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Check back at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/TheMindCrapAddict for a response from me. Nyttend (talk) 17:01, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Incredibly overdue thanks for your 2010 efforts in my sandbox![edit]

Since I became chronically ill (waaay before I joined WP), I'm not good at following-up on things. I tend to deal with whatever pops up in front of me when I'm capable of recognizing & dealing with it, which of course happens randomly & doesn't last always long enough for me to finish things. I mention this to explain why I'm replying so late.

I'm grateful that WP & WPians help me keep my hand in my old talents somewhat, so that if I can ever control my illness enough to work, I'll be okay. Eh, that's not exactly what I meant to say, which shows I need to wrap things up & nap. Again. Anyway, I responded twice to you on my talk page and I finally figured out the whole redirect thing and was able to find the history of my sandbox, rather than that of the page in the article namespace.

Belated thanks! --Geekdiva (talk) 19:50, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Aah! Heh, it's been so long, I'd completely forgotten about that and had to go do a bit of looking to figure out what you were talking about. =X
If you'd still like to delete the sandbox page(s), you can let me know here, or tag them with {{db-userreq}}. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 23:34, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes, please delete it! Thanks very much for seeing to this even though you are retired. --Geekdiva (talk) 23:56, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
Not a problem; while I am for all intents and purposes retired from Wikipedia, I'm active on other wikis now and try to make it a point to keep up with messages left on my talk page here. Let me know if there's anything else I can help with. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 20:13, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

TheMindCrapAddict SPI[edit]

Hi. I'm confused by something in Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/TheMindCrapAddict and am hoping you can clear it up for me. You listed the IP address (talk · contribs · WHOIS) as a suspected sockpuppet — indeed, apparently the only suspected sockpuppet here, aside from possible sleeper accounts (which a CheckUser check failed to find). But I can't see any edits at all associated with this IP address, so I'm wondering why it was listed. Did you perhaps mistype an IP address here? If you can clear up this point, I and other people working at SPI would be grateful; otherwise, it will probably be necessary to close this case without any further action. Thanks. — Richwales (no relation to Jimbo) 06:34, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Aah, I thought it was clear in my opening comment, but I suppose not: the whole reason I filed the SPI (and originally reported it to ANI) is because TheMindCrapAddict posted on my Minecraft wiki talk page their intent to engage in sockpuppetry; they did so from the IP address I listed, as can be seen by clicking the diff link I posted. Sorry for the confusion, and I hope this clarifies things! ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 06:49, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Shonen Jump (magazine)[edit]

Hi, Dinoguy1000. I know that you're retired and you don't know me, but I need your help. You're listed at Wikipedia:WikiProject Anime and manga/Manga magazines as having the issues I need of the Shonen Jump magazine. My main request is a preview of Wāqwāq on the August 2009 issue. Also, there is an interview with Riichiro Inagaki on the February 2006 issue, and an interview with Hiroyuki Takei on an unspecified issue of 2005 (I only know it, unfortunately; it's cited here). I wonder if you could help me. Cheers, Gabriel Yuji (talk) 01:26, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi Gabriel, I should be able to help with those sometime in the next few days, I think. If I haven't gotten back to you in a week or so, give me a poke to remind me. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 04:01, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
Ok, thank you! Gabriel Yuji (talk) 18:36, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
Hm... As you asked me here I'm after a week. Gabriel Yuji (talk) 19:48, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Aah, thanks for the reminder; I thought I was forgetting something. I've uploaded images of the Inagaki interview to Imgur; it was on pages 14-15. The Takei interview gave me considerably more trouble, and I spent quite a while poring over my 2005 issues before concluding the date is wrong and delving into previous issues; I finally found it in the August 2003 issue on pages 3 and 24. On my way, though, I found another interview with him in the March 2004 issue on page 7; it might have some more tidbits you can use. If you need better images or typed transcripts, let me know; I don't do much photography, and working by myself trying to manage the magazines and my smartphone while getting the angle right to minimize glare doesn't work very well. =X And if you need anything else, don't hesitate to ask, and I'll try not to take a week again to reply. =D
I'm afraid you'll have to provide more info on what exactly you need out of the Waqwaq preview issue. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 03:59, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
Wowow, I only saw it now. Thank you!!! Gabriel Yuji (talk) 02:39, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Hm, about the Takei's interviews I would wanna know what's the volume and the issue of them. About Waqwaq, I can't say with sure what I want as I don't know what info there is the magazine. However, my main focus is to get info on production (to create something similar to Shaman King#Production or Eyeshield 21#Production); all info is good, though. Regards, Gabriel Yuji (talk) 03:09, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

