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What script are you using to revert vandalism. WP has had a couple fairly big attacks in the last couple of days with a user replacing pages with an image. Do you have a script that I could use that would revert all pages with the said image / edit summary quickly, we had aprox a 400 edit vandalbot in the span of 5 min and a bout would be very very useful. Thanks Tawker 05:39, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

I'm not using any script. AngBot is just a really old thing that one worked on the Chinese Wikipedia. It was using the pywikipedia framework, but it probably doesn't work with this version of MediaWiki. I've lost all details of how it ever worked, but you could try contacting Andre Engels who designed it. Angela. 05:59, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

New User Thanks![edit]

I have a question about the rules around entries in the ?References? and/or ?External Links? section of an article. In the case of the Natasha Demkina article, there are many references to the same website that goes against Natasha, but no links that support her. There are several websites that provide a critique of the CSICOP/CSMMH investigation on the site which I would like to have included as references to provide counterpoint to the CSICOP claims.

There's not necessary one correct answer. Wikipedia:External links and Wikipedia:Reliable sources give some advice, but if someone is contesting the link, you should go through the process explained at Wikipedia:Resolving disputes. Perhaps seeking a Third opinion would help? Angela. 10:45, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
Thanks Angela. I was hoping there might be a hard and fast rule that outlined what a "personal website or blog" was, versus a site hosted by a "reputable and verifiable" entity, such as a university. Sounds like I'll just have to go through the Wiki process to find out.
In case you're interested, I added the link and a detailed explanation of why it is a valid entry.. [[1]] Dreadlocke 22:28, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
As an aside, the particular poster who disagrees with me has a personal stake in keeping the critics of the investigation out of sight, so much so that he not only insults and attacks those that disagree with him (including two editors who tried to bring NPOV to the article), but accuses almost everyone (including Wikipedia) of Libel, and has made threats to publish negative articles against Wikipedia. Evidently he sent private messages to one of the editors that contained insults and threats. A very volatile individual. That's actually how I found your name; some advice to one of the editors who was receiving the threatening private emails was to contact you or Jimbo. User_talk:KeithTyler#Natasha_Demkina Thanks for the advice! Dreadlocke 20:10, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
I think better advice would e to go through the Wikipedia:Dispute resolution process. Angela. 08:45, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

Yes, it's me[edit]

Confirming my identity on IRC. WikiFanatic 08:40, 19 February 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for reverting the vandalism on my page. --Nlu (talk) 07:21, 21 February 2006 (UTC)


Thanks, Miss, for informing us about the meetup.See you soon (This user, Tdxiang has left Wikipedia). Tan DX 09:59, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

Re: WP:CHAT[edit]

Oops. That must have been an older version of the article. The only change should have been the URL of the CGI chat at Yossman and the channels subsection. At least the new red box for the outdated page warning is more clear. BTW, thanks for clearing up the licence for my WP banner. --LBMixPro<Speak|on|it!> 04:27, 23 February 2006 (UTC)


So you know some Hindi? If yes, its great! In India people are forgetting Hindi as fast as anything. Cygnus_hansa 22:12, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

Hi. I'm sorry but I can't read Hindi. Angela. 14:31, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

RFC ? Concurrent changes and some censorship on the pages for Rotary International in all langages[edit]

Good morning, I used to write to the French moderator, I now I write you.

I am NOT really a Rotary Club fan. I introduced since one month some criticism to Rotary International structure and actions. What I notice, which is very strange, is that some similar and parallel reactions on the different languages of the Wikipedia related to Rotary International (negative) changes I added, happened about at the same time. I had the strong attack in EN on the Rotary by a Turkish wikipedian who was announcing on his personal page (some mistake I suppose) that he was a Rotarian. I had wrappings in French, in Spanish, in Swedish, etc. (NL, FR, EN, SV, DA).

For example, I introduced Augusto Pinochet as a Rotarian (honorary) and it was about at the same time either withdrawed, either flooded in a full list of Rotarians(now happening in FR as it happened in EN). Some logos were withdrawed or moved, and more of all, before my arrival for that criticism I introduced, I noted that the text was always the same, presenting Rotary international with same words in about all langages.

It is actually again the same on the Indonesian version, as it was in English in january. I was mailed about "Wikipedia fiddling". I do not translate that expression (French speaking, I am Belgian), but I supposed that it is some use of Wikipedia for propaganda.

I have a question to you : is the use of an RFC on that subject appropriate to ask to the community to expand the facts on the Rotary pages and avoid fiddling ? I am not sure to understand the use of an RFC. Thank you for your answer. For example, I would ask if the use of the Rotary logo (which was in some langages withdrawed or moved from left to right) can be restored. In some langages, it disappeared. Same for Paul Harris pictures. For me the use of Paul Harris pictures, even with criticism, is compliant to the 'fair use'.

My name is Pierre Larcin, my id's on NL, EN and FR are PierreLarcin3 PierreLarcin2 and PierreLarcin1. my mail is Have a good week-end. PierreLarcin2 03:48, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

An RfC would be better if there was an actual dispute going on. If not, perhaps you would find Wikipedia:Peer review more helpful. Angela. 08:47, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

Sorry, I'm a little impatient...[edit]

...but I asked your boy friend Tim a few days ago if he could rename a few namespaces on li: and create one new (see User talk:Tim Starling#By the way...). His contributions, however, have ceased a few days ago. Maybe you can point this out to him :-)? Regards, Caesarion 11:26, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

He's aware of it. Have you considered submitting an updated language file to MediaZilla: instead? Angela. 12:15, 27 February 2006 (UTC)
Erm... I'm not that technical, but I thought things like these could only be done by developers? If not, well, we should fix the problems ourselves, of course... Anyway, thanks for your suggestion, I'll see how it works. Caesarion 20:30, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Ta bu shi da yu 2[edit]

I posted this on User talk:Jimbo Wales, but if you can comment as a member of the Foundation, that would be good too.

Hi, could you please comment on this RfC? User:Ta bu shi da yu seems to feel that you have somehow given him carte blanche to speedy delete images out of process, without giving any evidence of you having done so. I am highly involved in fair use issues on this wiki, so I'm quite surprised that I hadn't heard anything or, if there was anything, that no-one would let me know. Thanks, JYolkowski // talk 22:06, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

I've replied at Wikipedia talk:Requests for comment/Ta bu shi da yu 2. Angela. 23:12, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

Respectfully, I must disagree[edit]

You wrote that issues with my speedy deletions are not an issue for the Board. I must disagree: might I point out that it will be the Board who will have to deal with legal issues if someone sues Wikimedia for copyright violations. Inaction from the Board on this issue could be detrimental to Wikipedia and all related projects. - Ta bu shi da yu 00:19, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

OK, have taken your advise and made an amendment to Wikipedia:Fair use criteria. See Wikipedia:Fair use criteria/Amendment. I am no policy maven, whether this is the right/wrong way of proposing the amendment I don't know. If I could get your assistance on making this happen, that would be great. Thanks Angela! - Ta bu shi da yu 02:25, 28 February 2006 (UTC)
I've commented at Wikipedia talk:Fair use criteria/Amendment. Angela. 02:45, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

Malayalam Wikisource[edit]

Hello Angela,

I'm Raj Nair, currently a sysop with Malayalam Wikipedia. In past few months Malayalam wikipedia community has witnessed growth in participation level in Wiki and more awareness among malayalam speaking people about wiki. We have been running campaigns to promote Wikipedia through blogs and public forums/groups, through out our programs there were requests for a Wikisource domain in Malayalam. I've made a request for new domain here. Recently votings were concluded and requests are now considered official. There was already a long waiting for Wikisource domain among malayalam speakers, before it kills community enthusiasm we would like to have wikisource domain for malayalam. I tried to contact wikimedia admins in IRC, so that I could request them to speed up the process. Unfortunately that didn't worked. I request you on behalf of Malayalam wikipedia community to take earliest action to allot wikisource domain for malayalam. Thanks in advance! - Peringz 17:11, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

I've emailed Brion about this. Angela. 02:32, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

Can you tell me more?[edit]

Can you tell me more about this edit? The file "Image:Without staccato.ogg" had, in fact, not yet been deleted ... but I just requested it be speedied because it was a MS windows executable and not a media file. I have not yet determined if it is malicious. I'll go ahead and record audio to replace the two files, but I'm curious as to what got your attention on the page and why you believed the files were incorrectly deleted? --Gmaxwell 04:30, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

I have continued the thread on my talk page. --Gmaxwell 05:06, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

I too am confused[edit]

You have confused me as well with this edit. Please explain. -- 05:07, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

I've replied at User talk:Gmaxwell#Staccato. Angela. 05:11, 6 March 2006 (UTC)


How do I kick off the vote on Wikipedia:Fair use criteria/Amendment? - Ta bu shi da yu 14:24, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Cheers, have listed this there. I can wait, but I'd like to kick of the vote because to be honest, Jimbo has kind of already shown he's not really opposed to deleting obvious copyright violations or abuse of fair use on sight. It would be nice to have this in the policy. - Ta bu shi da yu 14:42, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Comment on AllyUnion's talk page[edit]

