User talk:CapitalR

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Infobox journalist[edit]

You recently contributed to the Template:Infobox journalist. Your input is requested for the following discussion: Template talk:Infobox journalist#Twitter. Thank You. --Flyguy33 (talk) 06:53, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

MfD nomination of Template:Navbox/core/doc[edit]

Template:Navbox/core/doc, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Template:Navbox/core/doc and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Template:Navbox/core/doc during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 14:10, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

I already deleted it under CSD G8. Edokter (talk) — 14:16, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Navbox long[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:Navbox long has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward) - talk 10:17, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

Non-free rationale for File:Mass Prison MCI Shirley.gif[edit]

Thanks for uploading or contributing to File:Mass Prison MCI Shirley.gif. I notice the file page specifies that the file is being used under non-free content criteria, but there is not a suitable explanation or rationale as to why each specific use in Wikipedia is acceptable. Please go to the file description page, and edit it to include a non-free rationale.

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Non-free rationale for File:Mass Prison MCI Plymouth.jpg[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:NavigationBox athletic conference[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:NavigationBox athletic conference has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. WOSlinker (talk) 19:49, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

San Francisco meetup at WMF headquarters[edit]

Hi CapitalR,

I just wanted to give you a heads-up about the next wiki-meetup happening in SF. It'll be located at our very own Wikimedia Foundation offices, and we'd love it if some local editors who are new to the meetup scene came and got some free lunch with us :) Please sign up on the meetup page if you're interested in attending, and I hope to see you soon! Maryana (WMF) (talk) 19:36, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for helping with a NavBox issue that was perplexing me! Noleander (talk) 03:20, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

File:Massachusetts coat of arms.png listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Massachusetts coat of arms.png, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Varnent (talk) 09:39, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear CapitalR,


My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the community HERE, were it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.


Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your name HERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) 21:18, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

Documentation for gadget authors[edit]

I saw you had done some work on heavily-used gadgets. We're trying to start a library for gadget authors to use. Please check it out and post any questions or comments there. -- MarkAHershberger(talk) 02:28, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Invitation to events in June and July: bot, script, template, and Gadget makers wanted[edit]

I invite you to the yearly Berlin hackathon, 1-3 June. Registration is now open. If you need financial assistance or help with visa or hotel, then please register by May 1st and mention it in the registration form.

This is the premier event for the MediaWiki and Wikimedia technical community. We'll be hacking, designing, teaching, and socialising, primarily talking about ResourceLoader and Gadgets (extending functionality with JavaScript), the switch to Lua for templates, Wikidata, and Wikimedia Labs.

We want to bring 100-150 people together, including lots of people who have not attended such events before. User scripts, gadgets, API use, Toolserver, Wikimedia Labs, mobile, structured data, templates -- if you are into any of these things, we want you to come!

I also thought you might want to know about other upcoming events where you can learn more about MediaWiki customization and development, how to best use the web API for bots, and various upcoming features and changes. We'd love to have power users, bot maintainers and writers, and template makers at these events so we can all learn from each other and chat about what needs doing.

Check out the the developers' days preceding Wikimania in July in Washington, DC and our other events.

Best wishes! - Sumana Harihareswara, Wikimedia Foundation's Volunteer Development Coordinator. Please reply on my talk page, here or at mediawiki.org. Sumana Harihareswara, Wikimedia Foundation Volunteer Development Coordinator 21:15, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

9th Amendment[edit]

Hello CapitalR, You seem to be vandalizing a webpage. My current understanding of wikipedia policy is that the information that you have reverted is allowed to be there the way that it was because "the term "original research" (OR) is used on Wikipedia to refer to material—such as facts, allegations, and ideas—for which no reliable, published sources exist" and articles should be written in your own words while substantially retaining the meaning of the source material." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:OR Please explain your position. I do not wish to be in an edit war with you, but an edit war seems to be what you are engaging. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ghostprotocol888 (talkcontribs) 06:07, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Hi Ghostprotocol. First, please refrain from accusing me of vandalism and assume good faith -- I was simply removing what I felt were comments not necessary in the article and lacking proper references. If you would like to include those passages in the article, please find a reliable source to ensure the statements' verifiability. If you have questions on what constitutes a reliable source or would like help rewording the passage, I'll be happy to help out. The comments as they stand now appear to be a grammar lesson followed by your personal point of view, and are not backed up by references. The article doesn't really need a grammatical parsing of the text (comma placement discussion isn't really helpful), but can always do with referenced interpretations. As your additions to the article are under dispute (not just with me but another user as well), you should take it up on the talk page to help find a consensus before re-adding it. --CapitalR (talk) 06:14, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Non-free rationale for File:Westborough Lake Chauncy 1.jpg[edit]

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The Dark Knight Rises box office collections[edit]

Hello sir. I've seen that you've made edit on The Dark Knight Rises even though it is locked. Probably you have the privileges. If you can than please edit the box office section of the infobox of the movie. The movie has crossed over half a billion dollar while the infobox shows 337 million. Please if you can than correct this and update the article or please ask somebody else to do it. I can't because I don't have the privileges so I'm asking you to please do it. I will be highly thankful to you. --MegaCyanide666 (talk) 15:08, 01 August 2012 (UTC)

{{Qingdao–Taiyuan_High-Speed_Railway}} interwiki[edit]

Hi, it looks like your browser had problems processing Chinese characters in interwiki links, and I have re-added the links in {{Qingdao–Taiyuan_High-Speed_Railway}}. --Kakurady (talk) 00:08, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up. I realized I had done this on a few pages and fixed a few, but looks like I missed at least one! Thanks again, and let me know if others need fixing, --CapitalR (talk) 00:10, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

Template_talk:Czech_elections#Presidential_Elections_prior_to_2013[edit]

Hello, seeing that you have contributed to the Template:Czech elections, I would like to invite you to share your view on inclusion of presidential elections prior to 2013 to the list. Thank you, Cimmerian praetor (talk) 12:53, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle[edit]

Decemmber 8 - Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle - You're invited
Seattle Public Library
  • Date Saturday, December 8, 2012
  • Time 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location Seattle Public Library Meeting Room 1 on Level 4, Central Library, 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle WA, 98104
  • Event An editathon on Seattle-related Wikipedia articles with Wikipedia tutorials and Librarian assistance on hand.
  • Hashtag #wikiloveslib or #glamwiki.
  • Registration http://wll-seattle.eventbrite.com or use on-wiki regsistration.

Yours, Maximilianklein (talk) 04:00, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Great West Conference navbox[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:Great West Conference navbox has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Jrcla2 (talk) 21:33, 6 March 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 for deletion of Template:Nbsp![edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Nbsp! has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page.  Gadget850 talk 13:34, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

Hi,
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) 13:43, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Input requested[edit]

CapitalR, you made an edit on Templat:retired that's currently being discussed here . Your input would be appreciated. 19:22, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference navbox[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference navbox has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. UCO2009bluejay (talk) 22:07, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

Padlock-blue.svg Hello, CapitalR. 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]

Hello,

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) 20:33, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi CapitalR.

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)

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CSS styling in templates.[edit]

Hello, Just heads up that there is currently work on an extension in order to enable CSS styling in templates. Please check the document here to discuss best storage methods and what we need to avoid with implementation. Thanks --Melamrawy (WMF) (talk) 19:55, 3 February 2017 (UTC)