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Dingmundson (talk) 14:00, 27 October 2016 (UTC) Thanks for the edit help on Mary Reeve Webster. I may be asking for more help as I try to evolve this entry into something beyond a stub.

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Speedy deletion nomination of Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy[edit]

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Please ignore this warning. The article had been hijacked by vandals, who replaced the contents with some rather offensive idiocy. This has now been reverted. Favonian (talk) 12:51, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Notifications[edit]

Please see Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Amendment#Request_to_amend_prior_case:_Koavf. This request was initiated by Koavf, but as far as his contributions show, he didn't notify any user...so I'm notifying you because you participated in the discussion that led to the community sanction. Cheers, Ncmvocalist (talk) 21:19, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

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Happy Thanksgiving[edit]

Happy WHAT? It sure ain't happy for me!

Happy Thanksgiving Tony the Marine (talk), 25 November 2010

Pedro II of Brazil[edit]

Thank you for making those corrections at Pedro II of Brazil. Kind regards, --Lecen (talk) 10:47, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Peer Review[edit]

Hello Everyking, I have opened So Yesterday for a Peer Review. Please leave your comments here. I noticed your contributions to the article. That's why I ask you. Thank you. Novice7 Talk 14:40, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

Ivorian presidential election, 2010 at ITN[edit]

--Kslotte (talk) 12:29, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

I know I'm a "little" late, but...[edit]

I'm glad that you got your admin status back. Congratulations! :-) --Ixfd64 (talk) 23:52, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

President/PM of Côte d'Ivoire[edit]

Hello there,

I have started a discussion at Talk:Côte d'Ivoire about what to put in the infobox as President/PM. I notice you have changed it to Gbagbo in order to "state the facts on the ground". if you could contribute to the discussion and explain what you mean by this, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. --Natural RX 19:53, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:POM55.jpg[edit]

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It's been a year[edit]

Hey Everyking, it's been a year since you regained your adminship! I'm very pleased to see that your new term as an admin has been productive and relatively peaceful (as I knew it would be): I'm glad I supported you. In addition, next month will be your seventh anniversary being here. Thank you again for all the work you've done. Best. Acalamari 19:05, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Hey[edit]

Join RareWiki plz!!! I need editors there. 70.90.186.145 (talk) 23:12, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of Refrences to synesthesia in fiction[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Refrences to synesthesia in fiction[edit]

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Francisco Macías Nguema[edit]

Hi Everyking! I reverted your edition to the Nguema article because atheists, even in the broad sense of the word, just don't believe in deities, they are not necessarily materialists, physicalists or rational skeptics. But I'm with you: also would like that people like this was not "one of ours"... Regards. Againme (talk) 19:34, 31 July 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks Everyking for helping to promote Æthelhere of East Anglia to Good Article status. Please accept this little sign of appreciation and goodwill from me, because you deserve it. Keep it up, and give some a pat on the back today. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 05:35, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Moving Burma to Myanmar - ongoing poll[edit]

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Mario Monti lede[edit]

Hello. Could you kindly check your use of English grammar in the revisions you have made to the start of the lede of the Mario Monti article? I find the use of the use of the present simple ("is") plus "since" to be unidiomatic. Please note that the reply to your earlier query "when???" was just a few lines down, in keeping with MOS; the lede to David Cameron—an article which has achieved GA status—follows a similar process. Thank you.--MistyMorn (talk) 13:30, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

I disagree quite strongly, but I have no wish to get into an edit war. Do you think that the lede of the David Cameron article is inappropriate, and if so does how does it conflict with MOS?--MistyMorn (talk) 13:40, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for the reply. While respecting your personal opinion regarding the Cameron lede, I still do not understand how it departs from MOS (and why the Cameron GA should not provide an appropriate model for the somewhat tricky Monti lede). Regards,--MistyMorn (talk) 14:52, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

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Malam Bacai Sanhá OR[edit]

Please don't add back OR that is quite clarly not in the source. (despite the edit summary)(Lihaas (talk) 21:08, 9 January 2012 (UTC)).

There was no source before, but kudos for adding that. But you also restored everything blindly some of which was not in the article. The AFP says that he will continue in his role it doesnt NOT say he will be sworn in as acting/interim, which officially means that he will continue in his capacity of taking charge of presidential affairs not that he will be president which is different, however technical. Perhaps officially the post will be vacant, unless we have a source saying otherwise.(Lihaas (talk) 21:22, 9 January 2012 (UTC)).

Request[edit]

Everyking, long time no "speak". I was wondering if you could do me a favor, since I gave my word to not use my "powers" until June. There is this user "User: Catémbe" who continues to vandalize the article of Herb Scannell by removing his photo and adding photos of other people, see: [1]. I was wondering if you could keep an eye on the situation and please warn him/her of a possible block. Also, if the person vandalizes the page, could you please semi-protect it? I hate to bother you, but I will truly appreciate your help. Thank you. Tony the Marine (talk) 20:05, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

RE: Wikipedia:Featured articles/2012 RfC on FA leadership: Tea[edit]

Smile.gif --Mistress Selina Kyle (Α⇔Ω ¦ ⇒✉) 06:53, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Everyking,


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 community HERE, were 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.
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Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your name HERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) 18:24, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

With best wishes, SlimVirgin TALK|CONTRIBS 17:26, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Hi James, just a belated note to thank you for your kind wishes during my break. I'm not back entirely yet -- still having some health issues -- but I'm dipping my toe in the water again, and as always wondering why I bother. :) Anyway, thanks again, and I hope all is well with you. SlimVirgin TALK|CONTRIBS 17:26, 13 February 2012 (UTC)


I'll just add my Hi under this section. It seems appropriate. :) I'm going around trying to meet the old timers and big-time editors with lots of contributions to get their take on Wikipedia. Please, come add your suggestions and experience to my talk page if you have a little time. I'd be honored. ,Wil (talk) 03:26, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

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WikiProject Romania[edit]

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Maybe you are interested in the Politics of Romania.--Codrin.B (talk) 02:00, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

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Plato portrait[edit]

How is the portrait of Plato not real? Maxronnersjo (talk) 21:30, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Article introductions[edit]

Why do you keep making this change on articles? Number 57 20:04, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

Common usage is to use the plural for (single) elections. As the article titles are very formulaic, the text in the intro doesn't need to match it (no-one would say "Republic of the Congo parliamentary election, 2012" in a sentence for instance). Number 57 08:19, 17 July 2012 (UTC)
I may also respond with "what?", as I would say the plural is actually standard across the project. And of course it doesn't need to match the title, otherwise we'd start articles with "Republic of the Congo parliamentary election, 2012 was held in 2012". Also, regarding your edit summary, "just look at the intros for other elections for this same country", I did so, and there were nine instances of the plural being used and only two of the singular. As a result, I've standardised it back to the most common use. Number 57 08:24, 18 July 2012 (UTC)
I could say the same for yourself.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8].
So, if we ignore our contributions, what did other editors do? The first edits of those which actually contained text before either you or I edited them in the Congo elections series were: plural, plural, singular, plural, plural, plural, plural, plural. These contributions are from three different editors (Soman, Petrovic-Njegos and Nightstallion). Can we agree that this is the most common way on Wikipedia? Number 57 13:44, 18 July 2012 (UTC)
I appreciate the attempt at compromise, but saying if we keep it where I've edited and leave it where you've edited, that's basically WP:OWN, which makes me rather uncomfortable. I'd rather just try and convince you that it is common usage to use the plural - look at AFP, Reuters, AP, and All Africa, not to mention [9][10][11] :) Number 57 14:01, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

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One question added after your vote[edit]

Thanks much for voting. When we put the RfC together, one thing we were all agreed on was that it should run a week, so that it didn't take too much time away from more central questions ... but we decided not to put that in the RfC, I think because we didn't want to force a cutoff in the middle of a good debate. At this point, I've added that question, if you'd like to vote on that one too. - Dank (push to talk) 14:07, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

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Serafim Urech[edit]

Re [12]: is there a new "party line" in wikipedia or you simply dislike ugly first lines? Staszek Lem (talk) 03:08, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

2012 Malian coup d'état[edit]

Ive created a talk page move request on that page if youd like to comment(Lihaas (talk) 16:15, 12 December 2012 (UTC)). .

