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Feel Free to delete this as soon as you read it. You posted in talk on this article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Intraocular_lens . I'm looking for information on this subject and am asking you for help. I was hoping there was a way to implant a colored lens into each eye for the purpose of correcting light sensitivity damage / issue. Is there such a procedure? Any previous president? What would this specifically be called ? Please e-mail me back to Ceyockey@redhack.ca — Preceding unsigned comment added by 23.92.139.142 (talk) 02:05, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

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Backend as a service discussion[edit]

Hey Ceyockey, Thanks again for your thoughts over at WP:Companies about including provider names in the Backend as a service article. I'd like to invite you over to Talk:Backend as a service to participate in the discussion about how to handle this situation so that we can come to some kind of consensus. I'm also reaching out to another editor today, User:Kuru, who has been involved in the discussion at Talk:Backend as a service. Hope you'll have time to come by and provide some input! ChrisPond (Talk · COI) 18:54, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

Hey Ceycokey, I've posted some additional thoughts over at Talk:Backend as a service related to your discussion with Goodraise about using WP:FLC or WP:DUE to decide about including company names in the BaaS article. If you have time, think you could pop over and see what you think? (And thanks for your comment over at my talk about keeping my responses brief—it's helpful to keep in mind when participating in these discussions.) ChrisPond (Talk · COI) 15:33, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of List of people with surname Jones for deletion[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For fixing the dead link at Multiple chemical sensitivity. Thanks. WhatamIdoing (talk) 17:42, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

Merger/move proposal[edit]

I have proposed a "merger/move request" between List of U.S. state partition proposals and List of proposed states of the United States, because I feel there is considerable overlap. If you are interested participating in the discussion, please feel free to do so here. Thank you. Green Giant (talk) 22:20, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Ways to improve Strongbox (website)[edit]

Hi, I'm MrNiceGuy1113. Ceyockey, thanks for creating Strongbox (website)!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. The article needs a little elaboration

The tags can be removed by you or another editor once the issues they mention are addressed. If you have questions, you can leave a comment on my talk page. Or, for more editing help, talk to the volunteers at the Teahouse. MrNiceGuy1113 (talk) 04:34, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion nomination of Claris Lifesciences[edit]

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Articles for Deletion: Adams Crossroads, Delaware[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Your typing is awesome. Your reward is this barnstar. ;) Epic YouTuber 02:16, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:ISO639[edit]

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A cupcake for you![edit]

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Opting in to VisualEditor[edit]

As you may know, VisualEditor ("Edit beta") is currently available on the English Wikipedia only for registered editors who choose to enable it. Since you have made 100 or more edits with VisualEditor this year, I want to make sure that you know that you can enable VisualEditor (if you haven't already done so) by going to your preferences and choosing the item, "Enable the visual editor. It will be available in the following namespaces: $1". This will give you the option of using VisualEditor on articles and userpages when you want to, and give you the opportunity to spot changes in the interface and suggest improvements. We value your feedback, whether positive or negative, about using VisualEditor, at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback. Thank you, Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:21, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

Widrow listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Your helpful DSM-5 edits[edit]

Hello Ceyockey; Your name on the DSM-5 edit page indicated you might have the actual manual available. On the Schizophrenia Talk page, there is a list of DSM-5 transition edits identified for upgrade from DMS-4 residual edits still on the old version of the Page being currently displayed. This is one of the few FA psychology pages and can use a little help or comment. Things have been slowed down in making the DSM-5 transition edits there since not all the editors at that wikipage actually have the DSM-5 in hand. Could you glance at this? BillMoyers (talk) 16:17, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Achara clan[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Dabas[edit]

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Journal redirects[edit]

Hi, thanks for creating all those journal redirects from abbreviations, former names, and such. I know it's tedious and a bit boring, but it is very useful because they are used in many citations and this way users can easier find the journals (especially if they're linked). I have one small request: we usually tag such redirects on their talk pages for the WPJournal project using {{WPJournals|class=Redirect}}. It's not essential and if you feel it is too much, don't bother with it, eventually someone will get around to it (there's no deadline after all). Anyway, thanks for your help with WPJournals! --Randykitty (talk) 10:56, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

