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Help for blocking lt.wikipedia.org[edit]

Good evening, Mr. Adam Bishop, I wanted to ask you to help me in trouble Lithuanian Wikipedia. Behold, I got a little sick Tourette's syndrome, and sometimes I get angry and not in control of the words, and it happened there. I wrote a considerable criticism, and I told them back, "Bounce," and I was banned for 1 day. But then I was very curious, and I asked for all the details on Wikipedia, etc. And took me away, and to extend the blocking 8 months in. Then I began creating clones. But I continue to "excellent" edited by Wikipedia, in the articles, but then again I saw blocking the message, and angry. And I created the clone, created before 11, but anyway I edited, created 2 articles. (Because then I paid them not to develop). And then extend the blocking period of 3 years. And I very much want there the Wikipedia edited, so in every possible way I wanted to unlock. And I wrote in the e-mail, and everywhere, and tried to IRC, but not switched on, so in one word remained this situation. Then I created the English Wikipedia, and everything went well for me, I was invited to the "Teahouse" be paradise! And here all the other people do not like the Lithuanians, they are stubborn and wrong. And here I created, I do not remember any of their regions, many villages, perhaps 5 villages, 2 rivers, 1 lake. Maybe you can help in any way? Plus I created yesterday again Lithuanian Wikipedia account, I wrote what I do is, I opened my heart, and today still went and blocked User: Homo ergaster. And I do not know what to do. And I want and there and then edit the articles, maybe here I will become administrator ever. So HERE is hopeful. Thank you. P.S if you look at those who blocked me: Homo ergaster, and my account Lukas_GamingLT Smile.svg --L.ukas lt 13 --Talk 15:56, 9 January 2016 (UTC)Lukaslt13

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Catholic-Hierarchy.org[edit]

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Counterstrike (drum and bass group)[edit]

Hi, just letting you know that the above article has been prodded, as the prodder didn't bother.146.90.6.53 (talk) 23:10, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

Florentine listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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A cookie for you![edit]

Choco chip cookie.png Hi Adam! I'm a new user and I would give a special thing for you! Here's a cookie. Aldrianyf (talk) 11:55, 25 March 2016 (UTC)

Re "The Assassins"[edit]

Sir, I see that you are an authority. Thank you for your kind, well informed rejection of my proposal. Would you, if not inconvenient please supply me with a source for your correction of my error. Preferably an original text and not a later commentary. Thanks again and never mind Heidi! This is a worthy institution in an unworthy general populace.SBader (talk) 18:11, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Metal (music)[edit]

Hello Adam Bishop,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged Metal (music) for deletion, because the article doesn't clearly say why the subject is important enough to be included in an encyclopedia.

If you feel that the article shouldn't be deleted and want more time to work on it, you can contest this deletion, but please don't remove the speedy deletion tag from the top.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions. Vinod 03:28, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

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

I'd request you to state your vote on [[2]] article for deletion. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 122.177.216.113 (talk) 11:22, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

Roman And Byzantine Military History[edit]

Hello I currently have a project known as the Roman and Byzantine military history page Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Incubator/Roman and Byzantine Military History, I was wondering if you would like to join, as you have shown interest in the byzantine empire. Iazyges (talk) 18:57, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

Jonathan Riley-Smith[edit]

http://www.hist.cam.ac.uk/news/029-professor-jonathan-riley-smith-1938-2016 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Siriaeve (talkcontribs) 20:13, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

Thanks! Adam Bishop (talk) 20:18, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

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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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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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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 Adam Bishop.

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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bacon/napkin[edit]

Hello Mr. Bishop! Do you pronounce the word bacon as [ˈbeɪkən], but the word napkin as [ˈnæpkɪn]? 206.180.244.235 (talk) 03:08, 16 December 2016 (UTC)

Happy Saturnalia![edit]

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Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and troll-free. Ealdgyth - Talk 01:33, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

Trollee[edit]

Re special:diff/574897779 I found a reference listing Nissae Isen (just made a page!) as a principal cast member and she also got an award nomination for MtK so I think you're probably right.

