User talk:Ceradon

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Another kitten for you![edit]


Regardless of how your RfA turns out I hope that I see you around Wikipedia for years and years and years. Have a kitten.

Chillum 02:39, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

Ditto. And fwiw, I think withdrawing the RFA was the right step. Take a few days off if needed, but hope to see you back soon. Abecedare (talk) 05:20, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Sorry it didnt work out. I never decided how to vote on this RFA, though I may have seemed as if I was leaning oppose. I stand by my earlier words in that now that I see the full story, I think this is forgivable and I hope you decide to stick around long-term and keep on editing for its own sake. Would you mind me (or anyone) removing the userrights from your alt account user:Gaivri'el that are not also on your main account? Soap 06:49, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
I also hope you don't leave. You are a very talented writer, and you are skilled at article management at FAC, which few are. The project is nowhere near completed, the task is urgent, and there are too few with the skill to help. There are, however, as ever, many who lack ability, except when it comes to detracting, and that's a pity. Sweep them off the table! There's work to be done.--Wehwalt (talk) 08:31, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Take care, and see you around. -- KTC (talk) 10:18, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
  • I was waiting for a few days monitoring the RfA hoping to see a full picture and any further disclosure. Though I'm not surprised you withdrew the RfA, I don't want Wikipedia to be the sort of place where mistakes and dumb decisions made years ago are a reason to never edit again, and in disclosing your previous accounts, you have done the right thing. I do hope you carry on with contributing to Wikipedia: writing articles and improving content, working on backlogs, patrolling, helping other editors etc. Ignore the drama, improve the project and if you ever feel stressed or angered, never be afraid to step away for a few days and have a nice long walk in the sunshine or whatever you do to relax. —Tom Morris (talk) 12:50, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Thank you all for your kind words and support. --ceradon (talkedits) 22:01, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

RFA Withdrawl[edit]

Hello, I have completed the withdraw procedures for your recent RFA. Thanks for your service, Nakon 06:58, 21 August 2015 (UTC)


Just a procedural note here, I've removed your edit filter manager user right as it's restricted for non-admins by default. If you still have a need for it, you can re-request it at Wikipedia talk:Edit filter. I'm very sorry for the way things turned out; I'll email you when I have some time to compose my thoughts. I absolutely still stand by the barnstar I sent you. Swarm 07:14, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

@Swarm: There's actually a precedent (namely Rich Farmbrough), for not removing EFM when an admin is desysopped. I think this is the kind of thing that should probably be clarified somewhere though. Sam Walton (talk) 09:18, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
@Samwalton9: If you look at Rich's log, EFM was actually removed before being re-granted on request. If someone already had EMF before sysop, I see no problem not removing it. However, if the EFM was self-granted, I do think it's a good idea for the user to make a formal request to be re-granted it. -- KTC (talk) 10:08, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
Ah, that's true, I forgot that. Sam Walton (talk) 10:33, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

Altbier award[edit]

Düsseldorfer Altbier.jpg GregJackP's Altbier Award for Content Creation
Willst du mit mir ein Altbier trinken, um die Autoren und Inhaltentwickler zu feiern? Lass dich nicht von die Wikianwälte beinflussen.

Hang in there, you have plenty of supporters. GregJackP Boomer! 18:40, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

