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Re: Thanks for welcome and help[edit]

You're most certainly welcome Beth... thank you for your message. I might look and act like a bot at times, but don't let that fool you ;). I can see that you've been working very hard on the Sarek National Park article, and I'm glad to know that I haven't been getting in your way with my fixes. Best of luck to you with future developments of the article. Have yourself a great day, and happy editing! :)  -- WikHead (talk) 18:18, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

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Translation help[edit]

Greetings Beth, there has been a proposal on the Prem Rawat article talk page to include some info from a 2.5 min news clip from Univision Channel 41, the largest Spanish language TV network in the US. Since the Prem Rawat article is one of the most intensely debated article on Wikipedia and subject to article probation it would be best if we made sure the translation was accurate. If you're able to do it, the clip can be found at [1]. Thanks. Momento (talk) 06:39, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

I was hoping that there was more material than the subtitles provided. They seam to do a lot more talking than the subtitles suggest. Thanks Momento (talk) 13:16, 11 February 2012 (UTC) Thanks Beth.Momento (talk) 19:58, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

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Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois[edit]

Hi Beth,

I've spent a couple of days translating the rest of Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois, which you started, adding in templates {{CTS line}} and {{CTS line 2010}} and their sub-templates, and checking all the refs. You may like to cast your eye over it: No doubt there are numerous typos, slips, inconsistencies and some clumsy translation (e.g. unnatural word order), which I tend to miss when translating (the refs and links usually take most of the time and make one a little word-blind to the actual text).

Everything's marked on the relevant talk pages with {{translated page}}, as required.

Best wishes Si Trew (talk) 10:56, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

The Rosetta Barnstar[edit]

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Thank you, Beth Holmes 1, for you excellent work on Sarek National Park‎! I (and 2000 readers in the past month) appreciate your work and wish you the best of luck on future projects, jonkerz ♠talk 15:37, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

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A brownie for you![edit]

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Translation needed[edit]

Hi,

Will you please be so kind to help me with one translation:

"Skanderbeg aux temps de son insurrection (Skanderbeg avait confié la défense de Kruje à Uran, au temps où celle-ci avait été assiégée par Murad II en 1450, tandis que Skanderbeg avait préféré se battre en dehors de ses murs)'3. Puisqu'il est porté mention d'Urana dans notre régistre, et qu'il est le père du scribe appelé Zaganos, il faut conjecturer qu'il devait être en âge assez avancé. On sait que le Comte Uran est mort en 1458. D'une note dans le même document on apprend qu'en mai 1438 ' 5, neuf villages du vildyet de Dhimitër Jonima (Dimitri Gônima, Gionima), dans le Mali supérieur, et qui appartenaient à Skanderbeg, avaient été octroyés à André Karlo. Selon toute vraisemblance cela est à rattacher à la révocation de Skanderbeg du poste de subaçi. Ces neuf villages, toujours selon le registre en question, étaient situés dans les terres de Jean (Yuvan-ili), c'est-à-dire qu'ils appartenaient aux domaines de Jean Kastriote, le père de Skanderbeg. Jean, quoique réussi, devant la pression de Mehmed 1er, à garder pour un certain temps encore ses positions sous le protectorat vénitien, dans les premières années du règne de Murad II fut absolument obligé d'entrer sous la vassalité ottomane. La note en question, datée 1438, ne laisse subsister aucun doute que c'est autour de cette date que ces terres avaient été cadastrées. Les neuf villages en question, compte tenu qu'ils se trouvaient sur le Registre de Yuvan-ili (Jean Kastriote), sont du domaine du père de Skanderbeg. L'octroi de ces villages à André Karlo doit avoir fâché Skanderbeg. Quoique l'Etat ottoman considérât ces terres des domaines d'Etat attribuables en timar, pour Skanderbeg il s'agissait des domaines seigneuriaux de son père. Jean Kastriote est mort en 1443.. Comme nous le dit Chalcocondy- las après la retraite des Ottomans dans les Balkans en 1443 devant l'Hunyade, les anciens seigneurs se dépêchèrent de tous les côtés à rentrer en possession des domaines de leurs pères. Skanderbeg abandonne l'armée du Sultan,, vient et s'empare de Kruje, et. en sa qualité de seigneur de Kastriote, prend possession des domaines de son père, qu'on avait octroyé à d'autres. En été 1444, comme tous les autres du reste,, Skanderbeg, aussi était convaincu que les Ottomans allaient être chassés complètement des Balkans. Cependant, la défaite subie par les Croisés à la bataille de Varna, fit s'évanouir ces espoirs. Après avoir traité brièvement du lien qui passe entre l'insurrection de Skanderbeg avec Kruje, nous pouvons retourner aux notes qui figurent sur les registres ottoman toujours pour ce qui concerne Kruje. Dans le registre17 de l'an 1432, nous trouvons la note suivante : "Akçahisar (Kruje) même est un château de pierre, gardé par les suivants : selon les documents délivrés par le regretté sultan (Mehmed Ier) et le sultan de notre temps"

