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Request[edit]

Open proxy:

I think they're came from User:MariaJaydHicky. 183.171.174.89 (talk) 02:29, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

  • The address space of 93.186.16.0 - 93.186.23.255 is not an open proxy, it is allocated to Research in Motion, UK and is is presented for Blackberry mobile device users in that area. It is technical a proxy, but it is not an open proxy itself. Blocking that range would only be done if there was significant disruption to the project. — xaosflux Talk 14:59, 25 July 2014 (UTC)


Thank you![edit]

Hi, thanks for reviewing and approving my request for rollback, also thanks for reviewer status as well (an unexpected but pleasant addition.) Very much appreciated! Now I can swat those nasty vandals faster. :) -BloodDoll (talk) 01:36, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

TPG Telecom[edit]

Hi, Could you take care of the edit summaries and diffs at TPG Telecom when you get time. The page has been semi'd but the history is cluttered with the trash left behind. I believe it qualifies to be removed under REVDEL#2. Thanks!  NQ  talk 13:37, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Thanks for the note @NQ:, it should be all cleaned up now, I minimized the redaction to the specific problematic components of each revision. See the new history and let me know if you see anything I missed. — xaosflux Talk 17:25, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you Xaosflux, it sure seems like a tedious and time consuming task redacting parts of individual revisions. Appreciate the effort. Have a great day!  NQ  talk 17:42, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
And it made my mop all icky, have to go clean it out now! — xaosflux Talk 17:43, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi. Same thing again on the same page. Time to get that mop of yours! Thanks.  NQ  talk 13:39, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Thanks for the note @NQ:. — xaosflux Talk 14:42, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
That was quick! Thanks.  NQ  talk 14:44, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Question[edit]

Hi Xaosflux, I saw that one of the applicants for administrator got about 65% approval and was still unsuccessful. Is there a certain percentage that a user needs? Johnsmith2116 (talk) 12:39, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

There is not a specific rule, as it is not a vote. Typically, 70% is the low end of the mark, and 85% is the high end. The !votes are calculated in the tally numerically, however when judging the outcome not all !votes may have equal weighting. (e.g. "Oppose I don't like people who's usernames start with J" would appear in the tally, but would likely be given little to no weight towards the outcome.) — xaosflux Talk 20:36, 9 August 2014 (UTC)


Talk back[edit]

Thanks for the warm welcome. I am looking forward to contributing to the Multichannel Marketing stub as part of a U of T course project.

Nana Afia Acquah (talk) 14:01, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Autopatrolled[edit]

Hello, when I'm gonna get answer for being autopatrolled? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Requests_for_permissions/Autopatrolled All users below got their answers before me, despite I've created more articles than them.--Yacatisma (talk) 23:36, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

There is no specific rule for processing these, and I'm only one of many admins that patrol that page; no action is not a bad sign (as nooned came by and stamped X mark.svg Not done on it). Good news is this is not holding you up from doing anything you want on the project. — xaosflux Talk 03:46, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

On a related note, I’ve been creating biographies on politicians and Civil war MOH recipients, mostly stubs. I’ve created around 12 yesterday alone and planning a dozen more today and hope to reach another couple of dozens by the end of the week. I know the requirement says 50 creations, but since there is quite a backlog at NPP and many of my new ones have not been reviewed yet- If auto patrolled, will make it easier for everyone, I would like to request it here. Thanks.  NQ  talk 03:58, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Please enter your request at WP:PERM, the guidelines are just guidelines, explain your reasoning and don't worry about backing up NPP, autopatrolled is primarily for long-term use-and hopefully you will create articles for a long time! — xaosflux Talk 04:54, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Yes check.svg Done I never thought of creating any articles at first. But there are hundreds of red linked pages especially biographies which I can easily contribute to and help develop.  NQ  talk 05:07, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

A bowl of strawberries for you![edit]

Erdbeerteller01.jpg Thanks for changing my userrights and helping me this past week. I appreciate your help! Enjoy those strawberries! Xermano (talk) 23:34, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

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null bot 10 approved and running again.[edit]

FYI, and thanks for the suggestion. Cheers, --j⚛e deckertalk 03:03, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! Happy editing, — xaosflux Talk 04:07, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

ygm[edit]

I've sent you a mail, if you have time, please do check and reply  NQ  talk 01:26, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

NQ, replied. — xaosflux Talk 02:58, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

One more.  NQ  talk 11:33, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. — xaosflux Talk 12:10, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

