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Pauli Rodriguez

I am proving a valuable point. Also I will take this to the civil courts in order to get my name removed from conflict of interest page. Wikipedia is getting to neutral for me...when are humans only neutral? How can I be neutral in emotion? I am expressing my points as neutrally as I can. I do use notable resources. I rather keep this conflict of interest small don't you think? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Paulifan (talkcontribs) 01:06, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

Please relist Pauli Rodriguez wikipedia article. If appeal democrat is notable then why did you accept a wikipedia article about them. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appeal-Democrat. I was also noted in the Sacramento Bee several times, the capital newspaper of California and several times in the Appeal. I was also noted in several other newspapers in California. Please relist my article. Thank you!

maybe you should take the appeal democrat and sacramento bee articles down along with many others. Please remove me from the conflict of interest page, I want to add to my Pauli Rodriguez article. Pauli Rodriguez is a noteworthy person.

Paulifan (talk) 00:44, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

Template

{{helpme}}Is there some kind of template that will convert text such as Wikipedia:Requests_for_adminship/nominate to Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/nominate?  Btilm  18:45, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

I don't have any actual experience with it but it just so happens that this edit popped up on my watchlist recently and I noted that the user, stating in his edit summary he was using Wikipedia:AutoEd, corrected a link from underscores to regular links. Of course, if a page has tons of them, you can always hit Ctrl+a to highlight all, then Ctrl+c to copy, then paste (Ctrl+v) into Word or Wordperfect, and then use the program's find and replace function to replace all underscores with spaces (I did that on this page once, removing over 9,000 underscores in a single edit). Hope this helps.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 19:20, 24 October 2009 (UTC)
I had a look for a template that could do it, and couldn't find one - so I doubt one exists. It all rather depends upon why you want to do it anyway; if you could explain that, perhaps we could find a solution.  Chzz  ►  19:22, 24 October 2009 (UTC)
Well, I was creating something where I substituted text in a link and each separate word has an underscore between it.  Btilm  19:24, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

NewPageWatcher

{{adminhelp}}Is NPWatcher still broken? If not, can someone look at the requests page and grant permissions? Thank you.  Btilm  20:41, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, NPWatcher is still broken (it was broken by the software update we had not too long ago). When it is fixed, you should easily get permission to use it, as you appear to meet the general guidelines. Thanks, The Earwig (Talk | Contribs) 20:49, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

John Lynch (clergyman)

Thanks for the bits you sorted out on this new page, but "expences" wasn't a typo -- it is how the word was printed in the book I quotes (published in 1793). Is there a WP policy about literal accuracy in quotations of this sort? Vidoue (talk) 22:11, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

Well expences is actually an obsolete spelling of the word expenses. It is okay to say that. It is okay to use it, because is it still a word. I have no idea about the policy thing, though.  Btilm  22:15, 24 October 2009 (UTC)
That's the perfect time to use "sic". DS (talk) 02:56, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

Please review another editor

As you have recently requested to be reviewed at Editor review, please consider reviewing another editor to help alleviate the backlog. Thanks. Netalarmtalk 00:04, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Okay. I probably will do it. But first, what does an asterisk to the right of a username mean?  Btilm  00:13, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
It means that the user has not been reviewed by anyone yet. That was put in place (not by me) to allow reviewers to see who has yet to receive a review just by visiting the main [[WP:ER|Editor review] page. The asterisk is removed by the first person that reviews the user, along with the *<!-- Remove the ASTERISK next to the username and this TAG when you review this user --> {{Not yet reviewed}} message in the review itself. Thanks & if you have any more questions, please let me know. Netalarmtalk 00:18, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
I see that you have a SHA-512 commitment thing on your user page. What is that and how do I get one?  Btilm  00:21, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
Here is the documentation for that. A hash is a one way function, so only the user that created the hash will know what content was hashed. Example, the MD5 hash of "A" is "7fc56270e7a70fa81a5935b72eacbe29." There is technically no way for anyone else to know that "7fc56270e7a70fa81a5935b72eacbe29" was created by hashing "A", unless they also know that "A" creates that hash. Rainbow tables may be used to "crack" hashes, so consider hashing a longer string, making it impossible to find the original content. Netalarmtalk 00:37, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Account creation request interface