It is a text from work of Halil İnalcık, From empire to republic: essays on Ottoman and Turkish social history.

Please inform me at my talkpage if you did have some time to translate this.

Thanks in advance.--Antidiskriminator (talk) 21:53, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply. This is not urgent. The text is relatively longer but I think very important, so please take all the time you need.--Antidiskriminator (talk) 22:00, 23 March 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. I intend to use your translation in article building soon. I hope you would not mind if I approach again to you in case of need for additional clarification. I really appreciate your effort. Thank you very much.--Antidiskriminator (talk) 14:48, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

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Explosions in Dnipropetrovsk 2012[edit]

Hello, Beth Please check out this article and quickly correct errors. Large Ukrainian THANKS --Dfy191 (talk) 14:20, 27 April 2012 (UTC)


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Spanish translation[edit]

Hello. I was on Wikipedia:Translators available and notice that you were on the list for Spanish to English translators and wondered if you could translate Henry II of Castile, Henry III of Castile, Henry IV of Castile? Thanks.--Queen Elizabeth II's Little Spy (talk) 14:47, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Would it be okay to add Philip of Castile (archbishop) to your worklist? --Queen Elizabeth II's Little Spy (talk) 21:22, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
What happen with Henry IV of Castile? Hope something bad didn't happen to you. --The Emperor's New Spy (talk) 20:34, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

Cambridge fresher's fair[edit]

Hello Beth,

I've bid a stall on behalf of the Cambridge University Wikipedia Society at the Cambridge University fresher's fair, 2-3 October. If you are around, it would be great if you can come and help by staffing the stall for a few hours!

The fair will run, roughly, from 9am to 7pm on the 2nd, and 9am to 4pm on the 3rd; details are yet to be confirmed.[2] You certainly won't be expected to stay the whole day unless you really want to! It'll be a sign-up stall for the campus Wikipedia Society, and we'll give out Wikimedia freebies at the event to promote awareness for Wikipedia-editing and Wikimedia UK.

Please contact me if you're interested in helping, even if it's just a few hours. Thanks! (You're receiving this message because you've signed up for a recent Cambridge meetup - apologies if you aren't around anymore) Deryck C. 22:33, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

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Tourism in Réunion[edit]

Cite error: The named reference risque was invoked but never defined >>> see https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tourism_in_R%C3%A9union&diff=486251102&oldid=486230417 Please take a look --Frze > talk 10:54, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

Serge Tisseron[edit]

Hi! As part of a university course, I asked my French students to write the article about Serge Tisseron (which already existed in French). I think they do a good job (nobody contributed to Wikipedia before), but the quality of English is not good. Can help us check grammar, syntax, and so on? Or can you transfer the request to someone who could help us? Many thanks! IntraLucide (talk) 12:55, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi! Thanks a lot for your work on the article Serge Tisseron! Well, to be honest, I have no idea what the sentence you pointed out was supposed to mean. Maybe something like : "and made sure that the direction taken would be well followed"? Well, I'm not convinced by my own words actually! :-) IntraLucide (talk) 15:13, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