RE:User:Autoediter[edit]

When blocking, please give the reason why it is blocked. I have decided to remove that bot from the approval's list and use it as a varible account with permission. Thanks.Gerry.y.ma (talk) 09:36, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Your bot account was blocked for claiming to be an authorized bot when it was not. It certainly could become one and be unblocked. To request a trial of whatever task you plan to run with your bot, please go to WP:RFBOT and fill out the form. — xaosflux Talk 12:22, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Account creation user right[edit]

Hi Xaosflux. Could you explain why you've removed me from the group Account Creators? Thanks in advance, MartinPoulter (talk) 13:38, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

I hit a couple of false positives when doing a bulk cleanup, looks like you got swept up inadvertently (account logs show you have never created an account for anyone, much less over the creation threshold). Assuming you are going to do this type of activity in the near future I just re-enabled it, hope I didn't disrupt anything. If you never intend to use this, please let me know as it is not a permission intended to be assigned indefinitely. Happy editing, — xaosflux Talk 18:50, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
No worries: thanks for the quick response. I am one of the lead trainers for Wikimedia UK and I do a lot of workshops and editathons, so I do definitely intend to use it in future (including in training events this autumn). I've not had to use it so far because so far fewer than six people have turned up to events without accounts, or there has been another trainer present with the user right. Cheers, MartinPoulter (talk) 21:33, 13 August 2014 (UTC)


RFC requests your input[edit]

Xaosflux,

You are receiving this as a randomly , selected from a list on Wikipedia's RFC page . Your input on this RFC on the talk page of Treats would be appreciated. Kosh Vorlon    10:38, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Close OA request at ENB[edit]

Hi Xaosflux. I saw you closed another application, so would you mind if you closed my application for OA at WP:ENB? Cheers, Thanks, L235-Talk Ping when replying 00:50, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Deletion[edit]

Please undo You claimed that Category:Spoken word albums by genre was empty but it was not. —Justin (koavf)TCM 15:25, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done note, it only contains a subcategory not any actual pages. In any event, if the requester wants to revisit they can go to CFD. `— xaosflux Talk 15:28, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 13 August 2014[edit]

Pending changes reviewing guidelines & reality?[edit]

Hi Xaosflux, thanks again for the reviewer and rollback rights. I find I am still a bit hesitant to get into reviewing much, though, and was hoping you might provide your view.

Basically, the reviewer guidelines say that (broadly) the process of reviewing is intended as a quick check to ensure edits don't contain vandalism, violations of the policy on living people, copyright violations, or other obviously inappropriate content. Yet I see a lot of edits in the pending changes queue that meet this criteria (there are no obvious issues, per the guideline), but still haven't been accepted, sometimes for 10+ hours.

For example, as of the date of this comment, this edit (anon IP adding a missing UK chart position for one of Katy Perry's songs) has been sitting in the queue for 12 hours. It is a pretty minor change, and the reviewer guideline states reviewers do not take responsibility for the correctness of edits they accept. So based on the reviewer guideline, and that statement, I'd go ahead and accept that edit. Yet other reviewers have not decided, one way or another, for 12 hours. I have seen many other examples of that sort of minor, seemingly innocuous edit taking ages to be accepted or declined, etc. It makes me nervous when contemplating accepting any other edits besides the most clear cut, non-contentious ones.

So what gives, am I missing something here... if so.. what? Thanks! :) -BloodDoll (talk) 08:30, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

You've found your self in the same situation I am in when ever I go to Special:PendingChanges, wanting to fact-check all the edits. There is nothing inherently wrong with that, but as you've read it is not the goal of PC1. I suspect many of the other reviewers look at it this way as well, thus the backlogs. The only hint I've got for you is to WP:AGF, accepting the edit is not the same as making it, yes you are in the log but the edit isn't yours and no one will blame you unless its an obvious error you accepted. FWIW, I would have accepted that Katy Perry edit from PC1. If you are really not sure, just skip them, someone will pick it up eventually. — xaosflux Talk 11:43, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

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Page protection template (user talk pages)[edit]

Hey Xaosflux, I liked your idea of changing the template. How does this look?