{{helpme}}I am not yet approved for the account creation request interface. I signed up days ago. How much longer will it take for me to get approved?  Btilm  03:14, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Sorry; these things can take time, and there's nothing I can do to speed it up - it's all volunteers, after all. There are very few users with permissions to grant access, and none are currently online for me to chase up. Please be patient; it is definitely in the queue for approval.  Chzz  ►  03:33, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Custer County

Because the edit changed the population in a table from 11,793 to 11,794 when we have a strongly reliable source ({{GR|2}}) for it being 11,793. Nyttend (talk) 04:18, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Oh. BTW, I wasn't trying to say you were wrong, but just so that I can do that in the future. I was using huggle, and is there any way to tell (in huggle) what the references are?  Btilm  04:21, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
I don't know. I've never used Huggle, so I'm not at all familiar with it. I have a few thousand smalltown articles on my watchlist (they get edited so rarely that I'm not swamped by tons of changes), and the Demographics sections are similar enough (including all having the same source) that the absence of this reference tag means nothing to me except that I need to restore it. Nyttend (talk) 04:24, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
Okay. Thank you. And, if you don't mind me asking, do you think I would pass an rfa? If not, why?  Btilm  04:26, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
I really don't know. Other than when I was nominated, I've almost never done anything with RFA, so I'm not too familiar with the process. I would guess that at least some people would be hesitant because most of your mainspace edits are vandal fighting: while that's obviously not trivial, many people believe that it's good for an admin to be experienced in adding content as well as preserving what's already there. Nyttend (talk) 04:33, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Person next to username

{{helpme}}Next to your username, there is a person thing. If there a file for that on wikipedia?  Btilm  15:33, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

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Yep, the file is File:User icon 2.svg. AJCham 15:51, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
Thank you!  Btilm  15:52, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
Is that actually the right picture? The one I've given is the one used on the Vector skin. If you are using Monobook, the picture would actually be File:User.gif - User.gif - AJCham 16:12, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
I'm good with either one. What I am doing (you might want to look at my user page) is getting a picture for CAT:HM.  Btilm  16:13, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

AWB

{{helpme}}Anyone using AutoWikiBrowser? The shortcut Ctrl + H to show/hide the bottom panel doesn't work. Does it work for you?  Btilm  00:28, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

No, it doesn't work for me either. You could report it in Wikipedia talk:AutoWikiBrowser/Bugs  Chzz  ►  00:51, 26 October 2009 (UTC)
Okay, I will. Thanks Chzz!  Btilm  00:52, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

Talkback

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Hello, Btilm. You have new messages at AzaToth's talk page.
Message added 23:52, 26 October 2009 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Amalthea 23:52, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

License

{{helpme}}How can I tell if I can use an image off of another website? Something about a GNU license? Please include a lot of wikilinks! Thank you.  Btilm  01:44, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

WP:Copyrights should get you started. Basically, though, Wikipedia follows these main rules with images:
  • All images must have copyright information including the creator, copyright holder (if different from first), source, and licence.
    Cheers, Intelligentsium 01:50, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

stub

{{helpme}}Okay. Say I am expanding a stub. Is there any way I can tell others that I am expanding it so that we both don't do it at once?  Btilm  01:59, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

I don't think you need to worry about that; the stub backlog is colossal. It's extremely unlikely that more than one person will expand the same stub at once. If you need reassurance, though, you can leave a note on the talk page. Intelligentsium 02:32, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

Iain Scott

Hello, I'm getting back to you about the Littlegreybird/Iain Scott page that I want to move to Iain Scott. I've read the MOS but I'm not sure what the new section is that you want me to add. I haven't put the notice on the articles linked to from Littlegreybird/Iain Scott as I'm not exactly sure how to do it. I have made some small changes after reading the MOS but I'm at a loss as to what the new section should be, can you please give me a little more instruction regarding what I need to do. Thank you. Littlegreybird (talk) 13:10, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

styling

{{helpme}}I have see the titles of pages that have an italicized title. How do I do that?  Btilm  23:12, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

{{italictitle}} - produces: {{italictitle}} this. Intelligentsium 23:24, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

The Green Mile

Please come reach consensus on the genre of The Green Mile (film) at this link. Thank you. > RUL3R>trolling>vandalism 00:30, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Deleted Edits

{{helpme}}What exactly is a deleted edit? I was looking at my edit count and it says I have 167 deleted edits.  Btilm  01:56, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

A deleted edit is an edit to a page that has been deleted, such as a CSD tagging, creating a page that is later deleted, etc. Only administrators can view deleted edits. Intelligentsium

Did I forget to thank you? ..

