User talk:Buster7

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AWAY This user is non-permanently away from Wikipedia as of November 24, 2015. This is because I am on an unpaid sabbatical break. I will check in for updates.

Copyright issues in Wrigley Field renovations[edit]

Additional copyright issues[edit]

Okay, here it is: Wikipedia:Contributor copyright investigations/Buster7. These pages are marked to prevent indexing and are routinely courtesy blanked as soon as the review is complete. Fortunately, while you have many edits, the number of articles that need reviewing is relatively small. That may speed the processing, and I hope it will. This process is intended for the correction of content, so that we bring it in line with policy, and, again, you are welcome to contribute as above. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 22:25, 22 November 2015 (UTC)
Hi there, Moonriddengirl, may I ask that these discussions take place in a less conspicuous place? Posted to Buster's talk page, it has the appearance of a public shaming, even though the intentions were nothing but good, the overall effect may not be. Best, petrarchan47คุ 20:05, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
Don't worry. Moonriddengirl has already indicated that there should be no more notifications placed here. Zaereth (talk) 21:38, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
Perhaps someone can hat this, assuming it was meant only for Buster, and knowing that he has seen it. Thanks, petrarchan47คุ 22:50, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
  • And, more importantly, consider switching to a more discreet process. petrarchan47คุ 23:16, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Hi, User:Petrarchan47. If by discreet you mean "non-public," I suspect that won't really work. CCI is a community cleanup process. It is no single person's responsibility to clean up copyright issues; anyone from the community may take part in this workflow so long as they don't have a history of copyright violations themselves. There are a group of stalwarts (notably User:Diannaa and User:Wizardman who do this work, but a wide variety of editors have pitched in during the years that the process has been active. If anything, it needs more participants. If there are other issues, such as the visible use of a username, there have been discussions over the years about pros and cons. Currently, we substitute dates when people use real names, even if those real names may not be their owns. And, as noted above, the pages are not indexed and are courtesy blanked as soon as they are finished. All that said, if you want to propose a new process for WP:CCI, you should probably take it up at WT:CCI or WP:VPR. In terms of not communicating at a user's talk page, I'm afraid it remains the best place to address issues with people. It is not intended as a public shaming process, and it obviously has beneficial effect when it draws supportive and helpful comments like this one from clear well-wishers. These sections can be removed once read by the person for whom they are intended, just like any other user talk page section. I find the best way to get through these situations is to treat them like what they are - solvable problems - and to focus on fixing them as advised at WP:AGFC. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 02:55, 24 November 2015 (UTC)
MRG, thank you for this extended reply. I do think the editor could be pinged to a separate space, a workshop space perhaps, where none of his or her talk page stalkers will be aware of it. I think it's a matter of dignity. As I said, I can see clearly that your intentions are good, however in the final analysis, the effect of this public posting was probably not so good. As for helpful comments, the trade-off doesn't seem reasonable. If these discussion took place on a workshop page, a community interested in that work could be invited to comment. I don't intend to make a big issue out of formalizing this request. I'm sure there is a simple way to prevent this in the future, and I hope you and the team will consider making a slight change in procedure, per Streisand effect. petrarchan47คุ 04:26, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi Buster, I think you'll probably be feeling agitated but really there's no need. You're in safe and considerate hands with MRG, and any necessary rectifications are a simple matter of rewording by editors who are not driven by personal animosity and bad faith, but by a genuine neutral desire to make themselves useful by helping to create suitably compliant content—of whom there are plenty, I'm sure. So relax, collaborate in making changes if you feel so inclined, or alternatively swing by chez moi, pour yourself a Maker's, put your feet up on the stuffed cat (a perfect footstool, I find, but I warn you the whiskers are too ticklish for barefoot use), and take some time out to enjoy the snow-free vistas. Writegeist (talk) 23:11, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

Thank you,User:Writegeist. You have been a long and true friend. Our capacity to have a mutual "giggle" every now and then for the past 7-8 years has been enriching and inspiring. To ourselves and, hopefully to others. Recently I mentioned "The Plagiarism Police" on your talk page and that fact was brought to the attention of MRD on her talk page in an attempt to imply that I was deriding the process. I just want to take this opportunity to clarify that whenever I talk about The Plagiarism Police I only have ONE person/editor in mind. And it is NOT Moonriddengirl! There is NO vindictiveness in her purpose; NO malice in her intent. She and others like her are just doing their self-appointed job for the good of the encyclopedia and its readers. I'm truly sorry I have created so much work for them to have to deal with. Buster Seven Talk 06:33, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Editor of the Week - Thanks![edit]

Thanks so much for that honor - I am quite humbled by it. FYI, I checked the Editor of the Week page and the "Recognized For" says reviving the Percy Jackson project? I'm not sure that's what it should be - I have never been envolved with that. Thanks again. Hoppyh (talk) 01:19, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

FYI, the "Recognized for" field on the current award box is now blank. Hoppyh (talk) 16:05, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Buster Seven Talk 06:46, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:51, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

So many turkeys! And at last they're fighting back. (News headline: 'Turkey shoots down Russian jet'. So they have Thanksgiving in Russia?) Happy Thanksgiving, my friend! Lysistrata and I are on an economy drive (no, we don't have a Prius) so we're sharing a quail. Writegeist (talk) 19:49, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Monarchy of Canada[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Monarchy of Canada. Legobot (talk) 00:04, 27 November 2015 (UTC)