If we can't find any online sources confirming this then I think we could cite an episode directly, in which case I'd need to figure out the first episode Trolee appeared in. Although I'm limiting to checking whatever's either Treehouse On Demand or else checking upcoming showtimes.

There isn't a cast section for MtK and since there's a Canada/UK version, putting together a table would probably help let us know where we're missing actors. Ranze (talk) 07:07, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

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On this day, 15 years ago...[edit]

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Have a great day!
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March Madness 2017[edit]

G'day all, please be advised that throughout March 2017 the Military history Wikiproject is running its March Madness drive. This is a backlog drive that is focused on several key areas:

  • tagging and assessing articles that fall within the project's scope
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As with past Milhist drives, there are points awarded for working on articles in the targeted areas, with barnstars being awarded at the end for different levels of achievement.

The drive is open to all Wikipedians, not just members of the Military history project, although only work on articles that fall (broadly) within the military history scope will be considered eligible. More information can be found here for those that are interested, and members can sign up as participants at that page also.

The drive starts at 00:01 UTC on 1 March and runs until 23:59 UTC on 31 March 2017, so please sign up now.

For the Milhist co-ordinators. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) & MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 07:23, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

House of Ibelin[edit]

Hello Adam
Thanks for your edit here the other day; I think the original hatnote was actually referring to a similar-sounding place in the Galilee, rather than the town now at the site where Ibelin was. It's pretty academic now, though, and it isn't necessary on a genealogy page (I've added the previous link to the dab page already) so I've removed it altogether.
I gather from your comments you added the family tree; is it worth putting lines in (like here)? I don't know if that'd make it easier or harder to read. What do you think? Moonraker12 (talk) 17:54, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for your note: I'm not sure what's best to do, so I have left some suggestions on the talk page there. if there are no objections I'll have a go at it in a while. Regards, Moonraker12 (talk) 23:15, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

Translation[edit]

Greetings. Could you give me a quick translation about this French interview? No need for an identical translation but just a small overview. Anyways, regards.Tintor2 (talk) 20:14, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

About vandalism on the article of Presidential Elections in Iran 2017[edit]

Good evening Sir, I allow myself to report a persistent vandalism actions about a non user called Pahlevun (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log) on the article about Iranian Presidential elections that censures informations about declared candidates without real reasons and even the information is verifiable and official.

This person has been warned and each time allows itself to delete only one declared candidate "Dr Hossein Homayoun Fard" who's official candidate at this election and who officially is registered under official institutions of Iran. So he has the right to be included as the other candidates on this article and "Pahlevun" erases his name when the article is updated.

Can it be possible to block his capacity of intervention on this article which is an information one and not a political tribune ?

I'm new on Wikipedia and I have many things to learn. And forgive my errors in english and also my errors in the form of writing also. (I'm not even english speaker at the base). Thanks as advance. Best regards. --TheSimorgh (talk) 12:21, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

@TheSimorgh: You have not provided a single reliable source that says he has done so. Verifiability is the Wikipedia policy you are ignoring and I will revert you every time you add it with no proper source. Stop labling me and edit warring. Pahlevun (talk) 13:01, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

Pahlevun (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log) you're censuring public information about an election. Are you working for any public administration in relation with the elections to decide who must be in the list of candidates or not ? Are you up the Iranian Government who received Dr Homayoun Fard candidature by the way of Iranian Embassy in France in all respectful and legal forms ? You don't have any wright to censure information. Your interventions are censure and vandalism not more not less. I'll make changes each time you'll change it too. And contrary to what you're talking information is verifiable by the links I've put. First, the public anounce by the website of Ayyaran Group. Second, I give the link of Iranian Embassy in France that can confirm that Dr Hossein Homayoun Fard is officially candidate. So if you're more important source than Iranian Government I'm very curious. You're actions are violating ethics of Wikipedia. My informations are linked with official sources. If it disturbs you that shows that you're doing politic filtering and it's vandalism. I won't stop warning you and won't stop modify the article each time you'll modify it. I have time and you'll be tired before me count on it. I'm for freedom of expression and freedom of information what you're not and sensibly !. --TheSimorgh (talk) 13:25, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

Wikimania 2017 in Montréal[edit]

Wikimania 2017

This year, Wikimania is happening in Montréal, from August 11 to 13, and for the Hackathon and the Sourcethon, from August 9 to 10!

