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Orphaned non-free image (File:Apple Safari.png)[edit]

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I re-added an external link to Apple Dock[edit]

Comments transferred to Talk:Dock (Mac OS X).

Canspam[edit]

Thanks for your bold edit at desktop virtualization. I only wish I had thought to do it sooner. jæs (talk) 02:03, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

Regarding your deletion of my content on Hungerford massacre[edit]

I am sorry. I did not realize it was a possible copyright violation. I am still a relatively new editor, and am not familier with all of Wikipedia's policies yet. Thank you for undoing my changes. Sentient Planet (talk) 23:50, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Gabe newell[edit]

Why would you threaten my account for that edit?It wasent vandalism since when does wikipedia not allow us to mention critisim?You are biast.254Jackson (talk) 18:49, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

Nomination of EEye Digital Security for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article EEye Digital Security is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/EEye Digital Security until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on good quality evidence, and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. Mifter (talk) 20:33, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

Regarding your deletion of Secure64 DNS products[edit]

On October 16, 2010 you removed references to Secure64 DNS from the list of DNS server software. The comment was "removing spam".

The introduction to this section says that this is a list of independent implementations of the DNS protocols. In fact, some years ago, all appliance products that repackaged BIND (typically with a management GUI wrapped around it) were eliminated from the matrix. However, Secure64's products remained on the list because they were considered to be unique from other DNS implementations. One of the editors was quite familiar with Secure64's products and made that determination at the time.

The uniqueness comes from two places: first, although we have leveraged some open source code in our implementations, we have written major portions from scratch. The resolver in our Secure64 DNS Cache product, for example, was written from scratch by Secure64. This makes it unique from all other products listed. The second source of uniqueness is that our products run on our own operating system, also written completely from scratch by Secure64. This gives each of our products uniqueness at the OS layer from all other implementations.

I would like to put back references to Secure64 DNS Authority and Secure64 DNS Cache (we made a naming change to our products when we introduced our DNS Cache product back in late 2010) into the matrix, but don't want to get into a back and forth editing situation with you or any other editor, so I am reaching out to you in advance. Please let me know your thoughts.

P.S. I do work for Secure64. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 63.225.98.164 (talk) 19:50, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Secureinco (talk) 14:37, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the referral to the COI page. I was somewhat aware of this, but have taken the time to refresh my memory by rereading it.

If your point is that I have a potential COI with this page, I have to agree, as we are a commercial vendor. At a minimum, I need to add this information to my own profile page (I will work on this next).

The next obvious question is whether the information I posted to this page belongs here or not. I think there are two questions to answer on this subject: 1. Do the Secure64 products meet the criteria to be included on this page. My previous post outlined why I believe they do belong there, and it passed the scrutiny of other editors when originally posted. The second question is whether the information posted represents a neutral point of view or not. I made every attempt when I originally posted this to work with other editors to make sure it represented a neutral point of view. However, there is very little content about each product except for a one sentence description and a row in the feature comparison table.

I realize now that Wikipedia strongly discourages editors with a COI to post content because of the inherent difficulty in maintaining a neutral point of view. My intent is not to deceive or break the rules. I would appreciate your feedback on how this situation should be handled, as I still believe that the information on our products belongs on this page.

Secureinco (talk) 23:21, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

63.225.98.164 (talk) 15:06, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

Merge discussion for Rotational delay[edit]

Information.svg An article that you have been involved in editing, Rotational delay, has been proposed for a merge with another article. If you are interested in the merge discussion, please participate by going here, and adding your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. § Music Sorter § (talk) 07:58, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

WebSocket[edit]

You: "It is definitely not supposed to be a venue for people to advertise their newborn half-implemented projects."

How do you know when a WS implementation is immature? Did you check all? Who's judging?

COI: I am author of a WS test suite used in a couple of projects. The test suite has no inherent interest other than verifying the conformance of implementations. The test suite would not be used by others if it wasn't "neutral". I have started the "Comparisons WS" page, and contacted every single implementation author by email about the "feature status" before setting the page public to get consensus. Meanwhile, a couple of other guys have added their stuff.

