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Shadi Karamroudi article verification[edit]

Hello there, I recreated the article on Iranian actress Shadi Karamroudi based on fixing the errors Iridescent mentioned in its previous article deletion. I will be grateful if you could help on verifying the new draft article on Shadi Karamroudi. Airx V (talk) 13:11, 12 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Airx V I did a quick copyright violation check, because the article was deleted because it was copied and pasted from somewhere else. I can verify the current draft is not a copyright violation. I dream of horses (Contribs) (Talk) 15:17, 12 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you so much for the reply and the verification. Could you help on how I can approve the draft since I have submitted the new version for quite a while now? Could I do something else to speed up the draft approval? Airx V (talk) 16:56, 12 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
(talk page stalker) You'll just need to be patient @Airx V. This may take 3 months or more, since drafts are reviewed in no specific order. There are 3,101 pending submissions waiting for review.. Is there a reason you're in a hurry? Star Mississippi 17:58, 12 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you so much! No, I'm just a new contributor and that's why I was curious if I'm doing anything wrong or if I should do something else to verify my articles. :) Airx V (talk) 18:13, 12 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Surprise links[edit]

I was idly browsing the notifications related to links created to articles I had created, and was somewhat surprised to find 1874 transit of Venus linked from Cannabis in Italy - I was even more surprised at the length of that 'start-class' article that (squints closely at page stats) is a great example of a single editor working in a dedicated fashion on a single topic. I wonder if there is a way to find out if it is the largest article in Template:Cannabis by country? Carcharoth (talk) 00:59, 23 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No, I tell a lie. It was more suprising to find The Great Pottery Throw Down linking to Sunda Island tiger (a redirect I created that later became a set index article). But to be fair, that is only because I have never watched the programme though it sounds alarmingly tantalising and I must confess to actually wanting to watch it now! :-/ Carcharoth (talk) 01:13, 23 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Drinking game is you down a shot every time the master potter starts to cry. Don't binge watch episodes or you will be wasted. Only in death does duty end (talk) 08:03, 23 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Seems to me that taking pottery and throwing it down is likely to shatter it. --Tryptofish (talk) 18:24, 23 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
A potter told me once that she saves all of her "failures" so that she can smash them. She found it cathartic. But before you get to that point, you have to throw the wet clay on the pottery wheel. WhatamIdoing (talk) 22:38, 27 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi, Iridescent,

I came across a comment you made on an editor's talk page and realized that I hadn't run into you in a long time. I hope all is well with you and you are just busy with off-wiki life. You are missed! Liz Read! Talk! 02:42, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Liz I've put the {{not around}} template at the top of the page, so people are aware a response (at least from Iridescent) is not necessarily going to happen in a reasonable time frame. This comes after about ten weeks of inactivity, plus an unanswered message about an unanswered email below. However, I don't like the default text in the template - I don't actually believe Iridescent has quit Wikipedia, merely he's busy elsewhere. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 10:55, 9 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello Iridescent. I see that you're currently inactive, but if you do come back you should be aware of this. I noticed that an IP vandalized and removed a massive amount of prose from Lily Argent back in December, claiming that it had been plagiarized. After doing some cursory checks, I don't think that's the case, but it would still be best if you were to address this yourself, as you're the one who originally added the purportedly plagiarized content. (talk) 15:26, 5 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for flagging this. The article had been severely damaged; it was inaccurate as well as truncated. And the IP in question had previously been reverted;plus Johnbod had reverted the removal of the top image. So I have restored it and am about to write a note on the talk page for any discussion that might arise. Yngvadottir (talk) 09:01, 8 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

sent email[edit]

I just sent you an email. Did you get it?--Toploftical (talk) 19:45, 6 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Always precious[edit]

Ten years ago, you were found precious. That's what you are, always. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:47, 16 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Keep in touch[edit]

Hey, you haven't been on wiki for six months. Please squawk and let your faithful talk page stalkers know that you're still alive. WhatamIdoing (talk) 21:30, 28 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I sure hope you're OK. Missing you. Clayoquot (talk | contribs) 17:22, 29 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

