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Help, please[edit]

A message left at Module talk:Citation/CS1/Archive 9#Change to lua library yesterday suggests that some code you wrote for the Citation Style 1 module is going to die on 18 February 2014. In particluar, mw.message.newRawMessage is going away. This seems a rather hard deadline. I'm concerned because I'm not quite clear on what's happening in that library function. Your change to use the library happened with this edit.

Can I go back to the pre-library function code without problems or is mw.message.newRawMessage doing other things for us that will require additional code?

Trappist the monk (talk) 12:22, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For helping n exploration into an under-reported aspect of LGBT culture. Sportfan5000 (talk) 23:51, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

I created an article about you[edit]

The article is, unsurprisingly, here: Robert Rohde.

What do you think? Jinkinson talk to me 17:47, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

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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)

Keeping track of DOIs used.[edit]

Of interest to all devs on the Lua module Citation/CS1 @Dragons flight:, @Trappist the monk:, @Wikid77:

I'm working on the Open-Access Signalling Project, which aims to upload the full article text to wikisource and link it to the reference in Wikipedia. I'm writing the bot at the moment to do this, and I'm encountering a question - how do I keep track of the values of the template {{Cite doi}} and the doi parameter of {{Cite journal}}, in as close to real-time as possible?

Is it possible to modify code of {{Cite journal}} in such a way that it will make a record or push a stream of when the "doi" paramter is changed?

The most efficient approach I can come up with at the moment is to query the SQL servers on Labs in constant loop, returning the results of "What transcludes {{Cite doi}} and {{Cite journal}}" and seeing if the last_edited timestamp is newer than previous? If the last_edit is newer, then get the content of the page and see if the doi values has changed, checking against a local database. But this seems horribly ineffecient.

Thanks, Maximilianklein (talk) 18:43, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

If I understand what it is that you want, and I'm not sure that I do, I suspect that what you're looking for is not possible. But is 'real-time' tracking of the |doi= parameter in {{cite journal}} citations really necessary? Documents with doi identifiers don't change.
Trappist the monk (talk) 12:25, 15 June 2014 (UTC)


Hi Dragons flight. Is Template:RemoveCoins, which you created, still required? If not, I'll nominate it for deletion (or you can, if you prefer). Thanks. DH85868993 (talk) 13:00, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

I deleted it. Dragons flight (talk) 16:38, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
Cool. Thanks. DH85868993 (talk) 21:55, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

thank you[edit]

Thank you for your answer to my question about iuds-- (talk) 04:15, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

You do realize[edit]

That the U. S. Senate is one of the two Houses of the American legislature? μηδείς (talk) 04:53, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Where did I say otherwise? Dragons flight (talk) 04:58, 5 November 2014 (UTC)


Please an answer.

Two last posts and then I go sleeping.

Gravitation Relativity Cosmology[edit]

I have put a small exercise


I am sorry to disturb you. I know you have other things to do than to answer my questions. But if we consider :

 High gravity on A, low gravity on B.
 :*Synchro0 : 00h00 on the two glocks.
 :*Synchro1 : 01h00 on glock A 00h59 on B.
 :*Synchro2 : sunrise, 02h00 on A 01h58 on B.
 :*Synchro3 : sunset, 06h00 on A 05h54 on B.
 The referential was A, now lets with B:
 :*Synchro0 : 00h00 on the two glocks.
 :*Synchro1 : 01h01 on glock A 01h00 on B.
 :*Synchro2 : sunrise, 02h02 on A 02h00 on B.
 :*Synchro3 : sunset, 06h06 on A 06h00 on B.
 B has to compare data with A at 6h00 for A. It means 5h54 for B

Am I wrong ?

Disputed non-free use rationale for File:Risks and Impacts of Global Warming.png[edit]

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RfA data[edit]

Hi Dragons flight. I've been thinking about collecting and analysing some RfA data and stumbled across your probability plot today. Just wondering how you collected the data for that plot and whether you wrote up any further analysis of it? Thanks, Sam Walton (talk) 23:23, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

Revise caption on File:Climate science opinion2.png ?[edit]

Climate science opinion2.png

You may recall a discussion of this then-new chart at New bar chart. You seemed to agree that it would be better to change "Largely caused by humans" to "Significant human impact."

This never got done, and the issue has been revived at Graphic.

