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G13 nominations[edit]

Hi I have been declining many g13 nominations, because the page has never been in WP:AFC. Drafts created from scratch, or moved from article space are not eligible for G13 delete (unless with AFC template added by writer). However some pages were blanked by author, always blank, were nonsense or obviously a test edit, which have their own speedy delete codes. Please read Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion carefully. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 05:41, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

@Graeme Bartlett: I see your point. Part of the confusion was that, until recently, the {{db-g13}} indicated that everything in the Draft namespace was eligable. Thank you for the heads up! Avicennasis @ 06:05, 6 Tevet 5777 / 06:05, 4 January 2017 (UTC)
So is there a reason you're tagging a bunch of drafts with {{AFC submission}}? Many of these are due for G13 and your editing (so far as I know) resets the clock. Chris Troutman (talk) 04:07, 24 January 2017 (UTC)
Well, per the above statement by an admin, they aren't deletable under G13 since they don't have the AFC template. So I'm not resetting the clock, I'm just setting it. Avicennasis @ 04:09, 26 Tevet 5777 / 04:09, 24 January 2017 (UTC)
Huh. I never noticed the "that are using the project's {{AFC submission}} template" line at WP:G13. I would have thought the template was either on automatically or wasn't necessary. Thanks for the explanation. Chris Troutman (talk) 04:15, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

Template:Formula One on BBC[edit]

Hello, I was wondering about your move of the above from draft to mainspace. This is clearly a draft which is far from complete being only a list of presenters and containing no details of programming etc. and has more or less been abandoned by the original author. There is also no parent article, although the creator of this draft attempted to write one some months ago but it was re-directed to the BBC Sport page. Just by way of background this draft was created by an IP-hopping editor well-known to the Wiki F1 project who also edits under the username 'Rowde'. Having spent 18 months trying to create articles for F1 cars which fail notability he has more recently turned his attention to TV coverage of the sport, creating pages for "X (form of motorsport) on Y (broadcaster)" which would, if accepted, produce dozens (at least) of pages. However several have been deleted as What Wikipedia is not, WP:NOTDIRECTORY or WP:NOTTVGUIDE. The template as it stands has little use, so is it possible for it to be restored as a draft where it could be deleted as abandoned after six months or would TfD be the more appropriate way to deal with it. Thanks. Regards, Eagleash (talk) 16:48, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

@Eagleash: Well, per the above, it's not gonna be eligible for G13 as abandoned, so you'll have to take it to TfD. Avicennasis @ 21:41, 6 Tevet 5777 / 21:41, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Let's reduce the environmental impact of the Wikimedia movement![edit]

Hi Avicennasis, please allow me to get in touch with you because you have stated sympathy with environmental causes on your user page. I would like to invite you to check out the Environmental impact project page on Meta, where I am trying to create some momentum to reduce the environmental impact of the Wikimedia movement. My first goal is to have all the Wikimedia servers run on renewable energy. Maybe you could show your support for this project as well by adding your signature? Thank you, --Gnom (talk) 19:28, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

Category:Films by director[edit]

Hi there! It seems that last week you added a large number of director subcategories to Category:Films by director. However, none of these have the correct sort tag on them, so they are all coming up under "F". Do you know if this is fixable by bot? --Rob Sinden (talk) 13:13, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

@Robsinden: A bot could do most of the leg-work, but I feel this is best done with some human oversight. Even some of the pages with a defaultsort tag on them don't have it filled out properly. I'll be reviewing and fixing those manually, for the most part. Avicennasis @ 13:26, 29 Tevet 5777 / 13:26, 27 January 2017 (UTC)
Fair enough, though it seems like a lot of work! Good luck! --Rob Sinden (talk) 13:30, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

Your signature[edit]

Hi! Hope you don't mind me nitpicking over your signature. It contains invalid HTML that throws off syntax highlighters. If you don't mind, could you kindly change it to the following? It will render exactly the same as your current signature:

[[User:Avicennasis|<sup style="color:red">Avic</sup>]][[User talk:Avicennasis|<sub style="color:blue">ennasis</sub>]] @

I'm curious how you got the Jewish calendar to show, but at any rate that's not throwing off the syntax highlighters, so no problem there :) Thanks! MusikAnimal talk 20:22, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

@MusikAnimal:  Done here. The Hebrew dates are just substituted from a time parser function. And I don't mind the nitpick at all - thanks for letting me know! Avicennasis @ 20:36, 29 Tevet 5777 / 20:36, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

Social mobility[edit]

I've declined the speedy histmerge, as they are (or were) two separate articles which have been merged. I believe the appropriate fix is to move Wikipedia:Social mobility back to Intergenerational mobility and note the merge on the talk page. I'll set about doing this, unless you think I've missed something. -- zzuuzz (talk) 20:30, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

@Zzuuzz: That sounds fine. I'm not sure why the article was moved to projectspace in the first place, which is the only reason I found it. Sending it back to articlespace was my main goal - whichever article name it's under makes little difference to me. Thanks! Avicennasis @ 20:33, 29 Tevet 5777 / 20:33, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

New Page Review - newsletter No.2[edit]

Hello Avicennasis,
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A HUGE backlog

We now have 444 New Page Reviewers!
Most of us requested the user right at PERM, expressing a wish to be able to do something about the huge backlog, but the chart on the right does not demonstrate any changes to the pre-user-right levels of October.

