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Draft articles[edit]

Doing[edit]

To do[edit]

Anyone else - feel free to work on these - Alison 21:45, 28 February 2014 (UTC)


Happy New Year, Alison![edit]

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Laura Wilson[edit]

In 2009, you fully-protected this disambiguation page.

Please consider reducing the protection to pending-changes or semi-protection (or both) and putting an expiration date on it (I suggest 1 year - if there is no attempted abuse during that time then let it expire).

Also, the file that was in your editnotice has been deleted from the commons. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 18:59, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Hi Alison, I just had a conversation with User:Wbm1058 and he suggested I contact a Checkuser. Yours was the first name on the list so I am writing to you first. I have been accused of being a sock and would like to prove my identity to the Wikimedia Foundation please. Can you assist? Faithfully YuHuw (talk) 07:17, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

You have come to the right place. This is someone I trust ;o) Wbm1058 (talk) 07:19, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

Karmanyevadhikarste...[edit]

Hi ! I had created this page. After creation of page someone had added that "Please translate this page in 2 weeks, after that we delete it." After this notice I had done some translation work in that page. After translation someone put that page in Speedy deletion and an admin deleted that page. Because first person have given me 2 week's time. So I was doing my translation work slowly. This was the point one. Second point is I want to create that page again see here and guide me about content. Third point is someone putted my commentary under copyright violation test. So please tell me how that text was under copyright violation ? And is this commentary under copyright violation ? NehalDaveND (talk) 09:33, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

Draft:Tor Ekeland concern[edit]

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Interested in Feminism[edit]

Hi Alison,

I am an American University student / Washington DC, I am doing a blog about Wikiproject-Feminism, and I would like to know more about your experience, and why you were interested in being involved in this section.

Sy1744a (talk) 21:11, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Your draft article, Draft:Tor Ekeland[edit]

Hello, Alison. It has been over six months since you last edited your Articles for Creation draft article submission, "Tor Ekeland".

In accordance with our policy that Articles for Creation is not for the indefinite hosting of material deemed unsuitable for the encyclopedia mainspace, the draft has been nominated for deletion. If you plan on working on it further, or editing it to address the issues raised if it was declined, simply edit the submission and remove the {{db-afc}} or {{db-g13}} code.

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Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. Anonymouspoutateoh (talk) 05:16, 18 February 2016 (UTC)

List of state leaders in 2016 Rfc[edit]

Howdy Alison. There's been concerns raised about the neutrality of an Rfc at List of state leaders in 2016. Was wonder if you would review this & consider closing the Rfc - with freedom to make your own judgement on how it should be closed, of course :) GoodDay (talk) 19:53, 18 February 2016 (UTC)


Women's History Month worldwide online edit-a-thon[edit]

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-Sockpuppet investigation[edit]

Hey, I noticed recently that a user expressed concern I may be a sock of user UnbiasedVictory. Would you mind clearing this up? Thank you for your time. Blade of a Ka-Bar (talk) 22:32, 23 February 2016 (UTC)}}

  • Ok - done - Alison 23:19, 23 February 2016 (UTC)
It's a little unusual that a sock puppet would call in a CU strike on his own position, but - well, thanks for that, and thanks for keeping an eye out for sleepers. This fellow is persistent. JohnInDC (talk) 00:28, 24 February 2016 (UTC)
Here is an editor, account created on the heels of the block of the blocks above, who leapt right in to make edits echoing those of an antecedent sock Wowser Bowser, down to the edit summaries - compare one and two as well as three and four. The common identities of these are all laid out at the SSI archive. If you have time for one of those sleeper checks, this might be a good time! Let me know too if you'd prefer I submit a report at SSI. Thanks. JohnInDC (talk) 17:07, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
Yep,  Confirmed - No others that I can see - Alison 17:28, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

ACC CU Backlog[edit]

Hello, there is an ACC CU backlog of 15+ right now, any help would be appreciated. -- Cheers, Riley 05:09, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

  • Okies - I'll try get to this in a bit :) - Alison 05:34, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

Untitled[edit]

I know nothing about Wikipedia and how to format properly; however, I was just stopping by to say hello. My name is Josh and I'm 24 years old, from Cleveland, Ohio.

