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Title Status Created Last volunteer edit
Talk:Mujaddid#Mirza Ghulam_Ahmad Needs Attention Pepperbeast (t) 13 days, 4 hours Xavexgoem (t) 1 days, 21 hours Xavexgoem (t) 1 days, 21 hours
User talk:LordOfPens In Progress Lethargilistic (t) 7 days, 9 hours Robert McClenon (t) 1 days, 11 hours Robert McClenon (t) 1 days, 11 hours
European Graduate School In Progress Serenest (t) 6 days, 3 hours None n/a Jytdog (t) 30 minutes
Talk:BTS (band) Closed 36.11.225.5 (t) 3 days, 9 hours TransporterMan (t) 1 days, 13 hours TransporterMan (t) 1 days, 13 hours
The Students%27_Union_at_UWE Closed PompeyTheGreat (t) 12 hours Robert McClenon (t) 6 hours Robert McClenon (t) 6 hours

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Perseverance[edit]

"Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Welcome back! TransporterMan (TALK) 17:57, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Thanks @TransporterMan:. I'm not really sure where I'm gonna fit in nowadays since dispute resolution was always my thing on Wikipedia (heck, i have the dispute resolution barnstar as a tattoo) but I hope to find something to do on here. Steven Crossin 02:09, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

Wanna sink your teeth into something different? check out WP:RETENTION, where there's changes being done. GoodDay (talk) 04:38, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

Are you still doing mentoring?[edit]

Hi Steve, are you mentoring new editors? If so I may have a candidate for you. Check out Izaiah.morris. He (I'm kinda assuming a male here) has gotten himself into some trouble and is currently blocked. But he has expressed what sounds like genuine regret and a desire to contribute constructively. Alas there are some WP:CIR concerns here so I've set mentoring as a condition for unblocking. Anyway if your interested drop a line on their talk page and see if your both amenable. If your not, just reply to me here. Thanks! -Ad Orientem (talk) 21:15, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

Hi @Ad Orientem:, I'm afraid I'm not really, at this stage. I don't really have the time to keep an eye on users at this stage. Sorry. Steven Crossin 14:29, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
No problem. Thanks for the note. -Ad Orientem (talk) 14:30, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

DRN thread re singapore[edit]

Yes it needs moderating. Jytdog (talk) 20:22, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

I look forward to your input and mediation. Wrigleygum (talk) 16:21, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

You've got mail![edit]

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--Cameron11598 (Talk) 16:33, 19 April 2017 (UTC)

Also from me. Ks0stm (TCGE) 03:03, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
+1, same reason. GABgab 19:26, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

───────────────────────── Steve's a wikifriend of mine and I have some independent means of contacting him if y'all aren't getting a response. Can y'all tell me what's going on? Regards, TransporterMan (TALK) 22:53, 21 April 2017 (UTC) (friend and page stalker)

Sick friend in US that I'm helping. I've responded to all the above via email. Steven Crossin 00:20, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

You got mail, again. EvergreenFir (talk) 04:46, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

Dispute Resolution Noticeboard Volunteer Roll Call[edit]

This is a volunteer roll call sent to you on behalf of the current Dispute Resolution Noticeboard Coordinator, Robert McClenon, and is being sent to you because you have listed yourself as a volunteer at DRN. If you remain interested in helping at DRN and are willing to actively do so by taking at least one case (and seeing it through) or helping with administrative matters at least once per calendar month, please add your name to the roll call list. Those who do not add their name on the roll call list will be removed from the principal volunteer list after May 31, 2017 unless the DRN Coordinator chooses to retain their name for the best interest of DRN or the encyclopedia. Individuals whose names are removed after May 31, 2017, should feel free to re-add their names to the principal volunteer list, but are respectfully requested not to do so unless they are willing to take part at DRN at least one time per month as noted above. No one is going to be monitoring to see if you live up to that commitment, but we respectfully ask that you either live up to it or remove your name from the principal volunteer list.