Hi Angela, I saw you said "you can't block a deletion bot" [2]. I'm not sure I understand what you mean - why can't people block bots? Talrias (t | e | c) 17:11, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Because if the bot actually deletes something that means it's an administrator... last I checked sysop bit set accounts can go right on deleting while they are blocked. It would seem to me to be somewhat odd to block inactive bots for people we can contact... would it not be better to desysop inactive admins whom we can no longer contact? --Gmaxwell 18:29, 6 March 2006 (UTC)
Ah, I see what she means. Actually, the ability for admins to delete (as well as protect and rollback) is now restricted when an admin is blocked. See bug 3801. Talrias (t | e | c) 17:58, 7 March 2006 (UTC)
That's interesting. I hadn't realise that had been fixed. Angela. 01:15, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

You're famous![edit]

I just noticed you have an article. That's me being slow for you... Now I can add someone else to my list of people met, stalked or stood in same room as! -- Francs2000 22:53, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

Unfortunately, I do. I tried to list it for deletion last April, but without success. Angela. 01:16, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

International Women's Day[edit]

A traditional carnation for the 8th of March, from Zocky
Thanks. :) Angela. 09:42, 8 March 2006 (UTC)


The inclusion of the Q&A from is by permission. How do I note this in the material?? Thanks MarkSutherland. 08:40, 8 March 2006

Have they given permission for it to be released under the GFDL or just permission for it to be used on Wikipedia? Only the former is acceptable, and you should send an email to confirm their permission to Angela. 21:38, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

Sesotho adminship[edit]

how do I become an admin? Only so I can do some real work on the Sesotho Wikiped. It'll need lots of work to fix all the psuedo Setswana content. I know I probably don't qualify for adminship but the st wikipedia is heading in a dangerous direction and I feel that the fact that I'm probably the only competent Sesotho speaking person on wikiped means I should have the power to turn it around. Please help me out. Reply on my talk page. User:ZyXoas 19:45, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

You don't need to be an admin to edit there and improve the Sesotho Wikipedia. I'd suggest you just start editing and then after a while, you can apply for adminship at meta:requests for permissions or on your local wiki if there is any community there. Angela. 13:59, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

DW sockpuppet[edit]

Angela, the possibility has been raised that Ted_Wilkes (talkcontribspage movesblock userblock log) is a sockpuppet of User:DW. I find this plausible, and have (along with others) posted some evidence at AN/I. Given your long-term involvement with this case, you are invited to comment. Thanks. Chick Bowen 22:19, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

Didn't that already go through arbitration? I've not been involved enough recently to comment on AN/I about this. Angela. 00:59, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

Can you raise your hands for me?[edit]

Hi Angela,

Can you please speak some words for me here[3]. I don't find anyone else to stand up and support growing wikipedias like ours. Thank you. :-Manjithkaini 05:19, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

Perhaps someone from the malayalam wiki would be better able to do that. I'll talk to Anthere anyway. Angela. 00:59, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

Rules on other Wikipedias[edit]

I know that you have already been bothered several times with this question and that the general answer to the question is that the other Wikipedias should design and introduce themselves the rules. I understand that this is motivated by the differences in cultures and by the fact that different stages of social development of Wikipedia projects require different arrangements. However, there are certain rules that are not questioned at all (GFDL licence for the Wikipedia text content for instance). My question concerns something that in my opinion is a general set of rules applicable to all the pedia projects, but has not been stated explicitely on the Polish Wikipedia. Namely, there are three content introduction rules on the English Wikipedia: WP:NPOV, WP:V and WP:NOR. Do the general principles behind the three rules hold on other Wikipedia projects? alx-pl D 16:12, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

Yes, I think these principles do hold true on all the projects, or should do. However, they are open to interpretation, especially the verifiability one. For example, it's only fairly recently that the English Wikipedia has started enforcing this through the Cite sources policy. The WP:NOR one comes from the fact that Wikipedia is an encyclopedia and original research wouldn't fit in with that. Have you seen Wikipedia:Five pillars? Angela. 00:59, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

A Renewed Request[edit]

I am renewing my request to have the InuYasha wikicity taken down. Contribution is spotty at best, there are already other websites dedicated to this purpose, and there is no way to regulate copyright infringement. It's been just about a year now. I am viewing this as a mistake, and I am trying to rectify it. -Litefantastic 01:01, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

I'll send you an email about this. Angela. 01:10, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Large-scale vandalism?[edit]

Hello Angie. Something truly weird has happened to the Sesotho (st) Wikipedia. Have you any idea whom (or what) is using IP Entire articles, User pages, and even the Main Page were seemingly blanked on the 10 of March. Weren't these users watching their user pages, or was the st Wikiped even more dead than I had initially thought?
Although I would love it if you would, I won't explicitly ask you to respond on my talk page because I'm afraid user EssJay might again construe this as "repeated personal attacks" and block my IP for another 24 hours. However, if I don't see a message from you on my talk page within the next few hours I'll unilaterally revert the changes on the Wikiped. User:ZyXoas 20:46, 20 March 2006 (UTC)

help with breast implant topic[edit]


I had recently done a great deal of contributing and editing to the topic of breast implants here on wikipedia. This is an area I'm familiar with as a Physician and FDA investigator for silicone-gel implants. Someone named "JGLAW" is high-jacking the content which was pretty reflective of both the US & world literature on the topic (which I know and have to inform patients on almost daily) into a fringe political area which has largely been dismissed by the medical community. There are some concerns which should be highlighted, but it's turned into a personal cause for her (apparently she had gel implants prior and is now a crusader against them) ensure that a distorted and sensational overview is preserved.

I noticed you had reverted one of her edits today which is why I've approached you like this. She's staked out a position that seems will not compromise for what is the mainstream view. Do you have advice?

Droliver Droliver 05:50, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

I just reverted it because it looked like someone was blanking large sections without explanation which seemed like vandalism. Have you tried to discuss the issue on the talk page. See Wikipedia:dispute resolution for some advice. Angela. 01:52, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thanks with the Sesotho wikiped. To tell you the truth, I now realise that I've actually forgotten how to make reverts (I doubt it's because I'm not logged in). I don't know where I got that IP from - maybe it was a wiki bug (I've seen worse), or perhaps it's simply proof that I need to stop going to sleep at 2 in the morning! Again, thanks for responding on my talk page; I hope they don't block you for violating wiki policy, or something... User:ZyXoas 07:57, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

See Help:Reverting. Angela. 01:52, 22 March 2006 (UTC)


Hi, I was wondering if you could catch me on IRC. I know you are very busy but I want to sort the vandal channel mess as soon as possible. --Cool CatTalk|@ 23:09, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

I have nothing to do with the vandal channel. As I already suggested, if you want your own channel, it is very simply to make a new one. Just join a channel of a new name and type /msg chanserv register password. There's no need to fight over access to a channel other people are using for something else. Angela. 01:52, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
You do not understand. According to Lilo I need to talk to you as wikipedia foundation owns the channel (again according to Lilo). Fennc gave away my channel to essjay. I started that channel for my bot.
The code does not allow me to do that easily. In order to do as you suggest Id need to register 15+ channels and move the access list as well as instruct tens of people to join the new channel.
I could spend a week rewriting the bots for exeptios for en but that would make the bot lag and use a decent amount extra cpu.
Please assist. --Cool CatTalk|@ 02:52, 24 March 2006 (UTC)
Can't you do a simple search and replace for the channel names? You don't need to register channels to use them. A lot of other people are using the bots in the current channel, so it isn't fair just to expect them to move. I don't know what the issue is with you using the channel, but I suggest you try to sort this out with the people using it, or just go to a different channel. Angela. 03:39, 24 March 2006 (UTC)
Whats not fair is the ownership of my channel handed over to Essjay as after all I spent weeks organising the channel and creating the bot running there. People in the channel are using pgkbot which is heavly based on my bot.
My bot operates on these channels:
  • #wikimedia-meta-vandalism
  • #wikipedia-pl-vandalism
  • #wikipedia-pt-vandalism
  • #wikipedia-de-vandalism
  • #wikinews-en-vandalism
  • #wikibooks-en-vandalism
  • #wiktionary-en-vandalism
  • #wikipedia-tr-vandalism
  • #wikipedia-it-vandalism
  • #wikipedia-es-vandalism
  • #wikipedia-bg-vandalism
  • #wikipedia-ja-vandalism
  • #wikipedia-fr-vandalism
I am not suggesting people move, on the contrary I prefer people stay. pgkbot was always active on #wikipedia-en-vandlism2 before I and my bot was banned off of the channel. It only acted as a backup bot.
Essjay is the law on #wikipedia-en-vandalism and he isnt cooperating nor does he need to as he was given the ownership of my channel during the swithch from #en.wikipedia.vandalism to #wikipedia-en-vandalism
I came here because I cant sort this out with essjay as he absurdly banned me from the channel and removed my access
--Cool CatTalk|@ 22:37, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
I really want this to be resolved as soon as possible. --Cool CatTalk|@ 18:22, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
Please just use the existing channel in the same way as everyone else in accordance with its policies or get a new channel. It's IRC. You can not expect to have this level of ownership over it. Angela. 21:43, 29 March 2006 (UTC)


You reverted right before me! (Just felt like pointing out).Voice-of-AllT|@|ESP 08:24, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

Esperanza Newsletter, Issue #1[edit]


Thanks, but is it possible to have a link to it rather than the whole thing on my talk page? Angela. 04:23, 29 March 2006 (UTC)


Hello, I'm an active member and an admin on a maturing Wikipedia. I came to ask for advice with a problem that started to occur in this phase of our growth. I'm not very active on en:, so I don't know how you solve it here. I need rather a personal advice than a wiki-scope advice with this.

