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For having a swagged out userpage m8 - will have to steal some of your userboxes -- RoyalMate1 07:56, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
@Royalmate1: Thanks, I used to have tons more, examples at Special:PermanentLink/643668608. — xaosflux Talk 14:09, 22 January 2015 (UTC)


Notice from Technical 13[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:New Morning (Misia album)[edit]

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Category:Wikipedia templates to be automatically substituted[edit]

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  2. If there are lots of transclusions, this happens.

Thanks. Anomie 21:14, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

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Thanks[edit]

Hi, thanks for the rollback. Send you a hug天使 BlackBeast Do you need someting? 00:39, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 18 February 2015[edit]

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The Signpost: 25 February 2015[edit]

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Self blocks[edit]

As your name appears on Category:Wikipedia administrators willing to consider placing self-requested blocks, you may sign at the newly revamped Wikipedia:Block on demand page, along with comments and a link to your requirements page, if any. I hope I did not err in sort of reviving that page. Thanks, SD0001 (talk) 15:04, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 04 March 2015[edit]

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (films)[edit]

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Bot Review[edit]

Howdy, would you be able to review User:Koavf's recent automated contributions. I'm concerned that their significant AWB usage is very similar to that of a bot which would fall under the purview of the BAG. Thanks, Nakon 07:13, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

@Nakon:, I replied on their talk - agree this type of activity should be flagged (not necessarily agreeing that the activity should be done - haven't really reviewed it that much - but if it is being done, it should be done under flag). — xaosflux Talk 18:45, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Why was I patrolled[edit]

I have a notification that i was patrolled by you!!! Why is That!?!?!?!?!?!? Abdullah Al Wasif (talk) 11:12, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

@Abdullah Al Wasif: patrolled means that a page that you created was marked as acceptable (that is, not vandalism or other disallowed content). You can read more about the patrolling system here: meta:Help:Patrolled edit. — xaosflux Talk 12:16, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
I hate to be that person, but this gave me quite a laugh... EoRdE6(Come Talk to Me!) 19:29, 11 March 2015 (UTC)


@EoRdE6: It made me think of Ridin':

They see me rollin'
They hatin'
Patrollin'
Tryin to catch me ridin' dirty

—Hakeem Seriki, et.al.
But I try not to WP:BITE :D — xaosflux Talk 20:33, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 11 March 2015[edit]

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Please comment on Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)[edit]

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List of new religious movements[edit]

Hello! I saw that you altered the editnotice for List of new religious movements.

You should probably be aware that this was already under discussion at RSN and the article talk page (both currently and at some length in 2009 when the notice was added and in 2011 during an AfD discussion and deep revert).

The requirement for secondary sources was discussed earlier in the list history, and at an AfD several years ago. Given that inclusion in the list is rather controversial, secondary sources provide the level of context needed - rather than simply being in a list. Put another way, the list current cites a single encyclopedia nearly 600 times... the editnotice to only use secondary sources was supposed to protect against that (it obviously failed).

Please take a look and see if you might prefer to revert to the stable editnotice and join the conversation at RSN or the article talk page. Thank you in advance for looking into this. --Tgeairn (talk) 03:52, 19 March 2015 (UTC) modified 15:14, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

@Tgeairn: Thanks for the note, I reverted and left a note on that pages talk page. I am not that interested in the topic, was just processing edit request backlogs. Happy editing, — xaosflux Talk 15:18, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick response... The outcome will probably end up the same, but it seemed like the discussion should probably be given a chance for consensus first. Thanks for all your work keeping things updated, cheers! Tgeairn (talk) 15:21, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Template:Noticeboard links[edit]

Hi Xaosflux! I just noticed that you template-protected Template:Noticeboard links about 6 months ago, but I don't think it really needs it as it only has about 600 transclusions, and none of them are in mainspace. Even if someone does vandalise it, it's only going to show up mostly in project or user space - that's not going to get us any scathing news articles or damage anybody's reputation like it might in mainspace. Would you consider lowering the protection to semi-protection? Best — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 10:52, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

@Mr. Stradivarius:, I reduced edit protection to autoconfirmed. — xaosflux Talk 15:57, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 22:01, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 18 March 2015[edit]

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PC1[edit]

Wikipedia:Wikipedians[edit]

Extend PC time? --George Ho (talk) 03:18, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Donexaosflux Talk 10:34, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

List of aircraft carriers by country[edit]

What about this one? --George Ho (talk) 03:23, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done - Edit rate is very low, if vandalism increases heavily ping me again or ask at WP:RFPP. — xaosflux Talk 10:38, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

List of HTTP status codes[edit]

And this one? --George Ho (talk) 03:26, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Donexaosflux Talk 10:39, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Template talk:F1 driver results legend 2[edit]

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A+F account creators[edit]