The August 2003 issue should be volume 1 issue 8, I think, and the March 2004 issue should be volume 2, issue 3 (though if I remember correctly, it was shown to just be issue 15) - the volume number is simply the current year of production of the magazine, starting with volume 1 in 2003 when the magazine started, and the issue number is just the number of the cover date's month.
Unfortunately, the only info on Waqwaq was just a very brief, in-universe background info page; the only real out-of-universe bit of info it had that would be remotely useful is that the series started in 2004, which is already mentioned in the article. Other than that one page, it was just the preview chapter itself and an advert or two. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 06:03, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
Hm, it's a pity there's nothing more about Waqwaq. Thank you very much, anyway!! Gabriel Yuji (talk) 19:27, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
No problem, and once again, let me know if there's anything else I might be able to help with. ^^ ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 19:46, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Hey, as you were so nice and showed to be willing to help again, here I am. Would you mind to find the page for a possible interview by Masashi Kishimoto in the May 2006 issue of Shonen Jump and tell me if there's something more on Rocke Lee (or any other character)? Gabriel Yuji (talk) 04:58, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Sure, I'll try to get to this tomorrow. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 05:04, 9 January 2015 (UTC)
@Gabriel Yuji: Sorry for the delay; this completely slipped my mind (now why does that sound familiar)!
I found the interview, it's on pages 4 (here) and 6 (here) (but not page 5! that's a Yu-Gi-Oh! advert, if you're wondering) in the May 2006 issue (volume 4, issue 5). The author of the interview wasn't noted (though the Jojo inteview's author was >_> ) And since I couldn't find it before, the ISSN for Shonen Jump is 1545-7818. Again, let me know if you need a transcript or anything else. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 00:41, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
Don't worry; there's no rush at all, and thank you! The scans are pretty readable so there's no need of a transcription. Gabriel Yuji (talk) 01:36, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

Hey, here I am again. On the same topic but on a different subject. The sources were very useful and are completely detailed, I guess. However, now Wikipedia is requiring title for publications and all them have a CS1 error "Missing or empty |title=". Could you help me giving the titles (if there is one...) of Wāqwāq#cite_note-9, Eyeshield_21#cite_note-SJ-1, Shaman_King#cite_note-shonenjump-1, Shaman_King#cite_note-5, and Rock_Lee#cite_note-May2006-4? Greetings, Gabriel Yuji (talk) 23:05, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

If I recall correctly, author interviews generally don't have any special title; they're usually referred to as something along the lines of "Interview with name". I can check the specific features you asked about to see if any of them were given a unique title, but in the meantime I'd recommend just going with the generic form. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 02:35, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
For now, I've discovered that "title=none" works ([1]) but how you going? Gabriel Yuji (talk) 19:31, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Null edit[edit]

You have the retired tag, but you also responded to a random question yesterday. So here's hoping you see this one:

The job queue managed to fix 99.99% of the 2.5m transclusions of an obsoleted template, but your Lockbox page has been sitting there for a few days, and I can't do anything because it's fully protected. If you could just give that page a quick null edit, that should solve the issue and would be much appreciated. moluɐɯ 12:52, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

 Done, though it required a bit more than just a null edit. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 19:49, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Inconsequential edits to highly visible templates[edit]

Module:Navbox has over 2 million transclusions. Please don't make inconsequential edits to it, like Special:Diff/634041458, since it puts tremendous strain on the job queue for no real benefit. Instead, make your changes to the sandbox, and they'll get brought along next time a substantive edit is made. Jackmcbarn (talk) 05:45, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

Aah, sorry about that, I've grown too accustomed to editing things (CSS and Javascript), or in places (where the most-transcluded templates' transclusions number only in the tens of thousands, or even far less), where straining the job queue isn't nearly such a concern. I'll definitely try to remember this in the future, and restrain myself accordingly here. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 06:01, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

UTRS Account Request[edit]

I confirm that I have requested an account on the UTRS tool. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000

  •  Done, let me know if you have any questions,  · Salvidrim! ·  18:59, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Related interface messages[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Related interface messages has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 16:31, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

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Wikiarchaeologist ubx[edit]

Dear Dinoguy. I thought I'd let you know that, inspired by your wikiarchaeologist userbox, I've created my own version of it. Here it is: User:Manifestation/Wikiarchaeologist. On that page, I also wrote an explanation on why I made it. Cheers, Manifestation (talk) 21:19, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Cool! In response to your statement/question there, though, the sentence is somewhat of a personal statement, I suppose; I often delve into page histories for no other reason than simple curiosity. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 15:25, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Navbox navigation role[edit]

Hi, I peeked at your edits at Module:Navbox/sandbox, and wanted to let you know about a related edit request I'm making at MediaWiki talk:Common.css. If approved, it will allow the container element to be, for example, a <div class="navbox" role="navigation"> instead of a single-cell <table class="navbox" role="navigation">, and maybe make your change easier. Matt Fitzpatrick (talk) 23:55, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

Oh, also, a few WAI-ARIA attributes including role were whitelisted back in January/February (T26659), so that part should be working if it wasn't before. Matt Fitzpatrick (talk) 00:15, 15 July 2016 (UTC)
Oh, that would probably explain why I had no luck getting the attribute to actually display in the rendered markup on the testcases page (and indeed, looking now, the attribute outputs just fine)...
Obviously I would support any effort to improve the semantics of widely-used templates such as Navbox, though in its particular case, it is years overdue for a ground-up overhaul anyways. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 01:45, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

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