Admin mop.PNG Btilm ,Thank you for participating in my RfA, which passed nearly unanimously with 174 in support, 2 in opposition and 1 neutral votes. Special thanks goes to RegentsPark, Samir and John Carter for their kind nomination and support. I am truly honored by the trust and confidence that the community has placed in me. I thank you for your kind inputs and I will be sincerely looking at the reasons that people opposed me so I can improve in those areas ( including my english ;) ). If you ever need anything please feel free to ask me and I would be happy to help you :). Have a great day ! -- Tinu Cherian - 06:02, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Scripts

{{helpme}}Whatever happened to the tool that would alert you if you forget to fill in the edit summary? When I use twinkle, it automatically adds the user talk page that I editing to my watchlist. How do I make twinkle stop doing this?  Btilm  22:25, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Answer to the first: go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Preferences and choose tab editing. there mark Prompt me when entering a blank edit summary.  Ilyushka88  talk  22:32, 28 October 2009 (UTC)
Re question 2, try reading the Twinkle documentation - there is an option called watchWarnings. AJCham 22:39, 28 October 2009 (UTC)
Okay, I tried the twinkle thing, but it still adds it to my watchlist. Would you look at my monobook page? And, is there a way to produce the big space thing (something like an indention) without copying and pasting? Click edit this section and look below this text for an example of what I am talking about.  Btilm  01:22, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
It appears that your questions are answered. Is there anything esle that you want to know? Tim1357 (talk) 01:27, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
Well, my questions are not answered. Look at my last post please. I put it under this section because it goes together.  Btilm  01:29, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────I cannot edit your monobook page, only you can. I think the only way you can indent is to copy and paste from the twinkle document page. Try this:

if( typeof( TwinkleConfig ) == 'undefined' ) TwinkleConfig = {}; // DO NOT REMOVE THIS LINE - ALL TWINKLE SETTINGS AFTER THIS  TwinkleConfig.watchProdPages                =       false;

TwinkleConfig.watchRevertedPages        =        [];

TwinkleConfig.watchSpeedyPages  =        [];

TwinkleConfig.watchWarnings             =       false;

//END

Tim1357 (talk) 01:44, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

Tests

It was some gibberish about some alleged person allegedly born in the 1870s. Someone testing out what they can do on Wikipedia.

Why do you ask? DS (talk) 02:55, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

Well, actually, I think that would be more like A1. I saw the page before you deleted it and I really think you might have made a mistake....  Btilm  02:58, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
It doesn't matter. If anything, it was halfway between a G3 and a G10, but either way it was crap. There's a difference between "born in 1878 in New York" and "born in 1878 in New York, is dumb and stupid, HIS FAVORITE WORD IS PAPAYA".
I don't bother to use the CSD codes; instead, I just use what they mean. In this case, I decided to be generous and consider it a test of what Wikipedia will allow. DS (talk) 03:08, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
True. The point of Wikipedia is to make an encyclopedia. Not to discuss edit summaries.  Btilm  03:10, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

Space

{{helpme}}Is there a way to produce the big space thing (something like an indention) without copying and pasting? Click edit this section and look below this text for an example of what I am talking about.  Btilm  22:11, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

At the beginning of text, you can use colons (:), but I'm not sure for the middle. Please note that text in articles is not indented. Intelligentsium 22:34, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
Well, when I hover my cursor over the space in Edit mode, something like alt-text pops up under my cursor and says "Tab". FFLaguna (talk) 23:34, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
Do you mean {{-}}, {{space}}, {{s}} or {{break}} perhaps?  Skomorokh, barbarian  23:39, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
Current Helpme question This is what it looks like in WikiEd:
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Any solutions? In other words, this is like pressing tab on Microsoft Word. One more thing. How do I indent (by using :) the <pre></pre> box thing?  Btilm  01:31, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

In what situations do you want to put in the space? You may want to use {{indent}}, or you could just save the "big space" code you have in your sandbox, and copy&paste it when you need it. DigitalC (talk) 01:53, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

(edit conflict) I don't think a <pre> box can be indented.--Unionhawk Talk E-mail Review 01:54, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
(edit conflict) For uses of the "pre" tags, see Template:Pre/doc Cheers, Tim1357 (talk) 01:59, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

Oh, and as a general note, when a "helper" comes along, he or she will change the {{helpme}} template so that more "helpers" do not think that you still need help. If, after a while your "helper" hasn't responded, you can re-add the {{helpme}} template. Thanks, Tim1357 (talk) 02:02, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

