User talk:Achowat

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Fake bio on user page[edit]

Hi, at my RfA you asked an interesting question about WP:FAKEARTICLE.

I recently added the user page template to User:Vineetgupta22 and explained the reason on his talk page, but he reverted it. Please take a look and consider whether he needs further advice on the point. – Fayenatic London 19:40, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Resolved - someone else has reinstated it. – Fayenatic London 21:50, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured portal candidates/Portal:Canada[edit]

Any updates on Wikipedia:Featured portal candidates/Portal:Canada ? — Cirt (talk) 16:58, 3 May 2014 (UTC)


Hi, i would like to have your opinion about a discussion which i started here, thank.Kingroyos (talk) 23:00, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured portal candidates/Portal:Canada[edit]

Are you aware of the comments here? Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:23, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

Counter-Vandalism Academy[edit]


I have interest in enrolling in the Counter-Vandalism Academy, however after several attempts very few of the trainers are active. Not responding or no contributions in a while are common, as well as people who just don't have time anymore. However all of these people are still listed on the active page. I realize you're inactive, and while it would be great if you would take me on I completely understand if that's not possible but as the former coordinator I wondered if you could put me in touch with somebody who may be more active, or at least try to cleanup the instructor section as I've had no luck with any of them. Thanks for your time!

Kharkiv07 (talk) 22:25, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

I've taken a look at your contributions, and it seems like you're doing a great job at the first 3 (of 4) steps that we used to teach in the CVUA (Identify, Restore, Inform). Now, I can say that I haven't been involved in the CVUA for two and a half years, so I may not be as up-to-date in their current policies as someone else (have you tried posting at WT:CVUA?) but a cursory check of your reverts seem to all be on-the-level and your user warnings are all fine. I would take a look at the relevant guidelines at WP:AIV on when and how to report vandalism to the admins. If you have any questions, I'd be happy to look into any issues that come up, but I don't think you honestly need the help of a one-on-one tutor. Let me know if there's anything else you need. Achowat (talk) 06:39, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
Thanks for the advice and support getting the Games Barnstar sorted out. I'm really happy with the result. Mattwheatley (talk) 12:34, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Undoing of edit to WP:AWARDS[edit]

Hi, I noticed you undid my edit to the WP:AWARDS article, commenting that "literally know one [sic] is coming here looking for that essay." I couldn't agree with you more, which was why the edit was in the section before the lead in which other forms of the idea of "awards" are located, in order to disambiguate them from each other and to distinguish them from the actual WP:AWARDS article which follows. It feels a little presumptuous to say that you know what people are looking for in this respect, as I myself was looking for just such an essay when I typed in "WP:AWARDS" in the search box and got the result that I did, which is why I made the edit that I did, so that others like me might be able to find the essay covering the topic of awards and notability quickly and easily-- in the same way that WP:FOOTBALL points to the notability criteria of football players and WP:ACADEMIC describes the notability criteria for academics. Can I ask you to reconsider the change you made in light of this? Thanks! KDS4444Talk 15:41, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Hey, thanks for the message. I'd highly suggest checking out WP:Hatnote for the current policies concerning the proper use of Hatnotes. Generally, they're used for A. Articles with similar titles, B. Disambiguation pages, and C. Redirection of ambiguous titles. Generally, a Hatnote is proper iff someone may have come to a page by mistake. Any other use is likely inappropriate. Specifically WP:RELATED explicitly states that topics that are just related to, but couldn't be confused with, each other is not appropriate. If you have any other questions, feel free to let me know. Achowat (talk) 05:15, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Request for checking[edit]


I recently worked upon several Barnstars and I suppose you are the right guy who adds them to the table list. The following Barnstars are-

I have added this to Talk page too but since no one came I thought to tell you directly.

Thank You Komchi 18:22, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Hey, selfishly I'd like to thank you for the personalized update, but broadly I'd remind you that everyone can update the page, not just me. I'm going to respond over at WT:WPWPA. Achowat (talk) 07:54, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
Well as you have told me, could you also tell me how could I have updated the table my own because I have no idea and I should have not because the page said discuss it in the talk page first. I even asked for help in help desk and they told me to ask someone who is active in the list. So, first asked User:Piotrus and respond was weird( then I came to you and you helped me out :). Komchi 12:42, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 29 April 2015[edit]

WikiCup 2015 May newsletter[edit]

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Hey hopefully you remember me, I once came for help related to Wikiproject Awards Barnstars I made.I wanted to request you that if you got any Barnstars to be made, feel free to ask me, I am free for some work as I am on a vacation. Thanks Komchi 15:29, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

I can't think of anything not extant that we need. The only thing I can think of is looking at the current list and creating either 1.0 or 2.0 barnstars that don't currently exist. Achowat (talk) 02:52, 8 June 2015 (UTC)