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Archive 1: 28 May 2006 – 1 Sept 2006
Archive 2: 1 Sept 2006 – 10 Oct 2006
Archive 3: 16 Oct 2006 – 31 Jan 2007
Archive 4: 1 Feb 2007 – 15 Mar 2007
Archive 5: 16 Mar 2007 – 30 Apr 2007
Archive 6: May 2007
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Archive 19: Aug 2011 - Dec 2011
Archive 20: 2012

Your input is requested[edit]

Greetings, After Midnight! If we have not met, I'm AutomaticStrikeout. I've come here to ask you to take part in the survey at User:AutomaticStrikeout/Are admins interested in a RfB?. I am trying to gauge the general level of interest that administrators have in running for cratship, as well as pinpoint the factors that affect that interest level. Your input will be appreciated. Happy editing, AutomaticStrikeout (TCSign AAPT) 01:39, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Undelete the inbred actress/actor article! Schnell![edit]

Fricken jerk, I wanted to read that! In the immortal words of a great man: "How dare you? HOW DARE YOU!?" — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:1010:B107:CA64:7400:EA67:D785:AE11 (talk) 06:29, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

List of Total Drama: All-Stars episodes[edit]

Please do not resort my tables. The television show is based from Canada so the air dates from the original Canadian channel are supposed to be listed first, while the secondary air dates, in this case the U.S., are alternate air dates so they get listed second. Giggett (talk) 23:49, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

  • OK, #1 It is not "your" table per WP:OWN #2 If it airs in the US first and Canada 2nd, how can the Canada date be the original? Note that an original showing is the first airing of a show. --After Midnight 0001 01:03, 21 June 2013 (UTC)
Okay then, well does that mean that I gotta resort the Season 3 episode table also since the U.S. aired the episodes first? Even though Canada aired Episode 1 first, the U.S. aired Episodes 2 to 26 long before Canada, so which one is considered original? Giggett (talk) 11:05, 21 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Note that for All-Stars I did not title one of the columns "original". I know that the template uses the field name "original", but that is behind the scenes. The column headers that I used just show US and Canada, so no one really sees the word original and they just see the date that it shows in each country. For World Tour, I would not recommend to re-sort the table, especially since the 1st episode premiered in Canada before the US and then the other episodes were the opposite. I would personally just recommend to change the header of the column in that season from "Original" to "Canada". One other option that you might want to consider would be to do it the way that 666 Park Avenue was done, where there is only one column with multiple dates in the field. I am sure there are other options as well; my only real issue would be to say something is original or first when it is not chronologically so. --After Midnight 0001 11:44, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

Hey After Midnight

I'm sending you this because you've made quite a few edits to the template namespace in the past couple of months. If I've got this wrong, or if I haven't but you're not interested in my request, don't worry; this is the only notice I'm sending out on the subject :).

So, as you know (or should know - we sent out a centralnotice and several watchlist notices) we're planning to deploy the VisualEditor on Monday, 1 July, as the default editor. For those of us who prefer markup editing, fear not; we'll still be able to use the markup editor, which isn't going anywhere.

What's important here, though, is that the VisualEditor features an interactive template inspector; you click an icon on a template and it shows you the parameters, the contents of those fields, and human-readable parameter names, along with descriptions of what each parameter does. Personally, I find this pretty awesome, and from Monday it's going to be heavily used, since, as said, the VisualEditor will become the default.

The thing that generates the human-readable names and descriptions is a small JSON data structure, loaded through an extension called TemplateData. I'm reaching out to you in the hopes that you'd be willing and able to put some time into adding TemplateData to high-profile templates. It's pretty easy to understand (heck, if I can write it, anyone can) and you can find a guide here, along with a list of prominent templates, although I suspect we can all hazard a guess as to high-profile templates that would benefit from this. Hopefully you're willing to give it a try; the more TemplateData sections get added, the better the interface can be. If you run into any problems, drop a note on the Feedback page.

Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 21:11, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

RE: 2012-13 vs 2013-14[edit]

This is not about what's convenient to me. Where does it say this draft is the kick off for the 2013-14 season? It may be, don't get me wrong, but I haven't seen that stated explicitly. In fact I've seen the opposite ( On top of that, having two June sections isn't a huge issue, but it does look worse and adds confusion. The way the NHL is structured, with regards to players (whether its contracts, transactions, buy-outs, salaries, years experience, etc.) is by the turn-over of SPCs on the scheduled date of July 1 (July 5 this year due to obvious complications to the schedule). To focus our transactions pages on the cessation of a player's contract vs the commencement of new player contracts is a reasonable structure.Uncleben85 (talk) 20:23, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

(replied on editor's talk)

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Free agent signings[edit]

Just wanted to let you know that we never really used dates for free agents. I think it makes it look to cluttered and squashed down for people (like myself) who still use the square style monitors. Plus to kinda try to match the format from the other teams season pages it might not be a good idea to have it. Just my $0.02 -B2Project(Talk) 01:58, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

The reason I added it was because I kept wondering to myself "What date did that happen?", so I just added it to the tables. Would it be more pleasing if the column sizes were tweaked? If you want to give me your screen dimensions, I can try to play with it a bit. Also, perhaps, the 2 tables could be placed under the other instead of side-by-side, which would allow the columns to be larger and more readable? Do you know if anyone ever tried adding it to the other team pages? I certainly don't want to go against a strong consensus, but I like to propose new ideas from time to time if they might be useful to others. --After Midnight 0001 02:33, 7 July 2013 (UTC)
  • There is a project that you would have to try to bring up proposed changes to the current "format". I've tried multiple times in the past and they always refer me to use an article that gained good article status as a template like this one so that's what I'm guided to sticking to. -B2Project(Talk) 03:00, 7 July 2013 (UTC)
I should hope that no one would have a problem with my change, but I have posted a question there to initiate discussion. --After Midnight 0001 03:12, 7 July 2013 (UTC)
  • I don't see an issue with it, the majority of my edits I do is at work with a older monitor so that's why I gauge it that way but at home I have a widescreen monitor. How about this example:
Free agents
Player Acquired from Lost to Date Contract terms
Riley Holzapfel HV71 July 4, 2013 2 year
Rob Scuderi Los Angeles Kings July 5, 2013 4 year/$13.5 million
Andrew Ebbett Vancouver Canucks July 5, 2013 1 year/$550,000
Chris Conner Phoenix Coyotes July 5, 2013 1 year/$550,000
Nick Drazenovic Columbus Blue Jackets July 5, 2013 1 year/$550,000
Matt Cooke Minnesota Wild July 5, 2013 3 year/$7.5 million
Jarome Iginla Boston Bruins July 5, 2013 1 year/$6 million
Player Claimed from Lost to Date

-B2Project(Talk) 03:32, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

  • Works for me, go for it! --After Midnight 0001 15:56, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

Undeletion request[edit]

I would like to request that you undelete File:Microsoft Internet Mail and News screenshot.png, which you previously deleted due to not having a fair use rationale. I can provide such a rationale for the article Microsoft Internet Mail and News, which does not currently have a screenshot of the program. Dogmaticeclectic (talk) 21:52, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

Done. I have set the fair use tag out for 1 week. --After Midnight 0001 00:20, 9 July 2013 (UTC)

Articles for Deletion: Adams Crossroads, Delaware[edit]

In view of your longstanding activity and knowledge on Wikipedia and that you live in Delaware, it would be appreciated if you could find a moment to check in on Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Adams_Crossroads,_Delaware and weigh in with your opinion, no matter which side that may be for.Superman7515 (talk) 00:12, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

Undeletion request[edit]

I would like to request that you undelete Richard Alvin, which you previously deleted as not being noteworthy. The person in question has gone on to found a private equity company in the UK making investments of nearly £2M and invest in and join the board of Cake Communications He is also a local councillor too so think that he would be a worthy addition to Wikipedia — Preceding unsigned comment added by Labatsky66 (talkcontribs) 16:11, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

I have restored the article per your request in the state that it was in before it was proposed for deletion. --After Midnight 0001 16:22, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Request for information on an image you deleted[edit]

Hello After Midnight! I've been doing some research on The Bermuda Depths and notice that there is no image on that article. I did some digging and found File:Thebermudadepths.jpg was there at one time and was deleted by you on July 18, 2007 with a deletion rationale of: (Speedy deleted per (CSD i6), was an image with fair use tag but no fair use rationale for more than seven days. using TW) and I was wondering if you would be willing to take a peek at that image for me and tell me what it is an image of? Is it a screenshot of the title screen of the movie (black screen with the title in white letters), a picture of a disc or packaging for the movie, or some other publicity poster or screenshot from the movie itself? Thanks for this information. Depending on what the content is, I may request an undelete and offer a fair-use rationale at that time. Thanks again! Technical 13 (talk) 18:11, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