I am just stopping by because I learned you have been editing Wikipedia for over 10 years, and I want to commend you for that.

I've seen the ignorant-assed people here so this is not an easy job I'm sure.

At any rate, take care, hope to hear back from you. :)

-Josh — Preceding unsigned comment added by 172.56.20.135 (talk) 17:53, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

Hi Alison, I have a question about if it's possible to get some help finding out the IP-address of a specific user name? I am quite new here and I have built a new article (Anders Grahn). And the thing is that one person has tried to destroy it for about 6 times already. The user is putting ”fun names” and stories in the text. Nothing violent though, just some kind of "vandalism". So, is it possible to find out who that person is? Or should I just continue to clean up the article?

Do you have any tips how to make things like this stop?

Thanks and regards, ~~AceWi~~ — Preceding unsigned comment added by AceWi (talkcontribs) 15:20, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

Nyaaa, Ally-Chan...![edit]

I am truly not worthy of your gracious Irish presence, but it's good to see you still sticking around here. Last time we spoke, the Lord and Saviour of mankind was still around. Anyway, cha.--Type 59 (talk) 23:19, 24 April 2016 (UTC)

OTRS[edit]

Alison, it seems you're one of very few people to be both OTRS operators and members of WP:MED. Could you please take a look at ticket:2016042710023692? I'd rather it be handled by someone with some medical experience. Perhaps we could win plenty of great stuff here (for Commons, Wikisource, perhaps other projects), perhaps it's all bogus, I have no idea. //Halibutt 00:23, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:RnaG.jpg[edit]

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Wiki Loves Pride 2016[edit]

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Checkuser request[edit]

Please do a checkuser check on user:Vegasceltics55 and user:Lakerlover6969 for they were both vandalizing DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story at the same time. Please block the IP address where they originate from. 2602:306:3357:BA0:4021:617C:E657:19B8 (talk) 02:16, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

Nomination of Douglas Ousterhout for deletion[edit]

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Robert[edit]

Hi Alison; I've been mugged by Robert (User talk:Rms125a@hotmail.com). It's frustrating for me; to deal with him; Should I just live with him? He's a nuisance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 130.246.255.200 (talk) 22:08, 22 June 2016 (UTC)

The person is trying to do battle with me. When I asked Robert to do better, he put this in: Rms125a@hotmail.com (talk | contribs)‎ . . (156,998 bytes) (-336)‎ . . (rv garbage) (undo)

Garbage... hm... 130.246.255.200 (talk) 22:29, 22 June 2016 (UTC)

Hello Alison. To save you some hunting the edits at this article Christopher Hogg (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) are the ones in question. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 22:37, 22 June 2016 (UTC)

Abuse filter[edit]

Hi, because of an irritating AbuseFilter bug, we (Kaldari, MusikAnimal and I) are going to do an update next week that will affect one of your filters. We hope we'll fix all affected filters ourselves, but we're of course grateful if you want to help us. The issue is explained here; the current plan is here. The filter in question is "Imma let you finish ..." new meme and seems to be inactivated but we wanted you to be aware what's happening, and you're very welcome to help out of course. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 12:56, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

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The images added to Wikipedia and pushed by Peter Isotalo in Bra were not just uploaded by him, but were paid for by a swedish government agency looking to support a certain POV. See this posting. Is this paid advocacy/COI? It's one thing to add the images to Wikipedia and let others use them. It's quite another to push them on articles - not because they are good images, but because they are by design meant to push a POV and paid for by a government org. Thoughts?Mattnad (talk) 22:59, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

Spacecowboy420[edit]