Would you be able to edit the chart to read ""Significant human impact?" This would seem to match the survey results more closely. Thanks in advance, Pete Tillman (talk) 04:26, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

Already done by another editor. You might check in at the discussion, to see if you agree with the mods proposed. Thanks, Pete Tillman (talk) 14:56, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

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I have a problem with my email, can you send me a message so I see if you get the response? Thanks μηδείς (talk) 23:46, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

I sent you a test email. Dragons flight (talk) 23:51, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
OKay, thanks. it's half past noon, NY time, and I am sending an email through wikipedia, with an identifier word so we know we are speaking of the same mail. Please let me know if you get it. μηδείς (talk) 17:42, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
After you told me to look for it I found it in my spam folder. Under ordinary circumstances, I almost never check the spam folder so there would be a high probability of missing it, if you hadn't mentioned that it was coming. Keyword: Smaug. Google also added a big warning bar over top of it that said: "Be careful with this message. Our systems couldn't verify that this message was really sent by You might want to avoid clicking links or replying with personal information." Dragons flight (talk) 18:24, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
Okay, thanks, that's extremely helpful. (I got a notice at 12:42 NYC time the message had been returned undeliverable.) I will simply delete the yahoo account, which seems entirely useless and create a new one. Feel free to delete or archive this, you've been very helpful. μηδείς (talk) 21:57, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, again[edit]

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You probably deserve an email barnstar, but I like spinny objects, so thanks for the help. μηδείς (talk) 22:00, 6 December 2014 (UTC)


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"clear the head"
Thank you, veteran editor devoting your life to earth sciences, climatology and related areas, on scientific background, for custom graphics, for starting Religious cosmology ("creating the hopes of stopping the religion edit wars"), for creating modules including one that intentionally does nothing, for "clear the head", - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (23 June 2009)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:07, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

A year ago, you were recipient no. 1057 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:22, 9 December 2015 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were recipient no. 1057 of Precious ... --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:26, 9 December 2016 (UTC)

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WP:ITN/Candidates you've been quoted[edit]

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. μηδείς (talk) 03:16, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for unblocking! It is sad that I have to waste my time on vandals Lackope. Have you seen this [1], [2], [3], [4], [5] Montenegrins have become Serb-Montenegrins who speak only Serbian. Will Ukrainians in Canada to become a Russian-Ukrainians in Canada? I have to draw on each talk page that I'm right. [6], [7]... and others have him corrected --ChumleeS (talk) 12:14, 4 January 2015 (UTC)


I've noticed you've blocked the above mentioned user recently. I just want to point out that he is at it again. I've been following him for the past couple of weeks and this user is showing highly disruptive behavior. Now, while I don't agree entirely with ChumleeS method (he should have reported him already several times instead of reverting him) I believe his intentions are in good faith. This is not some content dispute, this is one user deleting content from one page (sourced with reliable references) and inserting content with dubious references (tabloids, daily portals, etc.) on other pages. I also believe this user has one other clone account User:Mitrale89 and also that he he was the same anon user User: which I personally reported and which got blocked about a week or so ago...they all have same modus operandi, same interests and identical rhetoric. Shokatz (talk) 13:51, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

this is not true because I do not disrupt anything I just enter valid sources in articles about Serbs, but for weeks these users(Shokatz and ChumleeS) remove sources because they do not like their content for i believe political reasons because they are from Croatia and Montenegro,and I do not have any clone account it is a ridiculous accusation. Lackope (talk) 14:57, 4 January 2015 (UTC)lackope


Also, have a pizza!

Hello friend. :-) Guess who's come back (kinda) from the dead after 5 years? It's a good feeling to be seeing so many familiar names from "back then" still active. How's been the wiki life been treating you? What big things are happening around lately? —Миша13 16:55, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Template:Edit count[edit]

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Hi DF,

I hope you are well! I have trouble accessing from the university network (and sorry haven't tried any other). Is there a problem on your end? --Stephan Schulz (talk) 15:21, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

This seems to have resolved itself. --Stephan Schulz (talk) 22:48, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For fixing all of our Special:AbuseFilter problems. It was very frustrating for some of us to try and make sense of how the extension works. Fortunately you came through and provided the documentation WMF did not, did all the dirty work yourself, and now it's very clear what implementation techniques we should adapt moving forward. A thousand and one thanks! :) MusikAnimal talk 22:25, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Filter 667[edit]

You seem to be much better than me at predicting how many conditions a filter is going to take based on the syntax. Can you take a look at 667 and see if you can tweak it?—Kww(talk) 02:14, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Permissions for edit notice editing[edit]