Best regards, TransporterMan (TALK) 21:54, 27 April 2017 (UTC) (Not watching this page)


Missed you[edit]

At the Melbourne number 33 meetup I figure you might have already contributed to the 5 theme strategy survey If not, contact! JarrahTree 02:16, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

AfD close[edit]

Thank you for your words at ANI. I'd like to discuss the close with you, both because of the issues I have with it, and to clear up any misconception that I have any issues with your motive for closing, or with you personally. I see you've only recently returned from an extended break. It's regrettable that you've been dragged into an ANI drama-fest as a reward for your sincere efforts to help. I may not have a chance to post a complete statement until later tonight or possibly even tomorrow. I figured I'd drop you a quick note in the meanwhile to let you know that there was never any personal animosity on my part about this. Joefromrandb (talk) 01:08, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

Hi Joefromrandb (talk · contribs), that's completely fine. I didn't take the comments or the reversion personally, though it did take me by surprise. I have been away for some time, but I have closed my fair share of AFDs over the years. I have noted on ANI that I am not overly fussed if an admin wishes to overturn my closure, as it is their right to do so, but I do disagree that my closure was a supervote, I merely judged the consensus as I saw it and weighed it with policy. Of course, I am happy to discuss further, and I of course am human, so if my close is overturned, I am not overly fussed, but I would hope that if it is overturned, it is because my decision was incorrect, not merely because it was me that closed the AFD. Cheers, Steven Crossin 01:59, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
While I disagree with your closure of the AfD, I want to state for the record that I think you have handled this entire incident in a very gracious and commendable manner. Lepricavark (talk) 02:22, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
I appreciate that. I'm not really phased as to whether the result is overturned or not - I periodically review old AFDs and close them when I see a consensus. I haven't been around for some time, and the conclusion I came to may have been incorrect (and I have asked for my closure to be reviewed at AN). Not much really phases me. I've dealt with more contentious topics before. Steven Crossin 02:30, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

DRN coordinator[edit]

Hey, hope you're doing well. I was inactive for a long time and just saw that you wrote your name up in the prior coordinators list for August-September. Did you mean to nominate yourself as the coordinator? If so, go to the current coordinator's page (linked somewhere from the DRN coordination page :) and change it to your name. Hope to see you more at the DRN! Yashovardhan (talk) 16:14, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

Precious
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Four years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:14, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

Four years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:24, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

untitled[edit]

Dispute Resolution Noticeboard Award, Grade 1) Dispute Resolution Noticeboard Award, Grade 1
For your contribution as coordinator at the Dispute Resolution Noticeboard. — Kostas20142 (talk) 12:09, 4 October 2017 (UTC)
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ArbCom 2017 election voter message[edit]

Scale of justice 2.svgHello, Steven Crossin. Voting in the 2017 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 10 December. All users who registered an account before Saturday, 28 October 2017, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Wednesday, 1 November 2017 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

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If you wish to participate in the 2017 election, please review the candidates and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:42, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

Adopt a User list[edit]

Hi Steven. I'm trying to sort out who's currently available and unavailable to adopt new users at Wikipedia:Adopt-a-user/Adoptee's Area/Adopters. I saw a note from Mar 2017 about your unavailability for mentoring, but wondered whether this extended to general adoption, too? If it is a problem, you or I probably ought to change your flag at that page to 'unavailable'.

I was also a bit worried about the confusion that using your old username there might give a potential adoptee, and whether you'd like to have it updated to Crossin. Do let me know.

(If you have the time, I'd also be interested in your views on whether past adoptees could be listed in the template, assuming they're agreeble?. I'm sure some new adoptees might be encouraged if they can see some of the recent past successes. I've only just signed up to help out there, but feel how information is presented there, and who's listed, is all a bit of a shambles. I don't have much confidence at present that there's a true picture of availability given, both amongst adopter availability and especially amongst those seeking to find one. I thought I'd 'be bold' and do a bit of house-keeping!) Regards from the UK, Nick Moyes (talk) 00:13, 28 January 2018 (UTC)

PS: I've just checked and realised you've not edited here since July 2017, so for now, at least, I'll mark you as 'unavailable' so as not to waste any potential adoptee's time in trying to contact you. Cheers, Nick Moyes (talk)

Courses Modules are being deprecated[edit]

Hello,

Your account is currently configured with an education program flag. This system (the Courses system) is being deprecated. As such, your account will soon be updated to remove these no longer supported flags. For details on the changes, and how to migrate to using the replacement system (the Programs and Events Dashboard) please see Wikipedia:Education noticeboard/Archive 18#NOTICE: EducationProgram extension is being deprecated.

