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Yay! Wikipedia! Yay! Yay!!!!!!!!! --- Sdp 05:23, 19 Aug 2003 (UTC)


Care to explain Image:Elvis_costello_beyond_belief.ogg ? --Brion 03:42, 30 Nov 2003 (UTC)

!$K%&!LK#!&!!!! I'm testing some of the RFEs for media upload, and I was also updating some stuff on Wikipedia at the same time... and I accidentally uploaded a file to Wikipedia instead of on my local server! Terribly sorry! Please delete -- if it's not obvious, it's a blatant copyvio. Making mental note: never, ever, ever, ever, EVER test local and work on Wikipedia at the same time! --ESP 03:47, 30 Nov 2003 (UTC)
Okay, no prob. :) Deleted. --Brion 04:17, 30 Nov 2003 (UTC)

Contents

Point Reyes[edit]

Hi Evan - I see you have Point Reyes national seashore on your ToDo list. I've just put up a rather stubby article about it - can you improve it? The wretched National Park Service site has crashed so I can't get official info at the moment, which hasn't helped. seglea 07:51, 30 Nov 2003 (UTC)

Re:Owen Chamberlain[edit]

Great!! --Jiang

Montreal[edit]

E-mail me and I will send you the metro map, released as requested. - Montréalais 06:24, 8 Dec 2003 (UTC)

p.s. Do you know you share my birthday? - Montréalais
No I did not. Hmm. What are the odds? --ESP 18:50, 10 Dec 2003 (UTC)
1 in 366, since you were born in a leap year ^_^ - Montréalais

Re: Categorization Suggestion[edit]

Hi, in response to your dismissive note, I suppose you did not see the re-direct to the dedicated page. My fault, I forgot to update the links on the Categorization pages in wiki and meta. I fixed that. The page is User:Brent Gulanowski/Categorization. If you did read it, then I don't understand your questions at all, since I was very specific and even provide an algorithm which is meant to show that the system could evolve naturally and need not be stuctured top-down like tree-based systems. Brent Gulanowski 21:37, 17 Dec 2003 (UTC)

I put some specific questions on User talk:Brent Gulanowski/Categorization. I think my main question is: how is your proposal different from other categorization proposals? Have you read other categorization proposals? --ESP 21:51, 17 Dec 2003 (UTC)
I will look there. Your question "how is it different?" is meaningless. Any reader of two proposals should be able to understand the difference themselves. I wrote one because I have not found one which was logically coherent or based on any kind of conceptual theory. Brent Gulanowski 06:02, 18 Dec 2003 (UTC)
OK, so, I don't particularly feel compelled to take your proposal seriously, then. --ESP 17:31, 18 Dec 2003 (UTC)
This is a very strange conversation. Did it occur to you that I have no idea who you are or what your responsibilities are? I don't recall imposing anything on you in the first place, thus your defensive posture is very confusing. The simplest thing you could have done was to say, "Here are some other proposals under discussion. Read them and then revise yours so that it adds something. BTW, I'm Evan and I care because ..." However, you began by making accusations. How about an encouraging response to a new wikipedian instead of an alienating one?
I have added a very large, detailed addendum to the proposal, on the talk page. If if fact you have some kind of stake in this, if you will be so kind as to provide links to other information and suggestions or anything whatsoever, I will read them and rewrite my proposal taking them into consideration. Brent Gulanowski 19:51, 18 Dec 2003 (UTC)
I'm one of the MediaWiki developers. I'm working on meta:field-value pairs, and one of the implementations of this is meta:categorization using field-value pairs. My interest in this is that you added your proposal to the list of proposals on meta:categorization, but it not only wasn't parallel with the other proposals -- since it didn't emphasize implementation -- but I also didn't see much in it that wasn't encompassed in all the other proposals around.
If you're serious about seeing categorization implemented in MediaWiki, you may want to extract the valuable pieces of your personal proposal and combine them into the meta:categorization requirements. --ESP 19:59, 18 Dec 2003 (UTC)
I added ten or so more. I hope they are helpful. I might be able to come up with more or refactor these if requested. Brent Gulanowski 04:20, 19 Dec 2003 (UTC)