Hello, a proposal to change the permissions required for editing edit notices is taking place at Wikipedia:Village_pump_(proposals)#Proposed_permissions_change:_Edit_Notices; as you have edited recent pages related to this topic your feedback is welcome. Happy editing, — xaosflux Talk 21:58, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Update your abuse filter: New user removing speedy deletion templates (29)[edit]

Please modify the above filter: Change "Warn, Tag" to "Warn, Disallow". WhiteWindow (talk) 14:17, 11 March 2015 (UTC)


The source cited but not quoted is 2008. Nothing is said about the proper attribution, and copvio covers unattributed statements of other authors even if they are out of copyright. It seems the 2008 source is inappropriate. Until the the copyvio tag should stand. As for the tools, I get "server error" when I try to check the rest of the text. But if you've read any of it it is a load of copy and paste not suitable for the project. If the 2008 source is proper, it is not attributed or put in quote marks. μηδείς (talk) 04:36, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

Though related (and often simultaneous), WP:COPYVIO and WP:PLAGIARISM are separate issues. My contention is that {{copyvio}} is not appropriate for issues that consist solely of plagiarism. (I'm not saying that plagiarism is not an important issue, just that the full blanking of copyvio is not generally regarded as an appropriate or approved response.) Any way, I intend to step out of it, and let other people decide what to do, which is why I left a message at ANI. Dragons flight (talk) 04:43, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
This is the first time I have dealt with such an issue. I replied at ANI. If plagiarism is the "real" issue, that's fine with me. But the cited source is from 2008, so we seem to be stealing from them what stolt from others. I think a response from a regular copyvio editor can be awaited. I fear a large part of the article is below standards for more mundane reasons, but our disclaimer says copyvios will be deleted on sight. μηδείς (talk) 04:50, 21 March 2015 (UTC)


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This has reference to your post at Wikipedia_talk:Edit_filter#Feature_requests. I am one of admin at mr language wikipedia and have been working on/maintaining mr wiki edit filters regularly.

I have registered quite a few feature request bugs on phabricator which will be help full for edit filter manager/admins and make their work easier, as below

क्रमांक Feature request Benefit or Purpose Phabricator no
1 Special:AbuseLog should be filterable by action taken, e.g. "disallow" disallowing filters and disallowed edits would be monitored more effectivelly (for falls positives etc.) T50961
2 Special:Tags - Tagged changes to show total of only currently visible logged numbers making Special:Tags user friendly for patrolling purposes T50369
3 Option to group filters & their logs Building and using a group of filters as deterence capability as and when needed; Easier for monitoring and improving specific group of filters; Easier for patrolling specific group of tasks of their choice for patrollers T49531
4 additional options to rate limit trigger More effective filter management, smarter messaging which will reduce feeling of harrassment on part of unconfirmed editors; will help to improve common editor's perception of edit filters as a good freindly facility. T49493
5 Ability to match text based on a negative lookbehind/lookahead regex edit filters work to the point; become more effective in controlling abuse T49495

Besides I am looking for earlier resolution of two priority bugs namely T21565 and T48773. Resolution of this will help wikimedia commons, many small wiki's and to some extant en wiki too.

  • Edit filters can track file uploads, they can track comments of files; but can not track upload and comments together and in T21565 we need to achieve the same.
  • About T48773 I suppose wikimedia software/search works properly about unicode word borders but unfortunately edit filter has not been able to do it till now, T48773 bug has critical importance level for indic wiki's, and certainly be useful to effectively control vandalism using indic script even on en wiki.

This is just to keep you informed and request whatever help possible about above fearure and problem bugs

Thanks and rgds

Mahitgar (talk) 11:37, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Related move discussions[edit]


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For the thoughtful comments and excellent judgement you show throughout Wikipedia including on edit filters, the reference desk, and ITN, I hereby award you this Barnstar. Keep up the good work. --ThaddeusB (talk) 18:36, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. Oddly enough, I don't think I've gotten the Admin barnstar before. One more for the collection. Dragons flight (talk) 22:05, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Just touching base[edit]

Hi, Dragons flight. Since it's been a few days, I wanted to touch base and let know that I did answer the links request you posted at Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons/Noticeboard/Archive221#Infobox technical request. Thank you again for taking the time to look at this. With regards, Tenebrae (talk) 00:09, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

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re: Graph update[edit]