WP:ACC

Could you please confirm you requested an account on the acc tool. --Chris 13:06, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

Yes, I have requested access to it.  Btilm  20:43, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
I've approved your account. Please read the guide and subscribe to the mailing list. Also if you have WP:IRC you can join us in #wikipedia-en-accounts --Chris 09:42, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Regex

{{helpme}}I am doing regex and want to find the following text:

[[eBay]]

How would I do that without the brackets interfering?  Btilm  00:52, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

You'd want to escape the brackets with: \[\[eBay\]\]. I think that should answer your question. — The Earwig (Talk | Contribs) 00:59, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
I am using AWB, and I tried to do this, but it wouldn't work. This is what the total regex code looked like: \b\[\[eBay\]\]\b. Any suggestions? Thanks.  Btilm  02:12, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
It depends, what are you trying to manipulate about the text? I can help you if you give me more specifics. You can talk to us instantly in this IRC Chatroom [2]. That would probably be quicker Tim1357 (talk) 02:23, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
I don't know why, I just don't like IRC. Here is what I am trying to do. I want to use RegEx to find text using AWB. I want to find [[eBay]], including the brackets. Since the brackets would interfere with the RegEx, you would have to use an interrupter. In this case, I used a backslash. \b\[\[eBay\]\]\b is what I came out with. I tested it and it would not find [[eBay]]. I might not be getting this whole RegEx thing. Is it in the language Perl? If so, is there an on-wiki tutorial on how to use it? Thank you.  Btilm  02:31, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Thats good, but I'd still like to know what you want to do with it. So, if you could, tell me what you want to replace [[ebay]] with. BTW, AWB is written in dotNET, so you'll have to use dotNET Regex.Tim1357 (talk) 02:37, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

Helpme Question I was looking up a dotNET tutorial, and I understand some of it now. But, why doesn't my expression work? I just want to learn how to use it. I just want to know why it isn't working.  Btilm  02:43, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
In all due respect, Btilm, Regex is a big subject. Whole books have been written on it. I can help you with specific problems, but I don't think either of us wants me to go through all of the details, and I don't think I know all of them. And in response to what I think is your question: there is no reason why you cant just say
find: eBay
and just ignore the brackets, and the regex will find all instances of eBay, weather or not it has brackets. Tim1357 (talk) 02:48, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
I just re-read your question, Im researching that out. Tim1357 (talk) 02:52, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
Okay. Thanks.  Btilm  02:56, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
Hmm, I can't find any reason why that wouldn't work. I would look here or go to AWB's Talk Page and ask for help there. Sorry I couldn't help. Nobody else here (the IRC) knows Regex. I don't even know it that well. See Category:User_regex for a list of users who know regular expression. Tim1357 (talk) 03:06, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

CheckUser

{{helpme}}I know what a checkuser is, but why is it such a big deal/commotion/responsability? Why isn't Jimbo a beurocrat?  Btilm  05:03, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

See WP:Checkuser. Basically, since they can see other editors' IP addresses and other private information, it's important that they be trustworthy; else there might be real-life consequences. Jimbo, as part of his "founder" rights package, can already perform crat functions. Tim Song (talk) 05:57, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
What Tim Song said, Checkuser results fall under the Wikimedia foundation's Privacy Policy. as the potential for off-wiki consequences, as stated above. Btilm, please don't use the helpme template every time you have a question, unless you cannot find the information elsewhere. Keegan (talk) 06:00, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

barnstar

here is a barnstar for signing my page.

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MediaWiki talk:Spam-whitelist

{{helpme}}I am editing user:btilm/top and I am trying to make a scroll bar. Here is a screenshot: Spamfil.png

Anyone got any suggestions? This shouldn't be in the blacklist. Thanks.  Btilm  05:42, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

See [3]. Tim Song (talk) 05:48, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
In other words, its a known bug. Tim1357 (talk) 05:50, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
Actually, it's not a bug. It's a feature. Tim Song (talk) 05:52, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
O really? I just assumed it was a bug because it was at bugzilla. Tim1357 (talk) 20:33, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Explicit

I've indented your !vote in Explicit's RfA, as you appear to have !voted twice. See [4] and [5]. Feel free to add to or change your original !vote, but please don't !vote twice! Thanks. — The Earwig @ 04:59, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Signature