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Ideology of Safavids[edit]

Hi! could you please check this page out weather it has got any grammatical mistake or not? thanks a million. Alborzagros (talk) 14:09, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Dropping by[edit]

Hi Everyking! It's been a long time since we last spoke; I hope you're well. Did you know that it's been three years to the date that your RfA passed? It's hard to believe it's been that long! I think you've done a fine job since you've been an admin...I'm very proud indeed. Best. Acalamari 23:39, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

You're welcome! I'm glad everything worked out in the end. Yes, things have been good. :) Acalamari 11:27, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Notification of discussion[edit]

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We'd like your opinion[edit]

A question for people who commented in the RfC at "Probationary Period" and "Not Unless". (Or feel free to reply on my talk page, if you prefer.) - Dank (push to talk) 18:57, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

Michel Djotodia WP:CITEVAR[edit]

Everyking, thanks for your great additions to Michel Djotodia. Please review WP:CITEVAR and stick with the established citation style. Thanks! Keitsist (talk) 22:44, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

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Mao's Wiki Page[edit]

Hi, I am a college student writing a research paper on China's takeover of Tibet, so I came to Mao's page for some information but I don't see anything about Tibet on his page. I looked through the history of his page and noticed that you are one of the top contributors of his page. Why do you think that no one has written or mentioned anything about Tibet? Would you consider adding something about Tibet on his page? I know that there are people who reject Tibet as its own country but don't you think there should be at least something about Tibet? Thank you for your time.--Madeintibet59 (talk) 04:17, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

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Ruddy Dux[edit]

Hi Everyking - I'm not sure why you removed the link to dux during this edit? It's discussed at Talk:Kevin Rudd#Dux and it is, I promise you, essential for some dialects of English - mine included! :) Did you have a strong feeling that it should not be linked? If so please do come and discuss it. Thanks and best wishes DBaK (talk) 09:35, 29 June 2013 (UTC)

Undoing multiple related edits to lead section of Kevin Rudd[edit]

Everyking, you have twice [13][14] reworded the Kevin Rudd lead section with a comment about the timing, because he has been PM twice. In each case it looks like you might have simply rolled back to an earlier version of the text - but in each case that lost other unrelated edits (scope of the "Leader of Labor Party" link, and "dux" link), and there was nothing in your edit comment to suggest that those other changes were intentional.

Please take a little more care when "undoing" or "rolling back" edits, so that only the desired changes happen. If you intended to make the other changes (to the links) please:

  • mention that in your edit comment so that we know it was intentional

or, better

  • make the changes as separate edits so that we can refer to them (as a diff link) easily.

For now, I'm assuming that your undoing of my edits re the "Leader of the Labor Party" link scope [15][16] was an unintentional side-effect of your intended change (per your edit comments), so I'm again redoing my edit. If you intended to undo my edit, please discuss in a new section of Talk:Kevin Rudd), so as to avoid an edit war.

Thanks, Mitch Ames (talk) 03:35, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

Request to take part in a survey[edit]

I am Piotr Konieczny, a fellow Wikipedian (User:Piotrus) and a researcher of Wikipedia (http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=gdV8_AEAAAAJ). I am currently (in collaboration with WMF) embarking on a project trying to understand why the most active Wikipedia contributors (such as yourself) may reduce their activity, or retire. We have a growing understanding of why an average editor may do so (see http://strategy.wikimedia.org/wiki/Former_Contributors_Survey_Results), but we have a very limited understanding of why the top editors would limit their contributions. Yet it is the top editors like yourself who contribute most of Wikiepdia's content, thus understanding this is of vital concern to Wikipedia's project future.

I am contacting you because you are among the top Wikipediana by number of edits, yet your editing activity shows a decline. I would very much appreciate if you would take a minute and answer the following four short questions. Please note this is not a mass email; I am contacting only few dozen of editors like yourself, and each response is extremely valuable. Your response will not be made public, and your privacy will be fully respected.

If you would like to help out in this project and take part in a very short survey, please send me a wikiemail, so that I can send you an email with the survey questions. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 00:48, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Hi, did you have the opportunity to consider my request? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 12:42, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
Yes. I'm not interested in participating. Everyking (talk) 23:45, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

Articles deletion[edit]

Dear Everything,

I apologize for the inconvenience, but have no other way than appealing for administrators’ help recover a deleted article.

I published a film article entitled Drits (Derivas), a film by Portuguese director Ricardo Costa. It is the second film from an autobiographic trilogy, Faraways. The article was kept untouched by several months. To my surprise, it was recently eliminated and redirected to the director’s page with no discussion. I undid the redirection, but saw the article was proposed to deletion. Reason: independent, verifiable, secondary resources. I argued that the article couldn’t have but primary sources (the producer’s ones) as it is an upcoming film, like many others listed at upcoming films. A film that has not yet been premiered or distributed may not be commented. Besides, none of the films so listed has ever been deleted or even contested.

At last, in discussion, user User:reddogsix proposed that the article should be renamed to Drifts (film) or similar, and at the same time put at the disambiguation page of Dritf this reference «Drifs, unreleased film by Ricardo Costa (filmmaker). I created a new page for the same article entitled Drifts (Portuguese film). As the semantic root “drift” seemed to be the problem, I replaced the article name to Derivas (Drifts) and published it once more with some improvements. As a result, the article was fast deleted and I blocked for three days.

In the meantime, a new article about the trilogy was published: Faraways, which was proposed to fast deletion as well by the same user, User:reddogsix.

Although unreleased, although having no reliable secondary sources, Drifts is unquestionably an outstanding film for its uniqueness and characteristics: autobiography, comedy, docufiction, metafiction in one. I guess that “outstanding” may be a synonym for “notable” in such cases and that articles like this shouldn’t be deleted without previous cared analyses: important information may be lost.

This sequence of interventions is clearly a personal attack by User:reddogsix, supported by two or three user friend. It has no other explanation. It contributes in nothing to improve articles quality. Mists article, which I created on 10 September 2010, is the latest example. The article structure was unreasonably modified, loosing clarity and useful content.

NOTE: sent to 30 administrators.

Thanks for your attention, User:Tertulius 21:26, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

"not every new event needs to be put in the intro. "[edit]

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Hello Everyking,

in principle, I agree to your opinion. I suggest the following: in case 'breaking news' exist we can (or should?) mention them in 1 sentence in the introduction; in case the article is quite long we can i.e. add "more details see #xxxxxx " best regards from Cologne, --Neun-x (talk) 05:58, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Your excellent service in terms of keeping out meaningless vandalism is much appreciated. GOD bless you abundantly!

With respect and very good wishes:

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Guinean legislative election, 2013[edit]

I'm not clear why you moved the text about the results from the introduction (where there is now nothing about the results) to the "Outcome" section. You are right that it needs to be in the text, but you moved it from a section where it was helpful to one that isn't really needed ("outcome" and "results" are the same thing). I don't want to start an edit war, but I do feel the article is worse for your most recent change. Cheers, Number 57 13:55, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

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Malian presidential election, 2013[edit]

As an expert on West African politics, any chance you have a source with the political parties for the candidates missing one in the results table? Unfortunately the official results only have the candidates' names. Cheers, Number 57 13:14, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

Dearth of Rats[edit]

Make a good case on my talkpage and I will happily take action.—Kww(talk) 18:21, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

RE: Absense[edit]

Turns out, we had that exact same conversation several years ago.--Tznkai (talk) 10:13, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Yes, I remember. Everyking (talk) 23:47, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

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As of template[edit]

The {{as of}} template that you removed from Manish Sisodia has a useful function: it causes articles to be categorised as containing potentially dated statements and thus aids maintenance. - Sitush (talk) 04:15, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

You've now hit WP:3RR at that article also, having only recently done so at Arvind Kejriwal. I think perhaps you need to take a break and calm down because this is looking like an exercise in point-y contributions. I've not checked your efforts to articles that are absent from my watchlist - do I need to do so? - Sitush (talk) 04:24, 2 January 2014 (UTC)
I've only just realised that you've been around since 2004, which makes the templating above look silly. My apologies for that. However, it also makes your edit warring against multiple contributors, your threat to continue (made on my talk page) and your seeming unfamiliarity with {{as of}} look silly. I'm at a loss here, especially given that you are also an admin. - Sitush (talk) 04:52, 2 January 2014 (UTC)
And still you are edit warring at articles like this one, eg: Kejriwal and Yadav. Give me one reason why I should not request that you be desysopped? It's not as if you seem to even use the mop very often. - Sitush (talk) 03:08, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Everyking, speaking as someone who has always been a supporter of you - and as a friend - I'd be careful how you proceed on this one; while I don't know the specifics of this case, if you're being reverted by multiple editors it's best to cease whatever edits are causing others to revert you. Stick to the talk pages and if it doesn't look as though you can change any existing consensus on an article, it might even be best just to walk away. At any rate, I've already seen one editor on my watchlist get blocked for 3RR today...I'd rather not see another, especially not you! The dispute isn't worth anyone being blocked for it. Best. Acalamari 09:16, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
    • You are right, of course. Thanks for the advice. It isn't worth the drama. Everyking (talk) 21:57, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
      • ... and yet you have done it again? I'm in hospital and it is pure chance that I saw your latest reinstatement. forget it, please. - Sitush (talk) 02:49, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

help[edit]

I am looking for help to improve the article on Khatri.

