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--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 21:45, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi there! I've replied. :) Acalamari 22:19, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Can you help?[edit]

Need Help. Thanks in Advance. --Dineshkumar Ponnusamy (talk) 17:00, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Android M[edit]

I have to admit, I'm pleased that Android M's name is neither Muffin nor Milkshake - 18:14, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi Steel, same here! :D I would have groaned if a sockpuppeteering vandal had been right all along; I kept thinking, "anything but those two names...". Acalamari 18:17, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
Steel, while the name has now been revealed, the pest still isn't going away, as evidenced by this and this. Granted, Marshmallow likely will be on the Nexus 6 but it's yet to be confirmed. Acalamari 23:13, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
Oh :( I was hoping for at least a few months respite before some random blog mentioned Android Nougat and it all started up again... – Steel 19:12, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
Oh, I'm a little pleased that Android Marshmallow's version number is 6.0 not 5.x, per source above ( (talk) 11:26, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
o_0 Acalamari 11:34, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

Implementation of Wikipedia:Bureaucrats#Bureaucrat activity requirements[edit]

Following a community discussion ending August 2015, consensus was reached to remove the bureaucrat permissions of users who have not participated in bureaucrat activity for three years.

To assist with the implementation of this requirement, please see Wikipedia:Bureaucrat activity. Modeled after Wikipedia:Inactive administrators and similar to that process, the log page will be created on 1 September 2015. Bureaucrats who have not met the activity requirements as of that date will be notified by email (where possible) and on their talk page to advise of the pending removal.

If the notified user does not return to bureaucrat activity and the permissions are removed, they will need to request reinstatement at WP:RFB. Removal of access is procedural only, and not intended to reflect negatively upon the affected user in any way.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. –xenotalk

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:20, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Re: Hello![edit]

Thanks! I'm not sure how I got dragged in again - I guess I just love writing about and researching pop music!

Hope you're well too? Extraordinary Machine (talk) 11:48, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

Rooting (Android OS) article[edit]

Hello! Could you, please, have a look at the edit history of Rooting (Android OS) article and semi-protect it? The article recently experienced rather persistent vandalism by a few IP addresses, and reverting all those unproductive edits is quite tiresome while it also clogs up the article history. Any help would be appreciated! — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 15:23, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi Dsimic, done! If the vandalism returns this time next year, when the protection expires, please do let me know again. :) Acalamari 15:52, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
That's a rather generous expiration date. :) Thank you! — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 16:28, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Here's another one: could you, please, have a look at the recent edit history of Network switch article? Somebody persistently tries to add an external link that's nothing more than an advertisement. Thus, IMHO, a one-week semi-protection might be appropriate. Any help would be appreciated! — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 12:53, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

I haven't semi-protected the page (yet) but I have blocked both IPs; however, if the spamming returns, please do let me know. :) Acalamari 16:20, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
That works, thank you! Will let you know. — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 16:53, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Any chances, please, for protecting the Android rooting redirect? Its edit history looks almost like a bad joke. :) — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 14:43, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

Done. :) Seems bizarre for that redirect to be a target for vandalism! Acalamari 14:46, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
I know, it's quite strange, but for some reason it has been vandalized regularly. Thank you very much! — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 14:51, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

Meetups in Liverpool and Manchester[edit]

See you there?

Hi there! Do you know that there will be meetups in Liverpool on the 27th of September and in Manchester on the 25th of October?

We have sent you this message because you signed up at meta:Meetup/Manchester. If you would rather not receive such messages on future, please remove your name from the list.

Yaris678 via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:51, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

Help us improve wikimeets by filling in the UK Wikimeet survey![edit]

Hello! I'm running a survey to identify the best way to notify Wikimedians about upcoming UK wikimeets (informal, in-person social meetings of Wikimedians), and to see if we can improve UK wikimeets to make them accessible and attractive to more editors and readers. All questions are optional, and it will take about 10 minutes to complete. Please fill it in at:

Thanks! Mike Peel (talk) 17:09, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi Mike Peel, done! :) Acalamari 11:38, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! Mike Peel (talk) 18:34, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

Chilean IP date-changing vandal[edit] (talk · contribs · WHOIS) has been changing release dates to several albums and songs despite sources saying otherwise and was wondering if you could anything about it. Thanks. Erick (talk) 20:49, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

I thought this was the "release date troll" again but this appears to be someone else. I've given them a level 3 warning but if their behavior consists, please immediately let me know and next time I will block them. Acalamari 21:27, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
This IP shows two sessions of disruption, first on cars, then on songs. It totally looks to me like Wikipedia:Long-term abuse/Date-changing vandal from Santiago. Binksternet (talk) 22:39, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
Hi Binksternet, thanks for that; I was not aware of this particular vandal and I also see from the log that this IP has been blocked before. Erick, the IP has now been blocked for a month. Thank you to you both. :) Acalamari 22:52, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

Rename request[edit]

Thank you much for processing it, Acalamari, and for all the good work you do! Dalfet (talk) 14:54, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

You're very welcome, Dalfet, and thank you for your kind words. :) Acalamari 19:37, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Many thanks for reverting vandalism on my talk page. Enjoy!! Denisarona (talk) 04:08, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:Taylor Swift#Singer-songwriter[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Taylor Swift#Singer-songwriter. Thanks. Calidum 01:16, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

Why was I deleted as a user for SOCKPUPPETING[edit]

The page Larissa Dubois has been targeted by for Missvain from the moment that she submitted the page of Articles for deletion. She ignored Wikipedia guidelines for submitting the deletion, because she had no valid basis to submit it.

Missvain started a Sockpuppet investigation against me without notifying me so that I could defend myself.

Missvain accused me of being Sophia49 when I am not. I use a publicly shared IP address. We are not one in the same. I am not CandyCanebaby either.

I have one account and that account is Gypsy Diva. I don’t have my own Wi-Fi so I use School, Starbucks, Library, etc.

Again, this article has been targeted (vandalized) by Missvain and her actions by not reading the article before submitting for deletion and the fact that she started an investigation against me without giving the proper notice so that I could defend myself before my account was blocked is wrong.

She is attempting to use any methods to remove a page that met the reason she requested the deletion. WP:Musician.

As a newbie I did ask User:Non-dropframe for his help and I want to make this known because I don’t want her to make another accusation meatstacking (I don't know if that's the right word. Never did I ask for his vote.

I’m requesting that my editing block be removed.

My comments saying I don't have more than one user name has been deleted has also removed comments I posted defending myself against these allegations. Every attempt by Missvain has been made to delete the Larissa Dubois pages. Blocking my talk and edit prevens me from defending myself and providing proof that she has targeted the removal of Larissa Dubois page. You can contact me by email, since they. Made sure that have no contact on here.