LanguageCs.php[edit]

Dear Mr. Prodromou, I have drop a line for User talk:Eloquence, but he doesn't seem to care. I have made a proposal for LanguageCs.php 1.9. Can you look at it? -- Vít Zvánovec 14:28, 15 Feb 2004 (UTC)

I don't understand what I should do with it. Do you want it checked in as the new version? --ESP 22:37, 13 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Madrid 11[edit]

Thanks for your several edits at the Madrid 11 attacks article: it is quite important for us in Spain. Pfortuny 18:17, 13 Mar 2004 (UTC)

I realize that. Thanks for taking the time to thank me. --ESP 06:55, 15 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Warbox[edit]

So sorry! I didn't know about the first time. I just figured since they'd been added to the other u.s.-related wars I would normalize and update. Our--and by our I guess I mean me ;)--standing policy is "This is an attempt to translate the battlebox format to a warbox format for U.S.-related wars. Do not force this box on pages where the users reject it. It is encouraged, but totally optional, and will often not work perfectly with a specific conflict--WWII, for example, would be difficult to fit into this paradigm." Anyway, my bad. I just thought the first guy who did it had missed a couple. jengod 18:22, Mar 16, 2004 (UTC)

P.S. I added a note to Talk:Military history of the United States specifically saying not to add to the Barbary Wars pages. If anyone else comes by, just remove and then send 'em over there. jengod 18:28, Mar 16, 2004 (UTC)

re: grazingship[edit]

Hcheney has come clean with some truths regarding GrazingshipIV. You may want to reconsider your Quickpoll vote. Kingturtle 23:56, 24 Mar 2004 (UTC)

You may want to kiss my ass. I'll vote how I want to vote. Don't bother leaving a note like this on my talk page again. --ESP 00:45, 25 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Article Licensing[edit]

Hi, I've started a drive to get users to multi-license all of their contributions that they've made to either (1) all U.S. state, county, and city articles or (2) all articles, using the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC-by-sa) v1.0 and v2.0 Licenses or into the public domain if they prefer. The CC-by-sa license is a true free documentation license that is similar to Wikipedia's license, the GFDL, but it allows other projects, such as WikiTravel, to use our articles. Since you are among the top 2000 Wikipedians by edits, I was wondering if you would be willing to multi-license all of your contributions or at minimum those on the geographic articles. Over 90% of people asked have agreed. For More Information:

To allow us to track those users who muli-license their contributions, many users copy and paste the "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" template into their user page, but there are other options at Template messages/User namespace. The following examples could also copied and pasted into your user page:

Option 1
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions, with the exception of my user pages, as described below:
{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}

OR

Option 2
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions to any [[U.S. state]], county, or city article as described below:
{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}

Or if you wanted to place your work into the public domain, you could replace "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" with "{{MultiLicensePD}}". If you only prefer using the GFDL, I would like to know that too. Please let me know what you think at my talk page. It's important to know either way so no one keeps asking. -- Ram-Man (comment| talk)

See my response to your comment on my talk page. Ram-Man (comment) (talk)[[]] 02:38, Dec 15, 2004 (UTC)

Another response. Ram-Man (comment) (talk)[[]] 03:11, Dec 15, 2004 (UTC)

It occurs to me that you may be monitoring my page. In any case, more comments! Ram-Man (comment) (talk)[[]]

Wikitravel[edit]

Hey - np. :) I just wanted you to know that if Wikitravel needed a home that people high up in the Wikimedia Foundation would welcome Wikitravel into the Wikimedia family. We also have not launched a competing project due to the existence of Wikitravel. Good luck in your wikitravels. :) --mav 21:36, 23 Jan 2005 (UTC)


InterWiki to wikitravel:xx[edit]