Looking fwd to it! Thanks! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 02:48, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Excellent. I think Wikipedia:Signpost would be interested in the story; I'd be happy to help write one. In fact, this kind of research could even be published on Wikimania/Wikisym, or in an academic paper. Let me know if you'd like some assistance with either, as you may know, I've been involved with professionally researching Wikipedia for a long time. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 05:59, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

Robert, for purposes of this graph, what exactly constitutes a "typical edit"? Carrite (talk) 22:28, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Which graph are you referring to, because to the one Piotrus is referring to doesn't have "typical edit" anywhere on it? Dragons flight (talk) 22:42, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
File:Wikipedia account age of average edit by registered user.png Carrite (talk) 01:17, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
It's just a colloquial way of saying average. Specifically, each edit by a non-bot registered user is associated with an account age (defined as the months elapsed since first edit by that account) and the plotted value is the mean of those associated ages for all edits made during each month. Dragons flight (talk) 02:23, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Per edit filter condition load[edit]

Hi Dragons flight. Any idea where we are with getting some profiling back for edit filters? It would be great to be able to find the worst offenders for hitting the condition limit again. Thanks, Sam Walton (talk) 00:33, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

It's been discussed some, but nothing has been done. I would like to implement an updated version myself if no one gets to it, but I am currently very busy and am unsure when I might get to it. So, probably not soon. Dragons flight (talk) 01:26, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

User:Dragons flight/2015 editing analysis[edit]

Dear Dragons flight,

how have you created those diagrams in detail? I would like to generate them for German Wikipedia, too.--Kopiersperre (talk) 17:33, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

I downloaded the stub-meta-history dump of enwiki from (43 GB), which contains revision metadata but not page contents. The analysis was done myself using custom code written in Python and Matlab. If that sound like something you would be interested in doing, I could see about sending you the code. To be honest, I never really finished the analysis. I have meant to do a full write-up and add a few more images, but I've been preoccupied with real-life events the last couple months. Dragons flight (talk) 19:53, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
I would like to do it, but in the moment my internet is too slow for doing anything. May you send me the code anyway, that I don't forget, what I'm planning to do? (I've sent you a wikimail.)--Kopiersperre (talk) 20:32, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Pls, help with Module:Coordinates for[edit]


Our Infobox_settlement template returns "Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 626: attempt to call field 'getEntityObejct' (a nil value)" error. Forexample in Айхах article.

Please, help us.

--Chorobek (talk) 12:45, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

EF 31[edit]

Per request, I went ahead and did what would otherwise be extremely tedious for people without scripting. There's clearly lots of room to optimize (e.g., spaces to \s+, repeats, combining penises (a phrase not often said :P), etc...), but that should get the ball rolling. --slakrtalk / 14:24, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Invitation to subscribe to the edit filter mailing list[edit]

Hi, as a user in the edit filter manager user group we wanted to let you know about the new wikipedia-en-editfilters mailing list. As part of our recent efforts to improve the use of edit filters on the English Wikipedia it has been established as a venue for internal discussion by edit filter managers regarding private filters (those only viewable by administrators and edit filter managers) and also as a means by which non-admins can ask questions about hidden filters that wouldn't be appropriate to discuss on-wiki. As an edit filter manager we encourage you to subscribe; the more users we have in the mailing list the more useful it will be to the community. If you subscribe we will send a short email to you through Wikipedia to confirm your subscription, but let us know if you'd prefer another method of verification. I'd also like to take the opportunity to invite you to contribute to the proposed guideline for edit filter use at WP:Edit filter/Draft and the associated talk page. Thank you! Sam Walton (talk) and MusikAnimal talk 18:22, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

WP:Edit filter/Draft[edit]

Hi Dragons flight. Sorry for so many messages about the edit filter recently, but we're close to proposing the draft guideline and I noticed you said you wanted to have some input on it but haven't done so yet. Just a reminder about that as we'll likely be proposing it soon if nothing comes up. Thanks, Sam Walton (talk) 17:42, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

Renaming Module:Citation/CS1[edit]

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Some Graphs - Visualizing Editor Cohort Trends[edit]

Hi Dragons flight,

I've put together some graphs that visualize editor activity, retention etc. I made a presentation for the research team at the foundation - It also has some of the preliminary results. It has links to the graphs & says how to interpret & play with them. Let me know if you need any help in interpreting them or if you have other metrics you'd like to see graphed. I'd love to hear what you think of them.