We don't get much vandalism so far and it's been easy to cope with so far. Recently, another kind of vandalism started to take place - it's a registered editor including POV and non-encyclopedic info. Most of us, active members including me are not interested in the topic (history) and don't interfere with the content added. The others are not bold enough just to delete it. We have repeatedly pointed out "What Wikipedia is not" guidelines, but he seems to ignore them stating Wikipedia is a free encyclopedia (and he can add whatever he wants). This person has not been rude, but he's been repeatedly ignorant of the guidelines. This may an oversimplification of our situation. Should we just block him? Or lose our time again discussing where he won't take consensus or guidelines into consideration? He's likely to return as a sockpuppet or anonymous editor (he's thought to have done that before). There seem to more instances of a case similiar to this one. Thanks for any advice. ~~helix84 23:28, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

Is there someone who could mediate with him? I'd suggest trying to teach him what he should be doing before just blocking him, but if he's set on adding POV then it might not help. Perhaps people on that wiki need to be forceful about removing bad edits, even in topics they're not interested in. Angela.
We do not have a formal process for mediation but there's a lot of discussion. I need to say it's mostly distracting others from work than solving anything, because after repeated explanation, these users fail to comply with basic principles like NPOV and encyclopedic content and want to discuss them instead. Thus, wikipedians either lose time discussing or ignore the problem when it's not in their scope of interest. It's easy to say that we "need to be forceful...", but hard to practice, as wiki is a voluntary activity. The problem is there are too little people to complain and the majority won't understand the topic deeply enough to judge it. One solution I see is to insist strongly on Wikipedia:Verifiability but even then, interpretations and POV compilations are possible (and occur in this specific case). Moreover, verifiability will be difficult to enforce when majority of our countent is good but un supported by a trustworthy source. And someone discussing guidelines permanently seems like a doubtful reason to block. But then, we don't have much experience with blocking. ~~helix84 14:42, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
Perhaps a Cite sources policy would help if you don't already have that. If someone is just discussing policies and not be useful, it's possible they're trolling, so it might be to try and ignore them for a while if that's possible. Angela. 06:35, 30 March 2006 (UTC)
Thank you. Now I identified it more with trolling than ever before. It's a complex and probably specific problem and I'll be thinking about some solution. ~~helix84 10:59, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

Just to say hello[edit]

I just came to say hello, and thanks for helping me sometime back by giving advice about copyright problems of Mahuri. I had seen User:Angela/What Wikipedia is not earlier, and today I recorded my formal thanks there. Thanks again - let us continue to build the best encyclopedia of human history. --Bhadani 17:47, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

:) Angela.

respond to help desk question?[edit]

Hi - Can I interest you in responding to Wikipedia:Help_desk#Will It continue to be free ?? Seems like something you could authoritatively clarify. Thanks. -- Rick Block (talk) 02:43, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

I think you've already answered it. The GFDL means the content can never be made unfree. Angela. 04:23, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
I intended to draw a distinction between GFDL (which guarantees the content can never be made unfree, in the sense that anyone can copy it) from the potential that might eventually become a "pay" site. As far as I know, the board has no intention of ever turning into a pay site but I don't know if there is anything in the by-laws that would prevent it. I was hoping you could clarify that it is at least the board's current intent to keep permanently free (even though I'm not sure there can be any real guarantee about this). -- Rick Block (talk) 05:18, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
Ok. I'll add something to clarify. Angela. 06:11, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
Thanks! -- Rick Block (talk) 17:27, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Can you do me a favour please?[edit]

I am on wikibreak at the moment, because wikipedia stress should not be higher than real life stress. I will return soon and when I do, I no longer wish to have bureaucrat abilities on English Wikipedia. Could you please pass the message on to an appropriate developer that I wish to have these abilities revoked. I'm coming to you because I trust you, and because my previous experience of trying to contact developers has met with little success. Thank you. -- Francs2000 12:41, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Thank you, I knew I could rely on you! -- Francs2000 12:47, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Quick question[edit]

Angela, Could you quickly tell me the process to get agreement to use the Wikipedia logo (on a CD containing content from Wikipedia) Thanks --BozMotalk 17:57, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

You could try emailing There's no official process as such, but it should reach the right people there. Angela. 21:43, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
Thanks will do --BozMo

Pinned down by Google[edit]

Hi Angela,

I may not be submitting this request correctly; indeed, you may not be the right person to contact, but I'm a little frustrated and lost within the wikiworld.

When I began contributing to wikipedia my username was [something else], essentially a contraction of my real name. I eventually decided that this was undesireable for several reasons, and I requested to have my user name changed to "jayintheusa". This was done recently, but despite my requests, the old user page still exists and I don't know how to kill it off. Worse, that unloved page is the top hit on Google for [this name], followed closely by my request to change user names.

And now, I suppose this page will Googled too; building more and more [old name] content on Google, which is precisely what i'm trying to get rid off!

What can I do? Jayintheusa 18:22, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

I've replied at User talk:Jayintheusa and edited your comment above to remove the old name. Angela. 00:41, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Name change[edit]

Thanks for your help abot name change. Feel free to delete this when you read it, just didn't know where else to say thanks. Avraham 16:35, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Me too[edit]

Hi Angela, I'm finally convinced that Francs2000 had the right idea. I'm sick of the carping, sniping and lack of appreciation for trying to maintain some kind of dependable standard at RfA. Please remove my bureaucrat flag but leave my admin flag, since the tools are useful to me. I always liked editing better anyway. Best regards, Cecropia 08:54, 1 April 2006 (UTC)

I really hope you'll reconsider. I know you and I haven't always agreed but I value your judgement and I think Wikipedians, on the whole, do as well. If nothing else, just take a break from b-crat duties for awhile, and come back when the whole place falls apart without you. =) —Locke Coletc 09:19, 1 April 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the kind words, but I think it's time for as graceful an exit as possible. -- Cecropia 09:21, 1 April 2006 (UTC)


Hi, I edited an article on clubfoot in January and I have just noticed that you have reverted the changes I made. I felt the changes I made made the article more objective and less "promotional". Why were the changes I made edited out? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jayanthdoc (talkcontribs)

Which article are you talking about? I've never edited club foot or clubfoot. Someone else reverted an edit you made [4] because they thought it was a copyright violation. Perhaps you meant to ask EldKatt about this, not me? Angela. 03:23, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

A scholars' Wiki[edit]

Hi Angela, there has been a suggestion raised in the user group of SHARP - the Society for the History of Authorship, Readership,and Publishing, about the possibility of having a Wiki for scholars to post complete articles and books for criticisn, so by-passing the usual print route. Nothing we do now permits this, of course, but I am wondering if this this has been raised before. Maybe its something the Foundation could do. I recall reading a while back that we need to get more academics involved. See [5] for a blog from the guy who asked the question. Kind regards. Apwoolrich 19:34, 1 April 2006 (UTC)

Do you think that could fit in with Wikiversity? If not, there's also an Academic Publishing Wikia. Angela. 03:23, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
Many thanks for this.I have passed the word on Apwoolrich 07:04, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

Santa Barbara Wikimeetup[edit]

Hi Angela! Good to hear from you!

Do you know approximately what time of day you would be likely to be interested in the meetup? I'll add this as an open question on the meetup page. FYI, UCSB is about 15 km west of Santa Barbara proper, along the coast; if we are lucky enough to be able to get together during the day, there are lots of nice outdoor locations here. Looking forward to meeting you and the others (I'm yet to meet another Wikipedian "live" even though I've been with the project two years now ... ) Antandrus (talk) 15:22, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

Ah, excellent; you're right downtown at the harbor, i.e. Stearns Wharf (in the tourist quarter); there's lots of good places to eat and chat around there. If you are tired and jet-lagged, maybe we should do something near where you are staying. Hopefully a few more people will respond. Looking forward to meeting you! Antandrus (talk) 04:12, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

UCSB meetup[edit]

Thanks for the notice! I can't make it but will be thinking of y'all. Happy trails... Her Pegship 16:20, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

Pashto Wikipedia[edit]

Pashto Wikipedia

Hi Angela!

would you mind helping me in changing the template of Pashto Wikipedia From English into Pashto.

I am have already translated the Language file, but i dont know how i can get it installed?

Please help me or guide me to the right person, whome i can contact.

Thank You Ahmad Najib Biabani

If you're an admin on that wiki, the easiest way is to edit the MediaWiki namespace at ps:Special:Allmessages. You need a developer to upload the language file, so this is a more complicated option, and one which can often take a long time. The first step is to make a diff of it and submit it to mediazilla:. Angela. 05:37, 4 April 2006 (UTC)


Respected Madam,

This is with reference to the current Wikipedia Logo. The leftmost jigsaw piece along the equator of the globe in the image has text written in Hindi. However the way it appears in the logo, it seems that it was created on a software that did not have Indic Language Support. Hence, what should be Correct hindi vi.png appears as 20px. It is our request to change it as soon as possible to Correct hindi vi.png so that is consistant with the Hindi language and thus free of defects. Please refer Wikipedia:Enabling complex text support for Indic scripts for reference.