I'd like to take you up on that offer, if you can make it something like User:Chzz's (see above) (with the link to user page and talk page) but without the yellow! I made a couple feeble attempts a while back, but didn't like any of the results. Skier Dude (talk) 04:59, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

I made a couple changes to the colours & added the arrow... I'm assuming now that all I need to do is paste the following into my preferences signature:
 Skier Dude  ► 
That would be nice - the round that is...
Seems to work, but it's putting a line break between the sig & date (I've tried it in the general sandbox & on a image talk page - same result). I've put the subst'd version at User:Skier Dude/sigre - can you see if it's a <div> problem? 06:53, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
The link to the user talk page works everywhere except when it's on the user's own talk page - same issue with doing this -> User talk:Btilm - it's a "feature" ;o) It's looking really good!!!! And thanks for the fix - I was just about to suggest the same after looking at your sig :)  Skier Dude  ►  07:00, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
It's locked per your request - know that even you can't edit it now... you can ask any one of us to change it or to undo the protection.  Skier Dude  ►  07:16, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
Updated - just a misting &nbsp, go fig :0  Skier Dude  ►  02:29, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

Offers

Thank you for your kind offer, but I already have a custom signature. It's a minimalist plain monogram of my initials. DS (talk) 12:05, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

No thank you. I'm happy with my signature. BencherliteTalk 22:05, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

abusefilter-view-private

I'm not sure how the rights are set for that. It may be one of the rights that administrators get. Sorry, but the details of the rights system isn't my area of specialty. —C.Fred (talk) 01:57, 5 November 2009 (UTC)


Speedy deletion and AfD

As a rule of thumb, don't nominate an article for deletion at AfD when it has a speedy deletion tag on it. In the case of The Stewards of Somerset, speedy deletion was clearly appropriate, so not only did I have to delete the article, but I also had to close the AfD. That article had such a clear lack of notability that no discussion was necessary. —C.Fred (talk) 04:10, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

According to WP:NOTCSD, notablilty is not sufficient to justify speedy deletion.  Btilm  00:57, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

ACC activity

I noticed some of your work on ACC today and thought i would offer a little help. I believe you may be going to the list of recently created accounts rather than the pending requests, which often get reserved within a few seconds. If you are looking over things to see how it works you don't need to reserve the requests. You may want to review WP:ACCG or/and join most of us on the IRCchannel #wikipedia-en-accounts. There is a bot on the IRC channel that notifies us when new requests come in. If you happen to use Firefox there is an add-on that you can install to join in the IRC discussion. Cheers delirious & lostTALK 04:28, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

I am using the firefox addon check4change. What is the addon you are referring to? All check4change does is refresh the page at a set interval and notifies you if something has changed. Thanks.  Btilm  04:54, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
Chatzilla for IRC chat. Sometimes 7 requests come in within 92 seconds. Other times there is nothing for 5 hours. The changes are dependent on the requests of prospective users, ie no set interval. ACCBot notifies of the requests on IRC as they come in. Other than for IRC i am a Chrome user so i have no idea what check4change is. delirious & lostTALK 05:04, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Film Victoria

Your comment in the Film Victoria AfD sounds like you are withdrawing the nomination, but I'm not quite sure enough to close the AfD with that outcome. If this is your intention, then feel free to close the AfD yourself (see Wikipedia:Deletion process#Articles for deletion page has instructions if you aren't sure how to do this) or, alternatively, you can clarify your statement on the AfD discussion page and someone else will do it for you.

If you aren't withdrawing the nomination, I'd clarify your statement accordingly. Thryduulf (talk) 14:17, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Altered Speedy Deletion rationale: Lewis Owen Clarke

Hello Btilm, and thanks for your work patrolling new changes. I am just informing you that I have deleted a page you tagged (Lewis Owen Clarke) under a criterion different from the one your provided, which was inappropriate or incorrect. CSD criteria are narrow and specific to protect the encyclopedia, and the process is more effective if the correct deletion rationale is supplied. Consider reviewing the criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions or problems, please let me know. Thanks again! NW (Talk) 00:01, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

Signature

DylanIloveYou (Talk) 00:35, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

 DylanIloveYou  ► 

Autoreviewer

According to the suggested guidelines the threshold is 75 valid articles, you're at 53 [6] (c. 3500 edits). I'd say you're at the upper "edge" of those that are granted Autoreviewer. If I were you I'd put your request at Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Autoreviewer - and if there's a problem there I'd put in my support for you.  Skier Dude  ►  04:11, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