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for the full and transparent closure at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ahmed Mohamed (student) -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 12:30, 24 September 2015 (UTC)
I came here to give you pretty much the exact same barnstar. I was considering closing that one myself, but I was not around at the time. It was a difficult close and I think you handled it very well. HighInBC (was Chillum) 16:15, 25 September 2015 (UTC)
Seconded. — Cirt (talk) 01:59, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Closing an AfD per BLP1E in concordance with what BLP1E actually says? A remarkable feat! WilyD 12:59, 24 September 2015 (UTC)
Seconded. — Cirt (talk) 01:59, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

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I think you uploaded the original. I only thumbnailed it to the size of its use in the article. Upload history is wiped, though. --DHeyward (talk) 08:05, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

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What is the best way to cite your image in my thesis?[edit]

Hello! I am currently writing my thesis on Renewable Energy Resources. What is the best way to cite this image ? I would like to cite your paper(s) if they include the image. Weltanschaunng 02:33, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Question regarding Solar Spectrum[edit]

Hi, Dr. Rohde!

I am currently working on a project regarding the greenhouse effect, and came across your excellent [spectrum]. Specifically, I am referring to the 5250 °C blackbody curve. I am trying to plot something similar using the expression for solar exitance and converting to irradiance at earth by multiplying with the factor (Rs/d)^2, with Rs being the solar radius and d being the distance from the earth to the sun. Doing so however, I get a curve which is very similar but with a slightly smaller amplitude (peak amplitude in my graph is 1.4 but above 1.5 in yours).

I would greatly appreciate it if you could comment on my approach and/or elaborate a bit on yours.

Thanks! Alexandre Vandermonde (talk) 01:37, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

Help me Admin! I want to participate in Wikipedia, and use my username. I can't log-in. A temporary password problem has prevented me from logging on while I make this edit to an Admin's Talk Page to ask for help. When I try to log-on at the temporary password page, i get an error. It tells me that I am either already logged-on or am using an expired or incorrect password. This is not correct. I think that you should also work on the error messages, to make trouble-shooting errors possible. Knowing what might have gone wrong is not useful to developers. There is a lack of a place to report technical problems. Assuming that all the code will always work is not up to the standard of what is possible with coding today. Please fix the log-on problem, I can’t do it myself. I want to participate in some form in the future, is there a course or short introduction to editing and writing available? In what order should I read the available resources? How much of the content on any help page is repetitious and duplicated on some or all help pages? What method for addressing technical errors on pages is in use? what prevents malicious code or social engineering? (talk) 02:09, 25 December 2015 (UTC) 2001:569:78D6:E600:E5D5:38FB:70BE:C549 (talk) 02:16, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

AbuseFilter question[edit]

Hey Dragons flight, just wondering if you could answer a quick question about the AbuseFilter configuration. I'm going to propose enabling the block function, but I'd like to leave the rangeblock and degroup capabilities disabled while providing the block capability to only administrator edit filter managers, not non-admin EFMs. Is there a way to do this? Thanks, Sam Walton (talk) 19:56, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

