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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for welcoming me to Wikipedia! I very much appreciate the helpful links and tips. Very kind of you. SenchaDragon (talk) 15:17, 26 March 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for your welcome to Wikipedia! Shirleydudley (talk) 15:09, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

Shiny bright things..[edit]

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Your work is much appreciated, thanks, Huldra (talk) 14:15, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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 ?:") RazrRekr201 Msg me Contribs 15:36, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for your dedicated work Ellen Cooper (talk) 10:11, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

Padlock-blue.svg Hello, Brookie. This message is intended to notify administrators of important changes to the protection policy.

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.
  • A bot will post a notification at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard of each use. MusikBot currently does this by updating a report, which is transcluded onto the noticeboard.
Please review the protection policy carefully before using this new level of protection on pages. Thank you.
This message was sent to the administrators' mass message list. To opt-out of future messages, please remove yourself from the list. 17:48, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]


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 Brookie.

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)

Hello MagicPikachu (talk) 16:44, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

I am new MagicPikachu (talk) 16:44, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks. Dmx (talk) 16:11, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Regarding deletion of Ishan Pandita page[edit]

Hey, I'm new to this side of Wikipedia, so forgive me if I'm doing something wrong.

Regarding the deletion of the page - I propose that this person is significant as he is the first person of Indian origin to play in an international football league. This is an important moment for football history in India and signifies the time when football is becoming widespread and popular in the country as Indian teams have started playing seriously in domestic and international football leagues.

I did not add more than a sentence as my first edit but there is more information available on him if you do a google search.


http://www.firstpost.com/sports/ishan-pandita-creates-history-becomes-first-indian-footballer-to-sign-la-liga-contract-3035628.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by QuentynMartell (talkcontribs) 12:29, 15 July 2017 (UTC)


Hallo, I came across Philip Manfield while stub-sorting, created a couple of redirects from alternative versions of his name, and found several articles linking to him - see Special:WhatLinksHere/Philip_Manfield. Especially when someone doesn't use their first forename it's always useful to provide redirects from other versions of the name - we've now turned quite a few redlinks blue.

Another point: there's a useful template {{Cite ODNB}} - I've used it to replace your ref. Happy Editing. PamD 17:12, 27 June 2017 (UTC)


I suspect this user is a block-evading sock of Reno919. Letting you know that I've filed an SPI. – Train2104 (t • c) 17:10, 28 June 2017 (UTC)

Hi Brookie. I hope you don't mind, but I have extended your block on HappyTaffy34 (talk+ · tag · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log · SUL · CA · checkuser (log)) to indefinite, as the behavioral evidence is compelling that this is a sockpuppet account. Thanks, Mz7 (talk) 19:28, 28 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks - sounds sensible

Tatiana Kudashova[edit]

I don't understand why the page about Tatiana Kudashova was deleted, she is the vice-champion of the world in taekwondo on her weight category, isn't that important enough for an encyclopedia? (tJohnyCosta  19:57, 28 June 2017 (UTC)

You didn't establish her notability or evidence this with outside sources.

Administrators' newsletter – July 2017[edit]


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

Administrator changes

added Happyme22Dragons flight
removed Zad68

Guideline and policy news

Technical news


  • A newly revamped database report can help identify users who may be eligible to be autopatrolled.
  • A potentially compromised account from 2001–2002 attempted to request resysop. Please practice appropriate account security by using a unique password for Wikipedia, and consider enabling two-factor authentication. Currently around 17% of admins have enabled 2FA, up from 16% in February 2017.
  • Did you know: On 29 June 2017, there were 1,261 administrators on the English Wikipedia – the exact number of administrators as there were ten years ago on 29 June 2007. Since that time, the English Wikipedia has grown from 1.85 million articles to over 5.43 million.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:59, 6 July 2017 (UTC)


New Zealand TW-17.svg Thanks for supporting my run for administrator. I am honored and grateful. ) Cullen328 Let's discuss it 03:27, 24 July 2017 (UTC)