Hey Alison, there's a situation developing with edits to Caster Semenya and Dutee Chand pages by this user. I've made 3 reverts to the Caster Semenya page as part of that situation due to WP:BLP violations. If you're able to take a look I would appreciate it. Thank you! Trankuility (talk) 13:39, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

Trankuility - If you're that concerned about a situation developing, why did you revert me on the Dutee Chand article, with the comment "WP:NPOV not evident in edit summary" ? Personally, I revert content, based on the actual content. Are you reverting me, based on not liking my edit summary? Seriously? Spacecowboy420 (talk) 13:54, 18 August 2016 (UTC)
The edit summary clearly explained your rationale. Trankuility (talk) 13:57, 18 August 2016 (UTC)
I removed " She is one of four daughters born to the poor weaver couple. " from the article. Look at the edit, not the edit summary or the editor. Spacecowboy420 (talk) 13:59, 18 August 2016 (UTC)
  • And I have restored that edit and provided references. Please bear in mind that WP:BLP doesn't just apply to article content. There's a reason edit summaries get redacted around here. Mocking subjects like that is just a shitty thing to do as a human being anyways - Alison 01:53, 19 August 2016 (UTC)
Why would "hahaha. NO" in an edit summary, be subject to anything to do with BLP? Why would you think that you saying that I'm doing something "shitty" is any less offensive, than me saying "hahaha. NO"? BTW. The source you provided didn't mention her parent's occupation or the family's poverty - that's what I wanted to remove. Well, that and the poor English " She is one of four daughters born to the poor weaver couple" (the content you restored) was not correct in the context of that paragraph. If you had asked me why I had removed that content, I would have told you. Surely stating that someone came from a poor family, without any supporting source, is a BLP violation? Spacecowboy420 (talk) 06:41, 19 August 2016 (UTC)
Your edit history, including times and order, is recorded on your "Contributions" page, Spacecowboy420, here. Trankuility (talk) 07:51, 19 August 2016 (UTC)
Thank you. I was actually aware of that, but I appreciate the effort to provide useful tips. Or was there a point that you were trying to make? Spacecowboy420 (talk) 08:18, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

Article created by banned editor[edit]

I sent you an email about this (the Korephilia article and the editor who created it). Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 05:25, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

I see who it was. Thanks for handling that. I sent more emails. Get back to me when you can. There is something so suspicious to me about this case. I mean, the style is uncanny for that one article, but some socks do think alike. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 07:14, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Taleb and GMO[edit]

I added a comment/sources to your discussion here (I don't know or care much about the issue and probably won't be editing the actual page any time soon) Costatitanica (talk) 18:27, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge[edit]

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Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Sarsaparilla[edit]

Alison, I know that you must think I'm wrong about this case, which is why you did not weigh in. But I'm not wrong. This latest editor is Tisane. All of the behavioral evidence is there. And I keep finding more. Would you please weigh in on this at the sock investigation page? For example, your opinion on the checkuser data and/or the behavioral evidence? I think you are familiar with Tisane's behavior. If not, consider looking at some of what I noted. What are the odds of another editor consistently editing with the asterisk like that? Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 04:40, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

More BLP hijinks at Alicia Mochado[edit]

This. This guy wants to changed "gained too much weight", which itself is messed up to begin with (see my comment), to "swelled". As in "this living person swelled in weight". Marteau is clearly not here to build an encyclopedia (and it's mostly his edits that had to be rev del'ed) just to use it to attack people.