If you are able to read the comments I wrote before she had them deleted it made no sense for me to Sockpuppet at all. Why would me explanation be blocked during an article for deletion. By placing that under comments it makes me look bad. Why would my comment left for a closing administrator be deleted and silenced.


GypsyDiva — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:59, 15 October 2015 (UTC)

Birmingham meetup[edit]

See you there? Well... not here... this photo is from a pub in Manchester... but that's cos there haven't been enough meetups in Birmingham.
Hi there! Did you know that there will be a meetup in Birmingham on the 15th of November?

There hasn't been many meetups in Birmingham. I will be passing through on the 15th of November, so I thought I would see who fancied meeting up, while I'm in the area. I'm leaving this message on your talk page because you have previously expressed an interest in a meetup in Birmingham or Coventry.

Yaris678 (talk) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:46, 15 October 2015 (UTC)


Do you feel I gave an adequate establishment of associated acts criteria here? This editor seems to insist on including one-time collaborations in Demi Lovato's infobox and I don't wanna risk crossing 3RR. Snuggums (talk / edits) 15:53, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

Yes, you did and you are correct that those additional names do not qualify under the criteria. Acalamari 15:58, 24 October 2015 (UTC)
That's what I figured :). Snuggums (talk / edits) 20:53, 24 October 2015 (UTC)


You closed my nomination saying that there was 0% chance of me becoming an admin. I thought wikipedia a democracy. --Rabauter (talk) 21:14, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

@Rabauter: Admins have usually years of experience in a diverse range of areas on the wiki, with a near perfect record on being constructive. Check out an active request for adminship by another user to see the level of scrutiny a to-be admin has to go through. ~ NottNott talk|contrib 21:16, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
Okay. Well I better start being constructive now. Rabauter for Adminship 2018! Spread the word! --Rabauter (talk) 21:19, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
Hi Rabauter, your account was created just today. If you were to file a request for adminship, you would be opposed and your candidacy closed within a few hours - at the latest. For someone to even stand a chance at passing a request for adminship, they need to have had an account for at least a year (on average), have performed thousands of edits, been active on various policy pages (WP:AIV, WP:RFPP, WP:AFD, etc.) and had a consistent record of activity. I've been following requests for adminship for over eight years and I am a bureaucrat (I deal with RfAs). Trust me: it would be a waste of your time and would be de-moralizing for you to file at this point in your time on Wikipedia. I hope that explains things; please let me know if you have any further questions. Best. Acalamari 21:23, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
How do I become a Wikipedia founder? I want to be on-par with Jimbo Wales. --Rabauter (talk) 21:32, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
Oh dear. :( Acalamari 23:32, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

Allegra Versace[edit]

If you want to, you can take a look at the article about Allegra Versace. That article is this weeks TAFI.--BabbaQ (talk) 22:18, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi BabbaQ, I'm not sure what this article has to do with me. Thanks. Acalamari 19:47, 3 November 2015 (UTC)


Hello Acalamari, Some time since we last corresponded and trust you are well. Could I please bring to your attention the activities of the abve IP, who is making a large number of incorrect alterations to numerous film cast list - all without any explanation. User has been warned by several editors to no avail, as the vandalism continues. Could I leave this with you for action please? Best regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 21:33, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

Blocked for 48 hours. Feel free to let me know if they re-appear. Acalamari 21:42, 3 November 2015 (UTC)
Many thanks for all your help. Best, David, David J Johnson (talk) 21:45, 3 November 2015 (UTC)
Regret to inform you IP is back making the same vandalism edits to film casts. Regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 12:34, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
Blocked for a week. Based on past experience, it won't surprise me if this IP comes back after the week to continue! Acalamari 22:23, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
Think you are right! Anyway, thanks for your help. Regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 22:25, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

A help to my articles[edit]

Hello Acalamari! I would like to have your help to correct, al least, some of my articles, because them are considered as misspelled and I would like the people could understand my articles. So, I am worried because my English (although much better that in my first editions in Wikipedia) still being bad. Maybe the help of several patrollers and editors could be suitable. For now, I want not post more articles until I improve my English (with the Google Translate is not at all sufficient). Hopefully you do not mind helping. Other editors corrected some of my articles and I know this is difficult. So, if for some reason, you do not want help me I will understand it. --Isinbill (talk) 00:58, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi Isinbill, my time is limited and I won't be able to help out with several of your articles; however, I can certainly help out with one. Is there one in particular you'd like me to look at? Acalamari 23:25, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Page Title Issue[edit]


I'm working with a company and am trying to get their title corrected on their wiki page but have been unable to do so.

Although I have been able to edit the copy, I have been unable to alter the title. It should read: North American Trade Schools.

Any help you could provide would be appreciated. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by SixthCity (talkcontribs) 15:20, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi SixthCity, I've fixed the title. Best. Acalamari 23:29, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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My ArbCom votes[edit]

I shall be disclosing whom I'm voting for in this year's ArbCom elections. I shall be purposely pinging them so that they will be free to read my rationales and they are welcome to comment if they so desire. In alphabetical order, they are:

1. Casliber - He and the later-mentioned Drmies are, for lack of a better term, "fair and sane". I have nothing more to add.

2. Drmies - See my reasons for voting for Casliber.

3. GorillaWarfare - She's been an arbitrator for two years and hasn't done anything to make me want her to be removed from her position. My only "complaint" is that I had hoped she would leave the committee once her term had expired to run for RfB a few months later. That, however, is just my opinion - if GorillaWarfare wants another term on ArbCom, I'm happy to help.

4. Hawkeye7 - Is quite outspoken in the times I've observed him but he's rarely wrong. I'm not fussed that ArbCom desysopped him a few years ago...a desysopped admin might even bring new perspective onto the committee. If, however, he does not make it onto ArbCom but manages to obtain over 50% support, I hope he'll consider re-running for adminship.

5. Keilana - I've known her for years. She's kind, fair and has never let me down, ever. I have full confidence in Keilana in her judgment.

6. Kudpung - I don't always agree with everything Kudpung has to say but whenever he speaks, I listen closely. He can be blunt - sometimes a little too much - on occasions but like Hawkeye7, he's rarely wrong. I respect him.

7. Opabinia regalis - She voted against me in my first RfA from a long, long, long time ago and is, in fact, the first person ever to vote against me in any capacity. However, that was well over eight years ago and I now agree with what she said back then, ha ha. :D At any rate, since her re-election as an administrator (she is the first person to have re-gained adminship through RfA after losing the tools due to inactivity), Opabinia regalis has demonstrated excellent judgment on 100% of the times I've encountered her. I think she'll be great on the committee.

I would also like to give a special mention to Timtrent. He has withdrawn but I would have voted in support if he had remained in the race.