WP:MEDRS[edit]

Please use high quality secondary sources as refs. Popular press is not typically reliable. Best Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 15:55, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

I need your help[edit]

Hi, I've been bullied by an administrator and I want to report him. I've asked him to link me to the admin report page on Wikipedia but he refuses to do so. He is using a very aggressive tone towards me. Reply in my talk page please. Thank you. Tibullus (talk) 16:50, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

VisualEditor issue[edit]

Hi Ceyockey,

VisualEditor is adding some weird span tags to your references (and then removing them the next time you edit the article). Can you tell me what web browser/OS/skin you're using? Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 06:53, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I appreciate it. You're the first person who wasn't using Windows, so that's really important. I think that both of my weird problems are all associated with Chrome so far (but that's the most popular browser, so it could just be chance). If you figure out how to reproduce it, or even have any guesses, then please let me know. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:32, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your generous offer. I'd love it. The fastest way to see the errors is to see this RecentChanges list. About half of them have a span problem—actually, about half of them show VisualEditor cleaning up a span problem that it introduced in the previous edit. It's only the removal that is flagged. I thought for a while that there were two separate span bugs, but now I think it's just one.
The official sandbox for VisualEditor is at mw:VisualEditor:Test. However, I believe that you can edit any page in userspace with VisualEditor, even if you're logged out. Just visit the page and paste ?veaction=edit onto the end of the URL. Feel free to use User:Whatamidoing (WMF)/sandbox if you want. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Whatamidoing_(WMF)/sandbox?veaction=edit edits the page. "Sandbox2" is where I've been swapping in articles for testing, if you prefer that; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Whatamidoing_(WMF)/sandbox2?veaction=edit will take you to that. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 01:01, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the update. {{cite news}} is also affected (see the very end of this diff, on the left column). I don't remember seeing a citation template that had a span problem and did not contain a URL, so perhaps that's a clue.
However, I've found two that have no URLs and no refs: This one doesn't involve a ref. This one seems to appear after the {{as of}} template. However, it's possible that these are separate problems. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 05:38, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
Hi Ceyockey,
I triggered this bug yesterday on a private wiki with {{highlight}}. It's bug 59653http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=59653, and I'm going to add a link to your sandbox.
Have you been able to trigger this without (ever) copying and pasting anything (in that entire editing session)? Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:24, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries[edit]

Hi Ceyockey, I'm not exactly sure what you meant to do in [1], but there's something wrong with the result. cite web is used in the external links. In any case, the link doesn't work an expected anymore (it now brings to the homepage). --Chealer (talk) 17:43, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

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SciSearch and SCISEARCH[edit]

Hi, I'm surprised that you deleted these redirects without any discussion. The redirects were correct. SciSearch is an alternative portal to the Science Citation Index. I would appreciate if you could restore the redirects. Thanks! --Randykitty (talk) 06:43, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of Dabas[edit]

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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)

Valencia Assembly Plant[edit]

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Category:Cities of Romania served by tramway systems[edit]

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American or United states categories[edit]

Hi,

I noticed you have created a new "American" category. I would appreciate your input at Category talk:American law by year#Why not create Category:United States law by year instead. Thanks, Ottawahitech (talk) 01:55, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

following was composed before your addition of the specific category you were looking at, but remains relevant'

If you are referring to something like "Category:American companies established in XXXX", I started down this road and have since abandoned it ... I think that using the "establishments" categories are sufficient, which fall in the "xxxx in the United States" category tree. My thought was that by year by country would be a good matrixing, but it turns out to be less helpful than initially thought; it would be better to cross-product the company/year/industry with year/country in a soft manner than do a hard set company/year/country .
As for US Law by year ... consider "1999 in United States law" or "1999 in American law" as a subcat of Category:1999 in law, similar to the existing Category:1999 in Australian law; this could be a co-subcat of Category:1999 in the United States. --User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 02:12, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