RE:Proposed deletion of GorillaRadio

What can I do to keep it out of deletion? The Strikester 03:16, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

RE: Planets

Hello. Thank you for the displaytitle magic word. I will use that in the future. Anyways, I use the Minor Planet Center and the JPL's Solar System Dynamics for reference. --Merovingian (T, C, L) 03:50, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Hello again. I've gone through using displaytitle for all qualifying minor planet articles. Thought you might like to know. Cheers. --Merovingian (T, C, L) 05:04, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Ruth tester

Hello Btilm, and thanks for your work patrolling new changes. I am just informing you that I declined the speedy deletion of Ruth tester - a page you tagged - because: The article makes a credible assertion of importance or significance, sufficient to pass A7. Please review the criteria for speedy deletion before tagging further pages. If you have any questions or problems, please let me know. NW (Talk) 04:24, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Baytown Sun

I'm a well-established editor, I've put up the appropriate tags while I'm editing it, so give me a few minutes to add the appropriate sources. --nsaum75 ¡שיחת! 04:45, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

I'm sorry. I didn't see the tags. Just make sure it meets Wikipedia's nobility guidlines.  Btilm  04:48, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Your PROD of Baytown Sun

I have removed the prod you placed on this article because of the "underconstruction" and "inuse" tags on the article. It is bad faith to place any deletion tag on articles tagged with those I mentioned. In the future, please ensure the page you are tagging does not include either of these tags. ArcAngel (talk) 04:49, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Your CSD tagging of Veterans of American University

I have corrected the tag from db-person to db-company as the article is about an organization and not a person. I would suggest reading this section to ensure that you understand how to appropriately tag pages for speedy deletion. ArcAngel (talk) 05:01, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

It was actually suppose to be a copyvio tag. I had no idea how I selected person. Thank you for correcting me.  Btilm  05:04, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
If you use automated tools it's not hard to do, especially if you are trying to go fast. Best thing I can tell you is to double-check your selection before submitting. ArcAngel (talk) 05:07, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Please be a little bit more careful

Neither Nodi Swamy Navirodu Hige nor Nodiswamy naviroduhege nor Motor Pool (Biology) qualifies for A1 speedy. The first two contains more than enough context - the subject is a film by an Indian director who's famous - and indeed who, it turns out, has an Wikipedia article. The third one is a totally valid stub - by an established editor, no less. Please go over WP:CSD again; WP:FIELD and WP:WIHSD may also be helpful. Tim Song (talk) 06:16, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

CSD

Hello. 800 lb. Gorilla (band) has been nominated for speedy deletion under criterion A7—it's an article about a band, but it doesn't say why the band is notable. For an article to qualify for speedy deletion, it doesn't have to establish notability (in other words, it doesn't need to have sources), it merely has to assert notability.

As you know, A7 is just one of the criteria for speedy deletion.

If you're not sure whether an article qualifies for CSD, PROD it. You can use a summary of "questionable notability" if that's your concern. You can also try to Google the subject to see whether you get any meaningful hits.

I hope this helps. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 23:35, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Altered Speedy Deletion rationale: Mike bouras

Hello Btilm, and thanks for your work patrolling new changes. I am just informing you that I have deleted a page you tagged (Mike bouras) under a criterion different from the one your provided, which was inappropriate or incorrect. CSD criteria are narrow and specific to protect the encyclopedia, and the process is more effective if the correct deletion rationale is supplied. Consider reviewing the criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions or problems, please let me know. Thanks again! NW (Talk) 03:39, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

RE: ACW TLC

Sorry, but I think you've made a mistake...I did tag that article as A1. A Stop at Willoughby (talk) 04:11, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

  • No worries. I myself can't keep all the letter-number combinations at WP:CSD straight without having that page open. Best, A Stop at Willoughby (talk) 04:15, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Signature

Your signature is very long, well in excess of 255 characters, the limit on which the community have informally settled (an artifact of technical limitations adopted for prudential reasons). Please shorten it. Thanks, 69.210.140.216 (talk) 19:22, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