You're not the only that can speak German, and it's rather offensive to us others who focus on the technical part of the encyclopedia.—cyberpowerChat:Online 19:05, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know. I'm sorry you are offended, but the award is for content creators. I'll look at rewording it however. GregJackP Boomer! 22:14, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
Changed the wording on the base template. GregJackP Boomer! 22:24, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
It is much better, but I hope I am one technical editor that can be of a positive influence on you content creators. Keep up the good work and thank you for rewording. :-)
P.S. The grammar is a bit incomprehensible. Would you like help fixing that?—cyberpowerChat:Online 22:31, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
Sure, my German has always been weak in grammar and with a heavy Texas accent. I could always ask for a dark beer, the check, and the restroom OK, but the rest was always somewhat mangled. GregJackP Boomer! 23:41, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
I'm not sure exactly how it's supposed to be worded, but here's how I'm reading it. "Do you have an old beer, to celebrate with me for Authors and Developers? Don't let the technical editors influence you."—cyberpowerChat:Limited Access 03:44, 22 August 2015 (UTC)
"Will you have an "Altbier" with me, to celebrate authors and content creators. Don't be influenced by technicians." What I'm trying to get across in my poor German is to have a beer with me, and Altbier is a specific style of beer, a German ale, from the northwestern part of Germany, like Rauchbier is usually from the Bamberg area. The second part is meant to convey a feeling of not letting those editors who insist on strict adherence to BS rules over creativity get you down. Technician isn't really the right way to convey that, I'm looking form more of a reference to a "rules nazi" without the nazi part. GregJackP Boomer! 04:09, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
Wikilawyer perhaps?—cyberpowerChat:Offline 04:15, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────That works. GregJackP Boomer! 04:38, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Formal: "Wollen Sie ein Altbier mit mir trinken, um die Autoren und Inhaltentwickler zu feiern? Lassen Sie sich nicht von die Wikianwälte beinflussen."
Informal: " Willst du mit mir ein Altbier trinken, um die Autoren und Knhaltentwickler zu feiern? Lass dich nicht von die Wikianwälte beinflussen."
There you go.—cyberpowerChat:Online 14:53, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, I went with the informal, much better to have a beer with friends, don't you think? GregJackP Boomer! 15:13, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
Indeed. I agree. :-)—cyberpowerChat:Online 19:59, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
Indeed. Limping along with Google Translate, I see that the last sentence essentially means that everyone who has not created content is worthless. (Am I right, Cyberpower?) Does anyone want a Wikipedia without anyone to revert vandals (who ruin content creators' work) and ensure that junk pages don't stay? I'm not at all hostile to content work, since I like working on articles myself and intend to improve more, but I don't want any part at all in some elite club that completely despises those who are more maintenance-oriented. --Biblioworm (talk) 21:54, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
Speaking of content, Biblioworm, how is Wessex going? --ceradon (talkedits) 22:00, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
Yes, you got it. I feel technical editors and content creators require a symbiotic relationship. Without the technical editors, Wikipedia would fall apart, and without the content creators, Wikipedia would rapidly become outdated and useless. I recognize the importance of contect creators as the fulfill the role of building the content of the encyclopedia, but technical editors fulfill the role of maintaining the structure of the site, and providing services such as bots and tools that are meant to assist content creators and other users. My most notable example is Cyberbot II 5 at WP:BRFA which is designed to help the content creators. I can say with certainty, when it's ready for deployment it will be well received by at least 90% of all content creators. The goal of it is to preserve sources, and always make sure a backup copy of the source exists should the original go down, as well as redirect to the backup copy if it does go down.—cyberpowerChat:Online 22:06, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
On Wessex, I'm currently looking at a source for the Roman period and searching for more information to add concerning the Saxon invasion. I tend to work rather slowly on articles, but I hope to get this one up to at least GA by the end of the year. It sounds like a long time, but the article almost completely lacks any quality sources and therefore needs a complete rewrite. --Biblioworm (talk) 23:20, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
Fair enough. Ping me when you need a GAN/FAC review (if you're going that high). Would be happy to copyedit/review. --ceradon (talkedits) 23:29, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
German grammar would require "von den Anwälten" (by the lawyers), --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:55, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

mail but you don't have to do anything if you don't want[edit]

{{ygm}}• Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 23:02, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

Read; replied. --ceradon (talkedits) 23:52, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXIII, August 2015[edit]

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Your GA nomination of James T. Brady[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article James T. Brady you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. GregJackP Boomer! 16:04, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

It's on hold for two minor issues on the prose, everything else looks good, so as soon as those get cleared up, I'll pass it. Regards, GregJackP Boomer! 16:32, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of James T. Brady[edit]

The article James T. Brady you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:James T. Brady for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. GregJackP Boomer! 03:57, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Palestine-Israel articles 3 arbitration case opened[edit]

You were recently listed as a party to a request for arbitration. The Arbitration Committee has accepted that request for arbitration and an arbitration case has been opened at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Palestine-Israel articles 3. Evidence that you wish the arbitrators to consider should be added to the evidence subpage, at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Palestine-Israel articles 3/Evidence. Please add your evidence by September 8, 2015, which is when the evidence phase closes. You can also contribute to the case workshop subpage, Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Palestine-Israel articles 3/Workshop. For a guide to the arbitration process, see Wikipedia:Arbitration/Guide to arbitration. For the Arbitration Committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:43, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Brian Austin Green[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Brian Austin Green. Legobot (talk) 00:07, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 26 August 2015[edit]

DYK for James T. Brady[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 09:43, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Let's have a beer to celebrate![edit]

Velkepopovicky Kozel beer.jpg Thanks for reviewing United States v. Kagama, a newly promoted featured article. GregJackP Boomer! 17:02, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
GregJackP, I just had Battle of Malvern Hill promoted to featured article status as well, so partying on my end too. Face-smile.svg --ceradon 20:57, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
Congrats! GregJackP Boomer! 21:21, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

United States v. Washington Featured Article Candidate[edit]

United States v. Washington is undergoing evaluation for possible promotion to Featured Article at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/United States v. Washington/archive1. If you feel up to it, I would love for you to stop by and assist in assessing this article. GregJackP Boomer! 17:28, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Sure, I'll review. Not before tomorrow though. Hope that's fine. Cheers, --ceradon 20:57, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
No hurry. GregJackP Boomer! 21:21, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

More Than a Woman (Aaliyah song)[edit]

Can you please protect the page and block the user Mulaj as they keep reverting my sourced edit and saying that a book doesn't count as a reliable source when it does; they have been vandalizing every single Aaliyah page and should be blocked if you can see about something please? Thanks (talk) 12:23, 30 August 2015 (UTC)


Look at the editor I reverted. Dunno if username violates policy. Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 08:42, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

@Lingzhi: Yup, I think it might be. "Disruptive or offensive username". Reported. --ceradon 10:11, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Roku[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Roku. Legobot (talk) 00:05, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 02 September 2015[edit]

Retrive deleted material[edit]

How do I get back my deleted article? I'm really struggling with how this site works its very confusing & I don't know who deleted it in the 1st place. Any help would be appreciated. The page title was "Hecate's Wheel" & it was deleted March 2015 VickiJazPrncess (talk) 03:14, 4 September 2015 (UTC)