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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)