Current version (in its current state, the edit request button doesn't work because the talk page is protected): (removed because it was confusing to put it here)

Proposed version: (removed because it was confusing to put it here)

--gdfusion (talk|contrib) 18:49, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Where would that target need to go? Looks like it currently targets your own talk page (the one that would be protected?) — xaosflux Talk 23:07, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Wait, it might be less confusing if you look at User talk:Gdfusion/Sandbox. In this hypothetical situation, my talk page is protected, and you're trying to contact me. What should happen when you press the button is that it creates a new message form on your talk page, with a note in the title that pings me. --gdfusion (talk|contrib) 23:47, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
OK, this I'm liking a lot more! I temp spp your talk page as the example. Would want the pre-load for this to be in a media-wiki page or subpage, and the mediawiki message will need updating to only target this on user_talk namespace. Do you have proposed edits ready to roll to production? — xaosflux Talk 00:09, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, I just put a proposed edit on Template:Protected page text, which is transcluded into MediaWiki:Protectedpagetext and MediaWiki:Cascadeprotected. --gdfusion (talk|contrib) 01:24, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

BAG[edit]

Hello Xaosflux, I thought of operating a bot and I need approval from BAG. It will work on WP:AWB. Main tasks are: WP:General fixings, fix citation errors, add {{Persondata}}, add {{Orphan}} to new article, fix inappropriate parameter of infoboxes. It will be automatic. Now, I don't have much knowledge how they approve bots so I'm asking you. I need your opinion, should I ask for bot approval?? Jim Carter (from public cyber) 10:45, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

The only way to get a bot flag is via a bot request, AWB requires a bot flag for automatic mode, so off to WP:RFBOT you should go. You should be clear in your bot request what your goal is for automatic editing, e.g. which pages are you targeting, what portions of the page. If you just want to run general cleanup, you can run AWB under your own account in manual mode. — xaosflux Talk 12:06, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I did that from my orginal account but the number of edits per second is more than our bot policy have mentioned. Hence it requires a seperate bot account. Okay I will request at WP:RFBOT with all those details. Thanks, Jim Carter (from public cyber) 12:47, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Hey, what happens if my bot approval request matches with a task already done by another bot?? For example I doubt another bot adds {{Persondata}} tags to article and my bot will also do the same. Is it allowed if my bot do the same thing which already done by another bot?? Jim Carter (from public cyber) 13:07, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Multiple bots can perform the same tasks; what is important is that they do not edit war with eachother! — xaosflux Talk 15:17, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Okay, many thanks, I requested here. Jim Carter (from public cyber) 18:27, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Hello again, I just sorted and trimmed some of the tasks as suggested by GoingBatty, please review. Thanks, Jim Carter (from public cyber) 05:44, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

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Sorry, I've been a bit busy off-wiki to get back to this yet, any of the BAG members can work on it, tag for BAG Assistance if it is pending an answer. — xaosflux Talk 10:38, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

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Comment unsigned[edit]

User:Owais khursheed I have signed my post on request for reviewing rights page. It is not unsigned comment. My signature on wikipedia is Night Fury and I have signed it. Night Fury---

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Thanks for your comments. I have changed my signature now.Owais khursheed (talk)--

Question[edit]

Dear Xaosflux,

Please let me know why my page User:DrTanNguyen has been deleted by you. I really appreciate if you can explain if I violated any rules?

Best Regards,

Dr. Tan Nguyen email: drtannguyen@gmail.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by DrTanNguyen (talkcontribs) 16:49, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

DrTanNguyen, I deleted your page following the deletion nomination and discussion seen here: Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:DrTanNguyen. You MAY recreate a userpage, however you should first review the userpage guidelines. — xaosflux Talk 16:58, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

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The goggles...they do nothing[edit]

Since deleting doesn't seem to do anything, maybe we should just sit this one out and wait for the WMF? Writ Keeper  03:31, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Yea, I closed the MFD thread as further discussion isn't needed. Most of the flow-related deletion commands just freeze up when I try to use them as well. I recently closed another MFD where a broken flow was causing contirbutions to appear for the wrong users, in that case deletion helped, so I threw a delete at it while closing the MFD. Just have to sit back and wait for staff action now. — xaosflux Talk 03:34, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for bearing with us. Obviously the Flow team want to move enabling/disabling Flow on a page away from a PHP config change: it depends on DB change (bug 49193http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=49193) as well as writing a Flow admin page. What is the "another MFD", in addition to Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:Teahouse/Questions/Flow test? -- S Page (WMF) (talk) 00:34, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
S Page (WMF) - see Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Topic:Rojlc5xnvwolwrkg, I think this bug was already reported, see notes on the MFD. — xaosflux Talk 00:48, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Sandstorm (song)[edit]

Extend PC time? --George Ho (talk) 07:59, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

I moved it from PC1 to SPP, will see how that goes for a couple of weeks. — xaosflux Talk 12:18, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

CFD admin[edit]

Hi, I'm very grateful for your help at CFD, which needs it!