  1. -Ambuj Saxena (talk)
  2. -Bhadani 17:25, 31 March 2006 (UTC)
  3. -deeptrivia (talk) 18:09, 31 March 2006 (UTC)
  4. -PlaneMad 18:11, 31 March 2006 (UTC)
  5. --Blacksun 02:25, 1 April 2006 (UTC)
  6. Nightstallion (?) Seen this already? 08:01, 1 April 2006 (UTC)

The original petition can be found at User:Ambuj.Saxena/Wikipedia-logo. Feel free to contact me or any of the signatories for clarifications.


-Ambuj Saxena (talk) 14:26, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

Copy to:Anthere

I completely support this. That character has been a joke for too long. It's going to be very hard to make it change everywhere, but we may as well update the official copy as soon as possible. One of the quiz questions I wrote for Wikimania was related to that backwards character. I was surprised how few people knew about it. Hopefully your petition will change that. Angela. 14:52, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for your support. -Ambuj Saxena (talk) 15:46, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

English Wikipedia CD[edit]

No reply to the email so have put our Wikipedia CD selection up at without the logo. This is available for free on CD and is aimed at UK schools as mentioned. --BozMo[[user_talk:BozMo|talk]] 23:26, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

Pashto Wikipedia[edit]

Hi Angela!

I know your a developer. Thats why i am contacting you again.

Now i have ready the language file of Pashto Template ready. I can send it to you if you could provide me with an email address.

I am not the Admin of Pashto Wiki. thats why i cant follow the instructions you mentioned.

But if you provide me with an email i will send it right away and then you can upload and install it the way you do it.

I hope that you come up with a sort of solution.

Ahmad Najib Biabani

I'm not a developer. I've not had Wikimedia erver access for at least a year now, and since CVS because SVN, I don't even have that. The only thing you can do is put the language file in MediaZilla: where someone who really is a developer will be able to help you. Angela. 03:36, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

Pashto Wikipedia[edit]

Hi Angela

OR if you could make me admin on Pashto Wikipedia, then as you have explained, it is quite easy.

well find a proper solution to this.

One thing else i wanna tell you is that The text that says (Wikipedia, the Free encyclopedia) is not translated right in Pashto wikipedia.

The right translation would be پښتو ويکيپېډيا، يو وړيا پوهنغونډ، if the word free means not have to pay money for the use of its contents. But if the word free means independent here then the right translation would be پښتو ويکيپېډيا، يو خپلواک پوهنغونډ.

well i had to mention this cause the existing moto under the logo is not translated in correct Pashto.


Please put a link to the Pashto admin page and a link to your username on meta:requests for permissions. I can't make you an admin without knowing your username or whether this has been voted on on that wiki. Angela. 03:36, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

Bureaucrat list[edit]

Good day, your wonderfulness! </suckup> :-p

Ilyanep mentioned on the talk page of RfA the idea of a bureaucrat-only mailing list, for discussion of controversial promotions and other internal-bureaucrat issues; I strongly support such an idea, and thought I'd bring it up to you and see if you had any advice on how to go about getting such a list approved. Advice?

<backs away bowing> Essjay TalkContact 10:13, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

I replied on talk:rfa. Angela. 06:47, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

Pashto Wikipedia[edit]

Hi Angela!

here is my username and other information that you requested for.

I request sysop access on Pashto Wikipedia:

Thank you. 14:00, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

You are now an admin there, but the link you gave to ps:Project:Wikipedia is blank. Please make a page about admins on that wiki and link to it from meta:Requests for permissions. Angela. 06:47, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

Ko Wiktionary[edit]

Hello Angela,

I've seen that the system-messages on the Ko Wiktionary works very loose. The sidebar shows not the modified version, but the old and unsuitable version. I don't know why such odd problem happens often. --아흔(A-heun) 15:38, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

I've replied on your talk page there. Angela. 16:11, 6 April 2006 (UTC)
It works now surprisingly correct after your message! Thank you. --아흔(A-heun) 16:37, 6 April 2006 (UTC)
Hello Angela, I've read a Bug-report on this problem. Have you been already imformed of it? -- 아흔(A-heun) 07:49, 14 April 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the link. I hadn't seen it. I've just added a note there that the same thing is happening on Ko Wiktionary. Angela. 08:02, 14 April 2006 (UTC)

Esperanza Newsletter, Issue #2[edit]


I'd prefer a link to this rather than the whole thing here. Angela. 08:42, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

Pashto Wikipedia[edit]

Thank you Angela for some help.


Hi Angela. The Wikia page, to which Wikiasari currently redirects, says "Wikiasari was a project run by Wales which attempted to create a copyleft search engine. The Wikiasari project used to be called Wikia." This strongly insinuates that Wikiasari is dead. However, the Search Wikia still exists. As a matter of fact, I have recently been updating some redirects there to fix broken links to a Wikia: namespace which is now the Search: namespace. Sadly, the Wikiasari software seems to have disappeared from SourceForge. I like the idea of a search engine whose database can be freely created/updated. Please tell me this project hasn't been abandoned? Is the Wikiasari source code available somewhere? Thanks. Charm © 08:02, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

The search engine doesn't exist at all and it was never on sourceforge (there was a blank page there in case it was ever finished and got that far, but it didn't). That Wikia:search link is just a wiki about search engines with old junk about "wikiasari" (a made up name that was never really used) that should be deleted now. Neither the project nor the software exist, and I don't believe they ever will since this it wasn't a sensible approach to creating a search engine/directory/whatever. Try social bookmarking instead since that's closer to what Wikiasari should have been than any actual search engine. Angela. 08:34, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for the response. Perhaps all traces of it are lost; however, at some point in time actual software did exist. Jimmy Wales wrote it himself, originally (July 2001) calling it 3apes, added a lot of URLs to it, started a Yahoo! Groups list for it, then migrated it into the original "Wikia" effective March 2, 2004. Wikia:Search indicates that (as of December 27, 2004) there were 300,367 sites in the database. The software, or a front end to it anyway, was written in PHP based on the links on the Wikia that apparently used to interface with the database. There are also pages at Wikia:Search:Search:Working and Wikia:Search:User:Angela/Pre-launch thoughts indicating that work on the software (a Beta version) was under way.

Maybe I'm crazy, but I'm not completely ready to give up on this project yet. I wish I knew what ever happened to the beta software and the database, if there is any other information you could possibly share. Also, I would appreciate if you would consider sharing the admin password to the mailing list with me. If so, please let me know so we can work out a secure channel. Sannse has made me a sysop on the Wikia.

Thank you. Charm © 08:12, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

3apes was a different site with different software. I don't really know anythingg about that. It was sut down when "wikiasari" came along, though might not have actually been taken offline completely. You'd need to ask Jimmy if anything exists from that since it predates my involvement.
The only reason there were 300,367 sites in wikiasari is becasue all links from Wikipedia were imported to it. There were very few other URLs.
You could also try contacting Jasonr about what happened to the beta software and the database, but I doubt it's a useful starting point to anything.
Why would you need the admin password to the mailing list? It isn't in use for anything.
Please note that the broken wiki at is going to be removed to become an actual about search rather than containing historical info about this broken software. I asked Jason to archive it months ago but that hasn't been done yet.
Angela. 08:38, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

Thank you again for responding, although I must say I find your responses rather discouraging; especially your calling it "old junk" and stating that the Wikia "is going to be removed" as a matter of pre-determined fact, which has not been announced anywhere on the Search Wikia to give others who may be watching it (although obviously not contributing) an opportunity to say "Wait, I don't want this to be removed."

My intention was to clean up the existing Wikia, then try to generate discussion about its future. My inquiries about the software and database are to ensure they are available in case the consensus decision is to put it to some sort of use. I don't presume to know ahead-of-time what any consensus would be -- I'm just trying to "keep the options open", and arrange for the software and database to be preserved while they still exist, if it's not already too late, until a community decision is reached regarding what to do with them.

I'm not aware what Wikia's policies are regarding removal of an individual Wikia (such as minimum number of active users, minimum edits/month, notice-of-pending-removal requirements, and so on); I would have to go to Wikia's Help and look around, which I am not going to do tonight because I require sleep. I guess my next step will be to try to make copies of whatever I can very soon, before it's archived by Jason and no longer available. Then I will try to clean it up the best I can so it's at least internally coherent, then see if I can generate some interest. I'll do as much as I can until either I get tired of it, or Wikia takes it away, whichever comes first.

I guess as one final task before I go to bed, I will create some sort of announcement on the Search Wikia of a possible pending removal.

Thanks again for your time, I hope you aren't 100% angry at me for "wasting" some of it -- maybe at least only 95% angry? ;)

By the way, the interest in the admin password for the mailing list was the same as my interest in cleaning up the Wikia -- setting things up to possibly start being used again. If you prefer not to share it with me, that is okay; I will just either use the mailing list with it's current settings, or go on using whatever other resources there are without it.