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Pastoralis praeminentiæ listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Latin help[edit]

Adam, if you have a moment could you check my translation/interpretation of the following passage? It is from document no. 50 in this collection.

Hoc autem donum facimus ob remissionem peccatorum nostrorum, videlicet mei Petri Assur et coniugis mee Elo, seu pro anima comitis Ermengaudi, qui in castro Gerb mortuus est, et pro anima filii sui, qui sepultus est Celsone, et uxoris sue Marie, et istius pueri Ermengaudi minoris, quatenus Orbis Factor tribuat ei victoriam super paganos.

which I translate as

This gift we make for the remission of our sins, namely Pedro Ansúrez and my wife Elo, and for the soul of Count Ermengol, who died in the castle of Gerb, and for the soul of his son, who is buried in Solsona, and his wife María, and this boy Ermengol the younger, that the Maker of the World give him victory over the pagans.

The main reason I am asking is that I want to be sure that there are three generations here: Ermengol who died in Gerb, his unnamed son, his unnamed sons's wife María and Ermengol the younger (who would be unnamed and María's son). It seems odd that they would not name the intervening son (who would be Ermengol V of Urgell, husband of María, Pedro's daughter). Is it saying that Count Ermengol had a son buried in Solsona and a daughter-in-law named María? Thanks, Srnec (talk) 23:45, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

Hi Srnec, yes, that's correct - just some grammatical points, "quatenus" is a medieval way of saying "ut", so they're making the gift "so that the Maker of the World may grant" etc. "Istius pueri" must mean "their son", with the relationship that you mentioned (i.e. Ermengol the younger is the son of Maria and the unnamed son of Ermengol the elder). "Iste" is a weird word to use there though.It could also mean that Ermengol the younger is Maria's son from another man, or more likely since they share a name, Ermengol the elder's son's son with another woman...but I might be reading too much into it! It is as you say, three generations. Adam Bishop (talk) 01:26, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. I was wondering what work "istius" was doing. I found it odd that the charter avoids naming Ermengol V, although it twice mentions Ermengol IV and his death at Gerb and has no problem naming María or Ermengol VI. Maybe Pedro did not like his son-in-law. Srnec (talk) 23:49, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

Inc. Viacom listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Thanks![edit]

Hello Adam. Many thanks for your scholarly and comprehensive reply to my question at the Reference Desk regarding multiple versions of the Latin word for square. Your help is much appreciated. Dolphin (t) 21:32, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

You're welcome! Adam Bishop (talk) 23:46, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

Article request[edit]

Would you be willing to create an article on Kitty, a Fair But Frozen Maid? There appears to be decent sourcing at fr:Kitty, a Fair But Frozen Maid, so I suppose you could just translate the content. Nyttend backup (talk) 16:48, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

It looks like it would be simple enough to translate. I will try to do so if I can find the time! Adam Bishop (talk) 10:34, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

Nationalistic edits?[edit]

May you evalute the behaviour of this user[3]? He seems biased by nationalistc POVs. He has previous warnings? May show me the proper place for this kind of problems, in eng-wikipedia? Thank you. --Rosso Veneziano (talk) 08:49, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

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<blush>[edit]

...Adam B., did you actually peek at my browser history, or am I that obvious? You totally nailed my work process on that French:English query on the RD/L. Your reply gets top marks for style and content, and you're evidently too much of a gentleman to have clicked on the Wikidata links I provided and scoop me on the en & fr corrections of label/description/alias. I've hastened to do so myself - Wikidata is hugely forgiving in providing laconic edit summaries, so it's all good. </blush> Are you supporting the continuance of the RDs? I've always figured I'm - intermittently, at least - on the sunny side of the signal:noise ratio, in that with most of my queries I'm honestly trying to improve an article or item, and I'd like to think it matters to a wider readership out there. I'm curious to read the discussion but admit I'm apprehensive. No matter what, it's always reassuring to read your contributions and know there are those who make Wikipedia (and so, the world) a better place. -- Cheers, Deborahjay (talk) 11:21, 25 October 2017 (UTC)