Thank you! Sent by: xaosflux 20:28, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Janis Gold.jpg[edit]

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You've got mail[edit]

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Upcoming changes to wikitext parsing[edit]

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There will be some changes to the way wikitext is parsed during the next few weeks. It will affect all namespaces. You can see a list of pages that may display incorrectly at Special:LintErrors. Since most of the easy problems have already been solved at the English Wikipedia, I am specifically contacting tech-savvy editors such as yourself with this one-time message, in the hope that you will be able to investigate the remaining high-priority pages during the next month.

There are approximately 10,000 articles (and many more non-article pages) with high-priority errors. The most important ones are the articles with misnested tags and table problems. Some of these involve templates, such as infoboxes, or the way the template is used in the article. In some cases, the "error" is a minor, unimportant difference in the visual appearance. In other cases, the results are undesirable. You can see a before-and-after comparison of any article by adding ?action=parsermigration-edit to the end of a link, like this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Foss?action=parsermigration-edit (which shows a difference in how {{infobox ship}} is parsed).

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Thank you for all the good things you do for the English Wikipedia. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 21:18, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Janis Gold.jpg[edit]

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Disputes on a talk page[edit]

Hi. I'd like to have an independent third party look at a talk page dispute (is this even a thing)? I removed a reference in the reference by User:Hanbud to a Japanese source citing the rules of verifiability. He has been aggressively trolling me ever since. I've tried to compromise (removing references on the talk page to my own recent publications) to keep the peace, but he seems determined to push his agenda ahead of everything else. In the last couple of days, for the first time ever in many years of editing, there have been multiple failed attempts to log into my account. I'm not saying it's Hanbud, but I'm not in dispute with anyone else and have not been for many years now. I'm an expert on the text discussed on the page (four peer-reviewed articles in the last 4 years). The problem is on the page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Heart_Sutra Section 26 and 27. Jayarava (talk) 13:08, 7 May 2018 (UTC)

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Unblock req[edit]

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This blocked user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request. Other administrators may also review this block, but should not override the decision without good reason (see the blocking policy). Do not remove this unblock review while you are blocked.

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Request reason:

Caught by a colocation web host block but this host or IP is not a web host. My IP address is 104.37.31.118. I would ask for IPBE to be added to my account if possible please. Steven Crossin 10:06, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

Decline reason:

You claim 104.37.31.118 is not a web host, but I have confirmed it is. You'll need to disable your use of this proxy if you wish to edit here. I have not reviewed your request for IPBE because you have not explained why you need this special exemption. Yamla (talk) 11:42, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

If you want to make any further unblock requests, please read the guide to appealing blocks first, then use the {{unblock}} template again. If you make too many unconvincing or disruptive unblock requests, you may be prevented from editing this page until your block has expired.

The above decline should not be taken as me saying it would be inappropriate for another admin to grant you IPBE, only that I declined to do so as you have not yet demonstrated a need. There's a good chance you do have an exceptional need to use a proxy and therefore, require IPBE, it's just that you have not explained this so far. --Yamla (talk) 11:43, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

MedComm page[edit]

While removing and adjusting pages around the now closed MedComm I found User:Steven_Crossin/MedCom which appears to be a 2012 version of the main MedComm page. To avoid confusion can we delete this UP#COPY of the page? Legacypac (talk) 04:52, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

I mean, it doesn't link to anywhere from what I see? Is it really needed? [1] Steven Crossin 05:27, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
I found it searching for MedComm related pages. Easy to delete. No use as it is pretty close to the now "historical" page. Legacypac (talk) 05:37, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
I'd rather hang on to it. Might give me some inspiration in future, to be honest. Steven Crossin 05:38, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

DRN EGS[edit]

In Wikipedia:Dispute_resolution_noticeboard#European_Graduate_School there's been no response from the other parties but that's probably because the OP hasn't notified them. Or are you preaching to the choir? Best regards, TransporterMan (TALK) 04:27, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

Ah, of course @TransporterMan:, idiot here forgot the basics and just decided to resolve the dispute. I'll ping the parties. What do you think of my assessment, though? Steven Crossin 05:03, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
I haven't looked at the article or the talk page discussion, but your assessment certainly seems keen and manifestly reasonable on its face. Hope you and yours are well. We have our first grandchild and are spending a lot of time ooh-ing and ah-ing (and babysitting). Best regards, TransporterMan (TALK) 05:46, 16 November 2018 (UTC)