User talk:Ajraddatz

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No worries[edit]

No worries. I wasn't offended by anything you posted. In fact, I should've posted there from the beginning and just pinged you. All is good and thanks for moving the post. Face-smile.svg -- 06:17, 23 March 2016 (UTC)


Generally, our practice for Canadian by-elections has been to write a single merged article about all of the by-elections that take place during a term of the relevant legislature, such as By-elections to the 41st Canadian Parliament.

That consensus, however, was established because Canadian by-election articles have tended to not be written or sourced anywhere near as substantively as UK by-elections or US specials — historically, the Canadian contingent had a really bad habit of just writing "A federal by-election happened in the riding of Moncton North on February 11, 1995. Results table. The end.", without ever actually adding any context or substance to explain what would make the by-election notable as a standalone topic in its own right, rather than just being noted as a subsection of a larger topic. The US and UK contingents always wrote real, substantive, detailed articles about each special/by election, but with the debatable exception of Outremont 2007 we had a habit of just writing misplaced subsections that rarely if ever got beyond the level of "this is a thing that happened".

So we established the consensus that instead of giving each one a standalone article in its own right, we would merge them all into subsections of a single article covering the entire parliamentary or legislative term. That consensus always allowed that separate articles could be spun back off again if somebody was prepared to put a lot more time and energy into making them look a lot more like the equivalent UK or US articles than they ever did in their original form, but that never really happened either — even when additional content was added beyond "this happened, the end", even that content rarely if ever went further than naming the candidates in the parties' respective nomination contests, which still isn't really enough in and of itself.

So personally, my suggestion would be to cover them both in an omnibus By-elections to the 29th Alberta Legislature article for now. The potential may exist to spin them off later if they're genuinely substantive and detailed, but starting with a merged article would be more consistent with the current practice for Canadian by-elections and thus less likely to be challenged or questioned. Hope that helps a bit. Bearcat (talk) 16:41, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

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Thanks Mr. Bot :) Ajraddatz (talk) 17:40, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

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Just so you know, the rule for disambiguating people is always that they go at the simplest possible title. If there are other politicians that they have to be dabbed from, then they go at "Canadian politician" — but if they're the only politician in the mix, then they just go at "politician". It's not a rule that all of them have to be dabbed the same way for consistency — the overriding principle is "simplest possible title". Bearcat (talk) 06:57, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

Ah, thanks, I was wondering that. Makes sense. Ajraddatz (talk) 06:57, 20 April 2016 (UTC)
I wonder what to do with Cathy Cox (politician), since Cathy Cox is an American politician. Maybe a disambig page, with links to both? Or just a "see also" thing at the top, since most people would look for the American one. Ajraddatz (talk) 07:02, 20 April 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, she's a bit trickier than most. The American one is definitely of higher notability due to a higher-ranking role than a state/provincial legislator — so in her case I think it would be best to go with "Canadian politician" even though "politician" is technically vacant. Bearcat (talk) 21:13, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the input, I've moved the page to the Canadian politician name and will put a "see also" on the American one. And I guess I didn't ping you in that last message, so good on you finding this too! Ajraddatz (talk) 21:23, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

Global locks[edit]

Is it possible for a global lock to be temporary, rather than permanent? Not asking about stewards unlocking a locked account: blocks can be set to be indefinite or to expire at a certain point in time, and I wondered if locks were always indefinite or if they too could be set to expire at a certain point in time. There's a note at Commons:COM:AN mentioning that you'd locked Reguyla's account; this led me to his userpage, at which I noticed that the template at the top says This account has been locked indefinitely on all Wikimedia Foundation wikis; it seems odd to say "locked indefinitely" if there's another option, but I was distinctly under the impression that locks were always indefinite. Nyttend (talk) 01:12, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

Hey @Nyttend: it is not possible for global locks to be temporary, so the "indefinite" part of the template on Commons doesn't make much sense. Usually accounts are only locked if they are used only for vandalism or spam, so I guess there isn't enough potential use for a non-indefinite lock for it to be designed. Ajraddatz (talk) 01:26, 4 May 2016 (UTC)
I removed "indefinitely". Thanks for the response! Nyttend (talk) 01:48, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

UTRS Account Request[edit]

I confirm that I have requested an account on the UTRS tool. Read-only, as requested by TParis. Ajraddatz (talk)

I've activated your account. We may consider a read-only user right in the future, but for now we're all (Devs and WMF) in agreement that a Steward having access is helpful and within expectations of privacy and trust.--v/r - TP 18:25, 19 May 2016 (UTC)
Ok, thanks for letting me know @TParis:. I won't regularly check the interface (I don't think that was the intention), but will be available via IRC or email to help with those cases that require some kind of global action, such as renaming or global (b)locks. If there is anything else, please let me know. Ajraddatz (talk) 18:42, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