Halló Evan! Together with sysop http://wikitravel.org/ro/articol/Utilizator:D.evil (ro:Utilizator:D.evil) I am puzeled about InterWiki links to the different language projects of wikitravel:. Please take a look at User talk:Patrick#wikitravel:. There is a question form User:Brion VIBBER. Thanks! Regards Gangleri | Th | T 23:09, 2005 Feb 8 (UTC)

invitation[edit]

This is an invitation to the recently created Quebec Wikipedians' Notice Board. It'd be a pleasure to see you around there. Circeus 15:48, Mar 17, 2005 (UTC)

New Haven notes[edit]

Gruess dich, MisterBad

FYI, I've been compiling some notes about tourist guides, hotels and rental accomodation prior to moving there later this spring for a year. Sooner or later I will join WikiTravel and merge it into WikiTravel:New Haven. The notes are appropriately dual licensed, and are on page User:Chalst/guide/New Haven --- Charles Stewart 12:41, 19 Mar 2005 (UTC)

wikitravel version 1.3.10[edit]

If you'd like to talk to me about Wikitravel, please use my Wikitravel user page, WikiTravel:User:Evan. --ESP 12:34, 24 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Meeting of June 13th[edit]

Hello there, Evan. I have recreated the "Meetups" here. Can we count on your presence for the next gathering? --Liberlogos 05:53, 11 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Hi again. Since the notice was late, I am seriously considering changing the date of the meeting to make it easier for everyone. What do you think about Wednesday, June 15, or Wednesday, June 22?

Gil Robbins[edit]

Apparently, the answer is "yes". See Talk:The Highwaymen. -- Jmabel | Talk 04:26, July 21, 2005 (UTC)

Next Montreal Meetup[edit]

Evan. I'd appreciate a sign from you. I am again sending you an invitation for the next Montreal Wikipedia meeting. The probable date is curently set for August 15, 7PM. Even if you cannot come, please leave me a message. Thanks. --Liberlogos 03:44, 7 August 2005 (UTC)

ASL History - Fade to Black[edit]

I added some info to the ASL article that you asked for re: the spread of the language from the school Gallaudet had founded. It was a good comment you made. It was an important omission that needed attention. Qaz

UDHR[edit]

Hi EvanProdromou. I've just reverted-out the changes you made to the UDHR article back on Sept 15th. The GBR 'most translated' statement is (unfortunately) a complex issue with many people advocating different wordings and reasons for keeping/removing the statement, in various forms -- please see the Talk page discussion on this issue. I wish we could find a way of wording this which would satisfy everyone; maybe I'll write the Guinness people directly and ask them. :( Cheers, Madmagic 05:00, 19 September 2005 (UTC)

I've done it several times and not had a good response. I've altered your revert; please see the Talk page for the UDHR, where this kind of discussion should probably take place. --ESP 14:54, 19 September 2005 (UTC)
Hi again Evan. I was very glad to see your most recent changes to the UDHR article (your edit of 14:45 on September 19, 2005.) I really hope your wording of the issue will satisfy everyone, it's entirely fine with me. As I've just noted on the Talk page of the article. :) Thanks also for mentioning your experience with writing the Guiness folks. Cheers, Madmagic 04:23, 26 September 2005 (UTC)

Question[edit]

Hello, Evan... According to this page: http://wikitravel.org/ro/Wikitravel:Administratori you're a sysop on the Romanian wikitravel page. I've already talked with the other person listed there, Ronline, who's also a sysop on several other romanian wikiprojects, about some pages to be deleted from the romanian wikitravel, but he told me he's not a sysop there... Could you please check? Thank you! --Vlad 10:26, 30 September 2005 (UTC)

Feel free to ask me questions about Wikitravel on my Wikitravel home page. --ESP 16:20, 1 October 2005 (UTC)
Hi there! It's me again... Just to let you know that at your question here: http://wikitravel.org/wiki/ro/index.php?title=Discu%C5%A3ie_Utilizator:Vlad&curid=1614&diff=0&oldid=3326 I've answered you there: http://wikitravel.org/wiki/ro/index.php?title=Discu%C5%A3ie_Utilizator:EvanProdromou&curid=664&diff=0&oldid=3328