Especially the origin is very contradictory. [Sitush] is editing it, and he is not listening to anyone and not even answering them in discussions.

May you please look at it.I request you to look into the talk page of it.

Link for article.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khatri Khatri121 (talk) 03:55, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

FYI: This account has been blocked as a sock of User:Satya301.--Jezebel'sPonyobons mots 17:09, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Hello, I would like to ask a question[edit]

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Ten years![edit]

Happy ten years on Wikipedia, Everyking! Acalamari 09:09, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi Everyking, it's your tenth anniversary, as it was ten years ago today when you started on Wikipedia. As I've said in the past, thanks for everything you have done and still do, and it's great that you're still here after all this time. Best. Acalamari 09:09, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

Heh, I'd never forget something as important as your tenth anniversary. ;) Ten years is a long time for a person to remain committed to something, regardless of what that thing is. Thanks, I am well, too. :) Acalamari 21:59, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

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No worries, we've all done it, checking a previous diff and hitting Edit. Well, I have, anyway. Pinkbeast (talk) 01:42, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

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"But why bug him about it?"[edit]

It's pretty simple: whenever Triptych continues his charade on Wikipedia, I take further steps to block him. He generally retaliates by trying to portray 00.25% of my edits as constituting an obsession.—Kww(talk) 23:34, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

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Thank you, tireless veteran editor, for quality contributions to articles on politicians such as Æthelhere of East Anglia and Jean-Paul Ngoupandé, for "most basic and important fact first", for edit summaries making smile, for standing up for basic rights of editors, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (19 May 2009 - five years ago)!

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Two years ago, you were recipient no. 861 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:21, 19 May 2016 (UTC)
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Suzannah Lipscomb[edit]

I was going to ask whether we should remove the names from the infobox as well. I did consider doing it myself, but wasn't sure whether that was actually what was wanted, so I'm glad someone else did it. This is Paul (talk) 08:32, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

ITN credit[edit]

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Ahtna language[edit]

I'm not sure why you removed the word "late" before the description of Katie John. The cite notes her passing (last year) and it would seem to be useful info for a reader of the article to have. Can you explain? Thanks. Activist (talk) 04:22, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

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"Dead people can't hold office"[edit]

I understand that, as dead people are dead, they can't seem to hold a ceremonial role in government that requires them to be lively. However, with regards to the North Korean leaders that you removed from List of current heads of state and government, the North Korean constitution specifically states that these individuals, though dead, hold the ceremonial role of head of state. Not only that, which many would consider to be a questionable though relevant source, the CIA world leaders database lists them as head of state. As far as what is being said on Wikipedia internally, North Korea and the individuals' respective pages state the same thing.

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@Everyking: You asked me to take it to talk. Here it is. WikiWinters (talk) 17:23, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
I maintain that naming someone as eternal president in a constitution can only be understood as a political declaration, and as the person concerned is evidently unable to perform any act on behalf of the state whatsoever, he cannot be regarded as someone leading a state. ZBukov (talk) 22:02, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
@Zoltan Bukovszky: I have replied on the talk page. WikiWinters (talk) 23:08, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Dahomeyan election 1946 or 1947?[edit]

Hi Everyking. I recently created Dahomeyan General Council election, 1947, but during my research for that and the political party articles I've created in the past few days, I found several different dates given for the election. I've started a discussion on the article talk page, if you could help clarify? Cheers, Number 57 13:17, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Jack White[edit]

I noticed you reverted the edits I made to clean up the Infobox for Jack White, specifically the a section on associated acts. As you are an administrator, it was particularly disconcerting that you would do that since most of the acts listed (1) do not conform to the Infobox policy, (2) include many acts that aren't notable or confirmed, and (3) include individuals who aren't even acts. Before I revert back, I would like to hear your arguments s ti why you made the reversion in the first place. --Esprit15d • talkcontribs 02:47, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

  • I see that you reverted them back so it's all good :) --Esprit15d • talkcontribs 02:59, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

I just clicked the wrong button while checking the edit. I self-reverted immediately. I apologize. Everyking (talk) 03:35, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

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2014 Burkinabé uprising[edit]

Did that fly over your head as a focuser on arica. as a student of MSc conflict management it sadly did over mine ;(

anyhoo, if youre up the main section needs some updates about the first 2 days,.Lihaas (talk) 00:36, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

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2014 Burkinabé uprising[edit]

Are you finding traditional western sources deficient? I find nothing new there. Realised since most are French sources the best English one is France 24?Lihaas (talk) 01:07, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

SNL peer review[edit]

Hi there! I noticed here that you're one of the top contributors to Saturday Night Live. Well it's currently up for peer review at this link. If you wanna throw in your two cents, please do. Thanks! StewdioMACK (talk) 09:47, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi[edit]

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Candidate Questions[edit]

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Reformatted your question[edit]

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Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo'o[edit]

You are quite right. It could be his father or just someone else, but it certainly is not this Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo'o. Thanks. Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 10:18, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Stay Stay Stay (2nd nomination)[edit]

Personally, I think, Seems fine, is a perfectly reasonable thing to say at AfD. Heck, it's a lot more reasonable than a lot of the stuff I read there. Unfortunately, the sentiment wasn't enough to carry the day. Cheers. -- RoySmith (talk) 01:16, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Regarding your comment yesterday on Chillum's talk page[edit]

Regarding your comment yesterday on Chillums talk page. I used to edit a couple years ago and got tired of the fighting and bickering. Everone wants to fight over articles and not enough people want to edit so I left. I removed my email and scrambled my password. So that gives some admins like Chillum who cannot think for themselves and are only interested in increasing their block numbers an excuse to block another account. Its no biggie to me I stopped taking this place seriously due to admins like him blindly removing content and blocking editors for no reason. Anyway I just wanted to let you know. 208.54.35.181 (talk) 02:28, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

I understand. It's a sad state of affairs. Everyking (talk) 02:33, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Feliz Navidad[edit]


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Global account[edit]

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Happy New Year Everyking![edit]

reverted edit on Bashar al-Assad[edit]

I received the following:

"Your edits on Bashar al-Assad have been reverted by Everyking."

It concerns:

'The Middle East Quarterly noted that "As in the case of Iraq, there are lingering questions of Syrian payments to French politicians. Many French politicians join associations and charitable boards both for financial and political gain."'

I actually think that the passage could have easily been omitted but, as I find deleting other people's stuff distasteful, I opted to establish context instead, thus:

'The "explicitly from the viewpoint of American interests" Middle East Quarterly, claims that "As in the case of Iraq, ..."'

Let me explain:

The source of this bribery passage is a publication by the explicitly biased Middle East Forum, a conceivably extremist ('Neocon') think tank, which, for example had spread propaganda to push for the invasion of Iraq ('Why Saddam Husayn (sic) Loves the Bomb'- March 2000, etc). Its Wikipedia entry describes it "explicitly from the viewpoint of American interests". It, in other words, promotes ideology.

The passage, the first under 'Foreign relations' section does indeed seem unnatural and politically motivated. It suggests bribery but without actually providing any information. The phrase 'there are lingering questions' is a textbook case of the 'weasel words' tactic. It's like having a wikipedia section titled: "Are French politicians getting bribed by Syria? (We're not saying they are, just asking a question)" :)

tldr: The entry, from a suspect think-tank, was composed of baseless implications devoid of any actual information. It's both prominent (the first item under 'Foreign relations') and presented as objective information. So I consider that it must at the very least be presented with some context. Grammatically my edit was perhaps inelegant but, however it's done, it should be done.

Alexscara (talk) 10:08, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Congrats, your edits, among others, for the article Togolese_presidential_election,_2010 made someone donate to Wikimedia[edit]

Just in case you didn’t notice: congrats, your tireless edits, among others, for the article Togolese_presidential_election,_2010 apparently made the reader Rena Takiguchi appreciate Wikipedians’ hard work so much as to donate to the Wikimedia Foundation, as was reported in the recent Wikimedia blog post: http://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/01/30/thanking-wikipedia-editors/ BTW I have nothing to do with this matter but just wanted to make sure the rare news reaches you, the substantial contributor of that article.--Yuwash (talk) 13:34, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

A blast from your past[edit]

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar

I was just squirreling around a little this evening in the deep archives of Jimbotalk and found a really nice little mini-essay that you wrote more than 9 years ago. I was pleased to find that you are still around and thought I'd share your own writing with you, written after the departure of a couple prominent administrators...