I noticed your "thank" - no problem! Before removing redlinked categories from the Working page, please not only check that they are empty, but also (ii) update backlinks from articles, other categories or portals, and (ii) consider whether any Wikidata pages need merging. The instructions page WP:CFDAI has some reminders about these.

Because I'm in the habit, I just checked and tidied up after the batch you deleted, see [1] [2] and [3].

I really, really do not mean to sound picky or ungrateful; hope this does not put you off doing more! – Fayenatic London 18:27, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Not at all, looked like it was getting backlogged a bit so started some cleanup. I usually only do CFDS pages if the bots are asleep. Will check those items in the future. — xaosflux Talk 18:29, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi![edit]

Hi Xaosflux, how are you? Where have you been on Wikipedia all day, and keep up the good work as well! :) --Allen talk 23:49, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi there, I've been all around the place today. — xaosflux Talk 02:43, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Seefeld Saddle et al[edit]

Hello, would you like me to do the rest of the imports, or do you want to do them? It appears that we were working at the same time on the Seefeld Saddle article. Graham87 02:40, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Graham87 I just saw that I was looking at the history and thought I broke it! I am pretty green at Import, please go ahead and do the others to avoid any other conflicts. Thank you! — xaosflux Talk 02:43, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
OK, will do. Graham87 02:46, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
You do seem to be the enwiki expert for Import, I'll be sure to look you up if I have any questions. Happy editing, — xaosflux Talk 02:48, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
Done, in a manner of speaking. I refuse to make page histories misleading. I actually only got into importing through the Nostalgia Wikipedia and other old database dumps; I have no strong opinion on imports from other language Wikipedias, but will do them if requested. Graham87 03:06, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

User:Gelacost Mouse[edit]

Xaosflux, just a note to let you know that Gelacost Mouse, whom you confirmed at his request on September 5, was a sockpuppet of recently indefinitely blocked user PapaJeckloy (see Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/PapaJeckloy).

Please be aware that he's likely to try again now that this latest sock is being shut down. PapaJeckloy did a great deal of damage at DYK and GAN (including approving his own nominations with other sockpuppets at DYK), and had signed up for the latest GOCE drive despite not being that good with English prose—there were irregularities with the one review he's done so far. This is not someone we want confirmed a minute earlier than the standard four days. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 06:27, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the note, I did keep an eye on that account for a few days to make sure it wasn't vandalizing, but didn't really look at it for other types of issues. Thanks for the note. — xaosflux Talk 15:24, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
I'm glad you were watching for something out of the ordinary. I just reread his request, and was surprised by the sheer number of grammatical errors in it. For someone so eager to instantly participate in a copyediting drive, that's a pretty bad sign. BlueMoonset (talk) 15:42, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

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Xaosflux the email has been resubmitted. TheGGoose (talk) 22:20, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
Nothing, are you sure it is going through? It does not appear that YOU have e-mail enabled, and I think it is required in order to send. — xaosflux Talk 22:38, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
FWIW, I just tested and I am receiving email from others. — xaosflux Talk 22:38, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
I looked at my settings and found out an option was disabled. The "email from other users" option is now enabled. I hope the email is sent this time.TheGGoose (talk) 22:47, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
Nope, but I just sent you one, just reply directly off-net. — xaosflux Talk 23:05, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
Your email has been replied. TheGGoose (talk) 23:13, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
See email for response. — xaosflux Talk 00:57, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

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Reviewing my reviewership[edit]

Hi there, is there a way of seeing all the pending changes reverts and accepts I've done. I want to check myself to make sure I'm making decisions consistent with policy and can't find a log of them all.SPACKlick (talk) 15:27, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

SPACKlick Yes - Go to Special:Log/SPACKlick and then click on "show review log". — xaosflux Talk 19:31, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
Many thanks, didn't spot the drop down list there scrolled. SPACKlick (talk) 09:28, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

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Zoe Quinn[edit]

Hi Xaosflux,

I noticed that you placed pending changes protection level 2 on the Zoe Quinn article. From the most recent RfC on pending changes, there isn't consensus to use it yet. Could you please adjust the protection as necessary or give the go ahead for another admin to do so? Thanks! Mike VTalk 06:29, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