Possible translation?[edit]

Dear Beth,
There is a very interesting article that just obtained a featured status on the French Wikipedia. It is describing a statuette found in Tunisia and representing Ganymede. It has a particularity: it has been stolen in November 2013 and thus attracted media attention.
As I saw you were listed in available translators from French, I was just wondering if you would be interested to translate this article and participate to sharing the knowledge about this artwork with the English-speaking readers. You can answer me on my talk page. Regards, Moumou82 (talk) 11:28, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Translation Help[edit]

Bonjour Beth! Unfortunately that is the extent of my French, which is why I'm here. Would you be interested in translating the AIG business page to bring the French version up-to-date? Thanks so much! MsGingerHoneycutt (talk) 21:09, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Article upgrade assistance request (Pre-translation stage)[edit]

Seasons Greetings,

This is in reference to a relatively new umbrella article on en-wikipedia named Ceremonial pole. Ceremonial pole is a human tradition since ancient times; either existed in past at some point of time, or still exists in some cultures across global continents from north to south & from east to west. Ceremonial poles are used to symbolize a variety of concepts in several different world cultures.

Through article Ceremonial pole we intend to take encyclopedic note of cultural aspects and festive celebrations around Ceremonial pole as an umbrella article and want to have historical, mythological, anthropological aspects, reverence or worships wherever concerned as a small part.

While Ceremonial poles have a long past and strong presence but usually less discussed subject. Even before we seek translation of this article in global languages, we need to have more encyclopedic information/input about Ceremonial poles from all global cultures and languages. And we seek your assistance in the same.

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Thanking you with warm regards Mahitgar (talk) 05:38, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

Article upgrade assistance request (Pre-translation stage)[edit]

Seasons Greetings,

This is in reference to a relatively new umbrella article on en-wikipedia named Ceremonial pole. Ceremonial pole is a human tradition since ancient times; either existed in past at some point of time, or still exists in some cultures across global continents from north to south & from east to west. Ceremonial poles are used to symbolize a variety of concepts in several different world cultures.

Through article Ceremonial pole we intend to take encyclopedic note of cultural aspects and festive celebrations around Ceremonial pole as an umbrella article and want to have historical, mythological, anthropological aspects, reverence or worships wherever concerned as a small part.

While Ceremonial poles have a long past and strong presence but usually less discussed subject. Even before we seek translation of this article in global languages, we need to have more encyclopedic information/input about Ceremonial poles from all global cultures and languages. And we seek your assistance in the same.

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Thanking you with warm regards Mahitgar (talk) 06:16, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

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Unblock request[edit]

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My account was blocked because it was thought to be a sockpuppet of the user Kspellskarthik. According to the sockpuppet investigation, the evidence came from CheckUser saying that my account was confirmed to be linked to 3 others and likely to Kspellskarthik. It also said: "The accounts in the archives and the accounts listed below often use servers that hide their true locations." I do not have access to the CheckUser data. However my hypothesis is because I work for a big company and sometimes edit while VPN'd to their servers, it makes my IP address look like these other people's. Otherwise it may be because I have sometimes edited in coffee shops. However looking at the contributions of the other users I appear linked to, there is nothing to suggest we are the same person. Details: * NormaBates123 - edited 1 page about the director Ben Foster. * SravaniChalla - edited multiple articles, mostly people or companies, including a bunch of photographers / film people. Talk pages shows many items of their content were images which were deleted for copyright issues. * Kar.sunder - created one page which was deleted as advertising. My own account has 3 main patterns of usage, making it different from the others: * Translating foreign articles into English, in order to improve my skills in those languages while learning new topics, e.g. sections of Henry IV of Castile. * Adding new pages or updating them when I see that Wikipedia doesn't know enough about a topic that interested me, e.g. Blackbox novel; * Hitting "random page" looking for articles that I can improve while learning about an interesting new topic, e.g. Pontefract Hermitage. Investigation link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Kspellskarthik/Archive#Clerk.2C_CheckUser.2C_and.2For_patrolling_admin_comments_2 The blocking administrator was Bbb23. I have been unable to contact them as their talk page says they are "on a break for an undetermined length of time and will not be responding to any posts".