Thanks again. Charm © 09:39, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

That wiki isn't what was wikiasari. That was just a wiki about the project, which doesn't exist anymore. The actual URLs were in a completely different software, that wasn't related to the wiki, and was never finished. I don't know what it is you're trying to hang on to on the wiki, but it seems largely irrelvant to anything useful. If you want the content of the database (not the wiki), get a dump of the links in Wikipedia, since that's largely all it ever was. The search wiki is about search, not about some old dead project. No one was ever involved in it, so there's no community to tell about the fact a wiki relating to that prject is being archived. You seem to be confusing that wiki with wikiasari. Angela. 09:45, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

But the Search Wikia is about the old dead project. Maybe you don't want it to be, and maybe it won't be for long, but as of right now that is exactly what that Wikia is about. I have generated a discussion page here. I'm too tired to make any other comments tonight. Thank you. Charm © 09:59, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

Logo permissions[edit]

Someone wrote to OTRS asking for permission to use our logos, apparently for a CD-ROM version of Wikipedia. Do we have any sort of policy on that? I'm assuming that the answer is "no," though perhaps, like project Gutenberg, we would find it worthwhile to let people use our identity when distributing unaltered copies of our stuff. The Uninvited Co., Inc. 16:26, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

There is no policy yet. It's supposed to be something the trademarks committee are working on, but I've seen no progress on this so far. Angela. 17:08, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

We need a hero[edit]

Hello Angela. I am Sebastian, -- The Rain Man, from Germany. Doing hard work for the German Wikipedia, I see my Ideals and moral attitudes being crashed. Here are things going on, that hurt elementary principles of working together on a growing project. At the moment, I am facing several administrators doing anything to destroy an article I have written as fast as they can, including to break several rules applying for deletion. The thing here is, that we have an organized system of administrators who tend that strongly to deletionism, that It is hard to say if one can still call it just deletionism. Among these German Sysops, I have seen only deletionists so far. They seem to take control over the pages in a way that is incredible. They created a logo called "Adminpedia" that tells "We eliminate the knowledge of mankind - yours to. Relevance is relative". They rule. No Inclusionist can become administrators here. Hardly anybody dares to speak against their actions. In the case of the page I have worked out, it goes so far, that already a non-privilleged user I know, wrote me via email that he likes the page and my work, but he would rather speak against it at the talk about deletion. Because he is afraid to get some kind of difficulties. And yesterday, a new Wikipedia-Member called Brandy123 spoke for the article in the talk. Today she posted, that she was logged for some time. As the opponent part has a lack of reasonable arguments, they claim missing neutrally. But before I begann to work out the article, I knew critics could come out especially with that issue, because of my personal background. So I wrote the article in an absolute neutral version. And I am able to do that, despite they have to say something diffrent to reach their goal. Of course I told that in the talk, but they Ignore nearby all pro-arguments anyway. It is a farce. As the talk started on saturday, I begann to bring up my arguments, and of course, to answer their critics. Some mixed statements and some pro-statments from new members were done. The discussion really got going. I made several offers for a cooperation; for example to join a review lead by some experts on that special subject. I am just for no Information being deleted, because all Information contained is neccessarry to see through that matter. And I am for nothing to be falsified or overweighted. The article contains pictures they don't accept. Though I see them justified to illustrate the meanings, I always agreed to accept alternative ones, if presented by someone. But of course no one did or said he would do.

Meanwhile, that talk lasting for two days now has become very long. Today I clarified that the step to initialize the deletion process was a clear violation of the rules in that form, and that it must be invalid. I showed up the two violations. They just continued to vote down the article repeating the same empty phrases, revealing again that they have't even read the article or not more than the introduction. Some, of course administrators, already say it has to be deleted - now. Ignoring the rule, that every page has to be on that talk for at least seven days. Nobody here can do anything against that game. We need a hero for us, to be on our side. And if you just wrote a short english comment in the deletion talk, just as a user, if you think the topic is interesting enough to be worth an own page. That would help. If you are interestet about the topic of the page to be deleted and in what was going on here, here is a link to Jimbo Wales' User talk. There I presented the case on saturday evening: Topic 115 - Hello from Germany There you find links to several pages to see what's going on.

I guess, these German administrators are clever in positioning themselves as brilliant community-workers and presenting they were doing things very correct. And they hold together. That's what makes them so important here. They do a lot of work. But in my view, they do the wrong thing. If you have any questions to me on that matter, of course I'll answer you as soon as I get the message. And I hope you will not get a too bad impression of Germany. Actually it is a beautiful country. Thank you for reading this, and kindest regards from Munich! Sebastian -- The Rain Man 20:43, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

What exactly are you asking me to do? Angela. 08:38, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for answering. The situation here has changed, because a professor has offered his help. It is still not clear, if the article will stay, but it seems likely. Probably, it will be shortened to a third. The thing here is, our administrators only listen to certain people. Beyond, they don't respect anything, even not the rules. They respect that professor, and, of course, they would respect you. So you could remember them, that administrators should encourage and advise other members instead of trampling on them. -- The Rain Man 16:59, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

Problematic Wikipedia[edit]

Hi Angela, As you know it's impossible to control the content of local wikis due to language barrier but I beleive if some blatant malicious moves are found we should react. I would like to inform you about the missuse of one wikipedia - Albanian. Even though my knowledge of Albanian is minimal I have noticed many factual errors on this wikipedia. The article about the city of "Uroševac/Ferizaj" (named Urosevac on English wikipedia) on that Wikipedia is named "Ferizaj" only without mentioning name Urosevac in article. I have edited their article and put Serbian name of town into brackets so it was "Ferizaj (Urosevac)....". And now the problem - I was banned immediately and my edit was reverted. I beleive there is no place for someone's ill natured political complexes on Wikipedia.

Let's see Brussels article in French and Dutch wikipedias:

  • Bruxelles (Brussel en néerlandais, Brüssel en allemand, Brussels en anglais) .......
  • Brussel (Frans: Bruxelles – Duits: Brüssel – Engels: Brussels) .....

Why can`t articles on dual named cities on Kosovo have the same level of neutrality and tolerance?

I expect you to react on this case as noone else can control admins who ban users that are trying to make NPOV edits behind the local languages

Thank you Avala 21:26, 10 April 2006 (UTC)


Are you still blocked? Have you tried to discuss the issue on that wiki? Angela. 08:38, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

It seems it was a 24h ban so I will try to add that content once more to see if it will repeat. I don`t speak Albanian so I am not sure where I would discuss this problem and I am not sure with whom if their admin is this untolerant and nationalistic. I will let you know what happened.Avala 18:19, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

OK I have edited like I said and it was reverted in matter of minutes but then I tried to talk with the user who reverted me. He says Albanian wikipedia is Albanian only and that Serbian name doesn`t have a meaning in Albanian language and that I should read historical books on Albanian tolerance but that's not the issue here. There is another user who stated in English that article should have both names like I proposed but after that they continued to discuss this matter in Albanian. Well at least I was not banned this time.Avala 10:06, 14 April 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Fair use criteria/Amendment[edit]

How do I kick off the vote? Still confused about this :( - Ta bu shi da yu 04:04, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Voting policy draft#Creating a survey might help. Angela. 08:38, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

Could you please have a look at Wikipedia:Changing username?[edit]

Thank you.

What exactly needs looking at on that page. There seem to be plenty of bureaucrats active there already. Angela. 08:38, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

SGpedians Meetup (wrong date)[edit]

Is it in June, or July? You said Saturday the 22nd, but that's not stated there in the calendar page of June. I checked, and yes, you might mean July, instead. Do leave a messgae on the page, as I'm a little confused now...:)-- 说!贡献 Chat with Tdxiang on IRC! 03:08, 14 April 2006 (UTC)

I meant the 22nd, but I didn't mean Saturday. I'll fix my comment at Wikipedia talk:SGpedians' notice board/Meetup. Angela. 04:06, 14 April 2006 (UTC)


Hi! I noticed that you deal with renaming the user pages and I would ask you if you can help me (or advise me). Namely, I'm the user that was formerly known as Bitola, but, I decided to change my user name and created a new account MatriX. I didn't know until now that I can make a request for username change, so I'm asking if you can help me (if it is possible at all) to add the contributions that I've done under user:Bitola to the new account. Also, I would like my previous account to be deleted. Please do that if you can or advise me what should I do. MatriX 15:33, 15 April 2006 (UTC)

I can't rename you to something that already exists and I can't merge edits between two accounts. You used to be able to request this at Wikipedia:Changing attribution for an edit but no one with server access is currently dealing with that page, so the service has been suspended. Angela. 02:13, 16 April 2006 (UTC)
Then I guess we have no other option than deleting the new account MatriX (anyway I have very little contributions under that account and I also have a copy of all relevant data) and renaming the old one Bitola to MatriX. I hope you will be able to do that. (The last resort would be to rename Bitola to a completely new user name, for example Matriks and delete MatriX, but, if it is possible, I would prefer the first option). However, I really appreciate your time and I'm sorry for bothering you with this... MatriX 16:01, 16 April 2006 (UTC)
Please see Wikipedia:Account deletion. Accounts can't be renamed. Angela. 00:45, 17 April 2006 (UTC)
Ok then, I would agree that the best solution at the moment is to keep the things as they are now (having a new account and redirecting the previous one to the new one). Thanks MatriX 11:24, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Renaming request[edit]