As for everyone else, I shall mostly be voting neutral on their candidacies but there will be a few I'll be opposing. The ones I'm voting neutral on are people I respect and/or I like them as an editor and person but I'm unsure how suitable they are for ArbCom. Acalamari 19:04, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for letting us know your supports which make sense. As for the others, consider opposing even if you like the people. It's not about liking but about a serious service for the community. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:15, 25 November 2015 (UTC)
Hi Gerda Arendt, thanks for your perspective; definitely appreciated. Liking/having respect for said people wasn't the only reason I voted neutral for them. While I couldn't bring myself to supporting them, I didn't want to lump them in the same category with those I've opposed; in addition, with my neutrals, while I'm uncertain about how they would perform on ArbCom, I wouldn't be uncomfortable if they were elected, unlike those I opposed. Acalamari 19:27, 25 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for a concise set of comments; I actually agree with most of them. And I'm very happy to be called "fair" by someone I respect. Drmies (talk) 19:41, 25 November 2015 (UTC)
100%? Well, it appears my judgment has improved since the old days, since obviously I was wrong about at least one thing back then. Now I have nowhere to go but down... ;) Thank you Acalamari. Opabinia regalis (talk) 19:51, 25 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks you so much Acalamari, I appreciate your vote of confidence. Keilana (talk) 22:27, 25 November 2015 (UTC)
Drmies, you're welcome! You're definitely fair; I've never known an occasion when you weren't. :) Opabinia regalis, nah, you weren't wrong back then; long age I came to the conclusion that it was a good thing my first RfA wasn't successful. :) Keilana, happy to give you my continued support. :) Good luck to you all and to everyone else who is running, regardless of how I voted on their respective candidacies. Acalamari 01:01, 26 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks from me too. Hawkeye7 (talk) 19:52, 26 November 2015 (UTC)
Hi Hawkeye7, you're welcome. I'm happy to have supported and I do hope you perform well. Acalamari 20:18, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

error of editor[edit]


I'm the first on the list of contributions at Salah Abdeslam (as Aikiangelos)

would you mind making User: Epicgenius aware he made an error in the article Salah Abdeslam:

User: Epicgenius made a change to the article 19:56, 27 November 2015‎

While the events at the Bataclan theatre were unfolding, Ali Oulkadi provided assistance to Abdeslam by driving him to another part of Brussels. Oulkadi received a phone call from someone requesting he drive someone to a location, and he stated that at the time, he was unaware that the person was Abdeslam.

While the events at the Bataclan theatre were unfolding Hamza Attou and Mohammed Amri drove him from Paris

is the actual reality of the events

He has on a couple (maybe) occasions behaved bullishly towards editing this article, (which might be perfectly excusable, but indicates a lack of sufficient consideration, now he has made this mistake, or else I wouldn't have troubled you with this message)

Thanks, Antrangelos (talk) 22:27, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi Antrangelos, it would probably be best if you discussed the matter with Epicgenius first before involving anyone else. You might be able to come to an agreement without the need for admin input. Acalamari 23:07, 27 November 2015 (UTC)
@Acalamari: Sorry to get you involved in this. This was a mistake on my part. I will fix it. epic genius (talk) 14:57, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Many thanks for reverting vandalism from my talk page. Enjoy!! Denisarona (talk) 05:36, 28 November 2015 (UTC)


Hello, I would like to change my username and not quite sure where to submit the request. please help. thanks User:Acalamari Stanislavzarubin (talk) 15:13, 1 December 2015 (UTC) Happy 25th, and congrats on reaching a quarter of a century in life! Snuggums (talk / edits) 05:24, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, SNUGGUMS! :D Acalamari 22:31, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
No problem! Snuggums (talk / edits) 22:58, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
  • And from me! :) :) :) Kafka Liz (talk) 23:08, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
    • Thanks, Kafka Liz! :D Acalamari 23:14, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

how to block wikipedia user that uses IP address[edit]

Hi Acalamari,

Please can you explain me how to block user that uses IP address on Wikipedia. I have problem with IP: User: His contributions drives me crazy... I consider his changes as vandalism. Is it possible to block IP user without any warning ? Thank you

IQual (talk) 12:06, 6 December 2015 (UTC)

Hi IQual, you have to be an administrator to block vandals and WP:AIV is the page to report them. What issues do you have with's edits? Acalamari 21:42, 6 December 2015 (UTC)

Yo Ho Ho[edit]

Make sure to click on both pictures to see them full size Acalamari as they will give you a chuckle. May your 2016 be full of joy and special times. MarnetteD|Talk 02:52, 20 December 2015 (UTC)
Ha ha, yes, thank you, MarnetteD. :) Season's Greeting to you, too! Acalamari 22:28, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

Season's Greetings[edit]

Xmas Ornament.jpg

To You and Yours!
FWiW Bzuk (talk) 21:23, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

Thank you, Bzuk; Merry Christmas to you as well! :) Acalamari 22:28, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

Season's Greetings![edit]

Use {{subst:Season's Greetings}} to send this message

Closer (Tegan and Sara song)[edit]

Can you keep an eye if who contribute unsourced material. Merry Christmas. (talk) 14:25, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

Hi, another admin semi-protected the page. Hope you had a good Christmas. Acalamari 10:28, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

Delete my images[edit]

Can u please delete all the images that i uploaded on my user page =>User:Akshay Das UTW 12:25 AM,22 december 2015(UTC)

Hi Akshay Das UTW, I've deleted two of the images but one is on Commons and I am not an administrator over there. Best. Acalamari 13:29, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Season's greetings![edit]

Spread the WikiLove; use {{subst:Season's Greetings}} to send this message
Season's Greeting to you, too, Esquivalience! :) Acalamari 13:29, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Happy Holidays![edit]

60px Happy Holidays!
Hi, Acalamari! Have a happy and safe season, and a blessed new year!
Holiday cheers, --Discographer (talk) 00:40, 24 December 2015 (UTC)


Hi Denisarona, Merry Christmas to you, too! :) Acalamari 10:32, 29 December 2015 (UTC)


Can you give me a adminship stats? Thanks Arifys (talk) 03:46, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Hi Arifys, I cannot grant you adminship without you passing a request for adminship first; however, with fewer than 100 edits to your name, a potential adminship candidacy from you is highly unlikely to succeed at this time. Acalamari 10:32, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

Oh yes maybe 2 months next. Thank for inform Arifys (talk) 10:37, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

User: Connerdn[edit]

Hello Acalamari, A happy new year to you and thank you for your help and advice during 2015.