Hitting 17,000 soon

The backlog is still steadily growing at a rate of 150 a day or 4,650 a month. Only 20 reviews a day by each reviewer over the next few days would bring the backlog down to a managable level and the daily input can then be processed by each reviewer doing only 2 or 3 reviews a day - that's about 5 minutes work!
It didn't work in time to relax for the Xmas/New Year holidays. Let's see if we can achieve our goal before Easter, otherwise by Thanksgiving it will be closer to 70,000.

Second set of eyes

Remember that we are the only guardians of quality of new articles, we alone have to ensure that pages are being correctly tagged by non-Reviewer patrollers and that new authors are not being bitten.


This is even more important and extra vigilance is required considering Orangemoody, and

  1. this very recent case of paid advertising by a Reviewer resulting in a community ban.
  2. this case in January of paid advertising by a Reviewer, also resulting in a community ban.
  3. This Reviewer is indefinitely blocked for sockpuppetry.

Coordinator election[edit]

Kudpung is stepping down after 6 years as unofficial coordinator of New Page Patrolling/Reviewing. There is enough work for two people and two coords are now required. Details are at NPR Coordinators; nominate someone or nominate yourself. Date for the actual suffrage will be published later.

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Reviewed pages in my userspace[edit]

Hello! Thanks for reviewing my pages, but I'm not really sure what that means—you also reviewed some pages which are not done, such as User:Psiĥedelisto/Penal Code of Spain, and User:Psiĥedelisto/Q tails has already become Q#Typography. I hope that especially I won't be penalized for the in-translation article User:Psiĥedelisto/Penal Code of Spain because of course it violates WP:NONENGLISH...the translation is not even close to done. Once again thanks, but if you don't mind explaining a bit more what you actually did, I'd appreciate it SNice.svg Psiĥedelisto (talk) 00:41, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

@Psiĥedelisto: Sure! New page review is essentially a once-over to make sure the pages in question aren't junk - not spam pages, copyright violations, etc. It's kind of like quality control. Your pages (even the ones not fully translated) are useful to Wikipedia, hence the review without adding any deletion tags or anything. Avicennasis @ 00:48, 10 Shevat 5777 / 00:48, 6 February 2017 (UTC)


Where did you find the Skywarn Spotter ubx, I am a spotter also and would like to use it. - ZLEA (talk) 01:55, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

@ZLEA: This one? I found it at Wikipedia:Userboxes/Interests/Levels. Avicennasis @ 01:57, 10 Shevat 5777 / 01:57, 6 February 2017 (UTC)
Yes, thank you. - ZLEA (talk) 05:28, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

Roy Spencer (meteorologist)[edit]

When someone cleans half your backyard, do you spread the dirt he gathered back where it came from and tell him to do it again and this time do it right? Some people... --Hob Gadling (talk) 23:47, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

(by talk page stalker) @Hob Gadling: I don't understand the context of your statement but I think you might overvalue your contributions here. Since we didn't invite you to edit you ought not be surprised when we're not thankful for whatever it is you do here. Chris Troutman (talk) 23:57, 6 February 2017 (UTC)
I see, it's "we" and "you". You are othering me. --Hob Gadling (talk) 11:22, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
@Hob Gadling: Moving a page takes all of 5 seconds, maybe 10 seconds on a bad day? I don't think it's a big ask for someone to do it properly. It's not like I undid hours and hours of your work that is going to take the same amount of time to restore. And I certainly wasn't going to move an article to a new (possibly contentious) title with no background or discussion. If you want to, by all means, go ahead. But it does not fall on me to act on your behalf. Avicennasis @ 03:21, 11 Shevat 5777 / 03:21, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
Since moving a talk page back is the same "work" as moving the article page, I, in your place, would have done the second. Or I would have given me a note that I forgot something. But then, I usually have a cooperative attitude. --Hob Gadling (talk) 11:22, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

Advanced Bionics[edit]

Hi, I am wondering why you stopped my article on advanced bionics without explaining why. On the talk page for Sonova someone says that the largers divisions of Sonova (i.e, Advanced Bionics) merit their own article. Why did you eliminate it? It is notable, they are the second leading producer of cochlear implants worldwide.PlanespotterA320 (talk) 11:31, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

@PlanespotterA320: I'm not sure I understand. I have never edited the Advanced Bionics article, it's talkpage, nor the Sonova article or it's talkpage. Perhaps you have me confused with someone else? Avicennasis @ 11:52, 14 Shevat 5777 / 11:52, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Page mover granted[edit]

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Hello, Avicennasis. Your account has been granted the "extendedmover" user right, either following a request for it or demonstrating familiarity with working with article names and moving pages. You are now able to rename pages without leaving behind a redirect, and move subpages when moving the parent page(s).