At the very least this guy needs a BLP warning... wait, he's already had one [1].Volunteer Marek (talk) 15:55, 3 October 2016 (UTC)

"Swelled" was the term the source (The Washington Post) used. The post did not say "gained too much weight. That you consider my removing the subjective phrase "too much" and substituting what the source actually said meriting a BLP warning is ludicrous. Marteau (talk) 20:26, 7 October 2016 (UTC)
The source used "swelled" to describe the ridiculous coverage of the phenomenon in tabloid press, it did not use the word as a description of what happened. Are you honestly going to pretend that a mainstream newspaper would use "swelled" to describe someone gaining weight? You knew this too, because it was pointed out to you. You're also wanting to put in crap about "rumors began to spread".Volunteer Marek (talk) 06:08, 8 October 2016 (UTC)
The source used the term, and not to "describe the ridiculous coverage". You are projecting an intent that is simply not there in the source. They used it unironically and used it to describe her gain. To "swell" means "to become larger"... there is nothing pejorative about it despite your bizarre hang up about the word. I simply do not understand why you are going on and on and on and ON about this... I was willing to drop the matter upon first objection of anyone and did not pursue this word's inclusion any further after first objection, but you keep harping on this, and I'm not sure why, but you genuinely seem to have become unhinged about this and other matters with the encyclopedia and I sincerely recommend a long Wikibreak. Marteau (talk) 06:24, 8 October 2016 (UTC)
Is English your first language? Because I don't know where you have obtained this idea that the term "swell" is bad... it is actually a common medical term. I encourage you to go to Google, and put "weight swelled" into it (with the quotes, to capture the phrase). It will demonstrate that the word is not a pejorative, it is not outrageous, and it is actually a mainstream term. Marteau (talk) 06:35, 8 October 2016 (UTC)

200,000 edits+[edit]

I reached another milestone, although the edit counter now says 199,637 but I know it's more. Don't know, some kind of glitch, I guess. (Not including certain other edits made under, shall we say, other noms de plume [noms de guerre?], way back in the dark, tenebrious, distant past.)
Always,
Quis separabit? 06:26, 10 October 2016 (UTC)

Please see deleted comment from talk page[edit]

Hello, I've chosen you as a random admin to look at this issue. Please look at User talk:Icarus of old and Ocean Vuong. I've tried to resolve a dispute in good faith through this editor's talk page, and he or she has responded by deleting my entire entry on their talk page. I don't want to say anything more, in order not to create bias, so I'll let you research this. Thank you for your attention to this. Castncoot (talk) 20:59, 10 October 2016 (UTC)

In the event you're on a Wikibreak, I've reverted his edit in the article and also restored my own constructive entry on his talk page. Best, Castncoot (talk) 18:04, 11 October 2016 (UTC)
Actually, intervention might not be needed after all, perhaps you may want to just hover for now – thanks! Another admin (User:EdJohnston) informed me that this editor had the right to delete a comment from his own talk page, so I have re-deleted that comment. Best, Castncoot (talk) 18:58, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Alison.

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.

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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)

A cup of tea for you![edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg I stumbled across your page, and I absolutely love the AE-tan! Jionunez (talk) 16:23, 19 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Thanks! Glad you like it :) I used to know the original artist, a few years back - Alison 07:41, 20 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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rev del needed[edit]

Because of the edit summary [2] for BLP reasons. And yes, he's being cute about it, basically using another editor's comment to sneak in an inappropriate insult/BLP violation.Volunteer Marek (talk) 16:37, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

  • Looks like someone else hit it! - Alison 07:35, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

Curiouser and curiouser[edit]

This is pretty outrageous and mighty suspicious. Please read my comment at the bottom. What do you think?──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Nollaig shona dhuit! Quis separabit? 07:25, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

  • Hi Robert. And Nollaig shona dhuitse, freisin! :) I'm not sure what's going on there, but I reverted it for now. The IP traces to some Singaporean mobile IP, as do some of the others on that article. I'm largely retired, but I'll keep a watch here. For now, I'd say just ignore. You've certainly done nothing wrong here - Alison 07:31, 14 December 2016 (UTC)
I know but I figured I should show you. It's just such a weird, bizarre thing (like something from the bad old days) to come from out of nowhere. Singapore, huh -- I don't think I have any enemies on that continent, but the world is getting smaller!! :) Quis separabit? 07:37, 14 December 2016 (UTC)
Will always be grateful for your help. Thanks for seeing something redeeming in me. I spend so much time on Wikipedia that my brother and my best friend are constantly assailing me. Now that I am not working, it gives me something to do and a feeling of worth.──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Irish language version of the above courtesy of Google.com/translate is:

An mbeidh a bheith i gcónaí buíoch as do chabhair. Go raibh maith agat as féachaint rud redeeming i dom. chaitheamh mé an oiread sin ama ar Vicipéid go mo dheartháir agus mo chara is fearr ag assailing gcónaí dom. Anois nach bhfuil mé ag obair, tugann sé rud éigin a dhéanamh agus a mothú ar fiú dom.

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── -- I somehow suspect something(s) were lost in translation. Quis separabit? 07:58, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

Checkuser input needed[edit]

Came to you after picking some random entries at Special:Listusers with CU selected. Is there a CU noticeboard? I would have gone there, rather than coming to you (and a few other random CUs) directly, if I could have found anything beyond the clerks' page.

Would you please visit Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2016 December 8 and offer input in the {{IPsockCheckuser}} section? It was nominated on the grounds of "This exposes Checkuser info to non-Checkusers", which makes sense, but on the other hand it's been around since 2008, so if it's truly a violation, it probably would have been deleted by now. I've voted "keep until we hear from some CUs", so hearing from you would be helpful. Thanks!

Finally, a bit that I didn't include in the above message, which I copy/pasted to four other CUs' pages — your editnotice uses File:Emails.jpg, which was deleted in early 2015. Nyttend (talk) 13:11, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry Merry[edit]

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At this wonderful time of year, I would like to give season’s greetings to all the fellow Wikipedians I have interacted with in the past! May you have a wonderful holiday season! MarnetteD|Talk 16:10, 20 December 2016 (UTC)
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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for your many kindnesses over the many years we have been acquainted. Everything I wrote on your talk page is true. May you have a blessed and peaceful holiday season and a prosperous 2017. Quis separabit? 23:02, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

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You've got mail! Jee 03:40, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

Your draft article, Draft:Hermaphrodites with Attitude[edit]

Hello, Alison. It has been over six months since you last edited your Articles for Creation draft article submission, "Hermaphrodites with Attitude".

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Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. 1989 (talk) 01:24, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

Comment: Transgender and intersex task forces[edit]

Hi Alison. Funcrunch has proposed creating a transgender/nonbinary task force, and I thought it might be an opportunity to create a small intersex task force as well. Would you be interested in commenting? Thanks! Trankuility (talk) 03:45, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

  • I think that's a super idea. Sign me up! :) Mind you, I'm largely retired these days - Alison 07:04, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

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Happy First Edit Day[edit]

Nuvola apps cookie.svg Happy First Edit Day, Alison, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day! Chris Troutman (talk) 12:03, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Abortion in Ireland[edit]

Hi! I've started a Wikipedia:WikiProject Abortion in Ireland

Sock remains unblocked[edit]

Just mentioning that confirmed sock User:Ali Yazdi from Iran (Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Mangoeater1000) remains unblocked. Cheers. 185.17.159.200 (talk) 08:17, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

March 2017[edit]

Information icon Hello, and thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. This is just a note to let you know that I've moved the draft that you were working on to Draft:Meow Wars, from its old location at User:Alison/mw. This has been done because the Draft namespace is the preferred location for Articles for Creation submissions. Please feel free to continue to work on it there. If you have any questions about this, you are welcome to ask me on my talk page. Thank you. North America1000 13:14, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

10 years of adminship, today.[edit]

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Wishing Alison a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Chris Troutman (talk) 16:49, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! - Alison 01:12, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Happy Adminship Anniversary[edit]

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Wishing User:Alison a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!

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Thank you! :) Can't believe it's been that long! - Alison 01:11, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
Pokes head in, you are aging backwards. =) Congrats Alison! - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 01:30, 22 March 2017 (UTC)