Could I please bring to your attention the activities of Connerdn (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log). During December they have reverted the same sourced material on the Bow Group article at least seven times and replaced with "links" that do not match their content. Additionally, they have also made legal threats against ScrapIronIV and myself when we have reminded them of Wikipedia conventions on their Talk page. This does appear to be a single issue account and associated with the current problems within the Bow Group. Nonetheless, Wikipedia should remain neutral and this is what ScrapIronIV and myself have tried to do on the article. Best regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 11:15, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

Blocked indefinitely for legal threats. Acalamari 20:22, 30 December 2015 (UTC)
Many thanks for all your help. Best David,David J Johnson (talk) 20:32, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Acalamari![edit]

Spread the WikiLove; use {{subst:Happy New Year 2016}} to send this message


Hello, and happy New Year's! Is there any way you could do us all a huge favor and please check the AIV list? Thanks, GABHello! 22:11, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi GeneralizationsAreBad, thank you and Happy New Year to you, too. :) After performing that one block at AIV earlier I had to leave my computer, which meant that I couldn't deal with the backlog, and I've only just got back on. Fortunately, the backlog there has since been reduced by other admins. :) Acalamari 00:55, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

Best wishes[edit]

...for the New Year. :) Yours, Kafka Liz (talk) 03:33, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

Sorry about the lack of fanfare - the wishes are still heartfelt. Kafka Liz (talk) 03:35, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
Thank you, Kafka Liz; best wishes and Happy New Year to you, too! :) Acalamari 12:11, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

Help decide the future of Wikimania[edit]

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The Wikimedia Foundation is currently running a consultation on the value and planning process of Wikimania, and is open until 18 January 2016. The goals are to (1) build a shared understanding of the value of Wikimania to help guide conference planning and evaluation, and (2) gather broad community input on what new form(s) Wikimania could take (starting in 2018).

After reviewing the consultation, we'd like to hear your feedback on on this survey.

In addition, feel free to share any personal experiences you have had at at a Wikimedia movement conference, including Wikimania. We plan to compile and share back outcomes from this consultation in February.

With thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF) (talk), from Community Resources 22:01, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

Next meetups in North-West England[edit]

Hello. This is just to let you know that the next wikimeets in North-West England will take place in:

Please sign up on the relevant wikimeet page if you can make them! Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 20:10, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

Disruptive Spanish-language editor[edit]

There is a user, Novy21, who has created an article in Spanish Gcy & Novy and has been continuing to remove the maintenance templates without resolving the problem itself. Erick (talk) 19:42, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi Magiciandude, I'm sorry I didn't reply to this when you first posted. :( It seems the user hasn't done anything since you posted here. Again, I am sorry. Acalamari 23:31, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
It's fine, it happens. :) Erick (talk) 23:38, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I do need your help again, the date changing vandal from Chile has appeared again: (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · page moves · block user · block log). Erick (talk) 16:53, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Blocked for two weeks. Acalamari 18:11, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Delete my image again[edit]

Can you please delete my existing image (of my own photograph),as i don't want any images in my user page.User:Akshay Das UTW 1:13 AM,30 January 2016(UTC).

Hi Akshay Das UTW, I cannot delete the picture because it is on Commons and I am not a Commons administrator (here is the link to the image). A list of Commons administrators can be found here. Best. Acalamari 23:30, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for supporting my RfA[edit]

Thank-you-word-cloud.jpg Hawkeye7 RfA Appreciation award
Thank you for participating in and supporting my RfA. It was very much appreciated. Good to hear from someone who supported my first candidacy. Hawkeye7 (talk) 20:37, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Hi Hawkeye7, you're welcome! Happy to have supported you for RfA a second time; should the bureaucrat chat not result in your adminship, I'll be sure to support next time. Best. Acalamari 23:27, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

--Thoralor (talk) 09:13, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Eminem heard his first rap song ("Reckless", featuring Ice-T) at age nine on the Breakin' soundtrack, a gift from Debbie's half-brother Ronald (Ronnie) Polkinghorn. When Polkinghorn committed suicide ten years later, Eminem stopped speaking for days and did not attend his funeral.[9]

"Eminem heard his first rap song when he was nine years old. It was "Reckless," a track featuring Ice-T on the Breakin' soundtrack, which his Uncle Ronnie had given him. Ten years later, when Ronnie committed suicide, Eminem was devastated. "I didn't talk for days," he says. "I couldn't even go to the funeral.""

The Rolling Stone article got it completely wrong.

Breakin' came out in the spring of 1984 when Eminem was 11 years old, not 9.'

"The soundtrack of the film was released by Polydor Records in 1984. The album contains the first performance on an album of rapper Ice-T produced by DJ Chris "The Glove" Taylor & David Storrs.[6] (He had released some 12" singles previously.)"

Also, "Uncle Ronnie" was just 2 months older than Eminem. They were friends, and Ronnie "turned him on to Breakin'" or played it for him and let him listen to it, according to Eminem, he was not an adult uncle who gave Eminem Breakin' as a gift as many people believe because of the erroneous Rolling Stone article. Thoralor (talk) 09:13, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Towards a New Wikimania results[edit]

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Last December, I invited you to share your views on the value of Wikimedia conferences and the planning process of Wikimania. We have completed analysis of these results and have prepared this report summarizing your feedback and important changes for Wikimania starting in 2018 as an experiment. Feedback and comments are welcome at the discussion page. Thank you so much for your participation. I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, 22:47, 8 February 2016 (UTC)


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I think it's fixed now. :) Acalamari 17:52, 15 February 2016 (UTC)
Yes, thank you. I had every confidence! --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 18:59, 15 February 2016 (UTC)


Respected sir, First i am thanking you for giving your valuable time to me.i am a new editor ,i was created an artcle about a doctor article name sreehari ,this article stayed in wikipedia since 5 months ,suddenly i was found the it was deleted.Reasoning is that ,it was previously deleted after deletion discussion,because of lack of source and sock pipette problem, i dondt know who created this article previously with out proper sources,this sreehari is a famous film actor and doctor in india,nearly 2500 page viewers per month.The problem is every day the fans of this actor searching for about this actor.They found it was deleted from wikipedia.The fans created another article about him with other name slightly releted to sreehari , like sreehariactor some more, then the problem starts ,i have any reetion with the previouly releted article or later crated articles by his fans, all were deleted because of reason the old previous article deleted after discussion.I created the article sreehari , it was stayed live in wikiedia for 6months ,no editor or administrato not nominated for ..but suddently it was deleted , i am very shocked because i dont know about his old articles and later articles with identical name, only i know sreehari article only i submitted following links for this article. i though that these links for suffecient to satay in wikipedia page , Now i dont know how to keep this article,i am very new to editing ,the deletion reasong is old article deleted after deletion discussion, new articles created by sockpupetts(fans of this actor),his name was entered in to indias book of world records ,i may enter in to guinnes book next year,please help to recreate my article

Thanking yous sir...

sir i am obediently submitting you help me it possible to recreation with same title, i am accepting the fans of the actor created the problem, pl help me or sujjest me to recall procedure of this article .thanking you sir,,,(Zxc1000 (talk) 12:23, 16 February 2016 (UTC))

Arbitrary heading[edit]

Hi, I recently requested to change my user name. You changed my user name which I can see now but all my old contributions still show the old name as author. I don't know how to update that, can you help me? — Preceding unsigned comment added by WavesOfTahoe (talkcontribs) 21:53, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