(Replying here; if you'd prefer that we keep the discussion on a single talk page, you should, o/c, feel free to continue here rather than on my talk.) No thanks; concerns are no less valid because they are raised by an anonymous editor. 69.210.140.216 (talk) 22:20, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
Sorry. I just saw that this was your first contribution. Besides, if you want to get into the discussion, it is here at the administrator's noticeboard.  Btilm  22:22, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
 Btilm 
How does that look? It's considerably shorter now. I've pruned most of the extraneous code; you can re-add the padding code, though the difference looks minute to me. copied from ANI Master of Puppets 23:15, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
No thank you. I have already made another sig and asked another admin to put it on my page. If you want to do it, visit wp:an.  Btilm  23:16, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
The other signature is still massive and contains a lot of code that is, in essence, doing nothing or nothing noticeable. Removing it would help users with slow connections a lot, and it would clear up editing as there wouldn't be as much code. You don't have to, and I can understand if you don't want to change it (heck, I used to have a massive signature), but please do think of others.
For ease of comparison (original and pruned one):
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Thank you, Master of Puppets 10:13, 10 November 2009 (UTC)
No thanks, I'm just going to stick w/ the multicoloured versions - easy enough for me to pick out on a page. Skier Dude (talk) 03:42, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

Adoption

I accept, I'm willing to learn from you the ropes and guidelines of Wikipedia. Thanks!ThemeParker (talk) 03:56, 11 November 2009 (UTC) Yes, I would like a custom signature. I hope I'm not a drain in your time, I've been in and around the site for years and I'm trying to start an editing career I can be proud of. Thanks for your time. :)ThemeParker (talk) 04:01, 11 November 2009 (UTC)


I need to clarify what time zone you're in, because I'm in GMT -5 or the US Midwest but I'm in the Eastern time zone. It's so we don't get confused as why one of us aren't responding to one another.ThemeParker (talk) 04:12, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

I use Opera, and it appears fine on my end.ThemeParker (talk) 04:14, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
It's not round, but I can see that it's blue. Save the time trick for tomorrow, I need to sleep and you'll have a message tomorrow afternoon. Thanks, Goodnight!ThemeParker (talk) 04:20, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
I'm ready at any time today, for you to show me the time adjustment method. BTW, how I do I input my signature?ThemeParker (talk) 14:51, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
Well, anything else you need to tell me on the road to the show? (wikipedia).ThemeParker 01:38, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

It works out fine, thank you! I'll come up with something eventually to create. Just not presently, I'll make sure to come to you when I do.ThemeParker 02:12, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Btilm, you may want to take a look at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/ItsLassieTime as you have adopted this editor. -- Collectonian (talk · contribs) 06:05, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Italic titles?

Has {{italictitle}} been approved as part of WP naming conventions? If so, it would seem that many, many articles have to be updated. Doing it without a consensus will leave WP inconsistent and doing it by hand will be tedious... — John Cardinal (talk) 00:38, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Re: Samuel Gwinn Plantation

I wasn't copying and pasting your text, actually. There's an infobox generator for NRHP articles which gives me the infobox and categories, and I wrote the text by hand. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 02:29, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 02:31, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
Perhaps, though I don't really have a problem with writing two sentences, especially since I usually have to correct something in the infobox anyway. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 02:38, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

I'm guessing you didn't actually look at the page.

At the very least it's nonsense/vandalism. HalfShadow 02:36, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Adoption

Hello, and thank you for the offer. May I ask what drew you to my account for adoption? What are your core beliefs? Have you reviewed my recent edits, and the controversy behind them? I ask because I want to make sure i know what I am getting into, and to make sure you know what you are getting into. I had a sig like yours, and other editors complained... Neuromancer (talk) 04:48, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Tell you more about the editors that have had a problem with me? Well, I have been accused of POV pushing, even though that is not what I think it is. I feel that a number of articles are presented from a biased POV, and I was trying, through very meticulous, well referenced, and eloquent edits, to change that. When that didn't work, I attempted to create a new article to include information which was not welcome by other editors of the article. They disliked the info so much, they nominated for deletion, and then ganged up to vote off WP. Neuromancer (talk) 07:34, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Please stop

Please don't use A1 tags on articles that have enough context. [7] tells you that it is an episode of a TV series. What else do you need? Tim Song (talk) 07:25, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Lead section???

