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color picker[edit]

Hi. More comments at the VPT thread, but i just wanted to add privately, that your site's floating footer bar is hovering over the 3-tab section. (In firefox). It doesn't affect any of the other pages on your site, that I could see. See Image:Colorpickerscreenshot.jpg. -- Quiddity (talk) 05:04, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Adoption bot[edit]

Hello there. I noticed that you run a bot and have used it in the past to help with adopt-a-user stuff. I was wondering if you might be able to repurpose it for this task:

I would like a bot to count the pages in Category:Wikipedians seeking to be adopted in Adopt-a-user and update Template:Adoption backlog/count with that number, daily, or a few times per day if possible. Thanks in advance, xenocidic (talk) 20:51, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

Or, how about {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Wikipedians seeking to be adopted in Adopt-a-user}} = 103. :D Happymelon 21:09, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
Yeah ok you need to wait for the maintenance script to finish compiling the data table for en.wiki, but eventually it'll be a quick and easy way of doing this. Happymelon 21:10, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
Cool, thanks for the suggestion! xenocidic (talk) 22:07, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

(refactored from WP bot requests as the suggested workaround doesn't seem to work)

Thank in advance! xenocidic (talk) 17:15, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Belgian local chapter[edit]

  1. you're still interested by the process
    • yes
  2. you're only interested to become member or want to involve yourself in others tasks
    • difficult to say in advance: my time is a bit more limited than it was when I was in to this a few years ago.
  3. you know any information about current status not published on meta
    • No, it was some two or three years ago I occupied myself with this. I have some ideas about collaboration with the existing French and Dutch local chapters, but these ideas may well be outdated. As for people interested in this I don't know whether the people I met and was in contact with at the time would still be interested. I suppose most of the names of these people can still be found at meta.
  4. you can translate handle some Dutch or German translations from French or English
    • I can handle such things probably, whether I have much time for it is a different question.

Thanks for the invitation anyways! --Francis Schonken (talk) 08:07, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Thank you
I've contacted each member listed on meta., the next step is to build a new userbase advertising the proposal on commons. en. fr. nl. and de.
Then, I'll launch a mailing list and plan a meeting on IRC to fix an agenda. See you later :) --Dereckson (talk) 08:35, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Poulpy[edit]

The translation I made at the time was lost due to accidentally hitting the back arrow on my browser. If some people are interested, I can return to it. Circeus (talk) 02:25, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

Well, it's done now. It's at User:Circeus/Barbarians. Circeus (talk) 01:43, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
Thank you. --Dereckson (talk) 15:59, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

CENIPA[edit]

Thank you very much! Hopefully someone on PT will rewrite the Portuguese article so it's not a copyvio. WhisperToMe (talk) 15:54, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

It's nothing :) Yes, let's hope. --Dereckson (talk) 21:25, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

Cristián Berríos[edit]

Diego Grez has been cautioned for libel against Cristian Berrios, who has no account with his name in wikipedia. It is a personal pursuit against a person who does not appear in the records of wikipedia.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Deletion_requests/Images_of_Cristi%C3%A1n_Berr%C3%ADos_and_sockpuppets —Preceding unsigned comment added by 193.202.110.170 (talk) 15:55, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

  • Dereckson, in this AFD you call it a "Technical AfD proposal", and say "MisterWiki/Diego Grez proposed this page through PROD". Where did this proposal occur? --Floquenbeam (talk) 21:47, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
I'm very sorry for this mistake. It were Killiondude who proposed the article for deletion per WP:PROD nomination, not Diego Grez.
Diego Grez have nominated for deletion the article on several other wikipedia (like de.), warned on IRC about copyvio problems on Commons pictures related to those articles + the sockpuppet problem, and then made on fr. a NfD using a wrong procedure (speedy deletion instead regular one).
But he doesn't made any move on en., as I today undestand he's being under editing restrictions. --Dereckson (talk) 12:21, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
Thank you for the explanation, I'm glad to hear this is what happened. --Floquenbeam (talk) 12:27, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Utilisateur:Dereckson/LiveRC.js[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:Associação Escoteira Baden-Powell.gif/Fair use image[edit]

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Hi,
Please review http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Dereckson#Orphaned_non-free_image_File:Associa.C3.A7.C3.A3o_Escoteira_Baden-Powell.gif --Dereckson (talk) 19:07, 4 December 2010 (UTC)
Fear not, it just got replaced by a png version, which Wikipedia is aiming for.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 02:19, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

BOUML deletion request[edit]

--af1n (talk) 21:02, 21 December 2010 (UTC)

Hi Dereckson, please explain how can i improve the article so that it's possible to stop the deletion process. I think BOUML is a noted software,
a quick google yields at least several results comparing it to other open source UML software. Although we might not agree what constitutes encyclopedic knowledge
i think it's a matter current wikipedia practices. There are many UML diagram designers similar to BOUML that are not marked for deletion, like
Dia, StarUML, ArgoUML. Please explain to me the difference between these entries and BOUML. Are these going to be marked for deletion too ?