Is there a Autocomfimed users?[edit]

is there a such thing as an autocomfirmed user on Wikipedia? DatNuttyWikipedian (talk) 09:52, 15 March 2016 (UTC)

Hi DatNuttyWikipedian, there certainly is. See here for details on the userright. Best. Acalamari 21:55, 18 March 2016 (UTC)


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Hello, Acalamari I want to know how you became the administrator of Wikipedia for a guidance for me as I given the nomination to RfA. Mahusha (talk) 12:44 25 March 2016 (UTC)

Question need for name change.[edit]


I seem to be having a couple of issues with other editor's because i seem to be a new kid on the block even though i have been building computers since the Late 80's. I have a friend that has asked me to help her with some edits on her Wikipedia.. Has been a Royal pain in the A** trying to get these done without getting dogpiled and hammered by other editors. I got one jumping to conclusions without asking me about anything. Assuming I'm getting paid at worst. At best misinterpreting my intentions. Now this person which you can go to my talk page and see who it is is saying i need a name change. I have went by this name in one form or the other for many yrs. Has only changed because of people attempting to use it or me being unable to retrieve account information for one reason or another. I need some one with a sound mind and head with some authority to make a judgment on these problems. From what I read that is you. I have no Problems being outed. I stopped Ghosting many yrs ago. I don't care. I also know how to use irc chat MIRC and used scripts at one time to do some stuff I shouldn't have many yrs ago. like in the early 90's... I got a Goat complex like this person hammering me. I'm OLD and really can not handle the complications.He accuses me of being a Publicist Hawking My friends Cleavage. When i went to look at the msg my wife is behind me asking me about the edits. I've been married for going on 26yrs.. You can imagine the heat i took for that.

Please Help

Jim Engel aka:Spart

Request to decrease protection[edit]

A long time ago, you semi-protected Katy Perry. I am requesting that you decrease the protection level to Pending changes protection level 1 instead. I think this is such a popular BLP that unregistered users may have legitimate edits to make on this article, and they currently don't have a chance to do that. Music1201 talk 05:47, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi Music1201, good suggestion; seven years is a long time. I've switched to pending changes but if heavy vandalism resumes, I can always re-protect. Best. Acalamari 12:13, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
Even though it was quite a while ago, I wouldn't have decreased protection since the high amounts of vandalism that lead to its protection in the first place will likely return without semi-protection. The only instance I would've personally changed protection at this point would be full protection for a content dispute with edit warring, and then restoring indefinite semi-protection once the dispute is resolved or full protection expires (whichever comes first). Pending changes are better than no protection at all, but articles that have been so heavily vandalized in the past should retain semi-protection for as long as possible. Snuggums (talk / edits) 14:41, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
Hi SNUGGUMS! I had considered all that but seven years is an incredibly long time for a page to be protected - it's most of my time here and as an admin! While Katy Perry is still high-profile despite the lack of recent music, I agreed that it was time to at least try lowering the protection a bit and should the vandalism re-appear, I'll be happy to re-instate my original protection. :) I'll be watching to see what happens, don't worry. Acalamari 16:06, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
I'll be watching as well. Snuggums (talk / edits) 16:18, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. Music1201 talk 18:47, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
Just as I feared, fancruft and vandalism resumed before long. It's safe to call the pending changes trial a failure at this point. Now would be a good time to restore indefinite semi-protection. Snuggums (talk / edits) 17:56, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
Already done; I edit-conflicted with you on my talk page here! :D It was worth a try but, oh well. Acalamari 17:58, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

Edit through semi-protection[edit]

Dear Acalamari,

I noticed that you semi- locked the Lana Del Rey page and I wondering if you would let me edit the tour section. The tour section only has the names and no description or even a link to a different page (apart from the endless summer tour). I am a part of College Of DuPage and for my english project we are required to edit an article. I did research on the Paradise Tour and have sources. Please consider my request. Jjc944 (talk) 02:03, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi Jjc944! You are what is called an autoconfirmed editor; you can edit through the protection. Acalamari 20:06, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Request your views on an article nominated for deletion[edit]

I'd request you to state your vote on [[1]] article for deletion.I'd request you to state your vote on [[2]] article for deletion. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:22, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

No, thank you; I only participate in AfDs if I understand the subject. Acalamari 17:10, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Madness.[edit]

Would you mind closing this per WP:SNOW? —IB [ Poke ] 08:20, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

Sorry IndianBio, I saw this the other day but subsequently forgot about it. I don't think four delete votes is really enough to warrant a SNOW close, to be honest. Acalamari 18:09, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

Change a page name[edit]

Hi I saw this page of her royal highness Princess Firyal of Jordan using the name she doesn't use. She is known as Princess firyal of jordan(visit her website or the UNESCO page )

Please change the name to Princess Firyal of Jordan. If you want, I can give you more reliable sources. Like her identifications. Asifur Rahman 21:28, 17 May 2016 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aj0ob009 (talkcontribs)

Request proper deletion of FreeWire[edit]

Can you please help me by getting a proper deletion request on the article FreeWire — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheUSConservative (talkcontribs) 02:26, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

Request proper deletion of FreeWire[edit]

Can you please help me by getting a proper deletion request on the article FreeWire? Thanks, TheUSConservative (talk) 02:27, 9 June 2016 (UTC)


Hi I tried the rollback permissions on the appropriate place and was denied I want to use Huggle and also want to fight vandalsim more effectively I am also trained at the CVUA If u could grant me rollback rights Id be grateful. Thanks and regards -- Please Ping me VarunFEB2003 (talkcontribs) 08:04, 21 June 2016 (UTC)


Just in case you miss the ping over at User talk:ThePlatypusofDoom, I've unblocked User:ThePlatypusofDoom's Sock, as he's confirmed it's a legitimate alternate account. GorillaWarfare (talk) 21:51, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

Hi GorillaWarfare, thanks very much for unblocking and for letting me know. I honestly thought it was a troll/harassment account and not one that was a legitimate alternate account. Acalamari 22:05, 19 July 2016 (UTC)
Understandable! I'd probably have done the same had I seen it when you did. GorillaWarfare (talk) 01:22, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Page protection for The Inevitable End[edit]

Hi. Would you mind protecting The Inevitable End, due to persistent sock puppetry? Thanks. snαp snαp (talk) 18:46, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

Hi SnapSnap! :) Hmm...looks as though the disruption has slowed...maybe see how it is in two to four days time? Acalamari 19:50, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
Alright, we can wait a few days. If the IP hopper returns I'll let you know. :) snαp snαp (talk) 23:15, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
Sounds good to me! :) Acalamari 23:46, 23 July 2016 (UTC)


You recently blocked a 108 ip. Jtcountrypop is his screen name. I could use your help there too. Swimsnunki (talk) 22:31, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