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Procedural decline rather than a decline on the merits. You have not actually outright denied the allegations. Note also that checkuser evidence does not solely depend on IP addresses. We know you, NormaBates123 (talk · contribs), SravaniChalla (talk · contribs), and Kar.sunder (talk · contribs) have all used the same computer. You'll want to address that in your next unblock request. Yamla (talk) 13:12, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

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2nd attempt at an unblock request. My first one was declined by Yamla. ===Yamla's response from last time=== Procedural decline rather than a decline on the merits. You have not actually outright denied the allegations. Note also that checkuser evidence does not solely depend on IP addresses. We know you, NormaBates123 (talk · contribs), SravaniChalla (talk · contribs), and Kar.sunder (talk · contribs) have all used the same computer. You'll want to address that in your next unblock request. ===Additional details to address Yamla's points=== I am denying the allegations. I am not a sockpuppet. Regarding the other users having used the same computer as me: I have never heard of those users before this incident. Here are the computers I have used over the years since I started editing Wikipedia: #public computers in 2 internet cafes #public computers in 2 public libraries #A series of 3 laptops and 2 desktops provided by my employer. Each time I was given an upgrade, the previous lower-spec machines were put back into a pool for anyone who needed a spare computer, e.g. loaned to interns or other people who were having their main computers repaired. #A few different personal laptops and mobile devices that I sold or gave after upgrading them. I can't remember which of those I actually edited Wikipedia from, but there have been multiple opportunities for other people to use those same computers after me. Further evidence that I am not a sockpuppet: Here is my Linkedin account, where I'd be willing to reply to messages about this to show that I am not a figment of Kspellskarthik's imagination https://www.linkedin.com/in/beth-holmes-a2844611/?ppe=1 ===Details I put last time=== My account was blocked because it was thought to be a sockpuppet of the user Kspellskarthik. According to the sockpuppet investigation, the evidence came from CheckUser saying that my account was confirmed to be linked to 3 others and likely to Kspellskarthik. It also said: "The accounts in the archives and the accounts listed below often use servers that hide their true locations." I do not have access to the CheckUser data. However my hypothesis is because I work for a big company and sometimes edit while VPN'd to their servers, it makes my IP address look like these other people's. Otherwise it may be because I have sometimes edited in coffee shops. Looking at the contributions of the other users I appear linked to, there is nothing to suggest we are the same person. Details: #NormaBates123 - edited 1 page about the director Ben Foster. #SravaniChalla - edited multiple articles, mostly people or companies, including a bunch of photographers / film people. Talk pages shows many items of their content were images which were deleted for copyright issues. #Kar.sunder - created one page which was deleted as advertising. My own account has 3 main patterns of usage, making it different from the others: #Translating foreign articles into English, in order to improve my skills in those languages while learning new topics, e.g. sections of Henry IV of Castile. #Adding new pages or updating them when I see that Wikipedia doesn't know enough about a topic that interested me, e.g. Blackbox novel; #Hitting "random page" looking for articles that I can improve while learning about an interesting new topic, e.g. Pontefract Hermitage. Investigation link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Kspellskarthik/Archive#Clerk.2C_CheckUser.2C_and.2For_patrolling_admin_comments_2 The blocking administrator was Bbb23. I have been unable to contact them as their talk page says they are "on a break for an undetermined length of time and will not be responding to any posts". 2A02:C7F:1E01:5100:AC6A:8DF0:30F5:5B55 (talk) 17:16, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

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Request reason:

My account was blocked because it was thought to be a sockpuppet of the user Kspellskarthik. This is my 3rd attempt to get the unblock-request process right. ===Addressing failed attempt 2=== The previous attempt was declined because I was using my IP address instead of logging in from my account. That was because I had tried logging in on the other pages which failed because of being blocked, so I assumed my own talk page would have the same problem. People had left me that instruction where I'd asked for help on their talk pages, but I hadn't received any notifications of their replies and (stupidly) didn't check. I realise this has caused unnecessary hassle for the administrators and apologise for that. Hopefully there won't need to be more attempts after this one. ===Yamla's response to Attempt 1=== Procedural decline rather than a decline on the merits. You have not actually outright denied the allegations. Note also that checkuser evidence does not solely depend on IP addresses. We know you, NormaBates123 (talk · contribs), SravaniChalla (talk · contribs), and Kar.sunder (talk · contribs) have all used the same computer. You'll want to address that in your next unblock request. ===Additional details to address Yamla's points=== I am denying the allegations. I am not a sockpuppet. Regarding the other users having used the same computer as me: I have never heard of those users before this incident. Here are the computers I have used over the years since I started editing Wikipedia: #public computers in 2 internet cafes #public computers in 2 public libraries #A series of 3 laptops and 2 desktops provided by my employer. Each time I was given an upgrade, the previous lower-spec machines were put back into a pool for anyone who needed a spare computer, e.g. loaned to interns or other people who were having their main computers repaired. #A few different personal laptops and mobile devices that I sold or gave after upgrading them. I can't remember which of those I actually edited Wikipedia from, but there have been multiple opportunities for other people to use those same computers after me. Further evidence that I am not a sockpuppet: Here is my Linkedin account, where I'd be willing to reply to messages about this to show that I am not a figment of Kspellskarthik's imagination https://www.linkedin.com/in/beth-holmes-a2844611/?ppe=1 ===Details from Attempt 1=== My account was blocked because it was thought to be a sockpuppet of the user Kspellskarthik. According to the sockpuppet investigation, the evidence came from CheckUser saying that my account was confirmed to be linked to 3 others and likely to Kspellskarthik. It also said: "The accounts in the archives and the accounts listed below often use servers that hide their true locations." I do not have access to the CheckUser data. However my hypothesis is because I work for a big company and sometimes edit while VPN'd to their servers, it makes my IP address look like these other people's. Otherwise it may be because I have sometimes edited in coffee shops. Looking at the contributions of the other users I appear linked to, there is nothing to suggest we are the same person. Details: #NormaBates123 - edited 1 page about the director Ben Foster. #SravaniChalla - edited multiple articles, mostly people or companies, including a bunch of photographers / film people. Talk pages shows many items of their content were images which were deleted for copyright issues. #Kar.sunder - created one page which was deleted as advertising. My own account has 3 main patterns of usage, making it different from the others: #Translating foreign articles into English, in order to improve my skills in those languages while learning new topics, e.g. sections of Henry IV of Castile. #Adding new pages or updating them when I see that Wikipedia doesn't know enough about a topic that interested me, e.g. Blackbox novel; #Hitting "random page" looking for articles that I can improve while learning about an interesting new topic, e.g. Pontefract Hermitage. Investigation link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Kspellskarthik/Archive#Clerk.2C_CheckUser.2C_and.2For_patrolling_admin_comments_2 The blocking administrator was Bbb23. I have been unable to contact them as their talk page says they are "on a break for an undetermined length of time and will not be responding to any posts". Beth Holmes 1 (talk) 11:56, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

Decline reason:

Procedural decline only. This unblock request has been open for more than two weeks and no admin has decided to weigh in. You are welcome to request another unblock, but if you do so, please rewrite your request. Yamla (talk) 01:04, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

If you want to make any further unblock requests, please read the guide to appealing blocks first, then use the {{unblock}} template again. If you make too many unconvincing or disruptive unblock requests, you may be prevented from editing this page until your block has expired.

  • Only a CheckUser can perform this unblock or authorise us to do so. Bbb23 has edited as recently as 21 August. Perhaps you could try emailing them. AFAICS, your email has not been disabled. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 15:14, 3 September 2017 (UTC)
    • Thanks. I have tried mailing them.