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Deletion issue[edit]

Hello. I will need you advice and help on the matter. On 24 December 2014, you discussed the AfD proposal with the keep vote, while making my point when I was creating the article. The article was pretty much (95%) translation from Russian Wikipedia with the minor adjustments for use on English version. The fact that I was not even notified by the nominator rose my suspicion. According to my Wikipedia experience so far, this should be No consensus or even Keep, but the deletion admin decided otherwise. I require that the decision be reviewed. I hope you will be able to help. Thank you in advance. Cheers! --BiH (talk) 21:49, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

  • Notifying the creator of an article that it is being discussed for deletion is a courtesy and not a requirement. The article was on AfD for 3 periods before being deleted, plenty of time to garner input. The 'delete' and 'keep' suggestions are not votes. Ultimately, the closing person judges whether to delete or keep or render another outcome based on the input from all parties and the closure might end up being controversial. To request undeletion after the article has gone through AfD, go through WP:DRV. Another possibility -- did you submit to WP:QTN? --User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 00:17, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

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Dustup over Kimberly Thompson[edit]

See Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#User:KTMUSIC1 and article Kimberly Thompson for the scoop.

Accusations against me certainly have my eyebrows raised, but the assessment that I only made two edits - both reverts - to the article in question are accurate. Jack Palance said it best ... "...I don't even know who the hell you are!" --User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 00:23, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

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Thank you for your comment at Wikipedia#Village Pump (technical)#Infoboxes. I wonder whether you really mean to use a double negative at the beginning of your comment. The double negative would seem to cancel each other out, producing an affirmative statement. CorinneSD (talk) 19:47, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

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iso4 journal titles[edit]

Hey Ceyockey,

Could you give me a link to the policy/MOS entry/whatnot you're basing the tweaks you're making to journals on? Right now it seems like kind of an unnecessary change. Thanks, Ironholds (talk) 23:36, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

And can you please stop making those changes until you've gone back and fixed the ones you've already made? this form makes the references readable but most of your edits don't bother with the name and just use a raw hard-to-read wikilink. Ironholds (talk) 23:38, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Actavis/Allergan[edit]

I am reaching out because you have recently edited the Actavis, Allergan or a similar company’s page, and would like your help. Actavis made the announcement this morning that they are transitioning to the Allergan name effective today.

See the press release here http://www.allergan.com/news/news/thomson-reuters/actavis-plc-is-now-allergan-plc.

We would like to redirect the current Actavis page to the Allergan page, and merge the content found on both.

We’d appreciate your help in vetting the edits we submit and ensuring that our changes meet Wikipedia community guidelines and standards. We plan to start the migration today.

Appreciate your help.

LANEYC (talk) 13:05, 15 June 2015 (UTC)LaneyC
  • @LANEYC: A simple redirection would not be appropriate. The general content guideline (not a rule, but a suggestion) established by WP:WikiProject Companies is that "An article should be about a company and its predecessors..." This is sometimes quite difficult to do given two companies of long histories and a practical decision as to at what point a joint article picks up is important in these cases. In the present case, both companies were (according to current text) established in 1983, 32 years ago, and a complete and seamless merge of the two articles would be difficult but not impossible. My suggestion would be to do something like this:
    a) change the name of the current Allergan to Allergan (historical company), but do not leave a redirect when the article is moved.
    b) change the name of the current Actavis to Allergan, and leave behind a redirect; the redirect can be tagged with {{redr|from former name}}
    c) edit the Allergan (historical company) to cap it off as a now defunct company, indicating it had been acquired by Actavis, which subsequently changed its name to Allergan
    d) in the Allergan article, make sure that the original name is well established as "Actavis" and that it was only after acquisition of "Allergan" that it changed its name.
It might not be a bad idea to put the request you put to me on the talk page of one and x-ref the other, and outline the solution you propose, which might be just what I've outlined here.
--User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 00:34, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