Pardon the delay, it's been an exceptionally busy last wiki-week for me. Though they are mostly new, we have been in touch with them through email, etc, so this is not simply a sign-up-here to get userrights thing. I agree they should be removed when their particular event is over, although in cases where it is unclear perhaps we should wait until the month of March is past. Note that a few of these are people of long experience with various editathons who should have the userright permanently, and when that is the case I've noted it in the log.--Pharos (talk) 14:37, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for the update. I usually put a log entry in like "for special event, expires AUG 2015" to make future clean up easier. — xaosflux Talk 15:36, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
OK, thanks for the suggestion.--Pharos (talk) 15:45, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Page deleted through MfD was possibly of historical interest[edit]

Hi Xaosflux. I recently came across Talk:Indian Institute of Planning and Management/draft and the MfD discussion to delete it. However, I have good reason to believe that the page was of historical interest. The draft was created by Wifione, who was a paid editor. It was discussed by him in extraordinary length at Talk:Indian Institute of Planning and Management#Draft. See here for the arbitration. The case was closed (recently) after the MfD was closed. Both the nominator and the only !voter appear to be unaware of all this. So, I was wondering if the page could be restored. SD0001 (talk) 18:33, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

  • Any relevance it might have to arbitration is not dimished -- its current deleted state only makes it non-visible to non-admins. I don't have any particular objections to seeing it restored and moved to Wifione's own userspace for posterity. ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  18:49, 25 March 2015 (UTC)
@SD0001: @Salvidrim!: @Magioladitis: As this was deleted as due to WP:STALEDRAFT, I am willing to restore this draft to the userspace of someone who wants to work on it, is this you SD0001? Even fine with leaving a redirect on the old page to the new draft home. I disagree with maintaining a stale draft indefinitely just "for posterity". SD0001, let me know if you want to work on this. — xaosflux Talk 02:39, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
Well, I am not sure that I want to work on the draft. But don't you realise its historical significance? Wifione was one of the most successful paid editors (even an admin!). Also, if the draft does contain some unique information, as you seem to imply, then it should certainly be restored somewhere, like on the talk page itself. SD0001 (talk) 06:40, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
I'm sorry, but why? For what purpose, for what use? ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  06:57, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

I see no reason to undelete the page history. I am afraid that another paid editor may try to resume the work we undone. -- Magioladitis (talk) 07:20, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

  • @SD0001: @Salvidrim!: @Magioladitis:, thank you for the responses. With Magioladitis' concerns above I am no longer willing to just undelete this. The original deletion discussion did not have many participants, so I would suggest you opening a WP:UNDELETE request to show that community consensus for maintaining this page has changed (if you are contesting that my closure was in error, then WP:DRV is your option). Please ping me if you open an undelete request. Thank you, — xaosflux Talk 10:31, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
Fine. Drop it then. SD0001 (talk) 10:36, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost – Volume 11, Issue 12 – 25 March 2015[edit]

Please restore my user draft[edit]

You recently deleted a user draft of mine, User:Auric/Hessie Donahue. This article was nominated during a recent long wikibreak and I missed the nomination. Could you restore the page so I can continue working on it? --Auric talk 10:41, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, see page talk note. — xaosflux Talk 19:23, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

User Talk:AdmiralAlex[edit]

I demand a copy of what was on my page, I am really irritated with what you have done, and I DEMAND it! — Preceding unsigned comment added by AdmiralAlex (talkcontribs) 16:30, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

No "demands" necessary, I offered to send you a copy. Go to Special:Preferences and enable your email. Then let me know you have done that here, and I will email you the extract. — xaosflux Talk 19:24, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

User talk:AdmiralAlex[edit]

Sorry about earlier, I was just steamed, anyway I have set up my email — Preceding unsigned comment added by AdmiralAlex (talkcontribs) 02:31, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done I understand. This has been sent, if you are unable to get the mail let me know, I can send you the link here on wiki. While the encyclopedia isn't a good home for this type of page, you may try out http://wikia.com or other personal wiki providers. — xaosflux Talk 03:44, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

MfD re military badges[edit]

Hi, I'm a bit surprised that you closed this as no consensus (as no-one objected to deletion). Would you have any objection to these pages being replaced by redirects (to Wikipedia:Userboxes/US Military) ? - something should be done with these pages as they don't belong in Portal namespace. DexDor (talk) 07:30, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

@DexDor: That no one showed up to the conversation does not demonstrate that a community consensus emerged, and this was left open for 6 weeks. That being said, I have no objections to any editing or redirecting that you would like to do on those pages at this time, if other editors complain and it can't be resolved, a new MFD may be needed. Happy editing, — xaosflux Talk 17:03, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. Fyi at WP:CFD it's not uncommon for no objection to be taken as consensus (an example). DexDor (talk) 18:02, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
YW, at MFD it happens too-but normally on pages that are only there because they just barely didn't qualify for CSD. — xaosflux Talk 18:27, 28 March 2015 (UTC)