If I understand the code correctly, to edit any filter you need to the user right "abusefilter-modify". In addition, to apply an abuse filter "restricted action" you need the user right "abusefilter-modify-restricted". By default the restricted actions are "block", "degroup", "blockautopromote", and "rangeblock". The restricted user right is needed to add or remove the restricted actions as well as to edit any filter that has it applied. Given this understanding, I believe that if you give the "abusefilter-modify-restricted" right to admins then only administrator EFMs would be able to use the block function. One would separately need to enable the block function which is currently disabled on enwiki.
Blocks would come from a user with the name Mediawiki:abusefilter-blocker with the log message Mediawiki:abusefilter-blockreason including filter description and number as parameters (currently the filter number, parameter $2, is not used). According to my reading of the code, if a block is generated, the message Mediawiki:abusefilter-blocked-display is displayed to the blocked user with parameters for filter description and filter number. Assuming the blocking filter is also set to show a warning, the user should also see the associated warning message which can be customized in the normal way.
I should note that I haven't tested these features, and this is just my understanding of the code, so I may be mistaken in some way. Dragons flight (talk) 11:51, 1 January 2016 (UTC)
@Dragons flight: That's really helpful, thank you. You mentioned that the block function is disabled here; how would we enable it, and could we disable the degroup, blockautopromote, and rangeblock functions so that they don't become available when admins are given modify-restricted? Also, MediaWiki:Abusefilter-blocker seem to have been changed to "Edit filter" but there's no User:Edit filter or User:Edit Filter. I suspect this change shouldn't have been made since User:Abuse Filter does exist. Sam Walton (talk) 12:44, 1 January 2016 (UTC)
At present, "blockautopromote" is available by default. "Block", "degroup", and "rangeblock" are not available by default. Though available, no one can use the "blockautopromote" function since no one has the required abusefilter-modify-restricted permission. So to add the block option and no others, one would have to add the "block" option and remove the "blockautopromote" option.
I think one would need to add the following to the enwiki section of [10]:
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['abusefilter-modify-restricted'] = true;
$wgAbuseFilterAvailableActions[] = 'block';
$wgAbuseFilterAvailableActions = array_diff( $wgAbuseFilterAvailableActions, array( 'blockautopromote' ) );
It appears that before issuing a block the AbuseFilter actually creates the account for MediaWiki:Abusefilter-blocker if it doesn't exist (or in fact seizes control of it, if it does exist). So it shouldn't be a problem what name is used. Though it creates the account, I don't think it creates or modifies any of the pages associated with the account, so someone would need to create an appropriate user page, etc. Dragons flight (talk) 13:21, 1 January 2016 (UTC)
Ok, great. Could you double check that the list of changes I've written here is everything we'd need to do? And last question - do you know what happens if a user has 'abusefilter-modify-restricted' but not 'abusefilter-modify' as would be the case for administrators without the EFM userright? Sam Walton (talk) 13:40, 1 January 2016 (UTC)
That looks correct to me. I'm pretty sure that someone with "modify-restricted" but not "modify" would be unable to edit any filters. Dragons flight (talk) 14:48, 1 January 2016 (UTC)


If you research the history of the term you might find the word "lede" originated with a "journalist" who couldn`t spell lead or a typo that stuck probably as a joke " keep the lead out of the lede " I understand Wikipedia accepts it...that`s the point...Wikipedia is supposed to be an encyclopedia not a tabloid newspaper. 05:03, 9 January 2016 (UTC) (talk)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Get off Wikipedia and come spend time with your wife. Ccarlst (talk) 21:45, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

Lisa Christine Holmberg page[edit]

Hi, Dragons flight! I was wondering if you would help me since you're an admin. I've been a victim of Overzealous deletion on my article Lisa Christine Holmberg. The page has been completely revamped since its last deletion in 2014, and I feel like it got speedy deleted without a fair review with the new citations and information. Is there something that you can do or any advice you have? Thanks.(WikiConqueror (talk) 23:09, 4 March 2016 (UTC))

Copyright vio[edit]

Hi Robert,

I think that the defenders of the free market against green alarmism seem to ignore your copyright here. I don't see clear attribution. --Stephan Schulz (talk) 11:24, 23 March 2016 (UTC)

In the news candidate: Peabody Bankruptcy[edit]

I'm requesting your opinion on my nomination of Peabody Bankruptcy for main page in the news. Since you are interested in global warming related articles I thought you might be interested in this nomination. Thank you. Brian Everlasting (talk) 07:35, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Formula to convert inches to gallons for oil furnace[edit]

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Numerical recipes for fixed point convergence[edit]

If you just iterate the function, then near the fixed point you are dealing with approximately a linear transform of the deviation w.r.t. the fixed point. This means that components of the eigenvectors with eigenvalues close to zero will vanish rapidly, after a while you're then left with a vector that lies approximately in a subspace spanned by eigenvectors with relatively large eigenvalues (close to 1). You can then easily estimate how this linear transform acts using Gram Schmidt orthogonalization. Near the fixed point we have:

So, if you iterate this k times and subtract then drops out and you are dealing with vectors that can be assumed to be in a subspace spanned by eigenvectors close to 1. If you perform a Gram Schmidt orthogonalization using a few of these vectors and then expand subsequent differences of iterates in the basis, you obtain the dominant eigenvalues (many eigenvalues close to each other will appear as a single eigenvalue). Then you're done because you now have access to both A and f(x), e.g. the difference between and is , so you can then make big step forward by computing . Note that applying the inverse of 1-A is easy as you know the (approximate) eigenvectors and eigenvalues. Count Iblis (talk) 23:36, 13 May 2016 (UTC)