(not being sure how often you checked Romanian wikitravel). And congratulations on becoming an admin on en.wiki. --Vlad 19:59, 10 January 2006 (UTC)

User Categorisation[edit]

You were listed on the Wikipedia:Wikipedians/Quebec page as living in or being associated with Quebec. As part of the Wikipedia:User categorisation project, these lists are being replaced with user categories. If you would like to add yourself to the category that is replacing the page, please visit Category:Wikipedians in Quebec for instructions.--Rmky87 00:56, 11 October 2005 (UTC)

Image:Tom benton.jpg[edit]

This was listed on Possibly unfree images about two weeks ago (sorry that nobody contacted you!) The image isn't old enough to be public domain, and according to this page on the Library of Congress site, republication is not permitted. Could you help clear this up? Please see the entry at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree images#Phase II - November 16. Thanks! Foofy 20:32, 16 November 2005 (UTC)

I've responded on that page. Thanks for the heads-up. --ESP 14:57, 17 November 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/EvanProdromou[edit]

Greetings. I've removed Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/EvanProdromou from the main RfA page, because it has not been properly accepted (this is required, even for self-noms). You may also wish to answer the questions before re-posting it, as RfA's with unanswered questions swiftly draw opposition. Good luck! BD2412 T 19:50, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

We should probably, then, amend Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/nominate. I'll give it a poke after I finish my nomination. --ESP 19:53, 6 December 2005 (UTC)
Thanks, you were quite right about the form. Strictly speaking, a candidate need not answer the questions - but it is highly unlikely that anyone could be promoted without having done so. BD2412 T 20:03, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

Congratulations![edit]

Congratulations! It's my pleasure to let you know that, consensus being reached, you are now an administrator. You should read the relevant policies and other pages linked to from the administrators' reading list before carrying out tasks like deletion, protection, banning users, and editing protected pages such as the Main Page. Most of what you do is easily reversible by other sysops, apart from page history merges and image deletion, so please be especially careful with those. You might find the new administrators' how-to guide helpful. Cheers! --

Thanks! I'm looking forward to helping out with this task! --ESP 16:13, 14 December 2005 (UTC)


Jobim[edit]

Hello. May I ask how one pronouces "Jobim"? Thanks--Nino Gonzales 03:31, 1 January 2006 (UTC)

Uh... that's probably a good question for the reference desk. --ESP 19:26, 1 January 2006 (UTC)

Wikimedia Canada[edit]

Hi there! I'd like to invite you to explore Wikimedia Canada, and create a list of people interested in forming a local chapter for our nation. A local chapter will help promote and improve the organization, within our great nation. We'd also like to encourage everyone to suggest projects for our national chapter to participate in. Hope to see you there! -- user:zanimum

RE: UN French à la UN English[edit]

Hi Evan! Glad to see you're in Montreal, too!

Actually, I'm even happier that you brought up the UN/Académie française query. It is extremely pertinent and deserves investigation. When I was studying translation at NYU, we had the discussion about English at the UN (since there were two UN translators/interpreters as teachers in the program). It involved regional differences, unnatural English for any English-speaking country and British Imperialism.

I can't see the same type of debate for U.N. French. First, the norms in most French speaking countries are pretty much identical, aside from regional terms and major feminization in Québec. However, all French-language media outside of Paris try to align themselves with Paris media norms to a large extent, hence the term "français international". Upshot: there isn't much of an issue. So, in terms of a standard, the issue is more feminization, which has even caused scandals in France.

Then, the real question is, as you wrote, WHAT/WHO does the UN use for French? All I can say is that they don't really think about it and have certainly not adopted the Académie's spelling reforms from the past 100 years. Aside from that, I don't see any urge/need to use the A.F. as a reference. Dictionaries take up that role already. CJ Withers 20:10, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

Re: Confusion[edit]

ESP Moved conversation back to User talk:Big Adamsky.