--af1n (talk) 01:25, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

I just added a few sources on Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard#BOUML to establish BOUML notability, what do you think about them?

IRC cloaks[edit]

Yes, thank you. I was aware of that and I fixed it earlier this morning. Seems it has been full for a few days now. That will teach me to delete the new memos once we get them. :) --Filip (§) 19:47, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

Dedibox IP block[edit]

Good evening,

{{{unblock-auto on hold | 1=Nishkid64 | 2={{blocked proxy}}: Dedibox | 3=88.191.128.151 | 4= | 5= referring matter to WP:OPP. Beeblebrox (talk) 21:25, 8 January 2011 (UTC)}}

Dedibox is a provider of dedicated servers active in France. See fr:Dedibox for more information. It mainly offers low cost dedicated servers.

  1. Only one IP address is generally assigned per machine, so individual blocks makes more sense than block the page.
  2. It's so not an open proxy at all and if some newbies rent a dedibox and configure it as an open proxy, there is another possibility: to block the IPs of such problematic machines, and not all the network.
  3. Furthermore, Dedibox have a strong policy against misuse of their service. Any people could lodge a complaint on this URL in English. Open relay is the first item. If the server owner doesn't reply to this complaint in 48 hours, the server is disconnected.

About me and a sample of a legitimate connection on dedibox network ... I'm a legitimate en. user and not someone using an open proxy, administrator on Wikimedia Commons and the French Wikipedia. My laptop is broken, so I've this week-end only a AMD 750 Mhz with 128 MB RAM. My solution to be able to work in good conditions were to rent a dedibox server and to perform a desktop installation, where I'm able to connect to using NX technology. This block so blocks my main workstation.

The IP exempt group doesn't seem to be a good solution, as you block a legitimate resource and a full IP range for several misconfigured servers, such remote desktop installations are more and more used (you can in 10 minutes have an Ubuntu with OpenOffice and Firefox reachable from anywhere) and alternative solution exists (see ttthe point 3). --Dereckson (talk) 20:12, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

I've referred this matter to our experts on these type of blocks:[1] Beeblebrox (talk) 21:30, 8 January 2011 (UTC)
You have been granted an ip block exemption and should be able to edit now. Beeblebrox (talk) 20:53, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Picture license[edit]

Re: File:Andúril.jpg, I took both of those pictures myself at the Neiman Marcus window LOTR props exhibit in Beverly Hills. I have updated the source and author info in Commons; let me know if you need anything else. - PKM (talk) 18:42, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Uploaded to EN Wikipedia as "non-free 3D art". New file name: File:Andúril and Horn of Gondor.jpg. - PKM (talk) 02:18, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for your comments on the copyright questions regarding Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/NYPD Ford Crown Victoria. Pinetalk 10:46, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for the barnstar. --Dereckson (talk) 14:22, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Re: Barnstar[edit]

Apologies, I just realised I never thanked you for the barnstar :) - Jarry1250 [Deliberation needed] 13:44, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

You're welcome. --Dereckson (talk) 14:21, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

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Yeh no problem mate, also update Patrick Dangerfield's page as well Stevemcesquire (talk) 08:38, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

Reply to your mail![edit]

Yeah Sir I agree with your comment that you posted in reply to my feed back, but the question is here what I should do to make my article Live "SolutionInn"? I posted Reference Links and External Links to verify the article. I'm in need of guidance. please do the needful. --BillMarz (talk) 10:04, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

Here an excerpt from the self promotion guidelines:
  1. Review your intentions. Wikipedia is not a space for the promotion of products, services, or websites. If you're here to tell readers how great something is, or to get exposure for an idea or product that nobody's heard of yet, you're in the wrong place.
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The reference links must be established and external sources of information, like newspaper articles or books speaking about SolutionInn.
--Dereckson (talk) 10:23, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

I really appreciate your quick response, but sir I provided the link of Press Release that's telling about the "SolutionInn". Wikipedia can verify from there and the web link also provided therein. --BillMarz (talk) 11:05, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

Is it a press release emitted by SolutionInn ? If so, this press release wouldn't qualify as a press coverage by an independent source. --Dereckson (talk) 11:10, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