Hi Swimsnunki, I just performed a full dozen rollbacks to revert them and I've blocked the account. Thanks for letting me know; if they appear again, do let me know. Best. Acalamari 22:50, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
He is now using 2601:983:8102:24A0:FD12:4581:127A:AF1B (talk) 03:31, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
Hi 2601:983:8102:24A0:FD12:4581:127A:AF1B, looks as though Drmies blocked them but thanks for mentioning the sock here, anyway. Best. Acalamari 08:11, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Hi Acalamari, it looks like JT Country Pop is back, this time as an account (Special:Contributions/Starstar33): [3] [4] [5] Sro23 (talk) 16:11, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

Hi Sro23, the account has been blocked. Thanks for reporting it to me. Acalamari 22:35, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

Lowering protection on Carly Rae Jepsen[edit]

Do you mind if I try lowering the protection level on Carly Rae Jepsen to pending changes? You applied indefinite semi in 2012, but it's been quite a while, so a try at a lower protection is worth a go in my opinion. ~ Rob13Talk 17:35, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

Sure; in fact, I've gone ahead and done it for you. Re-protections are cheap, after all. :) Acalamari 20:20, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

Desysopped for inactivity[edit]

I saw your edit at BN and the thought occurred to me not exactly related to your comment but I'm not quite sure where to put this so I'll start with you. I still think of myself as a relative newcomer, but I recently realize that I've now been around for a little more than half of the history, so I ought to drop that thought. That said, I'm deeply appreciative of the editors and admin's that help to create this place, and sometimes wonder what it was like in the early days.

I note something a little different about the six admins desysopped for inactivity this month. While I do fit one theme that applies to me — I don't recognize any of the names which is often the case, there is one difference that jumped out at me. Many of the past entries had well under 10,000. I picked that number for couple reasons, it's a very round number and easy to identify, and is at roughly the level of activity I think current prospective admin's need to have before considering an RFA, so it is always mildly interesting to see active admins who hadn't yet reached that level. This crop is different. There's one with about 10,000 edits but every other one had 20 K or more. Gadget850 had over 100,000.

I realize there are a lot of reasons for leaving the project, but I wonder if someone ought to undertake an attempt to contact some of these editors, not simply to ask if they plan to continue — that answer is obvious — but to find out more about what changed. Is it a change in their life or is it a change in Wikipedia or some combination. I note that Gadget850 doesn't have email enabled, so it may not be easy to contact that editor but I wouldn't be surprised if someone of our long term editors had some interaction and may know more or at least have contact information.

Sorry for the brain dump but I just wanted to muse about this a bit.--S Philbrick(Talk) 13:38, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi Sphilbrick! No need to apologize; my talk page doesn't receive much attention these days so I welcome a visitor coming to chat. :)
It would certainly be interesting to learn why these admins and other have left. I know in my case, my drop in activity can be attributed to an increase in real-life activities but even with that increase, my intention is to keep a presence here and not retire; this place has been good to me and I know people like me, and so I'm happy to stay for as long as that continues. I suspect most people leave because they no longer have the time to contribute; I'd hazard a guess that after them, the second-most popular reason for leaving is losing interest in the place.
As for who could ask the users who leave, I guess anyone could do it and report back what they find; a response would depend on, as you said, the user having e-mail enabled, but also whether or not the user wants to reply or even if they check their e-mail anymore, assuming they set up an address purely for Wikipedia.
Of the six I desysopped today, the name that stood out was Cobaltbluetony, as I supported his RfA eight years ago. I don't recall coming across the rest of them. Like you, I wonder what it was like in the early days and sometimes I wish I'd created an account back then! I sometimes feel like a new user, too, until I remember that I've been here for nearly ten years and passed an RfA and an RfB, ha ha. :) Feel free to continue musing away! Acalamari 22:19, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) Yes, surely people like the little user! Also prehistoric creatures like him/her/it! Cordially, (visitor coming to chat) bishzilla ROARR!! , 22:28, 1 August 2016 (UTC).
Well, that was a nice surprise, Bishzilla; I think this is the first time you've visited here in dinosaur form. :) The feeling is, of course, mutual! Acalamari 09:39, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
@Sphilbrick and Bishzilla: S Philbrick refers specifically to administrators, but I would guess the reasons they become inactive are no different from the reasons other editors do so, but it's just that the desysopping of inactive admins calls attention to their disappearance, whereas if an ordinary editor becomes inactive, one is less likely to notice. If it's of any interest, I know an administrator in real life who for some years now has been very inactive, though he has made sufficient occasional edits to avoid being desysopped. I once asked him why he had stopped actively editing Wikipedia, and he really didn't have any answer: he reckoned he just doesn't edit very often any more, for no particular reason he was aware of. I wouldn't be surprised if a fairly large proportion of administrators (and other editors) just drift away like that. However, there are certainly others who disappear for more definite reasons: for example, FisherQueen said that the reason she disappeared from Wikipedia was "I fell in love, and got married, and my spare time for the internet got seriously curtailed". Quite a lot of editors who are actively editing, apparently happily, just suddenly stop completely, with no explanation, and I can't help suspecting that a large proportion of those have died, but in only a small proportion of occasions does anyone come along and say so, so it's impossible to know how often that is the case. Of course, it is possible for an editor to stop editing because one day she suddenly realises that she is extinct, so she should never have been editing in the first place. (Not mentioning any names, as I wouldn't want to upset anyone.) The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 12:19, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

Protection of Australia women's national soccer team article[edit]

Thanks for the protection - suggested by @SuperJew: - but i was wondering if the protection can be extended beyond the 18th august to 1 week after the Olympics concludes (say 28th August) - on the basis that maybe the traffic to that site (and likelihood of recurrence of this form of vandalism) will diminish by then. Matilda Maniac (talk) 10:13, 5 August 2016 (UTC)
I had initially considered only a week's protection but ultimately decided to err on the side of caution for two. Even with the potential traffic, I don't think three weeks can be justified at this point. Acalamari 08:59, 6 August 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the protection - originally suggested by @SuperJew: - but as this particular IP editor ([[User: is back with his/her 14th similar edit in the last few months (including lovely comments such as "They play FOOTball end of story you retard vicball loving turds"); can i request an additional 2 weeks of semi-protection please ? Matilda Maniac (talk) 05:17, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
One disruptive edit a few days after protection expires really isn't enough to justify protection again; however, I have blocked the IP for a week. Acalamari 09:45, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
Thank you. Matilda Maniac (talk) 14:59, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

Requesting protection of the Turkey article[edit]

There is a revert war going on in the article of the Turkish Republic. Redman19 (talk) 08:47, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

The user by the name of (User talk:Balki Chalkidiki) is literally reverting all my edits for unclear reasons, I am reporting him for vandalism since this has been going on since yesterday. Redman19 (talk) 09:09, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