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Comply with Wikipedia licensing terms of reuse[edit]

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Rhodes Bantam[edit]

I have no opinion on the actual AfD itself, but I think your close was inappropriate. Unless you have added dozens of sources, I believe that !voting keep on the AfD instead of closing it is a much better option, as the consensus was towards deletion, and it is not practice to !vote by closing. Esquivalience t 21:51, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

@Esquivalience: I do not feel my close was inappropriate and I do not consider my close to be a surrogate for !voting. Thanks for your opinion on the matter. You could re-nominate for deletion, or take it to deletion review, or edit as you feel appropriate. --User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 01:20, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
Taken to deletion review - but please explain why you feel this closure was appropriate in place of a normal keep !vote. Esquivalience t 01:34, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

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Open/closed access[edit]

I noticed that you added "closed access" templates to several sources at cosmic microwave background for which the journal itself is closed-access, but the citation included a version on arxiv. Shouldn't this count as open access ("green" open acess in the language of the open access article)? Has there been discussion on this? --Amble (talk) 19:19, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

I didn't mean to complain about your edit or to say that you should revert it -- I was truly just looking for more information. I haven't used the open and closed access templates before. They seem useful, so I was curious about how they are being used. Thanks. --Amble (talk) 15:50, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
@Amble: As far as I could tell from some searches the issue has not been discussed. It is a legitimate one and one that kind of confuses the whole copyright issue for academic papers in the physical sciences; the biological sciences tend to be more clear cut as there isn't a repository quite like arxiv, and the notion of "previously published" is handled differently between the two domains. I reverted as I'd done found this confusion and didn't have time to further pursue it. It's bubbling in the back of my brain and might resurface with some commentary at the appropriate places later (i.e. a couple of months or more). --User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 21:18, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
OK, thanks. I imagined the purpose of the templates was to indicate to Wikipedia editors that they can read the source without going through a paywall; in that case, arxiv would be good enough. However, if the idea is to indicate licensing status, and alignment with some notion of what open-access publishing is about, then of course there might be other requirements. --Amble (talk) 22:18, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

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Nomination of List of semiaquatic organisms for deletion[edit]

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Entecavir[edit]

Please review this edit at Entecavir. Template:Infobox drug offers melting_point + melting_high + melting_notes, but I don't see a way to accommodate your text—the infobox is currently showing an error because all the text is being passed to {{convert}} which requires a number. I guess melting_point could be "220" and melting_notes could start with "or more", but that's not the same as >220. Johnuniq (talk) 05:35, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

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Help with MetLife?[edit]

Hi Ceyockey, I am looking for editors who might be interested in updates and corrections for the MetLife article and I came across your name while poking through edit histories for various similar companies; I saw that you made some constructive edits on the Aetna article recently. Given that you also seem to generally be interested in updating company pages, I wondered if you'd be interested to take a look at MetLife. I've put forward some edits there as part of my work (I work for an agency called Beutler Ink and we are providing consulting to MetLife) and would like editors to review my suggestions, rather than making edits myself. There are some small requests that I've made recently about updating existing material to improve the references, chronology and accuracy. If you couple spare a few minutes to take a look, I would be grateful. Thanks in advance for any feedback you can give. 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 21:13, 9 December 2015 (UTC)