Ok Sir, I got the Point, means if any news paper or press release will talk itself about SolutionInn then It could be Verified, right? I'm sorry I'm Taking too much time of yours but here is UserSpace page "User:BillMarz/SolutionInn" I provided all necessary things and modified the content according to the terms of Wiki, I request you to please visit that and check out if there is any objection other than "Verifiability" through News Papers or Press Release.--BillMarz (talk) 11:22, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

Yes, I checked http://www.prlog.org/11879232-solutioninn-introduced-online-academic-assistance.html
A press release isn't an independant source of information, as it's written by the company itself.
So, no, it's not an admissible source. See Wikipedia:Third-party sources#Non-independent sources: 'Non-independent sources may not be used to establish notability.'. --Dereckson (talk) 12:29, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

Dear I've already understood the point of "independent Source of Information" I'll provide that Source Soon. But my request was that I want you to check my UserSpace where I written the article and provided the references and External Links, so check and tell me the things that should be changed and/or modified according to the policy, other than Variability (Independent Source). I hope you'll reply me soon, my userspace is "User:BillMarz/SolutionInn" --BillMarz (talk) 05:51, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

I'm Still Waiting for your kind reply Sir, --BillMarz (talk) 07:31, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

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Thank you, sir, for your effort and the quick response. I will start a discussion about this issue today. --Meno25 (talk) 12:16, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

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Hi, I'm not sure why you allowed this article to pass through the Articles for Creation process, but it's a blatant hoax. – Muboshgu (talk) 03:56, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

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Hi! I didn't know I needed to do anything regarding the test Wiki at this time. What are the steps I need to do to get the test wiki working? Also I wanted to see how many native French speakers would be interested in helping- while I would be happy to do as much as I can to start the Wiki, I believe that eventually the native French speakers would take the leadership roles (I am currently FR-1) - There have been several who stated they are interested, so I'll contact them and do what I can to get the test wiki started WhisperToMe (talk) 01:41, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Also there was a second discussion at the French Wikipedia, fr:Wikipédia:Le_Bistro/29_octobre_2012#Une_proposition_de_la_Wikip.C3.A9dia_en_fran.C3.A7ais_simple to tell the users that I submitted the proposal. Based on Google Translate, those that took the time to read it felt that it was well constructed - After I start the test Wiki I will alert the French and English Wikipedias to the test wiki so they can contribute. WhisperToMe (talk) 01:47, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
Good news some natives are interested! I will see get in touch with SQPRobin this week-end to see if he can enable the est on Incubator. Not interested by taking an active role on the project, but I will be happy to relay the news on the French Wikipedia bistro. --Dereckson (talk) 02:02, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
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Keesingia[edit]

Thanks for creating Keesingia as a separate article. However, since the genus is monospecific, per Wikipedia:Naming conventions (fauna)#Monotypic taxa there should only be an article at the genus name, with the individual species being a redirect. As such, I have tagged Keesingia with {{db-move}}. I hope you understand. G S Palmer (talkcontribs) 00:08, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Thank you to have pointed this convention.
What should I do on Wikidata? I create a new item Wikimedia List article / list of <taxon> / has part <Keesingia>, <Keesingia gigas> to link this article? Or I put the link on the species? On the genus? --Dereckson (talk) 00:11, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Question about WMFlabs "Translate" tool[edit]

Hello Dereckson, I just saw your nice translation tool for inter-Wiki links on WMFlabs and have a few questions. WP:WikiProject Germany often uses the portal structure of de-Wiki portals to create similar portals on en-Wiki for German topic portals (e.g. de:Portal:Hessen in Portal:Hesse) Your tool would come in very handy, if it would also 1) accept portal pages or subpages as source 2) "translate" inter-Wiki links for portal links in the page as well (portal links are found in the source, but an existing portal in a different language is not listed, even if it exists in Wikidata). Would those additional functions be possible without too much work? That feature would be a great help in creating and maintaining those "German" portals on en-Wiki. Thank you for creating that nice tool and any advice, you can offer. GermanJoe (talk) 02:54, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

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So, to generalize the request, for (1) and (2), it would be convenient if the tool handles any namespace, for source or internal link? --Dereckson (talk) 03:38, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
The more namespaces the tool can handle, the better it is of course. But if any namespaces (like template, module or other system namespaces) may cause trouble or can't be "translated" in a meaningful way, I'd simply exclude those namespaces. I haven't read the tool's source yet, you certainly know a lot more about it to decide that :). GermanJoe (talk) 04:16, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Tomb of Richard III[edit]

I'm not very well up on the use of images but has the issue over been resolved now? What do I need to do to help Isananni sort it out? Deb (talk) 10:42, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

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