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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)

Please comment on Template talk:Infobox musical artist[edit]

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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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Please comment on Template talk:WikiProject Biography[edit]

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