"It's true that many Wikipedians don't stick around. There's a frustration factor that easily breaks many people here, it seems. But the sources of the frustration vary so much, and sometimes they contradict, so if you fixed one source you'd create another (to compare here, I fight vandalism quite a bit, but it is a very minimal annoyance for me, not something I would ever consider leaving over—but there are other things that make me truly furious, which others passionately support, and would leave if they were ever changed)...I've come to feel like the tendency of Wikipedians to come and go is not due to any big error we have as a project, but simply due to the temperaments of the people we tend to attract (magnified by the decreased emphathy and effective communication that comes with the Internet), and the high level of frustration that is, for most people, naturally going to come with intense involvement in something like this. In practical terms, I'm not really sure we could do anything to make it better. I can think of minor things that could possibly improve the situation, but nothing fundamental. Regardless, we keep thriving even though people are always leaving, so it shouldn't concern us too much. I remember last December when I came very close to leaving, I think I even announced it on my user page...and another time a few months later I did something similar...but for me, it just didn't stick. I never really even decreased my rate of editing, much less left the project. And after all that terrible stuff, I feel like I've kind of crossed some barrier of frustration where my negative frustration has transformed and given me a renewed energy for the project, and become almost constructive and helpful for me, and I haven't thought about leaving in a long time. —Everyking 4:57 am, 30 November 2005, Wednesday (9 years, 2 months, 31 days ago) (UTC−8)"

Anyway, here's wishing you ten more good years at WP. —Tim //// Carrite (talk) 07:05, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Current events[edit]

200 arrests is hardly something to be in an encyclopedia for someone to recall 20 years from now. not sure why you as an admin would support this. those farmworkers will be out of jail the same day. Small protests are not material for an encyclopedia = WP:ADVOCACY. as an admin you are supposed to be helping me protect wiki from trivia additions.--70.190.111.213 (talk) 03:38, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Proposed move 2015 Burundian protests -> unrest[edit]

Please comment Talk:2015 Burundian protests#Propose moving to "unrest" following military divisions and fighting -- Aronzak (talk) 08:03, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

Petrovsky[edit]

Apologies, I mistook you for TrustIsAllYouNneed, a POVpusher. As to the subject, there is no longer any controversy. --Lute88 (talk) 16:27, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

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Well, darn. I guess I'll have to be extra careful. Everyking (talk) 01:46, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

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Speaker of the Grand National Assembly[edit]

Hi! You've deleted the entry for Deniz Baykal at Speaker of the Grand National Assembly. You think this list would only comprise elected speakers, not honorary doyens who preside briefly at the opening of parliament. What if I don't think so. The entry is to explain the time gap, and the entry was described as "acting". May I kindly ask you for a solid reason not to mention him in the list. Do we have any guidelines for that? --CeeGee 19:11, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

When Baykal presides the parliament for about three weeks, it cannot be considered as ceremonial alone. Most of all other acting speakers earlier were more or less one day in office. That's the difference. --CeeGee 05:29, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

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Edits at Daniel Inouye[edit]

How about you take the time to move it rather than delete it entirely? Being awarded the MoH is just as rare as service in the Senate. Revmqo (talk) 02:58, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

Here's a little on how important others thought it was.... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/17/daniel-inouye-dead-dies_n_2316242.html Revmqo (talk) 03:02, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

Moving Burma to Myanmar - new 2015 poll[edit]

You participated in a Burma RM in the past so I'm informing you of another RM. I hope I didn't miss anyone. New move attempt of Burma>Myanmar Fyunck(click) (talk) 08:31, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

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Concerns regarding FA quality[edit]

I've just tidied up The Long and Winding Road a little, and removed some unsourced trivia. The article doesn't appear to me as either FA or GA quality in terms of coverage, prose, and MoS requirements - it was promoted in 2004, and reviewed again in 2006, and hasn't been well maintained. I will not have the time to tidy up the article or take my concerns further, however it seems appropriate to raise those concerns rather than merely pass on by, so, per the stage one process at Wikipedia:Featured article review I have left a note on the article talkpage, and am notifying relevant Projects and those previously involved in promoting the article. It is unlikely I will be getting involved further. SilkTork ✔Tea time 16:26, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Auden review[edit]

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Hi, Could you please help me on a template?[edit]

I am working on a template in a local wiki. Is there any possibilities you could help? Thanks ;)--Glacious (talk) 05:46, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Your unnecessary undo of RISE - Scotland Left Alliance[edit]

Why??? Its not really necessary and its did got oblivous same link from official website and its intentions for 2016 Scottish Local Election??? 2606:A000:80E6:FD00:401E:1628:F5EC:475F (talk) 09:13, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Compromise[edit]

I believe we can compromise on the changes to Keke Geladze. It's funny how people trust the Jews more when it comes to Russian history lol. Simon Sebag Montefiore's book is somehow treated as proof regarding Joseph Stalin. But according to my Ancestry account, Keke's mother is Louisa. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.208.27.208 (talk) 18:13, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Ancestry.com isn't a reliable source. The name you are insisting on is obviously English, not Georgian. But if you actually have a reliable source for the claim, please provide it. Everyking (talk) 02:27, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

Good luck[edit]

Good luck with this. I already had a bit of an interaction. It was somewhat difficult and I've decided that it's above my salary grade to try to sort out. Could be productive but needs to slow down and calm down ... doesn't like to be told so ... tricky. Best wishes DBaK (talk) 07:57, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

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Ugandan edits[edit]

What's going on with all these Ugandan articles being altered? Bizarre. Happy to support your lead in this - I won't forget your understanding and help at a time when I needed guidance. --Pete (talk) 17:14, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

For some reason the anon has the idea that titles must be in lowercase, even when they are proper nouns referring to specific people, and even though the MoS and every other biographical article says otherwise. Everyking (talk) 17:50, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

Samantha Smith[edit]

Hi. Can you help me with Samantha Smith?

For example, the more I research, the more I'm finding that the article reflects the pop-culture version of Samantha that downplays or omits how her Catholic religious faith influenced her peace activism. The widely used version of her letter leaves out the following lines: “God made the world for us to share and take care of. Not to fight over or have one group of people own it all. Please lets do what (He) wanted and have (everybody) be happy too.”. Paul Benjamin Austin (talk) 07:09, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

Uhuru Kenyatta Page[edit]

Could you please advise on how to remove the issue tags on the Uhuru Kenyatta page? I believe most of the issues have now been resolved. The lead section is expanded and the article is generally up to date. Some portions of the Minister of Finance section, that may have led to the neutrality tag, have been deleted. I ask as I note that you are an admin SamuelinNairobi (talk) 15:00, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi there, fellow long-timer![edit]

I thought of you recently and I couldn't believe that it's been nearly two years since I last posted here. :( I remember the days when we used to talk often. How are things, Everyking? I'm delighted to see that you're still active and editing after all these many, many years here. :) Acalamari 20:55, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

Re: rollback[edit]

Sorry, misclick on my watchlist. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 07:36, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

Rajkumar Kanagasingam[edit]

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Do you want to explain why you have changed my edits? I am trying to make people aware of the truth as to what he died of to raise awareness. As his son-in-law present in his life I think I have a better understanding of what the causes of his passing were.Durak17 (talk) 19:34, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

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ITN for 2015 Burundian unrest[edit]

--SpencerT♦C 06:19, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

Today[edit]

enlightenment
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thank you

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Burkina Faso[edit]

Hi Everyking. Do you know if the Burkinabé National Assembly elections are held using a single ballot? I had started compiling the provincial results in order to get a vote total, but it's beginning to looks like some parties' totals are the same as for the nationwide proportional vote. I'd rather not do the whole lot if I'm wasting my time! Cheers, Number 57 13:58, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Burkinabé PM[edit]

Hi! I got the info from rulers.org, but it's been removed since then. I may not be reading this French correctly, but it seems like an announcement was made and then retracted? [17] Therequiembellishere (talk) 06:06, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Again rulers.org, using the date of his government's ascension. It seems sort of unclear if/when Thieba assumed office between the sixth and the thirteenth, or if he's indeed been sworn-in. Additionally, I'm not sure if Zida actually left office when Kaboré began his presidency on 29 December, or if that's just an assumption I/we made. Therequiembellishere (talk) 09:10, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Protection of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi[edit]

Would you consider reducing the protection on Abdel Fattah el-Sisi from semi to PC? It had only been protected for relatively short periods before 2014, and the topic has calmed down since then. Conifer (talk) 01:38, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

Done Everyking (talk) 01:47, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

Paul Kaba Thieba[edit]

Just an FYI, you're edits to Paul Kaba Thieba got (partially) reverted. It now says he took office on the 13th, which I'm pretty sure is wrong. Curro2 (talk) 09:08, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

re: your 2nd revision on Gen. Wesley K Clark's personal section[edit]

I apologize if this is the incorrect way to post a comment to you, however...