  • To avoid forking this, I've replied with pings over at WP:RFUP. — xaosflux Talk 15:13, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject Conservatism/References[edit]

I'd like to ask you about your close of this discussion, in hopes of not having to go to a deletion review. In your close, you described the nominated page as "a list of project-related references", and you described some of the arguments for deletion as "trending towards if the project as a whole is appropriate". I feel that your analysis oversimplifies the discussion that actually took place by, first, not distinguishing between "project-related references" and references selected for the purpose of violating WP:NPOV, and, second, not distinguishing between editor opinions about "the project as a whole" and editor opinions that WikiProjects do not get to set local consensuses that violate project-wide policies. It seems to me that your close reflects a misreading of policy, and is inaccurate in asserting that the discussion lead to a consensus amongst the discussants that the page should be kept. Did you sufficiently consider the extent to which assertions made by participating editors were refuted or substantiated by subsequent comments? Might you be willing to reconsider your decision? Thank you! --Tryptofish (talk) 19:41, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

I did consider the merits of all the participants, and do not believe that sufficient consensus to delete the page emerged. If removal of my additional commentary will satisfy your concerns I will remove it. If you still disagree please feel free to open a DRV request (please let me know), my comment to a DRV will be the same as I just place here. — xaosflux Talk 21:15, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for your reply. I don't think it is necessary for you to remove any of your closing comments, because it is helpful to see what your reasoning was. I'll think about it a bit, and if I do decide to go ahead with a DRV I will, of course, keep you informed. Thanks again. --Tryptofish (talk) 21:20, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Please see Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2014 October 2#Wikipedia:WikiProject Conservatism/References. Thanks! --Tryptofish (talk) 20:52, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I left a brief comment there. — xaosflux Talk 21:38, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

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User:Timmyshaddy/EricKarlAnderson[edit]

Minor issue on the close but User:Timmyshaddy/EricKarlAnderson wasn't actually deleted. :) -- Ricky81682 (talk) 08:35, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Thank you for the note. — xaosflux Talk 16:05, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Confirm[edit]

Would you please like to answer why I have not been confirmed yet?Jojolpa (talk) 08:58, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Your account is already Autoconfirmed this access level already has more permissions then Confirmed. — xaosflux Talk 16:06, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Draft:Jeremy Bamidele[edit]

Hi xaos, there was a second copy of the same content included halfway through the MfD at User:Tokenasian2250/sandbox that should also be deleted. It was created by a sock of the original account. It wouldn't be a good idea for me to do it since I !voted in the discussion. Thanks! §FreeRangeFrogcroak 17:34, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Thanks for the note! — xaosflux Talk 17:43, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

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Thank you for being a volunteer for Writing about Wikipedia, for tirelessly greeting new users, helping and sometimes warning, for dealing with deletion requests, ready to keep content worth keeping, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

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Nice, let me know if you need anything on that project! — xaosflux Talk 13:04, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

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Question regarding Bill McIntyre (Canadian football)[edit]

Hi, I'm unclear as to why you removed the induction into the sports hall of fame. Would it not be relevant to his career? I'd also like to know how to add a picture from his career at St. Franxis Xavier. Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by McIntyreFan (talkcontribs)

Hello McIntyreFan! Regarding my reverting of this revsision on Bill McIntyre (Canadian football), it was due to you adding "example" images to the primary article, you can re-add the hall of fame content at any time. When you edit article directly in the main article space, it is very likely that other patrolling pages will clean up these types of edits. To build the article without having as many other editors jump on it, you can do so in a sandbox through the Wikipedia:Articles for creation tool or in your own personal sandbox by following the link on the top of that sandbox link. Happy editing, — xaosflux Talk 15:01, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Indiana articles[edit]

Please see Template talk:WikiProject United States#WikiProject Indiana articles. I know you were only doing a requested edit, but as you're the only who made the edit, I figured I'd bring it to your attention. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 00:27, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

I undid, and replied on template talk. — xaosflux Talk 01:23, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

User:Rnorman345/Patrick Appleford[edit]

Hi xaosflux, Re: User:Rnorman345/Patrick Appleford I have, at last, found Patrick Appleford and he is still alive and ‘with it’. I have spoken with him and he has agreed that I can add a page for him and that he will review the information that is written. I would plan to add a page for ‘The Twentieth Century Church Light Music Group’ which will refer to the Patrick Appleford page as well as Geoffrey Beaumont for whom a page exists. I note that you have now deleted the page; where do I go from here? All best, Richard — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.138.146.246 (talk) 13:21, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

86.138.146.246, Rnorman345: I have restored this page and moved to the Drafts area for you to continue working on it. Please see Draft:Patrick Appleford. — xaosflux Talk 14:58, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Please revert deletion of Miscellany_for_deletion/User:Fearofreprisal/stats[edit]

I believe the page User:Fearofreprisal/stats was inappropriately deleted.