Oh, I didn't realize it was you who translated it :) Working as a translator and proofreader makes it easier to recognize patterns of thinking in other people when they are translating. I didn't have a chance to check the edit summaries on Wikidata, but WordReference is one of my primary dictionaries in my job, so I know its quirks!
I'm very much pro-RD. I know we have collaborated on improving, and even creating, articles based on Reference Desk questions on several occasions in the past, so the Desks are clearly useful. I wouldn't bother reading the discussions, since nothing will come of them. My suggestion is to ban certain users from the Reference Desks, which in my opinion would solve all of the problems, but I know that won't happen either. Adam Bishop (talk) 12:39, 25 October 2017 (UTC)

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Happy Saturnalia![edit]

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Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and troll-free and you not often get distracted by dice-playing. Ealdgyth - Talk 13:49, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

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Refrain from Christian fundamentalism and extremism and spreading edit terrorism.[edit]

The correct explanation of Christian religious Fundamentalist wars imposed on Muslims have been given for sake of better understanding and awareness. Please do not engage in edit terrorism. Please do not spread edit terrorism on Internet. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2405:205:239A:C03A:0:0:2057:70AC (talk) 10:48, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Treaty of Utrech[edit]

I added information about the Treaty of Utrech https://es.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tratado_de_Utrecht The Party on "the case of the Catalans" on the page on the treaty in English. you delete my contribution That has many historical proofs and is true. Why did he do it? Does he not want the truth to be known? Do not you want the whole world to know that Catalonia is part of Spain because it lost a war because the united kingdom abandoned it?

Regards. Sylas (talk) 06:49, 26 March 2018 (UTC)

April 2018 Milhist Backlog Drive[edit]

G'day all, please be advised that throughout April 2018 the Military history Wikiproject is running its annual backlog elimination drive. This will focus on several key areas:

  • tagging and assessing articles that fall within the project's scope
  • adding or improving listed resources on Milhist's task force pages
  • updating the open tasks template on Milhist's task force pages
  • creating articles that are listed as "requested" on the project's various lists of missing articles.

As with past Milhist drives, there are points awarded for working on articles in the targeted areas, with barnstars being awarded at the end for different levels of achievement.

The drive is open to all Wikipedians, not just members of the Military history project, although only work on articles that fall (broadly) within the scope of military history will be considered eligible. This year, the Military history project would like to extend a specific welcome to members of Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red, and we would like to encourage all participants to consider working on helping to improve our coverage of women in the military. This is not the sole focus of the edit-a-thon, though, and there are aspects that hopefully will appeal to pretty much everyone.

The drive starts at 00:01 UTC on 1 April and runs until 23:59 UTC on 30 April 2018. Those interested in participating can sign up here.

For the Milhist co-ordinators, AustralianRupert and MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 10:53, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

Select Survey Invite[edit]

I'm working on a study of political motivations and how they affect editing. I'd like to ask you to take a survey. The survey should take no more than 1-2 minutes. Your survey responses will be kept private. Our project is documented at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Wikipedia_%2B_Politics.

Your survey Link: https://uchicago.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9S3JByWf57fXEkR?Q_DL=56np5HpEZWkMlr7_9S3JByWf57fXEkR_MLRP_bwuctROKiuEO1AV&Q_CHL=gl

I am asking you to participate in this study because you are a frequent editor of pages on Wikipedia that are of political interest. We would like to learn about your experiences in dealing with editors of different political orientations.

Sincere thanks for your help! Porteclefs (talk) 20:05, 14 April 2018 (UTC)

A little help with Latin[edit]

Hi @Adam Bishop:,, I have created a personal user award for contributions related to ancient Roman history. I have dubbed it "the Barnstar of Tacitus". Could you review my translation: "stella horreorum Taciti" Thanks. Informata ob Iniquitatum (talk) 16:39, 7 June 2018 (UTC)

Hi @InformationvsInjustice:, I guess that would be the very literal translation! I notice that other Wikipedias don't necessary call these "barnstars" but have another word referring to another kind of reward. I bet the Taberna on the Latin Wikipedia could come up with something more appropriate. You can ask questions in English there. Adam Bishop (talk) 15:22, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