Barbary States[edit]

Did you even read the definition of Kleptocracy? That is not what it means. There is no reason to refer to them as Kleptocracies even if they robbed every country on the planet so long as their internal structure was adverse to internal corruption. Firstly, use words you know the meaning of. Secondly, did you even look at the talk page to discuss your edit? For God's sake I did not just run amok all over the article without forethought, and there is no reason for you to revert without the same kind of forethought. I did not mark my edit as minor, and you shouldn't have either. Angrynight 17:03, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

The "S"[edit]

Curious - is "S" really your middle initial, or do you just use it make ESP? Cheers! BD2412 T 14:25, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

S is my middle initial. Full name is Evangelo Stavro Prodromou. --ESP 21:28, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Weasal words/passive voice[edit]

Thank you for your comment; see my latest at Wikipedia_talk:Avoid_weasel_words (at the bottom of the "passive voice" section as I type this). Ou tis 15:19, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

User:Lepercaun[edit]

Hi Evan, no problem at all, you saved me the trouble of going to WP:AIV! Regards, Accurizer 21:34, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Hey Evan,[edit]

I saw your name in my watchlist (Democide). I bet you've been told before that your name sounds terribly Greek! It's the genitive case of Pródromos-Πρόδρομος (genitive ends in -ou, so Prodrómou-Προδρόμου is for <<Prodromos'>>), meaning literally "forerunner's".[1] So that would aim to make you "the son of the forerunner". Prodromos is a familiar appellation for John the Baptist in the Greek Orthodox Church (Ágios Ioánnis o Pródromos - also John the Forerunner in English). See also Family name#Greece. Any relation you can trace? NikoSilver 22:07, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes, my family is Greek-American. --ESP 16:55, 24 November 2006 (UTC)
Yasou! Nice to have you around. I noticed your babel doesn't include any Greek, that's why my comment was so analytic. Chairete. NikoSilver 16:00, 25 November 2006 (UTC)

Image:Thomas_hart_benton_painter.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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Rococo[edit]

Thanks for inviting me! I added my name at the bottom of the list. See you there. -- Mathieugp 18:41, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

Barbary wars[edit]

Hi. teh first war has the infobox added in it and I decided to add one in for the second. The reason being is because I believe that all wars should have one out of principle but above all to give a summarized verison of the events of the war - who, when, what, why and the result.

I hope you agree

Respectfully

Tourskin 06:53, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

I don't -- I think infoboxes are stupid and useless. However, that train has long left the station, and I don't really care that much any more. --ESP 13:57, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

podcast interview in Taiwan[edit]

Hi there Evan, How've you been since Taiwan?

Since we met I've now got myself a real job at the Dictionary of Sydney as their Multimedia coordinator - I'm absolutely chuffed that an interest in WP can lead me to a paying job in the area that I love. But enough of me...

I can't recall whether, when I had this userbox made up a while ago, if I gave you one for your troubles. So, if you havn't already received it, here's a token of gratitude for coming on the show:

WikipediaWeekly50x50.png This user was a guest on Episode 26 of Wikipedia Weekly. You can listen here.


Witty Lama 08:35, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Wikimedia Canada[edit]

If I join, it will be primarily to help in getting speakers of Amerindian languages to organize and also to promote the setting up of Wikipedia groups throughout Quebec, especially outside Montreal, around universities. If I get involved, it will lead to the creation of a sub-committee called Wikimédia Québec that will operate in French. Otherwise, monolingual French speakers will as usual be excluded from participating fully, leaving only unrepresentative people like me (one foot in French, the other in English all year long) to speak in their name. That sub-committee could send bilingual delegates to the Canadian-wide reunions when needed. Of course it will look silly at first since there will be very few people in the whole committee, probably located in Montreal (or Toronto?), but as groups are organized in at least Montreal, Laurentides, Abitibi, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Saguenay, Sherbrooke and Gaspesie, then it will start to make perfect sense. In the end, it will be a lot less complicated and efficient than always trying to appear to work in two languages all the time. Decades of experience shows that French always ends up being just a language of translation in most cases, even when the people with the best intentions in the world try to make it otherwise. I don't mind my language being just a translation language in Toronto or Calgary, but not in Montreal. But you knew that already, didn't you? ;-) -- Mathieugp (talk) 18:58, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Wiki Winos[edit]

