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Tami Erin and the definition of vandalism[edit]

Hello,

Per WP:BLP, we don't add information about trivial arrests without convictions to BLPs. Removing such tabloid newspaper style content is most certainly not vandalism. Vandalism has a very strict definition here and is a deliberate attempt to damage the encyclopedia. These were good faith edits not vandalism.You really want to add material about a fight between roommates about pizza to a BLP? Really? Make your case on the article's talk page, which I will be watching. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 03:43, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

Link rot[edit]

Please check for link rot before you tag an article with the template. Walter Görlitz (talk) 03:49, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Random reversion bot[edit]

Good job reverting Grover's material out of the knockout game page! That is exactly what one of your two revisions accomplished. The other left in the stupid sentence in the last paragraph of the lead. Even better job ignoring that the page is anything but informative or neutral. Three thumbs up! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.225.252.201 (talk) 20:25, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

Re: (User talk:ais523) Updating stub script[edit]

The script that you mention, User:Ais523/stubtagtab.js, is one I haven't looked at in years (and I'd mostly forgotten it existed until you linked it). Most people use the script I originally created at User:Ais523/stubtagtab2.js instead (which was adopted and maintained by another user, at User:MC10/stubtagtab.js; it seems that my version was updated via {{edit protected}}, I didn't update it myself). It looks like nobody's done the same for the "original" script.

I'm not really active at Wikipedia at the moment, and am not really up-to-date enough on scripting knowledge to fix it. I'd have no objection to someone else updating the script and using {{edit protected}} to replace it (or, if they were an admin, just putting in a script redirect; script redirects to non-admin namespaces are a security issue). Otherwise, I'll probably have a look at it next time I become active at Wikipedia, but that might not be for months or years (I tend to become active in bursts). --ais523 02:43, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

Campolindo High School[edit]

I don't know or care whether your problem is inability to use the automation you are using or just plain incompetency, but how do you figure adding blank templates improves an article. I am beginning to understand why you seem to be constantly appearing at ANI. Some unsolicited advice. Put the gadgets away and learn what you are doing. John from Idegon (talk) 23:15, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

Dear John from Idegon. I have a speck in my eye when you have a log.
{{official website}}, {{authority control}}, and {{wikimedia|collapsible=true|wikt=no|d=Q123456}} are hardly empty templates. They are populated from instances in items at Wikidata. Take the pebble from my hand, Grasshopper.
Sounds like you spend too much time at ANI. I do not. Are you drunk? Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 05:04, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

I don't get angry easily[edit]

But this edit: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Michael_Laucke&diff=710551869&oldid=710540691 is terrible on multiple levels. When you don't follow the template documentation and link to the official website in the infobox, it's a problem. Please stay away from that article as you are not editing with logic or guidelines in mind. When you remove maintenance templates, twice, it's inappropriate. I will take it to a larger community if you do it again. Walter Görlitz (talk) 18:07, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

And then you tag me as being in an edit war because I'm applying correct editing guidelines and template documentation to an article that's a pet project of yours and you don't like the edits? Please don't ask for help for your projects if you are not willing to accept it. Walter Görlitz (talk) 18:26, 17 March 2016 (UTC)
Hi Walter Görlitz. I read your message above after I disruptive editing templated you. Let us go to the Michael Laucke talk page and discuss edits and reach a consensus on anything controversial. Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 20:16, 17 March 2016 (UTC)
There is no need for local consensus when the documentation is clear. Walter Görlitz (talk) 21:38, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

Probably about time you stopped misusing the templates and Twinkle. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:41, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

Checkingfax has accepted the nomination for a Wikipedia adminship from Corinne and Natalie.Desautels[edit]

Tech News: 2016-10[edit]

Bay Area WikiSalon invitation for February 22[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts gather at Bay Area WikiSalon to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.

We allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. Free Wi-Fi is available so bring your editing devices. We will have beverages (including beer and wine) plus light snacks.


Please note: You should RSVP here, and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. This also helps us figure out how much food and drink to bring in.


