to if the Foundation would interfere and say no to such an idea for some reason, ie: "it is against the open nature". Anyway, it is very thought provoking and I just wanted to make sure you knew the questions were because it intrigued me, not because I was against it. Dennis Brown |  | WER 15:19, 7 July 2014 (UTC)