  • @16912 Rhiannon: I think soliciting assistance from established editors with no potential conflict of interest is a good way forward. I've had some history in being "called out" for some CoI edits in the past (not on Wikipedia, but on the internet at large), so I understand the need for indirect and non-involved editing to prevail. Thanks for reaching out and I'll take a look. --User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 03:42, 10 December 2015 (UTC)
Thanks so much! Appreciate any time you can spare. 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 13:12, 10 December 2015 (UTC)
Hi there Ceyockey, hope you're having a good week. I was wondering if you've had a chance to take a look at my open request at Talk:MetLife yet? Thanks, 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 15:14, 16 December 2015 (UTC)
@16912 Rhiannon: Hi. I've had little time to do editing recently due to accelerated work obligations. However, I'm easing into unplugging from work and had started to do some editing on the article. This is what I did this evening, which includes a rewrite of the opening of the Products and Services section. --User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 03:47, 17 December 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for diving in and making some edits! I see you've added a section about the corporate structure. I'd previously put forward a draft that might help with that, you can see here in the Corporate overview I'd put together that the current structure was put in place in 2011, when the company restructured into several global business units. I wonder if that information could be used to update the first part of what you have? For instance, the five segments are no longer accurate as they've been replaced by this new global split. Also, if you have time, you'll see on the MetLife Talk that I've pointed out a few issues with some existing material in the article, would be interested in your thoughts on that. Thanks, 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 06:04, 17 December 2015 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion issue on List Page break off of surname page - help request[edit]

Hello,

Recently I did a rewrite/reorganization of White (surname). I quickly realized that the list of real and fictional people would make the article too long. I created List of real and fictional people with the surname White and within 2 minutes had it cited for speedy deletion.

I marked the talk page appropriately protesting the speedy deletion and referred to Talk:White (surname)#Rewrite.2Freorganization which I wrote the following.

I followed Wikipedia:WikiProject Anthroponymy/Standards to rewrite or reorganize this article.
As per MOS:DABNAME the List of real and fictional people with the surname White is too long for the primary article White (surname). As per MOS:DABNAME - "For short lists of name holders, new sections of Persons with the surname Xxxx or Persons with the given name Xxxx can be added below the main disambiguation list. For longer lists, create an anthroponymy list article and link to it from the disambiguation page. If it isn't clear that the article includes a list, consider mentioning that in the description."
As per WP:INTDABLINK - created a list that points directly toward the relevant article. "With few exceptions, creating links to disambiguation pages is erroneous. Links should instead point to a relevant article." Jrcrin001 (talk) 21:54, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

The List page and contents was quickly deleted.
11:25, 25 December 2015 Metropolitan90 (talk | contribs) deleted page Talk:List of real and fictional people with the surname White (G8: Talk page of a deleted page)
11:25, 25 December 2015 Metropolitan90 (talk | contribs) deleted page List of real and fictional people with the surname White (A10: Recently created article that duplicates an existing topic, White (surname))

The White (surname) page was reverted to the way it was before I started. The cleanup, infobox, et cetera all gone. All the work gone.

Question. Did I follow the guidelines wrong for such articles? Any idea what I did wrong? Curious. Jrcrin001 (talk) 06:02, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

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Category:Food companies by year of establishment has been nominated for discussion[edit]

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Category:Food companies by year of disestablishment has been nominated for discussion[edit]

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Tech News: 2016-06[edit]

18:58, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Maiorana[edit]

Hi User:Ceyockey, can you take a look at the Maiorana surname article and add some links, categories (like occupational names) and maybe more info, like you did with the Ball (surname) article? Because I've seen the Ball page and you are good at wording name articles and adding links. It would be much appreciated, cheers. Feel free to re-word it. --Emperorofthedaleks (talk) 20:02, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

@Emperorofthedaleks: Thanks for the kind words. I will spend some time on this in a couple of days. Being a relatively rare surname, there might not be a lot of accessible published material, but we'll see. --User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 02:10, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
Alright, User:LlywelynII has, only after I written this, changed the article and added information, but still any extra info you can add would be great, thanks. --Emperorofthedaleks (talk) 04:00, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
Yup. My edits were only based on cursory googling. If you have source texts on surnames, they'll be more authoritative. — LlywelynII 13:35, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
Not sure what User:Emperorofthedaleks' issue with this topic is, but he seems to have eliminated a well-sourced text 12 hours after you were done refining it and replaced it with an unsourced and unlikely conjecture. Now he asked me for help with it. I did so by restoring your page with some interlanguage wikilinks to four more people. No idea why he asked me, but he has asked many people over the course of a month. See also this discussion, User talk:Dbachmann and User talk:LlywelynII. Afasmit (talk) 06:28, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