Where is the COI you claim I have? This talk of COI seems to suggest that I deliberately published false information to back "my interests". Obviously, I cannot let this false claim stand as is. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Oberstet (talkcontribs) 18:06, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

Comparison of WebSocket Implementations[edit]

You have edited above page critizing that it "needs additional citations" and "references from independent authors and third-party publications".

I fail to see how the page is different from i.e. Comparison_of_TLS_Implementations. The latter contains an overwhelming amount of information with nearly all (or all?) references being links to the project pages and RFCs.

Then you have removed the list of implementations. How are people encouraged to include the stuff into the comparison table, when they even don't know / see what implementations are still missing in the former? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Oberstet (talkcontribs) 14:59, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

sockpuppet editing[edit]

There is an open WP:SPI case looking at sockpuppet editing primarily on the Johann Hari/ Talk page. As you edited the Johann Hari/Talk page between 2004 and 2011, your input is welcomed.

Jesus phone[edit]

Is there any particular reason you felt it appropriate to over-ride the conclusion reached at the previous deletion discussion, and remove this with no prior debate whatsoever? Crispmuncher (talk) 02:13, 25 September 2011 (UTC).

Your opinions do not alter that there is an established consensus in favour of retention. If you can't see that I'll take it to DRV now. Crispmuncher (talk) 12:02, 25 September 2011 (UTC).

Deletion review for Jesus phone[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Jesus phone. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. Crispmuncher (talk) 14:31, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the restore. Can you do the talk page too please? ISTR there is some useful discussion there. Crispmuncher (talk) 18:11, 27 September 2011 (UTC).

Proposed deletion of Intellext Watson[edit]

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File:Office 2008.png[edit]

Hello, AlistairMcMillan

I saw this edit of yours and I am afraid I reverted it because although you are technically right and the image is not fair use, the image is still non-free and Non-free content criteria policy applies to all non-free images.

However, I also understand that the guy who wrote the template had also made a mistake with both the name ({{orphaned fair use revisions}}) and the wording. So, I fixed the wording and renamed the template. It is now called {{Orphaned non-free revisions}}.

Regards, Fleet Command (talk) 15:28, 3 December 2011 (UTC)


Re: Rumors about iPhone 5/iPad 3[edit]

Since those devices are coming soon, I wanted redirects from them to be removed to enable the creation of the pages this year, and the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S do have their own pages.

Largerthanlife147 (talk) 00:19, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear AlistairMcMillan,


My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the community HERE, were it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.


Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your name HERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) 06:24, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

Test[edit]

Just want to see what IP address I have right now. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 195.11.198.1 (talk) 13:02, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

Pending Changes protection of Brewer's Rogues, Villains and Eccentrics[edit]

Hello Alistair. You do know that we shouldn't be using PC just yet, right? Also, putting a semi-protection on top of a level 1 pending changes protection is rather pointless. (That said, suppose we would use PC, then this would certainly be a situation on which I would apply it.) Cheers, theFace 12:43, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

Pending Changes protection on Brewer's Rogues, Villains and Eccentrics[edit]

Hi AlistairMcMillan, i see you have semi-protected the article Brewer's Rogues, Villains and Eccentrics and also put in pending changes at level 1 which accepts edits from Autoconfirmed users. It is not required to have these 2 protections simultaneously as with the pending changes at level 1 any autoconfirmed user can edit it and it will be automatically accepted. As the Wikipedia:Pending changes/Request for Comment 2012 is underway and the final decision is pending, so for now Wikipedia:Pending changes/Request for Comment February 2011 decision's will be followed until the new request for comment 2012 decision is made. So, the pending changes protection needs to be removed from the article. Just a friendly notice :). TheGeneralUser (talk) 13:07, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Marc Zell[edit]

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cooperation with SDJournal[edit]

Hello Alistair,

I'm from SD Journal (http://en.sdjournal.org/) and i have proposition for you. Would you be interested in promoting your name on our pages? We're offering you cooperation with SD Journal, I mean we want you to write for us!