This can be made more systematic as follows. You have to deal with the likely case of a large number of eigenvectors with large eigenvalues, many of which make a subdominant contribution to the initial vector. If you then eliminate the most dominant ones you're going to be left with the next dominant one which you need to eliminate via Gram -Schmidt again. So, what you end up with is a scheme were you iterate the function a number of times, extract approximate eigenvalues and eigenvectors and then construct another function with the same fixed point that has the eigenvalues of these eigenvectors reduced to approximately zero. In Dirac notation we can write:

Count Iblis (talk) 16:57, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

Title disambig text[edit]

Is there a reason {{Title disambig text}} doesn't use {{PAGENAME}} as default with {{{1|{{PAGENAME}}}}} instead of {{{1}}}? I was expecting it but don't know whether it conflicts with current uses of the template. PrimeHunter (talk) 10:28, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

I don't know. I created the template based on a third-party request ages ago. I'm not sure I've ever even used it for anything myself, so I'm really not sure how it is presently used or if setting PAGENAME as a default would cause things to break. Dragons flight (talk) 10:45, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
OK. I don't want to mess with the template but have added it to the documentation.[11] PrimeHunter (talk) 13:23, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

Help me[edit]

Hello professor please help me! How to sign my post. Please reply with proper answer. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Silent Hunter (talkcontribs) 07:27, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

To SIGN a post, you add ~~~~ to the end of your post and it automatically creates a signature when you save. The tilde character (~) is usually found on the upper left of your keyboard. Dragons flight (talk) 11:07, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
@Dragons flight: oh! I got it now I will sign my post. ThanksSilent Hunter (talk) 13:55, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
@Dragons flight: This user is blocked, as a sockpuppet of Sarojupreti.—Constanstin 16:34, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

5 Million Year temperature graph[edit]

Hello, I saw your temperature graph at . Since the Earth experiences such large variations in temperatures, it makes sense to consider that our trend towards global warming is inevitable. It seems as if we've been in a temperature dip, and maybe we're just climbing out of it at a faster rate than we might have (at worse), but in any event a global temperature increase is just part of Earth's cycles.

That's a possible interpretation of your graph, is it not?

Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mschwage (talkcontribs) 02:51, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

400 years of Sunspot Observations[edit]

Hello DragonFlight,

what exactly is the meaning of the black smooth line in File:Sunspot_Numbers.png, how did you compute it? To me, it is not obvious, and I cannot find an explanation of it anywhere. Did I miss something? (I plan to plot a new solar activity graph for Commons, similar to yours, but based on new V2 ISSN and group data (yearly means) as distributed by SILSO.) I'd appreciate your hint, regards

--DeWikiMan (talk) 13:33, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

Abuse filter[edit]

Hi, because of an irritating AbuseFilter bug, we (Kaldari, MusikAnimal and I) are going to do an update next week that will affect one of your filters. We hope we'll fix all affected filters ourselves, but we're of course grateful if you want to help us. The issue is explained here; the current plan is here. In any case, we wanted you to be aware what's happening, and you're very welcome to help out of course. I'm sending you an email with more details. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 13:28, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

Earthquake magnitude[edit]

See talk page.--Japs 88 (talk) 08:29, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Cite nothing[edit]

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Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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ITN for Shimon Peres[edit]

Hi Dragons flight, you promoted the ITN for Shimon Peres to the main page. I was the nominator. It is my first successful nomination at my second attempt so I am still an ITN relative neophyte. In the Peres discussion, I asked a few questions but never got a response, so I hope you might be able and willing to help:

  1. I noted as nominator that I was not sure who qualified as an updater. I did add his death to the "post-presidency" section, though others had already included the date of death in the infobox. I'm not clear on whether the updater refers to the first person to add the ITN-blurb fact, or if there are multiple and it goes by quality / extent of additions (like these), or also to addressing the issues in the ITN discussion (like these edits adding references, content, and addressing referencing problems, adding a total of 3862 bytes). TRM adding a single updater, Avaya1, who has certainly added a lot to the article, including since Peres' death but those didn't start until the ITN discussion was at this point and you posted the blurb about 90 min after Avaya1 started editing. So, would you please clarify for me what qualifies an editor(s) as an updater, and did I qualify in this case?
  2. It was my understanding that a user talk page credit goes with ITNs. TRM gave one to Avaya1 but I have had no notice - is it only for the updaters? If there is one for the nominator, does s/he also get an updater credit if s/he is an updater?
  3. Any other comments or advice for an ITN newbie?