Capone (surname)[edit]

Hey User:Ceyockey, I've just created a new page for the surname Capone and was hoping you'd be able to add some links, references and maybe reword some of the information I've added, because you know how to word a surname article better than I do. Appreciate it, cheers. ♦EMPEROR of the DALEKS♦ talk 20:08, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-07[edit]

16:16, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

Redirect categorization[edit]

Hi Ceyockey! You've been interested in redirect categorization and the This is a redirect template in the past, so I wanted to let you know that there is a discussion at Template talk:This is a redirect#One parameter that might interest you.  Good faith! Paine  20:38, 17 February 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia library Newspapers.com renewal[edit]

Your free one-year account with Newspapers.com will end on March 2 2016. Newspapers.com has offered to extend existing accounts by another year. If you wish to keep your account until March 2 2017, please add your name to the Account Renewal list here. I'll let Newspapers.com customer support know, and they will extend your subscription. If you don't want to keep your account for another year, you don't have to do anything. Your account will expire unless I hear from you that you want to keep it. HazelAB (talk) 14:00, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-08[edit]

18:22, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

VisualEditor News #1—2016[edit]

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If you select the top of a column or the end of a row, you can quickly insert and remove columns and rows.

Now, you can also rearrange columns and rows. Click "Move before" or "Move after" to swap the column or row with its neighbor.

You can read and help translate the user guide, which has more information about how to use the visual editor.

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor Team has fixed many bugs. Their workboard is available in Phabricator. Their current priorities are improving support for Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Indic, and Han scripts, and improving the single edit tab interface.

Recent changes[edit]

You can switch from the wikitext editor to the visual editor after you start editing. This function is available to nearly all editors at most wikis except the Wiktionaries and Wikisources.

Many local feedback pages for the visual editor have been redirected to mw:VisualEditor/Feedback.

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Future changes[edit]

The single edit tab project will combine the "Edit" and "Edit source" tabs into a single "Edit" tab. This is similar to the system already used on the mobile website. (T102398) Initially, the "Edit" tab will open whichever editing environment you used last time. Your last editing choice will be stored as an account preference for logged-in editors, and as a cookie for logged-out users. Logged-in editors will have these options in the Editing tab of Special:Preferences:

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The visual editor uses the same search engine as Special:Search to find links and files. This search will get better at detecting typos and spelling mistakes soon. These improvements to search will appear in the visual editor as well.

The visual editor will be offered to all editors at most "Phase 6" Wikipedias during the next few months. The developers would like to know how well the visual editor works in your language. They particularly want to know whether typing in your language feels natural in the visual editor. Please post your comments and the language(s) that you tested at the feedback thread on mediawiki.org. This will affect the following languages: Japanese, Korean, Urdu, Persian, Arabic, Tamil, Marathi, Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Thai, Aramaic and others.

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Tech News: 2016-09[edit]

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Tech News: 2016-10[edit]

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Tech News: 2016-11[edit]

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Tech News: 2016-12[edit]

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Tech News: 2016-13[edit]

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Correction[edit]

Hi User:Ceyockey, Maiorana article might need some correction on phrasing or wording, hope you can help, thanks. --Emperorofthedaleks (talk) 15:54, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-14[edit]

22:13, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

Do you want one Edit tab, or two? It's your choice[edit]

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The editing interface will be changed soon. When that happens, editors who currently see two editing tabs – "Edit" and "Edit source" – will start seeing one edit tab instead. The single edit tab has been popular at other Wikipedias. When this is deployed here, you may be offered the opportunity to choose your preferred appearance and behavior the next time you click the Edit button. You will also be able to change your settings in the Editing section of Special:Preferences.

You can choose one or two edit tabs. If you chose one edit tab, then you can switch between the two editing environments by clicking the buttons in the toolbar (shown in the screenshots). See Help:VisualEditor/User guide#Switching between the visual and wikitext editors for more information and screenshots.

There is more information about this interface change at mw:VisualEditor/Single edit tab. If you have questions, suggestions, or problems to report, then please leave a note at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback.