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2017 Art And Feminism Wikipedia Editathon @ CCA[edit]

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Walmart Neighborhood Market[edit]

Hello, Checkingfax. I wanted to give you a heads up that I left you a note on the Walmart Talk page, continuing our discussion of the Walmart Neighborhood Market section. I'm happy to answer any questions on this. Thanks, JLD at Walmart (talk) 14:31, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

Hi, JLD at Walmart. I have replied on the Talk page. Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 09:23, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

April 2017 WikiSalon[edit]

Hi - The RSVP form linked from the page for tomorrow's salon currently says March. Funcrunch (talk) 16:21, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

Hi, Funcrunch. Good eye. Thanks! Fixed it. Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 09:14, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

Wednesday night you are invited! Bay Area WikiSalon[edit]

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We allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. Free Wi-Fi is available so bring your editing devices. We will have beverages (including beer and wine) plus light snacks. We will have some announcements and lightning talks from the floor, and a breakout session. This is our one year anniversary, so there will be cake!


Please RSVP here, and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. This also helps us figure out how much food and drink to bring in.


See you soon! Ben Creasy and Wayne
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May 2017 at Women in Red[edit]

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Editing News #1—2017[edit]

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Everybody is invited to the May 31 Bay Area WikiSalon series![edit]

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We allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. Free Wi-Fi is available so bring your editing devices. We will have beverages (including beer and wine) plus light snacks. There will be periodic guided tours of Noisebridge. You can stay late, on your own! YeeHaw!


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See you soon! Ben Creasy and Wayne
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June 2017 offerings @ WikiProject Women in Red[edit]

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Landscape design[edit]

Hello, Checkingfax - I was just looking at the article on Landscape design, and I saw an external link in the Landscape design#Design approach section. I didn't know what to do with it. Can you fix or move it? Thanks.  – Corinne (talk) 00:54, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for fixing that. I didn't know it was that simple. How do you decide whether to simply put the external link into the ref format or to put in the the See also or External links section at the end of the article?  – Corinne (talk) 15:42, 26 May 2017 (UTC)
Hi, Corinne. If it is used inline, I usually convert it inline. I can do a better job of filling out the citation template with more metadata. Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 01:01, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
UPDATE: Corinne. I was in a rush when I converted the link before. Just now I went to fill in more metadata and discovered the link was merely SPAM; it linked to a landscaper's business website, so I removed the link. Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 01:08, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, Checkingfax! That's great you saw that. Why does your signature look different? It looks like the formatting I would use to ping you, with curly brackets, a "u", a pipe, and then your user name. It looks strange.  – Corinne (talk) 01:30, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
Hi, Corinne. I have a custom signature that I created in my Preferences. I made it so you can copy my signature to your clipboard and then paste it as a ping. Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 08:47, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

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Wiki Loves Pride 2017[edit]

You are invited to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects throughout the month of June as part of the fourth annual Wiki Loves Pride campaign. Feel free to add new and expanded content on the project's Results page. Happy editing! ---Another Believer (Talk) 15:00, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 9 June 2017[edit]

We're on Twitter![edit]

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Follow the Wikimedia LGBT user group on Twitter at @wikilgbt for news, photos, and other topics of interest to LGBT Wikipedans and allies. Use #wikiLGBT to share any Wiki Loves Pride stuff that you would like to share (whether this month or any day of the year) or to alert folks to things that the LGBT Wikipedan community should know. RachelWex (talk)

Precious anniversary[edit]

A year ago ...
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a prize of QAI!

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Books and Bytes - Issue 22[edit]

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July 2017 at Women in Red[edit]

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The Bay Area WikiSalon is an unSalon this month![edit]

Please stay where you are for an unSalon!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

We are taking July off! Please gather your thoughts for changes that you would like to see in the next 10 months and present them at our July 26 WikiSalon.

Ordinarily, the last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts gather at the Bay Area WikiSalon series to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.

We normally allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend.


Mark your calendars now for Wednesday, July 26 at 6 p.m.! The venue will be the Noisebridge hackerspace/makerspace on Mission Street in San Francisco.


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