The page is now fully protected but this is not an endorsement of yours or anyone else's edits; please discuss on the talk page rather than keep reverting. Acalamari 16:09, 5 September 2016 (UTC)


Acalamari, can you please delete the above gross copyvio image? A user keeps on edit warring to insert into a WP:BLP even being told not do. —IB [ Poke ] 10:33, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Acalamari 20:17, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

Cool for the Summer[edit]

Can you keep an eye of the page? Make sure check the corrected sourced text. (talk) 15:12, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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In July and August 2016, a request for comment established consensus for community use of the new protection level. Administrators are authorized to apply extended confirmed protection to combat any form of disruption (e.g. vandalism, sock puppetry, edit warring, etc.) on any topic, subject to the following conditions:

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Invitation to WikiProject Introductions[edit]

Hi!. You are officially invited to WikiProject Introductions! WikiProject Introductions aims to bring the lead sections of Wikipedia's articles up to the standards of the lead section guidelines. This is generally "Cleanup" of the lead section (introduction) of an article. Leave a message on my talk page for help. Cheers, JacksonPershing (talk) 14:59, 3 October 2016 (UTC)

10th Anniversary Barnstar[edit]

Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
After serving as a Wikipedian for exactly 10 years, this is for the countless contributions you've made throughout the past decade. Very few people I know of have even come close to working on the site for so long. That takes serious dedication. Happy 10th Anniversary! Yes; I timed this to coincide with the very minute you registered your account per UTC time. Snuggums (talk / edits) 03:29, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, SNUGGUMS! :D Very much appreciated - and I love your timing. ;) It's hard to believe it's been ten years since I began. Doesn't feel like ten years. Acalamari 21:36, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
My pleasure :) Snuggums (talk / edits) 21:40, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]


Please note that TOTP based two-factor authentication is now available for all administrators. In light of the recent compromised accounts, you are encouraged to add this additional layer of security to your account. It may be enabled on your preferences page in the "User profile" tab under the "Basic information" section. For basic instructions on how to enable two-factor authentication, please see the developing help page for additional information. Important: Be sure to record the two-factor authentication key and the single use keys. If you lose your two factor authentication and do not have the keys, it's possible that your account will not be recoverable. Furthermore, you are encouraged to utilize a unique password and two-factor authentication for the email account associated with your Wikimedia account. This measure will assist in safeguarding your account from malicious password resets. Comments, questions, and concerns may be directed to the thread on the administrators' noticeboard. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:32, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Acalamari.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:46, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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Precious anniversary[edit]

Four years ago ...
Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg
help to people
whenever you can
... you were recipient
no. 312 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:56, 22 November 2016 (UTC) was four years ago when you first awarded me this? Time has flown! Thank you, Gerda Arendt; as always, this is appreciated. :) I haven't been active as much lately but I'm still here! I hope you are well. Acalamari 18:47, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
I am well on St. Cecilia's day, patron saint of music, but - nothing new - sad about people leaving and dying. Thank you for being around! Music certainly helps me fight sadness. More on my talk, especially the thread about a former conductor, whose choir is right now on the German Main page, - how fitting! Thanks to Meister und Margarita! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:56, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

Another year has gone by[edit]

Happy Birthday from the Birthday Committee

Wishing Acalamari a very happy birthday on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!

Don't forget to save us all a piece of cake!

Enjoy being 26! Snuggums (talk / edits) 14:54, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

SNUGGUMS, many of the friends I made on Wikipedia have since left the site. Sadly, most I'm no longer in contact with but there are a few from here whom I'm friends with elsewhere on the Internet, as I'm sure you know. In recent years, you've been one of the few people whom I've befriended/who has befriended me on this website but of those people, you are by far the one I've had the most contact with and you've been there for me. For that, I wouldn't save you a piece of cake - I'd bake a new one for you, because I'm glad you're my friend. :) Thanks, SNUGGUMS. Acalamari 23:48, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
Not a problem! A whole new cake also sounds lovely :). Snuggums (talk / edits) 23:59, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

Bureaucrat chat[edit]

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Godsy/Bureaucrat chat

I would be grateful for your input in the above discussion. Many thanks, WJBscribe via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:33, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry Merry[edit]

500px-Xmas tree animated.gif Season's Greetings, Acalamari!
At this wonderful time of year, I would like to give season’s greetings to all the fellow Wikipedians I have interacted with in the past! May you have a wonderful holiday season! MarnetteD|Talk 16:04, 20 December 2016 (UTC)
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Hi MarnetteD, thanks very much and same to you! :D Acalamari 01:30, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

Happy Holidays![edit]

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Hi, Acalamari! Have a happy and safe season, and a blessed new year!
Holiday cheers, --Discographer (talk) 23:59, 23 December 2016 (UTC)
And to you, Discographer; much appreciated! :D Acalamari 01:30, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry, merry![edit]

From the icy Canajian north; to you and yours! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 02:56, 26 December 2016 (UTC) Lights ablaze.JPG

As always, Bzuk, thank you and same to you. :) After all these years, I'm glad you're still here and I'm glad you're still well. Best. Acalamari 02:18, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

Yo Ho Ho[edit]

Thanks, Doug Weller! Same to you! :D Yeah - Festivus is awesome! Do you know which Star Wars villain observed that holiday? "General Grievance"! :D Acalamari 02:20, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

Hello, please can you help me?[edit]

I just created an account, but I have been on wikipedia for a long time as an unregistred user. I don't know if you can see my previous edits on my current IP address, I've had a few through the years. (SADLY). Anyway, I would like to ask if you can merge/add these to my account, now that I have registred? So I can become a confirmed user. I would like to edit a semi-protected page, but I can't. My name is qu3L

Hi qu3L, unfortunately, account merging is beyond what tools I have as an administrator and to my knowledge, the practice is not done at all. The best you can do is link on your userpage the IPs you have used. Acalamari 01:41, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

Hope all is well[edit]

Hello Acalamari,

Hope you are doing well. It has been a really long time since we've interacted. I've had a great learning experience from you and several other people who I'm thankful for. I look forward to working with you again in the future. Best. TheGeneralUser (talk) 04:51, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

Hi TheGeneralUser, it's good to hear from you again. Thanks for the kind message; I hope you're well, too. :) Acalamari 15:32, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Acalamari![edit]

   Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year fireworks}} to user talk pages.