Hey Evan! I'm planning on doing the next Wine Newsletter and wondered if you got an opportunity to take a look at the Questionnaire? If you get an opportunity (By Wednesday would be fabulous), take a look and post your replies here so they can be included in the newsletter. Thanks for you time! AgneCheese/Wine 04:12, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Yes, I'll have the questions done by Wednesday. I'm getting ready for a trip from Montreal to Buenos Aires Tuesday night (and, yes, I'm looking forward to the wines!), but I'll have an hour or two to finish my questionnaire (see User:EvanProdromou/WikiProject Wine interview for a start) before I take off. --ESP (talk) 14:03, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

WP:WINE newsletter[edit]

Nuvola mimetypes exec wine.png The Wine Project Newsletter!
Issue XI - February 21st, 2008

In this edition:

  • News & Notes - Every American Viticultural Area now has an article! Keeping up with the B class wine articles and find out which start class article of top importance was viewed almost 43,000 times between Dec-Jan.
Plus, find out which wine related Did you knows helped to dispel the myths around the Shiraz grape's origins and which Bordeaux wine chateau was a last minute addition to the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855-not without some controversy.
Also, what wine articles have the most potential to reach Good article status?
  • Wiki-Winos - Meet User:EvanProdromou! Evan who? Well let just say that another "wiki-wino" has come out the closet to say Hi and share what his project Vinismo can do to help Wikipedia's wine articles.
  • Wiki wine articles on the Web - Guess which prominent wine personality thinks that Wikipedia is one of the best wine resources on the web? Also find out who thinks our Mission grape article is lacking and how our Plavac Mali article cleared up some confusion about the grape's relationship to Zinfandel. Plus, was Mick Jagger really singing about Sommeliers in the Stone's song Beast of Burden?
This newsletter is sent to those listed under Participants on the Wine Project page. If you wish to no longer receive this newsletter please include Decline newsletter next to your name on the Participant list.
If you have any Wikipedia wine related news, announcements or suggestions drop a note in the Comments/Suggestion area of Wikipedia:WikiProject Wine/Newsletter.

Well here you go. Your feature in lights! Well, almost. :p If your interested in receiving future editions of the newsletter, let me know. AgneCheese/Wine 06:27, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Meetup/Montreal[edit]

I see you are a user located in Montréal, you may be interested in: Wikipedia:Meetup/Montreal. Please add your name to the "Interested" or to the "Not interested" list. Time and place haven't been decided yet. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 17:53, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the constructive comment. May 3rd is the date I put. Since you have experience in meetings, could you decide on a location? Since I don't know Montreal that well (I don't live in Montreal). Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 02:14, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
Proposed location: "Buffet La Stanza" in a small stripmall at the NW quadrant of the intersection of Marcel-Laurin and Côte-Vertu. Take the Line 2 Orange (Montreal Metro) to the end (Côte-Vertu) and take bus #121 west to the corner mentioned. Peter Horn 00:29, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Image:Senator thomas hart benton.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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Hello![edit]

Hello! Are you interested in a serious Wikimeetup? --Creamy!Talk 01:53, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Evanprodromou.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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You're invited![edit]

Hello, EvanProdromou,

You are invited meet with your fellow Wikipedians by attending the Montréal meetup scheduled on Sunday, June 27, 2010; between 1500 - 1700 to be held at the Comité Social Centre Sud (CSCS), located at 1710 Beaudry, in Montréal. You can sign up at the meetup page.

The meetup is happening in concurrence with RoCoCo 2010, a free, bilingual, weekend unconference including many people involved with Wikis both within the Wikipedia/Wikimedia Community and abroad. You do not need to attend the conference to sign up for the Wikimeetup, but you are certainly welcome! Bastique ☎ call me!