  • User:Hijiri88 did not sign and date his nomination of the page at [5]
  • User:Hijiri88 did not notify me of the nomination, as required by [6]. I discovered the deletion only by accident, after it happened.
  • The page contained statistical data, in support of a current request for arbitration. Hijiri88's nomination of this page for deletion was not made in good faith, and has interfered with the arbitration process.

If you need further information to support reverting this delete, please let me know. Fearofreprisal (talk) 23:12, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

Just so you know, I've requested an interaction ban with Hijiri88, at [7]. I've also notified ArbCom of this issue at [8].

Sorry to put you in the middle of such contention. I'm trying to follow the proper procedures for handling this, but it's not clear to me that there is any low-pain option. Fearofreprisal (talk) 00:06, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Fearofreprisal No pain, the MfD was weak. I have restored the page and noted the MfD here Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:Fearofreprisal/stats. The page may be renominated at anytime. Since I am ever so slightly involved now, I have courtesy blanked this page, your edits are available in the history and via permalink should you need to reference it for pending dispute resolution; I strongly recommend you leave it blanked or reblank following updates--however will not personally enforce that. — xaosflux Talk 01:26, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Question[edit]

Hey, if you have admin rights, could you please make the Idaho correction in the same-sex marriage template? The asterisk should be removed since they've got same-sex marriage, but the only admin we've been able to get to look at it refuses to do it. Difbobatl (talk) 20:04, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

I do, but I'm not making that edit-- please discuss on Template talk:Same-sex unions, the reason that template is currently protected was edit warring over Idaho. — xaosflux Talk 21:33, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Actually, there was never an edit war, the other admin doesn't really understand what's going on. Regardless of whether there was or wasn't an edit war and whether protection should be removed or not, the issue of Same-Sex Marriage in Idaho is settled. Not making that change just leaves an inaccurate Wikipedia page. All of this has been discussed at length on the talk page if you read the whole thing (which does take a while, I will admit). PLEASE MAKE THE CHANGE!!! Difbobatl (talk) 01:19, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

I'm not personally going to get involved in that edit, there is already an edit-request active, some patrolling admin or template editor should pick it up soon enough. — xaosflux Talk 02:26, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

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WW II Convoys[edit]

Just a note to let you know that convoys during WWII were always designated in all capitals. Where there is a suffix, that is also in capitals, without a space. Wikipedia practice is to use a space between the first letters and first number instead of a dash or period. So we have Convoy FOO 93A, not Convoy FOO 93a, and convoy FOO 123AB, not Convoy FOO 123 ab. Mjroots (talk) 12:01, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, was doing new article clean up and I misread those strings as distance measurements (55KM as 55 kilometers) instead of designators. — xaosflux Talk 14:10, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
Mjroots, this should prevent other cleaners from breaking that article again. Happy editing! — xaosflux Talk 14:21, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Confirmed user right for User:WMAU KR[edit]

Hi, there! The account User:WMAU KR is my second account used for Wikipedia edit training as part of my role as a committee member of Wikimedia Australia. This is explalined on User talk:WMAU KR as I need to keep the user page "vanilla" for training. What is written there is in preparation for training to take place tomorrow as an example user page that the trainees who are golf enthusiasts might create. My main account is User:Kerry Raymond. Can you please restore my confired user right on this account please as I will probably need it to do training demonstrations. If you have seen this account do anything strange, it was all as part of creating slides for presentation for the training tomorrow. This meant it was necessary for me to undo a few of my own changes so I can repeat them live in front of the group tomorrow. Thanks WMAU KR (talk) 04:23, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, I misunderstood what was happening. I thought I had become "unconfirmed" (as the notification simply said my confirmed status was removed) not that I was being upgraded. You are right it probably makes no difference. Thanks WMAU KR (talk) 04:35, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
WMAU KR No worries, good luck with your event. Just in case you run in to it, I added ipblock exemption temporarily to your main account for use at the event. — xaosflux Talk 04:37, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

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