User talk:Ad Orientem

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Dyken Pond[edit]

Hey, thanks for the 'thanks' on several of my edits to Dyken Pond - I admit I was compelled to putz a bit on the article after seeing it unduly sneered at on WP:ANI, and it seems your initial edits probably saved it from the chopping block. Regardless of its initial messy state or the other actions of the article creator, I'm a bit bothered when geographic features are so routinely dismissed here (the project's role as a gazetteer is called out at Wikipedia:Five pillars fer chrissakes!). So thanks for your initial intervention! Take care - Antepenultimate (talk) 01:21, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for your kind note and I appreciate your work expanding the article. -Ad Orientem (talk) 02:00, 8 September 2016 (UTC)


Someone really needs to create a template for this, but unless it's been somehow fixed, if you edit your comment to include a ping, it doesn't work. The ping only goes through if there is only the addition of new content plus a new signature in the same edit. A subtraction of content plus the addition of new content even with a new signature does not work, and neither does the addition of new content only without a new signature. TimothyJosephWood 23:53, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

Damn technology. Thanks for the heads up. -Ad Orientem (talk) 23:57, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
It would be nice if someone smarter than me would make a bot for this, but I'm not sure where one would even request it. TimothyJosephWood 00:00, 9 September 2016 (UTC)
Indeed. --Ad Orientem (talk) 00:01, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

Rudraksh Cap-Tech[edit]

Was just about to close similar to you when the edit conflict notice appeared. Blast - too slow! I left a message for the user that hopefully will prevent further creations, but also watched some other capitalization's of the company name as I somehow suspect that this one will be recreated a few more times. Thanks! Ravensfire (talk) 17:37, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

No major issues so far. :-) -Ad Orientem (talk) 18:04, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Yahoo! data breach[edit]

Gnome globe current event.svg On 27 September 2016, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Yahoo! data breach, which you updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. The Rambling Man (talk) 20:47, 27 September 2016 (UTC)

Happy birthday[edit]

Us old farts need to stick together. I'm 52 :-) Guy (Help!) 09:29, 30 September 2016 (UTC)

On that ITNR proposal[edit]

There is a separate page for discussing ITNR additions or removals, at WT:ITN/R, you may want to move that there instead of at WT:ITN. --MASEM (t) 20:21, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

Ahh thanks. -Ad Orientem (talk) 20:28, 17 October 2016 (UTC)
I think you got the pointer and discussion turned around; you have the pointer at WT:ITN/R. --MASEM (t) 20:34, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Raine Spencer, Countess Spencer[edit]

Gnome globe current event.svg On 23 October 2016, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Raine Spencer, Countess Spencer, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. The Rambling Man (talk) 11:04, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

Too many see also links[edit]

You restored some of the see also links that I had removed on quackery. I added a link template to the introduction so I figured we could remove a few of them. Please take a look and consider if we really need all those. Best, Carl Fredrik 💌 📧 16:26, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

I will look. Thanks. -Ad Orientem (talk) 16:28, 4 November 2016 (UTC)


"It's not entirely clear that that it is event that."? I have no clue what in the world that means. Callmemirela 🍁 {Talk} 16:43, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

It means that I am a very careless typist. Event should be even. I will fix it. Thanks for the heads up. -Ad Orientem (talk) 16:46, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

disruptive editor[edit]

I reverted your erroneous closing of Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#disruptive editor. If you had read the complaint you would see that these are unrelated complaints. I reported User:Silvio1973, who keeps trying to disrupt Italianization, which has nothing to do with the dispute at Marco Polo, safe for User:Silvio1973, who is being disruptive at both articles. You closed a complaint about cite tagging, disruptive editing, bad faith actions, source deletions, content blnaking and onerous demands by said Silvio1973 at Italianization, with the argument "Yet another thread about the same content dispute closed a few threads above this one". Absolutely wrong: Italianization vs. Marco Polo. I reopened the case as it is still not resolved and has nothing to do with the smearing of User:Hzh by Silvio1973 for having added 10k of sourced content at Marco Polo. best regards, noclador (talk) 20:47, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

It's a content dispute. That's not what ANI is for. -Ad Orientem (talk) 21:23, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

ANI notice[edit]

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is Administrator Ad Orientem. Thank you.. While I don't think anything will come of it, the anonymous editor who posted this complaint failed to notify you. Regards Blackmane (talk) 02:08, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

Wow! I feel like Henry Hill in Goodfellas after his first pinch. My first summons to ANI as a defendant. -Ad Orientem (talk) 02:14, 7 November 2016 (UTC)
Yes congratz on receiving your first accusation of being an admin. What's further, congratz on managing to abuse admin privileges within seconds of being an accused admin. Mr rnddude (talk) 02:23, 7 November 2016 (UTC)
Yep! And I managed to get acquitted thanks to our rigged system in less than five minutes. -Ad Orientem (talk) 02:26, 7 November 2016 (UTC)
Haha, true as well. Man our justice (for admins) system works fast. Mr rnddude (talk) 02:28, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

Protests against Donald Trump[edit]

You have an empty citation next to "under Title 18 of the US Code." which you did on 19:58, 12 November 2016, could you please fill it in or remove it. (talk) 23:21, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

Oops. Thanks for the heads up. I fixed it. -Ad Orientem (talk) 23:31, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

New deal for page patrollers[edit]

Hi Ad Orientem,

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Under the new rule, you may find that you are temporarily unable to mark new pages as reviewed. However, this is nothing to worry about - most current experienced patrollers are being accorded the the new right without the need to apply, and if you have significant previous experience of patrolling new pages, we strongly encourage you to apply for the new right as soon as possible - we need all the help we can get, and we are now providing a dynamic, supportive environment for your work.

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Trump protests[edit]

I'm wondering if this article should be split into 2, separated at Election Day. Thoughts?E.M.Gregory (talk) 11:17, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Thank you for the welcome. I'm a longtime Wikipedia editor who has switched into IP-anonymous editing (you'll find a couple of other IPs on ITN/C saying that they're longtime editors; those are likely also me). If you have any comments or suggestion about my edits, please feel free to drop me a line. Again, thanks to you! (talk) 05:40, 20 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Ad Orientem. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

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ITN recognition for Sammy Lee (diver)[edit]

Gnome globe current event.svg On 6 December 2016, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Sammy Lee (diver), which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. The Rambling Man (talk) 11:17, 6 December 2016 (UTC)