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IPBE RfC v2[edit]

As you commented on WP:IBE RfC Grant exemptions to users in good standing on request, you may wish to also comment on my alternative proposal, WP:IBE RfC Automatically grant IPBE to users by proof of work alone . Sai ¿? 11:36, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

Regarding Spanish Socialist Workers' Party[edit]

What exactly about the info I added is not neutral? Zapatero promised withdrawal from Iraq 1 and did so when he became President, which was received with criticism by the Bush administration and provoked a more tense relationship between Spain and the U.S. 2 3 until Obama took office. 4 (in Spanish)

Zapatero also pushed for what is known as the "peace process" 5 which led to a ceasefire (which later failed), and pushed for an anti-tobacco bill (compendium of news about the law in Spanish). The Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia was also a big part of Spanish politics in the mid-2000s.

Which of all that stuff seems like biased to you? I've only stated facts and not opinions. It seems to me that you brushed off my contribution entirely without really looking into it. I'll add the sources needed-there's massive amounts of them and many are already referenced throughout other articles regarding Spanish politics. Yeremer (talk) 06:25, 8 June 2016 (UTC)


Hi, can you globally lock the above account as you've done with the other socks? See, e.g., User:Guntur Irawan. Thanks.--Bbb23 (talk) 12:28, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

@Bbb23: now locked, thanks. Ajraddatz (talk) 18:12, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
Great. Easier than going the normal route.--Bbb23 (talk) 18:15, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, in the process of working on that actually. I want to use the same JS on Steward requests/Global as we do on the steward elections, so you just need to press a button, type in a username and rationale and hit submit without filling out the template and the other stuff. I'll let you know when it's ready :-) Ajraddatz (talk) 18:17, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

Global lock issues[edit]

Dear Ajraddatz,

Pleas read carefuly the following (sorry it is in a png file).

It basically describes AN ERROR in the procedure used by a person that is in an IP Range Block, which makes it impossible for that person to follow the directions (an error in the procedure) to talk with the person (You!) who has the IP ragne block put in effect. (I often edit form a place that has many users in the IP range.)

SEE ESPECIALLY THE ERROR: IN SUBMITTING YOUR UNBLOCK APPEAL. YOUR IP IS NOT BLOCKED ... but it was in a range that was blocked, that makes this an erroneous error! Or there was an error in the error reporting!

Thank you for looking into this and fixing this (or directing the fix to someone).

Kind Regards,

Fair Weather and Following Seas,

GeorgeV73GT — Preceding unsigned comment added by GeorgeV73GT (talkcontribs) 22:44, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

Note that I responded on your talk page a while back. Removing the big image now :-) -- Ajraddatz (talk) 01:28, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

RfC for page patroller qualifications[edit]

Following up from the consensus reached here, the community will now establish the user right criteria. You may wish to participate in this discussion.--Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 22:08, 10 October 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the note, I'll take a look. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 22:44, 10 October 2016 (UTC)


Still chasing this down. One question though: if there is an agreement for the image int he article not to be changed then why isn't it noted here? It would seem a rather glaring omission, wouldn't you agree? TomStar81 (Talk) 09:30, 9 November 2016 (UTC)

I haven't been specifically involved with this content dispute, but yes, if there was such an agreement then advertizing it would make sense. I heard about it on IRC and decided to take a look, and it seems like something that could have been handled with talking rather than blocking. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 09:33, 9 November 2016 (UTC)
Well I finished my followup investigation, turns out there was an rfc for the image to be used, meaning I am in the wrong here. I've unblocked and apologized the account, I'm waiting on word as to whether this will be reported at ANI (in fairness, I expect it should be, admins are entrusted to make smart decisions, and this being too quick on the trigger). At any rate, thank you for the message, and have a good morning (or evening as the case may be). TomStar81 (Talk) 09:44, 9 November 2016 (UTC)
I don't see any need for it to go to ANI myself. You made a borderline call, sometimes those don't go the way you expect them to. Thanks for taking another look at it. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 09:49, 9 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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Thank you mr. bot :-) -- Ajraddatz (talk) 23:27, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

New Page Reviewer - RfC[edit]

Hi Ajraddatz. You are invited to comment at a further discussion on the implementation of this user right to patrol and review new pages that is taking place at Wikipedia:New pages patrol/RfC on patrolling without user right. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 23:52, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

Yo Ho Ho[edit]

Happy Holidays[edit]

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The 12 Days of Wikipedia
On the 12th day of Christmas Jimbo sent to me
12 BLPs
11 RFAs
10 New Users
9 Barn Stars
8 Admins Blocking
7 Socks Socking
6 Clerks Clerking
5. Check Users Checking
4 Over Sighters Hiding
3 GAs
2. Did You Knows
and an ARB in a pear tree.

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