Yes - anyone can do the math. That wasn't the point. The point was to, again, correct the misinformation that the Clarks are divorced. They are not. Not only was the divorce never finalized, they are back together as a couple. This is fact, not conjecture. I know them both personally. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kaf1313 (talkcontribs) 00:01, 21 January 2016 (UTC)

OK, that's good. I wasn't the one who added that. But you don't need a note about "this year is their X anniversary" (which would have to be updated every year) when the rest of the text makes it clear that they remain married. Everyking (talk) 00:05, 21 January 2016 (UTC)

Central African Republic Civil War (2012–present)[edit]

I don't appreciate being reverted without an explanation, especially when I left a post on the talk page explaining why I removed the dead links. I'm not dead set against keeping the references, but at least someone should respond to my points. Best, --Mikrobølgeovn (talk) 15:14, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

No explanation was required: you were removing references, and that's a big no-no around here. It makes no difference whether the links are functional or not. Everyking (talk) 06:10, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
If that's all, I'm not impressed at all. Of course references can be removed if there's a reason to remove them; in this case, it's dead links AND bias (as explained in the post you didn't read). You're not exempt from having to explain reverts that are not dealing with vandalism, either. --Mikrobølgeovn (talk) 15:22, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

Petrovsky[edit]

There is no controversy. His monuments are being dismantled in Ukraine, and the city of Dnepropetrovsk named after him is being renamed, for those reasons.--Lute88 (talk) 12:50, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

There is also the issue of the fact that you are intentionally removing any form of allusion to the famine (whether you consider it to be 'genocide' is irrelevant: it is understood to have serious genocidal overtones) and one of the head honchos who organised the methods deployed in instigating collectivisation. Whichever way you look at it, it is internationally deemed to be a crime against humanity, and this is not a BLP but an assessment of the individual in his historical impact in its entirety which includes how he is perceived and has been discussed in scholarship for a long, long time. Avoiding the fact that he is an historically contentious figure is WP:CENSOR.
When I reinstated the information, I invited you to discuss it on the article's talk page instead of edit warring the content. Your being an admin is irrelevant as your actions are still edit warring over an issue that falls under WP:ARBEE sanctions. If we need to tweak the wording, I'm happy to discuss a compromise. What I won't compromise on is whitewashing a bio on WP:IDONTLIKEIT grounds. As noted, he is currently reviled and Soviet monuments erected in his honour have been demolished. If you believe that the discourse needs to be elaborated on thoroughly in his biography, then that is the appropriate thing to do. Personally, I do believe that the emphasis needs to be shifted, and that the material needs to be dealt with appropriately considering that he was one of Lenin's old mob who were trying to push Stalin away from the brutality of the famine policy, and he was fortunate to have avoided the party purge. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 05:38, 27 February 2016 (UTC)
Mentioning the famine, which everyone agrees took place, is one thing; characterizing it as a genocide when that is a heavily contested claim is quite another. It could be stated that it is claimed by Ukrainian nationalists that it was a genocide, or something like that, but it shouldn't be unequivocally stated. It's not even the right place to have the discussion, as it's an issue much bigger than Petrovsky.
Yes, it is irrelevant that I'm an admin (and I don't know why you're bringing it up). It's also irrelevant that his monuments have been torn down. Certainly we don't write history based on whose statues are still standing and whose have been toppled over...
I'm not interested in having an argument about it, anyway. I just saw some glaring POV and thought I should fix it. Have it however you want and you can have this argument with the next person who comes along. Everyking (talk) 05:57, 27 February 2016 (UTC)

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Arbitration noticeboard talk[edit]

Hi Everyking. After a referral by an arbitrator, I've reverted your edit to WT:ACN, as it falls beyond reasonable bounds of civility and decorum expected on arbitration pages by personally attacking an editor and casting aspersions. For the avoidance of doubt, this is a clerk action. You are welcome to appeal this action to arbcom-l@lists.wikimedia.org or to clerks-l@lists.wikimedia.org, and any statement you would like to make to either of those email addresses would be helpful. Thanks for your work. Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 05:22, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

That's ridiculous. Which arbitrator told you to do that? Everyking (talk) 06:44, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
  • I didn't, but I fully support the removal, and this warning for a personal attack. Thank you Kevin. Drmies (talk) 16:14, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
    • How nice of you to show up on my talk page. While you're here, let me remind you that you are a terrible arbitrator. Everyking (talk) 17:51, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

Muhammadu Buhari[edit]

Gentleman please stop making senseless contributions, what you keep adding is useless please. Try to reason please! I will want us to understand each other over this edition, you can follow me on twitter @ssaminu or any social media platform you think is suitable for you so that we can communicate better. Ssaminu (talk) 09:12, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

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Mr. Edhi Can not accept Ahmadiya Muslim Award & nobody call him "Father Teresa"[edit]

In my knowledge the record mentioned in Wikipidia as "Ahmadiya Muslim Award" it is fake and wrong. A muslim specially like Mr. Abdul Satar Edhi will not accept this award. Need to remove

Furthermore, the name given "Father Teresa" it is also wrong, we don't call him Father Teresa, kindly remove. Usmanbadar1986 (talk) 10:32, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

ITN for Gabonese presidential election, 2016[edit]

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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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Please note that TOTP based two-factor authentication is now available for all administrators. In light of the recent compromised accounts, you are encouraged to add this additional layer of security to your account. It may be enabled on your preferences page in the "User profile" tab under the "Basic information" section. For basic instructions on how to enable two-factor authentication, please see the developing help page for additional information. Important: Be sure to record the two-factor authentication key and the single use keys. If you lose your two factor authentication and do not have the keys, it's possible that your account will not be recoverable. Furthermore, you are encouraged to utilize a unique password and two-factor authentication for the email account associated with your Wikimedia account. This measure will assist in safeguarding your account from malicious password resets. Comments, questions, and concerns may be directed to the thread on the administrators' noticeboard. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:33, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Everyking.

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) 13:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

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Buhari[edit]

Hi Everyking, since you are veteran with the Buhari article, interested in brining it under good article review?Alexplaugh12 (talk) 13:11, 25 November 2016 (UTC)

Input requested[edit]

Hello, because of an edit war on And you are lynching Negroes, and an on-going stalemate on its talk page, I am going through and notifying people who have previously worked on the article, and are still somewhat active to comment on the current state of the page. It is my intent to improve the quality of the discussion by broadening participation to more fully achieve consensus. Thank you. --evrik (talk) 19:01, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

Redirection of list of state leaders in 2016 and list of state leaders in 2017 to list of state leaders in the 21st century[edit]

On 4 January Tahc redirected List of state leaders in 2016 and List of state leaders in 2017 to List of state leaders in the 21st century without any reason. Neither I, nor you, nor other contributors of these articles expressed the accord to these action which I consider abusive. Please sustain me in the action for annulment of this action,express your protest to TAHC and ask the reversion of redirections. Thank you Bogdan Uleia (talk)

Recentism[edit]

Hi Everyking. So where did I go wrong? The storm has blown over, lots of the details now have lost news significance, the story needs now to be rewritten from a long-term historical perspective, not so? Any guidance most welcome. Thanks, Rui ''Gabriel'' Correia (talk) 16:37, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Things don't become more or less worthy of inclusion over time. Notability is permanent. You seem to think we have two modes, "newspaper" and "history book". But it's just "encyclopedia" all the way through. Everyking (talk) 17:07, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
I don't "seem to think there are two modes" — that is simply the way things are done. People get carried away with unfolding events and add every little detail, such that if one compares this to a similar event of 10 years ago all the superfluous information starkly stands out.

As an example, this:

On 9 December 2016, Jammeh appeared on Gambian state television to announce that he had "decided to reject the outcome of the recent election" due to "serious and unacceptable abnormalities ... during the electoral process". He said that a new election should be held under "a god-fearing and independent electoral commission".[21] The announcement came after Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, the chair of the opposition coalition, called for Jammeh's prosecution within a year of the handing over of power in January 2017 and said "We are going to have a national commission for asset recovery" to obtain the return of money and property from Jammeh and his family.