+1 Moneytrees🏝️(Talk) 17:58, 29 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Me too. Wehwalt (talk) 18:10, 29 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Me as well. --Tryptofish (talk) 18:51, 29 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
me four jp×g 08:34, 8 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Heh at keepalive. --MZMcBride (talk) 22:51, 29 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I thought about linking it, but I still have lingering fears about putting links in section headings. ;-) WhatamIdoing (talk) 00:25, 30 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
bugger. I hope everything is okay with you in IRL. —usernamekiran (talk) 23:07, 29 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm thinking he's ok - the contributions had been tailing down for a long time, unfortunately, & we were mostly talking among ourselves here. Hope so, anyway. Johnbod (talk) 00:07, 30 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Realistically, Iridescent's RL activities have resulted in them largely disappearing for extended periods before (including a 4-year span where they only made a few contributions), and Occam's razor indicates that's what has happened again. Definitely missing their wise words, though. Risker (talk) 02:19, 30 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
In the four-year span in question (July 2011 to May 2015 more or less), Iri made several hundred edits with only relatively short breaks. This is the first time they've gone six months without editing since 2006, before which they'd only recorded one edit with this account. I hope it's just real life getting in the way. Graham87 16:53, 30 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Graham87 I hope it's just real life getting in the way. Same, and that's what I'm assuming. I dream of horses (Contribs) (Talk) 23:23, 2 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Perhaps an All-American meal will entice a response from Iri. [Joke] I dream of horses (Contribs) (Talk) 23:26, 2 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Agreeing with everyone else...and wondering while we're all concentrated here if any TPWs might be able to identify the source of the recently-added image on Charles Domery? The source cites 'Twitter', without even a link to a tweet, and various reverse image sources have had unimpressive results. I'd imagine a well-known authentic-enough image would've been added long before, but don't want to rule out a recent discovery someone with more subject knowledge than me might be aware of. (Several more articles have had edits since Feb 2023 that might want a quick check, such as Tarrare and Daniel Lambert.) Vaticidalprophet 06:05, 30 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It's been around on Commons as File:Polyphag.jpg since 2011, with added context that was cropped from the version now in Domery's article. Assuming the provided date and description (which stem from this now archived source) are remotely accurate, it wouldn't seem to pass the smell test. Dr. Duh 🩺 (talk) 09:31, 30 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I trust the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas much more than I trust The attribution to I. F. Leopold is just about visible on the image: this could be Joseph Friedrich Leopold [de], German engraver 1668–1727, which would line up with HRC's dating of the print to c.1701 and prove that it does not depict Domery, who was not born until 50 years after Leopold's death. Caeciliusinhorto-public (talk) 10:06, 30 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
In fact, on the basis of this discussion I have removed the image from the lead of Charles Domery Caeciliusinhorto-public (talk) 10:41, 30 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That source still works if you remove :8080 port from the link, it then redirects to the new page. AstonishingTunesAdmirer 連絡 15:48, 30 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Good catch, I updated the URL on Commons. Dr. Duh 🩺 (talk) 12:41, 5 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • just got an email from Iri saying they’re fine, just “insanely busy”, and that they’ll post here in a while when they get a chance and can find their login info. —Floquenbeam (talk) 02:24, 4 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • How ambiguously boring. Couldn't you have twisted the truth a little; instead saying that Iridescent was insanely busy fighting his way out of the dark WMF dungeons after being kidnapped by evil cabalists, or that they were sent on a top secret mission by Jimbo himself to investigate the rumours of the reincarnation of a disappeared LTA? Where's the dramah, the tension, the action, in something so prosaic as "insanely busy"? (talk) 04:59, 4 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
      Sorry, I just assumed all of that was kind of implied. Floquenbeam (talk) 05:21, 4 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
      Could he not be on a Bond-style mission to infiltrate the WMF offices, Blofeld's headquarters, and reprogram the UCOC to set free the wikis? Wehwalt (talk) 13:17, 5 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:London Necropolis bombing.jpg listed for discussion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:London Necropolis bombing.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for discussion. Please see the discussion to see why it has been listed (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry). Feel free to add your opinion on the matter below the nomination. Thank you. Felix QW (talk) 20:10, 3 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your access to AWB may be temporarily removed[edit]

Hello Iridescent 2! This message is to inform you that due to editing inactivity, your access to AutoWikiBrowser may be temporarily removed. If you do not resume editing within the next week, your username will be removed from the CheckPage. This is purely for routine maintenance and is not indicative of wrongdoing on your part. You may regain access at any time by simply requesting it at WP:PERM/AWB. Thank you! MusikBot II talk 17:21, 19 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]