(PS: Please share this with those you know who might not be on the delivery list, i.e. Users in Montreal/Quebec)

Delivered by SoxBot (talk) 00:44, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

WP:PEACOCK[edit]

I'm challenging the use of "peacock term" here - apparently nobody else has felt the need to do so (so far: I haven't read every historical edit yet). Since you seem to have created the Guideline (which I agree with entirely except for the name and its shortcuts) I welcome your participation in the discussion. --Lexein (talk) 07:07, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

Notification: changes to "Mark my edits as minor by default" preference[edit]

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Whatever. --ESP (talk) 07:09, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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MSU Interview[edit]

Dear EvanProdromou,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
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Invitation to join the Ten Year Society[edit]

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Dear Evan,

I'd like to extend a cordial invitation to you to join the Ten Year Society, an informal group for editors who've been participating in the Wikipedia project for ten years or more.

Best regards, — Hex (❝?!❞) 02:48, 11 November 2012 (UTC).

P.S. Time flies, huh? H.

It really does! --ESP (talk) 14:35, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:User Wikitraveller[edit]

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hi[edit]

Just saying hi. I've been seeing a lot of comments from old friends the last couple of days in all this sadness, and it is making me think about people I care about :) Hope you're well and happy, phoebe / (talk to me) 18:11, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

Oh, I'm so glad to hear from you.
I'm well, but I'm pretty upset this weekend. I hope you're doing OK. --ESP (talk) 19:25, 13 January 2013 (UTC)


Help lines[edit]

Hi, DocJames. In the wake of Wikipedian Aaron Swartz's suicide on Friday -- featured inremembering Aaron Swartz -- I've been wondering what we can do to help prevent similar tragedies in the future, in our community and in the world at large.

Noting that Google, Yahoo, and Ask have special links to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline when they get queries for "suicide", I thought it would make sense to add a simple but prominent link to suicide.

There are archives of conversations on the subject on Talk:Suicide, and specifically I've seen you say that "we don't link to hotlines". I wasn't able to find a clear summary of why that is, though. It feels like suicide might be a special case, and since we have list of suicide crisis lines it could even be a wiki link. --ESP (talk) 19:29, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

We do not link to suicide hotlines at the top of the article as I have been unable to find any decent evidence to support there use. Am more than happy to look at evidence other present. We state in the prevention section "Although crisis hotlines are common there is little evidence to support or refute their effectiveness" with a couple of references. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 19:34, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
Hey Evan. I agree that the lose of a Wikipedian is a terrible thing. I have spent a few weeks bringing suicide to good article status in his honor. With some help from people who can spell / use grammar we could look at trying to bring it to FA. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 06:20, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

Recent changes hack[edit]

Is this Bugzilla #43977 anything you can shed a light on? Was it a hack you originally did? Cheers Sertmann (talk) 23:13, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure it came from WikiHow. --ESP (talk) 04:52, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

You're invited: Art & Feminism Edit-a-thon[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Kevin Fox (designer)[edit]

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Request for comment[edit]

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Nomination of David Shing for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of OpenShift for deletion[edit]

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Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Extended confirmed protection (also known as "30/500 protection") is a new level of page protection that only allows edits from accounts at least 30 days old and with 500 edits. The automatically assigned "extended confirmed" user right was created for this purpose. The protection level was created following this community discussion with the primary intention of enforcing various arbitration remedies that prohibited editors under the "30 days/500 edits" threshold to edit certain topic areas.

In July and August 2016, a request for comment established consensus for community use of the new protection level. Administrators are authorized to apply extended confirmed protection to combat any form of disruption (e.g. vandalism, sock puppetry, edit warring, etc.) on any topic, subject to the following conditions:

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Gotcha. --ESP (talk) 20:11, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi EvanProdromou.

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.

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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) 13:47, 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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Administrators' newsletter - February 2017[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Kevin Fox (designer)[edit]

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Invitation to Admin confidence survey[edit]

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ArbCom 2017 election voter message[edit]

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