Can be reduced to this:

On 9 December 2016, Jammeh rejected the outcome of election, citing abnormalities and calling for a new election. The announcement came after Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, the chair of the opposition coalition, called for Jammeh's prosecution within a year of the handing over of power, adding that steps would be taken to secure the return of money and property from Jammeh and his family.

A 41% reduction and it is every bit as "encyclopedia all the way through" as the current version. Rui ''Gabriel'' Correia (talk) 17:46, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

I like the first version better. Everyking (talk) 07:24, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter - February 2017[edit]

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Henk Mudge[edit]

Will you take another look at Henk Mudge? Your last edits did not make much sense.--TM 05:03, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

Sorry. I was trying to fix the opening sentence since I saw that he is still leading the party, contrary to the report that he stepped down in 2011. Thanks for pointing it out. Everyking (talk) 23:05, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

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Can you please help?[edit]

I'm having a confrontation with a poster named "LakeKayak" here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Barzul25 He deliberately blocks edits such as me wanting to remove "extreme" in regards towards people that speak a certain way towards the "front of their mouths" In fact, even on Wikipedia (which can be seen here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:New_York_dialect/Archive_4) he outright admitted bigotry and bias towards the way people sound that do this. to quote him, "It may be original research that the fronted /oʊ/ is highly stigmatized. When I hear the fronted /oʊ/, I find the sound to be rather annoying. The sound sounds to be drawn out, like a drawl, and drawls can be perceived as annoying. (The Southern drawl for instance is highly stigmatized).LakeKayak (talk) 15:13, 11 February 2017 (UTC)"

I think dialectblog says here the very dangers of accent bigotry here: http://dialectblog.com/2014/10/28/accent-prejudice/

To quote dialectblog "But if you can imagine even a slightly less principled person than yourself using such impressions to judge someone’s guilt, employment suitability, loan worthiness, or custody arrangement–almost certainly frequent occurrences–you should never participate in accent prejudice."

This poster will go on article pages editing in "back" pronunciations but for front it has to be "extreme" that he protects from edits. There are many articles on wikipedia that mention just 'fronting", not "extreme fronting." This editor clearly has a chip on his shoulder, and that above wikipedia talk page I linked to shows this prejudice. Barzul25 (talk) 20:58, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – April 2017[edit]

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Hey[edit]

Hey i want to learn how to work like you.

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Abdelmadjid Tebboune[edit]

When i titled the section Trivia i did so to mean obscure info (which i found hard to place under any existing section) rather than your assumption of irrelevant, unimportant info. 58.110.10.191 (talk) 06:32, 29 July 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – August 2017[edit]

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Administrators' newsletter – September 2017[edit]

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Invitation to Admin confidence survey[edit]

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Administrators' newsletter – October 2017[edit]

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Administrators' newsletter – November 2017[edit]

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ANI Experiences survey[edit]

The Wikimedia Foundation Community health initiative (led by the Safety and Support and Anti-Harassment Tools team) is conducting a survey for en.wikipedia contributors on their experience and satisfaction level with the Administrator’s Noticeboard/Incidents. This survey will be integral to gathering information about how this noticeboard works - which problems it deals with well, and which problems it struggles with.

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  • Over the last few months, several users have reported backlogs that require administrator attention at WP:ANI, with the most common backlogs showing up on WP:SPI, WP:AIV and WP:RFPP. It is requested that all administrators take some time during this month to help clear backlogs wherever possible. It should be noted that AIV reports are not always valid; however, they still need to be cleared, which may include needing to remind users on what qualifies as vandalism.
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Administrators' newsletter – January 2018[edit]

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Neutral notice[edit]

There is an RfC at an article you have edited, to which you may wish to add your input: Talk:American Flagg!#Request for comment. --Tenebrae (talk) 17:51, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/2015 New York City house fire[edit]

FWIW, and though it is now old news, I agree this was a wrong outcome. Just wanted to voice that. IvoryDinn (talk) 07:45, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

10+ years (non-consecutive) of adminship[edit]

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Administrators' newsletter – February 2018[edit]

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  • An RfC has closed with a consensus that candidates at WP:RFA must disclose whether they have ever edited for pay and that administrators may never use administrative tools as part of any paid editing activity, except when they are acting as a Wikipedian-in-Residence or when the payment is made by the Wikimedia Foundation or an affiliate of the WMF.
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  • A tag will now be automatically applied to edits that blank a page, turn a page into a redirect, remove/replace almost all content in a page, undo an edit, or rollback an edit. These edits were previously denoted solely by automatic edit summaries.

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Administrators' newsletter – March 2018[edit]

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  • A change to the administrator inactivity policy has been proposed. Under the proposal, if an administrator has not used their admin tools for a period of five years and is subsequently desysopped for inactivity, the administrator would have to file a new RfA in order to regain the tools.
  • A change to the banning policy has been proposed which would specify conditions under which a repeat sockmaster may be considered de facto banned, reducing the need to start a community ban discussion for these users.

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  • CheckUsers are now able to view private data such as IP addresses from the edit filter log, e.g. when the filter prevents a user from creating an account. Previously, this information was unavailable to CheckUsers because access to it could not be logged.
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Speedy deletion nomination of Barack H. Obama[edit]

Hello Everyking,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged Barack H. Obama for deletion, because it seems to be vandalism or a hoax.

If you feel that the article shouldn't be deleted and want more time to work on it, you can contest this deletion, but please don't remove the speedy deletion tag from the top.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions.

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Administrators' newsletter – April 2018[edit]

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  • Administrators who have been desysopped due to inactivity are now required to have performed at least one (logged) administrative action in the past 5 years in order to qualify for a resysop without going through a new RfA.
  • Editors who have been found to have engaged in sockpuppetry on at least two occasions after an initial indefinite block, for whatever reason, are now automatically considered banned by the community without the need to start a ban discussion.
  • The notability guideline for organizations and companies has been substantially rewritten following the closure of this request for comment. Among the changes, the guideline more clearly defines the sourcing requirements needed for organizations and companies to be considered notable.
  • The six-month autoconfirmed article creation trial (ACTRIAL) ended on 14 March 2018. The post-trial research report has been published. A request for comment is now underway to determine whether the restrictions from ACTRIAL should be implemented permanently.

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Administrators' newsletter – May 2018[edit]

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  • The ability to create articles directly in mainspace is now indefinitely restricted to autoconfirmed users.
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Technical news

  • AbuseFilter has received numerous improvements, including an OOUI overhaul, syntax highlighting, ability to search existing filters, and a few new functions. In particular, the search feature can be used to ensure there aren't existing filters for what you need, and the new equals_to_any function can be used when checking multiple namespaces. One major upcoming change is the ability to see which filters are the slowest. This information is currently only available to those with access to Logstash.
  • When blocking anonymous users, a cookie will be applied that reloads the block if the user changes their IP. This means in most cases, you may no longer need to do /64 range blocks on residential IPv6 addresses in order to effectively block the end user. It will also help combat abuse from IP hoppers in general. This currently only occurs when hard-blocking accounts.
  • The block notice shown on mobile will soon be more informative and point users to a help page on how to request an unblock, just as it currently does on desktop.
  • There will soon be a calendar widget at Special:Block, making it easier to set expiries for a specific date and time.

Arbitration

Obituaries

  • Lankiveil (Craig Franklin) passed away in mid-April. Lankiveil joined Wikipedia on 12 August 2004 and became an administrator on 31 August 2008. During his time with the Wikimedia community, Lankiveil served as an oversighter for the English Wikipedia and as president of Wikimedia Australia.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 07:05, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – June 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (May 2018).

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Administrator changes

added None
removed Al Ameer sonAliveFreeHappyCenariumLupoMichaelBillington

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • IP-based cookie blocks should be deployed to English Wikipedia in June. This will cause the block of a logged-out user to be reloaded if they change IPs. This means in most cases, you may no longer need to do /64 range blocks on residential IPv6 addresses in order to effectively block the end user. It will also help combat abuse from IP hoppers in general. For the time being, it only affects users of the desktop interface.
  • The Wikimedia Foundation's Anti-Harassment Tools team will build granular types of blocks in 2018 (e.g. a block from uploading or editing specific pages, categories, or namespaces, as opposed to a full-site block). Feedback on the concept may be left at the talk page.
  • There is now a checkbox on Special:ListUsers to let you see only users in temporary user groups.
  • It is now easier for blocked mobile users to see why they were blocked.

