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I see by looking at WP:CONDUCTDISPUTE that I am not supposed to react on a talk page to rudeness by another editor. I'm sorry, I've never been insulted so openly in years of editing on Wikipedia. Maybe you didn't intend to include me in your censureship of the person whose conduct you were rebuking and if so, I'll accept an apology. You did not assume good faith. Chris55 (talk) 22:19, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Your rudeness[edit]

Your rudeness is not appreciated in an encyclopedia or, I suspect, anywhere else. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:32, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

That did not give me enough information to know what you are talking about and I don't know of any occasion when I've interacted with you. What was it I said that you considered rude and in what way did you find it rude thanks. Dmcq (talk) 00:00, 19 April 2017 (UTC)

[[user:Eimhin de Róiste (talk) 20:09, 1 September 2018 (UTC)]] Hello Dmcq,

I'm hoping to apologise. I realise it was a shocking and potentially insulting or unintentionally suspicious behaviour on my part to neglect to create a profile. I thank you for your help to date. I suspect this may also be the wrong area to apologise. (I picked here to highlight my rudeness) I believe I should apologise to others DrKay, Canterburytalk and many others for my likely terrible breach of Wikipedia etiquette. Could you point to me how/where to apologise to the others I have offended. I have no problem with the first line of the UK page but totally understand that I must have appeared to be some kind of crank or crackpot. I actually decided to study the naming conventions for France (fascinating, and I thought another republic could be more useful) and more educational, less contentious I am familiar and comfortable with UK definitions and naming conventions. I have been doing this on a windows phone and no banner showed on my phone so I missed that warning and made changes to debate pages inappropriately sorry again. I am trying to be polite and respectful but realise due to inexperience my blundering is causing offence. I would of course understand if you delete this or ignore me not unreasonable in light of my blunders. I hope not to offend others while learning the wiki ropes. Sorry and thank you.

I wouldn't bother with any of that if I were you. As far as I can see you haven't been rude to any anybody. And if you ever are in the future it would probably be best to put in a one-liner saying sorry at the point where you did it. Dmcq (talk) 20:17, 1 September 2018 (UTC)
Nope, never noticed you being rude. You brought up a point, we responded, everyone was civil, the way it should be. Nothing particularly out of place there. Canterbury Tail talk 21:45, 1 September 2018 (UTC)
Yikes! Whatever that venue is drinking, spread it around some! NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 22:11, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

RfC Announce: Wikimedia referrer policy[edit]

In February of 2016 the Wikimedia foundation started sending information to all of the websites we link to that allow the owner of the website (or someone who hacks the website, or law enforcement with a search warrant / subpoena) to figure out what Wikipedia page the user was reading when they clicked on the external link.

The WMF is not bound by Wikipedia RfCs, but we can use an advisory-only RfC to decide what information, if any, we want to send to websites we link to and then put in a request to the WMF. I have posted such an advisory-only RfC, which may be found here:

Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)#RfC: Wikimedia referrer policy

Please comment so that we can determine the consensus of the Wikipedia community on this matter. --Guy Macon (talk) 21:32, 10 June 2017 (UTC)


we don't do it this way anymore. If you use the new "FYI no-fault" way (which requires the template made for that purpose) that's enough. See this section.NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 00:09, 10 September 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for telling me. I was wondering that there didn't seem to be many but I didn't see any harm in it. Dmcq (talk) 10:43, 10 September 2017 (UTC)


hi, there, this is some Romanian cowboy you might rmb

im Florin Matei, some guy with some original stuff . please visit my new page maybe you,ll leave me some reply on my talk page, thank you. Florin747 (talk) 13:14, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia is the wrong place to go with anything original. There is a policy WP:OR which forbids editors from putting their original thoughts into articles. You're better off finding some group where you can discusses problems like those with like minded people. Dmcq (talk) 13:34, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

well, in this case, please feel free to block my wiki access anytime you wish, there will be no problemo from me. Thank you 4 the reply. Florin747 (talk) 14:35, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

well, hi, again, how is my posts looking to you, as an editor. i tried to contact a few persons here in Romania to guide me with their advises but they didnt reply, at least not yet. what should i do, in your opinion. Florin747 (talk) 08:33, 26 September 2017 (UTC)

I really am the wrong person, I'm not social, and this is the wrong place, it is an encyclopaedia. Romania has a good math tradition and I'm sure there'd be some sort of social site for amateur mathematicians there if you look a bit harder or ask around there. Dmcq (talk) 10:18, 26 September 2017 (UTC)

ok, thank You 4 the reply, The British IPO sent me some info, ive read them and i made an option. Thank You kindly, no need to reply if You dont wish to. Florin747 (talk) 08:15, 27 September 2017 (UTC)


Hi Dmcq. Just to let you know that this won't have pinged the other user, because notifications are only issued when you use that template at the same time as signing your post. See Wikipedia:Notifications#Triggering events. Cordless Larry (talk) 07:34, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

Thanks very much. And that explains why they don't look any different after use which had been nagging at the back of my mind. Dmcq (talk) 08:18, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

I was contacted out of the blue[edit]

Dmcq, I'm pinging a few people who may feel this is relevant. Take a look here [[1]]. Springee (talk) 17:50, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Very possibly they are the same. I think Yamla can deal with it properly as they banned HughD and you've reasonable evidence there to check further with the suspected sockpuppet tools. Dmcq (talk) 11:08, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
In reading through additional edits I'm seeing more evidence that this is a sock. I'm going to wait and see based on Yamla's reply. I might submit a SPI with additional information but the new user name isn't working on articles I would typically edit (and life outside of Wikipedia has drastically reduced my free to edit time). Springee (talk) 12:45, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
Okay I see. Thanks. Yes I wish some of those socks would get themselves a life outside Wikipedia. I'll wait and see what Yamla says too. Dmcq (talk) 13:29, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
Seriously. That way they could leave the Wikiobsession to serious regular editors!NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 17:55, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

No surprise the check user was rejected. This was a problem when HughD was using a series of IP addresses. The search failed because the records aren't kept after so many months. It will be interesting to see where it goes. Springee (talk) 16:31, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

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Removed discussion you participated in[edit]

I removed this discussion you participated in [2]. While you did nothing wrong, I do not believe it is appropriate to randomly bring up comments by other named editors made elsewhere without providing any context or at least a wikilink, as the IP did. Especially since the IP presented it as if that comment reflected the editor's POV, whereas a quick look at the original discussion reveals this was clearly not the intention, and further this was already discussed at ANI and on Jimbo Wales talk page before where this misrepresentation was pointed out. There were various other ways to deal with this but if the IP wants to make such comments, I'll leave it up to them to fix it. Nil Einne (talk) 05:44, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

BI naming dispute[edit]

Reading comprehension is apparently not a strong suit there. Fair play to you for patience! BastunĖġáḍβáś₮ŭŃ! 09:01, 26 April 2018 (UTC)


That guy hasn't given up. I left this on two IP talk pages:,-8.2762662,3a,55.1y,357.13h,92.76t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sVnBq1fp8Qc7WXS-3oRkP-A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en Don't know if he's seen it. Face-smile.svg Cheers Jim1138 (talk) 09:59, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks. There's nothing wrong with the Irish meaning, Ballyforan is simply on the approach to the ford on the river. They're just messing around I think but they really should have stopped by now. Dmcq (talk) 10:35, 4 July 2018 (UTC)