Hi Angela, since you're a bureaucrat, would you like to change my name into "Steinbach"? Just a matter of consistency: I have entirely too many user names on different Wikipedias. Just check the interwikis in the margin at my user page. It would be much clearer for people who are unfamiliar with me if I had only one user name. Thanks in advance! Caesarion 20:30, 15 April 2006 (UTC)

Done. Angela. 02:13, 16 April 2006 (UTC)
Thanks a lot! Steinbach (fka Caesarion) 11:46, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

Anti-spam images[edit]

Hello. Sorry to bother you - I know you're always busy. When I try to register on the st WP on my phone I get a form saying that I need to type what I see in a certain picture; however, I can't see a picture. When I try to register on Wikitionary I get a similar form only this time it says that it can't show the image since my cookies are disabled. This is obviously false since I need cookies to log onto this WP. Is this a bug, or simply proof that I should get myself a real internet connection? Zyxoas (talk to me - I'll listen) 22:34, 15 April 2006 (UTC)

I don't know of a solution to that other than asking someone else to make the account for you. I can do that if you tell me which username you want and which email address to use. Angela. 02:13, 16 April 2006 (UTC)
I sent you an e-mail regarding my comment above (anti-spam images). Zyxoas (talk to me - I'll listen) 08:48, 16 April 2006 (UTC)
Wow! Thanks a lot! Of course, I needed an en Wikitionary account but don't worry about it. I'm very happy that I now have an st WP account since it was a bit stupid requesting adminship on a WP I didn't have an account on!
Now, if you would just tell me where I need to go to translate the system text and messages to Sesotho ("Search" to "Fuputsa" etc). Also, how do I get links to my other accounts on my User page's left side frame (Interwiki?)?
Happy Autumn! Zyxoas (talk to me - I'll listen) 18:11, 16 April 2006 (UTC)
I've made you an en.wiktionary account as well. You can apply for adminship at meta:requests for permissions (though not on en since they have their own procedures) and then translate the messages linked from Special:Allmessages on the relevant wiki. Angela. 00:54, 17 April 2006 (UTC)

Hello. Me again. I know that for adminship I need to go to Request for Permissions and go through a bunch of procedures, but I'd rather not (I'm sure that by now you know my predicament). I started a local RfA page at st:Wikipedia:Ba kopang Bolaodi (I basically have to invent new terminology for an entire Wikipedia!) Is it absolutely impossible for you to unilaterally grant me adminship (bolaodi - the power to direct) immediately? Do I have to jump through hoops for a no-brainer? Zyxoas (talk to me - I'll listen) 13:13, 17 April 2006 (UTC)

It's not jumping through hoops. Requests are made there for a reason - so we have a public record of who was made an admin and why, and so we have a list of all RfA pages. It's just a case of copying the template and editing one page. Angela. 04:00, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Right. If I were to try and edit a large page like that no my phone... I would get permanently banned, since it would deleteeverything on the page (have a look @ my edit history - I mostly advise other users...)
How's this:
I request sysop access on the Sesotho Wikipedia:

If you're still not convinced I'll ask someone else to add it to RfP for me Zyxoas (talk to me - I'll listen) 07:02, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Ok. This is done now. Angela. 01:34, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

Simple Wikipedia[edit]

I bestow the PSI Award to polite, courteous, and helpful users. It is to be used in good mental health!

Thanks for your help on Simple Wikipedia.

-- Psy guy Talk 07:44, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

User Akshay[edit]

We are a group of film students who like to see more information about this film maker who is creating alot of talk with his new screen play "Vicharana" or "Cross Examination". —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

I don't really understand what you're asking me. The heading says User Akshay, so do you mean User:Aakkshay or are you talking about the article Akshay? I know nothing of this person (or people if they're different), so I don't have any information to give you. Angela. 12:45, 16 April 2006 (UTC)
  • I received a different message from this person:

== can you unflag user akshay ==

Akshay plays a key role in Malayalam film industry. He is a young and vibrant film maker. Three of his posting done by our team (we are film students) have been taken out... HELP US!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 09:14, 16 April 2006

Maybe we can piece together what it means? -- Psy guy Talk 17:09, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

Do they perhaps mean remove the cleanup tag from that article? Angela. 00:54, 17 April 2006 (UTC)

Happy Spring celebration / Easter (as your preferences and beliefs dictate)[edit]

Here's hoping that if the bunny leaves you any beans they're this kind! ++Lar: t/c 15:26, 16 April 2006 (UTC)
Thanks! I love Jelly Bellies. :) Angela. 00:54, 17 April 2006 (UTC)

Happy Easter[edit]

Moe is here to say Happy Easter! -- Moe ε 17:53, 16 April 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. That's a very cute picture. :) Angela. 00:54, 17 April 2006 (UTC)

Name change[edit]

Hello Angela. I am requesting a username change. For some reason my user name is Kilburnhall when it should be Kilburn Hall. I wish to have it corrected for people trying to locate information about me doing a Google search or search on Wikipedia. Thanks ever for your help in changing my username to Kilburn Hall. By the way, your photo is stunning. 20:31, 18 April 2006 (UTC)Kilburn Hall

You need to log in as Kilburnhall before requesting a name change to prove you are that user. However, the name "Kilburn Hall" is already taken. If there's something else you want to be named, please see Changing username for instructions. Angela. 01:34, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

A t'ousand t'ank you's, ma'am Beesly![edit]

Thanks a lot!!! Now, to the drawing board! I fear that if I translate everything to Sesotho it would make it even more moribund - but it has to be done, eventually. I realised yesterday that it would be easier to translate the Simplified English Wikipedia system messages since they are less idiomatic and that's the biggest problem in translation. Once again, thank you. Zyxoas (talk to me - I'll listen) 07:45, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

Image question[edit]

Angela, could you help me with this image Image:VEP_Sign_Waterloo.jpg please?, I've recieved permission from the creator via e-mail (if you wish I will send you a copy), but I'm not sure of the status, and while you donate your time to this sector of WP, I was wondering could you give me the idea of its status, thanks Danny 11:47, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

I've replied on your talk page. Angela. 11:53, 20 April 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply, have you had any advances on this, just out of intrest. DannyM 19:40, 5 May 2006 (UTC)
Sorry - I forgot to follow up on this (and I especially didn't archive this message to try and make me remember). I'll email the copyright holder now to confirm he's ok with it being released under the GFDL. Angela. 13:03, 6 May 2006 (UTC)


did this [6] just happen or does my bot, which just got its flag yesterday, have to get another flag? ILovEPlankton 02:48, 22 April 2006 (UTC)

The flag is the same as it always was. All that's changed is that bureaucrats can now set that flag, whereas it used to require a steward. Angela. 05:21, 22 April 2006 (UTC)

Permission archive question[edit]

Hi Angela,

Do you happen to know if the archive for copyright permission is private or not?

I have successfully asked a fan site for a license to an image. Wikipedia:Successful requests for permission suggests me emailing a certain address, when I get permission, for a permanent archive. Is the permanent archive public or confidential? Are email addresses protected from spamming? I tried the talk page with no reply, and at Wikipedia:Help_desk#Copyright_permission_archive I got a reply from Mailer Diablo saying that I should ask a foundation member. Would you know the answer or someone I should ask? Thanks, Andjam 02:57, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

It's private. Only people with access to OTRS can read it. There's a list of who those people are on the meta:OTRS page. (I've copied my reply to Wikipedia talk:Successful requests for permission). Angela. 03:27, 23 April 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. Andjam 03:50, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

Old Skool Esperanzial note[edit]

Since this isn't the result of an AC meeting, I have decided to go Old Skool. This note is to remind you that the elections are taking place now and will end at 23:50 UTC on 2006-04-29. Please vote here. Thanks. --Celestianpower háblame 20:42, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

Catalan Wikipedia[edit]

I talk to you in this page because I presume that you will not read your catalan talk page. Some months ago, the .cat domain was approved. It is the first Internet domain given to an specific culture and not to a country. We think that it would be somethingh very good for Catalan Wikipedia to have a catalan domain such as Would it be possible that Wikimedia Foundation requested it in representation of Catalan Wikipedia or we have to create a local Wikimedia chapter??--SMP - talk page (en) - talk page (ca) 14:12, 24 April 2006 (UTC)
PS:Sorry about my English.