I created a page of the NHRA's 2010 season for next year 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Season and you marked it as needing a lead section. Why does it need a lead section if it's going to be linked to the National Hot Rod Association article next year??? I created a similar page for this year's season 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Season and it is linked to the National Hot Rod Association and didn't require a Lead section. It's simply charts of the season schedule, their results, and driver point standings. TBird100636 (talk) 00:22, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Infobox generator

It's interesting, but I don't see how it saves that much work. I'm content with using the current infobox generator, and everything else doesn't really take that long to do; besides, I usually have to fix a few things in the infobox generator, so I'd still have to look over all of the articles. It's not a bad concept though, and if you developed the whole thing into an automated process (something like what User:Ram-Man used to create all the U.S. city articles) I would probably be more interested. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 20:34, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Review

I have reviewed you here. Hope it is ok for you. :) AtheWeatherman 18:26, 14 November 2009 (UTC)

Heh, your welcome. :) A DYK, which stands for Did You Know, is a feature running on the main page, that changes every 6 hours. See more here for more on it (I'm rubbish at explaining things well :D). You also get an award every time you get one of your articles feutured on the main page, like the one on my talk page for the Vercors Cave System. Had to brag there :) Hope this helps anyway. Regards. AtheWeatherman 19:56, 14 November 2009 (UTC)

Category:Unreviewed new articles created via the Article Wizard from September 2009

{{helpme}}Look at Category:Unreviewed new articles created via the Article Wizard from September 2009. I just finished emptying the category. I need to take it off category:Category:Unreviewed new articles created via the Article Wizard. How do I remove a (or this) hidden category? Btilm 19:40, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

requested deletion. Tim1357 (talk) 19:50, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
Deleted. m.o.p 19:57, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

redir

{{helpme}}I am trying to redirect CAT:UNA to Category:Unreviewed new articles created via the Article Wizard, but it shows up as an undated category. What is the problem? Btilm 02:21, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi again. The redirect page was being categorized by the link. Putting ":" (without quotation marks) in front of the namespace forces the piped link to be only a link. For example, you can use the same trick to stop an image from transcluding. E.g.: [[:Image:Example.jpg]] comes out as Image:Example.jpg. Hope that helps! Cheers, m.o.p 02:30, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

FT2

{{helpme}}I was looking at user:FT2 and saw that he said he was an admin, checkuser, and oversight, but he is not. I see that he has edited protected pages. Is there such thing as a de-user rights log? Btilm 02:50, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

He's a former checkuser oversighter and admin. The global rights log at meta lists the de-rightings at enwiki and other projects. :) Best, PeterSymonds (talk) 02:56, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

Fribbulus Xax's RfA

Face-grin.svg Thanks, Btilm, for supporting me in my RFA. It passed unanimously. I am very grateful of your input – if you have any further comments, let me know!
Fribbulus Xax (talk) 12:10, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

XmlException in ApiEdit.CheckForErrors

You recently reported this bug in WP:AWB. Can you reproduce it on demand? Can you describe a little bit more of what you 've been doing when it occurred? -- Magioladitis (talk) 16:57, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

Did you download the latest version (ver 4903)? A problem with uncategorised was fixed. -- Magioladitis (talk) 00:21, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

Can you write me an example of an article that should be tagged as uncategorised and it wasn't, please? /i think we can solve this easily. Th exception is more difficult but it may be related. -- Magioladitis (talk) 08:15, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Hole-in

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An article that you have been involved in editing, Hole-in, has been listed for deletion. If you are interested in the deletion discussion, please participate by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Hole-in. Thank you.

Please contact me if you're unsure why you received this message. -- PhantomSteve/talk|contribs\ 17:34, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

You are condescending

The way you treat users on this website is disgusting. I've seen more politeness from 5 year olds. If you are wondering what I'm talking about you can check my talk page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kangolcone (talkcontribs) 23:36, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

Ok

It is now at User:Btilm/AutoreviewSuggest. Its a basic template, you can tweak it however you like. To use it, just paste {{subst:User:Btilm/AutoreviewSuggest}} = don't forget to subst, and remember to add a sig, unless you add one to the template. Have fun! KillerChihuahua?!?Advice 12:08, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

Autoreviewer privileges

Hi, Thank you for the suggestions. I applied and privileges were granted almost instantly. Again, Thanks.Fsmatovu (talk) 00:55, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

Talkback

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Editor Review

Thank you for reviewing me for editor review. I greatly appreciate it! :-) --Michael Kourlastalkcontribs 04:03, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Afternoon Owls EP album cover.jpg

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Thanks for uploading File:Afternoon Owls EP album cover.jpg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of "file" pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "File" from the dropdown box. Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Skier Dude (talk) 05:44, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

Barnstar awarded!

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For completion of my request at the Wikipedia:Reward board. œ 09:18, 19 December 2009 (UTC)