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12:02, Tuesday 7 July 2015

User talk:WJBscribe
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Face-smile.svg Hi! Please leave a message and I'll get back to you... Face-smile.svg

Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have a question or need help. I'll do my best and can probably point you in the right direction if it isn't something I can sort out myself.

I'm not nearly as active as I once was so if the matter is urgent, you may want to contact someone else first.


List of crossover thrash bands[edit]

Hello, would you be willing to restore or send me the content of List of crossover thrash bands, which was deleted along with crossover thrash after this "articles for deletion" debate? Crossover thrash has since been deemed notable and its article recreated, so the list should IMO be recreated as well.--MASHAUNIX 19:48, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi. I can confirm that List of crossover thrash bands does not include any information that is not already included in the recreated Crossover thrash article. WJBscribe (talk) 15:55, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
Great, thanks, I should've assumed so anyway.--MASHAUNIX 16:17, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Comment on recent absence from Wikipedia[edit]

Quick message for any talkpage watchers etc as I've been away for a few months. Nothing dramatic happening, just very busy at work. Let me know if there's anything that I have overlooked/not responded to that needs my attention - although I suspect that most things will have resolved themselves in the meantime. Best, WJBscribe (talk) 15:59, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Ha, good to see you're back! I still need your email address to get you subscribed to the global-renamers mailing list. Please email me or reply to the email I just send to you. :) Thanks in advance for the help! With regards, Trijnsteltalk 17:11, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the welcome back. My email address is no secret, it's WJBscribe at gmail dot com. I'm not trying to be difficult, but is joining the list necessary? I confess I'm a big sceptic of mailing lists and would prefer communications were kept on wiki/meta as much as possible. What sort of things are discussed on the list? WJBscribe (talk) 23:38, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
I've not seen anything on the list that couldn't have been discussed on wiki (and indeed benefitted from non-bureaucrat commentary), but I suppose the fact that not all global renamers would visit meta that often is an argument in favour of the mailing list. –xenotalk 00:59, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
Yep, agree with Xeno - though the developers are subscribed too & they use the mailing list to keep the global renamers up to date about the m:SUL finalization for example. Then they should be able to reach all global renamers when needed (for example when no one should use the tool for a bit). And when you encounter a bug, you can easily contact a dev and/or staff member. Anyhow, I've added you. The list is archived, so you can read back the old discussions. Thanks for helping. :-) With regards, Trijnsteltalk 13:50, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

username change for EmeraldRS[edit]

It says that you have done the change - thanks! But I can't log in with my new username, it says my account is currently being renamed or merged. Help! (talk) 17:15, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Everything looks OK here. Are you still having rouble logging in? WJBscribe (talk) 13:12, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Still can't login. When I try to log-in the message says "Login error/ Your account is currently being renamed or merged./ View the status", clicking 'View the status' shows the Global rename progress with everything 'Done' except which is 'Queued' and has been for approaching 24 hours. I get exactly the same thing at Meta, Wikisource and Commons. I have never used and, not speaking German, probably never will. I hope you can help. (talk) 15:19, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

It seems there was a pre-existing Emerald-wiki on deWP, this was identified by User: SiBr4 in Wikipedia:Village pump (technical). I seem to be sitting in no man's land, unable to login and unable to choose a different username!!! (talk) 15:30, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Ignore the previous comment - it seems that was a red herring, and I am just stuck in a queue in DE!! (talk) 15:50, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Glad to see this now sorted. WJBscribe (talk) 23:28, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Next meetups in North England[edit]

Hello. Would you be interested in attending one of the next wikimeets in the north of England? They will take place in:

If you can make them, please sign up on the relevant wikimeet page!

If you want to receive future notifications about these wikimeets, then please add your name to the notification list (or remove it if you're already on the list and you don't want to receive future notifications!)

Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 21:41, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride![edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride!

  • What? Wiki Loves Pride, a campaign to document and photograph LGBT culture and history, including pride events
  • When? June 2015
  • How can you help?
    1.) Create or improve LGBT-related articles and showcase the results of your work here
    2.) Upload photographs or other media related to LGBT culture and history, including pride events, and add images to relevant Wikipedia articles; feel free to create a subpage with a gallery of your images (see examples from last year)
    3.) Contribute to an LGBT-related task force at another Wikimedia project (Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikivoyage, etc.)

Or, view or update the current list of Tasks. This campaign is supported by the Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group, an officially recognized affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation. Visit the group's page at Meta-Wiki for more information, or follow Wikimedia LGBT+ on Facebook. Remember, Wiki Loves Pride is about creating and improving LGBT-related content at Wikimedia projects, and content should have a neutral point of view. One does not need to identify as LGBT or any other gender or sexual minority to participate. This campaign is about adding accurate, reliable information to Wikipedia, plain and simple, and all are welcome!

If you have any questions, please leave a message on the campaign's main talk page.

Thanks, and happy editing!

User:Another Believer and User:OR drohowa

User talk:F9T listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect User talk:F9T. Since you had some involvement with the User talk:F9T redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. The Theosophist (talk) 11:32, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks very much...[edit]

...for your support over at my RfA. Especially for your kind words - though I'm sure there are those with whom I have worked over the years who would dispute both "sensible" and "level-headed". :-)

I shall do my best to be worthy of the honor. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 05:37, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Workshopping bureaucrat activity requirements[edit]

(Message to all bureaucrats)

There is an ongoing discussion about implementing some kind of standards for administrative and bureaucrat activity levels; and activity requirements for bureaucrats have been explored several times in the past. I've prepared a draft addition to Wikipedia:Bureaucrats that would require at least one bureaucratic action every five years to retain the bureaucrat permission.

In the past, I've been hesitant of such proposals but I believe that if the bureaucrat group as a whole is seen to be actively engaged, the community may be more willing to grant additional tasks to the position.

Please let me know your thoughts. I'm not sure if this actually applies to any of us, but if you have not acted as a bureaucrat in over five years, you might consider requesting removal of the permission or otherwise signalling that you intend to return to bureaucrat activity. –xenotalk 14:22, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

FYI: bureaucrat discussion opened[edit]

Message to most bureaucrats

A bureaucrat chat has been opened by Maxim at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Rich Farmbrough 2/Bureaucrat discussion.

Wikipedia:Bureaucrat discussion suggests notifying bureaucrats on their talk page as well as BN, hence this courtesy note. –xenotalk 16:45, 5 July 2015 (UTC)