Ancient Greece[edit]

Given your experience with the classics, would you mind participating at a CFD? I've noticed that many of our categories use "Ancient Greece" non-initially, and many others use "ancient Greece", so Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2018 July 5#Ancient Greece is an attempt to gain consensus for one or the other. So far I've gotten only two other participants, so it would help if you could offer an opinion. Nyttend (talk) 04:56, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

Another Latin question[edit]

Salve amice,

Aiutum! I am struggling with the difference between evocare and devocare, evoco and devoco. I understand evoco to mean to summon, or lure. An evocatio was a ritual designed to "distract" a city's gods by a besieging army. But I find in Pliny's Natural Histories XXVIII ch.4, devocare is used for summoning Jupiter. Are the two interchangeable?

Evocatus is a veteran heeding the call to return to duty. So what would a devocatus be?

If you can help, awesome, don't feel obliged to respond if you can't :-) Informata ob Iniquitatum (talk) 04:48, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

They do seem to have similar meanings that could be interchangeable. They are both something like "call forth" or "call out", so it would be easy for the meanings to converge. "Devocatus" is a possible word but it doesn't seem to be a regular noun, just the past participle of devocare. The same thing happens with other words that can take de- or ex- as a prefix, like "deferro" and "effero", both mean bring/take/take away/take out etc. It does't always work though, sometimes they are the opposite! Like deficio and efficio. Adam Bishop (talk) 17:07, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

Wikiproject Military history coordinator election nominations open[edit]

Nominations for the upcoming project coordinator election are now open. A team of up to ten coordinators will be elected for the next year. The project coordinators are the designated points of contact for issues concerning the project, and are responsible for maintaining our internal structure and processes. They do not, however, have any authority over article content or editor conduct, or any other special powers. More information on being a coordinator is available here. If you are interested in running, please sign up here by 23:59 UTC on 14 September! Voting doesn't commence until 15 September. If you have any questions, you can contact any member of the coord team. Cheers, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:53, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

CFD notice[edit]

Hello, because you participated in one or both of the CFD nominations for "Ancient Greece" in July, I wanted you to know that I've created a second nomination for Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. Please see Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2018 September 1#Ancient, and thank you for contributing to the discussion. Nyttend (talk) 21:35, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

Milhist coordinator election voting has commenced[edit]

G'day everyone, voting for the 2018 Wikiproject Military history coordinator tranche is now open. This is a simple approval vote; only "support" votes should be made. Project members should vote for any candidates they support by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September 2018. Thanks, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:35, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

Milhist coordinator election voting has commenced[edit]

G'day everyone, voting for the 2018 Wikiproject Military history coordinator tranche is now open. This is a simple approval vote; only "support" votes should be made. Project members should vote for any candidates they support by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September 2018. Thanks, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:22, 15 September 2018 (UTC) Note: the previous version omitted a link to the election page, therefore you are receiving this follow up message with a link to the election page to correct the previous version. We apologies for any inconvenience that this may have caused.

House of Ibelin, again[edit]

Hello Adam
I finally got round to doing something about this; I thought I'd better let you know. Regards, Moonraker12 (talk) 22:44, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your note; looking at it again, I think the Lusignans were the main problem (being so many of them, but not male-line descendants). I'm wondering, though, whether it's worth copying the Lusignans there to the HoL page as well. What do you think? Moonraker12 (talk) 22:39, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

Have your say![edit]

Hi everyone, just a quick reminder that voting for the WikiProject Military history coordinator election closes soon. You only have a day or so left to have your say about who should make up the coordination team for the next year. If you have already voted, thanks for participating! If you haven't and would like to, vote here before 23:59 UTC on 28 September. Thanks, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:28, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

Invitation to provide consultancy[edit]

Hi Adam Bishop,

I'm inviting admins to join our team at parli.co providing advice on how to build and manage a collaborative website. Parli.co is an emerging project aiming at building a sort of Wikipedia of arguments around controversial topics (more info here). Part of our budget will be destined to such consultancy work, and we think we could benefit from the experience of Wikipedia janitors and admins. Feel free to message me back with interest and questions. --isacdaavid 22:19, 3 October 2018 (UTC)