Whatamidoing (WMF) 19:22, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-15[edit]

20:44, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

Newspapers.com renewal[edit]

Your account has been extended for another year. All the best, HazelAB (talk) 17:24, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-16[edit]

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Tech News: 2016-17[edit]

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Tech News: 2016-18[edit]

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Tech News: 2016-19[edit]

23:22, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

Blank space listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Tech News: 2016-20[edit]

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Tech News: 2016-21[edit]

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Tech News: 2016-24[edit]

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Tech News: 2016-25[edit]

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Tech News: 2016-26[edit]

15:42, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Editing News #2—2016[edit]

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Place the cursor where you want to display the references list (usually at the bottom of the page). Open the "Insert" menu and click the "References list" icon (three books).

If you are using several groups of references, which is relatively rare, you will have the opportunity to specify the group. If you do that, then only the references that belong to the specified group will be displayed in this list of references.

Finally, click "Insert" in the dialog to insert the References list. This list will change as you add more footnotes to the page.

You can read and help translate the user guide, which has more information about how to use the visual editor.

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor team has fixed many bugs. Their workboard is available in Phabricator. Their current priorities are improving support for Arabic and Indic scripts, and adapting the visual editor to the needs of the Wikivoyages and Wikisources.

Recent changes[edit]

The visual editor is now available to all users at most Wikivoyages. It was also enabled for all contributors at the French Wikinews.

The single edit tab feature combines the "Edit" and "Edit source" tabs into a single "Edit" tab. It has been deployed to several Wikipedias, including Hungarian, Polish, English and Japanese Wikipedias, as well as to all Wikivoyages. At these wikis, you can change your settings for this feature in the "Editing" tab of Special:Preferences. The team is now reviewing the feedback and considering ways to improve the design before rolling it out to more people.

Future changes[edit]

The "Save page" button will say "Publish page". This will affect both the visual and wikitext editing systems. More information is available on Meta.

The visual editor will be offered to all editors at the remaining "Phase 6" Wikipedias during the next few months. The developers want to know whether typing in your language feels natural in the visual editor. Please post your comments and the language(s) that you tested at the feedback thread on mediawiki.org. This will affect several languages, including: Arabic, Hindi, Thai, Tamil, Marathi, Malayalam, Urdu, Persian, Bengali, Assamese, Aramaic and others.

The team is working with the volunteer developers who power Wikisource to provide the visual editor there, for opt-in testing right now and eventually for all users. (T138966)

The team is working on a modern wikitext editor. It will look like the visual editor, and be able to use the citoid service and other modern tools. This new editing system may become available as a Beta Feature on desktop devices around September 2016. You can read about this project in a general status update on the Wikimedia mailing list.

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Tech News: 2016-27[edit]

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Tech News: 2016-28[edit]

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Tech News: 2016-29[edit]

12:01, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Highbeam OK?[edit]

Is your HighBeam access working OK? I ask because others are having probs.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 01:32, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

  • @Lingzhi: it seems to be, yes. Just logged in and did a search and clicked through a search result without problems. I'm using Chromium on Linux (Version 51.0.2704.79 Ubuntu 16.04). --User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 01:41, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
    • Tks for your help!  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 01:42, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-30[edit]

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Tech News: 2016-31[edit]

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Tech News: 2016-32[edit]

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Tech News: 2016-35[edit]

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Tech News: 2016-36[edit]

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Tech News: 2016-37[edit]

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Tech News: 2016-38[edit]

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Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Tech News: 2016-39[edit]

18:07, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Restaurant categories[edit]

Restaurants are not considered retail companies. The website restaurants.com says a restaurant is not a retail company but a point of service company. The United States census bureau considers restaurants a Food Services company....William, is the complaint department really on the roof? 00:30, 30 September 2016 (UTC)

I just discovered this[450]. Food and drink companies established in ???? is the category....William, is the complaint department really on the roof? 00:59, 30 September 2016 (UTC)