It looks like it is probably a poster or a DVD cover. --After Midnight 0001 00:20, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link fixing one-day contest[edit]

I have decided to put on a mini-contest within the November 2013 monthly disambiguation contest, on Saturday, November 23 (UTC). I will personally give a $20 gift card to the disambiguator who fixes the most links on that server-day (see the project page for details on scoring points). Since we are not geared up to do an automated count for that day, at 00:00, 23 November 2013 (UTC) (which is 7:00 PM on November 22, EST), I'll take a screenshot of the project page leaderboard. I will presume that anyone who is not already listed on the leaderboard has precisely nine edits. At 01:00, 24 November 2013 (UTC) (8:00 PM on November 23, EST), I'll take a screenshot of the leaderboard at that time (the extra hour is to give the board time to update), and I will determine from that who our winner is. I will credit links fixed by turning a WP:DABCONCEPT page into an article, but you'll have to let me know me that you did so. Here's to a fun contest. Note that according to the Daily Disambig, we currently have under 256,000 disambiguation links to be fixed. If everyone in the disambiguation link fixers category were to fix 500 links, we would have them all done - so aim high! Cheers! bd2412 T 01:40, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

Request for IP block[edit]

Dear admin, I noticed that the IP has repeatedly vandalized the article Battle of Salamis during the last two days with nonsensical text. Consequently, I suggest an IP block. Bests, --Arbraxan (talk) 13:41, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

It looks like only 2 edits. If it reoccurs with greater frequency it might be worth it, but not at this point. --After Midnight 0001 16:00, 9 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply. I was wondering, what is the number of vandal edits after which it is usual to take action? (i.e. what is the threshold beyond which I should bother you again?) --Arbraxan (talk) 19:11, 11 March 2014 (UTC)


Hello! Could you delete or rename this file, because it locally overwrites this example file from Commons? Thank you, best regards. -- (talk) 22:10, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

FYI, you are not the only admin to have received this request and there are a couple of complicating issues. I have started a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/IncidentArchive832#Anonymous user requesting deletion of fully protected image about this request if you are interested in contributing. --Allen3 talk 22:27, 11 March 2014 (UTC)


Hi, would there be a chance for you to delete the article 22nd Presidium of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and move the 22nd Politburo of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union to the 22nd Presidium [...] article when you're finished? The reason being that the Politburo was named Presidium from 1952 to 1966 (my mistake). Anyhow, If you could fix this I would be very pleased. --TIAYN (talk) 09:56, 21 March 2014 (UTC)


Hello! I am very new here (I wrote a paper on how accurate Wikipedia is and the sheer accuracy of something editable by everyone amazed me and made me want to get involved) I was hoping to maybe translate articles for the Japanese Wiki and also expand and clean up some in English (I am a native English speaker but I started learning Japanese very early on and am fluent; I noticed for example is a kind of major article yet has no entry on the Japanese Wiki) but I don't really know how stuff works. I noticed you were an admin, could you either explain to me how to translate an article (I obviously should not edit the article on the English Wiki, do you know of any button specifically for translation?) or point me to a tutorial? Or do I just create it on the Japanese Wiki? Also, do you know of any good tutorials on how Wikipedia's code works as I can code in many languages (Python, HTML, CSS, C++, PHP) but I have no idea what Wikipedia's editor uses. Is it just HTML?

CaptainSakura (talk) 19:22, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

EDIT - I have realized translating articles from Japanese to English might be better do you know like how to get involved like what do and stuff? Sorry to trouble you!
CaptainSakura (talk) 16:09, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Miss South Dakota for deletion[edit]

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A file you deleted[edit]

Hello. I am particuarily interested in a file you deleted called "File:Zor Andranik and Njdeh in Sophia October 12, 1912.jpg". Is there anyway I can get a copy of it or you can undelete it long enough for me to put the proper free use credentials on it? --Steverci (talk) 02:26, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Arthur Grumiaux[edit]

Hi AM. I've uploaded an image of Arthur Grumiaux, claiming fair use (Non-free biog-pic). I see you deleted something that likely was fairly similar back in 2010,[1] so I thought I should give you a heads-up. Cheers, Bromley86 (talk) 22:05, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

Nomination of Kristi Addis for deletion[edit]

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Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Please review the protection policy carefully before using this new level of protection on pages. Thank you.
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Atlanta United FC[edit]

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

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