Many Thanks, EdChem (talk) 06:54, 3 October 2016 (UTC)

ITN notifications are considered optional. As mentioned at Wikipedia:In the news/Administrator_instructions#Credits, once something is posted, anyone is free to give notice since it doesn't require admin tools. Some admins do give notice most of time, others do so rarely. I'm definitely in the latter camp, but I've given you a notice now since you asked about it. There isn't an official definition of "updater". The person or people that included the new news will definitely count. Personally, I would also consider other people who significantly improved an article prior to posting to also be "updaters", but as I already noted, I only rarely post such notices myself. Thank you for contributions to ITN and keep up the good work improving Wikipedia. Dragons flight (talk) 10:34, 3 October 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for the explanation, and the post on my talk page. From the sounds of things, I should have simply listed myself as an updater, if not for the original inclusion then for the updating / referencing work. Credits aren't really important, I understand, but I do like to know how processes work. I do think your working definition of updater makes sense. Regards, EdChem (talk) 10:50, 3 October 2016 (UTC)


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Створення вікіпроекту[edit]

(Вибачте - англійської не знаю)Ви також користувач МедіаВікі. Яби хотів створити свій вікіпроект. Чи помогли б ви мені . Дякую за розуміння.--uk:Користувач:Боровков Роман (обг) 13:51 , 13 жовтня 2016 року — Preceding unsigned comment added by Боровков Роман (talkcontribs) 10:49, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for updating the tense at Jack Greenberg (lawyer). I knew him as an acquaintance. I appreciate your work. Bearian (talk) 14:31, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

799 disallowing[edit]

Hi DF, I've set 799 to disallow - no FPs and I'll keep an eye on the logs. We had a request on the mailing list and your filter was logging everything just perfectly :) -- samtar talk or stalk 14:47, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

2000 Year Temperature Comparison Update[edit]

2000 Year Temperature Comparison

Dr. Rohde, I have for a long time been a fan of this chart, and the fact that it is so often reproduced in other sites is a testament to its effectiveness. But I feel it is overdue for an update. 2015 was (and 2016 will be) much warmer than 2004, and I would imagine there are many updated proxy records that have been published since then that could be useful as well. I thought about taking a stab at creating an updated version myself but thought I would try contacting you first to see if you were already planning an update, and, if so, if there is any way I could help you. Let me know. Thanks. Dawei20 (talk) 05:06, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]


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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Dragons flight.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:46, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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rename zürich attack[edit]

hi dragons flight, pls rename zürich attack according to the afd discussion. --ThurnerRupert (talk) 20:56, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

Request for Comments on use of certain files not copyrighted in the US[edit]


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Edit filter false positive[edit]

Please respond to Wikipedia:Edit filter/False positives/Reports#; this appears to be the result of this change to Edit Filter 799. עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 12:58, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Not sure what to do here[edit]

After[12] and [13] he's still at it. See an edit yesterday I just reverted. This is of course just fantasy.[14] (note my name there) and this - the eagle bit is a theme of his. And two weeks ago these edits]. Pinging @Joey Roe: who voted at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Scroll Trench. Doug Weller talk 13:22, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

WP:NOTHERE comes to mind. He's an infrequent editor, but this goes back a decade at this point. Maybe ANI? I'm a little loathe to just block him without some sort of a discussion, but if someone is pushing their own agenda for this long a period of time, it is hard to imagine they are ever going to change. Dragons flight (talk) 14:15, 5 January 2017 (UTC)
Sorry, got distracted. The only question for me is whether he'd just sock. He won't change, I'm pretty sure there's something wrong with him. He even claimed to be me once. Doug Weller talk 19:26, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

AfD lists?[edit]

Hi -- I seem to recall from many years ago that you ran a bot that created lists of current AfDs, including one that listed "controversial" ones -- there was some metric; perhaps ones with at least two !votes in each direction? Does that list still get maintained anywhere, by you or anyone else? Thanks -- Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 13:54, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Arthur H. Rosenfeld[edit]

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RfC on "No paid editing for Admins" at WT:COI[edit]

I've relisted an RfC that was run at WT:Admin in Sept. 2015. It is at Wikipedia talk:Conflict of interest#Concrete proposal 3 as there are a number of similar proposals going on at the same place. Better to keep them together. Smallbones(smalltalk) 04:30, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

Eight more years of sensible, positive mopping[edit]

I was looking in the BN archives (re current discussion at BN) and noticed that it's the eighth anniversary of this. Smashing. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 14:12, 14 March 2017 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Str index/logic[edit]

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