Arbitration

  • A recent technical issue with the Arbitration Committee's spam filter inadvertently caused all messages sent to the committee through Wikipedia (i.e. Special:EmailUser/Arbitration Committee) to be discarded. If you attempted to send an email to the Arbitration Committee via Wikipedia between May 16 and May 31, your message was not received and you are encouraged to resend it. Messages sent outside of these dates or directly to the Arbitration Committee email address were not affected by this issue.

Miscellaneous


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:59, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – July 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (June 2018).

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Administrator changes

added PbsouthwoodTheSandDoctor
readded Gogo Dodo
removed AndrevanDougEVulaKaisaLTony FoxWilyD

Bureaucrat changes

removed AndrevanEVula

Guideline and policy news

  • An RfC about the deletion of drafts closed with a consensus to change the wording of WP:NMFD. Specifically, a draft that has been repeatedly resubmitted and declined at AfC without any substantial improvement may be deleted at MfD if consensus determines that it is unlikely to ever meet the requirements for mainspace and it otherwise meets one of the reasons for deletion outlined in the deletion policy.
  • A request for comment closed with a consensus that the {{promising draft}} template cannot be used to indefinitely prevent a WP:G13 speedy deletion nomination.

Technical news

  • Starting on July 9, the WMF Security team, Trust & Safety, and the broader technical community will be seeking input on an upcoming change that will restrict editing of site-wide JavaScript and CSS to a new technical administrators user group. Bureaucrats and stewards will be able to grant this right per a community-defined process. The intention is to reduce the number of accounts who can edit frontend code to those who actually need to, which in turn lessens the risk of malicious code being added that compromises the security and privacy of everyone who accesses Wikipedia. For more information, please review the FAQ.
  • Syntax highlighting has been graduated from a Beta feature on the English Wikipedia. To enable this feature, click the highlighter icon (Codemirror-icon.png) in your editing toolbar (or under the hamburger menu in the 2017 wikitext editor). This feature can help prevent you from making mistakes when editing complex templates.
  • IP-based cookie blocks should be deployed to English Wikipedia in July (previously scheduled for June). This will cause the block of a logged-out user to be reloaded if they change IPs. This means in most cases, you may no longer need to do /64 range blocks on residential IPv6 addresses in order to effectively block the end user. It will also help combat abuse from IP hoppers in general. For the time being, it only affects users of the desktop interface.

Miscellaneous

  • Currently around 20% of admins have enabled two-factor authentication, up from 17% a year ago. If you haven't already enabled it, please consider doing so. Regardless if you use 2FA, please practice appropriate account security by ensuring your password is secure and unique to Wikimedia.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:22, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – August 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (July 2018).

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Administrator changes

added Sro23
readded KaisaLYmblanter

Guideline and policy news

  • After a discussion at Meta, a new user group called "interface administrators" (formerly "technical administrator") has been created. Come the end of August, interface admins will be the only users able to edit site-wide JavaScript and CSS pages like MediaWiki:Common.js and MediaWiki:Common.css, or edit other user's personal JavaScript and CSS. The intention is to improve security and privacy by reducing the number of accounts which could be used to compromise the site or another user's account through malicious code. The new user group can be assigned and revoked by bureaucrats. Discussion is ongoing to establish details for implementing the group on the English Wikipedia.
  • Following a request for comment, the WP:SISTER style guideline now states that in the mainspace, interwiki links to Wikinews should only be made as per the external links guideline. This generally means that within the body of an article, you should not link to Wikinews about a particular event that is only a part of the larger topic. Wikinews links in "external links" sections can be used where helpful, but not automatically if an equivalent article from a reliable news outlet could be linked in the same manner.

Technical news


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:31, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

Information icon Following a community discussion in June 2011, consensus was reached to provisionally suspend the administrative permissions of users who have been inactive for one year (i.e. administrators who have not made any edits or logged actions in more than one year). As a result of this discussion, your administrative permissions will be removed if you do not return to activity within the next month. If you wish to have these permissions reinstated should this occur, please post to the Wikipedia:Bureaucrats' noticeboard and the userright will be restored per the re-sysopping process (i.e. as long as the attending bureaucrats are reasonably satisfied that your account has not been compromised, that your inactivity did not have the effect of evading scrutiny of any actions which might have led to sanctions, that you have not been inactive for a three-year period of time, and that you have not been inactive from administrative tasks for a five year period of time). If you remain inactive for a three-year period of time, including the present year you have been inactive, you will need to request reinstatement at WP:RFA. Further, following a community discussion in March of 2018, administrators suspended for inactivity who have not had any logged administrative activity for five years will need to request reinstatement at WP:RFA. This removal of access is procedural only, and not intended to reflect negatively upon you in any way. We wish you the best in future endeavors, and thank you for your past administrative efforts. — JJMC89 bot 00:05, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – September 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2018).

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Administrator changes

added None
removed AsterionCrisco 1492KFKudpungLizRandykittySpartaz
renamed Optimist on the runVoice of Clam

Interface administrator changes

added AmorymeltzerMr. StradivariusMusikAnimalMSGJTheDJXaosflux

Guideline and policy news

  • Following a "stop-gap" discussion, six users have temporarily been made interface administrators while discussion is ongoing for a more permanent process for assigning the permission. Interface administrators are now the only editors allowed to edit sitewide CSS and JavaScript pages, as well as CSS/JS pages in another user's userspace. Previously, all administrators had this ability. The right can be granted and revoked by bureaucrats.

Technical news

  • Because of a data centre test you will be able to read but not edit the wikis for up to an hour on 12 September and 10 October. This will start at 14:00 (UTC). You might lose edits if you try to save during this time. The time when you can't edit might be shorter than an hour.
  • Some abuse filter variables have changed. They are now easier to understand for non-experts. The old variables will still work but filter editors are encouraged to replace them with the new ones. You can find the list of changed variables on mediawiki.org. They have a note which says Deprecated. Use ... instead. An example is article_text which is now page_title.
  • Abuse filters can now use how old a page is. The variable is page_age.

Arbitration

  • The Arbitration Committee has resolved to perform a round of Checkuser and Oversight appointments. The usernames of all applicants will be shared with the Functionaries team, and they will be requested to assist in the vetting process. The deadline to submit an application is 23:59 UTC, 12 September, and the candidates that move forward will be published on-wiki for community comments on 18 September.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:23, 2 September 2018 (UTC)

Notification of imminent suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

Information icon Following a community discussion in June 2011, consensus was reached to provisionally suspend the administrative permissions of users who have been inactive for one year (i.e. administrators who have not made any edits or logged actions in more than one year). As a result of this discussion, your administrative permissions will be removed if you do not return to activity within the next several days. If you wish to have these permissions reinstated should this occur, please post to the Wikipedia:Bureaucrats' noticeboard and the userright will be restored per the re-sysopping process (i.e. as long as the attending bureaucrats are reasonably satisfied that your account has not been compromised, that your inactivity did not have the effect of evading scrutiny of any actions which might have led to sanctions, that you have not been inactive for a three-year period of time, and that you have not been inactive from administrative tasks for a five year period of time). If you remain inactive for a three-year period of time, including the present year you have been inactive, you will need to request reinstatement at WP:RFA. Further, following a community discussion in March of 2018, administrators suspended for inactivity who have not had any logged administrative activity for five years will need to request reinstatement at WP:RFA. This removal of access is procedural only, and not intended to reflect negatively upon you in any way. We wish you the best in future endeavors, and thank you for your past administrative efforts. — JJMC89 bot 00:01, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

Whoa, whoa, whoa![edit]

Hi Everyking, I'm shocked to see the above messages saying you'll be having your adminship revoked due to inactivity. :( You've been active long before I created my account here and I really, really hope everything is okay. I hope you return to us one day. Best wishes. Acalamari 00:05, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

No kidding. You ok Everyking? Sometimes people just stop editing, because it isn't fun anymore, -- but wow. Whatever you are doing, hope life is good. Antandrus (talk) 00:16, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

Suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

Information icon Following a community discussion in June 2011, consensus was reached to provisionally suspend the administrative permissions of users who have been inactive for one year (i.e. administrators who have not made any edits or logged actions in more than one year). As a result of this discussion, your administrative permissions have been removed. If you wish to have these permissions reinstated, please post to the Wikipedia:Bureaucrats' noticeboard and the userright will be restored per the re-sysopping process (i.e. as long as the attending bureaucrats are reasonably satisfied that your account has not been compromised, that your inactivity did not have the effect of evading scrutiny of any actions which might have led to sanctions, that you have not been inactive for a three-year period of time, and that you have not been inactive from administrative tasks for a five year period of time). If you remain inactive for a three-year period of time, including the present year you have been inactive, you will need to request reinstatement at WP:RFA. Further, following a community discussion in March of 2018, administrators suspended for inactivity who have not had any logged administrative activity for five years will need to request reinstatement at WP:RFA. This removal of access is procedural only, and not intended to reflect negatively upon you in any way. We wish you the best in future endeavors, and thank you for your past administrative efforts. — xaosflux Talk 04:27, 1 October 2018 (UTC)

Your activity[edit]

Noticed you're being desysopped for inactivity. Hate it when someone whose name I recognise crops up. Hope you're well and that one day you may choose to return. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 10:47, 3 October 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – October 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (September 2018).