Thank you, Donner60, and happy new year to you, too! :D Acalamari 03:04, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

That RfA you just closed[edit]

I thought I would split hairs here and, jokingly, say that you just closed the RfA 19 minutes before the deadline. ;-)—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 14:08, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

He wanted to make sure none of the other 'crats go to it first! ;-) WJBscribe (talk) 17:59, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
Greedy aren't we. :D—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 21:13, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
Well - touch wood - we may succeed in recreating an RfA climate where there are plenty of closes to go round! I think there was a time when I closed 20 successful RfAs in one month, so I can't claim to have been short changed over the years.... WJBscribe (talk) 23:05, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
Hi Cyberpower678 and WJBscribe! While I can acknowledge that I specifically did want to close this particular RfA, I thought I had timed it so that when I had all the various tabs ready to go (userrights management, Ealdgyth's talk page, the RfA records, etc.), it would be about the time the RfA was to close; I ended up being quicker than I expected and rather than keep the tabs open for 20 minutes, I closed it there and then (hence why it appears I made a bunch of edits in the space of a minute). :) On a bureaucratic note, there is precedent for a near-pass RfA to be closed a little early, provided it's not something outrageous like several hours or a day (although I do recall one bureaucrat closing 12 early by accident).
With the four current RfAs, however, I will purposely refrain from closing them - not going to hog all the work to myself! I also hope this is the beginning of a regeneration in RfA; the place is often so barren so often and it's been wonderful seeing all that green.
And WJBscribe, I checked the recods; those two months were January and February 2008. :) Acalamari 00:18, 11 January 2017 (UTC)
We need to actively recruit users to go through RfA. Maybe one a day, every day. If we can find just one candidate every day, problem solved.—CYBERPOWER (Around) 03:22, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Page deletion of Nehru college of engineering Thrissur,Kerala, India[edit]

Hello Acalamari, I need your help to delete( this Wikipedia page of Nehru college. As you may know that this is not a well reputed college and infamous for violence against students. This page is deliberately created for promotion of their institution. Most people refer Wikipedia page of a particular entity in order to get some genuine information. So, those who refers this page will be lead to misguided information. Please take necessary action against this article.For more information about this college please go through below news article link.Their are a lot of news against this particular institution. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Krishferrare (talkcontribs) 17:39, 11 January 2017 (UTC)


Alright m8 sorry to bother you, but after some poking around i've determined that you are pretty high up in the bureaucracy, so I thought you could help. I wanted my username to be xXx_MinecraftMaster69_xXx but but somehow your damn computer translated that to XXx MinecraftMarter69 xXx

plz fix

Thanks and have a gr8 day — Preceding unsigned comment added by XXx MinecraftMaster69 xXx (talkcontribs) 20:16, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

Hi XXx MinecraftMaster69 xXx , unfortunately, the MediaWiki software on which Wikipedia relies considers these to be identical to spaces. As a result, there is nothing I can do to fix this for you; it is far beyond what my position allows me to do. Acalamari 21:38, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

Requesting rollback rights[edit]

Hi! I just want to ask an admin in the category of admins willing to give rollback rights. No one has reviewed my request, but everyone else has, so I just want to ask if you can review my request for rollback. I have enabled Twinkle but I feel like I don't know how to use it properly, so I just want the basic rollback rights. Thank you. A Great Catholic Person (talk) 23:51, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

I suggest that you learn more about Wikipedia, before asking for rollback rights. David J Johnson (talk) 11:11, 24 January 2017 (UTC)
Hi A Great Catholic Person, sorry for the slow response to this. It appears as though your request was declined by Juliancolton on the basis that you don't warn vandals enough. While your recent edits show that you're now giving out warnings, you'd have to talk to him for an early reconsideration (after a little more time reverting and warning beforehand). Acalamari 21:43, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

On this day, 3 years ago...[edit]

Wikipedia bureaucrat.png Wishing Acalamari a very happy bureaucratship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Lepricavark (talk) 17:15, 31 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Hi Lepricavark, thanks so much for the anniversary wishes! :D Acalamari 23:28, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

Happy Bureaucratship Anniversary[edit]

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Wishing Acalamari a very happy bureaucratship anniversary on behalf of the Birthday Committee! CAPTAIN RAJU (✉) 22:22, 31 January 2017 (UTC)


Happy 3rd Bureaucra-versary from me! Snuggums (talk / edits) 23:40, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

Well, what good would an anniversary of anything have been without SNUGGUMS? :D Thanks! Acalamari 03:34, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
Not a problem, and I'm glad you feel that way :) Snuggums (talk / edits) 04:05, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
You're welcome! :D Acalamari 20:28, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
Just to add my congratulations on your anniversary. Best regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 12:58, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, David! :) Acalamari 20:29, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter - February 2017[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2017). This first issue is being sent out to all administrators, if you wish to keep receiving it please subscribe. Your feedback is welcomed.

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  • When performing some administrative actions the reason field briefly gave suggestions as text was typed. This change has since been reverted so that issues with the implementation can be addressed. (T34950)
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Hello. dear admin, a user is making vandalism edits in Kalhor (Iranian tribe). he also did that edits in Persian Wikipedia and Admins protected that page after roll backing his edits . please pay attention to that article. with best regards --– Hossein Iran « talk » 08:23, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

Look as though it was protected a few hours after your message by Dougweller. Acalamari 20:28, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Birth/death years pic mess up![edit]

I don't know, and I know it's not major but it bothers me, however, it seems like people have been deleting photos of iconic people from birth and death years and there's barely any of them with same birth pics. Not a big deal but this doesn't seem like something an Admin would agree. Just look at the edits between January and February.

Also, the 1937 and 1956 births of October section is effed. It's like it's own section.

It also reminds me of the time people edited the IMDb profiles of celebrities with something cheap.

  • EDIT*: Okay, I heard from someone that they were told to remove double or triple templates. However, why? And couldn't you kept some even if they share birth years? — Preceding unsigned comment added by AlexHernandez90 (talkcontribs) 06:08, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

There's no consensus on double/triple images. (talk) 14:17, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

This is not an admin issue; content disputes should be handled on respective talk pages. Acalamari 20:29, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

I want change my username[edit]

Hello Acalamari! My username is very long and i want change my username i want this username: "cyroksit" thanks. Yusuf Şahan Tarhan (talk) 18:40, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Acalamari 18:37, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

Southern American English dispute[edit]

Hello, I got your name off and active list of admins. I was wondering if you could please help in regards to this topic: On the southern American English page, Me, along with Kelthan and Dubyavee ( ) opposed taking the map off. It was originally removed without any edit summary. Since it was sourced, I heard you can't remove content without justification. That's three opinions against one that have given feedback on this. I took this to Bilcat who reverted our edits. Then I politely contacted Bilcat on his talk page (, and he immediately removed and ignored my message. Can you please help? If you look at the history page You can see both Kelthan and I were against taking the map off. And there was a previous discussion about this on the talk page here where Dubyavee disagreed with taking the map off. Bilcat then reverted this falsely claiming the consensus was against this. The map was originally taken off without given and edit summary, despite it being sourced. Kevinfromtx (talk) 16:30, 24 February 2017 (UTC)


No problem, I'm no longer affected. Gustavopédia (talk) 15:26, 20 March 2017 (UTC)