The trademarks committee are now handling domain issues, so I've forwarded your mail to Soufron and the rest of the committee. I'll let you know if they reply. Angela. 08:25, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
Here's Soufron's response via email:
This is a very good idea, and the Foundation will register this domain name in the very near future. Would you agree to stay in touch in case we need someone in-house to take care of some details? We would certainly appreciate if you could suggest us a list of domain names that could be of similar use in the future. Best regards, Jean-Baptiste Soufron
Angela. 12:32, 4 May 2006 (UTC)
Thank you very much, Angela. He says that I have to talk with him. Should I talk about it in his french user talk page or with an email?--SMP - talk page (en) - talk page (ca) 20:01, 4 May 2006 (UTC)
Probably by email (soufron at would be best. Angela. 03:04, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

Regarding links to pages in other languages[edit]

Hello, Angie! I've been systemically vandalising the st Wikipedia today, a penny for your thoughts? Also, when I put a link to st:User:Zyxoas at the bottom of my English user page it says "Other languages seSotho" instead of "Sesotho", where can I go to change this? Zyxoas (talk to me - I'll listen) 16:27, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

I'll reply at st. Angela. 08:25, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

I would like my account permanently deleted.[edit]

I have been stalked by some "editors" and since I asked for the account ot be deleted (and was assured it had been) the account has been used to make edits which are nothing to do with me - in my user history the edits April 20th and 23rd are NOT by me. Yesterday someone, mysetrisouly asked for my user page to be unprotected - why would that be - except, of course, that they had previosuly been involved in vandalsim to my user page user: Deskana but let off by a group of his editing mates. I wish the account permanently deleted and removed please. How do I do it? I don;t want to use it but, more importantly, I don;t want anyone else to be able to use it and that's what has been happening. Robsteadman 19:25, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

Hi, Angela. Regarding this request, please see here. Cheers. AnnH 21:22, 24 April 2006 (UTC)
As explained at WP:AN/I, there is no account deletion. (thanks for the link Ann). Angela. 08:25, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

It was a joke![edit]

Hey! I was making a joke about the vandalising! You did check my edit history, right? I spent a couple of hours translating some system messages, thus the Wikipedia looks a little different... If you (for some arcane reason) still think I shouldn't be an admin then I won't fight you - I don't want to have to be @ your mercy. Have a cup of WP:TEA and think about it; then go "ha ha, I almost thought you were serious, for a second!". Shall I continue translating? Zyxoas (talk to me - I'll listen) 16:17, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

Just a little character reference for Zyxoas; I've had good interactions with him, and I checked his contribs at st: and they do all seem to be legit (I don't know Sesotho but it does really look like all he was doing was translating). I understand that joking about vandalizing a little-monitored Wiki is a bit like joking about bombs at airport security, but maybe his sentence of de-sysopping can be reduced to time served? Angr (talkcontribs) 07:26, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

Ok'll. I undo the revert, but please don't make jokes like that. Wiki vandalism isn't funny, and in a lanuage very few Wikipedians speak and therefore can't tell whether or not your edits are subtle vandalism, is going to be taken seriously. Angela. 11:12, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

{{CURRENTTIME}} to CET[edit]

Hi! Please, could you tell me what variable should I use for getting CURRENTTIME in Central European Time ( ... CEST)? Is it possible? Thanx. Gubbubu 19:41, 25 April 2006 (UTC) (2006. április 25., 21:41 (CEST))

To be more concrete, I would like to use it in my sign: Gubb - Talk - 2019. 21 April - 16:20.

I don't know if it's possible. You coud maybe do something like that with ParserFunctions, but I don't recommend it since it'll just be confusing to people who don't know what time that is. Angela. 11:10, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

In HuWiki everybody uses CEST, but I don't know, how UTC dates are converted to CEST there (I think with the help of Subst expression, but don't sure). The problem is that if I use CURRENTTIME it doesn't been converted to CEST. (but if I use ~~~~, it is converted). Gubb     2006. April 27 14:39 (CEST).

They're not using templates for that. The wiki itself is set to use that timezone. This is something that only m:developers can change. Angela.

Re the whole de-bureaucrating thing[edit]

Hi, I never came to thank you for the message you left for me a month ago when I stepped down from being a bureaucrat. Thank you for the things you said, it's good to know there are still plenty of good people about in this project. I do not see myself standing for bureaucrat again anytime soon though who knows what the future may bring! Thank you once again. -- Francs2000 09:38, 29 April 2006 (UTC)


Hi Angela! While going through my logs, I came across this: 00:10, October 29, 2005 Nichalp set rights for "User:User:Sfoskett" (+sysop) When I sysopped him with the above string, it didn't give me an error saying that the user did not exist.

What I'm concerned about is if another user creates a username such as "User:Sfoskett", will he get autosysopped? PS. Please de-sysop the account nevertheless. Regards, =Nichalp «Talk»=

Hold on, let me experiment. If this turns out to be true, I'll of course change it into a random password and throw away the key. Elle vécut heureuse à jamais (Be eudaimonic!) 19:21, 29 April 2006 (UTC)
Someone already registered the account? Oh dear. Elle vécut heureuse à jamais (Be eudaimonic!) 19:24, 29 April 2006 (UTC)
You can't sysop a user that doesn't exist. It might not give you an error message, but nothing will happen, so later creating the account won't give that user admin rights. Angela. 04:25, 30 April 2006 (UTC)
Thanks =Nichalp «Talk»= 06:32, 30 April 2006 (UTC)

Help with copyright tags[edit]

Hi, I'm still on my first contributtion to Wikipedia and I need some help with some copyright tag selection, please. The article under construction can be found at "Skaggs Family". There are three categories of image sources there and I think I've only decoded one tag so far; and it doesn't seem appropriate for what I'm trying to do. Taking this case first: I have a physical letter from the publisher of a report granting me permission to put 4 images on Wikipedia. It seems, however, that the {copyright} tag, which appears appropriate for this category, doesn't enable me to implement this permission(???)

The other sources fall into websites and newpapers. The websites are from Safeways, a Skaggs Health Center site that acknowledges the Skaggs couple who set up the Center, and a site that covers the history of grocery stores, called groceteria. I have contacted the latter one to gain permission to use 3 images from there.

The images from newspapers involve one set of two from the early 1900s and one from the LA Times in 1988. Please help me find the the appropriate tags for the websites and newspaper sources and also please help me understand why I can't use the copyrighted material when I hold a letter giving permission to use the 4 images in Wikipedia only. My user name is Don Nielson but I'm new to this world so hope that lets you reach me. Thanks, Angela. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Don Nielson (talkcontribs) .

Replied at User talk:Don Nielson#Help with copyright tags. Angela. 04:25, 30 April 2006 (UTC)

Auckland meetup[edit]

Just to let you know that a meetup is planned in Auckland for the 25th of June (see Wikipedia:Meetup/Auckland for more details), and that you are cordially invited. GeorgeStepanek\talk 00:13, 30 April 2006 (UTC)

I'd love to go. Sadly, this continent hasn't yet heard of cheap airlines, so I doubt I will be there. Angela. 04:25, 30 April 2006 (UTC)
Out of curiosity, what would you regard as a cheap airline? I think that (apart from fuel) there are more cheap flights now than before the advent of Virgin Blue. (And if you wanted a cheap airline, at one stage Ansett airlines was on sale for only one dollar!) Andjam 12:49, 4 May 2006 (UTC)
Virgin Blue is quoting me AU$900.75 for a return trip to Auckland. Ryanair is currently offering flights all over Europe for 14p. Angela. 14:33, 4 May 2006 (UTC)


Accessibility links[edit]

See MediaWiki:Tog-showjumplinks. I would like to ask, what does it mean "accessibility link"? Gubb     2006. April 30 09:23 (CEST) 09:23, 30 April 2006 (UTC)

It provides a link on the page that lets you jump to the navigation and search section, which is useful if you're using a text-only browser or have a different skin. See Main_Page&useskin=myskin for an example of the links. By the way, your signature makes it much harder to read a page diff. All I see is this junk and a meaningless timestamp:
<span style="background: #fff0e0;"><font color="red">♥</font><font color="white">♥</font><font color="green">♥</font>: [[User:Gubbubu|<font face="Lucida handwriting" color="green">Gubb</font>]] <font size="+1"> [[User_talk:Gubbubu| ✍]] </font>  </span><small> [[2006]]. [[April 30]] 09:23 [[:en:CEST|(CEST)]]</small> 09:23, 30 April 2006 (UTC)

This is Moe[edit]

Hello Angela, just thought I would let you know that I was leaving Wikipedia, but before I left, I finally got a picture of thyself of onto Wikipedia. (I know great timing for me to post a picture of myself, right?) This is my final gift to my friends. Later! PS. Try not to laugh to hard at my ugly mug ok? Moe ε 14:58, 30 April 2006 (UTC)


Hi Angela.How are you? My name is Aaron

Rap Star 05 16:18, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

Continued help with copyright tags[edit]

Angela, This continues an inquiry that you recently kindly answered about my use of images in an account of the Skaggs family. The source of several of the pictures, which had allowed use on Wikipedia, has not allowed them for unrestricted use so I have deleted the links in the text and will removed them altogether if you can please tell me how that is done. Second I have two categories remaining. First, those taken from a single source on the web, The owner of that site claims he has no authority to grant unrestricted use since he got them from a wide variety of unknown sources. Finally, the old (1915-19)newspaper images should be okay but what is the correct tag? Finally, it seems that, unless otherwise noted, newspaper images should be useable since I can't find any restrictions in the newspaper I have? The date is 1988. Are their any tags appropriate to newspapers? Sorry to be so dense. This is about over. Thanks, <user talk: Don Nielson>

US$100 laptop - help with image license[edit]

Hi Angela,

I have just come upon this article:

I would like to add the image that appears there to our $100 laptop article, but I have not found it on the OLPC website. Does that mean it was only given to If not, can you help me with the license? After a visit to the OLPC site I was quite lost :-/ Thanks a lot, Gennaro Prota 13:35, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

PS: I'm watching your talk page, so you can reply here. I think having conversations in one place always helps.

