User talk:ArnoldReinhold

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Vernam cipher[edit]

Moved to Talk:Vernam cipher

Multilicensing[edit]

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1460 redirect[edit]

Changing the redirect was a better fix. Thanks

Martin Meehan[edit]

Your return to the Martin Meehan discussion page and the one sentence matter would be appreciated.

TUSC token 7d41a0a631ba136cc7b630b8075bb5f4[edit]

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

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I am now owner of a TUSC account

Consider unblocking me or commenting my RFC/U[edit]

Dear ArnoldReinhold, excuse me for IP-based block evading at your page, but I've been left no choice to communicate with my fellow editors. I am going to ask you to consider unblocking me. I've been blocked for close to two years on a charge of sockpuppetry. I simply didn't do it. I cleanstarted (WP:CLEANSTART) for privacy reasons. You use your real name here and I suppose you're comfortable with that. At times online, I've come into contact with argumentative sorts, even "creepers," that are fond of Googling their adversaries and finding them on social networks and so forth, posting what they find to make their targets uncomfortable or perhaps embarrassed (say, by a picture from Facebook that was only intended for friends). You made a different call, but I wanted a Wikipedia account in which the snoopy sniffers could not so easily track me off Wikipedia. My former account was vulnerable to that, so that was why I switched to this: Colton Cosmic. Anyhow, Timotheus Canens without warning, diffs, or discussion, permanently blocked me as a sockpuppet. Somewhat insultingly I find, he merely gave me a link to "WP:ILLEGIT." After that what seems to me to be an immense volume of blockamaniacs started following me around, suspicion-mongering and haranguing and so forth. They sabotage any effort I make to be unblocked. Most recently at my RFC/U: [1]. That tells the whole long terrible story of Colton Cosmic, if you've got 15 minutes to spare. My long-time critics plastered a lot of negative comments there. Do not assess those "outside viewpoints" necessarily as people who routinely participate in RFC/Us, rather it is my habitual critics that watchlisted my talkpage over my objections and followed me to the RFC/U to criticize me some more.

Arnold, I don't know if it was actually what prompted Timotheus, but I did slip up on civility and say to Nomoskedasticity that he or she was a provocateur whose Wikipedia activity consisted of tattling on editors for this and that at WP:AN/ANI and racking up an high personal score of victims. While in substance I think there's some truth to that, there may or may not be another more constructive side to Nomo. and I shouldn't have spoken so sharply. Fair enough. But an instance of inordinately sharp criticism doesn't mean I should be blocked forever. Which was exactly what Wormthatturned told me in email, he said my remark showed conclusively that I am WP:NOTHERE "not here to build an encyclopedia." With no apparent consideration to my constructive edits and articles I created he seeks to distill my Wikipedia participation to a single edit where I stepped over WP:CIV line: [2] (the "provocateur" part). What's not evident there is the backstory: I had a couple days earlier read Youreallycan complain of being wikihounded by Nomo. for a time period of no less than two years, partly explained here: [3]. Youreallycan made a "please just leave me alone" plea that had a plaintive quality to it. And then there a day or whatever later, is Nomo. calling for Youreallycan to be blocked at WP:AN/ANI. I viewed myself, right or wrong, as confronting a cyberbully.

Anyhow, why'd I come to you? I picked a name randomly from the list of administrators, well I actually meant to pick one from under "B" but for some reason I clicked you. I then checked that you were recently active. That's about it. I did look at your homepage that you link, though perhaps we might have common interests but I didn't notice any. You're Jewish, I'm not. It seems like a fascinatingly complex religion to me. I get Hebrew National hotdogs, haha! I like kosher foods because to me that means "rules" and I like those that make the food I eat to have rules in preparing it. On a darker note for some reason I wanted several months ago to find out what a "mamzer" is, so I explored that aspect of Judaism briefly. I don't know if I care for the rules governing mamzers as much, they seem kind of harsh. What else? Your interests in old computers we sort of share. I am more interested in computers of the vintage where they resembled what they are today: computer, keyboard, and monitor. Atari 800 and so forth.

I'm running too long again. Sorry for putting all this verbiage on your talkpage. If you'll unblock me, great, but you'll get flak from those editors and administrators that view me as a menace. Honestly, they make me feel like Hannibal Lecter sometimes, and I'm like "why?" If defending me is too much of an undertaking, no offense taken of course, but do consider leaving a viewpoint at the RFC/U. This is Colton Cosmic.

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Formatting references[edit]

When you add a reference to an article, please take the time to fully format the reference using {{cite web}}, {{cite news}}, or a similar citation template. Just adding the bare url causes two problems. For one, it is not always clear to readers what the source actually is until they click the link; even if the site is clear from the url, other important information like the publication date is not shown. Secondly, Link rot is a big problem on Wikipedia; if the source is deleted or moved from the given url, then the citation is effectively dead unless it was archived by archive.org or another web crawler (and even then, already having the template makes moving to an archived version a lot easier). I know that formatting sources makes editing a little slower, but otherwise another editor has to take their time to fill in the citation instead. If you need any help with this, feel free to ask me! Thanks, Pi.1415926535 (talk) 19:14, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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RfC: Protect user pages by default[edit]

A request for comment is available on protecting user pages by default from edits by anonymous and new users. I am notifying you because you commented on this proposal when it was either in idea or draft form. Funcrunch (talk) 18:00, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Extended confirmed protection (also known as "30/500 protection") is a new level of page protection that only allows edits from accounts at least 30 days old and with 500 edits. The automatically assigned "extended confirmed" user right was created for this purpose. The protection level was created following this community discussion with the primary intention of enforcing various arbitration remedies that prohibited editors under the "30 days/500 edits" threshold to edit certain topic areas.

In July and August 2016, a request for comment established consensus for community use of the new protection level. Administrators are authorized to apply extended confirmed protection to combat any form of disruption (e.g. vandalism, sock puppetry, edit warring, etc.) on any topic, subject to the following conditions:

  • Extended confirmed protection may only be used in cases where semi-protection has proven ineffective. It should not be used as a first resort.
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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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Please note that TOTP based two-factor authentication is now available for all administrators. In light of the recent compromised accounts, you are encouraged to add this additional layer of security to your account. It may be enabled on your preferences page in the "User profile" tab under the "Basic information" section. For basic instructions on how to enable two-factor authentication, please see the developing help page for additional information. Important: Be sure to record the two-factor authentication key and the single use keys. If you lose your two factor authentication and do not have the keys, it's possible that your account will not be recoverable. Furthermore, you are encouraged to utilize a unique password and two-factor authentication for the email account associated with your Wikimedia account. This measure will assist in safeguarding your account from malicious password resets. Comments, questions, and concerns may be directed to the thread on the administrators' noticeboard. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:32, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi ArnoldReinhold.

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) 13:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, ArnoldReinhold. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. Mdann52 (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, ArnoldReinhold. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

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