Please take a moment to review Wikipedia:Page mover for more information on this user right, especially the criteria for moving pages without leaving redirect. Please remember to follow post-move cleanup procedures and make link corrections where necessary, including broken double-redirects when suppressredirect is used. This can be done using Special:WhatLinksHere. It is also very important that no one else be allowed to access your account, so you should consider taking a few moments to secure your password. As with all user rights, be aware that if abused, or used in controversial ways without consensus, your page mover status can be revoked.

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If you do not want the page mover right anymore, post here, or just let me know. Thank you, and happy editing! Coffee // have a cup // beans // 07:03, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

Disney Channel (Netherlands)[edit]

It's not a dublicate, please revert it back! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:46, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

Pac-12 football Championship game[edit]

Why are you going to delete this article stop it. I put a ref to and I hope this article is saved. 2600:8803:7A00:19:F9E8:259A:179F:F5C1 (talk) 19:29, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

New Page Review-Patrolling: Coordinator elections[edit]

Your last chance to nominate yourself or any New Page Reviewer, See Wikipedia talk:New pages patrol/Coordination. Elections begin Monday 20 February 23:59 UTC. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:17, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

New Page Review - newsletter No.3[edit]

Hello Avicennasis,
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Voting for coordinators has now begun HERE and will continue through/to 23:59 UTC Monday 06 March. Please be sure to vote. Any registered, confirmed editor can vote. Nominations are now closed.

Still a MASSIVE backlog

We now have 444 New Page Reviewers but despite numerous appeals for help, the backlog has NOT been significantly reduced.
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Administrators' newsletter – March 2017[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (February 2017).

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AvicBot in[edit]

Hello, Sorry but as we discussed here about inactive bots, so if your bot still inactive inactive (until 5 March 2017) I'll remove Bot permission. Thanks--Alaa :)..! 16:39, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

@Alaa: Salaam, and thanks for the heads up! ArWp:AvicBot is now back up. Avicennasis @ 17:35, 5 Adar 5777 / 17:35, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, and welcome back, we appreciate your help in maintenance Ar-wiki.--Alaa :)..! 07:02, 5 March 2017 (UTC)

Talk page header[edit]

Just a heads up that I fixed a bug in your talk page header that led the search box to run the search with a prefix of '"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000002-QINU`"'. — Train2104 (t • c) 00:47, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks! Face-smile.svg Avicennasis @ 20:58, 28 Adar 5777 / 20:58, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – April 2017[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (March 2017).

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Bots Newsletter, April 2017[edit]

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The BAG Newsletter is now the Bots Newsletter, per discussion. As such, we've subscribed all bot operators to the newsletter. You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future newsletters by adding/removing your name from this list.

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Administrators' newsletter – May 2017[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (April 2017).


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Category:UK MPs 2015-2020 listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Category:UK MPs 2015-2020. Since you had some involvement with the Category:UK MPs 2015-2020 redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. Cabayi (talk) 12:01, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

New Page Review - Newsletter No.4[edit]

Hello Avicennasis,
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Administrators' newsletter – June 2017[edit]


News and updates for administrators from the past month (May 2017).

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Draft:Template:Defence industry in South Africa[edit]

Why did you move the obviously incomplete template out of draft-space? It ended up being speedy deleted under G8, I had to undelete it to get it back as I'm not done with it yet. This is particularly irritating as you have never worked on the draft at all, what you did is tantamount to vandalizing other people's work. I see you've been asked not to do such moves before. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 20:32, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

AfD for Amos Lim[edit]

Hi Avicennasis! Thank you for providing your input on the first AfD for Amos Lim on 18 December 2016. The article was deleted on 23 December 2016. Unfortunately, the article was recreated by a disruptive user and I am nominating the article again for its 2nd deletion. Please kindly proceed to the AfD and voice out your opinion on whether the article should be deleted, again. Thanks! DerricktanJCW (talk) 02:36, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – July 2017[edit]


News and updates for administrators from the past month (June 2017).

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New Page Reviewer Newsletter[edit]

Hello Avicennasis, thank you for your efforts reviewing new pages!
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Backlog update:

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Bots Newsletter, July 2017[edit]

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