It may have been given only to that website. However, there are a number of pictures of the laptop on, and that wiki claims to be available under cc-by-sa, but I don't know how valid that is. You could try leaving a message for the uploader of the images there to check the images really are free. Angela. 16:40, 2 May 2006 (UTC)
Thanks Angela. But I was really really stupid :-( Here's the image on the Wikipedia servers:
Sorry, for the noise. I'll try disturbing you for something smarter in the future.
Hiding-my-head-under-the-sand-with-shame-ly yours,
Gennaro Prota 18:14, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

Regarding dashes in intervals (dates, page numbers)[edit]

There is currently a discussion in Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style (dates and numbers)#Birth–death regarding a proposal to use en-dashes (–) in intervals, such as dates and page numbers (e.g.: 1933–1951). You have previously expressed a preference, in Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style (dashes), for hyphens over dashes, but did not there explain your reasoning for that preference. One of the main objections to the use of en-dashes was that they were less easy to insert and cluttered the text, because at the time it required a &ndash; HTML entity. This is no longer the case, as the Unicode character – can be inserted from the bottom symbol "Insert:" box and that character does not clutter the text when editing an article. Another objection was that hyphens were much more common and therefore the standard that should be retained. If you would be so kind as to clarify your preference, to provide your considered opinion on this matter, and possibly contribute more to this discussion, it would be much appreciated. - Centrx 22:34, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

remove 2 deleted wikis[edit]

In this edit you left the summary "remove 2 deleted wikis", it looks to me that you deleted a lot more than you meant to, it hasn't been corrected by anyone, maybe you could evaluate it. thanks. Martin 13:40, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

Sorry! This is a bug. See MediaZilla:5643. I'll fix it now. Angela. 14:53, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

Supposed e-mail to Wikimedia Foundation[edit]

Hi Angela,

Could you possibly clarify a claim that's come up on User talk:Executor-usa? Specifically, this user claims that documents proving the bona fides of an entity calling itself the Office of International Treasury Control (OITC) "were sent to which is the parent of Wikipedia." Could you confirm (a) whether that address exists in the first place - I can't find it anywhere - and (b) whether it's received anything concerning the OITC? -- ChrisO 14:01, 7 May 2006 (UTC) doesn't exist. info-en does (see meta:OTRS). There is a mail about OITC, but it's full of attachments that I won't read. I'll mention it on #wikimedia-otrs on IRC to see if anyone there can help, but there's a backlog of 100 mails in that queue. Angela. 14:31, 7 May 2006 (UTC)
OK, thanks. If it's possible, I'd like to review the mail - I very much doubt that anyone reading the info-en mailbox is going to have any idea what it's about. Perhaps I can also take the opportunity to volunteer for the OTRS. :-) -- ChrisO 14:52, 7 May 2006 (UTC)
You should speak to Mindspillage or Sannse about that. Angela. 16:44, 13 May 2006 (UTC)


Hey Angela. I just noticed that we have the same sysopping date. I always thought that you had been editing for much much before me. That was kind of surprising :) — Ilyanep (Talk) 15:23, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

I'd been editing a little bit longer but I rememer you being on RfA at the same time as me. See [7]. Go back a few revisions and Anthere was on there too. :) Angela. 15:36, 7 May 2006 (UTC)
That's cool. What a trip down Memory Lane. — Ilyanep (Talk) 16:13, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Hello from Alex[edit]

Hi Angela,

I don't know if you remember me from a couple years ago, but I wanted to stop by and say hi. When I first came to wikipedia 3 or 4 years ago, you were the most helpful wikipedian I encountered. I was in High School at the time and was probably one of the more annoying users you've had to deal with (I always bugged you over IRC, asked for adminship, and always switched names and did other similarly irritating things). I apologize for that. I think my effect on Tim was more severe.

However, I left the Wikipedia 2 years ago to pursue my own internet endeavors. During the last 2 years, a lot has happened in my life. As you know, I have Asperger's Syndrome. In June of 2004, I started Wrong Planet, my own website for Asperger's Syndrome, which quickly became the largest online community for individuals with Asperger's and Autism.

Since the start of the site, I've appeared on Good Morning America, Fox News, and was recently featured by the Washington Post in December. This site is constantly growing and has recently started to become a very large community. I feel very happy to be able to touch so many people's lives.

In the late summer of 2004, I also became an official Gentoo Linux Developer, and helped code for that project. This position gave me full CVS read/write access to the Gentoo portage tree. I quickly realized how foolish I had been to want administrator access so vehemently as the power and prestige of a wikipedia administrator pales in comparison to that of a Gentoo Developer. What's ironic is that I never set out to become a developer with the Gentoo foundation. I just started contributing and was selected by another developer to join the team. In addition, once I became a developer I realized that I didn't care about "power" anymore. I just cared about having fun working on a collaborative project.

I'm now a Computer Science major at George Mason University. This summer, I was hired by AOL to work as a QA programmer for Core services at AOL HQ.

Anyway, the success of Wrong Planet has led me to start a wide variety of other web ventures, which includes, a site that gets 1500 unique visitors a day despite the fact that it was created only 2 months ago. I noticed that you've also become an internet entrepreneur and I think that's really awesome!

Anyway, I'd like to hear back from you to see how you're doing. I noticed you have moved to Australia with Tim. I'd like to congratulate you both on getting together. I also would like to make sure that everything is OK with Tim and me and you and me.

Thanks for taking the time to read this.

Warm Regards,

AlexPlank 17:22, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Alex Plank

de:Angela Beesley (VfD)[edit]

<snip copy of Löschkandidaten>

    • Ich versteh auch nicht, was das Foto hier soll. Zum Thema: meines Erachtens irrelevant, stimme Eliam und southpark zu, also löschen --torte Disk. - Bewerte mich! 20:35, 7. Mai 2006 (CEST)

from "" (contains Steschke´s first manipulation) (de:Benutzer:Steschke´s second manipulation)


Sorry, but some of them are huns, red huns. Ask Jimbo. Greetings 19:24, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

I don't understand... and it's not the language that's causing problems. Why on earth are you arguing about whether a photo should be on Löschkandidaten? It doesn't seem normal to me. Angela. 04:08, 8 May 2006 (UTC)
Sorry for this Angela. It was posted here by the permanently banned User de:Benutzer:Mutter Erde. Schönen Gruß --ST 08:45, 8 May 2006 (UTC) PS: Was macht dein Deutsch?
Well, I lived in Berlin for most of last year[8], but I don't actually claim to speak German. :) Angela. 11:17, 8 May 2006 (UTC)
"auf Angelas Wunsch aus en: übersetzt" ;-) --ST 19:02, 8 May 2006 (UTC)
Hi Angela,sorry , I can´t tell you, why Steschke has deleted your pic. But I can give you an url, where I have gathered some more huns:
And if you click here, you will find a big praise on Mutter Erde.(I was very touched).
Greetings from Berlin. Mutter Erde (that means: Mother Earth or so :-) 12:48, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

Esperanza Newsletter, Issue #3[edit]

<snip copy of newsletter>

Thanks. Angela. 04:08, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

Your Italian user page[edit]

Hi Angela,

I noticed that your Italian user page, though globally comprehensible, has several errors which prevent a full understanding of some sentences. Thus, to make you forgive me for the stupid question I asked a few days ago ;), I offer myself to improve the translation. I can't figure out what some parts, which I have reported here in bold and with a final question mark, were intended to say, though. If you tell me what the intended meaning was, in English, I'll translate it back into Italian. For the rest, I think the page can be reworded as follow (of course some links will not work here, but they will do on the Italian Wikipedia):

<snip copy of user page>

I hope this won't bother you. --Gennaro Prota(talk) 00:49, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

I'm happy for you to change it. The original is at meta but it might not be up to date. Let me know if there's anything on it that you want me to clarify. Angela. 04:08, 8 May 2006 (UTC)


I love my new sig but I am not allowed to have it. Help me? General Eisenhower 20px (talk of my war years) (talk here) (Help ME Improve) (war or Magic) 22:42, 8 May 2006 (UTC)


Hi, your comments are requested. Thanks - Taxman Talk 05:14, 9 May 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for reverting the recent vandalism on my user page. Much appreciated. Gwernol 13:56, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

Deny recognition poll[edit]

(Note that this is a form notification.)

Hello Angela. Since you commented on the Deny recognition proposal, this is to notify you that a formal poll has been opened concerning it. If it is accepted, it will be be used as a launching pad to amend other policies such as the deletion policy; that page itself will be marked as historical, not policy. Feel free to reread the proposal and place your vote. // [admin] Pathoschild (talk/map) 07:21, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

Ko Wikibooks[edit]

Hello Angela,

I think Ko project Wikibooks needs its own prefix in Korean. The prefix in Korean is 위키책: '위키' is a transcription of 'Wiki', and 'books' is translated into Korean '책'. Would you please arrange for changing?

I've been recently confronted with a upload problem. A lot of screenshots are uploaded on the Ko Wikibooks (see here). It's not clear that they belong to the category free-game-screenshot. I've managed the user should add the tag Ko 'Template:Game-screenshot'. -- 아흔(A-heun) 09:59, 12 May 2006 (UTC)

Sorry, but I can't change this. You need to find a developer to do it. Ading a request in MediaZilla: is the best way to do that. Angela.