Our next issue will be "Mobile Development" - namely, iPhone and iOS Programming. And I see that you have essential knowledge to share with our readers (50 000 of them from all over the world). So why not to try?

If you'll show as our expert, we will offer you possibility of free advertisment of your page/company, publication in our famous magazine - SD Journal and possibility of longer cooperation (which means for example free, one year subscription!)

What do we want? An article of your own concept connected with the subject (iPhone and iOS programming). It may be tutorial, article, DiY, photostory? etc. As I wrote before - the concept is yours. The more interesting, the better :)

You don't need to worry if for example you're not the best writer etc. We have team who will elaborate your article. The bigest value for us is your knowledge!

I will gladly answer any question you have. So please let me know as fast as you can if you're interested in contributing and then I'll give you the details.

Cheers Mateusz Szymanski Editor of SDJournal mateusz.szymanski@software.com.pl — Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.205.207.70 (talk) 16:35, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

Merry Christmas![edit]

Hello AlistairMcMillan! Wishing you a very Happy Merry Christmas :) TheGeneralUser (talk) 13:04, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

Your input is requested[edit]

Greetings, AlistairMcMillan! If we have not met, I'm AutomaticStrikeout. I've come here to ask you to take part in the survey at User:AutomaticStrikeout/Are admins interested in a RfB?. I am trying to gauge the general level of interest that administrators have in running for cratship, as well as pinpoint the factors that affect that interest level. Your input will be appreciated. Happy editing, AutomaticStrikeout (TCSign AAPT) 01:52, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

License tagging for File:Text menu.png[edit]

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File:Am microsoft media player.png listed for deletion[edit]

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An edit I made to djbdns[edit]

Since, as the author of MaraDNS, I have a conflict of interest, I have notifying other editors that I have just made a minor neutral edit correcting a factual error. The article stated that there exists three forks of DJBdns; I know of at least five, so I changed the wording to “a number of”. Here is the edit: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Djbdns&diff=622745383&oldid=614310840

My personal opinion is that N-DJBDNS is the best fork out there; yeah, it’s GPL, but it’s the only fork I know of that is current with all known security issues in DJBdns (which, of course, is very secure, with only five issues coming up in its 15 year of existence). Samboy (talk) 14:30, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Windows Media Player for Mac.png listed for deletion[edit]

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Royal Infirmary listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Error messages[edit]

Hi, presumably with this edit, you meant the message "Script error: The module returned a value. It is supposed to return an export table." You didn't need to edit the page, a simple WP:PURGE would have fixed it. --Redrose64 (talk) 23:42, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Disruptive editing[edit]

What reason could you possibly have for restoring to my talk page a lot of material that I had removed, which you had nothing whatsoever to do with? See WP:TPO. 193.60.234.210 (talk) 18:06, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

Disputed non-free use rationale for File:AM SmartFolderXMLSource.png[edit]

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Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Atlanta United FC[edit]

Atlanta United FC[edit]

Could you please intervene in an edit war I am currently having with User:Walter Görlitz over the use of colors in Atlanta United FC. Walter has a habit of changing team infoboxes to random colors that have zero relevance to a sports team's branding. These teams guard their brands tightly, and do not permit alterations whatsoever. Team pages should have accurate colors according to WP:Manual of Style/Trademarks. However, Walter an admin named User:BU Rob13 claim that these random colors are guarded by MOS:CONTRAST. Every sports team page uses the actual team colors for userboxes, where MOS:CONTRAST has never been an issue. To claim the discrimination as a way to trump copyright is, in my opinion, unethical. Jamesmiko (talk) 06:54, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

@Jamesmiko: It's not a a habit, and they're not random colours.
What's unethical is
  1. to claim that this anything but observing MOS:CONTRAST,
  2. to not discuss on your own talk after I asked you to discuss the colour scheme there.
When you're ready to talk, you can do so on your talk page, where I laid-out the team colours with their actual colour contrast values, or on the team article's talk page. Walter Görlitz (talk) 13:17, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Latest preview release[edit]

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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi AlistairMcMillan.

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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