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Administrator changes

added JustlettersandnumbersL235
removed BgwhiteHorsePunchKidJ GrebKillerChihuahuaRami RWinhunter

Interface administrator changes

added Cyberpower678Deryck ChanOshwahPharosRagesossRitchie333

Oversight changes

removed Guerillero NativeForeigner SnowolfXeno

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • Partial blocks should be available for testing in October on the Test Wikipedia and the Beta-Cluster. This new feature allows admins to block users from editing specific pages and in the near-future, namespaces and uploading files. You can expect more updates and an invitation to help with testing once it is available.
  • The Foundations' Anti-Harassment Tools team is currently looking for input on how to measure the effectiveness of blocks. This is in particular related to how they will measure the success of the aforementioned partial blocks.
  • Because of a data centre test, you will be able to read but not edit the Wikimedia projects for up to an hour on 10 October. This will start at 14:00 (UTC). You might lose edits if you try to save during this time.

Arbitration

  • The Arbitration Committee has, by motion, amended the procedure on functionary inactivity.
  • The community consultation for 2018 CheckUser and Oversight appointments has concluded. Appointments will be made by October 11.
  • Following a request for comment, the size of the Arbitration Committee will be decreased to 13 arbitrators, starting in 2019. Additionally, the minimum support percentage required to be appointed to a two-year term on ArbCom has been increased to 60%. ArbCom candidates who receive between 50% and 60% support will be appointed to one-year terms instead.
  • Nominations for the 2018 Arbitration Committee Electoral Commission are being accepted until 12 October. These are the editors who help run the ArbCom election smoothly. If you are interested in volunteering for this role, please consider nominating yourself.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:13, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – November 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (October 2018).

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • Partial blocks is now available for testing on the Test Wikipedia. The new functionality allows you to block users from editing specific pages. Bugs may exist and can be reported on the local talk page or on Meta. A discussion regarding deployment to English Wikipedia will be started by community liaisons sometime in the near future.
  • A user script is now available to quickly review unblock requests.
  • The 2019 Community Wishlist Survey is now accepting new proposals until November 11, 2018. The results of this survey will determine what software the Wikimedia Foundation's Community Tech team will work on next year. Voting on the proposals will take place from November 16 to November 30, 2018. Specifically, there is a proposal category for admins and stewards that may be of interest.

Arbitration

  • Eligible editors will be invited to nominate themselves as candidates in the 2018 Arbitration Committee Elections starting on November 4 until November 13. Voting will begin on November 19 and last until December 2.
  • The Arbitration Committee's email address has changed to arbcom-en@wikimedia.org. Other email lists, such as functionaries-en and clerks-l, remain unchanged.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 07:18, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – December 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (November 2018).

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Administrator changes

readded Al Ameer sonRandykittySpartaz
removed BosonDaniel J. LeivickEfeEsanchez7587Fred BauderGarzoMartijn HoekstraOrangemike

Interface administrator changes

removedDeryck Chan

Guideline and policy news

  • Following a request for comment, the Mediation Committee is now closed and will no longer be accepting case requests.
  • A request for comment is in progress to determine whether members of the Bot Approvals Group should satisfy activity requirements in order to remain in that role.
  • A request for comment is in progress regarding whether to change the administrator inactivity policy, such that administrators "who have made no logged administrative actions for at least 12 months may be desysopped". Currently, the policy states that administrators "who have made neither edits nor administrative actions for at least 12 months may be desysopped".
  • A proposal has been made to temporarily restrict editing of the Main Page to interface administrators in order to mitigate the impact of compromised accounts.

Technical news

Arbitration

Miscellaneous

  • In late November, an attacker compromised multiple accounts, including at least four administrator accounts, and used them to vandalize Wikipedia. If you have ever used your current password on any other website, you should change it immediately. Sharing the same password across multiple websites makes your account vulnerable, especially if your password was used on a website that suffered a data breach. As these incidents have shown, these concerns are not pure fantasies.
  • Wikipedia policy requires administrators to have strong passwords. To further reinforce security, administrators should also consider enabling two-factor authentication. A committed identity can be used to verify that you are the true account owner in the event that your account is compromised and/or you are unable to log in.

Obituaries


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:36, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – January 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (December 2018).

Guideline and policy news

  1. G14 (new): Disambiguation pages that disambiguate only zero or one existing pages are now covered under the new G14 criterion (discussion). This is {{db-disambig}}; the text is unchanged and candidates may be found in Category:Candidates for speedy deletion as unnecessary disambiguation pages.
  2. R4 (new): Redirects in the file namespace (and no file links) that have the same name as a file or redirect at Commons are now covered under the new R4 criterion (discussion). This is {{db-redircom}}; the text is unchanged.
  3. G13 (expanded): Userspace drafts containing only the default Article Wizard text are now covered under G13 along with other drafts (discussion). Such blank drafts are now eligible after six months rather than one year, and taggers continue to use {{db-blankdraft}}.

Technical news

  • Starting on December 13, the Wikimedia Foundation security team implemented new password policy and requirements. Privileged accounts (administrators, bureaucrats, checkusers, oversighters, interface administrators, bots, edit filter managers/helpers, template editors, et al.) must have a password at least 10 characters in length. All accounts must have a password:
  1. At least 8 characters in length
  2. Not in the 100,000 most popular passwords (defined by the Password Blacklist library)
  3. Different from their username
User accounts not meeting these requirements will be prompted to update their password accordingly. More information is available on MediaWiki.org.
  • Blocked administrators may now block the administrator that blocked them. This was done to mitigate the possibility that a compromised administrator account would block all other active administrators, complementing the removal of the ability to unblock oneself outside of self-imposed blocks. A request for comment is currently in progress to determine whether the blocking policy should be updated regarding this change.
  • {{Copyvio-revdel}} now has a link to open the history with the RevDel checkboxes already filled in.

Arbitration

Miscellaneous

  • Accounts continue to be compromised on a regular basis. Evidence shows this is entirely due to the accounts having the same password that was used on another website that suffered a data breach. If you have ever used your current password on any other website, you should change it immediately.
  • Around 22% of admins have enabled two-factor authentication, up from 20% in June 2018. If you haven't already enabled it, please consider doing so. Regardless of whether you use 2FA, please practice appropriate account security by ensuring your password is secure and unique to Wikimedia.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:38, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – February 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2019).

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Administrator changes

added EnterpriseyJJMC89
readded BorgQueen
removed Harro5Jenks24GraftR. Baley

Interface administrator changes

removedEnterprisey

Guideline and policy news

  • A request for comment is currently open to reevaluate the activity requirements for administrators.
  • Administrators who are blocked have the technical ability to block the administrator who blocked their own account. A recent request for comment has amended the blocking policy to clarify that this ability should only be used in exceptional circumstances, such as account compromises, where there is a clear and immediate need.
  • A request for comment closed with a consensus in favor of deprecating The Sun as a permissible reference, and creating an edit filter to warn users who attempt to cite it.

Technical news

  • A discussion regarding an overhaul of the format and appearance of Wikipedia:Requests for page protection is in progress (permalink). The proposed changes will make it easier to create requests for those who are not using Twinkle. The workflow for administrators at this venue will largely be unchanged. Additionally, there are plans to archive requests similar to how it is done at WP:PERM, where historical records are kept so that prior requests can more easily be searched for.

Miscellaneous

  • Voting in the 2019 Steward elections will begin on 08 February 2019, 14:00 (UTC) and end on 28 February 2019, 13:59 (UTC). The confirmation process of current stewards is being held in parallel. You can automatically check your eligibility to vote.
  • A new IRC bot is available that allows you to subscribe to notifications when specific filters are tripped. This requires that your IRC handle be identified.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:15, 4 February 2019 (UTC)